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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – World Stock Markets rise as #Lockdowns are relaxed…

World stock markets rise as lockdowns are relaxed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/world-stock-markets-rise-as-lockdowns-are-relaxed-8vqpl6smt

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How Brands Can Lean into Levity in Messaging

People want to express humor, even during times of crisis, and welcome brands that give them tools to help express positivity both online and in messaging. In partnership with Suzy and Holler, SMW took a closer look at this topic through a survey conducted of 500 U.S. adults, which explores how their behavior has evolved during COVID-19 and how brands can play a role in fueling positivity in conversations.

Additional pieces of Holler’s proprietary messaging data were explored, including research into Twitter behaviors by sentiment and emotion, led by the company’s data science team during March and April. This information was aggregated to reveal top sentiments being expressed on social media during the pandemic. Further insights around Holler’s content usage and share rates were also extracted for the purposes of this report.

The Impact of Humor

Ninety-four percent of respondents reported using humor the same or more than they were prior to the pandemic. Of this group, 73 percent claim using humor to help loved ones overcome difficulties, and 82 percent report it serving as a useful way to cope with the current state of the world. The big takeaway with these figures: Humor helps people relate to one another and diffuse negative situations by alleviating stress and anxiety.

Another key finding in the study showed that happiness is the most widely expressed emotion in messaging, even as our country faces an unprecedented pandemic. The term happy is up more than half (59%) at the end of April compared to the end of March. When comparing late April to February, happy chat is still up 50 percent. When observing trends of social media platforms like Twitter throughout the months of March and April, the emotion expressed the most was happiness — accounting for 37 percent of all tweets over other sentiments including anger, fear, and sadness.

Humorous Content Fuels Positive Digital Conversations

Holler’s 2020 State of Messaging Report states that in messaging, 73 percent of people find they are their most authentic selves. It really isn’t surprising, therefore, that this is also where people are sharing the most humorous content. Broken down, text messaging took the lead in this space (60%) followed by Facebook Messenger (56%). During an age of social distancing, many people (53%) are also sharing humor the old-fashioned way, during phone calls.

The Opportunity for Brands

What does this all mean for brands? Shying away from humor during uncertain times can do more harm than good. Seventy-percent of people say they would share branded content they thought was funny or cool, with that sentiment skewing even higher at 84 percent in the 18 to 24 age group. In addition, 78 percent report funny ads make them feel happiness or excitement.

What the numbers depict is that brands should lean on levity to connect with people in a meaningful, non-offensive way within messaging. People will continue to use humor in many different ways, both to combat negative emotions and inspire positivity, and it is up to brands to join the conversation and participate in ways that will fuel positivity through humor.

For more insights on the power of humor and levity during a time of crisis, access the full report here.

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Spain planning to open up for Tourists from July…

You can all start to plan your post-coronavirus holiday, Spain tells tourists

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/you-can-all-start-to-plan-your-post-coronavirus-holiday-spain-tells-tourists-sl339qhnm

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – 1 Hour Coronavirus / Covid19 Test approved!

One-hour Covid test approved for rollout

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/one-hour-covid-test-approved-for-rollout-56v2gj9f9

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Holidays in the UK could return by July, says the minister | World news

Holidays in the UK could return in early July, the secretary of culture announced, saying the government had ambitious plans to revive the tourism …

Holidays in the UK could return by July, says the minister | World news

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – 14 Positive Travel News Stories During the Coronavirus Outbreak | #PositveNews

It’s hard to look on the bright side of the coronavirus pandemic, though there are some good news stories: reduction of carbon emissions, Venice’s clear canals
— Read on www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/positive-travel-news-despite-coronavirus/

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Beer Gardens Could open in July…

Coronavirus: Beer gardens could open in weeks

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-beer-gardens-could-open-in-weeks-jht7vn98z

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews Scotland – Ballet Company offers to help stressed hospital staff

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ballet moves to help stressed hospital teams

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ballet-moves-to-help-stressed-hospital-teams-0kwr66xct

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#PositiveNews Ireland – Major energy boost as seven offshore wind farms are fast tracked…

Major energy boost as seven offshore wind farms fast-tracked

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/major-energy-boost-as-seven-offshore-wind-farms-fast-tracked-0phbtd9xd

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews Ireland – Drop in case numbers show lockdown eased ‘at right time’

Daily cases show lockdown eased ‘at right time’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/daily-cases-show-lockdown-eased-at-right-time-fpk8x687j

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Arise Sir Tom Moore…

Arise Sir Tom Moore: latest honour for veteran who raised £33m

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/arise-sir-tom-moore-latest-honour-for-veteran-who-raised-33m-gbjjqd06c

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#TechNews – Google ups the game with wearable tech…

Google puts ‘on’ switch in hoodies

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/google-puts-on-switch-in-hoodies-x8h0tknqw

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Health News & Stats…

Coronavirus: How swapping the car for a bike can reduce commuters’ risk of an early death

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-how-swapping-the-car-for-a-bike-can-reduce-commuters-risk-of-an-early-death-cl30rm603

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#MorningMotivation from #MikeArmstrong via the #YouCanDoItPodcast

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Greece hopes to welcome Brits back by June 1 — providing airlines run flights #PositiveCoronavirusNews

GREECE hopes to welcome Brit tourists from June 1 — providing airlines run flights. More than four million Brits holidayed on the mainland or …

Greece hopes to welcome Brits back by June 1 — providing airlines run flights

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Mike Armstrong on the Fire in the Belly Podcast – #MikeArmstrong #MikeArmstrongNews #MikeArmstrongPodcasts

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15 Top Business Startup Tips #Startups #MikeArmstrong

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When starting a business the strategy is to do some analysis on the Market Place and some market research (Google is a great place to do this).

1. Check what your competitors are doing and what markets they are aiming at and see if there’s a gap in the market.

2. Then once you see there is, think about what you story and message is and to what audience you are aiming it at.

3. Work on the branding so that it’s telling the right message to the right audience including the name very important.

4. Check the name is Free on Companies House / Registration, Google and all major social platforms.

5. Work on a content portfolio so that you can share the message and synergy messages as well as product and service info and other content, in many ways and to attract many different people in your target segment or segments, regularly with different messages without switching them off.

6. Set up all the things / assets a new business needs – well Optimised Website with Blog, Off-site Blog and a marketing / lead generation add on), Google and Bing Listings, Facebook Pages (for Company and target niches), Facebook Groups for Company and target niches).

LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups a format for profiles for all staff, Twitter Account or Accounts, Instagram, Directory Listings, Geographical and Niche Directories, Podcast, YouTube Channel, Tick Tock, Pinterest etc.!

7. Regularly post good content and squeeze good advertising messages in between with good offers and good call to actions, build up audiences and get them to visit part of your website, your online store, YouTube channel etc.

8. Add an email capture Form to your website for building a database to email too.

9.Go Networking

10. Add some landing pages and look at FB advertising and adwords etc.

11. Consider Selling on Amazon or Ebay,

12. Attend Events, Expos, maybe host some!

13. Consider trying Telesales and/or Field Sales / Solution sales etc.

14. Do some Organic SEO and link building strategies for your website and blog (podcast and YouTube channels etc.)

15. Do some Content Marketing in other sites and blogs and some PR etc.

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Morning Motivation / Daily Motivation / Life Motivation – #HappinessFormula #SuccessFormula – #MikeArmstrong

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Secret Formula for Happiness & Success in Life From #UK #Entrepreneur #MikeArmstrong – UK, World – Daily Meditation #Meditation #DailyMeditation + Regular Sleep (7.5 – 8 hrs) #Sleep #GoodSleep + Forward Planning / Something Big or Great to look forward to #Goals #Dreams + Acts of Kindness / Random Acts of Kindness / Watching Random Acts of Kindness on YouTube #Kindness #BeKind #RandomActsOfKindness + Exercise (30 minutes a day) #Exercise #RegularExercise = Happiness, Success, Elite Performance and living your best life – #Happiness #Success #ElitePerformance #LivingYourBestLife #Yolo #10x #WOW #MikeArmstrong #SuccessFormula #LifeFormula #HappinessFormula from Mike Armstrong – Heavily Influenced by Jairek Robbins #JairekRobbins (and my guess Tony Robbins #TonyRobbins and his wealth of knowledge and the effect of raising Jairek ) –

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Morning Motivation from Dr John Demartini and Mike Armstrong

Morning all,

Please find some Inspiration and Morning / Daily Motivation from Dr John Demartini and his Dr John Demartini Quotes as well as Mike Armstrong and his Mike Armstrong Quotes #MikeArmstrongQuotes, Mike Armstrong Podcasts #MikeArmstrongPodcasts and Mike Armstrong Poems #MikeArmstrongPoems

Be grateful for that special gift!

You can also get more #MorningMotivation with this Mornings Motivational Episode on the Mike Armstrong Podcast #MikeArmstrongPodcasts #YouCanDoIt #YouCanDoItPodcast – https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Morning-Motivation–Thoughts-On-Motivation-From-Mike-Armstrong-inc–why-you-shouldnt-need-it-Yolo-ed6ff3

Or by listening to other Motivational Episodes:

Yesterday Morning Motivation!

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First Morning Motivate Episode – Get Creative during Lockdown Motivation –

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Good Morning and have a great day 👍 For more Inspiration, Motivation and Positivity please see our recently penned Coronavirus Poems – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAssThe Upside of Coronavirus #CoronavirusUpsideHow to make a diamond #HowtomakeadiamondCoronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoemThe Lockdown Choice #LockdownChoiceHow to Navigate the Wall #HowToNavigateTheWall

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7 tips for those looking to start a podcast…

1. Choose a Topic You’re Passionate About

Before you hit record, it’s a good idea to give serious thought to why you’re starting this podcast in the first place. And don’t take this step lightly! Starting a podcast takes a lot of hard work (maybe more than you think). Not everybody is cut out for it. But we’ll assume that you are.

A good starting point is to figure out which topic you can talk about naturally and endlessly. Your true passion. We all have one. What’s yours? A good measure is to do a test show with no notes or preparation whatsoever. Can you fill 30 to 60 minutes just talking about your topic off the top of your head and make it interesting? Good! You found your topic.

Now, search iTunes for other podcasts in your niche. Did you choose a crowded niche with many existing podcasts? Try to think of ways to differentiate your show from theirs. For example, you can choose a sub-niche with a more targeted audience.

2. Brand Your Podcast

Now that you’ve chosen your topic, it’s time to start crafting your podcast. Just like creating products or services, your podcast is its own brand. Branding your podcast starts with choosing a good name.

Pick something that is both memorable and speaks to your topic/audience. It’s my opinion that direct, descriptive names work better than abstract or overly creative names. Before you can hook your audience with your killer smile and groundbreaking content, you’ll need them to tune in. That’s why your podcast name needs to jump out and grab them. Remember that much of your audience will be discovering your podcast via iTunes or Google search. So it’s a good idea to include a keyword or two within your show’s name.

Next, you’ll need a logo. For a podcast, it’s important to come up with an attention grabbing logo and a show image for your iTunes listing. Again, it’s about crafting your brand to stand out in iTunes podcast search results.

3. Format and Structure

Will this be an audio or video podcast? It’s my belief that video podcasts have an easier time gaining traction with an audience simply because they are more personal. Aside from offering valuable content, you’re selling your personality, and video is the most effective and authentic way to do that. It’s a good idea to offer an audio-only version of the podcast for those who prefer to listen and don’t want to download bulky video files.

Now we need to structure the show. Let’s start with your schedule. Once a week? Once a month? Whatever schedule you choose, be sure to keep it consistent. A quick way to lose audience members is to release a show four weeks in a row, then go on hiatus for several months. People appreciate a regular schedule, and even a regular day of the week.

Finally, you need to choose your show length. Break it down into segments and allot a certain amount of time to each segment. I believe 30 to 50 minutes is a good length for an episode as it’s long enough to pack in quality, in-depth conversation, and short enough to fit within the typical work commute. Some prefer quick episodes of under 20 minutes each. Again, consistency is key. You don’t want to set your audience’s expectation for 45 minute episodes, then do a 15 minute episode.

4. Plan Your Content

Now it’s time to map out the most important aspect of your podcast, the content. Podcasts are no exception to the adage “content is king.” Your topics, conversation flow, personality, and overall engagement are what will ultimately determine the success of your podcast.

It’s a good idea to keep a running list of show topics. As soon as an idea strikes, note it down and plan it for an upcoming show. One way my co-host Dave and I come up with topics is to simply recognise when we stumble upon a great topic for a show. We’ll be having a spontaneous chat, talking shop about freelancing and web design, when suddenly it’s apparent we’ve hit on something interesting and relevant for the show. Write it down.

Some podcasts break each episode into segments. If your niche is somehow tied to current events, it may be a good idea to cover news topics as part of your show. Perhaps a guest interview is a main component in your format. Plan for each of these segments and keep in mind the timing and flow of each.

Finally, it’s beneficial to think about some kind of script for your show. This will be different for everyone. My preference is to have a few sentences written out beforehand to use as the introduction to the show; something to get it off to a strong start and introduce the topic and guest properly. The rest of the show’s topics are planned using short bullet lists indicating which points I want to hit on.

The idea is to make sure I’m covering what I want to cover, while keeping the delivery natural and somewhat improvised. Again, it’s up to you to find the right balance.

5. Record, Broadcast, and Edit Your Podcast

Now on to some of the technical aspects for creating a video podcast. Surprisingly, there are quite a few tools needed to piece together a working podcast. Here are the ones we use:

Blue Yeti USB Condensor Microphone— I strongly recommend investing in a quality microphone. It will drastically improve the audio quality of your show. The Yeti USB mic is reasonably priced and it delivers great sound.

Skype — All of our shows start with a Skype video chat. Now that Skype 5 includes the ability to have video conference calls, it’s a perfect choice for having a three-way conversation. Plus, the sheer popularity of Skype makes it easy on our guests who are already comfortable using the platform for online conversation.

ScreenFlow — This is a great app for recording and editing screencasts. It’s easy to use and packs in powerful editing features.

Blip.tv — With the finished recording edited and exported, it’s time to put it up on the web and submit it to the iTunes podcast directory. Luckily, Blip.tv makes all of this very easy. Plus it’s got great reporting tools to check the popularity and reach of your podcast.

BoinxTV — BoinxTV serves as our virtual control room, allowing us to produce a live web broadcast for our show. It has features to allow for quick switching between cameras and screens and other visual effects like captions and transitions.

Justin.tv or UStream — Both are viable options for when you want to broadcast live on the web. We feed our output from BoinxTV into one of these services to fire up the live show. We then embed the video and chat room right on our website for the audience to participate live.

CamTwist — This little utility allows us to route the video feed between BoinxTV and Justin.tv or UStream.

Audio Hijack Pro — This fun little app is used to route the audio from Skype into BoinxTV. Be sure to check out the psychedelic sound effects you can apply in the process!

Skype Call Recorder — This plugin for Skype adds functionality to let you record a Skype call. This can be useful if you’re only interested in making a recorded podcast (not broadcasting live). Plus, it comes packaged with handy utilities for splitting a conversation into individual movie files, and stripping an MP3 audio file from your movie file.

6. Grow Your Audience

With your podcast created and released to the world, now comes the hard part: promoting your podcast and growing your audience.

I’m a believer that if you focus your efforts on creating the most interesting and engaging content possible, you will naturally attract an audience and grow a community around your work. But there are a few things you can do to help move things forward:

  • Have a solid website. Something professional, clean and simple. The focus is your podcast, so let the design of your site support that. I recommend going with a quality, premium WordPress theme to get up and running quickly.

  • Build community around your podcast. Encourage your audience to participate in your live chat (if you have one). Ask for feedback, conduct surveys and polls, keep a close eye on your podcast’s analytics (via blip.tv). Know which topics garner the most interest from your audience and let your audience help shape the direction of your podcast.

  • Sharing is great. Ratings are better. As with any web content, social media integration is a must for your podcast to help your audience spread the word faster. If your podcast is largely distributed via iTunes, you’ll want to encourage subscribers to rate and review your podcast to help boost its standing within the iTunes directory. This is one of the best ways for your audience to help you get discovered.

7. Monetise Your Podcast

Just like starting a blog, starting a podcast should be about quality, authentic content first and monetization second. You can’t have the latter without the former. That said, there are several methods to monetize your podcast which are worth considering:

  • Try to sell advertising placements on your show. Just like advertising on a blog, this requires a significant audience in order to bring in real revenue. It also runs the risk of turning off your audience who may not want to hear plugs in between quality content.

  • A more viable approach, and one that may be more lucrative, is to simply build your personal brand using your podcast as the medium. Hosting a podcast — particularly a video podcast — is a great way share your personality and let your ideas shine. Today’s wisdom dictates that promoting your personal brand can translate into building a prosperous business. Just watch any video by Gary Vaynerchuk and I think you’ll agree.

Have Fun!

I hope you find this guide helpful as you plan your video podcast. No matter what niche you’re in — live or recorded, video or audio — the key is to have fun with it and let your passion for the topic shine through. Now press record and start podcasting!

This was taken from an article on Mashable called 7 tips to starting a successful podcast.

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