Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his path to entrepreneurship. Starting your own business can be tough enough but when you have to figure out how and when to leave your current job can make that final jump even more scary. With Phil, he figured a two year notice would benefit everyone. Two-years?? That little fact fried Craig’s brain but not Phil’s honest and realistic approach to spreading your wings and finally making it on your own. Phil explains how a great employee can make their own terms (you lazy losers just collecting a check…not so much) how to work two jobs ethically (no stealing pens from the supply closet) and how to work from a coffee shop can save your sanity. He also opens up about the loss and strange feelings you get the first few weeks out there on your own. And yet leaving to start your own company can be done without burning bridges and even keeping your current employees on your side. A great guide for anyone thinking about going out on their own but aren’t sure how to leave their current job behind.
Phil also hosts a great internet video podcast call “The Shut Up Show” with his co-host Bernie Xiong, which Craig calls a video support group for entrepreneurs. Check out Craig as he guests on Phil and Bernie’s show to talk about why he got into podcasting and how he shut up (yeah right…in his case it’s just an expression) and just did a lot of strange things in his life.
You can learn more about Phil and his social media consultancy at http://www.philgerbyshak.com/
June 4, 2013
Crystal Washington (@Cryswashington on twitter) joins host Craig Price to talk about her new book “The Social Media Why”.
Listeners of the podcast are quite familiar with Crystal Washington and her expertise in social media (check out episode 48!) and now she’s written a book for businesses owners, executives and other professionals, who may be intimidated by or uneducated about the reason the use of social media is imperative to business and career success. Craig asks about social media strategies, dealing with online comments (especially the negative ones) and why, when dealing with “followers”, it’s quality vs. quantity.
More importantly, Crystal will be having a book signing this Sunday, June 9th, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM at The Microsoft Store (Galleria), 5015 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056. You can pre-order via her website http://crystalwashington.com/socialmediawhy/ and when you pick it up at the Microsoft Store, she will sign it for you! Easy Peasy!
You can learn more about Crystal at her website http://CrystalWashington.com and order her book on Amazon!
March 26, 2013
Patrick Allmond (@PatrickAllmond on twitter) checks in to set host Craig Price straight about Internet marketing. Internet marketing is more than just social media. Sure that’s a big part of it, but as Patrick explains it’s also email lists, web pages, pay-per-click ads and more. Patrick focuses on using analytics, utilizing squeeze pages (or landing pages is if you prefer) to get conversions versus just plain old web traffic and how to utilize keywords for both search engine optimization and YouTube videos.
As per usual, Craig is marketing adverse, especially when it comes to the internet and social media, thankfully Patrick brings a real grounded approach toward internet marketing, readily admitting there are some suspicious people (Craig calls them weasels) out there calling themselves experts. Patrick offers practical advice to all people regardless of how familiar you are with marketing, webdesign or the internet in general.While Patrick and Craig cover lots of ground in this podcast, it really is just the tip of the digital iceberg.
If you want to learn more about Patrick or his internet marketing consulting practice, go to http://www.allaboutfocus.com and check out all the great resources he and his firm has to offer.
October 16, 2012
Robert Siciliano (@RobertSiciliano) – cyber security expert and now half-marathoner – joins Craig Price to talk about computer security. The internet is a strange and dangerous place, so Robert and Craig discuss ways to protect your identity online, personal responsibility (something Craig HATES!) and securing your cell phone from wannabe thieves. You may just quit the internet altogether after listening to this and join the Sentinelese (Google them).
Robert can be found at his self-named website http://www.RobertSiciliano.com
April 17, 2012
Crystal Washington (@Cryswashington on twitter) joins Craig to discuss afroPuffs…yes afropuffs, being harassed by the TSA, tornado helmets and most importantly social media. With so many platforms popping up it can get confusing very quickly. Crystal talks platforms, strategies and maybe social media isn’t something you don’t need to be on every second of everyday.
Crystal can be found at her own website – http://www.crystalwashington.com
August 16, 2011
Judson Laipply stops by to not only discuss his internet video sensation “The Evolution of Dance”, but also talks about the Evolution of Judson as a speaker. Craig tries to figure out how he can become as wildly popular as Judson as well as learning what it’s like to meet Oprah, go on the Today show and dance with Daniel Tosh.
You can learn all about Judson and his great programs at http://www.mightaswelldance.com and if you’re one of the 7 people who haven’t seen it yet, check out his YouTube video that launched him “The Evolution of Dance”
In this 1st episode, Craig comes out of his introverted social media hole to sit on the couch with the Gina Schreck of Gettin’ Geeky and Synapse 3Di. They discuss Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and all the ways Craig is completely misusing social media.
Also, Craig takes some accountability and offers a contest to win a free copy of his book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide” to listeners who Find the Flub.