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A Podcast Success Story with Irena Miller

A Podcast Success Story with Irena Miller

A Podcast in a Weekend Success Story with Irena Miller

 

 

Over the past several episodes, we’ve been diving deep into creating lots of content that you can use for your business. Or starting with the idea that creating even just one great piece of content each week, like, starting with a video, and then using tools to automate that and multiply it, you can end up with dozens of pieces of content from that one.

 

Our guest today on the podcast is the amazing Irena Miller, and she is doing just that. I can’t wait for you to hear her story of how she’s using video to fuel the content for her business.

 

And if you are struggling with, or want to make content creation easier, check out the replay of the LIVE Q&A

 

Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast, but something just kept you from doing that? 

 

You’re not going to want to miss today’s guest interview. Today we have Irena Miller who is an intuitive yoga teacher and energy healer. And I’m thrilled to bring her on the podcast today to share about the progress, and the success of her new podcast, Everyday Inklings With Irena. I’m so glad to have you on the show today.

 

How long had you dreamed of a podcast before taking Podcast in a Weekend? 

 

I get goosebumps as you say that because really it was probably about two and a half, almost three years that I had had it in my heart to create a podcast. So much so that you know when I came into the online space, I passed word, definitely. It seemed to be like a must-have. And as I was creating all of my paperwork, my journaling about what am I bringing? What is it that I have to share? Who can I help? Who is my ideal client? How can I get the message to them? I actually wrote the name of my podcast up and I taped it to my wall and it’s so funny because it’s still right over there.

 

And it took almost two and a half, almost three years to manifest. But what I discovered was before I met you, that the idea of a podcast was very overwhelming. It was an industry that seemed very advanced, and hard to break into. Everybody that I followed at that time like the Pat Flynn’s and the Mario Forleo’s and even a yoga teacher that I knew way back in the day, who became very big in the podcasting world. It just seemed like, I’ll never be able to catch up. And, where could I even begin? And so it kept getting pushed off and shelved, and pushed up and shelved until I met you.

 

What’s the best part about having a podcast? 

 

It’s fun for me to share it. It really allows me to be creative and, and finally have a platform and a way to share that content that was in my heart for so long. I just didn’t have an idea of where to start the journey and process and we had known each other for a while in the online space and when you started to shared about your program, Podcast in a Weekend, and your course and how it stripped away the mysticism and the mystery and intrigue behind these podcasts – that I’d have to have this big graphics team and a whole set of assistants ready for a launch party and an all of this fanfare and build up. 

 

What you did was you stripped away the layers, and you brought us to the group that I was with – every group I know that’s gone through – but even while I was there I noticed – just a feeling of you stripped away, kind of like what they say, “the dog and pony show” with all the lights and glitter and you said, “Listen. This is what you need. And you held our hands and you brought us through step-by-step in such a beautiful, finally digestible way. It was a way that really drew out our hearts’ desire to make an impact on the world and you showed me that it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to have a million followers. You don’t have to have all this fanfare, but just the steps to be consistent. The graphics were in place, thanks to you. The description, the keywords – you had thought of everything, and it was so wonderfully done. Like really and truly you can complete it In A Weekend, and your podcast is up and running. I mean I was blown away! Something that I’ve been thinking about for years and years and years you’re like, oh yeah! You can do it in a Weekend and make magic happen.

 

I love your story it just for me so much joy that people other people are now able to share their amazing and unique gifts and talents in a bigger way without making it seem like it’s a daunting uphill battle the whole time.

 

What was the biggest takeaway from Podcast In A Weekend? 

 

Well, you know, there are so many takeaways to focus on one. You know what I really, really loved was this theme that you brought throughout to make it possible. So again, what you say, so many of us, it seems like an uphill battle when it comes to recording a podcast – we have to have a studio, or I’ve got to have a closet big enough to sneak in so there won’t be echoes.  Or I need a sound editor and I need an intro and I need an outro. You know everything just makes her head want to explode. And the way that you presented the material in this very seamless fashion that took us through all of the areas that usually trip people up, somehow through. I know it’s time your expertise you know I’m still such a newbie with this I’m like, how did she know?

 

But you knew the exact pitfalls that would trip us up and you helped create the seamless integration and process, and yet you didn’t stop there.  But the tools that you shared with us and taught us about to help to pull the content from other areas, when we were working. So for example at my weekly show every week on Facebook, and I was able, through your guidance to pull that into an audio file, into a visual file, and then be able to bring that across platforms so that it wasn’t just a podcast, you know, but it became a video podcast. It became a blog post. It became so much more. And it was this seamless movement, it was so breathable, it was that integration. You have an incredible way about you – such a fantastic way of teaching and breaking things down so that you can go from zero to, like, 100 within the blink of an eye, and many times and other programs, there’s just been too many steps too make pitfalls. We get tripped up one little thing holds us up from moving forward, and then you’re like, I like I just bought that course but I got nowhere. But for you, you really, really – You see us through from start to finish, because you have that eagle eye and just know where those pitfalls could be and you walk us through and help us avoid them so that really is the biggest takeaway.

 

Who is the ideal listener for your podcast, Everyday Inklings with Irena? 

 

This podcast is really designed for the busy, busy entrepreneur. The busy, busy woman who has this feeling deep inside themselves that there is something more going on, beyond what they see. They know at times, they feel overstretched, overwhelmed. But even when life throws you curveballs, like your account, gets hacked and funds stolen, your basement floods, or you you know miss that airline that flight – they know somewhere beneath it all, there’s this wonderful source of love and hope, and their faith builds, because they realize that it’s not the event itself that shapes them, that creates the world that they become bitter and frustrated and feel like, Uh-Oh, you know, anytime you try to put yourself out there you get knocked down. And they realize there are there’s something that they can reach out to – this loving source. And it shows up the times as angels and guides, but to ultimately know you’re not alone. And that when it comes to making decisions you have friends in high places. Your unseen resources. And really, my role is to help you speak that intuitive language, open up the lines of communication. So that’s really who this is designed for 

 

What do you share on your podcast?

 

The practices that I share I really try to design them, and even tune into the ones that are very easily woven into your day because, as you said earlier, with the Podcast ln A Weekend, we just don’t have a lot of time to sit down and do a half an hour meditation or take the time and do a 90-minute yoga class. So how can you find that clarity and that calm within a few breaths, a few minutes so that we do feel good about the choices we make. We feel ecstatic, no second guessing, no worrying. We know that we’re on the right path. 

 

Is your podcast appropriate for kids?

 

Yes, most definitely and actually a lot of my clients, their kids come on, and listen to the podcast and I get lots of feedback. They’re wonderful. Yes, thank you for asking that. It’s a very, very friendly podcast and the nice thing about letting your kids engage and join in with you in these practices, is that children are so open to this world of beyond.  They haven’t been fenced in by, this is the only way that can be, or that’s the way it can be. Some of these beliefs that we develop as adults that really harness our imaginations. The kids are very open and they really have that opportunity to connect with their angels and the guides with great ease so it’s a lot of fun to bring them on.

 

What would you recommend for anyone that wants to podcast?

 

 I would say talk to Yong. You need to talk to Yong seriously because there is so much out there on podcast, starting podcasts, and it tends to overwhelm, and when we’re in that overwhelm spot, we get into paralysis, we don’t move forward. And young, you are somebody who’s taken all of this information and distilled it into such a beautiful way of all the important pieces that we would need. You don’t have to get overwhelmed with the details like you said all the audio equipment checklist that you’ve had to go out and buy and, you know, all these details you clearly distill it down so we save tons of time and tons of money and we get to see our podcast out there. As I was saying just a little bit earlier, it’s such a thrill to open up iTunes or Spotify and be like, Oh, here’s my podcast. Oh my gosh. No, and I never ever would have gotten there, Yong, if it wasn’t for your guidance. There were just too many stumbling blocks.

 

Where can people connect with you?

 

IrenaMiller.com and they’ll find the link to my podcast there and also find wonderful, wonderful sources of inspiration, yoga videos and meditations and visualizations. But the website is a great place to begin.

Everyday Inklings with Irena Podcast

What did you think?

Are you inspired to start your own podcast or put these principles of automation to Multiply Your Message to into practice?  Be sure to get yourself on the Waitlist for Podcast in a Weekend. 

 

Until we open doors again, check out our LIVE content creation Q&A session HERE. 

 

Wanna know what tools we use and love?

Check out all our favorite tools for automation and much more HERE.

It’s time to get OFF the hamster wheel of content creation

It’s time to get OFF the hamster wheel of content creation

The Content Creation Hamster Wheel

—> Facebook Pages, Groups, and Lives

—> Writing Blog Posts

—> Building a beautiful Website

—> Starting a Podcast

—> Writing an eBook or Print Book

—> Creating a YouTube Channel

—> Connecting on Twitter

—> Growing your network on LinkedIn

—> Crafting Instagram stories, feed, DMs, oh, my!!!

 

And that’s just Monday…and every day for the rest of your life – YIKES!

 

 

What’s a girl (or guy) to do when faced with this mountain of content that “needs” to be created PLUS maintain a household, raise kids (the two or 4-legged kind), plan for, shop, and prepare meals to keep said kids alive, ensure that everyone in the house walks out the door with clean underwear, etc.?!?!?

 

Well, you do have a few options…

 

 

Option 1

Ignore it all and ‘hope’ that people will find out about your awesomeness through osmosis or telekinesis (Daphne and I have been binging on the late 90s series, Charmed on Netflix), just stumble upon you and your biz, or just let your work speak for itself…

 

 

Option 2

Keep running like a hamster on a wheel, feeling overwhelmed, inept, or worse – experiencing depression or anxiety (believe me, I’ve been there…) – about creating endless amounts of content so that you can be everywhere on the interwebs

 

 

Option 3

 

Multiply YOUR Message Framework by Yong Pratt

Focus on just ONE of the above platforms and then MULTIPLY that message in MULTIPLE ways (automating the process) across all the platforms. It’s the basis of the Multiply Your Message Framework which you can grab now.

 

 

Having lived many, many, many years through Options 1 and 2, I can speak from experience when I say those options are no way to live a life, let alone run a business. I was the epitome of the Einstein quote:

 

 

When I came across Option 3 (Multiplying My Message AKA Repurposing my content) just a few years ago, it was literally like the heavens opened and a whole new world of possibilities emerged.

 

I felt as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders – I could breathe freely, the depression and anxiety lessened, and I got excited about business again for the first time in half a dozen years!

 

 

 

 

Content creation is now a numbers game for me…

 

—> How many different ways can I multiply my content (i.e., videos, blogs, emails, books, podcasts, graphics, status updates, etc.)?

 

—> How many more people can I reach by multiplying my message?

 

And what’s even better than having systems and automations in place to Multiply My Message is seeing my students and private clients discover and implement these processes and automations in their own businesses.

 

 

If you’re ready to get off the hamster wheel of content creation by focusing on creating ONE great piece of content each week and them multiplying it, I invite you to apply to become a Founding Member of our NEW Implementation Accelerator, M3 (AKA Multiply MY Message).

 

Who is M3 for exactly?

 

Multiply My Message with Yong PrattM3 is for those that are seeking a better, less overwhelming, and easier way to create content while at the same time impacting more people.

 

M3 is about helping YOU become the Superhero of YOUR business – you know having those superhero-like abilities with your content so that everyone asks why (and how) they’re seeing you EVERYWHERE across the web!

 

No matter what type of content you’re currently creating in your business, M3 can help you Multiply that content by helping you craft a strategy that works for YOU.

 

You’ll also get the step-by-step tactics so you can implement FASTER and EASIER than you thought possible every single month.

 

PLUS you’ll have access to a group of fellow multipliers all moving in the same direction to support you, encourage you and even collaborate with you so you can reach your goals faster!

 

If you’re ready to become a MULTIPLIER so you can finally get off the content-creation hamster wheel, apply today for M3.  

 

Don’t worry, this is just an application so I can get to know you and make sure M3 is going to be incredibly valuable for you and your business. 

 

The fun inside of M3 will begin late summer/early fall (once the kiddos are back in school) so grab some friends and biz besties and get ready to MULTIPLY!

 

I had initially wanted to start M3 next both, however, when I looked at my calendar and got really clear on the type of summer I wanted to craft for my family, I decided to wait until school is back in session (late August for us)

 

If you want to become a Multiplier Faster, just COMMENT below and let me know. You can also message me on Facebook.

 

I’ve opened up my schedule for a couple of one-on-one clients for the summer because I know how some of you are ready to Multiply NOW.

 

 

Remember, becoming a MULTIPLIER happens on the other side of this application.

 

I am honored to have you in my life to walk this journey with you. I cannot wait to reveal the joy and ease that awaits YOU as a MULTIPLIER!  

 

Wanna dive in deeper to this content creation conversation?

 

Join me LIVE at 12 PM PST TODAY (June 19) to dive into Content Creation for ALL Ages. 

 

Can’t join live? No worries, the REPLAY will be available to you 🙂

 

 

 

Using Audiograms to Multiply Your Message

Using Audiograms to Multiply Your Message

Today on episode 220 of the In A Weekend Podcast, we’re going to talk about how to Multiply Your Message by creating Audiograms.

Thank you for tuning in today to this episode. My name is Yong Pratt, your host and the Chief Dreamer of the In a Weekend Series of Classes where we help you to simplify, to automate, and to leverage the often hidden assets (like your kiddos) inside your business quickly.

 

This is part five of a series called Multiply Your Message.

 

If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes, I’ve linked them below.

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Don’t Leave Out These Pieces – The Multiply Your Message Series

  1. 211 – Multiply Your Message Part 1
  2. 212 BONUS : Kids + Video = Magic for your business
  3. 213 – Multiply YOur Message Part 2 [Audio]
  4. 214 BONUS – 3 Tools to Turn Audio into Video
  5. 215 BONUS – Are you repurposing your videos?
  6. 216 – Multiply Your Message 3 [text]
  7. 217 BONUS – A Podcasting Success Story with Nicole Thompson
  8. 218 – LIVE Podcasting Q&A
  9. 219 – Multiply Your Message 4 [quotes]
  10. 220 – Multiply Your Message 5 [audiograms]
  11. 221 – Multiply Your Message 6 [graphics]

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Let’s start at the top.

What’s an audiogram? 

 

It’s a mini video clip. In that video, you’ll see a still image in the background. On top of that still image, you will have a little wav form – that little bar that moves up and down to show you that a video is playing. The audiogram can also include the transcripts or the text that we created on Episode 216. All of this – image, wav form, and the transcription – happens in one singular little video clip, and they are awesome.

 

You’ve likely seen these across social media. Here’s an example of a Podcaster:

  • Podcaster creates full length video and audio shows
  • Podcaster takes “clips” or “snip” from the audio (i.e., quotes from Episode 219); this can be hired out or done in house with software (I’ll share my fav tool later in this post)
  • Podcaster shares audiograms across social media and links out to the full episode on a website, iTunes, etc.

 

Some, not all audiograms have text overlaying the still image. If you took action on Episode Episode 216, you already have text you can use.

 

Here’s an example of one of our Audiograms:

Episode 219 Clip with Yong Pratt – In a Weekend Podcast

Why create audiograms?

 

People learn in many different ways: some learn best visually, others by reading, still others by listening. With the Multiply Your Message Process, we’re hedging our bets, as it were (a girl can learn a thing or two growing up in with all the gambling in Nevada). We’re taking that one, great piece of content, and transforming it into Multiple Pieces to help people consume our content in a way that’s most friendly to them.

 

An audiogram hits 3 types of learners right out of the gate – those that are auditory, those that learn visually, and those that learn through words (verbal/linguistic)

 

By the way, if you’re interesting in learning more about the 8 different types of learning or Superpowers as I call them, check out my first book, Raising a Superhero.

 

Bottom Line:

 

Audiograms are the bomb dot com (is that even a relevant phrase in 2019?)…at any rate, you get my point that they’re awesome.

 

Sounds good. But Yong, HOW do I create these audiograms?

 

I’m so glad you asked. I first introduced this tool back on episode number 214. And it does exactly what the name implies it repurposes your content. Of course in my world, when I refer to repurposing, it’s all about Multiplying Your Message – turning that one singular piece of content in to multiple.

 

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Repurpose changed my business by saving me TIME & MONEY. Who doesn’t want that?1?

 

At the time I was introduced to Repurpose, I had a full-time Virtual Assistant based in the Philippines (the cost of living if FAR less than the US). At the time, I was paying her $500+ monthly do to a portion of what Repurpose could produce automatically plus spending increasing time training and overseeing the work being produced. I could not believe what I was able to stop doing manually or what I could stop paying someone else to do for me with Repurpose.  

 

One of the many, many, many things Repurpose can do for you, without you doing anything other than upload your time-stamped transcriptions with your audio podcast, is automatically create these audiograms for you.

 

Say what???

Now it’s YOUR Turn…Here are today’s Action Steps:

 

  1. Get yourself a free 2-week trial with Repurpose. Trust me you will not be disappointed. If you choose is to invest in this tool, which is a mere $20 a month BTW, which equates to maybe four fancy coffees a month…You can use this software in your business every day to create audiograms and so much more.
  2. When you choose to invest in it, message me on Facebook, or DM on Instagram and let me know. When you use my link to purchase this monthly software,I will send you some video content to help you get started quickly and easily.  Once you get into the software, you’re totally going to be hooked and that $20 a month will be the best $20 a month you will ever spend. And you’ll probably begin to wonder how you lived without it – just like me!

 

 

Next time on the podcast:

Multiplying Your Message with Graphics (Images)

 

We’re going to talk about how to turn your text in to some beautiful images. Plus, I have a special guest for you that’s a 28-year graphics design pro. I’m betting (there’s that NV girl shining through again), you’ll learn a thing or two.

 

Before you head out on your day, go and check out Repurpose. Get your 14 day free trial start using Repurpose to Multiply Your Message today.

 

Don’t Forget: Kids are Creators, too…

Don’t forget that your kids (or someone else’s) can be instrumental in helping you to Multiply Your Message.

 

Wanna hire a Young Creator to help you, tell us how we can help.

 

Don’t forget, any of our In a Weekend Classes are ideal for helping you bring your kiddos into your business in meaningful ways – ways which can equip them with real-world skills they can use to fund their own brighter futures.

 

This post contains affiliate links. When you choose to purchase the product/service recommended, I may receive a commission. Thank you in advance for that cup o’ coffee 😉

Repurpose to Multiply YOUR Message with Hani Mourra

Want to Multiply YOUR Message with content you’ve ALREADY Created?

Tune in for Episode 2 of my QA/sneak peek session with Hani Mourra, developer of Repurpose.io

Here’s what you’ll learn:

 

—> How to turn your audios into mini video snippets (i.e., videograms)

—> How to send your video snippets directly to Twitter

—> How to add captions to your snippets

PLUS: A sneak peek into what’s coming to Repurpose in the next month…it’s SOOOO Good.

Want a free trial to Repurpose (my FAV tool)? Get your free 14 days NOW.

Please note this post contains affiliate links and we may receive compensation when you choose to purchase. When I purchased the software myself, it LITERALLY changed my business in the BEST way! Jump in today.