Sometimes you can get the impression that your interviewee would rather be having root canal surgery than be in a podcast. They know their stuff, they can become animated and passionate when talking about it, but once you turn up with your microphone reluctance even dread can take over. When this happens then it's time to chill out. Relax. Chat about anything. Ease your way to a gentle conversation about the subject of the podcast, but make sure you leave the recorder running... 3 mins 37 secs
It's never been easier to make a podcast. It's like baking a cake; get the ingredients, follow the standard recipe and voila! So if you fancy doing it yourself, then our message is "go for it!" Will your podcast be great? Maybe. Is every cake baked Cordon Bleu standard? Some yes, others... Nonetheless, we are keen to promote the use of podcasting as a leadership tool in any way we can. So if your preference is to D-I-Y, then do have a go. Let us know how you get on. Want some (free!) advice on getting going, get in touch. 3 mins 39 secs
The secret to a great leadership podcast? It's actually no different to communicating via any medium - start with a clear communication strategy. Sounds obvious, but it's commonly missed. 3 mins 32 secs
Regular podcast listeners love long ones. Some will not listen if there's less than 30 minutes content. But in business it can be a very different story - time is precious and listeners need to be sure that listening is going to be worth it. 4 mins 35 secs.
People want to get to know their leaders. They want to understand where leaders are coming from and hear how they arrived at ideas and decisions. They want to know the person behind the message. Podcasting is the perfect way to do this. 04 mins 16 secs
A key advantage of modern open-plan office design is cross-team, cross-functional interaction and idea sharing. But what about extending these conversations globally? Maybe podcasting can help. 03 mins 20 secs
When leaders ponder how to globally replicate direct conversation as a way to communicate ideas, that is when someone will suggest - "how about a podcast?" 4 mins 02 secs
Paul and Kurt on why they want to share their thoughts on how podcasting can help leaders connect, engage and achieve true dialogue.