Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing David Crowley, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.
Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.
This week I am celebrating reaching 50 episodes by sharing some of my favorite actionable insights from my guests over the past year.
Two years ago, I decided to start a podcast. There were many technological and psychological hurdles to get past before I finally launched in July last year. In the midst of recording those early episodes and learning best practices for a podcast launch, my son was born. He’s now 18 months old and I’m excited to share that he will be promoted to big brother this December when our second son is born. If you want to get a glimpse into what motivates me to keep growing my business, check out my instagram account at www.Instagram.com/robbiesamuels.
I’ve heard that 93% of podcasts don’t publish more than 7 episodes, so it definitely feels like a huge milestone to be at episode 50. I kept going because I have been so encouraged by my listeners. Thank you for writing reviews, commenting on show notes, and emailing me about what resonated with you.
The show has been a mix of interviews and solo shows. The solo shows have been shorter episodes where I share a networking tip or technique. The content from these shows were the basis of my new book. Writing a book isn’t easy, but having these notes as a starting off point definitely helped me reach my goal. I’ve been invested in this book for a long time, so I’m thrilled to be getting closer to the launch date on July 30.
I also have been incredibly inspired by my guests – all talented professionals who have shared stories of leadership and networking. Hosting a podcast gives me an opportunity to spend an hour with these amazing individuals, and I then get to share the conversation and my favorite takeaways, with you. Over the next year, my focus will be sharing weekly interviews with the occasional solo show.
For today’s episode, I’m going to share some of the highlights from the 25 interviews I’ve done over the last year.
If you’ve been listening, you know that the first question I ask every guest is “how do you define leadership and when did you know you had the skills to lead?” The answers were far ranging. I compiled all of their definitions of leadership into a PDF – with links to their individual episodes. You’ll be able to download the PDF in the show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com – episode 50.
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