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The Solution to Boring Networking Dinners

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Show Notes

This is one of those episodes where an entrepreneur talks about how they launched and grew their thriving business and also explains how they achieved something significant. In this case, Robert Collier talks about how he landed his TEDx Talk.

 

If you’re an entrepreneur you want to maximize every minute of every day and that means multi-tasking when we can. Including our meal times.

I read morning prayer as I eat breakfast and I watch videos while I eat lunch.

They range from faith-centered messages by Melvin Pillay, success-centered messages from Jack Canfield, how-to messages from Pam Hendrickson, MOZ, and others to the many fascinating messages from TED talks.

Maybe somewhere in the back of your mind you’ve thought you’d love to deliver one. You have a big message that the world needs to hear.

And you love the idea of having your message go viral like Brene Brown’s or Mel Robbins or any of the other top TED presenters.

But how do you do that?

Well one way is to start with a TEDx talk.

TED talks of course are those powerful presentations that are 18 minutes or less that educate, inform, and inspire.

TEDx talks are local conferences that are formatted similarly to the big TED conference.

So how do you get to present at one?

Well that’s part of what today’s guest is going to share with us.

Robert James Collier is the founder of Entrepreneur’s Dinner. These are exclusive networking experiences built around the idea that breaking bread with someone is a powerful relationship building experience like few other things.

Rob has built his business entirely by word of mouth often spread by social media.

He’s going to talk a little about his business, how he developed the idea, and the problem with the average networking dinner; but he’s also going to talk about his experience applying for, being selected to deliver, and then presenting a TED talk at TEDx Buffalo.

Listen in as Robert explains:

  • The common need we’ve experienced that inspired him to host his first entrepreneurs’ dinner and what led him to believe this could become a business.
  • What makes your average networking dinner so bad and the key element that can elevate it to something powerful
  • The concept of Psychological Intimacy and how it helps us build strong teams, strong networks, and can lead to strong client relationships as well.
  • How he landed a TEDx Talk.

As always be sure to listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Links and Resources

TED and TEDx talks

Psychological Intimacy — Building Trust Through Skillful Self-Disclosure from HBR

Psychological Safety

Guest Links

Connect with Robert

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Impact and Influence: Tips to embrace and communicate your brand

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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio formats on a variety of platforms including iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on my website Winnie Anderson dot com.

Show Notes

One of the toughest parts of being self employed is actually getting clients, right? Whether we go to mixers, conferences, lunches, dinners, or use video to market ourselves and our services, we’re putting ourselves out there and can feel really exposed when we’re doing all that. And of course that’s because are to a large degree. That’s how humans operate.. we look, listen, and react.

This fact can make us so nervous it can actively hold us back. Or we can embrace it. Develop our voice and point of view, leverage that, and attract the clients that resonate with our message so we’re attracting people who will get the most out of working with us and who we would most enjoy working with.

That’s all easier said than done sometimes.

That’s why I wanted to have Valerie Sokolosky on the show.

Personal branding and leadership presence expert Valerie SokoloskyValerie is a former broadcaster, voice over artist, and professional speaker who moved into a career in corporate training and executive coaching. She’s been running her successful Dallas, TX based firm Valerie and Company for more than 30 years.

Valerie is the author of 8 leadership books and was featured in The Wall Street Journal for having one of the nation’s first executive coaching practices.

As an ICF accredited coach she inspires leaders to develop a strong personal brand that differentiates them in the marketplace and creates greater success for themselves and their organizations.

When the field of executive presence was forming, Valerie was there helping forge the industry. Then when personal branding emerged she was there to merge the two specialities.

Today’s Valerie’s focus is well defined. Guiding leaders and developing high performing teams; increasing business development and creating a culture of superior employee engagement.

So listen in as Valerie shares her journey as well as she explains:

  • What a personal brand is and why it’s as important as ever to uncover, embrace, and communicate yours
  • Why we need outside help in recognizing our greatest gifts as well as seeing our blindspots
  • What’s meant by the concept of executive presence and why it really is important to us in our careers as solo professionals
  • We’ll also share some suggestions for success at mixers and events. These are going to be especially good ideas for my fellow introverts.
  • We’ll also share some suggestions on what not to do and behaviors to avoid. You don’t want to become what Valerie calls a WAM-er.

As always listen all the way to the end where I’ll share you cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Terms That Might Be New to You

Point of View – According to Dictionary.com, it’s “a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpoint”; “an opinion, attitude, or judgement”

Past Episodes That Relate to This One

Jeff Rock, The Power of Your Story

Guest Resources

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Valerie’s author profile page on Amazon where all her books are listed

Connect with Valerie

At her website

On LinkedIn

On Twitter

On YouTube

 

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Sylvia LaFair Discusses the Patterns That Hold Us Back From Success

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In today’s episode, leadership expert Dr. Sylvia LaFair discusses how behavior patterns that kept us safe as children actively hold us back from achieving the success we want.

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Don’t Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success

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