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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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 362 Podcasting App To Be UnRemovable in iOS 8? Three Ways To Read All Written Reviews of Your Podcast. Can You Fanscribe Your Podcast? And Much Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:56

Permanent Podcasting App in iOS 8? Special thanks to Troy Heinritz for alerting me to a Mac Rumors article noting that the Podcasts App, from Apple, is pre-installed in the new iOS8 beta 2 version of the software. If this remains in iOS8, it means that every iOS 8 user will have the podcasts app […]

 361 The Next Level Studio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:24

I’m In My New Studio! I know that I’ve been talking about getting ready to move into my new studio for a very long time. We started the building process, of our new home, a full year ago. I’ve been dreaming of the day that I would actually have all this extra space for all […]

 360 Does Listening Via Stitcher Really Support Content Producers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:16

Why I Found Stitcher’s Last Email To Be Misleading! (00:34:32) Recently, the CEO of Sticher Radio, Noah Shanok, sent an email, to those who use their app, to apologize for “instances where their ad system performed in unexpected and sometimes suboptimal ways, for example by delivering ads at less than ideal times, serving repetitive ads, […]

 359 Should I Rebrand & Relaunch My Show To Take Advantage of New & Noteworthy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:03

Immediately after recording this episode, I announced to those who were watching live, in the chat room, that I would personally rate this episode about a 6 out of 10 on a quality scale. Going into the episode, I was pretty excited about the content that I had planned for the show. However, I ended […]

 358 Should I Use SoundCloud? Setting Boundaries With Your Audience? Co-Hosting Advice & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:56

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Become An Expert At Saying No! Recently, I received an email, from Gloria, that said… “I Just spent the day listening to your podcast! So valuable and I feel so blessed to have found it! In episode 321, you mentioned a talk you gave about four reasons entrepreneurs should say no. […]

 357 How Do I Get More Feedback From My Audience? And Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:20

    Catching Up On Voice Messages In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my latest thoughts as I continue to daydream about what life will be like when I am in my new studio space once our new home construction is complete. Also, in this episode, I answer six questions that […]

 356 The Response To Last Week’s Episode & An Interview With Dane Sanders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:58

Response To Last Week’s Episode Last week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man prompted a large amount of feedback related to three items. First, I had made a point to produce the entire episode without a single audio clip included. Second, episode 355 was the longest episode, of Podcast Answer Man, that I have ever published, […]

 355 Why You Should NOT Start A Podcast – My Thoughts Regarding Spencer Haw’s Blog Post On This Topic. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:51:50

This week's podcast episode is unique in several ways. First, I made the intentional decision to not use any audio clips within the podcast from beginning to end. I did this as a means of motivation for brand new podcasters who may be struggling to find the right music or audio branding for their podcast. My thought is that if you have content that is worth creating, you should not let something as little as not having any music keep you from sharing that content with the world. Also, I've never produced an episode of Podcast Answer Man that has gone this far over an hour in length. This episode is actually 1 hour and 52 minutes. However, I can't see a way that I would have been able to share what was on my mind without spending this amount of time on the topic. On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, I was notified that my name had been mentioned in a blog post titled "Why You Should NOT Start a Podcast," written by Spencer Haws. In his blog post, Spencer shared his "very real and raw thoughts" about his own podcast and why he thinks many people shouldn’t start a podcast. A majority of this extremely lengthy episode is my full reaction to what Spencer shared in that blog post.     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Conference Link - Click Here Use Promo Code "Cliff" to save $150     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affiliate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.     Podcast Video Tutorials: I have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based upon the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.     I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews! If you have ever read my blog post about

 354 The New New Twitter – Book Recommendations – And Much More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:50

The New New Twitter Is Getting Close It's been a few years since Twitter had a major overhaul of their web user interface. Twitter recently rolled out a redesign of their User Profiles. The change to the new design will eventually happen for all users. However, you can click here to get the new design now. Erik Fisher and I discuss our thoughts on the new profile design in this episode.     Christina Canters' Inspirational Interview Invitations I had to give a shout out to Christina Canters for creating what has to be the single most creative podcast interview invitation that I have seen to date. Check out the video here: Here's another example of her creativity in action:     Book Recommendations Below are a list of book recommendations that I made, in this episode, as I was browsing through the books that I had on my Kindle Account. - Necessary Endings - Dr. Henry Cloud - A Renegade's Guide To God - Dr. David Foster - Thou Shall Prosper - Rabbi Daniel Lapin - Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker - Stand And Deliver - Dale Carnegie - The Millionaire Messenger - Brandon Burchard - EntreLeadership - Dave Ramsey - The Strangest Secret - Earl Nightengale - 3 Free Sins - Steve Brown (Interview With Steve) - Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki - Steve Jobs Biography - Walter Isaacson - So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore - Wayne Jacobsen - ReWork -Jason Fried - Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - Outwitting The Devil - by Napoleon Hill - 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss There are a large number of other books that I have read that have had a profound impact on my personal and professional life. However, these books, listed above, do scratch the surface of the principles that drive how I live my life and operate my business.     Other Notes From This Episode - Shout out to Clark Gaither For Promoting Podcasting - Podcast Answer Man Episode on Making Yourself Newsworthy - Is it legal to use people's voice messages in your podcast? - Blog post on Voicemail Options - Random thoughts about my latest reading habits. -     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO

 353 Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business? How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email? Why Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host’s RSS Feed? And How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:00

Why Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host's RSS Feed? Several people have been emailing me, recently, telling me that they have been getting a lot of conflicting advice regarding which rss feed they should use. Specifically, there have been many folks that have been told that the best option for new podcasters, who are hosting with Libsyn, is to allow Libsyn to not only host their media files, but to also allow them to host the website and their rss feed for their podcast. I have been a supporter of Libsyn since 2006 and I am personally responsible for sending hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to their service. However, I have always, and still do, suggest that podcasters only use Libsyn for media hosting and stats alone. In this episode, I share exactly why I feel so strongly about this.     How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host Gina wants to do a podcast with a co-host that is in a different location, via Skype. She wanted to know if I had any thoughts on how they can do this without constantly interrupting each other since they will not have the normal visual queues to go off of. I share my thoughts in this episode.     Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business? Jeff called in and asked... "How can a sports talk podcast and website, which isn't a business, actually dive into the entrepreneurial aspects that you consistently talk about? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?" I certainly had a few thoughts to share, on this topic, in the episode.     How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email? Finally, my good friend, Butch Gibson, called in on the voice mail feedback hotline and left a 3 minute and 18 second voice message. His main point was how much he appreciated the fact that, even with the success that I have achieved, I still manage time to read the emails he sends to me and to send back a cordial response to each. Butch even made a point to say that I'm a "good guy" and that he's noticed that some other folks out there seem to go out of their way to be rude in response to some of the correspondence that he sends their way. The thoughts that I shared, in response to Butch's feedback, may shock some of my listeners. Listen to this episode to hear the thoughts that I shared.     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Conference Link - Click Here Use Promo Code "Cliff" to save $150     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn,

 352 Twitter Photos – Photo Tagging – Skype TX – Patreon – Naming New Studio And More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:52

Twitter Photos & Tag Spam In this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher joins me to discuss Twitter's new ability to upload four pictures to a single tweet using their mobile application. We also talk about the ability to tag people in the photos you upload form the mobile Twitter app. This led us into a discussion about tag spam among other things.     Way of Life App for iOS Last week, I shared my greatest pet peeve with the Lift App. Thanks to my great friend, Kim Landwehr, I have started to use the Way of Life App for iOS. Listen to this episode to learn what I like this application so much and what habits I am attempting to make a part of my daily life.     Patreon For #PABL? In episode 573 of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I shared with my community that I'm considering the launch of a Patreon campaign to take my #PABL podcast to the next level.     Skype TX Many of you have asked me to give my opinion on the announcement of Skype TX. My opinion on this is that it is too early to have an opinion on this. When they finally release pricing and hardware specs, we'll have more to go on.     Congrats Troy & Wayne A big congratulations to Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson for the shout out of their Resurrection Revealed podcast that they received from 104.5 FM in Wilmington North Carolina.     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Conference Link - Click Here Use Promo Code "Cliff" to save $150     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affiliate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.    

 351 On Air Signs – Shark Tank Podcast – And So Much More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:24

Remote Controlled On Air Sign I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. However, it recently occurred to me that I could use one of those WeMo switches by Belkin to operate a plugged in On Air Light/Sign that I could place just outside my studio. In fact, I may place a second remote controlled light on the main level of the house so that the rest of the family will know, upstairs, when I am actually recording something. I haven't chosen which Recording / On Air light that I am going to go with. However, I am looking for something that will look really nice. I've been looking at this and this. For those who prefer to go super low budget, I found this DIY On Air Light tutorial that shows you how you could make an On Air Light for less than $20.     Shark Tank Fan Podcast I am honored to have my great friend, Pierce Marrs, join me to talk about his experience with podcasting. I am a huge fan of the television show, Shark Tank and Pierce hosts a great Shark Tank Fan Podcast. I highly encourage you to listen to his interview with Barbara Corcoran, from the show.     Also In This Episode... I also shared my thoughts after attending the second annual Social Media Marketing World conference, my first Uber Experience, a frustration with the Lift App and the amazing opportunity to be on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego news show.     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Conference Link -

 350 Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make And What To Do If You’ve Made Them – & Much Much More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:02

Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make In this episode, of Podcast Answer Man, I share ten of the most common mistakes that I have seen thousands of brand new podcasters make. I not only share my thoughts on why these are mistakes, I also give suggestions of what you can do if you have made any of these mistakes yourself. A lot of knowledge but little passion for the topic No clear purpose/reason for doing the show / No Specific Goals Having the "Show Me The Money" attitude Expecting massive success at the launch of the podcast Focusing on stats instead of existing audience Not having a mailing list from the beginning Wanting to launch several shows at once Really bad audio quality Waiting to launch until everything is perfect! Not releasing your podcast as a .mp3 file.     Two Cool Web Apps For Podcasters I recently received an email from Regan STarr about a web app that he created that easily shows you the top 400 ranked podcasts in iTunes by Category and Subcategory. You can check that out by clicking here. While looking at Regan's site, I noticed he also had a cool web app for easily finding the rss feed for any podcast in iTunes. Check it out by clicking here.     Interview with Steve Lankford It was a huge honor to connect with Steve Lankford to talk about how things are going with his Health Quest Podcast. Steve was a student of my Podcasting A to Z course back in 2011 and he recently emailed me about reaching his 100th podcast episode milestone. I invited Steve to come and share some thoughts on his experience with podcasting over the past two years.     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Podcast Movement Conference August 16-17, 2014 - Dallas, TX Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here Platform Conference November 9-11, 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Conference Link - Click Here Use Promo Code "Cliff" to save $150     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affiliate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you

 349 Dealing With Negative Feedback – How To Come Back From A Podfade – DropCam Pro Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:48

Dealing With Negative Feedback It's been a long time since I last covered the topic of dealing with negative feedback. Earlier this week, I was listening to the Jillian Michaels Show and she had an episode titled Haters Are Gonna Hate. In this episode, I shared about seven and a half minutes from Jillian's show and gave a few of my thoughts on the importance of discerning the difference between when someone has a legitimate criticism of your podcast and whether or not the person is simply projecting their own issues and problems on to you. (This topic starts at 00:48:47) I've actually talked about dealing with negative feedback with much greater detail in episode 106 of Podcast Answer Man. If this is a topic of interest to you, I highly encourage you to check out that episode. While I have received my share of extremely negative and hurtful criticism over the past several years, I don't usually share it in Podcast Answer Man. However, I did make an exception for episode 198 of Podcast Answer Man. If you want to hear a hater hating on me, I encourage you to check out that episode.     How Do I Recover From A Podfading Experience? Jonathan Gaby recently sent me an email saying, "I started a podcast several months ago and have succumbed to the dreaded pod-fade. Ugh, I know right? How embarrassing and humiliating. So, how does one gracefully and with mucho class recover and restart the podcast?" In this episode, I talk about what podfading is and I give several thoughts to consider when deciding how to move forward after you have abandoned your podcast audience. (00:08:22)     My Review of The Dropcam Pro For the past several weeks, I'd been looking out for a new gadget to geek out on. I had always been interested in the Dropcam Pro wifi enabled cameras. I recently decided to purchase a Dropcam Pro and I love it! In this episode, I share my thoughts on the this camera and the overall Dropcam experience. (00:32:43)     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affiliate program only given to a hand select...

 348 The Episode I Almost Deleted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:34

It's been a long time since I recorded an episode of Podcast Answer Man that I actually deleted. I have had a few episodes where I went back and re-recorded a section or two. There have even been a few episodes that I had to do some heavy editing on to turn them into something that I could be proud to publish. However, even with the a re-recorded intro and a little bit of editing, this episode almost didn't get published. I admit that I went into this episode with very little preparation, outside of a test run of the Fuze Box video conferencing service. I plan to return next week with a bit more preparation and some more "Can't Live Without Content."     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. I look forward to potentially working with you.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn! Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affiliate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.     Podcast Video Tutorials: I 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.     I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews! If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer. I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five star rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man. Subscribe To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast:

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