Course Description

Why Starting A Podcast Is The Biggest Untapped Content Marketing Opportunity...

61% of people purchase products and services they hear about on podcasts. Podcast listeners are a highly engaged and affluent audience that listen to every episode on the train, in the car or while they're exercising.

Would you like to attract more of these types of people to your business? Using podcasting as a content marketing channel can help you do just that.

- Build A Highly Engaged Audience

Podcast listeners are a highly engaged captive audience that will listen to every episode of a show on the train, in the car or while they're exercising.

- Start Your Own Trust Building Media Channel

Customers do business with people they know, like and trust. Podcasting is one of the stickiest forms of content marketing and is great way to cement a relationship with your clients and communicate your value before the sale.

- Create A Platform For Your Thought Leadership

Content marketers who podcast are elevated to expert status. Get yourself more speaking opportunities by letting people hear your thought leadership.

Professional Podcasting Certification

Show future clients and employers your mastery and expertise by adding a professional podcasting certification to your Linkedin profile, We're the only podcasting course that offers this certification, and it is included at no extra cost in the Podcast Power Blueprint training.

"The Podcast Power Blueprint training helped me get my podcast started so I could share with the world the inspiring stories that my guests have to tell. Simon's course made podcasting easy to understand and I loved how I could watch the videos at a time convenient to me. 5 stars, and highly recommended!"

Katy Napoleon-Hill - Screenwriter & Host, The Success Journeys Podcast

Here's What You Get When You Register Today...

Podcast Power Blueprint Core Training: 5 Modules, 20 Lessons, 49 Videos, + eBooks & Guides

We've got every aspect of podcasting covered in our step by step videos and guides. From start to finish you've got everything you need to learn in one place, accessible at any time including...

Module 1 -Podcast Equipment Made Easy

We'll show you which microphone and accessories to buy, that will give you studio quality recordings but are simple to set up, which audio editor to use for producing your podcasts, and how to choose where to store your podcast audio files on the web.

Module 2 - Podcast Formats, Sourcing Content & Guests

We'll show you what the most popular formats are for podcasting, how to choose the right format for your show and how to create a show plan for each episode. We've also got some great resources for you so you can source relevant content for your listeners and a step by step guide to approaching guests to appear on your show.

Module 3 - Microphone Confidence & Recording Guest Interviews

We'll show you how to use your microphone effectively for optimum sound quality, how your posture can affect your voice when recording, and how to record remote guest interviews using Skype and Ringr.

Module 4 - Producing A Polished Podcast - Editing & Mastering

We'll show you how to edit your podcast and save it in the right format for your media hosting, how to master your podcast with some simple tools to create a great sounding finished episode, how to create great artwork for your podcast, and how to tag your podcast with metadata to aid discovery on iTunes.

Module 5 - Time To Go Live! Publishing & Distributing Your Podcast

We'll show you what a podcast feed is and why you need it, how to add episodes to your podcast feed and website, how to get your podcast on the the iTunes and Stitcher platforms, how to share your podcast episodes on social media and how to understand podcast metrics.

Loz James, The Content Champion Podcast

"The Podcast Power Blueprint course is well organised, well presented and professional. I’m currently listening to the Ringr section - really great stuff!"

Jim Spring, Broadcaster, London Podcast Network

I love Simon's straight forward conversational style. Too many instructional videos can be off putting by using jargon or assuming a greater knowledge on the part of the listener, and I feel this course is just right.

Simon Dunant

Simon Dunant:  Digital Learning TechnologistSimon is the founder of New Rise Digital, and has over 16 years experience of delivering digital training. He has extensively coached and trained new and expanding businesses and their staff on digital business strategies.Simon's has delivered thought leadership at leading international conferences and alongside his coaching and training sessions he  has delivered digital transformation strategies to audiences at leading global brands including Google and Eventbrite Inc.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Choosing Your Podcast Equipment

    • Introduction To Choosing & Setting Up Your Podcast Equipment

    • Choosing Your Podcasting Equipment

  • 2

    Setting Up Your Podcast Equipment: Single Host USB Microphone Setup

    • Setting Up Your USB Condenser Microphone

    • Windows: USB Condenser Microphone Software Settings

    • Mac: USB Condenser Microphone Software Settings

    • Samson Soundeck Software Setup [Optional]

    • eBook: Equipment Guide & Links For A Single Host Podcast

  • 3

    Setting Up Your Podcast Equipment: Multiple Hosts Using A Mixer & XLR Microphone Setup

    • Setting Up Your XLR Mic & Mixer

    • eBook: Equipment Guide & Links For A Multi Host Podcast

    • eBook: A Guide To Mixer Features & Functions

  • 4

    Setting Up Your Podcast Equipment: Recording Audio With Your Mobile Device

    • Setting Up Your Mobile Device Microphone

    • IOS: Setting Up Your Audio Recording App

    • Android: Setting Up Your Audio Recording App

    • eBook: Equipment Guide & Links For Recording On Mobile

  • 5

    Choosing & Setting Up Your Audio Editing Software

    • Installing Audacity Audio Editor Software

    • Audacity Controls & Editing Functions

    • Saving & Exporting Files From Audacity

    • eBook: Audacity Download Links & Quick Reference

  • 6

    Understanding Podcast Media Hosting

    • Audio File Hosting & Streaming

    • Link To Libsyn Hosting

    • eBook: Media Hosting Guide

  • 7

    Module 1 Review

    • Podcasting Equipment Check Out

  • 8

    Module 2: Planning & Sourcing Content For Your Podcast

    • Introduction To Planning Your Podcast

  • 9

    Naming & Formatting Your Podcast

    • Choosing A Name & Format For Your Podcast

  • 10

    Planning The Structure Of Your Podcast

    • Creating Your Episode Plan

    • PDF Cheat Sheet: Podcast Show Plan

  • 11

    Sourcing Your Podcast Content

    • Sourcing The Content For Your Show

    • eBook: The Essential Guide To Getting Guests For Your Podcast

  • 12

    Module 2 Review

    • Planning Your Podcast Check Out

  • 13

    Module 3: Microphone Confidence & Guest Interviews

    • Introduction To Confidence & Interviews

  • 14

    Confidence On The Microphone

    • Microphone Distance & The Proximity Effect

    • eBook: Proximity Effect Guide

    • Posture & Voice Intonation

    • Download: Posture Poster

    • Pre-Interview Power Posing

    • Amy Cuddy's Power Posing Ted Talk

    • How To Overcome The Top 5 Fears Of Podcasting

  • 15

    Recording Interviews With Skype

    • Installing & Using Skype

    • Windows: Installing & Using iFree Skype Recorder

    • Mac: Installing & Using eCamm Skype Recorder (Mac)

    • eBook: iFree Skype Recorder Settings Guide

    • Links To Skype Recording Software

  • 16

    Recording Remote Interviews With Your Mobile

    • Recording Interviews With The Ringr App

    • Interview With Tim Sinclair, CEO of Ringr

  • 17

    Module 3 Review

    • Microphone Confidence & Interviews Check Out

  • 18

    Module 4: Producing A Polished Podcast - Editing & Mastering

    • Introduction To Editing & Mastering

  • 19

    Editing Your Podcast

    • Creating Your Podcast Branding, Intro & First Call To Action

    • Link To Podcast Intro & Jingle Provider

    • The Main Event: Editing Your Interview & Core Podcast Content

    • The Second Call To Action & Request To Subscribe

    • Enhancing Your Podcast With Music Beds

  • 20

    Exporting Your Final Edit & Mastering Your Audio

    • Exporting & Mastering Your Final Mixed Podcast

    • Mastering Tool Link

    • eBook: Mastering Settings

  • 21

    Music Resources For Your Podcast

    • Copyright, Licensing & Using Music In Your Podcast

    • Understanding Podcast Law: An Interview With David Lizerbram

    • Links To Podsafe Music Providers

    • Understanding Podcast Law: An Interview With David Lizerbram

    • Link To The Podcast Law eBook

  • 22

    Podcast Artwork & Metadata

    • The Key Elements For Creating Great Podcast Artwork

    • Using Canva To Create Your Podcast Artwork

    • Outsourcing Your Podcast Artwork With 99 Designs

    • Adding Artwork & Metadata To Your Podcast Audio File

    • Tagging Formats & Checklist

  • 23

    Module 4 Review

    • Producing Your Podcast Check Out

  • 24

    Module 5: Time To Go Live! Publishing Your Podcast

    • Introduction To Publishing Your Podcast

  • 25

    Podcast Feeds

    • Understanding Podcast Feeds

  • 26

    Publishing Your Podcast On Libsyn

    • Setting Up Your Libsyn Media Hosting Account

    • Setting Up Your Libsyn Podcast Feed

    • Adding Your Episodes To The Libsyn Podcast Feed

    • eBook: Libsyn Settings Guide

  • 27

    Publishing Your Podcast On WordPress

    • Installing & Setting Up The PowerPress Plugin

    • Publishing Your Podcast Episodes On WordPress

    • PowerPress Settings Guide

  • 28

    Distributing Your Podcast

    • Submitting Your Podcast To Apple iTunes

    • Submitting Your Podcast To Stitcher Radio

  • 29

    Podcasting Statistics & Metrics

    • Podcast Statistics: What To Measure & Why

  • 30

    Module 5 Review

    • Publishing Your Podcast Check Out