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Yesterday I had the opportunity to record an episode for my clients in person. It was quite a fun experience. Not only did I get a chance to meet them in person for the first time ever, but I also got the grand tour of the business. I really felt honored to be there.  I used my Zoom PodTrak P4 with 4 microphones and I was able to record the episode at their facility. And I did have to do a lot of editing on the audio to make sure they all sounded fantastic in the end.  But if you ever need to record 4 people at the same location easily, this is a way to do that.  Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn      
Episode Artwork now available for iOS 17 in Apple Podcasts Having your podcast available on Apple Podcasts is essential for reaching a broad and engaged audience. Apple Podcasts is one of the most popular podcast platforms globally, boasting millions of active users. By listing your podcast there, you gain visibility and accessibility to a vast pool of potential listeners who trust the platform for quality content. Additionally, Apple Podcasts provides valuable analytics and user reviews that can help you improve your podcast's content and grow your audience further. Being present on Apple Podcasts not only enhances your podcast's discoverability but also establishes credibility within the podcasting community. Therefore, if you want your podcast to have a significant impact and connect with a diverse and dedicated audience, Apple Podcasts is a must-have platform. Episode artwork appears on devices with iOS 17 or later on the Now Playing screen and Queue; the Lock Screen and Control Center; in Up Next on Listen Now; on show and episode pages; and through link previews in other apps, including Messages, Mail, and on social media platforms. This artwork is optional but is a great way to highlight the episode’s content or guests while drawing in listeners with additional visual interest. When episode artwork is not supplied, Apple Podcasts will continue to display show artwork. Apple Podcasts will also default to show artwork when multiple shows are presented together to help orient listeners. Creators can publish episode artwork via RSS using their third-party hosting provider. For subscriber episodes, it can be uploaded in Apple Podcasts Connect. Guidelines Give your episode artwork a distinct visual branding separate from your show and channel artwork. Do not use your show cover as episode art. Episode titles are displayed in the UI under the artwork so avoid repeating the episode title in episode art. The episode art and show art are often displayed together, so listeners can see which show published the episode. Keep all essential design elements within the Art Safe Area. Anything placed outside of the Art Safe Area is subject to cropping and or UI overlays.  Avoid placing essential design elements where the Safe Area and UI areas intersect. Note that the UI text color will default to white. Use a background color that allows white UI text to be legible. Use CANVA to create amazing podcast artwork for free!  Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
BONUS EPISODE  Podcast Audio Grader Welcome to the Podcast Audio Quality Grader! This tool analyzes the audio quality of your podcast and provides feedback on several key metrics. The grading system is based on commonly accepted audio quality standards and is designed to help you improve your podcast's audio quality.  Loudness: It's like how loud or soft the sound of your podcast is. If it's too soft, people might have trouble hearing it, and if it's too loud, it might hurt their ears.  Peak: This is the loudest part of your podcast. If the peak is too high,it might sound distorted or uncomfortable, but if it's too low, the audio might lack impact.  Noise Floor: This is like the quiet hum you hear when no one is talking. If the noise floor is too high, it can be distracting, but if it's too low, your podcast will sound very clear and clean.  Dynamic Range: This is the difference between the loudest and quietest parts of your podcast. If the dynamic range is too big, it can be annoying because listeners will constantly need to adjust their volume. If it's too small, your podcast might sound flat and boring. How it Graded this Episode: Loudness Quality: High The overall loudness of your podcast is at a good level. It should be comfortably audible in most listening environments. Keep up the good work! Peak Quality: High The maximum volume levels in your podcast are well-balanced. None of them are excessively loud that they risk causing distortion. Noise floor Quality: Medium There's a moderate amount of noise. The spectral flatness suggests that your audio is somewhat noise-like. Reducing it could make your podcast clearer and more pleasant to listen to. Try using noise reduction tools during editing. Dynamic range Quality: High Your podcast has a small dynamic range, which is excellent for ensuring a consistent listening experience. This shows that the volume levels between your loudest and quietest parts are well-balanced. Keep up the good work! Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
In the world of podcasting, content might be king, but the quality of your audio is the kingdom itself. Why? Because good audio can make or break your podcast. Here's why creating top-notch audio is crucial: Listener Experience: Your podcast is a medium of communication, and audio is the primary conduit for your message. When your audio is crisp, clear, and free from distractions like background noise and muffled voices, it provides a more enjoyable and engaging experience for your audience. A podcast with poor audio quality can be frustrating to listen to, leading to a loss of listeners.  Professionalism: High-quality audio instantly lends an air of professionalism to your podcast. It shows that you care about your content and your audience's experience. People are more likely to trust and respect a podcast that sounds well-produced.  Retention: Clear audio makes it easier for listeners to absorb your content. When listeners don't have to strain to hear or understand what's being said, they're more likely to stay engaged throughout the episode and even subscribe for more.  Audience Growth: Great audio can help your podcast stand out in a crowded field. Word-of-mouth recommendations and positive reviews often mention audio quality as a deciding factor in whether someone gives your podcast a try.  Versatility: High-quality audio allows you to repurpose your content more effectively. You can extract snippets for social media, create audiograms, or even compile the best bits into promotional material.  Sponsorships and Collaborations: Brands and potential collaborators are more likely to partner with podcasts that prioritize audio quality. They want their message to be conveyed clearly and professionally. So, how do you achieve great audio quality? Invest in good microphones, headphones, and audio editing software. Learn the art of sound editing, pay attention to acoustics, and use pop filters and shock mounts to minimize unwanted noise. Don't forget the importance of consistent levels and balanced sound. Remember, while content is vital, it's your audio quality that often makes the first impression. Make it a good one! MUSE Plugin for Audacity Podcasting Made Easy Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
This is a mini bonus episode about how I help others. Podcasting is not my main job, its something that I do for fun in my spare time. On this short episode I share what I do for work, and how I help those who need it. Hopefully this will make you understand the power of helping others who ask for it.  Happy Podcasting Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Focusing on the value your podcast will bring to the audience is essential for building a loyal following and growing your show. Here are seven ways to prioritize delivering value: Clear Audience Understanding: - Invest time in understanding your target audience's needs, preferences, and pain points. - Create listener personas to develop content that resonates with your specific demographic.  Educate and Inform: - Prioritize informative and educational content that provides actionable takeaways. - Ensure that each episode leaves your audience with new knowledge or skills.  Solve Problems: - Identify common problems or challenges within your niche and address them in your podcast. - Offer practical solutions, tips, and strategies that help your audience overcome obstacles.  Entertain and Engage: - While informative content is crucial, also focus on keeping your audience engaged and entertained. - Use storytelling, humor, and relatable anecdotes to captivate your listeners.  Consistency and Reliability: - Establish a consistent release schedule to build trust with your audience. - Ensure that each episode maintains a high standard of quality and reliability.  Interact and Listen: - Encourage audience engagement through social media, listener surveys, and feedback channels. - Actively listen to your audience's suggestions and concerns, and adapt your content accordingly.  Continual Improvement: - Regularly assess your podcast's performance and seek ways to improve. - Stay updated with industry trends and evolving audience needs, and adapt your content strategy accordingly.  Remember that the value you provide doesn't have to be limited to the content itself; it can also encompass the overall experience of being part of your podcast community. Building a strong connection with your audience, offering consistent value, and adapting to their changing preferences will help ensure your podcast remains a valuable resource for your listeners. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Podcasting can be a highly rewarding endeavor, but it can also be demanding and potentially lead to burnout if not managed well. Here are seven ways a podcaster can avoid burnout: Set Realistic Goals: Define clear and achievable goals for your podcast. Avoid setting unrealistic expectations for the frequency of episodes, listener numbers, or monetization. Setting achievable goals will reduce unnecessary pressure and stress. Create a Consistent Schedule: Establish a regular podcasting schedule that you can realistically maintain. Whether it's weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, consistency helps manage expectations for both you and your listeners. Batch Content Creation: Instead of creating episodes one by one, consider batching your content creation. This involves recording and editing multiple episodes in one sitting. This approach can help you maintain a consistent release schedule without constantly being in "production mode." Delegate and Outsource: You don't have to do everything yourself. Delegate tasks such as editing, social media management, or episode promotion to others if possible. Outsourcing certain tasks can free up your time and reduce the workload. Prioritize Self-Care: Remember to take care of yourself. Get enough sleep, engage in regular physical activity, and maintain a healthy diet. Engaging in activities you enjoy outside of podcasting can help prevent burnout. Set Boundaries: Clearly define boundaries for your podcasting activities. Avoid letting your podcasting endeavors encroach on personal time, and communicate these boundaries to your listeners, co-hosts, and collaborators. Stay Inspired: Continuously seek inspiration for your podcast. Explore new topics, formats, or interviewees to keep your content fresh and engaging. Staying excited about your podcast can prevent the monotony that can contribute to burnout. Remember that burnout is a real concern, and it's important to monitor your mental and physical well-being. If you notice signs of burnout, such as increased stress, fatigue, or a lack of enthusiasm for your podcast, don't hesitate to take a break, seek support, or make necessary adjustments to your podcasting routine. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! I sure hope that you are enjoying the podcast journey that you are currently on, or perhaps would like to be on some day. On this episode I talk about Imposter Syndrome and 7 ways to overcome it.  Learn the Facts Share your Feelings Celebrate your Successes   Let go of Perfectionism Cultivate Self-Companssion Share your Failures Accept It Up to 82% of people face feelings of impostor phenomenon, struggling with the sense they haven’t earned what they’ve achieved and are a fraud. There’s an ongoing fear that’s usually experienced by high-achieving individuals that they’re going to be ‘found out’ or unmasked as being incompetent or unable to replicate past successes. Us podcasters are no different. We feel as if we don't have the expertise or experience to warrent lisenership. You are not alone, we all deal with imposter syndrome.  Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! I hope you are having a fantastic time along your podcast journey. As content creators, we are all wonder if we are serving our audience correctly. In this episode I talk about the choices me make as content creators and how these choices can impact your audience.  Adobe Podcast Enhance In an age where content consumption habits are constantly evolving, content creators are presented with an array of mediums through which they can engage their audience. Among these, video and audio podcasts have emerged as two of the most potent tools for sharing content. By combining the strengths of both formats, creators can tap into a wider audience base and offer a more immersive experience. Captivating Visual Storytelling: Video podcasts offer the opportunity to go beyond the audio realm and deliver content through visual storytelling. This can be especially effective for showcasing demonstrations, interviews, tutorials, and events. The inclusion of visuals not only makes the content more engaging but also aids in conveying complex concepts that might be challenging to communicate through audio alone. Catering to Diverse Preferences: People consume content in various ways, and not everyone has the time or inclination to watch videos or listen to audio exclusively. By providing both options, content creators accommodate a broader range of preferences. Some may choose to listen during commutes or workouts, while others may prefer to watch during leisure moments. Offering both audio and video allows creators to reach and resonate with their audience, regardless of their consumption habits. Enhanced Engagement and Connection: Visual content fosters a stronger emotional connection with the audience. When viewers can see the speaker's expressions and body language, they feel more connected and engaged. This connection can be particularly important for building a loyal audience base, as it humanizes the content creator and encourages listeners/viewers to form a deeper bond. Tapping into SEO and Discoverability: Both audio and video podcasts provide opportunities for discoverability. Podcast directories, YouTube, and social media platforms have robust search functionalities that enable content to be found by relevant audiences. Utilizing proper titles, descriptions, and tags can significantly improve the chances of content being discovered through organic searches. Versatile Content Repurposing: Creating content in both video and audio formats opens the door to repurposing. Video podcasts can be edited into shorter clips for social media sharing or transformed into blog posts. Audio content can be transcribed and used as written content or repackaged as downloadable resources. This versatility maximizes the utility of each piece of content. Accessibility and Inclusivity: While video podcasts enhance engagement, they can also pose accessibility challenges for those with hearing impairments. Providing audio versions of the same content ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can access and enjoy the content. Conclusion: The landscape of content creation is evolving, and creators must adapt to the preferences of their audience. By utilizing both video and audio podcasts, content creators can create a comprehensive content strategy that reaches a wider audience, resonates on multiple levels, and provides greater engagement opportunities. The synergy between these formats opens doors for creative storytelling and ensures that content can be enjoyed by diverse audiences across various platforms. As content consumption habits continue to evolve, embracing this holistic approach will position creators for success in the ever-expanding digital realm. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
I am back in San Diego CA, and back to my regular podcasting schedule. July 2023 has been quite an adventure and I'm so glad to back home. I was in Hawaii and New York all within the same week. Traveling the world and meeting new friends along the way.  On this episode I go over the 3 Pillars of Podcasting that we all should know when we create a show.  Know why you are podcasting. Sounds simple, but we all have a different reason behind it. Everything starts with a Why.  Know who your podcast is for. Craft a show for a particular person, not for everyone.  Know what kind of value your show will deliver to your audience. Value comes in many different forms, from knowledge to entertainment.  And a Bonus Pillar!  While I was in New York last week I was a guest on The Basement Surge Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
I have been in vacation mode all last week. Flying home from the islands of Hawaii. What an incredible place to visit. To share my vacation with you, I created a Hawaiian audio experience at the beginning of this episode. Using theater of the mind to transport you to the islands of Hawaii through the power of audio. Especially by using "stereo" audio to set the soundscape needed to enhance the scene. Not all podcast media hosts publish your podcast in stereo. One example is Buzzsprout. They produce your podcast in mono only formats. Be careful if you are using stereo sounds to tell you message on a platform that doesn't use stereo.  Stereo audio can significantly enhance the soundscape of your podcast by creating a more immersive and dynamic listening experience for your audience. Unlike mono sound, which comes from a single source and can sometimes feel flat, stereo utilizes two separate channels, allowing for the placement of different audio elements in the left and right speakers. This spatial separation enables you to create a sense of depth and directionality, making it feel as if the listener is surrounded by the sounds. By judiciously using stereo panning, you can place voices and sound effects in specific locations, providing a more engaging and realistic atmosphere. Additionally, stereo can be employed to widen the soundstage, making the podcast feel more expansive and appealing to listeners. When used thoughtfully, stereo audio can add a layer of richness and creativity to your podcast, effectively enhancing your message and ultimately building a larger and more captivated audience. Then I'm joined by David Hooper from Build a BIG Podcast. David Hooper is a media marketing expert based in Nashville, TN. He specializes in helping individuals and companies build audiences via broadcasting and podcasting. His latest book is Big Podcast – How To Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get Everybody Talking About Your Show. BIG Podcast Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
As content creators, we love to know if our message is really being heard by our audience. One known way to find that out is through podcast download metrics. As podcasters, we strive to create engaging content that resonates with our audience and garners the attention it deserves. While many metrics can gauge a podcast's success, the number of downloads often takes center stage. However, it's essential to understand that download figures alone may not paint the whole picture. So, let's delve into what really matters when publishing an episode. Quality Content: The foundation of any successful podcast lies in its content. Your audience is looking for valuable information, captivating stories, or thought-provoking discussions. Focus on delivering high-quality, well-researched, and engaging episodes that keep your listeners coming back for more. Consistency in content quality will ultimately drive more downloads and foster a loyal listener base. Clear Audio: A podcast's audio quality can make or break its success. Listeners appreciate crisp, clear audio that immerses them in the experience. Invest in a good microphone, use a quiet recording space, and edit your episodes to ensure optimal sound quality. Remember, your listeners are tuning in to listen, so prioritize delivering excellent audio. Effective Promotion: Producing great content is only half the battle. Promoting your podcast is crucial for expanding your listener base. Leverage social media platforms, collaborate with other podcasters, reach out to influencers in your niche, and engage with your audience. A well-executed promotional strategy can significantly boost your episode's visibility and, subsequently, your download numbers. Compelling Titles and Descriptions: Your podcast's title and episode descriptions act as the gateway to your content. Craft attention-grabbing titles that spark curiosity and accurately reflect the episode's essence. Accompany them with engaging descriptions that entice potential listeners to hit that "Play" button. A compelling title and description can make a significant difference in attracting new downloads. Audience Interaction and Feedback: Building a strong connection with your audience is vital for long-term podcast success. Encourage your listeners to provide feedback, share their thoughts, and participate in discussions. Engage with them on social media or through dedicated platforms like Discord. Actively incorporating their input can foster a sense of community and loyalty, resulting in increased downloads as satisfied listeners become enthusiastic advocates for your podcast. While download numbers offer valuable insights into your podcast's reach, they should not be the sole focus. Concentrate on consistently producing high-quality content, ensuring exceptional audio, promoting effectively, creating captivating titles and descriptions, and fostering audience interaction. By prioritizing these key elements, you'll not only enhance the overall podcast experience but also attract more listeners and ultimately achieve the success your podcast deserves. Happy podcasting! PodPage Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
On this episode I talk about spending some serious podcasting money. The Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Spotify split. For a mere $20 million dollars they agreed to create amazing podcast content that would deliver a "different perspective" from the Royal Family. And when we all found out they were faking interviews and had no real content, its no wonder that Spotify dropped them.  In the ever-evolving world of podcasting, where new shows are constantly emerging and competing for listeners' attention, it's easy to get caught up in the allure of big names and celebrity endorsements. However, as tempting as it may be to rely solely on a recognizable host or guest, the true key to podcast success lies in delivering high-quality content and tangible value to your audience. While a big name may initially attract some listeners, it's the substance and value within your podcast episodes that will keep them coming back for more. Here's why prioritizing good content and value is paramount:  Authenticity: Listeners crave genuine experiences and real conversations. A podcast that offers valuable insights, unique perspectives, and engaging discussions will resonate with the audience on a deeper level. People connect with content that feels authentic and relatable, rather than just a polished facade with a famous name attached. Trust and Credibility: Establishing trust with your listeners is essential for building a loyal audience. By consistently delivering valuable content, you demonstrate expertise and credibility in your niche. When listeners trust your podcast as a reliable source of information or entertainment, they are more likely to recommend it to others and become long-term subscribers. Longevity: Trends come and go, but good content stands the test of time. Focusing on providing value ensures that your podcast remains relevant and valuable, regardless of industry shifts or the rise and fall of individual influencers. Building a solid foundation based on quality content allows your podcast to thrive in the long run. Community Building: A podcast is more than just a one-way communication channel. It has the power to create a community of like-minded individuals who share common interests. When your podcast consistently delivers value and meaningful content, it fosters a sense of belonging among listeners. This community engagement can lead to loyal followers, active participation, and even potential collaborations. Differentiation: In a crowded podcast landscape, having good content and value sets you apart from the competition. While a big name may grab attention initially, it's the substance of your episodes that will distinguish your show and attract a dedicated audience. By focusing on delivering unique and valuable content, you carve out a niche and build a loyal listener base. While there's no denying the potential advantages of having a big name associated with your podcast, it's crucial not to rely solely on that factor. Instead, invest your time, effort, and resources in creating high-quality content that delivers value to your audience. By doing so, you'll build a podcast that stands the test of time, fosters genuine connections, and leaves a lasting impact on your listeners. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! I hope you are having a wonderful time on your podcast journey so far. Almost everyshow, at some point, will have guests on thier show. But today's show is a little different. I'm flipping the script and I'm telling you what things are like being the podcast guest. In this enlightening episode, we pull back the curtain on the world of podcasting and dive into the unique perspective of a podcast guest. Whether you're a seasoned guest or a newbie preparing for your first appearance, this episode is your backstage pass to understanding what it's really like to be featured on a podcast and what you can expect during the process.  From the initial invitation to the final edit, we explore the journey of a podcast guest and shed light on the behind-the-scenes aspects that listeners rarely get to witness. Our expert guests, including podcast hosts and experienced guests themselves, share their insights, anecdotes, and practical tips to help you make the most of your podcast guest experience. The thrill of being a podcast guest: Discover the benefits and opportunities that arise from sharing your expertise on a podcast. Preparing for your podcast appearance: Learn how to research the show, understand your audience, and effectively communicate your key points.  Navigating the interview process: Gain valuable tips on how to engage with hosts, respond to questions, and create a memorable experience for listeners. Technical considerations: Explore the importance of audio quality, recommended equipment, and troubleshooting common issues during remote interviews. Post-recording: Uncover the post-production process, including editing, show promotion, and leveraging your podcast appearance for personal or professional growth. Unexpected challenges and triumphs: Hear captivating stories from experienced guests who have encountered memorable moments during their podcast journeys. Whether you're interested in becoming a podcast guest or simply curious about the guest experience, this episode will leave you with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to shine as a guest and make a lasting impact in the podcasting realm. Tune in and get ready to step into the shoes of a podcast guest! Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
So happy to be back Podcasting with you this week!  We are discussing how having good chemistry between podcast hosts can be so important. The podcast that I create for my clients has good chemistry between the hosts, and good audio. Thats a win - win! If you would like to use my services to create a podcast click this link to get started - Good chemistry forms the foundation of a successful and engaging podcast. When hosts share a natural connection and rapport, their conversations flow effortlessly, creating a dynamic and enjoyable listening experience for their audience. Good chemistry allows hosts to play off each other's energy, offering diverse perspectives and engaging in lively discussions that keep listeners captivated. It also promotes teamwork and coordination, ensuring a seamless production process. A strong connection between hosts fosters authenticity, building trust and loyalty with the audience. Positive energy and a pleasant atmosphere emanate from hosts with good chemistry, making guests feel comfortable and encouraging them to share their insights openly. In essence, good chemistry between podcast hosts elevates the overall quality of the podcast and contributes to its long-term success. Then Shanel from The Nerd in Texas Podcast stops by to talk about what its like living in Texas, her Podcast, and Movies.  Nerd in Texas Podcast "My Name is Shanel and my podcast is about Movies, Tv shows, Books, a few video games, and a sprinkle of comedy. I love all kinds of fandoms such as star wars, marvel, DC and many more. So if you wanting to know the latest or just interested in something new to watch, you are in the right place. I love to interact with my listeners and I tell people my podcast is a tiny podcast with a big heart." Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! Welcome to another week in the podcast universe. On today’s episode I tell you all about the all new Rode PodMic USB. And if you have a simple podcast set up, this microphone could be your new best friend. It holds the audio power of a full Rodcaster Pro built right into it.  RODE PodMic USB Then I'm joined by Adam Schaeuble from Podcasting Business School. We discussed all about creating an amazing podcast. He helps frustrated podcasters stop hearing crickets and start making... even with a small audience. He shares some valuable information about what is the best way to use social media to market your podcast.  Podcasting Business School Adam's Instagram Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! Thanks you for listening today, I really appreciate it! In the world on the "indie-hobby" podcaster I've noticed that most of you are not broadcasters. The friendly "chatcast" type of shows are fine, but from a listener perspective they dont seem to grab anybodys attention. There is nothing to dazzle the audience. There is a way of thinking that might help when you record your next episode. Think of how you can be a better Presenter versus having a simple conversation with friends.  In the vast world of podcasting, creators have the freedom to express their ideas, interview guests, and engage in insightful conversations. While many podcasters adopt a conversational approach with their guests or co-hosts, there is merit in adopting a broadcaster mindset and focusing on the audience. In this episode, we will explore the reasons why podcasters should consider projecting their content to the audience and why it can lead to a more impactful podcasting experience. Broadcasters have a clear purpose—to entertain, inform, or inspire their audience. They craft their content to captivate and engage a wide range of listeners. Similarly, podcasters can benefit from adopting this mindset by understanding the importance of catering to their audience's needs and interests. By thinking like a broadcaster, podcasters can create content that resonates with their target demographic and offers value to a broader audience. When podcasters shift their focus from personal conversations to projecting their content to the audience, they increase their chances of reaching a wider audience. Broadcasting content that is relatable and valuable to a diverse range of listeners can attract new followers and expand the podcast's reach. By considering the audience's perspective and tailoring the content accordingly, podcasters can maximize their impact and grow their listener base. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Understanding the Differences between Content Creators and Content Commentators  In the realm of online content, there are two key roles that shape the landscape: content creators and content commentators. While both contribute to the digital discourse, they fulfill distinct functions. This episode explores the fundamental differences between content creators and content commentators, shedding light on their unique roles and perspectives. Content Creators: Content creators are the driving force behind the creation and dissemination of online content. They possess the skills, expertise, and creativity required to generate original material across various platforms. From podcast hosts to YouTube vloggers, bloggers, and social media influencers, content creators bring ideas to life. They invest time and effort into researching, crafting, and producing engaging content that captures the attention of their target audience. Content creators often take on multiple roles, serving as writers, producers, editors, and marketers of their work. Their primary objective is to entertain, educate, inspire, or inform their audience through their unique perspective and creative expression. Content Commentators: Content commentators, on the other hand, play a complementary role to content creators. They engage with the material produced by content creators, offering their insights, opinions, and reactions. Content commentators can be considered active participants in the digital conversation. They provide valuable feedback, initiate discussions, and contribute to the overall discourse surrounding the content. Commentators leverage platforms such as comment sections, forums, social media, and even dedicated podcasts to share their thoughts. Their perspective adds depth to the conversation, enabling further analysis and interpretation of the content's meaning. Commentators often draw from their personal experiences, knowledge, or expertise, enriching the overall dialogue surrounding the content. Differences: The key differences between content creators and content commentators lie in their roles, responsibilities, and levels of engagement. Content creators are the originators, responsible for generating original material, while content commentators respond to and interact with the content. Creators invest time and resources into content production, often assuming multiple roles. In contrast, commentators focus on consuming and analyzing the content, offering their perspectives without the burden of content creation. Creators are often driven by their passion for a particular subject, while commentators engage based on their interest, personal connection, or expertise in the topic at hand. Additionally, creators typically seek to build a loyal audience and establish their brand, whereas commentators may engage with various creators and content.  Content creators and content commentators both play vital roles in the digital landscape. Creators bring their ideas to life, crafting original content, while commentators contribute valuable insights and perspectives to the ongoing conversation. By recognizing and understanding these differences, we can appreciate the collaborative nature of online content and foster a more inclusive and engaging digital environment. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Welcome to Podtastic Audio! On this episode I'm going to talk about the two different styles of podcast interviews: The Narrative Stye and The Natural Conversation Style. And no matter which style works best for you and your show, remember to have fun! Podcasting has emerged as a popular medium for interviews, offering a unique and engaging way to share knowledge, stories, and insights. When it comes to podcast interview shows, two distinct styles have gained prominence: the natural conversation style and the narration style. While both have their merits, they bring different dynamics to the listening experience. Natural Conversation Style: The natural conversation style aims to simulate an organic and spontaneous discussion between the host and the guest. It prioritizes authenticity, a relaxed atmosphere, and a free-flowing exchange of ideas. Here are the pros and cons of this style:  Pros: Authenticity: Natural conversation style allows for genuine reactions, emotions, and unscripted moments, making the interview feel more personal and relatable.  Engaging and Dynamic: The conversational approach creates a sense of energy and back-and-forth banter, keeping the listener engaged and entertained. Flexibility: This style permits diversions and tangents, enabling unexpected insights and new perspectives to emerge during the conversation. Cons:  Lack of Structure: The absence of a rigid script can sometimes lead to meandering discussions or incomplete coverage of certain topics.  Lengthy Episodes: Natural conversation-style interviews tend to be longer due to their open-ended nature, potentially testing the patience of time-constrained listeners. Potential for Information Overload: Without a tightly organized structure, essential points may get buried or lost within the conversation, making it challenging for listeners to extract key takeaways. Narration Style: The narration style takes a more structured and controlled approach, with the host providing narration, context, and guiding the interviewee through a pre-determined script. Here are the pros and cons of this style: Pros: Clarity and Focus: The narration style ensures a clear direction, allowing the host to cover specific points and ensure the interview remains on track. Conciseness: The structured format allows for concise delivery of information, making episodes more time-efficient for busy listeners. Enhanced Storytelling: By incorporating well-crafted narratives and transitions, the narration style can create a compelling and immersive storytelling experience.  Cons:  Reduced Spontaneity: The more controlled nature of the narration style may limit the natural flow of conversation, potentially sacrificing spontaneity and authenticity. Less Flexibility: The rigid structure may leave little room for unexpected insights or unplanned detours, potentially missing out on valuable perspectives. Potential for Sterility: Overly scripted episodes can sometimes lack the warmth and personal connection that comes from a genuine, unfiltered conversation. Conclusion: Both the natural conversation style and the narration style bring unique qualities to podcast interview shows. The choice between the two depends on the goals, preferences, and desired audience experience. The natural conversation style thrives on authenticity and engagement, while the narration style offers structure and concise delivery. To strike a balance, some hosts combine elements of both styles, blending the strengths of each to create a captivating and informative listening experience. Ultimately, regardless of the chosen style, the success of a podcast interview show lies in the ability to provide valuable insights, foster meaningful conversations, and resonate with the audience. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
Happy Podcasting! On this episode of Podtastic Audio, I'll help you capture really good audio for you podcast. When you record audio, you need to know... how well the audio is actually being captured at your microphone source. There is an easy way to find out how good your audio is coming into your microphone. And to my surprise, 46% of podcasters didn't do this! LIve Audio Monitoring  As a podcaster, monitoring your own audio live during recording is crucial for ensuring that your content is of high quality. By listening to your own voice and the sound levels of your recording equipment in real-time, you can detect any potential issues such as background noise, microphone pops, or low audio levels. Monitoring your audio can also help you to adjust your speaking volume and tone to make sure that your listeners can hear and understand you clearly. By taking the time to monitor your audio during recording, you can make sure that your final podcast product is polished, professional, and enjoyable for your audience.  Audio LUFS  Audio LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale) is a measurement used to determine the loudness of an audio signal. It measures the perceived loudness of audio content, taking into account human hearing and the frequency response of the human ear. LUFS is different from traditional measures of loudness, such as decibels (dB), which only measure the peak level of the signal. LUFS measures the overall loudness of the audio content, including both the peaks and the quieter parts. This measurement is particularly important for podcasts because it ensures that the audio is consistent in volume and doesn't cause discomfort or fatigue to the listener. Many podcast platforms have specific LUFS standards for audio submissions, so it's important for podcasters to be aware of and meet these standards for optimal sound quality Enhance Speech from Adobe Speech enhancement makes voice recordings sound as if they were recorded in a professional studio. Thanks so much for listening, I really appreciate it so much. If you need any help with your podcast, feel free to reach out. My email is  The Kris and Kristine Show Podtastic Audio Twitter Instagram LInkedIn    
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