Hello Shareable Community! We're here at our 20th episode, and we brought Amy R. Brooks on to celebrate this milestone. Introduced to us by good friend of the show - Doug Sandler - Amy is a writing coach for established entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their brand by writing a book that shares their message. She hosts the VoicePenPurpose podcast for first time authors, offers consulting and publishing services, and will be hosting writing retreats in Costa Rica beginning this summer. Amy is the author of three books and has co-authored, ghostwritten, and published many more. We couldn't have wished for a better 20th episode! Just in the first five minutes, Amy and Jeff exchange writing tips that have already impacted how I, the producer, think about my writing process. They talk about writing rituals, tips, tricks, processes, productivity, and strategies. So if you've been stuck trying to write the great American novel or anything else for that matter, you don't want to miss this episode!
Hello Shareable Community! It's May! Finally, we're ready for the warm weather and sunshine. We'd thought we usher those good vibes in with our old friend Lynette Young. Lynette is a marketing technology professional, speaker, and published author with a focus on digital marketing and implementation services. Outside her speaking, Lynette spends her days as co-founder and Sorceress of Marketing at ClaimWizard, a SaaS platform specifically created for the public adjuster and advocacy industry. She's a sought after expert in social media marketing technology since 2006, who has worked with clients of all sizes ranging from Google, Twitter, Harlequin Publishing, and American Airlines to HVAC installers, an email marketing service provider, local appliance retailers, other agencies, corporate franchises, and public adjusting firms. And she's a lifelong Jersey Girl, who lives between Philadelphia and New York City. Ya'll aren't going to want to miss this one. These wonder twins talk entrepreneurship, Iron Man iPhone capabilities, podcasting, and technology through the ages. Go ahead, click that play button and enjoy.
Hello Shareable community! Here we are again, finally nearing the end of April, and we've got Matt Miller in the house! Matt graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was an Air Force pilot for 9 years.Post-military, Matt worked in both the medical and advertising fields as a top performer. His long-term desire was to start a business to build a lifestyle based on freedom and choice. A conversation with a good friend led him on a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt's franchising company to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Starting with an investment of $100 he has built School Spirit Vending into a multi-million dollar vending business. Friends, Matt's a pretty interesting dude with a complicated entrepreneurial journey, as they tend to be. We get into his setbacks, and how he used technology and advice from meaningful relationships to overcome them. We also got to talk about the cool stuff he does besides running a franchise and raising over 4 million dollars for schools like his comic book company. There? Ya hooked? Okay good, now go listen.
Hey, it's Thursday! Our almost-Friday gift to you is here. It's Jon Steiert. And boy are we excited to have this guy on the show! Do you know who Jon Steiert is, and why we were so stoked to have him on? He was True Voice Media's first employee! And since then, he's spread his wings to leave the True Voice nest, and become kind of a big deal at Pet360. Full disclosure: Pet360 is one our clients, and a lot of that is thanks to Jon helping us find our way to each other. At Pet360, Jon is the senior manager of E-commerce content. Fancy, right? He's a lover of his wife, comedy, hockey, and, of course, animals. If we could turn time capsules into audio entertainment this would be it. This episode is a special one because Jeff and Jon get to go back in time to the birth of our agency and talk about everything that's happened since. If you love learning about humble beginnings this is a great episode to listen to because you won't only hear about how True Voice Media got started, but also how Jon got his start in social. In Jon's own word's, "I have a career thanks to Jeff Gibbard." So go on, put those earbuds in, and enjoy this Delorean ride into some very shareable history.
Happy Monday Shareable listeners! Today, we've got Scott Dubois on the show! Who is he? Well we'll tell ya. Scott is the cofounder of Pidalia, a digital agency that provides clients with solutions to their challenges in advertising, software design, and business process management. With an extensive background in information technology, Scott specializes in media selection, campaign strategy, and analytics. He also applies knowledge of business processes through consultation with clients. His consulting focuses on enhancing his clients’ relationships with existing audiences and helping them reach new audiences. Awesome, right? As Jeff points out, these guys have a lot in common. Here's what's in store in this episode: Facebook vs. Snapchat, AI, agency life, and just two digital marketers trading tips.
Hello Shareable family! We've got Santos Gonzalez on the show today! Full disclosure: Santos is one of our clients at True Voice Media, and he's one of Jeff's bros, so you'll definitely hear these guys bro out during the episode. Santos is the CEO and Founder of ManeStreem, a beauty on demand app. It's like Uber for beauty. If you want to get a haircut, manicure, massage, you just open up your ManeStreem app, select your service, and it comes to you. Wild, right? Before the app, Santos wrote a real-estate book, worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and then left the corporate world to start his app. So he's an entrepreneur turned corporate man turned entrepreneur again. Listeners, you may love this episode simply because listening to Santos talk about anything is energizing. But beyond that, you'll hear Jeff and Santos get into innovation, passion, future technology, role models, team building, and so much more. You won't want to miss this lovable bro sesh. Oh and one more thing, if you download the ManeStreem App and use the promo code JEFF, you'll get 30% off of your first purchase.
Shareable listeners, boy are we excited to bring you today's episode. Episodes like this one are the reason why we started this podcast: to share incredible stories about people and technology. Aaron Walker is our guest this week. He has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective by examining his life events and growing from them. Aaron’s new book, where he goes more in-depth into those experiences, is called View From The Top, which will be released June 2017. Aaron's got one hell of a story. You could call him the ultimate comeback kid, or you could call his experience exemplary of the human struggle. However you interpret it, the man's been through a lot, most of which he manages to summarize in the first five minutes of the show, but here's why you should stick around for the rest of the episode; despite his successful business, retirement, and re-entrance in the working world, Aaron's life "came to a screeching halt," leaving him feeling lost, but this very experience eventually shaped Aaron into the person he is today. And most of us have a story like that, or if we don't, we might be at the beginning of our story unable to see where we'll end up and if it's all worth it. No matter where you're at in your journey, take a listen to this episode because we can all use a little perspective. Click to tweet: "Always know, unless you ask." -Aaron Walker
SHOW NOTES How Aaron uses tech: Aaron is obviously an early adopter, 10/10 on the tech ease of use scale, and content producer, but how is he using technology on the daily? He's a proactive learner, conference junkie, who's constantly working on personal improvement and finding ways to incorporate technology into that process. One thing you can go do today: Stop lying to yourself, and conduct a personal assessment of what you want and where you want to be. Apps in his Dock: Messages, Phone, Facebook, & Gmail One app he can't live without: TextExpander Last Social Media left standing: Facebook One book you should read: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (we know we've mentioned this before, but now you know you just have to read it) Desired Superpower: To build relationships even faster ADDITIONAL NOTES viewfromthetop/shareable CONNECT WITH JEFF
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SPECIAL THANKS TO Caroline, our Producer. Thanks for everything you do to make this show happen. Ray, our Audio Engineer. Thanks for cleaning up our voices and adding all that sexy production value. John Lithgow. We want to thank you, but we're also confused. How are you always playing a lovable murderer? @trailanderror
Hello Shareable Community! We're starting off the week with our good pal Nick Eubanks! Here's the scoop on our guest! He's a 5x digital entrepreneur with experience building and scaling sites in UGC, Ecommerce, and premium content. Nick's a lover of all things cars, wine, watches, and whiskey. Heavy on 311, light on Country. In this episode, Nick and Jeff get real about the struggles of entrepreneurship. A lot of the times, entrepreneurs paint a purposeful picture of themselves loving every moment of the grind, when for many the grind is in fact a fucking grind. Nick really opened up about his entrepreneurial journey. A journey full of bad partnerships, unreasonable standards, looming bankruptcies, and heartbreak. BUT he also shares the true highs that an entrepreneurial lifestyle can bring. We loved this episode because it offers fuller view of entrepreneurship, so this one's for those of you going through it. Ten years in. Overnight success. Whatever! We know you have struggled. Come join us for 44 minutes for a good group bitch sesh and hopefully some reaffirmation from Nick and Jeff.
Shareable listeners, this Thursday we've got a super awesome guest on the show. It's Dr. Timaree Schmit! Here's what she's all about. Dr. Timaree Schmit earned her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University, where she now trains future sexologists and clinicians as an adjunct professor. Her passion is bringing rational empirically-based sex-positive information to the world and empowering others to celebrate their bodies, build intimacy, and experience pleasure. She hosts an award-winning podcast, Sex with Timaree, and a BYOB sex ed, comedy/game show "DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour," writes for Philly Weekly, hosts a dance class, and does promotion and events for burlesque shows in Philadelphia. Timaree is a force of nature, who truly is doing the lord's work. Please just go listen to this episode right now. All we have to say is YAS QUEEN. And once again, thank you for your patience with our random audio problems. The audio lags from 28:15 to 29:11, but please don't stop listening because Timaree's really great.
Shareable family, we are thrilled to be bringing to your ears Dr. James Kelley on our third episode of the week! Dr. James Kelley is the founder and CEO of the recently relocated BraveEndurance (now based in the UAE). He is also the host of the "Executives After Hours: Real Conversations with Leaders" podcast. James has developed strong partnerships around the world and brings them to the table in his work with clients and on the air. Friends, we loved this episode. James got so honest with us. To demonstrate just how honest, we recommend reading the suggested talking points below. Suggested talking points: Rain-making, Content Creators, Mega Preachers, Online Dating, Catholicism, Surrogate Families, College Kids, Ex-Girlfriends, AI, and The classic Ph.D or Peace Corps debate. PS. Sorry about the random phone call at 9:12. Jeff didn't turn off his ringtone before he entered the Ol' Podcasting Theatre.
Shareable listeners, are you ready? Are you REALLY ready for today’s guest? We’ve got Jeffrey Hayzlett on the show! THE Jeffrey Hayzlett. Yanno, primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It., global business celebrity, speaker, leading business expert, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, of which Shareable is a proud member. Friends, this episode is really fucking Shareable. Jeff and Jeffrey get into apps, the cost of early adoption, products and services that “capture human behavior,” Roomba gripes, Snapchat, unintentional influencers and this all goes down in only 35 minutes.
Shareable family, we’ve got one of our dear friends and fellow WeWorkers Parchelle Hotten on the show this Wednesday! Parchelle Hotten is a former high school math teacher turned entrepreneur. A native of Virginia Beach, her video production company Fresh Level Productions has served a number of clients from Verizon to The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts. Her passion for education continues, as she currently speaks on all kinds of video marketing topics. She's been featured online in CNN, FOX and Wall Street. So yeah, she's pretty awesome. We loved having Parchelle on the show. Here are just a few of the topics covered: Circuit City, Clipart, 3D Printing, and Dramatic Grandmothers. Obviously, you've gotta check this one out.
Shareable listeners, we have a treat for you this Monday, especially if you're a regular listener of Six Pixels of Separation with Mitch Joel like we are. We've got Joseph Jaffe on the show! Of course, you may recognize him from Jaffe and Joel, which is how we found him. He is the CEO and Founder of a company called Evol8tion, which is an innovation boutique in the business of helping corporates connect with early stage startups to solve real business problems. He’s also written four books. You may have heard of them: Life After the 30-Second Spot, Join the Conversation, Flip the Funnel, and Z.E.R.O. But before the books and the business, he was an agency man on Madison Avenue. But don't hold that against him. Jaffe really does spill the juice here on Shareable. Joseph and Jeff talk about pretty much everything: Joseph's journey, his struggle to accept advice, his role model (or lack of), and the general evolution of technology and our willingness to adopt it. This really is an incredible episode that you won't want to miss.
Hello Shareable fam, we've got a great new episode with the girl herself Neslihan Ozdemir. Neslihan Ozdemir is the content creator and host of the show Girl On The Bike, a travel and lifestyle video series and Girl On The Mattress, a mattress and sleep products review site. Oh, and a real estate agent in New York. No biggie. But before the bike and the mattress, she was an engineer living in a great apartment, but something was missing. So she did some soul searching and made a change. She moved to New York, and left engineering behind for a new career in marketing with a focus on SEO and social media. Full disclosure: we met Nesli through one of our clients: Nuvanna. They're an online mattress retailer, she's an online mattress reviewer. It was kismet, you could say. Or not. We loved having her on the show. We got a chance to talk about growing up in Turkey, and how books brought her out of her country and exposed her to the world. And like many of our guests, we learn how technology changed Nesli's life.
Hello Shareable listeners, Oprah’s here and today we’re pulling back the curtain. But before we begin, you must choose the blue pill or the red pill. That’s right we’re taking you into the Matrix today with our guest Tom Schwab. Tom is a podcaster, on our podcast, talking about his company that helps other people get featured on...you guessed it, podcasts. Very meta, we know. 💁 Tom is the founder of Interview Valet, a company that helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, and soloprenuers get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into leads. Friends, this episode touches on something that the Shareable team strongly champions as one of the most important unseen benefits of podcasting. Jeff and Tom talk about the true value of relationships. This episode, in true Shareable fashion, enters vulnerable territory with Tom about one of the most influential people in his life. Just go ahead and give it a listen, we know you'll find this one very Shareable.
Shareable Family, I don’t know if you’re ready for the Travis Wright. Having a conversation with Travis is like listening to 10 TED talks at once. This guy is a seemingly endless source of vision and knowledge. "So what does he do," you ask. All of it. He does it ALL. Travis is a successful author, consultant, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, data & analytics geek, tech journalist, growth hacker, podcast host, and self-deemed “mediocre stand-up comic.” We’ll be the judge of that Travis. Today, he is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Technology Officer at CCP Digital, a Kansas City & SF based digital ad & content agency. Throughout his career, he has helped hundreds of B2B & B2C companies, well-funded startups, SMBs, and the Fortune 100. He is also a columnist at Inc. Magazine, podcast host of VentureBeat's VB Engage, and author of his first book with Wiley & Sons, Digital Sense, which was published in December 2017. Needless to say, we’re big Travis fans here at Shareable. And we're really excited to bring you this new, info-packed episode.
That’s right, we're calling in The Wolf, Marty Wolff that is. Marty is the president of Marty Wolff Business Solutions, an executive coaching and consulting practice focused on helping clients improve their sales and profits. He also hosts a regional business show called Tec Bridge Radio, and the nationally recognized Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff on C-Suite Radio. At the center of all of his work, Marty is a business journalist. He’s all about learning and sharing his knowledge with his clients, colleagues, and listeners.
Our guest is Denise Lee Yohn. Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand-building for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer. Denise is the author of the bestselling book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest (Jossey-Bass) and the e-book Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do.
Our first guest is Doug Sandler.
Doug Sandler is a nationally recognized speaker and writer with extensive business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First, is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.
As a podcaster, Doug has interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington from HuffPost, Dan Harris from Good Morning America, Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff, and dozens of celebs. He specializes in teaching others the "how-to's" of building relationships and strengthening connections.
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