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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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 347 Appear.In Free Peer to Peer Video Conferencing & The Podcast Movement Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:46

Keynoting At The Podcast Movement In this episode, I talk with Jared Easley and Gary Leland who, together with Dan Franks and Mitch Todd, are putting together the new Podcast Movement National Podcasting Conference. During my conversation with Gary and Jared, I ask why they made the decision to start this conference. We also talked about the Kickstarter Campaign, the venue and other details about the event. I'm happy to announce that I have accepted the invitation to Keynote at the Podcast Movement and I hope to see you in Dallas on August 16th & 17th.     You Have To Check Out Appear.In Earlier this week, David Dell introduced me to a relatively new online video conference call service that is currently 100% free and requires no downloads at all. The service is called Appear.in. I shared a few brief details about this service in the opening of the show. However, it turned out that I got to try it out as an option for bringing guests into my podcast due to some technical difficulties with Skype. It worked great. After my conversation with Jared and Gary, I ended up going into greater detail about my experience with this cool, free, online application. Below is an image from test call that I did with Tim Arthur, Albert Hathazi and Jonathan Shank.     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,

 346 Should We Stop Using The Term Podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:40

Why I Still Defend The Term PODCAST Matt Lovell is one of thirty students who are currnetly going through the 15th session of my Podcasting A to Z training course. Matt started a conversation inspired by something that he heard on Dan Miller's podcast. Dan had stated that, starting in 2014, he was no longer going to refer to his show as a podcast due to the fact that he feels that it "implies old technology." Matt wanted to know if I had any thoughts on this topic and suggested that it might even make a good topic to cover on Podcast Answer Man. I devoted a majority of this episode to sharing why I am such a strong defender of keeping and using the terms Podcast and Podcasting (Starts at 00:14:55)     Stepping Down From New Media Expo Some of you will recall that, back in episode 344, I announced I was shutting down the Podcast Mastermind. This week, I opened the episode with another major announcement. Effective last week, I resigned from my position as Director of Podcasting for New Media Expo. I am very proud of what was accomplished with the Podcasting Track for New Media Expo in such a short period of time. I am thrilled with the amount of energy and momentum that has built up around the Podcasting Community at this conference. As the popularity of podcasting grows, maintaining a high standard for the Podcasting Track will only require more time, effort and energy than I've already been investing into the Podcasting Track to get it to where it is today. Due to the goals and priorities that I have established for myself in 2014, It became clear that I would not be able to put the amount of time, effort and energy required to take the Podcast Mastermind and the Podcasting Track of New Media Expo to the Next Level. I have also been heavily invested in the concept of potentially hosting my own conference in 2015.     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,

 345 Podcast Patent Update – A Talk With Michael Stelzner About Social Media Marketing World – Paper App by Facebook – The Whiteification of Twitter – Flappy Bird – And More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:09

Social Media Marketing World In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I talk with Michael Stelzner from Social Media Examiner. The main focus of our conversation is to discuss what the Social Media Marketing World Conference is about and who, specifically, should consider attending. (Starts at 00:38:57)     Podcasting Patent Update Special thanks to Gabe DiMaio for pointing me to the Ars Technica article titled... "Patent troll CEO explains why company wants names of EFF donors." The articles explains... "The CEO and general counsel of Personal Audio LLC got on the phone with Ars Technica to explain why the company is asking for the identities of more than 1,300 donors who have chipped in to help the Electronic Frontier Foundation fight its podcasting patent." Link to full article     Social Media Segment Erik Fisher and I discuss the new Twitter Re-design that is slowly being rolled out. We also discussed the new Paper App from Facebook. Of course, there is also the "much much more" included in this episode as well.     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

 344 Why I’m Shutting Down The Podcast Mastermind, Even Though It Generated Over $57,000 In 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:35

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share one of the top five most difficult decisions that I've had to make in my business. February 2014 marks the second anniversary of The Podcast Mastermind. In spite of the fact that it was responsible for generating over $57,000 in profit for my business in 2013, alone, I made the decision to completely shut it down. The difficulty of this decision has nothing to do with the loss of the $57K and has everything to do with the amazing benefits that have come as a result of being a part of seeing massive life change in the lives of the members that it served. This is now my favorite episode of Podcast Answer Man to date. In it, you will learn why I had to shut down The Podcast Mastermind. You'll also get a valuable insight into the type of commitment that I have to my business and my desire to always under promise and over deliver on every commitment that I make to those I work with in any way. I hope that you find this episode an entertaining source of education, encouragement and inspiration. If so, I would be honored if you would consider asking others to have a listen in your social media channels. Also, I would love to hear your feedback related to this episode in the comments 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. 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 Answe...

 343 Five Tips for Reducing or Eliminating Mouth Noises From Your Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:24

Reducing or Eliminating Mouth Noises Over the past eight years, I've had the privilege of working with thousands of people on the launch of their podcast. On average, about one out of ten individuals have experienced a significant issue with mouth noises. In this episode, I invited Renee Chambliss, professional audio book narrator, to share some valuable tips on how to reduce or possibly eliminate mouth noises when recording your podcast. The 5 Tips That Renee Shared 1. Make sure that you are well hydrated. 2. Try using lip balm. 3. Start with a fresh clean mouth. 4. Green Apple Slices (Extra Saliva) 5. Listen to yourself and practice. Note: We talk about breathing during your podcast between 00:16:10 through 00:21:35     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.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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.

 342 – Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter & A Conversation With Scott Stratten | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:11

Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter In several recent episodes of Podcast Answer Man, Erik Fisher and I have discussed our desire to get back to using Twitter the way that we did in the old days. The main problem, however, has been that it is increasingly difficult to use twitter in this way due to the trend where the average user has made it a practice where a majority of their tweets are automated, scheduled, and/or contain mostly links to their own and other people's content. It seemed that gone were the days where folks would actually use Twitter to share what is "going on" in their world, giving you more of a behind the scenes look into their lives. In this episode, Erik and I had Scott Stratten join us for a 30 minute conversation about the use of Twitter as a channel for real-time conversation. Following our conversation with Scott, we shared five tips for taking a more relational approach to interacting with folks on Twitter. 1) Decide Who You Follow Carefully. 2) Start out by Making Deposits / Investing in Others. 3) Use TweetBot to MUTE undesirable content. 4) Use Twitter Lists to your advantage. 5) Don't Interrupt people all day with your Tweets.     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.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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.    

 341 Music For Your Podcast – How Can I Play Licensed Music In My Podcast? – Royalty Free Music – Independent Music – Podsafe Music – Jingles – Custom Music & More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:08

Can I Play Music In My Podcast? One of the top five things that I am most often asked about is whether or not you can play music in your podcast. I created this extended edition of Podcast Answer Man to serve as a resource that I can point folks to as questions related to music in a podcast continue to come in. Topic starts at 10 minutes and 30 seconds.     Here are the resources related to what I shared in this episode. - Fair Use WikiPedia Article. - Four-Factor Balancing Test for Fair Use. - Dan Miller's Podcast - Ray Edward's Podcast - Corbis Entertainment / GreenLight Licensing. - Harry Fox Agency Licensing - MusicBakery.com - JewelBeat.com - YouTube Audio Library - MusicAlley.com - CyberPR.com - Geoff Smith Jingles - Music Radio Creative - PodcastingAtoZ.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. 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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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 audi...

 340 New Media Expo 2014 Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:25

New Media Expo 2014 Review I just returned from New Media Expo and the reality is that I should have taken this week off. I had such an amazing time at the event. However, the lack of sleep and the long days did wear me down quite a bit. With that, I originally recorded episode 340 early this morning and I simply was not happy with the episode that I had produced. I ended up going back to bed for a few more hours the afternoon and I came back into the studio and created the episode that you will hear here. For those of you who were in Las Vegas, thank you for coming to the event and I truly hope that you had an amazing experience at New Media Expo 2014!     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.     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. Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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....

 339 The Value of Grind-It-Out, Slow & Steady Podcasting – You Don’t Have To Be Another Podcasting Rock Star! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:13

Tom Adams Shares The Value of A Small Narrow Niche Audience Podcasting to a small, niche audience is an often overlooked opportunity by many potential podcasters. Tom Adams has discovered just how valuable they can be. Tom is a consultant, executive coach and author, as well as the President of a boutique web marketing agency that serves the commercial records and information management services industry. Tom's niche industry audio podcast, the RIMproReport produced it's 166th episode just before the holiday break. His podcast is exclusively sponsored by a vendor within his industry and it generates peripheral revenue for Tom and his company. Tom and I discuss the lessons he's learned doing the show, the value of a small niche audience and the evolving approach he takes to the podcast. We also discuss the benefits he's gained from his podcast and discusses the differences between audio podcasting and his more recent video podcast, Thrive in 5.     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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

 338 Evergreen Content & Thoughts Behind A New Opening Script | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:26

Creating Evergreen Content (00:38:45) In this episode, I talk about the value in intentionally creating evergreen content. In my weekly podcast, I may discuss topics that are extremely relevant today but may not be applicable months or years down the road. However, I will often create a segment of an episode or even full episodes where I intentionally create something that will be "evergreen" and something that I will refer back to for years to come. I've also been known to create a brand new podcast, with the end in mind, where the entire 10 to 15 episodes (or more if needed) are intended to be an evergreen resource like my Virtual Assistant Podcast.     Thoughts Behind A New Intro Script I've been thinking about changing the script to my intro for many months now. As I shared in this episode, I changed the focus of the content of Podcast Answer Man back in January 2012 when I announced that I was canceling six podcasts and rolling much of the best content from Business Tech Weekly, Social Media Serenity and Successful Life Mindset into this podcast. This change in content focus has been extremely successful and the size of the audience for this podcast has grown immensely as a result. However, the reality is that, until now, I had never made a change to the opening script that reflects the true focus of Podcast Answer Man. In this episode, I tried out my new script and shared the thoughts that went into the wording that I chose. (This topic starts at the very beginning of the episode)     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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.

 337 Wired Lavalier Recommendation For Speakers & Much More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:21

Wired Lavalier Recommendation for Speakers and Presenters I've often been asked what type of lavalier mic I would recommend for a professor who wanted to record their classroom lectures or for speakers who wanted to have an audio recording of their own presentation. In this episode, I give my full endorsement of the Rhode SmartLav wired Lavalier mic. This is a very inexpensive, yet high quality, wired lavalier mic made specifically to work with your smart phone (Will not work with digital recorders). I recommend getting the official Rode Rec iOS App to go with it if you have an ios device. I demonstrate how this wired lav sounds when hooked up to my iPhone in this episode. (Starts at 00:13:39)     How Much Is Too Much Talk About Me? Colin called in say that he recently created a podcast to talk about his experience of living with HIV. After producing several episodes, he has become concerned that he may be talking too much about himself. Colin wanted to know my opinion on how much is too much when it comes to talking about yourself in your podcast. You can hear Colin's question and my response starting at 00:36:06.     Also In This Episode: There are several other things that I bring up in this podcast episode. For example, I reveal which podcast is my all-time favorite podcast to produce, how I totally screwed up a podcast episode earlier this week, whether folks should purchase equipment before their Podcasting A to Z session starts, inspiration from Sabas Flores, and whether or not I feel it's okay to start a brand new podcast using one of the many free podcast hosting services.     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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,

 336 Can You Automate Your Way To Relationships? Information Overload & Other Social Media Annoyances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:27

In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I asked Erik Fisher to join me for the whole show to discuss more thoughts related to what we started to discuss in episode 335, related to how Twitter seemed to be losing losing sight of what originally made it so useful in building relationships. This topic sparked quite a discussion on my Facebook post linking back to last week's episode. You can see that full discussion by clicking here. We used this discussion as a basis of continuing our conversation about what we share on social networks, scheduling automatic updates, frequency of automated posts and so much more. We are not stating what we feel others "SHOULD" change how they choose to use social media sites like Twitter. Instead, we are simply sharing very real feelings that we have had as a result of what have been experiencing in social media. From the conversations that I've had with others, I know that we are not alone in how we feel about Twitter's evolution toward becoming an "information network."     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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.

 335 Choosing Your Brand Name – YouTube Comments Changes & Twitter Losing Its Human Feel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:32

Choosing A Name For Your Brand When creating a brand new podcast, I've noticed a large number of people who seem to get stuck when it comes to choosing the name of their brand and/or podcast. I am a huge fan of choosing a name that can clearly communicate the essence of what your podcast is about, even if the name of the podcast is the only thing they have to go by. However, there are a number of folks who would rather come up with a more creative approach to the naming of their podcast. In this episode, I share my thoughts on this topic, hoping to encourage folks to simply make a firm decision to choose the name that they like best and then to own it, love it and evangelize it. (This topic starts at 00:02:50)     YouTube Upgrades Comments With Google+ Integration (00:31:00) YouTube has officially updated the YouTube commenting system. It should come as no surprise that they made the decision to integrate Google + into the mix. There have been a number of folks who have expressed dissatisfaction about the changes. Erik Fisher and I discuss what changes have been made, what others are saying about them and our own personal thoughts on the matter as well.     Twitter Losing Its Human Feel (00:52:38) Twitter recently released a video explaining what Twitter is. Most notable to me was that they said it's most like a newspaper. This fits with their branding as and "Information Network" and not a "Social Network," something they stated publicly some time ago. However, this is much different than the Twitter I originally fell in love with. It used to be a "social network" that helped bring the world closer by having everyone answer the question "What Are You Doing?" Erik and I discuss why we miss the old vision for Twitter.     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through

 334 Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey & Skype Desktop API Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:23

Behind Every Great Man, You Will Find A Great Woman! In this week's episode I am honored to have my wife, Stephanie, as a guest with me in the studio. I shared, previously, that we were shocked to learn just how many folks in the Podcast Answer Man community who had no idea that Stephanie had podcasts (plural) of her own. We've had some pretty amazing conversations over the past two weeks, since returning from the Platform Conference, and wanted to share some of the outcomes of those conversations with you. One of the main things that we discuss are Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey. By listening to this episode, you'll get an inside glimpse on how and why Stephanie joined me in my podcasting hobby and how she is actually the person responsible for me going into this line of work full-time. (This portion of the show starts at 00:06:32)     Skype Desktop API Update Great news! Skype has decided to cancel it's plans to stop supporting their desktop API after December of this year. In a blog post on 11/6/2013, they said, "Previously we shared that we would retire the Desktop API later this year. However, I’m happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices." This means that if you are using Skype recording software that works today, it will continue to be supported beyond December of this year!     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% on registration! Social Media Marketing World March 26-28, 2014 - San Diego, CA Affiliate Conference Link - Click Here     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 ...

 333 Checking Your Guns At The Door – Review of Platform Conference Dallas 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:28

I Checked My Guns At The Door! In this week's episode, I share my thoughts as I return from the Platform Conference. I talk about the conference itself, I share my favorite thing about the past week and I share a great deal of information about the talk that I gave and how I took things to the next level by following some advice that I received from my speaking mentor, Ken Davis. I encourage you to check out the video of my talk.     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.     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. New Media Expo January 4-6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV Affiiliate Conference Link - http://gspn.tv/nmx Use promo code "GSPN20" to save 20% 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,

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