Podcasting. I been invited to participate on several, and it’s always a blast. But I’ve never been on the production side of it. Always the podcastee, never the podcastor.
There are really two reasons for that. One, I don’t know diddly squat about producing a podcast. And honestly, up until a short time ago, I didn’t really see the point.
Recently though, I’ve found myself listening to more and more podcasts. They allow me to do two things at once as I can listen while I read, write, drive or ponder the meaning of life.
I don’t really see much use of podcasting in the real estate space. Those that tend to teach and train seem to use them well. Agents and brokers, not-so-much. Maybe that’s because there isn’t really an application for them on a “traditional” real estate blog.
But maybe there is….
And there is really only one way to find out.
So I’ve been poking around, looking for how to do this podcasting thing. Seems the logical first step is to find a way to record audio. Enter Audacity. Open Source (and you know I love free software) and apparently very powerful audio capture and editing software. I haven’t even touched the capability of this thing yet, but I was able to record a very short audio file and even lay some Jimmy Buffet on a background track.
Next steps are figuring out how to record a conversation with two (or more) people. I’m thinking Skype would work? Who knows. Obviously there are ways. I don’t have to go far to learn more. Phoenix is home to a lot of really bright, progressive podcast types. Just last week I met Evo Terra who wrote the book on podcasting. I mean literally wrote the book. Evo and his wife Shelia Dee are part of the gang organizing PodCampAZ and are terrific people, even if they are Sooner fans. (Hey, how ’bout those Longhorns!)
So here folks, is the first “podcast” on Phoenix Real Estate Guy. It’ll get better, trust me. The tech skills will come. Now I just need to figure out the best way to apply this to the real estate space. I have ideas. . .
Tune in later for mo’ better stuff.