Let’s be honest: I make these podcasts look pretty effortless with my innate charm, high levels of charisma, and – of course – extreme modesty. But jokes aside, a lot of work goes into getting these things from my brain to your tablet/phone/laptop/whatever else you might be listening on.
Potential guests need to be emailed, schedules need to be compared, videos need to be uploaded – on and on the work goes, and much of it is managed by one of my earliest virtual assistants, Regina Evangelista.
These days Regina is much more than just a VA, she’s a business partner and co-founder of Mr. Outsource and DreamWork, a coworking space in the Philippines. So when I was looking around for an expert on outsourcing to have on the show, I didn’t have to look very far!
This week’s Hardcore MBA guest was once just an ordinary guy living an ordinary life in the middle of the USA. Then Cliff Ravenscraft took the very simple decision to start a podcast about his favourite TV show, Lost. Two years later, he had 65,000 listeners and was inviting some very influential people out to lunch. Find out how by checking out this week’s episode!
In this week’s Hardcore MBA, Cliff and I discuss:
How to get started in podcasting
The future of the industry
How to forge new habits and keep old ones going
How to effectively engage with your audience to turn them into superfans
If you’ve ever wondered absolutely anything about the world of tech startups, you’re in luck – because this week’s Hardcore MBA guest, Ron Goddard, is one of the most knowledgeable people you could possibly meet. He provides advice to technology startups looking to build prototypes, pick up customers, and find angel investors, and this week he took the time to chat with me about why he moved from the field of health clubs into technology, what the biggest problems are that most startups face, how to network effectively, and much much more.
Once you’ve watched this week’s episode, you can get in touch with Ron on Twitter or check out TechVentures – he’s very approachable, and wants to hear from you if you have a potentially world-changing idea. If you liked the show, let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to come back next week!