Workshops

Boutique workshops for individuals, organisations, media houses, NGOs,
educational institutions looking to podcast

Sonologue offers a bouquet of workshops for all levels and set ups. You supply the idea; we help you get it out to the world.

From concept to podcast

If you’ve got an idea or a story, we can help you figure out the process, how to design engaging content, what it takes to record, how to edit and produce as well as how to market and distribute an engaging, informative podcast. Individuals, NGO’s, corporates, media professionals and media houses, students, and story tellers from other media, everyone is welcome!

Talk to us, we’ll either share some existing modules (Creating a branded corporate podcasts, Writing for the Ear, Editing Basics, Narrative and Features, Podcasting for NGOS) or develop one for you.

From a two-hour onboarding session for an organization’s corporate communications team to two weeks for journalism students, we’ve got you covered.

October 6, 2020, Webinar # 2 Producing your Series

Here's a chance to sign up for all five webinars in one shot and take your podcast from idea to launch. In this series of overview seminars, you'll get intel, resource materials, and actionable tips. Book before September 30 and save Rs. 1,000! A value of Rs. 5,700...

October 5, 2020, Webinar # 1 Podcasting Basics

Here's a chance to sign up for all five webinars in one shot and take your podcast from idea to launch. In this series of overview seminars, you'll get intel, resource materials, and actionable tips. Book before September 30 and save Rs. 1,000! A value of Rs. 5,700...

Early bird deal on Podcasting from Scratch webinars, October batch

Here's a chance to sign up for all five webinars in one shot and take your podcast from idea to launch. In this series of overview seminars, you'll get intel, resource materials, and actionable tips. Book before September 30 and save Rs. 1,000! A value of Rs. 5,700...

Podcasting From Scratch: How To Launch A World-class Podcast In Five Days

5 webinars, 5 days to START PODCASTING. Learn what you need to take your idea to fruition! And don’t waste time reinventing the wheel. You’ll leave with blueprints, roadmaps, checklists and loads of intel plus actionable tips. Take one or take all five!

How to select the best hosting platform for your podcast

People ask me all the time: I want to start a podcast, what’s the best platform to host it?
Here are some guidelines on what to look for so you can make the best decision for your podcast.

We believe in the power of the heard word.

Upcoming Workshops 

Up Next:

For International Podcast Day, Chhavi is conducting two sessions with 02 Pod Collective (virtually)

On Saturday, Sept 26, she’s moderating a panel on co-hosting podcasts (if you’ve ever wondered if you need a co-host, come join us for this.)

On Sunday, Sept. 27, she’d doing a short informational session on the need (and importance) of Podcast Intros and Outros. Links coming soon.

Meet with us if you’re not sure what’s to gain from a podcast as a marketing and outreach tool, we’ll help you figure it out

Next Webinar Series

October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Podcasting from Scratch
Take one or all five. Early bird package deal for all five is open now for a limited time. Reserve your seat today!

October 14, 15, 16: Virtual masterclass on Podcasting for Development and Social Sector professionals

 

Podcasting from beginner to Mastery

Topics Covered in Workshops

Since 2011, Sonologue has conducted bespoke trainings for various clients across India, including communications students, journalists, NGO’s, and consulting firms. 

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Podcasting 101

Creating and launching a great podcast from selecting a format to hosting and publishing  

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Podcasting from Scratch

5 sessions to design and produce a podcast with ALL the steps!

Branded Podcasts

Discerning why and how corporates/organisations should podcast and what format suits best

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Interviewing

Mastering techniques for interviewing for audio and how to  get the best field recording

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Roadmap to Podcasting

Recognizing the roles, processes and best practices of podcasting, complete with worksheets and toolkit

Production Basics

Learning elementary production and editing techniques so you can stitch together interviews or features with music and intros

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Podcasting 1 on 1

Critiquing and finessing existing podcasts to amp up both the quality of sound as well as the content. Take your podcast to the next level 

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Podcasting for Journalists

Understand the benefits (and techniques) of podcasting for journalists from other media

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Features and Naratives

Mastering how to create sound-rich feature and narrative podcasts in a vivid documentary storytelling style 

Record & Produce for the Ear

Scripting for the ear. Especially useful for people used to writing copy for print/video. It’s different for the ear

Podcasting for Social Enterprises

Learning the benefits of podcasting for social enterprises, NGOs,
and development professionals

Masterclass

Developing an episode from start to finish – with one on one mentoring and including an introduction to audio editing and production

Why take a workshop?

Since 2011, Chhavi has been conducting regular workshops for individuals, colleges, corporates, as well as NGO’s. She also runs a popular 4-hour crash course in a different city every month. Since lockdown she has run the Podcasting From Scratch webinar online (Five hours over five days, take any or all five).

For organizations and journalists, she has sessions that go from two hours to two weeks. Over the years, she has done hands-on workshops for media organizations like Malayala Manorama, Harappa Education, The Quint, specialized day-long workshops on making audio features and narrative podcasts for cultural organization like the Goethe Zentrum, full day workshops on writing for the ear (since podcast scripting is vastly different from web or video copy) as well as the basics of editing for working journalists. For grad students at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication at the University of, she has done two-week long intensive workshops where she mentored them through the process of making broadcast-ready features.

These classes can be for four individuals or 25 and can be customized to focus on any or every aspect of production — from concept, conducting interviews, writing and scripting, to technical issues like field or lond distance recording, editing, and mixing as well as logistics and distribution.

WHO SHOULD TAKE A PODCASTING WORKSHOP?

Anyone with a story, an opinion, subject matter expertise, or a voice is the perfect candidate for one of our workshops. Our attendees include: journalists, social scientists, HR consultants, corporates, not-for-profits, national and international media houses, communications colleges, journalism/broadcasting/BMM students, cultural organizations, as well as individuals who are passionate about sharing expertise, opinions, or stories. We’re happy to customize the podcasting workshop for your needs, from one day to two weeks, for kids, and adults, brands, and organizations. Contact us and we’ll make it happen for you, too. Talk to us, we’ll either share some existing modules (Creating a branded corporate podcasts, Writing for the Ear, Editing Basics, Narrative and Features Podcasts) or develop one for you. From a two-hour onboarding session for an organization’s corporate communications team to two weeks for journalism students, we’ve got you covered.

What Workshop Participants Say

Podcasting 101 was a comprehensive self-starter workshop, that came in at a ripe time when I was researching the medium. I felt fully equipped post the workshop and was successfully able to launch “IndiaBiospeaks“, a science communication podcast with the support of my team at IndiaBioscience. I learnt about content building, radio manners, delivery, recording, mixing, publishing and distribution, as well as how to build consistency and sustain the effort in the long term. I highly recommend this, and Chhavi is a superb coach and my go to Guru for anything podcast! 

Lakshmi Ganesan, PhD

Programme Director, IndiaBioscience

Having participated in the last (and first) batch, I can for it being as enjoyable as it was instructive. Chhavi Sachdev is very generous with her teaching, but what set this course apart for me was how generous she was with sharing her hard-earned insights and tips-n-tricks. It’s reassuring to see professionals so secure with their accomplishments that they freely share and encourage ‘competition’.

Manan Sonal Dhuldhoya

Author and journalist

During March 2019, about 10 participants of Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad took part in Chhavi Sachdev’s workshop on Podcasting with Sonologue. The participants were a mix of completely naive yet enthusiastic lot to informed and trained Mass comm. students and lecturers. Chhavi managed to keep all of us completely glued to the entire workshop. A hands-on approach to recording, planning of the distribution of informative handouts, interactive hearing sessions and a couple of laughs are all an intricate part of this fun workshop. Chhavi was efficient, time bound and highly organised in her presentation and conducting the workshop. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who would like to explore the world of podcasting.

Jyothi Bezawada

Programme Coordinator, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

I attended a mini-workshop by Chhavi last year, just around the time that I was recording my first podcast series. I found her workshop to be well-structured and effective. Her insights, born out of her first-hand experiences in podcasting and journalism, were rich and helpful. The notes that she gave out continue to act as points of reference for me. I would certainly recommend her workshops.

Kunal Rajnikant Purohit

Journalist, Researcher, Night Shift Sodcast

If the podcast industry is new for India, the thought of a podcast workshop is a novelty! And yet, Chhavi’s workshop was well thought out explaining the basics of what is needed to set up one’s own podcast, the right mix of practical exercise and things to know. A sequel is in order, Chhavi!

Vasanthi Hariprakash