S02E11: Be BOLD, be Better & Become the Best: LeGrande Green (Part 1)

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LeGrande Green: Four-time Emmy Award winner and host of BOLD.

A former supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, LeGrande Green is a four-time Emmy Award winner and the host of BOLD, a pop culture podcast about wellness and living your best life now.

From celebrities to everyday heroes, from the outspoken to the outrageous, BOLD features provocative people with inspiring ideas.

Top Quotes from LeGrande Green:

  • “What do you do as a producer? You do everything but host the show! Because you have to find the guest, you have to come up with the idea, you have to write the script, you have to do the research – so that’s what a producer does.”
  • [On Oprah] “She opened my eyes to a lot of things.”
  • “A lot of people think I’m an extrovert – I’m not… I very much draw my energy from solitude and from introspection.”
  • [On celebrities] “I know a lot of this stuff that is out there is image, and a lot of people are not exactly who they say they are.”
  • “I don’t draw my inspiration from outside; it’s usually from a centre place and it kind of bubbles up within me.”
  • “That shift that happens, happens in our everyday decisions; you are the shift, you are the change you want to see in the world.”
  • “It’s not about going outside, it’s about having the courage to go inside.”
  • “You should run towards the thing that you’re most afraid of, because that’s where your power is.”
  • [Oprah said] “I may be host of the show, but you guys [producers] are the voice, and I want you to put your voice into your shows, because you are the creator[s] and you have the ability to create the show that you want.”
  • “What I’m doing serving others is what I’m doing serving my soul.”
  • “I’m a potpourri kind of guy.”
  • “You can be your own Oprah, and that’s what podcasting does.”
  • “If you have a fantastic product and fantastic platform and you have your audience, you find your tribe and you stick to your tribe.”

Tools:

  • Yeti Mic
  • Mac
  • Skype Call Recorder
  • Audacity

Key Timestamps:

  • 0:32 – Guest introduction
  • 1:06 – About the role of supervising producer
  • 3:22 – Behind the scenes of The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • 5:33 – About BOLD
  • 6:44 – First podcast listened to
  • 8:30 – The biggest inspirations
  • 12:32 – The greatest life lessons
  • 13:10 – The biggest failure/learning moment
  • 17:13 – About measuring success
  • 20:23 – Tools for working with BOLD podcast
  • 22:05 – Other tools for show preparation
  • 24:42 – Building a way to success podcasting
  • 27:06 – Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from LeGrande Green?

Have a listen to the BOLD podcast episodes on the website; tweet LeGrande at @GetBOLDToday, visit GET BOLD TODAY on FB, or find him on Google+.

Stay Tuned…

Our talk with LeGrande Green was a little longer than expected, so tune in next week for part 2 with this amazingly talented guest :) And as always, listen until the end of the episode to claim our special offer!

S02E10: Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur: Tony Brown

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Tony is an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, speaker, trainer and digital marketer. He’s the founding director of Youth Work Toolbox LTD, a youth engagement agency. He’s also the creator of the 3V Strategy for Business Development and Growth podcast. Tony is passionate about empowering aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to make a smooth transition from employee to business owner,  and to start making a living by doing something they enjoy.

Tony has a background in DJing, music production, sound engineering & recording, and hosted his first community radio show at the age of 15. He works from home now, where he is able to enjoy more time with his wife, Nicola, and their four children.

Top Quotes from Tony Brown:

  • “I came across a number websites, a number of podcasts, etc. and I began to see a whole new world… these people are really doing this thing online.”
  • “So I started blog, I started a podcast, and that really built a platform for me to sort of springboard into self-employment.”
  • “It’s a dream of heart, it’s something I’m passionate about (I love working with young people).”
  • “Vision, Viability, Visibility [3V Strategy].”
  • “I googled how to build a website… and I stumbled across Internet Business Mastery… I had never heard of a podcast before.”
  • [On podcasting] “If I was waiting to perfect the art before I started, I’d still be waiting now.”
  • “I could listen to one podcast on the way to work and one podcast on the way home from work.”
  • [On his biggest success] “Making a transition from employee to self-employed business owner.”
  • “I’m more or less living my dream.”
  • “Sometimes it’s a proven concept, it’s a great idea… but the timing may be wrong.”
  • “I’ve seen a product go from concept to reality.”
  • “Be very clear about who your target market is.”

Tools:

Key Timestamps:

  • 0:29 – Guest introduction
  • 2:30 – Youth Work Toolbox LTD & 3V Strategy
  • 6:03 – Working as a volunteer
  • 7:39 – 3V Strategy explanation
  • 9:45 – How it all started wth podcasting
  • 13:30 – Inspirations in industry
  • 16:00 – Studio set-up
  • 17:01 – Tools for audio work
  • 20:00 – Organisational tools
  • 22:14 – The biggest success
  • 24:55 -The biggest valuable lesson
  • 25:55 – Advice for people who are starting the journey
  • 29:40 – The most interesting job story
  • 31:32 – Where to find Tony’s podcasts
  • 33:32 – Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from Tony?

Head over to Tony Brown website or check out Youth Work Toolbox. You can also follow him on Twitter: @TonyLBrown3vs. 

Stay Tuned…

Listen until the end of the episode to receive a special something… Next week’s awesome guest is LeGrande Green, a podcaster, former supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and a four-time Emmy winner!

S02E09: Wow the Web with WordPress: Kim Doyal

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Kim Doyal, The WP Chick

Kim Doyal, “The WordPress Chick”, is a leading expert on using WordPress to market businesses online. She teaches, blogs, podcasts and creates with WordPress. A published author, movie producer and artist, her motto is: “WordPress Happiness Made Easy”. Kim develops custom solutions to meet the needs of a variety of entrepreneurs and business models. With her extensive marketing skills, she had helped her clients transform their lives and their businesses, and achieve the income, success and freedom that they truly desire.

Top Quotes from Kim Doyal:

  • “I’m all about making WordPress easy for the everyday user.”
  • “[Podcasting] is probably one of the best things I’ve done for my business… Within 3 to 4 months, iTunes was one of the top 3 traffic sources to my site.”
  • “I was a subscriber to [Pat Flynn’s] website… and as soon as he released his podcast, I’m like ‘This is fabulous’.”
  • “[The podcast] just took off and I absolutely adore doing it.”
  • Kim tell her kids: “You guys can do whatever you want to do. Do not settle.”
  • “The best thing I ever did for my business was own just who I am and how I show up.”
  • Kim’s podcast intro (produced by MRC): “No boring code snippets here; just WordPress happiness made easy.”
  • “I want to help the everyday user get up and running and make some money with their business.”
  • “I truly am a firm believer in starting with a free resource.”
  • “Find a free plugin or a free tool that you can test something because if you’re not gonna be doing anything to drive traffic, it doesn’t matter what tool you’re using.”
  • Pat Flynn has been a huge influence on me online.”
  • “Every time somebody tells me they simply appreciate what I share or what I’m doing, that totally gets me jazzed.”
  • “Create whatever you want… but love what you do.”
  • “Treat [online] business like a normal business.”
  • “Pay attention to what’s working.”
  • “It’s constantly going to be twist, tweak and adjust… but you have to stick with it and just do the work.”
  • “Be you! … Seth Godin said ‘be willing to be a category of one’.”
  • “What is gonna make you succeed is what makes you uniquely you.”

Resources:

Key Timestamps:

  • 00:41 Guest introduction
  • 01:35 Who is the WordPress Chick?
  • 02:25 The WordPress Chick Podcast
  • 03:58 What got Kim into podcasting?
  • 05:54 Podcasting setup
  • 08:21 Biggest success story
  • 09:52 Learning experiences
  • 11:57 Tools and resources Kim can’t work without
  • 17:30 Who inspires Kim?
  • 25:23 Kim’s advice for beginners
  • 29:24 Interesting clients Kim has worked with
  • 32:04 Kim’s cartoon voice
  • 33:40 Hear more from Kim Doyal

Want to Hear More from The WordPress Chick?

Head over to Kim Doyal’s website or listen to The WordPress Chick Podcast. You can also watch her tutorials on YouTube and drop her a message on Facebook or Twitter.

iTunes Review

MrNiceGuy1983 says: Amazing!!
One of the absolute best podcasts out there! I’ve learned so much already and am excited to see what else they’ve got in store.

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Stay Tuned…

Hope you listened until the end to claim our special offer! Next week, we’re talking to Tony Brown who has a background in DJing, music production and sound engineering, which he uses to run his business and podcast.