An Akimbo Workshop with Alex DiPalma
Not as a way to make big dollars (blogging didn’t do that either). But as a way to share your ideas, to lead your community, to earn trust.
Podcasting is a proven technology. But it's still early, the market remains wide open. It’s an open mic, a chance for people with something to say to find a few people (or perhaps more than a few people) who’d like to hear them say it.
The world has been turned upside down, and we’ve been whipsawed, not just by a pandemic, but by the fast-moving stories that went with it. It has disrupted our families, our lives and our projects as well. George Floyd’s murder became a wake-up call, a story that we can no longer ignore, a call to action as we each seek to make a difference. These tragedies remind us that we have work to do, but also that we are not helpless. We can speak up, stand up and lead, on whatever project is dear to us. We can create the future we want to see.
The way forward is through. Through empathy and through practice. We are each charged with standing up and telling our story, a true story of possibility, as we weave together a better future.
We’ve all seen, firsthand, the effect of a powerful story and how much we rely on trusted voices to help us move forward. The magic of podcasting is that the door is open for you to become one of those leaders.
Podcasting is the generous act of showing up, earning trust and authority because you care enough to raise your hand and speak up.
We've found an effective way for anyone (especially you) to get started in podcasting. The Podcasting Workshop has been run five times over the last few years, helping more than a thousand people reach their goal and launch a podcast.
It's not about the tech. The tech is pretty straightforward. Instead, it's about the journey, the cohort, the support of people like you doing this work.
Alex DiPalma is the producer of dozens of podcasts (in fact, she produces Seth's podcast, Akimbo.) Alex brings her experience and empathy to this community, opening the door for you to stop dreaming and start doing.
Inside The Podcasting Workshop, the creativity is electric. People from all over the world, from 18 years old to 60, learn how to create a podcast they can be proud of. Inside our workshops, people don’t just learn. They do it. If you’re ready to explore having a podcast, this workshop will open the door and help you launch.
Learning the technology is the easy part. It’s the peer support, the community and the bias for shipping that really matter.
So many people have asked us to repeat the workshop, we’re going to run it again.
Seth has said that his decision to blog is one of the best he’s ever made for his career. If you’ve considered that this might be your moment to leap into this still-new medium, we hope you’ll consider committing to The Podcasting Workshop and joining Alex, her coaches and Seth in this 35 day journey together.
In all of my years of schooling, I did not experience such joy in learning as I did in The Podcasting Workshop. I was safe — no, encouraged — to be wrong. My colleagues brought out the best in me. I made something I’m proud of. I’m unstoppable and energized. Thank you.
The Podcasting Workshop will teach you, inspire you and connect you to peers who will help you bring your work to fruition. In as little as 20 minutes to an hour each day, you can learn to make a podcast.
You can't fall behind but you do need to show up. Day by day, drip by drip, you will go from where you are to where you hope to be.
With podcast episodes, videos, personalized exercises and discussion from Seth and Alex, The Podcasting Workshop provides the tools and resources you need to take the leap and create your own podcast.
The Podcasting Workshop has simply changed my life. Alexandra DiPalma and Seth Godin are the most generous mentors anyone could hope for and the cohort is beyond supportive. I have always been skeptical of online education and have found it difficult to commit to. However, I not only committed to POD but found myself flourishing through the workshop. After years of fighting resistance and hesitation, POD gave me the tools and permission to create my own work and believe in my own voice. I cannot recommend The Podcasting Workshop enough.
The Workshop has dedicated alumni guides, who will help focus your energy on building your skills. There's no 1:1 time with Seth or Alex (although we encourage you to ask us questions directly!)… even better, there's the dynamic of interacting with others on the same journey, an ongoing discussion among people who are seeking to make change happen by telling stories that resonate.
The best time to begin is right now.
I’ve been blogging weekly for 6 years. When I decided to do The Podcasting Workshop, I needed a roadmap and a supportive community. I’m an education cynic. POD is the best kind of adult education. It was perfect. It’s amazing that the roadmap works for total novices. I learned as much from my fellow podcasters as I did from Seth, Alex and the coaches. If you’re considering the workshop: DO IT.
The Podcasting Workshop is for anyone who seeks to improve their communication skills, develop a new creative outlet, share stories, and make change happen. Our graduates include entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, non-profit teachers, business-people, and writers.
The Workshop serves everyone from freelancers to CEOs, from non-profit fundraisers to political organizers. It's not designed for a specific role or title. It's designed for people who want to show up, raise their hand and speak up. Is that you?
There is no such thing as falling behind in The Podcasting Workshop. The workshop is designed so that you can participate daily, but you don’t have to be there every day. Each weekday, we publish a lesson. But if you prefer to go at your own pace, that’s completely fine too. The workshop is open for a full two months after the final lesson. That’s a total of about 100 days.
While you can’t fall behind, we encourage you to build a streak. Show up regularly, do the work, and the results will follow.
Because the conversations are ongoing, it's easy to go at your own pace. The time you invest in The Podcasting Workshop will be repaid by the feedback you give and get from others.
Yes, it does. Hundreds of podcasts in dozens of countries got their start inside of The Podcasting Workshop.
And even if you don’t find a worldwide audience, the act of finding your voice will make the journey one to remember.
This workshop costs $435.
Show Your Work Money Back Guarantee: Our workshops are incredibly effective. Check out what our alumni have to say. Still, just in case you’re hesitating, consider our 100% guarantee for this workshop. If you find that it hasn't met your expectations, simply drop us a note after you've participated through all the lessons in the workshop and we’ll refund your entire tuition. We've found that when our students contribute to the workshop, they get back far more than they put into it.
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