Creating your first episode

Lets go over the basics of creating your first episode -- and make it a success!

Creating your first episode

  1. Quick episode creation
  2. Planning your episode -- remember to send invites
  3. What's in the Promotion Kit
  4. Add sections to your episode
  5. Run a reharsal
  6. What will your Content Kit look like

Watch the video or read transcript for full lesson.

0:10 Hi, today we're gonna go over how to create your first episode in zinc. I'm right here in my demo dashboard and it looks just like your dashboard would.
0:20 To create a first episode you're gonna go ahead and hit new episode and it's going to open the quick onboarding for your episode creation.
0:29 You're gonna be asked to set a title. This can all be changed later but I'm going to set a topic.
0:41 Demo purposes, and then it's going to ask me to select a host. If you have other team members added to your workspace, you could select them as hosts from the top down, but I'm going to leave myself.
0:54 And then you can add speakers and adding speakers looks something like this, but when you add a speaker, they automatically get saved, and I have Arjun saved as a speaker, so I'm just going to add a speaker here. Add him as a speaker, and then next you set the date and time.
1:12 If you don't have it decided, you can always hit not yet decided. For our purposes, I'm going to set this up for the 20th of October.
1:19 Do pm and then go next in this fifth and final quick onboarding sync is going to ask me to add some discussion topics for my episode.
1:29 Again, I can always add to this later, but for the purpose of getting prepared faster, I can ask zinc to suggest some discussion points and it's going to suggest this based off the topic that I entered.
1:43 Let's see, these seem relevant. I'm just going to go ahead. And add them. Awesome. Then I'm going to do next.
1:55 That was it. That was the quick onboarding for the episode creation. Now I'm in a more detailed view. Of my episode.
2:02 The plan section is where you can edit everything that you just set up in the quick onboarding. Two important things to remember in this section.
2:15 Once you've set a date and time is going to generate unique links. Thanks. It's important that you send this invite out because this is going to let your guest speaker Join this episode as a speaker second important thing to remember is that once you send out these invites you will no longer be able
2:39 to change the date or time so as a recommendation keep the date and time tentative and only send out the invites once you've really locked it in with your speaker.
2:53 Next up, once you've done this Zinc pretty much immediately creates promotional assets for you, including a poster which you can download here, the registration.
3:05 This is a link that you can share with audience members if you'd like them to join in and there's a lead capture right here.
3:14 Thank you. Furthermore, we've created some social media posts for you to promote your episode and then there's an email invite and messenger invites.
3:26 That you can all copy paste and promote your episode and drive registrations if you want to have a live audience.
3:34 this, the ball kind of goes back to your court and you need to create the episode timeline. This is really where you create the structure of the episode.
3:43 You can add discussion points, you can add image presentations. Or video presentations. It's really the flow and the different things you want to talk about in this episode that you're setting in this prepare section.
3:57 We have another guide which goes into more details of how, how to add sections to your episode, but I'm going to give you a quick overview.
4:06 Doing this in Zinc is really easy where you have different kinds of sections that you can choose from. So you can select, a discussion point as a section and I'm going to ask you to suggest something again building your brand through an online talk show.
4:22 Okay, great. I'm going to have this as a discussion. Scene and as you can see, the host appears on the left.
4:29 The speaker is going to appear on the right, which looks great. And then my topic is going to get anchored here.
4:35 So I'm going to. Add this as a section and then I can drag and drop this to wherever I want this to come in my episode structure.
4:44 Similarly, you can add a poll. If you're going to have audience members, you could present and. Image or you could present a video and you can create your episode timeline really and just clicks.
4:56 That's all you need to do to get set up. Once you're set up and you have your episode timeline created.
5:03 You can also offer a rehearsal studio, which your guest speakers can also join the same link that they received. Thank you.
5:12 into the rehearsal studio is going to give you a feel for the actual episode and again, we have another tutorial for this, but let me just give you a quick run through.
5:23 When I start my rehearsal, it's an exact simulation of what the live episode is going to be like. Every episode starts off with the lobby and the lobby is really like a backstage area.
5:35 Where you and the guest speaker can connect. This is not going to be visible to your audiences. They're not going to be able to hear you, It's going to be a backstage for you to connect with your speaker, get your mics and cameras set up, and then once you're ready, you can start the rehearsal.
5:54 And when you're live, it's going to stay start episode. And when you do this, your timeline right here is going to get activated.
6:01 What do I mean by that? Let's see. Basically means that now I can go from one section to the other and really drive my episode and record it.
6:10 So I can introduce my topic, then I can introduce my speaker Arjun, then I can go to my next topic and so on and so forth.
6:20 Once I'm done, I can end my episode and this is going to bring me back to the backstage area with my speaker.
6:28 I can thank them for being a guest on my show and then I can have some parting words with them then I can simply end my session.
6:42 That's it. That's really how easy it is to create your first episode in Zinc. and once you record your episode, Zinc is going to generate a content kit for you.
6:52 Here, this episode is not a real episode that we've recorded, so we don't have a content kit. You can always see a sample content kit.
7:00 This is what it looks like when you've recorded an episode, you're going to have various markers. I hope you're all set.
7:16 Good luck with your first episode and please reach out to us at the end of this video. Check it out if you need any help.

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