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The Nice Guys on Business

At first listen, it may not sound like they are talking business, but there is no denying the Nice Guys (Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner) know their audience. If you are an entrepreneur and tired of hearing the same old rah rah static babble on all the other business podcasts out there, it's time for a breath of fresh air. Listen in, subscribe, or join the Nice Guy Community and become a Funk'nFan of the show. Relationships, honesty, trust and integrity build business today and that's what the Nice Guys are all about. Top industry experts interviewed, behind the scenes. Sometimes raw, sometimes explicit, always fun and informative. Looking for canned questions, short format and conversations in a box....this podcast ain't for you. 
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Dec 29, 2015

Tallat Mahmood's work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Bplans, TechCrunch, and he is a mentor for MassChallenge, one of the world's largest business accelerators. Find out more about him on The Nice Guys today.

 

A business plan does not have to be an onerous and lengthy piece of work. Also, it is not an irrelevant exercise and can help your business immensely IF executed correctly. Many entrepreneurs struggle with the same things with an business plan; how to make it relevant, how not to spend months and months on it, how to use it in their business, how to use it for funding, how to structure it properly. Tallat has a step by step system to validating, structuring and pitching your business plan (either to your team or banks and investors) in order for you to be able to manage your business better. Here's more about Tallat:

 

- He started out as an Aerospace Engineer.     

 

- He has advised companies for 12 years as a corporate financier and as an investor.     

 

- His advisory business, SkyPanther Capital has advised numerous companies globally on how to fund, grow, and exit their businesses.     

 

Here's what we learned today about writing great business plans:     

 

- It should address 2 questions- 1) What is the opportunity and 2)

How are you mitigating against the risks.     

 

- It should be based on what's happening in your business right now.

      

- Base your plan on already having the money you are looking for.

      

- Fundraising is a different skill set from building a business. Tallat's flagship online course The Smart Business Plan Academy can help your business build strong business plans in quick time to help them with internal strategy or fundraising.

      

- Download "7 Proven steps to being fundable in 30 days" free tips to get you started at www.thesmartbusinessplanacademy.com

      

- His business advisory website SkyPanther Capital, at www.skypanthercapital.com where I personally advise businesses on all matters relating to business growth, fundraising, and exits.

      

- Reach Tallat Mahmood at tallat@fundingyourtechstartup.com

 

A few good Men- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk

 

Never underestimate the power of Nice. 

Dec 25, 2015

Find out how you can succeed and live mindfully without losing your edge, learn how from Dan Harris on The Nice Guys Podcast today

 

ABC News anchor Dan Harris has found a way to be happier, calmer and—according to his wife, at least—nicer in the midst of one of the most competitive careers on earth. And if it can work for someone as fidgety, skeptical and stress-prone as him, it can probably work for you, too. It’s a far cry from the heal-your-life, solve-all-your-problems over-promising of self-help. What Dan stumbled upon is practical, doable, and scientifically researched. Dan tells this story as only a reporter can: through deep research, tough questions, and a healthy dose of humor.

 

Here's more to know about Dan:     

 

 - Author of the New York Times bestselling book 10% Happier     

 

Co-creator of the 10% Happier App     

 

- Through a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a fateful gift from his wife, Harris discovered meditation     

 

- He got ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts to start meditating     

 

And what we learned talking to him:     

 

The "Voice in your head" does not mean you need to seek professional help     

- He's not a tree-hugging, yoga-loving, hippie, kind of guy, but he found that meditation does work     

 

-Meditation can help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and even re-wire parts of your brain     

 

- His book "10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works" is one man’s accidental quest to boost his happiness quotient without losing his professional drive     

 

- His "10% Happier" app is for people who are allergic to New Age-y nonsense. Check out the link below     

 

Contact Dan- dan.b.harris@abc.com     

 

Buy the book- http://www.amazon.com/10-Happier-Self-Help-Actually-Works-A/dp/0062265431     

 

Get the App- http://www.changecollective.com/10-percent-happier/     

 

Major League- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfkdZ3tXFSs

 

Never underestimate the Power of Nice.  

 

 

 

Dec 22, 2015

 In the last 3 years Terry Lancaster quit drinking, lost 60 pounds, ran for the last 354 days in a row, wrote a book, ran across the Golden Gate Bridge, and spoke at TedX. Hear all about it on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

 

He is writing, speaking and helping others build better lives one better decision at a time. Here's more that we learned about Terry on the podcast:

 

- He stopped drinking for 30 days, and it felt so good that he quit for another 30 days. He kept that up for 3 years and is still not drinking.      

He uses the Pomadoro technique- 25 minutes of concerted effort can get almost anything done.     

 - He also follows the Charles Emerson Winchester technique- Do 1 thing. Do it very well. Move onto the next.     

 - Nothing will ever be perfect, not your business, not your life. But you have the right, the resources and the responsibility to make them better.     

 

- His book "Better! Self-Help for the Rest of Us" will be published Dec. 28. The digital book will be free during launch week, until midnight New Year's Eve. Special prices and bonuses all week on the softcover, hardcover and audiobook. see http://TerryLancaster.com/better for more info

 

Get in touch with Terry- 800-352-3305

E-Mail- T@TerryLancaster.com

http://TerryLancaster.com/

 

The Pomodoro Technique- http://pomodorotechnique.com/

 

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Dec 18, 2015

Alex Berman is the master of the personalized sales lead. Hear how he does it on The Nice Guys podcast today.

 

Here are some things to know about Alex Berman:

 

- He had to get fired from his former company so they could re-hire him to do what he really wanted to do. 

- He generated over $16 million in B2B leads and closed over $2 million in business so far.    

- He is a big fan of focusing on one thing intently for a decade at a time.

He is a digital nomad currently moving to a new city every month.    

 

Here are a few things we learned from Alex on the podcast:    

 

  • How to send an email without seeming scammy or "un-nice"    

 

  • How to ethically fake an introduction    

 

  • Why cold emailing is one of the most underused marketing channels for new and growing businesses.

 

  • Always include an actionable item at the end of an E-Mail, end with a question mark, not a period.

 

Download your free email course- 10 sales hacks in 10 days: http://inspirebeats.com/course.html

 

InspireBeats.com for lead generation: http://inspirebeats.com

 

Get in touch with Alex- alex@inspirebeats.com

 

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Dec 15, 2015

Today's interview is with Speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jenna Atkinson and she talks vision, FOCUS and action today.     

 

She is a "40 under 40" recipient from Business Magazine.     

 

Your "Personal Brand" is what people say about you when you're not in the room.     

 

Your personal brand and your corporate brand are intertwined.     

 

Use the FOLLOW acronym- Follow One Course Until Success.     

 

Her podcast is called "Growth Bomb"- http://growthbombpodcast.com/

https://www.facebook.com/growthbombpodcast/     

 

Become a member of "Growth Bomb Elite" team, your guide to explosive success: http://www.jennaatkinsonconsulting.com/gbelite/     

 

The best investment you can make is in yourself. Take Action NOW.     

 

Here's how to get in touch with Jenna Atkinson     

Jenna Atkinson Consulting - http://www.jennaatkinsonconsulting.com/             

jenna@jennaatkinsonconsulting.com     

 

Airplane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oeb8nhNJOU

 

 

Dec 11, 2015

Welcome to the New Nice Guys! You talked and we listened, so we're publishing nothing but interviews. Here's a preview of what's coming up:

      

12/15/15 Jenna Atkinson- Personal Branding     

 

12/18/15 Alex Berman- InspireBeats B2B sales leads     

 

12/22/15 Terry Lancaster- Making Sh!t Happen     

 

12/25/15 Nellie Akalp- CorpNet.com legal advice for your business     

 

12/29/15- Tallat Mahmood- Startup Funding     

 

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The Princess Bride- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTrY0nJp2DQ

 

Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

 

Dec 8, 2015

 Alison Vidotto runs the Vidotto Group, writes books, teaches and keynote speaks about leadership and she runs a charity in Vietnam! It's all about balance, teaching others, and learning how to delegate. hear her secrets on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

 

Here's a bit more about Alison:

 

- She was living independently at 16 and continued her education via night school     

 

- She built an international charity that now supports 200 families with blind or seriously ill children living in poverty in Vietnam.     

 

- Her book was awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion     

 

- She knows her company can mostly take care of itself because she has an awesome team and it's so well systematized.     

 

And what she believes in:     

 

- Being successful is not about where you start out, it's about what you do with the resources available to you.     

 

- Don't work on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths and attract people who compliment those strengths.     

 

- We are ALL capable of being great leaders. The door to success says Push! and we need to push with focus and determination.     

 

Important links:

 

Get in touch with Alison: accvalison@gmail.com     

Follow her on Twitter: Twitter- @AlisonVidotto     

Her website: www.alisonvidotto.com     

ACCV is always in need of financial support (www.accv.net.au) my business funds the administration so that 100% of donations go directly to the cause.     

 

Free tips book - http://pushbusinesstraining.com/cbtwl/ Confidence- Boosting Tips for women in Leadership.     

 

Her book: 22 Leadership Fundamentals, the Door to Success says Push! (available on Amazon)  http://www.amazon.com/22-Leadership-Fundamentals-Door-Success-ebook/dp/B00ID4M012/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1438024752&sr=1-1&keywords=22+leadership+fundamentals          

 

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Dec 1, 2015

What is success to you? It's different for everyone and Dr. Alan Zimmerman has written an amazing book to help you find yours.

 

Alan Zimmerman asks you 3 important questions- What are you good at? What excites you? What difference do you want to make? Those answers can help you reach your own success and happiness payoff. Here's a little to know about Alan:

 

- He just published 800th article/edition of his weekly Internet newsletter, "Dr Zimmerman's Tuesday Tip," with over 100,000 subscribers     

 

- Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for only a handful of people in last 30 years, including Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell     

 

- He offers an intensive Boot Camp, the "Journey to the Extraordinary"     

 

- His formula for success?: Purpose + Passion + Process = Payoff     

 

Here's more of what you will hear on the podcast today:

 

- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work" hit #1 on Amazon     

 

- Living a life of real work-life balance where the most important things get the top priority     

 

- Your attitude is a better indicator of your success than anything else.     

 

Here's what you can get, all from his website www.DrZimmerman.com :

 

- Free subscription to his weekly newsletter, "Dr. Zimmerman's Tuesday Tip"     

 

- Free articles     

 

- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work"     

 

- His other books including "Pivot- How one turn in attitude can lead to success"     

 

Get in touch with Alan Zimmerman- Alan@DrZimmerman.com

 

 

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