Cake on the MAPCON Beach
Sep 26, 2019 · 1 hr 15 min
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Ep.22 - Cake on the MAPCON Beach

Tim and Kyle are back to talk about their MAPCON (Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference; now rebranded Independent Podcast Conference) experience and the 10 things they learned while having their podcasting cake on the beach in Atlantic City.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle's Top 10 MAPCON 2019 Takeaways.
  • Where have Tim and Kyle been for the past few weeks?
  • Podwrecked has a new tagline: Survive Your Podcast!

MAPCON 2019 Top 10 Takeaways

  • #1 - Tim: Clear/Clarity - An aspects of podcasting you need to be clear (Intro/Outro, Show notes, Purpose, Why)
  • #2 - Kyle: The Future is Local and you need to double down on your niche - Meetups, Localized Content, Live Recording, Weekly FB Hangouts
  • #3 - Tim: Utilize tech to the fullest (Instagram, FB Live, Audiograms, LinkedIn)
  • #4 - Kyle: Goal Setting - Your podcast needs focus, discernment, and prioritization
  • #5 - Tim: Strong Branding (Audio brand, Intro/Outro, Music, Scripting FB Live, IGTV)
  • #6 - Kyle: Monetization requires that you have a small business connected to your podcast (email list, a product, and consistency)
  • #7 - Tim: Live, Live, LIVE! Don't be a podcast elitist -- use live streaming, Youtube, Periscope, Twitch, FB Live, IGTV and go LOOOOOOONG with your "VALUE BOMBS"
  • #8 - Kyle: Verbal Branding and Sonic Branding is a thing you should be thinking about before someone takes yours (Smart Speakers)
  • #9 - Tim: Conferences/Conventions are expensive. Plan according and decide which ones have what you need.
  • #10 - Kyle: Don't be a podcast elitist and only create content for your podcast. Have you ever thought of turning your podcast into a book?

Questions to ask yourself if you Podwreck:

  • How long has the episode been out to the world?
  • How many people already have this episode?
  • Do I want everyone to get the corrected episode?
  • Do I care enough to put a re-post in my feed?
  • How long do you want to wait for Apple Podcasts to update from my change?
  • Did anyone even notice there was a problem?

MAPCON Quotes:

  • "Don't Suck" - Niel J. Guilarte
  • "Not Everyone Listens to Podcasts" - Ross Brand
  • "You need to create a niche. And if someone had already beaten you there?
  • Create a sub-niche!" - Dr. Tyson Franklin
  • "Sometimes you are not your target market." - Jeffery Bradbury
  • "Make a podcast that YOU want to listen to." - David Steele
  • "Oh! And by the way, check out my podcast!" - Niel J. Guilarte
  • "Podcasting is a delivery system." - Mathew Passy
  • "When I hit play, START THE PODCAST!" - Mathew Passy
  • "Don't Stop. Keep Going." - Nick G.
  • "Not only podcasters but expert listeners." - Karen Yankovich
  • "The future is local." - Samantha (Sam) Riley

Industry Predictions:

Podwrecked is an extension of:

Audience Challenge:

  • TODO: Way-Back Music
  • TODO: Prediction Music

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Podwrecked is a Gagglepod production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

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