HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST SERIES USING TWITTER SPACES

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST SERIES USING TWITTER SPACES

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST SERIES USING TWITTER SPACES An Interview With Annemarie Cross   www.AnnemarieCross.com       How Do You Record Twitter Spaces?   At the moment I am using a Rodecaster Pro and I love it. Rode is an Australian company so I love them even more.  I also have one of their microphones as well.     Rodecaster Pro   I’m running that through to my computer and I’m recording Twitter Spaces via Audacity. I’m also recording via StreamYard to the various platforms that allow livestreaming.     How Do You Edit Twitter Spaces?   Now that the file is recorded in Audacity, we edit using Audacity. It’s a fantastic solution for PC users. I also know that Mac users can use Garage Band for a similar effect.  There’s a number of different platforms you can use to edit, but I primarily use Audacity.  You can download that as a free resource, and it’s got all of the functions that I need.  It has some very simple features enabling the files to be edited quite easily.   Where Do You Host Your Edited Twitter Spaces Files?   Great question.  I remember a mentor of mine when I first started my business.  I was mindful about where you build your brand, your reputation, your assets, and I use and have always used Blubrry.com.  They are a paid hosting service.  Libsyn is another one that I have heard lots of great things about.  There’s a lot of other sites that I know that others have spoken about as well.  Just be mindful that, on some free sites, you don’t own the content being shared and if they suddenly disappeared, what happens to all that great content? Something to consider if you are doing your podcast for business purposes.   How Do You Promote Your Podcasts?   There is so much opportunity to your podcast before you push record.  Think about the marketing strategy for beforehand, during, and after the show.  Identify some key things that you want to do and get those working well. Then continue to expand so that you’ve got lots of different things working together.   Do What You Can With What You Have     If you try and do too many things at once you will end up getting overwhelmed.  Just a couple of things done really well will make all the difference. You create incredible video campaigns, small snippets of video & the questions as graphics.  You then share those out to your community and that’s what we can all do as well.   “HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PODCAST SERIES USING TWITTER SPACES” https://t.co/ZmSAXxq51o Featuring @AnnemarieCoach#TwitterSpaces#SpacesHost #Podcasting #Success #VirtuallyUnlimitedAudio cc @Kyriakixt #NewYork pic.twitter.com/Qpfc1XhT0u — Keith Keller (@KeithKeller) December 9, 2021   When you...
TOP 10 PODCAST HOSTING SITES FOR 2022

TOP 10 PODCAST HOSTING SITES FOR 2022

TOP 10 PODCAST HOSTING SITES FOR 2022   If you’re a podcaster then you have, no doubt, scoured the internet to search for the top podcast hosting. But which are the top podcast hosting sites out there?  With so many sites, it’s frustrating trying to figure out which ones are the best podcast hosting sites. In this article, we have taken out all the headaches for you by ranking the top 10 podcast hosting sites. We evaluated them on parameters like:   Price Dependability Customer Support Storage volume Monthly Uploads Monetization features User friendliness Marketing capability No. of integrations   We tested over 31 podcast hosts to arrive at our winners. Without losing any more time, let’s head over to the Top 3 Podcast Hosting Sites on our list. Contents Top 10 Podcast Hosting Sites for 2022 Our Top 3 Podcast Hosting Sites 1. Buzzsprout 2. Captivate 3. Spreaker Other Top Podcast Hosting Sites 4. Transistor 5. PodBean 6. SimpleCast 7. Castos 9. Fusebox The Best Toolbox of Podcasting Software (Free-$19/Month). Podcast Hosting FAQs What is podcast hosting? What is the Best Podcast hosting for you? Other things you need with Podcast hosting Do you need podcast hosting? Is Free Podcast hosting a good idea? What are podcast hosting directories? Conclusion   Our Top 3 Podcast Hosting Sites   1. Buzzsprout   The Best Podcast Hosting Service for Beginners (Free – $24/month + $20 Amazon Gift Card). Buzzsprout ranks 1st on our list for many reasons. Buzzsprout was designed with podcast publishers in mind. And that has found favor with more than 100,000 users. They have been in the podcasting...
TWITTER SPACES 101: TO SCIENCE WITH LOVE

TWITTER SPACES 101: TO SCIENCE WITH LOVE

“TWITTER SPACES 101”  TO SCIENCE WITH LOVE  Guest blog post by Jason O. Zackowski      Twitter is used by a vast array of people from every walk of life. Among those on Twitter is a multitude of scientists, experts in their field, who know in amazing details the science behind some of the most profound things in our universe. Squids, Bees, Black Holes, Volcanoes and Dogs, you name it, there is an amazing someone, somewhere studying it. Twitter Spaces could become that audio place that, for free, you could listen and learn from these amazing people.   Inclusive and Powerful, with a good host   Our account, @bunsenbernerbmd jumped in on the ground floor of spaces and we are blown away at the power of this audio space. We have been inviting scientists each week to speak about their area of expertise and the engagement, respect and amazing questions the audience has for these experts has been truly heartwarming. In this time of science misinformation, it is remarkable to bring a human side to those who have devoted their life to a specific area of knowledge. Not only that, but Spaces is inclusive. Anyone with a Twitter account, which is free, can join these spaces and interact.   Science Communication Takes a Leap Forward   Our account uses our dogs, Bunsen and Beaker, to teach science everyday. We sneak in the science alongside cute pictures of the dogs, which has been shockingly effective. We have found that in Spaces, due to the interaction that people can have, science communication has become even easier. No longer does a scientist...
WHY TWITTER SPACES REALLY COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING

WHY TWITTER SPACES REALLY COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING

WHY TWITTER SPACES REALLY COULD BE THE NEXT BIG THING Guest Blog Post By Dr. Prash Shanbhag       So what are Twitter Spaces and why could they be the next big thing in marketing?   Twitter Spaces are basically audio chats on the Twitter platform. Think of them as a conference call between people using Twitter. Another way to think about them is a live seminar using only sound. There are many similarities one can draw from it and that goes to show that it has been a long time coming. For instance, in April 2020 ClubHouse created a buzz by launching their “invitation only” Social Audio solution. Twitter has decided to take a shot at the trend as well so in this post we will a closer look at Twitter Spaces:   What are Twitter Spaces? How to use Twitter Spaces? How to add speakers? How to end a session? How to join a session? How to share the session? What Are Twitter Spaces?   Twitter Spaces is a new feature by Twitter that allows users to host, and participate in, live audio conversations.  Presently, it is only available on Twitter’s mobile app. Both iOS and Android users can use Spaces.  There’s no provision for web-users to access the feature. Twitter is working on creating a web version but there’s no official news on its release..   Why Use Twitter Spaces?   This is a real-time communication medium enabling two-way conversation.  … and you know the best part? There’s no limit on how long you can conduct a session. While tweets require you to express your thoughts within...
CREATING AN ONLINE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

CREATING AN ONLINE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

CREATING AN ONLINE CONCERT EXPERIENCE A Guest Blog By Phoebe O’Brien   2020 has been dubbed “the year of postponed events.” More than a thousand events were delayed or cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. “While some musicians opted to reschedule concerts, the pandemic forced others to abandon their tours. Concerts and festivities will be among the last events to be allowed after social distancing rules are relaxed, so music fans will have to wait a long time to attend these big gatherings. Musicians may also have to manage their expectations if they wish to perform for their audience over the next few years.” Alister Clare of Credit Capital. Instead, some musicians have resorted to virtual concerts to try and compensate for missed performances. Virtual concerts and engagements offer various income sources. Here’s how you can tap into virtual concerts and thrive through the pandemic.   Ticket Sales   Musicians can sell their virtual concert tickets online in a variety of ways. Whether the artists categorize their virtual performance as an event or digital material will determine the best ticket sales strategy. To gain revenue from selling tickets for your virtual concert, you need an e-ticketing or event registration application that helps you to personalise your receipts and message to ticket purchasers. The app should also provide links to your virtual content. You may also want to utilise a system that generates and sends unique URLs, so each ticket purchaser only has access to the material. If the technology does not provide this feature, you could generate unique URLs using your email marketing platform, like Mailchimp’s custom URL tool....
MULTISTREAMING MADE SUPER SIMPLE

MULTISTREAMING MADE SUPER SIMPLE

MULTISTREAMING MADE SUPER SIMPLE Guest Blog Post By Dr. Prash Shanbhag      We set out to test multistreaming software and evaluated each based on the number of platforms they streamed to simultaneously, functionality, user-friendliness, and value for money. Here are the results of the best multistreaming software challenge 2021.   (1) StreamYard   StreamYard is the OVERALL WINNER in our test. It scores high on user-friendliness, value for money, and the number of locations you can stream simultaneously. The good thing about StreamYard is you don’t need to download any software. It runs within your browser. What this means is, your software is always up-to-date. With StreamYard you can stream your live videos directly to “The Big Five   Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Twitch.   You can also add your stream to any platform that allows custom RTMP outputs. In all, you can livestream to up to 8 locations at a time. Do you REALLY need 8 simultaneous locations? Once you have covered the Big Five, you have accessed over 85% of your audience. That’s where most of our fans are going to be anyway. Unless you are a multi-million dollar brand that has an audience on every platform. Even then, you’ll find that over 80% of your audience exists in 3-4 main platforms. StreamYard isn’t done yet, It has a few more tricks up its sleeve. It takes engagement to the next level by pulling up viewer comments onto the live screen with a single click. This shows which viewer you are responding to, thus making them feel acknowledged. And that’s not all. You can even  ...
6 SIMPLE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS IN 2022

6 SIMPLE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS IN 2022

6 SIMPLE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR VIRTUAL EVENTS IN 2022 A Guest Blog Post By Itamar Gero      Live videos take care of two critical business needs: immediate interaction and better conversions. By 2022, they’ll become even more crucial as more marketers include them in their strategies and definitely don’t want to be left behind. When you create virtual events, you not only leverage the benefits of live engagement but also gain access to new potential consumers and a way to market your products and services online. But like every digital marketing tactic, you generate buzz and achieve results only if you approached the project correctly. Success happens when you have a strategic plan that responds to the ever-changing landscape of digital marketing, especially where the promotion of your event is concerned. So, let’s get started.   1. Create Landing Pages That Convert     Create a page dedicated solely to the event where everyone can go and learn about it. A well-crafted landing page can convince readers or potential attendees to get excited about the event and eventually sign up. Attract people by adding high-quality photos of your speakers or performers. Add relevant videos and other forms of media to establish curiosity. Provide the following essential information:   Event Time and Date Event Description Agenda Speakers Sign-up Links Sponsor Information Secure Payment Options (if necessary)   2. Use Email Marketing     One of the best ways to advertise your event is to implement an email marketing campaign. Send out newsletters or a link to your landing page to your email list to build anticipation among your...
LIVESTREAMING 101: HOW TO GET THE PARTY STARTED

LIVESTREAMING 101: HOW TO GET THE PARTY STARTED

LIVESTREAMING 101: HOW TO GET THE PARTY STARTED Guest Blog Post By Dr. Prash Shanbhag     Livestreaming is definitely a trend now ever since the internet has become more and more interactive. As a result, businesses are continuously devising ways to take their content to the next level.  Livestreaming is a fantastic way to do this, and also connect with your fanbase at the same time. Just Imagine!!   (1) Your favorite celebrity is broadcasting live, from the red carpet at an awards function. (2) You get to watch it, as it happens, and take part in your celebrity’s special day.    Musicians, comedians, charities, gamers, and influencers all have been taking advantage of this trend.  The best part about Livestreaming is that it can be done from anywhere in the world. This is an article for those new to livestreaming about the basics required to get you started.   Taking Your First Steps       1)  Understand what you want to achieve and choose the right platform 2)  Create awareness and buzz around your streams on social media 3)  Think of creative content that helps you interact with your fans and followers 4)  Broadcast your livestreams 5)  Repurpose your stream content into different formats    Livestreaming Equipment    What do you really need to start streaming live? A smartphone is all that is required for beginners to start livestreaming. However, if you want to take things up a notch, there is some additional equipment that you’ll need.   Choosing The Right Webcam    There is now a great selection of webcams available to suit all budgets, the...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN MARKETING

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN MARKETING

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN MARKETING A guest blog post by Jon Wesselink       Marketing is everywhere these days but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s take a trip down memory lane by looking at a brief history of modern marketing.   (1) The Production Era (Late 1910s)     This was the era of mass production and these new efficiencies enabled goods to be created much faster. Modern marketing emerged during this period to sell these goods more rapidly. The basic idea here was that the reduced production costs would lead to reduced selling prices and this would appeal to vast numbers of customers overall.   (2) The Sales Era (20s)        ‘Salesmen’ become more prominent during this period and the ‘pitch’ was created. Sales agents encouraged potential ‘consumers’ to purchase products using a variety of promotional techniques. These were designed to inform & persuade potential customers. This strategy moved away from simply selling products and instead emphasized the benefits of buying these new items.   (3) The Marketing Era (50s)      This era marks the beginning of “market research”. This allowed companies to sell the consumer exactly what they wanted and, most importantly, needed. This was far more effective than trying to talk them into buying meaningless products. This is also the era of “planned obsolescence” and thus represents the start of what many have called “lifestyle marketing”.   (4) The Ethical Marketing Era (70s)     During this era market research began to create customer-focused strategies promoting socially responsible, moral, and ethical marketing principles. These were designed to counter some of the...
HOW TO CREATE AN EXCELLENT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ONLINE

HOW TO CREATE AN EXCELLENT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ONLINE

HOW TO CREATE AN EXCELLENT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ONLINE    A guest blog post by Katrin Langley   Based on the original article: Live online shopping - The new customer experience?   While the pandemic has changed many of our daily habits, the shift to where and how we shop continues to be a moving target. From shopping in a store to ordering everything online, consumer expectations continue to shift.    How & Where We Shop Is Different.   As an avid shopper, I take my purchases seriously. Whether shopping in person, on an eCommerce website, I still look for a superior customer experience to bring me back again.   What types of experiences build brand loyalty?  How can companies ensure they are meeting all the expectations of their customers?   When looking for superior customer experience one of my top priorities is engagement. There is now a myriad of avenues to travel down for shopping without ever leaving your home. My social media feeds are filled with shopping ads from recent searches online or an algorithm dictating what might interest me. I have found many of those shops lack basic customer care and almost no customer experience when problems occur.   Online Shopping Is Now Increasingly Popular    While I shop from both platforms often, there is far greater room for discontent in my purchase followed by an often poor customer experience. Without the ability to try on, touch the fabric, or visualize the color next to my skin, I am often left less than pleased with my purchase. In the last couple of years retailer Lularoe and its...