Interview On The Podcaster’s Life

By Alexander Laurin

podcasters coachI was interviewed on The Podcaster's Life By Alexander Laurin.

It was an enjoyable interview. We talked about about International Podcast Day, and Podcasting in general.

You can find more episodes of the The Podcaster's Life at PodcastersCoach.com

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Interviewed On The Solopreneur Hour

By Michael O'Neal

Interview on The Solopreneur HourI was recently interviewed on The Solopreneur Hour by Michael O'Neal.

On this interview we talked about growing up as an entrepreneur and the different verticals I am involved with.

You can find more episodes of The Solopreneur Hour at SolopreneurHour.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Paint And Wallpaper Podcast

By David Cook

Paint and wallpaper podcastKathy and I were interviewed on The Paint and Wallpaper Podcast by David Cook.

On this interview we talked about our decorating business, wallpaper and podcasting.

You can find more episodes of The Paint and Wallpaper Podcast at DfrancoFinishes.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On Crypto Talks

By Ani Alexander

Crypto TalksI was interviewed on The Crypto Talks Podcast by Ani Alexander.

On this interview we talked about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and podcasting.

You can find more episodes of The Crypto Talks Podcast at AniAlexander.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Readily Random Podcast

By Larry Roberts

Readily RandomI was interviewed on The Readily Random Podcast by Larry Roberts.

On this interview we talked about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.

You can find more episodes of The Readily Random Podcast at ReadilyRandom.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Back On The Podcaster’s Life

By Alexander Laurin

podcasters coachI was interviewed on The Podcaster's Life By Alexander Laurin again.

I always enjoy talking with Alexander . On this interview we talked about The Crypto Cousins Podcast.

You can find more episodes of the The Podcaster's Life at PodcastersCoach.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Maximize Excellence Podcast

By Joe Hicks

maximize excellence interviewI was interviewed on The Maximize Excellence Podcast By Joe Hicks.

We talked about about being the Fixer Upper of you life.

You can find more episodes of the Maximize Excellence Podcast at MaximizeExcellence.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The For Your Success Podcast

By Katie Hornor

Blogging SuccesfullyI was interviewed on The Your Success Podcast By Katie Hornor.

This was a fun conversation and the first time I have chatted with Katie, but I hope not my last.

You can find more episodes of the For Your Success Podcast at BloggingSuccessfully.com/

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Social Media Strategy Podcast

By Pauline Stockhausen

Social-Media-Strategy-podcast I was interviewed on The Social Media Strategy Podcast by Pauline Stockhausen.

I have engaged with Pauline several times over the years on different online projects, but had not met her in person until 2017 at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego.

We had a great conversation about podcasting and social media.

You can find more episodes of The Social Media Strategy Podcast at WorldPodcasts.com/socialmediastrategypodcast/

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Kathy And I were Interviewed

By VoyageDallas

VoyageDallas is a local Dallas area online newspaper that interviewed Kathy and I. I thought I would share the article with you.

Meet Kathy and Gary Leland of Leland’s Wallpaper in Arlington

Kathy and Gary Leland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathy and Gary Leland.

Leland’s was founded in 1981 by Kathy and Gary with an initial investment of twenty-five dollars they began selling custom mini blinds door to door.

Now they have evolved and sell everything from custom blinds, shutters, bedding, draperies, wallpaper, flooring, and fabric, for both residential, and commercial customers.

LelandWallpaper.com is the largest stocking wallpaper store in the state of Texas with a full showroom located in Arlington, TX.

They created one of the first websites dedicated to selling wallpaper in 1996, and now operate a network of websites dedicated to helping people with their decorating needs.

These websites consist of www.LelandsWallpaper.com www.SportsDecorating.com www.BrickWallpaper.com www.MuralWallpaper.com, and www.InteriorDecorate.com.

Gary and Kathy have also entered the world of new media. Gary started creating podcasts in 2004 and is now known as a pioneer in the world of podcasting, in 2016 Gary inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in Chicago.

The couple also produces podcasts about the hit HGTV Shows Fixer Upper and Hometown. These podcasts can be found at www.DecoratingPodcasts.com along with many of the great video reviews of new wallpaper books that Kathy hosts

Because of Gary’s work in the field of New Media and Podcasting, Arlington’s Mayor Williams proclaimed March the 1st Gary Leland Day in 2017.

Their story is a true success of turning a twenty-five-dollar investment into a yearly seven figure business.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Since we started with a small twenty-five-dollar investment back in 1981, one of the main problems were handling the growth.

During the early years we had to put in our profits as fast as we made them in order to grow the business.

We have never borrowed a penny to grow our business to where it is today.

Please tell us about Lelands Wallpaper.
We have always believed that service is the easy place to stand out.

When customers come in our store, or contact us online they are given the best service we can possibly give.

With a world of websites like Yelp you can build the best advertising network just by having happy customers who will recommend you to the world via the internet.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
We both agreed on this one. Our favorite memories from childhood are the memories of hanging out with our brothers and sisters.

We have made a sincere effort to create those kinds of memories with our daughters Lauren and Amanda.

Contact Info:

Address: 2021 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, Texas 76010
Website: www.LelandsWallpaper.com
Phone: 817-226-7890
Email: LelandsWallpaper@gmail.com
Instagram: Instagram.com/Kathy_Leland
Facebook: Facebook.com/LelandsWallpaper
Twitter: Twitter.com/KathyLeland
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/lelands-interiors-arlington

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You can see the full article at http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-kathy-gary-leland-lelandswallpaper-com-arlington/

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Interviewed On Raw & Real

By CJ Ripka

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I was interviewed on Raw & Real by CJ Ripka

We had a great conversation about my podcasting Journey.

You can find more episodes of the Raw & Real Podcast at RawAndReal.podbean.com

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Interviewed On The Book District

By Jeremy C. Jones

Book District InterviewI was interviewed by Jeremy C. Jones for Book District Podcast.

You can find more episodes of the Book District Podcast at AskJeremyJones.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On Podcast Junkies

By Harry Duran

Podcast JunkiesI was interviewed by Harry Duran of Podcast Junkies.

This was a very fun, and a very long conversation.

This may actually be the longest interview I have ever given.

We talked about my life going all the way back to when I was around 4 years old.

You can find more episodes of Podcast Junkies at PodcastJunkies.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On Stave The Doubts

By Jared Easley

starve the doubts I was Interviewed By Jared Easley on Starve The Doubts

We talk about Podfest, my induction into the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame, and More.

You can find more episodes of Stave The Doubts at StarveTheDoubts.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed In The Dallas Observer

By Karen Burgess Gavis

This is an interview I had with the Dallas Observer. I thought Karen Gavis did a great job on the article. She emailed me when the story first came out, and told me her editor wrote the title.

I was a little confused on the title. I even had to look up the word Luddite since I was not familiar with the term.

I do not see where the term applies, but as P.T. Barnum said, “Say what you want about me, just spell my name correct.” In todays terms that should be “Say what you want about me, just spell my domain correct.” Since they spelt my name, and domain correctly I am happy with the article.

Gary Leland Interview Dallas Observer

When Gary Leland walked into a store in 1983 to buy his first computer, a salesman asked if he knew DOS. “I’ve never met her,” Leland said, to which the salesman replied that DOS was a computer language and then showed him a new point-and-click model.

“That sounds like what I need,” Leland said. Today, the former door-to-door salesman is a self-taught social media marketing guru who creates free information hubs for North Texas techies. Last year, he was inducted into the Academy of Podcaster’s Hall of Fame.

“I was probably one of the first 100 podcasters on the planet,” he says. Leland co-founded Podcast Dallas, along with Mitch Todd, and has found the medium to be a great way to promote his other businesses, like his softball equipment company, which he supports with popular podcasts and e-books about fast pitch softball.

Leland moved from South Carolina to Arlington nearly 40 years ago. He says he had a car with some gas in it at the time and maybe $10 in his pocket. He landed a job selling storm doors and windows before marrying his wife, Kathy, and opening up a wallpaper store.

While raising their two daughters, Leland volunteered to coach the girls’ softball team, DaBomb. When he had a tough time finding softball equipment, he decided to open his own store, softballjunk.com.

The brick-and-mortar store is located just behind the wallpaper store. Inside, girls and boys can be seen sizing up bats near rows of softballs and batter’s gloves, but Leland says most of the store’s sales are online.

“Half of my business is from softball, which I never expected,” he says, noting that his “aha moment” came when he saw someone wearing a SoftballJunk.com ball cap shortly after he opened for business. That’s when he got into podcasting.

When Leland found he was having to travel to Dallas to meet other people who shared his interests, he decided to start the Arlington Social Media Marketing Meetup group.

“I kind of got tired of going to Dallas every time for a meetup,” he says. “So, I started trying to get some tech stuff here.”

Leland, 62, brings in people like famed Facebook marketer Dennis Yu, Topo Chico brand master Giovanni Gallucci and Amazon super seller Chris Green to share their tricks of the trade. Several businesses are even offering the group free meeting space, pizza and drinks.

“I have 25 people coming from Dallas [for Yu’s session],” Leland says. “This is the complete opposite of normal.”

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams was so impressed by Leland that during a recent City Council meeting he proclaimed March 1, 2017, as Gary Leland Day.

“Thank you for making Arlington your home and for making a difference in so many ways,” Williams said.
Leland makes a difference by sharing his expertise with others at no cost. Because he has been successful, he says, he wants to help other startups do the same.

“I attended the first meetup and learned so much about using WordPress to promote my business on social media,” Travis Littig writes on the group’s meetup page. “Gary Leland has really created something special here.”

Leland’s newest podcast is one he and Kathy do together about the show Fixer Upper, which helps them sell their wallpaper. “Kathy and I watch [Fixer Upper],” he says. “And then we record out thoughts. Two or three thousand people listen to that a week.”

To learn more about Leland, visit GaryLeland.com or SocialMediaArlington.com. The next free meetup is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at 1527 S. Cooper St.

You can see the original article Here.

– By, Karen Gavis

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Interviewed on My Worst Interview Ever

By Tim Sinclair

My Worst Interview Ever I was interviewed on My Worst Interview Ever by Tim Sinclair

I talk about an interview I had with the BBC back in 2006.

You can find more episodes of Worst Interview Ever at WorstInterviews.ringr.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed In the Arlington Citizen Journal

By RAFAEL SEARS

Gary Leland in his studio

Gary Leland in his studio

I was recently interviewed by Rafael Sears of The Arlington Citizen Journal.

The Arlington Citizen Journal is local paper that is affiliated with the much larger Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Rafael was at the City Council meeting when the Mayor of Arlington proclaimed Gary Leland Day and afterwards asked if he could interview me.

The article follows:

Arlington Podcast Hall of Famer honored by mayor with his own day in March

ARLINGTON – When Gary Leland learned that Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams would proclaim March 1, 2017, as Gary Leland Day, he thought it was a joke.

Leland, 62, a resident of Arlington for about 40 years, was honored at an Arlington City Council meeting recently.

“Podcasting has opened so many doors for me,” Leland said.

Leland recorded his first podcast, The Sports Podcast, in 2004. In 2006, Time magazine listed his website Podcast Pickle as one of the 50 coolest websites. Ten years later — last July — he was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame in Anaheim, Calif.

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Gary and The Fastpitch TV Show


Podcasts didn’t really take off until 2005, which is the year “podcast” was declared the word of year by the New Oxford American Dictionary, when Steve Jobs announced podcasts would be available on iTunes, according to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Leland said this is the main reason podcasts grew in popularity.

Although many of the podcasts Leland has created or is involved with are about softball, he recently started a Fixer Upper podcast in which he and his wife talk about the HGTV show, and The Gary Leland Show, where he talks about his experiences as an entrepreneur, he said.

What’s the one thing he dreams of the most? To throw at the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game — he even joked at the council meeting that Williams could help with that.

See the original article HERE

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