Podcasting Stories

Join David Spray as he talks with business owners about their podcasting stories.

About the show

Join David Spray as he talks with business owners about their podcasting stories. Business and marketing advice to share your message with past, present, and future clients.

Episodes

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    Ep030: Become the Expert in Your Niche with David Rosell

    November 19th, 2021  |  42 mins 11 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with David Rosell, President of Rosell Wealth Management in Bend, Oregon.

    In this episode, we learn more about the firm, David's unique approach to wealth management, and how he's focused on helping retirees and people approaching retirement maximize their income.

    We also talk about how he engages and builds a rapport with this group of people, specifically the two excellent books he's written to guide people on their journey to financial independence, and his podcast that amplifies the message in his books.

    If you've ever considered having your own podcast, or writing a book, this episode has a lot of great ideas and lessons that David has learned from his show so far.

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    Ep029: Authentic Leadership with Spencer Horn

    November 12th, 2021  |  49 mins 50 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Spencer Horn, a public speaker, entrepreneur, and co-host of the Team Performance podcast, from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Through Spencer's experience as a leadership trainer with Altium Leadership, and his time as a keynote speaker and podcast host, he has a wealth of insights and lessons helping people take an authentic leadership approach.

    We talk about some great case studies of clients with whom Spencer has worked and comments he's received from event attendees who felt his work and message were life-changing and life-affirming.

    Spencer brings a servant-leader perspective to everything he does, and he is a really interesting guy to listen to. If you've ever considered a speaking career, launching a new podcast, or improving the podcast you already have, Spencer has some great advice.

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    Ep028: ‎Another Day Above Ground with Carolyn Strauss

    November 5th, 2021  |  42 mins 58 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Carolyn Strauss, professional speaker and co-host of a podcast called "Another Day Above Ground".

    In this episode, we learn more about Carolyn's fascinating background as a serial entrepreneur, clothing model, professional speaker, and podcaster, as well as her time as CEO of a clothing brand that was regularly featured on the Home Shopping Network for more than a decade.

    It's a great conversation about the lessons learned in both business and life, some the hard way.

    We then take a deep dive into her podcast experience, and she has an abundance of advice and suggestions for those considering launching a podcast and a lot of great ideas and tips to make it more successful and enjoyable.

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    Ep027: Creating Stories with Bob Kulhan

    October 29th, 2021  |  47 mins 4 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Bob Kulhan, founder and CEO of Business Improv, a corporate training and development firm that helps cultivate leadership and communication skills through team building games and improv.

    Bob founded the business more than two decades ago, inspired by his career as an improvisation performer. They provide a high-end, up-on-your-feet opportunity to experience improv and improve leadership, team-building, and innovation, and he shares a great example of a dysfunctional leadership team that was transformed by the process in less than a year.

    He's also intrigued by how a podcast could serve as a storytelling platform for his business and allow him to further his creativity in collaboration with his guests.

    Bob is a really interesting guy who's been able to combine his vocation with his avocation. If you have ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas for starting your podcast.

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    Ep026: Showcase Strategic Partners with Jeff Pawlow

    October 22nd, 2021  |  54 mins 17 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Jeff Pawlow, the President of Engineered Tax Services, the nation's premier tax credit and incentive firm who marries the science of engineering with the principles of tax & accounting.

    Jeff was recently promoted to President as a result of his firm, The Growth Partnership, merging with Engineered Tax Services, and in this episode, we learn about the history of both firms and the potential synergies that led to the merger.

    Like many of our guests, Jeff is intrigued about the ways a podcast can amplify the message of the combined firm, but he's also thinking about using the podcast as a way to showcase key strategic partnerships.

    If you've ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas on ways a podcast can be beneficial to you, your partners, and your potential clients.

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    Ep025: Insights from a New Podcaster with Chris Hanslik

    October 15th, 2021  |  47 mins 16 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Chris Hanslik, Chairman of the Houston law firm of Boyar Miller.

    Chris was an early guest on my original podcast, the IC-DISC show, and following that became one of the first clients at YourPodcast.team. He was also the first client to publish 10 episodes of his show.

    In today's show, we hear more about why Chris decided to launch a podcast, his experience so far, and the lessons he's learned from the first 10 episodes.

    We also learn if Chris had to do it all over again, would he still launch a podcast? We also discussed one of his business setbacks and what he learned from it.

    If you have ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great insights from someone who launched their podcast just three months ago.

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    Ep024: Engaging Your Audience with Rob Ristagno

    October 8th, 2021  |  37 mins 22 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Rob Ristagno, CEO of Sterling Woods.

    Founded more than six years ago, the company may seem like a consulting firm; but it is more accurately described as a data-enabled strategic partner whose clients often enjoy double or even triple-digit percentage growth rates. Rob shared a couple of client success stories that were really fascinating about how strategic client segmentation can result in significant revenue growth.

    He started a podcast in 2020 called CEO Campfire Chat, that's an outgrowth of round table zoom calls he's had with his clients for some time. What is unique about the podcast is that he interviews a CEO guest but with a virtual studio audience of other CEOs. The audience makes comments and asks questions during the show, in a way that creates a fascinating dynamic.

    So, if you've ever considered having your own podcast or are looking for ways to improve your current podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas for you.

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    Ep023: Lessons from 50 Episodes with Anne Candido

    October 1st, 2021  |  40 mins 30 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Anne Candido, Co-Founder of Forthright People, a firm that specializes in on-demand branding and marketing based out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

    In this episode, we learn more about the Forthright People and the serendipitous way Anne met her co-founder, April, and started their weekly podcast "Marketing Smarts" in 2020. We talk about the lessons Anne has learned from having a podcast and what she would do differently if she had to do it all over.

    If you've ever considered your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great tips, insights, and lessons from someone who has released nearly 50 episodes of a successful show.

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    Ep022: Guiding Potential Clients with Chris Andersen

    September 24th, 2021  |  48 mins 26 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Chris Anderson of Be Destined, an M&A advisory and strategic consulting firm based in San Francisco that Chris founded more than a decade ago.

    Be Destined is different from a typical M&A firm because they view themselves more as a guide, helping business owners achieve their destiny through selling, transferring, or growing the business.

    In this episode, we learn more about the firm and some great client case-studies that really highlight their unique approach. Chris is interested in how a podcast could amplify the message and brand of the firm, and we had a great conversation brainstorming some different ways in which a podcast would be beneficial to the firm and the people they can best help.

    If you have ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas on ways a podcast can make the most of your message.

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    Ep021: Sharing Better Stories with Paul Furiga

    September 17th, 2021  |  46 mins 20 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Paul Furiga, of PR company WordWrite based up in Pittsburgh, PA.

    In this episode, we learn more about the firm Paul founded 20 years ago, his book "Finding Your Capital S Story," the business magazine he launched, and the podcast he created to accompany it.

    For all of his business ventures, Paul's entire focus is to help companies better craft and communicate their story, so we talked about his own podcast experience and his desire to start a second podcast.

    If you've ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has many great ideas on ways to craft the story of your podcast.

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    Ep020: Maximizing Your Podcast and LinkedIn with Colleen McKenna

    September 10th, 2021  |  43 mins 43 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Colleen McKenna of Intero Advisory from Baltimore, a firm who specialize in helping companies unlock the power of LinkedIn.

    In this episode, we learn more about Intero, and how Colleen stumbled into this business 11 years ago while launching another consulting service. Colleen also has a podcast she started in 2019 with nearly 50 episodes released, so we talked about why she launched the podcast, lessons she learned along the way, and things she'd do differently if she started today.

    If you have ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas, lessons and tips for launching and maintaining a successful podcast, and even if you're not ready for your own podcast, Colleen's deep insight into unlocking the power of LinkedIn will be useful to every entrepreneur.

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    Ep019: Succession Interviews with Laurie Barkman

    September 3rd, 2021  |  59 mins 42 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Laurie Barkman, founder of SmallDotBig, a strategic advisory firm that helps owners of small to mid-sized companies maximize enterprise value, create succession plans, and identify M&A strategies.

    We talked about her experience leading companies through successful exits as both the CEO and as an outside advisor. If you're the owner of a small to mid-sized company who is starting to think about an exit plan, I would highly recommend that you reach out to her.

    Laurie also has a podcast that she started in 2019 and has released more than 60 episodes. The podcast is called Succession Stories, and she interviews both companies that have gone through a successful exit, as well as the professional advisors that help this industry.

    We talked about why she launched the podcast, the lessons she's learned along the way, and what she would have done differently if she started today. She shared some great tips, and If you ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas for launching and maintaining a successful podcast.

    Even if you're not looking to start a podcast just yet, Laurie's deep insight into having a successful transition in your business is very valuable.

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    Ep018: Running a Top Professional Services Firm with Randy Reimer & Mike Huett

    August 27th, 2021  |  39 mins 23 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking Randy Reimer and Mike Huett, two partners in the CPA firm of Reimer, McGuinness, and associates in Houston, Texas.

    In this episode, we learn more about the firm, Mike and Randy's attitudes about running a top-notch professional services firm, and whether podcasting is a good fit for the firm.

    They are intrigued by the ways a podcast could amplify their message and the brand of the firm, so we talked about their podcast score and the many ways a podcast is beneficial and justifies the investment.

    If you've ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas on ways a podcast can be beneficial.

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    Ep017: Removing Pain Points with Ryan Seifert

    August 20th, 2021  |  52 mins 14 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Ryan Seifert of Teric Technology right here in Houston, Texas.

    Teric Technology is an IT Consulting firm, but they have a very different approach than any other IT firm I've seen because they start with a strict focus on the pain points of the CEO personally.

    These pain points often highlight the underlying issues of business process breakdown, or inefficiency, that Ryan and his team can improve by the strategic implementation of technology.

    Ryan's also intrigued by how a podcast could enhance the credibility of the firm, increase awareness, and help to accelerate trust with potential clients, as well as establishing an educational foundation by sharing client success stories.

    He's a dynamic technology expert and a savvy entrepreneur. If you've ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has many great ideas on ways a podcast might be beneficial.

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    Ep016: A Sense of Purpose with Eryn Anitavi

    August 13th, 2021  |  46 mins 29 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Eryn Anitavi of Sapphire Partners in Seattle, a firm that specializes in on-demand, Chiefs of Staff, which could be thought of as very high-level Executive Assistants.

    We start the conversation by learning more about her firm and how Eryn stumbled into this business before talking more about how a podcast could amplify the message and brand of her firm.

    We also dive deep into her Podcast Scorecard and look at a number of ways in which a podcast could be beneficial to the firm and how to think about that as an investment.

    If you've ever considered your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas, and Eryn's passion and sense of purpose in her business is an inspiration to any entrepreneur.

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    Ep015: Building a Platform with Ken Clark

    August 6th, 2021  |  49 mins 53 secs

    Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Ken Clark, founder of the Chenal Family Therapy Company based in Arkansas.

    Ken is a serial entrepreneur. After nearly a decade on Wall St he wanted to make more of a difference and decided to return to school to become a licensed therapist.

    After graduating from a California school, he noticed that his home state of California seemed saturated with therapists, and in this episode, we learn how and why he decided to launch his practice in Little Rock, Arkansas, and how he integrated learning from other business experiences to develop the novel practice management platform for nearly 200 therapists that generates over $10 million in annual revenue.

    Ken is thinking about starting a podcast, and we drilled into the details of his podcast scorecard, where he scored 87 out of 96, an ideal candidate for a podcast, and brainstormed different strategies to get maximum leverage from the podcast.

    If you're considering starting a podcast, this podcast is full of ideas and value.