Sunday, December 31, 2017

Q&A Saturday - Kevin Touch and Dee Bolemon

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this final call of the 2017 series, Dee Bolemon describes herself as an "Introvert" and she initially thought that this might be a hindrance to her participation in a podcasting venue such as Anchor. We discussed it and found a way to learn how to overcome this "perceived" notion that many of us experience. Share with us now the magic of Anchor Audio and the Record with Friends connection.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Q&A Saturday - Kevin Touch and Josh O'Mally

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this call of the series, Josh O'Mally of O'Mally Adventures discovers an "Easy Way" to accomplish his Youtube channel sharing in Anchor. We've found that through conversation, many unexpected things can happen and we're able to capture and learn from these special moments through the magic of Anchor Audio and Record with Friends.

Q&A Saturday - Clout9 and Uncle Mike

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this call of the series, Clout9 and Uncle Mike share the concept of "Community is King!". We've found that through these conversations, many unanticipated discoveries happen and we're able to capture them in time through the magic of Anchor Audio and Record with Friends.

Q&A Saturday with Chris & Boddie

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this call of the series, Chris & Boddie share and learn the importance of "Prioritization". We've found that through these conversations, many unanticipated discoveries happen and we're able to capture them in time through the magic of Anchor Audio and Record with Friends.

Q&A Saturday with Kevin Touch and Andy of Woke Radio

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this call of the series, Andy of Woke Radio experiences a "Breakthrough to Brilliance". We've found that through conversation, many unexpected things can happen and we're able to share this special moment in time through the magic of Anchor Audio and Record with Friends.

Beginners Q&A with Friends - Lucky Gang & IAM Radio

Each Saturday at 3PM EST, Kevin Touch and I host a Record with Friends for brand new members of Anchor. We discuss their experiences during the first few days of being on Anchor and through their eyes, we can share with others who may be feeling and dealing with the same. We field questions and answer them on the spot. On this first call of the series, Lucky of Lucky Gang Radio and Art Castillo of IAM Radio, both experienced in Social Media, joined us and asked some excellent questions. We had the opportunity to answer them on this extended call. Listen in and compress time as you learn from their perspectives.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Benefits of Using External Microphones on Anchor

Anchor Supports External Microphones

In this episode I explore the use of external microphones to record your podcast on Anchor.fm 

You'll also learn about the difference between condenser mics and dynamic mics and why so many podcasters love using the ATR2100 dynamic microphone.

Here are some things we need to consider concerning the audio quality of our shows:

  • Type of microphone
  • Room acoustics
  • Your technique for speaking into the mic
  • Your audience and what they expect from you

One additional note about this episode, you'll notice that I'm using an embedded player from Spreaker. Click here if you want more information about Recording a Podcast with Spreaker.

Introduction to Auphonic

Auphonic is a web based application that you can use to improve the sound quality of your recordings. Listen in as I play clips of audio before and after using Auphonic. Any audio that you record externally can be sweetened with Auphonic and uploaded to your Anchor station using Anchor's web based clipper tool

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Call-Ins On The Anchor App - From Top 50 Anchor Tips For Newbies

This post is all learning about the basic of Call-Ins within the Anchor app.  It is one of the most powerful tools on Anchor and a great way to connect with others in the community.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Recording Basics On The Anchor App - From Top 50 Anchor Tips For Newbies

This tutorial and podcast episode covers recording basics in the Anchor app and is part of the Top 50 Anchor Tips For Newbies series.

















Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Create a Podcast Widget for Your Blog

You can promote your Apple podcast by adding a widget to your blog's sidebar. In this video, you'll see how to create the widget on your  Blogger blog or your self-hosted WordPress blog. 

Go to the iTunes Widget Builder to create the widget for your blog. You'll find a pull down button and from there you can choose Podcast Playlist. This will open a dialog box where you can search for the podcasts you want to add to your sidebar. You can see the one I added here on Anchor Boot Camps over on the right (if you are on your desktop computer).

If you are on your mobile device, this link should open in your browser so you can see the widget.

More About iTunes Widget Builder

At the top of the page on the iTunes Widget Builder, you'll find links to create other cool promotional tools for your blog or any other goodies you have in the iTunes store.

Thanks to Dr. Babe for her callin to my station asking about the podcast widget. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Top 50 Anchor Tips & Features Newbies Need To Know!

We love to welcome new members to Anchor - here is the Welcome Episode to the Top 50 Anchor Tips & Features Newbies Need To Know!

I will be recording and creating the top 50 Tips in the next week and they will be indexed with labels on the right margin also in this blog. Each tip will be it's own 5 minute or less audio segment and episode. I plan to be concise with an introduction and overview of each topic. You can check under the embedded audio below to see the entire future list (in the making) that will have direct links when I am finished.  This is going to be fun!

Let me know if you have any follow up questions with a comment to this post or with a Call in to my Anchor station Anchor.fm/AnchorTalk - Anchor Talk - Dr. Dan Davidson (anchortalk@gmail.com)




Here is the list of the Top 50 Anchor Tips For Newbies
(To be recorded - in the making)

Welcome (Audio Above)
Recording Basics
Call-Ins
Shoutouts
Favorites
Anchor Dial
Web Clipper
Profile
Episodes
24 Hour Station
Comments
Make A Request
Echo Content
Share Outside
External Mics
Background Tracks
Interludes
Music Tracks
Archives
Exporting
Interviews
Record With Friends
People Tab
Recent Tab
Popular Tab
Notifications
Daily Digest
Podcast Basics
RSS Feed
Episodes & Podcasts
Apple & Google Play
Other Podcast Directories
Podcast Import
Web Station
Facebook & Twitter
Download Audio
Archive Republish
Drop Box
Anchor Videos
Trimming Segments
Creator's Lab
Social Station
Character Numbers
Multiple Accounts
Co-Hosting
Collaboration
Repurpose Content
Multiply Messaging
AnchorBootCamps
Help & Support



Friday, December 1, 2017

Anchor Dial Basics - People Tab And Popular Tab (Leaderboard)

Learn all about the Anchor Dial! In your Anchor app click on the house icon at the bottom left to go to your Anchor Dial.  It starts on your station! Swipe to the left and the next stations will appear in a carousel fashion.  These are the 50 most recent stations (favorited by you) who have published audio in order of time.

You will learn that the Anchor Dial is synced and actually mirrors the People Tab.  Remember though that the Anchor Dial only holds the 50 most recent stations.  To find other stations who have created content in the last 24 hours you will need to go to the People Tab.

The Anchor Dial is also where you access the Popular and Recent Tabs.  Once you are in the Anchor dial area click on the crooked arrow in the top right to check the Popular leaderboard and the Recent Tab.  In the Android app you may also have a Podcast tab.

Let me know if you have any follow up questions with a comment to this post or with a Call in to my Anchor station Anchor.fm/AnchorTalk - Anchor Talk - Dr. Dan Davidson (anchortalk@gmail.com)

Anchor 3.0 - Recording Directly Into The Web Desktop Dashboard

Enjoy this new tutorial about Recording Directly Into The Web Desktop Dashboard - I have included the Episode text description and the embed...