My New Podcast Show

Let's Talk Leadership podcast, with Des WalshIt’s been a while coming, but I’m about to launch my new podcast show, Let’s Talk Leadership, with the tagline “Updates, interviews and commentary on Leadership for the Digital Age”.

That should give me plenty of scope!

My intention is to publish on a weekly basis and possibly a bit more frequently for these first few weeks. Once I have four or five podcasts published I will be submitting the show to iTunes and Stitcher.

While I am not committing to having a guest every week, I do intend that the majority of episodes will feature a conversation with someone with the appropriate experience/expertise.

Interviews are generally by Skype and are audio only.

If I’m at a conference or in other circumstances where a face to face interview is feasible, I’m open to doing that.

Will there be enough people for me to interview?

A colleague asked me today whether I would be able to find enough people to interview. I indicated I was pretty confident about that.

For starters, I’ve already done two interviews, each with a very knowledgeable, very experienced and dynamic business leader, and will be publishing them soon. A top author on contemporary leadership, a highly successful business leader in her own right, has agreed to be interviewed, as have several executive leadership coaching colleagues, from the USA, Canada and Australia.

And with the two leaders I have already interviewed there are a whole lot of topics we could talk about again, so I have already signalled to them that I’d like to have them back at a future date – and they have agreed.

Also I intend to ask the people I interview to recommend other potential guests. I’m especially interested in interviewing some innovative, dynamic leaders from agile mid-market and professional services companies. If you think of someone, I would love to have your suggestion, either in the comments section below or via the Contact page direct to me.

So the short answer? No, I don’t see myself running out of potential guests any time soon.

Winding up my Linking Edge podcast show

Linking Edge Podcast ShowOne of my best kept secrets is that for the past couple of years I’ve had a podcast show about LinkedIn.

I always saw that as at least in part a way for me to learn about podcasting and now I want to concentrate my podcasting energies into the new Leadership show.

So I’ll be folding my tent over at The Linking Edge and will transfer the posts and audio links progressively to this site.

Sharing the Journey

I’ve learnt a lot about podcasting and I know I have more to learn. I’m keen to share that knowledge and the experience of the learning journey as I go along.

So in that vein, here is today’s tip: Join the Podcasters Community on Google Plus.

For any podcaster reading this or anyone thinking about getting into podcasting, I highly recommend joining the Podcasters Community on Google Plus.

The community has a strong representation of podcasting leaders, together with a mix of others including those who, like me, are still at a basic learning stage.

It’s a spam-free zone and the tone of discussion is always friendly, helpful and respectful.

More than once I have gone there to get information and have found just the right answer either by searching through past discussions or by asking a fresh question.

Suggestions for Questions?

My key question so far for interviewees on the podcast, is “What keeps business leaders awake at night?”

If you were in my shoes, interviewing  on my show, what would be your key questions about leadership in this digital age?

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Des Walsh is an executive coach. He helps business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide deal effectively with the feeling of being left behind or overwhelmed, or both, about social media – especially LinkedIn - and how to engage safely and effectively with social media to help grow their business. Connect with Des on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get Des’s weekly Social Business Bites (select snippets of his "best of the week" online finds).