Zoomin' With ActiveRain and Ken Jones

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Zoomin' With ActiveRain and Ken Jones

The Tuesday Zoom call was on creating a Podcast and was hosted by Debb Maxwell. The presented was Kenneth (Ken) Jones who currently works as a Real Estate Investment Consultant but has been a licensed real estate broker and Certified Appraiser.  He has been working in the business since the early 1970's and has developed and evolved his marketing and sales abilities into what he does today.   Zoomin' With ActiveRain and Ken Jones

He made this Zoom meeting a How To for anyone interested in doing podcasts and was most gracious in demonstrating how one would be set up, what type of equipment would be needed, techniques with equipment and scripts to make a professional podcast and even what platforms to seek to host the podcast.

It was an interesting 45 minutes, and what made it more pleasant to myself was the Zoom screen with the participants from ActiveRain which made it the closest thing to being part of what we used to know as RainCamps.  (Only without the handshakes and hugs).

Ken offered a step by step approach to setting up a podcast.  Starting out with what to discuss and the manner in which it should be prepared.  People are quick to recognize the real deal when it comes to presentations and the information offered should come from someone who delivers it with knowledge and sincerity.  That was the feeling we got in listening to him make his presentation.

It ws also offered that having a solid plan for the podcast would help as well.  This requires a firm grasp of the subject matter, which also connects to the audience one would wish t reach. Then there's the frequency of the podcast; day and time of day.  It should seldom be live and it would also be beneficial to have several completed podcasts ready to go to avoid a last minute rush which could discredit the caster.

The set up needs to be professional but that does not men it would cost a great deal.  Ken offered options for setting up the podcast that could be done for as little as $300 to a more solid system costing around $900.  These would be the various components such as a microphone, mike support; headphones, air filter to make the sound professional,

The software for the podcast need not be expensive and many apps are available free, Garageband being one.  The type of computer being used determine the software but the larger brands have free software available.

The final part of the podcast would be the host platform, and Ken shared 3 possibilities .

Th screen shots he use in his presentation were all professional as was the manner in which he delivered same.

Ken is a very down to earth guy and for anyone looking to get more familiar with his work you need only hop onto his website, Jones Real Estate Consulting and look at some of his previous podcasts.

Zoomin' With ActiveRain and Ken Jones

This being my first ever Zoom, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy to join and the ease with which I could check out the attendees and also actively participate in the meeting should I have chosen to interject.

I will definitely check in on another meeting in the near future and was very happy to learn a bit today as well.

Zoomin' With ActiveRain and Ken Jones

 

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Carol Williams
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It was a great turnout for Ken's presentation. Lots of interest in Podcasts these days.

Jan 13, 2021 07:12 AM #9
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Brother Ed it was great to see your smiling face on the ZOOM Meeting.  Hopefully you will make time to attend more of these meetings.

Jan 13, 2021 07:45 AM #10
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Hi Ed Silva - Great explanation! Thank you.  This is not in my wheelhouse but I do know a person who started one and has been able to generate ads from it. 

Jan 13, 2021 09:00 AM #11
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ED,

How nice that so manyc omplimentary posts were written about Ken's presentation.  And I am happy you enjoyed the experience.   A

Jan 13, 2021 11:58 AM #12
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Kat Palmiotti   Thank you and I could almost see those lots you're trying to sell over your shoulder

Jan 13, 2021 02:37 PM #13
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Lise Howe   I did notice on the call that the presentation could be recorded and that may well be something I do in the future.

Rocky Dickerson   You looked just like you at the meeting, minus the red tie of course.

Jan 13, 2021 02:42 PM #14
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Grant Schneider   Thanks, You had a background that looked more like a library,

Doug Dawes   It was my first and it was interesting to learn how a podcast is done and how to make it  sound professional.

 

Jan 13, 2021 02:44 PM #15
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI   Club, I don't know about that.  I do recall a quote but don't remember the author:  I wouldn't belong to any club that would have me as a member.

Carol Williams   You also had a nice backdrop palm trees and cabana boys

Jan 13, 2021 02:46 PM #16
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George Souto   Thanks I sometimes forget to bring the smile.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   Not in mine either.  You once had a neighbor in Williams, AZ,  Carra Riley that did podcasts and blogtalk radio show, Cosmic Pie.  She has since moved to NM but I'm sure is still doing them.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel    A there were 39 listeners/viewers and almost all stayed to the end

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Hi Ed:

Great recap of a wonderful presentation by Ken Jones. He was very thorough and it was helpful to have the suggestions for the equipment!

Jeff

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Hi Ed- wasn't it fun!!!! And I'm so glad that you joined us. Your recap was a good one. I had no idea about all of the equipment!

Jan 13, 2021 07:36 PM #19
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Jeff Dowler, CRS   Yes it as and very detailed.  Are you going to try your hand at it as well?

Kathy Streib   It was good to attend  well as the bonus of some quality time with some ActiveRain stars

Jan 14, 2021 05:23 AM #20
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The one benefit of the challenge that I am not able to participate in is that there are great summaries of the zoom meeting that I was unable to attend, haha.

Jan 14, 2021 05:32 AM #21
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Good Thursday morning, Ed.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 14, 2021 05:38 AM #22
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Ed, thanks for sharing your thoughts about the Zoom meeting with Ken Jones. It is a very informative post and I will return to it. I am not able to attend always on Tuesday morning, but highly value those Zooms. 

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I too am glad I attended this A/R Zoom meeting. Yes...Ken did a great presentation and I liked his step by step approach!

Jan 14, 2021 08:49 AM #24
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Brian England   I read some of the other summaries and was also impressed

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Steffy Hristova   It was my first one but will make attempts to get in on them in the future as well.

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   Sheila I thought I recognized you on the display

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Ed Silva - Who would have ever thought for many of us our humble beginnings on AR began with RainCamp, then local meet-ups, to ZOOM! You must be enjoying yourself, very much!

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