Personal Plug of the Week
This week's personal plug of the week is the Dispatches From The Buckle podcast from Dr. Lee Camp. Before I discovered podcasting, I used to listen to this thing called the radio while I was on road trips. I often would come across the “A Prairie Home Companion” show and found myself enjoying the short radio dramas, skits, music, and discussions offered in that program.

The very first time I visited my great friend, Dan Miller, in Nashville, he took me to a live production of the Tokens Show. This reminded me of everything I loved from A Prairie Home Companion, but added elements that made the experience a great deal better. I remember telling Dan just how amazing it would be if there were a podcast that would include some of the amazing content from that show.

Well, Today, I'm happy to tell you that there is such a podcast and it has instantly become one of my all-time favorite podcasts that I have subscribed to. I encourage you to check out Dispatches From The Buckle. If you like it, please let Dr. Camp know that you heard about it from The Podcast Answer Man.

 
Michael Stelzner Interview
I'm excited to feature an interview with Michael Stelzner from Social Media Examiner. Michael and discuss how he was able to grow the Social Media Examiner so quickly. He also provides details about the launch strategy that he used for his Social Media Marketing podcast.

 
Podcasting A to Z – Next Session Starts Monday Sept 24th.
I have a huge opportunity for those of you who have been thinking about joining me for a session of Podcasting A to Z but haven't yet done so. My next session starts this coming Monday, September 24th and will run through Friday, October 19th.

The opportunity is to be a part of the smallest, most intimate, class that I have had to date. I had allowed myself to get a bit overcommitted to several projects over the past two months. As a result, the only thing that I've done to market this session of Podcasting A to Z has been to send out a single email to my mailing list and provide a few brief mentions here on Podcast Answer Man.

There are benefits to being in a session with 20 to 30 other students, learning from the answers to a greater number of questions that you would have never thought to ask. However, there are benefits to being a part of a much smaller class. For me, I'll be even more aware of your own personal journey, your mission, and your goals. For you, you'll develop a stronger relationship with the other students within the course.

Please check out http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for all the details about what is offered in this course. If you sign up using the discount code “PAM” in the shopping cart, you’ll save $100 off the cost of the course and you’ll be provided with immediate access to all the tutorials. As I am posting this, I have six people registered for the session that starts Monday. I'd love to have a minimum of four more students and I'd love to spend the next four weeks helping you get your podcast launched or take your existing show to the next level.

 
8th Annual Podcast Awards Ceremony Coming To NMX
I share some great news about the upcoming 8th annual Podcast Awards. Most important is that the awards ceremony will be held at New Media Expo his January.

I'm also thrilled to announce that I've made the decision to become a corporate sponsor of this year's Podcast Awards. Did you know that you can get some great exposure by becoming with a Podcaster donation? More details about this in the episode.

Please mark your calendar for October 1st to nominate your favorite podcasts. If you consider nominating any of the shows that I produce, please see http://gspn.tv/awards for important information regarding which category to nominate each show for.

 
Apple's iOS Podcasts App Get's Feature
I'm happy to announce with the latest update to Apple's Podcasts app, you can now use your smart phone to rate and review podcasts in the Apple podcasts directory. You'll need to navigate to the podcast that you want to rate or review within the directory listings. However, it's nice to be able to have the ability to go in and leave a positive review on your favorite shows while you have your iOS device right there in your hand.

 
Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man
I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own.

When placing an order through my affiliate link, you end up paying the same low price and I earn a generous commission. If you have used my affiliate link to make a purchase with B&H, please leave me a comment with your name and a link to your website in the comments section below.

 
 
Blue Host Affiliate Signup
BlueHostI want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

Accounts that were created recently:
http://ChartCaptain.com
http://InspiredByRealWomen.com
http://YouCanHomestead.com

Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and my not have been transfered to BlueHost just yet.

 
The Podcast Mastermind
One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader!

Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!

Are you willing to invest in your future success?
Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?
Are you wiling to commit to your personal and professional growth?

If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!

 
Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affilate programs only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.

 
PODCAST VIDEO TUTORIALS:
I have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

 

I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!
If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer.

I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five start rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.

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