Apr 18

51- First glimpse at podcasts in Google Play Music directory

In this episode, this Podcaster delivers a “first looks” at the Podcast listing and directory in Google Play Music — and how the user would discover and select and consume a podcast episode from the lists of podcasts.

Since I had 5 podcast shows uploaded to this program, I took a look at several of the episodes from several of the shows — so that we can understand the interface and the results of listening to the episode with the type of quality provided. The last part is important, because of the re-encoding that google does for each episode.

Google Play Music Podcast listingAlthough this is a first-glimpse of this system, it is evident to me that the re-encoding may cause unexpected results that may be sensitive in some browsers for replay.

However, when we tested the playback using the link within the chrome browser, we found no problems at all. It played as it should have.

Perhaps there were other compatibility issues with browsers other than chrome?

The audio episode delivers a first-hand audio test of the quality (especially in speed) of the playback when the system plays the audio for the listener.

We hope that any startup problems will be fixed by google in the near future, as now podcasts will be available for all platforms, and our audience participation will grow.

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Apr 06

50- Possible pitfalls for screencasters and podcasters with email

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In this episode, we have an audio narration of a blogpost by Michele A. Scism from www.solo-e.com. It is called

The 10 Ways You Are Killing Your Business with Email.

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This audio episode is repurposed from episode 292 of the podcast series called The Struggling Entrepreneur.

Understanding the possible pitfalls — and how to avoid them — are critical lessons learned from other entrepreneurs — especially for podcasters and screencasters in the New Media Space.

In this repurposed blog post, Michele Scism reviews 10 different ways that may be possible troubles for entrepreneurs.

You can review the written blog post at:

http://www.solo-e.com/article/the-10-ways-you-are-killing-your-business-with-email/

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Copyright (c) 2016, Michele A Scism and www.solo-e.com.

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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Mar 31

24- Online Course — PODCASTING FOR SCREENCASTERS

The website of Podcasting4Screencasters.com describes an online course — specifically designed for current Screencasters — that will help to increase the skills and build value in the New Media portfolio. This will help to build SKILLS IN PODCASTING, as well as extend the knowledge,  abilities and reach into the podosphere for the Screencaster.

This course will be coming soon, and it will be announced shortly.

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THE COURSE PRODUCERS AND INSTRUCTORS:

With credentials in their respective fields of New Media and content creation and delivery, the two course producers and instructors are Lon Naylor (professional screencaster and videocaster, aka “Mr. Learn Camtasia” because of his instructor role at www.LearnCamtasia.com) and Fred Castaneda (professional podcaster, aka “Podcast Reporter” at www.PodcastReporter.com).

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About the Course called “Podcasting for Screencasters”

 This online course is designed for current or professional Screencasters who wish to become proficient in the skills required to become beginning podcasters.  The objective is to help increase the skill level, and thus, to help you add value to your New Media Portfolio with the ability to plan, produce, publish and promote podcasts.

As content producers, this new format for extending your reach and audience to the podosphere can be a significant extension to your professional career and experience.

This course is NOT just theory. It is a practical application and demonstration of how to get this done, so that you can actually perform the tasks to create, produce, publish and promote podcast shows and podcast episodes — right after finishing the course.

The course will have the following major modules:

1.  Introduction to the Course and the Seven Simple Steps to Podcasting from the viewpoint of a Screencaster.

2.  Step One:  Review the Assets from your Screencast that can be used.

3.  Step Two:  Create an outline by consolidating your message and media.

4.  Step Three:  Create and finalize your mp3 file of recorded and edited audio.

5.  Step Four:  Move your mp3 file to your media host platform.

6.  Step Five:  Create the POST of your podcast episode.

7.  Step Six:  Publish your podcast in the iTunes(R) directory.

8.  Step Seven:    Promote your podcast and show episodes.

9.  Wrap-up:  Featuring resources, hints and tips.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Logical Drive Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

Feb 20

21- Announcing the Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame

In this episode of Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts, we deliver a repurposed interview as an audio episode. Our interview is with Gary Leland (current publisher of Podertainment Magazine), in which we discuss the announcement of the Academy of Podcasters Awards and the Hall of Fame.

For Screencasters, there has been some dialogue with key pundits for this space about a separate Awards ceremony and a possible Hall of Fame, as well. Perhaps there are some lessons learned from the initiation of this Program that can be helpful for them, as well.

What follow is the repurposing of the episode originally published at the Podcast Reporter podcast show.

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In this episode, we interview Gary Leland, who describes the information and details about the newly-announced program called The Academy of Podcaster Awards and the Hall of Fame.

Academy of Podcaster Awards siteThis program will hold its first recognition event of these awards and the inductees of the Hall of Fame on the first day of the Podcast Movement Conference on 31 July 2015 at Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Hotel.

Announcement siteAs you will hear in this episode, Gary discusses how the program came about and the objectives of the awards, as well as the information about the Board, the Academy members and the eligibility for the awards and the Hall of Fame recognition.

Since this is the first year of this program, there will be room to grow and improve in the coming years.

Our thanks to Gary Leland for making a vision of these types of merited awards come true since his idea back in 2006.

About Gary Leland

Gary has been active for over 10 years in the Podosphere and was one of the very first podcasters. In addition to his Podcast Pickle directory and work with Podcast Island during the Second Life Program, he is also the current publisher of the quality app that is an electronic magazine for Podcasters called Podertainment.

Podertainment MagazineWe will be getting updates from Gary and the web site along the way at New Media Expo  in April, 2015, and afterwards in discussions leading up to the Podcast Movement Conference event and the ceremony on 31 July 2015.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Gary Leland. All rights reserved.

Jan 07

16- Combining screencasts, podcasts & video — Dave Jackson discussion and an alternate “interview”

In this episode, we have a discussion about strategies to combine screencasting, audio podcasting and video for an entrepreneur business.

Key to this discussion is the description that Dave Jackson gives us about his business and multiple podcasts.  Dave is one of the very first podcasters in 2005, who is known as “The Podcast Coach” and headmaster of The School of Podcasting show and Premium Membership Site Program.

Dave Jackson on google+ hangout- combination strategy 13Dec14This discussion was recorded during Dave’s session of a google+ hangout (which he provides every Saturday morning at 10:30 Eastern time) called ASK THE PODCAST COACH. This is not only a live video-based google+ hangout on air, but also it is an audio podcast to which you can subscribe in iTunes(R).

ASK-the-Podcast-Coach-on-iTunesAs you will also hear in this audio episode, we also go into a discussion about how you, as a podcaster, screencaster or content creator can incorporate public info and published audio clips (such as from a podcast episode) to discuss themes, topics and issues that were previously talked about by a possible interviewee (but who may be unavailable — e.g., he may be so busy that this individual cannot participate in your show).

We take the example of Dave Jackson and his clip that was used in this episode — and then use this format to create content around the clip. For us, it is almost like having an interview without the interviewee in a live interview.

NOTE: However, you may wish to inform the content creator of the clip of content you wish to use, and also get permission from him (please see the section, below, called “SPECIAL NOTE AND ADDENDUM.”)

We also talked about free resources from Lon Naylor that are available from the link of LearnCamtasia.com:

Sign up for the FREE Screencaster’s Toolkit, which will contain:

Ace the Audio screencast; and

Video Settings in Plain English screencast

and other tools.

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SPECIAL NOTE and ADDENDUM:

Dave Jackson had some comments about including his clip from his podcast show called Ask the Podcast Coach. He mentions it in episode 443 of his podcast show, School of Podcasting.

To listen to what he said, please go to the episode 443 and you can hear his comments, from the time stamp of 7:15 minutes to 11:30 minutes (only 4 and 1/2 minutes). As he states, he has no problem with our using the audio clip from his show.

However, as a tip for podcasters or screencasters, he also points out that you may not feel comfortable in having other people access and republish your content or clips or audio, etc., without express permission. In his blog at the School of Podcasting, he provides written comments and suggestions at this link:

http://schoolofpodcasting.com/train-your-guests-and-audience-to-promote-your-show/

Creative Commons Lic-from SOP page

If you read the section titled “Creative Commons Licensing,” Dave suggests how this uneasiness can be addressed. It is by providing a Creative Commons License to your content. There are multiple Creative Commons License options.

The option that Dave provides is in his blog:

“This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.”

He also gives the link of https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

so that you can see for yourself the options and select the one that you wish to use to license your content.

STRATEGY HINT: On the positive side, one strategy to consider is that you may want to engage with people who WANT to use your content. By putting a Creative Commons Attribution license, you can encourage (and require) them to contact you for repurposing or publishing on their own content distribution and delivery systems. This is a good way to know who is engaged and to let you help them use your content. You may want to partner with them, etc.

However, we are NOT giving legal advice (nor should this text be considered as such), as we are not attorneys. We merely report on what others are saying and perhaps hint at a strategy that may work for you. But when in doubt of legal issues that deal with podcasting, screencasting or any kind of New Media content creation, distribution, delivery or repurposing, etc., you can always contact an attorney who specializes in such law (in fact, he himself has a podcast show of his own that deals in New Media content law). From our consumption of podcasts and interviews and after having heard him in a Podcasters Roundtable, we would like to make you aware that one such attorney is Gordon Firemark, who can be reached at:

http://firemark.com/about/gordon-firemark/

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Nov 26

13- Doug Welch- one of the first podcaster and screencaster

Baby Boomer Douglas E. Welch of the very first podcasters in the podosphere (since September, 2004) was also one of the very first New Media content producers who standardized in (1) repurposing content from a written column or blog: and (2) using screencasts to provide additional value to all 6 of his early podcast shows; and (3) taking a lead in organizing virtual events in the Bar-Camp style of un-conferences.

Douglas had his first podcast, Career Opportunities, and then added 5 more shows to become a prolific podcaster in multiple genres — from business, careers, gardening, finance, and high-tech discussions.

His current podcasts are available for subscription at www.DouglasEWelch.com.

His background is creative and not conventional — he was a THEATER major in college, but he was successful as an Entrepreneur for many years with his freelance computer-and-LAN installation-and-support business.

As you will hear in this audio episode, crawling under tables and desks to install or unclog the coils of cable that grow in IT locations was something less than desirable. So he decided to go into helping others with counsel, advice, public speaking, presentations and consulting for New Media, including screencasting, podcasting, video, blogging and other New Media areas. In addition, he is the author of 5 published books on amazon.com and other publishers.

Doug Welch as an author

Doug continues to be a driving force in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California with his own “Tribe” called New Media Interchange.

If you wish to contact Doug, please visit http://www.DouglasEWelch.com

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Oct 26

07- Lon Naylor investigates pre-released Podcasting Platform Audello

In this renewed interest (we call it a “second boom”) of Podcasting, many content creators are acquiring the skills to leverage their portfolios and include podcasts into their mix.

Lon Naylor, who is known as “The Learn Camtasia Guy”, and who also has key web sites of ScreencastStudios.com and ScreencastProfits.com,  is also pursuing a direction to teach the screencast community about podcasting — especially with what appears to be an exciting platform to make podcasting simple and easy (although it is still in pre-release stage at the time of this post). The platform is Audello, and it is discussed and demonstrated (as much as can be) by Lon in this video clip that is being repurposed from his premium Learn Camtasia weekly coaching call program. For more information and to see the video clip, you can go to the links given, below.

Lon Naylor- mobile video strategies for screencastersAs you will hear in this 12-minute podcast episode, the AUDIO to the video clip is included, which has Lon discussing the SKILLS IN SCREENCASTS AND PODCASTS podcast and program with Fred Castaneda (the host of The Struggling Entrepreneur and Podcast Reporter audio podcasts). The audio episode also highlights how you can understand the importance and excitement of this new platform, especially if you are a screencaster.

You can sign up for the newsletter and short video clips about podcasting for screencasters at this link:

https://screencast.leadpages.net/podcasting-for-screencasters-news/

Select this link to go to the blog, where you can see the video and get more information about mobile screencasting and podcasting for screencasters:

http://www.learncamtasia.com/strategy/mobile-video-strategies-for-screencasters/

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