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Podcasters Share Their Success Secrets

Podcasting has become a strong platform to communicate your message and expertise to a wider audience. Whether you are considering starting a podcast or thinking of ways to improve one, or interested in being a guest, get your fill of tips from the experts!

After networking with fun & friendly professionals, hear from an expert panel of experienced podcasters. They’ll discuss why podcasting is key to their success & how you can get in the action. Whether you’re starting one or looking to expand your reach as a guest, you’ll want to hear these insights including:

  • Getting your podcast started
  • How to engage with your podcast’s audience
  • How to perfect the content of your podcast
  • Ways to record and post your podcast
  • What would make a good show
  • How to build your podcast audience & your brand

Meet the Expert Podcasters Panel

John Picozzi

john-picozziJohn Picozzi is an original host of the podcast Talking Drupal, which is recorded bi-weekly via Google Hangouts and has produced 135 episodes since its premiere in 2013. Also, He is an avid listener of the podcasts This Week in Tech and The Big Web Show. John enjoys using the podcast medium to share and explore his deep knowledge of web engineering and computer science. Additionally, John is a Senior Drupal Architect at Oomph, a Providence digital design and development agency. He has worked on projects for Marriott International, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Leica Geosystems. A frequent NIM contributor from the audience or the stage, John is also an adjunct professor at Johnson & Wales University and a co-organizer of the Drupal Providence Meetup.

Matt Medeiros

matt-medeirosMatt Medeiros is the co-founder of Slocum Studio, the host of the Matt Report WordPress podcast, and the podcast trainer at www.podcaster.how. He has produced more than 200 audio podcasts and around 400 videos in the span of five years. Also, Matt has also presented at several NIM events since its founding in 2009.

Helena Harris

helena-harrisHelena Harris is a veteran podcaster (and avid equestrian). She co-founded the Horse Radio Network in 1998 with one show and just 12 listeners. Today, HRN logs more than 10 million episode downloads each year, with subscribers in 42 countries. Additionally, Helena has hosted and produced four shows on HRN, as well as her new, independent podcast, That Newport Show, a lifestyle podcast about love, life, and adventure in Newport, Rhode Island.

That Newport Show launched in March of 2016 and is produced under the umbrella of Helena’s marketing firm, Sparkle and Boom, which provides outsourced expertise in marketing and communications. Prior to her freelance career, Helena served as a product marketing manager in the tech industry for companies like Sybase/SAP, Thomson Financial, and EBSCO Publishing. She left corporate life behind after becoming a mother. She found that working independently was a great fit for her creative spirit. Trading high rises for hay lofts, she now runs Sparkle and Boom from an office in Little Compton that looks an awful lot like a barn.

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TonyGuarnaccia

Learn from Your Competition and GET AHEAD

On April 7, Big Fish Results founder Tony Guarnaccia shared agency-level marketing strategy, tools, and techniques.  Guarnaccia discussed how to develop your edge by discovering which strategies work for your competitors.

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He also shared the tactics Big Fish utilizes to help its clients spy on their competitors including:

  • Audience – competitor size and market share, site referral mix
  • Reach – traffic sources, paid vs. organic reach, seasonality and traffic trends
  • SEO – organic rankings, backlink analysis, fast-moving and trending search terms
  • Search Advertising – targeted keywords, share of search engine traffic
  • Digital Advertising  – advertising spend, ad copy and banner ad designs
  • Social Media – shares, likes, fans, followers, reach and engagement

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Better Business With Better Internet

At this #NIMRI event, a panel of local officials and hi-speed broadband experts discussed the significance of bringing fiber optics to Aquidneck Island. The Aquidneck Island Broadband Project is initiating speed tests around the Island and raising awareness among the community about fiber optics. This alternative serves as a faster and more efficient system than older broadband networks.

Meet The Panelists

  • Stuart Freiman– Director of Broadband at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, and Program Director of Broadband Rhode Island
  • Andrew Cohill– President and CEO of Wide Open Networks and Design Nine. He is a broadband architect who has worked with many communities to build out similar successful projects.
  • Matthew Wainwright– Technology Director for the Town of Middletown, 2nd VP on the GMIS International Executive Board, BostonSIM Providence CIO Roundtable co-chair. Also, a key stakeholder in the Aquidneck Island Broadband Project.
  • Paul Carroll– Economic Development Director for the City of Newport and supporter of the Aquidneck Island Broadband Project
  • Ron Corriveau– Vice President of Business Development at COS Systems AB,

In the United States, more than 1,200 communities have fiber optics. Plus, Google is deploying gigabit networks in over a dozen more communities across the nation. The panelist’s engaged the audience by expressing the benefits of fiber optics and encouraging others to support the initiative for better Internet on Aquidneck Island.

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DonnaMac

Maximizing your Multimedia Output

Donna Mac of DMacVoice & Media shared her expert advice on how you can you bring your website alive AND help boost SEO by turning boring text into exciting audio/visual content.

At this NIM event, audiences learned how to create their own professional production with a few simple tools and techniques that will bring your market alive with exciting new content.

Audiences received advice on how to obtain a more interactive and appealing selling point through subjects like the following:

  • Importance of multimedia, such as video and podcasts
  • Responsive design and material
  • Understanding the audience
  • Authentic delivery & what to include
  • Do it yourself production overview
  • Implementing production and your final product

Meet Donna Mac

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Donna Mac is a pioneering female broadcaster with live, on-air experience as a news producer, editor, and radio personality. She’s led countless events as a keynote speaker and facilitator. She’s owned DMacVoice & Media since 2003, giving her clients the ability to create high-quality multimedia products that promote businesses and educate audiences. She also coaches executives on improving their presentation skills. This way, their messages are concise and compelling, whether delivered live or virtually.

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