Hi folks! In this Episode, Luis and I discuss how we are going to handle the logistics of our podcast (e.g. length, number of topics, how to post, how to handle show notes, etc.) We both want to make sure that we’re using the time to create quality for ourselves and our listeners. And so, we need to figure out the right format for getting those great conversations we’ve been having into a publishable & consumable podcast.
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Tune in and listen to the kinds of things we’re planning to do. Are we on track? Is this what makes for a great podcast? What would you do differently? If you were creating your own podcast, would you consider this good advice?
00:30 – Introduction
00:50 – We’ve actually up to the 5th episode with this one
01:15 – Previously, on Sweettt.com…
01:50 – Maybe we should use the word Tertulia.
02:15 – Tertulia is already used. But not Sweettt Tertulia – Place to be… This is quite an exotic word, not English. Anything not English is exotic, right?
03:35 – The topic of conversations is really the focus here. If you focus the conversation, what do you get? Let’s consider all the things we could do, or should do with this podcast.
04:15 – A good podcast will focus on just one or two topics.
06:00 – We hit 113 downloads from Sweettt.com when we checked on Episode 3
07:30 – Doug Cornelius – says that a good blog post should focus on one topic, and shouldn’t go over 20 or 30 minutes, just enough time for a short commute. My god! How are we going to cut this down? We just did an hour and a half!!! Answer – stay with one topic.
09:45 – We can stick with one topic and really enjoy the subtopics within that one major topic.
10:20 – Very few podcasts that we like go over 30 minutes on average.
11:45 – And so how in the world did we end up recording an hour and a half??? It didn’t feel like it was that long at all.
12:30 – We got lots of feedback from people saying that they really liked the podcast. But not a single person told us it was too long. Wake up people!!
13:00 – We think that people enjoyed it because it was an introduction. And so they forgave the length of it, or maybe didn’t notice the length of it. Hmmmm QUESTION – Is it really a problem when it’s over 30 minutes?
14:00 – 30 minutes can be great for the listener. However, it’s a challenge for the non-razzle-dazzle-em discussants. We really were into the discussion. We weren’t putting on a show. If we artificially stop at 30 minutes, it will really cause the conversation to suffer.
15:30 – Does it make sense to split a longer recording into mutiple episodes?
15:55 – Other podcasts in the area of KM have done just this. There was no need for a hard stop. Instead, the post production edit simply found the natural transition time, that occured naturally in the middle of the conversation. This was the split point, where it can be divided into multiple parts.
17:25 – Next question – When do you post the episodes? Post all 3 at the same time? Or should we post and wait a bit?
18:15 – Matt Moore – http://engineerswithoutfears.blogspot.com/ – Whenever he does a podcast, if it is too long, he splits it up & posts each subsequent episodes one day apart.
(oh! THAT Matt Moore!! Hi Matt!!! When I was listening to Luis, I thought he said ‘Mark.” Of COURSE I know Matt Moore. He was my great KM colleague in Australia who always reminded me of the timezone difference for the all the KM calls… that and many other things we discussed via **cough** email.)
19:20 – Actually tracking topics by minutes and seconds can enable the listener to track where to listen to various things within a posted recording.
20:00 – By creating lots of content and pacing how people can digest the content, people don’t get
20:45 – Matt is invited to join the Sweettt Discussion in the future! (How in the world are we going to get into the Australian time zone? We should reach out to Stephen Collins too.)
21:00 – How do you create show notes? What can you do with show notes? What can you do with the work products that come from listening to the episode again? Can we use show notes AND also expand out this content into blog entries or other articles?
23:00 – 2 Options – bullet outline of podcast vs. extended blogpost – The blog post option would really create a lot of content.
24:00 – Make sure that you don’t include the blog post inside the same podcast posting.
25:30 – It’s important to keep shownotes brief, and to the point, so that people can listen and then comment.
25:45 – Keep the blog posts and podcasts in seperately posts.
26:00 – We wonder how to post podcasts and blogs at the same site and to keep the podcasts and the blog posts seperately.
27:00 – Using WordPress, we can use pages.
28:30 – We have our solution! Our approach will be to have great discussions that won’t be interrupted, and then to split them into more digestible pieces.
30:30 – We don’t want to just talk at people. But a little bit of pazzaz can be fun too.
31:00 – END