Writing for Podcasts – An Electronic Papyrus Video Blog

Filed Under (Audio, New Media, podcasting, Writing for the web) by Jeff Hino on 21-09-2010 and tagged , , ,

In our first video blog, EP Blogger Jeff Hino offers some tips for creating ear-friendly podcasts.

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Karen Z on 22 September, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

Thanks, Jeff. Good tips with a little laugh at you describing yourself as a “Do Bee.” I had to look up the Romper Room Do Bee song and sing along! But, that does bring up the point that when you’re recording audio, you don’t have the luxury of spelling words or phrases to distinguish them from sound-alikes.

Arslan on 26 September, 2010 at 11:15 am #

Thanks Jeff. But in my country Youtube is blocked. I think using DNS and watch it 🙂

Fun News on 1 October, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

Thanks I’ve been looking for podcast tips! I want to start one as soon as I find pictures. Funny and cool!

Joshua on 3 October, 2010 at 5:24 am #

Youtube is blocking the video in my country as well. I think it has something to do with the restrictions of the country though, not youtube.

Education info on 10 August, 2011 at 5:41 am #

It is very interesting for me to read this blog. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon. Thanks

Carl on 17 August, 2011 at 2:17 am #

Ear-friendly podcasts – that’s great topic. Thank you!

Chullos on 18 August, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

Hey, thanks for the useful information. I like such topics and everything related to this podcasts topics. Please keep posting more information like this. Thank you.

garmin 1350lmt on 23 August, 2011 at 6:01 am #

Thanks, Jeff. Good tips. I suggest please make it in text too besides youtube. thanks

Jeff Hino on 24 August, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

Good idea. Here it is, very briefly:

Creating Audio Stories (Podcasts)

Be conversational.
Write for the ear.
Avoid numerical data. Try to find substitutes, like “the size of your fist” versus “10cm in diameter”.
Look for metaphors.
Keep sentences simple, short, and avoid dependent clauses.
Watch out for tongue twisters and rewrite.
Try to keep it to one or two main ideas with supporting information.
Be on the lookout for an interesting turn of a phrase.
Use active language.
Use positive examples over negative examples (what to do versus what not to do.)
Break the content up into more manageable sized podcasts. I got three from each publication, a total of six podcasts, each lasting around two-and a-half minutes.

Jarred Ross on 2 September, 2011 at 4:10 am #

Interesting post, I think society just has to evolve on it’s on and in it’s on way. There’s many different ideologies out there, but I believe acceptance is becoming a more and more common practice.

Transcription meeting on 6 October, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

Great post ,coolll your video is great but in text would be more grateful.(

Jeff Hino on 7 October, 2011 at 10:18 am #

Amy, scroll down a few comments and you’ll see the very brief bullet list of ideas.

android tts on 10 October, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

Great topic and great post!
However i think you can make the video viewed in the blog. That will be greater.

dede on 26 October, 2011 at 12:58 am #

Thanks, Jeff. Good tips i was looking for.

Anca on 14 November, 2011 at 6:25 am #

Good tips, hope you write them to.

john143 on 5 February, 2012 at 4:50 am #

great post!..thanks for your information..

jim12 on 5 February, 2012 at 5:25 am #

great post!..thanks for your information..

Gökhan on 27 February, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

Thank you Jeff good tips ii was looking for

Voyance en ligne on 29 November, 2012 at 8:06 am #

Hey from France.
Great video. I didn’t know much things about podcasts but your tips are really relevant. Thanks.

En Ucuz Uçak Bileti on 30 November, 2012 at 11:14 am #

Thank you for this video informative video

Devacharya on 21 December, 2012 at 2:07 am #

good post you write.I really enjoy to read this article.

Garmin Nuvi 1450 lmt on 26 December, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

videos are very useful to add my knowledge about tips for making podcasts friendly ear is what I was looking for. thanks.Garmin Nuvi 1450 lmt

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applockers on 17 December, 2015 at 7:38 am #

Youtube is blocking the video in my country as well. I think it has something to do with the restrictions of the country though, not youtube.

Linzo on 27 December, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

thanks for this info… I sometimes use VPNs to access youtube though…

Musik X on 13 January, 2016 at 12:00 am #

Tips are good, it can make more healthy ear

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