BlogTalkRadio 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.