Hello Shareable listeners, Oprah’s here and today we’re pulling back the curtain. But before we begin, you must choose the blue pill or the red pill.
That’s right we’re taking you into the Matrix today with our guest Tom Schwab.
Tom is a podcaster, on our podcast, talking about his company that helps other people get featured on…you guessed it, podcasts.
Very meta, we know. 💁
Tom is the founder of Interview Valet, a company that helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, and soloprenuers get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into leads.
Friends, this episode touches on something that the Shareable team strongly champions as one of the most important unseen benefits of podcasting. Jeff and Tom talk about the true value of relationships. This episode, in true Shareable fashion, enters vulnerable territory with Tom about one of the most influential people in his life. Just go ahead and give it a listen, we know you’ll find this one very Shareable.
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How Tom uses tech:
Tom is an early adopter, who rates himself a struggling seven in his ease of using technology. He’s not a digital native, but a digital migrant, and an enthusiastic learner.
As a fresh college grad in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Tom’s relationship with technology started during his first job running nuclear power plants, which is where he learned not to focus on the actual tech, but on its use as a tool.
Because technology changes so rapidly, Tom learned to understand it, but not to bow down before it.
Eventually, he left the Navy for the corporate world and quickly learned that business had changed and connections were being built online. His previous business was one of the first e-commerce services that used inbound marketing.
Learning the ins-and-outs of content marketing lead Tom to see the advantages of content creation, ultimately leading him to podcasting.
What he wishes he’d learned earlier:
Don’t reinvent the wheel.
What is the skill of the future:
Actually learning. The world is changing fast, and you need to keep up.
Apps in his Dock:
Audible, Overcast FM, Evernote, Google Apps
One app he can’t live without:
Last Social Media left standing:
One book you should read:
Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
To read other people’s minds.
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CONNECT WITH TOM
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Caroline, our Producer.
Thanks for everything you do to make this show happen.
Ray, our Audio Engineer.
Thanks for cleaning up our voices and adding all that sexy production value.
This one was for you. Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you.