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Power Tools: My Top 10 List of Resources for Your Magnetic Brand

Do you ever fan girl over another business owner and ask... HOW THE HECK DO THEY DO THAT? And secretly, or maybe not so secretly wish — that you could get a backstage pass to what tools or tricks they use in their business to create their work?

Well, today you’re in luck because I’m sharing with you my power tools. These are the 10 techy tools that I use daily in my business… and I think they’re going to love them.

**Disclaimer: Some of the following links are affiliate links. These come at no additional charge to you, but allow me to receive a payment or an incentive if you make a purchase through one of them**

Temi

Quick & Easy Transcription

I use transcription to get the ideas out of my head through my mouth and on to paper. Temi creates the transcript so I can move forward with my content.

This advanced speech recognition software takes speech to text in five minutes with 85% accuracy. Submit your audio or video file to Temi, review your transcript with timestamps and speakers, and save and export your transcript for $0.10 per audio minute. No subscriptions, no minimums, and no additional charges make it a great choice for any project. 

Canva

Drag-and-Drop Graphic Design

My favorite use for Canva? Slide decks. If you have an upcoming presentation and you want to look like a pro - Canva’s presentation templates will make you look so professional - no designer necessary.  

Canva isn’t complicated or time-consuming. There’s no learning curve – use their free templates and images to create graphics, charts, and graphs to print or post on social media. The easy drag-and-drop tools were made with the non-designer in mind. 

Typorama

Easy Social Media Design App

My favorite part of Typorama - using it for Instagram quote graphics.

Not a designer? Not a problem! Typorama is an app for your phone that is super easy to use even if you have zero design skills. It saves you tons of work by automatically creating complex design layouts with beautiful typography, filters, overlays, and adjustment tools. You can perfectly size and crop your images, add your creative touch and they offer easy sharing options as well. Find it in your app store.

Textiful

Increase Subscribers Through Text

Textiful has become my go-to platform for all of my speaking engagements-- and I even use it on the Finding Your It Factor podcast.

Collect information from your audience at live events using text messages. With Textiful you’ll be able to capture all kinds of information, including email addresses, first names and more. Automatically sync information to your email marketing platforms - like MailChimp and ConvertKit -  so that you can quickly grow your email list. When you use my link to register, you get 200 bonus credits.

Zoom

Face to Face Calls and Webinars

I use Zoom for virtual coffee dates, group coaching calls, masterminds, webinars, podcast interviews, and recording training videos.

For meetings, video webinars, conference rooms, and more, Zoom is ranked #1 in customer reviews. The platform is engineered and optimized to work reliably, allows for 1,000 video participants and 10,000 viewers, is easy to use, buy and scale, and has the most affordable and straightforward pricing. If you do phone calls in your business, this is a great way for you to elevate that connection and develop richer, deeper connections.  

BombBomb

Video Email

I love using BombBomb during launches to surprise and connect with potential students. It’s also fun to engage with members of my programs when they aren’t expecting to hear directly from me. 

If you are looking for better results with video email, BombBomb is the program for you. Quickly and easily send video emails to stand out in your audience’s inbox. You’ll find there’s no faster way to record yourself and/or your screen and you won’t have to wait because you video uploads as you record. They know that to be successful, you need to truly connect with your prospects and clients, and basic email just won’t cut it anymore. BombBomb gets you face to face with the people that matter most. 

Marco Polo

Video Walkie Talkie

This surprises most people as one of my FAVORITE tools. I use this with my husband and kids when I travel so I can see them before bedtime and have group conversations with my sisters and girlfriends to stay in touch. But the biggest surprises is how I use it in business.

This is how I often connect with clients for Q&A so they can get comfortable speaking on camera and become more aware of their body language and less intimidated by recordings. I highly recommend this app to EVERYONE.

Life is busy. Marco Polo works when you have a moment to talk, even if your schedules don’t match. Unlike other video apps, you don’t need to be live. It’s like a video walkie talkie. You can include people when they don’t live in the same place or in the same timezone and each person can talk and watch when it works for them.  

Monday.com

Project Management Tool

On our team, we use Monday.com to keep track of our content calendar, podcast schedule, and workflow between team members. It gets us out of email and streamlines progress immensely.

A new way to manage your work. Monday.com allows you to plan, organize and track your task and project progress in one visual and collaborative space. Getting your team on board is as simple as sending an email. You’ll be able to manage any workflow or process and be ready to address any challenge from the simple to the not-so-simple with total ease. 

GSuite

Email, Document Storage, Calendar and more

Confession. I used to be an extremely loyal Microsoft user. I was an Outlook and Word fanatic. But after months of saving documents to folders and collaborating with clients on scripts and outlines, I knew there had to be a better way. Enter GSuite. 

When you sign up for GSuite you get Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more to help you grow your business. You can connect with clients, team members or collaborators wherever they are, store files and find what you need instantly, manage users, devices and so much more. You can use your own domain for email -- like [email protected] and create emails for your team. I use GSuite daily for collaboration. I store all my copy on Drive in Google Docs and love the integration of BombBomb in Gmail. 

BuzzSprout

Podcast Hosting

BuzzSprout makes it so easy to load the Finding Your It Factor Podcast, create little video snippets to share on social and pushes it to all the platforms my listeners use with one quick easy setup. I HIGHLY recommend this tool for new podcasters.

With podcast hosting and a whole lot more, Buzzsprout has helped of 100,00 people start their own podcast. It’s the easiest way to host, promote, and track your podcast. Upload your audio file and Buzzsprout will take care of the rest. You’ll be able to publish your episodes immediately or schedule a day and time for your episode to be available to your listeners. When you use my referral link you’ll receive a $20 Amazon gift card as a bonus for signing up!

Have you tried any of these tools? How do they work for you? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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