The fighter and the bodybuilder

 Paddy was joined in the Limor No Shame studio by pro IFFB bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu.

Paddy was joined in the Limor No Shame studio by pro IFFB bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu.

For episode 14 of No Shame Paddy met with a professional IFBB bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu. Blessing is a 2x Arnold classic champion, a 4x IFBB overall champion and a future Mr.Olympia! This was an excellent example of social audio where Blessing, a larger than life human being with a personality to match shares with Paddy his motivational and inspiring outlook on life! This man wants to change the game of Bodybuilding and has gained a huge social media following in the process introducing a huge number of people to his sport of bodybuilding.

 Blessing's arms are raised as Champion at the Arnold classic

Blessing's arms are raised as Champion at the Arnold classic

Paddy explores the physical and mental requirements for bodybuilding with Blessing and compares his own sport MMA. This is a fun and educational episode of No Shame well worth a listen. No dumbbells were harmed in the making of this episode! 

 Blessing sees himself as an artist sculpting his body as much as an athlete.

Blessing sees himself as an artist sculpting his body as much as an athlete.

Mono E Mono Episode 3 - Allen O'Donoghue

 Shane went Mono E Mono with Allen O'Donoghue

Shane went Mono E Mono with Allen O'Donoghue

For Episode 3 of the Mono E Mono podcast Limor CEO and Founder Shane Monahan met with a limor conspiracy original Allen O'Donoghue. 

Allen is a professional coach, trainer and facilitator with almost 20 years of experience in youth and family development, his specialist knowledge and understanding of family dynamics has supported hundreds of young people and adults in setting and achieving their personal goals. 

Allen is a powerful communicator something that was quite evident in this podcast , he understands how to tailor his communications skills to develop the skills of others. Allen uses these skills to help guide the people he encounters to live happy and prosperous lives and achieve their goals.

 

Allen is an extremely hard working individual who currently runs two successful life coaching companies and also contributes to the highly successful Anfield index Liverpool F.C supporters website and podcast channel.

An expert facilitator, Allen has a proven track record of developing successful teams in community and youth environments something he talks about with Shane. To hear this episode of Mono E Mono follow @shanemonahan on Limor or click the listen on Limor button below.

Remember you can talk directly to Allen via Limor social audio by following him on his limor account @IrishAl or contact him via his email (allen@cacoaching.ie) today about how his coaching and facilitation skills can assist you!

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MONO E MONO EPISODE 2 - GARY FOX

 Gary is following his goals and living an entrepreneurial lifestyle, he spoke with Shane to tell hem why and how he is doing so.

Gary is following his goals and living an entrepreneurial lifestyle, he spoke with Shane to tell hem why and how he is doing so.

For episode 2 of his new podcast, LIMOR founder and CEO Shane Monahan went Mono E Mono with his friend Gary Fox. Gary a former wimp 2 warrior , successful entrepreneur and CEO of HOST BUTLERS met with Shane to record LIMOR social audio in the old world settings of 'the Central hotel' in Dublin city. 

Shane first met Gary when the they partook in season 1 of Wimp2warrior, a 6 month MMA camp which led to the men stepping into the cage for their respective bouts. Over this period the two men became friends and Shane learned about Gary's entrepreneurial lifestyle.

 Gary with his Wimp2Warrior head coach John Kavanagh

Gary with his Wimp2Warrior head coach John Kavanagh

Gary is an extremely hard working guy and is a great example of someone who has that ‘just do it’ attitude needed to be an entrepreneur
— Shane Monahan LIMOR founder and CEO

Gary has had a fascinating life in the business world to date and Shane sat with him to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur. In this interesting podcast Gary gives an insight into his mindset, why he enjoys business, what experience he has had both positive and negative and how these experience's have shaped his life.

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Follow @shanemonahan on LIMOR to hear this podcast and all future episodes of Mono E mono and if you would like to learn more about Gary's journey you can follow his blog here

Rorys stories and No Shame

 Paddy and Rory on the No Shame green couch

Paddy and Rory on the No Shame green couch

On episode 9 of the Limor powered 'No Shame' podcast The man behind the microphone and early adopter of social audio Paddy 'the Hooligan' Holohan sat with none other than Rory O'Connor the man behind Rorys stories!

Rory is an Irish comedian who has risen to fame thanks to his hilarious social media videos, where he takes situations from Ireland and highlights how funny they can be. Rory first began his career creating comedy sketches from the world of his beloved GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) but has since expanded his content to encapsulate the life of builders on the work site, Irish couples and many more. Some of Rorys videos have reached over 1 million views so you know he is doing something right!

 Paddy and Rory discuss the importance of goals and following your dreams

Paddy and Rory discuss the importance of goals and following your dreams

Paddy and Rory are both very humble, funny Irish characters but do not under estimate the time, work rate and mental attitude that both these men have invested into their respective careers in order to succeed. This podcast is extremely funny both Paddy and Rory have great chemistry together. As well as having 'the craic' these two familiar Irish faces also reflect on what it takes to be successful and see your dreams become a reality. They offer some wonderful advice to anyone thinking about leaving their comfort zone and taking a risk to pursue a passion or a new goal, be it career or otherwise.

There was an added bonus to this Podcast , this conversation inspired Rory to make another Rorys stories video this time staring Paddy! this was very funny and well worth a watch, at the time of writing this blog it is well on its way to having 100,000 views! Rory is commited to start his own podcast in 2018 so stay tuned you may hear Rorys stories social audio on Limor in the future!

Be sure to download LIMOR for free from the app store and follow @PaddyTheHooliganHolohan to hear this episode and all of Paddys past, present and future Podcasts and social audio

 

 

 

3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

 Limor ambassador Paddy 'the hooligan' Holohan was joined for episode 3 of the 'No Shame' podcast by Coach Owen Roddy, pad man to the fighter of a generation The 'Notorious' Conor McGregor

Limor ambassador Paddy 'the hooligan' Holohan was joined for episode 3 of the 'No Shame' podcast by Coach Owen Roddy, pad man to the fighter of a generation The 'Notorious' Conor McGregor

They say 3 is the magic number and that is certainly the case for episode #0003 of the #NoShame podcast powered by Limor. In this episode Paddy sat down for a chat with SBG team mate , former MMA fighter turned Coach Owen Roddy. 

Owen is part of the original Irish invasion of the MMA world and UFC and has since turned his skills to coaching the most successful MMA fighter in the world Conor Mcgregor. 

Owen talks about his early life, his journey from the grassroots level of MMA right up to the dizzying heights of coaching and cornering Conor Mcgregor in the biggest boxing match of all time Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather!

Paddy has a Pod AND hes chatting with the Vlog king of Charlestown? Can’t wait to listen to this.
— Ariel Helwani - MMAjournalist host of the MMAhour
 Paddy and Owen in the Limor powered studio share some hilarious stories.

Paddy and Owen in the Limor powered studio share some hilarious stories.

This Podcast is a classic from start to finish and you can get a sense of the brotherhood that these two legends in MMA share. To listen to the full social audio follow @paddythehooliganholohan on Limor.

Don't forget to leave your social audio voice comments on Paddys Limor profile with any questions you may have for him and you may get a voice comment reply from the hooligan himself. You might even hear your question played on the next episode of 'No Shame'

THE RETURN OF PADDY HOLOHANS 'NO SHAME'

 The new No Shame studio incorporating the already world renowned green couch!

The new No Shame studio incorporating the already world renowned green couch!

The No Shame Podcast

‘No Shame’ is a new conversational social audio podcast brought to you by former UFC flyweight, all round Berserker, and Limor ambassador Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan. Paddy is joined each week by famous guests, friends & former team mates, to discuss anything & everything.

Most people will know of Paddy’s success in the world of MMA, but The Hooligan can also ‘talk the talk’ when it comes to podcasting. Paddy’s interview style is relaxed, often hilarious, at times straight shooting & above all honest.

 Paddy holds no punches when it comes to his interview style and of course his No Shame questions!

Paddy holds no punches when it comes to his interview style and of course his No Shame questions!

The Beginning

Paddy was introduced to the world of podcasting through the new social audio app Limor. This came about after Paddy was contacted by Limor founder and CEO former professional rugby player Shane Monahan. Shane felt that Paddy would excel at podcasting and social audio. Shortly thereafter Holohan joined the limor conspiracy as an official ambassador and launched a pilot series on the Limor app. After a successful introduction to podcasting on Limor Paddy will now bring his new podcast No Shame to the masses!

 Paddy and Shane recording and sharing a Limor social audio cast

Paddy and Shane recording and sharing a Limor social audio cast

The show began as a 20-30 minute pilot series exclusively on Limor. After receiving positive reviews from industry experts, Paddy decided to bring his show to the mainstream. Work began on a new studio and the already famous 'green couch' was introduced. After making a few minor tweaks on the show’s format ‘No Shame’ was ready for official launch.

 For episode 1 of the new and improved 'No Shame' podcast Paddy sat with former professional rugby player turned adventurer Damian brown. Damian soon sets sail on a solo transatlantic row. Follow paddy on Limor to hear this fantastic podcast.

For episode 1 of the new and improved 'No Shame' podcast Paddy sat with former professional rugby player turned adventurer Damian brown. Damian soon sets sail on a solo transatlantic row. Follow paddy on Limor to hear this fantastic podcast.

What To Expect

Each week Paddy sits down over tea with a special guest for a catch up on how they’re getting on. Paddy has a very relaxed, humorous style and the conversation can often end up ‘going down the rabbit hole’. Each episode also includes 'Robins roundup' a weekly round up of current events provided by the shows producer Robin. Paddy and his special guests offer their views on each topic. No Shame also provides a world first for social audio, audio comments left on Paddys Limor profile are played to Paddy while recording the show! the answers to which cannot be missed! Of course No show is not complete without Paddy’s ‘No Shame’ question of the week which often results in a hilarious outcome.

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After every episode, Paddy reviews ‘No Shame’ with his guest over a hot cup of tea on his post-show series ‘Tea KO’ available exclusively on Limor.

 Paddy with 'International mixed martial artist federation' world silver medalist Danni Neilan enjoying a TEA-KO on episode 2 of No shame

Paddy with 'International mixed martial artist federation' world silver medalist Danni Neilan enjoying a TEA-KO on episode 2 of No shame

Whats next?

Paddy has already published two excellent episodes of No Shame  and has a cracker lined up for next weeks third episode, Coach Owen Roddy! Owen Roddy is a personal friend of Paddys and striking coach to the 'notorious' Conor Mcgregor this is a conversation you won't want to miss!

It has been a long and colourful road for Paddy ‘the hooligan’ Holohan but his journey has only just begun. Paddy was part of the Irish MMA takeover join him as he plans to do the same in the world of audio.

 

LIMOR AND THE NEW ERA OF VOICE

Evolution can be defined as follows "the gradual development of something." Unlike biological evolution which can sometimes take millions of years , technological evolution can happen overnight. The evolution of communication, media and social media has evolved drastically in recent times and that pattern is not going to stop anytime soon.

 Limor the future of social audio

Limor the future of social audio

The most current state of evolution is happening as we speak, the evolution of audio and voice, we are now in "the era of voice". Limor the future of social audio has been designed as a result of this direct need for voice evolution in the domain of social media. Offering social media users the ability to return to the more 'social' interaction of voice communication rather than being limited to 280 characters.

The below article written by BMF head of digital and direct strategy, Irina Hayward gives an excellent insight into the reasons behind the 'era of voice' how to survive it and only adds to the reasons why you need to join the Limor conspiracy.

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In an always-connected multi-device world, our attention spans have diminished. We’re more easily distracted. We expect instant gratification on the go.

No longer do we simply stand in line for our morning coffee, or wait for the pedestrian lights to change, without checking our mobile devices.

And given the speed of the spoken language over the written form, it’s safe to say that voice-activated technology is shifting the digital landscape.

But the question still stands: have voice-activated devices entirely overturned how we interact with technology and engage with brands?


At this stage, we still have a long way to go.

Since 2011 when Apple introduced Siri, and in 2012 when Google released an android equivalent, we’ve come to expect our phones and apps to comprehend spoken queries.

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report outlined that while voice is beginning to replace typing in online queries, only 26 per cent of mobile queries were made via voice last year - most popular of which were very simple commands to call mum or dad, or for assistance to navigate home.

We’re just at the start of an even more connected future

Shopping via voice is still very much a new territory for consumers and brands.

Google Home was only recently released in Australia earlier this year, offering voice-controlled personal assistance that can regulate appliances, play music, provide news and weather alerts, answer questions and even control house lights.

The equivalent smart voice appliance, Amazon Echo, which quite cleverly prioritises its very own Amazon product range over competing brands, has yet to be launched in Australia. But with Amazon due to set up local operations in Melbourne soon, it’s easy to assume that the Amazon Echo won’t be too far from hitting our shores.

It’s not a trend that is going to stop

In the future it won’t just be our phones or voice-tech devices talking back to us. Overseas, Amazon Alexa has teamed up with Whirlpool to create voice-activated, smart home appliances such as ovens and washing machines that can be programmed with a simple word command.

So it’s safe to say that while the Internet of Things hasn’t completely kicked off locally, brands should begin to embrace, play and test the voice-activated technology now to ensure they are in the lead when the adoption cycle intensifies.

The consumer ecosystem is becoming a little more interesting

Rather than rely on written search queries, the online shopping experience – from product features to comparative price points and product reviews – could all be voice-activated.

By 2020, according to the latest ComScore report, half of all online global searches will be via voice. Search will be an integral first step towards engaging and connecting to a brand.

We’re already seeing the search-terms-shift. For example the written search query “Sydney cafés” now has a consumer voice-friendly equivalent: “What is the closest café in my area? How do I get there?”

So, as voice-based conversation queries dramatically differ to typed searches, brands will either need to modify their search optimisation and adjust to longer voice search terms or use evolving AI to help understand consumer intent.

Increasing emphasis on building trust between brands and consumers

Brands have used social platforms to listen and respond to conversations, and consumers have expected to be heard.

But as sight and touch expands to voice and more personal conversations, ironically through tech, voice activation will enhance this further and change the way brands connect with consumers in an even more meaningful way.

This will have significant effects on brand advertising

Through voice activation, brands will have a better understanding of consumers’ needs and more importantly individual intent.

Personalised ads will factor where people sit across the path to purchase more than ever before. From consideration to conversion to loyalty drivers, the dialogue will need to be specifically tailored at each phase of the journey – to drive deeper spoken, two-way relationships.

Late last year PayPal used Siri’s voice activation, allowing users to request and send payments: “Hey Siri, send Nat $50 using PayPal”.

Burger King capitalised on Google Home devices through a TV ad by prompting the phrase “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?” setting off home devices and driving organic online social activity at a ridiculous scale.

Johnnie Walker unlocked cocktail mixing and recipes with Amazon Alexa, and Facebook Messenger bots by encouraging users to say: “Alexa, open Johnnie Walker”.

And with the recent launch of Apple’s HomePod, where music is controlled through natural voice interaction, the battle of the smart speakers continues.

What do local brands have to learn from our overseas counterparts?

We’re definitely seeing an increasing number of consumers using voice activation devices, providing brands with the opportunity to learn, interact and engage with customers in a way that hasn’t been imaginable before.

The ultimate irony being that technology is allowing more brands to become more human.

‘OK Google, for my next birthday, tell my husband that diamonds are a girls best friend.”

Article by: BMF head of digital and direct strategy, Irina Hayward

The Limor Conspiracy meets Brendan Schuab

 Limor founder and CEO ShaneMonahan, Brendan Schuab and Limor Ambassador Paddy 'the hooligan' Holohan

Limor founder and CEO ShaneMonahan, Brendan Schuab and Limor Ambassador Paddy 'the hooligan' Holohan

Last weekend Limor founder and CEO Shane Monahan alongside Limor Ambassador Paddy 'the hooligan' Holohan had the pleasure of meeting Brendan Schuab.

Brendan is a former NFL footballer and former UFC fighter. He has since taken his talent and work ethic an applied it to the world of entertainment, comedy and Podcasting. He co-hosts the Fighter and the Kid weekly podcast with fellow comedian Bryan Callen and regularly appears on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with non other than Joe Rogan a pioneer in the Podcasting genre.

 Brendan on stage enjoying the Dublin crowd and of course a Guinness!

Brendan on stage enjoying the Dublin crowd and of course a Guinness!

Brendan was in Dublin as part of his Brendan Schaub is LIVE one man show "The Big Brown Breakdown" tour. He discussed funny events from his life, career and of course the upcoming fight of the century Conor Mcgregor vs Floyd Mayweather. His Dublin tour was a complete success apart from an incident where he put blackcurrent in his pint of Guinness! 

 The Limor conspiracy and team Schuab

The Limor conspiracy and team Schuab

The Limor conspiracy got the chance to talk all things Limor, social audio, podcasting and all things Mcgregor vs Mayweather with Brendan over a Guinness (with no blackcurrent) after the show. The conspiracy also had the pleasure of meeting with his production team Jay Schuab and Chin Suyi. These guys are a great group and are making a massive impact in the Podcast industry.  

You can hear Brendan on his Podcast "The Fighter and the Kid" or "The Big brown Breakdown" and who knows you may even hear Brendan Schuab on Limor in the not too distant future!