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Transcript of Using Your Personality and Authentic Self to Build a Platform

Transcript of Using Your Personality and Authentic Self to Build a Platform written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

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John Jantsch: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Duck Tape Marketing Podcast. This is John Jantsch, and my guest today is Chris Ducker. He is a serial entrepreneur. He’s been on the show before when we talked about his previous book, Virtual Freedom. He is also the host of the Youpreneur Summit Podcast. He is, as he likes to tell people, a proud Brit, and the creator of the Youpreneur community and movement, and author of a book we’re going to talk about today, Rise of the Youpreneur. Chris, thank you for joining us.

Chris Ducker: I just like to challenge people on the subtitle, John. That’s what it is. Thanks for having me back. I appreciate it.

John Jantsch: So what’s funny is a lot of people … We’ve been talking for years now about this idea of becoming an authority and having influence in your industry. I think a lot of people took that to be, “Oh, I’m going to be an online marketer, and so I have to build my influence.” But I think today, we’re finding the accountant and the attorney and the person working in their local business can really benefit from this same approach, can’t they?

Chris Ducker: Totally. Absolutely. And I think, honestly, if they don’t start focusing, those kind of people, those kind of professionals, if they don’t start focusing more on their personal brands they’re going to miss out. They’re going to miss out on a lot of opportunities to effect change, and to serve people in the right way; and, obviously, to make a lot of money in the process. When we talk specifically about the online business world, people instantly have their shields up a little bit online. From everything from giving up their email addresses to get that must have email or rather ebook that they want, they’ve got to opt in with their email to get it. Everything from that right the way down to buying the $2000 course, you know what I mean, the shields go up.

At the end of the day, and I talk about this very early on in the book, it will always just come down to trust. If people trust you, then they will do business with you, or at least they will be more likely to do business with you. So for me building that trust up in today’s world means being very, very relentless and very consistent and very focused on dropping great, valuable, high energy, useful content on a very regular basis. Then, following up with solutions to problems in the form of live events, and coaching, and online products, and everything else. People will be more than happy to invest in their problems being solved, if you’re doing it in the right way.

John Jantsch: I’ve told people this for a long time, that the real thing that’s changed is the way people buy. I think that’s what’s given this rise to the need for content. Because back in the day when I started my business, I would try to get a client listed in the newspaper. You would certainly see people who got quoted all the time, and they were then the perceived experts, and they had trust that maybe was borrowed because the Kansas City Star thought you were important enough to talk to.

Chris Ducker: Right.

John Jantsch: So, that’s not really changed. I just think the way in which people then consume and find and determine this level of trust is what’s changed.

Chris Ducker: It has. You’re absolutely right. And that, I think, comes down to you embracing your uniqueness as a business owner. It doesn’t matter if you are all out, going and focusing in on building a personal brand, but understand that people want to do business with other people. Big brands will always want to do business with other big brands. It’s an ego thing. But if you’re selling your wares online, or if you’re a coach or a consultant or you’re a YouTuber or a livestreamer or a podcast or a blogger, whatever the case may be, speaker, author, if you’re building this business based around you and your experience and your personality, what you’re really doing is what I call building the business of you. And that comes down to your experience, your personality, your stories, and the solutions that you can provide people. So at the end of the day, it’s about embracing your uniqueness, your differentiating factors, and then understanding that being different actually is a far easier way to be remembered in any crowded niche than just simply being better than your competitors. I have no problems being as different as I possibly can be.

John Jantsch: Well, one of the things that that leads to, and I, for years, have struggled to get small business owners to think this way; but, if you were going to build a business around you, then you also have to find that perfect customer that likes you, right? So how do you do that?

Chris Ducker: Sure. Well, great question. You’ll love this, and I know you’ll love it because you’re all about marketing. You do what I say. You market like a magnet, so you attract the best and you repel the rest at the very same time with every piece of content that you put out, every bit of knowledge that you share, every value bomb that you drop on Facebook or on your podcast or on your blog. With every single piece of content you create, you are ultimately marketing like a magnet. So you are attracting the right type of people to you and your vibe, what you stand for, the type of people that you want to serve and sell to; but at the exact same time, this is the exciting thing, you are repelling away the people that are the types of people you don’t need in your life. You don’t need the guy that’s going to pay for a $50 product, and ask for a refund on day 29 of the 30 days. You don’t need that.

You need the type of people that are going to be on board with what you stand for. They’re going to back you up. They’re going to come with you. They’re going to follow you as your varying interests change as a personal brand entrepreneur, and they’ll be happy to continue to support and buy and share and all that sort of good stuff. I think, ultimately, it comes down to being very acutely aware of the fact that you can’t please all the people all the time. So you just focus on pleasing the people that you really want to do business with.

John Jantsch: So does that require … I think that sometimes people struggle with this, because there are a lot of people that don’t want to repel anyone because, “Gosh, they might pay me.” So does that require you to have an element that is sort of intentionally polarizing?

Chris Ducker: I don’t think you have to be ridiculously intentional about it. I think that if you have a clear picture of the type of person that you want to work with … We talk in the book about building your perfect customer avatar and understanding that these are the types of people that you really like when you dream up your dream client. This is the type of person. So, it’s their background. It’s the situations they’re in. It’s their age. It’s where they live, and all those types of things; and if you do that then, you’re not really pushing people away on purpose. It’s really just being very aware of the type of people that you want to attract.

John Jantsch: So one of the things that took awhile, certainly the people that started online businesses exclusively got the need for this, but the website being your hub, really, and your online home has changed dramatically. When I started this, it was another channel almost, like we do this and we do this. “Oh, if people want to find us online, they can use the web.” I think today it really is the center of any business, online and off. Would you agree?

Chris Ducker: Absolutely, 100%, and this is why when I see people building their business on rented land, it scares the bejesus out of me. You’ve got people that start these Facebook groups, and they start charging for access to this Mastermind group or they’re putting all their content just on YouTube because they’re vloggers or whatever the case may be. Stop building your online home on rented land. You must make sure that … Yes, by all means, post those videos up on YouTube, but pay for a Wistia or a Vimeo account, and also embed them onto your blog that way as well, or at the very least have them on those other channels with free accounts.

So instead of creating a Mastermind group, and charging fifty bucks a month or whatever it is for access to a private Facebook group, bring that over to your own domain name. Put a forum on your website and do it that way. If people want to be involved in you and your community, they’ll go the way that you lead them to go. That’s the very definition of being a leader, is that people will follow you. But it drives me nuts. It scares the hell out of me when I see people doing that.

John Jantsch: Yeah, and obviously, those are great channels to create awareness, for people to find you. Top of the funnel kind of stuff, but absolutely no question, almost all of our efforts should be driving people to something, as you deemed it, that we own.

Chris Ducker: Absolutely.

John Jantsch: So you wrote, and again depending upon when people are listening to this, this was in the first month of 2018, a post on email that I checked out recently had an infographic with it that I really thought was brilliant; and again, hopefully I’m not putting you on the spot. I know sometimes people ask me about a post I wrote and I was like, “What did I say? I don’t remember that.”

Chris Ducker: Right, right.

John Jantsch: But I think … so we’ll have link to it in the show notes, but you had an infographic about the idea of using a funnel approach with email. I think a lot of people got so enamored with the Facebooks, and all the other stuff, that some people forgot that email is still really the closing tool.

Chris Ducker: It is, and I don’t think it’s going to go away any time soon. Things are changing. You’ve got these bots now. People are talking about the death of email, and all this kind of stuff. Please. Don’t-

John Jantsch: That’s about the fourth death of email, I think. Isn’t it?

Chris Ducker: Yeah, I know, if we’re counting. Just like it’s been the year of video every year for the last five years.

John Jantsch: I saw somebody predict that 2018 was going to be the year of mobile, so who knows?

Chris Ducker: I know, right? I think I remember the infographic you’re talking about. I think it was something along the lines of the super easy six step marketing funnel, something like that, it’s a couple of years old. But, let me tell you, it served us very well. It’s been shared thousands and thousands of times. I’m all about creating that kind of evergreen content, but there’s no point in doing that also and attracting people to the website and getting them onto the mailing list if you’re not going to serve them via that medium as well.

People open up their emails … Almost everybody will open up their email before they do anything else when they get to work every day. So it’s still probably the number one way to ultimately market and sell your wares. I think that particularly from a personal brand business owner perspective, such as authors, speakers, consultants, coaches, that kind of thing, it puts the personal in personal brand. You’re jumping into someone’s communication world at the beginning of every day or at least at the days when you’re sending them email. You’re ultimately interrupting them. You’d better have a bloody good reason for doing so. And, here’s the thing, if you do have a good reason for doing so, they’ll fall in love with you over and over again, and they’ll stay on that list. Eventually, sooner or later, they’re going to click on a link that will hopefully make you a little bit of money and at the very same time, obviously, make sure that you’re solving a problem for them as well.

John Jantsch: Yeah, and I think a lot of people can look at their analytics. I know if I look at mine, somewhere in the neighborhood of 70% of visitors are new users, new visitors. If I’m not doing something to stay in their life, like getting their email address so I can communicate with them, 70% of my traffic may be for not. That should be fair warning enough as to why you need to be capturing email.

Chris Ducker: Absolutely, and when you do that, whatever lead magnet you consider doing, whether it’s a free trial or something or a free course or a checklist or whatever the case may be, just make sure it’s providing a quick win. I talk about this in the book. It’s one thing to just help somebody, but when you help somebody solve a problem fast, you instantly win a new fan, and that’s what we want to do. We want to become somebody’s favorite. We want to be able to have someone say, “Oh, that John. Oh man, he’s incredible that guy. That guy from Duck Tape, you know what he did for me?” Bop, bop, bop, bop, bop. And that’s exactly the kind of viral type of environment that we thrive on. I mean the fact that people are coming to your website, 70% of the people that come to your website are new, we want to make a good first impression on them, right? And you can do that by creating that quick win.

John Jantsch: And I think the bar’s sort of been raised. I mean, when I started this people would sign up for anything. Today I think, as you said, it’s almost like you have to build that trust initially by giving them something very consumable, very quick, addresses a very specific problem. Nobody wants the generic ebooks anymore until you’ve kind of moved them along and now they want to go deeper, but people aren’t going to invest the time to read an ebook if they don’t really know that what you put out is something that’s useful.

Chris Ducker: Absolutely.

John Jantsch: So let’s talk about the book, Rise of the Youpreneur. First off, I just now after 20 years, finally figured out how to spell entrepreneur, and now we’ve got a new word that we have to look up. But, I will tell people “Get this book. This book is going to be one of your favorites for 2018.” But if nothing else, on page 191, and I know you know exactly what’s on that page, Chris, there is the sample Youpreneur Ecosystem Map that is worth the price of the book.

Chris Ducker: Thank you. I know the plan. I’m not joking. I’m getting tweets. I’m getting emails from people, like page 191, that’s what it’s all about. It’s funny, isn’t it? A lot of time when you pick up a book, you only need that one paragraph or that one line to make it all worthwhile. I have a very sneaky feeling that this is going to be the one thing in this book where everybody turns around and say, “Oh, my God. Now I see it.” I mean, it’s a graphic. It’s an image. If you remember the old spider charts that you used to do when you were brainstorming where you sort of had all the legs coming out and it would go onto more legs and another body and more legs. It’s like that, but ultimately we call it the Youpreneur Ecosystem.

This, in this book, is probably going to be one of the pages … This is one of the reasons why I independently published this book. I didn’t go traditionally, publish like I did with my last book. I can update this page whenever I want. I think it’s going to be updated quite regularly. I think that, in itself, shows you what the very incubus of an ecosystem is. It’s an ever-evolving thing, but ultimately it starts with the free content. It starts with the blog and the podcast and the video and all that sort of stuff; and then, very slowly but surely, you’ll see how you can ultimately see how you can monetize your brand and your business and your expertise and build that business of you.

So, we’ve got the online products. We’ve got books and ebooks and one-on-one coaching, and life events and one day Masterminds and high level mentoring, and services and communities, and all that sort of type of stuff. Really, for me, it was a no-brainer to include this; and, this is my ecosystem, my personal business, right here on one page. So, steal it, copy it, as much as you want, because I truly believe that I’m a 100% unique person in my industry. If you have that same mindset, you can take everything I’ve laid out on this one page, and you can plug it into you and what you stand for, and it’ll be equally as beneficial for you and the people that you’re serving and selling to.

John Jantsch: I will warn listeners that, while we’re talking about this one page being the magic, the key that unlocks this one page is the rest of the book. Because you can look at a chart, and it’ll say put out free content. Okay, that’s helpful. It’s understanding what your free content should be and how you get it in front of a hungry audience is really what’s in the rest of the book. So I don’t want to minimize that aspect, because it becomes relevant because of the context of the entire book.

One thing that I think a lot of, particularly people that haven’t done this. They have a business. And that business may be … A lot of my listeners are local businesses. So, that business may be, I’m an attorney that does a certain type of work, and they’re very used to charging for a certain type of work. They’re not so used to charging for a $50 and a $500 and a $5000 program, course, coaching. How do you get people kind of started on that whole pricing ladder?

Chris Ducker: Pricing is such a tough topic to talk about and to handle, particularly with coaching clients, and things like that. We put an entire chapter together in the book in regards to pricing effectively, and why it was important to not only look at what your competitors are doing, but understand that you’re in charge of your own pricing structure. We talk about the importance of testing your idea and validating that, and how you can even dry test certain pricing models is an old term I use from my days in the infomercial industry. At the end of the day, you won’t know until you actually pitch something whether or not it’s going to work from a price perspective.

But one thing I do know to be very, very true, and I’m sure you’ll agree with this, is that to have several different products, services, experiences, whatever you want to call it, to have several of them available to your client base at several different price points is just the smart thing. Because ultimately what you’re doing is, you’re taking them on that customer lifetime value of “Well, you’re going to start here. Then you’re going to be ready for this. And then, you’re going to be happy to invest that.” Maybe two, three years into our relationship, you’ll be in the top 5% of my customer base that’s happy to drop 25 grand a year to spend an hour a month with me, or whatever it is. Do you know what I mean? It’s that ladder. I think Ryan Deiss from Digital Marketer talks about this from time to time, that customer value ladder, I think he calls it, but you can come up with any sexy name for it. It ultimately is just giving people options.

John Jantsch: I think there can be a logical path that people kind of climb the ladder, but I’ve also discovered that there will always be … And I think Perry Marshall talks about this all the time, the 80-20 principal in marketing. There will always be some percentage of your community that you’ve built trust around that they don’t want the fifty dollar thing. They want the five thousand dollar thing. That’s all they want. That’s how they want to get served. I think you also want to realize that as well. It’s not just about moving everybody up, it’s about having the right solution that matches up with every component of your market.

Chris Ducker: Could not agree more, which is one of the reasons why I hate seeing these launches online. These launches where you just get absolutely hammered for a week to ten days in your inbox on the latest course, or whatever the case may be. You know, the analogy that I use all the time and I believe it mentioned it in the book, now I hope I did because it’s a good one. I can’t quite remember. You write a book, and then you forget about what you put in it.

But I’m almost sure I used the analogy of, if you’re really hungry and you go out looking for a restaurant, and you say, “Oh, there’s an Italian. I love Italian food. Let’s go get a plate of fettuccine or something.” You walk up and the door’s shut, and it says, “We’re closed. We’ll be open again in six months.” What are going to do? Are you going to wait six months for your fettuccine. No. You’re going to walk down the street, and find another restaurant, and eat there. So I’m a big believer that whatever you’re offering, doesn’t matter what it is, whatever it is that you’re offering, you should give people the opportunity to get it when they need it, and not make them wait.

John Jantsch: Well, one of the things that I know you are a proponent of too, and I think this goes nicely with this idea of launching, is that everybody’s creating these complex funnels, and all these ways to generate leads on Facebook and whatnot; and I have contended for years the best source of leads is a happy customer. I know that’s certainly a component of this ecosystem is that you also create such a great experience that people want to move up the ladder perhaps, but also they want to tell their friends, neighbors and colleagues. So how do you intentionally create that experience that just so wows people that they want to tell their friends.

Chris Ducker: You care, John. There’s no tactic. There’s no silver bullet to that one. You care. We put on the Youpreneur Summit in 2017. You opened up Day Two as our opening keynote there, which was incredible, by the way. I’ll say this in front of your tribe, right now. It was great to have you speak at our inaugural event. It was a big deal for me. It had been a big dream of mine to hold a big business event like that in my home town, and not just in my home town, but a stone through from Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben and all the rise of it. You care. For weeks after putting that event on, for weeks, I was getting emails and tweets and messages from people saying just how much they appreciated the attention to detail, and the care on everything from the swag bag down to the little things on the table and lighting, and the whole kit and caboodle. You just care.

And for the first time in my career, my emotions got the end of me at the end of that event. I’ve keynoted tons of events. I’ve spoken all over the world, as you have. I’ve never choked up on stage before, but I did as I was wrapping up that event. I didn’t completely lose it or anything, but I choked up and I had to kind of just pause and get myself together a little bit. And people saying, “It was great. We wished you’d cried like a baby. It would have been so much better”, because they realized that I genuinely cared. I think that’s really, you know, if there is a magic potion that we can use as business owners, and want our customers to have those experiences to go away and start talking about us, that is that magic potion. It’s just a give a damn at the end of the day.

John Jantsch: Yeah, I wrote a book called The Referral Engine that is clearly about referrals, and there are a couple of negative reviews on Amazon because I spent the first half of the book basically saying the way to get more referrals is to be more referable. People didn’t want to hear that. They wanted the magic bullet.

Chris Ducker: Yeah.

John Jantsch: Let’s talk a little bit about the community itself. You mentioned the Summit, and that Summit is sort of an outgrowth of a movement that you have kind of facilitated, that you’re calling Youpreneur; but talk a little bit about the Youpreneur community, and ways that people can, perhaps, plug in.

Chris Ducker: This was something that came about as a lot of good business ideas, over a coffee or a beer or a cocktail or a dinner table, or whenever. I was at my good friend Pay Flynn’s house in San Diego. It was July 4th, 2014, and it was the first time I had ever done July 4th in the US. I was saying to Pat, “What does one do on July 4th in the US?” He said, “Just come over, and you’ll find out.” So I came over, and we did the bar-b-que. We did beer. We did water balloon fights. I said, “I’ve been missing out. This is great.”

Afterwards we went to his home office, and we had a cup of coffee. The kids carried on playing and everything. He asked me a question that no one’s ever asked me before. He said to me, “What do you want people to say about you when you’re dead, when you’re gone? What do you want people to say about you?” I was like, “Oh, my god. I don’t know.” We weren’t necessarily talking the legacy question, but how do I want to be remembered ultimately.I said to him, “I want to be remembered as a nice guy that helped people get stuff done.” And that’s really at the very core of what Youpreneur is all about.

It’s about me leading a group of now hundreds and hundreds of people around the world to get stuff done when it comes to building their businesses in a long term manner. I think long game and everything. I’m already planning 2020, 2021. I’m already planning those years in my business, and what I want to achieve. I think, again, your vibe attracts your tribe. And, that very day at Pat’s house, that was when the term Youpreneur was born. It took me a whole year and a bit to actually launch it and get it out there, because I’m a bit of a perfectionist, quite frankly. But once it was out, it was clear that I’d struck a nerve.

We had over 200 people join the community in like 72 hours. It was incredible. And these are recurring payment customers, so this is predictable, recurring income month in month out, year in year out, if they’re on an annual subscription. The book comes from them really. I mean a whole bunch of them, of the members, are case studies inside of the book. It comes from my interactions with them. It comes from testing what works, and what doesn’t, with hundreds of people that are building personal brand businesses.

The event, the Youpreneur Summit, also came out of that. I specifically remember one of our Mastermind calls, we were two, maybe three, months in to the membership. It would have been March 2016, or something along those lines. I said, “I’m throwing this out here you guys. I’m throwing it out. We’re going to do a big Youpreneur event at some point in 2017. We’re going to make it happen?” And, you know what happens? I did nothing, and then they started reminding me about it towards the end of 2016.

So I had to get my stuff together, and we ended up putting the event on, literally right at the end of 2017, we did the event. So it’s about support, it’s about that accountability, also for me as well, to continue to lead the way; because I believe a good leader will continue to learn himself, or herself, in able to be able to help other people along the way as well. It’s honestly, John, I think this is going to be my life’s work now. This whole Youpreneur malarkey. This is going to be what I do until I’m done, and I retire. I think this is going to be it.

John Jantsch: Well, as you mentioned, I was at the event. I can attest to what an amazing event it was in terms of how it was produced, and as you mentioned, the details. But I think the part that you can’t see unless you’re there and experience it, is how passionate and involved and engaged your community is. I think that is clearly props to you because obviously there’s a lot of people in that community that do a lot of things to support the community, but it comes from your leadership; and I think that part was on full display.

Chris Ducker: Well, thank you, man. I appreciate it, and it’s something that I don’t take for granted in any way, shape, or form. I work on that on a daily basis.

John Jantsch: So people can find more at, also at Anywhere else you want to send people?

Chris Ducker: Well, the book has its own website as well, Or, if anybody’s interested and want to pick it up and see what’s on page 191, they can do so just by going to Amazon, as well.

John Jantsch: And you’ll find some things at that are just a bit cheeky, but you can still overcome that. I actually just wanted to say cheeky. It’s the first time I’ve said it on the podcast.

Chris Ducker: There you go. How does it feel? Does it feel good to say it?

John Jantsch: It’s been said of me more than once, but I’ve never actually said it.

Chris Ducker: But, it’s good that you’ve mentioned it though, because I practice what I preach. I think who I am is I’m your cheeky, chappy Londoner. I don’t necessarily play on that, but I don’t hide it at all. What you see is what you get. I think that at the core of that Youpreneur business model, that is what should be there. There should not be any smoke and mirrors. It should be all you, all the time; and if you do that, then great things will happen.

John Jantsch: Good or bad, it’s hard to fake authenticity.

Chris Ducker: It sure is.

John Jantsch: So, speaking with Chris Ducker, author of Rise of the Youpreneur. Chris, thanks for stopping by and hopefully we’ll see you soon out there on the road.

Chris Ducker: Thank you for having me back, man. I appreciate it.

Using Your Personality and Authentic Self to Build a Platform

Using Your Personality and Authentic Self to Build a Platform written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Chris Ducker
Podcast Transcript

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My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Chris Ducker. He is a serial entrepreneur and keynote speaker who has been on this show before when we talked about his bestselling book Virtual Freedom. He is also the host of the Youpreneur podcast and creator of the Youpreneur community and movement. He and I discuss his new book Rise of the Youpreneur.

A proud Brit, Ducker is known for hosting energetic live events and has founded several businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. He has been featured in Entrepreneur countless times, as well as in Forbes,, Business Insider, the Huffington Post and has graced the covers of Empowered Entrepreneur and Foundr magazines.

Questions I ask Chris Ducker:

  • Why people working in any type of business need to focus on their personal brand
  • Why is email still one of the most valuable tools for businesses?
  • What is the Youpreneur community all about?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why you need to embrace your uniqueness
  • How to find customers who like doing business with you because of you
  • How to wow the customer to a point that they’ll want to refer you

Key takeaways from the episode and more about Chris Ducker:

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The Importance of Visual Elements in Your Brand Strategy

The Importance of Visual Elements in Your Brand Strategy written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

When you’re building your brand, including the development of your story, personality, core message, brand promise and so on, you need to be sure to include a strategy for visual components as well.

No matter how great your business and messaging are, let’s face it, visuals are usually the most effective way to capture your audience’s attention and build brand recognition, provided you’re implementing these visual aspects correctly.

By including visuals in your overall marketing strategy, you’ll help your brand’s long-term success.

There’s no denying that today’s marketing world is becoming increasingly visual, and you must be able to adapt to that strategically.

Let’s take a deeper look.

What is visual brand identity and why is it so important?

Brand identity involves all of the moving pieces that together represent how your brand is perceived, and your visual identity includes the visual components of that.

The way you present yourself visually is more than just colors and design. Brands who are consistent with their visual identity resonate more effectively with their audience than those who are not.

Your visual identity is an exact reflection of your company, so you need to put in the time and research to make sure it’s represented accurately and positively, and that it is in line with your spoken and written messaging.

The importance of knowing your audience

Your visual strategy really begins with understanding who your audience is and who you’re trying to attract. If you don’t know this, nothing about your visual brand, or marketing and operational efforts in general, will matter. Keep in mind, the visual aspects of your brand aren’t for you. They are for your consumers, so be sure to have that in the back of your mind at all times.

Understanding their wants and needs will help you identify how you need to present yourself to them.

How to make your visual brand identity stand out

  • instagramBe unique – It should truly stand apart from the competition. Now, to truly be effective with this, you must have a deep understanding of who the competition is and what their visual brand identity looks like as well.
  • Be memorable – Aim to make your visual brand so strong that your audience can glance briefly at the visual elements and know exactly what they’re looking at, even without any context. For example, the image to the right doesn’t have any copy, but avid social media users would know instantly that that’s the Instagram logo.
  • Make everything match – Each element of your visual brand should be cohesive and tie together effortlessly.

Things to consider for creating a strong visual brand identity

Get your logo right

You will likely go through many iterations of this, but it’s worth it. Your logo will be stamped on almost everything that you do so you want to make sure you do it well. Your personality should shine through it and it should be distinctly you…no pressure.

Create a consistent color palette

If you look at well-known brands, they all use consistent color palettes (who doesn’t think “red” when they think of Coca Cola?). These big-name brands are consistent with their colors throughout their texts, images, and designs because it helps make them more recognizable.

Choose just a handful of colors and apply them to everything you do. The colors you choose should reflect the personality of your brand, so if you run a daycare, for example, you may want to use bright colors. If you run a law firm, you may want to be a bit more conservative with the colors you choose.

If you look at my Duct Tape Marketing site, you’ll see a lot of shades of blue used across the board, including my logo, text, and site design. This wasn’t by accident.

Choose a font that matches your brand personality

Along with your color palette, you need to be mindful of the font you use as it can speak volumes about the type of business you are. For example, if you run a serious business, you may want to stay away from Comic Sans, but if your business is light-hearted and fun and that’s how you want to be portrayed, then that may be the right font for you.

In addition to matching your personality, you must also ensure it matches your audience’s perception of you and sits well with them.

Choose images that address your audience and reflect your brand

At this point, this should go without saying, but I’ve seen many companies use images on their website that quite frankly make what they do more confusing than if they just didn’t use any imagery at all. It’s OK to have fun with images but be sure they tie back to your brand and speak to your ideal customers.

Don’t forget about layout

Many brands believe that if they have their logo, color, and fonts, then they’re good to go, but the reality is they’re not quite finished yet.

How those elements flow together is equally important. How you present them as a unified strategy can truly make or break your brand recognition.

Use the visuals to bring out emotions

The more of an emotional connection you can make with your audience, the more likely they’ll be to trust you and eventually buy from you.

What do you want your audience to think and feel when they come across your brand? Ask yourself these questions, and remember, visuals can more quickly tell customers whether your brand is a good fit for them more than words can.

Test your initial concepts

Like anything with marketing, you should test and optimize your visual elements until you land on one that truly resonates with your ideal customers.

Once you have the visual component solidified, document your style guide within your company’s processes. Should you ever need to bring on new designers, this will be key in ensuring nothing gets missed as you move forward.

With all aspects of marketing, you must remember to put strategy first. It is the backbone of everything that you do. If you can get that in place, creating the visual elements will be much easier because you’ll truly know who your business is, what it represents, and who you want to attract.

That, to me, sounds like a recipe for success.

If you liked this post, check out our Ultimate Guide to Small Business Marketing Strategy.

Weekend Favs January 27

Weekend Favs January 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.

  • RockingPage – Be inspired by the most successful websites all over the internet. Every day.
  • Ecamm Live – Ecamm Live puts the power of Facebook Live at your fingertips.
  • SuperTabs – SuperTab is a Chrome extension that allows you to list and search current open tabs and switch to them quickly.

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

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John Jantsch: This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is sponsored by Podcast Bookers. Podcasts are really hot, right? But you know what’s also really hot? Appearing as a guest on one of the many, many podcasts out there. Think about it. Much easier than writing a guest blog post. You get some high quality content. You get great back links. People want to share that content. Maybe you can even transcribe that content. Being a guest on podcasts, getting yourself booked on podcasts is a really, really great SEO tactic, a great brand building tactic. Podcast Bookers can get you booked on two to three to four podcasts every single month on auto pilot. Go check it out.

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. This is John Jantsch and my guest today is John Corcoran. He is a former writer in the White House for presidents … I knew I was going to mess that up, but anyway, I’ll start again. Presidential letters and messages during the Clinton administration and a speech writer in the California Governors Office during the Davis administration. And we’re not going to talk about politics because he was … I think you’re also a lawyer too, right John?

John Corcoran: That I am, yeah. Lots of reasons to hate me. Politics, lawyer.

John Jantsch: What a mess this show is going to be. So welcome. Thanks for joining me, John.

John Corcoran: I’m glad to be here, John.thanks for having me.

John Jantsch: So you were … Last time I was out in Santa Barbara we got together. You, I think you paid for my dinner, which was awesome. And you told me a little bit about something that is somewhat new for you. And, we’ll kind of air all this out. But let’s start off by talking … Tell me a little bit about this Rise 25.

John Corcoran: Yeah, absolutely. You know, I mean, so I, like many of your clients, was trading hours for dollars as a lawyer. And when you’re a lawyer you realize that you can only work on one client at a time. You can only charge as much as the market will bear and where do you go from there? And so long story, but got into blogging and podcasting and doing those sorts of things in order to expand my reach and eventually teamed up with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weiss. What we’ve been doing is helping other professional services business owners who were much like ourselves and did one-on-one type of work and help them to kind of make the shift to one to many so that they can free up more of their time and that they can impact a larger community of people.

John Jantsch: So, everyone today is being advised to become an expert in their field. How do we afford to have everyone be an expert? I mean, what does that even man anymore?

John Corcoran: Right. Yeah. Right. How do you become an expert? I don’t know that it would be possible for everyone to be viewed as an expert. Because then if everyone’s viewed as an expert there’s got to be someone that is at a higher level. But it certainly … What’s valuable, I think, is elevating your profile. Whether that means just in your local community. Whether that means something nationally. Whether that means expressing yourself through content. I know that you’re a big advocate of content. But I certainly think that establishing your bonafides as an authority and someone who knows your stuff in your field that’s never going to harm you, whether you decide that you just want more high quality one-on-one clients or whether you want to make the shift like you have with your business, or others have, like I have, into more of a leverage type of model where you’re serving people in a one-to-many capacity.

John Jantsch: So I’ve been doing this long enough, you see these things come and go. And it seems like all of a sudden the advice to carve out a very specific niche and just become and expert in that niche seems to have resurfaced lately with the online kind of Facebook advertising crowd. In your mind is that really one of the best paths to go down if you do want to sort of stand out and position yourself as an expert?

John Corcoran: You know, I think that it can be fraught with peril if you choose the wrong niche. But I do agree; I think that there are too many people who try and be everything to everyone, or something. But most people don’t start off that way. Most people start off with a particular expertise in one particular field and that also helps them get referred, which is a huge engine of growth, as you know. You wrote the book on it. It helps people to know what type of business they should send towards you. If you define your scope, if you say, “This is the type of person that I want to work with, this is a limited field.” Now, you and I both are somewhat generalist, right? And that we both, it’s not like you and I are both working with flower shop owners and yoga studio owners in only that niche; we’re working in wider areas. So I think you can always feel like, “aw, man! I need to narrow it even further.”

But I think that the bigger danger is when you’re way too broad and you’re just trying to serve anyone who comes in. Because then people just don’t know who you are. They don’t know who to refer to you, they don’t know what you stand for, what type of market you’re serving for. I think that’s the bigger danger for people.

John Jantsch: I think a lot of people, certainly the people that got burned when they became social media experts and all of a sudden we didn’t need social media experts any more. I think that’s, when people focus on a platform or something of that nature that can change, there’s a lot of danger in that. Or even, I think some cases even industries. The one thing I’ve always advocated is, if you get known as somebody who solves a certain kind of problem, that’s probably never going to go away. So for business owners, I like to say that we solve a certain type of problem, and I’ve been doing this for 30 years and that problem has never changed. The way we come at it maybe has changed, but we’re not really, we’re not kinda putting ourselves in that peril of getting, becoming obsolete. Because I don’t think problems will ever go away.

John Corcoran: I agree. Yeah, and if you become the expert in Vine, and one day Twitter comes along, acquires Vine, and then shuts it down entirely, your business is gonna crumble, right? So there is a real danger in that, or other people might have picked the wrong platform. They decided to pick Google+ instead of Facebook or something, and a bunch of years’ effort crumbles. But if you focus on transferrable fundamentals like copywriting, for example, and you understand copy, you understand how to communicate to a market in a compelling way that will draw people to you, then it doesn’t matter if you’re teaching people how to do copywriting in the context of a medium like YouTube videos, or whether you’re teaching people how to use copywriting in an effective way in the medium of a postcard that is mailed to people in the mail. Right? Those are transferrable fundamentals.

I agree, I think that it’s about those larger, underlying skills that you can then apply to whatever medium it is, is the trending popular medium at the time, because they’re gonna come and go. People are saying it about Facebook now, they’re like, “Oh, Facebook will never leave!” C’mon. Please. Right. At some point, in the future maybe Facebook won’t be here so you want to make sure that everything you do is not entirely just this one, connected to this one platform.

John Jantsch: Well, and certainly, I mean the internet may go away even, right? But certainly you’ve gotta build your own real estate, if you’re gonna be an expert. You’ve gotta own that. I still see a lot of small business owners putting their stake in Facebook and certainly it’s an important awareness channel, maybe it’s even important place for you to convert folks, but you’re never gonna own it.

John Corcoran: Yeah, I remember I was working for a law firm, this was before I became an entrepreneur, I’ve been an entrepreneur for about seven years now, but before then I was working for a law firm as a lawyer and I was writing regularly, blogging regularly for the law firm’s blog. Then I read some advice and it said ‘you need to own your own real estate, you need to not be a sharecropper.’ And this wasn’t just talking about law, but just as a writer, if you’re blogging for an employer’s blog, then when you leave, all that content’s gonna be left behind. So that’s when I thought, ‘okay, this is smart. I should start my own blog and create my own, then start to build my own land, so to speak.’ So I shifted everything and it really, it took me down a much different path and I’m glad that I did that.

John Jantsch: So, I know that you do a lot of work with folks on more effective networking. Again, networking, back in the day, it meant you went to the first Wednesday of the month meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, and certainly that platform has changed dramatically, so how has that impacted networking in the fact that we can do so much now without ever getting in a car and driving over and giving somebody a hug?

John Corcoran: Right. Well, I still think there’s huge value in meeting face to face. I mean, I’ve known of you for years, but it wasn’t until October that we finally got to connect face to face, and you never build quite the same relationship with someone until you meet up with them face to face. So I think that’s critical. I think that’s important these days, to go out to meetups and conferences and industry socials and things like that in order to connect with people. On the other hand, we can connect just as easily with someone who lives in Kansas City or Paris or Dubai as easily as we can someone who lives down the road, thanks to the prevalence of social media platforms that give us an ability to connect with people. I think because of that our world is changing.

I think that we don’t have to engage in this old fashioned, going down to the Wednesday night, as you said, or Wednesday morning Chamber of Commerce meeting or whatever it is, where you’re essentially looking for a needle in a haystack. There might be 100 people there, if you’re lucky, at this chapter, and 99 of them might not be a good fit for you. It takes a lot of time, versus you can go and target a lot more, and a lot more focused way, lot more narrow way, you can target the specific market that you’re going after, and you can immerse yourself. I call it going after a big pile of needles instead of the needle in a haystack, you’ve got a big pile of needles and it’s just a lot more effective.

Imagine going to a conference with 10,000 of your perfect, ideal prospects. That is such a better, more effective use of your time, if you went to that once a year rather than just going down to your local Chamber of Commerce every month or every week or whatever. Not to just, I don’t want to just beat on Chamber of Commerce, but there are other business meetups of similar types, so I agree, I think that you can, if you’re smarter about it, you can target a more specific group and you don’t need to do this old-school networking that people think of when they think of the word networking.

John Jantsch: Yeah. I never enjoyed that.

John Corcoran: No, so many people don’t! They hate it!

John Jantsch: Yeah, and I think you’re, but I do think that, to your original point, there’s nothing like meeting face to face. I think the one thing that is really great about what we have in the online tools is that you can do that face to face meetup and then that, in many cases, opens the door, the online tools then open the door to do some things maybe quicker than you, instead of waiting around till next year’s conference when we’re gonna see each other again, something like that.

John Corcoran: Absolutely. What we’re doing right now, I think everyone should have a podcast. I don’t even, you shouldn’t even care whether you’re getting listeners or not. Yeah, usually it’s nice for people to listen, but a podcast is such an effective tool for being able to connect with someone.

I was just having breakfast with my wife earlier today and was saying to [Sarah 00:11:55], “I think everyone should have a podcast,” because it gives you such a great tool to reach out, develop a relationship with the influencers in your field, or peers, or colleagues, or clients, or prospects. It just gives you an excuse to have a conversation. By the way, it doesn’t have to be for a podcast, it could be for an article that you’re writing, or it could be, you recorded it on video and you throw it up on YouTube or something like that. The point is to do it in an easy way where you’re gonna do it frequently enough and where you’re gonna be able to use it as an excuse to build or further a relationship even further down the road.

John Jantsch: Long time listeners to The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast will have heard me say, numerous times, that my podcast has actually been probably one of the biggest assets of my business. I do actually generate a significant ad revenue stream, but, today anyway, but when I first started, it allowed me to send an email to Seth Godin and say, “I’d like to promote your book, come in [crosstalk 00:12:51] next month, would you talk to me for 20 minutes?” And he would return my email. Whereas if I’d said, “Hey, I’d love to pick your brain for 20 minutes,” well, you know, we know where that would go.

John Corcoran: Right. “Hey, Seth, I’m gonna be in New York, would you meet me at Starbucks? Just take the train in. Just meet me at Starbucks and we’ll just get a cup of coffee.” Never gonna happen, right? But because of the podcast, because of your helping them, you’re promoting them, it’s a completely different conversation.

John Jantsch: And now, again, since we’re on this podcast topic, now I’ve been actually telling people, I think it’s the number one SEO play right now, to be a guest on podcasts. Because everybody’s been given the advice for the last couple years that to get links back to your site you’ve gotta do all this guest blogging and guest blogging is a real pain. You’ve got to write an article, you’ve got to pitch it to 2000 people to get one to say yes, in a lot of cases, but if you go on a podcast, that podcaster quite often is really, really happy to promote that show and put it out there and they’re probably gonna give you three or four links back, so that’s where I get to put in my ad for, which is a service I started just for that, just for that reason. We’re using it now as an SEO ploy.

John Corcoran: Absolutely. I mean, I-

John Jantsch: Isn’t that awesome? I just got an ad, right in the middle of the show. It was awesome.

John Corcoran: It was smooth as silk. Yeah, I mean, it’s such an effective strategy and it can, it is such a good use of your time, because we were talking beforehand, you could record it as a video and you could publish that on YouTube or some other platform; you can use D-audio, obviously, as a podcast on the different podcasting platforms. You can publish a blog post on your site every time that you do it, and I totally agree with you on guest posting strategy and I say that as someone who wrote, I don’t know; dozens, hundreds of guest posts when I first started out, when I was still building my presence online, including one on your site, years ago. I wrote one on your site years ago, and it is a ton of work. A lot of work, and wouldn’t you rather just pontificate and just speak your mind for a couple of minutes?

John Jantsch: Show up and throw up, for 20 minutes. It’s awesome. So, let’s go there, to that thought leader idea, because obviously that’s something that is a piece of what you’re teaching and helping people with. How do we do effective outreach today? Again, I think the podcast is a great way to do outreach, but I will tell you, I get five or six, probably closer to 10 a day, pitches from people that want to either guest post or want to do something or want me to talk about their product. It seems like there’s this, somebody has written a software program.

John Corcoran: Oh, I know.

John Jantsch: That sends out six emails for everyone. So how do we get away from that? Because that’s gotten so bad I don’t even look at them any more.

John Corcoran: I know, it is, there must be some software out there, right? They just plug in the name of the most recent episode, the guest on the most recent episode, the platitude about why they love that episode, transition into why they, either them or their client should be a guest on your podcast, and I get those same emails. It’s just like, it’s not that much additional effort in order to be a lot more effective. So the first thing I say is don’t just go out there pitching yourself. I did do that years ago, I think now it’s a lot less effective, but I did it at one point. I had an e-book out and I wanted to get myself on some shows, and it did work for a little while. But now I think it’s a lot less effective because anyone who’s been podcasting for longer than a week and a half is receiving a ton of these types of emails. I think a better approach is to deliver value first, long before you ever pitch yourself, or really never pitch yourself. Ideally you’d get to know the person and once they get to know you, they want to have you on, your podcast.

Or, start your own! Honestly, some people say, “aw, I don’t want to start my own podcast, that would be too time-consuming.” But which is more time-consuming? Sending a thousand emails in order to get effectively 10 guest spots? Or starting your own podcast, which if you delegate some of the other work of the actual running, the post-production, which I think you should, it’s not that time-consuming. It’s the same amount of time consumption as just normal conversation that you have with peers and colleagues and that sort of thing. And then that will lead to interviews.

John Jantsch: Well, and I always tell people I’ve been pitching podcasting to every kind of business. Obviously the experts get it, but if you sell software to medical practices, interview your doctors. They’re your customers. Or they’re your prospects. It is, it’s having conversations with your customers is never gonna hurt you, you’re gonna learn more about what you’re doing, they’re gonna become more loyal, they’re gonna get plugged in, they’re gonna tell their friends, “I was on this podcast.” So there’s so many reasons for ever business to do it, you’re absolutely right.

John Corcoran: And that’s how I first got started, actually, before it was even a podcast, I just started interviewing some of my past clients and current clients, and I remember, this was about six, seven years ago now, I had an entrepreneur that started a company that eventually went public. He was actually a pretty successful entrepreneur, but he hired me only to write like an hour’s worth of work to write a small little lease for a room he was renting out in his house. Today it would be handled by Airbnb, but back then I wrote a lease. I researched this guy, I was like, “Wow, this is a really interesting guy! I’d love to have him as a client, how can I get more?” So after I did that I said, “Hey, can I come interview you afterwards?” And I ended up interviewing him and I just literally published it on my blog. I think I transcribed it, put it on my blog, and then what do you know? Like a month or so later he ends up contacting me and saying, “Hey, is there anything, is there something else you can do? Can you help me with something else?” And I’m certain that that wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for me taking the relationship further by doing that interview.

So starting with your clients and your past clients and your prospects is a great place to start. You don’t need to reach out to the Seth Godins of the world, or the Tim Ferrises of the world, which is what everyone does, they try and get those sorts of people. You don’t need to do that. Maybe you do that eventually, but you don’t need to do that when you’re getting started.

John Jantsch: Let’s talk about mentors. That’s a topic I haven’t really covered for a while. It seems like that idea, and maybe it’s because we don’t really need to go and curate a mentor relationship because we can have mentor relationships with anybody who has a podcast, maybe, I don’t know. But what’s your take on the value and process of mentorship?

John Corcoran: I think that the old-school notion of mentorship, as in it’s someone who is gonna take you under their wing, you’re gonna meet with them on a weekly basis, they’re gonna teach you to be a master craftsman or something, that’s not what people expect these days. I think you’re gonna scare someone off if you approach them and you say, “Hey, can you be my mentor?” Because they’re thinking, “oh man, this is gonna be a huge burden, huge responsibility.” But I’ve got lots of people who I would consider my mentor. They’re people who I go to from time to time, and I also try and keep the relationship one as much close to parity as possible. In other words, I want to deliver as much value to them as possible so that they want to help me. So that they want to turn around and give me advice. I think that’s a critical one. Look how you can help them. The worst thing you can do, if you want to be mentored, especially by someone who’s very successful in their career, very busy, is to try and get as much out of them as possible and to not deliver value to them.

I think delivering value to them is the way that you get mentorship these days, and I also want to just second what you said about ‘you can get mentorship from anything these days.’ From listening to a podcast, YouTube, books, that sort of thing, and actually you will annoy those successful people who have put out books, who’ve spoken on stage, who have content out there, who’ve put a lot of content out there. They’re trying to speak in a one-to-many capacity and get their message out. You send them an email for something that they’ve answered 100 different times through their blog, their speeches, and videos and all that kind of stuff, and they’re just gonna be annoyed by that. You have to be sure that you take advantage of all those resources that are out there.

John Jantsch: All right, another hot topic: mastermind groups. Again, I think they have tremendous value, and unfortunately it’s one of those things that I, you see the internet marketing crowd really sucking up, and so now it’s become a big business to run mastermind groups, but I think in their purest sense, and I believe that you actually have that as part of Rise 25, is that right?

John Corcoran: Yes, yes we do.

John Jantsch: I think in their purest sense, they can be extremely valuable, but how do you find and nurture that mastermind group that’s really gonna have value and not just be a ‘sit around and chat.’

John Corcoran: Yeah, I mean, in some ways we wouldn’t’ even be having this conversation if it weren’t for mastermind groups, right? Because you and Michael Port have been in a mastermind group, and he introduced us, so there’s great value to them. I’ve been in mastermind groups for years. First of all, not everyone knows what the idea is behind a mastermind group. A mastermind group is a collection, a meeting of peers who exchange ideas on a regular basis. It might be weekly, it might be monthly, it might be quarterly, it might be a free group of people who get together, and it might be something that’s paid. You pay a company like ours, Rise 25, in order to curate that kind of environment for you.

Whatever you do, I say just try something. Give one of them a shot. I’ve been in good mastermind groups and I’ve been in bad mastermind groups. Sometimes you just decide, “This is not a good fit for me.” I was in one a number of years back where I remember people just started complaining about other people that they’d seen who had achieved success that they didn’t’ feel deserved that level of success, and it was not constructive. That was not the type of environment I wanted to be a part of, so I dropped out of it shortly after that. But I’ve been in another mastermind group that I’ve been in now for about four years, and we’ve all grown together.

One of my friends who’s, Bjork, who’s in the mastermind group, he, when we started he was living in his parents’ basement. Now he’s running a multiple-seven-figure business. So it’s really cool to have that kind of relationship and your ideas can really feed off of one another. You can bounce ideas off of one another in a way that you can get that kind of candid feedback from people who really know you and know your needs and wants and likes and that sort of thing. So I’m a huge advocate of doing them and I say try some out and see what feels right for you.

John Jantsch: So tell us where people can find out more about the work that you’re doing, including that with Rise25, John.

John Corcoran: Awesome, John, thanks so much. So yeah, Smart Business Revolution is my original blog and podcast. is the company that I run now with Dr. Jeremy Wise, and stop by and say hello. Love to connect with people.

John Jantsch: All right, thanks John, and hopefully we’ll see you next time we’re out in either San Francisco or Santa Barbara.

John Corcoran: That’d be great, yeah. See you soon.

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The Evolution of Networking and How It Can Benefit Your Business Today

The Evolution of Networking and How It Can Benefit Your Business Today written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with John Corcoran
Podcast Transcript

John Corcoran

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is John Corcoran. He is a lawyer, former writer in the Office of Presidential Letters and Messages for the Clinton administration and former speechwriter in the California Governor’s office during the Davis administration. He and I discuss networking (which is a topic I believe is worth visiting every few months) and how it has become such an amazing aspect of growing a business.

When Corcoran founded his boutique law firm, he realized quickly the flaws of trading hours for dollars and that he’d never be truly free. After years of trying, he figured out how to diversify his revenue streams so that he now has a dozen different income streams coming into his business.

His mission is to help unhappy professional services providers who are sick of trading time for money and who want to shift to “one to many” programs and offers.

Corcoran’s writing has appeared in Forbes, Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Art of Manliness, Boost Blog Traffic, and Dumb Little Man.

Questions I ask John Corcoran:

  • How can everybody be an expert in their field and what does that even mean these days?
  • Is developing a niche the best way to go if you want to establish yourself as an expert?
  • What’s your take on the value and process of mentorship?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • How to network effectively in the digital world
  • Why podcasting can be extremely beneficial for your business
  • How to outreach effectively in today’s world

Key takeaways from the episode and more about John Corcoran:

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