Episode 423 – Better Relationship Emotional Intelligence Using Crystal with Drew D’Agostino

Founder of Crystal for the past 4 years, a personality platform that offers free assessments and industry-leading psychometric predictions.

Focused on helping people communicate effectively, resolve conflict, manage stress, influence others, and make better decisions in their professional lives. 

Always looking for software engineers and talented people-people to join the Crystal team. Email me if you’re interested: drew@crystalknows.com

Started multiple businesses before then, including an event software company (Attend.com), a pizza box advertising agency, and a bed bug extermination company. Private pilot, songwriter, runner, and local diner aficionado.

Episode 422 – How Can Emotional Intelligence Make LinkedIn More Powerful?

LinkedIn is the business to business social network. But many people spend very little time on the platform. Why? It’s often one of two reasons… Either they don’t know how to effectively use it, or they fear the dreaded “Connect & Pitch” that some many people employ looking for business. Relationships take time. Relationships take work. So why are people teaching the “Easy Button” approach to using Linkedin?

Episode 419 – Creating Better Business Relationships Using Nimble with Shannon Eckroth

Back in the day when MySpace was all the rage, my friends obsessed over profile pictures and sharing memes while I geeked out for hours learning how to code new backgrounds and analyzing what actions got the most reaction from people. 

Fast forward a few years later and I’m sitting at the startup, LinkedIn in Sunnyvale, CA helping them recruit their first accounting department. All the while getting the best digital education a girl could ask for.

And since then? 

I’ve taught over 200 workshops and tried just about every digital strategy out there to sell socially and experimented with every marketing software, app and playbook I could find. If you need to do it, I’ve probably done it, failed at it and figured out 3 to 4 other ways to accomplish it. 

I’m always here to help and most business owners have a question or two they just can’t seem to figure out. I’m that needle in a haystack that probably has an answer and if I don’t, I welcome the challenge to add another skill to my toolbox once I figure it out! 

Nimble is the simple CRM offering browser widget and mobile-based sales force automation and is a social CRM solution for small and midsize businesses. The solution automatically populates customer profiles and interaction histories from contact lists, email conversations and social media activity across a range of popular platforms including LinkedIn.

As Nimble’s Channel Partner Advisor, it is my responsibility to work with Cloud Service Providers and Microsoft Partners to get the best out of the software for their own business and help them market the product to their own prospects and clients. 

Episode 418 – Want to Make More Money? Start A Relationship!

What business are you in? I can tell you that no matter what your position or what you are selling or servicing… You are in the relationship business. All of us are!

A relationship is defined as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people who are connected or in the state of being connected. Every relationship that lasts has a value associated with it. It could be emotional, financial, or some sort of dependency. What value do you bring to the relationship? What value does the other person bring? Lopsided or one-sided relationships generally don’t last.

To build a relationship, I’d like to talk about five steps or phases that you need to consider…

Networking
Connection
Research
Maintenance
Deep and Personal
In this episode, I will explore they five steps and how you can use the power of relationships to grow your business and make more money!

Episode 385 – LinkedIn Secrets with Estie Rand

Estie Rand is not your average business coach. This mom of five guides business owners ranging from multi-millionaires to freelancers on how to earn more money with less headache. The founder and owner of Strand Consulting, an LA based boutique consultancy, this marketing maven has hacked the code to closing 5-figure deals using social media. Estie gives her clients – and everyone else listening – a piercing clarity on where they can put their best efforts in everything from marketing to staff management. She is also the host of the Business Breakthrough Podcast, where she humanizes business and helps businessify humans.

Episode 383 – Growth Hacking Your Way To Faster Profits with Vin Clancy

Infamous growth hacker Vin Clancy’s went from being on social welfare in the UK to launching 2 online magazines that got over 20 million page views in their first two years with zero spend.

He’s since then won best speaker at SXSW V2V for his growth hacking talk, finished a 100-date world tour, made six figures on his debut growth hacking book, created one of the biggest marketing communities on Facebook, and moved to L.A., where he teaches companies how to rapidly grow their businesses.

Episode 375 – Working in The Gig Economy with Ryan McShane

Ryan McShane, has been serving the Human Resources Profession for over 20 years and currently operates a consulting firm specializing in Human Resources, Leadership Development and Career Transitions Consulting called HR Evolution.

Episode 374 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 5 – Social Proof

Social Media (in my humble opinion) is three things in this order… A Relationship Building Tool 1st, A Content Delivery Platform 2nd, A Sales Platform 3rd. If all you do is sell, then people will tune you out as noise. You have to create engagement and interaction. Engagement earns you the opportunity to post promotional content in the form of informational blogs or podcasts.

In this episode, we will discuss the parts of social media:

Images
Headlines
Calls To Action
Hashtags
And the main business social platforms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

Episode 367 – Expanding Your Social Reach On LinkedIn with Nimble and CEO Jon Ferrara

Jon Ferrara is a CRM and Relationship Management entrepreneur and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. He has re-imagined CRM by building a Simply Smarter Social Sales and Marketing platform, his most recent venture Nimble.com. It is the first CRM that works for you by building and updating contact data for you, then works with you, everywhere you work. Ferrara is best known as the co-founder of GoldMine Software Corp, one of the early pioneers in the Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software categories for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).

Episode 352 – Social Media Emotions… Is It The Cocaine of Content?

Facebook has woken up a sleeping giant… 200 million strong. We are part of a community of angry people, but should we be angry at ourselves? Unless you are buying ads, you’re not the customer, but YOU ARE the PRODUCT being sold.  This is not new or unique to Social Media. Financial companies like Experian…