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 429 – What Business Trends to watch in 2019 with Mark S.A. Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives.

Mark’s authored many books including include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom, Guerrilla Negotiating, Guerrilla TeleSelling, & Guerrilla Trade Show Selling. Forthcoming: Selling Disruption & Executive Strategy Skills.

Mark is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, business owner, executive coach, author, professional speaker, video producer, podcaster, blogger, musician, and father of five Millennial children who do not live at home.

Episode 428 – What Will Be The Most Impactful New Marketing Trends For 2019?

As the year draws to a close, I reflect back about all I have learned. I had so man great interviews with CEOs, CMO’s and an whole bunch of other Os who helped me (and hopefully you) learn about what was trending during the last year!

There are some things that I have seen recently, that I think will definitely influence how we need to communicate with new and old customers in the coming year. Some are pretty straight forward while others are a bit more controversial…

What’s Old Is New
Social Media Under Fire
More Targeted Relationship Marketing
The Death Of The Talking Head
Change Is Inevitable
In this episode, I will lay out my ideas about what you need to thing about and pay attention to in the coming year! Thanks for being a new or avid listener, and please share this podcast with your friends and associates. I would love to get your subscribes, and reviews and other podcast listening platforms. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Episode 416 – 5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Websites?

Is your business messaging ready for 2019? Has your business changed over the last year? Do they reflect current business trends? There is no time like now to start verbalizing what you want to promote in the upcoming year. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years has a tendency to be slower than spring or fall. It’s…

Episode 400 – Lessons Learned in 4 Years and 400 Episodes?

On November 2nd, 2014, this podcast was launched. It was originally called “My Marketing Magnet” because I thought people would not get the BACOn reference about me and my book “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon! Relationship Marketing in A Social Media World!”. Boy, was I wrong?

Three months later, I changed it to “The Bacon Podcast” and it started to take off. I had to go through all the past episodes and re-edit them with new intros and outros, text, art and more! Now it receives thousands of downloads a month and was voted one of the top small business podcasts by Inc. Magazine!

Episode 395 – How To Make More Money? Change Your Money Mindset! with Marla Tabaka

Marla Tabaka is an internationally known small business strategist, national radio show host, and leading Inc.com author. Her integrative approach to coaching combines mindset management and strategic planning, resulting in multi-million dollar businesses for many of her small business clients.

After a career of 22-years as an Emmy Award-winning producer at NBC Television,  Tabaka worked as a creative consultant for large and mid-sized corporations, established and sold a retail business, and then founded her business coaching practice in 2003. Early in her coaching career she achieved the status of leading coach with the American Express sponsored “Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence” program where she led dozens of female business owners to successful 7 and 8 figure business results.

In 2015 she co-founded EmpruV Business Value Builders with ABC’s Shark Tank’s original Shark and founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington. The two co-host the nationally broadcasted Big Pitch Radio Show and Tabaka holds an Advisory Board position at the award-winning DRTV consultancy, Shark Finds with Kevin Harrington.

In addition to her articles at Inc.com, you’ll find Tabaka’s work featured in major business publications such as American Express Open, Fox Business News, TIME Business, NAWBO SmartBrief, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and The Business Intelligence Report. 

Episode 388 – How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

Have you ever had a client or project that just did not go as planned? Business is filled with learning lessons and If it was easy, that client may not have chosen you! You possess a level of expertise, knowledge and an ability to solve client problems. Sometimes what starts out as an outstanding and amicable relationship can take a turn for the worse and head south!

Sometimes it can be your fault, while other times it is the clients, but it’s usually not that cut and dry. Often it’s a combination of all of the above. So what can you do to get the project back on track?

Episode 387 – How to eSCAPE from Employee to Entrepreneur with Anik Singal

Anik Singal is the Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. Having trained over 300,000 Entrepreneurs all over the World – Anik Singal is recognized as one of the World’s Top Entrepreneurship coaches. Anik Singal is on a mission to empower more than 1,000,000 Entrepreneurs through his new #LurnNation platform at www.Lurn.com.

BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.

His digital publishing businesses generate over $20 Million/year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $100 Million in online publishing sales (between his own products and his clients’ businesses).

Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good

Episode 386 – How To Become A True Entrepreneur And Owning It?

What is the difference between an Entrepreneur and a Wantrepreneur? Entrepreneurs own it!

What is “it”? It’s the difference between making a legacy and making a living.

People who work in corporations and in network marketing can have the entrepreneurial spirit, but they lack true ownership of their destiny and the business that you are building. Yes, stock options and downstreams have their value, but you don’t own it… it’s a rental game that you can’t totally control.

Entrepreneurs have multiple traits:

Inventive
Create Business Opportunities
Measure Success In Growth
Self Motivated
Humble
Leadership
In this episode, we will explore what separates an Entrepreneur and a Wantrepreneur. Now I understand that owning it is not for everybody, but if that sounds like you, then you want to listen to this episode!

Episode 378 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Wrapping It Up

When it comes to marketing, there is no one-size-fits-all, Easy Button strategy that will help you get rich quick. It takes a plan and a process.

In outlining the six main principles in previous podcasts, I laid out the steps that have worked for dozens of my coaching clients. The difference between activity and success is having a well thought out and executed system,

It Takes A Plan – Lay Out The Steps and Follow Them
It Takes Time – 3 Months
It Takes Commitment – Content is King, Consistency is Queen!
It Takes Flexibility – Watch The Signs
It Takes Help – Work To Your Strengths – Hire To Your Weaknesses
In this episode, I will wrap-up this series on The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business. We will explore what the above 5 final steps mean and how they are critical to your success.

One final thought: “Invest In Yourself… to the point that it makes someone else want to invest in you!”