Apr 18

81- First raw looks at Podcasts on Google Play Music

In this episode, this Podcaster delivers a “first looks” at the Podcast listing and directory in Google Play Music — and how the user would discover and select and consume a podcast episode from the lists of podcasts.

Since I had 5 podcast shows uploaded to this program, I took a look at several of the episodes from several of the shows — so that we can understand the interface and the results of listening to the episode with the type of quality provided. The last part is important, because of the re-encoding that google does for each episode.

Google Play Music Podcast listingAlthough this is a first-glimpse of this system, it is evident to me that the re-encoding may cause unexpected results that may be sensitive in some browsers for replay (like Firefox).

However, when we tested the playback using the link within the chrome browser, we found no problems at all. It played as it should have.

Perhaps there were other compatibility issues with browsers other than chrome?

The audio episode delivers a first-hand audio test of the quality (especially in speed) of the playback when the system plays the audio for the listener.

We hope that any startup problems will be fixed by google in the near future, as now podcasts will be available for all platforms, and our audience participation will grow.

 

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Jan 04

72- Podcasters and Entrepreneurs face issues with interviews in 2016

In this episode, we discuss issues facing Entrepreneurs and podcasters in 2016 about interviews for podcast shows and entrepreneur interviewees.

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400As you will hear in this audio episode, the main themes discussed are:

1.  Issues with common courtesy and reciprocity for interviews with podcasters;

2.  The possible growth of the practice of charging money from entrepreneurs by podcasters, so that the latter may interview the former in a podcast episode (for audience growth, awareness and exposure). There is a reference to discussion with an individual who is a present-day case-in-point;

and

3. The possible future practice of compliance with interview protocol and fee structure — very much like the FTC compliance regulations for disclosure when receiving benefits, testimonials,etc.

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As you will hear in this audio episode, Daniel J Lewis of the podcast show, THE AUDACITY TO PODCAST, is a case-in-point of a podcaster who walked-the-walk, and not just talked-the-talk. His actions proved that he was courteous by reciprocating interviews with your humble host and narrator.

Daniel J Lewis delivers courtesy

Also, in his January 4, 2016, episode of the podcast show called THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING, Dave Jackson interviews a podcaster that is charging over $57.00 dollars (USD) for interviewing an entrepreneur who is requesting to be an interviewee in a podcast episode.

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Dec 22

71- Perspectives on Podcast Conferences – 2016 and beyond

This end-of-year episode delivers a Podcaster’s perspectives for Podcast Conferences for upcoming 2016 — and beyond.

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The eight main “conferences” or “meetings” for Podcasters (and, to some extent, New Media Professionals) are:

New Media Expo (aka NMX)

Podcast Movement (aka PM)

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB)

Podfest Florida or Podfest Tampa

LA Podfest

Podcamps

Local Podcast Meetups (via www.meetup.com)

Each of these are mentioned. There is also a backstory to the change of preferences for the value of these conferences, and a hint of some issues that may be haunting some of the more successful shows that delivered value at one time to the podcasting community.

From the large national conferences (like NMX and Podcast Movement), we also deliver some perspectives on the REGIONAL and local podcast conferences, meetups and Podcamps. I myself will deliver my perspectives, since I have been a speaker at the main national conferences, as well as a Podcast Meetup Organizer and a speaker at many Podcamps.

Finally, I apologize to all my listeners, since I had a forced absence due to not only technical problems and a failure and replacement of my main system for podcasting, but also for being caught up with a bed-ridden flu and bronchitis that rendered me unable to deliver any value to you, my audience.

To all of you, I wish you a happy holiday season and a bright next year for your success as a New Media Professional and podcaster.

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Nov 01

68- Google announces Podcast support — where is the info

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400In this dated episode, we deliver a summary of the announcement by Google to finally support podcasts, and we also have links to key resources that give you the details and what they mean to you, as a Podcaster.

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As you will hear in this brief bonus episode, you can get a good summary and most of the key information from Ray Ortega in his bonus episode of The Podcasters Studio at www.thepodcastersstudio.com.

In addition, Ray’s podcast episode has links to the episode in which Rob Walch of The Feed podcast show interviews Elias Roman, the manager of the Google Project.

And here are other resources that are mentioned, either with links or by name:

(1) Daniel J Lewis — he has a brief Youtube video showing you how to submit your podcast to this project;

(2) Ileane Smith — her positive summary of this announcement;

(3) The link to The Feed episode with the interview by Rob Walch;

(4) Paul Figgiani and his concerns in the google+ community of The Podcasters;

(5) Mike Dell of the blubrry network, who had concerns.

More information should be coming — especially the time frame when the podcast listeners will be able to access and consume the podcasts (which is now stated by google as “as soon as possible.”

The link to submit your podcast to this project is:

g.co/podcastportal

[Note: an additional resource for more details on this discussion was published AFTER this particular episode was posted. It was a discussion mostly with Rob Greenlee and Ray Ortega on the series called The New Media Show at www.newmediashow.com.]

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Oct 29

67A- Clarification on episode about Leveraging New apps

CLARIFICATION and CORRECTION

NOTE: This episode delivers a clarification from the preceding episode on Leveraging New Apps like meerkat, periscope and blab.

My apologies for the misunderstanding that was caused by my statements about Dave Jackson and his production of Ask the Podcast Coach podcast show. I want to thank Dave for sending me the correction, and this episode delivers it.

Also, in this episode, we give a brief summary of Gary Leland’s explanation given in a 55-minute video delivered in his subscription-based electronic magazine called Podertainment. The explanation given by Gary is in the October, 2015, issue of the Podertainment magazine.

The corrections have been included in this audio episode, and we recommend that you listen to the entire content.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Oct 28

67- In support of the NEW MEDIA CONTENT CREATION model from Paul Colligan

Colligan Podcast ReportIn this episode, we attempt to address the buzz and popularity of such live-streaming tools with multiple purposes (like Meerkat, Periscope and blab.im) from the point of view of the Podcaster and a strategy for both content creation and distribution.

We have included some proof-points with some audio clips taken from episode 62 of Paul Colligan’s podcast show called The Podcast Report.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Paul describes a strategy that he delivered since 2009 when he coined the descriptor phrase of The New Media Content Creation Model.  And we support that strategy as  Podcasters who are trying to integrate these new apps and tools into both:

– content creation

and

– content distribution.

Some of us in the podosphere call these new apps “toys” or “shiny new objects” with which we can become obsessed and enamored (even though some of them may still be in beta). We feel that it is important that your strategy for podcasting can integrate these apps so that they are part of your New Media toolbox, and where you can leverage them best by using their strengths to ENHANCE your strategy and your business model — and NOT to replace your podcasting execution by losing time and using other resources you need so you can march to your planned success.

And you will also hear in this audio episode about a possible hidden drawback by focusing on some of these tools too directly — e.g., you may have to commit to do MORE WORK to add the right assets (music, audio intro, outro, sponsorship clips, voice-over, additional encoding, posting and publication, etc.) to create a good podcast episode from the content of these apps.

We encourage you to go to The Podcast Report show and listen to episode 62, in which Paul Colligan discusses his model and this situation with these apps in more detail.

Paul Colligan - public speaker

We thank Paul Colligan for his ideas and his sharing of his New Media Content Creation model, so that we can help ourselves to become better podcasters without having to be distracted and cry “Squirrel!” when new technology appears — however attractive it may be.

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Copyright (c) Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved. Selected audio clips were taken from episode 62 of Paul Colligan’s podcast show at www.ThePodcastReport.com which is copyrighted content from Paul Colligan of PaulColligan.com (c) 2015.

Oct 08

66- Daniel J Lewis discusses the value delivered to podcasters from PODCASTERS SOCIETY

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We deliver an interview with Daniel J Lewis., the podcaster and founder of the NoodleMix Network at www.noodle.mx, as well as The Audacity to Podcast show, along with other podcasts.

During this interview, we discuss the VALUE to podcasters that is delivered by PODCASTERS’ SOCIETY, as well as the future directions and other features available in this membersship site.

As you will hear in this audio episode, this membership site that was announced and open since August, 2015, actually had its beginnings in 2014, when Daniel J Lewis wanted to deliver value to the podcasters who wanted to IMPROVE or ENHANCE their podcast by taking the level from just “average to AMAZING”. This idea sprung from the value delivered from a previous course that Daniel created and taught earlier called Podcast Master Class.

In addition, Daniel shares with us how his early objectives are being met, as well as his monetization strategies with this program — especially with all the features, forum, conversations and community aspects of the Podcasters’ Society Experience.

One feature to note for all podcasters is that a monthly guest will be spotlighted in a live webinar (with replay available for 36 hours after). This webinar will be open for the 2 days to everyone (but after that, it will only be available for replay to the members of Podcasters’ Society).

Daniel J Lewis-squareDaniel J. Lewis, creator of the Podcasters’ Society Program

As an Entrepreneur, Daniel has gone from a web designer and graphic designer to full-time podcaster, to a podcast-network-manager, and now to creating a “COLLABORATION MENTORSHIP” (that is the descriptive phrase that I coined for this membership site after I had joined it in late August) — of course, with Daniel J Lewis as the key “mentor.”

Some final differentiators of this site from most of the other membership sites in podcasting are:

(1) The Program does NOT focus on teaching others HOW TO PODCAST — that is, there is no mention of what hardware, software, plug-ins and other resources to acquire and how to use them to plan, produce, launch and promote a new podcast show.

In fact, Daniel vets his potential members by requiring them to have a podcast already launched and available in iTunes. Clearly, this program is not for aspiring podcasters, but for those who have some experience in podcasting already.

(2) Daniel’s program does not focus on Monetization of a podcast show. The road to making money with a podcast is an additional path that can be taken, but this site focuses on helping those who want to create a better podcast show, even if they are non-profit, or public service, or public sector or even HOBBY PODCASTERS. In other words, monetization is fine, but the program does not obsess over making money with podcasting — although discussions are welcome and community conversations are active in the member site forum.

Instead, the real focus of the program rotates around what Daniel considers the 4 Cornerstones of Podcasting — and he mentions and describes them in the audio episode.

To contact Daniel, or to get further information about the site, the schedule of webinars and links to the guest webinar, its features or the Program itself, please use the contact features at:

http://www.PodcastersSociety.com/contact

or

http:/www.theAudacityToPodcast.com/about

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Sep 22

64- Leverage content and expand your Brand with NLS

In this episode, we explore a little-used tactic for Entrepreneurs who are content creators to:

– expand your reach;

– Grow your audience;

– Increase your listeners;

– Promote and expand your Brand;

– Add more followers, readers, listeners and viewers.

This tactic is to LEVERAGE your already produced content by translating it into another language and publishing it.

The cases-in-point here are in the environment of podcasting — the podosphere, because the comparisons can be made to other New Media areas. There was an attempt to have a workshop for Spanish-speaking podcasters called SOY PODCASTER.

Soy Podcaster exampleAs you will hear in this audio episode, we give you the details for taking advantage of the opportunity by publishing your content as a podcast in Spanish (or “castellano”).

In addition to Spain, there are over a dozen more countries in Latin America, Central America, Mexico and South America that would love to consume your content.

There are two ways to provide this additional “National Language Support” for your content (as a podcast):

(1) If you are a native Spanish speaker, you can translate your existing content from English to Spanish and then publish the audio episode, along with show notes from a translation.

(2) If you are NOT a native speaker, you can create a joint venture partnership with a skilled and professional Spanish Speaker who is a podcaster who can:

– create the outline in Spanish;

– build the show notes in Spanish;

– translate the English content;

– record and edit the episode in Spanish; and

– provide for you the show notes and final mp3 file.

We have included in the audio episode the few minutes of a simple promotional episode in Spanish.

But you can consume 2 of the promotional episodes for Podcamp San Antonio from 2007 and 2008 by selecting these links:

Select this link to listen to the brief promotional episode for Podcamp San Antonio 2007.

and/or

Select this link to listen to the brief promotional episode for Podcamp San Antonio 2008.

Finally, the two individuals mentioned who had attempted to have a workshop at Podcast Movement 2015 called SOY PODCASTER are Gabriel Murillo and Laura Elgueta Sanchez.

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Sep 11

63- Your END GAME goals in Podcasting and New Media

Whether you are a podcaster, screencaster, video-content-creator, blogger or ebook author,  we explore in this episode the questions that you need to ask about your current and future “END GAME” goals in New Media, as well as the importance of periodic review and possible revision of them.

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With cases in point and other examples, we investigate these questions (which we suggest that you ask of your New Media assets and deliverables):

1. MONETIZATION goals;

2. EDUTAINMENT goals (that is, Entertainment and/or Education);

3. Goal to build a loyal COMMUNITY;

4. What part of YOURSELF will you put into your podcast or screencast or videocast?

5. Is your goal to help COMMUNICATE and deliver your message?

6. Camaraderie goals from a common experience;

or

7. Goal to participate in a key EVENT within your New Media or Podcast space (e.g., International Podcast Day)?

In fact, we have one case-in-point video that is only a few minutes in length, but can give you the key END-GAME goal for Screencasters who want to raise the value of their skills portfolio to increase their brand, their exposure and their opportunity for success and monetization:

Select this link to watch the video PODCASTING FOR SCREENCASTERS.

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Aug 28

62- When is it time to close your podcast business? – Donovan Adkisson interview

When would it be time for a skilled podcaster to close down the entrepreneurship as a part-time entrepreneur who is trying to monetize his podcast while working in a full-time day-job? under what conditions?

And should this be a permanent termination of podcasting, or should it be just a hiatus or temporary shutdown until further notice?

This episode explores the STORY and JOURNEY of Donovan Adkisson during his years as a podcaster, with various shows. But his Odyssey is, indeed, a challenge. And we are sure that you will find it interesting, with all the details from his own recounting of his history — before, during, and after podcasting.

As you will hear in this audio podcast, he will explain why he is on hiatus — because, as he says, he still has the “itch” of podcasting and publishing his content.

Donovan Adkisson - imgThis is a full, unscripted and unedited interview — complete and unabridged. It was conducted over the Skype network, and we thank Donovan for opening up his story and sharing with us his situations, in the hope that they can help other entrepreneurs and podcasters who may be entering these tribulations at present — or who may find value in his lessons learned.

You may contact Donovan at:

web: http://donovanadkisson.com

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

email:  don@adkisson.co

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