We’re excited to have Chris Martin of Getting Work to Work, here on Officehours, taking part in our Learn to Podcast series. Here’s a little about him, and how he can help you, during his office hours.
Chris’ podcasting story:
I have setup podcasting plugins for clients in WordPress in the past, but never had I done one on my own until recently. I have been working on a weekly podcast for two months now. I got the idea from a student in a class I was teaching on professional practices. She mentioned that she loved what I was sharing in the class and wished there was a way for more people to experience what I was teaching.
From there, I asked to borrow a friend’s microphone (he had a professional microphone and mic preamp from his podcasting days). I fired up Adobe Audition (since I have Creative Cloud) and started doing some tests of the microphone and the settings I would use.
I purposely didn’t want to overthink my plan of action. I came up with the bare essentials, such as the name of the podcast, the audience, the duration, what WordPress plugin I was going to use, and where I was going to store the mp3 files. A friend helped me fine-tune the name, I designed a logo, setup all of the technology, signed up for iTunes, and went for it.
All in all, I think I spent about 2 weeks of planning. I dove in quickly. I try not to overthink each episode of Getting Work to Work I try to have fun.
Chris can help you with questions like:
- How do I know if my idea is good enough?
- How do I edit my podcast?
- How do I setup WordPress for my podcast?
- Aren’t there a million podcasts out there? Why should I podcast?
- How do I maintain momentum and motivation to keep going?