HBN 015 - Will Automation & AI Cause The Demise of Humanity?

October 12, 2017
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On Episode 14 of The Human Business Narrative Podcast I had the opportunity to chat with Bud Torcom from Mazama Media. Automation and AI has been a topic of interest for quite some time. Bud had quite a few thoughts and ideas to share in regards to those. 

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.mazamamedia.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

HBN 014 - Female Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business for Right Reasons, & Innovation

October 5, 2017
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On Episode 14 of The Human Business Narrative Podcast I sat down with Melinda Wittstock. A female entrepreneurship that has been hustling and grinding since the age of 5. Now onto her 4th business venture. Me and her jam about female entrepreneurship and the nuances of remaining relevant and competitive in today's digital world. 

Make sure to swing by http://www.verifeed.com/exclusive for a special limited time promotional offer as well.

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode: 

  • A disruptive approach to business is indeed essential towards building and striving for cohesive brand building.
  • Using social predictive intelligence to better identify with ideal buyer personas and customers. 
  • Entrepreneurship is largely about innovation. 
  • Innovation is essential to longevity and sustainability in business.
  • Women, especially generationally seem to come into entrepreneurship later into life. 
  • Based on studies, men in their 20s and women in their 30s have the same risk factor.
  • VC money should be strongly considered if you are thinking about blowing out and expanding your business. For instance, on an international level. Upfront VC probably isn't the most feasible route and bootstrapping a business should be a more realistic approach.
  • Starting a business should really be a business-driven initiative. 

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.verifeed.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

HBN 013 - Return On Relationship (#RonR) and Humanization of Business

August 1, 2017
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On Episode 013 of The Human Business Narrative podcast I got a chance to sit down with none other than Mr. Ted Rubin. The guy behind the infamous #RonR social media hashtag, Be Good To People trend, and former Seth Godin employee. 

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode: 

  • A network gives you reach but community gives you power.
  • Most B2B commerce is commodotized.
  • R On R is the value perceived through a new relationship and accrued perception over time. It's about people.
  • All business is human-centric but many brands are forgetting this. Brands need to treat consumers/customers as humans rather than numbers and sales.
  • So many marketers and businesses are looking at things from a marketing lens. Stop doing that and focus on the human element and recognition of people.
  • Relationships are like muscle tissue, the more they are engaged the more valuable they become.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.tedrubin.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

HBN 012 - Social Advocacy, AI, AR, VR, Human Experience In Business w/ Stacey De Polo from GoDaddy

July 7, 2017
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On Episode 012 of The Human Business Narrative Podcast I got a chance to jam with Stacey De Polo, a Social Advocacy Manager at GoDady and a Change Evangelist. This episode is literally stuffed with all sorts of golden nuggets. Hear it for yourself!

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode: 

  • Brands need to understand that they are at the mercy of consumers.
  • Forging tribes is critical to business success in today's competitive business world.
  • The consumer has a voice, and a strong one too that allows them to control situations and more or less dictate the outcome.
  • When you have a tribe around your brand it helps forge real connections that are speechless to describe.
  • Nothing will replace the face-to-face connection.
  • Human marketing is in reality the only feasible business approach.
  • Technology and automation does not replace the human experience.
  • AI might be coming for our jobs although it is not deemed as a replacement, yet anyway.
  • Keeping up with the mass content is extremely difficult.
  • Brands that learn how to harness the new technologies coming online and use them in human ways will be the ones who will continue to thrive.
  • More real life human experiences will be integrated within AI and AR.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.staceydepolo.com 
  • http://www.godaddy.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

 

HBN 011 - Facebook Marketing, Human Business, & Digital Experts w/ Dennis Yu

June 24, 2017
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On Episode 011 of The Human Business Narrative I got a chance to jam with globally renowned Facebook Marketing expert Dennis Yu. A guy who is extremely down to Earth and has also traveled over 4 million miles around the globe in his lifetime thus far. 

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode:

 

  • Programs, systems, checks, and balances systems are essential to everything.
  • Even though digital marketing is at a height not many business professionals and particularly young adults are fluent in these methodologies.
  • There is a huge gap in companies of all sizes to be filled. Digital marketing education is essential in ensuring these companies become more knowledgeable and educated on digital marketing.
  • Most people are not fully matched with jobs that meet or exceed their potential. They simply choose a job that his closest to them.
  • There are a lot of people in the digital space that make promises, are earnest, and sell hope. People that are legit are ones that uplift others and validated through others.
  • Everyone is an expert these days even people who have a smartphone and a Facebook account.
  • If you believe in H2H, building up people, then that will help you become a more dominant resource and authority for everyone.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.dennisyu.com 
  • http://www.blitzmetrics.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

 

HBN 010 - Today’s Social Media World & Human Business

June 17, 2017
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On Episode 10 of The Human Business Narrative Podcast I got to chat with Jessika Philips. A top 12 global rising star in social media. Forbes Agency Council member. Founder of Magnet Marketers and The Relationship Marketing System. Also, a President of NOW Marketing Group which she found in 2010 with nothing more than laptop and a vision.

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode:

 

  • In the experience day and age we live in it's important to truly understand the people that you want to do business with.
  • Lead with kindness and idea to help other people succeed.
  • Technology is not replacing human interaction but rather supporting it.
  • Human centricity in business can in part be an internal component within your company by personalizing things.
  • Companies should strive for development of cohesive experiences like Disney. By the year 2020 experience will trump over price in the decision making process.
  • Human business is the wave of the future and creating better human experiences is what companies need to be focusing on.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • http://www.jessikaphilips.com 
  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

 

HBN 009 - Human Marketing & Human Centricity with Bryan Kramer

June 8, 2017
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In Episode 009 I got to jam with the "Zen of Marketing" as labeled by Forbes, Mr. Bryan Kramer. He is also a TEDtalk Keynote Speaker, Author of Shareology and Human to Human, as well as the CEO of a company called Pure Matter.

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode:

 

  • Business has always been human-to-human. We do business with humans and companies seem to forget that quite often.
  • Companies need to focus on humanizing experiences.
  • What marketing was 10 years ago, today, and next 1-3 years will be completely different. However, at the epic center of it all are human experiences. AI, AR, VR will change those human experiences.
  • Human touch is essential to everything. Including business and marketing. Technology will not supplement the human touch but rather strengthen it.
  • Experiences such as Disney are things we remember as humans. Companies and brands need to focus on establishing such experiences with their customers.
  • Losing a client is a hard pill to swallow. Getting a new one is much harder than retaining an existing one. You lose an opportunity but to retain the client focus on engagement with them and create unique experiences.
  • Being human is quite fundamental. Everyone, including B2B and B2C should have access to the customer. Brands should be engaging with a customer more often and enforce a more 360 experience.
  • Customer service is in essence the new form or marketing.
  • Social media allows for a more human experience. Something that brands really need to pay stronger attention to and recognize of importance.
  • Attention and superior time for people should be more seamless rather than shutting them off. Think the Disney experience.
  • Delivering a better human experience can be one of the biggest marketing assets for companies.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

 

HBN 008 - State of Digital Marketing, YouTube Live, All Video & Entrepreneurship

May 25, 2017
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Episode 008 is a solo gig and one that I'm actually quite excited about. It's all about marketing, YouTube live, and entrepreneurship. 

 

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode:

  • Audit your brand on monthly basis to identify voids and untapped potential.
  • Use the right tools to help you stay ahead of competition. Be conservative though so you don't overspend.
  • Always define the meaning of a conversion for every type of digital campaign (i.e. SEO, PPC, Content, Social Media, etc.).
  • Engagement and Conversions are realistically 2 of the most important metrics you should pay attention to in any digital campaign.
  • YouTube Live now available for all users. Official rollout in May 2017. Checkout my first YouTube Live Session at http://www.youtube.com/ivantemelkov under the 'Live Sessions' playlist.
  • 74% of all web traffic in 2017 is attributed to video. Video marketing should be a top marketing strategy for your business. (There is more video content uploading on the internet within a single month than what TV generated in 3 decades)
  • Be transparent with your customers and show added value upfront. Don't mislead them in a way that it misconstrues the entire proposition.
  • Entrepreneurship is a difficult path to walk but definitely not one that can be walked. Consider these 4 things - Business Plan, Venture Capital, Consistency, Spontaneity.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

  • 5 Essentials for Strategic Human Marketing - http://bit.ly/humanbusiness
  • State of Digital - https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/2017-state-of-digital-marketing#sm.00001k0betotuweo9xvv3noaplsd0
  • Video Marketing of 2017 - https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/2017-year-of-video-marketing#sm.00001k0betotuweo9xvv3noaplsd0
  • FREE Marketing & Business Analysis - https://www.razorsharpdigital.com
  • Entrepreneurship: 1 Year All In, Wins & Challenges, & Glamour - https://medium.com/@ivan_temelkov/entrepreneurship-1-year-all-in-wins-challenges-glamour-492685e0e5d1

HBN 007 - Powerful Women In Business, Entrepreneurship, Building An Empire, & Human Centricity

February 28, 2017
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In Episode 007 of HBN I was honored to jam with none other than Elena Cardone. She brought forth the diversification I was hoping for in discussing powerful women in business, women entrepreneurs, building an empire, and of course human centricity.

ABOUT ELENA CARDONE

Elena Lyons was born in Madrid, Spain and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating High School she moved to Los Angeles at 17 and immediately started working as an Elite Model in numerous high fashion print editorials and national commercials.

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode.

  • A 17 year old goes to Los Angeles to become an actress, supported herself, and made a very good living for herself.
  • Find the one you trust and focus on your passion and goals.
  • The G&E Show - about marriage and finding the work life balance, doing it all.
  • Humanizing your brand will yield major potential and advantages for you. The G&E Show accomplished that.
  • Find your passion and link up to that.
  • Have the desire to help people.
  • Always strive to influence others if you've made it.
  • Acknowledge the importance of monetization.
  • Comprehend the power and value behind being a problem solver.
  • Problems don't solve themselves unless you take action and initiative.
  • You won't get rid of the fears and insecurites unless you get wings.
  • Believe in yourself. Find the commitment.
  • Discipline - the ultimate way of pursuing your goals, dreams, and taking action towards them.
  • You must have a strong sense of optimism and avoid being a skeptic which will derail you from following your dreams, goals, and visions.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

The Biz Grind YouTube Show is a daily vlog where I talk about whatever but mostly a snapshot of my day-to-day shenanigans and a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, business, or marketing. It is also a way for me to emphasize upon personal branding, building character, personality, and interest with other like-minded individuals.

LINKS

HBN 006 - Social Media, Social Selling, & Human Business

February 21, 2017
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On Episode 006 of The Human Business Narrative I chatted with Koka Sexton from Hootsuite and formerly of LinkedIn. We discussed topics such as importance of social media, social selling for lead generation, and of course human business. 

ABOUT KOKA SEXTON

Koka Sexton is a recognized social media marketing expert in the technology industry. He brings over 10+ years of business and sales experience with a strong passion for social media marketing. The social media evolution is a topic that he heavily promotes on a global level and through speaking engagements.

PODCAST EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

These are some of the major takeaways that you should take note of from this episode.

  • A website is essential in 20th century.
  • If your brand does not have social media presence and activity than it's non-existent. Social media is a business-related function.
  • Companies are finally putting forth time, money, and training into social media.
  • Social media curriculum are forming based on market needs and necessities.
  • The rise of account based marketing and account based sales through social media.
  • An active salesforce on social media networks is helping companies build their pipeline and business results.
  • Employee advocacy and social media usage contributes to finding the right talent and better retention.
  • Companies should focus on humanizing their brand and using social media as a companion, resource, and tool to do so.
  • You can't succeed in any way, shape, or form without visibility and accomplishments. Social media plays an intricate role in development of visibility, awareness, and interest on social media platforms. Visibility creates opportunity.
  • Most people switch jobs every 2-3 years these days because of strategic purpose and skill development.
  • As a newcomer into social media, review your social media profiles and ensure that it's properly optimized and consistent with your brand. Determine what specifically you want to be known for in the marketplace.
  • Everything that you do online should be adding value to others in some extent. Focus on development of interest, awareness, and engagement with others.
  • Short form content such as blog posts, podcasts, etc. rather than long form which includes writing books may become quickly irrelevant.
  • Sales people need to be more heavily involved in the social media space and particularly using it strategically to prospect and engage for new business opportunities.
  • Experienced social media professionals should be finding opportunities such as The Human Business Narrative Podcast to share their experience, knowledge, and offer insight.
  • Always focus on providing value to others that would help them solve problems.
  • In appointment setting environments, first show value of extensive proportion before asking for a meeting.

THE BIZ GRIND YOUTUBE SHOW

Amongst other things I also have a daily show on YouTube. A show that focuses on business, entrepreneurship, startups, digital marketing, social media, and the biz grind. The goal is to help other entrepreneurs, business owners, and hustlers maximize their online potential in today's competitive digital world.

LINKS