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Speaking Your Brand

More and more women are making an impact by starting businesses, running for office, and speaking up for what matters. Whether you want to craft a business presentation, a keynote, a workshop, or a TEDx talk, you’ll learn how to create compelling content, pitch conferences and organizations, and persuasively communicate your message to your audience. Listen in as Carol Cox, entrepreneur, speaker, and TV Democratic political analyst, interviews and coaches purpose-driven women to shape their message, grow their companies, and become recognized as influencers in their field. Are you ready to create an impactful brand and signature talk to support your business and empower others in a transparent and transformational way to change the experience of women in business, at work, and in leadership? This is Speaking Your Brand.
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Sep 25, 2018

Have you been thinking of launching your own podcast?

It’s been a game-changer for my business and personal brand - and it can be for yours too.

But, it can seem overwhelming and daunting:

What to do first, then next, what equipment and software do you need, much less thinking about the format and interviewing guests, and so on.

In this episode, you’ll learn what’s important - and what’s not - when launching your podcast.

I’ll also share with you the #1 reason for podcasting success.

This is from a presentation I gave recently to the Orlando Podcasters Meetup group, so you’ll also see how I use my story structure framework when creating my own presentations. See if you can spot the different elements.

No need to take notes - you can download the slides, including specifics of the tools and equipment you need to get started, at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/87.

Need help identifying your podcast niche, audience, core message, and/or format? Launch with clarity and confidence. Sign up for a 90-minute strategy session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/podcast-strategy-session/.

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.

 

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I’m thrilled that this episode is being sponsored by Book Launchers.

I met Julie Broad, the founder, at a conference earlier this year, attended her session on Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book, and invited her on this podcast in episode 65.

Julie’s experience and expertise were so evident in that conversation that many of you listeners reached out to her because you’re working on your signature talk and you also want to write a book - they go hand in hand very nicely!

But it can feel very overwhelming - you’re not sure where to start much less how to organize it to make it an effective marketing tool for you and then how to market it.

That’s where Julie’s company Book Launchers comes in.

Book Launchers has an incredible, hands-on workshop coming up November 1-3, 2018, in the Los Angeles area. They have people flying in to attend, so you don’t have to be local.

Before you even walk into the room, Book Launchers will help you position your book so it's going to stand out in the marketplace.

On site, you'll create your outline (or refine it), plan your book marketing in detail, and brainstorm key elements like chapter titles and book titles.

Getting those things right will matter a lot for your book marketing … and tying it into your signature talk.

You'll work directly with an Emmy nominated writer, a book marketing specialist who took her last client to the WSJ Bestsellers list, and a brilliant social media strategist who wrote the very first book on Twitter.

Plus, before you leave, you'll have created a clear step by step plan (with dates!) to take you from writing to book launch.

And, you'll spend eight uninterrupted hours writing! You’ll write more in a weekend than many people write in months! At their last writers retreat many of the attendees wrote more than 10,000 words (that’s almost one third of a book), improved their book idea, and created a plan with dates to launch and market their book!  

I invite you to check out the details at https://booklaunchers.com/carol

You can use the code “Carol” to receive $100 off the single pay option.

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Links:

Download the FREE PDF for this episode at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/87.

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Podcast Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/podcast-strategy-session/.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!

 

Links and Other Episodes Mentioned:

  • Episode 65: Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book with Julie Broad
  • Episode 57: How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content
  • Episode 59: Why You Shouldn't Sell from the Stage - and What to Do Instead
  • Episode 85: Pivoting Your Business Model by Asking ‘What Do You Really Want’ with Katie Krimitsos
Sep 18, 2018

Do you have a podcast - or video series or blog - but aren’t getting leads from it as you had expected?

You know your content is good - you’re getting listeners and viewers and readers - but, when it comes to making money as a result of that content, it’s crickets (and an empty inbox).

What can you do?

This is the question my guest today, Stacey Ogden of Busy Mom Collective, had.

In this on-air coaching call, you’ll hear as we dissect what’s going on with her podcast (if you don’t have a podcast, you can apply it to the content you’re creating).

We come up with specific strategies she - and you - can use to generate leads, including:

  • what to do on her podcast to talk about what she does
  • what kinds of calls to action to include and how many
  • where to promote her podcast
  • what to do when people sign up for her email list.

 

One thing Stacey told me is that she doesn’t want her podcast to come off as a sales pitch. And, I totally get it. I did an entire episode on why you shouldn’t sell from the stage - and what to do instead (episode 59). The same premise applies to your podcast and other content.

If you need help strategizing your podcast, video series, or messaging in general, you can book a strategy session. Strategy sessions are great for specific questions or challenges you have. We dig deep and you walk away with a concrete action plan, much like you’ll hear here with Stacey.

 

This episode is the second in a 4-part series related to podcasting. If you host a podcast or have a thought about it, this series will help you get better results. If you don’t have any plans for a podcast, still listen! The strategies we talk about can be applied in other areas too.

 

About My Guest: Stacey Ogden is the founder and owner of the Busy Mom Collective. Through her podcast of the same name, and working one-on-one with clients, she helps working moms and mompreneurs master their schedules, own their time, and conquer their out of control to-do lists. She lives in western Connecticut with her husband, 7 year old daughter, and German Shepherd puppy where she teaches middle school music and runs a local chapter of Business Among Moms.



The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.

 

Highlights:

  • Having a focused niche for your podcast
  • The kinds of episodes you can do on your podcast (guest interviews, coaching calls, solo episodes)
  • Why you should do on-air coaching calls on your podcast
  • The calls to action Stacey currently has on her podcast and what she could change them to
  • Should you should have only *one* call to action or is it ok to have multiple ones?
  • How Stacey is using her Facebook page
  • Specific strategies to get more leads from the podcast
  • What to do when someone joins your email list
  • Where to place your calls to action within your podcast
  • How to connect your call to action to your on-air coaching call

 

Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/86

Stacey’s website: https://busymomcollective.com/

Check out Stacey’s podcast “The Busy Mom Collective”

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!

 

Other Episodes Mentioned:

  • Episode 59: Why You Shouldn't Sell from the Stage - and What to Do Instead
  • Episode 34: Relationship Selling with Nikki Rausch
  • Nikki Rausch on Stacey’s podcast episode 29
Sep 11, 2018

When’s the last time you asked yourself: “What do I *really* want? What’s right for me *right now*?”

And then what happens if the business you’ve been building is not quite the right answer.

You can either ignore the answer and try to go down the same road, bumping into obstacles along the way.

Or, you can pivot your business model to better align with your mission, your lifestyle, and opportunities you see.

This is what my guest Katie Krimitsos, founder of Biz Women Rock, recently did.

She has built a very successful business (and podcast) coaching women entrepreneurs one-on-one, in masterminds, and at small retreats.

But, then something happened earlier this year that caused Katie to realize she needed to make some changes.

The result? A pretty big pivot in her business model from niche to mass.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What happened and why Katie decided to make this shift
  • Her new business model of a podcast network and how that aligns with her mission and lifestyle
  • The benefits of having a podcast network vs. a single podcast
  • The specific phases Katie has laid out for marketing and revenue
  • How the change from niche/one-on-one marketing to relying on the masses/volume is both scary and exciting
  • How imposter syndrome shows up and what Katie does to combat it

 

Katie is very open and real and you’ll learn a lot from our conversation about honoring our multi-dimensional selves.

This episode is the first in a 4-part series related to podcasting. If you host a podcast or have a thought about it, this series will help you get better results. If you don’t have any plans for a podcast, still listen! The strategies we talk about can be applied in other areas too.

 

About My Guest: Katie Krimitsos, founder of Biz Women Rock!, is a passionate community builder who empowers women to succeed in business. She’s the host of the Biz Women Rock podcast as well as the new Meditation for Women podcast, the first in the Meditation for Women podcast network.

 

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.



Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/85

Visit Katie’s website at http://bizwomenrock.com/

Listen to Katie’s podcast Biz Women Rock

Listen to Katie’s new podcast Meditation for Women

Carol on the Biz Women Rock Podcast (April 23, 2018): http://bizwomenrock.com/amplify-message-signature-talk-carol-cox-speaking-brand/

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!

Sep 4, 2018

There are many, many ways you can get visibility for yourself and your business:

  • Speaking to local groups
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Being a member or officer of a local organization
  • Guesting on podcasts or hosting your own podcast
  • Doing Facebook Live and YouTube videos
  • Hosting webinars
  • Being active in Facebook groups and other online communities

 

But, you can’t do all of these at the same time.

You have to choose which are the best ones based on where you’re at in your business, where your target audience is, and what’s going to be the most effective. (Listen to Episode 45 on Your Visibility Roadmap: Build Your Business, Brand, and Influence for more.)

In this on-air coaching call, I help my client Wendy Zanders, a professional home organizer, decide where she should focus her visibility efforts.

Our conclusion: Less is more.


We also talk about the importance of having email opt-ins for tracking purposes, but why selling one-on-one services via email marketing doesn’t usually work and what to do instead once they’ve signed up for your list.

I’d love to hear from you! What’s been working for your visibility strategy?

Share in the *free* Speaking Your Brand Facebook group. Join by going to  https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

About My Guest: Wendy Zanders is Professional Home Organizer based in Maryland and the Founder of Functional Organizing with Wendy. Drawing upon her 17+ years as a Unit Supply Specialist and Unit Armorer in the United State Army and experiences as an Executive Assistant, Project Manager, and mother, Wendy has honed her organizational abilities and reclaimed her passion to help others by providing professional home organizing services to help professional moms, particularly those with ADD or depression, with their decluttering efforts, by involving the entire family. Wendy wants to give you time back so you can collect memories and not things.


The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/84

Visit Wendy’s website: https://www.functionalorganizingwithwendy.com/

Connect with Wendy on her Facebook page and Facebook group.

Book recommendation: “The Prosperous Coach”.

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.


Join our Monetize Your Speaking group coaching program at
https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/group


Sign up for a Strategy Session at
https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.


Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!

 

Related Podcast Episodes:

  • Episode 39: Using Personal Stories to Connect with Your Audience with Lisa Woodruff
  • Episode 48: [Coaching] Strategies to Get Visible with Pam Andrews
  • Episode 45: Your Visibility Roadmap: Build Your Business, Brand, and Influence
  • Episode 50: The 3 C's of Visibility: What It Takes to Get Known


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