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Being there when your customers are ready to buy is the essence of mastering the moment. Get insights to leverage every opportunity to grow your small business with insightful advice and mind blowing interviews led by award-winning PR & Branding Expert Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. The Small Biz Whisperer

Moment Masters Small Business Podcast The Small Biz Whisperer, Shakira M. Brown

    • Business
    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

Being there when your customers are ready to buy is the essence of mastering the moment. Get insights to leverage every opportunity to grow your small business with insightful advice and mind blowing interviews led by award-winning PR & Branding Expert Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. The Small Biz Whisperer

    Episode 42 - Now is Your New Next with Randi Levin

    Episode 42 - Now is Your New Next with Randi Levin

    In this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer invites back transitional life strategist Randi Levin for another inspiring mindset conversation. Levin is a nationally recognized transitional life strategist, author, keynote, and reinvention influencer and founder & CEO, Randi Levin Coaching. Her core belief is that we each have the choice and the power to carve out and curate our own legacy based on embracing and understanding our ongoing evolution.
    Leading with today is the #1 most powerful tool you have for successfully and mindfully managing your life! This simple mindset tweak shifts your outlook, defines your energy, and impacts your ability to curate the happiness, success, and legacy you seek in business and in life. Levin says, “Anyone can mindfully use TODAY as a catalyst to balancing and rebalancing their life and connect to what you want and take some action on how to live the life you’ve always wanted.”
    In this episode you will be inspired to look at your life in order to make the right choice to carve out exactly what you want your legacy to be in real time.
    Plus, learn how you can gain even more insight from Randi during Growth & Success Con 2018 FREE Small Business Online Conference September 17-18, 2018. REGISTER FREE: https://growthsuccesscon.eventnut.com/
     
    Work The Small Biz Whisperer to Improve Your Business!
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching with Shakira M. Brown The Small Biz Whisperer: https://www.pradviser.net/private-brand-coaching
    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
     
    Show Notes
    Connect with Randi Levin
    http://randilevincoaching.com 
    Email her at randi@randilevincoaching.com 
    Connect with Randi on Social
    Twitter https://twitter.com/randilevincoach
      
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    • 36 min
    Moment Masters Episode 41 - How To Grow Your Business Faster Episode 41 with Louis Gudem

    Moment Masters Episode 41 - How To Grow Your Business Faster Episode 41 with Louis Gudem

    In this episode of the Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown, a.k.a. “The Small Biz Whisperer” welcomes back marketing expert and now published author Louis Gudema, founder of revenue + associates to the show. Gudema has released a more than 350 page, full color book titled, “Bullseye Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Faster” now available on Amazon https://amzn.to/2zFrV3o . During his chat with The Small Biz Whisperer, Gudema provides a sneak peek of what you will find in his book. He also shares strategy and tactics for effective marketing.
    If you are dying to learn the actionable marketing steps you can implement today with very little money, Louis Gudema has you covered!
    Gudema says,” Many marketers, and non-marketing executives, are so focused on spreading the word about their great offerings that without realizing it they do this in reverse order. They start with programs in the outer circle like social media, content marketing (blogging, videos, speeches, etc.) and display advertising — which usually are among the slowest and most-expensive ways to generate new business — and they miss the great opportunities that are right under their noses. And because they do this backward they all too often have poor initial results and soon give up, saying, “We knew it: marketing doesn’t work for us.”
    Louis Gudema is no novice at marketing strategy. Through his consulting firm helps companies from MIT startups and small businesses to the Fortune 500 increase their revenue by focusing on the fastest, least expensive and most cost-effective programs to get more leads and sales. Louis speaks frequently on marketing and business at regional and national events, and has written for such leading business sites as The Harvard Business Review, MarketingProfs, Chiefmartec, TechTarget, VentureBeat, Content Marketing Institute, and HubSpot. Louis also chats with The Small Biz Whisperer about being an upcoming speaker during Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Small Business Conference where he will share even more marketing insights.
     
    Check out this episode to learn how you can optimize your business marketing strategy affordably AND effectively, plus discover some of the low hanging fruit marketing opportunities you have been missing.
    Show Notes 
    Check out Shakira M. Brown, Louis Gudema and other amazing business experts by registering FREE to WATCH Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual #smallbusiness conference taking place in Sept 17-18 offering an AMAZING opportunity for business leaders LIKE YOU to tap the insights of seasoned experts to move your #business forward. BONUS you are invited to attend ABSOLUTELY Free. Claim your spot at http://growthsuccesscon.com. #GrowCon18
    GET LOUIS' BOOK  
    Buy Louis’ book -- on AMAZON – "Bullseye Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Faster” https://amzn.to/2zFrV3o 
    Learn more Louis Gudema at http://louisgudema.com/
    Check out his consulting firm http://revenueassociates.biz/ 
    Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LouisGudema 
     
    Listen to the Moment Masters Show to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.
     
    Attn: Small Business Owners! Register Free for Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Conference. Register Now:
    http://growthsuccesscon.com 
     
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time
    https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat

    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
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    • 37 min
    Episode 40 - The Man with a 1000 Voices Tony Daniels

    Episode 40 - The Man with a 1000 Voices Tony Daniels

    In this episode of The Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown, a.k.a. “The Small Biz Whisperer” speaks with her friend, voiceover and acting extraordinaire Tony Daniels. Daniels for the greater part of the last 30 years has made a business out of acting both in front of and behind the camera. With beginnings in radio and YES as one of the first television Video Jockeys “VJ” BEFORE MTV, today he is a highly sought after actor who has voiced more than 1,000 characters for commercials, video games, television shows and movies. From Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger to major brand commercials for Ford, GM, Bud Light, BMW and so many more, you have likely heard one of his manyy engaging voices. He also recently acted on HBO’s popular show “High Maintenance” and worked Whoopi Goldberg. Besides being an amazing actor –he is also a great guy who brings a level of congeniality to everything he does which has helped him maneuver through the world of entertainment.
    Check out my very enjoyable conversation with Tony Daniels as he shares stories of MASTERING MOMENTS as well as his wit and insights on how to treat your entertainment abilities as a business and cultivating relationships that can reap long-term rewards (personal and financial). Also find out how we met and became friends.
     
    SHOW NOTES
    Learn more about working with Tony Daniels http://tonydaniels.com/
    Be Entertained by his voices on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tonydanielsvoices
    Follow him on Twitter: @cartoonvoices 
    FOLLOW-UP SHOWNOTES
    Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.
    Attn: Small Business Owners! Register Free for Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Conference. Register Now:
    http://growthsuccesscon.com 
     
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time
    https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat

    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
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    • 54 min
    Episode 39 - William Hung Unlikely American Idol to International Sensation and Back

    Episode 39 - William Hung Unlikely American Idol to International Sensation and Back

    In this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer goes in depth with the “star” one of American Idol’s most infamous auditions. Hung took a leap of faith and stood on line for hours to sing his favorite song “She Bangs” in front of the judges for a chance to make it to Hollywood. He didn’t have the pipes to be invited for the big stage, but his bold and comical audition catapulted him to stardom in a different way.
    Hung, who famously said he had no regrets and tried his best after being panned by snarky Simon Cowell, ultimately turned sour lemons into lemonade. He became and international sensation getting paid to perform in his personal style of singing. He rode the typical 15 minutes of fame wave for FOUR years, but when the calls stopped coming in his star faded.
    Today, Hung is on a path to reinvention and he joined me on the Moment Masters Show with update and advice for anyone who has trouble taking risks.
    In Hung’s words, “If you keep believing in yourself you can become unique, you can become one of a kind and make the impact you are always looking for.”
    Listen to this entertaining and inspiring Moment Masters Show interview with William Hung for a new way of thinking about Hung and perhaps even yourself.
    Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.
     
    Attn: Small Business Owners! Register Free for Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Conference. Register Now:
    http://growthsuccesscon.com 
     
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time
    https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat

    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
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     SHOW NOTES:
    Check out William Hung's website at http://www.willhung.com/
    Email him: william@willhung.net
    Follow Him on Social: 
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/wh532/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wh53
    Instagram: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLQ9CY0bOg4uF3uQmYy-mlg
     
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    - email podcast@momentmasters.com 

    • 41 min
    Episode 38 - Changing Your Ways By Facing Your Faults (Fortune Cookie Episode)

    Episode 38 - Changing Your Ways By Facing Your Faults (Fortune Cookie Episode)

    In this special “Fortune Cookie” episode of the Moment Masters Show Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer tackles the prickly subject of small business owners owning up to their constant dysfunction.
    The theme of the episode is based on a fortune message she discovered in her fortune cookie stating, “Not to alter one’s faults is to be a faulty indeed.”
    The Small Biz Whisperers fortune cookie conjured up thoughts about why many small businesses fail and how often the failure of entrepreneurs to right their faults block their success.
    Shakira shares three stories of small business owners so stuck in their faulty ways that it prevents them from getting the results that they truly desire and desperately need to stay afloat.
    During the episode she unpacks how many business owners make the unofficial definition of insanity said to be “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” all too true.
    This episode clearly highlights how small business leaders struggle because they are ineffective at getting out of their own way and as a result lose an incredible amount of money, profit and opportunity which sometimes leads the businesses to close for good.
    Most importantly, in this episode small business owners LIKE YOU will be able to see how failing to implement a strategy around any aspect of your business will never yield the results you want.
    Shakira Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer tells it like it is, “If you feel like you can do everything you’re wrong. If you feel like you will survive the first three years of your business by doing everything yourself to save money you’re wrong. Everybody needs to invest in their business and hire people who are great at what THEY do. Find a budget to do it.”
    Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.
     
    Attn: Small Business Owners! Register Free for Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Conference.
    Claim your spot now:
                                  http://growthsuccesscon.com 
     
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time
    https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat

    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
    Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes (please leave a review if you like what you hear!)
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    • 51 min
    Episode 37 - Experience IS the Future of Storytelling (FoST FEST 2017 Wrap-Up)

    Episode 37 - Experience IS the Future of Storytelling (FoST FEST 2017 Wrap-Up)

    In this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer is on location at the Future of Storytelling Festival (FoST FEST), which took place October 6-8 2017 at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NY. In it’s debut year, FoST FEST launched as the world’s first immersive storytelling expo open to the public. FoST FEST celebrates the changing nature of the audience from passive consumers of media to active participants in our stories. It featured a broad range of interactive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and participatory activities including immersive theatre and live action role playing games. 
    The Small Biz Whisperer interviewed many of the content creators and captured sound from talks and experiences through the festival including: 
    Academy Award-Winning Director, Producer, Writer Steven Soderbergh shares insights about his HBO user interactive project “Mosaic.”
    Alexander Mejia , CEO human interact provides an overview of his company and hes VR/AI game “Starship Commander.” 
    Hooke Audio Founder Anthony Mattana ttalks about his latest invention 3D sound device the Hooke Verse 
    Ryan Moss – Storytelling and Brand Strategy, Cortana Microsoft
    Jocelyn Scheirer (producer), Ken Perlin (executive producer) and Kris Layng (Production Designer) creators of Holojam in Wonderland
    UNLTD CO-Founder and CEO John Hamilton producer of “Suite 1742”
    Tessa Ratuszynska, multimedia artist involved with the creation of the two person, VR experience about intimacy called “In My Shoes.” 
    Andrew Peters, Creative Director - The Brand Experience 
    This is a jammed pack super-sized edition of the Moment Masters Show and by the end of it you will have learned great details about how technology will continue revolutionize how you tell your business story. 
    Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time -https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat
    Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com
    Click here to check out Shakira's Hot List of Business Productivity tools and resources 
    Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper
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    Show Notes
     
    Mosaic – Official Site: http://www.watchmosaic.com
    Check out the trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km_u51OE3VA 
    Starship Commander – Visit Human-interact.com the trailer and sign up for updates. Follow Alexander Mejia on Twitter @alexander_mejia  
    Hooke Audio - Check them out on all major social via @HookeAudio
    Learn more and buy one at https://hookeaudio.com
    Microsoft – Learn more about the future of artificial intelligence visit Microsoft.ai and learn more about Hololens mixed reality technology at Microsoft.com/hololens 

     
    Holojam in Wonderland - Find out more info email the team at: Holojamwonderland@gmail.com. Check out the VR experience info -- http://frl.nyu.edu/wonderland/ 
    (pictured - Kris Layng - creative director)
     
    In My Shoes --- JaneGauntlett.com/in-my-shoes-intimacy 
    UNLTD - Suite 1742 (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Virtual Bed-in-for-Peace Experience) – Check out the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hKl-_iIthc&feature=youtu.be
    Notes and Keys - Learn more http://www.columbia.edu/cu/notesandkeys/
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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Practical advice for entrepreneurs

I like the strategies I learned from these podcasts. They are realistic and easy to implement. It takes effort. Consistent effort. Great example is prospecting and email marketing. Also, learning to have the right mindset is critical as well.

Newtonian54 ,

Actionable insights

This is a terrific podcast. Shakira provides a wealth of actionable tips for small business people. I loved her interview with Gloria Cirulli, who explained so well why the heart of sales is not pitching, it's listening.

Lindsey Russo ,

Great show!

Love this show! Greta inisghts and perspective!

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