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Snowed-in, Playoff Time, & New Year Adventures: Business Lessons From Life with Megan Powers

Snowed-in, Playoff Time, & New Year Adventures: Business Lessons From Life with Megan Powers

January 16, 2022

Seeing lessons from everyday life requires some reflection. Do you take time to sit and think about the lessons or stories you can pull from what seems like "every day"?

After a very interesting few weeks the lessons for this episode were not difficult to pull out!

  • Being snowed-in taught me one...
  • The never-give-up mentality of my QB / team taught me another...
  • And, finally, after quite a few "new" adventures being kicked off in '22 - there was another...

This is another solo show with host Megan - just about 12-minutes again! Let us know what you think and lessons you might have learned by tweeting at us or via DM on the @MakeAMarketer Twitter or @MeganPowers Twitter accounts.

Megan's Blog - she's a writer too (blog post on this ep to come)!

Book reco (read while being snowed-in!): Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

 

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Develop Influence Through  Shareable Content with Dan Gingiss

Develop Influence Through Shareable Content with Dan Gingiss

December 22, 2021

How can (and should) companies create memorable experiences that people want to SHARE? You'll learn it's not terribly difficult. And, when done consistently, it can yield some pretty awesome results!

Our guest on this episode is a friend of the show who was a guest back in Season 3 (episode 44!) -- we discussed how customer experience really is marketing. This is Dan's wheelhouse and he shares so many amazing examples with us about how word-of-mouth marketing really is the best kind.  

“A great customer experience strategy is the best way to get people talking about a brand.”

Our guest...

His book reco: Big Little Breakthroughs by Josh Linkner

 

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How to Engage Positively with Press/Media  with Elisa Camahort Page

How to Engage Positively with Press/Media with Elisa Camahort Page

December 13, 2021

How we work with the press / media has evolved so much over the years, like everything in the digital age. Our guest on this episode shares how to stay on track and not blow a media opportunity. Elisa has had such a diverse career, and uses her knack for storytelling as she shares so many great knowledge bombs with us!

Interestingly, the advice she gives for engaging with press has much in common with the advice she gives for having productive conversations with people with whom we may disagree. 

You'll be able to put this knowledge to work right away - whether you work with the press / media or not!

Our guest...

  • Elisa Camahort Page 

    Elisa was the Founding COO of BlogHer, Inc. She and her co-founders took BlogHer from grassroots movement to national women’s media brand. After bootstrapping for two years, they raised four rounds of VC funding and achieved exit by acquisition.

    Through BlogHer’s community practices and her own, Elisa built community, grew a business, and championed inclusivity in words and action at the intersection of content, community, and commerce. 

    Elisa’s past speaking engagements include TEDx, SXSW, and the headquarters of Coca-Cola, Google, LinkedIn, and Logitech. 

    Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Mashable, San Jose Mercury News, and FoxNews.com.

    Elisa's course - genConnectU
    Her book - Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

Her book recos: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Empathy Edge by Maria Ross
Radical Empathy by Dr. Terry Givens

If you'd like to watch the video to see us do this live - here.

 

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Find Personal Harmony in LIFE to Better Your Business with Candice Denise

Find Personal Harmony in LIFE to Better Your Business with Candice Denise

November 26, 2021

We can have seasons in our careers and in our businesses. Our guest on this inspiring episode shares that just because we might be entrepreneurs with a certain type of business doesn't mean we have to keep doing that thing. We can have a new "season" of our business and ourselves.

And if we are serving ourselves first - checking in and taking care of ourselves first - we can then be there for our clients, our businesses, our people in a more impactful way.

SO much inspiration on this one!

"What the mind believes, the body receives."

Our guest...

  • Candice Denise 

    Candice is a Creative Director & Wellness Curator. With over ten years in the event planning industry, she is known for creating and curating memorable social experiences for clients. She took the logistics skills, project management, and creativity she gained from the event industry, evolved and created CD Creative Loft, working with high achieving, ambitious women to help them nurture their well-being + achieve & maintain a lifestyle of wellness. 

    Being a wellness advocate, she is sharing her journey - to inspire others through personal reflections and life lessons. She recognizes the importance of taking care of one’s well-being (mind, body and soul). She’s fueled by a passion to connect with, fuel and embrace one’s true self. Currently based in Maryland she’s a proud alumna of Johnson C. Smith University and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Around the 39-minute mark Candice talks about her love of sunsets - host Megan then changed her Zoom background to a sunset -- this is what she thanks her for! :) (BTS info)

Her book reco: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

The GLOW She-eo Community

 

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Improve Marketing by Understanding the Primal Brain with Tim Ash

Improve Marketing by Understanding the Primal Brain with Tim Ash

November 16, 2021

The brain is complicated, but our guest on this episode does a great job of breaking it down for us!

Understanding how and why we think can really help us as we work in marketing / business - and in LIFE. Creating disruption or including an element of surprise is one way to make our marketing more memorable. We talk about this, the power of sleep, dreams, and more on this brief and value-packed episode.

Tim was recommended to us, and he delivered -- getting our brains really working on this one!

His book: Unleash Your Primal Brain: Demystifying how we think and why we act. And you can get a chapter of his book by email to see what you think - HERE!

Our guest...

  • Tim Ash 

    Tim Ash is an acknowledged authority on evolutionary psychology and digital marketing. He is a sought-after international keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Unleash Your Primal Brain and Landing Page Optimization.

    Tim has been mentioned by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as an Online Marketing Influencer To Watch.

    For nineteen years he was the co-founder and CEO of SiteTuners – a digital optimization agency. Tim helped to create over 1.2 billion dollars in value for companies like Google, Expedia, eHarmony, Facebook, American Express, Canon, Nestle, Symantec, Intuit, Humana, Siemens, and Cisco.

His book reco: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
(2nd time it's been recommended!)

If you'd like to watch the video - we recorded this one LIVE.

 

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The Power of Twitter Spaces with Sam Kelly

The Power of Twitter Spaces with Sam Kelly

October 31, 2021

Social audio continues to grow in popularity and our guest on this show is an expert in Twitter, so we wanted to talk with her about how we can all experience Twitter Spaces to our advantage (spoiler alert: both personally and professionally)!

She joins us all the way from Ireland, imparting not just lessons about Twitter tactics, but also about business lessons more broadly, including examples of how she has grown as an entrepreneur. 

She is known as the "Tweeting Goddess," and you will absolutely understand WHY!

The viral tweet she told us about is HERE.

Our guest...

Her book reco: Little Book of Twitter Magic by Samantha Kelly

Bonus: The Daily Reflections  

 

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Allana Da Graca

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Allana Da Graca

October 17, 2021

We all have those moments, whether we are in the C-Suite or just out of college! Questioning ourselves is natural, and we can be intentional in how we deal with these "imposter" thoughts. Recognizing that's what is happening is the first step... then what?

Our guest Dr. Allana Da Graca helps us get out of our heads on this one!

Her first book is quite inspiring - Tomorrow Can't Wait: An Inspirational Book Offering Persistence for a Lifetime.

Harvard Business Review article mentioned on the show.

Our guest...

  • Dr. Allana Da Graca 

    Obsessed with building authentic engagement, Dr. Allana helps people share their genius without apology. This has a major influence on their perception and ability to reach new milestones. She helps remove tech overwhelm and makes complicated processes become tangible steps that make goal attainment possible.

    Having helped more than 20 thousand individuals through her 23-year tenure as a Professor and Communication expert, she has been featured in FOX News, NBC, BNN, WERS, WMUA, Dorchester Reporter, Boston Globe, The TEDx stage, WBOC, Shoutout Atlanta, Atlanta Voyage, EPOCH Times, and the UMASS Daily Collegian. She has been awarded the Robert C. Ford Fellowship, Martin Luther King Civic Leader Award, Laureate International Appreciation, and many more. 

    Her book reco: Expert Secrets Power Your Profits by Susie Carder

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How to Ask the Right Questions with Angus Nelson

How to Ask the Right Questions with Angus Nelson

September 25, 2021

Season 5 is holding nothing back, and this episode featuring Angus Nelson is no exception. He blew our minds, motivated us, inspired us, taught us, and made us laugh.

When we enter a conversation with curiosity and an open mind, it’s disarming. It shows the other person that you value their thoughts and feelings, and it opens the door to trust. When we ask the right questions, we create an entirely different dynamic, and Angus gives us the tools to get started.

More than likely you'll listen to this episode more than once -- there's so much GOLD in this one!

Our guest...

  • Angus Nelson 

    Angus is a men’s executive coach, one of America’s top performance strategists and Founder of Evolve Men Coaching. He helps ambitious men find fulfillment for a life of meaning and purpose. His past clients include members from Fortune 50 brands to celebrity personalities while also speaking at headquarters for America's top brands such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, BMW, Disney, Whole Foods, and Adobe. Angus is married with three children and lives in Nashville, Tennessee with their 2 bougie dogs.

    GIFT from Angus: "7 Questions to Change Your Life"
    His book reco: Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson
    His Instagram is a great place to follow / connect with him!

 

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Business Lessons From Life with Host Megan Powers

Business Lessons From Life with Host Megan Powers

September 19, 2021

This our very first "no guest" episode! It's an idea host Megan has been toying with -- to add a third episode each month that's a very brief recap on recent marketing news or a "what I learned" recently sort of thing. We really look forward to your feedback if this is something you'd like more of as a supplement to the two episodes per month we normally publish.

Megan had a BIG birthday recently and through that adventure there were a few things that occurred to her that are life / business lessons. It's just about 12-minutes long, and she also did the editing herself on this one, so please forgive if it's a little less smooth than normal:).

Let us know what you think via DM on the @MakeAMarketer Twitter or @MeganPowers Twitter (she also gives her email you can get if you listen).

 

Megan's Blog - she's a writer too!

Book recos:
Cumulative Advantage - Mark Schaefer’s (past MaM guest!) new book
It’s Not Just Who You Know by Tommy Spaulding

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 89 -- and please take a minute to follow, rate, & review us on iTunes & get each ep. when it drops!

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Personal Branding Can Drive Sales (& SO Much More!) with Cass McMann

Personal Branding Can Drive Sales (& SO Much More!) with Cass McMann

September 1, 2021

Have you ever thought about how your personal brand might affect sales? We talk about so much more on this episode, but our guest's insight on how our personal brand is a reflection on everything is super interesting!

"...so when you think you work for a company, you're really working in the best interest of them. And, unfortunately, some organizations just don't put their people at the center. And so we as individuals have a responsibility to ourselves, I believe, to put ourselves at the center of what we do. And so your brand is doing that -- in every way..."

Truly, this episode gets DEEP in a way you might not expect, given the title of the show. We would LOVE to hear what you think! If you comment on our Twitter, we would love, love, love that! 

"...be brave and put your authentic self in the world... the world needs you."

Our guest...

  • Cass McMann 

    Cass McMann is the principal and founder of Know Better, Do Better Consulting - an organizational development firm relentlessly focused on building inclusive cultures while streamlining institutional processes. Cass partners with clients to create cultures that thrive in business because of their inclusivity. Know Better Do Better Consulting builds upon what clients do well while filling in the gaps of what is unknown to streamline processes, building healthy corporate culture, and creating a sense of belonging.

    Because when organizations know better, they do better.

    Her twenty years as an award-winning sales and hospitality professional has fueled her passion for people, processes, and organizational culture. Her superpower is making sense of what may feel like chaos while developing business practices that put people at the center. The future of successful businesses hinges on their organizational ability to maintain a space where their members are seen, valued, respected, and protected.

Cass' Blog - please check it out -- so much good stuff!

Her book reco: You, Inc.- The Art of Selling Yourself by Harry Beckwith and Christine Clifford

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 88 -- and please take a minute to follow, rate, & review us on iTunes & get each ep. when it drops!

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** Our show music is provided by our
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Check out his song, "Too Close"! **

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