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

snskypeA 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. 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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352 Twitter Photos – Photo Tagging – Skype TX – Patreon – Naming New Studio And More!

twitterTwitter Photos & Tag Spam
In this week's social media segment, Erik Fisher joins me to discuss Twitter's new ability to upload four pictures to a single tweet using their mobile application. We also talk about the ability to tag people in the photos you upload form the mobile Twitter app. This led us into a discussion about tag spam among other things.

 
 
Way of Life App for iOS
Last week, I shared my greatest pet peeve with the Lift App. Thanks to my great friend, Kim Landwehr, I have started to use the Way of Life App for iOS. Listen to this episode to learn what I like this application so much and what habits I am attempting to make a part of my daily life.

 
 
Patreon For #PABL?
In episode 573 of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I shared with my community that I'm considering the launch of a Patreon campaign to take my #PABL podcast to the next level.

 
 
Skype TX
Many of you have asked me to give my opinion on the announcement of Skype TX. My opinion on this is that it is too early to have an opinion on this. When they finally release pricing and hardware specs, we'll have more to go on.

 
 
Congrats Troy & Wayne
A big congratulations to Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson for the shout out of their Resurrection Revealed podcast that they received from 104.5 FM in Wilmington North Carolina.

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347 Appear.In Free Peer to Peer Video Conferencing & The Podcast Movement Conference

pmsnKeynoting At The Podcast Movement
In this episode, I talk with Jared Easley and Gary Leland who, together with Dan Franks and Mitch Todd, are putting together the new Podcast Movement National Podcasting Conference.

During my conversation with Gary and Jared, I ask why they made the decision to start this conference. We also talked about the Kickstarter Campaign, the venue and other details about the event.

I'm happy to announce that I have accepted the invitation to Keynote at the Podcast Movement and I hope to see you in Dallas on August 16th & 17th.

 
 
You Have To Check Out Appear.In
Earlier this week, David Dell introduced me to a relatively new online video conference call service that is currently 100% free and requires no downloads at all. The service is called Appear.in. I shared a few brief details about this service in the opening of the show. However, it turned out that I got to try it out as an option for bringing guests into my podcast due to some technical difficulties with Skype. It worked great.

After my conversation with Jared and Gary, I ended up going into greater detail about my experience with this cool, free, online application. Below is an image from test call that I did with Tim Arthur, Albert Hathazi and Jonathan Shank.

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

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 had podcasts (plural) of her own.

CliffAndStephanie-Medium-FrameWe've had some pretty amazing conversations over the past two weeks, since returning from the Platform Conference, and wanted to share some of the outcomes of those conversations with you.

One of the main things that we discuss are Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey. By listening to this episode, you'll get an inside glimpse on how and why Stephanie joined me in my podcasting hobby and how she is actually the person responsible for me going into this line of work full-time. (This portion of the show starts at 00:06:32)

 
 
Skype Desktop API Update
Great news! Skype has decided to cancel it's plans to stop supporting their desktop API after December of this year. In a blog post on 11/6/2013, they said, “Previously we shared that we would retire the Desktop API later this year. However, I’m happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices.”

This means that if you are using Skype recording software that works today, it will continue to be supported beyond December of this year!

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