Because of My Podcast

Because of My Podcast spotlights the achievements people are achieving. Things that only happened because they started a podcast.
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Oct 11, 2016
Kenn Blanchard hosts many podcasts. I found Kenn when from his Black Man With a Gun podcast. He is one of my favorite people, and one time help talk one of his listeners (who knew Ken was also a Pastor) out of committing suicide. He is a truly remarkable guy. Check out his podcasts at kenn-blanchardIn today's episode you hear how Kenn had a problem. His computer died. His audience knew that with no computer, there would no show, and so they bought him a new computer. I've also said with podcasting you build relationships with your audience, and this is just another example of that. When you deliver value, they deliver value.

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Sep 27, 2016

lucas-appsLucas Apps does the Triangle Tactical podcast about competitive shooting. The podcast serves the North Carolina Research Triangle and beyond with firearms and outdoors news, self defense, and competitive shooting content. Lucas' goal is to be a resource for shooters, concealed carriers, and outdoorsmen and women in the NC research triangle. Well his podcast lead to a phone call, and on the other side of that phone call was an opportunity from someone who had heard his podcast. Would you like to get paid to do something you'd do free? Click the player to hear this story. Check out Lucas's show at Click Here to subscribe to the show and never miss an episode. Ready To Start Your Podcast? Check out the School of Podcasting  

Sep 20, 2016
Rick Seizemore Your podcast will help you land guests, and those guests can then point people to your website. Your website then becomes an audio business card that can capture people's attention. This is what the VR Workforce Studio Podcast Does. Here is a note from Rick Sizemore on how he got a big guest, who then got his podcast in front of a big audience. We are all excited here in Virginia because the NRA is holding their fall conference here in Richmond. No not the gun NRA but the National Rehabilitation Association. We have been working with noted Rehabilitation Professional, Sam Rothrock, who is going to be at the conference talking about how social media and particularly podcasting is becoming a powerful tool in workforce development and disability employment. He asked us where he could get some data on podcasting so we were quick to point him to the School of Podcasting Episode 452 with all those wonderful stats and the show notes filled with all the data we podcasters low to talk about. So while this is going on we got a call from Scott Dunnell with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification which happens to be the worlds largest organization certifying rehabilitation professionals and counselors. We were able to get Scott on the VR workforce studio podcast alongside our Big Inspiration Showcase with Brian Evans. Brian, an executive with Bank of America, tells the story of his near death motorcycle accident, his recovery and returning to work at the bank through assistive technology and voc rehab. This gave Scott the perfect opportunity to reflect on an inspiring rehab counseling story and to discuss CRCC's launch of their new e university. CRCC posted the episode on their website and its getting lots of downloads from their membership, many of whom will be at NRA along with CRCC. So because of our podcast, many of the attendees will have heard about the VR Workforce Studio Podcast from a major conference exhibitor who will be just across the hall from a presentation where clips from our podcast will be part of the discussion on how podcasting can help people with disabilities, professionals and employers who are concerned with disability employment and vocational rehabilitation. So through one episode we have become involved in a major conference with attendees before they arrive will be part of promoting a major exhibitors products and support on of the key presentations. Thanks for letting us share another Because of our Podcast Story.

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Sep 7, 2016
Jim Collison does a podcast for the company he works for (Gallup). You can listen to his Theme Thursday Here and Subscribe to the show in iTunes Here Jim CollisonJim has been doing a podcast for his job and putting in the work. At first people didn't quite get what he was up to, and now Jim actually was recognized with an award for all of his hard work. When Jim gets to go to events and hang out with his audience at events, he actually approached by everyone who wants to talk to him for "just a minute" because his podcast has made Jim popular. Jim is a great guy and does a number of shows at and does a show with me every Saturday at
Aug 30, 2016
mike180x220 Today you get two stories in one episode. 1. I was interviewed for a book because of the School of Podcasting Podcast. 2. Michael explains how his podcast at got doors to open up, got him in front of the right people, and in the end, he got a book deal.
Aug 19, 2016

Henry Jasper one a one year subscription to the School of Podcasting. That lead him to start the Voices That  Carry Podcast. That lead to him getting multiple customers doing social media for them. 

Aug 12, 2016
I was listening to Kevin Smith's Keynote address at Podcast Movement 2016 and he shared the story about how his friend Bryan Johnson was ready to kill himself. Kevin told him to start a podcast, and even though he didn't really want to he did. It gave him purpose. That podcasttellem-dave-steve made Bryan feel great as he got feedback from his audience. This podcast later turned into the TV Show Comic Book Men. Another story Kevin related was of his friend Jason Mewes who Kevin had cut out of his life due to him being addicted to Heroin. Kevin talked Jason into doing a podcast called "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" and the first few episodes Jason shared about his addiction and the podcast was focused on keeping him sober. So today "Because of my podcast I didn't kill myself and I got a TV show. Ready to start a podcast? go to
Aug 4, 2016

Today we follow the story of Troy Heinrtiz who has been able to

1. Meet Actors of his favorite TV shows

2. Meet the Writers of his favorite TV show

3. Got a tour of his favorite TV shows

4. Got to interview and hangout with the creator of his favorite TV show

5. Is being flown to LA to host a TV episodes about his favorite show.


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Jul 28, 2016

Adam from shares how because of his podcast he is now speaking with NBA stars of the Michael Jordan era like Christian Latner who was also on the USA dream team. 

Jul 15, 2016
Chancellor UniversityFrom time to time I'm going to sneak in my own stories. So this one goes back years ago when I first was getting into education. I had a job interview with Chancellor University and when they saw I understood how to podcast that really peaked their interest and I got the job. The bad news is the school was in pretty bad shape and they kept restructuring. At one point they wanted to use me as a telemarketer (for admissions), and I bowed out of the company. Originally I wanted to make a podcast for students, but that never happened.
Jul 7, 2016
jason-hartman350 Jason Hartman is a very successful businessman. In the past he spent money on radio time slots, and now that money is spent on his podcast. He is educating his future customers which is making it easier to increase sales. As Jason put it, "Looking at how we do it now, I don't know how we did it the old way." Jason can attribute 10 million dollars in gross sales directly to his podcast. Check him out at
Jul 1, 2016
maxresdefaultDan from the 4X4 Podcast explains how he got to live a dream and participate in the Baja 1000. He got to help Hero Off road and got involved to help veterans. When it came time to sponsor a veteran, Dan was selected. So he got to go from New York to San Diego down to Mexico and participate and ride in the Baja 1000.
Jun 22, 2016

Daniel Herrick loves formula 1 racing, and he loves his brothers. Over the years life had happened so they didn't have the opportunity to get together and talk like they did when they lied under the same roof. Now they all love Formula 1 racing, so they decided to get together and create a podcast. So while podcasting is often seen as a business tool, it can be used to boost family relationships in addition to business relationships. 

Their show is the Five Lights Formula 1 Podcast.

Next week we hear from another Dan as we hear about his dream of being in the Baha 1000. 

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Jun 15, 2016

Bill Hutchison has a situation that eliminates him ability to leave his house for more than a couple of hours at a time. Yet, he has a message that he wants to spread across the world. 

Today Bill shares how podcasting has bridged the gap to countries he can never visit. 

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Jun 8, 2016

Michael Butler is the original music podcaster. You can find him at 

Michael was really in a touch spot when his computer just died. Luckily Michael has an engaged audience and a forum. He let his audience know that there wouldn't be a podcast for a bit because his computer had died. 

One of his listeners works in IT for a School, and he was able to get a computer for Michael Free of Charge (or almost free). 

You never know who is listening, and your community will come to support you because you've delivered value to them.

Next week we will hear from Bill Hutchison who wants to reach the world, but due to circumstances can't leave the house.

Jun 1, 2016

This podcast was recorded partly at Podcast Movement a few years ago (2014?).

A few years ago Major League Baseball shut down a bunch of podcasts who were using logos illegally, using the name of the teams illegally, but one of them was NOT Corey Fineran. He had named his show Ivy Envy. It was a show about the Chicago cubs. Then one day he got a direct tweet from the official Chicago Cubs team. He thought the team was coming down to shut down his podcast.

So Corey called the front office, and they mentioned that hey had heard his podcast, and read his blog where he had criticized a certain contest the Cubs were running. The Cubs representative explained how it wasn't' a Cubs rule, but one from the Major League baseball. But because of Corey of the Ivy Envy podcast, the Cubs lawyers had taken Corey's points and gone to Major League Baseball, and in turn they changed the rules. 

Your podcast can put you into a position of influence. You never know who is listening to your show. It just might be the head of a baseball team. 

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May 25, 2016
Click to Download Dave Jackson Director of PodcastingWelcome the the first episode of Because of My Podcast. Its a podcast where people finish the sentence, because of my podcast_____. Today you're going to hear my story. I had been podcasting for 10 years. My background is in training, and I've been helping people understand technology and software for over 20 years. The current director of podcasting for the New Media Expo had stepped down and they needed a new one.  Behind the scenes, the man (Rick Calvert) that ran the New Media Expo approached Libsyn. Libsyn is a podcast media hosting and their VP of Podcast Relations knows everybody in the space. So when Rick asked Rob who he thought might be a good fit, Rob answered, "What do you think about Dave Jackson." Rick then went to Blubrry and spoke to their CEO and asked him for some names. Todd answered, "What do you think about Dave Jackson?". Rick then went to Spreaker and spoke with Rob Greenlee. What did Rob say? You guessed it, "What do you think about Dave Jackson?' How did these podcasting companies know me? Because they all listened to my podcast. The podcast positioned me as an expert. It allowed me to show I was competent, and it also allowed me to interview all of them in the past and start building a relationship. So why start a podcast? Be seen as an expert Establish relationships

Next Episode

Corey Fineran from the Ivy Envy Podcast thought his podcast was being shut down, but it turned out to be something completely different.

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