Who inspires you?

Two of my favorite people are C.C. Chapman and Julien Smith. Both are long time friends and brothers in podcasting. They both are featured in two new videos that you should take a moment to watch.

C.C. Chapman

I subscribed to C.C.’s Managing the Gray podcast back in 2006. His candid and friendly marketing advice always inspired me to push forward.

I met C.C. in person at the Podcast New Media Expo (PNME, now known as BlogWorld) in Ontario, California in 2007. Since we had already connected online through Twitter, we knew each other. Meeting in person was amazing.

Today C.C. is one of the best known social media marketing professionals with incredible knowledge about content marketing. His best-selling book Content Rules is testament to this.

Three Quick Tips For Creating Engaging Content


Julien Smith

Julien Smith is a button pusher and thought provoker. He is an early adopter whose podcast, In Over Your Head, was one of my first favorite podcasts.

I met Julien in 2006 at Podcasters Across Borders (PAB) in Kingston, Ontario. I have enjoyed watching his success through the years. In 2010 he co-authored a New York Times best-selling book, Trust Agents. This year he published a butt-kicking book for anyone in a rut called The Flinch (it’s free).

PAB2012 Bonus: Julien Smith video JOLT!


Who inspires you?

Please leave a comment with someone who inspires you. They may not have a video, but if they have a blog please include a link. Together we can make a great list of people who we all need to be watching and reading.