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Jenn Uren of This Mom Knows

christian podcaster Apr 20, 2021

 

Jenn Uren is the creator of the brand new podcast, This Mom Knows. Today, Jenn shares how she honed her message for podcasting, the value of curiosity, and how she learned to make her deadlines. Jenn's show is encouraging moms and she is setting the example for audience building and service.

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Stories Jenn shared:

  • Creating a show to bring moms together
  • Enjoying photography
  • Overcoming her perfectionism as she was working on her podcast
  • Connecting with CPA to help her as she started
  • Growing her blog into a podcast
  • Honing her message as she began podcasting
  • The value of curiosity in podcasting and life in general
  • Learning how to add external deadlines for herself
  • Why she went with Podtastics for hosting
  • Creating mini-courses for moms

Great quotes from Jenn:

As I listened I learned that I have something to share as well.

Relationship is not me to other people exclusively; there is an element of me to me. By taking care of myself, I was not only...

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James Early of The Bible Speaks to You

christian podcaster Apr 06, 2021

 

James Early is the podcaster behind The Bible Speaks to You. Today,  James shares why he spent so much time on his first three episodes, unique ways he is responsive to his audience, and how his perspective has changed over his years of creating. James is a great example of learning the ropes as best you can while not being afraid to grow at the same time.

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Stories James shared:

  • The mission of getting back to the mindset of Jesus
  • Why he loves gardening
  • Getting started and why it took him two years
  • Why he's glad he put so much effort into his first episode
  • Launching with three episodes
  • Reaching people who want to take their faith to another level
  • Being responsive to his audience
  • The shift to being audience focused
  • Allowing others to shine through interviews
  • How his favorite episodes help

Great quotes from James:

I'm not afraid to tip over a few sacred cows now and then.

I need to know every detail so I know if I'm doing it...

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Meg Glesener and Clubhouse for Podcasters

christian podcaster Mar 30, 2021

Meg Glesener of the Letters from Home podcast and admin of Christian Podcasters Association got on Clubhouse right around Christmas 2020. She instantly fell in love with the platform seeing the huge opportunity it represents.

"Clubhouse is putting the social back in social media," Glesener heard someone say recently. And it's true. 

In this episode of the Christian Podcaster, you'll learn:

  • What is Clubhouse, anyway?
  • How to start your own club
  • Tips and tricks to moderating a killer room
  • Clubhouse etiquette
  • Unique clubhouse terms you'll need to know in order to hang with the cool kids
  • Why your show will benefit from getting on the platform
  • And more!

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Tracy Winchell of The Reboots Podcast

christian podcaster Mar 23, 2021

 

Tracy Winchell is the podcaster behind the Reboots Podcast, an avid journaler, and former television reporter. Today, Tracy shares how she created the podcast she needed, how she overcame technological nerves, and why she wanted people to know that change is possible. Tracy's journey reminds us that podcasting is as much about personal development as it is audience development.

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Stories Tracy shared:

  • How conversations surprised her after she started podcasting
  • What has changed since her television reporter days
  • Why baseball is awesome and a community activity
  • Why she started Reboots Podcast
  • Getting nervous to produce a podcast even though she was broadcast professional
  • Why she wanted to tell people that change is possible
  • How community has helped her
  • What she's learned from interviewing people 
  • Why she is into ROAM

Great quotes from Tracy:

It's terrifying to key a microphone.

Change is possible. Hope exists.

Without community, I don't...

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Tim Winders of SeekGoCreate

christian podcaster Mar 16, 2021

 

Tim Winders is the host of SeekGoCreate where he seeks to redefine success. Today, Tim shares how he started with the "minimum viable podcast," why you should worry more about content than technology, and the surprising authority you can build as a podcaster. Tim's story reminds us that getting started with a commitment to iteration is a powerful thing.

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Stories Tim shared:

  • Living in his RV with his wife while they travel
  • Being a reluctant podcaster
  • Recording his early episodes in the RV
  • Starting his show after resisting for some time
  • Creating a minimum viable podcast
  • Why you should worry more about your content than your technology
  • The people he is trying to reach
  • Getting clear on who you serve
  • Tim's favorite episodes of his show
  • The authority you can build as a podcaster

Great quotes from Tim:

We are creating content and we are hopeful that it encourages people.

Content is the business we are in.

Part of what we've had to purge the last...

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Michelle Rayburn and Life, Repurposed

christian podcaster Mar 09, 2021

 

Michelle Rayburn is the podcaster behind Life, Repurposed. Today, Michelle shares how her podcast grew from her blog, how to know your audience, and why you have to make a commitment to showing up for every episode. Michelle reminds us to be faithful to what the Lord called us to even when the numbers aren't what we'd hoped. The Lord still wants to use your content so keep going.

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Stories Michelle shared:

  • How her decorating blog turned into a larger ministry
  • Living in Wisconsin and gradually moving North
  • Starting her podcast as a way for people to experience her content while they are doing other things
  • Switching from video to audio only
  • The specific way she defined her audience
  • How she got to know her audience
  • How she chooses guests for her show
  • Michelle's favorite episode of her show
  • Why you have to make a commitment to show up
  • Looking at next steps and praying for what God wants

Great quotes from Michelle:

I discovered [when doing...

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Markus Watson of Spiritual Life and Leadership

christian podcaster Mar 02, 2021

 

Markus is the host of Spiritual Life and Leadership. He's a pastor and wanted a way to help Christian leaders lead from a healthy inner life. Today, Markus shares how he overcame imposter syndrome, the clarity of his message and audience, and how it feels when you finally book that popular guest.

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Stories Markus shared:

  • The problem he saw that needed solving
  • Why he chose the podcast name that he did
  • Being a fan of Star Wars
  • Starting in 2018 whether people liked it or not
  • Why he didn't get spiritual formation until later in life
  • Getting over the idea of being a podcaster
  • Buying Podcasting for Dummies
  • The clarity of his audience and mission
  • Learning from others on his show
  • Booking great guests and how that makes him feel
  • Getting books from publishers
  • How podcasting connects you to others

Great quotes from Markus:

I started with less than 10 listeners for months. Then it doubled. Then it doubled again.

Nobody else is going to help you...

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Ruthie Gray of Instagram Insider Hacks

christian podcaster Dec 11, 2020

 

Ruthie Gray is a blogger and host of the Instagram Insider Hacks podcast where she makes Instagram "so easy your mom can do it." Today, Ruthie shares how she overcame understanding all the technology, why you need to share your life on Instagram, and the episode that proves a little work can pay off big. Ruthie says you just need to get started—both podcasting and Instagram—or you will never improve.

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Stories Ruthie shared:

  • Why she is passionate about helping moms
  • Overcoming the obstacle of technology
  • How her podcasts help moms pursuing a vision
  • Why you need to share yourself on social media
  • Making Instagram accessible to moms so they can get their message out
  • The episode that proves how powerful Instagram is
  • Why she doesn't take a ton of time with show notes
  • Why you should just get started

Great quotes from Ruthie:

I don't need to work for five hours on show notes because no one will read them anyway.

You can always...

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Jerry Dugan of Beyond the Rut

christian podcaster Nov 06, 2020

 

Jerry Dugan is one half of the team behind Beyond the Rut. Today, Jerry shares how podcasting has changed in the eight years he's been doing it, how specific to get on your audience, and the value of networking. Jerry is committed to always improving and his podcast helps men do just that. 

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Stories Jerry shared:

  • Meeting up at Podcast Movement and networking
  • How guesting on other shows grows yours
  • Living apart from his family during a pandemic
  • How podcasting has changed since he started 8 years ago
  • The growth of the industry in awareness
  • Getting started with others and overcoming objections
  • His ideal audience (listen to this specificity!)
  • The five areas he wants to influence men to improve
  • Choosing not to be in the Christian category
  • How one great guest connected them to multiple others
  • The guests that impressed him
  • The goals he has for next year

Great quotes from Jerry:

Christ isn't meant to be kept inside this bottle.

We...

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Jennifer Eikenhorst of Accidental Hope

christian podcaster Oct 30, 2020

 Jennifer Eikenhorst is the host of Accidental Hope. She is a mom of four, wife, and a middle school math teacher. Her story changed when she caused an accident that killed someone. Today, Jennifer shares how her podcast gave her a place to share her story, help people like her, and create good out of a tragic situation. Jennifer's podcasting journey reminds us that we can do big things even when we are scared.

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Stories Jennifer shared:

  • Her crazy house including a quarantine puppy
  • Loving dance fitness
  • Getting on bikes with the family
  • Starting her podcast in 2018
  • Tools she didn't know she had that helps with podcasting
  • The tragic car accident that changed her life
  • The pushback she expected when she started her podcast
  • Wrestling with Imposter's Syndrome
  • Reaching for guests she thought would never say yes
  • Her favorite guests on the show
  • Opening up on mental health in the church
  • Starting scared and the joy as a result
  • Starting a YouTube...
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