Tune into PlatformFM for simple but powerful media and marketing tips to launch and grow your online platform. Authors, entrepreneurs, influencers, coaches and consultants all benefit from creating an online platform that establishes authority with a specific audience BEFORE they monetize. Each week, PlatformFM features digital media experts and entrepreneurs that have walked the walk and have overcome challenges that led to amazing and high revenue platforms.
PlatformFM is hosted by media entrepreneur Jacquie Chakirelis. Jacquie cracks open her network of marketing and media experts to share their secrets on creating crave-able content to build an audience and monetize your platform for phenomenal results.
Platform FM is brought to you by the Online Platform Institute, the go-to resource to find content, community, and courage for platform builders. OPI offers encouragement and inspiration so you can replace doubt with conviction so your platform can be authoritative, authentic and seriously AWESOME!
Practical Tips to Becoming a Better Writer and Content Crafter
Online platforms need well-crafted stories to connect their ideas with people who are listening, reading, or watching. And crafting a story is just that—a craft. As with any craft, it takes time to develop and practice to perfect. Master storyteller Beth Kapes is an award-winning content creator. Her business, Moving Words Into Action, has helped clients tell stories that make a difference for over 20 years. She has developed content for national corporate and not-for-profit institutions, publishing groups, and websites. Her clients have included WebMD, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has authored two historical perspectives for the Fortune 200 company, Parker Hannifin Corporation. And that’s not all! Most recently, she served as the managing editor for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Follow along as Beth reveals her secret to generating ideas, getting organized, and making a piece of content that’s fresh, valuable, and engaging.
In This Episode How to prepare to create different types of content Steps to making complex, bland topics more sexy Where to go to generate your best ideas Tools for making stories feel fresh and unique How to fit content creation into your day, every day Resources Beth Kapes on LinkedIn and Twitter
Moving Words Into Action
The Synonym Finder
The Cooper Hill Stylebook
Seth Godin’s blog
Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine
Launching a Content Empire with Joe Pulizzi
The majority of businesses start the same way: an entrepreneur creates a product or service that is unique and differentiated and then finds ways to market and distribute it. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t really work.
Joe Pulizzi is a speaker, author, podcaster, and founder of multiple startups, including The Content Marketing Institute. Joe chose a different path to build CMI, starting first by building an audience through content and then adding products and services later to monetize. We promise that whether you have built a business already or you’re considering it for the first time, after today you’ll view the process with fresh eyes.
Tune in as Joe explains how to follow your passion, find your people, and launch a content empire that pays.
Resources Joe Pulizzi
@joepulizzi on Twitter
Content Marketing Institute
PNR: This Old Marketing The Podcast
Small Business Barometer
How to Cook That with Ann Reardon
Tools of the Titans
From TV News Producer to Online Platform Builder: Tips to Create Consistent and Compelling Content to Attract an Audience
The key to becoming a successful online platform builder is to create, publish, and promote knock-it-out-of-the-park content that consistently hits home with your intended audience. And perhaps no one understands this better than television news producers.
Meet Amanda Subler, former TV news producer, Content Marketing Institute's PR and Video Consultant, and creator of The Career Zoo, an online platform dedicated to helping young people discover their dream job. Her varied career has taught her the power of knowing how to find and share a really, really good story.
Listen in as Amanda explains how to craft a must-read story, keep up with content marketing demands of a publisher, and how her life as a producer deeply influenced her life as an online platform builder.
@AmandaSubler on Twitter
Amanda Subler on LinkedIn Email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org The Career Zoo The UnPodcast
Content Inc. by Joe Pulizzi
Tech Savvy Women's Tips on How to Spur Your Startup into High Gear
While the number of female small business owners keeps growing at double digit speed, the number of women founders of hi-tech startups seems stuck in the low single digits. What makes the technology industry different?
Meet JJ DiGeronimo, speaker, entrepreneur, President of Tech Savvy Women, and author of the new book Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path. She is a strategic advisor to venture capitalists (VC), investment teams, and executives as it relates to routes-to-market and repeatable revenue streams—and she’s considered one of the most highly regarded executive strategists to attract, retain, and advance professional women.
Tune in to this episode as JJ shares insider tips and resources to help you scale your startup idea from side hustle to full-time gig.
JJ DiGeronimo Tech Savvy Women JJ on LinkedIn Youtube The Working Woman's GPS: When the Plan to Have It All Leads You Astray Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path Your Network Is Your Net Worth by Porter Gale Headspace Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday 21-Day Meditation Experience Riches in Niches by Susan Friedmann
Do You Need an Accountability Partner? Tips from Pam Kozelka
If you’ve ever considered launching an online platform but found yourself stuck, turning your wheels in the mud, you are not alone! There is so much to consider, starting a new platform would be overwhelming and intimidating for just about anyone. That’s why you need an accountability partner.
Pam Kozelka has done it all: she has an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations to build employee morale and community awareness; she’s the COO of the Content Marketing Institute; behind-the-scenes rock star of Content Marketing World; and co-founder of The Orange Effect Foundation.
To top it all off, Pam is also Jacquie’s accountability partner for the Platform FM podcast. Hear what makes their professional relationship tick and figure out how you, too, can find a partner-in-crime who will help you set goals and bring your dreams to fruition.
Contact Pam Kozelka Pam Kozelka on LinkedIn Content Marketing Institute Content Marketing World The Orange Effect Foundation Scary Mommy Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
How Women Entrepreneurs Can Jumpstart Their Biz Ideas with Amy Martin
When you’re already working around the clock at your job while trying to maintain a robust and fulfilling personal life, how do you find the time to turn your side hustle into a full-time gig? How do you make a name for yourself as an entrepreneur?
Platform FM’s first-ever guest Amy Martin is Partner and Head of Marketing for venture development firm JumpStart, Inc., founder of female blogger collective She in the Cle, and in her downtime, runs her own female-focused consulting agency Hyperthink to boot. And, of course, this is to say nothing of her personal life as a mother, board volunteer, and more.
If it hasn’t registered already, Amy is a champion of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses, partly because she’s been there herself. Tune in to hear her story and find out how she has created an online platform that has helped women across Ohio find their voice.
@amymartin216 on Twitter Amy Allen Martin on LinkedIn JumpStart and the Jumpstart Focus Fund She in the Cle Hyperthink Grit by Angela Duckworth Warren Buffett on Investing in Women Research on VC funding for Women Entrepreneurs OneNote
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In a world where we're all inundated with content coming at us from every direction, PlatformFM is one of the best uses of your time. Jacquie has created a podcast that is focused, interesting and educational. She'll help you understand what an online platform is and why you need one. I listen to a lot of marketing podcasts, and this one is smart, entertaining and a must-listen.
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Jacquie’s experience and in-depth knowledge really shines through as she and her guests share really valuable and useful, real world insight into the “why” and “how” of building your own online platform and personal brand-that can actually make you money! Very educational, entertaining and easy to digest. I’ll be listening regularly!
What is an online platform?
Jacquie Chakirelis opens your eyes to what an online platform is and why it's a powerful stage for your brand. A great way to learn a lot in just a few minutes and be inspired by stories fueling online platforms around the world!