52 episodes

Define, challenge and conquer the BIGGEST issues facing you as an early stage entrepreneur or founder. With powerful episodes from the world's finest business experts, each episode challenges one specific issue and provides detailed, actionable takeaways that you can implement immediately within your business.



Volume #1 features actionable interviews with John Lee Dumas, Guy Kawasaki, Rand Fishkin, Jeff Sanders, Bob Burg and Dragons' Den's Doug Richard along with multiple thought leaders, global business people and numerous NY Times / Amazon best-selling authors, Excellence Expected exists to help you live the life you want by dominating the problems that face every entrepreneur on their journey.



This isn't just another interview podcast, this is the straight-talking, accountable and actionable show that features one problem, one expert and multiple solutions every single episode.



Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

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Define, challenge and conquer the BIGGEST issues facing you as an early stage entrepreneur or founder. With powerful episodes from the world's finest business experts, each episode challenges one specific issue and provides detailed, actionable takeaways that you can implement immediately within your business.



Volume #1 features actionable interviews with John Lee Dumas, Guy Kawasaki, Rand Fishkin, Jeff Sanders, Bob Burg and Dragons' Den's Doug Richard along with multiple thought leaders, global business people and numerous NY Times / Amazon best-selling authors, Excellence Expected exists to help you live the life you want by dominating the problems that face every entrepreneur on their journey.



This isn't just another interview podcast, this is the straight-talking, accountable and actionable show that features one problem, one expert and multiple solutions every single episode.



Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

    An Update on the Series

    An Update on the Series

    Hey, Mark here with a quick update about this evergreen interview series and my other podcast, The Podcast Accelerator (https://www.markasquith.com/listen).

    • 1 min
    From Burnout to Broadcast

    From Burnout to Broadcast

    Welcome to Excellence Expected.



    Episode 1 is my opportunity to thank you for picking up the show and beginning this journey with me.



    During the episode I talk about how I bounced back from a business catastrophe to become founder of a rapidly growing design & digital agency, whilst also discussing how that rapid growth and the challenges it brought, caused me to burn out only two years ago.



    I take this opportunity to talk about what you can expect from each episode of Excellence Expected and the value that you, as a business owner or entrepreneur, can draw from the podcast.



    I also introduce my free eBook "The Essential 14 Day Guide to Cutting Your Working Hours and Increasing Your Impact", which is my blueprint and work-through template that will show you how to create more time every single day, become instantly more effective in your business and create the time to enjoy the things that matter to you.



    Excellence Expected is a podcast for business owners, by business owners, with each and every episode adding value to your busy business life.



    Let's learn, share and grow together; don't forget: the more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

    • 29 min
    Facebook Marketing & Lead Generation Tactics

    Facebook Marketing & Lead Generation Tactics

    Facebook arguably holds the biggest collection of personal data on the planet.



    As a business owner, marketer or sales team, are you REALLY leveraging that power to your advantage?



    Are you mystified by Facebook’s role in the marketing mix, or concerned that only ‘kids’ use it?



    Andrew Medlam is a Facebook marketing expert who this week, shares his insights into generating real, tangible return on investment from the world’s biggest social media network.



    The stark truth is: no matter your business, your audience and importantly, your customers are on Facebook whether you are or not.



    This is an unmissable episode for anyone who is serious about generating more revenue, starting today!

    Links mentioned in this show:



    * Andrew Medlam's OnlineAccelerator.com



    Ready to tap into the power of Facebook? Let me know how you get on guys, we’re all here to share, learn and grow together - let’s start right now!



    As ever, the more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

    • 41 min
    Modern SEO Laid Bare And How You Can Master It

    Modern SEO Laid Bare And How You Can Master It

    Google is vital to your business. You know that of course, but do you know how to maximise its impact and integrate its effects in to your wider marketing strategy?



    This week I chat to Tom Parling, founder of Ocere, a specialist online marketing business based near London.



    Tom has made a career out of conquering Google and ensuring that the tactics he uses for his own businesses, as well as his clients’, remain cutting edge and most importantly: effective.



    With actionable takeaways that you can implement into your search engine strategy today, this episode is a must listen for you as a business owner.



    Links mentioned in this episode:



    * Search Metrics Ranking Factors

    * MajesticSEO.com

    * Google Webmaster Tools

    * Ocere

    * Tom Parling on Twitter



    Have you been affected by anything Tom mentioned during the episode? Sound off in the comments!



    Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

    • 49 min
    Conquer LinkedIn & Become Your Own Disciple – What I Learned at The Connected Business Conference 2014

    Conquer LinkedIn & Become Your Own Disciple – What I Learned at The Connected Business Conference 2014

    Seeking to empower ourselves is what drives us, right?



    We all want to be better on our chosen path and that journey of continual self improvement often leads us to events intended to open our minds to methods, mid sets and techniques that we otherwise may not have found.



    I had the pleasure of attending and delivering a digital masterclass at the 2014 “Connected Business” conference held in the North of England at The Civic, Barnsley.



    Featuring a keynote from Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC, the event was fantastic as not only a networking opportunity, but as a means of furthering knowledge in very specific areas - I’d like to share my takeaways with you.



    My actionable takeaways from the event came from:



    * Greg Williams, Executive Editor of Wired

    * Linda Cheung, founder of Cube Social

    * Simon Biltcliffe, CEO of Webmart



    And you can find more about the event over on the Enterprising Barnsley website:



    * The Connected Business Conference



    The episode is short, sweet and POWERFUL - grab a coffee and your headphones, you’ll like this.



    No matter what you do, the more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

    • 10 min
    Stop Stalling & Start Podcasting Now!! How to Find the Perfect Gear for Your New Show

    Stop Stalling & Start Podcasting Now!! How to Find the Perfect Gear for Your New Show

    This weeks episode is all about finding the confidence to go ahead and start your own podcast.



    Following setting up Excellence Expected many business owners, entrepreneurs and friends have asked me for tips, guidance and advice on the right podcasting equipment for a new podcast.



    Based on the research I've undertaken myself in setting up Excellence Expected technically, along with the experience of setting up the show on a personal level I found that the biggest issue is making sense of the wide array of equipment on the market which leads to progress paralysis and never really getting started.



    In this episode I share my own equipment choices but more importantly, the reasons why I chose each piece of equipment.



    I also share my top 3 pieces of advice for anyone looking at investing in their own podcasting setup.



    By the end of the show you will have the confidence and the know how to decide upon the best equipment for your needs and you will overcome that progress paralysis that stymies us all at times.

    Links to Equipment Mentioned in this Episode:

    Microphones



    * Blue Snowball Condenser Microphone

    * Blue Yeti Condenser Microphone

    * Rode Procaster Dynamic Microphone (the microphone used at Excellence Expected)

    * Heil PR40 Dynamic Microphone

    * Rode Podcaster Dynamic Microphone



    Mixing Desk



    * Behringer Xenyx 1204 USB Mixing Desk for Podcasting



    Headphones



    * Sony MDR 7506 Closed Headphones



    Accessories



    * Van Damme XLR cables

    * Triton Fethead



    Software



    * ECAMM Call Recorder for Skype

    * Adobe Audition

    * Apple Garageband

    * Audacity



    What equipment do you use? Let me know in the comments and let's learn, share & grow, together.



    The more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

    • 22 min

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