Zooming With The Podcast Guru Ken Jones

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

The Zoom Expert presenter for our Tuesday Zoom Meeting Ken Jones was enlightening! I decided before his presentation to listen to a podcast from his “The Ken Jones Real Estate Show.” I listened to Closing the Sale starts at Hello which was a spirited, interesting and informative podcast. I was surprised he hates the term closing! What..I love closings..but I learned he doesn’t like how it’s used because it tends to refer to the end of a transaction. He is right closing doesn’t mean the end ….it means the process of finding people who are willing to sell or buy and qualifying them along the way. Speaking in a non-threatening way with a step by step process….boom you have the business!


I can see why others find his continuing sales approach leads to finding decision makers. My take away is a new way to look at the term closing, it’s not the final event it’s a process that leads someone to make a final decision to sell or buy.  I subscribed to his podcast and plan on listening to others because I feel he offers something of value.


After learning about the podcasts Ken creates I was open to learning the nuts and bolts of how to produce a podcast. The presentation was on the set-up, hosting and equipment needed to produce a podcast. It was all fascinating.


He offered so many tips from posting on the same day each week (wouldn’t have thought that mattered) and always have pre-recorded podcasts ready to go so you don’t miss a week. Having good content and offering something of interest to your target audience is vital if you expect listeners to come back for more.

Ken explained that good clear sound with no distortion is critical. He suggested never use your laptop mic.  I was amazed there were so many different types of microphones. Ken uses a Electro-Voice RE-320 microphone that he mounts on a suspended shock absorber but he showed us other good quality products in different price ranges.

Recording software is another important aspect when determining what is needed to record podcasts as well as finding a company to host your podcast. There is a lot to consider in producing a podcast. Do you want to make the financial investment (ranging from $380 - $900 and beyond) and time commitment? Consistency in recording, knowing your audience and providing good content is what will make your podcasts successful.

Thank you Ken for an excellent presentation!  I feel it’s not a commitment I will pursue but I have a better understanding of what is involved in producing a podcast and have respect for those who choose to explore this avenue.

If you haven’t attended a ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting in the past please make an effort to participate.

We are so fortunate to have such talented members in ActiveRain willing to share their expertise. Knowledge is power and where else can you learn so much on one site!

Look for George Souto's post on our Zoom upcoming Tuesday meeting (January 19) at 12 pm EST. Thank You Debe Maxwell, CRS for your leadership in making this weekly event happen! If you are new to ActiveRain please put this date and time on your calender, it's a must.

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Comments (21)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love how many of the members enjoyed Ken Jones's presentation.  It is always good to hear positive posts.  A

Jan 17, 2021 10:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,

Yes it is always good to see AT members participating and learning..we are so fortunate to have such a variety of Knowledgeable members.

Jan 17, 2021 11:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! Great synopsis, Dorie! I love that you listened to one of his podcasts prior to the ZOOM call. It really does help to understand more of what he presented.

And, thank you for the kind words. These meetings have just been wonderful and I am so appreciative to the amazing presenters we have had and the community participation. Without the 'team,' it would not be what it is today!

Jan 17, 2021 10:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm going to be listening to more of his podcasts and enjoyed listening to it so I understand more the content and then learning about all about the investment in the equipment. Not everyone feels comfortable with the time and investment but I have a greater respect for those that jump in! The community participation is testament to the value received. You make it happen!!

Jan 17, 2021 11:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for your report on this successful Zoom session.

Jan 17, 2021 11:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Yes it was another successful Zoom session Roy Kelley 

Jan 17, 2021 03:42 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Great report on the meeting Dorie.

Jan 17, 2021 12:42 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Lyn Sims !

Jan 17, 2021 03:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- I'm so glad that this was featured!!! Your synopsis of the presentation as well as one of Ken's podcasts was spot on. 

Jan 17, 2021 01:12 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Kathy Streib ..we are so fortunate to have such talented people on AR..I learned a lot from Ken's presentation.

Jan 17, 2021 03:43 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I've enjoyed reading all the glowing reviews of Ken's presentation. And yours is no exception.  Thanks for this Dorie. D

Jan 17, 2021 02:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jan 17, 2021 03:44 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It looks like I’ll have two more conversing with this gentleman because it sounds like he knows what he talking about.

Jan 17, 2021 09:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Laura Cerrano ..yes he does!

Jan 18, 2021 10:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I can only hope to attend the next event! Very good information here!

Jan 17, 2021 09:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Laura Cerrano,

 Be sure and try and come it is tomorrow at noon EST!

Jan 18, 2021 10:18 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

That was a wonderful summary of what I also thought was an excellent presentation by Ken Jones. I hope to listen to a few of his podcasts to get a better first hand view of what he does so well!


Jan 17, 2021 11:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS ,

You will get a lot out of his podcasts!

Jan 18, 2021 10:19 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is so cool to see the zoom meetings being so well attended, they have come a long way since the very first one we had.

Jan 18, 2021 04:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Brian England ..they sure have come a long way! It's awesome to see so many attending!

Jan 18, 2021 10:20 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

It was so good to actually see the people we interact with here via comments...!  Great content by Ken.  Thank you for the reminder to spend some time listening to his podcast.  Have a good day!

Jan 18, 2021 04:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Brenda Mayette ,

I was glad to see you jump on the Zoom meeting! Ken's podcasts are worth listening too.

Jan 18, 2021 10:21 AM
Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Rahway, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Thank you so very much for your kind words.

I really enjoyed addressing the AR Zoom meeting last week. Unfortunately, there really wasn't enough time to be able to provide as much info as is needed to learn how to do a podcast.

However, I do have a series of FREE video tutorials that I'm about to release where I provide everything needed to know to create a great, professional-level podcast.

I just need to make 1 correction. The microphone I use is an Electro-Voice RE-320, not a Rode Podcaster.

Thanks, again. And, I hope you and everyone here in the Rain listens to The Ken Jones Real Estate Show (plug, plug).

Jan 18, 2021 05:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Ken Jones I will make that correction on the mircophone you use, thank you for the correction. I plan to listen to more of your podcasts..I like the spirited style of delivery it makes the message sing out loud and clear.

Jan 18, 2021 07:21 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Dorie, it's always good to learn from others in the industry, glad you enjoyed the zoom meeting.

Jan 18, 2021 08:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was so informative..I have a much better appreciation for those that create them.

Jan 18, 2021 10:22 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Great tips. Wish I would have been on that Zoom as I have recently launched a podcast. A lot of work goes into the platform.

Jan 18, 2021 08:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Paula McDonald, Ph.D. ,

Good for you! You are right a lot of work goes in to the creation so I'll be glad to listen to yours.

Jan 18, 2021 10:23 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a great idea you had to listen to one of his podcasts before his zoom presentation. I liked when he played the beginning of one of his podcasts and I thought he sounded very entertaining and upbeat!

Jan 18, 2021 09:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ,

That is exactly what I like about Ken's podcasts...the message comes across loud and clear because its fun to listen to his delivery.

Jan 18, 2021 10:25 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

If there is a silver lining to this pandemic, it is that technology has filled a breach that would have otherwise been kept in place, without it.

Jan 18, 2021 05:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 18, 2021 05:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Thank you so much!! It was a wonderful presentation and looking forward to tomorrows!

Jan 18, 2021 05:57 PM
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

Ken Jones gave us some amazing tools, tips, and tricks on his zoom meeting.  I am not interested in doing podcasts, yet but I learned tips about makingvideos.

Great Post Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR.

Jan 18, 2021 07:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS. I'm not interested in venturing into Podcast creations either but I learned a lot and have a healthy respect for those that pursue making them.

Jan 20, 2021 09:07 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post and recap re Ken Jones' podcast.  It was very interesting to listen to the nuances.  I just bought a microphone and am excited to use it.   Will try it in today's AR Zoom :)  See you soon!

Jan 26, 2021 08:30 AM