I Have A Podcast

I Have A Podcast

Conversations with the celebrities, creatives, and creators who are impacting today‘s media, culture, & technology. Join Vinnie Potestivo, veteran television & talent development executive, and his guests as they dive into the creative decisions, mistakes, and stumbles that continue to impact today‘s pop culture. ihaveapodcast.com

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September 23, 2022 37 min

Today's guest is Barbara Barna Abel. She's a multi-media coach and advisor who is widely sought out for her work as a talent developer and executive development expert. Her book How to Get Your Foot in the Door: Television Hosting and Presenting is a must-read for any on-camera TV host, and her 12 Tips for Success On-Camera (and Off) Download FREE EBOOK is a must-read for ALL!  

In this episode of IHAP we talk about perform...

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The episode about BRAND BUILDING you've been waiting for (sorry about that) is finally here!

Damona Hoffman shares the mistakes and successes she took to build her personal brand from the ground up! Learn how she leveraged her corporate creative skillset to build an audio empire.

CONVERSATION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

01:00 - Getting Present and Controlling the Moment

02:55 - Eliminating Noise and Gaining Focus

03:20 - How to Expand...

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In part 2 of our conversation with Damona Hoffman, we dive into knowing your audience, choosing your audience, and attracting the audience of your choice.

In the second segment of this interview with Damona Hoffman, we talk about how she was able to frame herself in a unique way by paying attention to what her audience needs and wants. We also talk about how you can meet them by getting to know your audience, which is similar to da...

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What happens when Damona Hoffman and Vinnie Potestivo get behind a mic? Listen to what this dating expert and podcast extraordinaire has to say about success and a few shared experiences on this episode of I Have A Podcast!

We dive into how Damona has pioneered the podcasting space - back when it was still called “internet radio shows” and how she followed every twist and turn of the industry to success. She shares tips and insigh...

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In this episode, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and I have an extended creative conversation in which we discuss how podcasting has helped her find authenticity, connect with new listeners, create intellectual property, deepen our friendships, work together as friends, and experience creative fulfillment.

It’s an intense and emotional conversation with a very good friend about something we love doing every single day of our lives: create. 

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August 16, 2022 28 min

Preston Konrad (brand builder, entrepreneur, fashion maven & fellow podcaster) wears a dozen hats and all of them go back to storytelling. He has worked for some of the biggest names in fashion, started his own agency, launched a home collection, and the list keeps going.

Preston and I talk about the ups and downs of branching out on our own, share some pro tips in branding, and discuss how to stay creative every day. 

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks about how collaboration is the key to success in many aspects of living, not just the arts. We talk about how important it is to have relationships with other creators and how having the perspective of others helps us develop our work.

Pajama Pants was created as a loosely formatted podcast to give the flexibility to create experiences, discussions, and memorable moments between her co-hosts Rob Iler and Kas...

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler (HBO's The Sopranos, ABC's Big Sky) shares the mistakes made and lessons learned as we dig deeper into her podcasting journey.

We dive into the art of building sustainable collaborations, something she has been able to do with her Pajama Party co-hosts Kassem G. and Rob Iler.

And we chat about how previous relationships can serve as inspiration for a podcast, as well as how to use those unique (shared) exp...

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler (best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos) joins us to discuss our longtime friendship and how she dove into the world podcasting! 

When Jamie found a lack in the type of content she needed, a need for something as universal as the reality of motherhood- she went and created that content. She jumped feet first into the world of podcasting and created "Mama Said." Years later...

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Today's guest is Damien Fahey. Currently a writer, voice artist, and producer for FOX's hit series Family Guy, we originally met in 2005 at a host casting for MTV's Total Request Live (he got the gig!) and we were lucky to get to experience so much together during the golden age of early 2000s pop culture. 

In this episode of IHAP we dive into the impact social media had on TRL, how a cold call helped pave his path to t...

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We're hanging out with Damien Fahey!

We talk about ways to gamify being consistent, how to get noticed, ways to utilize your contacts, how to empower your friends and contacts to help you succeed.  

Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 01:00 - Craig Kilborn Leaves the "Late Late Show" 01:58 - Making The First Call 03:07 - My First Night Hosting the Late Late Show  04:44 - The Call Before the Cal...

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We're hanging out with Damien Fahey!

We talk about ways to create your own opportunities, finding creative flow, the importance of taking inventory of the talent you're surrounded by... 

Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 00:41 - Preparing for My Audition  01:28 - Waiting My Turn 02:00 - The Moment I Knew I Wanted This 03:41 - Seeing Signs 04:00 - Staying In Touch After An Audition 04:44 - Just Ha...

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On this awesome episode of I Have A Podcast, we sit down with Damien Fahey!

We dive into the impact social media had on TRL, his initial discovery and love for audio media, and the humiliating audition experience that almost made him uninterested in the opportunity to audition with me for the position that launched his television career as host of MTV's TRL... 

Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 00:45...

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This podcast has been modified for your audio pleasure. Watch the original video broadcast here: vpe.tv/connordube

Connor Dube and I met in Brandon T Adam's Video Marketing Mastermind group during the summer of 2021. We connected instantly and it was a matter of days before we were live streaming.

In this episode of IHAP LIVE, Connor and I share our unique POVs into Celebrity Brand Strategy: the importance of winning awards, re...

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On this super special episode of I Have A Podcast we sit down with a multi-talented superstar whose hard work has made her successful in everything she puts her mind to... Christina Milian!

Whether you know her from her AM to PM or Dip It Low days, her cinematic blockbuster hits like Love Don't Cost A Thing or Netflix's Resort to Love, or are a fan of bey-worthy beignets served daily from her expanding cafe brand Beignet B...

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Brian McFayden. Whether you know him as the MTV News anchor who brought us the infamous Britney Spears documentary or rushed home to watch him as an MTV VJ, this is an episode you won't want to miss!

In today's I Have A Podcast we dive into how Brian made the initial leap from radio to tv, the importance of having allies on and off camera, and the biggest interview of his MTV career: Britney Spears.

We had a great time catc...

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Joining me on this episode of I Have a Podcast, is Doron Ofir, casting director extraordinaire behind household names like Jersey Shore, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the breakout Netflix hit Too Hot to Handle

Starting off his career in the club scene of Miami and then moving out to Los Angeles, the rise of reality tv changed the landscape of the entertainment industry forever.  Doron has made a name for him...

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Joining me on this episode of I Have a Podcast, is Audrey Gruss, Founder of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) and President of Hope Fragrance. Audrey founded HDRF in 2006 to discover new medication, treatments, and prevention of depression. 

Named after her mother Hope, who suffered from depression for decades, Audrey’s mission-driven businesses bring together her creative talents, business savvy, and a sense of pu...

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Imposter syndrome holding you back? Do you get anxious to hit the record button? Is your perfectionism messing with your flow?

MTV Host turned Media Coach, Quddus, is using his gifts to transform anxiety and perfectionism so you can master your media and make a difference.

In this episode of I Have A Podcast Quddus shares what he has learned about the importance of overcoming adversity, the power and pitfalls of advice, and the dif...

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TJ Lavin, host of MTV's hit-series The Challenge, joins us on this action-packed episode of IHAP!

In forging our friendship, TJ completely disarmed me when he nonchalantly and respectfully brought attention to my sexuality in a good-humored and loving manner.

With TJ, I knew I had an ally. He treats those around him with dignity and camaraderie, which is probably why he shines as host of a show that pushes people to their phy...

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