This week Jessica and Corey welcome podcaster and entrepreneur, Natalie Eckdahl of BizChix to the show. Natalie is a seasoned podcaster, successful business person, and devoted mother who manages to not only find time to balance her business and life, but is a coach and inspirational figure for helping hundreds of others like her.
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[01:30] The Podcast Producers is recorded after hours on Thursdays as a fun, personal project.
[03:00] Is Corey addicted to Tic Tacs?
[03:55] When is it time to change things up in your podcast show format?
[05:30] Natalie Eckdahl is today’s guest, and friend of the show.
[06:55] Does everybody want to hug Corey?
[07:32] - ADVERTISEMENT - Season 2 is sponsored by PODCAST MOVEMENT
[09:40] Today’s guest, Natalie Eckdahl is welcomed on the show...again?
[13:45] Natalie has a tough time turning off her entrepreneurial mind, and needs to intentionally eliminate distractions related to work.
[16:45] Turning off or not checking email - be careful to wait for work to come to you. Though it makes you feed “needed”, it’s a very inefficient way to work.
[20:00] Natalie speaks to where she finds the talent and creativity in helping podcasters align their business with their podcast.
[24:30] Jessica and Natalie talk about the evolution of business podcasts in the last 3 years, including how BizChix is mixing up the format.
[27:20] Should podcasters replay old episodes instead of making fresh content?
[30:45] Wait, where the heck is Corey?
[35:30] Lots of podcasters podfade, and Natalie shares some anecdotal stats.
[40:00] When are “seasons” appropriate for your show format?
[43:30] Natalie shares some of her more vulnerable moments and how to she gets past impostor syndrome.
[48:20] Private Facebook groups are an amazing support system for podcasters, and entrepreneurs alike.
[51:30] There is a growing need for higher-level podcasting groups for those who want to go beyond the basics.