Swizzle A Start-Up Story with Nick Szabo EP78

Nick Szabo

Listen to the Latest Interview

Running at full speed and jumping to the next building across the rooftops.  Would you do This?  My next guess would totally do this in a heartbeat and has.  This fearless quality is one of the many things that sets my next guest Nick Szabo apart.  Jump to [30:23] as Nick the COO of Swizzle shares how taking risks not only applies in parkour but also in business.

Pretty exciting right?  Well, that’s the start-up scene in St. Louis, it’s been exciting and is getting a ton of attention and with good reason.

Companies like Swizzle and entrepreneurs like Nick Szabo ( A St. Louis Native) understand what St. Louis has to offer that other major cities can’t match.  Let’s put it this way Swizzle reads the internet and tells you how people feel about your brand.  #PowerfulStuff

Click read more to jump right into our conversation

Continue reading “Swizzle A Start-Up Story with Nick Szabo EP78”

Why You Should Start A Podcast With Cliff Ravenscraft Ep77

cliff_ravenscraft

Listen to the Latest Interview

Cliff Ravenscraft is one of the first names you hear when you start the process of starting a podcast.  In this episode, we talk about why right now is the perfect time to start a podcast.

Podcasting has now hit the mainstream with the success of shows like Serial, The Nerdist, and the Joe Rogan experience.  We dig into why no matter what type of business you have that podcasting can fit into taking your message to the next level.finding your voice as a podcaster which relates closely to the book and the stories I’ve shared.  The conversation gets really interesting since the week before Podcast Movement Cliff was returning from a Tony Robbins event, yes the one where a few people go burned walking over hot coals.  Cliff did it and didn’t get burned by the way.  There are some very eye-opening concepts I’m sure would benefit anyone that listens.

Finding your voice as a podcaster can be a struggle that some never overcome.  The subject relates closely to my new book and the stories I’ve shared within.  Cliff shares how he found his voice and his dreaded first episode.

As the conversation progressed it gets really interesting because we get into some of the takeaways from the Tony Robbins event Cliff and his wife attended, yes the one where a few people go burned walking over hot coals.  Cliff walked through fire and didn’t get burned by the way.  There are some very eye-opening concepts and a couple fo revelations I had when talking with Cliff and I’m sure you’re going to get a ton of value from this converation.
A few of the things I covered with Cliff:

[12:10] : The incredible things that podcasts can offer to your business; and ideas on how you can monetize your shows locally by talking to business about podcasting and how those conversations could turn into additional income streams.

Continue reading “Why You Should Start A Podcast With Cliff Ravenscraft Ep77”

Discoverability Through Instagram Stories Ep76

Instagram Stories

Listen to the Latest Interview (00:13:40)

Instagram Stories But Why?

This past week I posted an article on LinkedIn Pulse about Instagram Stories.   I covered a few key things I think you should know on how to use the new features for your business.  Instagram Stories is much like Snapchat (Almost a carbon copy) Stories where your followers see a story you’ve posted that last for 24 hours.

More than 96 hours have passed since Instagram Stories hit and the verdict so far is some people love it, but others despise how buggy it seems to be with not loading video, delayed recording and crashing even after the latest update.  All the technical problems aside in my opinion is if you have a business you really should be using Instagram Stories for the one reason Snapchat has not been fully adopted; Discoverability Continue reading “Discoverability Through Instagram Stories Ep76”