In this episode, we deliver an episode that will let you know how we can provide incentives and promote our own podcast shows.
The case-in-point will be from my own experience of having attended a type of reunion recently (i.e., “Golden Cubs” event). This will also relate to three other podcast shows that I have — Grumpy Old Bears, The Struggling Biz and 2030Podcast.
I had the opportunity to attend a reunion-type of event at my old high school (58 years ago). It was a gathering called “Golden Cubs” (since Cubs was our mascot) for those graduates who had graduated 50 years or more ago. The event was great, in my opinion.
At that event, I had not seen my classmates for over 26 years, especially since I had not been to a reunion since 1997, and also I had not traveled to the event due to my being far from its location and always in conflict with my prior career schedule and obligations of travel.
Well, I did get together with some great fellows (this was an all-men high school) and we had a chance to catch up on old times.
In particular, I was able to highlight my past and present career as a serial entrepreneur (after my retirement from corporate America), and I especially emphasized my role as a podcaster (in which I promoted my current 4 podcast shows), as well as my role as a podcast interviewer and as a podcast guest interviewee. This gave me an incentive and delivered excitement to me to describe my four shows. In fact, it was a “great shot in the arm” to give me more motivation and momentum to really enjoy podcasting as I had enjoyed it in the past when I first got into the podosphere.
I was also happy to see that some of my old classmates had also either started podcasting or had created content on YouTube, as well. It made me feel the excitement of almost being in a podcast conference once again — and it was a euphoric experience.
The discussion and meetings in the event lasted over 3 hours, and it left me with my commitment to those who organized the event to join their Zoom calls inbetween Golden Cub anniversaries, as well as the formal reunion events in the future. In fact, I did send emails of gratitude to my old companions, as well as photos of some of the content of my shows. I even sent them images from an episode in a podcast interview that I did about my experiences after my return from the Vietnam War, in which I served as a Combat Infantryman (NOTE: the image came from both a Veterans magazine photo, as well as the time mark of 59 seconds of a documentary on YouTube called A Tribute to Those who served in Vietnam, which can be reached at the link of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9if9zOx5NYM
As you can see, the above was from an interview on VietnamVeteranNews.com, episode 2245.)
So, thus, even reunion events can be opportunities for a podcaster to promote his podcast shows, as well as educate others about the podosphere and deliver some links and images as a proof of concept to those classmates that are eager to listen and consume, as well as also share their own podcasting and content-creation experiences.
So, from this podcast reporter and struggling entrepreneur, I strongly encourage the incentive of promoting your shows at these events. It will definitely be a surge of momentum and excitement for you, as a podcaster.
Thank you for your attention.
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