Interviews

474 – A Fun Interview Format

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 3, 2016

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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

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 29, 2016

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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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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

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 9, 2015

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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!

    March 23, 2015

    A Future Where Skype Is Everywhere? 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. […]

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    381 The Serial Podcast – Stitcher Reviews – Disqus Comment System Plugin – And So Much More

    November 20, 2014

    Have you heard of the podcast, SERIAL? Serial (iTunes | Website) is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising […]

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    354 The New New Twitter – Book Recommendations – And Much More

    April 24, 2014

    The New New Twitter Is Getting Close It’s been a few years since Twitter had a major overhaul of their web user interface. Twitter recently rolled out a redesign of their User Profiles. The change to the new design will eventually happen for all users. However, you can click here to get the new design […]

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    334 Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey & Skype Desktop API Update

    November 14, 2013

    Behind Every Great Man, You Will Find A Great Woman! In this week’s episode I am honored to have my wife, Stephanie, as a guest with me in the studio. I shared, previously, that we were shocked to learn just how many folks in the Podcast Answer Man community who had no idea that Stephanie […]

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    330 Skype Is Shutting Off Access To Pamela And Call Reorder (UPDATE), Stats Addiction And More

    October 17, 2013

    Skype Cutting Access To Software Recorders I’ve recently been informed that Skype is shutting down it’s desktop API in December 2013. This will affect podcasters who rely on software plugins like Pamela or Call Recorder to record Skype conversations for their podcasts. Skype has a brief note about this on their support website. The developers […]

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    324 Podcasting As An Occupation? How Long Before My Podcast Will Start Generating Income? My Thoughts On This And More!

    September 6, 2013

    Show Me The Money! (Topic starts at 00:03:44) There are times when I feel like Jerry Maguire in this scene from the movie (WARNING: Strong language in clip). Okay, so this is a bit of an exaggeration. The fact is that I have made it a point to not yet enter into a relationship where […]

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    315 Twenty Two Tips To Improve Your Podcast Interviews

    July 4, 2013

    Hey folks. Here is another episode that I pre-recorded before leaving for my two week family vacation. In this episode, I share twenty two tips that will help you improve your podcast interviews. These tips start 29 minutes into the episode. I use the opening of the show to I discuss a few details related […]

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