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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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 243 Podcast Answer Man – Producing Less Good Content To Focus On Producing More Great Content – Podcast Series or Seasons – And Making A Dent In The World! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:47

Producing Less For The Purpose of Greater Production During the open of last week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I hinted that I was considering the thought of producing less shows moving forward. As I share in this episode, the reason is that I want to maximize the value of any of the work that I do, including the various podcasts that I might produce. So many people have come to me, as a podcast consultant/coach, who are wanting to launch three to five podcasts before the end of their first year in podcasting, without understanding what all goes into the production of a single show. I believe that podcasts are most effective and valuable when they serve a niche audience and when that audience is served extremely well. Leo Laporte echoed this key area of success in the interview I did with him back in November. To effectively super serve a niche community, I believe that you should be willing to devote a great deal of time, energy, and attention to making every aspect of your production and community environments as valuable and as high a quality as possible. I've come to the point where I understand that with all the shows that I currently produce (approximately five to ten a week on average right now), I am producing a lot of really good content. However, I personally feel that, on average, I only produce about two GREAT episodes each week. I've determined that this is simply not acceptable when I consider the hopes, dreams, and goals that I have for the future of my podcast network at gspn.tv. The following are some of the big changes that I've decided to make moving forward. I share more details about each of these decisions in this episode. - I will be ending the Balanced Living Weekly podcast after 83 episodes (final episode pending). This show was started on September 27th, 2009 with Fr. Roderick Vonhogen as my co-host. I will continue to share my pursuit of a balanced life in the Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. - My wife, Stephanie, will be Ending the Full Time Mom podcast after 184 episodes (final episode pending). She launched this show on July 14th, 2007. I'm excited to announce that Stephanie will continue to share everything that she would have shared in this podcast in both the Authentic Life Radio and Family From The Heart podcasts. - I will be ending the Business Tech Weekly podcast after 109 episodes (final episode pending). This show was started on September 8th, 2009 with Andy Traub as my co-host. Andy will continue share his business pursuits on his own Take Permission podcast network. From this point forward, I will bring all of my business technology and business growth experiences here into the Podcast Answer Man podcast and in my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. - I have ended the Social Media Serenity podcast after 119 episodes. This show was started on July 17th, 2009 with Erik J. Fisher as my co-host. From this point forward, I will bring all social media news, updates, and experiences here into the Podcast Answer Man podcast. Beginning next week, I plan to have Erik become my Social Media correspondent for Podcast Answer Man. The thought is that we will try to include a ten minute social media segment each week. - I am officially ending the Help I Got A Mac podcast after 180 episodes (final episode pending). I had started this podcast when I purchased my first Apple computer, as a means of sharing my experience on this new computing platform. The show was officially re-launched on October 14th, 2007 when Chris Beiting agreed to be co-host the show with me. - I have ended the Almost Daily Devotional Podcast after 166 episodes. I had launched this podcast back on March 3rd, 2008 with the idea that I would produce three to five 10 minute episodes each week. There were a few times that I had achieved this goal. However, for the most part, the show's production schedule had been pretty hit or miss throughout the years.

 242 Podcast Answer Man – Less Shows Moving Forward? Facebook Like Button Info – Get Glue – Stitcher – Interview With Scott Iardella | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:30

Less Shows Moving Forward? One of the thing that puzzles me is the number of people who seem to want to follow in my footsteps of creating a large number of podcasts. Since I started podcasting in December of 2005, I have launched at least 24 of my v...

 241 Podcast Answer Man – Not A Fan of Feed Validator – More Than One Podcast With A Single Libsyn Account – iPad For Business? – And A Conversation With Todd Clift | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:20

Not A Fan of FeedValidator.org Gordon called to say that when he ran his rss feed through FeedValidator.org, he found that it was reporting errors with his rss feed. He wanted to know if I had any thoughts on what might be causing some of these issue...

 240 Podcast Answer Man – LiveFire Review – Embedded Tweets – Static Vs Dynamic Home Page – Six Years of Podcasting – Greg Willits Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:30

Celebrating Six Years of Podcasting! It was December 16th, 2005 when I published my very first audio podcast to the web. Little did I know that this event would radically transform my life. I started off this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man wit...

 239 Podcast Answer Man – God Is Bigger Than Cancer – Wooden Boats – And More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:30

Please Spread The Word! This week, I started the episode off by talking about my good friends Barry and Lynne Morgan, from SimpleGoodLifeNetwork.com. Many of you may recall that I interviewed Barry and Lynne back in episode 208 of Podcast Answer Man. Barry emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that he has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer and had asked me if I would please pray for himself and Lynne as well during this time. This week, Barry had asked if I would be willing to have a call with him to discuss a few decisions he needed to make and we had that call on Tuesday of this week. I was so inspired by Barry's courage and faith in the midst of what he is going through and I became very excited to learn about how he plans to share his faith and his journey in a brand new podcast that he and Lynne are launching at http://GodIsBiggerThanCancer.com. I want to personally ask that everyone go and subscribe to their podcast, give it a five star rating, and leave a review for them in iTunes by CLICKING HERE. I would also like to ask you to follow them on TWITTER and like them on FACEBOOK. And if you know anyone who has been touched by cancer, would you please tell them to check out Barry & Lynne's podcast. As I am writing this, I know at the first episode is not yet online. However, I know that Barry and Lynne have set aside everything else and will be focusing on three things. Those three things are prayer, seeking wise counsel and searching through information on various treatment options, and sharing everything they learn and their experience in this podcast as means of being a Faith, Hope and Healing resource for those afflicted with the deadliest forms of cancer and their families and loved ones. Please do help me spread the word! Posts Per Category Plugin Did you ever wish you could set the number of posts that are included in the rss feed for each category independently? Up till now, you only had the option of a general setting that controlled the number of posts that are included in the RSS feeds of your site overall. However, my great friend Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com has created a FREE PLUGIN that allows you manually choose how many posts for each category independently. In this episode, Pat joins me to explain why and how this Posts Per Category Plugin came about. Pat all mentioned the WP Smush.it Plugin and the site web-sniffer.net. What If You Can't Talk? Nick called in to ask for advice of what to do if your voice is giving out on you and you have a weekly show that must go on. I shared a few options that came to mind off the top of my head. Do you have some additional thoughts? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below. Getting Audio From My Computer Speakers? Tony called in to ask if there was an easy way to listen to music from his computer speakers on hi iMac outside of manually unplugging the cord from the speaker jack of the iMac each and every time he's not using his mixer and wants to listen to iTunes, Pandora, or when watching a YouTube video. I shared how I handle this on my own setup. Is there a configuration tool that he can download to force his computer to ignore that the speaker jack has a cable plugged into it? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below. What If I Make Mistakes And Lose Listeners? Cassius Morris, from The Creatures of The Net podcast, called in to share that he's made some mistakes that have cost him some listeners. He's share that he has learned a lot from these mistakes, yet he notices that he's not getting very much feedback. In the episode, I share some thoughts on what to focus on in a situation like this and some thoughts on how to handle the feedback situation. Do you have some thoughts to add? If so, please leave a comment in the comments section below. How Can I Change My RSS Feed From One Website To Another?

 238 Podcast Answer Man – Audio Levels – Apple Fixes Artwork Preview with iTunes 10-5-1 – And Much More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:40

The Canon HF G10 Camera This week, I started the episode off by talking about how and why I have been dabbling with video more and more lately. Those who know me, know that I am a strong believer that there is more power in audio podcasting than there is in video podcasting. However, I believe that there is so much you can do to compliment the audio content that you produce by randomly creating video content as well. In the episode, I shared that the video interview that I did with Leo Laporte was recording using my Canon HFG10 camera. Click play and look at the amazing quality that you can get with this camera. iTunes 10.5.1 Fixes .mp3 Artwork Preview In episode 233, I had shared the reason why the desktop icons of .mp3 files were not displaying the artwork after they were successfully tagged with an image file. I am happy to announce that the latest update to iTunes finally resolves this issue for us. Audio Levels Mark called to ask what process I go to to make sure that my audio levels are consistent throughout my show and he also wondered how I decide "how hot" to make my audio when getting ready to do export the file. Mark also asked how I go about getting consistent audio levels between caller to caller when the audio levels of all the audio feedback that comes in are at different volume levels. I share the answer to all Mark's questions in the episode. What is Apple Core Media? Dave called in to say that he has upgraded to a Libsyn account that offers "advanced stats." He wants to know what the Apple Core Media stands for. I share the answer to this question in the podcast episode. Is The Roland R-05 Discontinued? Mark P called in to ask if the Roland R-05 has been discontinued. He said he was able to pick one up for only $100 and wondered if it were a sign that they were no longer being produced. I answer this in the episode, but I'll go ahead and state it here. The Roland R-05 is still in production and I still love this recorder! What if a story I linked to goes Away? Dan Mattson called to say that a publication did a story about him and his podcast recently. He linked to that story in his show notes. However, he wanted to know if there was another way to get a copy of that story just in case the publisher ever decided to remove it from their public website. Get Amazing Stuff for only $5 My good friend, Dr. Soram Khalsa, told me about http://fiverr.com. Check it out some time. You'll be amazed at how much you can get for only five bucks! PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com. PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 237 Podcast Answer Man – Video Blog Update – November 2011 | File Type: video/x-m4v | Duration: Unknown

A Video Blog Style Update: Every now and then, I like to sit and think about all the wonderful things I have experienced on my journey in pursuing the work that I love and feel called to. If I were to talk about all the blessings that have come my way in 2011, the video below would be at least eight hours long. Instead of sharing everything, I figured I'd hit record on the video camera and simply start sharing the things that come to mind in under 20 minutes. The video below is the result of this recording session. Things mentioned in this video blog post: - Episode 483 of Pursuing A Balanced Life - http://gspn.tv/pabl483 - Episode where I declared my focus on The Year of Providence - http://gspn.tv/pabl485 - Podcasting A to Z - http://PodcastingAtoZ.com - Podcaster's Mastermind Group - Details Coming Soon! - The launch of a new podcast - http://GeekologyToday.com - Why I Do What I Do - http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/why Is a video blog update like this something that interests you? If you enjoy this kind of video blog update, please let me know in the comments section below. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 236 Podcast Answer Man – Leo Laporte Interview – The Power of Podcasting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:58

My Interview With Leo Laporte Folks, I am so excited to share this interview with with you. There is no doubt that this will forever be one of my all time favorite episodes of Podcast Answer Man. I'd encourage you to watch the interview via the vide...

 235 Podcast Answer Man – Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income From Your Podcasting Efforts – My BlogWorld LA 2011 Session | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:50

My BlogWorld LA 2011 Talk I am so excited to share my BlogWorld LA 2011 talk with you here in this episode of Podcast Answer Man. The talk was titled "Forget CPM! Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income From Your Podcasting Efforts." The audio of this is included in the podcast feed. However, I'm also embedding the video of my talk below. I hope that the biggest takeaway, from my talk, will be the formula for success that I focus on within the first 20 minutes of my talk. It is my belief that if you do not have the solid foundation that I share in this formula, you will not be able to duplicate the success I have found. Furthermore, if you follow the formula of success that I provide, I believe you will find that you don't want to simply try to duplicate the streams of income that I have pursued, but you'll become very creative in coming up with your own ideas for generating income in the process. Here's the video: PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to work with you using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com. PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 234 Podcast Answer Man – BlogWorld LA Review – Meeting Leo Laporte – Occupy TWiT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Very Important Note: On Thursday, January 5th, 2012, I recorded several shows for my gspn.tv production network where I mentioned that I had shared A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of gspn.tv content. Unfortunately, in most of those episodes, I told folks to be sure and check out episode 234 of Podcast Answer Man to be sure they understand what is happening moving forward and why it is happening. However, IT IS EPISODE 243 that contains this MAJOR announcement. To listen to this very important episode, PLEASE CLICK HERE! Recording From The Road In this special episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am joined by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt from FightingAnorexia.com and MyInterContinentalLife.com. Together, while driving from Petaluma to Oakland California, we give you our review of BlogWorld LA and share our amazing journey of visiting the TWiT Studio. Meeting Leo Laporte There is no doubt that you will hear the excitement in my voice when you hear me share what it was like to finally get to meet Leo Laporte. You'll have to listen to the episode to hear just how amazing this visit was. WOW! What an amazing trip this has been! Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 233 Podcast Answer Man – Missing Artwork Previews – Podcast Hosting – MDX 4600 – ShareBar Plugin – BlogWorld LA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:58

Podcamp Cincinnati Reactions I kick off this episode of Podcast Answer Man by giving my reactions the first ever, Podcamp Cincinnati. I share why I felt that this was one of the best Podcamp experiences to date. Missing Artwork Previews On The Mac Katie Davis called in to say that she watched the video on tagging on my LearnHowToPodcast.com tutorial and noticed that the artwork previews were working on my display in that tutorial but she is not able to to get them to show up on her Mac. In the episode, I explain why this is. Confused About Hosting Emily called in to say that she is confused about the hosting of a podcast. I try to bring a little clarity to this matter and suggest that she watch part 1 and part 4 of the tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com. MDX 4600 Tutorial Feedback Tommy sent some audio feedback regarding my MDX 4600 video tutorial. I share my thoughts regarding the reactions that I have received regarding this tutorial. If you are looking to purchase the Behringer MDX4600, you can find my tutorial by clicking here. Testing Out ShareBar Plugin I recently made the decision to try out the ShareBar plugin. In the episode, I share some of my initial thoughts on the plugin. What I like about it and what I am not so crazy about. Do you have a social sharing plugin that you enjoy using on your site? Please tell me in the comments section. UPDATE AFTER PUBLISHED: It's funny, but just as I was publishing this episode, I decided to dump ShareBar and I'm currently trying out the SexyBookmarks Plugin. I'm enjoying it so far. However, I would love to know how I could additionally put the share bar in the middle of really long posts or pages. So far, I can only see the option to either put it above or below the post or both. However, I'd love to have a shortcode to additional put it anywhere within the post as well. Want to attend BlogWorld LA? If you want to attend BlogWorld LA, you can use my promo code RAVEN20 to save 20% off the cost of the conference. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER My BlogWorld LA Talk Link: http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/forgetcpmtalk Title: Forget CPM! Proven Strategies For Generating Serious Income FromYour Podcasting Efforts! Description: As a full-time podcast producer and podcast consulting/coach, Cliff Ravenscraft left his career in insurance, of 11 years, to pursue his passion of podcasting in January of 2008. In this session, Cliff will share how he generated just over $177,000 in income in 2010 and you will hear the story behind why one listener sent him a contribution of $12,000 to support the content of Cliff’s Generally Speaking Production Network. This session will also feature stories of many of Cliff’s consultant/coaching clients who have also achieved similar success from their podcasting efforts over the past several years. All of which were achieved without the use of CPM advertising! gspn.tv LA Meetup Friday, November 4th at 7pm PST RSVP at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/lameetup More details about the location of this event will be posted in the Facebook event once I have them. The meetup will almost certainly be close to the LA Convention Center where BlogWorld is being held. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 232 Podcast Answer Man – TWiT & LA Meetup Announcement! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:34

Very Important Announcements Hey folks, I had to release this very special episode to provide a few very time sensitive announcements. Please take a few moments to have a listen to this brief episode to learn what I've got planned for my trip to the West Coast. Here is some important information from the announcements that I made. gspn.tv LA Meetup Friday, November 4th at 7pm PST RSVP at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/lameetup More details about the location of this event will be posted in the Facebook event once I have them. The meetup will almost certainly be close to the LA Convention Center where BlogWorld is being held. gspn.tv - Visit TWiT Meetup Sunday, November 6th at 2:30pm PST NOTE: All available spots have been filled for this event. Please do consider the LA Meetup listed above! Details at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/twitmeetup If you are planning to attend this meetup, do be sure that you email Eva@twit.tv to make your reservation for the studio audience of This Week In Tech. Want to attend BlogWorld LA? If you want to attend BlogWorld LA, you can use my promo code RAVEN20 to save 20% off the cost of the conference. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 231 Podcast Answer Man – Four Figure Per Episode Sponsorship And More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:19

How Do I Set Up Email With My Podcast? Mark called in and shared that he is setting up his podcast so that his website is running on WordPress and his media files will be hosted with Libsyn. He states that he is having a difficult time figuring out h...

 230 Podcast Answer Man – Why Do I Do What I Do? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:56

Have You Asked Yourself Why? In has been six years since I was first introduced to the world of audio podcasting. You only need to go through the information on my about page to learn just how much of a profound impact podcasting has had on my life. Last week, I was interviewed by John Martin of Small Business Round Table, for an upcoming podcast episode. In the interview, he asked me one of the most powerful questions that I have been asked in an interview. He asked "Why do you do what you do?" While I was able to provide an answer to that question on the spot, I speent this entire weekend pondering that question on each of the things that I have committed myself to. In this episode, I share some top of mind thoughts when it comes to why I create all the podcast content that I create. I also spend some time sharing why I do one on one consulting/coaching and group training in my Podcasting A to Z course. At the very core, I do not do what I do for the money. There have been a few times when I've become distracted by the potential for making more money. I'm certainly not opposed to finding ways to increase my income further by what I do. However, deep down, I'm often reminded that I need to step back and get refocused on my reason for doing what I do. Over the past six years, I've received hundreds upon hundreds of phone calls, emails, and letters from people all over the world who have shared how something that I've shared in a podcast episode has had a positive impact on their lives. As you will find out in this episode, audio podcasting is continuing to have a massive positive impact in my own life. It is my hope and desire that I will continue to have the honor of producing such valuable content and it is equally my desire to help other people discover the joy of producing similar content. I hope you enjoy this special episode of Podcast Answer Man. Here is the list of links from this episode: - http://gspn.tv/thatepisode - http://48days.com/listen - http://gspn.tv/knowthyself - http://HookedOnWoodenBoats.com - http://PodcastingAtoZ.com - http://gspn.tv/debtfree - http://gspn.tv/pablcontagious - http://VirtualAssistantPodcast.com - http://gspn.tv/renegade - http://gspn.tv/renegadebusiness - http://gspn.tv/renegadebless - Redeeming Love Book - So You Don't Want To Go To Church Book - http://gspn.tv/freedompodcast - http://gspn.tv/atc121 - http://AlmostDailyDevotional.com (162-164) - http://gspn.tv/godjourneypodcast - http://gspn.tv/lifestreampodcast PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS: I also have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

 229 Podcast Answer Man – What Will 2GB Get You? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:21

Big Things Happening In Other Areas of Life: I'm excited to bring to bring you this episode of Podcast Answer Man. As the show starts, I mentioned a few links that you can check out to see what has been going on in some other areas of my life over th...

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