Wed, 18 March 2015
Marcus Whitney is president of Jumpstart Foundry, a healthcare business accelerator. He is a serial entrepreneur and recognized Nashville area technology thought leader. Don't forget to check out his TEDx Nashville talk, Nashville Hustle.
Talking networking, overcoming self-doubt and the entrepreneurial hustle.
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Marcus Whitney moved to Nashville without knowing anyone. He went from serving Nashville technology leaders as a waiter to becoming a recognized thought leader himself.
It’s easy to get motivated when you have kids and no idea of how to pay your bills.
Open your mouth and share your story.
Just show up. Don’t be the invisible person in the back of the room.
Find meet ups and groups to network with.
Preparation always helps people feel more confident.
Be more outgoing by preparing your story before attending a networking event. Know what you want to be known for.
Bring your business cards.
Networking is really a form of personal marketing.
It’s an impression game. How many times have people seen you and your name? What is the quality of that impression?
Marcus’ TEDx Nashville Talk.
You’re going to have to lie to yourself to get over the bias that limit you from doing things your heart tells you to do.
It’s pretty hard to listen to your heart when your mind is telling you the ways you will fail. Tell yourself you’re already the thing you want to be.
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Failure is just part of the process of developing mastery.
It’s not always about winning. It’s about growth, reflection and awareness of how you’re moving towards mastery.
Down days are just days. Days in months, months in years.
Marcus is an avid LinkedIn stalker.
App Recommendation: Slack
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Wed, 11 March 2015
Jayson Gaignard is the host of The Mastermind Talks Podcast, he is the author of the best selling book, Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins and organizer of Mastermind Talks, a unique two-day networking conference.
Talking about organizing unique experiences to grow and nurture your network
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Jayson Gaignard considers himself more of an introvert, but has made himself a huge success from organizing networking events like dinners and a conference.
He dropped out of high school with a 6-7 million dollar Ecommerce business.
He ended up $250,000in debt before being inspired by Seth Godin.
Jayson attended a Seth Godin “Connection Economy” lecture.
He started Mastermind Dinners by inviting six to eight entrepreneurs who didn’t know each other.
The bank could take everything except his relationships
Mastermind Talks was a huge success, so he did it again.
Bryan Kurtz ran Board Room dinners once a month for 30 years.
Jason is trying to move away from dinners and move into experiences like cooking classes and axe throwing.
Be sure to grab a copy of Mastermind Dinners.
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Connect with the connectors. Find the nodes in your area of expertise. This will fast track your network building.
Check out: Contactually.
It’s not about the tools and tactics, it’s about clarity and focus on who you are and where you want to go.
You’re the average of the five people you spent the most amount of time with.
Some people are in your life for a reason and some are in your life for a season.
It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many you can count on.
Interview with Guy Kawasaki.
App Recommendation: Voice Memos (Android)
Book Recommendation: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Contact: Jayson on Twitter @jaysongainard.
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Wed, 4 March 2015
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Clay Hebert is an entrepreneur, marketer and speaker. He is a crowdfunding expert with a speciality in Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns.
Talking about crowdfunding tips, Seth Godin and networking by helping others
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Since 2012, Clay Hebert has helped over one hundred entrepreneurs, makers, inventors, authors and filmmakers raise over $25 million on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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Clay's first Kickstarter client was Gold Star Children by Mitty Griffis Mirrer.
Clay has worked on over 100 crowdfunding projects.
Tons of media exposure for your crowdfunding project won't necessarily help you as much as your network will.
The average crowdfunding campaign creator needs 500 - 1,000 backers.
Make a list of the 100 people you need to reach out to first.
Mike Delponte and the Soma Kickstarter campaign.
Hacking Kickstarter from Tim Ferris' blog.
Segment your personal address book into different groups and compose emails for each group.
If you want to know who your most important people are review your text messages.
Build a share page to make it easy as possible to your core 100 people.
Create personal emails, it’s not about blasting people (or blasting their eyeballs).
Clay has shared the stage speaking with people like Seth Godin, Tim Ferris, Pam Slim and James Altucher.
Jayson Gaignard amazing Mastermind Talks Conference.
A life changed. Clay's summary of spending six months with Seth Godin in his SAMBA program.
Stew Leonard's grocery store.
Constantly try to help people.
Julia Roy is Clay’s awesome girlfriend. Follow her too. @juliaroy
Wake up and figure out how to help other people each morning.
Helping other people has been the most useful and powerful connection tool I have ever used.
Most freelancers need to be better at positioning and selling what they do.
Tell the story of who you are and include testimonials.
Networking is one of the most important things to help your business.
Start hosting dinners.
Who do you want to invite to your private dinner? Skip the parties and host your own dinner.
Go from attending to hosting.
Thornton May runs Cambridge Technology Partners.
Facebook is like holding a board meeting at a Chucky Cheese’s.
Download the free NBN Radio daily goals.
“The single best productivity system is the one that works for you.” @juliaroy
App Recommendation: Slack.
Book Recommendation: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There by Cheryl Strayed.
Thanks to Clay for our special Go Fund Your Dream offer to NBN Radio listeners.
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