Building Community From From The Hospital
I started this episode off by sharing that I spent this past weekend in the hospital. I mentioned that if you wanted to know why I was in the hospital, you could read all about it in my blog post found at https://gspn.tv/hospital2012.
I made the decision to share this in Podcast Answer Man because I felt that the blog post linked above provides some great insight into how I've naturally connected with my audience over the years. If nothing else, you can pull up the post to see what LiveFyre looks like when there are over 200 comments.
I'm happy to announce that I feel healthier than I have ever felt before and I'm ready to achieve all the goals that I've set for myself here in 2012!
New Chat Leads To Streaming On The iPad
I recently received an email from Ning, the creators of the platform that I use for my gspn.tv online community and that I will be using for my new Podcast Mastermind Group.
In the email, they announced that they had completely rewritten their chat system so that it is now based upon Java and HTML5. Basically, this means that the chat functionality will now work on iOS and other mobile devices.
This news prompted me to move my Live Streaming Page over to my online community site. While doing some testing, I noticed that Ustream was prompting me to try out their new web based broadcaster. I decided to give it try and you can find out what happened by watching this video.
Skype Audio Quality
Tommy called in to ask if there were any differences in audio quality from Skype to Skype calls and Skype to regular telephone calls. In the episode, I provide the answer to this question.
Podcast Mastermind Group
I briefly mentioned that the Podcast Mastermind Group that I have been planning for the past few months is about to launch within the next ten days. There will be a special incentive for the first 50 people who become members of this exclusive group. If you would like become one of the first 50 members, please email me today at [email protected].
Where Are They Now Interview
Connie Williams and Sheila Tidwell are the hosts of an amazing podcast called Connie And Sheila Talk. I absolutely love Connie and Sheila. They were my very first client who hired me for a full one day, on site, consulting job, something I hope to do a great deal more of in 2012 and beyond.
You can find their show at http://ConnieAndSheilaTalk.com. As mentioned in our conversation, the show has a Real Estate focus, and while I have zero interest in real estate investing, I've listened to over 50 of their 84 episodes that are currently online. I have found so much of the success principles that they have shared in their podcast to be transferable to my own business pursuits. I am consistently inspired by the stories they share, the books they talk about, and the guests that they have interview.
I consider Connie And Sheila Talk to be among one of my favorite Self Help/Business Management podcasts in the iTunes directory. Their show is a perfect example of taking a particular niche topic and bringing a fresh and relaxed approach to the content at hand. Their show is never overly technical, but has just the best balance of transparency, authenticity, and personal touch that makes you feel comfortable listening to their show.
I would say that by listening to only three consecutive episodes of their podcast, you could not help but come to know, like, and trust Connie and Sheila. They are simply fabulous! I hope that you find a great deal of value and inspiration from our recorded conversation and that it will help you apply a few things to take your own podcasting journey to the next level.
Blue Host Affiliate Signups
Special thanks to the folks behind DarthPickle.com for using my Blue Host affiliate link this past week to create their hosting account. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!
Random Plug of The Week
This week's random plug of the week goes out to Albert Hathazi from TheLocalMethod.com. Albert has created a weekly podcast devoted to helping local businesses become market leaders within their community. If you take some time to check out his podcast, please let him know that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man.
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Podcast Answer Man Episode 244 is now online. Live Streaming With Chat to iPad and other mobile devices! PodcastAnswerMan.com/244
— Cliff Ravenscraft (@GSPN) January 12, 2012