Dan Miller Interview – Wisdom Meets Passion

Dan Miller Interview – Wisdom Meets Passion

Dan Miller is an author, coach, entrepreneur, speaker, and a creative thinker of low cost business ideas.  “Wisdom Meets Passion” (affiliate link) is the name of Dan Miller’s new book .  It’s a great collaboration between Dan and his son Jared.

I feel like I know Dan on a first name basis because I am member of the 48 days community and I have listened to his podcasts for years!  I often rotate and try out new podcasts, but Dan never goes out of rotation.

I was happy to learn that Jen McDonough, also a 48 days community member, was interviewing Dan for her radio show.   You can  hear the full interview here.

See my sketchnotes below for the rich pieces I heard during this interview.

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Dan Miller, 48 days, Wisdom Meets Passion, Jen McDonough, Sketchnotes

What was your favorite take-away?  Comment below.

Building Your Small Biz – Advice from Melinda Emerson

Building Your Small Biz – Advice from Melinda Emerson

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women (#Pennwomen) hosted an information packed teleseminar called “Building Your Business” with Melinda Emerson.  If you have a small biz and you missed this, you can check it out here.

Melinda Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 small business expert and publisher of Succeed As Your Own Boss.  I’ve heard Melinda speak many times and she always delivers the goods.  So glad I had a chance to hear this teleseminar.

If you are not listening to seminars and podcasts on a regular basis, I encourage you to give it a try.

Whether I’m walking my dog or driving my car, there is always time to hear something new that I can learn and apply to my business.

Listening is also key to my work as a Sketchnote Artist and Graphic Recorder, so this was a great opportunity to keep my skills sharp.

See my sketchnotes below from the session.

  • Enjoy
  • Learn,
  • and Apply!

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 Melinda Emerson, #PennWomen, Building Your Business, Pennsylvania Conference for Women

What was your biggest take-away?  What will you take action on today?  Comment below.


Barbara Corcoran Shares Secrets of Success

Barbara Corcoran Shares Secrets of Success

I’ve been following Barbara Corcoran for a long time.  I remember my sister and I dreaming of real estate riches and gazing at gorgeous photos on The Corcoran Group website 😀

barbara-corcoran-tweetSmall Businesses Do It Better hosted a live interview with Barbara Corcoran recently and I created sketchnotes from the session.

Like many others, I am also a huge Shark Tank fan.  So, I was delighted to see this tweet from Barbara Corcoran who loved the sketchnotes.

Special thanks to interviewer Carissa Dunphy for asking great questions during the interview.

Check out the visual summary.

Enjoy. Learn. Apply.

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Barbara Corcoran Interview

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Dell Small Business Think Tank, Philadelphia

Dell Small Business Think Tank, Philadelphia

Dell used the power of graphic recording at each of their Think Tank sessions, which focused on small business and entrepreneurship.  I was excited to be the Graphic Recorder for the Philadelphia stop on the tour, #smallbizphilly.  The purpose of this event was to create an open, honest and collaborative forum with 30 to 45 influential small business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and local leaders in the area.

Graphic recording allowed participants to see the connections in the conversation.  The visual images also allowed Dell to capture meaningful feedback so they can better serve the small business community.

The Business Experts included Melinda EmersonJosh Kopelman, and Ammi Kassar.

The session started with a review of the infographic I created prior to the event.  The infographic was based on a survey of small business owners in Philadelphia.

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Each of the business experts led sessions giving advice and answering questions.  Check out the visual summaries I created real-time during this event.

Graphic recording for #smallbizphilly think tank hosted by Dell, Melinda Emerson - @smallbizlady

Graphic recording for #smallbizphilly think tank hosted by Dell, Josh Kopelman - @joshk

Graphic recording for #smallbizphilly think tank hosted by Dell, Ami Kassar - @akassar

What was your biggest takaway from the images above? Please share and leave a comment.

How to Start Your Top 50 Prospect List

How to Start Your Top 50 Prospect List

Here is some great advice that you can put into action.

Tory Johnson is a speaker , author, and contributor on Good Morning America.  Tory is the visionary behind Women for Hire career expos and Spark & Hustle a national conference for business owners.  Tory is passionate about small business owners succeeding and her advice is to work from a Top 50 Prospect List.

Tory says, at all times, you should be adding people. companies, associations to your Top 50 that you want to do business with in the future.  This should be a living list, meaning you keep adding and taking away names as needed.  When you have your Top 50 you can be laser focused on who you will market to and how you will serve them.

That advice gave me the inspiration to draw this picture and start my own Top 50."Tory Johnson" @ToryJohnson Entrepreneur SketchNotes


Who do you put on your top 50 list? How do you generate leads?  Well, let’s step back.  You provide a service/product that solves a problem.  Who is having this problem? Who could use your help?  The answer is your top 50 prospects.

Now I have to admit, I was happy with my list of 5 prospects.  When I heard 50, I thought to myself “Aaargh.”

But you know what?  I’ve been chipping away at it, and I have 46 now.  I’m on a roll.

You can use any tool to keep track of your top 50.  My favorite method right now is using the Twitter list feature to keep track of mine.

By the time you read this, I may have my 50 already.  Woot!  You can do it, and it’s soooo worth it.

Don’t forget the Spark & Hustle conference, it’s a sure-fire way to build your  Top 50 list!

How do you find names for your Top 50 Prospect List?  Comment below.

How To Maximize Business Growth

How To Maximize Business Growth

How to maximize business growth.

I bet everyone wants to learn the secret to that.  Especially heading into the New Year!

That’s why I joined tons of others to hear Angela Jia Kim at the Google+ Hangout today.

I learned so much from Angela during this session.  When I learn, I share.  So here are all the golden nuggets captured in a visual summary.

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 Business Growth, Angela Jia Kim, Entrepreneur

Big thanks to Colleen DeBaise of Entrepreneur for hosting this session and featuring my visual summary here.

What was your biggest take-away?  Please comment below.

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