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:

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.

First Steps in Audio Podcasting – Virtual Workshop: April 9th

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.

TICKETS

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.


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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


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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 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 – 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.

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.

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.

Online Podcasting Workshop this April 29th via zoom.us

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting‘ aimed at beginner podcasters

TICKETS

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. Given the current crisis a donation to the Feed the Heroes initiative will be made,by the organisers , following the workshop, to show solidarity with healthcare workers.

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.

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

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

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

3 Where should I begin? First five steps to start podcasting.

Key tools, tips and resources to get going from equipment, podcast platforms and editing and how to start podcasting immediately.

5 Next stages – mapping your podcast strategy and creating a pilot to kick start your podcast idea.

Podcasting Workshops – May 10th and June 21st

Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast?

Then join us on Sunday May 10th or Sunday June 21st for one of our podcasting skills workshops

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.

TICKETS via Eventbrite

How to Podcast : Podcasting 101 covers :

— What’s a podcast? And why do we love them?

— What are the most popular formats and genres?

— What do you need to get started? We show you hand held recorders like Zoom H4 and introduce you to sound recording, microphones and setting up a mini studio.

— How do you find and tell audio stories?

— How do you shape an interview? A question path?

— We introduce you to Audacity and the basics of thinking about editing. How do you find music you can clear rights to use in your mix?

— How do you release and host your podcast? We introduce you to platforms like Anchor which distribute your podcast to 10 platforms including Spotify and iTunes. And also to Soundcloud.

— Why you still need visual content, like photos, for audio stories and how to think about your website working with your podcast.

— You become a publisher when you release a podcast so what are the legal and consent issues you need to be aware of?

— Content management, monitoring and measuring the success of your podcast.

— Marketing and social media

— Wrap and recap. We share our ideas and discoveries with you.

What our clients say:

‘Excellent, extremely informative. Would love to do it again even though all aspects of podcasting were covered. Very dynamic day.’
Catherine Murray (Podcasting 101 Workshop, September 2019)
‘The one-day workshop was a great introduction to podcasting, giving a flavour of the different styles possible and providing practical advice on how to get started in a safe small-group environment. I learnt a lot in a few hours, thank you!’
Stephanie Moe, Bord Bia (Podcasting 101 Workshop, September 2019)
‘I was really glad I did the workshop as I learned so much about every aspect of the podcasting process. All my queries were handled and the teachers’ passion and breath of knowledge was incredible.’
Jonny Harvey – i’m Coming Out – The Podcast (Podcasting 101 Workshop, September 2019)
‘I have already recommended the workshop to friends who are interested in podcasting. It was a very enjoyable experience with great insights given into the art of podcasting and interviewing. Helen and John are wonderful workshop hosts and extremely knowledgable in their field. Overall it’s a great insight into podcasting and has re-energised me and made me more determined than ever to create my own podcast.’
Eamon McLoughlin (Podcasting 101 Workshop, September 2019)
‘This course is an absolute must for anyone wanting to create a podcast. Helen and John provided not only excellent up-to-date knowledge of the landscape and how you could shape your idea but all all the technical skills you would need to start a podcast from scratch and get it out there. It was jam-packed with advice on areas such as interviewing and recording to promotion and finding your authentic voice. I left really confident leaving the course that I had enough knowledge to get going. There was so much more packed into the day than I had imagined, making it really excellent value too.’
Suzi Button, CEO, Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation www.foundation.lornabyrne.com (Podcasting 101 Workshop, May 2019)
‘I was impressed by how much useful information I was able to absorb in just one day! I highly recommend this course, it is a great way to get you started on your podcast journey!’
Maggie, Marketing Manager (Podcasting 101 Workshop, May 2019)
‘Just letting you know – your podcasting 101 workshop in March was inspiring – anyone who is thinking “you know what, I should do a podcast?!” should go!’
Caroline Swords (Podcasting 101 Workshop, March 2019)
‘Very inspiring. A whistlestop tour of everything you need to know to start podcasting along with lots of resources and tools for self-directed learning. An excellent insider overview of the industry, platform, formats and revenue models.’
Joy Redmond, joyredmond.com (Podcasting 101 Workshop, March 2019)
‘Concise but comprehensive introduction to podcasting. Left feeling inspired and ready to take the next steps!’
Marie O’Sullivan (Podcasting 101 Workshop, March 2019)
‘A great workshop that de-mystified the technical aspects of podcasting and provided insights into wider aspects such as interviewing, storytelling and getting your podcasts out into the world.’
Fionnuala Broughan, Communications Manager, Léargas (Podcasting 101 Workshop, February 2019)
‘A very useful, all-round introduction to podcasting and all it entails, and an inspiring and enjoyable day!’
Dr Anthea Lacchia, TCD (Podcasting 101 Workshop, February 2019)
‘The Podcasting workshop helped to demystify the approach, the idea and the technical know how needed to make your own Podcast. Felt on leaving the event I was well equipped to start my own personal your of podcasting. The manuals and information. provided are extensive also.’
Jacinta Murray, jacintachristy.com (Podcasting 101 Workshop, February 2019)

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.

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.