Monday, 25 February 2013

Podcast: Series 4 EP1 - Message

On the show this week we are living the dream & discovering your message! "Who are you and what do you do?"

Our first guest on Skype is UK TV and radio presenter Kevin Devine from the Youtube project Devine Encounters. He explains to us how the digital online world became a home for his message.

Remember: If it worked for him it can work for you too!

We also talk to Leanne Kane a freelance TV researcher / AP about how she found her message and how Leanne gets her message across to others in the UK TV industry.

Plus Paul Dunn, actor and "creative type" from Sunderland Rep joins us in the studio. Paul helps us get to grips with idea of finding your voice and place in the creative world.

In his weekly feature Producer Alister finds out about creating and a promoting your message.

While in the tech session we are investigating, spreading your message on social media, we pit Twitter against Facebook against Linked-in but which one will rule supreme?

Find out on the show!



Dom O'Neill

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Entertainment: Quotes of the week

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It's been another really busy week here at MYOB HQ as we get ready for the new series of the MYOB Show on 26th Feb 2013. However in between recording interviews and creating content for the blog our twitter handle @MYOBShow has been scouting the internet for the weeks funniest, truest and most inspiring quotes.

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,are the ones who do”

- Apple Inc

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have"

- Thomas Jefferson

“People will forget what you said & did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

- J.K. Rowling 

"In theory,there is no difference between theory & practice. But in practice,there is"

- Yogi Berra

"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."

- Pablo Picasso 

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

- Sir Winston Churchill

My quote of the week goes to the folks at Apple Inc as they have proven again and again that they clearly live by that motto. Having said that Thomas Jefferson's quote was a very close second place, as I truly believe luck can be found, if you look hand and often enough.

Take care,

Dom O'Neill

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Friday, 15 February 2013

What Do You Think? Social Media Promotion

We are starting a new section of the blog today.

We call it "what do you think?"

We are looking for your opinion on a different subject every Friday here on the the MYOB blog.

This Weeks Question:

These days everyone is on social media - it’s an amazing way to promote yourself and spread your message to loads of people for free!

That is why this week we are asking: Twitter, Facebook or Linked-in: which site helps you spread your message the best and why?

Find out what others have to say via the MYOB Show Podcast!

Which one works best for you? Leave us a comment and let us know?

Plus, check out my blogs on spreading your message via video blogging, radio and Podcasting.


Dom O’Neill

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Business: It's Your Message But Who's Listening?

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Do you have a message you want everyone to hear? Contributing to a Podcast or a radio show is a great way to get your message out.

Give it a go! Its free to do and great exposure for you and your message.

When you are a contributor on a show you need to know who you are talking to.

In 2006 The Radio Advertising Bureau suggested that there were two types of radio listener. 

1. The “habitual” peak time “wallpaper” listener.

On the whole commercial radio in the UK, US and Europe is aimed at habitual listeners. With radio programmes designed to be secondary and background.

The linear nature, lack of user control and the low-demand nature of the programming allows more concentration to be given to other task such as working or driving. Radio is a background companion and a source of low attention entertainment.

To talk to this audience you need to keep all information light, short, sharp and to the point. I
t’s always best to keep it simple as the audience may not be engaged enough to fully understand complex concepts.  

2. The “Discretional listener”.

Documentry’s, podcasts and on-demand audio are aimed at the discretional listeners. Interesting, informative and niche spoken word content is what the discretional listener wants. Digital technology allows the listener to access their favorite programmes at a time and place to suit them. A discretional listener will make a deliberate choice to tune in to a particular programme. All this means the discritional listener is more engaged in programmes and is able to understand and think about complex ideas.

When speaking to this audience quality information is king. As long as what you are saying is relevant and coherent simplicity is not a strict necessity. This audience is wanting to be entertained and informed so make sure everything you talk about is well researched, interesting an informative.

Now you know the two types of audience and how to chat to them. 

What Next?

Spread your message, make contact with a relevant Podcast or talk radio show and see if they are looking for contributors for future shows. 

What’s the harm in asking? I bet you many programmes will be looking for people just like you to be part of their show.

If you want more ideas for spreading your message check out the blogs...

8 Tips for a Great Looking Web Blog

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Let me know how you get on.

Dom O’Neill

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Entertainment: Quotes of the Week

Here are this weeks quotes of the week from @MYOBShow.

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

- Mark Twain 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

- Mae West

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"

- Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"

- Albert Einstein 

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."

- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

- Robert Frost. 

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

-  Anonymous

This weeks quote of the week has to go to Mark Twain, its short sharp and to the point. It's also shockingly simple, true and how we like to work her at MYOB Show.

Other blog subjects you may like: How to appear on Google, Spreading your message and Travel.

Take care,

Dom O'Neill 

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Friday, 8 February 2013

Business: A Week in Tweets

OMG (as the kids say)! Its been a busy week as we get ready for the new series of MYOB show! Don't worry though, we've still had time to sift through the weeks interesting, informative and entertaining business news via Twitter.

Each week on the blog we give you the best headlines and the 140 character opener of each story. If you like what you read click on the headline link and you'll be taken you to the relevant page.

UK News via @
This week we found out how much it cost to fix Mr Beans super car!
Atkinson crashed a McLaren F1.
Photo By Eliot from Las Vegas
 "Actor Rowan Atkinson has successfully claimed £910,000 to fix his smashed-up McLaren F1 supercar, it was reported today.."

US News Via :
Our second story made us think and ask, will less choice mean you pay more? 

Headline: American and US airlines to create world’s biggest air carrier

Photo by Arpingstone: American B777 in close up

 "American Airlines and US Airways are preparing a merger deal what will create the world’s biggest air carrier worth $10 billion. The merger could happen as early as next week according to CBS News."

EU News via
Story three shows that the EU can agree on an issue... eventually.
The EU flag

  "European leaders have finally agreed a budget deal for the rest of the decade after a marathon 25-and-a-half hour negotiation session in Brussels, that will lead to the first cut in EU spending in its 56-year history."
World News via :
 This is a shocking story from Mexico. 

 "Mexican mayors in the western state of Michoacan have admitted to paying off drug cartels to avoid being killed." 

Get involved!

On the blog this week we have been looking for creative freelancers and self employed folk to be guest on the new series of MYOB Show which its the airwaves on 26th February 2013. 

Are you a freelancer? 

Have you successfully created your message? 

 Have you worked out how to make creative imagery pay your bills? 

If so and you would like to share your success get in touch and be a guest on our show. 

Keep up to date with the best freelance advice, spare time ideas and travel tips from some of the world top bloggers and photographers via the MYOB Show Likes page

And finally a story via
Our last story begs the question: Art is all very well, but does it all need to be on display?
 "The residents of a Japanese town have asked for a replica of Michelangelo's David to be fitted with underpants.
Now you‘re up to date you can keep yourself in the loop all week long via our Twitter feed @MYOBShow.

Take care,

Dom O’Neill

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Be Our Guest: MYOB: Down to Business - “Image”

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Are you creative?

Are you making a living doing what you love? 

Want to help others to live their dream?

Photo by Michael Warren

 Why not join us on the show

MYOB Show's team are chatting about living the dream via creative imagery. From photography to graphic design they want to find out how do you make it pay the bills?

Plus in the tech section the team are reviewing cloud storage: ‘vs’ Dropbox  ‘vs’ Skydrive.

Got an opinion? Want to be a guest on the show? If you have an opinion and a good story we'd love to have you on the show either in the studio, on the phone or via Skype.

To get involved contact us via the email: [email protected] or DM us via @myobshow on Twitter.

Many thanks,

Dom O'Neill

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Entertainment: Quotes of the Week

Need some inspiration? On the @MYOBShow Twitter feed this week we have had some top motivational and inspirational quotes to keep you entertained and amused this week. If you missed them here they are...

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe”
- Albert Einstein

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake"
- G.Tartakowe

“Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
- Bernard M. Baruch

"The cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt"
- B. Russell

That your run down of the top quotes floating around the Twittersphere this week. I have to say Oscar Wilde has my quote of the week. However Mr Mahatma Gandhi's quote is probably the most inspirational and was retweeted the most by others on Twitter.

Which one is your quote of the week? Let me know.

Take care,

Dom O'Neill

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Monday 25.03.2013.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Be Our Guest: MYOB: Down to Business – “Message

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Are you your own boss?

Are you living the dream?

Do you want to help others live their dreams too?

The all new MYOB Show is back! 

Presenter Dom O'Neill, producer Alistair and guests discuss the creation of your message and selling the sizzle.

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Plus, the team find out the best ways to get your message out for free as they review social media: Twitter ‘vs’ Facebook ‘vs’ Linked-in.

Got an opinion? Want to be on the show?

We can chat to guests in our studio, on the phone or via Skype so no matter where you're from if you have an opinion and a great story we can get you on the air.

Let us know what you have to say via the email [email protected] or DM us on Twitter via @MYOBShow

Take care,

Dom O'Neill 

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