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First Impression of Blab.im
A few weeks ago, I heard about a service called Blab.im. This service allows you to stream live video from your iPhone just like periscope. However, it also allows you to stream live video from a desktop browser as well. Better than that, this service also allows you to have up to three guests join you in a group video conference call where all four video streams are broadcasted together to your live viewing audience.
In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share my first impression of Blab.im and why I think that this is something that every podcaster should check out.
Here's a video recording of my very first test with the Blab.im platform while I was out for a walk in my neighborhood.
Live Streaming Via Periscope
I've noticed that a lot of my podcasting friends have been using Periscope in some very creative ways. In fact, I love what I've seen my friend, Michael Hyatt, doing with the platform. Click here to see a sample.
Recently, Stephanie and I made the decision to bring our Family From The Heart podcast back to our weekly schedule. In the past, we had always live streamed the recording of this show using Ustream on our own custom built live streaming page. We've made the decision to move the live streaming of this show over to Periscope moving forward. In this episode, I talk about how I'm bringing audio from my mixer into my iPhone. I also share my advice to those of you who may be thinking about live streaming the recording of your podcast with Periscope.
Time Stamp Linking To A Podcast
My favorite app for managing my podcast subscriptions is the official Podcasts app made by Apple. However, I recently discovered a compelling feature of the Overcast podcast app. In this episode, I share how you can share link to any podcast episode, while sharing an exact time stamp within that link. When someone clicks the link you shared, the episode will play, automatically, starting at the very spot where you want them to start listening.
For example, If I wanted you to hear where I talked about the iJingle App in episode 416 of Podcast Answer Man, you could simply ask you to click here. This feature is not enough for me to switch to using the Overcast app as my full-time podcast management solution. However, I do plan to use this feature of the app from time to time.
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Next Level Studio Logo (00:34:44)
I am very excited about the new logo that I had created for my new studio space that will be known as the “Next Level Studio.” Special thanks to my great friend, Jenny Hamson, for the amazing work that she always does for myself and many of my clients. In the episode, I shared why I get excited about something as simple as having a new logo made for my new studio/office space.
Impostor Syndrome (00:22:04)
Do you know what Imposter Syndrome is? Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Do you know how to get beyond this paralysing condition so that you can create the content that will help make a positive difference in the lives of those who would listen to your podcast? I have answers to all of these questions in this episode of Podcast Answer Man.
Taking My Whiteboard To The Next Level
One of the most important pieces of gear that I use in my business is my whiteboard. Nearly every product or service that I have ever created or offered had started out by brainstorming in front of my whiteboard. In my previous workspace, I had two 2ft x 3ft whiteboards attached to the wall behind my desk.
I recently purchased this 3.3ft x 6ft Double Sided Whiteboard. I absolutely love that I can roll this giant whiteboard to any spot in the Next Level Studio. I am already imagining the life changing products and services that will get their start on this new whiteboard. (00:40:20)
There Are No Rules In Podcasting! (00:16:45)
I've been told, recently, that someone had suggested that I seem to be “breaking all the rules” with my Podcast Answer Man show over the past several months. In this episode, I share my thoughts about this statement.
Taking YouTube Content To The Next Level (00:04:18)
I have recently decided to start recording the video of the live stream that I do when recording Podcast Answer Man now that I have a more impressive looking studio in the background of the video. This is the second week that I've decided to publish the recording to my YouTube channel and embed it in the show notes.
Interestingly, I had a significant issue with choppy video on this week's live stream. I found out, afterward, that it was another software program on my streaming computer that caused my computer's CPU to operate at 100%. I should be able to broadcast an HD live stream without having a choppy video next week. Here's hoping.
Also, in this episode, I mention in interesting note about time stamping the segments of the show in the YouTube video notes.
Three Other Topics:
– Julie's Email (00:50:01)
– What is the future of Podcasting? (00:53:22)
– My Ustream Producer Purchase (01:01:24)
Video Recording of this episode
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