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This week, I’m in Chicago speaking at Podcast Movement. In this episode, I share the outline of my talk where I share the top strategies that the top-ranked independent podcasters have in common.

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377 Teaching Others About Podcasts

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 9, 2014

whatisapodcast-imageWhat Is A Podcast? (00:01:34)
I enjoy introducing the world of podcasts to someone who has never heard of podcasting before. Not for the purpose convincing them to start a podcast, but actually start listening to podcasts. I am a firm believer that podcasts have a power to change people’s lives for the better like no other platform out there.

In this episode, I share an example of the language I use when describing what a podcast is to someone for the very first time. It just so happens that I was able to record such a conversation with someone while I happened to be out in the field recording an episode of my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. I also issue a challenge to all podcasters to make it a goal to introduce at least one person, each week, to the world of podcasting. This would be a true “podcast movement.”

 
 
Other Topics Covered In This Episode:
– More thoughts on the Slippery Slope (00:23:20)
– A possible way to save money on your mobile data plan (00:45:32)
– How Podcasting A to Z came into existence (00:50:25)

 
 
Video Recording of this episode
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CliffAndRayGetting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve
I am excited to share a conversation that I recently had with my great friend, mentor and business adviser, Ray Edwards. (00:20:56)

As I was reviewing the conversation we had, I noted the insights that came up during our dialog. The following is just a few of the many insights that I believe you will pull from this encounter.

– You may feel intimidated by the level of success of others. However, you would be surprised by just how much value you have to offer them.

– The difference between earning your way into a circle of influence and buying your way in.

– You become the average of the five people that you INTENTIONALLY spend the most time with.

– There is no one right format for a podcast. Create a show that you have in your heart to create.

– Once you have decided that you have all the answers, you have decided that you are ready to stop growing.

– Getting to the next level involves surrounding yourself with people who are at the level that you wish to achieve.

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Building Relationships With Your Audience (00:06:14)
I recently had an exchange with one of my Podcasting A to Z students about the importance of staying focused on the two most important things, as it relates to their podcasting efforts. I explained that the two most important things were 1) Creating valuable content for your audience on a consistent basis and 2) Building relationships with those who listen to your show.

The student expressed that he thought his was great advice and asked me to recommend the best way to build that relationship. He asked if the best way as to ask for feedback via email, asking for voice mail feedback or creating a mailing list so that I can send email updates.

My response to this followup question is that the focus should not be focused on the tool used for building a relationship, but instead actually how to build the relationship itself.

In this episode, I share an example of how I’ve built genuine relationships with a few thousands people who have listened to the various podcasts that I have produced over the past eight years.

 
 
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snconnectInspiring Personal Plug of The Week (00:02:30)
This week’s personal plug of the week is the High-Income Business Writing Podcast with Ed Gandia. In fact, episode 22 of Ed’s podcast caused me to think of a number of valuable topics that I decided to share in this episode, while I was recording on the fly.

Some of the topics that were inspired are as follows.
– Self Confidence
– Authenticity
– Transparency
– Focusing on a specific niche audience.
– Why I subscribe to successful shows in other niche fields.

 
 
Connecting With Successful People (00:23:37)
How I have come to have such a close personal connection to several very successful individuals is a topic that seems to come up frequently when I talk with folks who are looking to get their brand noticed.

I don’t believe that there is any sort of formula for getting on someone’s radar. However, in this episode, I do share some of the insights that I have gained by tracing the steps that led me to the relationships that I have built the successful people I most wanted to do life with. Also, I have had the privilege of witnessing how others have got to the place where they also got noticed by these successful individuals.

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