The podcasting community is exploding right now and it seems like everyone and their dog is trying their hand at podcasting these days. But that’s not why I recently decided to launch my own podcast, Best Selling. For me, podcasting is actually the perfect vehicle to get back to my broadcasting roots.
Believe it or not, once upon a time my dream job was to become a professional sports broadcaster — and I was actually well on my way to doing that. Growing up, I admired announcers like Vin Scully, Brent Musburger, Dick Enberg, Keith Jackson, and others. Not only were they superb sportscasters, but also supremely talented storytellers. Anyone could tell me what was going on during a ballgame, but in my view, only the greats could observe the scene before them and paint a vivid narrative that drew me into the game. They made me feel like I actually knew the athletes because they humanized them through their words.
During my senior year at the University of Maryland I was fortunate to intern at the local CBS affiliate in Washington DC. By chance, I was working for the renowned sportscaster (and current host of CBS’ “The NFL Today”), James Brown. After graduating, I continued my pursuit of broadcasting by serving as a traffic reporter in the DC area, doing double shifts to cover the morning and afternoon rush hours. I then worked my way up to becoming a radio DJ at WHTG, known back then as “FM 106.3, Modern Rock at the Jersey Shore.” That was a fun gig, with a lot of perks like free concerts, free CDs, and mingling with rock stars. But during my time there, I decided that it would be best if I moved in a new professional direction. For me, jumping around from market to market trying to find my next gig was not going to be sustainable. I made the leap into sales and the rest is history.
So what’s my podcast all about? Well, throughout my career in sales I have always loved two things: 1) presenting and delivering the pitch, and; 2) the strategy behind the deal.
Best Selling Podcast is the culmination of the things that I love about both sales and broadcasting. I offer interviews with real sales professional to help tell their story and offer insight into different approaches, selling styles, strategies, and selling tips. Each conversation and episode is different then the last, but outcome is always the same — we get to know their journey and learn about what interests them in sales. I’ve only been recording for a few weeks now, but I’m really enjoying podcasting and look forward to covering more ground with each new episode. The old saying is true: “you never know how much you miss something until its taken away.” But in my case, it would be even more accurate to say, “you never know how much you miss something until you get it back.”
If you get a chance, please join me in listening and subscribing to Best Selling Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, or wherever you find your podcasts by searching “Vince Beese Best Selling.”