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Established in 2005 if you want to learn about podcasting this is the show for you. It's been described by many as the most entertaining and unique of all the "Podcast About Podcasting." Dave Jackson gets to the point and talks about podcasting. We discuss ways to plan a successful launch that will get you ranking high in iTunes, finding the best gear on a budget, developing content that leaves people wanting more. He has been helping people understand technology and has been called "The Analogy King." His style is "edutainment" and you will always walk away with useful knowledge and insights. Dave Jackson is the original, and if you don't like the first episode you hear - give him two more and he'll change your mind.

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Rodecaster Pro II: 11 Things I Like About it and 6 Things I Don't

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 37:23

The Rodecaster Pro II is the new device from Rode. Today I compare it to the Rodecaster Pro I along with some other devices. This device is $700 and (IMHO) not for someone who is just doing some casual interviews via zoom. Feel free to follow/subscribe, and check out any of the other 833 episodes I have.  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 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  Things I Like About the Rodcaster II It is an interface, recorder, headphone amplifier, and jingle palet all on one They make updating the firmware (and there WILL BE UPDATEs) INSANELY Easy. Super QUiet Preamps Automatic Monitor Muting Smartpads now play sounds, control midi devices, and add effects Only record the channels you need (FINALLY!) No More Polywave Ability to put the unit on a stand and get it off your desk USB C Electric input which makes it easy to run on batteries. Flexible input assignments and color coding In addition to Aphex processing, new 3-band EQ THINGS THAT ANNOY ME Multiple outputs are confusing and seem to change without me doing anything. I need the ability to turn on and off mix-minus. This is available on USB2, but if I am using (only) that option when I fire up the software on my computer, it won't connect to the unit because I'm not on USB 1. If I want to tie this into my DAW, tracks 1 and 2 are the stereo mix. This means my first slider is #3. The fader features fades out for X amount of seconds and keeps everything faded out. After the X amount of time it should unfade everything. This is an easy one to trip over. Set the Lights Brightness level sounds great, but I couldn't tell a channel was muted because the lights were so dim. This is (again) operator error, but frustrating. Loss of count down number is replaced with a pie chart. Those with older eyesight prefer large numbers.  I am required to take the cover off to turn the unit off. I use to be able to press the on off button twice and leave the cover on. Loss way to have a CONNECTED phone call. ON the ROdecaster 1, I could plug in a TRRS cable and the phone did everything like usual. Now if I want to make a phone call, I HAVE to use Bluetooth. When I plugged in the SC19 cable, the Rodecaster rebooted and the sound out of my phone was unusable. I was somewhat bummed after spending $30 on a cable, that I can't use it to make phone calls on my podcast without using Bluetooth. I need to remember to turn off Bluetooth on the unit as my phone keeps connecting to it.  Comparing it to Some of the Competition Zoom Podtrak P4 I refer to this as the swiss army of podcasting. It does everything. It is an interface and a recorder, headphone amp, and jingle player, and it comes in at $200ish. Yes the preamps won't be as steller, but as you heard today the hiss is minimal in some cases.  Focusrite Vocaster This unit is NOT a recorder, but setting it up and recording into software is super easy. You can send the main outs to a recorder, connect via blue tooth or WIRED TRRS cable. The "2" has blue tooth and output to go to your camera. This one wins the "I need something easy" conversation. Rodecaster Pro II This is for live streamers who want that audio processing to go out on the video as they record it (no post-production). They want to play sounds/music and have flexible configurations. Final Thoughts While the Rodecaster Pro II currently drives me a little nuts, I'm not worried. Rod has done a great job communicating with their users and has already made videos on future updates (to calm any fears). So while this current unit has me scratching my head, Rode has demonstrated they listen (the stand attachment on the back of the unit screams "We heard you want your desk back").  Don't Buy This If Nobody is telling you your podcast sounds bad You think this will solve plosives (it won't that is mic technique) "I don't know, it sounds cool" (unless you have $700 in your couch cushion).  You think this will help you grow your audience (again unless you have REALLY bad audio, it's the CONTENT that helps grow the audience).  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 (via a free app) to text me, send me video, audio, etc. It's unlimited time-shifted one-on-one consulting. It's like having a podcast consultant in your pocket. Still unsure? The membership comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode Rode Rodecaster Pro II Rode Rodecaster Pro I Zoom Podtrak P4 Focsurite Vocaster Sweet Water Podcast Equipment Rode SC-15 Cable School of Podcasting Podcast Studio Pro This is episode 834 which originates at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/834

Podcasts So Good Your Audience Can't Unhear Them w/Tamsen Webster

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 46:40

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

Why Should I Care About Your Show?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 32:15

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

Should I List My Podcast on All The Directories?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 53:59

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  

Focusing on the Big Picture When Your Audience is Right in Front of You

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 34:22

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. 

How a Travel Podcast Survived Covid with Mark Bologna

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 42:31

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

It's Not the Format - It's the Connection with Vincent Pugliese

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 43:46

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: Keep it Fun and Master Your Craft

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 43:12

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

9 Tips to Make Your Podcast Binge Worthy

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 36:11

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

Opportunities Wait on the Other Side of Your Fears

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 53:48

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

Do You Have Time To Listen to ANOTHER Podcast?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 35:19

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

Is Dynamic Content Right For You?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 25:19

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

Flying Past Your Fear of Podcasting With Mark Hasara

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 34:29

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

Back From Podcast Movement with Free Stuff, Cool Apps, and a Worried Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 45:16

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?)

What Keeps You Going When Your Podcast Isn't Growing?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 53:48

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 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   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

Protect Your Podcast: Never Say, I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 27:04

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

Cross Promote Your Podcast While You Get Paid with Niklas Hildebrand of Audry.io

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 38:17

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

7 Tips Podcaster Can Use From Radio with Neil Heldley

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 48:25

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

What Are You Doing to Grow Your Podcast (and is it working)?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 44:28

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

Tuning Into Your Listeners - So You Can Fascinate Them with Focused Content

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 27:57

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

How to Record a Great Podcast Trailer That Energizes Your Audience

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 50:44

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)

What Do I Do of This Horrible Audio From My Boring Podcast Guest?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 51:09

You are going through the file of the interview you did a week ago and you notice: 1. The audio of the audience sounds horrible. 2. The guest is boring.  Today I showcase some tools that can help you save the audio, but only you can save the boring.  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 Question of the Month What Are You Doing to Grow Your Audience (and is it working)? Go to schoolofpodcasting.com/question to answer Podcasts Can't Be Cancelled Check out the article I published on Medium. Mentioned in this Episode: Ultimate Guide to Interviews Episode My Spouse Has Dementia Podland News The Ultimate Guide to Podcast Interviews Descript software with new Studio Sounds Krisp (silence your noisy environment) Podinbox - It's like Speakpipe on Steroids. Hello Next and Frill Roadmap Tools (could be used by your audience to vote on episode topics) Podpage - New Social Sharting and Guest Tools Libsyn 5 - Has new Snippets tools to make show notes easier. Captivate has introduced dynamic show descriptions, and enhanced its dynamic content tool. Buy Me a Coffee - Receive payments Otter.ai is a transcript tool I use for editing and for finding pull quotes. Podcast Index Indie Podcast Directory Three's Company Clipscribe - Cool Social Videos Quickly Dopesick on Hulu Amend on Netflix WAP - Cardi B Lyric Video Waiting for the World To Change Tips To Grow Your Downloads This podcast is part of the Power of Podcasting Network.

Growing Your Downloads 15 Minutes a Day- Growing Your Show Kevin Chemidlin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 57:30

I first discovered Kevin when contemplating creating a new show based on podcast growth. It's well-produced and has actual steps you can take. Kevin started his first podcast Philly Who? Then quit his day job. So how did he turns things around to the point of making six figures? He stopped and took time to learn what works, and then give it to the audience. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Question of the Month Contributors When looking at a new podcast in an app, what catches your eye? The artwork and description often came into play along with the episode titles, but what really counts is the first few minutes of your show.  Grow the Show Brandon from Start 100K Erik from Raising Financial Freedom Heater from Watching Netflix Without You Scott from What Was That Like? Kim from The Pharmacist's Voice Mark from the History of North America February Question of the Month As we talked about growing your show today, what have you been doing to grow your audience, and do you think it's working? Answer it at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question. I need your answer by 2/25/22  Kevin's INterview Topics 02:24 Discovering Grow the Show 03:37 What Inspired Philly Who? 04:37 Kevin Quit His Day Job 06:00 Things Got Scary 06:46 1000 Downloads Per Episode 07:22 Sharpening Your Axe 07:54 Multiple Streams of Income 10:47 Laser-Focused Criteria 11:10 Six-Figure Salary 11:45 Sponsorship Tips 13:07 Niche Down 17:12 Most Broad Success Started With a Niche 18:08 Kevin Shut Down a Profitable Show 19:19 TDE Targeted Daily Engagement 20:48 The Baked in Strategies That Don't Work 22:15 ENGAGEMENT 26:49 Get More Specific 27:38 Go To Where Your Audience Is 29:37 Build Relationships 30:59 Kevin's Program JANUARY QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What triggers subscriptions? 33:28 Question of the Month 33:52 Brandon Start 100K 36:27 Heather -Watching Netflix Without You 38:47 The Lost Sheep Has Been Found! 41:11 Scott: What Was That Like 44:07 Kim: The Pharmacist's Voice 47:37 Eric: Raising Financial Freedom 48:47 Mark: The History of North America 50:16 Dave: School of Podcasting FEBRUARY QUESTION OF THE MONTH 51:43 February Question of the Month 53:18 Quick Libsyn Update START YOUR PODCAST TODAY Join the School of Podcasting and start your podcast in the right direction with access to step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, 1 on 1 coaching, a private mastermind, and a lack of fear of sounding unprofessional or buying the wrong equipment.  Need more? There is even a 30-day money-back guarantee.  schoolofpodcasting.com/join

How to Feel More Comfortable Recording a Solo Podcast Episode

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 39:33

Are you one of those people who has thought about doing a solo episode where you open the microphone and talk directly to your audience, but can't overcome how uncomfortable you feel trying it? This show is for you. We also talk about understanding the different roles when you are doing a solo show, an interview, appearing on a panel. Join the School of Podcasting Quit worrying about sounding bad, spending too much money on equipment you don't need. At the School of Podcasting, you get access to step by step tutorials, a private mastermind group (filled with brilliant podcasting minds) and group coaching as well as one on one coaching. Sign up today at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start The Advantage of a Solo Episode Solo podcast episodes have their advantages: You are 100% in control. You can be as creative as you want You know ahead of time what the content is (instead of hoping you get good answers from your guests) Less production. You won't be interrupting people or trying to match levels with your guest. There is only one level- yours. No Scheduling Conflicts The Hurdles of Solo Podcasts It is all on your shoulders for content You need to watch voice inflection It just feels weird talking to no-one People think it needs to be as long as other episodes TIPS 1. Embrace the Weirdness 2. You Don't Have An Audience (yet) 3. Talk to One Person 4. Answer the question from the invisible person 5. Record it with the thought of never using it. - Just a Sound test  6. Script Your Show 7. Throw Out the Grammar 8. Be yourself and just up your natural voice Question of the Month Submissions I need your answer by 1/28/22 see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question for more information Full notes at schoolofpodcasting.com/811

Now Sure About Your Show? Don't Be Afraid To Ask Your Audience for Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 34:24

I am seeing people that seem to be afraid to reach out to their audience. I get it. It's easier to have the reason of "lack of engagement" on your downloads instead of asking people for feedback on your show.  Today I share a story on how I was ready to make sweeping changes to the Podcast Rodeo show until I decided to open up a discussion with my audience. I was at one point thinking of shutting the podcast down. It turns out that ONE person who had ideas of changing the show was in the minority.  That doesn't mean their suggestion has no merit. I was reading Eric Nuzum's newsletter and he (of NPR experience) to 18 months to play with the format of their new show. With this in mind, I'm still doing my show, but I'm looking into implementing the things that my audience enjoys while aligning the show a bit more with my brand. I always say, "Your podcast is a recipe - not a statue."  Question of the Month Submission When you are in an app and see a show you probably should be listening to what inspires you to go further and potentially subscribe or follow. I need your answer by 1/28/22 Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question My New Page with Affiliate Links Check it out at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/support if you are a person that doesn't feel they would benefit from the School of Podcasting, but wants to support the show, I've now made it easy. 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 Podcast Rewind Too Many Podcasts Earn and Invest Love Thy Lawyer Mentioned in This Episode Affiliate Link Support Page Profit From Your Podcast Book Eric Nuzum Newsletter Jordan Harbinger Deals Page Podcast Rodeo Show Too Many Podcasts Earn and Invest Love Thy Lawyer School of Podcasting

The Proven Power of the Dramatic Pause: Two Ways Saying Nothing is Better Than Saying Something

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 35:01

In the microwave society that we live in, most of us are not accustomed to slowing down. As a podcaster, we may associate silence with "Dead Air" which is a phrase from the radio. However, today I'm going to show you that the best answers come after the awkward pause. The Power of the Dramatic Pause When you put a pause before or after a point it adds emphasis to that point.  If you put it before the point, the brain perks up waiting for the next words.  If you put the pause after your point, it gives the brain a chance to process what was just said.  Start Your Podcast and Grow Your Audience When you join the School of Podcasting you no longer have to worry about buying equipment you don't need. You learn how to get comfortable behind a microphone as our community helps you create your best episodes. There are step by step videos, live group coaching, private one on one coaching, and a private mastermind group. You have every tool you need to succeed as a podcast. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode The Question of the Month (add your submission) Howard Stern on SiriusXM Ben Affleck Movie The Tender Bar David Letterman My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Paul Harvey Steve Jobs introduces iPhone in 2007 Full Show Notes at schoolofpodcasting.com/809 Support the Show Buy Dave's Book Profit From Your Podcast Join the School of Podcasting Become a Patron or Buy Me a Coffee Thank you for listening. I really appreciate it.

Meet My Friend Evo of Podcast Pontifications - Cross Promotion

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022

Today I'm trying something new and coming to you on a WEDNESDAY to introduce you to my friend Evo Terra.  Evo has been podcasting since 2004 (not a typo) and has been involved in many aspects of podcasting ever since.  Evo was nice enough to let me host an episode of his show a while back, and today I'm repaying the favor. I interviewed Evo back on episode 122 when he was on a book tour for his book Expert Podcasting Practices.  LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE Find the report Evo was walking about on his site.  Check out more episodes of Podcast Pontifications at podcastpontifications.com

50 Shades of Podcasting: Be Proud Embracing Your Unique Style of Podcasting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 44:27

As the first episode of 2022, I often do an episode for beginners, such as episode 756 14 Steps to Start a Successful Podcast in 2021 One of the most dangerous things you can do in podcasting is comparing your show to others. When I was in my 20s I would play golf once a year with my brother. My golf scores look like someone who golfed once a year. I would use my Dad's old clubs and would go to one of the cheapest clubs and just a fun day of hanging out. How would I feel if I compared myself to Tiger Woods? That would be insane unless I compared myself to a four-year-old Tiger. When you have your attitude in check, it can change the way you perform moving forward. From the "hobbyist" to the "semi pro" you will see that if the hobbyist attempts to do everything the "semi pro" does they will burn out. Also, anyone who starts a podcast will attract people they didn't expect to attract. Full show notes at  schoolofpodcasting.com/808 QUESTION OF THE MONTH I need your answer before 1/28/22 Picture yourself in a podcast app in front of a podcast you might actually enjoy. Think of this experience and comment on it. What caught your eye? Is the description important? Do you subscribe? or "Cherry Pick" episodes. Do you ever subscribe/Follow? As we all want more followers/subscribers (and yes we know most of us find our podcasts via word of mouth), BUT when you're in an app, (I realize this is kind of vague), but what goes through your mind before you press either play or subscribe/follow? Don't forget to tell us a little bit about your show, and your website address. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode 756 14 Steps to Start a Successful Podcast in 2021 Three Different Types of Reviews to get some constructive feedback. Join the School of Podcasting and get started in the RIGHT direction. Check out my free course at www.learnpodpage.com PodPage is the best way to make a great looking website for your show without any coding.

My Favorite Podcast (and WHY) 2021 Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 53:39

Since episode 388 2013, I've been asking my audio what is your ONE FAVORITE podcast (and yes, I know it's hard to pick just one) but more importantly WHY is it your favorite? Steve Stewart loves the Stacking Benjamins Show I interview Steve and Mark Deal on 752 about the Podcast Editor Academy York from Poetic Earthlings likes the Matt Walsh Show show. Chris Lewis from the Dads with Daughters podcast loves The Real Brian Show. I interview Brian back on episode 449 Glenn from the Coaching Kids Curling Podcast loves the Dave Chang Show.  If you're a person of color LISTEN TO EPISODE 806 Kim Newlove of the Pharmacists Voice loves the School of Podcasting (especially 779 on Reviews, and 792 when you die) Louis Goodman of Live the Lawyer loves the Trials of Frank Carson  Scott Johnson from What Was That Like?? loves the How Sound Podcast. Neil Scott  from Recovery Coast to Coast Loves the Bob Lefsetz Podcast. Matt Rafferty of the Author Inside You loves the Grand Scheme Snatching Sinatra Joe Saul Sehy from Stacking Benjamins Show loves the Xbox On Joe mentioned The E myth book. Mark Vinet from the History of North America Podcast loves the Book Note Plus show. Shane Whaley from Spybrary and Tourpreneur loves the "That Record Got Me High" podcast. Joe loves the Warrior Next Door Podcast. Bryan Goodwin of the Relaxed Male  loves the Alive and Free show Anthony Arno of the Route 66 Podcast and the Stemclass Podcast loves the Space Shot Podcast. Dave from Your Podcast Consultant loves I Hear Things from Tom Webster.  JANUARY QUESTION OF THE MONTH I need your answer before 1/28/22 Picture yourself in a podcast app in front of a podcast you might actually enjoy. Think of this experience and comment on it. What caught your eye? Is the description important? Do you subscribe? or "Cherry Pick" episodes. Do you ever subscribe/Follow? As we all want more followers/subscribers (and yes we know most of us find our podcasts via word of mouth), BUT when you're in an app, (I realize this is kind of vague), but what goes through your mind before you press either play or subscribe/follow? Don't forget to tell us a little bit about your show, and your website address. Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Ready To Start Your Podcast? You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/workwithme Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back.   

Look What Podcasters Can Adopt from Every Horrible, Hallmark Christmas Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 46:47

Hallmark Holiday Movies get a lot of flack because they are predictable, cheesy, corny, and more or less if you've seen one - you've seen them all.  YES THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED Do you know why all Hallmark Movies are the same? Well, do you know why all AC/DC songs sound the same (or Chuck Berry). Ever listen to an episode of Dave Ramsey?  They found a format that works, and consequently, they stay with it until that format doesn't work. Why are there so many Friday the 13th movies? Because they were profitable. That goes for many movie franchises. When you find a winning format - stick with it. Monitor how it resonates with your audience and if they love it, keep doing it.  TWEAKING A FORMAT WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL My cousin said, "I know what I'm getting with a Hallmark movie. I don't worry about swearing, nudity, violence, etc. It's a trustworthy holiday movie where everyone feels good when it's over.  So Hallmark saw that the "formula" worked but they could grow their audience through diversity. They've added movies with people of color.  As a middle-aged white guy, I never knew what it was like to see a movie or TV show and not look like the people on screen. The success of the Black Panther Movie, Blackish, Hamilton, and other forms of entertainment that had a different slant found an underserved audience.  With this, I beg you people of color, and people of all shapes, sizes, sex, and whatever makes you - YOU. There are people who are tired of hearing about a subject from a middle-aged white guy and would love to hear about your subject from your point of view that includes your influence and heritage.  The Missing Piece in Your Podcast Puzzle I see people saying this like, "I've tried everything but my show isn't growing." To this I say, "Everything?"  It turns out when I reach out to the last three people who said this NONE of them had taken the steps to get an objective view of their show. This is like: Wondering why your restaurant isn't growing when you never got feedback on your feed.  Wondering why your clothing line isn't selling when you never did a focus group of your target buyer.  If you need some help, I can give you feedback. Currently, in the School of Podcasting, this is a free service.  QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 12/24/21. The question is "What is your favorite Podcast and why?".  Please provide: The name of the show The website (if you know it - very helpful) What the show is about WHY YOU LIKE IT - Go as long as you want. Be sure to tell us the name of your podcast, your website, and a little bit about your show. Please answer at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start

Why I Absolutely Still Distrust Anchor.fm (New Reasons)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 40:14

I was talking to someone who said how "Flexible" Anchor/fm was (owned by Spotify). When I hear stuff like this I often wonder "WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE?" I did a video a while ago when there were some serious issues with Anchor that most people were overlooking (hey! it's free!).  Today I just feel moved to let you know that YES, I do not recommend Anchor, but for NEW reasons.  LINKS Episode 805 Full Show Notes Podcast Quick Start Monthly Membership Learn Podpage Free Course Profit From Your Podcast NoteTracks - Music/Podcast Feedback Tool Recovery Coast to Coast Podcast What Was That Like Podcast Buy Dave a Coffee Episode 793 on Media Hosts TOPICS COVERED: 03:01  Update on Tascam 03:49  Good Customer Service 06:28  Submit Your Favorite Podcast 07:32  learnpodpage.com 08:06  Why I Don't Recommend Anchor.fm 32:22  New Feedback Tool 35:23  Atta Boy To Neil and Scott

15 Insightful Tips For Podcasters From Watching the Beatles Get Back

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 41:46

Thanks to an older brother and sister, I was born a Beatles fan. When I watched the six-hour documentary Get Back I saw tip after tip that podcasters could benefit from.  Ready To Start Your Podcast? You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Because of My Podcast Andy Driscoll of inebri-art.com shares how he is going to get to go to a tradeshow for his podcast and record live on the floor. The show is picking up his hotel expenses. Who doesn't love a trip to vegas? New Free Course From the School of Podcasting: Learn Podpage Podpage is a great tool to make a great-looking website for your podcast without knowing any coding. I've made a top to bottom course of this great tool and made it available for free. See www.learnpodpage.com 15 Lessons From The Beatles 02:09  Because of My Podcast: Andy Driscoll 06:13  Free Course learnpodpage.com 07:45  Lessons from the Beatles Opening 09:19  Practice, Practice, Practice 10:32  Get Objective Feedback 11:44  Your Environment Matters 14:48  Set Realistic Goals to Avoid Burnout 17:15  Going Live Requires Practice 18:07  Everyone Needs to Feel Heard 19:44  Chemistry is Important 21:58  Be on Time 22:43  Be Inspired By Others 24:03  Capture Your Ideas 24:56  Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone 26:13  Editing is a Good Thing 30:32  Money Changes Everything 31:26  Don't Let Yoko Sing QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 12/24/21. The question is "What is your favorite Podcast and why?".  Please provide: The name of the show The website (if you know it - very helpful) What the show is about WHY YOU LIKE IT - Go as long as you want. Be sure to tell us the name of your podcast, your website, and a little bit about your show. Please answer at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Tascam Mixcast 4 Nightmare I bought a Mixcast 4 from Tascam, and it has some great features except it died TWICE in the middle of a live stream. I'll keep you informed as I work with their support team to identify what the issue is.  Yes, I'm using the latest firmware. I do enjoy my new Shure SM7B.  I used the 90 days same as cash option at Sweetwater. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE schoolofpodcasting.com/start - Start Your Podcast Why You Hate Your Voice When Is You Podcast Ready For the Public Shure SM7B Tascam Mixcast 4 Your Podcast Consultant

Honestly, How Long Does it Take to Create an Amazing Podcast Episode?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 71:32

For years I've told people THE BEST ratio I've ever achieved is 4 TO 1 when it comes to making a podcast episode. In other words, a 15-minute podcast will take an hour.  I asked my audience how long it took them from idea to pressing publish. They shared their workflow and the amount of time spent per episode.  If you'd rather outsource your editing, check out my team. Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Today we talk about the 10 commandments of book publishing. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Mentioned In This Episode  Learn How You Can Help Others by Sharing Your Abilities with Glenn Hebert - 802 20 Tips to Immediately Speed Up Your Podcast Production No Matter the Budget - 801 Contributors Steve from Stevestewart.me and the Podcast Editors Academy (and the podcast editors club on Facebook Kim from The Pharmacist's Voice Zita - Moon River Rituals Bruce from The Eden Podcast Jim From the Average Gut Network Mark - Repurpose Your Career Rich - the Daily Podcast Practice Show Orlando - hablandodetecnologia.com Brandon - Start 100K Dan - Based on a True Story Podcast Howard - AA Recovery Podcast Neil Recovery Coast to Coast Mark -History or North America Podcast Peter - Fat and Broke Podcast Bill - Strokecast Stefan - Studying Pixels The Final Answer For me, my average is about 6 to 1. So a 15-minute podcast will take 90 minutes. Based on the data from the audience, they averaged 10 minutes for 1 minute of podcast. So a 15-minute podcast will take an hour and a half. To see my flow, visit the website at https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/803  

Learn How You Can Help Others by Sharing Your Abilities with Glenn Hebert

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:02

Today we look at how two entertainment icons had MORE success AFTER they quit trying to be something they weren't and decided to be themselves.  Glenn Hebert runs the Horse Radio Network. When he started his podcast he had 12 downloads. He didn't quit, and 2800 episodes later he shares some powerful feedback from his audience. Glenn had no idea he would have this effect on people, and you can do the same thing.  Let me help you start a podcast.  QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 10/26/21. How long does it take you to go from idea to clicking publish on an episode? Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website, and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Today we talk about the 10 commandments of book publishing. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Horse Radio Network Headline Studio (Here is a quick Headline Studio Overview Video) Dave's Podcast Editing Service Sure SM7B on Sale! Shure MV7 and MV7X "Joe Rogan Video" Profit From Your Podcast Book Dave's Newsletter With Bonus Content Descript Editing Software George Carlin Occupation Foole Toggle Time Tracking Software Ask the Podcast Coach The Average Guy Network Speak Life Church Podcast Grammar Girl Podcast Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start   TOPICS 01:39  Question of the Month Reminder 03:36  Headline Studio Tool 05:15  BE YOURSELF 07:07  Celebrity Pivots 15:56  Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast 17:12  What is this 800? 17:43  Glenn Got Some Feedback 18:44  Real, Raw, Don't Hold Back 19:32  Holy Cow You're In My House 20:50  Laying it Out There 21:27  Life Changing 22:08  Glenn's Prep Time 23:43  The Importance of Community 25:06  Putting YOU Intro an Interview 27:56  Glenn's Audience Gives Back 29:09  Inspiring Life Instead of Death 30:01  Did You See This Coming 30:58  Podcasting Gold 31:29  Two Types of Listeners 35:34  The Birth of Grammar Girl 37:06  Jerry Springer 39:24  Podcast Rodeo Show Promo 40:43  SM7B is ON SALE! 42:07  Join the School of Podcasting! 44:46  Bloopers 45:15  Bad Edits

20 Tips To immediately Speed up Your Podcast Production

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 50:36

If you are looking to speed up your podcast production, then this episode is for you. I have compiled 20 tips that will help you take the stress out of producing a quality audio file in a timely manner. From planning to editing, here are some quick tricks that will make your podcast shine!  Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Today we talk about the 10 commandments of book publishing. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Mentioned In This Episode School of Podcasting Quick Start School of Podcasting Membership Freedom Software Todoist Evernote Fiverr Workspace Accounting Software Text Expander Otter.ai transcription Service Zapier Automation Will Smith Book First Things First book (Free book on Audible) Descript Software Libsyn.com Media Host (sopfree promo code) Captivate.fm TIPS Assess How Much Your Time Is Worth Take the Time to Get Your Guest Sound in Check Quit Multitasking Avoid Distractions Block out time More Planning Equals Less Editing Do the Hardest Stuff First Prioritize Better Speed up Researching Organize Your Content to It's Easy to Find Learn the Software You Are Using (Take a Class) Record it Right the First Time Listen Back Faster Learn Keyboard Shortcuts Google Vs Bang Your Head Against the Desk Know WHO your guest is and WHY You are bringing them on the show Outsource Your Editing Automate When Possible Use Transcripts to find clips for audiograms. Deep Breathing when pulled out of your zone QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 11/26/21. How long does it take you to go from idea to published on an episode.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question  

Revealing Secrets from 800 Episodes - Keeping Your Sanity While Podcasting

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 59:55

We hear of podcasters getting these big deals for big bucks, and congratulations to all. However, this is not the norm. Just because you start a podcast does not mean you will end up like Rich Uncle Pennybag from Monopoly. If you're a regular listener you've heard me mention how I received a 10-minute voicemail, and one of the points of that voicemail was that maybe we all have some slightly blurry expectations when it comes to podcasting (and in their case how long it takes to create one). Today is my 800th episode and like all of my milestone episodes, I'm going to break my format, and not talk so much about gear, downloads, promotion, interviews, etc and instead I want to talk about some of the more stressful sides of podcasting. Mentioned In This Episode Full Show Notes at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/800 My first episode from 2005 Book: Profit From Your Podcast School of Podcasting Besties in Bed Affordable Podcast Editing The Grief Recovery Handbook National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 Question of the Month: How Long Does It Take You to Create an Episode - SURVEY This 60-minute podcast took 8 hours to create from idea to pressing publish. We all know podcasting can take more time than we thought. I'd love to hear how long it took to go from "Idea to Publish" for your last episode. You can answer at  www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question  Need Help With Your Podcast? Here is a list of ways you can work with me. Want to support the show, but feel you don't need the School of Podcasting? Consider becoming a Patron. Also, this show is equipped with the value for value model. You can stream bitcoin using the apps at www.newpodcastapps.com If none of those float your boat, you can always buy me a coffee. TOPICS 00:58  Question of the Month 03:43  Origins of Episode 05:06  Podcasting Can Change Your Life 07:35  Everything Works for THE Dave Jackson??? 08:26  Podcasting Played a Part in My Divorce 09:29  Lesson 1: Realistic Expectations 11:40  Separating Work From Home 13:15  Tip 2:Date Night on Steroids 15:00  Relationship  Advice from the Divorced Guy 15:10  When to Argue 17:07  Tip 3: Guys - JUST LISTEN 17:31  Tip 4: Ladies Tell Them What You Want 17:55  Tip 5: Make Sure You're Giving Them What They Want 18:46  Stereotypes are Fun! 20:02  Comparison is the Thief of Joy 21:33  The RIGHT Downloads 23:14  Refocus When Comparing Yourself 25:04  So Why Does Dave Podcast? 30:44  Suicide Disclaimer 31:32  Does Being a ProPodcaster Leave You Susceptible to Thoughts of Suicide? 32:58  When Did the Word Hobby Become Derogatory? 34:29  You Are Allowed to Do This For Fun 36:15  Podcasters Can Be Impulsive 38:06  Podcasters Are Isolated 39:07  Realistic Expectations 41:25  We Might Feel Trapped 43:10  The HUSTLE Mentality 44:20  Suicide Rates in America 48:10  It's OK To Ask For Help 49:55  Dealing with Grief 53:51  The Pain of Suicide 54:22  Keep Your Good Emails

They See You Before They Hear You Podcast Branding With Mark Des Cotes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 40:59

For a lot of people, podcasting is just a hobby. They think it's fun to talk about their favorite topics and share them with the world. But for some, podcasting can be so much more than that! It can become a business or even an income source. If you've been thinking about starting your own podcast, here are some tips on how to brand your show like a pro: For entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses and use podcasts as part of their marketing strategy, branding is important; especially when considering how unique each individual business should be in order to stand out among its competitors. If you're looking for ways on how to brand your show like a professional podcaster, keep reading at https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/799 Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Today we talk about the 10 commandments of book publishing. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Question of the Month  Many podcasters (especially new ones ) are surprised at how long it takes to create an episode. So this month's question is "How long did it take you to go from idea to published (not promotional actions just the planning, recording, editing, and publishing). Be sure to mention your website, your podcast, and a little bit about what to expect. Then let us know how long your finished episode was, how much time it took to publish, and if it was audio, video or both.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question by November 26th If you want something to help track your time check out Rescue Time, Toggl Track, ATracker Pro, Rize(there are a ton of these) Again, www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Mentioned In This Show podcastbranding.co (Mark's Company) Ask the Podcast Coach Podcast Rodeo Show Podcast Artwork Preview Tool Profit From Your Podcast Book Canva Ready To Start Your Podcast? You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back. 

Does the Audience Need to Hear Your Guests ENTIRE Backstory?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 44:22

You tell me that your guest is a master of (skill) and I'm ready to hear about (skill), but first, you make me listen to where he went to high school, and his entire backstory while all I want to talk about is how he can help me boost (skill).  So for me the "tell me about yourself" drives me nuts. I asked my audience, "Am I missing something? and they answered (and in some cases I am).  Full show notes at schoolofpodcasting.com/798 Thanks To The Contributors Scott from What Was That Like? Max from Aviation New Talk Louis from Love Thy Lawyer Bill From the Stroke Cast Mark from the History of North America November Question of the Month As you produce episodes between now and November 26th, 2021 pay attention (and even track) how long it takes you to go from Ideas to pressing "Publish" on your media host (this does NOT include promotion). As always feel free to record a message and say something like, "Hey Dave this is (name) from (name of the show) at (website) my episode was (length of the episode) and it took me (time from idea to publishing). You can find more about my show at (website). If you'd like, I've even made a spreadsheet where you can enter Name of Podcast (not episode - the podcast) The length of the finished episode (in minutes). The time spent (in minutes) to complete the episode If it was solo, co-host, interview. If there is video was involved. You can answer your question at  schoolofpodcasting.com/question Mentioned In This Episode White Collared Podcast Affordable Audio Editing atracker time tracking app Rescue Time EP766 How to Get Booked on Podcasts Figuring out Who and How to Pitch with Kristin Molenaar Launching a Podcast in 2022? As you heard in today's show, it takes some time to get focused, find your voice and make content that impacts your audience Join the School of Podcasting or Order the Quick Start Plan

What Podcasters Can Learn From Squid Game

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 32:39

The new series Squid Game on Netflix shot to number 1 in four days. I watched episode 1 and immediately binged the whole thing. This is a very popular show and has become Netflix's best launch. Let's pick it apart and see what podcasters can learn from the success of Squid Game. Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 10/22/21. The question is "How do you feel about hearing a guest's FULL story?" Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website, and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Key Points: 78% of podcasters are discovered vis word of mouth ( Jacobs Media 2019) It's not perfect It got editing before it was released The first episode really hooks you in. You don't get the back story until episode 2 People can identify with the characters What is going to happen next? The audience boosted FOMO Netflix took a chance Sometimes The Audience Doesn't Know What They Want Until They Get it. So Don't give up. It might take 10 years It doesn't have to be perfect Start with the strongest content you have Tease your next episode and leave them wanting more Make materials for your audience to share on social Be patient, and continue to improve your content Inspire and ask for word of mouth WEBINAR NEXT WEEK: APPLE PODCASTS CONNECT Sign up HERE Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back. 

Common Podcast Mistakes III (and other Podcast BS)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 40:12

As someone who works in the podcast space, and spends hours hanging out in the community there are things I see that make me scratch my head. There are EASY things to do that will help you grow your audience.  Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Check out the 10 commandments of book marketing Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Common Podcasting Mistakes That Slow Your Audience Growth 02:28  Get a Domain at Least It can be through Name Cheap, or Coolerwebsites, but BUY a domain for your show. Yes, its icing on the cake, but isn't icing the best part? 05:20  Bad Clips to Start Your Show Instead of spending mountains of time to have people jump into the middle of a conversation, why not just tell people why you're excited about a guest? 10:55  The Start of Your Show Remember Apple has a giant LISTEN button now and people will hear the beginning of your show. Don't blow it with "Music for the sake of nothing" and let them know where they are about to go. 15:54  Follow and Subscribe You want people to listen more than once. Don't make them find you. Give them links like this: Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon 17:30  Impulse Actions Based on Emotions 21:19  Your About Page Figure out what type of website you have, and include any combination of paragraphs about your business, your show, and your hosts. 23:47  Things That May Not Be Accurate 25:56  The #1 Show - (People will say anything - truth be Damned!) 28:31  Congressional Dish Shows Proof 28:48  A Podcast Guru Without a Podcast Shouldn't your podcast coach have a podcast? 30:04  Monthly Stats Monthly stats are a great barometer of how your older episodes are doing. They sound better than episode stats (but episode stats are what is used for most sponsors). 33:50  Magic Bullets I'm sorry. There aren't any. 35:48  Question of the Month QUESTION OF THE MONTH II need your answer by 10/22/21. The question is "How do you feel about hearing a guest's FULL story?" Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website, and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question 37:03  Dave Grohl The Storyteller - Thumbs Up 39:35  Bloopers Mentioned In This Episode My Podcast Reviews What Was That Like Dave Grohl The Storyteller School of Podcasting Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back.  Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters.

Taking a Break and Coming Back From Your Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 39:45

There are times when I feel podcasters over-think things, and one of them is "How do I come back if I take an unplanned break?" It's not a whole lot different than starting a podcast from scratch (except it's easier). Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Mentioned In This Podcast Eric Nuzum interview Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling Book FULL SHOW NOTES QUESTION OF THE MONTH I need your answer by 10/22/21. The question is "How do you feel about hearing a guest's FULL story?" Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website, and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question TOPICS 00:00  Introduction 00:27  Welcome 01:14  Taking Breaks From Your Podcast: Don't 03:34  It's Your Choice 04:10  Things You Should Consider 05:07  Using Seasons 06:34  Off Seasons May Not Be Off 07:39  How I Don't Miss Episodes 08:31  Consistency in VALUE over Schedule 09:57  I Really Need To Take a Break 10:34  The Best Way to Take a Break: PLAN IT 11:23  Figure Out When You're Coming Back 12:28  Keep Your Listener Informed 13:56  SPONSOR: Novel Marketing Podcast 15:11  Unplug If That Is the Goal 16:21  Identify Why You Need a Break 17:13  Make Your Last Episode a GREAT Episode 18:03  No Explanation Needed 20:52  Losing Listeners Is Not More Important 21:21  Relaunching Your Podcast 22:00  Is Taking a Break More Work? 22:35  Have Episodes Recorded and Ready 23:15  Quick Summary So Far 23:55  Other Things to Consider 24:50  Best of Shows 25:33  Where to Announce Your Hiatus? 26:24  Avoid Podfading 27:55  The Biggest Mistake 30:35  Resurrecting a Podfaded Show 33:54  libsyn.com promo code sopfree 34:31  Question of the Month 35:44  One Tip to Making Podcasting Easier 37:12  If You Need a Break From Life 38:13  schoolofpodcasting.com 38:56  Bloopers Ready To Start Your Podcast? You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back. 

What Inspires People To Tell a Friend?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 42:01

Today is a "Question of the Month" episode where we share something we recommended and WHY. We look at the strategy of dripping content to keep people wanting to know what happens next ( the Zeigarnik effect ). Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Participants Matt from The Author Inside You Scott from What Was That Like? Jennifer Bourbon Barrel Podcasting Timothy from Podwrecked and Create Art Podcast Haley from Adoptees On Jerry from Beyond the Rut Mark from the History of North America Wayne from the Packer's Fan Podcast, and Media Voice Overs. Fred from Grump Old Bears MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST Podcast Rodeo Show Dumb People With Terrible Ideas Social Media Marketing Podcast Project Hail Mary Samson Q2u Podtrak P4 Dave's "My Gear" page. Leading the Bleeding Podcast Podcasting 2.0 New Podcast Apps No Agenda Stream The Chosen Virgin River Libsyn promo code sopfree to get a full month free. Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start TOPICS 01:34  Autographed Copies of Profit From Your Podcat 02:10  The Show I Love to Hate 03:21  Zeigarnik effect 05:01  What Makes a Good Podcast? 06:39  What Happens Next? 07:48  Example of Dripping Content 09:11  Sponsor: Novel Marketing Marketing Podcast 13:19  Scott Johnson 15:54  Jennifer Longworth 17:15  Matt Rafferty 18:21  Timothy Kimo Brien 20:39  Haley Radke 23:09  Jerry Dugen 24:56  Mark Vinet 26:02  Wayne Henderson 27:13  Fred Castenada 28:35  Dave Jackson 33:10  October Question of the Month 38:20  Quick Wrap Up 39:08  Mastering Your Craft is a Goal 39:44  Libsyn Promo Code sopfree 40:38  Coming Soon Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back. 

Understanding Podcast Hosting Features

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 54:47

Every Facebook has the question, "where should I host my podcast" about six times a day and every response gets about 17 replies. I realize that question is sometimes confused by the different features, and business plans so this episode is here to help you understand podcast hosting companies. Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author QUESTION OF THE MONTH I need your answer by 9/24/21. The question is "What was the last thing you shared and why?" Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Mentioned in This Episode Libsyn.com (use the coupon sopfree) Captivate.fm Blubrry.com Podbean.com Castos.com Buzzsprout.com Transistor.fm Redcircle.com Fireside.fm Anchor.fm IAB Guidelines Full Show Notes Topics: 01:52  Question of the Month 02:28  Novel Marketing 03:46  Does One Media Host Deliver More Downloads? 08:58  IAB Statistics 10:37  Are IAB Stats Important? 12:22  Will Switching Hosts Bring More Downloads? 13:12  Storage 14:14  Downloads 15:22  What Kindof Stats? 16:23  Demographic Data? 17:08  Podcast Website 18:28  Private Podcasts 18:57  Dynamic Ad Insertion 20:47  Support 21:32  Transcripts 21:54  Audiograms 22:24  Media Hosting Business Models 22:40  Free Media Hosts 24:42  Why Free Media Hosts Fail 25:26  Limited Uploads - Unlimited Downloads 26:16  Unlimited Uploaded - Limited/Pricier Downloads 27:16  Unlimited Everything 27:42  Opinion My Criteria 31:18  Join the School of Podcasting 31:58  How to Choose? 35:07  Opinion on Transcripts 36:48  Opinion Audiograms 38:36  Opinion on Anchor.fm 42:00  Opinion on I Can't Afford It 42:31  Opinion- Busines Models 45:37  Opinion - All Things Unlimited 47:08  Facebook is Useless 49:17  Opinion: WordPress Feeds 51:53  be Careful Switching Hosts  

What Happens To Your Podcast When You Die?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 40:12

This weekend was the 20th anniversary of 911 in the United States. I recently had a slight health scare, so I brought on a friend of the show Gordon Firemark to answer the question, "What happens to your podcast if you die." We also get the last report from Glenn Hebert as he winds up his tour to meet his audience. I also am trying something new with my book Profit From Your Podcast.  Sponsor: Novel Marketing Podcast A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author What Happens After You Publish Your First Episode Today I talk about School of Podcasting student Mark Hasara who has a great background as a speaker, author and pilot but was still nervous to release his first episode.  When he released it he was amazed at how many downloads he received. We mention "The Feed" from Libsyn which shares industry stats. Currently, 50% of podcasters get less than 131 downloads per episode, and 50% get more.  What Happens to Your Podcast if You Die? I talk with Gordon Firemark about what happens to your podcast if you die. While we all plan to be around much longer, taking the time to designate what happens to your show if you are no longer able to continue (or if you're dead). This is an awkward conversation to have with people, but you should be planning your estate as well, so don't forget your podcast (and dog) when you create directions on what to do with your show.  You might check out the book, "I'm dead, now what?" on Amazon For more information about Gordon see thepodcastlawyer.com Glenn's Reflections on His Tour Glenn "The Geek" Hebert is from the Horse Radio Network. He went on a five-week tour with thousands of miles across the east coast to meet his listeners and sponsors.  He loved his Zoom Podtrack P4, and thought staying three days in one place was the best. Next tour he will also plan some time to site see (as they didn't do any). He said that even though traveling in an RV is different, after some time you just get used to it (and it beats hotels, or staying in the listener's homes). Get A Personalized Version of Profit From Your Podcast Go to www.profitfromyourpodcast.com/book to get a personalized version of the book (US only) QUESTION OF THE MONTH I need your answer by 9/24/21. The question is "What was the last thing you shared and why?" Be sure to mention the name of your show, the website and a little bit about your show.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Topics: 00:00  Intro 01:48  Pushing Past Your Fears 05:36  Mark's First Episode 06:07  How Many Downloads is Considered Good? 09:37  Sponsor: Novel Marketing 11:39  Sad News About Trever Hill 12:54  What Happens To Your Podcast When You Die? 25:40  Glenn the Geek Final Tour Update 32:49  Others are Going on Tour 34:22  Questions of the Month 35:55  Personalized Version of Profit From Your Podcast 36:54  The Importance of Editing 39:50  Bloopers Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back. 

Is It Time To Sell Your Knowledge In an Online Course?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 48:22

Mellisa Guller has experience as a marketing manager, a project manager, an online course designer (she worked at Teachable), as well as a podcast producer, host, and podcast teacher. We take a DEEP DIVE into planning and launching an online course. SPONSOR: Novel Marketing A lot of podcasters plan to write a book but they don't know where to start. Our sponsor the Novel Marketing Podcast is here to help. Thomas Umstattd Jr is a wealth of knowledge and he can get you going in the right direction. Check out https://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/author Building Digital Courses with Mellisa Guller Today I get all your questions answered about building and selling an online course:  06:04  When is the right time to build a course? 09:01  How Long Should My Course Be? 11:19  Common Mistakes 13:13  What are the Top Challenges? 20:50  Open or Closed Model? 26:23  The Underutilized Feature in Teachable 27:27  What Do I Charge For My Online Course 32:59  Should I Have Free Lessons? 35:37  What Percentage of My Audience Will Sign Up? 39:38  Why is the Number So Low? 41:04  Why Did You Choose Circle? Melissa's Contact Info Check out all of her courses and services at  witandwire.com Instagram Twitter Pinterest Question of the Month I need you to answer the question, "What was the last thing you shared, and why?" Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question by 9/24/21 and be sure to tell us about your show and where we can find it (your website). Ready To Start Your Podcast? You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned in This Episode Profit from Your Podcast Book Episode 787 with the Entrepreneur Survey The 10 Commandments of Book Marketing Wit and Wire Podcast Launch Accelerator Wit and Wire Courses  

How Do You Define Podcast Success?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 40:59

I asked my audience "Do you need to be a celebrity to achieve podcast success?" and they chimed in. You need to know your WHY, and you need to define SUCCESS.  SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Participants In This Episode The History of North America - Mark What Was That Like? - Scott Johnson Permanent Record Studios in Austin - Mike Film Spotting Childless Not By Choice - Civilia Morgan Dave's appearance on Childless Not by Choice The Author Inside You - Matt Dave's Appearance on The Author Inside You The Relaxed Dog - Robert Ober Tourpreneur- Shane Whaley.  Follow the Show and Never Miss an Episode on: Apple - Google - Spotify - Amazon Check out New Podcast Apps for apps to stream bitcoin to podcasters. Did You Get Value From This Episode? Enjoy the Show? Buy Dave a Coffee and give some of that value back.  Mentioned In This Podcast Profit From Your Podcast Book Voice Advantage Giveaway (Lots of Free Stuff) Podcast Review Show How To Niche Down Your Podcast? Mailerlite Email List Tool

Danielle Desir is Building a Deeper Engagement in a Facebook Group Alternative

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 46:14

Today Danielle Desir built up a sizeable Facebook group and after trying multiple strategies to have the group pay for itself, SHE MOVED AWAY FROM FACEBOOK.  SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Danielle is the host of the Thought Card podcast and one of the founders of the Women of Color Podcasters. In addition to being a podcaster, she's also is an Author, Podcast Coach, Freelance Writer and more.  Today We Find Out The happy accident that was the start of the WOC Podcasters group. The multiple ways she attempted to monetize. Her thoughts about the "hot leads" from Facebook. Why she moved to Circle, and her favorite features. How she stayed sane running a group of 4000+ people. How she has expanded the group since moving off of Facebook. We get insight into her 17 different streams of income. Because of her podcast she is QUITTING HER DAY JOB! Glenn The Geek Road Report Glenn has recorded a few episodes on the road this week, and at one point was in the parking lot of a liquor store to get good wi-fi. He is getting great feedback from his audience, and seeing the products that people have purchased after hearing it on his show.  Glenn then has the customer record a testimonial about the product and sends it to the sponsor (this should make it easy to renew their contract as Glenn has audible proof that advertising on his show works).  Check out Gleen at www.horseradionetwork.com Question of the Month I need your answers by 8/27/21 at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Can you achieve podcasting success without being a celebrity?  (Be sure to mention your show and website) Share your thoughts. Leading the Bleeding ( A Journey Podcast) I start a new strictly hobby podcast that will help me understand more about earning Bitcoin with your podcast. See www.value4value.io for more information. So far I've earned 65.74 (131,866 sats) and will be joined by my friend Harry Durran from Podcast Junkies and (hopefully) many more people as we create a "Study group." In the words of the great band King's X, "Everybody knows a little bit of Something" and we hope to get a group of people into a zoom meeting and share ideas, insights, and education.  To check out the first episode, "You've Got to Start Somewhere" and add our first meeting by visiting leadingthebleeding.com/meeting Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned On This Episode Danielle Desir Website Thought Card podcast Women of Color Podcasters Circle.so Community Platform Profit From Your Podcast Book The Dip By Seth Godin Fountain App (stream bitcoin to podcasters) Join the School of Podcasting

Should My Podcast Be an LLC?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 45:38

We have many topics this week. If your app uses chapters you can jump to the next subject. We are talking about becoming an LLC SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Mentioned In This Episode Create an LLC Zoom Podtrak P4 Recorder/Interface/Mixer Show Notes Summit My Gear My Podcast Reviews QR Code Creation Video Podpage (create your podcast website in minutes) Give Back Value For the Show No Agenda Show Rich Dad Poor Dad (free book on Audible) Deb Shepherd Podcast Horse Radio Network New Podcast Apps TOPICS 00:00  Put it Back in the Oven 01:28  Intro 02:05  Because of My Podcast: 10,000 Donation 04:49  Mailbag: Discovery Revisited 09:59  Why Did My Show Stop Growing 12:13  You Never Know Who Is Listening 14:29  SPONSOR Podpage 16:37  Should I Create an LLC? 28:05  Glen The Geek IN MY STUDIO 36:16  Podcast Yearbook 43:08  Show Notes Summit 44:27  schoolofpodcasting.com/value Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start

New Survey Sheds Light on Content Creator Monetization Efforts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 43:19

Many entrepreneurs say they are unemployable, well Joe Pulizzi  (of Content Inc) has a new company called The Tilt (We're Turning Content Creators into Content Entrepreneurs) just published The unconventionals. It's a report based on 1400 Content Entrepreneurs and what it takes to build a successful content business. SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Lessons From the Car When I was driving doing 75 mph in my Toyota Camry, if you're guest is using their built-in microphone I couldn't understand what they were saying. Also, just like a GPS that is constantly looking for more efficient ways to get you to your destination, your podcast operates the same way. As you listen to your audience, you can steer your show to success. It Turns Out People Are Listening... In attending an event where my audience is (Podcast Movement 2021), I ran into a few people who listen to my show. I ran into Peter Ferioli of the Music Podcast Network, Riki Rachtman from MTV's the Headbanger Ball (who now has his own podcasts). While it feeds your ego, you also have the opportunity to get instant feedback on your show. This is always amazing to get feedback, and you actually see that people are listening to you. Glenn The Geek HRN Tour Report Glenn is going on a five-week 3200-mile tour including 14 states, 12 meetups, 1 wedding, to meet his listeners. he is staying at listener farms and campgrounds.  Glenn is loving the Zoom Podtrak P4 and using four Samson Q2U microphones. He is recording into the P4 and also uses Hindenburg Journalist Follow Glenn on the Horses in the Morning Facebook Page or check out his Horse Radio Network Website. Question of the Month Can you achieve podcasting success without being a celebrity?  (Be sure to mention your show and website) Share your thoughts... I need your answer by 8/27/21 see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Mentioned In This Episode FULL PDF REPORT - The unconventionals Podpage Profit From Your Podcast Book (and Podcast) Zoom Podtrak P4 Samson Q2U microphones Podia Everything you need to sell courses, webinars, downloads, and memberships. Teachable - Create online courses and coaching services. Podcast Movement RocknPod Event Big Podcast Book the Music Podcast Network Riki Rachtman Tourpreneur Podcast Spybrary Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start  

What Makes This Podcast Great? Jordan Harbinger Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 45:48

While you can learn from other people's mistakes, you can also learn from other's successes. Jordan Harbinger has been on the show multiple times. He first shared what was working for him back on episode 402 and he had left his career as a lawyer. He was uber transparent on episode 618 on starting his new show. When I heard episode 540 of the Jordan Harbinger Show, I had to reach out to Jordan and say how awesome it was. As I looked at the show/episode deeper (and his website) there are a ton of strategies to learn from.  SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Lessons Learned Jordan promotes what you missed, and let's you know what's coming. His opening tease made me want to hear more without "spoiling" the episode. His fluid transition of his guest left me (again) wanting to hear more.  Jordan has created starter packs to get new listeners to the best stuff quickly. Jordan does the work. He reads the book, watches the movie, etc. He does the research for his guest, and consequently asks the best questions that lead to great stories.  His guest had a great story AND could tell it. (Example, actors are skilled at reading other people's words and may not be a great interview).  He makes points by sharing insights into his life. He put his sponsors in the episode AND on his "Deals" page. This (probably) results in more sales, and makes it easy to share He explains WHY you should go to his website. He has blog posts that are long (to attract Google) and are very well written. These also have links to his episodes. HE can then mention this on his episodes which is another reason to check out the website. While his primary income is sponsors, he also has a page of all the books from his guests (which use affiliate links). Remember, pennies make dollars. You get to know him based on his entertainment recommendations. Findability vs Discoverability I wrote an article 5 Ways To Get Your Podcast Discovered some people took to Twitter to say I was wrong. One person was Tanner Cambell from Real Talk Podcasting. He explained how: Findability: How easy it is for someone to locate known data, information, or knowledge using search or browse? Example: Googling "Golf Podcast." Discoverability: How easy is it for someone to encounter information or knowledge that was not explicitly sought out? Example: Pandora suggesting songs based on your feedback. Amazon suggesting products. Netflix suggesting shows based on your feedback. After an uncomfortable discussion, I realize I was confusing the two. For me, my friends are my discoverability system. They know what I would enjoy and recommend podcasts for me to listen to that I may not have heard about. Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start Mentioned In This Episode Jordan Harbinger Website Jordan Harbinger Episode with Daryl Davis Daryl Davis Documentary Accidental Courtesy Klan-destine Relationships Book Podpage Dave's YouTube Video on Discoverability What Makes This Podcast Great: Marc Maron The War of Art Audiobook - Steven Pressfield Real Talk Podcasting Dave on Twitter Tourpreneur Spybrary Support This Show  

What Would You Miss If You Had to Stop Podcasting?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 30:01

What would happen if some life event happened and you couldn't podcast anymore? What would you miss the most?  SPONSOR: Podpage Podpage is the easiest way to build a website for your podcast that looks great without having to learn a bunch of technology. It's super easy to have a website in 5 minutes. Try it for free at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/trypodpage  Mentioned In This Episode Kris and Kristine Show The White Collared Podcast Foster Care: An Unparalleled Journey The Pharmacists Voice What Was That Like? History of North America Marriage Advice From the Divorced Guy Logitech C920 Elgato Facecam Sone VZ-1 Elgato Key Lights No Agenda Show Podcasting 2.0 New Podcast Apps   Podcasting Can Bring You Out Of Your Shell Podcasting is great for introverts as you get to meet thousands of people without meeting thousands of people. You can then meet the like-minded people you attract, and eventually, get up enough nerve to meet people you have nothing in common with. You Don't Need to Buy Top-Notch Uber Expensive Gear If you wait to start your podcast until you can spend THOUSANDS on equipment, don't. You can start a solo podcast for less than a price of an xbox.  Start Today Question of the Month I need the answers by August 27th, 2021. The question is: Can you achieve podcasting success without being a celebrity?  I'd love to hear both yes and no answers (for the record my answer is yes, but feel free to change my mind. I'd love a good dialogue.  Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question Ready To Start Your Podcast You may think nobody would listen to you, but I'm here to tell you they will. I have proven strategies to help you identify exactly what your audience wants. You will sound professional, and won't have to spend a million dollars to sound great. Learn through our online tutorials, live group coaching and a private Facebook Group filled with brilliant podcasters. Join worry-free with a 40-day money-back guarantee. See schoolofpodcasting.com/start

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