Go For Launch features action-oriented tools, tips and techniques to help you grow your business, including interviews with successful company founders and business leaders.
GFL 179: Create Powerful and Profitable Live and Virtual Events
If you’re ready to host your own event and anxious to get started but feel overwhelmed by all the things you need to do—from negotiating with hotels to coordinating with A/V providers, managing a volunteer team and figuring out what you are going to say and do while you’re hosting—you’re not alone! My guest today helps companies, coaches and celebrities create Powerful and Profitable events. Shay Wheat is CEO of Grace & Ease Productions, Inc. Shay is a Certified Event Producer™ and the creator of popular programs such as “The Powerful Event Process” and “The Ultimate Event Planner Certification Program.” Grace & Ease Productions produces in-person and live virtual events ranging from 200 to 4,000+ attendees. They have collaborated with many well-known celebrities including Lisa Nichols, Dr. Claire Zammit, Bill Baren, Alison J. Prince, Josh Turner and many others. Shay’s clients have made over $24 million in revenue, gaining over 3,500 new clients and changing the lives of more than 16,000+ attendees.
GFL 178: A Conversation On Hyperconnectivity, Battling Cancer, and Remembering Nathan Richie
This podcast episode is a little different than the rest. It’s a personal conversation with my good friend Jim Mitchem about some serious topics, ranging from battling cancer to remembering a dear mutual friend, Nathan Richie, who passed away June 16, 2018. Jim is a branding consultant and award-winning senior copywriter who has convinced people to think differently about things for more than two decades. Since 2002, Jim’s company Smash Communications has helped drive revenue for his clients via consistent messaging that elicits action across a range of media. As Jim says, “Copywriting is my superpower.” He’s the author of several fictional books, including Minor King and Mongoose, as well as a non-fiction tribute to man’s best friend, Gone Dogs: Tales of Dogs We've Loved. Jim is one of the most honest and kind people I know. I hope you’ll enjoy our conversation. Find out more about Jim at Quick Like Mongoose. RIP, Nathan Richie.
GFL 177: How To Win More Clients Using Value-Added Incentives
There’s a tendency to discount your price in order to get ‘quick wins, land more customers or keep existing customers happy. But there’s a better strategy to win more clients—using value-added incentives. Marco Torres believes that value-added incentives such as complimentary travel packages beat price discounts. He joined me on the latest episode of the Go For Launch podcast. Marco is the founder of Marketing Boost, which has helped thousands of business owners worldwide boost sales and scale their businesses by as much as 5-fold through the use of incentive-based marketing. And his Facebook group is home to more than 28,000 active business owners who are raking in sales with his advice and amazingly affordable subscription program. During our interview, my brain was spinning with effective ways to use Marketing Boost. I hope you’ll get a lot of value out of our conversation and check it out.
GFL 176: Create Meaningful and Inspiring Online Events
Today’s podcast is all about learning how to create meaningful and inspiring online events. My guests are Daniel Moss and Michelle Garrison, the Co-Founders of We & Goliath. We & Goliath helps companies host more meaningful and inspiring events online. Their full-service formula combines smart strategy, platform savvy and innovative video that captivates, awes and inspires. Whether you want just live stream production or full-service virtual event management including event planning, technology, and marketing strategy for a multi-day event ... they can help tackle your Goliath. Michelle Garrison is a serial entrepreneur, digital strategist, and creative director, who’s started companies and campaigns on the edge of sustainability and community-building trends for the last 20 years. She’s helped companies reach triple-digit growth, and her projects have been featured in The Boston Globe, Washington Post, HGTV, Dwell Magazine, ABC, NBC and CBS. Daniel Moss is a senior event strategist with more than 20 years of experience leading and training agency and nonprofit teams. He’s designed digital campaigns for large online and in-person events supported by lead nurturing automation, omnichannel retargeting and conversion rate optimization. His clients have experienced 7X attendance online vs. in-person, 5X monthly email signups, hundreds of #1 search engine rankings and 53% conversion rate boosts that increased revenue by $43,000/mo.
GFL 175: Live Healthier and Create Sustained High Performance
Most people think growing older and losing their edge is inevitable. But the truth is, the way in which you grow older is entirely malleable. Just because your chronological age is rising doesn't mean your biological age has to as well. It's time for a new paradigm. You can turn the clock back and stay at the top of your game at 40, 50, 60, and well beyond through precision performance longevity. My guest is Julian Hayes II, an executive health consultant & epigenetic atelier, and the host of Optimal Health for Busy Entrepreneurs. His journey began in his pursuit of becoming a doctor. However, he left school after one year to pursue a bigger dream. Now, he's the founder of The Art of Fitness & Life. This bespoke concierge health & performance advisory firm helps entrepreneurs, and executives live longer, richer, and healthier lives. This is accomplished through leveraging their unique DNA, data-driven health metrics, personalized bio-specific programming, a "performance team," and high-tech toys. On an organizational level, the firm helps companies elevate their bottom line through precision performance longevity. Julian has also written nearly 200 columns at Inc, along with frequently being published over at Entrepreneur, SUCCESS, Chief Executive, CEO World, Business Insider, Bodybuilding.com, and many more of the world's largest publications. He also is the author of the book Body Architect: A Real-World Guide to Ignite Your Fitness, Look Awesome Naked, Quiet the Inner Voices of Self-Doubt, & Design a Lifestyle on Your Own Terms.
GFL 174: How to Get Control of Your Business, Family and Life
If you ask many entrepreneurs how their life is going…and you’ll hear a lot of lies. “It’s great! I’m in control! I’m my own boss! I can do whatever I want, whenever I want!” The reality is, entrepreneurship is often miserable, as you become chained to endless days of working, tedious tasks and time away from family and friends. So how can you get control of your business, family and life as an entrepreneur? That’s a topic my guest is very familiar with. For more than 20 years, Fabienne Fredrickson has powerfully mentored thousands of women business owners to grow, then scale their businesses, earning them tens of millions collectively each year while increasing their time off to enjoy lives they love. Her Leveraged Business methodology is based on her nearly 15 years of experience in generating multiple 7 figures annually with three children at home, while taking 14 weeks of unplugged vacations each year. It is proven to work. Fabienne’s revolutionary book, The Leveraged Business: How You Can Go From Overwhelmed at 6-Figures to 7 Figures (and Get Your Life Back), is a definitive roadmap on how she’s done it with heart and how you can too, without sacrificing your life.
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Brandon, host of the Go For Launch podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Brandon does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to be inspired!