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February 2020

As someone who regularly engages with new and first-time podcasters, I am frequently asked how much preparation should be done before hitting record. Often, these inquiries include a question about scriptwriting. Should episodes be completely scripted to ensure that material is covered as intended? Or, should they be recorded on-the-fly to sound more natural? Personally, I recommend a combination of both. However, there are pros and cons to each and as a podcast host, you will have to determine what works best for you. Read on for a more in-depth look at each of these methods. Entirely Scripted Using this option, the podcast

With so many options available out there, purchasing a microphone for your podcast can feel like an extremely daunting and overwhelming task. That’s why we’ve created this guide of our top choices to fit within any budget. Whether you’re just starting out and looking to purchase your first microphone, or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your hardware, this guide has got you covered. First, consider directionality When selecting a microphone, it is important to plan ahead for the number of people that you intend to have on your show at one time. If you will always be recording solo, a microphone

Companies looking to reach the growing global podcast audience have been creating their own shows, known as branded podcasts. These podcasts are an extension of the brand and can be created for several important reasons such as thought leadership, having control over your brand, and creating positive engagement around your brand. Usually, these types of podcasts are created in-house and your company is fully responsible for the content, including any references to your brand’s products/services. Here are a few ways companies can benefit from having a branded podcast:   Branded podcasts give your company more control The first way branded podcasts are beneficial to

Podcast conferences are an excellent opportunity to interact with and learn from other like-minded individuals involved in the podcasting industry. Featuring special guests and keynote speakers, these events can benefit both aspiring and seasoned podcasters alike. Speaking from personal experience, we highly recommend checking out one of our following top 5 picks for MUST attend podcasting conferences in 2020. Podcast Movement: Evolutions When: February 12-15 Where: Millennium Biltmore - Los Angeles, California Cost: $169 - $519 At Podcast Movement: Evolutions, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a Creator, Professional Podcaster, or Industry Professional, this experience will be hugely beneficial. With over 100 speakers and