219 Podcast Answer Man – New Show Prep Organization And So Much More!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 14, 2011

in Podcast Answer Man

This week, I'm delighted by the result of my decision to remove the Podcast Answer Man podcast off my Live Show Thursday Schedule. I felt so much more relaxed as I prepared and shared the content that is contained in this episode. I hope you find something valuable within the episode to help you take your show to the next level.

New Show Prep Organization
I am moving my show prep away from Google Docs and over to http://Wunderlist.com. In the episode, I share the various reasons why I have made this decision. Should you decide to give Wunderlist a go for organizing the topics that you cover in your show, I would love to hear about it in the comments section below.

FeedBurner Original Feed Question
Brian called in to say that he's learned a lot of things by trial and error and actually plans to restart his podcasting efforts from scratch with a fresh reboot. This time around, he's going to be using FeedBurner and he wants to know which feed he should use for his “original feed.” I answer that question in this episode.

AWeber Update
A few weeks ago, I did a blog post at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/aweber. In it, I mentioned that I was moving away from MailChimp and over to Aweber for my email mailing list. In this episode, I share why I am glad that I went through all the hard work and how it has immediately paid off with my recently sent email messages.

JewelBeat Update
In episode 215 of Podcast Answer Man, I shared a relatively new service that allows you to purchase royalty free music that you can use in your media products where you only pay 99 cents per song. Since then, I've received a lot of positive feedback related to the service and in this episode, Steve called in to share his review of the service. Have a look at http://JewelBeat.com and let me know your thoughts about what you find in the comments section below.

Songify iPhone App
Chances are you have seen YouTube videos or media coverage of some sort of the Auto Tuning The News. It's where you take normal speech and set it to music and use software to change the pitch of your voice to match the music, almost as if the speech was actually being song, in tune, with the music playing. In this episode, I share what it would sound like if you did this with the words that I use to open each new episode of Podcast Answer Man. You can get the Songify iPhone app, for free, by clicking here.

I Ordered A Roku XDS Streaming Media Player
I just recently purchased an XDS Roku box from Amazon. If you are intersted in getting one of these for yourself, click here for my affiliate link. In the episode, I share some of my reasoning for purchasing this streaming media player. I am expecting to receive it on Friday and play around with it this weekend. I'll let you guys know what I think after I have had some time to figure it out. If you have a Roku player, please tell me what you like most about it in the comments section below.

Other Topics Addressed

  • Richard called in to share some additional thoughts on setting audio levels.
  • Hank from DaddyLife.net called in to say thanks for the inspiration.
  • If you are interested in a September Podcasting A to Z course, please email me at [email protected].

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.

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