Finding Your Voice: Using podcasts & Audiograms

By: Melissa Hutchison

This week in emerging media we learned about audiograms and podcasts. These media forms are suitable for personal and professional use.  Both podcasts and audiograms can be a strategic tool for expanding your reach, and media knowledge.

A podcast is an online audio sharing service that has gained significant popularity in the past few years. Podcasts are great for people who are constantly on the go and perhaps don’t have time or just don’t want to watch videos or read. Starting a podcast is a great idea for anyone running a blog/website, or anyone utilizing social media to promote/inform consumers about their brand. An article by WebsiteSetup, says you should start a podcast for these reasons:

  • Build a deeper connection with your visitors
  • Expand your audience
  • Become a thought leader in your industry
  • Get sponsorships
  • Promote yourself
  • Low entry barrier

For more information on how to start your own podcast or to check out this article for yourself follow this link: https://websitesetup.org/start-podcast/

An audiogram is an appealing and engaging way to share audio. An audiogram can be a short podcast, or a preview/clip of a lengthier podcast with a graphic that can be posted to different platforms. Here’s how to make your own audiogram using the Headliner app:

Step 1- Upload the audio you would like to use for your audiogram.

Step 2- Select/upload a graphic to accompany your audio.

Step 3- Choose the size of your audiogram, based on what platform you will be posting it to.

Step 4- Customize your audio waves location, color, and type.

Step 5- Select ‘Create Project.’

Step 6- Use video editor to add captions, adjust audio, add animations, etc.

Step 7- Export and share!

Check out this tutorial from our emerging media professor, Elaine Venter to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6JY8eiw3oM#action=share

 

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