Your Brand is Everything

You have a great idea.  You have a great team.  You have superb processes and resources to set your business plans into motion…. but then, it’s time to discuss branding.  This where many entrepreneurs with innovative ideas get stuck.  Branding influences our lives as consumers of goods and services and the difference between great branding and bad branding impacts the viability of businesses.  On yesterday’s What Women Want Talk Radio broadcast, we had guests Joan Pelzer and Paula Conway on to unpack how branding impacts businesses large and small.

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Joan Pelzer of Joan Pelzer Media provides dynamic social media consulting in New York City.  With years of experience in navigating the often-tumultuous social media landscape, Joan emphasizes communicating with authenticity—finding what’s truthful for you.  Joan’s enthusiasm and passion for her work is evident and this guides her branding choices for herself and those she helps.  Joan says, “I’m living my brand.”  Joan, Judy and I took on the topic of live streaming video on social media, and how to leverage it to benefit your brand.

Paula Conway, head of Astonish Media Group, a strategic media company, has years of experience helping brand her clients in hyper-competitive New York City.  She puts it very simply and directly, “Branding is quite literally everything.”  Many smaller companies don’t understand what their own brand is and may not have invested the time or the resources to clarify their brand identity.   Paula, as a branding expert, talks about how she branded her own company and how the power of the word “astonish” sets client expectations and her expectations of her employees.

I think one of the most important things that came out of this conversation is that communication happens on many levels.  Branding is more than coming up with a catchy slogan.  It’s more than a logo.  Branding extends to how we communicate and how we meet expectations, and hopefully, exceed them.

Listen to this compelling broadcast here.

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Reeling in Our Focus

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There are so many distractions.  Sometimes, in our hectic lives, we have competing priorities, which can make focusing even harder.  This past week on What Women Want Talk Radio, Judy Goss and I had guests Christine Hassler and Nancy Ganzekaufer, who coached us on how to make our lives more reflective of our deeply held priorities.  If you’ve been overwhelmed by your to-do list or suffering from a bad case of analysis paralysis, you’ll find the candor of Christine and Nancy refreshing.

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Building Brands into Billions

It’s not everyday you get to have a conversation with the woman behind some of the most successful fashion & lifestyle start-ups of recent memory, but I did.  Judy Goss  and I had the opportunity to share an hour with the amazing, inspiring and down-to-earth Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, founder of Gilt and Glam Squad, to discuss her new concierge wardrobe service, Fitz.

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Listen in to Alexandra’s wisdom here, discussing everything from testing ideas, to choosing team members, to naming a business for success.

Inside the Minds of Working Moms

If you are a working mother and need a pick-me-up, check out this week’s episode of What Women Want Talk Radio.  Judy Goss and I had guests Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother and Linda Albright, founder of Women’s Wealth Revolution, on to discuss working motherhood in the US.

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This conversation was lively, honest and layered.  The issues around being a working mother in the US are enormous, but Judy and our guests really had an interesting perspectives.  Listen all the way through and get access to a FREE webinar to help women achieve their goals and aspirations with Linda Albright.

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On Mondays Say, “Thank You”.

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We see all sorts of hashtags out there:  #mondaymotivation, #wednesdaywisdom. These serve to buoy us through the week with its ups and downs.  Lat night on What Women Want Talk Radio, we had the opportunity to experts to help us get through our weeks with finesse.

Listen to the conversation here.

Our two guests this week, Energy Management Coach & Author Lawana Harris and Celebrity & Lifestyle Expert Jill Simonian, are wonder woman, balancing and harmonizing vibrant careers with motherhood.  We see that hashtag #mondaymotivation, but Jill and Lawana have tips to keep up positive and productive all week long.  If you find yourself snoozing at your desk mid-week, check out this powerful conversation.

I think the ultimate message of this conversation was to ground yourself in gratitude everyday, which will power you through the difficult passages of the work week.  When the alarm clock rings, do you say thank you?  I am going to!

Making It Personal: Turning Our Problems into Profit

Have a problem?  You may have business opportunity.  What’s so interesting about Stacia Pache & Rochelle Graham is they both had personal issues and instead of endlessly searching for an existing product to meet their needs they decided to make the product they were looking for themselves.

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Now, they both have vibrant, growing businesses.  Learn more about ItBandz, Stacia’s quest for a better knee band, and Alikay Naturals, Rochelle’s company, which grew from Rochelle’s need for rapid recuperation of her hair on this great interview on What Women Want Talk Radio hosted by Judy Goss on Mogul.

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Multiple Career Mania: How Many Tabs YOU Got Open?

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In the race to be more productive, we can lose our self-care and inner knowing.  Often, we also have a hard time juggling priorities, especially if we are pursing multiple streams of income. This week on What Women Want Talk Radio,  Joan Pelzer of Joan Pelzer Media LLC and Pamella Horton of Maven’s Connections shared some great insight and life hacks about not only being more productive, but being productive in meaningful ways.

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