TMBA 269: Branding is About Relationships Not Recognition

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This week, we are answering a whole bunch of listener voicemails, including questions about why you should be starting or joining a mastermind group, some of the best things about being an expatriate and why branding is really about building relationships with your clients.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The two core principles to a mastermind group.
  • Why we believe setting up a voicemail for our listeners has been successful for us.
  • Some tips on shipping products internationally.
  • The pros and cons of using Amazon fulfillment.
  • Why you should be willing to pigeonhole yourself.
  • How to differentiate between a product, your brand and your business.

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Thanks for listening to our show! We’ll be back next Thursday morning 8AM EST. Cheers, Dan & Ian

Published on 11.06.14
  • http://selfstairway.com/about/ Vincent Nguyen

    Whew! Thought you were about to beat us up on our redesign!

  • http://www.30footgorilla.com/ Shah Turner

    “Thinking about brand recognition is something you can do if you want… but on the weekend” KABOOM! Thanks guys, great advice as always, appreciate the way you re-focused the lens on this topic so my designer brain can finally see what you’ve been advocating for so long! Any architects/interior/landscape people tuning in who are interested in learning more, I’d be glad to help in any way I can.

  • Cristina C. Ansbjerg

    Hey Vincent! The Empire Flippers redesign is neat and clean. I love it.

  • http://selfstairway.com/about/ Vincent Nguyen

    Thanks, Cristina! Jon Myers really kicked ass with the design and he really made sure he understood where we were coming from. :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    hey Shah thanks so much for the question, really got us thinking. We’ve actually been talking a long time about the potential for businesses in your space, wish we could have spent a little bit more time on it but I think we got carried away with the digital nomad bit! Wish you the best with the biz, call back and let us know how it’s going.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    HA! Can the guy with palm trees all over his site ever realistically do that? :D You guys are lookin’ great nowadays.

  • http://mikeharrington.co Mike Harrington

    About to have a listen to this, someone told me my name was in the show notes…but it goes to some wonky site in the UK! ;)

    Cheers from Oregon.

    M

  • http://mikeharrington.co Mike Harrington

    mikeharrington.co/flex-focus-muscle/

    Not sure if you meant to link to this one – as it mirrors the “focus” theme. =)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    Heyo thanks for the link Mike, got it updated! Sorry about that and thanks so much for supporting TMBA!

  • Bilal ThinkBig C

    Dan,

    Amazing podcast….. Students need to hear this stuff!!!

    As mentioned via email I have required a few select TMBA podcasts as required listening for three of my courses( Two sections of Marketing and One Section of Human Resource Mgmt) this semester at Penn State.

    I look forward to 2015 Spring semester TMBA x Penn State Podcast collaboration with my social media marketing students.

    Cheers,

    BC

  • Guest

    Check out the syllabus Below!!( My Attempt to get Dan some Brownie Points with the Boss-man)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    don’t see it!?

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    sweeeet! :D

  • http://www.inglesninja.com/ KIC

    I’ve called in twice and you’ve aired my calls twice. I had no idea my voice was so appealing. ;)

    I’m just getting started in this game, and your podcast is something that feels accessible even for a rookie. That’s really valuable for me and I thank you for that!

    Cheers from Kevin in Brazil!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    you got it thanks for calling in and lending your sweet radio voice to the program!!!

  • @CoachDeb

    Where was this picture taken from?

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