Business Brain Food

Are good manners in business important or old fashioned? with Patsy Rowe

Statistics show that people are no longer saying: please, thank you, and other terms that express good manners and signs of respect. There is a lack of wanting to be more polite. People don’t have the manners they once had. With the hustle and bustle of daily life and use of social media, emails, and other electronic methods of communication, are good manners in business important or old fashioned?

Patsy Rowe, an author, keynote speaker and expert on business etiquette, believes good manners will never be old fashioned – especially in business! She discusses how to behave in public, how to introduce yourself, how to address people, and other valuable information. We are judged on how we look, how we speak, and how we behave. Therefore, it is important that our manners are good. Knowing basic skills can lead to success. Rowe’s tips will help lift up your standards in business etiquette and help you gain more business!

In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** Business etiquette tips

** The importance of interpersonal and communication skills in business

** How to make a good first impression

** The impact of the electronic world in business communication

** How employees are judged based on their manners

** How business etiquette differs across cultures

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** Visit Etiquette.com.au

** Etiquette's boot camp for blokes

** Time poor Australians abandoning good manners

Make sure to use good manners in the business world!

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Until next time, have a profitable day.

Cheers, Ben Fewtrell

Direct download: BBF033_Business_Etiquitte_Patsy_Rowe.mp3
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How to Create Leads with Content Marketing

Learn how to consistently create good content that drives leads into your Web site with Liza Choa. Productive content makes you money!

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Tim Washer, Senior Marketing Manager of Social Media at Cisco, shares his view on content marketing and the importance of using humour to engage people who interact with your brand. When you entertain people, your business amplifies its message and products. Connect with people through stories, and then they will share your stories with others – that’s a win for your business!

Content Maximiser founder Liza Choa discusses how to implement content marketing in business to generate leads and build authority relationships. You need to differentiate your business from others. Choa uses a 90-day planning, which involves developing content for 90 days in just one day to one week. Then you do not become overwhelmed trying to generate content. Her planning process includes using themes and referencing existing content that links back to her Web site.

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In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** The purpose of content marketing (sell products and generate leads)

** How to create a 90-day planning process

** To use content that engages people and builds relationships

** How to use multimedia content (audio, videos, emails, etc)

** To use outsourcing and existing content

** How to be aware of your customers’ needs and requests

** What equipment is needed to create content (lighting, cameras, microphones)

** Why to collect email addresses to build customer databases

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** Content Maximiser

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** BBF:014 - Podcasting with John Lee Dumas

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** RODE Microphones - SmartLav

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Start developing your Content

Take advantage of the resources mentioned in this podcast to develop your own content marketing!

Also, if you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them via social media sites or email the links to family and friends. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that!

Until next time, have a profitable day.

Cheers, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9111 5000

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Web Marketing that Works

Learn how to market your business online! Adam Franklin, co-author of book Web Marketing That Works, discusses how to use the Internet to grow your audience, reputation, credibility, and business.

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Online marketing focuses on efforts that do not take much money, you just need to invest time. For very little cost, you can use blogs, email marketing, and social media to promote your business. However, make sure to offer quality over quantity when it comes to content. You can create a piece of content and then repurpose it by sharing it across multiple platforms.

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Adam Franklin provides tips on how to come up with fresh content:

** Get ideas from other blogs, articles, etc.

** Always know what your customers need and want.

** Keep a list of your customers’ frequently asked questions (FAQ).

In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** How to build relationships with new and existing customers

** Why to provide different pathways for customers to get to know you and trust you

** Why it is important to create one initial flagship piece of content that can help potential customers (ie checklist, report, eBook)

** The importance of producing exciting and enticing content

** How to use blogs (how often to post items, types of content to post, etc.)

** Why use Email marketing to provide customers with value-added content and offers

** The importance of sharing your content on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites

** How to create content and re-purpose it across other platforms

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** ActionCOACH Referral Partner Program

** Bluewire Media

** Bluewire Media Podcast

** Adam.Franklin@bluewiremedia.com.au

** https://twitter.com/itsadamfranklin

** Bluewire Media Book

** SkyGo

** Business 2 Community

** Lead Pages

** Spotify

** Amazon - Love at First Site eBook

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If you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them via social media sites or email the links to family and friends. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that! Until next time, have a profitable day. Cheers, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9111 5000

Direct download: BBF031_Web_Marketing_That_works.mp3
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How To Do Facebook Marketing with Ben Simkin

There are about 13.2 million Facebook users in Australia. Yet many businesses do not know how to use Facebook marketing to attract new clients, generate sales, and increase return on investment. How can businesses utilize the Facebook platform to get the best possible result? This podcast will tell you exactly what you need to do to effectively use Facebook to build your business.

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Ben Simkin, who spends $3 million on Facebook marketing in Australia, discusses how to market your business on Facebook to earn profits. As a Facebook marketing pioneer, he started using Facebook marketing in 2007 and discovered that he had to spend money on trying different techniques to determine what works best. Most importantly, he realized that knowing your target audience is the difference between making a profit and losing your money. Ben Simkin explains why businesses need a Facebook page, and what businesses need to do to make their Facebook page a success! Subscribe on iTunes In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** Why businesses should have a Facebook page

** Why businesses should use Facebook marketing

** How many and how often posts should be made

** What kind of content and images should be included in posts

** What techniques are most effective

** How to use feedback and statistical tools

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** Listen to the Marketing Hot Seat Podcast with Ben Simkin

** Visit the Business Net website

** Follow Benjamin Simkin on Facebook

** Follow Jab Jab Jab Right Hook on Twitter

** Start Advertising on Facebook now

** The Asana CRM

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If you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Use the power and influence of social media. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that! Until next time, have a profitable day. Kind regards, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9111 5000

Direct download: BBF030_How_To_Do_Facebook_Marketing_Ben_Simkin.mp3
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Anthony Turner from Business Success Radio interview Ben Fewtrell on Business Coaching

In this episode of business brain food for a change I am on the other side of the microphone and getting interviewed by Anthony Turner from the business success radio show. Anthony asked to interview me about Business coaching and why somebody would want to work with business coach.

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It was great to have the discussion about some of the preconceived ideas you may have about business coaching, In this interview I'd explain how business coaching can apply to anybody in any business and into many of the frequently asked questions business owners ask about engaging a business coach in their business.

I know for some of you I'm preaching to the converted as you already are working with one of my team and getting great results on your business coaching Journey, however, if you're a regular listener and you're not working with a business coach that maybe now is the time for you to take the opportunity to have a complimentary business assessment with one of my team.

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In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** What to look for when hiring a business coach

** What you should expect when working with a business coach

** Why you shouldn't hire an industry specific business coach

** The benefits of having more than one coach

** How having a business coach Will save you money and time

** What a business coaching program should include

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** businesssuccessradio.com.au

** Twitter @bfewtrell

** Learn more about Business Coaching

** How to pick the right Business Coach

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Tune into Business Success Radio

If you are listening to this podcast on a regular basis then you are also going to also want to listen into Anthony Turner on Business Success Radio. Anthony Turner interviews lots of fantastic business owners and people in the know about business and you are bound to pick up many great pieces of advice that you can apply to your own business.

Give Business Coaching a go

If after listening to episode 29 of our Business Brain Food Podcast and you are seriously considering getting a business coach - then get in touch with ActionCOACH Corporate Australia today. We offer the opportunity to partake in a complimentary 90 minute Business Coaching Session so that you can see if business coaching is right for you and we can see if you are ready to be coached.

Thanks for listening and until next time, have a profitable day!

Kind regards, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9111 5081

Direct download: BBF029_Anthony_Turner_interviews_Ben_Fewtrell.mp3
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The Great Fragmentation with Steve Sammartino

In this episode of the business of brain food podcast I chat with Steve Sammartino about his new book ‘The Great Fragmentation’ and what Steve calls the 200 year shift. As a business owner understanding the shift to the digital age is extremely important if you're going to succeed. We have seen many businesses dwindle and die because they have not adapted to the new way of doing business.

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During this interview you will learn how to cope with this radical shift and we'll discuss some of the 20 big ideas that Steve feels is changing the world we live in. You'll learn why bigger businesses are going to struggle more with the shift in the digital age and how the Internet will change how you do business forever.

No matter what business you're in this is one podcast episode you must listen to, to prepare yourself for the future.

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In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** What outsourcing is and who it's for

** Why business is moving from mass to niche

** Why 3-D printing is going to play such an important part in the future

** That learning should be a part of your day everyday not just something that's nice to do

** Why the future of business is small

** How the Internet will change the way you do business in the future

** What you can do to prepare and at that in the digital age

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** Twitter @sammartino

** stevesammartino.com

** startupblog.wordpress.com

** http://www.superawesomemicroproject.com

** http://beersblokesbusiness.com

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Until next time, have a profitable day.

Cheers, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9811 5000

 

Direct download: BBF028_Steve_Sammartino.mp3
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Starting your Own Business with Rieva Lesonsky

In this episode of business brain food I talk with Rieva Lesonsky, author of the bestselling book Start Your Own Business and the former Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine, Rieva has been meeting with, consulting to and speaking to America’s small business owners for more than 30 years. She’s got an inside perspective on what entrepreneurs want and how to help them grow successful businesses.

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Even if you’re in business already, there are several gems that Rieva shares during this interview that will help you take your business to the next level. If you haven't started your business yet, this is one episode you definitely do not want to miss!

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In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn;

** What Facebook and Bunnings have in common

** How to come up with a business name, and change your name if you got it wrong the first time!

** Why you need to take time away from the day to day running of your business

** The keys to starting your own business

** What needs to be in your business plan

** Why identifying frustrations will help you build a successful business

** Why being passionate about something is not a good reason to start a business

** The Secret to finding the idea to start a business

** Why you don’t have to be number 1 in the market

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** www.flyingsolo.com.au

** www.business.gov.au

** www.smallbizdaily.com

** Rieva Lesonsky has several books on Amazon

** Connect with Rieva Lesonsky on linkedIn

** twitter Rieva Lesonsky @Rieva

** Email Rieva Lesonsky

Additional Resources:

** BBF:024 Seven Keys to Business Success with Ben Fewtrell

** 5 Tips for choosing a Business Name

** Our top 4 tips to starting a business

** 4 Steps on how to create an effective business plan

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Remember to go and find out more about Rieva Lesonsky and until next time, have a profitable day!

Cheers, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9811 5000

 

Direct download: BBF027_Rieva_Lesonsky_Start_Your_Own_Business.mp3
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Make more Money with Effective Time Management with Ben Fewtrell

Managing time is actually impossible, You cannot stop the clock and you cannot add more hours to your day, instead of trying to manage time you need to put the effort into self-management.

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A wise man once told me you can spend all your money then you could make more but if you spend all your time it is gone for ever. The key to being successful and increasing the amount of money you make in your business is to ensure you're investing your time in the areas that are going to give you the best return on your investment.

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But unfortunately, in this digital age there are so many distractions competing for your attention it is easy to get caught up in things that don't help you achieve your goals. In this podcast episode I am going to share with you some of the key things that have enabled me to build a multimillion dollar business whilst keeping my working hours at a minimum

In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

** How to combat the common business owner disease; no-onecandoitasgoodasmeitis

** How much time you should spend working on your business

** How to manage Time sucking distractions like e-mails and social media

** The best way to work out what to delegate or outsource

** How to adjust your mindset to become a time saving entrepreneur

** Where you should invest your time for the best return

** Three Time saving tips to make you more efficient than you ever thought possible

Resources mentioned in this episode:

** Join Ben Fewtrell at his Business Fast Track Seminar

** Visit the Time Trade Website

** Visit the Wunderlist website

** Visit the Audible website

** Visit the Chris Ducker website

** Visit the Virtual Freedom website

** Visit the Fiverr website

** Visit the Elance website

** Visit the 99 Designs website

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Do you have a question for Ben?

Do you have a burning business, sales or marketing question that you would like to ask Ben Fewtrell? Well here is you chance. Simply click on the tab to the right that says, 'Record you Question' or enter you question into the comments section blow. Your question will then be answered by Ben on a future episode of the Business Brain Food Podcast and you will also receive a free copy of Brad Sugars latest book, Buying Customers. It's a win win!

Until next time, have a profitable day!

Cheers, Ben Fewtrell (02) 9111 5000

 

Direct download: BBF025_Time_Management.mp3
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Seven Keys to Business Success with Ben Fewtrell

Succeeding in business takes more than just hard work, In this episode I will talk about the Seven Keys to succeeding in your business. After working with hundreds of different businesses in all types of industries there are certain things that are common between every successful business.

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I will talk about everything from the basic fundamentals of knowing your numbers, building a solid foundation, the importance of sales and marketing, why having a vision is so important and much much more.

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In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:

  • What are the basics you need to have in place to build your business
  • What Systems do you need in your business for efficiency
  • What key performance indicators you should use to monitor the performance of your business
  • Why you need to know how to recruit lead and manage a team
  • How to manage your time better

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