Collaboration – Together We Succeed

Join us for an interactive Collaboration of expertise. We are inviting everyone in the ABC Group to come out and ask questions, and share your expertise!

ZOOM Meeting Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89202128702? pwd=MlpWakUyU1NmOEppQ1VGM3lQRHJGQT09

Meeting ID: 892 0212 8702
Password: 452502

Branding Secrets – Purpose, Passion, and Vision with Wendy Musch

And the Branding Secrets series continues! Join us on ZOOM Wednesday, June 10th at 7 PM EST when Wendy Musch presents the Purpose, Passion, and Vision of Personal Branding. Sponsored by the Advanced Branding Collaborative. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/brandingcollab/)

Robert Wall Roy Miller Jenny Kalz LaurieAnn Campbell

Here is the zoom link.

Wendy Musch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Purpose, Passion and Vision

Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/7621955495

High Performance Habits

Presented by Advanced Branding Collaborative. Join us as we learn more about how to become successful through transformation and acquiring the knowledge of how to build high-performance habits.

Topic: Transform Yourself to be Your Best You – High-Performance Habits.
Time: May 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/7621955495

Transforming Yourself to be Your Best YOU

Join us this Wednesday, April 22nd at 7 PM EST for a “transforming” experience on our life interactive ZOOM get together. We are honored to have two professionals who will share their introduction to Transforming Yourself to be Your Best YOU series. We look forward to seeing all of you there! Please register below.

Wendy Musch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Transforming Yourself to be Your Best YOU
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/7621955495

Meeting ID: 762 195 5495
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,7621955495# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,7621955495# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 762 195 5495
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aFFtOhUeoJoin our Cloud HD Video Meeting nowZoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer…zoom.us

Grapho-Therapy. It Can Change Your Life. Period.

As per the previous announcement of discussing Grapho-Therapy, we had a great ZOOM meeting and we are sharing it here with you.

Now, I, LaurieAnn, want to apologize in advance for all my ummm and ahhhs in the video. I was so excited that at times I couldn’t find my words. This is a quick advisory note on when you are public speaking in person or on ZOOM – DO NOT do what I did. 

Now that that is out of the way, I sure hope you do get something out of this video. Please understand that the specials announced in this video are only for the members of ABC Advanced Branding Collaborative. You are welcome to join the group if you want to get the specials. But you must be a member. Otherwise, the prices are higher. And there is a deadline for the SUPER Specials. April 22nd they end.

Thanks for watching this! And I actually do recommend you join this group because the next series is called Transform Yourself To Be Your Best YOU with Wendy Musch and Jenny Kalz . A great “follow on from” this past series. If you are interested our group is on Facebook at ABC – Advanced Branding Collaborative.

Here is our replay of April 15th, 2020 – Grapho-Therapy – It Can Change Your Life!

Anyone Can Be Anyone Either On Camera, Or in VOICE – Podcasting Populars Notice of Event #2 – With Fun

Anyone anywhere can be a somebody. Why? Because this social media world has allowed us to be who we want to be when we want to be. This could be being live on FB or any other social media platform, and this could be just being a voice. Join us at 7 PM EST and learn how you too can make a difference. We are highlighting the Popular Podcasters, and also highlighting the up and coming. Okay, this is a mock Up and Coming post, but can’t we all believe, and not just dream to be one? Join us!!

Thank you, my friend and Opposater, Roy Miller – who agreed to be That Guy!!  And by the way? We actually, after having fun with this post, built our Podcast. Stay “Tuned”!


Here is the zoom link for next week: Roy Miller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Podcasting, Week Five, Popular Podcasts
Time: Mar 11, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/137295515

Meeting ID: 137 295 515

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,137295515# US (San Jose)
+19292056099,,137295515# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 137 295 515
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adkv5gF31V

Podcasting Equipment

Microphones

     If you are using a microphone for just one person, you will need a dynamic microphone if you are in a noisy area. A USB microphone is acceptable for a hobby podcaster. These are portable, low cost and no interface is required.

Note: Do not use a computer microphone or earphones.

     These are good for this application:

Blue Yetti at a cost of around $129.00

Samson Meteor at a cost of around $55.00

The Rode Podcaster at a cost of around $229.00

     Microphones for multiple persons will require an XLR microphone. This microphone will have 3 separate prongs. It is perfect for multiple hosts. it is more reliable and better quality. Professional podcasters use this type of microphone. It is more durable, more customizable, and the parts can be replaced.

Note: You will need an audio interface for this.

     Suggested types are:

The Electrovoice RE-20 at a cost of around $499.00.

The Rode Procaster at a cost of around $229.00.

The Shure SM7B at a cost of around $399.00.

     For the best of both, the Audio Technica ATR 2100 at a cost of around $80.00. It is USB / XLR capable.

A close up of a microphone

Description automatically generated

For podcast recording, especially for doing interview podcast, the Zoom H6, Audio Interface is perfect. It comes with low cut filters to help cut out popping and wind noise. It has a cost around $399.00.

Mixers

     The XLR Microphone allows you to have multiple hosts and microphones, and you can record your audios live.

     For the beginner, the Roland Go: Mixer Pro is a great buy at a cost of around $140.00.

A close up of a device

Description automatically generated

     This will allow you to create and stream your audio directly to the internet, it has 9 audio outputs, uses (4) AAA batteries and gives you about four hours of recording.

     For the professional, the Rode Rodecaster Pro Integrated, at a cost of around $725.00, would be the recommended one to use.

A close up of a device

Description automatically generated

     It is a one-stop solution. It gives you (8) smooth faders to adjust the audio levels, (4) headphone outlets / inputs, USB, phone and Bluetooth options. You can stream through your mixer on a wireless connection, and it can be set up to play jingles and sound effects.

Microphone Boom Arms

     For the beginner, the Neewer NW35, Adjustable Boom Scissor Stand at a cost of around $14.00 would work well. It clamps down to a desk, and allows you to position it where you want it.

     For the professional, the Heil Pl-2T, at a cost of around $120.00 would be better. The arm will rotate 360 degrees, has a built-in channel to hide the microphone cable, 20” arm segments, and will hold a Blue Yetti microphone that weighs about 3.5 pounds.

A close up of a device

Description automatically generated

Podcast Microphone Pop Filters

     For the beginner, the Nady MPF-6, at a cost of around $11.00 would be acceptable. It has an easy swivel, flexible gooseneck holder, and a built-in clamp. It is a no-frills piece of equipment.

A close up of a device

Description automatically generated

     For the professional, the Stedman Corp Proscreen XL is recommended. The cost is about $79.00. This one will channel exhausted air downwards through angled slots, moving it away from the microphone.

Podcasting Headphones

     Headphones are used to minimize background noise. They allow your speech to clearer to your audience. You want to look for “closed-back headphones.”

     Use “noise-isolating” headphones, not “noise-canceling” headphones.

     Noise-isolating headphones block out ambient noise without batteries, and they have an adjustable-fit. The extra earcup padding on the headphones act as a physical barrier to keep out unwanted noise from reaching your ears.

     Noise-canceling headphones reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control. Noise cancellation makes it possible to listen to audio content without raising the volume excessively.

     A good beginner headphone would be the Sony MDR 7606, at a cost of around $129.00.

A close up of electronics

Description automatically generated

     These are affordable, have a sleek body design, and are very good at dampening background sounds. They are lightweight and easy to carry around. They are comfortable and they have a padded headpiece. They come with a carrying case and a ¼” adapter for a mixer.

     For the professional, there are two options. The first is the Audio Technica ATH-M50X, at a cost of around $149.00. It has exceptional noise isolation and blocking, better fit around the ears, and the ear cups rotate 90 degrees.

A close up of electronics

Description automatically generated

     The second option is the V-Moda Cross Fade LP2, at a cost of around $149.00. They are very solidly built, have a Kevlar braided cable, metal shields, built for long term use, ergonomic ear cushions that mold to your ears, power for noise isolation and 50 MM diaphragm, that highlight the lowest of sound frequencies.

Podcast Shock Mounts

     The Rode PSM1 at a cost of about $39.00. It will absorb sudden vibrations, gestures, and movements.

A close up of an object

Description automatically generated