What is Podcasting?
Podcasting: According to Wikipedia, “The Merriam Webster Tenth International Collegiate defines “podcast” as: a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast).
It is somewhat like a radio broadcast that becomes a digital file available for download by subscribers. There are free podcasts and paid podcasts, and there are free podcasts that get sponsor support. Podcasts are a forum to speak about areas of expertise that we might otherwise write about in a book or blog. They also provide the ability to interview other experienced and interesting guests.
Who is the best Podcaster?
This is of course a subjective question, but this blog affords me the privilege of sharing my informed opinions. In my opinion, the best podcaster and teacher of podcasting is John Lee Dumas. There are other more famous podcasters, but he is the best. His episode structure, delivery, and level of excitement and motivation are unparalleled, not to mention that he gets the most amazingly successful guests. You must check him out if you haven’t already: http://www.eofire.com/ He will totally change your outlook on life.
I’ve been a loyal listener of John Lee Dumas’ incredible Entrepreneur on Fire podcast for over a year now, and it’s about time I follow in his footsteps. I know I have a powerful message to share with the world, but step 1 in John’s process is for me to list everything I excel in and everything I am passionate about. Later, I’ll analyze the powerful intersection of these things to carve out my amazing podcasting niche.
I really need your help with this first step. There is no one better than my friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances to tell me the things I’m good at from a perspective outside my own biased mind. The following is the beginning of my list. Please chime in with your ideas. I truly find them immensely valuable. I’ll keep updating this list as I think of more items and as you provide me with great feedback. Thanks as always for your wonderful support!
What I’m Good at
- Staying calm in hectic situations.
- Encouraging people to innovate within their unique gifts and expertise despite a box that their job is trying to fit them into.
- Being the favorite adult for kids in the family
- Fully researching and comparing products before purchasing them
What I’m Passionate About
- Helping people become the best version of themselves.
- Helping people realize that successful people are no better than they are.