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Welcome to The Business Connections Podcast where we share the secrets and success stories of collaboration and connection in business. 

In business we make connections every day - we connect with customers, we connect with partners and providers, we connect ideas, we even connect problems with solutions. Without connections, nothing happens. 

Join me, your host, Melanie Colling where I connect you with some of the best minds in business and show how you can make and leverage valuable connections in your business. 

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Welcome to The Business Connections Podcast where we share the secrets and success stories of collaboration and connection in business. 

In business we make connections every day - we connect with customers, we connect with partners and providers, we connect ideas, we even connect problems with solutions. Without connections, nothing happens. 

Join me, your host, Melanie Colling where I connect you with some of the best minds in business and show how you can make and leverage valuable connections in your business. 

    Molly Beck Interview - Connections Move the World Forward

    Molly Beck Interview - Connections Move the World Forward

    Molly Beck is the founder and CEO of private podcasting platform Messy.fm, and author of the book Reach Out, The Simple Strategy You Need to Know to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence. She is also a blogger, speaker and co-creator of Reach Out Party with Carly Valancy.

    Molly’s philosophy of ‘Connections Move The World Forward’ has never been more fitting in this current global climate. It has certainly moved her forward!

    I first heard about Molly’s book Reach Out through an invitation to a Reach Out Party from Carly Valancy. We had Carly on an earlier episode and heard how her reach out to Molly via an Instagram direct message created the start of the Reach Out Party movement. 

    Molly’s book started with an idea followed by massive action. She was looking for investors for her then startup, Messy.fm, a private podcasting platform that allows corporate organisations to communicate differently within their business. 

    So she scheduled a daily task in her calendar each weekday morning to contact someone that could help, either an investor directly or for an introduction to someone that could refer her to a chosen investor. This then became a blog, a Forbes article, and eventually a book, sharing her journey of how she did it. These daily reach outs also lead to career opportunities, business partnerships and of course the growth and success of Messy.fm. 

    Molly also shares with us her take on the power of podcasting and how audio is the happy balance between text and video. People don’t like to, want to or have time to read text and with video, people either don’t want to or are hesitant to create them.

    Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss:
    The power of podcasting for internal communications
    The power of reaching out to everyone

    And some tips from Molly:
    Start your own show
    Reach out to everyday - make it a habit
    It is who you know in business, so grow your who (network)

    I love Molly’s book, Reach Out. It speaks to everything I do myself and help others do, which is to make connections, create collaboration opportunities and make a bigger impact on the world!

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Molly Beck for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Molly all the very best with Messy.fm and Reach Out Party and all that is to come!

    Website

    Business -  https://www.messy.fm/ 
    Book -  http://mollybeck.co/reachout 
    Blog -  https://www.smartprettyandawkward.com/

    Social Media links

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MsMollyBeck 
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/msmollybeck/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/msmollybeck/ 
    Twitter https://twitter.com/msmollybeck

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    • 49 min
    Valerie Dwyer Interview - Becoming Powerful - By Connecting With Ourselves

    Valerie Dwyer Interview - Becoming Powerful - By Connecting With Ourselves

    Valerie Dwyer is the founder of ‘My Wonderful Life Coach’, best-selling author and award winning entrepreneur.

    She has just finished writing her latest book, ‘You’ve Got This, No Matter What - 

    How to Reinvent Your Life in 6 Steps’ and we delve into some of the themes and steps contained in the book but also about what led Valerie to make some life changes along the way and now ultimately help others to do the same.

    Valerie started her first business at 18 years old and she was hooked! She has gone on to start, buy and sell 10 businesses, which are much more than doing an MBA! Learning practical life skills from her grandmother at age 5 to overcoming serious accidents, started Valerie on a path of life long learning. 

    And it all starts with a DECISION. Deciding to make a change, to do something different is the first step to transformation. 

    Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss:
    What is the difference between Change and Transformation?
    Where are we now?
    What do we do next?

    And share some of the steps of ‘How To Reinvent Your Life’, such as:
    Mindset
    Meditation 
    Visioning

    I have been lucky enough to have a preview of Valerie’s latest book ‘You’ve Got This, No Matter What - How to Reinvent Your Life in 6 Steps’ and can highly recommend it! The book is launching in the next few weeks and there is also a program starting in October if you want a more guided experience! I can’t wait to see your transformations!

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Valerie Dwyer for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Valerie all the very best for her new book and online program!

    Website

    Business https://www.mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk/

    Blog https://www.mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk/Blog

    Social Media links

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ValerieDwyer.A1

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriedwyermywonderfullifecoach/

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    • 40 min
    Louise Karch Interview - The Attention Economy - How Does Your Name Stand Out?

    Louise Karch Interview - The Attention Economy - How Does Your Name Stand Out?

    Louise Karch is Australia’s #1 Name Whisperer, tagline wrangler, sticky storyteller and award winning marketer and author of ‘Word Glue - Find Your Million Dollar Brand Name’.

    Growing up in a family who loved books and constantly made up stories, Louise was always going to do something with words…..and boy does she know a thing or two about words, their power and how to use them for impact!

    A former stand up comic, 4x Canadian adult gold medalist figure skater and originally from Canada, Louise moved to Australia with her partner where she currently resides. Louise joined Seth Godin’s altMBA program in 2018 as is now one of the facilitators of this program, leveraging her skills and experience with Seth’s program, name and network. It was Seth Godin, the world’s #1 marketing expert who inspired the name of her book, Word Glue.

    Word Glue is a practical handbook, a ‘how to’ book on how to name your brand, product or service. It is gold….literally, having won 4 book awards at the time of recording, with a few more on the way no doubt.

    I met Louise in person just over a year ago when she was giving a talk in my local library on naming. She was funny, engaging, quick and so very smart (she still is by the way!). I bought her book, read it from cover to cover, and I can’t recommend it enough!

    With another book on the way (she won’t tell me the name yet!?) Louise is using her time in lockdown#2 wisely, dedicating 50 minutes each day to write.

    I hope this inspires you to write your own book, so as Louise poses in this interview:
    What does the world want you to write about?
    What would my grandchildren wish I had written?
    Ask yourself better questions

    Join me as we discuss:
    Why names matter 
    The science behind a name

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Louise Karch for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Louise all the very best for her new book and look forward to catching up with her again to find out all about it…..even the name!

    Website

    Business - https://www.wordglue.co/

    Social Media links

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisekarch/

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    • 46 min
    Tamar Hela Interview - Attention Has Never Been Higher, Attract It Wisely

    Tamar Hela Interview - Attention Has Never Been Higher, Attract It Wisely

    Tamar Hela is the COO of Genius Encel, helping Fortune 500 companies in Asia generate leads through LinkedIn. 

    Pursuing her love of travel and adventure led her from California to China, where she originally taught English via a program facilitated by Disney, as Disneyland had just opened in Shanghai. Having spent 20 years working in Education, Marketing and Publishing, she moved into digital publishing, online education and connected with her now business partner who ran an e-commerce agency at the time.

    Together they created Genius Encel and work with Asian based companies wanting to expand globally, multinational companies and small to medium businesses with foreign clients. Using Linkedin, the only western social media platform available in China.

    Understanding the Chinese language and culture, the way people do business and the LinkedIn platform has allowed Tamar and her team to take the lead in helping Asian companies to build their networks and businesses. LinkedIn China has the 3rd largest user base with around 56 million users in China.

     

    Tamar shared her tips on how best to use LinkedIn:
    Create a process - start small & then grow
    Know WHO you want to connect with, be targeted, know your ideal client
    Know your outcome - test & measure until you have this
    Take a step back - audit your network
    Script your messaging - this will save you time
    Be professional - LinkedIn is a professional playground
    Be consistent - otherwise you won’t get the results you desire
    Personalise connection reach outs
    FOLLOW UP - create an ecosystem

    And her tips and wisdom on successful Business partnerships:
    Make sure your skill sets compliment each other
    Understand each others roles - so you don’t stray into each others
    Communicate well
    A business partnership is like a marriage, there are legalities and money involved - choose carefully
    Trust you gut

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Tamar Hela for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Tamar all the very best with all her future endeavours.

    Website

    Business - https://geniusencel.agency

    Personal - https://tamarhela.com

    Social Media links

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarhela/

    https://www.facebook.com/tamarhelapro

    https://www.instagram.com/tamar.hela/ 

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    • 38 min
    Moira Ni Gallachoir Interview - The Opportunity With Virtual Speaking Is Exponential

    Moira Ni Gallachoir Interview - The Opportunity With Virtual Speaking Is Exponential

    Moira Ni Gallachoir is the founder of MNG and Secret Suppers Worldwide, an international speaker and business mentor.

    Having literally walked out of her life in London just a few years ago, where she had a great 9-5 job, plenty of friends and a very active social life. She turned her back on it all and listened to her heart which was begging her to return home to Ireland – in the middle of a deep recession. 

    She started working with local businesses to promote the unique tourism attractions of her hometown of Donegal. This then led her to help other small businesses through her mentoring and then eventually to appear on stages speaking around the world! 

    She now mentors other savvy entrepreneurs to build a top-tier income from virtual speaking and powerful closing keys so they enroll the maximum number of their viewers and attendees into their products and programs. 

    Moira is a passionate entrepreneur living her life on purpose and is on a mission to inspire freedom in entrepreneurs by embracing the power of speaking as a way to be recognised for who they really are and live a life they love while having a bigger impact in the world, making way more money.

    Her latest business adventure is the creation and launch of Secret Suppers Worldwide, a unique way to connect and engage fellow entrepreneurs, especially relevant and timely in today’s world of remote working and restricted travel.

    Join me as we discuss:
    How speaking is the fastest path to business success and impact and that the opportunity with virtual speaking is exponential. 
    That you can craft your own audience in the current market 

    Some tips from Moira to readers and listeners is:
    Be online, be active and be looking everyday
    Follow people who attend and/or organise events
    Be seen as active, post tips, add value to other groups, answer questions = credibility
    Turn in person events into virtual opportunities
    What events have you attended in the past?
    Connect with the organiser
    Offer to be a resource, or organiser or speaker - add value
    Find collaborators
    Review you calendar of past events

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Moira Ni Gallachoir for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Moira all the very best with all her future endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her speaking engagements have taken her next time!

    Website

    Business - Www.Moira.ie 

    Social Media links

    https://www.facebook.com/MoiraNiGhallachoir 

    https://www.facebook.com/Moira.ie/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/moira-n%C3%AD-ghallach%C3%B3ir-83236074/

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    • 36 min
    Carly Valancy Interview - Live A More Connected Life

    Carly Valancy Interview - Live A More Connected Life

    Carly Valancy is the founder of Valance & Co, co-creator of Reach Out Party, an actor, wedding singer, course creator, facilitator and mentor who is dedicated about building connection, community and collaboration so that others can recognise their possibility and impact.

    Based in New York and with a performing arts background in musical theatre, Carly was busy pursuing her acting career when she came across the book, Reach Out by Molly Beck. Sick of waiting around for opportunities to come to her, Carly was inspired by this book to try out the methods outlined.

    So 100 days or 4 and half months later Carly had implemented and tested the framework , values and practices from Molly’s book. During this time she also reached out to Molly, thanking her for writing this book and shared how she had inspired her to start her own reach out practice and the things she had discovered along the way.

    Fast forward to today and Molly and Carly have partnered to create Reach Out Party, teaching courses based on the principles from Molly’s networking advice book, Reach Out. This is an opportunity for participants to create their own opportunities, build connection, and cultivate their values. By paying attention and connecting the dots, building personalized strategies for an innovative routine reaching the edge of your network. 

    Join me as we discuss all things connection and collaboration:
    How the power of connection really resides in all of us and how we can begin to adopt that mindset by joining a cohort of like minded people
    True magic comes in the form of collaboration
    Leverage the world and people around you and live a more connected life

    Some tips form Carly to readers and listeners is:
    Focus on values first
    Get started
    Bring your gift to others

    Some words of wisdom from Carly:
    The art is in the follow up
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    And finally…….a quote….

    “It is easy to coast through life rather than find the will to continually reach out into the world. To reach out is to risk. There is little grace in a life that never extends out beyond the boundaries of self.”    — Anne Bogart

    At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection.

    We thank Carly Valancy for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Carly all the very best with all her future endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her reach out’s have taken her next time!

    I feel like we are kindred spirits and feel blessed that our paths have crossed, forever! xxx

    Website

    Personal - https://www.carlyvalancy.com/

    Business - www.valenceandco.com

    Reach Out Party - https://www.valenceandco.com/reachoutparty

    Carly’s Private Strategy Session - https://www.valenceandco.com/services#strategysession

    Social Media links

    https://www.instagram.com/carlyvalancy/

    https://www.valenceandco.com/home#mystory

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/carly-valancy-7ab568190/

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