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Welcome to We Are Podcast, the show where I, Ronsley Vaz, a business owner podcaster for over a decade, help other business owner podcasters like you take your podcasting game to the next level. I understand the struggles and the challenges you face as a business owner podcaster, that's why I created this show. Each week, I'll be interviewing other successful business owner podcasters who have seen significant growth in their audience, revenue, and credibility as a result of using their podcast.

Here's what you can expect from listening to this podcast every week:
- Discover the latest industry trends and predictions for podcasting and how to stay ahead of the curve
- Learn from the best practices and strategies that have worked for other successful business owner podcasters and how to apply them to your own podcast
- Get tips and strategies for solving common problems and challenges faced by business owner podcasters
- Learn about the latest innovations and technologies that are shaping the podcasting industry and how you can leverage them to stay competitive
- Get inspiration and learn from the personal stories and journeys of other business owner podcasters
- Get actionable tips and insights on how to optimize your audio quality, increase your audience engagement, and monetize your podcast
- Get access to exclusive interviews and insights from industry experts and thought leaders in the podcasting industry

My goal is to provide you with valuable insights and actionable tips that you can implement in your own podcasting journey. I'll be with you every step of the way to help you create a podcast that stands out in a crowded market. Join the We Are Podcast community and let's elevate your podcasting game together.

We Are Podcast Ronsley Seriojo Vaz

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to We Are Podcast, the show where I, Ronsley Vaz, a business owner podcaster for over a decade, help other business owner podcasters like you take your podcasting game to the next level. I understand the struggles and the challenges you face as a business owner podcaster, that's why I created this show. Each week, I'll be interviewing other successful business owner podcasters who have seen significant growth in their audience, revenue, and credibility as a result of using their podcast.

Here's what you can expect from listening to this podcast every week:
- Discover the latest industry trends and predictions for podcasting and how to stay ahead of the curve
- Learn from the best practices and strategies that have worked for other successful business owner podcasters and how to apply them to your own podcast
- Get tips and strategies for solving common problems and challenges faced by business owner podcasters
- Learn about the latest innovations and technologies that are shaping the podcasting industry and how you can leverage them to stay competitive
- Get inspiration and learn from the personal stories and journeys of other business owner podcasters
- Get actionable tips and insights on how to optimize your audio quality, increase your audience engagement, and monetize your podcast
- Get access to exclusive interviews and insights from industry experts and thought leaders in the podcasting industry

My goal is to provide you with valuable insights and actionable tips that you can implement in your own podcasting journey. I'll be with you every step of the way to help you create a podcast that stands out in a crowded market. Join the We Are Podcast community and let's elevate your podcasting game together.

    Behind the mic: The art of podcast creation

    Behind the mic: The art of podcast creation

    Learn podcasting strategies, guest interactions, and content innovation behind the mic. Podcasting is about understanding what happens behind the mic the moment we decide to hit record, blending meticulous planning with spontaneous conversations. In today’s episode, we're diving deep into the heartbeat of podcasting, exploring the unique journeys of podcast creators from various corners of this vibrant industry. It's a celebration of the craft, the challenges, and the triumphs that make this industry so vibrant.
    Today's guests are familiar voices from my previous interviews, bringing their unique insights and experiences in podcasting behind the mic. Whether it's refining the art of engagement, navigating the technicalities of production, or innovating with AI, our guests shed light on the myriad ways they bring their voices to life. Join me as we traverse the fascinating paths of podcasters who are redefining storytelling, one episode at a time.
    Coming up in this episode:
    [00:00:10] Joey Coleman emphasised the importance of setting clear boundaries for your podcast. [00:03:50] Jason Irving shared how leveraging social media connections to identify and invite potential guests can simplify the guest acquisition process. [00:05:10] Cameron Herold illuminated the strategy of amplifying a podcast's reach through various promotional channels, including emails, social media, and remarketing ads. [00:07:10] Athin Cassiotis: Gave advice on embracing personal curiosity when crafting interview questions, which struck a chord with me. [00:09:10] Byron Dempsey shared the importance of prioritising in-person interviews. [00:13:30] Jeff Mains: Leveraging video content and the benefits of being an early adopter on new platforms, like YouTube's podcast features. Links: Joey Coleman: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Q5tiZwjD2rQCL30gurWS4?si=bc32e315eab0448f Jason Irving: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5B3PwQB35ujzp4z995H4Kp?si=85cbd7ad15e34c81 Cameron Herold: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6fqvF5Rs67jmJzdzQThq8k?si=cd0f50b46d3645a6 Athin Cassiotis: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5cJsNFt6ZJc6Nm0BJdfVSk?si=cff9077d79e54d15 Byron Dempsey: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3rRVRAS62tBZhUBlAqgCxz?si=0bcce1535e54423b Jeff Mains: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ACcNm6p3xL02vrADPqfrZ?si=18fabfac0bbd4830 All this and more, on this week’s episode of  We Are Podcast.
    If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about mastering video and podcasting for top engagement with Ken Okazaki. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.

    • 19 min
    The intersection of podcasts, journalism, and AI feat. Jordan Wilson

    The intersection of podcasts, journalism, and AI feat. Jordan Wilson

    Discover how to harness AI at the intersection of podcasting and journalism to enhance content and improve efficiency. Exploring ****the intersection of podcasts ****and AI reveals how technology enhances storytelling and audience engagement in the digital age. Artificial intelligence is making everything easier, from daily tasks to complex processes, and it's revolutionising fields like podcasting. This episode dives into AI's transformative power, emphasising the critical shift from merely experimenting with AI to fully implementing it. We explore how AI integration is streamlining content creation, pushing businesses towards adaptation, and shaping the future of media with unprecedented efficiencies and capabilities. At the intersection of podcasts and AI strategy, Jordan Wilson illustrates how tailored AI tools can dramatically enhance the podcasting experience for creators and listeners alike.
    Joining me today is Jordan Wilson, an AI strategist and the visionary behind Everyday AI, a top-ranked media company on Spotify. Jordan's expertise in prompt engineering has empowered thousands, from small business owners to Fortune 100 executives, to leverage generative AI for growth. His work at Everyday AI showcases the potential of AI in enhancing professional growth and company advancements through its daily livestream, podcast, and newsletter.
    In this episode, you will:
    Learn how Jordan Wilson transitioned from a college newspaper podcast to launching Everyday AI (00:01:10–00:01:40). Understand the significance of adapting to AI in journalism and podcasting for sustained relevance and impact (00:04:20–00:04:50). Take a deeper look into the early adoption of AI technologies and their transformative potential in various sectors (00:05:00). We answer a question about integrating AI into daily podcast production and the efficiencies it brings (00:07:00). Rethink your podcast's value by exploring the role of AI in enhancing content creation and distribution (00:12:00). Hear us talk about the critical nature of AI in ensuring the future viability of businesses and projects (00:20:10). Learn how AI tools can be leveraged for thorough research and maintaining journalistic integrity (00:13:00). We talk in-depth about the urgency for businesses to implement AI technologies to avoid obsolescence (00:20:10). All this and more on this week’s episode of the We Are Podcast.
    If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about the art of podcast creation. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanwilson04/ https://www.youreverydayai.com/

    • 27 min
    The critical need for diversity in decision-making

    The critical need for diversity in decision-making

    Learn how to foster diversity and inclusion for transformative conversations. Every voice matters, regardless of colour, gender, or age, making it crucial to welcome diversity into our discussions, decisions, and daily interactions. This special episode brings together insights from past guests who have made significant contributions to discussions on diversity and inclusion. We discuss the importance of including a variety of perspectives in our conversations, the challenges of traditional hiring practices that overlook true diversity, and the transformative power of leadership that dares to challenge the status quo. We explore the crucial steps towards creating more inclusive spaces, the significance of disagreeing constructively, and the collaborative efforts required to enact real change in our organisations and society. Through engaging dialogues, we uncover how diversity and open conversations not only fuel innovation but also drive us towards a more understanding and inclusive future.
    In this episode, you will:
    Learn how to embrace diversity and open a conversation for innovation and growth. [00:05:00] Understand the significance of bringing different perspectives to the decision-making table. [00:03:20] Learn to identify and challenge traditional hiring practices that limit diversity. [00:05:50] Take a deeper look into the impact of leadership on fostering an inclusive environment. [00:06:10] We answer a question about setting up individuals from marginalised communities for success. [00:01:10] Rethink your approach to diversity and inclusion by examining your own biases and practices. [00:13:20] Understand the power of disagreement in refining arguments and advancing discussions. [00:12:40] Hear us talk about the importance of collaborative efforts in creating societal change. [00:14:50] Learn how small groups of people can enact significant change through focused intention. [00:13:40] We talk in-depth about the necessity of having diverse voices in the advertising world and beyond. [00:03:50] All this and more, on this week’s episode of  We Are Podcast.
    If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about the intersection of podcasts, journalism and AI with Jordan Wilson So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: Kiri-Maree Moore: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5rNRy7wjuREgJ0FlQ2W0iR?si=Mc5owXfxRWaKseIiukbSOg Daniel Mangena: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3wK1XSHwWikumGENU7kE6j?si=DJUkPr4PQnuSOzXlruYOkA Maribel Lara: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ng27tq3WmmvjCqbWzwa0O?si=glq-gNr6Q-uyEXkp6y6Abg Dan Ilic: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3xYJA4tolOx6QDZUfmarSK?si=70vH99ppQm2icN4rvteo8w

    • 20 min
    Echoes of success: The CEO whisperer feat. Cameron Herold

    Echoes of success: The CEO whisperer feat. Cameron Herold

    Learn how to navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship with resilience and self-care Once again, I sit down with the one and only Cameron Herold, a seasoned entrepreneur and mentor, to explore the untold challenges that entrepreneurs face behind the polished facade of success. Through our candid conversation, Cameron sheds light on the harsh realities of navigating the entrepreneurial journey, from grappling with burnout to the isolating fear of failure.
    With over two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Cameron unveils the raw emotions and vulnerabilities that often go unnoticed in the relentless pursuit of success. Together, we uncover the importance of self-care, resilience, and fostering a supportive workplace culture to thrive amidst the tumultuous landscape of entrepreneurship. Get ready to gain invaluable insights and actionable strategies to navigate the highs and lows of entrepreneurship on this eye-opening journey with Cameron Herold.
    Coming up in this episode:
    Entrepreneurial hotspots like Dubai, Bali, and Austin foster unique opportunities for innovation and networking. [ 00:2:35] Digital currencies and mobile payments are becoming prevalent, reflecting significant shifts in global economic practices. [00:03:25] Marketing power lies in targeted messaging that resonates with specific audiences. [00:04:05] Strategic focus on COOs can lead to deeper market penetration and unique business partnerships. [00:04:45] The impact of social media is profound, yet entrepreneurs often only showcase the positive aspects, ignoring the hardships. [00:29:37] A serious issue for entrepreneurs, often leading to mental and physical health crises if not managed. [00:29:17] Strategies for self-care and mental well-being (00:31:17) Fostering a supportive workplace culture (00:33:37) If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about the critical need for diversity in decision-making. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon as it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://cameronherold.com/ https://ca.linkedin.com/in/cameronherold

    • 34 min
    Evolutionary path of entrepreneurship

    Evolutionary path of entrepreneurship

    Learn how to leverage unique entrepreneurial traits for enduring business success. In this episode, we're unpacking the entrepreneurial journey, examining the ups, downs, and transformative moments that shape a business. From the struggles of finding our footing to the exhilarating peaks of achievement, we explore the intrinsic qualities that drive us forward, the shifts in perspective that guide our evolution, and the undeniable truth that in entrepreneurship, the only constant is change.
    We're joined by voices that resonate with authenticity, experience, and wisdom. Voices that have navigated the tumultuous waters of business, turning their unique traits into unparalleled success. So whether you're in the trenches of building your empire or standing on the brink of your next big pivot, this episode is a tribute to the spirit of entrepreneurship—to the resilience, innovation, and audacious belief that we can leave a mark on the world.
    Coming up in this episode:
    [00:04:00] The nature of business evolution, emphasising the lack of a clear, linear path. [00:03:30] The misconceptions surrounding overnight success in the entrepreneurial world. [00:05:00-] The broader definition of wealth beyond financial gains, touching on mental, physical, and relational well-being. [00:09:20] Traits of successful entrepreneurs, such as ADHD, bipolarity, and a degree of narcissism. [00:08:30] A crucial lesson shared revolves around the importance of listening to team members and surrounding oneself with people whose insights and advice you value. [00:13:50] The initiative to support under-resourced entrepreneurs through training programmes makes entrepreneurship accessible and inclusive. [00:14:40] Creating innovative solutions that not only cater to market needs but also positively impact communities. All this and more, on this week’s episode of  We Are Podcast.
    If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about Echoes of success feat. Cameron Herold. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: Joey Coleman - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Q5tiZwjD2rQCL30gurWS4?si=c54176500a834217 Angela Henderson - https://open.spotify.com/episode/47FV4U2O5t1hNpHH3Qy334?si=291325785ad74006 Cameron Herold - https://open.spotify.com/episode/6fqvF5Rs67jmJzdzQThq8k?si=dc80c0a0b97e4506 Bri Seeley - https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZY1GyHFpQytYEiRgPaVOd?si=3678f3cec235437a Kiri-Maree Moore - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5rNRy7wjuREgJ0FlQ2W0iR?si=f14dc35aeea44658 Robbie Bent - https://open.spotify.com/episode/49u5lCe3oY4lwCT0r9NFq7?si=0d95984e4bf94c06 Dan Martell - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4O67U7783EfOSq7vV1o1E6?si=c701a4dba8ef4ef4

    • 23 min
    Simplifying the complexity of old economy feat. Callum Laing

    Simplifying the complexity of old economy feat. Callum Laing

    Learn how to leverage traditional businesses in the tech era and simplify complex strategies for success. I’m taking you on a fascinating journey into the heart of traditional business landscapes and the unique challenges they face in our digital era. Today, we're exploring how traditional businesses, often seen as dull but essential, are actually the backbone of our economy. We'll also discuss how these businesses can grow using smart financial strategies and how podcasting can really help a business stand out.
    I had the pleasure of chatting with Callum Laing, an entrepreneur whose career has not just spanned over 25 years but has also crossed various industries and borders. Callum offers a unique perspective on how traditional businesses can navigate the complexities of today's market. This episode is a deeper exploration of the strategic thinking and resilience needed to thrive in the current business climate. Tune in now to learn from Callum and discover how you can apply these ideas to your own business!
    In this episode, you will:
    [00:02:43] Learn how to navigate the entrepreneurial journey with insights from traditional and tech-driven markets. [00:03:33] Understand the philosophy behind successful entrepreneurship and capital market utilisation. [00:05:33] Learn to identify and cultivate the inherent value in 'dull but good' businesses. [00:07:33] Take a deeper look into the complexities of traditional businesses in the modern economy. [00:09:23] We answer a question about the real impact of simplicity on business success. [00:15:23] Rethink your podcast's value by integrating strategic insights and real-world experiences. [00:05:33] Understand the significance of maintaining core business practices amidst technological advancements. [00:03:43] Hear us talk about the transition from being a small entrepreneur to leveraging global capital markets. [00:09:33] Learn how to avoid common pitfalls by focusing on simplicity and strategic thinking. [00:28:33] We talk in-depth about building a personal brand and the importance of boardroom strategies for entrepreneurs. All this and more, on this week’s episode of  We Are Podcast.
    If this is the first episode you’ve listened to all the way to the end or if you are a regular, thank you … I love that you are here. Check out our back catalogue on  wearepodcast.com, subscribe to the show and give me a review and rating, it really helps us get found more.
    If you are a business owner podcaster and want to join others just like you in a group where we share tactics & ideas on what’s working (or not) for us when it comes to using our podcast in the best possible way. For more on that go to wearepodcast.com/group … it is free.
    Stay tuned next week when we talk about Evolutionary path of entrepreneurship. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://www.callumlaing.com/

    • 31 min

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