Greetings PM family!
Podcast Movement has received high praise for our focus on diversity, and we always keep it as a core focus of the event. We pride ourselves on highlighting and welcoming to our platform members of every race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.
We were honored to have one of our top sponsors at our 2016 event in Chicago, Dropbox, participating based on this priority and initiative.
February is Black History Month, and Podcast Movement is excited to celebrate this month by acknowledging a few outstanding and well deserving members of our community who are not only African American, but also create content that inspires and serves society in a meaningful way.
We put together just a small list of ten shows that we appreciate and respect, featuring hosts that are PM family. Please consider checking them out, as they are some of the best podcast going today…period.
10) Summer Martin
Summer is the host of the Unconventional Woman podcast. A recent 5 star review had the following to say about Summer and her show: “I love how Summer highlights real women from all walks of life. These women are smart, confident, and making moves…She’s every girls best girlfriend.”
9) Kingsley Grant
Kingsley is the host of the Smooth Career Change podcast. This podcast is for midlife professionals 40 years old and over. Kingsley has been a Podcast Movement supporter from its very inception. He is also an career coach, accomplished speaker & was featured on our PMx stage in 2016.
8) Stephen Hart
Stephen is the host of the Trailblazers.FM podcast where he explores stories of successful black professionals. Stephen recently celebrated the one year anniversary of his show. Stephen attended Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago. We are looking forward to having him featured on the PM stage in the future!
7) Ijeoma Eleazu
Ijeoma is the host of the popular Etsy Conversations Podcast which features interviews with new and favorite Etsy shop owners. Ijeoma has been leading this show for several years, and was a featured speaker at Podcast Movement 2014 in Dallas. Ijeoma will also be speaking this March at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego.
6) Nina Babel
Nina is newer to podcasting, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to her well crafted episodes. She has created a show with raving fans and a thriving community with Keep It 100 Girl!, empowering women who are too shy, nervous or embarrassed to ask about any and all things that women think about. Nina has attended Podcast Movement, and will surely take the stage at a future Podcast Movement.
5) Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett
Paychecks and Balances is hosted by Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett. They were featured this month on the “Black Experience” in the “Business & Startups” and “Society and Culture” categories of iTunes. Rich and Marcus are are a lot of fun, but they are also serious about personal finance and career advice for Millennials. We’re honored to have them as a part of the Podcast Movement family!
4) Maurice Cherry
Maurice Cherry has been podcasting for over 10 years and is a prominent member of the podcasting community in Atlanta, as well as a #PM16 attendee. Maurice hosts Revision Path, a weekly podcast showcasing some of the best black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from around the world.
3) Dr Shante Bishop
Dr. Shante is the host of the Believing Bigger podcast. She equips leaders with the tools to take bigger actions! Dr Shante has been a supporter and PM family member for a few years now. We were fortunate to have her speak at PM16 in Chicago, and hope to be able to have her as a part of the community for years to come.
2) Tiffany Southerland
Tiffany is the host of How Does She Do It? which covers the successes and struggles that comes with being an adult. She was also recently featured again as one of the many well deserving shows in iTunes for Black History Month. Tiffany has attended Podcast Movement in the past, and we look forward to having her back as a possible speaker in Anaheim!
1) Donald Kelly
We have no shame! The number one spot goes to long-time Podcast Movement emcee Donald Kelly. He has been with us since the beginning. Donald is the host of the Sales Evangelist podcast, focusing on tips, strategies, process and selling systems (to name a few). Donald is one of the most likeable, talented and hard working podcasters in our industry!
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WHO DID WE MISS?
What other podcasters should be recognized with the group above? Please consider sharing them in the Podcast Movement facebook group, and becoming a member of the year-round Podcast Movement community.
We have a lot more Podcast Movement information coming soon. Dan, Jared (and their spouses) will enjoy Valentine’s week sipping on beverages on sandy beaches and ship decks, as hosts of the Podcast Cruise…so forgive them if next week’s newsletter has a few typos.