Episode 501 – The Emergence Of Tribalism In Social Media with Brian Kinghorn

Brian E. Kinghorn, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundations at Marshall University. He earned his doctorate in educational psychology and educational technology at Michigan State University. Dr. Kinghorn teaches courses in Educational Psychology, Human Development, Elementary Science, and the Psychology of Social Media. His writing and research interests include learning from…

Episode 500 – Celebration

Welcome to Episode 500! This has been a journey of 250 weeks, just 10 (or 2×5) weeks short of 5 years. In Numerology “The number 5 usually indicates someone who is full of energy (but unable to channel it responsibly).” I humbly disagree with that last point. 😇 “This number brings adaptability, independence of thought…

Episode 496 – Do You Have An Attitude of Gratitude? How To Find One!

There are two kinds of people in this world – People who get up in the morning and say, “Good Morning God”, and those who say “Good God… It’s Morning?” Are you seeing life through the lens of “If I could only?” or are you living with an “Attitude of Gratitude?” While having a coffee…

Episode 494 – Is Your Content Refuse or Recycle Friendly To The Internet?

Did you know that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of waste plastic that enters the Earth’s ocean every year? Sometimes it feels that way on the internet as well? 1,209,600 new data producing social media users each day. 682 million tweets per day! More than 4 million hours of content uploaded to Youtube every day,…

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 470 – How To Make Your Content Marketing Messages More Memorable!?

In the last episode, I interviewed Jane Atkinson about public speaking as a tool for your business. In that Interview she mention that she like to create keynote speeches that start with a story, make three memorable points, and then close with another story. I Thought that was The Perfect Content Strategy, so I wanted to explore that concept a bit further. 

I suggest you keep your posts short and to the points (3-5 to be exact). You should also use some memorable hooks that are esy to remember and repeat. Kind of like the ear worm a good song hook or chorus has!

Here are some techniques I have used and the may help you…

Episode 451 – Turning Tragedy Into Triumph By Helping Those Suffering From Addiction with Phil Brakefield

Phil Brakefield is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, promotional products expert, apparel guru, musician, ex professional athlete and obsessive marketing student and teacher. Helping small business owners…especially brick and mortar…get new customers and/or retain existing ones, is his passion. A diverse background…from playing professional soccer to appearing in a movie to traveling on tour with Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, John Denver, The Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin and dozens of others to writing a weekly marketing column for a major newspaper gave Phil a wide and diverse base he frequently brings into play to help his customers. In addition, Phil is an avid amateur photographer, music lover and also serves on the board of the Chicagoland Dog Rescue.

Episode 449 – Convincing Your Audience That Water Is Wet? Why Writing Matters In Marketing with Tomo Albanese

Priding himself on transparency, honesty, and consistency, Tomo is a content and copy veteran, with over a decade’s worth of experience. Tomo has worked with names such as Shawn Casey, Tom Bell, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Ryan Moran, and Perry Belcher, selling over $16.5 million dollars worth of information products. He currently runs his unique content company, WordsRWeapons, which works with Fortune 500 companies and even some smaller businesses to generate quality content at affordable rates.

Focusing on creating a positive environment for talented writers, Tomo manages to maintain an elite team that can write on any topic. This allows WordsRWeapons to act as a virtual writing department that grows and shrinks according to your business’s needs.

Having earned a reputation for transparency and integrity, I have enjoyed working with professionals like Shawn Casey, Tom Bell, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Ryan Moran, and Perry Belcher, I have sold more than $16.5 Million in products and services. I have found there is no substitute for living with intention. While homeless, I learned that being happy happens only by helping others. We all have more in common than not.

Episode 410 – Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

Marketing is the process of composing brand messages, delivering those messages, and measuring those results. A strategy is a bit more complex. It has multiple angles and can have multiple goals depending on what you want to achieve.

Most strategies are built around generating sales (which is good), but often people try to bypass the process taking the time to tell your story or convince people to stay in the loop until they are READY to make a purchase from you.

Episode 402 – How-To Simplify Your Marketing – What Would Mr. Rogers Do?

My wife and I watched a documentary this weekend called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. It chronicled the life of Fred Rogers, the pastor, actor, and puppeteer from “Mr. Rogers Neighborthood” (a PBS children’s TV show). He had a special way of connecting with children That has been legendary for years.

It made me think…”What if we applied some of his methods of communicating with children in your marketing?” A lot of marketing is based on fear and self-doubt. What would happen if we could apply some of his tactics? He made children feel…

Heard
Accepted
Loved
Safe
Worthy
In this episode, we will explore applying those to our marketing efforts. It may not work with every product or service, or even yours, but why not try to insert some positivity in the world?