Greetings PM Family,
Podcast Movement is excited to announce the launch of Podcast Movement University! Read on for more on this and the free SHIFT kickoff event on Tuesday, July 14. We are also taking RSVPs for the upcoming 28-Day Podcast Launch Challenge that begins on Monday, July 6.
Several months ago, Podcast Movement put out a survey asking you what we could do to bring you the most value as podcasters and podcast professionals. You put COMMUNITY and NETWORKING at the top of the list. Ask and you shall receive!
Additionally, you shared all kinds of ideas for year-round support. Education for getting your podcast off the ground, making it better, or growing as a podcast professional were popular topics.
PODCAST MOVEMENT UNIVERSITY will have all of this, and more!
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Main Activity Feed
Think Facebook Groups, with more organization, more options, and less Facebook! You can tag posts with their relevant topic(s) for more natural categorization, and you can even click the Topics button to check out only the conversations that are most relevant to you.
The Feed is where you'll see all the public conversations happening, as well as all the posts from your assigned groups.
Speaking of Groups…
We've got all kinds of groups in the University, and you can think of them as “communities within the community.” Whether you're a new podcaster or business podcaster, there's a group for you. If you're looking for guests or looking to be a guest on another show, there's a group for you. If you'd like to share your show and get feedback, you guessed it, there's also a group for you.
Join one or all of them, and get the conversations started!
One of the things we're most excited about is beginning to host weekly meetups. Some just for networking with other University members, while others will be more focused and guided around a specific topic.
Our first big event, though, is one we're super excited about: SHIFT!
SHIFT Virtual Conference – July 14
SHIFT is PM University's kickoff virtual event, and it's free to participate. As long as you're in the University (also free), you're invited!
Over the past 14 years, podcasting has evolved from an idea to a movement. Through trials, tribulations, not to mention a pandemic, podcasters and the podcast industry have not only survived, but thrived.
SHIFT 2020 is an online celebration of this strength and perseverance, intending to help everyone involved with podcasting be the best they can be, even in the most troubling of times.
Join us “virtually” for keynotes, conversations, and networking. More details to come!
Once you join the University, join the SHIFT group, and you're IN!
RSVP For The Next 28 Day Launch Your Podcast Challenge!
We welcome a new class of aspiring podcasters every other month for the FREE 28-Day Podcast Launch Challenge. The challenge exists to help anyone that wants to start a podcast but is feeling timid, concerned that they may not have the resources, unsure about their idea or topic, etc.
The free class allows you to take baby steps over 28 days that will help you to go from zero to launch. We consider a lot of variables that range from what is realistic regarding your budget, time, technical abilities, and strategies for testing your podcast idea. If you stick with the program each day, you will successfully launch your show at the end of the class.
Don't take our word for it. Here are some testimonials from recent students. —
“I thought that the challenge was great. If you create your podcast on your own, you don't have anyone to help you. However, if you go through the launch process with a big group of other people who are new as well, then you can ask other people for help.” – Liani from Cool and Crazy Cats (Note: Liani was ten years old when she launched her show!)
“The Podcast Movement challenge was right on time! It brought so much clarity and took so much of the guesswork out of the startup process” – Rhonda Williams from the Money, Life & Limitless Possibilities Podcast.
“The Podcast Movement challenge was great, having an idea it's not enough sometimes, you need the right community to share it with and let them guide you through it.” – Precious Samson from the Precious Moments Podcast.
“The entire Fixin Vixens team participated in the Podcast Movement Challenge. It allowed us all to stay focused on what's important and learn about the critical ‘must do's and don'ts' for launching a podcast. I loved the camaraderie, as well. I recognized one of the pod squad members at Podcast Evolutions in Feb and had a lot of fun sharing stories.” – Janice Jensen from Fixin Vixens
“The Podcast Movement Challenge helped me finally launched my idea after a few years of procrastination! It helped give me the structure I needed and also stick to a plan. And thanks to the others in the challenge who were there to help and keep me honest! 🙂” – Stéphane Jutras from The Divorced Dad Diaries
The Future Is Now…
We're super excited to welcome you to be one of the first to try out the all-new Podcast Movement University and can't wait to see you on the inside!
You are appreciated,
“When an idea reaches critical mass, there is no stopping the SHIFT; its presence will induce.” – Marianne Williamson