You've probably heard of Spring Training, Spring Cleaning or maybe you have been called a Spring Chicken in your day.
Spring is one of our favorite times of year — a season of beginnings and growth — and an ideal time for a fun break between what can be a pricey winter quarter, and the busy summer months.
Whether you’ve already had a traditional Spring Break trip by traveling somewhere warm, enjoyed a staycation alternative or took a full 30 minutes for lunch at work… we thought that it would be appropriate to enjoy Spring Break in this week’s edition of the newsletter.
When you get ready for a vacation on Spring Break, you make a list of things to pack and prepare. So for our spring break newsletter, we decided to share our newest speaker announcements AND give you a list of things to learn from them at PM18. Because the sand may brush off, the salt may wash away, and tans will fade, but the learnings and connections from PM18 will last forever.
Amita Patel – Inside Pop Podcast
What to learn: Strategies for non-political podcasts, in a political world.
Ant McGinley – Abrupt Audio
What to learn: How to start a podcast with no equipment, no podcast, no title and no content (nothing but an RSS feed).
Bill Nowicki – Marietta Stories Podcast
What to learn: The quickest way to podcast sponsorship just might be by starting a local podcast.
Chelsea Cox – Deliberations
What to learn: The most basic, powerful editing techniques to boost your podcast quality.
Chris Huskins – Abrupt Audio
What to learn: Improvising with equipment, voices, and ideas found amongst the audience, Ant McKinley and Chris Huskins will make and upload a podcast during the session, which everyone will be able to hear immediately.
Christopher W Luecke – Pubcast Worldwide
What to learn: How to record an in-person, traveling podcast.
Danielle “Berry” Sykes – Podcasts in Color
What to learn: How to make and use Audiograms to promote your show in the most dynamic way possible.
Gregg Clunis – Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
What to learn: What “Infinity Loops” are and how you can use them to launch or grow a podcast and create a consistent stream of discovery.
James Cridland – PodNews
What to learn: Find out how social media, advertising, and word of mouth can help you reach more listeners and better engage your show's current fans.
Jamie Lieberman – Hashtag Legal
What to learn: Answers to commonly asked legal questions by podcasters and how to protect yourself, your content and your guests.
Jennifer Melrose – Influencer Entrepreneurs
What to learn: Facebook and Instagram are rewarding users that use their live broadcasting tools…learn how to leverage this as podcasters.
Jessica Kupferman – True Native Media
What to learn: Why podcast advertising is not just for big shows, and how to set your show up for success, and get your show sponsored.
Joel Sharpton – Pro Podcasting Services
What to learn: Professional podcast editors share stories on how to make a living editing podcasts.
Kara Lamerato – Wedding Planning Podcast
What to learn: Five key strategies for intentional content creation that serve to build trust and connection with your audience, plus exactly how you can use these strategies to create a solid foundation for sustainable growth and monetization.
Laura Petersen – Copy that Pops
What to learn: Ways podcasters can leverage psychology for growth, connection and influence.
Matt Marr – The Dear Mattie Show
What to learn: Techniques you can use to tell your story in a way that will get your audience to engage with you, subscribe to you, and even give you money.
Patrice Washington – Redefining Wealth
What to learn: How to kick fear in the face. Make kick-ass content that resonates with your audience, create a vision and voice for your podcast that represents your passion and purpose and build a marketing strategy rooted in partnering with the very people you would be told to compete with on any other platform.
What to learn: How the staff at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania turn esoteric academic research into accessible and timely podcast segments, and how a mostly print-centric team, with the addition of radio veterans, was able to retrain itself to produce content designed for the ear rather than the eye.
Steve Stewart – Steve Stewart Podcast Productions
What to learn: How to make side-hustle money or a full-time income from editing podcasts.
Wayne Henderson – Packers Fan Podcast
What to learn: Just how prevalent and engaging fan podcasts can be, and how to build a large, loyal fan base and how to get those fans to interact and engage with you podcast.
Next week, another announcement of amazing speakers coming to Podcast Movement this summer.
PM18 HOTEL ROOM BLOCK IS FILLING UP FAST!
We got word that hotel rooms under the PM18 discounted rate are filling up faster than they have in the past, which means they will sell out within the next few months, if not sooner. Don't be the attendee staying across the street and missing out on any of the early sessions, late night parties, or impromptu meetups!
Things you should:
Apply (like sunscreen) For – The window of time to apply for first ever Podcast Movement scholarship will expire at the end of this month! If you're new to podcasting and finances are holding you back from attending PM18, then take advantage of this opportunity!
Win (like a limbo contest) in Las Vegas – Coming to NAB this April, or live near Las Vegas? Join us at our Podcast Movement Meetup on April 10!
Join (like pickup beach volleyball) – Our Facebook community just crossed 10,000 members…are you a part of it? If not, we'd love to have you!
Stop doing (like running by the pool) – There was a great thread on Reddit this week, where podcast listeners shared what made them stop listening to podcasts. If you do any of these things, consider not!
Remind your friends about – Like Spring Break – all good things eventually come to an end. The lowest available price for PM18 will increase after midnight tonight. It would be a shame to pay more, when you can get the best deal today!
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And remember: what happens on Spring Break… gets talked about on a podcast,
”Does February like March? No, but April May” – Parent Joke
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