KZN Chapter virtually welcomed Ian Farrar, founder of the UK based business podcast ‘Industry Angels’ last night (24 September 2019). Ian, who is also a member of the PSA in the Newcastle, UK had much value to share with fellow speakers.
A sales professional, Ian has over 20 years in global business development roles. Trained by the UK Institute of Directors, Ian has successfully negotiated business deals… scams, martial arts street fights and car crashes across the Middle and Far East.
With a strong, global network of influential contacts to call on, Ian has held management and operational leadership positions for engineering and technology companies. Ian also has impressive experience holding non-executive directorships for public sector organisations. His experience in podcasting makes him a fountain of knowledge and expertise, what an honour to have him!
During the meeting, Ian delved into his experience and podcasting journey. From the inception of the podcast and the entire journey around creating a brand that resonates with audience and a platform that has spent weeks as the top business podcast on Apple Podcasts.
Ian insightfully shared tips on topics to explore when podcasting, equipment to use, as well as how to market and make money BECAUSE of your podcast and not necessarily FROM your podcast.
With podcasting being a platform that speakers could greatly benefit from and capitalize on, Ian shared interesting data on the far reaching and still relevant nature of audio platforms as a means to promote products and create a lasting impact!
Should you wish to engage with Ian or follow his work, his website is: https://industryangel.com/ian-farrar/