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Influencing Magic

Influencing Magic

By Mr. Daps

Influencing Magic is a Daps Magic podcast exploring how members of the Disney community became influential in their different disciplines.
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How to Find Your Niche & Stand Out

Influencing MagicMay 18, 2023

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Influencing Magic! In this episode of Influencing Magic, Mr. Daps and Annie take a look at the tools of the trade for influencing through social media. Learn what is needed to influence through social media in this episode of Influencing Magic!

Tech Tools

Smartphone or Camera: A reliable smartphone with a high-quality camera is essential for capturing photos and videos. Alternatively, you can use a digital camera for higher-resolution content.

Microphones/Audio: Audio is almost more important than anything else. Make this a priority. It can be as simple or complex as you want as long as it sounds good. Could use an iPhone, an auxiliary mic for the phone, a Blue Yeti, or even the podcaster’s dream mic the Shure SM7.

Internet Connection: A stable and fast internet connection is necessary for uploading content, engaging with your audience, and staying updated on the latest trends and news.

Content Creation:

Depending on your preferred platform and content style, you might need additional tools. For example, photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom) or video editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie) to enhance and edit your visuals.

Lighting and Background Setup: Good lighting is crucial for high-quality photos and videos. Consider investing in lighting equipment like ring lights or softboxes to achieve better lighting conditions. Also, pay attention to your background to ensure it complements your content.


Content Planning and Scheduling Tools: To stay organized and maintain a consistent posting schedule, you can utilize social media management tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, or Later. These tools allow you to plan, schedule, and analyze your posts.

Analytics and Insights: Tracking your performance and understanding your audience is key. Most social media platforms provide built-in analytics tools that offer insights into your followers, engagement rates, and demographics. Additionally, you can use third-party analytics tools to gain deeper insights and measure your growth.

Collaboration and Outreach Tools: When collaborating with brands or other influencers, having tools for communication and project management is valuable. Platforms like Asana, Trello, or email clients help streamline collaborations and keep track of important details.
Networking and Engagement: Engaging with your audience and fellow influencers is crucial for building your online presence. Use social media management apps or tools like Sprout Social or Mention to monitor mentions, comments, and messages across different platforms, enabling you to respond and engage promptly.

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Social Media

Instagram: ⁠⁠@InfluencingMagic⁠⁠

Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠

Youtube playlist: ⁠⁠⁠⁠

Mr. Daps Instagram: ⁠⁠@MrDaps⁠⁠

Annie’s Instagram: ⁠⁠@Its.The.Annie.Show⁠⁠

Special Shoutouts to:

Roger: ⁠⁠@rgrrabbit1⁠⁠

Caitlyn: ⁠⁠@caitlynnoel⁠⁠

Caitie: ⁠@caitiebear13⁠

Music Composed by Mr. Daps


Jun 15, 202301:17:38
Musician & TikTok Celebrity Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz
Jun 02, 202301:12:18
How to Find Your Niche & Stand Out
May 18, 202301:09:22
Puppeteer Sarah Berman
May 04, 202301:00:10
Apr 20, 202351:50
Voice Artist Kaitlyn Robrock
Apr 06, 202301:01:47
The Origin Story of Annie & Her Path to Disney
Mar 23, 202358:09
The Origin Story of Mr. Daps & Daps Magic

The Origin Story of Mr. Daps & Daps Magic

In this episode, we do a deep dive on the origin story of Daps Magic. Listen along as Mr. Daps takes us through his 19 years of online experiences, lessons learned, major wins, and offers advice for the future.

Watch Episode 1 on youtube!

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Mentioned in this episode:

Drew @GalacticSurplus

Social Media

Instagram: @InfluencingMagic


Youtube playlist:

Mr. Daps Instagram: @MrDaps

Annie’s Instagram: @Its.The.Annie.Show

Special Shoutouts to:

Roger: @rgrrabbit1

Caitlyn: @caitlynnoel

Music Composed by Mr. Daps

Youtube Notes


0:50  We haven’t planned this out

1:20  What’s new with Mr. Daps?

3:10  Mr. Daps is a man of many hats

4:16  What’s up with Annie?

5:50  Mr. Daps, What’s your origin story?

7:10  Starting a yahoo group

8:55  This sounds fun, let’s do it!

10:48  Daps for Disney Magic

11:15  The Ebay Logo

13:15  The Geeks are born

14:11  Everything is content

14:30  This is what we’ve got, how can we do it better?

16:00  Geek’s 13 year record

16:35  Daps gets its first media invite

17:25  It’s fun to do thing with friends

18:19  Dapscast enters the scene

19:10  Keep it simple

20:05  Everything is connected

20:57  Getting a little help from friends

23:00  We are professionals and still know how to have fun

23:35  Daps is run like the Muppets

24:44  Ridiculous Ideas

25:50  Dads are great for advice

26:08  Figuring out the “Why”

27:00  Approaching difficult things

27:36  No relationships, No influence

28:50  What are the biggest lessons learned?

29:28  Doing simple well

29:58  We don’t want an avalanche

31:35  Don’t overextend yourself

32:18  Seasons for everything

33:33  Advice for a low season

35:10  Bigger why than why not

37:21  Didn’t have to give up

37:48  Walt’s great advice

41:50  Keep taking baby steps

43:28  Mr. Daps was a professional Musician

45:04  When not to take advice

45:46  Words of advice going forward

46:27  Star with a dream

47:51  Get a mission statement

49:00  Cooking with Mr. Daps

51:05  It’s okay to fail!

51:38  College thoughts with Mr. Daps

53:14  On not having fun

54:28  Conclusions & Comments

55:20  Social Media & Patreon

55:40  Influence Influencing Magic


Mar 09, 202357:29
The One Where We Have It Together
Mar 09, 202314:06