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My Current Thoughts On Social Media Platforms

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 6, 2016

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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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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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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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!

July 24, 2014

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366 How Much Should I Charge My Sponsor?

July 17, 2014

How Much Should I Charge My Sponsor? Some recently posted this question… “I’ve been approached by an ad agency about advertising in my podcast. They have a client that’s very targeted for my audience. So they’re asking me for rate information. I have no idea what to quote them, as I’ve yet to have a […]

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365 Growing Your Mailing List – Thoughts On Live Streaming & Video In General – And Much More!

July 10, 2014

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335 Choosing Your Brand Name – YouTube Comments Changes & Twitter Losing Its Human Feel

November 21, 2013

Choosing A Name For Your Brand When creating a brand new podcast, I’ve noticed a large number of people who seem to get stuck when it comes to choosing the name of their brand and/or podcast. I am a huge fan of choosing a name that can clearly communicate the essence of what your podcast […]

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328 Finding Your Voice – Knowing What You Want To Share With The World

October 3, 2013

Three Ideas For Finding Your Voice In this episode, I invite Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang back to Podcast Answer Man. Joel and Pei were featured as guests back on episode 226 where we discussed how you can make yourself newsworthy. Joel is coming out with a new book titled “Finding Your voice – […]

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