Blogging Between Podcast Answer Man Podcast Episodes

Podcast Answer Man PodcastI started my first blog back in 1996 back when Angelfire.com launched and gave people the opportunity to create individual html pages. I started out by editing my index.html page on a daily basis until I felt the page was simply too long. I decided to break down my posts by month and calling each of those pages something like 1996-10.html. Each time I created an html page for a new month, I would manually add a link to it in a file called archive.html. When people would come to my index.html page, they would see the link, on the side of my site, linking them to the archives.

Back then, I was calling it an “online journal.” About a year later, I adopted the term “web log.” Before I knew it, people started calling them blogs and tools like “Blogger” came along and made all this stuff so much easier. Today, I am using WordPress, my blogging/site platform of choice.

BLOG RSS FEEDWhen I discovered podcasting, I feel in love with the concept of sharing my thoughts in audio form and have since created well over 2,700 episodes of audio podcast content. However, I still try to find time to occasionally blog between podcast episodes here on my Podcast Answer Man blog and my gspn.tv Community Blog.

A New iTunes Description for Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on 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 the description to the following…

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Thanks for checking out the Podcast Answer Man podcast. My name is Cliff Ravenscraft (aka The Podcast Answer Man). I started podcasting, as a hobby, back in December 2005. Since that time, I’ve created more than 30 different shows and have produced over 3,200 podcast episodes of my very own.

In December 2006, I launched this Podcast Answer Man podcast and my podcast coaching/consulting business at PodcastAnswerMan.com. I have personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts through one-on-one coaching and consulting and through my Podcasting A to Z online training course.

My free podcasting tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com has been used by tens of thousands of people. Thousands of these folks were able to use what they learned there to launch a podcast without needing to purchase a single product or service from me, which was my goal.

I believe that podcasting has the power to change the world, one person at a time. I’ve experienced this firsthand and I left my eleven year career in insurance, in January 2008, to pursue my passion for podcasting, full-time, and helping others launch their own podcasting journey.

This show started out as a podcast all about the technical details and procedures related to podcasting. However, after a few hundred weekly episodes (I’m nearing episode 400 as I am writing this updated description), I had got to the place where pretty much every question that had ever come in had been answered at some point in the archives.

I have found that an overwhelming majority of my audience already have a podcast and no longer need all the basic technical information related to podcasting. Instead, they tune in each week to hear me share my thoughts and insights on personal branding, building relationships with your audience, growing a business around your podcast, as well as personal and professional development.

Just to be clear, this show has a good amount of focus on my own personal journey through podcasting and building my own personal brand. Many episodes are made up of me sharing what I am facing in my own business/brand and what I’m learning through the process.

It is my mission share these experiences in hope that they will be a source of entertainment, education, encouragement and inspiration to those who are on a similar journey. My goal, for this show, is to help you take your message, your business and your life to the next level.

If you are looking for the basics on the technical details of Podcasting. I suggest that you start out with my free tutorial at http://LearnHowToPodcast.com. From there, check out the sidebar of my website at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com. You will find it very easy to find all the information that you are looking for. I’ve spent well over 10,000 hours building all the technical content, related to podcasting, that you’ll find on my website.

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Creating The Content That You Feel Called To Create

by Cliff Ravenscraft on 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.

Focus On The Positive Concept

As a content creator, you simply cannot expect to make everyone happy. I have come to the place where I believe it is detrimental to your brand, and your overall health, to even attempt to make everyone happy.

Recently, in episode 379 of my Podcast Answer Man podcast, I opened the show by letting my audience know that this episode was going to be out of the norm, that I would be spending the entire episode sharing some thoughts that I had about the direction that I may be heading with my personal brand. I shared some pretty aspirational visions that I had about what that future might look like.

The feel that this was a perfect episode for Podcast Answer Man as my target audience is made up of people who are building personal brands and businesses around those brands.

I felt that it was good to share my journey of how I’d achieved far greater success than I have ever anticipated with Podcast Answer Man and the vision I have for future that may contain success far greater than I could even imagine at this point. I had stated I have a sense that if I knew where I was going to be in ten years from now, I’d be scared to death, because it’s so far beyond what my current confidence level would allow me to pursue.

I also shared that the majority of the impact that I have, in the future, may be completely unrelated to my consulting and coaching work in the area of podcasting.

I received a lot of very positive feedback as the result of this episode via email, face to face conversations at a recent conference, etc. The overwhelming majority of the feedback could be summed up with what Kathleen Thompson shared as a comment on the show notes posted to my website for this episode.

  • I listened to your podcast while cooking dinner. It’s amazing to me that someone like you who has already accomplished so much is thinking so many of the same thoughts, with big, scary, and fuzzy dreams for your future. When we say we want to change the world, we really do have to be prepared for it to be a much larger piece of the world than we currently influence. And that is downright scary. I think you have the potential to reach many more people than you currently reach. As I think it was Todd who stated, your heart, accessibility, and passion for helping others is what draws us to you. Where you’ll go – who knows? So I suggest you keep you mind, heart, eyes, and imagination open. Can’t wait to see what the future will look like in the life of Cliff Ravenscraft! All the best – Kathleen Thompson

Of course, I love it when I get feedback that supports what I’ve been feeling in my heart, when the feedback seems to confirm my thoughts about the direction that I’m heading.

However, it never fails. I could have over one hundred people tell me how much they love something that I’ve recently done or said, and if I get one person who posts something negative or critical, it can cause me to take pause and question my own motives. This happened when Rob Flores posted the following one line comment on that episode.

  • Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an excessive sense of self‑importance. Lay off the Kool Aid – Rob Flores

Here’s the deal, when I hit the record button, I wondered if people would think that I seem arrogant by sharing these thoughts of such a lofty vision of the future. However, there was absolutely no question in my heart as to whether or not I should share what was on my heart at that time.

The next week, I recorded episode 380 of the show and titled it “Are Podcasters Narcissists?” Again, I felt that this content would be a great topic for those who are building a personal brand. Too many of us already struggle with questions like “Who am I, to say that I’m an expert?”

During the episode, I went through a personal evaluation of each of the symptoms listed for someone who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I shared my authentic and transparent thoughts on how I felt I ranked with each of those symptoms. At the end of the episode, I suggested I feel that most podcasters need to be more bold and do more things that may seem narcissistic to many. Overall, I felt very good about that episode.

Once again, I got a lot of overwhelmingly positive feedback about this episode. Here are just a few things that people said about this episode…

  • Hi Cliff, as a new podcaster I REALLY enjoyed this episode. Your authenticity and honesty in sharing who you are and your wisdom on how to deal with that kind of feedback. Thank you for encouraging us to share our message without making excuses or feeling like we have a narcissistic disorder :-) Besides. its your show, why can´t you talk about what you want? I am a new listener to you on podcasting tips, but this was just as helpful. Thank you from a new regular subscriber. God bless you. – The Goals Coach
  • I loved the discourse on narcissistic personality disorder and you addressed the Rob Flores comment in exactly the right way. Two words came to mind as I listened to you: authentic and human. Authentic for not straying from who you are, and recognizing there are traits in your personality that could lead to issues if they were expressed in excess, which they are not. Humanness (is that a word?) for sharing feelings that we all experience – occasional jealousy and envy, and an enjoyment of praise. To me, and to many of your listeners I am sure, your openness is refreshing and honest. – Heather Bayer

Not only did I feel confident in episode 380, I had more than than 50 people who went out of their way to tell me that the most recent episodes of Podcast Answer Man have been the most meaningful to them in their journey of building their platform.

However, yesterday I received my weekly email digest of all new written reviews posted to my iTunes listing for the Podcast Answer Man podcast. There was one written review with a two out of five star rating under the name “Dr. Arcane” posted on November 18, 2014. The written review says…

  • I just spent more than an hour listening to Cliff explain how he’s not a narcissist. He admits, he doesn’t want to talk about podcasting any more, he just likes to hear himself talk. Every once in a while, he’ll actually have an episode that focuses on the technology or procedures of podcasting, but more and more, he just focuses on motivational self-help-feel-good stuff. The good episodes are getting further and further apart. I know what podcasting is. I know what they are good for. I’m sold on that already. Quit talking about why podcasting is wonderful and talk about something USEFUL!

I will tell you that after eight years of podcasting, this type of feedback still packs a hefty sting. However, I’m happy to report that I was able to read this, ponder what was being said, and then make a decision of whether or not I agreed with this feedback. Thankfully, I had the overwhelming, positive, feedback from others that have confirmed the direction that I’m heading with my show.

By the way, I’ve never stated that I don’t want to talk about podcasting any more. I’ve simply stated that I no longer want the focus of the Podcast Answer Man podcast to be only be on the technical procedures of how to set up a podcast. My target audience, for Podcast Answer Man, is made up of those who already have a podcast and who are looking for education, encouragement and inspiration that will help them take their message, their business and their life to the next level.

For those who are looking for the technical procedures of how to podcast, they only need look at my website to see where I’ve devoted thousands of hours to making all that content available.

I see where Dr Arcane and others are coming from. I understand the appeal for folks to have a podcast that does nothing more than focus on technical procedures that have to do with audio equipment, RSS feed configurations, product reviews, etc. However, that simply is not the type of show that I have in my heart to create. I’ll never be able to make these people happy and as a result, I must remind myself that many of these people are going to post negative feedback in iTunes, in my show notes and in my email inbox.

What I’ve learned, that works best, is to keep a record of most of the positive and encouraging feedback that you receive. Keep creating the type of content that you have in your heart to share and that is confirmed by the feedback of people who tell you that this is the type of content that is making a positive difference in their lives.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a great deal of value that can be gained from negative and critical feedback. My show has certainly improved over the years as a result of some painful and honest feedback. Even some of the most scathing and hurtful words have helped me see where I’d lost my focus in the past.

Yet, when it comes to the recurring theme of negative feedback from those who simply disagree with the type of content that I feel called, deep in my heart, to share, I simply choose to focus on the positive feedback.

In fact, this entire post was inspired both another piece of written feedback regarding the past two podcast episodes that I’ve mentioned above.

(BEGIN QUOTED FEEDBACK)

Cliff,
I really appreciate these past few episodes. (I appreciate them ALL, but I’m also very thankful for the topics you’ve shared recently.) You shared some very inspiring updates on your personal journey, and what you feel you might be building towards. Your words didn’t sink in right away when I was listening to your episode yesterday, but for some reason, today while I was working around the house, some of your words jumped back into my thoughts. For example, you mentioned (I think in last week’s episode) that you could foresee yourself speaking to a very large group, perhaps in a venue the size of a stadium. To be absolutely honest with you Cliff, I don’t doubt that at all. There’s something about you that is much larger than simply being Podcast Answer Man (not that I’m saying that’s simple – don’t get me wrong!) Also, I don’t typically listen to PABL, but I’m so intrigued by what you mentioned in episode 381, that I’m going to download it right away!

You occasionally bring up faith in some of your episodes, and I’ve been more attuned to that in the recent couple of months. I was raised in the Roman Catholic faith, but I do not feel I have practiced my faith wholeheartedly in more many, many years. My wife and I were married in the Catholic Church just over 5 years ago, and we occasionally attend mass, but we both come up excuses that make us feel like it’s ok for us to stay at home on Sundays. Truthfully, I feel a bit lost in my role in my faith. I’ve never really known how to talk to God. I just try to be a “good person” and love/serve others, but when it comes to practicing faith, I just feel like I’m “going through the motions”. This is something that I’ve felt some guilt for many years, but never knew quite what to do about it.

I’m really not sure where I’m going with this, but I felt compelled to reach out and tell you that I resonate with your intuition, that in your lifetime, God truly does have much larger plans for you. I do believe your recent successes, as deserved as you are of them, are simply God’s plan in action to set your environment and lifestyle to exactly where you need to be to pursue the next level. (Ok, those words fit a little too well together!)

I’m so grateful to be a follower of yours, to listen to your show week after week, and to be an alumni of yours. Your journey is amazing and inspiring beyond words, and you inspire me to want to be a better Christian.

Thanks Cliff!

Darcy Sabatino

(END QUOTED FEEDBACK)

This feedback confirms that I’m creating the content that is according to my mission and purpose in the world.

Whatever you do, create the content that is in your heart.

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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, what matters most?” The answer would be yes if I got one, two or even all three of these things accomplished.

The cool thing is that my calendar is WIDE OPEN and free from any commitments today.

However, before I get started on the first of these three projects, I want to go through my email and get to Inbox Zero. My goal is to finish responding to all emails by 11:30 AM. That’s about an hour from now.

I’ve been working on my email for about 20 minutes now and I’ve spent most of this time time explaining to a friend why I’m not going to be able to hop on Skype within the next few days to “catch up” and sending pre-written messages that explain why I’m not able to devote much time answering these technical “quick questions” via email.

There are days where I am a true ninja in the art form of “saying no.” Other days, that people pleasing side of me creeps up and temps me to say yes.

Here’s what I know.

  • I know that I have several big projects to work on between and the end of the year.
  • I know that I just returned from a trip to Colorado where I spoke at a conference and held a one day business mastermind.
  • I know that this coming Thursday is Thanksgiving, we have a guest staying with us for the next week and there are all sorts of family commitments.
  • I know that immediately following Thanksgiving, our family is hopping on a plane to Orlando to spend eight days on a family vacation.
  • I know that there is very little work week time between our return from Orlando and the Christmas holiday.
  • I know that during the first week of January, I’m going to Nashville for a one day personal mastermind event.
  • I know that on January 12th, I launch another four week session of Podcasting A to Z, which I have to market between now and then to fill up that class.
  • I know that just one week after that A to Z session ends, Stephanie and I are going on a seven day cruise with Dan & JoAnne Miller, Mike & Gail Hyatt, Michael Stelzner and his entire family as well as a large group of other like-minded folks.

That’s just my calendar into the third week of February. I have a nice yearly calendar where I can see how many work days I have between each of these events listed above. I know that my time is extremely limited when it comes to working on the most important projects that I know that I should be focused on. Projects that are most in line with what I am called to do and that will allow my work to benefit the greatest number of people with the most powerful amount of impact for each person influenced.

Here’s what else I know.

  • I know that I am committed to spending quality time with my wife.
  • I am committed to spending quality time with each of my three children.
  • I am committed to creating awesome memories with intentional family time moments.
  • I am committed to eating healthy and to working out, being intentionally physically active, six days a week.
  • I’m committed to going to bed early and waking up early each morning.
  • I’m committed to reading on a daily basis to keep my mind fresh with new ideas and inspiration.
  • I’m committed to journaling and creating content that inspires others.

If you put all that into the calendar over the next three months, it is very clear that I am not going to be able to commit to quick calls or Skype chats and to answering the myriad of “quick questions” that flood my email inbox each day.

Is there a temptation to keep them there and try to get a response to some of these folks when I have some free time? Yes. That temptation is there. However, I know, based upon my commitments listed above, if I say yes to all these emails, I going to have to start saying no to one, or more likely many, of the commitments I have above.

Knowing what you will say yes to helps make it easier to give a no response to things that you simply do not have the time to do.

I heard Andy Stanley once said… “When you get to a certain level of success, you’ll have to come to the place where you do, for some, what you wish you could do for everyone.”

Each day, I try to pick about five or so of these “quick questions” and give them a carefully crafted response that I hope will help them take what they are doing to the next level.

For everyone else, I send them the following message.

(BEGIN QUOTED PRE-WRITTEN QUICK QUESTION RESPONSE)

Thank you so much for reaching out to me!

I receive between 100+ emails each day and most of them contain quick questions just like this.

One of my most valuable resources is my Podcast Answer Man Podcast found athttp://PodcastAnswerMan.com. There are over 300 episodes of this show and I do take questions that are submitted in audio form, as long as the question, and its answer, would apply to multiple people. The voice mail feedback hotline number is 859-795-4067. Or you could record the question as an .mp3 file and attach it to an email sent to feedback@gspn.tv. I do ask folks to limit questions to one per call. I do get about 15 questions submitted for the show each week. And as you might imagine, not every question makes it into the show.

I have also created an amazing, free, tutorial on the basic foundation of podcasting at http://LearnHowToPodcast.com.

Unfortunately, my commitment to other projects keeps me from being able to spend much time with technical questions via email.

If you are looking for a more immediate response, may I suggest that you reach out to the larger collective of podcasters that gather online in an online community like the one found athttps://plus.google.com/communities/102333709604116814839

If you feel like you’d like to work with a podcast consultant, one-on-one, I have a referral network of hand selected consultants that I trust. Their rates start about $150/hr. If you would like me to refer you to someone you can work with, please just reply and ask for a referral.

I hope you don’t find this too off putting. I am just trying to make sure that I maintain my ability to keep up with the other clients, students and projects that I have already committed to and make sure that those who contact me, via email, get a timely response.

Sincerely,

Cliff

Ps. The best offer that I have to offer is my Podcasting A to Z course. I encourage you to check out http://PodcastingAtoZ.com to see the full details of what I offer during this four week course. The greatest benefit of the course is that it provides a place where you can ask as many questions as you want during a four week period of time, and I am committed to answering every single question.

(END QUOTED PRE-WRITTEN QUICK QUESTION RESPONSE)

If you’ve ever received this pre-written response from an email that you have sent to me, I hope this post will help give some insight as to the reason why it was sent.

Okay. So I’m now headed back to my email inbox. I need to paste that, and a few other, pre-written response to about 15 of the 38 other emails in my inbox. The rest are all business action items that I need to handle.

After that, I’ll close my email for the day and only focus on the three projects that I have planed to work on this afternoon.

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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 NOT THE COURSE FOR YOU!!!!!!

This video explains, in only four minutes, who I am looking to work with in my Podcasting A to Z online training course.

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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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Podcasters Can Change The World!

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Media Coverage For Podcasting – KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego

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Most of you know that I flew to San Diego this week to speak at Social Media Marketing World. I had the incredible honor of being invited to promote my talk on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego new show. The following is the video recording of that segment.

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VLOG – New Home Construction Update March 2014

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Every day, I thank God for the opportunity to create a business that serves others, makes a positive difference in the lives of people all over the world and that brings a great deal of personal satisfaction and fulfillment into my own life. I am incredibly blessed. On my ABOUT PAGE, there is a video […]

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Why You Should Create An Audio Podcast Within 90 Days!

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Are you seeking clarity on which channel you should choose to launch your online efforts? Do you already have a loyal online following and seek clarity on what you can do to take your online efforts to the next level? In this video, I will make it crystal clear that the single greatest investment you […]

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Free Informational Podcasting A to Z Conference Call

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Many online marketers will create a webinar that they offer for free in an effort to get you fully engaged with them and their brand so that they may make a huge sales pitch at the end of the call with some sort of manufactured deadline that you must accept their offer by. If you […]

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What Is Triberr And How Can It Benefit You?

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Each month, I host a webinar for the members of the Podcast Mastermind. In this month’s webinar, I interviewed Dino Dogan, co-founder of Triberr.com. I was very impressed with what I have learned about Triberr and felt compelled to go ahead and share this 1 hour 25 minute webinar publicly here on my blog. If […]

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A Proven Podcast Workflow

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Many of you know that I teach a four week Podcasting A to Z course where I have helped hundreds of folks launch extremely successful podcasts. I wanted to share a quick video tutorial that I created for my Podcasting A to Z students. In this video, I show you my step-by-step podcasting workflow. When […]

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VLOG – Live Show Thursday!

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For the past few years, I’ve been doing “Live Show Thursday.” Basically I turn on a live streaming camera in my studio at 9am Eastern Time and keep it on until about 2pm Eastern Time at http://gspn.tv/live. I have done this to give folks a peak inside the studio to see how I produce my […]

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VLOG – In front of the computer all day

May 28, 2013

This is my first “official” vlog post! I have recently been inspired by Fr. Roderick Vonhogen’s Vlog posts. I figured that I would give this a shot to see folks from my community had any interest in short video clips that show what happens when I’m not behind a microphone. If you like my vlog […]

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4 Reasons Why Podcasting Is The Single Best Investment For Taking Your Platform To The Next Level!

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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! This video […]

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How To Market Your Business With A Podcast Without Directly Selling Anything!

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As a member of the Podcast Mastermind I have had the privilege of watching, first hand, as Cesar Abeid effectively integrates the marketing of his business within the Construction Industry Podcast. 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 […]

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How I Became A Confident Public Speaker!

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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 […]

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GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise Information

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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 […]

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Final Opportunity For Podcasting A to Z At This Cost

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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 […]

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How I use plain txt files to manage a great deal of information.

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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, […]

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Two gspn.tv Shows Have Been Nominated – PLEASE VOTE!

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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 […]

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Feedburner – Is The Sky Really Falling?

September 21, 2012

Update: I recorded episode 278 after posting this blog post. Click here to listen. I typically get between 40 to 100+ emails each day with quick questions. However, today may just break a record. This morning, I returned from my walk only to find an unusually high volume of emails, Twitter notifications, Facebook messages, etc. […]

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Podcasting Never Died! There Is No Need of a “Resurrection”

September 5, 2012

This afternoon, I sat down to do some work, hoping not to get distracted by too much. However, against my better judgement, I decided to make a quick post on Facebook and Twitter. While on Twitter, I saw the following post that was directed to myself and a few friends. Intrigued by the message, I […]

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Podcast Acquisitions – A Seriously Bad Sales Pitch

August 14, 2012

So a representative of a company recently sent me an email saying, “I would like to learn more about the acquisitions of GSPN podcasts.” I wrote back and asked, “Do you have any documentation about what is involved in this program?” He wrote back with a lengthy response, but it is summed up with the […]

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Why Did I Purchase Two Canon EOS 60D Cameras?

July 1, 2012

Why did I purchase TWO Canon 60D Cameras? It’s no secret that when I develop a new passion, I typically dive in head first and stick with the motto of Go Big or Go Home! That’s what happened to me when I was bit hard by the Photography Bug. Here’s the deal, for some reason, […]

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254 – How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast! Facebook Interest Lists And More!

March 24, 2012

So You Have A Podcast… Now What? One the questions that I am asked most often is “How Do I Grow My Audience?” Many times it’s phrased something like, “I’ve been podcasting for (insert number) of months/years and I only have (insert number) of people who are consistently downloading each of my episodes.” Those who […]

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MIXERGY INTERVIEW

March 13, 2012

Folks, I recently had the honor of being a guest on Andrew Warner’s, MIXERGY podcast. If you have not yet heard of Mixergy, you really should check it out. The mission of Mixergy is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you. […]

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SoundCloud – Would It Work For Podcasting?

March 7, 2012

In this video, I share a call that I had with Ben Fawkes From SoundCloud.com. Ben wanted to tell me about how they are opening up their platform for podcasting. I figured that the podcasting community would be interested in hearing what I learned on the call. I asked Ben if I could record the […]

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246 Podcast Answer Man – The Podcast Mastermind

January 26, 2012

UPDATE: On February 6th, 2014, I announced that I had shut down the Podcast Mastermind after two years. I have left this post here, to serve as an archive of how I announced this organization that I led for two years. If you would like to hear why I shut down the Podcast Mastermind, even […]

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Ustream.tv And HTML5 Chat Working On An iPad!

January 11, 2012

I am so excited to share that I have found a way to create a live show page that will play both my Ustream.tv live video feed and an HTML5 chat room on the same page. The fact is that I’ve had the ability to do both the video and chat on the same page […]

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243 Podcast Answer Man – Producing Less Good Content To Focus On Producing More Great Content – Podcast Series or Seasons – And Making A Dent In The World!

January 5, 2012

Producing Less For The Purpose of Greater Production During the open of last week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I hinted that I was considering the thought of producing less shows moving forward. As I share in this episode, the reason is that I want to maximize the value of any of the work that […]

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Interview with Watch.TV

December 12, 2011

While I was at BlogWorld LA, I had the chance to catch up with my good friend CC Chapman in the Watch.tv booth on the expo floor. While we were there, we recorded this interview. Any thoughts/questions? Leave a comment below.

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237 Podcast Answer Man – Video Blog Update – November 2011

November 28, 2011

A Video Blog Style Update: Every now and then, I like to sit and think about all the wonderful things I have experienced on my journey in pursuing the work that I love and feel called to. If I were to talk about all the blessings that have come my way in 2011, the video […]

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236 Podcast Answer Man – Leo Laporte Interview – The Power of Podcasting

November 17, 2011

My Interview With Leo Laporte Folks, I am so excited to share this interview with with you. There is no doubt that this will forever be one of my all time favorite episodes of Podcast Answer Man. I’d encourage you to watch the interview via the video that I have embedded below. At the same […]

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We Did It! We Made #OccupyTWiT A Reality!

November 9, 2011

Only those on my Podcast Answer Man Mailing List will be able to fully appreciate what the following video represents. About a week before I left for my trip to the West Coast, I had sent an email explaining that I was going to host two gspn.tv community meetups. One in Los Angeles and one […]

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Pat Flynn Shows How To Recover, With Style, When Your Slides Are Messed Up!

November 8, 2011

My great friend, Pat Flynn, and I had the awesome privilege of speaking at BlogWorld Expo LA. What could have turned into a disaster for many speakers actually worked in Pat’s favor because of how he responded to the situation. Imagine spending hours on your presentation, carefully choosing the perfect fonts, colors, and sizes for […]

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