S02E08: Build Authority with Internet Audio: Philip Georgeson

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Philip Georgeson has been involved in digital media for over 25 years.

Philip Georgeson is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Success Radio. He has been on the inside of digital media and personal development for over 25 years. Philip identifies and develops digital media solutions for new and developing trends in audio and video streaming.

Top Quotes from Philip Georgeson:

  • “[Radio] is a passion/love of mine for over 25 years.”
  • “I felt that the time was ready for a 24-hour internet audio source, that was nothing but motivation, positive information broadcasted 24/7.”
  • “I’ve always been a big fan of radio.”
  • “I’m back to doing what I love most, and that’s turning on the microphone and letting things rip.”
  • “I’m spending 15-18 hours a day preparing this network for this enormity… and I’m loving it.”
  • “With a tap of an app, everyday people can turn around and have an attitude adjustment because some impassioned speaker just lit a fire under their —.”
  • “What’s nice about the 21st century technology is we’re able to outsource a lot, so we can work more in the business rather than on the business.”
  • “When you do not believe in yourself and you are relying on the efforts or the impetus of somebody else, you will drag yourself down into the abyss.”
  • “You have to do what you do and get where you need to be on your own; be accountable to yourself and to nobody else.”
  • “Make sure you have the drive and determination to believe that you can do it. Otherwise, failure will be constant.”
  • “Don’t freakin’ wait if you’re looking to start a project.”
  • “Jump in, get it started, open the doors, say hi, shake hands, build business and go ahead and trip and fall because you’ll be okay.”
  • “Internet radio is just unearthing itself.”
  • “It’s the wave of the future, the convenience of radio, now available through mobile device; you now can hook it up to the dashboard of your car.”
  • “If you’re considering anything, whether it’s a podcast or internet radio, jump in! There’s plenty of market potential there; you just have to be relevant in your content and committed to continually producing content.”
  • “I have spent 25 years developing what I believe to be the cornerstone of a new category in internet radio. It’s beyond talk, it’s beyond music, it’s beyond a lot of what you normally run across. But it is about empowering others to improve their results.”
  • “I hope and I pray that when anybody comes to Success Radio, that they are imminently changed for life.”

Tools and Resources:

Key Timestamps:

  • 00:37 Guest introduction
  • 01:25 About Success Radio
  • 03:50 Where it all started
  • 06:24 George’s inspiration
  • 09:13 Tools and resources
  • 16:16 Biggest success story
  • 18:00 Learning experiences
  • 21:15 What to outsource and what not to
  • 23:50 Advice for beginners
  • 25:42 Interesting jobs completed
  • 27:13 More about Philip Georgeson
  • 29:40 Where to find Success Radio
  • 32:00 Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from Philip?

Head over to Success Radio, where you can listen to a wonderful 2-hour loop and grab the essence of what they’re about. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them @SuccessRadio1.

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Did you listen until the end of the episode to claim our special offer? Next week, our guest is Kim Doyal. She does business based on WordPress, and has a podcast about it too. You can call her the WordPress Chick!

S02E07: Perfect Your Online Radio Persona: Lady Spitfire

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Host of the show Livewire with LadySpitfire.

Host of the show Livewire with LadySpitfire.

Lady Spitfire has been a part of the music scene for a long time; she’s an internet DJ in North East, Pennsylvania, and she runs a show called Live Wire with LadySpitfire. It’s a weekly series that focuses on indie bands from around the world, and it also gives an inside view of Lady Spitfire’s personal travels, during which she not only finds amazing talent, but also fully immerses herself in the culture around her.

Top Quotes from LadySpitfire:

  • “I’ve been in the music scene since 2011, maybe 2007 if you want to get technical.”
  • “I run a weekly show called Live Wire with LadySpitfire… It runs 2 hours, sometimes 3, sometimes 4, depending on the insanity of the show!”
  • “It doesn’t matter what you do. If you’re a hip hop, RnB, rap star, country or play the ukelele; I don’t care what you do. If you’ve got talent and you want to be heard, I bring you on the show.”
  • “I started off with Rock Addict Radio… and I was a DJ on there for a little while.”
  • “Because of the popularity of my show, I decided to open up my first radio station which was my sole endeavour, ROK Out Radio.”
  • “After a while, ROK Out Radio took its course and I ran into a great friend of mine, Cayden Force, and we formed The Indie Authority.”
  • “Back in 2011, I was working on a charity endeavour called Sound for Scoliosis. I would bring bands in all over tri-state area for a great cause.”
  • “Come up with a show name or DJ name and make sure you stand out above everybody else.”
  • “Doesn’t matter if you’re on internet radio or if you’re on mainstream, always watch what you say on the Internet because you never know who’s listening.”


Key Timestamps:

  • 00:14 Guest introduction
  • 00:59 What does Lady Spitfire do?
  • 03:12 Where it all started
  • 06:01 Live band for a cause
  • 07:10 Industry tools
  • 09:34 Story behind the name “Lady Spitfire”
  • 12:42 Lady Spitfire’s inspiration
  • 14:10 Biggest success story
  • 15:00 Learning experiences
  • 16:06 Most interesting interview
  • 19:30 Advice for people who are just starting out
  • 21:40 Highlight of her life
  • 22:15 Dream interview
  • 24:51 Shoutouts
  • 26:00 Where to find Lady Spitfire

Want to Hear More from Lady Spitfire?

Head over to Lady Spitfire’s websiteFacebook profile, YouTube channel, Spreaker page, or tweet her @LadySpitfire74.

Stay Tuned…

Did you listen until the end of the episode to claim our special offer? Next week, our guest is Philip Georgeson from Success Radio. He also works with internet radio and has an interesting take on it!

S02E06: Voice Your Way to a Creative Career: Clare Reeves

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Clare Reeves

Clare Reeves – Female British Voice

Clare Reeves is a professional voice-over artist who works across the full spectrum of the voice-over world, which includes narrating documentaries for National Geographic. She’s a trained radio presenter; former BBC Studio Manager (she did some sound engineering for the BBC World Service); the mother of a 3-year-old; she plays bass guitar; and she’s also a lover of travel in Africa (although the 3-year-old has put African travel on hold for now!).

She does work for Music Radio Creative, National Geographic, Trivago, International Bank BNP Paribas, National Railway Museum, and much more…

Top Quotes from Clare Reeves:

  • “I am very lucky and privileged to be narrating documentaries for them [National Geographic] from time to time, which is a bit of a dream come true as a voice-over artist, because obviously the content is incredible.”
  • “I’m the narrator and storyteller [of the show: Wild Borneo]... bringing that to life for the audience.”
  • “My first encounter with radio, when I was 14 years old, and I wanted to work in my local BBC Radio Station, so I got a bit of experience there.”
  • “For 3 years while I was a student, I would be going in on Sunday morning at 5 or 6am to the studio.
  • “I’ve worked in television as a Network Director, so I used to put the BBC’s channels on air.”
  • “I did some training for the BBC; I use to run their induction training at one point as well… I ran a 2-day induction course for 80 people around every fortnight, and I was in charge of the content of all of that.”
  • “What inspires me… is the amount of little worlds that I can pop into. I can be voicing stuff for the Abu Dhabi Government one minute, and doing something completely different the next. You just hop into all these little worlds and learn about things.”
  • “You have to be incredibly disciplined in the world of being a voice-over artist.”
  • “I’ve actually got a folder for a plan for the entire year… Keeps me sorted, keeps my mind tidy.”
  • “If you’re in the creative business, you have got a creative mind, and creative minds are not generally very linear; we skip about a bit… Your instinct is to break out of that and to think creatively and make connections and do all of those wonderful things that would spark inspiration.”
  • “Getting the work, getting repeat clients, and building on what I’ve done, and finding new opportunities and people saying, ‘Hey, we love what you do, we’d love you to work with us.’ That feeling is sensational.”
  • “Having built my own job and the fact that I do it [voice-overs] for me, that’s my biggest win.”
  • “I love it [voice-overs], I love every aspect of it. It’s fabulous.”
  • “Clients quite like you asking the questions because it makes them feel that you’re in control and you know what you’re doing.”
  • “Go and talk to somebody who’s objective, but who knows the business, just to check if you are wasting your time or not… I know that’s really heart-breaking, but they will work with you to bring out the best in you. Just to have a go, put a showreel together and get honest opinions from people that matter.”
  • “If you’re that determined, go for it. If you’re not that determined, you will soon stop because it is hard work.”


Clare Reeves at the Makegood Festival in London

Clare Reeves at the Makegood Festival in London

Key Timestamps:

  • 00:33 Guest introduction
  • 01:27 Narrating for National Geographic
  • 01:56 What happens behind the studio for the NatGeo Show: Wild Borneo
  • 10:32 How Clare Reeves started in voice-overs
  • 14:33 Clare as an induction trainer at the BBC
  • 15:17 What’s Clare’s inspiration?
  • 18:08 How Clare stays focused as a voice artist
  • 20:15 Tools and resources Clare can’t live without
  • 25:28 Biggest success story
  • 27:10 Learning experiences
  • 30:04 Clare’s advice for someone who’s just starting out
  • 32:36 Clare’s MRC demo
  • 34:40 Where to find Clare

Want to Hear More from Clare Reeves?

Head over to Clare’s website; there’s a bunch of cool stuff there (she even has a blog about the voice-over business). You can also tweet her @ClareOnAirLive and like her on Facebook too. Clare’s demo for MRC can be found right here and if you want this warm & confident voice for your audio, order now.

Stay Tuned…

Did you listen until the end of the episode to claim our special offer? Next week, our guest is LadySpitfire from The Indie Authority. She interviews some really cool indie and rock bands, and next week we’ve got her in the hot seat!