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Communication for Quiet Leaders with Tom Yorton

By Liston Witherill / May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Communication for Quiet Leaders with Tom Yorton

Leadership, like personalities, comes in different shapes and sizes. Introversion or extroversion is not about how shy or social you are; it is about how you derive your energy.  Introverted leaders who struggle with communication, succeed when they understand the underlying needs and benefits for those they lead.  Today, our guest is Tom Yorton of…

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Brand Purpose For Your Clients and Agency with Betsy Henning of Aha

By Liston Witherill / May 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Brand Purpose For Your Clients and Agency with Betsy Henning of Aha

A brand’s purpose should be the center of attention in order to gain success. A brand with a strong purpose not only helps the overall good of society but also helps customers know what they stand for through purpose-driven brand actions. In a world in which consumers can quickly find out if a brand is…

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Building Diverse Teams with Elena Christopoulos

By Liston Witherill / April 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Building Diverse Teams with Elena Christopoulos

There is an increasing body of evidence that diverse teams of varying racial and ethnic makeup produce better results. They perform better financially, gain a competitive edge when recruiting top talent, experience less employee turnover, and offer greater benefits for those they serve. Today, our guest is Elena Christopoulos. A very busy consultant who builds…

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How to Establish Authority with Bob Lalasz

By Liston Witherill / April 23, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Establish Authority with Bob Lalasz

One of the most powerful ways to establish authority is through thought leadership. It is all about sharing ideas, insights and valuable information to your target audience with the goal of solving their problem and improve lives. Being a respected expert is essential in new customer acquisition and retention. Acting as a visionary expert makes…

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Building a Personal Brand While Running a Successful Agency with Kurt Schmidt

By Liston Witherill / April 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Personal Brand While Running a Successful Agency with Kurt Schmidt

A personal brand is one of the most powerful ways to differentiate you and your company from the competition. Developing a personal brand in the digital age requires a whole lot of time, strategy, and patience. My guest today is Kurt Schmidt of The Foundry, who prides himself on being an inspirational leader who solves…

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Lead Qualification Process That’s Automatic, with Tom Miller

By Liston Witherill / April 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Lead Qualification Process That’s Automatic, with Tom Miller

Leads can be acquired in many different ways, from referrals through customers, white papers, social media and more. Deploying a survey with customized questions will help you be sure that you’re only talking to the most qualified people, who are most likely to buy. My guest today is Tom Miller, founder of Email for Experts.…

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Conference Networking Tips with Andy Storch

By Liston Witherill / April 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Conference Networking Tips with Andy Storch

One of the main reasons we go to conferences is to make new relationships. Understanding how to network at a conference, and going in with the right strategy, can be a turning point for your business or career. My guest today is Andy Storch, from Advantage Performance Group. He reveals his strategy to network efficiently…

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Using Marketing Events to Establish Authority, with Erin Joy

By Liston Witherill / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Using Marketing Events to Establish Authority, with Erin Joy

We’ve covered in previous episodes how to build your authority in your market and what efforts are needed to do so. Here’s something you can add to that list: marketing events. Getting your business’s name out there can be challenging, but if you have an event organized that’s intriguing to guests before they even arrive,…

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How to Become a Keynote Speaker with James Taylor

By Liston Witherill / March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Become a Keynote Speaker with James Taylor

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a keynote speaker, it may come as no surprise that it’s not a linear journey. To speak on a certain topic in your field and establish yourself as an expert takes quite a bit of effort and self-reflection, as well. From managing bands and touring around the world,…

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Building a Thriving Professional Community with Will Bachman

By Liston Witherill / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Thriving Professional Community with Will Bachman

As an independent consultant, it’s important to have a strong network and professional community you can lean on and work with when needed. There are so many benefits to building a community in your network beyond the possibility of landing more projects. My guest today is Will Bachman, co-founder of Umbrex. Umbrex is an online…

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