Jun 10

56- Podcaster courtesy and tips for audio quality 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 reciprocity of 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 being recognized and receiving the links and awareness and exposure seem 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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Nov 01

39- Google announces Podcast support

In this dated episode, we deliver a summary of the announcement by Google to finally support podcasts, and we also have links to key resources that give you the details and what they mean to you, as a Podcaster.

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As you will hear in this brief bonus episode, you can get a good summary and most of the key information from Ray Ortega in his bonus episode of The Podcasters Studio at www.thepodcastersstudio.com.

In addition, Ray’s podcast episode has links to the episode in which Rob Walch of The Feed podcast show interviews Elias Roman, the manager of the Google Project.

And here are other resources that are mentioned, either with links or by name:

(1) Daniel J Lewis — he has a brief Youtube video showing you how to submit your podcast to this project;

(2) Ileane Smith — her positive summary of this announcement;

(3) The link to The Feed episode with the interview by Rob Walch;

(4) Paul Figgiani and his concerns in the google+ community of The Podcasters;

(5) Mike Dell of the blubrry network, who had concerns.

More information should be coming — especially the time frame when the podcast listeners will be able to access and consume the podcasts (which is now stated by google as “as soon as possible.”

The link to submit your podcast to this project is:

g.co/podcastportal

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Oct 07

37- Discussing the VALUE to Podcasters of PODCASTERS SOCIETY with Daniel J Lewis

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We deliver an interview with Daniel J Lewis., the podcaster and founder of the NoodleMix Network at www.noodle.mx, as well as The Audacity to Podcast show, along with other podcasts.

During this interview, we discuss the VALUE to podcasters that is delivered by PODCASTERS’ SOCIETY, as well as the future directions and other features available in this membersship site.

As you will hear in this audio episode, this membership site that was announced and open since August, 2015, actually had its beginnings in 2014, when Daniel J Lewis wanted to deliver value to the podcasters who wanted to IMPROVE or ENHANCE their podcast by taking the level from just “average to AMAZING”. This idea sprung from the value delivered from a previous course that Daniel created and taught earlier called Podcast Master Class.

In addition, Daniel shares with us how his early objectives are being met, as well as his monetization strategies with this program — especially with all the features, forum, conversations and community aspects of the Podcasters’ Society Experience.

One feature to note for all podcasters is that a monthly guest will be spotlighted in a live webinar (with replay available for 36 hours after). This webinar will be open for the 2 days to everyone (but after that, it will only be available for replay to the members of Podcasters’ Society).

Daniel J Lewis-squareDaniel J. Lewis, creator of the Podcasters’ Society Program

As an Entrepreneur, Daniel has gone from a web designer and graphic designer to full-time podcaster, to a podcast-network-manager, and now to creating a “COLLABORATION MENTORSHIP” (that is the descriptive phrase that I coined for this membership site after I had joined it in late August) — of course, with Daniel J Lewis as the key “mentor.”

Some final differentiators of this site from most of the other membership sites in podcasting are:

(1) The Program does NOT focus on teaching others HOW TO PODCAST — that is, there is no mention of what hardware, software, plug-ins and other resources to acquire and how to use them to plan, produce, launch and promote a new podcast show.

In fact, Daniel vets his potential members by requiring them to have a podcast already launched and available in iTunes. Clearly, this program is not for aspiring podcasters, but for those who have some experience in podcasting already.

(2) Daniel’s program does not focus on Monetization of a podcast show. The road to making money with a podcast is an additional path that can be taken, but this site focuses on helping those who want to create a better podcast show, even if they are non-profit, or public service, or public sector or even HOBBY PODCASTERS. In other words, monetization is fine, but the program does not obsess over making money with podcasting — although discussions are welcome and community conversations are active in the member site forum.

Instead, the real focus of the program rotates around what Daniel considers the 4 Cornerstones of Podcasting — and he mentions and describes them in the audio episode.

To contact Daniel, or to get further information about the site, the schedule of webinars and links to the guest webinar, its features or the Program itself, please use the contact features at:

http://www.PodcastersSociety.com/contact

or

http:/www.theAudacityToPodcast.com/about

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Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved. Audio and images published with written permission from Daniel J Lewis.

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 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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Nov 18

12- Reviews of Audello from 2 podcasters and 1 screencaster

Product platforms for podcasting and content creation and publishing have been around for a while. Case in point is the old Podomatic.com site, where a template-driven or wizard-like process allowed a novice user to record audio content, then produce and publish a podcast episode very easily — although there were drawbacks later with portability and management. So these all-in-one platforms are not a new idea, as they originally have been available since 2007.

In this episode, we focus on reviews and opinions from two podcasters and a screencaster about early experiences with the newly available Podcasting platform called Audello.

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The podcasters involved are:

(1) Dave Jackson from www.SchoolOfPodcasting.com, who discussed his negative audello experiences, and from whom we have several audio clips, as well as a link to a video which he published on YouTube:

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Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello with first looks after installation and use (after video);

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello in post-launch and availability;

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello during the pre-launch period;

Select this link to listen to the mp3 from Dave Jackson about audello from a discussion during www.askthepodcastcoach.com;

and

(2) Daniel J Lewis from www.TheAudacityToPodcast.com, who delivered a more objective review (which he called “honest”) from his experiences:

Select this link to go to The Audacity to Podcast blog site, and

then select episode 199;

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Also, Lon Naylor from www.LearnCamtasia.com, www.podcastingforscreencasters.com, www.ScreencastStudios.com and www.ScreencastProfits.com delivered some experiences with audello at the following links:

Select this link to listen to Lon Naylor about audello experiences during the pre-launch period;

Select this link to view the video where Lon Naylor describes his pre-launch experiences about audello.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation, Dave Jackson of www.schoolofpodcasting.com, Daniel J Lewis of www.theaudacitytopodcast.com and Lon Naylor of www.screencastweekly.com. All rights reserved.