Will Someone Really Listen To 500 Episodes of Your Podcast?
I recently recorded the 500th episode of my Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast. Wondering if anyone had listened to all five hundred episode, I asked those who had listened to every episode to please let me know. To my surprise, four people contacted me to let me know that they have, indeed, listened to every episode. I include the audio feedback that I received from Maggie Mack, Anne-Sophie Reinhardt, and Wayne Henderson. My great friend, Richard Emblem, wrote me an email to share that he has listened to every episode as well.
While not everyone has listened to all 500 episodes, there are a few hundred people who have listened to more than half of the content that I put out in the Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast. In this episode, I share my thoughts on why I feel so many people have taken such an interest in a podcast that is very general in nature and has the least amount of production value.
Griffin iMic USB Sound Card Question:
Jason Pyles recently purchased Podcast Answer Man Package #5 from my equipment page. He had a question about hooking up two different Griffin iMic USB Sound Cards to his Mac computer. He wants to know how he can selectively choose which sound card each software program will use. I explain the question in more detail in the episode as well as give my answer of how to accomplish this.
Thoughts On Recording Into An IPod With iRig Mic
Bill called in to ask if I had any experience with the IK Multimedia iRig microphone for recording audio into an iPod Touch. Of course I share my thoughts on recording into software in general and ask if anyone out there has some experience with this mic to please leave some feedback in the comments section to this post.
Blog Post About My Switch From MailChimp To AWeber
I mentioned that I was switching my mailing list provider from MailChimp to AWeber in episode 215 of Podcast Answer Man. Many people have been asking me why I am going through all the trouble to make this change. Some folks are also wondering why I feel that my mailing list is so important. I actually spent a few hours writing a blog post about this topic. If you are interested, you can read the post at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/aweber.
Podcasting A to Z Update:
Earlier this year, I had a bold dream to create an online coaching course where I would take twenty students and, over the course of five weeks, teach them all how to podcast from scratch. That dream became a reality and showed me just how effective the online group coaching environment can be.
Word is spreading about the impact this course has had on the students that have already participated and I'm happy to announce that I have already filled the first four spots for my next Podcasting A to Z course which will begin on Monday, July 11th. I know that many of you have expressed interest in participating in my July course and I'm excited to announce two things that may be of interest to you.
First, I'm going to allow up to thirty students to participate this time around. This will be a tremendous benefit to those who will participate in this class as there will be ten more people who are going to be asking questions that you may not have thought to ask yourself. You will benefit from all those additional questions and answers.
Second, I'm offering everyone that is on my mailing list a $99 discount on the cost of the course. That brings the cost of the five week course to $800. To take advantage of this discount, please sign up for my mailing list at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/mailinglist. Once you have received the confirmation that you have been added to the mailing list, send me an email to [email protected] and I will respond with a discount code that you can use.
Dan Miller, of http://48days.com, is going to be promoting the July A to Z course to his community starting next week. Judging by previous exposure of my business to his audience, I'm expecting another wonderful turnout.
I am already looking forward to the successful launch of approximately 30 new podcasts as the result of this course. If you have been wanting to get your podcast launched, now is a great time to sign up and get this thing started.
Ian Whitfield was in my May course. He recently sent me the following testimonial to share with you.
Hey this is Ian Whitfield and I just finished taking Cliff's Podcasting A to Z, online training course.
During the course of five weeks, I had my set up my own podcast studio, set up and configured my own website, published my podcast episode online and submitted my podcast to and was approved in the iTunes Directory. I'm overly impressed with the quality of my first sample podcast episode that I put online at http://LeaderLessons.com.
Simply put… This course was an investment that has already paid off. I highly recommend Cliff's Podcasting A to Z Course.
The following is a list of examples of what previous Podcasting A to Z participants have accomplished as the result of going through this five weeks of training. Please note that the web design is a work in progress for many of the students who just completed the May course.
- Joel Boggess' 11th Episode – http://goo.gl/o8fPn
- Paul Nolan's 1st Episode – http://goo.gl/tWRM9
- Glen Steinson's 1st Episode- http://goo.gl/9Z38n
- Stacy Westfall's 6th Episode – http://goo.gl/lH8wS
- David & Paula Foster's 60th Episode – http://goo.gl/iczKW
- Ian Whitfield's 1st Episode – http://goo.gl/Nk9N5
- Steve Vale's 1st Episode – http://goo.gl/c2E8O
- Anne Reinhardt's 3rd Episode – http://goo.gl/FsJLQ
If you, or someone you know, is looking to successfully launch a podcast, I hope you will consider joining my next Podcasting A to Z online training course that will start Monday, July 11th. Please check out http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/atoz which contains full details of this course.
PODCAST CONSULTING: I'm available for one on one podcast consulting and coaching. Whether you want someone to get everything set up for you or you just need a little help along the way, I'd love to work with you. I'm able to demonstrate using screen sharing technology during our call which makes it just like I was there sitting next to you at the computer. If you are interested, email me at [email protected] or call me at 859-757-1399.