[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today is here to shake things up a bit. Mike Brown of The Brainzooming™ Group is anything but a typical speaker or consultant.
For example, his recent TEDx talk was unlike any other that I’ve seen. He literally let the audience chart the course of his talk as it unfolded.
This was a bold and creative move. But that level of flexibility and customization is apparently the norm for Mike when he speaks these days.
His professional background: Mike Brown has been at the forefront of leading Fortune 500 culture change as a vice president of marketing, developing new approaches in research and simplified tools for innovation, strategic planning, and aligning sales, marketing and communications strategies. He’s also won multiple awards for his strategic brand-building approach relating to NASCAR and conference event marketing.
Mike has been a frequent, repeat speaker for a variety of leading organizations. His clients include the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the American Marketing Association, the PR Society of America, and the CMO Summit, to name just a few.
In this content-rich interview, Mike reveals how to customize your presentations — based on audience input — and stand out as a speaker! Scroll down to our Podcast Player now and have a listen.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] If I ranked my guests based on their LinkedIn expertise, plus energy and passion, then my guest today would probably be at the top of the list. Patrick O’Malley, aka 617-PATRICK, clearly loves teaching. Today he’s here to teach us how to find and win more ideal clients by using LinkedIn as a powerful search engine and sales tool. (Want an example? Check out this amazing tip.)
Patrick is a well-respected Social Media Speaker and Consultant. In 2012, he was the First Place winner of the National Speakers Association’s “Rising Star 2012” professional speaker competition. Patrick is a nationally known expert on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and SEO. He’s also a regular contributor to Fox TV News, Boston’s Ch 4 News, Ch 7 News, and New England Cable News as a social media and Internet expert.
Before starting his own company, 617-PATRICK Social Media Training, Patrick was the VP of Operations for Northern Light, the search engine that was Google’s top competitor in the year 2000. His deep experience in that arena is at the root of his innovative approach to using LinkedIn as a powerful search engine / sales tool.
Will Patrick’s unique LinkedIn tips leave you amazed? I’d be surprised if they didn’t. Scroll down to the Podcast Player and have a listen!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] How can you write marketing copy that sets you apart from your competition and moves your ideal clients to action? That’s the key challenge that my guest, Susan Gunelius, helps us to address in this episode of the podcast.
Some background: Susan has an impressive track record in marketing and business spanning 20+ years. As a corporate marketing leader, she directed the marketing efforts of some major organizations, such as the U.S. divisions of AT&T and HSBC Bank. Later, she became a successful entrepreneur, and an author writing ten business books.
Today, Susan is President and CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications firm based in Florida. KeySplash Creative has a reputation for providing outstanding content marketing, branding, copywriting, and social media marketing services. Her clients include large companies like Citibank and Cox Communications, and a select group of small business marketing clients around the world.
In this lively interview, Susan discusses her interesting approach to:
- using hype-free copywriting to build trust
- aligning your copy with your long-term strategy and goals
- determining the right focus for your content
- taking advantage of the compounding effect of blogging
- narrowing your brand promise to stand out from the pack
- building your email list
You’ll want to have a pen handy for this content-rich episode. Scroll down to the Podcast Player below and listen now!