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Learn to Podcast without Driving Yourself Crazy on June 11

This full-day workshop takes you through everything you need to know to produce an audio podcast. You’ll get hands-on experience in recording, editing, and mixing audio, podcast file formats, setting up a podcast blog, and interacting with your listeners. Bring your laptop and headphones and let Podcast Asylum co-founder Sallie Goetsch show you how to avoid mistakes that drive listeners away or make podcasting more work for you.


Saturday, June 11, 2011
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

268 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: $197


  • Choosing and refining your topic
  • Show length and frequency
  • Show format (e.g. number of hosts, interview style, live call-in show)
  • Involving your listeners: comment lines, blog comments, forums, and more
  • A few basic microphone tips
  • Recording devices
  • Intros and outros
  • Podsafe music and other copyright issues
  • Audacity
  • Levelator
  • MP3 file format: Bit rate, sample rate, stereo vs. mono
  • Show notes
  • Listener statistics
  • Media hosting
  • Podcast plugins
  • iTunes and other podcast directories
  • Promoting your podcast
  • Podcatchers and alternate subscription methods: Stitcher, iPhone apps, etc
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Register now—only 8 spaces available

Take Your Podcast to the Next Level with ‘Professor’ Papacosta, June 1

From Donna Papacosta’s Trafcom News website:

I’ve been using audio on the Web for about seven years, and podcasting since 2005. Along the way, I’ve managed to learn many techniques that have been helpful to me in my own podcasts and in the hundreds of podcasts I have produced for clients. And I’d like to help you too.

That’s why I’m offering a free webinar called “Take Your Podcast to the Next Level.” During this 30-minute Web-based seminar, we’ll talk about simple, practical things you can do to improve your podcast – from content to audio quality to search engine optimization (SEO). This free webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Please reserve your spot today. Send an email right now to register. Attendance is limited. By the way, all you need to attend is a computer (with speakers) and an Internet connection. And perhaps a comfy chair.

Bonus: All attendees get a copy of the newly revised Podcaster’s Checklist, a three-page document filled with tips to improve your podcast.