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311patentShocking Podcasting Patent Lawsuit Update (00:16:25)
In this week's episode, I share the story published by ArsTechnica that Personal Audio, LLC had attempted to drop the lawsuit against Adam Carolla, but Adam refused to drop his defence of the lawsuit.

It seems that Personal Audio LLC, had dropped the other lawsuits that they had filed with two other podcasters, without having received any money from those podcasters. It also seems as though these folks saw that they were fighting a losing battle and wanted to get out to avoid having their patent for delivering episodic content was deemed invalid. However, at this point, it appears as though this case is going to be heard by a jury this September. Full details in this episode.

 
 
02-InboxZeroSix Tips For Dealing With Email Overwhelm (00:29:32)
I get a ton of email. Currently, I receive well over 100 emails every day from individuals who have questions related to podcasting, business coaching, etc. I'm not opposed to the approach of having someone else process my email for me and I certainly recognize that this may become a reality for me when I get to the place when I begin receiving more than 500 or 1,000 emails each day. However, for now, I'm proud to report that I still make it a point to respond to every email that I receive and that I do it personally.

What may be shocking to you is that I typically get to “Inbox Zero” at least once per day. If I had to guess, I typically get to zero emails in my inbox an average of between 20 to 25 days per month. In the episode, I share six strategies that I use that helps me from being overwhelmed with my email. I use these strategies, personally, so that I can continue to focus on the things that are most important in my business.

I'll list the six tips below. However, you'll want to listen to this episode to hear my explanation of each of these tips.

1. Before you open your email, know what you will say yes to and know what you will say no to.

2. Catalog your most frequently asked requests and prepare pre-written responses to paste in response to those emails.

3. When giving a “no” response, be sure to provide something that will help the person get what they are looking for.

4. Move all “to do” items out of your email inbox and into a task management system.

5. Create labels with filters to help you easily identify the most important messages in your inbox so that you know what to deal with first.

6. Create separate “virtual inboxes” for certain categories of emails that are either more urgent or less urgent than messages that go into your normal email inbox.

 
 
Video Recording of this episode
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If you have been thinking about starting a podcast, this is the course for you. Just head over to http://PodcastingAtoZ.com for full details. I look forward to potentially working with you.

 
 
Upcoming Event Schedule
220calOne 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.

Next Level One Day Mastermind Event
August 15, 2014 – Dallas, TX
Get full details by clicking here.

Podcast Movement Conference
August 16-17, 2014 – Dallas, TX
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Social Media Success Summit (ONLINE EVENT)
October, 2014 – Online Event
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Platform Conference
November 9-11, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO
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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 affiliate 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 upon 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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