Do you know what a podcast is?
Do you have a solid plan as to how to take FULL advantage of the benefits of podcasts?
If not, don't worry – by the end of this episode, you will be a podcast listening Ninja 😉
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Over the last few years, I've completely fell in love with podcasts. Why? For a number of reasons:
- I can listen to them almost anywhere
- They keep me entertained
- I can stay up to date on things that are happening in my areas of passion
- I can learn actionable content to apply to different areas of my life
But there's something I've noticed – normal people aren't as into podcasts as I am. In fact, most of the people I speak to don't really understand how they work.
Those people are missing out, and I intend to fix that.
Here's the definition of Podcast from Wikipedia:
A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.
For me, I tend to focus on audio podcasts because of the ability to consume that content on the go with my busy schedule.
Some of the points I go into detail are the following:
- How to find podcasts that are relevant to you
- How to manage your podcast subscriptions
- Taking advantage of show notes
- Providing feedback to the podcast host
- The importance of leaving reviews
- How podcasts can give you access to influential people
- A simple way to Take Action on what you learn from podcasts
So go ahead and listen to this episode and you just might fall in love with podcasts as much as I have.
What's currently in my playlist
Over the years, I've listened to MANY podcasts. However, I've recently cut down due to the fact that my schedule is pretty CRAZY. So, what's left in my Pocket Casts app? Here you go:
This Week In Tech
Host: Leo Laporte
I listen to this to keep up to date about what's happening when it comes to technology. Things are moving so quickly that it's extremely difficult to keep up. Leo brings on experts and they discuss what's happening in this rapidly moving industry. Makes me feel like I know what's going on in the tech world. It's a beautiful thing
Podcast Answer Man
Host: Cliff Ravenscraft
Cliff is a great friend and is the go-to guy for all things podcasting. However, his podcast is not just about podcasting. I consider it to be more about him sharing his entrepreneurial journey and providing encouragement for those of us who are also on that journey. Cliff is a part of my mastermind group.
The Smart Passive Income Podcast
Host: Pat Flynn
Another great friend who has accomplished a whole lot online. He's the kind of guy that you just gotta like – very transparent and very real. It's no wonder he has been able to grow such a massive following. He is also a part of my mastermind group. Great guy!
This is Your Life
Host: Michael Hyatt
This is a podcast all about intentional leadership. According to Michael, his goal is to “help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence” and that's exactly what he does. He gives lots of practical steps. I'm currently working on a PhD in leadership so this podcast is of particular interest for me on this new journey.
The God Journey
Host: Wayne Jacobsen
It's no secret that I'm a Christian. That's something I'm pretty open about. I listen to this podcast because it literally challenges everything I believe about Christianity. Wayne doesn't go to a physical location called a church, but I consider him to be someone who is serious about his relationship with Christ and doing some amazing things.
Other Podcasts I recommend
I used to listen to many other podcasts. However, that takes a lot of time. Since I started back teaching, I told myself that I could choose ONE podcast in each category. Everything else had to go. There were a bunch that were on this list that I no longer listen to, but they are worth mentioning, so here goes:
- Pocket Casts – The Pod catcher I use on my smartphone for subscribing to and listening to podcasts
- Free Blogging Videos – My free course on how to start a blog
Some people just love being able to read along with interviews, or they might just prefer to skip the audio completely and just read through the transcript. Hey, if that’s what floats your boat, it is all good. Here’s the transcript just for you
About The Podcast
Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.
I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.
If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.
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