Aug 16

59- New Media professionals should OWN their own dot-com — a case study

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We deliver a case study in which we explore the impact to Entrepreneurs, New Media Professionals and Startups when a platform for communication which they have used disappears.

The platform is blab.im — which the public information described as an “experiment.” However, for 3.9 Million users of this “beta” platform, the impact was a jolt for those who used it extensively for delivering content as podcasters or New Media Professionals.

In this episode, we focus on the LESSONS LEARNED — which were inspired by the discussion from Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee in the podcast called NEW MEDIA SHOW of 14 August 2016.

Some of these lessons learned are:

  • “Own your own dot-com”;
  • Back up and archive ALL your content — from media, to show notes, to web site, to transcripts, to text, to images, to podcasts, etc.
  • Be ready to switch to another platform as an option, should the key one (like blab.im) disappear;
  • keep current and evaluate other alternative platforms (just in case);
  • YOU, YOUR BRAND, YOUR CONTENT — these are important, and should not be identified with the platform of delivery;
  • “Any shiny new object that appears to be fun can disappear overnight”;
  • Entrepreneurs and New Media professionals must “OWN THEIR OWN DOT.COM” and NOT be dependent on a platform;
  • Avoid dependency on a platform

As you can hear in the discussion with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee, there have been many such situations where the platforms have appeared, grown, and then gone.

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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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Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Solutions Corporation. With permission from Daniel J Lewis at the original recording. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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Copyright (c) 2014, Logical Drive Marketing, LLC, LearnCamtasia.com  and Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

Sep 16

05- Tips for podcasters on BEING INTERVIEWED — Max Flight

This episode of Skills In Screencasts and Podcasts is repurposed from its original posting on Max Flight’s previous podcast show in iTunes(R) called Podcasting Passion, episode 17.

There are plenty of episodes and posts in the podosphere that deliver advice about what you, as a podcaster, need to know about conducting interviews when you are interviewing other podcasters.

However, this episode is directed for podcasters about interviewing — but not for you, as a podcaster, to interview other podcasters. Rather, it is directed for you, as a podcaster, on being interviewed.

As you will hear in this audio episode, Max Flight goes through several sections about his perspective and planning for being interviewed by another podcaster — with hints and tips — from his experience where he was an interviewee on a podcast show called The Struggling Entrepreneur (episode number 178).

For example, he talks about pre-interview communication, then the actual release for the interviewer and the recording of the interview. He finishes his episode with some suggestions for post-interview actions — such as reviewing the final mp3 from the interviewer and providing head-shot images to the show host.

Also, it is not just luck that provides the formula for success. For podcasters, the path includes hard work, good equipment, total dedication to quality, and the planning and execution of the tasks of starting a business. The path to pursue usually includes the stages of successfully becoming:

– a subject-matter expert; then

– a solution provider who delivers offerings to a target audience; then

– a trusted advisor to a loyal and growing audience; and finally

– a thought leader in the community or field of interest (in this case, podcast consulting and training).

By the way, episode 178 on The Struggling Entrepreneur can be reached at this link:

http://strugglingentrepreneur.com/2012/04

About Max Flight

Max Flight is a success story of a part-time Entrepreneur and hobby-preneur that entered an environment that most people described as “saturated” — especially when his revenue streams started as sponsors and advertisers that had come to him, asking to be on his web site. In 2012, he had several podcast shows that included airplane and flight podcasts, as well as one that was directed to podcasters.

Max Flight - a success story as a podcaster

Max Flight is a mature individual who wanted to complete his career while being a “hobby-preneur” that has a passion for podcasting. He started with his interest in aviation. Since 1996, he had a web site with an aviation directory at the web site called Thirty thousandfeet. He also has a podcast called AirplaneGeeks.com.

Calling himself both an “advanced professional” and an “audio perfectionist,” Max Flight devotes himself to helping others in the area of producing high quality audio podcasts. He himself has good equipment in his home studio, and he provides high-quality audio advice and content to aspiring podcasters.

Although many would have told him time and time again that this market for podcasting services and podcast instruction and podcast education is “saturated,” he proceeded in spite of the warnings, and his is a success story, both in terms of financial success and career success for a post-retirement option.

To communicate with Max Flight, you can go to the web site of

http://www.airplanegeeks.com/contact-us/

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Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Max Flight of www.airplanegeeks.com. All rights reserved.