48 episodes

Get career insights and creative inspiration from Emmy Award-winning Brand Advisor, Vinnie Potestivo, as he explores the successes and stumbles behind today’s Creator Economy - with guests like Mandy Moore, SuChin Pak, Christina Milian, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, as well as Top Business Strategist for LinkedIn Creators and co-host, Judi Fox.

LISTEN to I Have A Podcast® and learn: How to take your brand to the next level, Ways to get discovered and stay visible, Content systems that deliver results, Original development and distribution strategies, Building a creative content team, and Monetizing your personal brand.

A ”must-listen” for any brand or business owner looking to leverage the creator economy to make an impact.

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    • 5.0 • 84 Ratings

Get career insights and creative inspiration from Emmy Award-winning Brand Advisor, Vinnie Potestivo, as he explores the successes and stumbles behind today’s Creator Economy - with guests like Mandy Moore, SuChin Pak, Christina Milian, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, as well as Top Business Strategist for LinkedIn Creators and co-host, Judi Fox.

LISTEN to I Have A Podcast® and learn: How to take your brand to the next level, Ways to get discovered and stay visible, Content systems that deliver results, Original development and distribution strategies, Building a creative content team, and Monetizing your personal brand.

A ”must-listen” for any brand or business owner looking to leverage the creator economy to make an impact.

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    Conquer Your Fears and Unlock Personal Growth with Dr. Robert Heath Meeks

    Conquer Your Fears and Unlock Personal Growth with Dr. Robert Heath Meeks

    If you're feeling trapped in a constant cycle of self-doubt and fear, always second-guessing your actions and decisions, then you are not alone! Despite your efforts to grow and become your true self, you may find yourself conforming to societal expectations, losing touch with your own desires and dreams.
     

    The fear of judgment and rejection may be holding you back from embracing who you truly are, leaving you feeling unfulfilled and disconnected. Remember, you have the power to break free from this cycle and embark on a journey of self-acceptance and personal growth.
    My special guest is Dr. Robert Heath Meeks


    Charting a fresh course in the field of personal growth, Dr. Robert Heath Meeks guides individuals on a transformative journey towards self-discovery and overcoming fear. With his distinct understanding of the human mind, authentic self-expression, and personal growth, he assists individuals in breaking down barriers to reveal their true selves. Dr. Meeks' approach primarily centers around empowering people to embrace fear as a stepping stone towards personal fulfillment instead of viewing it as a roadblock. His insightful advice resonates deeply with those seeking to embark on a path of self-improvement and authenticity.



    We have ownership over when and how we're visible, over where and with whom we're shared, how we spend our time. We can literally pick and choose where we want to be discovered and stay there until we are. - Dr. Robert Heath Meeks



    In this episode, you will be able to:



    Explore the interplay between personal branding and self-awareness and discover how it can optimize your potential.


    Learn how facing and conquering your fears can pave the way for exponential personal and professional growth.


    Understand the efficacy of storytelling and leveraging achievements for a powerful personal brand.


    Uncover the importance of building trust, fostering communities, and gaining visibility to bolster your personal branding.


    Discover the importance of authenticity and healthy boundaries setting for personal and professional success.
     



    The key moments in this episode are:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:00:30 - Impact of Authenticity and Self-Awareness on Personal Brands, 00:01:25 - Navigating Challenges while Staying True to Authentic Self, 00:02:06 - Joining the Conversation, 00:02:36 - Introducing Vinny Potestivo, 00:15:01 - Taking Control of Destiny, 00:15:59 - Using Technology to Connect, 00:16:17 - Unexpected Beginnings, 00:17:03 - Overcoming Fear, 00:19:16 - Reconstructing the Parental Role, 00:29:44 - The Importance of Authentic Content, 00:31:05 - Being a Source vs. a Story, 00:32:49 - Leveraging Relationships for Exposure, 00:34:28 - Networking and Collaboration, 00:40:51 - Finding Value in Your Personal Brand, 00:45:39 - The Importance of Focusing on What You Can Control, 00:46:14 - Celebrities and Visibility, 00:48:02 - Building Community and Collaboration, 00:49:19 - The Ego and Sharing Experiences, 00:53:49 - Awards and Leveraging Visibility, 01:00:21 - The Role of Celebrity in Highlighting Humanity, 01:02:03 - The Neuroscience of Celebrity, 01:03:54 - Discovering and Living in Your Personal Brand, 01:06:24 - Leveraging Achievements and Finding Meaning, 01:11:42 - Question for an Animal: Groundhog's Identity, 01:15:22 - "Introduction and Guest Merchandise", 01:15:56 - "Next Time on Therapy Bytes", 01:16:46 - "Guest Introduction: Gail Wood", 01:17:15 - "Disclaimer and Warning", 01:18:23 - "Conclusion and Next Episode",


     


    Facing and conquering fears for growthAddressing and overcoming one's fears is another key element focused on by Dr. Meeks. By conquering these fears, individuals grow and evolve, unveiling a truer, more empowered self. This path also paves the way for personal development and can lead to a profound transformation.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mastering Brand Development with Mathew Knowles

    Mastering Brand Development with Mathew Knowles

    We pull back the curtain into the high-stakes world of entertainment networking with our guest Mathew Knowles, a well-known global speaker, music and business executive who reveals the secrets to building relationships in the industry for Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams.
    A round of applause for Mr. Knowles!
    Get ready to be inspired as Mathew Knowles, a renowned figure in the entertainment industry, sits down with Vinnie Potestivo on "I Have A Podcast" to discuss the art of building relationships and networking effectively.
    With a journey that spans from a successful corporate career to launching Destiny's Child and founding Music World Entertainment, Mr. Knowles brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. His commitment to personal growth is evident, as he holds a PhD and MBA, and continuously seeks to expand his knowledge.
    As a sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Knowles is dedicated to empowering others and sharing the keys to success in the entertainment world. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this industry titan and take your networking game to new heights.
    "The drive to refine what you've done, to continue growing on it and building on it, that is extremely inspiring." - Mathew Knowles
    In this episode, you will:
    Discover the secret to continuous learning and personal development that will set you apart in the entertainment industry.
    Unlock the power and value of collaboration in the music industry to take your career to new heights.
    Build genuine relationships and master the art of networking to create valuable connections in the entertainment industry.
    Learn how to harness the significance of visuals and content to captivate your audience and tell a compelling story through music.
    Find the right manager who understands the inner workings of the music industry and can help you navigate your way to success.
    Follow along using these time-coded notes: 
    [00:01:08] Mita Mallick and her #1 book Reimagine Inclusion review (available at vpe.tv/inclusion)
    [00:03:08] Mathew Knowles on being a LinkedIn Top Voice
    [00:09:35] Importance of parts said and unsaid; managing monetization; creators' content control; commonality with Beyoncé.
    [00:13:01] Joe Jackson's character in Janet Jackson's documentary
    [00:16:14] Beyoncé learned and can do it herself
    [00:12:53] Taking on nay-sayers and winning the role of a lifetime
    [00:23:00] Creating solo and group strategy for Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle 
    [00:24:59] Leading a collaboration and standing for a cause
    [00:29:36] Collaboration and failure drills that lead to success
    [00:38:16] How to build a brand with authority
    [00:38:01] How to leverage being a LinkedIn Top Voice
    [00:40:01] Practice hours determine success of aspiring artists.
    [00:42:43] Thank you for shaping pop culture and creating new genres in music. Your contribution is powerful and additive to the conversation. Impressive public speaking.
    Let Mr. Knowles' wisdom and experiences continue to inspire you as you navigate your own path in the entertainment industry. Remember, your journey is a unique one, and the keys to success often lie in the connections you make and the knowledge you acquire.

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    • 44 min
    Cracking the Code: Boosting Your Brand Visibility in a Highly Competitive Market with Anika Jackson

    Cracking the Code: Boosting Your Brand Visibility in a Highly Competitive Market with Anika Jackson

    In a world full of uncertainty and doubt, one man defied the odds and carved his own path to success. Journey with us as we unravel the remarkable story of Vinnie Potestivo, a young man who dared to dream big in the face of adversity. From a chance encounter with a music icon to a transformative role in the booming reality TV industry, Vinny's story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. But little did he know, fate had yet another unexpected twist in store for him...

    My special guest is


    Meet Anika Jackson, a dynamo in the realm of strategic branding. A passionate advocate for helping brands carve out their unique narrative in a saturated market, Anika brings a wealth of wisdom to the table. She’s the go-to expert when you’re looking to foster a meaningful connection with your audience and amplify your brand’s message across multiple platforms. Get ready to take notes, because her insights are like a masterclass in distinguishing your brand while navigating a competitive landscape.



    In this episode, you will be able to:



    Learn to outshine competition with distinctive branding tactics.


    Unearth podcasting's capability in elevating your personal brand and tightening audience bonds.


    Dive into the vital significance of empathy and perception in building a prominent brand.


    Unveil the profound effect of mindset orientation towards achieving grand accomplishments.


    Exploit the strategic advantages of awards, collaborations and podcast guesting in propelling brand progression.


     

    The Key Moments in this Episode are:00:00:04 - Introducing "Your Brand Amplified", 00:01:00 - Standing Out in a Competitive Landscape, 00:03:19 - Overcoming Challenges and Finding Success, 00:06:47 - The Power of Independent Creators, 00:11:42 - Embracing Authenticity and Being Yourself, 00:14:10 - MTV and the Power of Technical Skills, 00:16:02 - Reality TV Boom and Working with Talented Storytellers, 00:18:27 - The Power of Podcasting and Community Building, 00:19:26 - From Wanting to Be in Front of the Camera to Leading Behind it, 00:24:40 - Discoverability and Helping Talent Get Discovered, 00:29:01 - The Impact of Representation, 00:29:47 - Seeing Oneself in Media, 00:30:30 - The Influence of Howard Stern and Robin, 00:31:55 - Learning from Mistakes, 00:32:17 - Trust in Podcasting, 00:43:18 - Maximizing SEO and Online Presence, 00:44:23 - Pinterest as a Growth Platform, 00:46:11 - Supporting Entrepreneurs and Non-Creative Companies, 00:48:49 - Time Management and Podcast Guesting, 00:58:36 - "Introduction to VPE TV and LinkedIn", 00:58:56 - "Appreciating Genuine Conversations", 00:59:07 - "Gratitude to the Audience", 00:59:49 - "Conclusion and Call to Action",
    Discover new strategies.Exploring new methods and techniques is crucial for brand managers and marketing professionals in today's competitive industries. By being open to innovative approaches, these professionals can identify opportunities to elevate their brand and differentiate it in the market. Additionally, utilizing platforms like IMDb.com, Pinterest TV and Youtube's upcoming launch of handles can effectively promote brand visibility.

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    • 1 hr
    From Traditional to Digital: Janet McMordie’s Guide to Thriving on Social Media

    From Traditional to Digital: Janet McMordie’s Guide to Thriving on Social Media

    Are you an actor or creative struggling to make the leap from traditional media to the ever-evolving world of social media? Have you been told that simply posting random content and hoping for engagement is the way to go? Well, if you've been following that advice, you're probably feeling the frustration of limited reach and stagnant career growth. It's time to break free from ineffective actions that only lead to disappointment.


    My special guest is Janet McMordie


    Say hello to Janet McMordie, a woman of many talents. Not only is she a renowned medical doctor, but she is also an accomplished actor, threading these two seemingly contrasting fields together seamlessly. However, her genius doesn't end there. Janet took it upon herself to conquer the complexities of the digital space, effectively managing the shift from traditional media to social media within the creative industry. As the force behind 'Second Act Actors,' Janet is a testament to the power of multidisciplinary proficiency.



    Reality TV may have discredited me as a serious actor, but I survived and proved them wrong. Don't let anyone tell you what you can or can't achieve in your career. - Janet McMordie



    In this episode, you will be able to:



    Unravel the complexities involved when shifting from traditional to digital media.


    Uncover the power of social media in shaping the lives of actors and creative minds.


    Appreciate why unscripted programming is garnering significant audience attention.


    Learn from riveting narratives of personal growth and career triumphs.


    Understand why being your own brand ambassador is vital in the creative field.



    The resources mentioned in this episode are:



    Visit ihavapodcast.com to discover and connect with opportunities that can grow your career as an independent creator.


    Grab your favorite notebook and jot down these actionable insights on online promotion and boosting your project's visibility.


    Join the I have a podcast community on LinkedIn by going to podcast.


    Share what you learned from this episode on any social media platform using the hashtag I have a podcast, especially on LinkedIn.


    Check out Second Act Actors hosted by Janet McMordie to dive deep into the art of promotion and gaining traction in the digital landscape.


    Explore the incredible potential of podcasting as a medium in media that has revolutionized what it means to be talented.


    Connect with Vinnie Potestivo for marketing and brand development services for actors and creatives in the new technology and social media age.


    Learn how to promote yourself as an actor or creative in an exciting and beautiful way in the industry's social media age.


    Discover the keys to taking your creative journey to new heights by listening to the episode from Second Act Actors with Vinnie Potestivo.


    Appreciate the enthusiasm and generosity of Vinnie Potestivo as he shares his insights and experiences in the podcast

    The key moments in this episode are:00:00:04 - Introduction, 00:00:58 - Importance of Online Promotion, 00:01:37 - Join the Conversation, 00:02:04 - Introduction to Janet McMordie, 00:02:43 - Vinnie Potestivo's Career at MTV, 00:04:14 - Transition to Marketing and Brand Development, 00:05:17 - Interview with Vinny Potestivo, 00:15:31 - The Impact of Reality TV, 00:17:15 - The Evolution of Reality TV, 00:18:31 - The Influence of Social Media, 00:22:31 - Childhood and Early Interest in Creativity, 00:26:43 - The Changing Landscape of Creativity, 00:30:51 - The Power of a Strong Performance, 00:31:39 - Balancing Artistic Vision and Industry Control, 00:32:25 - The Importance of Awards and Credits, 00:37:03 - Red Carpet Moments and Distribution, 00:41:39 - Actors and Self-Promotion, 00:45:37 - Working with Mandy Moore at a Young Age, 00:46:38 - Mandy Moore's Directing Journey, 00:47:20 - The Importance of Audience and Creativity, 00:49:13 - Overcoming Insecurities and Creating Freely, 00:50:14 - The Power of Podcasting and Audio Crea

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Finding Balance, Discovering Flow & Embracing Uniqueness with Maroon 5’s Ryan Dusick

    Finding Balance, Discovering Flow & Embracing Uniqueness with Maroon 5’s Ryan Dusick

    Allow me to introduce the resilient and multi-talented Ryan Dusick, founding band-member and drummer of Maroon 5.
    Ryan quickly ascended from beating drums in his garage to rocking stages worldwide with the highly acclaimed band. His keen eye for detail and knack for organization were key to shaping the band’s unique sound, which didn't neatly fit into one genre, and rather, masterfully wove together elements of many.
    Today, Ryan brings the same drive and creativity to his role as an associate marriage and family therapist and life coach, supporting others in charting a fulfilling course through life. You have to hear for yourself!
    In this episode, Ryan takes us on a journey of self-discovery, embracing his unique sound, and finding his flow, but faces the central conflict of balancing productivity with self-compassion in his pursuit of fulfillment, allowing us to:
    Tap into Ryan Dusick's journey in the music industry and discover how you can forge your own unique path to success.
    Explore the importance of authenticity, staying genuine, and embracing your distinctiveness as key ingredients in standing out from the crowd.
    Gain insight into the influential roles of a supportive personal network in building a successful career, irrespective of the industry.
    Discover how overcoming mental health challenges can open doors, and close them, to finding your purpose and life fulfillment.
    Embrace the concept of balance, self-compassion, and finding your flow in life, and how they assist in achieving overall well-being and professional growth.
    The key moments in this episode are:00:30 - Starting in Music; the launch of Maroon 505:20 - Finding Their Sound; their first music deal08:10 - Talent Development and Self-Identity; their second music deal12:40 - Dealing with Challenges and explosive "overnight" success14:40 - Showing Up and Finding Balance; Putting in the work16:25 - Self-Compassion and Letting Go; Finding the right team18:25 - Creating Meaning and Purpose; self-belief and self-healing20:20 - Flow and Mindfulness; the secret to positive growth23:30 - Connect with Ryan Dusick
    Ryan Dusick’s journey in the music industry was marked by both trials and triumphs. His early passion for music led to a successful music career with band Maroon 5, amid challenges like failed record deals and learning how to manage a band. 
    Today, he emphasizes the lessons he learned about perseverance and resilience from his time in the industry, showing that grit and determination often lie behind success.
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    📍Connect with RYAN DUSICK: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_michael_dusick
    📍Connect with VINNIE POTESTIVO: https://linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo 
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    • 27 min
    Mastering Love and Your Personal Brand with Celebrity Dating Coach & Podcaster Damona Hoffman

    Mastering Love and Your Personal Brand with Celebrity Dating Coach & Podcaster Damona Hoffman

    Join celebrity dating coach Damona Hoffman for an engaging episode packed with insights from her dynamic career. With a rich background as the host of the acclaimed podcast Dates & Mates and the official love expert of The Drew Barrymore Show, Damona opens up about her triumphs and challenges. In this three-part episode, she takes us on a journey:
    👉 We explore how Damona pioneered podcasting, navigating its twists and turns to achieve success. She shares tips on starting your podcast journey and achieving podcasting success.
    👉 Damona delves into the art of understanding and attracting your desired audience, drawing parallels between audience connection and dating dynamics. Finally, in
    👉 We discover how Damona built her personal brand from scratch, leveraging her corporate creative background to create an audio empire.
    Tune in to be inspired and equipped with actionable advice to elevate your own creative ventures and personal brand.
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    📍Connect with DAMONA HOFFMAN: instagram.com/damonahoffman
    📍Connect with VINNIE POTESTIVO: https://linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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84 Ratings

84 Ratings

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Value and Inspiration

Such a dope episode that gives tremendous insight on brand preparation and personal brand boosting the collective!

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Another Brilliant Episode - Interview with Mathew Knowles

Whether in entertainment or any other type of business, there were multiple mike drop moments. Mathew Knowles shared nuggets of pure gold. And, of course, I love the relaxed conversational style of the podcast. Vinnie truly draws the listener into the room. This episode was definitely one that I will listen to again.

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Awesome Topics and Great Host

This podcast will keep you motivated and energized on a wide variety of topics. Top notch host and show.

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