Insight Out : Big Ideas for the Modern Entrepreneur
Insight Out : Big Ideas for the Modern Entrepreneur

Insight Out : Big Ideas for the Modern Entrepreneur

Billy Samoa Saleebey

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Every successful business journey begins with an insight—an idea, a unique approach, or an innovative solution. Insight Out explores these internal revelations and how they’ve been turned outward into actionable strategies, systems, and results. Through intimate conversations with elite business leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs, we unravel the insights that have driven their success and learn how they’ve transformed these insights into extraordinary business outcomes.

Recent Episodes

From Zero to a Million Followers in 30 Days - Brendan Kane
JUN 28, 2024
From Zero to a Million Followers in 30 Days - Brendan Kane
One million followers in 30 days…sounds crazy, right? Not if you’re my guest today. Brendan Kane is a growth hacker for Fortune 500 corporations, brands, and celebrities like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katie Couric to name a few.  He got his start in the entertainment world and elevated to Vice President of Digital for Paramount Pictures. He is now the best-selling author of the book One Million Followers and just released his second book Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World Highlights from our conversation: What a "hook point" is and why it is so valuable to understand how to use them How Taylor Swift turns fans into brand advocates Why the testing is so vital (3 part testing equation) Why we need to focus on pattern interruption in this noisy world Misconceptions from his book  Characteristics of shareable content Facebook as a market research tool  Why we shouldn't ignore emerging markets Working with Katie Couric on over 200 celebrity interviews You can find Brenden: Website: https://brendanjkane.com/ Email: [email protected] Books: One Million Followers and Hook Point Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BrendanJamesKane https://www.instagram.com/brendankane/ linkedin.com/in/brendanjkane Links and Resources 30:20 Contagious: Why Things Catch On Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=23010497) This is an encore episode and was originally published on November 2, 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 MIN
How to Elevate Your Brand Through Influence with Neal Schaffer
JUN 22, 2024
How to Elevate Your Brand Through Influence with Neal Schaffer
We are living in the Age of Influence.  After learning about my guest through fellow podcaster and friend Dan Nestle, I became deeply curious about how and why influence matters in today’s world. Neal Schaffer is the author of Age of Influence and for the last decade has become a globally recognized leader in the social media and digital marketing space. Having written multiple books on social media and networking, Neal is a leading voice. His successful podcast, Maximize Your Social Influence dives into all things social and digital. In this episode, we talk about themes from his latest book that help to illustrate the enormous power of influencer marketing. We learn why word of mouth is still the currency that is most valuable and why social media plays a critical role in inciting it! He shares why being a celebrity is no longer the type of influencer brands need to find customers. He talks about the value of finding a community and how even micro-influencers play a critical role because of their relevance in specific areas.  We even explore how various regions around the world, like China and Japan, are at different places when it comes to embracing influencer marketing. This show, and his book, isn’t about what it takes to be an influencer, but rather provides insights about and embraces the voice of influencers to enhance your brand.  Website: https://nealschaffer.com/ Podcast: Maximize Your Social Influence Podcast with Neal Schaffer Books: The Age of Influence: The Power of Influencers to Elevate Your Brand Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing Windmill Networking Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/NealSchafferPage/ https://www.youtube.com/NealSchaffer https://www.pinterest.com/nealschaffer/_created/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/nealschaffer/ https://twitter.com/nealschaffer https://www.instagram.com/nealschaffer/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=23010497) This is an encore episode and was originally published on January 4, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 MIN
Building Your Reputation as an Authority with Mark Schaefer
JUN 14, 2024
Building Your Reputation as an Authority with Mark Schaefer
Check out this week's episode of Insight Out with my guest Mark Schaefer!  One of my favorite episodes of Insight Out is my conversation with John Espirian. During that interview, he mentioned his mentor was a guy named Mark Schaefer.  Since I respect John so much, I decided to read Mark’s book Known, and invite him on the show. Fortunately for me (and you)…he said yes. This episode is our conversation. Mark is a globally-recognized blogger, speaker, and author of seven best-selling books:  ·        Social Media Explained ·        Return On Influence ·        Born to Blog ·        The Content Code ·        The Tao of Twitter  ·        KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age,  ·        Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins He is the co-host of The Marketing Companion, one of the top 10 marketing podcasts on Apple Podcasts. He is in the Top 10 of the most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world and was listed as one of the Top 10 authorities on Social Selling by Forbes. He is among the world’s most recognized social media authorities and has been a keynote speaker at some of the most prominent conferences in the world.  Needless to say, his work has landed pretty much every noteworthy publication including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, CNN, and The Harvard Business Review.  It is an honor to have Mark on Insight Out, as we explore the themes from his book Known that will help you on your path to becoming an authority in your space through personal branding, content, and an ability to stand out in a noisy world. This was a fascinating conversation and even explores some emerging trends like nostalgia marketing and synthetic influencers that may just blow you away.    Mark's Website: https://businessesgrow.com/ Mark's Podcasts: The Marketing Companion Mark on Social Media: https://twitter.com/markwschaefer https://www.linkedin.com/in/markwschaefer/ https://www.instagram.com/markwschaefer/ https://www.youtube.com/user/MWSchaefer https://www.facebook.com/mark.schaefer3   Mark's Email: [email protected] Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=23010497) This is an encore episode and was originally published on December 28, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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56 MIN
The Success Recipe of the Original Shark from Shark Tank - Kevin Harrington
JUN 7, 2024
The Success Recipe of the Original Shark from Shark Tank - Kevin Harrington
Get ready to dive into the life and mind of the original Shark from "Shark Tank," the man who's sold over 500 products and raked in billions, Kevin Harrington. We're unpacking his journey from the roots of entrepreneurship to the creation of infomercials, alongside strategies to build killer dream teams and sell products that make you say, "I need that in my life.” Meet the legend himself, Kevin Harrington—an American entrepreneur and business executive. He has been a successful entrepreneur for over the last 40 years, with his influence extending globally, inspiring aspiring business minds through impactful books like 'Mentor to Millions.' From the groundbreaking creation of the first-ever 30-minute infomercial to his pivotal role on "Shark Tank," his journey is nothing short of epic. So, get your notepad out, because Kevin's sharing knowledge gems that'll level up your game in the world of business. Tune in, take notes, and let's ride this wave of entrepreneurial wisdom together! In This Episode: Kevin's Early Entrepreneurship and Father's Mentorship - (02:48) Kevin's Discovery of Opportunity - (05:00) Kevin's Expansion into Global Markets - (06:28) From Screen to Success: Kevin's Journey with Iconic Infomercials - (07:32) Kevin's Smooth Transition to "Shark Tank" - (08:04) Taking Action Without a Perfect Plan - (12:00) Pitching Strategies: Tease, Please, Seize - (13:45) Importance of Magical Transformations in Products - (17:18) Identifying Profitable Products - (18:17) Building a Dream Team - (20:00) Where to Learn from Kevin - (21:39) Notable quotes: “Test before you invest” (13:45) - Kevin “Tease them, please them, and then seize them." (14:10) - Kevin  “Surround yourself with experts" (20:54) - Kevin Resources and Links Kevin Harrington LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Websites:  https://starshop.com/ http://www.kevinharrington.tv/ http://globalleadersorg.com/ Books: Mentor to Millions Act Now Key Person of Influence Put a Shark in Your Tank The 100 Best Spare-Time Business Opportunities Today  Podcast: SharkPreneur Insight Out Insight Out Show – Website Insight Out Show - Linkedin Insight Out Show – Patreon This is an encore episode and was originally published on November 25, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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26 MIN
From 70K to 30M: The Dugout Mugs Story with Kris Dehnert
MAY 31, 2024
From 70K to 30M: The Dugout Mugs Story with Kris Dehnert
The dash. That tiny line between the day you enter and the day we depart this life. It’s a tiny line, but make no mistake about it, finding the meaning within it is the most powerful thing you’ll ever do. Today, we spend time with Kris Dehnert, a man who truly understands the value of time and how to get the most out of it. Kris is a self-described grinder and successful serial entrepreneur who began honing his immense business chops at a young age. He’s also a master marketer and communicator who understands which questions to ask to unlock the doors that turn a small idea into a big deal. Kris is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dugout Mugs; an innovative company that sells baseball bat drinking mugs that has taken the sports world by storm. The road Kris has taken to success has not always been easy, but he’s grateful for the lessons he learned along the way. The beauty of his journey is that he has held on to those lessons and now freely shares them with others, looking to unlock the vast potential that lives inside! He’s an entrepreneur, a father, husband, and a true inspiration. If you’re stuck in a rut, trying to cut through the noise and figure out how to get aligned, and make your next move your best one yet, pull up a seat because this episode is for you!   In this episode, you’ll learn the following: · Where the drive to tap into his potential began and the origins of his work ethic. (4:00). · What got you here, won’t take you there. (9:00). · How Kris leverages his superpowers to drive success for him and others. (13:32) · Kris discusses The Warrior Phase of Life. – (18:53). · Going all-in and making the move for Dugout Mugs. (23:07). · The value of knowing your lane and driving in only your lane. – (27:09). · The art of showing up with the intention of being memorable. (34:00). · Why painting the picture of your corporate vison matters. (42:50). · Kris discusses the importance of time and making the most of it. (50:50). ·   The power of operating and living in alignment consistently. (51:53). ·   The illusion of time and money. (54:33). ·   The next BIGG thing for Kris. (57:11). ·   Why focusing on your weaknesses is bad advice. (59:11). ·   Finding and celebrating your win. (1:02:52) Notable Quotes: ·   “In a world that’s packed full of nothing but laziness and excuses right now, it’s the truth. I wasn’t raised that way.” - Kris ·   “You’re kind of born with the entrepreneurial spirit”. – Kris ·   “Down the road isn’t always that far down the road”. – Kris ·   “You need to be important to who’s important.” – Kris ·   Good day with bad people still sucks. A bad day with good people is still fun. And if you have a good day with good people, bro, that’s gold!” – Kris ·   “So many people choose to do the things that make them miserable, and they become resentful.” – Billy ·   “I act because I believe, I belong there.” – Kris ·   “Give direction, not directions.” – Kris ·   “When it’s all said and done the one great equalizer that we all have is time.” - Billy   Resources and Links Insight Out · Insight Out Show – Website · Insight Out Show - Linkedin · Insight Out Show – Patreon   Kris Dehnert ·    Kris Dehnert – Linkedin ·    Dugout Mugs – Website ·    Dugout Mugs - Facebook ·    Dugout Mugs - Instagram This is an encore episode and was originally published on September 08, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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68 MIN