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Changes To This Podcast
I spent twenty minutes of this episode talking about changes that I had made to my production of Podcast Answer Man from episodes 409 through 418, the results of those changes and my content strategy for this podcast moving forward.

 
 
Check out my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast (00:20:06)
In this episode, I shared a request for you to take a listen to three recent episodes of my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. Below are the links to the three episodes I mentioned.

Episode 623 – My Full Review of the book “The One Thing”
Episode 624 – What Do I Want My Life To Look Like In 10 to 20 Years?
Episode 625 – My New Mission Statement

 
 
iTunes Ranking Algorithm (00:24:03)
Today In Podcasting is a podcast that was very consistent from February 2006 through February 2008. Since that time, the hosts of the show have occasionally released a new episode. Recently, I was honored to do an episode of this podcast with Gary Leland, Rob Walch and Paul Colligan. During the episode, Rob had shared some research that he had done that revealed the algorithm that iTunes uses for its ranking of the top podcasts in each category of iTunes. That algorithm is given and broken down here in this episode.

 
 
Copywriting Tips to Persuade and Profit from Ray Edwards (00:32:00)
I was looking for ways to take my email and written marketing to the next level. I often struggle with writing great emails and crafting compelling sales messages in written form.

In the past, I’ve simply relied on the simple,“Here’s what I have; it’s good; buy it if you want to.” The fact is that this has worked with some mild success. However, I know that I could get my valuable products into the hands of more people if I were to take my copywriting skills to the next level.

The cool thing is that I happen to be very close friends with one of the masters of Copywriting. Ray Edwards has worked as a communications strategist and copywriter for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business. Some of his clients include New York Times best-selling authors Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (co-authors of Chicken Soup For the Soul), Jeff Walker and many more.

I had Ray join me in this episode to share some tips that will help you write copy that persuades, promotes and boosts the sales of your products and services.

Also, as a bonus, Ray has agreed to give my community two free gifts when they sign up to watch the free training mentioned in the interview.

First Gift – 3 Email Templates that will help propel your email marketing into overdrive…

Second Gift – 100 Headline Templates that “grab your readers by the eyeballs” every time!

Click here to get those free gifts now

 
 
Special Thanks to my Patreon Supporters
I am so incredibly thankful for those who have decided to show their support the podcast content that I produce by becoming a Patreon supporter. Your support helps me in my mission to create content designed to help others take their message, their business and their life to the next level.

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2015-05-15 12.03.22

The Audio Journal Format
Alain recently asked a few questions about the audio journal format for my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. He said that he found it fascinating that I managed to record over 600 episodes in light of the fact that he never considered such an audio format to be one that would help generate income or business from such a personal podcast. He wanted to know if I felt that this was a winning formula for me due to the fact that I had already established myself within the podcasting industry. He wanted to know if I thought that such a format would work for someone who is just starting out and where this would be their only show. My response to these questions is the main focus of this episode.

 
 
Five Insights I’ve Gained Over The Past Six Months
Yesterday, I posted a significant blog post celebrating the first six months of consistently maintaining my commitment to putting my helath and fitness above all other life pursuits, including my business. Near the end of this week’s episode, I share five insights that I’ve gained over these past five months.

1. Putting Your Health & Fitness First and finding way to fit in your work
verses being more efficient in your work so that you can find time to fit in your Health & Fitness.

2. The importance of knowing what you’re going to say yes to and what you are going to say no to ahead of time.

3. Starting the day off knowing what the most important one, two or three things I need to accomplish today, that is above everything else.

4. The ability to actually say no to great opportunities that don’t fit within your current plans for the future.

5. Life is lived inside the margin you allow for yourself.

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385 Don’t Fall For The Latest Format Fad

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 18, 2014

What has made Serial and Startup so popular as podcasts?
photodune-7073493-bandwagon-this-way--xsI’ve heard a lot of conversations surrounding the popularity of the Startup and Serial podcasts. I’ve heard more than one person suggest that the main reason that these two shows are so popular is due to the format in which they tell a narrative story throughout each episode.

I’m shocked by the number of people who have already tried to incorporate this style of format into their own show or are contemplating doing so in the near future.

I’ll admit, I’m just as hooked to these two podcasts as the other hundreds of thousands of podcast enthusiasts out there. However, I don’t think it’s the format of the show that has drawn everyone’s attention. Yes, I do believe it is a part of the equation. However, I do there there is more to it than that. That is the main topic that I cover in this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man.

 
 
Other topics included in this episode

  • iTunes will be slow to process podcsts through January 5th, 2015
  • Audio Branding Package – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/audio
  • Facebook Category for Podcasting (Details here)
  • Telephone calls via Facetime Audio Calling (Details Here)
  • Sending and receiving SMS via Yosemity (Details Here)
  • Use iPad as 2nd Display without latency (Details Here)
  • PBS News Hour Story on Podcasting
  • Slate article on Podcasting
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    Special Thanks to my Patreon Supporters
    I am so incredibly thankful for those who have decided to show their support for Podcast Answer Man by becoming a Patreon supporter (list of supporters here).

    A few folks had suggested that I create a Patreon account because they wanted another way to financially support the content that I created here. They mentioned that as a result of the free content that I’ve created, they’ve been able to launch a successful podcast and/or take their business to the next level without neededing to purchase any of the products or services that I have offered.

    Special Thanks to Ana Melikian from the Mindset Zone Podcast for being the first Patreon supporter at $25 or more per episode.

     

     
     
    Video Recording of this episode
    The following video is an UNEDITED version of the Behind The Scenes Recording of this episode of Podcast Answer Man. Join me for a future live broadcast of Podcast Answer Man. Click here for details.

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