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Donald Miller's 7 memoirs have collectively spent more than a year on the New York Times best-sellers list. But recently he's found a new passion; helping other people tell the story of what they are passionate about. Through his company StoryBrand, he has helped over a thousand businesses, non-profits and personal brands clarify their message to create better websites, email blasts and marketing material. He's convinced most people and brands have NO IDEA how to talk about themselves. Every episode is designed to help you think and communicate clearly so you can have a greater impact.

Donald Miller's 7 memoirs have collectively spent more than a year on the New York Times best-sellers list. But recently he's found a new passion; helping other people tell the story of what they are passionate about. Through his company StoryBrand, he has helped over a thousand businesses, non-profits and personal brands clarify their message to create better websites, email blasts and marketing material. He's convinced most people and brands have NO IDEA how to talk about themselves. Every episode is designed to help you think and communicate clearly so you can have a greater impact.
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Donald Miller's 7 memoirs have collectively spent more than a year on the New York Times best-sellers list. But recently he's found a new passion; helping other people tell the story of what they are passionate about. Through his company StoryBrand, he has helped over a thousand businesses, non-profits and personal brands clarify their message to create better websites, email blasts and marketing material. He's convinced most people and brands have NO IDEA how to talk about themselves. Every episode is designed to help you think and communicate clearly so you can have a greater impact.

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Episodes

#131: Mike McHargue—The Science of Why Your Brand Needs a Villain

1/14/2019
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Want to make your brand’s messaging exponentially more powerful? Learn how to define a villain for your customers. That’s because our brains are hard-wired to pay attention to negative things -- threats, villains, potential losses. On today’s episode, Mike McHargue (a.k.a. “Science Mike”) explains the science of why this happens. And don’t worry -- he uses simple terms we can all understand and apply to our businesses without being manipulative.

Duration:00:40:08

#130: Aaron James—How to Define What Your Customer Really Wants

1/7/2019
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What are you selling? Your quick answer may be “real estate” or “jewelry” -- but to really connect with customers, you need to understand the deeper value you offer them. You don’t sell real estate, you sell peace of mind. You don’t sell jewelry, you sell confidence. Join us on this episode for a deep dive into defining what your customer really wants. First, Don and JJ talk about why we need to understand our customers’ desires. Then, Don interviews advertising executive Aaron James about...

Duration:00:52:07

#129: The Best of 2018—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders

12/31/2018
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As we close out the year and look ahead to 2019, take a moment to reflect on how you’re growing as a business leader. This podcast is a great place to start. We’ve compiled the best and brightest insights from this year’s episodes, from world-renowned guests like Rachel Hollis, Daniel Pink, and Patrick Lencioni. It’s a wealth of wisdom to inspire and equip you for the year ahead. http://buildingastorybrand.com/129

Duration:01:17:03

#128: Jay Baer—Why You Need a Word-of-Mouth Marketing Strategy ASAP

12/24/2018
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Word of mouth plays a role in 50-90% of all buying decisions. But most of us have never actually sat down to outline a strategy that would get more customers talking about our brand. If that’s you, it won’t be after you listen to this episode. Jay Baer joins Donald Miller to talk about “talk triggers” -- moments you can create for your customers that they’ll tell their friends about. He’s full of specific, practical examples that will inspire you. You may very well transform your whole...

Duration:00:39:25

#127: Blake Mycoskie—Should Your Company Take a Stand on a Social Issue?

12/17/2018
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Should your company take a stand on a social issue? There’s no better person to ask than TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. He and his team have built a thriving footwear brand on the One for One model of giving a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair they sell. And recently, they launched a bold campaign on the controversial issue of gun violence. In this episode, we examine the finer points of what happens when your company takes a stand on a social issue. How does it affect your...

Duration:00:32:34

#126: Tina Sharkey—How to Build a Strong Brand Around Your Core Values

12/10/2018
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We business leaders like to talk about our "core values," but all too often, those values don't actually show up in our products, services, and business practices. That's not the case at Brandless, an online retailer with a wholly different approach to how people shop for home essentials. They've built everything around core values like quality, community, and kindness. On today's episode, our guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge talks with Tina Sharkey, the co-founder of Brandless,...

Duration:00:33:51

#125: Ian Cron—How the Enneagram Can Make You a More Effective Leader

12/3/2018
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The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic personality styles in the world. These styles, or “Types,” deeply influence how we think and act. But what does that mean for us as leaders? Enneagram teacher Ian Cron is back for part 2 of our Enneagram series for leadership. This time, he shows you how to leverage the strengths of your own Enneagram Type in order to lead your team well. (Not sure of your Type? You may have a better idea of it after you listen...

Duration:00:28:26

#124: Ian Cron—The Do’s and Don’ts of Leading Each Enneagram Type

11/26/2018
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The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic personality styles in the world. These styles, or “types,” deeply influence how we think and act. Today on the podcast, we welcome Ian Cron, an Enneagram teacher, to walk us through leadership “do’s and don’ts” for each type so we can lead our teams well. Download the cheat sheet for this episode: http://storybrand.com/enneagram http://buildingastorybrand.com/124

Duration:00:59:56

#123: Donald Miller and Andy Stanley—How Story Can Make You a Better Leader

11/19/2018
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By now you know the framework of story can transform your marketing. But how can story make you a better leader? Today on the StoryBrand podcast, the tables turn as Andy Stanley interviews Donald Miller about how to invite those you lead into a bigger story. Learn the 3 questions you need to answer for your organization and you’ll be ready to re-energize your team. Listen now! http://buildingastorybrand.com/123

Duration:00:42:54

#122: Andy Stanley—5 Questions That Will Make Any Talk Clear and Memorable

11/12/2018
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Got something you need to communicate to a crowd? You KNOW it needs to be clear and memorable. But that’s easier said than done. Today on the podcast, we welcome one of the finest communicators we know, Andy Stanley. As a pastor and bestselling author, he knows how to craft a message that sticks. Listen to learn the 5 questions he asks himself as he prepares a talk. They’ll help a ton the next time you need to win over a crowd. http://buildingastorybrand.com/122

Duration:00:33:11

#121: Jesse Cole—11 Surefire Ways to Delight Your Customers

11/5/2018
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How on earth does a summer league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia sell out every game? Well, it has nothing to do with the baseball -- and everything to do with the team’s philosophy of putting fans first. In this episode, we sit down with Savannah Bananas GM Jesse Cole. He shares the unique and fun philosophy that’s fueled their success and how we can apply it to delight our customers and grow our businesses. http://buildingastorybrand.com/121

Duration:00:32:17

#120: 4 Simple Marketing Tasks That Will Turbocharge Your 4th Quarter

10/29/2018
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We’re gearing up for a strong economy this holiday season. Is your marketing ready? If you’re not sure, listen to this episode. Don and JJ talk through the four simple tasks you need to create in order to have a great fourth quarter (and beyond!). They don’t cost much -- just a little time. But execute them well and you’ll be crushing your revenue goals for Q4. http://buildingastorybrand.com/120

Duration:00:50:52

#119: Ben Malcolmson—Leadership Lessons from the NFL Sidelines

10/22/2018
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Leadership, character, performance, and competition. All part of our lives as business leaders -- and also the driving forces for sports teams. So this week, as the NFL season heats up, we’re honored to have Ben Malcolmson, the assistant to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, with us on the podcast. He and Donald Miller talk about Coach Carroll’s leadership, the surprising role persistence plays in our success, and the “x-factor” quality they look for in every player. Give this...

Duration:00:36:12

#118: Jason Russell—The Power of Resilience When You Face Adversity

10/15/2018
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It’s not a question of whether or not we’ll face adversity. It’s a question of how we’ll respond when we do. So today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re featuring interviews with two incredibly resilient people. First, Donald Miller sits down with Bonnie St. John, who despite having her right leg amputated as a child, became the first African-American to medal in Winter Olympic competition. Second, Allison Trowbridge talks with Jason Russell, who experienced worldwide acclaim with...

Duration:01:13:33

#117: Michael Bungay Stanier—Coach Your Team to Success By Asking These 7 Questions

10/8/2018
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If you manage a team, it’s way too easy to just give advice and demand action. But if you want to get the best from your team so your business can grow, you’ve got to coach your people, not manage them. In this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Michael Bungay Stanier. He talks us through seven questions we can ask our team members if we want to have better conversations. http://buildingastorybrand.com/117

Duration:00:51:11

#116: Mike Michalowicz—How to Structure Your Business Finances to Maximize Profit

10/1/2018
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Sales minus expenses equals profit, right? Not exactly, according to Mike Michalowicz, our guest on today’s episode. A lot of business leaders aren’t maximizing their profits because they’re thinking about them as what’s “left over.” He shares his system for structuring your business’ finances so you put the priority on profit. It’s remarkably simple and will help you reshape your entire mindset around how you look at profit and expenses. http://buildingastorybrand.com/116

Duration:00:55:52

#115: Gina Bianchini—How to Build an Online Community for Your Customers

9/24/2018
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If you lead a business, you’ve got a huge opportunity to add value to your product or service. Trouble is, most everybody overlooks it. On today’s episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge talks with Gina Bianchini. She’s the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks and a pioneer in online community building. She’s helped countless businesses offer value in the form of a niche community where customers can share ideas and experiences. She’ll show you...

Duration:00:48:17

#114: Dr. Arthur Laffer—How Taxes and Economic Policy Affect Your Business

9/17/2018
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If you’re a business owner, then you know how to pay your taxes. But do you understand the basic economic principles of how those taxes work? Or how economic policy affects your business’s growth? Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller talks with Dr. Arthur Laffer, a prominent American economist whose ideas have shaped policy from the Reagan administration through today. He gives us an accessible primer on how taxes work -- plus, we dive into other economic policy like...

Duration:01:07:11

#113: Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson—Philanthropy, Parenthood, and What It’s Like to Be the Duchess

9/10/2018
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Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York is on the podcast! Sarah Ferguson sat down with our correspondent, Allison Trowbridge, for an inspiring conversation about how we can all bring an entrepreneurial spirit to improve the lives of those around us. She’s winsome and full of wisdom -- and, having married the son of the Queen of England, she has found a way to use her considerable influence to be a voice for those in need. Don’t miss this uplifting episode! http://buildingastorybrand.com/113

Duration:00:21:39

#112: Snoop Dogg’s Manager and Ben Rector Take Us Behind the Scenes of the Music Industry

9/3/2018
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In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at how music artists and managers develop their brands in a rapidly changing landscape. In part one, guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge interviews Russell Redeaux, the manager for Snoop Dogg and many other fantastic artists. Then, in part two, Donald Miller sits down with musician Ben Rector. From balancing commercial success with artistry, to cultural diversity in our entertainment, to the way streaming works, to the backstory of global...

Duration:00:47:44