Starve the Doubts

Men Seeking Tomahawks with Dan Franks

November 05, 2014
Starve the Doubts
Men Seeking Tomahawks with Dan Franks
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Starve the Doubts
Men Seeking Tomahawks with Dan Franks
Nov 05, 2014
Jared Easley
Show Notes
Dan Franks In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley talks with the awesome Dan Franks. It’s almost been a year since Dan was on the show back in December 2013 for the Holiday Mashup. And since then, so many amazing things have happened. One of them was the Podcast Movement in August 2014 which was definitely a HUGE success! Today, Jared and Dan will be talking more about their upcoming, out-of-the-box project, the Business Podcaster Summit, which is somewhat a spin-off from their recent success with Podcast Movement as they try to bring a full-on, conference experience reaching out to people all over the world. It’s all about converting your online connections into offline, in-person relationships. In this episode, you’ll learn about: The power of collaboration and in-person meetups Turning online connections into offline, in-person relationships Steps in starting your own meetup Events vs. recurring meetups (WP meetups, Podcast meetups) How you can start to become a speaker Why a Virtual Summit? The Business Podcaster Summit - what you can expect, who will be there! How to use crowdfunding as your platform to fund your podcast Bloggers turn podcasters: How to do it The importance of implementing things into action What to do when things aren’t coming together The power of getting feedback and asking questions Dan’s current podcast Men Seeking Tomahawks Promoting your podcast which other podcasters haven’t done yet Items mentioned: Getting out there and just talking to people Getting caught in online interactions and turning them into in-person relationships How to turn online relationships into in-person relationships Attending meetups Attending conferences Relationships start online and converting them into offline Starting your own meetup: Decide on what your meetup is all about - why should people be there Decide who you want to attend the meetup - people in your podcast audience who are in that certain part of town Decide how to target those people - podcast, website, email list The upside of not having a concrete agenda in your meetup The ripple effect of the meetup they did in 2013: The Holiday Mashup - meeting Cynthia Sanchez of Oh So Pinteresting! Meeting PT, founder of FinCon Jared got an opportunity to speak at FinCon Going to one-time events versus recurring meetups Being a presentor in local meetup groups as your next step Why Virtual Summit? Bringing the Podcast Movement experience to people around the world Giving people access to a full-on conference experience wherever they are Imitating what the big guys are doing The Business Podcast Summit as being business-focused Utilizing social media to establish your podcast Using crowdfunding to fund your podcast Leveraging automation in building and growing your podcast Bringing in rockstar podcasters: John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Kate Erickson, Natalie Sisson, Rob Cesternino, Leslie Samuel, Christian Psencik, and more! Podcasting as a way to: Building your brand Getting that word out about what you’re doing online or offline Turning your podcast into a business - But how? Implementing things into action When things aren’t coming together: Trust your intuition. Ask people what they think about what you’re doing Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions. About his Men Seeking Tomahawks podcast: A variety show talking about sports, electronics, beer, music, and just about anything Radio show format Doing local events to spread the word Check out the summit at www.podcastersummit.com. www.menseekingtomahawks.com Dan’s final thoughts for the listeners: “Don’t be afraid to explore ways to turn your online relationships to offline relationships.” “Think outside the box.”