Add Music and Sound Effects to your Live Show with vEmotion

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voice-emotion-logo.gif TalkShoe users, have you ever wished there was an easy way to add music and sounds to my live Talkcast? Now there is with a small, free, and user-friendly application called “Voice Emotion” or vEmotion.
vEmotion “pairs” itself with any number of different VoIP clients (SJPhone, Skype, ICQ, Gizmo, etc.). The result is a mix of both your microphone and pre-recorded content being transmitted to TalkShoe’s telecom bridge for both live and recorded Talkcasts.

vEmotion is easy to use and provides a simple user interface. The program is free. vEmotion is currently only available for the PC, but check back for other platforms in the future. See our Forum post for more details. Click here to check out the vEmotion product!

Please Comment on Blog Posts

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We’d like you to add comments to any message on the Host Lounge, and any post on our Blog. Our goal is to have hosts help one another, and make things interactive to build a strong Talkcasting community.

Getting more Downloads

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While downloads aren’t the only measure of a successful podcast, it’s sure nice to see your download numbers increasing. Here are some tips from TalkShoe and our other hosts.

  1. List, list, list on podcast directories. There’s a list of them on the Host Lounge page
  2. Include lots of relevant keywords for the Talkcast. You can do this by selecting Update Talkcast
  3. Use keywords in your title and description
  4. Create a blog and add a TalkShoe Badge Player to your blog
  5. Promote your Talkcast in emails, comments on other blogs
  6. X-promote your Talkcast with other hosts
  7. Send out a press release
  8. Have quality content and quality audio

Please add your suggestions/comments to this blog post

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.

JUST TESTING category

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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.

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TalkShoe Tip for Blubrry

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TalkShoe’s partner Blubrry gives hosts tools to help build their audience and earn additional money beyond TalkShoe Cash… find out more here.

It’s all in the Preparation

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One the most important things to create a quality podcast is preparation. Just winging it can work sometimes, but having notes, researching websites, etc. is the best way to go. How long should you prepare? Podcasters will tell you 1x - 5x the length of the podcast. So as your mom said, do your homework!

Email Us with Suggestions

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Got an idea of something to add to the Host Lounge? Or just want to comment? Email us at max@talkshoe.com. Tell ‘em Max sent you…

Share Your Tips with Others

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If you’ve got a tip you’d like to share with other hosts, email us at max@talkshoe.com








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