Do you have a message that you want to get out to the world? Do you want to take your brand exposure to the next level? In this short video, I share four reasons why creating an audio podcast is the best investment you can make to stand out in our online world!
Three PAM Episodes Per Week?
In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain why I had recently given a great deal of consideration to the thought of producing three 20 minute episodes or two 30 minute episodes, per week, instead of continuing my production of one 60 minute episode each week.
There are three reasons I had considered this change. First, I thought it would be good practice to apply the SCORRE method to each of my podcast episodes, having a focus on a single subject and one objective for each episode. Second, I thought it might make it easier to turn the archives of this podcast into a knowledge base where it would be easy to point people to a show with a single topic per episode. Third, I knew that if I doubled or tripled the amount of episodes I produced each week, I knew that it would increase the number of downloads that iTunes tracks, thus increasing my ranking and exposure within the iTunes podcast directory.
Ultimately, I came to the decision that I will not be moving to multiple episodes per week based upon three potential drawbacks. It would create a break in my consistency. I fear that I would end up overfeeding my audience, and it is simply a great deal more work to produce three shows in a week as compared to a single episode.
Tech Resource of The Week
This week’s Tech Resource of The Week is Scapple from http://LiteratureAndLatte.com. I attempted to explain what this tool does within the episode. However, I think it’s best understood by seeing what can be created with it. As promised, you can see the image or download the pdf that I exported to see the notes I used to produce this episode. Of course, their website has some other images that will inspire you as well. This is an amazing piece of software for just under $15.
Podcasting A to Z|
I am very excited about the fact that the next session of Podcasting A to Z will launch this coming Monday, May 20th. I’ve actually hired a consultant from my referral network to help assist me with answering technical questions. I’m completely reorganizing the weekly assignments to spread out the setup of the podcast more evenly throughout the four weeks of the course and I’m going to finally get the chance to produce the Guide To Recording Co-Hosts, Guests, & Telephone Interviews!
If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details and use discount code “PAM” to save $100 off the cost of the course. I look forward to potentially working with you starting on Monday.
Podcast Mastermind Update
I launched the Podcast Mastermind back in February 2012. When I first announced the details in episode 246, I had no idea that this organization would be as successful as it has been and that so many lives would be positively impacted by it. In this episode, you’ll get to hear a testimony from Podcast Mastermind member Wade Wingler. To learn more about how you can get involved in the Podcast Mastermind, visit http://PodcastMastermind.com.
What I love most about Cesar’s approach to integrated marketing is that he has not turned his niche podcast into full out commercial for his business. While at New Media Expo, Cesar was interviewed by Amanda Coolong of TechZulu. I encourage you to watch the following video and allow it to inspire you on how you can promote your business with a podcast without directly trying to sell anything.
Over the past two years, I have made a decision to put a great deal of focus on getting more involved in public speaking. In a short amount of time, I have made it to the place where I am being paid to speak at events. I have already given my first Keynote address, where I was the very first speaker that was given the opportunity to set the tone for an entire conference. As a result of my initial success, the opportunities for me to speak publicly have increased exponentially.
You would think that this is wonderful news right? It would be, except for one major issue. Until this past week, I have had no confidence in my technical skills of communicating in a public speaking setting. Don’t get me wrong, I was confident that I would “do well” with my talks. However, I could never quite get the hang of how to start a talk powerfully, how to properly prepare for a talk, and I certainly had no clue what to do with my hands, or the rest of my body, when I was up on the stage.
For me, what I lacked in technical skills related to public speaking, I compensated with passion and the powerful stories from the life that I’ve been blessed to live. I knew that it was time for me to take my public speaking to “the next level.” This is why I chose to attend the SCORRE CONFERENCE.
Rather than writing about what I learned, the following video, alone, will demonstrate just how much of an impact the SCORRE Conference has had on my ability to communicate.
Do you desire to communicate more effectively?
Do you desire to have such a focus on what you are communicating that people will remember the points of your talks weeks later?
Would you benefit by having a simple outline that would assist you in the preparation of any message that you need to communicate?
Do you wish to become more intentional and at ease with your stage presence when speaking in front of others?
Would you like to become more confident in your ability to communicate in front of others?
Hey folks, I’m in Orlando Florida this for a conference. However, before I left town, I recorded this extra episode and scheduled it for release here on the site while I was away. Using Vine To Engage With Your Audience In this week’s social media segment, Erik Fisher and I talk about how we can [...]
Get Creative When Naming Your Podcast In iTunes! In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I explain how you can get creative with the way that you name your podcast so that your show will turn up in more search results within iTunes. Adding Pictures & Videos To Your Linked In Profile [...]
One of the questions that I am asked most often is “How do I increase the number of people who subscribe to my podcast?” I usually point these folks to episode 254 where I discuss How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast!. My number one recommendation for growing your audience is to build [...]
I had an amazing experience at the Social Media Marketing World conference that was held last week in San Diego, California. In this episode, I share why this conference was not only a huge win for me, professionally, but I also share why it was a major win for Podcasting as an industry. The title [...]
The 10,000 Hour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell Many people believe that Malcolm Gladwell teaches that you have to work for 10,000 hours in a specific area before you become an expert. This could not be further from the truth, and in this episode of the Podcast Answer Man I explain what the rule actually says, [...]
Why Audio Podcasting Can Work For Visual Topics! I am very happy to feature Chef Keith Snow and his Harvest Eating podcast as my personal plug of the week. I asked Keith if he would be willing to record an audio clip for Podcast Answer Man where he would share some details about a conversation [...]
YouTube Thoughts For Podcasters I can’t believe that I have barely had any coverage of YouTube here on Podcast Answer Man. In this episode, I have Erik Fisher join me for an extended Social Media Segment to spend a great deal of time talking about YouTube and how podcasters can make use of this wonderful [...]
Celebrating My 300th Episode I knew that I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 300th episode of Podcast Answer Man. I thought that sharing one of the greatest keys to my success would be the perfect way to do that. What is this key to success? It’s the value that I place on [...]
GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise: Please click play above to listen to the informational call that will give you the full details of our upcoming GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise. You are invited to join the online community experience of a lifetime. In February of 2011 Stephanie and I took our family on the No [...]
Telephone Interviews & Taking Live Calls Justin called in to say that he’s thinking about getting rid of Skype for his interviews, especially those of the telephone variety. In this episode, I try to convince Justin to investigate improving Skype before going to other interview recording solutions. In response to his question about other options [...]
Podcast Patent Update: EFF & The SHIELD Act If you have not yet listened to Episode 292 of Podcast Answer Man where I introduced the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit, you may want to consider listening to that episode first. Now, several podcasters have received letters from Personal Audio, LLC with a request to contact them to [...]
I wanted to let everyone know that that my next Podcasting A to Z course is set to launch this coming Monday, March 4th. As I am writing this, there are only eight spots left and three individuals who have already informed me that they intend to register later this week. There are two reasons [...]
The SCOORE Conference I’m very excited to announce that I have officially registered for the SCORRE Conference in an effort to take my public speaking to a whole new level. If you have been thinking about improving your own speaking skills, I encourage you to listen to this episode to find out what this conference [...]
An Interview With President George W. Bush Before you click the play button above to listen to this interview, check out the video that I recorded in the Green Room at the Platform Conference. Meet John C Morgan! Okay, so person I’m speaking to in the video above, and in the interview found in [...]
Why Am I Losing Subscribers? Tom recently called in to say he created a podcast four months ago. Today, approximately 50 people are downloading each episode. This is down from 400 downloads per episode in October. Tom’s question was what would cause this decline to happen. I review various aspects of Tom’s show such as [...]
Exclusive Audio Branding Offer With Mike & Izabella Russell! I am so thrilled to spend some time introducing Mike and Izabella Russell, from Music Radio Creative, to the Podcast Answer Man community. I was first introduced to Mike and Izabella several months ago when they had contacted me about my Podcast Answer Man referral network. [...]
In this video blog post, I wanted to share how I have been managing a great deal of information within a multitude of plain .txt files. I originally recorded this video back on December 19th, 2012. I was so excited about the setup that I had configured, I simply couldn’t resist creating this tutorial. However, [...]
SpeakPipe Coming out of Beta – Announces Pricing Plans! I recently received an email from Vladimir Pankratiev, the founder of SpeakPipe stating that the SpeakPipe service is expected to come out of beta status effective March 1st, 2013. The great news is that many of those who have come to rely on this service for [...]
The Podcast Patent Lawsuit Against Content Creators Please note: If you want to skip directly to the discussion of the Podcast Patent Lawsuit Against Podcasters, you can forward directly to 38 minutes and 54 seconds into this episode. Starting there, through the end of the episode, is all abou this topic. I recently received an [...]
Thoughts From NMX 2013 This week’s episode was recorded late Monday evening, after hosting an amazing meetup here in my suite at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. It is my hope that by listening to this conversation, you’ll be inspired to make plans to attend New Media Expo next year. This was such a [...]
So Looking Forward to a Week in Las Vegas! I’m excited about so many different things when it comes to Las Vegas. Some of the things that I’m most looking forward to are the fact that I’m going to be able to hang out with 15 members of the Podcast Mastermind that are coming out, [...]
Where Does Microsoft Stand on Podcasting? This week, I’m joined by my good friend, Rob Greenlee. Rob manages the Podcasts Marketplace on Windows Phone/Zune at Microsoft. He and I have a very lively conversation about the state of podcasting on the Windows Platform. During our conversation, we covered a great deal of territory. Here [...]
My Secret Podcast Project Revealed In this episode, I finally reveal that The Lord of the Rings Fan Podcast is the secret project I’ve been working on over the past several months. I explain why I decided to create a Lord of the Rings fan podcast, the approach I’m taking to the show and the [...]
First Impressions of the New MySpace In this week’s Social Media Segment, Erik J. Fisher and I discuss our first impressions of the new MySpace. We both created profiles which you can find at http://new.myspace.com/gspn and http://new.myspace.com/erikjfisher (These links only work if you have access to the private beta at this time). We talk a [...]
How My Production Quality Has Evolved Over 3000 Episodes I received a question from Matt on the voicemail feedback hotline. He said that he’d love to have a link to my first episode and possibly have me put together a montage of my production quality evolution over the years. In this episode I actually do [...]
What Was I Thinking That’s the thought that came to mind as I was preparing the content to record this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man. The first half of this episode sounded more like an episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life as I shared a lot of thoughts off the top my head without [...]
One Event To Rule Them All I open this week’s episode explaining why I am thrilled that NMX has made the decision to do a single event each year. Many of you know that I have been working hard to put together an amazing podcasting track for the NMX (New Media Expo) event that is [...]
My Thoughts on the iPad Mini Most people who know me, know that I am a huge fan of Apple products. When the original (1st generation) iPad came out, I purchased it hoping to use it to consume more ebooks. At the time, I had just read my first two ebooks on my iPhone via [...]
While I am very excited, I am going to keep this very brief! We have two gspn.tv shows that were nominated for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards this year. Authentic Life Radio was nominated in the Entertainment category. Encouraging Others Through Christ was nominated in the Religion Inspiration category. The podcasts with the greatest number [...]
Speak It Forward Bootcamp Review I spent a few days last week in Atlanta, Georgia so that I could attend Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Bootcamp. I went because I’ve been receiving an increasing number of invitations to speak publicly and I wanted to simply take my public speaking to the “next level.” Below are [...]
Leo Laporte Is Coming To NMX I could not be more thrilled than I am to announce that I was able to get Leo Laporte to come to NMX (New Media Expo). Have a listen to the episode and you’ll certainly hear my excitement and learn what he’ll be doing at the event. If you [...]
8th Annual Podcast Awards Nominations Open Till October 15th The nomination process for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards is now open. If you consider nominating any of the shows that I produce, please see http://gspn.tv/awards for important information regarding which category to nominate each show for. Personal Plug of the Week This week’s personal plug [...]