Sep 30

23- National Podcast Day — reflections and perspectives

This podcast episode reviews the events and activities of the 30th of September of 2014, known as NATIONAL PODCAST DAY or NPD (www.NationalPodcastDay.com). The following sections describe the activities which this Podcast Reporter attended and/or in which he participated.

National Podcast Day Proclamation

 The morning session was a live stream, hosted by Steven Lee and his son, Dave. Also among the podcast co-hosts were Daniel J. Lewis and Nick Seuberling. There was also a very active chat room which had some interesting visitors, among whom was Paul Colligan of The Podcast Report show. The main topics were discussed were the history of podcasting and some content and events discussions.

We are grateful to Steven Lee for getting this event scheduled and completed for this day about Podcasting. Our thanks go to him for this streaming event.

Toward the end of this 2-hour session, Steven Lee read the official Proclamation for National Podcast Day from his local government of Tehacapi in California.

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 NPD event:  Organizers live stream acknowledge Adam Curry

During the live stream hosted by the NPD organizers, Steven Lee mentioned the feeds information from the PODFATHER, Adam Curry:

Select this link to listen to the NPD team highlight Adam Curry’s feeds.

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Daniel J Lewis: Google Hangout on Podcasting

In addition to the live stream, at midday, Pacific time, Daniel J. Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast hosted a 2-hour google hangout for podcasters to gather together electronically and talk about ANYTHING PODCASTING. Questions were asked and answered, and a live chat room contained a lot of activity.

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Dave Jackson: Podcasting Meetup in Ohio

Since Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting is the organizer of the Cleveland Podcasters Meetup, he scheduled his session with his group in person at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. Within a half hour, they would then be part of the Podcasters Roundtable google hangout on air.

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Podcasters Roundtable with the National Podcast Day team

So far, for the past several “rounds” of the Podcasters Roundtable google hangout, Ray Ortega has been consistent in his schedule for this gathering of podcasters. At this round (number 36), the team of National Podcast Day was invited to be the panelists in a celebration and discussion of National Podcast Day.

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Paul Colligan:  Free Webcast – How to Podcast

 And to close out the evening with National Podcast Day activities, Paul Colligan of The Podcast Report had an evening webcast with the theme of How to Podcast.

In addition, during the day, Paul Colligan was selling his book on www.amazon.com of THE PODCAST REPORT (episodes 1-15) for 99 cents for non-members of the special amazon.com groups. However, on 1 October 2014, Paul will make this Kindle book free.

[Note: As a matter of fact, this Podcast Reporter purchased it early in the day.]

This was a special promo by Paul to promote his podcast and monetize his ebook from his repurposed podcast episodes. We will be doing a cross-promotion with Paul and his podcast show soon in this series of PodcastReporter.com.

During the webcast, Paul focused on how a podcaster can do so for free using tools like Auphonic and a Smart Phone and some software that he uses. In fact, he published an episode of his other podcast called Thinking Out Loud in a live environment — that is, “live within live.”

.Paul then delivered some suggestions for the podcasters who submitted questions on the chat — ranging from creating your avatar when you plan your podcast to monetization strategies for revenue streams. He also described the six pillars of podcasting within his program called the Podcast Expert Blueprint. The latter is a high-cost program which he has been implementing for other audiences, but he welcomed his audience to check it out, as well.

You can go to the replay of the webcast by selecting the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV7cm1ll7Nw&feature=em-subs_digest

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As a result, the success of National Podcast Day was to create awareness and synergize the community of Podcasting. Steve Lee did a great job in making the Day a reality.

Now, there are many ideas resulting with suggestions for next year’s National Podcast Day — even a recommendation to have the day announced, celebrated and proclaimed in the US Government (as many communities and organizations have done, and are doing so, every day). However, that would take about 10 months of work from organizers and lobbyists in Washington to prepare, nurture, promote and complete. Although I have seen it done before in the non-profit organization environment, it required a lot of time, management, patience, negotiating and lobbying to make it happen.

If the organizers wish to have this aggressive goal reached for the Podcasting community (or, if you will, the Industry), then the work has to start about now and continue for the rest of this year and most of the next.

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Sep 25

22- Early Podcaster Mike Dell with his book, “NO BS Guide to Podcasting”

In this interview with Mike Dell, we see how one of the earliest podcasters started as a hobby-podcaster, but then went into the area of technical support for Blubrry of Raw Voice by giving help to other podcasters.

In addition to podcasting, Mike Dell is a specialist in ham radio communications, having written a book on this specialty and developed a podcast for it, as well.

Some of the podcasts that he has started since 2005 (and some have podfaded) are:

Mike Dell’s World (previously known as The Benzoid Report);

What’s Up with That?

The Ham Radio Podclass;

Strange Today;

Aviation History Today and

Aviation History This Week;

Geek of the North;

Podcast Help Desk; and

The Traverse City Podcast (launching soon — a local podcast);

and also has been a guest host on Geek News Central. He has a couple of upcoming podcasts that will be launching soon. He does his own show about podcasting.

As a matter of fact, he is writing a book on podcasting. He will be changing the title to something more appropriate soon, but he initially called it The NO BS Guide to Podcasting: Learn to Podcast Without Making The Mistakes Yourself.

 You can contact Michael Dell at www.mikedell.com

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Sep 20

21- iOS8 and a Free book of THE PODCAST REPORT from Paul Colligan

This brief episode discusses information about the new iOS8 system for Apple(R) devices. It also gives details about a FREE book from Paul Colligan.

 Why iOS8 is important for Podcasters

In episode 14 (published on 16 September 2014) of Paul Colligan’s podcast show called The Podcast Report, the interview conducted with Rob Walch of Libsyn.com deals with the announcement and availability of iOS8 for Apple(R) iOS8 devices — but more important, the focus is WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR CURRENT OR ASPIRING PODCASTERS.

As you may know, the Podcast App is natively included with the iOS8 system software on iOS8 devices — and it cannot be deleted. Thus, discovery of podcasts will be easier.

There is also some hints and tips of Mobile Apps for your podcasts, as well as some caveats for artwork in iTunes, storage sizes and limitations of which podcasters may not be aware. And there is much more — we recommend that you listen to this 27-minute episode.

In addition, Paul Colligan is offering his book called The Podcast Report With Paul Colligan Transcripts – Episodes 1-15: Complete Transcripts And Mindmaps From The Podcast Report With Paul Colligan [Kindle Edition].”

The Details about the Free Book from Paul Colligan:

The information from Paul Colligan’s weekly email “news-communication” to his community is called “Heads Up Tuesday – So Much Podcasting Stuff”:

This is an odd request – but PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS BOOK!

And, may I feature your Podcast in this book? If you have learned something from The Podcast Report, please respond below with that you’ve learned, what you think of the show, and give me a link to your Podcast. The beauty of Kindle is that I can put as many of you in there as I want to.

Remember, my last Podcast book went to #1 in 7 countries, so …

Why not buy this book? On September 30, I’m going to make it available for free on ‪#‎PodcastDay‬ as part of the KDP Select program at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NLMSQBO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NLMSQBO&linkCode=as2&tag=colligancom-20&linkId=LABQFHCOUUQBHQHD

The complete transcripts, mindmaps and more from the Podcast Report with Paul Colligan. Topics covered include: What Has Changed In Podcasting Since…
[By the way, in episode 14 of his podcast, above, Paul mentions that his birthday is 17 September. Congratulations, Paul, as one of the early podcasters since 2005]

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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/

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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

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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.

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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/

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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

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