326 iTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS – TimeTrade For Scheduling – PressGram – And Adding Contributors To Your Facebook Photo Album

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 19, 2013

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pam-itunesiTunes 11.1 Now Syncs Podcasts With iOS
Yesterday, it seemed as though everyone was focused on the fact that Apple released iOS7. However, Apple also snuck out an update for iTunes bringing us version 11.1. One of the most interesting features, to me, was that you can now sync your podcast subscriptions, via iCloud, with your Apple Podcasts app on iOS. I share my thoughts on this in the episode.

 
 
TimeTrade For Scheduling
Years ago, I used to use a service called “Tungle” to assist me in setting appointments with a large number of individuals. That service was eventually purchased by RIM (Blackberry) and it quickly became less desirable over time. Recently, I found myself in need of scheduling meetings with a large number of folks for the NMX Podcasting Track as well as a number of fellow podcasters who wanted to schedule a time to interview me on their podcast. There are no shortage of online services that provide a solution for this. However, in this episode, I share why I chose to go with TimeTrade (Not an affiliate link).

 
 
Suzie Farthing & Reeger Cortell Discuss Podcasting A to Z
Suzie Farthing and Reeger Cortell are both alumni members of my Podcasting A to Z online training course. Both Suzie and Reeger are in the nursing profession and have both launched podcasts related to their professional field. Suzie’s show is the One Love For Nurses podcast. Reeger’s show is the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast.

The interesting thing about these two are that they were not in the same session of Podcasting A to Z. Instead, they met in the private Facebook group that is only available to alumni members who have gone through this four week course. After finding how much their show’s had in common, Suzie invited Reeger to be a guest on episode 24 of her show.

I was not aware of this interview until after the fact, when Suzie emailed me to tell me that my Podcasting A to Z course became a subject of conversation in the interview. I was so thrilled to hear about their perspective on the course, that simply came out of a casual conversation. I was honored by what they had to say and I received permission to play 8 minutes of that interview in this episode of Podcast Answer Man.

 
 
Sharing Photos Online
In this week’s Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss two social media stories related to sharing photographs online. Erik shares his initial thoughts on the new PressGram service created by John Saddington. I share my thoughts on the news that Facebook now allows you to add up to 50 contributors to your photo albums and circumstances where such a feature may be helpful to building your brand.


 
 
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
220calOne 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.

Platform Conference
November 3-5 – Dallas, TX
Conference Link – http://PlatformConference.tv
Affiliate Info: Use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 on registration!

New Media Expo
January 4-6, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV
Conference Link – http://NewMediaExpo.com

 
 
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.
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  • Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.
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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, please leave me a comment with your name and a link to your website in the comments section below.

 
 
Blue Host Affiliate Signup
BlueHostI 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!

Accounts that were created recently:

- http://ASplendidTime.com
- http://ListenWhenITalkRadio.com
- http://TVNursesTalk.com

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 may not have been transferred to BlueHost just yet.

 
 
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 affilate 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 Answer Man.

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26 comments
ryankparker
ryankparker

Hey Cliff,

I have been using timetrade for scheduling all of my interviews. It is totally worth the 49/year because I can use it in so many different ways. 


I have also been using pressgram and testing out how it is used. Now, for one of the themes on my site, it has been difficult to get the pics to show, but that is a theme issue. When I share the pics to twitter, the link appears like this "ryankparker.com/ready-for-the-…" it then sends them to a category page on my site. 

I am still playing with it as to how I want to use it. 

Christopher Hawkins
Christopher Hawkins

TimeTrade sure looks interesting.  I might have saved myself some time by going with something like that when I started my show.

In my case - mainly because I'm a programmer by trade - I built my own web application to help me schedule guests, manage episode ideas, and keep production notes.  It's a pretty nice setup, but I probably could have started producing the actual show a couple of weeks earlier if I'd been willing to use something off the shelf like TimeTrade.

Suzie Farthing
Suzie Farthing

Thank you for sharing a portion of my interview with Reeger Cortell. I am glad it blessed you, because I know I speak for Reeger as well when I say you definitely have blessed us.

saddington
saddington

There's not a direct route to tumblr, but you could do this through share settings automatically via  jetpack or wordpress.com's share settings. :P

saddington
saddington

And that's correct, no plugin needed (although we have a free one).

saddington
saddington

Great job Erik answer the questions!

saddington
saddington

thanks so much for reppin' Pressgram! you guys rock!

saddington
saddington

thank you so much for that! love the

tchaten
tchaten

@GSPN is that in iTunes preferences - it is well hidden can't figure out how to turn it on

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@Suzie Farthing It was my pleasure and I was very honored by the words that you both spoke about the Podcasting A to Z course.  Mutual heartfelt gratitude all around. ;)

ErikJFisher
ErikJFisher

@saddington If an image is posted to a wordpress post, is the link that is shared out to Facebook and Twitter via the app the link to that wordpress post? 

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

It pulled up as soon as I clicked on Podcasts in iTunes right after I updated to 11.1.  I use the Mac version.

Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

@saddington @ErikJFisher @Pressgram Thanks John.  I think it's great what you are doing and was happy to introduce people to your work and mission with Pressgram.  In my mind, you're the "PATH" of Twitter like clients.  Or maybe closer to that paid for Twitter replacement.. I can't remember the name of it right now.

Personally, I hope you end up with more of a Path style following.  I know a lot of people who use Path and it certainly gets more top of mind thing than that other service that I can't seem to remember the name of.   

dhartzler10
dhartzler10

@ryankparker There's a handful of Cheddars in Ohio. The last one I ate at was in college probably 8 years ago!

ryankparker
ryankparker

Hey Dustin. That answered my question. I wanted to see how it appeared on your site vs mine. BTW cheddars? I totally only thought those existed in Lansing Michigan! That was a blast from the past.

Thanks again, Ryan.

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