By Hosting an Internet Radio Talk Show you can become a “Thought Leader” in your Industry. Talk Show Hosts are always perceived as Experts & Credible sources.
A thought leader is a recognized leader in one’s field.
Let me tell you a short story about what brought me to hosting an internet radio show. I shifted careers 2010. I started selling a Multi-Level Marketing Product. Part of this process was doing presentations in people homes. I have to tell you that I was so bad that after the presentation I didn’t even understand what I was selling. So I started going to networking groups and giving my 30 second commercial to see if that worked. I found that I was just another business owner in a large group trying to show my expertise. I struggled with this whole concept of being sold by almost everyone I spoke with. Someone suggested that doing an internet radio show would help me to do one on one’s a little differently and also be able speak better at presentations. I start asking business owners to be guest on my show so that I could help them market themselves and show what separated them from everyone else. I started inviting local charities to the show to raise awareness. I found out everything about the owners of the businesses and charities. It gave my listeners a chance to make a connection with the guest.
I made it a habit not to sell on my show. I just get marketing my guest. In just one year’s time I have built more recognition and a lot of people know who I am in Houston, across the country and now around the world. I’ve have over 50,000 people listen to my shows in one year.
Imagine if I had known how to use my Internet Radio Platform to sell my product or services. I think that it would have really excelled my business.
I have now become a “Thought Leader” in my industry. That means that I have taken the first step needed. Thought leadership requires a spirit of generosity of one’s time, intelligence and knowledge. It requires a trust that by being open with what you know, and by sharing your time and knowledge, the world will reward your efforts. With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you on your way to being a “Thought Leader”: By hosting an Internet Radio Show.
- (Reach a Wide Audience) – You create a national, and even international, audience for your message, your passion, and /or your business, while increasing your customer base.
- (Connect to Prospects) – Your own show results in incredible networking opportunities for you with your guest, leading to enhanced business opportunities – making more money.
- (Be the Expert) – The one thing I found that hosting an internet radio show helps create validity and establish expertise. Having your own show also results in incredible networking opportunities.
- (Passing the Gate Keeper) - How hosting an internet radio show allows you to invites business owners to be a guest on your show. It allows you the pre-interview, the interview and the follow-up interview. All allowing you to build know, like and trust relationship with business owners who might need your services.
In the last two years I have experience a big difference from when I first started networking and giving my 30 second commercial. My show has provided a lot of opportunities in different networking arenas around town. I have to be honest you still have to focus on what you can provide for others. You can’t go around selling to everyone that will listen. But you can create a platform that will bring people to your services. I think everyone wants to buy they just don’t want to be sold.
This has allowed me to build know, like and trust with a lot more people. I think that if you’re a business owner offering a product or a service there is no better way to become an expert than the platform that internet radio provides.
Internet Radio is one of the fastest growing media of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through increased internet access growing a global Audience.
If you have ever thought this something you can’t do or you just don’t have the time for then rethink it. Tough Talk Radio Network makes hosting your own show easy.