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How to Build Trust in a Digital World Featuring Ethan Beute

Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, co-author of Rehumanize Your Business, and host of The Customer Experience Podcast, Ethan has collected and told personal video success stories in hundreds of blog posts, in dozens of webinars and stage presentations, and in countless conversations.  We discuss: The history of humans speaking versus writing in the context of modern…

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The Forever Transaction Featuring Robbie Kellman Baxter

Robbie is the author of The Membership Economy, the groundbreaking book that changed everything.  We discuss: The best way to do all the things you want to do as business leaders [2:28] The difference between a forever transaction and recurring revenue [3:09] How focusing on a forever promise would justify a customer making a forever…

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Counterintuitive Strategies to Boost Profit Featuring Maiko Sakai

Maiko Sakai, founder of Airtight Concepts, is a NYC-based business growth strategist a.k.a. secret weapon to her clients who are visionary entrepreneurs and CEOs with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating machine of their dreams. We discuss: Hidden nuggets in unconventional strategies [2:30] The right time to draw up a dream organizational chart [7:37]…

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Command Your Brand Featuring Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world.  We discuss: The perks of being married to the expert [2:54] The small pond strategy [4:16] Where people most often go wrong when trying to get known [9:24] How to play the PR game with…

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Why You Should Consider Selling Your Business Every Year Featuring Chad Peterson

Chad Peterson is an expert business broker and the founder of Peterson Acquisitions, an award-winning M&A firm.  Chad’s firm handles transactions in $1 million to $25 million range, with some deals exceeding $25 million.  He works with companies all over the United States and has completed international deals as well.  We discuss: How to set yourself apart…

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First Impressions That Stick Featuring Jared Silver

From Commercial Photographer to Marketing Specialist, from Business Portrait expert to Teaser Marketing Video specialist, Jared Silver’s professional career has always been focused on getting outstanding results for his clients.   We discuss: Adapting out of necessity only to start loving it [1:39] How to [re]invent a profession when your skill set is not needed anymore…

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Why You Need to Listen to Your Sacred Purpose Featuring Daniel Hanneman

Daniel John Hanneman has an extensive background as a professional counselor and certified hypnotherapist with combined business and professional backgrounds in energy scanning, energy clearing, spiritual life coaching, intuitive business coaching, master intuitive trainer, channeling, metaphysics, Religious Science, hypnosis, psychology, motivational techniques, and personal/business development systems.  We discuss: The key role of having aligned awakened…

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StartUps Are Not Like Reality TV Featuring Jeff Saling

Jeff Saling is a start-up founder and early stage public company executive with more than 25 years’ experience. Since 1998, Jeff has been part of successful startup exits with 3 IPO’s and 1 private acquisition. As an executive, Jeff’s experience includes running worldwide sales, professional services, SaaS operations, and product development. As a founder, Jeff’s…

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Consistently Talking About Your Customer Featuring Bill Bice

Bill is a life-long entrepreneur, founding and/or advising and investing in 27 companies. Bill is now the CEO of boomtime, where he’s tackling one of the biggest frustrations in business: getting great marketing for your company. We discuss: When you’ve done everything to market your business but the magic still doesn’t happen [2:03] Key elements…

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Media Magic Featuring Jonathan Krackehl

Jonathan is a media magician. He is a leader in creative production, marketing, and distribution for television, interactive, and mobile media. We discuss: The media that brings magic to life and achieves goals [1:55] A thousand songs in your pocket [5:12] What does the TV do for/to the business? [6:03] How to successfully maneuver between…

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Make your Marketing Simple Featuring Lori Lyons

Lori Lyons is the owner of Ignite Marketing and the creator of the online program Make Your Marketing Simple.  We discuss: What has changed in marketing over the centuries [2:07] How to make marketing simple [3:30] The person who is not ready to retire [5:07] Know where you’re going [8:52] Living the mantra of being…

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Software Technology and Mindfulness Featuring Manuj Aggarwal

Manuj is an entrepreneur, investor, and CTO of TetraNoodle, a software consulting company that helps startup founders with tech projects. We discuss: The stimulus that shakes you to the core [2:11] Marketing for introverts [5:54] An engineer-like process to develop a growth plan [7:56] A roadmap for entrepreneurs with non-technical background [11:18] Turning things around…

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Your Personal Turnaround Drives Business Success Featuring Ed Oakley

As an executive at HP, founder of Enlightened Leadership and co-author of “Enlightened Leadership,” which has sold 295,000 copies, while developing leadership from 67 countries, Ed Oakley’s greatest talent is to see simpler, quicker and easier ways to solve complex challenges. We discuss: The people who [don’t] pay attention to roadblocks [2:30] A mystical experience…

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Celebrating 500 Episodes of Smashing the Plateau Featuring Michael Schein and Clips from Our First Episodes

Blaine Graboyes is an award-winning executive producer and game designer with twenty years’ experience. Learn more about Blaine at https://gamecollc.com/, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Patty Soffer moved from her early career as a model to become an award-winning strategist, celebrated author, and marketing mogul. Learn more about Patty at http://pattysoffer.com and LinkedIn. Michael Schein is…

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