We heard that it is okay to change things up from time to time. Some interview podcasters like to bring on a guest host, and turn themselves into the guest. PM co-founder Dan Franks likes to wear his baseball hats “catcher” style, on occasion.
These types of choices brought inspiration to allow the theme for this week’s newsletter to completely change directions! So put your clothes on backwards, queue up some Kris Kross’ Jump Jump to play in the background and lets put this sweet ride (figuratively) in reverse!
Things you should:
Moonwalk to – Spotify will be hosting a week-long intensive program for aspiring female podcasters of color. They are covering all expenses of the five-day workshop, including travel to New York City, six nights of hotel and meal vouchers for breakfast and lunch. The ten finalists will then have the opportunity to pitch their podcasts, with the top three landing their pilot, funded up to $10,000. Please consider sharing this with any podcasters or prospective podcasters that qualify. The deadline for the application is April 10.
Have on your radar (radar spelled backwards is radar) – The Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge is coming back on May 1. If creating a podcast is on your radar (or a friends) then please sign up, remember to mark you calendars. We will share more on this soon!
Reverse Engineer – Andy Barker from the Throwing Down with Andy & Ricardo podcast was using a card table for the last year and a half as a “podcast desk.” It worked, but it was less than ideal. He decided to reach out to his handy woodworking friend to create a custom Podcast desk. They filmed the making of this beauty. You have to check this out!
We thought it would be appropriate to count-down some new speaker announcements for PM18! As Missy Elliott would say … let’s put this list down, flip it and reverse it (Ti esrever dna ti pilf, nwod gniht ym tup … sp?)
Liz Covart – Ben Franklin’s World
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: With Philly being an historic city, we'll learn what the history of radio can teach us about the present and future of podcasting.
Dossie McCraw – Spotify
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Spotify has been making waves in podcasting the last few months, so this is your chance to find out what they're working on, and learn how to become a part of it.
Claudia Romo Edelman – GlobalGoals Cast
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Claudia will discuss how marketers, charities or fundraisers are more likely to secure and maintain brand loyalty when their marketing messages, initiatives and actions are aligned with a heightened, collective social conscience and set of values.
Dan Misener – Pacific Content
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Find out how social media, advertising and, yes, word of mouth can help you reach more listeners and better engage your show's current fans.
Emily Prokop – The Story Behind the Story
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Lots of people would love to make money in podcasting, and Emily will discuss how to make side-hustle money or a full-time income from editing podcasts
Emmitt Muckles – The Billionaire Lifestyle
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Emmitt shares his stories of moving from your innermost idea or passion, to product, and keys to staying consistent.
Giovanna Rossi – Well Woman Life
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Discover ways that podcasters can address social, economic and political equality.
Joey Price – Business, Life and Coffee Podcast
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Hear thoughts on an interesting question: Could the wisdom shared in podcasts one day replace the need for high-priced college tuition?
Marcy Gordon – Wine Road Podcast
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: How to fine tune your podcast and gain an audience
Bart Roselli – Veritone One
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Discussion will center around the desire to provide a voice to underserved audiences, and content that should be brought to the forefront
Julie Broad – Book Launchers
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Learn how to take your existing content and shape it into a business building and podcasting boosting book – with case studies, examples and precise steps to take to create a book you will profit from.
Randy Wilburn – The Zweig Letter
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Ideas and information that will help you suggest, create, and develop a podcast for the company that you already work for.
Molly MacCready – Nonprofit Optimist
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Learn how to take government and non-profit brand’s credible content and turn out captivating, relevant audio.
Rob Peterson – Audioboom
Why you should bend over backwards to attend: Rob will discuss one of the key concerns for podcasters, networks and advertisers: is how to retain and grow audiences.
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While this week's newsletter is backwards, don't get it twisted. Straight up, Podcast Movement 2018 is the can't miss podcaster event of the year.
Thanks for taking this u-turn with us this week. We will depart from this upside down world (Stranger Things reference) and get back to normal next week!
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