Do you have a message to share with the world?

Awesome.

Podcasting not only allows you to share your message to the world on your own voice but also build your audience and start your own business around it. Podcasting is huge worldwide, and India is the world's fastest growing podcasting nation right now. Now is a great time to catch the wave and setup your own podcast.

But it could take months to launch and years to build your audience. Where do I start? How do I pick right topic? How do I target my listeners? What equipment do I use? How do I make my show engaging? And once you launch your podcast, how are you going to grow your audience?

In the Himalayan Podcasting Workshop, We'll walk you step-by-step through the process to launch your own podcast. With this hands on experience, you can start building your authority and influence among your audience with your voice.

The program is open to all individuals over the age of 18. Prior experience is not required, but enthusiasm is. The instructions will be in English but you can choose to cast in any language.

The Venue is the Himalayan Writing Retreat. Participants love this place the workshops held here. They say nice things. To read participant reviews of the Himalayan Writing Retreat, click here.   

The Retreat on a clear winter day

The Himalayan Writing Retreat - Eco Rooms at Dawn

Facilitator : Bijay Gautam is Founder and host of one of the top podcasts in India- The Inspiring Talk. On this podcast, he chats with top entrepreneurs, best-selling Authors, Thought leaders and celebrities about their journey. His podcast has gained wider accolade from his listeners and media.

​He also hosts another podcast about podcasting called Podcast Unfiltered where he chats with podcasters about their podcasting journey.

As India’s leading Podcast Coach and Consultant, has coached over 100 people and helped over 5 organizations launch their podcasts. He has conducted podcast workshops and training across the country reaching over 2000 participants.

Bijay has been featured by national media like The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, The Sunday Guardian Live among others. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. In the past he has spoken in conferences like BlogX, Professional Speakers Summit, etc.

Before all this began, Bijay was working as a Research Scientist in a leading Pharmaceutical Company. He was clearly losing motivation and drive in his life and that's when he started The Inspiring Talk. Within 15 months of starting his podcast he quit his job to follow his passion on podcasting and inspiring people through his podcast.


For a detailed, day-wise program, scroll down or click here.

When: July 17 - July 21, 2019  

Where: The Himalayan Writing Retreat, Satkhol Village. Uttarakhand – 263138 (India). This retreat is rated 5-star on both Google and Facebook by 100 people. Click here for venue photos and travel information. 

How much : INR 25,000 ( 3 days, 4 nights of learning, twin-sharing stay, food and taxes). No hidden costs.

Note: Single occupancy is subject to availability at an additional cost of 8k. If this is a prerequisite (e.g. if you snore loudly or talk gibberish in your sleep) then we suggest you mention it clearly in the application. 

How to attend : Pay 50% of the workshop fee to secure your spot. You can pay the balance up to two weeks before the workshop. Email us your questions at chetan@himalayanwritingretreat.com  . 

Only ten participants accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Day-wise Program

Day-0 (17th Jul 2019)

​Arrive. Walk. Chat. Mingle. Soak in the fire.

Those who reach in the morning can enjoy a walk through the forest, and spend time with other
attendees. We get to know each other that evening.

Day-1 (18th Jul 2019)

The past and its influence

Understanding Podcasting Basics​

- Industry Overview
- Identifying the different types of Podcasts (Classroom Activity)
- Understanding sounds in Podcasts (Classroom Activity)
- Choosing a topic
- Defining your niche and audience
- Developing name of your podcast
- Designing Logo and writing description of your podcast
- Designing your show format, frequency and length

Day 2 (19th Jul 2019)

​​Software and Equipment required

- Scripting your podcast
- Microphone techniques
- Interviewing a Guest
- Recording Assignment (Classroom Activity)
- Brainstorming Sounds (Group Activity)
- Cutting and Editing Your recording (Classroom Activity)

Day 3 (20th Jul 2019)

​​Uploading and Distributing Your podcast

- Writing your show Notes
- Repurposing your Audio content (Classroom Activity)
- Setting your podcasting Goals
- Podcast Launch Strategies
- Audience Growth strategies
- Monetization of your podcast
- Participant Podcast Showcase
- Wrapping things up

Day 4 (21st Jul 2019)

Feedback forms, Breakfast and departure by 11 AM.