Meet the Podcasting LEGEND, Chris Krimitsos. You’ll hear how he got the Podfest community up and running, as Jules & Corinna dig into his history. You’ll discover how Podfest Expo is now one of the largest events in the universe of podcasting, integrating international communities with both their in-person and virtual events. They discuss the state of podcasting today, the fact that a lot of money is being dumped into podcasting now, how podcasters can ensure they don’t podfade, the challenge of competing with celebrity hosted shows, and how you can stand the test of time in the world of podcasting. You’ll learn the secrets behind community development, what Chris has personally found to be most effective, and how you should never overlook the talent that is right under your nose — in the very community you have worked to develop.
About Chris Krimitsos:
Chris Krimitsos holds the Guinness World Records™ title for the largest attendance for a virtual podcasting conference in one week, and is a leading expert on podcasting and on-demand audio. His international conference, PodFest, is the longest-running continuous in-person podcasting event in the world and attracts thousands of attendees from over 50 countries each year. Running parallel with that event, Chris also successfully birthed VidFest, as part of his efforts to build the home for all creators.
With two decades and over 2,000 live events under his belt, Chris has worked with the world’s most influential voices in marketing, audio, and technology. Those experiences inspired his best-selling book, Start Ugly, which has quickly become the go-to guide for entrepreneurs and influencers who are beginning their creative journey.
He’s not just an educator though. His penchant for being an on-demand innovator is seen in Chris’ own Kid-Friendly Podcast Network having garnered over a million podcast downloads. As a podcast consultant and coach, he has helped ventures such as the Women’s Meditation Network grow to millions of monthly downloads.
As the go-to authority, Chris is the person to be contacted when the experts need to understand how the on-demand audio space will continue to evolve.
00:00 Femcasters_Chris Krimitsos
04:30 Mathew Passey, The Podcast Consultant – Introduction to Podfest 2021
07:00 Even Celebrities Podfade – and Why Consistency Wins
08:10 Social Audio — Are These Platforms Useful for Podcasters?
10:49 Slow & Steady Wins The Race and The Power of Word of Mouth
15:23 In-Person Connections & Virtual Options In The Age of COVID, Improving Access
17:27 The Problem of Cyber-bullying In Podcasting
25:32 Fostering Community & Leveraging Engagement
27:00 The Power of The Singular Tense and “You / Your” Language Use
28:30 The Importance of An Embedded Call To Action
32:58 Finding Talent Within Your Community
37:42 Chris Krimitsos’ Favorites At IHOP
39:56 Jerry’s Story
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