Sep 11

34- What is your END GAME goal in 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

33- In-depth interview with DISRUPTION Podcaster- Tom Schwab

In this episode, we deliver a repurposed episode from the Struggling Entrepreneur podcast. 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 25

32- PODCASTERS SOCIETY program helps podcasters take their show to AMAZING levels

Especially for screencasters who are contemplating adding podcasting to their New Media portfolio and skill set — as well as screencasters who recently joined the podcasting community by adding published podcasts into the podosphere — there is a new program announced on 20August2015 from Daniel J. Lewis that can help these people get on the FAST TRACK to grow their podcast show to a level that is named “AMAZING.”

PS web site pageThis episode focuses on the launch and announcement of a new premium membership site ONLY for podcasters who already have a podcast published in iTunes(R).

And remember: podcasts can be video podcasts, as well as audio podcasts.

The program is called PODCASTERS SOCIETY at podcasterssociety.com (2 middle s’s). [Editor’s note: the apostrophe was  omitted due to technical issues with tags in this post]

This premium offering and program comes to you via Daniel J Lewis, podcaster for The Audacity to Podcast.

As you will hear in this audio podcast episode is my initial perspective after I had joined the program. My reasons for joining and hopes for value are included in the audio podcast.

I consider this more of a “mentorship collaboration” program, with a site that provides webinars that are premium, as well as some guest webinars that allow anyone to consume the latter for free for a day or two only.

This episode describes, from my viewpoint, the value that is promised and the types of collaboration that will be available:

– interactive webinars within the community;

(note: there will be a webinar with a special subject-matter-expert guest each month, and this will be open to the public–including a replay– but only for a couple of days, after which it will be available only to the members of PODCASTERS SOCIETY)

– networking;

– discussions;

– Q and A

FORA for different discussion items (n.b.: “forums” is not correct, since FORUM and FORA  are from the Latin word forum, whose plural is “fora” — very much like: the plural of criterion is criteria. Sorry to be pic., but isn’t nice to know what is correct?);

– One note that is good news for us: There is NOT yet another private facebook group with this program! That’s what the fora offer.

– Chat with the Slack program;

– Teams with intercommunication helping of each other;

and

– more focused expertise from Daniel J Lewis to the members in other avenues (e.g., via webinar Q/A, via discounts, etc.).

FORA with off-topic RANTThere is a replay webinar available to describe the program, along with the initial pricing that expires on 10 September 2015 at:

http://app.webinarjam.net/replay/17740/94bb05a7a1/0/lw7118838a1

Note: please excuse the 2 audio clips in this episode, which I included as part of “dry humor” for the content theme.

Finally, now that I have joined, I will be able to provide more details about this type of membership site and the value it has specifically for podcasters — and that this is NOT yet another program that teaches you how to podcast as a beginner.

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Note: Please be advised that charter membership will end on September 10th of 2015.

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Aug 20

31- Monetizing podcasts by NOT STARTING one: a new Model

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In this brief audio episode, we focus on a new model by Entrepreneur Tom Schwab on monetizing podcasts.

His program produces results BY NOT CREATING OR STARTING YOUR OWN PODCAST — but rather, by being a GUEST on the podcast shows of others.

In a recent webinar, he outlined his four elements:

(1) Delivering a 6-step approach to being scheduled as a guest on an audio episode of a podcast show;

(2) Explaining how to get LEADS from GUEST appearances;

(3) Delivering the process of how to nurture the leads into PAYING CUSTOMERS; and

(4) Delivering the final explanation of how to turn customers into ADVOCATES.

At his web site of http://www.tmschwab.com/ , Tom shows one of his key recommendations — that is, creating a landing page for each guest appearance.

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For more information, you can go to www.tmschwab.com.

At this blog, Tom provides you with the information about his book, his online course and his webinars. You can also join his blog following.

To contact Tom on twitter, his handle is @tmschwab.

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Aug 09

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

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There 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

29- Considerations on Podfading

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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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Jul 13

28- Steps to becoming a successful CONTENT CREATOR – with cases-in-point

In this episode, we examine the four steps in the journey to becoming a successful content creator, especially for the podcaster.

Does “success” mean making lots of money? Some of the “newbies”
in the podosphere are making 7 figures, and there are a few who
proudly proclaim their revenues and share them online.

But, no, that may not be the measure of success.

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Does “success” mean having enormous stats? Some of the
“newbies” have gazillions of downloads, subscribers, sponsors,
listens, views, audience numbers, etc.

But, no that may not be the measure of success.

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According to a couple of key podcasters, the true meaning of
success lies elsewhere in “thought leadership” — but also
with the positive results both in stats and revenue streams.

4 Steps to Content creator success

This content for this episode was inspired by two podcasters,
both who have had over 10 years of experience:

(1) Paul Colligan, podcaster of THE PODCAST REPORT; and

(2) Chris Brogan — podcaster, blogger, author and trainer, among
many other things.

It was Paul Colligan who called myself a “luminary” over a year
ago in his podcast episode, when he described me.
It was also Chris Brogan who described the real measure of
success monetarily, but also emphasized the importance of
“thought leadership.”

Together, they inspired the description of the 4-step journey
from podcaster to thought-leader (the latter being the real
measure of success, in my humble opinion, as the other
mentioned victories in the journey have either been preludes
or learning-steps).

As you will hear in this audio episode, the four steps to becoming
a “successful” CONTENT CREATOR are detailed and described as:

(1) Subject matter expert that develops into a true “luminary”;

(2) Solution-provider or problem-solver;

(3) Trusted advisor; and then,

(4) THOUGHT LEADER.

After listening to this episode, the rhetorical question for you is
“where are you in this journey today, and what is your personal
and business target in steps for your future?”

Here are some of the links from the cases-in-point and
the resources mentioned in this audio episode:

THE REFERRAL ENGINE, book by John Jantsch

THE SPEED OF TRUST, book by Dr. Steven Covey

PAUL COLLIGAN, podcaster, author & blogger at www.thepodcastreport.com

CHRIS BROGAN, author, trainer, blogger at www.chrisbrogan.com

SCOTT JOHNSON, podcaster at www.computertutorflorida.com

LON NAYLOR, screencaster and podcaster and blogger at  www.LearnCamtasia.com

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Jun 30

27- Podcasting for Screencasters- Lon Naylor demo of a case study

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In this episode, Lon Naylor discusses the value of podcasting skills, podcasting deliverables and podcast monetization for the Screencaster — and, vice-versa, with Fred Castaneda.

Lon Naylor is the principal of www.LearnCamtasia.com, which is a weekly Screencast coaching webinar membership site. He is also a podcaster, with his show called ScreencastWeekly.com.

In this discussion webinar, Fred Castaneda talks with Lon about the value of podcasting from the PODCASTER’s viewpoint.

In this discussion, a CASE STUDY is described, and the demonstration given by Lon Naylor shows how he created additional content in another format (screencasting from an audio podcast episode) by creating a visual and compelling presentation for the audience. This can be done in either PowerPoint(R) or Camtasia Studio(R).

You will note that Lon took an already existing and published audio podcast episode of 13 minutes, and then he:

– created the framework for the visual properties of the presentation;

– decided which theme, which font which design to use;

– added animations and effects (e.g., dissolves, transitions, fly-ins, etc.) to include in which specific visuals;

– added the musical score to enhance the existing podcast; and

– added the link to go and see the final screencast from this project.

This content was created by Lon Naylor from a webinar that was given for those who want to know more about enhancing their screencasting skills in his LearnCamtasia.com weekly coaching webinars.

For more information, you can reach the contact information about Lon Naylor at:

www.LearnCamtasia.com

If you wish to watch the YouTube video of this content, you can go to the link, which is called “How Screencasters can Leverage Podcasting”:

If you wish to see the finished project that is described in this case study by Lon Naylor, you can go to this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qje3pZMRGZg

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Copyright (c) 2015, Lon Naylor and Logical Drive Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Jun 02

26- Differentiating yourself and Brand in Podcasting- lessons from 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

25- Planning for Podcast Monetization – an Interview

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.