“Featured Shows” Option Available to Hosts for Promoting a Show - click for details…

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Hosts can promote their shows on the TalkShoe Home Page, the Master Show Listing Page and the Show Category Pages via a monthly “Featured Show” subscription.

Two Featured Show Options are available. Following are the description and the process to sign-up for each:

1) Global Featured Show Option -
HOW THIS WORKS - This capability is available via a month-to-month subscription at a rate of $20 per month. Global Featured Shows are featured on the TalkShoe Home Page (www.talkshoe.com), the Master Show Listing Page (http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/Listen.jsp?pushNav=1&cmd=browse ) and the Show Category Pages (example: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/Categories.jsp?categoryId=4&cmd=cat ).
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as a ‘Global Featured Show’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: Featured@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QMRT567H58R9Q

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your Global Featured Show Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your Global Featured Show Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.

2) Category Featured Show Option -
HOW THIS WORKS - This capability is available via a month-to-month subscription at a rate of $9 per month. Category Featured Shows are featured on the Show Category Pages (example: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/Categories.jsp?categoryId=4&cmd=cat ).
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as a ‘Category Featured Show’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: Featured@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3ZT8FQ9NRAK2W

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your Category Featured Show Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your Category Featured Show Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.

OTHER NOTES - The Terms and Subscription Conditions of the Featured Show Subscription: The subscription to the Featured Show capability is on a month-to-month basis. No long term commitment to continue with the subscription is required. There is no initial setup charge for a Featured Show Subscription. TalkShoe, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to accept or reject the inclusion of a Show/Call as a Featured Show. TalkShoe pays particular attention to the appropriateness of a Show/Call for a wide general audience when determining if a Show/Call will be accepted to participate as a Featured Show. TalkShoe does not warrant that functions of this service will be uninterrupted or error free. TalkShoe reserves the right to terminate subscriptions for this service at anytime with or without cause at the sole discretion of TalkShoe. In the event that TalkShoe terminates this service, TalkShoe will refund the unused portion of a paid subscription fee, in a total amount up to one month’s subscription fee. The total liability of TalkShoe is limited to a total amount equal to one month’s subscription fee. There is no subscription termination fee.

If questions arise, please send them to Featured@talkshoe.com .

System Update as of 10:30pm EDST: Certain TalkShoe Participants and Hosts are Experiencing Difficulty Connecting to the System

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System Update as of 10:30pm EDST: Certain TalkShoe Participants and Hosts are Experiencing Difficulty Connecting to the System - The TalkShoe Technical Team is working to identify and rectify this situation. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may be creating for some of you. Thank you for your continued support and use of the TalkShoe System.

TalkShoe APIs Back On-Line

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As 10:55am eastern time on Monday August 9, 2010 the TalkShoe Technical Team reports that the TalkShoe APIs are back on line. If you find that any problems return, please send an email message with specifics to support@talkshoe.com - We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this situation has caused some of our users. Thank you for your continued support and use of the TalkShoe system.

Certain TalkShoe APIs are Off-Line

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As of 10:20pm eastern time on Sunday August 8, 2010, certain TalkShoe APIs remain off-line. This problem has persisted for several hours and is being addressed by the TalkShoe Technical Team. This condition can affect a number of remote API related functions including some remote linking to the TalkShoe site and remote access to audio recordings. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused some of our users. The TalkShoe Technical Team is working to bring this service fully back on line as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support and use of the TalkShoe system.

Sporadic Host Access Problem Addressed as of 10:53pm Thursday May 13th - click for details

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Tonight (Thursday May 13th) several Show Hosts experienced a long delay and in some instances were unable to access their Show online. The TalkShoe Technical Team has taken corrective actions and as of 10:53pm, it appears that the problem has been resolved. If you experience a similar problem, please send the details to support@talkshoe.com - We are sorry for the inconvenience this situation has created for some of the TalkShoe Hosts. Thank you for your continued support and use of the TalkShoe System!

FREE TRAINING CLASS FOR NEW & PROSPECTIVE HOSTS - Dec 22nd(Wed) & 28th(Tues) at 10am EST + other dates/times - Click for details - Sign-up Now to Reserve a Spot

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Have you ever considered Hosting your own Show on TalkShoe? NOW is the time to start!

SIGN UP NOW to attend the FREE training program “TalkShoe Basic Training for New & Prospective Hosts”! (Pre-registration is required even though it’s free - just send an email to training@talkshoe.com)

This free training program is conducted by the leading experts on the TalkShoe User Support Team. Now the program consists of a new format - one session lasting 2 hours. This program is offered on the following dates:

Tuesday November 16th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time
Wednesday November 17th at 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern Time
Saturday November 20th at 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern Time
Thursday December 2nd at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time
Tuesday December 14th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time
Wednesday December 22nd at 10-11:30am Eastern Time
Tuesday December 28th at 10-11:30am Eastern Time
Sunday January 2nd at 11am-12:20pm Eastern Time
Tuesday January 11th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time
Thursday January 27th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time

This session will consist of prepared material covering key topics of interest to New and Prospective TalkShoe Hosts. Periodically throughout the session the participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions. The material covered is basic and appropriate for individuals who are interested in becoming Show Hosts. Our philosophy is that no question is too simple!

Topics covered include:
” Using TalkShoe as a listener
” Setting up your Hosting Account
” Scheduling your First Episode
” Controlling your Show/Call from your Phone
” How to End/Terminate your Show/Call
” How to Handle Disturbances and Disruptive Participants
” Broadcast Techniques - How to Conduct a Show in a Professional Manner
” Interview Techniques
” Best Practice Do’s and Don’ts
” Where to Go for More Help - Hosting Resources
” Availability of Advanced Premium Training

Individuals interested in attending must register by sending an email indicating their interest to: training@talkshoe.com Include an indication of your level of experience. You will receive additional information regarding the training, including how to connect to the sessions.

This training was created in response to user requests.

SIGN UP TODAY - THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SESSION!

Come join the FUN - Become a Host Today!!!

Note: Advanced Premium Training (which covers more advanced topics) is also available - The next two hour session is Thursday December 9th. click this link for more details: http://tinyurl.com/22qrp86

HOSTS: Ad Free Version Now Available for You and Your Participants! - click for details

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Chat Announcements, In The News, Press Releases, Support, TalkShoe Tips, What's New Print This Post

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is now available to Show/Call Hosts.

This option provides an Ad Free version of your Show Page and Web Chat Client for ALL of your show’s participants.

HOW IT WORKS - The ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is available by way of a monthly subscription. When a ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription is obtained for a Show/Call, all participants who join that Show/Call will view a version of the Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client which contain no display ads (i.e. no banner or text ads).

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription can be purchased by any Host for any Show/Call (public or private, listed or unlisted) and runs on a month-to-month basis. There is no long term contract required. That is, the ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option subscription can be canceled at any time. The subscription rate for this ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is $14.95 per month. The $14.95 per month subscription rate covers one Show/Call ID and covers an unlimited number of Episodes of that Show/Call during each month.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as ‘Display Ads Free’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: GoAdFree@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QH45UFADSZR64

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.
5. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, you will need to take no further action. From that point forward, all users who access your Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client during your shows will see no display ads.

OTHER NOTES - The Terms and Subscription Conditions of the Display Ad Free Premium Subscription: The subscription to the Display Ad Free Premium Option is on a month-to-month basis. No long term commitment to continue with the subscription is required. The Display Ad Free Premium Option works with both public (listed) and private (unlisted) TalkShoe Shows/Calls. The price is $14.95 per month payable through PayPal. Each Display Ad Free Subscription is associated with one TalkShoe Show/Call ID. There is no initial setup charge for a Display Ad Free Premium Subscription. All TalkShoe Terms of Service apply to this service option. TalkShoe does not warrant that functions of this service option will be uninterrupted or error free. TalkShoe reserves the right to terminate subscriptions for this service option at anytime with or without cause at the sole discretion of TalkShoe. In the event that TalkShoe terminates this service option, TalkShoe will refund the unused portion of a paid subscription fee, in a total amount up to one month’s subscription fee. The total liability of TalkShoe is limited to a total amount equal to one month’s subscription fee. There is no subscription termination fee.

Advanced Premium Training for Hosts - Thursday January 20th - 7pm Eastern - (2 hours) - click for details and signup

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SIGN UP NOW to attend the new ADVANCED PREMIUM fee based on-line training program!

This training program is being offered on Thursday January 20th from 7-9pm Eastern Time - ie a single 2 hour session!

The following topics will be included:

* Connecting to TalkShoe via VOIP/SIP (free X-Lite & Skype Out)
* Improving Performance and Response Time via TalkShoe Live Pro
* Enabling Professional Capabilities via vEmotion (intros, outros, local recording, etc.)
* Advantages of a Direct Dial Number
* Local Recordings - Why and How
* Editing Audio Files (Audacity & intros, outros, recordings, sound effects, etc.)
* Finding Royalty Free / Podsafe Music
* The Use and Non-Use of Licensed and Copyrighted Material
* Hosting Resources - And Where to Get More Help
* Arranging for Premium TalkShoe Features & your free premium with this training

A Question and Answer segment will be held at several points during the 2 hour training session. The fee for this Advanced Premium Online Training is $24.95.

HOW TO ENROLL:
1) Send an email to training@talkshoe.com indicating your interest in signing up for this Advanced Permium Training (TS-TRNG201). This will enable details of the session to be communicated to you via return email.
2) Send payment of your Advanced Premium Training fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses PayPal to accept training fees.) Once you access this link you will see that your payment can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JB5HARGGPEYTG

This training was created in response to TalkShoe User requests.

We look forward to having you join this Advanced Premium Online Training session!

HOSTS: ‘Ad Free’ Premium Version of the Show Page and Web Chat Client Now Available - click for details

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A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is now available to Show/Call Hosts.

HOW IT WORKS - The ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is available by way of a monthly subscription. When a ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription is obtained for a Show/Call, all participants who join that Show/Call will view a version of the Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client which contain no display ads (i.e. no banner or text ads).

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription can be purchased by any Host for any Show/Call (public or private, listed or unlisted) and runs on a month-to-month basis. There is no long term contract required. That is, the ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option subscription can be canceled at any time. The subscription rate for this ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is $14.95 per month. The $14.95 per month subscription rate covers one Show/Call ID and covers an unlimited number of Episodes of that Show/Call during each month.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as ‘Display Ads Free’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: AdFree@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QH45UFADSZR64

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.
5. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, you will need to take no further action. From that point forward, all users who access your Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client during your shows will see no display ads.

OTHER NOTES - The Terms and Subscription Conditions of the Display Ad Free Premium Subscription:  The subscription to the Display Ad Free Premium Option is on a month-to-month basis. No long term commitment to continue with the subscription is required. The Display Ad Free Premium Option works with both public (listed) and private (unlisted) TalkShoe Shows/Calls.  The price is $14.95 per month payable through PayPal.  Each Display Ad Free Subscription is associated with one TalkShoe Show/Call ID. There is no initial setup charge for a Display Ad Free Premium Subscription. All TalkShoe Terms of Service apply to this service option.  TalkShoe does not warrant that functions of this service option will be uninterrupted or error free.  TalkShoe reserves the right to terminate subscriptions for this service option at anytime with or without cause at the sole discretion of TalkShoe.  In the event that TalkShoe terminates this service option, TalkShoe will refund the unused portion of a paid subscription fee, in a total amount up to one month’s subscription fee.  The total liability of TalkShoe is limited to a total amount equal to one month’s subscription fee.  There is no subscription termination fee.

SYSTEM UPDATE as of 2:01pm Sunday Jan 10, 2010: TalkShoe Search Functionality Restored… click for details…

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Support Print This Post

About 15% of Users who were connecting to TalkShoe were experience limited Search Functionality (ie via the search box in upper right corner of most pages). These Users were connecting to a specific set of servers where certain portions of the search processing was failing. All other Users experienced no problems with their TalkShoe searches. As of 2:01pm EST today, the TalkShoe Search capability is fully functional for all TalkShoe Users.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while this problem was resolved and thank you for your continued use and support of the TalkShoe System!

The TalkShoe Technical Team








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