Episode 100!  Podcast Review & What's Next for Connect the Dots

Show Notes and Related Links 

Various updates, recognitions, prizes and be sure to listen to the end for a special announcement! 

The Prize Winners:

Now, I’d like to recognize people who have took time to give Connect the Dots a rating and review! Those are the actions that help get CTD recognized through the algorithms so I’m grateful for those who helped with that.

 

To recognize those individuals, I’m giving away the following 3 prizes (chosen randomly using an online random name selector):

  1. One-hour marketing strategy call with me: Lavanya Shetty

  2. Online audit of one digital channel: Goddess Ande (Ande Lyons)

  3. 30-minute brainstorming session with me:   Pawahh (Chris Pawar)

I mentioned wanting to recognize some people so I created 4 random categories just for fun. I planned on sending them engraved awards with their names and the CTD logo but with the COVID #s rising again, I decided to error on the side of safe and hold back on that. I want everyone to stay safe so not willing to take health risks. That would have been fun though, right? Maybe next time 😊

Top Recognition:

Most Listened to Episode: #37

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Michal Eisikowitz: Founder of CopyTribe, SaaS and B2B Conversion Copyrighter

 

Michal shared SO many tips on how to have a high converting website that it's no wonder this episode received the most listens, downloads and views. Check out her website and you'll see why she's chosen by many to help with awesome copy.  

Most Guest Appearances: #21 and #44

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John Espirian: Relentlessly Helpful Copyrighter and Author of Content DNA

My only 'two timer'! Now, before you get all judge-y, instead get starry-eyed because John added a ton of value in both episodes, demonstrating how relentlessly helpful (business savvy!) he is. He has also been a huge supporter of Connect the Dots and introduced me to many of my guests. See how John relentlessly helps others

Most Social Media Shares: #57

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Mandi Relea-Voss: CEO of Like a Voss Social Media Company

She didn’t share her episode once but shared it MANY times. She also shared SO many actionable nuggets, advice, stories and examples during her interview that there's something for everyone. This episode aired January 28, 2020. She and her team continue to share it to this day! Now that's how a social media guru handles social media 💯

Most Re-Tweets: Ande Lyons

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Ande Lyons: Founder of #StartUp Life with Ande Lyons

A genuine supporter of founders and women, Ande has always helped market Connect the Dots whenever she can (on Twitter and whenever I watched her LIVE stream). She's a 4x startup founder and an overall amazing person. She's the 'go to' person for founders whether you need help a pitch deck or getting WBENC certified. She’s your person!

People and Episodes Mentioned:

Mark Schaefer, Marketing Thought Leader and Author of Marketing Rebellion and many other Best Sellers, Ep 45

Joe Webb, President of DealerKnows, Ep 47

#StartTheChat with Tracey Tait, Content Marketer, Ep 58  

#QueenOfMakingConversations with Wendy Harris, Founder of WAG Associates - Making Conversations Count, Ep 52

Ella Orr, Founder of Much More Social, Ep 33

Ruthie Bowles, Founder of Defy the Status Quo (follow her on TikTok @ruthie.mompreneur and Instagram), Ep 40 

Matt Parry, Co-Founder and CEO of The Good Crisp Company, Ep 48

Final Thoughts:

This has been a difficult decision for me. I know there are people who listen every week and for that interruption in your weekly schedule, I apologize.

 

As a business owner, I had to make this decision based on what is most important for my business. I love helping others and creating content and need to maximize how I'm spending my time so I can focus IN my business and not so much ON my business most of the time. The scale tipped too much in the direction of being a content creator instead of growing my own business.

 

As a solo entrepreneur, sometime difficult decisions need to be made. BUT it goes to show how passionate I am about helping people with their marketing and growing their business. More to come in the future on that!

When I move forward I'll announce to my email group first. If you aren't subscribed and want to know when that happens plus other delicious nuggets, subscribe here.

Thank you so much for your support on Connect the Dots!!  

Stat and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Podcast stat: Nielsen reports in October 2020 - 1.5 million podcasts and 35 million episodes (source: Podcastinsights)

  • Video on How To Use the Free version of Hubspot CRM for Marketing, Sales and Customer Support

  • Pat Flynn's Podcast Guide: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start Your Own Podcast

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Vicki O'Neill is a fractional CMO in Ohio with over 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. She founded KenKay Marketing, a marketing solutions company, in 2011. Vicki hosts Connect the Dots a marketing and sales educational podcast for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. She also launched The Marketing Stream a YouTube live stream show where she talks and engages with attendees on various marketing, customer journey and sales topics. You will find Vicki on most social media platforms (icons in the footer) but you'll find her most active on LinkedIn. Receive insights, tips, how-to's in your inbox by subscribing here.