Questions/Topics Covered In This Episode:
1 – If you don’t like the LAME encoder, then what alternatives are there?
I prefer to use Adobe Audition, personally. because it is a full editing suite with the fraunhofer mp3 encoder built into it. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG) is a German company that helped pioneer MP3 technology. The institute is a center of ongoing research of audio coding at low bitrates.
The Faunhofer website says… “If you are an end user and would like to use the Fraunhofer mp3 encoder or decoder, please use Apple iTunes or Windows Media which integrate the Fraunhofer mp3 software. Please note, that although mp3 was developed at Fraunhofer IIS, we do not sell any mp3 products to end users and do not provide end user support for mp3 devices and software.”
I personally recommend that if you are not using Adobe Audition,that you use iTunes to convert your recordings to .mp3, even if you are on the Windows platform.
2 – Is The iPhone 4 good enough for in person interviews?
I personally prefer using the Edirol R-09HR recorder for both line in recording in the studio and for my out in the field interviews. However, you can get some wonderful recordings using the iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4. I personally recommend the paid version of the Griffin iTalk application.
3 – Why do you have your site set up so that it posts your podcast on Pages instead of Blog Posts? Is there a strategy behind that?
Actually, all my podcast episodes and blog posts are, indeed, entered as “posts” on my site and not as pages.
I know where this question is coming from. Sometimes, if you pull up the show notes to an episode, the url will look something like the following link:
On many other occasions, you’ll see that the links to my podcast episodes are as short as the following examples:
All of the short urls listed above are actually blog posts. In this episode, I’ll share my thoughts on PERMALINKS and my thoughts on why I choose to do them differently from time to time.
With that said, there are times when I’ve made the decision to create a PAGE to post podcast content. A perfect example of this would be http://gspn.tv/48-days.
4 – What your thoughts on Getting Rich Quick And Making Money While You Sleep?
Actually, this is my own question. I share my thoughts on this topic in this episode. I shared the following quote from Jason Fried’s book REWORK.
The Myth of the overnight sensation:
“You will not be a big hit right away. You will not get rich quick. You are not so special that everyone else will instantly pay attention. No one cares about you. At least not yet. Get used to it.
You know those overnight-success stories you’ve heard about? It’s not the whole story. Dig deeper and you’ll usually find people who have busted their (butts) for years to get into a position where things could take off. And on the rare occasion that instant success does come along, it usually doesn’t last — there’s no foundation to support it.
Trade the dream of overnight success for slow, measured growth. It’s hard, but you have to be patient. You have to grind it out, You have to do it for a long time before the right people notice.”
5 – Building Relationships And Always Giving More Than You Get In Return Pays Off:
Speaking of the “right people noticing…” I share two testimonials that mean the world for me. I explain why Joe Lamp’l of Growing A Greener World and Dan Miller of 48 Days To The Work You Love were major turning points in my business.
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