Idaho Speakeasy | Stories and advice from Idaho business owners, entrepreneurs, creators, local icons, and community leaders who are making an impact in Idaho. With host: Mike Turner
About This Show
Mike Turner, host of the Idaho Speakeasy, is a local business owner, author, and world travel junkie. Mike has always been enthralled to meet and learn from other local entrepreneurs, community leaders and fascinating local icons in the community he calls home. Mike soon discovered that the stories and advice he was getting was too rich and valuable to not be shared with the rest of the community. With that, the concept for Idaho Speakeasy was born. For more, visit: http://IdahoSpeakeasy.com.
Most Recent Episode
IDS-018 JennyQ, The Live Streaming Life
A livestreaming consultant, speaker, and author who hosts and cohosts international live-streaming shows. She was recently ranked by Klout as the number two livestreaming expert worldwide. She visits the Idaho Speakeasy to discuss making genuine connections through livestreaming.
Long Line of Entrepreneurs
JennyQ comes from an entrepreneurial family. Her grandparents were immigrants to America from Czechoslovakia, and landed in a Polish neighborhood. Wanting to fit into the business community, her grandfather changed his last name to a more Polish-sounding name. The name change was “personal branding before it was a thing,” says JennyQ.
Real Connections Through Livestreaming
“Two years ago, I was bitten hard by the livestreaming bug,” says JennyQ. Her friends had been talking to her about Periscope, but she didn’t see the appeal of watching, say, somebody in New York make food on it. As people continued to tell her about it, she decided to take a serious look. “And then the magic happened for me,” she says. “I was on watching Josh Greenbaum. This app was only three months old, and he already had 50,000 followers, and there was a lot of engagement.” She watched Greenbaum connecting with people all around the world, and “that’s the moment I got it,” she says. “There were real connections being made here.”
Getting Herself Connected
Jenny Q jumped into the world of livestreaming during an event with Vincenzo Landino and Applebee’s called Taste the Change. People from all over the country were going to different Applebee’s restaurants and broadcasting from each one, but they didn’t have anyone broadcasting from Boise. She asked Landino how to be a part of it, and he said he was out of budget. “I don’t care about the money,” said JennyQ. “I want to be part of this cool thing that’s happening!” So she went to Applebee’s and botched everything. Her wifi, lighting, and audio were all poor, but she did it.
From there, she moved on to Blab, which no longer exists. She interviewed people who had demonstrated excellence in their field