Ten Self-Empowerment Podcasts Join Personal Life Media Network

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New Concept Shows Launching Alongside Famous Podcasters Moving to PLM

Personal Life Media™, Inc. (PLM) a publisher of lifestyle podcasts and blogs for people on the leading edge of culture, announces that ten shows have debuted on or joined the self-empowerment podcast network bringing the total to 35 weekly audio shows and one daily vidcast along with their companion blogs.

Momentum and Mojo
Since launch 18 months ago, PLM has continued to grow key performance indicators. In addition to more than doubling the content offering since launch, web traffic has increased 128% for the year. (Compete.com) 1,000 episodes have been produced with nearly 600 guests resulting in more than six million downloads. The free multi-show podcast player widget launched September 2008 received nearly 500,000 page views in its first month and is utilized by myriad podcasters on and off the PLM network.

Moreover, Personal Life Media shows are popular. Four are now finalists in the Podcast Awards. Further underscoring PLM's momentum, the company has been added as a Featured Provider on the Podcast home page in iTunes alongside such powerful media brands as Discovery Networks, CNN, NPR and The New York Times. Find All Personal Life Media Shows in iTunes.

Podcasts Educate & Inspire
The content of the new shows range from hobby-related digital photography, literature and genealogy to conversations about lifestyle design and holistic health to indie music discovery. There is also a motivational show for sales professionals in the business empowerment category.

Digital Photography Life - Make Every Shot Count : Digital Camera Reviews and Tutorials
Scott and Michael discuss what is new in the world of digital photography, including coverage of the latest digital cameras, digital photography accessories and software. Digital Photography Life features interviews with leading photographers, instructors and innovators in the field of digital photography, and in-depth talks with the digital camera technology companies like Canon, Nikon and Adobe.

Camera Dojo: Digital Photography Enthusiasts
Camera Dojo is home to a wealth of information about digital SLR photography with tutorials, product reviews, and tips to help you get the best pictures possible. Augment the learning you get in digital photography magazines or classes in this fun, conversational show. Learn about new digital photography software as well as hardware and maximize your photography budget.

TheDivaCast: Encouragement, Work Life Balance, Girl Talk, Women's Issues
The Divas are five strong-willed and accomplished women who intentionally set out to form a group of honest friends who support, encourage, and empower each other to reach higher, keep growing, and have fun. This life we all live can get overwhelming and true girlfriends help fill in the gap where husbands and family simply can't. Come along and listen to the many relevant topics we explore. Join us, Diva Sistas and . . . Viva la Diva!

Music For Midnight: Downtempo, TripHop, Ambient, Lounge, Chill and Independent Electronica
Discover a sophisticated blend of podsafe music where genre dissolves into calm and mood is everything.. Indie music is perfect for late-night listening. The sultry vocals and blissful beats of Downtempo Electronica. Darkly cinematic ambient soundscapes. The smoky urban sound of NuJazz. The melancholy lyrics of alt-country singer-songwriters. The crystalline precision of modern-classical.

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy
Do you yearn to learn more about your family history, but just don't know where to start? Have you started, but need a genealogy research boost? In each weekly 30 minute show host Lisa Louise Cooke will guide you through the genealogy search process in this easy to follow and entertaining podcast. The world of family history is open to everyone, and climbing your family tree has never been easier, or more rewarding! Learn how to use family tree software, locate genealogy records through online searches, create a family tree chart, and get tips on free genealogy resources.

Life Zero: Adventures in Zen and Lifestyle Design
Life Zero is a collection of thoughts about lifestyle design, technology, Apple products and just about everything else. We discuss the modern world and its relationship to the key concepts of Zen (and Buddhism). We try to balance the sometimes vague and complex ways of Buddhism with the reality of living as a productive member of a modern society. Much like other Buddhists, we believe it is important to look for guidelines in others and the world, which allow us to find joy and the path we should be on in our own lives.

Sales Magic: Motivations, Meditations and Visualizations to Kick Your Assets Into Action!
Learn how to be a success…a SALES SUCCESS! Through John's peak performance coaching, Hypnosis and NLP mastery, you'll learn his Five-Step selling process to develop the mental habits and performance strategies utilized by highly successful sales experts! This dynamic podcast is specifically designed to help you focus your mind, maximize your influential capabilities, and overcome fears and challenges that hold other sales professionals back.

Words to Mouth: Women's Novels & Non-Fiction, Author Interviews and Book Reviews
In this author interview talk show, readers meet authors beyond the printed page…and win free books. Come discover new and seasoned authors and the books they write. Carrie scours the literary market and keeps a pulse on new book releases for you. Hear about the latest must-read novels and nonfiction with authors you'd love to meet. She goes beyond the book subject, not only pulling plot and inspiration, but delving deeper into what makes the author tick.http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/435-dearzanny [Dear Zanny: Relationship Advice from a Family Therapist

Suzanne Maiden M.A. is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist. She hosts Dear Zanny, a relationship advice podcast. Suzanne says a resounding "YES" to the universe. Her high-energy and vivaciousness brought her through experiences some only dare to imagine. Zanny answers listeners' relationship questions as they come in. If you have a relationship problem you want help with, ask Zanny.

Modern Immortal: Unleash Your Vitality, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Health, Wellness and Longevity
Want to live more fully? Join Marco Lam, the Founder and Director of the Mandala Clinic of Integrative Medicine, as we discuss everything from traditional healing modalities to the latest in modern medicine. We define immortality as being on top of your world, mentally, physically, and spiritually. This is not just surviving, but thriving with an embodied consciousness. This is an audio tonic for the mind, giving people the knowledge to strengthen themselves in the modern world in the face of new challenges

From Where Are All These Podcasts Coming?
Camera Dojo, Life Zero and Music for Midnight were solo podcasters who found value in partnering with PLM. TheDivaCast, Dear Zanny, Modern Immortal and Words to Mouth joined PLM from other networks. Digital Photography Life and Family History are new offerings from established podcasters with successful shows who chose to launch under the imprimatur of Personal Life Media. And Sales Magic is a new concept show that offers motivational visualizations and has been co-created by Susan Bratton, co-founder with John James Santangelo, a leading NLP master practitioner and life coach with an expertise in sales motivation and training.

Making Money with Podcasts
PLM has scaled out a podcasting platform to enable established shows to easily join the network. In addition to increasing podcast audience growth through optimization, PLM manages sponsorship sales for podcasters. Using VoloMedia's (Volomedia.com) dynamic ad serving, the network monetizes downloadable media with pre-, mid- and post-roll audio and video ads, advertorials, host endorsements and product integration into their network of shows, packaging audiences by demographics and contextually relevant subject matter in line with the Association for Downloadable Media's Ad Standards and Audience Measurement Guidelines.

Podcasters Perspectives
"Once Susan and Tim Bratton optimized my podcast on their network, it simply caught fire," says Austin Beeman, Host of Music for Midnight, "I climbed to #41 in the iTunes Top 100 within two short weeks of moving my show to Personal Life Media."

"We moved TheDivaCast to Personal Life Media because the podcast advertising campaigns and sponsorships PLM is already bringing us reflect the quality of our very popular show," says Robin Maiden, producer of TheDivaCast."

"Michael and I could have launched a new photography show on any network based on the sheer success of our first endeavor, The Digital Photography Show, but we chose PLM because of their combination of technical savvy, amazing creativity, business connections and commitment to our success, says Scott Sherman, Host of "Digital Photography Life."

"After successfully establishing myself in the genealogy hobby niche, I knew I wanted to reach out to a broader audience and introduce them to the joy of discovering their family history. Personal Life Media offers one-stop shopping for the savvy adult looking for top quality, innovative programming. It's where my show belongs," says Lisa Louise Cooke host of "Family History: Genealogy Made Easy."

About Personal Life Media
Personal Life Media (PersonalLifeMedia.com) is a multimedia lifestyle brand providing entertaining and authentic personal content to socially conscious adults, and is the first podcast and blog advertising network for advertisers to reach the "cultural creatives" market segment. Expert hosts deliver motivational programs, talk shows, reality-audio, interviews, advanced techniques and guided exercises in blogs, web audio, video and podcasting formats.

The network offers 35 free weekly about happiness, relationships, family, sensuality, life purpose, wealth creation and wellness. Additional areas of interest include the men's movement, women's issues, hobbies, book reviews, life coaching, ecology, creativity, weight-loss, beauty innovation and cosmetic surgery, retirement, conscious business, ethical sales, spirituality, and personal and global transformation. Free multi-show podcast player widget for fans and podcasters.

Access the shows for free from a browser or subscribe via RSS or iTunes and listen on an iPod or MP3 player. Personal Life Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.

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