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What to do when the gremlins come to play

What to do when the gremlins come to play

[0:03] When it comes to technology, it’s inevitable that Gremlins will come out and play. Today we’re going to dive into strategies you can put into place right away whenever those Gremlins come to play.


[1:06] Happy Halloween, and welcome to episode number 245 of the In a Weekend Podcast. I’m your host, Yong Pratt, and I help female business owners launch their podcasts in as little as a weekend by repurposing the content they’re already creating, so that they can grow their audiences, expand their reach, and gain more new clients.


[1:32] The inspiration for today’s podcast episode


[2:05] See examples of artwork Yong’s youngest daughter, Daphne, has created for the podcast  http://www.yong pratt.com/245


[2:38] Why including your kiddos in your business might just be what you and your business need


[3:07] You may need your sleuthing hat on to discover what gifts and talents your kiddos have and how they can contribute to your business


[3:40] Today’s episode has 3 scenarios of gremlins you may face and 3 solutions for each


[3:46] Scenario Number one: The internet goes out, right before your scheduled live event.


[4:19] Solution #1


[4:29] Solution #2


[4:39] Solution #3


[5:12] Scenario number two: Your live video freezes


[6:17]  Solution #1


[6:21] Solution #2


[6:26] Solution #3


[6:57] Scenario number three: Your audio recording has unusual spikes or sounds.


[7:54] Solution #1


[8:29] Solution #2


[9:05] Solution #3


[9:39] Why facing down these Gremlins is always worth the effort.


[10:00] The reasons these gremlins cause so much distress for business owners


[10:52] Head over to http://www.yongpratt.com/245  and share the Gremlins you’ve faced when recording your podcast episodes or live videos.


[11:07] What’s coming up next week.Have a fun-filled Halloween and face down those Gremlins and show them who’s boss!



Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 4

Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 4

[0:02] Welcome to part #4 – the finale – in our miniseries “Variety is the spice up your podcasting life.” Today we’re diving into another spice – how you want to record your podcast..



[3:39] Yong welcomes Nicole Thompson, host of the Build Your Wealth Podcast, and graduate of Podcast in a Weekend to today’s live podcast recording



[3:50] Nicole’s podcasting story and how long she had a podcast on her wishlist



[5:03] A story Yong hears all the time about when people are researching podcasting



[5:33] Why Nicole purchased Podcast in a Weekend even though she had just spend big $$$ on another podcasting course



[7:23] Find out how quickly Nicole launched her podcast with Podcast in a Weekend even though she was completely skeptical of being able to launch in a weekend



[7:41] How Podcast in a Weekend is structured to help even the busiest of moms and business owners launch fast without all the fluff



[8:38] Find out how Nicole was feeling as she got closer to launching her very own podcast



[10:53] How Podcast in a Weekend lit a fire in Nicole



[11:32] The ways in which Nicole felt Podcast in a Weekend was different than the other course she purchased



[13:18] Cutting out the fluff when it comes to podcasting and giving you soup to nuts to launch successfully



[14:03] “Podcasting isn’t all about launching. It’s really about building those systems and processes so that each time you launch a podcast episode, it’s the same” – Yong Pratt



[14:45] What you really need to focus on when launching a podcast – it’s not what you think



[15:35] Have podcasting questions? Head over to http://www.yongpratt.com/244 and ask.



[16:01] One of Nicole’s big questions before she took Podcast in a Weekend



[18:01] Yong’s favorite and fastest way to create podcast episodes. Can you guess what it is?



[18:29] How Nicole prefers to create her podcast episodes



[21:27] Podcasting and technology



[24:12] Connect with Nicole and listen to her podcast, Build Your Wealth. Save your seat inside of Podcast in a Weekend.

Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 3

Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 3

[0:03] Today’s episode is being brought to you by Podcast in a Weekend. Save your seat at http://www.yongpratt.com/podcastinaweekend


[0:25] Starting a podcast doesn’t have to take years, months, or even weeks. You can literally go from zero to podcast THIS weekend, October 25 through 27, 2019.


[0:50] What you get when you save your seat today in Podcast in a Weekend at http://www.yongpratt.com/podcastinaweekend


[1:26] Today’s spice – frequency or how often will you publish your podcast episodes.


[2:05] What’s your frequency?


[2:07] You get to decide how often you’ll release episodes to your listener based on a number of factors like goals, audience, and commitments on your calendar.


[2:30] The BIGGEST myth Yong hears about podcasting


[2:54] How am I ever going to squeeze one more thing into my already packed schedule?


[3:17] Yong’s here to help make sure your life is easier and more simple by focusing on doing less.


[3:42] A podcast doesn’t have to be one more thing on your to-do list and that is exactly what I teach inside of Podcasts in a Weekend.


[4:07] In the class, Yong covers frequency and what makes the most sense for you and your business right now.


[4:33] Yong’s recommendations for frequency


[4:42] What you’ll get inside of Podcast in a Weekend http://www.yongpratt.com/podcastinaweekend


[5:10] An example and average of how much time graduates of Podcast in a Weekend are saving each week WITH a podcast


[6:10] What would you do with an extra three hours each week? Head over to http://www.yongpratt.com/243 and let Yong know


[6:27] Yong invites you to join Podcast in a Weekend. Get all the details at http://www.yongpratt.com/podcastinaweekend


[6:44] Tomorrow, for the Weekly Wednesday video, Yong’s hosting a live podcasting Q&A on her Facebook page @podcastingninja at [1:01] PM Pacific time.


[7:06] Save your seat inside of Podcast in a Weekend, at http://www.yongpratt.com/podcastinaweekend

Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 2

Variety is the spice in your podcasting life Part 2

[0:03] Today’s episode is being brought to you by my Podcasting Foundations Workbook.


[0:30] This workbook will guide you through the most important foundational pieces of your podcast. Grab the workbook while there’s still time at http://www.yongpratt.com/242 and lock in special saving for Podcast in a Weekend October 25-27, 2019.


[1:36] Today, we’re adding complexity with a new spice – your audience.


[1:44] Knowing who you’ll be talking to before launching your podcast or recording that first episode will go a long way in helping you craft a show that serves your audience.


[2:31] There are lots of terms that have been used to describe who you’re targeting or who you want to talk to with the message of your podcast.


[2:58] No matter what you call it, identifying your particular audience will go a very long way in helping you reach more of the right people.


[3:21] Over the years, Yong’s ideal customer has changed tremendously, especially since coming into this online space just a few years ago.


[3:35] Yong’s audience as a performing arts school owner


[3:52] Yong’s audience for her first online business


[4:16] Dive in deeper with the Yong’s Podcasting Parthenon Workbook at http://www.yongpratt.com/242 and unlock special savings for Podcast in a Weekend, October 25-27.


[4:49] 3 questions to ask yourself as you’re considering the audience for your podcast


[4:56] Question #1 plus Yong’s example


[5:07] Question #2 plus Yong’s example


[5:27] Question #3 plus Yong’s example


[5:41] How knowing the answer to these 3 questions will make podcasting easier


[6:07] Head over to http://www.yongpratt.com/242 and let Yong know who you’ll serve on your podcast, how you’ll serve them, and what you’ll help your listeners achieve.


[6:25] Another bonus episode is coming your way tomorrow and we’re diving into another spice you can add to the podcast – frequency. Until then, go grab your workbook at http://www.yongpratt.com/242