Welcome To The Cliff Ravenscraft Show!

Podcast Answer Man PodcastWelcome to The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. 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 3,300 podcast episodes of my very own.

In December 2006, I launched my podcast coaching/consulting business here at PodcastAnswerMan.com. I have personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts through one-on-one coaching and consulting and also through my Podcasting A to Z online training course. I’ve had the great honor of working with clients such as Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Dan Miller, and so many more who have gone on to create top-ranked podcasts within their niche.

This podcast is devoted to help you take your message your business and your life to the next level. It is very important to know that this is no longer just a podcast about podcasting. Many of the subscribers of this podcast have no desire to ever launch a podcast. However, all my subscribers tune in weekly because they find entertainment, education, encouragement and inspiration as I share stories about what I’m experiencing in my own journey of taking my own message, my own business and my own life to the next level.

For those who are most interested in the technical details of launching a podcast,
my free podcasting tutorial at LearnHowToPodcast.com has been used by tens of thousands of people to successfully launch a podcast without needing to purchase a single product or service from me.

From there, check out the sidebar of this website. 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 and in this podcast’s archives.

If you like this audio podcast, please be sure to sure to check out my personal CliffEOTC VLOG.

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457 – Top Strategies Used By Today’s Top Ranked Podcasters

July 8, 2016

This week, I’m in Chicago speaking at Podcast Movement. In this episode, I share the outline of my talk where I share the top strategies that the top-ranked independent podcasters have in common.

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456 – Walking On Fire – A Full Review of Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within Event

June 30, 2016

Stephanie and I have returned home after experiencing Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within event. Hundreds of folks have reached out to me and asked us to share a full review of our experience. I’m delighted to have Stephanie join me for this episode as we share a very authentic review of the entire event.

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455 – Identity – The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

June 24, 2016

In last week’s episode, I talked about how excited I was to be heading off, this week, for the Tony Robbins event called Unleashing The Power Within. I also shared how excited I was about learning from one of his information products that I had purchased, called Creating Lasting Change. After hearing last week’s episode, […]

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454 – What I’m Doing To Take Things To The Next Level

June 17, 2016

In this week’s podcast, I share some personal insights into what I’m going to be focused on over the next several weeks and months ahead to take my own message, business and life to the next level. In the episode, I talk about the following. – A Tony Robbins Live Event. – A Tony Robbins […]

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453 – How I Completely Eliminated The Echo In My Studio Space

June 10, 2016

In this episode, I share how, after two years, I finally did something about the echo in my studio space. The video below is a great demonstration of just how much of an improvement has been made. Want to learn more about my experience with the sound absorption panels that I’ve installed? Click play the […]

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452 – The Entrepreneurial Journey of Mike Russell

June 2, 2016

Many times we admire how much success others have had through their lives. I’m amazed at how often people assume that those who have accomplished so much have done so with seemingly little effort. The reality is that what we see from our own perspective is not the whole story. If you dig deep enough, […]

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451 – Are You Married To A Specific Outcome?

May 27, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share the conclusion of the conversation, that I stated in last week’s episode, with my friend, Ray Edwards.

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450 The More Access I Have Gained To The Things I Used To Say I Want, The Less I Find That I Desire Them – A Conversation With Ray Edwards

May 20, 2016

This week’s episode is very unique. I’m sharing the audio from where my great friend, Ray Edwards, interviewed me for his podcast. I explain why in the open of the episode.

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449 You’ve Got A Story To Tell & The Value of Being A Guest On Other Podcasts – A Conversation With Aaron Walker

May 13, 2016

A Conversation With Aaron Walker I’m very excited to share a recent conversation that I have with my friend Aaron Walker. We talk about the difference between being a good story teller and understanding that you have a good story to tell. We also talked about mastermind groups and the value of being booked as […]

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448 – Getting Past Episode 007 And A Conversation With Joel Comm Regarding The Value of Snapchat

May 6, 2016

Getting Past Episode 007 An overwhelming majority of podcast that are created never make it past their seventh episode. In this episode, I attempt to encourage Susan B from the I Can’t Stop Spending podcast, to avoid contributing to this statistic. You see, Susan was a student in my March Podcasting A to Z coaching […]

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447 – Podcasting Purely To Entertain – A Conversation With Michael O’Neal

April 28, 2016

Podcasting Purely To Entertain In this week’s episode, I share a conversation with my friend Michael O’Neal from The Solopreneur Hour podcast. We discuss how he got into podcasting just for the joy of getting to interview interesting people and how he’s developed his own business model around his podcasting efforts.

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446 – My Biggest Takeaways From SMMW16

April 22, 2016

In this episode, I allow myself to do use the “live to drive” format to share my thoughts following my experience at Social Media Marketing World 2016. Update: I totally neglected to share two major takeaways from this event. Much like the others, these takeaways are about taking relationships to the next level. I had […]

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445 – Thoughts On Ambition

April 15, 2016

Back in September of last year (2015), I recorded a podcast episode titled “What do I want my life to look like in 10 to 20 years?”. In that episode, I shared some pretty loft dreams of what I might want my life to look like in the future. Since then, I feel that I’ve […]

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444 – Live To Hard Drive Vs Heavily Editing – And Thoughts on Batch Processing

April 8, 2016

Have I Abandoned The Live To Hard Drive Approach To Podcasting? In last Thursday’s vlog post, I had shared that I spent a total of two hours editing last week’s episode of this podcast. My friend, Riley Blanton, reached out to me, via Snapchat, to tell me that a while back, I had inspired him […]

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443 – Why Am I Vloggging Daily? And Is It Worth It?

April 1, 2016

Earlier this year, I began using SnapChat and, as a result, I’ve been producing a daily vlog, without missing a single day, since January 27th, 2016. When I started, I never intended to commit to creating daily vlog content. In spite of the low production value associated with using Snapchat, it’s still an incredible amount […]

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442 – Please Don’t Snap And Drive

March 25, 2016

This week’s episode is very brief and to the point. It contains a message that I am very passionate about. If I have any amount of influence in the lives of those who listen to this show, I hope that I might influence others to make a commitment to never “Snap and Drive.” Beyond that, […]

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441 – What Does CliffEOTC Stand For?

March 18, 2016

For years, I have had several online accounts that carry the username “cliffeotc.” When people come across some of these accounts, they immediately ask the question, “what does cliffeotc stand for?” Until now, this question only came up a few times a year and I simply took the time to explain it to each person […]

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440 – What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? A Few Snapchat Tips & Thoughts On Being Approachable.

March 11, 2016

What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? My friend, Beth Spellacy, reached out to me via a private Snapchat message. Her husband is a web developer and he is interested in putting together an online course about website accessibility and was wondering what software I use to put together my online courses. I […]

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439 – I Am The Podcast Answer Man, But This Is Now The Cliff Ravenscraft Show

March 4, 2016

    Renaming This Show: In this episode, I share why I’ve decided to rebrand this podcast as The Cliff Ravenscraft Show moving forward. I plan to continue adding valuable content here on the Podcast Answer Man website. I plan to continue creating new products and services related to podcasting. I plan to continue offering […]

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438 – Why I Have Fallen In Love With Snapchat

February 26, 2016

    Why I Have Fallen In Love With Snapchat In this week’s episode, I talk about how Snapchat has quickly become my number one social network of choice. If you want to see an example of some of my snapchat stories, check out my YouTube VLOG where I’m archiving my stories each day. I […]

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437 – Podcasting As A Tool To Help You Clarify Your Thoughts On Important Topics – An Interview With Leary Gates

February 19, 2016

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share an interview with Leary Gates from the Reinventure Me podcast. Leary is another graduate of my coaching program that has produced well over 100 podcast episodes. I’m always interested to learn what motivates others to create a podcast and what keeps them coming back to […]

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436 – Why Do I Still Use Feedburner Today?

February 12, 2016

What Is Feedburner? Why Do I Still Use It Today? Every now and then, someone will reach out to me and ask me why I still use Feedburner. I created this podcast episode to share the story of how and why I started using Feedburner many years ago and why, in spite of a few […]

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435 – The Podcast Is The Thing We Love Most Out of Everything! An Interview With Scott Stratten

February 5, 2016

Scott Stratten In this week’s episode, I’m delighted to share an interview that I did with Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the […]

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434 – How Do You Know If Your Idea Will Succeed? An Interview With Pat Flynn

January 29, 2016

Market Validation I’ve seen people spend months working to bring a product or service to the market only to find, after they have put all the work into creating that product or service, that there wasn’t enough interest to make that product or service a profitable venture. I have personally created a service that I […]

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433 – Year of Identity Part 2

January 22, 2016

The Year of Identity – Part 2 This week’s episode is part two of my “Year of Identity” story. This is one of those rare times that I will tell you that you do not want to listen to this episode before you listen to the episode previous to this one. So if you haven’t […]

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A Few Brief Announcements

January 19, 2016

This is not officially an episode of the podcast. Instead, I simply needed to drop in a few announcements for you. You see, I’m currently a few weeks ahead when it comes to producing this podcast. However, when I had recorded, edited and scheduled the two part series titled “The Year of Identity,” I didn’t […]

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432 – Year of Identity – Part 1

January 15, 2016

The Year of Identity – Part 1 This week’s episode may end up being one of the most confusing episodes that I have ever produced. This episode is a crossover episode between The Cliff Ravenscraft Show and Podcast Answer Man. As you’ll learn from listening to this episode, I have been contemplating several significant changes […]

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431 – Creating A Podcast To Interview People You Want To Build Relationships With – An Interview with Todd Uterstaedt

January 8, 2016

An Interview With Todd Uterstaedt I’m so excited to share a recent interview that I did with Todd Uterstaedt who produces the From Founder To CEO podcast. Todd is an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z Group Coaching Program. In fact, he’s gone through the program twice. However, the reason why I’m excited to […]

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430 Facebook Live Streaming Vs Periscope | Become An Author With Kary Oberbrunner

January 1, 2016

Facebook Live Streaming Vs Periscope In the open of this episode, I share my initial thoughts on Facebook’s new live streaming service that is now being rolled out to personal Facebook accounts. Stephanie and I tried out today while we recording our Family From The Heart podcast.     Become An Author With Kary Oberbrunner […]

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429 Podcasting As A Hobby That Pays For Itself – An Interview with Serena Travis

December 25, 2015

Podcasting Focused On A Geographic Region In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I am delighted to share a conversation that I had with Serena Travis. Serena hosts the podcast called Good Morning Scott Valley, which is show that she created five years ago, focused on her hometown in Northern California. I love stories […]

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428 Ten Tips For Dealing With Depression As An Entrepreneur

December 18, 2015

An article I recently read quoted a study that found that one out of every three entrepreneurs lives with depression. In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share three types of depression that I have struggled with over the past ten years. I also share twelve tips for dealing with depression. The twelve […]

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427 Should I Charge Hourly or By The Month? & I Share My Must Have Mac Desktop Apps

December 11, 2015

Billing By The Hour or By The Month? Jonathan Gaby submitted a question for the podcast, asking advice on whether he should bill his social media consulting work by the hour or at a monthly flat rate. This is a very interesting topic as I’ve heard several people, including one of my most trusted business […]

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426 Asia Pacific Podcast Conference – In New Zealand |Thoughts On A Fixed Vs A Growth Mindset

December 4, 2015

Asia Pacific Podcast Conference I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that I will be headed to New Zealand this February to deliver a Keynote for the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference. In this episode, I talk to Paul Spain who is the founder of the event to give you all […]

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425 How Podcasting Led One Man To The Bond Woman of His Dreams – An Interview With Shane Whaley of Juicing Radio

November 27, 2015

An Interview With Shane Whaley of Juicing Radio – 00:07:46 In this week’s episode, I am honored to feature a conversation that I had with my friend, Shane Whaley, from JuicingRadio.com. Shane is an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z Coaching Program and launched his podcast, Juicing Radio, on October 30th, 2014. Since the […]

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424 Do You Want To Become A Paid Public Speaker?

November 6, 2015

    Webinar: How To Get Booked & Paid For Public Speaking In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I introduce you to my great friend, Grant Baldwin. Grant and I are hosting a very special webinar this Wednesday, November 11th at 3pm Eastern Time. The webinar is devoted to helping you get booked and […]

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423 – Google Will Official Support Podcasting

October 30, 2015

It is official. Google is going to officially embrace the world of podcasting in a big way. Google recently announced the launch of their new Podcast Portal where podcast producers (initially only those from the United State) can submit their podcasts to the new Google Play Music Podcast Directory. What is Google Play Music? Google […]

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