New TalkShoe Player - Colors, Shapes, Sizes

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There are now TalkShoe Players (badges) available in new shapes, sizes and colors. The player displays all past episodes, and has a Live Now button when the Talkcast goes live. People can list right from your blog or website.

You can include a player for any Talkcast on TalkShoe, not just your own. Under any Talkcast select “Create a Badge”.

Badge Sample

How do I Increase Live Participation?

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Increasing participation is the 64,000 question for our TalkShoe hosts. There are many ways, and no single way to do this. Here are some suggestions

  1. Do your podcast at a regular day and time
  2. Schedule 2+ episodes in advance
  3. Use the invitation function when creating a new episode
  4. Invite several times
  5. Send emails to your personal email list
  6. Talk about participating on your show so listeners will hear it
  7. Promote a link to your show in your email signature
  8. If all else fails, call your mom and ask her to join :-)

Please comment in the Host Blog with your suggestions.

TalkShoe Named Inman News 2007 Innovator Award Finalist

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Inman News has announced the finalists today for its 11th annual Innovator Awards. The Inman Innovator Awards recognize companies that use technology and innovation to enhance the real estate transaction and experience for consumers and real estate professionals. Read the Press Release.

The New Host Lounge

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We’re happy to bring you some brand new web pages as part of the new Host Lounge. It’s a new section of the website specifically dedicated and designed for TalkShoe Hosts. In it you’ll find some exciting, fun and interesting new things including:

Host profiles (stories about your fellow hosts)
What’s New Section
Tips and Tricks
Dedicated Host Blog
Host Forum Section
Links to Host-oriented Talkcasts
 Host Quotes (and email us your own)

Please email us any suggestions at

Happy Birthday TalkShoe - June 15th

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, What's New Print This Post

On June 15th, 2007 TalkShoe’s website had its first birthday. We’ve grown up, and the service has been a hit. We’re already over 40,000 users and 1,000,000 downloads per month. Thanks to all of you who have helped make TalkShoe a success over the past year.

Blogger & Podcaster Magazine Features TalkShoe

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TalkShoe was featured in the June issue of Blogger & Podcaster magazine. Read the article (page 26). Also, check out the whole magazine and subscribe for Free to the online edition — it’s a great publication. 

System Maintenance - 6/30/2007 3-6AM EST

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, What's New Print This Post

TalkShoe will be unavailable during routine system and network maintenance on 6/30/2007 from 3:00 to 6:00 AM EST.

Thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

Pod-Planet and TalkShoe Partner

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Be sure to check out Pod-Planet ( , TalkShoe’s new directory listing partner, for some great podcasts. When hosts create a Talkcast with TalkShoe, we also list it for you on Pod-Planet.



| Author: TalkShoe Team | In TalkShoe Tips Print This Post

There’s a new category called “Just Testing”. When you create a new Talkcast with the Just Testing category, it is not listed in the public directory or search results. Select this category when you’re just trying out the system or piloting a new show. Only you can access the Talkcast from your myTalkShoe page.

Insert a TalkShoe Player on your Website

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You can now insert a Podcast Player on your website. People who visit your website or blog can directly listen to your past episodes, as well as a LIVE episode. Go to your Talkcast Page and click the “Create a Badge” link. There’s a cool player, and you can even select a custom color! It’s fun and easy to add players. You can also select anyone’s Talkcast to appear on your website.

Badge Sample Original

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