Category Archive : Mindset

Are Podcast Reviews Important? Part 2 | Listeners to Leads

We’re talking podcast reviews and ratings again this week! After my last solo episode, my team had questions about how different platforms handle ratings and reviews. And with platforms making major changes to benefit podcasters and increase engagement in their communities, we turned on our microphones to discuss platform-specific content and answer the questions the team (and listeners!) have had. This week, episode 126 of Listeners to Leads is about whether or not podcast reviews and ratings are important and helpful to achieving your podcast goals! 

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, I’m sharing the importance of using more than just platform-specific statistics to plan your podcast goals and actionable steps you can take right now to prepare yourself to make 2024 podcast goals. 

My team and I also chat about the following: 

  • How Spotify encourages audience engagement with new podcast features.
  • Spotify’s checklist to prepare your podcast for Wrapped at the end of the year.
  • Potential strategies for getting more reviews on Apple Podcasts.
  • Whether you should use platform-specific statistics in planning your future podcast goals.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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LINKS MENTIONED:

Listeners to Leads Ep 124: Are Podcast Reviews Important?

Listeners to Leads Ep 43: Creating and Keeping Podcast Goals

Ep 88: Setting Achievable and Measurable Podcast Milestones

Spotify’s Wrapped Checklist

PodLottery

Positively Living with Lisa Zawrotny

Content with Character with Emily Aborn

Building Resilience and Achieving Your Goals with Jenn Drummond | Listeners to Leads

Setting goals is something we all know we’re supposed to do, but how many of us achieve them? Whether business goals or personal goals, you surely have a list of things you want to accomplish lying around. Jenn Drummond is here today to share her experiences in achieving her goals and living for herself, not just her family, setting a World Record, and so much more.  This week, episode 125 of Listeners to Leads is about building resilience and achieving your goals! 

Jenn Drummond is a Mom of 7, a successful business owner, and a World Record holder.  As the first woman to climb the second highest summits on each of the 7 continents, she now spends her time inspiring others to create a thriving business and lasting legacy of their own. She shares her story and strategies for success through her book, BREAKPROOF: 7 Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals, and her Seek Your Summit podcast, programs, and signature talks.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Jenn Drummond is sharing the importance of taking time to live for yourself and actionable steps you can take right now to achieve your goals with the help of others. 

Jenn and I also chat about the following: 

  • Jenn’s story of growth and pursuing her goals after a terrible accident changed her worldview.
  • Committing to doing hard things can help you overcome obstacles and self-doubt.
  • Jenn’s passion for podcasting and how it’s opened up opportunities she didn’t think were possible.
  • Podcasting is a way to connect with people with similar goals and stories.

To pre-order Jenn’s book, ‘BREAKPROOF’ head over to her website!

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Understanding Body Language for Better Podcast Interviews with Joseph McGuire | Listeners to Leads

When we have people on our podcasts, we need to be able to communicate with them effectively to get their point across. But communication starts before we even speak a word on the call. It begins with our body language, facial expressions, and how we show up to the interview in the first place. Joseph McGuire joins me on the podcast today to teach us about observing and understanding body language so we can communicate effectively with our podcast guests. This week, episode 123 of Listeners to Leads is about understanding body language for better podcast interviews as a podcast host and guest! 

Joseph McGuire is the owner and behavioral negotiation consultant at Clear Sight Communications. Joseph uses the ancient Chinese tradition of face reading, body language, and elements of FBI negotiation techniques to teach people to build exceptional professional and personal relationships. He is also the author of ‘Face Facts: The Art of Reading Your Clients and Prospects for Sales, Negotiation, and Recruitment’.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Joseph McGuire shares the importance of observing body language during an interview and actionable steps you can take right now to turn an interview into a true conversation. 

Joseph and I also chat about the following: 

  • Communication begins before you say anything in a conversation.
  • The importance of a smile and building trust right away.
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up as a guest if the podcast host isn’t engaged.
  • Factor your background and clothing into your preparation for an interview.

To order a copy of Joseph’s book ‘Face Facts: The Art of Reading Your Clients and Prospects for Sales, Negotiation, and Recruitment’, you can click here.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Listeners to Leads Ep 117: The Power of Creating Authentic Connection as a Podcast Host with Joe Dimino

Leaving Your Comfort Zone to Grow Your Podcast with Gabrielle Crichlow | Listeners to Leads

Starting a podcast can seem overwhelming, especially if the technology and skills required are new to you. But with the confidence to go outside of your comfort zone and try something new, starting a podcast is well within reach. Gabrielle Crichlow knows this feeling all too well and is here today to talk about her experience starting a podcast and distributing it via public access TV! This week, episode 122 of Listeners to Leads is about leaving your comfort zone to grow your podcast! 

Gabrielle Crichlow is the esteemed captain of A Step Ahead Tutoring Services. She brings a wealth of academic excellence and a proven tutoring record. After working for two tutoring companies and realizing the academic struggles of low-middle-income minority families we note being met, Gabrielle took it upon herself to start a company that offered more than the limited services offered by other companies.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Gabrielle Crichlow shares the importance of managing your self-doubt when podcasting and actionable steps you can take right now to bring your podcast to different mediums. 

Gabrielle and I also chat about the following: 

  • Starting a podcast during the pandemic with resources already available.
  • Tips for asking better interview questions and making the most of what your guest says.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of getting a podcast on public access television.
  • Podcasts as a way of learning new technologies and building new professional networks.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Overcoming Perfection in Podcasting | Listeners to Leads

Perfectionism is something we all deal with to some degree. But as content creators, podcasters can feel extra pressure to be perfect for our audience. By letting go of the need to be perfect and showing our audiences the ‘messy middle’, we can actually grow closer with and be more relatable to our listeners. This week, episode 120 of Listeners to Leads is about overcoming perfection in podcasting! 

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, I’m sharing the importance of embracing the ‘messy middle’ and actionable steps you can take right now to let go of the perfectionism holding you back. 

I also chat about the following: 

  • Podcasting is showing up as you are, authentically.
  • Your 100% is going to look different on different days, and that’s okay.
  • Perfection means something different to every podcaster.
  • Consistency in podcasting allows you to tailor content to your audience’s expectations.

For more about overcoming perfectionism, check out Listeners to Leads Episode 100: How to Overcome Perfectionism and be Consistent with Podcasting with Reshanda Yates.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Finding Balance and Fulfillment Outside of Your Business with Cindy Rand | Listeners to Leads

We all hear the phrase ‘work-life balance’ now more than ever before. The business landscape is changing and people value finding that balance more and more, especially entrepreneurs, who often start their businesses with achieving that balance being high on the priority list! But how are we supposed to find that sweet spot of balancing out profession and our passion? That’s exactly what Cindy Rand is here to teach us and more on today’s podcast! This week, episode 119 of Listeners to Leads is about finding balance and fulfillment outside of your business! 

Hailed the Busy Woman’s Cheerleader, Cindy is a seasoned professional and Leadership Developer who is known as an energetic & giving soul, encouraging anyone who crosses her path to pursue their dreams & live life more abundantly! As a serial entrepreneur, humanitarian, author, and mom, her mission is to empower and teach a diverse community of like-minded women to THRIVE 360: in mind, body, spirit, and finances.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Cindy Rand is sharing the importance of being true to your own voice and actionable steps you can take right now to find a balance between your profession and your passion. 

Cindy and I also chat about the following: 

  • Finding balance in all areas of life: mind, body, spirit, and finances.
  • The value of listening to others’ stories and finding common ground.
  • Adapting to stay relevant in the ever-changing business landscape.
  • Connecting with others on a personal level can help build a more memorable brand.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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The Power of Creating Authentic Connection as a Podcast Host with Joe Dimino | Listeners to Leads

The audience is usually front and center on our minds when we’re recording our podcast. But podcasting is SO much more than just recording audio for our listeners! It’s about creating genuine connections with people that we then GET to share with our listeners.  Joe Dimino, who has been podcasting for over a decade, is here to talk about his experiences with creating meaningful conversations with folks across his podcast and radio show. This week, episode 117 of Listeners to Leads is about the power of creating authentic connection as a podcast host! 

Joe Dimino has been writing & creating in various capacities since his college days at the University of Missouri-Kansas City around 1993. If you are keeping score, that would be about 29 years+. It all began at UMKCs University News as a Sports Writer with the esteemed John Beaudoin and turned into a myriad of expressive avenues, including poetry. Inventing poems, art, video & audio has always been a therapeutic avenue of expression.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Joe Dimino shares the importance of being enthusiastic about your podcast and actionable steps you can take right now to have meaningful conversations with guests to share with your audience. 

Joe and I also chat about the following: 

  • How to attract your first guests to your show.
  • The connectivity humans want with one another and how podcasting provides it.
  • Unenthusiastic guests will negatively impact the energy of your show and you DON’T have to promote them.
  • Podcasting is about connecting with people, not just the downloads.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Overcoming the Fear of Getting Started with Esther Avant | Listeners to Leads

Starting a podcast can feel overwhelming. With all of the perceived things you have to do before hitting record, it can be easy to put it off or be discouraged from starting your podcast altogether! But Esther Avant of The Live Diet-Free Podcast is here today to talk about her journey into podcasting, and why starting, even though it is scary or won’t be perfect, is the best thing to do in the long run. This week, episode 115 of Listeners to Leads is about overcoming the fear of getting started! 

Esther Avant is a health industry veteran with over 17 years of experience in fitness, nutrition, and wellness-related roles. She is a certified sports nutritionist, personal trainer, wellness coach, and owner of EA Coaching, which has provided holistic health & lifestyle coaching since 2015. Her mission is to help women live their happiest, healthiest, and most confident lives and to change the fact that the majority of women are so preoccupied with their weight and bodies that they never fully pursue their passions. She knows that if more women prioritized their health, they’d be able to unleash the confidence and focus they all need to leave their mark on the world. Esther hosts The Live Diet-Free Podcast.

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Esther Avant shares the importance of starting your podcast imperfectly and actionable steps you can take right now to more fully utilize your podcast in your business’s marketing strategy.

Esther and I also chat about the following: 

  • How a flexible recording schedule can help you prepare for the unknown.
  • Being imperfect and knowing that it takes time to build up a listenership.
  • The bias behind video vs. audio, and how audio allows listeners to paint their own picture of the speaker.
  • Consistency, not perfection, is the key to success in podcasting.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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LINKS MENTIONED:

Esther’s quiz for starting your weight loss journey.

Creating a Podcast that Aligns with Your Values with Julia Nepini | Listeners to Leads

As a business owner, you put your values at the center of the work you do. Your podcast should be no different! Creating a podcast where your values take center stage allows you to attract an audience who aligns with you, and shows those who don’t align with you that your show isn’t the show for them. Julia Nepini of the Compassionate Climb podcast is here to talk about making a value-driven podcast. This week, episode 113 of Listeners to Leads is about creating a podcast that aligns with your values! 

Julia Nepini is a clinical and forensic social worker, founder of Compassionate Counseling Company and the host of the Compassionate Climb podcast. She has made a career of guiding individuals at all stages of their lives and relationships to achieve personal progress and fulfillment. 

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Julia Nepini is sharing the importance of letting your values lead your podcasting and actionable steps you can take right now to have inspiring conversations in your interviews. 

Julia and I also chat about the following: 

  • How compassion has guided Julia in all aspects of her career.
  • Being clear on your values helps you weed out people who aren’t for you.
  • Podcasting is a lot less intimidating when it is just a conversation between two people.
  • Podcasting is a fantastic medium and a way for us to take our audience away from the dopamine hits, scrolling, swiping, and texting.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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Finding Where Your Podcast Fits in Your Funnel with Nicole Hesse | Listeners to Leads

We all know that having a regular podcast is an incredible way to attract leads and future clients to your business. But what’s the best way to utilize your podcast? Where in the funnel does it belong, and what other tools should you be using besides it? Today, Nicole Hesse is telling us about her entrepreneurial journey and what came first: the Facebook Group or the Podcast. This week, episode 106 of Listeners to Leads is about finding where your podcast fits in your funnel! 

Nicole Hesse is a self-made millionaire who went from being a broke bartender to a seven-figure CEO in just 13 months. She has empowered thousands of entrepreneurs in the online world to monetize their skill sets and results.  The ripple impact that Nicole has had in the online world is just beginning as her clients have not only made millions of their own, but have their own clients hitting 7 figures in their businesses as well! Nicole Also hosts the Real Unicorns Don’t Wear Pants podcast!

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Nicole Hesse is sharing the importance of showing up authentically on social media and actionable steps you can take right now to grow your podcast audience before you even launch. 

Nicole and I also chat about the following: 

  • Being yourself in the face of heavily-curated social media.
  • The power of podcasting as one more touchpoint with your audience.
  • Keeping a people-first mindset when creating your content and building your audience.
  • Leaning into the metrics and knowing how to navigate them.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

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LINKS MENTIONED:

100 Wonderful Ways to get More and Better Clients

Listeners to Leads Ep. 75: Tracking and Understanding your Podcast Metrics with Danielle Hayden

Listeners to Leads Ep. 9: Podcast Stats: What do they Mean and How to Measure Success