May 10

84- Screencaster widens his skills with Podcasting- Dean Haycox

The following episode is a repurposed episode from the podcast show called SKILLS IN SCREENCASTS AND PODCASTS. It is very related to the topic of a full-time ambulance personnel aspiring to become a full-time entrepreneur — and how a screencaster became a podcaster and improved his skills in New Media.

In this episode, we interview Dean Haycox, the screencaster who is providing free resources to aspiring and professional screencasters. He is based out of the UK (United Kingdom), but he delivers his message and resources worldwide via his web site.

Dean is the owner of www.ScreencastMagazine.com — but the name is not totally descriptive, for it is really a blog that provides resources, show notes and the audio episodes of his audio podcast called SCREENCAST ACADEMY with Dean Haycox.

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As you will hear in this audio interview, we cover Dean’s background — from logistics in the military to his full-time present job as an ambulance personnel. However, he has a passion for both geology and screencasting — and he recently launched his audio podcast on iTunes, with episode 11 as an interview with Matt Pierce of Techsmith.com.

In addition to some recommendations and tutorials, Dean also is making available his free pdf of 50 pages called THE SCREENCASTERS BLUEPRINT (a free 50-page guide to Video Marketing for Small Business Owners that describes How to successfully grow your business with video marketing).

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Dean’s “magazine” has evolved into a resource site with show notes and audio episodes of his podcast, as well as a library of valuable resources in screencasting.

Slide3Dean has plans for creating offerings, services, products and membership sites for screencasting — although he stated very strongly that most of his content will be free to his listeners and viewers. He also aspires to be a presenter and participant in upcoming conferences and business shows (both in Europe and the US) that deal with New Media — especially screencasting and podcasting. We are certain that he will fulfill his mission soon of becoming a full-time screencaster and podcaster.

If you wish to contact Dean:

email:   Dean @ screencastmagazine.com  (to avoid spam)

or

contact page:   http://screencastmagazine.com/get-in-touch/

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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.

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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.

Sep 29

65- For Intl Podcast Day – what about a day for New Media or Content Creation

IntlPodcastDay2015This brief BONUS episode is one to celebrate the second annual INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY — but it is also to reflect and ask the question about expansion of the celebration to encompass ALL New Media and/or ALL Content Creation.

Many of the podcasters today are not just podcasting alone — many are screencasting, blogging, videocasting, YouTube-ing, authoring, scoping, blabbing, etc.

The question discussed draws an analogy from 2005 of the original Portable Media Expo of the desire for a small, closed community limited to one form of content creation  and distribution — i.e., podcasting. We can relate that with the opposite desire to EXPAND the celebration and community to include the other forms of content creation and distribution in the NEW MEDIA space — i.e., New Media Expo or NMX.

This reflection tries to address the reality that many podcasters are now expanding into these other forms of New Media and they are increasing their skills and making more value of their “toolkit” that they can offer to customers and clients, as well as to the New Media Community.

Case-in-point is the podcast show that expands the topics, training, education and courses into another area of New Media:  i.e., Podcasting for Screencasters and Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts.

In any case, we wish everyone in the New Media Community a Happy International Podcast Day 2015!

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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 27

61- A DISRUPTION Entrepreneur – an in-depth interview with Tom Schwab

In this episode, we deliver a repurposed audio episode from The Struggling Entrepreneur Podcast Show. We have an in-depth interview with an Entrepreneur who is a DISRUPTER in the monetization environment in podcasting — mainly because he is committed NOT to be a podcaster. That is, he is committed to be a GUEST of podcasting interviews and create revenue streams in his entrepreneurship.

Tom Schwab and free bookThe entrepreneur is Tom Schwab. He has a business in which he leverages the results of his being a guest on podcasts:

– he turns his listeners into LEADS;

– he turns his leads into buying CUSTOMERS;

– he nurtures the customers into loyal ADVOCATES.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Tom is a Navy veteran.  Tom is a specialist in processes and systems. This has helped him to develop the content for his:

– services;

– ebook content; and

– online course content.

As you will hear, Tom has offered a 50 per cent discount for any of his premium offerings — that is, the online course and/or consulting services. All you have to do is mention to Tom that you heard about this in this podcast episode.

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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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Jul 18

53- Considerations for PODFADING – with cases-in-point

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Although we like to think positively and aspire that our podcast shows will go on forever and grow forever, we take a look at the reality of the environment in podcasting.

In this episode, we review some of the reasons for considering podfading your podcast show — all the way from burnout to a “fade-out, then fade-in” to begin another new podcast show, but with revitalized passion. Many of them deal with real-life situations and cases-in-point.

Some of the reasons given are:

-.Complications due to Health or age

– Too many podcast shows where you cannot do justice to them;

– Podcasting isn’t “fun” any more;

– Passion is fading;

– Just want podcasting to be no more than a “hobby”;

– Loss of your co-host or JV Partner;

– Decline of interest from your listeners or community, thus a decline of listeners;

– Cannot meat business objectives when podcasting is your business;

– Loss of money in podcasting (“don’t throw good money after bad”)

– Need to pivot to a new strategy, product, offering, technology or service for your business;

– You need a break, a rest and recharging of your “batteries”;

Here are some of the resources which we mentioned in this podcast:

Daniel J Lewis of www.theaudacitytopodcast.com

Paul Colligan of www.paulcolligan.com and www.ThePodcastReport.com;

FinanceForSTartups.com

PodcastersRoundtable.com

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Jun 02

51- Differentiating your Business in Podcasting “saturated” markets- lessons learned with case studies

A major decision for most entrepreneurs is the one to enter a market that has a reputation of being “saturated.” The cause could be one of many reasons.

In this Bonus episode, we look into issues and concerns for the entrepreneur to either enter or continue in a saturated market — and we do so from real-life case studies of small businesses.

The first case study examines the risks and the suggested recommendations for looking at the product, service, offering or brand entry into a “saturated market.” These may include:

– confirming with research that you have a greater value offered to you target audience than what is currently available from competitors (again, a new added value at the right time, right place and right “formula”);

– confirming that there is an abundance mentality in the market to lower your risk of entry; and

– Your target audience belongs to a “niche” or “super-niche” of potentially loyal fans that have the NEED and WANT of what you are offering to deliver in value (or products, services or offerings or courses, etc.) and are passionate about the niche issues; or

– Your target audience is a proven one in the niche, and you may already have them as known followers for your current communications to them;

…and other factors.

Such is the case of the new course to be launched (along with its existing podcast show for creating awareness and exposure) that is called Podcasting for Screencasters.

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As part of this entrance into this saturated marketplace of podcasts that teach their target market how to podcast, you may find out more about the free webinar at:

http://www.podcastingforscreencasters.com/webinar

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The second case study concerns the decision to REMAIN in a market that is “saturated.” It is the 8-year old podcast show called The Struggling Entrepreneur — an interview-based show with entrepreneur guests, as well as other business content for the entrepreneur.

The reasons for continuing are given, and they include some of the following:

– You may already be getting great feedback and actions from your target audience, expressing their knowledge, their liking you and trusting you in various ways, especially communication with you;

– You may already have had some measure of “success” (which is defined differently for every entrepreneur) with your target audience, and your main objective would be to KEEP your current audience, while GROWING it with planned marketing strategy that turns into execution of a marketing plan for the marketing tactics; and

– Your objective may be to complete the path steps of

. Subject Matter expert ==>

.      .Problem-solver for your niche audience ==>

.           .Trusted advisor with proof of reference sales ==>

.                    .THOUGHT LEADER for your target audience.

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We also highlighted certain “take-aways” from this episode, including:

– asking yourself  (with a documented proposed plan of executing the four steps to success)  how YOU can become a Thought Leader.

– Confirming what is your documented of measure of success; and

– Documenting a planned exit strategy with alternatives, in case you do not succeed in this saturated market within a planned period of time.

Finally, we did mention another show which we referenced —  it was Paul Colligan at www.ThePodcastReport.com.

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Mar 31

45- Podcast monetization strategies — an Interview repurposed

In this episode, D’Vorah Lansky interviews Fred Castaneda from her podcast show called Podcasting Success Secrets.

FC-for-DVL-interview-2015-03-31_7-03-10We have repurposed the audio interview and some of the content from the podcast show notes.

Here are some of the key points from the interview, as delivered by D’Vorah Lansky’s own Show Notes from her podcast show at www.PodcastingSuccessSecrets.com:

Screencasting and Podcasting

  • Screencasting is the technology to capture what’s on your computer screen and save that as a video file.
  • The 4 General Types of Content
    • Audio – narrating, explaining, music, intro-outro, etc.
    • Video –
      • Live action – created with camera [FC note: commonly referred to as “full-motion video”]
      • B-roll – old video files rolled together
    • Presentation slides – sequence of slides delivered via PowerPoint or a similar software, incorporating pictures, words and animations to bring a story to life.
    • Screencasting – showing people how you do something directly on your computer screen. Gives them a peek into the “back office.”
  • Combining the four types of content via a software like Camtasia creates visually compelling content that tells a story and makes people feel more comfortable buying your product or using your service.
  • Itunes is now displaying Video podcasts with a video symbol by it. Sometimes these podcasts are getting more attention than traditional audio only podcasts. Having audio and visual options makes your show attractive to people who like to listen as well as people who want to watch programs and increases your audience.

Fred’s Takeaway Tips for New Podcasters

  • Get your Skills Up and Running
  • Do It Because You Like It and Want to Have Fun
  • Decide Who You Want As Mentors, Ask Them and Stick With Them
  • Decide What is Your Passion and Go With It

Links to Resources Mentioned

 

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Copyright (c) 2015, D’Vorah Lansky of www.PodcastingSuccessSecrets.com and Fred Castaneda of www.SkillsInScreencastsAndPodcasts.com.

Mar 08

40- Adam Curry discusses podcast quality and New Media

This is repurposed content from the inaugural episode of Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts, and it delivers an interview with the “Podfather,” Adam Curry, who discusses New Media importance in the areas of podcasting and screencasting.

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This interview was conducted at the downtown Austin Hilton Hotel, where the noise was at a high level, but we found the quietest place to be in the business office just off the lobby. We apologize for the background noise and ambient sounds.

Around 2011, there was a movement from the New Media community of content creators to try to get bloggers to add Podcasting to their skills and join the podcasting community — mainly to grow their audience and add another channel for their content.

In 2014, the current movement is to try to get the podcasters to add screencasting to their skill-set — and vice-versa, get screencasters to add podcasting to their skills portfolio. The idea is to grow their audience and increase the possibilities of monetization, generate additional revenue streams and exploit new channels for content distribution.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Adam Curry discusses the models for podcasters and screencasters, as well as quality in the production of New Media content.

About Adam Curry:

Born in 1964, he is “on the cusp” of the Baby Boomer range, and is one of the “last of the official Baby-Boomers.” He also has had a history of financial success in making millions, then spending them all, and then finally of being an Entrepreneur that found happiness by living his passion as a “Government Legislation Analyst” in his latest business of podcasting with his show of No Agenda.

After over 7 years of building a loyal audience, he  has proven that the road to his full-time Entrepreneurship is with the business model which he has proven successful — known as the VALUE-FOR-VALUE model.

But to many others in the New Media arena, Adam Curry is also known as the “Pod-Father” —  since he and Dave Winer created the ability to implement successful podcasting. It was this breakthrough that allowed him to explore audio podcasting and create a show that still has a tremendous worldwide following of loyal listeners (known by Adam as “producers” — like the ones in the Hollywood model of entertainment).

This came after a career with MTV and broadcasting. His media experience saw him as part of Mevio.com, (previously known as Podshow) with different podcasts that he also started (like the Daily Source Code).

However, almost seven years ago, he started his flagship podcast show called NO AGENDA with his co-host, columnist John C. Dvorak. As an entrepreneur, he has developed the format and content of the show.

You will notice that Adam Curry has several “firsts” in his success as a full-time podcaster-entrepreneur:

(1) He provides docoumented deconstruction, information of value and entertainment;

(2) He created his own position and title as a Government Legislation Analyst. Yes, he actually READS, analyzes and deciphers each governmental bill, proclamation, executive order, and United Nations document–and he even highlights the pertinent sections that can provide you, the listener, with critical thinking and and intelligent basis for making decisions and being well-informed. The documents and other valuable information are part of his extraordinary show notes, which are free to the listener from his podcast web site.

(3) He has proven that his business model of VALUE-FOR-VALUE can be a successful one (and so far, a sustainable one) by building a loyal audience and receiving willing donations for the value that the audience receives.

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