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Michael Janda - The Relationship Game: Building Real Personal Brand Connections

Brand Design Masters Podcast

Michael Janda is an award-winning Creative Director, agency veteran, and author. He founded Riser, his own creative agency, which boasts high profile clients such as Google, Warner Brothers, FOX, NBC, National Geographic, and Disney. We talk about:● Having things you can be known for: the story of his thing with bobbleheads ● His career trajectory: from building a successful website that generated 10 million worth of venture capitalist seed money, to getting his computer as his last pay, to landing a Creative Director job at FOX, and how he eventually lost it all after the 9/11 catastrophe● What he did to pivot his career after all that and how he eventually decided to build his own agency● The Relationship Game: how he got freelance gigs from connections from his old positions and previous colleagues who went on to work for new companies● The logical move to Salt Lake City from LA that allowed him to offer more affordable prices while being in a setup that was more conducive to remote work● What he means when he says Riser was the #1 third bid option for the entertainment industry● His book "Burn Your Portfolio" and why he felt he needed to write it● How he feels about soft skills and why being the best designer isn’t good enough● A speaking engagement in Moscow that awakened an impostor syndrome moment for him which led to his leap to becoming a content creator● His Instagram that’s a poster child of great visual branding ● His private coaching service and why he thinks creative entrepreneurs need confidence most these days● His personal manifesto of succeeding through real relationships and adding value to people’s lives one person at a time Mentioned in this episode:Burn Your Portfolio by Michael Janda: https://www.amazon.com/Burn-Your-Portfolio-design-school/dp/0321918681 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034    To connect with Michael, head on over to his channels:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morejanda/   Website: https://michaeljanda.com/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/morejanda/  Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the podcast, head on over to the following links for more of my work and some valuable resources to get you started on your own branding initiatives. Until the next episode! VISIT MY WEBSITE:http://www.philipvandusen.com  JOIN THE BRAND•MUSE NEWSLETTER:http://www.philipvandusen.com/muse  JOIN THE BRAND DESIGN MASTERS FACEBOOK GROUP:https://www.facebook.com/groups/branddesignmasters SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL:http://www.youtube.com/c/PhilipVanDusen  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER:https://twitter.com/philipvandusen  FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST:https://www.pinterest.com/philipvandusen  LIKE MY AGENCY ON FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/verhaalbranddesign Bring Your Own Laptop - Adobe Training with Daniel Scott https://www.byol.me/philip  InVideohttps://bdmpodcast.com/invideo Discount Code: “PHILIP50” Tubebuddyhttps://wwwtubebuddy.com/philipvandusen   ____________________________ The Brand Design Masters Podcast is targeted to entrepreneurs, designers, creative professionals and anyone interested in brand strategy, business planning, graphic design, personal branding, trends and marketing. Philip VanDusen is the owner of Verhaal Brand Design, a brand strategy and design agency based in New Jersey. Philip is a highly accomplished creative executive and expert in brand strategy, graphic design, marketing and creative management. Philip provides design, branding, marketing, career and business advice to creative professionals, entrepreneurs and companies on how to build successful brands for themselves and for the clients and customers they serve.


6 Sep 2021

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Michael Janda on the business of sketchnoting - SE09 / EP13

Sketchnote Army Podcast

In this episode, I have a fantastic discussion with Michael Janda, a business coach for creatives, author, and agency veteran. Michael shares his suggestions for sketchnoters who are asked to create sketchnotes for money but don’t know where to start. If you’re doing sketchnoting for hire or are considering it, this episode is a great foundation to help you think about your clients and your work differently.SPONSORED BYThis episode of the Sketchnote Army Podcast is brought to you by The Sketchnote Lettering Live Workshop Replay. This is the year to upgrade your lettering with my 2 hour video replay, where I teach you my signature lettering style showing you how I create letters, tips and tricks, and my lettering philosophy.Watch as I demonstrate 2-line, 3-line, condensed, extended lettering, script and faux script and handwriting techniques.This session includes a Q&A portion where I answer student questions and downloadable PDF reference and practice sheets so you can follow along.Buy this video replay for only $15 at Vimeo.RUNNING ORDERIntro: Who is Michael Janda?Michael’s origin story: from agency employee to creative coachHow do we answer the question: How much does you sketchnote cost?Michael’s 3 pricing variablesWhat’s the baseline cost this sketchnote work will be? Your floor pricing.What’s the market value of my sketchnotes? Someone else or market cost.What’s the client’s budget? What will they actually spend on this?Don’t be afraid to ask! What’s your budget?No client price range? Reply with a price range.Price ranges should be anchored with the high price first, then low!Anchor against others who to the work.People buy you: don’t just email, call them to talk.The better your relationship, the higher your price could go.Calls let you see more client body language.Question 1: Red flags to watch out for!How to counter the red flags before you get stuckPhasing and invoicing sketchnoting projectsThe benefit of teaching clients about your processBe the expert, lead the discussion!Question 2: Should you have a contract? YES!How contracts shape projects, good and bad!Contract basicsNothing done unless it’s in writing and confirmedClear, detailed contracts are betterPresent the contract, don’t just email it!Watch Michael’s free proposal and contract course!How can I deliver more than expected for the customer?Exceeding expectations and relationship are the secret saucePresenting the work is important!Not just a delivery but a full presentation of the experienceThink ahead of the customer: come with solutions and ideasThe importance of framing your workWhat gets Michael excited? The global creative communityToolsTalk yourself into the better versionOutroLINKSAmazon affiliate links below support the Sketchnote Army Podcast.Michael Janda’s websiteMichael on YouTubeMichael on InstagramMichael on TwitterMichael on LinkedInMichael Janda’s Freelance CourseBook: Burn Your PortfolioBook: The Psychology of Graphic Design PricingMichael’s free proposal and contracts mini courseTeespringTOOLSAmazon affiliate links below support the Sketchnote Army Podcast.Adobe SuiteAdobe AnimateBizBuds PodcastiPhone 12 Pro MaxCamo StudioCREDITSProducer: Alec PulianasTheme music: Jon SchiedermayerSUBSCRIBE ON ITUNESYou can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.SUPPORT THE PODCASTTo support the creation, production and hosting of the Sketchnote Army Podcast, buy one of Mike Rohde’s bestselling books. Use code ROHDE40 at Peachpit.com for 40% off!


26 Apr 2021

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Ep. 06: Michael Janda ON: Design, Business, and Advertising

Be Limitless with Tarun Makhija

Are you a freelancer, agency owner, or entrepreneur? If yes, then this episode is what you need. From working in the creative space to starting his own creative agency: Riser (sold to Eli Kirk in 2015), Michael has worked with companies like Disney, Google, ABC, Fox, Warner Bros., NBC, and many more. Furthermore, he along with EKR went on to work with companies Google, National Geographic, ABC, Intel, and Netflix. He is also the creator of the Course: The Ultimate Freelance Course, Author of Burn Your Portfolio & The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing, and the Co-host of Biz Buds Podcast.  In this episode, Michael shares the challenges of running an agency, working as a business coach, and challenges of freelancing. He shares 20 years of his experience in less than 60 minutes and you don't want to miss out on any minute. He also talks about the process of designing, working with entrepreneurs and how he balances his work and life. We also had a fun rapid-fire round, in the end, you don't wanna miss that.  You can connect with Michael on Instagram on @MoreJanda or check out michaeljanda.com and touch base with Tarun on LinkedIn and Instagram on @tarunmakhija01 Don't miss out to follow the hashtag #TarunSpeaks P.S. If you are looking to upskill yourself in Branding & Digital Marketing, Do check out the course "Roadmap to Digital Marketing by Tarun Makhija": https://bit.ly/EnrollNow_RoadmapToDM


23 Apr 2021

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Michael Janda | The Intersection of Art and Commerce

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Michael Janda shares the secrets behind being a successful creative entrepreneur and how to make it in the business world. Being creative and productive is often the easiest step for most creatives but for those looking to turn it into a career, it's only the beginning. Michael won't teach you how to do creative work, but he will teach you how to work as a creative.Follow Michael Janda on Instagram | https://instagram.com/morejandaFollow Michael Janda on Twitter | https://twitter.com/morejandaMichael Janda is the best-selling author of Burn Your Portfolio, co-host of the Biz Buds podcast and much more. To find out more, visit his website | https://MichaelJanda.comListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and engage with the creative community! Just visit https://the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.mn.co/ to sign up.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


5 Apr 2021

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How to Win Web Design Clients by Mastering Your Project Process w/ Michael Janda

Self-Made Web Designer

Episode web pageFree Trello Client Process TemplateRESOURCESUltimate Freelance CourseMichael Janda’s YouTube ChannelMichael Janda’s WebsiteMichael Janda’s Instagram


17 Mar 2021

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124 - Deep Dive: Pricing Creative Work — with Michael Janda

The Futur with Chris Do

This deep dive episode comes from a livestream we held way back in 2019 on The Futur’s YouTube channel.Our guest, Michael Janda, is the author of the best-selling book Burn Your Portfolio. He’s also a seasoned ad agency executive who helps creative entrepreneurs make more money with less stress.In this episode, we aim our focus on pricing creative work. A topic that every creative professional has struggles with. Michael walks you through a step by step process on how to price your work and how to parse all the variables that come with it. Things like production cost, market value, and client budget, to name a few.If you ever find yourself lost in the bidding process or pulling numbers out of thin air, then get ready to get schooled. Because you’re about to get a crash course in pricing creative work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 33mins

10 Mar 2021

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How to Effectively Price Your Services as a Freelancer and Make More Money w/ Michael Janda

Self-Made Web Designer

Download the free web design starter kit courseEpisode pageRESOURCES:Ultimate Freelance CourseMichael Janda’s YouTube ChannelMichael Janda’s WebsiteMichael Janda’s Instagram


10 Mar 2021

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Nodes of Design#47: Fusion of Design and Marketing by Tom Ross and Michael Janda

Nodes of Design

Tom Ross and Michael Janda are creative entrepreneurs and mentors who had helped thousands of creatives across the world. Tom Ross is the founder and CEO at Design Cuts, the highest-rated online marketplace for designers, and he is also the host of two famous design podcasts - The Honest Designers Show and Biz Buds. Michael Janda is an agency veteran, mentor and best-selling author of Burn Your Portfolio and The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing. In this episode, Tom and Mike had shared super impactful insights on the fusion of design and marketing and how can designers leverage the power of marketing to build impressive experiences. We discussed how business people and designers in the same organisation build a great bond and understand each other for better growth. In the later part, we discussed how independent designers could utilise the power of both design and marketing to create a successful journey. Takeaways -  How design and marketing can be fused for better growth. How to build a positive relationship with business people as designers, How Design Thinking plays a role in integrating design & marketing.  Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.  Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more. If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and be a part of the knowledge-sharing community #Spreadknowledge. This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.


1 Jan 2021

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S01.EP17 - Personal Branding with Tom Ross & Michael Janda

JUST Branding

Grow your personal brand with confidence. Tune in with Michael Janda & Tom Ross as we explore what it takes to maximise your personal brand’s success! These “Biz Buddies” run multi 7-figure businesses and in this episode, you’ll hear the lessons they’ve picked up along the way. MICHAEL JANDA Michael Janda is an agency veteran, business coach, and best-selling author of Burn Your Portfolio. He helps creative freelancers and agencies run their businesses with confidence and make more money. TOM ROSS Tom Ross is the CEO of DesignCuts and a marketing coach. He co-hosts the Biz Buds podcast with Michael Janda and is probably the most Honest Entrepreneur on the internet. This episode is not to be missed!

1hr 6mins

26 Oct 2020

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Michael Janda 

The Danny Allen-Page Podcast

Welcome to the Danny Allen Page Podcast. This is the show designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners learn how to grow a personal brand and monetise that brand through social media. We’ll be discussing the three core pillars that we believe to be integral to success; Mindset, Marketing and Making Money. The learnings and lessons that Danny shares will be delivered in his hallmark real, raw and honest manner - this is one for those that walk the walk, not just talk the talk.    In this episode Danny dives in deep with the agency legend that is Michael Janda. Michael has a huge history and heritage that started 20 years ago when he worked in-house at Fox Studios before the company was bought by Disney, so he’s worked for some of the biggest multimedia brands on the planet before moving into launching creative agencies. As an award-winning marketer Michael has worked with the biggest household name companies on the planet and now spends his time helping creators and freelancers to build successful organisations.  In this show you will hear huge value form a guy who has built, scaled and sold successful agencies and spends his whole tome now helping others do the same. Michael is a legend in his sector and, in this show, you’re about to hear why!  As you will hear in this episode, Danny is a huge advocate for the power, value and outcomes of Michael’s course, so check it out right here https://morejanda.teachable.com/ Connect with Danny https://www.instagram.com/dannyallenpage/ ----------- The Danny Allen-Page Podcast is an Ultimate Podcast Group production.  If you would like to find out how you can benefit from the growing power of podcasting for your brand and business head to www.ultimatepodcastgroup.com

1hr 9mins

8 Oct 2020