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The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

The Successful Pitch interviews successful thought leaders and entrepreneurs who share their stories so you can have a road map to success. Join your host John Livesay, sales keynote speaker, sales expert and author as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, clear and concise. You can download the Free sneak peek of his book "Better Selling Through Storytelling at http://www.johnlivesay.com.
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Feb 24, 2021

Finding the right people to invest in your company, particularly start-up ones, is a pretty tedious and time-consuming endeavor to accomplish. But thanks to Pitch Investors Live, every business can take advantage of this online platform that’s very much like Shark Tank combined with Tinder. John Livesay interviews Pitch Investors Live Co-founder, Jonathan Foltz, to share how he and his friends started this groundbreaking project. He also looks back on his childhood and how his falling short of being a basketball player pushed him to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.

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Feb 17, 2021

If your old business ways are not working anymore, it doesn't mean you need to do a full reset just to try once more. Sometimes, all you need is to start reinventing strategies. When you give a chance to the things you don't give a lot of love into, interesting outcomes may surprise you. John Livesay sits down with Jay Samit once again, this time to talk about his book Future Proofing You. Together, they talk about how your fears can be leveraged to discover neglected opportunities and how tried and tested tools can be rehashed to achieve refreshing and far better results.

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Feb 12, 2021

The key to effective communication lies in the human brain. The brain wants and needs to consume information in a certain way. When you align with the way the brain works, you can be incredibly successful. Tim Pollard, the Founder and CEO of Oratium and the author of The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design, joins John Livesay on the show today to explain how one can be concise and precise to become an exceptional communicator. Tim is a regular contributor to the Forbes Coaches Council and a leading thinker in advanced communication skills. He shares some insights from his experiences and journey in understanding the “science” of excellent communication and developing a holistic model for effective sales and marketing conversation. Enjoy the show and unlock the keys to get your message across to your listeners effectively.

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Feb 10, 2021

In today's fast-paced world overrun by technology, understanding how the human brain behaves, works, and reacts is an important aspect of digital consumption. John Livesay delves more into this topic with Tim Hayden, the founder of Brain+Trust and chief business strategist at The Next Practice, by discussing how empathy and getting a full grasp of audience emotions can result in a compelling marketing strategy. Tim also explains how data science is being applied to COVID-19 trials as well as the concept of sonic gardens.   

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Feb 3, 2021

The real key to success lies deep within ourselves, embedded in our goals, emotions, and desires. Aiming to help entrepreneurs achieve a boundless mindset and use their struggles as stepping stones is Karl Staib and his Dig To Fly technique. He shares how a simple concept born out of grief from his father's death led to a life of gratitude, which Karl wants to impart to every business out there. To explore it even further, John Livesay turns the table and lets Karl interview him according to the Dig To Fly technique. They go deep into John's desire to gain more momentum in his speaking stints, where he wants to grow, and how meditation can help achieve his goals.

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Jan 27, 2021

No amount of career success is ever really worth killing yourself for. We need to take stress management seriously if we want to be our best selves and be truly of value to the people who matter in our lives. This message resonates clearly in Lighten Your Day, a book written by the inspirational Professor Pete Alexander. Joining John Livesay for this interview, he shares his own story of how he almost lost everything by being stressed out. He also shares some cool tips on how to deal with pandemic stress and introduces us to the ancient Hawaiian art of Hakalau. Feeling a bit stressed lately? This episode has everything you need to get out of that situation. Listen in and start lightening you day!

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Jan 20, 2021

What would it take to create your own power tribe that could generate multiple streams of revenue year after year? On today’s podcast, John Livesay brings on Mitch Russo, a CEO Advisor to several companies, the Cofounder of Timeslips Corporation, and the author of Power Tribes: How Certification Can Explode Your Business. Mitch builds certification programs for companies who want alternate sales channels, new revenue streams, and understand the value of creating a powerful culture in their workforce and external teams. Don’t miss this episode for a delightful conversation on how you can build profitable certification programs that could mobilize your best clients to become raving fans and make your business explode. Plus, stay tuned till the end for a free gift from Mitch!

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Jan 13, 2021

Getting to the top is not worth it if you are not doing what you love, or you still feel empty despite having everything. True professional success is all about indulging in your passion, keeping a healthy body, and having a deep connection with others. John Livesay is joined by the Cofounder and CEO of ENTRE Institute, Jeff Lerner, in discussing the secrets of attaining worthwhile business success, from taking care of your body to knowing the right way to eliminate money-related problems. Jeff looks back on his life that led him to become the entrepreneur he is today, starting from his piano performing days, getting divorced twice, and being a father figure of an integrated family.

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Jan 6, 2021

Pain is a turn signal, not a stop sign in your life. This is one mantra David Meltzer has always believed in his whole life. David is the Cofounder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Today on The Successful Pitch, he joins John Livesay to talk about his life mission to empower over one billion people to be happy. He also shares how you can be happy and successful without being pushy. Don’t miss this episode and be on the road to revenue and happiness.

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Dec 28, 2020

Enticing peoples with your offers through cold calling, email marketing, and other business strategies will take more than just mere persuasion. Instead, much more in-depth and carefully thought outbounding techniques are needed. John Livesay sits down with Skip Miller, the President of M3 Learning, to talk about the ingredients that make up an effective outbounding process. Skip talks about connecting with your target audience through emotions, comparing outbounding to a first date, the power of references, and the importance of tapping above-the-line buyers. He also shares his mission to destroy the term decision-maker and how to let go of your fears.

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Dec 16, 2020

Many people advise us to think about our destination, our end-goal, that sometimes, we miss out on the many opportunities that come our way. The author of Invisible Solutions, Stephen Shapiro, joins John Livesay in this episode to share with us the different lenses he’s created to allow us to see the solutions that are right in front of our face but are in fact invisible. One to emphasize how we should focus on the direction we’re going, he tells us some great insights, tips, and tricks towards becoming a lot more successful—from the importance of branding to learning how to ask the right questions. He also shares what a performance paradox is about and how we can use it to our best advantage. 

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Dec 9, 2020

Have you experienced being bombarded with cold calls and not knowing what to do with them? Especially when quarantine and social distancing have become the new normal, receiving these calls has probably been a lot more frequent that we just can’t find the time to answer them all. Introducing you to someone who has created a solution to that, John Livesay sits down with the founder of The Influence BoardJay Allen. He shares with us the platform he has created that helped influential executives deal with cold calls and how he is letting people connect with the right decision-makers and make the world a better place.

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Dec 7, 2020

Attending events can be so fun yet, the amount of work put behind the scenes to make them successful is no joke. Take it from the founder of EventmakersGuy Genis, who said that big fun is, in fact, serious business. In this episode, he joins John Livesay to share how he is working with huge clients to create memorable and immersive events. He taps into the power of storytelling, taking people from beginning to end with events, and making connections that help propel your business. Guy also talks about interior design, working with clients, and balancing that fine line between giving them what they want and keeping it within the constraints of what is going to look best.

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Dec 2, 2020

Many entrepreneurs are successful enough to get to a million dollars in revenue, but struggle to figure out how to scale past that. Tapping into his personal experience in building strategic partnerships with industry titans, Josh Tapp, host of The Lucky Titan podcast, teaches people proven methods for entrepreneurs to scale without having to spend a lot of money on advertising. It’s all about leveraging the right kind of relationships with the right kind of people through joint ventures. Learn how exactly you can do this as he talks to John Livesay in this episode. Plus, listen to John as he helps Josh improve his elevator pitch so you can learn how to improve yours, too!

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Nov 25, 2020

Do you remember when IBM's Watson, their artificial intelligence, actually beat jeopardy? Meet Neil Sahota, one of the key people behind the team at IBM that made that happen. Like all great ideas, Watson was conceived at a bar where Jeopardy happened to be playing on the TV. On today’s podcast, Neil joins John Livesay to dive into the world of artificial intelligence and its many elements, including artificial empathy. Neil talks about how artificial intelligence can actually make us more human. Tune in to this episode to unpack this insight.

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Nov 23, 2020

A great part of what hinders our productivity is our tendency to become distracted and lose our focus on what we are supposed to do. Did you know that music can actually help you solve that problem? Focus@Will is a new neuroscience-based tool that uses sequenced instrumental music tracks to increase your attention span up to 400% when working and studying. The mind behind this incredible invention is Will Henshall, a musician, scientist, songwriter and technology inventor. After a successful seven-year run with Londonbeat, a British-American dance-pop band who scored two number one hits in the early 1990s, Will turned to entrepreneurship, starting a number of startups in the digital recording industry. Listen as he describes the amazing benefits of Focus@Will in this interview with John Livesay.

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Nov 18, 2020

Keeping yourself healthy is definitely worth the investment and in order to do that, your financial health has to be in tip top shape as well. The financial health doctor and CEO of SIF Industries, Jill James, joins this episode to share her knowledge about financial health. She goes into the details of what financial check ups can do for your business and what are at stake if you decide not to have your finances checked. In addition to this, she gives some amazing tips on how to pitch and get funding for a VC. On this topic, she also talks about having an exit strategy and what you need to prepare in order to justify a VC. In addition, she touches on how to be successful in a small business as she emphasizes the importance of knowing and understanding the economics of your business.

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Nov 13, 2020

Influence is attention plus trust. Without trust, you're just making noise. This is what Amanda Russell, the author of The Influencer Code, believes. Amanda is a strategist, speaker, and professor of marketing. She said when we shift from focusing on transactions and focus on relationships, that's when we build something long-term. It's all about shifting how we think about what influence is. On today’s podcast, John Livesay interviews Amanda about her running career and how it's a metaphor for her marketing expertise. Tune in to learn about her specific tips on what you can do to become more influential.

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Nov 12, 2020

One of the difficulties many businesses face is finding the perfect timing to pop the question and ask potential clients to take the leap. How do you make people have the confidence and trust to work with you? In this episode, multiple best-selling marketing author, Tom Poland, joins John Livesay to reveal his unique answer: webinars. Tom shares with us his book, Marketing with Webinars, to guide us into the key benefits of using this method and what you can do to successfully get people to your lane. What is the Goldilocks marketing? How can you become more relatable? What role does storytelling play in the process? Why is reciprocity the most powerful force in marketing? Tom gives the answers and more in this discussion.

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Nov 11, 2020

With every business opportunity, maximizing your yield is a no brainer and that’s where the holistic revenue strategy comes into play. Mary Grothe, the CEO of Sales BQ, joins this episode to dive into the details of how this strategy works. Recognizing that in the world of business nobody is safe from rejection, she gives some important tips and pointers on how to recover and cope. Mary also stresses on the role your mental mindset plays in this and how your actions are connected with your emotional state. Listen in as she talks about what it entails when you become a leader especially during this challenging time and what you can do to bring out the best in the people that follow you.

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Nov 9, 2020

A business’ success lies upon the kind of people working behind it. Any business or organization that knows how to attract, develop, and retain great talent are well on their way to success, if not remaining as one. At the center of it all is a great leader who values the people they have. In this episode, John Livesay sits down with the co-founder, managing partner, and CEO of EF Overwatch, Mike Sarraille, to discuss how leadership skills are more important than a specific industry skill. He also talks about the importance of overcoming imposter syndrome and then dishes out on his book, The Talent War, which imparts some great wisdom from special operations around talent and how we are currently in a war to acquire the best talent. Join John and Mike in this conversation as they bring fresh insights around talent acquisition and leadership from the military perspective.

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Nov 4, 2020

How do women lead? In this episode, Julie Castro Abrams, Founder and CEO of How Women Lead, joins John Livesay as they talk about propelling women’s leadership forward and shifting the world’s frame. Julie shares her journey through the years from social worker to spearheading a network of women leaders and general partners in a business firm, she has done them all. Julie and John discuss the significance of having a network as they dig deeper into how Julie helps women and entrepreneurs, in general, to be resilient and find their true identity. Tune in and learn the importance of having grit and how you can get your shot to success. 

 

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Oct 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered if you should be running ads on LinkedIn versus another platform? In this episode, AJ Wilcox, LinkedIn ads professional and Founder B2Linked, joins John Livesay as they reveal the secret to making your LinkedIn post go viral. John and AJ talk about targeting people on LinkedIn and the strategies you can implement on LinkedIn for people to buy from you. Get to know AJ and his company a bit more as he shares his story of origin and his journey through the years. Tune in and learn the secrets to how you can leverage LinkedIn and increase professional traffic in your business.

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Oct 23, 2020

A good story is defined by whether you've moved somebody emotionally or not. When you bring the emotions out, you make your audience feel like they are part of it, and that could become the best customer experience you can ever design. On today’s podcast, John Livesay welcomes Scott Monty on the show to tell us more about transformational storytelling and the concept of creating emotions in the details. Scott is a Strategic Communications and Leadership Advisor helping executives become better communicators, better leaders, and better humans with timeless and timely advice.

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Oct 21, 2020

What is augmented reality? In this episode, Amber Allen, founder of Double A Labs, joins John Livesay as they explore the world of augmented reality and leveraging immersive experiences for consumers. Amber and John talk about innovative ways how brands reach their customers and how Amber helps her clients make the impossible a reality. With a disruption at hand and every industry is thrown out of whack, learn how Amber and her team utilizes the digital world and successfully imitate live events in cyberspace. Tune in and get a glimpse of what’s to come in digital marketing, the advances in AR and reach your audience in ways you’ve never seen before.

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