- Make it short (20 minutes is good).
- Do NOT ramble or talk about your "technical difficulties". We all have them. I want to hear what you have to say about the topic.
- Check out PodCast Awards (http://podcastawards.com/) for the highest rated podcasts, all separated by category.
- Keep in mind your audience.
According to Ashley Deal in Podcasting. A Teaching with Technology White Paper. from EDUCAUSE, "Many students perceive lecture podcasts as a tool for review, rather than as a replacement for attending lectures". I tend to disagree somewhat. If a student is sick, why can't he or she listen/watch the podcast to help make up for it? Maybe follow it with a summary of the podcast.