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How To Create A Scalable Team By Eliminating Politics W/ Lubna Forzley

F5 Podcast

51mins

28 Nov 2019

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Be Fearless With Your Story Telling with Lubna Forzley the MD at Stories - Episode 80

Marketing Study Lab - Actionable Marketing Knowledge

Guest and Episode LinksLubna Forzley https://www.linkedin.com/in/lubnaforzley/ http://www.stories-co.nethttp://www.lubnaforzley.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/2QO8sV7AiUY Books:Start with Why – Simon Sinek: https://amzn.to/327HV7t Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing! www.marketingstudylab.co.uk https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersumpton/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/marketingstudylab/ https://twitter.com/cousinp81(@cousinp81) Intro Porters 5 Forces is a classic Marketing tool for analyzing the competitive environment, which we’ll discuss later.  But first, let’s have a chat with Lubna Forzley - a TEDx speaker (link is in the show notes) who runs Stories, a boutique story-transformation consultancy, which helps leaders create stories worth sharing. On Lubna’s LinkedIn profile, she calls herself a ‘Corporate Supernanny’ and rightly so, as Lubna helps craft strategies that can be implemented, not ones that will end up going nowhere, which so often happens. But this isn’t all based on intuition as the strategies built on data. Think of it like giving you data soul. But what makes Lubna even more impressive is her back story, as you’ll find out a little bit later on. Takeaways - Lubna shared two tips to becoming more creative, that can be implemented in any situation: - Be fearless - Connect with your audience If you can do these two things, creativity should be much easier and more effective - When discussing data, Lubna is in no doubt that you should be using it to create stories of value. Think about personalisation and tailoring communications towards an individual rather than a set of customers. Yes this takes some time and planning, but it is possible to generate those one-to-one communications that create huge impact  - And finally, in situations where you feel overwhelmed or get ‘the fear’, just think – what’s the worst that could happen? As Lubna described, she grew up with bombs landing at her feet! Now put that into context with sitting an exam, starting a new job or doing something you are concerned about….. be fearless! Top Tip – Porters 5 Forces (Porter, 1979) So what are Porters 5 Forces and why is this model so important? As you many expect, the model itself focuses on the 5 forces Michael Porter deemed crucial to focus upon within a company’s competitive environment, within a market sector and also outside of this sector.  Although created back in 1979 and they still hold true. So let’s take a quick look at each one: Competitive RivalryWhat is the rivalry like within your market? Is it fierce or do you own a niche in the marketplace? Are there few or many competitors? The answers to these questions will make a huge difference to your marketing strategy. Supplier PowerHow much control do suppliers have? If raw materials are in short supply you may find they hold all the cards, but a good relationship with a supplier, or utilising various suppliers may help reduce the risks of this becoming an issue. Buyer PowerDo your buyers hold all the cards? If you are dealing with a small set then possibly, yes. Switching costs become important here, the harder it is to switch, the less likely it is to happen. Threat of SubstitutionAre there different ways of solving the customers problem that aren’t exactly what you offer? If these substitutes offer a better solution then they need to be considered as a threat. Within this category, try and think creatively as to what could be a substitute as it may be a product or a service that you haven’t considered before.  Threat of New EntryAre competitors entering your market and increasing competitor or is it a difficult market to penetrate? It’s worth considering how long it may take to become established within your market and how easy it is to enter. Some industries can be hard to penetrate – such as pharmaceuticals or geographically, whereas with others there are not as many barriers.  Music Featured on this Podcast: Sleepy in the Garden Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.deCreative Commons License

33mins

8 Oct 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast: Episode 87 – Lubna Forzley

Becker Group Business of Media and Marketing

This episode features Lubna Forzley. Lubna is the Managing Director at Stories. Stories is a boutique story-transformation consulting focused on three areas: Communications, Culture & Data. Here she talks about her mission, her values, living in Dubai, leaving Lebanon, advice for leaders, and more.

20mins

11 Sep 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast: Episode 87 – Lubna Forzley

The Becker Group Women's Leadership Podcast

This episode features Lubna Forzley. Lubna is the Managing Director at Stories. Stories is a boutique story-transformation consulting focused on three areas: Communications, Culture & Data. Here she talks about her mission, her values, living in Dubai, leaving Lebanon, advice for leaders, and more.

20mins

11 Sep 2019

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Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast: Episode 87 – Lubna Forzley

Becker Group Podcast Series

This episode features Lubna Forzley. Lubna is the Managing Director at Stories. Stories is a boutique story-transformation consulting focused on three areas: Communications, Culture & Data. Here she talks about her mission, her values, living in Dubai, leaving Lebanon, advice for leaders, and more.

20mins

11 Sep 2019

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Lubna Forzley: Proud Mom, Speaker & Storyteller

The Tyler Wagner Show

Lubna Forzley joins us on The Authors Unite Show! This episode is brought to you by Authors Unite. Authors Unite provides you with all the resources you need to become a successful author. You can learn more about Authors Unite here: https://authorsunite.com/ Thank you for listening to The Authors Unite Show! Tyler--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/authorsunite/support

21mins

4 Sep 2019