Author Tip: Create an Awesome Audio Clip for all Social Media Platforms

At the March Author U Tech Tool Box, our favorite Geek Girl member Kelly Johnson ID’d a simple and awesome tool that all who attended instantly … and I mean instantly … grasped the concept, how to use it and what they could use it for.

 

In baseball jargon, we hit a grand slam homerun.

 

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Welcome to Audioboo land. And it is that magic word: free.

 

I made 5 different boards within my new profile with a descriptor on the “May the inspiration muse be with you.” Board …  then added a little something for social media posting: All #authors need a muse and #inspiration along the #getpublished path from The Book Shepherd and #book #publishing coach …
 
image001 Here’s my voice … me reading less than 70 seconds from my newest book (it’s  free up to a 3 minute audio clip), Snappy Sassy Salty

 

 

 


 
 
 
It’s a cool, quickly learned tool.  Just how fast is it?  Within one hour … from beginning to end of hearing, playing a bit with it, setting up 5 Boards for ideas for the Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers book and then opening my mouth and reading two pages of quotes in groups of approximately 6 quotes I created for it … I created 18 audio clips from their start to finish. All in one hour.

 

 
You can easily find Audioboo with a click on the name or if you want to type it in: http://audioboo.fm . It works with your iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry 10. You can also directly speaking into your computer and record that way.
 

Audioboo is FREE
if your audio clips (or boos) are less than 3 minutes. For longer, you need to sign up for a payment plan.  You can upload unlimited numbers of boos, build your own Board playlists and share everywhere.
 

Here’s what I’m going to do with them: 
Sprinkle throughout my social media channels–Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, use in blogs to share something with my voice as well as written words …  I love sharing tips, and this is going to be a great resource for getting that across. The question is … what will you do?
 

Think …
  • Recordings for your website, blog, other social media platforms.
  • Add a little music.
  • For fiction authors, create voices for your characters.
  • Create a slew of tips to share daily, weekly, whatever.
  • For book group followers–read something from your book and toss out a question to them–then set up a chat on line.
  • Share/broadcasts events, including happenings and book signings.
  • Share any updates about your writing, new book, your business.
  • Use your imagination …

I know we are all OD’d and overwhelmed. This was a tool that I quickly saw the use, grabbed it and in my over-achiever mode, dove in instantly. And oh, my, I even wrote a blog on it. Yes it took another 30 minutes of my time … but great tips are worth getting out there. Love it!

JB_pic_2013-2 Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She is the Founder of Author U,  a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers  and a speaker at publishing conferences.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at http://togi.us/authoru. Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and TheBookShepherd on Facebook.  If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at Judith@Briles.com.

If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code 1239874444 … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen.

Judith Briles

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Author U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Ongoing education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual AuthorU Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Become a GOLD member at AuthorU.org.
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Judith Briles

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Author U at Author U
Author U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Ongoing education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps and the annual AuthorU Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre, during and post publishing of their books. Become a GOLD member at AuthorU.org.
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4 Comments on Author Tip: Create an Awesome Audio Clip for all Social Media Platforms

  1. I was so excited about Audioboo. I went into the website and signed up. Then I tried to listen to some of the recordings. I have a brand new computer with sound that works for everything else, but I couldn’t hear the words, even with my sound turned up high. So then, I went to one of the website links and listened from a website…Again, the sound is so soft you can’t hear the words. Any ideas?

    • Judith Briles says:

      Hmmm, I had no problem–as the rest of us who played with this new gadget, speaking directly into our computers without any added mic. My suggestion is that you make sure that you are close to the mic unit or get a headset with mic that you can use to amplify.

  2. People follow those status which are interesting, informative and entertaining. I am amazed to read about Audioboo which is enabling people to create audio clips and your tutorial about using this tool is pretty helpful for beginners. Its time to converts your words and imaginations in audio clips and allow more people to listen and share with others 🙂

    • Judith Briles says:

      It’s been a fun find Steph–enjoy it. Another tool for our bag of tricks! Judith

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