Podcast Tech Setup - Unapologetically Unstoppable: Building Kingdom Businesses with the Holy Spirit

Episode 73

#73: Podcast Tech Set-up

In this episode, Jeanette shares her podcast tech setup and tips for first-time podcasters. If you're feeling overwhelmed by tech, today you'll find out that a complicated setup is not necessary and what you need to focus on is your content and how you are recording it. Tune in! 

There are a lot of microphones and gadgets out there for podcasters, maybe too many. Researching them can be a daunting task, but you actual setup can be easier than you imagine. Jeanette wants to give you a "tour" to show you how high quality audio can be recorded with just three things, four if you have a not-so-favorable environment.

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Transcript

Does tech overwhelm you? When you're trying to start a podcast? I got you, girl. Do you want God's plan for your life? Do you want to discover your calling? Do you want to build a business that's aligned with God's will? Hey, girl, hey, I'm Jeanette. Business and faith coach. After a decade in the military, the Air Force said, See you later. And I had to find my true calling. Want to know how God directed my life from a cyber security engineer to a faith of business mentor? In this podcast, I'll teach you how to start a business. How to know your business is God's calling monetization techniques, how to trust the Holy Spirit and has that boundary so listen to His word alone, ready to become unapologetically unstoppable.

Hey, girl, hey, I am so excited to tell you all about my tech setup for the podcast because although I, my husband's a techie, and he likes to buy a lot of equipment, it doesn't have to be that complicated. I feel like I first got started doing podcasting and was like, alright, let's just use stuff that I already have around the house. And then I had to get some more sophisticated stuff. But if you're a first time podcaster, you don't have to have a whole bunch of stuff. Okay, so I don't know if you know this. But when I record, I don't use big headphones, I use my beats my beats that fit in my ear, and I love them. They are just some regular in the ear headphones. Because I think that when you have headphones using something that's going to cover your ears, something that's comfortable. I am not an audio engineer. I'm just a person's doing a podcast. So I don't need to see here all like the boops and the bleeps and the blah, blah, blah, furs editing, I probably would need that. But I'm not not editing. And I try and do this all on one shoot. So I don't have to like heavily edit it anyways. I just don't I just wanted to get it done. Right. Okay, so I use a free tool called Audacity to do the recording. And it's free, you just download it, you press record, and then you can start recording. It's that easy. And it doesn't have to be overly complicated. Another thing that I use is a microphone, the first microphone that I had was a Blue Yeti, and it sat on my desk and it was perfectly fine. You can get it on Amazon, I think they're like $50. I don't use them anymore, because my husband broke it. That's the only reason although that's still using it. I'm using now it's called a road podcast or mic or something. I don't know our D by road. And we upgraded to this one because I would be doing podcasting. And I wanted to have better sound quality. Not that the Blue Yeti is not great. It's just that if I'm going to buy another thing, I might as well upgrade. You know what I mean? I'm not going to buy a new one just because if it works, but if I'm going to buy something new, I'm going to upgrade it if I can't, and I could. So I bought this. And another thing that I use is a giant sheet because my office echoes you might be able to hear now, I don't know. But it echoed really bad before I had the sheet up. And I'm kind of in a corner so that way, the sound bounces off that sheet and comes back. And it's not like a big echo. Because if I don't have the sheet up, it's really, really bad actually. And then I don't have anything in my office. It's got like wood floors, and a desk, my bookshelf. It's not like a whole bunch of stuff in here. It's just really kind of chill. Another thing that my husband got when he updated my mic was this thing called a focus, right? And you just plug it in, and it seems really easy to me because I didn't do anything with it. I just plugged it in. And that's because the road does not have like a regular as like a you know, there's jacks that come on the back of like, a like a guitar like when there's big guitars like an amp. It's got like one of those connectors. I don't know the technical term. So don't ask me that's not what you're here for. But I'm just saying like literally all you need I know podcasters that use their. Their Mac headphones, their cell phone and then their closet to be a podcaster nobody sees you. Nobody cares, actually. I mean, like yes, I want to hear like clear sound. But as long as it's not like you're good. You know what I mean? Like as long as it's not like there's old like I can't hear you You're breaking up. I think that most people will be perfectly fine. With like a little bit of echo. Content is king. Really like if you have good content. Nobody actually cares what you sound like as long as it's not unlistenable. You know, so keep it easy. Keep it simple. In the military, we've got this term called Kiss. Keep it simple, stupid, because everyone military is dumb. Me included because I joined, right. But make it easy. Headphones, microphone, a recording tool. And even if you record on your phone, if you've got a laptop, you can download audacity and edit it there. There's tons of free videos to figure out how to edit in Audacity. It's really not that hard. I mean, I can do it. If I can do it, you can do it. You just like highlight, delete. Really, the key is to not mess up a lot. Because then you have less editing to do. That's the real key. That's the real key. Wow, that was so good. So I know that you know somebody that also needs to hear that. So share this episode, leave a review. And I would love if you could watch my free workshop at Jeanette peterson.com/missing piece. I'll see you guys over on the Grahams at Jeannette dot Peterson bye

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Unapologetically Unstoppable: Building Kingdom Businesses with the Holy Spirit
with Jeanette Peterson, operations consultant, strategist, and Veteran

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Jeanette Peterson

Jeanette Peterson is a powerhouse, United States Air Force Veteran, that has been successfully mentoring, empowering, and inspiring women. She helps them turn their businesses into their ministries.

After leaving the military, she had a lot of learning to do. She learned about herself, her gifts, and what she was created for. She knew her next job had to be for God. She knew she had to have the creator of the Universe as her CEO. She prayed and partnered with God.

As a mentor and speaker, Jeanette knows that your divine purpose is unique and only for you. When you walk in purpose you will no longer feel shame or pain, but joy, peace, and love.

It's time to live unapologetically unstoppable!

Jeanette Peterson