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The Power of Your Knowing Your Why – School of Podcasting


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Due to My Podcast: Free Tickets


Brad from the Cinema Guys ( ) explains how he was approached by a small native Cinema Chain who listens to his podcast. Brad labored a deal that permits him to get tickets to films. Brad (being the cool man he’s) is utilizing them as a give away for his viewers. He has additionally labored to do a screening of Brad’s all-time favourite horror film, “John Carpenter’s The Factor.” They get to introduce the film after which do a Q&A afterward.

Earn Cash Referring Individuals to the Faculty of Podcasting


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Why Understanding Your Why Issues


It retains you targeted. You’re not distracted by issues that do not provide help to obtain your aim.

If you understand why you are doing one thing, you possibly can see the outcomes clearer. This lets you spot the small victories that then encourage you to maintain going.

It’s then the motivation that lets you attempt once more.

When one other small victory comes alongside, you get one other dose of motivation, and a pinch of this factor referred to as confidence.

How My “Why” Gave Me Tremendous Powers

I had been eager to drop pounds, and during the last yr, I’ve been going up and down. I might get right down to perhaps 218 lbs, after which go as much as 221 or 222. I needed to rise up and go to the fitness center within the morning. I knew to drink a lot of water, and get loads of sleep. I knew what to do. Nevertheless, once I listed my priorities I wrote down issues like rewriting my ebook Extra Podcast Cash, I wanted to replace some tutorials on the Faculty of Podcasting, and take a category on web optimization. Nowhere in there’s something about my well being. That is once I realized why I wasn’t dropping pounds. It merely was not a precedence.

I acquired a name from letting me know that I used to be being inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Corridor of Fame. The minute I hung up the telephone, I stated out loud, “Nicely any person’s getting up early tomorrow.” Whereas it’s considerably bizarre, as I usually attempt to not care what individuals consider me, I knew there can be a lot of footage. I even employed a photographer to take footage throughout my presentation. Instantly,  like a light-weight change, I had willpower. I had focus. I had a function. Not did I want to observe TV. I noticed that a lot of the taped TV exhibits I exploit to observe not often delivered any actual worth. I might take that point and use it on the fitness center, or stroll round, or prepare dinner wholesome meals, and THAT would ship worth to my aim of dropping weight.

When You Know Your Why You Can Make it By means of the How

“He who has a why to stay can bear virtually any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

The 2 most essential days of your life are the day you have been born and the day you uncover why you have been born.– Mark TwainClick To Tweet

Apple Podcasts hits 550,000 Podcasts

I listened to my first episode, and in it, I point out in April of 2005, there have been perhaps “4000” podcasts. This text says in 2005 there have been 3000 podcats, now there are 550,000 and based on this TechCrunch article, there have been Fifty billion episodes have been streamed/downloaded since launch. The brand new numbers embrace 18.5 million particular person episodes representing 155 nations, in additional than 100 languages.

So in 2005 once I was explaining to individuals how cool podcasting was, and the way superior it was that you possibly can “teel the software program to observe this website” (higher recognized at this time as a subscription) and that you simply did not ‘ want a Mac, and also you did not want an iPod to pay attention. IT WAS PAINFUL as many individuals simply did not get it (it took some time for me to get it). However I knew the potential energy of podcasting, and I had give up listening to radio, and I needed individuals to expertise the identical pleasure I had discovered. It did not appear exhausting as a result of if I helped ONE individual perceive and begin listening to podcasts, and I had ONE extra individual to speak about Daybreak and Drew with, it was value my effort and time.

When you already know you are why the “work” does not look like work. It simply looks like one thing you do. Once I first began enjoying the guitar it was BRUTALLY PAINFUL, however I knew I needed to play. I needed to be like my brother (who performed) and so the ache wasn’t so dangerous. I knew it was short-term, and I might make it via the how.

My “Whys”

  1. I get to assist individuals (my background is in coaching. I’ve a Bachelor’s Diploma in Schooling specializing in Technical Schooling from the College of Akron)
  2. It is artistic (my hobbies are music, writing, images, poetry).
  3. It is geeky (I get to play with software program to construct web sites, monitor downloads, and extra)
  4. I get to go away a really small fingerprint on the planet. Neither of my marriages produced any youngsters. The phrase “Legacy” appears a bit a lot, however you get my level.
  5. I’m assembly and creating nice buddies.
  6. It is serving to me to repay my scholar loans
  7. If I misplaced my job as we speak, I might have a cushion of cash coming to tie me over (and in actuality, I might in all probability have the ability to the Faculty of Podcasting Ful time)
  8. I am unsure what I might do with my free time if I did not.

Your Why’s May Be:

  • Share your information
  • Get your message out out
  • Promote a enterprise
  • Keep related to family and friends
  • Be seen as an skilled
  • Open the door to prospects
  • Discover like-minded individuals
  • Internal workplace firm communication
  • Educate
  • Entertain

Getting the Motivation To Begin

I simply listened to an awesome episode of the You Wanna Do What? Podcast by Monica Rivera the place she interviewed Jeff Haden (writer of the Motivation Fable which you will get free of charge on Audible) about motivation. It was a very good interview and had some nice insights into motivation. Together with:

You solely want sufficient motivation to start out. For those who set small achievable objectives, these “little wins” provide the motivation to attempt once more and hold shifting. So some examples of small achievable objectives my be

  • Shopping for your gear
  • Plugging every part in and making your first recording
  • Getting your paintings
  • Publishing your first episode
  • Syndicating to Apple, Stitcher, and so forth
  • Getting 10 downloads for an episode
  • Getting 50 downloads an episode

When carrying out these little milestones, it feeds your motivation to maintain going.


Brenda from My Tech Toolbelt clarify how her youngsters are grown, and whereas she is grateful for her job, it may be type of boring, and she or he is podcasting as a result of she enjoys studying. Sure, there’s a lot to study however as she put it, “It is enjoyable. It is thrilling, and I’ve already received two press passes (to be continued)”


Jim Collison from The Common Man Community (and my Co-host for Ask the Podcast Coach) is rather a lot like me. We each love being round individuals, we each love serving to individuals. We each like to speak and to affect individuals to assist them do issues.


The #1 Killer of Motivation and Why Podcasting is Like Golf


There’s a purpose that staff at corporations are strongly urged to not share their revenue quantity with different staff. If two individuals share that info, one individual is leaving that assembly upset. So when individuals share what number of downloads they get in a Fb group, and their numbers are 3 times as many as you, ignore it and as an alternative of specializing in their numbers, focus in your viewers and how one can serve them.

If two golfers shared their scores, somebody goes to assume, “WHAT?! How is that individual higher than me? Nicely, there are a selection of things:

  • Higher gear
  • Extra expertise
  • Higher teaching
  • Higher angle
  • Extra athletic
  • Extra time to apply

So when you got here to me and stated, “I can not consider they’re higher than me! And I answered:

  • Your sound high quality could be very distracting
  • You have half as many episodes
  • They’ve a totally totally different area of interest
  • They’ve extra time to advertise their present
  • They’ve a price range to market your present and you do not
  • They haven’t any youngsters and you’ve got 5
  • They went to the Faculty of Podcasting and also you watched outdated YouTube Movies

Would not you have the ability to see why somebody may be getting extra downloads than you (and consider, there are extra methods to measure podcast success than downloads).

So until you need to element your podcast DON’T COMPARE YOUR SHOW TO OTHER PODCASTS.

Heli PR77D Microphone Shootout

Heil PR77D


The Heil PR77D is principally a Heil PR40 with a bass roll-off change, and one thing that may look very cool in any movies. It is available in black and purple and retails for $249 the place the Heil PR40 is $308. You’ll hear these with my mic preamp the DBX 286 $199 off through the shoot out.

In right now’s shootout I examine it to an

Electrovoice RE320 $299  

Audio Technica AT2005 $79,

Audio Technica BP40 $349,

Blue Yeti $129

The Heil PR77D has that conventional heat Heil Sound. Once I switched it voice mode (which cuts out frequencies under 120Hz) it appears just a little too clear for my voice). It comes with a pleasant black velvet bag to maintain it in. It is a very sturdy microphone, and I really like the retro look.

Of the microphones above, the one one I steer individuals away from is the Blue Yeti until you PROMISE to learn the guide, purchase an over-priced pop filter, and apply it to a growth arm. I personally use the Electrovoice RE320, however I favored the heat of all of the Heil Microphones and I have to play with it slightly extra to see how the proximity impact is (if it has extra bass if you get near it). The rear rejection appeared about nearly as good as the opposite microphones.

The place Will I Be?


Catch me talking at Podcast Motion July 23-26 in Philadelphia PA (and being inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Corridor of Fame )

I may even be talking at Podcast Midatlantic in September in Philadelphia PA

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