MyCast - Stories behind Podcasting

MyCast - Stories behind Podcasting

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MyCast aims to draw out some of the lessons involved with starting a podcast and getting some great stories out into the world about what it means to create blogs and podcast channels.


CS-22 Solving Your Clients' Puzzles with Ash Harris  

Ash Harris is the owner of AKEA Web Solutions. He has been providing web consulting services since 2004. Akea Web Solutions offers web design and marketing solutions and he is focused on solving problems for people. He loves meeting new people and working with people to understand them, their business, their needs, and then helping them identify web-based solutions to solve their problems. Ash also co-hosts the show called 2nd Brain Collective, which guides the listeners in a vast business and marketing waters of this digital age. One of the few insights that I have picked up from Ash's podcast show is that apart of asking the right questions, you need to be a good listener to understand clients. Not only that but Ash also points out that putting your client in control of the result that your service provides can differentiate you from other competitors. In this episode, you will find out on: Creating your co-host dream team Scavenging for your guests Escaping from a collapsing tower in Tokyo

CS-21 Standing Out In The Field with Fabienne Raphael  

Fabienne Raphael is the co-founder of Marketing To Crush Your Competitors, where she interviews successful business people and gets the great insight of how they are bringing their success to life. She is a Marketing Strategist, Podcast Host, Bestselling Author and a Serial Entrepreneur. She helps solopreneurs (small business owners, consultants, coaches, speakers, home stagers and podcasters) to stay focused and get more clients, but also to step up and build credibility and authority in their market. Some fun facts about Fanienne? When Fabienne was in college, she was selected to represent Canada as a member of the national handball team on the world stage. In fact, she was on a great track to be a physical therapist and had a truly promising career. However, life took a turn and she found herself living in the world of entrepreneurs, where she has made a stand for herself. She loves competing and hates to lose! In this episode, you will learn: Building a trust with your audience Picking the right podcast topic for yourself and enjoying it Marketing kitten dolls in Tokyo expo

CS-20 Differentiating Yourself in eCommerce and Podcast World with Chloe Thomas  

Chloe Thomas is the founder and creator of the eCommerce Masterplan, a whole online learning ecosystem that helps businesses grow faster and more efficiently. As well as consulting on eCommerce, Chloe is also an accomplished author and speaker, with 3 books published to date covering successful online selling, delivery strategy and driving website traffic, and if that’s not enough Chloe’s also the host of the incredibly popular eCommerce Masterplan podcast. Chloe’s podcast focuses in on the Commerce in e-Commerce, and her guests are real sales warriors, many having long background in successful businesses. She crafted the eCommerce MasterPlan to help companies plan, develop and grow a successful eCommerce business, whilst avoiding the potential pitfalls along the way. In this episode, you will find out: Real life A/B testing for your bakery shop in Tokyo How to avoid procrastination over your podcasting tools The power of business and podcast marriage

CS-19 Diving Into The Real Estate Realm with Marguerite Crespillo  

Marguerite began her career in 1993 and has helped over 3000 families in her 20+ year career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. In addition she has coached, trained and mentored hundreds of people in the real estate industry throughout her career.  She has developed a series of training classes and boot-camps that are focused on what is happening right now in the current economy.

Marguerite has not only built a wildly successful real estate career for herself but has propelled many real estate agents to develop their own versions of success and balance. She runs a podcast - Real Estate Real World interviewing amazing people that can teach you anything from real estate business to personal growth and many other things.

From this episode, you will find out about:

Podcasting on your own terms Getting soundproof place the hard way Tips for selling a house in Tokyo!
MC-18 Marketing Your Podcast with Yann Ilunga  

Yann Ilunga is the founder of 360Entrepreneur.Net, a blog and training community for wantrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Yann is also the host of the 360 Entrepreneur Podcast, a show that features inspiring conversations with top thought-leaders and experts from the online marketing world.

Not only that, Yann is the host of the Podcast Success Summit, the world's largest virtual summit for podcasters and the founder of the Podcast Success Academy. When he isn't busy doing all that, he can be found interviewing Grammy Award-winning artists, contemporary music stars and music industry experts on the music business show, The Jazz Spotlight.

From this episode, you will learn:

Setting your podcast launch for success How to organize a virtual podcast summit Katana wielding tips when slicing butter!
CS-17 Having Fun On Your Podcast with Jason DeFillippo  

Jason has been building websites since the early days in 1994 for clients that range from small businesses to million dollar websites for blockbuster films to his own start-ups. In 1995 a new media company in Santa Monica moved him out to Los Angeles to build the first website for Epson America.

Jason is a co-host at Grumpy Old Geeks where he dissects the world of technology from a long term perspective. Collectively we have over 40 years experience in the business. He is also the producer of The Art of Charm podcast where he does pre-interviews with guests, advertiser scheduling and recording, show and guest prep, show recording and editing, and occasionally co-hosting.

In this episode, you will find out:

How he got to know the father of podcasts What is the feeling when you’re editing one of the most popular podcasts of all time His tips for spotting a spy in Tokyo metro
CS-01 Podcasting story with Tom Webster  

Tom is a podcaster and co-host of a show called Marketing Companion and a researcher who has co-authored a best-selling book called, The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success In A Wireless World. He is also the principal author of a number of widely cited studies in digital and social media, including The Social Habit, Twitter Users in America and an annual series of studies on Podcasting. Not to forget, Tom is the co-author of The Infinite Dial, the longest-running research series examining consumer usage of digital and traditional media in America. On the show you'll find out: How Tom got started into podcasting and his general love for audio Which SPAM he likes to read What does it mean to be a great podcast host

CS-16 Learning To Be A Good Podcaster with Colin Gray  

Colin Gray is a Podcaster and Online Educator, and has been teaching people how to podcast for over 6 years. Colin is passionate about helping people understand how to do a podcast. He works with individuals & businesses to helping them take advantage of the benefits podcasting can offer.

Colin is a web developer by trade, creating websites and working on internet marketing and SEO for clients around the UK. He also does a lot of work in online education working part-time for a university in Scotland. His background in online education, has helped him put together comprehensive online podcasting courses, all designed to help people launch and grow their own podcast, and then enhance their shows as they develop.

In this episode, you will learn:

How to do a podcast series Important points when starting out Dealing with uninvited guests in a hotel room


CS-15 Charming Your Listeners with Jason Young  

Jason Young co-hosts a podcast called msdevshow, which delves into everything around dev talk - focusing mainly but not entirely on Microsoft technologies, life of developers and fun stuff under the hood. He also enlightens other developers with his talks in difference conferences around the world.

One of the few nuggets that he dropped in his show is, "When you’re afraid of showing your work like code to a collegue due to overthinking that its not good enough, than you have an imposter effect." Another nugget from his show I'd like to share is, "Expert beginner means you need to get the fundamentals right before you can actually grow more."

In today's episode, you will learn:

How he got from zero to hero reaching 50k downloads a month Having fail switch that ensures guests audio is good What steps to take to fix a old game console in deserted island


CS-14 Get Coached with Marc Mawhinney  

Marc Mawhinney is a lifelong entrepreneur who began his coaching business after starting several other companies, including one that grew to 100 employees. His passion and specialty is helping other coaches build successful businesses by defining their target markets, implementing systems to better manage their time and make more sales.

He launched the Natural Born Coaches podcast – a daily podcast where he interviews successful coaches – to help support the worldwide coaching community. The show became an immediate hit, making it into iTunes New & Noteworthy category in its first week of release and greatly exceeding the average downloads for new podcasts. Now, Marc is on a mission to help coaches spread their message and their value to as many people as possible!

In today's episode, you will find out:

What it takes to do a daily interview show When can you expect to get a first customer from your podcast A unique way to cross a highway without getting squashed!
MC-13 Combining Education And Technology with Christopher J.Nesi  

Christopher is certified in social studies (K-12) and supervision in the state of New Jersey and has inspired students and teachers at the middle, high school, and collegiate levels. Technology and its role in education are his passion. Christopher is on the cutting edge of technology trends and how technology can be integrated into the classroom. He is a creative, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy educator who is never short on innovative ideas, energy, and or the desire to get involved in the school community.

Christopher Nesi is very active in the use and growth of his professional learning network allowing him to share thoughts and ideas with others and contribute to the many conversations happening in the world of education and technology. Christopher Nesi is also the host of the House of #EdTech, a bi-weekly audio podcast. House of #EdTech is the podcast that explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in education.

In this episode, you will find out:

How education and technology are joining hands in this century Learning is something you can and should do with any activity Which skills you need to get out of subway station in Tokyo
MC-12  Want To Be More Productive? Let Erik Fisher teach you.  

Erik  is a host of a podcast Beyond The To-Do List and an author of a bestselling book, 'Ready Aim Fire!: A Practical Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals'. He’s also a successful speaker and a coach that will unlock the secrets of your unlimited productivity potential.

Erik's show is all about how he talks with people on all aspects of productivity, getting good work done, and living a good life. Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You’ll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.

In today's episode, we bring to you:

Productivity hacks that anyone can use How Erik received sponsorship for his show and so can you Why wasabi can be life saving!
MC-11 Building A Platform with Josh Owens  

In 1987, Josh’s love story with technology began with his Atari 800XL and his dual 5.25 inch floppy drives. He has come a long way since those days filled with acne cream and 8-bit video games. Josh has been cultivating his Rails skills since 2004, and was a Rails Core Contributor. He led his development team to win the 2007 Rails Rumble competition for the development of TastyPlanner.

Josh is a also a podcaster and producer of past shows like Web 2.0 Show and Now, he hosts a wildly successful Crater podcast, spreads the word of Meteor.js possibilities and builds an open source empire for it! He also just recently hosted first of it’s kind Meteor online conference, which I happily participated myself.

In this episode, you will learn:

How he hustled up early interviews with Gary V Streamlining his podcast publishing process Why being in a desert alone is not a problem for Josh!
MC-10 Reliving It with Jason Van Orden  

Jason is one of the pioneers of business podcasting being a co-host of IBM - not the tech company, but internet business mastery which started back in the days when your mom still didn’t know what podcast means. He also coaches entrepreneurs for over 10 years and has his own 7-figure income stream from online businesses.

He has worked with entrepreneurs, content creators and thought leaders to help them build an online presence. Jason is very passionate when it comes to helping the community to boost creativity, making ideas happen, amplifying one's message and maximizing impact.

From this episode, you can learn:

What self-compassion really means and newest research around it How Jason would use a time machine to improve his podcast A story of early early years of podcasts when it wasn’t even called like that!
MC-09 Bringing  Positivity with Ana Melikian  

Ana Melikian is a non-native English speaker who happens to be the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast and the Director of Education for the Book Yourself Solid® School of Coach Training. Ana has a Phd in psychology and coaches people how to bring positive change in their lives. Her passion is exploring the mindset zone to expand possibilities!

From Psychotherapy, she transitioned to Life Coaching, and decided to build an online business to create positive change. She then realized that she was a needle in a haystack, and knew that if other “needles” were seen and successful, she could learn how they did it and do it herself. So, she studied online marketing and learned what worked and didn’t work. Since then, she began to help others take their business online.

From this episode, you will learn:

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of your own voice How positive psychology can make a big difference in business and quality of life Understand that serving others will hold you back in achieving your goals
MC-08 Fail to Succeed with Nicola Cairncross  

Nicola is a host of two podcasts “Own it! Your Business and Your Life” and “The Business Success Factory” which helps listeners to learn valuable lessons from entrepreneurship, marketing and life. She also shares these lessons on amazon bestseller book - “The Business Success Factory”. Nicola has a tremendous business experience stretching over 20 years, where she built a hotel, coaching and internet marketing businesses. She is passionate about helping her audience to own their lives and achieve success, they truly want.

She had much more failures than success, but still had the courage and persistence to push forward. I think everyone who, are just starting can relate much to that. So, if you're just wondering if you should continue and when you should reach your goals, listen to Nicola and her lessons.

In this episode, she will teach you:

Why failing is a MUST and how it will open new doors for you Creative ways to use your transcription Tips from podcasting paradise to gain momentum on a new show
MC-07 Being a happy introvert with Beth Buelow  

Beth is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she’s recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts. Beth is on a mission to empower introverts to understand, own, and amplify their natural strengths.

She is the author of “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms”, which was released last year, as well as a book called “Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert”. Her latest book challenges anyone who thinks introverts cannot succeed!

On this episode, you will find out:

How to bring a smile on your face every single day Recharge batteries and make the most productive time Finding your true self through podcasting
MC-06 Micropreunering With Rob Walling  

Rob Walling is the multiple bestseller book author of “Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup” - a book that I enjoyed reading very much and definitely would recommend especially if you are just starting out.

He is a co-host of a podcast called “Startup For The Rest Of Us”, a teacher at Micropreneur Academy and a founder of MicroConf. Of course, Rob is a serial entrepreneur and he is very passionate about helping other people to achieve their goals through starting their own business.

On this show, you will learn:

Tips and tricks he uses to run his own show Building momentum to let your audience grow Making your podcast unique to standout of all the noise out there
Do you know how to break the rules? Let Andrew Lock teach you  

Hosted by maverick marketer Andrew Lock, a.k.a. the “Yoda of Marketing” (not because he’s short with green pointy ears, but because of his encyclopedic knowledge of marketing), the show provides a proliferation of practical marketing tips, big business lessons from well known brands, and lots of little known online resources that small business owners can use to increase their profits fast.  

On this show you will find out:

What kind of rules breakers you can use for your podcast How to make sure the show runs smoothly And how to pick the right audience
MC-04 Energy Bomb with MerryMaking Sisters  

Emma and Carla Papas, 'The Merrymaker Sisters', are health and happiness advocates as well as passionate health coaches who are on a mission to merrymake over the world! 

These amazing girls are famous bloggers on, great business owners, fellow podcasters of the #merrybiz and just a miracle as they transform people's lives for the better, to say the least.

Both Emma and Carla were fed up with counting calories and sick of the guilt they felt after eating, with low self-esteem until they discovered a new alternative that filled their lives and the lives around them with positivity.

What you will learn in this episode:

How passion can drive you to create almost anything  How you can inspire your audience and build real relationships Making your podcast chipmunk style

You can listen to Emma & Carla on their podcast #MERRYBIZ, read their blog, or follow them on Twitter.

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