1. Exploring the Challenges and Rewards of Podcasting with Dawn Wecker Anika Jackson 34:07

Join us on a journey that will leave you feeling inspired and enlightened as we chat with Dawn Wecker, the force behind the Dawnversations podcast. Ever wondered how to turn your love for social interactions into a thriving podcast? Dawn, a former hairstylist turned elderly Caregiver and podcaster, shares her enthralling journey and how she balances her passion for podcasting with personal responsibilities. An essential for any budding or seasoned podcaster, this conversation offers a glimpse into the challenges and rewards of podcasting, along with Dawn's unique insights on the role of this medium in the entrepreneurial world.

Ever felt lost in the sea of podcasts and wondered how you could make your unique voice heard? Dive into this episode as we navigate the intricacies of podcasting, exploring the different motivations behind this craft and strategies to connect authentically with listeners. Witness Dawn's experience in the industry, from being nominated for a podcast award to maintaining her authenticity amidst the pressures of numbers and connections. And as we understand the challenges of standing out in a crowded field, we remind ourselves to stay true to our essence, because authenticity always shines.

Get ready for an enlightening discussion with Dawn, host of “Dawnversations,” as we explore the delicate balancing act between podcasting and personal life. Dawn shares his struggles with maintaining this balance and offers a poignant quote from his late father that is sure to resonate with listeners. And as a special treat, we get a preview of the upcoming spiritual episodes on “Dawnversations.” Come along for a conversation filled with genuine insights, inspiration, and practical advice for podcasters at all stages of their journey. Tune in now, and let's embark on this exciting adventure together!

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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.