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422- Podcasting Pundit Paul Colligan at Podcast Movement 2020

In this issue of PodcastReporter.com, we repurpose a prior episode of this show (#328), where we interviewed Paul Colligan on the exhibit hall show floor of the Podcast Movement 2020 conference (known as Evolutions).

Now, Paul Colligan has been a podcaster since 2004, and he has been a strategist for profitable podcasting. He also developed and sold his own product in 2007-2008 that provided support for a one-to-one RSS feed delivery and key deliverables for good revenue streams and podcasts (which was known as PremiumCast).

In addition to being a luminary, a content creator with videos, blogs and other media deliverables, Paul is also a screencaster, a solution provider, a trusted advisor  and thought leader for the podcasting and New Media space. He is highly regarded by all of the early podcasters and has been not only a role model, but also a mentor to many (such as myself). As a matter of fact, my I was a member of his “member” program called New Media Inner Circle and also took his course called Podcast Secrets in 2007.

Now, we had interviewed Paul before a major event that was the key for podcasters in 2015 (i.e., the NMX or New Media Expo in Las Vegas). In that episode, Paul gave us not only the state of the podosphere at that time, but also where he felt that podcasting would be going in the next five years — that is, 2020). And here is the link to the audio file:

Paul plans to launch yet another podcast, and he will call it The Aging Tech Show. This is planned to be a model for podcasting that will be current with a lot of fun for strategies for profitable podcasting — among other things.

In addition, Paul also will update his book series on podcasting (originally started with the title of “How to Podcast” — since 2015 and 2016).

So, we encourage all podcasters to subscribe to his podcast show called The Podcast Report. It is delivered by Paul for each season, and it contains gems that do prove to be of value to all podcasters.

We hope that all you podcasters enjoy Paul’s books, his videos, his new show, as well as The Podcast Report — and that the content from his programs will help to make you successful in your podcasting.

Thank you for our attention.

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421A- Podcast Movement Conference- now only virtual in October

Yes, that’s right. As we predicted in a past episode of The Podcast Reporter show, the Plandemic of 2020 (due to the fearmongering of the “lame-stream” media) has forced the PodcastMovement.com team to cancel their inbound (in-person) event scheduled for August, 2020  — and switch the event to only a virtual (online) conference.

The email notice went out on 22 July 2020 to subscribers to the PodMov Daily newsletter (as well as past attendees of the Podcast Movement 2020-Evolutions conference).

The notice also stated an “early-bird” pricing structure that is valid for just a limited time. The rates for participation stand (at this time) for $99 USD or $199 USD or $599 USD. The web site has a description for the value to be delivered for each of these prices. And the registration is available online at the PodcastMovement.com site.

For this podcaster, I am investigating the value that I could derive from this type of virtual event in the same way that I would explore and plan for attending a live event (which would normally incur costs of travel, lodging, food, etc.). For example, I am anxious to see the schedule, the speakers, the time frames, etc. However, at this time, both the details for the speakers and schedule and other sessions are still being created. And thus, I will wait to see when they will be delivered online.

In the meantime, I plan to contact the key people whom I would normally interview or make contact with at a live event to see if they would be speaking (or had submitted an application to speak or present). In my communication with them, I would schedule a time and date during the event to have a telephone chat with them (normally during breaks or before/after sessions and keynotes). And this would have to suffice for my not being able to speak to them in person or interview them on the show floor of what would normally be the exhibit hall of a live event.

And thus, this would be the value for me to join this community and register for the virtual event.

But what is important for me as a podcaster is to do the right type of planning for participating in a podcast conference event. There is no change in trying to determine the ROI for this event — although the normal ROI would have a lower amount of investment in cash or money, and thus have much of the TIME and attendance in the participation to gauge a possible return for me. This would include checking my possible results against a list of my planned objectives in detail to determine if this event is right show in which to participate as an attendee.

Obviously, I myself have not applied to be a speaker or presenter or member of a panel at this event. But if I would have wanted to participate in this way, I would also put into the ROI plan the amount of time and effort that I would have to spend in preparing for my participation as someone other than just an attendee.

If you, as a podcaster, were wanting to speak or present or participate in a panel, then I would suggest that this type of planning also be included into the objectives vs. effort vs. results in your ROI plan.

So, in the meantime, I see myself possibly registering as just an attendee at the $99 USD rate (since some of the critical details are not available yet), and then ensure that I am aware of what the cancellation processes are (just in case I don’t feel that the value would be there). However, I think that this latter possibility would be very low if my contacts would confirm that they would also participate or attend this virtual event.

So, if you are planning to participate and attend the virtual Podcast Movement 2020 event in October, we hope that your planning for the event and the preparation of of a good ROI strategy would confirm that this event would add to the positive success of your show and bring you the profitable podcasting environment for you.

Thank you for your attention.

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419- Review of SHIFT virtual meeting — Podcast University

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we report on my perspectives of the virtual conference or meeting named SHIFT delivered on 14July2020 by the podcastmovement.com  team at their inaugural celebration for Podcast University.

Now, I myself had joined the program (it was a free signup for any podcaster in early July, 2020). And so I was interested in the element of COMMUNITY and good CONTENT for podcast episodes and generating podcast ideas — perhaps these ideas could spawn good themes and topics for content in my podcast episodes of my podcast show, PodcastReporter.com.

When I got online and entered the virtual meeting, I was surprised to see that not one of the experienced podcasters with the authority and the credentials and with over 14 years of podcasting and being a thought leader was on the agenda. In fact, I had only known of one of the podcasters that presented a summary of an Edison report for the audience — but it was only limited to 30 minutes.

In fact, it was quite obvious that the podcast crew who ran this free session had a specific agenda for their point of view. And in my opinion, I saw nothing that I really got out of the several hours of the day that addressed my objectives having joined the “university” — which were community and content.

In fact, it is only my opinion that you will NOT hear from podcasters who have the credentials, experience, skills, objectivity and content from this group — and I am talking about people like Adam Curry, Dave Jackson, Douglas Welch, Todd Cochrane, Ray Ortega, Rob Greenlee, Gordon Firemark, etc. Because, in my opinion, these podcasters just mentioned give an objective viewpoint and deliver VALUE (and not just causes) to the listeners, as well as great hints and tips to their audiences on many platforms.

If you are curious to see what the agenda was for this session, the text from the session with the schedule has been made into a pdf for your perusal, and it is here:

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/fgcastgain/Shift_schedule_for_14July2020.pdf

In fact, the only session that, in my opinion, was worth consuming, was the Edison report about the Latino listening report. I felt that the background for the study done about this, as well as the charts used and presented, and the conclusions reached all seemed to address the podcast questions about an audience for podcasters that can be nurtured and addressed by today’s podcasters — and even in English, and not just in Spanish. And this was the description of this specific session (with the hours being in Eastern Time zone): “1:51 PM – Latino Podcast Listener Report Gabriel Soto of Edison Research & Martina Castro of Adonde Media will present the Latino Podcast Listener Report, and discuss how podcasters can use this data to grow their podcast and expand their reach.”

Thus, if you are into “rainbows and unicorns,” then pershaps the spirit and delivery of this session is appropriate. But for the experienced podcasters who wish to receive more skills, content and help to grow the community of their audience — then this type of session and virtual venue may not satisfy the bill completely for them.

It will be interesting to see how the speakers and the theme of Podcast Movement 2020 in Dallas will be aligned with this type of SHIFT movement — and whether ALL podcasters can benefit from either the in-person or virtual conference, and not just those who are subjectively endeared by the latest SJW or popular causes.

And if you ask what is the take-away for me from these 5 hours of presentations, then I would say that I want to start consuming more Latino podcasts — both in Spanish and English. Now, I had done so way back in the days of 2006 when there were a handful of Spanish-speaking podcasts (mainly from Iberian Spain, like Pato Pascual, El Podcast de No tengo iPhone, Podcastellanos, etc.). And even though I had published several episodes in Mexican Spanish (which is my native language, since I, myself, am Hispanic), I had concentrated for the last 12 years of podcasting in English. So that one session showed me an opportunity that I am missing by not addressing the Latino-Mexico audience today. And I can then make plans to create, plan, and possibly launch a podcast in the near future in Spanish.

So, we hope that your take-aways from this agenda-oriented format can be positive for you, as well, and that you can then help to grow your podcast show and be more successful.

Thank you for your attention.

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412A- Podcast University — the third attempt

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we focus on the recent announcement of the latest version of a “Podcast University” offering. This offering will host a virtual meeting on 14 July 2020.

Now, the first 2 attempts started way back in 2007 and then repeated again in 2014 — and both started, but did not succeed:


Now, in early July, the announcement has arrived for a new attempt at a Podcast University. The link for this can be found at:  university.podcastmovement.com  and I, myself, have just joined the community. Yes, it is free at this time (maybe not so later on). And I have contributed one post in the chat room.

Now, instead of going in to all the detail of this site, perhaps it is better to encourage you, as a podcaster, to join for free and attend the event on 14July2020 that will kick off this project.

So, this very brief episode is just to inform you that this will be going on. And we hope that this third attempt to create a Podcast University can succeed.

Thank you for your attention, and we hope that you can find value in this Podcast University.

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349- Possible future of podcasting and big money

This episode of PodcastReporter.com focuses on the theme that the podosphere and podcasting may be under the strength of big money, as the latter will try to steer the podcasting platform away from a level playing field — and thus, control the podosphere.

This topic set afire a storm of frustration and resentment from the keynote address by Hernan Lopez of Wondery at the recent Podcast Movement 2020 conference in Los Angeles.

As you will hear in this brief audio episode, a keynote speaker who knows not his audience and is not aware of awards that have been going on for 15 years in the podosphere may have lost his credibility.

So the argument continues from the hobbyist podcasters and indie podcasters that the playing field must remain level (as professed by Todd Cochrane in his New Media Show podcast), and that these “johnny-come-lately media with money” should not decide on the direction and gatekeeping of the podosphere.

Thank you for your attention.

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334- The PodQuest show with Michael Neely

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we deliver an interview with Michael Neely of  The Podquest Show— which was recorded at the recent Podcast Movement 2020 Evolutions conference in California.

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333- Review from Gordon Firemark at PM2020 conference

In this episode of podcastreporter.com, we deliver repurposed content recorded as a result of attending the earlier podcast conference (before the plandemic of the Chinese Wuhan virus that caused a crisis) called Podcast Movement 2020 –Evolutions.

Gordon Firemark is an attorney specializing in both entertainment law, as well as podcast and media law. We had interviewed him in this podcast show years before, and we were pleased to have received a review in the form of an email update from him at the conference in Los Angeles, California earlier this year.

And here, Gordon gives his perspective of the podosphere for both content creators and podcasters in 2020.

Thank you for your attention.

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