#MentorMonday started out with practical advice for your BIG dreams when Paul gave this tip for Twitter:
Depending on your posting frequency on Twitter, post more content, not less. Paul has increased his postings on the social media platform and has been getting about 100,000 click throughs per day! By tweeting at all times of the day he is seeing much better engagement on his quality content.
And then, drumroll please…
He also announced that his producer, Ella Rucker, is speaking at Social Media Week Lagos AND #MentorMonday alum Russ Terry, CEO of @CoachHostRadio, is a sponsor of #SMWMastermind at @SMWLagos. #MentorMonday is about building a community and we are grateful that we are supporting each other. Spreecast is also a proud sponsor of this huge step in growing the #MentorMonday family internationally.
Also, if you have signed up for Weekend Startup School, but haven’t gotten any response, please email Ella. The Weekend Startup School has been expanded so if you would still like to participate or need more info you can go to WeekendStartupSchool.com.
Next up was our guest, Marshawn Evans.
In his intro, Paul testified that he has followed Marshawn’s advice for his public speaking career and has seen a rise in the income he is able to make.
Marshawn shared her story on how she became one of the highest paid and most in demand speakers in the world. She started in daycare centers and then worked her way through the pageant circuit.
She advised the #MentorMonday community on one of the first things they need to do when they decide they want to start speaking.
Be clear on where you are in your speaking career. You are an
1. Aspiring speaker if you haven’t found your story or your brand.
2. Emerging speaker if you are in business, but have inconsistent income and inconsistent visibility.
3. Established influencer if you are having problems monetizing your influence.
Marshawn and her team are creating #Speakerpreneurs (trademarked phrase, of course).
She also gave information on how the “big four” speaking opportunities for beginner entrepreneurs can make you more money.
But the BEST gift to speakers from Marshawn’s visit to #MentorMonday? Access to her new, 3-part video series for FREE (you can find it here) early for the #MentorMonday family!
You can find the whole conversation on Spreecast by clicking here.
This week on #MentorMonday we welcomed on Ms. Angela Benton. Angela came on #MentorMonday to talk about how to define your mission and your vision for a better business and better life. How did Angela define her life and her business? She saw a need and made it her mission to help entrepreneurs. Angela brought diversity to Silicon Valley. As the founder and CEO of the NewME Accelerator program, Angela has accelerated hundreds of entrepreneurs. Since 2011, NewME entrepreneurs have raised over $17 million in venture capital funds. So it is safe to say that Angela has certainly defined success in Silicon Valley. (more…)
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015 and the first #MentorMonday recap!
Let’s start this recap doing something different. Share in the comments what you did in 2014 for your business or your life in general that will set the stage for 2015 being all the better. You never know who will take your best of 2014 to make 2015 their best.
Now, to the #MentorMonday recap.
Paul started off the session in a new location which later played a part in one of the big surprises of the show. We lost him mid show and he had to be replaced with a #MentorMonday alum, Chris Burns.
To begin, Paul shared a story from the death bed of his uncle-in-law. This 78-year-old man revealed, “Man, this thing goes by fast.” And “this thing” is life.
So how do you make the most of this thing that goes so fast? Setting goals, staying focused, and rolling with the entrepreneurial, life, and technical punches that are dealt to you.
The first question (after who was drinking what, of course) out of the #MentorMonday box was, “Do you need goals?” And the answer was surprising.
Before clients of my agency begin the matchmaking phase, we first put them through several weeks of intensive coaching. Our focus during this pre-match time is to share effective dating strategies, review recent research, and most importantly, dispel myths! Over the years, I’ve heard just about everything, and I mean everythang! The following are the top 10 myths our female clients believed to be truths.
Our host, Paul C. Brunson, started off the night with maybe one of the biggest shocks in #MentorMonday history! In #MENTORMONDAY HISTORY! But you have to watch the show to find out what it was. (Spoiler alert: Red Stripe and Blue Moon may be heartbroken.)
He also took the time to remind us of one of the most phrases uttered on #MentorMonday. Yes, Chris Burns (who was in this week’s Spreecast audience) gave us this bit of wisdom and quite possibly the most retweeted #MentorMonday quote from his time on the #MentorMonday Entrepreneur Panel: simply, “Get money.”
But how do you “Get money”?
And just as important, if not more so, how do you monetize your business and then build several streams of revenue? Our #MentorMonday monetization panel with Tionna Smalls, Jullien Gordon, and Trent Shelton share how they do it.
“The minute you are willing to surrender your biggest dreams…the success follows.” ~ Mandy Hale
“When you think you’ve lost hope it’s just the Universe’s way of telling you there is something else out there for you.” ~ Russ Terry
“When you step out on faith you don’t fall.” ~ Paul C. Brunson
“I don’t even watch the news [on TV] because it’s too depressing…I have to make a decision to remain positive and hopeful at all times.” ~ Angela Russell
We’re talking HOPE, with the “Oprah emphasis.” This episode of #MentorMonday took a fascinating and dare I say, ‘hopeful’ look at how to keep hope and how to keep from losing hope. Some of us, like Paul, like our hope in a liquid form!
Seriously, though, hope, and the elements of hope, including faith and confidence, were the focus of this episode. Paul considers himself “The Hope Guy,” so this episode is near and dear to his heart (but honestly, every episode is!)…and to the hearts of the #MentorMonday Community. (more…)
#MentorMonday got a little daring in the first “after dark” episode dedicated to all things sex!
In partnership with #ThxBirthControl and Bedsider.org, an online resource for birth control for men and women, #MentorMonday gave the audience what they needed and wanted in a conversation centered around such a controversial topic.
Every single relationship seminar that Paul conducts always includes a discussion about birth control. “Birth control is the most substantial thing that has impacted dating and impacted marriage that has ever been created.” Paul decided HR laws be damned and had an interesting convo with the producer of #MentorMonday, Ella (@EllaLaverne) about her current sex situation, much to Ella’s chagrin…but I feel so much closer to Ella now. Silly season has begun. (more…)
Introducing, the new co-host of Our World with Black Enterprise, Paul Carrick Brunson, woo hoo!! The entire #MentorMonday sends congratulations to our Paul C. Brunson. We’re all excited, as is Paul!
Paul gave a shout out to attendees of the one-day #MentorMondayMastermind Intensive that he and Ella Rucker facilitated in Washington, DC the weekend prior. Billionaire (yes, with a ‘B’) entrepreneur, and one of Paul’s two billionaire mentors, Enver Yűcel, stopped by and shared with attendees about his entrepreneurial journey, grilled attendees about our business concepts and answered every question he was asked. My highlight, aside from getting to ask him a question about marketing when he was a young start-up, was after he left the room, he came back in almost immediately to take a pic and tweet about his experience with us. Talk about the power of social media!
ICYMI: Fear not if you were unable to attend the November 1 #MentorMondayMastermind Intensive, Paul and Ella are hosting another One-day Mastermind Intensive on December 13, and this one will be live in Washington, DC AND livestreaming for those unable to travel to DC. Winning!
Now let’s talk about building a business around your authentic self with Digital Strategist and Humor Writer, Luvvie Ajayi!
Paul says, “Luvvie’s narrative of truth and authenticity is in her body of work.” (more…)
I love romantic comedies. I mean I’m a sucker for a cutesy, yet predictable story featuring two attractive characters who tend to lead really great lives.
When a relationship ends it may not be because the two people involved don’t love one another, but because they just can’t get the relationship part right. Sometimes, what may look like the end is really the beginning or it may just be left openended.
I’ve been speaking publicly since I was a little boy. You name it, I’ve done it. I’ve MC’d weddings, spoken at funerals, had paid speaking gigs before audiences of 10,000 executives, talked to crowds overseas with very low English comprehension, presented before a class of toddlers, held it down at a retirement home and I’ve even given a 3-hour presentation in front of prisoners.
In the last 5 years , I’ve started collecting audience feedback. One question I ask is whether or not the audience member would recommend a friend to hear me speak. With thousands of responses collected, I’m proud to say I’m at a 98% recommendation rate. I’m self-aware enough to know that while there are many areas in life I lack ability in, public speaking is not one of them.
However, I don’t believe I was born with a special gift to speak before crowds. This skill was developed by over 20-years of hard fought lessons. In order to prevent you from going through those same hurdles, I’ve outlined my top 10 list of effective public speaking tips. My hope is that these lessons help you down the road to ultimately become the best public speaker you can be.