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 just a few of the photos that I shot during the two and a half days I was there. (Taken with my Canon 60D)
In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my expectations of what I hoped to achieve by attending the Speak It Forward Bootcamp and provide a review of the value that I got out of my participation. If you decide to attend a future session, please consider using my affiliate link at http://gspn.tv/sif.
TweetBot For The Desktop: Is It Worth $20?
I’ve been a huge fan of Twitter since 2007. Without a doubt, the best iOS app for Twitter that has ever existed is the TweetBot app for iPhone. Tapbots, the developer of TweetBot now has a desktop version of TweetBot for the Mac OS. In this episode, I share some of the reasons why I love TweetBot so much and I give you my thoughts on whether or not the desktop version is worth the $20.
Pat Flynn’s Blog Post About Half-Finished Projects
I opened this episode of Podcast Answer Man by sharing my thoughts on Pat Flynn’s latest blog post titled “The Sad Truth About Your Half-Finished Projects.” I highly encourage everyone to go and read that full post.
I know that for many, creating a podcast has been their “Half-Finished Project.” I’ve seen far too many people spend weeks, months, and sometimes years, working on getting the look and feel of their website just right and they simply failed to gain any momentum from creating great content while they had that initial passion and excitement about the message they wanted to share.
If you are wanting to get that podcast project off the ground, I highly encourage you to attend my next Podcasting A to Z session. See the note below on how you can save $100 off the cost of the course and gain immediate access to all the training materials.
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I am happy to announce that two gspn.tv shows were nominated for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards. Our Authentic Life Radio podcast is nominated in the Entertainment category and my Encouraging Others Through Christ podcast is nominated in the Religion Inspiration category. If you would like, you could vote for each of these shows once a day, every day through November 15th. Simply go to PodcastAwards.com to cast your votes! I really appreciate those of you who will take the effort of voting for our shows each day. Thank you!
Where Can I Find Sound Effects For My Show?
Felicia Gopaul called in to ask if I had any resources for finding sound effects that she could use in her show. While doing some research to answer this question, I was thrilled to have found FreeSound.org.
From their site, they explain that “Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.” Freesound was started in 2005 in the Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Currently it is being maintained and developed by the Freesound team, which is basically composed by current and former researchers and students of the research group. They are able to keep this service going based upon donations from those who use the service.
I do encourage folks to do what they can to read and understand the licenses associated with any audio that they include in their show from a third party source. If you are looking for commercial licensed sound effects, you might want to check out Digital Juice, Pond5, or search the web for “Royalty Free Sound Effects For Commercial Use.”
New Media Expo
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 coming to Las Vegas on January 6th, 7th and 8th. I’m most excited about the fact that I’ve been able to get my own podcasting hero, Leo Laporte, to not only give a Keynote, but also to emcee the ceremony for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards. If you are a podcaster, you simply must make it to NMX in January.
Ford bloggers and podcasters, I simply recommend the purchase of the 3 Day Content Creator pass and the Virtual Ticket add-on. To get registered, today, using my affiliate code, please click here.
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Blue Host Affiliate Signup
I want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!
Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and my not have been transfered to BlueHost just yet.
The Podcast Mastermind
One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader!
Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!
Are you willing to invest in your future success?
Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?
Are you wiling to commit to your personal and professional growth?
If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!
Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
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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 start rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.