Sept. 2, 2021

Accidentally, I followed my dream. ๐ŸŽŠ1 year of podcasting.

Accidentally, I followed my dream. ๐ŸŽŠ1 year of podcasting.

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๐Ÿงญ The Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast Mission is:

Values-led conversations for global leaders at the intersection of conscious of the engagement of life and leadership.

๐ŸŽŠ Today the Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast turns 1 ๐ŸŽŠ

What a ๐ŸŽŠ year! 

When I am talking with new people, often I am asked, “what do you do?” I cannot resist answering “Guess๐Ÿ’ญ?”

Having had the privileged of experienced 4 diverse careers ranging from ‘C’ suite lawyer, social enterprise founder, and Inner ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ‍๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ Leadership ๐Ÿ’ญWhisper mentor so far no surprises that lawyer or banker are usually the top two guesses.

Now, imagine when I announce: “I am a social audio influencer and ๐ŸŽฅ Video ๐ŸŽง Podcaster ๐ŸŽ™๏ธhosting the Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey.” 

This piece of information generates smiles by the miles. Podcasting intrigues, entertains and beckons people. I โค๏ธ:

๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ‍๐Ÿค‍๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟmeeting new ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿฟpeople ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ‍๐Ÿค‍๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ public speaking on topics I am passionate about

๐ŸŽฅ  creating Video ๐ŸŽง Podcasts

I’m often asked:

"Podcasts are all the rage.  Why are you doing it? How do you start a podcast?"

Candidly I share that each morning I dance in delight as I face the day. Really, it has certainly been an imperfect experience and an exciting adventure.  Then I contribute a little experience and hope as investment to their journey into the audio landscape.

To answer the question of how I started it really came about because the pandemic snuck up on me.  Quite suddenly and out of the blue, March 2020, my old normal did not work. Much to my surprise: I was truly ready for a new normal.

In essence the first half of 2020 was on ‘pause’ for me. Then the word ‘podcast’ popped into my head when I was meditating. Seriously, there I was sitting off at the highest point of the property overlooking the ocean in contemplation.  My mind, as it does, was busy moodling with thoughts like ‘To Do’s’ when the word ‘Podcast’ chad my full attention.  I thought: ‘What on earth is a podcast?”  I am sure I know this word. Then wondered, or do I. Being unsure I asked Google.

Voila!  My mind was a buzz with possibility. #1 a podcast gave me a virtual speaking platform. I had loads of topical information and a passion for public speaking.  I am a speaker who loves to write โค๏ธ. 

Now how to go about doing this?  Ai does it thing and a course popped up in my Facebook feed.  A challenge: launch a podcast in 8 weeks. What else could I do but say ‘YES!’ to Farnosh Torabi, the host of So Money, and Jaclyn Mellone, the host of Go To Gal, challenge: Launch a Podcast in 8 weeks!

There was a lot of technical knowledge and skills to gain.  That was my make it or break point.  I made it!  Learned a lot and failed fast in some places. 

What the first year analytics show:

Global Reach: 35 countries & 323 Cities

Ranking

Global Genre Business #936

Apple Podcasts Genre Business #133

I choose to assemble a great operations team headed by Podcast and Content Manager @Anne Ulgado Garcia. Her team has helped me reach the highest audio quality for each episode. Check out her profile on LinkedIn or DM me for an introduction.

My Top Three Tools are:

Descript

Daily support comes from the brilliant platform Descript. I am a big fan and affiliate of future facing of the intuitive features @Descript. A great help to reduce the number of technology options needed and I was up and running in no time.

My top reasons for using @Descript:

๐Ÿฅ• The quality of the screen recording.

๐Ÿฅ• The ease of editing video and audio.

๐Ÿฅ• Love the voice overdubbing and great transcriptions.

๐Ÿฅ• The Descript interactive community is also a big draw. 

To learn more check out  https://www.descript.com/?lmref=vcbxtQ

Fancy signing up, here’s my affiliate link: descript.com?lmref=vcbxtQ

PodPage

Figuring out how to support the podcast with website had me stump most of the first year.  Then I saw PodPage launch.  I was sold:

๐Ÿฅ• The ease of creating a website.

๐Ÿฅ• The supports got podcasts, show notes, transcripts, guest profiles, blogs, YouTube videos, and much more.

Check out my PodPage Website for episodes and blog posts Website https://www.podpage.com/life-leadership-a-conscious-journey/

Fancy signing up, here’s my affiliate link: https://www.podpage.com/?via=michelle

BuzzSprout

You need a host.  BuzzSprout has been awesome.  Thanks to their generosity I build on my knowledge attending two conferences, PodFest, this year.

Here’s my affiliate link

https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1269460

Looking back to Look Forward

I discovered that allowing the episode topics to come into being via synchronicity and intuition led to a bit of a variety show focused on Life & Leadership from the conscious journey perspective. Closer inspection led to the formation of four series driven by DMs, feed-back and requests.

Monetization is a long game.  I have started by signing up to be affiliate for those providers who have supplied great services, support and community. More recently I have been exploring ways possible options for support for the podcast:

Share Your Wisdom, Strength and Hope

Why Do You have a podcast?  I would love to hear your story and fav tools.

 

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Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast

๐Ÿ’™ Listen online:  https://www.podpage.com/life-leadership-a-conscious-journey/

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๐ŸŸข Spotify https://tinyurl.com/yy5app42

Mentions

@Farnosh Torabi @So Money @Jaclyn Mellone @Go To Gal  

@BuzzSprout @Descript @PodPage @Brendan Mulligan @PodFest

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