06-17-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Branding, support, making your podcast searchable, release dates
Let’s see. Nope. There we go. Okay. We’re ready now.
look at the smiling faces on headshots and not real, except for beautiful Judith. There’s James everybody’s fake. I have to only speak for myself because you know, you got this and then you got.
Jen. It’s not, no, look, everybody live and up here. Well, so nice to see [00:02:00] you too. Christina. Selema Smith. Boy, we have some fun stuff to talk about today. So let’s get that. Let’s get this party started with some wins. I have, my signature pod has now branded and it’s not actually branded with any, but just color was pod have water bottle, but we didn’t get a big sticker for that.
Nice. Just noticed it. And I have my be happy shirt on today. Tears. Yeah. Tracy, stand up. It says be happy. So cool. I love that.
All right. So my wins are that I have shown up with some on-brand merchandise.
No, we have some, we have some more wins than that, but let’s get started. How’s everybody doing? And anybody want to jump in and go first Lindsey? Hi. Sure. I’ll go first. So my podcast is officially [00:03:00] up for like approval from apple. Um, it’s on Spotify now, just a little teaser episode. Um, and it looks adorable.
My little thumbnail is super adorable. So by all means show, I’m going to show you this thumbnail. Yes, not officially. I’m not officially sharing. Oh, I can show you my shopping spot. Yeah. I’m not officially sharing it yet because I want to wait until it’s up on apple so I can get people to like actually follow otherwise, unless I’m wrong.
I don’t see the point in telling people that it’s on Spotify. If they can’t follow on iTunes. I think you’re you’re. I mean, you want to make sure it’s on apple because it says feed is such a, it’s an aggregate to some of the other podcast directories. And so, so your instinct is right on that, but oh, no, I can’t.
I can’t share my screen with you. So what I can do, Tori can, uh, oh, you mean you don’t change that? Yeah. Tori can give you share privileges. Okay, perfect. [00:04:00] Yay. Here it is. Oh, what a fun picture of you? Is it big enough? Yeah. All right. Cool. So cute. So yeah, that’s my I’m up. I am like how a podcast. Oh my gosh.
Well, that is a huge celebration. And congratulations. Thank you. Go ahead and put the Spotify link in the chat if you will, because we’ll Def we’ll check it out even before it gets, um, fish officially on apple. Okay. I’ll do that now. I’ll put it in right now. Thanks everyone, Lindsay. That’s great. I love it.
I love everything about it. Immediately felt good. Oh good. Yay. It’s such a good reflection of your positive energy. It just, I agree with Judah. You can really feel it. Oh, wonderful. Thank you. And you’re kind of on brand showing up today with your hands. I am. And I’m trying to think what my shirt says. I think it says be the love again, which is [00:05:00] like pretty, it’s not like the radical connector, but it is.
Yeah on brand for me as a person. I have Lindsay, I have a question if I may. I see, I’m sorry. So, um, from a marketing standpoint, for if I loved everything, it was really good reaction, but what is the radical connector to a work less play more so that’s, that’s me, that’s me and my business. Um, and so how people know me, so that.
Keep going well. W what is your business throughout? I don’t know. So I’m, I’m a business strategist. Um, but a lot of what I do is about connecting people like to themselves and facilitating radical self-acceptance, you know, like really connecting to them and then building our business from that place.
And then how do we connect you to your business? How do we connect your business to the world? And so it’s really about the connections we have [00:06:00] within, and then outwardly as well. Um, so a part of the podcast, because it’s, it’s work less, play more. Which is, which is really shifting people out of this idea of having to, having to give everything over to their business and instead use their business as a tool to build their life that they want not consume them.
And so I’m bringing in different entrepreneurs. Again, it’s a way of connecting more people to other ways, like other perspectives, other ways of doing business, other ways of, of viewing life. Um, I get, I do a lot of introductions. Like I do a lot of connecting with people and I swear, I mean, at least once a week, someone says to me these exact words, you really are the radical connector.
Like, like weekly. It’s hilarious. It’s like on cue. So does that explain a little bit? Yes. It kind of has nothing to do with it, but it’s me, it’s my brand. And so I wanted to make sure to put it kind of put it in there. Yeah. Cool. Cool. All right. Well, congratulations. That’s what a great way to start off our [00:07:00] call today.
So who else would like to share. When I’m not sharing, but I’m saying wrong. I’m not sharing because I actually have something in the works, but you know, you don’t want to talk about something long. So you’re appending. When I have a pending, when that will be discussed at a later date, what’s pretty excited.
And now I’m just going to have to call you after
I’m in the same boat. I have a couple of pending wins, one of which four, one of which I have questions. So let me know when we’re at that part. All right. Pending wins is a new addition to, I love it. Okay, great. Love the pending. When Christina says, okay, you have a microphone now I’ve had one. Actually I just don’t use it.
[00:08:00] It’s not, I was just checking. Connected to zones. We record in Riverside. So it’s set up to do Riverside, but I don’t use it when I’m on zoom because it’s Italy. Um, my way is not totally podcast related, but it is, is I have been struggling the last few years with this feeling at 42. What do I want to be when I grow up?
Um, of like, okay, I know that I am going to be shifting into another career. Not necessarily. I think I was up in the air as to what field, but then I wasn’t going to do on-call work in my later years that doesn’t feel doable. And we are looking at moving back up north to tribal communities, but, uh, not my community, but one of the adjacent communities that has a language immersion school.
So my son can be fluent in our language. First work up there would not [00:09:00] actually be something I think that I could sustainably do professionally. So long story short, really sitting with what do I want to be when I grew up. And we were really hoping to be able to build the online component of our business because I could do that from anywhere.
Right. But it just was feeling really heavy and really sticky and really hot, hard. And we wanted to do the podcast. And part of the podcast was a majority of the podcast was just, we want to do this project. And a piece of it was like, okay, well, we could advertise the online stuff with this podcast. But it meant that the podcast always felt like we had to figure out how much of this is work.
How much of this is true to just the pad tasks? How do we not make it feel gross that we’re promoting work with the podcast? It was just, it was all very sticky. And I think what has shaken out for me in the last couple of months with a lot of movement now, after feeling very stuck with the podcast and also just stuck in [00:10:00] life is that I’m totally switching gears.
And what that means for the podcast is it gets to live on its own and breathe on its own and become what it’s going to be without being tied to work. And I’m super excited about that. Um, and I think that I’m glad that we haven’t actually launched yet. We’re recording, we’ve recorded. I don’t know, six or seven, um, different interviews with folks.
So we are in the recording, but we haven’t launched yet. And I appreciate that. Cause I think. I just appreciate the clarity and the clear kind of like, okay, there’s a clear direction here that we get to launch with. And I appreciate that. So that feels like a big win. Um, after I think professionally feeling stuck for quite a while, and then the pandemic health, very sticky and yeah, I like slow and it feels like there’s some flux.
[00:11:00] There’s like some unsteadiness that is happening and feeling that freedom in kind of getting some clarity and getting moving. Man. If I use this phrase on a call earlier, I’ve made I’m certainly, I probably used it on one of these calls before where I used the word, um, manifestation turbulence, where things kind of get a little Rocky before they get clear.
And one of the reasons that I adopted that phrase was based on the person who, and in a lot of ways, I attach that to fear. Although I’m not hearing any fear in what you’re saying, but I just wanted to walk the story all the way through, which is when the pilot who is actually credited with breaking the sound barrier, broke the sound barrier.
Right. But he was not the first person to get up to the sound barrier in the plane to cross the sound barrier. He was just the first person who crossed it. There were multiple. Pilots who flew to the sound bear and the plane. Apparently I’ve not actually [00:12:00] experienced this myself, but the plane, apparently when you get to that place in the soundbar, it gets extremely shaky and causes a, um, a lot of turbulence.
And so the majority of people up to that point, everybody up to that point when they experienced that turbulence turned around before breaking the sound barrier. And so that’s why I call it manifestation turbulence, because you have to be the pilot in that plane that breaks that breaks through to the other side.
And doesn’t turn your plane around cause you’re can be right there. And that fear can because of the way that it feels and how, um, how fearful that that scenario can create for you, whether it’s psychological or real, um, can keep you to keep you from going through right when you’re about to break through.
So congratulations on breaking through your manifestation turbulence. Yeah. I mean, that’s a great analogy. I feel like I’ve been in that turbulent place for a few years [00:13:00] now. And this switch, I think, because I’m able to name it a little bit. I have just had a beautiful, um, there’s been a lot of fantastic people and energy that has shown up saying, heck yeah, we are here for you.
Let’s teach you about this. Connect you with this person. Yeah. The radical connection. I’ve had a few people do a lot of radical connecting and I, yeah, there’s a little bit of kick myself in the ass, but I didn’t figure this out 10 years ago. And I don’t know that I could have made that shift 10 years ago.
So I see a lot of heads nodding before we move on to Sandy. Jean, does anyone want to share any feedback?
Should take a lot of time. Stuff takes a long time to materialize. You can be on your right path, you could be making decisions, um, uh, that nurture you and you know, where you [00:14:00] want to go kind of, and you just don’t know when it’s going to materialize, which is why authenticity true to yourself. You know, never stopped trying all those cliches, I think are really important because we ultimately get to where we need to be.
And we know it when it happens. And I think the other thing that I’d like to piggyback on what you said Leah was having, once you get that clarity within yourself. And I always think that clarity includes head, heart and gut, because sometimes things can feel really clear in our head, but if our guts twisting while we’re thinking about it, not so clear.
And so once you have that fully complete clarity head, heart, and. Then people do start showing up. It is the most amazing thing. It’s just like you crack open this little shred of light or this little window of light of clarity. And then it just lets in all of this positive, good force. And then another thing that I always like this comes back from working with so many [00:15:00] startups over the years.
The other thing that hesitancy to happen when, when you get to this place is the universe will also put you to a tent. So something could happen where you have so much clarity and you’re like, I am a hundred percent on this. And then this situation or person or something that gets put in your path to test you as to your level of commitment, to this clarity.
So be prepared for that as well. I’ll never forget telling somebody that. Where they, they were like, yeah, yeah, no, I can’t imagine that that would happen. And then like a week later, they, when we were doing a session, they were like, I mean, you’re just not even really going to believe this. And I’m thinking, yeah, kind of do this because they were like either made an offer to do something else.
That was a completely different, it was just something that tested their commitment to the path. And then the third day, um, is that you might have a really big urge to [00:16:00] organize or clean out something that seems to be part of this clarity process too. Like once you get, so whether it’s a drawer or your purse or your closet, just go with it because it opens more space.
So those are, those are some just tidbits from my entrepreneur startup, but they apply here as well. Cause you know, we are all, we’re all starting something that’s for sure would say. Um, let’s say, and Lindsay says also getting comfortable with waiting until the path forward is clear. It’s hard not to feel pressured to keep pushing forward and wait.
Yes. And also I, will he go ahead and you Lindsay, he’s going to say thing about the testing. I call those old me aftershocks. So it’s like, that stuff was all in the works, but I’ve since leveled up. And so like old things come up, these old opportunities that you’re saying are testing you. Right. I call those aftershocks.
Cause they were already in the works, but I’ve leveled up. They no longer serve me. So I have to say no, even though in the past, I might’ve said yes, but it’s like, no, I’m ready for [00:17:00] something bigger or better or different. Right. So I always just think it’s a kind of neat to look at as aftershocks. They might come and you might be tempted, but that’s not who you are anymore.
So you can just let that opportunity go. Love it. Love it so much. Good stuff this morning. Okay, Sandy, you’ve been so patient.
I would say not patient because this all ties in because I have three quickies. Um, but this all ties in and Tracy, I want to say that everything you just said is super, super helpful for me. First of all, Leah, I feel like once you get direction, um, like head heart gut, that becomes your filter. So it is easier to go, oh no, that sounds super fun.
Or that sounds super distracting, but it doesn’t go through this filter now and you can make those decisions. Well, I think Lindsay, that goes with the theme that you were saying too. And Tracy, thank you for the warning about the universe. Still testing you because I am like, yay. And I do forget that the verse does still try and throw a couple of hurdles your way.
Um, and I [00:18:00] will get less distracted and discouraged because I heard you say that. So thank you. Um, and it is funny because the urge to purge has come with this clarity, cause I’m like, okay, great. Now I know what I don’t need. And these other things that I’ve been saving for my podcast and for other things, it’s like, oh, I don’t need those now.
Yay. I can donate those things or move those things forward to people who will use them. So thank you for all of your words of wisdom, Tracy. Um, I have three quick ones clarity, um, an idea that came up here and then also, um, Jen and her paper. So thank you for Jen for, for permission to use that. Um, first for clarity, I don’t remember who suggested using this book, which I was embarrassed at the time to say, um, I bought that about six months ago and I still haven’t used it and it comes with an online course.
So this isn’t an advert. It’s just to say the $24 investment that I thought I was making a time. I finally, I think used and it is super helpful. Um, and it has helped me narrow down to, I highly recommend. [00:19:00] Doing the accompanying online course, uh, because it comes with a whole post-it note process that helps you narrow down to your actual seasons and topics and events, which is important for me because I am over stimulated and I want to do 18 different topics.
And now I’ve figured out here’s what you need to focus on. These are other topics. If they pop up, you can do a separate episode or a mini episode. But, um, so now I have a focus written, a big Sharpie to help penetrate my brain. So thank you. Uh, that was helpful. So again, I don’t know who to give credit to, but somebody had mentioned that and I was like I said, sheepish to say that I had bought it and I finally put it to good use this weekend, but for the people, for the people that are listening and not watching, I just want to say Sandy is referencing the podcast planner, which is a resource that was shared on this call while back.
And so if you’re listening and not watching. Um, that is what she is referencing in a podcast. Keep going. Yeah. The author is Addy [00:20:00] Sussito SAU C E D E O or D. Oh, sorry. Pardon me? Um, but I found it very helpful and yes, there are a lot of forms, but that’s who I am. I like to write things down and that helps me.
Um, but I found it very useful. Uh, the second thing quickie was an idea that had come up, uh, because my podcast is an entertainment podcast based on a Downton Abbey, the idea that you could come up, um, for everyone to discuss whether to have a separate voice for an intro and an outro, which sparked my idea.
I was like, oh, I have a friend in London. Maybe he would do a professional, British sounding, intro and outro. And I made a point to get in touch and reconnect with him. Cause he’s a dear friend. So we zoomed over the weekend and I asked him and he said, yes. So I will have, now that official texture environment.
To add to season two, which I’m excited about. Oh, that’s so good. Are you going to play it for us when you get it then? Cause I was how sweet of you. I would be delighted. He’s a, he’s a good sport. He’s uh, he’s lovely. So Topo will be the [00:21:00] official voice of Downton blabby, uh, which means it breaks it up and it’s not all my voice.
Um, plus it just sets a good tone for a British entertainment podcasts. Uh, and then thirdly, um, Jen, you were wonderful when you shared that you use a paper calendar because I feel like a Luddite and like totally 20th century. Like, is it really okay to write things down at a calendar? And that has been a huge turning point for me and my official, I printed it up.
I have a Downton blabby binder now and I have written things on it. So thank you for that. I know it sounds a bit silly, but I need permission to do things my own way and that it’s not the wrong way. So those are my victories denial moving. With this momentum and hope to relaunch a damn podcast. I mean, I can feel it coming.
It’s definitely on its way. There’s no doubt. All right. Well, I’m going to pause for a second to introduce a new [00:22:00] face that I’m so excited to see on our next call. Um, I’d like to welcome Lynn harden. She is about to launch a mazing podcast and I’m going to let her tell you all about that. She, a producer pied test is, um, the proud production partner of this podcast.
And Amy RNs has been in myself. I’ve been working with Lynn, so welcome and tell us about you and tell us about happy teacher, happy life. Thank you. I’m so grateful. Finally able to jump in and have the space for it. And it’s because we launched this Tuesday, the PO gay, the podcast is called a happy teacher, happy life.
Um, I’m an elementary school principal. Who’s retiring officially this Friday with, uh, 23 years in education. And my heart called me to continue to support and help teachers who are [00:23:00] overwhelmed and feel like that school, um, takes over their life. And I’m going to teach them some simple processes to find the things that get our, get back to the things that make them happy.
And, um, there’s four sections of it and it’s, um, simple solutions, which is a lot of thought work and, uh, attached to actual apps or. Tangible products that they can use to support this thought work and then book reviews, um, books that I read or, um, that, yeah, I’m going to only review things I’m interested in and to share with them.
And, um, I there’s two other sections, but I’m just kind of drawing a blank. Maybe Amy can help me to remember there’s four sections and I’m going to be, um, every other week. And I’m very honored. Yeah, that one, [00:24:00] the most important one is the, the heart of journaling and art journaling, and how to, um, put pencil to paper.
There’s something about pencil to paper and or paintbrush to paper that is a key to happiness because you’re present when you’re doing it. So I’m going to be talking, um, about that and gosh, the most important one, I forgot. So probably because I haven’t journaled this morning anyway. Thanks for letting me be a part of your community.
Yeah. Well welcome. You’re going to love this group. It’s a, it’s a lot of really positive support and energy, but also, you know, outside of motivation, inspiration, we talk about a lot of tactical things too, to help you grow your show and keep your momentum as a podcaster. And as a creator, we’re excited.
You’re here. That’s a win for me that you’re here. We always start with our wins. Is that all right? [00:25:00] Who else would like to share Jen? I just want to give a shout out to Tommy. So a few weeks ago, I asked you guys to, um, call into my Google phone number and just leave like a gen ism or something. If you’ve listened to my podcast or something for my a hundred episodes.
So Tommy, thank you. Thank you for your voicemail. I really appreciate it. Um, and there’s still time. I was excited to do it. I love your podcast. You’re doing a great job, but I could do it. Yeah. I was going to say too, for everybody, I’ll throw the number in the chat, but feel free to leave a voicemail and plug your own show.
Be like, hi, I’m so-and-so from and plug your show. Why the hell not pardon my French. Can I say that? Um, we can let that one slide, um, but I’ll give you guys the phone number, but I really appreciate it. And then when we’re ready for questions. [00:26:00] Okay. Um, one thing I did want to mention, um, Lynn, one of the, I knew that you’re not necessarily doing, I happen to know this because of being your production partner, that you don’t actually have guests that you’re have, um, interviewing guests right now.
But as you expand and want to do that, you have such a great opportunity to connect with some of these wonderful people on this call to provide like, um, uh, Jen has salad with a side of fries around wellness and nutrition, and then James does these beautiful guided meditation. So even if you weren’t to necessarily do a Q and a, um, in terms of the traditional interview and James does these beautiful guided meditations and on our call last week, if you guys weren’t on the call, he is offered to go on some of our podcasts and do one of those guided meditations for our shares.
And I am definitely taking him up on that offer for journey to there. And I just, that kind of popped in my head. Something that you might want to think of for one of your [00:27:00] episodes in the future.
Yes. Okay. So what Tommy, since you get, since you got such a nice shout out and we haven’t heard from you in a week, so sorry, I tried to log on and my computer just, wasn’t letting these, and now I’m on an iPad. I’m having trouble with the chat. So anyway, it’s good to be here. Um, I did want to say, I finally recorded a trailer, which was like massive for me at Sandy.
Like everything you’re saying everything down to the podcast planner, which I came across about four or five months ago and took some screenshots of and was thinking, should I order it? You know? So, cause she has, uh, has some stuff on YouTube anyway. Uh, so I still relate and I’m so sad that I missed the beginning.
Cause it sounded like everything up my alley. So I’ll go back and watch the recording, but um, it’s, it was good to just at least get that done. And Tracy like. I don’t know what you said [00:28:00] before I got on, but that whole thing of like, you do it and you think you’ve figured it out. And then something comes around and kind of, it’s like the big wave in the ocean that turns you upside down.
You finally figured out how to surf, but, um, I got some amazing feedback, um, and input at the Q and a on Tuesday that was really helpful, but it also kind of, you know, I’ve taken a couple of days to process it. It was relating to my name, the name of my podcast. And I guess I don’t want to take too much time with it, but the question I would have it’s.
So my podcast is called, um, TV musings with a tagline of, on autism in life. Um, and the feedback that I got was that if you really want people in the autism community to find your podcast, you may want the word autism to be more prominent in the name. Um, and, and people were throwing out. Some ideas were very supportive.
Um, and so one of the things that kind of stuck with me as a name I liked, um, Uh, mom’s musings on autism in life, [00:29:00] but it’s a long, so I guess my, my short question is I, you know, when I look at podcasts, they’re one word, three words, you know, I mean, they’re usually like something that people can kind of grab hold of fast.
I don’t know how to infuse the feeling of it and include keywords, um, while still keeping it easy to read and remember, and so forth. So I know that’s more of a question. So I guess my update is, Hey, I recorded something and I’m really excited if anyone has any suggestions about how to get a little tutoring in garage band.
Cause the tutorials never touch on exactly what I need. So, uh, that would also be helpful to me down the road. Well, thank you for sharing that. Congratulations on recording a trailer because that way, how about if you just did musings on autism? And lies, like just this dropped it and [00:30:00] started with the musings.
Are, did you want to keep the personal aspect of your, your initials and the mom piece of it? Um, I certainly could. I think that what was coming up, um, yeah, what was coming up was that I, I was having some reservations because it can be a little confusing as to whether I’m saying I’m autistic, whether I’m, you know, that sort of a thing.
Um, But I will, I will kick that around because I don’t know that you can ever be a hundred percent clear, you know, in your name. I was always, probably going to be, someone’s going to have to read your description to, you know, maybe get a full understanding of what the podcast is. Certainly there’s many podcasts where the name doesn’t tell me anything about, and I have to go into the description.
Right. But it isn’t a critical piece. We’ve, we’ve shared on this call before, but I never, never mend re reiterating that the only way to be found in search on apple is by the title of your show. Right? Right. [00:31:00] So you could do, um, a mom’s musing are, uh, VR or AR, and then you could be a podcast about autism and life.
And so the tagline in the apple description, I mean, yes, that’s very long, but the, he would use that in the pie and that apple podcast title, but then in your graphics, you don’t have to necessarily have to have this. Title in that link. So that’s something that I’ve shared with before with some of our clients that we’ve ended up.
The one that I always site so frequently is about the interior design podcast, because the name of their show is inside design. It’s how it’s branded. It’s how, it’s what they open with. That’s what they close with. But when we adjusted the title and apple to interior design, a podcast about interior design, then within three days, they were up in the rankings in like the top 10 or something like that.
[00:32:00] So, um, so that is a strategy that you can use within the platform where you put the name in the platform. As long as you’re not too keyword heavy, if you’re too keyword heavy, they know what you’re doing. And doesn’t sound like journey to they’re exploring the intersection between personal and business growth.
That’s a very long title. However, if you look at the graphics of my podcast, it just says journey to there. And, uh, but I get personal growth and business growth in my title in terms of journey to there and an intersection between personal and business growth, because that helps be found in those two categories, which are important to me.
So as you’re, as you’re thinking through what to name it, and I certainly suggest come back next week with more ideas, we’ll think about it with you and for you because when you land on it, you’re gonna, um, you’re going to have that hell yes. Feeling. And I want you to feel that, you know, and, and, and I [00:33:00] also, as much as I love.
These opportunities to provide feedback and share feedback to, you know, what you know, and if TB musings is what you want to name your show, you’re so vulnerable in this period of time as creation right now, really sit with yourself and, and take me back in, but also really pay attention to how you’re feeling about that feedback.
Because just because someone makes a suggestion or tell or makes or gives you an opportunity to see things from a different perspective doesn’t mean that that’s right for you. So, as I also want to say that too, there’s nothing wrong with TB musings. We just want to make sure you get that autism and wife connectivity and the title for search and for X.
Right. I guess I was a little unclear is the difference between when. In the actual title or whether it’s cause, or whether it’s a tagline. I mean, if autism is in there, why is that less [00:34:00] searchable? You know, like if it says TV, musings on autism in life, and I consider TV musings kind of the main name, but on autism and life is actually in the graphics.
And there, um, would that, would you consider that still to be a pretty searchable part of the name different than inside design? I mean, you don’t, you know, you’re not even having the TB musings and then you’re, and then you’re also saying, um, autism and like the only challenge I would find with that is that people may not remember the TB part because it doesn’t connect directly back to them.
So, um, and then, um, Tori, it looks like she was doing a quick little research and says, um, A mom’s music, because I think she could leave it. Open-ended to have guests who may have the same life struggles, but maybe could include other disabilities. So that’s a great point, Tory as [00:35:00] well. Um, at that she was going to say something about research.
That’s where I mentioned that because I hadn’t read it all the way through before I read it. But anything mom’s musings or if you, sorry, Tracy, like the TB, like a, someone’s going to tell someone else the name of the podcast and someone’s like TB, wait, TV, no TB spelled out little letter, well spelled out or written or just the letters.
Like if I think about what I want people to do and sharing it. Yeah. That’s interesting things that might make it harder because again, like Tracy said, when you go to search, if you’re not exactly right, it doesn’t show up. Right. If you’re hitting the wrong letter. Of course. Yeah. No, that makes sense. In the show description as well.
The other thing to keep in mind though, is that searchable by title and author tags. So that’s the TB a nickname or cause we had, um, when Judith was, we rebranding, she had [00:36:00] several things that were listed as Judy versus Judith. And then when we make shift to Judith, she saw an immediate increase when we, um, I mean, it’s just my initials.
It’s not that I go by that. It was, it was my way of saying this. My musings. I’m not speaking for all. Moms are all autistic people. This is sort of my context to the words of non-speaking autistic people in my experience, um, as a family, as a mother. And so rather than putting my name out on the podcast, which, you know, people I don’t have that I didn’t see a benefit just pulling, putting my name.
I don’t know. It was something that I just had played with for a long time. And I guess I liked it, but I hear what you’re saying. It’s important to have that perspective from somebody who would be looking for it that doesn’t know who I am and doesn’t know what my initials are. And, um, and so it kind of, for me, it personalized it a little and there were other podcasts out there that talked about using and things like [00:37:00] that.
And so I felt like it, it personalized it a little bit more without me putting my full name on there. That was just where it went.
Why don’t you want to use your name? Just, I guess I did it. I don’t know. I didn’t feel that it added something as far as in the cover of it, you know, like I, it’s not that I’m hiding my name or that I wouldn’t put it in maybe in the description or in other places, but, um, I, I was trying to keep the artwork and the actual visual, um, just as simple as possible.
But TB is your initial are your initials, your name, and if TB is confusing and Tammy is. I kind of am on Tammy is cause it’s Tommy. So the other problems with my name, it is a difficult name in some ways. So that’s the other thing, but, um, yeah, so I hear what you’re saying [00:38:00] and a little bit of manifestation turbulence, which is what about at the beginning, I’m giving you an example of one,
you know, I applaud you for being open for the feedback and I applaud you for bringing it to an exploring the conversation to another level. And I would just really sit quietly with some of the points that you’ve been in feedback that you’ve been given. And, and, and then just kind of just be like, and maybe practice opening and closing the podcast a couple of times when you’re driving around by yourself, you know, and just like, think of just practice, like saying it out loud, What it physically feels like is incredibly important because if it doesn’t physically feel right, as you’re saying it out loud, even if it’s just in the car to yourself or in your closet or in the shower or whatever I’m telling you, it’s energetically, what you bring to the mic is because of primarily podcasts, being an audio platform, [00:39:00] that energy has got to be right for you before it will be right for anybody else.
So just practice, practice a couple of different scenarios, Jen, sorry, I just have to say this cause it’s coming up. And so one of the things that you said is that it’s about giving voice to these two, you know, a lot of kids who maybe are non-verbal. And so I sorta thought giving voice could be an incredible theme or title or something.
And then I think, you know, in the way you described it, You talk about how your, um, kind of creating space for having these conversations and shorts prompted by your, um, experiences, but it’s not necessarily the be all end all. And at that point, maybe the title could lend itself more toward the space that you’re [00:40:00] creating versus being about you.
If what you’re doing, am I making sense? Yeah, it’s making sense. I think, I mean, I, I, all of that, it all makes sense and it’s very difficult to encapsulate all of that in the title, as you all know, because everyone’s had to come up with their title. Right. Um, I, I totally get that. And I’ve played with so much of that.
At one point, my tagline was raising autistic voices. I, um, You know, there’ve been many
Don deal. You know what, if you know me, you know that when I get chills from head to toe, that that usually means I’m on to something chilled across my whole body, raising autistic voices and
things in the shared description. Um, oh my God. If it makes any difference, I got chills too, and I heard it.
[00:41:00] You mean as the actual site? That was my dad. And you’re saying, I guess the actual title of yeah. Yes. I mean, because it felt, um, you’re going to understand. So I started to listen to one of your, yes, Tracy, that the one about the highly sensitive person, which is I’m 150% NHSP. Um, and so I will dive deep, deep, deep into what every single most important to me is what autistic people think.
And, um, so I’m a little hung up sort of in the area of never wanting to step on their toes, be presumptuous that, you know, why do I need you to raise my voice? You know, all that kind of stuff. So I know this is being recorded. So I hope I’m not going to sound horrible to people. I’m really trying to look at those perspectives and be very, a hundred percent respectful that, you know, I mean, it’s about empowering autistic people and, um, you know, so anyway, between raising from a parental perspective and then raised exactly, [00:42:00] I wouldn’t give it another minute thought and I’m willing to put my voice out there, Tommy, that my brain went where your brain went working within populations of folks that aren’t the primary there is concern about.
Like, are you there to empower those voices or are you there to provide a platform for them to empower themselves and the possible paternalistic kind of implications? Yeah. All of that. It’s so complicated. Not seeing that. I think it’s bad or wrong, or it’s not the right choice. But I am saying that is where my brain went.
In your shoes. That’s what I would be considering as well. It’s a beautiful play on things. When you understand you as a mom and maybe even if you had several children, so that voices could be you talking about first and foremost, your children. [00:43:00] Yeah. I think they’re all great points and drive around in the car.
Talk about it in the shower, just like practice a couple of different scenarios and just feel, feel what feels right to you. I really appreciate it.
Um, so Jen had a question. I think Sandy has a question I want to make sure we get to everybody. And Diana has a question, so let’s jump in Jen. Okay. Okay. So it’s all these voicemails and this crazy hundredth episode, that’s going to be an editing nightmare. So I actually have someone who offered to edit it for me.
If I pay. You know, like the order and the segments and kind of plan it out, he’ll do the tedious part. Um, although to me it’s all, whatever, um, whatever. But, so how long, so there’s like the idea that we had was like voicemail play a segment from the episode they [00:44:00] reference, how long should those segments be?
Like the clip from the episode. And then do I need to say, like, I figured I would record an intro, you know, just like so excited. Thank you. Like featuring all of you on this week’s episode, kind of a thing. Um, but do you want, I need to say anything in between, is it totally fine to go voicemail, clip, voicemail, clip.
Do I need audio effects? Like what. Well, we did our best of episode, which I think is similar to what you’re saying. Like we, we did, and this is when I still had a cohost. We did an intro together about what to be expecting on the episode, and then we let it slow with, let the clip kind of speak for themselves.
And, um, and then, uh, so that’s one way to do it. I mean, I think you can have as much creative fun with this as, as you want. Um, [00:45:00] and I don’t think you really need to limit it to your regular length either because people know it’s a special episode. So I think that, uh, you, you really have so many options.
There’s no, there’s no wrong way to do this. But you, I mean, if you have an editor and they, and you have a really good like stinger, sorta transition sound effect, if you wanted to do that, if you want to do applause sound effects of people, clapping, um, celebration noises of champagnes popping, I mean, you get to have a lot of fun with it, but it’s really like the whole point of course, is that you’re getting this whole celebration factor in.
And, um, so that’s my opinion. I’ve heard it done so many different ways. And I think really your, this, this episode is not necessarily for your new list that you had to getting your new listeners, that you will, it’s really as a gratitude gesture for, for the people that have been with you through all of these hundred.
And so it’s really for them. So [00:46:00] celebrating them with this content is, is the beautiful part. Anybody else want to share?
I’m stumped everyone. Let’s not forget chewing sounds and sounds of eating dinner thing that has to do with food. What paper on wrapping? You better write down that number and
the number. I already know what I’m going to say. I’m going to call
right. We talked about the divorce diet on my podcast. Yeah. Stress being okay. Awesome.
Sure. I was just thinking if I heard correctly for apple podcasts, the name of my down [00:47:00] Abbey podcast is called Downton. Blabby two words, short and sweet. Cute. If you look at it funny, if you hear. But is it coming up? If people are searching for Downton Abbey, I’ve done some searches and it’s not necessarily awesomely discoverable.
Um, do you suggest updating the name of my podcast to Downton blabby colon a Downton Abbey fan podcast. I do an apple. Yeah. In the platforms you don’t necessarily, again, you don’t have to change your graphics. You don’t have to change your intro or your outro or anything like that, but just make sure wherever your podcast is hosted in the show settings and change it in the name and the share settings.
I we’ll do that immediately. And then that’s also reiterating to what we talked about about in your show description. He’s make sure you use like the names of the characters and the names of the actors that play those characters and using like the name of the city and all of that. So you’re covering all the bases of what [00:48:00] people would be searching for.
Cool. Thank you. Yeah, definitely. Uh, I actually liked that advice you just gave her. Cause it pertains to me about putting in the actors names or the full names and the characters full names. So thank you for saying that. Um, so I actually had a, a win this week that ties into a question. I was able to record two podcasts this week with two guest podcast hosts that are friends of wine, which I was really excited about.
And one of the friends is who I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, who also stepped in. Um, and so she came back cause we finished out our series that we are covering. I also had another friend who was my original podcast. Co-hosts. Who had podcasted with me for the very first 33 [00:49:00] episodes. She came back and did a guest podcast, cohost co-hosting with me.
And we did a it on the movie in the Heights that just came out last week. So my question is I normally put out biweekly podcasts on Tuesday. So that is when my podcast on the regular show, uh, that just had the finale that we recorded this week. That will go out next Tuesday. The other episode that we just did in the Heights, I don’t know if I should keep it for that Tuesday also, but I was also thinking about releasing.
Tomorrow ahead of the weekend because it’s currently out, but I don’t know if that’s wrong to put it out on a day. That is not your [00:50:00] normal podcasting release date. Great question. This is like a question that we haven’t ever gotten before and I love it. Um, so the, so there’s so much greatness and consistency of releases and releasing on the same day of every week, but you’re in the entertainment business is same as like, if you were in the tech business or the news business with breaking news.
And there are, um, I would absolutely take advantage of the fact that you have this fully produced episode, that’s timely and it’s attached to movies and you can, um, you could do a couple of things in your platform. There’s opportunity to mark things as a bonus episode. Um, so which is what I would do in this case, because it is coming off on an off day.
So you don’t want your consent. Subscribers too. Um, and the, your followers to think that you’ve changed your day. So in the title of the episode, um, put like special edition, [00:51:00] you just said it breaking news, that’s that’s relevant with what she’s doing. You said it right, right. Or something that maybe even more like a more film term, like, um, cause don’t most movies come out on Friday, so I’m featured release or something
like entertainment term that goes with the fact that it’s going out on Friday. And I would say utilize that anytime you have the opportunity to do an episode, that’s focused on a feature and released or special feature feature feature delete. Yeah. So I think you just opened yourself up to themed podcast.
And then when, when you code it on the back end as, um, bonus episodes, It’ll show up in the, in order, in your feed in the same way, but it’ll show to your listeners and subscribers. Oh, this is like a, an, a special bonus episode. But then to, to Judy’s point, like, um, like in the, in the [00:52:00] title itself, call it, like, if you’re going to name, you know, Friday, Fridays feature release, Fridays feature.
W I S because of the pandemic, I haven’t gone to the movies in so long. I’m so excited. It’s going to put the actual name of the title of the movie in I’m just saying like featured release, colon the Heights. Okay. Something like that. Yeah. You definitely want the Heights. And also don’t forget, now that you’re experimenting with all these new co-hosts, don’t forget that every episode that you have a different color has to put their name in the author tag as well when you release it.
Yes. Okay. Yes, I am. And I just a quick, second follow up question, but I could talk with somebody about this afterwards. Is anybody record with another person? Um, with them not remotely, like in person, like [00:53:00] in person? I oh, okay. So I’ll, I’ll connect with you after this, because my question was, I’ll tell you here, but we can discuss it more later.
Was that okay? So I was using the blue Yeti when we first started and that’s how we were doing it together. Um, when COVID hit, I just I’m like this picks up too much noise. I don’t like it. So I bought the Samsung Q2 S two, whatever the name of that Samson, uh, microphone is. So I’ve been using that. So, and I’ve been recording remotely, um, with Brooke, my co-host all this time and it’s been fine because we’re recording remotely.
But now I had the, these guests co-hosts actually came here to record with me and I just had trouble using two mikes, trying to figure out my software, how to do tracks. And so I just wanted information. Oh [00:54:00] yeah. I’ve seen that. I have seen that, but it does cost like 200 and something. So, well, it costs 300 and something, but it’s worth every cent because it’s four tracks.
And you can adjust each track. It’s so easy. You put it between you and your guest and it really filters out sound. Uh, so yeah, I use the Scarlet to I, to Tracy’s probably like, yeah, so I use the Scarlet
I have, but I don’t know what I’m doing with it. So use it to USB into your computer, open your recording software and connect. Like, I mean, we can look at your software. I don’t know what you use, but on mine I connect one track to one microphone, the other track to the other microphone and then, okay.
Cause I was using a Udacity and I was just having issues. And then [00:55:00] one of the microphones didn’t sound like it was picking like their wavelengths were really small and mine was large and probably was picking her up in your room. And I CA I was having trouble. The gain had to be really high and I’ve read that the gain cannot be that high.
And so I was just struggling. I think one of the things that, so you already owned focused eye to eye to focus, right? It was actually my son’s on and he let me borrow it. So I had it. So what’s likely happening is the blue Yeti as a USB might not using the blue Yeti at all. Okay. So you’re using one minus.
No, I am now using two Mike’s the Samsung and, and my son’s road. He has a robot. Okay. Yeah. That’s great. Mike, that’s your, son’s got some good equipment
and he’s got that’s right. So, so then they both should have XLR, [00:56:00] not yours. So I think that’s, what’s probably happened. So you’ve got, you’ve got good solid mix. You’ve got the audio interface box. There’s just something that’s not like to Jen’s point. There’s something that’s not connecting. So yes, that’s my exact issue.
So, um, okay. Googling it. So are you, are you on a laptop? I mean, obviously you’re using a laptop. Okay. Wasn’t sure if I was missing an additional connection, I saw that there was this, I saw some, um, YouTube where they connected the there’s a little K on the back of that Scarlet. And I didn’t know what that was for.
And I saw somebody should be as easy as both Mike XLRs into the Scarlet, the Scarlet USB into your computer. And then when you go to your audio settings, like when you, before you start recording, change your input and your output to both reflect the Scarlet. Good to go. Yeah, I did off, I don’t [00:57:00] know what it was.
I can hear them, but the wave lengths were just really different and they sounded just a little bit lower and I was probably have both of them connecting to the same microphone and Scarlet. So rather than one microphone for each track,
When you go onto and we can look at your, whatever we can do screen share or something and look at. Okay. That would be awesome. You’ve been so helpful, Jen, just, everybody has the best ambassador. I love her.
Okay. So we have two minutes left and before I have my homework to give you, which we don’t normally have homework, but I have some homework for you this week. Um, does anybody have anything else they’d like to share? Comment, question. I guess I just had that question about like, if, um, I’ve kind of got the basics of garage [00:58:00] band, but there are things that I’m not quite figuring out that I’m not finding as I dig through tutorials.
How do you guys recommend, is there usually just call a friend mean, is it Tammy or Tommy? It’s Tom. Tommy. I love it. So I probably have people that I know that could help you. Um, do you want to just shoot me off an email and I will see if I know someone who can, you can just hop on a call and help you.
Yeah, that’d be awesome. Thank you. Cool. Um, yeah. Yeah. I put my email in the thing. I’ll do it again. Um, also start over there again. Just email me. I probably know. I have a little bit just be like here, so yeah, totally. I’d make a 10 year old son also, but I think just a little live tutorial might be helpful, but thank you.
Yes, I will write your email. Thank you. Yes. Radical connectors. Thank you for that. And also [00:59:00] not to underestimate the Xi podcast, Facebook group for questions too, because they are really, really, really helpful in that way. And of course the pod have Facebook or whatever you’re going to get on the space.
Facebook is right here on this call, but the point is, would be helpful too. Okay. So huge, big speaking of breaking news, huge, huge, huge, huge, huge, huge breaking news. Spotify launched their edition of clubhouse today and that’s pretty big. And, um, April. So it is, as you know, social audio is what the clubhouse is called.
Um, it’s special audio platform versus just on demand platform. Um, Spotify launched it. It’s called green room. So you want to go, my phone fell while we were doing this. So one [01:00:00] second, I had it all ready and pulled up for you. Um, so you want to go on there, it’s already available for Android and apple say, you want to go to your app store or wherever you download your apps, search Spotify green.
And this is your homework, Spotify green room. And they’re recommending that you use your name, but then they also gave you a, when you start to fill it out. So you download the Spotify greenroom app, use your name as the username, but they also give you a place to put in the name of your podcast. You can connect your Twitter account and your YouTube account to.
You can provide an email address so that if you choose to have your audio clips recorded, they will automatically email you the clips. You can create a room. Um, I created a room for pod has, but, um, somehow it didn’t say so, you know, it’s, they’re, [01:01:00] they’re having glitches. Um, this, this morning I already have 13 hours, which, I mean, when I say I did it this morning, I mean like the hour before this call.
So I really only did this like two hours ago. And, um, and then, and I haven’t the, I created the rim because I wanted that experience to share with you. Although it didn’t say if, so I’ve got to go back and do that again, but you can name the room with a 50 character count. So you could use that longer name that you use for your show settings.
If you wanted to create a rim on your podcast, like, um, like Tommy, for example, or downtown Blab, maybe you have 50 characters for your name. And it also lets you choose audiences so that when you go live in your room, um, it will send notifications to the audiences that you, um, that you have tagged. And it’s, it’s very, it’s very exciting.
I mean, um, I was hoping to get to this before your bond dropped out presented, she’s been a huge clubhouse user. [01:02:00] So it’s going to be interesting to see what impact this has, if it, um, enhances both platforms, uh, up levels, one over the other. I don’t know. Um, but I feel really strongly about Spotify as a investment in podcasting up to this point, they’ve done some amazing things.
Um, so I just w I encourage you to claim your name and claim your room. If you want to create a room. Um, and then also one other big announcement is that, can I ask Yvonne that or we, can we continue with Spotify or do we have to sign up for a different account? No, you can continue. You can continue with your existing spot.
Yes. Now what I noticed about continuing with my Spotify counts, so initially I put Tracy to forge as my username, and then when it connected to my Spotify account, which is also apparently connected to my Facebook account, it changed [01:03:00] my username to Tracy long to forge because on Facebook and I have my maiden name because for friends, like, you know, like literally real friends who knew me has changed to make it by me.
So I noticed that it updated my username to Tracy on the forge, which I didn’t want to keep. So I went back and edited back to Tracy to forge. So just pay attention to that because it did automatically change my user. Um, so I just encourage, like, go check it out, play with it, um, you know, and, and check it out and do it and see what, how it goes.
And I’ll let you know between now and next week. Anything that I’ve learned is that play with it over the next week, but it just launched today. So you have such a great opportunity to claim your name, your brand, and, um, and do that while it’s people are just jumping on board. And then secondly, next week on the 22nd of June, um, Facebook will officially launch their podcasts and audio clip opportunity to [01:04:00] be able to share audio clips.
And you can add your podcast to your fan page. So if you don’t have a fan page under your name and or your podcast name, go ahead and create a page under your Facebook account and claim your podcast on Facebook. Another distribution platform. Has anyone heard of, or anyone else been contacted by Adia?
Okay. We should talk about this in another one. I can’t decide if it’s a giant headache or worth it. I have heard about it, but I don’t know much about it, but I have also. Okay. You know, I’m always one to say they skate where the puck is, where you have the energy and the bandwidth. And for me, like, I, I feel like Spotify is a really good fit because they just are going gangbusters in so many different areas.
Not that I’m in any way, minimizing clubhouse, they get has gotten a [01:05:00] lot of traction, but I have seen some articles as recently as, uh, in Forbes. Uh, not so long ago, maybe like within the last two weeks at the most about how the, uh, engagement on clubhouses dropped off significantly, which is what I really wanted to ask Yvonne about Sunday.
She’s had such good luck with the side balance, but, um, like MP stands and things like that. So is anyone else going through. Set up of green room stuck there too. It’s not going past that. It’s not going past it. Okay. Yeah, we do log in with our, our Spotify account and then recreate. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Well, I, well, I mean, I’ve kind of already forgotten what I did because what I found it to be really easy, but so I, I downloaded the app and then I did everything through the app.
And then, so, but I mean, I clicked a couple of those. Like you got to choose a couple of things like in entertainment and news, so that’s where it got stuck. And then I quit the program. Now I just went back to it and it seems like I’m now in [01:06:00] it. There’s a lot of people here for starting. Yeah. They were like 55,000 people already last about an hour ago.
And, um, but I mean, 55,000 and a platform that Spotify launched today, there’s going to be 550 million people. I mean, this thing is not going to go back. And then, um, the, uh, so we’re where it stuck for me right now is on create a room like it. I created one and then it didn’t save. And then I went back to creative and minutes that I had one and went to search for it and it’s not in there.
And so then I went back and now it’s just frozen on, create a room. So I was going to do that after this call, but I’m so excited about it. I just wanted you to know, and I wanted you to be the first to the party. So when’s the last time you got to jump on a platform with less than a hundred thousand people.
We never, where do you add now? I’m having technical things. Where do you add your podcast? It’s um, it comes under your profile. Like if you look at edit profile, oh, it’s not showing that it, well, it let me [01:07:00] do it when I very first. Started when I very first downloaded the app and started selling it out, but you could skip it or you could add them, but I don’t, I don’t see it on the profile now in terms of when I go to edit it, but keep them on.
Okay. So it is brand new. Today is their first day. They probably have too many people having conversations like we’re having right now. So be patient with it. Don’t give up. Um, but yeah, go get, go claim your space on the green in the green room on Spotify and start playing around with it. And I look forward to hearing people’s experiences next week and we’re, we’re, we’re a little overtime, so I’m going to let you go, but, um, thanks as always for your just wonderful energy support and inspiration and see you next week.
Thanks. That’s great to see everyone now. All our heads are in our phones.