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
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
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.
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.”
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