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A supportive, fun and ’real-talk’ companion for small business owners who want to build their business without feeling squashed by the shoulds. Find you, be you and let them see you. Real conversations with thought-provokers and tactic sharers.

A supportive, fun and ’real-talk’ companion for small business owners who want to build their business without feeling squashed by the shoulds. Find you, be you and let them see you. Real conversations with thought-provokers and tactic sharers.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A supportive, fun and ’real-talk’ companion for small business owners who want to build their business without feeling squashed by the shoulds. Find you, be you and let them see you. Real conversations with thought-provokers and tactic sharers.

Language:

English


Episodes

#116: Why asking ‘why bother’ is a lifesaver. With Jennifer Louden

5/11/2022
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth expert and author of the bestselling ‘Why Bother’ – she is also a realist. We talk without self-help cliches about why and how you need to keep bothering – and why asking yourself ‘why bother?’ is crucial. A timely reminder to tap into your desires and ‘do’ - even when the world around you feels like a mess. As she says – ‘it’s time to get your bother on’. In this episode we talk about: A thought-provoking quote From Jennifer’s book – Why...

Duration:00:35:41

#115: 3 Ingredients of Trust

5/4/2022
Delving into a topic from previous episode - all about building a community. Mark Masters talked about creating a space that people feel safe to step into when they are ready - and that means they need to trust you. In this short episode I suggest 3 key ingredients for this kind of trust to exist.

Duration:00:05:05

#114: Build Your Community. With Mark Masters

4/27/2022
In this episode of Make It Real Trisha talks with Mark Masters, the founder of 'You Are The Media' - a growing global community built from scratch. So he knows a thing or two about building a community - and particularly building a community that is yours - complimented but not dependent on social media platforms. He is the master of the weekly email - human speak, educational, warts and all - and bringing in the community at all points. In the podcast you will learn: Make It Real...

Duration:00:38:21

#113: Networking like a Detective

4/14/2022
For those who dread, hate and avoid business networking - a fresh approach that will get you back on the networking horse! 3 ways that 'turning detective' enhances the networking experience and benefits for you and them. In this episode of Make It Real Trisha delves into the topic covered in episode 112 - networking. A 5-minute listen that offers a way through the networking demotivation spiral. In the podcast you will learn: Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful...

Duration:00:04:34

#112: Why Bother Networking. With Sharon Louca

4/6/2022
Why bother networking? Are you an introvert or just feeling cynical about business networking? Do you have networking fear or don't know how to do that dreaded introduction pitch? Sharon Louca who is both a Management Consultant and the founder of the Women's Business Networking group has some very real tips. If you are putting off business networking or if you have tried networking and given up - or if you are dutifully going to business networking events and coming away wondering what the...

Duration:00:42:38

#110: Assumption Reframe. With Trisha Lewis

3/30/2022
An 'in-betweeny' 5-minute exploration inspired by episode 110 - Pick up the Phone with Wendy Harris. Why do we fear picking up the phone to introduce ourselves and our business - fear of rejection? I suggest 3 reasons - and give 3 good solid reframes to move beyond the fear of rejection.

Duration:00:05:00

#109: Pick up the Phone. With Wendy Harris

3/23/2022
Do you have phone phobia? Are you under-using the power of simple human conversations over the phone? Shake up your approach, attitude and assumptions about making phone calls to build rapport to build your business. Wendy has a refreshingly real approach.

Duration:00:47:31

#108: Systems Free you Up. With Sandee Rodriguez

3/9/2022
In this episode of Make It Real Trisha talks with Sandee Rodriguez who is a business advisor and problem-sorter. Growing a business - even a small one - involves creativity, energy and delegating. You need systems - and they are not a bore they free you up. Where to start - too many fancy organisation apps to choose from. Listen to Sandee. In the podcast you will learn: Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from...

Duration:00:36:11

#107: 5 Pillars of Productivity. With Louise Miller

2/23/2022
In this episode of Make It Real Trisha talks with Louise Miller who is a productivity coach and creator or calm clarity. The emphasis is on being organised in order to free up time rather than cram it full - Louise believes in 'slow living'. There isn't a hint of 'one size fits all' thinking behind her approach - and it is very realistic. In the podcast you will learn: Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn...

Duration:00:30:31

#106: 5 Ingredients of Your Brand. With Colette Stevenson.

2/9/2022
In this episode of Make It Real Trisha talks with Colette Stevenson who is a brand designer and inventor or ‘Postagrid’ - a beautiful approach to Instagram that harnesses impact rather than influence! Colette takes us on a journey from teaching English in Japan to starting her branding business - and includes her ADHD perspective and the moment she understood how her creativity could be used to explain and engage. In the podcast you will learn: Make It Real is the refreshingly...

Duration:00:49:58

#105: Organic Reach with a Plan. With Yann Ilunga

1/26/2022
Yann Ilunga champions the 'organic reach' way of generating leads. Perfect for small business owners who want to build trust but also make an income! Stop just creating content and start making content that really connects to you, your value, your sales and your audience. You can build organic reach and avoid paying out for ads - but you need to have a plan.

Duration:00:47:38

#104: Visibility on a Budget. With Stacey Meadwell

1/12/2022
If you are a small business owner you need to be visible - but you don't have a marketing department and big budget. Freelance editor and writer Stacey Meadwell brings decades of media experience to this conversation - full of visibility tips based on showing up rather than spending out.

Duration:00:41:07

#103: Connecting for Quiet Ones. With Gordon Fong

12/29/2021
Are you a quiet business owner? Are you a quiet individual? How do you make connections and get noticed in non-ego driven ways? Gordon Fong is a community and connecting individual - and he is quiet. How did he step from the back to the front to be seen in a non-ego kind of way? NB: The Cocktail Demo is at trishalewis.com show notes

Duration:00:53:07

#102: Beyond The Business Plan. With Rebecca Wilson

12/15/2021
Is your business plan holding you back? Starting your own business is messy and has to include evolving, making mistakes and learning. A neat business plan can actually do more harm than good. Rebecca Wilson is a hands-on business consultant and brilliant reviewer of business books.

Duration:00:38:44

#101: Explore Your Warrior‘s Mindset. With Arno Ilgner

12/1/2021
Arno Ilgner - author of 'the Rock Warrior's Way' - delves into the 'Warrior Mindset' - what is it, how can we use it in our business or personal life - wherever there is challenge - that's everywhere. Get off the 'self-worth rollercoaster' and find balance.

Duration:00:39:21

#100: Paid Membership Site or Free Group? With Jules White

11/17/2021
Jules White is all about learning to love selling by embracing uniqueness and community. Author of 'Live it Love it Sell it' and a Dragons Den slayer - but mainly a really delightful human being. Having recently set up a quirky new membership site and grown a popular free Facebook group - she has much wisdom to share.

Duration:00:42:03

#99: Build a Brilliant Network on LinkedIn. With Sarah Clay

11/3/2021
Want to build a brilliant network on LinkedIn and do it in a non-salesy relationship building way? Whether you are a newbie or more experienced you will get motivation, basic tips and some laughter from this conversation with the wonderful LinkedIn trainer Sarah Clay - who likes to demystify and simplify LinkedIn.

Duration:00:46:34

#98: Make Your Content Valuable. With Sonja Nisson

10/20/2021
What is the value of the content you create? How do you ensure the blogs, posts and articles you produce have a value to both you and the consumer - your audience. My guest Sonja is the co-author of 'The Valuable Content Marketing' and her mantra is 'Help, don’t sell. Show, don’t tell. Talk don’t yell'. She is warm and real and shares her knowledge generously - listen up.

Duration:00:39:27

#97: Your Story Matters. With Heather Smith

10/6/2021
The power of storytelling - yes - but is your identity woven from the stories told through the ages? Listen to Heather Smith of Story File and be inspired by the idea of having a chat over coffee with someone 100 years from now

Duration:00:49:27

#96:Inspire by Being Real. With Stella Da Silva

9/15/2021
What holds you back from being you on social media? How do you express opinion without offending? How do you deal with the naysayers? Stella Da Silva and Trisha Lewis have walked the walk - and share the inside story.

Duration:00:50:39