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Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen


If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a StoryBrand podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller brings you practical advice ab...Show More
#139: Kirsten Powers—Behind the Scenes of the 24-Hour News Cycle

34:17 | Mar 11th

As a business leader, you’ve got to pay attention to what’s going on in the world. But with 24-hour news cycles, constant outrage, and endless “hot takes,” it can feel impossible to truly understand the issues. To help us make sense of it, Don sits d...Show More
#161: Lindsey Pollak—How to Create a Thriving Workplace Culture

40:00 | Aug 12th

Millennials want to work from home or a totally open office space – and have unlimited time off – right? Wrong. On today’s podcast, Lindsey Pollak, a leading expert on Millennials and author of the book The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multi...Show More
#160: Cal Newport—How to Digitally Declutter Your Life

36:41 | Aug 5th

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with our smartphones and digital media. The technology is here to stay, so how can we keep social media and apps like Slack from killing our productivity? Marie Kondo may have helped us declutter our homes, bu...Show More
#159: Keith Cunningham—5 Simple Ideas That Will Help You Avoid Dumb Business Mistakes

42:39 | Jul 29th

Captain Obvious here: Successful businesses don’t do stupid stuff.  Of course we all know that, but running a business is hard! And that means we all make dumb (and costly) mistakes along the way. Today’s guest, Keith Cunningham, teaches 5 key discip...Show More
#158: Adam Savage—7 Eye-Opening Ways To Be More Creative

37:00 | Jul 22nd

“Well, I’m not really a creative type.”   Today on the podcast, Adam Savage (host of the popular show Mythbusters) is going to bust THAT myth for us.   We’re all creative -- whether we build model cars or entire organizations. But we don’t always kno...Show More
#157: Dr. John Townsend—Energize Your Life With These 7 Key Relationships

33:48 | Jul 15th

If you’re a leader, you need energy. But if you don’t have the right people in your life, you’ll always feel drained. On today’s podcast, Dr. John Townsend shares the 7 types of relationships -- which ones we need, which ones we don’t, and how to bal...Show More
#156: Craig Detweiler—3 Practical Ways to Tell a Compelling Brand Story on Social Media

26:44 | Jul 8th

We all know we’re supposed to be using social media to build our brands. But how can we do it in a way that truly serves our customers, too? Craig Detweiler is a film and media commentator, and he joins our own Dr. J.J. Peterson to show us how. If yo...Show More
#155: David Epstein—Why You Don’t Need to Specialize in Order to Succeed

41:16 | Jul 1st

If you manage a team, you may think you need a collection of top-notch specialists. But you’ll second-guess that strategy after you listen to today’s podcast. David Epstein joins us to show the power of having range -- broad, generalized knowledge th...Show More
#154: Alden Mills—4 Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL Commander

45:58 | Jun 24th

Leadership is tough enough from your comfy cubicle. Now, imagine doing it on the front lines as a Navy SEAL. That’s exactly what today’s podcast guest has done. Former Navy SEAL Commander Alden Mills joins us to share four powerful (and surprisingly ...Show More
#153: Ken Coleman—The 5 Types of People Who Can Skyrocket Your Success

41:50 | Jun 17th

What’s the biggest factor in our success? It’s not what we do. It’s who we’re in proximity to. Today on the podcast, Ken Coleman tells us how to surround ourselves with influential people and put ourselves in intentional places. Listen now, and you j...Show More
#152: Dr. Wanda Wallace—Do You Have to “Know It All” to Be a Good Leader?

34:37 | Jun 10th

If you’re a leader, you probably got your role by being an expert in your field. So what happens when you need to broaden your leadership role and oversee people whose field you aren’t an expert in? Today’s guest, Dr. Wanda Wallace, shows us three pr...Show More
#151: Kevin Kruse—7 Old-School Leadership Principles You Need to Ditch ASAP

44:27 | Jun 3rd

You may not even realize it, but a lot of our “traditional” principles of leadership don’t fit today’s modern world. In this episode, Kevin Kruse will help you ditch outdated leadership ideas so you can strengthen your team and improve your company.
#150: Les McKeown—5 Practical Ways to Scale Your Business for Maximum Profit

50:47 | May 27th

If you’re a visionary leader, you know how to inspire your company with big ideas. But you may not know how to scale your company with the right processes and hires -- and over time, your bottom line will suffer. Listen to today’s episode with Les Mc...Show More
#149: Mike Michalowicz—7 Steps to Follow So Your Business Runs Itself

53:02 | May 20th

Could you take a month-long vacation from your business without things falling apart? One of our favorite guests, Mike Michalowicz, returns with seven steps you can follow to build a more efficient organization that runs on its own, without relying o...Show More
#148: Joshua DuBois—Here’s Why Genuine Empathy is a Game Changer for Your Business

38:27 | May 13th

Great leadership starts with understanding your customers and your staff. But it doesn’t end there. To truly succeed, you need to be able to make genuine human connections with those around you. Today on the podcast, Donald Miller welcomes Joshua DuB...Show More
#147: Susan David—How to Harness Your Emotions to Make Wiser Business Decisions

43:04 | May 6th

Do you want a team that’s collaborative and innovative? That means you’ll also have conflict and failure -- and all the messy emotions that come with them. On today’s podcast, Dr. Susan David shares how we can welcome emotions at work while also usin...Show More
#146: Josh Robbins—Is the Financial System Ripping You Off?

59:30 | Apr 29th

How much do financial markets actually impact your small business? More than you probably realize. And in this case, what you don’t know really can hurt you -- and your employees. Today on the podcast, fiduciary analyst Josh Robbins will arm you with...Show More
#145: How to “Recession Proof” Your Business

33:33 | Apr 22nd

Nobody wants to talk about it, but a potential recession is looming. And that’s a scary thought for most business leaders. But what if it was possible to make a a few changes in your business now so that you would be ready to survive a recession? Or ...Show More
#144: Willie Robertson—The Inspiring Story of Entrepreneurship Behind “Duck Dynasty”

1:02:26 | Apr 15th

Behind Willie Robertson’s success in the reality show “Duck Dynasty” is a powerful story of American entrepreneurship. Today on the podcast, he and Don share an honest (and hilarious) conversation about Willie’s journey as an unlikely CEO. How can we...Show More
#143: Michael Hyatt—How to Stop Hustling So You Can Achieve What Really Matters

52:19 | Apr 8th

So much productivity “advice” these days will help you cut down your workload. That’s great! But if you fill that time back up again with more work, that’s a surefire way to burn out and compromise the relationships in your life that really matter to...Show More
#142: Shannon Sedgwick Davis—The Power of Using Your Business to Champion a Social Cause

42:01 | Apr 1st

Shannon Sedgwick Davis is the CEO of Bridgeway Foundation, the foundation arm of a capitol management firm that gives half of its profits away, and with that money, she fought a Ugandan warlord. Yes, really! She’s on the podcast today to share the ex...Show More
#141: Sean Webb—How to Hack Your Emotions

47:02 | Mar 25th

Running a business can (and will) mess with your emotions. And when our emotions take over, the rational part of our brain shuts down. Not a good thing when you’re making high-stakes business decisions. Sean Webb show you how to “hack” your happiness...Show More
#140: Mark Miller—The 5 Character Traits You Need to Become a Strong Leader

51:05 | Mar 18th

You may have the finely honed skills of a leader, but people won’t follow you unless you have the heart of a leader. And that’s what we’re talking about today with Mark Miller. He’s the VP of High Performance Teams at Chick-fil-A, and he shares 5 cha...Show More
#138: Chris Voss—3 Science-Backed Tactics That Will Make You a Master Negotiator

40:39 | Mar 4th

If you lead a business, you’re constantly negotiating -- even if you don’t realize it. Make sure no one’s taking advantage of you, with help from today’s guest. Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator, and he understands the neuroscience that d...Show More
#137: Governor Bill Haslam—Leadership Lessons Straight from the Governor’s Office

28:57 | Feb 25th

As the Governor of Tennessee for the last eight years -- and a successful business leader before that -- Bill Haslam knows a lot about leadership. In this special episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, he joins Don for an earnest and inspiring...Show More
#136: David Pursell—What If You Sold Your Product in a Crazy, Unexpected Way?

39:53 | Feb 18th

How did one family-owned business crank out a 90% conversion rate (!!!!) for their golf course fertilizer -- even when their product cost more than their competitors’? They showed their prospects how great life could be once they buy -- and they did ...Show More
#135: Mathew Ford—How to Create “FOMO” and Make Your Marketing More Powerful

35:29 | Feb 11th

What will your customer miss out on if they don’t buy your product or service? That’s the power of “FOMO” - or “Fear of Missing Out.” And as marketers, it’s critical that we create it -- without resorting to cheap fear tactics. That’s why we’re excit...Show More
#134: How To Motivate Your Customers To Take Action—with Tyler Ginn

39:03 | Feb 4th

It’s no secret that a strong call to action is key for creating great marketing material. But what does it look like to actually craft a call to action that people respond to? To help answer that question we invited our Director of Marketing, Tyler G...Show More
#133: Horst Schulze—How to Lead With Vision So Your Brand Stands Out

37:05 | Jan 28th

The Ritz-Carlton is one of the most iconic brands in the world. And on this episode of the podcast, we welcome the visionary who built it, Horst Schulze. He shares the practical strategies he used to do it. How to craft a compelling vision. How to ma...Show More
#132: Dean Nelson—Practical Tips That Will Help You Conduct More Meaningful Interviews

43:43 | Jan 21st

We all need to know how to conduct great interviews. Whether you’re hiring, networking, doing customer discovery, or even dating, you need to be able to ask questions that solicit meaningful answers. On this episode of the podcast, Donald Miller talk...Show More
#131: Mike McHargue—The Science of Why Your Brand Needs a Villain

40:09 | Jan 14th

Want to make your brand’s messaging exponentially more powerful? Learn how to define a villain for your customers. That’s because our brains are hard-wired to pay attention to negative things -- threats, villains, potential losses. On today’s episode...Show More
#130: Aaron James—How to Define What Your Customer Really Wants

52:08 | Jan 7th

What are you selling? Your quick answer may be “real estate” or “jewelry” -- but to really connect with customers, you need to understand the deeper value you offer them. You don’t sell real estate, you sell peace of mind. You don’t sell jewelry, you...Show More
#129: The Best of 2018—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders

1:17:03 | Dec 31st, 2018

As we close out the year and look ahead to 2019, take a moment to reflect on how you’re growing as a business leader. This podcast is a great place to start. We’ve compiled the best and brightest insights from this year’s episodes, from world-renowne...Show More
#128: Jay Baer—Why You Need a Word-of-Mouth Marketing Strategy ASAP

39:26 | Dec 24th, 2018

Word of mouth plays a role in 50-90% of all buying decisions. But most of us have never actually sat down to outline a strategy that would get more customers talking about our brand. If that’s you, it won’t be after you listen to this episode. Jay Ba...Show More
#127: Blake Mycoskie—Should Your Company Take a Stand on a Social Issue?

32:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

Should your company take a stand on a social issue? There’s no better person to ask than TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. He and his team have built a thriving footwear brand on the One for One model of giving a pair of shoes to a child in need for every...Show More
#126: Tina Sharkey—How to Build a Strong Brand Around Your Core Values

33:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

We business leaders like to talk about our "core values," but all too often, those values don't actually show up in our products, services, and business practices. That's not the case at Brandless, an online retailer with a wholly different approach ...Show More
#125: Ian Cron—How the Enneagram Can Make You a More Effective Leader

28:27 | Dec 3rd, 2018

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic personality styles in the world. These styles, or “Types,” deeply influence how we think and act. But what does that mean for us as leaders? Enneagram teacher Ian Cron is ...Show More
#124: Ian Cron—The Do’s and Don’ts of Leading Each Enneagram Type

59:57 | Nov 26th, 2018

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic personality styles in the world. These styles, or “types,” deeply influence how we think and act. Today on the podcast, we welcome Ian Cron, an Enneagram teacher, to walk ...Show More
#123: Donald Miller and Andy Stanley—How Story Can Make You a Better Leader

42:56 | Nov 19th, 2018

By now you know the framework of story can transform your marketing. But how can story make you a better leader? Today on the StoryBrand podcast, the tables turn as Andy Stanley interviews Donald Miller about how to invite those you lead into a bigge...Show More
#122: Andy Stanley—5 Questions That Will Make Any Talk Clear and Memorable

33:12 | Nov 12th, 2018

Got something you need to communicate to a crowd? You KNOW it needs to be clear and memorable. But that’s easier said than done. Today on the podcast, we welcome one of the finest communicators we know, Andy Stanley. As a pastor and bestselling autho...Show More
#121: Jesse Cole—11 Surefire Ways to Delight Your Customers

32:18 | Nov 5th, 2018

How on earth does a summer league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia sell out every game? Well, it has nothing to do with the baseball -- and everything to do with the team’s philosophy of putting fans first. In this episode, we sit down with Savanna...Show More
#120: 4 Simple Marketing Tasks That Will Turbocharge Your 4th Quarter

50:53 | Oct 29th, 2018

We’re gearing up for a strong economy this holiday season. Is your marketing ready? If you’re not sure, listen to this episode. Don and JJ talk through the four simple tasks you need to create in order to have a great fourth quarter (and beyond!). Th...Show More
#119: Ben Malcolmson—Leadership Lessons from the NFL Sidelines

36:13 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Leadership, character, performance, and competition. All part of our lives as business leaders -- and also the driving forces for sports teams. So this week, as the NFL season heats up, we’re honored to have Ben Malcolmson, the assistant to Seattle S...Show More
#118: Jason Russell—The Power of Resilience When You Face Adversity

1:13:34 | Oct 15th, 2018

It’s not a question of whether or not we’ll face adversity. It’s a question of how we’ll respond when we do. So today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re featuring interviews with two incredibly resilient people. First, Donald Miller sits dow...Show More
#117: Michael Bungay Stanier—Coach Your Team to Success By Asking These 7 Questions

51:12 | Oct 8th, 2018

If you manage a team, it’s way too easy to just give advice and demand action. But if you want to get the best from your team so your business can grow, you’ve got to coach your people, not manage them. In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand po...Show More
#116: Mike Michalowicz—How to Structure Your Business Finances to Maximize Profit

55:53 | Oct 1st, 2018

Sales minus expenses equals profit, right? Not exactly, according to Mike Michalowicz, our guest on today’s episode. A lot of business leaders aren’t maximizing their profits because they’re thinking about them as what’s “left over.” He shares his sy...Show More
#115: Gina Bianchini—How to Build an Online Community for Your Customers

48:18 | Sep 24th, 2018

If you lead a business, you’ve got a huge opportunity to add value to your product or service. Trouble is, most everybody overlooks it. On today’s episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge talks with Gina Bi...Show More
#114: Dr. Arthur Laffer—How Taxes and Economic Policy Affect Your Business

1:07:12 | Sep 17th, 2018

If you’re a business owner, then you know how to pay your taxes. But do you understand the basic economic principles of how those taxes work? Or how economic policy affects your business’s growth? Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald M...Show More
#113: Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson—Philanthropy, Parenthood, and What It’s Like to Be the Duchess

33:32 | Sep 10th, 2018

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York is on the podcast! Sarah Ferguson sat down with our correspondent, Allison Trowbridge, for an inspiring conversation about how we can all bring an entrepreneurial spirit to improve the lives of those around us. ...Show More
#112: Snoop Dogg’s Manager and Ben Rector Take Us Behind the Scenes of the Music Industry

47:45 | Sep 3rd, 2018

In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at how music artists and managers develop their brands in a rapidly changing landscape. In part one, guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge interviews Russell Redeaux, the manager for Snoop Dogg and many ot...Show More
#111: Go Behind the Scenes of the Songwriting Business—with Tom Douglas (legendary songwriter) and Troy Tomlinson (CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing)

1:00:58 | Aug 27th, 2018

Ever wondered how songs get written, pitched, and cut? How songwriters and publishers work together? How the creative process unfolds? The role publishers play in getting a song out there? To answer all these questions, we sat down with legendary Nas...Show More
#110: Joey Coleman—How to Stop Losing Customers

47:36 | Aug 20th, 2018

Your customers are leaving in droves. Today’s guest, Joey Coleman, has the research to back it up. So if you want to keep your customers and grow your business, don’t miss this episode. In it, Joey highlights the 8 phases of customer experience so yo...Show More
#109: Rachel Botsman—How Trust Works in the Business World

38:39 | Aug 13th, 2018

We talk a lot about “trust” in our businesses. But a lot of us are getting it wrong. On this episode, Oxford lecturer and bestselling author Rachel Botsman joins us for a fascinating look at how trust works in the business world, how it’s changing, a...Show More
#108: Daniel Coyle—3 Magic Ingredients That Every Strong Company Culture Has

37:02 | Aug 6th, 2018

A vibrant company culture is a silver bullet for success. But how does culture work? What makes it gel? On this episode, we talk with NYT bestselling author Daniel Coyle, who unpacks 3 traits of great cultures and how we can develop them in our busin...Show More
#107: Marc Ventresca—3 Myths About Entrepreneurship That May Be Holding You Back

29:21 | Jul 30th, 2018

What is the “ideal” entrepreneur like? The answer may surprise you. Why? Because our assumptions about what it takes to run a business don’t really line up with what successful leaders actually do. Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, guest co...Show More
#106: Jenn Lim—How to Build a Positive Company Culture

39:33 | Jul 23rd, 2018

There’s more to business than just making money. We want to make the world better, both for our customers and our employees. To do that, we need to create a company culture that’s built around happiness. Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Do...Show More
#105: Go Behind the Scenes of the Art World

1:01:43 | Jul 16th, 2018

Art helps us see the world in a new way. But the art world itself can feel pretty intimidating. Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we talk with three art world insiders -- an artist, a curator, and a patron -- so we can understand how it wor...Show More
#104: Armando Lopez—6 Failproof Tips for Hiring Amazing People

51:13 | Jul 9th, 2018

Hiring the right person can transform your business. Bring on the wrong person, and you can substantially set it back. So if you’re growing your team, don’t miss this episode with Armando Lopez, the Executive Director of HR for Dave Ramsey’s company....Show More
#103: What Works Better: A Physical Office or a Virtual One?

57:15 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Do you really need a physical office space? Remote collaboration is easier than ever, and digital workplaces are on the rise. But how does each setup impact how we work? Which kind of office will help your team members achieve their best? Today on th...Show More
#102: Dr. Lee Norton—Why You Need to Pay Attention to Mental Health at Work

49:15 | Jun 25th, 2018

If you read the headlines, you know our mental health is precious. But you also know it’s in jeopardy. As business leaders, what can we do? Plenty. Today on the podcast, we welcome Dr. Lee Norton, a clinical social worker and trauma expert. She helps...Show More
#101: Peter Smith—What in the World is Cryptocurrency?

1:06:29 | Jun 18th, 2018

We hear words like “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” and “Bitcoin” and we know they’re supposedly the Next Big Thing. But what do they really mean? How are they relevant to us as business leaders? Today’s guest, Peter Smith, the CEO and Founder of Bl...Show More
#100: Bonnie St. John—How to Stop Mental Exhaustion So You Can Work Smarter

46:50 | Jun 11th, 2018

Why are we always mentally worn out? As business leaders, we ask a lot of our brains every day. Decisions, creativity, strategy, and more. And if we don’t protect our mental energy, it will show up in our bottom line. Today on the Building a StoryBra...Show More
#99: Business of Film—Go Behind the Scenes of the Cutthroat Movie Industry

1:03:01 | Jun 4th, 2018

Ever wonder what it’s like in the film industry? What it’s really like? Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re taking an insider tour of the movie business. Our guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge sat down with actor Kellan Lutz (of 'He...Show More
#98: Branden Harvey—How to Use Social Media in a Dynamic, Irresistible Way

43:48 | May 28th, 2018

If you want to build a strong social media following without resorting to negativity, you’ll love today’s episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast. Branden Harvey of Good, Good, Good joins Donald Miller for a conversation about how we can create ...Show More
#97: Too Faced Founders—How to Build an Authentic and Inviting (Billion Dollar) Brand

37:25 | May 21st, 2018

Growing a business is tough and risky. And as pressures rise and competition emerges, we’re tempted to make compromises with our brand in order to win the day. But if you want to be successful in the long run, you’ve got to know what your brand authe...Show More
#96: Vanessa Van Edwards—How to Become the Most Captivating Person in the Room

51:48 | May 14th, 2018

The awkward stops here, folks. If you want to be more memorable and captivating when you talk to other people, then you need to listen to this episode. Donald Miller talks with Vanessa Van Edwards, a human behavioral expert, about the art and science...Show More
#95: How 3 Successful Companies Hire Smart, Quality People

43:26 | May 7th, 2018

Making a smart hiring decision can make you a ton of money. But the wrong choice can set your business back dramatically. So how can you make sure you’re hiring the right person for the role? Today, we’re going to hear from three big brands who’ve de...Show More
#94: Shark Tank's Daymond John—How to Grind Out Success on Your Own Terms

40:36 | Apr 30th, 2018

On the podcast today, we welcome Daymond John. He founded the iconic fashion brand FUBU. He kills it every week on Shark Tank. He is, without a doubt, successful. But the story behind his success -- and how he pursues it now -- is what truly makes Da...Show More
#93: Steve Cockram—How to Lead Your Team So Everyone Brings Their Best

1:07:53 | Apr 23rd, 2018

If you want to build a team where everyone feels supported, heard, and ready to tackle big challenges, then you want to listen to this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast. In it, we welcome our correspondent Allison Trowbridge as she talks w...Show More
#92: Bob Goff—Leading Without Fear and Loving Without Limits

45:06 | Apr 16th, 2018

Hustle and grind. Plan out everything. Protect your availability. That’s the typical advice business leaders get to “maximize our efficiency.” But there’s more to life than efficiency. And no one models this better than Bob Goff, the bestselling auth...Show More
#91: Shannon Miles—9 Ways to Create a Life Where Both Work and Family Can Thrive

46:12 | Apr 9th, 2018

You’re driven to lead your business well. But you want quality time with your family, too. It’s a constant balancing act, and for women especially, it can seem like you have to choose one or the other. But Shannon Miles, today’s guest on the StoryBra...Show More
#90: Michael Hyatt—Redefining Productivity to Focus on What Actually Matters

40:50 | Apr 2nd, 2018

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a productivity junkie. You love getting stuff done and being successful. You write down stuff you’ve already done just so you can check it off! But when constantly being in “beast mode” leaves us feeling deplet...Show More
#89: Ron Clark—10 Practical Ways to Build a Positive, Productive Team

44:44 | Mar 26th, 2018

If building a positive team at your organization feels like a uphill battle, this week’s podcast is for you. Ron Clark joins Donald Miller to share ten practical habits that will help both leaders and employees contribute to their teams in extraordin...Show More
#88: Ryan Holiday—The Crazy Story of a Narrative War and the Conspiracy That Won It

41:28 | Mar 19th, 2018

The world around us is pretty bonkers. Fortunately, that’s good for us as business leaders. Behind every headline, there are so many lessons that can make our business stronger. Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we hear the crazy story behi...Show More
#87: Carey Lohrenz—Three Characteristics You Need to Be a Bold Leader

45:02 | Mar 12th, 2018

Why do organizations fail? For countless reasons, of course, but at the root of every business failure you’ll find a leader who never gave their team a clear vision. It sounds so simple, but in practice, only the boldest leaders have the courage to c...Show More
#86: Todd Herman—Why You’re Setting Goals Wrong (and How to Fix It)

28:09 | Mar 5th, 2018

90 days from now. It’s not that far away, is it? That’s all the time you need to accomplish a major goal, according to Todd Herman, a performance coach for athletes and business owners. He’s our guest today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast. He sh...Show More
#85: Tim Arnold—How to Embrace Tension to Be a Stronger Leader

54:39 | Feb 26th, 2018

Left or right. Justice or mercy. Traditional or innovative. Logic or gut instinct. We tend to be binary thinkers. We assume things have to be one way or the other. But this is dangerous, according to Tim Arnold, today’s guest on the Building a StoryB...Show More
#84: Patrick Lencioni—3 Fundamentals You Need to Build a Strong Company Culture

36:40 | Feb 19th, 2018

It’s easy to spot weak company culture, isn’t it? We’ve all witnessed the politics, egos, and backstabbing. That kind of toxic environment makes it hard to do good work and retain good people. But it’s not so easy to pinpoint what makes a thriving co...Show More
#83: Rachel Hollis—5 Practical Ways to Strengthen Your Business With Social Media

40:15 | Feb 12th, 2018

So, at this point, you know you need a strong social media strategy to grow your business. But it seems like the best practices are always changing. It takes a ton of time. You’re constantly updating all the things. And at the end of the day, you hav...Show More
#82: Scott Hamilton—How to Live More Like a Champion

43:59 | Feb 5th, 2018

When the Winter Olympics start this week, we’re going to be captivated by winners. We’ll get inspired by seeing years of hard work all come down to one moment of glory. You may not be fine-tuning your luge run. But as business leaders, we still want ...Show More
#81: Ron Carson—Insider Economic Advice to Help Business Leaders Win Big

53:45 | Jan 29th, 2018

These days, our economy shifts and evolves at light speed. It can be overwhelming and intimidating just to follow along with the news. But if you lead a business, you need to understand how these big-level marketplace changes affect your company. Whe...Show More
#80: Bryan Miles—5 Surprising Ways a Smart Assistant Will Simplify Your Life

41:16 | Jan 22nd, 2018

For your business to truly thrive, you’ve got to be good at delegation. You know this. But it’s so hard to relinquish control of your email, your calendar, and your travel. You’ve bought into the myth that only you can do it all, and it’s sucking the...Show More
#79: Dan Heath—How to Create Powerful Moments for the People You Serve

48:37 | Jan 15th, 2018

Have you ever felt like something is missing from your customers’ experience? Or that you and your team are just “going through the motions?”   Sure, you’re delivering a great product, but it’s just a business transaction. Worse, you and your team ha...Show More
#78: Daniel Pink—How to Stop Wasting Time and Start Wielding It

37:35 | Jan 8th, 2018

Do you always feel like you’re short on time? Most days, it seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that matters to us. But what if the problem isn’t how many hours we have — but how we’re using them? That’s the ...Show More
#77: Miles Adcox—How to Make Fear Work for You in 2018

44:00 | Jan 1st, 2018

We may hide it well, but the truth is most of us business leaders and executives suffer from the same fears that plagued us in middle school — appearing incompetent, vulnerable, and foolish. These fears get in the way of our goals and mess up our rel...Show More
#76: The Best of 2017, Part 2

35:53 | Dec 25th, 2017

Since it’s Christmas, we decided to wrap up all the practical advice from 2017 and give it to you in a single episode. Tune in to Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe-Giver and founder of TOMS, for the first three hires you should make as you scale up your bus...Show More
#75: The Best of 2017, Part 1

29:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

Get our most helpful advice from some of our favorite interviews in a single episode! As we close out the year, we’ve selected five big ideas from our conversations that zero in on building your business. You get to hear from Seth Godin, marketing ge...Show More
#74: Jerry Linenger—How to Accomplish Your Mission Under Extreme Pressure

52:52 | Dec 11th, 2017

You don’t get to meet an astronaut everyday. They’re really special people who beat terrific odds (less than 1%) to get where they are. So what an honor it is to have Astronaut Jerry Linenger on the podcast. He was sent on some of the most dangerous...Show More
#73: Whitney Johnson—How to Protect Your Company in a World of Disruption

35:07 | Dec 4th, 2017

As consumers, we admire disruptors like Netflix, Uber, and Apple. But as a business leader, disruption can cause you to lose sleep at night. You’ve got to stay ahead of the competition or you might get left behind. In this episode of the Building a S...Show More
#72: Todd Duncan—5 Rules That Will Help You Attract Loyal Customers

42:01 | Nov 27th, 2017

How much can poor customer service cost you? The answer is more than you think. Donald Miller sits down with Todd Duncan, author of The $6,000 Egg. A best-selling author and thought-leader in the sales industry, Todd outlines five scenarios that illu...Show More
#71: Tricia Rose Burt—How to Reach Your Customers with These 3 Storytelling Principles

57:39 | Nov 20th, 2017

How can a professional storyteller help you grow your business? Simple. Business is about persuading people to buy your products or services. And, psychologists tell us that storytelling is the most effective method of persuasion. So, you’re going to...Show More
#70: Dorie Clark—How to Start a Business That Will Make You Money

35:24 | Nov 13th, 2017

If you’ve ever seriously thought about starting a business of your own, you’ve probably discovered how difficult it is to get good advice on how to do it. What you need is a map, a blueprint, of how to get from your cubicle to doing what you love. An...Show More
#69: Chris Hogan—4 Obstacles to a Happy Retirement and How to Overcome Them

56:31 | Nov 6th, 2017

You’re going to retire someday. And we’re not talking about just a few years of your life. People are living longer. More people will live to 100 than ever. So you might be in financial stress for a good 20 to 25 years of your life if you don’t make ...Show More
#68: Charles Duhigg—Increase Your Productivity and Reclaim Your Life

38:33 | Oct 30th, 2017

Do you feel like no matter how hard you work, you’re always behind? The worst part is you know of highly productive people who have time for everything important — family, health, friends and business. Nothing has to be sacrificed upon the altar of s...Show More
#67: Chris McChesney—The 4 Disciplines That Will Make You Win In Business

47:25 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Does running your business feel like you’re caught in a whirlwind? That ringing phone, the unexpected appointment, the stuff piling up from last week? Urgent matters keep popping up. All the while, more important things like growing your company gets...Show More
#66: Nancy Duarte—How to Crush that Upcoming Presentation

49:10 | Oct 16th, 2017

If you have an important, high-stakes presentation that needs to move people en masse in a given direction, Nancy Duarte is the person you’d call. She’s written, visualized, and helped people deliver some of the world’s greatest talks. Her Guide to P...Show More
#65: Donald Miller—The Framework That Makes Marketing Easy

43:32 | Oct 9th, 2017

This week my new book Building a StoryBrand is out! If you’ve been wanting to clarify your message pick it up today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble! That said, if you don’t want to order it because reading hurts your brain, there’s a distant, distant s...Show More
#64: Al Andrews—10 Things Powerful People Can Do to Not Screw Up Their Lives

44:21 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Being successful isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. I mean, look at the headlines. We can all name a few celebrities who crumbled under the pressure of fame and fortune. While well-known artists may deal with the problems of success on an ampli...Show More
#63: Ray Edwards—8 Magic Phrases That Will Make You Money

47:03 | Sep 25th, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to write sales copy for your product, then you’ve probably felt the intimidation of the blank page. Worse, when you’ve finally beat the blank page blues, your copy doesn’t deliver the results you wanted. Your words fail to persua...Show More
#62: Chris Guillebeau—How to Launch a Side Hustle That Will Make You a Profit in a Month

40:37 | Sep 18th, 2017

Ever thought about quitting your job to start a business of your own? Not everyone is ready to risk a secure job to launch a new enterprise. Some people really like their day job. And for many, a regular paycheck is a blessing. That’s why I’m honored...Show More
#61: Blake Mycoskie—The 3 Most Important Hires You Need to Make to Grow Your Business

42:57 | Sep 11th, 2017

If you had a chance to sit down with a world-renowned businessman, what would you ask? As an entrepreneur, you’d likely want him to go back to the point where you are and find out what crucial decisions he made to help his business go big. Blake Myco...Show More
#60: Chase Reeves—4 Steps That Will Make You a Successful Entrepreneur

53:11 | Sep 4th, 2017

Do you feel like your job isn’t what you should be doing? Perhaps you have a side hustle that you wish could be your main hustle? Or you have an entrepreneurial itch that just won’t go away? If so, you’d probably like some help in making your busines...Show More
#59: Robert Sutton—How To Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt

52:25 | Aug 28th, 2017

Many of our favorite movies and TV shows portray jerks at work. From droning Lumbergh in Office Space, clueless Michael in The Office, to sleazy Mr. Hart in 9 to 5, we find these characters so funny because they’re true. It isn’t funny, however, actu...Show More
#58: Craig Ross—Teams That Do Big Things Take These 7 Steps

38:40 | Aug 21st, 2017

Do you and your team members suffer from DSD — Distracted, Stressed, and Disconnected?  Sure, you believe in what your team is doing. And you believe in the people on your team. But it feels like no matter how hard you all work, the results keep elud...Show More
#57: Anthony Iannarino—Energize Your Sales Abilities With These 7 Expert Tips

34:38 | Aug 14th, 2017

Are you in a sales slump? What if I told you the reason for your lagging sales isn’t the fluctuating market. Neither is it your product or company. It’s not even the competition. Top sellers across various industries and companies prove that sales pe...Show More
#56: David Covey and Stephan Mardyks—7 Traps That Can Tank Your Success (And How to Avoid Them)

49:27 | Aug 7th, 2017

Running a company can sometimes feel like a treacherous journey. A bad financial decision will cost you a ton of money. If you don’t give enough attention to your relationships, you might lose your family. And a lack of focus sucks away precious time...Show More
#55: Seth Godin—5 Huge Paradigm Shifts that Will Change the Way You Do Marketing

45:42 | Jul 31st, 2017

This week, we’re honored to welcome Seth Godin to the Building a StoryBrand podcast. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last fifteen years, you recognize Seth Godin as a preeminent influencer in the marketing world. And in an industry that c...Show More
#54: The Best of 2017 (So Far), Part 2

44:10 | Jul 24th, 2017

If you want to grow your business, of course you’ve got to get the everyday stuff right: product quality, customer satisfaction, marketing, personnel, logistics, etc. But there’s more to success than those elements. To see the right kind of growth in...Show More
#53: The Best of 2017 (So Far), Part 1

41:59 | Jul 17th, 2017

For these next two episodes, we’ve selected several excellent clips for you to revisit or catch up on what you may have missed. Summer is a time for recreation, rest and reflection. Because we’ve covered so much great content, we wanted to take some ...Show More
#52: David Horsager—The 8 Pillars of Trust that Will Make or Break Your Business

43:22 | Jul 10th, 2017

Why does trust matter so much in business? In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re going to show you how to build trust in your company. Donald Miller interviews David Horsager, leadership speaker and author of The Trust Edge. Dav...Show More
#51: Molly Fletcher—6 Strategies that Will Help You Run Your Business Fearlessly

46:34 | Jul 3rd, 2017

What do elite athletes have that business leaders need? A fearless mindset. In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Molly Fletcher, a former sports agent who has taken what she’s learned from leaders in the ...Show More
#50: Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz—How to Create a Mutually Beneficial Mentoring Relationship

49:21 | Jun 26th, 2017

How did you get to where you are now in your business? I’m sure you could list a lot of factors. But every successful business leader will always point to specific people in their lives who mentored them along the way. Books and classes are powerful,...Show More
#49: Francis Jones—Are You Making These 8 Beginner Email Marketing Mistakes?

41:27 | Jun 19th, 2017

If you haven’t gotten serious about email marketing, it’s time. In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re going to take away the confusion behind getting started with email marketing. Donald Miller sits down with Francis Jones of In...Show More
#48: Caitlin Crosby—3 Powerful Lessons for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs

41:18 | Jun 12th, 2017

Imagine you see a homeless couple on the side of the road holding a sign that says “Ugly, Broke, and Hungry.” You stop to hear their story and take them out to dinner. And before the last course is served, you’ve invited them to be your business part...Show More
#47: Chris Anderson—6 Ways To Make Your Next Speech Absolutely Unforgettable

33:45 | Jun 5th, 2017

Go on, admit it. If you’re a business leader, you’ve stayed up late binge-watching -- no, not Game of Thrones -- but TED talks. And it’s totally understandable. TED talks take complex topics and present them in a way that everybody understands. There...Show More
#46: Luke Laird—An Inspiring Look at a Hit Songwriter’s Creative Process

47:09 | May 29th, 2017

Can you be both a disciplined, focused business leader and a deeply creative person? For us here at StoryBrand, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, the worlds of creatives and business leaders overlap more than we might assume. If you’re leading...Show More
#45: Auntie Anne Beiler—4 Ingredients You Need to Grow a Successful, Purpose-Filled Business

41:45 | May 22nd, 2017

If you’ve ever smelled that warm and buttery smell in the mall, and minutes later, had an Auntie Anne’s pretzel in your hand, you’re not alone. Auntie Anne’s has 2,000 locations in 26 countries. They’ve made 1.8 billion pretzels -- enough to go aroun...Show More
#44: Ernie Johnson—3 Life Lessons That Will Inspire You to Slow Down and Live Differently

42:04 | May 15th, 2017

Is it possible to live a life of service and sacrifice even while pursuing a career that matters deeply? When you look at the life of sportscasting legend Ernie Johnson, Jr., you can’t help but say yes. On this episode of the Building a StoryBrand po...Show More
#43: David McKeown—How to Predict Whether or Not Your Business Will Succeed

53:49 | May 8th, 2017

What if there were a roadmap that showed you all the major milestones your business was going to hit as it grows? Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s coming next and how to navigate well? That framework exists, and we’re going to explore it in depth ...Show More
#42: Ian Cron—Can the Enneagram Make You a More Effective Leader?

50:43 | May 1st, 2017

The better we understand people, the better leaders we’ll be. And one of the best tools for understanding yourself and those around you is the Enneagram. If you haven’t encountered it before, the Enneagram is simply an ancient personality framework. ...Show More
#41: Allan Heinberg—3 Powerful Takeaways Marketers Can Learn from a Master Storyteller

1:00:46 | Apr 24th, 2017

What’s the most powerful tool in the world for captivating the human brain? It’s storytelling. As business leaders, sometimes we struggle to keep our audience’s attention for a few seconds. But storytellers have figured out how to keep an audience’s ...Show More
#40: Juliet Funt—The Brutal Cost of Overload and How to Reclaim the Rest You Need

46:14 | Apr 17th, 2017

Most of us business leaders are glued to our phones. Work can feel all-consuming. We end each day fatigued and overloaded, and everything suffers as a result. But life isn't supposed to look like this. We need what Juliet Funt calls “white space” -- ...Show More
#39: Chris Zook—How to Turbocharge Your Company’s Growth with "The Founder’s Mentality"

41:19 | Apr 10th, 2017

Why do some companies stay young, agile, and competitive, while others get bogged down and decline? That’s the big question that this week's guest, Chris Zook, set out to answer. After years of research, he and his team at Bain Insights found three k...Show More
#38: Lee Cockerell—5 Lessons from a Disney Exec to Help You Develop Amazing People Skills

48:06 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Why do leaders fail? It’s not because they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s usually because they’ve failed to listen to and develop their staff. They’ve failed to respect and communicate well with them. Basically, they’ve failed at people skills. ...Show More
#37: Mel Robbins—Hack Your Motivation and Accomplish More With This Surprisingly Simple Strategy

36:33 | Mar 27th, 2017

Motivation is overrated. If you want to accomplish the things that will grow your life and your business, you can’t rely on it. And today’s guest on the Building a Story Brand podcast, Mel Robbins, is with me on this notion that motivation isn’t the ...Show More
#36: Daniel Tardy—Nine Strategies That Will Make Your Meetings More Productive

37:48 | Mar 20th, 2017

Why are most meetings so awful? A lot of us leave every meeting feeling like we’ve wasted our time and gotten nowhere on a problem -- only to get back to our desks farther behind on our “real jobs.” But with a little intention, we can make meetings n...Show More
#35: Elon Musk’s Biographer, Ashlee Vance—What Can Everyday Entrepreneurs Learn from the Life of Elon Musk?

42:04 | Mar 13th, 2017

There’s nobody like Elon Musk. As the founder and CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla (among other ventures), he is arguably the world’s most visionary entrepreneur. And on the podcast this week, Donald Miller interviews Ashlee Vance, the man who wrote Musk...Show More
#34: Stephen Mansfield—10 Warning Signs of a Leadership Crash (and How to Fix Them)

51:53 | Mar 6th, 2017

Why do leaders crash and burn, taking their companies and families down with them? Is it the inevitable result of pressure or a character flaw? Or can it all be prevented? In this episode of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Miller sits down...Show More
#33: Carrie Green—6 Steps That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

40:19 | Feb 27th, 2017

If you’re trying to start and grow a business, you know it’s not an easy road. Rewarding, yes. Eventful, yes. But easy? Not at all. But like any journey, you’re better off if you’ve equipped yourself properly for it. And that’s why I am so honored to...Show More
#32: Greg McKeown—How to Live and Work with Radical Clarity

50:21 | Feb 20th, 2017

According to Greg McKeown, the author of Essentialism, most of us have been living under the assumption that we can have it all -- we just have to cram it all into our lives. As a result, we end up busy (not necessarily productive) and stretched too ...Show More
#31: Mike Pacchione—8 Expert Tips That Will Make Your Next Speech Unforgettable

34:59 | Feb 13th, 2017

For business leaders, public speaking skills are critical. Whether you’re delivering a major keynote or simply leading a staff meeting, you’ve got to be able to engage your audience and communicate powerfully. That’s why public speaking expert Mike P...Show More
#30: Lee LeFever—Why You’re Confusing Your Customers and How to Fix It

29:59 | Feb 6th, 2017

As business leaders, we often get so focused on the details of our company that we forget to step back and understand things from our customers’ perspective. As a result, we talk over our potential customers’ heads in our communication and marketing....Show More
#29: Chalene Johnson—How to Effectively Scale Your Business Without Losing Your Mind

43:19 | Jan 30th, 2017

We’re passionate about growing our businesses, aren’t we? But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, the path of scaling a company is lined with landmines and pitfalls, both personal and professional. This week on the Building a Story Brand podcast, D...Show More
#28: Rachel Cruze—7 Smart Habits That Will Transform Your Personal Finances

37:15 | Jan 23rd, 2017

As a business leader, you’d never start a year without a working budget or a sense of your profit margin, would you? But most of us don’t have the same kind of awareness and discipline when it comes to our personal finances. That’s why we’ve got Rach...Show More
#27: Don Schneider—How to Create a Big Brand (Even On a Small Budget)

52:01 | Jan 16th, 2017

If you’re good at marketing, you know how to make people understand what you offer. But if you’re good at branding, you know how to make people feel a certain way about it. When you master this, you can create exponential value for your business. (Fo...Show More
#26: John Lowry—5 Strategies That Will Make You a Strong Negotiator

1:02:31 | Jan 9th, 2017

A lot of us believe that killer negotiators are born, not made. But that’s not true. When you know a few key strategies, you can become a great negotiator and land great outcomes for your business. Best of all, you can do it while treating others wit...Show More
#25: StoryBrand Productivity Schedule

37:44 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Welcome to 2017! If you’re wondering how to make this year more productive and meaningful, try the 30-day process we walk you through in this week's episode. This system won’t take you more than a few minutes each day, but it will unlock new levels o...Show More
#24: The Best of 2016

1:10:05 | Dec 26th, 2016

Get our best wisdom from 2016, compressed into a single episode! As we close out the year, we’ve selected clips from 10 conversations we’ve had on the podcast and highlighted our biggest takeaways from them. If you’re traveling over the holidays, thi...Show More
#23: David Kinnaman—10 Expert Tips to Strengthen Your Business with Surveys

49:56 | Dec 19th, 2016

As good as your gut may be about your customers, there are some aspects of your business that are too important to guess at. That’s why I’m thrilled to have David Kinnaman joining us on this episode of the Building a Story Brand podcast. He’s the own...Show More
#22: Nigel Green—3 Reasons Why You Should Fire Yourself This Week (Really)

23:15 | Dec 12th, 2016

2017 is right around the corner. How can you set yourself up for a great year in your job? What if I said you should fire yourself? It sounds crazy, but it’s exactly what our CEO, Nigel Green, does every year. It gives him the perspective and energy ...Show More
#21: Amy Porterfield—4 Foolproof Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing

46:43 | Dec 5th, 2016

If you’re trying to run and grow a business, you know you’re going to need smart marketing tactics to get you to the next level of success. The trouble is, there is SO MUCH information out there. And not all of it can be trusted to actually work for ...Show More
#20: Miles Adcox—6 Characteristics that Will Make You an Emotionally Strong Leader

1:01:52 | Nov 28th, 2016

Can we be real with each other? Leading a business packs a big emotional punch. The stress of the day-to-day. The immense pressure to succeed. The isolation at the top. The strangeness of managing an image. It’s a heavy burden to carry around -- and ...Show More
#19: Nicole Walters—4 Surprising Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Better at Selling

47:26 | Nov 21st, 2016

Entrepreneurs, listen up. If you want to bust through that revenue plateau, you’ve got to get good at selling -- even if you don’t think of yourself as a salesperson. We’re pleased to have Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life joining us on this episo...Show More
#18: Jon Gordon—4 Inspiring Principles to Develop More Grit

38:23 | Nov 14th, 2016

As business leaders, we throw the word “grit” around a lot. It’s hard work, resilience, and toughness all rolled into one. But where does grit come from? And how can we tap into it to improve our companies and our lives? In this episode of the Buildi...Show More
#17: Ryan Deiss—4 Simple Ways to Make Your Marketing More Persuasive

48:36 | Nov 7th, 2016

What do you offer your customers? Sure, you’ve got a product or service. But really, you offer your customers some kind of transformation. And when you fully understand this “before” and “after” journey of your customers, you can reach them on a whol...Show More
#16: Rory Vaden—5 Revolutionary Strategies That Will Maximize Your Time

47:55 | Oct 31st, 2016

Did you wake up this morning and ask, “What am I going to get done today?” Or did you say, "How can I use my time today in a way that makes tomorrow better?" If we really want to accomplish our big goals while keeping our priorities straight, we need...Show More
#15: Christy Wright—5 Ways Entrepreneurial Women Can Thrive and Win Big

37:32 | Oct 24th, 2016

Starting a business comes with plenty of challenges. And women face a unique set of them as they become entrepreneurs. To help, Donald Miller sat down with Christy Wright, founder of Business Boutique. And we’re kicking off the third season of the Bu...Show More
How to Use Processes that Scale Your Business Big Time

12:13 | Oct 17th, 2016

Are key tasks falling through the cracks as your business grows? It's a common problem for entrepreneurs as they scale up their business. And it's very fixable with the help of today's mini-episode of the StoryBrand podcast. We’re talking about proce...Show More
7 Reasons Your Website Isn’t Working

17:45 | Oct 10th, 2016

Is your website like Teflon or Velcro? In other words, when someone visits your site, do they get confused and slide right off? Or do they find plenty of hooks and stick around? In today’s mini-episode of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Mi...Show More
The Problem with Multiple Revenue Streams (And How to Fix It)

13:14 | Oct 3rd, 2016

If you’ve been in business awhile, you’ve probably got a variety of revenue streams from multiple products or services. How can you connect the dots so existing customers who bought one thing from you understand all the other ways you can help them? ...Show More
30 Proven Ways to Make Any Product More Valuable

22:52 | Sep 26th, 2016

A $10 Timex and a $10,000 Rolex do the same thing -- tell time. But there’s a vast difference in their perceived values. That’s what Donald Miller and his team are talking about in today’s minisode of the Building a Story Brand podcast. When you incr...Show More
What Strong Leaders Do When Emotions Run High

13:49 | Sep 19th, 2016

Most of us don’t like to admit it or show it, but the workplace is an emotional place. We’re mixing people, performance, and money together -- what could go wrong?! In this “minisode” of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Miller sits down wit...Show More
3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Hiring a Sales Rep

11:56 | Sep 12th, 2016

If you’re an entrepreneur and you haven’t hired a salesperson yet, this “minisode” of the Building a Story Brand podcast is for you. Donald Miller and Nigel Green are going to help you avoid the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make in the sales de...Show More
How to Tell People What You Do in 3 Easy Steps

17:08 | Sep 6th, 2016

When someone asks you what you do, do you have a clear, concise "one-liner" to explain it? Or do you talk in circles and confuse the heck out of whatever poor soul asked you? In this “minisode” of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Miller, J....Show More
#14: Jeff Walker—Secrets of a Successful Product Launch

48:55 | Aug 22nd, 2016

You can launch a product online with hope. Or you can launch it with a plan. In the Season 2 finale of the Building a Story Brand podcast, Donald Miller talks with Jeff Walker, digital marketing pioneer and creator of the wildly successful Product La...Show More
#13: Brian Clark—How to Win Big With Content Marketing

46:18 | Aug 15th, 2016

Would you propose on a first date?   Of course not, but that's how many businesses approach marketing. You get a lead and immediately start asking for the sale.   In this episode of Building a Story Brand, Donald Miller talks with Brian Clark of Copy...Show More
#12: Ben Crane—5 Habits of People Who Win Big (Even Under Pressure)

46:19 | Aug 8th, 2016

If we approached our jobs the way professional golfers approach theirs, we'd all be millionaires.   Meet Ben Crane, a PGA Tour golf pro consistently ranked among the world's best. Behind every stroke, he's packed countless hours of discipline, planni...Show More
#11: Ken Blanchard—How to Cast a Vision So People Listen

40:15 | Aug 1st, 2016

We have mantra at StoryBrand: ​if you confuse, you'll lose.​   We say it in reference to customers, but it's also true for your team. Businesses don't just falter because they lack a vision. They falter because the employees don't truly understand wh...Show More
#10: Toi Sweeney—Is Your Professional Wardrobe Hurting Your Business?

42:23 | Jul 25th, 2016

Like it or not, we all judge each other by our appearances. What you wear makes an instant impression on your customers. It's up to you to define what that impression is.   In this episode of Building a Story Brand, Donald Miller sits down with Toi S...Show More
#9: David Salyers—3 Ways to Deliver Value and Delight Your Customers

37:17 | Jul 18th, 2016

Ever struggled to keep your customers coming back? Donald Miller talks with Chick-fil-A's VP of Brand Activation, David Salyers, to discuss how the beloved fast-food chain has built a multi-billion-dollar business by dazzling its customers.   In this...Show More
#8: Canlis—Secrets of Insanely Good Customer Service

35:40 | Jul 11th, 2016

Customer service matters more than ever in our super-connected world. One customer experience for your business — good or bad — may end up influencing thousands of people.   In the Season 2 opener of Building a Story Brand, Donald Miller sits down wi...Show More
#7: Scott Hamilton—​How to Show Up, Hit Your Goals, and Win Big

44:44 | Apr 24th, 2016

What really drives true success — whether it's on the ice or in the office? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and humanitarian. They dig into what it takes to accomplish your biggest go...Show More
#6: Ray Edwards—Why Your Sales Copy Stinks (and How to Fix It)

33:53 | Apr 18th, 2016

Feel like your sales copy falls flat? Join Donald Miller for a conversation with world-renowned copywriting and marketing pro Ray Edwards. You'll discover Ray's six-part formula for writing persuasive sales copy, including one critical element most p...Show More
#5: Jonathan Davis—How to Make Your Call to Action Irresistible

27:28 | Apr 11th, 2016

As anyone who's ever bought a set of kitchen knives at 2 a.m. will tell you, infomercials are selling machines. And in this podcast, you'll discover exactly how and why they work so well. Donald Miller talks with infomercial producer Jonathan Davis t...Show More
#4: Claire Diaz-Ortiz—6 Steps to Accomplish More in Less Time

33:58 | Apr 4th, 2016

Feel overwhelmed and overworked? Don't miss this game-changing conversation with Donald Miller and Twitter pioneer Claire Diaz-Ortiz. In this episode, you'll discover six steps you can take to achieve more by doing less — starting today. This practic...Show More
#3: Dave Ramsey—How to Be the Guide and Attract More Customers

34:48 | Mar 28th, 2016

Donald Miller talks with personal finance legend Dave Ramsey about how to position your business as a guide and focus on your customers' successes. Dave intuitively understands this marketing strategy, and it's a huge reason why his products and cont...Show More
#2: Mike McHargue—Why People Buy: The Powerful Science of Selling

29:21 | Mar 18th, 2016

Donald Miller sits down with Mike McHargue, aka "Science Mike," to discuss what's really going on in your customers' brains when they come to your website. It's a fun and accessible look at the neuroscience of sales and marketing. When you understand...Show More
#1: Michael Hyatt—How to Know What Your Customers Are Thinking

32:48 | Mar 11th, 2016

Donald Miller talks with special guest Michael Hyatt, the seven-figure leadership blogger and New York Times best-selling author. Hyatt shares his process for understanding his readers at a high level and serving them well. In this conversation, you'...Show More