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This is a podcast about things that I have developed a passion / obsession for and want to pass on the good stuff I have learnt about them to help others fast track their own journey on the subject. WordPress, photography, coffee roasting, cassettes, old mobiles, watches, ditching sugar, karate are just some of the things I will be sharing deeper insights into for your listening please. Special guests and co-hosts will drop in regularly to provide some other angles and in depth knowledge for all to enjoy.

Tony Cosentino Show Tony Cosentino - WordPress specialist who loves to talk to people about their passions and his own

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This is a podcast about things that I have developed a passion / obsession for and want to pass on the good stuff I have learnt about them to help others fast track their own journey on the subject. WordPress, photography, coffee roasting, cassettes, old mobiles, watches, ditching sugar, karate are just some of the things I will be sharing deeper insights into for your listening please. Special guests and co-hosts will drop in regularly to provide some other angles and in depth knowledge for all to enjoy.

    TCS 009: How to Podcast with WordPress

    TCS 009: How to Podcast with WordPress

    10 steps to start podcasting



    Step 1: A dynamic cardioid microphone





    Audio-technica ATR-2100 $99 delivered

    Dynamic because they are more rugged, need no external power and less sensitive to subtle background noises.

    Cardioid because it will allows you to record in any room without the need for sound treatment due to its pickup pattern being specifically in front and close to the mic

    It’s USB and XLR so it will grow with you

    Lots of podcasters use the so there’s a lot of help videos out there for you to learn from





    Step 2: Show titles and artwork





    Titles/descriptions



    Podcast title, Host/talent name, podcast subtitle, podcast summary / description (under 4000 characters)





    Artwork



    3000px by 3000px max ,I prefer 1400 x 1400px to keep the file size down, Under 500k or will be rejected by itunes

    canva.com is a free option to create these with





    namecheckr.com to check domain, fb, twitter, instagram, youtube etc for availability





    Step 3: Editing / recording your audio



    Recording





    Audacity - recording and editing



    - free open source software, powerful, quick once you know a few of the main features

    can be pimped up to very professional setup with 3rd party plugins





    Zoom.us - guest recordings via the internet or even phone ins



    free for 1 guest recordings

    can split tracks for easier editing later

    can also capture video of all parties









    Editing





    create standard intro and outro mentioning subscribing to get latest episodes

    Export completed episode as .wav file

    put .wav file through free Levelator or paid Auphonic software to balance all levels for consistent sound

    add .wav file to itunes and convert to 128kbps mp3 file

    with itunes add meta data and artwork via file info 

    click and drag mp3 file to your podcast folder ( you will upload this mp3 later )





    Step 4: Audio hosting





    Audio hosting is to audio is a bit like what youtube or vimeo are to video.

    itunes, stitcher and all of those podcast networks just point to where you host your audio files

    libsyn.com is reliable, cost effective and scalable. Classic 250mb plan $15USD/month gets you about 5 hours per month of new audio. Every month you get another 250MB and all of the previous uploads stay online at no extra cost.





    Audio upload process





    Depending on which plugin (next step) you use you these are the options

    A: upload them directly to you audio host ( libsyn) and get a link to the mp3 file to copy and paste into a special field at the bottom of your blog post

    B: Upload the mp3 file within the blog post for that episode directly to the audio host (libsyn)

    don't worry the next slides cover the plugins for both options





    Step 5: WordPress Plugins to use





    PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry



    make your website the hub for the podcast directories and you upload the audio file to libsyn or wherever and then paste the link to the mp3 file at the bottom of a blog post





    Libsyn Publisher Hub plugin



    connects to libsny account so you can upload the audio file while creating the blog post and libsyn is the hub for the podcast directories









    Step 6: Blog post





    use a blog post which has



    show notes with profile of guest and links to websites mentioned in the episode

    has a podcast player automatically provided by the previous plugins mentionedbr...

    • 25 min
    TCS 008: Using social platforms to connect with your customers – with Tony Hollingsworth

    TCS 008: Using social platforms to connect with your customers – with Tony Hollingsworth

    A fascinating discussion with Tony Hollingsworth who has been using social media since most of them began as a heavy user. His insights will save you literally years of learning.



    Where to find Tony



    Mobile: 0410 665 832



    Twitter: @hollingsworth



    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tonyhollingsworth



    Instragram: @tonyhollingsworth and @omptymedia



    Tony's suggested people to follow



    Kate Carruthers - Twitter: @kcarruthers

    Gavin Heaton - Twitter: @servantofchaos



    Paul Wallbank - Twitter: @paulwallbank



    Ompty Media



    www.omptymedia.com are an amazing social media solution for restaurants that Tony helped create.



    Instagram: @omptymedia



    Timestamps of some highlights that when you click on the time the podcast starts playing a that exact part.



    [00:07:08]           Tony talking about Kate Curuthers

    [00:07:08]           Twitter coffee mornings#coffeemornings you can still go to every Friday morning  at Single Origin Roasters in Surry Hills (Sydney NSW) from  7am-10am

    [00:10:23]           Instagram and its uses

    [00:10:48]           Teaching restaurants how to use instagram

    [00:11:11]          Full service for providing by Omptymedia for example build website, do graphic design, print menus and posters and look after their social marketing.

    Website: OmptyMedia.com

    [00:11:52]           Biggest value add is connecting the foodies with the restaurants

    [00:14:39]           Tony's love of training. An example was teaching real estate agents to be social sellers

    [00:15:31]           They teach how to use non paid and organic areas of social media for social selling

    [00:15:46]           What happens when you google yourself online

    [00:16:24]           Use social media to teach not to boast

    [00:17:43]           Another social influencer is Gavin Heaton.

    @servantofchaos on twitter and Gavin's blog is at servantofchaos.com

    [00:18:39]           Hashtags are like the radio station you can tune in to

    [00:20:40]           Hugo Ortega from Etch Real Estate is really killing it using social media to reach his customers and share the journey.

    Website: Etch Real Estate Twitter: @etchrealestate Instagram: @etchrealestate

    [00:23:17]           Instagram stories are so powerful in the way they let you see what's happening in the now on a 24 hour news cycle.

    [00:24:54]           Paul Wallbank quote "Don't build your house on rented land" the land in this case being the social media platforms. You still need a website to own your brand.

    Twitter: @paulwallbank

    [00:25:59]           IFTTT - If this then that tool  can be used to cross share to social platforms. For example pot a native photo to twitter from an instagram post.

    Website: ifttt.com

    • 35 min
    TCS 007: Finding joy at work, who knew – with Matt Featherstone

    TCS 007: Finding joy at work, who knew – with Matt Featherstone

    We've got Matt Featherstone here today on the podcast Matt's from Braidwood Consulting. He's a credited workplace coach and has a degree in psych from Macquarie Uni.

    Matt's contact information is:



    Website: https://www.braidwoodconsult.com

    Phone: +61 408 756 929

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/braidwoodconsulting

    LinkedIn au.linkedin.com/in/mattfeatherstone



    Some quotes from the show

    "And often, you know, in our work as coaches, we challenge our coachees to say, stop, you're a round peg in a square hole. Let's, let's just get back to basics here, look at what you want out of satisfaction and enjoyment at work and look at what you're trying to achieve and how much you've got to change. Why are you doing that? Why are you on that journey? To try to change yourself that much..."



    ".... And now he's in a job where he said to me the other day I'd do this for nothing. I'm enjoying it so much I'm doing so well at it I'd actually do it for nothing. which is a really good result."

    • 58 min
    TCS 006: The Rise of Entrepreneurs in the country with Trish Sait

    TCS 006: The Rise of Entrepreneurs in the country with Trish Sait

    A fantastic interview with entrepreneur, marketer, web developer and wine lover Trish Sait who left the big smoke in Sydney and move to country Victoria to start a new chapter in her life. Trish has found it very rewarding being part of The Centre in Wangaratta to help the disengaged youth and adults finish their education and find jobs, further study and even setting up their own businesses and finding the success they deserve. Join us for this fascination chat about this area and a lot more tips for everyone out there from cool groups to connect with, to repair cafe's etc.



    Trish’s website is ingress.com.au

    The Centre in Wangaratta where Trish works - www.thecentre.vic.edu.au



    ##Quick audio links to specific parts of the podcast

    Just click on the time code on the left to go straight to that part of the podcast audio.





    [00:00:39] Backgound, coffee mornings etc

    [00:03:12] Where Trish is now

    [00:06:58] Inspiring story of a young women using internet tools to start her own business when she was having trouble finding work

    [00:08:27] The entrepreneurs path

    [00:11:08] Naked Wines

    [00:12:25] Like minded bitches drinking wine

    [00:16:11] Ingredients for success

    [00:17:20] Generous and Grateful

    [00:19:00] Killer Pig Productions - a tale of 2 brothers who hated school

    [00:19:48] Benalla Street Art Festival

    [00:21:01] The Centre - and Adult Learning Environment

    [00:22:11] Employable Me

    [00:24:50] Looking for the hidden gems in people

    [00:26:23] Where are they now series

    [00:27:17] Info about The Centre as Wangaratta

    [00:29:25] How the trainers at The Centre work together

    [00:31:51] Repair Cafe

    [00:35:18] Organising weekly meetups on the horizon for Trish

    [00:36:40] Business Catalyst

    [[00:43:04] Stock Photos

    [00:45:38] Tineye image source checking tool

    [00:46:12] Trish’s Ingress website got over 10,000 visitors per day

    [00:49:47] Gearing up entrepreneurs in the country





    Tony: [00:00:39] Okay so today we've got Trish Saite on the line Trish and I go back quite a long way, seven or eight years ago we met at a Twitter coffee morning we were both budding entrepreneurs in the Balmain area who basically worked from home and we used the coffee mornings to catch up with other creatives and interesting entrepreneurs to kind of have our own little weekly meetings just to unload and talk about how we were going.



    Tony: [00:01:13] Yes so since that time I think Trish has been busy and I've been busy doing other things well doing different things. So Trish tell us about what have you been up to since I saw you last.



    Trish: [00:01:28] Well quite a lot. Thank you for inviting me to this Podcast. We met quite some time ago but working from home you know I discovered that I needed to have some sort of outside influence otherwise you wake up in the morning in pjamas you know before you know it its five o'clock and your still in your pyjamas so to get out and actually meet like minded people and also to stay current you can get quite in a little bubble. Everybody knows that working on your business is as important and working in your business. But you can do a lot of that right online now and when I was living in Sydney I had never lived in the country I had always live in a city. So I got married and moved to north east Victoria which is just lovely. But I never lived in the country before so it was quite a shock for me and I've always had no trouble finding work. It's really how much you take for granted living in the city and how easy everything is you have so much choice and so many options. Theres a lot of private enterprise in the city not so much in a country. However I think that's changing. When I first came down here we were struggling to find work and I wanted to shut down my business because I was going through a f...

    • 51 min
    TCS 005: What’s coming up and our co-hosts new drawing service

    TCS 005: What’s coming up and our co-hosts new drawing service

    This is a very short podcast to cover 2 things.

    Exciting upcoming shows

    There are 2 new episodes coming out in the next few weeks which are fantastic interviews with



    Trish Sait who talks about the rise of entrepreneurs in country areas.

    Matt Featherstone a workplace coach who will help you look at your current job happiness or lack of in a new way



    New drawing service offered by the 2 co-hosts Fynn and Sam.





    My 2 co-hosts Fynn and Sam are offering drawings on request for any project where you need a drawing in child like style from actual children.



    They are both quite good drawers as you will see from the examples via the link below. You could use the drawings for just about anything from commercial work, ads to party invitations.



    The drawings are provides as images and vectors if line drawings which can then be scaled up to any size and be still very sharp in details.



    The link to their service is here: tonycosentino.com/kids

    • 5 min
    TCS 004: A sugar addicts journey – one year with no sugar

    TCS 004: A sugar addicts journey – one year with no sugar

    I have had a long terrible relationship with sugar. As a baby I was given a flavoured sugar syrup as a pacifier which was common in the late 60's in Australia. So from the beginning of my life my body has craved sugar. This is my story 1 year after actually giving it up for good.



    Below is the transcript from the podcast so you can easily go to a point of interest and for the hearing impaired to be able to read it.



    Tony: [00:00:29] Hi everyone today I want to talk about my journey giving up sugar a year ago. It's been just over a year now. So I want to share some of the things that I've experienced and how it went. Today I've got two co-hosts I'm very lucky I've got Sam and Fynn say hi Fynn, hi.



    Tony: [00:00:56] Yep two of the best co-hosts in the business. You know what I've been trying to give up sugar for years I've tried quitting and it'd last for about two weeks and then I'd start saying I can just have a little bit of something a little bit sugar and within an hour or two of having some sugar I was back into full blown sugar addiction. So let me explain my sugar addiction first I guess. I, as a kid when we got pocket money I would spend pretty much all my pocket money on lollies my brother would save it. So he always had money and I always had no money because I was buying as much sugar as I could get with my pocket money. And that was just the beginning and I guess when you fell which then led to tooth decay. I had had most of my teeth filled I think. So really poor teeth from the get go apparently. Apparently also I had a baby I was given a sugar syrup kind of a drink to calm me down you know pacifiers sort of stuff that people used to use in those days. So my taste buds and body were just used to introduced to some really strong sugar from basically a baby. So it's been quite a challenge and also my interestingly my Mum's got quite a high sugar addiction I think. She grew up in a shop. Her parents had a shop that sold milkshakes and lollies and. All kinds of stuff like that. So Like third generation sugar addict I'd say I am because my grandfather was or he was he was. He was a high consumer he got type 2 diabetes in his 50s. So it's been a generational thing I think to deal with. So anyway when I tried to. Give up sugar it just hasn't worked.



    Tony: [00:03:40] So I ended up watching 'That sugar film (link goes to preview)' and reading the book first and then watching the film. I don't know how to explain it. It made so much sense to me because the author, Damon Gameau, I could relate so much to his story that it actually made a lot of sense to me. What he realised was that the only way to really get off sugar is to stop having it altogether. I decided to really give that a go. So on the 28th of March 20 17 just before Easter I decided to drop sugar. So I basically spent Easter 2017 watching everyone around me gorge themselves with chocolate while I sat back and watched it was it wasn't too bad actually surprisingly at that early stage and then by the second or third week I was having really strong cravings as you do with sugar and I had things like kombucha to kind of distract myself and trying to reprogram my stomach I guess by having things like that. I let myself type fruit but I got through that cold turkey stage. By the third week the cravings were gone and I really couldn't care less about sugar. It was quite quite amazing how much the addiction stopped. What do you think boys. You've seen me go through this have I stuck to it.



    Sam and Fynn: [00:05:42] No he hasn't, stuck to it one little bit.



    Tony: [00:05:46] No? What have I not done.



    Sam: [00:05:49] Had sugar.



    Tony: [00:05:51] What sugar?



    Fynn: [00:05:52] Processed sugar.



    Tony: [00:05:55] I think what they're talking about is what I'm not having is white sugar, is cane sugar. My wife will make desserts sometimes that have got date

    • 15 min

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