Toby Mac created a song called Speak Life. This blog and the podcast connected to it called Speak Life has nothing to do with his hit song. We are not connected to the Foundation out of Atlanta, helping young people rise above their circumstances. This site is also not about the group selling shirts at Speak Life Inc. inspiring others to be more positive. The blog contains the show notes, references, and written information that follows each weekly podcast of BlanchardMinistries.com called the Speak Life Podcast. The music used in the intro and outro, is from the Ohio group, I Will Speak Life by permission.
The goal of the show is to touch lives through the power of communication.
God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to bring blessings and life or curses and death. Choose to Speak Life! Subscribe to the show today.
Podcasting is the medium of broadcasting on a shoestring and being able to talk directly into the earbuds of your audience. It’s new media being only about thirteen years old. Contrary to popular belief, it is not when radio people splice up pieces of their traditional radio shows and make it available online. People like Rush Limbaugh and a lot of famous people don’t really podcast. They just share their content online. It is not the same.
Podcasting is a modern day soapbox. The successful podcasters that are out here care about and speak directly to their audiences. They care about audio quality and time. That changes the shoestring thing. Some of us spend goo-gobs of money for quality equipment and have studios now. These podcasters don’t just blab incessantly. They entertain and carry on a monologue that is time shifted. You can learn from podcast. Its like hearing from a friend on a regular basis.
I love having the opportunity to share my life experiences and opinions with thousands of people. Over the past ten years that I have been podcasting I have had over a million downloads of my Black Man With A Gun show. On it I have preached, taught and reached people all over the world. I have become trusted enough that when I recommend a product it sticks. Decided to focus on what I did there here for this podcast. There is power in focusing.
The podcast medium is so new that many podcasters are connected. We start are own associations, alliances and schools to teach one another tricks of the trade. It’s a subculture that is growing and quite fun. Business and entrepreneur related podcast are the big money makers. There are a lot of folks in that space. But it is the niche that makes a podcast special. You think that no one else care about your subject and then boom, in a few months you have hundreds of subscribers.
Podcasting is different than radio. Radio is impersonal, ad-laden, and noisy. Podcasting is personal. It’s so personal. I have shared my shortcomings, fears and flaws with folks I have never seen. The result from that is evident when someone that listens to me meets me. It’s like having a pen pal you just met for the first time. They know all about you. It’s awkward sometimes but they usually email me and comment as well so you get to know them too. It has expanded my circle of friends.
This is one part of emerging technology I am going to ride to the end. Take a ride with me.
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