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#110: Joey Coleman—How to Stop Losing Customers

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Your customers are leaving in droves. Today’s guest, Joey Coleman, has the research to back it up. So if you want to keep your customers and grow your business, don’t miss this episode. In it, Joey highlights the 8 phases of customer experience so you never lose another customer again.

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March 4th, 2019


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March 5th, 2018


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February 19th, 2018


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February 12th, 2018


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January 15th, 2018


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January 8th, 2018


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December 25th, 2017


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#74: Jerry Linenger—How to Accomplish Your Mission Under Extreme Pressure

December 11th, 2017


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December 4th, 2017


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#72: Todd Duncan—5 Rules That Will Help You Attract Loyal Customers

November 27th, 2017


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She’s written, visualized, and helped people deliver some of the world’s …

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October 2nd, 2017


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September 25th, 2017


If you’ve ever tried to write sales copy for your product, then you’ve probably felt the intimidation of the blank page.

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#62: Chris Guillebeau—How to Launch a Side Hustle That Will Make You a Profit in a Month

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Ever thought about quitting your job to start a business of your own?

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September 11th, 2017


If you had a chance to sit down with a world-renowned businessman, what would you ask?

As an entrepreneur, you’d likely want him to go back to the …

#60: Chase Reeves—4 Steps That Will Make You a Successful Entrepreneur

September 4th, 2017


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#59: Robert Sutton—How To Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt

August 28th, 2017


Many of our favorite movies and TV shows portray jerks at work. From droning Lumbergh in Office Space, clueless Michael in The Office, to sleazy Mr. Hart in 9 to 5, we find these characters so funny because they’re true.

#58: Craig Ross—Teams That Do Big Things Take These 7 Steps

August 21st, 2017


Do you and your team members suffer from DSD — Distracted, Stressed, and Disconnected? 

Sure, you believe in what your team is doing. And you believe in the people on your team. But it feels like no matter how hard you …

#57: Anthony Iannarino—Energize Your Sales Abilities With These 7 Expert Tips

August 14th, 2017


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#56: David Covey and Stephan Mardyks—7 Traps That Can Tank Your Success (And How to Avoid Them)

August 7th, 2017


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#55: Seth Godin—5 Huge Paradigm Shifts that Will Change the Way You Do Marketing

July 31st, 2017


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#54: The Best of 2017 (So Far), Part 2

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#53: The Best of 2017 (So Far), Part 1

July 17th, 2017


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#52: David Horsager—The 8 Pillars of Trust that Will Make or Break Your Business

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#51: Molly Fletcher—6 Strategies that Will Help You Run Your Business Fearlessly

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June 19th, 2017


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In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re going to take away the confusion behind getting started with email marketing. Donald Miller …

#48: Caitlin Crosby—3 Powerful Lessons for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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You stop to hear their story and take …

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June 5th, 2017


Go on, admit it. If you’re a business leader, you’ve stayed up late binge-watching -- no, not Game of Thrones -- but TED talks.

And it’s totally understandable. TED talks take complex topics and present them in a way …

#46: Luke Laird—An Inspiring Look at a Hit Songwriter’s Creative Process

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#44: Ernie Johnson—3 Life Lessons That Will Inspire You to Slow Down and Live Differently

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Is it possible to live a life of service and sacrifice even while pursuing a career that matters deeply?

When you look at the life of sportscasting legend Ernie Johnson, Jr., you can’t help but say yes.

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#42: Ian Cron—Can the Enneagram Make You a More Effective Leader?

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#41: Allan Heinberg—3 Powerful Takeaways Marketers Can Learn from a Master Storyteller

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April 17th, 2017


Most of us business leaders are glued to our phones. Work can feel all-consuming. We end each day fatigued and overloaded, and everything suffers as …

#39: Chris Zook—How to Turbocharge Your Company’s Growth with "The Founder’s Mentality"

April 10th, 2017


Why do some companies stay young, agile, and competitive, while others get bogged down and decline?

That’s the big question that this week's guest, Chris Zook, set out to answer. After years of research, he and his team …

#38: Lee Cockerell—5 Lessons from a Disney Exec to Help You Develop Amazing People Skills

April 3rd, 2017


Why do leaders fail?

It’s not because they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s usually because they’ve failed to listen to and develop their staff. They’ve failed to respect and communicate well with them. Basically, …

#37: Mel Robbins—Hack Your Motivation and Accomplish More With This Surprisingly Simple Strategy

March 27th, 2017


Motivation is overrated. If you want to accomplish the things that will grow your life and your business, you can’t rely on it.

And today’s guest on the Building a Story Brand podcast, Mel Robbins, is with me on this …

#36: Daniel Tardy—Nine Strategies That Will Make Your Meetings More Productive

March 20th, 2017


Why are most meetings so awful?

A lot of us leave every meeting feeling like we’ve wasted our time and gotten nowhere on a problem -- only to get …

#35: Elon Musk’s Biographer, Ashlee Vance—What Can Everyday Entrepreneurs Learn from the Life of Elon Musk?

March 13th, 2017


There’s nobody like Elon Musk.

As the founder and CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla (among other ventures), he is arguably the world’s most visionary entrepreneur.

And on the podcast this week, Donald Miller interviews …

#34: Stephen Mansfield—10 Warning Signs of a Leadership Crash (and How to Fix Them)

March 6th, 2017


Why do leaders crash and burn, taking their companies and families down with them? Is it the inevitable result of pressure or a character flaw? Or …

#33: Carrie Green—6 Steps That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

February 27th, 2017


If you’re trying to start and grow a business, you know it’s not an easy road. Rewarding, yes. Eventful, yes. But easy? Not at all.

But like any …

#32: Greg McKeown—How to Live and Work with Radical Clarity

February 20th, 2017


According to Greg McKeown, the author of Essentialism, most of us have been living under the assumption that we can have it all -- we just have to …

#31: Mike Pacchione—8 Expert Tips That Will Make Your Next Speech Unforgettable

February 13th, 2017


For business leaders, public speaking skills are critical. Whether you’re delivering a major keynote or simply leading a staff meeting, you’ve got to …

#30: Lee LeFever—Why You’re Confusing Your Customers and How to Fix It

February 6th, 2017


As business leaders, we often get so focused on the details of our company that we forget to step back and understand things from our customers’ …

#29: Chalene Johnson—How to Effectively Scale Your Business Without Losing Your Mind

January 30th, 2017


We’re passionate about growing our businesses, aren’t we? But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, the path of scaling a company is lined with landmines and pitfalls, both personal and professional.

This week on the …

#28: Rachel Cruze—7 Smart Habits That Will Transform Your Personal Finances

January 23rd, 2017


As a business leader, you’d never start a year without a working budget or a sense of your profit margin, would you?

But most of us don’t have the …

#27: Don Schneider—How to Create a Big Brand (Even On a Small Budget)

January 16th, 2017


If you’re good at marketing, you know how to make people understand what you offer. But if you’re good at branding, you know how to make people feel a certain way about it.

When you master this, you can create …

#26: John Lowry—5 Strategies That Will Make You a Strong Negotiator

January 9th, 2017


A lot of us believe that killer negotiators are born, not made. But that’s not true. When you know a few key strategies, you can become a great negotiator and land great outcomes for your business. Best of all, you can …

#25: StoryBrand Productivity Schedule

January 2nd, 2017


Welcome to 2017! If you’re wondering how to make this year more productive and meaningful, try the 30-day process we walk you through in this …

#24: The Best of 2016

December 26th, 2016


Get our best wisdom from 2016, compressed into a single episode! As we close out the year, we’ve selected clips from 10 conversations we’ve had on the podcast and highlighted our biggest takeaways from them.

If you’re …

#23: David Kinnaman—10 Expert Tips to Strengthen Your Business with Surveys

December 19th, 2016


As good as your gut may be about your customers, there are some aspects of your business that are too important to guess at.

That’s why I’m thrilled to have David Kinnaman joining us on this episode of the Building a …

#22: Nigel Green—3 Reasons Why You Should Fire Yourself This Week (Really)

December 12th, 2016


2017 is right around the corner. How can you set yourself up for a great year in your job?

What if I said you should fire yourself?

It sounds crazy, …

#21: Amy Porterfield—4 Foolproof Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing

December 5th, 2016


If you’re trying to run and grow a business, you know you’re going to need smart marketing tactics to get you to the next level of success.

The trouble is, there is SO MUCH information out there. And not all of it can …

#20: Miles Adcox—6 Characteristics that Will Make You an Emotionally Strong Leader

November 28th, 2016


Can we be real with each other? Leading a business packs a big emotional punch. The stress of the day-to-day. The immense pressure to succeed. The …

#19: Nicole Walters—4 Surprising Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Better at Selling

November 21st, 2016


Entrepreneurs, listen up. If you want to bust through that revenue plateau, you’ve got to get good at selling -- even if you don’t think of yourself …

#18: Jon Gordon—4 Inspiring Principles to Develop More Grit

November 14th, 2016


As business leaders, we throw the word “grit” around a lot.

It’s hard work, resilience, and toughness all rolled into one.

But where does grit come …

#17: Ryan Deiss—4 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Persuasive

November 7th, 2016


What do you offer your customers?

Sure, you’ve got a product or service.

But really, you offer your customers some kind of transformation. And when …

#16: Rory Vaden—5 Revolutionary Strategies That Will Maximize Your Time

October 31st, 2016


Did you wake up this morning and ask, “What am I going to get done today?”

Or did you say, "How can I use my time today in a way that makes tomorrow better?"

If we really want to accomplish our big goals while keeping …

#15: Christy Wright—5 Ways Entrepreneurial Women Can Thrive and Win Big

October 24th, 2016


Starting a business comes with plenty of challenges. And women face a unique set of them as they become entrepreneurs.

To help, Donald Miller sat down with Christy Wright, founder of Business Boutique. And we’re kicking …

#14: Jeff Walker—Secrets of a Successful Product Launch

August 22nd, 2016


You can launch a product online with hope. Or you can launch it with a plan.

In the Season 2 finale of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Miller talks with Jeff Walker, digital marketing pioneer and creator of …

#13: Brian Clark—How to Win Big With Content Marketing

August 15th, 2016


Would you propose on a first date?   Of course not, but that's how many businesses approach marketing. You get a lead and immediately start asking …

#12: Ben Crane—5 Habits of People Who Win Big (Even Under Pressure)

August 8th, 2016


If we approached our jobs the way professional golfers approach theirs, we'd all be millionaires.   Meet Ben Crane, a PGA Tour golf pro consistently …

#11: Ken Blanchard—How to Cast a Vision So People Listen

August 1st, 2016


We have mantra at StoryBrand: ​if you confuse, you'll lose.​   We say it in reference to customers, but it's also true for your team. Businesses don't just falter because they lack a vision. They falter because the …

#10: Toi Sweeney—Is Your Professional Wardrobe Hurting Your Business?

July 25th, 2016


Like it or not, we all judge each other by our appearances. What you wear makes an instant impression on your customers. It's up to you to define what that impression is.   In this episode of Building a Story Brand, …

#9: David Salyers—3 Ways to Deliver Value and Delight Your Customers

July 18th, 2016


Ever struggled to keep your customers coming back? Donald Miller talks with Chick-fil-A's VP of Brand Activation, David Salyers, to discuss how the …

#8: Canlis—Secrets of Insanely Good Customer Service

July 11th, 2016


Customer service matters more than ever in our super-connected world. One customer experience for your business — good or bad — may end up influencing thousands of people.   In the Season 2 opener of Building a Story …

#7: Scott Hamilton—​How to Show Up, Hit Your Goals, and Win Big

April 24th, 2016


What really drives true success — whether it's on the ice or in the office? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold …

#6: Ray Edwards—Why Your Sales Copy Stinks (and How to Fix It)

April 18th, 2016


Feel like your sales copy falls flat? Join Donald Miller for a conversation with world-renowned copywriting and marketing pro Ray Edwards. You'll …

#5: Jonathan Davis—How to Make Your Call to Action Irresistible

April 11th, 2016


As anyone who's ever bought a set of kitchen knives at 2 a.m. will tell you, infomercials are selling machines. And in this podcast, you'll discover exactly how and why they work so well. Donald Miller talks with …

#4: Claire Diaz-Ortiz—6 Steps to Accomplish More in Less Time

April 4th, 2016


Feel overwhelmed and overworked? Don't miss this game-changing conversation with Donald Miller and Twitter pioneer Claire Diaz-Ortiz. In this episode, you'll discover six steps you can take to achieve more by doing less …

#3: Dave Ramsey—How to Be the Guide and Attract More Customers

March 28th, 2016


Donald Miller talks with personal finance legend Dave Ramsey about how to position your business as a guide and focus on your customers' successes. Dave intuitively understands this marketing strategy, and it's a huge …

#2: Mike McHargue—Why People Buy: The Powerful Science of Selling

March 18th, 2016


Donald Miller sits down with Mike McHargue, aka "Science Mike," to discuss what's really going on in your customers' brains when they come to your website. It's a fun and accessible look at the neuroscience of sales and …

#1: Michael Hyatt—How to Know What Your Customers Are Thinking

March 11th, 2016


Donald Miller talks with special guest Michael Hyatt, the seven-figure leadership blogger and New York Times best-selling author. Hyatt shares his process for understanding his readers at a high level and serving them …

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