26 episodes

Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Brandon Steiner

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Brandon Steiner

    Brandon Steiner is an author, speaker and media personality who founded Steiner Sports, a sports marketing and memorabilia company, in 1987 and grew it into a $50 million empire and the most successful sports memorabilia company of its kind. He has worked with some of the biggest athletes and brands in the world, and also is widely known for having bought the old Yankee Stadium.
    Today, Brandon speaks worldwide to audiences primarily on the topic of how to grow your business by differentiating yourself from your competitors through building relationships, motivating your team, increasing productivity, and anticipating your customers’ needs. He is also the founder and CEO of CollectibleXchange and The Steiner Agency.
    Timestamps:1:04: Introduction
    2:53: Brandon discusses the impact that growing up poor had on his life.
    11:32: Nick and Brandon talk about what it means to provide value to your customers.
    15:12: Brandon reflects on his time spent as the manager of the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC.
    16:58: Brandon discusses how he began incorporating sports into his work.
    18:44: Brandon talks about how and why he launched his company Steiner Sports.
    22:17: Brandon talks about how he got his start with sports memorabilia.
    24:16: Brandon reflects on his partnership with the Yankees baseball organization.
    28:37: Learn about what Brandon is doing now with the Steiner Agency and Collectible Xchange.
    30:22: Brandon talks about some of the most memorable collectible items he has come across.
    34:51: Learn more about Brandon's latest book, "Living On Purpose"
    38:31: Brandon recalls some of his favorite lessons learned from working with great athletes.
    40:52: Outro
    Resources:https://collectiblexchange.com/ (https://collectiblexchange.com/)
    https://www.brandonsteiner.com (brandonsteiner.com)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 41 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. John Ruhlin

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. John Ruhlin

    John Ruhlin is the founder of the Ruhlin Group, a gift strategy and logistics company that helps their clients send world-class gifts that stand out, increase referrals, and strengthen retention with their clients, employees and prospects. It all started when John began applying the principles of generosity at Cutco and started making the largest deals out of all of their 1.5 million reps and distributors. Suddenly he wasn’t just selling knives, people were asking him to speak on stage and teach their sales and marketing teams. John took those principles of giving that made him so successful at Cutco and used them to build the Ruhlin Group and write his own book, Giftology. In this episode, John discusses the path that led him to where he is now and how to put the methods of generosity that he lays out in Giftology to work for you.

    Timestamps:0:47: Introduction
    3:21: John and Nick discuss their upbringing and the driving factors for becoming an entrepreneur
    11:06: John talks about his experience with Cutco and how it has helped him as an entrepreneur
    14:59: John talks about learning to work through the hard things to reach success
    18:04: John recounts a pivotal moment in his career and a lesson in giving
    27:34: John and Nick discuss the importance of giving without expectations in business
    31:23: John and Nick talk about practical luxuries and buying top-of-class no matter what your budget is
    37:42: John discusses the connection in his book between the bible and giving
    42:50: Why it's hard to ask employees to provide a first-class experience if they've never had one themselves and John's solution to this problem
    48:46: John explains how to begin to use his methods laid out in his book "Giftology"
    Resources:https://johnruhlin.com/ (https://johnruhlin.com/)
    https://twitter.com/ruhlin (John on Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 54 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Kara Goldin

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Kara Goldin

    Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand best known for its flagship product, Hint Water- the number one flavored water in the United States. In building Hint, Inc into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time, Kara has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, and the Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara is also the author of ‘Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters’ which recently made the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list and is part autobiography, part business memoir and includes many insights on self-development. In this episode, we'll be talking about her career, book, and some tips to a healthier, better you!
    Timestamps:1:07: Kara explains the beginnings of her career
    5:59: Nick shares an unconventional trick that he's used to get the attention of successful people in the past
    8:10: Kara discusses taking initiative to get the job you want
    20:48: Kara talks about how she overcame feeling overworked and overstressed
    27:50: Kara shares how she created a business opportunity out of a healthy lifestyle change
    38:30: Kara and Nick elaborate on the quote "Don't be afraid to build the plane while you're flying it.
    Resources:https://www.karagoldin.com (karagoldin.com)
    https://www.twitter.com/karagoldin (Kara On Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 46 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Marcus Sheridan

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Marcus Sheridan

    Marcus Sheridan is the guest on this episode of "Now to Next." He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his powerful transformational business approach and his best-selling book, They Ask, You Answer (which happens to be one of the most impactful books I personally read this year). So naturally, we dive into some of the things Marcus discusses in his book, but we also get into topics like the blurred line between sales and marketing in businesses today, the 5 fundamental subjects people research before they engage with a company, and how content consumption affects sales. Marcus has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and has appeared on Forbes’ top 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” list, so I’d highly advise tuning in to this episode for some fascinating and insightful business advice.

    Timestamps:2:14: Marcus's background
    8:19: Why businesses should be transparent with cost and price
    13:05: How to justify premium pricing
    17:25: The line between sales and marketing is blurred
    23:44: Marcus's answer to "If you weren't in business, who would you recommend I hire?"
    29:18: How content consumption affects sales
    39:20: Marcus discusses "Best in class"
    46:48: Every company is a media company
    50:47: Where to begin with talking points and content
    55:17: Learn more about Marcus
    Resources:https://www.marcussheridan.com (marcussheridan.com)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcussheridan (Marcus on LinkedIn)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 56 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney

    Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor organization, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional… just to name a few things, and he's this episode's "Now to Next" guest. We talk what it takes to become a fighter pilot and the major life lessons it has taught Dan. We'd also be remiss if we didn't talk about the story of the Folds of Honor non-profit organization, what prompted Dan Rooney to create it and how it's grown (and still growing) to help so many military families. Lastly, we dive into Dan's new book, Fly Into the Wind! He shares some of the "life storms" that inspired the book as well as some of the acronyms like "CAVU" and "LOE" that have become his personal code of living. Humble and heartfelt, Dan is an amazing person and someone I've been lucky enough to call a friend, and you'll want to check this episode out!
    Timestamps:1:10: A short bio of Dan's life
    2:02: Pro golf and being a fighter pilot
    8:01: Dan's two most important life lessons
    11:41: Dan discusses the importance of his faith
    15:19: The story behind "Folds of Honor"
    23:38: "Flying Into the Wind"
    28:56: Dan's experience learning from his mistakes
    31:26: Where and how to get Dan's book "Fly Into the Wind"
    32:04: Dan explains the acronym CAVU
    33:46: Dan's "Lines of Effort"
    34:48: Volition
    38:56: Eliminating Parasitic Decay
    42:31: Service Before Self
    50:44: Faith Forward
    53:37: Go Before You're Ready
    Resources:https://www.danrooney.com (danrooney.com)
    https://www.foldsofhonor.org/ (Folds of Honor)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 58 min
    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joey Coleman

    Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joey Coleman

    Joey Coleman is the founder and “Chief Experience Composer” of Design Symphony, a customer experience branding firm, a renowned speaker, and the author of the best-selling book “Never Lose A Customer Again.” Joey has over 20 years of experience and a lot of hands-on knowledge due to an insane career path —his words. On today’s Now to Next episode, Joey shares his insights on his “First 100 Days® Methodology” in regards to keeping customers, the 8 phases of the customer experience, the eclectic career path that led to where he is today...and even some tips on the best time of day to use a four-wheeler to tow your brother (who is, of course, attached to a hang glider). This is one you won’t want to miss.
    Timestamps:2:22: Joey discusses his background
    8:52: Creativity In Business
    13:23: Joey's "Creativity In Business" course
    19:30: Customer acquisition vs. customer retention
    22:39: Joey's method, "The First 100 Days"
    25:33: Why all business exchanges are, at their core, "Human to Human"
    30:27: Customer experience vs. customer service
    33:20: 8 Phases of the Customer Experience
    33:45: Phase 1 - Assess
    45:37: Phase 2 - Admit
    46:50: Phase 3 - Affirm
    50:51: Phase 4 - Activate
    53:24: Phase 5 - Acclimate
    54:40: Phase 6 - Accomplish
    55:29: Phase 7 - Adopt
    55:40: Phase 8 - Advocate
    Resources:https://www.joeycoleman.com (joeycoleman.com)
    https://www.amazon.com/Never-Lose-Customer-Again-Lifelong-ebook/dp/B074LT3LT5 (Never Lose A Customer Again)
    https://twitter.com/thejoeycoleman?lang=en (Joey On Twitter)
    Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook)
    http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MTM Wisconsin ,

Exceptional Conversations

Nick is a remarkable story teller. He makes his guests feel extremely comfortable and engages them in deeply personal conversations that mine the real value of their experiences. Every listener benefits as a result.

Crabman1234 ,

Nick is a very rare special find

Nick has innovated the way upcoming thought leaders and soon to be celebrities learn the art and science of branding and marketing.

Meeting Nick changed my life forever and it will change the lives of many others.

The impact he has is far beyond his own reach as he has mastered the art of duplicating himself and his skills in his students/clients. I am forever grateful the impact he has had on my life so far and that he has given me the platform to impact the lives of many others.

stevenlblue ,

Hits it out of the park again!

I’m always prepared to be delighted in anything Nick does and this podcast doesn’t disappoint!

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