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Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« on: January 26, 2012, 11:40:33 PM »
We all get better with practice, but it's fun to see people's first attempts.

This is going to hurt... but here's a link to my first podcast episode from back in 2005. I had fewer gray hairs back then, and weighed about 20 pounds less.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB_qOpwVH2Y

 (The podcast is no longer active, and although it did have an RSS feed with enclosures they weren't really called "podcasts" back then, about 80% of viewers were streaming media, hence the name.) I snagged it from my archives and posted it to YouTube a couple weeks ago to get a feel for the features of YT's ad serving platform.

Alright, everyone! Cough up the first podcast episodes!

Here's Jack's first TSP from 2008: http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/an-introduction-to-the-survival-podcast (and here's the first episode of FMWJ from 2010: http://www.jackspirko.com/episode-1-five-minutes-with-jack but it doesn't count because it wasn't his first podcast.)
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 06:42:48 AM »
I started this week to record one podcast a day. When my site gets up running, I'll put up a link, of course.

It is strange to hear yourself talk. The tone and pitch are just all wrong.

I heard someone say that if you want to improve your public speaking, you must watch the video and critique yourself. That really is the best method. So, having others listen is only moderately effective. Listen yourself instead and be the worst critic.

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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 12:51:28 PM »
It is strange to hear yourself talk. The tone and pitch are just all wrong.

I heard someone say that if you want to improve your public speaking, you must watch the video and critique yourself. That really is the best method. So, having others listen is only moderately effective. Listen yourself instead and be the worst critic.

Totally true... whenever I do an important presentation or speech I always do a couple dry-runs in front of a camera. It's tremendously helpful.

I liked Jack's recent advice of doing some test shows in the car to get used to speaking-- doing a few that never release is a great idea. I find I have trouble if I don't have notes, though.
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 03:05:19 PM »


Totally true... whenever I do an important presentation or speech I always do a couple dry-runs in front of a camera. It's tremendously helpful.

I liked Jack's recent advice of doing some test shows in the car to get used to speaking-- doing a few that never release is a great idea. I find I have trouble if I don't have notes, though.
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I did the first show five times. I finally said, "screw it" and took the last one.

As to notes, I find myself reading too much and that really kills the passionate delivery. So, I do general dot points and maybe a sentence. After reading that, I expand with what is my my head and add the passion. I hope the five I did this week are OK and get better with each one!

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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 03:09:44 PM »
I did the first show five times. I finally said, "screw it" and took the last one.

As to notes, I find myself reading too much and that really kills the passionate delivery. So, I do general dot points and maybe a sentence. After reading that, I expand with what is my my head and add the passion. I hope the five I did this week are OK and get better with each one!

For notes I prefer either a script on a teleprompter (which I eventually got quite good at-- it's an acquired skill that takes much practice) or exactly what you describe: bullet points and statistics/numbers I want to get right. Anything in between and I can't nail the delivery.
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 04:23:03 PM »
This was too hilarious a challenge to pass up. I know I sound horrid in this but, after only three weeks, there has already been significant improvement. Now if I could just get podPress to behave (or fix my headspace and timing).  ;D

http://www.rcretirement.com/podcasts/2012/01/rcretirement-2012-01-01-ep0001-intro.mp3

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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 11:06:44 AM »
Well my first one was just a little over a week ago but here it is

http://thewisconsintimes.com/?p=774

I was nervous even though I was sitting in my office by myself and I pretty much stumbled my way through it!   Then after I was done recording I wrestled with audacity for quite a while, by the time I finally put it up on my website I felt like I had just given birth to a brand new baby podcast!  The second week was much easier and more fun, I hope it continues to get easier.


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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 11:17:49 AM »
This was too hilarious a challenge to pass up. I know I sound horrid in this but, after only three weeks, there has already been significant improvement. Now if I could just get podPress to behave (or fix my headspace and timing).  ;D

http://www.rcretirement.com/podcasts/2012/01/rcretirement-2012-01-01-ep0001-intro.mp3

You came across as very comfortable and knowledgable. VERY good for a first episode!
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 01:25:38 AM »
Ok, so this is very recent, my first podcast...not sure if I really want to do this...
http://thepermaculturelife.com/?p=144

It is strange to hear yourself talk. The tone and pitch are just all wrong.

So true. It doesn't sound like me. It was done on an iPod with voice memo recorder. I don't think it sounds too terrible.
There is also some background noise. I also ramble, I didn't a have a script or points or anything, just talking.

It's the only podcast I've done so far. I was wanting to do a podcast 1 to 2 times a week, but haven't been able to manage it.
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 09:52:00 AM »
Ok, here's my first attempt...

As I'm listening to it now, it's SHOCKINGLY BAD! ;) I sounds nervous, and like I have a cold. And looking back, it sounds a little over-indulgent as I yammer about myself. Makes me wonder if I should take these down and repost them.

http://www.beingjamesbond.com/podcasts/Episode_001.mp3

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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 01:23:26 PM »
Here's our podcast:

iTunes Link to Farm Dreams Farmcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/farm-dreams-farmcast/id352261696

Stitcher Link to Farm Dreams Farmcast: http://stitcher.com/listen.php?fid=20187

Libsyn RSS Feed to Farm Dreams Farmcast: http://farmdreams.libsyn.com/rss
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 04:30:18 PM »
Farmdog,

Curious why your podcast points to Tim and Liz at Nature's Harmony's podcast?

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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 07:44:52 PM »
In the spirit of the community we're trying to develop, the goal of the Farm Dreams podcast is to have multiple hosts.  For the first year Tim and Liz agreed to host and combine their prior podcast so that the body of work wasn't lost.  After this year other hosts from Farm-Dreams.com will be selected to host on an annual basis so that various fresh perspectives are brought forth.
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Re: Embarrass yourself: Post a link to your FIRST podcast episode
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 05:44:03 AM »
FarmDog,

Interesting, thanks for sharing. My whole family enjoyed listening to Tim and Liz.

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