How To Corporate Podcast From Home
Zoe Bell | Podcasting
Podcasting is a powerful medium to communicate with remote workers due to its security, convenience, accessibility, accountability and more. But what about producing a private podcast? How easy is this to do remotely?
Many business’ private podcasts are recorded in a sophisticated office recording studio. But just because you might have stopped coming into your office, it doesn’t mean your private podcast production has to stop as well. There are plenty of easy ways to produce corporate podcasts from home and keep business communication flowing to your employees.
Tools such as Zencastr, Riverside and Squadcast, are inexpensive and allow for recording remote interviews for your private podcast. Even J.B. Hager, Co-Host of THE MOVE Podcast with Lance Armstrong, uses Zencastr to record his podcast with remote guests. With this platform, you simply send a URL link to connect with your guests and receive a separate audio track per guest. Once you are finished, your recordings can be delivered automatically to your Dropbox or Google Drive account for easy editing and sharing.`
For a solo-cast podcast episode, recording content can be as easy as speaking into the voice memos app on your iPhone.
Recording on a cell phone is easy according to this article shared by NPR.
“The internal mic on your phone is surprisingly good — there's no need to add headphones or any attachments to make a great recording. The easiest way to get the mic in a good position is to hold it to your ear, as if you're talking on the phone. If you'd rather hold it out in front of you, make sure it's not too close — you want it about 4 inches away,” the article states.
One of the easiest methods to record audio content on your iPhone is recording through the Voice Memos application available on the home screen of your phone.
As far as where to record in your house, be sure to pick a quiet space and minimize flat walls as much as possible, to reduce echo. However, depending on your editing capabilities, audio can always be edited post-production. Curtains, carpet and soft furnishings can also help to make your audio sound as good as it possibly can.
If you would like to record your podcast with the same professional equipment you might use in your office studio, check out our gear guide that outlines the items to consider buying at all different price points.
You can also produce your private podcast content easily from the safety of your home. If you have used your iPhone for recording, give the audio file a name and save it. You are able to trim the audio file directly on your iPhone by clicking the “more” feature on the bottom left of your recording. This feature looks like three horizontal dots. You can also share the file via email and edit it on alternative software.
The software available in the world of audio editing includes Audacity, Apple GarageBand, Adobe Audition and more. These tools vary in terms of cost and functionality, but especially if you are experiencing cabin fever at home, learning a new skill and getting comfortable with one of these tools is a fantastic way to pass the time. Editing software allows you to play with a number of post production settings for compressing or removing hiss from your voice. You can also easily import music for bumpers and episode introductions.
If you are looking for a simple fix, companies such as Resonate Recording, offer podcast audio editing, mixing, mastering and more. Simply send in your audio files online and pay to receive your edited episode a few days later.
From embedding share links to forming a reliable release cadence to create listening habits, there are many ways to promote your private podcasts to your employees. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks to successfully promote your business podcast to your employees in our blog here. The good news - many of these best practices are possible no matter where your location.
Also, as a reminder, the uStudio mobile application supports push notifications to audience members who have allowed push notifications on their app. When a new piece of podcast content is added to the News show all users of the application will get a push notification to their phone. Also, when an audience member subscribes to a show, they will receive a push notification when new episodes are added to that show. This way, employees will constantly be notified of new content, even when they are working from home.
Especially during times of remote working, private podcasts will continue to be an anchor for people’s daily media and business communication consumption. Reach out to the uStudio team if you would like more information on why podcasting is a great resource for remote employee enablement!
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