April 1, 2007

BarCampBangalore3 : Day 2 - Podcast workshop by Kiruba Shankar

Kiruba Shankar is one of the early stage blogger's in India and has been podcasting for Podtech.He had a few tips for people who are new to podcasting and who have the myth that Podcasting is difficult biggrin

Q. Why don't many people podcast just has people do blogging?
There were mixed reactions which are given below:
  • Consumption is not easy
  • Equipment is very costly and hence many people don't prefer podcasting
  • More preparation is needed
  • Editing
  • Quite environment
  • Permission
  • No easy application
  • Good Content
Ans. Some of the answers given by Kiruba were a. Podcasting is not a geeky stuff but is also not so simple smile You just need a PC, Headset with a mic to do a podcast and none of the equipments are costly.Audacity is one of the best softwares to edit audio and damn,it is available for free.Some of the best podcast sites are PodBazaar,Odeo

Q. What is one of the most important things you need to focus in a podcast?
More preparation and content is very much important for a good podcast

He touched upon Mobile Podcasting which is very prevalent in western countries but is in a nascent stage in India sad

14 Mantras for a good podcast:
  1. Podcasts should be short( maximum of 10 minutes)
  2. Be passionate about your subject
  3. Have fun
  4. Segmentize
  5. Cram good stuff
  6. Edit and than edit again
  7. Continuously improve
  8. Be regular
  9. Invest in equipments
  10. Get a buddy
  11. Preferably a girl
  12. Use music
  13. Time stamp
  14. Subscribe to every feed
More would follow once the slide is up on SlideShare biggrin

Ashwin of CruiseManiac has also covered the session here

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At Apr 2, 2007, 1:59:00 AM , Blogger Alok said...

Thanks for all those nice info ...

I missed this time too :(

At Apr 2, 2007, 9:09:00 PM , Blogger princeparas said...

Hi Himanshu.
Thank You Verymuch for sharing this info with people like me who could not attend the event. Keep it up.

Paras Shah

At Apr 3, 2007, 6:46:00 PM , Blogger Upasna said...

hey this sounds real fine...

I had a slight issue here, its very tough to read ur blog, w/o the IE hanging up on me, whts the best way to view it?

At Apr 5, 2007, 1:25:00 AM , Blogger PG said...

Thanks. I'm like traversing all the lines on this page.

This has been helpful in catching up with the event details.

At Apr 7, 2007, 1:39:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Alok:Yes,you missed a nice chance to meet new guys and also to learn about new technologies ... See you next time ;-)


@Upasna:The best way to read/write a blog would be to get rid of IE and use Firefox ;-) This blog takes some time in loading and hence may give you a scrolling problem with IE


At Apr 7, 2007, 1:44:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey PG,
Guess you are a first timer on my blog ;-) Thanks for landing up here and hope to see you more often ;-)



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