My 3 Favorite Pieces of Advice on How to Start a Business

I must say I was thrilled (and a little surprised) to be in the company of Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Tim Ferriss, Mark Cuban, Sophia Amoruso and 46 other entrepreneurs who were featured in Ryan Robinson’s latest Roundup: 52 Top Entrepreneurs Share Best Advice on How to Start a Business. Following the “Rule of 3,” here are my 3 favorite pieces of […]

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Revolve Podcast #3: The “4 Ps” for Choosing Clients w/ Robert Prioleau

For this 3rd episode in my special Revolve Conference series on the MarketingMentorPodcast.com, I welcome Robert Prioleau, Founding Partner and Strategy Director for Blue Ion, a brand experience agency based in Charleston, SC. Robert’s topic at Revolve is one that’s close to my heart, Selling For Those Who Hate Selling, but we actually talked about much more than that, from the […]

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“Do what you love”—pipe dream or real possibility?

  Did you get over it and just pick your niche already? I hope so because in my personal-website-revamp-journey inspired by my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers, it’s time for step #2: Define your services. We need to make what we do crystal clear. As service providers though, what […]

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Pitching the Media is Just Like Pitching Your Dream Clients

Whenever clients ask me, “How can I get media attention or publicity?” I answer the same way I answer the question, “How can I get better clients?” It’s simple: choose your dream prospects and reach out to them. In today’s guest post, Terri Trespicio explains how — and be sure to watch her free 3-part video course, […]

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Most Popular Blogs, Podcasts & Videos [QTMM 8/31/16]

To cap off the summer, here’s a round up of the most popular resources, articles, podcasts and videos from me, (a.k.a. the Marketing Mentor Content Machine.) Thanks to everyone who congratulated me (via LinkedIn) about the course I’m teaching at Pratt Manhattan, as part of their new “Business Communication for the Professional Creative” Certificate. It […]

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Why You Aren’t Getting The Media Attention You Deserve

How many times have you watched an expert  on TV and thought, “Why her? Why not me?” They’re not better or smarter than you; they simply know what the media wants, and how to give it to them. Gaining media attention, in the form of coveted TV segments, podcast interviews, features and mentions in major […]

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7 Lessons from my #FirstSevenJobs

I found myself waxing nostalgic recently when I saw this strange trending hashtag on Twitter: #firstsevenjobs  — and apparently I was not the only one! (Search for that hashtag on Twitter and you’ll see.) It got me thinking about what I’d learned from each of those early work experiences — a.k.a. the foundation of my career! And I ended up writing a […]

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3 Step Recipe for Growth of a Creative Business

I’m working more and more with clients on developing their positioning and the content to support it (blog posts, white papers, speaking topics and more). So I am so pleased to introduce Maria Guerriero of Portland, Oregon-based, Germinate Creative. Here’s her positioning statement, followed by an excerpt from one of her recent blog posts which I […]

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Summer Listening: 5 Podcasts for Creatives

In Case You Missed These Podcasts While many podcasters may be pulling from their archives for summer listening, I’ve been interviewing people non stop, both for the HOW Design Live podcast episode and the Marketing Mentor Podcast. Here are a few of the latest: HOWLive Episode #38: Matthew Manos on Designing the Future HOWLive Episode #37: Dora Drimalas […]

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