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BlogTalkRadio University Launches

We are happy to launch BlogTalkRadio University, an educational series for BlogTalkRadio hosts. Tune in live for discussions and visual presentations or listen to the archived audio recordings of the learning sessions.

Here’s a list of our shows and times. We hope you can attend BlogTalkRadio University!

Planning Committee
Learn how to plan your show (i.e. Securing guests, structuring show, setting up episode, etc.)
Every other Tuesday @ 1PM EST - learn more

Marketing Club
Learn how to market your show (i.e. Promoting on social media, attracting advertisers & sponsors, etc.)
Every other Tuesday @ 1PM EST - learn more

Technology Lab
Learn how to use BlogTalkRadio technology (i.e. Using the studio and other tools)
Thursdays @ 1PM EST - learn more

Study Hall
An interactive Q&A session on all things BlogTalkRadio
Wednesdays @ 1PM EST - learn more

 

Electives
Expand your knowledge on a specific topic (i.e. audio editing, Pro features, etc.)
Show dates vary - learn more

Visit the BlogTalkRadio University landing page and access additional resources here.

Requesting to Feature Your Show Just Got Easier

Did you know that you can have your show featured on the BlogTalkRadio site? Well, we’ve just updated the process to make it easier for hosts to submit a show to be featured.  Now, you’ll just have to submit a description and an image according to specifications.

To help you get started, we thought we’d give you a few pointers:

Description

When you submit your text description, make sure that your character count is no more than 260 with spaces.  Here are some example formats you can use:

Interview Sample – [Host Name] welcomes [Guest Name], [Author/Creator of XXXX} to discuss her new project entitled, [XXXX}.  [Guest Name] was recently named [Person of the Year by XXXX].

General Show Sample – [XXX Show] with [Host Name] provides listeners with information on [XXXX]. The program is supported by [Sponsor].

Image

Your image must 277 x 180 in png, gif or jpg format and have a  file size under 50K.   There are some great free photo editing programs you can download to crop and resize your images.  Gimp is the free program we’ve used and you can watch this tutorial on how to work with your image using it.

Here is an example of an image that is the right size to give you an idea:

You can find more info on the submission form.  In case you need a refresher on the process, to put in a feature request:

1.    Click on “My Account” in your dropdown menu.

2.    Click on “Feature my show” under “My BlogTalkRadio”

3.    In the “Feature my show” tab, fill out the necessary info at the bottom of the form.

4.    Click “Submit”

Enjoy the new process and we look forward to receiving your feature requests.