“What Is The Gary Leland Show?”
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The fifth issue of Podertainment, the podcast magazine is now available in iTunes.
This is the June 15th issue, and is full of great information for anyone looking to start a podcast. It is also a great magazine for anyone that is presently podcasting, and just wants to learn more about it.
This month we have two exclusive videos for you again. The first video is a session filmed at Podcast Dallas given by James Kinson from CashCarConvert.com. His session is titled Getting Great Interview Subjects For Your Podcasts, And Getting Noticed.
The second exclusive video is an interview with Lynette Young from LynetteYoung.com.
On Ask The Podcast Coach, David Jackson asks “Who Is The Next Hendrix?”.
Rob Walch says “Its Time To Touch A Fellow Podcaster” in this month 411 On Podcasting.
Todd Cochrane is back with his column Trends and Insights. This month he has “Two Principles Of Building A Successful Podcaster”.
Also returning is Rob Greenlee with his article “To Podcast Or Not?”.
Jeffrey Powers article this month is “Are You A Positive Podcaster?”.
Jessica Kupferman talks writes about “Are You Expecting Too Much For Your Podcaster”.
Daniel J. Lewis brings us “7 Ways To Get More Podcast Reviews”
Brian Ibbott is back with “To Tweet, Post, Or Send – Which Will Make your Audience Pay Attention.
You get all this, and more in the June Issue of Podertainment Magazine. Be sure and subscribe on iTunes. At only $12.99 a year this is cheaper than a cup of coffee every month.
I started my first retail store in 1979, my first e-commerce website in 1996, my first podcast in 2004, and in 2006 one of my websites was on Time Magazine’s list of 50 coolest websites.
Selling actual physical products is what I do, and know best. I other words I sell, and ship stuff to my buyers. My goal is to share my 35 years of retail, and marketing experience. To help you succeed in your own online business.
I have carefully chosen experts in many fields of social media to give their input on the show, and help take your business to the next level.
I expect to release the first episode in mid July.
My guest experts listed in alphabetical order.
Tony Cecala – WordPress Expert is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and digital pioneer who brings successful high-tech strategies to local business niches. At Newsroom Ink, a brand journalism company, he develops advanced online newsrooms for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Tony is a technology consultant to Speakeasy, the social media arm of the Dallas Morning News, managing their blog servers and designing content marketing platforms using WordPress.
Lissa Duty – Twitter Expert, author of 20 Tips to Twitter: Learn How to Market Yourself, Brand and Business Online, is a speaker, consultant and social media coach. Her clients not only call her their “Online Social Coach”, but their “Online Solutionist”. She loves a challenge and values using online and offline solutions to remove barriers for her clients’ businesses. She founded her social media consulting practice in 2009 after discovering a passion for leveraging online social media platforms to brand clients and businesses. She uses her energy and marketing talents to assist clients in growing their businesses and networks via social media.
Stephanie Inge – Ebay, Amazon Expert is Dallas’ leading Certified eBay and Amazon authority, author of the Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide and co-author of The Home Run Guide: Take the Experts with You. As the first-ever eBay college instructor in 2002, she still serves today as an adjunct professor for Collin and Dallas County Community College Districts teaching eBay and Amazon. She uses her online expertise as an Ecommerce and Social Media Consultant. She is founder and organizer of the original seller’s group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales and DFW Social Media Marketing Group (1,420+ members strong).
Dave Jackson – Podcast Expert Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.
Visit his website at SchoolOfPodcasting.com
Cynthia Sanchez – Pinterest Expert is the CEO and founder of Oh So Pinteresting. She and her team work with businesses to create and implement Pinterest and social media solutions. Her clients range from companies in the sports apparel industry to Beverly Hills jewelers. She is a national speaker, writer and podcaster. She has been featured by Social Media Examiner and Entrepreneur as a leading Pinterest expert.
Jeremy Vest – YouTube Expert is the Senior Manager Search Strategy for Touchstorm where he manages some of the largest brands YouTube channels. Jeremy is an author, speaker, web designer, teacher and video marketing nerd. He founded Emmy award winning video training company xTrain.com that created training videos for companies like Adobe, Corel, Wiley and Safari Books Online. Jeremy is the author of “Exploring Web Design”. Jeremy’s latest venture is the Video Marketing Guild an association dedicated to video marketing education.
Jeremy’s website is VidPow.com
Casey Watkins – Kindle Book Expert is responsible for SEO research and implementation along with the streamlining of SEO work-flow processes.
In August of 2012 he applied his love for technology and reading and published his first book on Ball Pythons. He quickly realized the power of using the Kindle Marketing platform to advance his brand and gain a stream of residual income. Casey has spent the last year creating his own publishing process that he believes will work for anyone. Casey currently has over 13 books published for Kindle and 3 books in paperback form.
Visit Casey at TokaySEO.com
A.J. Wood – Adobe Expert is a Solutions Consultant for Adobe where he engages enterprise customers on the benefits of Adobe software. As the President of Media Cats he was ranked the #1 Adobe Instructor WORLDWIDE more than once. He is best known for his educational YouTube series, “I Create Content.” Call him a creative generalist or digital artisan, A.J. talked so much about Adobe products, they had no choice but to hire him and put his big mouth to use.
Dennis Yu – Facebook Expert is the Chief Architect / CTO of BlitzMetrics. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also an author at InsideFacebook and AllFacebook.
Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.
You can contact him on Facebook.
Once you’re pointed in the right direction, you take off like a rocket. I’m always inspired by your hard work.”
It seems like a lifetime ago, but I still remember when I started coaching my daughters fastpitch softball team. I had played a little baseball growing up, and some slowpitch softball along the way too, but I had never been involved in fastpitch softball.
I soon found out two things:
1. Fastpitch softball was a sport of its own. While so many thing in baseball, and fastpitch are the same. There are many thing that are different in fastpitch softball than baseball, or even slowpitch softball.
2. I knew nothing about coaching fastpitch softball players. Playing sports had not really taught me how to coach.
One of the main things new coaches are looking for is information. These books are my attempt to provide another source for that information.
While I admit I did not come up with the drills in these books. Many of them have been used for years, and years. What I did was find many of the great drills I used with my players while coaching. Then I wrote them in an easy to understand format. Trying to make them easy to learn and use.
While these books may be a guide for coaches to help their young players, they are also a great resource for parents that want to help their daughters become better fastpitch softball players.
The following books are available for the Amazon Kindle:
Softball Pitching Drills
Pitching practice drills for fastpitch softball players.
99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
Softball Hitting Drills
Hitting practice drills for fastpitch softball players.
99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
Softball Base Running Drills
Base running practice drills for fastpitch softball players.
99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
Softball Fielding Drills
Fielding practice drills for fastpitch softball players.
99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
Softball Catchers Drills
Catcher practice drills for fastpitch softball players.
99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
The Complete Book Of Softball Drills
All of my practice drills for fastpitch softball players in one book.
$4.99 – Purchase Kindle Version
I had a blast on the show, and was pleasantly surprised by the review.
You can find this episode HERE.
You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE
Kids Decor, why not?
As you may know I operate the largest wallpaper store in Texas. Wallpaper comes in styles for kitchens, styles for baths, and yes for styles for children.
One day I was looking at some new wallpaper books in the children’s section. The name of one of the new books was Kids Decor.
Have you guessed it yet? I am sure you have. After seeing the name of the book (Kids Decor) I jumped on Go Daddy, and bought the domain name Kids Decor, and a new website was born.
KidsDecor.com is just a shortened version of my website LelandsWallpaper.com, except it is only the decorating items for children’s rooms. It also has items from some of my other websites like BaseballJunk.com, and MiniHelmets.com.
In other words I have built an entire website using products that are from other websites I run, so I did not have to stock any extra products for KidsDecor.com
If you are looking to decorate a child’s room it sure is easier to navigate than my other decorating websites, since everything on it is for decorating a child’s room
Do you know what podcasting is ?
It really does not matter if you answered yes, or no. The real question should be “Do you want to learn about podcasting?”.
The Meet up group will meet every month in Dallas at Improving Enterprises. Our sponsor Improving Enterprises was so great to work with last summer when I held Podcamp Dallas, that I called them right away for this new event.
This is only a two day old project, but I do have to say it is looking good so far. As of today we have thirteen members. If you know me, then you know I will see that as a super positive start. Thirteen members in two days, at that rate there will be 100 members in no time at all.
My plans are to build a great group of podcasters, and podcasters to be. All working together to learn, teach, and help each other. Bringing in great speakers, and great guests. This could be the start of a great podcast community in Dallas, Texas.
I have been podcasting since 2004, and have loved it. I have learned so much, and met so may people. It may sound corny but podcasting has really changed my business, and in doing so changed my life.
I want to help change other peoples lives through podcasting. If you have ever had an interest in podcasting you need to join the Podcast Dallas today.
Lets get this party started.
To see the Podcast Dallas Website CLICK HERE
You are probably aware by now, that I am always more than happy to try something new. Especially if I can fit it into my e-Commerce world of Fastpitch Softball.
I signed up, and started publishing my first magazine. Originally it was published just for the iPad, but within six months it expanded to the iPhone, and iPod Touch. Before 2014 is over the magazine will also be available for Android products too.
The Fastpitch Softball Magazine is a monthly publication available on a subscription basis, and costs $12.99 for a one year subscription (twelve issues). Back issues are also available for $2.99 an issue.
After two years the magazine has close to two thousand paid subscribers. What really amazes me is how many back issues of the magazine I sell at $2.99 apiece.
While I do make a fair income from subscriptions, and single issue sales, the true value is the opportunity to market my other softball websites, products, and stores in every issue. I basically have a pipeline to market my softball related products to a strong buying audience by providing great content to my readers.
The writing staff consists of some of the best softball professionals in the world, including two former Olympic softball players, and quite a few softball bloggers. Every issue has an exclusive video session from a softball training clinic. Many of these clinics would cost quite a bit to attend in person, but you get to see one in every issue.
This magazine is for the serious player, coach, or parent. If you actually want to learn something that will improve your performance this is the magazine for you. If you want information that will make you a better coach then you need to subscribe. If you are a parent that wants to be better educated to help you child reach their goals then you are going to love The Fastpitch Magazine. This is the only true magazine for fastpitch softball.
Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what you can expect to find in issues of The Fastpitch Magazine.
To subscribe, or find out more info about the Fastpitch Magazine CLICK HERE
I had the feeling that there was an opening in the publishing world for fastpitch softball for a long time.
There are many great books about softball that are not getting the exposure they deserve by traditional methods. Some of these books are training books, and some are books of historical accounts, but no matter what type of books they are, there are a lot of them.
I wanted to create a publishing house just for fastpitch softball books. I know that sounds like a super small niche, but I have made my living off this super small niche.
I started my adventure in the publishing world over a year ago with the introduction of the Fastpitch Magazine. As I had hoped the Fastpitch Magazine became an instant success.
Recently I had another opportunity open up for my move into the publishing world. The authors of the great book A Series Of Their Own contacted me. They informed me that they were looking for a buyer of their book. They were offering to sell the print rights, audio rights, video rights, movie rights, and the e-book rights. They also had a few thousand print copies they were including in the offer. As good as their book was they just did not have the resources, and marketing know how to move it.
As you have probably figured out by now, I took the offer. Now I have my first book for Fastpitch TV Publishing. I hope that this is the start of something great. I hope to add more books very soon.
The inspirational roots of college softball’s national championship and its 43 years of explosive growth are chronicled in this unique, 296-page book. The book includes narratives on each of the annual tournaments from 1969-2012 within the context of the changing landscape of women’s collegiate sports.
To write this story, the authors drew on their backgrounds writing about and photographing this championship event while working at the Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body for softball in the United States. Newspaper accounts, published and unpublished photos, and other sources were used in this book. Prominent players, coaches and tournament organizers also contributed to this compelling narrative.
Here are a few quotes from the softball world about this great book.
“This is the only comprehensive book written about the history of the Women’s College World Series. It is a must-read if you were, or still are, involved in college softball or its national championship. It is also a must-read for young softball athletes to better understand where this event got its roots.” Margie Wright (27 years as head softball coach at Fresno State University)
“This book has been so much fun for me to remember those years. It was great to read because during most of the games, I was busy handling ticket problems or parking lot problems, or other issues. Thanks for giving me a play-by-play of the action that I missed.” Marita Hynes (director of 19 women’s series tournaments)
“Excellent review of the Women’s College World Series. Brings back so many great memories. Thanks to the authors for recapturing these moments.” Judy Garman (coach of 1986 WCWS champion Cal-State Fullerton)
“Great-looking book! Awesome job!” Pat Murphy (coach of 2012 WCWS champion Alabama)
I am currently working on getting this book on the Amazon kindle, and in the Apple iTunes book store.
To see more info on the book (CLICK HERE)
Have you ever heard of a reveal party?
I had never heard of a reveal party myself.
In case you have not ether, let me tell you a little about reveal parties.
It is a great way to find out, and announce whether you are going to have a boy, or a girl.
The reveal party is also a really cute idea, and a great reason to get family, and friends together to celebrate.
The basics of a reveal party are as follows.
1. Be pregnant.
2. Have a sonogram.
3. The Doctor then mails the sex of the future baby to a baker.
4. The baker makes a cake with ether blue icing inside, or pink icing inside.
5. You throw a party and invite everyone.
6. You cut open the cake, and find out if it is going to be a girl or a boy.
That is the basic idea behind a reveal party, but it is really an exciting time.
Whenever anyone is going to have a baby, it is an exciting time, but then add a large number of family members that deeply cares about the future baby, and it gets even more exciting.
Then add the fact that this reveal party is for my daughter Amanda, and I will be finding out about my future first grandchild, and it is as exciting as it gets.
As you can see the inside of the cake had blue icing, so it will be a boy. I raised two daughters, so having a little boy running around the house will be a little different, but very exciting.
I really didn’t have a preference for a boy, or girl. I don’t think that really matters. Just the fact that there will be a little kid running around the house again, is going to be exciting enough.
This is the beginning of the next step in the growth for my family, and a step I am really looking forward to.
In case you are wondering the name of the new baby boy will be Graham Michael.
It is time for Fastpitch TV to show its stuff.
For the last 5 years, or so I have gone to the Women’s College World Series> I took photos, filmed interviews, and gathered information for blog posts.
To be direct, and to the point, that was a terrible way to cover a great event like the Women’s College World Series. While The Fastpitch TV Network has more distribution points than any other fastpitch softball media company, I still covered the event like a photographer that was selling a few photos.
I have spent years building The Fastpitch TV network into the number one media network for fastpitch softball on the planet.
I produce five different video shows at Fastpitch.TV which have had over three million views. The new FastpitchBlog.com is burning up the softball world with blog posts from some of the best softball bloggers in the country. I have the Fastpitch Magazine, which is the only true e-magazine just for fastpitch softball. Then there is the Fastpitch Radio Show. which is the oldest, and longest running sports podcast on the planet. Then I have six iPhone apps just for fastpitch softball. I even have a free photo sharing site at SoftballShots.com.
When it comes to fastpitch softball, I think you will agree that I have more distribution possibilities than anyone one else.
This year I am going to take my coverage of the Women’s College World Series to the next level. I hope to offer more coverage of the Women’s College World Series than anyone has ever offered.
I am going to have a small crew involved in Oklahoma City this year. The crew will consist of a video/photo editor, a couple of bloggers, and myself. We will post daily updates after every game of summaries, and box scores. We will Blog through out the event every day with great information, and stories from the event. I will bring you after pre-game, and post-game interviews with coaches, and players. Great guest interviews from other softball greats attending the event. Audio updates from the Fastpitch Radio show. Photo updates from every game, and much, much more.
Yes, this year will be the start of the best coverage in the history of the Women’s College World Series by The Fastpitch TV Network.
All this and more will be brought to you free of charge. That’s right eight days of non stop softball information all available at The Fastpitch TV Network. What else could you ask for? I am not sure, but I bet I figure out something more before its over.
Here are a few people will be writing posts from the WCWS for you. I will add people to this article as they commit.
Rob Crews is based in Southern New York, and is one of the most sought after hitting coaches in the country. He is the Author of the book, Complete Game: The Emotional Dynamics of In-Game Focus.
Rob provides consultant services for hitting coaches and develops hitting models for professional, olympic, and amateur softball and baseball programs. He served as the hitting coach for USSSA Pride (NPF) in their 2010 championship season, along with Tim Walton (UF), and Beth Torina (LSU).
As a consultant to companies like SKLZ, AXIS Bats, Bratt Sports, and MicroGate USA, Rob is continually developing comprehensive accelerated training systems that involve modern sports psych, neuromechanics, and visual strategies for efficiency in recognition and tracking.
Bill Plummer is a graduate of Indiana University, Ind. Bill has been involved in softball for more than four decades. For 30 years he was a fixture at the ASA National Office in as a communications coordinator, manager of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and historian.
In addition, he also served as the editor of the ASA official newsletter, The Inside Pitch, and as the Trade. He has written widely about the sport and has contributed to 13 books. In 2009. he authored “The Game America Plays”. In 2012, he co-authored “Best of the Best-Women’s Fastpitch”
You may want to join the 40,000 people that Like The Fastpitch TV Network on Facebook at Facebook.com/FastpitchTV, or the 20,000 fans that follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/FastpitchTV, You can also subscribe on You Tube at YouTube.com/FastpitchTV.
You just need to make sure you follow what we are doing, so you can keep up with all the great coverage I am going to bring you.
The new Podcast Movement is a go.
Podcast Movement is a new conference I am creating with the help of a few friends. Dan Franks, Mitch Todd, Jared Easley, and I are all working to create this great new conference.
Podcast Movement is for anyone that is currently podcasting, or is interested in podcasting.
It sounds weird to say, but I guess I can call it an international conference since people are coming from as far away as Europe, and Australia.
This is a new event for all four of us, but things seem to be off to a great start. We decided to use Kickstarter to kick off the event. Our goal was to raise $11,000 in thirty days. By the time the thirty was over, we had reached over $30,000. This great start confirmed that their was an interest in a podcast Conference.
What can you expect?
Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on their choice of sessions, as a part of our Beginning Podcaster Track, that are aimed at helping new podcasters turn their creative ideas into podcasting realities. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics for those just starting out, ranging from technical setup demonstrations, to panels of podcasting coaches teaching you what makes their rookie students stand out, and everything in between. This will be the destination to help you get started.
We are also excited to be offering a second track: our Advanced Podcaster Track, where veterans of the craft can go improve on the foundation they’ve already built. We’ve secured some of the world’s best podcasters to host sessions that will help those with experience take their show to the next level. Whether it’s showing you unique equipment or software setups to add the missing element to your episodes, or teaching you professional level techniques that will help you stand out from the competition, you’re guaranteed to learn how to make your show better.
And we’d be remiss to not talk about our keynote speakers who will take center stage to kick off each day. These hand selected guests will bring unique and interesting takes on the typical podcasting model, and help show you what it takes to set yourself apart from everyone else’s noise.
If you are not already podcasting, or don’t have the desire to begin podcasting, then this conference is not for you. We want our mission to be clear: If you have a podcast now, you’ll learn how to raise the bar. If you’ve had the dream of getting one started, you’ll learn how to pull the trigger. Only come to the Podcast Movement if you have the burning desire to improve and succeed.
To find out more about Podcast Movement (CLICK HERE)
When I decided to create a podcasting magazine, I stopped and thought about who I would ask to join me on this project. I wanted to create a magazine that was a tool. A magazine that could really teach. I had seen print magazines for podcasting in the past, and they had always been more for the listener, instead of the podcaster.
I decided to reach out to some of the friends that I had made from podcasting since 2004. I was amazed by all the positive response. I think they liked the idea of what I wanted to create, and wanted to be a part of it. Let me introduce them to you.
The people involved in the production of Podertainment listed in alphabetical order.
Todd Cochrane – Trends & Insights From An Insiders View
Todd has been executive producer of Geek News Central, an audio and video tech show, the past nine years. Cochrane is also the co-host of the New Media Show and is the founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network. In 2005, Cochrane wrote “Podcasting the Do it Yourself Guide,” the first book on podcasting. Cochrane is the CEO of RawVoice, representing 17,000 media creators and podcast networks. RawVoice provides podcast data analytics, media hosting and advertising opportunities.
Cochrane lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is married to Shoko Higa Cochrane. They have four children.
Rob Greenlee – Podcasting Trends and Distribution Platforms
Rob is the Executive Vice President and CTO for Courtside Entertainment Group (PodcastOne.com) based in Beverly Hills, California. Formerly, he spent 7 years managing the platform, content catalog, feature programming and content provider relations for the Podcasts service on Windows Phone and Xbox Music + Video hubs for Microsoft. Rob also co-hosts “The New Media Show” that streams live on YouTube at 9am PST every Saturday and can be watched and heard as an video and audio podcast at the NewMediaShow.com. He founded and hosted the WebTalk World Radio Show from 1999-2006. WebTalk Radio was nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio show, webcast and podcast. WebTalk was the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting on September 14, 2004.
Brian Ibbott – Covering the Bases
Brian has been producing the Coverville cover song-themed podcast since 2004, and co-hosting FilmSack and The Morning Stream since 2008 and 2011, respectively. Coverville has received three Podcast Awards for Best Music Program, and has been featured in media outlets like Wired, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Brian was one of the first podcasters to work with the music licensing agencies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to help secure royalties for songwriters whose music is played in podcasts, and continues to work with them to this day to help independent artists get podcast exposure for their music.
Brian lives in beautiful Arvada, Colorado, with his wife Tina and son Tristan.
Dave Jackson – Ask The Podcast Coach
Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.
Dave lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife and family. When Dave isn’t podcasting, wait… Dave is always podcasting.
Jessica Kupferman – Tune In and Turn It Up.
Jessica is an online business consultant who helps small business owners and solopreneurs find their voice, create irresistible online products and services and design their business by their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady entrepreneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women. Check out LadyBusiness.biz for recent episodes as well as freebies, featured articles and more.
Jeffrey Powers – Outside the Podcast Box
7 years Podcasting & videocasting, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey interviewed industry professionals: Scott Monty, Leo Laporte, Chris Brogan, Steve Wozniak, Jeri Ellsworth, and more. Jeffrey has spoken to local and national audiences on creating online content and Social Media.
Kien Tran – Podcast Product Reviews
Ken is the studio engineer for GeekBeat.TV. Kien has helped GeekBeat.TV transition from a tiny bedroom to a fully equipped production studio while being the go to guy for reviewing all the latest production gear for the team.
Steve – Stewart Steve grew up around broadcast equipment after becoming the DJ of his hometown’s breakdancing group and night club MC. He became a Personal Finance Coach in 2007 and started blogging to teach people get out of debt. Using his 20 years of experience with electronic gear, he launched the MoneyPlan SOS podcast to help everyday Americans pay attention, not interest.
He also organizes the St. Louis Podcaster’s MeetUp Group and coined the phrase “The John Lee Dumas Effect”. Yeah, he’s that guy.
Rob Walch – The 411 On Podcasting
Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” – Que 2006. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”. He has consulted on podcasting for Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few.
Since 2004 Rob has presented at over 100 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media. He is also a regular guest Lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Journalism.
In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton.