The Gift Show

The Gift Show

EP64: The Gift Show

Mike Murphy Unplugged Show Topic: The Official Unofficial 1st Annual Mike Murphy Unplugged/PodcasterToolkit/PodShed/PodGift Holiday Ideas Guide Tip: Mobile Podcasting & Live Streaming Gifts will be a good option for the podcaster and content creator on your list. Also, clothing and props for video. Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I only recommend products I use and love and if I think will be useful for you or your brand.

Gift cards

Amazon B&H Photo Apple

Gear:

The Olloclip Studio: iPhone Case with attachments for lights and microphones…$80 MeFoto Sidekick 360: holds iPhone and tripod/stand adapter…$30 Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod: small and lightweight portable tripod…$25 MEFOTO Daytrip: Small, travel tripods for DSLR cameras…$99 Lumicube: On-Camera LED Lights…$80 Manfrotto Lumimuse: Small on-camera light…$80 Photo Gifts: Photojojo.com Rode Smartlav Plus…Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone…$79 VideoMicro…Small shotgun microphone for Smartphones…59 Photo Prints, Cards & Gifts: ArtifactUprising.com

Big Ticket Items:

The GoPro Hero 5: : The New GoPro Camera…$399 GoPro Karma (Pre-order only)…$799 The DJI Mavik : Portable Drone…PRE-ORDER…$999 DJI Phantom 4 Pro.….The best of the lot…$1150

Books:

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss Brene Brown Books Anything You Want by Derek Sivers Deep Work by Cal Newport Ask Gary Vee by Gary Vaynerchuck

Handmade & Unique Gifts

Etsy.com Amazon UncommonGoods.com TheGrommet.com Everydaycarry.com

Hipster & Tim Ferriss:

Blue Bottle Coffee Mizen & Main Outlier Icebreaker Rhone Clothing Dyer & Jenkins (denim) Wool & Prince

Kits:

Kit.com (Tim Ferriss) Kit.com (Me)

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The Adobe Lightroom Show

The Adobe Lightroom Show

ep63: The Adobe Lightroom Show:

Photo organization and workflow using Adobe Lightroom & Lightroom Mobile.

What exactly is Adobe Lightroom?

How much does it cost? What is my photo organization and workflow system and how does it help me with my online business?

So, What is Adobe Lightroom:

Adobe Lightroom is a photo editor and an organizer OR manager of photos and videos for Mac or PC It is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud bundle. Lightroom was officially launched in 2007 mainly to help professional photographers organize and edit large quantities of high-resolution and raw photos quickly and proficiently. Tip #1: Back up your Lightroom catalogs regularly. Tip #2: Shoot in RAW if you can. Quick visual for you here: I keep all of my photos on an external hard drive which are constantly being backed up to Backblaze.com for $5/month.

How much does Lightroom cost:

Lightroom is included in the Adobe CC bundle for $49/month The Photographer’s Bundle is only $9.99: Includes: Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge and all of the Mobile Apps.

Lightroom

Lightroom

 

My Workflow:

All photos live on an external drive in a folder called Photos. Inside that folder I break it down by Year & Month (2016>November) I organize travel photos by location (Europe 2014…)

Lightroom Mobile

Free I use the Lightroom camera when taking photos with iPhone Full functional version of Lightroom on iPhone and iPad 2-way syncing of editing and if I shoot a picture on my phone, it automatically uploads to Lightroom Only works with Collections Smart Collections do not work.

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The Medium Show

The Medium Show

EP62: The Medium Show

What is Medium?
How do I use it?
How can it help your podcast or brand?

What is Medium?

Medium.com is a website where anyone can write articles of any length and on any topic. It is a cool combination of a blog, social media channel, online magazine and a self-publishing site, that is quite popular and used by many internet celebrities and big brands.

Facts & Figures:

Medium was launched in 2012
Developed by Ev Williams, who also co-founded Twitter and Blogger
Unlike Twitter’s 140 limits, Medium has no writing limit
Medium.com is getting around 40–50 million visitors per month

How Do You Use It?

Log in to Medium.com using your Twitter or Facebook ID
Customize your profile and personalize your bio
Click New Story and write away
To add photos and more, just go to blank space and look for little + symbol to appear.
Add Videos: You can add YouTube videos by pasting the YouTube url (link) anywhere and the video will appear.
To format text, simply highlight any text a dadd headlines, block quotes, lists, bold, italic and headlines and wrap photos inline with the text. All the usual word processing suspects.

The Social Network Part

-Clicking the little heart is Recommending A Story and it will turn green.
-Recommend is the Like button on Medium.
-Whenever you like a story, the author gets notified (which you can turn off, fyi),
-Every time you respond to a story, your response will show up on your main feed.

Other features:
Bookmarking your favorites
Creating Publications (like your own magazine)

Popular Topics on Medium:There are a wide range of topics, but very heavy in tech, design, entrepreneurship and lifestyle and self-development.

So How and Why Do I Use Medium?

-Medium has become my online newspaper or magazine.
-Subscribe to topics that interest you and get articles delivered to your inbox.
-I use it to write and build up my writing muscle.
-Build up some exposure for my brand.
-Establish my authority for podcasting and content creation.

So How Can Medium benefit you as a podcaster and content creator:

Medium can be used like any other social media channel for promotion and marketing, but it has a more adult or thought leader feel to it, so it is a great place to real stand out in your topic area as someone who really knows their stuff.

  1. More exposure for published content. You can write articles directly on Medium or do what a lot of people do and keep writing on your own blog and simply copy and paste to Medium and just link back to your blog. It’s simple and quick to do and you can get in front of more eyes. Be sure to add imagery and videos as Medium is also very visual.
  2. Start a Publication on Medium. Medium allows you to create publications which is really just a way for you to curate your own specialized newspaper on your niche or topic you want to be known for. This is a great method to build brand authority and collaborate with others.
  3. Teach. Medium is a great place for writing tutorials and how-to guides and it embeds videos like a champ, so if you are building your brand as an expert in something, Top 10 lists and the Ultimate Guides to podcasting and blogging and life are big on Medium, so flex your teaching muscles
  4. Network. Recommend and write responses frequently
  5. Write a book. No really.: There are several instances of people writing chapter by chapter on Medium. Pretty cool. Remember, the pen is mightier than the sword, so if you have a writing or book goal, Medium is a fantastic place to start.

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The Facebook Live Show

The Facebook Live Show

Ep61: THE FACEBOOK LIVE SHOW

Just how big is Facebook? What is Facebook Live? What equipment do you need to get started? What are some topics or ideas to get started with Facebook Live?

Facebook Facts:

There are over 1.71 billion active Facebook users every month Of those 1.71 Billion users. 1.1 billion users log in daily. 1.5 Billion use Facebook on mobile devices Mobile users check Facebook 15 times/per day Highest traffic is mid-week between 1–3 pm Thursdays and Fridays have 18% higher engagement than rest of week Interesting Fact: There are over 83 million fake accounts, so always pay attention and don’t fall for any scams. Tech Tip:If your email is sending people weird emails, I always start with Facebook and recommend changing your Facebook password right away. 600,000 hacking attempts happen everyday to Facebook accounts China is safe as they have blocked Facebook & Twitter since 2009. And the NY times in case you were keeping score 300 million photos per day on Facebook are uploaded. The average time spent on FB is 20 minutes 100 million hours of videos are watched per day on Facebook Facebook has more monthly active users than WhatsApp (500 million), Twitter (284 million) and Instagram (200 million)—combined Trivia: The first face on Facebook was: Al Pacino Facebook: #1 Social Network YouTube: #2 Let’s get into Facebook Live:

What is Facebook Live:

Facebook Live allows any user to do live video broadcasts from their smartphone, tablet or from a computer, which does require an extra step. All of your followers will see your stream at the top of their feed. Video posts to your page Edit Title & Descriptions or Delete Tip: put phone in Airplane Mode to avoid ringing while streaming Call To Action: While streaming, the goal to is to get people to subscribe so they get notified when you go live and the more of an audience you build the more your eyes your brand gets in front of, so be sure to remind people to subscribe while watching.

What equipment do you need to get started with Facebook Live?

iPhone there is a live icon front iPad, you will see the option to go live under by click the Status Computer: OBS Software Wirecast VMix Mobile: Sidekick 360 Manfrotto Pixi Rode Smartlav+ Rode VideoMic Go Rode VideoMicMe Extension cable for Rode Smartlav+ Lighting: LumeCube Manfrotto LumiMuse LED

FaceBook Live Ideas:

Promotion: Podcast, or website or blog, product. Talk about a guest or key points from your podcast or a new blog post….Do it in a way that helps them. Daily vlog. Take people along in your day or maybe share quotes or personal moments. This is a great way for some people to build high levels of likability and trust. Maybe you are on a fitness or weight loss journey, do a daily weigh in or something like that. Behind the scenes. What are you working on, what is your office setup. People can not get enough bts. Tips and Tricks or News: share a daily tip or some tech news or something you think people will find useful. Product Reviews or Demonstrations: Unboxings would work or demonstrate how to use a product you sell or an promote affiliate products. Q&A: You can either compile a bunch of questions beforehand or send out some posts letting people know to show up at 4:00 pm with questions on podcasting, etc. AskMikeMurphy

My strategy:

I am setting up a daily Trivia & Tips from The Podshed. Plus Q&A and behind the scenes of making stuff

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