Podcasting helps small business owners establish thought leadership by demonstrating their expertise and industry knowledge....Unless you do a lot of public speaking the thought of getting behind the microphone and talking off the cuff will be somewhat intimidating at first. But don’t let that stop you. Podcasting is an excellent way to hone your speaking skills. It also helps establish you as a thought leader in your area of expertise. Not only that, but you’ll also be recognized as the “go-to” spokesperson for your industry. One tried and true method that works for getting comfortable speaking into a microphone is to get interviewed on other podcasts.
If you look at the number of people listening to Podcasts monthly, Podcasts are as popular as Twitter with 39 mIllion listeners, even if it doesn't get the same 'Love'. But instead of communicating in impersonal 150 character Tweets, with Power Podcasting, you get right into the head of your target market for as long as they let you. Podcasts are portable — and because of this, they are more personal.
Anyone who is involved in Internet broadcasting or podcasting is likely already familiar with the Heil PR40 and the Electro-Voice RE20 microphones. If you watch TWiT or a hundred other networks, you’re probably going to see a PR40. If you’ve ever visited a radio station or watched a live stream from a radio studio, you’re probably going to see an RE20.
The best time to start anything is yesterday. The next best time is today. If you've got a podcast, put these promotion tips to use today...There are hundreds of unique opportunities and strategies to promote your podcast, so don’t limit yourself to what I’m mentioning here. Test everything, and if you come up with a new strategy, test it too! Check out this article on Basic Blog Tips for more info.
The Ultimate Guide to Podcasting by Lilach Bullock, Co-Founder of Comms Axis. Learn which tools to use to create podcasts and where to promote your podcast
Ileane Smith's insight:
I'm sharing this one because I love any article that encourages people to start a podcast. BUT be cautious of any ULTIMATE podcasting guide that written by someone who doesn't have their own podcast.
For example, take a look at the excellent comment from my friend and fellow podcaster Bryan Goodwin:
Would like to add a couple of points to this article which has some great points. Website, your podcast needs a website. This should be the home base for your podcast and its show notes. If you have a site that uses a CMS like WordPress then you will not have to worry about using something like FeedforAll because WordPress automatically creates that RSS feed. And if you add the Powerpress plugin then you don’t even have to worry about a podcast specific RSS feed. That too is automatic. Also having your own podcast website and not relying on something like podbean that way if they close their doors you will not have to worry about losing your audience. Keep up spreading the word about podcasting!
For anyone who has ever tried to find a new podcast on iTunes you know how hard discovery can be...
That is until +Jay Baer and his team created MarketingPodcasts.com to help you discover podcasts that can help you become a better marketer, and a better businessperson. We’ve tried to make the site easy, fast, and fair.
Having now produced 103 podcasts, I've very interested in learning more about MarketingPodcasts.com...
...if you podcast, or enjoy listening to podcasts, you should be too.
(Turn on annotations for corrections!) Voicemeeter is a versatile "virtual audio mixer" software for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, 32 and 64 bit. This is a one-hour webinar covering everything in the Voicemeeter software's manual, for those who would rather watch a video! (Click "Show More" for links and more info!)
Voicemeeter allows two hardware inputs (or more in some cases) to be mixed with system sounds with slider control over each level, and some strip-based processing as well. Output to monitoring devices AND broadcast or recording software can be controlled for each input. I know of no other software offering this much flexibility, and it is free to use, being monetized as donationware - pay what you can according to your means.
Is Podcasting a Winter Sport? As people can now download new episodes anywhere over their phone (no need to go home and synchronize your ipod like we did in 2009.
Buying iTunes Reviews [4:09] Is it OK to "Buy" podcast reviews in iTunes?
It seems more of an accepted strategy (as long as they are form listeners and not some fake person from fiverr). The thing to keep in mind is that you can't contact the person in iTunes. If you pick momstaxi34 as the winner, how do you co...
4. They have the ability to leave (a redirect option).
5. They have support.
The thing that makes me worry about podbean is that I can’ find a location and person. There is an address on their website, but if you go to Google Earth, we can’t verify if its a real address. The other thing that is weird is they list shows that are NOT on the network as if they are.
NOTE: Dave went over and looked and their stats have improved since the last time he looked at them, and he is going to do another review of their service.
Here are some weird things about podbean.com
They have a twitter account, but no tweets.
Ileane Smith's insight:
Dave Jackson if one of the best podcasting coaches around, yet he is kind enough to answer questions for FREE every Saturday morning on Ask The Podcast Coach.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.