Tips and tricks for recording podcasts
You do not need to buy expensive equipment
Although the audio quality of podcasts improve with the quality of recording equipment you use, it is not essential to book recording studios, or send your speakers expensive recording equipment if they are contributing remotely, to record a good quality podcast. Podcasts can easily be recording using online meeting platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx, however it is recommended to schedule a test recording with your speakers prior to recording each episode to ensure that the quality of their microphones and internet connections are adequate. The editing of your podcasts can also be done cost effectively by using one of the many online editing platforms available for free or through an annual subscription.
Don’t be tempted to get too scripted
The most engaging podcasts are those that feel like natural conversations. Although it is important to plan each podcast in advance with the chosen speakers, it is best to agree only on the key topics for discussion or interview questions rather than developing a full script to allow the conversation to flow naturally.
Your podcast platform is key
To guarantee the effectiveness of your podcast series, you must ensure that the podcasts can be easily accessed through portable electronic devices. This allows the podcasts to be easily accessed on-the-go. Therefore, we recommend investing in a web-based podcast platform to house your content if an existing solution is not available to you within your organisation.