‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – February 5th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ aimed at those wanting to podcast remotely

About this Event

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ via Zoom.us aimed at beginners and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your smart phone with an app. We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a ‘How to Podcast Remotely Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop.

TICKETS

What’s covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.45 am to check audio and video)

1 What’s a podcast and why should you make one? Why is podcasting growing?

2 What are the elements that make a successful podcast? Let’s explore some success stories we can learn from and how they are made.

3 Where should I begin? First five steps to start podcasting. ‘Start Where you Are’.

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself, using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5.)

5 Key tools, techniques and resources to get you up and going from microphone equipment, podcast platforms and basic editing resources. We aim to get you started immediately. We introduce you to all stages; including a brief over-view of editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop)

6 Next stages : mapping your podcast strategy and creating a pilot to kick start your podcast idea. We give you templates, guidance, and show you examples of what others have done who have worked with us.

Several of our recent participants have already launched their own podcasts. We’ll show you how they did it and how you can adapt.

Find out more about us onwww.podcastingireland.ie

Read what our clients and workshop participants say: http://podcastingireland.ie/?page_id=11

and visit our mother ship www.athenamedia.ie

Helen Shaw leads the podcasting sessions via ZOOM video conferencing and Helen brings her experience in broadcasting radio , award-winning production and digital content creation as well as 14 years in running podcasting channels with Podcasting Ireland. John Howard is an experienced digital editor, an accomplished podcaster, who uses his digital skills to help you advance.

‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – January 8th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ aimed at those wanting to podcast remotely

About this Event

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ via Zoom.us aimed at beginners and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your smart phone with an app. We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a ‘How to Podcast Remotely Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop.

TICKETS

What’s covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.45 am to check audio and video)

1 What’s a podcast and why should you make one? Why is podcasting growing?

2 What are the elements that make a successful podcast? Let’s explore some success stories we can learn from and how they are made.

3 Where should I begin? First five steps to start podcasting. ‘Start Where you Are’.

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself, using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5.)

5 Key tools, techniques and resources to get you up and going from microphone equipment, podcast platforms and basic editing resources. We aim to get you started immediately. We introduce you to all stages; including a brief over-view of editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop)

6 Next stages : mapping your podcast strategy and creating a pilot to kick start your podcast idea. We give you templates, guidance, and show you examples of what others have done who have worked with us.

Several of our recent participants have already launched their own podcasts. We’ll show you how they did it and how you can adapt.

Find out more about us onwww.podcastingireland.ie

Read what our clients and workshop participants say: http://podcastingireland.ie/?page_id=11

and visit our mother ship www.athenamedia.ie

Helen Shaw leads the podcasting sessions via ZOOM video conferencing and Helen brings her experience in broadcasting radio , award-winning production and digital content creation as well as 14 years in running podcasting channels with Podcasting Ireland. John Howard is an experienced digital editor, an accomplished podcaster, who uses his digital skills to help you advance.





‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – Nov 13th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ aimed at those wanting to podcast remotely

About this Event

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ via Zoom.us – aimed at beginners and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your smart phone with an app. We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a ‘How to Podcast Remotely Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop.

What’s covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.45 am to check audio and video)

1 What’s a podcast and why should you make one? Why is podcasting growing?

2 What are the elements that make a successful podcast? Let’s explore some success stories we can learn from and how they are made.

3 Where should I begin? First five steps to start podcasting. ‘Start Where you Are’.

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself, using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5.)

5 Key tools, techniques and resources to get you up and going from microphone equipment, podcast platforms and basic editing resources. We aim to get you started immediately. We introduce you to all stages; including a brief over-view of editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop)

6 Next stages : mapping your podcast strategy and creating a pilot to kick start your podcast idea. We give you templates, guidance, and show you examples of what others have done who have worked with us.

Several of our recent participants have already launched their own podcasts. We’ll show you how they did it and how you can adapt.

Find out more about us onwww.podcastingireland.ie

Read what our clients and workshop participants say: http://podcastingireland.ie/?page_id=11

and visit our mother ship www.athenamedia.ie

Helen Shaw leads the podcasting sessions via ZOOM video conferencing and Helen brings her experience in broadcasting radio , award-winning production and digital content creation as well as 14 years in running podcasting channels with Podcasting Ireland. John Howard is an experienced digital editor, an accomplished podcaster, who uses his digital skills to help you advance.


Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop – November 6th via Zoom

Want to learn how to improve your podcast and take it to the next level? Join us via Zoom for a half-day podcasting workshop

TICKETS

Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

This half day is aimed at those who have taken our one day How to Podcast workshop or who are already podcasting and want to get better at it.

Want to learn how to improve your podcast and take it to the next level? Join us on Friday November 6th for a half-day podcasting workshop. Limited numbers – maximum 10 in this session. Improve your audio quality, production approach, episode structure and interview technique to publish audio you can be proud of, expand your listenership to tell stories that have an impact.

Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyThis is Where We Live,Mother’s Blood, Sister SongsWilde Stories and Vocal Chords . Helen’s podcast The Family of Things won Finalist in the New York Radio Festival and Awards 2019. Our image above shows us winning Gold for the Kinder Letters series at New York Radio Festival.

The Athena Media team delivering this workshop is Helen Shaw & John Howard

Their audio work has won six Golds at the New York Radio Festival two TORC awards at the Celtic Media Festival and Gold PPI Irish Radio Awards. Besides podcasts they make award winning audio for radio broadcasters including the BBC, RTÉ and Newstalk. Their current podcasts include www.thisiswherewelive.ie and an audio documentary project www.mothersbloodsistersongs.com

How to Make An Audio Podcast – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – October 9th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our virtual session this October 9th aimed at those wanting to podcast remotely

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ which is aimed at beginners and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using Skype or ZOOM or record using your smart phone. We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a ‘How to Podcast Remotely Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop.

‘Telling Your Story Online’ – Virtual Workshop via zoom.us – September 25th

Do you want to bring your communications online and successfully tell your story through digital and social media? Virtual workshop via Zoom

Join Athena Media for a three hour workshop exploring digital storytelling and tools to tell your story. TICKETS

In this virtual workshop we help you find your story, create your digital storytelling strategy, identify your audience and begin to shape ways of connecting and communicating with your community, clients and audiences online. This workshop is an ideal sister workshop to our First Steps in Audio Podcasting and gives insights on visual storytelling, video podcasts, how to shape a social media storytelling strategy and how to measure it.

JoinHelen Shaw of Athena Media in this storytelling workshop which is now available as a virtual session via Zoom video conferencing. Numbers are strictly limited and a storytelling guide with suggested tools and resources will be available to each participant at the end of the workshop. We map storytelling tips, techniques and resources for you, showing you audio and video solutions, sharing samples and case studies. An ideal session to transform or re-vamp your online content and storytelling thinking with a particular focus on visual from photography to short form videos. We provide resource materials post the workshop with up to date research, data and tips for your next steps post the group session.

Topics in the workshop include :

  • What’s your story? Unpacking your story and creating a storytelling strategy from your website to social media.
  • Storytelling techniques – the power of ‘the why?’.
  • Storytelling tools from text to pictures, audio to video and how social media can bring success. Finding your best match.
  • Let’s look at how others do it – samples and case studies.
  • Creating your digital storytelling strategy. What’s your story, where’s your audience? What’s your medium and building your storytelling strategy in social media.
  • Finding your audience, connecting and building a relationship of trust.
  • What does success look like? Metrics and measuring success from social media management to understanding how to read and use platform data.

Key outcomes are to understand the arc of storytelling, narrative techniques, and how to use digital tools and social media to unpack and reveal your story. We will talk about transmedia, seeing your story beyond medium, and using the toolkit to fit it whether text, pictures, audio, video or a combination of them. We’ll look at how these connect with platforms, with your website and how you can maximise your potential online.

Story is about understanding how you connect more effectively with your audience, how you make trails, teasers or promos which draw your audience in, and how you ensure your content, in whatever form you tell it, delivers for you.

A key element of this small workshop will be to look at ways we can enhance your current storytelling and ensure it has more impact. We talk strategy but ultimately we are seeking to help you see your information, your communications as story-led engagements. We give you tips on making better visual content, introduce you to tools and applications which will make your life easier, and your work flow smoother. In the current remote working environment we’ve adapted to find tools and ways of working which can succeed, and we’re showing you what’s winning with audiences, consumers and the general public in the current climate, including the growth of video conferencing tools like Zoom.us, whatsapp and of course seeing the rise of apps like TikTok.

find out more : Athena Media is a transmedia storytelling – we tell stories and help others tell their story online.

Helen Shaw, leads the workshop, is one of Ireland’s most experienced media professionals. She started work as a print journalist with the Irish Times, before moving to RTE Radio as a current affairs producer, she broke ground when she was appointed as Editor Radio Sequences in BBC NI and made history a few years later when she became Head of RTE Radio, the first woman appointed to the board of management of RTE. She oversaw the digital transformation of RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster, and launched RTE lyric fm. She took up a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center in 2002-03 and when she returned to Ireland established Athena Media as a digital media content and consultancy company.

Athena Media is a multi award winning content creator – it recently received its 8th Gold award from the New York Festival Radio Awards for its radio and podcast series wwmothersbloodsistersongs.com and its show Pantisocracy with Panti Bliss was awarded best radio magazine at the Celtic Media Festival in 2018. The company has created radio and TV for RTE, BBC, Newstalk, Setanta Sports and its client list includes OPW, ITMA, Vhi Healthcare, mobile operator 02, UCD, Dublin City Council and Women Mean Business.

‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – September 18th 2020

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ aimed at those wanting to podcast remotely

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ which is aimed at beginners and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using Skype or ZOOM or record using your smart phone. We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a ‘How to Podcast Remotely Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop.

#PANTISOCRACY Back on Air

Lisa Lambe, Panti Bliss, John McLoughlin (guitarist with Lisa Lambe) Mark O’Connell and Cauvery Madhavan. ©John Howard AthenaMedia 2020

What happens when the things you’ve been planning, the projects you have been dreaming of, get postponed, cancelled or become impossible to do? In the first episode of a new season of Pantisocracy, Panti Bliss is hosting a gathering of storytelling and song, with three people who found themselves launching their beloved projects, the results of years of work, in the middle of a global pandemic and lockdown.

With her are writer Mark O’Connell, whose book ‘Notes from An Apocalypse’ – explores our obsession with the end of the world and the Indian-Irish novelist Cauvery Madhavan, whose novel ‘The Tainted is a love story set against the background of the Irish soldiers, serving in India with the British army, who mutinied in 1920. 

Alongside them is singer/actor Lisa Lambe who will be performing from her new album ‘Juniper’ launched in lockdown, after a couple of years of work, and whose plans to perform it were postponed, cancelled and parked.  

Follow us on Instagram @pantisocracyradio

June 2020 Storytelling and Podcasting Workshops

This June we’re continuing our run of interactive online workshops using zoom video conferencing software. These sessions use small class sizes and are very much directed by the needs of the attendees – you’ll finish the session invigorated and prepared for the next phase of your project rather than jaded from another passive webinar. The upcoming dates we have lined up are:

‘Telling Your Story Online’ – Virtual Workshop via zoom.us – Fri 12th Jun 2020 10:00 – 13:00

‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – Virtual Workshop via zoom.us – Mon 15th June 2020 10:00 – 13:00

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Online Communications Workshops this May & June

Want to enhance your digital communications skills? We’ve new online digital communications workshops in May and June offering short, but highly effective, sessions to give you new ways of thinking digitally about telling your story online, through podcasting (May 15th & June 8th) and digital storytelling (May 29th).


In the ‘Telling Your Story Online’ virtual workshops we help you find your story, create your digital storytelling strategy, identify your audience and begin to shape ways of connecting and communicating with your community, clients and audiences online. We map storytelling tips, techniques and resources for you, showing you audio and video solutions, sharing samples and case studies. An ideal session to transform or re-vamp your online content and storytelling thinking.


The ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ sessions are aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting tools, like video conferencing, how to grow your recordings and release as podcasts.


For more information on these sessions check out our eventbrite profile for our upcoming dates.