Hosts Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn are the dynamic duo who run Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. In this podcast, Jessica and Margy teach listeners how to get booked on podcasts as a guest, how to be a great podcast host and leverage the power of podcast interviews to grow your business. To learn more about their company, go to InterviewConnections.com or join their free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab at InterviewConnections.com/Group
Gaining Incredible Value from Podcast Guesting with Steve Wiideman
On today’s episode of Monetize the Mic, Jess is talking with Interview Connections client Steve Wiideman of Wiideman Consulting Group. Steve has achieved some incredible results with podcast guesting including improved SEO, great relationships, and earning a huge amount of revenue. Additionally, Steve is currently in communication with 60 leads that he has gained from his interviews and has gotten about $250,000 in value from podcast guesting on relatively small shows.
Connect with Steve on social at @SEOSteve or send him an email at steve [at] wiideman.com (he reads every single email!).
Replay: Elisabeth Kristof's Episode of We Get It, Your Dad Died
On today’s episode of Monetize the Mic, Margy is sharing an episode from the most recent season of her podcast We Get It, Your Dad Died. This episode features an interview with Elisabeth Kristof of Brain Based Wellness. She is an expert in the nervous system and the information she shares in this episode can be relevant to business owners who are ready to take the next step, but are being held back by limiting beliefs.
“What if the things you feel most shame about have nothing to do with who you are as a person? This episode offers the most powerful gift of all; freedom from shame and self loathing.
In this finale episode of Season 2, we break from the norm. This conversation doesn’t feature a death, but is one of the most profound and valuable conversations I’ve ever had.
We went deep into topics like codependency, binge eating, self harm and boundaries. Elisabeth Kristof shares incredible wisdom that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about trauma, grief and those negative habits that seem to keep playing out in your life, no matter how much you try to change. When you look at your “toxic traits” through the lens of a dysregulated nervous system, you are suddenly free to drop the self judgment and shame and create a new possibility. Elisabeth also offers actionable tips to get regulated and start healing right away.
No matter who you are or what you’ve done, this episode will bring you peace.
Learn more about Elisabeth's work at brainbased-wellness.com and check out her video drills to help you regulate your central nervous system when you're experiencing stress.”
How to Nurture Your Leads from Podcasts with Social Selling featuring Ryann Dowdy
On today’s episode of Monetize the Mic, Jess interviews Interview Connections client Ryann Dowdy about how to nurture your podcast leads using the power of social media. Ryann has recently combined her sales methodology with Kelly Roach’s in order to create the Social Sellers Academy.
Ryann explains how people need to see more of you in order to pay attention to you. Business owners need to create more content and post more and more in order to create familiarity because people buy from those they know, like, and trust. When you guest on podcasts, you create the trust factor, but how do you create the know and like? One way is to make it part of your workflow every couple of weeks to connect with podcast hosts who have interviewed you by sending a DM, replying to their stories, etc. Don’t just reply with an emoji either, make it a genuine, personal connection!
Two things to consider when creating these connections: people love to hear their names and people love talking about themselves. Rather than saying “Hey girl” at the beginning of a DM, address someone by their name (or preferred nickname if applicable). And the first thing you should say in the DM? Something about them! Think of something they’ve recently shared on social or on their website and acknowledge it.
Connect with Ryann at dailysalesondemandforceos.com , on Instagram @SocialSellersAcademy , or on LinkedIn or Facebook (Ryann Dowdy).
Your Business Isn't Sustainable...And That's Okay
On today’s episode of Monetize the Mic, Margy and Jess discuss why your business isn’t sustainable and why that’s not entirely a bad thing. After a coaching client came to the realization that her business wasn’t sustainable, she began to panic. But your business not being sustainable is just a part of the growth journey. There are always parts of your business that aren’t sustainable, but entrepreneurs should constantly be evolving their businesses and consider those areas places to grow rather than a death sentence for their companies.
Top 5 CEO Lessons from 2021
On today’s episode of Monetize the Mic, Margy is sharing her top five CEO lessons from 2021. Margy and Jess talk about the importance of asking questions to advocate for your own clarity, being a stand for your own excellence (even when it’s annoying), giving yourself a bird’s eye view (even when you’re in it), getting really honest with yourself about where and how you’re showing up as a leader, and not crumbling. Learning all of these lessons over the past year have not only made Margy a better leader, but have also improved the results and performance of the entire team.
Email us at support[at]interviewconnections.com to let us know what you’ve learned as a CEO this year. Follow us on Instagram @interviewconnections
On today's episode of Monetize the Mic, Margy and Jess are talking about the power of just taking the leap and implementing something, even if it's not perfect right now. "Do it, even if it's sloppy" is not universally good advice for every situation, but for some systems and strategies, you can implement now and clean up later without any major repercussions. You do need to be mindful and able to distinguish what advice is right for you in your business. Margy also shares some common dangerous truisms that you should be mindful of.
It was an honor to be interviewed by Jessica! She invented podcast booking and has been in the business since the beginning. She’s also an amazing interviewer. Her questions. Her segues. Her calm and interested pace. I loved our conversation content, but my biggest takeaway is experiencing her brilliant interview skills.
New Friends and Mentors!
Discovered this podcast this week and had a great conversation with Jessica, who invited me to listen to their origin parternership episode and the myth of the Visionary Entrepreneur. Great episodes and can totally relate to their stories as a biz co-founder with my BFF and podcast co-host for Healthcare's MissingLogic Podast. Down to the Pink and Blue - we are two pairs of twins! Great mentors for other entrepreneurs on the journey!
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