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Welcome to the How To Podcast Series!

Here we share great short podcast episodes designed as bite-sized, easily to consume tips, updates and suggestions to help you on your podcast journey! Grow your community, start a podcast, gear suggestions, podcast platforms, social media, guesting, hosting and so much more!

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Welcome to the How To Podcast Series!

Here we share great short podcast episodes designed as bite-sized, easily to consume tips, updates and suggestions to help you on your podcast journey! Grow your community, start a podcast, gear suggestions, podcast platforms, social media, guesting, hosting and so much more!

We invite fellow podcasters to hop into the co-host seat here in the podcast to share where they are at and what they have learned so far.

Join the conversation at HowToPodcast.ca for great support, suggestions, services and podcast tips to help you on your podcast journey!

    Daily Dave Briefing - Podcasting Tips - Should I have Chapters in your Podcast Episode Notes

    Daily Dave Briefing - Podcasting Tips - Should I have Chapters in your Podcast Episode Notes

    Daily Dave Briefing - Podcasting Tips - Should I have Chapters in your Podcast Episode Notes


    Unlocking the Power of Podcast Chapters: Enhancing the Listener Experience

    When a podcast incorporates chapters, listeners can see the chapter titles in their podcast player and easily skip to the section they want to hear. This provides a two-fold benefit: listeners can find a starting point that aligns with their unique interests, and they gain a bird's-eye view of the podcast's overall structure.

    Should You Add Chapters to Your Podcast?Chapters may not be appropriate for all podcast genres, such as storytelling shows like Snap Judgment or The Moth, where the narrative is meant to be experienced from start to finish.

    However, for informational podcasts like The Huberman Lab or less structured shows like the Joe Rogan Experience, chapters can be a valuable tool to highlight the "key segments" and provide a roadmap for listeners.As a podcaster, you'll have an intuitive understanding of whether chapters would be a good fit for your content.

    To get a sense of how chapters "feel," try using a podcast player like Fathom, which can read existing chapter markers or even generate them using AI for podcasts that don't have them. Observing how chapters are used in YouTube videos can also provide helpful insights.

    Streamlining the Chapter Creation Process

    Adding chapters manually can be a time-consuming task, requiring you to listen back to your podcast and meticulously place markers or type up the chapter titles.

    Some podcast hosting platforms, like Buzzsprout, offer built-in tools to simplify this process.

    However, the chapter creation process can be one of the most arduous parts of podcast production, with some producers listening to their episodes multiple times just to identify the necessary elements, such as chapter markers, social media clips, and audio quality checks.

    Leveraging AI Tools for Effortless Chapter GenerationTo address this challenge, many podcasters are turning to AI tools like Podium, which can automate the chapter creation process. These tools listen to your podcast, transcribe the audio, and then analyze the transcript to identify the appropriate chapter segments. The result is a formatted output that you can easily add to your show notes, allowing platforms like YouTube and Spotify to display the chapter titles.

    This AI-powered approach can save you hours of manual work, freeing up your time to focus on other aspects of podcast production. While some may be hesitant to rely on AI, the goal is not to replace your role, but rather to provide a solid foundation that you can then refine and perfect.

    Conclusion

    Chapters can be a powerful tool for enhancing the listener experience, but creating them can be a time-consuming task. By leveraging AI-driven chapter generation tools, you can streamline the process and devote more attention to the creative and strategic elements of your podcast. Whether you're a solo podcaster or part of a production team, these AI-powered solutions can be a game-changer in your podcast workflow.

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    E239 - 3 Questions For A New Podcaster - Why Are You Thinking of Starting A Podcast

    E239 - 3 Questions For A New Podcaster - Why Are You Thinking of Starting A Podcast

    Episode 239 - 3 Questions For A New Podcaster - Why Are You Thinking of Starting A Podcast

    So, why are you thinking of doing a podcast? Here's an exercise for you to consider



    Please answer these three questions about your podcast plans:

    (1) How much time do you have to devote to your podcast?

    If time is your smallest slice of your pie, maybe you can try publishing shorter epsiodes or less frequent episodes, maybe you can partner with a co-host and share responsibilites and the time requied to create and maintain your podcast

    (2) How much money do you have to devote to your podcast?

    If money is your smallest slice of your pie, having a co-host could mean splitting costs, you could use a crowdfunding tool like BuyMeACoffee.com to raise capital funds to run your show - there are ways to make your money slice of your pie bigger!

    (3) How much passion do you have to do this podcast?

    Why should you or your listener care about your podcast? Do you love your subject? Doing something that you are by no means passionate about is not sustainable - at all! Identify what your passions are - these are the things that will drive you!

    If you are not clear on your investment of time, money and passion your audience will pick up on this!

    Need help developing time, money and passion for your podcast? Use the calendar link on my site and let's discuss how you move forward with your podcast!

    We got you!

    Dave

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    • 18 min
    E238 - How my YouTube Strategy Differs from other creators - How I made YouTube work for me, not the other way around

    E238 - How my YouTube Strategy Differs from other creators - How I made YouTube work for me, not the other way around

    Episode 238 - How my YouTube Strategy Differs from other creators - How I made YouTube work for me, not the other way around



    An Audio only podcast does have a home on YouTube despite the constant railings of "gurus" that preach to podcasters that (in their words) "Fake videos do not belong on YouTube" To these "gurus", a fake video is anything that is not a video.

    What is your YouTube strategy for your podcast? Do you have a strategy? Mine differs from others in this space based on one simple statement - I do not work for YouTube, YouTube works for me!

    YouTube is great for your podcast as a backup drive, as a legacy for your content, the ease of connection is simple, searchability is strong to be found, accessibility is ever present with closed captioning and transcripts for free and non-video versions of an audio cast will work for many including marathon true crime podcasters - you don't need to make a movie of your episodes - you have a space on YouTube for your audio only content.

    If you come across anyone in podcasting that tells you that a free platform should never be trusted because free is a bad business plan - then kindly ask them if they have a Facebook account, or Instagram, or LinkedIn or TikTok - those are all free plans and seem to do suprisingly well as a free platform.

    What is your YouTube strategy?

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    • 27 min
    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Scarlett's Joyful Message About Her Podcast

    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Scarlett's Joyful Message About Her Podcast

    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Scarlett's Joyful Message About Her Podcast

    Podcasting is a lot of hard work, often done alone, sometimes we feel that we hardly making a dent as we create content, post to our community and start working on our next episode. Sometimes podcastding isn't fun. Sometimes we forget that podcasting can be fun, life changing and a new passion - have you lost that loving feeling for your podcast? Well listen to the latest SpeakPipe message from Scarlett about her podcast and her journey as a new podcaster - her joy and excitement about her new podcast is contagious!

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4lC_fiAY_xNewLw3zz9pmoisySeIXxet&si=rfkLVMr952mLqh4O

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    E237 - CO-HOST - Adinah Johnson Returns - 6 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt and a creative way to break the ice and a stove at the same time

    E237 - CO-HOST - Adinah Johnson Returns - 6 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt and a creative way to break the ice and a stove at the same time

    Episode 237 - 6 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt and a creative way to Break the ice and a Stove at the same time


    6 Tips to overcome self-doubt


    Avoid Self-Comparison
    Remember tour past achievements
    Avoid Comparing yourself to others
    Be mindful of your thinking
    Spend time with supportive people
    Find validation from within


    Adinah Johnson a retired Psychology Professor, Published Author, Marriage Coach, Youtuber, Podcaster, wife and a mom. I was a youth counselor for 14 years. My book Butterfly Blue (The pain of infertility and the power of Forgiveness) is on Amazon. My Podcast is Black Butterfly/Black Pearls is on Spotify

    Amazon.com: Butterfly Blue: The Pain of Infertility & The Power of Forgiveness (9781733659406): MHR, MSM, Adinah Johnson: Books

    https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Blue-Infertility-Power-Forgiveness/dp/1733659404


    My podcast Black Butterfly/Black Pearls is on Spotify with my lifelong friend of 45 years.

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hDmMsjX1WnhS3n3dOPhh8?si=vwg1tiCLQ4yHRLUP-XTcIQ&nd=1&dlsi=dc06dbb2ae3746a9

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    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Narrative Podcasting - A Different Approach to Interviewing - Podcastin' in the free world

    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Narrative Podcasting - A Different Approach to Interviewing - Podcastin' in the free world

    The Daily Dave - Podcasting Tips - Narrative Podcasting - A Different Approach to Interviewing - Podcastin' in the free world

    I recently had the priviledge to spend time with Neil Young's older brother Bob on my Living The Next Chapter Podcast. We talked about his new book, we shared stories of his brother Neil and the Young Family.

    Our conversation was not framed like a typical interview so I thought I would try editing the interview in a different format. I am putting this out so you can see that there are other ways to edit your podcasts - be creative and don't be afraid to try new editing techniques.


    Bob Young was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1942. He was a member of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association for nearly three decades and first met Moe Norman in the early 1960s. Like Norman, Young has always been intrigued by metaphysics and has had access to the leading trance mediums. Young’s brother is Neil Young, the internationally recognized singer-songwriter.


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