474 – A Fun Interview Format

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In this week's episode, I share my recent experience of being interviewed by my friend Dan Faulknor. Dan had just launched a new podcast called This Could Be Interesting. I had such a great time during this interview due to the format of his show and the software solution that he came up with to randomly generate the questions that we would answer.

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460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

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I was recently invited to be a guest on Tammy Helfrich's Right Where You Are podcast. Over the years, I've been a guest on hundreds of podcasts. This interview was, by far, one of the greatest times that I've spent as a guest on someone else's show.

For those who are not familiar with how I got my start in the podcasting world, how I turned my love for podcasting into a full-time career and what has transpired since, this interview is a great overview of what has transpired over the past 11 years. After we were finished recording, I knew that I wanted to share the recording here in my own podcast and Tammy was gracious enough to agree to having me share it with you here.

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412 – Advice To GIve Your Interview Guests Before The Call And So Much More

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The questions that I address in this episode of Podcast Answer Man are as follows.

1) What is needed to hook up two sets of headphones to our mixer? If I plan to interview an in studio guest, do you recommend that I provide them with headphones as well? (00:05:15)

In response to this question, I mentioned the Hosa GPP 359 Headphone Splitter and the Behringer HA4700 Headphone Amplifier.

2) Do you think podcasts will always be free to listeners? (00:14:45)

3) Assuming we already have GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar. Is it ever a good idea to do an interview with GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar instead of Skype? This would be if the person being interviewed doesn't have or want a Skype account? Would the audio quality be good?(00:26:24)

4) What internet speeds are required for a good skype connection? (00:32:42) You can see the official recommendations at http://gspn.tv/skypespeeds.

5) Do you give any pre-advice to your interviewee before you start? (00:35:51)

6) Over the years how have you been successful with consistency. I listen to a few podcasts that do not follow their schedule. (00:42:07)

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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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    397 – The Return of the Double Ender – Skype Everywhere – YouTube Cards – And Much More!

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    The Verge recently reported on Microsoft's vision for the future of Skype, saying.. “Microsoft only just launched a preview of Skype for Business, but it's already preparing for the future. In a new vision video released today, the software maker's message is a clear one: it's just the beginning. Microsoft envisions a future where Skype is on your wrist, on giant displays in offices, used to translate calls on the fly, and a platform to speak to your doctor.” I've embedded the video below and will talk about why I think that this vision is great for the future of podcasting!

     
     
    The Return of the Double Ender
    I recently had lunch with Tim Sinclair, the founder of Ringr and Christopher Wright fordward me information about the company PodClear. Each of these companies have a desire to help you record the highest quality interview for your podcast by using the old style process of the double ender. In this episode, I explain what a double ender is and how these two solutions are implementing that technique.

     
     
    YouTube Replacing Annotations?
    Techcrunch is reporting that YouTube will be rolling out a new product called “Cards,” which will eventually replace their annotations product with a new interface that’s designed to work across screens, including mobile. Annotations have been used to provide content creators the ability to add clickable text that they can overlay on their videos as a means to provide their audience with more engagement with their content.

    Techcrunch says… “Today, there are six different card types being made available, which are accessible from the new “Cards” tab in the Video Editor. YouTube points to several examples of these, including videos demonstrating Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding cards. These cards are applied on a per-video basis will work on both desktop and mobile, says YouTube. To use the cards, creators can provide a destination URL from a list of eligible sites, and, depending on the card type, can customize the image, title and call-to-action text.

    The cards will appear first to viewers as a small teaser for a few seconds, which viewers can then click to access the card directly. Plus, at any other point in the video, a small icon appears when they hover over the video playing on the desktop or when the player controls are displaying on mobile. Viewers can click this icon to scroll through all the cards available on that video.” (Link to original article)

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