Friday, 26 July 2013

Travel Tips: Start vs End of the Season

This week we ask the question - should you book at the start or the end of the holiday season if you are looking for the perfect bargain break?

We at The MYOB Show love to travel off season as it’s perfect for freelancers and self employed folk who don’t have to fit into rigid holiday patterns (unlike many staffers).


Why is Off Season so good?

Travel and accommodation is cheaper. Hotels and popular attractions are less busy. Temperatures will be hot but not too hot. Most of all there are some great deals to be had!

Who’s on the show?

Presenter: 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
- who has a great knowledge of European and middle Eastern travel.

Want to beat the crowds?

Why listen?

On today’s show we discover the questions you need to be asking before you book your off season holiday. We find out how to avoid bad weather blues. Plus we discover all you need to know before you go on your well earned off season break. 


Want to bag a bargain break while avoiding holiday disappointment? Want to know if you should book at the start or end of the holiday season? Then you need to listen to...

 The MYOB Show!


 
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

3 Elements to Intern Success

The three key elements to intern or work experience success... 


They are: Time, Money and Benefit. 
Don't waste time and energy doing jobs that are not worth it. If someone offers you work you need to remember the three elements...
Working for the love and experience? Make sure you don't get ripped off! Make sure you have at least two out of three of the Elements to intern success!
Element 1 - Time
Is the length of the contract worth my time? 

Element 2 - Money
Are you offered enough money to repay you for your efforts? Is the cash worth the time spent?  

Element 3 - Benefits

"Will I benefit (in a non-cash way) or learn something that will benefit me later?" 

 Why Listen?
On today's MYOB Show we will find out how you can make the elements above work for you and ensure you are not being ripped off while you are on the lower rungs of the creative career ladder.
When you start you career you need to make sure you are in as strong a position as possible if you want to succeed!
Find out how three simple elements will defuse the mine field which is working for free.
Learn what you need to know... 
On The MYOB Show! 



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Monday, 22 July 2013

How to be a Pro-Photographer

Do you dream of making a successful living in photography? If so you need to listen to today’s MYOB show! 

To help us find out how to be pro-photography success story Dom and the team are joined in the studio by photographer and all round legend Laura Pearman of Pearman Photograhy.


Who’s on the show?

Guest: Laura Pearman – Who can remember having her first camera at the age of 10. Laura has always wanted to have her own business and likes having total responsibility over her success or demise.

Presenter: Dom O’Neill
- A Master of Arts in Radio Production (& Management) and a BA (Hon) in Media Production plus 10 years experience in the broadcast industries in the UK - Dom knows how to survive and succeed in the creative freelance world. 


In today's MYOB Show we get a snapshot at the life of a pro-photographer - and we'll find out how Laura became a success in a difficult industry. Plus we discover how you could do it too! If you have the love of the subject and the time (and funds) make it happen you can be a success too.

  Find out how to make it in the exciting but competitive world of professional photography…

Only on The 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. 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, 19 July 2013

The Guide to Successful Off Season Travel

No matter who you are or what you do we all need a holiday from time to time. 
If you don’t know when you’re going to have some time off, booking last minute flights and accommodation during peak holiday periods is an expensive business!

That’s why we love to travel off season here at The MYOB Show! 
Off season travel is perfect for freelancers and self employed folk who don’t have to fit into rigid holiday patterns.

Hate a busy beach?

Why is it so good?

Plane, train and boat prices are cheaper. Accommodation is cheaper. Hotels and popular attractions are less busy. Temperatures will be hot but not too hot. There is more choice for the late booker (which is great for those of us who can only book holiday's at the last minute). Plus for those who can there are also great prices if you book early.
Sick of busy Holiday Traffic?
Who’s on the show?

Presenter: Dom O'Neill - long time freelancer and seasoned traveller who has travelled throughout Australia, North America, Africa and Europe.

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

On today’s show we discover how you know when off season will be?  Where you can find the best deals? What are the dangers of travelling off season and some top tips to ensure your off season holiday is a success!

That what’s happening on today’s MYOB Show!


Want to know more about great value travel and making the most out of your time off? Check out our travel blogs...

How to bag a bargain Holiday
Watch Out for Wet Seasons
What is a Staycation?
 
I hope they help,

Dom O'Neill

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.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Building An Audience: Podcasting

With expert help on today's show we find out how to grow your audience.

To help us discover how attract and build an audience Dom chats to two guys who have been crafting their Podcast series Read it and Weep for the past 3 years. 

Three years may not seem like much time in the non-digital world however in Podcasting terms that’s a long time. Which makes our guests Podcasting veterans.


What is the Read it and Weep Podcast?

"Read it and Weep is a good Podcast about bad books, movies, and TV.  We suffer so you don't have to!" – read-weep.com


From the early day’s when few knew of the show Alex and Chris kept working on the their Podcast. Over the years they have managed to grow the audience and the community which surrounds the show.

 
Who’s on the show?


Guest 1: Alex Falcone – “Alex is a fresh, young, moderately attractive comedian living in Portland, Oregon.” – read-weep.com

Guest 2: Chris Smith – “Chris is in charge of all reading and summarising on the show because of his freakish memory and sexy baritone.” – read-weep.com

Presenter: Dom O’Neill - Dom has 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.


Find out how our guests Alex and Chris managed to grow their audience and how you can be an online success too!
Only on The MYOB Show! 

 This show contains bad language!
 


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Want to know more about online broadcasting? Check out our blogs and shows including...

 Podcast Veterans Top Tips

Is There a Future for UK Talk Radio? 

and

How to Get the Right Guest? 

 I hope this helps,

Dom O'Neill



Monday, 15 July 2013

Living the Dream & Keeping Costs Low

Today on the show we find out how to survive on the lower rungs of the creative career ladder (when you are expected to work very hard for pennies or even for free).


The creative industries are great to be involved in but with so many interesting and creative people already in the industry it's often hard to make your mark. 

Unless you've came out the right womb you'll need to start at the bottom and work our way up. 

The fact of the matter is that the people who get to the top are often the ones who have both talent but also have played the long game and managed to stick it out through the hard times at the start. 


On today’s MYOB Show we find out how to keep cost down when you are starting out and doing your time on the lower rungs of the in the creative industry ladder.

Who’s On The Show?

Guest - Paul Dunn: Long time creative chap and founder / artistic director of Sunderland REP. A presenter and writer for Spark FM and writer for Spark Magazine. Paul also has a YouTube Channel and works at Beamish Museum as a costumed demonstrator.


Presenter - Dom O’Neill - With a Master of Arts in Radio Production (& Management) and a BA (Hon) Degree in Media Production plus 10 years experience in the broadcast industries in the UK - Dom knows how to survive and succeed in the creative freelance world.

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

We find out –

How to never pay for anything you don’t need to?
Why favors are vital!
Why a gym is more then just a place to run in the dry?
Why you should be think about second hand?
And also how to find and blag freebies!

Plus loads more top tips to help you keep your cost down and help make life easier in the early days of your creative career.

Find out what you need to now on 
The MYOB Show!


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If you want more info on working in the creative industries check out our blogs and shows...

Can Podcast's Become a Commercial Success

Writing For Love Not Money

How to: Script from Page to Stage

I hope they help!

Dom O'Neill


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Friday, 12 July 2013

How to: Great Holiday Deals

We all need a break from time to time… scratch that…. We all deserve a break from time to time! 


The key is to get the best holiday you can for the least amount of cash. To do that you need to “bag a bargain”! On today’s MYOB Show we give you the tricks of the trade to cut through the fluff and get the best deals on the internet.

Find out how to get the best bargain break on The MYOB Show!


 
Who’s On The show?

Presenter: 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 finding the time to visit North America, Africa and Australia.

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


On the show we find out –

Why research will be your best friend
Why timing is essential
How to use SPAM emails to your benefit
And what you need to avoid on your search for the top holiday deal.

Remember cheap is not always good value! Plus it’s true, early bird really will catch the worm, we’ll tell you how you can be the early bird and book the right bargain deal for you.

Only on The MYOB Show!




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Want to know other ways to get your holiday at the right price check out our travel blogs and shows!

Travel Tips: Cheap vs Good Value Travel
 

 I hope they help.

Dom O'Neill

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.
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Is There a Future for UK Talk Radio?

With many inside the radio industry pushing for the development of talk radio, are UK audiences actually ready for what it has to offer? Producer Alistair Goodier discusses this with Richard Berry, a senior lecturer in Radio and expert on all things talk radio.


Richard Berry provides MYOB Show with a true insight into the goings on in the radio industry, and explains to us why the UK has struggled with talk radio when so many others have excelled.
Find out what to expect in the coming years for UK radio, what talk radio can be like, and why we are  so different from our American colleagues across the pond.

Of course, as always it hinges around us, the listener! Richard and Alistair discuss why listeners in the UK are key to the future of talk radio, and what we can do to make it happen.
 



Want to know what to do to get ready for talk radio?
Listen to The MYOB Show! 



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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, 8 July 2013

Should you be Freelance or a LTD Company?

Creative projects going well? Need to expand your business?

Here’s the question you need to ask - should you stay as a creative freelancer / sole trader or take the plunge and set up as a limited company?

You don't need to be in a fancy corporate office block to become a limited company

Starting a Limited Company is a big decision and there’s a lot of research to do before you decide if it’s right for you.

To help you decide on The MYOBS Show today we look at the good and bad points of registering as a limited company plus we find out how difficult it is to move from being freelance to being a director of your own company.

Find all the info you need to know on today’s MYOB Show!

Who’s on the show?


Guest: Ed O’Neill – MD of English in Newcastle – a 1:1 language school in the North of England.
 

Presenter: Dom O'Neill – Long time freelancer in broadcasting and creative industries.

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




Why you should listen?

Ed shares the lessons he learned setting up his language school. These lessons are still fresh in his mind as he offers The MYOB Show a refreshingly positive and encouraging take on the subject of setting up a company.
 Thinking of expanding your creative business? setting up a limited company can make the process much easier!

Find out how and why on…

The MYOB Show!



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What is the MYOB Show? Visit us at www.myobshow.com.

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.

Friday, 5 July 2013

How to: Low Stress Plane and Train Travel

Of the 1.3 billion journeys made by rail every year there are 266 million business journeys between Britain's cities - networkrail.co.uk

 One blogger claims to know that there are 144,000 people in the air right now - Source


That’s a lot of people and a lot of potential stress! With everyone rushing about the planet it’s becoming more important than ever for us all to discover how to make travel less stressful.

Today on the show we are talking about de-stressing air and rail travel.


Making flying less stressful – is it possible?

Find out why simple things such as travelling hand luggage only, checking in online and printing out your own boarding pass can make a huge difference to your stress level while in the air.

Plus if you do need to bring hold luggage find out why you should pack 2 days worth a emergency clothing and why you need to make sure your luggage stands from the crowd.



How to make your train journey more pleasant?

We discover why kids should be banned from the quiet coach. Why it’s best to book in advance and why it’s best to check out 1st class even if you’re travelling on a budget!

Plus it’s always best to bring something to read such (as our travel blogs).

Or if reading while moving makes you sick why not try an audio book, spotify mobile or a Podcast?

Who’s on the show?

Presenter: 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.

We all need to travel for work and play and in the modern day and with petrol being at an all time high many of us are turning to mass transport (planes and trains) to get us about the country.

Don’t let journey anxiety ruin your day, find out how to limit the stress of travel on today’ MYOB Show!

The 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.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Podcast Veterans Top Tips

 How do you create a successful Podcasts series?


 Dom and guests discuss how to turn an idea into a great show which people will want to listen to? We also find out the key elements to success in finding and building your audience? How often do you need to Podcast? What can you do if you are worried "your Podcast might be rubbish"? Plus we look at the most common mistakes new Podcasters make.
This show is about Podcasting however all the advice, hints and tips could also be use for any type of online content from an ebook series, to a blog, a web video to an online radio 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 1: Alex Falcone – “Alex is a fresh, young, moderately attractive comedian living in Portland, Oregon.  In addition to hosting this fine Podcast he appeared on the IFC show Portlandia, blogs for the Portland Mercury and has performed at awesome festivals. Despite his amazing accomplishments, he remains totally down to earth and approachable” – reed-weep.com

Guest 2: Chris Smith – “Chris is in charge of all reading and summarizing on the show because of his freakish memory and sexy baritone. He is constantly saying things that are very smart but get edited out because we're a comedy podcast, not a smartedy podcast” 


What is The Read it and Weep Podcast? 

This Podcast has been running for 3 years! Which in Podcasting terms is a long time. Which makes our guests Alex and Chris veterans in the Podcasting world. From the early day’s when few knew of their show they kept working on the format over the years and have managed to grow the audience and improve it's quality.

"Read it and Weep is a good podcast about bad books, movies, and TV. Tune in every week when three comedians and their friends chew up something terrible and spit out something funny. We suffer so you don't have to!" – reed-weep.com

You can follow the show on Twitter

If you want your content to stand out above the crowd in a very busy market you need to learn the tricks of the trade and uncover the pitfalls you need to avoid – Find out what you need to know on…

The 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.