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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Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Paul Colligan of www.PaulColligan.com. All rights reserved.

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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Dec 26

34- Building a Podcast Brand in a niche market- Jason Bryant

As a very young man, Jason Bryant always wanted to be a sports broadcaster. In his youth, he acquired the skills and experience to pursue his dream. And with the advent of podcasting, he is accomplishing his dream as an entrepreneur while being fully engrossed in the world of college wrestling and sports podcasting.

Image-jason-bryant_HOFAs you will hear in this audio interview, Jason Bryant is the founder of the show called Mat Talk Online. In addition, Jason has also created his own podcast network with seven podcast shows — all within his niche of sports podcasts, especially wrestling. The network can be located at:  www.mattalkonline.com.

MatTalkOnline-podcast-shows-2014-12-23_15-19-37Jason’s experience in the sphere of wresting also shows his credentials:

- President, National Wrestling Media Association;

- former NWMA Wrestling BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR;

- former W.I.N. Magazine Wrestling JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR;

- former AWN Bob Dellinger WRESTLING WRITER OF THE YEAR.

His small business that he started rather recently brings in revenue with the offerings and services which he provides to his customers, the schools with wrestling programs.

A family man with his wife and young child, he is struggling at this time to strengthen his brand building with awareness, as well as delivering proofs-of-concept to his network of contacts (which he develops, nurtures and engages with professionalism).

As you will also note in this audio episode, Jason has been successful without having to go the route of a formal business plan. Indeed, he does have his self-developed  “marketing kit” which he uses to prepare the engagement of new clients to his programs.

And even though the road may be filled with all sorts of related opportunities, it is clear that his passion for sports broadcasting in the wresting arena (i.e., the wresting “mat”) will not be diluted by chasing after other types of “distractions.” That is, he has no plans to start a podcast about podcasting or other topics that may have become saturated in the podosphere.

However, he does consider himself a mentor that will talk to others interested in the niche and technology, and he will offer his counsel and advice, just to help out and “give back” to the podcast community. But his direction is to stay firm on the road of podcasting for his clients and to stay on the wrestling “mat.”

Image-Mattalkonline-mto-itunesYou can contact Jason Bryant at:

- email:  jason@mattalkonline.com

- twitter:  @jasonmbryant and also @mattalkonline

- telephone:  cell => 612-812-5983 and skype studio => 651-315-6171

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Dec 20

33- Colligan’s upcoming book and Podcast Virtual Conferences and Virtual tickets

In this episode, we have two topics:

I. HOW TO PODCAST — A Book by Paul Colligan coming in February of 2015

Paul Colligan pre-launches his new book called “HOW TO PODCAST: 4 Simple Steps to Broadcasting Your Message To Smartphones, Connect Cars, Tablets, Televisions And More”

Paul-Colligan-book-for-2015-2014-12-20_13-23-16Paul is encouraging podcasters to submit the methods which they use to create and publish and promote podcasts. He is basing the first 4 chapters of his book on his 4 simple steps:  (1) Create digital media; (2) Put it online; (3) Get it podcast-ready; and (4) Tell the world.

And the next several chapters will deal with case studies of podcasters (who submitted their workflow details to Paul) and how they created and published their podcasts.

You can find out more details at www.ThePodcastReport.com. 

Refer to episode 26 and 27.

The book is going to go live in February of 2015. There was a special price of 99 cents in December when the announcement was made. Paul mentioned that he was going to offer the book at special prices again in the future. And in some live events, Paul intends to deliver the book for very little or no charge.

Of course, this reporter will review the book when it is published, and there will be a special episode that will deliver the information to you, our audience.

II.  Podcasting Live Conferences, Virtual Conferences and Virtual Tickets

The second part of the episode deals with the description, comparison and contrast of the following types of podcasting events:

(1) Live inbound conferences:

Examples are:

New Media Expo (NMX) and Podcast Movement

(2) Live inbound unconference:

Examples are:

PODCAMPS, FreelanceCamp, WordCamp, CareerCamp, ProductCamp, etc.

(3) Live Virtual Conference:

An example is:

Business Podcasters Summit

(4) Live Virtual un-conference

PODCAMP CITY ONLINE, 2007

(5) Virtual ticket:

Examples are:

New Media Expo (NMX)  and  PODCAST MOVEMENT

As you will hear in this podcast episode, when you, as a podcaster, prepare to deliver a presentation at a live event that provides recordings later on in the form of a virtual ticket, you should prepare for delivery to both the live audience sitting in front of you in the breakout session room; and also to the virtual ticket audience that will consume the video of your session several weeks or months later.

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Dec 01

32- Interview with Doug Welch – “Podcasting Pioneer” & early podcaster

In our final stage of our mini-series of interviews with the earliest of podcasters, we deliver an interview with Baby Boomer Douglas E. Welch — of the very first podcasters (with the nickname of “PODCAST PIONEER”) in the podosphere (since September, 2004). He was also one of the very first New Media content producers who standardized in (1) repurposing content from a written column or blog: and (2) using screencasts to provide additional value to all 6 of his early podcast shows; and (3) taking a lead in organizing virtual events in the Bar-Camp style of un-conferences.

Douglas had his first podcast, Career Opportunities, and then added 5 more shows to become a prolific podcaster in multiple genres — from business, careers, gardening, finance, and high-tech discussions.

His current podcasts are available for subscription at www.DouglasEWelch.com.

His background is creative and not conventional — he was a THEATER major in college, but he was successful as an Entrepreneur for many years with his freelance computer-and-LAN installation-and-support business.

As you will hear in this audio episode, crawling under tables and desks to install or unclog the coils of cable that grow in IT locations was something less than desirable. So he decided to go into helping others with counsel, advice, public speaking, presentations and consulting for New Media, including screencasting, podcasting, video, blogging and other New Media areas. In addition, he is the author of 5 published books on amazon.com and other publishers.

Doug Welch as an author

Doug continues to be a driving force in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California with his own “Tribe” called New Media Interchange.

If you wish to contact Doug, please visit http://www.DouglasEWelch.com

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

Nov 18

31- Podcast Platform Audello reviewed by 2 podcasters & a screencaster

Product platforms for podcasting and content creation and publishing have been around for a while. Case in point is the old Podomatic.com site, where a template-driven or wizard-like process allowed a novice user to record audio content, then produce and publish a podcast episode very easily — although there were drawbacks later with portability and management. So these all-in-one platforms are not a new idea, as they originally have been available since 2007.

In this episode, we focus on reviews and opinions from two podcasters and a screencaster about early experiences with the newly available Podcasting platform called Audello.

Audello Reviews-DJL-n-DJ

The podcasters involved are:

(1) Dave Jackson from www.SchoolOfPodcasting.com, who discussed his negative audello experiences, and from whom we have several audio clips, as well as a link to a video which he published on YouTube:

- Select this link to view the video on YouTube from Dave Jackson;

- Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello with first looks after installation and use (after video);

- Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello in post-launch and availability;

- Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello during the pre-launch period;

- Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello from a discussion during www.askthepodcastcoach.com;

and

(2) Daniel J Lewis from www.TheAudacityToPodcast.com, who delivered a more objective review (which he called “honest”) from his experiences:

- Select this link to go to The Audacity to Podcast blog site, and

then select episode 199;

- Select this link to listen to the review by Daniel J Lewis.

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Also, Lon Naylor from www.LearnCamtasia.com, www.ScreencastStudios.com, www.podcastingforscreencasters.com and www.ScreencastProfits.com delivered some experiences with audello at the following links:

- Select this link to listen to Lon Naylor about audello experiences during the pre-launch period;

- Select this link to view the video where Lon Naylor describes his pre-launch experiences about audello.

Lon Naylor - success in screencasting

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Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation, Dave Jackson of www.schoolofpodcasting.com, Daniel J Lewis of www.theaudacitytopodcast.com and Lon Naylor of www.screencastweekly.com. All rights reserved.

Oct 26

30- CoachZing interview by Doug Foresta examines Podcast monetization

The CoachZing Show is a podcast series, available on iTunes(R) and other directories, which delivers interviews with entrepreneurs, coaches, therapists, authors and speakers — to discover tips and techniques for effective content creation and marketing. It is available on iTunes and other directories, and it is a free podcast show.

Doug Foresta is the interviewer and host of this podcast show.

In this episode, we have a repurposed interview — as it is originally published by CoachZing.com. The reason why we deliver it in entirety and unedited as the final mp3 file published by CoachZing is that the person being interviewed is Fred Castaneda, who is also the host of The Struggling Entrepreneur podcast and the Podcast Reporter podcast (just 2 of the current active 8 shows).

As you will hear in this audio episode, Doug discusses the potential mistakes of content creators in the world of New Media and podcasting. He also discovers some of the strategies for entrepreneurs to make podcasting a successful tool as part of their marketing. They can do this by generating revenue streams by adding podcasting to their marketing.

 

 We thank Doug for his interview and we know it will provide value to the aspiring entrepreneurs who deal with content creation.

 

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Copyright (c) 2014, Doug Foresta and www.coachzing.com and Fred Castaneda of www.strugglingentrepreneur.com and podcastreporter.com. All rights reserved.