Speaking is the fast path to demonstrating your credibility. Speaking is also how you share your expertise - on stages, on podcasts, on videos, and even on TV. Yet, surprisingly, many subject matter experts and entrepreneurs are either uncomfortable or unskilled at presenting in front of the audience. And often the speech gets worse the larger the audience. It’s uncanny how an audience of ten thousand can cause knees to knock and voices to quiver. The good news is, great speakers are made, not born. Becoming a great speaker takes practice, yes. Yet it is a skill that can be honed over time. And no matter how good you are at it, you should hone it. I myself feel I have a ways to go, even though I've given thousands of presentations around the world. I’ve honed my craft over the last two and a half decades, but my biggest breakthrough in speaking came about this year, while attending a course called Heroic Public Speaking grad program. And the instructor? Today’s guest, Michael Port. Michael earned his MFA in acting from NYU 25 years ago, then began working in TV, film, and theater. Now, he teaches non-actors what actors know on how to give better performances both onstage and off. Michael is the author of eight books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show. They've been translated into 29 languages and been on the bestseller lists of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. His clients include Disney, Best Buy, Guardian, Olympians, Navy Seals, FBI agents, Astronauts, and thousands of others who care deeply about making a difference in the world. This jam-packed conversation not only covers how to have an outstanding stage presence your audience will never forget, but also how you can become a better, more authentic, and present communicator both in business and in life. On with the show!
Many of us may take it for granted, but the quality of our voice plays a huge role in our lives- both business and personal. The sound of your voice is oftentimes the basis of someone’s first impression of you. And as such, your voice plays a critical role in your sales and marketing. How you speak and how you present yourself on stage determines to a large degree how persuasive your presentation or sales pitch will be. It only takes a split second for your prospects or audience to decide whether you’re credible, interesting, and worthy of their time. Would you believe that if you’re not happy with the voice you have now, you can change it and become a better communicator? It’s true. My guest for this episode number 216 is Roger Love. He’s recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice, and his clients include Tony Robbins, John Mayer, Selena Gomez, Brendon Burchard, Simon Sinek, Reese Witherspoon, and Bradley Cooper, to name a few. My wife, Orion, and I had the pleasure of attending one of Roger’s events earlier this year, called Voice of Success, and we were blown away! We learned so much valuable stuff from the multi-day curriculum that I had to have Roger on this show. He’s actually already been a guest on my other show Get Yourself Optimized – episode 68 – and that too is an amazing episode, so check it out. In this episode, we are going to learn from Roger what it takes to become a better speaker and communicator, so that you can share your message as powerfully as possible and change the world in the process. On with the show!
Link Building is an essential component to SEO, yet it is often given short shrift, probably because so much of it is outside of our control, at least in comparison to on-page SEO. While the on-page stuff can be quite technically complex in terms of the diagnosis and the implementation, after all, that's why a lot of companies bring me in to help them, at least it's pretty straightforward and that you are the master of your own destiny. Either you implement, or you don't. With link building, not so much. There's a lot of spray and pray happening, which obviously isn't very effective. Effective link building is digital public relations. It's also mastering the science of persuasion- that wildcard element of the webmasters, bloggers, journalists deciding to link to your site doesn't have to be so much outside of your control. Yet too many businesses wind up throwing link building and the outreach side of it in particular into the too hard basket. This is a shame because it's often a massive missed opportunity that's leveraged against them by their competitors. One company that has been a huge innovator and link building is Pitchbox. Pitchbox isn't just a tool, it's a robust platform that allows you to automate large chunks of the link building process, making outreach easier and saving you hundreds of hours. I should know; my team actually uses this tool. On this episode number 199, I'm joined by serial entrepreneur and Pitchbox co-founder Michael Geneles. If you've struggled to scale your link building efforts or even failed to get them off the ground, today's episode is going to be a godsend. We're going to be talking a lot about link building best practices. And Michael will be revealing plenty of insider knowledge, including his theory on why you should run your link building team like a sales team. Forget the old school link building techniques you've learned in the past because this is going to be next-level stuff. If you're looking to get the jump on your competitors online, stick around and let's get this party started.
Imagine that you’re jobless and struggling to make ends meet. You hear about a program that can teach you to make money working on your own so you submit an application. You make it to the final round of applicants, only to get a call saying you’ve been rejected and the program has chosen someone else. What do you you? Do you accept the rejection? Plan to apply again next year? Or tell them that they’ve clearly made a mistake and you’re the right choice for the program? Today you’ll learn how to turn this kind of rejection into a new opportunity. Robert Allen is here to inspire you to do extraordinary things in your business and to transform your finances. Robert is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has already written 11 books (and has 10 more in him).
There are a few Internet Marketers that are in the “inner circle”. These are the people who understand the tried and true principles of marketing along with the coolest and latest techniques. I just a happen to have one of these people on my show today. Bart Baggett is a marketing expert, bestselling author, speaker, and leader of a marketing mastermind. He is also an expert in NLP and handwriting analysis. He understands marketing and the human behaviour behind the marketing concepts. Today, we discuss the new breed of marketers who are doing funnel marketing. Using chatbots like ManyChat in conjunction with Facebook ads to begin a conversation that can lead to more authenticity and possible conversion. We talk about creating lead machines where trust is built through sharing information that answers real problems, and how understanding your business model and what you are selling is the basis for creating a marketing plan. We talk about membership sites, online courses, and how much time you need to invest when selling high-end and lower-end products.