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Feature Friday: Maurice Cherry
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high…but before I do, it’s Feature Friday ✨
I just want to put out good work into the world, and if I can use my skills, creativity, knowledge, and experience to help make it a reality.
Gotta love a creative mind, and thinker. And that’s what Maurice Cherry illustrates (see what I did there?? Illustrates…check the headshot out! )
Seriously though we all appreciate someone who is really working to do good for the world and that’s what Maurice does with his podcast Revision Path. Revision Path™ is an award-winning platform that showcases Black designers, artists, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. Through weekly in-depth interviews on the podcast, you’ll learn about their work, their goals, and what inspires them as creative individuals.
Just like in his show as Maurice has helped to create a way where our voices are heard, and our stories are told. That tends to be a trend, we find that our podcasters in our communities are working again to amplify, support, share and create a pathway for us to tell our own stories. 🙌🏾
An independent podcaster since 2005 Maurice certainly has a deep understanding of podcasting he even does some podcast consulting and producing. But where did it all begin…
“I started getting into audio recording -- well, what we'd call podcasting now -- back in 2004 and 2005 using a platform called Odeo (a precursor to Twitter). I started recording audio mainly as a way to let my friends that didn't live near me know what was going on in my life and what I'm up to.”
So podcasting was like Maurice’s own reality show, a biopic, some self-reflection to keep his friends in the know. Now not only has Maurice evolved, but so has podcasting.
So to have been in the industry for so long….there’s for sure some lessons learned along the way…
Always record at least twice as much audio as you think the end result will require. For example, for a one hour interview, record two hours. For a 30 minute interview, record an hour.
You can always rearrange the audio you record. This is especially the case for narrative style podcasts. Sometimes the best clips may be at the end, but putting them in the beginning draws the listener in.
Lastly, I'll say this -- you should always work on fulfilling the audience you have. I've seen a lot of shows try to change up formats to court an audience they think they want, and they just end up alienating their core fans.
Listennnn…I know at times I consolidate the tips but these were great…I just had to keep them ✨
So, whether you started two days ago or twenty years ago…if nothing else take note that podcasting has been here a while, and it ain’t going no where!
So until next week…podcast fearlessly!
Hey until next week…live ya life🎵✌🏾
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name. I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
At DCP, we distribute podcasts that share stories, podcasts, interviews, and insights by and for underrepresented voices. Feel free to check us out!
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