Your Podcast Needs Cover Art (Here’s Why, And How To Get It Made)

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Getting a podcast up and running is a feat in itself, sometimes. You’ve recorded. You’ve edited. You’ve found a great podcast hosting service, and you’ve uploaded your first episode! It’s something worth celebrating, to be sure! But now there’s the question art work or “cover art” for your podcast. Do you need it? What should […]

Before You Record, You Need To Know Your Audience

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Knowing your audience is an important part of anything you do in public: blogging, speaking, training sessions, and podcasting. If you don’t know your audience, you may not be making the emotional and intellectual connections that you need for growing and retaining your podcast and it’s audience.   Why Do You Need To Know Them? Like […]

How to Remove Background Noise With Audacity

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Noise from ventilation systems, cars driving down the street, keeping yourself warm with a heater or even the hum of flourescent lighting – these are all sources of background noise that can make or break your audio quality. Having a constant hum or buzz in the background can be very distracting and cause people to turn away from your podcast. Fortunately, the Audacity audio editing app can help you get rid of the noise in a few… not quite so straight forward steps. Not to worry, though – while the 2 step process may be a little bit odd when you first see it, it is not difficult to understand or accomplish.