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The Influential Personal Brand Podcast

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Build and monetize your personal brand. This show is full of some of the best marketing tips for (aspiring) influencers, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches, executives, and anyone who wants to get their message out to more people. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that any service-minde… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

How To Get Good at Being Awkward with Henna Pryor

February 27th, 2024

54:29

Awkwardness is part of life. But not many of us know how to navigate it, let alone leverage it for success. During this episode, Henna Pryor joins us to discuss the superpower of embracing awkwardness. Among her many …

3 Copywriting Secrets | Dr. JJ Peterson Episode Recap

February 23rd, 2024

20:45

What does it take to write great copy? And how can you master it to reach your audience and share your message? In today’s conversation, you’ll hear Rory share his top three copywriting secrets for producing persuasive …

StoryBrand 7-Step Method with Dr. JJ Peterson

February 20th, 2024

38:11

If you’ve ever struggled to explain your offer, you’re not alone. It can be daunting trying to pitch what you do (and why it’s important) without coming across as arrogant or cocky, which means we often end up …

What You Need To Start Building Your Speaking Business | Joe Heaps Episode

February 16th, 2024

13:42

AJ gained some valuable insight after her conversation with the Owner and CMO of eSpeakers, Joe Heaps, about what it takes to make speaking your profession and how to grow your speaking business. This recap episode …

Helping Speakers Get Booked On More Stages with Joe Heaps

February 13th, 2024

52:55

The speaking industry has grown leaps and bounds to the extent that speakers are now considered entrepreneurs, as they are now personal brands and businesses. But finding work is not as simple as just sending a text or …

5 Steps for Coaches to Help Other People Create Breakthroughs

February 9th, 2024

26:13

Many people don’t see breakthrough in their lives, despite their best efforts. Following our conversation with Michael Bungay Stanier, we’re sharing …

The Coaching Habit with Michael Bungay Stanier

February 6th, 2024

34:47

Despite its undeniable power to affect change and bring forth transformation, coaching, as a profession, is still widely misunderstood. …

3 Simple Steps to Getting More Referrals for Your Business | Barb Betts Episode Recap

February 2nd, 2024

13:36

Getting referrals is one of the best ways to grow your client base, and by extension, your business. But how do you go about initiating this process? And where is the best place to start? In today’s recap episode, AJ …

Building Your Referral-Based Business with Barb Betts

January 30th, 2024

52:42

You might think that, in 2024, the most effective way to grow your business is through your online presence. But you’d be wrong. The truth is that the majority of businesses today still thrive, not through Google …

The Secret to Self Worth

January 26th, 2024

21:37

What can you do to increase the likelihood of success? What are the things we do to self-sabotage? In this episode, we recap our main takeaways …

Mindset Shifts That Lead to Massive Success with Erwin McManus

January 23rd, 2024

30:20

Achieving massive success requires more than talent or strategies; it also involves cultivating the right mindset. In today’s episode, we sit down …

Building Your Personal Brand: When to Slow Down So You Can Speed Up | Elizabeth Stephens Episode Recap

January 19th, 2024

20:56

Building a strong foundation for your personal brand, and your business, is essential. But how do you go about building that foundation? And how do …

Building Your Personal Brand Journey with Elizabeth Stephens

January 16th, 2024

48:32

No matter where you are in your personal brand journey, there are always key questions that you should be asking yourself, like “What should I be …

5 Keys to Using Customer Experience as a Differentiator

January 12th, 2024

22:50

Can small enhancements to your customer journey make a memorable impact? Will Guidara, restaurateur, speaker, founder of creative hospitality agency Thank You, host of The Welcome Conference, and bestselling author of …

Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara

January 9th, 2024

43:46

When Will Guidara decided to serve a two-dollar hot dog in his four-star New York restaurant, his life was changed forever. This move to create a …

Celebrate, Save, or Cancel — When to Retain and When to Let Go

January 5th, 2024

16:34

Navigating cancellations can be tricky. Today’s conversation is all about the role of your cancellation strategy in supporting client retention. …

Retain Your Customers with the Beginning In Mind with Shana Lynn

January 2nd, 2024

45:29

This episode is all about community and retention. It doesn’t matter who you are, this message is for you! Joining us to explore this super important, universal topic is Shana Lynn, a podcast host, speaker, and …

5 Keys to Being Financially Secure as an Entrepreneur

December 29th, 2023

26:34

Money is a topic that is just not talked about enough – how to make it; save it; invest it; wisely spend it; and keep it.  So we were thrilled when we got the chance to sit down with Rob Luna recently, and he made some …

Wealth Building Strategies For Entrepreneurs

December 26th, 2023

35:41

One of our favorite things to do is speak with clients who have expertise relevant to the Influential Personal Brand community. In today’s episode, we speak with Rob Luna, a distinguished wealth strategist and CEO of …

What To Know If You Want To Be a Highly Paid Professional Speaker

December 22nd, 2023

15:32

There’s more than one way to become a highly paid professional speaker. But what are the best paths to success? And how do you choose what’s right for you? In today’s special recap episode, AJ takes us through her top …

What You Should Know About Working with Speaker Bureaus with Shawn Hanks

December 19th, 2023

48:46

Are you a talented speaker looking to advance your career, but unsure of how to take the next steps and scale up? Then look no further than today’s conversation with Shawn Hanks, CEO of Premiere Speakers Bureau (PSB) – …

Using Speed as a Competitive Advantage

December 15th, 2023

22:47

There is a guiding principle for wealth accumulation and financial prosperity that says money loves speed. Take a moment to reflect on that. Money …

The Time to Win with Jay Baer

December 12th, 2023

37:21

Speed is an incredibly important factor in delivering products and services to your customers and it is often overlooked. Today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, Jay Baer joins us to discuss his new book, The …

Is This the Golden Age of Publishing?

December 8th, 2023

13:57

Welcome to the recap of our conversation with the author and CEO of Copper Books, Allison Trowbridge about why an author is also an entrepreneur. In …

Be an Author Entrepreneur with Allison Trowbridge

December 5th, 2023

37:35

Authors are entrepreneurs! If you are an author of any kind or if you aspire to write a book someday, then this is the episode for you! Today we are joined by the incredible Allison Trowbridge, author and entrepreneur, …

The Secrets of Building an Amazing Affiliate Lead Generation Machine

December 1st, 2023

26:15

Ever wonder about the secrets behind Brand Builders Group’s success? Then don’t miss out on this special recap episode stemming from our recent interview with Matt McWilliams. Today, Rory talks about the secrets to …

How To Get Affiliates To Promote Your Product with Matt McWilliams

November 28th, 2023

32:10

Building a business is not as valuable as building a reputation, and there are few better ways of carrying your business’ reputation forward than by implementing an affiliate program. Affiliate marketing uses …

How to Get Better Outputs Using ChatGpt

November 24th, 2023

15:10

As we recap the inspirational conversation that we had with Elevate and Scale’s Kyle Stout, we decided to hone in on how to get the best outputs from using ChatGPT. The most important thing to understand is that you …

Become A Better Copywriter with AI with Kyle Stout

November 21st, 2023

51:10

There are many fears surrounding AI and its recent evolution. While many of these are valid, some are not, and many people are forgetting about the …

3 Secrets to Getting Publicity

November 17th, 2023

34:39

Today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are recapping our discussion with Paige Dungan and highlighting three secrets to gaining publicity. Tuning in, you’ll hear all about the importance of connecting your …

How to Get Publicity for Your Book Launch with Paige Dungan

November 14th, 2023

33:28

The media doesn’t care about your book until you have proven yourself as an expert! The incredible PR guru, Paige Dungan, joins us today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast to discuss publicity for book launches. …

Building Your Consulting Practice by Positioning Your Expertise

November 10th, 2023

16:08

In the previous episode, we spoke to author and speaker, David Baker, about the steps to positioning yourself as an expert in your field. Using the insights gained from our conversation with David, in this recap …

Charge More by Doing Less with David Baker

November 7th, 2023

45:21

Have you ever wondered why being an expert in your field can make or break your brand's success? Becoming an expert takes time and effort. It requires continuous learning, staying up-to-date with industry trends, and …

How to Turn Your Personal Brand into a Worldwide Movement

November 3rd, 2023

27:55

Ever wondered how a personal brand transforms into a global phenomenon? In today’s episode, Rory delves into what it means to be a mission-driven messenger and the incredible things that can happen when you commit to …

How AI will reshape Customer and Member Experience with Pat Flynn

October 31st, 2023

38:03

AI might be all the rage right now, but in keeping up with all the latest advancements in this field it is important not to lose sight of the power of real, human connection. That is the opinion of today’s guest, Pat …

Hidden Perks of Podcasting | Carli van Heerden Episode Recap

October 27th, 2023

11:36

In the previous episode, we spoke to Carli van Heerden, CEO and Founder of We Edit Podcasts, about what it takes to start your own podcast and the ins and outs of podcast production. In this recap episode, we highlight …

Podcasting - Behind the Scenes Edition with Carli van Heerden

October 24th, 2023

39:37

How do I get started in podcasting? If I do start a podcast, what can I do to make sure it succeeds? These are just some of the common questions we …

3 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Miracle

October 20th, 2023

28:22

Are you interested in the idea of creating miracles in your life? Join us as we make it practical on today’s recap episode and talk about three ways to set yourself up for a miracle! The interview with Tim Storey was …

Having a Miracle Mentality with Tim Storey

October 17th, 2023

32:26

Different, better, and more magical, whether due to faith or what is innately in you, our guest today wants to encourage you to step out into who you are supposed to be and open yourself up to the supernatural realm …

How To Attract Your Top Customers | Tom Schwab Recap Episode

October 13th, 2023

17:39

In the entrepreneurial community, there are plenty of conversations being had on the topic of other people’s money, but when it comes to other people’s platforms there is so much that is being left unexplored. For …

How Digital Marketing Could Be Destroying Your Business with Tom Schwab

October 10th, 2023

43:36

These days there’s so much pressure for your brand to be everywhere online. But what if digital marketing is actually harming your brand, rather than helping it? Joining us today to unpack this controversial topic is …

Turning a Book into a Big Business

October 6th, 2023

19:46

We are back with a special recap of our interview with Scott Jeffrey Miller. What an inspirational story to hear, it’s not about fame, it’s not about notoriety, it’s about impact. To be able to hear the journey of how …

How to Build a $300 Million Training Company with Scott Jeffrey Miller

October 3rd, 2023

41:08

On our show today is Scott Jeffrey Miller, a twenty-five-year FranklinCovey associate, serving as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of thought leadership. He is the host of On Leadership With …

Use Your Existing Customer Base to Double Your Business | Nikki Nash Episode Recap

September 29th, 2023

15:34

The interview with Nikki Nash was truly insightful, as she provided fantastic tips for doubling your business in 12-18 months, including 5 …

Rethink Your Business Development Strategy to Grow Sales with Nikki Nash

September 26th, 2023

44:27

If you are looking to grow your business, you do not want to miss this episode! Today, we dive into how you can double your business in the next 12-18 months, and we are excited to have Nikki Nash on the podcast. Nikki …

7 Tips for Winning a Lawsuit

September 22nd, 2023

42:37

After an incredibly insightful conversation with Rebecca Zung about maintaining your integrity and finding practical resolutions while disengaging …

How to Negotiate with Narcissists with Rebecca Zung

September 19th, 2023

46:13

If you tell a narcissist what you want, they will ensure you don’t get it. Rebecca Zung is a negotiation expert specializing in the seemingly impossible task of negotiating with a narcissist. She is a top attorney with …

3 Tips to Help You Uplevel Your Instagram Game | Chelsea Peitz Episode Recap

September 15th, 2023

18:14

Your most important content is the conversations you are having while engaging on your social media platform. Welcome to the recap episode of our conversation with Chelsea Peitz, all about how you can uplevel your …

Be Better at Instagram — 5 Things You Can Do Today with Chelsea Peitz

September 12th, 2023

1:01:11

Diving into the world of social media to build your personal brand is definitely a rollercoaster ride on the track of a love-hate relationship. On …

What Questions to Ask to Help You Find Your Why

September 8th, 2023

22:16

Resilience, grit, perseverance; why do some people have it, and others don’t? What’s the difference? Consider this a debrief, recap, and summary of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast episode with Bianca Olthoff! …

How Personal Brands can Develop More Grit and Perseverance with Bianca Olthoff

September 5th, 2023

31:51

Bianca Olthoff believes that grit is not something we’re born with but rather that it’s something everyone can build. She is a best-selling author, lead pastor, and speaker promoting perseverance to audiences across the …

Do You Need an App? | Josh Hotsenpiller Episode Recap

September 1st, 2023

9:48

Just because it’s out there doesn’t mean you need it! That is the essence of our conversation with Josh Hotsenpiller, and today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are recapping our discussion with the …

Leveraging Technology to Scale Your Business with Josh Hotsenpiller

August 29th, 2023

41:48

Join us on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast as we delve into the world of AI, apps, and technology with Josh Hotsenpiller, Founder and CEO of …

Eternal Life Part 1: Strategy for Defeating Death

August 25th, 2023

2:08:46

Today's episode is a serious departure from our usual way of doing things, and we are using the inspiring conversation we had with Randy Stocker as a jumping-off point to start an exploration of spirituality, …

Hugs Help: How to Support People Who Are Grieving with Randy Stocker

August 22nd, 2023

38:12

Grief is an unfortunate but inevitable part of life, yet most of us don’t feel equipped to support people around us who are grieving. Today’s guest, Randy Stocker, has dealt with tragic, traumatic loss during his life, …

3 Things To Know Before You Write A Book

August 18th, 2023

18:33

Contrary to popular belief, writing a book may not actually be the most beneficial step to building your personal brand. Join us as we provide a …

So, You Want to Write A Book. Now What?

August 15th, 2023

41:24

Writing a book is one thing; selling it is another altogether. Today, we are joined by author and award-winning diversity consultant, Risha Grant as …

Telling Stories That Make a Difference with Damon West

August 11th, 2023

16:15

Step into the riveting world of storytelling and its profound impact on your brand's message in this special episode recap. Explore the significance of transforming your brand's story into an inspirational narrative …

Turning Your Story Into A Message with Damon West

August 8th, 2023

44:58

In this episode, we explore the importance of turning your brand's story into a powerful message. We discuss how this process enables you to create …

The 5 Reasons Why Authors Miss Bestseller Lists

August 4th, 2023

23:19

In our most recent episode, we spoke with Chicken Soup for the Soul trailblazer, Patty Aubery, about the successes and challenges of building the …

How Chicken Soup for the Soul sold 500 million books with Patty Aubery

August 1st, 2023

36:35

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Jack Canfield and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has over 250 titles and has sold more than 500 …

How to Set Your Fees

July 28th, 2023

17:54

If you are a speaker, consultant, coach, author, or any other type of content creator, you are probably the kind of person who is motivated by …

How To Be Well Paid As A Coach with Mitch Matthews

July 25th, 2023

1:01:19

If you’re driven to help people thrive, you’re already well on your way to success as a coach. The next step is setting your prices right and finding the clients who want to pay you what you are worth. Today’s guest, …

What You Need to Know about Becoming a Bestselling Author

July 21st, 2023

21:26

In this episode, we build on our recent episode with Nena Madonia, delving into the world of book deals, publishing, and bestseller lists. We share our expertise and proven strategies, as well as the secrets to becoming …

How to Get a Big Book Deal with Nena Madonia Oshman

July 18th, 2023

45:38

Literary agents play an important role in bringing an author’s words to life. They help authors to secure the book deals that they need to turn a …

How To Find Your People

July 14th, 2023

15:30

Inspired by our conversation with Phil Treadwell, this episode centers on social media, human interaction, and how this relates to finding our people and building our personal brands. Tuning in, you’ll hear about social …

How To Build Your Brand In the Mortgage and Real Estate Industry with Phil Treadwell

July 11th, 2023

41:33

If you’re wondering how you can use your personal brand to leverage and differentiate yourself to generate more leads when the market is challenging, this episode is for you! In this niche episode aimed at real estate …

Two Customer Service Secrets That Will Grow Your Sales

July 7th, 2023

25:49

Today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are recapping our discussion with Brittany Hodak about creating superfans and sharing two revenue-growing customer service secrets with you! Be sure to tune in to hear …

Creating Superfans with Brittany Hodak

July 4th, 2023

38:52

Did you know that creating superfans of your personal brand is the key to long-lasting success? Joining us today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast is our friend, Brittany Hodak, to tell us all about her new …

Simple Steps to Grow and Scale

June 30th, 2023

16:32

If you are starting your coaching journey or you’ve been on it for a while, in this recap episode, we discuss our key takeaways from our interview with Andy Bailey on how to scale your coaching practice. We discuss the …

Scaling Your Coaching Practice with Andy Bailey

June 27th, 2023

40:33

If you are a coach, consultant, trainer, speaker, author, or expert who wants to scale your coaching practice, then this episode is for you! Andy …

How to Break Free from Being Busy

June 23rd, 2023

27:51

After our conversation with Dan Martell, in which he laid out his plan for buying back your time, we wanted to double down on this concept and underline some of the most important steps that you can take as an …

How to Build Your Own Media Production Team with Dan Martell

June 20th, 2023

43:11

Today we welcome to the show angel investor, influencer, YouTuber, thought leader, bestselling author, and standout entrepreneur, Dan Martell! After founding, scaling, and exiting three tech companies in ten years, Dan …

How To Get Your Brand Protected

June 16th, 2023

14:34

In the context of so many recent changes in technology and business, entrepreneurs and brand leaders need to stay abreast of what keeps their …

What You Need Legally To Protect Your Personal Brand with Heather Pearce Campbell

June 13th, 2023

52:18

Some of our episodes are so foundational and important that they can apply to all of our listeners, no matter what niche of online business and personal brand building you occupy. Today's conversation about legal …

3 Elements of Mental Toughness

June 9th, 2023

24:50

All of the most successful people in the world have cracked the ‘mental toughness code’ and today, we are recapping our chat with Todd Durkin, …

Having a High-Performance Mindset with Todd Durkin

June 6th, 2023

34:55

Do you want to recapture the mojo you have lost? We want you to do the work to get your mind right and today on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are joined by the incredible personal trainer and …

Redefining Success

June 2nd, 2023

12:14

Success is difficult to define because it is a subjective and evolving concept influenced by individual values, changing circumstances, external …

How To Turn Your Job Into Your Calling with Ryan Blair

May 30th, 2023

45:27

Turning your job into your calling is a process that takes time and effort. By focusing on your values, building positive relationships, and taking …

Online Marketing Funnel Fundamentals

May 26th, 2023

23:17

Marketing automation is an exciting endeavor because it empowers marketers to optimize their processes, deliver personalized experiences, nurture …

Using Funnels to Drive Revenue Growth with Lauren Cannon

May 23rd, 2023

31:51

Funnels are a powerful concept in marketing and sales that can help drive revenue and growth. A funnel represents the customer journey from initial …

How To Grow Your Business By Changing The Way You Think: Vinnie Fisher Episode Recap

May 19th, 2023

13:51

Vinnie Fisher is a businessman, entrepreneur, author, husband, father, and the co-founder and CEO of Fully Accountable, a full-service accounting …

Building a Profits and People First Mindset with Vinnie Fisher

May 16th, 2023

41:18

Many entrepreneurs and business owners struggle with proper growth and scaling strategies for their companies. While there are a few critical areas …

My 3 Favorite Email Marketing Tips

May 12th, 2023

31:25

After all these years, email is still the king for monetizing an audience. Most people with an email list the size of ours have millions of social …

Advanced Email Marketing Strategies with Nathan Barry

May 9th, 2023

44:15

Marketing automation is one of the most powerful resources in the world. That’s especially true as it pertains to email! Today’s guest is an author …

How To Keep The Money You Make

May 5th, 2023

13:22

This episode is a quick overview of our recent episode with CPA, Fractional CFA, and podcast host, Shannon Weinstein. Join us to hear some highlights from our enriching conversation about money, taxes, and financial …

4 Financial Facts That Will Help You Keep More Of The Money You Earn with Shannon Weinstein

May 2nd, 2023

49:46

Today’s episode is for everyone, no matter how much or how little you make! How do you keep more of the money you’re making? That’s a question relevant to everyone who earns an income. It’s not for millionaires or …

3 Sources of Inspiration to Help You Outlast Difficulty

April 28th, 2023

20:16

We recently hosted Dr. Mariel Buqué for an enriching conversation about her rise from private practitioner to household name. She is a …

How to Build a Credible Personal Brand with Dr. Mariel Buqué

April 25th, 2023

30:30

Today’s guest is a true expert in mental health and trauma recovery. Dr. Mariel Buqué is a Columbia-trained psychologist and author who has been …

What Is Imposter Syndrome and Do I Have It

April 21st, 2023

15:36

After our incredible conversation with therapist and entrepreneur, Michelle Chalfant, we wanted to take a closer look at imposter syndrome and how it affects our lives. To start, we define what imposter syndrome is, how …

How Believing In Yourself Can Grow Your Business with Michelle Chalfant

April 18th, 2023

52:50

It is very easy to tell ourselves that we are not good enough, that we are not worthy, and that we don’t deserve to have it all. And in business, …

3 Hidden Traits of Successful People

April 14th, 2023

26:38

Successful people usually have a mix of traits that are easy to spot and others that are not as evident but are just as important. What are those …

How Pastors Can Build Their Personal Brand with Carey Nieuwhof

April 11th, 2023

40:02

What began as a hobby ended up turning Carey Nieuwhof into one of the most influential leadership speakers and authors in the world! Between 2012 and 2014, while Carey was pastoring at Connexus (the church he founded), …

5 Things You Need to Know to Hit A Bestseller List

April 7th, 2023

19:28

As an author, you are no doubt much more occupied with writing an exceptional book, than you are with selling it. And while not all authors are in the business of hitting bestseller lists, most publishers are. So if …

What Makes A New York Times Bestselling Book with Esther Fedorkevich

April 4th, 2023

51:21

Not every author aspires to become a bestseller. But if your goal is to join the ranks of one of these coveted lists, such as the New York Times, then there are a few key things to know before you get started. Our guest …

How to Build Recurring Revenue

March 31st, 2023

31:41

In the previous episode, we spoke to John Meese about building massive membership sites. In this recap episode, we zone in on the key ways to build massive recurring revenue within the membership site model. We explain …

How to Build Massive Membership Sites with John Meese

March 28th, 2023

35:49

Membership sites are a great way to ensure continuous revenue and build a community. Today we are joined by membership site expert John Meese. John has helped people and brands build six to seven-figure membership …

Tips For Being a Better Coach

March 24th, 2023

12:41

Today’s episode is for all the coaches out there! Tune in for a series of quick and practical tips on how anyone can elevate their offerings as a coach. In this brief, but informative episode, AJ shares her top …

How Coaches Can Use Technology to Scale with Minal Mehta

March 21st, 2023

48:22

There’s a big difference between the skills required to be an exceptional coach and the expertise you need to create a thriving business. If you’ve …

How An App Helps You Build Community

March 17th, 2023

12:58

Building and nurturing a community is an essential part of building a brand. In this episode, we recap our recent interview with AppIt Ventures CEO, Amanda Moriuchi, and share our most significant takeaways. Our …

How To Know When You Are Ready For An App with Amanda Moriuchi

March 14th, 2023

48:37

Having an app allows for a more intimate engagement with your customers, but how do you know whether you’re ready to take that step? Joining us today to break down the process of building, launching, growing, and …

15 Legal Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Reduce Taxes

March 10th, 2023

38:28

Much of what we do here at Brand Builders Group and on this podcast is geared toward helping you grow your income, but there is more to being a …

Alternative Investment Vehicles for Entrepreneurs with Henry Yoshida

March 7th, 2023

49:21

Today we are very excited to bring you a finance and investment focussed episode of the show, as we welcome the CEO and Co-Founder of Rocket Dollar, …

Sales Enablement for Beginners

March 3rd, 2023

19:54

A healthy relationship between marketing and sales is crucial. But how often does your sales and marketing team truly communicate, collaborate, …

Business Automation: What You Need To Know so You Know What To Automate, With Ben Rigsby

February 28th, 2023

53:56

If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, then you are no doubt aware of the challenges of running a seamless marketing-to-sales pipeline. But …

Developing a Mindset of Persistence

February 24th, 2023

25:01

As an entrepreneur, on a mission-driven trajectory, only you can make the decision that you will not be stopped. You can’t accept someone else’s rejection as permanent and only you can decide that you are going to make …

How to Build a Bestselling Brand in the Christian Market with Annie F Downs

February 21st, 2023

35:52

If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while now, you’ll know that your hosts from the Vaden Villa are hard-core, Bible-thumping, Jesus freaks, and one of the questions we’ve been wanting to answer is how you …

You Don't Need A Visual Identity To Build Your Personal Brand

February 17th, 2023

15:52

Here at the Influential Brand Podcast, we believe that a personal brand is a formalization of what you want to be known for and who you want to be known by. It is not your visual identity. In this episode, we unpack …

Create Your Visual Identity in 30 Days with Nadine Hanafi

February 14th, 2023

55:24

Most people assume that having an expensive-looking brand costs a lot of money. As you’ll discover in today’s episode, that isn’t necessarily the case! Since 2013, Nadine Hanafi has helped everyone from Fortune 100 …

The Four Non-Negotiables for a Successful Virtual Event

February 10th, 2023

22:09

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns caused unprecedented disruptions in industries across the world. One of the first sectors to feel the impact was live events. Overnight, companies were being forced to …

Running Profitable Virtual Events With Bari Baumgardner

February 7th, 2023

49:05

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the world of live events was decimated, and global lockdowns left the industry scrambling to adapt. At the time SAGE event management was one of the first companies to pivot and offer …

How to Create an Environment You Thrive In

February 3rd, 2023

20:34

We kicked off our conversation with Lori Harder with a simple and powerful reminder: no matter where you are in life, you have a choice! During this …

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Better Build Your Personal Brand With Lori Harder

January 31st, 2023

57:41

How do you make a successful transition from one career, industry, or company to another? Today’s guest is the true epitome of someone who has taken …

Finding Your Purpose in the Power of Service

January 27th, 2023

29:32

The art of motivation can be tricky. And what drives us can change over time as we grow and our priorities shift. In today’s episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Micheal Burt, founder and leading authority on …

Activating Your Prey Drive with Micheal Burt

January 24th, 2023

37:56

One of the key factors in whether or not you achieve success is your level of motivational drive. But what makes that drive so powerful in some …

3 Things To Consider If You Want To Write A Book

January 20th, 2023

13:34

If you have the desire to write a book or have written a book, there’s a good chance that you are hoping to share a message that will help people. …

Tips for the First-Time Author with Bob Wheatley

January 17th, 2023

51:03

Writing your first book is a huge undertaking, and getting the right support on your journey can be the deciding factor in whether you achieve your goal, or not. Our guest today, Bob Wheatley, knows this better than …

3 Strategies that Helped Me Stop Drinking (Part 2)

January 13th, 2023

20:24

Welcome to the second half of Rory’s conversation on how he stopped drinking, and why he decided to make such a big change. In our previous episode, …

3 Strategies that Helped Me Stop Drinking (Part 1)

January 10th, 2023

33:22

Today’s episode is a deviation from our regular format and gets a little bit more personal. Traditionally, we interview exceptional individuals from …

Megan Roudebush Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 6th, 2023

11:59

In today’s special recap episode, AJ revisits her illuminating conversation with Megan Roudebush, Founder of Keepwith, on the power of networking and being authentic. Tuning in, you’ll hear AJ’s top takeaways from her …

Be A Better Networker with Megan Roudebush

January 3rd, 2023

48:18

If you consider yourself to be someone who struggles with networking, then this episode is for you! Whether you’re an introvert who feels overwhelmed by big business conferences, or an extrovert who needs clarity on who …

Todd Herman Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 30th, 2022

22:54

Rory’s conversation with Todd Herman was one of the most profound interviews that has been done on this show because it provided insights into a topic that most people know very little about: trademarks. It may come as …

How to Scale a Coaching Company and License Your IP with Todd Herman

December 27th, 2022

50:04

“How many trademarks do you own?” If you’re planning on selling your coaching business, expect this to be one of the first questions you are asked by potential buyers. During this episode, our guest, Todd Herman, shares …

Nick Loper Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 23rd, 2022

18:18

Building a side hustle takes plenty of planning, innovation, and motivation. And the same is doubly true for making your side hustle your main hustle. In today’s episode, AJ revisits her conversation with Nick Loper, …

Building Your Side Hustle With Nick Loper

December 20th, 2022

39:55

You may have noticed a substantial increase in ‘side hustles’ over the past few years. And as this trend has increased, so has the desire for many people to make their side hustle their main hustle. In today’s episode, …

Eric Solomon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 16th, 2022

27:52

If you’re a mission-driven messenger, then you undoubtedly want to spend your time helping people and impacting lives, not mired in technical details about websites, video editing, or marketing strategies. But once you …

4 Keys to Creating Persuasive Promotional Videos With Eric Solomon

December 13th, 2022

47:12

Making promotional videos for your personal brand can feel intimidating and striking the right tone can be tricky. But if you have a good team behind you, you can create seamless video content that authentically …

Matt Mayberry Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 9th, 2022

14:30

In today’s special recap episode, AJ revisits her powerful conversation with keynote speaker, consultant, and author Matt Mayberry. Tuning in, …

How To Convert Your Speaking Business Into Lifelong Clients with Matt Mayberry

December 6th, 2022

53:44

We have all had to face and overcome some type of hardship in our lives, whether big or small, but it can often be difficult or painful to talk …

Clay Harbor Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 2nd, 2022

12:34

Many of us have found ourselves needing to pivot in our careers. And after the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for flexibility and adaptability has become more necessary than ever. In today’s episode, AJ revisits her …

Reinventing Yourself For The Next Big Thing with Former NFL Player Clay Harbor

November 29th, 2022

50:48

If you’ve ever found yourself at a pivotal point in your career where you needed to reinvent yourself or shift your identity, then today’s episode is for you! Our guest today is an incredible individual who has …

Amberly Lago Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 25th, 2022

17:23

One of the key components to building your personal brand is understanding your audience, and one of the best ways to get to know your audience is by really listening to them. No one knows this better than Amberly Lago, …

Build Your Brand by Building Your Audience With Amberly Lago

November 22nd, 2022

1:01:50

Building a personal brand can feel overwhelming. There are so many examples of how you can go about it and a seemingly endless list of things that …

Ian Koniak Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 18th, 2022

27:17

Ian Koniak is a powerful example of how our philosophy works in practice! As someone who came in as a high-flyer from the world of sales, and made …

How to be Comfortable Selling High Dollar Offers with Ian Koniak

November 15th, 2022

48:13

Our guest today is one of the best salespeople we know! Ian Koniak has proven himself at all levels of the world of sales, having worked at Ricoh and …

Erin Hatzikostas Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 11th, 2022

13:49

Authenticity may seem like an intangible concept, but in reality, there are methods you can use to strategically implement it in the workplace and …

Authenticity As Your New Competitive Advantage With Erin Hatzikostas

November 8th, 2022

42:04

Authenticity is all about exposing who you are when people least expect it. That insight comes from today’s guest Erin Hatzikostas, bestselling author of You Do You(ish): Unleash Your Authentic Superpowers to Get the …

Chris Ducker Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 4th, 2022

20:48

For many of us niching down may seem unintuitive, but it’s actually the most effective way to reach your audience and build your personal brand. In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with …

First Steps to Launching Your Expert Business With Chris Ducker

November 1st, 2022

32:10

Some people might say that you should never promote your competitors or others in your field. But if you live with an abundance mindset then there’s …

Denise Villa Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 28th, 2022

15:03

Thanks for tuning into this recap episode of the fantastic conversation we had recently with Denise Villa! This was such an insightful chat, and if …

Life Lessons of an Entrepreneur With Denise Villa

October 25th, 2022

57:18

Taking the leap into entrepreneurship can seem incredibly daunting, especially when you already have an established career. As a result, it can often …

Alan Stein, Jr. Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 21st, 2022

21:37

 In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his fascinating conversation with Alan Stein, Jr., who spent 15 years working as a high performance and mental training coach for NBA superstars and athletes, before …

High-Performance Secrets of NBA Superstars With Alan Stein, Jr.

October 18th, 2022

27:17

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to speak with someone who has spent years working closely alongside the likes of Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant. Our guest today, Alan Stein, Jr. has done …

Nora Sudduth Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 14th, 2022

14:31

One of the best ways to elevate your content is to view it from the perspective of your client. It’s an opportunity to gain fresh insight into what they need and how you can deliver on it. In today’s recap episode AJ …

4 Ways To Increase Your Content Engagement with Nora Sudduth

October 11th, 2022

48:14

How often have you purchased a course with every intention of completing it, but never found the time to actually do it? If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because this issue is incredibly common. According to …

Selena Soo Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 7th, 2022

24:49

Our conversation with publicity expert Selena Soo was filled with insights; not only in what she had to say but how she said it. In this special recap edition of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we share our …

How to Get Publicity with Selena Soo

October 4th, 2022

32:51

Many personal brands aim to make it onto national television, but could it be that you’re missing a few crucial steps along the way? Is national …

Mori Taheripour Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 30th, 2022

12:46

Our recent chat with Mori Taheripour was absolutely overflowing with insight and inspiring ways to improve your negotiation game. We also spoke a …

Be A Better Negotiator with Mori Taheripour

September 27th, 2022

55:11

Deep down, we probably all want to be better negotiators, and feel more confident as we enter into discussions we care about, whether for our career or personal life. Today we are very lucky to have an amazing …

Grant Baldwin Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 23rd, 2022

26:12

If you’ve ever been curious about how Brand Builders Group helps their clients build their speaking careers, then today’s episode is for you! In today’s episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Grant Baldwin, …

5 Steps to Getting Paid Speaking Gigs with Grant Baldwin

September 20th, 2022

34:03

For most up-and-coming speakers their primary concern is going onstage and giving an excellent performance. And while being a great speaker is …

Travis Blakely and Teun van der Lugt Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 16th, 2022

9:08

From the outside, it may look like someone achieved success overnight, but the truth is that in almost every instance there are months, years, and decades of invisible hard work behind that success. In today’s recap …

Creating Videos That Go Viral with Travis Blakely and Teun van der Lugt

September 13th, 2022

49:44

Creating video content can be intimidating, but when you focus on topics you’re interested in, your passion will reflect in the quality of your work and attract an audience who shares your interests. Today on the show …

Kindra Hall’s Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 9th, 2022

23:13

We recently had Kindra Hall on the podcast to share some wisdom about the path to becoming a paid professional speaker, and if you caught that episode, you know it was a goodie! Today we are recapping some of the most …

The Fastest Way to Become a Paid Professional Speaker With Kindra Hall

September 6th, 2022

32:37

If you’re an aspiring speaker, today’s episode is for you! Kindra Hall is an author, storyteller, and keynote speaker who grew her career and became one of the biggest female speakers on the global stage in a record …

Vinney Chopra Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 2nd, 2022

13:58

In today’s special recap episode, we revisit our conversation with Vinney Chopra, an incredible individual with an infectious positivity who has dramatically scaled his real estate investments over the past seven years. …

How to Grow a Personal Brand and Build a Real Estate Empire with Vinney Chopra

August 30th, 2022

57:02

Our guest today, Vinney Chopra, has had a fascinating career, from studying engineering to decades of work as a prolific fundraiser to building a …

Evan Carmichael Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 26th, 2022

16:19

Whenever you make a sale, it is essential that you first educate your customer and earn their trust. One of the best ways to earn that trust is by sharing your expertise for free, thereby demonstrating your integrity …

How to Dominate on YouTube With Evan Carmichael

August 23rd, 2022

26:40

One of the key things that sets YouTube apart from other social media platforms is that it's primarily used as an education platform which makes it the ideal home for long-form content. Today on the show we talk with …

Matt White Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 19th, 2022

10:29

The great resignation has put more pressure than ever on leaders to find and retain great talent. In today’s recap episode, AJ revisits her …

What You Need To Know To Hire The Right Talent with Matt White

August 16th, 2022

42:29

The great resignation is one of the most interesting phenomena to come about as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. Many people are realizing that they …

Morgan Cron Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 12th, 2022

19:30

All of us have an internal narrative about our lives, but we can never know the full picture of why we are the way we are. And yet, the stories we …

Understanding Enneagram With Ian Morgan Cron

August 9th, 2022

37:29

Whether you’ve never heard of Enneagrams before, or you’re a die-hard fan, today’s episode is for you! We talk with Enneagram Teacher, Author, …

Lethia Owens Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 5th, 2022

11:48

Approaching your personal brand with a servant leadership mindset is tremendously powerful. In today’s special recap episode, AJ revisits her …

Turning Your Expertise Into a Certification Program with Lethia Owens

August 2nd, 2022

41:19

Many people are hesitant to pursue building a personal brand because of the misguided notion that it’s a selfish endeavor. In reality building, a …

Dean Graziosi Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 29th, 2022

22:22

When you have an exceptional service but are afraid to market it, you are actually depriving your potential clients of the help they need. No one knows this better than Dean Graziosi, an expert information marketer, …

Overcoming Sales Reluctance With Dean Graziosi

July 26th, 2022

30:08

Many of our clients here at Brand Builders Group are what we call Mission Driven Messengers. They have dedicated their lives to making an impact, and …

Kathryn Gordon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 22nd, 2022

24:35

It takes a lot of courage to make yourself vulnerable, but what exactly does that mean, and how does one do it? According to Kathryn Gordon, the …

Methods for a Better Marriage with Kathryn Gordon

July 19th, 2022

35:19

Despite our focus on personal brands and business here on this podcast, we know that relationships, family, and marriages are a huge part of a healthy life, and deserve just as much attention as anything else. On the …

Stephanie Szostak Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 15th, 2022

13:38

You may think that giving presentations is reserved for a select set of career choices, such as keynote speakers or press secretaries. But in fact, there are a wide range of scenarios that require us to call upon our …

Keys to Powerful Presentations from My Favorite Hollywood Actress with Stephanie Szostak

July 12th, 2022

39:42

Your career does not define you and there are countless facets to your life that make you who you are. Our guest today is an incredible, …

Vanessa Edwards Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 8th, 2022

22:28

Almost all of us can benefit from reading people better, especially their body language. In today’s episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Vanessa Edwards, a celebrated author, keynote speaker, and an expert in …

How to Read People With Vanessa Van Edwards

July 5th, 2022

33:24

Being an entrepreneur and launching a new business is a daunting task and having a brilliant idea is only the beginning. Your soft skills and …

Mollie Marcoux Samaan Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 1st, 2022

10:12

In today's episode, AJ revisits her conversation with Mollie Marcoux Samaan, Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). She …

How Personal Branding Is Changing the Sports Game With Mollie Marcoux Samaan

June 28th, 2022

42:44

Sometimes building a personal brand is easier to do when you’re doing it for a cause that’s bigger than yourself. Our guest today, Mollie Marcoux …

Ray Higdon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 24th, 2022

19:32

In today's special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Ray Higdon, where they discussed sales, personal branding, network marketing, and leadership. Tuning in, you’ll hear Rory’s top three takeaways from …

Personal Brand Strategies for Network Marketing and Direct Sales with Ray Higdon

June 21st, 2022

45:01

When it comes to network marketing, there’s no single tried and true method that you need to follow. Whether you’re leveraging social media or doing …

Lindsay Czarniak Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 17th, 2022

11:15

Do you ever look at someone on TV, whether they’re a presenter or a news anchor, and wonder how they got there? In today’s recap episode AJ revisits her interview with Emmy and Gracie award-winning broadcaster, Lindsay …

Breaking Through the Noise with ESPN Reporter and Emmy Award Winner Lindsay Czarniak

June 14th, 2022

56:41

You never know how your current job could be preparing you for your next opportunity, which is why it’s so important to learn everything you can from …

Recap of How to Double Your Business In 12 Months

June 10th, 2022

33:08

For many entrepreneurs, one of the biggest challenges is getting their message out there. Not only is it difficult to stand out in a competitive …

How to Double Your Business In 12 Months

June 7th, 2022

45:18

Being an expert at anything requires time and practice. Yet, as entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, we so often try to fill every role ourselves, leaving …

Natasha Stoneking Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 3rd, 2022

13:28

One of the best things you can do to build a successful personal brand is to be authentic. In today's episode, AJ shares her top three takeaways from …

Turning Your Lifestyle Into a Business With Natasha Stoneking

May 31st, 2022

31:51

Building your online following is one thing, but finding ways to monetize it is an entirely different challenge. On the show today we get together …

Ed Mylett Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 27th, 2022

21:02

The story you tell yourself about your life has the power to shape your mindset and determine your future. In today’s recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Ed Mylett where they talk about his new book, The …

The Power of One More with Ed Mylett

May 24th, 2022

34:43

Finding the balance between humility and confidence isn’t always easy, but it’s a worthwhile pursuit that will change your outlook and what you believe is possible. Our guest today consistently strives to find this …

Cary Jack Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 20th, 2022

11:07

In today’s special recap episode, AJ revisits her conversation with Cary Jack, Founder of The Happy Hustle and CaryJack.com. Tuning in you’ll hear AJ’s top three takeaways from their conversation. She reflects on why …

Building an Empire with Life-Changing Content with Cary Jack

May 17th, 2022

39:09

Our guest today is a true multi-hyphenate. Cary Jack is a lifestyle entrepreneur, author, podcast host, professional actor, model, martial artist, …

Lisa Bilyeu Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 13th, 2022

22:24

It’s not every day that you get a chance to access the mind of someone who has sold a company for a billion dollars. Yes, a billion dollars! Speaking …

How to Build your Business with Radical Confidence with Lisa Bilyeu

May 10th, 2022

42:21

Lisa Bilyeu is Co-founder of the billion-dollar company, Quest Nutrition, and Co-founder and President of Impact Theory, as well as an author and the …

Gabby Bernstein Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 6th, 2022

20:26

One of the things we do at Brand Builder’s Group is help our clients write, launch, and sell books. In today’s special recap episode, we revisit our conversation with Gabby Bernstein, a New York Times bestselling …

The Spiritual Truths About Marketing Bestselling Books with Gabby Bernstein

May 3rd, 2022

32:51

Our guest today, Gabby Bernstein, is a New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and spirit junkie! She was recently described by Oprah as the ‘New thought leader for the next generation’, and just …

Amy Porterfield Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 29th, 2022

17:29

Amy Porterfield is a master of creating excellent online courses that sell. Her Digital Course Academy has taught over 40,000 clients how to create, market, and sell exceptional online content. In today’s special recap …

How to Make Money Selling Online Courses with Amy Porterfield

April 26th, 2022

34:42

Getting started with building an online course can feel overwhelming. You need to choose your topic, create excellent content, before finding an audience who will buy it. While it's easy to get discouraged along the …

Jill Flodstrom Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 22nd, 2022

11:00

Whether you’ve created it consciously or not, as a small business owner you already have a personal brand. In today’s episode, you’ll get a short recap of AJ’s conversation with Jill Flodstrom, a Small Business …

Building Your Personal Brand as a Small Business Owner

April 19th, 2022

36:56

If you’re a small business owner who is unsure about whether they should be concentrating on building a personal brand, then this episode is for you! …

Chris Norton Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 15th, 2022

19:09

In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Chris Norton, the subject of the new documentary, 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story, which can now be found on Netflix. Chris’s life was changed …

Turning Your Struggles into Your Story with Chris Norton

April 12th, 2022

35:33

When Chris Norton went out to play his sixth game of college football, he had no idea the life-changing effect that game would have on his life. On …

Tiffany Taylor and Leon Chen Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 8th, 2022

11:34

In today’s recap episode AJ revisits her conversation with Tiffany Taylor and Leon Chen, the founders of Tiff’s Treats. Tuning in, you’ll hear AJ share her top three takeaways from their conversation and why she found …

How to Share a Marriage and a Business With Tiffany Taylor Leon Chen

April 5th, 2022

37:06

Starting a business is a huge undertaking, especially if you want to take it from a side hustle to a smashing success. Our guests today are all too aware of the sacrifices you need to make to build and grow a business …

Jesse Terranova Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 1st, 2022

24:30

Often the guests featured on this podcast are figures who are already recognized and highly esteemed in their field. In this special recap episode, Rory revisits a conversation with a Brand Builders Group client who is …

Finding an Aligned Business Model with Jesse Terranova

March 29th, 2022

43:16

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of isolation and loneliness were already at alarmingly high rates. Since the onset of the pandemic, those …

How To Grow a Million Dollar Membership Site With YouTube with Jonny May

March 25th, 2022

54:14

For anyone out there building a digital business, growing an audience, scaling courses, and creating content, we have a treat for you today! Joining us on the show is our friend, and the man behind Piano with Jonny, …

How to Build a Digital Media Empire with Nathan Chan

March 22nd, 2022

52:27

Today we are so happy to invite Nathan Chan, CEO of Foundr, to talk about how he turned his online magazine into a digital media empire. We hear about how Nathan decided to start Foundr as a side-hustle after finishing …

How to Protect Your Business and Leverage Awards To Scale, from Microsoft Partner of the Year, Denis O’Shea

March 18th, 2022

54:45

The rise of remote work has changed businesses in many ways. One of the most notable consequences has been its effect on the way employees behave and work. Not only is the line between work and home life becoming …

3 Steps to Making Money From Social Media with Vanessa Lau

March 15th, 2022

44:23

The best time to start building an online presence will always be in the past, and therefore, out of reach. The next best time, however, is now! Our guest today, Vanessa Lau, is an amazing example of how you can rapidly …

What You Need to Know About How CSX is Changing with Brittany Hodak

March 11th, 2022

49:52

The only reason a business exists is because of its customers, so every decision it makes should be in service of them. Today on the show we are …

How to Execute a Book Launch with Chandler Bolt

March 8th, 2022

42:58

Publishing has changed a lot in the last few years. With the advent of self-publishing, writers no longer have to go the traditional route. However, this has led to self-publishing becoming more competitive, making it …

How To Set Your Coaching Prices with Mary Sobon

March 4th, 2022

53:46

One of the biggest things that Brand Builders Group clients, especially performance and business coaches, seem to struggle with, is how to set their rates. Whether you gravitate towards charging an hourly rate or …

Defying the Odds With Dr. John Demartini

March 1st, 2022

56:14

We can’t always know the lasting impacts that our actions may have on the people we encounter, but sometimes we can see the impacts that someone else’s actions have had on our own lives. For Dr. John Demartini, finding …

Scaling an 8 Figure Coaching Business with Casey Clark

February 25th, 2022

47:01

As an entrepreneur or a solopreneur, there is only so much you can do yourself. And while it may be tempting to hire contractors, especially when …

From NFL Player to Entrepreneur and Influencer with Chris Gronkowski

February 22nd, 2022

49:14

A struggle many pro athletes face is that once their careers end, it’s difficult to find an equally lucrative and glamorous profession. It is …

How to Build and Scale Your Speaking Business with Molly Fletcher

February 21st, 2022

53:19

Building a brand as a full-time speaker might seem difficult, but that does not make it impossible. You have to start somewhere, be fueled by a …

Community Building in the Real World and the Metaverse with Tristan Ahumada

February 15th, 2022

1:03:40

With the dramatic rise of remote work in response to the COVID pandemic, the world has seen major developments in the space of online services, from …

Trends in Personal Branding National Research Study by Brand Builders Group - Recap

February 11th, 2022

25:38

In this episode, we recap a very special conversation between co-founders Rory Vaden and AJ Vaden. Rory reflects on his interview with his wife and business partner AJ, about a ground-breaking new study conducted by …

Trends in Personal Branding National Research Study by Brand Builders Group

February 8th, 2022

40:53

When Brand Builders Group first launched three and a half years ago, we firmly believed that personal branding would be the future of marketing. …

Tori Gordon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 4th, 2022

18:46

In today’s recap episode, we revisit our conversation with Tori Gordon, a highly successful coach, accomplished podcast host, and TikTok phenomenon. …

Tips for Growing on TikTok with Tori Gordon

February 1st, 2022

38:36

While many of us might still view TikTok as an app for sharing dance and music videos, it has evolved into so much more than that. Over the past two …

Peter Sheahan Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 28th, 2022

27:35

Our conversation with Peter Sheahan was filled with a wealth of incredible insights. Not only is he an expert in getting people to pay attention in a competitive and seemingly over-saturated media landscape, but he also …

How to Get People to Pay Attention With Peter Sheahan

January 25th, 2022

45:54

In today’s crowded social media landscape, it can be more difficult than ever to stand out from the crowd, and no one knows that better than our …

Hilary Billings and Marshall Seese Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 22nd, 2022

18:31

In today’s show, we recap our brilliant episode with Hilary Billings and Marshall Seese, talking about how the team got Hilary’s TikTok account to …

Tia Graham Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 21st, 2022

13:24

Often as leaders, we’re told that being emotional is not beneficial. Tia Graham’s new book Be a Happy Leader disputes that claim and shows how our …

How to Know if Writing A Book is For You with Tia Graham

January 18th, 2022

29:08

People make the decision to grow their personal brand for a myriad of reasons, whether it’s for personal exposure or to grow their existing business. When Tia Graham first approached Brand Builders Group to grow her …

Alison Lumbatis' Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 14th, 2022

24:12

We had such an amazing conversation with Alison Lumbatis, that was absolutely jam-packed with knowledge bombs and great insights. Today we recap the …

Building Million Dollar Membership Sites with Alison Lumbatis

January 11th, 2022

41:08

Today on the show we are very happy to welcome an amazing entrepreneur and friend! Alison Lumbatis runs a successful fashion blog that receives …

Dr. Margie Warrell Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 7th, 2022

20:24

Today we recap our interview with the world-renowned advisor on leadership and human potential, Dr. Margie Warrell. Our first big takeaway comes from Dr. Warrell’s words, “we tend to fail more from fear and timidity …

Beating Your Inner Critic with Dr. Margie Warrell

January 4th, 2022

25:12

Most of us are pretty familiar with our inner critic but are less aware of the consequences that can occur as a result of listening to it too often …

400k TikTok Followers in 40 Days with Hilary Billings and Marshall Seese Jr.

December 28th, 2021

35:36

Hilary Billings and Marshall Seese Jr. are viral video creators who have amassed a total of 800 million views between them. Recently, Hilary went …

Michelle Poler Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 24th, 2021

16:51

In the last episode, we were joined by the amazing and inspiring Michelle Poler to talk about her incredible journey and speaking career. Michelle's …

How to Build a Legendary Speaking Career in 5 Years with Michele Poler

December 21st, 2021

35:08

When Michelle first set out to do her video project 100 Days Without Fear on YouTube as a part of her Master’s degree, she had no idea that it would …

Jim Doyle Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 17th, 2021

13:30

Last time out, we hosted our friend Jim Doyle and had a fascinating chat about the essentials of selling. Like it or not, as an entrepreneur and business owner, you have to get your sales skills up to scratch, and the …

Selling With A Servant Heart with Jim Doyle

December 14th, 2021

33:44

This week on the Influential Personal Brand Podcast we get together with Jim Doyle, author of the new book Selling With A Servant Heart. So often as sellers we are taught to chase numbers and not give up until we make …

Sam Richter Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 10th, 2021

18:22

In our most recent episode, we hosted Sam Richter to share some amazing and potentially life-altering information! We had a big conversation about …

Sales Intelligence and Advanced Online Research Strategies

December 7th, 2021

37:02

Most of us are aware of the incredible power and scope of the behemoth tech company Google. While they may have initially started with the aim of building a sophisticated search engine, today they are primarily focused …

Dorie Clark Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 3rd, 2021

18:32

In this week’s special recap edition, we revisit our conversation with Dorie Clark, a consultant and sought-after keynote speaker who teaches …

How to Play the Long Game with Dorie Clark

November 30th, 2021

28:49

Today’s guest has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and recognized as the number one Communication Coach in …

David Glickman Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 26th, 2021

21:03

In this week’s special recap edition, we revisit our conversation with David Glickman, a phenomenal public speaker and a master of crafting incisive humor. Tuning in you’ll hear Rory share his top three takeaways from …

Create Funnier Presentations with David Glickman

November 23rd, 2021

36:36

Humor is a wonderful part of being human, but it doesn’t need to be limited to comedy specials or social occasions, it can also be an excellent tool …

Jeff Goins Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 19th, 2021

16:39

This week we revisit our eye-opening conversation with Jeff Goins on how to find your big idea and create your unique take on it. Rory and AJ share their top three takeaways from their conversation with Jeff Goins, the …

How to Find Your Big Idea With Jeff Goins

November 16th, 2021

33:44

Thanks to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, putting a book out into the world is easier than ever. But just because something is easy to do, doesn’t …

Brendan Kane Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 12th, 2021

18:27

In this week’s special recap edition, we revisit our conversation with Brendan Kane, author of Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second …

How to get 1 million followers

November 9th, 2021

33:04

Growing a following on social media requires a multi-pronged approach, and it’s not always easy to tell what actions will yield the best results. …

Secret of Growing a Social Media Following

November 5th, 2021

15:29

In this week’s special recap edition, we revisit our conversation with Jasmine Star, who has built a highly influential personal brand and is known for her amazing, practical, fun, and inspiring content. The instinct to …

The Message of Permission with Jasmine Star

November 2nd, 2021

35:50

We are so happy to bring you today's conversation, with one of the best people to follow on social media, right now! Jasmine Star is known for her …

Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen: Highlights from the Interview

October 29th, 2021

16:20

As children, there is often a much greater sense of freedom around asking questions. But as we age, and learn to navigate the world, we adapt and …

Using Quantum Physics to Build Your Brain and Your Brand

October 26th, 2021

36:26

What if the one thing that stood between yourself and achieving your destiny was being willing to ask for help? This week we get together with power couple, Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen to talk about …

Naren Aryal Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 22nd, 2021

20:51

In today’s special recap edition, Rory revisits his conversation with Naren Aryal on hybrid publishing and how it can help to optimize your Amazon books sales. Tuning in you’ll hear why Naren and his company Amplify …

Optimizing Your Amazon Book Sales With Naren Aryal

October 19th, 2021

27:46

Many authors find themselves struggling to choose between traditional publishing and self-publishing, whether to embrace the support system that comes with traditional publishing or the independence and ownership …

Craig Valentine Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 15th, 2021

17:32

In today's recap episode, we look back on the amazing conversation we had with Craig Valentine, with Rory and AJ both revealing their top three takeaways. Craig is a master of the story and how to use stories to really …

Masterful Storytelling with Craig Valentine

October 12th, 2021

34:06

In 1999 our guest, Craig Valentine, became the World Champion of Public Speaking and subsequently learned a lesson that he has carried with him …

Marley Jaxx Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 8th, 2021

18:38

In today’s special recap edition, Rory revisits his conversation with Marley Jaxx on the world of video content and how to take your online presence to the next level. With the majority of us having a camera readily …

Video Content System with Marley Jaxx

October 5th, 2021

30:56

Creating video content can be intimidating. You need to decide which camera you’re going to use, what you should be talking about, and even after …

Celinne Da Costa Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 1st, 2021

19:39

In this special recap episode, we reflect on our interview with Celinne Da Costa, a story architect who has worked with countless leaders …

Moving Past Limiting Beliefs

September 28th, 2021

30:29

Imposter syndrome and limiting beliefs about yourself can affect a wide array of people, even successful leaders and entrepreneurs, yet so often we …

Mike Michalowicz Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 24th, 2021

19:30

In the world of digital marketing and social media, capturing and maintaining the attention of potential customers can seem like an impossible task. In this special recap episode, we revisit our conversation with …

Gaining Instant Attention with Mike Michalowicz

September 21st, 2021

22:37

In today’s episode, we are joined by one of the world’s foremost thinkers on entrepreneurship, Mike Michalowicz. Mike is a best-selling author of renowned titles like Fix This Next, Clockwork, and Profit First. He also …

Darren LaCroix Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 17th, 2021

15:48

Having a thorough understanding of humor is valuable in almost any situation, whether you want to create some brevity during a presentation, or cheer up your best friend. In this special recap edition, we revisit Rory’s …

How To Be Funnier with Darren LaCroix

September 14th, 2021

34:23

Many of us believe that, for the most part, being funny is an innate skill that cannot be learned, but today's episode might just change your mind. Darren LaCroix is a legend in the world of public speaking and is …

John David Mann Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 10th, 2021

16:44

This week we revisit Rory’s conversation with John David Mann about how to be a better writer. Rory and AJ share their top three takeaways and how being a better writer and storyteller is integral to speaking and your …

How To Be a Better Writer

September 7th, 2021

33:20

Have you ever wondered whether you might have what it takes to write a novel? In today's episode, we’re very excited to get together with award-winning author John David Mann to discuss his new thriller Steel Fear and …

Shep Hyken’s Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 3rd, 2021

20:58

In today’s episode, we revisit our conversation with Shep Hyken, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who is also featured in the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame. Shep has achieved …

How to Start a Keynote Speaking Career

August 31st, 2021

33:23

When you see the phrase ‘New York Times Bestselling Author’ or ‘Hall of Fame Speaker’, it can be difficult to comprehend the years of work and …

How to Hire Great Contractors

August 24th, 2021

35:43

Deciding who to hire for a project can be daunting and arduous. Often, you will need to sift through dozens of profiles, and even then, there’s no guarantee that you will find a good fit for your project or your budget. …

Kevin Kruse Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 20th, 2021

18:32

In today’s special recap episode, Rory and AJ revisit their conversation with entrepreneur and bestselling author, Kevin Kruse. They share their top three takeaways from their conversation and expand on the significance …

How To Get a $10 Million Business Valuation

August 17th, 2021

34:55

Our guest today is an accomplished figure, not only in the world of personal brands but also in entrepreneurial one. Kevin Kruse is a New York Times best-selling author of nine books and has built several businesses …

Scott McKain Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 13th, 2021

21:54

In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Scott McKain, one of the world’s leading thinkers on what it means to be distinct. Tuning in you’ll hear Rory share his top three takeaways from …

Creating Distinction in Your Personal Brand

August 10th, 2021

30:53

In today’s episode, we speak with the leading expert on the concept of distinction in personal branding and business. Scott McKain is the author of ICONIC: How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the …

Juliet Funt Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 6th, 2021

20:16

In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Juliet Funt, author of the new book A Minute to Think, and shares his top three …

Fueling Your Own Creativity, Innovation, and Productivity With Juliet Funt

August 3rd, 2021

24:49

The rise in remote work as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic has left many of us living our lives in a whirlwind of zoom meetings, endless email …

Chester Elton Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 30th, 2021

17:25

In today’s episode, we revisit our conversation with Chester Elton, a best-selling author, and co-founder of FindMojo, a global assessment company. Tuning in you’ll hear Rory and AJ discuss their top three takeaways …

How to Dominate Your Niche

July 27th, 2021

27:37

In today’s episode, we are joined by Chester Elton, the co-founder of FindMojo, a global assessment company. Chester has had tremendous success, along with his business partner, Adrian Gostick, in being a dominant …

Ken Coleman Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 23rd, 2021

20:11

In today’s recap episode Rory and AJ get together to discuss their conversation with Ken Coleman, a master interviewer and host of The Ken Coleman …

How To Be an Amazing Show Host with Ken Coleman

July 20th, 2021

37:32

Any good show host knows that, to conduct a great interview, your number one priority needs to be the guest and the audience, not yourself. On today’s episode of the Influential Personal Brand podcast, we get together …

Stephen Scoggins Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 16th, 2021

16:24

On today’s recap episode Rory and AJ get together to discuss Rory’s conversation with Stephen Scoggins about how he became a certified strategist, his personal brand journey, and the subject of visual identity when …

How To Accelerate Your Personal Brand Through Strong Visual Identity

July 13th, 2021

56:31

In today’s episode, we get together with our good friend Stephen Scoggins. Stephen is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and business and life-mastery thought leader. We talk with Stephen about how …

Claire Díaz-Ortiz: Highlights from the Interview

July 9th, 2021

20:10

In today’s episode, we revisit our conversation with longtime Silicon Valley influencer Claire Díaz-Ortiz. Rory and AJ share their top three takeaways from the interview and discuss how they see the lessons reflected …

How Entrepreneurs Should Use Their Personal Brand to Launch their Startup

July 6th, 2021

33:29

For public speakers, establishing a personal brand is essential, but what about entrepreneurs and the owners of new companies and startups? When it comes to the two spheres of social media marketing and tech startups, …

Tom Rath Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 2nd, 2021

16:41

On today’s recap episode Rory and AJ get together to discuss Rory’s conversation with Tom Rath, bestselling author of books like StrengthFinders 2.0 and It’s Not About You. Rory and AJ each share their top three …

How to Sell 10 Million Books

June 29th, 2021

26:34

What are the factors that determine whether a nonfiction business book will be a bestseller? In today’s episode, we get together with a highly knowledgeable and accomplished figure in the world of publishing to find …

Pete Wilson Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 25th, 2021

22:22

On today’s special recap episode, Rory and AJ get together to discuss their interview with their former pastor, Pete Wilson. We hear from AJ about why she is so passionate about the concept of reinvention and why she …

4 Keys to Reinventing Your Career and Your Personal Brand

June 22nd, 2021

41:21

In today's episode, AJ and Rory get together with their former pastor Pete Wilson to discuss the topic of reinvention, especially when one considers the amount of upheaval that has been caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. …

Kim Scott Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 18th, 2021

19:44

In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor and most recently Just Work. Rory reflects on their conversation and how its lessons extend far beyond …

How to Develop Stronger Social Justice Sensitivity With Kim Scott

June 15th, 2021

32:20

Most of us aspire to behave in a manner that is ethical, fair, and just, but our efforts are often undermined by unconscious biases, and without outside interventions, we may never take the necessary steps to change …

Mark Divine: Highlights from the Interview

June 11th, 2021

20:18

On today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his interview with Mark Divine, a Navy SEALs commander, and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Rory shares his top three takeaways from speaking …

How Personal Brands can Create an Unbeatable Mind

June 8th, 2021

41:26

No plan survives contact with the enemy, which is why you need to be ready for anything. In today’s episode of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we speak with Mark Divine. Mark is an exceptional individual who …

Todd Henry: Highlights from the Interview

June 4th, 2021

18:22

We had such an amazing conversation with Todd Henry in our last episode, and today we will be looking at the biggest takeaways from it! Todd's work is all about accessing creativity and using our energy and strengths to …

Accessing Your Creativity

June 1st, 2021

34:36

The ocean of creative work is not limited to processes that create art. Creativity is in so much of what we do as humans, and as our guest for today's show, Todd Henry explains, creativity is essentially …

Tom Ziglar: Highlights from the Interview

May 28th, 2021

16:04

On today's special recap episode, Rory and AJ get together to discuss his interview with Tom Ziglar, son of the legendary Zig Ziglar. Rory and AJ each share their top three takeaways from the interview and unpack the …

Lessons in Personal Branding from the Ziglar Family

May 25th, 2021

23:45

“You can have everything in life if you help enough other people get what they want,” these are the famous words of Zig Ziglar that the Ziglar Inc brand continues to live by. In today’s episode, we get together with …

Allison Fallon: Highlights from the Interview

May 21st, 2021

13:52

On today’s special recap episode, Rory and AJ revisit their interview with Allison Fallon, author of The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life. Rory and AJ each share …

How to Write a Good Book with Allison Fallon

May 18th, 2021

27:51

What transformation do you want the reader to undergo after reading your book and how do you achieve that? Sometimes, the surest way to overcome mental obstacles is to take a new approach and ask different questions. …

Eric Siu Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 14th, 2021

20:37

In today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Eric Siu, where they discussed methods for leveling up your paid acquisitions strategy. Rory dives straight into how to create scalable growth for …

Leveling Up Your Paid Acquisition Strategy with Eric Siu

May 11th, 2021

29:49

Internet marketing is the science of efficiently reaching audiences online, an essential skill set not just for SaaS companies but personal brand builders too. Today we are joined by internet marketing guru, podcast …

Natasha Takahashi Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 7th, 2021

19:19

It’s easy to feel resistance to setting up chatbots for your brand, but is it all that different from a pre-recorded video or online course? On today’s special recap episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Natasha …

Chatbots, Marketing and Direct messaging at Scale with Natasha Takahashi

May 4th, 2021

28:59

On today’s episode of The Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we get technical! We speak with Natasha Takahashi from The School of Bots about the …

Bob Burg Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 30th, 2021

28:15

In today’s episode of The Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we revisit a recent conversation we had with Bob Burg. Hear about our top three takeaways, as well as why we love Bob Burg’s philosophy of being a Go-Giver …

Secrets to Selling the Go Giver Way with Bob Burg

April 27th, 2021

27:21

“Great salesmanship is never about the salesperson. Great salesmanship is about the people whose lives are made better because you’ve been a part of it.” This profound message comes from renowned speaker, author, and …

Jennifer Cohen Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 23rd, 2021

23:51

In today’s special recap episode of The Influential Personal Brand Podcast, your host, Rory Vaden shares his biggest takeaways and thoughts from his recent interview with Jennifer Cohen. Hear how Jennifer achieved viral …

How to Create a Viral TedTalk with Jennifer Cohen

April 20th, 2021

25:46

In today’s episode of The Influential Personal Brand Podcast, Jennifer Cohen returns to talk about the runaway success of her TedTalk entitled ‘The Secret to Getting Anything You Want in Life’. Jennifer is an …

Jon Acuff Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 16th, 2021

20:13

The key distinction between overthinking and preparation is that preparation leads to action and overthinking leads to more thinking. In today’s recap episode, we reflect on our top takeaways from our conversation with …

Successful Self-Talk for Personal Brands with Jon Acuff

April 13th, 2021

25:36

In this episode, we get together with Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling Author of seven books. Jon is an incredible speaker and speaks for big companies such as Fedex, Nissan, and Chick-fil-A. His last book was a …

Honorée Corder Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 9th, 2021

18:40

In today’s special recap episode of The Influential Personal Brand Podcast, your host, Rory Vaden shares a debrief and summary of his most recent interview with Honorée Corder. You’ll hear some of the key lessons to be …

How to Produce and Promote Your Self Published Book with Honorée Corder

April 6th, 2021

34:12

Writing and getting books published, distributed, and marketed properly is one of the biggest pain points that many listeners have. Over the years, your host, Rory Vaden has had the opportunity to interface with a …

David Horsager Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 2nd, 2021

15:59

What are you focused on that is truly unique? And what can you do so deeply in your subject matter that no one else can compete with you? Today we …

Building a Trusted Personal Brand with David Horsager

March 30th, 2021

27:58

Most of us are trying to solve the wrong problem. As David Horsager explains in today’s episode, trust is at the root of every business challenge. …

John Lee Dumas Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 26th, 2021

13:05

To find success, you don’t always have to be the best in your niche. Sometimes all it takes is being the first in your niche. In this recap episode, we reflect on our top takeaways from our conversation with podcast …

Launching a Powerful Podcast with John Lee Dumas

March 23rd, 2021

26:59

Discovering your one big idea and then making it a reality is the key to unlocking financial freedom and fulfillment. Today we speak with John Lee …

Victoria Labalme Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 19th, 2021

18:04

Take creative risks. Often it’s the only way to differentiate yourself and build a memorable brand. This simple message is a top takeaway from our interview with eminent speaker and business expert Victoria Labalme. …

How to Unlock Your Hidden Genius with Victoria Labalme

March 16th, 2021

25:51

What can only you do? And how can you do it in your own way? Answering these questions is the key to building a brand that stands out from the crowd. Today we welcome presentation strategist Victoria Labalme onto the …

Neil Patel Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 12th, 2021

26:19

The golden path to effective SEO doesn’t require any technical expertise. Instead, it requires that you consistently publish content that relates to …

SEO Secrets for Personal Brands with Neil Patel

March 9th, 2021

25:05

Building an SEO strategy may seem like a daunting task. But in reality, the most effective SEO is built on strong foundations and consistent work that requires little to no technical skill. Today we welcome SEO and …

Luvvie Ajayi Jones Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 5th, 2021

15:47

The deepest satisfaction in life can only come from serving others. And to do that you need to be bold enough to be your authentic self. This idea is …

Fear Fighting and Being Bold with Luvvie Ajayi Jones

March 2nd, 2021

27:09

This is the second time we’re welcoming charismatic New York Times best-selling author and speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones onto the show. Today we speak …

Jamie Kern Lima Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 26th, 2021

18:12

Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean that your inspired idea won’t work. Jamie Kern Lima’s life is proof that you can build a …

How Billionaire Entrepreneurs Learn to Believe In Themselves with Jamie Kern Lima

February 23rd, 2021

38:02

No one believed in Jamie Kern Lima’s vision. At the end of one meeting, an investor even told her that no one would buy cosmetics from someone who …

Robert Glazer Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 19th, 2021

31:57

From crafting newsletters to creating a perfect Instagram caption, it’s nearly impossible to build a personal brand without having mastery over the …

Using Written Articles to Grow Your Personal Brand with Robert Glazer

February 16th, 2021

24:39

Writing articles is an effective means of establishing yourself as a thought leader while adding long-term value to your brand. Today we speak with Acceleration Partners CEO Robert Glazer about how he built his personal …

Phil M Jones Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 12th, 2021

24:17

Sales is a vital part of business that most brands get wrong. Today we share our top takeaways from our enlightening conversation with sales expert Phil M Jones, touching on what you need to know to sell more and with …

Exactly What to Say To Sell High Dollar Offers with Phil M Jones

February 9th, 2021

25:21

As you build your personal brand, it can feel uncomfortable to push your products. But you don’t have to be the stereotypical slimy salesperson. Today we speak with global sales expert Phil M Jones about what you can do …

Eric Dahan Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 5th, 2021

25:44

By tapping into the appeal of word-of-mouth selling, influencer marketing has exploded onto the advertising scene. Today we recap our highlights from our interview with influencer marketing expert Eric Dahan, unpacking …

How to Get Bigger Brand Deals with Eric Dahan

February 2nd, 2021

27:27

Most big brands have developed a strategy to harness the power of influencer marketing. Today we speak with Open Influence CEO Eric Dahan about what you can do to land massive brand deals. After introducing Eric’s work …

Liz Bohannon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 29th, 2021

21:06

Sseko Designs CEO Liz Forkin Bohannon knows the marketing secret that’s used by billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos; your personal brand is a …

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Their Personal Brand to Grow Their Business with Liz Bohannon

January 26th, 2021

35:12

As a strong personal brand, you’re offered opportunities to engage with multiple audiences that your company has little to no access to. Today we …

Maggie Thurmon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 22nd, 2021

15:39

With the right message and a well-honed delivery, you have the power to create a media network that attracts six-figure brand deals. Today we recap …

How To Get Millions of Followers on TikTok with Maggie Thurmon

January 19th, 2021

34:08

While we usually interview the most successful of the old guard, today we speak with young mover and shaker Maggie Thurmon about how she gained three …

Cameron Herold Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 15th, 2021

24:00

Few business experts can boast such a high reputation among C-suite executives as Cameron Herold. Today we recap our previous episode with Cameron, …

Four Lessons Personal Brands Need to Know to Go to Eight Figures with Cameron Herold

January 12th, 2021

32:05

When building a company, you need to decide what type of equity is more important to you — having equity in the company or getting brand equity by having that company associated with your name. Today we speak with …

Chandler Bolt Recap: Highlights From the Interview

January 8th, 2021

14:50

Your book has the power to change lives and bolster your brand. It’s also the best business card that you’ll ever need. Today we recap our …

Secrets of Self-Publishing Your Way to Becoming a Bestselling Author with Chandler Bolt

January 5th, 2021

28:37

As Chandler Bolt explains in this episode, publishing a book is like getting the keys to Narnia — it opens a magical land of opportunity for your …

Lisa Woodruff Recap: Highlights From the Interview

January 1st, 2021

18:50

As famed businessman Charlie "Tremendous" Jones was a fan of saying, “five years from now, you’ll be the same as you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet.” In this episode, we share our top …

How to Serve a 7-Figure Niche with Lisa Woodruff

December 29th, 2020

35:56

Building a seven-figure brand requires long-term commitment and consistent hard work. While there’s no shortcut, investing in your education is a surefire way of growing your greatest asset — yourself. Today we speak …

Sean Cannell Recap: Highlights From the Interview

December 25th, 2020

11:08

The power that YouTube has to grow your brand and spread your message is stronger than ever. Today we recap our top takeaways from our interview with Sean Cannell, YouTube King and the guy to go to if you want to know …

How to Win at YouTube with Sean Cannell

December 22nd, 2020

35:24

When you create YouTube content, you are only one viral video away from changing your whole life. Today we speak with best-selling author and video …

Clint Salter Recap: Highlights From the Interview

December 18th, 2020

24:51

“I don’t want to limit my opportunity by serving a small audience.” This is a common sentiment felt by many personal brands. But as our interview with Dance Studio Owners Association CEO Clint Salter proves, you …

How to Get Rich in a Niche with Clint Salter

December 15th, 2020

21:21

Too many personal brands fail to find success because they’re inconsistent with their message and the audience they target. Clint Salter, CEO of the Dance Studio Owners Association, is the perfect model of how you can …

John Jantsch: Highlights from the Interview

December 11th, 2020

14:15

In today’s episode, we highlight our top takeaways from our previous conversation with, “the world’s most practical small business marketing speaker and expert” — John Jantsch, AKA The Duct-Tape Marketer. We open by …

How to Get Your Product Found with John Jantsch

December 8th, 2020

31:54

The most elegant marketing plan will always be restricted by real-world limitations. But when it comes to getting results, it doesn’t have to look …

Dr. Josh Axe Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 4th, 2020

14:54

Dr. Josh Axe perfectly embodies our strategic approach to building a personal brand. For Josh, this approach has been incredibly lucrative — he’s converted his personal brand into a 9-figure business. Today we reflect …

Following the Formula with Dr. Josh Axe

December 1st, 2020

26:00

There is no guarded ninja hack to propel your brand forward. Instead, success is achieved by working hard and following tried and tested marketing …

How to Write Books from the Heart with Lysa Terkeurst

November 24th, 2020

33:36

Being vulnerable and talking to the individual and not the crowd is a powerful way to write books that relate to your readers. This key insight comes …

Michael Michalowicz Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 20th, 2020

26:01

Personal brands are a lot like golfers — they lie about their score. Today we recap the key takeaways from our conversation with successful …

Profit First with Mike Michalowicz

November 17th, 2020

25:11

Many seemingly successful influencers brag about their huge follower numbers and the high fees they charge for speaking events. What they don’t tell …

Chris Ducker Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 13th, 2020

17:38

While it seems glamorous to have a personal brand, the most successful brands have earned their appeal through consistent hard work. That’s one of …

Nailing Your Online Subscription Model with Chris Ducker

November 10th, 2020

25:10

Author and serial entrepreneur, Chris Ducker has built an income stream by following a simple formula — show up every week and create content that …

Rebecca Louise Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 6th, 2020

11:47

When Rebecca Louise answered a casting call to appear in a YouTube video, she never knew that it would set her on the path to owning a fitness …

Using Your Personal Brand to Grow Your Existing Business with Rebecca Louise

November 3rd, 2020

29:32

Turning your content into a hefty and steady income stream is an eternal challenge, especially when you’re competing with ‘free.’ Today we speak with author and fitness coach Rebecca Louise about how she blended her …

Dan Thurmon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 30th, 2020

19:29

When we’re thrust into uncertain times, your mindset is often the deciding factor on whether your business survives or fails. Today we recap our inspiring conversation with Dan Thurmon, a mindset champion and keynote …

Dynamic Speaking and Scaling Joy with Dan Thurmon

October 27th, 2020

33:02

We always face a level of uncertainty. But the more we improve ourselves, the more certain the future becomes. Today we talk with phenomenal keynote speaker, Dan Thurmon, who has given keynote addresses for some of the …

Vanessa Van Edwards Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 23rd, 2020

15:56

While many see public speaking as an art, Vanessa Van Edwards has reduced it to a science that can be taught. Today we recap key insights from our conversation with her on what you can do to be a more effective …

Top Secrets to Effective Speaking with Vanessa Van Edwards

October 20th, 2020

29:06

From Simon Sinek to Sir Ken Robinson, the most charismatic speakers have used the same secrets to captivate audiences and create viral videos. Today, we speak with behavioral investigator and incredible speaker, Vanessa …

Hal Elrod Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 16th, 2020

18:36

From how you define success to the limits that you set yourself, it’s liberating to know that you have a huge amount of control over your branding …

The Miracle Morning With Hal Elrod

October 13th, 2020

28:07

A simple approach, creating the perfect morning routine will help you tackle the rest of the day as your best self. Starting every morning like that …

Stacy Tuschl Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 9th, 2020

18:53

There’s no secret to crafting an effective marketing strategy — the best marketers build their brands and drive sales by combining offline and online practices. This is one of the key takeaways from our conversation …

The Foot Traffic Formula with Stacy Tuschl

October 6th, 2020

29:42

Growing a local brick and mortar business comes with a unique set of challenges, especially as the pandemic is causing a shift into online spaces. Entrepreneurs need a proven method to help them carve their niche into …

Jason Dorsey Recap:: Highlights from the Interview

October 2nd, 2020

13:37

Today we present you with the highlights and key learnings from our incredible episode with leading generational researcher, author, and speaker Jason Dorsey. We open by talking about how Jason built his success on …

Why Research is Your Competitive Advantage with Jason Dorsey

September 29th, 2020

32:42

Without the right research, no one knows how to sell across the generation line. Instead, many companies rely on myths, like that Generation Z doesn’t like to communicate — they do, they just prefer to text. Today we …

Kevin Harrington Mark Timm Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 25th, 2020

18:43

Your personal brand is a business. And if you don’t run it like a business, then it will never succeed as one. That’s one of our first key takeaways …

From Mentors to Millions with Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm

September 22nd, 2020

22:47

While you may be a brilliant entrepreneur, everyone can benefit from having a mentor whose experience can unlock greater success. Today we speak with serial entrepreneurs Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm whose new book,

Paula Faris Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 18th, 2020

20:28

It was so amazing to introduce our audience to Paula Faris in our last episode! What an amazing and inspiring person from the top-tier of her …

Get Your Foot in the Door and Kick it Down with Paula Faris

September 15th, 2020

32:53

The skills necessary for television broadcasting and those needed in the online influencer and podcasting space have a great deal of overlap. With …

Dan Miller Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 11th, 2020

14:16

It’s easy to succumb to shiny object syndrome, especially when that trendy new thing promises to triple your revenue stream. In this recap episode, we share our top takeaways from our conversation with Dan Miller, whose …

One Core Message with Dan Miller

September 8th, 2020

31:16

It’s a revelatory moment — finding that one core message to build your business around. Today we speak with Dan Miller, a New York Times bestselling entrepreneur and the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. A …

Juliet Funt's Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 4th, 2020

14:48

Welcome to another special recap episode, where we’ll do a debrief, recap, and summary of our most recent interview with Juliet Funt. In our previous …

The Battle Against Reactive Busyness with Juliet Funt

September 1st, 2020

35:07

As leaders, we often find ourselves in the trap of reactive busyness. Our time is under attack, from meetings, emails, and ever-present smartphones. But, if we want to get perspective and assess and enhance our business …

Jim Cumbee Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 28th, 2020

11:04

Welcome back to another recap episode! In our previous interview with Jim Cumbee, experienced business intermediary and President of Tennessee Valley Group, we spoke to him about making your business irresistible to …

Seven Principles To Make Your Company Irresistible with Jim Cumbee

August 25th, 2020

26:46

No two businesses are alike and with so many unique elements adding to a company’s success, business appraisal is more art than science. In today’s episode, we talk about making your business irresistible to buyers with …

Amanda Tress Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 21st, 2020

16:48

In a previous episode, we spoke to Amanda Tress about how she turned her personal brand into an eight-figure business using a brilliant micro-influencer strategy. Today we recap our key takeaways from our conversation …

Using Micro-Influencers to Earn $65 Million in Two Years with Amanda Tress

August 18th, 2020

29:32

Word of mouth is still the most powerful marketing tool in the business. Today we speak with Amanda Tress, founder of FASTer Way to Fat Loss, whose …

Michael Hyatt Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 14th, 2020

15:45

Few entrepreneurs have had as storied a career as Michael Hyatt, a former CEO and acclaimed author who boasts one of the biggest personal brands on Earth. In this episode, we focus on the key takeaways from our …

The Vision Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt

August 11th, 2020

26:02

Every business needs a vision to guide it to greatness. And the great thing about having a vision? It doesn’t change in the middle of huge events like a pandemic. We speak about how you can develop your vision with …

Josh Linkner Recap: Highlights from the Interview

August 7th, 2020

13:17

Josh Linkner is one of the busiest speakers in the world and a foremost thought leader on innovation, and today we recap the biggest takeaways from our recent interview with him. For Josh, being a professional speaker …

The Three Components of Becoming a Highly Booked Speaker and Thought Leader with Josh Linkner

August 4th, 2020

22:44

Today’s guest is Josh Linkner and he is about to teach us how to book a hundred keynotes a year in the next 20 minutes! Josh is the world’s foremost expert on innovation both from an academic and an experiential …

AJ Yager and Meaghan Connell - Praxis Metrics Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 30th, 2020

12:36

Welcome to another recap episode. Today we dive into the key points from our discussion with data wizards AJ Yoger and Meagan Connell. Many brands make decisions based on emotion or what other people are doing. Our …

Using Data to Make More Money with AJ Yager and Meaghan Connell

July 28th, 2020

31:34

In the world of marketing, information is power. And having access to the right data empowers your business, giving you an edge over the competition. We’re joined today by Meaghan Connell and AJ Yager, the cofounders of …

David Avrin Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 23rd, 2020

18:58

We are so excited that our listeners got to meet one of Rory’s early mentors and good friends David Avrin, so prepare yourself for a lot of bro-love going around! But that is not to say that there were no major …

Building A Sustainable Speaking Business with David Avrin

July 21st, 2020

38:51

Thinking about quitting your day job to become a professional speaker? Hang on a minute. What you have to understand is that the speaking part is not the business—landing the gig is. There is far more to it than being …

Dave Hollis Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 16th, 2020

13:50

Sometimes, a different approach is not only possible but also necessary when it comes to building your own personal brand. This was the key takeaway …

Embracing Vulnerability as Your Superpower Dave Hollis

July 14th, 2020

27:22

What if you’d worked hard so hard to create a brand with all the right optics and suddenly, it all came crashing down? Dave Hollis, today’s guest, …

Nick Onken Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 9th, 2020

21:41

In today’s special episode, we reflect on our powerful interview with photographer extraordinaire, Nick Onken. Not only was he a great guest, but he …

Using Elevated Realism to Build the Visual Identity of Your Brand with Nick Onken

July 7th, 2020

31:16

The visual identity of your brand is especially important in conveying your message, and photography plays a vital part in creating those visuals. Nick Onken is a world-renowned photographer, host of the NION Radio …

John Ruhlin Recap: Highlights from the Interview

July 2nd, 2020

12:12

You don’t need millions of followers to create millions of dollars. Instead, you can develop deep connections with a few clients. That’s one of the …

Unlock Loyalty and Strengthen Your Network with John Ruhlin the Guru of Giftology

June 30th, 2020

36:09

Relationships are the bedrock for most businesses. John Ruhlin, today’s guest, is a speaker, author, and master of giftology, a marketing strategy …

Kristen Giese Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 25th, 2020

14:57

Our recent interview with Kristin Giese did not fail to deliver several ah-ha takeaways that we are highlighting in this episode. Our conversation with her was all about getting booked on television, and, as you will …

What It Takes to Make It On Television with Kristin Giese

June 23rd, 2020

45:06

Today’s show is a rare occurrence because we’re introducing you to someone who is neither a client nor someone from the industry that we know …

Angie Lee Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 22nd, 2020

16:54

One of the most important points that jumped out from our recent conversation with Angie Lee was that it took her two and a half to three years to even get started and see traction in her business. If you are not …

Going Pro with Digital Marketing with Angie Lee

June 16th, 2020

36:47

Our guest on the show today says she was not cut-out for college. She hated every minute of it until she eventually dropped out and pursued her dream …

Chris Harder Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 11th, 2020

18:52

For anyone who is into direct sales or is interested in exploring this option, the episode we had with Chris Harder is a must-listen. We speak to him about the benefits of this business model, and he shares how he and …

Getting Your Slice of the Personal Brand Pie with Chris Harder

June 9th, 2020

37:33

Chris Harder, our guest on the show today, is generous and humble, and still invests loads of time into his personal development despite his entrepreneurial success. Rory met Chris at a high-level mastermind, programs …

Anton Gunn Recap: Highlights from the Interview

June 8th, 2020

19:20

Welcome to another special recap edition of the podcast. Today on the show we are diving into our interview with Anton Gunn, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Anton has a master’s degree in social work …

Bonus Episode: Responding Versus Reacting to Injustice with Anton Gunn

June 3rd, 2020

57:43

Today we introduce our listeners to a good friend and client of ours who we look up to and whose work we respect deeply. He is Anton Gunn, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Anton is one of the most …

Sazan and Stevie Hendrix Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 29th, 2020

14:22

Do you ever think you’re too old to join Tik Tok? If we learned anything from our conversation with Sazan and Stevie Hendrix, it’s that you’re never …

Truly Connecting with and Growing Your Social Media Audience with Sazan and Stevie Hendrix

May 26th, 2020

44:53

We all have social media accounts, but do we know how to utilize them effectively to leverage our audience and grow our brand? Today’s guests have a …

Mike Johnson Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 21st, 2020

13:23

Welcome to this special reality TV recap edition of the show where AJ and Rory chat about their recent interview with Mike Johnson! One of the biggest takeaways for today is the idea of being yourself, and you’ll hear …

Putting the ‘Real’ Back into Reality TV with Mike Johnson

May 19th, 2020

21:59

Today's show is all about reality TV and the role that being vulnerable and authentic plays in building a personal brand, and who better to talk to …

Rick Steele Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 15th, 2020

20:11

When it comes to learning about paid ads using Google, it makes sense to listen to the man who spent 94 million dollars on it – Rick Steele! Our …

Getting to Grips with the Fundamentals of SEO with Rick Steele

May 12th, 2020

42:29

Understanding SEO concepts like paid traffic acquisition and intent-based searches is easier than one might imagine, and if put to use properly, …

John O'Leary Recap: Highlights from the Interview

May 7th, 2020

20:41

Our conversation with John O’Leary couldn’t have happened at a more appropriate time. His philosophy of humility, love, and gratitude which we speak …

Gratitude with John O'Leary

May 5th, 2020

26:37

We learn our biggest lessons during our hardest times and it is important to remember and be grateful for this as we embrace our trials by fire. …

D'Arcry Benincosa Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 30th, 2020

17:14

If you’ve ever been curious about video courses, our full-length interview with D’Arcy Benincosa which today’s episode acts as a recap of, is an …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Brilliant Online Courses with D’Arcy Benincosa

April 28th, 2020

38:59

If you have a skill that you can teach, making online courses is an amazing way to add value to people’s lives as well as bring in significant …

Mike Dillard Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 23rd, 2020

15:04

Mike Dillard went from being an introverted direct sales worker to earning millions of dollars a year using smart marketing tactics and today we …

Putting A Stake Through The Sacred Cows of Your Industry with Mike Dillard

April 21st, 2020

39:44

No matter what niche you are operating in, the value of zagging when others zig can’t be overstated. Just be ready to make a few enemies amongst all …

Connie Podesta Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 16th, 2020

17:33

Getting up on stage and mastering your delivery is so important, but how do you know that what you said actually sunk in? This is one of the many key questions Connie Podesta posed during our interview with her and …

Deeper Audience Engagement through Unscripted Keynotes with Connie Podesta

April 14th, 2020

39:33

Many of the best speakers use slides or a personal success story as tools to help them leave a lasting impression on audiences. However, there is a …

Jack Siney Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 9th, 2020

14:54

Amidst the stress and strain that COVID-19 has placed on businesses across the globe, we must remember that some companies are in fact, booming! With every challenge comes opportunity, and we have to learn to adjust our …

A Special Edition on Selling to the Government with Jack Siney, GovSpend

April 7th, 2020

28:14

While many businesses are suffering hugely at the moment, we can also think of this as a time that is begging for people to innovate, a time during which huge success can be found. Our guest for today, Jack Siney, joins …

John DiJulius Recap: Highlights from the Interview

April 6th, 2020

16:07

In today’s special recap edition of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are diving into a debrief and summary of the biggest takeaways from …

Dominating the Customer Service Vertical with John DiJulius

March 31st, 2020

31:53

All businesses place some degree of value on customer service, but the few that take it to the next level create something very special in their clients: emotional equity. In their customers’ eyes, these businesses are …

Elizabeth Rider Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 27th, 2020

18:39

Today’s episode acts as a recap of our powerful and technical conversation with Elizabeth Rider about social media’s underrated cousin: blogging. We …

Blogging: the Gift that Keeps Giving with Elizabeth Rider

March 24th, 2020

36:00

You can think of the yields generated through social media versus blogging in golfing terms, you drive for show but putt for dough. People tend to …

Bill Cates Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 19th, 2020

13:08

If you’re still doing the same thing that was done in the 80s or 90s, how can you expect to have any influence? Having a loyal audience is definitely …

Finding Your Right-Fit Client with Bill Cates

March 17th, 2020

31:28

Having a personal brand and message is exciting but there’s a big difference between that and being followed by an actual audience, let alone making …

Susie Moore Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 12th, 2020

14:53

The media needs you as much as you need them! This is one of the biggest takeaways we had from our most recent interview with Susie Moore which this episode acts as a recap of. Susie’s advice was so actionable and …

Mindset Shifts that Up Your Media Game with Susie Moore

March 10th, 2020

24:14

Your journey to building a personal brand might not be as difficult and long as you have built it up to be. Switching from fearful to confident is …

Donald Miller Recap: Highlights from the Interview

March 5th, 2020

22:23

It is never too late to pivot as long as you keep your new message simple and singular, and repeat it till the cows come home! This is one of the …

Orchestrating a Career Pivot by Owning the New You with Donald Miller

March 3rd, 2020

32:59

There’s a lot of value in helping people more clearly explain what they do. This is because it enables them to find the other people out there who …

Julie Solomon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 27th, 2020

16:53

Julie Solomon is somebody who is truly living her gift, and the knowledge she shared in our recent interview was priceless. So today as always we sit …

Expert Tips for Marketing, PR, and Personal Branding with Julie Solomon

February 25th, 2020

39:07

There are many different paths to building an audience, but leveraging other influencers by managing their publicity is a great approach for those who are just starting out. In this episode, we sit down once again with …

Alberto Sardinas Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 20th, 2020

16:42

If you can practice patience and persistence mixed with hard work you stand the best chance of building your audience and beating most of your competitors too, no matter what part of the world you come from. This …

The Prepared, Consistent, and Persistent Host with Alberto Sardiñas

February 18th, 2020

29:48

Hosting a radio show and building an audience can be a grueling process and it helps to have a few tricks under your sleeve. The value of good preparation, consistency, and having a big dose of self-esteem can go a very …

Ed Tate Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 13th, 2020

21:09

In this recap edition of the show, Rory gives his biggest takeaways from his most recent interview with Ed Tate. Rory and Ed have been friends for a …

Get Started with Ed Tate

February 11th, 2020

36:04

When it comes to learning the mechanics of world-class speaking, who might we look up to as role models? It is not the highest-paid speakers, …

Luvvie Ajayi Recap: Highlights from the Interview

February 6th, 2020

15:19

This episode serves as a recap and debrief of our most recent interview with Luvvie Ajayi. One of the biggest takeaways from our time with Luvvie was …

Following Your Life’s Calling in the Face of Persistent Fear with Luvvie Ajayi

February 4th, 2020

31:45

Today’s guest is Luvvie Ajayi, a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who uses her voice to inspire and critique. She recently published the …

Andy Andrews Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 30th, 2020

16:32

It’s time for a debrief of our most recent interview with Andy Andrews, the man responsible for bestselling classics such as The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift. Andy has appeared on national television over 200 times …

The Professional Noticer with Andy Andrews

January 28th, 2020

35:51

Every public personality has a unique skill or trait that they leverage to build their audience. Some are one-trick ponies though and tend to have career arcs that begin to dip as they bring out new acts that are just …

Brett Kissel Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 23rd, 2020

17:11

It is with great pleasure that we bring you another one of our special recap episodes, this time of our amazing interview with rising country music superstar, Brett Kissel. It was a huge honor to have Brett on the show …

The Marriage of Music and Business with Brett Kissel

January 21st, 2020

34:58

It is an honor to introduce you today to one of our friends, Brett Kissel, who was recently named male artist of the year by the Canadian Country Music Association. He is a rising international superstar who also won an …

Christy Wright Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 16th, 2020

13:46

Often times we seem to get the same perspectives over and over again on what it means to build a personal brand. But this is the complete opposite experience we had when talking to our special guest, Christy Wright. …

A Posture of Gratitude with Christy Wright

January 14th, 2020

29:49

We are incredibly fortunate to have longtime friend and legendary speaker Christy Wright as our guest for today’s episode. Christy is author of 

Jordan Harbinger Recap: Highlights from the Interview

January 9th, 2020

16:47

Welcome back to another one of our famous three and three recap shows! This time we are digging into our most recent interview with two-time iTunes top 50 podcast host, Jordan Harbinger. We are doing it a little …

You Are Your Audiences Fiduciary with Jordan Harbinger new

January 7th, 2020

36:01

We are extremely lucky to have two-time iTunes top 50 podcast host Jordan Harbinger on the show today. Jordan is a former Wall Street lawyer and an expert on social dynamics. His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, …

Nick Santonastasso Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 26th, 2019

17:47

In today’s episode, we recap our interview with a special guest, Nick Santonastasso. Nick was born with Hanhart syndrome, the 12th case ever diagnosed, and today is only one of four people on the planet who have it. He …

The Most Important Relationship With Nick Santonastasso

December 24th, 2019

27:49

Today’s amazing and inspirational guest is Nick Santonastasso. Nick is a Vine star, Instagram bodybuilding personality, keynote speaker, musician, and the list goes on. He’s an amazing human with an incredible message …

Michael Stelzner Recap: Highlights of the Interview

December 19th, 2019

13:34

Today, on this special recap episode, we reflect on the interview with Michael Stelzner. As a good friend of Rory and an industry giant, we were so honored to have him on the show with us. We discuss our top takeaways …

Expanding Your Brand Beyond Your Wildest Dreams with Michael Stelzner

December 17th, 2019

45:44

What’s the largest audience you have envisioned your personal brand reaching? One million? 10 million? Why not try 100 million? If you think this is not within the realm of possibility, our guest today, Michael Stelzner …

Lewis Howes Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 12th, 2019

16:52

This is a recap of a special episode for us because Lewis Howes is not just a business partner and client, but also a dear friend. The show kicks off with a behind the scenes story of the huge leg-up Lewis gave us in a …

Capturing a State With Lewis Howes

December 10th, 2019

30:01

Today on the show we are thrilled to have Lewis Howes who is New York Times bestselling author and host to one of the world's top 100 podcasts! Lewis has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, and The Today …

Dennis Rodman Recap: Highlights from the Interview

December 5th, 2019

17:32

Welcome to today’s special recap, where Rory and AJ unpack their major takeaways from the interview with the iconic Dennis Rodman! It seems crazy to think that the height of his basketball career was over 20 years ago, …

Building a Brand That Lasts with Dennis Rodman

December 3rd, 2019

22:47

When you think about the most iconic basketball players ever, our guest today, Dennis Rodman makes the list every time. Not only was he an athlete extraordinaire, a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA All-Star, …

You Are Your Audience’s Fiduciary with Jordan Harbinger

December 3rd, 2019

36:01

We are extremely lucky to have two-time iTunes top 50 podcast host Jordan Harbinger on the show today. Jordan is a former Wall Street lawyer and an expert on social dynamics. His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, …

Michael Hyatt Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 28th, 2019

16:14

Welcome to this special recap episode, where AJ and Rory share their biggest takeaways from the recent interview with Michael Hyatt. In addition to …

Understanding the Seasons of Business Models and Personal Brands with Michael Hyatt

November 26th, 2019

33:03

In this episode of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are honored to welcome on Michael Hyatt, former CEO of Thomas Nelson, New York Times bestselling author, and a true leader in the personal branding space.

Kevin Harrington Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 21st, 2019

13:24

On today’s recap episode, we break down the core lessons and extract the golden nuggets from our interview with the original “shark,” Kevin …

How to Produce a Winning Infomercial with Kevin Harrington

November 19th, 2019

40:01

Today on the show, we welcome a true American legend in the world of business, investing, marketing, and sales. Kevin Harrington is the original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, …

Jon Acuff Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 14th, 2019

17:14

On this special recap edition of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we give you our biggest highlights from the recent interview with Jon Acuff. Jon is a New York Times bestselling author who has helped some of the …

Managing the Beast that is Social Media and Making it Work for You with Jon Acuff

November 12th, 2019

40:34

Today on the show we welcome Jon Acuff, one of the original influencers of our generation. Jon is a New York Times bestselling author and someone who …

Jay Papasan Recap: Highlights from the Interview

November 7th, 2019

13:36

Welcome to this special recap edition in which we will be breaking down, summarizing and giving you the highlights of our awesome interview with Jay Papasan. Jay is an executive at Keller Williams Realty Inc., co-owner …

Creating Your Signature Content and Body of Work with Jay Papasan

November 5th, 2019

41:25

Today on the Influential Person Brand Podcast we welcome Jay Papasan, who is a bestselling author, an executive at Keller Williams Realty Inc., and a co-owner of KellerINK, Keller Capital, and Papasan Properties Group. …

Sally Hogshead Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 31st, 2019

17:39

In today’s episode, AJ and Rory get together to do a debrief of the most salient points that Sally Hogshead made in her epic recent interview. Sally primarily spoke about the value of positioning and differentiating …

Different is Better Than Better with Sally Hogshead

October 29th, 2019

37:57

Today we welcome true thought leader Sally Hogshead on to the show, where she drops all types of knowledge bombs! In our opinion, Sally is one of the smartest people in the world. She is a New York Times bestselling …

Les Brown and Dr. Ona Brown Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 24th, 2019

17:32

On today’s show, we dive in to recap the life-changing conversation we had with Les Brown and his daughter Dr. Ona Brown in our previous episode. There were three major themes to take away from our interview with them …

Change the World by Finding Your Voice with Les Brown and Dr. Ona Brown

October 22nd, 2019

38:50

Today on the show we welcome two legends who use their voices to change lives every day, Les Brown and his daughter Dr. Ona Brown. Les has been voted one of the top 5 motivational speakers on the planet by Toastmasters …

Chalene Johnson Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 17th, 2019

15:08

This episode serves as a recap of the ground which renowned influencer Chalene Johnson covered in her recent conversation with AJ. If you want to learn how to be unique, visible and disruptive as an influencer, you …

Influencer Hacks From a Seasoned Pro with Chalene Johnson

October 15th, 2019

34:38

Today we welcome Chalene Johnson onto the show, where she schools us on some strategies and her journey to major success as an influencer. After much …

Jon Gordon Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 10th, 2019

14:37

This episode serves as a recap of the wonderful recent conversation we had with bestselling author, Jon Gordon. If you haven't yet listened to that …

Becoming a Bestselling Author and Successful Speaker with Jon Gordon

October 8th, 2019

33:27

In this great episode, we are so lucky to welcome our friend, author, speaker and all-round massively inspiring individual, Jon Gordon! He is here to share with us his own pragmatic and magical way of thinking about …

Jay Bear Recap: Highlights from the Interview

October 3rd, 2019

17:25

On this special edition of the Influential Personal Brand Podcast, we are diving into a debrief, recap, and summary of our most recent interview with Jay Bear. Jay is a seventh-generation entrepreneur and author of six 

What it Takes to Build a Personal Brand with Jay Baer

October 1st, 2019

41:53

On today’s episode, we are joined by friend and digital marketing pioneer, Jay Baer to talk about the reality of building a personal brand. Jay is a seventh-generation entrepreneur and also the author of six New York …

Gretchen Rubin Recap: Highlights from the Interview

September 26th, 2019

17:07

This episode is all about giving you the best of our recent interview with the awesome Gretchen Rubin who has multiple New York Times bestselling …

Becoming a Number One New York Times Bestselling Author with Gretchen Rubin

September 24th, 2019

46:40

On today's show, we are so happy to welcome bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and all-round inspiring human, Gretchen Rubin! Gretchen has …

Trent Shelton Recap: Best of the Interview!

September 19th, 2019

19:04

On this recap episode, we bring you all the highlights from our great conversation with former football player, Trent Shelton, who has gone from pro athlete to building an amazing personal brand with almost 11 million …

How to Get 11 Million Facebook Fans, with Trent Shelton

September 17th, 2019

31:53

Today we are so happy to welcome a wonderful guest, none other than Trent Shelton! A former professional football player, Trent's life had a major …

Welcome to the Influential Personal Brand Podcast

September 11th, 2019

16:59

Welcome to the very first episode of the Personal Brand podcast with your lead host, Rory Vaden, co-founder of Brand Builders Group, Hall of Fame speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs. At …

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