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Rich Brooks
Works at President of flyte new media, a web design and internet marketing company. Enjoy killing zombies and long walks on the beach. Expert blogger for FastCompany.com Amateur husband and dad.
Attended Skidmore College
Lives in Scarborough, ME
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Great job, Nate! Very slick and professional!
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Problems with Skype and Call Recorder

Lately I've been having less than stellar results with Skype and Call Recorder. Glitches, delays, etc. Of course it could be my connection, but everything else seems fine. 

Can anyone else suggest some alternatives for remote interview based shows?
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If you have iOS devices - check out the RECAP 2 on kickstarter -  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/igorramos/recap-2-record-iphone-calls-in-ipad-android-mobile?ref=live -  This will allow you to record Skype calls using nothing more than two iOS devices and a good recording app like bossjock.   If you want to hear the quality check out ep 11 of the Feed - about 18 minutes in.   If you don't have iOS devices the set up I use for podcast411 is - http://www.podcast411.com/mixer.pdf - It is IMO the best way to record Skype calls. 
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This breaks my rule of never joining any community that would have me as a member. 
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+Juha Liikala Likewise. Ultimately, it will ALWAYS come down to the early adopters, I feel. Seriously. Guys like you, +Rich Brooks, +Fernando Camacho and +Jared Easley (just in the last 15mins) have started something. It's up to you guys to help fuel the growth. That's really the way it is. Think about it for a moment... 
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I hate this question when people ask me the same thing about email marketing, but here goes: is there a best day for releasing your podcast? Or, maybe a better question is: why did you choose the day you did to release your podcast?
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I agree with +Dan York. The day of the week matters a whole lot less than release schedule consistency. If you podcast, you are asking your listeners to give you their valuable time. Do that consistently.
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I just launched The Marketing Agents Podcast, an interview-style show where I talk to today's top marketers in search, social & mobile marketing. My interviews with Amy Porterfield and James Wedmore are now live, and in the near future I'll have Chris Brogan, Michael Port, Jay Baer, John Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Shama Kabani and more. 

Feedback welcome!
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That's a great idea! I don't think I would have done it w/my interview w/Chris Ducker who lives in the Philippines, but everyone else, sure!
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This is like Ferris Bueller's Day Off…Director's Cut.
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A client asked me today about the demographics of podcast listeners. On one level, I thought it was like asking the demographics of people who watch TV (most everyone), but wondering if there were any recent stats and demographics you could recommend. 
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Thanks, everyone.@webby2001 has been in my Influencers Twitter list for some time…I hadn't thought to hit him up. 
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Here's that segment that's airing tonight on local TV I did on podcasting. Used a lot of the ideas that everyone shared with me, so thanks!

http://www.flyteblog.com/flyte/2013/08/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-podcasting.html
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I'm the "tech guru" on our local NBC affiliate here in Maine. About once a month I go on the evening news program to do a tech segment. I pitched--and got approved--one on podcasting!

I was thinking about explaining what podcasting is (this is for the general public...many have never heard one), how to find one that's right for you on iTunes, talk about Stitcher and how it's coming installed in autos now, and possibly how to start your own.

What else do you think I should cover?
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I think examples of what's out there will pique the most interest. For example, "Love to cook? There are ### cooking and recipe podcasts on iTunes!" "Love new movie discussions? There are ### movie critic podcasts on iTunes!"

If you have any footage of people listening to podcasts while cooking in their kitchens, jogging on a treadmill, or commuting by car/subway - you've shown people a way to be more productive and explore interests during downtime. They'll remember those visuals next time they're sitting in traffic listening to the same recycled Clear Channel playlist on their radio.

Stats can also push a "jump on the bandwagon" effect, depending on your angle and audience. Interesting stats here: http://www.slideshare.net/webby2001/the-podcast-consumer-2012

* Roughly 3/10 Americans have listened to an audio podcast.
* 1/4 have watched a video podcast.
* 1/6 Americans consumed a podcast in the last month.
* HALF of podcast consumers are ages 12-34, a coveted market demographic.
* 4/10 podcast consumers have household income of $75K or more.
* 1/5 smartphone owners also consume podcasts.
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Just want to thank +Ileane Smith for inviting me to the group, now that I actually have a podcast! Looking to learn a bunch here!
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+Ken Burgin, thanks! I've been lucky in meeting a lot of these folks at big events like Social Media Marketing World and BlogWorld (now NMX) and just striking up conversations with them. And there may have been bourbon involved.
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President of flyte new media, a Web design and Internet marketing company. Enjoy killing zombies and long walks on the beach. Also have a web marketing blog. Fast Company Expert Blogger and regular contributor to Social Media Examiner.

Currently addicted to Twitter, so follow me there.
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Got all my business training from typing papers for beer money in college. Since most business majors couldn't type, I learned a lot through osmosis.
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