The Brainfluence Podcast with Roger Dooley (general)

Today’s guest has made it her mission to use behavioral science to improve inclusion and diversity. A behavior economist and expert in organizational change, Tinna Nielsen is the founder of the non-profit change-organization Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness, the co-founder of the non-profit Inclusion Nudges Initiative, and the co-author of the Inclusion Nudges Guidebook. She is also a strategic partner for inclusiveness and gender parity at the United Nations, and she collaborates with organizations, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs worldwide to redesign communities and organizations.

In this episode, Tinna shares the surprising truth about the unconscious snap judgments we all make, as well as the devastating experience that led to her realization of what it really takes to influence people to change their behavior. Listen in to learn what types of unconscious biases we all have, as well as how to prevent those biases from affecting our communities.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2DkWaOI 

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Have you ever thought about what brands in your life you can’t imagine living without? Maybe the thought of giving up your Apple computer gives you anxiety, or the idea of shopping anywhere other than Amazon makes you cringe. Those are the types of reactions that indicate how strongly we become attached to brands—if their marketing is done right. 

Today’s guest, Brian Sheehan, knows all about what it takes to create that kind of powerful brand attachment. Now the Professor of Advertising at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, he teaches courses in advertising, advertising management, advertising strategy, digital advertising, and international advertising. In this episode, he shares insights from his new book, Loveworks: How the World’s Best Marketers Make Emotional Connections to Win in the Marketplace, and explains what it takes to become a brand that consumers can’t live without. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2COKMdj 

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We all have to ask for favors from time to time, but did you know there are certain things you can do to increase the likelihood that someone will say yes? From getting the timing right to planting the seed for a future favor, using psychology can significantly improve your odds of getting people to oblige.

In this episode, our very own Roger Dooley shares science-based tactics that will increase your chance of success the next time you ask for a favor. Some of them may surprise you!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2lx1oLb 

 

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Today’s guest is a repeat visitor to the show whose last episode proved to be one of our most popular. Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and his work has long influenced the field of persuasion. Also the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions and Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, Dan has convinced his readers—and listeners of his 2012 TED Talk—to look beyond logic when trying to communicate and persuade.

In this episode, Dan shares surprising truths about motivation and trust in work and society. Listen in to learn the most powerful ways to motivate people, what we should focus on in order to make people feel their work is meaningful, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2C3SVcQ 

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We’ve all heard the claim that print is dead, but is that really true? In this special episode, our very own Roger Dooley discusses what research suggests about the ongoing print vs. digital debate. He also shares interesting information he has observed about how print and digital interact from the sales of his book, Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing.

Listen in to hear the truth about what people truly prefer, as well as fascinating psychological concepts that come into play when dealing with print materials.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2jXpSxw 

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Today’s guest is Tom Shapiro, founder and CEO of the branding, web design, and marketing agency Stratabeat, Inc. Throughout his career, Tom has developed marketing strategies for more than a dozen Fortune 500 clients, including AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and P&G. He also served as Director of Digital Strategy at iProspect for five years, a time that saw the agency grow from 85 to more than 700 employees.

Tom’s marketing insights have been published in CMO.com, CNN.com, Forbes, and many others. His wisdom can also be found in his new book, Rethink Your Marketing: 7 Strategies to Unleash Revenue Growth.

In this episode, Tom discusses powerful and innovative marketing strategies, what it takes to increase revenue, and much more. Listen in to hear his tips and inspiring stories of what companies have done to explode their growth.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2nKEzbf 

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In this episode, we’ll hear from one of the top sales experts and trainers in the country. John Asher, CEO of Asher Strategies, learned about leadership and sales in an unusual place: the Navy, where served as captain of two nuclear-powered fast attack submarines.

After co-founding an engineering firm in 1986, John and his team grew the company at a compounded growth rate of 42% per year for 14 straight years. He later started a sales and marketing advisory business, training over 70,000 salespeople in 22 countries on his efficient and effective sales process to quickly close new business.

Now a #1 rated speaker for Vistage, a worldwide network of CEOs, John joins us today to discusses what makes a good salesperson, tips for building trust with prospective clients, and more. He also shares insights from his new book, Close Deals Faster: The 15 Shortcuts of the Asher Sales Method. Be sure to tune in and hear his expert advice.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2BEJIF0 

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Today’s guest is the architect of seventy-seven business turnarounds over the past fifty years. Following early successes and troubles in his own professional career, Robert Thomas Bethel discovered his passion for taking over struggling businesses and guiding them toward profitability. Bob has turned around companies in diverse industries—from restaurant chains to engineering firms—and has helped save over ten thousand jobs as a result of his strategic business counsel.

In this episode, Robert shares insight from his new book, Strengthen Your Business: Fail-Proof Strategies from the Man Who Has Rescued 77 Businesses, which details the strategies he has used to fix businesses that owners thought were unfixable. Listen in to learn what you can do now to strengthen your business and prevent dire circumstances in the future.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2jp59RV 

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How often do you negotiate? Even if it’s not an essential part of your job, odds are you’re doing it more than you think. Whether you’re overcoming disagreements about schedules, asking for a raise, or even pleading with your toddler, the truth is that negotiations come up all the time. Today’s guest can help you negotiate more effectively in all of those situations and more.

Keld Jensen is a recognized expert in negotiation. Through his experience as CEO of several publicly traded Scandinavian companies, his participation in numerous start-ups, and as Founder and CEO of MarketWatch Centre For Negotiation A/S, he advocates changing the culture of dealmaking organizations in order to impact the bottom line and increase shareholder value.

Regarded as a thought leader in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America, Keld has authored 24 books, including his most recent, Honest Negotiation. He is one of the most influential authorities in the world today on negotiation as a leadership competency, and he’s here today to share his expertise and explain why all of us need to take an honest look at how well we negotiate.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2zS9VBT 

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What does it take to grow a list of engaged subscribers who are looking for exactly what you're offering? Today’s guest has the answer.

Nathan Ellering is a writer and marketer who has served as the driving force behind the amazing subscriber growth at CoSchedule, a software tool that helps organize marketing and social media projects in one place. Nathan has headed up CoSchedule’s demand generation team since 2014, and in just three years, he’s grown their blog audience from 500 to over 250,000+ monthly subscribers.

In this episode, Nathan shares the best techniques for attracting new readers and subscribers. Tune in to hear the strategies that led to the impressive audience growth at CoSchedule, and how you can apply them to grow your own list.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2yZa074 

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