Cool Tool Review #2: How to Move Beyond Business Cards and get to deeply connect with your Clients and Prospects.

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Welcome the second episode of Cool Tool Review. I am excited because I got T.A. McCann; CEO of Gist to come on the show and demonstrate to us how his online tool will enable entrepreneurs to move beyond simply piling up business cards of contacts to actually establishing more meaningful relationships with their clients and prospects. We are now in an age where people are continuously engaging online via blogs, social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and so on; this has created an environment for you to get a lot more insight into the minds of your clients and prospects so that you can meet them at their point of need. Hence, you can become a resource to them, even before becoming their vendor.

With a cloud-based tool like Gist you are able to see what your contacts are saying online on various websites and this gives you the upper hand to really wow them and build a community. I personally use the tool myself (it’s installed on my iPhone4) and I felt the need to share this tool with you, hence, I reached out to T.A. and he kindly came on the show to give us a demo of how to use Gist (as well as a much better explanation of its uses than I have previously mentioned – LOL)  and also share his insights on why being able to deeply listen, engage and communicate with your network of contacts online on the same websites they regularly use will eventually leaded to increased profits as a direct result of increased brand loyalty; check out the interview to find out how!

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Interview: TJ Walker on how to give a speech or presentation that your audience will remember and thank you for

Posted by Owen McGab Enaohwo

Statistics say people fear public speaking more than death itself; though this is a mind boggling stat, as a small business owner you are responsible for getting the word out on what exactly your business is all about. You might not be able to afford to hire a full scale PR company to help with your marketing campaign hence you have to get past this F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) of speaking and get to work telling the world how awesome your business truly is. Hence there is a need to be able to effectively give a presentation to an audience that leaves them excited and thanking you afterward because your speech is something that they will remember and cause them to take some action in your favor. This is why I got TJ Walker; a speaking expert, media trainer CEO of Media Training Worldwide to come on the show and help you cure your fear of public speaking as well as to teach each of us how to make great presentations.


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Cool Tool Review: How to use online scheduling tools to set up meetings and why Tungle.Me makes it so easy.

Posted by Owen McGab Enaohwo

Every so often I come across a cloud-based (online) tool that does something remarkable and from now on my plan is to test it out to see if it’s something that I will use and also recommend to my blog audience, hence the reason for my new blog series called “Cool Tool Review”.

The first tool in the series is Tungle.Me; a free tool that enables users to easily schedule meetings via a widget. You can simply install the widget on your website by placing a few lines of codes on the particular page you want the widget to be on; for instance your “Contact Us” and once the user clicks on the link the widget shows them all your available meeting times slots and they get to choose a time that is convenient for the both of you.


I reached out to Marc Gingras the CEO of Tungle.Me and he kindly came on the show to give us a demo of how to use Tungle.Me and also share his insight on how the Calendar as we all know it is evolving; check out the interview to find out how!


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Interview: Chuck Blakeman on How to build a profitable business that will run without you in 3 to 5 years

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Success leaves clues behind and as a result of trying to build HYVA into a successful outsourcing company, I am on a mission to learn how other successful entrepreneurs got to where they are at and so I actively seek people who I think have a story that my audience and I can learn from. Today’s guest is Chuck Blakeman from the Crankset Group; a company that helps small businesses grow and mature. In an email I received from Chuck, he said that the need to make money is killing a lot of businesses and that struck me as a statement that I needed to get him to clarify, hence this interview.

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Interview: Stephen Silver on How to successfully raise funds from Venture Capitalists (VCs) for your small business

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At a certain stage in your business, you are going to have to raise capital. It might be the case that you need to get funded now or you are working on an idea that you know you will not be able to get off the ground except you are able to secure the necessary investors to buy into your plans. To cut a long story short, sooner or later as an entrepreneur, you will need money to get stuff done hence you will have to roll up your sleeves and get to work raising capital.

This is the reason I invited Stephen Silver to come on my show to share his insights on the topic. He is an expert in raising venture capital for small business owners and also the founder of MAVN Funding Advisors; a company that brings clarity to entrepreneurs by guiding startups through the treacherous waters of the venture space.




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