Feb 28

78- Perspectives of Podfest conference from Dave Jackson

From an attendee, participant and speaker — i.e., Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting — we deliver a discussion of his perspectives of the recent Podfest conference in Tampa, Florida, and the value that this event delivered to the attendees and speakers. We get this dialogue direct from the event venue over the phone. Dave informs us of the conference structure, the attendees, the exhibitors, topics and the networking…and much more.  We even discuss whether this conference may become a key, big event for podcasters.

Dave Jackson at PodfestWe recorded this over the telephone with Dave’s audio coming from the speakers of an iPhone, as Skype(R) was giving problems and was unreliable. Thus, the quality coming from Dave is not the same as ours (since our end of the recording was on a set of Zoom(R) condenser mics). We apologize for that, but we had to make concessions with the tools that we had — especially with Dave in a mobile environment at the venue just after the conference program wrapped up and finished.

One other note:  we purposely left the entire discussion UNEDITED — so that you can hear the natural discussion without any artificiality. Well, is that not how a “podcast reporter” should deliver the happenings and perspectives to you, the audience?

As you will hear in this audio podcast, topics that we discussed were following:

– the venue and its suitability for this second annual event;

– the structure: one main ballroom (a single “tract”) for the entire 3 days, instead of multiple sessions running concurrently;

– the estimate of attendees and who they were (i.e., aspiring podcasters, current podcasters, etc.);

– the topics that stimulated interest, excitement, passion and discussion — e.g., monetization, niche areas of passion, etc.

– the exhibitors — who they were, the value delivered to the attendees and the areas they covered;

– the NETWORKING and the buzz during the event, especially in the area of possible partnerships, projects and joint ventures;

– and finally, Dave’s perspective of the possible growth of the event — especially a question of: will this event grow to be the podcast conference for the first half of the year? (even superseding NMX?)

Podfest web site

– the 2 announcements at the beginning of the interview: (1) Dave Jackson has adopted the title of PODCAST MENTOR; and (2) in March, 2016, Dave will be an employee of Libsyn. We wish him well.

You can contact Dave at:

(a) web site and flagship podcast at: www.schoolofpodcasting.com; or

(b) via email at dave @ schoolofpodcasting.com [to avoid spam]

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Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Dave Jackson. All rights reserved.

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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Aug 20

59- Monetize Podcasts by NOT STARTING A PODCAST- a new model

Tom Schwab and free book

In this brief audio episode, we focus on a new model by Entrepreneur Tom Schwab on monetizing podcasts.

His program produces results BY NOT CREATING OR STARTING YOUR OWN PODCAST — but rather, by being a GUEST on the podcast shows of others.

In a recent webinar, he outlined his four elements:

(1) Delivering a 6-step approach to being scheduled as a guest on an audio episode of a podcast show;

(2) Explaining how to get LEADS from GUEST appearances;

(3) Delivering the process of how to nurture the leads into PAYING CUSTOMERS; and

(4) Delivering the final explanation of how to turn customers into ADVOCATES.

At his web site of http://www.tmschwab.com/ , Tom shows one of his key recommendations — that is, creating a landing page for each guest appearance.

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For more information, you can go to www.tmschwab.com.

At this blog, Tom provides you with the information about his book, his online course and his webinars. You can also join his blog following.

To contact Tom on twitter, his handle is @tmschwab.

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Aug 01

56- Rob Greenlee streams live interviews at PM2015

At the Podcast Movement 2015 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Rob Greenlee of Spreaker is doing live streaming interviews with different attendees — including Daniel J Lewis and Jared Easley.

His live streaming schedule and imbedded players for you to listen is at this link:

https://www.spreaker.comshow/spreaker-live-show.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Rob Greenlee and www.spreaker.com. All rights reserved.

Jul 30

54- Podcast Movement 2015 Conference – Some reflections

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400In this episode, there are regrets and apologies, along with reflections from this Podcast Reporter.

Regretfully, I will not be able to attend the Podcast Movement 2015 event due to major health issues, which have been caused by complications resulting from Agent Orange (the toxin used in Vietnam, and which negatively affected the combat infantrymen on the ground when they were in the jungles and rice paddies and mountains in Vietnam and Laos).

So this episode covers the following topics in the theme of REFLECTIONS:

– Having to miss the networking, personal communications and re-energizing and reinforcing the relationships I had with various podcasters that have become good acquaintances and friends. Among them is one of the co-founders and organizers of the Podcast Movement Conference, Gary Leland (he had a booth in 2014 with the old “Podcast Pickle” who is now re-branded as the “Podertainment Pickle”) — for Gary had a booth for his Podertainment Magazine in the exhibit area:

– Having to cancel my live interview scheduled on 31July2015 with Doug Foresta of the CoachZing podcast show;

– Having to miss Paul Colligan’s meetup;

– Having to miss the workshops which I had signed up for earlier;

– Having to miss the exhibits and announcements;

But most of all, HAVING TO MISS THE PODCASTING HALL-OF-FAME ceremony for the inaugural inductees, as well as the Podcaster Awards ceremonies — scheduled for 31 July 2015.

In speaking about the Hall of Fame ceremony that is scheduled for 31 July 2015, the first inductee is the “PODFATHER” himself — Adam Curry.

Adam CurryAs you will hear in this audio episode, we also cover the question of whether the Podcast Movement conference can repeat the success of 2014.

In addition, there is some feedback from other podcasters about the selection of speakers and keynote speakers for this event.

Finally, we recommend that you listen to the following podcasters and their shows AFTER the conference to get summaries of the event and their perspectives:

Paul Colligan and his The Podcast Report;

Dave Jackson and his School of Podcasting;

Todd Cochrane and his New Media Show;

Adam Curry and his No Agenda Show;

Daniel J Lewis and his Audacity to Podcast show.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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Aug 19

13- Jay Ehret interview at Podcast Movement conference

Jay Ehret, who is known as the “CEO of Marketing Know-how,” delivers his perspectives of podcasting today versus earlier years in its beginnings. And since we did the interview during the conference called Podcast Movement in Dallas, Texas, in August of 2014, he also gives his views on the event itself and its future in the podosphere..

Jay has been a podcaster since 2007. Although there are numerous resources and providers of advice and tools on Entrepreneur Business Plans,  Jay is a key Entrepreneur who is focused on helping small business owners to create and execute an effective MARKETING PLAN — he is Jay Ehret of the Marketing Plan Podcast.

For those listeners of The Struggling Entrepreneur and Boomers for Startups, we deliver this message from a Baby-Boomer himself, Jay Ehret.

In his model, which he calls the Marketing Circle of Life, he delivers the 4 key elements of a successful Marketing plan — which should then become part of your Business Plan.

In addition to his free podcasts and new Marketing Planning business, Jay also has an education and Training Center, complete with courses and webinars, which benefit from all the content backed up by years of experience as a consultant for small businesses and Entrepreneurs.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation, with written permission for republication from Jay Ehret of www.marketingpodcast.com. All rights reserved.

Aug 18

12- Interview with Chris Brogan at the Podcast Movement conference

We deliver to you an audio interview with Chris Brogan, the featured keynote speaker at the Podcast Movement Conference in Dallas, Texas, on 16 August 2014.

In addition to his views of the conference and his perspective about the state of the podosphere today with its recent popularity, buzz and growth, Chris also delivers his views of podcasting as an industry or community.

Chris also shares with us some success tips and his perspectives of the direction of podcasting.

Here is the bio information for Chris Brogan:

Chris is Publisher of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is CEO & President of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids and plots world conquering with his girlfriend, Jacqueline Carly.

Check out Chris Brogan Online
Connect with Chris Brogan on Twitter

For those of you who could not attend the conference, the gist of the Chris Brogan keynote presentation can be found in his works at:

http://www.ownermag.com/store

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