Relationship Marketing: How to Secure Guests Who Become Allies

Do you want to grow better relationships with market influencers?

Are you wondering if interviewing people can help your business?

To learn how interviewing people can help build power relationships for your business, I interview John Lee Dumas for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview John Lee Dumas, author of the book Podcast Launch and host of the EntrepreneurOnFire podcast—a top-ranked business podcast. John’s podcast is a daily show and he has interviewed more than 600 business owners!

John shares how he got started with his podcast, how he attracts so many top guests and why he chose his format and niche.

You’ll discover the benefits that come from the relationships you build through podcasts before, during and after the show is released.

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John’s interview technique when he first started out

John explains that he had to work at his interview technique every single day. The very first interviews he ever did were for the EntrepreneurOnFire podcast.

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John’s very first episode for EntrepreneurOnFire.

He says that if you listen to his first 50 episodes, it’s obvious that he was new to it.

Before John started his own podcast, he loved listening to the likes of Andrew Warner of Mixergy, Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income and David Siteman Garland of Rise To The Top. He noticed that nobody was doing a 7-day-a-week show, and decided to give it a go.

Although he knew he wouldn’t be great in the beginning, he knew he had to start somewhere. So he reached out to people in the space to see if they would talk to him.

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The first nine people John interviewed for his show.

You’ll hear why John batch-processes his interviews for the week ahead, and how many episodes he did before he felt like he had settled in. John is now around the 608th episode mark.

When you host a podcast, you need to come across as authentic. John advises anyone who is hesitant to host a show to just start talking into a microphone and have some fun.

Listen to the show to find out why you don’t have to edit out every imperfection when you first start out.

The underlying premise to the strategy for EntrepreneurOnFire

John says that he truly wanted to build a lifestyle business that he could be passionate about. To be able to do this, he knew he had to grow an audience. He had to become a leader in a particular area, industry and niche.

When John listened to podcasts, he connected with them straightaway. He felt like he was having close relationships with the hosts and their guests—people he had never met. He says it’s like being the third person in a conversation when you listen to these shows.

john lee dumas listening to podcast

Listening to podcasts is a very intimate experience.

For John to be able to do a show, he knew he had to be a little bit different and come up with a unique selling proposition. This is when he had his “Ah-ha” moment for a 7-day-a-week podcast. He realized that if he could interview the likes of Amy Porterfield and Adam Baker, and get them to share their journey on his platform, then he could potentially build his audience.

You’ll hear what John did to help him overcome his fear of rejection so he could build his platform from day one.

Listen to the show to hear the story behind how John and I first connected.

How interviewing the pros has helped John’s business

John’s goal from the very beginning has been to interview people who not only talk about what they are successful with right now, but also share their failings along the way. John really wanted to break it down so it would connect with his listeners in an intimate way.

john lee dumas microphone

John gets guests to open up about their entrepreneurial failures and what got them to that “Ah-ha” moment.

Many of his guests realize at the end of the interview that they have never shared their journey before with their own audience.

You’ll hear why John’s guests are one of the main reasons why his podcast became a top 10 business podcast and was awarded Best in iTunes in 2013.

Listen to the show to discover how John helps his guests spread the word about his show.

Why the EntrepreneurOnFire Monthly Income Report is shared with the public

John explains how he has always admired Pat Flynn, and that one of the things Pat does is share his monthly income on his Smart Passive Income blog. John was amazed by this and loved how Pat was so transparent with what works and what doesn’t work for his business.

So back in September 2013, John and Kate (the content creator and community manager for EntrepreneurOnFire) made the decision to do the same thing.

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The monthly income reports for EntrepreneurOnFire.

These reports include every single way that they monetize all of their different income streams and also break down every dollar amount they spend. This information is then published every month. This allows people to see what works for John, with the hope that they can emulate his successes.

You’ll find out how this information can further help other entrepreneurs build their own businesses, and at the same time attract more business for John.

Listen to the show to find out the number-one question most people asked John when he started out with podcasting as a business.

Some of the unrealized benefits of interviewing people 

John says that the relationships he built with the people he interviewed have been incredible. Giving them a platform to share their experiences has led John to speak at conferences.

You’ll hear all of the high-profile conferences where John has been invited to speak because of the relationships that have blossomed from his show.

john lee dumas speaking

John is now invited to speak all over the world.

John explains that when he first started out, he received major feedback from people like Cliff Ravenscraft and Jamie Tardy. He was able to apply this feedback to his business to make it a success.

The main thing that both Cliff and Jamie were concerned about was how John would find enough guests for his show.

You’ll hear at what point John didn’t have to worry about lining up guests for his show anymore.

Listen to the show to find out how many entrepreneurs a month on average contact John to be on his show.

How John got people on his show in the beginning

John explains how it all began at BlogWorld New York in 2012. It was the first conference he ever attended, and an opportunity to engage with other attendees in the online entrepreneurial world.

It was when he sat in the front row listening to some amazing speakers that he realized he wanted them on a show. So he waited around after the sessions finished and approached them to ask questions and start that initial contact.

blogworld 2012 speakers

BlogWorld New York was the start of John’s journey into the podcast world.

You’ll hear how he got the initial “yes” out of most of them face to face, and what he did to follow up with others he didn’t manage to connect with.

Today, John doesn’t attend as many conferences, but he still manages to fit in four to six per year. He still likes to attend a few, as it’s a great way to meet industry leaders and make those connections.

Listen to the show to find out one of the ways John loves to pay it forward.

How to build key alliances after you interview guests

A great example of how a key alliance has benefitted John in a very powerful way is the relationship he has developed with Lewis Howes.

John explains that he has always admired Lewis from afar for a very long time. He’s a guy who pursues his dream and has achieved so much in life so far.

the school of greatness

John was desperate to get Lewis Howes on his show.

So John reached out to Lewis on multiple occasions to try to track him down for an interview. Once he got a confirmed booking, John prepared like crazy for the interview. It was after the interview that John suggested to Lewis that he should get his voice out there too and start his own podcast.

John helped him come up with the launch for the School of Greatness podcast, and Lewis then mentored John one-on-one for 6 months.

The relationship between them not only led to them dominating the iTunes chart, but iTunes contacted them to say that they could start a network together, which they called the Integrity Network. It has given them both incredible additional exposure.

the integrity network

The Integrity Network is a handful of entrepreneurial podcasts.

You never know what can come from these interviews, even before, during or after the release. Be strategic about it and amazing things will happen.

Listen to the show to discover how John got my attention after I had been on his show.

Advice when going after high-profile people

John says that the first thing you must do is launch your podcast and get it out there. Initially get some people on the show you can practice with and just have a fun time. This will help you get more comfortable with your interview technique.

You have to build some momentum and traction before you can even consider having any high-profile guests on your show.

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Don’t invite high-profile guests onto your show right away.

Cliff Ravenscraft has a great stat that he likes to share—”90% of podcasts never make it past episode 7.”

Many high-level entrepreneurs are approached a lot to be on shows, and when they see that you are in pre-launch or you don’t have 10 episodes under your belt, they will start to question if you are the 10% who will make it past episode 7. The answer is probably not.

John advises that once you are comfortable and settled in, you should then keep your eyes open. You’ll find out how John was able to attract Seth Godin and Tim Ferris onto his show, and why it helped for him to have nearly 50 episodes already launched at that point.

john lee dumas image for podcast

Check out the full podcast episode with John Lee Dumas.

Listen to the show to find why it’s important to put yourself in the position of the person you want on your show.

Take a Picture: Win Time With Mike!

For the first time ever on the Social Media Marketing podcast, I’ve decided to run a fun contest.

I would love it if you would take a picture of where you are when you listen to the show, and share it with me below in the comment area.

The person I will pick as the winner will receive an autographed copy of my book Launch AND will get 30 minutes with me on Skype to talk about ANYTHING related to their business.

Here’s how:

1. Take a pic of yourself listening to my show using your smartphone.
2. Scroll to the comments section and click on the little picture of a mountain under the words “Join the discussion…” (this works on a mobile phone) and upload the pic and leave a comment.

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Click here to add your picture in the comments section below.

I will look at all of these pictures and will pick a winner within 7 days of the launch of this podcast episode.

If you’re late to the show, then still drop a photo in there for the fun of it, as I would love to see your picture. It helps me to understand where in the world people are listening to this show and I think it’ll be a lot of fun. It’s something that I have never tried before, and it would be really cool if you’d consider doing something like that.

So go ahead and leave your comment and photo below.

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  • Bernard Loo

    Hi! I’m from Mauritius!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Nice office Bernard :)

  • Darcy pattison

    5:30 am morning walk in North Little Rock, AR. Too dark for a good photo, so I stopped under a street light for a shot of my shadow. I am your Dark Shadows listener. : )
    Great show. I recommended it on my blog this week at darcypattison.com/blog

  • http://www.lucascookguitar.com/ Lucas Cook

    Hi from Brighton in the UK. Love your podcast.

  • Guest

    Hi, I am from Mumbai, India.

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Honored to consider you a friend and mentor Michael. I love the community and team you have built here…GO SME!!!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks John!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Lucas!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Cool, and you are taking notes :)

  • Katha

    Thanks,Yes I always do specially while listening Podcast. I love Social Media Examiner.

  • Jeff Stephens

    Where I always listen to podcasts…my “office”. Another awesome show today Mr. Stelzner! I applied these techniques recently myself. :-)

  • Jeff Stephens

    pic didn’t work…here goes again…I suck. lol

  • Timlewis808

    Hi! I am Tim from London in the UK! I listen on Sonos – so no headphones!

  • Timlewis808

    I have the same problem. Not sure if it just takes a while to post the photo though. Disqus is not great handling new users!

  • Timlewis808

    Trying photo again.

  • Jeff Stephens

    Awesome as usual John. Continue to be an inspiration to all of us out here grinding for passion.

  • Jeff Stephens

    Yeah, now I doubly suck since the original pic DID show. lol. I’m going to go sit in the corner now.

  • Timlewis808

    Don’t blame yourself, I did the same. Moral: be patient!

  • http://jeffkorhan.com Jeff Korhan

    I listen during my morning workout. I’m now back in my Chicago, office but still cooling down. :)

  • http://wheretigerswill.wordpress.com Will Laohoo

    I’m from Mercer County, NJ! Greetings! My day job has nothing to do with social media, but the material interests me, and I help family members’ businesses a little with social media.

  • Shelia

    Another great episode Michael. It’s a nice warm day in Texas and I would love the opportunity to talk shop with you before I end up here :)

  • Guest

    Social Media Examiner is one of the first sites I go to each morning. Love your posts and podcasts. Thanks for great content.

  • lecharles

    Cheers from Paris Mike. Taking the day off, enjoying the show and on my way to Reims: City of champagne! Kudos SME!!

  • http://www.thesocialsyndicate.com/ The Social Syndicate

    Michael, SME and your podcasts are always a great source of inspiration. Wishing you continued success. Best, Michael

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks so much!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Very creative Shelia!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Will!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Jeff! And love that Launch is on your shelf!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Tim (sideways) :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    I hope you were at a light when you took this Jeff :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Darcy – All I see is black :)

  • http://jeffkorhan.com Jeff Korhan

    Yes it is. You’ve got good eyes! Photo is a little grainy – light bulb went out this morning.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey folks,

    If you are submitting your picture, it might take a sec to show up, so give it time. If you include a link it will go into moderation.

  • Timlewis808

    It was hard enough for me to post at all for some reason :-)
    Btw on an iPad in landscape your social button bar can sometimes cover up the article, not sure what you can do about it, but keep in mind next time you are redesigning your jungle hangout.

  • KristiGarrett

    I listen on the way to my day job — but am launching a food blog in July that came to fruition SOLELY because of what I learned at Social Media Marketing World 2014. I’d love to pick your brain some more to help secure a successful launch. Love the podcast!

  • http://www.krissheppardmagic.com/ Kris Sheppard

    Great episode! I love EOfire, it helps keep me inspired.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Tim

  • http://www.krissheppardmagic.com/ Kris Sheppard

    So, yeah, I like to work upside down. It’s just this thing I do that helps me think creatively. Yeah, that’s it. Creatively!

  • Jeff Stephens

    It’s DC! Of course I was sitting in traffic. Haha

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Kris!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks so much Kristi!

  • Sunset Vertti

    I love your work! Thank you for everything :D

  • http://superfoodsbron.com/ Didier Lienard

    Repeating visitor from Belgium, Thank you for delivering valuable content.

  • Ronis Gracie

    My favorite marketing podcast. Hello from Rio, Brazil.

  • http://www.dadrenaline.com/ Christopher Pilon

    Loving the show…as always!

    Chris Pilon
    http://www.dadrenaline.com

  • Ronis Gracie

    Ops. Here it is, at the office.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Ronis!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hi Dider!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Sunset!

  • http://www.ageofmontessori.org/ Deborah Lynch

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for all the great, hands-on podcasts and Social Media Examiner online conferences! Living and occasionally working remotely in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana, Wearing several hats, I am a web designer/developer, e-learning specialist and also a social media manager for http://www.ageofmontessori.org in Bozeman, MT.

    By attending a few of your online conferences, in 2011, and 2012, I created our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MontessoriOnlineTraining. and integrated some of the ideas into our social strategy. You have provided such great information and we are grateful to be prospering.

    So looking forward to listening to your podcasts and reading your blogs.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share:)

    Deborah Lynch

  • Gary Carpenter

    I listen to you because I am so tired of doing this, and don’t want to do it for the rest of my life.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet Gary! Is that a huge tablet I see there?

  • Steve Nathan

    Hi Michael. Listening on my daily walk up Te Mata peak in hawkes bay nz.

  • http://www.sharktankpodcast.net/ Shark Tank Podcast

    Can I submit my vote for Gary! Keep grinding man… (And I never saw a painter with such clean clothes…must be early)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Ronis!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for walking with me Steve!

  • http://www.thelocalfilmnetwork.com TLFNDan

    Listening in from Cambridge, England.
    Keep up the great content.

  • http://www.thelocalfilmnetwork.com TLFNDan

    Listening in from Cambridge!
    This podcast was truly insightful.

  • Jeremy David VanHooser

    On lunch rocking out to some Social Media Examiner and walking through the park in my MSU Denver T-shirt.

  • http://www.pixelhappy.com/ Steve Young

    Hey @mikestelzner:disqus and @JohnLeeDumas:disqus. Great show. Pushups while listening to this episode!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks Katha! Appreciate you tuning in!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks Jeff…that means a lot!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    You are an ANIMAL Jeff…LOVE it!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Time for a Podcast Will :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    LOVE it Shelia!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I love seeing all the listeners Michael..what a great idea! Thanks for sharing mystery guest!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I was just in Paris last week! Oui Parie!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Glad you enjoyed TSS!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    eyes on the road..love it! Think of an Audio Blog (Podcast) accompanying your your Food blog Kristi! Just turn your blog posts into audio!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    LOVE it Kris, and thanks for the kind words!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks Sunset!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Yay Dider…thanks!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Its the best Ronis!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Jeff Moore

    John and Kate are genuinely two of the most giving and passionate value providers I have ever met. I always find myself rooting for them. I am honored to call them my friends.

  • http://www.proyectaprint.com/ Jose Melgar

    Hi Michael, this is Jose Melgar, from the Henkel facilities in Guatemala. I’ve been a follower since I found your podcast.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks so much Chris!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks so much for sticking with me all this time Deborah!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Yeah, England!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Nice park, thanks Jeremy!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Work it Steve! :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet! Thanks for stopping by Steve!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Wow! Thanks for listening Jose!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Love the UK! Go to the UK Podcasters Conference!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    YAY! Nice grass!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    you are BUFF!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Hey! Thats our old place :-) Jeff, I had the T-Bone last night…UNREAL

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I love Guate and lived there for 4 months! Lake Attitlan…amazing place :-)

  • Jeremy David VanHooser

    Yeah I love Denver for the great parks and outdoor spaces. If you’re looking for a great place to host Social Media Marketing World.

  • http://www.thelocalfilmnetwork.com TLFNDan

    I would love to!
    What are the dates?

  • Jeremy David VanHooser

    That would have been from the last week monsoon and the beautiful sun this week.

  • http://www.productiveinsights.com/ Ash

    Hey John,

    I LOVE your show and your enthusiasm.

    I am a huge fan and a keen Podcasters Paradise Proponent. (how’s that for alliteration???!!)

    :-)

  • Darcy Pattison

    Afraid of that. I processed it a bit and here it is again. PIcs are hard at 5:30 am, but listening to podcasts is easy.
    Darcy

  • http://jeffkorhan.com Jeff Korhan

    Just trying to keep up with the other animals in the Social Media Jungle John!

  • Gary Carpenter

    Just my old Nexus 7.

  • Ron Larimer

    I’m listening in the drive through at 9:30 at night getting my kids milk shakes.

  • Bonnie Frank

    Hi there from St. Louis, Missouri!

  • Gary Carpenter

    Haha! I was just doing some touch up. Thanks for the vote.

  • http://www.logratudream.com Arturo Nava

    Thanks for the great insights John and Michael ! You guys are awesome ! John- your http://www.logratudream.com/iTunes podcast episode is coming up on Monday ! Very excited ! -Arturo Nava, Founder Logra Tu Dream podcast

  • http://www.theoverwhelmedbrain.com/ Paul Colaianni | TheOverwhelme

    Ha ha, another phenomenal interview with John Lee Dumas. Nice to hear him on the other side of the mic. Love the transparency and the amazing story of his journey. Future millionaire in the making… Always an inspiration. May have to listen to this one again!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Ash,

    You.Are.The.Man

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Strawberry please!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Bonnie in St. Louie…I feel like that should be a song :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Yay! That was a great ep!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Paul…love your positivity my man…and as always appreciate the support!

  • KristiGarrett

    Great idea, John. As soon as I get all the moving parts nailed down (mixed metaphor much?), I’ll consider a podcast. Quite a lot to do for now!

  • http://www.krissheppardmagic.com/ Kris Sheppard

    High five for working like a bat! :)

  • http://appreneurwave.com/ Myles Saulibio

    Aloha and Mahalo Michael! I’m Myles coming at ya from the Dubai area (home away, away from home in the Central Florida area)…”Spot on” epic blog post and you have captured EOF’s success journey like no other. Bro John and Partner Kate have seize the day as his podcast audience each have a court-side seat. This is just the beginning of establishing a relationship so much so that listeners will go to extreme measures to download podcasts in remote villages. John leaves many listeners with feelings as if they are hearing his voice on the topic of entrepreneurship for the first time every session through unique conversations with the movers and shakers. The relationship John and Kate set out endures and sustains itself through their systems including a Mastermind, Podcaster’s Paradise, and ultimately enclosed within a framework of transparency. John is the real thing and he hits the sweet-spot and is no flash-in-the pan for sure. As for me, I love listening to John while I hammer out my daily mileage (dream: 7 marathons on 7 continents; half accomplished this year). He and his guests are my running companions…I pictured him running 15 miles in San Francisco…We’re fired up!

  • Steven Parry

    Michael and John,

    Thanks both of your shows rock and I listen to both of them all the time. Thanks for teaching and keeping me “pumped up while pumping iron”

  • Steven Parry

    Does the pic have to be approved…. or is it not attaching :/

  • lecharles

    Any plans to come back to France/Europe? Joined the FireNation
    yesterday ;) Also have a love story with Chile so very much enjoyed that episode. Un saludo!

  • http://Businesstochangetheworld.com Brad

    Hi Michael and John,
    Really jazzed about relationship marketing in podcasting. I have a dozen interviews recorded for my church podcast http://www.hoosierunitedmethodist.com, which launches next week, (all based on relationship marketing). I listened to this episode at 4am in my dark living room with my 16 year old son crashed on the couch after a long night out (wow). I would love to have both you guys on my upcoming podcast http://www.businesstochangetheworld.com which focuses on how biz can serve causes. I would spend 30 minutes with you recording an interview for this podcast and getting referrals for building relationships with like minded entrepreneurs.
    As a podcast paradiser I’m truly pumped to dive head first into podcasting for cause.
    Thanks for good value today.
    Brad
    Indianapolis

  • http://ungvaripeter.hu/ Peter Ungvári

    Hungary, listening to this episode while baking with little brother to father’s bday. I think I’ll listen to it again – I’m pretty bad at multitasking :)
    FYI I’m the one on the right.

  • kwimmer

    I’m listening while getting the laundry done.

  • http://www.green-umbrella.biz/ Julia Doherty

    In not so sunny England… Yes, it’s wet! But I love listening to SME on my morning walk with the dog.

  • http://www.green-umbrella.biz/ Julia Doherty

    Trying again! Pic didn’t load from my iPhone.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Cool Ron, hope the kids were not bored :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Bonnie

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Myles! Well said

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Steven for listening at the gym! :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Peter! Are you guys making cookies?

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Nothing like a podcast to make laundry go by quick huh? Thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Julia – It was great walking with you and your dog :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    That’s more like it :)

  • Robert Charlemagne

    Hi! Rob here from London UK, So glad I found this. Look forward to a chat with you.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Brad – Congrats on the launch of your upcoming show!

  • Pat Brix

    Good morning and have a great weekend from Chicago!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Pat – Looks like you are working this weekend huh

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Robert! Thanks for listening

  • http://ungvaripeter.hu/ Peter Ungvári

    Yes, and we’ve finished. :)

  • Pat Brix

    This was from yesterday but finally able to upload it, lol. Wanted to make sure I uploaded a picture of where I listen to your show. It also looks like I work in the same building as @krissheppard:disqus, lol! Keep up the great work @mikestelzner:disqus!

  • http://stevenstromick.com/ Steven Stromick

    Hi Michael and John

    Great podcast! Looking forward to meeting you both one day. My pic from my home office which I plan to soon be able to make my permanent office.

  • Anisul Islam

    Michael and John..you guys are truly the pioneer! High five from a fan from Bangladesh :)

  • FireStarters

    Mercy John, what an epic post!! Outstanding wealth of info here, it’s an entire course worth right here. Great call on asking for the pictures to be posted here. John, you are a rising superstar, I’m excited to watch the next parts of the universe Entrepreneur on Fire will reach next!

  • http://www.emprendedoruniversal.com Emilio Rodriguez

    Not only me, but my dog also love to listen to Michael, especially when interviewing one of my favorite person ever and my mentor, John Lee Dumas.

  • Alex

    Making pancakes for the family and listen to Social Media Marketing!

  • http://appreneurwave.com/ Myles Saulibio

    Mahalo Bro Michael…I am fully ignited in this 111 degree heat for sure. I think my iPhone nearly melted from the heat or is it John’s episodes?

  • http://www.familylifeuniversity.org/ Eric Dingler

    Mowing my yard. Thanks for another great episode.

  • Neal Taparia

    Hi from the suburbs of NYC!

  • http://Businesstochangetheworld.com Brad

    Thanks, look forward to connecting at live event

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Steven!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Anisul :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet Emilio. What is your dog’s name?

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Yum Alex :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Neal :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Gotta keep that grass trim huh Eric :) Thanks for listening

  • Polly Craik

    Listening, embracing and executing the learnings from your podcasts with Lola at Lake Of The Woods, Canada. Photo was edited using The Swag Word app which I learned about by attending SMMW this year😎🙏

  • http://funnysciencefiction.com Mitch Todd

    Although it appears that I shouldn’t have taken this photo while listening to the podcast, I survived the rollover and was able to post this comment.

    Great interview with John Lee Dumas.

    I look forward to meeting him this summer at the Podcast Movement conference.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/111991055781045745735/about Gary Stockton

    Hi Michael I like to listen in my car during the weekend. I’ve learned so many things from you, thank you so much, and please keep doing these shows. The most recent show was a real eye opener. There really is so much potential out there, we can really take what is taught each week apply it and change our lives.

  • Victor Manolo Antunez

    Hey Michael,
    I’m a Deck Officer in the US Merchant Marine. Did you see the movie Captain Phillips? Like that. I took this selfie on the bridge of my ship. Yes, I enjoy listening to your show while on watch. But please don’t tell anyone ;)

    I’m getting married this year and for the honeymoon I’m taking the wife on a 1 year road-trip of the Americas in our pickup truck. We’ll depart Miami, head south for Patagonia, then make a u-turn north for Peru where we are going to set up shop.

    My dream: create a podcast featuring the mostly anonymous NGO’s of Latin America. The creative, passionate, local independents doing things like buying school supplies for street children, taking in orphaned monkeys, protecting sea turtle eggs from poachers and all the other unexpected dogooders the road will put on our path.

    Michael, if I win this contest I can only promise you 1 thing: somewhere somehow someplace I will pay your generosity forward.

    Sincerely,
    Captain Vic

    P.s. For those of you trying to upload photos, after you upload following Michael’s instructions wait until it shows at the bottom of your comment before hitting the post button. Otherwise you’ll find yourself like me deleting and re-posting several times. Good luck to all :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet shot Vic! And thanks for the update on the waiting for it to upload

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Gary! Nice hat :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Mitch – Glad to hear you survived :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Nice shot Polly :)

  • Victor Manolo Antunez

    It takes a village.

  • Karina

    Listening to the podcast in the gym! Greetings from a faithful listener in Costa Rica! Thank u for being my mentor! Pura Vida!

  • http://onsitenow.co.uk Mike

    H Michael, Listening on my iPad while making by breakfast in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

  • http://www.aterriblehusband.com/about/ A Terrible Husband

    Such a great episode. I’m getting ready to launch my Confessions of a Terrible Husband podcast (and another one with my four year old son as a co-host). Without a doubt the hardest thing for me to get started was identifying folks to interview and then getting over my fear of reaching out. So last week I just reached out to 2 people who were newer but aspiring thought leaders in my niche and both of them said yes! Boom!

    Oh, and I listened to the podcast in my living room. Right next to my circus tent. Naturally. Because everyone has a circus tent in their living room. You never know when a stray clown is going to get lost in your neighborhood and need a quiet place to listen to a podcast with you.

  • Michael Green

    Hopefully we’re seeing the growth of a powerful partnership so we can have more fantastic content like this – thanks for bringing this together Michael & John. It was quite timely for some of the next steps in my business!

  • Guest

    Hi Mike. Listened to all your Podcast whilst driving long distance. Would love to get into it myself. Maybe whilst driving if it can be safe, and low background noise? What do you think?

  • http://www.donovangrant.com/ Donovan Grant

    Thanks again Michael.
    I’m Donovan from sunny London.
    Fantastic interview with John Lee Dumas. John has definitely inspired me to take my Podcast show more seriously.
    Thanks Michael and John!!

  • http://facebook.com/mikedibos Mike Dibos

    Your podcast helps fuel my workout! Today I listened while running on the Pre Trail in Eugene, OR

  • http://facebook.com/mikedibos Mike Dibos

    Somehow I missed the picture on that last post, so here it is! I took this just after the workout, and after hearing the full episode.

  • Bryan Caporicci

    Mowing the lawn with Mike and Jon in my earbuds. Great episode!!

  • Bryan Caporicci

    Oops. Picture didn’t add. Mowing the lawn with Mike and Jon in my earbuds. Great episode!!

  • Bryan Caporicci

    I don’t think it’s working on mobile …

  • http://www.emprendedoruniversal.com Emilio Rodriguez

    His name is Roscoe. More like “Mr. Roscoe, lord of the house”.

  • http://www.richunderwood.me/ Rich Underwood

    Loved the interview with John! Some awesome help and tips here. I’m gonna start interviewing people soon for my new podcast, this info is gonna help so much!

    Here is me listening to your podcast in my home office!

  • jennifer lehner

    It’s a bad hair day but what the heck. Escaped the kids on this gorgeous Sunday in Shaker Heights, Ohio (Content Marketing World, anyone?). Taking a walk and listening to this great podcast. Thanks! Posnerlehnergroup.com

  • Jeff

    Mowing the lawn has never been so informative! Thanks Mike!

  • Jeff

    Not sure if pic loaded.

  • http://www.manwithavanedinburgh.net/ MWAV Edinburgh

    Hi Mike. I listen to all your podcasts when driving. Photo taken somewhere between London and Edinburgh. UK. Dave.

  • Chad Ingels

    Hey, Mike, I usually listen in the tractor, but was out checking on the corn crop while I was listening this time.

  • Angela

    Listening to your podcast at the local ‘cantina’ and even tried to get the locals to have a listen. :) Hope your daughter enjoys these pics. Really love your podcast and get inspired with each listen.

  • Lars Dahlberg

    Hello Michael! Great listening to you podcast. I’m in Stockholm/Sweden in the old town on my way to a company that need help with content marketing and using social media. I’m sure that we can be relevant for them together best regard Lars

  • PicPresents

    I love all your podcasts and thought that your interview with John Lee Dumas was so inspiring. Podcasts are great for me because they allow me to multi-task. On this occasion, I was making cupcakes for my daughter’s 8th birthday party! Perhaps not the most exciting or business-like photo but that’s what I was doing! Thank you so much for all your amazing content. Jane from Epsom, UK.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Jane – Awesome looking cupcakes! Be sure to check out our sister property at http://www.mykidsadventures.com

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Lars

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet Angela! Where in the world are you?

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Cool Chad! I know you are not the only guy listening on a tractor. Where I grew up there were a lot of corn fields

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Dave, thanks for the photo

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Glad to help that chore be a little easier Jeff :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Jennifer and I will be at CMW :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks much Rich for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Bryan – You have to wait for the mobile pic to upload before submitting your comment

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Mike and I hope the workout was great

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Donovan – Appreciate you listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    I know others have recorded podcasts while driving, so why not :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Glad you found it helpful Michael

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Love the tent and thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Mike – Looks like you are about to make a smoothie

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Karina

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Glad you enjoyed it :)

  • http://onsitenow.co.uk Mike

    Nope, fruit salad, yum, yum!

  • Angela

    Haha! I’m hanging out with the Star Wars characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Since you mentioned behind the scenes Star Wars, I thought it was very appropriate! ;)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Very focused! Love it :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Creative!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks for tuning in Lucas!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks for tuning in CP!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    See you at the next conference DL!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Myles you are too funny! and I LOVE your dedication to the HEAT!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Steve, thanks the the kind words! Keep rockin!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Go Brad Go!

  • Bryan Caporicci

    Listening to this podcast episode with Jon and Michael while I mow the lawn – doesn’t get much better than this!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Yummy!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I can’t fold laundry without a podcast playing

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Love it! Thanks JD! (great initials s :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    RC in the HOUSE!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Love the connections!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    It will be a great commute! I look forward to meeting you too!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    NICE! Thx for listening!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Dean, just tuned into your Baseball Classics Podcast…what a show for the baseball fan and yes Ted Williams is the best hitter of all time

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Roscoe is so cute!!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I miss pancakes since going Primal…

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    I love the smell of cut grass!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Great day! You guys deserve it after that winter!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Your dog is posing perfectly!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Mid Roll over?! Nice shot!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Glad you enjoyed GS!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thank you for your service!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Pura Vida! Love it Karina :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    What an international crowd we have here! Amazing!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Sounds like an amazing show ATH!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    MG…so glad you found value!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Erik Fischer recently did…51 minutes long!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Rockin DG, honored to have inspired!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks a great running trail if I ever saw one!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thx for listening!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Rich, glad you received some value!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Bad hair day? Looks pretty solid to me :-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Perfect multi task!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    10 and 2 ;-)

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Love it! I miss this scene from my Kansas days…

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Disney!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Good luck Lars!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Honored to inspire Jane!

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Nice grass Bryan! Doesn’t get that green here on the SD coast :-(

  • Bryan Caporicci

    Should have seen it AFTER I mowed it … yeow!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Bryan!

  • http://kcprocter.com/ KC Procter

    Love listening to the Social Media Marketing podcast every week. Even upside down.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks KC! Glad you are “hanging in there” :)

  • http://www.ageofmontessori.org/ Deborah Lynch

    Cool, John Lee,

    Thanks for your podcast series, I love them and typically listen while rebounding (small trampoline) on my i-phone. Your enthusiastic interviews inspire my business thinking.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/111991055781045745735/about Gary Stockton

    I listened to your podcast today with Rob Montana John Lee, excellent, will listen to more of your episodes. I particularly appreciate the audio quality, superior production.

  • http://www.rebeccacoleman.ca Rebecca Coleman

    Hey, Mike! I’m a blogger and a social media teacher from Vancouver, BC. The weather here has been beautiful lately, so yesterday I took my bike out for a ride, and stopped at the beach. Here I am listening to your podcast at the beach. :-)
    Rebecca

  • Rebecca Anderson

    Hi Michael and John. I take my dinghy out to Happy Island and listen to your podcast on my phone. I am a Social Media Consultant in the United States Virgin Islands. You are a great source of inspiration. I hope you continue to make social media change my world!

  • Shawn Augustine

    Great episode Mike! Love listening to all of my favorite #podcasts on my power walk each morning! It’s the perfect way to start my day!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome! I was at the beach too yesterday :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome to see you out on the water listening Rebecca :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Shawn :)

  • http://www.familylifeuniversity.org/ Eric Dingler

    Thanks Mike. For some reason my picture didn’t upload from my phone.

  • http://www.familylifeuniversity.org/ Eric Dingler

    If you are ever in Ohio, we have a 10 acres you can mow and smell all day long. We are givers that way.

  • Victor Manolo Antunez

    John, you are welcome.

  • Guest

    Hi Michael, a huge thanks for your show! Your informative, down to earth style keeps me Iistening every day on the way to work at my new start-up Parisianist.com in Paris. Our website brings the best of Paris adapted to tourists coming to the city. We just got accepted into the world’s first incubator for tourism (woohoo!) but as the only native English speaker in the office (originally from Kelowna, Canada) and solo running social media, I really look to your podcasts for daily guidance :) So, the moment you mentioned the contest I snapped a pic of me listening while walking by the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, Paris. Thank you again for your great shows and crossing my fingers I might get picked as your expert insight could be of a huge help to connecting with our international audience. All the best!

  • Michyl Culos

    Hi Michael, a huge thanks for your show! Your informative, down to earth style keeps me Iistening every day on the way to work at my new start-up Parisianist(.com) in Paris. Our website brings the best of Paris adapted to tourists coming to the city. We just got accepted into the world’s first incubator for tourism (woohoo!) but as the only native English speaker in the office (originally from Kelowna, Canada) and solo running social media, I really look to your podcasts for daily guidance :) So, the moment you mentioned the contest I snapped a pic of me listening while walking by the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, Paris. Thank you again for your great shows and crossing my fingers I might get picked as your expert insight could be of a huge help to connecting with our international audience. All the best!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Congrats on your new start up and thanks for listening Michyl!

  • Brendon Clement

    Hi. I am Brendon from Trinidad West Indies
    This is me ever so glad to be listening to your show Michael!

  • http://www.getsocialhealth.com Janet M. Kennedy

    Thanks for all the great podcasts, Michael. You and John are excellent examples of delivering valuable content without the extraneous chit-chat. I appreciate that you appreciate my time! (Photo: This is me listening to the podcast on the way to to beach at 10pm last Friday night!)

  • Larry Quicksall

    Hi Mike! My favorite time to listen to your podcast is while I’m doing various chores at our farm. Today I happened to be doing my beekeeping tasks while listening to your show. With the help of your podcast I am putting together Crossroads innovative trainings, an educational business to help counselors take their practice to the next level. I would love the opportunity to talk with you and gain your insight into how to take my business to the next level.

  • fitJaime

    I listen in the car! Usually on Mondays between dropping my older daughter at gymnastics and picking up my younger one from preschool. Then I continue listening as we drive back! As a busy mom, the car is my podcast vehicle :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Brendon :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet Larry! You are my first beekeeper!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Jamie! Thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Cool and thanks Janet!

  • Darryl van Rooy

    Was listening in my van when you “told” me to take a photo, so I jumped out and took a selfie at the closest road sign.

    On my way from cleaning mattresses from one bedding outlet to another. Listen to you every week. Now I’ll just “transition” over to the photo I took.

    Thanks Mike.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for stopping for me Darryl :)

  • Tyler Culbertson

    Walter and I enjoy your podcast every week…although Walter might enjoy the walk more;)
    Thank you for consistently sharing incredible and usable content.
    Keep up the epic work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/theinfluencr Lauren Jane

    Saying Hi and listening from Noosa, Queensland on the most perfect winter day.. <3 <3

  • Michyl Culos

    Thanks so much Michael!

  • Frances Bowman

    Always great info I can put to use right away. Listened while driving to work (But parked when I took the photo)

  • Robert Cook

    From the oil fields of south Texas,

  • Tiffany LoRe

    Here I am after listening to this week’s podcast, one happy camper! As you can see I wasn’ t driving ( waited until I reached my destination).

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Tyler :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hi Lauren – The weather looks awesome (reminds me of Hawaii)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Frances and glad you parked :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hi Robert – My first oilman! Thanks for listening :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Tiffany :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Super nice to meet you :)

  • http://www.hughculver.com/ Hugh Culver

    I’m a huge fan of The Man J.L. Dumas (my dog too)!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Nice pic Hugh :)

  • dfab123

    Disregarding your advice, here I am taking a “selfie” while listening to the podcast on the way to work. Great way to make use of a 25 minute commute to learn something new. Although I am only 25 min. into the John Lee Dumas podcast, I found it really exciting. I’ll definitely be dialing into Entrepreneur On Fire content too. Thanks.

  • http://www.lanetannerjewelry.com/ Morgan Lane-Tanner

    I love EOFire! Great interview! I listen at my day job making costumes for theatrical productions with my friend

  • http://www.schneiderb.com/ Brendan Schneider

    Hi Michael – My son and I love your podcast and listen to it on the drive home from school. Keep up the great work! (We were stopped at a red light by the way :-) )

  • Sarah Bell

    I’m listening! In my car (don’t worry…parked to take a selfie!) en route to the hospital for my “real job”. I get excited listening to an interview like this that makes an escape seem possible!

  • http://www.proyectaprint.com/ Jose Melgar

    Really? Can’t believe you lived here! I’m so glad you enjoyed Lake Atitlan. Hey, you should consider doing a tour of conferences in Latin America. I’ll bet those events would sell out very quickly. Saludos!

  • Gero Pflüger

    I’m listening to this episode while on the couch at 1:30 a.m. in Hannover, Germany. Bad lighting, sorry for that. ;)

    Great show, Michael. I always enjoy it!

    Best,
    Gero

  • http://www.proyectaprint.com/ Jose Melgar

    I’m always waiting for the next Friday to hear a new episode. I noticed you took the time to thank almost every person in this episode. Thanks!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome and I can see that your eyes are on the road, good man!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Morgan

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Brendan and do tell your son I love his smile

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Sarah and I love the reflection in your glasses :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Gero!

  • Gero Pflüger

    Hm. My selfie dosen’t show up? I try that again.

  • Gero Pflüger

    Upside down?? Meh. :(

  • Sarah Bell

    You bet! I’m working my way through your archives as I am new to your podcast. Thanks for all the amazing content. I must admit…I get overwhelmed! I am confused about where I should get started!

  • Jeff

    Taking out the trash? Always better with your podcast blaring!

  • http://www.schneiderb.com/ Brendan Schneider

    Thanks Michael. I will! He actually loves listening to the podcast and keeps asking to be on my podcast. He’ll be so excited you replied to our comment. Thank you!!

  • Mike

    I am in Sydney, Australia listening to your podcast while driving to our clinic. But stopped at lights when I took the pic 😄

  • Sarah Stahl

    Busy mom of 3 soaking up all I can from your amazing podcasts in my spare moments… Yup these are my only spare moments! Thought you would get a laugh after the free shower listening tool you shared. Yes! It works great!

  • asalgado

    Listening from Mexico City!!! Great podcast!!

  • http://ainoruikka.fi/ Aino Ruikka

    I listen to the podcast when walking to work around the Töölö Bay in the center of Helsinki. On the way I have a pretty spectacular view, which this photo does not do justice. In the background you can see some city landmarks such as the Finlandia House, the National Museum and the Parliament.

  • http://www.qualitylivingmadesimple.com/ Joshua Rivers

    Listening at work. Oklahoma City.

  • http://www.camelotmarquees.com neal

    Hello from Dorset, UK. This is me at work.

    I would also like to say awesome podcast Michael. I must check out the website more as im normally on the go when listening to your podcast. Looking forward to the next. Neal

  • http://ainoruikka.fi/ Aino Ruikka

    An hour later I still can’t see my picture here… Hmm.

  • http://www.biznetworkguy.com/ John Davy

    Just out walking the dog. Shame this wasn’t yesterday as it was sunny and blue skies. Cant win them all. Nice to see people from all over the joint popping up here. Have a great day, Great show…..

    John in South Norfolk United Kingdom!

  • https://twitter.com/joshcobbpm Josh Cobb

    Hey Mike, one of my favourite podcasts from your series. John is such a great guy. And what better way to enjoy listening to you guys while I was coming into land at Sydney, Australia.

  • http://www.turningthepage.info/ Barry Pearman

    Great Podcast. I am from New Zealand and it is Autumn here and I was out int the garden blowing leaves and collecting them up. Great to be able to listen to you and enjoy the garden. I then go and make a list of all the great ideas I hear and implement them on my blog and elsewhere. Thanks for all you do Michael and team.

  • Jon O’Connor

    It just had to be the one where I was in bed…listening early morning. Had to do the reverse-selfie to get the flash. Great episode!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Too funny Jon! Thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks so much Barry

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome Josh and thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks John for taking me (and the dog) out on a rainy day :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Neal! Looks like you are in a nice warehouse

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Joshua

  • Pelle Chamliden

    Hello from a livingroom in Sweden ! Listening to your podcast with a streamer (the silver object on my chest) that wirelessly sends audio from smartphone to my hearing aids. The dogs likes to chill out meanwhile 😃 Thanks for a great show!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet and thanks Aino – All of your pics showed up :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome and thanks for listening :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    “Soaking” Now I get it Sarah :) Thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Mike

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    I do that too Jeff. Just don’t drop me in that can :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner
  • Lena Lillier

    Riding on one horse and having the other with me in halter on a ride in the beautiful Swedish nature is a great occasion for learning from you and your guests, Michael!
    Thank you for all you do, you are with me in the forest all year around! :-)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Wow Pelle! I am so glad such technology exists and thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Wow Lena! I think you are first person I know of who listens while riding horses

  • Gregg Cooke

    Hello from FL and the makeshift office!

  • http://www.phototourdc.com Lynford Morton

    Podcasts and morning coffee, a stimulating start to the day. :-) I love the photo contest idea. Good stuff!

  • http://www.lanetannerjewelry.com/ Morgan Lane-Tanner

    My photo didn’t show up :-( Hope it works this time!

  • Brandy Maslowski

    Hello, hello, Michael! I listen when I walk. It’s a gorgeous cool morning here in Summerland, BC Canada. Have a great day!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey Gregg! Thanks for listening

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Lynford!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for taking me along Brandy :)

  • Sarah Romero

    Shower University, baby! Rub-a-dub-dubbing to Social Media Marketing podcast in Palm Springs, CA.

  • http://www.camelotmarquees.com neal

    yes, as you can see from the hat we are a marquee company and this is our storage unit. would rather be internet employed long term though. ;-)

  • Jörn Hendrik

    Yeah Mike. Best wishes from Berlin. Heard this episode while riding my bike through Brandenburger Tor. Love your show, keep up the good work!

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  • http://www.houseplanninghelp.com/ Ben Adam-Smith

    I’ve just got back from my morning run in Hertford, UK. Thanks for another great show!

  • Sidra Collins

    Hi from Ramat Gan, Israel! I love your podcasts!

  • http://www.customerattraction.com Jim Beretta

    Michael, very much enjoy the podcast. I am a fan. I listen while I run and train for races. Here I am finishing the last part of a half marathon 21 KM mark in London, Ontario.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Jim – It is great to run with you!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for listening Sidra

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Ben! Great to hear from you

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Jorn!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Good old shower training huh Sarah :)

  • Debs Davidson

    Love listening to your pod casts whilst dog walking here in the beautiful sunny Kent countryside in England!

  • jfoley

    Driving to work

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome! Nice to see you Debs

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hope you were at a light :)

  • http://thegrassgetsgreener.com/ Melissa Wilson

    Wow, inspiring! This is actually my first time listening to the show and shame on me for that. :) I’ve been following John and when I saw this interview I knew that I had to listen. Well I’m glad I did. You guys got into some of the particulars of John’s strategies that I haven’t heard before. I’ll probably have to listen again and take some notes. Anyway here’s a picture of me listening while I was working out on my bike (with my dog keeping me company)!

  • Jillian Pierone

    Belvidere, NJ – working from home in my daughter’s playroom..

  • Jillian Pierone

    not sure why the photo didnt post… AND i just read Mike’s comment about it taking a second to show up. lol

  • ChristyCamren

    5:30AM hike. :-) This was my first time listening to the podcast. I listened to your interview on Amy Porterfield’s show about Twitter and loved that you gave such easy to implement tips. Looking forward to learning more!

  • Colin

    Listening to your podcast from my studio. Your podcast literally exposed me to the world of marketing, and now I’m implementing it to help myself turn my music hobby into a career!

    http://www.djveaux.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/djveaux

  • http://www.NickPalkowski.com/ Nick Palkowski

    Listening to the show while taking down the ropes course after a day of climbing with 4th graders.

  • http://www.pauljolicoeur.com/about/ Paul Jolicoeur

    I feel very inspired right now, after many months of what I would describe as discouraging. I feel like I have some ideas that could gain some traction.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Paul – Glad the show has given you some ideas :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Wow Nick, that looks really cool!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Wow Colin – So glad you are digging into marketing as a result of the show

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Cristy – Welcome to the show, I hope you keep listening :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Yeah it never did Jillian

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet Melissa! Love the dog

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Gary – You are the winner! Congrats!! Please email Jen@ our domain to arrange for your prize.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    I have selected a winner, but I would still LOVE to see your picture.

    I have found that is can take a while to show up (sometimes hours). The key yo getting it to work is to make sure the image fully uploads before you post your comment. And if you are interested, here is the winner: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/relationship-marketing-secure-guests-become-allies/#comment-1412620236

  • Harriett Seager

    Hi Mike, I’m walking the dog (white thing behind me) and listening to your awesome podcast at the same time. It’s become a ritual. I’ve learnt so much from you and am so grateful, thank you. I can’t begin to imagine how much I’d learn in a 30-min skype with you…..pick me…please!!! All the very best, Harriett

  • Jillian Pierone

    Attempt 2.0

  • Jillian Pierone

    Attempt 3.0 – Attempt 2.0 never even made it out of the gate…

  • Jillian Pierone

    I’ve determined that this plugin doesn’t like me.

  • Harriett Seager

    Good choice!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Harriett!

  • http://marketo.com/ DJ Waldow

    Hey Mike. Love this idea. I realize it’s too late for the contest, but wanted to post a few pictures anyway. My first day of unemployment and I knew it was time to get back into running. Here is a picture of me getting ready for my 4 mile run with my dog, Morocco. The timing was perfect. Also, pretty sure you and John inspired me to start a new podcast. Stay tuned. Oh, and that other picture, yeah, that’s Handley Trail!

  • http://marketo.com/ DJ Waldow

    Ahhh. Pics didn’t attach.

  • http://marketo.com/ DJ Waldow

    one more pic

  • Peter Duncan

    From my office!

  • Bart

    Fun to listen to during my bike ride, The Hague in The Netherland

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet DJ!

  • http://triberocket.com/ James Hahn II

    Catching up on my podcasts. You only have yourself to blame, Mike!

  • Antonel Neculai

    Great podcast! Michael Stelzner never disappoints!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Antonel!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hey I recognize that green thing in the background

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Bart!

  • ChristyCamren

    I have been. I was listening in my new (to me) car yesterday and it got to the end of the episode where you’re talking over the jungle music. It sounded like my car was broken and rattling and I freaked out a for a minute! Lol.
    Thanks for creating such great content!

  • http://triberocket.com/ James Hahn II

    Yessir! Best discovery everrr.

  • Steve

    I did stop the car to take this. Every Monday morning, I cue you up as I head out of the foothills near Denver to work. So, imagine Sentinel Rock in Perry Park as you’re recording.

  • Dave

    Both of you guys are providing huge value and inspiration. Thank you

    My tent pic.

    Thanks John and mike.

    Dave

  • Animated_Anna

    Always ready for another portion of news from you and your team! Sunny hello from Dublin, Ireland!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Sweet, thanks Anna

  • Sara

    This is me. I wasn’t sideways when I was listening. But walking to the train in the rain.

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for walking with me Sara :)

  • Denis Smith

    Am glad that I found this site. I have already downloaded the mp3 on social media and will load it to my mobile to listen it on the go. Thank you.

  • Pavlos Greece

    Am on the Tube in London

  • http://www.sociallysorted.com.au/ Donna Moritz

    Hey James is that a waterproof speaker?

  • http://triberocket.com/ James Hahn II

    It certainly is. It was Michael’s 35th Discovery of the Week.

    http://triberocket.com/35-digital-tools-michael-stelzer/

  • http://archers-at-the-larches.blogspot.co.uk Lou Archer

    Sad that I’m upside down but hey-ho! I download your podcast and listen while I poo-pick the alpaca, clean the chickens and check on the sheep. Just about to launch an online retail store and need all the help I can get. Your podcast is brilliant and gives me fresh perspective and ideas every time I listen.

    I’m now trying to think how to use my blog content (The Arches at The Larches) of the last 5 years in learning how to be a smallholder, (some quite funny) to benefit the complimentary online store.

  • http://www.emprendedoruniversal.com Emilio Rodriguez

    His name is Roscoe :)

  • http://www.emprendedoruniversal.com Emilio Rodriguez

    His name is Roscoe :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Awesome! Safe sailing

  • http://lisadorenfest.com/ lisa dorenfest

    Thanks Michael!







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