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snskypeA Future Where Skype Is Everywhere?
The Verge recently reported on Microsoft’s vision for the future of Skype, saying.. “Microsoft only just launched a preview of Skype for Business, but it’s already preparing for the future. In a new vision video released today, the software maker’s message is a clear one: it’s just the beginning. Microsoft envisions a future where Skype is on your wrist, on giant displays in offices, used to translate calls on the fly, and a platform to speak to your doctor.” I’ve embedded the video below and will talk about why I think that this vision is great for the future of podcasting!

 
 
The Return of the Double Ender
I recently had lunch with Tim Sinclair, the founder of Ringr and Christopher Wright fordward me information about the company PodClear. Each of these companies have a desire to help you record the highest quality interview for your podcast by using the old style process of the double ender. In this episode, I explain what a double ender is and how these two solutions are implementing that technique.

 
 
YouTube Replacing Annotations?
Techcrunch is reporting that YouTube will be rolling out a new product called “Cards,” which will eventually replace their annotations product with a new interface that’s designed to work across screens, including mobile. Annotations have been used to provide content creators the ability to add clickable text that they can overlay on their videos as a means to provide their audience with more engagement with their content.

Techcrunch says… “Today, there are six different card types being made available, which are accessible from the new “Cards” tab in the Video Editor. YouTube points to several examples of these, including videos demonstrating Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding cards. These cards are applied on a per-video basis will work on both desktop and mobile, says YouTube. To use the cards, creators can provide a destination URL from a list of eligible sites, and, depending on the card type, can customize the image, title and call-to-action text.

The cards will appear first to viewers as a small teaser for a few seconds, which viewers can then click to access the card directly. Plus, at any other point in the video, a small icon appears when they hover over the video playing on the desktop or when the player controls are displaying on mobile. Viewers can click this icon to scroll through all the cards available on that video.” (Link to original article)

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Live Streaming With Meerkat
I start this week’s episode talking about the new Meerkat Live Streaming application that is available for iPhone users. The ability to stream live video from your phone is not new. In fact, it’s been possible with Ustream for many years. However, this new app does make it easier than any other service that I’ve used to get a live stream online and shared with your community.

 
 
Incomes Streams To Consider
Also in this episode, I share nine possible income streams that you can consider for your online business. I have listed them below for your reference.

1. Affiliate Income
2. Physical Products
3. Coaching / Consulting
4. Webinar / Digital Products
5. Online Courses
6. Public Speaking
7. Live Physical Events
8. Membership Sites
9. Sponsorship / Advertising

 
 
Podcast Plugs of the Week
This week, I shared two podcast shoutouts. If you check out either of these shows, be sure to let them know that you heard about them from the Podcast Answer Man.

Links:
-Todd Uterstaedt – From Founder To CEO
- Chris Wilson – Critter Crop Chronicles

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395 Snoop Dogg Taking Podcasting Further Into The Mainstream

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 7, 2015

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Snoop Doggs’ Double G News Podcast
I open this week’s podcast sharing my thoughts on why Snoop Dogg’s recently launched podcast will be great for podcasting, overall. I also share success tips that can be pulled from the most recent two episodes that he published.

 
 
Facebook Page owners may see a drop in the number of likes starting March 12th
Facebook recently announced that they will be updating the way Page likes are counted by removing memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts.

 
 
Curt Schilling Gets Results By Tracking Down Twitter Trolls
I shared an article, from US Weekly, where former baseball star, Curt Schilling, tracked down the true identity of two Twitter trolls who were saying some aweful things about his daughter. His original blog post can be found here.

 
 
An App To Auto Remove Posts from Instagram Trolls
BGR reported on a new iOS app called Spotless. The app is designed to delete spam Instagram comments automatically.

They say that they app runs in the cloud and uses keywords for filters. Once you set the words that you want to blacklist, any comments with either of those words will automatically be deleted shortly after they are posted. The developer says that the app will not delete any comments from those that you follow on Instagram.

 
 
Podcast Plug of the Week
This week’s personal podcast plug of the week is Jennifer Kaufman’s Delightful Life Podcast. Though a very encouraging email that I received from Jennifer, I learned that she’s been a listener for quite some time and that she launched her own podcast back in October with the help of the content that I make available here on my website. If you check out her podcast, please let her know you heard about her from the Podcast Answer Man.

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394 How Ijeoma Eleazu Found Her Voice In The World of Podcasting

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 28, 2015

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Ijeoma-Eleazu-e1402893612382The Inspiring Podcast Journey of Ijeoma Eleazu
In this week’s episode, I share the story of how Ijeoma Eleazu came to find her voice in the podcasting world. Ijeoma is a clinical pharmacist who had gone through the May 2013 session of my Podcasting A to Z training course.

Like many students, Ijeoma was not exactly sure what type of podcast that she wanted to create. She had just recently discovered podcasting, at the time, and felt confident that she should start one of her own.

During the course, she had worked to launch a podcast that would draw from her experience and education in the area of medicine. This podcast never made it past the second episode. However, it’s here where her story starts to really get interesting.

I hope that you are inspired by Ijeoma’s journey of finding her voice in the podcasting world. If you know anyone who has an Etsy store, please encourage them to check out the Etsy Conversations Podcast. Also, be sure to check out the article from the official Etsy blog where Ijeoma’s podcast is listed as the #1 podcast to help your Etsy business thrive.

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393 Podcast Hijacking on YouTube & Shows I’m Subscribed To

February 19, 2015

What shows I am subscribed to… A few weeks ago, my friend, Ray Edwards, did a podcast episode where he listed the podcasts that he is subscribed to. This inspired me to share the list of shows that I am currently subscribed to and to also provide the reason why I am motivated to listen […]

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392 Where To Find Fresh New Content For Your Podcast – And An Interview with 91.7 WVXU

February 11, 2015

Local Media Coverage I was honored to receive a significant amount of local media coverage recently. I was featured in the February edition of Cincinnati Magazine in a story written by Dave Ghose titled “The Voice of Pod.” As a result of that article, I was invited to be a guest on 91.7 WVXU’s Cincinnati […]

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391 Six Reasons Why You Should Attend A Conference

February 6, 2015

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share six reasons why I think that attending a conference this year can help take your personal brand and/or your business to the next level. I also share the conferences that I will be attending this year and try to help you understand the value that each […]

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390 Are You So Busy Building Your Business That You Don’t Have Time To Work On Building You?

January 23, 2015

Are your business pursuits keeping you from living the healthy lifestyle you desire? If so, you are not alone. I am a recovering workaholic. When I went into business for myself, building my business from the ground up, I worked a minimum of 14 hours per day, seven days a week, without a single day […]

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389 When Social Media Strategies Clash & Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don’t Have Credibility

January 15, 2015

Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don’t Have Credibility I recently had someone post a comment on episode 388 that said… “I’ve been following your Dayone Journaling. One thing is clear you’re not a health and fitness expert, not even close…” and “You’re pawning yourself off as legit in Health and Fitness when […]

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388 My Thoughts After One Month With Patreon & The Response From My Mailing List Subscribers

January 8, 2015

A One Month Patreon Update In this episode, I share why I made the decision to cancel the Patreon accounts that I had set up for my Podcast Answer Man and Family From The Heart podcasts. I also share why and how I plan to continue moving forward with my Patreon account for PABL.   […]

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387 Why I Decided To Stop Recording Video for Podcast Answer Man & Why I Am No Longer Doing Live Show Thursdays

January 1, 2015

Saying Yes To New Things Often Means Saying No To Exisiting Things I always get excited at the beginning of each new year.The weeks leading up to the first of the new year is a time where I reflect on what has been accomplished over the past year, a time to discern what it is […]

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386 My Interview With John Kramp & David Atchison from Your Leadership Story

December 25, 2014

As I mentioned in last week’s episode, I’ve decided to take the week off to celebrate the Christmas holiday with my family and friends. However, I wanted to find a way to still provide an episode of Podcast Answer Man. I’m extremely thankful to John Kramp and David Atchison for allowing me to use the […]

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385 Don’t Fall For The Latest Format Fad

December 18, 2014

What has made Serial and Startup so popular as podcasts? I’ve heard a lot of conversations surrounding the popularity of the Startup and Serial podcasts. I’ve heard more than one person suggest that the main reason that these two shows are so popular is due to the format in which they tell a narrative story […]

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384 – Celebrating Nine Years In Podcasting

December 11, 2014

This week’s episode is a bit out of the norm for Podcast Answer Man. I just retruned to the studio after being away for two weeks. I had a great Thanksgiving holiday followed by an eight day family vacation to Orlando, Florida. Unofortunately, I brought a case of bronchitus back home from my trip and […]

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383 Patreon – A Podcaster’s Perspective

December 4, 2014

What is Patreon? From their about page: “Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they love. Empowering a new generation of creators, Patreon is bringing patronage back to the 21st century.” In this episode of Podcast Answer […]

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382 Journaling For Blog Content Strategy And How To Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever – Interview with Michael Hyatt

November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment and tell you that during this Thanksgiving holiday, I am extremely thankful for each and everyone of you who have been a part of the Podcast Answer Man community. I was originally going to take the week off this week, due to Thanksgiving, and next week due […]

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A New iTunes Description for Podcast Answer Man

November 25, 2014

Today, I spent sometime updating the iTunes description of the Podcast Answer Man podcast. The old description used to start off with “This is THE PODCAST about Podcasting! Helping you take your show to the “next level.” However, this no longer accurately describes what each podcast episode is focused on. For this reason, I’ve changed […]

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Creating The Content That You Feel Called To Create

November 24, 2014

I recently came across one of quote on the internet that says… “Some people will only love you as long as you fit into their box.  Don’t be afraid to disappoint.” As a content creator, you simply cannot expect to make everyone happy. I have come to the place where I believe it is detrimental […]

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“Quick Question” I get emails with this subject line or that have this in the first sentence of at least 30 to 40 emails per day…

November 21, 2014

It’s Friday morning and I have about three really important things that I want to accomplish today. Things that I feel are really important and that I feel “called to do.” I’m talking about the types of things that if I were to ask myself at the end of the day, “Did I do, today, […]

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381 The Serial Podcast – Stitcher Reviews – Disqus Comment System Plugin – And So Much More

November 20, 2014

Have you heard of the podcast, SERIAL? Serial (iTunes | Website) is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising […]

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380 Are Podcasters Narcissists? & New Interview Request Procedure

November 6, 2014

Are Podcasters Narcissists? From the time I started getting involved in social media, I began hearing people talk about Narcissism. Not that I was a Narcissist, but that just sharing about your life on social media seemed to be a very narcissistic thing to do. Someone had posted a comment on last week’s episode about […]

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379 What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

October 30, 2014

What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up? Earlier this week, I created a post on Facebook that said… “I’m amazed at what has occurred over the past nine years of my life. Though, at times, I feel that the past nine years are just the introduction to the amazing journey ahead. I […]

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378 – Beware of the Grow Big Quick & Get Rich Quick Podcast Messaging

October 23, 2014

BEWARE: The Grow Big & Get Rich Quick Messaging Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more messaging related to the benefits of podcasting that include the thought that folks can simply launch a podcast and quickly gain tens of thousands of listeners. Just this past week, I was invited to become an affiliate of a […]

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377 Teaching Others About Podcasts

October 9, 2014

What Is A Podcast? (00:01:34) I enjoy introducing the world of podcasts to someone who has never heard of podcasting before. Not for the purpose convincing them to start a podcast, but actually start listening to podcasts. I am a firm believer that podcasts have a power to change people’s lives for the better like […]

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376 The Popularity And Profitability of Podcasting

October 2, 2014

The Popularity of Profitable Podcasting It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is promoting how much money there is to be made from podcasting. This is not the first gold rush experience for the podcasting industry. Back in 2006/2007 there was just as much talk about how folks could start a podcast, and that if […]

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375 – Slippery Slope

September 25, 2014

My Slippery Slope Moment I did it. I think I may have stepped onto a slippery slope. At approximately 29 minutes into this episode, I used the phrase, “You can’t see it if you are listening to audio.” I was doing something, that you could see in video, that would be of great interest to […]

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374 – Charging Money To Do What You Do – Favorite iOS 8 Features – Kindle Voyager – Podcast Patent Update & More

September 18, 2014

New Video Promo & Thoughts It Evoked (00:01:36) In this week’s episode, I talk about the awesome video that Jared Elrod created for my brand. I fell in love with the amazing production value of the first 33 seconds and I really got a good chuckle at the humorous approach to the call to action […]

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373 Building Relationships With Your Audience & Getting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve

September 11, 2014

Click Here To Register For The Next Level One Day Workshop! Getting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve I am excited to share a conversation that I recently had with my great friend, mentor and business adviser, Ray Edwards. (00:20:56) As I was […]

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372 My Backup Solution And How It’s Changed with Dropbox’s Increased Storage Limit

September 4, 2014

My Backup Solution Explained (00:08:35) I have created a lot of audio, hi-res photo and HD video content over the past several years. I also run a sizable business which is 100% paperless. Having local and online backup of all my data is absolutely essential to protect my business. In this episode I go into […]

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Do You Want To Create A Top Ranked Podcast That Generates Big Cash For You? If so….

August 31, 2014

Do you want to learn how to create a podcast that will instantly rise to the top of the iTunes ranking for your category? Do you want to learn how you can generate, thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars from your podcasting efforts? If so…. Podcasting A to Z IS […]

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371 How Do I Balance My Business Life And My Faith?

August 28, 2014

How do you balance your business life and your faith? I’m often complimented on how well I consistently share my faith through the content that I create for Podcast Answer Man without ever sounding “too strong” or “preachy.” These comments tend to take me by surprise as I feel that I rarely talk openly about […]

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Live Q&A Broadcast for August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

This week, I decided to release the audio recording of my closing keynote as my episode for Podcast Answer Man. I knew that I would still have a live audience that would come to my live show Thursday chat room. For this reason, I decided to have an impromptu Q&A show targeted specifically for the […]

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370 – Four Strategies For Changing The World With Your Podcasting Efforts – How you can make a powerful, positive, difference in the lives of those who listen to your show.

August 19, 2014

My Closing Keynote for Podcast Movement 2014 (00:06:25) In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share the audio recording of the closing keynote address that I gave to those who attended the Podcast Movement conference on Sunday, August 16th and 17th, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. In my talk, I explained that if you have […]

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369 Twitter Analytics And Many New Media News Updates

August 7, 2014

Twitter Analytics (00:25:51) It’s been several months since we’ve had a social media segment with my great friend, Erik Fisher. Today, Erik joins me to discuss Twitter Analytics. This service allows you to review how many views your tweets are getting on Twitter’s service and how much engagement each tweet is getting. We also briefly […]

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368 Six Tips For Dealing With Email Overwhelm & Shocking Podcasting Patent Lawsuit Update

July 31, 2014

Shocking Podcasting Patent Lawsuit Update (00:16:25) In this week’s episode, I share the story published by ArsTechnica that Personal Audio, LLC had attempted to drop the lawsuit against Adam Carolla, but Adam refused to drop his defence of the lawsuit. It seems that Personal Audio LLC, had dropped the other lawsuits that they had filed […]

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Podcasters Can Change The World!

July 29, 2014

When I left my career in insurance to pursue podcasting full-time, my decision was not fueled by how much money I could earn or how much popularity I could generate. I decided to devote my life to podcasting because I realized that this was the best opportunity for me to make a positive difference in […]

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