PFD Companion Podcast: S4E18 – Fishing for Listeners

So you’ve got your podcast up and running and now it’s time to spread the word. In this episode, Tee and Chuck cover several options (both free and paid), words of caution to avoid pitfalls, and a few tips from the old experts to get you going.

00:00 Welcome and introductions
02:25 First easy tip – USP
08:43 Impressions and click through rate
14:09 Free options – promos with other podcasters
16:08 The ultimate promo – word of mouth
16:51 Let’s talk promos
22:39 Giving interviews
26:23 A warning about being daring
30:54 Don’t forget the follow-up
31:30 Takeaways
32:38 Outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E17 – Speaking directly to your peeps

How do you build a community and engagement with our listeners and viewers? What are some of those unspoken rules to be aware of to prevent you from getting banned? Let the duo with more than 30 years experience help you reach out to others without stepping on those landmines of the social media world.

  • 00:00 Welcome and introduction
  • 01:49 Defining the big E-word
  • 05:59 Where to get engagement
  • 9:09 Forums & etiquette
  • 15:53 You can’t be everywhere
  • 19:05 Don’t forget your blog
  • 19:35 Observe before participating
  • 25:35 Addressing negative feedback
  • 30:38 Don’t miss the gems
  • 32:11 Final comments

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E16 – Show Notes

Tee and Chuck discuss the value of show notes, some ideas and examples of what you can put in your show notes, and yes, they have some rabbit trails and odd stories to keep it fun.

  • 00:00 Introducing show notes
  • 01:24 A couple quick examples
  • 06:32 Pingbacks
  • 07:18 Time codes
  • 10:27 Mentioning show notes
  • 14:53 What else are they?
  • 16:02 Once your done
  • 17:34 Sidebar: Our opinions of the WordPress block editor
  • 20:44 Tags and SEO
  • 27:37 Backlinks and references
  • 31:19 Scheduling vs. live
  • 35:57 Validate it!
  • 37:46 A fun story
  • 38:53 Outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E15 – Move it on up (to your web server)

The dynamic duo is back to take you through the penultimate step in creating your masterpiece podcast episode and changing the world. We break down the finer points of artwork, file naming conventions best practices, and touch on how to get your files to your server.

Listening on your mobile device? Find the artwork at our site.

  • 00:00 Welcome/Introduction
  • 03:40 Review of Steam Rollers
  • 04:48 Review of Phil Rossi
  • 07:04 Review of The Innovative Mindset
  • 09:06 Review of Spycast
  • 10:42 Review of The Topic is Trek
  • 11:49 Trademarks, copyright, and fair use
  • 14:06 Review of Happy Hour from the Tour
  • 17:39 How to change your artwork
  • 21:11 Artwork formats
    • File formats: JPG or PNG
    • Color mode: RGB
    • Resolution: 72dpi
    • Size: 1400×1400 to 3000×3000 pixels
  • 22:51 File naming conventions
  • 29:30 Sending your file to your server
  • 33:28 A sneak peak on show notes
  • 35:10 Outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E14 – It’s all about the deTailz

Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi talk about bit rates, sample rates, encoding, file sizes, ID3 tags, and all the file details you need to put on your podcast.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 01:52 Introducing Bit rates and sample rates
  • 05:56 Compression
  • 07:56 A closer look at bit rates
  • 11:51 Methods to export and convert
  • 15:22 Lossless and lossy
  • 18:55 Quick note about MP2 files
  • 20:07 Sample rates
  • 23:29 ID3 tags
  • 30:41 Outro

PFD Companion Podcast: S4E13 – Clean Up, Podcast Aisle 8

Tee and Chuck cover some of the finer points of editing.

00:00 Introductions
02:16 The Ethics of Editing
7:30 When is it appropriate to edit
13:51 Do you review
15:33 Intros and outros and automation
17:56 The soft costs of branding
22:37 Bed music, royalty free and copyright
30:40 Practice the basics of editing
31:14 Deeper look at intros and outros
34:04 Our outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E12 – So what are you waiting for? Record, Already!

You’ve read the chapters up to this point. You’re feeling prepared, but there’s still something holding you back. Tee and Chuck bring you more tips and share their experience of things you can do to build your confidence and reap the rewards of your podcast!

00:00 Introductions
03:12 Chapter Introduction
08:50 Prep & Do-overs
11:10 Retrospectives and feedback
12:25 Mannerisms & focus
15:44 You’ve done the research
18:04 Be inspired
19:20 Drop-ins
20:10 Hitting record early
23:08 Being a better presenter
23:47 Loudness
25:53 Checklists & prep time
29:14 Closing remarks
30:03 Outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E11 – The Art of the Interview

Tee and Chuck share their 30+ years of advice, experience, and expertise about what to do (and not to do) regarding podcast interviews. We also have some fun stories to share.

Apologies for a few of audio dropouts in this episode. Internet, ‘nuf said.

Topics

  • Intro & banter
  • Interviewing and being interviewed
  • Canned and Wildcard questions
  • Research leads to better interviews
  • It’s all about them
  • Notes about editing
  • Being a good host and guest
  • Tips as a guest
  • Tips as a host
  • Ethical editing
  • Requests and rejections
  • Technical Tips
  • Being technically considerate
  • Our dream guests
  • Inspriation from “Frost Nixon”
  • Professional and personal
  • Outro

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E10 – Before you hit the record button

Tee and Chuck talk about the many things to consider about starting your podcast adventure aside from the hardware and software.

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Pick a topic and identify your audience
  • Differentiating yourself
  • Standing behind your own voice
  • Promoting and business cards
  • Outline vs. script
  • Adjusting your tone based on topic
  • The caution of a scripted podcast
  • The challenge of unscripted
  • The role of a facilitator

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PFD Companion Podcast: S4E09 – Podcasting on the go

Tee and Chuck discuss what it takes to record “on the road”. When you’re not in the studio, what are the challenges to getting clean audio and how can you address them?

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Environment
  • Sidebar: Edward James Olmos
  • How much ambience do you want?
  • Tee’s story about the break room
  • Mitigating background noise with the mic
  • Monitor your recording session with headphones
  • Using a pre-amp and the set up cost
  • What is your objective and how to haul your equipment
  • Digital recorders
  • Have a backup plan
  • Hearing yourself on delay
  • Tee’s story about “the break room”
  • Addressing “the break room” scenario
  • Tee’s story about the International Spy Museum
  • Backup plan specifics
  • RF interference
  • Addressing transitions
  • Adjusting your workflow
  • Don’t let your lack of studio inhibit your creativity
  • Tee’s predictions
  • Closing

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