Our guest this week is Bob Waltenspiel, co-founder of the Podcast Detroit network and host of several podcasts, among them, IT in the D, a podcast that’s helping IT professionals across the US.
The podcast grew out of an idea Bob had for a different kind of networking group. He wanted something that resembled an anti-Chamber of Commerce for people that were doing the same thing he was doing.
In this episode he’ll tell us how he increased the reach of his networking group and established reputation in his industry and the podcast community without ever writing a business plan.
On today’s podcast…
2:00 – The origins of the podcast and how he turned it into a business
6:49 – Bob is creating the Anti-Chamber of Commerce called the Career Academy
13:39 – What keeps people from creating alternative networking groups?
19:00 – Why Bob doesn’t let “That Guy” into his networking events?
22:00 – Don’t sell at the tradeshow
26:30 – The Podcast Detroit Network
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