The Writing Show

The Writing Show

Ep51: The Writing Show

Topic: Writing for podcasters and content creators. What is my process and writing strategy? What tools and resources do I use?

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

If you have favorite resource or tool you love and you want to share on the podcast, please send it to me at mike@mikemurphy.co and I’ll add it to the Kit. The MeFoto Sidekick 360 Manfrotto PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod

Writing Examples

Podcasting Outlines, scripts Show notes Marketing promos Newsletters Emails & Correspondence Tutorials & Teaching Blog Posts & Articles eBooks, Guides & Books

TOOLS

1. Google Drive: Google Docs Google Sheets Google Slides… 2. Scrivener: My writing tool of choice 3.Byword: Byword is a $12 app from the Mac Store. Multi-markdown for show notes. H1 = # H2 = ## H3 = ### H4 = #### Byword       4.Workflowy. For making outlines

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The Beach-Cast Show

The Beach-Cast Show

Ep50: The Beach-Cast Show

aka: How To Record on Location (Part 2)

(Mobile Podcasting 101):
What Gear & Equipment is Needed The Mobile Podcast Checklist Post-Production Workflow

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

Product of the Day: Sugru Sugru Price: $12 for 3-Pack $22 for 6-Pack Description: It is basically super glue that you can mold into any shape and it sticks to most any surface. The main purpose is to fix and mend things, but there is all sorts of hacks and tricks of how people use it and some of the hacks are pretty interesting. Here are some Sugru Uses (Lifehacker) How I Used Sugru: To fix and prevent Apple power cables from splitting open. Made a hook to hang my Sony MDR–6506 Headphones on Side of Desk Suggestions: The packets are the size of to-go mustard packets and handy for traveling or to have around the studio or house.

Help:

If you have a good resource or tip for podcasters or content creators to share, send it my way at mike@mikemurphy.co, along with any questions, comments or feedback you have.

RECAP: Part 1:

Episode 48: The Golden Gate Show

Equipment Used:

Shure SM58 Microphone Shure Windfoam OnStage mini tripod OnStage shockmount Zoom H6 Handy recorder Memory Card 4 AA Eneloop rechargeable Batteries Apple Earbud Headphones iPhone 6 Joby GorillaPod to record BTS video footage 9.7” iPad Pro for my script (Scrivener app is awesome, fyi)

Part 2:

Episode 50: The Beach-Cast Show Location: Naples Beach, Florida Disclaimer: I do not endorse recording on a windy beach. Today was because it’s #50 and I deserve it and for instructional purposes only Goal of this series: To provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how to record in any situation with a minimal of tools and equipment needed. This is a great skill set for your podcast toolkit (in addition to Sugru).

Equipment Used in Episode 50:

The Gear:

Device: IPhone 6 Tripod Adapter for iPhone: MeFoto SideKick 360 Tripod: Manfrotto Mini Desktop IOS APP: Auphonic. Microphone: Audio Technica ATR2100 (Dynamic) Accessories: Wind foam Cable: Apple to USB3 Connector Kit Headphones: Sony MDR–7506 Script: IPad Pro 9.7” (Scrivener)

POST-PRODUCTION

Export from Auphonic to Dropbox Import on Studio Computer Edit on Adobe Audition

The Beach-Cast Checklist:

Make sure iPhone has storage space left for audio and behind the scenes needs Put iPhone in Airplane Mode Turn on Do Not Disturb Charge iPhone To Full Bring Backup USB portable chargers and cords Bring stands or tripods

TURN ON ATR2100

Check the input levels in Auphonic (Between –18 db and –9db). Be prepared (water? Green apples?…) Test the recording! Record. Have fun!

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The Instagram Stories Show

The Instagram Stories Show

Ep 49: The Instagram Stories Show

What is Instagram Stories?
How is it different than Snapchat?
How Do You Use It?
How can podcasters and content creators benefit from it?

The Podcaster’s Toolkit (Mike’s Favorite Things):

Tools, gear, resources, tips, tricks. Have a favorite tool or resource? Email me: mike@mikemurphy.co Are you a vendor or product creator? Email me: mike@mikemurphy.co Have a question about gear? Email me: mike@mikemurphy.co

Resource of the week:

Auphonic: Audio post-processing in the browser. Easy and high quality.

Featured Podcast of the week:

The Podcast Engineering School Host: Chris Curran Ep21: Georg Holzmann (Auphonic founder)

Episode 49: The Instagram Stories Show

History Lesson: Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1Billion. Facebook tried to buy Snapchat on year later in 2013 for $3Billion. Snapchat said no thank you, Mark, we’re good Snapchat is now valued at over $20 Billion. Facebook (now valued at over $350 Billion) simply made it’s own Snapchat and called it Instagram Stories. Instagram Stories is nearly identical to Snapchat

How To Use Instagram Stories

How To Add Your Camera Roll to Instagram Stories

 

Instagram vs Snapchat

Instagram: Easy to build audience Snapchat: Takes a lot of work

How To Use Instagram Stories:

Benefits of Using Instagram Stories Reach (Build an audience) Networking Brand Awareness Marketing products and services Establish yourself as an authority Teaching and helping others

Ideas to start?:

Be you. Behind the scenes of your business or workflow. Teach. Share valuable tips. Be a person of value. Be authentic and genuine. Keep it real. Don’t overthink, keep it simple.

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The Golden Gate Show

The Golden Gate Show

Ep48:The Golden Gate Show

Today’s episode is Part 1: How to record a podcast on-location.

Ask Mike Anything:

Question: Do you have any favorite travel accessories that you never leave home without. Answer: My number one priority when traveling is power. I pack my power cords, chargers and batteries very carefully. Here is my setup: Portable Chargers: Anker-Small $15 Anker-Large $40 Rechargeable AA Batteries: Eneloop $20 Camera Batteries: Wasabi Batteries for Canon t5i (2-pack) +Wasabi Canon Charger $20 (Incredible value) Wasabi for Canon GoPro (2-pack) + Wasabi GoPro Charger $20 (Incredible value)

Why did I record in San Francisco?:

Reason 1: To Learn the ins and outs. Practice makes perfect. Reason 2: Mobile podcasting & live streaming/broadcasting is the future. Reason 3: One of my Why’s from Episode 22 (The Why Show) was to someday run a location independent business. I think it would be great to travel around and podcast from interesting locations. No rush, but it’s gonna happen in one form or another.

Why would you record on location?

Impromptu interviews or Man on the street-style at events or trade shows or meet ups CEO Interview at their location (or any business person) RV Travel? (Who knows)

Gear I used to record Golden Gate Cast:

Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone $99 Shure Windscreen for SM58 OnStage mini tripod $15 OnStage shockmount $8 Zoom H6 Handy recorder $400 Apple Earbud Headphones

Other Gear Used:

iPhone 6 Joey GorillaPod to record BTS video footage 9.7” iPad Pro for my script (Scrivener app on iPad is awesome, fyi)

Challenges of mobile/location recording:

Wind & Ambient Noise! Carrying & Organizing Gear Power & Charging

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