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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Become An Expert At Saying No!
Recently, I received an email, from Gloria, that said…
“I Just spent the day listening to your podcast! So valuable and I feel so blessed to have found it!
In episode 321, you mentioned a talk you gave about four reasons entrepreneurs should say no. Do you mind sharing what the four reasons were?
Also any advice on how to respectfully decline the “Can I pick your brain?” requests? I am a motivational speaker and people are starting to ask me how to get into the industry (truth is, I got my first booking after 4 days! That wasn't because of me, that was purely God!).
I know this is only going to increase once I start my podcast, as recently someone came up to me at a memorial service to try to network with me!
I don't want to be rude, but have you found a way to respectfully, as a Christian, turn down people's requests?
Any advice would be so appreciated.
In response to Gloria's email, I spent most of my time sharing the reasons why one should become more skilled at saying no. If you are looking for tips on how to effectively say no, I highly encourage you to check out episode 91 of Michael Hyatt's podcast on this topic. (starts at 00:05:37)
Current Thoughts On Tagging
Ted called in a question about tagging .mp3 files. I spent a few moments of this episode sharing my current thoughts on tagging your .mp3 files with metadata. You can see my old tutorial on tagging by clicking here. (00:37:36)
Alex called in to say that he started a movie review podcast with some friends and that it has been very successful so far. Alex has some interest in monetizing the platform while his co-hosts seem very opposed to the idea. He asked for my thoughts on this subject and I gave them in this episode. (00:43:15)
Should I Use SoundCloud?
Dana called in to say that she's heard a number of podcasters mention that their shows could be found in iTunes, Stitcher and now on SoundCloud. She wanted to know if I thought that she needed to include her podcast on the SoundCloud platform as well. I share my response to Dana's question in this episode. (00:53:48)
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Why Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host's RSS Feed?
Several people have been emailing me, recently, telling me that they have been getting a lot of conflicting advice regarding which rss feed they should use. Specifically, there have been many folks that have been told that the best option for new podcasters, who are hosting with Libsyn, is to allow Libsyn to not only host their media files, but to also allow them to host the website and their rss feed for their podcast.
I have been a supporter of Libsyn since 2006 and I am personally responsible for sending hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to their service. However, I have always, and still do, suggest that podcasters only use Libsyn for media hosting and stats alone. In this episode, I share exactly why I feel so strongly about this.
How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host
Gina wants to do a podcast with a co-host that is in a different location, via Skype. She wanted to know if I had any thoughts on how they can do this without constantly interrupting each other since they will not have the normal visual queues to go off of. I share my thoughts in this episode.
Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business?
Jeff called in and asked… “How can a sports talk podcast and website, which isn't a business, actually dive into the entrepreneurial aspects that you consistently talk about? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?” I certainly had a few thoughts to share, on this topic, in the episode.
How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email?
Finally, my good friend, Butch Gibson, called in on the voice mail feedback hotline and left a 3 minute and 18 second voice message. His main point was how much he appreciated the fact that, even with the success that I have achieved, I still manage time to read the emails he sends to me and to send back a cordial response to each.
Butch even made a point to say that I'm a “good guy” and that he's noticed that some other folks out there seem to go out of their way to be rude in response to some of the correspondence that he sends their way.
The thoughts that I shared, in response to Butch's feedback, may shock some of my listeners. Listen to this episode to hear the thoughts that I shared.