Podcasting for Learning and Sales Enablement

Copywrite 2006 Tim Keelan, StoryQuest Inc.

What do Duke University, IBM, Capital One, Newsweek and Barenaked Ladies all have in common?

Answer: they are all reaching out to staff, students, and customers with a new and powerful tool – podcasting. You may have heard about podcasting from your kids or on the news, but podcasting is much more than some phenomenon started by the rock and roll or techy crowd. Podcasting is a powerful communication tool being used to reach global and mobile audiences, save people time and, most importantly, really connect with their audiences in news ways – in today’s communication/message glut. But let’s take a look at what podcasting is, who is using and why it is so effective for both business and individuals.

First, we’ll look at the size and scale of the podcasting phenomenon…

— A recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that more than 22 million American adults own Ipods or and MP3 player and 29% of them have downloaded podcasts or listened to podcast that have been “pushed” to them. That equates to 6 million people listening to podcasts. Market researchers and analysts continue to buoy up podcasting’s future with latest figures suggesting a US audience alone of 56 million by 2010.

— Jupiter Research recently predicted that US digital music player sales would grow to 56 million by 2010, up from 16.2 million in 2004 and by 2010, three-quarters of all people who own portable digital music players will listen to podcasts, a growth from less than 15% last year.

What is podcasting?

Whether you describe it as the greatest communication tool since email, or as an RSS feed for audio, podcasting is a way to “push” audio content to subscribers for virtually zero cost. Podcasting allows anyone (me, you, IBM, or NBC) to post audio content that gets pushed to any subscriber’s desktop and then directly to their iPod or MP3 player. This is global. Anyone, anywhere can “tune in” to your podcast and learn what you have to offer or say. You don’t need to be NBC with a global distribution infrastructure. Now people can “subscribe” to a podcast and have new content “pushed” out to them without them having to surf the web, download MP3s or burn CD’s.

Ideas/Stories/Voices -to- Audio/MP3’s -to- Internet -to- PC -to- MP3 players

Notice: all the arrows go in one direction! Once someone has subscribe to your podcast, your content get “pushed” out to them. There is no turning in to stations with podcasting. You don’t have to visit a website to find streaming podcasting. Podcasts show up (pushed) when new content is produced. If you are a subscriber, you get the podcast right then. All you need is an Ipod or MP3 player of any kind for listening, thus the word podcasting.

The term “Podcasting” is derived from the iPod (Apple Computer’s popular device for playing compressed audio files) and “broadcasting.” Podcasting allows for audio files that would have …

3 Tips to Prepare Magic Spell Potions at Home – An Exclusive Free Guide

It is now possible for you to create magic spell potions at home. It is not as scary as it seems in movies or fairy tales. By adding each ingredients of a potion properly and stirring it for the required amount of time you can very easily create a magic spell potion all by yourself. No need to take help from any psychic to prepare it. Here we will discuss with you the tips to prepare such a potion.

A lust potion

As the name suggests, this has got to do with lust. This potion is helpful in making someone long you and desire you. Preparation is quite simple. For the preparation you have to drop 6 drops of 6 different oils. The oils are olive, nutmeg, Rose, sandalwood, clove and patchouli. This potion acts like a magnificent perfume. Store it for sometime and spray it on your body whenever you think there is a chance to meet this person. The interesting thing about this potion is that it is quite powerful and has the ability to attract others as well. So use it judiciously. This potion is good to attract men, if you want to attract a woman then use amber oil in the place of rose oil.

Love potion

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Employment potion

To prepare this potion you need five different oils. They are patchouli, sandalwood, clove bud, frankincense and nutmeg oil. All of these should be added in equal proportion and mixed. On a full moon night, put all of them in a cloth and tie a ribbon around it and keep it on your altar. On a parchment paper draw the symbol for Jupiter which is the symbol for money, with gold or a green ink pen. Make a list of things that you look forward to in a job. Now on a green candle write the word “prosperity” with the pen. Consecrate the candle with the oil and allow it to get burnt completely. Sprinkle this on your resume as well and sleep with the sachet under your bed. You will see results very soon.

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