My Current Thoughts On Social Media Platforms

This vlog contains my most recent thoughts as to where I am finding value in the available social media platforms.

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS VIDEO: I don't know how it happened, but when I was recording this vlog, I completely forgot to mention Youtube & Instagram. The following video is a new vlog that corrects my error.

So the updated list is as follows:
#1 Snapchat – https://www.snapchat.com/add/cliffeotc
#2 Facebook – http://Facebook.com/cliffravenscraft
#3 YouTube – http://YouTube.com/cliffeotc
#4 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cliffeotc
#5 Twitter – https://twitter.com/cliffeotc
#6 Linked In – http://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffravenscraft
#7 Google+ – I'm not going to even bother providing a link.

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399 – A New Shift In Priorities

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For the past several years, I've made it a practice to always keep a list, available in plain site, of the top five to ten priorities of my business pursuits. This list is always ranked with the highest priority at the top.

When committing things to my calendar, I always attempt to find a way to “say yes” to anything that will help me find greater success in my top three business pursuits. I will occasionally “say yes” to commitments related to other priorities that are on the list. The higher the priority, the more likely it is that I'll “say yes.” If I'm asked to commit to something that is not on this list, it's almost certain that I'll “say no” to such a commitment.

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, why I was recently inspired to make a significant shift in my business priorities. I realized that something, extremely important to the success of my business, was completely missing from this list. I hope that my sharing this will help inspire others to be more intentional about the things that they work on each day.

 
 
Also in this episode…

  • I talk about my upcoming speaking gigs and the talks that I plan to give.
  • Jim Bramham asked for my thoughts on what to do when you have done an interview for your podcast and then decide that you don't want to publish that interview.
  • I talk about the Instagrate to WordPress plugin
  • I talk about my thoughts on batch recording or pre-recording future episodes of Podcast Answer Man.
  • Be sure to sign up for my May 25th session of Podcasting A to Z.
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    371 How Do I Balance My Business Life And My Faith?

    How do you balance your business life and your faith?
    I'm often complimented on how well I consistently share my faith through the content that I create for Podcast Answer Man without ever sounding “too strong” or “preachy.” These comments tend to take me by surprise as I feel that I rarely talk openly about my faith in the content that I am creating.

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    How Do You Balance Your Business Life & Your Faith?

    Recently, Jared sent me a message stating that he's now entered the entrepreneurial world after having been employed in a traditional professional ministry position. He wanted to know how I was able to find a balance between my business life and my faith.

    He went on to state that through his business endeavors, he now has a lot of new friends, acquaintances and business partners that he would like to share his faith with. However, he is concerned about potentially ruining those relationships by going in too strong and sounding too preachy.

    In forming his question to me, he also stated that he has invested in these relationships and now wants to know how he can leverage these relationships so that he can introduce his faith through his personal witnessing, in an effort to share the gospel with them.

    A majority of this episode is devoted to my response to Jared's request for advice in this area. The topic starts at 16 minutes and 43 seconds. (00:16:43)

     
     
    Other Items Mentioned In This Episode
    – Using Instagram Hashtags for Greater Exposure (00:03:30)
    My Live Q&A Call From Last Week (00:55:45)
    – Why I purchased the Canon HF-G30 andy why I love it. (00:56:09)

     
     
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    313 How You Can Use #HashTags To Market Your Podcast And A Few Questions From The Feedback Hotline

    fbhashIn this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I briefly mention that I will be hosting a community meetup at Walt Disney World on Friday, June 28th (RSVP HERE), I answer a few questions off the listener feedback hotline and I share a Social Media Segment where we talk about #Hashtags coming to Facebook and an interesting update that should be announced for Instagram.

    Here's a list of topics covered in this episode. I've also provided you the time stamp of where each question can be found in the episode.

    00:03:38 Personal Plug of the Week – Albert Hathazi
    00:07:38 You Can Audio Podcasts For Visual Topics
    00:12:31 Do you have to use a Rack when you have rack mounted equipment?
    00:15:14 How can you change the name of your podcast?
    00:20:17 Information related to the July 22nd Podcasting A to Z course.
    00:30:36 Social Media Segment on #Hashtags
    00:48:07 Discussion about Vine like video coming to Instagram

    Links mentioned in and related to this episode:
    Podcasting A to Z Course (Use Promo Code Early500 before the end of June!)
    Facebook Meetup Page For Walt Disney World Meetup
    Albert Hathazi on Twitter
    Middle Atlantic RK2 Black Wood Rack Box
    Blubrry PowerPress Support Forum
    Dr. Hans Finzel's Leadership Answer Man Podcast

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