Evergreen Insights On The Topic of Podcasting
My name is Cliff Ravenscraft and I started podcasting as a hobby in December 2005.
Within the first two years of Podcasting, I had launched a number of shows related to entertainment, business, social media, technology, faith, family and more, producing as many seven to fifteen podcast episodes a week, reaching hundreds of thousands of subscribers from all over the world.
Podcast Answer Man was the 5th podcast that I launched. Starting in December 2006, it was this show that made it possible for me to start a podcast coaching / consulting business that proved that I could generate more than enough income to provide for my family.
In January 2008, I left an extremely lucrative career as an independent insurance agent, in a family run insurance agency that was started by my grandfather in 1937. I was next in line to take over the agency from my father. Yet I became convinced that I wanted to find a way to do what I was doing through podcasting, full-time, as my career.
Over the next decade, I built an online business where I became the world's leading authority on podcasting. I am personally responsible for training more than 40,000 people on the successful launch of their podcast.
After a decade of teaching people how to podcast, I began to desire another significant career transition. Rather than answer technical questions related to the topic of podcasting, I wanted to coach others on far more important issues such as mindset, career and overall life transformation.
In March 2016, I began a significant rebranding process where I transitioned my original Podcast Answer Man podcast into The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. It is in the archives of this, my main podcast, that you'll find the ORIGINAL 438 episodes of The Podcast Answer Man podcast.
In September 2017, I ended the final session of my Podcasting A To Z Group Training Program, shutting down 100% of all income streams from a half a million dollar per year business, so that I could focus all of my work time, effort and energy on what I felt most passionate about doing in the world.
Mindset & Life Transformation Coaching is what I do today and you can learn about the products and services I offer on my Work With Me Page at CliffRavenscraft.com.
In August 2021, I made the decision to relaunch this ALL-NEW VERSION of the Podcast Answer Man Podcast to share Evergreen Insights On The Topic of Podcasting.
I am still in love with Podcasting as much today as I was back when I published my first episodes back in 2005. It is my desire that the content that you'll find in this show will only enhance your own enjoyment of all that Podcasting can bring into your life.
004 - Multiple Podcast Strategy - Calls To Action - And More!
There are two main segments to this episode.
An update to my portable podcasting studio setup that I spoke about in episode 3 of this podcast.
Here are links to the additional items that I have purchased:
MonoPrice Hard Case 19” x 16” x 8”
Table Top Mic Stand
Heil PRSM Shock Mount
Heil PR-40 Microphone
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Case for Sony Headphones
6ft XLR Mic Cable
Be sure to listen to Episode 668 of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show to hear the audio quality of the additional gear above to my portable podcast studio setup as compared to what you can hear in episode 003 of this podcast.
My 2021 Podcast Content Strategy
I was recently asked to share my thoughts on either the future of podcasting or what I think that podcast producers "should" do to take their own podcasting efforts to the next level.
I am not one who is into "predicting" the future of technology. Instead, I prefer to keep my focus on what is available, in the present moment, that allows me to create a powerful, profound and positive impact in the lives of others.
I also attempt to AVOID sharing what I think other podcasters "should do." Though, I admit, I've been known to "should on" podcasters occasionally. My apologies... Just Be Yourself!
To answer the question that was posed, I simply decided to share my own 2021 Podcast Content Strategy. It is not a recommendation of what you should do but simply a source of potential inspiration of what you might consider as an option for yourself.
Jaime Legagneur and Sid Meadows joined one of my recent Ask Me Anything rooms on Clubhouse. In this second segment of the episode, I share the conversation that I had with Jaime and Sid.
Learn More About My Clubhouse Rooms going to MindsetAnswerMan.com/clubhouse.
Here are the topics covered in this segment
Overview of my 2021 Podcast Content Strategy
Masterclass on Creating Calls To Action
How I market and promote all the shows I create
Thoughts related to the quote... "Jake of All Trades, Master of None Is Often Better Than Master of One."
Check out my other podcasts
I have other podcast shows that you might like. Check out https://www.cliffravenscraft.com/podcast to see a list of shows that I produce.
Let's Work Together:
If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me Page to see how we can work together.
003 - How To Create A Professional Sounding Live Podcast From The Front Seat of Your Car
In this episode, I share a solution for recording full-production, high quality sounding podcasts right from the front seat of your car.
Here is a list of the gear that I used to create this episode...
3ft XLR Mic Cable
AT 2100 dynamic microphone
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones (Only thing that does not fit in the case)
TRRS male to male patch cable
Apple Lightning to TRRS female adapter
Rode DCUSB1 DC to USB Power Cable
RavPower 26,800mAh Power Bank / portable battery pack
Casematix Studio Mixer Hard Case Compatible With RodeCaster
Also, in this episode, I answer the question as to why I brought back the Podcast Answer Man podcast after all these years.
Be sure to check out my other podcasts
Click Here To Learn More About My One-on One Coaching
002 - How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome
In this episode, I share four simple steps to overcome impostor syndrome.
Share who you are, authentically with your audience.
Share "This is where I have been."
Share "This is where I am now."
Share "These are my hopes, dreams and plans for the future"
And then simple invite them to join you on the journey.
Here are the links to the two podcasts that I mentioned in this episode:
The Community Voice (Start with episode 33)
Lord of The Rings Fan Podcast
And don't forget to check out my Work With Me Page to learn more about the Next Level Mastermind and on my One-on-One coaching.
001 - Introduction To The ALL NEW Podcast Answer Man Podcast
I originally started the Podcast Answer Man podcast in December 2006. After 438 episodes of that podcast, nearly a decade later, I made the decision to rebrand the podcast to The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.
In this first episode of the ALL NEW version of the Podcast Answer Man podcast, I briefly explain the backstory of this podcast and the purpose of this new relaunched version.
I hope that you'll enjoy the Evergreen Insights Related To Podcasting that will be featured in all the upcoming episodes.
Please be sure to tell others about this show.
If you like this show, be sure to check out my main podcast, The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, available in your favorite podcast directory or at CliffRavenscraft.com.
If you'd like to learn more about my Next Level Mastermind for business owners or my one-on-one coaching, check out my Work With Me Page.