What People Say About The Broadcast...
"I very seldom leave comments on blogs, but you have become one, it not the, “marketer, teacher, and video guy I look forward to getting an email from. You always provide great, usable content, and are great at allowing us to glimpse into Stevie Land. Keep up the good work..."
"You always have the cleverest ways to explain the all-important basics so that we actually understand them and can apply them in our videos, Steve. This in and of itself is a talent, one that you’re a master at. I’m sure I’m speaking for all your fans and followers and they agree!"
"Just a very quick thank you, Steve. You make everything look so effortless – the hallmark of authenticity."
"I’ve been enjoying your tips for a long time, not only because they are great value but because the delivery is fun, novel and light-hearted."
"Of all the ‘video gurus’ I have watched and am aware of, your style of authentic, relaxed and inviting style of delivery is a total inspiration to me. When I think about being in front of the camera, which I have been practicing, I want to come across with the same easy, relaxed energy and authority."
"I know I don’t do enough with video, but what I do get done is better than I could possibly have done it without you and your incessant quest to help us bring good work to our clients. The example you give is really incredible and I am very grateful to have found you… it’s been so long now that I can’t even remember how that happened, but I know it was one of the Best Days!"
- Allison Rapp
"When my husband and I started doing videos he was so nervous about being in front of a camera, but we watched your videos and read your newsletters and now he is so much more comfortable. I am sure we have a lot more to learn and we look forward to taking advantage of your new material."
"Steven, you are a good storyteller. I should have known! :Loved the message, effects, music bed and “set.” I’ll always be a fan!"
"Very inspiring, Steve. You’ve made me see the missing ingredient in my videos; what I can add to give them much more appeal and impact. I’m going to build a new one….directed to our wounded warriors as my target audience. Using the techniques you’ve outlined, I know it can be much more effective.
Thanks again…for all the inspiration you give us."
"My inner voice told me there was art I could make with video; it didn’t have to be marketing related. What a relief! Thanks for that."
Asking the Right Questions Puts You Back in Charge
Anyone who has ever felt compelled to chase clients, "close" sales or curry favor with anyone, understands. I've been there and it certainly didn't work for me.
For years I obsessed about the "best" way to approach everything I was trying to do in business. Getting the right autoresponder, the right WordPress theme, the right camera, the right copy.
And that usually came down to who ELSE was using it. Then I would more often than not learn that it was a case of the blind leading the blind.
It was confusing popularity for authority. Popularity is easy to spot. Authority? Not so much.
I wish someone had created a webcast like this back then. One that focused on what I needed to find within myself and then take to market. But they didn't. So I had to do it myself.
Today sales are not the slog they used to be. In fact, I don't sell anymore in the traditional sense. This blog demonstrates what it needs to and people sell themselves over time.
It may sound simple, but the difference in approach is not. It's also not an overnight thing. It takes awareness. Then it takes practice. Most people don't want anything to do with either of those. They just want the "results". Now.
But looking for answers "out there" to questions that can only be answered "in here" is a long, depressing and ultimately fruitless quest.
This quest usually manifests in the search for "the ultimate tactic", and there are countless places to find those.
Another "must" in expressing authority is the willingness to persist. Eventually you realize that the goal is in the everyday activities. In my case it's creating these episodes every week and sharing them with you.
Then all of a sudden there is a result. Even the monetary results we really want are already there. All we have to do is get out of our own way, just this once. Then again. And again. Until it becomes a new habit.
And then when they call you an overnight success, you just smile and say "Yeah, I'm pretty lucky, aren't I?"
Because along the way you've realized we are all creation beings. Our inner world creates our outer world. It's just that most of the time we either deny this, resist it or try to change it from the outside.
But NONE of that works.
The Five Minute Authority is about what does work. It's about creating a new world. Only this time, creating the world you actually want. If that's what you're ready for, we're here for you.
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