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The Widest Net – Unlocking Untapped Markets with Pam Slim

Business Explained, by Stever Robbins

Want a great work career? Pamela Slim rose to fame writing Escape from Cubicle Nation. With her help, hundreds of people have successfully escaped from soul-sucking work situations into self-employment. Pam will be joining me to discuss her latest book, The Widest Net, in which she shows how we all have untapped markets for our businesses that we can reach with a moment’s notice.

32mins

27 Jul 2022

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Community Building versus Empire Building with Pam Slim

Stumbling Toward Genius

Pam Slim seeks to connect people as communities. She believes that through our work together, we can build the kind of world we want to inhabit. Her latest book, The Widest Net, shows business owners how to connect within communities instead of speaking from afar to audiences. In this episode, Pam shares what’s at the core of her work and how even though this book felt so right, it was a challenge to write.

57mins

5 Jan 2022

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Pamela Slim on How to Make Your Team More Diverse and Profitable

Lead the Team (Top 3% of Podcasts)

What’s the first step to make your team more diverse, and why is diversity so important to business in the first place?When you prioritize diversity, research shows that it generates better business results, including increasing employee retention! The best thing about diversity in the workplace? You have more perspectives, which means better ideas and more creativity.In this interview with Pamela Slim, author of The Widest Net: Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right in Front of You, co-founder of a small business learning lab, and small business expert. you’ll discover what diversity means to the business world and how it can impact your profits.She founded her company in 1996 and focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance, Constant Contact and Prezi. Pam partnered with author, Susan Cain to build and launch the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute.In 2016 Pam co-founded, with her husband Darryl, the K'é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration. She is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.------------------The Widest Net: Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right in Front of You on AmazonPam's LinkedIn profileWHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER FROM THIS EPISODE:The crazy story behind how I met Pam at the World Domination Summit.Pam’s knack for creating environments where people get along.How Pam created The “Pamily”.Why having a diverse group of friends in your life is a gift.Why you should consider bringing your family on business trips.Advice for those in cross culture or cross racial relationships.How Pam is raising her children to be comfortable presenting on stage.Pam’s “Unbook” Tour that led to her book.The moment when Pam decided to open a learning lab on Main Street in Mesa, AZ.Pam’s insightful perspective on in-person versus remote work.The BIG IDEA behind The Widest Net.How to reach your customers. What really retains your employees.How to build a diverse community.Attracting and retaining diverse team members.The first step to increasing diversity.HIGHLIGHTS:What reflective questions should employers ask and have conversations with their employees about during the pandemic:What is really the mission behind what you’re doing as a company?Why are you doing the work?What’s important to you?QUOTES:“There’s a human need for people to be together.”“Having spaces with multiple uses is a very powerful way to create community.”“If every Main Street had a place where people can wander in... it’d be amazing what communities could do.”“Having a business coach right in the middle of Main Street is an amazing way to enable a community.”“The problem is not that leaders in diverse communities don’t exist; it’s that they’re not visible.”“Any company that has a really solid set of products or service offerings knows that they alone can never serve all of the needs that their enterprise customers have.”“If you’re recruiting and you’re wanting to build connections with folks, you need the trust, and that trust is built by you spending time in communities.”RESOURCES:K'éWorld Domination SummitPam’s Fargo TedX TalkThe Widest NetResonate, Nancy DuarteQuiet Revolution, Susan CaineTodd Cooper CEO Session-------------------Apply to be on the show-------------------Connect with Ben:https://www.linkedin.com/in/benfanning/https://www.instagram.com/benfanning1/https://twitter.com/BenFanning1

46mins

3 Nov 2021

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065 Unlock Untapped Markets to Grow Your Business: Interview with Pam Slim

The MINDset Game® Podcast

In Episode 65 of The MINDset Game® Podcast, Vered Kogan speaks with Pamela Slim, award-winning author, speaker and business coach.     You will learn valuable strategies for building strong and diverse relationships, identifying and connecting with new partners, and finding new customers in untapped places. Pamela Slim works with small business owners ready to scale their businesses and IP. She is the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation (Penguin Portfolio, 2009) and Body of Work (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) and the upcoming The Widest Net (McGraw Hill, November 2021). Pam and her husband Darryl co-founded the K’é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, where they host scores of diverse community leaders and regular small business programming. To learn more about Pam Slim, visit https://pamelaslim.com You can pre-order The Widest Net by visiting: https://pamelaslim.com/thewidestnet To SUBSCRIBE to The MINDset Game® podcast, visit www.TheMINDsetGame.com You are also welcome to join our private Facebook group to learn even more evidence-based tools to transform your life by visiting www.TheMINDsetGameGroup.com Key Takeaways From this Episode to Tune in For:  [01:04] - Vered introduces Pam Slim. [06:30] - Pam shares what she believes is most important for people to know about building their business. [14:10] - Adice for individuals that are looking to create an ecosystem in service of their client. [25:00] - How to overcome resistance to expanding your business ecosystem. [28:42] - How to build strong and diverse relationships. [36:40] - Exploring different ideas and getting started with entrepreneurship. [44:30] - Engage with Pam at PamelaSlim.com. Pam’s books are sold in all major online and retail booksellers. You can find extra resources such as exercises and worksheets at PamelaSlim.com/TheWidestNet.

46mins

24 Oct 2021

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Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Pam Slim

Dig to Fly

Pam Slim is author, community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She has been an entrepreneur for 25 years and she shares her up and down journey that she has been through. I love how open and honest she is about her journey and how she has been able to help so many people through the lens of her values. Highlights from the Interview: How her father influenced her entrepreneurial career.How to find the balance of giving to others and taking care of ourselves.Managing energy with daily systems that work well for her.The influences of growing up in the 70’s.How her husband has had influence over her stress levels.Finding routines to help her with her mental health.How to let go of stressful situations.Why her book took six years to write.Breaking down why her past publisher rejected her latest book proposal and what she did next to get the book published.How to get through the messy creative journey that you are in.Understanding the importance of connecting with your business idea.Helping people achieve goals to build relationships.How do you create emotional space to allow for failure?Understanding what triggers your anger and how to deal with them.Creating audience definition.How you see what you offer and how it fits into a larger system to help create referrals.We talk through how I can get the Dig to Fly System to help a targeted audience.Creating an offer that is easy to say yes to.Partnering with other people to boost each other’s business.Favorite book - Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott (Amazon Link)Favorite podcast - 7 Figure Small with Brian ClarkFavorite speaker - Wise Guy--Lessons from a Life | Guy Kawasaki | TEDxPaloAltoSalonReleasing your attachment to the desired outcome. You can learn about Pam over at her website Pamela Slim to learn more about her and her book, The Widest Net: Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right in Front of You. You can also check out her articles around starting and building a business. And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

1hr 3mins

19 Oct 2021

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Pam Slim On Building a Trusted Ethos, Casting Your Widest Net, and Attitudes Towards Obstacles

Hey, Coach: The Podcast

Pam Slim (pamelaslim.com) joins Andrew Nauenburg in a unique conversation about coaching, sports, community, and how we can improve our approach and attitudes toward obstacles. Pam is an author, community builder, consultant, and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron, and Cisco SystemsPam is best known for her book Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read) along with her follow-up book Body of Work. Both were published by Penguin/Portfolio. Her next book, The Widest Net, will be published by McGraw Hill in October, 2021.Full show notes on heycoachpodcast.com/pamFollow UsFacebook.com/pamela.slimFacebook.com/AndrewNauenburgFacebook/com/GetKeppaInstagram.com/PamSlimInstagram.com/AndrewNauenburgInstagram.com/ZacDominguezInstagram.com/GetKeppaTwitter.com/PamSlimTwitter.com/AndrewNauenburgTwitter.com/ZacDominguezTwitter.com/GetKeppa

38mins

18 Jun 2021

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Relationship Focused Business Communities with Pam Slim: Episode 15

Networking School

Pamela Slim is an author, community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance, Constant Contact and Prezi. Pam partnered with author Susan Cain to build and launch the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute.Pam is best known for her book Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read) along with her follow up book Body of Work. Both were published by Penguin/Portfolio. Her upcoming book The Widest Net will be published by McGraw Hill in October, 2021.In 2016, Pam launched the Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration. http://pamelaslim.com/keShe is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.In today's episode you will learn:- Community and relationship focused life and business- Resisting or leaning in to our roots- Focus on the basics- Be willing to learn and have a growth mindset- Stand up for your beliefs in your business- Support one another in business - Believe good things will comeLearn more about Pam at: https://pamelaslim.com/

17 Nov 2020

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122—Pam Slim—Taking TMAs Further

Small Biz Buzz, by Keap

Pam Slim, owner of Main Street Learning Lab, once again joins Small Biz Buzz to discuss how little marketing actions make it easier to take action in your small business. Slim recommends that small business owners leverage ecosystem development and partner development to look at ways in which they can understand their bigger systems. “I call [it] tiny marketing actions, which can definitely be marketing actions where you're planting the seed to get the word out, where you get more visibility, where you connect with customers, but it's also really tiny relationship actions,” said Slim. “There are ways that you're just slowly in little tiny ways connecting with people and connecting people with each other, and it's when you do that, at first it can take a little bit of time to learn the different players, but over time as you start to do that weaving, it begins to generate a certain kind of momentum.” Pam suggests that small business owners ask, "What are tiny little ways that I can start to plant the seed, connect with somebody, reach out, ask a question, make a connection?" and then make it a habit. That's the real key–make that the way you operate on a daily basis, and that's where you’ll find a lot of momentum in your marketing. Click play for more.

48mins

16 Sep 2020

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095—Pam Slim—The Value Behind Tiny Marketing Actions (TMA)

Small Biz Buzz, by Keap

Small Biz Buzz hosts Crystal Heuft and Jack Smithson are joined by Pamela Slim, co-founder of the Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona to discuss Tiny Marketing Actions (TMA). A TMA is a small, outbound marketing action you take each day to streamline your tasks, helping you establish direct connections, build your brand and provide value for your ideal clients and customers. Tune in to find out how taking baby steps can build a solid foundation when starting your own business.

44mins

26 Feb 2020

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Pam Slim - Sam Bennett True Freedom Podcast episode 18

Sam Bennett's True Freedom Symposium

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and small business coach. She spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which led to coaching thousands of entrepreneurs, from martial art studios to software start ups. Pam opened a national small business learning laboratory in Mesa, Arizona last year. You won’t be able to know what the world of entrepreneurship can look like until you walk through that door and make that decision. What if you could have guides who helped you through that door? Don't miss Sam's interview with Pamela Slim as she shares how entrepreneurship changes you.

1hr 3mins

13 Dec 2019

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