Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Angeline's Top 10 Podcasts for Knowledge & Pleasure

When I cannot draw because of other tasks, I love to listen to podcasts. Here is a quick list of my favorite podcasts that give me hours of listening pleasure every week. 
Alyson B. Stanfield, the ArtBizCoach, gives advice and actions in six minutes or less every Monday. Her website is chock-full of goodies. She is encouraging, funny, knowledgeable, and sincere. Of the art business podcasts, she knows what she is doing. Alyson never overwhelms you with ideas or actions, but just take her website in doses because I guarantee you will love to get lost in it. Prefer to read instead of listen? Sign up for her email that has a bonus personal touch in it.
Recently, the "deejays" for this talk show changed. I loved to listen to their "history of a color," their lives, and their guest speakers. Catherine Foster and Sheryl Allen are tough acts to follow for the next "deejay." You can find past shows on the channel of Blog Talk Radio. 
Need I write more? Concise, clear, directive, and easy to follow. Applicable to ANY business or blogger.
After looking around for a group near me, I noticed that I was not going to be able to work with a group that met during a time or driving distance conflict. I got excited when I found this podcast. Most ideas can apply to casual networking opportunities. Some of the ideas are only applicable within BNI, but I do get a lot from them. 
Sick of your DVDs? Don't know which DVDs to buy? Want to do yoga at the gym, but cannot get into the cardio room? Never fear, download an MP3 to your MP3 player, print a pose guide, and follow your ears into a yoga session. I should do these more often... 
Nicole covers many things to consider when building a website. Most of her advice, tricks and tips are applicable to most businesses. I wish I had found her circa 2006, before hiring a webmaster for my first art webpage. Want a webpage for anything? Listen to her advice before deciding what and how you are going to build. 
Do not allow the "explicit" label deter you, it is only a warning that an occasional curse word may be used during the interview or topic. John T. Unger covers topics ranging from "should you attend art school and if you cannot what you NEED to do as an artist," to an interview about email newsletters with Alyson B. Stanfield. About attending art school, well, I am taking his advice!
The colorful language of "Box 13" and "Pat Novak for Hire" can teach everyone a thing or two about speaking and writing. Giggle, laugh, and cringe with the great stories. Absolutely a must! I LOVE the mental movie these radio shows give!
Listen to these when you are not eating! Stars such as Lucille Ball even "appear" on these shows. Remember George Burns? Get stitches in your sides and a tummy workout with these!
Some well known actors and actresses read short stories. Stories are humorous, scary, fanciful, to whatever you can find. Almost better than books on tape!  
Let me know what you think of these. Your suggestions for some more podcasts for everyone's listening pleasure are welcome!
Angeline Marie of


Jason L. Eldridge said...

Podcasts are what get me through the day most of the time. They are great to help you with skills and keep you current on your intrests. Good post!

Nicolette Tallmadge said...

Hi Angeline!

Thanks for including my podcast, 15 Minute Craft Website Tips on your list! It's always good to know that someone is listening! And I'm going to be checking out the rest of the podcasts on this list...thanks for the resource!

Angeline-Marie said...

Jason: Thanks!!!

Nicolette: OMGosh - You found this???!!!! I am the one honored! You are most welcome! Keep recording, because I will keep listening!

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