[Podcast Series] Dr. Jeremy Weisz | [Live Episode] John’s First Time (It’s Not What You Think)

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for one of the early business podcasts where he helped to put all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders. 

Dr. Weisz has also been running his own podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has been featuring top entrepreneurs and founders/CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews. He also continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago and has also founded a nutritional supplement business.

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz flips the script as Dr. Weisz interviews John Corcoran on his own show. They’ll be talking about how John got introduced to the idea of interviewing people and building business relationships and how this eventually led him to doing a podcast. John also explains how podcasting helped his law practice and he also shares how a podcast owner can create value for his guests and audience even no matter what his audience size may be.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • How John Corcoran learned about interviewing people and building business relationships from a chance meeting in 2007.
  • How John started interviewing people while practicing law.
  • How interviewing can help people get in touch with other professionals in their local area and grow their exposure.
  • Jeremy and John talk about creating value for people and reaching out to guests when a podcast host doesn’t have a large audience.
  • John explains how interviewing people helped him while practicing law.
  • What John and Jeremy did to help people start their own podcast.
  • Where to learn more about John Corcoran, Jeremy Weisz, and Rise25.

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Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you business podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great ROI, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships, and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]

To learn more, book a call with us here

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

John Corcoran  0:40  

John Corcoran here, I am the host of this show. And just a little bit about me. I’m a recovering political hack and a recovering lawyer. I spent many years working in politics, including as a speechwriter for stints working at the Clinton White House for a California Governor. And you know, I spent many years practicing law in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. And 10 years ago, I discovered the medium of podcasting and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s one of the privileges of my life to be able to talk to such amazing people like the gentleman on the other end of the line, whom we’re going to talk to here today who I also have the privilege of calling my business partner. But you know, over 10 years, you know, I’ve talked to so many CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs of companies and organizations ranging from YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lendingtree, Open Table, you name it. And today, in part because of podcasting, I find myself where we are today, which is I am the co-founder Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and the production they need to create a podcast that produces tremendous ROI and connects them with their ideal prospects and referral partners. 

And before I introduce today’s guest, who you just heard from a second ago there, I want to give a quick shout out to Kevin Waldron, who is a business coach and amazing entrepreneur and a friend. Check out Waldronleadership.com. Kevin was one of my first podcast guests 10 years ago and he is so amazing as a result of him being a guest. We had not known each other for that long. We ended up creating our first digital course together 10 years ago. Maybe I’ll tell that story during this. And it just helped me go down a new path from the traditional path I was on just practicing law. And so I’m super grateful for his friendship. He’s also been out to a number of our Rise25 events and served as an expert at those. I also want to say a quick thanks to Andrew Warner of Mixergy, who was influential and that brought Jeremy and I together as business partners. He also was one of my first six guests on the podcast. And Jeremy also got a lot of his early foundational experience working for Mixergy. So he’s definitely a significant person in both of our lives. 

So I’m excited today because I’m talking to my friend and business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz. And, you know, in addition to running Rise25, he has been featuring top entrepreneurs with video interviews since 2010 including the founders or CEOs of P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more. And as I mentioned, he’s also the senior producer, one of the early top business podcasts in the mystery podcast, helping put systems in place to run some of the behind the scenes operations. And so first, before we get into this discussion, and the topic today is my first time, that’s what we’re talking about, not what you think we’re going to be talking about. We’re gonna talk about our first time getting started with podcasting, with interviewing people, featuring people. And so we’re going to talk about that. But first, before we get into that this episode, of course, is brought to you by Rise25 Media. And if you’ve been listening for a while, you know how passionate we are about podcasting and content marketing, that really up levels, your network expands, your network introduces you to new people. And we are podcasting evangelists, you know, we can only help so many people with our business. But I still tell everyone I talk to that they should do a podcast, because I know you will derive tremendous benefit from your life if you do it. It is like a Swiss Army knife. It is a tool that accomplishes so much at once. So if you want to learn more, go to rise25media.com or [email protected] and you can learn more about that. So today what we’re doing is we’re flipping the script. But to turn things over to Jeremy, he’s done thousands of interviews with all kinds of different entrepreneurs, and he’s gonna be interviewing me.

Jeremy Weisz  4:20  

John, you know, you talk about your first time, okay, and it actually did involve a lady and the lady did rope you into doing something you probably shouldn’t have done. So true. tell that story.

John Corcoran  4:33  

Uh, yeah. So when I was in law school, is it’s probably about 2007

Jeremy Weisz  4:40  

your wife’s not listening to this hopefully.

John Corcoran  4:43  

I was kind of fishing around for what I was gonna do after law school and you know, they say the law school scares you to death. So the three years of law school are scary death, working death bore you to death. That’s what they say. So I was in year three bore you to death. So it’s kind of like fishing around. Look. For something to do, and I end up connecting with this woman through Craigslist, who was like a speaker, even better going downhill, who’s like a speaking coach, and but she wasn’t a writer, so and I was a writer, so we kind of connected on a collaboration, although, in retrospect, other than this idea, which I’m going to share, I didn’t get much out of the collaboration, in retrospect. So um, anyways, she, what she would do is she would interview executives and CEOs, she would interview them, she would write an article, she would publish it in like a trade publication. But that’s how she built relationships with them. And so she would give me these recordings, and I only wrote a couple articles for her. But I wrote, I would write these articles, and I would listen to them. And she was really just like, building a relationship with them, getting to know them, you know, it wasn’t just about interviewing them. And so it gave me the first aha moment that I realized, wow, this is really cool. You can talk to cool people and have a great conversation. And it’s gonna lead possibly, to business, possibly to referrals, that sort of thing. So that was one of the first times that I ever realized the strategy that we’re essentially helping many people with today.

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