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#MentorMonday [Recap]: Being A Speaker Starts With Marshawn Evans And These 3 Steps

 

#MentorMonday started out with practical advice for your BIG dreams when Paul gave this tip for Twitter:

Depending on your posting frequency on Twitter, post more content, not less.  Paul has increased his postings on the social media platform and has been getting about 100,000 click throughs per day!  By tweeting at all times of the day he is seeing much better engagement on his quality content.

And then, drumroll please…

He also announced that his producer, Ella Rucker, is speaking at Social Media Week Lagos AND #MentorMonday alum Russ Terry, CEO of @CoachHostRadio, is a sponsor of #SMWMastermind at @SMWLagos.  #MentorMonday is about building a community and we are grateful that we are supporting each other.  Spreecast is also a proud sponsor of this huge step in growing the #MentorMonday family internationally.

Also, if you have signed up for Weekend Startup School, but haven’t gotten any response, please email Ella.  The Weekend Startup School has been expanded so if you would still like to participate or need more info you can go to WeekendStartupSchool.com.

Next up was our guest, Marshawn Evans.

In his intro, Paul testified that he has followed Marshawn’s advice for his public speaking career and has seen a rise in the income he is able to make.

Marshawn shared her story on how she became one of the highest paid and most in demand speakers in the world.  She started in daycare centers and then worked her way through the pageant circuit.

She advised the #MentorMonday community on one of the first things they need to do when they decide they want to start speaking.

Be clear on where you are in your speaking career.  You are an

1.  Aspiring speaker if you haven’t found your story or your brand.

2. Emerging speaker if you are in business, but have inconsistent income and inconsistent visibility.

3. Established influencer if you are having problems monetizing your influence.

Marshawn and her team are creating #Speakerpreneurs (trademarked phrase, of course).

She also gave information on how the “big four” speaking opportunities for beginner entrepreneurs can make you more money.

But the BEST gift to speakers from Marshawn’s visit to #MentorMonday? Access to her new, 3-part video series for FREE (you can find it here) early for the #MentorMonday family!

You can find the whole conversation on Spreecast by clicking here.

Resources:

Marshawn’s Free Video Series

Marshawn’s Twitter

Ella’s Social Media Week Lagos Speaker Profile

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#MentorMonday [Recap]: Defining Your Mission And Your Vision With Angela Benton

This week on #MentorMonday we welcomed on Ms. Angela Benton.  Angela came on #MentorMonday to talk about how to define your mission and your vision for a better business and better life.  How did Angela define her life and her business?  She saw a need and made it her mission to help entrepreneurs.  Angela brought diversity to Silicon Valley.  As the founder and CEO of the NewME Accelerator program, Angela has accelerated hundreds of entrepreneurs.  Since 2011, NewME entrepreneurs have raised over $17 million in venture capital funds.  So it is safe to say that Angela has certainly defined success in Silicon Valley.

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#MentorMonday [Recap]: Conquering 2015 D.U.M.B. Goals With F.O.C.U.S.

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2015 and the first #MentorMonday recap!

Let’s start this recap doing something different.  Share in the comments what you did in 2014 for your business or your life in general that will set the stage for 2015 being all the better.  You never know who will take your best of 2014 to make 2015 their best.

Now, to the #MentorMonday recap.

Paul started off the session in a new location which later played a part in one of the big surprises of the show.  We lost him mid show and he had to be replaced with a #MentorMonday alum, Chris Burns.

To begin, Paul shared a story from the death bed of his uncle-in-law.  This 78-year-old man revealed, “Man, this thing goes by fast.”  And “this thing” is life.

So how do you make the most of this thing that goes so fast?  Setting goals, staying focused, and rolling with the entrepreneurial, life, and technical punches that are dealt to you.

The first question (after who was drinking what, of course) out of the #MentorMonday box was, “Do you need goals?” And the answer was surprising.

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#MentorMonday [Recap]: Don’t Be “A Damn Fool!” Monetization Panel

Our host, Paul C. Brunson, started off the night with maybe one of the biggest shocks in #MentorMonday history!  In #MENTORMONDAY HISTORY!  But you have to watch the show to find out what it was.  (Spoiler alert: Red Stripe and Blue Moon may be heartbroken.)

He also took the time to remind us of one of the most phrases uttered on #MentorMonday. Yes, Chris Burns (who was in this week’s Spreecast audience) gave us this bit of wisdom and quite possibly the most retweeted #MentorMonday quote from his time on the #MentorMonday Entrepreneur Panel: simply, “Get money.”

But how do you “Get money”?

And just as important, if not more so, how do you monetize your business and then build several streams of revenue? Our #MentorMonday monetization panel with Tionna Smalls, Jullien Gordon, and Trent Shelton share how they do it.

#MentorMonday; monetization

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#MentorMonday 25 [Recap]: The Hope Panel

“The minute you are willing to surrender your biggest dreams…the success follows.” ~ Mandy Hale

“When you think you’ve lost hope it’s just the Universe’s way of telling you there is something else out there for you.” ~ Russ Terry

“When you step out on faith you don’t fall.” ~ Paul C. Brunson

“I don’t even watch the news [on TV] because it’s too depressing…I have to make a decision to remain positive and hopeful at all times.” ~ Angela Russell

#mentormonday; hope

We’re talking HOPE, with the “Oprah emphasis.” This episode of #MentorMonday took a fascinating and dare I say, ‘hopeful’ look at how to keep hope and how to keep from losing hope. Some of us, like Paul, like our hope in a liquid form!

Seriously, though, hope, and the elements of hope, including faith and confidence, were the focus of this episode. Paul considers himself “The Hope Guy,” so this episode is near and dear to his heart (but honestly, every episode is!)…and to the hearts of the #MentorMonday Community.

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#MentorMonday And #ThxBirthControl Get Sexy “After Dark”: We Dare You To Watch

#MentorMonday got a little daring in the first “after dark” episode dedicated to all things sex!

In partnership with #ThxBirthControl and Bedsider.org, an online resource for birth control for men and women, #MentorMonday gave the audience what they needed and wanted in a conversation centered around such a controversial topic.

#MentorMonday - Derrick Jaxn & Charreah (2)

Every single relationship seminar that Paul conducts always includes a discussion about birth control. “Birth control is the most substantial thing that has impacted dating and impacted marriage that has ever been created.”  Paul decided HR laws be damned and had an interesting convo with the producer of #MentorMonday, Ella (@EllaLaverne) about her current sex situation, much to Ella’s chagrin…but I feel so much closer to Ella now.  Silly season has begun.

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#MentorMonday 23 – Awesomely Authentic with Luvvie Ajayi

Introducing, the new co-host of Our World with Black Enterprise, Paul Carrick Brunson, woo hoo!! The entire #MentorMonday sends congratulations to our Paul C. Brunson. We’re all excited, as is Paul!

Paul gave a shout out to attendees of the one-day #MentorMondayMastermind Intensive that he and Ella Rucker facilitated in Washington, DC the weekend prior. Billionaire (yes, with a ‘B’) entrepreneur, and one of Paul’s two billionaire mentors, Enver Yűcel, stopped by and shared with attendees about his entrepreneurial journey, grilled attendees about our business concepts and answered every question he was asked. My highlight, aside from getting to ask him a question about marketing when he was a young start-up, was after he left the room, he came back in almost immediately to take a pic and tweet about his experience with us. Talk about the power of social media!

ICYMI: Fear not if you were unable to attend the November 1 #MentorMondayMastermind Intensive, Paul and Ella are hosting another One-day Mastermind Intensive on December 13, and this one will be live in Washington, DC AND livestreaming for those unable to travel to DC. Winning!

 Now let’s talk about building a business around your authentic self with Digital Strategist and Humor Writer, Luvvie Ajayi!

#MentorMonday; Luvvie Ajayi

Paul says, “Luvvie’s narrative of truth and authenticity is in her body of work.” 

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Openended: Sometimes the End Is the Beginning

I love romantic comedies. I mean I’m a sucker for a cutesy, yet predictable story featuring two attractive characters who tend to lead really great lives.

But if you’re like me, these tales don’t really reflect my love life, which has been messy, awesome, complicated, and surreal – sometimes at the same time.

When a relationship ends it may not be because the two people involved don’t love one another, but because they just can’t get the relationship part right. Sometimes, what may look like the end is really the beginning or it may just be left openended.

Openended

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#MentorMonday Wows The Crowd(funding) With Money-Making Tips For Biz

Financial resources matter a great deal to all businesses which is why for many small business owners, crowdfunding campaigns have become so popular. Crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet, has been used for everything from potato salad recipes (nope, that’s not a typo) to film production and business launches.

So when we at #MentorMonday thought about practical advice for you, our beloved entrepreneurs,  and how you need to fund your BIG dreams, crowdfunding seemed like a perfect fit.  And if the chat room love our two crowdfunding experts received was any indication, the insight for creating a successful crowdfunding campaigns was on point.

#MentorMonday; Crowdfunding

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#MentorMonday [Recap]: 3 Entrepreneurs + 1 Conversation = Infinite Information

entrepreneur panel

So Paul may or may not have been ‘smacked’ (slang word meaning you’re somewhere on the spectrum from “tipsy to drunk”). Pour it up it’s #MentorMonday and we’re toasting!

Lots of great news, such as the recent marriage of Marshawn Evans, who married Jack A. Daniels. Marshawn broke the news of the engagement on #MentorMonday Session 11.  Watch the episode to find out the part Paul played in getting these two together.  Matchmaking comes in many forms, my Friends.

We also said, “Cheers” to BlackGirlsRun founders Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey from #MentorMonday Session 13.  They received  a live, on-stage shout out by the Queen Oprah herself during her recent tour stop in Atlanta, where they received a $25,000 grant for their awesome non-profit work.

Anytime you can watch #MentorMonday you will be greatly enriched and get all the tools that you need to be successful wherever you are along your entrepreneurial and life’s journey. HOWEVER, there are some benefits to joining #MentorMonday LIVE! And tonight we had mo’ guests so we had mo’ prizes!

Amazing prizes from each of the panelists were awarded to the three #MentorMonday community members whose questions were selected by the members in the chatroom as the best questions. Those questions were then answered by the panel members in real time! Just another perk of being a member of the #MentorMonday community.

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