Happy Wednesday PM Family,
PLUS, next week we announce the first round of speakers for PM: Evolutions!
The podcast community believes in its-elf
For episode three of the season, we're taking a long look at the power of the Podcasting Community.
This communal idea that we have the power to lift the medium together bubbled over in many of the interviews we conducted at PM19. We dedicated an entire episode to discovering just how creators have embraced this connection.
Season four of Podcast Movement Sessions was produced by Ted Woods and is sponsored by Storyblocks! A fantastic resource for all your stock footage, AE templates, SFX, and music bed needs. For more information visit: Storyblocks.com/PodcastMovement
The PodMov Daily newsletter is the gift that keeps on giving, but not in the “you really shouldn't have” sort of way.
Our new ambassador program allows you to earn prizes that would make Santa jealous, just by merely sharing the newsletter with your friends.
Content strategist and podcast librarian Ma’ayan Plaut has written a definite, actionable article on how to boost a podcast’s discoverability with SEO strategy. It outlines how to use transcripts, audiograms, and tags to enhance engagement with new and existing listeners.
In a compelling review, audio drama writer and producer Matthew McLean explores applications of Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Newport is the author of Deep Work (2016) a well-regarded guide to developing focus. He defines ‘digital minimalism’ as:
“A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support the things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.”
What is more fun than taking an Elfie?
PM Interviews/Mini-Documentaries featuring
Ashley Barnhart and Hendel Leiva.
Podcast Movement is proud to share more stories from members of the community each week through the PM mini-documentaries and interviews. The videos were recorded this past August at Podcast Movement 2019. We invite you to check out the new videos for this week as well as other great content on our official YouTube channel.
This week we hear from Ashley Barnhart from the Adult Struggles podcast and Hendel Leiva from the Immigration MIC podcast.
Podcast Movement raises a holiday toast to the Creators Group. They captured so many amazing stories from podcasters. They rock!
Learn more about Ashley and Hendel!
Santa's Workshop: PM community updates!
- The 28 Day Launch Your Podcast Challenge Returns on January 1 – Podcast Movement is proud to partner with Acast to bring back this FREE challenge next month.
The challenge is perfect for anyone that is wanting to start their podcast and could benefit from a set of daily steps that go from zero to launch in 28 days. It also offers a private community setting for encouragement and support from members of the PM team and fellow students that are also going through the process.
- If you could tell yourself one thing (3 words or less) before you launched your podcast… what would you say? – The PM Facebook Community has a ton of engagement and great advice. We would love for you to share your insights with the group.
- The PM Stories on Instagram are a lot of fun! – We encourage you to check them out and interact with us.
Smiling is Our Favorite
Does your previous podcast episodes enjoy an elf-worthy shelf life? Just like an Elf on the Shelf keeps things fresh with different scenarios, you can promote your older episodes like new.
The fun of Elf on the Shelf for adults is making it do something different each day of December. Think of your podcast episodes like that — there are so many different ways to bend a particular show and frame it so you can keep promoting it.
Like our Elf-friend, you can update your content for various contexts. Here is an article that will hopefully give you some ideas.
Elf on a Shelf, like podcasting, started from humble beginnings but has grown into an international phenomenon. We hope that your show will experience similar growth opportunities this month and also in the new year!
Have your (s)elf a Happy Holidays,
P.S. We announce speakers for Evolutions next week!
“I don’t want to hear what’s hot and feel I have to copy it. I’ll make up my own thing.”
– Missy Elfiott