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Make Your Branding and Design Irresistible with Joana Galvao

You only have between two and eight seconds to grab a website visitor’s attention before they lose interest. In that painfully brief time, you need to captivate your target audience with visuals that speak to them. This is why it’s so important to come up with your branding concepts before you begin creating your website. If you don’t get the branding right, the website design isn’t going to work effectively. Joining us today to explain all of this is Joana Galvao, co-founder of Gif Design Studios, an award-winning digital agency specializing in brand identities and design. Joana dives straight into explaining design best practices, leading to an episode that’s chock-full of actionable tips that listeners can immediately put to use to create a more effective, conversion-oriented website. Joana is intimately familiar with exactly what it takes to create compelling, actionable websites.

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Build an Audience and your Personal Brand with Podcasting with Cliff Ravenscraft

If there’s one thing that you and I definitely have in common, it’s podcasts! There’s an incredible amount to learn from podcasts whether you’re a host or a listener.  To be a truly great podcaster, you need to be a captivating storyteller while remaining true to your authentic self. To be an effective media consumer, you need to engage with it in a way that makes it more than a guilty pleasure. Cliff Ravenscraft joins me in this episode to talk about something all of us have in common: podcasts! There’s an incredible amount to learn from podcasts whether you’re a host or a listener. We talk about podcast creation, consumption, and much, much more. Cliff has been an invaluable mentor to many of today’s biggest names in podcasting. In fact, his clients created over half of the top 100 business podcasts on iTunes. So sit back and listen to my chat with the "Podcast Answer Man"!

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Creating Ridiculously Good Content with Ann Handley

We don’t need more content. We need better content. Quality content is more important than ever in the world of marketing. You shouldn’t just be focused on churning out content in an attempt to reach more customers. That’s a surefire way for your content to get lost in the ever-widening sea of information. Instead, you need to specifically identify your audience and create content that addresses their needs. Ann Handley, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, joins me today to explain what this means for you. She’s an amazing writer and marketer who knows exactly what it takes to attract, engage, and keep an audience in today’s market. Listen in to learn her secrets on how you can start making great content today!

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Build and Deliver the Most Powerfully Persuasive Presentations of Your Career with Dustin Mathews

We’ve all  been the customer outside the money-back guarantee window asking for a refund. But refunds don’t have to be commonplace. Fortunately, there are tools and techniques that you can use to minimize returns. For example, reaching out to new customers can dramatically reduce the number of people who end up asking for refunds. Dustin Mathews is here to explain this and much more about the best techniques for selling. Whether you conduct sales in person, from presentations on stage or virtually through webinars, Dustin’s advice will offer incredible value.

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Link Building Secrets of the Masters, Part 2 with Christoph Cemper

If you’re a faithful listener of the show, you probably remember the remarkable episode from a few weeks ago with Christoph Cemper. In that episode, we discussed analyzing your link profile, different types of redirects, and much more. Christoph had so much wisdom to share that we decided to do a part 2 so he can bring you more of his incredibly useful knowledge! Christoph created the remarkable LinkResearchTools, an amazing toolset with lots of incredibly useful features that I use frequently. In this second half of the conversation, we spend more time digging into 302 versus 301 redirects. We then go into depth about what to do if you’ve received penalties (whether algorithmic or manual) and how to perform an effective cleanup process. In the lightning round at the end, Christoph offers even more amazing value, including a chance to win a free spot at his upcoming training event in Las Vegas.