Having a hundred thousand engaged followers on Twitter is far more than just an internet status symbol. It can open innumerable doors, both professionally and personally. Investing time, effort, and energy into creating such a following is in fact an investment in your own success. It can lead to career opportunities, fundraising success, and even the chance to go on all-expenses-paid trips! The question, though, is how you develop a large and engaged following. Ben Landis and Michael Tetro (who just goes by Tetro) are the founders of Fanbase, a social media technology platform that helps brands and celebrities to massively expand their reach. I’ve used the tool myself and have seen a dramatic increase in my followers, as I’ll explain on the show! Fanbase came about after Ben grew his personal Twitter from 150 followers all the way up to 1.5 million over the course of two years. Together, they’ve helped more than 600 clients gain more than 40 million real followers, and they’re here today to share their advice and strategies with you.
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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.
One of the tricky (and frustrating) things about SEO is that once you’re penalized by Google, it can be hard to recover. This is particularly true for manual penalties, as opposed to algorithmic penalties. And, as if that in itself weren’t stressful enough, there’s an added stressor in the fact that Google has a history of penalizing retroactively. My guest today is Christoph Cemper, a guru at link analysis who has been a noteworthy figure in the online marketing space since the early 2000s. He created the remarkable LinkResearchTools, an amazing toolset that can help you triage your bad links. One of the tricky (and frustrating) things about SEO is that once you’re penalized by Google, it can be hard to recover. This is particularly true for manual penalties, as opposed to algorithmic penalties. Today, we’ll chat about analyzing your link profile, the important differences between 302 and 301 redirects, and much more.
There are two main kinds of learning: informative learning and transformative learning. Informative learning, as its name suggests, is when you learn information; this is the kind of learning you might get from books on sales tactics and techniques, for example. Transformative learning, on the other hand, occurs when an experience transforms the way you experience your life from that time on. I hope that all of my Marketing Speak episodes offer valuable informative learning, but I truly believe that this one can offer transformative learning as well. My guest, Ephraim Olschewski, is someone who has had a profound impact on my life -- and I hope he will on yours as well. Ephraim is a high-performance coach for executives and business owners, with his rates starting at $100k a year for individuals and $1 million a year for organizations. Despite these high-value deals, he doesn’t use contracts at all. In this conversation, he explains the compelling reason why, and offers insight into how to show up powerfully in your business and the world. I hope that all of my Marketing Speak episodes offer valuable informative learning, but I truly believe that this one can offer transformative learning as well.
There’s one simple trick that builds rapport over the phone faster than any other: using the name of the person you’re talking to frequently through the conversation. It can feel odd to do this, but don’t worry, the other person won’t (consciously) notice. Subconsciously, though, they will absolutely notice -- and they’ll feel a level of connection and trust that will lead to being more receptive of everything you can offer. We're joined today by Nick Cownie. Nick is an award-winning entrepreneur who specializes in rapid mindset change. He says that there’s one simple trick that builds rapport over the phone faster than any other: using the name of the person you’re talking to frequently through the conversation. Nick shares mindset techniques for overcoming the fear of rejection and turning cold calls into cash. Nick and I met in the Secret Society mastermind group, and I was so impressed with him that I invited him to share his advice for marketing success.