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018 – Ed May – Puppeteering expert

"find out what you're passionate about and get excited about learning"

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What can I say? I had no clue who Ed May was going in to our conversation other than knowing that we got connected on the 48 Days community when I was asking for experts to talk to. Well that meant I had to do some digging to ensure that it was a fun episode. What I didn’t expect to find was that being a professional puppeteer, like Ed is, could be so fun. I honestly felt like a little kid on Christmas opening the best gift in the world.

Ed has been a puppeteer for many years and in fact has recently launched Runaway Puppet Theater – his own theatre company. We talk about the approach he’s taking to grow his audience and reach within the education system. And as any puppeteer will tell you, most of the time you’re on contract so you’re constantly marketing your skills. That makes perfect sense then that I managed to find Ed’s demo reel online. The 0:26 mark is a particularly favorite part of the reel.

Experts mentioned

Jim Henson
Fred Rogers
Ernie Coombs
Phillip Huber

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Dustin Hartzler

017 – Dustin Hartzler – WordPress expert

"figure what to be an expert in then start the learning process"

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Dustin Hartzler is actually an engineer, not just Your Website Engineer. He’s a WordPress expert having grown his business using the platform over the last three and half years. He’s recently launched a new website that introduces you to ways you can easily manage your website at ConquerYourWebsite.com where he gives three free training videos. You definitely will want to check it out.

Dustin goes in to ways that he’s grown his podcast audience – now over 150 episodes – and some proven techniques you can use to grow your audience. And finally we also touch on the “price to the bottom” mentality that’s been going on in web development for several years and how that’s now starting to change.

Experts Mentioned

Cliff Ravenscraft

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John Murphy

016 – John Murphy – Leadership coaching & business growth expert

"start thinking about your why"

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John Murphy is an international leadership and business coach working with high-level executives to grow their business. In today’s conversation we get in to creating your ideal customer to really explode and grow your audience.

Who is your customer?

This is the single, biggest question to ask yourself and spend time defining to really get rock star results. Everything from creating a customer avatar, to defining your target market. It’s all covered in today’s Expert Empire conversation.

Experts Mentioned

Cliff Ravenscraft
Simon Sinek
Stephen Covey

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