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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.

    Financial education and podcasting to reshape the next generation feat. Marilyn Pinto

    Financial education and podcasting to reshape the next generation feat. Marilyn Pinto

    Learn how podcasting teaches financial education and value to the youth We all know how important it is for the next generation to have a solid understanding of money management, but where do they learn these crucial skills? That's why podcasts are important. Having a source of knowledge from experts, young listeners would be empowered with insights and advice. Financial literacy is getting more relevant as time passes by and my guest makes it her mission to educate people on their financial well-being.
    Marilyn Pinto is the founder of KFI GLOBAL, an organisation that provides comprehensive financial empowerment programs for teens and young adults. Her book an her podcast titled, “Smarter Richer Braver” aims to provide clarity on her thoughts and as a tool for learning herself. We’ll hear how these platforms aim to provide children, particularly those under 25, with crucial life skills pertaining to financial literacy, public speaking, and adulthood.
    Coming Up...
    02:10 Marilyn on the journey of writing her book, ”Smarter Richer Braver”
    03:26 The book’s purpose and what readers will get when they read
    06:58 FinEd United 2023 as a successful mutli-stakeholder collaboration
    08:54 Financial literacy as a social justice issue and how Marilyn came to teach FinEd
    12:59 “Smarter Richer Braver” as a podcast and how it helps young listeners
    17:20 The podcast focuses on credibility and additional real value
    19:09 The different educative discussions and types of episodes from the podcasts
    23:20 Teaching young individuals valuable skills early on will create lifelong positive habits
    25:25 The unexpected success of the podcast and taking the time to deliver value 
    30:50 Marilyn’s intended impact of the podcast to make smarter financial decisions
    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 to the next episode when I talk to Ryan Bowles, Host of the Good Grief podcast. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://kfi.global/

    • 33 min
    Effective communication in a global business landscape feat. Curtis Schmidt

    Effective communication in a global business landscape feat. Curtis Schmidt

    Learn CRM and precision marketing to develop a strategic business initiative CRM, or customer relationship management, is a crucial aspect of business development. It involves collecting and analysing customer data to create personalised and targeted marketing campaigns. Data insights play a vital role in understanding customer behaviour and preferences, helping businesses make informed decisions. Precision marketing utilises these data insights to deliver tailored messages and experiences to individual customers, maximising engagement and driving business growth.
    Curtis Schmidt is the President and Chief Growth Officer MENA at RAPP. Curtis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. I gained valuable insights into precision marketing and the ethical use of data. Curtis's expertise in bridging the gap between business, marketing and technology was evident, and his emphasis on clear communication and authentic value creation resonated with me. Overall, the discussion shed light on the evolving landscape of precision marketing and the crucial role of data in driving business growth.
    Time stamps: Curtis Schmidt discusses his involvement in the automotive industry and the importance of transitioning to renewable resources for a more sustainable lifestyle. (00:01:57) The transformation of the marketing industry post-COVID, shifting from traditional communication to CRM and precision marketing based on authentic value and business growth. (00:06:00) Curtis Schmidt discussed the importance of first-party data, precision marketing, the changing data landscape, and the ethical use of customer data. (00:09:20) Curtis discusses the importance of open, authentic, and clear communication in different countries and the need for inclusive environments. (00:15:15) Importance of clear briefs and alignment among stakeholders in marketing strategies, as well as the challenges of extracting a clear brief from clients and measuring the effectiveness of marketing efforts. (00:21:39) AI causing disruption in the marketing industry, promoting reevaluation of business models, and highlighting the need for human decision-making alongside automation. (00:23:55) Philosophy of Curtis Schmidt when it comes to leadership. (00:31:37) Curtis attributes their success to identifying a market gap, delivering quality work, and forming partnerships with aligned principles. (00:32:41) 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 for the next episode when I talk to Marilyn Pinto from KFI Global about financial literacy. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: RAPP Dubai: https://www.rapp.com/locations/dubai/

    • 34 min
    Fighting ignorance with humour feat. Dan Ilic

    Fighting ignorance with humour feat. Dan Ilic

    Learn how to use comedy for positive and social change Let me give you a little sneak peek into this serious but also insightful conversation I had with Dan Ilic, an ‘Investigative Humourist’ whose comedic prowess extends across various mediums, from TV and film to radio and stage. Dan has left an indelible mark on the Australian comedy landscape, showcasing his versatility and commitment to using humour as a powerful tool for activism. You are in for an engaging exploration of Australia’s political climate, the impact of movements like ‘Vote Yes,’ and the power of collaboration in advocating for change.
    Dan, known for his sharp wit and insightful commentary, masterfully blends comedy with serious discussions on climate change, media influence, and the intersection of AI with ancient wisdom. From his early days on TV shows like The Ronnie Johns Half Hour and Hungry Beast to sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House and navigating the complexities of satire and journalism on a global scale, Dan’s story unfolds with humour, insight, and a fearless commitment to confronting societal issues.
    In this episode you will:
    02:18 Dan Ilic’s ‘A Rational Fear’ Podcast
    02:54 The evolution and impact of ‘A Rational Fear' Podcast
    05:50 Using the podcast to give voice to climate change
    09:20 The challenges of information overload in the Digital Age
    12:25 The 'Vote Yes' Movement and Its Impact
    14:42 The Struggles and Successes of the 'Vote Yes' Campaign
    20:10 Reflections on the Outcome of the 'Vote Yes' Referendum
    21:04 The Importance of Collaboration in Advocacy
    23:50 The Future of Advocacy and Storytelling
    27:30 Reflecting on origins and current people residing in Australia
    Links: arationalfear.com
    https://substack.com/@arationalfear
    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 on the next episode when I talk to Curtis Schmidt about precision marketing . So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.

    • 33 min
    The concept of Money DNA feat. Daniel Mangena

    The concept of Money DNA feat. Daniel Mangena

    Learn how to deepen self-understanding for financial success First and foremost, Happy New Year! Now let's get on with the episode!
    Money DNA is about understanding your unique relationship with money and wealth based on the concept of love languages. By recognising and respecting your financial language, you can foster healthier attitudes towards wealth and communicate effectively with yourself about value, wealth and success.
    Daniel Mangena, CEO of Dream With Dan & Dream Inc., is a best-selling author, radio host, international speaker, master money manifesto, and the creator of the Beyond Intention Paradigm. His insights on personal development, drawn from extensive experience guiding people through midlife crises, shed light on the importance of aligning our lives with our true desires rather than societal expectations. Daniel shares his expertise on the fascinating concept of money DNA and the importance of understanding our unique love language.
    In this episode, you will:
    Learn the concept of money DNA and its connection to our internal communication. What it takes and how to run two different podcasts. The power of intentionality in podcasting and the impact it has on success. Learn how self-communication is a compass for financial decision-making. Understanding and reshaping our attitudes and beliefs about wealth. The importance of collaborative conversations in enacting change. Harnessing the power of focused intention in groups to create positive shifts in reality. Learn the seeds of change and the transformative power of self-awareness. Links: dreamwithdan.com 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 time when we talk about fighting ignorance with humour with Dan Ilic. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.

    • 31 min
    Buying back your time: Scaling your business feat. Dan Martell

    Buying back your time: Scaling your business feat. Dan Martell

    Learn the “buyback principle” to maximise productivity and growth The ‘buyback principle’ is a concept that focuses on enabling entrepreneurs to regain control of their time and maximise efficiency. It emphasises the importance of strategic time management to optimise productivity and achieve business growth. By applying this principle, entrepreneurs can identify and eliminate time-consuming activities, delegate tasks, and leverage tools and techniques to streamline their workflow. Valuable tasks and time get prioritised, leading to increased productivity and business scalability.
    Join me as I engage with Dan Martell, an award-winning entrepreneur, angel investor, thought leader, and highly sought-after coach in the software as a service industry. He is an executive coach focused exclusively on B2B SaaS to help predictably scale their businesses. He founded the SaaS Academy and grew it to become one of the largest coaching companies in the world. With his expertise and experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge about the evolving landscape of technology and its impact on creative individuals and businesses.
    In this episode, you will:
    Explore the concept of buying back your time and its impact on business scalability Discuss the importance of maximising productivity and efficiency for creative individuals See AI as a crucial tool for enhancing productivity, not just a tech gimmick Highlight how AI can streamline processes and enhance decision-making Get insights into common AI misconceptions, especially regarding its impact on jobs Discuss the evolving landscape of technology and its impact on creative individuals and businesses Understand the importance of partnerships in maximising AI benefits for your business Share tips and tricks for podcasters who also have a business Explore different ways to grow a business using a podcast Discover how AI can revolutionise content creation and modification 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 for my upcoming conversation with Daniel Mangena. Make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://www.buybackyourtime.com/ https://www.danmartell.com/ https://www.saasacademy.com/

    • 30 min
    From ice baths to emotional work feat. Robbie Bent

    From ice baths to emotional work feat. Robbie Bent

    Learn how to balance emotions and manage a busy schedule In this episode, I am delighted to have a conversation with Robbie Bent, the visionary founder behind Othership. Robbie is on a mission to create a unique and transformative experience through the combination of sauna, ice bath, and emotional regulation techniques. He has built Othership, the first ice bath and sauna classes in North America focused on emotional wellness, along with a breathwork mobile app. Robbie's journey is truly inspiring, as he shares his own response to struggling with addiction and how Othership has become a powerful tool for creating connection and promoting emotional well-being.
    Robbie Bent's background as a GP at Vine Ventures, a Psychedelic Medicine venture fund, and his previous experience at the Ethereum Foundation have influenced his approach to building Othership. He shares the journey of Othership, starting from a backyard ice bath to a successful physical space and the development of their app. Robbie also highlights the importance of podcasts as a medium for storytelling and their role in spreading the message of Othership. Throughout our conversation, Robbie emphasizes the significance of being passionate about the product you're building and finding joy in the process, providing valuable insights for entrepreneurs and individuals looking to make a positive impact.
    In this episode you will:
    Learn how to balance emotions and manage a busy schedule. Understand the effects of the Othership app and how it can transform individuals. Learn to tell a compelling long-form story through podcasts. Take a deeper look into the growth and success of Othership. We answer a question about using podcasts for advertising and marketing. Rethink your value as a business owner by listening to Robbie's insights. Understand the importance of caring deeply about the product you're building. Hear us talk about the challenges and rewards of building a business around creativity. Learn how to find joy and play in the work you do. We talk in-depth about the impact and emotional experiences in the Othership space. All this and more, on this week’s episode of We Are Podcast.
    Listen to the podcast! wearepodcast.com
    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 for the next episode because I will be talking to Dan Martell. So, make sure to subscribe to the show to get that episode as soon it gets released. Until then, much love.
    Links: https://www.othership.us/

    • 31 min

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