Guerrilla Podcasting Soup to Nuts Using WordPress and Awesome

Here I will link or post all materials for my presentation at the 2012 WordCamp Boston. Please check back periodically, because I will add educational links, slides, video and audio feeds as they become available.

If you have any links that you think I should share, please let me know and I’ll add them. Thanks!

NEW: Audio of Presentation & PDF Files

Here is the audio of the presentation I gave last weekend. [You can use the audio player the above.] Based on a few of the discussions I had on Saturday, I am using Amazon AWS to host it.

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And here are the presentation slides in PDF (click to open the link). Or a Slide Show:


Here is a link to the PDF One-Sheet handout I will give out on the day of the presentation.

Description of talk

Want to do a podcast but have no idea where to begin? This talk is for the podcast newbie who needs help figuring out just how to get started. We will start from the begining, because it’s a very good place to start, and many of your decisions about your podcast will determine what you need to do to make it a success. How will you record your podcast? What will your podcast be about? Who will appear on your podcast? Which plugins should you use? How will you promote your podcast?

Along with options for plugins, we will discuss pros and cons of hosting options such as Libsyn, Buzzsprout, and Blubrry and how they integrate (or not) with your WordPress installation.

  • Plan your podcast
  • Record your podcast
  • Choose your podcast hosting solution
  • Add the right Plugins
  • Publish your podcast
  • Create blog post
  • Submit to iTunes
  • Use social tools to promote

Lanna Lee Maheux has podcasted since 2010. Her shows, Lounging with Lanna Lee and the co-hosted The Lex and Lanna Show (with Alexis Lyon) and The Bureau of Awesome (with Edmund Davis-Quinn), are all hosted on WordPress and use different podcast hosting plans, all with their own quirks.

Reference Links: Links to get you started on the road to podcast awesomeness

Before You Start

The Audacity to Podcast
Daniel J. Lewis

TAP068: Podcasting Stuff You MUST Get Right the First Time
by Daniel J. Lewis on The Audacity to Podcast

How To Start A Podcast: An In-Depth Guide From Planning to Launch Day
by David Risely at the Blog Marketing Academy

TAP060: How to Record and Edit a Podcast with Audacity
by Daniel J. Lewis on The Audacity to Podcast

TAP081: 5 tips to sound great with ANY microphone
by Daniel J. Lewis on The Audacity to Podcast

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Podcasting Show
by Nathan Hangen at the Social Media Examiner

RSS Feeds/Permalinks

Podcast Clean Up: WordPress 101 Permalink Power
Elsie Escobar at I make libsyn

Podcast Directories

TAP069: Top Podcast Directories and How to Get in Them
by Daniel J. Lewis on The Audacity to Podcast

Connect with Lanna Lee

Musings of Lanna Lee Maheux:

Lounging with LannaLee:
The Lex and Lanna Show:
Bureau of Awesome Podcast:

Google+ (redirects):

Lanna Lee Maheux on Facebook:
Lounging with LannaLee on Facebook:
The Lex and Lanna Show on Facebook: