ActiveRain Is Your Best Friend In Navigating Cyberspace!
August will be my 2nd Anniversary as an activerain member and it is hard to count all the incredible tools I have learned to use just reading blog posts. I learned how to use html to embed things, add photos, create links, add color, the importance of key words and the list goes on and on.
Activerain is one of THE most important assets any real estate related business can subscribe to because the knowledge shared here is "PRICELESS." The fact that all the participants are willing to share what they have learned then post how readers can use what they have learned makes this the blog community to belong to where you feel like you are at home.
The latest learning tool activerain is utilizing is blogtalkradio. The new blogtalkradio show hosted by activebob shares audio testimony of activerain members who are sharing openly about their success with blogging on activerain.
Tuesday, May 17th activeBob, of RainRadio will interview Russel Ray on Blogtalkradio 9am Pacific Time, noon on the east coast. Bob Stewart shares the event in a blog post everyone should read and learn from. Call in number to speak with the host for the show is (626) 231-0316 or just listen on your computer.
Amazing, is all I can say as I listened to Philip talk about his business and how blogging helped him become a National news contributor on television and in the media. I continued to work and was inspired to write this post based on the interview!
Below is a screen shot of what blogtalkradio looks like and how you can see the upcoming shows. Note the RSS feed link and itunes icon under the avatar.
Putting a "consulting hat on" anyone reading might take a look at blogtalkradio, listen to how the activerain participants are generating new clients with blog posts and social media marketing, then consider your own blogtalkradio show interviewing community leaders and broadcasting live from community events. You will again be taking your local community to a global market sharing what is going on in your own back yard.
You can link your blog to the description of the shows and think about how you might be able to send your SEO skyrocketing with the addition of the blogtalkradio connection. How would it be to interview the principal of a school or the mayor or the Chamber President. Once you have completed the interviews you have them archived forever and a resource for anyone to go back to and get a real feel of the individual you interviewed in your community or across the world for that matter.
Each show on blogtalkradio will have an individual embed code that can be put on websites or facebook to share with the world as seen above with J Philip Faranda. Another tool in social media to set you apart from the crowd. Activebob asks, in all his interviews... what helps you set the bar in real estate service?
Time is an important commodity with the fast pace the world is going in today. Blogtalkradio has a link to an itunes download so you can instantly download any shows you are following on blogtalkradio and listen in your ipod or iphone while you are driving in the car later. I learned this at a mid winter conference where a "digital citizen" @Evo_Terra shared how he keeps up with the news and radio shows he does not have time to listen to as they are broadcast. I have used this "cow tip" and now catch up on audio playbacks as I am driving.
Check out the agents that have been on blogtalkradio sharing their marekt information. You could be sharing your market information in audio format talking with lenders, title companies, stagers, city planners and community leaders.
Activerain is showing the way in cyberspace by using blogtalkradio to share their message and you can take this example and apply it to whatever business you are in to get the audio version of important content out in one more way!