“When you have a small community, each person in that community plays a very major role in making that community great. And without this person maybe this wouldn’t have happened. Or this person got inspired from this person. And it just becomes a chain effect where each person is really what is making the city great. And we need to spotlight those people and give them a chance to tell their story.”
-Chris Holifield from I Am Salt Lake
Kevin and Melissa Barron have just launched a new local podcast for San Antonio, Texas. On this episode, Kevin shares his plans and hopes for the new show.
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No matter the format your local podcast, you are telling the stories of your community.
So how do you become a better storyteller?
“Practice” is certainly part of the answer. But before you can practice, you need some knowledge of stories and how to communicate with your voice, music, and sounds.
The purpose of this episode is to point you toward resources that will give you the knowledge you need to improve your audio storytelling abilities.
Plus, I’ll give you 7 ideas for telling the stories of your community.
BONUS: The last resource I’ll mention is a surprise. You have to listen to the episode to discover what that is.
How do you use music in your local podcast?
Discover the potential controversy of choosing music unwisely. What is the music of your community?
Also learn how to make unique theme music. No, it’s not free. But it’s worth it.
Then pick up an audio editing technique to help you communicate more clearly. It’s a technical-but-artistic way to mix music grammatically into each local episode.
Mark Bologna is the host and producer of Beyond Bourbon Street, a local podcast about New Orleans.
In this episode, Mark and I talk about his reasons for starting the show, his process for preparing and producing it, and ideas for the future.
We also discuss sponsorship opportunities and strategies unique to local podcasters.
How did your community become the place it is today?
If you don’t know, find out. Local podcasters are storytellers, and history is an important way to tell the stories of your community.
Listen now to a conversation with a local podcaster.
Beau York is the host of Let’s Talk Jackson, a local podcast in Mississippi.
I’ve got a question for you:
What’s more important: What you say or how you say it?
Your answer may determine whether you succeed or fail in your business.
This episode offers a glimpse into my background as a podcaster and things that influenced me to explore local podcasts and local podcasting.
Something happened, though, before I was able to finish this episode.