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In this week’s episode, I share the recording of the talk that I gave at Podcast Movement 2015. In this talk, I share why it is so important to focus on building a relationship with those who are already listening to your podcast and then I give you ten tips on how to build those relationships.

1. Engage with their content.
2. Ask many questions.
3. Shine the spotlight on your audience.
4. Prioritize your mailing list.
5. Create online community environments.
6. Reach out and touch someone (call them).
7. Set yourself reminders.
8. Collaborate with your closest community members.
9. User services like Periscope for live interaction.
10. Host community meetups.

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Catching Up On Voice Messages
In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my latest thoughts as I continue to daydream about what life will be like when I am in my new studio space once our new home construction is complete.

Also, in this episode, I answer six questions that were called into the voicemail feedback hotline.

 
 
Here are the five questions covered in this episode.

1. Why aren’t there any recent books on the topic of podcasting? (00:16:21)

2. How do I get more feedback from my audience? (00:23:40)

3. How can I record a podcast only using my iPad? (00:50:59)

4. What should be included in your very first podcast episode? (00:53:17)

5. When should you submit your podcast to iTunes? (00:53:17)

6. What is the most effective way to title your podcast episode? (00:59:02)

 
 
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IsThereAMarketWhy Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host’s RSS Feed?
Several people have been emailing me, recently, telling me that they have been getting a lot of conflicting advice regarding which rss feed they should use. Specifically, there have been many folks that have been told that the best option for new podcasters, who are hosting with Libsyn, is to allow Libsyn to not only host their media files, but to also allow them to host the website and their rss feed for their podcast.

I have been a supporter of Libsyn since 2006 and I am personally responsible for sending hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to their service. However, I have always, and still do, suggest that podcasters only use Libsyn for media hosting and stats alone. In this episode, I share exactly why I feel so strongly about this.

 
 
How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host
Gina wants to do a podcast with a co-host that is in a different location, via Skype. She wanted to know if I had any thoughts on how they can do this without constantly interrupting each other since they will not have the normal visual queues to go off of. I share my thoughts in this episode.

 
 
Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business?
Jeff called in and asked… “How can a sports talk podcast and website, which isn’t a business, actually dive into the entrepreneurial aspects that you consistently talk about? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?” I certainly had a few thoughts to share, on this topic, in the episode.

 
 
How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email?
Finally, my good friend, Butch Gibson, called in on the voice mail feedback hotline and left a 3 minute and 18 second voice message. His main point was how much he appreciated the fact that, even with the success that I have achieved, I still manage time to read the emails he sends to me and to send back a cordial response to each.

Butch even made a point to say that I’m a “good guy” and that he’s noticed that some other folks out there seem to go out of their way to be rude in response to some of the correspondence that he sends their way.

The thoughts that I shared, in response to Butch’s feedback, may shock some of my listeners. Listen to this episode to hear the thoughts that I shared.

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