Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each week you’ll get an update on the newest episodes of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast, see the 3 books I’m currently reading, read 2 quotes that grabbed my attention this week, and find 1 story that made me think or resource that I like and think you might find helpful.
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Today’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:
Ever wished you could stick your hand into the magical hat of podcasting and pull out a success? You’re in luck. Today’s chat with Tracy Hazzard, the media savant and co-founder of Podetize, will unravel the secrets of the podcasting world, offering you a peek into her toolbox of strategies. With Tracy as our guide, we explore the elements that make a podcast truly binge-worthy, and the ways in which she remains a titan in an industry that never stops evolving.
Podcasting isn’t just about content; it’s also about how you leverage opportunities and make the most of the tools at your disposal. For instance, imagine transforming your email conversion rates using something as simple as audio promotions. Tracy takes us down that road, sharing her experiences and strategies that could lead to a significant uptick in your click-through numbers. Not only that, but she also enlightens us on how AI is revolutionizing podcasting, from creating a brand-new show to improving workflow efficiency. Add to that a lively discussion about the importance of a resource library, and you’ve got a powerhouse of insights.
But Tracy’s ingenuity doesn’t stop there. She shares the journey of innovation that took two and a half years to build something that didn’t exist yet, and how it’s scoring big with podcasts. Get a glimpse into her strategies to resurrect old content and make it shine again. Beyond that, in the entrepreneurial world, she stresses the importance of making smart cuts and building value. From using provisional patents to save money to her best advice for entrepreneurs, this episode is packed with wisdom that could be the game-changer for your business. Join us for a fascinating conversation with Tracy Hazzard that promises to be as insightful as it is inspiring.
We’re now publishing two episodes a week! Don’t miss this Thursday’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:
What if you could harness the power of social media and networking to grow your business? Join us for a dynamic conversation with business coach Lorraine Duncan, who brings a wealth of experience from managing a family business for 30 years. Lorraine imparts her wisdom on leadership, emphasizing its role in positive encouragement and serving others. She also talks about the significance of social media, likening it to a gigantic networking pond where business owners can connect with their audience on a deeper level. If you’re not on social media, you’re missing out!
We also get into the meat of networking and its impact on business growth. Lorraine shares her insights on cultivating successful relationships, both in business and in personal life, and how these connections can lead to unexpected opportunities. She highlights the essence of good marketing – solving people’s problems – and gives away some of her strategies for staying on top of her game and elevating her leadership skills. Moreover, we discuss the importance of reading and learning from the books we read. We conclude, recognizing that every entrepreneur needs a strong, supportive network to thrive. Get ready to level up your leadership skills with Lorraine Duncan!
3 Books I’m Reading This Week
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle
The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset Into Action by Eduardo Briceño
2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” –Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” –Henry Ford
1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful
Carey Nieuwhof has been one of my favorite leaders to read and learn from for many years now. Check out his article on the 12 Secrets Most Leaders Won’t Tell You.
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