Episode 483 – The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues with Mark S. A. Smith

Why do this? Run a Sustainable, scalable, profitable, and salable business.

Pope Gregory listed the seven deadly sins in 590 AD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues
For every sin there is an associated virtue.
The virtues protect one against temptation.

Sin = (Greek and Latin) failure, error, to miss the mark
Virtue = (Latin) Valor, Being your very best

Episode 481 – Are You A Badass Chick? with Jean Zbinden

“I show women how you can be a badass chick when sometimes you feel like Gal Gadot in Wonder Women and other times like Roseanne Roseannadanna.”

I am a 50+, menopausal, married, have 2 semi adult children, love to binge watch Netflix, read about all things health & wellness interspersed with romantic trashy novels, don’t do sad movies, encore entrepreneurial women who believes all women can change their life, beauty and mindset to be a Badass Chick.

Episode 474 – What Is More Fascinating On Social Media? Engagement Or Education?

What’s more important to you and your business… Engagement or Education when it comes to posting on Social Media? Well that depends on many factors? What platform are you posting? What are your goals, Who is your audience and where are they hanging out?

Engagement is very measurable and desirable, but it’s not always an indication of action. People engage in different ways. They comment, like or share and that can be very exciting, but may or may not culminate in any sales.

Education is creating longer form posts and often links to deeper educational content (like blogs, podcasts, videos, and more). Educating people takes longer to create and often generates less but more targeted engagement. There is, however, and long term cumulative effect that can lead to measurable sales.

Episode 471 – Books Are Not Just For Paper Anymore And Why YOU Should Write One with Heidi Thorne

Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, is a business speaker and author with over 25 years of combined experience in sales and advertising, including over 15 years as editor and advertising director of a trade newspaper covering the plumbing and mechanical contracting trades. In addition to two advanced business degrees (MBA/DBA), Heidi also has five years of experience teaching at the college level. Her business, Thorne Communications LLC, was also a promotional products distributor for 17 years.

Heidi has been an active blogger since 2010, and is the author of several business print books, eBooks, and audio books on small business and self publishing. Her goal is to help authors avoid embarrassing and expensive mistakes when self publishing.

As a professional business speaker, Heidi has done presentations on sales, social media, and self publishing with many business associations and chambers of commerce. She now hosts a regular audio and video podcast, The Heidi Thorne Show, where she discusses self publishing news and views. Heidi has also been a guest on many podcasts and educational webinars over the years. As well, she shares her knowledge and experience through her online courses on Udemy.

Episode 469 – Taking The Fear And Mystery Out Of Speaking For Your Business with Jane Atkinson

They say “It’s hard to see the label when you’re inside the jar.” My specialty is to help speakers see and work on what they can’t see in their business.

Having worked with professional speakers for nearly three decades, I understand the common challenges that speakers face. Those that are just starting to seasoned pros often struggle with three main challenges: positioning; branding; and rolling out consistent messaging to their fan base.

I help speakers of all levels develop and launch their business, solidify their brand and message, and market and monetize their keynotes.

I do this through three books that I’ve written: The Wealthy Speaker 2.0, The Epic Keynote, and The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, as well as through online courses, group coaching, and private coaching.

As one long-term client shared: “What changed for me working with Jane? Everything…we’ve been together since the beginning and 3 years later we are well on our way to building a million dollar business. She is the definitive Speaker Launcher!” – Ryan Estis, Performance Expert

Episode 464 – Why A Marketing Mind Is Better Than A Sales Script?

Over the weekend I listened to two audio books. One was “Choose” by Ryan Levesque about a marketing strategy and another was by a LinkedIn Expert focused on sales. They BOTH lived up to expectations. The marketing book gave away great ideas and concepts while the Linkedin book sounded more like a sales pitch for his LinkedIn Leads business.What’s the difference between sales and marketing? Marketing informs and attracts leads and prospects to your company and product or service. Sales, on the other hand, works directly with prospects to reinforce the value of the company’s solution to convert prospects into customers.

Episode 458 – There Is An Easy Button to Success, But Can You Afford It?

Everybody wishes they had an “Easy Button” that you could simply push and ‘POOF’… good things just happen. If we all had that, nobody would have to work and nor would your products and services stand out as the right choice for your customers. But, we all want to make things easier and less complicated? That can be done with a little extra effort!The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” but I like to think of it as “Trying what everyone else is doing and expecting better results?”What you really want is the RIGHT PEOPLE to PAY ATTENTION to what you are doing and TAKE ACTION! We all have assets of Time, Treasure, and Talent but you have to “Work To Your Strengths & Hire To Your Weaknesses.” Do you have a plan to maximize your assets to help you achieve your goals?Each goal has a cost of time and a cost of money…In this episode we will explore some concepts where you can reinvent your business messages to get to the RIGHT PEOPLE to PAY ATTENTION to what you are doing and TAKE ACTION!

Episode 453 – How Writing A Book Can Grow Your Business with David Hancock of Morgan James Publishing

David Hancock is the founder of Morgan James Publishing and the chairman of Guerrilla Marketing International, and has co-authored sixteen books, including Performance Driven Thinking, The Best of Guerrilla Marketing and The Entrepreneurial Author. NASDAQ cites David as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and he is reported to be the future of publishing. As founder of Morgan James Publishing, he was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments, and his significant impact on the industry over the next ten years.David also serves as president of the executive board for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, and as chairman of the board of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.

Episode 441 – Change Is Not Always Better… But Better Is Always Change with Warren Whitlock

Hi. I’m Warren Whitlock. My mission is to help brands improve the results of their digital marketing.

I started creating content for marketing when “new media” meant we could combine multiple slide projectors for a presentation. By the time I went online in 1981, I’d learned to push for better technology whenever it allowed us to achieve our objectives.

Throughout my career, I have created new strategies to use influence and persuasion to help people get what they want. I set hard sales goals and measured performance but never forget that people hate to be sold, but love to buy. I have been an entrepreneur in the computer, publishing, and media,

I look for collaborations where brands can share resources, extend their reach and give customers an experience they will want to share with others. I am currently partnering with IBM Futurists and a few brands and startups along with keynotes where I can engage executives transforming their organizations for an abundant future.

Episode 439 – How To Use LinkedIn To Look Sweet In The C-Suite with Deb Krier

Deb Krier is a LinkedIn Strategist, social media advisor, and professional speaker. For more than 10 years, she has work with professionals to optimize their use of LinkedIn. As the founder of Wise Women Communications, a full-service marketing agency, she sees LinkedIn as a vital marketing tool for professionals at any level.
Throughout her career, Deb has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations developing and maximizing their marketing and public relations efforts. But, senior executives often don’t see themselves as something that needs marketed. Drawing on her experience in working for small businesses, one of the largest corporations in the world, the nonprofit realm and as an entrepreneur, she demonstrates how LinkedIn is a strategic tool that enables everyone to improve their business, whether large or small, and create an impressive personal brand.
With more than 20 years of experience, Deb has a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as a Master’s Degree in Communication Management. She has the experience and knowledge to help busy executives make an impact with their LinkedIn Profiles.