Project 1 Slideshare 6: How to Compose the Podcast

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January 07, 2019

Project 1 Slideshare 6: How to Compose the Podcast

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  1. Deliverable 2: How to compose the Podcast 1 English 335:

    Technical Writing
  2. 2 Table of Contents Learning Objectives..........................................................................................................3 About Podcasts .................................................................................................................4 How

    to Create the Podcast ..........................................................................................5 Option 1: Use Podsnack ..............................................................................................6 Option 2: Create and Audio File and Upload to Host Site ........................................7-8 Your Podcast: subject, audience, and purpose .....................................................9-11 Writing the Podcast Script ..............................................................................................12-14 Introduction..................................................................................................................15 Body ..............................................................................................................................16 Conclusion....................................................................................................................17 Closing ..........................................................................................................................18 Presentation Speaking Style Concepts ......................................................................19 Vocal Variety ...............................................................................................................20-21 Pitch .....................................................................................................................22 Tone .....................................................................................................................23 Volume ................................................................................................................24 Rate .....................................................................................................................25-26 Pause ............................................................................................................................27 Diction...........................................................................................................................28
  3. Learning Objectives: 3 Adapt prose style concepts for the ear.

    Apply presentation speaking style concepts: vocal variety, pace, pause, and diction. Compose a podcast script.
  4. About Podcasts 4 A British journalist combined the Apple’s iPod

    with the word broadcast to coin the term Podcast. Podcasts can be audio-only, video, or broadcasted live. Businesses and Organizations Use Podcasts Externally: to promote products and services to customers. Internally: to share information between employees, particularly, in project teams. You will compose an audio only podcast aimed at an external audience.
  5. How to create your podcast. You need a microphone, and

    the one in your computer will be fine for this project. Your podcast must be hosted on a site that allows users to play it without having to download the file. There are several options for how to create your podcast. 5
  6. Option 1: Use Free Tools that Host Your File •

    Under Tools and Resources on the course menu you will find free tools that allow you to record and that will also host your file. 6
  7. Option 2: Create an Audio File and Upload to Host

    Site • Under Tools and Resources, you will also find other options for for how to create an audio file (MP3, .WAV etc.), if you use these options you will need to upload your file to a host site such as YouTube or SoundCloud. 7
  8. Digital audio files (mp3, wav etc.) are not accepted in

    this course. Here’s why. You are practicing how to create and share these types of files as they are shared in workplace settings. So, if you choose to create an audio file on your computer, be certain it is uploaded to a host site and will play without a user needing to download the file. Audio files uploaded to bblearn will not be graded nor earn credit for this part of the project. 8
  9. Your Podcast: subject, audience, and purpose. • The general subject

    of your podcast will be student research or project in your BAS program. • Your audience will be members of the general public. • Your purpose will be to inform the audience about the exciting research or project in your BAS program here! 9
  10. You will need to choose a specific focus. You may

    choose to focus your podcast about • some specific research, • a research program, • or one or more students • An exciting project 10
  11. To find a focus, do some investigation. 11 Your faculty,

    Program Manager, and cohort is a good place to start.
  12. After you have chosen the focus and taken some notes,

    you will need to write a script and practice it. 12 The goal is not to sound like a professional broadcaster but to develop a clear presentation speaking style.
  13. Practice the principles of effective prose style when writing the

    script but adapt these for the ear by keeping sentences short. 13 You should be able to say each sentence in your script in a single breath.
  14. Writing the script. • Write out exactly what you want

    to say. • Keep the sentences short, use plain English, and keep paragraphs to a few lines. • Your podcast needs a clear structure: • Introduction • Body – Key Points • Conclusion 14
  15. Your script will need: 15 Introduction About 30 seconds. Key

    Points About 1-2 minutes Conclusion About 30 seconds. Timing
  16. Introduction: 16 About 30 seconds Brief salutation: greet the audience

    and give them an idea of what you will be presenting in the podcast. You can also start with an engaging question such as “have you ever wondered about ……?” and then use the salutation.
  17. Body: 17 About 1-2 minutes. Key Points: think about how

    many points you can reasonably talk about in 2 minutes. About four key points and 30 seconds to talk about each one should work well, but don’t follow this as a rigid rule. Think about what works best for what you will talk about.
  18. Closing: 18 About 30 seconds Wrap it Up. Have a

    clear conclusion, here are some ideas: • What’s next? – point listeners to future research, • Where can I learn more? – point listeners to where they can learn more. • Thank the audience for listening.
  19. Presentation Speaking Style Concepts • Vocal Variety • Pitch •

    Tone • Volume • Rate • Pause • Diction 19 The content on the following slides had been adapted from: Write-Out-Loud. Links to this site with exercises for how to improve your presentation speaking style can be found under Tools and Resources on the project page.
  20. What is vocal variety? 20 • Vocal variety or vocalics

    refers to the nonverbal features of our speaking style. These features are pitch, tone volume, and rate.
  21. Vocal Variety Goal 21 • Your goal as a speaker

    is to have a range of vocal variety that allow you to adapt your speaking style to meet audience needs. • For example, giving a eulogy at a funeral would require a different speaking style than delivering a conference presentation.
  22. Vocal Variety: Pitch 22 • Our voices all have a

    natural pitch, which is like music with high and low notes. • If your pitch range is narrow, mostly high or mostly low notes, your voice will have a monotonous effect on listeners.
  23. Vocal Variety: Tone 23 • Our voices carry emotional content

    through the tone we use. • If your voice lacks expression, it will be flat and lack energy. • If you fill your speech with too much energy, it will seem overly exuberant and forced.
  24. Vocal Variety: Volume 24 • Some of us naturally speak

    softer or louder than others. • Volume affects how the audience perceives your trustworthiness. • Learn how to consciously control the volume of your voice.
  25. Vocal Variety: Rate 25 When we speak, rate refers to

    the pace of our speech. Speech rate is calculated at the number of words spoken in a minute. Slow speech is less than 110 wpm. Conversational speech falls between 120 wpm at the slow end to 160 - 200 wpm in the fast range. People who read books for radio or podcasts speak at 150-160 wpm. Auctioneers or commentators who practice speed speech are usually in the 250 to 400 wpm range.
  26. To calculate your speaking rate: 26 Time yourself speaking from

    your script. Next, take the total number of words spoken and divide by the number of minutes it took you to speak them. Speaking Rate (wpm) = Total words / # of minutes
  27. Remember to pause periodically: • It will help the audience

    to understand you, • Help you control the rate of your speech and avoid distracting filler words (um, er, ah), and • And will allow your mind to “catch up” to what your mouth is saying. 27
  28. Diction 28 • Diction is not about changing your accent

    (everyone has an accent). • It’s about clearly enunciating the words you speak. • Speaking too fast will affect diction. Go to Tools and Resources on the project page, to learn exercises to help you develop effective diction.