Today I attended a podcasting class with Lewis Howes, who has a podcast called The School of Greatness. the class was being offered at CreativeLive, where I have taken classes before. In fact, earlier this year I took a class there on video distribution which was really amazing.
One of the nice things about living in San Francisco is that a lot of companies like CreativeLive have local offices, which means I can take advantage of things like meetups, local events, and being a live studio audience participant in classes like these. CreativeLive brings guests from all over to host classes like this one, and broadcasts them free while they’re being filmed. When you attend live in the studio, you even get to have a free copy of the class forever.
Lewis provided a lot of great information about what’s involved in putting together a podcast, and building a personal brand around it. He’s just in the middle of launching a book tour to promote his new book, also called The School of Greatness, based on the lessons from the podcast.
The man’s energy is amazing. I really admire the way he’s trying so hard to promote the book to get it onto the New York Times bestseller list. I think he’ll make it.
I met some amazing people in the class, too. I want to see if I can stay in touch with some of them. Many of them already have podcasts, and everybody was planning on launching one if they didn’t have one already. I think having a group of folks like that in my network could help motivate me to get my own podcast off the ground.
edit: Here’s a link to the CreativeLive class Lewis taught. If you watch the videos, you’ll see me asking some questions. It was a good investment of my time, and I think it’s worth the money.
edit: Congratulations to Lewis Howes for getting his book on the New York Time bestseller list two weeks in a row!