"We are expecting podcasting to be additives on both the revenue and profit lines in 2006." Audible.com
Today The WECAI Network™, ™ again hosted a great eWednesday Chat mastermind session featuring Roy Montero, THE SEO Guy (and Verbal Networking sponsor) who discussed "How to promote your books on Podcasts - Being a Guest on OPP - Other Peoples Podcasts to Promote Your Book" without all the work that goes into production.
During our almost two hours together, Roy talked about what podcasting is, what types of programs work best, how to upload them to your site, where else to submit your podcasts, and mucgave some excellent resources to check out (listed below).
I would like to also thank Jerry Leventer of Red Apple Tutoring who shared his expertise on Podpress.org. He showed us some great tools on Podpress that we can use to upload our audio files and more.
In addition, Sheila Finkelstein of EteleTours and Natures Playground deserves a big thank you for once again recording the audio portion of our program. You can access it at: http://sheilaf.audioacrobat.com/download/WECAI-podcasting80807.mp3
Special Thanks to Roy Montero for again hosting the session on Verbal Networking and on his teleconference bridge line. Roy is our #1 Sponsor!
If you attended today's session, you know that there is "homework" for next week. Your assignment, should you decide to accept it (and you plan to attend next week) is to go to Odeo.com and set up an account and record a 30-45 second commercial that you can share with us next week. In addition to that, you are asked to get yourself "booked" on a talk radio podcast show and let us know about it. We will help promote the program during the session and also on this blog.
Now for the resources mentioned:
Book -- Podcasting: The Do-It-Yourself Guide by Todd Cochrane
Listen to an interview with Roy on the Let's Talk Marketing Radio Show with Cathrine Franz - it's available on the Let's Talk Marketing Radio Show website. Here's the link: http://www.letstalkmarketingshow.com/. The interview is in archives section on the website.
Free sound editor - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Excellent site listing hundreds of tutorials for audio and video - http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=audacity
For wordpress plugins - http://www.wp-plugins.com/
Free account for recording - http://www.odeo.com/
Google reader to read the feeds from the rss you subscribe to - http://www.google.com/reader/
Feed editor - http://www.aweber.com/
Where you upload your podcasts - http://www.podpress.org/
Roy says, "RSS your home page first and then just the pages that need to be RSS, you don't have to do all the pages, especially if you have 200 or 2,000 pages http://www.wordpress.org/
Load iTunes onto your computer - http://apple.com/itunes
Wave pad sound editor - http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/
A few places to look for shows to contact for interviews:
Lillian Cauldwell – Global Talk Radio http://www.globaltalkradio.com/shows/thelilliancauldwellshow/
The Podcast Network - http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/
Podcast.net - http://www.podcast.net/
Podcast DirectoryPodcast awards - http://www.podcastawards.com/
Catherine Franz - http://www.letstalkmarketingshow.com/
Coach of the Airwaves - http://www.coachoftheairwaves.com/
World Talk Radio – http://www.worldtalkradio.com/
Heal Yourself Talk Radio - http://www.healyourselftalk.com/
For music to add to your podcasts and recordings:
OPUZZ.com offers a CD with 10 songs for $59
BE sure to join next Wednesday at 12 noon Eastern Time at http://www.blogger.com/www.verbalnetworking.com for another lively discussion.
If you are writing a book, have written a book or are considering writing a book, then this mastermind group may just be the place for you!
Wishing you a terrific day... and then some.
Heidi Richards, Founder of the WECAI Network™,