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The InspireFirst Podcast teaches the art and science of good writing. It is a podcast for writers and publishers by writers and publishers. Host Chris Craft gives insider insight and interviews experts in writing and publishing. Check us out at InspireFirst.com.

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The InspireFirst Podcast teaches the art and science of good writing. It is a podcast for writers and publishers by writers and publishers. Host Chris Craft gives insider insight and interviews experts in writing and publishing. Check us out at InspireFirst.com.

    Uri Bram on Starting Newsletters, Monetization, and…Ghosts?

    Uri Bram on Starting Newsletters, Monetization, and…Ghosts?

    For episode 11, we are joined by newsletter publisher of The Browser and The Listener, Uri Bram. He and Chris discuss his newsletters, The Browser and The Listener, his authored books, and the newsletter platform, Ghost.















    More About Uri Bram















    Uri Bram is the publisher of The Browser and The Listener, the world’s favorite curation newsletters. He’s also an accomplished author. And today, he’s our guest on the InspireFirst Podcast.







    Book Recommendations







    * The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt* Living Life Backward by David Gibson







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    • 36 min
    Gresham Harkless Discusses Entrepreneurship and the Qualities of a CEO

    Gresham Harkless Discusses Entrepreneurship and the Qualities of a CEO

    We hit a milestone! It’s episode 10 everybody! On our tenth episode, we chat with the founder of CBNation Gresham Harkless. We talked about his successful entrepreneurship and creating in the media business. Also, we talked about what actions it takes to be a CEO.















    More About Gresham Harkless















    Gresham Harkless‘s CBNation is powered by Blue 16 Media, a digital marketing agency based in Virginia. Gresham is the author of I AM COLORING, a coloring book for his guests on the I AM CEO podcast and entrepreneurs in general.







    Book Recommendations







    * Blue Ocean Strategy written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey* Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert Kiyoski







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    Jay Baer on Digital Agencies, Entrepreneurship, and COVID-19’s Impact on Business

    Jay Baer on Digital Agencies, Entrepreneurship, and COVID-19’s Impact on Business

    Our ninth episode features none other than entrepreneur, writer, consultant, podcaster, and public speaker, Jay Baer. We talked about his successful writing and speaking career, customer experience, and the future of content and digital marketing agencies. Also, we spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted business priorities and customer relations.















    More About Jay Baer















    Jay Baer has spent 25 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 34 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides word of mouth, digital marketing, and customer experience advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands. Baer is also the host of the podcast, Social Pros alongside his friend Adam Brown.







    Podcast Recommendations







    * Planet Money by NPR







    * Freakonomics







    * How I Built This by NPR







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    • 36 min
    Talking Professional Blogging and the Niche Blogging Business with Marty McLeod

    Talking Professional Blogging and the Niche Blogging Business with Marty McLeod

    For episode 8 of the InspireFirst Podcast, we have Marty McLeod. We talked about professional blogging and keyword research. We also talk about how maintaining a positive mindset can keep you focused on the construction of your work.















    More About Marty McLeod















    Marty Mcleod is an all-around blogging genius and a digital entrepreneur. He site-builds and knows a ton about content marketing and affiliate marketing.







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    • 48 min
    Twitter Chats, Content Marketing, and Cooking Gluten-Free with Erika Heald

    Twitter Chats, Content Marketing, and Cooking Gluten-Free with Erika Heald

    In episode 7 of our show, we’re joined by Erika Heald. We talked about content marketing, her gluten-free cooking blog, and we talked about the community at #ContentChat on Twitter. She is a ghostwriter and consultant who focuses on helping organizations drive customer loyalty.















    More About Erika Heald















    Erika Heald is a content marketing consultant who focuses on helping organizations define and document a content marketing strategy that drives lead generation and customer loyalty. Erika is also the host of the weekly #ContentChat Twitter chat on Mondays at 12 noon Pacific.







    Erika’s Book Recommendations







    * The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance by Steven Rogleberg* The Messenger is the Message: How to Mobilize Customers and Unleash the Power of Advocate Marketing by Mark Organ







    Content Marketing World Tickets Promo Codes– HEALD100 or JANN100







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    Interview Transcription







    This interview was transcribed via AI, so it may not be 100% accurate.















    Speaker 1: (00:01)You’re now listening to the Inspirefirst podcast, where we discuss the art and science of good writing. Our mission is to inspire you to succeed with your writing and publishing goals through in-depth interviews and expert insights. Get ready to grow as an author blogger and marketer with our host, whose content has reached millions of readers worldwide. Chris Craft, 







    Chris Craft: (00:23)What’s going on finding people is Chris Craft the host of the Inspirefirst podcast. I’m happy to join you today. I’m also happy to be joined by Erika Heald. Um, who’s an excellent content marketer and content writer in Sacramento, California. Uh, we talk a lot about content marketing, her love for gluten-free cooking. Um, also we talk about Twitter chats and a whole lot more. If you enjoy today’s show, please rate us five stars and give us a great review wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And also check us out online at inspirefirst.com. Now on to today’s show. Erika Heald is a content marketing expert and executive ghost writer. As a consultant. She focuses on helping organizations define and document a content marketing strategy that drives lead generation and customer loyalty. Erica is also the host of the weekly content check Twitter chat on Mondays at 12 noon. Pacific. Welcome to the show, Erica, how are you? I’m doing 

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    The World of Creative Copywriting with Daniel Lamb

    The World of Creative Copywriting with Daniel Lamb

    Episode 6 – We had the pleasure of being joined on the InspireFirst Podcast by copywriter and web designer, Daniel Lamb. We talked about a variety of subjects from balancing his copywriting and marketing life to his company Holland Creative. Lamb also talked about his personal upbringing, music aspirations, and his ‘love for pizza’.















    More About Daniel Lamb















    Daniel Lamb is a copywriter, web designer, and web developer all in one person! He is the founder of Holland Creative, a copywriting and design strategy company here in Atlanta.







    Download Daniel’s content planning resource–exclusively for InspireFirst Podcast listeners!







    Daniel Lamb Recommendations







    Podcast: Copywriter Club PodcastMusic: Christopher O’ReilyBooks: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz & Atomic Habits by James Clear







    While I’m working I like to listen to instrumental music, because it helps me focus. I don’t get distracted by the lyrics and it helps me keep my energy levels in the right place.Daniel Lamb







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    Interview Transcription







    This interview was transcribed via AI, so it may not be 100% accurate.







    Speaker 1: (00:01)Now listening to InspireFirst podcast, where we discuss the art and science of good writing. Our mission is to inspire you to succeed within your writing and publishing goals through in-depth interviews, and expert insights. Get ready to grow as an author, blogger, and marketer with our host, whose content is reaching millions of readers worldwide. Chris Craft.







    Chris Craft: (00:23)Hey, Hey, what’s going on friends. Welcome to episode six of the InspireFirst Podcast. I’m elated to be joined by my friend, Daniel Lamb of Holland Creative. He’s a copywriter, a web designer, and a web developer. He does it all. And we talk a lot about productivity, his creative process, and how he was inspired to write. If you enjoyed today’s show, rate us five stars and give us a good review wherever you’re listening to this podcast and check us out online at inspirefirst.com.

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