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I LOVE people who make me think and when I started reading the book Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible, I couldn't put it down (and it's now available on Audible). It helps you understand your audience and their main goal. Then you identify how you need to describe what you want them to do in a way that they see their problem in a different way. Your message is the words you need to say to an audience about your idea to achieve a particular outcome. Find everything at www.tamsenwebster.com Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick-fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start SPONSOR: Focusrite: The Vocaster Series Made For Podcasters AutoGain - Easily set your levels with the click of a button, with more than enough gain on tap (70dB) – no booster needed Enhance - Four podcaster-approved voice presets to bring out the best in any voice Mute - Silence the mic with the touch of a button - don’t let unexpected interruptions get in the way of recording Connect your phone - Record phone calls, high-quality music, or other audio from your device, seamlessly  Record to a camera - Plug in your camera and record directly to its memory card  Loopback - Stream calls or any other audio you can think of from your computer with two sets of stereo loopback Included software - Hindenburg Lite to record, three months of SquadCast Pro + Video to bring in your guests, and six months of Acast Influencer to publish, you’re ready to get your show out there Learn more at: Focusrite.com/Vocaster  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible Tamsenwebster.com School of Podcasting Rodecaster Pro II The Proverb Effect: Secrets to Creating Tiny Phrases that Change the World Episode 830 About Accepting Compliments The Freenoter Podcast Walking is Fitness Long Story Short Podcast
There are times when we need to be able to answer hard questions about our show. Today we talk about some new posts from Apple, and in addition to ABT, we look at why you keep talking yourself out of starting your podcast.  Focusrite: The Vocaster Series Made For Podcasters AutoGain - Easily set your levels with the click of a button, with more than enough gain on tap (70dB) – no booster needed Enhance - Four podcaster-approved voice presets to bring out the best in any voice Mute - Silence the mic with the touch of a button - don’t let unexpected interruptions get in the way of recording Connect your phone - Record phone calls, high-quality music, or other audio from your device, seamlessly  Record to a camera - Plug in your camera and record directly to its memory card  Loopback - Stream calls or any other audio you can think of from your computer with two sets of stereo loopback Included software - Hindenburg Lite to record, three months of SquadCast Pro + Video to bring in your guests, and six months of Acast Influencer to publish, you’re ready to get your show out there Learn more at: Focusrite.com/Vocaster  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Apple post on Search Apple posts on Charts The Narrative Gym: Introducing the ABT Framework For Messaging and Communication Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio Audible Samson Q2U Episode 758 School of Podcasting
I see people who want MORE downloads, and yet they have not listed their show on all the different directories. Why is that? Is this some type of strategy?  SPONSOR: Focusrite: The Vocaster Series Made For Podcasters AutoGain - Easily set your levels with the click of a button, with more than enough gain on tap (70dB) – no booster needed Enhance - Four podcaster-approved voice presets bring out the best in any voice Mute - Silence the mic with the touch of a button - don’t let unexpected interruptions get in the way of recording Connect your phone - Record phone calls, high quality music, or other audio from your device, seamlessly  Record to a camera - Plug in your camera and record directly to its memory card  Loopback - Stream calls or any other audio you can think of from your computer with two sets of stereo loopback Included software - Hindenburg Lite to record, three months of SquadCast Pro + Video to bring in your guests, and six months of Acast Influencer to publish, you’re ready to get your show out there Learn more at: Focusrite.com/Vocaster  Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Participants Kim - The Pharmacists Voice Bryan - The Relaxed Male Ronnie - Dancing is Forbidden am Aqua Teen Hunger Force Exploration John - You Were Made for This Karen - Just Grow Something Mark - The history of North America  Matt - The Author Inside You Steve - Whiskey Chasers Pod Where I Will Be? July 19-20: How to Make Real Money Podcasting Online August 23-26 Podcast Movement, Dallas, TX September9-10, Indie Pod Con 8 Philadelphia, PA Oct 20-22 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Dayton, Oh For the most up-to-date itinerary, go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/where Question of the Month This month's question is "What should I ask for the question of the month?"  Be sure to mention your name, the podcasts' name, and your website. Should I choose to use your question I will mention your show and website when I bring up the question. I may not use all the questions.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Speakpipe Podinbox Tellbee School of Podcasting Why You Shouldn't Use Free Media Hosting Video  
Today I am back from Podfest with some insights to share, tips on meeting your audience, and thoughts on the interfaces from Focusrite.  Focusrite: The Vocaster Series Made For Podcasters AutoGain - Easily set your levels with the click of a button, with more than enough gain on tap (70dB) – no booster is needed Enhance - Four podcaster-approved voice presets bring out the best in any voice Mute - Silence the mic with the touch of a button - don’t let unexpected interruptions get in the way of recording Connect your phone - Record phone calls, high-quality music, or other audio from your device, seamlessly  Record to a camera - Plug in your camera and record directly to its memory card  Loopback - Stream calls or any other audio you can think of from your computer with two sets of stereo loopback Included software - Hindenburg Lite to record, three months of SquadCast Pro + Video to bring in your guests, and six months of Acast Influencer to publish, you’re ready to get your show out there Learn more at: Focusrite.com/Vocaster  Why We Often Get Sick at Events Because we get to see people we never get to see, these events take on a "one of a kind" atmosphere, and the feat of missing out (and to a certain level, that is true). When we start to "push through" we start to jeopardize our health (even without a pandemic).  We get up early to catch flights, do all sorts of walking through airports and hotels, consume things that may not be considered, "Healthy" under-hydrate, and repeat many of these steps for the rest of the conference.  Then we go home and blame the plane.  I've been doing almost nothing all week trying to get my health back. While I might've missed a fun story staying up later talking with friends, anything I missed would not equal the moment I lost by putting everything on hold.  We all love to have fun and see friends, but for me, I'm going to be a bit more responsible in the future. Clearing Up Some Confusion That I Heard At Podfest DOWNLOADS UPON FOLLOW When someone follows your show in Apple, and you have three episodes, you will NOT get three downloads if someone follows you (they only automatically download the last episode. If they want the other two episodes, they need to manually download them. LISTEN NOTES STATS While this sounds impressive to say, "I'm in the top 1% of podcasters on Listen notes." Until you read that this is based on people listening on Listen notes and 3rd party data. As every media host I know has asked Apple for listening data (and been turned down), that is not the information that are using. I need to reach out to them to find out exactly what they are using, but to say, "I'm in the top 1% of podcasts (on listen notes) is like me saying, "I'm the #1 podcast (of shows with a host named Dave who live in Akron Ohio).  I'm not trying to be "Dave Jackson - Dream Crusher" but to help people focus on more important things that will result in larger downloads (I call it, "their audience.").  How To Accept Compliments From Your Audience Many podcasters (including myself) are introverts. Consequently, having someone come up and give you compliments may make you feel uneasy. In the past, I would deflect, or make a joke, and my ex-wife said, "Would you just say Thank You!" and she was right.  Here are some tips: Don't correct them Don't downgrade (You're GREAT, and you answer, "It was OK). Don't Brag - Yes, I AM AWESOME Instead, say: Thank You, Thank you very much. That means a lot to me. That's very nice of you to say.  Don't forget you have a listener in front of you, after you accept the compliment ask them for feedback so you can hear what is working, and hopefully get some feedback on how to improve. Lastly, don't forget to ask them if they want to take a selfie as they will be happy to share it on social.  Focusrite Vocaster Two Review If you're looking for an interface to get your microphone into your computer, this device makes it simple (there is a tool to automatically set your gain). There is some subtle built-in processing to tweak your audio. What you heard today is me using the Shure SM7B WITHOUT ANY KIND OF CLOUDLIFTER or FETHEAD. It has plenty of drive. You can plug your phone into it via a TRRS input (with built-in mix-minus).  There is also an output jack to feed the audio into your camera which eliminates the whole, "Delay issue" that comes with some video cameras. 
Mark has been working on his podcast Beyond Bourbon St for years. He had 14 thousand of people in his Facebook Group. He had just gone over 1 million downloads and secure a publisher for a book on New Orleans. And then a pandemic stopped everything. Today you will hear how Mark pivoted without losing his audience, and how he lost 90% of his sponsors without losing his mind.  Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters    Everything Was Going Good Until it Wasn't As many of his partners relied on tourists, when there are no tourists, the result is no partners (or at least 90% less).  In this discussion, you will hear  How Did Mark Survive Covid How Mark Came Up With His Prices How Does Mark Find Partners? Secrets of a Good Community 1 Million Downloads How He Got a Book Deal Podcast Growth Insights Why Do We Struggle to Promote? Keeping Your Sanity Check out Mark at beyondbourbonst.com and check out his book Beyond Bourbon St.: An Insider's Guide to New Orleans on Amazon (aff). New Podcast Launched From a School of Podcasting Member The tools and concepts of Quality are powerful instruments to make things better--products, processes, and services. This podcast explores those ideas plus concepts of psychology, social and cultural norms, strategy, and business to strengthen the capability of professionals motivated to make things better--the Quality Warriors. wayofthequalitywarrior.com Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick-fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/workwithme
I've known  Vincent a few years and we always bump into each other at podcast events. Scott Johnson had mentioned his episode "Doing It Wrong Right From The Start." So I looked into it, and I loved that Incent was having success and by some standards "breaking the rules" of podcasting. That sounded interesting, and that was just the start. Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters    The Wealth of Connection The Wealth of Connection is now one of my favorite books. It's filled with lessons and stories which leads to an entertaining read that leaves you thinking.  Ignoring Standard Practices: Vincent Pugliese Check out Vincent Pugliese's at totallifefreedom.com Vincent did a TON of DAILY podcasts and released them to a private group before doing any podcasts for the general public.  He has no intro or outro music.  His only branding is his website which is also the name of his podcast Total Life Freedom.  Vincent is doing what I always advise my clients to do. Focus on the reception - not the broadcast.  He uses the "notes" app on his phone (again, it doesn't need to be fancy). He focused on serving his audience, not on monetization. He tried doing seasons and it just about wiped him out. So he focused on creating a podcast that works FOR HIM. It makes no sense to do a podcast that drains you to the point you don't want to do it.  Vincent is always looking for the next challenge, and if it doesn't work, you take what you've learned and use it on the next challenge. When you start something, your launch timeframe is not 5 months. It's 5 YEARS, and for the next five years, you spend time moving that project forward. VIncent also shares hits thoughts on impostor syndrome. Check out Vincent at totallifefreedom.com and his book on Amazon and Audible (aff link) Because of My Podcast: Kamuela Kaneshiro Because of my podcast, I was able to improve my writing effectively monetize my podcast through books, inspire podcast listeners to embrace their heritage and not be embarrassed for who they are, and bring broken families together Check out his show at http://www.LegendsFromThePacific.com Question of the Month Want some free exposure for your podcast? Go to Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Check out the question and share your thoughts and insights. I assemble these for the last episode of the month.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Where I Will Be: May 26-29 :Podfest Multimedia Expo   Orlando, Fl. July 19-20: How to Make Real Money Podcasting Online Oct 20-22 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Dayton, Oh For the most up to date itinerary, go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/where Mentioned In This Episode Join the School of Podcasting Vincent in the Paradise City VIdeo (do not blink, this link takes you to the 2:04)  
Danny Peña is one of my favorite guests. We started his story on episode 506, got an update on episode 633 and now he has a ton of "Because of My Podcast" stories for episode 827. Danny is an award-winning, 2015 Podcaster Hall of Fame inductee and one of the hosts of Gamertag Radio. He is also the Game Editorial Lead at G4. Gamertag Radio (GTR) is an independent online gaming website dedicated to the gaming community that was founded in 2005, and intended to help to unite all gamers. Over the past few years, GTR has grown from a small website to one of the largest and most respected gaming information sites on the Internet. Every week GTR records and distributes new episodic content recapping the news of the past week, including discussions about what is happening in the online gaming community along with interviews and a weekly custom soundtrack highlighting up & coming Hip Hop artists. Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters    In This Episode You Will Hear How Danny continues to take advantage of opportunities, which then lead to more opportunities. How Danny ended up on a billboard in Time's Square How he got to interview Keanu Reeves How his persistence lead to scoring a large guest (Reggie Fils-Aime). His conversational interviews based on his curiosity lead to six news outlets promoting his interview. Reggie insisted Danny interview him at a large event as part of the opening keynote.  Danny once had access to a new Microsoft product MONTHS before anyone else. Instead of enjoying the new item, he allowed one of his listeners to enjoy it and the video went viral. Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Where I Will Be: May 26-29 :Podfest Multimedia Expo   Orlando, Fl. July 19-20: How to Make Real Money Podcasting Online Oct 20-22 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Dayton, Oh For the most up to date itinerary, go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/where Podcast Launch Checklist You want to start a podcast, but you're not sure where to start. This free checklist outlines which step to take first and why. www.schoolofpodcasting.com/checklist Mentioned In This Episode Building a Better Dave - recreational Outrage
We all want to grow our audience. We want to become their favorite show so they just want more. In some cases, you may actually be someone's favorite podcast and they would listen to another episode except you've made it hard to binge. So today we look at nine tips to help your show be Bingeworthy. Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Make You Sound Amazing Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters      Making Your Podcast Binge-Worthy Something to think about: What are you offering your audience that they should spend their time-consuming? Not just one but several episodes. That statement is a little scary. 1. It has to be GOOD, actually very good. 2. Create click-attracting titles. I use a tool called Headline Studio 3. Get your audience asking, What Happens Next?? 4. Give them multiple points of insight. 5. Make it EASY to Binge (by making it easy to subscribe/follow). See this plugin 6. Add an element of Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). 7. Get Your Best Content In Front of Your Audience 8. Teasing Your Audience  9. Have a Show that Walks Through a Process Make your content relevant. Be YOURSELF.  Free Zoom Reduces Amount of Time Check out Squadcast(my favorite). If you must use something free there is zencastr and cleanfeed. You can just upgrade your zoom account ($15) Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:   Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).   Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)   It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).    I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).    Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Use THIS LINK to get a discount   Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode Siskel and Ebert Howard Stern Private Parts Link Whisperer Plugin Podcast Branding.co Jordan Harbinger Start Page Libsyn.com Media Hosting (use the coupon code sopfree to get up to 2 months free) The Messengers Podcast The movie "The Messengers: A Podcast Story" Presonus Revelator Dynamic microphone Why Free Media Hosts Don't Work on YouTube
I met Connie at an event two years ago. I see her at a conference two years later and ask if she has any "Because of my podcast ____" stories. She not only has one, she has quite a few (TV, Radio, and more). So listen to what can happen when you find someone who can help you avoid the common podcasting mistakes.  Connect With Connie at conniealbers.com Connie's book, "Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy." Connie's Podcast, "Equipped To Be." SPONSOR Focusrite Interfaces Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters    Mentioned In This Episode Live Well and Flourish Podcast ATR2100 Microphone Rodecaster Pro Neweer Ring Light Start Ugly Book Nervous about podcasting? Check out Podcast Baby Steps (free course) Nervous about Podcast Gear check out this free webinar (no email address needed) Trypodpage.com (a great way to make a podcast site). You can learn podpage for free at www.learnpodpage.com Libsyn.com media hosting (use the coupon code sopfree)  #Question of the Month Want some free exposure for your podcast? Go to Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Check out the question and share your thoughts and insights. I assemble these for the last episode of the month.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Where I Will Be: Podfest Multimedia Expo  May 26-29 Orlando How to Make Real Money Podcasting Online July 19-20 For the most up to date list see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/where Join the School of Podcasting Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start
We all think, "just make good content and promote your show" but as podcasts become more mainstream and the average listener now consumes multiple episodes a week, do they have room for YOUR show? I asked my audience what their status is. If you found a really good show, would you have to "bump" one you are listening to now? Sponsor: Focusrite Interfaces Focusrite has been at the forefront of audio technology since 1985 Focusrite interfaces are great for all content creators Scarlett is the world’s best-selling range of audio interfaces with over 4.5 million sold to date Easy to use Great sound quality More info can be found at: www.focusrite.com/podcasters    Question of the Month Answers You find a show that's great. Do you have enough time to add an additional show to your listening time? Contributors Steve - Stevestewart.me and Podcast Editor Academy Jim - Home Gadget Geeks and Ask the Podcast Coach Mark - History of North America  Bill - Bill Watches Movies  Dave - Walking is Fitness  York - Poetic Earthlings  Arnie- Sports History Network  Summary: In general, we are all "out of time, " yet if something good comes along, we seem to make room. We also have different phases of life, and some of the shows we listen to take breaks and we find new shows.  The bottom line is there is only so much time to listen and the shows that deliver the most value will be heard.  I Heard it On a Podcast No Agenda Show 25% of People Get Their News From Podcasts https://www.noagendashow.net/listen/1444 (1:25:59) What Was That Like - {Podcasting is Therapeutic ) Podcasting 2.0 Gets $4000 Donation Cleaning Up Audio With Descript Check out this video that shows how to clean up your audio in Descript Mentioned in this Show Join the School of Podcasting Episode 752 - Audio Editing as a Business Podcast Editor Academy Spotify is Now Offering Video via Anchor (kind of) Descript Audio Editing Tool Focusrite Interfaces
After seeing the podcasting space gear up for more advertising (something I'm not thrilled with) more media hosts are developing dynamic content. So what is dynamic content, do you need it, and how do you use it? What is Dynamic Content? Dynamic content is content that your media host inserts into your mp3 file at spots you select. This is often used for ads. In some spaces, people confuse "Dynamic Ad Insertion" and "Dynamic Content" as being the same thing. They are not. While you can use Dynamic Content, it does NOT have to be ads. It can be anything that is time-sensitive.  Who Offers This Technology? Libsyn.com (LibsynPro solution - full disclosure I work there). Use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month. Captivate has an impressive dynamic content tool that even updates your episode description when you swap out content. Podbean has pod ads https://podads.podbean.com/ Blubrry has a pro version Red Circle (500 weekly downloads) RSS.com (10,000 downloads a day) Pros of Dynamic Content No more outdated time-based content The ability to sell your back catalog* Cons of Dynamic Content You really need to pay attention to volume levels (I'm using WLM Plus plugin) To sell your back episodes you need to go through your whole back episodes and insert spots. Updating old files might be trickier You need to consider how to lead in and come out of dynamic content. Focusrite Interfaces Go to www.focusrite.com/podcasters Unlimited Time Shifted One-On-One Consulting I've added unlimited time-shifted consulting that can be between you and me. If you need someone to stand by you and guide you through the pitfalls of podcasting, you can join worry-free with a money-back guarantee at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start I Heard It On a Podcast Disney got all sorts of deals when they built the location in Florida. On the No Agenda show they explain that the reason employees are known as "Castmembers" is to get around Florida Labor laws. It's at the 2 hours and25 minute mark. Apple Charts Criteria I've said for years that ratings and reviews do NOTHING but provide social proof. You want people to ask people to follow you and share your show with a friend. see post from Apple Where I Will Be Where I Will Be: Podcast Movement Evolutions March 23-26 Utah Podcast Coalition April 21st Podfest Multimedia Expo  May 26-29 Orlando Question of the Month Want some free exposure for your podcast? Go to Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Check out the question and share your thoughts and insights. I assemble these for the last episode of the month.  This show is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Mark was a US air force Pilot, Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur, but was hesitant to start his podcast. Today we talk about what was stopping him, and how his podcast is helping to promote his Wall Pilot business.  We also hear about some discouraging statistics from Chartable about podcast cross-promote (courtesy of Evo Terra).  Spotify may be working on a "Tik Tok meets Tinder" discovery tool. I'm not sure that is going to work.  I introduce a new segment "I Heard it on a podcast" this time it was the Moe Factz show with Moe and Adam Curry Mentioned in This Episode Mark Hasara Website Mark's Lessons From the Cockpit Show in Apple, Google, Spotify Wall PIlot Video of Spotify Discovery Tool Fountain App Castamatic app New Podcast Apps Question of the Month Want some free exposure for your show, go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question and answer the question of the month and be sure to mention your show and website. Do it now! Join the School of Podcasting In addition to the step-by-step tutorials, group coaching, and podcasting mastermind group, I've now added show audits and unlimited time-shifted one-on-one coaching.  When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick-fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start
Podcast Movement was a well-oiled machine as always where the hallway meetings were in some cases better than the sessions. I found some cool stuff, created some free resources, and have worries about the future.  Quicknotes From This Episode Don't forget the Book Launch Webinar Next Week. Have a conversation with me on Volley (aff link) Check out Dave's new FREE Classes Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible (book) Join the School of Podcasting The Three Main Players in Podcasting I've said in the past that a podcast needs three things to survive podcasting (support, health, and attitude). The podcast industry needs to make sure as it moves forward to take steps that benefit all three main players. Who are the main players? The podcasting companies (media hosts, agencies, etc) The podcaster (creators). The Listener (you). If we don't keep all of them happy (especially the listener) we all lose.  A New Great App For Community and Coaching I discovered the Volley app (aff link) listening to a podcast on the way home from Podcast Movement. I tried it out, and it is SO COOL. Especially for those people who hate Facebook. It's like Loom, Zoom, and Slack had a baby. If you want to build a community, this makes it easy as its available on Android, iOs, Mac, and PC. You can have group discussions in public, or in private as well as private one-on-one sessions (where each member's conversations are organized together). You can communicate via: Video Screenshare Audio Text Gif It's a pretty amazing app. There is only ONE FEATURE I REALLY HATE. It's free. I am interviewing one of the co-founders, and he insures me they will monetize eventually but are (for now) working on their feature set. I just hate to build on something free. With this in mind, I'm using it in conjunction with my Facebook group instead of replacing it. I look forward to having time-shifted video/audio conversations with my students. You can learn Volley by joining my Volley Space on learning Volley (I know how meta can you get?)
The excitement of starting a podcast can really fuel podcasters. You stats to start to grow, but eventually, they may level off. What keeps you going when your podcast isn't growing? Because of My Podcast: Fred Castaneda Check out Fred's shows Podcast Reporter (me on Fred's show) The Struggling Biz show March 29th is the National Day for Vietnam Veterans. Thanks for your service Fred! Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Book Launch Secrets Webinar April 5th April 5th I'll be co-hosting a Book Launch Secrets Webinar. If you've ever thought of writing a book, sign up for this webinar (so you can get the replay). See https://schoolofpodcasting.com/booklaunch or check out the Book Launch Secrets Course   Thanks to Those Who Participated in This Month's Question Kyle - The Intergalactic BoomBox - podcasting 2.0 Mark - History of North America - love of topic - working with son Colby - The Guardians Ghost Podcast going solo, passion Heather - Watching Netflix Without You  and the Politics free Podcast enjoys time with brother, serving audience to get into a better mood, feedback Dan - Coffee and Space  - Loves having conversations Scott - What Was That Like? https://whatwasthatlike.com/ - Zoom out and see your growth Timothy - Create Art Podcast  and Find a Podcast About - is leaving a legacy Matt - Rogue Retirement Lounge -  Loves the podcast  Brandon - Start 100K Podcast   Feels his information is needed and doesn’t want people to feel stupid.  April Question of the Month Listen to hear this month's question of the month and then leave your answer at www.schoolofpodcastingcom/question  Book Launch Secrets Webinar April 6th April 6th I'll be co-hosting a Book Launch Secrets Webinar. If you've ever thought of writing a book, sign up for this webinar (so you can get the replay). See https://schoolofpodcasting.com/booklaunch or check out the Book Launch Secrets Course Mentioned In This Episode Bad Idea Jeans
I was speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters in Nashville Tennessee and kept hearing a few phrases that make me worried. Phrases like, “I had some friend, or some temp, or some web guy, or even a professional service” set up my podcast. Then in talking with them, I learned that (in many cases) everyone is setup wrong. We’ve all been in a situation where we don’t know what we don’t know. We don’t know what should be important. Today, in episode 819, I’m going to tell you. Things You Need to Know Apple, Google, and Spotify have additional stats. If you let someone setup your show "for you" you lose access to those stats. When someone orders your media hosting "For you" THEY OWN YOUR SHOW. Media hosts (eventually ) delete your files if you cancel your account. Make sure you have a copy of your media files. You should own your show and then add your editors to YOUR account.  The bottom line is you don’t want anyone between you and your podcast and you and your audience. Question of the Month Share your thoughts and get some exposure for your show and answer the question of the month. Where I Will Be Podcast Movement Evolutions March 23-26 Utah Podcast Coalition April 21st Podfest Multimedia Expo  May 26-29 Orlando Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:   Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).   Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)   It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).    I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).    Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee    Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode Libsyn (use coupon code sopfree ) Blubrry Captive Buzzsprout Lastpass The Politics Free Podcast  Claim Podparity Congressional Dish
I'm back from speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters event with some lessons learned. I also have some tips on collaborating with other podcasters and a resource that is focused on helping you find collaborators while you earn money selling advertising spots. That resource is audry.io and today I'm talking with one of the co-founders Niklas Hildebrand. Book Launch Secrets Webinar April 5th April 5th I'll be co-hosting a Book Launch Secrets Webinar. If you've ever thought of writing a book, sign up for this webinar (so you can get the replay). See https://schoolofpodcasting.com/booklaunch or check out the Book Launch Blueprint Course Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Audry.io More Than a Guest Finding Resource Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, collaboration is the key to reaching your goals. That’s why at Audry.io, we bring hosts together to help them grow their audiences and find new ways to communicate. Question of the Month I need your answer by 3/25/22 We love podcasting, but there are peaks and valleys. What keeps you going when your podcast isn't growing? Be sure to mention your website and a little bit about your show. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Where I Will Be: Podcast Movement Evolutions March 23-26 Utah Podcast Coalition April 21st Podfest Multimedia Expo  May 26-29 Orlando Mentioned In This Episode Profit From Your Podcast Book Connie Albers Ask the Podcast Coach What was that like? podcast Paul Colligan Podcast Partnership Spybrary Podcast Music Radio Creative (Jingles and Voice Over) Based on a True Story Podcast Home Gadget Geeks with Jim Collison Squoosh App (compress and resize images) Linq QR Code, Smart Business Card Libsyn (Liberated Syndication Podcast Hosting) Use the coupon code sopfree Podcasting Resources.com Dave's Podcast Editing Team
When Neil Hedley emailed me letting me know he would be going through my town and could he buy me dinner I jumped at the chance to hang out with a listener. I had no idea at the time that Neil: Had exclusively done morning shows ever since, including six #1-rated shows in different markets in the US and Canada. Sprinkled among those years is time as a stand-up comic, singer, restaurateur, bestselling author, college professor, world record holder (that's a fun story), and a pile of other goodies including running Knopp Studios and hosting the Voice Inside My Hed (get it Hedley? Voice in my Hed...) The more we talked, the more I thought I should have him on the show.  The Tips: 1 Tighten Up 2. Rules can Help 3. Ums are normal 4. Every word matters 5. Learn how to Tease 6. Set a Benchmark for your podcast 7. Talk to one person Check out Neil at https://knoppstudios.com/ where he has combined all of these past lives into a venture to you be a better content creator. Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:   Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).   Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)   It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).    I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).    Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee    Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned in This Episode Descript Software The Author Inside You (Promo) Seven Habits of Highly Effective People What Was That Like Podcast? (Great Tease) Northeast Ohio Podcasters Meetup Buy Dave a Coffee Profit From Your Podcast Book Where I Will Be Spark Podcast Conference March 7-8 (Nashville) NRB Nashville 8-11 (speaking) Podcast Movement Evolutions March 23-26 Podfest Multimedia Expo  May 26-29 Orlando (speaking) This is episode 817 of the School of Podcasting you can get the back episode by subscribing/following in  Apple - Spotify - Google - Amazon This podcast is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Every month I ask a question of the audience, and you chime in. This month I ask THE question that everyone wants to know. In January we talked about Grow your downloads 15 minutes a day (episode 812). In June of last year I gave you 30 Strategies to Grow Your Audience. (Episode 727) In this episode I get to hear YOUR ideas, and share some "outside the box" ideas I found on Facebook.  Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned in This Episode Linq "Smart Business Card" and "linktree" type service with stats. (here is an example - www.powerofpodcasting.com) Ingles Podcast - Promo Participants Brandon from Start 100K Scott from What Was That Like? Kim from The Pharmacist's Voice Mark from the History of North America Heater from Watching Netflix Without You Spencer from The Recovery Show Shane from the Tourpreneur Show Jedrzej from the Content Machine Fred from the Podcast Reporter Joe from the 222 Paranormal Podcast Dad from the Dad Joke King Podcast Question of the Month I need your answer by 3/25/22 We love podcasting, but there are peaks and valleys. What keeps you going when your podcast isn't growing? Be sure to mention your website and a little bit about your show. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Subscribe/Follow the Show https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/subscribe Won't More Tips? Check out my newsletter with additional podcast insights www.schoolofpodcasting.com/newsletter
I'm excited because I found a book called Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible and even though I'm only 29% of the way through the book I am "Santa Clause is coming tonight" excited about reading the rest of it. The Red Thread represents the path back to where you first started. By remembering what it was like when you first started in your niche, you can better understand your audience who is right where you started. The red thread is your path to success. When you can explain your podcast in a way that resonates with your audience.  Sometimes you need to address the "wrong" questions your audience is asking so you can get their attention and provide focused content that points them in the right direction and positions you as a trusted source of content.    I'm also going to talk about focus. This is inspired by the book Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis. I feel this goes along well with the other book. Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio Transom.org School of Podcasting
A trailer has many pros from a creative standpoint. IT forces you to identify WHO you are talking to and what can you say to get them to listen to your podcast.  For me, a trailer is 30,60, 90 seconds. When you mark your episode as a trailer it is stuck at the top of your show in Amazon, Spotify, and Apple. Some podcasts do trailer episodes that are 2-5 minutes long. As always in podcasting, there are no set rules. In This Episode The different types of trailers When do you know if your trailer is good? What do you say in a trailer? Where do you post this? How do you use it? Mentioned in This Show My Spouse Has Dementia Love Thy Lawyer Your Podcast Consultant Branden Ushio at the Geek Nerd Network Ask the Podcast Coach Episode 380 Big Seance Podcast (Trailer by Music Radio Creative) The Trojan Horse Affair Question of the Month (Deadline /25/22) Podcast Promo Show  Cooler Websites (Domain and Web Hosting) 14:04: Join the School of Podcasting  The Voice in My Head (Neil Hed)
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