Please do not record without wearing a pair of headphones.
Yes, it’s important for sound quality, feedback is a bugger to deal with in post-production. That’s it.
Before you say it, yes there is a way to do stuff on your phone or iPad but I’m talking about the easiest way and the quickest way for you to feel comfortable and learn.
So whether you have a PC or Mac. Connect your gear. Make sure your computer is picking up your microphone. You might need to check your settings. Next is DAWS.
You will need to cut out odd noises, false starts and “umms” and “uuhhhs”. This is what your editing software is for. Aka DAWS here are a few of the options:
Okay, most of these can be put on a Mac or PC. Don’t let the acronym scare you off (techy speak actually irritates me!!) I always recommend Audacity as a good place to start. It’s a solid platform that you can grow with as your skills get better and you gain confidence. I will say I am not a fan of Garageband personally, but if that’s what you have and you are comfortable with it. Go for it!!!
Do you have any questions? Are you stuck somewhere between idea and execution? Book a discovery call, I’d love to help you move forward.
Finally. It is happening!! I am recording my podcast!! It’s all shiny and brand new!! Hang out the bunting and bake a cake!!!
This week I have spoken to four amazing women about: how they created their businesses, lessons they have learnt, fears they struggle with and what advice they can give to someone in the first 1-3 years of their business.
What fears hold you back when you think about creating your podcast?
Are you secretly struggling? What do you want to ask? Who would you love me to interview?
From the research I have done it seems that people are waiting from a year to 18 months before finally biting the bullet and starting their podcast.
Is that you?
I can tell you that it was me, I was happy to edit and advise but I was too scared to put myself out there.
I listen to a whole bunch of podcasts, but I felt that sometimes a route wasn’t followed or a conversation was at a surface level or that some people make freelancing and or owning your own business sound like a walk in the park.
Hint: It’s not.
So I have questions I want answered, I want to create a community that asks the questions that I do and is looking for support. The goal is to add value for the listener to be a resource.
When I speak to women who want to start their podcasts, the question I get a lot is “do you think it’s a good idea”?
My answer is almost always yes, as I know how scary it can be to put yourself out there, to be seen, to make your opinions known. So how can you grow your confidence muscles? I love affirmations. (There are some great podcasts to get you started if you can’t come up with your own). What I’m working on is a short course for you to crush negative thoughts and dig deep into your idea for a podcast. Do you know who you want to talk to? What you want to talk about and why you want to podcast? My 10day Podcast Inspo course will help you get there.
That’s what I have been working on here at Maven HQ (aka my desk)
I promise there will be a link soon. Keep checking back.
The answer is both. The different formats appeal to different people. So if you love FB live go for it. When you are done save the video. Strip the audio, make a few relevant edits ( you don’t need the parts where FB live crashed for a minute or where you explained for the 4th time that you will answer questions at the end). If you are careful with your recording quality for the video the audio should be fine for you to use for a podcast. If it needs some tweaking send it to an editor.
Now you have satisfied your audio learners and your visual learners.