It was an honor to give my tips on how to start a podcast at my Alma Mater, NCCU, this past Monday. Thank you Brett Chambers for inviting me back to speak at your Mass Communications classes. I share how to create a podcast using Anchor. Plus I share how I was able to get Roy Woods Jr to visit last year when I was asked to speak.
I decided to surprise my former boss and Alma Mater with a special guest, Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Roy shared his tips on how to break into the industry.
"It goes without saying, communication has changed drastically in the past year! How do you continue to build authentic connections with your audience in a Zoom world? Now, when thinking about your audience, think broadly from 1 on 1 meetings to full "Zoom Rooms" where you might be giving a presentation. Being able to connect with people through a lens and from behind a computer screen takes talent, and a hint of acting!" Virtual event at Frontier RTP for Women's Day
Thanks to my Podfest Fam I won the best mic! It's inexpensive but reliable and creates a great sound. I am constantly asked what mic I am using and love sharing what it is because it's fantastic and affordable. Zoom ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pack, Podcast Dynamic Microphone. Purchase from Amazon, here. You have to use an audio interface. or if you have the budget go all out and get the Røde RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio. "The RØDECaster Pro is designed to simplify podcast production while delivering superb audio quality. It supports up to four presenters, as well as offers easy connection to the phone, USB, and Bluetooth sources. Eight programmable pads offer instant playback of sound effects and jingles. Podcasts can be recorded directly to a microSD card, or a computer via USB. Ease of use is assured, with intuitive controls and large full-color touchscreen." Also available for purchase at AMAZON.
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator/
Microphone Preamp Mic Activator for Shure SM7B: Microphone Amplifier
The Dynamic Microphone Amplifier is an active in-line preamp that offers +25dB of clean gain. It works with low-output and quiet sources like passive ribbon microphones, which lack sufficient gain. Dynamic Microphone Amplifier with advanced FETs and transformerless to ensure you got ultra-low noise floor. Purchase at Amazon here.
BeLive: is the software I use to produce my talk show, and I get a special discount for using my link. I also receive a commission for each person that signs up. Win-win. Here are their suggestions for 11 things to consider before going live. Consider this when choosing which software, camera, and microphone you purchase. Your computer has to be able to support your gear.
Consider how you plan to distribute your show; it's on social media, websites, or podcast platforms. Here are some disadvantages and advantages of going live or being pre-recorded.
3 Best Streaming Camera Options For Your Facebook And YouTube Live
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