By Cheval John
If time was made of 💰, would you spend it wisely? To the majority, time is not well spent because they are doing work that they hate only because they have to pay the bills or provide for their family. Nothing is wrong with the above. However, they bring their bitterness and misery of their work to their personal lives and it affects their relationships with their friends and families. The truth is if we spend out time wisely in doing the work that we love, our personal lives will be much more joyful. Even if it will take years to build the business that fulfills your dreams while you are in the work that you hate, at least you will feel much better about yourself because you woken up from the slumber of the 9-5 work week. #entrepreneurship #fulfilling #goals #businessofone #train #station #socialmedia #VallanoMedia
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You want to learn something from a very successful entrepreneur you admire.
You see that they are going to be at an major conference and you decide to spend the money to attend that conference in order to hear from them.
You arrived and hear that entrepreneur speak.
You finally have the opportunity to meet up with that person and chat for a bit.
You exchange business cards and decide to keep in touch.
A few months later after correspondence, you reach out to that same successful entrepreneur to let them know that you will be in town and want to set a time to where you can “pick their brain over coffee.”
When you get a response with “sorry I have to decline your invitation for coffee” you might feel disappointed.
You might believe the person is not very nice and you will want to disassociate with them.
Before you think the above response, consider this:
That certain entrepreneur you admire is focused on finding new ways to deliver value to their customers and in the process, make money.
When you want to “pick their brain” by offering them coffee, that is in reality an insult because they have a family to feed and in their mind, time is money.
The above is why Wendy McClelland decline coffee invitations.
You might be wondering, “If I can’t offer to buy them coffee to learn from them, how can I grow my business and even my personal brand?”
Here is an alternative to the above question.
If you host a live stream show or a podcast, you can invite them to be a guest on your show.
The reason is because you have built an audience that they might want to get their business or product exposed to.
You will have an opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs who overcame doubts and fears to be where they are at in their business.
And you can invite that same entrepreneur who you respect and admire to your show because you build that friendship over the last few months after chatting at that conference.
If I were to ask Winnie Sun to share how she became successful as a financial planner, she would have charge me money because she would have spent her valuable time in sharing her “secrets” to success.
Since I host my show, What’s The Word?, I can interview Winnie and other successful entrepreneurs like Sarah K. Burgess, writer of “Dry Powder”, to share their story of attaining their success in their respective careers.
That is in itself a win-win.
The next question is should you host a live stream show or podcast?
You see that by 2020, 80% of all internet activity will have a video component.
And 57 million Americans are listening to podcasts each month according to Edison Research.
To answer the question, you can do both.
You might think that you don’t have the time to do both a live stream show and a podcast because you have a business to run.
If you are looking for inspiration to start your journey in hosting a show, here are a list of live streamers who are turning their shows into podcasts
Vicky hosts the Mompreneur Show that air Mondays at 1 p.m. eastern, 10 a.m. pacific on Facebook Live
Jennifer Hoverstad and Mitch Jackson
Jennifer and Mitch co-hosts The Show.Live which airs at 4 p.m. eastern, 1 p.m. pacific on Facebook Live. They have grown the show to popularity over a two year span despite changing live streaming platforms (blab abruptly shut down in August of 2016 and huzza.io, which was sold to kickstarter in February 1st of this year and shut down on March 1st.)
Both Mitch and Jennifer are the true examples of perseverance.
Heather Ann Havenwood
Heather is an entrepreneur and is the host of “The Win” podcast.
I already knew about Heather due to her appearance on blab.
However, I found out that she recorded her podcast episode on Blue Jeans Network when Mrs. Sun shared her podcast appearance on Twitter.
Those are the few who are recording their podcasts using Facebook Live.
They are among those who understands that successful entrepreneurs time are valuable and have found a way to learn their “secrets” of success by interviewing them on their shows.
You can leave your comments below if you know of anyone else who are recording their podcasts using live streaming platforms?
By Cheval John
The world of livestreaming has evolved into a major force for social media.
Meerkat, which was the first platform to kickoff the livestreaming revolution in 2015, disappeared earlier this year.
Vine was shutdown while Periscope officially merged into the Twitter platform.
Instagram joined the livestreaming community with Stories, which by the way copied Snapchat.
Facebook’s platform went further by creating live video in their stories platform, which allows anyone to be live for 60 minutes before the video disappears.
And Facebook themselves created their own live streaming platform that allows anyone of their 1 billion plus users to go live on their accounts.
My guess is that Facebook will continue to dominate social media and even be the place where live streamers will broadcast their shows.
Which leads to the unfortunate “demise” of blab when the executives decided to shut down their service and leave many people who were still on the platform scrambling for other platforms to broadcast their shows.
Note that bluejeans network was around for 7 years before they became a major force for live streamers.
Plus, the blue jeans network and huzza.io had the technology that allows anyone to simulcast their shows to facebook live.
Who knows what livestreaming platform will be around in 2017.
In the same manner, many livestreamers have flourished this year.
While some have disappeared from the livestreaming world.
I have decided to create the second annual “Top 10 Livestreamers To Follow In 2017.”
The criteria for making the list above is that a livestreamers show have to broadcast their shows on a weekly basis and also deliver value that solves their audience’s problems.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 livestreamers to follow in 2017.
1. Vicki Fitch
Mrs. Fitch is the direct sales expert and host Vicki Fitch Live on Facebook Live, where she interviews authors and other livestreamers who are making a difference in the world.
2. Ross Brand
Mr. Brand is the host of Livestreaming Universe, a show that features other livestreaming stars in the world.
Mrs. Wilkerson is a 2000 Olympian Gold medalist and is a motivational speaker as well. She served as an analyst for NBC during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. What is impressive is that she has embraced livestreaming and host her own show on Facebook Live on Sunday nights.
Jennifer host her popular Jenny Q Show on Facebook Live, where she interviews authors and livestreamers.
She moved her show to Facebook way before the shutdown of blab.
Mr. Jackson is the co-host of “The Show Live” and is know as the livestreaming lawyer.
Mrs. Hoverstad is the other co-host of “The Show” and is herself an attorney
Camila is the vice president of the Gulf State Home Buyers. She produces livestreaming videos on Snapchat to show her clients the process of buying a house.
Melodee, known as “Master Mel” is a fifth degree blackbelt and a TEDX speaker
Victoria is the owner of Blend Social and provide advice about livestreaming and business on Snapchat.
She is one of the founders of the upcoming Summit Live UK
10. Sarah Moore
Stacy is the host of Bible News Radio and host of Periscope VIP with Stacy Lynn Harp
Mr. Kapos is the owner of Perfection Chocolates in Sydney, Australia
His shows on Periscope transformed the company into a “global” brand.
The co-founders of Aftermarq host a weekly recap show about the changing world of livestreaming and social media called Afterthoughts
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