27 episodes

It's a struggle to be visible in a world that feels saturated with lots of people doing what you do. Opportunities can feel rushed or missed and running a business already feels pretty hard, so let’s not make it harder than it needs to be, eh? Each Wednesday, join Maddy Shine, the SEO and visibility queen, as she shares stories and tips on how to stand out and be visible. If you want to grow your business online, then pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of something nice and enjoy.

The High Vis podcast Maddy Shine

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

It's a struggle to be visible in a world that feels saturated with lots of people doing what you do. Opportunities can feel rushed or missed and running a business already feels pretty hard, so let’s not make it harder than it needs to be, eh? Each Wednesday, join Maddy Shine, the SEO and visibility queen, as she shares stories and tips on how to stand out and be visible. If you want to grow your business online, then pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of something nice and enjoy.

    26. How to sell without feeling gross

    26. How to sell without feeling gross

    This week I’ve been thinking a lot about selling. “Sales” really is treated like a dirty word by so many people I speak to and the idea of selling makes us feel gross and icky. 
    Now, I get it, no one likes being sold to when they’re not at all interested in the product or service, but here’s the thing -  you aren’t actually trying to sell to those people. 
    We’re selling to those who are interested in or even need what we make, sell or create, so we do have to put ourselves out there to be found and show up for those people. 
    So how can we share our products and services, ensure that we’re not irritating people who don’t want to hear from us, and sell to our dream clients? 
    Well, in today’s episode of The High Vis podcast, I want to share with you some of the key learnings I’ve found to be useful no matter what you sell or offer to get the sales you want and deserve without feeling gross. 
    I truly believe entrepreneurs are the ultimate optimists. We want to create a better happier life for ourselves, our loved ones, we want to live a life that suits us, but we need the skills to get the sales to sustain and build that life. 
    So, if you’re a female-led business eager for more booking, and more sales but frankly, you’re overwhelmed with where to start, why not come and join my week-long free challenge, Show Up & Get Booked. 
    We start  Monday 27th September and I would LOVE to see you there. 
    https://maddyshine.co.uk/challenge/ 
    If you found today’s episode useful, do come and let me know, slide into my DMs on Instagram, @Maddy.Shine, and why not share this episode with your biz bestie. 
    See you next week! 

    • 15 min
    25. The idea of not feeling good enough

    25. The idea of not feeling good enough

    Well, hello! Welcome back to The High Vis Podcast with me Maddy Shine - your biz bestie for visibility. 
    In the High Vis podcast, you’ll get juicy advice on how to be more visible, get your business seen more by the right kind of people, PLUS you’ll get a dose of behind-the-scenes goings-on in my business. 
    Now, I love sharing my thoughts and feelings with you on this podcast but let me tell you my imposter syndrome has never felt so strong as when I sit on my own to record these episodes. It feels so incredibly vulnerable and when I couldn’t sleep the other night following my first full day of screen time following my summer break, it got me thinking about not feeling “good enough”. What is “good enough”? Good enough for who and why does it even matter?
    You see, as business owners, we strive to be the best we can be. We want the best sales results, to offer the best products and services, to have the best social media or website and when that doesn’t happen we get frustrated, overwhelmed, and we simply stop showing up. 
    But here’s the thing. We often mix up striving to be the best we can be, with the idea of being perfect, so we tell ourselves we’re not good enough but that is simply not true. 
    So today I want to share with you what I reflect on when I don’t feel like anything I do is good enough, and give you a few reality checks to come back to when you have that sneaking feeling of self-doubt. 
    I do hope you find this episode useful, if you do come and tell me on Instagram @Maddy.Shine -  slide on into my DMs. 
    Oh, and do check out my week-long free challenge! We start Monday 27th September covering how to create content so you can show up and get booked! 
    https://maddyshine.co.uk/challenge/ 
    I would LOVE to see you there. 

    • 13 min
    24. Finding ideas for content

    24. Finding ideas for content

    As you know, The High Vis podcast is here to help you be more visible, get booked by your dream clients, and give you a good dose of behind-the-scenes goings-on in my business. 
    So with that in mind, I want to share a recent discovery I’ve made, and that is that I am, in fact, a creative person, and news flash! As a business owner, you are too. 
    You see, for so long I didn’t believe I was creative, but I actually spend a lot of my time creating - be that writing blogs, creating social media content, making this podcast! And I don’t think our need for creativity and inspiration gets talked about enough. 
    Now shout if this sounds familiar! I find that I’ll go through bursts of creativity and then beat myself up when I don’t feel creative or when I don’t know what to post, or what to say and nothing is coming easily. 
    So how can we find this elusive inspiration that helps us find ideas for our content? 
    Well, in today’s episode I’ve got a few prompt questions for you to get the creativity flowing, so you can find your sources of inspiration and start planning your content. 
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we can’t wait to feel confident to then start doing what we want to do, we have to try things out. It’s all part of playing the game of ‘where we want to be’. 
    This is a great time to start building a stash of content ideas, and a great time to get creative, and start experimenting with your content to see what works for you so I hope this episode inspires you to take action! 
    Make sure you hit follow and subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes and tag me on Instagram @maddy.shine, I love to see where you’re listening from! Ooh and please do take a moment to leave a review on iTunes, it really helps, I would be so grateful! And send this podcast to a pal who needs to hear this too! 

    • 20 min
    23. The practice of becoming more visible

    23. The practice of becoming more visible

    I imagine I’m not the only one who bought a pile of things over lockdown, thinking I would finally have time to give That Thing a go. So alongside a stack of books, there’s also a calligraphy kit and a paint-by-numbers set that I asked for for my birthday that remain untouched, and there’s even a keyboard in the corner collecting dust. 
    But, guess what peeps! This week I actually got round to reading one of those many books. I went to the pub and I got stuck into The Practice by marketing guru Seth Godin, and I really allowed myself to reflect on what I was reading, so I wanted to share some of my thoughts and insights here with you today.
    Now, I love dipping in and out of Seth’s world, he’s extremely wise and thought-provoking, he’s not one of these pale, stale and male dudes, he’s brilliant and The Practice is all about how sharing our creative work takes courage and it’s a constant practice - Well don’t we know it! As business owners, we have to summon this courage all the time and the same logic applies to visibility. It’s a practice, it’s a muscle we have to train. 
    You see, we know being self-employed comes with risks, and it’s scary, but we have to try things out, and we have to commit to practising because that’s how we learn and that’s how we improve. 
    So join me for some practical tips to get you started practising and training your visibility muscles. 
    Do make sure you hit follow and subscribe so you don’t miss new episodes, and please do tag me on Instagram @maddy.shine, I love to see where you’re listening from! 
    Oh, and don’t forget enrollment to my membership community, Visibiliyay is now open! You can find all the information here at visibiliyay.com. I really hope you’ll check it out and come join us.

    • 22 min
    22. Stop Cancelling Yourself - Done Really Is Better Than Perfect

    22. Stop Cancelling Yourself - Done Really Is Better Than Perfect

    OK peeps, I’ve been putting myself through a really hard time recently, comparing myself to a higher version that simply doesn’t exist, and of course, comparing myself to others on Instagram who look like they’re doing really well, because, in an ideal world, I would be perfect at everything. 
    I’d be perfect at emails, social media, sales, I would be creating Reels regularly, I would batch record my podcasts, and so on and so on….until I think, good God woman …Stop!
    This all leads to overwhelm, and I don’t know about you, but I pretty much cancel myself when I feel overwhelmed. We’ve all been known to throw the baby out with the bathwater because we don’t like being bad at something. We feel like we have to do everything perfectly, surpassing all standards that have gone before, otherwise, we simply shouldn’t bother and we should be cancelled. 
    But I’ve come to realise, time and time again, that done really is better than perfect. I love this saying, done is better than perfect because it doesn’t actually have to be all or nothing. 
    So today let’s take a look at how you can try one thing at a time, and move forward step by step because you don't have to (and can't) do it all. 
    I’d love you to pop me a DM which one thing are you going to try to be more visible today? You can find me on Instagram @Maddy.Shine 
    And don’t forget, enrollment to my membership community, Visibiliyay is now open! You can find all the information on my website www.maddyshine.co.uk. I really hope you’ll check it out and come join us.

    • 19 min
    21. The game of managing expectations

    21. The game of managing expectations

    Hello everyone Maddy Shine here, host of your favourite visibility podcast - the High Vis podcast your biz bestie for visibility. 
    Back once again to talk to you all about the great game of managing expectations. 
    Now, this is something I face time and time again in my business, and while, yes it does get easier, the challenges also get bigger so it’s a constant practice. 
    The thing is, expectations are simply a gap between hope and fear. The hope that things will happen and the fear that they won’t. 
    So I have a little exercise to share with you today that I do to help me manage my expectations, and I'll be honest, I'm going through a bit of a challenging one right now so we’ll get into that too. 
    Because the truth is, you can achieve anything you want to, but we do have to do the work, get comfortable with uncertainty and learn which voices to listen to and which ones to put on mute.
    And, if you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to make your dreams and goals happen then listen up because I have just the ticket for you! 
    The doors are now open to join my membership community, Visibiliyay! A community of female entrepreneurs from all walks of life, ready to cheer you on as we gather to learn, become more visible and grow our businesses. 
    You can find more information on my website www.maddyshine.co.uk I really hope you’ll check it out and come join us.
    Make sure that you hit subscribe to not miss new episodes, and please do share on social media when you’re listening, tag me so I can see @Maddy.Shine on Instagram and why not share this episode with a pal who could do with hearing this too! 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

balfio ,

Insightful, useful and fun podcast

I love listening to Maddy’s High Vis podcast. It’s full of incredibly useful information, communicated in a digestible and enjoyable way. For any female business owners this is a must listen and a great intro to all the services Maddy has to offer.

Willmex ,

So Inspirational!

I just love Maddy’s podcast series; Jam-packed full of actually advice and so relatable to all female business owners. This is THE podcast to listen to if you are a female indie biz owner, wishing to drive your business forward and empower yourself with the confidence to do so!

Mollineau Weddings & Events ,

Mollineau Weddings & Events | London Based Wedding Planner

Fantastic podcast. Clear, conscience and succinct!
Great themes, topics are relevant and the length is spot on👌🏾

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