So! You’re going to a podcast conference! Congratulations, excellent choice, and godspeed — you’re about to meet so many people, learn so many things, and get so, so, SO many ideas.
The secret to podcast marketing at a conference: Just showing up is not enough, and just talking about your show isn’t enough. There’s something magical about a podcast conference, where you’re surrounded by all these other podcasters whose knowledge you get to absorb, so we’re going to use the three Ls that make for a focused, memorable interaction. …
In 7th grade, I had a lot on my mind. I wanted to have an outlet to share my voice, but YouTube was too daunting and blogging was too boring. After being gifted my first phone, I remember browsing through various apps and landed on the Podcasts app. Curious, I opened the app and began listening. A whole afternoon whizzed by, and I knew from that instant on, I needed to start a podcast.
Most of us find ourselves in the same routine, or rut. Wake up, go to work, time with family, sleep. Repeat. We do this day after day after day with little thought of what’s next. The mundaneness of our lives can be both comforting and sterile at the same time. What if we had the opportunity to begin again? To take the knowledge, interests, and passion we have now and turn them into a second career? To start afresh?
I’ve been fortunate that podcasting has given me that opportunity. An opportunity to share my voice and my experience with others…
To say that I didn’t know anything about podcasting technology when I started would be an understatement. But, like everything else in my life, I closed my eyes and jumped. Would the water below be shallow or deep? I guess I’ll find out! And hey, over a year later, I’m still here.
Over time it dawned on me that there is no ‘right’ way of doing anything.
Once I did start my show, I read as many books about podcasting as I could, listened to podcasts about podcasts, and joined a few Facebook groups. I studied up on the advice…
I LOVE Podcasting. I love sharing weekly episodes that collect my thoughts on a particular subject. I love seeing positive feedback from close friends, family or fellow creators. I love interviewing other people and hearing their life stories. Of course I’m always keen to be on this journey, but boy has it tripped me up a few times along the way.
I come to you today with some considerations for starting your first show. Some of those I did discover going into my first recording. But others I didn’t consider that, quite frankly, I wish I had.
How would you feel if you woke up tomorrow with thousands more dollars sitting in your bank account? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and picture the cash. It feels good, right?
Well my PM friends, it is possible to get there. Today, I’m going to talk about the power of automation and how you can leverage Facebook to capture organic leads on autopilot.
The goal of automation is to amplify your reach with your personal mantra or message, without trading hours for dollars. …
Storytelling is at the heart of our lives — it’s how we teach and learn lessons, create art and take away a listener’s breath with an enthralling podcast. On the flip side, a story is like oiled-up Silly Putty: Just when you think you’ve got it, it starts slipping and sliding through your grasp.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to tame the storytelling beast alone. Here are 10 incredible storytelling resources to help you master your podcast narrative.
Music is a key element in podcasts. But bridging the divide between “I want my podcast score to sound awesome” and making this goal a reality is a hurdle many of us face.
Specifically, it can be challenging, even somewhat intimidating, to convey to a music professional — a musician, composer, sound designer — the sound you want for your show. Why is that?
Music is emotional. It’s technical. It’s personal. It’s a craft and art that literally has its own language, and most of us aren’t fluent. Music is mood and tone and pace. …
“Someone with average organizational skills will make a greater impact
than the disorganized creative geniuses among us.”
– Scott Belsky
Generating a story idea is great, but executing it is worlds better. There’s no more reliable way to ensure your story crosses the finish line than by creating an organized process.
Femme Regard is derived from the French phrase “regard féminin” which translates to “female gaze.” It was coined in response to the film theorist Laura Mulvey’s “male gaze,” a term used to represent both the gaze of the viewer, as well as the creator.
The majority of mainstream film, both classical and modern, is shown from the male gaze, and regardless of the gender of the main character, tends to skew the point-of-view, objectification of, and society’s roles for women. We believe in changing that viewpoint, and not at the expense of sex appeal. …