Sep 19

Bonus Episode 7- Podcast awards and NMX update

 Annual Podcast Awards Update — “Under new management”

 An announcement came out recently from both the NMX team, as well as a video from Todd Cochrane about the upcoming Annual Podcast Awards — which have recently been given as part of the schedule for NMX 2013 and NMX 2014.

However, the Awards event has been transferred to the NMX team, starting in April of 2015 at the upcoming NMX 2015 event.

To find out more about the Awards announcement directly from the NMX team, as well as seeing the video created by Todd Cochrane, select this link.

Podcaster Alert: Call for Speakers at NMX 2015

 The call for speakers at NMX 2015 is official, and it is available as a form online for any podcaster, screencaster, blogger, video producer or content creator. It would be wise to submit your application early. And this year, the evaluator of the submitted applications will be different than before.

 

You can sign up to be a speaker at NMX 2015 by going to the following link:

https://blogworldexpo.wufoo.com/forms/nmx-speaker-proposal-2015/

_________________________________

And finally, we have a quick reminder that September 30th will have a couple of events for podcasters:

(1) National Podcast Day:  this event will be celebrated, and there are resources to help you join and participate in its celebration. For more information, you can go to the link at:

www.NationalPodcastDay.com

(2) Free webcast for podcasters on “how to podcast” from Paul Colligan. You can get to the video of this free webcast at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7cm1ll7Nw

____________________________________

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Sep 18

Bonus Episode 6- Paul Colligan on Apple’s announcement and a FREE webcast

This brief episode will focus on 2 items:

- What the Apple(R) announcement means to podcasters today; and

- An upcoming free webcast on how to podcast.

These are both from Paul Colligan — a name who is a luminary, thought leader and pundit in the podcasting space, as well as the YouTube video space. He has his own podcasts in the podosphere — in addition to his current podcast show, Thinking Out Loud, he has a recent addition called The Podcast Report (not to confuse it with www.PodcastReporter.com).

Episode13- The Podcast Report

1. The Apple(R) announcement of 9 September 2014

In episode 13 of Paul Colligan’s The Podcast Report, we get Paul’s perspectives on what the April 9, 2014, announcement from Apple(R) means to podcasters, especially in the area of monetization. He focuses on getting away from the old method of making money with your podcast, and he has cases in point with today’s celebrities.

To get the 10-minute summary and perspectives from Paul, you can go to the web site of www.ThePodcastReport and listen to episode 13 — or better yet, we encourage you to subscribe to his podcast on iTunes(R).

2. A FREE Webcast from Paul Colligan on 30 September 2014

In his weekly New Media “newscast email” called HEADS UP TUESDAY, Paul Colligan announced that he will be doing a FREE Live Webcast on “How to Podcast.”

The free event will be around 8pm or 9pm Eastern time on 30 September 2014. You can go to the event at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7cm1ll7Nw

and Paul is soliciting feedback, as well. If there is anything you want to make sure that he covers on the LIVE event, you can post it in the comments at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7cm1ll7Nw

 Cross-promotion with Paul Colligan

 Finally, we wanted to thank Paul for giving the podcast show at

www.PodcastReporter.com

a 60-second promotion on his episode 13 of The Podcast Report  (at the end of the episode).

We will be reciprocating in a future episode and give Paul his message as part of our cross-promotion. This is a great and courteous practice for podcasters to alert their audiences of valuable content that is complimentary to their own topics and themes.

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved. References to Paul Colligan are from his main site at www.PaulColligan.com. Apple and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

Sep 16

20- Tips for Podcasters on BEING INTERVIEWED – from Max Flight

This episode is repurposed from its original posting on Max Flight’s previous podcast show called Podcasting Passion, episode 17.

There are plenty of episodes and posts in the podosphere that deliver advice about what you, as a podcaster, need to know about conducting interviews when you are interviewing other podcasters.

However, this episode is directed for podcasters about interviewing — but not for you, as a podcaster, to interview other podcasters. Rather, it is directed for you, as a podcaster, on being interviewed.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Max Flight goes through several sections about his perspective and planning for being interviewed by another podcaster — with hints and tips — from his experience where he was an interviewee on a podcast show called The Struggling Entrepreneur (episode number 178).

For example, he talks about pre-interview communication, then the actual release for the interviewer and the recording of the interview. He finishes his episode with some suggestions for post-interview actions — such as reviewing the final mp3 from the interviewer and providing head-shot images to the show host.

Also, it is not just luck that provides the formula for success. For podcasters, the path includes hard work, good equipment, total dedication to quality, and the planning and execution of the tasks of starting a business. The path to pursue usually includes the stages of successfully becoming:

- a subject-matter expert; then

- a solution provider who delivers offerings to a target audience; then

- a trusted advisor to a loyal and growing audience; and finally

- a thought leader in the community or field of interest (in this case, podcast consulting and training).

By the way, episode 178 on The Struggling Entrepreneur can be reached at this link:

http://strugglingentrepreneur.com/2012/04

About Max Flight

Max Flight is a success story of a part-time Entrepreneur and hobby-preneur that entered an environment that most people described as “saturated” — especially when his revenue streams started as sponsors and advertisers that had come to him, asking to be on his web site. In 2012, he had several podcast shows that included airplane and flight podcasts, as well as one that was directed to podcasters.

Max Flight - a success story as a podcaster

Max Flight is a mature individual who wanted to complete his career while being a “hobby-preneur” that has a passion for podcasting. He started with his interest in aviation. Since 1996, he had a web site with an aviation directory at the web site called Thirty thousandfeet. He also has a podcast called AirplaneGeeks.com.

Calling himself both an “advanced professional” and an “audio perfectionist,” Max Flight devotes himself to helping others in the area of producing high quality audio podcasts. He himself has good equipment in his home studio, and he provides high-quality audio advice and content to aspiring podcasters.

Although many would have told him time and time again that this market for podcasting services and podcast instruction and podcast education is “saturated,” he proceeded in spite of the warnings, and his is a success story, both in terms of financial success and career success for a post-retirement option.

To communicate with Max Flight, you can go to the web site of

http://www.airplanegeeks.com/contact-us/

______________

Select this link if you wish to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Sep 03

19- Skills in Screencasting for Podcasters – with Lon Naylor

We deliver an interview with Lon Naylor, known to many as “Mr. Learn Camtasia.” He is a professional content creator, with specialties in video and screencasting — especially with PowerPoint(R) and Camtasia Studio(R).

In this episode, Lon and Fred discuss the benefits, the value, the opportunities and the possibilities of monetization when New Media entrepreneurs gain the skills in both podcasting and screencasting. They even go into the environment for mobile apps.

Lon Naylor - success in screencastingAs you will hear in this audio episode, Lon describes the benefit of ‘repurposing your content’ — especially since the audio portion of your content creation has been done. Fred goes into the benefits of creating additional revenue streams and ultimately creating a mobile app derived from your current delivered in either a podcast or screencast.

In continuing with Lon Naylor’s practice of providing free and helpful resources, we will be delivering to you with each episode a tip, a hint, a brief tutorial that can help the screencaster and podcaster in the pursuit of gaining the additional skills needed to increase their portfolio, and therefore grow their audience in a new channel and platform.

You are highly encouraged to review, consume and listen to episode 2 and episode 3 of this podcast show of Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts. These episodes will give you a better idea of the ability to generate additional revenue streams with screencasting (for the podcaster), as well as a behind-the-scenes look to make a podcast for screencasters.

You may contact these podcast show co-hosts in these ways:

- For Lon Naylor, he can be reached at:

sites:  www.LearnCamtasia.com and ScreencastStudios.com

- For Fred Castaneda, he can be reached at:

sites:  www.PodcastReporter.com and www.StrugglingEntrepreneur.com.

- for electronic mail:

email:  ThePodcastReporter@gmail.com

and  SkillsInScreencastsAndPodcasts@gmail.com

 Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (C) 2014, Matrix Solutions corporation, Lon Naylor of screencaststudios.com and PodcastReporter.com. All rights reserved.

PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Camtasia Studio is a registered trademark of TechSmith Corporation. LearnCamtasia is a trademark of www.LearnCamtasia.com.

Aug 29

18- New Media Expo aligns with NAB in April of 2015

New Media Expo (NMX) for 2015 has been announced for Las Vegas in April of 2015 — but better yet, NMX is now aligned with the NAB show for the same time frame (April 13-16, 2015).

There are specials now at the web site. You can get the VIP access for $597  or the CONTENT CREATOR access for $297 (as of the publishing of this post). In addition, you can get exhibits-only passes at no charge by going to the website at:

http://nmxlive.com/2015-lv/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out great details of the alignment of New Media Expo with the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show from 13-16 April 2015 in an hour-long interview with the NMX owner, Rick Calvert, in episode 57 of The New Media Show with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee, published on 23 August 2014, or go to these links:

- on iTunes(R), it is at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-media-show/id392545647?mt=2

- or go to the web site for the podcast show at:

http://www.newmediashow.com.

You can hear in the interview with Todd Cochrane about the changes and the new benefits for the alignment and what it means for podcasters.

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Aug 28

17- Interview with early podcaster and “Chief Disruption Officer” – Evo Terra

This is an interview with one of the keynote speakers from the first annual Podcast Movement Conference, Evo Terra. However, Evo has been one of the earliest podcasters, a Podiobooks producer, a blogger, an author, a public speaker — and now he gives himself the title of being a “Chief Disruption Officer” of www.bigbounce.co.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Evo describes what he means by “disruption” — as he stated in his keynote address at the recent Podcast Movement conference.

Evo also gives his perspectives of podcasting — but neither as an industry nor a community. He also delivers his views of where podcasting may be going, and how disruption can be a variable that can lead to innovation and success.

As you will hear in this audio episode, he is currently the “Chief Disruption Officer” at Big Bounce. He is also assisting startups to become COMPANIES with their direction, offerings and products that are DISRUPTIVE.

 About Evo Terra:

Evo Terra has led innovative and disruptive strategies for 20 years. In business, he’s launched and managed enterprise-level commerce platforms and directed international agency teams. As an educator, he’s hosted nationally syndicated radio programs, authored many instructional books, and is a nationally known speaker. As an entrepreneur, he’s launched many startups, all with varying degrees of success. Through it all, Evo stays focused on emerging trends, the impact of science on on society, and the importance of critical thinking.

Check out Big Bounce Online
Connect with Evo Terra on Twitter

Evo Terra was also a keynote speaker at the Podcast Movement conference:

PodcastMovement2014Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Aug 26

16- National Podcast Day — Interview with Steve Lee

For podcasters, there is a movement that started which will celebrate a proclamation for a NATIONAL PODCAST DAY — on 30 September 2014. We deliver an interview with the Chairman of the National Podcast Day committee, Steve Lee, who is a podcaster himself (and has been podcasting for the past seven years).

As you will hear in this audio episode, we discuss the origin of the movement, the members of the committee for this National Podcast Day, the upcoming publication and web site with a newsletter, as well as other planned supporting activities and events.

Most important, we also discuss why podcasters should be involved and interested, and what they can do to promote the awareness of this upcoming special day.

About Steve Lee:

SteveLee

Steve is the Director of Announce Solutions. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as an IT Consultant for such companies as, Computer Sciences Corporation, Modern Technologies Inc., International Consultants and IBM. Steve is also the owner of an IT consulting firm, Waves of Tech, along with NetCast Studio Productions , Two Thumbs Up Media, Prescott Logistics and Building Market Place.  Steve is also the innovator behind the upcoming National Podcast Day.

 Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Aug 25

Bonus Episode 5 – Podcaster becomes Change Agent – Case study – Dave Jackson

In addition to being a podcaster, Dave Jackson has become a successful and beneficial CHANGE AGENT in podcasting — he is a success story, which is also the case study for this episode.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Dave Jackson (from the School of Podcasting show) did not plan or set out to be a change agent. He merely told the facts from his experience in helping other podcasters fix their situation and get away from Blog Talk Radio. He has always been vocal about the shortcomings of Blog Talk Radio, and he has been giving constructive criticism by voicing his opinion.

Instead of a confrontation, Dave was thanked by a representative from Blog Talk Radio for his constructive criticism, and now the program is on its way to being improved (of course, with Dave providing review and oversight responsibility).

As you will hear Dave in this audio interview state that not only the podcasting community wins — but everybody wins.

If you want to hear his interview with the representative from Blog Talk Radio, it is episode 422 at http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/422. You can also look at the archives at the School of Podcasting and go to the epiosde in the March-April, 2011, time frame called “Voicing Your Opinion.”

Also, Dave shares with us his perspectives of delivering content with factual comparisons of programs, products, offerings or shows that need improvement, as well as recommendations for improvements. Political correctness should be avoided, even if to avoid “hurting someone’s feelings.” Otherwise, the podcaster who needs help may not even be aware of the problems that exist — and so how can they be fixed?

 About Dave Jackson:

Dave Jackson is the man behind the School of Podcasting (the original website that teaches people how to podcast). He has been podcasting since 2005 and has over 1000 episodes under his belt. He has been teaching people technology in an fun an entertaining fashion for over 20 years. He has numerous podcast award nominations, and speaks at events all over the country.

He also has a FREE interactive session on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time called Ask the Podcast Coach. Here, Dave will take live calls by telephone and address their questions. In addition, the chat room is very lively, informative and mutually helpful. This live session (on both google hangout and Mixlr) is also recorded and is available as a podcast on iTunes, and it is called Ask the Podcast Coach.

Check out School of Podcasting Online
Connect with Dave Jackson on Twitter

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in another window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Aug 24

15- Interview at Podcast Movement Conference – Authority Engine

 At the Podcast Movement conference, we interviewed Ben Krueger of The Authority Engine program. As you will hear in this audio episode, he describes his involvement with podcasting, his offerings and his success.

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in a separate window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Aug 22

Bonus Episode 4- Updated Review – one month later- PodMovU

This Podcast Reporter’s perspective is the second review of www.podmov.com, or PodMov University, which went live on 15 July 2014. The review is one month later, on 19 August 2014 — and the results are very disappointing.

PodMov-welcome screen- 15July2014

 

Let me first say that this Podcast Reporter was one of the early customers to sign up for this program when it was announced. With great expectations from the hype and promises of this program, this Podcast Reporter even contributed some content (which is now included in what is classified as an “Expert Tutorial”) and hoped that this program would succeed, both as a paying customer and as a donor and contributor.

This second look at this site, which is a premium offering from the “faculty” of this program, examines the navigation, the features, the sections in the dashboard — and whether or not they meet the expectation of value that was promised to those who signed up for a paid monthly fee.

As you will hear in this audio episode, unfortunately, the value was not delivered — and the episode tells you why.

With hopes that this offering gets fixed, the only recommendation that this Podcast Reporter can make is that you should probably stay away from this fee offering and look at better alternatives like:

- Dave Jackson’s School of Podcasting (which is also cheaper on a year’s subscription);

- John Lee Dumas and his Podcasters’ Paradise; or

- Daniel J Lewis’s Podcast Master Class.

However, if you wish to get FREE resources that are much better than PodMov.com and deliver a richer experience and greater value, then you should consider:

- Dave Jackson’s ASK THE PODCAST COACH on Saturday mornings, with live call-in from the audience and also live demonstration to answer a question on a google hangout;

or

- The Podcasters Community on google+.

Our next and final review of this PodMov.com program will be in about 4 to 5 weeks, to see if any of the situations mentioned in the audio episode are, indeed, fixed or not.

PodMov.com classroom screen-23Aug2014-at-1106hrs

Select this link to listen to the audio episode in a separate window.

Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.