Wed, 12 July 2017
SW 285 - The No BS Guide to Powerful Presentations: the Ultimate No Holds Barred Plan to Sell Anything with Dustin Mathews
Dustin Mathews, founder and CEO of Speaking Empire, joins Jason Hartman to discuss whether long copy is still appropriate in today's society, how to make a presentation that will engage your audience and help you sell your products, the power of step-by-step processes, and many more tips to help you become more successful than ever.
Dustin's primary mission with his company is to teach people to communicate powerfully, unlocking their full potential, and guide their business into the next level. His latest book is NO B.S. Guide To Powerful Presentations: How To Sell ANYTHING With Webinars & Online Media, Speeches & Seminars.
[1:45] Is long form sales a dying art?
[3:51] One of the most common mistakes speakers make and the "irrestible offer"
[8:06] The 4 secrets of mass persuasion
[10:56] The 7 minute rule
[14:27] How to make a successful webinar
[17:42] The power of having a partner involved in your webinar
Fri, 7 July 2017
SW 284 - FBF - Best Practices for Online Publishers & Marketers with Kim Mateus of the Mequoda Group
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 25 from September 2010.
Jason Hartman talks with Kim Mateus, Senior Partner of Mequoda Group, LLC who leads the Mequoda Research Team responsible for content development for events, seminars, workshops and in-house training programs. She works with new and existing consulting clients to help assess their current internet marketing programs and design educational and consulting services to increase their online revenues and profits. Kim oversees the email newsletter providing publishers with free tips and case studies to help them succeed online.
She also oversees the online video training library covering SEO, website architecture, email marketing, key metrics and more. Kim also manages content development, production and marketing for all Mequoda white papers, webinars and live events. She is an active member of the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA).
She co-hosts the twice-a-year two-day summit which explores current best practices for media strategy and internet marketing strategy. Kim is a frequent speaker for the Specialized Information Publishers Association and was the Email Marketing Track Chair for SIPA’s 31st Annual International Newsletter & Specialized Information Conference in Washington, DC.
Wed, 5 July 2017
We've been hearing for years that print media is dead, but it's still around and some venues are even doing quite well. But with pay walls abound and different publications having different takes that you want to read it can get real expensive real fast to read all your favorite news.
Jason Hartman talks with Alex Gruntsev, Chief Innovation Officer at PressReader, about how their service allows customers to subscribe to a huge variety of publications for a low monthly fee. They discuss how businesses can use hot spots to add value to their customers, how publishers can get in on the action, and why people would want the app.
[1:54] What is PressReader?
[6:13] How PressReader pays the publishers
[11:18] What Alex sees as the future of PressReader
[14:44] Whether things like PressReader will also cause a revolution in advertising
Fri, 30 June 2017
This week's Flash Back Friday takes us to episode 81, from July 2013.
Ken Blanchard is the author of the new book, “TRUST WORKS!” He is also author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The One Minute Manager.” Blanchard suggests that men should lead their families like Jesus. Using this principle, he explains how managers can reaffirm good work when giving a reprimand.
In today’s polarized society, building and sustaining trust has become seemingly elusive. Blanchard’s ABCD trust model addresses the factors that lead to discord. Blanchard discusses his assessments for measuring trust and tools for building trust skills.
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management.
Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies ® , an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. His books such as The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done! have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International.
Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA—The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.
Wed, 28 June 2017
It's easier than ever to publish a book today, but harder than ever to actually break through the noise and have your book become successful. With so many self publishing options, and big book publishers scaling back on their risk taking, it can be hard for the common author to stand out.
Jason Hartman talks with Tanya Hall, CEO of Green Leaf Book Group, about the book world today, and what it takes to become one of the success stories. They also discuss how her groups business model is a hybrid of the two extremes, how much it costs to get a book nationally distributed through them, and give some examples of books that really grabbed the spotlight from the competitors.
[3:35] Self publishing online vs brick and mortar sales
[7:47] How Greenleaf Book Club fits into the book publishing world
[13:01] The benefits of getting your book into an airport book store
[15:56] What does it take to be a successful author nowadays?
[19:58] Some examples of books Tanya has been involved in that differentiated themselves from the herd
Fri, 23 June 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday takes us back to Episode 90 from September 2013.
Jason talks with Alan Siegal, who is the author of the book Simple. They discuss about the ways people and companies need to make things more simple.
Simple is a groundbreaking and invaluable guide to achieving the three fundamental principles of simplicity: clarity, transparency, and empathy. It lays the foundation for organizations that want to enhance customer experience as a way to drive business results. This insightful book reveals the reasons why confusion continues to persist, inspires us to seek clarity, shows how organizations that embrace simplicity come out on top, and provides tangible, concrete ways to conquer complexity.
Wed, 21 June 2017
Starting a company can create quite a headache when you start trying to figure out how much equity everyone deserves, and what to do when someone leaves the company. The solution to this, however, might be as simple as Slicing Pie. Mike Moyer has a method that he's written about that he believes can provide the solution for ANY business startup. Jason Hartman and Fernando Aires get Mike to break his method down so that you too can create a successful company with happy employees.
[1:21] How Mike went about simplifying equity splits
[5:19] Figuring out what an idea is worth when splitting the pie
[10:32] The players in the equation for Slicing Pie
[14:04] How to use the spreadsheet on SlicingPie.com and what software Mike uses for his company, and how helpful the board game for Slicing Pie is
[17:39] Mike's process of writing books, and why some of them have a massive amount of typos and aren't edited much
[19:49] The evolution of Slicing Pie into Mike's Fair & Square book
[23:52] Using Slicing Pie in real estate deals
Fri, 16 June 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday takes us back to October 2017, Episode 97.
Neil Waterhouse is the founder of Waterhouse Research and an eBay millionaire;. He's also the author of, "Million Dollar Ebay Business From Home - A Step By Step Guide."
Sat, 10 June 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday takes us back to Episode 85 with Ryan Holiday.
Ryan Holiday is the Director of PR Strategy at American Apparel and author of, "Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator." He explains how he manipulated the media and lied his way to MSNBC, Inside Edition, ABC, NY Times, and many more outlets.
Wed, 7 June 2017
In the early 1980s Seth Merrin was an intern on Wall Street who saw ways the industry could change for the better. His first startup was an order management software that asset managers around the world use. He later created the company Liquidnet Holdings that allows institutional investors to trade large blocks of stock.
Jason Hartman caught up with Seth to talk about his newest book, The Power of Positive Destruction, and how business owners can take ideas from other industries and disrupt theirs.
[1:01] The premise for the Power of Positive Destruction
[3:08] Taking things from one successful industry, and applying them to your different industry, can provide huge boons
[5:50] The positive destruction created by companies like Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, etc
[8:59] The art and science of launching a company
[12:39] How Seth applied the principles from his book on his own companies
[16:20] Whether Wall Street is swinging back toward being an institutional game, and how Seth's platform plays in that
[21:18] The idea of corporate responsibility, and how the proceeds from the book sales are going to help house the orphans of the genocide in Rwanda
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