033: Podcasting as a Networking Tool with Jeff Brown

Welcome back to Build Your Network with Travis Chappell. The guest today is Jeff Brown. For nearly 30 years, Jeff has earned his living behind a microphone, first as an award-winning broadcaster and now as an award-nominated podcaster, consultant and speaker. In 2013 Jeff launched the Read to Lead Podcast, a 3-time Best Business Podcast nominee featuring interviews with today’s best business book authors including Dr. Henry Clout, Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Gary Vaynerchuck, Simon Sinek, Chris Brogan, Brian Tracey, Dan Miller and over 100 more. Jeff has leveraged his experience as a former on-air personality to not only forge a successful path for his own podcast, but to coach and mentor numerous other award-winning and nominated podcasters as well. Additionally he’s worked with several multi-million dollar businesses on the launch of their podcasts, and has even consulted the US Government. In 2016, Jeff was even tapped by the largest university in Tennessee to begin teaching their new podcasting course. Jeff and his work have been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur and Hubspot, the blogs of Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Jeff Goins and Social Media Explorer, as well as publications like the National Business Journal, The Tennessean and over 100 other blogs and podcasts. Jeff currently lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Annie, and their three dachshunds.

Here’s what Travis and Jeff discuss in this episode:

  • The smartest decision Jeff ever made
  • Why Jeff chose podcasting
  • How Jeff has monetized a podcast
  • How having a podcast has been an effective networking tool that enabled Jeff to grow his inner circle
  • The power of doing what you do with excellence and consistency and the great side-effects of doing that
  • The difference in listener attention between podcasts, videos and blogs
  • How Jeff met Alan Alda from M*A*S*H*
  • Why Jeff believes in developing relationships for their own sake
  • The value of being a proponent of other people’s work and being intentional, consistent and altruistic in your promotion of it
  • The reason Jeff prefers conferences to networking events
  • The importance of getting outside your comfort zone as a step towards doing amazing things
  • How mentorships and masterminds have been crucial to Jeff’s journey
  • A glimpse at Jeff’s morning routine

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