Interviewed On Podcast Junkies

By Harry Duran

Podcast JunkiesI was interviewed by Harry Duran of Podcast Junkies.

This was a very fun, and a very long conversation.

This may actually be the longest interview I have ever given.

We talked about my life going all the way back to when I was around 4 years old.

You can find more episodes of Podcast Junkies at PodcastJunkies.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Podcast Monetization

A panel from Social Media Marketing World

Gary-Leland-Show-S3-E13-How-to-Monetize-Your-Podcast-A-Panel-Discussion This is from a panel on monetization that I was involved with.

This was in March, and was at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego.

I hope you enjoy listening to the panel session. I enjoyed being a part of it.

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Ranking High For Joanna Gaines Wallpaper

The HGTV star of Fixer Upper

My wallpaper website LelandWallpaper.com has really seen an in sales for the past few months.

We have really seen a growth of sales from the Magnolia Home Wallpaper Book.

I do not know for sure, but I would guess that at this time we are probably selling more wallpaper from the Magnolia Home Wallpaper Book than anyone else in the country.

We are selling so much that I thought I would search on Google, and see how we are ranked under the search term Joanna Gaines Wallpaper.

Of the 618,000 websites Google found in the search results we are ranked number one and number two.

If you look at number three you will notice that is for the Today Show's Website. If you go to that site HERE you will notice that all the orange buy buttons take you to my site LelandsWallpaper.com.

Lelands Wallapper on Google

Then I went to Page two of the Google Results and our site InteriorDecorate.com was number four and number five on page two.

lelands wallpaper page 2 on Google

Well How about video search results you may ask. when I search videos we are the entire first page except for one selection.

Lelands Wallpaper Videos on Google

The same thing applies to images on Google, but I am not going to show that image here. I think you get the idea.

I feel our goal of trying to get the website noticed by Google for Joanna Gaines Wallpaper has been a success, and it is now apparent why we are selling so much more wallpaper.

Woot, Woot For WooCommerce

My presentation for DFW WordPress

My Presentation on WooCommerce from DFW WordPress

Tony Cecala runs the DFW WordPress MeetUp Group in Dallas, Texas. This may be the largest MeetUp group in the country for WordPress, but I am not 100% sure on that.

Last week I spoke about WooCommmerce, and thought I would share the video of my presentation with you.

Since WooCommerce is built to integrate with WordPress it was a subject of interest to man of the people in the group.

This was the first time I have spoken about WooCommerce, but since I run 18 WooCommerce Sites I know the subject.

You can see all my WooCommerce sites at Lelands.org

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Interview With Adam Curry

About the PodcasterPro

Adam Curry and The PodcasterPro I recently interviewed Adam Curry about his upcoming Kickstarter for the PodcasterPro.

This is going to be a great device, and I personally can not wait to get my hands on one.

This is a must device for any serious podcaster.

I hope you enjoy the interview.

The Indiegogo is live at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/podcaster-pro-by-adam-curry-podcast-audio#/ In cae you want more information.

See more podcasts at GaryLelandShow.com

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HGTV Likes My Podcast

I was excited, but not surprised

HGTV Network HGTV Knows My Podcast

HGTV stands for the Home and Garden Television Network.

HGTV produces a full line up of TV shows about decorating, remodeling, and building. If it has anything to do with a home they probably have a TV show about it. HGTV is a part of the Scripts Network.

Kathy, and I produce podcasts about two of their TV Shows. We produce The Fixer Upper Podcast about the The Fixer Upper TV Show with Joanna and Chip Gaines. We also produce the Hometown Podcast about the Hometown TV Show with Erin and Ben Napier.

Kathy, and I have made several different marketing attempts to get on the radar of the folks at HGTV. We had no idea if they even knew we existed, or if they liked what we were doing with our podcasts.

Our long term goal is to partner with HGTV, but before that can even be possible they must be aware of what we are doing.

Last night while researching information for our website I found a link to a blog post on the HGTV's website. The blog post was written by Erica Reitman, and titled 10 Design Podcasts to Listen to Right Now.

At first I thought that HGTV was producing their own podcasts. Great now I am competing with HGTV instead of partnering with them.

Then I realized our podcast was one of the 10 podcasts listed in the article, and that we were nuber 4 on the list of 10.

Here is what Erin wrote about our podcast.

10 Design Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Wow, now I am confident that HGTV knows about our podcast. I think I can assume they are happy with what we are doing. I am sure our podcast would not be included as number four in Erica's list of ten if HGTV was unhappy with our work.

Even though I have been producing podcasts for over thirteen years, I was still excited to see Erica's review on the HGTV website.

It seemed to validate our work for some strange reason.

If you would like to see the full list of Erika's top ten podcast click HERE.

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Contacting HGTV With Facebook Live

An experiment in contacting a television network

Reaching-Out-To-HGTV-with-Facebook-Live On this episode of the Gary Leland Show I explain an experiment I conducted with Facebook Live .

I used Facebook Live as a method to reach out to Home and Garden TV (HGTV), High Noon Entertainment, and RTR Media.

My experiment was a success, and I did reach my minimum goal. I tell you about the success, and more on this episode.

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Best Of The Fastpitch Softball Magazine Book 2

Issues 11 through 20

The Best Of The Fastpitch Softball Magazine Issues 11 to 20 Book 2

I am proud to bring you my second book in the Fastpitch Magazine series. The Fastpitch Magazine has constantly provided you with articles related to playing, training, coaching, and more.

I have hand selected the best articles from Issues 11 through 20. The featured writers are: Mitch Alexander, Robb Behymer, Charity Butler, Rob Crews, Jen Croneberger, Lisa Iancin, Bryan Ingalls, Stacie Mahoe, Cat Osterman, Bill Plummer, Dalton Ruer, Carly Schonberg, Natasha Watley, Aaron Weintraub, and Sherry Werner.

The Paperback Book is available for $19.95 – BUY NOW
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The chapters included are as follows:

Chapter 1 – Mitch Alexander’s Articles
Commitments In Youth Team Sports
Summer Tryout Mayhem – Too Many Choices
An Open Letter to Umpires and Parents
Leadership Matters

Chapter 2 – Robb Behymer's Articles
Let Passion Drive You
Travel Ball
Recruitment Season
Competitive Tournament Value
The Value of Competitive/Showcase Tournaments

Chapter 3 – Charity Butler's Articles
Overcoming Information Overload
Find A Way
Developing Exceptional Bat Speed
Should I Learn To Slap?
Hot Hitting Topic: Linear vs. Rotational Hitting
Pop Flies: Dropping Hands Are NOT the Problem
Strengths vs. Weaknesses: Where to Spend Your Time
Season Prep: See the Ball
Extension Increases Batting Averages
Should the Swing Change with Two Strikes?

Chapter 4 – Rob Crews's Articles
Vision Training: A Mental Or Physical Process
Open Letter To A College Freshman
Developing A Game Plan
In-Game Personalities
The Self- Taught Hitter
The Path of the Hands
Three Things Great College Hitters Do Well
Good to Great: Intangible Traits of Success

Chapter 5 – Jen Croneberger's Articles
One More. Always… One More
Motivation Versus Inspiration. Defining Moments
For Love Of The Game
And In The End… Trust
Confidence Always Comes From Preparation…
How Do You Define Success?

Chapter 6 – Lisa Iancin's Articles
The Priority Position
Game Speed Coaching
Synchronicity
The Certainties Behind The Uncertain First and Third Play
Covering The Green
Momentum
Pressure
Creating a Defensive Culture
The Dangers of Specialization

Chapter 7 – Bryan Ingalls's Articles
Making Sight Adjustments Mid-Game
Separate Your Game
Respect The Game
Throwing From Your Knees Vs. Throwing Standing Up
Pitcher Catcher Relationship: Nonverbal and Verbal Communication To Teammates
Less is More: The Art of a Pickoff

Chapter 8 – Stacie Mahoe's Articles
Do You Have The Guts To Lose?
3 Smart Softball Coaching Notes
When You Put Your Team First, You Have Fewer Coaching Regrets
College Softball: Wimps and Whiner Need Not Apply
3 More Ways to Raise Your Recruit-ability

Chapter 9 – Cat Osterman's Articles
View From The Stands
To Retire Or Not To Retire…
Who Got Cut? This Girl!

Chapter 10 – Bill Plummer's Articles

They Lost Perspective On The Sport
Playing Fall Softball?
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Social Media

Chapter 11 – Dalton Ruer's Articles
But Wait! There's More
Choose Your Partner Wisely
But I Don't Want To!
It's Not A Reasonable Fear
Do It Because You Want To
Just Do Nothing
What a Bunch of Baloney
Protect Your Booty
Putting It All Together

Chapter 12 – Carly Schonberg's Articles
Is Running the Best Workout for Softball Players?
Overcoming Overthrowing
The Common Flaw In Female Pitchers' Mechanics You May Not Even Realize Is There
The Essential Equation for Maximum Pitching Velocity

Chapter 13 – Natasha Watley's Articles
Where Do We Go From Here?
“Yips”
Positivity Jar

Chapter 14 – Aaron Weintraub‘s Articles
Aggressiveness Is Good
Illusions of Confidence or True Learning
The Greatest Feeling In The World: Peak Performance
Trying Hard And Best Effort Are Not The Same
Smart Work Routs Hard Work and No Work Every Time
Success Guaranteed
Begin With The End In Mind (Imagery)
Champions Look At It This Way
Freedom, Courage, and the Mind of a Champion

Chapter 15 – Sherry Werner's Articles
Windmill Wisdom
Footwork Is Critical
Use Your Legs
Importance of the Trunk/Core in Pitching
Arm Motion
Shoulder Stress
Make Sure that Your Windmill Pitcher has Good Mechanics

If you are a fan of fastpitch softball The Best Of The Fastpitch Magazine Book 2 is the book for you!

The Paperback Book is available for $19.95 – BUY NOW
The Kindle Version is available for $2.99 – BUY NOW

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Hello HGTV

An attempt to introduce myself to HGTV with Facebook Live.


Video One – April 10th

If you follow me then you know that I am a podcast producer. I have been producing podcasts since the technology was invented back in 2004. I was even inducted into the Academy of Podcaster Hall of Fame in 2016.

I produce two podcasts for TV shows on HGTV.

The first one I created for an HGTV Show was the Fixer Upper Podcast. This is a podcast about the Fixer Upper TV Show that stars Chip and Joanna Gaines.


Video Two – April 11th

The second podcast I started was for the HGTV Home Town TV Show with Erin and Ben Napier which is located at HomeTownPod.com.


Video Three – April 13th

I am trying to get the attention of HGTV, and a couple of the production companies they use to produce these TV Shows.

In this experiment I am creating a set of Facebook Live Videos that I will target market to HGTV.

This blog post will have more content added during the week as I create more videos and content. I feel this is the best way to document my adventure of meeting HGTV.

I have no idea of how this will go, but I guess we will find out together.

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My Newest T-Shirt Design

For the Home Town Podcast

There is no place like home town

The new Home Town t-shirt.

Kathy and I have been producing the Home Town Podcast for a few weeks now.

Next Thursday will actually be our fourth episode of the podcast, and we are having a blast.

We have been watching the HGTV show Home Town with Ben, and Erin Napier, and then we record our thoughts as a podcast.

I have to tell you that it has been a quite an accomplishment getting Kathy to record a podcast. Yes, I have been podcasting since 2004, but never with Kathy.

Creating the podcast has given us another thing to look forward to doing every week. This may sound crazy, but it is kind of like a date night. Except we are sitting at home talking on a microphone about a TV show. I know that does not sound like much of a date, but we are having fun.

I have always been on the creative side, and come up with quotes, slogans, and such all the time. You can see many of my quotes at GaryLeland.com/quotes.

The other day I came up with what I thought was a cute idea for a new t-shirt design, so I had my uniform department make a couple of samples.

What do you think of the new design?

Theres No Place Like Home Town Podcast T-Shirt

Theres No Place Like Home Town Podcast T-Shirt

I thought it was a cute take off of the term “There Is No Place Like Home”. Except instead of the ruby red slippers, I used red work boots. I even included the magic wand. You to can show your love for Home Town, with your very own custom t-shirt!

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I sent Erin and Ben a sample too. I am curious to see what they think about the design.

I sure hope they like it. Let me know what you think?

If you have not listened to the Home Town Podcast yet, please visit the website at HomeTownPod.com, or subscribe with iTunes.

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Where Is My “Thank You”?

I don't need to hear "Have a nice day"

Thank YouPlease and Thank You are the Magic Words

Like everyone else in the world I go buy stuff in stores, and spend money everyday.

I go to the small shops, and big stores. There are many other places where I spend money all the time. I may go to a Seven Eleven, or a store in the mall. I may go to the post office, or to a restaurant. Yes, like you, I go to lots of places where I spend my money all year long.

I have noticed something that seems very common among young people that work in these locations. Something that seems to bothers me a lot. I am not sure why it bothers me so much, but it really does bother me.

What is it that bothers me so much? It is the fact that I rarely hear the words “thank you” when I buy something.

Yes, it really bothers me to not hear the words thank you when I spend money. I don't mean to be one of these old guys who say “when I was a kid” but I have to say it. When I was a kid I was taught to say “thank you”, and in return I would receive a “your welcome”.

On the some TV shows like Captain Kangaroo they would teach you the “Magic Words”, which were please and thank you.

What happened? Why did young people quit using these magic words?

The term I do hear 90% of the time by the person working the cash register is “have a nice day”, or something to that effect. Then I find myself saying “thank you”. Wait a minute, why am I the one saying “thank you”?

I have found that if I want to hear “thank you”, I need to say “Have a nice day”. Then the clerk behind the counter will immediately say “Thank You”. That drives me crazy too.

In my two brick and motor stores I have to teach new employees to say those words. It is a term my new employees are not really use to saying. It actually takes some new employees a while to get in the habit of saying thank you to people when they buy something in my store.

It probably drives me even more crazy because I own my own business. If you are running a business, and are not enforcing a “Thank You Policy” you are just missing out. You are missing out on some of the cheapest marketing that you can find anywhere. A marketing method that does not you cost one penny It is a method of letting your best customers know that you appreciate their business, and hope they return in the future. It is a policy that helps your customers leave with a smile.

If you listen to your employees as they close an order you may be surprised. Yes, surprised by how many times they say “Have A Nice Day” instead of “Thank You”.

I know it is a little thing, but it is the little things that can make a big difference. If a little thing like a thank you can make a big difference, well that is just plain old GREAT marketing!

Please don't forget to make an example for your employees by using the words thank you in your conversion too.

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Interviewed On Stave The Doubts

By Jared Easley

starve the doubts I was Interviewed By Jared Easley on Starve The Doubts

We talk about Podfest, my induction into the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame, and More.

You can find more episodes of Stave The Doubts at StarveTheDoubts.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

Home Town Podcast