07-13-21- Jess- talks social media and the group shares their excitement for SPL
Q: [21:06] I’m working on doing all the sales pitching and really garner some more sponsors and stuff like that. Cause I currently have sponsors from my podcast that I, you know, I need more.
Q: [24:18] What’s the next thing for me to focus on? I don’t use social media a whole lot, so I’m, I’m now like, okay, I need to start talking about it on social media.
Q: [28:54] Would you encourage me to drive them directly to my website where they can see the episodes or that I would take, where should I point them to?
Q: [33:50] Are you familiar with radio wit lingo or wit lingo.com wit lingo is an audio. It’s a radio station, basically for recording testimonials like reviews?
Q: [39:09] How many people tell me? I mean, does Twitter work for all of you?
Q: [49:40] What are we going to expect for SPL that they’re going to be learning opportunities?
Q: [53:32] At SPL will there be kind of a, an idea of how the flow would go for someone at different levels?
Wow. Hi Alicia. Stressful. But like we weren’t there so like, it was fine, but it was just awesome. Yeah. So we had fence front property for awhile. That’s crazy. It’s your job? Um, uh, yeah, I work for a nonprofit that does reproductive health and rights. And that’s what the podcast is. That’s what the podcast is about.
That’s right. There you go. Well, you know,
yeah. That’s so funny. So you grew up in Wisconsin, but now you did yeah. About that. Huh? That’s crazy, dude. Yeah. Yeah. I grew up in Frederick. My parents grew up in silver spring and when I was about three or four, they decided they’d have enough. They’d had enough Jewish mother meddling. So they went a little bit north to sort of like get out of that hole, popping by distance, you know?
So like they couldn’t pop by like just far enough away. Just far enough where it wasn’t convenient for a poppet, no Poppins. And I mean, now that I’m adult, I can see why, but at the time I was like, I didn’t understand. It doesn’t matter. I was just like three or four. Yeah. Yeah. And I grew up in Frederick and we would go there.
Family like for holidays or brunches and stuff. And that’s it. But I love these to have lots of friends who are in there. Yeah. Well, it’s called building, so like, you can see silver spring from my window. Oh my gosh. Wow. Wow. That’s gorgeous. Oh, cool. Hi. Is that Alicia or Alicia? Alicia. Alicia. Hi, Alicia.
Felicia. Wow. I used to live in Rockville and my husband worked in Frederick. Shut your face. No right door. So Jen, we were just discussing Jenny wetter. Who’s a speaker at . She lives in DC. She works for a reproduct teller. I don’t want to, I messed it up. You had it. They worked for reproductive health and rights.
Non-profit and then Alicia said she grew up in Rockville. I was talking about living in Frederick, cause I didn’t know Genuis in DC. So Jen, um, grew up in patella. I know that’s not random though. That’s not as random. Cause she’s my event planner. We’re friends from summer camp. So that’s less random than that.
That’s yeah. That’s yeah. We’re from Maryland. Yeah. We’re from Maryland. So this is Jennifer. Um, she is my director of events and I’m chief strategy officer for she podcast live. And so far. Well, I spend to DC, I’m like the odd personnel I visited there. So does that count? Not really gotten lost with no GPS in those circular?
Um, yes, no, I have. You got to understand cell phones? I was there before I was, I think it was even pre pager, like where the. Where am I? It was so terrible. It happened to me on veteran’s day. I was swarmed with motorcycles and biker and I was 17 and my sister was 14 in a giant car. I was scared out of my mind, trying to find the Smithsonian could not find it to save my life.
I just drove home like everywhere, like this DC and the Smithsonian. It’s like, I know, I know, but I got really lost. I don’t even know. And then you rapidly learn that you just should not have been driving. Well, I, I certainly wouldn’t have had that happen now. Yeah.
I used to have a map in my purse at all times when they first moved. You have to, when, when I was, um, first, like getting my learner’s permanent or my license, my father took me to one of the circles in, in DC, which doesn’t have any stoplights to Chevy chase circle and was like, if you can make it around this circle without killing us and I’ll let you get your license
right. Or not yet. Yeah. That’s a good test. Oh my, yeah. I used to live over near that one. So did you, yeah, it lives in van ness when I first moved here. Nice, nice. Off of Connecticut avenue. I’d love it. Where are you now? Sorry, I didn’t mean to Scottsdale shot.
So you’re coming, right? I think I saw your little I’m coming. Yes. You’re in my backyard. Yes. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. How could you not, have you been to that hotel before? I have, it’s beautiful, but I haven’t been watching all your Instagram feeds and your Facebook lives that you were doing with the tour and everything.
So I’m yeah, I did. Yeah. That was the girl in the red dress right there. Nice. Yep. She got caught in some of my videos for better, for worse. Um, yeah, so I’m really excited about it. That is awesome. Very cool. Um, well I guess we can get started cause I’m it’s I guess it’s summertime. So it’s going to be probably a little less hopping today than normal, but do you guys have any questions or did you just want to hang out.
What’s up. Well, I do definitely want to speak with you afterwards, Jessica, because I just want to know how to massage this. Um, Jennifer, I was telling Jessica that literally, right. And you look, do you know who the voiceover artists KBS is? You look like Quebec, Jennifer. Oh, I have to look her up. Huge compliment because she’s the top dog in voiceover.
I mean, I don’t know who she is, but I’m going to Google her. She wears glasses. She’s probably not pictured in the glasses that you’re looking at, but she, I see it. I can see it. Does she do voiceovers because her face isn’t pretty enough because that night, no, no, no, no, no. And, oh, by the way, like, I’m going to tell you have a face for, you know, I was going to say, that’s called
When do we know self-deprecation here whatsoever? I’ve been doing enough for everybody and their mothers. So, um, I, my vow is, so I’m saying Jennifer and I won’t take up time, but I, I got I’m so excited after three tries, I got kind of a big fish. Well, I call it a big fish responding for, um, our bags. Maybe have five or 10 minutes after this and chat about it.
Great. Great. That’s great news. Yeah. Cheryl is gathering the business. I’ll tell you what. She’s no joke. Well, the thing, thank you for that, but I’m really good at catching the fish. I’m have, you are struggle with skinning them and that’s the part I’m good at. I’m a good Skinner. I’m a terrible, why are you coming in twice?
I’m on your computer. Um, I’m a terrible writer. Oh, well then we need to get, because I have no problem talking to anyone under the sun, but when they ask me questions that I don’t know, I just sit there and freeze and look like a fish out. I know all the questions, but like, I feel like my soul is dying.
Having to reach out to people. I don’t know. Oh, I’m trying. I mean, I’m, I’m clearly I’m over it cause I’ve been doing it now, but I mean, I’ve been doing sales since 1999 and I still am like before I send something, I’m still freaking out. Hi crystal. How are you? Um, yeah, so, okay. Um, does anyone have any podcasting questions for the day?
What are you guys working on? What are you struggling with? Anything, anything it’s kind of, I know that like summer months or summer months, everyone’s traveling and experience a down spiral and their downloads during summer. Most people do. Yes. Um, I mean, it depends on what kind of show you have to like, if it’s a business worky show.
Definitely. If it’s like spotlight Scottsdale, like mine, Scottsdale vibe. So it’s all been Scottsdale. What’s going on and who’s going there in the summer. It is hot.
Well, we’re coming in October though. And I mean, we were there, it was end of may early June. It was hot. It was so hot. I mean, it wasn’t, I left for six weeks. I just got back myself. So. So if you’re in Scottsdale in the summer, then yeah, I would probably, I mean, I don’t think that’s your hottest tourist time.
It’s not. Yeah. So I’m kind of just this time. Um, I also just launched it in may, so it’s kinda, it’s also new, you know, so that’s, yeah, that’s probably why you’re feeling discouraged, but I wouldn’t, I would just, you know what I would just from the summer months, if you wanted to scale back, even on recording and push the marketing more than you’ll have a nice, big, a nice big audience question as I’m kind of working with my marketing guy to build up and put together a kit.
So I felt like starting in August when my kids were in full school again, and I have more time to myself, that’s uncertain doing all the sales pitching and really garner some more sponsors and stuff like that. Cause I currently have sponsors from my podcast that I, you know, I need more. Yeah. That’s, what’s great about a local show is that you don’t have to wait for sponsors because it benefits them right away.
If they spot it. Okay, that’s great. I’m glad to hear that you have them already. That’s awesome. Yeah. Thank you. Yeah. Um, I wouldn’t worry about that. I mean, I mean, by October when I see you in October, if it hasn’t picked up, um, then we should talk about it again, like in the fall, because then it just means that there’s, you know, the marketing messages, like maybe too subtle, don’t be subtle.
Tell people to click here, listen, now watch this, you know, like be really direct when you tell them that. Yeah. And starting to get into like more reels and stuff like that. Cause everyone says, yeah, I’ve been told I have to do that more as well. Um, it’s nerve wracking for me, but I’m going to it’s nerve wracking me.
I mean, real, first of all, I can’t figure out like Tik TOK is very easy to use. Like there’s a stream and there’s a feed and you like things and then it shows you more things. I can’t seem to find like a home base in reels. Cause there’s like Instagram and there’s IGGB and then there’s reels. But like I have no control over who’s there and why, and I can’t figure out like, you know, you can also search different hashtags and Tik TOK for re I dunno.
It’s very confusing so far, but I’m working on it because yeah, it’s supposed to be the biggest, like there anything else you said this last episode, like they’re scaling back on that. Um, on their pictures and stuff and pushing more of the video. So my marketing guy told me to, yeah, we got to get on that.
I feel like that’s why I got into podcasts where I didn’t have to be the face all the time. Same, same here, but I mean, yeah, it’s certainly more comfortable for me to do audio and video. That is a hundred percent true. That’s always been true. Um, I would say my best advice and what I’m probably going to do is have as much fun with it as I possibly can.
And don’t take it too seriously and don’t try to sales from it. Just have a really good time because I think it’ll help get more comfortable. I mean, I’m not sure cause I’ve, I’ve tried to talk and the ones I was doing myself didn’t get anything. And then I had faxes in my backyard and it blew up. Now I have 14,000 followers, but I’ve no more to show them because the Fox is moved out.
So these are all people that like foxes, I’ve got no more content we’re done. So like, you know, it’s hard. So, I mean, um, so yeah, I’m gonna, I dunno if I should try that or try another channel or what, but, um, yeah, just have as much fun as you can and see where it goes. You know, I agree. It’s annoying to have to go back to the video after you’ve been working so hard to avoid it.
Yeah. Which I have done as well. Um, what’s called let him in to see you crystal heroin. I am good. Thank you so much for the recommendation for the script for editing. That was like revolutionary, right? Good for me. It’s the best. Yeah. Yeah. I’m super excited about that. So thank you for that. And then my question is for you.
So it’s like, I am, you know, slowly building out this whole beast of a podcast thing, right? So it’s like the PA the website is that. You know, it’s being syndicated to like, whatever 14 different places I’m trying to like slowly expand those. So it’s like the episodes are going out once a week. Um, I am basically just writing, putting the transcript into, as a blog post, um, and then linking to my main website.
Um, so then I’m like, where is it going out? What blog posts? So there I have sole purpose podcasts.com is the website where all the podcasts are going and the, you know, the lips and feed goes to, but then I’m linking it to I’ve crystal or coochie is my main business site. So then I’m putting like a little blurb on that to lead people to the podcast.
Cumbersome or you, I know, I don’t even know if you’re asking me this. Are you asking me about having two sites and whether or not you should continue that? Okay, good. Okay. Then what’s your, because I mean, if it’s cumbersome, you can consider consolidating. Yeah, no, it’s, um, it’s but it’s also building the link where it’s like, it’s basically just like, I’m putting up a smaller version to lead people to the podcast.
I’m not doing it, but it’s basically just like a way to build that bridge between my website and the podcast and the podcast website. Right. It’s like leaving them together. So my question is having those things set, uh, like what’s the next thing for me to focus on? Um, you know, it’s going out to my, you know, slowly, I don’t use social media a whole lot, so I’m, I’m now like, okay, I need to start talking about it on social media.
So what you’re telling me is. Being more visible on Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Those are mine. Like, I don’t know about Instagram or not. So if you have a following on Pinterest, I would focus there. Right. That don’t know. I don’t know about LinkedIn, unless you’re already, are you already established on LinkedIn and you enjoy it?
Um, I mean, I have over, I have like, you know, hundreds, 500, 600, 900 followers or something like that. So, you know, I’ve been on LinkedIn since the very beginning of it all. So it’s like, I have a pretty good, although it’s not my ideal audience. Right. Because it’s, but my focus is so purpose. So I think that, so anyway, LinkedIn is in the mix because basically it’s like, I’m going to take one blog, one post or one social media thing, and slightly tweak it for all the different platforms, you know, but it’s not going to be a huge amount, more work to take whatever I’m posting on Facebook and make it appropriate for LinkedIn.
So I’m like might as well throw it into the fire. In fact, you could probably make it identical to whatever you put on Pinterest. Although I know they have some kind of like little system that they have cause they need you to do hashtags and whatever. Um, but yeah, for the most part, it can be pretty similar.
Um, I think LinkedIn might be your audience because you’re teaching people how to have a specific type of business or how to succeed. You have a it’s business topic, even though you’re focused on people that aren’t focused on business. Does that make sense? Yeah. Okay. So, I mean, I think you, I think you will do well there, you just have to be strategic about, I mean, you’ll put your episodes, but when you post the episodes, um, like I told Alicia, you need to say, um, specific instructions.
Listen here, click here. Just discover how, um, sometimes people end up letting Libsyn in or whatever their host is sort of auto-post to those things. And you can do that as long as well. We don’t necessarily do that because it just posts the title of the episode or I’m not doing it. Yeah. There’s no instruction.
And people, when they’re scrolling through a feed are kind of like a little brain dead. You, they need to be like, you know, be told what to do. So, um, it’s better if you can write your marketing kind of like your writing. A magazine headline where you do like, um, like if you look at any women’s magazine and it’s like the five ways you can decide how to blah, blah, blah here, or find out how this person does this here.
And I mean, not necessarily salacious, but just enough where you’re doing like a tease and then, oh yeah. So with that, would you encourage me to drive them directly to my website where they can see the episodes or that I would take, where should I point them to? Well, Facebook is now I think making it possible for them to listen right there in the feed, but a podcast.
Yeah. I’d probably keep going though. So let’s think for a minute. I mean, here’s the thing. The podcast is for the purpose of getting clients for you and a website in whatever form is meant to be a sales tool. If you’re trying to get clients in general. So whichever. The website you can, if you point them to the podcast website, they’ll be able to hear the entire episode.
Then once they hear the episode, they’ll develop that relationship with you, which will then have them bounce wherever else you need them to go. So I think in the podcast is where you direct them to Chris. Ruchi on social, on social. They have one job and that’s listen, listen, listen, listen. Because then when you’re, when you’re talking, you can say also follow us here.
And then also find my services here. And depending on which thing they want, they’ll go there. But so you always have a circle where they listen and then you tell them where to go, or they find you somewhere out here and you tell them to listen. And they’re always coming back and coming back and coming back.
Um, and this way, if you have the same people, oh, sorry. If you have the same people doing that, um, then they’ll always be reminded about your new episodes. Um, and, and they’ll, and you’ll gain more listeners that way. Does that make, does that make sense? Yes. Although I’m not totally clear in like, if I’m posting, so LinkedIn, LinkedIn doesn’t have their own podcasting platform.
So on LinkedIn, do you suggest that I point them to the, my podcasting website or directly to lives in if you’re or apple podcasts or whatever, um, website, because that is where they’re learning more about you in the show notes. So I would say podcast website, because when you post about an episode podcast website, if you’re doing other types of content on LinkedIn, like quotes or taps or whatever, I would send them to your regular website.
Right, right. For the podcast though, podcasts website, because the whole point there is for them to listen and create in their head, that relationship that you’re there for them. And I think if you bounce them to, if you bounce them to your site, they haven’t developed that yet. That’s why you need them to listen and find out what a genius you are and then there’ll be ready.
Right. Right. Thank you so much. You’re welcome. Um, add to that. Is that okay? Yeah. Um, because I’ve been experimenting with a couple of things of what works and doesn’t work for me on LinkedIn. And, um, I find that combination of whimsical, but businesslike, um, postings, because I just did one now. I don’t know if I can share my screen with you, but anyway, so, um, one thing that I have found in regards to my, are you on Libsyn?
Yeah. Oh, fantastic. Because then you can take your episode. Is it called permalink? Yes. Your episode permalink or. Podcast website via a Libsyn and incorporate that into your post and people can listen right there. They can post it to just listen to your episode, but they can also go to your website, I E Libsyn podcast website, so they can look at all your other episodes.
And it’s a good way so that, because people normally on LinkedIn it’s about business and if they can click something and listen, while they’re also working on LinkedIn, it’s a great way that they’re not feeling like, oh, she’s directed me away from what I’m doing. Trust me. I’ve gone squirrel so many times going, oh, I’ll follow that an hour later.
I’m going, what the heck was I doing? Oh yeah, I was trying to write a whatever. So there is a way you can do that and I’d be happy to help you. I mean, you know, I’m just kind of offering what I’ve been doing. That’s working. Um, yeah. I feel like in LinkedIn, that would be appropriate. I would almost never listen to a podcast in Facebook, but Pinterest, I think people do watch video on Pinterest.
Right? So maybe Pinterest and LinkedIn, you could play. And honestly, um, you should experiment too. Like, cause if, because if they do listen in LinkedIn while they’re doing other stuff, that’s a good tip. I wouldn’t have thought of that, but it makes sense. Cause you want something to distract your mind while you’re doing whatever mundane stuff you’re doing share screen.
I’m going to try it out here. Super helpful. Thank you. Yeah, that is helpful. Thanks Cheryl. Um, you know what, I’m just gonna send this to, how do we do this? Share it. Let’s see. How do I share this? Yeah, there you go. Hey Heather, what did I do that I share it shared you’re sharing. Okay. So this is kind of my call to action for people to leave me.
Are you familiar with radio wit lingo or wit lingo.com wit lingo is an audio. It’s a radio station, basically for recording testimonials like reviews. So I’m, I’ve put their coding into my website. If someone goes to this address, they can record an audio review of my podcast. So this is the new one I just did for LinkedIn, um, where it’s got a smiley happy it’s kind of whimsical, but it’s a call to action to go to my, uh, podcasts website and leave me a review.
Um, cause I’ve tried a couple of things and not getting a good bite. So I thought, let me make it cleaner and more succinct. So I dunno if that helps in any way, but I thought I would share that and I’m open to feedback on that as well. So, um, if I had to give you design feedback, what I would say is make the majority of the text part of the post so that they can click the sound.
I mean, I’m sure you have the link in the post copy as well. Yeah, it’s right there at the bottom. Is it too much text too wordy? It’s a lot of texts X for an image. I mean, I think people would read the posts and then look at the image of your face and the link and promotion is a word of mouth. That’s a powerful statement.
So that’s why I feel like it should be a little bigger. Okay. Um, and then also if you ever are doing, unless it’s a formal invitation and this is for all of you, it’s always better to left justify as much as you can because doc high is comfortable reading this way. Do do, do, do, do do. And when they have to go don’t know, or eight or eight, that’s a little bit pause in their attention span, which could possibly mean they’ll look away.
Okay. That is very, I’m glad I showed it to you really? It’s a whole nerdy science. No, it’s about eyeballs all so important right now. Yes. Oh, okay. Thank you for that feedback. Um, you’re welcome. But th I mean, um, so I just wanted to, the main thing was I w wanted to share some of the posts. Um, yeah, I mean that great idea.
And I’m going to start, I’m starting to use LinkedIn too. I know every time somebody brings something up, I’m like, I have to start doing that too. But, um, but LinkedIn is something I’ve really been focused on because they’re sponsors there and like, why would I not talk about the event and what we’re doing and you know what I do and stuff.
So, um, I’ve been thinking about lately doing, like, sometimes people do an introduction, but have you ever seen people do like a hi here’s who I am and what I do on Facebook? I’ve seen people do it a couple of times. And actually there, this, those podcasts are Carly Nimo who does it? Like at least once a month, she does a full post.
It says, hi, it’s been awhile since I’ve reintroduced myself to all my followers. So I thought I would let you know, here’s me, here’s my story. I’m married. Here’s my kid. By the way, this is what I do. This is how I work. This is how we can work together. And here’s where you go to learn more and really does.
I mean, it’s a personal, it’s not a Facebook page. It’s just her personal profile. But you know, I think it saves the question. What is it you do again? Which I get a lot, you know? So I’m going to try and try that to see if it helps people from sending me jobs about podcast editing, which. If you’re not using LinkedIn, that is so your element.
I mean, oh my gosh. Yes. I have a friend that once called the dentist’s office of social. No, it is no, no, it has changed considerably. And I think, well, through my lens, there are so many voiceover people that are using it right now. And that has created, it has opened up a world of creativity that maybe didn’t exist before.
And the number one thing is your profile and putting in keywords that would be SEO like in anything, but for what you do. I mean, I did a post about she podcasts live and I got a couple of people go, what is she? Podcasts live? And I’m like, oh my gosh. Well, yeah, that’s your that? Yeah. That’s one thing, um, things.
So I feel like the people that friend me and connect with me on LinkedIn are complete strangers. Maybe that’s a good thing, but like, it is a good thing, isn’t it? Yes. Yes. I mean, but, but here’s the thing, you know, a lot of people use LinkedIn in the wrong way where they, they friend you and then they immediately try and sell you.
So there’s a lot of yucky stuff happening and it’s like, thank you for that easy decision. Right. But you can just look at what their job title is before you decide whether you’re going to accept them or not. But I agree that you should be there and I’m totally on board with what Cheryl said. I agree.
And so I also want to bring in another thing for you to do, but it’s audio only. So you all know that the Twitter upgrade, they now have spaces on Twitter, which is like their version of clubhouse spaces. How many people tell me? I mean, does Twitter work for all of you? I mean, I try to twit.
work for me quite a bit. And then I ignored it for a couple years. And then when I came back to it, um, I can’t get any engagement, I think because I ignored it and I also auto posted on it. And so I think Twitter decided that I was a spam, something like a spammy person, but because I have 12,000 followers, but no one ever responds to me if I don’t exist.
And what I have to say is as a podcaster, like I’m not interested in clubhouse. Clubhouse is off my radar, but I am like, okay, I want to go Pinterest, Twitter. As LinkedIn as my top three priorities and part of why I want to focus on growing my Twitter is because of spaces and because it’s audio. And right now you can put audio clips on Twitter that are less than two minutes that are audio only.
And so w Y R U S cause I hit, when I first heard about clubhouse, I literally had like this palpable just absolutely not, not one more thing. Do I want to have to, I don’t want to, but now that I am on it, w w I want to ask you, what’s your, why? Why are you against that? Uh, is a waste of time. I want quality content.
I feel like there’s too much blah-blah-blah and too much wasted airspace and the same crap. And I want quality audio. I’m going to listen to, I’d rather listen to a podcast or an audio book, then go on clubhouse and try to find something worth listening. Okay.
People tweeting talking like that’s how I kind of think of clubhouse. It’s like everyone just at the same time trying to talk, you know, tweets come, I don’t know, be promoted as a speaker to even be able to try and talk, but yeah, I mean, go ahead. Well, you can, but the thing is, there’s some really good content on there.
I’m I’m in a room. That’s, it’s an umbrella thing. I started my own room called voices in podcasting, but it’s an under an umbrella of the power of sound. Jodie Kringle has some of the best. Uh, guests for an hour on clubhouse that you could hear professionals in every area of audio from podcasting to AI, I, to every bit of content.
So I’m not trying to tell you, I’m just trying to encourage you. There is some really good content, but like anything you have to know where to look. Yeah, I agree. And I found some good things there, but I decided because I have limited energy, I’m not doing clubhouse. We’ll see. And I don’t do it either. Um, and so that we should or could, but similarly, we can’t deal with one more way to be contacted or contact other people.
I’m happy to be in a room or on a talk at clubhouse. Like we have accounts and stuff, but, um, and I was thinking like, everyone else is hosting like women in podcasting and we should be doing that. But also I don’t want to. And so there’s that, you know, like if you just don’t want like, Some social media is like, I just don’t want to for people.
Um, I kind of feel like that about Twitter right now, too. I mean, I didn’t, I wasn’t thinking about spaces, but for the most part, I don’t enjoy Twitter because I’m not at one point I had it set up where I could see what people were tweeting that I really wanted to see either people that I admired or were trying to get to know better.
And then I had another list of people for certain events. I mean, like I had it all categorized and now it’s jumbled and not organized. And as a result, I don’t know whose stuff I’m looking at. And it just, it just takes time to like, okay, these are all the big people in podcasting that I want to read.
These are all the big people in this thing that I want to read. I just, I don’t have it all together, but I do think it’s valuable if you do it. And if you take the time to do it, so. Yeah, I think it’s a matter of prioritizing, you know, like which platforms do you want to invest in? And for me, I mean, Twitter.
Yeah. To me, the, especially with the spaces edition I’m I’m like, whoa. And the fact that you can do these short audio clips, um, to me is interesting. Like I’d rather do that on a platform. I already have a following than do clubhouse. I’m guessing you can only do that on your phone because I don’t see any way to do it from the desktop.
Um, well, it might also be, I don’t know if it’s available to everyone or if it’s rolling out, they’re only rolling it out to people who are active on Twitter. So, um, man, once again, but I don’t know if, I don’t know if that’s true. Um, I mean, I guess I could check on my eye, um, but I can check my computer if I can access it.
Okay, cool. Um, yeah, that’s cool. That’s uh, that’s very interesting. I’m definitely trying LinkedIn more. I’ll think about Twitter. It’s just going to take a little work. Elsie’s favorite is Twitter. She loves Twitter. I like tweet chats. I think Twitter is fun. And like, when I, when I first like did it in 2020, uh, 2007, 2008, I used to go home.
Like when I would drive home from work, I would have little mini panic attacks that I was missing. All these conversations. Like it would upset me that I was like FOMO and just on my way home. It’s crazy. So, I mean, it made it kind of dramatic for a while there, but then I got over it. Um, what else, any other questions about shows or social media or marketing or graphics or what else do I know?
I do have a question about the lips in, I saw that there was a lips and update. Um, so maybe you could speak to that. Cause I mean, I’m on Libsyn, but I’m not, uh, Is that is that I would ask LLC. Yeah, that’s an LLC. That’s an LLC question. Cause I mean, I know there’s an update, but I don’t have any idea what’s going on.
I mean, I’m sure it’s just making it prettier and maybe, I mean, I shouldn’t even say it just don’t I shouldn’t even say that. Cause then now I’ve just now I’ve, I’ve distracted you from the actual answer by saying yeah, it’s just nothing like don’t even listen to that. Like just ask Elsie or she probably has a, um, an article about it on the lips blog.libsyn.com.
Oh, Twitter spaces is mobile only. Thank you crystal. That’s cool. Very nice. Thank you very much. Um, are any of you going to be a podcast movement and Nashville? No, no, no, no. All right. Fine. Well, that’s fine. When does that one, that is a big industry conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, next year is in Dallas a little closer to you.
Um, it is August 3rd through the 6, 7, 8, or we’re going to be there the third through the eighth. Um, and it is every hour. Want to say every podcaster, but certainly, yeah,
Jess, you’re frozen. I think we lost you. Let’s play a game and pretend that we’re her. And we can imagine what she might be saying. Currently, everyone that’s an importance will be there. Exactly. And she and Elsie are part of the who’s who of podcasting. So they have to be there.
I think it’s like a really big trade show. Um, it’s, it’s huge. And the property where it is, is a huge conference center also. So, uh, we lost her Cheryl. You’re the host you win. So Jennifer, I did look at it briefly on online the other day. Um, I would like to outside of she podcasts live at 10 more of a industry, like a trade show type for podcasters.
But do you know where in Nashville? It is? Yeah. It’s at the Gaylord. Oh, oh yeah. No, that’s beautiful. I lived there for two years and that’s why, when it’s, it’s beautiful, but I’ll tell you, I do not miss the humidity in any way. Sure. I can put the link in the, um, in the chat. Oh, well, I mean, if anybody else wants it, but I’ll, I’ll look for it.
I just was wondering where it, but Gaylord. Yeah. That’s yeah. Huge, huge, huge. So, and it’s, I, I moved out of there in 2010 and it is completely changed the sky. Look at that picture of the skyline now. And I don’t even recognize the city. It’s all the Californians have moved there and new Yorkers and everybody else and their mothers.
So yeah. Yeah, but thank you for sharing information about it. Maybe next year, I’m saving my mojo for she podcasts. Yeah. Yeah. That’s it’s going to be great. Is everyone signed up
crystal baby? Do it. I know. Yeah.
Do you remember what you were.
Which is a web address. I said, we like to support them. We like to support them because they were small when they first started. And like the little community got together and funded their first event. And now it’s grown and grown and grown. So it’s really fun. They have really good parties. It’s really fun to get to know people.
I don’t necessarily go for the education, but I’m not as new to this as some of you guys are. But, um, when I was new, I found it very valuable, especially, especially if you are strategic about exactly what level you want to get to next, and then you go to a conference and then you choose just those things.
So you don’t overwhelm yourself with everything you need to know. Um, so I, I totally recommend it. Uh, and it’s not too late. It’s about three weeks away. It’s going to be really fun. Um, I asked you guys for that, for what, like the Xi podcast runs more that way, but a little smaller for, for our podcasts.
Like what are we going to expect that they’re going to be learning opportunities or is it going to be, yeah, so she broadcasts live his learning opportunities, but, but all the speakers are either women or non-binary, um, it’s definitely a much smaller crowd. They already have at least two or 3000 attendees.
We will have probably no more than 500 plus about a hundred. And so speakers. So it’s much more intimate and you get to know people. Um, well we also like to focus on, um, a little bit of like self care and I mean, I don’t want to say that they don’t do that because I’ve seen some of the sessions and they are.
Um, evolved from the business, um, focus that they used to have. So they have a lot about like making your community better and, and helping underrepresented voices and things like that. I would say that if you enjoy being in the sheep podcast group, it’s like, uh, an in-person version of that, where you ask the question and rather than be judged, people will go out of their way to help you and support you and give you extra answers.
Kind of like what just happened to here earlier. It’s similar to that rather than I’m going to watch the person. It’s a lot more intimate. I mean, they’re, when you go to a session, the person from CNN is telling you, whereas here you’re, you’re being told advice from people who are doing it the same way that you’re doing it and not for a company where they get a big salary.
So to me, that’s the difference. Like they’re, their lessons are valuable, but, um, many of the speakers there are, yeah, they’re just like media people, journalist people. I mean, and the, and the independent podcasters that are chosen to speak are like very, very successful or on their way there. And that’s what they’re successful where I choose to.
It’s just, like I said, it’s just the next level, I guess, differences. Like, like we said, like the podcast movement is a trade show. Like there’s an entire exhibit area where there’s like 1500 people it’s massive. And that, and that definitely has value and is, and is greatly helpful. She, podcasts is more like intimate.
Oh, sorry. 3000 people. Um, it’s more intimate. It’s more insular. It’s almost more of like a retreat. So, um, you’re more educational retreat more. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. He’s telling you to see that. PM’s more of a trade show and ours is more of like an educational retreat. We have fun purposefully built in.
It’s not meant to appeal to everyone. Like the stuff that we do for social or for fun. Like it’s not something that’s supposed to appeal to everyone and their mother. There’s something special about going to a conference. That’s sort of curated just for you instead of like you plus the guy from Stitcher plus this person’s, you know, whatever.
So, I mean, it’s just, it’s a little nicer, but in my opinion, but, um, but I go to both. I like, I mean, I, I got to do both, so I think both are worthy, but just for different reasons, what can I ask? Well, what for someone going for their first time, such as ma I mean, I have a good reasons I don’t go to more shows is I tend to feel like I just got to do everything.
Like I want to be everywhere at everything at every moment. Is it going to be a chance for us to really know that. Whether we’re beginning, middle advanced that we have a clear idea of maybe what the best tracks or best things to attend. So we don’t feel like, oh, if I tend that one, I’m going to miss that on that one.
I mean, I know that’s always going to happen at any conference. You just can’t be everywhere at once, but will there be kind of a, an idea of how the flow would go for someone at different levels?
So I’m making a strategic plan there first. Yeah, you can answer if you want. I was just going to say, first thing I’m doing is figuring out who it is. I want to see speak and I’m going to highlight those people. The second thing is what are the things I really have to learn in order to get to the next level right now?
Do I need to grow my audience? Do I need to figure out how to put together a slide deck for my sponsorships? Do I need to knew how to interview a little bit better? Because some of my interviews are stiff, whatever it is, I would focus there. And then also to the people I want to speak. And then sometimes you’re going to see that there are sessions you want to go to, to support friends.
And then, um, the social stuff is always for me, like listen to your body and if you’re exhausted, don’t go or can you have a drink and keep going? There’s also the two options. There’s also tragic. Let her answer. I just wanted to add, there’s also tracks, um, that help guide you to wherever you are in your podcasting career or, um, timeline.
Um, you know, if you’re a beginner, intermediate expert or like what topics you’re interested in, so you can choose the content. Um, and, and, you know, if you feel like you’re missing something, you know, if something is scheduled both at the same time, there is an opportunity to, um, Purchase a certain level of ticket where you can get all of the recordings afterwards.
So the content does exist. Um, and you can watch it after. Um, or if you miss something, you can see, wait, are you talking about first time at my show or at that show? No, I was talking about first time at your show, but Jennifer made it. I mean, that’s how I first got it. Podcasts live for podcast movement.
I’m an idiot. Thank you for jumping in Jennifer, because I didn’t understand the question. Yeah, that is exactly right. I then I wasn’t clear enough, but I’m so glad that it’s my fault in all of us about purchasing it because that’s, again, how I first attended it is purchasing the videos to have that in kind of evergreen, which is fantastic.
And hello, Tommy. You joined us. Hi there. Um, hi Tommy. Oh, thank you. Hi. Oh, you’re welcome. Yeah, I know. What’s do you have a, um, what’s up Tommy? Nice to see you. I just thank you for joining us. I was just doing something and I thought I’ll just skip the last 15 minutes. It’s my birthday.
Thank you. Try to relax out and wonderful sunny Southern California, pretty library area by myself. I’ll have to sing her happy birthday to birthday. Oh my gosh. She’s so quick sister. Happy birthday to you. You
even got a kitty pastor? Yes. Wonderful. Do you have any. I I’m, uh, I really want to try to come in October. I have a virtual ticket and I’m working on making it work to go in person because I think, you know, everything I’m hearing and just the time I’ve spent with all of you over the past many weeks, um, I would love it.
I hope that some of you who I’ve gotten to know and some of the Q and A’s and in the coaching calls, I hope some of you will be there because that would be so much fun to spend some time with you in person. If I know you’re going, that’ll push me even more. What’s going, are you going to ship out? Okay.
Freestyle. Are you going? Jackie’s going, Jenny’s going. She’s going. She lives in Scottsdale. Awesome. Oh, well that’s convenient. Yeah. Jessica Jennifer’s coordinator, Jennifer.
It sounds wonderful. You guys are creating an atmosphere. That just sounds great. Yeah. I’m still plugging away. I’m making, I’m making a little headway, but it’s still plugging away. I wanted to launch by today. That was my goal, but it’s gotten pushed off a little bit. That’s okay though. I think as long as I keep setting timelines and keep, you know, I try to have a mixture of putting a little pressure on myself, but not putting so much that I just shut down and don’t want to do it.
So I’m trying to find Christelle. I heard, I actually watched the playback of the pod. Yeah, coaching call. Cause I didn’t get to go on it. And I saw that you launched so congratulations. That was very exciting to hear. Um, I always have that. Yay. I’m so happy for you and oh, I feel like such a loser. You know, I try to let that part go.
No, you wonder sometimes if you’ll ever be able to like actually jump out of the plane, you know, well, my relaunch was supposed to happen in 2016. There you go. Yeah. It isn’t taking you five years to launch. You’re doing it wrong. So for anyone who’s watching this recorded this, you know, hopefully for those of you who are feel like some of us who’ve taken a long time and it’s hard to take those steps.
I know Cheryl, you said it took you a little while also. Um, you know, so. And I remember, I don’t remember which call it was on, but Charlotte had said her biggest regret, she had hit 200 and she said her biggest regret was that she didn’t jump in sooner. She didn’t just get started. And so I kind of play that in my head a little bit too.
My, my latest motto to myself as like launch launch, messy, just go, you know, like, don’t wait for it to be just right. Just it’s important. If you just start doing it, if you don’t start doing it, you won’t know what to tweak. I would like to challenge you to at least be launched by podcasts live because then you’ll have a direction where you want to go.
Once you get there, if you don’t launch by then that whole experience will be well, I don’t know which thing I should go to because I haven’t started yet. And I don’t know what I need work on. And I don’t know what you have to launch by October promising. No, I will. But at the very least I’m giving you space and time and holding space for you, Tommy.
I don’t do that for very many people.
Tommy you are, you are, do you have a, um, some people hate this word and it’s the only one that can do you have an accountability buddy, someone who can just kind of help you. You have someone that is helping kind of coaching me and she’s going to do some editing. And so just knowing that I have to kind of meet with her and email with her, it pushes me on the days when I want to go back, you know, it pushes me forward some more and I’ll have to say also that there’s a difference between what we imagined in our minds, that our show is going to be at least for me and what it has evolved into, um, as I’ve started to work on it.
And so part of me feels like, oh, I’m critical of myself. I’m procrastinating or I’m being perfectionistic, but it’s also because I’m evolving. Who I’m speaking to how I want to say it. What makes what’s the most important thing that I want to say? I’m evolving those things also. And that’s, so I feel like that’s part of my process.
It, you know, I know I need to also as LC do the, do the thing, I gotta do the thing, you know, but, well, the last one is important, what you want to say, but who you talk to is not really in your control because say that your podcast is here to help this person in that person. But whoever listens, listens, like you have no control over that whatsoever.
Make sure that you say what you want to say. Right, right. But you kind of have an idea of like who in my mind, like who it is. You’re kind of speaking to, you know, but anyway, I just wanted to say that out loud, but I don’t think it’s just about like, oh, I’m just putting it off. It’s also about sort of evolving the process, but at some point you have to stop evolving, just go do it.
That’s all I’m going to no, one’s accusing you of procrastinating time. Yeah, I know. But I’m just saying like you have, you clearly have a process that you’re working through. I just, but I also want you to, I also want you to be able to take advantage of all these other experiences that you’re doing so that you don’t waste your time and your money and stuff.
I want you to be able to like, know what’s what it’s all about and what you need next. When you surround yourself with. Fellow students and teachers. Yes. Thank you. Um, I want to ask you, I, maybe you spoke about it in the first 45 minutes that I missed. So I apologize. You’ve, you’ve spoken a little bit about trying to create in the squad.
Um, a little more of an interactive component. You were working on that a few weeks ago, and I love that idea because some of us have gotten to know each other a little better and we’re all busy. It’s not like everyone’s going to have time to be on there all the time, but sometimes we finished the call and I think about something and I want to reach out to Cheryl or I’d want to, you know, um, it would be nice for there to be somewhere I’m not, Facebook is a little, I have mixed feelings sometimes.
So anyway, I like idea. Yeah, yeah, sure. Jen. And I met with a membership consultant. Um, who’s going to help us sort of rebuild it and she suggested another tool that wasn’t circled that I’ve been meaning to try out. So that’s why I haven’t like dumped you into this community yet. Cause I’m afraid I’m going to have to move you.
And I don’t want to have to do that. So I just need maybe, um, maybe we can look at the other one in the next week or so maybe by the next time I CA you know that I’m here for you guys for QA, I’ll have an answer or I’ll have put you in there just so you can interact with one another. Cause I do think, I still think it’s a good idea.
I just, once I talked to her, I was like, oh, maybe I should check that one out first. I do like circle though circles. My favorite so far. Yeah, just I’m so, but yeah, I’m on that and that’s fine. No worries. No. Tommy, you can always, you know, whether it’s me or someone else you want to reach out to, um, on, uh, she podcast site is, you know, connect her with me there.
Yeah, yeah. Messaged me. I have my email. Please feel free to do that. And,
um, is there an, I should probably know this at this point, but is there a directory of people who are members that we have access to maybe their emails or phone numbers and you know, maybe that make that an option if people want their number available to other members so they can contact them. Um, again, that’s probably something that is very obvious in the website.
There is a member directory of all the people that have set up a profile. It doesn’t have their, it might have their email, it doesn’t have their phone number. Got it. Um, but if you’ve set up a profile in there, if you go under community, there should be one for member directory. It’s not, um, Again, I know it’s not being used as robustly as I would have liked when I built it.
Um, so that’s why the other thing is coming, but you can probably find contact information there. Well, I knew there was, yeah, that’s why I said reach out to me on this site, but I didn’t know if there was like a phone number directory that was something people would opt into or, um, for email. But anyway, so, um, but I’ve got to build that.
That’s actually something that is part of the kind of revamped membership that is probably coming directory of that people can opt into. Um, and then you’ll have everybody’s contact info
three in the morning. No.
Forgot about the time change. Yeah. You guys so much for being here today. Um, and for your questions, if you have anything else, just email me, um, Jessica, she podcasts. Um, and yeah, I’ll, I’ll get that together for you guys as soon as I can. I’m sorry. I know it’s taken me a long time. The event comes first. Um, sorry, I just wanted to ask if it was still in the works as well.
Yeah, definitely. Yep. It is. And I’m, and I’m getting help to manage that stuff. So I promise it’ll be in the next two weeks. It’s good to see everyone. Thank you. Yes, you too. Nice to see you guys. Thank you so much. Um, Jessica, I just check with you for about five minutes and Jennifer with whatever, you know, should we stay on this or what, what are we reconnected down here?
I’ll stay on here. That’s fine. Thank you, Jenny. And thank you crystal that you told me. Nice to see you. Happy birthday. Tell me
I, okay. Okay. So yay. Um, I’m going to hit stop so it doesn’t record anymore. Okay.