Immediately after recording this episode, I announced to those who were watching live, in the chat room, that I would personally rate this episode about a 6 out of 10 on a quality scale.
Going into the episode, I was pretty excited about the content that I had planned for the show. However, I ended up doing one of my long-winded monologues that some may take as an extended sales pitch for my current session of Podcasting A to Z. That was not the intention.
I had plans to respond to a total of four listener questions. However, I only ended up getting to the first two.
Greg had a quick question about why I sell a digital audio recorder in my Podcast Answer Man Equipment Package.
Also, a listener, who introduced himself as Buck Inspire, called in to say that he's been podcasting for several years and is not satisfied with the number of downloads that he's been getting for his show. He wanted to know if I thought that rebranding and relaunching his show, for the purpose of making the most of iTune's New & Noteworthy exposure, would help him achieve his goals much faster.
I went quite a bit overboard in my response to Buck. So much so, that I actually question the value of the overall feel of the episode. With that said, I didn't say anything that I didn't honestly feel about my review of where Buck's show is today and what he could do to take it to the next level.
With that, I'm simply writing this to tell you that I don't feel that this is among my best work as a professional podcaster. However, it is what I've produced this week.
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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.
Podcast Movement Conference
August 16-17, 2014 – Dallas, TX
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November 9-11, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO
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