I just finished listening to From The Directors Chair number 17. Sebastian Interviewed Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting. I really enjoyed the show and the interview was great.
Dave had some great hints and tips for new Podcasters and I am going to try to implement at least one of them, not that there were not others but I actually do the other ones he mentioned. The main thing that he mentioned was to choose the titles of your podcasts carefully. That is the title that will appear in iTunes, or in peoples RSS readers. The reason is that you need to grab peoples’ attention to in order for them want to take the time to listen to your podcast. Or for that matter the titles to your blog entries as well.
The other thing that was mentioned that I may as well mention here is the error of editing a podcast in mp3 format. As you may or may not know mp3 is a lossy format. Or in other words every time you open and save it it “looses” some of the quality. By the time you get round to publishing your podcast it has been edited and re-saved about twenty times and the quality is significantly reduced. This is especially evident if you publish in low bit rates. This is one error I did not make. I record and edit the whole vocal audio as a .wav file and add the songs last as they are downloaded as mp3’s and I can not change that as they come from the Pod Safe Music. So the addition of them last means minimal quality loss.
So it was a top show and there was heaps more than I have mentioned here so go and download it and listen for yourself.