Award-winning blogger, vlogger, Author, TV Show Panelist and Social Media Educator. Antionette provides podcasting pointers and blogging tips that will help you to expand your exposure and broaden your brand online.
Hello and welcome to episode #228 of the Delaware Blogger Podcast here on Anchor FM
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Today’s topic “Podcasting in Your Prime - This is Your Time” Most of you that have been following me and my blog, Delblogger knows that my tagline is “Boomer Who Blogs with a Millenial Mind” and that my target market audience and clients are usually boomers and beyond, you know, those of us born between 1946 and 1964, personally it was 1961 for me and last month, on September 20th to be exact, I celebrated my 59th Birthday and just the month before on August 11th, I celebrated 30 years of marriage.
Some of you may say, “wow” that’s a long time, or “gurl you are old” - but I respond with “age ain’t nothin but a number - now ask me about my podcasts”
With age comes wisdom and common sense, yes, we went to school, many to HBCU’s or institutes of higher learning, but nothing I learned in college back in the late 70’s and 80’s prepared me for what’s going on in the world now - but that’s a different story for a different day!
Anywho, with age comes wisdom and knowledge that we can share with others which is why I encourage women AND men of a particular age to think about or actually to start a podcast.
We can share not only life skills but corporate skills, job skills, family skills, educational skills, technology skills, speaking skills, musical skills, storytelling skills, I could go on and on, but you know where I am going.
Once you get to a certain point in life, there is knowledge and wisdom to share and doing so on a podcast is probably the best platform today. You can command the attention of 100’s, 1000’s, even perhaps millions of people using your own voice and you can do it from the comfort of your home in a t-shirt and shorts like me!
So I hope I have motivated a few of you boomers and beyond to take the next step to start a podcast and I hope those that I spoke with last week will definitely pursue their passion because age is just a number and we should be podcasting in our prime time which is now!
So if you are ready to share your skills with the world, using your voice, please send an email to email@example.com to register for the 2-hour Podcasting Your Purpose Coaching Session and you will receive a Resource Guide, printables and other great items to get you started and launched and even learn how to monetize your podcast.
Are a blogger who is looking to get more traction on your previously published post? Then you should re-purpose your content. Head over to "Blog Your Way To a Business Profit Podcast to listen and learn more. https://tinyurl.com/blog2profit another Delaware Blogger Production!
When you’re starting a podcast, it’s important to remember that patience is a virtue. You shouldn’t start a podcast expecting to have a large listener base from the giddy up, because it’s going to take time to build a podcast audience.
In fact, most podcasters have said that it took them about 5-6 months before seeing an increase in listeners. That may sound like a long time, but it really isn’t.
If you start your podcast with a solid marketing plan in place for those initial six months, you will see a steady climb growth and in this episode I am sharing 10 Ways to Grow Your Show.
1. Content Matters
2. Use Strategic Keywords in Episode Titles/Descriptions
3. Have Calls To Action for Listeners
4. Make Your Podcast Available on Many Directories
5. Turn Your Guests into Promoters
6. Engage in Social Media
7. Be a Guest
8. Join Online Communities
9. Create a website/webpage or blog
10. Paid Advertising
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If you are a new podcaster but you are ready to bring on guests to your show, I have a few tips to share that you should know before you do
Interviews are one of the most popular forms of podcast episodes and because podcasting is relatively new to most, being asked to be a guest is exciting, however, you want to make sure that each guest is bring value to your show and to your audience, as they are what is going to make or break your show.
In this episode I am talking about why you cannot relinquish control of your show especially as a newbie or it just might become one of those episodes that “gets lost in production” as well as a few pointers for booking guests.
Like I said, when you are looking for guests, make sure they fit the niche of the show and are providing value to your listeners. You don’t just want to bring on a guest just because they are “rich and famous” unless their last name is Obama or Winfrey - just kidding. Hey, you might even get James Carville on your show if it’s political because he too is launching a podcast - we are stompin' with the big dogs now.
Anywho, if you are interviewing guests, make sure to lay the ground rules and don’t let them take over your show because once you lose control you might be able to bring them back.
Oftentimes, even if you’ve known your guest for a period of time or have heard them interviewed on another podcast, they might try to hijack your show and that definitely is a no no.
My previous podcasts “Out and About with Antionette” were scripted interview style shows, I alway sent the Q&A’s to my guest prior to the show along with a guest release, however, it was always notated that even with the scripted Q&A’s there would be some ad-libbing, because you to make sure that you are delivering what you have promised your listeners no matter what and you do want to allow for some good storytelling to keep everyone engaged.
Finding podcast guests can be a struggle at first, but podcasting is still considered to be a new medium and a lot of people would be excited to be guests on your show.
So when you put out a call to find your guests, whether you are searching on LinkedIn using the appropriate hashtags or asking memes in your Facebook and Twitter podcast communities, be sure you let people know the type of show that you have as well as the topics of which you are seeking so you both know the criteria before you book them onto your show.
Remember, you don’t have to put anything or anyone on it that you don’t want to and 2 no-no’s - don’t pay nor charge guests!
Once you have chosen your guests and scheduled the interview, send them Guest Release form which you can create in Google Docs along with a release statement include questions such as:
Preferred name/Preferred title/Organization/Bio/Headshot/Topics to talk about/Links to website and social media platform
Recording remotely can be a challenge and nerve racking, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from interviewing guests on the go. I am going to leave the link in the show notes to an article by Descript.com that provides information on How to Record a Podcast Remotely and Get it Right the First Time.
I have a few tip sheets for podcasters and podcast guests, so send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a copy and you can also register for the Podcasting Your Purpose Coaching Session!
Episode #225 of the Delaware Blogger Podcast
How Long Should a Podcast Show Be?
So you've decided to start a podcast - yay and congratulations! You have your title, your topic and your description. You may even have purchased some equipment and are ready to get into the closet to start recording.
However, before hitting the record button you may be wondering just how long to record - 5 mins...15 mins...30 minutes or even 60 minutes.
Back in the day….long long time ago, when podcasting was first becoming popular with everyday folk, we were taught that it was best to hit it and quit it - don’t make it too long or people wouldn’t have time to listen as most were doing so via a normal commute which was 28-35 minutes - not in NYC or DMV, however, just long enough to get people from their home to their place of business...now with remote working, thanks to COVID-19 that changed.
Most people’s commute was from the bedroom to the living room so the attention span got longer which is a good thing because we had so much more time on our hands with nothing to do, vegging out on Netflix became popular so much so that “Netflix and Chill” became a popular phrase.
Podcast lengths began to change as well, however, it was intimidating for many that had short 30 minute shows to increase them to 60 minutes plus which is why, your content and your audience will determine when to “hit it and quit” it.
Listen to today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast on more tips on how long your podcast show should be then send an email to email@example.com to schedule a 30-Minute Complimentary Discovery Call or register for the Podcasting Your Purpose Coaching Session.
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On today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am giving you tips on how to hook and book your listeners; how to grab their attention in those 1st few minutes after they've scrolled through and decided they want to listen to your Podcast.
How are you going to keep them there for the entire show? Here are a few way:
Hit them where hurts -
Bark a command - FOMO - Sense of Urgency
Share a testimony - love note from listeners
Share statistics - Did you know...
You want to solve a pain point which is why most people are coming to your Podcast hook em, then at the end you book em with a CTA or Call to Action
sign them up - get their email
purchase a product or service
register for an event
visit your Podcast
In the EC Podcast Knowledge Academy, we covered several of these points and I invite you to sign up for these webinars as every Tuesday and Thursday we are providing you with timely and relevant information that will help to take your podcast to the next level, so make sure to sign up > Registration: https://www.eliteconversations.com/registration.html
When you are ready to start your podcast send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your 30-Minute Complimentary Discover Call and book your Podcasting Your Purpose Coaching Sessions.
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“Welcome Back to School” has definitely taken on a new meaning this year during this COVID-19 Crisis, however, some things never change, especially when it comes to teaching, educators are always looking for ways in which to engage their students.
In today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast I am once again talking about Podcasting in the Classroom as I did in Episode #201 back in March. With remote learning and Zoom Bombing, podcasting may be a great way to get and keep the students engaged in or outside of the classroom.
As much as we want to think that kids want to stare at a computer screen all day everyday, that may not be the case and it can cause harm to their eyes, however, with a podcast, they can pop in their earbuds or put on their headphones every time a new episode of their favorite pod is released, head outdoors, walk the dog, eat lunch or just veg on the sofa after a long day of mathematics.
Statistically speaking, students between the ages of 12-17 make up only 10% of monthly podcast listeners so it’s still a somewhat undiscovered medium that you can use to capture their attention, adding something that may be a perfect media to supercharge your class and curriculum!
Even if you’re a total newbie, getting started with podcasts in the classroom is an easy skill to add to your teaching toolbag. Whether you’re using them to listen together or individually, or you’re having your students record their own podcasts, there’s space for podcasts in any syllabus.
If you want to learn more about starting a podcast in the classroom, send an email to email@example.com to schedule a 30-Minute Complimentary Discovery Call or order a copy of the Podcasting Your Purpose Resource Guide on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3bU56ID
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Video or Just Voice - Episode #222
Do you want to appeal to your audience’s ears and eyes? There’s no doubt that by looking into your audience’s eyes deepens the relationship and builds a stronger connection with them and that’s definitely a benefit of doing a video podcast.
But when you’re putting together an audio podcast there are a lot of things to take into consideration especially if you want a high-quality show. Creating a video takes you to another level because you need to consider a whole bunch of additional factors, like…"Do I look Good?"
No seriously, money and experience is a major part of video production, everything from the lighting, the sound, the stage setup, etc. Everything that could potentially make a viewer say “What the heck am I watching?”
If you’re a film school graduate or you have a production company you probably have video equipment, lighting and boom mics. But if you’re just starting out you’re either going to have to hire a professional production company to produce your videos or purchase professional equipment and learn to do it yourself.
If you’ll just be using your iPhone or Android Smartphone to record you will still have to put time into thinking about your set, the lighting, the sound and of course the editing. When recording an audio podcast you can record in your pajamas, sweats and a T-shirt, but when using a camera you have to think about what you are wearing and how you look.
A video podcast is less convenient for your listening audience
Your audience can actively listen to your content while multitasking - driving the car, walking the dog, doing the dishes, etc. However, with a video they can’t consume your content on the go and they have to be stationary to watch from a computer, tablet or smartphone.
So think about it, will you do add video or just voice podcasting?
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Your Podcast Sucks - So What! You may just be suffering from Imposter Syndrome!
Your first 5. 10, heck perhaps even first 50 to 100 podcast show episodes will probably suck - so what - you got this! You are not going to give up, you are not going to give in - you have a voice...you have a vision and a mission and no one is going to stop you from sharing it!
In this episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast I am providing tips on how to connect with your audience so that you can feel less stress and anxiety when recording a show making it one that your listeners stay tuned into and are willing to share.
If you need a website or webpage to keep all your episodes together, check out Podpage using my referral link https://bit.ly/3hwwfDL and when you are ready to start a podcast make sure to send an email to me at email@example.com to schedule your 30-minute Complimentary Discovery Call or register for the Mini Coaching Session for $159
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"If You Fail to Plan...You Plan to Fail!"
Preparation for a podcast is key so before you hit the record button and publish your podcast episode make sure you’ve checked your recording setup. You don’t want anything to negatively impact your audio so on today's episode I am sharing a few podcasting prep pointers before publishing:
Position your microphone at least 2-3 inches from your mouth
Check audio levels for proper sound quality
Pad the place you will be recording from
Put out any interrupters including pets and kids
Pour a beverage
Practice Practice Practice
If you are ready to start your podcast, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your 30-minute Complimentary Discovery Call so that we can get you signed up for the 2-hour mini coaching session for $127.
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Show notes are basically a written post for your website or blog that covers the content that you discussed in your podcast. There are many reasons why show notes should be part of your podcasting promotion and a few are talked about on today’s podcast episode.
Show notes encourage people to come to your website
Ideally you want to continue the relationship with your audience after they have listened to your show, so getting people to your website or blog via your show notes page gives them an opportunity in which to do so.
Show notes are great for SEO
If you want your podcast to be found by new listeners it needs to be indexed and featured in search results. Unfortunately, Google can’t search MP3 files (at least not yet) so you need to include important keywords that are said in your podcast to be somewhere on the internet where the Google bots can find them. Remember to make them readable with at least 300 words.
Show notes allows you share the links to other resources
Use your show notes to direct listeners to any links that you may have mentioned in the episode including affiliate links, online courses, books and invite them to join your email list for newsletter and podcast updates.
Show notes increase your authority
The more content you have online the more legitimate you’ll look online to the search engines and others when they are searching online.
Show notes can be viewed on all devices
When sharing your episodes you want a link that’s going to work for everyone no matter what device they’re using, Android or Apple which is not the case with some podcasting platforms.
Show notes are a great reference tool for your audience
If you provide links or mention articles or just want to share your guest’s information, you can include them in your show notes. Listeners won’t need to take notes or re-listen to portions of your podcast for links they may have missed.
There are many other important reasons for show notes and I invite you to share some of your own and when you are ready to start your own podcast, please send an email to email@example.com to schedule your 30-Min Complimentary Discovery Call or to enroll in the 90-Min Mini Coaching Session which is a great investment of $97.
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On this episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I provide the 5 Pillars of Podcasting, however, there are many more so I am asking you to leave a message that can be to be added to the list.
The Five Pillars Of Podcasting
Submit RSS feed to podcasting directories
Network with other podcasters
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Starting a Podcast - What is Your WHY? Episode #220
Are you looking to increase your profile as an influential voice in your industry?
Are you looking to enter into a new marketplace?
Perhaps you are looking to generate new marketing and sales leads?
Are you looking to grow your email list so you can continue to nurture your prospects and turn them into customers?
Are you looking to become the subject matter expert in your industry?
Create content that can be repurposed into articles and blog posts?
All of the above?
Or is there another reason?
The answer to these questions will determine your content, format, and call to action. Remember, being clear on the answers to the above questions is key. The right strategy and consistent promotion of your podcast will ensure that it generates the best return on investment which can eventually begin to become a profitable podcast.
Listen and learn more on this episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast and make sure to subscribe so that you won't miss any future episodes. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Your Roll - 5 Tips When Starting a Podcast - Episode # 219
If you have committed to starting a podcast or even a blog you may want to jump in with both feet just to get started. However, no matter how anxious you are to get started, let me tell you one thing first, "slow your roll" and line up your ducks first.
I started my first podcast in 2012 and my first podcast in 2017 - I am still updating and adding and learning, so here are just 5 tips that I am sharing with you for when you are starting your podcast.
Slow Your Roll Tip #1 - Don't spend a lot of money on equipment - everyone is anxious to have the latest and greatest piece of equipment - but wait, use your mic on the phone or an inexpensive condenser mic before going out to purchase fancy expensive equipment for a home studio - there are too many ways to record on the low - in your closet or under a fort and if you wait to save up for the latest and greatest equipment you may be waiting weeks, months or even years and then give up!
Slow Your Roll Tip #2 - Build a Foundation - you may be thinking that your podcast is just a hobby, but think of it as a jobby - why, because it’s your brand and you want it to be as good as it can get from the giddy up even though there will be tumbles along the way. But think of it as an investment into your media brand, have fun but it may be the catalyst for something bigger - perhaps a tv show or major sponsorship!!??
Slow Your Roll Tip #3 - Listen to advice from those in the know - don’t be so cocky that you can’t learn from others - but choose those “others” wisely - listen to their videos and podcasts, read, share and grow as there is always room for improvement even it you have been podcasting since 2000! Remember, your network is your net worth so sign up for course or listen to audio from those in the know that are doing the darn thing!
Slow Your Roll Tip #4 - Waiting and Procrastinating - Imposter Syndrome is real! Don’t allow fear or intimidation of other’s success stop you from starting. If you fear that you are not deserving of success, even if you are helping only 1 person or have a handful of listeners, don’t delay your launch especially if you are passionate about your topic. Every day that you delay your launch is a delay of success. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great!”
Slow Your Roll Tip #5 - Checking Your Numbers - stop it!
If you want to have a successful podcast you have to stop thinking about how many downloads you have - think about what really matters. You are the voice behind the vision - you are the SME, you are building onto your brand, you are leaving a legacy!
As a new podcaster you will grow and get better, but don't wait and allow others to determine your path - remember “you have to do you boo boo!”
Podcast Premier - Lights - Camera - Action!
Now that you are ready to launch your podcast, the description or trailer is very important, it's like the cover of a book. It’s what people read before listening to your show.
A podcast description or trailer should cover these three topics:
Explanation Statement: Tell your listeners what they can expect to hear on each of your episode so they can determine if it's worth the listening investment of time.
Frequency / Where to Find It: How often are your shows, weekly, bi-weekly or daily - let the listeners know so that they will invest in your show.
CTA - Call to action: Make sure to always tell your listeners what you want them to do after listening to your show, i.e. share, subscribe, listen for more, etc.
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Why Re-purposing Podcast Content Is Important!
Even though more than 32% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month. Re-purposing podcast content in other social media channels is how you can tap into new audiences and introduce them to your brand. While the most important benefit of re-purposing podcast content is to broaden your brand and expand your exposure online, re-purposing your podcast content into a blog post, YouTube video, social media post, newsletter and email provides great value including:
SEO value: When you re-purpose your content into written material, you increase your SEO value.
Credibility as a SME: Re-purposing your podcast topic creates credibility and makes you an authority on the subject or the Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Brand awareness: Consistently builds brand awareness, so that your listeners grow to trust you and new listeners will check out your show.
Listen to this entire episode to learn the 5 Ways in which to re-purpose or re-package your podcast content.
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On today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am asking the question, "What is Your CTA?"
Do you have a CTA? Do you know what a CTA is? A CTA or Call to Action is when you ask or tell people to do something in particular.
We have been asked to do something since birth so it should come naturally and not feel like an inconvenience to your listeners.
You want to encourage your listeners to take a specific action that will help generate the kinds of podcast results you’re looking for so make sure to make it a good CTA.
The three most effective styles of calls to action are “next step” CTAs, “mid-conversation” CTAs, and “Grassroots” CTAs. Listen to learn more about how to give a CTA as well as ways to promote your podcast using your email signature/closing and bios.
PromoRepublic Affiliate Code :: Blog :: Blog Your Way to a Business Profit Podcast :: YouTube Channel :: email email@example.com
There are many ways in which to re-purpose content from a podcast episode, however, have you thought about using other media content to re-purpose that into creating podcast episodes?
There are several sources of media that you can use to accomplish this including:
Books or Stories
Social Media post
Turning your podcast content into social media posts is vital, but you can do it visa versa as well. This is yet another way to broaden your brand and expand your exposure online with a podcast. Listen to today's podcast to how to turn other forms of content into podcast episodes.
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In this episode of Podcasting Your Purpose on the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am sharing 15 Guest Pointers for when you are a guest on another podcast show or ones that you can share with your own podcast guests.
1. Prepare your message.
2. Use a good mic, if you can.
3. Use towels to dampen the sound.
5. Use the bathroom before you start recording.
6. Remove the pets/kids/friends and/pr significant others while recording.
7. Turn off your phone.
8. Be on time.
9. Think of it as a coffee date, not an interview.
10. Be aware of, um, body sounds.
11. Take notes or doodle while you chat.
12. Use your host's name.
13. Try to avoid saying "um", "ahhh", and "you know".
14. Thank your host.
15. Promote the episode when it goes live.
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Places to Podcast: Sound of Your Show - Episode #214
So you have decided to start a podcast and you got your gear, you have installed and configured your editing software, now comes the time to find the place to to record for a great sounding podcast.
Where will you be sitting or standing - what room will you record in? The Places to Podcast will determine the sound of the show. Is the space a large room or a small cubicle? Do you have padded walls or are there lots of soft items in the room like a bed or couch, a bookshelf with books on it? Is the floor carpet or tile? All of these factors will affect the sound of your show.
Listen to today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast for tips and ideas on softening the surfaces to capture the sound waves from your voice.
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In today's episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast I am discussing the need and urgency of uniting the voices of fellow podcasters and other content creators especially during this time of civil unrest, chaos, uncertainty, protests and police brutality.
We need to join forces and voices to end the systemic racism in our world and spread messages of peace, hope, equality and action. Join the "Podcasters for Justice Campaign" and record your PSA to get your audience involved.
If you live in Middletown, Delaware make sure to join the peaceful protest and march on Sunday, 6/7/20 from 2 - 6 PM in the Middletown Square on Broad and Main Streets. There will be voter registration as well because our voices must be partnered with our vote in order to make a change.
We serve many audiences, but we can speak with one voice. One voice that does not mince words and demands justice - join us!
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Most podcasters including myself are members of various communities and groups on Facebook. These groups are great for sharing information as well as learning new techniques and tech tips.
It's interesting to read the comments especially those from new podcasters and because I like to help others I usually provide answers to their questions; so I decided that on Mondays I would read the top 10 questions of the weekend, anonymously of course and provide my answers to each.
So let's begin:
Do you have ideas for a solo Podcast?
How many of you charge for Podcast interviews?
How do you build a bigger audience?
Where can I buy a Mic for under $50?
Does anyone use their phones to interview guests?
How many use a podcast to build value or to build onto their business/brand?
What tools do you use to create logos for your Podcast?
How do you pick a podcast name?
What would happen if I use 10 seconds of a song in my podcast?
Do you have a routine for promoting your podcasts?
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Podcasts & Potholes
Does it feel like your podcast shows are never done the way you want them, a feeling like they’re always under construction?
Think about this...aren’t there roads, highways, byways, bridges and freeways that are always under construction, every year there are new potholes to be filled, new repairs to be made - Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall!
Well if they can’t get them right and states are spending millions of dollars on construction, what makes you think that your podcast is going to fare any better especially if you are not putting in much money at all?
Sponsorships and monetizing are always front and center of every podcaster’s mind, so perfection is what we seek and that is when frustration can set in. Last week I had an opportunity to speak with a group of podcasters who are in the Horticulture industry and podcasting promotion ideas was the main question they had and even though I was able to provide tips such as:
Setting up a promotion schedule
Using Social Media, blogs, websites and newsletter
Joining Facebook Groups and Communities
Collaborating with other podcasters
We all felt a little frustrated by the fact that our Podcast is never really done...never completed...never perfect.
But as I stated in a previous episode of Podcasting your Purpose, podcasting is not perfection you can purchase professional voice overs; you can have flashy intros with Headliners or Wavve; you can repurpose your content; be consistent; go live on YouTube or Facebook every day, collaborate with other podcasters.
You can include a CTA at the end of each episode; your podcast can be listed on Google Play, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and of course Anchor, but it seems like you're always under construction.
Selling sponsorship or merchandise can be in the mix as well, but don’t beat yourself up, we’ve all been there and some are still there, but we are all in this together don't beat yourself up just continue going forward, practice, practice, progress.
Your podcast may never sound perfect but don’t give up because there is always going to be a pothole to fill.
I offer a 30- minute Complimentary Discovery Call where we can talk about your podcast planning, because if you fail to plan you plan to fail.
I also offer the 60-minute Mini Coaching Session for $77, and 90-minute coaching session for $97; my Workbook Podcasting Your Purpose is available on Amazon; Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners book can be ordered by heading over https://DelBlogger.com
So remember potholes and podcasts go together because they're both always under construction!
Blog Your Way to a Business Profit https://tinyurl.com/Blog2Profit
Podcasting is Powerful - it's a way to share your story in a unique way.
You may remember when you were a kid you probably loved listening to stories that your parents, grandparents or other caregivers would read. However, if you think about it, it wasn’t the words themselves, it was how they were read or said. In this Delaware Blogger Podcast episode I provide information on podcasting styles, interviewing guests, podcasting equipment as well as how Podcasting is Storytelling
1 on 1
audio files become friends
wide ranging content
audio doesn't care about your age, race or religion
listener’s Imagination provides details - person behind the voice
Listeners are co-creators of your story
“Keep your eyes open and your mic on”
Blog Your Way to a Business Profit Podcast - https://tinyurl.com/blog2profit
Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners - https://DelBlogger.com
Podcasting Your Purpose Workbook on Amazon
Social Platforms: https://linktr.ee/delblogger
Delaware Blogger Blog https://delblogger.com
Listen, if you are “off the plantation”; have been outsourced, laid off or are simply sick and tired of working a 9-5 and you know there is more for you, then this is the perfect time to start a Podcast. If not for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your business, do it for your brand - just do it!
I am not saying that by simply starting a podcast that you are going to become an overnight sensation with millions of listeners making zillions of dollars, but you might be fulfilling a purpose - sharing your voice, your vision may be changing someone’s life - just do it!
Yesterday I had an opportunity to sit down to share my journey into social media, blogging and podcasting after the age of 50 with the CEO and Founder of Speak and Get Paid, Shawna Johnson. The invitation to present on “Drop the Mic Monday” to her Mastermind Group was fun and engaging and in addition to my normal talking points about why you should start a podcast I brought up events that occurred in 1992, which is what I call my year of being in HELL and cursing God - but you will need to head over to my blog - delblogger.com to listen to the entire interview.
Anywho, sharing that story wasn’t just cathartic for me, I was hoping that it would touch someone else who may be going through something similar and feels depressed and perhaps how sharing your story or your gift from God can not only be healing but a life saver. That is just one of the reasons why I am here every day on YouTube dropping some podcasting pointers and will continue to do so for some time to come, so if you listened to yesterday’s video about leaving a legacy and missing my grandmother on Mother's Day I hope you realize that if not now...when and to just do it … for your family and your friends!
Listen to my other podcast, "Blog Your Way to a Business Profit" at https://tinyurl.com/Blog2Profit
So don't be a podfad, and don't get caught up in that 7 episode itch.
Don't be a Podfad after 7 episodes because you are not getting the number of listeners that you want. On this episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am giving you 7 reasons why you shouldn't give up on podcasting after 7 episodes!
Remember there are things that you're gonna want to do that no one else is gonna wanna do, but if you want to you can do a powerful Podcast and a powerful podcast allows you to
speak your Passion
share your vision
market and create membership sites
repurchase content from your blog and your vlog
your bonding is making you likable you are becoming the subject matter expert and
you can literally change someone's life
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in my Mini Coaching Session which is 60-minutes of heads down planning for $77, I can get you started or if you'd like to purchase your copy of my Podcasting Your Purpose Workbook head over to Amazon and if you're interested in the Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners book that's available for $9.99 online, but together the Book Bundle which I will mail out to you for it only $26.
Subscribe to blog https://delblogger.com
This Weekend Round Up gives you reasons why you want to build a blog or website for your podcast to increase your visibly and SEO as well as the week's episodes on YouTube
Spotify is blowing up beating out Apple iTunes when it comes to creating new podcasts so you need to start one today to get in on the explosion and ride this wave!
Head over to my blog, https://delblogger.com to read the posts from the week which includes my Blog Your Way to a Business Profit Podcast and a feature on the Classy Gent Chronicles Blog.
To order a copy of "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners" https://bit.ly/2zMoAjn and Podcasting Your Purpose Workbook
Send email to email@example.com to sign up for the 90-Minite Mini Coaching Session which will include the Podcasting Your Purpose Workbook FREE!
Podcasting is reaching new levels, with Apple reporting they now have over 1 Million Podcasts! So if you are ready to start your own podcast, to share your voice and your vision, there are a few steps that you need to take before launching:
o Choose Your Topic
o Choose Your Audience
o Select Your Format
o Choose your equipment
o Design Your Artwork
o Schedule your shows and guests
o Promote Your Show
o Post on social media or on your website and blog
To hear and see more podcasting pointers head over to my YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/amblake01 or to my blog https://delblogger.com
Elite Conversations Podcast Hosting Info @ https://eliteconversations.com/host-packages.html
Blog Your Way to a Business Profit Podcast https://bit.ly/blog2profit
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for printables or sign up for 60-Minute Mini Coaching Session
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#DelawareBlogger #podcasting #anchorpodcast #podcaster
Wrap up of last week's blog posts on DelBlogger included:
* Free Fotos - sites to get great pics for your website and blog
* Blog Your Way to a Business Profit Podcast - ABC's of Blogging https://bit.ly/2yqmvcr
* Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb Recipe
Order you copy of "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners" Book https://bit.ly/32K2RmP
"Out & About with Antionette" Podcast Directory https://bit.ly/2PJh4Lo
YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/amblake01
Today's Podcasting Your Purpose Episode Podcasting Your Products is being sponsored by SS Johnson Photography.
Podcasting is a great way to share your content, broaden and expand your brand online. However, when promoting your products or services online remember "don't sell - educate" - people do not go to social media to be "sold to" - they go to "socialize."
Tips on Podcasting Your Products:
Make sure to make a podcast about a product that you are passionate about;
Always provide valuable information to your listeners
Promote Don't Sell
Consistency is Key
If you are interested in the 60-Minute Coaching Session or a to purchase a copy of "Podcasting Your Purpose" Workbook ($15.99), send an email to email@example.com - www.ablakeenterprises.com
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Podcasting Pointers for Families : Parents and Kids
If you have decided to let your kids/students start a podcast, one of the great topics should include interviewing family members because this will provide them with an opportunity to not only learn more about their family but it will also leave a lasting legacy for those who are interviewed.
Contact your family member - sign up and send Zoom link that they can access via their computer or phone - the computer is better because each can see one another and make it more enjoyable for the family.
Remember to click RECORD to start the interview, pause to break up the interview, stop to end the interview - once the meeting is ended the recording will be downloaded onto your computer in a MP4 format which can be converted to MP3 to be uploaded to your host.
If you are ready to start a family podcast and need some one on one coaching before you begin, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 60-Minute Mini Coaching Session for $77.
Head over to my blog https://delblogger.com to keep up with the Delaware Blogger
Today's podcast episodes gives you several reasons why you should start a Podcast especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. A podcast broadens your brand and expands your exposure. It can be a great family bonding activity while the kids are home from school. Learn more about the Delaware Blogger at https://delblogger.com
Podcasting is powerful marketing and branding tool and big names such as Oprah Winfrey is starting a podcast today, so if you are a blogger, author or content creator you need to start a podcast too! Today's podcast gives you 6 types of content to use when starting your podcasting journey.
Podcasting Your Purpose Workshop is coming to Smyrna on Tuesday, March 10th and you need to register today to get in for this jam packed event to get started podcasting.
Register today at https://bit.ly/2Pp6Akm
Follow me on my other podcast, "Out & About with Antionette" on Blog Talk Radio https://bit.ly/2PJh4Lo and don't forget to purchase my book, "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners" https://bit.ly/32K2RmP
Podcasting is one of the best ways in which to build your brand and expand your audience. If you have a vision, you have a voice so share it with the world as it can literally change someone's life.
Podcasting your Purpose Workshop coming to Smyrna on March 10th, will be jam packed with information and hands-on creation of a podcast with just your smartphone and the Anchor FM app. You will receive a 48-page workbook, and an appointment for a 30-minute coaching session with me to set in motion to launch your podcast.
Head over to Eventbrite to purchase your ticket today and get ready to podcast your purpose this spring! https://bit.ly/2Pp6Akm
Promotion of Barnes & Noble Book Signing featuring Black Women, Words and Wisdom on Sunday, February 23, 2020 between 1 and 4:00 p.m. in North Wilmington Delaware. Featuring my book "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners"
Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners is now published and I will be part of a book signing at Barnes and Noble on 2/23/20. Come out for a Meet and Greet with 9 other African American Authors for the Local Author Showcase - Black Women, Words and Wisdom celebrating Black History Month in Delaware.
Head over to my blog, https://delblogger.com to read more and to purchase a copy of Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners
Blogging tips to getting a return on your investment - ROI for your published blog posts; including re purposing old content and sending out monthly newsletters. #roi #bloggingtips #bloggingbasics #delawareblogger
Read more tips in my book, "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners" https://bit.ly/2Oiqrkt
Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners is a blueprint to not only help you get started with creating a new blog it also provides useful tips to grow an existing blog. The Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners book was written after many years of classroom instruction at various Public Libraries around the state of Delaware as well as being an Adjunct Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and I am sharing what I have found to be most helpful.
Blogging is a wonderful way in which to not only leave your legacy but to also connect with other like-minded people. Blogging can be rewarding and exciting, however, it takes a lot of work and dedication in order to be successful.
So you have been blogging for awhile and your content calendar used to be filled with lots of creative ideas but you have since been with a "Blogger's Brain Block!"
Never fear the Delaware Blogger is here with a few ideas to get your brain drained and flowing again:
Review a book, movie or film
Run a contest or giveaway
Share outdoor pictures
Write inspirational or motivational posts
Share travel tips
Trending Topics or Latest Gossip
Subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com and continue to check out the weekly Tech Talk Tuesday Podcasts on AnchorFM
Driving Traffic to Your Blog with Giveaways and Product Reviews on Amazon
In this episode of Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners I talk about how using giveaways, contests and product reviews on Amazon can help drive more traffic to your blog.
If you received gifts for the holidays and love the recipient too much to tell him or her that you hate the item, don't re-gift it, GIVE IT AWAY in a blog contest. Make sure to stipulate that the contest is open to USA Residents only, otherwise, depending on the gift, you may be spending more money in shipping then in the price of the product. Gift Cards purchased from stores or Amazon are great for monthly or quarterly contests.
Sign up for a free account with Rafflecopter so that you can gather email addresses to build your lists for newsletters.
Always review items that you have ordered from Amazon and include a link to your blog and if you can, write a blog post review for more exposure.
More tips to help you drive traffic to your blog including knowing your stats; joining an online forum group; using Pinterest and Twitter; signing up for Google Alerts and posting about local events that you have attended from the DeDivah -aka- The Delaware Blogger.
Are you looking for ways to increase readership and build a bigger audience for your blog? Check out these basic blogging tips that may help which includes eye catching graphics or banners; guest posting; content creation and simply replying to comments.
Stay tuned for my Basic Blogging Tips Book coming out in February to learn more ways in which to build and monetize your blog. Make sure to subscribe to DelBlogger.com to keep up with the De Divah -aka- The Delaware Blogger
For more information, send an email to email@example.com
Providing tips for ways in which to monetize and earn money with your blog from BlogEnergizer.com and from my own experience as a blogger on DelBlogger.com
Affiliate links and repurposing your content is a great way in which to monetize your blog and keep you tops of mind with your readers.
Happy New Year from the Delaware Blogger https://delblogger.com
If you are a new Blogger or even an experienced Blogger, one of the most frustrating things is driving traffic to your blog. On this episode of Tec Talk Tuesday I provide just a few tips to help you drive more traffic to your blog. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog @ www.delblogger.com
Just a few tips for business owners who are looking to work with bloggers. Tip #1 make sure to read their blog so that you know if your product or service would fit their niche. Tip #2 - address them by their name!
Listen to learn more about working with bloggers to promote your products and services and head over to subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com
Not sure what to name your podcast? Try titles that are catchy and easy to remember. You can also incorporate your name into the title, but whatever you choose, try to make it memorable for you and your topics so that when people search it will show up in their feeds.
Find and follow me, the DEDivah aka The Delaware Blogger on all my social platforms https://linktr.ee/delblogger and tune in every Tuesday at 2 PM for another episode of TecTalk Tuesday.
How long is too long for a Podcast episode? Should you break up a long episode? When does my listeners Zone out? Check out today's TecTalk Tuesday for my opinion, then leave a message so I can add it to this episode, there's plenty of time!
More than 70 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly, why not make one of them yours? It doesn't take expensive equipment or techie knowledge to begin, just time and a topic. Learn more by listening to today's episode #5 of TecTalk Tuesday with the DeDivah -aka- The Delaware Blogger at https://delblogger.com
#podcast #podcasting #podcasthost #delawareblogger #delawarepodcaster
Tips on being consistent when promoting your Podcasts including running a contest or giveaway to collect email addresses.
Write out your show notes to share on your blog
Create a contest or giveaway
Post highlights on your social media platforms
Add images, memes or gifs to promote your podcast
Promote Podcast art work on social media platforms
Power of Podcasting - Part 1
Smart money is moving towards podcasting
AI & WiFi technology makes it easier
Normalized and mainstream
Not a fad nor the future
Demographics has changed
More big brands, like Bank of America are using podcasts to get their message directly to customers
It's not too late to start a podcast
Push -vs- Pull Marketing
Intimate and involved
Record anywhere on a large, free stage
Listen anywhere - complete control
100% open rate -vs- email/newsletters
Connect with clients on their commute or cleaning
multitask and binge consume
Revenue expected to increase to $1B by 2021
Listen to learn more about the power of podcasting as presented at BloggerWeek in Washington, DC on the blog at https://delblogger.com
I recently read an article entitled "Why Every Podcaster Should Consider Live Shows" and I have to agree! Here is what the author, Robin Kinnie had to say:
Live Shows are a great way to connect with your audience.
In the age of social media, we are able to connect with anyone worldwide. However, there’s nothing like meeting face-to-face. This gives loyal listeners the opportunity to meet you and gives you the opportunity to learn more about your listeners.
Live shows can help monetize your podcast.
Besides being able to meet your audience in person, live shows can generate money to support the production of your podcast. You can charge a nominal fee to cover overhead like event space. Ideally, remaining funds can go towards items such as equipment upgrades and monthly RSS feed fees.
Live shows can promote shopping local.
Events such as Small Business Saturday (presented by American Express) and the resurgence of entrepreneurship have made it cool to support small businesses in our communities. This is ideal for podcasters looking for a space to host a live event. That coffee shop that you frequent may be the perfect location to host your event. More importantly, the coffee shop owner will probably welcome the traffic and publicity. You can take it one step further by offering a small discount to your listeners (with permission from the owner, of course). It’s a win-win for you and the small business.
Opportunity to share podcast on YouTube
Since traditional podcasts are audio-based, live shows can be recorded and shared as “special edition” videos for YouTube. By recording the live show, you extend the shelf life of the event. You can also use the recording as a tool for prospective advertisers and sponsors. Bonus: edit the video into short clips and use on social media for promo.
What do you think, would you promote your podcast via live video? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandi Johnson, a newly published author, The P.O.W.E.R That Sets Burn Victims Free is a burn survivor, infant mortality expert, motivational speaker and President of Bea'u Culture. At 18 months old, Johnson suffered third degree burns after a hot water accident inside her Pittsburgh home. She barely survived. The traumatic incident led to years of depression, sleeping disorders, anxiety and PTSD. As a young woman, Johnson began a self-awareness journey which led to a path of empowerment and confidence.
Today, she uses her voice as well as Bea'u Culture to inspire other burn survivors to rise up through the healing process. Her Pittsburgh-based company offers inspirational t-shirts that represent, "being who you are is your first culture." As an infant mortality expert with Healthy Start, Inc., Johnson also offers this encouragement and support to new mothers who face mental health challenges. Her mission is to help reduce the rising infant mortality rate by providing women with safety education and mental health assessments during the pregnancy process.
Visit Brandi at her website www.bucllc.wordpress.com and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beauculture/
Andre’ Boggerty, author of The Danger of the Safe Place is also a Detroit, Michigan native, who served in the United States Air Force at Dover AFB
from 1991-1998. A graduate of Wilmington University, receiving both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees, Andre uses his education and experience
to reach people from various walks of life. Andre’ is known for his humor and easy to get along with personality, it is evident that God has called
Andre' to serve. He leads in so many different areas: businesses, the faith community, entrepreneurial endeavors, and in the fraternal community. He aspires to teach faith to those who never had it, and to restore faith of those who have lost it, ultimately accomplishing things that God has
called them to do. Andre' continues to glean from his father in the faith, Pastor Anthony Wallace, learning one of his most valuable lessons: "You
just have to have faith to start". Andre’s “Books You Can Finish” series is aimed for busy individuals who love to read but find themselves too busy and also individuals who would like to start their reading journey and not feel overwhelmed. The first book in the series is entitled, Danger of the Safe Place
Find and follow Andre on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheDangerOfTheSafePlace/ Email - amboggerty @gmail.com
Are you starting a new podcast or are a seasoned pro - if so, check out these 5 Podcasting Pointers to promote your podcast, then leave a few of your own:
Find and Follow Your Audience - find your audience and then promote your podcast on the platform in which they hang out. Younger audience are commonly found on Instagram and Snapchat, Boomers and Beyond are on LinkedIn and Facebook
Use Hashtags - yes, even on Facebook. Hashtags help in organic searches and helps other find podcasts and podcast topics. Use hashtags such as #podcast #podcasthost #podcastguest and of course, #podcastlife
Use images - humans have the attention span less than that of a goldfish - approximately 7 seconds so make sure you have pretty pictures or images to stop people from strolling
Turn audio into video - convert your audio into a video using animation apps. Tools such as AudioGram will transform audio into video with images.
Promote Old Episodes - Create a schedule to promote your podcasts and be consistent - never just one and done. Use Buffer, Hootsuite, PromoRepublic to repurpose old episodes especially if the topic is evergreen.
Find and follow my podcast, "Out and About with Antionette on the Delaware Blogger Podcast" https://anchor.fm/delawareblogger and subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com
AudioGram - https://getaudiogram.com/register/f2bfa8
Joetta Clark Diggs, is an Olympic athlete who has made an indelible impact in sports and business. In her legendary 24-year elite career as a half-mile runner, she represented the United States of America at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. The USA Track & Field Hall of Fame inductee also is an inspiring motivational speaker, respected businesswoman, critically acclaimed author, noted television /radio personality and an advocate for health and fitness.lowing up!
The New Jersey native is the founder of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation which promotes physical activities for children in grades K-12 and has engaged over 70,000 children since 2002. Joetta is also the President of Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC www.joettasportsandbeyond.com where she delivers messages of health, fitness and empowerment to corporations, colleges, medical programs and civic organizations. In 2009, she authored her first book Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success: Life Lessons Learned from Track & Field. listen to the podcast interview and to learn more about how this "Jersey girl" encouraged by her father to run track in school is now running the Phenomenal Fit & Focused 2019 Women's Empowerment Summit coming to New Brunswick on November 15th.
To learn more about Joetta, head over to her website www.joettasportsandbeyond.com or visit her Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Joetta-Clark-Diggs-4x-OlympianPublic-Speaker-48809531310/
If you're considering whether or not you want to use podcasts in the classroom consider these benefits for students.
Reading along with a podcast builds confidence and literacy
Word recognition and decoding is the most crucial skill for very young students and reading podcast transcripts can assist
Podcasts allow students to practice their listening comprehension skills
In addition, students learning English as a second language report that they like how they can read the words and promptly "hear how they're supposed to sound." Pronunciation and prosody -- the patterns of stress and intonation used when people are speaking -- aid in understanding, especially for English-language learners.
Podcasts present a broad array of narrative types and subject matter.
With podcasts, you can choose the content and form that fits your particular lesson, and the possibilities are endless: fictional stories, educational and inspirational TED talks, current events/world news, history, sports, pop culture/entertainment, and investigative journalism. Using an array of forms keeps your class fresh and engaging, and podcasts expose students to a wide variety of methods of communication, including narration, casual dialogue, scripted dialogue, and interviews.
Podcasts are FREE, accessible, and always contemporary.
Nyemade Boiwu - aka- That African Butterfly is an award-winning speaker, writer and digital content strategist. As a plus-size, female, African immigrant who grew up in conservative upstate New York she’s passionate about using her voice to help bridge the gap between various groups of people. Nyemade has a YouTube channel where she provides recaps about community events and also vlogs about her weight loss journey. She’s been published in the Delaware News Journal. She's the host of "Let's Talk Live" - a weekly live series on her Instagram channel where she interviewed various people about topics that will help others live their best life.
She's also the host of the new monthly "Community Conversations" events. She's the other half of the "Alter Egos Podcast" that will be coming out soon. Her personal blog, "My Two Cents", will be launching soon as well.
Follow Nyemade on Instagram at That African Butterfly
Authoress Rashad is a best selling author, editor and publisher. Her first novel, "My First Loves" is currently blowing up on the charts and she recently published "What We Gon Do?" a follow up. This author from Delaware has always loved to read and write and learned a lot from her grandmother, who recently passed at the age of 92. Listen in to the interview with Authoress Rashad and for the tips on getting started as an author. Facebook @RashadParker and Authoress Rashad @Instagram
Listen and share with your circle of family, friends and followers.
Stacey Johnson is a mother of two, an educator, a photographer, and the owner of SS Johnson Photography. A native Delawarean, Ms. Johnson received an AFA from Delaware College of Art and Design, a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the University of Delaware. She currently works as an art teacher for Gateway Lab Charter School and is active in local, community groups such as the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Fellows Program and the local non-profit, Action For Delaware’s Children.
Website: http://www.ssjohnsonphotography.com Blog: http://www.ssjohnsonphotography.com/blog FB: @ssjohnsonphotography2017 IG: @ssjohnsonphotography TW: @ssjohnson_photo Pinterest: @ssjohnsonphotography
Deborah Olatunji is an accomplished writer, poet, activist, friend, and high school student. As the Founder and president of her own social venture, the Student Leadership Initiative Program, she and her peers help students in her school to navigate their interests and passions through a mentorship-fueled organization. Based in Delaware, SLIP has other branches in the state and the continental United States such as Georgia and more to come. She is intensely passionate about being a disrupter and catalytic force in the education system. Deborah is also one of nine board members nationwide for a youth-driven, New York-based non-profit organization called GripTape.
Their mission is to give youth decision-making control over what and how they learn with small grants to pursue a topic they’re passionate about and a Champion to encourage them along the way. She has been serving since June 2018. Deborah wrote this book because of her strong desire for students to realize and actualize their power. By power, she is referring to the beauty of autonomy and accessibility of resources to propel students’ futures forward *faster*. Her interest in reforming education kicked off in the spring of 2018 when she noticed that many of her classmates, herself included, had a misleading view of what it meant to genuinely enjoy learning and personally invest in our futures. While her goal to form activist groups to protest the current state of education in America has been shelved for the time being, Deborah felt it extremely necessary to write a book that spoke directly to high school students because the makers of the school laws rarely reach out and consider their input.
Learn more: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/unleashing-your-innovative-genius-by-deb-olatunji/x/22138181#/; https://twitter.com/Deb_Olatunji; https://www.facebook.com/deboraholatunji2020; https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-olatunji/; https://www.instagram.com/deb_olatunji/?hl=en; https://deboraholatunji.wordpress.com/
Nicolle D. Surratte, the Chief Inspiration Officer of NspireD, is an inspirational speaker, breast cancer thriver and health advocate with a holistic approach to health and well-being. She helps women navigate their wellness journey and reduce their risk of breast cancer and other chronic health conditions through stress management and lifestyle changes. A diagnosis should not be the wake up call that forces women to pay more attention to their health practices. She created and hosts two annual events in Delaware - The Cocktails & Comedy Cancer Fundraiser and the KALEIDOSCOPE Survivors Ball: Celebrating the Beauty of Broken Pieces. Nicolle recently released her memoir - The Voice of Victory in the Valley: Diary of a Breast Cancer Thriver. Listen and share with your circle of family, friends and followers and make sure to subscribe to my blog.
Social Media and the Power of Influencer Marketing and Blogging
Bloggers, vloggers, Instagram Stars and Twitter personalities are great at creating a buzz around your brand and getting thousands of eyes on your product or service. But do you know exactly how brands can benefit from Influencer Marketing or Blogging?
Listen in as I chat with my special guest La'Shonda Woodard, blogger extraordinaire of FashionPlateKC.com as we discuss the benefits of influencer marketing for small businesses.
Denise Wortham, is a beauty consultant and founder of DMarie Beauty Essentials. After re entering the single world after 15 years Denise notice how much the dating world has changed and notice there was a disconnect between men and women and expressing what they want and need.
Our House Culture Center has partnered with Denise to host the Pursuit of Happiness Singles Summit on August 16, 2019 Our House Culture Center is located at 6380 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Tickets are available on Eventbrite - The Pursuit of Happiness Singles Summit - $15.00
Okay, so now you have your small business up and running but you you haven’t set up any social media platforms...you are still waiting quietly on the sidelines...Guess what ladies and gents? Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your company your product or your service and whether you like or not, if you don’t join in and engage in the conversation, you risk losing those customers.
Listen and learn how to use social media to promote your small business.
Do you know how to brand your business On this Podcast I interviewed Travis Rothstein, owner of ConnecTheDots, a marketing agency in Middletown, Delaware for tips on branding a new business.
Pre-recorded and uploaded Podcast from 2017 on Blog Talk Radio as a host for AAU Global Productions Media Group
Le'Verne Cecere is the President of the Black Gold Business Club Delaware. The mission of the Black Gold Business Club is to serve as a forum to promote, support and increase the wealth potential of minority female owned businesses. Our goal is to ultimately help members achieve their professional objectives by providing access to business networks, resources and tools. BGBC will patronize a member’s business on a select month in a show of support. BGBC will take measures to help increase member’s customer/client base and showcase businesses.
This episode are tips on ways to use Instagram to drive traffic to your blog.
Put blog url in bio
Upload images related to your blog niche
Tell a story with your pictures
Share and have fun
Use relevant hashtags
Find and follow other Instagrammers in the same nich
Out About with Antionette interview with Joyce Dungee Proctor, CEO of Seminars by Joyce and the promotion of A Captivating Career One Day Intensive and Power Networking Dinner Celebration on 8.23.19.
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Interview with Mrs. Delaware America 2019, Dr. Aisha Lord Ryan who is preparing to head to Las Vegas vying for the title of Mrs. America 2019.
Dr. Aisha Lord Ryan, MSPT, DPT, CMTPT is also the founder and owner of ALL Therapy. ALL Therapy is a physical therapy company with a practice in Middletown, DE, specializing in the care of dancers, athletes and general orthopedic populations. Learn more about Dr. Ryan and wish her well as she travels to Vegas in August.
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20 KEYS TO A HAPPY LIFE
Compliment 3 people every day
Watch a sunrise
Be the first to say, “hello”
Live beneath your means
Treat everyone as you want to be treated
Never give up on anybody, miracles happen
Forget the Joneses
Pray not for things but for wisdom and courage
Be tough-minded but tender hearted
Remember someone’s name
Be kinder than you have to be
Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to be appreciated
Keep your promises
Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don’t feel it
Remember overnight success usually takes 15 years
Leave everything better than you found it
Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do
When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten someone’s day
Don’t rain on other people’s parades
Don’t waste an opportunity to tell someone that you love them