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Podwrecked is about exploring the ebb and flow of the podcast industry. Join your hosts Tim Brien (@kdoi_podcasting) and Kyle Bondo (@merchantsofdirt) as they navigate the uncharted dangers of podcast news and guide you through the wasteland of podcast failure to safer harbors. What you learn could save your podcast!

Sep 26, 2019

Ep.22 - Cake on the MAPCON Beach

Tim and Kyle are back to talk about their MAPCON (Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference; now rebranded Independent Podcast Conference) experience and the 10 things they learned while having their podcasting cake on the beach in Atlantic City.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle's Top 10 MAPCON 2019 Takeaways.
  • Where have Tim and Kyle been for the past few weeks?
  • Podwrecked has a new tagline: Survive Your Podcast!

MAPCON 2019 Top 10 Takeaways

  • #1 - Tim: Clear/Clarity - An aspects of podcasting you need to be clear (Intro/Outro, Show notes, Purpose, Why)
  • #2 - Kyle: The Future is Local and you need to double down on your niche - Meetups, Localized Content, Live Recording, Weekly FB Hangouts
  • #3 - Tim: Utilize tech to the fullest (Instagram, FB Live, Audiograms, LinkedIn)
  • #4 - Kyle: Goal Setting - Your podcast needs focus, discernment, and prioritization
  • #5 - Tim: Strong Branding (Audio brand, Intro/Outro, Music, Scripting FB Live, IGTV)
  • #6 - Kyle: Monetization requires that you have a small business connected to your podcast (email list, a product, and consistency)
  • #7 - Tim: Live, Live, LIVE! Don't be a podcast elitist -- use live streaming, Youtube, Periscope, Twitch, FB Live, IGTV and go LOOOOOOONG with your "VALUE BOMBS"
  • #8 - Kyle: Verbal Branding and Sonic Branding is a thing you should be thinking about before someone takes yours (Smart Speakers)
  • #9 - Tim: Conferences/Conventions are expensive. Plan according and decide which ones have what you need.
  • #10 - Kyle: Don't be a podcast elitist and only create content for your podcast. Have you ever thought of turning your podcast into a book?

Questions to ask yourself if you Podwreck:

  • How long has the episode been out to the world?
  • How many people already have this episode?
  • Do I want everyone to get the corrected episode?
  • Do I care enough to put a re-post in my feed?
  • How long do you want to wait for Apple Podcasts to update from my change?
  • Did anyone even notice there was a problem?

MAPCON Quotes:

  • "Don't Suck" - Niel J. Guilarte
  • "Not Everyone Listens to Podcasts" - Ross Brand
  • "You need to create a niche. And if someone had already beaten you there?
  • Create a sub-niche!" - Dr. Tyson Franklin
  • "Sometimes you are not your target market." - Jeffery Bradbury
  • "Make a podcast that YOU want to listen to." - David Steele
  • "Oh! And by the way, check out my podcast!" - Niel J. Guilarte
  • "Podcasting is a delivery system." - Mathew Passy
  • "When I hit play, START THE PODCAST!" - Mathew Passy
  • "Don't Stop. Keep Going." - Nick G.
  • "Not only podcasters but expert listeners." - Karen Yankovich
  • "The future is local." - Samantha (Sam) Riley

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