How To Use Business Storytelling To Captivate Any Audience

How To Use Business Storytelling To Captivate Any Audience written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Janine Kurnoff

janine-kurnoffIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Janine Kurnoff. Janine is the co-founder of The Presentation Co and co-author of Everyday Business Storytelling: Create, Simplify, and Adapt A Visual Narrative for Any Audience 1st Edition.

Key Takeaway:

We’re living in a really noisy time where we’re constantly marketed to. Storytelling helps us break through the noise, and it helps us be heard in an authentic way — because in order to craft a narrative, you really have to walk in your audience’s shoes.

Business storytelling is this idea of taking the concepts of classic storytelling and then helping those of us in the business world make it practical and relevant. Janine Kurnoff has developed a simple, repeatable framework to help you turn your ideas and insights into an authentic, persuasive story. In this episode, Janine Kurnoff and I dive further into how to develop compelling business narratives.

Questions I Ask Janine Kurnoff:

  • [1:30] Why are all marketers telling us to tell stories?
  • [2:57] You have a very scientific, brain-driven framework for storytelling – can you unpack that a little bit?
  • [4:21] Out of the four signposts of a good story (settings, characters, conflict, and resolution) what are the ones people screw up the most?
  • [5:32] Can you give me an example of setting, character, and conflict?
  • [7:26] What role does the storyteller play?
  • [9:17] Do you always need conflict and do you have to create conflict when it doesn’t exist?
  • [12:13] When you’re giving people advice on what they should and shouldn’t do in their slide decks, what are the five things they should never do?
  • [14:20] Is there a difference in how presentations should be done depending upon the audience size or location (Zoom or in-person)?
  • [19:55] Where can people find out more about your work and your book?

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Making Web Design Easier With Duda

Making Web Design Easier With Duda written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Itai Sadan

iati-sadamIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Itai Sadan. Iati is the Co-founder and CEO of Duda – a website development platform used by thousands of agencies around the world to build sites for their customers.

Key Takeaway:

Duda started out with a simple idea and goal — to help small businesses boost their traffic with better mobile websites. But as they expanded their focus to responsive web design, they were able to grow into the all-in-one platform they are now.

Today, Duda serves thousands of agencies and has partnered with some of the biggest players in the industry. In this episode, I talk with founder Itai Sadan about the future of Duda and important web design concepts.

Questions I Ask Itai Sadan

  • [0:52] Can you tell me about the name of your company and what inspired it?
  • [5:14] What sets do to apart from that sort of sea of potential website builders?
  • [7:30] If someone is comparing in terms of just apples to apples for the Duda platform itself and its competitors, are there hallmarks of Duda that you think help it stand out?
  • [9:57] Is there an element of Dudas platform that has some of that extendability similarly to how WordPress is open source and allows people to develop around it?
  • [11:33] What are the current trends you are seeing a lot of when it comes to design in some of the newer sites that your agencies are building?
  • [15:59] Are you starting to attract pure ecommerce plays away from the bigger players like Squarespace?
  • [16:54] Course building is another thing that has been growing for many years — is that an area you’re focusing on as well?
  • [18:06] What categorically would you tell somebody you’re working on at Duda?
  • [19:12] If a small business came to you or that was listening to this, is that somebody that you would serve, or would you send them actually on to one of your agency partners?

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And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners.

 

How To Create A Customer Success Track

How To Create A Customer Success Track written by Kyndall Ramirez read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I’m doing a solo show covering some ideas that are from my upcoming book, The Ultimate Marketing Engine.

Key Takeaway:

What if instead of simply selling your products and services to customers you began to think about the ultimate transformation your customers are seeking? Then, you go to work on designing what I’m calling a Customer Success Track that maps out this transformation from where your customers are now to where they want to be. In this episode, I outline how to create a Customer Success Track for your customers.

Topics I Cover:

  • [0:54] Why you should sell the ultimate transformation instead of merely a product or service
  • [1:18] Thinking about our customers as members versus just a transaction
  • [3:13] What a customer success track is
  • [4:28] The five questions that are key to building the customer success track
  • [12:59] Where to find the free companion course that goes along with The Ultimate Marketing Engine

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And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

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They help you succeed by providing you with designated Business Success Managers to help all your accounts match the right talent for every task and make the most of each tool for success while providing priority customer support. Learn more about Fiverr Business here.

 

Fulfilling Your Dreams At Any Age

Fulfilling Your Dreams At Any Age written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Michael Clinton

michael-clintonIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Michael Clinton. Michael Clinton is the former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines and currently serves as special media advisor to the CEO of the Hearst Corporation. He’s also the author of a book we’re going to talk about: ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life – Before It’s Too Late.

Key Takeaway:

We are living in a time when everyone is constantly reassessing what is next for their future. People who have spent years working are now seeing their industry dramatically evolve. At the same time, the post-career population is also going through massive change and dealing with the fact that many of them are not prepared financially, logistically, or emotionally for the next phase of their lives. And while we may want to retire, most of us don’t want to do nothing.

In this episode, Michael Clinton and I discuss concepts from his book upcoming new book ROAR into the Second Hald of Your Life – Before It’s Too Late. We deep dive into how to fulfill your dreams at any age and how to make the second half of your life happy and productive.

Questions I Ask Michael Clinton:

  • [0:53] My first obvious question I have to ask you is – how old are you?
  • [1:09] What is your favorite Hearst publication?
  • [1:53] Was there anything that led you to explore this idea of making the second half of your life something that you would roar into?
  • [5:44]I saw a whole lot of career change during the pandemic – like ‘now’s the time’ sort of energy was released. Do you think that that was always there, but it just got magnified because of the climate of the world?
  • [7:14] What stops people from owning what their next chapter should be?
  • [9:20] ROAR is an acronym for your four-part process – have you found a good, easy way to unpack that for people?
  • [11:03] The reassessment phase I imagine is one of the hardest parts for most people – what happens if you decide that you’ve been on the wrong team?
  • [12:05] What would you say is a common step that folks you talk to make when they are trying to reset things?
  • [13:54] Why are people tuning out to this demographic that we’re talking about?
  • [16:58] Where can people find out more about your work and pick up a copy of ROAR?

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They help you succeed by providing you with designated Business Success Managers to help all your accounts match the right talent for every task and make the most of each tool for success while providing priority customer support. Learn more about Fiverr Business here.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere.

And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

Empowering Nurses To Become NursePreneurs

Empowering Nurses To Become NursePreneurs written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Catie Harris

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Catie Harris. Catie Harris, Ph.D., MBA, and Registered Nurse is the NursePreneur Mentor who has empowered thousands of nurses to monetize their knowledge and skills in business while inspiring them to change the way healthcare is perceived and delivered. NursePreneurs is a company committed to supporting nurses across the globe with their crazy, outrageous, and innovative ideas. 

Key Takeaway:

Catie found her inspiration for NursePreneurs while working for Walmart corporate. She was tasked with connecting nursing organizations and found hundreds of incredible nurses doing fascinating work around the world.

In this episode, Catie talks about how NursePreneurs came to be and how she teaches like-minded nurses to launch their own successful businesses. empowered hundreds of nurses to monetize their knowledge and skills in business, while also inspiring them to change the way healthcare is perceived and delivered.

Questions I Ask Catie Harris:

  • [0:50] So I didn’t read it in your intro, but you are also a Ph.D. — so that makes you the rare doctor and nurse, doesn’t it?
  • [1:14] What is NursePreneurs?
  • [3:25] One of my questions was going to be why did you choose nurses – but that’s your background, so that makes a lot of sense. Is there anything particular about that profession that would give way to starting a business?
  • [5:47] Are you helping people start side hustles or set up businesses that might ultimately get them out of the nursing picture?
  • [7:35] Was 2020 a particularly tough year for nurses?
  • [9:30] Are there some success stories from folks you’ve worked with that are some of your favorites or some ideas that really took off?
  • [10:48] What’s the relationship with insurance companies inside of these kinds of models?
  • [11:29] Can you tell me how your model works?
  • [14:14] Is this your sole business or do you still do nursing?
  • [15:07] Do you have a grand mission for how you’re going to continue to build your business?
  • [17:24] Can you tell people where they can find out more about your work?

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This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Wix Partners & Fiverr Business.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere.

And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

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They help you succeed by providing you with designated Business Success Managers to help all your accounts match the right talent for every task and make the most of each tool for success while providing priority customer support. Learn more about Fiverr Business here.

 

Deciding What Platform Is Best For Your Website

Deciding What Platform Is Best For Your Website written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Josh Neimark

josh-neimarkIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Josh Neimark. Josh is the Founder and Creative Director at Fix8 Media. Fix8 Media is a full-service branding, web design, SEO, and digital marketing agency that helps build your businesses.

Key Takeaway:

Josh Neimark came up with the idea of creating a website design agency in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. In this episode, we dive into all things websites and design. We cover his entrepreneurial journey, the creation of Fix8 Media, website best practices, major mistakes site owners are making, his experience with the website platforms Squarespace and Duda, and how to decide what platform is best for your business.

Questions I Ask Josh Neimark:

  • [0:54] What’s been your entrepreneurial journey?
  • [4:32] What does a typical client engagement look like for you?
  • [5:47] Are there a handful of elements that are givens and baked into every site based on consumer behavior, etc.?
  • [7:21] What are some of the most wasted opportunity pages that you see people creating?
  • [10:36] Planning your website, planning your content, and planning your SEO are table-stakes for a good website – do you struggle with the relationship with those three things?
  • [12:52] From a pure design aesthetic standpoint, are there some things that you’re seeing a lot of?
  • [17:06] What do you think about Duda and why would you recommend it to someone?
  • [20:52] If I’m a business owner, what’s the benefit of choosing Duda especially since WordPress is free?
  • [22:05] If somebody is on a WordPress setup with a massive database, is that migration painful?
  • [23:41] Where can more people find out more about Fix8 Media?

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They help you need to succeed by providing you with designated Business Success Managers to help all your accounts match with the right talent for every task and make the most of each tool for success while providing priority customer support. Learn more about Fiverr Business here.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere.

And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

 

Turning Negativity Into Resilient Fuel

Turning Negativity Into Resilient Fuel written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Kelly Lewis

kelly-lewisIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Kelly Lewis. Kelly is the founder of Damesly, a boutique women’s tour company, and creator of Go! GirlGuides, the world’s first series of travel guidebooks designed specifically for women. She’s also the author of a book called Tell Her She Can’t: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women.

Key Takeaway:

Kelly Lewis set out to share her story and impact the lives of every woman who has been told she isn’t strong enough, smart enough, or capable enough to excel. In Kelly’s recent book, Tell Her She Can’t, she shares the true stories of 35 inspirational women who overcame the naysayers to achieve “impossible” dreams.

In this episode, we discuss how Kelly found a way to take the negative experiences she was going through and turn them into fuel that could push her forward instead of letting them derail her life.

Questions I Ask Kelly Lewis:

  • [0:48] The title of your book feels a little bit like a dare – is that a bit of what you’re trying to evoke?
  • [1:15] Were you at some point told in your life that you can’t?
  • [2:02] Why is it so important for others to tell us that we can’t do something?
  • [3:29] Was there a point at which you were going to make the assumption that you’ve achieved what some people would call a level of success?
  • [6:50] Are there inherent differences in travel for women?
  • [9:44] Would you say that there’s certainly an element of this idea that people don’t come out of the womb and decide that they’re going to take on the world?
  • [12:01] What are some of your favorite stories that have seemed to have really touched people?
  • [13:26] How did you collect your stories of these women in your book?
  • [16:02] Do you see your work as part of the mission to affect broader social change in the treatment of women everywhere?
  • [16:48] Has the travel bug hit you again yet?
  • [17:22] Give us an idea of a fun trip that you’ve put together?
  • [18:22] Where can people find out more about all of your work?

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This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Wix Partners & Fiverr Business.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere.

And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create. They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

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Fiverr Business connects your team with expert freelancers and provides a powerful workspace to manage all your projects and budgets more efficiently. You get access to a curated catalog of top outsourced talent in 500+ categories – already vetted for quality and experience. You can create projects, approve budgets, and manage your freelancing activity in one workspace.

They help you need to succeed by providing you with designated Business Success Managers to help all your accounts match with the right talent for every task and make the most of each tool for success while providing priority customer support. Learn more about Fiverr Business here.

 

How To Attract The Right Talent

How To Attract The Right Talent written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Ryan Englin

ryan-englinIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Ryan Englin. Ryan is the CEO of Core Fit Hiring which helps blue-collar companies fill frontlines with quality technicians and craftworkers.

Key Takeaway:

Finding the right talent is not an easy task to conquer. In fact, many people waste time hiring the wrong people or have a difficult time retaining the people they worked so hard to attract.

In this episode, I talk with the founder of Core Fit Hiring, Ryan Englin, about why people have such a difficult time attracting the right talent today and what you need to do to attract quality frontline workers who align with your company values — and how to get them to stay.

Questions I Ask Ryan Englin:

  • [0:48] In the skilled worker and technician community, it’s been harder to fill positions – can you give me your take on that?
  • [2:36] Is the trade industry itself going to have to make some fundamental changes or use better marketing to draw people to the industry again?
  • [4:28] The best salespeople for getting more people in your organization are happy employees that are pumped about what they’re doing, but how do you bring that into a culture where that hasn’t existed?
  • [5:39] People connect with stories far better than they connect with features – how do you extract stories in industries some of these industries to effectively help them draw employees?
  • [7:12] If people are coming to you now and saying how do we attract and retain people, what is some of the advice that you’re giving people in this particular environment? people?
  • [8:33] If there’s something about your company, your culture, or your team that isn’t attractive, how do you fix that?
  • [9:17] If I’m listening to this show and I’m particularly trying to hire, or at least get my name in front of potential candidates, are you finding a channel that seems to be most effective for getting on people’s radars?
  • [11:00] Do employers need to start lowering their expectations about skill and experience?
  • [12:42] Would you be going to university situations or to vocational schools and trying to get involved at that early point?
  • [14:09] What role are unions playing in this industry today?
  • [15:51] With supply and demand being what it is, is there a pressure on wages right now that is really going to create some costing problems for contractors?
  • [17:14] How big of a problem is poaching?
  • [19:09] If people are interested in this topic and they hire skilled workers, where they can find out more about some of your work?

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When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere. And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create.

They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

 

Naming Your Mice And Revealing Yourself

Naming Your Mice And Revealing Yourself written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with David Wood

david-woodIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview David Wood. David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.

Key Takeaway:

We all know about the elephant in the room – it’s obvious. But many creatures in the room are much more subtle. David Wood defines these creatures as mice. When we ignore our mice in the room, we separate ourselves from others, leading to disconnection, deadness, and often, misunderstanding. This directly translates to marketing, too. If you manage or are part of a team, your chances of meeting your goals and reaching your full potential diminishes.

Naming your mice is about slowing it down to the speed of connection so that we can actually relate with each other about what’s really happening in each moment. It’s about creating true transparency. In this episode, David talks about the impact that being willing to name our mice can have on our lives.

Questions I Ask David Wood:

  • [0:54] What does a consulting actuary do?
  • [3:40] Most people are familiar with the elephant in the room metaphor – so, who is the mouse?
  • [7:13] A lot of what you’re talking about is about transparency – what level of transparency is off-putting?
  • [16:23] I don’t think there’s anyone who disputes the idea that we can get more done, be more profitable, and grow more by doing less. But why is it so hard?

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This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Wix Partners.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere. And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create.

They’ll all be backed by Wix’s industry-leading security and site performance. You’ll also have dedicated account managers on standby 24/7, so you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. Head over to Wix.com/Partners and reimagine what your agency can accomplish.

 

Helping And Inspiring Small Business Entrepreneurs All Across America

Helping And Inspiring Small Business Entrepreneurs All Across America written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Zach Lezberg

zach-lezbergIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Zach Lezberg. Zach is the Founder & CEO of The Show Producers, Small Business Expo, eComCon, ShowBiz Expo, and Small Business University.

Key Takeaway:

The Small Business Expo is all about helping small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups. It’s a huge gathering. The event gets thousands of small business owners gathering in each city to network, build business relationships, find new vendors that can help their business grow — from payroll services to legal help to accounting services or office space, social media help SEO services, you name it, it’s there.

With events in over 45 cities around the country, the Small Business Expo has built a community that supports the growth of small businesses and brings people together all across America. In this episode, I talk with the Founder of the event Zach Lezberg about how he’s built such a strong small business community and the state of small businesses in 2021.

Questions I Ask Zach Lezberg:

  • [0:53] What does a traditional small business expo look like?
  • [2:22] Would you say you learned some valuable things producing virtual small business expo shows?
  • [3:13] Are there elements of what you had to do virtually that you’ll continue doing because people really enjoyed that aspect?
  • [4:08] So you’re shifting back to live shows now — are there elements of the live shows that you feel you weren’t able to emulate virtually?
  • [5:47] How do you build that strong kind of community that’s like cheering for you to come back?
  • [6:44] As a small business with a limited budget, what’s been your most effective way to fill these shows up?
  • [7:43] What would your events offer to somebody that is afraid to take the leap and what would attending an event like this inspire that person to do?
  • [9:32] What key things are you seeing that maybe came out of this last, crazy kind of year?
  • [12:36] Where’s the happy medium between advertising and word of mouth for small businesses?
  • [15:03] What does your Expo series look like for the rest of 2021?

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This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Wix Partners.

When your agency partners with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your business online. So you can run your agency the way you’ve always wanted to. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere. And when it comes to growing your business — you can get matched with new leads every day, and earn revenue share for every website you create.

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