This workshop will give you the skills to create effective and engaging podcasts about your work or your organisation. Podcasts are the most accessible “windows” to view your work through, and yours need to reflect the quality of your institution.

What strikes us about many podcasts is that although the production quality is important, it is the communication skills of the podcaster, and his or her ability to tell a good story, that makes the podcasts effective.

While technical capabilities vary from one organisation to another, our course will enable you to get the best out of whatever technical expertise or resources you may have.  We help you to pitch your podcast correctly to the target audience, to organise your thoughts and consider the best ways to present them. We will give you the skills to present the podcast in a talk format, and the interviewing skills to make an interview/conversation style podcast.

During our workshop you’ll have the opportunity to practise both formats, an audio talk and an on-camera interview. Here we explain what this course is and isn’t about for Oxford University IT Services

At our workshops you will learn:

  • How to tell a good story in a podcast
  • How to plan and structure a podcast
  • How to interview colleagues for a podcast
  • How to prepare yourself for media interviews
  • How to record a podcast in both talk and interview formats

We have given the course at UCL, UAL, the Courtauld Institute of Art, Birmingham, Southampton, Essex, Brunel, Kent and Oxford Universities, where it has been well received on each occasion.

Really useful and enjoyable. Good mix of delivery style. Great deliverer knowledge- 8 hours flew by!
Francesca Slattery, Outreach Officer for Oriel and St Hilda's Colleges

Very good – lots of useful information – trainers very perceptive in analysis and offering ideas and suggestions for improvements
Helen Adams, Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford

I enjoyed the balance between theory and practice. I also liked the ‘hands-on’ approach with immediate feedback’
Natalia Da Silva Perez, PhD, English and History, University of Kent