Social Media Examiner EP58: Selling with Social Media- A New Direction for Business

After a week of gleaning from several podcast episodes, this was the best episode based on its takeaways.

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Social Media Examiner EP58:
Selling with Social Media- A New Direction for Business

5 In this episode of Social Media Examiner Podcast, host Michael Stelzner interviewed Tom Martin. Tom Martin

Tom is the author of the Invisible Sale and the owner of the agency, Converse Digital.  Tom discussed how businesses and entrepreneurs can use social media for their sales and increase more potential customers. They also talked about what businesses need to re-think about with the current sales process in this social age.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Social media tools that help develop, encourage, and maintain long term client-business relationships
  • How to be on top of mind with prospects that are not ready to buyselling with social media
  • How to sell with social media
  • How the online world changed the way businesses sell
  • Strategies in sales that businesses have to re-think about
  • Selling educational contents
    educational contents
  • Importance of using videos in your presentations
  • Social agents people who don’t buy things from you but tell everyone about you
  • How to draw social agents to you social agent
  • The process of selling without using the traditional advertising
  • The Painless Prospective Sales
  • The concept of propensity in sales
  • Where to go to present your contentsprospects
  • Looking for your prospects online and offline 
  • Tom’s tips for people who want to stay focused with their blogs
    Make sure your using key words optimization search, or else, you won’t get found!”
    keyword search
  • Why write for others’ businesses with bigger platforms
  • Tom talked about the meaning of Invisible on the title of his book the invisible sale
  • The common mistakes people make in producing content

 

 

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

The way to win today is to get out there and really make sure your content is appearing to all the places your prospects are looking.

Additional Tips:

  • Pay attention to your industry.
  • Take note of the links your prospects share.
  • Be a great messenger of quality content.
  • Create a content that can be re-purposed.
  • Remember: Buyers know how to buy!

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Starve the Doubts Interview with Stephanie Palmer

starve banner In this episode of Starve the Doubts, host Jared Easley interviewed Stephanie Palmer. Stephanie is the founder of GoodInARoom.com – a consulting company and blog, and the author of Good in a Room.

Stephanie is also a consultant entrepreneur whose mission is to help business owners and writing professionals grow their business. Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie worked at Jerry Bruckheimer Films and was a former executive in MGM Pictures.  A few of the films Stephanie worked on were Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Legally Blonde, Titanic, Be Cool and The Brothers Grimm. Stephanie was regarded as one of the Top 30 executives under thirty-five according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Stephanie in building her own company.
  • Stephanie’s transition from her former career to entrepreneurship
  • How Stephanie was able to enter Hollywood – a very difficult industry to penetratetitanic
  • Stephanie’s takeaway when she was an intern in the production of Titanic

 

  • Bringing the skills you acquired from previous jobs to future projects skills
  • The challenges Stephanie faced from her internship to becoming the executive director at MGM Pictures and how she grew from it. mgm
  • Dealing with writer’s block
  • One thing that Stephanie misses in HollywoodHollyWood

“I love the phase where everyone is working really hard to succeed and accomplish things.” 

 

  • The common mistakes in pitching
    -          Talking too much
    -          Talking too quickly
    -          Talking business too soon
    “So often when people get a pitch meeting or an opportunity to pitch, they just jump right on it with their material.”
  • The importance of building rapport in starting a business conversation
  • Responding to a question were you don’t know how to answer
  • The 15 seconds rule in clearing your mind
  • Stephanie talked about her inspiration in writing the book Good in a Room and who should read it  Good In A room book
  • Stephanie’s encouragement for people who want to write their own book
  • How to become a professional writer in Hollywood writing2
  • Specialization in a particular writing genre
  • Getting a manager or a producer who works with the same material as yours
  • How to connect with powerful and influential people
  • The power of the hand written note
    - Write a hand written note before meeting with the event speaker or guest  handwritten-thank-you-note-300x199
  • Persistence in finding answers
  • How to handle and move on from rejections
  • The people that Stephanie finds interesting

 


 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“If you think that there are people who will benefit from what you want to share, writing a book is a gift you can give to other people.”

Additional Tips:

  • “Less is more! The more you say, the less they hear.”

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Tropical MBA 230: Entrepreneurial Mindset Fundamentals

tropicalMBA  Episode 230 is a replay episode of Tropical MBA Podcast hosted by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen.

The episode moved as Dan and Ian talked about 9 Tough Truths In Business that entrepreneurs may need to re-think and internalize in order to reach success.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:boracay

  • Dan’s first trip to Boracay Philippines
  • When Tropical MBA Podcast was only starting

 

9 Tough Truths in Business Mindsets

1. You’ll be poor for a thousand days.
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2. People would try to tear you down.

3. Be mentally obsessed with your business.
-          You have to be obsessed pushing your ideas.
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4. Losers compare and lament; Winners rip and iterate!
-          How do you compare yourself to other people? Is it constructive for you?

5. The first dip is the hardest dip.digging sign
-          Develop something discrete and “shippable.”

 

6. Your friends and family will resent you.
-          There’s a time when people don’t want to hear much about your product.
-          Nobody cares until it becomes important for them. angry family

7. Big wins build from smaller victories.

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8. There is nothing that you need to do for your business.
–   Your business must be the extension of your desires.
–   You need to be true to yourself and what you really want to do.

9.  Nobody cares if you succeed or lose.
–    You are the only person that can make your business happen.

 


MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“At the end of the day, you are 100 percent responsible for your success and failures.”

 

Additional Tips:

  • Get in the line!
  • Have a focused clear vision of your goal.

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Starve the Doubts Interview with Jerod Morris

starve banner In this episode of Starve the Doubts, host Jared Easley, together with co-host Laura Elgueta from LatinizaDigital.com, interviewed Jerod Morris.

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Jerod is the content director of Copy Blogger Media. He is also the host and co-founder of Assembly Call. Jerod is a writer, editor, and one of the most creative podcasters whom Jared considers to have come across with.

Check out Jerod’s work at CopyBlogger.com and listen to Jerod’s LEDE Podcast.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Posting arresting images on your site
    Have a variety of sources.
  • Deciding on what contents to write and publish
    Will it be useful for the audience?
  • The revival of podcasting radio showspodcast mike and headphones
  • How to make your contents viral
    – Have a hook that will catch people’s attention in a second.
  • Jerod’s source of inspiration in writing his contents
  • The importance of practicecontent writing
  • Jerod’s system in writing – Set aside time and do it! 
  • Managing your time day to day – Find time and focus.
  • Tips in choosing your Word Press theme
  • How Jerod uses Google Hangouts for his podcast Google hangouts logo
  • What to consider in making your contents adoptable to other podcasts
    1. Maximize the medium.
    2. Think outside the box.
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  • Best topics for Ever Green content
  • Jerod’s advice for people who want to become better writers 
    “To be better, you just have to always to do it.”
  • How to grow your blog audience Blogger with Bullhorn and Audience
    -   Have an Editorial Calendar.
    -   Develop within your audience a level of trust.
  • How to get better in writing when you don’t love doing it
    “Understand your goal, why are you writing?”
  • Who or what interests Jerod Morris?

 


MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

Know your WHYIf you know it, everything may still not be easy but it will definitely be a a lot simpler.”

 

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The Foolish Adventure Show EP168 –Outsourcing a Virtual Team Empire with Rob Rawson

Foolsih Adventure Show Banner In this episode of The Foolish Adventure Show, host Tim Conley interviewed Rob Rawson. Rob Rawson

Rob is the creator of Time Doctor and Staff.com. Rob is a man who knows the power of time, income, and mobility, and is able to live a successful entrepreneurial lifestyle around them.

The episode moved as Rob talked about how he built his companies and how it works for distributing quality virtual assistance all around the globe.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Staff.com works around the world staff
  • Finding reliable and long term people to work for you
  • About Elance.com
  • How to find the right person for your job/project
  • Conducting tests that will specifically demonstrate the skills you’re looking for
  • The circumstances employers experience with virtual assistance virtual assitant
  • How to keep virtual assistants for long-term employment
  • Knowing the places around the globe that has the skills set you need
  • The branding of Staff.com domain
  • The process of building a company name
  • The most important thing in creating a domain nameIt’s easily remembered!
  • How Rob found and bought Staff.com’s domain 
  • Working with your team in building your companyvirtual-team-pic
  • More about affiliate marketing
  • How to bring traffic to your website
    1. Create Info-graphics.
    2. Focus on content marketing.
    3. Reach out to reporters.
    4. Answer questions in forums.
  • Rob’s staff
  • Physical office versus a virtual office
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  • Staffing and time zones
  • Weekly or Daily meetings?

 


 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“Have a clear vision of your business. Set your drive and say it over and over again…You just have to keep doing it until you succeed!”

Additional Tips:

  • Be there and be available.
  • “Whenever you’re selling anything to anyone, if you know that they’ll get significantly more value from it, then they will pay more for it.”

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Internet Business Mastery EP202: Internet Alchemy the Secret to Making Money Online

After a week of gleaning from several podcast episodes, this was the best episode based on its takeaways.

The primary goal of PodcastTakeAways.com is to help listeners choose podcasts by providing information before they even listen to an episode. This will help them assess which one will provide them with maximized learning and enjoyment.

The Podcast Episode of the Week winner is:

Internet Business Mastery EP202
                         Internet Alchemy, the Secret to Making Money Onlineinternet business mastery

In this episode of Internet Business Mastery Podcast, hosts Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden talked about how someone who’s just starting in entrepreneurship can choose the niche that best suites their lifestyle – a niche that’s not only profitable but provides freedom, fulfillment, and future motivations for every entrepreneur.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Choosing the niche that best suits you
  • 3 Troubling Traps that keep entrepreneurs from choosing the right business niche and building a successful business trap with chains
    1. De-Motivational trap
    2. Flash in the Pan trap
    3. Failure to Launch trap
  • Money as an insufficient motivator
  • Work hard, earn less routine
  •  How entrepreneurs can avoid the traps that keep them from their niche
  • The first step in changing or improving how people operateIdentify critical behaviors that lead to the desired result.
  • The Key Critical Behaviors successful entrepreneurs use to avoid the troubling traps
  • The Freedom Business Blueprintfinancial freedom
  • How to create a business that makes money
  • Jeremy and Jason define Financial Freedom 
  • Jeremy and Jason’s course on making money online
  • interet alchemy experiment bottleThe meaning of Alchemytransforming something common into something special  
  • How to become a business alchemist
  • A few stories from Internet Alchemy students on making money online
  • The meaning of Business an organization that takes common things (knowledge and skills), creates value, and sells that value for money.
  •  Create Value! “People will always pay for things they value most.”
  • Two kinds of value sad
    1. Solution to an urgent pain
    2. Dissatisfaction of an unfulfilled desire
  • Stories of people fulfilling their unfulfilled desires
  • Learning to identify the pains around you
  • IBM Quick Tip for the episode: Check out Elance.com
  • Demonstrating your productShow how it’s done!
    “A demonstration of your product is an awesome way to sell your product.”

 

MY BIGGEST TAKE AWAY!

“When you learn how to create value that people will readily pay for, you’re truly financially free. Then, you can produce income at a moment’s notice and build a business that lasts.”

Additional Tips:

  • Turn your failure and experiences to money.
  • ”You can get all the value in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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Starve the Doubts Interview with Ronei Harden

starve banner  In this episode, host of Starve the Doubts Jared Easley, together with co-host April Best from CarelessInTheCareOfGod.com, interviewed the very inspiring Ronei Harden.

Ronei is a dreamer, builder, educator, book lover, coffee drinker, and writer. Ronei’s website is RoneiHarden.comronei harden

The episode moved as Ronei shared the greatest life challenges she had to face in life that led her to a realization that we don’t have full control in life. Nonetheless, we should rise up, move on, let go of our doubts and fears, and live an awesome life! Let’s all be inspired by Ronei in this episode.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The best and worst thing in having a unique name
  • The Power of Writing – It changes a person’s mind, reach a person’s soul and change the world! writing
  • Ronei talked about her day job as a high school-home school teacher
  • Ronei talked about her life changing blog post
  • Ronei shared the story of their battle with his husband’s cancer.
  • People call Ronei as a strong woman, but how does she call herself?
  • The challenges in Ronei that motivates her to be an encouragement to people
  • The moment when Ronei was ready to surrender everything to God worship1
  • Ronei’s encouragement for people who feel they’re in the midst of an impossible situation
    “We can’t allow in our circumstances… We have to rise up in faith.”
  • Rising up from the worst situations of life
  • Ronei’s biggest changes and realizations
    “I have realized that I didn’t have much control in life as much as I thought I did.”

    “I realized that my job should be alongside of people instead of dragging and pushing them.”

    “I have learned how much I’m actually afraid of things I never thought I would be afraid of. And how brave I can be to face the things I never thought I would have to face.”  
  • How their family’s biggest challenge showed Ronei a lot about herself
  • Learning to let go of control and responsibilities that’s not meant for you to carry
  • The role April played during Ronei’s adversities
  • Encountering unknown people to help you in your hardest days
  • The importance of having a community finger friends
  • 3 things people need to know as caretakers of crisis
    1. Have a solid league of counselors.
    2. Research and be knowledgeable of your loved one’s conditions and the procedures needed.
    3. Spend as much quality time with them.
  • What provided Ronei comfort and healing during the time of grief
  • The people that Ronei finds interesting

 


MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“Whatever happens in this life, you were created to be awesome!”

 

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