What do you do when one of your online marketing idols agrees to be a guest on your podcast?
A happy dance of course 😉
That’s exactly what I was doing when Amy Porterfield said “YES!!!” to being a guest on my podcast. (I even have witnesses)
A year ago, I didn’t even know who Amy was….whaaaaat? But in 2015, she rocked my world. This chic has it GOING ON! Not only is she earning millions online, she’s super cool, wickedly funny, and just..well..NICE! Seriously! Sweet as pie.
How I Connected With Amy and #BOOMed With Her Webinar Training
A few days after the New Year, I penned a post “The Surprising Lessons I Learned in 2015…”. Last year was a year of transformation for me. A big part of that transformation was my commitment to study and learning, I devoured course after course on marketing, branding, blogging, finance, and more.
I purchased a course with Amy’s affiliate link because I liked the bonuses she was offering (they were really juicy!), including a special course on webinars. I’ve done webinars for years but wanted to increase my registrations, tune-in rate, and conversions. The bonuses Amy doled out were worth more than the $2,000 I paid for the original course! She poured on the Awesomeness. It included a member’s only Bonus site and a weekend retreat in San Diego. The retreat was amazing and focused on how to scale a business to the 7-figure level by focusing on income-driving activities. It was an amazing networking event, I learned a ton, and made some new business besties.
Amy Porterfield’s Webinar Bonus Changed How I Do Webinars
There’s a few big changes I’ve made in my webinars that have made a solid improvement in my conversions and sales. In today’s podcast, I asked Amy questions focused on helping you maximize your results with webinars. Amy shares tips and strategies, including some painful mistakes to avoid, so you can get your business #BOOMing with webinars.
[bctt tweet=”Webinars are a home run for anybody that has an online training course. @Amy Porterfield”]
Since the moment I clicked on Amy’s affiliate link to now, I’ve listened to a plethora of her Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast episodes, applied lessons from her Show Notes Worksheets, remodeled my business to include her advice and guidance, and increased my following, sales, and revenue with strategies she suggested I employ.
She even inspired me to do this podcast (and helped with the naming!).
At the retreat, Amy gave me a bit of “non-webinar” advice I’ll pass on to you as an extra bonus…include your searchable keyword in the title of your podcast. Hence, the Booming BUSINESS Podcast and Amy’s ONLINE MARKETING made easy.
I could go on and on about how amazing Amy is. It’s pretty evident I’m a fan. My advice, YOU SHOULD BE TOO! She’ll rock your world and help you get #rockstar results in your business. To attend Amy’s upcoming Free Master Class, click here now!.
Get Your Free Copy Of The Booming Business Webinar Prep Checklist
To help you put what you’re learning in today’s podcast to work in your business, I created a special Action Guide: “The Booming Business Webinar Checklist”. Click here now and you’ll get the PDF Download PLUS the Full Audio Transcription so you can read along while you listen, highlight, take notes, and put it to action.
Enjoy! Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you’ll be using this training in your business.
I’m super excited for you to listen to this week’s Booming Business Podcast Episode with David Lee Jensen, the Hiring Expert. Doing this interview was a blast…David’s super fun to be around and listen to. And, the bottom line is he truly knows how to get businesses BOOMING…including YOURS!
How to Hire the Right Person – I met David in the Caribbean (fun!!!) while I was there for a marketing convention with some amazing entrepreneurs, including Grant Cardone. A colleague kept saying he wanted to connect me with a really cool guy who writes for the Huffington Post because he thought we’d love to collaborate. We never got around to it on US soil, but…
As phenomenal as the universe works, all three of us were in Aruba at the same time for a variety of different reasons, and David and I finally had the opportunity to connect. My friend was right…we instantly meshed, our purposes were aligned, and we’ve been collaborating every since.
David is the #1 Amazon Best Selling author of the The Naked Interview: How to Hire Without Regret and has rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest entrepreneurs on the planet, including Sir Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington, Joe Polish, Grant Cardone, and more. His column, The Hiring Guru, on HuffPo is incredibly popular, providing real-time advice to business owners on how to find excellent hires who are aligned with their business goals and mission.
He’s consulted with Fortune 500 companies, graced the stages in front of too many audiences to mention, is a sought-after business coach, and an all around great guy. Plus he’s married to one of the coolest chics I know, Sunny, who’s got a featured show on BLAB.
So, why do YOU need to know how to hire the right person?
No matter what size your business, you’ll need to hire at some point. It’s better to do it the right way than the wrong way…save yourself the trouble. I’m not sure why, but most entrepreneurs never think to educate themselves on hiring before we do it. There is actual skill involved to getting awesome people aligned and working efficiently on your team.
You might be thinking…
Not me. I’m SOLO! I don’t need to know how to hire the right person….
BALDERDASH! Even if you’re a die-hard solo-preneur, unless you are proficient in everything from bookkeeping to graphic design (and are crazy enough to think you can do the best job all on your own), you’ll need to hire or outsource someone to help you get the jobs done, done right, and done great. It’s also the only way to expand a business effectively and have your business working for you instead of you being a slave to your business. Unless you’re the type of guy or gal who wants to work 20 hours a day only to never see your business grow…and I don’t think that’s you. Knowing how to hire is as essential as knowing how to pay your taxes.
David’s advice will help you weed through the forest of applicants, know what to ask, how to ask it, and how to know if someone is going to help you forward your business or just waste your time and/or resources (been there…done that!).
He’s my go-to guy on anything to do with business expansion, hiring, and organization. Now you get to apply is wisdom to your business to.
Here’s a run-down of what you’ll learn in this episode:
:51 – How David became to Hiring Guru
1:31 – The Two Areas That Can Be The Downfall of Any Business
2:00 – The Amazon Best Selling Book
3:38 – When Should You Consider Hiring
6:00 – The First Steps You Should Take BEFORE You Hire Someone
7:15 – What You Need to Have in Place BEFORE The Interview
8:00 – What Do You Say In The Ad
8:56 – How to Separate an OKAY Hire to an AMAZING Hire
11:39 – The 10 Truths of Hiring: Truth #1
14:14 – Getting the REAL TRUTH From the References
15:15 – Creative Interview Questions That Will Expose DUD Applicants
18:30 – How Can You Set Up Your New Hires to Have a GREAT Experience
19:27 – What 2 Thinks You Need to Have in Place (GOLDEN NUGGET)
20:51 – The Most Important Part of Hiring
23:20 – Mistakes To NOT Make During an Interview
27:20 – Who Should Be Doing The Hiring In Your Business
29:30 – Why An HR Person Isn’t Always Great At Hiring
32:12 – How to Connect With David Lee Jensen
[bctt tweet=”You’re absolutely missing the boat on a great hire if you don’t…David Lee Jensen”]
Let me know how this podcast is helping you to #BOOM Your Business. Leave a comment below and I’ll write back!
To your success!
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No matter how your year went last year, you’ve just stepped into a brand new year, a new experience, and a clean slate from which to create your best year ever. It’s the most exciting time of the year…a fresh start, a time to focus on creating and manifesting abundance, success, prosperity, happiness, and everything else you want for this year.
It’s a Time For Setting Powerful New Year’s Resolutions and Achieving Them
Far too often, we hit January 1st with New Year’s Resolutions and really don’t put any intention towards accomplishing them or following through with planned and focused action. This leads to failure, a loss of believe in ourselves, and a lack of positive gain or results.
This year, I invite you to really think on what you want before formulating your New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of just spouting out some ho-hum “wants”, concentrate on New Year’s Resolutions you are truly willing and excited to go after. Create resolutions that you can further define into goals, establish action plans for, and carry out with intention. (Download the Action Guide from Podcast Episode 1 for great exercises on creating a Strategic Action Plan to achieve your goals)
In this episode, I interviewed my Virtual Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert Jeff McMahon on how you can turn your resolutions into accomplishments. He’s helped me stay accountable, focused, and intentional on my goals and his advice is super valuable to you getting what you want in 2016.
How To Check-Off Your Resolutions As Goals Achieved
This episode is title the New Year’s Resolution Resolution because we are applying complete and total resolve in our intention to carry through your New Year’s Resolutions to completion. Jeff has provided great ideas and actions you can take to get stellar results with your resolutions.
Jeff is the go-to fitness trainer and expert for industry superstars including Pat Flynn, Chris Ducker, and myself. Fast-charging executives, excelling entrepreneurs, and those who aspire to exceptional results turn to Jeff to get their goals completed. Now you have access to his top-level training with the Booming Business Podcast! It’s my New Year’s gift to you to help you #RockYourResults in 2016.
Listen to the episode, take notes, and apply his strategies to your day-to-day life to make your New Year’s Resolutions GOALS ACHIEVED! This accomplishment will be a stepping stone to even greater achievements throughout the year. Starting your New Year with full intention towards the accomplishment of your greatest desires will bring more momentum and success and launch you into your most successful year yet.
Be sure to grab your copy of Jeff’s in-demand e-book, The Magic Pill: Lifestyle Secrets of a Personal Trainer. It’s full of great advice you can apply to see a real result.
Yay! It’s the first episode of the Booming Business Podcast. Admittedly, I’ve broken out the champagne, am feeling a little tipsy, and am minutes into my happy dance. This is so exciting and I’m overjoyed to share it with you!
I envisioned creating this podcast for about all of 2015…and now it’s here! Different names bounced back and forth and finally landed as the Booming Business Podcast, aligned with my personal brand and identity as the Booming Business Strategist.
This episode is all about the Entrepreneur Success Story.
My idea for this podcast was a way to give back, empower, motivate, inspire, and give “the goods” on what’s working right now.
I’m inspired to share the lessons I’ve learned during my decade-plus journey as an entrepreneur to help you on your journey to greatness.
I’ve experienced and learned a tremendous amount as an entrepreneur, mentor, and trainer. I was not your “likely” entrepreneur success story…far from it. In the Booming Business Podcast, I’m going to share with you lessons that work for in my life and business for real positive gains…I’ll help you avoid the costly and sometimes stupid mistakes I’ve made and bring you the counsel of other trailblazing entrepreneurs so you can capitalize on what they’ve learned works and help you circumvent the pitfalls, and mistakes we’ve experienced. I’m be sharing other success stories and look forward to celebrating your entrepreneur success story!
[bctt tweet=”Adversity is just a stepping stone to your GREATNESS. Shannon Lavenia”]
In each episode, you’ll learn everything from social media strategies to bring customers to your door to masterminding a winning mindset and everything in between. Some of the upcoming topics include: how to make your resolutions stick, using webinars to boom your business, branding expertise to set your business apart and ahead, and protecting your brand and assets….plus much, much more. Be sure to subscribe NOW so you never miss an episode.
The purpose of the Booming Business Podcast is to provide training you can use right now to reduce your learning curve and shorten your runway to success…it’s creating YOUR entrepreneur success story and doing it fast.
I was fortunate to learn from a leader who laid all the “working strategies” out for me…it was one of my greatest catalysts to success…that and the determinism I developed through my experiences. I’ve had amazing mentors and friends who have selflessly shared their guidance and direction. I shared my story with you here today, in Episode #1, so you’ll know that what you’re going to learn in this podcast is real, valuable, and effective. Use it. It works.
I’m excited to bring amazing guests to you, including Kimra Luna of Freedom Hackers Mastermind, Online Marketing Expert Amy Porterfield, Virtual Personal trainer Jeff McMahon, …recently featured on Business Insider, Digital Marketing Strategiest jennifer Lehner and the Hiring Expert David Lee Jensen…author of the bestselling book The Naked Interview…and other amazing entrepreneurs who will give you the advice and strategies you need to Boom Your Business and get Rockin’ Results.
There’s two things I want you to remember about the Booming Business Podcast.
This podcast is Actionable. Along with the podcast episode, there will be a corresponding blog post with a downloadable action guide. The action guide is developed to help you immediately implement the lessons from the podcast. I was a high school teacher so I’m always focused on application. I want you to USE what you learn, not just have it take up mental head space.
I love to hear from you. Don’t be stingy with your comments or feedback. It’s like magical pixie dust to me and keeps me fired up. So, leave a comment or a question and let’s create an amazing conversation that helps you and others.
And…if you love and appreciate the content I’m giving you, SHARE IT. Just click to post to Facebook, Twitter, or you’re other social media profiles…your friends will thank you for it.
In this first episode, I share my personal journey and entrepreneur success story, from the struggles as an orphan to my unlikely rise and success in becoming a millionaire entrepreneur.
This episode is chock full of inspiration and steps you can take right now to crush your circumstances and get on with being GREAT. I won’t be talking much about myself in upcoming episodes but wanted you to share in my story so you could get to know me. It’s important to me that you know I understand the struggles and challenges that arise in life and business, and I can help you crush through them to get what you want out of this life.
The Action Guide includes a transcript of the show and exercises you can do right now to start Booming Your Results in life and business.
So, listen, take notes, and get moving with the Action Guide.
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