017: podcasting is ripe with opportunities, with Elsie Escobar

Released Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
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“I started to play with the sound of myself and step outside of it. I didn’t judge it as much as grow it, expand on it, colour it a lot more than I was.” Elsie Escobar starting podcasting in 2006 when she created Elsie’s Yoga Class in which she began sharing audio recordings of her live yoga classes. That podcast has now been downloaded over 4 million times. But the story doesn’t stop here. Elsie’s obsession with podcasting then got her a job working with Libsyn, the leading podcast host and distribution network. She’s the co-host and producer of The Feed: The Official Libsyn podcast. She also co-runs the She Podcasts Facebook group the largest community for women in podcasting and co-hosts the She Podcasts podcast. Yup. This woman lives and breathes podcasting. In this episode, Elsie and I explore: + All the incredible opportunities presented to Elsie since she began her podcasting journey. + Self-sabotage, self-criticism and giving yourself time to get better at the podcasting process. + The most common fear that stops women from getting started. + Becoming okay with the sound of your voice. + Being yourself behind the microphone.   RESOURCES + Elsie’s Yoga Class + She Podcasts free Facebook group + Podcast Quick Starter Pack – download your free podcast quick starter pack containing a podcast guide, interactive checklists and done-for-you email scripts. + Join the Podcast With Heart Facebook group, a community of vibrant women podcasters. Introduce yourself, ask questions and get the help and support you need. You don’t have to do this podcasting gig alone.   ABOUT ELSIE ESCOBAR I work in the cross-section of technology, digital media & holistic living with a heavy bias on podcast strategy and creative use of audio.  As a podcaster since 2006, I was one of the first female *indie* podcasters using audio to teach yoga. Elsie’s Yoga Class has not been downloaded over 4 million times! I’m currently the only female pundit in the podcasting space with expert insight into indie podcasters’ impact, influence, and power.  My obsession for podcasting got me a job working with Libsyn, the leading podcast host and distribution network created in 2004.  I’ve been there since 2007 and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of podcasters, giving them tools for better production, educating them in the space, as well as cultivating a strongly engaged community through The Feed: The Official Libsyn podcast which I both co-host and produce. The Feed’s sole focus is keeping people podcasting. I also co-run the largest community for women in podcasting with a corresponding podcast (of course) called She Podcasts. Our sole mission is to empower women to continue to share their voices while creating a safe community of podcasting education and support. Connect with Elsie at: + She Podcasts: She Podcasts website | Subscribe on iTunes + The Feed: The Feed website | Subscribe on iTunes + Website: elsieescobar.com + Facebook: /elsie.escobar + Instagram: @yogeek   LOVE AND FEEDBACK If you love this podcast, I would be so grateful if you would take a couple of moments, head over to iTunes and leave a rating and review + subscribe to the podcast while you’re there.   SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST WITH HEART You can subscribe to Podcast with Heart so you never miss an episode. + Click here to subscribe on iTunes + Click here to subscribe on Stitcher + Click here to subscribe on SoundCloud

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