South Kilburn Studios: The Venue for London Podcast Network Meetups

Kicking Off 2014: Member Introductions

For our Third Meetup, we walked through recording a podcast episode and several members had the chance to introduce themselves on the show.

People & Podcasts Mentioned:

To keep updated with future meetups, make sure you join both our meetup and facebook groups.

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Notes From Meetup #2 At South Bank

Here’s a wee wall summary of the main points that were covered at the second meetup:

1) Intro from who was present and related podcasts – please post links to your podcasts on the facebook wall!

2) Promotion of Podcasts discussion – facebook (boosts), twitter, linking with other podcasters and their audiences, linking between mainstream and niche areas, live recordings, international interviews.

3) Production – types of recording equipment (olympus, zoom, videocamera, smart phone), software (audacity and adobe preferred), dealing with background noise (duvets/embrace the noise/ check out local recording studios/radio stations)

4) Themes for future meetings: sharing podcast excerpts and feeding back on these collectively, audience analytics, going through software tips together, funding streams.

5)Our favourite podcasts

6)Action points – facebook group, put up poll for next meeting. Sort venue. Connect with other podcasters group. Invite others along.

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Introduction To Podcasting

The very first London Podcast Network Meetup was held at South Kilburn Studios where Jonathan and Chris from Specialty Media gave a presentation and discussion ensued amongst the 15 or so attendees. Audio and slides available below.

Covered in the presentation:

04:00 Definition of ‘podcast’ (slide 3)
08:10 Benefits for consumers (slide 4)
10:10 Benefits for Creators (slide 5)
12:40 Benefits for Advertisers (slide 7)
13:25 Facts & Figures (slide 8)
15:30 Podcasting: past, present and future (slide 9)
19:00 Comparing youtube content to podcasts (slide 11)
25:00 Getting into the New & Noteworthy Section on iTunes
35:00 Monitizing a podcast (slide 18)
46:15 How to get started (slide 19)
52:00 Common pitfalls of podcasting (slide 20)

At the end of the meeting, we agreed the best way forward was to actually record a podcast together at the next meetup so that members could see the whole process end to end.

To sign up for this, check out the event page here.

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