Kamala Harris’s Surprising Fandom

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Me on the Tony Robbins Podcast

I am super excited that I am a guest on this week’s Tony Robbins Podcast! The episode is titled Cracking the Code on Company Culture: How to Turn Lukewarm Customers into Raving Fans, and Disengaged Employees into High-Performing Teams. Related posts: Life Coaching Guru Tony Robbins Tells Us Why He’s Investing in an AI Company How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans Facebook Freakout, Tony Robbins Apologizes and Do You Have What It Takes to Make Coffee for Elon Musk? 3 Things to Know Today. Value Proposition: Before you express the value, you have to deeply understand the value (MarketingSherpa Podcast Episode #3) Green Entrepreneur’s New Podcast Will Make You Smarter About the Cannabis Business WhatsApp's CEO Leaves Facebook and 'SpongeBob' Takes on 'Mean Girls' at the Tony's. Here Are 3 Things to Know Today. MarketingSherpa Podcast Episode #4: What do you lead with? Mobile: Device or […]

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American Utopia on Broadway: Fandom at Its Finest

If you’ve paid attention to the news, it seems like there’s nothing good happening, nothing to celebrate — just darkness and polarization. David Byrne’s American Utopia, which opens today on Broadway for a limited run at the Hudson Theater through early 2020, is an ideal antidote to the grim times. Byrne takes us on a journey of joy, hope, and wonder through absolutely fantastic music performed by a front man at the top of his game together with a fabulous band of international musicians. Related posts: Choreographed (U2) vs Improvised (Dead and Company) vs middle ground (David Byrne) Choreographed (U2) vs Improvised (Dead and Company) vs middle ground (David Byrne) How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans What Makes Someone a Fan? The Lonely Chaos of the Digital Age and the Urgent Need for True Human Connection What is Fanocracy? 2020 Presidential Candidate Fandom NASA Administrator Jim […]

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What is U.S. Presidential Candidate Cory Booker a Passionate Fan of?

Cory Booker is a U.S. senator from New Jersey and Democratic candidate for president. He is one of more than 20 presidential candidates I’ve had an opportunity to visit with in New Hampshire. I’ve asked candidates a simple question: “Outside of your work and family, what are you a passionate fan of?” Related posts: Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential What is Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee a Passionate Fan of? How Surfing Influenced Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard: Fanocracy Stories 2020 Presidential Candidate Fandom What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of?

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How Surfing Influenced Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard: Fanocracy Stories

Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the U.S. Congress from Hawaii and candidate for President, is also an avid surfer. It says so right on her @TulsiGabbard Twitter profile: “Soldier. Veteran. Surfer. Congress. Candidate for President.” So when I had an opportunity to ask her a question at a town hall event in New Hampshire, I went straight to her love of surfing. Later, when I had a moment to speak with Gabbard away from the spotlights, she told me mine was the best question she’d ever been asked in her entire political career! That’s what happens when you get people talking about what they are a fan of. Related posts: What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What is Beto O’Rourke a Passionate Fan of? How Digital Marketing Changed the 2016 Presidential Race and Will Change 2020’s. What is Presidential […]

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The Portfolio Theory of Diversification Applied to Career Planning

An important fundamental of investing and financial security is diversification. Spreading your money among different types of assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and collectables means you’re balancing risk and reward. Over time, this approach is much more likely to grow compared to investing in just one asset class. In my experience, the same thing is true about a career. Having a diversified set of income streams is likely to be better over time than working for one company and one industry. Related posts: 10 Steps to Help Get Your Career Back on Track Are You Looking to Make a Career Switch? 16 Best Career Decisions to Make When the Stock Market Is Seesawing Amazon Workers Are Planning a Strike for One of Its Busiest Shopping Days of the Year How to Jump in During a Career Transition 7 Marketing Hacks That Can Be Applied to a Business at […]

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Want to Build a Strong Personal Brand? This $19 Course Will Get You Started.

This bundle covers everything you need to know to market yourself as a credible persona. August 6, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you want people to buy from you, they have to trust you. And if you want them to trust you, you have to give them a reason to. Building credibility in the digital age is challenging, especially now that everyone has websites to their name. When building a personal brand, though, it’s not enough that you have a site and a couple of social media accounts. You have to create and consistently work on the complete package — so people know your story and find you trustworthy. And then of course […]

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Teach Others How to Treat Your Business

Respect yourself by taking care of you first and refusing to let anyone else compromise your values. June 10, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The goal of any business is growth. You started a business to create financial freedom, to be in control of your time and to make an impact. As you accomplish those goals and your business grows, the natural byproduct will be more exposure to people and situations that require your time and energy. Social media has created the ability for anyone to be reached. You can receive messages on most social media platforms and through email. As your business builds, you will get more questions and requests to connect with other entrepreneurs. You will field complaints and even odd messages.  If left unchecked, the extra attention can derail your schedule and take time away from doing the things that will help […]

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12 Passive-Aggressive Phrases That Can Destroy Your Business

Maybe you think you’re being polite, but everybody else thinks you’re being a jerk. May 20, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I’ve been told that I’m a bit passive-aggressive. I didn’t really get it until I started evaluating some of the simple-yet-destructive words I was saying. If you’ve encountered an act of passive-aggression then you already know that it’s never the best way to resolve a conflict. And, if you’re like me and been dishing it out, you also know that it’s never the best way to resolve conflicts. Passive-aggressive behavior is frustrating for both parties involved. It’s unproductive and it makes you and others become less trusted in the workplace. After allowing my behavior to destroy a few relationships (that I didn’t even realize was happening) I decided to figure out what I was doing and fix it immediately. Here’s 12 common passive-aggressive phrases and the true meaning behind […]

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Write Your Biography In First Person

In my work, I frequently have an opportunity to read biographies on company websites, in LinkedIn  and other social profiles, and on professional services firm ‘About’ pages. Most are written in the detached third person. However, the ones that come alive are almost always written in the first person. Related posts: How To Write A Captivating Guest Post How to Write Blog Posts People Will Actually Read Want to Be More Successful? Write Better. Here’s How. How to Evolve Into the Person You Want to Become The One Person All New Employees Should Get to Know During Their First Week on the Job How to Disrupt the Way You Talk to the Person in the Mirror Why Networking in Person Can Be a Game Changer How to Beat Stress and Be a Happier Person

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Top 10 Ways to Facilitate a Fascinating Discussion

At most conferences, the panel discussions are terribly boring. In fact, some panels are so dreadful that many attendees use the time to network in the hallways or check emails. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve moderated dozens of panels and witnessed hundreds. Here are my top ten ways to make the next panel you moderate the highlight of the event. Related posts: How Come Every Tech Panel Is Always a Tech ‘Manel?’ 5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications 5 Timeless Ways to Earn Your Audience’s Time and Attention How to Turn One Idea into a Fascinating Four-Part Series Prepare Now or Perish: 5 Fascinating Jobs of the Future How Google Works – A Call for a Search Discussion SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes 5 Ways Hemp Is a Boon for Health

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13 Fun Facts That Will Make Your ‘About Me’ A Lot Less Boring

Don’t let your professional bio fall flat. Here’s some advice on how to inject a bit of personality. February 1, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Too many business owners write professional bios that are the literary equivalent of sleeping pills. Don’t fall into the same trap of writing only about your professional history. Include a few fun facts about your personal life, like this one: I know all the words to the opening song on Talent Roundup Day (Friday) on the Mickey Mouse Club from the 1950s. When I mentioned this in a blog post, I was deluged with comments, especially from Baby Boomers who remember the show. Trivia like that gives people an unexpected and sometimes humorous look at your personal side, quirks and all. Whether you’re updating your LinkedIn profile or creating an About Me for your website, be sure to […]

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9 Habits That Will Make Your Life (and You) More Interesting

A big advantage of trying new stuff is you will finally have some better stories to tell. January 28, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Interesting people are like the special sauce that adds that all-important dash of flavor to an otherwise mundane recipe. Interesting people have a profound impact on nearly everyone they meet. They have a natural magnetism and charisma that fascinates those around them. We all want interesting people as our friends, and we secretly hope that others regard us as interesting. So, how do you avoid being humdrum and start drawing in fascinating and intriguing people as friends and acquaintances? There may not be a secret recipe for reinventing yourself as an interesting person, but if you embrace these 9 habits (and look for others who do the same) you’ll be on the right path to becoming more thought-provoking and […]

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Mixing Business with your Personal Life on Social Networks

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great places to engage both your professional network as well as your personal. However, most people separate business and personal on social media and I think that’s a mistake. A fun aspect of social media is getting to know a bit about the personal lives of those we do business with. Related posts: Social Media – Everything you need to know Social Media – Everything you need to know How Laughter Can Improve Your Business and Your Personal Life Few Professionals Are Happy With Social Networks 6 Niche Social Media Networks Changing the Ways We Connect, Collaborate and Discover New Opportunities Why Marketers Need to Take Control Back From Social Networks Are Social Networks Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg? How to Translate Your Real-Life Social Network Into a Social Media Following

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12 Ways to Make Your Webinar Presentations WAY More Effective

Gosh, most webinars are dreadfully boring! The presenter drones on and on and we curse the moment we chose to tune in. Maybe we stay on because of the promise of some good information to come, but it is frustrating. It doesn’t have to be that bad! We can make webinars better! The key is to remember that when we present using virtual technology, we don’t have the same emotional cues as we do when we are face-to-face with our audience. Related posts: 5 Ways to Make More Money with Your Next Webinar Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Overcome Webinar Offer Anxiety and Get Your Audience to Buy Sign Up for Our Free Workshop on Persuasive Presentations 3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations 3 […]

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Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

Humans are hardwired to connect with each other using many different in-person cues including tone of voice, a lift of an eyebrow, a shake of the head, and other things we don’t quite understand like air pressure changes. But the nuance, emotion, and detail that helps us to understand deeply is mostly lost in our virtual world of email, telephone, webcams, text messaging, and online content. That’s a huge problem that leads to boredom, lack of clear communications, and perhaps even our increasingly polarized political world. Related posts: Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World 12 Ways to Make Your Webinar Presentations WAY More Effective We Used Virtual Reality as a Training Tool. Here’s What We Learned. People Want to Help the World, But They Want to Be Recognized for It 6 Niche Social Media Networks Changing the Ways We Connect, Collaborate and Discover […]

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5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications

When I first entered the workforce upon graduation from university, my Wall Street job meant that I wear a suit and tie with polished shoes every day. But gradually, over the several decades since, dress codes for men and women began to relax, first with casual Friday and later with casual every day. I’ve noticed a similar trend in communications over roughly the same time period. Thanks to social media, many people and organizations have gradually adopted a more casual approach to business communications. I think this is an important development. Related posts: 5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications Move Over, 'Business Casual.' There's Another Kid on the Block: 'Startup Casual.' 3 Ways to Scale and Grow Your Blog Business Faster 5 Ways Your Business May Not (But Should) Be Taking Advantage of Facebook Marketing 4 Easy Ways to Get Publicity for Your Business How to Implement a Customer […]

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How Professionals Use Newsjacking To Generate Media Attention And Book Speaking Gigs

Recently, I delivered a main stage keynote presentation at Influence 2018, the National Speakers Association annual conference. In my talk with 1,500 in the audience, I shared how professionals can use newsjacking to get noticed, to generate media attention, to book speaking gigs, and to grow business. With thanks to NSA, I’m thrilled to share the full video of my 20-minute talk. Related posts: How Professionals Use Newsjacking To Generate Media Attention And Book Speaking Gigs How to Obtain & Deliver Great Speaking Gigs Power Outage at CES Brings Irony, Newsjacking, and Attention to Puerto Rico Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20 How Creative Commons Helped Spread My Ideas To Millions Of People! What I Learned About Public Speaking From Starting My First Speaking Tour Selling a Book? Overlooking This Page Could Kill Sales—Book Marketing with Bryan Cohen Gillette #MeToo Newsjacking Film Fails Because It Promotes Gillette […]

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Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

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5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications

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