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415- Opportunities for podcasters in screencasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed episode. This was originally published earlier when it was mainly a story about Lon Naylor of screencapturevideo.com (which was previously known as LearnCamtasia.com).

Note: Lon had been a joint venture partner with myself several years ago when we launched a training product called “Podcasting for Screencasters.” (with an earlier promotional pdf from before)

Lon is an entrepreneur who is a professional screencaster and Powerpoint instructor with his site and his background. He is a noted instructor in the video training and tutorial environment with Camtasia Studio from Techsmith.

Note: Lon’s current tutorials and training site for videos and screencasts is now at ScreenCaptureVideo.com. And this newer site has all the benefits and content of value from his prior flagship site.

As you will hear in this repurposed audio episode, new opportunities exist for current podcasters who want to extend their reach, gain new audiences and possibly monetize their business opportunities with screencasts.

This episode has been edited slightly to update the information for today’s environment. Lon still has his training series of screen capturing video tools in both Camtasia and Powerpoint.

However, the opportunity still exists for podcasters to move into the area of screencasting for extending the reach of their business to new audiences (in the video area and professional training arena) — but with complimentary skills that can shorten the learning curve for podcasters. And do not forget the possibility of generating some revenue streams to increase your income for your business with these new skills and creating valuable screencast content.

We hope that you, as a podcaster, can quickly acquire the complimentary skills and therefore make your own business more successful as also a screencaster.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Lon Naylor of screencapturevideo.com. All rights reserved.

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406- Podcasting as a beautiful anarchy

In this episode of PodcastReporter.com, we discuss a theme proposed in a podcast episode of Todd Henry’s The Accidental Creative recently.

The experiences of one’s life may be “living in defiance of conventions.” In fact, as you will hear in this audio episode, my own examples of detours from the rules and conventional wisdom seem to be anything but linear.

An example of a non-linear experience of a young podcaster is exemplified in The Savvy Creative — a detour from conventional wisdom and a rush to live the experiences of a “bucket list.”

Now, for myself, the podosphere has presented me the non-linear detours and passion of creativity that can be fulfilling as a “beautiful anarchy.”

We hope that you can learn from Todd and his episode and interview about the non-linear “beautiful anarchy” that perhaps can enrich your life in the area of creativity.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Todd Henry of the accidental creative. All rights reserved.

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402- Podcast success metrics — a discussion

Here at PodcastReporter.com, we discuss the age-old question of: what are the vital podcast metrics and factors for success in podcasting?

We address this theme by turning to discussions by a couple of advanced podcasters who have had many years of experience in the podosphere with their own podcasts. This theme is covered by these podcasters in recent episodes:

I feel that you will find the discussions, examples, motivators and results of great interest to you, as you determine how you will measure your success factors and metrics for your show.

We wish you the best in getting the results you desire for a great show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Daniel J Lewis and Evo Terra. All rights reserved.

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399- Update on the fears of podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we re-visit the topic of some new media creatives that may have FEARS in thinking about podcasting.

The original topic was presented to us in episode number 55 in the back-catalog of The Audacity to Podcast from Daniel J Lewis. And we plan to add more fears in this update of this specific topic.

Now, in the original podcast episode in 2011, Daniel presented us with seven major fears, which were:

  • It is not worth the time;
  • I don’t have enough to say;
  •  No one will want to listen to me;
  • People will not like me;
  • Podcasting is too hard;
  • Podcasting costs too much;
  • I hate the sound of my own voice.

And in this episode update, we add the following reasons that may appear to be excuses that can be overcome (some may be similar, but not exactly the same in detail):

  • I don’t want to be a techie;
  • I cannot make any money;
  • I am scared to podfade;
  • It is too competitive;
  • I don’t want to learn or do SEO (search engine optimization);
  • I don’t want to become a loner or introvert;
  • It’s too time-consuming;
  • Any enthusiasm can die;
  • I don’t want my hobby to become an obsession;
  • I don’t want to burn out.

So, if you make a checklist for yourself and cross each one out when you overcome it. And we sincerely hope that you, as a podcaster, can learn to overcome any fears of these 17 reasons for podcasting — and then you can enjoy the passion of podcasting and be successful.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and episode TAP55 from Daniel J Lewis of theaudacitytopodcast.com. All rights reserved.

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391- Acoustic improvements for podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the audio issues from home studios that could be rectified by implementing improvements for acoustics. The article (and an earlier one mentioned in the audio episode) was published recently about acoustics from Buzzsprout.com by Kevin Finn

We also mention the 2006 suggestion for reducing the audio or acoustic problems of podcasting from home by Paul Colligan in his earlier podcast show called Podcast Tools Weekly Update (now podfaded) — and this suggestion was to record your episode with a blanket over your head.

We hope that your audio quality will be the best and be reverb-free and hissing-free, so that this will improve your podcast episodes.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Buzzsrpout.com and Paul Colligan. All rights reserved.

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385- Fix podcasting discoverability issues

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we discuss the issues of discoverability of your podcast shows, and especially how to try to fix them.

The post on medium.com deals with five ways to fix discoverability problems. These five thoughts are:

  • Realize that your problem is not unique;
  • Take the lead by getting in front of your audience and introduce yourself;
  • Go niche;
  • Raise the bar — for the only ones to suffer will be those podcasters who refuse to adapt;
  • Have patience

Thus, in addition to other resources already discussed in this podcast show, we hope that you can find value in these perspectives and begin to conquer the discoverability problem for your podcast show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and medium.com. All rights reserved.

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358- From passion to prison in podcasting

In this repurposed episode of podcastreporter.com  from an earlier time this year, we deliver this idea of having your podcasting passion turning into a confined or “prison” for you during this virus crisis. This is a slightly edited version of prior episode 92.

So, when your podcasting becomes more of an “obligation” instead of a “passion,” how can you re-ignite your excitement of podcasting during the plandemic?

In this article that was narrated for you, there are three suggestions to turn your “prison” into “passion” once again — for the podcaster and other entrepreneurs.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and solo-e.com. All rights reserved.

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330- Podcast BOOTCAMPS and pricey training

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we deliver some thoughts about offerings known as podcast bootcamps — and the fact that they could be not only pricey in their cost, but also not as focused as they need to be for the new or aspiring podcasters.

As you will hear in this repurposed episode from an earlier post in this same podcast show, serious thought should be given to the talents and the credentials of the instructors or teachers or managers of the proposed bootcamps before you go and sign up for these types of programs.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

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273- Tips for podcast membership sites

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver some tips on podcast membership sites.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we focus on the monetization aspects of membership sites — including theory and practical application in the world of the podosphere.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

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271- Benefits of hobbyist podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a discussion about the traits and issues of being a hobbyist podcaster.

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