Friday, 28 June 2013

Travel Tips: Self Catering vs All Inclusive

Working Hard? Need a break? 

Take one!

You deserve it! 

Freelance and self employed folk are notorious for not giving themselves the time off which they need (often for understandable reasons).

If you know you have a week off, why not jump online and see what offers you can get on a week relaxing in the sun?! You never know your next trip away could be cheaper than you think. Want advice on how to get cheap trips away check out The MYOB Show Travel blogs 

Travel Tips: Cheap vs Good Value Travel


How to Bag a Bargain Holiday 

Why Travel Off Season?

Before you go you have an important choice... if you're on a budget (and you want to stick to it) do you go all inclusive or self catering. Self catering is cheaper up front but is it good value in the long run? We'll find out on today's MYOB Show.

Who's On The Show 

 Presenter: Dom O'Neill - long time broadcast industry freelancer and seasoned traveler.

 Producer: Alistair Goodier - who has a great knowledge of European and middle Eastern travel.


Why Listen?
You may not get much chance to go holiday so when you do, you want to have the best time that you can (for your budget). On The MYOB Show we know the needs of freelancers and creative people so we tailor our content to offer you what you need to know. 

To make your next holiday truly epic find out if you need a cheap as chips self catering break or a relaxing all inclusive holiday on...

The MYOB Show!



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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Can Podcasts Become a Commercial Success?


Can Podcasts and On-Demand radio shows ever make money? 

A show that makes it's creator (folk like you and me) an income is good for both the Podcaster and the audience. The generation of an income will allow a content creator to give more time and energy to perfecting a project...




 So "Can Podcasts Become a Commercial Success?" is the million (well maybe thousand) dollar question!

All the info, hints, tips and advice in today's Podcast can be used by Podcasters, bloggers, video bloggers, e-zeen writers and in fact all digital content creators!


Is there hope?

The simple answer is yes... however it's not guaranteed!
However there are some simple steps which you can take  on the road to monetizing your Podcast. It may not make you a million overnight, but it can be done!


Who's On The Show?

MA student and MYOB Show Producer Alistair Goodier racks the brain of Richard Berry, a senior lecturer in radio at the University of Sunderland (UK) and a specialist on Podcasts and online radio.

Why Listen?

MYOB Show has shown us how to make great Podcasts and get them out there, but now it’s time to try and make something from them. From the industry standards such as advertising and sponsorship to more outlandish methods like member ownership, Alistair and Richard explore them all.

 
Take note

It’s not just a question of filling your podcast and content with commercials. Richard shows us how quality content and targeting our audience are a vital foundation for our commercial Podcast. After all, what’s the use in commercials if there is no one listening to hear them!


To find out what you can do to make your Podcast commercially successful - listen to this week’s MYOB Show.

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What is the MYOB Show?

MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! We are the most honest and realistic show dedicated to giving you all the info you need to kick start your career in the arts, media and creative industries. The show is full of useful tips, discussions and information to help folk like yourself adjust to life after the 9-5.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Do You Want Global Creative Success?

In 2009 a “survey for Pact reveals that sales of TV hits earned a record £1.34bn for the UK economy” – that’s according to The Guardian on  Monday 4 October 2010. 


What Recession?

Even in the middle of the worst recession for 50 years, exporting of intellectual property and creative ideas was big business (and that £1.3bn was just from TV shows – not to mention all the other creative folk doing business abroad).

Why Listen to the show?

 On today’s MYOB Show we discover what you need to know to start yourself on the long but exciting journey to global success. 

Whether you want to do business abroad for the short term (e.g. photo shots, film reccies or research trips). Or if your in it for the long run - expanding your creative business into a new country. On The MYOB Show we are here to help you lay the foundations of your own success and discover the first steps on the road to succeeding in creative business abroad.

Want to Join The Global Digital Revolution? Find out what you need to know before you go…

Only on The MYOB Show!





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Who’s On The Show


 Presenter: Dom O’Neill - Dom O'Neill - Dom has 10 years experience in the broadcast industries travelling all over the UK. Plus he has travelled extensively throughout Europe while also visiting Africa, North America and Australia.

Producer: Alistair Goodier - Alistair has a great knowledge of European and middle Eastern travel.

Guest 1: Richard Sice – Director, Going Global Skills – Richard and his company have more than 20 years’ experience working with businesses and organisations in both the Public and Private Sectors. In order to be competitive Richard has worked with business people to help them expand their business globally both at a strategic and operational level in: international communications, branding and     marketing. So we know he’s the man to talk to!


Guest 2:  Ed O’Neill from English in Newcastle - A man with extensive travel and language knowledge who has traveled the world and even found time to live in France, Poland and Russia for extended periods of time.

Find out how to start off on the road to world wide creative business success... 

Listen to The MYOB Show!



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If you want to know more about doing business abroad check out our travel blogs and On-Demand shows including - Following Your Dream AbroadLiving The Dream in a Second Language and
 How to: Low Stress Travel

Take care,

Dom O'Neill

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 What is the MYOB Show? 
 
MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! We are the most honest and realistic show dedicated to giving you all the info you need to kick start your career in the arts, media and creative industries. MYOB Show is on the radio & online as an on-demand radio programme. The show is full of useful tips, discussions and information to help folk like yourself adjust to life after the 9-5.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Following Your Dream Abroad

“Two million people of working age have left Britain over the last decade ... Around 149,000 British citizens emigrated last year” – The Telegraph Jan 22, 2013.

Long days in the sun - Is this the reality of living abroad?


With the constant news of austerity, recession and bad weather on the way it is very tempting to think that the grass will always be greener on the other side.

Today we follow on from last weeks show Living the Dream in a 2nd Language and delve into more deal about the other issues faced by creative ex-pats abroad.

If you’ve ever been tempted to try living the dream abroad we look into what research you need to do and the questions you need to be asking before you go.

Listen to the MYOB Show!




Who’s On the Show?


Presenter:



Dom O'Neill - Dom has 10 years experience in the broadcast industries traveling all over the UK. Plus he has traveled extensively throughout Europe while also visiting, Africa, North America and Australia.

Guest:




Joining us via Skype is author of the book Beset Lee Bullen. Lee is a writer, dad and long serving ex-pat living far away from the UK on the beautiful but remote Spanish island of Tenerife


What we asked?

 - Why did you leave the place you called home and settle abroad?
- Would you have considered living in a non-EU country?
- How often to you travel (for work or play) back to the UK?
- Is the grass greener on the other side? (Is life easier in a sunnier country? Many people have the romantic notion that it is)
- Has the digital age made living abroad easier for the ex-pat community?
- What should others (thinking about relocating abroad) be researching before they take the plunge?




Why you should Listen?

We all need a change of scene from time to time - for a some of us following your heart and living the dream abroad is the right option. 

However is the ex-pat life the life for you? Will the grass be greener on the other side? Find out what you need to know before you go…

Only on this weeks MYOB Show!




Still not sure? Why not try before you buy Take a gap year or extended tour of the place you may call home.

Check out our blogs to give you a helping hand...

How to: Low Stress Travel
Watch Out for Wet Seasons
and
How to Bargain Bargain Holiday

I hope they help,

Take care,

Dom O'Neill

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

How to: Get the Right Guest

Do you love to Podcast, video blog or create radio shows? Have you considered sharing your stage with guests? 



Why share with a guest?

- From providing a second voice for your audience to listen to
- To bringing up interesting stories and facts
- From conflict via a counter opinions
- To a second voice strengthening your message…


The right guests can offer you, your content and your audience so much and for relatively little effort and cost in return

You don’t need years of broadcast experience or thousands of pounds worth of equipment to create great Podcasts, video blogs or radio shows. On today’s MYOB Show (using language and technology which everyone can use) we find out the best ways to create your own guest driven talk shows.

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Who’s On the Show?

A face to the name: Dom O'Neill
Presenter: Dom O'Neill - Who is a Master of Arts in Radio Production (& Management) and has a BA (Hon) Degree in Media Production. Dom also has 10 years experience in the broadcast industries in the UK.

Producer: Alistair Goodier – Currently studying a Masters Degree in Radio Production (& Management) at the University of Sunderland.

Your Option at a Glance:

Option 1: Studio

3 benefits of guests in a studio

1. You can gauge how your guests are feeling via their non-verbal communicators.


2. Free flowing discussions (with multiple guests) are easier.


3. (If the studio is set up correctly) The sound quality will be excellent.



Option 2: Go online

3 benefits of guests on Skype or Google+ Hangouts

1. You can include guest on your show from all over the world which would not make it to your local studio.


2. Busy and important people can appear on your show from the comfort of their office or home with out taking too much time out of their day.


3. You don’t need to spend a fortune on a professional multiple microphone (radio style) studio.

And that’s just the start… Both options have benefits and problems!


On today’s MYOB Show we discover how you can overcome problems and maximise the technology to get the best results for you, your show, your guests and your listeners.

Want to create enjoyable, informative and memorable shows in which quality content can thrive? Find out the tricks of the trade (which will allow your content to shine above the crowd)...


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Want to know more about online broadcasting? Check out the blogs such as How to: Upload & Distribute a Podcast, How to Monetize Your Blog,What is web streaming? and How to Create Awesome Interview Content.

We hope they help.

Dom O'Neill

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Monday, 17 June 2013

The First Step to Creative Success

Should working in the media, arts and creative sector be a fun and enjoyable experience?

We think so... however we hear time after time about horror stories of creative folk who have found themselves working for tyrants, dictators and bullies.

On set of the short film Toil © tUKe Productions Europe

On today's show we discover the simple truth that making your team feel valued is the biggest step on the road to creative success.

Find out how to be a great creative leader…

Listen to The MYOB Show!


Today's show is being told from the point of view of a successful low budget film producer however host of the advice in today's show can be replicated across the creative industry.

 © tUKe Productions Europe
  We at MYOB understand the need to take the business side of creativity seriously because if the money stops no-one gets paid. However if working in the creative industries becomes neither fun nor interesting then what is the point! We can all be bored and under valued in the corporate word - where we would be working less hard and have a greater job security.

We believe every creative person worth their salt wants to do the best job they can at all times. It's up to those of us who manage such people to inspire them to do the best they can. 

Want to know how to get the most out of the creatives you work with? Want to know how to inspire your experienced crew and excited volunteers?

Then listen to The MYOB Show!




Who's on the show?

Presenter: Dom O'Neill - Who is a Master of Arts in Radio Production (& Management) and has a BA (Hon) Degree in Media Production. Dom also has 10 years experience in the broadcast industries in the UK.

Guest: Steven Woods – “I am ACT 2 CAM's Producer. I have worked as an actor and director for 20 years. I graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 1999 and have extensive experience training young actors.”

What is ACT 2 CAM?

“We run courses designed and delivered by education experts, observing contemporary Teaching and Learning guidelines. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in education, in both the state and private sector. We teach the skills necessary for you to find work in film and television, acting or film making.”  - http://www.act2cam.com

Want to know more success in digital media?


We hope they help.

Dom O'Neill
 

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Friday, 14 June 2013

Travel with a Group vs Your Own Steam

On today's MYOB Show we ask the question if you want to take some time out and travel the world, should you book to travel with an organised group or travel under your own steam?

To find out what's best for you...

listen to today's MYOB Show!



Should you take to the road yourself...
Or jump on an organized coach tour?
Should you see the well known sites?

Or use the road less traveled
Follow the crowd?
Or find your own private spot



At the end of the day only you can decide what is right. 

If your not sure what you want out of a gap year, a break from work or an extended holiday? On today's MYOB Show we find out what you need to consider when planing your grand tour.

Who's on the show?
 
Presenter: Dom O'Neill - long time broadcast industry freelancer and traveler.

 Producer: Alistair Goodier - who has a great knowledge of European and middle Eastern travel.

Guest: Ed O'Neill - A man with extensive travel and language knowledge who has traveled the world and even found time to live in France, Poland and Russia for extended periods of time.


Traveling should be remembered for all the right reasons so on today's show we give you all the info you need to make your big trip truly epic.

Listen to The MYOB Show!


The MYOB Show is sponsored by
English In Newcastle

Take care,

Dom O'Neill 


What is the MYOB Show?

MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! On the radio & online. We are the one stop shop for those who are self employed or freelance in the arts, media and creative industries. 

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

How to: Create Awesome Interview Content

Love to Podcast, present radio shows, video blogs and other online content? Want to get the most out of your interviews? On today’s MYOB Show we discuss our top 6 tips for creating awesome interview content. 

Photo © Dom O'Neill
In a world where quality content is king - if your chat isn't up to scratch no tech can save you!



Want to know more?
Listen to this weeks MYOB Show!



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Who's on the show?


Presenter: Dom O'Neill - Who is a Master of Arts in Radio Production (& Management) and has a BA (Hon) Degree in Media Production. Dom also has 10 years experience in the broadcast industries in the UK.

Producer: Alistair Goodier - Currently studding for a Masters Degree in Radio Production (& Management).

The 6 Tips at a glance:

1. Introduce yourself.

2. Introduce your guests.

3. The headline.

4. Have Questions ready.

5. However "go with the flow" if the flow is sounding good.

6. End by summing up the interview & thank your guest.

Want more details on how to get the most out of your interviews and our guide to creating quality audio content…
Listen to this weeks MYOB Show!



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Now you know, give them a try and let me know how you get on.

If you still want to know more about online broadcasting check out our technology blogs and Podcasts...




Take care,

Dom O’Neill

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Living the Dream in a Second Language

When it's grey outside and there's stories of continued austerity on the news it's very tempting to come to the decision that life would be better in elsewhere in the world.

For many of us a move abroad will often mean a change of language. 
A face to the name: Dom O'Neill - In a sunnier place

On today's MYOB Show we find out the realities of living the dream  in a second language.

To help me find out what it's really like, we turn to Skype and speak to Molly Sears who left the UK for a life in Spain.

Are you tempted to make a move?


Want to know what you need to consider when moving abroad to a non-English speaking country?...

Listen to The MYOB Show!


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Who is Molly?
A Face to the name: Molly Sears-Piccavey

 "Molly Sears-Piccavey is originally from D.H Lawrence country, Nottinghamshire but has lived in Spain since 1998. Initially she moved to Barcelona and was there for over eight years. Now she lives in Southern Spain in Granada. Molly speaks fluent Spanish and English as well as some French and Catalan.

Molly has a full time role in a Spanish Multinational company. In her spare time she keeps a blog updated about life in Andalusia & Spain: www.piccavey.com. You can also find Molly on twitter: @piccavey" - Molly Sears-Piccavey
 What we asked?

- Why did you leave the UK?

- Did you speak the language before you moved there?

- Has the move benefited you?

- Would you recommend moving abroad?

- Are there any tips you could offer for those who are thinking of starting a new life abroad?

Want to move to move abroad to sunnier parts or to a place with seemingly more opportunities"? If so, you need to listen to this weeks MYOB Show to find out the realities of living the dream in a second language.

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MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! On the radio & online. We are the one stop shop for those who are self employed or freelance in the arts, media and creative industries. 

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