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What’s Going On? February 6, 2009

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Good morning, friends. Need I tell you we have a full plate today?  I won’t bore you with the small talk. Instead, let’s get to today’s highlights: (All Times EST)

  • Join my friends Jim Turner and Rick Calvert as they kick off the new year leading up to the BlogWorld and New Media Expo coming up in October. Today they’re talking about what’s on tap for the new year and the acquisition of the New Media Expo and what it means for Blog World Expo. Check it out at 3:00.
  • Warren Whitlock, co-author of Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing is Changing the Way We Do Business & Market Online hosts a weekly show to help you grow your network, find new friends, lead and customers and market yourself on Twitter and other social media. Listen in tonight at 10:00.
  • This morning at 11:00, Eva Abreu will be speaking with college student David Pierce, who writes about how to get organized with the “One Box” method on LifeHack.org.
  • What makes a mom a “Momtrepreneur?” Learn by listening in to WAHPM Radio this afternoon at 2;00.
  • Is there such a thing as a personal brand or is it just a cottage industry in search of a market? Can you have a personal brand and be an employee? What’s the difference (If Any) between personal brand and a person’s reputation. Geoff Livingston, author of Now is Gone and Hajj Flemings author of The Brand YU Life will throw it down in this show hosted by Albert Maruggi. Social Media Throwdown gets to the heart of the issue with lively discussion outside of the echo chamber.The fun begins at 2:00.

For a complete listing of all of today’s BlogTalkRadio programming, please see our on air schedule. Remember, if you the live broadcast, you can catch the podcast on demand soon after.

Use Twitter for Relationships Not Spam

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by Deb Ng

My Twitter addiction is legendary is these parts. No matter how much I’ve tried, I can’t quit. OK, well that’s a lie. I never tried to quit, and have no plans to do so in the future. I like Twitter not for its ability to send traffic to my blogs or this website, but because of the community and cameraderie. That’s why if you’re only using Twitter to post links to your podcasts or blogs it isn’t going to work.

Granted, each “Tweet” is only 140 characters, but Twitter is still about people and relationships. Why would someone want to follow another’s tweets if they only contain links? Rather than spam, use Twitter to cultivate friendship and relationships. Sure, you can also use it to turn folks on to your radio shows and blog posts, but don’t forget what it’s really about.

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of Twitter

  • Follow like minded people - Do a search for people who share the same interests. In fact, plenty of our BlogTalkRadio hosts are on Twitter and they’re great folks to follow. Also, find the talkers, movers and shakers in your niche group, they’ll be the most interested in what you have to say, and they’re the folks you want to learn from.
  • For every link to your stuff, throw out a few conversational Tweets – If you only invite people to visit your stuff, folks are going to think you’re a spammer. Talk about what you’re doing or what you’re reading. Discuss news or what you’re listening to. As you do this, you’ll build up followers who will visit your links when you post them.
  • Spend some time on Twitter not to promote, but to get to know the people who follow you – Folks follow you because they find you interesting and entertaining. Take some time to have a conversation with your different followers, you might build up some great relationships.

Here are some BlogTalkRadio shows and resources featuring ways to get the most out of Twitter:

  • Nikki Starr offered a quick Twitter course on BlogTalkRAdio101.
  • Warren Whitlock isn’t only @WarrenWhitlock on Twitter, he’s also a blogTalkRadio host who has written a book about using Twitter and also talks often of using Twitter and social media to succeed.
  • The Columbia School of Journalism had a helpful show on using Twitter for journalism – or everything you wanted to know about Twitter but were afraid to ask.
  • In October Business Matters welcomed a couple of Twitter experts to discuss the whole Twitter phenonmenon.
  • Host Rob Richards offered 5 Steps to Twitter Success.
  • Twitter was even a topic of discussion with the FlyLady and Friends.
  • Another of my friends, Jim Turner, offered tips on Making Twitter More Valuable on Social Mediasphere.
  • Host Debra Simpson has some great Twitter and FaceBook Tips
  • If you’ve come this far, you don’t want to miss Paul Cooley‘s interview with the “Twitter Guy”.

Also, my friend Darren Rowse has very helpful blog called TwitTips.
This blog is a must for anyone into social media or wishing to learn
more about using Twitter to help build traffic and contacts.

When you’re about to stoke up your favorite search engine to look for information on Twitter or any of the other social networks, why not check BlogTalkRadio first? Our hosts are not only experts, but they interview experts. We have some of the best information available right here!

Introducing BlogTalkRadio 101: Screencasts, Tips, and more

screencastAs part of our new user interface, we created a Learning Center packed with tutorials, tips, and techniques to expand your Internet radio voice.

In our Learning Center, BlogTalkRadio listeners and hosts alike now have a place to go to find comprehensive guides for everything they need to know about BlogTalkRadio. The Learning Center is located in the ‘Help/FAQ’ section of our site. We’ve included new FAQ’s, BlogTalkRadio 101 with several screencast tutorials, tips for marketing your shows on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, and much more.

If we haven’t covered a topic in our FAQ, please send us an email at service@blogtalkradio.com, and we’ll be glad to review.

Click here to go to our Learning Center.

For a complete overview of the enhanced features in our new user interface, click here.

What's Going On? October 22, 2008

Dr. Ian K. Smith

Dr. Ian K. Smith

Here is but a small sampling of today’s BlogTalkRadio highlights. For a more comprehenive list of all of our programmng, please visit our On Air Schedule.

All times EST:

  • Author, newspaper columnist and Celebrity Fit Club physician, Dr. Ian K. Smith visits with the WLS Coaches tonight at 8:00. He’ll be discussing his new book, “The Fat Smash Diet“.
  • Master Pollster John Zogby is on Wiltshire & Washington this morning at 11:00 to deconstruct poll numbers and discuss how issues such as the Sarah Palin Saturday Night Live parodies affect the election.
  • Woman’s Day Health Editor, Barbara Brody and Dr. Neica Goldberg discuss the things we do that drive our doctors crazy on Healthy You at noon.
  • The Empty Nesters welcome Brian Kurth, founder of Vocation Vactions this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Warren Whitlock discusses “The Twitter Revolution” with Melody Campbell at noon.
  • Tonight at 8:00 the Recipe Box features a guide for vegetarian teens.
  • Just in time for Halloween: TopCast brings you Oklahoma ghost stories this afternoon at 5:00.
  • Easton Ellsworth keeps the Blog Action Day vibe going with a recap of last Wednesday’s event and a discussion of ways bloggers can help causes this afternoon at 5:00.
  • Radio Teenz is programming just for teens. Join in at 5:30 p.m. for talk about The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Rhianna and more.
  • Consumer advocate Asa Aarons looks out for you tonight at 8:00.

Have a great day! Don’t forget to listen while you work!

What’s Going On? October 22, 2008

Dr. Ian K. Smith

Dr. Ian K. Smith

Here is but a small sampling of today’s BlogTalkRadio highlights. For a more comprehenive list of all of our programmng, please visit our On Air Schedule.

All times EST:

  • Author, newspaper columnist and Celebrity Fit Club physician, Dr. Ian K. Smith visits with the WLS Coaches tonight at 8:00. He’ll be discussing his new book, “The Fat Smash Diet“.
  • Master Pollster John Zogby is on Wiltshire & Washington this morning at 11:00 to deconstruct poll numbers and discuss how issues such as the Sarah Palin Saturday Night Live parodies affect the election.
  • Woman’s Day Health Editor, Barbara Brody and Dr. Neica Goldberg discuss the things we do that drive our doctors crazy on Healthy You at noon.
  • The Empty Nesters welcome Brian Kurth, founder of Vocation Vactions this afternoon at 2:00.
  • Warren Whitlock discusses “The Twitter Revolution” with Melody Campbell at noon.
  • Tonight at 8:00 the Recipe Box features a guide for vegetarian teens.
  • Just in time for Halloween: TopCast brings you Oklahoma ghost stories this afternoon at 5:00.
  • Easton Ellsworth keeps the Blog Action Day vibe going with a recap of last Wednesday’s event and a discussion of ways bloggers can help causes this afternoon at 5:00.
  • Radio Teenz is programming just for teens. Join in at 5:30 p.m. for talk about The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Rhianna and more.
  • Consumer advocate Asa Aarons looks out for you tonight at 8:00.

Have a great day! Don’t forget to listen while you work!

What's Going On? September 23, 2009

Happy Tuesday. I just want to say what a pleasure it was to have met some of our BlogTalkRadio hosts at BlogWorld Expo this past weekend. Placing faces to voices and getting your feedback made my weekend.

Here are today’s highlights (all times EDT)

Check out my new favorite show! Our hosts ‘Bruce’ and ‘Jimmy’ are Danish schoolboys in the 5th grade. Each Tuesday they give their views on what’s hot (and what’s not) in English.

Radio Woman’s Day features Food Talk with Jackie Plant. Learn how to make Risotto and also which apples are best to use for certain dishes. If you like hanging out in the kitchen as much as me, you’ll listen in at noon.

Today on FWJ Radio, my co host Jodee Redmond and I welcome Peter Bowerman, author of “The Well Fed Writer”.  We’ll discuss rates for freelance writers and how not to sell yourself short when setting rates. That’s this morning at 11:00 a.m.

Having a bad hair day? Trichologist Lisa Akbari and hair consultant Chloe discuss your questions about your hair and scalp problems or care needs on Ask the Hair Doctor this afternoon at 2:30.

Twitter was a big topic of conversation at BlogWorld last weekend. This afternoon Connie Bennet talks with the gurus to get the scoop on this social networking phenonenon.

On the Radio Happy Hour this evening, Dr. Blogstein welcomes Shaun Amos, son of cookie kind Famou Amos and Max Gross author of “From Schlub to Stud.” Don’t miss it tonight at 9:00.

Feel free to visit our On Air Schedule for the full rundown of today’s programs. All of our segments are available on demand immediately after the live broadcast, so there’s no such thing as “missing” a show!

Have a great day!

– Deb

What’s Going On? September 23, 2009

Happy Tuesday. I just want to say what a pleasure it was to have met some of our BlogTalkRadio hosts at BlogWorld Expo this past weekend. Placing faces to voices and getting your feedback made my weekend.

Here are today’s highlights (all times EDT)

Check out my new favorite show! Our hosts ‘Bruce’ and ‘Jimmy’ are Danish schoolboys in the 5th grade. Each Tuesday they give their views on what’s hot (and what’s not) in English.

Radio Woman’s Day features Food Talk with Jackie Plant. Learn how to make Risotto and also which apples are best to use for certain dishes. If you like hanging out in the kitchen as much as me, you’ll listen in at noon.

Today on FWJ Radio, my co host Jodee Redmond and I welcome Peter Bowerman, author of “The Well Fed Writer”.  We’ll discuss rates for freelance writers and how not to sell yourself short when setting rates. That’s this morning at 11:00 a.m.

Having a bad hair day? Trichologist Lisa Akbari and hair consultant Chloe discuss your questions about your hair and scalp problems or care needs on Ask the Hair Doctor this afternoon at 2:30.

Twitter was a big topic of conversation at BlogWorld last weekend. This afternoon Connie Bennet talks with the gurus to get the scoop on this social networking phenonenon.

On the Radio Happy Hour this evening, Dr. Blogstein welcomes Shaun Amos, son of cookie kind Famou Amos and Max Gross author of “From Schlub to Stud.” Don’t miss it tonight at 9:00.

Feel free to visit our On Air Schedule for the full rundown of today’s programs. All of our segments are available on demand immediately after the live broadcast, so there’s no such thing as “missing” a show!

Have a great day!

– Deb

What's Going On? August 4, 2008

Marc Price

Marc Price

I was just having a small discussion on Twitter about how you’re never alone with BlogTalkRadio. Because I work alone out of my home, I appreciate a little conversation now and then. I know of some work at homes who have the radio or television on for “background noise.” I do the same with BlogTalkRadio. Plus, in many cases I can become part of the conversation because most of our programs enable chat. I can even call in and give my opinion if I want to. If your place of employment allows you to listen to the radio while you work, you might also consider BlogTalkRadio. There are programs in all genres ranging from business to real estate, from politics to music. Get the whole cube farm in on the conversation!

Here are some highlights for today:

Reality Check has a treat for Big Brother fans. Sheila Kennedy from Big Brother 9 is a guest at 11:00 p.m. EST. Sheila’s going to give her perspective on the current season and cast.

Don’t miss MediaLizzy at 3:00 for this exclusive! Almost in synch with the AP, Media Lizzy broke this story: Chief Deputy Republican Whip Eric Cantor has provided the necessary documents to be vetted for Vice President to AB Culvahouse & Team McCain. A few hours later, Politico was on the trail. Lizzy will replay last Friday’s exclusive interview with Eric Cantor, and look at his Conservative Credentials. Matt Wolking of Wolking’s World will be with her as well! Don’t miss it at 3:00 p.m. EST.

On Intel’s Open Port Radio, listen in as your hosts talk with Dave McCray, Intel‘s IT Program Manager. Intel IT is a leader in the activation and use of AMT. They have activated & provisioned over 10k machines – hear how they did it, why they are doing it & how to make your integration better based on Intel IT’s best known methods. The geekery begins at 6:30 pm EST.

International recording artisit Amber is joining JoshCo at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss her new single.

Don’t miss Golf.com Radio‘s Monday recap. Tommy Dee and Jessica Marksbury discuss the stories from this past weekend and look forward to all the action at the PGA Championship with the writers and editors of GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated. 2:00 p.m. EST

The Llanview Lowdown recaps the past week on One Life to Live. 6:30 p.m. EST.

Ever wonder whatever happened to Skppy from the hit series Family Ties? Find out tonight as Skippy himself, Marc Price, drops by to talk about his comedy career. 8:00 p.m. EST.

On the Daily MixShaun Daily brings fast and furious highlights from the past week on BlogTalkRadio. Don’t blink or you’ll mix it. 9:00 pm EST.

This is only a drop in the BTR bucket. Do check out our On Air Schedule for the full listing. And don’t forget…all BTR programming is available on demand after the live broadcast.