Let Your Voice Be Heard
Written by Clay on July 15, 2013
It’s day 15 of #audiomo. We’ve reached that half way point. It’s all downhill from here (in a good way). They say it takes 3 weeks to form a habit, so something like #audiomo is awesome for people who want to get into the habit of podcasting or sharing their thoughts and opinions using audio as the medium. I’m a big fan audio. If done in the right style, an audio podcast makes it sound like the person is speaking directly to you personally. It’s like you’re sat their listening to someone speak to you about something they are passionate enough about to share their thoughts and stories with you. I guess that’s why radio is being dubbed the “campfire” of the 21st century. I heard a rebel describing radio as “magic” with near shamanic power. He said, unlike print, when he turns on the radio, it’s like the voice is speaking to him. This voice in this little “box” connects him to his community and to the world. That’s the power of radio.
And now we have podcasts, which for me, is essentially a new way of saying radio. And the beauty of “new radio” is that it’s available to anyone with a recording device and an opinion or story they want to share with the world. Ok, yes that may mean you have to wade through a lot of dross, but that’s life isn’t. You simply wade through it until you find people you want to listen to and you make a connection. Sweet.
So I encourage you to pick up your smartphone, tablet, or PC and record something and share it. Below are some apps that can get you started today, right now as a matter of fact. So go for it, what do you have to say?