Why Audio Podcasting Can Work For Visual Topics!
I am very happy to feature Chef Keith Snow and his Harvest Eating podcast as my personal plug of the week. I asked Keith if he would be willing to record an audio clip for Podcast Answer Man where he would share some details about a conversation that he and I had been having recently.
The focus of that conversation was how audio podcasting is actually great for brands who focus on more visual topics. In this episode, I play a nine minute testimonial that Keith gave that speaks to the power of audio podcasting and what his audio podcast has come to mean for him and his brand.
Should I Ditch My $1,100 Condenser Mic for A HeiL PR40?
In this episode, Sean mentioned that he had heard my review of the Heil PR-40 and wondered if his should ditch his $1,100 condenser microphone and go with the Heil. My response to his question may shock some long-time listeners of this podcast.
Aren't You One Mistake Away From Ruining Your Recording?
I love the question that Mike submitted, where he wondered if I were simply one mistake a way from completely ruining an entire recording by recording my show, from beginning to end, in a single recording rather than including the audio and other segments in post production. To demonstrate the power of the “live to drive” method of recording, this entire episode is 100% UNCUT and had received NO EDITING AT ALL!
SpeakPipe Premium Pages Options
I was very excited to receive an email from Vladimir earlier this week where he mentioned that he had added a “premium voicemail page” option. This allows you to remove the branding from the top of the SpeakPipe page. I tested it out and I like it a lot.
While I was in there, I noticed that they now have an HTML-snippet option that allows you to easily embed your voicemail page on your website: (Note that your website page must have a width of at least 830px for displaying a frame correctly.)
You can see how I incorporated this feature by check out my CONTACT PAGE.
Upcoming Event Schedule
One of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.
Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.
Social Media Marketing World
April 7-9 – San Diego, CA
Affiliate Link – http://gspn.tv/socialmedia
May 6-9 – Orlando, FL
Conference Link – http://ScorreConference.tv
Affiliate Info: Use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 on registration!
GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise
June 23 – 27 – Bahamas
Full Details: http://gspn.tv/cruise
November 3-5 – Dallas, TX
Conference Link – http://PlatformConference.tv
Affiliate Info: Use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 on registration!
Exclusive Audio Branding Package Opportunity
I want to remind you that I have an exclusive audio branding package through Music Radio Creative that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following:
- A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand.
- An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed.
- An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice.
- Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.
- Complete script writing service for all of your audio products.
I encourage you to check out the commercial below and then click here to schedule your audio branding consultation today.
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
I 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!
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 may not have been transferred 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 willing 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 program 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 star rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.
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