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Enhancing Your BlogTalkRadio Show with Cinch

cinch-logoBlogTalkRadio was launched in September of 2006 as the dream of a man and his father to give blogs the ability to talk.  Over 3 years later, integrating the best of social media and telecommunications, BlogTalkRadio has become a thriving live internet radio and podcasting platform. Our new sister site, Cinch, which launched this October, now provides another tool for those seeking to record audio and share it online.  In addition, users can add text and photos to the audio and automatically syndicate it to Facebook and Twitter.

As a host on BlogTalkRadio, you might wonder, “What can Cinch do for me?”  We wanted to share some ways that you can you use the Cinch tool to enhance your BlogTalkRadio show hosting experience:

1) Easily record interviews while on location

Capture on-the-spot interviews using the Cinch iPhone app or another cell phone.  While at a conference, in a meeting, or at a concert or sporting event, you can conduct an interview immediately without any additional tools, and later upload it to your BlogTalkRadio account for a future show.

2) Promote your show

Use Cinch to record show promos to attract listeners.  Cinch provides many outlets to share your show promos across the web. Easily embed audio cinches in your newsletters, blogs, and websites where you already promote your show. Automatically share them on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network sites where your target listeners gather.

3) Promote your business or services

Your BlogTalkRadio show provides an interactive forum to establish your thought leadership and expertise and can help to grow your business. Similarly, you can use Cinch to record audio ads to feature during your show.  With your phone or the iPhone app, you can create short promotional messages regarding your services, or record testimonials from clients and easily save them for later download and publishing. With Cinch, you can create separate public and private albums, so if you don’t want to share these audio clips right away, you can save them to a private folder for later use.

4) Engage your audience using Cinch

Use Cinch is to get your listeners more involved in your BlogTalkRadio show. Challenge your listeners to send in audio clips created using Cinch for Q&A sessions or contests (great product ideas, funniest jokes, etc.).  This application of Cinch is useful if you’re interviewing a celebrity who is adamant about not taking live callers. Using Cinch, you can prerecord questions that can be shared with guests beforehand and played during the show.

These are just a few examples of how you can use Cinch to enhance your BlogTalkRadio show experience. We encourage you to sign-up and test out Cinch. If you think of other great ways for BlogTalkRadio hosts to use the Cinch tools, we would love to hear them. Feel free to contact us at support@BlogTalkRadio.com.

NBC Tech Guru Calls BlogTalkRadio ‘Truly Amazing’

Earlier this week, Ken Leebow, the technology reporter for NBC affiliate WXIA-TV in Atlanta gave BlogTalkRadio two digital thumbs up!

In a special segment on Web 2.0, Leebow said, “When I saw [BlogTalkRadio] for the first time…it was truly amazing. I couldn’t believe it.”

Leebow is NBC Atlanta’s Internet Connection Expert, and author of the “300 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet” book series. Leebow’s review of BlogTalkRadio anchored his segment of his favorite online tools.

“Believe it or not, you can create your own talk radio show for free [with BlogTalkRadio] on the internet. So anyone can do it.” Leebow explains.

Leebow goes on to describe how easy the process is, and how he had his own show up and running in mere minutes.

We appreciate the “truly amazing” review, Ken and hope to hear you broadcasting with us soon!

BlogTalkRadio, a 2008 “Webware 100” Winner!

webware_winnerWe are pleased to announce that your favorite Web 2.0 product, BlogTalkRadio, is a winner in CNET’s 2008 Webware 100 Awards in the Audio category. The Web 2.0 user community cast nearly two million votes in the online voting poll, launching BlogTalkRadio’s citizen broadcasting network into the winners’ circle.

In addition to being a non-music platform, BlogTalkRadio is the only user-generated content site among the audio category winners. Read the entire release > > .

The Webware 100 profile page for BlogTalkRadio has… Continue reading

BlogTalkRadio, a 2008 “Webware 100” Winner!

webware_winnerWe are pleased to announce that your favorite Web 2.0 product, BlogTalkRadio, is a winner in CNET’s 2008 Webware 100 Awards in the Audio category. The Web 2.0 user community cast nearly two million votes in the online voting poll, launching BlogTalkRadio’s citizen broadcasting network into the winners’ circle.

In addition to being a non-music platform, BlogTalkRadio is the only user-generated content site among the audio category winners. Read the entire release > > .

The Webware 100 profile page for BlogTalkRadio has… Continue reading