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

11C- Podcasters’ conference — Report live from Podcast Movement 2014- Dave Jackson

At the Podcast Movement conference, Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting gives his first impressions and perspectives of the event and the value it brings to him as a podcaster.

He also discusses a comparison of the event to the prior Podcast and Portable Media Expo from Ontario California in the 2006-2007 time frame, as far as excitement, passion, energy, enthusiasm and euphoria.

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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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Aug 13

10- Screencasting for Podcasters

This is an hour-long presentation for the Podcast Movement Conference elective session in 2014. It deals with ScreenCasting for Podcasters: Additional Revenue streams and Social Media Syndication–with a live case study.

In this presentation, the following topics are covered:

– Why should I do screencasting if I already do Podcasting?

– Becoming a successful Screencaster:

* The Skills

* The opportunity: Creating more revenue streams and income

* The Ease of Screencasting for a podcaster

– A case study: Bonus episode 3 from www.PodcastReporter.com. This is the situation of taking an audio podcast episode published on 18 July 2014 and repurposing it into a screencast with the topic of:  9 Things You Won’t Get if You Don’t Attend the Podcast Movement Conference.

– Lessons Learned

– Recommendations: where do I start?

– Resources Available

– Summary and Q/A

– Lon Naylor as a subject matter expert

We thank Lon Naylor of LearnCamtasia.com and ScreencastStudios.com for his help in the case study.

Lon Naylor - success in screencasting

 

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NOTE: If you view the screencast for the deconstruction of the case study by Lon Naylor, the final product or screencast (which was the subject of the deconstruction) is available right underneath the main deconstruction screencast for your viewing, so you can see how the screencast was produced from just the audio episode of a podcast.

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Aug 06

09- Jamie Davis used podcasting in his journey as the “PodMedic”

 Podcast success stories appear in the industries other than online marketing. Such is the Enterprise that Jamie Davis has built since 2006, when his first podcast of the MedicCast.com appeared. He was one of the first podcasters on the scene, and he has added to his business with six other podcasts, videocasts, offerings and products for the health care industry, consultation, membership sites, and even podcast episodes and back-catalogs sold on iTunes(R).

Since then, he has launched six other podcasts, including:

Health Tech Weekly at www.htweekly.com;

NursingNotesLive.com (a companion podcast);

Innovations in Patient Care (on iTunes);

DisasterPodcast.com (for disaster responders);

InsightsInNursing.com;

The Nursing Show;

and his flagship podcast,

MedicCast.com

In addition to being a full-time podcaster and Health Care journalist, he is also a teacher at his Alma Mater college. He has Health Care industry offerings via his membership site at mediccastExtra.com.

As you will hear in this episode, he was serious about podcasting and took the course from Paul Colligan in 2007 called Podcast Secrets — in which he won the award for “Best novice podcast” from the entire group of course students. With the gems learned in that offering, he proceeded to the practical application of monetizing his podcast.

However, he discovered that his success has given him far more than money with his production company he now runs. It has given him the metrics that really matter in life — satisfaction, energy, happiness, enthusiasm and the passion to continue the podcasting and health industry journalist pursuit.

We honor Jamie as one of the first podcasters in the early days of adoptiing podcasting. And many of us can learn from his experience, counsel and successes.

Unfortunately, due to personal and family commitments, he will NOT be attending the Podcast Movement conference — but he will join us there in spirit.

If you wish to contact Jamie, his information is:

– email:  podmedic@mac.com

– twitter:  @podmedic

– web site:  www.MedicCast.com and mediccastExtra.com

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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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Jul 27

07- Early podcaster managing “podcatchers” and new genres- Rob Greenlee

 Rob Greenlee — early podcaster and the Zune Marketplace

 Rob Geenlee’s background started very early in radio broadcasting and the earliest times for audio creation, distribution and syndication with the systems that pre-dated podcasting.

After his early years of being involved with a system that turned out to be today’s Stitcher (from a relationship with “Melodeo Mobilcast”), he then joined Microsoft.

Note: As you will hear in this audio episode, It is strange that in 2003, Microsoft had a type of “podcasting” system called “Sync ‘n Go.” This synchronized audio and video shows with the early Pocket PC from Windows XP. However, the system was not pursued by the company.

While at Microsoft, Rob was the voice and the contact in charge of the Zune Marketplace, up until the first quarter of 2014. During the seven years he spent at Microsoft, he attended just about every Podcasting event, Podcamp, New Media Expos, South-by-SouthWest (SXSW), etc.

He was different than Apple during that time, for he actually answered his phone and gave you an email ID. He communicated with you and even included your feed to list your podcast in the Zune Marketplace — whereas Apple (the 800-pound gorilla) gave no one any contact information or communicated in any way with the podcasters once they submitted their podcasts to iTunes.

This year, Rob had joined Podcast One as the CTO (chief technology officer). He continues in that role, as marketer, technical evangelist and supporter of podcasting in this INDUSTRY (he agrees that it is an industry).

Rob Greenlee partners with Todd Cochrane — New Media Show

For the past several years, Rob had teamed up with early podcaster Todd Cochrane of RawVoice and the Blubrry network to be a co-host of the podcast show The New Media Show. It is still going strong, and the guests brought into the discussions in this show are relevant to podcasting, as well as other aspects of New Media.

Not only is The New Media Show a free podcast, but it is streamed live in video on weekends from the infrastructure of Todd Cochrane’s Geek News Central environment.

He and Todd Cochrane will be doing a panel discussion at the upcoming Podcast Movement conference. Their experience and skills in communication have always been shown in the podcasting events, both as speakers and as sponsors of booths in the exhibit halls with their respective companies.

And lastly, he also writes articles for the issues of Podertainment magazine from Gary Leland.

 Perspectives about Podcasting Trends & Directions

Rob sees the future as an approaching environment with three businesses and spaces:

– Podcasting;

– Radio; and

– Broadcasting

These media are bringing more advertisers to Podcasting, while the agreed-upon “renaissance” of podcasting is exploding by both the consumers and creators of content. He agrees that we are on a roller-coaster ride for the present, especially with the advent of Apple’s inclusion of the Podcast app in September 2014 in iOS8.

He also sees mobile consumption of podcasts being supported by automobiles, as well as convenient and automatic recognition of your favorite podcasts by smarter mobile devices and systems — as he stated, “it has to be as easy as FM Radio in your car; it has to be that simple.” He sees more and more content coming into the podosphere with new genres. In fact, he is doing that currently with his podcasting support at Podcast One.

Contact information for Rob Greenlee:

email:  rob@robgreenlee.com

web site:  www.podcastone.com

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Jul 22

06- Early podcaster and author of podcast book- Rob Walch

One of the first entrepreneurs and podcasters, as well as an early adopter for content creation and content production is Rob Walch, the current Vice-President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, known as one of the most popular media hosting companies.

But Rob is much more than just a podcaster. He is also a book author, as well as an app developer for the iOS platform, and a representative of Libsyn at Podcasting and New Media events. In fact, in some circles (and in google.com), Rob has been described as one of the five (5) most influential people in podcasting.

In addition to co-hosting the official Libsyn podcast called The Feed, as well as hosting his own www.podcast411.com podcast show, Rob has also co-authored a book for podcasters in 2006-2007, which was called Tricks of the Podcasting Masters.

Rob Walch as an early podcaster — podcast411

Rob was one of the very first podcasters who had the marketing expertise, promotional ability and technical skills to create, promote and support podcasting. He was known as the “man who could dissect an RSS feed,” as he quickly got the reputation of technical wizard for making a podcast show work via the internals of a podcast feed.

Very early on, Rob Walch has his own podcast show called podcast411, which he likes to call “Inside the Podcasters’ studio” (similar to the television show about Actors and Directors). On the web site for this show, Rob also provided 2 elements to support the podcasting Industry and community:

– A Directory of Podcasting Directories; and

– A tutorial that provides the novice with a course that teaches the basic elements of How to Podcast, called The Podcast 101 Tutorial on Audio Podcasting.

In the early days of podcasting, Rob was a co-host on the podcast show called Today in Podcasting (along with Dave Jackson, Gary Leland and Paul Colligan). This was the first show that gave a weekly account of the current events, personalities, events and happenings in the podosphere.

podcasts411 web site

Today, Rob currently supports the Podcast Industry and community on various blogs and social network sites that support podcasters. He also represents podcasters, in general, at the New Media events while working for Libsyn.

Rob Walch — perspectives of the Podcasting Industry

With the upcoming release of iOS V8 for the iOS devices (which includes the iPhone(R), the iPad(R) and iPod Touch(R), Rob is promoting and encouraging current podcasters to take their business to the next level by creating a mobile app for their podcast. The new iOS release will spur a growth in podcasting, since the podcast app will be native to the systems and cannot be deleted, Rob encourages. And thus, millions of new podcast listeners will come into the podosphere.

Of course, Libsyn provides this capability to its customers who qualify. For the details and steps and processes, you can send an email directly to Rob to ask for the document explaining the process at:

Rob@Libysn.com.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Rob mentions that the future of podcasting is going mobile and that an app presence in all the app stores and marketplaces for all Apple and Android, etc.., platforms is critical.

By the way, he predicted this five years ago when he created and promoted his own app called Tii (This Week in iOs, which was previously know since 2007 as This Week in iPhone). Thus, Rob leads the way by example in this regard for the trend in the Podcasting Industry.

Rob has an advantage in seeing the Podcasting Industry in a different light, as he reviews the statistics for the Libsyn-hosted apps and podcasts. He can, therefore, bring analytics to a more relevant and swift conclusion to give us a “heads-up” of the state of podcast consumption.

Rob will also be a speaker at the Podcast Movement conference in Dallas, Texas in 2014. This is not new for him, for he has attended and been a guest speaker at every podcasting event, business show, Podcamp and conference since 2005.

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Contact information for Rob Walch:

– email:  Rob@libsyn.com

– personal web site:  www.podcast411.com

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Jul 18

Bonus Episode 3- Nine things you will miss out by not attending Podcast Movement Conference in Person

The Podcast Movement Conference in the Dallas, Texas, area is the 2014 event for podcasters, and put on by podcasters.

PodcastMovement2014As you will hear in this audio episode, we describe and discuss nine (9) things or situations of which you will miss out if you –as a podcaster — do not attend this event in person. And they are:

1. The MINDS —

2. The PLAYERS–

3.  The “GROOVE”–

4.  The MINDSET —

5.  The TECH–

6.  The “HALLWAYS”–

7.  The BUZZ–

8. MORE CONTENT CREATION–

9. (This is actually a BENEFIT for the attendee–>)   NO DELAY to get the Virtual Ticket recordings.

NOTE: The idea for this was episode was taken from episode 33 of a previous Podcast from Paul Colligan in 2006 called Podcast Tools Weekly update. He had described several things you would not get if you did not attend the original Podcast-specific event back then in 2006. Well, we have enhanced this, so that current podcasters can think twice about the value they can get by attending the event in person, instead of just waiting for the virtual ticket and consuming the recorded sessions via the web in video and audio at a later date.

Gary Leland, who was one of the original organizers of this conference (which was created via a crowdfunding project in Kickstarter), has two main objectives for claiming success to this event:

1. The attendee would have a load of FUN at this event; and

2. The attendee would learn a great deal and receive value from the education and networking.

The end result for Gary would be that the podcaster attendee would want to return eagerly for the next Podcast Movement event during the following year and await with great anticipation.

Knowing Gary as I do, I am confident that these objectives will not only be met, but also exceeded, in providing value for the attendee podcasters. Thus, we hope to see you there in person at this event in August of 2014.

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Copyright (C) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved. References to Paul Colligan were from his podcast in 2007 called Podcast tools Weekly update, Copyright (c) 2006, Paul Colligan.com. All rights reserved.