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The Cliff Ravenscraft Show | Take Your Message, Your Business and Your Life To The Next Level

Summary: Are you ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level? Want to learn from someone with more than a decade of experience, training tens of thousands of people from all around the world? This podcast will help you change your belief about who you are and what you are able to achieve in this world. It will help you rediscover your ability to dream big dreams. It will help you discover and break free from the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from living the life that you were created for. Cliff has personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts and businesses built around those podcasts. Among his clients are Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Dan Miller, and so many more. #SubscribeToday

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 317 Consuming RSS In A Post Google Reader World, Can I Read Books In My Podcast and How Do I Get Audio Clips Into My Recording? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:57

In this week's episode, I answer two questions off the voicemail feedback hotline. First, I answer the question, "Can you read entire chapters of books in your podcast?" Next, I answer the question about how I you go about getting audio clips to play directly into my podcast recording. My great friend, Erik J Fisher joins me for another fabulous social media segment as we discuss the consumption of rss content in a post Google Reader world.     Timestamps For Topics Covered 00:03:05 Personal Plug of the Week - MyKidsAdentures.com 00:08:02 Can I Read Entire Chapters of Books In My Podcast? 00:14:27 How do you get your audio clips to go directly into your recording? 00:18:43 RSS Reading Post Google Reader 00:53:49 Thank you to 9 people who used my BlueHost Affiliate Link     Links Mentioned In This Epsisode - MyKidsAdventures.com - PodcastingAtoZ.com - Proven Podcast WorkFlow - Feedly.com     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own. When placing an order through my affiliate link,

 316 Are You Completely Wasting Your Time? Can You Live The Life You Desire? What If Money Were No Object? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:44

In this week's episode, I open by sharing how not everyone was happy with my previous episode where I shared my thoughts on podcast interview etiquette. At seven and a half minutes into the episode, I give a very brief recap of my two week vacation, o...

 315 Twenty Two Tips To Improve Your Podcast Interviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:07

Hey folks. Here is another episode that I pre-recorded before leaving for my two week family vacation. In this episode, I share twenty two tips that will help you improve your podcast interviews. These tips start 29 minutes into the episode. I use the opening of the show to I discuss a few details related to a new sponsorship that I have worked out for two shows on my podcast network.     22 Tips To Improve Your Podcast Interviews (Starts at exactly 29 minutes into the episode) When inviting a guest for an interview, be sure to clearly communicate the name of your show, the website address of your show, and what your show is about. Explain why you would like to have this guest on your show. Clearly communicate how long you are requesting for the interview to take place. Be prepared by offering at least two to three time slots for the guest to choose from.  Be flexible if those are not a good fit for their schedule. Once you confirm a date and time with your guest, be certain to communicate how the interview will be conducted.  Provide applicable information such as phone number or Skype contact ID, etc, and clearly communicate who is going to initiate the call. If the interview is scheduled more than a week in advance, be sure to send a follow up reminder one week prior to the scheduled interview. Regardless of when the interview is scheduled, send a follow up reminder the day before the interview.  Be sure to communicate, again, how the interview will be conducted, the contact information, and who will be initiating the call. It should go without saying, but BE SURE TO INCLUDE TIME AND TIME ZONE information when sending requests and any confirmations or follow ups related to the interview. Consider sending an outline of questions that you will cover in advance of the interview. If something comes up on your schedule that would conflict with your scheduled interview, DO NOT PUT THIS OFF, immediately contact your guest and let them know.  Make sure to confirm that they received your message about the conflict. Always MARK OFF AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED INTERVIEW to prepare for the call.  Make sure that you have no obligations that would keep you from being on time with your call. Call your guest ON TIME!  Seriously, be very respectful of their time. Do not go over your time scheduled for the interview. Follow up with a thank you note. This can be done via email, but it has more impact when you send a card (or gift) by mail. Be prepared to give an introduction of your guest rather than asking them to introduce themselves. When asking a question, don't continue speaking and answering the question for them by continuing to answer the question for them. Don't interrupt your guest when they are speaking. Don't give verbal agreements to every statement that they make. Avoid questions that allow for simple one word answers. Have an idea of the main points you desire to have come out within the interview, ask questions that get you to reach those goals and allow the conversation to flow. Listen to your guest while they are speaking. Make sure to learn how to pronounce your guests name correctly.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be?

 314 Who Would Listen To A Podcast About Wooden Boots? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:43

Hey folks, I am actually on vacation this week. In fact, I am on a Disney Cruise with members of my podcast community. We are hosting a meetup, at Disney World, on Friday, June 28th. If you are reading this in time, there may still be time to rsvp b...

 313 How You Can Use #HashTags To Market Your Podcast And A Few Questions From The Feedback Hotline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:34

In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I briefly mention that I will be hosting a community meetup at Walt Disney World on Friday, June 28th (RSVP HERE), I answer a few questions off the listener feedback hotline and I share a Social Media Segment where we talk about #Hashtags coming to Facebook and an interesting update that should be announced for Instagram. Here's a list of topics covered in this episode. I've also provided you the time stamp of where each question can be found in the episode. 00:03:38 Personal Plug of the Week - Albert Hathazi 00:07:38 You Can Audio Podcasts For Visual Topics 00:12:31 Do you have to use a Rack when you have rack mounted equipment? 00:15:14 How can you change the name of your podcast? 00:20:17 Information related to the July 22nd Podcasting A to Z course. 00:30:36 Social Media Segment on #Hashtags 00:48:07 Discussion about Vine like video coming to Instagram Links mentioned in and related to this episode: - Podcasting A to Z Course (Use Promo Code Early500 before the end of June!) - Facebook Meetup Page For Walt Disney World Meetup - Albert Hathazi on Twitter - Middle Atlantic RK2 Black Wood Rack Box - Blubrry PowerPress Support Forum - Dr. Hans Finzel's Leadership Answer Man Podcast     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.    

 312 Do You Take Advertisers On Your Podcast And So Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:09

Do You Take Ads On Your Site Or Podcast? In this week's episode, I focus a great amount of time answering many questions that have come in on the voice mail feedback hotline. One of the questions that seemed to get the most time was whether or no...

 311 Podcast Patent Update & Who Cares About Klout? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:41

Podcast Patent Update There has been a lot of new buzz happening around the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit lately. If you have not already heard them, I encourage you to listen to episode 292 and episode 298 of Podcast Answer Man to hear the full details about where this story started. In this episode I share my thoughts on why this who podcast patent lawsuit could end up being a major blessing to the podcasting industry as a whole and why I am slightly more confident that this will eventually all go away. Below is the list of links that I mentioned: NPR - Planet Money Episode 462: When Patents Hit the Podcast NPR Morning Edition - June 05, 2013: How One Patent Could Take Down One Comedian The Verge: A look at the patent on distributing podcasts, and EFF's plan to fight it. The Verge: President Obama to take aim at patent trolls with executive actions on Tuesday Mashable: Software Patent Trolls: Obama's Got You in His Sights Please Help EFF Challenge The Personal Audio Patent!     Who Cares About Klout? In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss Klout for the very first time here on Podcast Answer Man. If you want to hear what we originally said about Klout back in October 2010, you can listen to episode 062 of Social Media Serenity. Do you find yourself checking your Klout score? Do you ever check the Klout score of others? Have you checked out their new Klout experts program? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews,

 310 Five Creative Ways For Podcasters To Utilize YouTube & The Reason Behind Creating My New YouTube Vlog! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:47

I Have Started A New Vlog! Earlier this week, I made the decision to take my YouTube presence to the next level. I have been inspired by my good friend, Fr. Roderick Vonhogen and Chris Pirillo. In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my motivations for wanting to create a YouTube vlog. I also share why I made the decision to purchase the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Complete Real Estate Video Kit from HDHat.com (Affiliate Link) specifically for this purpose when I have other video cameras that I could have used. Feel free to check out my Vlog Playlist on YouTube and subscribe to my channel while you are there.     Personal Plug of the Week This week's Personal Plug of The Week goes out to Brian Kane and his Backstage Pass podcast that features interviews with the hottest artists in the world of Christian HipHop. In this episode, I share an email from Brian where he shares somem exciting opportunities that have come his way as a result of his podcast. I encourage you to check out his podcast and to let him know that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man!     Instacast For Mac Desktop I saw an article on MacStories.net that announced that Instacast is now available as a Mac OSX desktop application. I'm not an Instacast user myself. However, I have heard good things reported about their iOS application. If you use Instacast, I would love to hear about your thoughts on this new desktop app in the comments below.     5 Creative Ways For Podcasters To Utilize YouTube In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss five ways that podcasters can use YouTube to extend their brand. Have a listen to the episode to hear the reasons and to find out which ones that each of us have chosen to implement ourselves.     Podcasting A to Z Do you want to learn how to podcast but don't know where to start? Podcasting A to Z is a four week online training course that walks you through each step in the process of setting up a podcast. You not only get step-by-step tutorials, but you also have the ability to get answers to all your questions during the four week session. If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code "PAM" to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you.     The Podcast Mastermind Are you a podcaster? Are you self-employed or desire to be? Are you willing to invest in your future success? Have you heard about The Podcast Mastermind organization? The Podcast Mastermind is focused on the personal and professional growth of it's members. Find out more at PodcastMastermind.com!     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand.

 309 What Day of The Week Is Best For Releasing A Podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:59

What Day Should I Releasing My Podcast? In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my feelings on what day of the week is best for releasing your podcast. The fact is that the best part of podcasting is that it is time shifted and people c...

 308 Three Reasons I Considered Going To Multiple Episodes Per Week And Three Reasons Why I Chose Not To Do So! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:12

Three PAM Episodes Per Week? In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain why I had recently given a great deal of consideration to the thought of producing three 20 minute episodes or two 30 minute episodes, per week, instead of continuing...

 307 Why Don’t I Have Thousands of People Listening To My New Podcast? Using Vine To Engage With Your Audience – Podcast Mastermind Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:39

Hey folks, I'm in Orlando Florida this for a conference. However, before I left town, I recorded this extra episode and scheduled it for release here on the site while I was away. Using Vine To Engage With Your Audience In this week's social medi...

 306 How To Show Up In More iTunes Search Results – Adding Pictures & Videos To Your LinkedIn Profile – NMX Updates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:06

Get Creative When Naming Your Podcast In iTunes! In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain how you can get creative with the way that you name your podcast so that your show will turn up in more search results within iTunes. (This topic starts at 00:27:38)     Adding Pictures & Videos To Your Linked In Profile In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I talk about how LinkedIn now allows you to add pictures and video to your LinkedIn Profile. I share how I have added a few item to my own profile and we discuss our thoughts on this new feature. Here are links to our LinkedIn Profiles - Erik's profile - http://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjfisher - Cliff's profile - http://www.linkedin.com/in/CliffRavenscraft Here are the two links we mentioned in our discussion: - Social Media Serenity episode on LinkedIn - Podcast Answer Man episode on LinkedIn Endorsements     Personal Plug of The Week This week's personal plug of the week is the Disability Talk from a guy named LA. LA is a quadriplegic with a heart for encouraging and inspiring others with disabilities. I highly encourage hat you check out his podcast by clicking here. Please be sure to let him know that you found out about his show from The Podcast Answer Man. While you are at it, be sure to leave him a rating and review in iTunes. It's content like this that really shows the power of podcasting.     New Media Expo (NMX) Updates Many of you know that I am the Director of Podcasting for New Media Expo (formally BlogWorld). I am happy to announce that the you can now submit a session for the podcasting track by clicking here. The next event will be January 4th - 6th in Las Vegas! I share several other details about the next NMX event in this episode.     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. SCORRE Conference May 6-9 - Orlando, FL Conference Link - http://ScorreConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise June 23 - 27 - Bahamas Full Details: http://gspn.tv/cruise Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Conference Link - http://NewMediaExpo.com     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more.

 305 How To Increase Your Twitter Followers, Scientifically | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:00

One of the questions that I am asked most often is "How do I increase the number of people who subscribe to my podcast?" I usually point these folks to episode 254 where I discuss How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast!. My number one recommendation for growing your audience is to build a meaningful relationship with those who are already subscribed to your podcast. I attribute much of the success that I have had in growing my audience to my ability to connect with folks through the use of social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, etc. In this episode, Erik Fisher and I go into a lengthy discussion about the recent article from Poynter.org titled Science reveals what really increases Twitter followers.     Personal Plug of The Week This week's personal plug of the week is Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. Amy is a recent graduate of my Podcasting A to Z course and she is knocking it out of the park with her new show. Amy is consistently hanging around the top ten spot in the Management and Marketing section of iTunes. I encourage you to check out her 7th episode titled How To Get More Facebook Fans.     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. SCORRE Conference May 6-9 - Orlando, FL Conference Link - http://ScorreConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise June 23 - 27 - Bahamas Full Details: http://gspn.tv/cruise Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration!     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own. When placing an order through my affiliate link, you end up paying the same low price and I earn a generous commission. If you have used my affiliate link to make a purchase with B&H, please leave me a comment with your name and a link to your website in the comments section below.     Blue Host Affiliate Signup I want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

 304 – Michael Stelzner says… “Podcasting, Bar Nothing In Our Study, Is The Hottest Thing In 2013. Period!” – And So Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:48

I had an amazing experience at the Social Media Marketing World conference that was held last week in San Diego, California. In this episode, I share why this conference was not only a huge win for me, professionally, but I also share why it was a major win for Podcasting as an industry. The title of this episode is a direct quote from Michael Stelzner's keynote address. Social Media Examiner did a study to uncover new trends in social media marketing. In that study, they had asked "what social media networks are you're currently using" and "what are all the social media related tools that you are using?" The results showed that only 3% of marketers are currently using podcasting in their social media marketing strategy. However, 32% have a desire to learn how to use podcasting in their marketing efforts and 23% have plans to increase their podcasting activities in 2013. If you want to hear how this trip to San Diego was a massive success for me, personally, as a husband and father, then I encourage you to listen to episode 252 of Family From The Heart. That episode is posted at http://gspn.tv/ffth252.     Social Media Segment Erik Fisher joined me for an extended Social Media Segment this week. I shared how social networking doesn't always have to be one to many and how I am using unlisted YouTube videos as a one to one communication tool. We discussed the Huffduffer service and how you can use it to create a custom podcast feed of one-off audio content that you want to listen to in your podcast app. We also gave an update on what podcast apps we are using on our mobile phones these days.     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel. Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town. SCORRE Conference May 6-9 - Orlando, FL Conference Link - http://ScorreConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration! GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise June 23 - 27 - Bahamas Full Details: http://gspn.tv/cruise Platform Conference November 3-5 - Dallas, TX Conference Link - http://PlatformConference.tv Affiliate Info: Use promo code "Cliff" to save $100 on registration!     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following: A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand. An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed. An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice. Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more. Complete script writing service for all of your audio products. I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.     Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own. When placing an order through my affiliate link, you end up paying the same low price and I earn a generous commission. If you have used my affiliate link to make a purchase with B&H,

 303 Ten Thousand Hour Rule – EverGreen Content – And So Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:00

The 10,000 Hour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell Many people believe that Malcolm Gladwell teaches that you have to work for 10,000 hours in a specific area before you become an expert. This could not be further from the truth, and in this episode of the Podcast Answer Man I explain what the rule actually says, and how that relates to my desire to produce a podcast episode every single week without fail. However, I also explain that I’m taking next week off and why there won’t be a new episode of the Podcast Answer Man until I return on April 18th.     Personal Plug of the Week This week’s Personal Plug of the Week is Lourdes Welhaven. She has a podcast called, The Networker for Business Women and that can be found at networkerforbusinesswomen.com. In episode 10 she interviewed Kelly Costello, a recent participant in Shark Tank. It’s a very informative interview, and I encourage you tocheck it out. If you listen to it and enjoy it, be sure to let her know you enjoyed it and that you heard about her podcast from the Podcast Answer Man.     So Why the New Pop Filter? Brian called the Voicemail Feedback Hotline to say that he noticed that my equipment package now includes a new pop filter. He was about to purchase the one that I previously recommended and wanted to know why I made the change, and the benefits of each of the pop filters. I go into the full story of why I made the switch and what my thoughts are on the new pop filter compared to the old one.     LeadPlayer Plugin Update A special thank you to Sarah who called in and gave a very important update about the LeadPlayer plugin. When I originally promoted this plugin, the main benefit that I promoted was that the plugin allowed you to embed an unlisted YouTube video without having to link back to the original video on YouTube. This kept the video private from anyone not on your site. Sarah informed me that unfortunately, this is no longer a feature within the LeadPlayer plugin, but she explains why she still finds this plugin valuable. I also give my updated thoughts on this as well.     Is There Really a Longer Load Time with Archive.org? Tony called in to question the thoughts I recently shared related to issues with using archive.org as a podcast media host. I had stated that people often experience slow load times with archive.org. The issue with this is that longer load times have the potential to result in the loss of new subscribers to your show. Tony shared that he did a comparison between the load time of Podcast Answer Man and his show which is hosted on archive.org; he found that there is only a two-second difference. In this episode I share my thoughts related to Tony’s research and also give some additional thoughts on archive.org.     Evergreen Content and it’s Value in iTunes Thanks to Derrick for calling in and giving me feedback about the evergreen content he found on virtualassistantpodcast.com. I started producing this podcast three years ago, and only produced 38 episodes over a nine-month period of time. Derrick’s call is a perfect example of how this podcast still benefits me and my brand, even today, and makes clear why I’m thankful that iTunes still includes podcast content even when episodes haven’t been produced for a long period of time.     New Media Expo Dates Announced New Media Expo has released the dates for NMX 2014. The conference will be held on January 4-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you sign up before April 19 at NewMediaExpo.com , you can purchase a Content Creator pass for only $197. No affiliate link is necessary, and no commissions are offered to me; however, I strongly encourage you to sign up as quickly as possible to take advantage of this $197 opportunity.     Upcoming Event Schedule One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community.

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