Welcome To The Podcast Answer Man Podcast!

Podcast Answer Man PodcastI (Cliff Ravenscraft) launched the Podcast Answer Man podcast back in December of 2006, one year after I started podcasting. I had been approached by several people, asking me to help them figure out how to launch a podcast. Technically, I was still podcasting as a hobby at that time and I had decided to start doing some paid consulting work on the side.

One thing led to another and less than a year, after launching the Podcast Answer Man podcast, I became convinced that I could actually make a living doing podcasting full-time as my career. If you want to hear the full story of how this happened, I would encourage you to listen to Episode 425 of PABL & Episode 88 of FFTH. Today, just a few years later, I’m happy to announce that I’ve created a very successful podcast network and a podcast and new media consulting/coaching business.

Podcast Answer Man is perfect for the brand new podcaster and seasoned podcasters alike. My goal is consistently encourage podcasters to dream big and to always think about how they can take their podcast to the next level.

If you like this podcast, you may also like the Social Media Serenity, Virtual Assistant Podcast, and Business Tech Weekly podcasts. Of course we invite you to please check out the complete list of our podcasts.

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wemoRemote Controlled On Air Sign
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. However, it recently occurred to me that I could use one of those WeMo switches by Belkin to operate a plugged in On Air Light/Sign that I could place just outside my studio. In fact, I may place a second remote controlled light on the main level of the house so that the rest of the family will know, upstairs, when I am actually recording something.



350 Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make And What To Do If You’ve Made Them – & Much Much More

March 20, 2014

Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make In this episode, of Podcast Answer Man, I share ten of the most common mistakes that I have seen thousands of brand new podcasters make. I not only share my thoughts on why these are mistakes, I also give suggestions of what you can do if you have […]

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349 Podcast Answer Man – Dealing With Negative Feedback – How To Come Back From A Podfade – DropCam Pro Review

March 13, 2014

Dealing With Negative Feedback It’s been a long time since I last covered the topic of dealing with negative feedback. Earlier this week, I was listening to the Jillian Michaels Show and she had an episode titled Haters Are Gonna Hate. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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348 Podcast Answer Man – The Episode I Almost Deleted

March 6, 2014

It’s been a while since I recorded an episode of Podcast Answer Man that I actually deleted. I’ve had a few episodes where I went back and re-recorded a section or two. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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347 Podcast Answer Man – Appear.In Video Conferencing & The Podcast Movement Conference

February 27, 2014

Keynoting At The Podcast Movement In this episode, I talk with Jared Easley and Gary Leland who, together with Dan Franks and Mitch Todd, are putting together the new Podcast Movement National Podcasting Conference. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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346 Podcast Answer Man – Should We Stop Using The Term Podcast?

February 20, 2014

Why I Still Defend The Term PODCAST Matt Lovell is one of thirty students who are currnetly going through the 15th session of my Podcasting A to Z training course. Matt started a conversation inspired by something that he heard on Dan Miller’s podcast. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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345 Podcast Answer Man – Podcast Patent Update – A Talk With Michael Stelzner About Social Media Marketing World – Paper App by Facebook – The Whiteification of Twitter – Flappy Bird – And More!

February 13, 2014

Social Media Marketing World In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I talk with Michael Stelzner from Social Media Examiner. The main focus of our conversation is to discuss what the Social Media Marketing World Conference is about and who, specifically, should consider attending. (Starts at 00:38:57) CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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344 Podcast Answer Man – Why I’m Shutting Down The Podcast Mastermind, Even Though It Generated Over $57,000 In 2013

February 6, 2014

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share one of the top five most difficult decisions that I’ve had to make in my business. February 2014 marks the second anniversary of The Podcast Mastermind. In spite of the fact that it was responsible for generating over $57,000 in profit for my business in 2013, […]

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343 Podcast Answer Man – Mouth Noises

January 30, 2014

Reducing or Eliminating Mouth Noises Over the past eight years, I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of people on the launch of their podcast. On average, about one out of ten individuals have experienced a significant issue with mouth noises. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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342 Podcast Answer Man – Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter

January 23, 2014

Five Tips For A Relational Approach To Twitter In several recent episodes of Podcast Answer Man, Erik Fisher and I have discussed our desire to get back to using Twitter the way that we did in the old days. The main problem, however, has been that it is increasingly difficult to use twitter in this […]

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341 Podcast Answer Man – Music For Your Podcast – How Can I Play Licensed Music In My Podcast? – Royalty Free Music – Independent Music – Podsafe Music – Jingles – Custom Music & More

January 16, 2014

Can I Play Music In My Podcast? One of the top five things that I am most often asked about is whether or not you can play music in your podcast. I created this extended edition of Podcast Answer Man to serve as a resource that I can point folks to as questions related to […]

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340 Podcast Answer Man – New Media Expo 2014 Review

January 9, 2014

New Media Expo 2014 Review I just returned from New Media Expo and the reality is that I should have taken this week off. I had such an amazing time at the event. However, the lack of sleep and the long days did wear me down quite a bit. With that, I originally recorded episode […]

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339 Podcast Answer Man

December 26, 2013

Tom Adams Shares The Value of A Small Narrow Niche Audience Podcasting to a small, niche audience is an often overlooked opportunity by many potential podcasters. Tom Adams has discovered just how valuable they can be. Tom is a consultant, executive coach and author, as well as the President of a boutique web marketing agency […]

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283 Podcast Answer Man – Evergreen Content

December 19, 2013

Creating Evergreen Content In this episode, I talk about the value in intentionally creating evergreen content. In my weekly podcast, I may discuss topics that are extremely relevant today but may not be applicable months or years down the road. However, I will often create a segment of an episode or even full episodes where […]

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337 Podcast Answer Man – Wired Lavalier & Much More!

December 12, 2013

Wired Lavalier Recommendation for Speakers and Presenters I’ve often been asked what type of lavalier mic I would recommend for a professor who wanted to record their classroom lectures or for speakers who wanted to have an audio recording of their own presentation. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SHOW NOTES

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336 Podcast Answer Man

December 5, 2013

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I asked Erik Fisher to join me for the whole show to discuss more thoughts related to what we started to discuss in episode 335, related to how Twitter seemed to be losing losing sight of what originally made it so useful in building relationships. This topic […]

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335 Podcast Answer Man – Brand Name – YouTube Comments – Twitter

November 21, 2013

For Full Show Notes, please go to http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/335

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334 Podcast Answer Man – Five Tips For Getting Your Spouse On The Same Page With Your Entrepreneurial Journey & Skype Desktop API Update

November 14, 2013

Behind Every Great Man, You Will Find A Great Woman! In this week’s episode I am honored to have my wife, Stephanie, as a guest with me in the studio. I shared, previously, that we were shocked to learn just how many folks in the Podcast Answer Man community who had no idea that Stephanie […]

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333 Podcast Answer Man – Checking Your Guns At The Door – Review of Platform Conference Dallas 2013

November 7, 2013

I Checked My Guns At The Door! In this week’s episode, I share my thoughts as I return from the Platform Conference. I talk about the conference itself, I share my favorite thing about the past week and I share a great deal of information about the talk that I gave and how I took […]

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332 Podcast Answer Man – Upgrading To Mavericks – Keynote 6.0 Vs Keynote 09 (5.3) – New Media Expo Podcasting Track – Multiple Displays & More

October 31, 2013

Why I Downgraded To Keynote 09 This week, I made the decision to go ahead and upgrade a few of my computers to the latest version of Apple’s Mac OSX operating system, Mavericks. In the episode, I share my experiences with the upgrade and how much I love the multiple display support. During the upgrade […]

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