Aug 16

91- Caveats for Podcasters – own your own dot-com – case study with blab

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We deliver a case study in which we explore the impact to Entrepreneurs, New Media Professionals and Startups when a platform for communication which they have used disappears.

The platform is blab.im — which the public information described as an “experiment.” However, for 3.9 Million users of this “beta” platform, the impact was a jolt for those who used it extensively for delivering content as podcasters or New Media Professionals.

In this episode, we focus on the LESSONS LEARNED — which were inspired by the discussion from Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee in the podcast called NEW MEDIA SHOW of 14 August 2016.

Some of these lessons learned are:

  • “Own your own dot-com”;
  • Back up and archive ALL your content — from media, to show notes, to web site, to transcripts, to text, to images, to podcasts, etc.
  • Be ready to switch to another platform as an option, should the key one (like blab.im) disappear;
  • keep current and evaluate other alternative platforms (just in case);
  • YOU, YOUR BRAND, YOUR CONTENT — these are important, and should not be identified with the platform of delivery;
  • “Any shiny new object that appears to be fun can disappear overnight”;
  • Entrepreneurs and New Media professionals must “OWN THEIR OWN DOT.COM” and NOT be dependent on a platform;
  • Avoid dependency on a platform

As you can hear in the discussion with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee, there have been many such situations where the platforms have appeared, grown, and then gone.

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

Jul 18

86- Entrepreneur exhibitor ROI at Podcast conference- Tom Schwab

In this episode, we deliver a discussion and interview with Tom Schwab of InterviewValet.com about his participation as an Entrepreneur as both an attendee and an exhibitor with a booth at a business show / industry conference. The case in point is Podcast Movement, an event that has just finished its third year.

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As you will hear in this podcast audio episode, Tom will give us his perspectives of the criteria used to plan for attending or exhibiting at a conference, as well as the value and ROI, with measurable results from his experience.

Tom also delivers his perspectives of the conference itself, the serendipity, the excitement and buzz and the networking opportunities of this event. Although we were not able to do a live on-the-floor interview with him in the exhibit hall during the event, he gives us his reasons why he felt that this was a success for him — his business objectives and measured results.

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If you are interested in Tom’s business offerings and information, he has also invited listeners of this podcast episode to a special page that he created for this podcast at:

InterviewValet.com/fred

where you can see what the offers, offerings, deliverables and other free information and materials are for review — as well as the fee offerings that he has for his customers.

Tom may also be reached via:

twitter:   @TMSchwab

email:  tom@inboundforecommerce.com

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Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Tom Schwab. All rights reserved.

 

Jun 10

85- Retrospective- Podcaster courtesy and audio tips with Daniel J Lewis

This episode is being repurposed and re-syndicated from an earlier interview with Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast show, in which we discussed podcaster courtesy in bumpers and interviews — along with tips for improving your audio quality via mp3 encoding.

Daniel J Lewis delivers courtesyThis audio episode content was first published in the show called the Community of Five podcast, and with express permission at the time of the original recording, we deliver this to you.

Reason? The problem of courtesy among podcasters has grown quickly, due to the nature of the pressure —

a) to get into NEW AND NOTEWORTHY in iTunes(R) (yes, it still persists today, due to the myth started in 2013);

b) to see other podcasters as “competition” and try to outdo them in getting the exposure, links, audience awareness, etc. instead of others;

or

c) to be discourteous due to monetization goals for either download cpm revenue or product promotion, etc.

In any case, the hesitation (or just downright REFUSAL) of reciprocity for giving bumpers, interviews or other types of courteous acts has grown significantly in a tense atmosphere of competition and the race for monetization.

Why?

Well, it could be that there are so many podcast shows today that are being recognized and created.  And receiving the links and awareness and exposure seems to be the holy grail for podcasters.

So, we have decided to repurpose an earlier episode interview with Daniel J Lewis, host of The Audacity to Podcast, in which we discuss this issue with some caveats to the aspiring or new podcasters, as well as other screencasters who are getting into the podcasting space today.

For more information, you can contact Daniel J Lewis at:

TheAudacitytoPodcast.com

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Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Solutions Corporation. With permission from Daniel J Lewis at the original recording. All rights reserved.

Mar 10

42- From Paul Colligan’s book ‘HOW TO PODCAST’– a case study

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we deliver a chapter (really a case study) from the book by Paul Colligan titled:

How to Podcast 2015: 4 Simple Steps to Broadcasting Your Message to the Entire Connected Planet –Even if you don’t really know what Podcasting is.

HowtoPodcast on amazonThe book was actually released on 16 February 2015 in all the electronic and paperback formats.

This is an audio narration of the chapter of the case study. In the paperback edition of the book, this case study is told from pages 139 to 146. It is the story of Fred Castaneda — a New Media content creator and producer who is a podcaster, screencaster and video consultant for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.

The case study centers around how Fred makes his podcasts happen — of course, it is related to the 4 steps that Paul Colligan describes in creating, publishing and promoting podcast shows.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Fred has been podcasting since 2006, and the workflow and processes he adopted were from Scott Whitney’s podcast show in 2006 called Podcasting For Business. They were originally called “The 4 Ps of Podcasting.”

Although Fred had been publishing more than 14 podcast shows all at the same time in 2010, he has podfaded all but 7 of them today. There are several podcast shows for non-profit organizations (which are not in iTunes(R), as they are targeted for specific niches). But the key commercial podcasts are:

Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts

Podcast Reporter

Struggling Entrepreneur

Finance for Startups

Gain Control of Your Day

Boomers for Startups

and others.

This brief episode can give you an idea of the journey that Fred has traveled in the podosphere, and what some of the factors were for his success.

Our thanks to Paul Colligan for his content that includes this case study in his book.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Paul Colligan. All rights reserved.