My first Podcast – Live from FinCon!

I mentioned in my FinCon17 recap that I recorded my first podcast with Jess. The other day Jessica published the FinCon Live episode for listening.

Here’s the podcast episode (Link). Please feel free to take a listen. πŸ™‚


Some thoughts on my first ever podcast recording.

  • What? I sound like that? It’s so weird hearing myself. Do I sound weird?
  • I say “like” way too much… I guess I say that whenever I get slightly nervous? Or when I am just thinking?
  • I also say “cool” way to much ha!
  • Did I accidentally give out too much info about our FIRE date?
  • Des has a fabulous podcast voice.
  • It was a lot of fun doing a live recording with my fellow Canadians. I have asked Jess to do a solo show with me on investing and financial independence retire early

Dear readers, what do you think about the podcast? Did you learn a few things?

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  • Reply
    November 16, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I actually just listened to this last night. I enjoyed the chat! I knew everyone on that podcast, except for Andrew and checked out his site too.

    I wouldn’t worry so much about how you sound, or the “umms” and “cool” and “like” used, it just shows that you’re real, maybe a little nervous? okay fine, but real and genuine. If it really bothers you, or you simply want to improve on this, I would highly recommend doing more podcasts or anything else (even at work) that forces you to speak more. It can be presentations at work to a group of colleagues about something work related or even about FIRE; this will force you to keep speaking and perhaps to iron out the common phrases.

    Otherwise, I don’t think its a big deal, you are fully coherent and understanding and most importantly, genuine, which is key Bob!

    ps. Maybe you should start your own podcast? *wink*

    • Reply
      November 16, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Haha thank you for the feedback. I wasn’t bothered by the fact I use “umms” and “cool” and “like,” I simply noticed that while listening. I could probably eliminate some of these next time I record a podcast. I already present a lot at work (that’s what I do). But when I present at work, I have done the presentation tons of times, so I’m pretty smooth at it.

      • Reply
        November 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        Practice is key. The more you do something correctly, the better you get. πŸ™‚

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    Jim @ Route To Retire
    November 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Congrats on your first podcast, Bob! I bookmarked to check out this weekend!

    — Jim

    • Reply
      November 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Jim, let me know what you think.

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    Ms. Frugal Asian Finance
    November 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Awesome podcast! I’m glad you had a blast at FinCon, and that you got to interview with so many cool people. Hopefully, I can go to FinCon next year. I’m still torn about that decision because I’m currently in the red with my blog and haven’t monetized it yet @[email protected]

    • Reply
      November 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Ms. Frugal Asian Finance. FinCon was a blast and it was cool to have the chance to record a live Podcast.

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    A Frugal Family's Journey
    November 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Congrats on your first podcast! Keep on hustling my friend. Best wishes! AFFJ

    • Reply
      November 17, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thanks AFFJ.

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    wealth from thirty
    November 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Really enjoyed your point on FIRE without “retirement”. Having the option of working when you want, as much as you want but still have the independence to travel, stop working and do something else is exactly what appeals to me too.

    Congrats on your first Podcast Bob.

    • Reply
      November 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thank you. Glad you liked the podcast and enjoyed my point on FIRE without retirement. πŸ™‚

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