Podcast Movement Reflections with Matt Lovell

Today Dave talks about his insight from Podcast Movement and we are joined by Matt from www.mindingthegap.net who just published his first podcast (CONGRATS!). Dave met Matt at podcast movement and Matt said he was going to be in Cleveland and Dave said to look him up – and he did.


Insights from Advertising Session[2:00]

It doesn't matter what you are talking about as long as you have 10,000 downloads (they may think about you if you have 5,000 per episode).

10 to $15 per one thousand downloads (better known as CPM)

They are looking for female related podcasts to run advertisements

Make sure you are checking the email that you have setup to receive email inquiries. Todd Cochran from Blubrry.com is saying “We have potential sponsors” and Todd is not getting any response. Meanwhile people are always asking about how to get a sponsor (Hello????).

Dave have a CPM of over $50 when he was promoting his Fitbit on his Logical Weight Loss Podcast

More Reflections [10:00 ish].

You don't run a race looking sideways. – Chris Brogan

Quit copying each other

What didn't work in some sessions.

Matt reflects on the conference (20:00)

Garbled Skype Sounds[24:50]

Try to get a good solid recording level. Also turn off all things that use bandwidth so you computer can focus on skype and only skype. The calls us using the Zoom H5.

Troubleshooting your podcast begins with separating the different items involved in creating your sound and see if you can isolate them.

Thanks to barb from www.Sageclinician.com

Control Your Mental State [35:00]

When Dave first started his session he knew everyone in the room. At first this bummed him out. He explains how there were two ways to think about your presentation when the room was not completely full.

Being positive is a choice. It takes effort, and it may not be easy. Always deliver your best as you never know who is listening or watching

Dave may be more accessible than other podcasters

Dave talks about jumping up and down on the stage during his presentation.

Dave Starts ClevelandPodcasters.com [42:00]

Dave is using meetup.com to try to get together a group of Cleveland Podcasters if you are in the Northeast Ohio Podcaster come over and sign up.

During the show an Atlanta group decided to create a group.

Minding The Gap Podcast [45:30]

Matt's show will be a podcast documenting going from where you are to where you want to be. You can find him at www.mindingthegap.net

Matt talks about how he is traveling for his job now and its throwing a wrench into his production.

Now that Jim has a personal connection, Jim is more likely to listen to Matt's podcast.

Focus on CONTENT first. Then worry about the graphics, etc.

Dave went over 1 million downloads this week.


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Dave is at www.schoolofpodcasting.com

Jim is at www.theaverageguy.tv


Leave A Reply (2 comments so far)

  1. Stargate Pioneer
    3 years ago

    I fell a little behind listening to these since all of the Morning Announcement School Of Podcasting and Ask The Podcast Host podcasts re-downloaded and showed as “new” in my iTunes – so I re-listened to all of them that download starting with the school of podcast ones. (I think that’s because Dave’s web hosts cut him off a few months ago). Anyway, I just listened to this one a couple of days ago and heard Barb’s issue with her Zoom H5. I’ve used both an H5 and an H6 and ran into the same issue with both. It turns out that there is some sort of impedance mis-match between one electric device and another. There MAY be a ground loop issue as well but how I solved it was using one of these Direct Boxes whenever I send audio from one electric component to another (http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00172EAD8). I use it to “lift” the line noise created by connecting the two devices. Unfortunately Audio is NOT plug and play and these issues do happen from time to time. However, I am happy to report that since I’ve started using these direct boxes those garble/hiss/hum line noises are completely gone. I hope this helps and thank Dave for all that you do! I appreciate it!

  2. Dave Jackson
    3 years ago

    Thanks so much for the information. -Dave

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