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Podcasting with GarageBand 3: Planning your Podcast

In Part 3 of our excerpts of's Garageband series, trainer Scott Bourne details how to plan your podcast By Scott Bourne

The hottest new way to listen to audio--podcasting--meets GarageBand 3, the ingenious Apple software most noted for its music-making capabilities. In Podcasting with GarageBand 3, Scott Bourne takes you step by step through optimizing GarageBand 3 for podcasting, working with track settings for professional-sounding audio, and choosing the best hardware for recording music or vocals. He also covers techniques for recording voice versus music, how to add background loops to the recording's timeline, the best ways to publish your podcast, and more. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

The difference between making a great podcast or making a podcast just for the heck of making one is the main factor that will make people either listen and pay attention or just tune out of your podcast. In this video, Scott explains how to plan out your podcast before you make it, so you know what you're going to do and how long it's going to take.

In your podcast give a preview of what's going to be in the podcast, keep on track and say what you said that you were going to say. Go back and review everything that you covered, and make a tease or cliff hanger at the end of the podcast that will keep your audience tuned into your podcasts. Keep topics moving, break info into small sections so that you're not just droning on and on. Add some music and other audio elements to your podcasts to keep things interesting. Keep everything flowing and keep it smooth.


Planning your Podcast

Planning your Podcast

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Scott Bourne is the publisher of and the owner of Bourne Media Group. He is widely recognized as a leader in the digital audio field, having pioneered the use of streaming media on the Internet as the founder of Netradio, the world's first Internet radio network. Scott was the co-host and producer of InfoBahn News, one of the first Internet radio news programs in North America. He also produced LifeOnline Radio, a nationally-syndicated weekly radio program about the Internet.
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