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Podcasting 101: Resources to Get Started

Interested in starting a podcast?  Everyone wants to have a voice. One of the best ways to get your voice heard is through podcasting. However, is podcasting for you? If so, how do start a podcast? Are you wondering if there’s a Podcasting 101 out there? Lisa B. Marshall can help you answer all those questions.

By
Lisa B. Marshall,
March 29, 2016

Here's an email I recently received: 

Hi Lisa,

I listen to your podcast, Quick and Dirty Tips, and I love it!

I want to start a podcast of my own - to tell short stories from a discontinued story book from India. I just do not know where to start! Can you please give some tips on how to start a podcast, how to tell stories that can keep the audience hooked, and how to prepare for a podcast with a bad voice?

Thank you,  Siri

Thanks for your question, Siri!

Your question is not unusual, and you may be surprised to find out there’s a lot of information on QDT about podcasting. I’d like to share some of those resources with you.

Before you even take the plunge, you need to decide if you really should have a podcast. The Digital Marketer, also a QDT writer, has an article called exactly that: Should You Podcast?. And I did a series on podcasting called How to Create a Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. This will give you lots of help. In addition, Grammar Girl posted a podcast titled, How to Podcast a Book, although it specifically refers to podcasting your own book. Before podcasting a book created by another author, you must confirm that it is in public domain, or get the author’s permission.

You can learn much more about podcasting from some real podcast masters whom I have personally met; Dave Jackson, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and Cliff Ravenscraft all have strong programs to help you start a podcast. As I said, I’ve met all of these men and I trust their work.

Good luck with your podcasting, and let me know how it goes!

This is Lisa B. Marshall, moving you from mediocre to memorable, from information to influence, and from worker to leader! I invite you to read my best-selling books, Smart Talk and Ace Your Interview, listen to my other podcast, Smart Talk, and invest in your professional development via my online courses Powerful PresenterExpert Presenter, or Influence: Maximize Your Impact.   

As always, your success is my business!  

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