In my pursuit of moving the podcasting industry forward, I’ve had the pleasure of having long conversations with existing podcasters about their podcasting journey. I believe and they believe that every business needs to and should have a podcast as demonstrated by these podcasting quotes. I believe in the power of someone listening to your voice. I believe in the conversation. So, I decided that while I sit here at Sydney airport about to board a flight to Melbourne, I would find 8 of the most amazing podcasting quotes I heard over the last year.
John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, awarded ‘Best of iTunes 2013′. John interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week and has been featured in Forbes, INC, & TIME Magazine. John is a legend in the podcasting space.
I interviewed him way back in episode 2 of Should I Start A Podcast. He spoke to me about his journey as a podcaster, why he thinks that we haven’t even hit the tip of the podcasting iceberg, and where the industry is going.
When I asked John what we should all do as podcasters he said, “Make a list of 10 keywords that your podcast should rank for.” Which blew my mind, because I hadn’t done that. And, I have to admit, I still haven’t. At least this article has got me to rearrange my todo list and is one of the podcasting quotes that I will print for the future.
Also, don’t miss John opening the 3rd annual We Are Podcast conference in 2017.
Robert Gerrish has co-authored the business bestseller, Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business, he has written pieces for a variety of media and has been a business commentator on ABC 4 Corners, A Current Affair, Sky Business, Fairfax, CBS, 2UE and ABC Radio. He is the host of the Flying Solo Podcast.
Robert back in episode 4 of Should I Start A Podcast told me how much he experimented with the medium. He confessed his love for Richard Fidler and his style of interviewing. And, also the state of marketing and how it has changed over the last few decades.
When I asked him about what the one thing we as podcast hosts should do he said, “Interview as much as possible. Interview your friends and family, then listen back to it and improve on the areas that need to be stronger.” This is one of the podcasting quotes I have been doing a lot of, even though I hate the sound of my voice. Robert spoke at the We Are Podcast 2015 conference on the Gold Coast which we will be releasing virtual tickets to soon.
Taki is the creator of Marketing Machine. He assists with the creation of leads for coaches so that they avoid burnout. His system creates leads and helps a coach leverage their time with mentorship programs. Since 2004, Taki Moore has been the go-to-guy for coaches when they need to book appointments, fill seminars, and sign clients quickly.
When I chatted with Taki on Should I Start A Podcast, he broke down the exact method of doing a sales call. When you listen to this episode, you should sit down with a pen and paper … because he drops a lot of value bombs and podcasting quotes.
Taki has a big piece of advice for anyone that wants to start a podcast. He says, “Before even starting your podcast come up with a unique premise that will appeal to a specific audience.” If you spent a few minutes on your unique premise and already know what your show should be, I guarantee that you don’t have it yet.
Tim Paige is the host of ConversionCast, the podcast from LeadPages. He is known in numerous circles of solopreneurs, business people, online advertisers, partner advertisers and so forth. You can hear him discuss opt-in pages, conversions and email tips and tricks, you’ll instantly hear the enthusiasm in his voice.
Talking to Tim on the podcast in episode 17, he revealed his pet peeves when it comes to podcasting. We spoke about when the best interviews happen, what the learning curve is when it comes to extracting the right information in an interview, and the struggles people have when it comes to being conversational.
I asked Tim for his insights on what he thinks every podcaster should do and he said, “Look up 3 podcasting groups on Facebook and join them.” If you haven’t joined the We Are Podcast Facebook group, now is your chance.
James Schramko is the director of Superfast Business podcast. Lifestyle is very important to James; he lives in Sydney and he focuses on having fun with his family, looking after his health, visiting new places and growing his business.
James has quite a story to tell, and it starts with his failure. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with James a couple of times, and this one time I recorded it and put it out on episode 32 of Should I Start A Podcast. We spoke about buyers & sellers remorse, how to market an event using a podcast, and how he has leveraged his podcast.
I asked James about the most important thing that a podcaster should do and he said, “Write down a list of values that your podcast offers, and focus the show on those points“. I think that a lot of the times the successful podcasters are the ones that spend time before they launch figuring out why they are doing it and what value they are bringing to the world.
Omar & Nicole from the $100MBA
Omar is the business brains behind the operation with over 14 years of business building experience. An educator and university manager for 13 years, Omar attended Wharton business school and built The $100 MBA. Nicole was an educator for 13 years and is an avid traveler. She’s also a New York Film Academy graduate. She’s responsible for all the brilliant looking videos in The $100 MBA, producing The $100 MBA Show and is a content manager on The $100 MBA Blog.
I have written a lot of my experiences about my chat with Omar & Nicole when we spoke about why their first podcast failed, how they pivoted and changed when it came to the new show, and how they get over 50,000 downloads a day on $100 MBA.
I asked them about their one thing that every podcaster should do and they said, “Write down a list of three practical and actionable steps you could take in improving your podcast’s visibility“. BOOM!!
Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics, and social engineering. His podcast Art of Charm created a great platform for his business model – selling the Art of Charm Academy. Forbes named him one of the 50 best relationship-builders anywhere and Inc. Magazine calls him “the Charlie Rose of Podcasting Quotes.
Speaking with Jordan on Should I Start A Podcast was one the highlights of my podcasting career. In episode 50, we spoke about mind versus body communications, the issues he has about the podcast industry and the trends for podcasting future.
I loved asking him what he thinks every podcaster should do and he said, “As podcast hosts we have to be more animated because the person listening can’t actually see you and the audience certainly can’t see you either“.
Founder of The Dent Podcast, Glen Carlson is an award-winning entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Dent Global and the Key Person of Influence Accelerator. INC.com called them “One of the top personal branding conferences in the world”, and Entrepreneur.com claimed them to be “The worlds leading business accelerator.” In less than 4 years Glen has built his own business into the 9th fastest growing company in Australia. So getting podcasting quotes from this legend was a privilege.
Glen and me have the best conversations and we have recorded quite a few. In episode 52 of Should I Start A Podcast we talk about why he started a podcast, why and how sales become evil, and the key to success in entrepreneurship.
When I quizzed Glen about what every podcaster should do he said, “Human beings love to buy stuff. But we hate being sold to through the old paradigm. So consider that when you podcast because at the end of the day, you should be selling.“
So there it is, my top 8. You can download each of the images just by clicking on them. I hope you enjoy these. If you have any, please let me know in the comments.
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.
Good article. But scrolling through, I can’t help but notice that all but 1 of the people you quoted are middle-aged white men. The podcast world is brimming with thousands of diverse voices. That is part of the beauty of podcasting, that anyone can pick up a microphone, record themselves, and share their story. Would have appreciated that side of podcasting, and not just the “it makes sense to podcast because so many people do it now-a-days” argument that you are making.
For example: Jameela Jamil’s “i weigh”, Aymann Ismail’s “Man Up”, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed’s “America Dissected”, Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher’s “Guys we F*cked”. So many different voices out there, Cathy Heller’s “Don’t Keep your Day Job”, Ozan Varol’s “Famous Failures”…. So many voices. Please give them a listen.