I'M WORKING WITH the youngest members of Ireland's Youth Media Team during part of the Christmas Break 2018 and laying down the workflow for production of the next 90 episodes of Congversations from Ireland. I've made a short eight minute clip that breaks down the process.
Dylan (7) helped me with a tick-off list shown in the above image and in the video clip below. It's a process very similar to the one used by YMT.fm as they support events around Ireland.
After 10 episodes in one month, I validated something I knew from previous work. People don't often listen to audio content that stretches beyond 30 minutes. In my case, it appears the average person listens to 23% of each congversation. The clips published to YouTube are rarely longer than four minutes and Google Analytics says the average person watches 50% of each clip. There's a Congversation Playlist that you can set up as a subscription if you're interested in getting pithy content. I also suggest you subscribe to the Congversation podcast and help its distribution by reviewing it in iTunes. For the record, in mid-December 2018, the most popular Congversation episode featured @magsamond (seen in the slideshow below).
As explained in the Congversation 10 podcast, people who view Congversations in a web browser or through the Spreaker app will see cover art pertaining to specific sections. This is what appears when you play the content through the player directly below.
Shownotes for Congversation 10
0:08 Today we break down the basics of the Congversations, starting by explaining the basic steps behind Congversations.
2:24 Dylan assists in explaining how the process starts with research using Word.
3:00 Recording with Spreaker
3:35 Flickr Congversation Group contains image collateral.
4:09 Short YouTube clips share the main ideas in a Congversation Playlist. According to Google, 50% of the each clip is viewed by visitors, compared to only 23% of the audio clip being heard all the way to the end.
4:47 Show notes are kept at http://www.InsideView.ie/podcasting
5:15 Each Instagram clip is seen by at least 100 people.
5:40 Short video content is placed inside the https://www.linkedin.com/groups/85170/ Open Coffee Congversations group
6:22 Google for Congversations and see the reach of the podcast.
7:42 Congversation 10 ends. Next up: Congversation 11 with Cliona Maher from South Tipp Arts Centre.
YouTube Playlist of Congversations
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus. He develops techniques for mobile journalism in support of Ireland's Youth Media Team. Some of the links in the shownotes are affiliate links.]