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The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

Nov 19, 2019

About the guest: 

Angela Ferrari is an artist and childrens book author/ illustrator based in Portland, Maine. She is the creator and host of the Story Spectacular podcast.  

Angela grew up in the mountains of western Maine. Living in a rural setting, she developed a talent for finding creative ways to play and captivate her imagination. 

After graduating with a BA in studio art from the University of Maine, Angela moved to Portland. She was accepted into the Assets for Artists program, which focuses on business finance for creative entrepreneurs. After completing the required training, Angela received matching grant funds for working capital. She then became a successful painter. 

She has since expanded her artistic endeavors, writing and illustrating five childrens books: Diggers Daily Routine, An Extraordinary Book, What Do You See?, The Shape Escape, and Lawrence the Lighthouse. Angela has also launched Story Spectacular, a childrens story podcast that features original stories and classic retellings. 


In the episode:   

2:17  Angela shares how she decided to expand her creativity by transitioning from a landscape painter to a childrens book author and illustrator.  

3:33 – After deciding to selfpublish, Angela shares how she founded her podcast, Story Spectacular, to selfpromote.  

5:53  Angela shares that she would have placed more of a focus on marketing if she had it to do over again.  

8:42  Rather than looking at other podcasters as competition, Angela shares how she collaborates with other podcasters.  

9:53  Angela shares how she has overcome nervousness during podcast interviews with dance.  

12:11  Nancy and Angela discuss the quirky turkey and how it connects to content marketing 

19:22 – Nancy tells a story about getting tuxedos at Ferrari Brothers.  

20:38  Angela shares how she uses social media to connect and share content to help others.  

22:56  Angela measures success by hearing from her listeners and how they connect to her characters.  

25:52  Angela talks about how she gets parents to post about her storytelling events on social media but that it is the inperson connection that creates a lasting memory. 

29:13  Through her network, Angela learns new things and does the work that she cares most about.  

31:44  One of Angelas most valuable tools is YouTube, enabling her to learn new skills.  

32:52 – Angela shares her one piece of advice for career success.  

34:17 – Angela challenges listeners to create, create, create.  



"I feel like you have to not just hit the pavement, but hit the keyboard. So, Ive tried to find ways where I can do both at the same time.”—  Angela Ferrari, Childrens Book Author/Illustrator/Podcaster at Story Spectacular 




Podcast: Story Spectacular  

Adventures of Baby Foodie  

Lawrence the Lighthouse 

Lithgow Library  

Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer 

Portland Pod 

Malcolm Gladwell 


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Twitter: @storytacular