The Tyranny of Facebook


It’s no secret that Brian Clark is not a fan of Facebook when it comes to so-called “social media marketing.” He’s even less of a fan of those who think of it as a “website substitute.”

That said, Facebook groups are popular for their apparent ease of use. But is it a good idea to build a valuable business community on someone else’s property?

Today on Unemployable with Brian Clark, Brian will tackle that issue based on a listener question.

Plus, Brian answers another question about the credible use of affiliate offers as both a revenue source and valuable market research, and discusses an online/offline hybrid marketing strategy for real estate agents.

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Why (and How) Selling Ourselves Makes a Difference, with Matthew Kimberley


Speaker, coach, and author Matthew Kimberley of How to Get a Grip talks with Youpreneur.FM host Chris Ducker about selling, marketing, and the critical importance of speaking your audience’s language.

Why do so many small business owners struggle with sales? Chris invited his good friend and fellow Brit Matthew Kimberley to share his thoughts on the subject in today’s podcast.

Matthew is a masterful salesman, a renowned author of the self-help book How to Get a Grip, and the head of the Book Yourself Solid coaches training program.

On this show, Matthew shares his candid and often hilarious anecdotes on how to be more confident when making a sales pitch (and why it matters), two ways to build your sales muscle, and whether sales people are born or made.

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The Extraordinary Value of Sharing and Being a Connector


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the Founder, Publisher, and CEO of She left her role as an executive at Ralph Lauren to launch the Momtrends blog in 2007.

Momtrends has grown massively since then and is now a boutique media brand, which provides moms with the latest news on all things trendy and cool. It has an ever-growing mom community with more than 150,000 visitors to the site and its social media channels each month.

On top of this (and with the help of her team), she has created a successful events business that connects top-tier brands with influential bloggers, and she has hosted nearly 100 events so far.

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Why a Hot Seat Is Shockingly Good for Business

How a professional group helps grow your business

Back in 2004, the heat was on for me and my little marketing and design studio.

In those days, I was a single mom with a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old, and I desperately needed my business to produce.

And by that, I mean produce profit. I needed money, honey — to support my family, run my household, and build my business.

I knew it was time to ramp up my efforts. My business was successful, but it was time to take it to another level.

Around that time, I started hearing about mastermind groups.

And now, when I look back, I recognize that joining a mastermind group profoundly changed my business for the better, especially because of one specific exercise these groups do.

That’s what I’m going to share today. Because earlier this month, we began doing something similar inside one of our communities at Rainmaker Digital.

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The Easiest Way to Know if Your Project Has Failed


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a speaker, advisor, entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of multiple books, such as Engagement from Scratch! and The Audience Revolution.

He is the founder of Firepole Marketing and Productive Inbox, and the host of the Business Reimagined podcast. He is also the creator of training programs, such as Audience Business Master Class and Course Builders Laboratory, which have collectively trained more than 3,000 online entrepreneurs.

In just a few years, Firepole Marketing hit seven figures in revenue and a worldwide team of 20 people, who support a community of more than 40,000 entrepreneurs.

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Building a Trustworthy Brand in the Digital Business Environment


In today’s episode of the Search & Social Podcast (formerly Search & Deploy), host Loren Baker discusses social media and content with none other than Chris Brogan.

Chris and Loren dive into the importance of trust and relationship building in digital business as well as traditional relationships.

They also discuss the importance of content ownership, personal branding, the shelf life of social media, and how businesses can implement storytelling to break through the noise online.

Last but not least, they go over the specific things they’ve learned over the years from speaking, lifestyle choices, and also launching different digital businesses.

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