Recorded live from New Media Expo 2014, today's episode talks about a lot of feedbacks from the Podcasters themselves about their podcast success in 2013, as well as their goals for this year. It was definitely great hearing people say, “I'm podcasting now!”
George Jackson from The Sci-fi Super Friends Podcast
2014 goal: More guests for 2014
Vernon Ross from The Social Strategy Podcast
2014 goal: Create more digital products. Teach people more about Podcasting.
Shawn Smith from Now Is the Time
2014 goal: To launch professional Podcasting; teaching people about podcasting on the road via TheMobilePro.net. A giant mixer is a big downside to mobile podcasting, but using Art USB Dual Pre helped him make podcasting easy. It also made mobile podcasting possible and easily.
Matt Johnson from Runner Academy
2013 success: Crushed it by really growing the show; the amount of guests really grow, even gaining a nomination, but also having an impact on people's lives; making news on what you put out there is so rewarding. Johnson also mentioned that interacting with listeners was great and so rewarding; getting feedbacks with everyone who listens to the show really helped pushed him through.
2014 goal: To see the Everyday Runners Podcast be as successful at Runners Academy — a podcast dedicated to interview everyday people achieve their running goals. Just to get out there and crush it!
Dustin Hartzler from Your Website Engineer
2013 success: Hartzler shared that his biggest success in 2013 was applying for his dream job and becoming an automatic full time happiness engineer for WordPress.com. Another success for 2013 was teaching and helping people to WordPress.com users, too!
2014 goal: Growing the audience and making it the best free resource for WordPress. Giving as much away free stuff as he can is his big goal for this year; Continue to grow, adding his personal flare to his podcast.
Ryan Gray from Medical School HQ
2013 success: As a podcast dedicated to Premed students, helping them go through their hardship, 2013 served as the first full year for Medical School HQ, which brought a ton of success for the show. Gray shared that in 2013, they got into more Premed conferences now, as well as doing the show not just for college Premed students, but high school students, too.
2014 goal: Continue to grow the podcast, hopefully get a ton of new partnership with Premed magazines, letting audience know that going through Premed is not as hard as they thought it could be.
Michael Aivaliotis from The Walking Dead Girl
2013 success: Doing a podcast with his teenage daughter, the success that 2013 brought is starting the podcast itself, but more importantly changing his relationship with his daughter. Nowadays, the go to conferences together. The podcast also let them into a whole new world. Podcast really do help him build a new and better family relationship together.
2014 goal: Bring more guests on the show from The Walking Dead. Get Andrew Lincoln to be interviewed on the show.
Paul Schakuri from Entrepreneur Adrenaline
2013 success: Wanting to reach a larger audience, Schakuri started listening to various podcasts, which inspired him to start his own show six months ago. The biggest success though this year is getting going and starting it. Get something up and running; get the best equipment, having people listening to the show and share what he is most passionate about.
2014 goal: To get people know more who he is and what he is. Networking with others, really reaching out to people, showing them who you are. To be the go-to guy for what people needs regarding entrepreneur.
Fred Castaneda from Struggling Entrepreneur
2014 goal: Started 2014 with a new podcast called BoomersForStartUps.com, which is about helping baby boomers. Talking about a niche audience, giving baby boomers everything they know about entrepreneurship.
Wayne Henderson from Under the Dome Radio and TV Talk's Revenge Podcast
2013 success: With the launching of Under the Dome radio, as well as using a strategic plan about the podcast, the show made it to the New and Noteworthy in iTunes, even getting it all the way up to number 7 in the Television and Film Podcast. Floored by the audience's response, they also got to interview some of the actors that run the show. Check more of Henderson at MediaVoiceOvers.com
2014 goal: To continue the success with Under the Dome Radio; see how far they can go with UnderTheDomeRadio, as well as the Packers Fan Podcast; secure some interviews with the Green Bay Packers and all NFL athletes.
Darrell Darnell from Golden Spiral Media
2014 goal: Extend services to other people. To land more clients, help more people become a podcaster, and grow their selection of podcasts.
Corey Fineran from Ivy Envy
2013 success: Incorporated podcasting with his real job. Teaching work skills in Podcasting, and was fortunate enough and honored to be a finalist in the Sports Category in this year's New Media Expo.
2014 goal: Recently started blogging and eventually would like to start a podcast of his own.
Charles McFall from Success Freaks
2013 success: Had Leah Laporte on the show, and being able to do their own conference. This year, they hosted a conference with 6 speakers in 7 hours. This year, the show was also fortunate enough to get dozens of interviews, helping to get the podcast bigger and better.
2014 goal: Met with Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller, hopefully get them on the show. Get into public speaking. Learn more information about him and his other podcasts by visiting to CharlesMcFall.com.
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