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Book a Speaking Gig with Grant Baldwin

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Featured Guest: Grant Baldwin

Do you want to know how to get paid to speak? You’ll find out today with our guest expert, Grant Baldwin.

Today, we are focusing on getting booked and paid to speak – how do we do it, how do we start, what do you need to get started and so much more. This is a question that I hear a lot, so I thought we’d take an episode to completely dive into it and get all of your questions answered.

Grant Baldwin is a national speaker, author, and host of one of the top ranked business podcasts in iTunes called “How’d You Get Into That?” Today he continues to encourage and inspire people to find and do work they love.

Part of doing work that you love may include speaking to get your name out there, establish authority, generate new leads and sales. Grant is here to tell us how to find and book those gigs, and get paid for them.

He’s also included a very special gift for us – a recording of his webinar that goes in depth into this very topic. You can find it here.

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Grant’s Website

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Take action, accomplish your goals by applying Neuroscience with Dr. Srini Pillay

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Today’s Featured Guest: Dr. Srini Pillay

Dr. Srini Pillay-CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, one the Top 20 Movers and Shakers in Leadership development in The World and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Srini Pillay is a humanist and pioneer in the field of executive coaching, and is dedicated to collaborating with world class experts to bring solutions to a diversity of the world’s psychological problems. His expertise is widely sought out internationally, and he has been interviewed on CNN, Fox, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and many other media outlets.

[Speaking in 2015? Make sure you’re not making this one major mistake]

He joins us today to talk about how we can use neuroscience to bring our business to the next level. We’ve talked about using neuroscience in previous shows – most recently when we spoke with Susan Weinschenk on episode 29 where she told us how to use neuroscience to get your browsers to click on your website where you want them to click.

Today, we’re taking a more internal approach and looking at how we can take our performance to the next level by understanding and applying neuroscience.

Dr. Pillay covers two techniques – one technique to get the thinking and the action part of our brain to turn on and stay on so we can accomplish our goals. Next, he shows us how we can become more solution focused and therefore find the solutions to our problems.

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You can find Dr. Pillay in the following places around the Web:

Neuro Business Group Website

Connect with Dr. Pillay in Twitter

Connect with Dr. Pillay on Google+

Connect with Dr. Pillay in LinkedIn


Dr. Pillay Youtube Channel

Burnout Buster

Speaking in 2015? Don’t just make an impression, make a sale. Learn more here. 

Discover and Fulfill your Passion with Joleene Moody


Discover and Fulfill your Passion

Today’s Featured Guest: Joleene Moody

Hey everyone, we’re back from break and ready to kick off 2015 – as I hope you all are as well. If you’re past of the Clearly Influential Community, you likely already know, but for those of you who haven’t yet signed up, I’ll fill you in here as well – I’ve put together a 5-part series that will really help you just smash your 2015 business goals. I took some interviews from this past year that I think will really help you do that.

Today – we’re still sticking with this new year, new you kind of theme. We’re talking with Joleene Moody about discovering your passion and figuring out how to  actually make money by pursuing it. If you’ve started 2015 feeling like, eh, I’m not really where I’m supposed to be, Joleene is going to help.

Joleene Moody understands all to well what it’s like to change careers, take big risks, and drive blindly into the unknown. She spent 10 years as a television reporter and anchor before she realized it wasn’t where she was meant to be. When it got to the point where she couldn’t live another day merely existing, she boldly stepped out of her comfort zone and financial safety net to follow the dreams and passions within her. Today she is a published author, passion shift coach and speaker, guiding writers, artists and entertainers to a place within where they can uncover and discover who and what they are truly meant to be and do, while profiting handsomely from their deepest desires.

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You can find Joleene in the following places in the Web:

Connect with Joleene on Twitter

Connect with Joleene on Facebook

Connect with Joleene on LinkedIn


Joleene’s Youtube Channel

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Increase Sales by Profit Hacking with Steve Daar

Increase Sales by Profit Hacking

Today’s Featured Guest: Steve Daar

Hey everyone – we’re quickly approaching the holidays and the new year and looking forward to building our business in 2015. I’ve pulled back on the production schedule over the holiday season, but I just had to release this episode because my friend Steve Daar has just released a book that I was lucky enough to get a chance to read  – and I want to make sure that you get it too before we jump into the new year. I think if you’re in the middle of figuring out a marketing plan for the new year, or if you’re wondering where you should focus your time or resources, this interview is really going to help.

The book is all about focusing on the most important things that will give you the biggest results when it comes to making a profit.

Today’s interview is with the founder of Conversion for Good, a marketing agency that serves businesses and non-profit organizations that have a mission.

After learning from multiple early entrepreneurial failures, investing thousands of hours and managing over $1.3 million in online advertising spend for Fortune 500 level businesses, our guest wrote the book, Profit Hacking.

It’s a great book that really breaks down the formula for growing your business. If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels sometimes, or feel like you need some direction when it comes to increasing profit, Steve is going to help us out here.

Enjoy the show, happy holidays, and we’ll be back after the new year to kick off 2015.

You can find Steve in the following places in the Web:

Steve’s Website

Follow Steve on Twitter

Connect with Steve on LinkedIn

Connect with Steve on Google+

Profit Hacking Website


Steve’s Blog

Conversion For Good Blog

Profit Hacking: The Web Entrepreneur’s 3 Part Formula For Maximizing Success

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Special Series: Smash your business goals in 2015

Special Series: Smash your business goals in 2015



When I think of starting a new year, I always flash back to the eve of 2000. On the verge of not only a new year, but also a new decade and a brand new century, I was open to whatever came my way. With rumors of the potential tech crash of Y2K, who knew if the world was ending or just getting started?

Fast forward 15 years and not much has changed. We still don’t know what the future holds or where life will take us. But, if you’re like me, you probably want some control over 2015, especially when it comes to your business. We all have goals and expectations, but how will we accomplish those goals? Better yet, how will you completely smash these goals and achieve more than you ever thought possible?

In 2014, I was honored to have interviewed some of the best business minds and super-star sales experts alive today. I’ve taken a look at the advice that they’ve provided, sorted through it all, and have put together a 5 part series that will take you from finding clarity to business success. This series is a great primer for your upcoming year.

This series is designed to make sure you absolutely smash those business goals in 2015!

This isn’t your typical goal setting post. I assume you have that part taken care of already. If you don’t, I’ve been absolutely loving some of the shows that Lewis Howes over at The School of Greatness is putting out. You’ll find some great goal setting episodes there. But, if you’ve set your goals and are ready to move your business forward, I absolutely recommend this series. The guests were all incredible and they are all absolutely genius in their own way.

Check out the episodes below. I recommend following them in order, but if you prefer to jump around, that’ll work too. Enjoy!

I. Get clear (Find Clarity and Focus, Terry Wildemann) 

Clarity is also the first step in creating any message. If you have a business, you’re sending a message out to the world. Decide what that is so you can communicate effectively. Terry Wildemann will rock your socks with all of her great advice.

II. Tell your story (How to Get Customers to Beg to Work with You by Creating Your Personal Brand Story, Nicole K. Lundy)

Once you’re clear, you can start to craft your brand story. How do you want the world to see you? Nicole Lundy gives great tips for creating a brand story that really reaches your audience so they’re more willing to work with you. Get this one step right and the rest of your marketing efforts will become much easier (and more effective).

III. Communicate effectively (Personal Responsibility and Effective Communication, Susan Leahy)

Susan Leahy talks about effective communication and how we can use it in our businesses and lives to accomplish big things. This is the next step to accomplishing your major goals in 2015.

IV. Infuse fun and profit (Infuse Fun, Flow and Profit into your Business, Carolyn Herfurth)

Now you’re ready. Now you can do what you love and be successful at it. Carolyn Herfurth gives great advice for supporting the business and life that you want – this episode even comes with a cheat sheet so you can get to work applying the knowledge right away.

V. Find Business success(Follow these 5 Laws to find Business Success, Bob Burg)

Finally, make sure your business is successful in any market. The business genius, Bob Burg, lays out the formula that you can use in any market to turn customers into your biggest fans.

Did you enjoy this series? If you did, share it with a friend! They’ll thank you, and so will I 🙂

Also, leave a comment below. I’d love to know how you plan to use the advice in your business in 2015.


Marketing that touches their heart with Stan Phelps

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Today’s Featured Guest: Stan Phelps

Hey everyone! It’s Sandy – back for episode 36 of the Clearly Influential Podcast – the show that’s dedicated to helping you – the solopreneur and small business owner – beef up sales – by improving your communication skills. Today’s show is alllllll about cookies and goldfish. Kind of.

Actually, it’s about creating an exceptional customer experience – one that is so amazing that it gets people talking about your brand, coming back for more and bringing their friends too.

It’s all about creating the perfect situation for word of mouth marketing. To walk us through this, we have a pretty amazing guest today. Stan Phelps.

Stan Phelps an author, speaker and experience architect. He believes that today’s organizations must focus on meaningful differentiation to win the hearts of both employees and customers.

Stan’s 20 year career in marketing included leadership positions at IMG, adidas, PGA Exhibitions and Synergy. Over the last 5 years his focus has shifted to writing, speaking and consulting. He is the author of Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish and Golden Goldfish. He’s a contributor to Forbes and is based out of Cary, North Carolina.

We get into some pretty practical tips for creating an amazing customer experience. He gives us some RULES to evaluate our experience by and also two of the main categories of types of experiences so we can get started finding our own for our brand. Great stuff.

Also – we had a question sent in from Ean Floyd – host of The Love and Sensibility Podcast. I want to give a special shout out and thank you to Ean. If you have any interest in relationships, or those types of shows – check him out. I’ve linked up to his show in the show notes page.

If you want to send in your own question, and get it answered by an expert, as well as get a shout out on the show, email me – and I’ll make sure we address it.

Stan Answers your Question:

What are the characteristics of good customer service. And is this something that anyone can learn, or does it take a certain type of personality?

Quotes and Tweets:

You can find Stan in the following places in the Web:

9 Inch Marketing Website

9 Inch Marketing Facebook Page

Connect with Stan on LinkedIn

Follow Stan on Twitter


What’s Your Purple Goldfish – 12 Ways to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth

Stan’s Amazon Author Page

Stan’s Article on

Stan’s Youtube Channel

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Find, Live and Share your Authentic Voice with Norma T. Hollis

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Today’s Featured Guest: Norma T. Hollis

Hey everyone, it’s Sandy on episode 32 of The Clearly Influential Podcast – the show that helps you – the solopreneur and small business owner, make more sales by improving your communication skills. And we’re doing that today by helping you find, live and share your authentic voice with our guest, Norma T. Hollis

Norma T. Hollis is the Poet Laureate of Authenticity. She is a prolific, multi-gifted, transformational artist who expresses herself as a mentor, speaker and trainer. She channels her passionate belief in the human spirit into programs and practices that help people find, live and share the spirit that lives within. Her signature work is the Authenticity Assessment and Authenticity Grid, tools that help individuals and corporations build leaders and transform lives. Known as America’s Leading Authentic Voice Doctor®, Norma uses her unique gift of discovering practical application to complex ideas to bring new perspectives to challenges that face individuals and society. Her work is expanded through certified Authenticity Coaches, Facilitators and Ambassadors who work in multiple industries and disciplines to help individuals and organizations define, design and align authentic paths for personal and professional success. If you’ve ever struggled with finding or expressing your authentic voice, this episode is for you.

In the meantime, if you’re listening and thinking I really would like to know something…  – send me an email – and I’ll do my best to find an expert who can answer that for you.  You’ll get your question answered, plus you’ll get a shout out on the show.

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You can find Norma on the following Places in the Web:

Norma’s Website

Connect with Norma on Twitter

Connect with Norma on LinkedIn


Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Norma’s Udemy course

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