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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Apr 06

80- Possible pitfalls for Podcasters with email

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In this episode, we have an audio narration of a blogpost by Michele A. Scism from www.solo-e.com. It is called

The 10 Ways You Are Killing Your Business with Email.

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This audio episode is repurposed from episode 292 of the podcast series called The Struggling Entrepreneur.

Understanding the possible pitfalls — and how to avoid them — are critical lessons learned from other entrepreneurs — especially for podcasters and screencasters in the New Media Space.

In this repurposed blog post, Michele Scism reviews 10 different ways that may be possible troubles for entrepreneurs.

You can review the written blog post at:

http://www.solo-e.com/article/the-10-ways-you-are-killing-your-business-with-email/

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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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Apr 14

47- Live from the NMX Podcast Alley- Nick and Mike

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400In this brief episode, we interview Nick Seuberling and Mike Dell from the show floor of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We are next to the Podcast Alley location, and we chat with these two podcasters about their experiences with NMX (New Media Expo), , their expectations from this event, and their impressions of NAB (the National Association of Broadcasters Show).

We will have another episode that provides more brief interviews and links to discussions with other podcasters at NMX.

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Oct 23

29- Perspectives on upcoming Podcasting Hall of Fame

This episode discusses perspectives from THIS REPORTER’S OPINION on the criteria for nominating and selecting worthy candidates for the upcoming Podcasting Hall of Fame to be announced at NMX (New Media Expo) in April of 2015.

Podcasting Hall of Fame announcementAs you will hear in this audio episode, we thank Rick Calvert for making this event possible.

However, this reporter’s opinion discusses aspects and recommendations for focusing on contributions to the podcasting industry/community that have made an impact for the masses to enter and succeed in podcasting.

This goes way beyond any individual’s achievements or accomplishments for just gaining wealth for personal benefit, or for getting zillions of downloads for personal recognition — without any real benefit to the podcasting community or for helping to move podcasting in a growth direction.

In fact, as you will hear, we feel that the only 2 real individuals that merit Hall of Fame induction at this time would be Adam Curry (the “PODFATHER”) and Dave Winer — that is, those who made podcasting possible for us over 10 years ago (not just those who recently came on the scene to either make a ton of money or get a ton of downloads).

The recommendation is that the nominations and selections should include products, tools, programs, companies, offerings and resources that have made such an impact in podcasting — and which were given to the community as a contribution FOR FREE.

These would include the Levelator (intially from Gigavox in 2006), the PowerPress player (from Rawvoice) and Audacity.

There are other resources that have also contributed to podcasting that could also be mentioned — and probably will be soon discussed.

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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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Aug 18

11D- Overall review- Podcast Movement Conference- this Reporter’s perspective

This episode gives a brief review of the Podcast Movement conference, held in Dallas, Texas, on August 15-18, 2014.

In summary, the conference seemed to be a success. The objectives that Gary Leland had described to us earlier were:

(1) the attendees and participants should have a great time and lots of fun; and

(2) everyone should leave with the value of having learned a great deal about podcasting to make themselves successful.

In short, the fun, excitement, euphoria and passion of the earlier Expos finally came alive in a different manner with this community of the Podosphere.

As you will hear in this episode, there were three things that stood out during this conference:

(1) The energy, passion and excitement of the event and the community feeling that it caused;

(2) The vendors that shared their information in a good manner within the layout; and

(3) The speakers and the level of topics..

During the last day of the event, there was an offer of a discount to any attendees that wanted to purchase the ticket to the 2015 Podcast Movement conference (next year) in Fort Worth, Texas.

So, congratulations to Gary Leland for having put on a successful conference and event. We look forward to seeing another great event, where podcasters can come, network, share, learn and have a great time doing so as they go on their path for their success.

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Aug 16

11B- Podcasters’ conference — Report live from Podcast Movement 2014- RINGR

Live from the Podcast Movement conference exhibit area show floor, we have an interview with Tim Sinclair, the CEO of www.ringr.us.

The product he demonstrated today was one which should provide long-distance interviews (not on Skype) that provide same-room sound.

As you will hear in this audio episode of Podcast Reporter, Tim explains the reason why Skype interviews may not deliver great audio quality for both ends of the recorded conversation.

The beta is good until January, 2015, and the availability is targeted for September, 2014.

For more information, you may reach Tim Sinclair at:

tim@ringr.us

or visit the web site at www.ringr.us

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Aug 16

11A- Podcasters’ conference — Report live from Podcast Movement 2014 and Vendor Exhibits

This is the first of several episodes that give a summary and description of the event, live from the lobby show floor and also from the elective sessions and ballrooms.

In this episode, we describe the Friday night networking mixer event, as well as a description of the vendor tables. This was recorded at 6:30am on Saturday.

The other episodes will bring perspectives from others about the event and the value of the conference from their perspective.

We will publish these episodes at this site, Podcast Reporter, which we record live at the event as soon as we can, for keeping you up-to-date with the happenings and the value of Podcast Movement.

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Jul 31

08- First author of Podcast Books & early podcaster- Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is a pioneer in the area of audio podcasting, media hosting, WordPress plug-ins, technical innovations for publishing and annual awards for the Podcasts at key events.

Early Podcaster and author of the 1st book on Podcasting

He was one of the earliest podcasters, and he had written and published the first book on Podcasting in 2005, called Podcasting: the Do-it-yourself Guide.

Todd had also sponsored booths at Podcasting events. He also  demonstrated and promoted his hosting site and WordPress plug-ins from his Blubrry network.  He was a master for statistics and analytics with his “state-of-the-podosphere” episode.

At the key podcasting events (i.e., Podcast and Portable Media Expo, the Podcast and New Media Expo, the New Media Expos from 2008 to the present, and the Podcast Movement Conference), he has been a speaker for the audiences of aspiring and veteran podcasters. He also created, promoted and managed the annual awards for podcasters.

His podcast shows include New Media Show, Geek News Central, PodcasterNews and TechPodcasts.com (i.e., Technology News Related Podcasts) — just to name a few.

For the listeners of this podcast, Todd has offered a discount for the services and offerings of his www.rawvoice.com enterprise, including the blubrry network. Just mention the coupon code GEEKNEWS.

In addition, Todd has given an update to the contents of his 2005 book, and you can get this at the URL of:

create.blubrry.com

 Perspectives of trends of Podcasting — Todd Cochrane

With the advent of mobile devices, the synchronization environment from 2005 (with iTunes(R)) is diminishing, and that has eased the ability to consume podcasts for the listeners.

The app environment is creating a boom in podcasts — both in the consumption, as well as the creation of podcast content. Todd also has confirmed this second “renaissance” of podcasting. What he sees is the same that other earlier podcasters had mentioned — that the newbies entering the podcast creation environment are now prone to making the same mistakes and repeating possible failures that have occurred in the past 10 years.

With this high level of podfading possible, Todd encourages that the new media content creators in podcasting should LEARN from the earlier podcasters. This includes doing research to see what worked, what did not, and where the mistakes occurred, so that they would not repeat them.

As the owner of an enterprise in which his powerpress plug-in is used a great deal by podcasters, he keeps an eye on the industry. He sees a problem with the advent of “podcast consultants” that have entered this space, but unfortunately, these types have not been involved in podcasting (especially as a podcaster to get the skills to teach others) for past years to get experience. Todd’s services have mostly revolved around fixing the “podcast consultant” problems that have left podcasters with a mess.

Business models are being created and ask commitments from podcasters without having the track record, experience or references needed to make the business podcaster feel comfortable.

In this new wave of podcasting, Todd urges the podcasters to do their due diligence to research those inexperienced “podcast consultants” who may not deliver what they promised. As he said, this industry “doesn’t need more failures.”

As one who took the arrows for monetizing their podcasts in the early days, Todd has been there and done that during the turbulent years of the arguments of pro and con for monetizing the podcasts. What a different environment today.

As having been one of the first podcasters to understand and become involved with the advertising and sponsorship of podcasts, he has become a broker for podcasters who are in his networks, so that they can get a revenue share from different advertisers.

Todd will keep revising his business plan and promotion plan as this industry moves along and changes — so that he would be very relevant in this space, as it evolves. His business is growing and strong — and it has been for the past nine years.

He will continue to support the industry by having a booth in the exhibit halls of events like NMX (New Media Expo) and the upcoming Podcast Movement conference.

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Contact info for Todd Cochrane:

– email:  ceo@rawvoice.com

– web site:  http://www.rawvoice.com

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