Podcast Training and Classes
Evening Course (5 Weeks)
Set Up, Launch, and Grow Your Podcast
*Due to Covid-19 emergency measures April 2020 Course Has Been Postponed - New Date TBC*
**Date for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT will be confirmed with new course date**
Over five weeks, one evening per week, you will learn everything you need to know to set up, launch, and grow your own podcast.
This is a hands-on course, in a professional podcasting studio, where you’ll practice recording techniques, try out equipment, learn how to edit, and get ongoing feedback from our team of experienced podcasting professionals.
No previous podcasting or audio editing experience is required and, while not essential, participants should ideally arrive with some ideas about the type of podcast they would like to make.
In five weeks, we’ll get you from a curious podcast listener to a fully-fledged podcaster with the ability to record, edit, and get your show out into the world!
Week 1: Getting Started
In Week 1 we’ll start getting ideas together and planning out your show. We’ll delve into podcast formats and styles, topics and episode structure, picking a name, finding your target audience, and lots more. There will be plenty of audio examples and feedback on your own podcast ideas.
Week 2: Interviewing, Researching, and Scripting
In Week 2 we’ll turn to the guests. How do you prepare for and conduct an engaging interview? How do you get the most out of your interviewee? We’ll look at interview techniques, research and preparation, as well as scripting dialogue for audio.
Week 3: Equipment and Recording
This week we’ll get hands-on with all the equipment for recording in studio, at home, or out in the field. We’ll look at microphones, portable recorders, soundproofing, and recording accessories. We’ll also cover microphone technique and how to avoid common recording problems.
Week 4: Software and Editing
In Week 4 we’ll look at all your options for editing your audio, focusing on Audacity, a free program used widely by podcasters. You’ll learn the basics of editing audio, adding music and other clips, and exporting to MP3.
Week 5: Distributing, Promoting, and Monetizing
Finally, we’ll cover everything you need to get your podcast hosted, uploaded and listed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere else your listeners will expect to find it. We’ll also give you some tips on promoting your show and setting it up for future growth and monetization.
Early Bird Price (date TBC : €400
(€50 non-refundable deposit required to confirm place, €450 balance payable before the course starts. Online or in-person cash or card payment accepted)
Note: Courses require a minimum number of students to run. In the event of insufficient numbers an alternative start date will be offered, or all money (including deposit) will be refunded.
Next Course Start Date: Next course date TBC
Course Duration: 5 Weeks
Class Time: 18.00-19.30
Location: The Podcast Studios, Magennis Place, Dublin 2
Maybe a classroom setting doesn’t suit you, you don’t like other people cramping your style or slowing you down? Maybe you just learn better when it’s one on one and you can get hands on with the equipment and software? Then our training is for you. Just you and one of our wonderful producers, together in the studio, making your podcast, from scratch.
We start by talking about the kind of show you want to make. Then we do a bit of interviewing or scripting. We move to locations, and recording equipment. We’ll point out all the little things you need to think of along the way. Then bringing in a DAW or editing software, all the hints and tricks that this part of the process entails. We’ll get your recording sounding fabulous, deck it out with whatever bells and whistles it needs to be professional standard, then we export it. We’ll show you what to do next in terms of getting it on your website, on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, and all the other podcast apps. Along the way we’ll talk about how to improve your idea and how to promote it once you have a state-of-the-art episode to share with the world.
We’re then available for email support as you get started and go it on your own!
€100 per hour (three hours recommended)
Workshops take place both on weekdays and Saturdays and cover topics such as setting up your show, growth and monetization, podcast editing, and equipment.
Dates for upcoming workshops in 2020 are to be confirmed, but if you’d like to be notified about the next one, fill out the form to register your interest!
If you’re looking to add podcasting to your marketing or training programme we can advise and work with you on bringing your insights to customers or employees.
We work with clients on podcasting for marketing and advertising, as well as for in-house training and CPD.
Whether you’d like to work in the HPN studio in Dublin City Centre or in your own offices, we can organise staff training on all aspects of podcasting to suit your needs.
For more details, get in touch with Alan below.