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In this podcast, Leslie Samuel teaches creators how to have an impact while building a successful online business. He does this by sharing actionable tips he has learned from experience, as well as interviewing successful online business owners. He started the Interactive Biology blog to make biology fun for students all over the world. This blog landed him his dream job as a University professor. Today, he’s a full-time online business coach with a passion for helping others experience what he has experienced. Whether you are looking to start, or grow a business, you will learn how to do so using blogging, social media, and other methods of making it happen.

Learning with Leslie Leslie Samuel

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    • 5.0 • 146 Ratings

In this podcast, Leslie Samuel teaches creators how to have an impact while building a successful online business. He does this by sharing actionable tips he has learned from experience, as well as interviewing successful online business owners. He started the Interactive Biology blog to make biology fun for students all over the world. This blog landed him his dream job as a University professor. Today, he’s a full-time online business coach with a passion for helping others experience what he has experienced. Whether you are looking to start, or grow a business, you will learn how to do so using blogging, social media, and other methods of making it happen.

    How to Make Better Videos

    How to Make Better Videos

    Leslie Samuel delves into the realm of video creation on this episode of Learning with Leslie. He stresses the importance of planning, mindset, eye contact, and smiling to boost viewer engagement. Leslie advises creators to act naturally, emphasizing self-analysis by critiquing one's videos and learning from admired creators. Anecdotes highlight the impact of small adjustments, such as smiling, on video energy. Leslie's practical tips cater to creators of all levels, urging continuous improvement through regular practice and intentional self-reflection. Viewers are encouraged to apply these strategies and share their progress on IamLeslieSamuel.com.
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    • 30 min
    Why You CAN'T Ignore AI (Artificial Intelligence)

    Why You CAN'T Ignore AI (Artificial Intelligence)

    In this episode, I discuss the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on society, emphasizing the need to balance its risks and benefits. I highlight AI's advancements in the medical field and education, showcasing its potential to enhance productivity and foster creativity. By embracing AI as a tool for augmentation and preparing for the future, we can navigate the evolving technological landscape effectively.
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    • 49 min
    How to Produce Professional Videos Faster

    How to Produce Professional Videos Faster

    In this episode, we delve into Leslie's journey of optimizing video production processes, emphasizing efficiency and quality. Leslie shares insights on the importance of equipment, including cameras, lenses, microphones, and lighting, to enhance video content creation. He discusses the setup of tools like the Elgato Stream Deck for seamless operation and highlights the significance of investing in quality equipment like the Sony camera and Heil PR40 microphone.
    Furthermore, Leslie explores software options such as Ecamm Live for Mac and vMix/OBS for PC to streamline video creation and emphasizes pre-planning scenes and overlays for smoother execution. He also touches on the benefits of the Rodecaster Pro for podcast recording, underlining the importance of structured setups and thoughtful equipment selection to expedite video production processes successfully. Leslie's insights serve as a practical guide for creating professional videos efficiently.
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    • 42 min
    Black History at Google - The Benefits of the Spotlight

    Black History at Google - The Benefits of the Spotlight

    In this episode of Learning with Leslie, I share a panel discussion I was a part of at Google. Michael Levinson, Product Leader and GM at Google, speaks with three entrepreneurs to discuss the benefits of visibility for people of color. Dara Cook, Leslie Samuel, and Kareem Cook recount their entrepreneurial journeys, emphasizing the impact of their businesses.

    Discussions center on cultural identity, community influence, and the importance of representation and mentorship for aspiring entrepreneurs. Strategies for business growth, leveraging technology, and advocating for diverse role models are explored, highlighting the significance of bold actions, overcoming fear, and personal growth in driving success. Mentorship and sponsorship are underscored as pivotal for professional development, echoing a sentiment of responsibility in inspiring future generations.

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    • 57 min
    My YouTube Channel Was Hacked and then Banned - Lessons Learned!

    My YouTube Channel Was Hacked and then Banned - Lessons Learned!

    My YouTube channel, Interactive Biology, was hacked and removed from YouTube. In this episode, I share the moment of shock and the frantic efforts to regain control after his channel was compromised with Bitcoin content. I get into crucial security lessons learned, reflect on the incident, and underscore the need to diversify platform reliance, enhance community engagement, and build a business that won't fall by the wayside when Google has a Mood Swing.
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    • 46 min
    AI, Automation, and SEO? Takeaways from SMMW 2024

    AI, Automation, and SEO? Takeaways from SMMW 2024

    In this episode of Learning with Leslie, I highlight the impact of AI and SEO at Social Media Marketing World 2024.

    AI’s applications in content creation, image generation, and more were discussed, underscoring its transformative role in business.

    I share plans to optimize content using AI tools like ChatGPT for SEO, automate processes with Zapier, and personalize videos with HeyGen.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Marisa Shadrick ,

Consistent Value

Leslie's genuine approach makes every episode feel like a conversation with a friend who's got your back in the business world.

A natural storytelling and energized presenter, his delivery is engaging and always authentic.

For insightful and utterly enjoyable content, give Leslie's podcast a listen. You'll walk away with valuable takeaways from each episode.

FSJMJ ,

The Real Deal

Leslie’s energy is contagious! I really appreciate his honest and uplifting perspective. Subscribe right away to discover ways to grow your business.

Trevor Oldham ,

A must listen for someone growing their online business

Leslie is an awesome host and between himself and his guests there is tons of valuable information to take in!

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