How to Use Feedback to Succeed

How to Use Feedback to Succeed written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Steven Herz

Steven HerzIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Steven Herz, President of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. He is also a career advisor to CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals. Prior to joining TMG, Steven was the President and Founding Partner of IF Management, an industry leader whose broadcasting division became one of the largest in the space, representing over 200 television and radio personalities. The agency represents some of the biggest names in sports and news media, including NBC Sports Mike Tirico, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and Dan Shulman, and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward.

Steven’s book Don’t Take YES for an Answer, is a self-empowerment guide to achieving your fullest professional and personal potential. Don’t Take YES for an Answer explains why excessive positive feedback limits personal and professional growth and then teaches you how to embrace hard truths and critical feedback to escape mediocrity and break away from the pack.

Questions I ask Steven Herz:

  • Why are you suggesting don’t take yes?
  • Do people want to hear negative feedback?
  • What is missing, why aren’t we giving feedback?
  • How do you filter the feedback that is qualified?
  • How does authority play a role in not taking yes for an answer?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why no one knows they are failing
  • How the bumper sticker no judgment became the norm
  • What type of feedback you should be looking for and who you should be listening to
  • How vulnerability can benefit you in your success

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Why Startup Communities are Essential

Why Startup Communities are Essential written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Brad Feld

The Startup Community WayIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Brad Feld, c0-author of a new book The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.

Questions I ask Brad Feld:

  • Have we evolved in the last few years in regards to startups?
  • What makes a startup community?
  • Can you copy successful startup communities?
  • What part does distributed work play in creating startup communities?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • What makes a startup community
  • Why every city with over 100,000 people needs a startup community
  • Why it’s so hard to predict where we are going in 2020
  • If geography still plays a role in terms of creating community

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How to Master Self-Promotion

How to Master Self-Promotion written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Meredith Fineman

Meredith FinemanIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Meredith Fineman, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, podcast host, and women’s advocate. She is the author of Brag Better, which was released on June 16, 2020.

Meredith is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a communication and professional development company that focuses on visibility and voice. One of the core tenets of the company is to teach women to brag and self-promote, and to write a vocabulary to talk positively about professional accomplishment. She also speaks and trains at universities, brands, and corporations.

Meredith is a freelance writer of 15 years, from Harvard Business Review, Inc, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, to Marie Claire, Elle, Shondaland, and more.

Questions I ask Meredith Fineman:

  • I know we’ve heard a lot of people say ‘I thought bragging was supposed to be bad’, now we can do it?
  • Is there a difference between positive and negative bragging?
  • How do you find a qualified person?
  • Why is bragging harder for women?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • How bragging can be positive
  • How society is rewarding unqualified people
  • The difference of the narrative taught to women vs men
  • How to brag with and for others
  • Easy quick wins for bragging better

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Weekend Favs July 4

Weekend Favs July 4 written by Jocelyn Stillwell read more at Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

  • Clicks in Context: Audit your Google Ads to make sure there are no red flags that are causing them to pour away cash for zero return. This report immediately gives you PRACTICAL detail you can action and improve performance right away.
  • Plooto: Focus on strategy by simplifying your financial processes; pay, get paid, and manage your finance operations from a single online tool.
  • Canva: User-friendly drag and drop tool to design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts; design anything and publish anywhere.

These are my weekend favs, I would love to hear about some of yours – Tweet me @ducttape

Google Analytics for Small Businesses

Google Analytics for Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

Today’s topic is Google Analytics, one of my favorite items to talk about. It isn’t the sexiest topic, I know. But it’s an important one. Closing the loop on your marketing investment, on your channels, on your customer engagement, those are important. This allows you to focus, to spend less money, and to invest in what really works.

Google Analytics I work with a lot of small business consultants and small business clients and this is one of the biggest challenges to get them excited about. It’s a lot like telling people they need to like math. Especially when you go to this tool, one that I believe is one of the best tools on the planet, and it’s free, but it’s really easy to get lost. In this podcast, I’m going to spend some time trying to simplify this.

Listen and learn:

  • Why should you care about Google Analytics?
  • How do I set it up?
  • What goals to have when setting up Google Analytics

 

Google Analytics

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Site domains

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In fact, I got myself www.selfreliance.site where I talk about my book ‘The Self Reliant Entrepreneur’ and share content to help people become self-reliant in their entrepreneurial journey.

You too can get your very own .site domain for as low as $1.99. Visit www.get.site. Search for your unique .site domain and use code ‘selfreliance’ to get 50% off on your domain purchase.

Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA?

Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA? written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Sydni Craig-Hart

Sydni Craig HartIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Sydni Craig-Hart CEO and Co-Founder of Smart Simple Marketing, an award-winning content marketing consultancy.

Smart Simple Marketing helps B2SMB marketing professionals gain market share, drive engagement and deepen loyalty with small businesses, women business entrepreneurs and minority business entrepreneurs. They work with brands in retail, technology, financial services, wireless and with associations.

Since their start in 2006 they have worked with small businesses and organizations in 79 different industries, build an engaged community of 30,100+ diverse-owned small businesses, delivered 437 classes, workshops, webinars, taught 9,800+ small businesses and entrepreneurs at our live events, and researched and created over 10,000 pieces of original content.

Questions I ask Sydni Craig-Hart:

  • What do you enjoy most about what you do?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges your clients are struggling with right now from a marketing standpoint?
  • What are you telling people when they come to you and ask “what should I be doing”?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • What it means for Sydni to be a 4th generation Entrepreneur
  • How to work with your husband as a business partner
  • Sydni’s reading Built to Sell and found the lessons in it are what you should be doing right now

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Weekend Favs June 27

Weekend Favs June 27 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

  • Vimify For Coaches: The best platform to start coaching online; Give maximum results, change more lives, scale your business.
  • ContentStudio: offers a content discovery tool that makes content curation blogs and social media effortless for business in any niche or market.
  • Knocker: first lead generator specifically built for digital professionals who want to find new clients faster, with less resources.

These are my weekend favs, I would love to hear about some of yours – Tweet me @ducttape