Top Podcasting Tips & Tools for Recording, Interviews & Exporting (2019 Tutorial)

Here are my top podcasting tips and tools to help you record better episodes, conduct more interesting interviews, and even have better systems in place for exporting and tagging your episodes properly.

This is video 2 from my 2018 (still relevant in 2019!) podcasting tutorial created to help you get a successful podcast launched so that you can grow your business and brand, spread your message, and ultimately make an impact on more lives.

Please make sure you download The Podcast Cheat Sheet, a handy guide and checklist of items you need to make sure you get your podcast published properly, and it'll help make sure you can get ahead of your editorial calendar and competition:

Podcasting is awesome, and I've learned a TON of tips and strategies along the way. Please see the timestamps below for a breakdown of this video and easy navigation through it:

-=-=-=-= PODCAST RECORDING TIPS =-=-=-=-

Tip #1 – 0:28 – How to make sure you don't 'get frustrated and overwhelmed when recording solo podcast episodes.

Tip #2 – 1:06 – Scripting versus bullet points and outlines.

Tip #3 – 1:53 – Microphone technique for consistent sound and audio.

Tip #4 – 2:51 – How to make sure you stay "in the flow"

Tip #5 – 3:23 – How to get people to put their device in their pockets and commit to listening to your episode!

-=-=-=-= RECORDING INTERVIEWS =-=-=-=-

4:26 – 3 reasons why you should consider doing interviews (if you weren't planning on it)

TOOLS mentioned in this section:

Ecamm Call Recorder for Skype (For Mac Users):

Pamela for Skype:

Almolto Call Recorded for Skype:

5:32 – How to Record an Interview (using Call Recorder for Skype)

Test account to connect to on Skype (Robot username): echo123

Tip #1 – 8:44 – Make sure you and the person you're interviewing are on the same page

Tip #2 – 9:04 – Don't stick to a concrete set of questions. Do this instead.

Tip #3 – 9:31 – Be Genuinely Curious

-=-=-=-= EXPORTING DEMO =-=-=-=-

10:42 – Sample episode exporting sequence.

And just in case, one more time, download the podcast cheat sheet here:

Thanks again, good luck, and make sure to subscribe if you haven't already. In the next video, we'll finish up with what to do with that exported mp3 file, and how to get found on iTunes and other directories. Cheers!




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  1. Tanya McGill Freeman on February 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Ooohhh superb gems here (as always)…thanks bunches, Pat! Much appreciate 🙂

    • Pat Flynn on February 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Tanya, I appreciate you!

  2. Menasco Productions on February 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Awesome….thank you for all you do, Pat. Looking forward to seeing you at the “ConvertKit Conference in Boise this June!

  3. John Pullum on February 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    You are really rocking out these videos. WOW! Always great info.

    • Pat Flynn on February 14, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks John!

  4. Chris Turner on February 15, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Pat, loved the in depth information! Can you recommend some literature or training for pod casting on itunes? How has your experience been with itunes as a pod caster?

  5. Marlon Argueta on February 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I have been toying with the idea of starting a PodCast. Love this video! Thank you for the tips.

  6. EducatedClimber on February 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Appreciate your content so much Pat, thank you for all that you put out!

  7. The Kristof Lewis Podcast Create Your Career on March 12, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Love the videos, Pat. I’ve recently started up my own channel. One of my things I’d like to fix most is my audio, what are you using to record this? Thanks!

  8. Katie on March 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    This is SO comprehensive! I’m ready to go on the creative/content end of things, but definitely needed a step-by-step overview.

  9. E.E. Barnard on April 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks Pat! Today, I’m submitting my podcast to iTunes and your videos have been invaluable!!!

  10. The Spanish Voice on July 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I love your delivery, your knowledge and above all your enthusiasm PAT! Thank you!

  11. Iván Caballero on September 19, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Can you please make a video about using 2 mics in a podcast and editing in Audacity? Thank you!

  12. Yvonne Lynch on February 6, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Thank you so much – so clear and straightforward 🙂

  13. Cynthia ́s DnA on February 21, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I loved it ! learned so much thank you! excited to start my podcast on mental health!

  14. Veton Drag on April 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I love how you teach. Its Priceless thank you!

  15. Ben Hurdman on April 28, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    “no such thing as a silly question” but… if i am to set up a interview for my podcast, will i need 2x equipment? or can we both use the same mic etc.

    • French in Plain Sight on August 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Yes I need to know this

  16. King Obeng on May 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    patt you just made my day for my podcast interview I am doing today, Thank you so much for your time and knowledge these are some jewels…

  17. Alize Zohadi on October 4, 2019 at 4:46 am

    thanks for your useful video, If you record the interview with Skype, the quality wouldn’t be the same as a live interview. what’s the solution to get the best quality on Skype interview?

  18. A-Action Home Inspection Houston on October 12, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Good stuff man! Huge support to my start!

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