[Podcast Series] Dr. Jeremy Weisz | Top Tools and Software Recommendations for Creating Podcasts
Top Tools and Software Recommendations for Creating Podcasts
Smart Business Revolution

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25, 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; he assisted in putting 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 featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews. Dr. Weisz also founded a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Dr. Jeremy Weisz, his Co-founder at Rise25, to share the top tools and software they use for podcasting. They also talk about choosing a radio host, the benefits of working with a podcast company, and how to create micro-content out of a podcast. Stay tuned.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Why podcasting is not just about the tools and software
  • The microphones John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz use for podcasting
  • Dr. Weisz’s software recommendations for recording
  • What audio host should podcasters use and what should they look for?
  • Benefits of working with an outside company to handle podcasting
  • John and Dr. Weisz talk about their preferred scheduling tools, creating micro-content out of a podcast, and good lighting
  • Where to learn more and get in touch with Rise25 and Inspired Insider

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Sponsor: Rise25

At Rise25, we’re committed to helping you connect with your Dream 100 referral partners, clients, and strategic partners through our done-for-you podcast solution. 

We’re a professional podcast production agency that makes creating a podcast effortless. Since 2009, our proven system has helped thousands of B2B businesses to build strong relationships with referral partners, clients and audience without having to do the hard work. 

What do you need to start a podcast?

When you use our proven system, all you need is an idea and a voice. We handle the strategy, production, and distribution – you just need to show up and talk.

The Rise25 podcasting solution is designed to help you build a profitable podcast. This requires a specific strategy, and we’ve got that down pat. We focus on making sure you have a direct path to ROI which is the most important component. Plus our podcast production company takes any of the heavy lifting of production and distribution off of your plate.

We make distribution easy

We’ll distribute each episode across more than 11 unique channels including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We’ll also create copy for each episode and promote your show across social media.

Cofounders Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran credit podcasting as the best thing they have ever done for their businesses. Podcasting connected them with the founders/CEOs of P90xAtariEinstein BagelsMattelRx BarsYPO, EO, Lending Tree, Freshdesk,  and many more.  

The relationships you form through podcasting run deep.  Jeremy and John became business partners through podcasting.  They have even gone on family vacations and attended weddings of guests who have been on the podcast.  

Podcast production has a lot of moving parts and is a big commitment on our end; we only want to work with people who are committed to their business and cultivating amazing relationships. 

Are you considering launching a podcast to acquire partnerships, clients, and referrals? Would you like to work with a podcast agency that wants you to win? 

Contact us now at [email protected] or book a call at rise25.com/bookcall.

Rise25 was co-founded by Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran who have been podcasting and advising about podcasting since 2008.

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

All right. Welcome, everyone. John Corcoran here and we live. I’m the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast. This is a live episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Dr. Weisz, welcome.

Jeremy Weisz 0:52

Thanks for having me. This will be on inspiredinsider.com as well, as well as Smart Business Revolution.

John Corcoran 0:57

Yeah, and we’re excited to be here today. You know, every week, we get to talk to interesting CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, virtually, you know, not anyone. I mean, if I call it Oprah, she probably is going to be busy. I think that probably would be a hard one to get. But it’s amazing that people you get to talk to and it’s such a thrill. To be able to reconnect with old connections, highlight your clients, and meet new people. And so I’m such an evangelist for this medium of doing podcasts. I tell people been telling people for the 11 years that I’ve been doing a podcast that everyone should start a podcast, because even if you’re not the next, Marc Marin, you’re not the next Joe Rogan, you’re not a huge name and podcasting, it still will deliver tremendous value to your life. And so we are also the co-founders of Rise25, where for a number of years now, we have helped b2b business owners to connect to their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners. And this episode is brought to you by rise funding media where we help we specialize in helping me to be businesses with a high client lifetime value. So if you want to learn more about that, you can email us at support@rise25media or check us out at Rise25media.com Alright, so Jeremy, in this episode, we’re gonna be talking about the top tools and software that you can use for creating phenomenal podcasts and content marketing.

Jeremy Weisz 2:22

And I want to mention something real quick, based on what you said. I mean, I think lately you’ve been based on connecting with amazing people and using it, you know, you actually use it for professional development to learn from really highly respected, experienced people. I think you had the first CEO and co-founder of Netflix. I tried it recently. Yeah. What about comedy?

John Corcoran 2:47

Hi, I am interviewing today, the founder of Comedy Central, which shouldn’t be a lot of fun. I’m a big fan of comedy. My dad used to do stand up comedy. So I’m a big fan of The Daily Show and Chappelle Show and so many different shows that have been on Comedy Central. So that’s that’s

Jeremy Weisz 3:06

I didn’t realize that was today. Okay, nice. 

John Corcoran 3:08

Yeah, so that’ll be later today. Yeah, I mean, I recently interviewed a guy who’s a professor at my alma mater. So that’s a good example. Jeremy, you did a great series for University Wisconsin profiling different entrepreneurs and you interviewed, you know, the CEO of Mattel, CEO of Land’s End a number of other household named people where your alumni office, I’m sure was thrilled that you were doing this and excited to introduce you to some of the most prestigious alumni and so I finally decided to do the same thing. I went to UC Santa Barbara. And your mascot is the Gaucho. Okay, which is Spanish for pants, cowboy pants,

Jeremy Weisz 3:52

that’s a really fierce mascot

John Corcoran 3:54

is fierce. It is true they don’t have a big athletic program there. So we, I decided to do this and I reached out to the alumni spoke to a couple of people in the alumni department and they introduced me some people I recently interviewed a professor who’s also a venture capitalist, also a seasoned entrepreneur who’d started a bunch of companies is involved in he was involved in goto meeting, which is a precursor to Zoom, which everyone’s on these days, one of the early video conferencing companies, and now he’s a venture capital. Then he introduced me to another individual who had a great conversation with who founded You know, one company that’s at a billion-dollar valuation. He is on the board and investor in a couple other companies that are multi-billion dollar unicorns and just had a great conversation with him. Turns out his son listened to my podcast. So that was great street cred right there. But you’re right, it is personal development, professional development, and connections. But on this topic we want to talk about tools and software recommendations. But before we get to That one of our most important missions is to say to people, it’s really not just about the tools, right? You know, people come to us all the time, we see people start pockets all the time, they spend 12 hours, 20 hours researching the microphone that they’re going to buy, they spend no time thinking about the people that they’re going to feature and how doing a podcast is going to really dramatically change the network of people that they’re connected to, and actually putting some thought into that in advance. So I think our most important messages are incredibly important. And you need to think about that piece. Having said that, in this episode, we’re going to talk about

Jeremy Weisz 5:44 

This is a popular question. That’s why we’re addressing it, even though it’s maybe seventh on our list of important things to address. Yes, like a distance seven, right? It’s still something that holds people up. And we want to see people that aren’t held up. And one of the things that holds people up is naming their show and the tools and the software and the stuff it takes to get it going. But like you said, John, it’s really about mapping out who you want to feature and the topics you want to talk about which if you have questions, you go to rice comm we actually help people map this stuff out. So you can launch and run your podcast the right way.

John Corcoran 6:26

Right? Or the funny thing is, a lot of times people I’ve talked to so many people that, you know, three years ago, they spent $300, buying, you know, a microphone and all this other different equipment, and it’s been sitting on the corner of their desk for three years.

Jeremy Weisz 6:40

There was someone I talked to a couple weeks ago, and they were asking for advice. And they said I bought it three years ago, they bought like $2,000 worth of equipment and never used it and never started.

John Corcoran 6:53

Yeah, it’s sad to see that. I mean, I talked to a guy. This is like a year ago, who had spent $100,000, while building out a huge Video Studio, buying top of the line, all you know, all this kind of stuff. But then he’d been doing it for six months and hadn’t gotten any good results from it, you know, nothing to show for it. Except for you know, some pretty videos, the strategy has to be in place, it has to be in place. So having said that, let’s talk about let’s start with microphones.