Today’s guest is Jessica Rhodes the leading expert on how to leverage podcast guesting for increased brand awareness, generation of more leads, and how to gain higher profits. She created the podcast booking industry in 2013 when she founded Interview Connections, the first and leading agency of its kind. Plus she is the host of Rock the Podcast, a podcast where you will learn all about podcast guesting and how to leverage podcast interviews to grow your brand awareness. Jessica shares the benefits of committing long term to be a podcast guest and why trying it short term will not have the desired effect. We discuss finding the podcasts that are right for you, narrowing your audience, and perhaps most importantly having systems in place to leverage your episodes after they go live. This is an incredible episode packed with a ton of great advice for anyone looking to increase their positioning by being a guest on podcasts. Three Key Takeaways: · The length of time thought leaders need to commit to being involved in the podcast guest circuit. · Why thought leaders need to be specific about the type of podcast they appear on. · How being a guest as a thought leader can be more than an interview and why you need to take the opportunity to build a relationship.
Today’s guest is Scott Ambler, Project Management Institute Vice President and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile. Scott is the co-creator of the Disciplined Agile Toolkit, author of Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery, and Choose Your WoW. Scott talks with us about the creation and evolution of the Disciplined Agile Toolkit and how businesses can use it to create agile teams capable of responding to various situations properly regardless of their skillset, then adjust in the future as they learn and grow. We discuss the position of Disciplined Agile at PMI and how the two work and learn together to be a stronger single organization and how PMI has allowed stronger creation of communities that include chapters all over the world helping people learn and expand their knowledge. Three Key Takeaways: · How thought leaders can use Agile Discipline to better adjust to any situation. · Why thought leaders should not get stuck in a “best practice” might not be for the best. · Why thought leaders need to focus on creating communities and what can be gained from them.
Today’s guest is Bea Wray! Bea has been a speaker for 20 years on the topics of entrepreneurship, leadership, and women in business. She is the co-founder of the Millennial Women Network and author of the upcoming book What an MBA Taught Me…: But My Kids Made Me Learn which is available for pre-order! Bea and Peter dig deep to explore the questions many business authors never ask themselves and why 1/3 of authors writing business books never actually finish them. Bea tells us the Who, What, and Why questions you need to ask before you put pen to paper. Plus we examine not only the financial cost of publishing a book but the opportunity cost which many overlook. Don’t miss this incredibly insightful conversation for anyone looking to publish a business book from two people with a ton of real-life experience on the topics. Three Key Takeaways: What questions thought leaders should be asking themselves before starting a book. How can thought leaders figure out the real cost of a book and what can you expect as a return on that investment? What thought leaders can expect from publishers and how to ensure the long term success of your book.
Today we have two guests from FLSmidth, a company that provides global cement and mining industries with factories, machinery, and knowhow. William Leahy is a Senior Marketing/Communications Manager & Strategist for the mining industry. Morten Fløe Knudsen leads Thought Leadership Communication for the cement industry. Together William and Morten explain how they use thought leadership to carry on conversations with customers and make their brand known as the go-to people for an industry with a long buying cycle. They share how FLSmidth is focused on sustainability and how digitization plays a big role in making scarce resources go further than ever before. In this episode, William and Morten give invaluable advice for any thought leader who works in an industry with a sales cycle that measures in years, not months or weeks. Three Key Takeaways: · How thought leadership can be used to influence long sales cycles and keep you relevant. · Why digitization is playing a big part of their thought leadership. · What audience and issues thought leaders need to keep in mind when dealing with long sales cycles.