501 12 Tips for Production Instructional Podcasts

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, September 30

Podcasts are an awesome tool for supporting narrative learning in the workplace. However, producing a podcast that’s engaging and keeps listeners wanting more is easier said than done. After all, there’s the equipment. What gear makes you and your guests sound great? Then there’s the learning piece. How can you transform content from a stream of consciousness conversation in an intentional learning experience? And how can you make the content sound polished and professional without being too slick?

In this session, you'll learn four tips for boosting the learning and turning a podcast into an intentional instructional experience. You'll then explore four tips for buying good equipment without breaking the bank. Finally, you'll examine four things professional broadcasters do to sound better on the radio that you can immediately incorporate into your podcast.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to intentionally deepen the learning experience within an instructional podcast
  • Key principles for buying essential gear to produce audio podcasts
  • Methods of presentation to sound more polished when presenting a podcast

Jonathan Halls

Author, Rapid Media Development for Trainers

Jonathan Halls

Jonathan Halls, who has spent 30 years as a media trainer, started his professional life in radio hosting a daily live news talk show. Author of Rapid Media for Trainers, Rapid Video for Trainers, and Video Script Writing, he formerly headed up the BBC’s production training in Britain, and is today an adjunct professor at the George Washington University where he teaches digital media. Based in Washington, DC, he provides workshops and consulting for training organizations in how to make instructional videos and podcasts. He has trained thousands of broadcasters, journalists, and trainers in 25 countries, including people from The Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, London Times, Straits Times, Time of India, DeVolkskrant and many more.

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