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Tube Buddy Tutorials: Help Automate and Improve Your YouTube Experience

I am very happy with YouTube. It’s a great service that not only hosts my videos, but pays me monthly for them! Further, if you really work the channels, you can easily get people to come back and consume more. I spend 5-10 hours a month simply communicating and it always pays off. I find there are a few places where YouTube feels a little bit antiquated. One area is Annotations and Cards – I really wanted a way to copy the basic cards and annotations across the 1,100 videos I’ve already created. That is how I started my search...

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Day 17: Should You Change the Name of Your Podcast

It happens – you run with a podcast name and after ideas change which make you realize the name doesn’t work anymore. Just recently, Todd Cochrane of GeekNewsCentral.com renamed his morning show to “The New Media Show”.  It fit the new format of the show and made sense. I have renamed podcasts – including my flagship show to Geek Smack! Why Change a Podcast Name? There are many reasons to change a name. Maybe your show has changed. Maybe the name is not catching people’s eye. Changing the name gives a show new life. Add in new artwork and new...

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Day 13: 10 Words and Phrases to Avoid in Podcasting

Carlin had the seven deadly words. Words that most podcasters do avoid to keep a G rating. But did you know there are other words you should be avoiding – words that are worse than using the 7 deadly words? This is not about swear words – each podcast has their own stylesheet on profanity and some podcasts excel with the use of salty language.  These are words and phrases that can help you keep your audience. These are words that by avoiding them can make you sound better versed in your field. Literally Literally, I don’t like this word....

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Day 8: 7 Website Tips to Make it Podcast Friendly

Its important for a podcaster to make people subscribe or consume the content they create. Whether audio or video you want the focus of the website to be your content. So let’s take a look at some things you can do to tweak your website to focus on the podcast. 1. Is Your Podcast Before or After Your Post? Where is that enclosure for your podcast? Is it on the top of the post or the bottom? Why the bottom? If you want people to read the content first, then put your podcast on the bottom of the post. If...

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Day 7: Background Music – Do you Need it?

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list In the Day in Tech History I’ve been toying with the idea to put background music around the vocals. There are some that say it adds another level to the audio – although some people prefer no music in the background. I remember when Tech Crunch did a podcast on Stitcher Internet Radio. I can still hear the techno beat they used in the background while the female voice was reading the news. BagelTech News (now British...

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Day 4: Thank Your Podcast Fans [How To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list Sometimes you have to give back to your audience. It’s important to let them know they are special. Just like Gary Vaynerchuck once said: It’s not the number of followers you have or “likes” you get, it’s the strength of the bond with your followers. That was Gary talking about social media but it also pertains to a podcast audience. So in this post, we’re going to talk about how you can thank your fans. Hi, What’s...

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Podcast Using Gestures: Even Audio Podcasts

It’s a fact – using your hands when you speak can invigorate an audience. So when you are behind a mic for an audio show, do you stop doing it? Does it hurt or help the show? Absolutely. Also, I stand up – My voice is totally different when I stand. People can also hear your smile. I learned all of this in a thirty year broadcasting career. People think it doesn’t matter, but everything you do changes your energy and therefore what people hear. – Dorothy Wilhelm – It’s Never Too Late When the presidential elections roll through like a...

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10 Hand Gestures to Avoid

Thanks for being a part of our insider program and interested in continuing this conversation. Like I pointed out on the article Podcast Using Gestures; there are good gestures and there are bad ones. Here are some of the bad ones: Quote Marks Believe it or not, quote marks can be considered sarcasm. Pistol Whip Pulling out your hands and making a gun point. Many people find that offensive and in the wrong situation can be construed as not caring for the audience. Gestures that Touch Your Face It’s best to never touch your face when presenting. Avoid the “Call Me”...

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Re-Running Podcasts – Revitalize old Episodes by Going on Vacation.

Hi, it’s Mignon Fogarty. I’m on vacation this week so I hope you enjoy this re-rerun of a podcast that originally ran in January of 2009… This is the first line in Mignon Fogarty’s podcast: Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tricks for Better Writing a couple weeks ago. She then went on with the podcast while relaxing at the Panama Canal. We all need a vacation from things – especially our podcasts. But we also know that if you don’t run a consistant show the audience might just leave. So what do you do? Re-run a show! Re-Run an older...

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Time to Restructure – Make Your Podcast Successful

I know – It’s your baby – You built it and feel it is doing well. But maybe a change could bring more listeners. Maybe a change will keep people on your podcast a little longer. It could be a difference from 100 listens and 1,000 or more. It’s important to review how your show is doing and make changes. After all – how do you get better if you don’t review what you are doing? Do you even listen to your own podcast? If not (or have no reason to even after this post), then stop reading here. If...