EmpowerYou Podcast Bootcamp 10/16/2021, 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM EmpowerYou Podcast will host a community-wide boot camp class for individuals looking to gain introductory skills in podcast development and writing, production, and marketing. The class will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Come As You Are Community Church in Fort Wayne. EmpowerYou Podcast founder and host, Kibwe Cooper, has been an audio-video engineer for nearly 10 years and earned his bachelor's degree in audio engineering from University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. His professional experience includes producing multimedia content for educational and religious institutions, nonprofit organizations, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Since the launch of EmpowerYou Podcast in August 2020, Cooper has produced over 65 podcast episodes and engaged thousands of monthly listeners and followers through the EmpowerYou Podcast Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube social media channels. Cooper designed this first-ever community boot camp for individuals and groups newer to podcasting as a hobby or profession and looking to gain a more technical understanding of the industry. "As a podcast consultant, I work with so many clients who are eager to enter the world of podcasting but simply don’t have the tools or resources to do so," said Cooper. "This boot camp is meant to welcome any participant in a judgment-free, high-energy, and fun learning environment that will create a clear path to building a successful podcast with a highly engaged audience."Venue host for the boot camp, Come As You Are Community Church (CAYACC), is led by chief executive officer and founder Pastor Anthony Payton. Pastor Payton has been a key supporter of EmpowerYou Podcast since its inception and welcomed the opportunity to host the community’s first boot camp of this kind. "We are happy to be hosting this event at our home church," said Payton. "For individuals and organizations alike, this class will bring a skillset to community churches and local organizations that are looking to grow their community reach. We're very excited for Kibwe to host this unique course here."Podcasting is a relatively newer, billion-dollar industry with the capacity for international reach and impact. Individuals, social groups or collectives, and companies can utilize podcasting as a widely recognized platform to educate and entertain their audience, advertise products, and grow their positive reputation and outreach locally and internationally. The boot camp is open to individuals aged high school and up, including student groups, churches, community & nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Attendees can expect to gain the following from the podcast boot camp:Social media strategies to optimize audience outreach and audience engagementSkills to build relationships with industry experts and gain social proof as a subject matter expertMethods of attracting new clients and generating income through partnerships and valuable problem-solvingThe ability to create a catalog of valuable content that can be repurposed for social media and algorithmsTickets for the boot camp are available online at www.eventbrite.com. Group rates are available and ticket pricing includes lunch, 1:1 consulting time with podcast founder and host Kibwe Cooper, and access to exclusive EmpowerYou Podcast learning materials and resources. The course will take place at CAYACC, located at 7910 S Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816./ / / / About EmpowerYou Podcast:EmpowerYou Podcast is the base of a podcast network local to Fort Wayne, In, and focuses on topics of personal growth and empowerment through tough conversations that can pave the path to and leave a ladder for the future. The podcast’s goal is to demystify the pursuit of success through real-world wisdom from subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders through a process of easy-to-execute steps. EmpowerYou Podcast engages a growing audience of listeners with binge-worthy content that fosters personal growth and inspires community impact. Learn more at empoweryoupodcast.com and listen to podcast episodes at podcasts.apple.com/empoweryou-podcast/.About Come As You Are Community Church:Under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Payton, CAYACC seeks to share the love of God with the community and beyond through initiatives including evangelism, education, church establishment and development, and community and corporate prayer and worship. Based in Fort Wayne, In, their ministry weekly reaches hundreds of families, children, young adults, seniors, and others who love and are in pursuit of Christ. CAYACC is a community partner to and supporter of entrepreneurship and personal development initiatives. Learn more at cayacc.org.