30 Day Podcast Challenge – 10 Days Into #pod30

The Imortane Of Storytelling in Podcast

Once upon a time there was a quiet, unassuming forty something family guy with a dream and a passion. That dream was to start a podcast. But not just a “one day I will start” podcast. He had a deadline. It was a self-imposed deadline of achieving his dream within just 30 days. Would he do it?

His passion, was to share with the world (or just anyone who was prepared to listen) his knowledge and experience of marketing.

His journey began 10 days before and in that time he would not have imagined the amount he would learn. What surprised him more, was the masses of support and encouragement he got from others encountered along the way.

Future podcasters and entrepreneurs who were travelling their own similar journeys willing to take time out to help him achieve his goal.

In fact he was so inspired by some of these fellow travelers that he couldn’t wait to share more of the amazing insights and “secrets” they had shared with him along the way…. [Read more...]

Choosing My Podcast Topic and Prioritising – Day 4 – #POD30

Choosing Podcast Topic - #pod30 - day 4

After yesterday, Day 4 was bit of a slow one as far as physically progressing the podcast goes. It was more a time for reflection and ensuring that I am going in the right direction before getting too far down the line. I also had a bit of an a-ha moment, which added more weight to the direction of my podcast. More on that later in this post.

If you have read my About Page you will know of my history and the passion I have for using my skills to help others who have their own business. More so, working with owners who do not have the know-how or confidence to use the internet, digital marketing and social media to grow and develop their businesses.

What’s amazing about this journey is, after only a few short days, the positive effect actually taking action has and the opportunities it opens up. [Read more...]

Choosing My Podcast Equipment – Day 3 of 30 Day Challenge #POD30

Choosing Podcast Equipment - #pod30 - Day 3

Day 3 of my podcast launch challenge and it’s time to ensure that I will be choosing the right equipment to launch. First an inventory of what I have already got and then an review of that against what some of the experts recommend including John Lee Dumas, Cliff Ravenscraft, Pat Flynn and Dave Jackson.

I’ll then see if there is anything that I am missing, where I can get it from and how much it costs.

We’ll take it as read that I have a PC or MAC (it’s actually a HP PC that’s about 4 years old). It should be up to it but again I will need to check this along the way. So here goes. [Read more...]

My 30 Day Podcast Launch Challenge – Day 1

Podcast Launch Challenge Day 1

Last night I posted the following on the UK Podcasters facebook group:

“The 16th tomorrow and excitedly looking forward to this date a month from now and the first UK Podcasters Conference in Birmingham.

I was fortunate to attend NMX back in January where I first met Mike and Izabela and then again a couple of months later at the meet-up in London.

Each time I promised myself that I would get my podcast up and running within the next month. But for whatever reason I kept coming up with excuses. First it was a house move, next an unexpected change of jobs and then supporting my daughter through A levels and learning to drive (my daughter that is).

I am wondering if anyone else in the group has been going through the same thing? Personally this procrastination has to stop. So what better way than set a 30 day challenge to have a podcast recorded, launched and uploaded by 16th August. [Read more...]