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

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

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

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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