There are some recommended social media podcast that I wanted to share with you.
First understand that there are literally thousands of podcast available to listen to. You name the subject and there is, in all likelihood a podcast for that particular subject. Before I go on I wanted to let you know that I have a published blog post on “What is a Podcast?“, but I wanted to touch bases on this subject again. If you are listening to Smart Social Media Notes on your smart phone or mobile device then you already know what a podcast is. You could be listening directly from Smart Office Help’s website or even on our YouTube channel. So, if you don’t know then let me explain briefly.
I’ll answer the question of what a podcast is, tell you a little about my podcast journey and impart to you some recommended social media podcast I list to.
I’m amazed at how many people don’t know what a podcast is. Most have never heard of a podcast. Although I’m amazed, I’m not surprised.
What is a Podcast?
When ask I simply state, “It’s a mini radio show on the internet. It can also be considered a web broadcast. You can access a series of episodes which can be downloaded by utilizing a RSS Feed.” There are those that think that a one time recording posted to a web page constitutes a podcast episodes. That would be incorrect. The operative word is a series of episodes.
My Podcast Journey…
I originally became acquainted with this marvelous communications tool in 2008. I ran across podcast shows while using my, then Zune Player interface. I decided to download a video podcast and I was hooked.
At the time I was working in Afghanistan and was starving for quality/entertaining content. I was also looking for content to educate myself on whatever my interest were at that time.
I’ve long since switched devices and don’t really watch the video podcast any longer. I do however listen to a lot of audio podcast created and produced by other business owners. I also produce a couple of shows as well.
Fan Day Radio (Lifestyle Podcast) – LizForADay.com/iTunes
Smart Social Media Notes Podcast – SmartOfficeHelp.com/iTunes
Read Also – How to Subscribe & Listen
Who are Podcasters …
Podcasters are special people in their own right. In General , on a personal level podcasters have tough skins and don’t really care what you say about their shows. They are determined to produce them anyway. Most don’t care where they record them or who listens.
On that note podcast episodes are personal and can be informal. At the same time the informality really gives a personal touch to the shows and the “Keeping it Real Attitude” of the host makes you want to listen to more.
This makes it a perfect venue for business use because followers of your brand will be drawn to the voice of your company. It is all about relationship building. If you decide to produce a podcast for your business you’ll need to focused your message, take it seriously and keep your content on a professional level.
On the flip side of those who produce personal podcast, entrepreneurs also have tough skins but they rely on constructive criticism and produce their shows in a purpose driven manner. It is all about strategy for the business host.
Podcasting for Your Social Media TARGETED Audience…
Podcasting is a low-cost social media venue that can effectively make a huge impact for any business marketing strategy. Why?
✓ Business Podcasting adds an additional social media following choice for your audience.
✓ Business Podcasting gives your brand, business or organization a voice. That is a real voice for your audience to connect with. Connections go hand in hand with building relationships.
✓ Business Podcasting is another avenue where brands can have additional ways to make announcements, provide timely updates and market their business while adding value.
✓ It is also a way to provide unique, informative content to your social medial arsenal.
✓ Business Podcasting is growing in popularity. So it is a great time to jump on the podcast bandwagon if you have a business and you want additional visibility.
Read also – Basic Podcast Gear
If you just want to is then Podcast, they can be easily accessed and digested by utilizing RSS subscription services. This will allow your audience to automatically download new episodes of their favorite shows once they become available.
The Question Now is “Where can I find podcast to listen too?
There are many podcast directories. Of course ITunes is one of the big dogs when it comes to directories, but it is sometimes difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Keep in mind that podcast are generally free, so you can download and listen to the podcast of your choice until your heart is content.
Here are a few directories where you can search and pick up some shows,
However I can help you out if you are looking for Social Media related podcast. I listen to them all the time to pick up additional tips, tools and trick that I can in turn use and also pass on to my audience.
I must admit, I’m a podcast junky. I love consuming content on the go. I’ve found that it is a great way to stay up to date on current issues. I’ve also produced a few podcast in my time. My latest creation is the Smart Social Media Notes Podcast sponsored by, you guessed it Smart Office Help Social Media Agency.
FYI, the descriptions of each of these podcast are from the iTunes directory or from the host website. I’m good a explaining things, but they are all better at explaining their own podcast. I’ve also included links to each of the shows. Here we go.
Here are 11 Recommended Social Media Podcast that I listen to:
Maximize Your Social with Neal Schaffer – (Excerpt from http://maximizeyoursocial.com/podcast/) This is a social media podcast that runs for approximately 10-minutes and the subject matter is about how businesses can better leverage social media.
Blog Tyrant with Ramsay from BlogTyrant.com – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blog-tyrant-xperiments-experiments/id903859427) The goal of this show is to give a new experiment to run on your blog or website each week. He talks about split tests, landing pages, conversions, headlines, WordPress themes and plugins, email marketing, blogging, SEO.
The 2 Create a Website Podcast with Lisa Irby – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-2-create-a-website-podcast/id890631849) She provides the latest tips and tricks on blogging, affiliate marketing, making money online.
Six Minute Social with Afton Negrea – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/six-minute-social-afton-negrea/id739579969) – This is a six minute show where she provides social media tips, news and resources.
The Robert Plank Show – with Robert Plank -(Except from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robert-plank/id562518965) He discusses how to generate passive income and earn a living from home.
Oh So Pinteresting – Cynthia Sanchez – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/oh-so-pinteresting-podcast/id600145220) – She gives the latest Pinterest news and tips to use for business social media marketing plans. She also interviews social media experts, marketers and business owners to bring you the top actionable tips for success for using Pinterest for business.
Ms Ileane Speaks – with Ileane Smith – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ms.-ileane-speaks-podcast/id497327231) Ms Illeane discusses Blogging Tips, Social Media Strategy, and YouTube Tips. Her content is all about building a better blog through content creation mastery and making connections that matter.
Podcast Answer Man – Ciff Ravenscraft – (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-answer-man-podcasting/id208529334) I’ll just say that his podcast is all about podcast. Really he talks more about his personal life and some business stuff and a little about podcasting. However I still enjoy and usually pick up some snippets of good information.
Social Media Marketing with Michael Stelzner – ( Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-media-marketing-podcast/id549899114) You can Discover quick tips for marketing your business, from Social Media Examiner. This is one of my favorites. These shows are usually packed with extremely fantastic information.
The Professional Content Creation Podcast with Rebecca Livermore – (Excerpt from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/professional-content-creation/id589453991) – She shares her tips for content creation and content marketing including blogging tips, podcasting tips, video tips, Kindle tips, and search engine optimization.
There are many more, but I’m sure this will get you going. I would like to shamelessly plug the two podcast that I host again which are:
Smart Social Media Notes Podcast with Elizabeth Hall of SmartOfficeHelp.com -This show’s purpose is to provide educational information in reference to social media platforms, sprinkled with some business tips. Our tag line is Growing Social Networks Through Interactions, Goodwill and Positive Communications, because that is what business social media is all about.
This next one is not a social media podcast, but you may want to check it out. It is my personal podcast where I share the positive aspects of my life. The name of the show is Fan Day Radio which is the companion to Liz’s Fantabulous Day Blog. If you want to really get to know me on a personal level I challenge you to subscribe to this podcast. You can do that at LizForADay.com/itunes. That is my shameless plug for today.
What Are Some Recommended Podcast that you listen to?