Mar 21

44- Interview with the author of PODCASTING FOR DUMMIES – Tee Morris

Tee Morris and bookIn this episode, we just about complete our mini-series of interviews with the group of original podcasters that created the podosphere over a decade ago — with an interview of Tee Morris, one of the authors of the Wiley Publishing, Inc., book called Podcasting for Dummies — and its companion podcast on iTunes(R).

As you will hear in this audio episode, Tee describes how he leveraged his background and talent as an actor, a book author, a science-fiction, non-fiction and fiction writer, a video editor, a voice-over artist and podcaster to become a celebrity with one of the first books on podcasting.

In fact, Tee was one of the first podcasters that created and implemented the model of having a COMPANION PODCAST. In 2006, this free companion podcast was available on iTunes.Not only did this promote the book, but it also delivered multiple printings for the book, and it had the sequel to the book selected from Wiley Publishing, Inc., Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies.

Tee describes his start into internet radio, then Podiobooks, and finally into podcasting. Not only was he a celebrity speaker at the early podcasting conferences and events, but he also was an award-winning podcaster for specific genres.

Tee also reflects how the podosphere has evolved in the last decade — from a community where free content was promoted to today’s monetization models in an industry.

He also explains his passion for podcasting, as well as why he will always continue to podcast.

Contact information

Tee Morris can be reached at:

tee @ teemorris.com [to prevent spam]

linkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/teemorris

web site:  www.teemorris.com

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Mar 19

43- Update on Podcast Movement Conference and Call for Speakers

In this brief episode, we will cover a short update on the upcoming Podcast Movement conference, scheduled in Fort Worth Texas at the Omni Hotel. Pre-conference events can start on July 30, 2015 and the conference ends on August 2, 2015.

Podcast Movement siteThe conference has added these programs, education and other events:

The Academy of Podcaster awards and the induction of the first group to the HALL OF FAME will occur on Friday, 31 July 2015. During this ceremony, the first two inductees will be Adam Curry and Leo Laporte. This is a FREE event, and the doors open at 5:00 p.m. Central time at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. (Note: the workshops and the conference sessions require a paid fee).

There are also some workshops that are being conducted (for a nominal fee) all day  before the formal beginning of the conference. So far, four are confirmed, and two others will be added later.

In addition, Meetups are welcomed, and you can schedule a meetup for your community of viewers, listeners and raving fans.

In addition, the conference is still on schedule to open on Friday, 31 July 2014, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth — and continue for the next two days.

And finally, the Call for Speakers has gone out. You can submit a form with your proposal, if you wish to be a speaker at the Conference. But the deadline to submit your application is April, 2015.

The summary of categories and the links are included, below.

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LINKS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE & EVENTS

(1) For information and registration for conducting meetups, please visit this link:

http://podcastmovement.com/session/dedicated-meetup-time-all-day-thursday/

 

(2) For information about the conference and schedule, and to register, select this link:

http://podcastmovement.com

 

(3) For information about submitting an application to be a speaker, select this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rT8-xgi6UmRAmiQ8ql6MdgoLVgEENa1mZdxDHCrcEGc/viewform

 

(4) For information about the workshops, select this link:

http://podcastmovement.com/session/

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Mar 10

42- From Paul Colligan’s book ‘HOW TO PODCAST’– a case study

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we deliver a chapter (really a case study) from the book by Paul Colligan titled:

How to Podcast 2015: 4 Simple Steps to Broadcasting Your Message to the Entire Connected Planet –Even if you don’t really know what Podcasting is.

HowtoPodcast on amazonThe book was actually released on 16 February 2015 in all the electronic and paperback formats.

This is an audio narration of the chapter of the case study. In the paperback edition of the book, this case study is told from pages 139 to 146. It is the story of Fred Castaneda — a New Media content creator and producer who is a podcaster, screencaster and video consultant for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.

The case study centers around how Fred makes his podcasts happen — of course, it is related to the 4 steps that Paul Colligan describes in creating, publishing and promoting podcast shows.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Fred has been podcasting since 2006, and the workflow and processes he adopted were from Scott Whitney’s podcast show in 2006 called Podcasting For Business. They were originally called “The 4 Ps of Podcasting.”

Although Fred had been publishing more than 14 podcast shows all at the same time in 2010, he has podfaded all but 7 of them today. There are several podcast shows for non-profit organizations (which are not in iTunes(R), as they are targeted for specific niches). But the key commercial podcasts are:

- Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts

- Podcast Reporter

- Struggling Entrepreneur

- Finance for Startups

- Gain Control of Your Day

- Boomers for Startups

and others.

This brief episode can give you an idea of the journey that Fred has traveled in the podosphere, and what some of the factors were for his success.

Our thanks to Paul Colligan for his content that includes this case study in his book.

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Mar 09

41- Update- Hall of Fame for Podcasters — and Bumpers

After having to go on a business trip that took over a week, I apologize to my listeners for my forced absence, and thus not publishing an episode before episode 40 (which was repurposed from an interview I did with Adam Curry).

In this episode, we discuss and bring you up to date with 4 key topics:

(1) The Academy of Podcaster Awards (and point you to an earlier episode where we interviewed Gary Leland, who gave us the details of this and the Hall of Fame);

(2) The first 2 inductees to the Hall of Fame for Podcasters — i.e., ADAM CURRY and Leo LaPorte;

(3) The availability of PODCAST ALLEY at New Media Expo in April, 2015 (i.e., what it is and where to go to sign up for free);

NOTE:

What we had planned to bring to you as an additional report was the topic of Twitter Bombing. However, this topic was completely and very well covered by both Dave Jackson in his School of Podcasting podcast episode, as well as Rob Walch in the podcast called The Feed. Thus, we will not re-invent the wheel, and we will cover bumpers for podcasts instead.

And lastly,

(4) The importance of Bumpers for your podcast episode, including:

- a Bumper for one of my podcasts, the Struggling Entrepreneur, by Leo LaPorte; and

- a discussion on bumpers from Tee Morris, from his Podcast show episodes of  Podcasting for Dummies — the Companion Podcast– with written permission from Tee Morris and Evo Terra, the authors of the original paperback book..

The reason why this podcast show is important is that Wiley Publishing, Inc., who owns the intellectual property for the DUMMIES series, saw success in this free companion podcast (which is still in iTunes(R) today) that they had another printing of the original 2006 book, originally titled as Podcasting for Dummies, as well as a follow-on book called Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. The original artwork is well known, and the companion podcast image in iTunes uses the same logo, but with the subtitle as “The Companion Podcast.” We thank Wiley Publishing, Inc., for their foresight and vision in fostering the creation of this companion podcast show and the publishing of these 2 books for the Podcasting Community, as well as their success for these published content pieces.Podcasting For Dummies bookCopyright (c) 2006-2015, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

You may contact Tee Morris via email at [tee @ teemorris.com] (to avoid spam)

You may contact Evo Terra via email at [evo @ shevo.wtf]  (to avoid spam)

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Mar 08

40- Adam Curry discusses podcast quality and New Media

This is repurposed content from the inaugural episode of Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts, and it delivers an interview with the “Podfather,” Adam Curry, who discusses New Media importance in the areas of podcasting and screencasting.

Adam Curry on wikipedia.org

This interview was conducted at the downtown Austin Hilton Hotel, where the noise was at a high level, but we found the quietest place to be in the business office just off the lobby. We apologize for the background noise and ambient sounds.

Around 2011, there was a movement from the New Media community of content creators to try to get bloggers to add Podcasting to their skills and join the podcasting community — mainly to grow their audience and add another channel for their content.

In 2014, the current movement is to try to get the podcasters to add screencasting to their skill-set — and vice-versa, get screencasters to add podcasting to their skills portfolio. The idea is to grow their audience and increase the possibilities of monetization, generate additional revenue streams and exploit new channels for content distribution.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Adam Curry discusses the models for podcasters and screencasters, as well as quality in the production of New Media content.

About Adam Curry:

Born in 1964, he is “on the cusp” of the Baby Boomer range, and is one of the “last of the official Baby-Boomers.” He also has had a history of financial success in making millions, then spending them all, and then finally of being an Entrepreneur that found happiness by living his passion as a “Government Legislation Analyst” in his latest business of podcasting with his show of No Agenda.

After over 7 years of building a loyal audience, he  has proven that the road to his full-time Entrepreneurship is with the business model which he has proven successful — known as the VALUE-FOR-VALUE model.

But to many others in the New Media arena, Adam Curry is also known as the “Pod-Father” –  since he and Dave Winer created the ability to implement successful podcasting. It was this breakthrough that allowed him to explore audio podcasting and create a show that still has a tremendous worldwide following of loyal listeners (known by Adam as “producers” — like the ones in the Hollywood model of entertainment).

This came after a career with MTV and broadcasting. His media experience saw him as part of Mevio.com, (previously known as Podshow) with different podcasts that he also started (like the Daily Source Code).

However, almost seven years ago, he started his flagship podcast show called NO AGENDA with his co-host, columnist John C. Dvorak. As an entrepreneur, he has developed the format and content of the show.

You will notice that Adam Curry has several “firsts” in his success as a full-time podcaster-entrepreneur:

(1) He provides docoumented deconstruction, information of value and entertainment;

(2) He created his own position and title as a Government Legislation Analyst. Yes, he actually READS, analyzes and deciphers each governmental bill, proclamation, executive order, and United Nations document–and he even highlights the pertinent sections that can provide you, the listener, with critical thinking and and intelligent basis for making decisions and being well-informed. The documents and other valuable information are part of his extraordinary show notes, which are free to the listener from his podcast web site.

(3) He has proven that his business model of VALUE-FOR-VALUE can be a successful one (and so far, a sustainable one) by building a loyal audience and receiving willing donations for the value that the audience receives.

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Copyright (C) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Adam Curry. All rights reserved.

Feb 20

39- Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame

In this episode, we interview Gary Leland, who describes the information and details about the newly-announced program called The Academy of Podcaster Awards and the Hall of Fame.

Academy of Podcaster Awards siteThis program will hold its first recognition event of these awards and the inductees of the Hall of Fame on the first day of the Podcast Movement Conference on 31 July 2015 at Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Hotel.

Announcement siteAs you will hear in this episode, Gary discusses how the program came about and the objectives of the awards, as well as the information about the Board, the Academy members and the eligibility for the awards and the Hall of Fame recognition.

Since this is the first year of this program, there will be room to grow and improve in the coming years.

Our thanks to Gary Leland for making a vision of these types of merited awards come true since his idea back in 2006.

About Gary Leland

Gary has been active for over 10 years in the Podosphere and was one of the very first podcasters. In addition to his Podcast Pickle directory and work with Podcast Island during the Second Life Program, he is also the current publisher of the quality app that is an electronic magazine for Podcasters called Podertainment.

Podertainment MagazineWe will be getting updates from Gary and the web site along the way at New Media Expo  in April, 2015, and afterwards in discussions leading up to the Podcast Movement Conference event and the ceremony on 31 July 2015.

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Jan 30

38- Virtual Event- Business Podcaster Summit – a review

In this audio episode, we deliver a review of the Business Podcaster Summit online conference — aka a Virtual Event — for podcasters who want to establish podcasting as a business or take their podcasts to the next level in monetization or profit strategies.

 As you will hear in this audio episode, this virtual event took place during the last two weeks of January, 2015. With a dozen sessions delivered by speakers chosen by two of the folks that started Podcast Movement (the conference), the topics ranged from Building Podcast Communities and Creating Mailing lists via Podcasting to Crowdfunding — and more.

I myself attended the conference online during the live presentations. I tried to get some of the materials, slides and download the audio episode and chatroom transcripts — although some of these were not readily available, even after a few days of the live session.

Overall, I feel that the summit provided great value to those who could not attend the previous Podcast Movement conference (or get the content from the virtual ticket) — as most of these selected speakers also spoke at the August, 2014, conference (many times with the same or related presentation). In fact, this review highlights what I considered the top 3 sessions.

Of course, even though there were only 12 sessions of 50 to 60 minutes each, an attendee always wishes that there had been more sessions — especially from well-known business successes and thought leaders with monetization in podcasting, such as Paul Colligan, Daniel J Lewis and others (whose absence was considerably noticed by experienced podcasters).

Indeed, for those who could not attend the live sessions, the replays have a web page for those paying customers — and as soon as they are available, they will add more value to the podcasters who want to consume the content from this virtual event.

It will be interesting to see the content and sessions from the upcoming Podcast Movement 2015 conference and the subsequent Business Podcaster Summit.

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Jan 23

37- Paul Colligan – early podcaster, Pundit and Author sees vision for podcasting

This audio episode of PODCAST REPORTER delivers the final installment episode of the mini-series that we have started in mid-year 2015, in which we interview those who were the early podcasters (who started podcasting in 2004 and 2005). In addition, this episode will be repurposed in other podcast shows (e.g., Struggling Entrepreneur, Boomers for Startups and Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts). This is following the method of ISYOT (“I see you out there”) that is mentioned during the interview.

Top among these early podcasters is Paul Colligan — someone who is not only a subject matter expert, but also a published author, public speaker, course-creator and educator, problem-solver, a trusted advisor, a thought leader, a visionary and luminary, as well as a pundit for the New Media space — including podcasting, videocasting (especially YouTube(R)) and other New Media content creation and delivery systems.

Paul has also been a mentor for various podcasters — including myself for the last 9 years.

Paul Colligan - public speaker As you will hear in this audio episode, Paul discusses his entry in 2004-2005 into the Podcasting space and the New Media Environment and his direction in making a business in this arena of content creation and delivery. He has never lost sight of “following your customers and delivering your MESSAGE” (i.e., content) to them in whatever channel or delivery method of consumption that they choose.

As a published author for both Podcasting and YouTube strategies, Paul is now working on his latest book titled–

How to Podcast: Broadcast Your Message in 4 Simple Steps to the World of Smartphones, Connected Cars, Tablets and more — Even if you don’t really know what Podcasting is.

Paul-Colligan-book-for-2015-2014-12-20_13-23-16This book is scheduled for launch in February-March of 2015 and will be a different type of writing than just a lot of technical hardware and software specifications and recommendations (which can become obsolete very quickly). Paul describes the purpose for his book and his unique style and content that it will contain — including some contributions from key podcasters with their stories of how they podcast. Also, Paul discusses the wealth of bonus material that will come with the book (which is worth a great deal, as they are current offerings today that will be available with the book). In addition, pre-orders are being accepted for those interested in getting a copy of it immediately upon availability in whatever format they choose from this link at amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/How-Podcast-Broadcast-Smartphones-Podcasting-ebook/dp/B00Q5V25RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422013566&sr=8-1&keywords=Paul+colligan+How+to+Podcast.

Paul also gives his ideas of podcasting in terms of whether it is an industry or just a community or just a vehicle for delivery.

And finally, Paul describes his current 2 podcast shows: The Podcast Report and Thinking Out Loud.

Paul’s information can be found at: http://www.PaulColligan.com

and speaking engagements can be booked at (503) 822-3486.

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Jan 07

36- Strategies in combining video, screencasts and podcasts – Dave Jackson discussion

In this episode, we have REPURPOSED a discussion from the podcast show called Skills In Screencasts and Podcasts.  It is about strategies to combine screencasting, audio podcasting and video for an entrepreneur business.

Key to this discussion is the description that Dave Jackson gives us about his business and multiple podcasts.  Dave is one of the very first podcasters in 2005, who is known as “The Podcast Coach” and headmaster of The School of Podcasting show and Premium Membership Site Program.

Dave Jackson on google+ hangout- combination strategy 13Dec14This discussion was recorded during Dave’s session of a google+ hangout (which he provides every Saturday morning at 10:30 Eastern time) called ASK THE PODCAST COACH. This is not only a live video-based google+ hangout on air, but also it is an audio podcast to which you can subscribe in iTunes(R).

ASK-the-Podcast-Coach-on-iTunesAs you will also hear in this audio episode, we also go into a discussion about how you, as a podcaster, screencaster or content creator can incorporate public info and published audio clips (such as from a podcast episode) to discuss themes, topics and issues that were previously talked about by a possible interviewee (but who may be unavailable — e.g., he may be so busy that this individual cannot participate in your show).

We take the example of Dave Jackson and his clip that was used in this episode — and then use this format to create content around the clip. For us, it is almost like having an interview without the interviewee in a live interview.

We also talked about free resources from Lon Naylor that are available from the link of LearnCamtasia.com:

Sign up for the FREE Screencaster’s Toolkit, which will contain:

- Ace the Audio screencast; and

- Video Settings in Plain English screencast

and other tools.

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Jan 04

35- Podcaster Virtual Event in January 2015- with a Special rate

In this episode, we deliver to you the news of a discounted rate for attending a live virtual event for Podcasters — the Business Podcaster Summit 2015.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we review briefly the differences between a live virtual event and a virtual ticket from a live conference. Then we proceed to give some details about the upcoming Business Podcaster Summit, and the special rate of attending for only $97 US dollars — good until 20 January 2015.

As you will hear in this audio episode, this program actually delivers the best of both worlds of a live event and virtual ticket to the podcaster audience — attending a live event in an online environment, as well as getting the replays of both the audio and video recordings from the virtual event (and even transcripts) after the event.

The EventBrite site provides the discount promo code of LIST50, as well as a list of the attendees for the event, and also a list of Q-and-A.

 The link for this is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-podcaster-summit-2015-online-podcast-conference-tickets-13358600935?discount=LIST50

As I mention in this audio episode, I do NOT have an affiliate link for this event. My recommendation is for podcasters who could not attend Podcast Movement Conference in August of 2014 and who did not get the virtual ticket. Because the speakers for this event are almost the same as key presenters at Podcast Movement earlier, this may bring some value to new or aspiring podcasters who want to monetize their shows.

I myself will be attending the event, and I will report on this Summit afterwards.

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