Once the regular butt of many jokes, podcasts have enjoyed a resurgence in the past few years. Our busy schedules have left us searching for an easy way to consume information, expand our mindsets, and learn new things.
Podcasts give us that ability. They're portable, concise, and passive. You can listen to them while commuting, waiting at the doctors office, or when you're dealing with that pesky idle time.
Here are the best business podcasts we're listening to, and what we think your team should check out as well.
Brian Burns has been selling for 25 years and prides himself on his Maverick Method. He focuses on B2B sales, and will help you sharpen skills such as cold calling, spin selling, challenger sales, solution selling, strategic selling, Linkedin, SaaS, sales leadership, sales management, social media, and b2b marketing.
He has a "no BS" approach that ditches the fluff and gets right to the point. (hence the title)
Who doesn't like a straight talker?
John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, and the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing system. He focuses on offering affordable and actionable marketing strategies for small businesses.
As a small business with a team of employees, you want them to have the same entrepreneurial mindset you have. They'll feel like they're a part of something bigger than themselves, and you'll reap the benefits of an engaged and motivated worker.
John's podcast is a great entry point into the sales and marketing world without being overwhelming.
How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a unique story told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands.
Not everyone can be a world-changing innovator, but everyone can certainly think like one. This podcast will teach you how to do that.
Richard Rierson has some fascinating stories (his first day on the job as a commercial pilot was September 11, 2001) and he knows how to tell them.
He draws on his experiences as a marine to discuss authentic & courageous leadership presence, and helps others become an influential & impactful leader in every aspect of their life.
Your whole team should be learning good leadership skills, regardless of whether they currently have duties that require it.
This Is Your Life is a weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership. Michael's goal is to "help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence".
Michael Hyatt proves that he is a true thought leader in his industry with deep, thoughtful, and content-rich episodes each and every week.
The Engaging Leader podcast, hosted by author and HR consultant Jesse Lahey, is dedicated to conversation about leadership and communication principles.
Lahey conveys key business lessons through storytelling and humor, often sharing engaging stories and valuable advice about work-life balance, teamwork, and leadership development.
He's such an influential speaker in the industry that he actually has three podcasts. We recommend checking this one out first.
Tim Ferriss is the author of one of the most popular business books of all-time, The 4 Hour Work Week. His podcast is often ranked as #1 on iTunes, his blog is often picked as a must-read, and even his Twitter account is considered a must-follow.
So it's safe to say he knows what he's talking about.
Each episode, "he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use." This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
This one is pretty unique in its delivery. The $100 MBA is a daily podcast that promises to help listeners "get better at business with our daily 10 minute business lessons for the real world."
Bite-sized, daily business and sales training? It's perfect for those short attention span millennials!
Do you have some podcasts that you live and die for? We want to know what we're missing! Give us a shout on Twitter @statflo.
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