The Mindset Digital Podcast

The Mindset Digital Podcast features discussion, analysis and insights from the intersection of Social Media, Learning and Technology from the Mindset Digital team. Every episode includes tools, tips and recommendations, plus something on the Internet guaranteed to make you laugh.

Email us at podcast@mindsetdigital.com

MSD Podcast, ep 17: Punch up your PowerPoint

You’re killing your audience with your awful slides. Mike Taylor has got you covered.

Have you been subjected to death-by-Powerpoint? Have you ever rained down death upon your colleagues with your own presentations? It’s OK to admit it – seems like we’ve all done it one time or another. In today’s Tool Time episode, presentation guru Mike Taylor shares some quick tips and free tools that will take your PowerPoints from deadly to killer. (Killer in the good way, right?)

The Show Notes:
and also…
PowerPoint Info .blogspot.com

 

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Mike Taylor @tmiket

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

Special thanks to Brian Hake for the Tool Time stinger; Audio mastering by Jeff Gehlert of Allegro Media Design. Some music is courtesy of the website Audionautix.com, and is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.


MSD Podcast, ep 16: Hey! Check out this app: Digit

A new (and secret) take on saving money!

Today we unveil our new “Hey! Check Out This App!” episode format as Morgan Mulgrew takes me through her experiences using the Digit automated savings app. Take ten minutes to learn of a disruptive new way to save money.

Digit app: https://digit.co/

Acorns App: https://www.acorns.com/

Qapital: https://www.qapital.com/

Digit Savings App Walkthrough (Business Insider)

Savings App Showdown: Qapital vs. Digit (Lifehacker)

Are Savings Apps, like Digit and Acorns, Better than Savings Accounts? (HuffPo)

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

Special thanks to Kevin Davison of Twittering Machine Productions for the new episode stinger; Audio mastering by Jeff Gehlert of Allegro Media Design. Some music is courtesy of the website Audionautix.com, and is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.


MSD Podcast, ep. 15, Tool Time: Google Pro Tips

Podcast Episode 15

You think you know how to Google?

You’d be surprised at all the functionality hiding behind that search bar. Mike ‘the Tool Man’ Taylor returns to the Mindset Digital podcast to walk me through a whole lot of tips that will make you a true Google Ninja.

Links from this week’s show:

GBoard App

Google Search Tips from @tmiket

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Mike Taylor @tmiket

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 14: Social media, breaking news and the November attack at Ohio State University

How the student journalists at OSU rose to the occasion

Social media is often the first harbinger of breaking news, but when that news is dangerous, misinformation and rumors start to fly. That’s where journalists step in to post vetted information, appropriately sourced. But what happens if those journalists are college students? In this episode, we sit down with Spencer Hunt, Ohio State’s Director of Student Media to talk through how his student reporters covered the attack on campus this past November.

Clarification: In this episode, we refer to the text of the Buckeye Alert system as “run, fight, hide.” The actual order was “Run, Hide, Fight.”

Links

How student journalists at Ohio State covered Monday’s attack (Poynter) 

Live Coverage from the Lantern on the day of the attack (thelantern.com)

http://thelantern.com/2016/11/police-active-shooter-on-north-campus/

Ohio State student journalists serve as shining example in wake of tragedy (USA Today)

Ohio State’s student journalists set example for professional media (The Phoenix) 

On Twitter

The Lantern @thellantern

Spencer Hunt @spencerhuntosu

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 13: The LinkedIn update – what you need to know

We discuss why your summary is more important than ever.

LinkedIn’s major update is rolling out across the country, so Mindset Digital’s LinkedIn Makeover team walks creative director Pete Brown through the important changes. Learn why your summary is more important than ever, why you need to double check your profile pic, and how skills, search and connections all have changed. (15 minutes)

Links:

The Top 5 LinkedIn Changes That Affect You

LinkedIn gets a design update, suggests ways to boost your profile (Lifehacker)

LinkedIn Tips: No, thank you – Why it’s OK to reject some LinkedIn connection requests

LinkedIn Tips: From fire eating to frontline sales, it’s time to get serious about skills

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Hope Madden @maddwolf

Weiner @mqweiner

Danika Stahl @dainka_stahl

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 12: Livestreaming turns 2, plus reasons to go live, and best Periscope practices with guest Ryan Clarkin

As Livestreaming from your phone approaches its second birthday, we examine new reasons to go live, learn best Periscope practices from guest Ryan Clarkin, and offer up something on the internet to make you laugh.

Livestreaming from your phone is about to turn two years old, and Creative Director Pete Brown says efforts are underway by the big players to convince the public to lower the bar for going live. Plus, personal trainer and popular Periscoper Ryan Clarkin shares some of the best practices he’s developed from going live each and every day. Finally, Danika Stahl returns with something on the internet guaranteed to make you laugh.

Subscribe on iTunes

Links:

Facebook’s Ad Campaign (Ad Age)

Watch all the quirky commercials for Facebook Live (Tech Crunch)

Ryan Clarkin on Periscope

Meerkat Pivot Memo

Blab is dead; Long live Blab

Antonio Brown Revels in Live Viewership of Locker Room After Win (SportsTechie)

Antonio Brown’s Facebook Contract Might Explain Livestream (NESN)

Weird Arby’s Guy

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

 

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 11: A new option for online meetings

 Few things can ruin your day like a terrible webinar or online meeting. In this week’s Tool Time edition of the Mindset Digital podcast, Mike Taylor says there’s a new option that’s worth checking out.

Show Notes:
Zoom Meetings

https://zoom.us/

Video Conferencing in Real Life

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Mike Taylor @tmiket

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 10: Talking refrigerators, refrigerator-related snark and murder

In this three things episode of the Mindset Digital podcast, three team members get four minutes each to bring host Pete Brown up-to-speed on recent and interesting developments in the ongoing digital revolution.  Matt Weiner talks Alexa and CES, Jen Michaels talks Alexa and murder, and Hope Madden proves that refrigerator-smack-talk is totally a thing. Check it out!

Show Notes:

From Matt Weiner

Alexa all over 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Plus, proof that Weiner’s love of the song ‘Yakety-sax” knows no bounds:

From Hope Madden

Wendy’s settles beef with Tweep

From Jen Michaels
Alexa. Dollhouse. Cookies. Rementioned on local news. Viewers’ Alexas attempt to order more dollhouses. Put a passcode on your Alexa, y’all. Or disable voice ordering.

Plus

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Hope Madden @maddwolf

Weiner @mqweiner

Jen Michaels @jenlmichaels

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com



Episode 9: The demise of Vine, the rise of Hype

Vine was a quirky, fun and creative social network founded on the premise of six-second looping videos, and not much more. So why did Twitter shut it down?

In this episode, we breakdown why Twitter is shuttering video-looping network Vine and put Hype – the new app from Vine’s original creators, to the test. What;s more, Hype (and former Vine) creator Rus Yusupov tunes in to our Hype livestream and answers a couple of questions from the team.

The Demise of Vine

All About Hype

Our Hype session broadcast during the podcast.

Some of our favorite Vines:


Episode 8: Three Things to Know: Harambe, Underwater Livestreaming and the NFL

We’re trying out a new mini-episode format: Three Guests, Three Topics, Four minutes each. This week, the team brings creative director Pete Brown up to speed on Harambe and the Cincinnati Zoo’s twitter account, livestreaming from the bottom of the ocean and the NFL’s Thursday night deal with Twitter. Invest 15 minutes in getting the just-what-you-need-to-know scoop!

Links from this episode:

Cincinnati Zoo Deletes Twitter Account

Harambe 101

What the Cincinnati Zoo Twitter account was facing on a daily basis

Cincinnati Zoo director’s Twitter account hack

Plea from the Cincinnati Zoo director to  stop the Harambe memes (AP)

 

Livestreaming the Exploration of the USS Independence

Check out the Nautilus team’s future live streams here.

Scientists Explore Sunken USS Independence 

Photos from the past and present of the wreckage.

 

NFL on Twitter

NFL and Twitter announce partnership

NFL Games on Twitter (Schedule)

Why the NFL went with Twitter and not Facebook

Twitter thinks streaming the NFL is a big deal for Twitter

 

Follow us on Twitter!

@mindsetdigital

@petebrownsays

@maddwolf

@mqweiner

@danika_stahl

 

Email: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

Like the show? Review us on itunes!


Episode 7: Building An Audience on Twitter

Today, it’s easy to put your message out there…but how do you get people to tune in?

In our Building an Audience series, we’ll look at how real (non-celebrity) people have built a robust audience on social media, and how it benefits their professional careers.

This  episode features Mindset Digital’s Mike Taylor, who has grown a healthy audience of seven thousand followers on Twitter. How did he do it? Using his personal method of “working smarter, not harder.”  Plus, we talk about how to determine who’s in – and should be in – your audience, and a new intern takes up the challenge of finding something on the internet guaranteed to make you laugh…

All this, plus some wise words about ferrets.  It’s Episode 7, and it is awesome.

Growing an Audience

10 ways to promote your podcast

http://www.marketeatsleep.com/10-ways-promote-podcast/

Importance of brand voice

http://www.paceco.com/brand-voice-social-media/

Why no one is paying attention to your content

http://www.business.com/content-marketing/10-reasons-your-content-is-not-getting-enough-attention-online/

Twitter

Twitter to remove 140 character limit

http://www.hypable.com/twitter-remove-140-characters/

Sprout Social handbook for growing a Twitter audience

http://sproutsocial.com/insights/twitter-best-practices/

Curating Content

The Mike Taylor method for curating content (video):

https://tmiket.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/my-pkm-process/

Buffer

https://buffer.com/

Feedly

http://feedly.com/i/welcome

E-learning

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

Mike Taylor’s list of e-learning professionals to follow on Twitter

https://tmiket.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/the-first-99-learning-people-to-follow-on-twitter/

Mike Taylor’s Blog

https://tmiket.wordpress.com/

Something on the Internet Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Video Response to the Weirdest Dog Ever Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNqeZVL_ZHE

Is a ferret right for you?

http://www.wikihow.com/Decide-if-a-Ferret-Is-the-Right-Pet-for-You

Music

Music and SFX in this episode included:

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Jen Michaels @jenlmichaels

Briavel Schultz @beevel7

Mike Taylor @tmiket

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 6: What’s the big deal with Pokemon Go?

Since its launch late last week, Pokemon Go has taken the US by storm. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Not into Pokemon? Not a gamer? The Mindset Digital team breaks it down for you, soup-to-nuts style: What is Pokemon Go, why is everybody playing, and what can we learn from the sudden success of this app?


Two quick corrections to this show:

  • Pokemon was originally released on the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced, not the Nintendo DS
  • There are initially 150 Pokemon in Pokemon Go, not 250

We regret the errors.


All about Pokemon Go!

Quick tips for playing Pokemon Go

http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-tips-and-tricks-2016-7

Pokemon Go FAQ

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/6/12105992/pokemon-go-guide-faq-ios-android

Pokemon Go: The Data behind America’s latest obsession

https://www.similarweb.com/blog/pokemon-go

What is really behind the Pokemon Go craze? (Washington Post)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/what-is-really-behind-the-pokemon-go-craze/

Like it or not, we are part of the Pokemon Go world! (USA Today)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2016/07/12/everyone-part-of-pokemon-go-world-augmented-reality-game/86970808/

Pokemon Go about to surpass Twitter in daily active users for Android  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2016/07/10/pokemon-go-about-to-surpass-twitter-in-daily-active-users/#2922216a5174

Pokémon Go’s success adds $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market value

http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/11/12147600/nintendos-stock-pokemon-go

Pokemon Go is the most addicting app in years; here’s why it maters

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3061642/pokemon-go-is-the-most-addicting-app-in-years-heres-why-it-matters

Buzzfeed: Things that prove Pokemon Go has already ruined everyone’s life

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/things-that-prove-pokemon-go-has-already-ruined-everyones-li?bftwuk&utm_term=.eozw2XKzP2#.bqnoP2d9bP

Teenager finds a dead body while playing Pokemon Go

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pokemon-go-uk-release-date-teenager-finds-dead-body-playing-game-a7128441.html

How you look playing Pokemon Go!

https://www.facebook.com/cnet/videos/10154455290997275/

Is Pokemon Go becoming a dating app?

http://comicbook.com/2016/07/08/pokemon-go-is-becoming-a-dating-app/

Pokemon Go review: “I’ve never walked my dog so much.”

https://t.co/o5u8kHDrSL

“Hey, guys, you don’t need to come into the police station to get your Pokemon”

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/6/12107138/pokemon-go-warning-australia-pokestop-location

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/pokemon-go-police-ask-players-to-stop-trying-to-catch-sandshrew-in-darwin-police-station-a7127616.html

Sore legs become pandemic as Pokemon Go Players accidentally get exercise

http://gizmodo.com/sore-legs-become-pandemic-as-pokemon-go-players-acciden-1783402931


Episode 5: The Secret Meaning of Emojis

Do you ever get the feeling there’s something going on that you don’t know about?

That’s been the case for Creative Director Pete Brown as he works emojis into his communications. In this episode of the Mindset Digital podcast, all manner of MSD staff help get Pete up to speed.

 

 

So if you’ve been looking for the right combination of emojis to express your distaste for salads, then there’s great things in store. We also cover the newest set of emojis — which include a black heart and a salad.

Mindset Digital’s Mike Taylor will share a tool for adding even more emojis, and this time personalized, to your repertoire of smiley faces.

Plus, Danika the fast-working intern takes up the challenge of finding something on the internet guaranteed to make you laugh.

Links from this episode:

Emoticons

 

Emoji meanings

Tooltime

 

New Emojis

Something on the internet guaranteed  to make you laugh

Music in this episode provided by Audionautix.com; Brian Hake and Kevin Davison provided interstitials. Audio mixing by Jeff Gehlert at Allegro Media Design.

Follow us!

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

Like the show? Leave a review on iTunes!


Episode 4: The Disappearing Episode

Is disappearing the new black? Snapchat certainly thinks so. In this episode, we look at the Snapchat 2.0 update and speculate on what it means for the network’s overall strategy, plus the Mindset Digital team goes in search of the podcast after it inexplicably disappears from iTunes. We have a new bookmarking tool recommendation from Mike Taylor, plus how will Pete and Emma the soft-spoken Intern grapple with what-is or is-not funny on ‘Something on the Internet Guaranteed to Make You Laugh.’

References that informed this episode include:

Livestreaming

Podcast

Snapchat 2.0

Tooltime

Something on the Internet Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Remembering Alan Young of ‘Mister Ed’

Music in this episode provided by Audionautix.com.

Episode 3: The Livestreaming Showdown!

It’s been just about a year since livestreaming from your phone went mainstream with the launch of apps like Meerkat, Periscope and Facebook Live. In this episode, we check back in with livestreaming and see what’s transpired in the past year. Plus, we go live on four livestreaming services at once (Periscope, Meeerkat, Facebook and YouTube) in the first ever Mindset Digital MEGASTREAM as Creative Director Pete Brown tries to make the office millennials laugh with a TV clip from 1963.

Check it out here!

Meerkat

Periscope

Facebook Live

YouTube

 Mindset Digital’s Fast Focus

Tool Time

Katch Shutdown notice

Watch the MEGASTREAM

Something on the Internet Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Music

Music and SFX in this episode included:

  • “Ice Cold” and “Intro5” by Jason Shaw, from audionautix.com Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0
  • “Green Fields” by Alexander Blu, Permitted for commercial use under license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://www.orangefreesounds.com/
  • Bass riff “110A Albert King Style J Bass 1” loop by Tumbleweed, courtesy of looperman.com
  • “Now Loading” SFX created using the website onlinetonegenerator.com
  • ToolTime interstital by Brian Hake
  • Something on the Internet interstitial and Megastream bumper by Kevin Davison

Follow us!

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

Like the show? Leave a review on iTunes!

Episode 2 (March, 2016):

It’s Time to Talk About Snapchat

Plus, the Secret Meaning of Emoji, Tool Time and Something on the Internet Guaranteed to make you laugh

The Mindset Digital Podcast brings you insight and tips from the intersection of Social Media, Learning and technology. Here’s what we cover in episode 2:

  • Mindset Digital Creative Director Pete Brown co-opts the entire podcast to solve one of his personal parenting dilemmas, namely whether or not to let his daughter use Snapchat.
  • The Mindset team is only too happy to discuss. Social guru Matt Weiner breaks down what snapchat is actually being used for, and its implications for both parents and business professionals. Mindset Digital founder Betsy Hubbard even drops in to share her wisdom on raising teenagers with evolving social platforms.
  • The office millennials reveal the hidden meaning behind specific emoji so Pete will stop committing emoji faux pas.
  • Mike the Tool Man Taylor recommends Buffer to schedule your content sharing through the week, plus something on the Internet guaranteed to make you laugh
  • Pete Brown makes a final decision about his snapchat dilemma, and we hear him explain his thought process to his daughter. (Hint: it may be one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever heard.)

Show Notes

Snapchat

Getting to Know the Ghost: A Complete Guide to Snapchat

https://blog.bufferapp.com/snapchat

 

How to Snapchat Like the Teens

http://www.buzzfeed.com/benrosen/how-to-snapchat-like-the-teens#.jcJ1P5Beg

 

SnapChat’s Safety Center

https://www.snapchat.com/safety

 

What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/home-and-family/what-parents-need-to-know-about-snapchat/

  

Brands Killing it on Snapchat

http://www.bustle.com/articles/76721-7-brand-accounts-on-snapchat-that-are-killing-it-and-you-should-follow-right-now

 

Snapchat: the new social frontier for insurance agents

http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2016/01/26/snapchat-the-new-social-frontier-for-insurance-age

 

11 tips for insurance agents on how to win business on Snapchat

http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2016/02/03/11-tips-for-insurance-agents-on-how-to-win-busines

 

Snapchat Wants to Be Your Next Financial Adviser

http://time.com/money/4175098/snapchat-robo-financial-adviser-investing/

 

Could Snapchat Or Venmo Be The Next Big Competitors For Financial Advisors?

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3947206-snapchat-venmo-next-big-competitors-financial-advisors

 

Thousands Of People Are Tuning In To This Plastic Surgeon’s Snapchat *(Article contains some plastic surgery photos, do not view over lunch)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/snapchat-surgeon-dr-miami#.ljNM8myVk

 

Using Snapchat for Healthcare Marketing

http://smithandjones.com/resources/blog/using-snapchat-for-healthcare-marketing/

Tool Time

Buffer buffer.com/
Feedly feedly.com/

Something on the Internet Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Girl dives into the swimming pool to save her Hoverboard

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP_MZ39xCtI

Music

Music in this episode courtesy of audionautix.com, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Interstitials by Brian Hake and Kevin Davison.

Follow us!

Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital

Pete Brown @petebrownsays

Briavel Schulz @beevel7

Mike Taylor @tmiket

Jessica James @jessjames4

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com


Episode 1 (Feb. 2016):

Twitter, Instagram and Jealousy; The Top Three Emojis of 2015

Plus, Tool Time and Something on the Internet Guaranteed to make you laugh!

The Mindset Digital Podcast brings you insight and tips from the intersection of social media, learning and technology. Here’s what we cover in our first episode:

  • Why a podcast? Why now? A few comments on why we think the time for MSD to fire up a podcast is here.
  • A look at Twitter in 2015: The social network replaced its CEO and rolled out new features that suggest a much more visual future lays ahead; Is Instagram getting jealous? Plus, the top three emoji of 2015.
  • This episode’s tool tip recommends Feedly.com to make your content consumption more efficient, plus something on the Internet guaranteed to make you laugh.

Show Notes

Podcasting and Smartphone Research from Pew

Twitter 2015 Changes

CEO Dick Costolo steps down:

Jack Dorsey “No change in strategy”

Twitter Stops Cropping Photos

Twitter Moments

Top Emojis on Twitter in 2015

Instagram Spotlight Challenges Twitter Moments

Tool Time Recommendation: Feedly

Mike Taylor on how he uses Feedly

More on Mike Taylor

Something On the Internet Guaranteed to Make Me Laugh

The search for the universal New Yorker cartoon caption

Follow us!

Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com