Today we are going to be talking about five things that you can do that are going to create more customers when you present. A lot of people make a lot of presentations and they get a lot of clapping and applause but it doesn’t create customers. There are a few simple shifts that you can make when you present that will create those decision-making actions from your audience.
Today we have Nilima Achwal on the podcast. She is the founder of the Female Founders Lab. This is a startup accelerator that helps female and male founders access what she calls a “goddess energy.” This energy is essential when navigating the complex and challenging world of getting funding as a startup. She has a tremendous amount of international experience in this world and now works with many leading founders in acquiring the funding they need to carry their vision to the masses.
We are going to be talking about some of the key ingredients needed to acquire that funding and enroll venture capitalists into your startup. This is an excellent episode even if you have never had a start-up before, or never had a startup before. Having this level of vision can be very powerful and have a dramatic impact on the results you experience in your business and in your life. This is a very useful episode for everyone so that we can learn from startup founders on the cutting edge right now.
Today we have Reed Davis on the podcast. Reed is the founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist Association, a rapidly growing powerful certification program for health experts and aspiring health experts. We are going to learn about his vision for that today and how he works with health experts as well as why Reed surrounds himself with experts and leaders in many different areas in his business.
One part, in particular, is we are going to talk about how we worked together to improve his presentation, create content quickly, and the transformation that he experienced over six months of working with me in his business, presentation, and in the results, he is getting when he speaks. I am really excited and really proud to share the work we have been doing over the last half-year and how he is taking what we have established together to really make an impact in the world.
Today we are going to be talking about mentors and DEmentors. Mentors are great but there is only so much they can do for us in our lives. They do point us in very good directions. They can teach us very valuable lessons and skills but many of us have an overly romanticized view of what a mentor is and the role that they provide in our lives. We want them to teach us, spend a lot of time guiding us, and validate us on the progress we are making.
When we see somebody with a skill or ability to teach us, we think they are going to fill all of those gaps we felt growing up. Oftentimes a mentor won’t fill all of those things and on top of that, they are usually expensive. They are very valuable and worth it and I highly recommend it and do it all the time but it is expensive or they require you to work hard for them as an apprentice. Oftentimes we are so focused on seeking out mentors like this that we ignore a potential and abundant source of learning in our life that you can look toward and in many areas of our lives we can find anti-mentors or DEmentors.
Today we are looking at 2021. What a year it has been for all of us across the world and what a year it has been for me. I want to acknowledge many of the challenges and uncertainties that many of us have been facing globally. It has certainly been one of the most unique years in my lifetime in terms of what I have seen happening in the world around me. Fortunately for me at this time, I have been able to continue to grow, develop, and continue to adapt. I hope that this trend accelerates and I hope we all as a planet can come closer together and be better off as a whole as we move through these challenging times.
Today I want to share some of my biggest wins over this last year. I want to celebrate and share some of the lessons I have learned and where I have learned those. I am also excited to share some of the things I have in store for next year.
Today we are going to be diving into some stories from my musical past. As some of you may know and have heard, I credit a lot of the first steps of me being successful as a storyteller and working from the stage to my time as a musician. I have a lot of different funny stories. I never became a super famous rock star but I definitely have a couple behind the music stories that I am really excited to share today. To really do these stories justice I wanted to bring on a friend and fellow musician, DJ Sammy Taggett from the Evolved Performer and the Evolved Podcast. He is taking the role of interviewee on today’s episode.