In the Loop with Andy Andrews will expose you to the powerful yet simple principles that, once applied, will change your life forever. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and in-demand corporate speaker Andy Andrews, this podcast will expose you to the things Andy has been doing in his own life for years that have allowed him to achieve his desired results both professionally and personally. Listeners will also get a behind-the-scenes look into Andy's personal life as he shares stories from both his present and past.
Rank #1: ITL186: The Secret to Building Your Self-Confidence (Hint: You CAN Control It).
On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question on how to influence your level of belief. I think everyone struggles with belief in themselves at one point or another; a strong belief is something you must constantly maintain. Having a great level of belief is so powerful. When you are working with belief, you will become so much more effective in whatever you are working on or struggling with. You have to remember that every choice you’ll ever make is totally determined by what you think and how long you think about it. You direct your belief the same way you direct your thinking. It’s determined by what you watch, what you read, and the people you spend time with. Thinking logically to a wrong conclusion is something you can catch and overcome. Thinking logically to an incomplete conclusion is trickier: you’re getting results, but they’re not the best results and can keep you on the wrong path indefinitely. Tune in to the full episode to hear how Andy kept up his level of belief while 51 publishers rejected The Traveler’s Gift. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com com/AndyAndrews Tcom/AndyAndrews
Rank #2: ITL171: How to Beat Anxiety: The Simple Realizations That Erase Our Stress.
On this week’s episode, I talk about the myths that keep us living in fear, and how to stop anxiety from ruling our lives. The key to unlocking our confidence is examining our fear. If you could put people on a scale and see the level of fear in their lives, I am convinced smart people would be on the higher end of the scale. Smarter people have bigger imaginations, and possibly more opportunities for fear. If you know what fear is, you can determine the effect it has on your life. Fear is nothing but the misuse of the creative imagination that has been put in you. In The Noticer, there is a section that is based on a real study of what’s really happening during our episodes of stress and anxiety. 40% of what you worry about will never happen. 30% has already happened and is in the past. 12% has to do with totally needless imaginings. 10% involves petty little things about what other people think. 8% was left for legitimate concerns, and most of them we actually have control over—but we’re using all our energy worrying about the other things. You are in control—so direct your imagination to things that excite you. Questions for Listeners Do you have a question? Call in and your question might be featured on the show! Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com Facebook.com/AndyAndrews Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
This site hosts the archives of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, formally known as the Podcast Answer Man podcast.
Rank #1: 543 – It’s Worth The Two Hours! – You Always Have Plenty of Money For EVERYTHING You TRULY WANT.
This episode is two hours long. However, I am 100% convinced that it is worth every single minute of your time as a result of the powerful truth that I share. Do you believe that it is true that “You always have plenty of money for EVERYTHING you truly want?” When I first heard this […] The post 543 – It’s Worth The Two Hours! – You Always Have Plenty of Money For EVERYTHING You TRULY WANT appeared first on The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.
Rank #2: 615 – This Changes EVERYTHING!.
This will likely go down as being one of the most powerful episodes of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. Certainly, this episode will serve to document the next radical transformation in my personal and professional life. I'm so incredibly thankful to my friend, Ray Edwards, for joining me for this conversation. The post 615 – This Changes EVERYTHING! appeared first on The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.
Ray Edwards is a sought-after Copywriter, Author, Speaker, and Communications Strategist. His clients include Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Jeff Walker, Robert Allen, and more. On this show, Ray helps you start, run, and grow their Internet-based businesses. The show includes interviews with well-known experts like Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Dan Miller, Cliff Ravenscraft, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Don Miller, and many others.
Rank #1: Building A Storybrand With Donald Miller.
Stories have a way of sticking with us. The world of marketing is changing around us, and those businesses that don’t invite their customers into a heroic story will soon find themselves forgotten. If you’re tired of your marketing having the same affect as a monkey yelling into a bullhorn, then you’re listening to this podcast at exactly the right time. In this episode my guest Don Miller is going to introduce you to a roadmap that will clarify your message and draw customers to you like a magnet. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations If you’re like most people, you were raised with an understanding of The Golden Rule, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) Regardless of your belief system, you have to admit that this is a pretty solid idea. But does it apply to governments as well as individuals? In this episode Sean and I have an provocative discussion that is sure to raise the hackles of more than a few people. Tip of the Week We’ve discovered the greatest camera ever made. Pretty bold statement, right? If you’re a content creator who relies on outstanding video (YouTubers I’m looking at you) then this camera is going to change your world. With this camera you can take stunningly sharp videos and crisp photos with one device. The mirrorless frame is lightweight for easy travel, and the 20.3-megapixel technology delivers on clarity. We go into a whole geeky discussion about this inside the episode, but suffice it to say that this camera is a photographic rock star! Feature Presentation: “Building A Storybrand with Donald Miller” Donald Miller is the CEO of StoryBrand and every year helps more than 3,000 business leaders clarify their brand message. His audiences are challenged to lean into their own story, creatively develop and execute the story of their team, and understand the story of their customers so they can serve them with passion. Don’s thoughts on story have deeply influenced leaders and teams for Pantene, Ford/Lincoln, Zaxby’s, Chick-fil-A, Steelcase, Intel, Prime Lending and thousands more. Combined, Don’s books have spent more than a year on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Here are some snippets from our conversation: If you confuse you lose – Why asking your customer to focus on more than one idea is killing your business (17:49) Even a caveman can do it – Why the “Grunt Test” is important and how you can use it to test your marketing in five seconds or less (19:22) Accidentally ignoring the important – How story plays such an important role in our businesses and why it’s so often ignored (22:05) Using resistance as a compass – Why your insecurities and fears can be used as a guide to the life you desire most (24:09) The Storyteller’s Formula – What movies can teach us about making marketing matter (26:15) Clarify to amplify – How the human brain processes story and how you can use that revelation to multiply the results in your business (28:38) Survive and thrive – What you need to know about the human brain, and how that knowledge can cause your message to stand out in the marketplace (30:37) The making of a President – What the results of recent elections can teach us about the power of story when used correctly…and incorrectly (33:55) It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it – How using the proper framework can transform your marketing from sad to successful (36:07) Resources Mentioned in This Episode Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die The Greatest Camera Ever Made Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen How To Help Subscribe to the show through Apple Podcasts and give us a rating and review. Make sure you put your real name and website in the text of the review itself. We will mention you on this show. Get The Transcript Right-Click and “Save As” to Get the PDF Transcript.
Rank #2: The Rise Of The Youpreneur, An Interview With Chris Ducker.
Chris Ducker’s book Virtual Freedom is a best seller, he has employed over 450 full-time employees, and he has built multi seven-figure businesses. Chris is frequently featured in INC., Entrepreneur, Success, and Huffington Post. He’s the founder of youpreneur.com (a term he coined in 2014). Youpreneur.com is an entrepreneurial mastermind community that helps experts become the go-to leader in their market. “Whether there’s a transaction involved immediately, or whether it’s further down the line, they’re doing business with me because of the relationship they have with me first.” By serving youpreneurs, Chris transcends the old rules of business and helps people build a sustainable business based on their experience, interests, wisdom, personality, and personal brand. Today Chris shares his insights on personal branding and we discuss his recently released book, The Rise of the Youpreneur. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week My tip of the week is simply, buy Chris Ducker’s book The Rise of the Youpreneur. Along with his book he has included hundreds of dollars of bonus material that you'll want to check out. Michael Hyatt said, “I’ve done pretty well as a personal brand. If I’d had this book I could have done it twice as fast.” Check it out at a bookstore near you. Spiritual Foundations Today’s spiritual foundation is based on Proverbs 11:26 from the ancient book of wisdom. “The people will curse him who withholds grain during a famine, but blessings will be on the head of him who sells it.” So, I encourage you to think about that. God blesses the man for selling grain during a famine. Feature Presentation “The Rise Of The Youpreneur, An Interview With Chris Ducker” In reality, as soon as you start coasting, you start dying – Why it’s critical to face the fact you’re either growing or you’re dying. (1:12) Want to be the definitive guide in your industry? – How to shorten your path to success by reading The Rise of the Youpreneur. (5:39) “People do business with me personally way before they do business with any of my companies or businesses.” Chris Ducker (6:00) Burnout – How it led me to recreate my business with virtual employees and write the book Virtual Freedom. (7:02) People do business with me because of the relationship they have with me first – How to build, market, and monetize your personal brand. (7:38) Regardless of your niche, there is enough noise out there – What the world needs is YOU, they need someone like you to show them the way. (8:38) Your goal as a personal brand – Why becoming someone’s favorite is crucial to your success in a personal branding business. (9:22) There are people who will only respond to your voice on this subject – Why realizing you’ve been called to serve will help you build a future-proof business. (9:58) When you build the business of YOU there are no real competitors, regardless of the industry or market – How being YOU is the unique factor for your profits and success. (10:31) How you are 100% in control of your future – Overcoming being tied to or enslaved by your personal brand business. (11:12) Build a business based on you – How to create a business that’s not reliant only on you. (11:20) Michael Hyatt is the personal brand entrepreneur personified – Why creating a legacy that will live on past your time on earth is possible as a personal brand. (12:02) The most unexpected, amazing Zig Ziglar impersonation – Why I still consume some Zig every month. (12:50) Build a business based on you, your messaging, your philosophy, the impact you want to make on the world and the people you want to serve. (14:00) How to create a smart personal brand without it being totally build on you. (14:15) Why listening to the feedback from your audience and community is key – How filling the gaps helps you serve your community. (14:47) Why I saw the need to create The Youpreneur Roadmap – How to build, market and monetize a personal brand. (15:15) The genius of giving your community what they need rather than what you want to give them – How to serve by “on-ramping” your customer wherever he may be at the time. (18:00) How to help your person-to-person businesses thrive – Why sharing behind the scenes with Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter (any social media) helps you connect with your community. (19:00) The Personal Brand Building Manual – How to use this resource to rise up and embrace your calling. (19:41) Why you help people – When you know you've been put on this earth to create this message you realize it’s your calling and it’s your duty. (20:19) The Youpreneur Summit – How Chris Ducker discovered his life’s work and created a movement that’s calling people to rise up and serve. (20:30) “All the world’s a stage” – How to position yourself as an expert through coaching, speaking, being a podcast guest, and being featured in the press. (22:10) No one can tell your story and get your point across the way you do. (23:10) How you’re spearheading a movement when you take the gifts you’ve been given, and you share them – How to serve others with your expertise, wisdom, and experience.(23:40) “Let me serve you” or “Look at me” – How your motivation impacts your personal brand business (24:00) Relationships should be treasured not used – How to avoid the spammy, wrong way of pitching yourself (in essence, how to honor relationships). (24:40) Resources Mentioned In This Episode The Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker Youpreneur.com Jim Rohn Home » Jim Rohn Blog How To Help Subscribe to the show through Apple Podcasts and give us a rating and review. Make sure you put your real name and website in the text of the review itself. We will mention you on this show. Get The Transcript Right-Click and “Save As” to Get the PDF Transcript.
How Did You Get Into That (or How'd You Get Into That?) is the podcast you've been looking for! Grant Baldwin (GrantBaldwin.com) interviews people from all walks of life that are doing something interesting to make a living. Whether you're looking for your first career, ready to make a career shift, interested in starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur or just need an inspirational and motivational kick in the pants, you'll find it here. Each episode will bring you the stories and journeys of people just like you who wanted something more out of their life and career and did the work to make that happen.Grant interviews entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, designers, musicians, speakers, writers, authors, bloggers, vloggers, filmmakers, videographers, photographers, athletes, venture capitalists, Etsy sellers, consultants, coach, teachers, comedians, trainers, nutritionists, and more. We talk with people from all kinds of industries including fitness, health, nonprofits, medical, creatives, technology, startups, music, marketing, online business, social media, web, food/restaurant, engineering, and sports!
Rank #1: 087: How To Find The Work You Were Meant To Do with Jeff Goins.
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Rank #2: 071: How To Find And Do Work You Love (Scott Dinsmore).
Most of us feel we’re here to do something meaningful and beneficial with our lives. If that’s the case for you you’re in good company with our guest for today’s… read more →
The Chris LoCurto Show is about you! Chris shares vital information to help you grow your leadership, your business, and your life. Each weekly episode is packed with tools that cause you to look at leadership and life in a different way, and focus on what really matters: people. Chris teaches practical, easy insights that will help you improve your leadership...your team...your business...you. To dive into what I do, visit http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com
Rank #1: 156: 35 Strategies That Shape Productivity.
35 Ideas that will change your productivity. Use these simple strategies to increase efficiency and make an impact every day.
Rank #2: 169: The 3 Negative Mindsets Holding You Back Right Now.
http://chrislocurto.com/the-3-negative-mindsets-holding-you-back-right-now/You have permission to feel worthy. You have permission to know that you are valued by somebody who is way more important than somebody else on this planet. You have permission, so make the decision right now. Make the decision right now. Choose.
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Rank #1: Episode #043: Simon Sinek, Author, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.
In his new book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Dont, Simon Sinek asks why only a few of us get to say “I love my job?” It seems unfair that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. But what if we […]
Rank #2: Episode #088: Dana Perino on Sharing the Credit, Taking the Blame and Exercising Forgiveness.
Former White House press secretary, Dana Perino, is one of my favorite human beings. Known as “the voice of reason,” Dana has built a reputation as a woman who is able to find the bright side in nearly every situation. In her new book, And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side, […]
The View from the Top podcast is a world-class podcast created for men interested in living a life of success and significance. In this weekly podcast, hosts Aaron Walker and Danny "Sunshine" Bauer interview men in the Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds facilitated by Aaron Walker. Guests share what entrepreneurial insights and success stories from working in a mastermind. This show is for men interested in being successful businessmen, intentional husbands, and better friends. Men should come here regularly for inspiration and to get to the amazing guys at The View from the Top. Each episode is 20-30 minutes perfect for your commute, workout, and making your chores at home more enjoyable! Aaron Walker has been in a mastermind with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and Ken Abraham for more than a decade and now he wants to share what he has learned with you, the listener.
Rank #1: Stop Hiding and Be Vulnerable.
Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer interview Aaron Walker as they discuss vulnerability. We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com. The Foundation Aaron talks about how authenticity is the foundation of what they are building at Iron Sharpens Iron. Aaron says it is important to be vulnerable and transparent, because it allows you to overcome the difficulties in our lives. He also says getting up in front of people and being transparent is encouraging and inspiring to them. This can build a cycle of transparency and authenticity that benefits everyone involved. “The more you are transparent with people, it gives them permission to be transparent with you, and now we have an authentic conversation.” -Aaron Walker Personal Bias Aaron says by telling the truth, people can spare others of the challenges that they have faced. People also have a tough time seeing their own flaws, and having others being honest with you and your flaws can lead to great changes. He uses the duct tape activity as an example. One person sits in the middle with duct tape on their mouth so they cannot speak, while the group around them gives their honest opinion on things they can improve. The more people that share the same view on someone can change how they view themselves and their flaws, and this ultimately helps people work on their flaws. “The more people share in those groups and the more they are honest with the people that are participating, the more it helps them.” -Aaron Walker The Reasons People Hide Aaron talks about the reasons that people are not transparent. He says the main reason is because of trust. If people are not sure if they can trust you, they usually won’t be fully transparent. Aaron stresses how important it is to be a trustworthy person, and to be confidential when someone tells you their story. Aaron also says there has to be a good time and place to be vulnerable. This is not small talk, this can’t be something that gets brought up at the dinner table. “I highly recommend that you don't form a new relationship and air all of your dirty laundry immediately, people have to earn the respect to share at this intimate level we are referring to.” -Aaron Walker Join Iron Sharpens Iron Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance. Thanks for listening to today’s View from the Top podcast. To make sure you don’t miss any of our episodes click subscribe right now and if you enjoyed what you heard today please tell a friend and share on social media. Learn how to live a life of success and significance at viewfromthetop.com Connect with Aaron Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes. Copyright © 2019 View from the Top
Rank #2: How is the weather in your kingdom?.
Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show, Aaron Walker interviews Dan Cockerell on “How is the weather in your kingdom?” We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com. Dan Cockerell has held various management and executive operations roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels, and was the sixth executive to hold the position of Vice President, Magic Kingdom since the park opened in 1971. He earned his MBA in 2001 at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.Dan puts great value on spending time in the operation and frequently spent time in the park, assisting cast members and interacting with guests. He believes that building relationships is critical for leadership success, and his approachability in the workplace is a testament to his people-first philosophy.In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan Cockerell has been a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years. He has addressed open-enrollment participants as well as attendees in customized programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines. He also participated in the Sodexo Quality Life Worldwide Conference Panel, moderated by Arianna Huffington, in 2015.Dan provides customized, authentic presentations, focusing on leadership and management practices, drawing upon his extensive Disney career with relevant examples and inspiring storytelling. Show Highlights: Dan learned hospitality through osmosis at Marriott and Disney Integrating the important aspects of Disney and bringing that to a new culture Dan’s non-negotiable quality standards Moving from How to Why Tips for letting go at sa world-class environment like Disney The key to great customer service is starting with your staff Building a “guest-centric” approach Where entrepreneurs are failing these days Why Dan goes to the desert for vacation Checking the weather in your organization 3 tips to creating a positive environment in your organization “Rest and relaxation is the key to better performance.” -Dan Cockerell Resources: 12 Tips to Being Happy and Successful in Life Dan’s website “If it’s in your head, that doesn’t mean your employees know it.” -Dan Cockerell Take Action … Next Steps from the Show What are you going to do for yourself this week? You can’t lead at your best unless you live at your best! If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop Connect with Aaron Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes. Join Iron Sharpens Iron Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance. Mastermind Member Spotlight Dave Sanderson: Cultivating Personal Leadership Website Email Copyright © 2018 View from the Top
The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of The Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts sharing meaningful tips and advice. Please subscribe below, leave a rating and write a review!
Rank #1: Disruption, Innovation, and Battling Complacency with Whitney Johnson: Episode 242 of The Action Catalyst Podcast.
Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and the upcoming book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.In addition to her work as a speaker and advisor, Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith's original cohort of 25 for the #100 Coaches Project, is a coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education program, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin influencer, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself Podcast. You can follow her on Twitter at @johnsonwhitney.Show Highlights:When you are willing to disrupt yourself as an individual, you're actually able to disrupt as an organization. @johnsonwhitneyCompanies don't actually disrupt; it's the people who do it. @johnsonwhitneyHow do I get my organization to let me disrupt? @johnsonwhitneyIf there is not some intentional piece of your strategy to move your team towards disruption, you are running the risk of extinction. @johnsonwhitneyIf you want to build a team, build a company that can manage through change that is innovative. @johnsonwhitneyYour organization is a collection of learning curves. @johnsonwhitneyLearn, leap, repeat. @johnsonwhitneyIf you want to know if you, as a company or team, are about to get disrupted, take the pulse of your workforce. @johnsonwhitneyIf you want to get those really capable people to continue to be at their best for your organization, give them something new to do with, for you. @johnsonwhitneyIf you feel somewhere deep inside of yourself that you need to try something new and you don't, you will die inside a little. @johnsonwhitneyIf you feel scared or lonely, that is actually the path you want to be on because that's where you are going to see your odds of success be the highest. @johnsonwhitneyThe Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!
Rank #2: The Science Behind Success with John Mitchell—Episode 306 of The Action Catalyst Podcast.
John Mitchell’s 12-minute a day Think It Be It technique is recognized today as the “Top Practical Application in the World” of the legendary book Think and Grow Rich. When he applied his technique to his own life, he saw his income go to over $5 million a year. Previously, for 20 years as an entrepreneur, he earned low six figures a year. The 20-times difference happen because his daily technique significantly increased his control over himself, by probably double.It also made him laser-focused every day on only the 2 to 3 things that move the needle in his business. It also allowed him to rapidly evolve his “Strategy for Success.” He was simply operating every day at a higher level than he ever had before, and it showed up in his income. The science behind his technique was profiled in a Time magazine cover story.John started out as a CPA but became an entrepreneur at the age of 30. He owned companies in a variety of industries: real estate development, a bank, a restaurant, children’s book publishing company, and an automotive company. But upon reaching 50, he wasn’t as successful as he thought he should be. Then he found the top book on success and achievement ever written, Think and Grow Rich, with over 100 million copies sold. And John developed his 12-minute daily technique around the book’s central concept‚—“what you envision in detail on a daily basis is what shows up in your life.” A practical application, this legendary book didn’t exist before John created it. John’s company, Think It Be It, is the top company in the “Success through Science” category of the success and human achievement field.Visit theunfairedge.com for a free webinar from John.Show Highlights I saw that by applying science to my life, I was influencing my daily actions and thoughts. That was so impactful. —John Mitchell Only one in six people had even heard of the book Think and Grow Rich, and only one in 100 knew its central concept, yet everyone wants to be more successful. —John Mitchell We're all using an antiquated operating system to run our lives. We are innately geared toward survival, which causes 90% of your thoughts to be fear-based, you're reactive rather than proactive, and you have less than 20% control over yourself. This is exactly the opposite of how you need to be if you're productive, happy, and creative. —John Mitchell Logic doesn't matter at all to the subconscious mind. —John Mitchell Step away from your life today and write down the personal qualities you want for your life. Get that going and also what improvements would you like. —John MitchellJohn's final thoughts: Hard work is a given. That produces an average life. I'm a big advocate of hard work, but it doesn't create the exceptional life. I came to grips that I want the exceptional life and when I started doing it, I had the freedom to get up every day and do whatever I want and the sense of accomplishment. I'm passionate about helping other people because if you are blessed, you want to help other people. I want to share this with the world because it's so powerful and easy to implement.The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!
Grant Baldwin from The Speaker Lab podcast will be sharing speaking business tactics, tips, and strategies from his own experience, case studies, and interviewing the experts. Whether you're just getting started trying to get your first booking or you're a veteran speaker looking to build and grow your business, this is for you. Grant has built a multiple six-figure per year business as a speaker having presented to over 500,000 people in over 450 paid speaking gigs. We'll talk about speaker marketing, working with speaker bureaus and agents, keynote speaking, building your platform, negotiating fees, social media marketing, networking, storytelling, humor, operating the business and so much more!
Rank #1: 220. How to Get Started as a Speaker with Jason Hewlett.
If you are just starting out your main concern might about how to get started as a speaker. Our guest on this episode of The Speaker Lab is here to tell us how he did it. Today Jason Hewlett is a professional speaker and entertainer, but like many people he had no idea where to start. He had the dream and the desire, but he needed a plan. On today's episode we talk about how he got a plan in place and took action. We also discuss how he went from performance-based speaking with impressions and impersonations to more serious keynote speeches. You'll hear his tips and ideas on those topics and more on this edition of The Speaker Lab. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: Why does he prefer the keynote closing session? How did following up after gigs help build his business from scratch? Why event planners are in the risk-mitigation business, and how you can help. How did he keep integrity with his fees? What advice does he give to people moving from one niche to another? Why speaking is a humbling business. Why he always takes a selfie with a client, and what he does from there. What's the value of having relationships with other speakers? And so much more! EPISODE RESOURCES Jason Hewlett's web site Jason Hewlett on Twitter Jason Hewlett on YouTube Jason’s training course The Speaker Lab on YouTube The Speaker Lab Facebook group Got questions? Send them in here Email me! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
Rank #2: 100. 100 Tips On How To Become A Motivational Speaker.
(HUGE Giveaway: in honor of our 100th episode, we’re doing a big giveaway including lifetime access to The Speaker Lab Community + a 30 minute Skype call with me to help with your speaking business. It’s free to enter. Get all the details here. To celebrate the 100th episode of The Speaker Lab podcast, we decided to compile a list of 100 tips on how to become a motivational speaker (note: if you read ‘motivational speaker’ and immediately think of Matt Foley from SNL, just know these tips apply to all speakers. But how great was Chris Farley as that character? 😃 (Note: if you’d prefer to listen to my velvety pipes share these 100 tips with you through your ear buds, click the audio player above or download episode 100 of The Speaker Lab podcast in your podcast app of choice) This may be the largest collection of speaking tips on the internet. We’ve broken these tips down into 11 different categories addressing all facets of speaking and running a business as a speaker. Feel free to skip around or just jump straight to the section you’re most interested in (possible to link to a link that jumps to each section?)... 1: Preparing The Talk 2: Before You Go On Stage 3: Delivering The Talk 4: Connecting With Your Audience 5: Getting Speaking Gigs 6: Fees 7: The Client 8: Building A Speaking Business 9: Growing Beyond The Stage 10: The Travel 11: Your Health Free Bonus: Download a free PDF list of these 100 tips + links to all podcast episodes and resources mentioned. Alright, let’s jump in…. PREPARING THE TALK 1. Avoid powerpoint slides with heavy text - Often times speakers want to have Powerpoint or Keynote slides to use as notes for their presentation. This is lazy. Don’t do this. Any slides you use should be an enhancement not a replacement of your talk. If you’re just going to stand up there and read off the screen, what does the audience need you for? 2. Use powerpoint to show images that make a point - Some speakers will build their talk around their slides. Start with the talk FIRST and then (and only then) determine if slides are needed or necessary. Generally, the most effective use of slides is for showing images or videos that can’t be conveyed in words. For example, if you were in some death-defying crash and that’s part of your talk, it’s one thing to tell that story, but it’s incredibly more powerful if you show pictures or video of it all. 3. Write out your material - Professional speakers don’t just make stuff up. They don’t write a few thoughts on a notecard and then shoot from the hip for an entire presentation. They take the time to write and carefully craft their material. 4. Use humor - You don’t have to be a comedian to become a motivational speaker, but humor makes a massive difference. Humor works to endear you to an audience, but it’s also a big differentiating factor in the speaking market. Many of the top speakers in the industry use humor in their talks. (for more on using humor when speaking, check out this episode and this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast.) 5. Tell stories - Humans relate to stories. We connect to stories. Funny stories. Sad stories. Inspirational stories. We love stories. So tell them. Lots of them. Stories will keep your audience engaged and are also easier for you to memorize. 6. Tell 1st person stories - There’s nothing wrong with telling a 3rd person story or using some case study or example. Telling stories that you lived and experienced generally makes the story better for you and the audience. For the audience, they can often times find themselves in your story. For you as the speaker, it’s much easier (and more powerful) to tell a story that you lived versus one you read in a book. 7. Learn from others but don’t mimic - You’ve probably watched a lot of speakers before haven’t you? You’ve attended conferences, events, meetings or you’ve watched TED talks and YouTube videos of your favorite speakers. You know the things they do that work. It’s easy to want to just duplicate what you saw them do since you know it works. But don’t do that. Learn from why it worked and how you can incorporate a similar (but not copied) methodology into your own talks. 8. Your best marketing is a great talk - If you’re a great marketer and are awesome at getting gigs, but you suck as a speaker, you won’t last long. You can’t build a business that way. Your marketing is telling people what to think about you until you show up and open your mouth. At that point, you have to deliver. Think about your favorite products and services that you recommend to others. Why do you recommend them? Not because they have the best marketing, but because the product or service is so dang good, you can’t help but talk about it. 9. Begin with the end in mind - You ever get to the end of listening to someone else speak and you’re left wondering, “what was the point of this talk?” Don’t do that to your audience. When creating your talk, determine the destination that you want to take them to. Once you pick a point, then you can work backwards and reverse engineer how to get your audience to that place. (for more on developing your talk, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 10. It’s not about you - The more the audience feels like you’re on stage just to brag or show how awesome you are, the more turned off they’ll be. Your job is to encourage, motivate, challenge, and inspire them. Not to pat yourself on the back and manipulate them into giving you a standing ovation for your own ego’s sake. 11. Answer “now what?” for the audience - Your audience is always asking two questions: so what and now what? So what means what does this have to do with me? Now what is what you want the audience to do as a result of your talk. Give them action steps to implement what you taught them. If they hear you speak but literally don’t do anything differently, what’s the point? 12. There is no “right” way to create a talk - I prefer to manuscript my talks. I don’t view them as a script to be memorized, but manuscripting helps me to think through the entire presentation and to know exactly how it all flows together. I know other speakers who prefer to have an outline with several bullet points and flesh it out from there. Every speaker is different. Find a process that works for you. 13. Have your radar up - Pay attention in everyday life. What makes you laugh? What makes you stop and question something? What makes you cry? What are the triggers that cause change in your own life? Many of the stories I tell are from everyday experiences in my life. Stories about going skydiving, taking my kids to Disney World, or losing my wedding ring on a canoe trip. When these stories happen, I look for ways to use them when I speak. 14. Manuscript stories before you tell them - If I told you to tell me the plot of your favorite movie, you could probably give me a good 60 second summary off the top of your head. But if you had a few hours to really think about it, and carefully craft that same synopsis, I bet you could tell it better. You would include more details and imagery. It would be more succinct and to the point. When you manuscript a story before you tell, it makes the story better. 15. Create a rhythm to your talk - Rhythm means creating a pace or flow to your talk that makes it easier to follow and navigate for the audience. I generally follow this rhythm when presenting: present a main point or idea…expand on that point….tell a story related to that point…make application….wash, rinse, repeat. 16. Open and close loops - This tactic works well to keep the audience engaged. It’s similar to the common speaking advice of “tell them what you’re going to tell them,” but sprinkle this throughout the talk. Opening a loop means raising a question in the audience's mind that makes them want to keep listening to hear the answer. For example..."in just a couple of minutes, I'm going to share with you the biggest mistake new speakers make on stage that you can avoid." I've just opened a loop. You want to keep listening because you want to know what the answer to the question is. 17. Professionals have very few speeches - One misconception is that the way you become a motivational speaker is you must have 94 different talks or presentations and they all must be amazing. This is not true. The best speakers on the planet only have one or two talks they do and those talks are insanely good. They don’t have 94 different mediocre talks like amateurs. If you’re going to do this long term, focus your talks down to just a few. 2) Before You Go On Stage 18. Manage the nerves - There’s nothing wrong with feeling some nerves before you go speak. Those nerves are often confused with excitement. Having some of that excitement or nervous energy before you speak reminds you that what you’re doing matters. It forces you to focus your attention and be fully present. One of the best ways to minimize those nerves is to practice so you know exactly where you’re going with your talk. (for more on managing nerves when you speak, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 19. Don’t wing it - The best motivational speakers on the planet don’t just get on stage and open their mouth and see what comes out. They don’t just shoot from the hip or make it up as they go. Nearly every word, every phrase, every pause, every audience interaction is carefully thought through and rehearsed. Amateurs wing it. Professionals put in the work. (for more on practicing and rehearsing, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 20. Look professional - Before you open your mouth, the audience is making judgements and assumptions about you just based on how you look and dress. You may or may not like it, but we have to accept it’s reality. Be professional in how you dress. Make an effort. Don’t look like you just rolled out of bed. (for more on what to wear when you speak, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 21. Do a walkthrough ahead of time - When you practice and rehearse your talk, do it like you would if you were actually presenting. If you are using props, include those in your rehearsal time. If you will be using a handheld microphone, practice by holding some type of object. Then do a walk through at the venue to get a feel for the stage, lighting, and where the audience will be seated. These walkthroughs ahead of time will give you more confidence when it’s time to take the stage. 22. Set yourself up for success - There are a lot of variables that go into making a presentation good, so your job is to put as many of those variables in your favor as possible. Don’t stay up late the night before at some conference social party. Don’t speak during a meal when servers are coming and going and dishes are clanking. Don’t feel the need be “on” all the time at the conference. Stay in your room and relax a lot of the time. Because if all the variables are stacked against you but you crush your talk, it may still only feel like a C+ to the audience. You don’t want the audience or event planner to say, “she was good, but she wasn’tthat good” because of factors working against you. 23. Talk to the audience before you speak - Before a talk, sometimes it helps to wander the room and meet a few people. It helps in a few ways. It helps you to get a vibe for the room and the energy of the group. Are they tired? Are they excited? Are they experts on this topic you’ll be covering or are they complete newbies? You’ll also connect with them on a 1-on-1 basis which helps both you and them. If before a session started, the speaker came up, shook your hand and had a meaningful 5 minute conversation, do you think you’d be more likely to pay attention to what they were saying? You bet you would. So it helps engage your audience, but it also helps you to better understand who is in your audience and how you can best serve them. 24. Crowd density is a speaker’s best friend - The environment where you speak can be one of the biggest factors in how a presentation goes. Environment matters. A lot. The room where you speak can make a lukewarm audience an awesome crowd or a cranky crowd. You want the audience as close to the front and center as possible. Energy, laughter and engagement are all contagious. If you are speaking to a group of 50 people in a room that seats 800, it’ll feel empty and dead. The more dead space you have, the tougher the audience will be. Put this variable in your favor. 25. Have a pre-game ritual - A pre-game routine calms nevers and reduces stress. Make sure you arrive to the event in plenty of time so you’re not rushed or stressed. Go over your talk one more time back stage. Check out the room and stage where you’ll be speaking. Talk with the client and meet some of the audience members. Drink some water and stay off your feet. Relax. Enjoy the moment. Whatever you need to do before you speak that will help you to perform your best….do that. 26. Check your fly - Thankfully I’ve never made this mistake, but I’ve heard the horror stories. Right before you go out on stage, make sure to double and then triple check that everything is zipped up and put away. 27. Join Toastmasters - The way you become a better speaker is you speak. Reading this post will definitely help you, but it means nothing until you implement what you learn. Toastmasters is a huge international organization that gives you the opportunity to speak and get better. Check the Toastmasters site to find a chapter near you. (for more on the pros and cons of Toastmasters, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 28. Make a good speaker introduction - Your introduction is an incredibly important part of your presentation. It’s different than a bio you may have on your website. You want to create the introduction. Don’t leave it up to the client. Your introduction should match the audience (the introduction I would use to speak to entrepreneurs would be different than the one I would use to speak to college students) and should set the tone for your talk before you event take the stage. 3) Delivering The Talk 29. Stick to your allotted time - Audiences, conference planners and other speakers HATE when speakers go over their time. If anything, end early, not late. Before you speak, you should time yourself so you know how long that talk could take. When you leave early, you leave them wanting more. Five minutes can be the difference between “I would love to hear them speak some more” vs “their talk felt a little too long.” 30. Don’t be afraid of the silence - The silence to a speaker can feel deafening but it can be powerful. Silence shows confidence that you’re in control of the talk and the room and you’re continuing to guide them towards a common purpose. When you make a strong point, don’t rush to the next line. Stop and let it hang there. The silence is your friend. 31. Stop apologizing - The audience doesn’t know what you don’t tell them. Stop apologizing that you don’t feel well. The audience doesn’t care. They just want you to deliver a good talk. Stop apologizing that your allotted time got cut. The audience doesn’t care. Stop apologizing that your slides aren’t working. Just move on. There’s a good chance the audience wouldn’t have known you didn’t feel well or that your time got cut or that the slides weren’t working if you hadn’t ever brought it up. 32. Be willing to roll with it - Be flexible as a speaker. Sometimes 5 minutes before you’re supposed to speak, the event planner says instead of speaking 60 minutes, you need to be done in 45 minutes. I once spoke in a metal building during a hail storm. I spoke in a conference ballroom where the hotel power had gone out and it was pitch black, so everyone held up the flashlight on their phone so we had some light. I’ve had the fire alarm go off during a presentation. Things happen. Just roll with it. It makes for a good story or blog post later. 33. Relax - For some reason, there’s this misconception that the audience is out to get you. Like they are rooting for you to fail. Nothing could be further from the truth. The audience wants you to do well. They don’t want it to be a train wreck. If they’re going to spend their precious time sitting in your session, they want it to be good. They’re on your side. So relax. Take a deep breath and enjoy yourself. And don’t yell at your audience 34. Slow down - When you are talking really fast, it becomes difficult for the audience to follow. It’s hard to keep up and process. Plus the faster you talk, the harder it is to understand what you’re saying. So slow down and enunciate. Give the audience the chance to keep up with where you’re going. Sloooooowwwww dooooooowwwwwnnnn 35. Pause - Pausing is really hard for speakers because we hate the silence. A 3-second pause can feel like an eternity for a speaker. But that pause allows the audience to digest what you just said. If you barrel right into the next thought, they won’t catch it because they are still trying to digest what you just said a minute ago. So take a deep breath and pause. 36. Errors make you human - Speakers worry sometimes, “what if I forget what I’m supposed to say next? What if my slides don’t work? What if I tell things out of order?” For one, most people never know. But two, when things go wrong or you have a brain fart, it makes you more relatable. If you are overly polished, you come across fake or even untrustworthy. Remember at the end of the day, you are just one human talking to a group of other humans. No need to pretend to be something you’re not. 37. Be appropriate - You don’t need to be crude or inappropriate just for a laugh. It’s not worth it. If you deliver a killer keynote and are flawless throughout, but you make one inappropriate remark, nobody will remember anything else you said. There’s nothing wrong with using humor or making a strong point on something, but don’t do it as the expense of crossing the line and turning people off. 38. Allow the audience a chance to laugh - When you tell a joke or deliver a punchline, give the audience time to laugh. Sometimes speakers like to rush to the next point, but don’t do that. You need to give the audience a chance to respond to what you just said (in this case to laugh), but also if you rush on to the next though while the room is still laughing, nobody will hear what you’re saying. 39. When things go wrong, don’t panic - It happens. There’s a million things that can go wrong and eventually some of them will happen to you. Recognize what you can and can’t control. There will be times when the mic doesn’t work and you have to switch mics or just speak really, really loudly. There will be times when the remote for your slides stops working. There will be times it all seems to be going wrong, but don’t panic. Those moments make you a better speaker. Stay calm. 40. When possible, do Q&A - In the right context (generally in smaller groups…less than 100), doing audience Q&A is extremely effective and powerful. You’re able to answer their specific questions and not just what you think they want to hear. You’re able to connect with people on a more personal level. You would usually do Q&A at the end of your talk and usually for around 15 minutes (depending on the setting). (for more on doing audience Q&A, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 41. There’s no absolutes when speaking - You don’t have to do anything a certain way because so-and-so does it that way. You don’t have to stand on stage. You don’t have to use slides (I don’t). You don’t have to be a comedian. You don’t have to use wild gestures or movements. Your job is to be you and to deliver an insanely good talk. Do whatever you need to do on stage that will help you do those two things. 42. Don’t be a hero - My speaker buddy John Michael Morgan said, “you don’t have to be perfect because you’re on stage. We need more humans.” Don’t try to be something you’re not. The more you go on about how amazing you are and all that you’ve done, the more turned off the audience will become. The audience wants to hear from another human that is genuine, authentic and vulnerable. 43. On stage, be an amplified version of you - The bigger the venue, the bigger you need to be on stage. The way you would communicate to a group of 10 people is very different than how you would need to communicate to a room of 10,000. Both should be an authentic version of you, but simply amplified to the setting. The bottom line is don’t try to be something you’re not on stage. Be you. 44. Don’t stand behind a lectern - Lecterns are dumb. You don’t need one. When you stand behind one, it literally puts a barrier between you and the audience. That’s not good. Good speakers use the entire stage, so don’t get trapped behind a lectern. If you need to have notes or notecards (most speakers don’t need them), come back to the lectern from time to time to reference them, but don’t get trapped behind it. 45. When speaking, get out of your own head - Speaking is like playing jazz. You don’t have to give a talk the same way every time. You can improvise and mix it up sometimes. Some speakers get so deep in their own heads that they’re not truly present with the audience, but rather they’re just regurgitating a script they memorized. You don’t need to plan out every hand gesture or movement or exact line you’ll use. Some of that is fine, but also be present enough with the audience that you can play jazz when the moment calls for it. 4) Connecting With Your Audience 46. The audience takes their cues from you - As the speaker, you set the tone for the audience. If you’re excited, they’ll be excited. If you’re bummed out and clearly don’t want to be there, don’t be surprised if they feel the same. This also applies when things go wrong. If you come across as uptight, nervous or panicked, the audience feels that and it makes the entire room uncomfortable. But if you’re calm, cool and collected, they’ll feel the same. 47. Stick around to meet audience members - Often times, audience members will want to talk with you after you speak. They may have a question. They may want to share a story. Often times they’ll just want to say thanks for your presentation. This is a fun part to speaking is meeting these people and interacting with them. As a speaker, you speak to a collection of individual humans, meaning even though there may be 500 people in the room, they all come in with different stories, struggles, doubts, fears, and insecurities. And to hear afterwards from those individuals how your talk impacted them in some way is extremely rewarding. 48. Know your audience - Not all audiences are created equal. They are each unique. Like a special snowflake. As a speaker, it’s your responsibility to learn about your audience and determine how to best apply your message to them. One size doesn’t fit all when speaking. Even though 90% of your talk may work from one audience to the next, the more you know about your audience before a talk and the more you can customize it to fit their collective situation or circumstance, the better your talk will go and the more well received it will be. 49. Use a worksheet to keep the audience engaged - If I’m doing a workshop or breakout session for a smaller group (usually under 100 people), often times I’ll use a worksheet. As in old school fill-in-the-blank worksheet. It sounds cheesy but it can be extremely effective. It keeps the audience engaged because every few minutes, they have something new to write down. Plus you’re able to put more information on the sheet such as links or resources, so they don’t have to write those things down but rather can just focus on your presentation. 50. Get the audience involved - A good presentation should be a dialogue and not just a monologue. You may be the one with the mic, but it’s your responsibility to get your audience involved. No matter how good of a speaker you are, the natural human tendency is to lose focus and stop paying attention. Audience involvement if often times a direct relation to how much trust you’ve earned with that audience. The more you build trust with them, the more you can ask them to do. Getting your audience involved could be asking for a show of hands, repeating after you, getting people to answer your questions, having the audience physically move or conducting small group discussions or interactions. 5) Getting Speaking Gigs 51. Have a solid website - If you don’t have a website, you don’t exist. A website is the most common way for clients to find and research you. And no, we’re not talking about a Facebook page or a LinkedIn profile. An actual website on a domain you own. I recommend you use your name as the domain (i.e.GrantBaldwin.com), because as a speaker, you are the product. You are the brand. And please make sure your site looks sharp. Whether we like it or not, please judge books by their cover, so if your website looks like it was designed by your 2nd grade child, they’ll assume you suck as a speaker. (for more on doing speaker websites, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 52. Make a demo video - If you want to get booked (and especially if you want to get paid), a demo video is a must. Think of a demo video like a movie trailer. It should be short enough to give people an overview but make them want to see more. If you post a video online of a 45-minute talk you gave, your mom will watch that 897235987 times, but no event planner will take the time to watch it. Good demo videos are usually between 2-4 minutes and just show the highlights of you speaking. (for more on demo videos, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 53. Network with other speakers - You should network with other speakers for two reasons. 1) Speaking is very lonely and isolating. Nobody outside of other speakers really understands this weird career path. So it helps to have others you can share the journey with. 2) Other speakers can be a great source of business. No one person can speak at every event. There’s plenty of business to go around. Speakers are regularly asked for recommendations and referrals of other speakers for events. I’ve both given and received thousands of dollars worth of business from other speakers. (for more on doing audience Q&A, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 54. Pick a target market - You can’t speak to anyone. You may think your target market is humans, but that’s a bad plan. If you think you can speak to anyone, you really can speak to no one. It doesn’t mean that you can’t speak in different markets, but focus on one specific audience in your marketing (especially if you’re just getting started). You may be able to speak to entrepreneurs and moms and dentists and cat lovers and moms of cat lovers, but if you try to communicate that on your website, nobody will book you. Pick an audience. The audience you want to speak to may change over time but start by picking an audience. 55. Don’t speak about everything - If I were to ask you what you speak about, the worst possible answer is, “What do you want me to speak about? I can speak about anything!” (insert eye roll). No you can’t. Just like you can’t speak to anyone, you also can’t speak about anything. While it may seem counterintuitive, often times, the more specific and focused you are in what you speak about, the more gigs you will get. Event planners often want specialists and not generalists who think they can speak about anything. (for more on determining what to speak about, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 56. Stop looking for an agent - So many speakers don’t want to do the hard work of looking for gigs and building relationships with decision makers, so you think you need an agent that will be a shortcut to the system. But you don’t need an agent. You can find gigs on your own. Besides, legit speaker agents aren’t interested in 99% of the speakers on the market. They work with the best of the best who are in-demand and charge high fees. (for more on speaker agents, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 57. Speaker bureaus aren’t interested in you - My friend Shawn Hanks who runs Premiere Speakers Bureau says, “Bureaus manage demand…they don’t create it.” Meaning, if you’re not already getting lot of booking requests and inquiries, a bureau isn’t going to magically create that for you. If you can’t get a booking on your own, I promise that a bureau is not going to be interested in you. Plus, keep in mind that bureaus make their money off of commissions, so they generally only work with speakers in the upper levels of fees ($10k+). (for more on speaker bureaus and how they work, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 58. Be clear on why you want to speak - A lot of speakers enjoy this business because it’s fun. We get to stand on stages and run our mouths. And while it is indeed fun, doing something purely because it’s fun won’t carry you through the times when it’s just work. So why are you doing this? Really be clear on why you want to speak and how it fits into the bigger picture of your business. (for more on figuring out your why, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 59. Marketing never stops - While it’s true that the longer you speak, the easier it is to get gigs, the effort of finding and booking gigs will almost always remain. Even actors, musicians and celebrities have to work to maintain relevancy and to stay top of mind with people. As speakers, we’re trying to do the same thing with audiences and event planners. It may get easier over time, but you will never get to a place where you can just coast. 60. Collect testimonials - Testimonials are incredibly valuable for speakers. They are the social proof that you are good at what you do. Ideally you want testimonials from event planners and decision makers so other future event planners and decision makers can feel validated when hiring you. But you can also get testimonials from audience members. You can never have to many testimonials. 61. Don’t depend on social media for gigs - Nobody ever booked a gig because of a tweet. Or a cute Instagram picture. Or a Facebook post. Social media is good for building awareness and credibility, but don’t assume that you posted that you’re a speaker to your 46 followers and now the floodgates will open with booking requests. It doesn’t work like that. 62. Find the decision maker - The bigger the event, the more people are often times involved in the decision making process. Sometimes it’s a committee but often times it’s still an individual. Part of your role is to figure out who that person is and make sure you’re communicating to them. 63. Stay relevant - Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean that way will continue to work. Stay relevant in the examples and case studies you use from stage. Stay relevant in the topics that you speak on. Stay relevant in what’s happening in your industry. Stay relevant in the platforms you use (social media and otherwise) to communicate to your audience and potential clients. Free Bonus: Download a free PDF list of these 100 tips + links to all podcast episodes and resources mentioned. 6) Fees 64. Have a fee structure - A fee structure gives a client options. Generally offer 3 different options. You want just one keynote? It’s $X. You want a keynote and two workshops? It’s $XY. You want a keynote + two workshops + 100 books? It’s $XYZ. It’s the same reason fast food chains offer you “value meals” or you can buy ala carte. Every event planner has different needs and a different budget, so offer them options. (for more on speaking fees, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 65. Do all inclusive pricing - There’s two ways to price travel…separately or all-inclusive. We’ve done both and recommend all-inclusive. It’s easier for you the speaker, and there’s no surprises for the clients. It’s just generally simpler for everyone. (for more on fees and travel, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 66. Be confident in the value you offer - At any stage of your speaking career, it may feel strange at times to charge anything, let alone thousands of dollars to do something you love like speaking. But remember you’re not being paid for that one hour you’re on stage. You’re being paid for the thousands of hours you’ve practiced, researched, worked, learned, spoke at other events, etc, so by the time you show up to speak at their event, you are providing massive amounts of value for that client and their event. 67. Negotiate based on value - Don’t be a speaker who just flippantly discounts for no reason other than you just want the gig. If you’re going to reduce your fee for some reason, find value that you can get in return. Maybe that client can introduce you to 5 other potential clients. Maybe they can provide a provide extra nights at the hotel for you or your family (if the event is in a cool place :). Maybe they can provide footage of your talk that you can use for a demo video. If you’re going to reduce your fee for that client, make sure you’re still getting something in return. 7) The Client 68. Do a pre-event call - Usually 2-3 weeks before an event, we’ll have a pre-event call with that client. Remember that many events are booked 6-12 months out (and some more than that), so there’s a good chance everyone forgot what was discussed in the interim when something was booked and when the actual event takes place. This pre-event call allows you the speaker to walk through the event schedule and details with the client to make sure everyone’s on the same page and there’s no surprises. It also allows you to learn more about the event and the audience, so you can customize your material accordingly. 69. Ask for referrals from clients - One of the best leads is one that comes from a referral. Whenever you speak somewhere, always ask the client if there are other event planners they know of that would be interested in what it is you do. If so, and assuming you did a good job, ask for an introduction or referral. A key component though is you have to do a great job. Even if the client likes you, they won’t recommend a speaker that did a poor job. (for more on getting referrals, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 70. Show appreciation for the client - Before the event, share your excitement with the client about the opportunity be part of their event. While on-site, compliment the quality of the event and how things are running (be genuine). After the event, I give clients a handwritten thank you card from me. My assistant sends a thank you card. We send thank you emails to everyone involved in the event that we worked with. We also send a small gift. Be grateful for the opportunity you were given. 71. Serve - When you’re at the event, don’t have this celebrity mentality that you’re better than everyone else. By all means, guard your time and don’t allow clients to walk all over you, but have a mentality that you’re there to serve the client and the audience. I heard a quote one time that said, “Business is like tennis. Those who serve well, win.” 72. Be just as good off stage as you are on - If you’re amazing on stage, but you’re a pain in the butt or a jerk off stage, you won’t get booked. I’ve heard numerous stories of speakers that were phenomenal on stage but because of who they were off stage, nobody wants to work with them. Don’t be that speaker. 73. Never embarrass the client - Never say anything on or off stage that would embarrass a client. You are there as a representation of that company or group, so never do anything that would make them look bad. Remember that clients talk, so if you do something stupid from stage, expect word to spread quickly that you are to be avoided as a speaker. 74. Thank the tech crew - The tech crews for conferences and events have worked with hundreds of speakers and have seen plenty of divas and prima donnas. Don’t be that speaker. They have the ability to make you look and sound better than you really are. Be kind and courteous to them. Show appreciation and gratitude for the work they do behind the scenes that makes your job easier (and better). (for more on working with AV crews, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast) 8) Building A Speaking Business 75. Have a long term perspective - Becoming a top notch speaker is not an overnight thing. It takes years and years to become an overnight success. So if you don’t get that gig this year, it’s not the end of the world. They are most likely having the same event next year, and they’ll need a new speaker then. Focus on relationships not gigs. 76. Join the NSA - The National Speakers Association is a collection of speakers who are helping one another build their business. They have many local chapters that meet regularly as well as various national conferences you can attend. NSA is great for networking with other speakers and also gives you the opportunity to rub shoulders with and learn from some of the best in the business. (for more on the NSA, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast ) 77. Take your business seriously - If you treat speaking as a hobby, don’t be surprised when you get hobby-like results. You’re running a business, so treat it accordingly. Have systems and processes for how you do things. Be professional. Respond in a timely manner to requests and inquiries. If you’re not going to take your business seriously, why should anyone else, especially potential clients? 78. Build relationships with clients - My favorite clients are those I also consider friends. We exchange Christmas cards. We text. We keep up on what’s happening in each other’s lives. At the end of the day, people do business with people they know, like and trust. So don’t just fly in, collect a check and fly out. Work to build a meaningful, long term relationship so that clients want to bring you back multiple times over the years as well as refer you to their colleagues and peers. 79. Stop looking for a shortcut - Building a speaking business takes time. This is not an overnight thing. The best speakers on the planet and who have had the most successful careers didn’t get lucky. They didn’t find a magical shortcut that is hidden from you. They worked their butt off on their craft and their business. There’s no shortcut here. Just do the work. 80. Create systems - Having systems in place removes the guesswork. It create a logical flow and pattern to how you do things. Systems make your life simpler because you don’t have to think or reinvent the wheel every time. But systems also make your client’s life simpler because you’re easier to work with and have your crap together. 81. Hire to focus on only what you can do - As the speaker in your business, only you can speak. But you don’t necessarily have to be the one to book travel, create contracts and invoices, follow up with clients and make sure you get paid. As your business grows, so will the moving pieces in your business. Determine what only you can do and where you’re at your best and hire to fill the other roles. (for more hiring, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast - http://thespeakerlab.com/hire-staff/) 82. Invest in yourself and your business - I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars in myself and my business over the years. Investing in coaches, training, conferences, mentorship, etc is the ultimate fast pass to the front of the line. Sure you could stumble around the internet trying to cobble together some free resources on a topic and hypothetically save yourself a few bucks (but potentially waste a lot of time) or you could invest in yourself and get quality advice from an expert who will save you the time and cut your learning curve significantly. 83. Always have a written agreement - When you get booked, always have a written agreement. It’s crazy but people have fuzzy memories when money is involved. Write everything down. I had a speaking mentor early on who told me, "a paper trail is a safe trail. If you didn’t get it in writing, it didn’t happen.” (for more on speaker agreements, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast - http://thespeakerlab.com/speaking-contracts/) 9) Growing Beyond The Stage 84. Develop ways to build your business and serve beyond the stage - Speaking is extremely powerful, but it certainly has it’s limitations. Think of the last speaker you heard. How much of their talk do you even remember? Probably a very small percentage. So how can you help your audience learn and retain your content AFTER you leave the stage? 85. Write a book - While I don’t think you must have a book in order to get speaking gigs, it certainly doesn’t hurt. If you’re going to write a book, I generally recommend you self-publish. First, traditional publishers (like speaker bureaus) most likely aren’t going to be interested in you. Second, when you self-publish, you control the process and get to make the decisions (title, layout, editing, etc). It’s may be more work at times, but you also make more as well. If you go this route though, my biggest advice would be that your self published book shouldn’t look self-published. People judge books by their covers, so spend the time (and money) to make it look sharp and like it belongs on the shelves of a local bookstore. (for more on writing a book, check out this episodeof The Speaker Lab podcast - http://thespeakerlab.com/chandler-bolt/) 86. Diversify with multiple streams of revenue - It’s never smart to have all your eggs in one basket. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with speaking being the primary bread and butter, but you better think about what would happen if you suddenly couldn’t speak. What if a medical issue knocked you out for several weeks or months? What if the economy got hammered again and speaking gigs started drying up? Make sure you have options beyond just speaking. 87. Develop revenue sources that don’t require you to leave home - The challenge with speaking is it doesn’t scale. The nature of the profession is you generally have to get on a plane and leave home. The problem is that you become the bottleneck. If you’re not traveling/speaking, you’re not generating revenue. And worst case scenario, if something were to happen to you or you simply wanted to take some time off, your income would suffer. Whether it’s a product (book, curriculum, online course, etc) or service (coaching, consulting, referrals, sponsorships, etc), find revenue sources that don’t depend on you getting on a plane. 10) The Travel 88. Be a loyal traveler - When traveling, status does matter. Status leads to free checked luggage, complimentary upgrades to first class, and maybe the most important but overlooked perk…priority flight changes. More and more airlines don’t allow you to go standby for a flight (for free) unless you have status. When a flight is canceled and everyone needs to be re-booked on something else, guess who goes to the top of the priority list? Those with status. Having status has saved my butt on numerous occasions to make it to an event and also has got me home faster because I could go standby on flights home. 89. Don’t book the last flight to an event - If you have the last flight to an event and something goes wrong, you’re screwed. You never want to leave yourself in a spot where you have no other options. Always leave yourself some wiggle room in your travel plans, so you can ensure you’re able to get to the event in plenty of time. (for more on travel tips for speakers, check out this episode and this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast - http://thespeakerlab.com/travel-tips/ andhttp://thespeakerlab.com/travel-tips-2/) 90. Do what’s best for the client - As I said above, I’m a loyal traveler, however if the client is paying for the airfare, and I have the choice between a lower cost flight on one airline compared to a significantly higher priced ticket on my preferred airline, I will do what’s best for the client. You may be great on stage as a speaker, but if your travel expenses were too high in the opinion of the client, unfortunately, that’s what they’ll remember. 91. Always have a plan B - When traveling, always be thinking one step ahead of what your plan B might be. If you see that you might miss a connection, figure out your other options. If it looks like there’s a storm moving into the area that could cause delays or flight cancelations, start figuring out what else you could do. Figure out your plan B before you need it. That takes a lot of unneeded pressure and stress off you when things in evidently do come up. 92. Never miss an event - I’ve rented a car and driven through the night multiple times. I’ve taken a redeye and brushed my teeth in the parking lot of a venue before. I’ve felt sick and exhausted on stage several times. But thankfully, I’ve never missed an event (knock on wood). There may be things that are way outside of your control when traveling, but if you miss an event, you need to know that you at least did everything you possibly could to get to that event. Your effort (or lack thereof) will speak volumes to the client. 11) Your Health 93. Don’t let being a speaker get in the way of being a human - One of my favorite sayings is ‘who you are is more important than what you do.’ Being if you’re a great speaker and you make a difference for everyone else but you drop the ball as a husband, wife, mother, father, friend, or you’re just a shell of a human being…that’s not worth it. Nothing wrong with being a speaker that makes a difference, but don’t let that get in the way of you just being a human. 94. Take care of your health - Traveling and speaking is much more tiring and draining than people may realize. When you travel/speak, you get out of your normal routine of life and as a result, your hopefully normal, quality health habits can tend to go out the window. Make sure that while you’re away, you continue to eat well, get enough sleep and exercise. You know, all the same stuff your mom would tell you to do. 95. Stay hydrated - A simple and commonly overlooked health secret of speakers is we drink a ton of water. Staying hydrated helps keep you healthy when you travel. It also keeps your throat from drying out when you speak. Personally, I prefer room temperate water. Ice cold water can hurt your vocal chords. 96. Stay grateful and humble - As a speaker, you get to do something very few people do. You get paid (often times extremely well) to travel, stand on stages, share your message, and make a difference in the world. There’s not many people who get to experience that. And sure, there are certainly non-glamorous and non-sexy parts of the job (like any job), but always be extremely grateful and humble for the opportunity you’ve been given to speak and impact lives. 97. Stay connected back home - When I travel, I text, call and FaceTime my wife and daughters constantly. I want to keep them updated on where I am and what I’m doing, and I want to stay connected with what they’re doing back home. Far too many speakers end up with broken marriages and become absentee parents by the nature of the job. Don’t let that happen to you. Work extra hard to maintain the relationships with those you love most even when you’re away from home. (for more on staying connected while on the road, check out this episode of The Speaker Lab podcast - http://thespeakerlab.com/sheila-baldwin/) 98. When you’re offstage, be off the stage - My buddy Scott McKain makes this great point in this post (http://createdistinction.com/top-10-aspects-about-the-speaking-business-that-all-professionals-and-those-who-want-to-be-should-know/). You don’t need to be on all the time. You don’t need to be the life of the party. Being “on” all the time is not only fake to who you really are, but it’s exhausting. Don’t do that. 99. Have fun - You have a great gig. You get to travel and speak and change the world. Enjoy that. Savor the moments. Be fully present when people are sharing their story. Give lots of hugs and high fives. Show gratitude and appreciation for others. Enjoy the journey. (HUGE Giveaway: in honor of our 100th episode, we’re doing a big giveaway including lifetime access to The Speaker Lab Community + a 30 minute Skype call with me to help with your speaking business. It’s free to enter. Get all the details here.Whew... That was a lot. Any speaking tips that I missed? Or maybe you have a question about one of the tips above. Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
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Rank #1: FL285 – How to Make Money Online in a Small Niche Business.
In today's episode, we help Brad overcome fears and obstacles while scaling his business. FULL TRANSCRIPT Jocelyn: Hey y'all. On today's podcast we help Brad overcome fears and obstacles while scaling his business. Shane: Welcome to The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast where life always comes before work. We're your hosts, Shane and Jocelyn Sams. We're a real family that figured out how to make our entire living on life. Now we help other families do the same. Are you ready to Flip Your Life? All right, let's get started. Shane: What's going on everybody? Welcome back to the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. It is great to be back with you again today. Super excited to talk to another member of the Flip Your Life community and help them take their business and their life to the next level. We've got an awesome guest today, Flip Your Life community member, Brad Grey, and I didn't even try to rhyme that it just happened, but Brad, welcome to the show. Brad Grey: Hey guys, how are you doing? Jocelyn: Hey Brad, we are excited to talk to you today. You have some really interesting things going on in your business, and I think that our listeners are going to love it. So let's dive right in. Tell us a little bit about you, your background, and what you're doing online. Brad Grey: All right. To start, I'm a husband and a father of three. Actually, I have three kids, two daughters, basically. Age seven and a four month old now, I guess. Yeah- Shane: That's a busy house right there. Brad Grey: Yeah. You're not kidding, and also a two year old son who is ... They have those terrible twos, so you've got all that going on and a dog running around. It's definitely busy. It's definitely a challenge to find that time, but I was able to kind of figure out ways to build that time with the help of you all, segmenting out the schedules and what not. I'm still a practicing biology/science teacher pretty much whatever they ask me to teach. I've been pursuing online business since about 2012 when I made a product, and I put it on Teachers Pay Teachers, and I started to blog a little bit. Just anything I could do really to make some extra money when we had my first child and every once in a while I'd get this little thing, a sale and it was like this bug just telling me, "Hey you need to be doing something else with this." Shane: It's like a virus. Brad Grey: It went on for years, and I just kept ignoring it like, it's only a couple of bucks here, a couple of bucks there but ... Then I came across your article in Forbes right about the same time I was finishing up my master's degree in curriculum and instruction and it was like a perfect storm. I was finishing up and I knew I didn't want to be the administrator, I wanted to just dive in and write curriculum. Jocelyn: I have to stop you here because in your form that you filled out it says "I knew what I needed to do, and I consumed what I suspect was at least 150 podcasts and even listened to some several times." Shane: That's amazing. You got the full Netflix binge listen of the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. Brad Grey: Absolutely I used to love going to mow the lawn just so I could get a couple of episodes in. Jocelyn: That is awesome. I love that. Shane: We need to put that in all our sales copy. We even make mowing the yard fun. Brad Grey: Yeah, tough to make that fun, but it was my only opportunity to really get out there and listen to you guys. I listen to several, some of them several times just, to help provide that motivation every once in a while you just need that kick in the butt. Listening to certain episodes helps with that for sure. It helps keep me going, and I'd listen to No Sugar Shane, telling us what's up. It helps keep us going. Jocelyn: Absolutely. So you were listening to the podcast and you decided that you needed to get this thing onto your own website and then you decided to invest in yourself and become a member of our community.
Rank #2: FL 240 – We help Laura get new members and also retain current members in her education business.
In today's episode, we help Laura get new members and also retain current members in her education business. FULL TRANSCRIPT Jocelyn: Hey, y'all. In today's podcast, we help Laura take her online education business to the next level. Shane: Welcome to the Flip Lifestyle Podcast, where life always comes before work. We're your hosts, Shane and Jocelyn Sam. We're a real family that figured out how to make our entire living online, and now, we help other families do the same. Are you ready to flip your life? All right, let's get started. Shane: What's going on everybody, welcome back to the Flip Lifestyle Podcast, it is great to be back with you again. Today, super excited to be with another member of the Flip Your Life community. This is a great episode, because this is a success story episode. This is a story with someone who has flipped their life. We're talking to Flip Your Life member Laura Keybart today. Hey, Laura, welcome to the program. Laura: Hey, thanks for having me, today. Jocelyn: Yes, we are so excited to talk to you, especially with this awesome success story. We look for cool success stories to find people to be on the podcast. This one was one we did not want to miss, for sure. So before we jump into all that, we want to know a little bit about you, your family, and what you're doing online. Laura: Okay, sure. So I have a wonderful, supportive husband who has been behind me every step of the way that I've been going through this journey. I'm a step mom, I love dogs, I'm a distance runner, always running marathons, training for something. I've always got something on the calendar. We love traveling, we love planning vacations and different experiences around running events like those. So while I run while he watches football or visits a history museum. Shane: Me and your husband would get along, dude. Like, if he's watching football, I just went to Philadelphia, and I hit like five history museums. He should have went with me, I'm just saying. He should have went with me. Laura: Yeah, yeah. Well, when I ran the Washington DC, the Marine Corp marathon, he was hitting the museums and visiting those places. So yeah, it works out. Jocelyn: Cool, cool. Laura: So I just completed my 18th year in education as a teacher. I taught english/language arts, which is reading and writing for, oh gosh, 15, 16 years, grade 6th through 12. The past couple of years, I was an instructional coach working with teachers at a local school district. Most of that was great, I love teaching and working with kids and teachers. But, it's kind of the same thing that we all experience. We become fed up with terrible bosses, all the crazy workplace drama, mind numbing, ridiculous meetings and committees that go nowhere, and you start just kind of looking around. Laura: What else could I do? I went through that. Is there something remote I could do? Something online I could do? Maybe I could teach myself how to code and build websites? Which, that was a joke, I tried that for a month. That's not me. But what could I do so that I have a purpose, I can serve people, but I can also bring in an income that I can live on? What options are there? So I started listening to podcasts around setting goals, and working remotely, maybe even working for yourself. I would listen to all of these podcasts while I was doing my long training runs. That's about the time I stumbled upon your podcast, it was maybe around episode, I don't know, 40 or 50 or so, starting binge listening. I thought, okay, that makes sense. This whole thing makes sense now. I think maybe I could do that. Maybe one day, I can quit my job. That sounds crazy, but so was running 22.6 miles. That's ridiculous too. Shane: That is totally ridiculous. That is way more ridiculous than quitting your job, I'm telling you. Laura: So anyway, so that day has finally come. My husband had been on me for months to just do it, just quit, we'll be fine.
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Rank #1: Go Fix What’s Broken with Brian Dixon.
How to start your business – by focussing on the right thing. The biggest mistake beginner entrepreneurs make is by focussing on the wrong aspect of their business out of the gate. Purpose, practice, and profit are all well and good, but you have to start with–you guessed it–people, says Brian Dixon, business coach, and author of Start With Your People. Discover why you should build a “runway” with your family before building your business, how to repair burnt bridges from ages ago, and stop looking for your dream team, because they’re already working for you. https://startupcamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BrianDixonv1final-1.mp3 Subscribe
Rank #2: How to discover what you stand for—and communicate it to the world with Brian Burkhart.
How to discover what you stand for—and communicate it to the world. He’s helped successful Shark Tank pitchers, TED talk speakers, and $100,000 winning Tech Week presenters refine and nail their message. And it all started with a love of public speaking and connecting directly with people in the audience. Brian Burkhart is the author of Stand for Something, and is here to talk about the nitty-gritty of communication and clarity of purpose behind your budding brand. Your actions are dictated by your beliefs, Brian says, and the best brands communicate what they stand for. He pulls no punches here—it’s not easy to uncover what you stand for. Fortunately, in our conversation today, he shares some insights to make the journey a little smoother. Discover the mic-drop question that will help you think deeply about your company’s beliefs, why conviction and connection are the two most important elements of public speaking, and a discussion on being secure and insecure in the entrepreneurship world. It doesn’t matter if public speaking is a large part of your business. Mastering communication, or at least improving your skills, will help connect you with people who will believe in your brand. Listen now. https://startupcamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BrianBurkhartv1final.mp3 Subscribe
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Rank #1: From Zero to Six figures in 12 months with Sigrun.
Episode Highlights: How to accelerate gender equality through female entrepreneurship, the BIG catalyst that made her business from zero to six figures in a year, what is the line between giving value and over-delivering, how to switch from your first to your zone of genius niche... The post From Zero to Six figures in 12 months with Sigrun appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.
Rank #2: How Visualization Can Make You More Productive.
I recently sat down with my friend Justin Ledford, author of Visions to the Top, to discuss how visualization strategies can improve productivity in business. Justin is a visualization expert and knows what makes people productive. Justin shared how to build a visualization mindset, four steps to visualization and productivity tips to make your business more effective and efficient. The post How Visualization Can Make You More Productive appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.
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Rank #1: How One Youpreneur Made $100K in 30-Days, with AJ Jomah.
I've always been a fan of stories where an entrepreneur digs deep after overcoming a big challenge and puts in the hard work to make their business dreams a reality.In this episode, business owner and Youpreneur member AJ Jomah comes on the show to share his entrepreneurial journey from how he got started owning a pizza franchise and almost filing for bankruptcy to how he has flourished in online business.We go into some great points such as idea validation, constant testing and why authenticity sells. Stay tuned as we also talk about what AJ has planned for the future.This is an inspiring episode, especially for any budding entrepreneurs out there that are looking for a little nudge to keep going until they can catch that big first break. You’ll definitely need a notepad and pen for this one so get ready and tune in!Essential Learning Points From This Episode:Why entrepreneurs should be "riding the wave".How AJ validated his business idea without an email list.How AJ launched his first course.Chris and AJ talk about pre-selling courses and the struggles that come with it.Much, much more!Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:AJ Jomah's websiteAJ Jomah on TwitterTraffic and Conversion SummitConvertKitPersonal Branding RoadmapSign-up for the FREE Youpreneur Launchpad Training CourseYoupreneur Personal Brand Business Building ComunityThank You for Tuning In!There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, but you chose mine, and I'm grateful for that. If you enjoyed today's show, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the top and bottom of this page.Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they're extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and you can bet that I read every single one of them personally!Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live!
Rank #2: YOU220 – How to Create Your First Online Course, with Amy Porterfield.
Creating a successful online course can seem a little challenging with all its moving parts, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to be willing to put in the time, effort and strategy to make it happen. In this episode, I pull back the curtain to show you a sneak peek into our exclusive (...) Continue Reading The post YOU220 – How to Create Your First Online Course, with Amy Porterfield appeared first on ChrisDucker.com.
Jim Rohn said "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." Who are your 5? Are they already living the life you want to be living? If not, WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT YOU? After Geoff Woods heard this quote, he surrounded himself with an army of heavy-hitting mentors. As a result, he was able to quit a $200K+ corporate job and go full time as an entrepreneur in less than 10 months. Join him on the journey to taking control of your life and your income, and listen in on the private conversations with the mentors who have been guiding him every step of the way.
Rank #1: S2E39: If You Want to Get to the Next Level, World Class Personal Self Care is Mandatory - With Todd Durkin.
Have you ever asked yourself “how will I get to the next level of achievement?” Today we are focused on someone who is always striving for the next level of achievement. For this person it started at an early age with his father, who taught him the value of time, how to identify five things that you most love to do, and to do the things that move your soul. In order to take your life and your business to the next level this person has some amazing guidance for you to do just this. It starts with you being intentional with what you want and what you do not want, creating your own rules, setting an annual roadmap for your upcoming year, and color coding your calendar. In this episode we focused on getting to the next level by: 1. developing your mindset 2. setting up your own rules for life 3. and color coding each calendar year There is a big lesson in this episode… if you want to get to the next level, world class personal self care is mandatory. Today were diving deep... with Todd Durkin! For those of you who are ready to surround yourself with the right people, it’s time! We are planning our next exclusive Mentee Mastermind experience, version 2.0. This event is limited to 15 people…and there is an interview process you must go through to be a part if it. This event will bring you targeted mentorship, accountability partners and open the doors to being a lifetime part of something truly special. If you are interested, be sure to apply now: menteepodcast.com/mastermind Links & Tools From This Episode * http://todddurkin.com/ For more information on any of his programs or to sign up for Todd’s FREE weekly motivational text program, simply go to www.DoseofDurkin.com and sign-up. Apply for The Mentee Mastermind: menteepodcast.com/mastermind https://www.facebook.com/thementee/?ref=br_rs If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the Mentee Podcast on iTunes and leave us a review for the show. Free Resources at http://menteepodcast.com/resources/
Rank #2: Ep 35. Five Laws of Stratospheric Success – Bob Burg.
Can a subtle shift in focus really make that big of a difference in your business and in your income? Today, you hear why this is true. Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000....
Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.
Rank #1: 101 The FBI's Top Hostage Negotiator, Chis Voss, Shares His Secrets on How to Get Everything You Want (my new favorite episode!) .
If you would like to find out how to successfully negotiate your way towards achieving the outcomes you would prefer in life, listen in to today's show! Michael's guest is Chris Voss, who spent time as the leading International Kidnapping Negotiator for the FBI. Chris Voss is the Real Deal! Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com Send in your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews
Rank #2: 003 How to Tell Stories That Make You the Life of the Party and a World-Class Speaker.
Want to tell a story that engage with your audience? Learn 4 ways to uncover fun and relevant stories, and learn how to deliver them in the most effective way. Topics covered Tips on telling great stories in your speech 3 structures of a great story 4 ways to uncover great stories to tell in your speaking 5 step process for telling terrific tales http://StealTheShow.com