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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, how did it get I started in podcasting and why?

It actually started out as an accident. I was part of a media training group, and one of the topics they taught us was podcasting.

In 2018 I joined the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.
But they were wondering how to connect their local business with their community.

In June of 2018, I launched Local First Podcast.
The podcast just has taken off from there. My mission continues to share the stories of local businesses.

I especially enjoy meeting with local business owners and interviewing them and learning their stories. It literally took off from there.

The more interviews I produced with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the more I uncovered.

I needed to share their stories.

Local First Podcast connects local businesses to their community.

I invite you to check out some of these stories for yourself.

Open up your favorite podcast app search for Local First Podcast then subscribe.

Check out my website at localfirstpodcast.com where you can:

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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, how did it get I started in podcasting and why?

It actually started out as an accident. I was part of a media training group, and one of the topics they taught us was podcasting.

In 2018 I joined the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. What I learned is behind every local business is a great story.
But they were wondering how to connect their local business with their community.

In June of 2018, I launched Local First Podcast.
The podcast just has taken off from there. My mission continues to share the stories of local businesses.

I especially enjoy meeting with local business owners and interviewing them and learning their stories. It literally took off from there.

The more interviews I produced with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, the more I uncovered.

I needed to share their stories.

Local First Podcast connects local businesses to their community.

I invite you to check out some of these stories for yourself.

Open up your favorite podcast app search for Local First Podcast then subscribe.

Check out my website at localfirstpodcast.com where you can:

Sign up for the Local First Podcast Newsletter to stay updated on upcoming episodes and events.

Connect with host Rob to become a guest.

Find out more and how to become a sponsor

Read my blog

Schedule a one-on-one

Learn more about Local First Podcast Professional Services

Podcast education

    Real Talk About Real Issues with Dres

    Real Talk About Real Issues with Dres

    In this episode, you are going to get real talk about real issues going on right now. It was a breath of fresh air to have an open conversation with Dres.


    Dres is a globally-inspired artist and mental health advocate.


    For over ten years, he has served his community by providing support to inner-city kids and young adults who struggle with their mental health (trauma, depression, psychosis, autism, Aspergers, ADHD etc.).


    In 2017, he launched his entertainment & lifestyle company “Urban & Arrogant".


    Through his company, he releases music, merchandise, and delivers visual content.


    His latest single "Countin' Racks" has been played on Iheart Radio Station; V100.7 FM, and Radio Milwaukee (88.9 F.M.). In 2020, Dres was awarded the Shepherd Express "Best Rap Hip-Hop Artist" award.


    Dres is scheduled to release his debut pop-rap album which will be available on all streaming platforms later on this year.


    Your feedback is always welcome.


    If you want to share your story on Local First Podcast all you need to do to get started go to ScheduleMyPodcast.com (http://ScheduleMyPodcast.com)


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    • 28 min
    What Is Revenue Generating Marking? With Dan Marx & Jamar Jones

    What Is Revenue Generating Marking? With Dan Marx & Jamar Jones

    You are going to have some fun with this episode. The interview starts off with laughter. Then we dig deep into what you need to do to make sure your marketing machine doesn't stop working for your business.


    Enjoy


    Dan & Jamar's key takeaways:


    Video vs Text vs Images


    Where do I start as a new business?


    Have at least a few ducks in a row


    Instagram Facebook Stories?


    Never stop the marketing machine


    Lipstick on a pig??? You will need to contact Dan Marx for more details.


    Connect with Dan & Jamar (https://www.relatable-marketing.com/)


    Relatable Marketing (https://www.relatable-marketing.com/)


    LinkedIn (.com/company/relatable-marketing/)


    Dan Marx


    20yrs supply chain business development, marketing strategy & execution.


    CEO of ReShift - A Sales & Marketing Strategy, Alignment, Process improvement and Execution firm.


    Co-Founder Relatable Marketing - A one stop marketing firm for all your marketing needs with the core of what we do: Revenue generating marketing.


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    • 36 min
    5 Things To Get The Most Out Of LinkedIn with Wayne Breitbrath

    5 Things To Get The Most Out Of LinkedIn with Wayne Breitbrath

    WOW!! I had the pleasure of interviewing Power Formula LLC (https://www.powerformula.net/) . Wayne shares what you should be doing to get the most out of LinkedIn.


    Wayne's Key Take Aways:


    Direct messaging with a good offer


    Should I create a LinkedIn business page or not?


    Are you using the featured section on LinkedIn?


    Use direct messages to create relationships


    What is your LinkedIn Social Selling Index (https://business.linkedin.com/sales-solutions/social-selling/the-social-selling-index-ssi) ?


    Connect with Wayne


    LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/waynebreitbarth/)


    Contact Wayne at  wayne@powerformula.net (mailto:wayne@powerformula.net) or (414) 313-7785


    (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1626346208/?tag=mmofin-20)


    MEET LINKEDIN TRAINER, WAYNE BREITBARTHOnce a skeptic and now an outspoken proponent of LinkedIn, Wayne Breitbarth is passionate about helping business professionals—from entry level to CEO—learn how to combine their previous experience and relationships with this innovative tool in order to more successfully brand and market themselves and their businesses.


    Wayne’s diverse professional background uniquely positions him to assist not only individuals but corporate entities as well. With 40 years’ experience in the areas of operations, finance, management, consulting, and business ownership, he is able to “put it all together” for his corporate and individual clients.


    In addition to his consulting work, Wayne is a dynamic speaker. His practical yet entertaining presentations have inspired audiences both locally, at many of Milwaukee’s most prominent companies and organizations, and nationally, at conventions, industry association events, and corporate training sessions. His audiences have included Inc. Magazine, the American Marketing Association, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


    Wayne's critically acclaimed book "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search" has helped tens of thousands access the full power of LinkedIn.


    Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant and received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Marquette University. He is the CEO of Power Formula LLC and resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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    Do you have a story to share? Do you want to connect your business with your community? Go to ScheduleMyPodcast.com to get started.

    • 35 min
    Red Light Therapy Uses, Benefits with Brooke Luciano

    Red Light Therapy Uses, Benefits with Brooke Luciano

    In this episode, I have a discussion with Brooke Luciano where she shares her story on how getting light therapy changed her life so much that she now treats others with the same treatments. Make sure to listen close you will be able to hear the passion she has in helping others with Redlight Therapy.


    Brookes key take aways:


    How I walked away from having surgery


    We are the miracles


    Using light to help pain


    You can do this at home


    Should I use light therapy?


    Connect with Brooke


    http://www.ultraredlight.com


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookeluciano/


    https://www.instagram.com/ultraredlight/


    Let's meet Brooke Luciano


    We are simply enLIGHTened humans who are super passionate about giving back and sharing our Light with everyone we possibly can, human and animals! We are NOT Doctors, Chiropractors, or Veterinarians. We DO have incredible medical advisors we are happy to consult with for our clients’ best needs. We started out by helping our family and friends and will continue to spread the Light to increase longevity and natural healing, globally. Let us help you heal.


    Light Ninja Warrior Brooke


    As a youngster, I was quite active, participating in multiple sports and extra-curricular activities. After participating in four sports in high school (Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Cross Country) and Basketball intramurals in college, I didn’t stop. Although I wasn’t a collegiate or career athlete, sports were my life, and my social life as well. Working out hard felt good, despite a habitual sprain or broken ankle. I was rough on my body back then, without fear of growing old or long-lasting pain. Fall, break, heal, and back at it again. Repeat. Year to year in one form or another I injured myself from said activities.


    For as long as I remember, I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I loved to fish, mammals, and swimming in the ocean. I wanted to dive and discover new things under the sea (Little Mermaid hopeful). One of my goals and dreams came true! I applied to and went on to graduate from UCSC with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. Passion for cellular level health began during my biochemistry days at UCSC. Could there be a way to bring the love of marine life and the excitement of cellular biology together? Perhaps I could discover a cure for Cancer in marine natural products, like sponges or kelp! How cool would that be? The need for alternative natural products with therapeutic effects was looming, and more and more side effects of day to day chemical exposures were haunting me.


    My young adult years were spent living life to the fullest, traveling, adventuring, and livin’ it up! I was not the best to my body, but knew in the back of my head, that somehow I would figure it all out.


    Fast forward to 2007 car accident that changed my life forever. I sustained a serious neck injury and my endocrine system went into shock. My body suffered a major blow and I was told by three different surgeons that I needed a neck surgery to reduce the pain level and attempt a “normal” life. Neck surgery?? Yeah right, not me. I purchased my first Light device (APL) in 2008 and avoided invasive neck surgery. Within one month, I weaned myself off of all prescription drugs. Within six months, I was back to running again, working out, and playing basketball. The Light helped my body heal itself. I avoided invasive surgery and got my life back, pain-free!! This opened my eyes once again to the demand for natural remedies and medicines for all to heal naturally, from what the Earth provides. I insist on using the most natural face and body topical products and limit my toxin and chemical exposure by only washing with naturally sourced ingredients. I eliminate chemicals from our diet and make a huge effort to live a non-synthetic lifestyle that will increase longevity and increase sustai

    • 42 min
    Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear? with Laura Dixon

    Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear? with Laura Dixon

    Hey local listeners, Laura Dixon and I dive deep into dealing with anxiety, and the scared brain. Laura shares her story of how she leaves the corp world to pursue her passion for helping others.


    Laura Dixon is a life & weight loss coach as well as a former CPA who helps other high achieving, ambitious women lose weight for the last time.


    She has lost 50 pounds and has kept it off for years and now helps other women become naturally thin without any diet, weird trick or gimmick, but simply by helping them change their relationship with food.


    One of the most common problems her clients come to her with is dealing with stress and anxiety because that often manifests in overeating in order to cope.


    She helps women manage this in a new way so that they experience not only a significant reduction in the stress and anxiety but they are then also well equipped to deal with those emotions when they arise.


    In addition, when she helps women lose weight, she doesn’t just teach them all of the tools but she helps them rewire their brain so that they no longer have the desire to overeat.


    Now, more than ever she believes these life coaching tools are so critical to managing not only stress and anxiety but all of the uncertainty in these times, regardless of whether someone struggles with their weight.


    Laura's key take ways:


    Dealing with severe anxiety


    Why our brains like to be scared


    Dealing with uncertain times and that manifests in eating, drinking, numbing out (and not working on our businesses


    Creating value for our clients in these uncertain times


    The purpose and goal of mindset work and life coaching – not what you think it is (i.e. it is not to be happy all of the time)


    Why it is so easy to overeat, especially in these times


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    • 36 min
    What Is The Elephant In The Room?

    What Is The Elephant In The Room?

    In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Steve Godfrey. He shares his story of living in Siberia for eight years.


    Steve tells stories of how he had to become resourceful in attaining what he needed, adapting to the environment and elements, being a resilient leader, most of all engage to achieve his goals.


    Steve continues today to use everything he learned in Siberia in his everyday life and in helping others.


    Steve's key take aways:


    What makes Milwaukee great?


    Seizing opportunities during rough times


    Eights living in Siberia what he took away


    Having a personal mentor


    9 C.O.R.E principles


    Steves Steve Godfrey is a lifelong Milwaukee area resident whose local family connections go back 4 generations.


    He is the Owner of Godfrey International (https://www.linkedin.com/in/swgodfrey/) , a private mentorship business focused on helping others create cash flow outside of a day job so they can live with higher purpose.


    He has been married to his amazing wife Heather for 31 years and is the proud father of Nathan, Karcher, and Noah Godfrey.


    He’s an adventurer, scholar, and entrepreneur, who is committed to winning at life and helping others do the same.


    One fun fact about Steve is that he spent 8 years living in Siberia and he’s still thawing out.


    Connect with Steve


    LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/swgodfrey/)


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    Are you a RARE Leader?


    One who is resourceful, willing to adapt, who is resilient and willing to show courage and boldness. They engage not only themselves but also others into being a R.A.R.E. leader and rare leader conversations!

    • 37 min

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