#2-ZOOM-califragilisticexpialidocious - JANUARY 2021 contest

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Immediate Home Solutions

Ken Jones was our speaker for the January 12 Zoom meeting and he went over everything that we may need to do our own podcast.  The timing of this (for me) was excellent, as I am going to be doing one very soon regarding creative real estate.  Especially since my main expertise is buying properties 'Subject To' and I already have a large following on certain social media sites.

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Ken is very knowledgable about what he does and we were lucky to have him on our meeting and I can see why he's so good about putting on a podcast.  

He has one of those voices that you can listen to any time of day!

I would encourage you to go find some of his past podcasts and listen to them.  I don't think that you'll be dissappointed.

He went over everything that we would need to put on our own podcast including software that you may want (depending on what kind of computer you have), different things that you may want whether you have an Apple or PC, microphones that you could use (he gave us numerous choices to look at, though you don't have to go with those), microphone holders (if you want one in front of you or on your desk), headphones so that you can hear yourself (hey, everybody for the most part likes to hear themselves talk!), whether you need a converter or not and where you might want to host your podcast.

He also gave us a cost breakdown of what it might cost you for what you would need.  You could go super inexpensive of go for a higher expense.  That could cost you from just over $400.  He explained to us that you don't necessarily have to go with the most expensive stuff to get the best sound.  He did make it very clear that you want to stay away from a wireless microphone unless your ok picking up stray conversations.

Ken also discussed that you definitely don't want to be monotone (use inflections and intonation in your voice) or salesy (that means sounding like a used car or snake oil person) (who would want to listen to that anyway?).  

Have an intersting topic that people want to listen too.  It's more than ok to target your audience, you would want to.  That's how someone will find you.  

Ken spoke about the possibility of you pre-recording your podcasts so that you have some in 'the bag' and that you could put them out the same time a few times a week or weekly or so.  You don't have to do them every day.

You want to make sure that you put out good content with your podcast so that people want to follow you and listen to what you have to say.

He explained to us that people have listened to his podcast years later.  So they definitely live on.

Thanks to Ken Jones for putting on an excellent presentation that was well thought out.

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With Enthusiasm,

Jeffrey M. Richman

 

Comments (2)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeffrey Richman this was another topic I knew very little about, but after Ken's presentation have much more of an appreciation on what goes into doing a podcast, and equipment involved.

Jan 31, 2021 01:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jeffrey:

Sounds like Ken's presentation and advice was right up your alley given your plan to do a podcast - let us know when you do, and perhaps write a post about it.

Thanks for your entry for the January Challenge.

Jeff

Jan 31, 2021 05:28 PM