Upcoming workshops – Friday and Saturday workshop dates for Beginner and Intermediate Workshops

We’ve added workshop dates for all levels to our podcasting schedule across September, October and November – podcastingireland.eventbrite.com for more details on what to expect and to register for any of these sessions – get in touch if you have any queries or would like to talk about bespoke sessions for you or your organisation.

New Schedule of Podcasting Workshops September & October

First Steps in Audio Podcasting – September 3rd

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ is perfect for those wanting to record remotely.

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.


Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop – September 24th

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

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.


Promoting Your Podcast – Digital Visual Storytelling for Podcasters – Oct 1st

Topics covered in the workshop show how to use digital visual skills, storytelling and social media platforms to tell the story of your podcast, and to reach and engage your audience.

We look at accessible ways of adding video and visual content, creating short form video or audio led promotion content and how to design and device a promotional campaign for your project.

We look at social media research and how to match your campaign to your audience.

This workshop is ideal for those who have established a podcast and want to improve its reach and impact, to grow its audience, and their connection and relationship to the podcast.

Workshop is aimed at new podcasters but those with established projects can also benefit from the opportunity to think laterally about promotion, marketing and distribution .


First Steps in Audio Podcasting – Oct 15th

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’, ‘ Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone’ “Start Small & Grow’ ‘ What’s Your Story and who is Your Audience? ‘ ‘Collaborate’

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself and using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5. We’ll also introduce to methods and techniques to get better sound and record locally). We talk sound and how to achieve sound quality remotely. ‘Every person and every place has a sound’.

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 audio editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop.) These workshops are small and interactive.


What have we been up to? Have a listen to our most recent podcasts:

Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop – September 24th

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

Want to learn how to improve your podcast and take it to the next level? Join us for a half-day podcasting workshop. Limited numbers – maximum 12 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.compodcastingireland.ie for more about us

First Steps in Audio Podcasting – Virtual Workshop September 3rd

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ is perfect for those wanting to record remotely

Try our half day virtual 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 platforms, how to host and release your podcast and make the most of your content to share audio stories with impact.

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 Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop. These workshops are small with proven results and many of our participants have gone on to create and run their own podcast channels.


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What’s covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.50 am to check audio and video) We ask people if possible to open their video cameras for the session so we can be as responsive as possible in a virtual setting.

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’, ‘ Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone’ “Start Small & Grow’ ‘ What’s Your Story and who is Your Audience? ‘ ‘Collaborate’

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself and using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5. We’ll also introduce to methods and techniques to get better sound and record locally). We talk sound and how to achieve sound quality remotely. ‘Every person and every place has a sound’.

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 audio editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop.) These workshops are small and interactive.

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

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


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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 15 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.

June 25th – First Steps in Audio Podcasting – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Our virtual session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ is perfect for those wanting to record 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 half day virtual 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 platforms, how to host and release your podcast and make the most of your content to share audio stories with impact.

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 Manual’ is provided at the end of the workshop. These workshops are small with proven results and many of our participants have gone on to create and run their own podcast channels.

What’s covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.50 am to check audio and video) We ask people if possible to open their video cameras for the session so we can be as responsive as possible in a virtual setting.

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’, ‘ Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone’ “Start Small & Grow’ ‘ What’s Your Story and who is Your Audience? ‘ ‘Collaborate’

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we’ll explore using ZOOM.us itself and using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5. We’ll also introduce to methods and techniques to get better sound and record locally). We talk sound and how to achieve sound quality remotely. ‘Every person and every place has a sound’.

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 audio editing, and provide detailed resources, including a ‘how to’ manual, to guide you after the workshop.) These workshops are small and interactive.

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

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

May Podcasting Workshops for Beginner and Intermediate Podcasters

Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop

Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop – May 7th

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

Want to learn how to improve your podcast and take it to the next level? Join us for a half-day podcasting workshop. Limited numbers – maximum 12 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.


First Steps in Audio Podcasting – Virtual Workshop via ZOOM.us – May 14th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast?

Curious about how it all works and how you can make it work?

Try our half day virtual 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 platforms, how to host and release your podcast and make the most of your content to share audio stories with impact.

Upcoming March, April & May Podcasting Workshops

Interested in learning how to make your own podcast? Join us on our March 24th Podcasting 101 – Introductory Workshop or Make Better Podcasts – April 7th Workshop for intermediate podcasters or May 26th Podcasting 101 – Introductory Workshop – all of which take place in Windmill Lane Studios.

March


Podcasting 101 – March 24th Introductory Workshop

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online. The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4n and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

April


Make Better Podcasts – April 7th Workshop for previous Podcasting 101 attendees/intermediate podcasters

Are you podcasting/ Do you want to improve the sound and quality of your podcast and find a bigger audience? This workshop is aimed at people who have completed our one day introduction to podcasting, How to Podcast or Podcasting 101, and who have begun audio recording or shaping a podcast and want to take it to the next level. Make Better Podcasts is an intensive half-day session to help improve the sound, quality and direction of your podcast and to help you find your audience.

May


Podcasting 101 – May 26th Introductory Workshop

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online. The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4n and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

Make Better Podcasts – New Intermediate Podcast Workshop

Interested in learning how to make your own podcast? Join us on our March 24th Podcasting 101 – Introductory Workshop or Make Better Podcasts – April 7th Workshop for intermediate podcasters workshops in Windmill Lane Studios:

Podcasting 101 – March 24th Introductory Workshop

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online. The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4n and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

Make Better Podcasts – April 7th Workshop for previous Podcasting 101 attendees/intermediate podcasters

Are you podcasting/ Do you want to improve the sound and quality of your podcast and find a bigger audience? This workshop is aimed at people who have completed our one day introduction to podcasting, How to Podcast or Podcasting 101, and who have begun audio recording or shaping a podcast and want to take it to the next level. Make Better Podcasts is an intensive half-day session to help improve the sound, quality and direction of your podcast and to help you find your audience.

Podcasting 101 – February 3rd & March 24th Workshop dates

> Interested in learning how to make your own podcast? Join us on our February 3rd or March 24th workshops in Windmill Lane Studios:

 

> Podcasting 101 covers:

1 – What’s a podcast? How effective is podcasting as a communications tool?
2 – Your basis starter podcasting kit – the tools you may need and where you can source them.
3 – How to find and tell audio stories.
4 – Basic recording techniques and recording interviews.
5 – Basic editing software and what you can use.
6 – Releasing your podcast – using online platforms like Soundcloud and Audioboom.
7 – Using visual content and images with your podcast.
8 – Legal and copyright issues. A content creator’s checklist.
9 – Monitoring and measuring your podcast.

Our Podcasting 101 workshops are limited to a maximum of 12-15 people and take place in Windmill Lane Recording Studios. For further information on our podcasting services, training or when the next course takes place contact us at +353 1 4372395
 

> What our clients say:

‘I loved the workshop! Helen and John made podcasting very accessible. The workshop was very practical, the day flew by, and I left with very clear next steps and the confidence I needed in order to get started!’
Esther Curiel (Podcasting 101 Workshop, November 2018)
‘A well-prepared and informative workshop that gave me the confidence I needed to get started with my podcast plus a wealth of useful complimentary online resources was supplied. I highly recommend!’
Liz Gleeson (Podcasting 101 Workshop, November 2018)
‘A great all-round course. Balance was exactly right in that I got enough information to start experimenting but not so much that I felt overwhelmed or intimidated.’
Carissa Casey, Print Journalist (Podcasting 101 Workshop, November 2018)
‘I found this day really helpful in getting me thinking in a more focused way about what it is I want to achieve with a podcast. I also found it opened my eyes to so many different styles of podcasts, avenues in which you can take projects and the variety of options available. I learnt a lot in terms of set up, equipment and the software involved and I would definitely recommend this workshop for anyone just starting out.’
Naomi Sturdy-Elements Yoga (Podcasting 101 Workshop, November 2018)

Podcasting 101 Workshop – February 3rd 2019

 

Have a Dream Podcast you want to make?


 

Then join us at Windmill Lane Recording Studios on Sunday February 3rd for an empowering day of training, covering everything from storytelling strategy, recording+editing, to distributing your content and getting your story heard.

 

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.

 
Our own award-winning output spans a wide spectrum of audio-led content, and we’re passionate about sharing our experience and technical expertise.
At the Celtic Media Festival 2018 – our Pantisocracy Christmas Special was awarded a prestigious TORC award for Excellence in the ‘Best Radio Magazine Show’ category


 
 
Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords – with over 200 uploads on our Soundcloud channel.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

> What previous attendees say:
‘This workshop provided a fantastic, informative, supportive and really enjoyable space in which to learn more about podcasting. It opened up exciting possibilities for all of us’
Roisin Boyd (Podcasting 101 Workshop, June 2018)
‘Great course. Helen and John really knew what they were talking about . Very accessible to people who haven’t done podcasting before.’
Alan Fox (Podcasting 101 Workshop, June 2018)
‘The podcast workshop was full of excellent content introducing us to a huge range of podcasts to listen to and learn from. The technical demonstration was very helpful as a starting point as was the advice to begin with pilot projects and then critique and improve. The advice was very practical and empowering. It was an excellent experience.’
Mary McFadden – Music Teacher (Podcasting 101 Workshop, June 2018)


‘I felt that the fusion of Helen’s knowledge of podcasting acquired from being a pioneer of the medium , her ability to convey some of the more nebulous aspects with clarity and enthusiasm married with John’s technological nous was a winning combo, looking forward to close reading the notes this weekend and getting my first podcast into the ether.’
Anne O Neill (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The studio setting in Windmill Lane was perfect. The course brought together a very friendly, creative group of people, with different levels of skill and experience. Teaching was well paced and easy to follow for someone like myself with very rudimentary technical skills. I learned exactly what I needed to begin producing my own podcasts and I was introduced to a range of equipment to get me started.’
Dr. Tony Bates, Psychologist (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

The workshop venue is in Pulse College at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

For more in-depth information about our training services head to our Training Page.