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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410 – Three Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Podcasting – The Tools I Use For Show Preparation – My Favorite Podcast Management App – And Much More

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This week's episode is part two in a three part series called “Questions That New Podcasters Ask.” For this series, I have pulled actual questions that were asked by students in my Podcasting A to Z online training course.

The questions that I address in this episode are as follows.

1. For many of your tutorials, it looks like you're using YouTube more than Vimeo. If this is true, can you share why? (00:03:01)

2. Why do you like Adobe Audition over Audacity? (00:17:38)

3. What podcast app do you like best for subscribing to and managing the podcasts you listen to? (00:29:07)

4. Besides WorkFlowy, what tools do you use to plan your shows? (00:35:30)

5. What are three things that you know now that you wish you knew when you first started podcasting? (00:44:04)

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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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387 Why I Decided To Stop Recording Video for Podcast Answer Man & Why I Am No Longer Doing Live Show Thursdays

Saying Yes To New Things Often Means Saying No To Exisiting Things
I always get excited at the beginning of each new year.The weeks leading up to the first of the new year is a time where I reflect on what has been accomplished over the past year, a time to discern what it is that I want to continue to do, and to make decisions about what I wish to do differently.

Changes ahead

I've have several signficant goal that I hope to accomplish. In this first episode of 2015, I share the most important priorities that I have moving into this brand new year.

To make room in my life for these new goals/priorities, I've had to come to the decision to stop doing a few things. For this reason, I share my thought process behind making the decision to stop doing my weekly live broadcasts as well as publishing a video version of Podcast Answer Man to my YouTube Channel.

I know that the changes that I'm making will dissapoint a few hundred of my most loyal community members. However, it is my hope that when they hear the top three goals that I have for 2015, they will understand and support this decision.

I'm wishing you a very blessed and joy filled 2015!

Cliff

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367 What do you do when you know that what is needed to take your podcast to the next level is just outside your financial reach? And So Much More!

Next Level One Day Mastermind Event
I'm very excited to announce my very first one day LIVE EVENT. I will be hosting the first Next Level One Day Mastermind event on Friday, August 15th in Dallas TX in the Galveston Room at the Westin Galleria. (pictured below)
Galveston

I describe this event in great detail starting at 52 minutes and 54 seconds into the episode. If you would like to be one of the ten people included in this intensive mastermind experience, please register now at http://NextLevelStudio.tv.

 
 
Topics Covered In This Episode:
– How can I create an introduction episode? (00:03:32)
– Have I considered going back to recording into software? (00:14:38)
– Why did Chad purchase a Samsung Washer & Dryer? (00:27:50)
– How do you incorporate video into an audio only production? (00:33:11)
– What do you do when you know that what is needed to take your podcast to the next level is just outside your financial reach? (00:40:10)
– How should I handle this potentially high risk interview request? (00:47:00)

 
 
Video Recording of this episode
The following video is an UNEDITED version of the Behind The Scenes Recording of this episode of Podcast Answer Man. Join me for a future live broadcast of Podcast Answer Man. Click here for details.

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