Aug 07

58- Issues that can negatively impact your podcast and business- 2 case studies

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400There are 2 case studies of actual podcasters who are Entrepreneurs that had to face the problems of health issues — including stress, tension, pressure, anxiety, frustration and “burning the candle at both ends” (leading towards burnout) — which negatively impacted their business, and their lives.

One case study is your Podcast Reporter.

The other case study is our respected Podcast Coach from the School of Podcasting, Dave Jackson.

Both have what we refer to as “wake-up calls.” Both had to deal with the negative impact of these issues. However, only one really facing the dilemma and avoiding the critical problems that can result for self, for business, for family and for life.

We hope that you yourself will be able to recognize the symptoms of being overwhelmed, where you are trying to do more than you have time to do, and thus have these issues.

The FREE resource that is mentioned is an online course that will help you:

– accomplish more,

– in less time,

– with better quality

– and with REDUCED STRESS.

It is a FREE course called Gain Control of Your Day, and you can get the free podcast audio episodes, along with the free workbooks and pdfs for the lessons at:

http://www.gaincontrolofyourday.com/podcast

and start learning from episode 14 and go to episode 59 to get all the free materials for the course (you can get to the archives and start with February, 2013).

 

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Jan 07

36- Strategies in combining video, screencasts and podcasts – Dave Jackson discussion

In this episode, we have REPURPOSED a discussion from the podcast show called Skills In Screencasts and Podcasts.  It is about strategies to combine screencasting, audio podcasting and video for an entrepreneur business.

Key to this discussion is the description that Dave Jackson gives us about his business and multiple podcasts.  Dave is one of the very first podcasters in 2005, who is known as “The Podcast Coach” and headmaster of The School of Podcasting show and Premium Membership Site Program.

Dave Jackson on google+ hangout- combination strategy 13Dec14This discussion was recorded during Dave’s session of a google+ hangout (which he provides every Saturday morning at 10:30 Eastern time) called ASK THE PODCAST COACH. This is not only a live video-based google+ hangout on air, but also it is an audio podcast to which you can subscribe in iTunes(R).

ASK-the-Podcast-Coach-on-iTunesAs you will also hear in this audio episode, we also go into a discussion about how you, as a podcaster, screencaster or content creator can incorporate public info and published audio clips (such as from a podcast episode) to discuss themes, topics and issues that were previously talked about by a possible interviewee (but who may be unavailable — e.g., he may be so busy that this individual cannot participate in your show).

We take the example of Dave Jackson and his clip that was used in this episode — and then use this format to create content around the clip. For us, it is almost like having an interview without the interviewee in a live interview.

We also talked about free resources from Lon Naylor that are available from the link of LearnCamtasia.com:

Sign up for the FREE Screencaster’s Toolkit, which will contain:

Ace the Audio screencast; and

Video Settings in Plain English screencast

and other tools.

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Nov 18

31- Podcast Platform Audello reviewed by 2 podcasters & a screencaster

Product platforms for podcasting and content creation and publishing have been around for a while. Case in point is the old Podomatic.com site, where a template-driven or wizard-like process allowed a novice user to record audio content, then produce and publish a podcast episode very easily — although there were drawbacks later with portability and management. So these all-in-one platforms are not a new idea, as they originally have been available since 2007.

In this episode, we focus on reviews and opinions from two podcasters and a screencaster about early experiences with the newly available Podcasting platform called Audello.

Audello Reviews-DJL-n-DJ

The podcasters involved are:

(1) Dave Jackson from www.SchoolOfPodcasting.com, who discussed his negative audello experiences, and from whom we have several audio clips, as well as a link to a video which he published on YouTube:

Select this link to view the video on YouTube from Dave Jackson;

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello with first looks after installation and use (after video);

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello in post-launch and availability;

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello during the pre-launch period;

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello from a discussion during www.askthepodcastcoach.com;

and

(2) Daniel J Lewis from www.TheAudacityToPodcast.com, who delivered a more objective review (which he called “honest”) from his experiences:

Select this link to go to The Audacity to Podcast blog site, and

then select episode 199;

Select this link to listen to the review by Daniel J Lewis.

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Also, Lon Naylor from www.LearnCamtasia.com, www.ScreencastStudios.com, www.podcastingforscreencasters.com and www.ScreencastProfits.com delivered some experiences with audello at the following links:

Select this link to listen to Lon Naylor about audello experiences during the pre-launch period;

Select this link to view the video where Lon Naylor describes his pre-launch experiences about audello.

Lon Naylor - success in screencasting

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Select this link to pursue audello for your own podcasting.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation, Dave Jackson of www.schoolofpodcasting.com, Daniel J Lewis of www.theaudacitytopodcast.com and Lon Naylor of www.screencastweekly.com. All rights reserved.

Oct 10

27- Dave Jackson discusses criteria for NMX speaker proposals

This episode is an interview with Dave Jackson, the new Director of Podcasting for the New Media Expo (NMXLive.com) about the criteria for submitting speaker proposals for the upcoming 2015 conference.

Especially now, with NMX being in the same conference as the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, it is possible that many more requests, applications and proposals to be a speaker at this event will be submitted by many podcasters.

As you will hear in this episode, Dave delivers (in a candid interview) his criteria to help podcasters become more successful in submitting quality proposals for this event in the Podcast track. Among them are:

– Have great “take-aways” that include good strategies, proof points, cases-in-point, and actionable information;

– Provide new information by avoiding “re-runs” of prior presentations that were made recently at other events like NMX 2014, Podcast Movement, Podcasters Summit, etc.

– Submit your proposal, even if your topic is in a niche or different genre — as all will be considered, both professional and hobby podcasters;

– Be prepared to be considered as a backup or alternate speaker if you are not selected to be one of the main sessions of limited electives;

– Start working on your presentation NOW, as Dave will be following up with the speakers chosen to make sure that they are going to deliver great content;

and there are other criteria, hints and tips.

Dave will try to ensure that the best content is provided and the best value is delivered to the NMX/NAB attendee and the virtual ticket holder that will consume the content.

Please note:

(1) Please submit your proposals directly to the web site at www.NMXLive.com, and NOT to Dave directly, by NO LATER THAN 24 OCTOBER 2014 — this is a HARD DEADLINE.

(2) Dave’s contact information is located at www.SchoolofPodcasting.com, if you are willing to offer assistance or help to Dave in his management of the Podcasting track.

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Aug 25

Bonus Episode 5 – Podcaster becomes Change Agent – Case study – Dave Jackson

In addition to being a podcaster, Dave Jackson has become a successful and beneficial CHANGE AGENT in podcasting — he is a success story, which is also the case study for this episode.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Dave Jackson (from the School of Podcasting show) did not plan or set out to be a change agent. He merely told the facts from his experience in helping other podcasters fix their situation and get away from Blog Talk Radio. He has always been vocal about the shortcomings of Blog Talk Radio, and he has been giving constructive criticism by voicing his opinion.

Instead of a confrontation, Dave was thanked by a representative from Blog Talk Radio for his constructive criticism, and now the program is on its way to being improved (of course, with Dave providing review and oversight responsibility).

As you will hear Dave in this audio interview state that not only the podcasting community wins — but everybody wins.

If you want to hear his interview with the representative from Blog Talk Radio, it is episode 422 at http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/422. You can also look at the archives at the School of Podcasting and go to the epiosde in the March-April, 2011, time frame called “Voicing Your Opinion.”

Also, Dave shares with us his perspectives of delivering content with factual comparisons of programs, products, offerings or shows that need improvement, as well as recommendations for improvements. Political correctness should be avoided, even if to avoid “hurting someone’s feelings.” Otherwise, the podcaster who needs help may not even be aware of the problems that exist — and so how can they be fixed?

 About Dave Jackson:

Dave Jackson is the man behind the School of Podcasting (the original website that teaches people how to podcast). He has been podcasting since 2005 and has over 1000 episodes under his belt. He has been teaching people technology in an fun an entertaining fashion for over 20 years. He has numerous podcast award nominations, and speaks at events all over the country.

He also has a FREE interactive session on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time called Ask the Podcast Coach. Here, Dave will take live calls by telephone and address their questions. In addition, the chat room is very lively, informative and mutually helpful. This live session (on both google hangout and Mixlr) is also recorded and is available as a podcast on iTunes, and it is called Ask the Podcast Coach.

Check out School of Podcasting Online
Connect with Dave Jackson on Twitter

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Jul 10

04- Dave Jackson- Podcaster since 2005 with The School of Podcasting

Since 2005, Dave Jackson has put his educational background of Technical training and teaching into practice, for he has considered himself to be the “headmaster” at the School of Podcasting.

Dave’s history includes being one of the very early adopters and content creators and content producers in Podcasting. As he states himself:

“I’ve been podcasting since April of 2005. My podcast about podcasting has been downloaded over 800,000 times … I’ve helped hundreds of people launch podcasts. You can hear my podcasts on this site [i.e., School of Podcasting] as well as powerofpodcasting.com, morepodcastmoney.com, weeklywebtools.com, logicalloss.com, feedingmyfaith.com, growyourchurchshow.com,  marketingmusician.com”

He also publishes a podcast where he makes his life an open book within the stream-of-consciousness method of personal-life podcasting in Building a Better Dave.

Perspectives from “YOUR PERSONAL PODCAST COACH”

 From Dave’s viewpoint (and from statistics from Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster relations for Libsyn.com — as well as a podcaster himself of the shows The Feed and podcast411), podcasting is growing and will continue to boom.

Although Dave feels that it is not yet an “industry,” the community is skyrocketing, i.e. “up and up and up.”  As you will hear in this audio episode, he cites that his clients who wish to start podcasts or need podcast editing services are new and want to get into podcasting for their entrepreneurial ventures. A great deal of them are in the “frosty-haired” generation — that is, in their late-40s and 50s.

No longer just for the geeks, podcasting is bringing in other audiences. As Dave mentions, many young “YouTube-publishers” are now adding audio podcasting to their business and marketing–and they are bringing their audiences with them..

In his opinion, the benefits for podcasters are greatest at the podcast-specific conferences. The reason:  the one-to-one networking that creates long-lasting personal and business relationships. This was true since the days of Podcast and Portable Media Expos, the New Media Expos, the Podcamps, and the newly formed Podcast Movement.

He feels that podcasting conferences will “pick up” and grow — both nationally and regionally or locally — thanks to the passion of podcasters, both veterans and newbies. These include both Podcamps and local Meetups (i.e., www.meetup.com). Also, the electronic communities will grow, such as the groups on Facebook.com and on google hangouts and webinar jams (such as Podcasters Roundtable).

Dave has seen that little “circles” of tight-knit podcasters exist, where one group has no idea of the existence of the others.

One issue that Dave brought up was the rush of “copy-cats” to build a business around someone else’s successful business model. In particular, we discussed the recent “daily entrepreneur-interview shows” that have launched within the past year. Depending on the business model and the strategy, these imitators may not see success as quickly as they want. Expectations for a quick monetization results may be set too high, because they may have arisen from the “quantity” strategy of cpm-based revenues.

One last issue that we discussed was the re-incarnation of another “University” for the podcasting community with the upcoming program called “Podcast Movement University.”  As stated in the audio episode, it was attempted in 2006 and 2012, and both attempts went nowhere. As Dave said, the jury is still out on this next attempt, and a lot has to do with the business model, as well as creating competition with existing podcasters who already have membership sites and electronic learning centers for podcasters.

And Dave’s final ideas that he shared with us revolved around his excellent customer service to help aspiring podcasters succeed — not only with his School of Podcasting site and Ask the Podcast Coach free electronic weekly meetup for the podcast community, but also because he really becomes a sincere and dedicated Personal Podcast Coach. And thus, he becomes YOUR Personal Podcast Coach (which is his brand and tag line).

As an author, Dave helps podcasters to monetize podcasts.

As you will hear in this audio episode, he has authored, MORE PODCAST MONEY, and also his consulting services and webinars from his flagship business and podcast called SCHOOL OF PODCASTING.

Dave JacksonSince 2005, Dave Jackson has always tried to help other podcasters in learning tips and hints on how to improve the craft of this New Media marketplace. After answering hundreds of questions and delivering multiple presentations, he finally put to the written word his recommendations on monetizing podcast episodes in his ebook.

MorePodcastMoney-web site

Note: Dave also provides a discount for his products for the listeners of this podcast. If you mention the coupon code of FRED20, he will give you a discount  of $20 US dollars. Contact Dave for more details.

Here is the contact information for Dave Jackson:

– web site:  http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com

– email:  dave@schoolofpodcasting.com

Select this link to listen to this podcast episode #4 of www.PodcastReporter.com.

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