As a content creator we have access to so many tools and platforms we can use to connect with our audiences and build online communities. Based on Facebook’s massive user base, we need to understand all of the tools they provide and how to best use them to our advantage. In this episode we cover the basics and introduce you to some cool features you might not know about that you can start using on your Facebook Page right now!
I hope that by now you are already sold on the idea of using live streaming to connect with your audience and to build your brand. But at this point, you’re might be wondering exactly where to start. I’m here to help with my recommendations for the best live streaming social networks to explore. This list covers the most popular platforms and the ones that will serve you well in building an audience and connections that can last in the years to come. Follow me if you need more encouragement to get started on your own live streaming journey. I promise it will be a lot of fun.
One day as I was scrolling through my Instagram Stories feed, I began to notice that many of my podcasting friends were promoting their shows on Instagram. After weeks of attempting to analyze this culture behind this trend on Instagram I decided to just give in and embrace it while it’s still fun and enjoyable. I’ll leave it up to the Insta-experts to figure out why Podcasts and Instagram are so perfectly suited that they are like a match made in heaven. Just kidding – I go deep into this phenomenon and how you can take advantage of it in this post!
As a podcaster I know that there are a lot of pain points we face especially when we launch our first podcast. What we really need is a good podcast marketing plan that includes a little automation to make our lives easier. Relief is here in the form of a wonderful digital media marketing tool called Zapier. Be sure to watch the video but also click play to listen to the podcast where you can discover more tools that help reduce the amount of time you spend on your podcast marketing plan so you can more time creating your content.
In the fall of 2009 I uploaded my first ever YouTube video. Nine year later, and over 300 videos later and I’m proud to see that I have over 1 million YouTube views on the Ms. Ileane Speaks channel. TO celebrate, the milestone I wanted to do something different. Actually it was something I said…
In this episode of the podcast I explore some of the top myths about hosting a podcast using Anchor as a free podcast host. In February of 2018, Anchor Version 3 launched with an updated app and a long awaited desktop recording dashboard. Version 3 (the current version) has an even stronger focus on podcasting! As you can see, Anchor is constantly being updated and at times it’s difficult to keep up with all the iterations so let me give you a hand. Please listen to the episode and let me know what you think.
The long awaited business model for Anchor.fm is finally here. Listener Support is the new option that can be turned on inside your Anchor dashboard if you are a U.S. based podcaster. In this post I share my thoughts on taking donations through Anchor’s Listener Support and I even share a demo of how you can donate. Watch as I sign up to support one of my favorite Anchor podcasters during a YouTube live stream.
If you want to build a loyal following on YouTube it’s really important to post fresh content consistently. Your goal is to become part of your viewer’s daily or weekly routine. I do weekly live streams on YouTube and in this video I share 5 YouTube productivity tools, that I use and recommend to help you easily publish and promote your YouTube videos. I’ll even include my favorite tools that help build engagement with your audience during live streams!
Digital Media News for August 2018 I had the pleasure of attending Podcast Movement 2018, which took place in my home town of Philadelphia. Follow the hashtag #PM18 streams on Twitter and Instagram for an overall picture of the experience of the attendees. In this video and in my Podcast Movement related live streams on…
Can your listeners play your podcast on Alexa? If you already started your podcast this episode of Ms. Ileane Speaks is going to be important to the future growth of your show. If you are just getting started or still in the planning stages of your podcast this episode is going to help you as well. I want to help prepare you for the future and get you thinking about the next generation of podcast listeners who will be looking for your show on their smart speakers.