124. Dave Jackson on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, the Insane Growth of Podcasting and Why You Should Never Stop Growing

A podcast is one of the most unique and effective forms of content marketing that exists today.

Welcome to Should I Start A Podcast where each week Ronsley Vaz, with the help of a star-studded entrepreneurial guest lineup, explores why you should start a podcast; build an audience, and how to keep them hungry for more. If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, or simply finding a better way to get your message out to your audience, then this is the podcast for you

This week’s episode features Dave Jackson, a veteran podcaster who has run his School of Podcasting since 2005 when podcasting was still a buzzword nobody understood. This lead to other podcasting related sites and services including Podcast Mechanic (consulting), Podcast Clicks (promotion), Learn to Subscribe (free tutorial for listeners), Podcasting Shirts (clothing), Planning Your Podcast (free tutorials). and Cooler Websites (design and blog hosting).

We had a great chat in between sessions at We Are Podcast 2018 and talked about everything from imposter syndrome to being an old guy in a young bloke’s game.

Here’s what we covered:

  • Why we’ll be requiring applications for next year’s We Are Podcast
  • The differences between podcasting and radio
  • Why you should never rest on your laurels
  • Dave’s take on how Donald Trump won the US presidency
  • How social media can exacerbate self-doubt
  • Entrepreneurship and mental health
  • How to move past the voices in your head that say you’re not good enough




Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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