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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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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Sep 30

06- Interview with Ray Ortega and Lon Naylor- Case study for Skills

Ray Ortega is a professional podcaster.  In addition to his own part-time entrepreneurial work as an audio podcaster (with his own shows like The Podcasters Studio and Podcasters Roundtable), his main day-job is that of a video podcaster for a non-profit organization.

In this episode, Ray delivers his story of how he creates video content and then repurposes it as an audio podcast, with the proper iTunes listing and feed to his audience — the Podcasters Roundtable.

In addition, Lon Naylor also describes the formula for repurposing audio podcast episodes into compelling, creative, visually engaging and message-driven screencasts with a good call-to-action.

Lon Naylor - success in screencastingIn fact, Lon completed the opposite approach for repurposing content. He took an audio podcast episode from PodcastReporter.com; and then he added animation, visual images graphics and templates, as well as callouts, zooms, pans and other visual properties to create a quality screencast. You can see this finished work at:

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

 Podcasting quick tip as screencast:

In this episode’s quick tip, we deliver a screencast for the novice podcaster who has created their final wav file from a free editor (like Audacity) and now would like to encode it as a final mp3 file.

However, using the lame encoder in your podcast workflow path will not deliver the best audio quality if your episode is mainly dialogue or an interview (and not music). There is another mp3 encoder that is free to use, and it is within the iTunes(R) program. It can generate the mp3 final file with a higher quality encoder used for dialog.

This screencast link will walk you through how to (1) take your wav file and import it to iTunes; (2) how to prepare the settings in iTunes for quality mp3 encoding; (3) how to start and finish the mp3 encoding; and (4) how to copy your final mp3 file to your subdirectory for further processing (with mp3TagTools, for instance) or delivery to your media host.

Select this link to view the screencast tip as an mp4 file:

Encoding the final mp3 file with iTunes

Note: this screencast was created as the “raw” version in the workflow of short tutorial screencasts, which use the following steps:

(a) Create the total screencast using Camtasia Studio;

(b) Edit certain sections of the screencast in audio/video with Camtasia Studio (the result is what you see in this link, the “raw” video edited first draft);

While this screencast may suffice for most purposes, there is room for additional touching-up that can really make this screencast a better experience for the viewer/listener who is consuming this tutorial. The other parts of the workflow is what will be discussed in the upcoming course of Screencasting for Podcasters and will be:

(c) Adding animations, callouts and pan/zooms to enhance the visual engagement of the content; and finally,

(d) Adding the visual intro and outro content to complete the final screencast.

As promised, we will deliver podcasting or screencasting quick tips with future episodes of Skills in Screencasts and Podcasts.

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