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Audio: Doubting yourself and your work — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

Doubting yourself and your work 

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

Everyone, no matter their work, has to face their own doubts throughout their career. We may be working well, but then an unknown or difficult problem or situation can come about that makes us wonder if we are as good at our work as we once thought. In most cases, we are up to the task, but this period of doubt can cause us to struggle. If you let the doubt overwhelm you, it can harm your work and damage your career.
I can tell you from personal experience that times when you suffer under self-doubt are the hardest periods of any career. Not only do you start to doubt your work, but you begin questioning everything else about your life, from the place that you live to the company you keep. Multiple setbacks, laid on top of one another can send me into a deep funk that sometimes seems endless. Despite that, I always know, in the back of my mind that these problems will end and this doubt will pass. You need to keep those same thoughts in your mind whenever you are going through a difficult period. It might be the only thing that keeps you going some days.

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Audio: A new podcast/show from Douglas E. Welch — New Media Interchange

April 21st, 2015 No comments

I’ve launched a new podcast as part of 3rd Pass media. Here is the a sneak peak of the first episode.

As you may know, I have been transitioning from day-to-day computer and technology consulting and focusing on New Media over the last 2 years. New Media Interchange is part of that transitioning and career change. You can find more information on New Media Interchange on the 3rd Pass Media Twitter feed and my other New Media blog and podcast, Careers in New Media. 

Check it out. You’ll soon be able to subscribe to New Media Interchange directly via iTunes.


New Media Interchange is a podcast spotlighting various developments in New Media & focusing on the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more. Hosted by Douglas E. Welch , pioneer podcaster, blogger and new media consultant.


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Listen to Nintendo and Youtubers, Netflix to spend $5B on programming, Best time to post your videos  and more!


New Media Interchange is part of the 3rd Pass Media Network which is launching a series of shows this week including Mindul(l) Media, The Render Break Report, New Media Interchange and More. You’ll find more information about 3rd Pass Media at http://3rdPass.Media.

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Nintendo and Youtubers, Netflix to spend $5B on programming, Best time to post your videos  and more!

This is New Media Interchange where we talk about the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more. I’m Douglas E. Welch, pioneer podcaster, blogger and writer.

In today’ show…

Nintendo wants a piece of that YouTube Money and plans on taking it out of the pockets of Let’s Play video makers, Netflix plans on spending over $5 billion on programming in 2016, and Tubefilter explains the best times to post your YouTube videos for maximum impact.

Will round out the show with some words about “Attracting Attention to Yourself” and end up with the first entry in my Subscribed series, highlighting the podcasts, blogs and YouTube Channels I am subscribed to.

More after this…

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Gaming is the #2 category on YouTube, behind music, and you can find a wide variety of gaming reviews, recaps and a growing number of Let’s Play video series, where a gamer walks you through their experience of game from beginning to end. Some of these Let’s Play series can go on for 30 or 40 episodes as the gamer hacks and slashes their way through the zombies of Dying Light, works to save the fictional country of Kyrat from a crazed dictator or performs speed runs of amazing dexterity in Zelda or Mario Brothers. While many game manufacturers have a good relationship with Let’s Play producers — even providing them explicit license to play the game on video — the aged “big boy” of the gaming world — Nintendo hasn’t been playing nice of late.

Back in mid-2013, Nintendo starting claiming all YouTube revenue from many videos that included Nintendo Copyrighted content, like Let’s Play footage. They eventually backed off this wholesale money grab and last month created a “licensing” program that allows YouTube producers to continue sharing YouTube videos of Nintendo games in exchange for 30%-40% of the revenue according to articles from Game Informer. com.

While this certainly is a better deal than taking 100% of the revenue, I always look suspiciously at large companies taking money away from some of their biggest fans — turning off many of these fans from ever playing or sharing a company’s products in the future. Is this a sign that Nintendo is struggling overall and looking for a quick way to gain a quick cash boost? The company has been struggling of late, but I think trying to level out their balance sheet on the backs of fans might not be the way to do it.

What do you think? Are YouTuber’s getting a free ride on Nintendo gaming content? Is Nintendo making a desperate money grab? What does this mean for the thousands of hours of Nintendo gaming already available on YouTube and its creators? I’d love to know what you think. Send along a comment on the blog or via Twitter to @NMIPodcast.

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In our next story, courtesy of Business Insider, Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016…

Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016, more than everyone but ESPN, says Janney

I often comment to people how I am amazed to took so long for large, Internet companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon to get into content creation for their services. Living here in Hollywood itself, I have seen the production companies — those entities that do the actual nitty-gritty work producing a television show — don’t really care who pays the bills, as long as there is money to be made. I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to see services like Netflix, Google Play and Amazon as potential partners in content creation.

Therefore I see no surprise at all that Netflix is going to be spending even more in the future creating exclusive content. With critically acclaimed series like House of Cards, I think they can see a great potential for content beyond the traditional, mainstream, broadcast networks. I would expect to see even more players enter this market, both in the existing ranks of high-tech businesses as well as new startups focused on becoming the next, great, content network.

You can read the complete story using the link in the show notes.

 


 

Finally, for all you incipient content creators out there, TubeFilter provides a detailed article on the best days and times to post your videos for maximum viewership. If you are looking to turn your content into an on-going moneymaker, information like this can be critical. Moving the number of views 5% upwards could result in a significant boost in advertising earnings. As a fairly casual producer of YouTube content myself, I tend to post videos whenever I have time and whenever they are complete. After reading this article, though, I think I am going to spend a bit more time and consideration on my video release schedule. All the detailed tables and charts are available in the TubeFilter link in the show notes.

Want To Know The Best Days And Times To Post YouTube Videos? Here’s A Yearly Calendar.


Attracting Attention Yourself!

Ever since I first heard George Carlin’s comedy album, Class Clown, a certain phrase has always stuck with me… (paraphrasing) The job of a class clown is…ATTRACTING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF! I call this “Carlin’s Law of Attraction!” Replace class clown with any other profession and you will see the universal truth of that statement. Replace class clown with “podcaster” and you can probably see where I am headed.

Podcasting offers anyone the ability to “attract attention to yourself”, your business, your cause, whatever is important to you. Sure, it can be difficult to rise above all the other folks who have already discovered podcasting, but the odds are certainly much better than they ever were in the traditional media.

Carlin’s Law of Attraction, also dictates that you want your media spread as far and wide as possible. This means posting your videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and any other spots where your audience might stumble across them. That said, each piece MUST have some links driving people back to your home site where they can subscribe to your content directly.

Everything depends on your ability to attract attention to your content. Scripts and books don’t sell themselves in your drawer (or trapped in your computer), art does sell when it sits in a closet and your podcast doesn’t attract an audience if no one ever gets to see it.

Apply Carlin’s Law of Attraction to everything you do, podcasting, writing, office work, whatever, and you will find that things just start to happen for you.


That’s it for this episode of New Media Interchange where I talk about the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more.

New Media Interchange is part of the 3rd Pass Media network. For more information, visit 3rdPass.media. Do you have questions or comments? Send them along to NMI@3rdpass.media or via Twitter at @NMIPodcast .

I’m Douglas E. Welch and I’ll be back next week with more New Media news on New Media Interchange..

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Audio: In control of your transition from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

April 20th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Sometimes I get the response from people that “I’m scared, because I’m out of control.” And that’s a feeling you get when you’re in transition. You feel out of control. You feel like everyone’s pushing you this way and that way and life is tipping you upside down and everything. It doesn’t mean you don’t have control. You still have control over a large part of your lives, but you have to exercise that control and that’s where I see a lot of people struggle. They begin to internalize the fact that “Oh, I have no control. It’s up to whatever. Whatever spiritual being you believe in — whatever nature you believe in — it’s all up to that and the fact is, it isn’t. Ok? And you need to be aware of that. Everything you do — from moment to moment — affects your transition and where will go. Down to the fact — there was someone who was saying they decided they didn’t want to work in banks anymore — over there — that’s an important decision to make. That’s an important thought to have. You are at a time when transition is giving you an opportunity. It may not seem like it, because it can be really scary, again, you’re given an opportunity to re-evaluate what you were doing. 

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Video: In control of your transition from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

April 20th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

Transcript:

Sometimes I get the response from people that “I’m scared, because I’m out of control.” And that’s a feeling you get when you’re in transition. You feel out of control. You feel like everyone’s pushing you this way and that way and life is tipping you upside down and everything. It doesn’t mean you don’t have control. You still have control over a large part of your lives, but you have to exercise that control and that’s where I see a lot of people struggle. They begin to internalize the fact that “Oh, I have no control. It’s up to whatever. Whatever spiritual being you believe in — whatever nature you believe in — it’s all up to that and the fact is, it isn’t. Ok? And you need to be aware of that. Everything you do — from moment to moment — affects your transition and where will go. Down to the fact — there was someone who was saying they decided they didn’t want to work in banks anymore — over there — that’s an important decision to make. That’s an important thought to have. You are at a time when transition is giving you an opportunity. It may not seem like it, because it can be really scary, again, you’re given an opportunity to re-evaluate what you were doing. 

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Archive: What to do when you don’t like what you do anymore — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

April 17th, 2015 No comments

What to do when you don’t like what you do anymore

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

It happens to all of us at one time or another. After years of working in the same area, the same job, the same company, we start to wonder if that’s all there is? Familiarity breeds contempt, the old saying goes and that is certainly true in work. Too much of the same, year after year, can leave you feeling less than fulfilled. Of course, the big question becomes…now what?

Like most topics I write about here, this one hits close to home. I have had to face this issue on many occasions over the years. It seems a necessary part of any career. If we don’t re-evaluate what we want out of a career on a regular basis, our life has a way of making us face the issue. It matters little if I am working in a corporate job or for myself, a bad day or week can quickly make you question your work and career choices. Just the other day I was wondering how many more times I can show Word users how to create a table, email users how to use BCC or remind people that they really need to backup their files. These are obviously necessary and billable tasks, but sometimes getting paid to do your work simply isn’t enough. You need to reach out for something new and, more importantly, more fulfilling.

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Video: What is an unconference? from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

April 16th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Transcript:

What is an unconference? This is a conference. You had planned speakers. You had planned organization. It’s here at a nice fancy hotel. You’ve got A/V people. You’ve got all the trappings of a regular conference. Most importantly, you knew exactly what you were going to see when you walked in the door. You might even had known what you were going to see when you saw it on the web site, once the speakers were booked. An unconference is not like that. An unconference is entirely planned by the attendees that come that day. Everyone who attends a CareerCamp is highly encouraged to participate in some way. That can be to stand up and give an outgoing presentation like this. It can be to host a breakout session on some topic. Sometimes, we find that people — especially when they are new to CareerCamp — their biggest engagement of the day is simply having the great conversations with people around the table, in the lobby area, beginning of the day, end of the day. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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Audio: Fear is a powerful force from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

April 14th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Now, the reason we always seek out stability is, of course, that big “F” word and I’m not talking about that “F” word — stop it — Although, we often say it with the same intonation in our voice and can anyone guess what that “F” word is? (Audience: Fail, Fear”) Fear. Fail’s a good one too though. Fear. Fear is a very human instinct. We have an innate “fight or flight” response to fear. Do I need to stand and put up my fists or do I run. There’s the great joke about the two guys hiking in the woods and they come across a bear and the bear starts to growl and one friend quickly reaches into his backpack and puts on his running shoes and the other friend is like “What are you doing? You can’t outrun the bear.” Then the other guy says, ” I don’t need to outrun the bear. I just need to outrun you!” (Laughter) Ok. Fear is a strong motivator in our lives. You might be thinking, especially those among you who are recent layoffs, “I can’t be in transition forever or I will go crazy.” And I’m here to tell you, you will be in transition forever, but you won’t go crazy. If you approach transition as something that is normal — as something that is useful in your life — you eon’t go crazy. Yes, it will be scary. Yes, it will be a little bit annoying — having been through layoffs myself and job transitions of all sorts, but it will not kill you and it will not drive you crazy. 

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Video: Fear is a powerful force from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

April 14th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

 

Transcript:

Now, the reason we always seek out stability is, of course, that big “F” word and I’m not talking about that “F” word — stop it — Although, we often say it with the same intonation in our voice and can anyone guess what that “F” word is? (Audience: Fail, Fear”) Fear. Fail’s a good one too though. Fear. Fear is a very human instinct. We have an innate “fight or flight” response to fear. Do I need to stand and put up my fists or do I run. There’s the great joke about the two guys hiking in the woods and they come across a bear and the bear starts to growl and one friend quickly reaches into his backpack and puts on his running shoes and the other friend is like “What are you doing? You can’t outrun the bear.” Then the other guy says, ” I don’t need to outrun the bear. I just need to outrun you!” (Laughter) Ok. Fear is a strong motivator in our lives. You might be thinking, especially those among you who are recent layoffs, “I can’t be in transition forever or I will go crazy.” And I’m here to tell you, you will be in transition forever, but you won’t go crazy. If you approach transition as something that is normal — as something that is useful in your life — you eon’t go crazy. Yes, it will be scary. Yes, it will be a little bit annoying — having been through layoffs myself and job transitions of all sorts, but it will not kill you and it will not drive you crazy. 

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Archive: It’s not obvious to them — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

April 10th, 2015 Comments off

It’s not obvious to them

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

While we all might like to be the smartest person in the room (and in some cases, we are) our knowledge can sometimes get in the way of our career. I know it can sound counter-intuitive, but there are times when our knowledge causes us to dismiss our own talent and skills as obvious and unimportant. We see our skills as inconsequential when we assume what we know is so obvious, everyone else knows it, too.

I see this in operation in my own life in a number of ways. I am often surprised when clients ask me to explain or demonstrate something that I thought everyone had learned. I can offer up a very basic tip, just to remind the client that it exists and then spend 30 minutes explaining it. Even worse, I don’t teach some concepts and resist making training products because I think the concepts are simply too basic to be worth anything to anyone. I deny the usefulness of my own knowledge and end up limiting both myself and my clients. What an odd situation, but also a very common one.

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Video: What is CareerCamp International? from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

April 9th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Transcript:

I really would like to try and intrigue you all — after you’ve heard my little description here — to think about doing a CareerCamp of your own. Either in coordination with me — I’m available to offer assistance and help and I can point you in all the directions to the technology, the free technology we use to organize the conferences and stuff like that. Under CareerCamp International, that’s what I do. By the way, fancy name, it’s me. Ok? This is my pro bono work. This is my charity that’s on-going right now, if you will, is helping to spread the message about CareerCamp — which I think is a great idea — and help other people launch it in their areas, as well. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

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