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Podcast Course Online: live-stream (2 x half days)

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Ever wanted to start your own podcast? This podcast course is essential training that'll take the mystery out of launching a great podcast.

About this Event

By the end of this podcast training you'll walk away with a clear understanding of how podcasting works, what you need to do to start your own podcast, the confidence and tools to start your podcast, and how to make it successful.

Where the podcast course is taught

This course is taught online using live video streaming.

Your trainer is there with you live. The class size is also small - so you’ll be able to ask questions. The course comes with a one-month free consultation following the class.

We're based in Sydney and have attendees from cities across Australia (like Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast) and NZ (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), but you can do this course wherever you are in the world. (The course cost comes down to half as much if you're in the UK and one-third less if you're in the US.)

When the podcast course is being run

The podcast course is comprised of two consecutive mornings - a Thursday and Friday. Each morning runs 9.30am to 1.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. (Convert to your local time.)

It's offered about once every 2 months. Click on the 'Select a Time' button to find the dates we have scheduled.

If you can't make the scheduled dates here, you're welcome to sign up to our email so we can let you know when future courses are on. (We only email every few months and you can unsubscribe anytime.)

Who is teaching the podcast course?

Phil Stubbs has experience not just in podcasting, but also in journalism, teaching at tertiary level, and professionally in digital marketing and advertising.

Phil started his career in the media working for leading advertising agencies including The Campaign Palace - where he received a solid foundation in communication strategy, creative concept development and media production.

He spent 15 years as a Lecturer in Communication at Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University - where he taught marketing communication and new media.

He now runs Media School where he focuses on digital media training - helping folks from startups, small businesses, government, NGO's and people in marketing & communication roles learn to use new media to promote their business, cause or passion project.

Phil is currently presenter and producer of his own passion project The Environment Show, a podcast which has reached number 4 in the News & Politics section of Apple iTunes.

He's been an environmental reporter and current affairs presenter for Radio 2SER (Sydney Educational Radio.) He originally launched The Environment Show on 2SER before listing it on iTunes. (iTunes is now known as Apple Podcasts.)

Find out more about Phil Stubbs.

See the organisations that have trusted Phil with training their staff.

What's in the podcast course?

We will take you from idea through to launch. Here's an outline of the topics we cover -

Principles Of Podcasting:

  • the podcast landscape
  • types of podcasts
  • why podcast
  • how to be successful

Planning Your Show:

  • what – name your podcast and identify your topic(s)
  • who – define and clarify your audience
  • why – why are you doing this? (let’s get clear about your purpose)
  • when – how often can you realistically produce and publish?
  • how – what’s the length and format of episodes?

Organising Episodes:

  • structure – give your audience the best possible experience
  • research – give your show depth and ensure it goes smoothly
  • writing – scripting to engage your listener
  • presenting – voice and narration techniques and tips
  • interviewing – how to find guests and conduct interviews

Production Of Episodes:

  • recording gear – essential kit to create your podcast
  • recording space – how to set up your own mini-studio
  • recording – tips and practice to help you get clean sound
  • call recording – simple ways to do phone interviews
  • outsourcing – where to go to get production help

Post-Production:

  • editing – an intro to software and editing basics
  • music – where to find music (and how to deal with copyright)
  • export and tag – the nuts & bolts to get your podcast out there
  • artwork – simple ways to create a great visual for your podcast
  • hosting – where your content will sit (see our podcast hosting tips)

Promotion:

  • listing – where to list your podcast (Apple, Google, Spotify & more)
  • marketing – how to find and grow a loyal following / audience
  • analytics – how to use stats to get feedback on what’s working
  • monetisation – how to earn a return from your podcast

Who should do this podcast training?

This course is for you if you have an idea for a podcast and want to learn how to get it off the ground. Or maybe you've made a start but are unsure how to really get it moving. Or you simply love podcasts and want to learn how they come together.

How we teach this podcast workshop

Our aim is to de-mystify podcasting and inspire you to get going.

We do it using a mix of: best practice principles, inspiring examples, interesting short videos, simple demonstrations, some hands-on activities and creative exercises.

This course is essentially one day (2 x half days), but we pack in a lot. We guarantee to give you your money's worth!

This podcast course is taught live via using Zoom (live streaming.) The training is comprised of the two sessions – two mornings from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The mornings run on consecutive days – Thursday and Friday.

It’s a small class so you’ll be able to ask questions. And you’re welcome to call me after the course if still need help. (It comes with a one-month free consultation.)

What to bring to the podcast course

The main thing you need is an idea for a podcast (even a rough one.)

You're encouraged to bring a laptop and smartphone - so you can see how to simply start a podcast with everyday work tools.

You don't need a microphone, recorder and headphones, but if you have them you're welcome to bring them along.

Why do a podcast class?

Podcasting is simpler and easier than you think to get started. We can show you how (in one day even!)

To keep your podcast going? That can get harder. So you need to have a plan and a system. We can also help you with that - to put a solid foundation and thinking in place to help you long after the course.

Refunds policy

If you book and then find you can't make a course we can offer a make-up class - provided you give us enough notice and we can fit you in to the next class. To find the detail please see our full Refunds Policy.

What our students say about our training

"The course gave me ideas about where I will be going and the confidence to go there. Phil keeps you engaged and interested the whole time." ~ Lisa Gray, Director of People & Culture, Starcom Media

"10 out of 10. Full marks for a great program! Great content, well structured, enjoyed Phil's expertise and knowledge, packaged with a down to earth presentation." ~ Trevor Sartour, Executive Director, Building Indigenous Capability

"Great balance of time for practical application and also powering through important content." ~ Bryony Tainton, Organisational Development Manager, Qantas

"Phil's training was strategic, relevant, content-rich, well-paced and enjoyable. An extremely interesting and worthwhile course." ~ Trevor Thomas, Managing Director, Ethinvest

"Very enlightening and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend it." ~ Karen Guest, Marketing Leverage (former Marketing Manager at Uncle Toby's)

"A practical, great course. Phil was an insightful teacher." ~ Kate Pembroke (former Head of Corporate Affairs of Destination NSW)

"Phil illustrated each concept beautifully with real-life examples." ~ Rebecca Carlsen, Campaign Project Manager, Fairfax Media

"Great learning environment. Useful insights sparked from easy to understand content." ~ Tammy Collins, Creative Solutions Expert, Fairfax Media

"Great course! Covers all the essentials and gets you to think outside the box." ~ Anna Fomin, Office Manager, FBI Talent

"The course answered a lot of questions I knew I wanted to ask but didn’t know enough to ask them." ~ Rosy Mobbs, Journalist and Media Trainer

Check out more comments from past participants.

Contact the instructor

If you have questions about the podcast course you're welcome to contact the trainer Phil Stubbs directly via -

Mobile: +61 403 517242

Email: phil(at)mediaschool.com.au

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