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This week’s episode is part three in a three part series called “Questions That New Podcasters Ask.” For this series, I have pulled actual questions that were asked by students in my Podcasting A to Z online training course.

The questions that I address in this episode are as follows.

1. I know you said that before considering promotion, you need to have a good show to promote. What is a good set of prerequisites/criteria BEFORE promoting. Is it a matter of having a certain number of downloads per month? Getting into a “groove” with your show? A certain level of engagement, etc.? (00:03:53)

2. What is the difference with line in and mic on the roland 05? Also, with any device does it mean the same? (00:36:33)

3. Do you happen to have the greatest hits on your website for podcastanswerman? I want to listen to all 400 plus episodes, but in the meantime a top 100 would be great. (00:39:45)

4. I had an issue setting up the boom because the attachment is small. Can you address this? (00:46:36)

5. For tagging, why would we purchase ID3 Editor from pa-software for $15 when iTunes is free? Does ID3 Editor have some extra features/benefits than iTunes? (00:49:48)

6. When naming your episode, do you have advice? I ask this because I thought that search option only looks for title keywords. Any advice here would be super appreciated. (00:54:11)

7. Do you recomend that have at least three episodes, or more, before launching? (00:57:46)

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blackmagic-intensity-extreme-2Working Out The Kinks With My Live Stream (00:04:14)
Some of you know that I have been broadcasting a live stream of the recording of my podcasts since 2006. Until recently, I never really talked about this a great deal. However, in the past few episodes, I’ve mentioned that I’ve been looking to take my YouTube video content to the next level by uploading the recordings of my live stream broadcasts to my YouTube Channel.

Prior to publishing the videos to my YouTube channel, I was fully satisfied with a lower quality video stream, as long as it gave those in the chat room a peak into what was happening in my studio with a “behind the scenes” feel. However, now that I am looking to record and upload these videos to YouTube, I’ve decided to broadcast and record in HD. This has caused quite a few technical issues that I’ve had to work through. I spent the a good deal of this episode sharing my story about what I had to go through to get things to where they are today. I still have several technical details to work out, such as audio sync issues when I upload the Ustream Recording to YouTube. More on that in next week’s episode.

 
 
My Thoughts On Live Streaming & Video In General (00:34:25)
It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared my overall thoughts on the topic of live streaming your podcast. I typically warn all new podcasters to stay away from live streaming their podcast for the first six months, at least. In this episode, I share why I hold that position.

Also, I share my thoughts on video content, in general. If I didn’t make it perfectly clear, in this episode, I want to state that I do love great video content. However, when it comes to podcasting, I really only enjoy video podcasts that contain content that is really made for video. Even then, I have a very limited amount of time that I can devote to “screen time” for such content and, therefore, I am only subscribed to two video podcasts. If I have screen time, I’d almost rather be watching a movie, a tv show, or playing a video game.

 
 
Other Topics In This Episode
– Three Tips For Growing Your Mailing List (00:59:51)
– Should you play around with episode titles? (01:08:48)
– What recording gear would I take to a conference? (01:10:07)
– What is a low budget, yet portable, recording setup? (01:13:38)

 
 
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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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