How do you start a podcast? What do you need to think about? In this introductory session, we’ll identify your reasons for a podcast, who your audience is, working out your topic/theme, creating your podcast brand, and how to outline your first episode.
It will also cover what equipment and recording software you might need to record your podcasts. This practical introductory session will be presented by journalist and podcaster Portia Jones, host of the Travel Goals Podcast and head of podcasting at audio production company South Girl Production Music. The session will be followed by a Q&A where Portia will be joined by Luke Jones, director of South Girl Production Music and producer of Travel Goals Podcast.
This intro session will be followed by a panel discussion from 2pm-3pm on How can a podcast help your destination, company or brand? in which podcasters, Jon Holmes, Portia Jones, Aaron Millar, Susan Schwartz and Antonia Windsor will discuss the benefits of podcasts for destinations – you can buy a ticket for this second session here.
There’ll be a Q&A at the end of the discussion. You can also email BGTW Events Director Meera Dattani email@example.com if you want to send questions in advance or suggest points you want Portia to cover in the main session.
Portia Jones – journalist, podcaster and host of Travel Goals Podcast
A freelance travel journalist and podcaster specialising in adventure travel, destination guides and audio guides, Portia hosts the Travel Goals Podcast and writes for a range of media outlets including LoveExploring, Bradt and Rough Guides, and is a frequent contributor to regional and national radio stations. She is also head of podcasting at audio production company South Girl Production Music with Luke Jones.
Twitter: @pip_says and @travelgoalspod
Instagram: @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast
The event is free to all BGTW members. See the members’ newsletter, Facebook group or contact the Guild secretariat to sign up.
Non-members are welcome to attend for £6 (including booking fee and recording). We welcome questions in advance so we can ensure the session covers everything you want to know. You can also use the Q&A option during the event, and the Chat box will be open.
Can’t make it on the day? If you register for the session, you’ll receive a recording/link to the event within a week, as will all attendees.
What’s the ‘additional donation‘ for? Any donations help the Guild do a number of things: provide content like this free of charge for those who can’t afford a ticket; help keep costs down at just £6 a ticket; help us put on future events for members and non-members.
How do I join a BGTW Talks Travel talk/discussion?
- Sign up using the dropdown menu at the top of this page and buy your ticket.
- You’ll then receive a Zoom registration link. You need to complete this in order to be sent a Zoom link to join on the day. We advise you register as soon as you buy your ticket to avoid missing the event, or the start of the event. (You can sign up and download Zoom here).
- At the time of the webinar, click on the Zoom link in the email and you’ll be taken to the Zoom website. You can also join via Zoom’s desktop or mobile app.
- Once the panel is ready to begin, you’ll be admitted to the room. You’ll be able to see and hear the panellists and moderator, type messages in the Zoom chat, and send questions in the Q&A box. You won’t be visible or audible to other participants, but your name will show if you join in the chat.
Any questions? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help. We hope to see you there!