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Curious About Google Plus? Submit Questions for Tomorrow’s Show with Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki's new book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us

For newbies and advanced users, with tools to optimize G+

Show of hands: How many of you started your G+ profile but couldn’t get the hang of it or find the energy for another social network?

Tech entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki will change all that.

On Tuesday 8/28 at 1PM EST, Guy will answer questions from the BTR community and turn doubters into believers.

The best-selling author of What The Plus, Google+ For The Rest of Us, Guy calls G+ the “better social network,” for anyone looking to meet others who share their interests, because it’s simpler to use.

Best-Selling Author and Google Plus Expert Guy Kawasaki Shares G+ Tips on BlogTalkRadio

G+ expert Guy Kawasaki will answer your questions on Tues., 8/28, at 1PM ET on BTR.


Ask Guy Your Google+ Questions!

5 ways to send us your questions:

Online: Listen live and join the chatroom.

Twitter: Follow hashtag #GuyKOnBTR during the show or visit our twebevent.

Facebook: Ask questions and chat.

G+: Use hashtag #GuyKOnBTR or add your question or comment here.

Phone: Call in, ask a question and listen to the show at 323-843-6062.

To Review: You. Guy. Tomorrow. Tuesday. 1PM ET. Ready your questions for this special show!



7 BlogTalkRadio Sharing Tools To Grow Your Audience

BlogTalkRadio makes it easy for you to share your show with the world. And in 2011 we were happy to announce a number of *NEW* ways to help you spread the word. Take advantage of all of it to grow your listener base:

*NEW* Update your Settings with your Facebook page so you can easily communicate with your audience right from the Studio.

*NEW* Encourage your listeners to connect their accounts to Facebook so that they can share and discover new BlogTalkradio shows  from their network.  Here’s how.

*NEW* Update your Settings with your Twitter handle so you can easily send updates to your followers right from the Studio. Twitter tips.


It’s easy to to embed your show on your website or blog.  Here’s how.


Make your show available on ITunes to attract listeners on the go. Learn about it.



*NEW* Remember to blast your show out to all of your email contacts and followers. Read up on our email update to take advantage of the feature.


You can fill in keywords for your show and episode descriptions to drive traffic & listeners from search engines. SEO Tips.


*NEW* Encourage listeners to like, share and +1 your content on Google+. Read up on this update.


And last but not least, take a listen to Marketing Club for tips on how to better market and monetize your show. Tune into the archives here and follow us to get updates of upcoming broadcasts!

CNN’s Rick Sanchez ‘Is the Chief Twit’ Said Colleague John Roberts

EDITOR’S NOTE (Oct. 1, 2010): CNN’s Rick Sanchez has been fired from the network for calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and suggesting that “everybody who runs CNN” is Jewish. Below is a story involving Rick from March 19, 2009.

Democratic though it may be, social media can still breed petty jealousies.

John; All A-Twitter of colleague's success?

John: All A-Twitter over colleague's success?

Case in point: John Roberts, who gives fellow CNN newsman Rick Sanchez a good ribbing this week.

Interviewed on Morning Media Menu, John and his American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry discuss their show’s newly-launched Facebook and Twitter applications with host Steve Krakauer.

“How many people are calling us now in ‘amFIX’ on Twitter?” Kiran asks John.

“I think we had about 100 when we started off on Monday. We’ve got 600 now. I mean, we’re not up to Rick Sanchez’s 65,000 Continue reading

Johnny Depp’s Disguised Dial-in to BlogTalkRadio (and Obscure Artistic Request)

Johnny Depp may be one of the world’s biggest box-office draws, but that doesn’t mean he’s above supporting the work of lesser-known artists—if only as his alter-ego.

Johnny: Fan of ‘70s vocal-collage collection.

Johnny: Fan of ‘70s vocal-collage album.

Earlier this month on Red Velvet Media, host Holly Stephey welcomed L.A.-based painter Xany Rudoff, whose most recent work, the Icon Series, transforms vintage record albums and rock icons using techniques developed by Renaissance icon painters like El Greco, Michael Damaskenos and Theophanes the Cretan.

Among the celebrated names who own Xany’s creations are actor Benicio Del Toro, director David Lynch and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr.

Johnny, too, owns at least one Rudoff—though you won’t catch her referring to him by name.

When Holly asks, “Who was the recent rock star-slash celebrity Continue reading

Programming Highlights; July 7, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:


andrea-linAt 1 PM Tomatoes in Trenches’ Cheryl Benton asks, Are you bored with your workout routine? Then Andrea Lin—a choreographer who’s worked with A-listers like Madonna and Mariah Carey—can help. The lithe Taiwanese beauty will chat about the latest release in her Dance A Go-Go series.


allanah-mylesAt 2 PM Namaste Radio rolls out the red carpet for Alannah Myles, the Canadian songbird who snagged a Grammy for 1990’s Black Velvet. The stunning diva will chat about her new album, which offers a new take on that smash hit single.


bill-cosbyAt 7:30 PM Meet America’s newest social-media guru—Bill Cosby on his new Blog Talk Radio show! Join the comic icon for a two-hour special as he unveils his new iPhone app, chats about his hilarious webcast series, OBKB, and offers his trademark take on Twitter, BlogTalkRadio and every platform in between.


billy-bob-thorntonAt 9 PM Twisted South Radio hosts Zeke Loftin and Michael Buffalo Smith mosey up to Billy Bob Thornton and his band, The Boxmasters, whose third CD, Modbilly, features such tracks as The Lord Knows I’m Drinkin’ and That’s Why Tammy Has My Car.


stephen-martinesAlso at 9 PM The VRO’s Amy McCracken and her coven of co-hosts swoon over Stephen Martines, who made his name on The Guiding Light and General Hospital, and now plays super-bad vamp Frederick on the CW’s Vampire Diaries. The hottie will chat about his upcoming big-screen projects.


Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; March 18, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

doc-for-christie1At 1 PM Physician, author, physical trainer and researcher, Dr. Al Sears, one of today’s leading voices in anti-aging medicine and natural health, talks about founding The Wellness Research Foundation with The Ageless Sisters.



author-chick-for-christie1At 2 PM on Library Lovefest Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing at HarperCollins interviews author Marilyn Johnson who will discuss her latest publication, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All which traces the history of librarians from Dewey to digital and the next wave, Library 2.0.



no-idea-dude-for-christieAt 7:30 PM Director and writer Kyle Patrick Alvarez goes Online With Andrea to discuss his first feature film, Easier With Practice, nominated for two Spirit Awards.



bug-for-christie1At 9 PM Sarah Killen, @LovelyButton, who is the only person Conan O’Brien follows on Twitter, talks with Beth the Bee about how this friendship has changed her life, and Lisa Etheridge @LisaTickledPink, talks about her sudden Twitter notoriety.



mtv-kid-for-christieAt 10 PM Andrew Wood, a cast member of The Real World DC joins Talk Entertainment to talk about the drama with his housemates, and what it’s like to be a reality star in the nation’s capitol.



music-dude-for-christieAt 11 PM Night Views Radio welcomes accomplished musician Billy Vera of Billy Vera and The Beaters, to talk about his huge hit song “At This Moment” and his current projects.



Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Part One: Using Social Media to Promote Your Show, Getting Started & Twitter

hosttip-of-the-week3Social networking platforms are a great way to promote your online talk show on BlogTalkRadio. Using tools like Twitter, Facebook, Cinch, and MySpace, you can cross-promote your content and gain more followers, friends, and ultimately, listeners. In essence, the more people online who feel connected to you and your interests, and the easier you make it for them to stay connected and keep up with you, the more likely they are to check out your BlogTalkRadio show. Keep your friends and fans engaged and entertained, and you can be confident that your listeners will increase.

Here is the first in a series of posts on how to maximize these site’s offerings and expand your listener base online.

Here are a few basic tips to get you started:

Build Killer Profiles: Your profiles are what define you as you interact within the different social networks. Make sure yours is one that helps people find you and inspires them to connect. A keyword-rich description and good picture are a great place to start.

Cross-Link Your Profiles: When you are setting up new profiles on sites, make sure to cross-link them. For example, on your BlogTalkRadio profile link to your Facebook, Twitter and other profiles, and vice versa. This helps you build friends and followers across the different sites where you participate.

Promote Your Profiles: A simple way to get started promoting your profiles and your show is to include logos and links to them on your website and in your email signature.

In the weeks to come, we will cover tips for using Cinch, Facebook, and MySpace.

This week, here are some tips for using Twitter to promote your show:

Twitter offers a very short and sweet way to get your message out there, and using less than 140 characters and a link can get new listeners to your show fast. Once you have created an account (it’s a good idea to use your show’s name as your Twitter handle), be sure to follow your fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts, current listeners, and real life friends. From there, you can start searching for people with similar interests who would be intrigued by your show’s content, add them and then add their friends and followers. Often times they will follow you right back.

Another technique for building your network on Twitter is to use Twitter Search, or keyword search in TweetDeck to scan tweets for related content, and start conversations with new people. It is also a good idea to announce your Twitter handle during your show. You can connect your BlogTalkRadio account to automatically post to Twitter, which automatically publishes show promotion tweets when you are going on air. Here is a link to a screencast on how to do this. When it comes to content, don’t just tweet self-promotional messages, try to offer value to your followers by conversing with them, offering news and opinions that are interesting, useful, funny, or unusual.

Here are a few links to other articles that you may find helpful on Twitter:

Stayed tuned for Part 2 of “Using Social Media to Promote Your Show.”

Until next week y’all.

Christie Sweet

BlogTalkRadio’s Facebook and Twitter Integration

facebookby Alan Levy
CEO, BlogTalkRadio

We’re excited to roll out some cool new features that will help our tens of thousands of radio hosts syndicate their shows into leading social networks.

twitterIn our view, our job has many elements. First, we enable any individual, company
or organization to host a live online radio show. We host close to 1,000 broadcasts every day. There is no cost to host or listen to shows on BlogTalkRadio. However, we do offer premium services for a more robust hosting experience.  Second, shortly after the show is completed, we automatically create podcasts that are hosted and stored on our site, and can be easily downloaded into iTunes, RSS, etc.  Finally, we provide a series of syndication tools so that the content produced on the network can be easily syndicated online.

Our platform sits side by side with Facebook, Twitter, Ning, MySpace and many other popular social communities.

Effective today, our hosts can elect to have their shows automatically notify and update their Facebook and Twitter communities.  You can watch screencast tutorials here in our Learning Center to learn how to use these features.

For Facebook, our hosts will be able to easily create events, update their status to let their friends know they are broadcasting live and, finally, after the show is over, the archive will be embedded directly into their status update.

For Twitter, tweets will be automatically sent from your Twitter profile when the show is live, and then again when the archived show is available.

We’re excited about these enhancements and look forward to your comments, feedback and suggestions.  Please write us at service@blogtalkradio.com.