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Brian Fanzo: Translating Tomorrow's Trends, Leaning into Psychology & Empathy

Real Personal Branding Podcast

In this episode, Lauren welcomes Brian Fanzo to the show. He built an incredible personal brand on the platform of digital futurism, but he started out in the corporate world. Brian Fanzo talks to Lauren about how he takes future concepts and adapts to them early. They also talk about how to transition from a corporate lifestyle to being a full-time, successful, sought-after speaker, entrepreneur, and personal brand, and lastly, how to embrace who you are called to be and make it a part of your personal brand. Brian Fanzo is a dynamic at translating the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real-time in order to engage their customers at the right time, and he has a true gift for bringing people together online and offline. Brian Fanzo has worked in 76 countries, and he has been highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology for so many years. In this episode, you’ll hear: Brian Fanzo’s background story and how he became a digital futurist. The thing that helped him the most while he was building his personal brand and how to create your own unique personal brand while still working a day job. Why self-awareness is a tool you can use to help you analyze future trends and use it in your business and personal brand. How he fought social media burnout and learned to show up as himself on social media. Brian Fanzo’s suggestions for what to do when you feel stuck. Why he doesn’t settle for failure and how he learns from his mistakes. His prediction for Clubhouse and how he’s using it to continue building his personal brand. Why the things we do online will never fully replace the things we do in the real world. Connect with Lauren V. Davis here: Instagram.com/Ldaviscreative facebook.com/groups/understandsocialmedia Connect with Brian Fanzo https://www.isocialfanz.com/

52mins

23 Jul 2021

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Telling Your Authentic Story with Brian Fanzo | Ep. 175 (Rebroadcast)

Brands On Brands | Personal Branding & Podcasting

Brian Fanzo of iSocialFanz is a social media marketing expert, keynote speaker, evangelist for technology, and podcast host who travels across the United States, urging people to get out there, embrace social media, and show the world what they have to offer. He's also the host of the FOMOFanz Podcast and co-host of the Just Try This podcast with Amy Landino. In this episode, Brian reveals what opened his eyes to video's potential, explains why he stresses authenticity in every avenue of your work. HIGHLIGHTS: Why "Press the damn button" became Brian's rallying cry for his brand and how it reflects his skepticism toward perfectionism. How live streaming pushed Brian to embrace the medium of video for his work. Why you need to get over your fear of putting out an unpolished rough draft of your work as quickly as possible. The short- and long-term importance of authenticity in every possible interaction and presentation you're a part of. Brian's advice for listeners who are committed to a niche, and also why you shouldn't be afraid to keep your options open. Why Brian doesn't think social media is the real cause of many ills in modern society.  Quotes: "I like connecting great people with great people to do great things." "I believe every person has a story to tell." "We have to stop thinking as a marketer and start thinking as a storyteller." "I can't say that I was passionate about every job that I've ever had, but I found a way to be passionate about the work I was doing." "If you aren't real with who you are at your core, I truly don't believe building a community is possible." "If we want the world to be more empathetic, we have to do it ourselves." Mentions: Fiverr Guest Links:iSocialFanz - https://www.isocialfanz.com/ FOMOFanz Podcast - https://www.isocialfanz.com/fomofanz/ Just Try This Podcast - https://anchor.fm/just-try-this MORE ADVICE AND INTERVIEWS If you’d like more content about how to build your personal brand, check out my free Content Marketing Starter Guide. And here are some more of my most popular thought leader interviews! What Business to Start with John Lee Dumas Personal Branding Masterclass with Chris Ducker Built to Serve with Evan Carmichael  Don’t want to miss the next thought leader interview? Subscribe to the free B-team Insider Newsletter! And don’t forget to leave a rating and review on iTunes. Talk soon!

1hr 6mins

21 Jul 2021

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Brian Fanzo ADHD Superpowered Girl Dad of 3 Creator of MisFit Mafia

Thinking Like A Genius Podcast

Brian Fanzo was a cool guest whoo found out late that he had ADHD. He turned that into his superpower and understanding how he thinks allows him to connect with people better and improve how he works. Find out how he uses ADHD to its fullest advantage and how he is able to excel by knowing how he thinks. He is known as isocialfanz and you can connect with him on these links https://www.isocialfanz.com https://twitter.com/iSocialFanz?s=20 https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfanzo/

51mins

20 Jul 2021

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The Forks in the Road with Brian Fanzo @isocialfanz

Humanly Possible

Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today.His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses.In This Episode:·        How winning a high school speed typing contest led to a change in career path·        Social engineering your way into success·        Being guided into places that let you be you·        Recognition as a Top 25 Influencer by The Economist·        A renewed passion for driving change within a company and its’ people·        Dealing with depression: practicing self-care and self-awareness·        Learning to lean on other people

1hr 19mins

28 Apr 2021

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#65: How to give yourself grace and freedom after ADHD diagnosis | Guest Brian Fanzo

Proudly ADHD at work and in business

In this episode, I wanted to introduce you to Brian Fanzo, who shares his journey of a late in life diagnosis. I was so inspired by his passion for life, family, and most importantly self-compassion as he moves through ADHD in adulthood. Key points: Journey of ADHD diagnosis as an adult and his perspective and later how he is supporting his child’s diagnosis of ADHD. Brian shares how he sees his ADHD as a superpower and feels loud and proud of his brain wiring. Reflection on how he managed his corporate days while not realizing he had ADHD He leaned into his strengths and successfully transitioned into Entrepreneurship He explains why his zen place is playing Poker Brian’s share his unique way of how he approaches productivity while managing multiple business initiatives and so much more, be sure to listen to the entire episode. About Brian: Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology. At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian earned a Computer Science degree. Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team who deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate. Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 100 companies. More about Brian at https://www.isocialfanz.com/adhd-superpowered https://brianfanzo.com/forced-to-work-from-home-with-adhd-now-what/ https://www.isocialfanz.com/post/what-adhd-can-teach-you-about-entrepreneur-productivity

54mins

22 Apr 2021

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#152 Clubhouse 101: The Basics, Best Practices & Tips You Need to Know with Brian Fanzo and Scott Martin

Beyond Influential

Want to know more about the most buzzed-about social media platform right now?  If you haven’t heard of Clubhouse, the drop-in audio app is arguably the hottest platform at the moment. It’s currently invite-only and iOS-only, but they are working on the Android version and plan on opening it up to everyone in the near future. Clubhouse has been growing rapidly and is quickly gaining the attention of a who’s-who of entrepreneurs, celebrities, investors, athletes, you name it.  The founders are really paying attention to the user experience and have been offering a lot of transparency in the development and plans for the platform, including frequent town halls where they update users on what’s new, what they’re working on and more.  Social apps change a lot, and if you’re interested in how social media platforms grow and evolve (and listen to their user base!), this is a great case study to keep your eye on! As of the time of recording this episode, Clubhouse is rolling out Payments, their first monetization feature for creators on the platform, which is currently in Beta. I find this particularly interesting because 100% of the payment will go to the creator with Clubhouse taking no cut at all, and they say this will be the first of many features that will allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse. The co-founders have been very vocal about building a platform that puts creators first and are aligning their business model to help creators make money and thrive on the platform.  Clubhouse also plans to make several changes to increase personalization of the app, including tweaking the Activity feed, more control over push notifications, a personalized list of suggested rooms that appear on-screen when you first open the app, and more.  This week’s Beyond Influential has been highly requested and is dedicated to talking basics, best practices, and what you need to know about this platform.  I’m excited to share this episode with you, where I have a candid conversation with two of my favorite Clubhouse creators and collaborators, Brian Fanzo and Scott Martin. They’ll introduce themselves in the episode, but you might remember Brian from Beyond Influential Ep. 47 and Ep. 48 on How to Build an Authentic Community That Gets Business Results, and if you listened to Ep. 125 on The Best Advice on How to Build an Influential Personal Brand Online, you might remember Scott from the clip taken from my interview on his Groundswell Marketing Podcast on Why Intentionality and Clarity are Essential to Personal Brand Marketing. Scott and I had the pleasure of meeting and hitting it off after his wife, Jill, who is one of my incredible LinkedIn Laws students and success stories (she 4x’d her monthly take home in the first month of implementing the course!), had told him about me.  While I’ve known both Brian and Scott for a while now, I can really credit Clubhouse with bringing us closer and allowing us the perfect opportunity to collaborate, which really is part of the appeal of the platform.  We host a weekly Clubhouse room on Tuesdays in Scott’s Sustainable Growth Marketing club, where we talk about personal branding related topics and do Q&A.  I love collaborating with Brian and Scott because we all align on the importance of integrity, and it really translated into an honest and candid conversation.   On Ep. 152, we talk all things CLUBHOUSE! How to build a valuable network and strong relationships on the platform The good, the bad and the ugly: what we love and what needs improvement Moderation tips: How to create a positive experience, keep people on topic, and provide value to everyone in the room The basics and best practices for using the app How to be an ally and amplify underrepresented voices Analytics tools, monetization, the future of the app, and more! Don't want to miss an episode (or valuable free resources!)? Get on my list here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/subscribe   Clubhouse Links: Follow Brittany: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@brittanykrystle Brittany's Beyond Influential club: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/beyond-influential Follow Scott: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@scottadammartin Scott's Sustainable Growth Marketing club: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/sustainablegrowthmarketing Follow Brian: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@isocialfanz Brian's Misfit Mafia club: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/misfitmafia Brian's ADHD Superpowered club: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/adhd-superpowered   More Episodes to Listen To: How to Build an Authentic Community That Gets Business Results Beyond Influential Ep. 47: https://bit.ly/3238mxg Beyond Influential Ep. 48: https://bit.ly/2POiGXE Ep. 125 The Best Advice on How to Build an Influential Personal Brand Online: https://bit.ly/3mLYvpi My interview on Scott's Groundswell Marketing Podcast on Why Intentionality and Clarity are Essential to Personal Brand Marketing: https://bit.ly/2RjVNvm   Other Helpful Links: If you’re interested in building your personal brand the right way, jump on the waitlist to The Clarity Course! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/claritywaitlist/ Want to collaborate with me? Click here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/contact-me/   Want to Support the Podcast? Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts goes a long way: https://apple.co/3rSk09A Take a screenshot while listening to the episode and share it in your Instagram Stories—and make sure to tag me @brittanykrystle! https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/   To connect with Brian: Website: https://www.isocialfanz.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isocialfanz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iSocialFanz Twitter: https://twitter.com/iSocialfanz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrianFanzo LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfanzo/ Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@isocialfanz   To connect with Scott: Website: https://www.groundswell.marketing/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScottMartin_org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottadammartin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottadammartin/ Groundswell Marketing Podcast: https://www.groundswell.marketing/podcast Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@scottadammartin   To connect with me, Brittany Krystle: Website: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanykrystle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanykrystle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittanykrystlexoxo/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brittanykrystle/ Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@brittanykrystle

1hr 48mins

13 Apr 2021

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ADHD + Clubhouse with Brian Fanzo

Yes, And

Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist, keynote speaker, and host of Press The Damn Button. Brian is very open and transparent about his journey with ADHD, and the struggles he faced prior to being diagnosed. He gives beautiful insight into the experience of having ADHD, his hacks for staying focused during speaking events, and how being open about mental health benefits his work and relationships. Judi and Brian also talk about why Clubhouse is such a powerful platform and how it’s creating community, and Brian gives the lowdown on his 2021 digital predictions and tech trends.In this episode of Yes, And:Brian’s experience prior to being diagnosed with ADHDHacks for preparing for speaking events & staying focusedWhat life is like with and without AdderallClubhouse: helping mental health & finding your tribeTech trends and digital predictions for 2021How to manage expectations & be transparent with your audienceResources:Register for the spring Vibe and Thrive Masterclass: judiholler.com/merchandise (use code YESAND50 for 50% off)Click here to listen and subscribe to The Kelli Show!Flipboard: flipboard.com Referenced book: Think AgainFollow Brian:Instagram: @isocialfanz Twitter: @iSocialFanz Website: brianfanzo.com ; isocialfanz.com Podcast: Press The Damn ButtonConnect with Judi:Send Judi a voice message: speakpipe.com/JudiHoller Buy the planner: Vibe and Thrive PlannerBook: Fear Is My HomeboyInstagram: @judiholler Website: judiholler.comEmail: hello@judiholler.com This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

1hr 12mins

10 Mar 2021

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How To Get Over Your Fear And Press The Damn Button with Brian Fanzo

The Visual Lounge

Video is one of the best ways to reach an audience, but it's also one of the most intimidating content forms to create. If fear is holding you back, maybe you just need to “press the damn button.”It's not easy to get started with video. It might feel daunting at first, but there are many reasons why that shouldn't stop you from creating video content.If anyone has the best advice for creating video, it's Brian Fanzo. Brian has been sharing live videos since 2013 and is an entrepreneur and keynote speaker. In this episode of The Visual Lounge, he shares the best lessons he's learned for creating video, from how to get started to how to keep evolving.Learning points from the episode include:What it means to “press the button”Why create live video?How to record videos with confidenceThe two golden rules of live videoBrian’s ‘Rule of Five’How to adapt when video evolvesWhy you should utilize different platformsWhy you should (or shouldn’t) find your nicheImportant links and mentions:Connect with Brian on LinkedInVisit Brian’s websiteBrian’s Amazon store Learn more about the Techsmith Academy.To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, click here.

50mins

21 Oct 2020

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61. A Digital Futurist's Insight to The Event World with Brian Fanzo

Inside The Greenroom | AYR

Welcome to inside the Greenroom, today we talk to the founder of iSocialFans, digital futurist and keynote speaker, Brian Fanzo! During this fascinating conversation, we talk about what it means to be a “Digital Futurist” and how Brian became successful without committing to a niche. Brian also has the key insights on the importance of a virtual MC, building trust, and how you can upgrade your event with some tips and tricks with the technology you use!   Speakers you will be getting key info on how often to update and change your speeches, speaking the language of the audience, and the questions Brian asks BEFORE getting on stage.  For meeting planners, you’ll get some insight into how you can build trust for both virtual and live events, interactive presentations, and how you can hold attention for your speakers.  This episode is for any who wants to learn more about: Why you should have a good MC especially for multiple-day virtual events We are missing the “The Co-Consumption of content”  The Host/MC is the connective tissue, and how they can leverage the virtual stage Finding the synergy between humanity & technology  Future generations and how to connect with them Understanding new innovations and when to use them How to build trust both virtual and live events Tips and tricks for technology tools  How to enhance the platform you are speaking on WITHOUT increasing the costs of the event  And much more! LINKS: Connect with Brian: Website: brianfanzo.com Facebook www.facebook.com/BrianFanzoSpeaker LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brianfanzo Insta: @brianfanzospeaker Twitter:  www.twitter.com/isocialfanz YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCdxEsx0uVxn8-EGDUNwNmsw/ Podcast: brianfanzo.com/interview/ Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com  Connect with us: Facebook: ​​www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website:​​ advanceyourreach.com Email​: ​info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com Learn More About our Stage Agency:  www.advanceyourreach.com/stage-agency stageagency@advancyourreach.com Episode Minute By Minute: 0:28 Meet Brian 1:37 How Brian got into the event world 3:36 Why no stage will scare Brian again 8:27 What being a digital futurist means 17:18 The one thing that most successful speakers do 23:57 When Brian missed the mark 27:07 Brians tips of online presentations 39:27 Why the roll of an MC is so important 47:46 The speakers that have impacted Brian the most More About Brian: Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real-time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology. At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest, and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian earned a Computer Science degree. Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team that deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate. Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 100 companies.

52mins

17 Sep 2020

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Best Practices for Virtual and Hybrid Events with Brian Fanzo and Preet Singh

Inside Events by Swapcard

Our 3-day online Evolve Conference in May was such a hit, we decided to give the Community what they asked for -- MORE of this great content. This is the first of what will be many episodes to come in the Evolve Community Series. It’s also still available online if you’d like to join the community! Both guests were perfect for this first session covering online and hybrid events. Previously on Inside Events episode six, Brian Fanzo was a natural pick for this first session, as he had spoken at more than 40 online events at the time of our recording. Preet Singh was also a perfect panelist after just having successfully held a huge online conference (that he monetized!) for his community. In this lively discussion a few things emerged as themes: do not underestimate the power of community and creating year-round engagement, remember the HUMAN side to our events, which can also come through strongly online, and it IS possible to bring a big event online and monetize it. Our next Evolve Community Series session will be in September, so keep an eye out for that info. Our Guests... Brian Fanzo Pager-Wearing Millennial Keynote SpeakerBrian inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing – to stand out from the noise and engage with customers of all ages. He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity… then as a technology evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup… and is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees, and SAP.  Brian’s also a dad of three girls, he hosts two podcasts, has traveled to over 70 countries, and has spoken at many of the world's largest events including South By Southwest, Social Media Marketing World, Consumer Electronics Show, and Mobile World Congress. Preet SinghFounder - DesignX.Community, Design Leadership Summit Preet is a civil engineer turned design & product strategist, with a passion for community building. He is the founder of DesignX, one of North America’s largest and fastest growing UX & Design communities with chapters in Toronto, Vancouver, NYC, Amsterdam. He recently put together one of the largest virtual conferences on Design: Remote Design Week. Preet has had the privilege of working with clients spanning corporates, unicorns to early-stage startups – Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, Quicken Loans, Xero, TeamViewer, Teespring, Miami Ad School, Couchsurfing, and many more. Preet lives with his wife, 5 month old and two cats who do not get along - in Toronto, Canada. *******************************************************************************  GET SOCIAL Twitter Inside Events Podcast: https://twitter.com/TheEventProfs Twitter Swapcard: https://twitter.com/Swapcard Twitter Megan Powers: https://twitter.com/meganpowers Linkedin:

43mins

14 Aug 2020

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