What You Need To Create Alexa Flash Briefings

Step 1: Sign up for a Podbean Unlimited account for $14 per month

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Step 2: Use The Podbean App...or Buy BossJock Studio (iOS) or Hi-Q MP3 Recorder Pro (Android)

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Check out Bossjock Studio (iPhone/iPad) and Easy Voice Recorder Pro (Android) to make it easy to create and publish rich audio productions on your iPhone, iPad or Android. Production is quick and easy. Hit record, trigger the mic and go. Recordings are podcast ready, no need for post production.

Step 3: Get A High-Quality Microphone (Optional)

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Blue Yeti or Blue Snowball Microphones

Create unparalleled recordings directly in your computer with either a Yeti or Snowball USB Microphone by Blue. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone’s proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. The Snowball features industry-leading Blue condenser capsule technology to deliver natural sound directly to your desktop.

Step 4: Get an Amazon Echo Device with Alexa (Optional)

Listen To Others’ Flash Briefings For Inspiration

Echo and other Alexa devices let you instantly connect to Alexa to play music, control your smart home, get information, news, weather, and more using just your voice.


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You are free to use any podcast host you prefer, such as Libsyn or Blubrry. There are some great free alternatives to BossJock, like Garageband and Audacity. And feel free to use the headset microphone on your phone for a free alternative to the microphones.