Episode 213 – Cary Gordon – Rebranding

Cary Gordon with Prime Camera (@PrimeCameraUSA on twitter) returns to discuss rebranding with host Craig Price. It’s not common that a guest not named Alan Cerny comes on the show twice in a year. Last time, Cary came on to discuss his position as Social Media Marketer for Comicpalooza. This time, he’s here to discuss his …

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Episode 204 – Voices of Experience Interview – The Secrets of Podcasting

Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz of this year’s Voices of Experience podcast take the reigns and interview Craig Price on the Secrets of Podcasting. While Craig is away at this year’s Influence conference in Phoenix, he offers up an interview he did for the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Magazine’s Voices of Experience. With the permission of the NSA, you can hear Steve and Pilar interview Craig on a wide variety of ways podcasting can help speakers.  There’s no mystery to podcasting. Today, it’s easier and cheaper to do than it was five or ten years ago. In fact, all you really need is a smartphone with a good mic and a pair of ear buds! Craig explains what he does and how to make it easier for you to start podcasting today.

The 2015-2016 Voices of Experience was hosted by Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz (@StevenI and @HabloEspanol on twitter).  You can learn more about them at steveniwersen.com and pilarortiz.com.  You can hear the VOE monthly podcast at http://mynsavoe.libsyn.com/ and you can join the National Speakers Association at NSASpeaker.org.

Watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimVTQuLVjY 

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Episode 181 – Ming Chen – Houston FanFair Panel

Ming Chen (@mingchen37 on twitter) joins host Craig Price live from the Houston FanFair presented by Comicpalooza. Once again, Craig was asked to host a celebrity panel for a new event in Houston. Though they met during a different panel during Comicpalooza earlier in the year, Craig goes one-on-one with AMC’s reality television show Comic Book Men and the I Sell Comics podcast, Ming Chen. The two discuss podcasting, how a Clerks fan website started Ming down a strange and fun path, Houston hot spots, drinking and life on a “reality” TV show.

Comic Book Men season 5 premieres October 18th on AMC and you can listen to Ming’s weekly podcast with co-host Mike Zapcic I Sell Comics on the SModcast network  at http://www.smodcast.com/channels/i-sell-comics/

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Episode 172 – Podcasting Your Influence: Live from Washington DC

Listen to host Craig Price give his session “Podcasting Your Influence: Using Podcasts to Share Your Expertise”. On Sunday, June 19th, Craig presented at the National Speaker’s Association. The theme of the day was Celebrity Sunday and Craig harnessed his 4 and a half years of podcasting into a 1 hour presentation. It was a packed house with people sitting on the floor and along the front of the stage! This new and custom made program just for this event was a hit and full of content. Thanks to the staff of the National Speakers Association for allowing Craig to share this with his podcast listeners.

Session Description:
With the steady growth over the last decade, more and more speakers are learning how to spread their influence through podcasting. You will learn the ins and outs of podcastings, how to include a podcast into your current marketing plan and ways to make your podcast more engaging. Veteran podcast host and producer Craig Price will not only show you how his podcast became an integral part of his marketing but also how you can too. Don’t miss this chance to use the perfect medium for a speaker!

All the sessions at this year’s Influence 2015 audio recordings are now available!

APP BONUS: Craig shares his slides for you to follow along as you listen.

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Episode 161 – John Simons – Comicpalooza 2015

John Simons, chairman of Comicpalooza (@comicpalooza on twitter) speaks with host Craig Price about putting a comic-con together. The two discuss the modest history of Comicpalooza from it’s humble beginnings in a movie theater lobby to the juggernaut can’t miss festival that boast 60,000 attendees (more are expected this year!). John explains how he had hoped to grow into a hotel ballroom type of space only to see his comic-con jump into the cavernous George R Brown Convention Center. He talks about how he plans ahead (sometime up to 3 years in advance) for upcoming conventions, who they decide to ask and what type of programming you can expect this year. Craig goes on and on about how great John Barrowman was at Comicpalooza 2014 (It’s kind of embarrassing), the diversity of programming available (it’s really like 10 small conventions happening at once) and the love of beer while waiting in line.

Comicpalooza’s mission is to provide the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States, serving not only the fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music and film, but also as a trade show and showcase for the studios, publishers, and manufacturers in those industries.

This year Comicpalooza is happening on May 22nd through the 25th. You can learn about all the guests currently scheduled (Craig is excited to see Haley Atwell and Henry Winkler) at http://www.comicpalooza.com 

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Episode 148 – Thom Singer – Entrepreneurs

Thom Singer (@thomsinger on Twitter) returns to talk about his new podcast Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do with host Craig Price. It seems podcasting guests are few and far between so when Craig heard Thom was starting up a new podcast dealing with entrepreneurs, he knew he needed to get Thom back on the show. The two discuss Thom’s show, how podcasting has opened up his network (even though he’s a master at it!) and what he’s learned talking to entrepreneurs. Craig also shares his insights into why Thom’s podcast has rocketed atop the iTunes (a good show is only one reason) and some of the ways Thom could use his podcast along side his Conference Catalyst program. If you’re on the fence about podcasting for your business you have to listen to this episode.

You can subscribe to Thom’s podcast via iTunes and learn more about Thom’s speaking at http://www.thomsinger.com

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Episode 112 – Elsie Escobar – Podcasting

Elsie Escobar (@yogeek on twitter) joins host Craig Price on location to talk about podcasting.  Recorded live on location in beautifully crisp Pittsburgh, this episode gets pretty meta and special bonus points for anyone who counts how often the word podcast is used! Podcasting seems to be getting larger and larger each year. Getting into podcasting is fairly easy, but getting one out on a consistent basis and growing an audience? Totally different story. Elsie and Craig talk about engaging your audience to grow listenership, some of the trends that Elsie sees as the Social Media Community Manager for Libsyn, the largest podcast host provider out there and how gravity can effect microphones. The also discuss what topics are on the rise and how podcasting can elevate your business. 
Elsie has her own podcast award-nominated podcast called “Elsie’s Yoga Class” at http://www.elsiesyogakula.com as well as her latest podcast she does for Libsyn called The Feed. Full disclosure: While the podcast media is hosted on Libsyn servers and even though Craig is a paying customer of said Libsyn – this is not an advertisement nor a sponsored episode. 
It’s a podcast for podcasters from the biggest name in podcasting. Yeah…I’ll stop using the word podcast now. Podcast!

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