Mixdown

19 EpisodesProduced by Mark SteadmanWebsite

Short, bitesize chunks of thought and advice on the topic of productivity for podcasters. Its initial run is part of the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge.

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Where's Mark been?

August 23rd, 2018

5:00

A quick update on where Mark’s been, and where he hasn’t.

If you’d like to keep the show going, let Mark know - via your social network of choice - …

Series outlines

August 17th, 2018

3:29

If you’re producing a limited-run series, start with the overall picture, then drill down to the individual story beats and episodes.

Naming your show on the web

August 16th, 2018

4:24

Think about your show’s name and how people might type it. Also consider easy-to-type and easy-to-say URLs for each episode. Numbered URLs are great, and you can do that in a CMS like WordPress very easily; also look …

Producing multiple shows at once

August 15th, 2018

4:14

Instead of running over the same todo list for each of your shows, consider blocking out your time and doing the prep for all your shows in one block, the recording and editing in another, and the post-production in a …

Keep track of your reviews and comments

August 14th, 2018

4:57

Scrape the iTunes stores for your podcast reviews, connect Disqus to keep your comments in one place; seek out tweets mentioning your show. Keep them …

Repurposing content

August 13th, 2018

3:53

If you’ve written up show notes, take the time to flesh them out into a blog post. If you’re talking about a book, maybe review it on Amazon, using extracts from your transcript. these are ways you can extend the life …

Timezones

August 12th, 2018

3:44

A few tools to help answer the question “If it’s 9am here, what time is it where you are?” so you don’t have to ask your guests. I recommend the

Post-flight checklist

August 11th, 2018

3:44

Once you’ve recorded, make sure you have a post-flight checklist to go over everything, so you don’t miss a thing when publishing your next episode. …

Pre-flight checklists

August 10th, 2018

4:09

Have a checklist for recording each episode: one for you and one for any guests or co-hosts that you have, especially for those that aren’t seasoned podcasters. Similar to the introductory email from episode 1, give …

A short retrospective

August 9th, 2018

5:00

A quick break, and a glimpse at what it’s like to put together the show on a daily basis.

Show note templates

August 8th, 2018

4:15

Use templates to keep your show notes consistent. Use a document and fill in the blanks, MadLib style, or use Podiant’s drafts and templates to stay on top of your show notes game.

Acceptable audio in a hurry

August 7th, 2018

4:36

Setup your digital audio workstation (DAW) template before you embark on a busy project:

  • Use lots of compression incase you’re unsure how each track …

Dropcasting

August 6th, 2018

4:51

Hook up Dropbox to your podcast hosting service (or use Podiant’s Dropbox integration) to automatically post audio updates directly from your mobile, without having to go through an upload interface.

Always be ready to record

August 5th, 2018

4:29

The best camera is the one you have with you at the time. The same can often be said of podcasting, if the mood is right. So make sure you pack a …

Load up your Buffer

August 4th, 2018

4:03

Use the social network scheduling tool buffer to auto-post to your Facebook and Twitter timelines throughout the week. Load up your queue of content …

Thank your guests

August 3rd, 2018

4:02

Once you’ve recorded an episode with a guest, make sure to send them a thank-you email with resources and info on how to share the episode. Make their lives as easy as possible so they come back and bring other …

Have a welcome page for guests

August 2nd, 2018

4:00

Help your guests know what to expect when they record with you, by setting up a welcome page. Let them know about scheduling, software, equipment and …

Put all your links in one place

August 1st, 2018

5:00

Whether you have a guest or co-host, you really need to think about how you share the articles, blog posts, tweets, Reddit posts and other resources that you’re going to talk about. You also want to consider how to …

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