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Audio Podcasting

Podcasting News You Can Use

Podcasting News and Resourses

A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to.  Available by subscription where episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the listener’s computer, mobile phone, or portable media player.  Some have started calling these audio files Online Radio Shows or Audio on Demand. 

Audio on Demand

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Live Radio

Podcasting

Audio on Demand

It's a prime time to be a podcaster

It's a fast-growing medium and you can create content for any audience, whether you are a Marketing professional, Fitness or Real Estate expert, or you’re wanting to take your career to the next level and meet the right people.

You can create a more meaningful connection with your audience

A podcast is an inexpensive and highly regarded marketing tool to develop an audience and promote your brand or message. The cost is mostly TIME.

  • 24 percent of Americans listen monthly to podcasts, up from 21 percent last year.
  • On average, podcast listeners listen to five different podcasts shows per week.
  • Podcast consumers listen to most or all of the episodes they download.
  • Monthly listeners growing from 21% to 24% year over year. Using smartphones as their primary podcast player. Listeners prefer home or in the car
  • On the smartphone, podcasting’s Share of Ear® is tied with AM/FM content

Share of Ear® research by Edison Research

How can you make an impact and drive traffic or create an income?

Patreon allows podcasters to get paid by running a membership business for your fans.

Examples:

Inspirational Living is creating Motivational Podcasts with only 52 Pateons he makes $200.00 per month and growing. It has quickly become a  popular self-development podcast. They publish biweekly podcasts every Tuesday and Thursday using Public Domain content.

Do by Friday Challenge Podcast has 1,613 patrons donating $8,557 per month

Stories Podcast Creates Weekly Audio Stories for Kids with 527 patrons at $1,452 per month


Other ways to make money with your Podcast

The RV Entrepreneur with Heath Padgett makes money with sponsors and live events.

Dan Miller a psychologist and author of 48 Days to the Work You Love makes money with sponsors, live events and an online membership site for fans and job/career seekers.

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Get Creative...

Once you get an audience you can get SPONSORS!


insight timer

Want to make an impact but not worried about bringing in the DOUGH? Look at becoming a teacher or sharing your gifts on Insight Timer. They will publish your meditation podcast. examples are Audio recordings of Poems,, Healing and tools to improving life and MUCH MORE!

Home to more than 3,000,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.


Resources

Equipment and Software

Microphone - Audio Technica ATR2100 USB for around $80.00 and a Lavalier Microphone from RODE for around $80.00

Recording – Interviews Audio and Video using Skype with Pamela $25.00 month or Zoom $15.00 month. Audio interviews using Ringr $8.00 month
Where to Host your podcast - Libsyn $5.00-$75.00 month, Blubrry $12.00-$80.00 per month or Spreaker $6.00-$50.00 month

Where to Broadcast your podcast - iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Soundcloud and Stitcher

If you’re doing a live Audio show, Spreaker is a pretty good option. They have regular hosting as well but are heavily focused on live audio

Audacity – Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, macOS/OS X, Linux and other operating systems.

Podnews.net - Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand

TheAudacityToPodcast.com - Popular 'how to' podcast about podcasting to help you launch or improve your own podcast  by Daniel J. Lewis

EdisonResearch.com/the-podcast-consumer-2017/


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How Healthy is Your Professional Speaking Business?

Next week Red O’laughlin and I are the Keynote Speakers at the Public Speakers Association in and around the Houston, Texas area. I have listed the locations you can come to hear us and get valuable information about the health of your business. Even if you’re not a speaker you will get useful material for your business and meet some pretty cool peeps.

Feel free to come to any of the meetings and bring lots of friends. If they ask you who’s guest you are, be sure and let them know I sent you and your friends too.

How Healthy is Your Professional Speaking Business?

It’s very important to step back and access
the health of your business  on a regular basis

Health of your Business

We will be discussing Google Hangouts, how well Google LOVES the word REVIEW and so much more. Red is a researcher and author of health and nutrition books and is always on the look out for the cause and effect of serious conditions and diseases like CANCER. He will be enlightening us on how to keep a check on our business health by looking at the business owner’s health.

Google+ hangouts

 

Monday – Pearland

When: 3rd Monday of the Month – September 16th 2013

Location: Mimi’s, 11200 Broadway #1600, Pearland, TX 77584
Time: 11 pm to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Tuesday – Meyerland

When: 3rd Tuesday of the Month – September 17th 2013

Location: The Egg and I, 4938 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096
Time: 11 pm to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Wednesday – Katy

When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month – September 18th 2013

Location: LaFinca Restaurant, 23930 Westheimer Pkwy #108, Katy, TX
Time: 11 pm to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Thursday – Sugarland

When: 3rd Thursday of the Month – September 19th 2013

Location: Nikos Fusion Grill, 16754 SW FRWY #A, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Time:11 am to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Friday – Midtown (Red and I will NOT be Speaking here) but  we will be at the meeting

When: 3rd Friday of the Month – September 20th 2013

Location: Wedge International Tower 1415 Louisiana, 43rd Floor Restaurant, Houston, TX 77004
Time: 11 am to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Monday – West Energy Corridor

When: 4th Monday of the Month – September 23rd  2013

Location: Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor, Park Row Restaurant, 14703 Park Row, Houston, TX 77079
Time: 11 am to 1 pm  (11 to 11:30 is Networking and ordering lunch)

 

Cost to Attend: Attend Once as Our Guest for Free.  … just buy a yummy lunch!

Who can Attend: Professionals wanting to network with other speakers and wanting to market their business through speaking.
Also, Professionals whose target market are speakers or experts who are taking their business to the next level.

How Healthy is your business