Reflections on 200 Episodes of this Podcast – InnovaBuzz 201

Innovabuzz 201

Reflections: 200 Episodes of the InnovaBuzz Podcast

In this episode, I want to share with you some reflections as I look back on 200 episodes of the InnovaBuzz Podcast.

Some of the highlights for me were:

  • Our wonderful guests who have provided great value to me and to you, our listener.
  • I am grateful for all our guests and of course to our listeners for spending time with me each week. I am also grateful to our support team who do so much work behind the scenes to put together a great show.
  • It’s a great privilege to tap into so many experts in their field and share their knowledge and insights with you.  

Listen to the podcast to find out more.

Listen to the Podcast

Innovation is key. As a business, you always need to be aware of what is happening in your field and in other fields. Always be ready to innovate. @Innovabiz on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

Show Notes from this episode Reflections on 200 Episode of This Podcast

Key points and take-aways from this episode include:

  • I started the podcast in August of 2014 as part of my marketing strategy to build my network and build connections. And certainly, it has provided that for me. I have developed relationships with many new people and wonderful guests. More so, I’m able to share their stories and insights with you.
  • Innovation is key. As a business, you always need to be aware of what is happening in your field and in other fields. Always be ready to innovate and respond to the innovations that are coming into the marketplace from other people but also be prepared to make your own product or service be redundant by innovating and iterating the next evolution of those products or services.
  • A podcast is a great marketing strategy. 
  • Having a guest on a podcast is like having a masterclass from an expert in their field. 
  • I want to be able to present information that perhaps hasn’t been presented before or in a different way from my guests. I like to understand their strategies in a way that we all might be able to apply to our own businesses. 
  • One of the things I want to do in every interview is to make sure that my guest is at ease, feels comfortable, and can show up for the audience at their best.
  • Neal Sperling on episode 200 provided feedback that it was indeed what I did for him. He really appreciated my preparation for the interview, the skillful questions I had asked, and the thoughtful incisive manner in which I was able to drill down and get to the subtle truth that he was able to pinpoint. Thanks Neal! See Neal’s testimonial below.
  • We all learn the fastest by modeling somebody else.
  • There are quite a lot of moving pieces that go into producing a podcast. When running a podcast as involved as InnovaBuzz, it’s really important that you have some help.
Having a guest on a podcast is like having a masterclass from an expert in their field. @InnovaBiz on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

How about you? What are some of your favourite takeaways from the InnovaBuzz Podcast? I’d love to get your feedback and any suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment below this blog post.

The Buzz – Our Innovation Round

Here are some of the themes that I liked from our innovation round.  Listen to the interview to get the full scoop.

  1. #1 thing to be more innovative
    • Reading and reflection.
    • Allow yourself to daydream because it clears your mind and allows ideas and thoughts to bubble up from the unconscious that might form the basis of innovative ideas.
    • Journaling. Taking the time to actually sit down and write your thoughts, and explore those in some more detail, which is really a good way of self-reflection as well.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Look at industries outside your own – how they do things, what they do, understanding their strategies, and seeing what can be applied to your industry. It is looking outside the box but in a very practical way.
  3. Favourite tool for innovation – The internet, pen and paper, and a whiteboard. 
  4. Keep a project/client on track – Setting expectations and good communication. Pick your clients well. To me, that means work with your ideal clients because it is your ideal client that will allow you to set expectations that are mutually beneficial. 
  5. Differentiate – Be yourself. You see the world differently than anybody else and you can create value in a different way than anybody else. Understanding what drives you and knowing what makes you unique and what your true purpose is, is the key to unlocking being really differentiated.

Some of the guests I would like to have on the podcast

  • Seth Godin
  • Elon Musk
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Unsung heroes – people who are doing amazing things but may not be as famous as the above 3.


Jürgen Strauss is an absolute delight. From the very start of the interview he conducted with me his soft-spoken manner and quiet,  disarming demeanour immediately put me at ease in a way that allowed me to show up for his audience at my best. His diligent preparation for our interview, skilful questions asked,  and the thoughtful, incisive manner in which he was able to drill down and ferret out the subtle truths he subsequently pinpointed and managed to extract from each of my answers clearly informs his ability to stand head and shoulders above his competitors in the highly competitive podcasting space.  One would think the preceding should be amply sufficient to make knowledgeable experts and guests to be eager to come on his show, but the above only begins to scratch the surface.  To put it in its simplest form, Jürgen is that rare class act and consummate professional that one rarely sees in evidence anymore… one who truly cares about his subject, his guests, his audience, and wants to ensure that all combined will benefit from each of his information gathering session to their fullest extent. And those are only a few of the qualities that make him truly special.

Neal Sperling, Episode 200 Guest

Understanding what drives you and knowing what makes you unique and what your true purpose is, is the key to unlocking being really differentiated. @Innovabiz on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

The Episodes

Neal Sperling, World Class Connector – InnovaBuzz 200
Jules Brooke, Handle Your Own PR – InnovaBuzz 199
Robyn Bennett, The Technology Queen – InnovaBuzz 198
Steve August, Founders’ Coach – InnovaBuzz 197
Gigi Rosenberg, Public Speaking Coach – InnovaBuzz 196
Andrus Purde, Outfunnel – InnovaBuzz 195
Elicia and James Crook, Massage Champions – InnovaBuzz 194
Rob Braiman, Cogent Analytics – InnovaBuzz 193
Peter Cook, Thought Leaders Business School – InnovaBuzz 192
Deb Farnworth-Wood, Australian Skin Clinics – InnovaBuzz 191
Leanne Hughes, First Time Facilitator – InnovaBuzz 190
Duncan Smith, ADC Associates – InnovaBuzz 189
Johnathan Grzybowski, Penji – InnovaBuzz 188
Adam Ashton, What You Will Learn – InnovaBuzz 187
Kayla Sloan, Six-Figure Systems – InnovaBuzz 186
Claudette Rowley, Cultural Brilliance – InnovaBuzz 185
Zach Moreno, Squadcast – InnovaBuzz 184
Les Watson, Get More Time – InnovaBuzz 183
Twila Kaye, Self Awareness and High Performing Teams – InnovaBuzz 182
Glenn Fisher, All Good Copy- InnovaBuzz 181
Rytis Lauris, Omnisend – InnovaBuzz 180
Sean D’ Souza, Psychotactics – InnovaBuzz 179
Rob and Kennedy, Response Suite – InnovaBuzz 178
Jackie Lapin, Speakertunity – InnovaBuzz 177
Tom Verghese, Cultural Synergies – InnovaBuzz 176
Steve Glaveski, Collective Campus – InnovaBuzz 175
Julia Streets, Streets Consulting – InnovaBuzz 174
Jeff Hoffman, ColorJar – InnovaBuzz 173
Wayne Smallman, Octane Interactive – InnovaBuzz 172
LaTisha Styles, Creating Coins – InnovaBuzz 171
Harry Duran, Podcast Junkies – InnovaBuzz 170
Simon Lamey, The Brain Wheel – InnovaBuzz 169
Oscar Trimboli, Deep Listening – InnovaBuzz 168
Joya Dass, LadyDrinks – InnovaBuzz 167
Yann Ilunga, Podcast Growth Hub – InnovaBuzz 166
Paul Colligan, The Podcast Report – InnovaBuzz 165
Ty Crandall, Credit Suite – InnovaBuzz 164
Stephanie Hayes, Business Transformation Consultant – InnovaBuzz 163
Ilise Benun, Marketing Mentor – InnovaBuzz 162
Paula Rizzo, Lights Camera Expert, List Producer – InnovaBuzz 161
John Jonas, – InnovaBuzz 160
Kieran McKeefery, Rebel Base Media – InnovaBuzz 159
Josh Elledge, Up My Influence – InnovaBuzz 158
Erik K. Johnson, The Podcast Talent Coach – InnovaBuzz 157
Ghela Boskovich, FemTechGlobal – InnovaBuzz 156
Jason Sisneros, Anton Jae Global – InnovaBuzz 155
Gary Leland, Podcast Movement – InnovaBuzz 154
Liz Wiseman, Multipliers – InnovaBuzz 153
Terri Trespicio, Tapped to Speak – InnovaBuzz 152
Seth Buechley, Cathedral Consulting – InnovaBuzz 151
Jennifer Longworth, The Thoughtful Entrepreneur – InnovaBuzz 150
Mary-Anne Frank, Practicing a Brilliant Way to Be Human – InnovaBuzz 149
Pete Trainor, Us Ai – InnovaBuzz 148
Victor Ahipene, Public Speaking Secrets – InnovaBuzz 147
Dave Blanchard, The Habit Finder – InnovaBuzz 146
Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting – InnovaBuzz 145
Linda Ugelow, Women Inspired – InnovaBuzz 144
Dave Birss, How to Get to Great Ideas – InnovaBuzz 143
Soon Yu, Iconic Advantage – InnovaBuzz 142
Hillary Schneider, Epona Rise Retreat – InnovaBuzz 141
Dane Meah, InfoTrust – InnovaBuzz 140
Carla Johnson, Type A Communications – InnovaBuzz 139
Aaron Walker, View from the Top – InnovaBuzz 138
Mark Asquith – Excellence Expected – InnovaBuzz 137
Daniel Davis, EOS Asia Pacific – InnovaBuzz 136
Ciel Ellis, The Ellis Institute – InnovaBuzz 135
Dave Sanderson, Moments Matter – InnovaBuzz 134
Carol Metz Murray, Shift Happens – InnovaBuzz 133
Erica Castner, The Queen of Results – InnovaBuzz 132
Colin Gray, The Podcast Host – InnovaBuzz 131
Marisa Smith, Professional EOS Implementer – InnovaBuzz 130
Andrew Davis, The Loyalty Loop – InnovaBuzz 129
Ben Settle, The Email Player – Model the Masters – InnovaBuzz 128
Ali Skylar, Sucky to Soulful – InnovaBuzz 127
Jay Acunzo, Unthinkable Media – Model the Masters – InnovaBuzz 126
Joe Da Silva, The Highrise Concept – InnovaBuzz 125
Christina Hawkins, GlobalSpex – Model the Masters – InnovaBuzz 124
Reflections on FFBM2018, Vanuatu – InnovaBuzz 123
Kim Doyal, LeadSurveys – Model the Masters – InnovaBuzz 122
Anese Cavanaugh, The IEP Method – InnovaBuzz 121
Joanne Clark, Destiny Pursuit Coaching and Training – Model the Masters
Sheila Sutherland, Reignite Your Purpose – InnovaBuzz 119
Jay Acunzo, Unthinkable Media – InnovaBuzz 118
Jamie Greenberg, A Brand You Way – InnovaBuzz 117
Tamsen Webster, The Red Thread – InnovaBuzz 116
Amazing Transformations – Goals and Being Great – InnovaBuzz 115
Mike Ganino, Company Culture for Dummies – InnovaBuzz 114
Jason Rosoff, Radical Candor – InnovaBuzz 113
Gigi Bisong, Lit By Miracles – InnovaBuzz 112
Neen James, Attention Pays – InnovaBuzz 111
Steve Killelea, Institute for Economics and Peace – InnovaBuzz #110
Communication and Marketing – InnovaBuzz Episode 109
Online Reputation Management and Change – InnovaBuzz Episode 108
InnovaBuzz #107: Annabelle Chauncy, The School For Life Foundation
InnovaBuzz #106 – Ron Carucci, Navalent
InnovaBuzz Episode #105 – Michael Mapes, Graveyard Innovation
InnovaBuzz #104 – Gill Hicks, MAD for Peace
InnovaBuzz #103 – Stephanie Lorenzo, Project Futures Founder
InnovaBuzz #102 – Fiona Kerr, Speaker – Scientist – Implementer
InnovaBuzz #101 – Luria Petrucci, Live Streaming Pros
Episode #100 – A Milestone for InnovaBuzz Podcast
InnovaBuzz Episode #99 – Anthony Howard, The Confidere Group
InnovaBuzz Episode #98 – Lydia Lassila, BodyICE
InnovaBuzz Episode #97 – Ian Altman, Same Side Selling
InnovaBuzz Episode #96 – Dr Ilene Ruhoy, Center for Healing Neurology
InnovaBuzz Episode #95 – Nina Radetich, Radetich Marketing and Media
InnovaBuzz Episode #94 – Model the Masters: Colin Gooch
InnovaBuzz Episode #93 – Mike Morrison, The Membership Guys
InnovaBuzz Episode #92 – Model the Masters: Marcus Sheridan
InnovaBuzz Episode #91 – Jack Born, Deadline Funnels
InnovaBuzz Episode #90- Model the Masters: Troy Dean
InnovaBuzz Episode 89 – Phil Singleton, SEO for Growth
InnovaBuzz Episode 88 – Introduction: Model the Masters
InnovaBuzz Episode #87 – Chris Marr, The Content Marketing Academy
InnovaBuzz Episode #86: Matt Barnett, Bonjoro
InnovaBuzz Episode #85: Kim Doyal, WordPress Chick
InnovaBuzz Episode #84: Allan Dib, The 1-Page Marketing Plan
InnovaBuzz Episode #83 – Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable
InnovaBuzz Episode #82 – The Power of Focus
InnovaBuzz Episode #81 – Angela McDonald – The Business Room
InnovaBuzz Episode #80 – Vincent Van Gogh and Marketing
InnovaBuzz Episode #79 – Kristi Faulkner from Womenkind
InnovaBuzz Episode #78 – Systems and Processes and Business Systems Summit
InnovaBuzz Episode #77 – Planning is Fun: Lessons from Running a Retreat
InnovaBuzz Episode #76 – Lolly Daskal, Lead from Within
InnovaBuzz Episode #75 – Ideal Audience and Community
InnovaBuzz Episode #74 – Information Marketing is Education
InnovaBuzz Episode #73 – A Website Doesn’t Bring Business: Relationship Information Marketing Does
InnovaBuzz Episode #72 – Andrew Yap, Medtasker
InnovaBuzz Episode #71 – Innovation – Turning the Tables
InnovaBuzz Episode #70 – Alasdair McGill, Ashton McGill
InnovaBuzz Episode #69 – Diony and Dean McPherson, Paperform
InnovaBuzz Episode #68 – Information Marketing
InnovaBuzz Episode #67 – Alistair Michener – Drawboard
InnovaBuzz Episode #66 – The Five Success Principles of Business (and Everything!)
InnovaBuzz Episode #65 – Sharon Taylor – Omny Studio
InnovaBuzz Episode #64 – Frameworks
InnovaBuzz Episode #63 – James Eder – Causr
InnovaBuzz Episode #62 – Taking Massive Action
InnovaBuzz Episode #61 – Diane Kinney of The Versatility Group
InnovaBuzz Episode #60 – You’ve inherited 60 Million Dollars or Being Number One on Google
InnovaBuzz Episode #59 – Janette Valentino – Graveyard Innovation
InnovaBuzz Episode #58 – Automation Framework, Process and Really Saving Time
InnovaBuzz Episode #57 – Carrie Dils – Officehours.FM
InnovaBuzz Episode #56 – Playing a Bigger Game
InnovaBuzz Episode #55 – Allegra Sinclair
InnovaBuzz Episode #54 – Michael E Gerber: Beyond E-Myth
InnovaBuzz Episode #53- Automation
InnovaBuzz Episode #52 – Kim Doyal: The WP Chick
InnovaBuzz Episode #51 – Michael Mapes, Graveyard Innovation
InnovaBuzz Episode #50 Innovation Culture
InnovaBuzz Episode #49 – Miriam Plieninger: Babbel
InnovaBuzz Episode #48 – Lisa Wells
InnovaBuzz Episode #47 – Peter Moriarty: itGenius
InnovaBuzz Episode #46 – Jonathan Lui: Airtasker
InnovaBuzz Episode #45 – Chris Marr: Content Marketing Academy
InnovaBuzz Episode #44 – Marcus Sheridan: The Sales Lion
InnovaBuzz Episode #43 – Holger Seim: Blinkist
InnovaBuzz Episode #42 – Tamala Huntley
InnovaBuzz Episode #41 – David Jenyns: Authority Content
InnovaBuzz Episode #40 – Jem Fuller: Leaders in Life
InnovaBuzz Episode #39 – Ian Altman: Grow My Revenue
InnovaBuzz Episode #38 – Kronda Adair: Karvel Digital
InnovaBuzz Episode #37 – Rob van Haaren: CoverrMe Crowdfunding Platform
InnovaBuzz Episode #36 – Systems and Processes with Troy Dean and David Jenyns
InnovaBuzz Episode #35 – Ossie Pisanu, Guardian Strata Management
InnovaBuzz Episode #34 – Annemarie Cross
InnovaBuzz Episode #33 – Christie Hamilton of Benelds
Episode #32 – Kara Ronin of Executive Impressions
Episode #31 – Jim Sterne of the Digital Analytics Association
Episode #30 – Camille Holden and Taylor Croonquist of Nuts and Bolts Speed Training for Powerpoint
Episode #29 – Lea Pica of the Present Beyond Measure Show
Episode #28 – Bo Burlingham of Inc Magazine
Episode #27 – David Jenyns of Melbourne SEO Services and Melbourne Video Productions
Episode #26 – Tim Wilson of Web Analytics Demystified
Episode #25 – Chris Duncan of PointB Education
Episode # 24 – Five Lessons for a Website Project from Riding an Individual Time Trial
Episode #23 – John Warrillow of The Value Builder System
Episode #22 – Rossco Paddison of Heart Centred Money Makers
Episode #21 – James Schramko of SuperFast Business
Episode #20 – David Heatley of Cycling Inform
Episode #19 – John Bellamy of Heart Centered Money Makers
Episode #18 – Judy Robinett, Author and Power Networker
Episode #17 – Victor Rosenberg of Tropiglas Technologies
Episode #16 – Mandy Brasser from Streamline for Success
Episode #15 – Dorie Clark, Author and Branding Expert
Episode #14 – Miguel Nieva of ColorADD
Episode #13 – Dave Carroll from the United Breaks Guitar Stories
Episode #12 – Troy Dean from Video User Manuals and WP Elevation
Episode #11 – Govi Rao from Noveda Technologies
Episode #10 – Nait Gallego and Ben Mitrovitch from BodyPress Sites
Episode #9 – Alan Barton from Lehigh Technologies
Episode #8 – Jacques Touillon from AirBoxLab
Episode #7 – Paolo Bouquet from Okkam
Episode #6 – Joanne Clark from Destiny Pursuit Coaching and Training
Episode #5 – Glen Finkel from Pureti
Episode #4 – Derek Buckmaster and Steve Atkiss from Carbon Nexus
Episode #3 – Ostrich Photography Innovation and Smart Business
Episode #2 – Johnson Ongking – Pacific Paints Boysen
Episode #1 – Scott Hunt from Aspiron Real Estate

Jürgen Strauss

Dr. Jürgen Strauss is The World's Best Human-Centred Podcasting Coach and the only Podcast Innovator with the signature bright yellow headphones, who masterfully crafts human connection for high-impact achievers in a vibrant community. You can find Jürgen on LinkedIn, The InnovaBuzz Podcast, The Flywheel Nation Community as well as on Innovabiz' InstagramTwitter, Facebook pages and his personal Photography website.  

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