In a lifetime that included careers as diverse as military service and medical device sales, Mechanical engineer, Tom Schwab now is the the Chief Evangelist Officer of Interview Valet, a service that connects podcast guests to podcasts.
Takeaways from our conversation:
A STEM degree is a great foundation. Even though Tom didn’t end up working very long as an engineer, he values his STEM degree’s versatility.
Do your research. Tom often has people contacting asking him to be on his podcast. One problem: Tom doesn’t have a podcast. He has never had a podcast. His company matches podcast hosts with podcast guests.
Interview Valet’s mantra is: Message, Market, Machine, Match. Do you have stories to tell or just products to sell (message)? Do you know who you want to talk to, and do you have something that can help them (market)? Does your website and social media look professional (machine)? Is there a fit between the host and guest (match)?