Planning Your Podcast

Planning Your Podcast

All the Things You Need to Ask Before Your Press Record | taught by Dave Jackson

Course description

As someone who has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005, I've probably run into hundreds of people who have said, "Oh man I wish I would've found you sooner." In this course you will:

Brainstorm ideas for your show to make sure your podcast goals line up with your content

Pick a name that will resonate with listeners and not confuse them

Define your goal and brand

Define how, where, and when you will podcast.

Help picking a website address.

Understanding different recording techniques.

Understanding the different pieces of equipment and which ones I need (or not).

Have a rough idea what it will cost to launch your podcast.

Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson
Founder of the School of Podcasting

Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who has been podcasting since 2005.

He is a featured/keynote speaker at events such as Podcast Movement, Podcast MidAtlantic, DC Podfest, Podfest.us, and others.

Author of the book More Podcast Money and My Favorite Podcast Is..Understanding Listener Loyalty

He served as the Director of Podcasting for the New Media Expo.

He is best known for founding the School of Podcasting and help hundreds of podcasters launch successful podcasts

His School of Podcasting podcast has (as of 4/18) over 1.7 million downloads.

Hosts the School of Podcasting, Ask the Podcast Coach, Because of My Podcast, Podcast Rodeo Show, More Podcast Money and co-hosts the Podcasters Roundtable podcasts

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Education (specializing in Technical Education) from the University of Akron.

Works for Libsyn.com the largest Podcast Hosting Company

Course Curriculum

Reviews (7)

Five Stars

by John-Diane Thomas

Progress bars, outlines, and the last 4 minutes at 99%

by Kim Newlove
Three things I loved about "Planning Your Podcast:" 1. Progress bars 2. Outline at left of videos 3. The last video at 99% completion The progress bars are helpful. The videos have progress bars, and the course has a progress bar. They were helpful for planning how I could fit the course into my day. I love the bite-sized nature of the lessons. It was helpful to visualize what topics fit together and how long they would take. The video alternating with text was helpful to review key terms and concepts. The clickable links were useful too. I was able to visit products and sites mentioned in the video. The last video ~ 99% completion mentioned "Podcast Ingredients." I loved the messages in the video and felt inspired. So many thoughts came to mind as I watched/listened. I can develop my show and communicate its value to my listeners using the "podcast ingredients." It was especially helpful for creating my podcast description.

I sense that someone loves to teach...

by Teresa Whittet
Wow! Great info! I couldn’t wait to get home and start my course! Love what you do and they will come.... thanks Dave!
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Five Stars

by John-Diane Thomas

Progress bars, outlines, and the last 4 minutes at 99%

by Kim Newlove
Three things I loved about "Planning Your Podcast:" 1. Progress bars 2. Outline at left of videos 3. The last video at 99% completion The progress bars are helpful. The videos have progress bars, and the course has a progress bar. They were helpful for planning how I could fit the course into my day. I love the bite-sized nature of the lessons. It was helpful to visualize what topics fit together and how long they would take. The video alternating with text was helpful to review key terms and concepts. The clickable links were useful too. I was able to visit products and sites mentioned in the video. The last video ~ 99% completion mentioned "Podcast Ingredients." I loved the messages in the video and felt inspired. So many thoughts came to mind as I watched/listened. I can develop my show and communicate its value to my listeners using the "podcast ingredients." It was especially helpful for creating my podcast description.

I sense that someone loves to teach...

by Teresa Whittet
Wow! Great info! I couldn’t wait to get home and start my course! Love what you do and they will come.... thanks Dave!

Great title because I got exactly what the title said I would get

by Denise Moormeier
For me it was a little overwhelming with so much information and so little starting knowledge. Even with that I feel that the information was broken down and explained in a way that made sense to a beginner and I really liked the lesson. It took me three sessions to absorb it all, replay parts, take notes, and digest everything. Now I need to implement and work with what I learned BUT I do believe the time I'm spending now will be invaluable down the road.

necessary info Great Handouts

by John Knox
Thorough Research - thanks for sharing.

Tons of Info

by Royce Davis
Great stuff. Thanks Dave

Planning Your Podcast tutorial

by Nadine Stanley
This was a much needed course. Only thing I had trouble with was printing out the worksheets. Other than that, it was great for revamping my podcast.