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Now displaying: September, 2014
Sep 30, 2014

Jeff Long joins us today to share some things that we can learn to help with eLearning and online training. He provides help with eLearning (as well as video production and web design) at True Focus Media. You can also connect with him on Twitter.
What is eLearning and training?
It's not new - it's as old as the internet. It includes engaging videos and flexible websites.

Many companies haven't even thought of this possibility! Instead of having a trainer come in or having the HR manager do the training, eLearning can benefit companies. Some

Incentvies
Rewards
Gamification

Are there any industries that would benefit more from eLearning?

Software companies
Medical training companies (brainynurses.com is an example)
Non-profit

Styles or formats for eLearning
How you present your material may be determined by your budget.

It may also depend on your audience - what works for them?

Filming a presenter
Power point slides
Quizes and Tests
Webinars
Story-driven/scenario

First steps for eLearning preparation

What do you want to deliver?
What do you want the person to take away?
What are the three or so points to facilitate that?

Keep it simple!

Do your research - make sure you're creating what your client needs!
Resources to get started

ScreenFlow (Mac) or Camptasia Studio (Windows) for screen capture
Udemy
Skillshare
Youtube (use unlisted and embed on a password-protected web page)
eJunkie
Membership plugins for Wordpress
Learning management plugins

Just get started (this theme keeps coming back!). Don't let the technology scare you.
Mark Sieverkropp was a previous guest and has provided several gifts for you as a listener and supporter of this podcast:

"Start a Conversation With Anyone, Anytime" (for sale on Amazon...free to you!)
4 Keys to Great "Reach Out" Emails PDF
Free Sample of my book, Project: Success
Great weekly content on how to grow your network

Get these great resources now!
In the comment section below, please share one of the following:

What is something that you can share with your business/audience in the form of eLearning?
How can I use eLearning to help meet your needs? (I'm planning to put together some tutorials and training soon - I need your input!)

The post Diving into eLearning and online training with Jeff Long (1-19) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 24, 2014

In this session, Joel and Dr. Pei from The Relaunch Show join us to share their experience with radio and podcasting.

Joel has a history with radio and television. Back in  2006, he started a radio show, Finding Your Voice. He also has a book with the same name.  The next step for them was The Relaunch Show.

As they started, they didn't know what they needed to do or have the equipment necessary. They emphasize not to let that stop you from starting. Learn as you go.

"Get it done, then get it right."
What are some tips for people just getting started (specifically for podcasting)?

Learn to respect your listener's time.
Choose the right topic - not just what you know, but something that gets you excited.
The listener has the power, so you need to speak to that listener.

Are there any great lessons that you've gleaned from the many interviews you've had on Relaunch?

Don't second guess yourself. Trust yourself. Move forward anyways.
Fail fast. Fail often.

Final Thoughts
We have a responsibility to take action as it relates to us in our careers, family, and spiritually.
Resources

Finding Your Voice book is a guidebook to help people get in touch with their inner voice.
3 Tips to Find Your Life's Message

In the interview, Joel referenced Indiana Jones. Here's a clip of that scene:

Website consultations
I am looking to expand my website consulting business, Dev By JR. I am offering 15-20 minute consultations for free. So, if you are looking to start or improve your website, go to jrivers.us/schedule to schedule a time to talk to me (either via Skype or phone). If you have a current website, make sure to include the link so I can check it out before we talk. Be prepared to answer at least these two questions:

What is the purpose of your website?
Who is your target audience?

The post Joel and Dr. Pei talk to entrepreneurs about relaunching and podcasting (1-18) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 23, 2014

In this session, Joel and Dr. Pei from The Relaunch Show join us to share their experience with radio and podcasting.

Joel has a history with radio and television. Back in  2006, he started a radio show, Finding Your Voice. He also has a book with the same name.  The next step for them was The Relaunch Show.

As they started, they didn't know what they needed to do or have the equipment necessary. They emphasize not to let that stop you from starting. Learn as you go.

"Get it done, then get it right."
What are some tips for people just getting started (specifically for podcasting)?

Learn to respect your listener's time.
Choose the right topic - not just what you know, but something that gets you excited.
The listener has the power, so you need to speak to that listener.

Are there any great lessons that you've gleaned from the many interviews you've had on Relaunch?

Don't second guess yourself. Trust yourself. Move forward anyways.
Fail fast. Fail often.

Final Thoughts
We have a responsibility to take action as it relates to us in our careers, family, and spiritually.
Resources

Finding Your Voice book is a guidebook to help people get in touch with their inner voice.
3 Tips to Find Your Life's Message

In the interview, Joel referenced Indiana Jones. Here's a clip of that scene:

Website consultations
I am looking to expand my website consulting business, Dev By JR. I am offering 15-20 minute consultations for free. So, if you are looking to start or improve your website, go to jrivers.us/schedule to schedule a time to talk to me (either via Skype or phone). If you have a current website, make sure to include the link so I can check it out before we talk. Be prepared to answer at least these two questions:

What is the purpose of your website?
Who is your target audience?

The post Joel and Dr. Pei talk to entrepreneurs about relaunching and podcasting (1-18) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 16, 2014

Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher have co-authored another book, Hit the Mark! Their first book, Ready, Aim, Fire!, was released last year. In this session, they join us to talk about the creative process they went through.

How did the collaboration process work while preparing for this book?

What were some roadblocks you encountered?

How did you overcome them?

What kind of investment did this book have?

What are the plans for the next book?

How will you approach the next book differently?

What advice would you give to someone working on a multi-author project?

The post Collaborative projects with Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher (1-17) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 16, 2014

Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher have co-authored another book, Hit the Mark! Their first book, Ready, Aim, Fire!, was released last year. In this session, they join us to talk about the creative process they went through.

How did the collaboration process work while preparing for this book?

What were some roadblocks you encountered?

How did you overcome them?

What kind of investment did this book have?

What are the plans for the next book?

How will you approach the next book differently?

What advice would you give to someone working on a multi-author project?

The post Collaborative projects with Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher (1-17) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 10, 2014

Dave Stachowiak, host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast, is in the Academy today to share some insight about online leadership principles. He will discuss some of the principles from that book today.

What is your definition of leadership?

Leadership: Where are you going? Looking at the strategy.
Management: How are you getting there?

Why do you love How to Win Friends and Influence People?
It's so accessible. Anyone can open it, turn to any page, and get something from it.

It has the amazing ability to challenge me, even after reading several times.
What is an example of how one of those principles challenges you?
Enthusiasm is the little secret of success.
Become genuinely interested in other people.
If we want to be effective as content creators, we need to be interested in other people and what they care about. If the content doesn't speak to that person's needs, they won't read it or come back.

Sometimes, what we think they need is different from what they actually need.
Be a good listener. Let others talk about themselves.
Two mistakes we make:

Not thinking through who your audience is going to be beforehand.
Not listening to your community as it grows.

Know who your audience is.

We need to get past the point of just having a "nice article," and give them a tool or resource that is of real value and is life-changing, that is of tremendous value to our audience.
Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.
While you are reaching a broader audience online, it is still a one-on-one interaction.

"Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone." - Andy Stanley

What are some of the other principles that you think are pertinent?

Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.

Dave's wife, Bonnie, is a University professor and has started a podcast, Teaching in Higher Ed. While it is specifically for those that are teaching on a college/university level, she shares a lot of great principles that translate to content creation.

Get your copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People on Amazon (affiliate link)!

Next session, Erik J. Fisher and Jim Woods join us to talk about the process they went through writing their latest book, Hit the Mark! This interview doesn't cover the concepts from the book (energy, time, and focus), but you can listen to the other interview I had with them on Quality Living Made Simple. I would also highly recommend this book (get it on Amazon).

The post Dave Stachowiak shares some online leadership principles (1-16) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 9, 2014

Dave Stachowiak, host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast, is in the Academy today to share some insight about online leadership principles. He will discuss some of the principles from that book today.

What is your definition of leadership?

Leadership: Where are you going? Looking at the strategy.
Management: How are you getting there?

Why do you love How to Win Friends and Influence People?
It's so accessible. Anyone can open it, turn to any page, and get something from it.

It has the amazing ability to challenge me, even after reading several times.
What is an example of how one of those principles challenges you?
Enthusiasm is the little secret of success.
Become genuinely interested in other people.
If we want to be effective as content creators, we need to be interested in other people and what they care about. If the content doesn't speak to that person's needs, they won't read it or come back.

Sometimes, what we think they need is different from what they actually need.
Be a good listener. Let others talk about themselves.
Two mistakes we make:

Not thinking through who your audience is going to be beforehand.
Not listening to your community as it grows.

Know who your audience is.

We need to get past the point of just having a "nice article," and give them a tool or resource that is of real value and is life-changing, that is of tremendous value to our audience.
Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.
While you are reaching a broader audience online, it is still a one-on-one interaction.

"Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone." - Andy Stanley

What are some of the other principles that you think are pertinent?

Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.

Dave's wife, Bonnie, is a University professor and has started a podcast, Teaching in Higher Ed. While it is specifically for those that are teaching on a college/university level, she shares a lot of great principles that translate to content creation.

Get your copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People on Amazon (affiliate link)!

Next session, Erik J. Fisher and Jim Woods join us to talk about the process they went through writing their latest book, Hit the Mark! This interview doesn't cover the concepts from the book (energy, time, and focus), but you can listen to the other interview I had with them on Quality Living Made Simple. I would also highly recommend this book (get it on Amazon).

The post Dave Stachowiak shares some online leadership principles (1-16) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 2, 2014

Thanks to GuyCM for leaving a reivew on iTunes! To get your iTunes reviews e-mailed directly to you go to: creativestudio.academy/mypodcastreviews

Dave Jackson is from the School of Podcasting. teaches Microsoft Office. He loves to do classroom training, but also does online training. He is the bridge to get others from where they are to where they want to be.
The first thing is "Who is your audience?" and "What do they want to know?"

Really get to know who that person is

"Why am I getting into podcasting?"

Are you looking to get your message out?
Just for fun?
You need to know the why.

It's not "build it and they will come." When you start, your audience is small. It will be your "why" that will get you through.

After you figure out who your audience is, go find where they are.

Google relevant searches. For Dave's Logical Weight Loss podcast, he searched "top fitness apps" and found several forums. That's where he found his audience. He took some time to interact with them and answer questions.

How do you prepare for your podcast?

Get a system in place to capture your ideas, like Evernote or your voice recorder.
It's a 4-to-1 rule with podcasting (1 minute podcast takes 4 minutes).
Try not to do the typical interview with a person.
Be realistic about how many downloads you'll get.
Have a takeaway for your listener - summary of what was covered.

What are some steps for each individual episode

Dave uses Feedly.com to capture RSS feeds for different blogs.
Use Google Alerts to e-mail you results or deliver via RSS.
Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to keep current.
Create a folder on your computer to collect files and ideas for upcoming episodes.

What are some tips for effectively promote?

Make content that is WOW!
Figure our where your audience is
The key is to make friends with them
Have your profile figured out - don't leave it blank or default!
Business cards - some with basic contact information, some with specific info about the podcast
When you start out, you have to go out and tell people.
Take advantage of having a small audience.
Have some sample clips on your About page. Then have your iTunes, etc. links.

What kind of time commitment could someone expect for promotion?

Buffer - batch tweets ahead of time.
Always in promotion mode.
Maybe a good hour a day, broken up throughout the day.
Again, develop the relationships with your audience - they will eventually become your evangelists.
It sometimes takes awhile for people to follow though.

Money expectations?

If you are too strapped for money, don't get into podcasting.
There aren't too many hobbies you can do for free. On the otherhand, you don't have to spend $2,000.
There are many advantanges of this:
You'll be seen as an expert.
You'll get to know your customer better.

Go in with realistic expectations. Get started and begin reaping the rewards.
What to expect at School of Podcasting (creativestudio.academy/sop):

Everything you need in one place to start podcasting.
Equipment and software recommendations.
How to promote your podcast.
Access to Dave.
Community on Facebook

Dave also has a great show for DIY webmasters: Weekly Web Tools

The post Podcasting tips from Dave Jackson (1-15) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Sep 2, 2014

Thanks to GuyCM for leaving a reivew on iTunes! To get your iTunes reviews e-mailed directly to you go to: creativestudio.academy/mypodcastreviews

Dave Jackson is from the School of Podcasting. teaches Microsoft Office. He loves to do classroom training, but also does online training. He is the bridge to get others from where they are to where they want to be.
The first thing is "Who is your audience?" and "What do they want to know?"

Really get to know who that person is

"Why am I getting into podcasting?"

Are you looking to get your message out?
Just for fun?
You need to know the why.

It's not "build it and they will come." When you start, your audience is small. It will be your "why" that will get you through.

After you figure out who your audience is, go find where they are.

Google relevant searches. For Dave's Logical Weight Loss podcast, he searched "top fitness apps" and found several forums. That's where he found his audience. He took some time to interact with them and answer questions.

How do you prepare for your podcast?

Get a system in place to capture your ideas, like Evernote or your voice recorder.
It's a 4-to-1 rule with podcasting (1 minute podcast takes 4 minutes).
Try not to do the typical interview with a person.
Be realistic about how many downloads you'll get.
Have a takeaway for your listener - summary of what was covered.

What are some steps for each individual episode

Dave uses Feedly.com to capture RSS feeds for different blogs.
Use Google Alerts to e-mail you results or deliver via RSS.
Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to keep current.
Create a folder on your computer to collect files and ideas for upcoming episodes.

What are some tips for effectively promote?

Make content that is WOW!
Figure our where your audience is
The key is to make friends with them
Have your profile figured out - don't leave it blank or default!
Business cards - some with basic contact information, some with specific info about the podcast
When you start out, you have to go out and tell people.
Take advantage of having a small audience.
Have some sample clips on your About page. Then have your iTunes, etc. links.

What kind of time commitment could someone expect for promotion?

Buffer - batch tweets ahead of time.
Always in promotion mode.
Maybe a good hour a day, broken up throughout the day.
Again, develop the relationships with your audience - they will eventually become your evangelists.
It sometimes takes awhile for people to follow though.

Money expectations?

If you are too strapped for money, don't get into podcasting.
There aren't too many hobbies you can do for free. On the otherhand, you don't have to spend $2,000.
There are many advantanges of this:
You'll be seen as an expert.
You'll get to know your customer better.

Go in with realistic expectations. Get started and begin reaping the rewards.
What to expect at School of Podcasting (creativestudio.academy/sop):

Everything you need in one place to start podcasting.
Equipment and software recommendations.
How to promote your podcast.
Access to Dave.
Community on Facebook

Dave also has a great show for DIY webmasters: Weekly Web Tools

The post Podcasting tips from Dave Jackson (1-15) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

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