Pro Podcaster StoriesUsing the stories of seasoned podcasters to help you along your podcast journey.
Glen Willis is an avid basketball fan. He is a contributor at Peachtree Hoops and an inactive youth basketball coach that still looks for ways to contribute to the sport by way of helping to facilitate camps and training programs. He is a fascinating and a really insightful and well thought out guy. We talked about basketball and podcasting, but we talked about a few other things as well including long term content creation schedules, spending time on your core competency and engagement and feedback.
In this solo episode, I share seven of my best resources for new podcasters. We are going to be talking about how to engage with other podcasters in the community, which conferences you should be attending, and detailing the equipment needed. This episode is going to have so much great information!
Real estate is a very competitive business and the real estate podcast area is a very competitive category within podcast directories. Brad Larsen shares his successes, authority, and opportunities that have come because of his podcast.
Al is the host of The Flourishing Culture Podcast. On his show, Al conducts interviews with leaders on how they have created some of the best and most effective Christian workplaces. I’m excited to talk to him about his podcast, how he started, what success means to him, his unique pre-interview question method, and the example that his father set for him.
Mike and Brian Mountan are a father and son duo who together host the Bri The Sports Guy podcast. They both love watching, playing, and talking about sports. You are going to love this conversation as we dive into their sports podcast and the wonderful father and son dynamic that flows throughout the show.
I talked to some amazing podcast hosts and podcast professionals when I was at Podfest in Orlando. It was a great experience, and many experts were kind enough to share podcast tips that will help podcasters and especially beginners have a smooth start and a show that they feel great about.
Mark has worked with over 200 podcasters to enhance their shows appearance and help them stand out among the growing sea of podcasts through his professional designs. He designs podcast websites, cover artwork, and more. During this face-to-face sit down we talk about what podcast branding is, what makes great cover art, common mistakes people make and more.
Bringing Eastern and Western Medicine Together to Change the Mental Health of Corporate America with Dr. Romie Mushtaq
Dr. Romie also shares some of the surprising results from her podcast and how a mixed format of guided meditation, interviews, and solo shows works for her. We also get to hear a very touching story of how Dr. Romie’s maternal grandmother had faith in her and her potential. This is a fantastic interview with a very fun and smart lady who I’m happy to have the pleasure to work with.
I’m happy to have Mike on the show to talk about sound quality, what makes a great podcast, and tips for beginning podcasters. Mike shares how his love for music and being in a band sparked his interest in audio production. He decided to pursue that passion and started freelancing and working on audiobooks.
Deirdre Breakenridge is a veteran in PR, marketing, and branding. She’s also the host of the Women Worldwide podcast where she has published over 250 episodes. Deirdre shares the importance of having mentors and being a mentor. We talk about how social media has changed the mentor relationship and has opened up new opportunities. She shares how her goals for the podcast changed and how she finally realized that the podcast was about helping people and building a community.
Justin Honaman is the co-founder and president of Contender Brands where he and his wife run a business that combines consumer products and other creative ventures. He is also an accomplished sales and marketing executive and the host of the ContenderCast podcast which is a leadership and entrepreneurship podcast centered on shining a light on bright ideas.
I’m happy to be talking with Mary Luehrsen from the National Association for Music Merchants or NAMM. Mary is the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for NAMM and the Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation. The NAMM Foundation is about advancing music programs in school and across life. They support scientific research, philanthropic giving, public service programs, and are a great resource for people wanting to help further public music programs.
Jennifer Tribe is the host of the Frankly MSP podcast. Many vendors in the network and MSP space have “company name” podcasts, but Jennifer and the people at Auvik decided to take their podcast in a different direction. They wanted to focus on sharing great content and helping MSPs not advertising for their company. Jennifer shares some interesting facts about her company and her podcast, and why they deliberately have an accessible conversational tone in all of their content.
What do you get when you take a fun loving Southern family with a hilariously authentic mom and combine that with media? You get the Radkes. Melissa spent 15 years in Nashville, Tennessee pursuing her dream of singing and performing, before returning home to Texas. Melissa’s career has taken some twists and turns, but she believes she’s where she is supposed to be helping people by being her true authentic self. I talk to Melissa and David about the podcast and ask a couple of behind the scenes questions about the show.
My friend Chip Mims is here to talk about his new podcast, his retired podcasts, and even one that we did together. Chip is a lifelong science fiction and fantasy comics geek. He loves great comedy, drama, art, music, politics, and beer. He is a Renaissance man when it comes to his taste and podcasting. We’ve been friends for a really long time, and he is our longest running customer at Pro Podcast Solutions.
Tom started the Real Recovery Talk podcast in 2017. He and his co-host Ben use the show to educate addicts and family members of addicts about recovery, addiction, and the process. He has the desire to help people in any capacity that he can and is helping to transform lives in a tangible way. I’m really excited to talk about his program and experience.
Eric Tivers is the host of the ADHD reWired podcast which is a number one rated and reviewed podcast on the topic of ADHD in Apple podcasts. Eric is a licensed clinical social worker, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and productivity enthusiast. His podcast has reached a milestone and passed the 300 episode mark. Eric shares some of the most impactful moments created through the podcast. He shares how he almost didn’t publish his most personal and authentic episode, but when he did, it became his most popular episode.
Aimee J. is a wonderfully positive person to be around, and she always makes me smile. She is the host of the Chasing Dreams podcast. Aimee believes that everyone should live without regrets. It’s her goal to inspire people to make moves, take chances, and chase their dreams. This episode will inspire you and make you smile.
Jodey Smith is the podcast launch specialist for Pro Podcast Solutions. This podcast is devoted to two things. Telling the stories of other podcasters and helping people who are new to podcasting or in the prelaunch phase. Jodey is a podcaster and a launch specialist, so he is the perfect guest for this end of the year show.
Rural health care is in crisis. In the last 10 years, at least 114 rural hospitals have closed in the United States. The impacts of this are far reaching. Dr. Bill Auxier has made it his mission to prevent further hospital closures. One way he is doing this is his Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast, which helps rural hospital leaders know what other hospital leaders are doing.
Kristy Rodriguez is a mom, prenatal health coach, prenatal yoga teacher, and a hypnobirthing child birthing educator. She is also the host of the Pure Nurture Podcast. Kristy shares how her podcast has allowed her to share more knowledge from other experts. We also get to learn about Kristy’s podcast setup and the tools and programs she uses to make podcasting a little easier. She also shares her biggest challenge when podcasting. Which is one many of us can relate too.
Mardi Dickinson is the owner, host and producer of BirdCallsRadio and the BirdCallsRadio podcast. This is a journalistic platform with guests that talk about wild birds and conservation. She is also a prolific and widely published photographer who has worked on the inside of the photography and publishing business. We talk about how Mardi got involved in bird watching and how podcasting was a natural transformation for her. In spite of this, she still faced challenges.
How Talking About Everything Good in Life Turned Into an Award Winning Podcast and Radio Show with Good Ol’ Boy Mike
Mike Woods was having a conversation with his good friend Jim while his favorite show Car Talk was on the radio in the background. An off the cuff remark by Jim about Car Talk going off the air led Mike to saying that they could create a show just as ridiculous by talking about everything good in life. We get to learn about his persona Good Ole Boy Mike. This episode is chock-full of wisdom from a seasoned pro.
A big pain point for small business owners is generating enough leads. What if there was a free educational resource and a tool to help do that? Bob Sparkins is a speaker, webinar presenter, and marketing teacher. He is also the host of The Lead Generation Podcast a podcast that shares marketing wisdom and educates small business owners, coaches, and consultants.
Many people dream of taking that leap and going into business for themselves. When it’s time to take that leap, even the most competent people frequently start second guessing themselves and having doubts. My guest today is someone who was so confident that she didn’t let doubt slow her down. In fact, she knew that if her freelancing didn’t work out, she could always get another job.
What happens when the most prolific thought leaders and icons in the wedding and event industry get together for a conversation with the super creative Andy Kushner? You get The Wedding Biz Podcast. In my conversation with Andy, we talk about his journey, his love of music and creativity, and how he found his passion with podcasting.
Discovering Your Zone of Genius and Creating a Business and Podcast Around Your True Passion with Dr. Robyn Jackson
Have you or has someone you know been in a job that you or they are really good at, but it just doesn’t feel like you or they are making the biggest possible impact? Today’s guest took the time to discover what she really wanted to do and what she felt passionate about. Dr. Robin Jackson felt called to teach and started out as a high school teacher, she then became a middle school administrator, and then put in her resignation instead of accepting a promotion as principal. Even though, it would be a great promotion, she knew she was called to do something else.
Raising Kids and Running a Successful Business in Harmony Through the Use of Systems with Rebekah Scott
Rebekah Scott says that all she ever wanted to do was sew in her happy place and raise kids. It turns out, she not only designs amazing bags and purses, she also was able to design the exact life she wanted to live. She’s also the host of The Encourager Podcast which is about helping women to be successful moms and business women without all of the guilt that moms often have when trying to focus on their businesses or work.
What is behavioral economics and why does it matter to you? Melina Palmer, the host of The Brainy Business Podcast, has dedicated her career to seeking answers to these questions for herself and for her clients. Melina started her podcast about a year ago, and it has been a huge factor in growing her business, reputation, and making connections. She shares some insights into her amazing podcast and teaches us a thing or two about business and behavioral economics.
Carrie Allen Tipton is a writer, editor, lecturer, and academic with a PhD in Musicology, MM in Piano Performance and BME in Music Education. She is also the host of the Notes on Bach Podcast. A podcast that shares scholarly information about Bach to the general public.
Amy Porterfield is the host of the top-ranked business podcast Online Marketing Made Easy. Amy is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and course creator. Amy specializes in teaching list building, online course creation, and webinars. She has been so successful that she has made a huge financial goal of $10 million this year and so far is on track to hit that.
Kate Ahl is the founder of Simple Pin Media and the host of The Simple Pin Podcast. She launched her business in January of 2014, and by November, it was a full-fledged marketing agency. She now has a team of 40 and services hundreds of Pinterest accounts. According to statistics that Kate shared 93% of Pinterest users are looking to buy. Getting your content or product in front of those users is what Kate and her team do best.
Jen Briney is the host of the Congressional Dish podcast where she breaks down what is happening in Congress that most Americans don’t know about. Jen’s perspective for the show is a fed-up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party. Jen has designed Congressional Dish so that it will fill you in on the must know information about what our Representatives do after the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day-to-day lives.
Liz Covart is the Creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World a podcast about early American history and winner of the Best History Podcast Award in 2017. As the digital projects editor at the Omohundro Institute of early American history and culture, Liz practices a blend of scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities. Liz and I have been working together for quite awhile now, and it’s a joy to watch her podcast grow and reach continued levels of success. Liz’s story is a perfect example of how even careful planning can’t prepare you for the twists and turns of opportunity along your journey.
This podcast normally features the podcast stories of our clients at Pro Podcast Solutions, I knew I wanted to make some exceptions to that rule, and Cliff is the first exception. Mindset is our biggest single factor in achieving success and every other factor pales in importance. This episode is packed with inspiring information for everyone including aspiring podcasters.
Alex knows marketing and shares a lot of great info today. He is also the host of the All Selling Aside Podcast. Alex’s marketing passion and knowledge is contagious, but we also explore why he started his podcast and how it has benefitted his already rock star business status. He is an author and speaker who has appeared on stage with Tony Robbins, Suze Orman, two presidents, and other influential people. He is the CEO of MarketingOnline.com where he helps business owners and serial entrepreneurs grow their skill sets, mindsets, and balance sheets.