Podcasting has gone from the realm of the backyard hobbyist to now a mainstream way for experts in all industries and areas of interest to reach out to their customers over the Internet. If you’re currently in, or thinking about going into business, the following 5 business podcasts are a must, to maximize your efforts and be the best you can be every single day.
1. Cardone Zone
Grant Cardone is the epitome of the American dream. He’s a sales and marketing expert, who comes to us several times a week in his Cardone Zone podcast to offer tips and tricks on how to sell better, how to provide million-dollar-level customer service, how to feel better about yourself, and get out of whatever funk you might find yourself in currently.
His rags-to-riches story, and no-nonsense, unabashed motivational style is sure to get you moving forward with your goals. His tagline “Success is your responsibility, your obligation, your duty” is very much indicative of what to expect when you listen to his podcast. Don’t expect any ego-stroking silliness with Grant; he tells you what to do and leaves you to it.
2. Bulletproof Radio
Biohacker and silicon valley startup expert, Dave Asprey is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee. He covers everything related to optimizing your performance to absolutely kill it at everything you do in his podcast, Bulletproof Radio. His unique coffee recipe is a hit with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Brandon Routh, Dr. Bronner and a host of others.
Dave’s biohacking tips are a must if you’re an entrepreneur interested in attaining a state of high performance, but he doesn’t just stop there. The entrepreneurial-minded advice is scattered throughout each show, including interviews with the likes of business moguls like Dan Pena, Tim Ferriss, Lewis Howes, Peter Sage, Brian Rose, Tim Corley – on the list is a who’s who in business, marketing and personal development.
3. Smart Passive Income
In Smart Passive Income, Serial entrepreneur and online marketing guinea pig, Pat Flynn, tests different Internet marketing strategies, apps and other various tools, to bring you information about what works and what doesn’t with online marketing and sales, in a no nonsense fashion.
The topics he delves into are relevent to everyone from the Internet marketing newbie to the seasoned vet looking for a way to break in to social selling, website creation, keyword optimization, branding, and a whole slew of other topics. He frequently interviews notables in the online space such as Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuck. Though he doesn’t post a new episode weekly or daily these days, his content is still worth the watch or listen.
4. This is Your Life
Michael Hyatt has a very laid back approach to motivating everyone from entrepreneurs, artists and 9 – 5er’s looking for a change in their lives. He’s the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, a Christian-based off-shoot of Harper Collins that publishes religious material. Michael also wrote the NYT bestseller “Get Noticed in a Noisy World”.
Through his podcast, This is Your Life, he delves into interesting entrepreneurial topics such as leadership, dealing with adversity, working with different personality types, organizing your workload, social media optimization, expanding your blog following, and much more. Very relaxed, non-confrontational style of delivering information, if you’re not into the in-your-face type of approach.
5. Ask Gary Vee Podcast
Last, but never least on any of my lists, is Gary Vaynerchuk. He may well be the most popular of all these podcasters, certainly the funniest. For any of you who read my blog regularly, you know that Gary Vee is a favorite of mine. His Ask Gary Vee podcast, his best-selling “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” book, and his all-round witty style of delivering essential online marketing wisdom just can’t be compared to any other expert out there.
He’s a self-proclaimed and widely-noted social media and wine tasting expert, a highly regarded entrepreneur and business turnaround specialist, and a proponent of delivering the highest value possible to the marketplace for ultimate business success. Weekly topics include content creation, social media optimization, time management, startup advice, emerging trends, technology, apps, and regular rants on the state of the economy and anything else that might be bothering Gary at the time!