Welcome to the inaugural StartupLounge.com podcast!
Join our guest (and co-host!) Michael Blake of Adams Capital to discuss business networking for entrepreneurs.
In this inaugural show, we focus on how entrepreneurs can better “network” in the real world. Should you hard sell the money guy at the networking event? What if the entrepreneur is “shy”, and not very outgoing? How can you evaluate your network, and what are the effective ways of building those key connections as an entrepreneur? How do you get the most out of your professional network?
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Our format is a little out of the norm as far as podcasts go. We treat our efforts as a true “show” rather than a super-concise (limited) vehicle for delivery of information. Therefore, the podcasts can run a bit long. While we try to have very substantive discussions, we also try to have a lot of fun along the way (and that tends to elongate the programming a wee bit.) Our theory is that if we are having fun during the show, hopefully, you will be having a little fun listening as well.Here is the breakdown for the show, in case you want to skip past our rather lengthy opening segment.
|Intro||00:00 to 00:44|
|Smalltalk and introduction:||00:45 to 10:13|
|Commercial/Comedy Break:||10:14 to 11:25|
|Discussion topic: Networking for Entrepreneurs||11:26 to 39:10|
|Commercial/Comedy Break:||39:11 to 39:40|
|Discussion topic (continued):||39:41 to 43:29|
|Wrap-up:||43:29 to 47:54|
We’re shooting for a monthly show, and have a number of great shows already in the queue. Our next podcast will be in December (2006), and will be a great discussion around the digital entertainment/gaming industry in the southeast (including Georgia). Chris Klaus of Kaneva fame will be joining us, so you don’t want to miss that show if you’re into gaming, or interested in investing in that space.
Our 2007 is already packing up as well. In January, we’ll go deep with Tino Mantella, the President of the Technology Association of Georgia, and discuss their strategy for promoting and supporting entrepreneurship here in Georgia. And we’re already planning for several shows beyond that.
We welcome your feedback as well! If you have an interest in appearing on the show, have some suggestions for topics, have feedback, or would just like to email us and tell us to “shove off”, we invite you to contact us.