I was fortunate to have Kevin Lockett present a talk entitled So You Think You Know Podcasting at my October 17, 2015, WebSigCleveland.org meeting. Kevin's podcasting talk also provided resources and creative ideas beyond podcasting, which is why I decided to gather my notes, tweets, and Kevin's slides, and create this blog post.
Kevin Lockett's Slides
Thank you to Kevin for providing his So You Think You Know Podcasting slides on slideshare. I have also embedded them here for your review:
Tweets and Retweets
My notes on the presentation are included in my @sos_jr tweets I did during the meeting, so I have embedded them here.
CDPUG/GCPCUG Web SIG, Podcasting, 10/17 Rm 123, Regina Complex/Notre Dame, 1857 S. Green Rd. 44121, 10:30am-12, free http://t.co/dD6Sx4QNig— CDPUG (@CDPUG) October 16, 2015
Morning, excellent talk at http://t.co/XvgJ7lpGRW! Now an afternoon party & tonight a Shakespeare play! ðŸŽ I'm having just too much fun!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) October 17, 2015
@sos_jr Fantastic! It is a great service and hopefully more people will spread the word.— Kevin Lockett (@kevinlockett) October 17, 2015
Kevin did a great job reviewing what to consider when starting a podcast. His thought process brings focus to his work, and is transferable to other creative endeavors like blogging and web content creation.
If you get a chance to hear his presentation in person, I recommend it. As a follow-up to his talk, I have provided the following useful resource links for some of Kevin's slides. Putting this blog post together helped me organize what I learned from Kevin in a form that I can reference again in the future. I hope it is useful to those reading my blog post.
Upload This! - Resources for uploading podcasts:
- Libsyn - Podcast Hosting Services
- PodOmatic - Featuring 2 million podcasts from the world's best independent podcasters.
- Podbean: Podcast Hosting, Best Podcast Community
- Buzzsprout: Podcast Hosting
- SoundCloud – Hear the world's sounds
- Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, and more.
- Blog Talk Radio: Create and Listen to Online Radio Shows
Google Calendar - Google's free online calendar.
Sunrise App - Sunrise is a free calendar made for Google Calendar, iCloud, and Exchange. Sunrise also connects with all your favorite apps like Facebook, Evernote, Wunderlist, Foursquare, TripIt, Todoist, and more to make sure you’re always up to date with the events happening in your life.
Free Conference Call - Kevin mentioned in his talk that he used a free conference call system to record his interviews for podcasting. He said there are many services, but two he was familiar with are FreeConferenceCall.com and FreeConferencePro.
Levelator - a software application that makes adjustments to audio signals.
Dropbox - a service that keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share.
Here is the official description of the talk from the WebSigCleveland.org meeting website:
Included in the workshop, you will learn:
- The Show Process
- Finding Guests
- Show Ideas
- Audio vs. Video
- Audience Building
Kevin Lockett is a Social Media Strategist based in Akron, Ohio, where he also host and produces "The Digital Life with Kevin Locket” podcast.
Kevin’s career kicked off in 2008 after seeing a presentation about social media at E.J. Thomas Hall.
“I used to have all these ideas in my head, but I didn’t have the tech savvy skills to flesh them out or live in a big city like New York where my content could be published; but after seeing social media pioneer, David Meerman Scott’s lecture, I learned that there were platforms that would allow me to take my media and marketing thoughts and turn them into reality.”
From that forward, Kevin has worked on various digital projects, starting with Lock 3 Park in 2008, The Summit of Sustainability Awards, United Way’s Project Blueprint, The Global Village Festival and former Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic’s last Mayoral campaign.
After attending workshops at the Akron Digital Media Center, Kevin learned how to effectively shoot and edit video, which led the former DJ to launch his audio podcast“The Digital Life Kevin Lockett” (DigitalKev.com) podcast in 2013, where he has interviewed influencers in social media and pop culture including renowned ballerina Misty Copeland, Time Magazine’s Joel Stein, Cali Lewis from Geek Beat Live and Forbes Magazine’s Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
In 2015, Kevin created “Code Akron" (CodeAkron.com), where he introduces urban youth to technology through coding and business. Also this year, Kevin wrote and published first eBook, So You Think You Know Content Marketing which recently hit #3 on Amazon's Best Sellers in Computers & Technology Short Reads list
A pop culture junkie at heart, it is not unusual for Kevin to watch The Walking Dead, Charlie Rose or General Hospital, while researching his next podcast interview or tweeting frantically during the Emmys, The Oscars, MTV Awards as well as The Tonys, while keeping an eye on the Cavs in the finals. #GoCAVS
Please use the #WebSigCLE hashtag if you want to share information about WebSigCleveland.org meetings on Twitter, and visit the website to learn about upcoming meetings. I have meetings scheduled for the rest of 2015, and soon will start planning for 2016. Watch for details on:
- November 21, 2015 - How to be More Creative in Web Design with Marc Majers (@LeadingHands)
- December 19, 2015 - Sass (stylesheet language) with Rachel Lopez (@RachelJoyyyyy)
Sep 18, 2013 - HTML5 Video: Why & How
Nov 14, 2012 - Bootstrap: Powerful & Easy HTML/CSS
Sep 11, 2012 - WebSigCleveland.org Featured in CBC Magazine