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Toni Dupree Talks Etiquette, Style, Manners, and TikTok!
"Well. Hello, everyone I am billy. D's a welcome to the podcast. If you have never checked out our program before we are primarily an interview and a commentary podcast, you can find abilities pike pretty much anywhere. PODCASTS are found that would say apple podcasts, which is I tunes is probably one of our mainstays were also on spotify radio tune in stitcher on down the line, and this is a first for me. We're actually recording via zoom. So this is like who Zilin who right and on the line with me. Today I have Tony do pre. How's IT GOIN' Tony? I'm well. Everything is going well, thank you, how are you? Good, you don't sound like you're sure. Sony you down in? Houston right. Yes. Did you get any of the rain and stuff that was going on down? There wasn't there some kind of our hurricane or something going through there. Yes? For a couple of days, we got a lot of rain. We welcomed the rain so hot dry. Weight all over the country from what I understand? I'm up here in Ohio and typically we don't get scorching hot weather, but we've had like two or three weeks of ninety degree weather. The lawns are Brown and. Yes. Really. It's really strange. Let me tell the audience a little bit about you. If I may Tony. depre- is the founder and president of Etiquette and style by depre-. And Etiquette Training and coaching company based in Houston with a mission to help young people and businesses and business professionals. Get ahead with good manners. Since two thousand six etiquette workshops style seminars, a self, esteem and behavior classes have taught hundreds of individuals from youth groups to business gatherings. How to present their best selves and cultivate meaningful productive relationships. That's a that's. That's a lot when you're not when you're not. Practicing good etiquette. What do you like to do to let off steam I mean like? Did you have a big hobby or something? What's what's going on down there? It's fun and Houston of course now with code and everything is kind of tough. Well. I picked up a little hobby. Recently. Yeah, for about maybe. Four months now I've been doing tick tock away. Yes, I know him. We were going to talk about that, yeah! That's that's what I've been doing pretty fine. We're definitely going to have to come back to that because your videos are actually very good. And And that's that's not. It. In all honesty, your videos are better than a lot of people half your age and that's tough. That's tough. and. To Be Successful on that platform. You have to be visual and we're. We're going to talk about that. Because I'M GONNA. Kinda wonder how that's going to factor into your marketing because I would think it would have to work if you can tie it in somehow so we'll get to that. You're also author. You published your first book in Two Thousand Fifteen who's fork. Is that anyway? which is an entertaining and easy to read dining guide for young adults I'll. Let's start with that. How did that come about? So. I've been an etiquette coach for was since two thousand six and I had a are. Still do it now but A. A don an etiquette. powerpoint in this call, who's Farkas it way I named it. WHO's for? Is it anyway because of this three year old little boy? Who was trying to. A school and Afar getting night. All at the same time to eat his forget. And he just got so tired of it. He just put everything down and said. Who Cares about the sports in which one and who it belongs to? So, WHO's for his it anyway because of? Just had a little meltdown. And rightfully so I actually you only need a fork for you. But he he had seen as parents use the SPO and so he was just combined in everything. If you just gotTa love. And unnamed my powerpoint after his meltdown. Yes, and so that's how it came about because parents were like I can't stop them from eating. My kids stop eating like animals at the table. You know. Can you help us, so? I wanted to come up with something that they could use for themselves. You don't always have to hire me are. Somebody you can count a do it yourself in the book is laid out for you to use it like a tool if you need to, you can invite in. I really wanted separate clubs to start after that you know because parents were complained. About been on video too much, so you could. It's them how to cook. And invite their friends over and they can just Kinda have low. You know dining session among themselves. And that was the concept. That was my thought behind it. It just kinda turned into something I mean. This whole business has just done a few different hoops. that. I didn't think I mean I couldn't have no I. Start with one mission. And then it just kind of spiraled. So many different ones. I'm I'm happy about it. Surely happy sometimes works you. Get channeled into something and it takes off, and it's not what you originally anticipated, but there's been a lot of businesses. Go that route. Yeah Yeah and I think to one of the best things is. What you start in mind with bike I started with One of my favorite quote quote is by George Eliot. What are we to do but make life easier to one another, so my whole concept for etiquette style was to make either the interview process. For the the managing process I've never been a manager or supervisor anybody. Because I never wanted to because I don't want to supervise individuals problems I don't want to. I know that that's not where. The people issue of it all is not what I WANNA do I can manage projects on somebody else's job, but if I have to manage all of that, so I thought about how I felt about it and in both books, I camera came up with something that was easy to transition into A. Or to use for yourself, you know. It's just another person in minor sure so I always keep that quote at the foundation of everything. That's a great foundation and we're GONNA talk about how we treat each other as a society in here in a little bit because I think that's not really ties in to what you're talking about now in addition to everything else you. Do you also write for several magazines? Do you WanNa talk a little bit about that. What do you write about? What are some of your subjects and? So this is insane. Publications are all etiquette inspired. Okay, and I have I. Have I have a Rockstar publicist? And she is the reason that I right through so many publications because she sees something, she sends it to me and she's like urgent. Put something together for this site. Pichit and so this is how this comes about so now. been working with Tracy for two years and so a lotteries publications are national publication. So really proud of that work to you know it's not a bad deal to be quoted in the Mashal magazine, so that's awesome. But before that. I started with makeup, a one, a one, which is a nonprofit and they had a a magazine is called movement one on one and the things that I wrote about were a team. Inspire insights. From behavior. Etiquette how we treat ourselves. being polite to one another I wrote articles about that and then Hokkaido I can't is so many. I just can't think short the names, but everything is etiquette. Inspired or people inspired our behavior inspired. That's what I mostly right about now in my own personal blog I write about a whole Lotta just the collateral of. Things yeah from traffic to. Those things where you can use colorful language. Yeah You have to have a way to let off steam us. Well I gotTA. Tell you I'm I'm probably the world's worst at driving and and using. Profanity as a matter of fact I could probably. I could probably str- string together some really good rhymes, and have a good backbeat with profanities while lumped. Wow So. ABOUT ABOUT ETIQUETTE What is different about etiquette versus just saying well I have good manners. So. Alright so let's let's put it in these terms. Okay. Etiquette is how everything is phrased. Absurd umbrella. And so you have your manners you have. Your managers your approach. To your behavior. Does that help. In this beautiful and sells etiquette is how things are. Present it how it looks okay. That's the advocate of it all you know you, you put yourself together very whale. Okay, and then your manners is your approach so from there, so you look real nice in pretty so van. You present yourself there. And then you have your behavior, that follows so also in the manners. Is Your thought processes? Your how your approach is like how you might choose to speak to someone you know are difficult situation in our. You know lackluster individual. K. This year manner behaviors, and then you behavior is. Putting it in motion Does that make sense, yeah I kind of like to put it like that. Because when you say etiquette a lot of times, people are like Oh my God. I don't want to deal with that. This hortatory and is not really about that. Because etiquette is just the whole person is, everything is how you see yourself how you speak how. The choices that for best practice, yeah. Yeah. Well, you mentioned that quote and I believe a great quote. Increasingly the the society as the way. I'm not young anymore. And I go back a number of years and decades and I don't ever remember a time when there are so many divisions in society I don't care if it's your. Necessity Your religion your political background there is a reasons to divide people up. And on top of that there is an increasing hostility that I don't remember now I remember back in the days of Ronald Reagan and things like that. When I very young people had different opinions, and sometimes arguments would arise, but now you say the wrong thing and you're faced with aggression I don't know that I ever remember it being this bad And you talk about. A mutual respect and trying to make life peopling life better for people. What is your opinion about that? Since since that behavior and that etiquette is and mannered. Personality is so important to you. How are you dealing with these times that are just off the charts. Okay so social one I'm GONNA. Say I am humid. Yes an etiquette coach. That's my title. But I'm human so things get to me, too, but I realize I can choose how I address it, so if I can share. A something that happened actually today on talk. I did video, and it's video where You mean to tell me. Hand Soap and hand. SANITIZER can kill the virus. But you can't find a cure for pretty much. The best video I mean is is a lot more. Emphasis on things but. Air limitation. Fifty when I lasted fifty five hundred people. Responded to that video. But the comments. Were so disrespectful, not necessarily directed at me. But at the video. And people who responded so some people may have said Oh my God I can't believe it so then someone would come in and say this just ignorance that you can't believe that you know so then. I thought about it. I could just watch this. You know like amend the Coliseum I could just watch this play out, but now after video out there so to me I have a responsibility, so that's the whole thought process of it. So I come in whenever I see somebody who says something derogatory about it or about someone say. Let me remind you guys. This is skit. Is Not my voice. I came I joined Tiktok to have a good time. Yeah, I did my political views of what I really think about this virus, and all this kind of stuff that is, we're not gonNA who were known to fix all that. In one. One three absolutely. So it's lighthearted. And sometimes, so the last one I put was sometimes. You just have to smile and move through it while you're trying to figure it out. You know and then people started lightening up, but to everyone who was rude. A made a point to respond similar to that like each response is different, but it the foundation of the responses the site. And so. In the Liza. Why did that is because we all have a responsibility you're not. You're not superman I'm not saying that we're not cancer. We're not, but what we are doing is trying to make life a little bit easier for one another. One situation at a time just like the quote that I love from George January. It is the best clothes in the world because if you think life there. You can't help move like that so when I think about what's going on. Today is ridiculous I think that What would help is we're all here together for res? And I think we need everything that is here as unfortunate. Some of this stuff is and it's horrible. It is to look at. There's a reason for. Now it's not your responsibility to figure out what the reason is, but it is your responsibility to make toward. because. We're not I mean if you were supposed to be, you're by yourself. You would be by yourself. And you're supposed to figure out how to work this out while we are here, so somebody's may be ignorance. But, if you have knowledge and you don't share it with them at that point there, ignorance becomes your fault. Because if there's something I, don't know in you. Don't tell me and you know it. You bear responsibility for that. And Etiquette Etiquette touches on all of that is how you think it is how you behave how you choose to behave. It is education of all people, not just some people you know it is know. And, we're not doing that. We're not because everybody is mad. Everybody's is impatient. Nobody's trying to find. A easier way to do. Any of this. or We don't make it. Okay. Like what have you don't know what to do? Can Somebody say. You know what to do. 'cause I always know what to do. Read the just like I said. I I'm Humid's. You know yeah. I say bad words. I just don't show them all the time and I. Don't say Bam. At people, you know, I don't use them as a weapon. Weapon I use them as Cutler for my compensation. When! I in researching you a little bit going through some of your stuff, you talk about empathy. And they know that really factors in to how treat people. Right. In Your in your coaching and some of the experience that you have. Can something like empathy be taught, or is that something that you either feel it or you don't? So. CAN IMPACT THE BE. taught. I know that's a tough one. So! Empathy can't be taught to children. Can Be taught to children. For, adults. I think that empathy may be a nudge that we do like a reminder. Are you know? Don't forget to be prepared today. So if you just happen to be married to a BOOB job and they're going out to work. And and you know how they are. Because you know how they are with you, you might WanNa do a low. Sweet low knowledge. Don't get to be insulated especially if there's somebody supervisor manager, you know. Put your kindness had all today you? Can Be massaged in with an adult. I don't know. About teaching. Adults empathy because. That is not something that I do what I do in my workshops is massage it in to the lesson? Yes, like a Candy Gentler Nudge and not not the pat on the bag kind of thing, but just as. When you give an example of something, a personal example that we can all relate to. Everybody's GonNa feel it even if they don't say anything about it, you. And you probably GonNa, give it two seconds of thought. Well, really, that's all you need. It only takes two seconds for you have to. Embrace incubator use it. Or share. Well that kind of leads me into my next question. What are some of the very basic things that the average person can do throughout the course of a day to just be nice and show people that? Want to open up the lines of communication and just communicate with them better. So for what you know, they have this thing that people say act. Tell it like it is. You heard people all the time. So thousand night, my favorite people and so limited everywhere I wa I'm very sensitive person. Asset that. Ams I'm so sensitive I'm have shirt made. super-sensitive proceed with caution. I said I was sure best. How sensitive I used to be! Not as bad today, but I'm still sensitive and I don't think is GonNa go anywhere. So I'm not a fan of the. Tell it like it is people because they usually do it as a straight shot. No chaser I'm not always prepared for that. I can listen to you. Tell me what I need to hear, but you need to have bedside manner batch itself absolutely. Okay and I think when when you wait one of the things that will make being kinder. Be. If you when you wake up, think about what Kinda Day. You have you want to have yeah. But I. You have to think about who you need to be in that day in order to have that result. Curve, so if you wake up thinking that way. That could help. Now you know everybody. Everybody's different. Did say united reference. The term biker should say that on your shareholder boob job comment. But we have them in every industry you know in in every work environment you whether you know I work for myself, but I still meet that difficult client. And, what what? I normally say when I'm meet somebody. WHO poses a challenge? Is We got us all of this anyway I'm glad I came out. So! We gotta use the good the bad and medically so we can get to where we're trying to be. Usually. That fuses the situation. When you wake up and you think about who I need to be in this day. To get whatever result I'm trying to get. That that kind of brings it home for you. You're going to be less likely to have these little tips that people have throughout the day that unnecessary. I see stuff in a grocery store I mean. A lady gave me the business in the grocery store because I was given somebody six feet and I said. What does what they said on the news that we need to? Up Six feet. Well you enough space. You could just get over there I. said I'm not going to crowd that gentleman what he's getting his produce. Well I'm going, and so she went in front of me and I'm may have been thinking something, but I didn't say it, you know. And that's the thing I gave a little grace, and then I had to ask for forgiveness. From Jesus, you know for what I was thinking, but you know because I'm human. That goes back to what I said. We're all human. It is what you choose to do for the world to see. You know if you're okay with that I mean I'm not the police I don't have a heaven. A hail put anybody in, but what I am supposed to do in my business, and in my in my day is to bring about a conscious few. That doesn't mean that I get on the soapbox. And Damn everybody to hail, but what it does name is say you know what. You know if if that's what you need to do. Let me make room for you, you know. What that means. So, that's a great attitude and a I can tell you. Just like the the issue with the masks. We don't talk about it, but. There's people protesting and all that in Ohio. His wearing a mask for ten minutes. While you go to. Kroger's or whatever it is. Is it really violating your rights to do that I? It amazes me I if your life is so good that you're passionate enough that you're going to go to the State Capitol and protest the fact that you have to wear a mask. Um I mean I my life is. That good got bigger problems than that so? The hostility that you get. And I. Don't know where these conspiracies are coming from the. It's just amazing to me. There's just so much wrong, and it's so good to hear. Someone like yourself talking about how we should treat people and the etiquette that goes along with how we present ourselves and That's so important now. You mentioned Tiktok and For those that may not else, tiktok is somewhat controversial because every like everything else. It's been politicized. But. It is a essentially a video APP and you can make fifteen second videos within the APP, or you can go up to a minute. And of course you can produce your videos and upload them if you want. TIKTOK is loaded with a lot of people doing lip synching a dancing, but there's also a lot of people who. Are Doing political commentary they are. There's a lot of creators on their. WHO ARE ACTORS COMEDIANS and they're doing these little skits. Some of them are very talented. I'm I. I kind of got on I. Don't know if you know who Gary Banner Chuck is Gary V, but he was touting tick tock there for a while he's. He's one of these marketing gurus that I follow so I. Thought Alright I'll. I'll check this out and I found it interesting I. Don't know that it has really taken off, but I know it has for you you. You do these very entertaining things, and is this something that just came to you recently? Have you always tried to do stuff like that? It seems like you're in your approach. It seems like you've been doing these things forever. So no I am not pro, okay. And so. And I feel so bad because I have to tell you this. I was never going to get to. When. I also work at a school a middle school and there was some middle schoolers and they kept saying. Oh, Mr Pre. You should do a TIKTOK video with US models sites. I'M NOT GONNA. Do a tiktok video would much of cheaters like a loser and so i. Feel so bad I actually joined because I tell those kids there. I'm never getting on that I. AM fifty one years old. What do I look like getting onto todd food. That's what. And here I am on their lack of flu and so. I just don't mind. Band silly, you know. Maybe that's the only thing I can tell you yes. I wish I could tell you something more profound about my joining Tiktok but I have absolutely nothing profound nothing now. Stands like as an author. That I should have these wonderful words to site. No at Dell. I just do it with my wine and I don't always have wine I do not because. I don't need it all. But. But. Shown of videos adjust. I think they just call you. When you're like. That one's for me. Yeah, that one is for me. You know they speak to you some Conway, Oh sure. I have nothing else to say for When I decided to actually jog orange I. told my husband I, said you know what? This corona virus has taken on you. Know is just ridiculous so I'm I'm going to see if I can make? PEOPLE SMILE IN France will worried. Just irritated about their lives changing. Virus. And when it first started. I join at the end of April. And, you know everybody was bellyaching about how their lives have changed in. We were locked down on. Short and I. Wanted to turn that around a little bit. People, laugh or smile. I did not know if I was actually wanted to be able to do that. Because Jay tick, Tock is difficult. It is it is very difficult. Billet is those because you are having to make somebody else's content your own but funny. Or add some Kinda some some kind of different magic to it. In, you didn't create this it and that is something I have never done in my life. So I just a that was my commitment. And I and you and you know you get hooked. Is like Oh. We gotTA do my house. You know or let me get my work done so I can do. It's like a little treat and the midnight. It's an old show business axiom that it's all been done before. You just have to make your own. You just have to make sure. Has. It worked out as a marketing tool for you. Have you tried that yet? So I did something really interesting because I'm not really good at marketing myself I. Mean That's not what I do. I'm not a Mark Avenue. That is not what I want to soon for so but I know. I mean I. Think when you're in business. You know what you need, right? You know who? You know you have to talk to people all the time. You use what you got, so I did this one video. It was actually a sex in the city. Video and I use my book and I didn't all I wasn't trying to. Really self promote because I don't feel real comfortable doing that like toot my own horn, but I did say in the writing. This is actually my book. Short Limb people have been buying the book awesome and I didn't do it for that I just said, and I have all these books on my shell and I said. Why would I hold somebody else's down Absolute absolutely. That's that's what I did and people reached out and said well look what I ordered. Look what you know just what came in the mail? So it I guess I. Happen using it used it that way. And Ben just been out there consistently. Because met. Is the thing consistency? Appreciate If you are going to act like a fool. You own that and you do that and you're committed to the consistent. That is what we're. GonNa see where we see you. because. We don't have enough of that today now. I mean there are people showing up, but you don't know how to show up every day. You know what I mean. You don't know what you're GONNA get. You know you're going to see them that. You now know we're kind of behavior. So yeah, yes, so so I think that is one thing that has worked well for my business. Awesome. That's fantastic that really I I can't speak highly enough about your videos, and while we're on the subject while we're on the subject where competes and find you on Tiktok and all the other places, your online your website and all this other stuff. So on top it is. Toni T. O. N. I. Dupre D. U. P. R.. E. E. Fifty one. That's on Tock and My website is Duprey Academy Dot Com. So my last name, p., R. E. E. ACADEMY DOT COM. and. facebook burke is Tony do pre. And on instagram. They can find me at etiquette eighty ND style. Awesome. That sounded consuming and then. was going to say about the book. The book with the exact title is who who's fork. Is it anyway and author? Is You have yourself? Let's I presume. Is Tony Debris as author? can people that online where can is just Amazon or So, they can find it online on. Re launched. WHO's Farkas Anyway and I know the relaunches on Barnes and noble website so my? Excuse me. My mother books straight up from the tea. Cup is actually in the store, Barnes and noble, and of course is on Amazon and Bars Noble. Did you can find it a on on any. It's online. A leave you with this final word to anybody who who happens to be listening. What positive message or word of inspiration would you like to leave with others today? I am going to lead my quote, which is improving me as value to the way I see. That's awesome that is that's really a good one. That's my business. Motto also improved them me as value to the way I see you. This has been a very charming interview and. I want to thank you very much for coming on. And we have been speaking to Tony. Do Pre and again. She is the founder and president of Etiquette and style I do pre. She just mentioned a whole bunch of places that you can find her online. She's definitely worth a a good search finder on Tiktok. There's some really. Really toe-tapping fun videos on there that you've done you, you know you you. You come across very well video. I'm not necessarily. Orient I've always tease people. I got a face for radio. That's the other it is. But you very fantastic. I'm telling you. You can lift anybody's move a wonderful. Thank you much Tony for being here. Thank you! Thank you for having me absolutely just to tell the audience again. Billy Dis. You can find the billy podcasts pretty much anywhere. PODCASTS are found apple podcast spotify radio on down the line, and you can find me on twitter, and you can tweet me at billy. Dis. You just have to be nice. You don't have to agree. 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Now, no guest today We've had a couple of very interesting interviews and I want to tell you about those very briefly here in just a moment in the meantime I do WanNa shoutout to just a couple of things. First of all the people that take part in Potter Noth- family on twitter, and if you don't know what that is, it's a Hashtag of powder family. And that's where a lot of podcasters and a lot of podcast. Kind? Of Share Different genres, different pod podcasts, different episodes, and it's just a great place to hang out if you're on twitter and you're a fan of podcasts, do check out the podcast family also won a shout out to the fine people. At each press short house books, and of course, that's humor outcasts dot com e place. To take a humor break, do check them out humor. Dot Com I enjoy. Sometimes, these episodes where I just get a chance to talk to the audience. There's a lot of times. There are a little bit more relaxed and I can share some insights and if you have any questions or comments now you can tweet me anytime you like. Really is defined on twitter at Billy Dis you just have to be nice you don't have to. Just be nice couple of our past episodes on interview with Tony. Do Pre and here again on any of the platforms that I mentioned, you can check out any of our past episodes. She is an etiquette style and manners guru and I gotTa Tell Ya and today's divide in society and the hostility that's out there. She has a great attitude about how to deal with people. I would strongly recommend checking out that episode and prior to that Comedian Christine Hall. Also, in our list, she is a comedian she's on twitter. We actually end up talking about twitter quite a bit on that episode. So do check those out and those both of those episodes still getting plenty of listens and I'm very, very happy about that. As I mentioned spotify interesting things happening with spotify and we are on spotify as I mentioned would have to say that. As a whole, most of our listens come from apple podcasts spotify and I noticed the spotify listens growing. And an indication to me that spotify as a podcasting platform. is on the rise and it's it's because they've invested a lot. Recently has of the time that were in production with today's episode. spotify has roughly three hundred million. Active users and one of the things that. was highly publicized in the last few months was the Joe Rogan deal. Now, if your podcast fan, you probably know who Joe Rogan is he has his podcast called the Joe Rogan experience. Right well. That's cool. I should probably call the the. PODCAST THE BILLY DIS experience. Now, that would give him a run for his money, right? But anyway. Multi multi multimillion dollar deal with Joe Rogan now. That's significant because it's telling me. And it's probably telling everyone that podcasting has arrived. The days of being just a little niche market for for small craters. Those days are of passing and that's a good thing and it's a bad thing. We're GONNA. Talk a little bit about that. and. The other thing that spotify is doing is they're bringing in video to podcasting and not that it hasn't been before. But Joe was on another platform let's say for video and now spotify is picking up his deal with spotify his spotify exclusive. Okay. Recently Mesh Shell Obama also. She didn't get too creative with her podcast either and I'm wanting to talk. Her by guess gold, the Michelle Obama, podcast? Abilities by. Guess. Oh. Creatively. We're kind of all right? Well, that is. This is all part of this Joe Rogan and Michelle Obama. Part of other requisitions that spotify has done they picked up the ringer network, which is bill. Simmons. Off It, and that's primarily sports and entertainment. And that was already a pretty viable venture and spotify has that up and also Kim Kardashian West I'm not exactly sure what what her guest is called but. Suffice it to say it wouldn't be hard to find right. Now he here's here's kind of where I want to start with this. PODCASTING THE LEGEND HAS IT The podcasting term has come from the IPOD. And Broadcasting Okay was kind of combined and the legend has it that this was coined by the Guardian and BBC journalist by the name of Ben Hammersley. and. This goes way back to two thousand and four now that was. That was before I was involved with podcasting in terms of how it's called now or how it's referred to. But podcasting has been around a long time and I would have to say here again, it was kind of a niche thing until about two thousand and twelve, and there was a couple of things that. Really set, podcasting off and two, thousand twelve. Of which was presidents or giving interviews to podcast and the true crime genre was was really starting to come along. There were some stories about some investigations and people's personal stories that really took root. And from two thousand, twelve on the medium has pretty much done nothing but grow. And that's kind of interesting. My. Connection with podcasting is I always been A long time audio person. And that's where I'm going to start with what's happening with podcasting now. For me audio is an art form. The WAY YOU INTERACT With a professional microphone. It's you know we are basically vocal creatures. Okay and. If you can express yourself if you can tell a story if you can master masterfully. Give. Your opinion in a way. That's very passionate. Audio your voice goes from your mouth to the microphone travels and injured two and goes right into someone's ear. That's a very type of what I would call communication intimacy. and. With video, the microphones a little farther away the cameras a little farther away in the sound has to travel but. With with radio and with podcasting the way that I, kind of started with it that that powerful voice and I don't necessarily mean you have to have a great voice but you have to have a way of expressing yourself that can't rely on expressions can't rely on hand gestures. It can't rely on video and Pie Charts and graphics and A gleaming smile can't rely on any of those things. It has to rely on the spoken word and to me. That is an art form. And celebrities now. are coming into that art form and it's changing. Because not everybody that's coming into it right now approaches it that way. Now that's not necessarily a bad thing. But a lot of these celebrities for example, are basically repurposing the audio from their television shows. They might have a commentary show on television and they're simply repurposing audio and putting it into a podcast now. repurposing. Something like that. I? mean. It's a good idea. It certainly can reach a lot of people who may be too busy to watch your television show and they can listen to it while they're onto on their way to work or what have you, but is that really The way he talked about it earlier is that really exploring the art form of voice it may or may not be but that's what's happening. And with the infiltration of celebrities, which is Great. You have a big audience. Now 'cause celebrities bring in people who may not have considered podcast before. So with a bigger audience comes what more creators. So you have a lot of people now I've noticed that are coming over from different mediums from the blogosphere from the blogosphere and all these other places and they're repurposing their content. Into podcast form. I like a big marketplace. I don't WanNa be a part of a medium that's dying. But by the same token, there's all these different styles of podcasting now. And what was a podcast five years ago may or may not? Be considered in exactly the same way now. So. You know this is all a good thing. Like. I said celebrities coming in and. People. repurposing their content, it adds to a big marketplace. And I'm happy about that. Even with my own show, I have noticed that we're doing a little bit more video now. We have the bill podcast on Youtube and please check it out subscribe I'm new to that. So I don't have a big audience on Youtube but I have noticed that there's no getting around the fact that Youtube is the biggest the second biggest search engine for information. So. If I'm doing a podcast about XYZ. And people are searching for information about XYZ on Youtube. That I, want to find the content that I have created even though it's in the form of a podcast. Now, a lot of times podcasters will simply put the audio of their podcast with maybe a simple graphic or something like that on Youtube, and that's fine. I have been trying as much as possible to include some video either of me talking on the microphone maybe a picture of the guest. Recently with Tony Debris. We used zoom okay and that worked well although I'm not a big fan of zoom and skype and those things they're designed for end users. They're not really designed production tools. So I'm exploring that actually signed up with a Beta program with another company to do not only high fidelity sound. But also high definition video for remote. Interviews. So that's something I'm working on and. What's happening though with audio content? That would be my my my concern. With some of my episodes. I've noticed that I've started to lean towards video production away from the audio and I don't want that to happen too much. You know it's in my opinion what I WANNA do I wanNA create a podcasting platform? With video that will accent the audio program now in naturally there's GonNa be some episodes that just by their very nature. are going to be better suited for video. Okay. But that doesn't mean that I I wanted to get to the point where there's visual things going on that. If you listen to the audio program you're going to miss. My kind of gauge is again, the video is great and even for something that's very visual somebody's depending something that's very visual. I still wanted the rule of thumb to be if it was audio only, and if the only person who the only people who were listening to it were listening on audio, only platforms would still be getting. The value out of the PODCAST. That's that's kind of my. That's kind of my rule of thumb is if we're GONNA do a video oriented episode, it has to stand alone without any. Sacrifices as an audio program. That's kind of where. That's kind of where I'm going. I believe that the behind the scenes. is another great option. Okay. A Lot of times people just wonder what you look like or what a guess looks like and that's fine. That's that's the purpose that that's the perfect reason to supplement what you're doing as a podcast with video. But at what point in and you can tweet me on this if you like billy dis on twitter. At what point does what we consider to be audio content When is it? No longer audio content when is it not a podcast? So much anymore it's just the the audio that's been stripped off of a video. And see for me there has to be that audio element. There has to be that high fidelity sound there has to be I really strive to have a guest myself. I really work hard with the engineering so that the voice sounds like it's coming right out of the speaker, not like it's in the back somewhere coming down the hall and around the corner. Then out the speaker I, I really liked voice just pop right out and that's kind of my radio background, my audio file background. That's kind of where. That's kind of where I. that's kind of where I am. So what I would tell podcast fans. And what I would say to podcast creators is don't lose that focus don't lose that emphasis on your ability to speak. And don't lose sight of the fact that a lot of podcast listeners they may be accessing video, but the are still. On the Treadmill, they are still doing whatever doing the dishes and they're listening. To audio and this also folds into the prominence of voice that would be something. That I would be very cautious not to lose sight of it's great that video is rising that it's becoming tool to use with podcasting. But voice is big and here's what I mean about voice with all that's going on with interactive audio now. You know the days of having to search something by typing it in those days are gone. Okay. You can ask. What's this or what's that and a speaker will come unto life and give you the answers that you are searching for. You can even buy products that way. So there's interactive audio now and people's homes, they're streaming devices in people's homes that sound actually. Fantastic. and. That's all the more reason that we should make podcasts sound as good as possible. They should some better than television programs they should sound I I really strive to make my my podcast sound like radio were the programs i. mean that's kind of. A kind of would hearken to the old days when. You know there was those those voices that came across and told you about your favorite songs told you about the news and? told stories and that's what podcasting has done. It's given new life to voice and especially now in this interactive age with her so many streaming devices in the car and in the home. My I'm really passionate about this don't. Don't lose. Focus. On audio don't lose focus on how good your podcast should sound. And things you're doing with transcriptions and blogging and the video and all that should accede a should accent. The, podcast itself at least that's what we're doing here. That's what we're doing here at the abilities podcast is all these other things should be accenting really great audio content. And I really hope that I am doing that for you. I really hope that I am keeping audio and these spoken word. As an art form that's really that's really what I hope doing. Tweet me if you like and Billy Dis on twitter, you can also find the Billie Dis podcast on facebook. We have a facebook page had admittedly for whatever reason. I. Haven't done a whole lot with facebook, but that's starting to change now. We have a fully. Filled out. FACEBOOK page and it's a work in progress do check it out and as I mentioned. A very. Young Youtube Channel Abilities. PODCAST is on Youtube. We have a lot of our podcast on there obviously, but we also have some support contents, mother videos, and some other things behind the scenes stuff as I mentioned. So all that stuff is there do check us out I'm Billy D. and kind of a short sweet podcast episode this week. But that's okay I really enjoy talking directly to my audience because because that's really what it's all about. And we have been growing here. The listens are going up. And I'm just thrilled and I am so grateful for our audience and that's why there's the podcast is free and I've. Tried to keep commercials and interruptions and all those all those other things out of the way for the audience because the content and you. His what really matters? I'm, billy DIS, and until next week. Have a great week. Well hello everyone I am. From the self titled. Billy Dis by guest, you can find me on apple podcast stitcher tune in iheartradio and many more of the best podcast networks. Join me for my commentary and interviews follow me on twitter release defined at Billy Ds I am. Love to have you listening.