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How to Get Eyes on your Biz When You Don't Have a Following

Listen To My Latest Podcast Episode: How to Get Eyes on your Biz When You Don't Have a Following

How to Audit & Improve Guest Speaking Results - Ep #109

How do I find opportunities to speak? How do I get noticed and chosen to be a guest on the right podcasts and events?

These are some of the questions I hear most often, entrepreneurs who understand that guest speaking on other people’s platforms is one of the best ways to quickly grow an engaged audience.

But the question is, is it really about finding MORE opportunities?

Sometimes yes, but what I find is that many business owners grossly underutilize the opportunities they already have, missing out on previous connections (and results).

Maybe you’re here because you’ve been doing the work to put yourself out there.

You’ve identified a topic or two that you’re pitching to podcast hosts. You’ve most likely already taught a workshop or webinar, you’ve pushed past the fear or speaking in front of groups (mostly) because you’ve accepted that getting visible and putting yourself out there is part of growing your online business.

You are...

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Zafira Rajan: Bringing Personality Through Your Voice (even if you're an introvert) - Ep #106

As a speaking coach, I’m good with words.

I used to feel weird saying that, like I was being braggadocious, but now I’m confident in my skills (I mean, if we can’t own the skills we’ve worked hard to master, how can we expect others to believe in us?!)

Seriously. Pass me a mic and I’ll deliver an inspirational pep that will make you laugh, tear up with emotion and teach you something that will stick with you.

BUT, give me a blank piece of paper, or empty google doc and ask me to write a paragraph of inspiration? 

I’ll take my seat on the struggle bus.

I’ve learned that it’s one thing to speak words and another to write them.

The former comes naturally for me, the later… I’ve had to develop.

I’ve also learned that it’s the opposite for many… with writing feeling more natural and controlled and speaking… total deer in headlights!

Take my client Zafira Rajan.

She’s literally a professional...

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3 Things Influential Entrepreneurs Do When Talking To Their Audience - Ep #105

Have you noticed how the mentors you follow online seem to have this magnetic pull? That podcaster in your ears has become a trusted biz bestie that you rely on each week, you find yourself saying the phrases of your fav business coach, you jump at the chance (or at least pay attention) when you see that they’re speaking at an upcoming virtual summit even if you’ve heard them speak many times.

Whether that’s Brendon Burchard, Amy Porterfield, Lewis Howes, Anthony Trucks, Rachel Rogers, Brene Brown, Gary V, or whoever is on your online mentor list, it seems that whenever they open their mouth, it’s pure gold.  Each has their own distinct personality, communication style and many different business models. So the question is - was there some kind of unicorn magic passed to them in utero? Or are there commonalities that we can use as a road map for becoming more influential?

Today I’m going to share with you 3 distinct behaviors adopted by the highly...

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Luis Báez: The New Way of Selling Online

There's a shift happening in the online business space as consumers are becoming increasingly turned off by overt selling tactics. So how can entrepreneurs adapt to the new way of selling online? This is a question that today's guest and Sales Enablement Strategist, Luis Báez will answer (plus a whole lot more).

With over 14 years in Sales & Marketing, Luis brings a breadth of knowledge and experience that spans across Digital Advertising, Software-as-a-Service, and Sustainability — with a revenue impact of over $500 Million to date. This was one of the most practical and inspiring interviews I’ve had on the show. Luis spoke from his heart, and his truth from living in poverty to being an out gay Latino sales executive and how each experience has shaped how he teaches others to show up, serve well and stand out.

Since leaving his corporate sales life, Luis has dedicated his work to empowering and enabling underrepresented entrepreneurs and online businesses...

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Keeping Promises: Our Experience with the #75HARD Challenge - Ep #103

What the heck is 75 Hard? Why did 2 moms + business owners with already busy schedules commit to making their lives intentionally harder? And what happened when we followed the program for 75 intense days?

This episode is for those feeling the need for a kick in the pants. Maybe you’ve been in a rut or are just craving a level up with your habits, health, productivity or mental resilience. I recently sat down with my friend, Frannie Wilson, co-founder of Ampersand Studios, a commercial photography studio specializing in creating photo and video content for brands. to talk about our individual experiences completing the 75 Hard challenge. 

Spoiler - Frannie was the one who inspired me to do this intense challenge when she shared her journey on Instagram..

Don’t worry, we’re not going to convince you to do the challenge yourself, unless you want to of course. Our hope is to inspire you to kick your excuses to the curb and start building trust with yourself in...

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Zach Spuckler: Using a Challenge for Your Next Launch - Ep #102

If you're feeling burned out (or super intimidated) with live webinars and are looking for a way to engage with your audience and launch your program to a group of engaged and excited buyers, listen in to my conversation with challenge pro, Zack Spuckler.

A 6-year online marketing veteran, who's generated over a million dollars from a launch-based business, he's been featured on top podcasts like EO Fire, The Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, The Mind Your Business Podcast, and The Art of Paid Traffic Podcast.

And today, Zach is sharing his insights with you.

Not only do we talk about how live challenges create quick wins and momentum to sales, we get real talking about transitioning from revenue-based goals to ones of impact.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Zack shares a 3 Step recipe to host your next challenge launch
  • Why the idea of higher price point means higher commitment is a bogus concept
  • What "value" truly means and how to keep your audience at the center for your business...
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Jill Stanton: Be Unapologetically You - Ep #100

Putting yourself out there can feel HARD. And being completely real, BOLD and opinionated? It can  be terrifying (what will people think?!). So while many say they WANT to stand out, they choose instead to blend in.

But not today’s guest.

I wanted episode 100 to be special, so I sat down with the incredible Jill Stanton of Screw the Nine to Five for a real talk convo about life, business, being a mom and making noise. 

In this episode, Jill opens up and shares her struggle of self-doubt, how she stays future focused and positive by changing her thoughts, and of course, we’ll talk about how Jill approaches speaking on a stage. 

 

Episode Highlights
  • How to switch that default mode of worrying to being willing
  • Being conscious with your disempowering beliefs (and how you’re not aware you’re playing the victim)
  • How to have better thoughts and upgrade your thinking
  • What to do when you find yourself spinning again in this destructive thought...
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How to Make Pro Videos with Your Phone with Michael Moore - Ep #94

How do people make those awesome looking videos for social media without hiring an editor or mastering editing software? 

If you've thought about creating videos for your marketing but find yourself stuck with .. listen up!

You already know that video is a FIRE strategy for connecting with your audience. And those who put a little effort into the quality of your videos (set, lighting & audio), raise the bar for how you perceive their brand. 

So where does that leave you? 

You want a brand that's inspiring, provides tangible value AND looks pretty, but without tech chops for editing, a big budget for nice equipment or understanding what "nice" actually means... 

Creating video is a task that’s remained on the “for later” list.

Enter this week's FIRE episode on The Heather Sager Show with Michael Moore.

It’s 2 video nerds in one awesome conversation about how to make video more doable for online biz owners.

Michael shares tips for...

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What's It REALLY like to Write (and Release) a Book with Tina Tower - Ep #88

Is one of your goals to write a book?  Listen closely: 

Writing a book is going to be hard no matter what, so you've got to be committed to doing it. 

Not only do you have to WRITE, you also have to figure out publishing and marketing.

If I’m being super honest, not knowing what I don’t know is what’s kept my dream of writing a book as just that-- a dream, not a goal.

So when I got a ping from business strategy coach and mentor, Tina Tower, asking if I’d be interested in chatting about the real and raw experience of book writing with my audience, I jumped at the chance to ask her ALL THE QUESTIONS. 

Tina (who’s company coincidently built my very first Kajabi website) released her first book in 2019 and has a second one coming out this mid-year. In this episode, you’ll get an inside look at Tina’s book writing journey as she shares the unglamorous process you can expect as well as tips to help you with your book writing...

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How Improving Her Speaking Helped this Realtor Better Serve with Her Clients with Paige Schulte - Ep #81

I'm joined this week by a real estate specialist, entrepreneur, podcast host and Speak Up to Level Up member, Paige Schulte. In this conversation she shares her unique perspective for how speaking has played out in both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) worlds.

We also talk around how speaking can help be an accelerant for your business not only to get exposure but more so how can we be more intentional around all of the micro opportunities that are around us every day whether it's in a service-based business or a coaching business and looking for the opportunities to practice and get more confident.

In this episode we dive into...

  • The importance of practicing and using stronger language on Instagram stories and live streams
  • What happens when you approach one-on-one meetings and sales presentations like mini speeches
  • How to leveraging Clubhouse to test the waters in speaking and position yourself as an expert
  • Managing filler words, boundaries… and so...
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