07-01-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Self-care tips, maximizing LinkedIn, and terms and agreements
Thursday, which means. [00:01:00] Yay. Um, Tracy, because I have no skills whatsoever. How do I get my podcast name next to my human name?
Yeah. Right. And that she can tell you that. And by the way, you have lots of skills. It’s just that technology. Is that your strongest one? Let’s make sure that’s for freaking sure. Exactly. Have lots of skills. Technology does not, might not.
Welcome everybody get a full house today. So fine. Had a great conversation last week that I have, we can pick up in some ways this week, but let’s start with, let’s start checking where today, since we have such a full house, just one word, check in and then we’ll do, um, [00:02:00] and then we’ll do some when he would like to start with their check-in word.
Judah. My check word is Jen everybody’s checking word should be Jen. He’s my little hero. And we’ll get to that later, but suffice it to say she’s my little hero. Well, Jan, what’s your check-in word?
Cloud nine. Wow. A great start. Okay. Anybody else like to share?
Contemplate of contemplating contemplating. Um, mine is trust. That’s powerful. Anyone else? Charlotte?
Delighted. Delighted. [00:03:00] I love that. That’s such a positive word, Jane.
I hear lots of technical difficulties, but love being here that your check-in. Where does your here I am present? Yes. Happy to be here. Yes. Thank you for having me. Thank you. Yeah, it’s always Amy Charlotte energizes my word energize loved that. I’m trying to figure it out, how to make it one word. It’s really next level.
Next level. That’s a good, take two words. If it’s next level shoot jam.
Um, I’m feeling excited because we are in the process of, uh, kind of revamping the pod high social media. We’re trying to be more active. [00:04:00] Um, obviously, if any of you follow our social media, we’ve been a little inactive. We’ve been a little off the grid for awhile, but we’re good. Build it back from the ground up, but I’m pretty excited.
I’m preparing some stuff. Um, and just before we go on with our, so the meeting, a lot of you have said some very, very nice things, um, in previous calls about pod hive. And we would like to honor that. So if you wouldn’t mind sending me a headshot and some cover art, if you don’t have covers, that’s fine. I know that some of us are still in the process, but if you would send me a headshot and cover, um, that would be fantastic.
So I can, uh, honor you respectively on the account and we’re gonna put, I’m gonna put it tori.com in the chat. Um, yeah, so just, this is kind of running into our wins. Um, so Ellen, Matt check-in word is like, uh, what is mine? Um, I’m just [00:05:00] so I’m so excited. So like more so than usual, just because we have. So many great things going on within this group and within I’m pretty sure podcast, and we’re doing a lot of really fun things.
And in one of the things that Troy was mentioning is re re well, our podcast, social media has always been active, but Tori as community manager now for pod habits, really. So getting on that in one of that means permitting you guys, writing your podcasts, permitting your participation. Um, anything that we would use as we’ve talked about before, anything that we would use in terms of anything that came directly off of this call, we would have you approve and advance and nothing would be posted without you proving that in advance, if it’s the use of your voice, but if we’re permitting your shell, then we would just be, you know, running the share back.
We’ll be doing that, uh, renting your shares and, uh, and really having some fun stuff ahead. Pod habit as it grows over the next few months. Um, [00:06:00] so that is definitely, um, I’m just excited. We’ve expanded our team again this month and everything’s just kind of, can it be more exciting? Um, so the excitement, that’s my word.
So let’s do some wins cause Judah you’ve gotten mess. You’ve got my curiosity, upstate. I have to have to ask you to get in first with your win. If your word is Jan, what’s your win. I am so honored that Jen, you’re going to say what it is. I’m not, I am so honored that Jen contacted me last night about something.
I just felt very special. Jen, I felt really, truly special and I’m going to concede my time to you now. It’s so cute. Thank you. So I was on the morning news show of KCRG. In Sacramento. Um, so I reached out to Judith because I was like, you’re in [00:07:00] California. Do you get this station? Um, but it was a short segment.
Did what we could in three minutes. Um, but it was awesome. Now I’m trying to get the recording so Tracy, we can put it on the way. Okay. So the deal is, Jen did a phenomenal job without a doubt. She Heron makeup were exquisite. Of course. So that was the first thing. She had a slogan that she gave out, which is perfect for an interview like that.
The, uh, interview are adored the name of her podcast, ISO I’m going to steal and do a takeoff called pastry and a side of fries because you’re so successful. I thought, well, I’ll do something different and I’ll go anti health. Um, but now it was like you were coached your life. It was perfect. And I was so happy to see you.
Thank you, you so much. So I posted a couple pictures on social media of it. I’m trying to get a recording of it. [00:08:00] Um, but, and then also thank you to Charlotte for, you know, a call last week, just talking through sort of my hundredth episode. Business and podcasting and all the things and Sandy, Amy, James, um, everybody, you know, Tommy left me a message before, but you know, everybody who left me messages, I just so appreciate it.
So thank you guys. Yes. And this is the true spirit of collaboration in this grip is always amazing. It’s just even more printed that’s. Um, that is just again, so exciting my word. Um, okay. Who else has a win that they would like to share? Or if you’re new to the group, please feel free to introduce yourself as well.
Cause I think I may see a new face, which is great. I have a winner. Yay. I was, I wasn’t able to join last week because, um, I have this leadership meeting that is like once a month and it collides with this [00:09:00] one and I’d already skipped two of the leadership meetings. And I felt like I needed to show up because that wasn’t really a good example of leadership.
So I had to miss last week, but my win is I celebrated 200 episodes of my podcast last year,
weeks. That’s 200 weeks. That just blows my mind to think about it. Um, I was excited about that and I intentionally, I had to put it on my calendar because my, my personality would just let it go by that’s. Oh, that’s great. And like keep going, but I’ve put it on my calendar a long time ago so that I would have, like one of my virtual assistants start thinking in advance, like, what are we going to do to celebrate?
And, you know, you can blink in that time, goes by if you don’t celebrate your own milestones. So by celebrating intentionally like planning the time to pause and reflect, and I did like several posts and talked about a lot throughout the week, people were just overwhelmed, pouring into and CAG jumping the [00:10:00] bandwagon with me on the whole celebration thing last week.
And, um, it’s just, it’s really been great. I guess my biggest thing to everybody is. Celebrate your milestones. Cause I did that. I kind of looked back into like over the, um, like an Instagram have like a little bit in the stories on my podcast, I celebrated 100 episodes. I celebrated like two years of podcasting.
Like you can’t miss the milestones because it’s more for you, but it also adds your own kind of social proof over time. But yeah, it’s a lot of talk into 200 episodes. Yeah. That is such a Testament to tenacity. That’s such a Testament to consistency. All of the things that have evolved for you over the last 200 episodes in the portion of that time that we’ve gotten today, he’s really wonderful things like commencement address and all the beautiful things that have come out of this podcast for you.
And I’m really just thrilled that you brought that to our attention to celebrate so, and what a motivation for all of them. New podcasters that are just launching 200 [00:11:00] episodes can feel incredibly daunting and overwhelming, but it’s just one episode at a time that ultimately adds up to that milestone say, or whether you’re at your first episode or your 200 episode, or like Jen, your hundredth episode.
Yes. Celebrate those milestones because a lot of work and energy, blood, sweat, and tears goes into every single one of those podcasts episode and say, yay. Um, I have a question for you Charlotte, over the course of 200 episodes. What is the one thing that you would say that you’ve seen change the most, maybe in the industry and maybe how does, how has that equated maybe to your podcast process?
Cause that’s a, that’s a lot, that’s a good window of time that this industry has grown rapidly during the time that you’ve produced 200 episodes. Yeah, that’s a great question too. Um, probably two things. Um, the it’s much more [00:12:00] podcasts are much more of a common term. Now I remember having to explain to people what it meant to subscribe or what to, how to follow a, where to find the podcast.
And it was just like a couple of, like, it was like apple, which was iTunes at the time. And, you know, and now we’ve got all these apps. Like, I didn’t even know my podcast was in some of these apps and, you know, over time it just come, they just, they find you and so forth. So, um, it’s just, there’s less to have to explain to people about what it means and where it is.
Um, and then the ease of being able to just, you know, get the episodes out, um, and, and have some consistency is just, it’s much easier to be consistent now, still a lot of work, but it’s just easier to be consistent now than it was before. So, um, you know, those are like two things that stand out. I’d like to add something though, because you were talking about collaboration and listening to Judith and Jan, that’s a huge deal, like having this [00:13:00] group.
Um, I didn’t know other podcasters when I started and I went to a coach a long time to do and I started doing it. So one of the things I love about this group is just having a community where you can talk about, you know, podcasting and, and having conversations. I love sitting down with Jen last week and, and just kind of talking about where we are and strategy.
And I did that with Judith awhile back. So just like actually taking some of these conversations offline and, and, and meeting with people. But, um, you know, another thing is, I clearly remember episode one. I remember recording it. I remember it’s painful. Um, and I want, I like hide it, but I refuse to do it.
Everyone can access it, but I remember the first 20 or so episodes. And I listen, I it’s hard to listen to now. Cause I hear all the stuff that was that I messed up. But, um, Like hands down. I don’t know. We’re getting long winded here, but one of the things I went to pet Finland to learn how to podcast.
Okay. Everyone knows who pat Flynn is. And I remember being in a training with this webinar or [00:14:00] whatever it was, and I didn’t have my picture. It was just my name, Dr. Huntley. And I had a question about something and he called me out and he was like, well, Dr. Huntley. And he assumed I was a man. And I just let his assumption be okay since he was going to chew me out.
And I actually decided I’m going to sit down and like, write him a letter, maybe in explain this. But he said, I’m so in it. He’s so super nice. So in his very nice, super way, he’s like saying basically you’re just afraid to get started. I was like afraid of anything, but really, and truly, I was afraid I had all these excuses.
I’m not ready. I don’t have the mic. I don’t have the thing. So. I th that challenged me to just, just, just start. And I people say this all the time, but I wholeheartedly believe this. I promise you this is truth. As soon as I started, my biggest regret was that I waited too long. I, that was the first thing I said once I got started, my biggest regret was I wish I had done this sooner.
Like I literally, I just wish I had done it sooner. [00:15:00] For what it’s worth, you know, that’s just my sharing after, you know, all this time, I, I committed to a year, good, bad or ugly. I was going to do a whole year of podcasting and just wait and then analyze after a year and decide if I was going to do anymore.
But I just started it and I’ve committed to a year and I was going to figure it out in real time. And I was working and I had a, I don’t even know I had a full-time job and, you know, just all the things going on, but, um, I just figured a schedule and pattern and made it work. And when I figured it a little system, I just kept doing it.
And then I didn’t even revisit it for a while. I just kinda got on autopilot and just produce them. But, um, that’s, that’s my, my big, my big, um, Um, kind of lesson to share or whatever, it’s just, now that I’m celebrating 200, I’m really proud to say 200 consecutive weeks, because that was like the one thing I was very consistent.
Now, granted, some of those episodes got published at 11:00 PM on the day of two on that Tuesday, but I got them out every single Tuesday and I was just proud of being consistent. And I learned a lot in the [00:16:00] process and I didn’t even update my fancy mic until like this year, but I mean, and I have no regrets for starting.
The only regret is that I just waited and I didn’t do it sooner. Um, so many powerful, wonderful nuggets in there, and we really appreciate you being vulnerable and sharing that because it is when you’re at number one or pray, number one to think about 200 just feels like that’s just not even possible, but you just really break it down in a way that it makes it possible and attainable and positive.
I love, I love what you said about my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. I think I, I think that resonates with a lot of people said, okay, well, we can just stop now. No, I’m just kidding after that. What else is there now? Um, who else would like to share when James? Oh, you muted? [00:17:00] Can I just make a quick comment for Charlotte?
Just to, if I can be captain obvious, you know, when she started the people in eighth grade and have graduated high school, um, that’s amazing. And the, and the seniors in high school have graduated college 200 D doesn’t even put it in perspective. Wow. Yeah. Oh, wow. Yeah. I didn’t even think about that. Yeah.
That just really kicked it up because my daughter had just started college and my daughter just graduated college. Wow. I didn’t even think about it that way. Yeah. She started college when I started the podcast. It’s like a full life inside of life. So those people, your fans have been there. So wow. Think of all the life journeys that they’ve gone on with you and you just found, even that that’s fascinating to me about podcasting is we have no idea of the ripple effects that we’re making, because we can’t physically [00:18:00] see that audience like we would, if they were sitting in that arena or that theater or that stadium.
So, wow. Thanks, James. That is not captain audio. That is just like, that is surreal to think about. All right. Kay. Who else would like to share.
And then say it to your next. Um, I want to celebrate because I launched on Tuesday.
Wow. And I could not have done it without, um, produce your broadcast with Tracy and Amy and Jenny. There is no way because I’ve, I had a little, little something, something on Buzzsprout a teacher like, and I, um, I couldn’t keep up with it. [00:19:00] I needed a community. I needed the collaboration. I needed the, um, the group to come up with the messaging and the, just everything about it.
And, uh, it, I couldn’t I’m I have. I’m a super visual learners. Super. Maybe I have some auditory processing. Maybe I don’t want to be, I want to be positive, but I’m super visual. So working with Tracy and Amy, it was just, I had to trust the process. I had to trust it because I couldn’t see it. I could, oh, I could just couldn’t see it.
And then when it all came together and it launched is like, oh my God, this is beautiful. It was just, it just surpassed any expectation. What it would would be, and I’m very proud and very happy, and I just need you to see it. And [00:20:00] so trust is my word because I’m trusting the process, but also, um, trusting the knowing that, um, that I have, that, that I have it.
I have a tendency in the past to look to the outside world and for, for the validation and whatever their stories are. It’s like, oh, that becomes my story. And, um, I’m a mindset coach. So it’s probably, I could, what’s a good that I caught that, but I just have to trust that it’s in to out that I do have a knowing I do have something to share.
I do have the ability to help teachers and help in education. And, um, I just have to. Get quiet, pause, stop, and, and, and trust that knowing and continue to share it. Um, I am excited, but I’m [00:21:00] also, it’s, it’s one. So I’m also still, I wouldn’t be, but you know, there’s fear. There’s fear. I think that’s just normal, you know, and I, because my family, I got butt hurt.
My family. Didn’t listen to my episodes. Listened. And my first episode was my story, not my husband, not one of my kids, Amy, listen to, uh, I just, I have to let that go. Well, first of all, thank you Lynn, for all those amazing compliments, I’m pretty sure podcast in our team. And that is as a business owner.
That just makes me happy beyond belief. But just as, as your peer and your friend and getting to know you through the process, it was amazing for us to see the beauty come out of it as well. And really, to me, that is reflection of the beauty that you have inside and outside. And so I [00:22:00] just think, you know, we were the catalyst, but you were the creator, it was all you coming out.
Um, so, and I’d like to comment on what you said about your family, because this is a lesson that I learned as a. Woman entrepreneur, and then working with thousands of women entrepreneurs startup than I had. I just want to say, and it’s not exclusive just to female entrepreneurs for sure. But for whatever reason, we have a tendency to think that our biggest support is going to come from our immediate circle.
Either our, our family, our immediate family, our circle of friends. And what often ends up happening is that we do get, if we can get disappointed because we, we’re not getting that. Like we thought that we would. And so it’s not an unusual thing to happen. And so that’s why I do love groups. Like we’ve created in this amazing community because sometimes that, that encouragement and that support has to come from outside of our network.
It doesn’t always come from [00:23:00] within it. And sometimes that can happen as a result of feeling protective or of you, or, um, sometimes people. Can be intimidating in some cases that sometimes people can just not even literally understand the why and when they can’t understand the why, then they can’t offer the support that sometimes we really feel like we need, or we crave from our inner circle.
So it’s always good to prepare yourself for that. It’s B it’s a nice habit. It’s a great to have when you do get that support from your husband or your spouse or your family, but also understanding that sometimes they just don’t rise up in the way that we’re hoping, but then other people do. And we realize that we, we can get that from other sources.
So I’m really glad that you shared that because it’s, it’s something that it’s an expectation sometimes that can fall flat, especially when you’re so excited about what it is that you’re doing. Like you were saying, you’re sharing your [00:24:00] story. Jacqueline put in the chat, my hubby falls asleep on any performance.
my mother-in-laws listens to my podcast, but my husband doesn’t say I not really sure. My mother-in-law’s motives are pure, but Hey, it’s a download
there. You have it in my face is bright red.
Can I just follow up really quick and say to Lynn that I’ve been changing my word? Cause I didn’t see you at first when we were doing the words to prowl and for me, it was a very, it’s been a prideful experience to work with you. It was my first real experience with the whole podcast game and I’m loving it and you were very much.
The inspiration for that, because you were so open and so trusting and so willing to, to let us guide you. And your first episode is [00:25:00] amazing and you do have a really powerful story. And I went out for dinner last night with some friends, cause I pulled it up yesterday on Spotify and I immediately walked in and I made all my friends open up their phones and look at the cover art.
I was showing them and telling them about how it worked, what I do, and then they were proud. So that made me proud. So good for you. I’m excited about what’s to come as an, I will say that it is happy teacher, happy life, but being a mindset coach and the thing. Lynn shares. It’s really applicable to all of us where we have envisioned for Lynn, and she’s going to claim the space of happy life, the gurus.
So she’s going to be the next chicken soup for the soul. So it’s going to be starting with happy teacher, happy life, but who knows where it’s going to get it from there. So, all right. So Sandy, your win. I feel like we have thunderstorms rolling through right now. So if we lose power, [00:26:00] I have battery backup, but it was just like, so if I keep looking up it’s cause I see lightning outside the window, so, oh, I should have changed my check-in word to discovery instead of you’re allowed, I guess I have two discovery points.
Um, my name is Sandy. I host a Downton Abbey fan podcast called Downton blabby and I have two discovery points. Uh, Tracy. Hello? With the first one, because apple is changing their set up and just life in general. Um, people are going to find my podcast more if I put Downton Abbey itself, somewhere in the title.
So based on Tracy’s suggestion, I did tweak my title to Downton blabby colon, a Downton Abbey fan podcast. Um, and I changed, um, Facebook, yada yada, yada. So, um, that can’t hurt, you know, so cause I do think that more people will find it based on that little tweak. Um, and the other thing is that [00:27:00] thankfully, um, Downton Abbey is a bit more relevant now that a movie sequel has been announced, it will be released December 22nd.
So on June 22nd on all my doubt and blabby socials, I posted crazy excited countdown, six months till we get to see the cul you know, who else is excited. And by the way, you can enjoy season one at this little link here. And it was interesting to see on LinkedIn. I got the appropriate interaction by a fellow professional.
Thanks to Cheryl. Who’s usually on the call, um, for saying how exciting for you. So that was in the professional world. So I liked that interaction. Really? No, nothing on Facebook. Uh, Twitter, really not much of anything on Instagram where I post usually once a month because it’s Downton Abbey, moms, and may, and here’s a picture of them and Downton, Abbey, deads and June, here’s a picture of them.
It may be gets 50 likes and I have a whole 129 followers. It’s okay. I’m ramping back up. So on June 22nd on [00:28:00] Instagram, I posted how great is it hashtag down? FBCs, you know, the film is coming out in six months and I checked and I like an hour later and I had, you know, maybe 35 likes and I was like, okay, cool.
That’s par for the course, rock on just trying to stay alive and let people know. I checked it later and I had a hundred more likes and I was like, well, how cool is that? Yay. I checked it last night. Right now I have 991 likes on that and 50 comments. And that shows me for as much as I show up here every week for accountability.
And I’ve got my British friend, Paul, who’s going to be the official voice. And that’s sort of making me accountable. Cause I’ve got to get that script to him and get it going. It was like, oh, there is an appetite for it. And people are finding it and they do want it to talk about the characters. And so thank you for the encouragement and making the point of discovery.
And however, that’s relevant to your individual podcast, finding whether it’s hashtags or tweaking your descriptions to make you [00:29:00] more discoverable. So people find you cause it’s, as we know everybody and their brother has a podcast now. Um, but so Tracy, those tips were very helpful and thanks for all the encouragement so far and now, and I have noticed, I keep getting discovered and downloaded based on my, you know, Springer statistics.
So I’m a fool, just like Charlotte’s. I’m going to regret not doing it and have it done. So Dennis, Dennis, better than perfect. And you did it and I mean, 900 likes and 50 comments when your average is like, you know, not even like less than a third, that’s such a great Testament to your audiences right. For this.
And it’s, it’s, it’s go town and thanks to Tori for, cause I noticed pod hive was one of the new followers that I had. So thank you.
Love it. Okay. So many [00:30:00] great when’s how are you doing today? We need some Lindsey energy. I’m good. I’m good. I’m a little distracted as a busy day. Um, I’m great. Uh, I have no new updates waiting for iTunes to approve. Um, my podcast manager is editing and doing show notes and it’s amazing. Um, I have to do some homework on my end to get ready, uh, behind the scenes.
So I’m just trying to watch Loki episode three, everybody. That’s all I’m trying to do. It’s just not going to happen till the weekend. So I got too much work. Um, but no, I think things are good. Um, I, you know, I can, I can feel my, I can feel, uh, ease starting to come in, um, who was saying, uh, Charlotte, there was talking about like, let’s see what the original episodes.
And I did the math with like 200 episodes. That’s like four years. Like I was like, I, my brain is breaking and, and I already feel like the first episodes I was recording. I don’t want to [00:31:00] listen to like already, I’m like, Ooh, cringing. Right? Like my first one, I talked way too much, way too much. I talked, um, not enough time for my guests to talk.
So I’m already just like getting better and more comfortable with it. And I’m like, why am I talking? So high pitched, bring it down Lindsey. So like I’m cringing. So I’m getting there. I’m getting there. Um, I think I’ve got seven interviews under my belt so far. I’ve got a bunch more scheduled for this month and I’m just this walking, the path friends I’m waiting to get officially launched and that’s, that’s me love it.
Okay, great, great share. And would anybody else like to share, um, how’s it going with you, Diane? Hi. I’m good. Thank you. I joined late, but I’m glad I’m here. So, um, yeah, everything’s going really well. Um, I did record a episode earlier this week and I did connect with my podcast co-host because I told you, I wasn’t sure [00:32:00] how, um, she was feeling about our relationship and our podcast and everything, but we did have a, a little bit of a conversation and she’s she did tell me she will be resigning as co-hosts.
So she did give me that, but it’s not for awhile. It’s not until our show, the walking dead ends and that’s still some time away, but she wanted to prepare me, which is good because now I know that it’s clarified. So, um, I think that was a really good conversation that we had. So, and what a great new beginning for you and with a lot of opportunities for you time-wise to prepare.
And then if you wanted to ultimately, you know, think about rebranding or what does that next chapter look like for you as a podcast or like that’s really exciting. Yeah, it is. It is, it is a scary, but also exciting. So I’m sure as [00:33:00] time goes on, I’ll be here saying, okay, what do I do now? You know, how do I do this?
So, um, yeah. I just love being here with everybody here. Everybody’s stories. Um, just Sandy was inspiring me by what she was saying and making my wheels turn with things that she was, um, saying about Instagram and just the wording and, and hashtag so, um, yeah, so that’s great. Sounds fantastic. How about any way I forgot something actually happened in my life in the past week.
Okay. Extra, extra, read all about it, like seriously. So I get this email from somebody named Carlos from pod status and he told me in the last 30 days, um, my ranking on apple is I’m 59 in Tunisia. [00:34:00] I’m 69 in Spain. I mean, Tunisia, seriously, Spain. I’m 136 in Ireland and 141 in New Zealand. I totally forgot about that.
Well, you’re global. You’re the international
of course it was in Tunisia. I mean, I don’t even know what language they speak there. That’s very funny. Yeah. Well, you know what, you’re making an impact. That’s all that matters. Right.
Um, does anybody have any specific questions that they want to bring forth? And I’ll say Tommy, I’d love to hear an update from you if you’ve given any more consideration to where you are last week, where you are today in terms of the name of your show. And if you haven’t, that’s okay to you. I just wanted to you.
Yeah, sure. I’d love to touch base first. I wanted to say to Lynn, um, there are a lot of things that you [00:35:00] said that I really appreciated. I know sometimes we just share, I think it speaks to what you say a lot at Tracy, which is sometimes we’re just sharing our own experience and we really have no idea how it strikes chords with different people.
There’s always a chance we could strike a negative chord as well, which is what I always worry about. But a lot of times we can strike an important chord that that is very helpful for someone. I tend to be someone who, um, I feel like I should breath everything and do it myself. And, uh, you know, with podcasting, there’s like kind of a big, you know, I stayed up all night, edited my podcast, you know, like it’s just, there’s the whole like kind of comradery around how hard it is, you know?
And, um, I certainly am putting a lot of time and energy into trying to get my, um, kind of vision and content. Right. But I have asked someone, I have, um, enlisted the support of someone to help me a bit with the editing and the tech part and just sort of getting it out there. And I struggle a little with, with feeling, um, you know, like, well, are [00:36:00] you really, you know, you really doing this, you know, that kind of thing.
And so I just, it was nice to hear how much you just really enjoyed that and allowing yourself to. Take that support and not only just say, okay, I’ll take it, but like really just embrace it and collaborate and produce something you could be so excited about and proud of. And so thank you for sharing that.
It really actually was very meaningful for me. Um, and so, uh, and how cool that it’s out. I, I was looking for it on iTunes that I I’m the, my apple. Is it, is it under happy teacher? Happy life? Is that what it is or? Okay, I’ll try it again. I didn’t see it. Um, okay. So as far as my name, the name of the podcast, I have given it a lot of thought and I, I, um, where I am right now and I’m sitting with it is, um, a title of autism possibilities and a tagline of, so it’d be autism possibilities, [00:37:00] uh, mom’s musings.
So, um, it sort of encompasses the space that I want to create of. Um, yeah, I have pretty strong opinions, but it, my main goal really is to create a space that’s open and welcoming and helps people to kind of encourage curiosity about their loved ones. Um, the people they support. Uh, and I also wanted it to be clear that it was coming from my perspective, from a mom’s perspective, that it wasn’t someone who was autistic creating the podcast.
Um, so I felt that at a glimpse that would, um, That would provide the fact that it’s about primarily going to be about autism. Um, the word possibilities to me, uh, shows that it’s, it’s an idea of, of really trying to think outside the box with autism and kind of stretch beyond what is currently the paradigm.
Um, and a mom’s musings brings in that. It’s a mom and it continues my, my love of the word musings. [00:38:00] So that’s where I’m at with it at the moment. Um, I’m open to feedback and, you know, I, I, I tend to fall, you know, I’ll go into tumble weeds with it and all sorts of things, but, um, I think honestly, I think what I need to do is probably start to record.
Cause I try like to come up with the name and do my trailer and I thought maybe I just need to do an episode or two first and actually create that real. I do episodes in my head all the time. I did at least two this morning, but just don’t record them. So, um, I kind of, I related a lot to what you said last week, Sandy, when you said I have so many ideas and so much content in my mind, um, that it’s difficult to sort it out and figure out how I want to kind of create that through line.
At least in the beginning, I feel like after, you know, six to 10 episodes or whatever you create that foundation, I feel like I can kind of jump around more, but I really [00:39:00] want to create a, a bit of a three-line for the, the beginnings of the episodes. So I feel like maybe if I just start to record them, um, I may land more solidly, uh, on my feet.
The name that, like you said, Tracy, kind of just in my bones, says, yes, this is the one, you know? Um, but I do really like that name. I’ve, I’ve done some searches. I don’t really see it, um, in that format. Like I don’t see autism possibilities as such, um, in book titles or websites or, you know, I mean, those words are in there, but, um, I believe it’s still available as a domain and, you know, Instagram and so forth.
Not that that was my top priority, but once I sort of started to fall in love with it, I started to just search around a little bit. So anyway, that’s where it stands. So that’s great. I mean, you’ve made a lot of progress, but I think the most importantly, like you’ve made a lot of passes and clarity within your spirit in your head and like your competence level.
As you’re sharing today versus like [00:40:00] the last few weeks, like you’re really starting to stand in your own confidence of this product and this process and this podcast. And I think it’s really noticed why and see some other people’s heads nodding as well. So it’s not just observing that in a fake, that is part of the process.
There’s so much that we talk about in terms of this formatic aspects of the logistics of actually creating the podcast, which are all very important. But if the energy is not right, when you step up to that microphone, then that’s really going to be the biggest barrier to overcome. And I can really see that evolving in you and in this throughout your participation.
And I love autism possibilities. I think you brought up some good points that I want to share. Um, well, first of all, I’ve never heard anybody say this before, but I’m probably never gonna forget it. I loved it so much that I’ve recorded so many episodes in my head. Like I did an episode this morning in my head and I mean, I don’t think there’s any [00:41:00] podcasts are out there that can say that like, That whole process of going into from your head to the mic, the audio file like that.
I don’t know. I love that you said I recorded an episode in my head. It was morning. And, um, once do you actually do take that episode out of your head and actually get that into a recording. You’re really going to feel the power of that shift and how that feels, because it’s going to come out of your head into the space and then it’s going to free up even more creative space.
But that next episode, that you’re caught up in your head. And so, I mean, you’re really in a good slide right now. And I just hope that you’re honoring that even though, you know, like we were talking about with milestones, like what you just shared is a milestone. And I just have that. You can recognize that and really appreciate it.
And even if you don’t actually record. Literal episode that was in your head this morning. I hope you’ll take some time maybe after this call and just make notes and bullet points of how [00:42:00] great it sounded in your head and what you were saying so that it can be the outline for an episode, a future episode recording.
So thank you. Second thing that I wanted to piggyback on, what you were saying is that you mentioned that domain, and this is gonna, I’ll say, um, piggyback with you Sandy in your questions. Um, I’m gonna circle back to your question on the Facebook, but I’m going to, um, answer your question around show notes in conjunction with what I’m going to talk about with the website.
So one of the things that, um, you mentioned is that the podcasts that, that the web domain is available, and I highly encourage you to, even if you ultimately don’t use that name, um, if it’s within your budget to go ahead and grab that domain on GoDaddy or whatever platform that it is that you’re using, that not only do autism possibilities, but also claim [00:43:00] autism possibilities, podcast.com.
So by both domains, if that’s the direction that you think you’re going to lean into, because, and I’ve shared this story with our clients before, but, and I may have shared it on here. So if I have, um, bear with me as I share it again. So we started working last fall. We started working with a client. Hi cast is called the balance sheet when we very first started working with them.
And our process is usually around a 60 day window. We started working with them. There were no other. Named beyond the balance sheet. Um, we always recommend, like we did, um, she bought beyond the balance sheet that she bought beyond the balance sheet podcast.com. And within that 60 day window before we were actually launching to the public, when we stick here, um, apple approval, there were two other podcasts have launched within that 60 day window Kim.
And this has never happened to us before. It hasn’t [00:44:00] happened since never happened before to podcast launch with the name beyond the balance sheet, not a fun phone call for me to make when I discovered that. Um, but at the same time, um, the win on that was that they owned the domain for both the podcast and for the name of the show.
And so INSEARCH, and first and years, uh, for trademark and everything else, like they were first in use. So, um, so it’s just very, very important to claim. If you have a business website that you’re using your podcast as a marketing tool, you can always redirect that URL so that when you are closing out your podcast and you can say I’m that.
So there, for example, the name of their business is the O’Connor group. So it really has nothing to do with beyond the balance sheet. So every time they close out their pilots, podcasts, they say go to beyond the balance sheet.com that URL redirects to their business website [00:45:00] and their business website.
Um, there’s the podcasts. Um, I mean, not, I mean, their podcast is hosting a platform, but their shares are our cap on their podcasts. So they get the search opportunity for that as well, share notes and how we can transition into the question. So Sandy had a question about, she says, sheds are confusing, um, to her and also like, where do they live?
The, and. We just ironically had the opportunity to have this conversation yesterday too, which is really fresh in my mind. And that Shannon’s really serve as an excellent summary of your podcast in terms of you would have. And there’s a format that we specifically use that we recommend, um, where you have the shared description.
You have the, on the, on the page, on your website is where the Shannon’s live, but they also live in your platform as well. So the first, first and foremost, when you’re uploading your podcast [00:46:00] to your platform, there’s an opportunity for your shared description, but there’s, um, a ramp or I think it may even be like up to 4,000 characters.
I’m not a hundred percent sure about that number and it may vary based on platforms, but you have the opportunity to have a shorter description and a longer description. So you’re Shen it can live with, in your platform as well. So that when someone does find your product. And they go to it. They can breed the share units for the individual episode on your platform, but it’s for your website.
So if you have a podcast specific website, then your episodes can be archived on the website. Uh, and, uh, that is a great search on search engine optimization tool for your podcast discovery and for your business. If you’re using it as a marketing tool and to drive traffic to your business website, um, with the format that I was referencing, you would have this description of the emphasis that you would have the embedded [00:47:00] player from your platform.
You would also have the shared description of what that episode is about. Usually on or around 120 to 250 characters is a good formula for that. Then you may want to consider, um, timestamping three or four different extracting, uh, three or four days. Um, key talking points from the episode itself, and then another section of key takeaways.
So if your podcast format lends to key takeaways, that would be, um, a place that you might want to just put aha. Thoughts that came from your guests or from your, uh, your own delivery or your own content. So you would have shared description timestamps three or four different places that if someone just wanted to go, oh, I just want to hear about this particular topic that they’re talking about.
I want to, I can skip straight to that key takeaways that are incentive BaZing for people to listen to the whole [00:48:00] episode, because they definitely want to catch this. And then also be mindful that Shannon’s are a really great place to put guests buyers a resource links. So if you’re doing film, TV, podcasts, like Downton blabby and, um, screens.
You can, uh, utilize resource links. If you’re in your podcasts. If you’re referencing a book, if your guest read a book, if you’re referencing a film, a movie, a webinar, anything like that, those are great places. So when you’re the recording your content, you can say the link is going to be in our show notes.
So it’ll drive the traffic back to where you’re sharing. It’s live. There’s resource links are good backlinks, encouraging SEO. Um, and if you do have a guest, um, putting their headshot, their bio and their social media links is another little tip that we do because again, it’s more links and, um, and it [00:49:00] really works for search.
So we’ve talked a lot about discovery and the platforms to make sure that you upload your guests name and your name in the author tag of your podcast episode itself. But the meds are another great way. So, for example, the journey to their episode that released yesterday is a very high profile person.
She was the personal assistant to Steve jobs. She read it. I told you guys about her, actually, when I recorded the episode, she read a book called pause, breathe CEO. Um, so I’m very proud that she was a guest on drains there, but what’s really exciting is that, so now if someone searches her name or her book, my show notes, and my podcast episode will ultimately come up in that search.
And so that is really helpful, you know, for discoveries there because she was a guest on the podcast and not all my guests. I [00:50:00] mean, believe me, I, I, I love having conversations with anybody. I don’t, I mean, it’s wonderful that she was Steve jobs assistant, but I just really wanted to have a conversation with her about the book that she read.
Um, So it just, it really is so helpful for people to discover your shit. Um, and then I, now I’m kind of like really super long-winded about this, but then I have another story about, because I love to not just say what my opinion is, but then also to validate it with real life experiences. So yesterday, when I was explaining this process to our new client, who’s launching, um, at the end of the month, she had been in a concert and I’m not going to get the artist.
Right. But I’m just going to tell you the story of what happened. So she was at a concert and she lives in New York and she was at a concert in New York. And the person told a story on stage about how that she’s saying a song at her dad’s second marriage. And [00:51:00] I think she ended up singing Desperado and that was really inappropriate.
And she was like telling the story on the stage. So the audience has, my client was in the audience. She did a quick search. And, um, because she mentioned that she had been in an American life podcast sharing the story, and I guess she wanted to hear the whole story. So anyway, she did a search. The American life episode came up, the sheds came up and in the show notes, one of the terms stamps, specifically reference that particular part of the story that she shared on the stage.
And my client was able to go literally in that moment in real time, find the American life episode, find the timestamp of where she was sharing that story. And then she was able to share it with other people. So that happened like two nights ago. And that’s a real example again. So not just my opinion of why share notes [00:52:00] are, are important, but real life stories as to why they weren’t.
Okay, cool. I’m gonna stop talking for a second. Anybody else? Like to comment or feedback or on that?
I had a quick question on the, uh, timestamp. I don’t, and I have never done that before. Is that something you would just do an editing or do you use like some sort of software to, um, break that down? How do you obtain the actual timeframe? Um, so that’s a great question. So you can either have your podcast transcribed and then the transcription will share timestamps so that, um, and transcriptions are also really efficient then, because once you have the podcast transcribed, you can create your Shannon’s from that transcription and utilize those timestamps out.
What you want to be sure of is that you’re done with your editing process before you [00:53:00] do the dis do the transcription, because I see a lot of heads nodding, like yep. Made that mistake, um, because you want to make sure that you use your final edited version of what’s going to be released to the public and transcribe that one so that the timestamps are aligned because once you edit.
It’ll change that. Um, so you, that would be the easiest way to do it because then you can look at your transcription. We use a program we’ve used a couple of different programs, but one of the, for this particular purpose, descript is a really good option because you can actually edit in real time and it can help you delay ums and AHS, but it also can help you identify what you want to pull out for social media, Pez, what you want to pull out for your Shannon’s and give you those timestamps.
And I’m Jacqueline. So I noticed that you posted in the group and I didn’t know if you wanted to share or to [00:54:00] introduce yourself and Sunday, don’t get excited. I apologize. I’m British and I’m not attempting to have me. I’m a, I’m a mom of two and wish I had time for TV. Hey, no worries. You can just meet, you can listen to the podcast and get all you need.
That’s what I love. Whenever. Um, so yeah, I I’m, I’m new. I I’ve been to a couple of, uh, justice and LCS and have found them so helpful. So, um, we were actually camping last week when this was onsite. I missed it, but I’m excited to be here. Um, so I, um, started out podcasting a couple of years ago and was doing in-person interviews with all the women, for a podcast, women behind the wrinkles with a cohost.
And, um, so now I’m not with my co-host. So, um, uh, the actually has been, uh, uh, free experience because she very much just wanted it to be [00:55:00] a hobby thing. And I was like, actually, I want more from this. Um, so now I’ve been able to work out what is my voice and what is my message. So, um, that’s been an interesting experience.
And so, um, And I can see on Charlotte’s t-shirt public health. So I was a public health professor and I burned out three years ago. And so I’ve been trying to work out why I am trying to prevent think of ways of how I can prevent burnout for myself and other working moms. So that’s the topic of my, my new podcast, and I really want to get solutions from my guests so that I can actually come up with better ideas, but for how we can prevent burnout and working moms.
Um, so I have some guests lined up for July. I have my new microphone in the box. I had to coach myself through getting zoom this week cause I was [00:56:00] panicking. So I did my interviews last time in person. I don’t know, it’s just people what’s so being so difficult about my burnout experience, I’ve lost so much confidence that literally I was coaching myself through buying zoom this week.
So, um, I love to hear everybody’s stories and their, um, where they’re at and, and trying to also stay calm. And in terms of, uh, you know, I’ve got guests lined up, but I don’t have all the other pieces and I’m struggling with my tele till in the same way that, um, Tommy, Tommy was as well. So, um, I’m still working on that, but kind of.
Have a little bit of, um, because the women behind the wrinkles that I worked on before, I ended up trying to change that title, but realized I really needed to change the whole product, but I went through like thousands of titles. I even had a comedy writer to help me make it funny cause I want something fun in there.
[00:57:00] Um, and, um, so that experience just was so draining for me that, you know, um, I know I need to work on my title still, but I’m trying not to go into that big hole that I had last time. So that’s where I’m at welcome. We’re so excited that you’re here and we have you’ll come back in just like everything that you shared.
Everyone has had an experience with, to some degree on some level and you’re just, you’re totally in the right light. Please feel free to. Come back and keep sharing and we’ll support you however we can. Um, so we’re right at the top of the hour, but James, you have a couple of questions. Um, I don’t, I need you to ask me the first one, cause I don’t exactly know what your question is, so help me.
Thank you. Yeah. On the first one, someone had mentioned that maybe a month ago that there’s a website to go to, that will show you. If you enter your URL, what guides you it’ll show you everything you own and everything you don’t own in terms of [00:58:00] Twitter, Instagram, that sort of thing. But it essentially gives you a list of how to sign up.
Does anyone enter that website? That’s okay. I can look through back notes. Thank you. And I, and on Spotify I look to get into, I think the green room and get in what guides you, and it seemed to be just a temporary thing. Can I really claim what guides you or what guides you podcast and I’ll keep working.
Yeah. So it’s so as, as far as I know, yes. Um, but I have noticed like for me, um, I, um, I, um, had some glitches, like I went and I did the pod, I had green room, I did a session and then I in it, then I said that I could download the recording. But then when I tried to download the course of recording, I got an error message.
And so I definitely think that they’re definitely working some kinks [00:59:00] out still. So I would just keep trying, and maybe it might be that they want to see how much you’re going to use it before they convert it. That’s a speculation. I really don’t know that. Were you able to claim? Um, um, I was able to, and then I was able to actually, um, Uh, record, uh, or our host of a chat in that room.
And then it said it recorded, but then I couldn’t get it to download it. Um, and then that, that also begs the people were asking about Facebook. Um, so on the 22nd Facebook launched with podcasts, but I’ve been trying to, um, you have to change your category for your fan page, from, uh, from whatever category he had.
Like for example, journey to there was under news and media, you have to change the category to other, and then subcategory podcast. And it’s, it’s again, it’s not working that great, but like just hang in there [01:00:00] because it’s going to get better. Um, last Wednesday of the month that Ms. Throwing this in there for people who have not scheduled, don’t forget you get, you have access to a one-on-one 15 minute coaching call with me on Wednesday, the 30th.
And, um, don’t see any appointment towns. Okay. Um, yeah, Tracy, I just clicked the link and it looks like you can make appointments in July, but we may be filled out for June. Okay. If you want to make an appointment, um, that the email that you sent, that we put for Tori Tori at pod, have that calm, just pop her an email and we’ll see if there are any spaces that I can open up or we’ll confirm some other spaces to make.
If we’re full, we’ll confirm some other spaces, um, and make sure that, you know, people are going to use the spots that they bought. But, um, and then also on that note, you can book six months out. You can book for the rest of the year. [01:01:00] It’s always the last Wednesday of the month, except for, I think in December, probably not so much, but, um, but you can go ahead on that link and book July, August, if you want to just.
Um, but well, if you want something for Wednesday, the 30th, just email Tori directly with, uh, you can use that toilet pod have.com and she’ll feed. She can squeeze you in. Um, and I’d love to see you there, cause it’s a lot like this, but 15 minutes. And it’s your question and it’s your podcast. And we talked specifically to answer your challenge or we just visit and a great idea, usually percolates up.
So, um, thank you. What a great call such positive energy today. I love everything everybody’s doing. Just keep on doing it and we’ll see you next week and maybe we’ll see you Wednesday the 30th too. Okay. Thank you.