Episode 067. “That’s why I love podcasting… it creates a whole new platform that I was a fan of before but now it’s just part of the way I do business.” ~Paul Reilly Do you love selling ?! Yeah, me neither. Lucky for us, guest Paul Reilly* does. Paul is the creator of The Q and A Sales Podcast a show that, unsurprisingly, answers questions about the art and business of selling. He’s also a prolific speaker, trainer, and author. Here’s the thing: whether you podcast to gain clients or “just” to scratch a creative itch, you’re also selling something. A service. A product. An opinion about _insert your favorite pop culture reference here because I’m not going down a “This Is Us” rabbit hole_. That said, podcasters (and wannabes) can learn a lot from pro sales people - especially those with successful shows. Prior to COVID-19, Paul hosted on average 120 in-person seminars around the country per year. Considering lockdown restrictions have slashed approximately 70% from his income, you’d think Paul’s shift includes a hard-sell of his virtual offerings. Nope. Instead, he’s gone full-court free support, doubling up his episode and offering no-cost content access. That community over clients approach stems entirely from Paul’s response to podcasting’s fundamental question: what is your why? (Seriously - you know how this podcast boss feels about that question!) *Paul Reilly is a valued client of The Creative Impostor Studios. CONNECT WITH PAUL: Website The Q and A Sales Podcast LinkedIn Get the full show notes, resources, and links at: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/podenvy067 Podcast Angel: Craft & Culture Craft & Culture is my exclusive membership space for both current and aspiring podcasters to get the support you need to create and grow your show in a way that is nurturing, genuine and enjoyable. You can get started for just $5/month or upgrade to VIP for even more face time with me. http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/craftandculture Launch Your Podcast Zoom Class Tune in for this interactive overview of crafting a podcast you and your audience will love! Thursday August 13, 2020 http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/launchenvy Podcast Envy Office Hours Let's talk about YOUR show, solve a problem, create a new opportunity, polish your craft and shift the culture! Request a complimentary coaching session with Your Podcast Boss (that's me) and if I think I can help, we'll record an episode together. http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/officehours Connect with me! Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Group The Creative Impostor Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you're a Podcast Envy listener.) *** Do you LOVE Podcast Envy? What's your fave episode? What have you learned? What mistakes have I saved you from making with your show? I'd LOVE if you would leave me a review. Here's where you can do that: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/envy Peace, love & podcasting, Andrea, Your Podcast Boss
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