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The 3-1-3 Show with Ryan Foland

Interviews with Social Media Experts.

Interviews with Social Media Experts.

Interviews with Social Media Experts.
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Interviews with Social Media Experts.




Ryan Foland and Carolyn Swora - Skill Gaps and Culture

The workplace is broken and Carolyn Swora wants to fix it. On today's show, we talk about how and why it's not sustainable to keep working the way we have been. Culture isn't easy stuff, nor is it easy to explain. Join us as we use the #313Method to break down what Carolyn does to its core. Learn how to better align value to help people work together in a more cohesive way. Since culture affects your bottom line and your customers, it is crucial to understand it and explain it in simple...


Ryan Foland and Hai Truong - The 3-1-3 for IGTV

Have you heard of Instagram TV (also known as IGTV)? If you have, could you explain it to your grandma or grandpa? It might be harder than you think. When new technologies and features are launched, sometimes it is not so easy to share how they work with others. The magic of the #313Method is that it can be used as a way to discover how to explain complex technology, just as it can help you explain who you are, what you do, or what your big idea is. The format is the same. Unpack the...


Ryan Foland with Peter Goral: Choosing the Words You Use

The words that you choose to use are like the paint that you choose to paint with. Meet Peter Goral, Impressionist and brand builder. Originally from the UK and settling in Canada, the problem that Peter solves is that there is so much noise in today's digital landscape, those without strong brand identities will get left in the dust. Connected through Twitter, I found Peter to share my passion for simplicity. In this episode, we work through the #313Method to help uncover the core elements...


Ryan Foland and Dustin Dye - Using the #313Method to Test a Dumb Idea (It's Complicated)

Have you ever had an idea? Of course you have. We all have ideas. The real question is whether or not the ideas we come up with are good or bad. On today's show, I share how the #313Method is a great tool for determining if your random ideas are worth exploring. Dustin Dye, founder of BotCopy, and leader in the ChatBot space, is a good friend of mine. We were sailing to Catalina at night, and we came up with an idea for a Podcast. But we were not sure if it was a good idea. So we ran the...


Ryan Foland and Elizabeth Barry - When Communication Breaks Down

Elizabeth Barry a friend who I met while speaking in New York years ago. Her energy and positivity are contagious. Her coaching abilities are an eye-opener for leaders who are humble enough to ask for help for what they can't see or fix on their own. In this 3-1-3 Show we explore the problem she solves. If you have ever had a communication breakdown that had collateral damage, then this is a show you will love listening to. And let's be honest with ourselves... we have all had communication...


Ryan Foland and Robert Knop - How to Not Go out of Business

If you are in business, do you want to stay in business? Are you still trying to do what you have always done? If you answer yes to those two questions, you are in trouble. In today's 3-1-3 Show, I talk with Robert Knop, who solves the problem of being stuck in the "old ways" of marketing and sales. Robert 's company, Assist You Today, helps businesses gain + retain clients in the new digital age. He is on the front edge of digital marketing, and as such, some think of him as the "Fortune...


Ryan Foland and Pres Maxson - Solving Problems Through Art

Pres Maxson is an artist. But that is not revealed until well into the show. He is the author of Pigeon, "A delightfully entertaining and outrageously absurd detective story." A career copywriter, Pres works through the 3-1-3 Method and we both discover exciting insights on how to position the problem that he solves. Join us for a journey of communication, as we break down what is complex, into simple parts that make sense.


Ryan Foland and Jennifer Keil: Archiving Family Histories

Do you have boxes of stuff in your garage full of family heirlooms? Are you like me, with no idea what to do with it? Well, this is the problem that today's guest solves. Meet Jennifer Keil, co-founder with her sister Cindy of 70 Degrees ( A dynamic duo, they are helping people by digitally archiving family history. In this fun conversation, you are sure to learn and to get motivated to finally deal with the boxes in your garage.


Ryan Foland and Amir Marmar - Just Freaking Do It

Meet Amir Marmar, a former professional poker player who has turned his focus to helping companies make educated decisions when it comes to their financial cards. The problem is that accounting, payroll, taxes and all the other stressful elements of running a business can cause massive anxiety if not done correctly. Amir and his firm JFDI Accountants solves that problem. What does JFDI stand for? It stands for "Just Freaking Do It!" In this show, we work through how he helps business owners...


Ryan Foland and Robert Balasabas: Solving the Space Time Continuum

In this 3-1-3 show, we dive deep into one of the biggest problems that entrepreneurs face...their inability to duplicate themselves and to manipulate time! Enter Rob Balasabas, Social Media & Community Manager at They are on a mission to solve this problem, by creating a brain-dead easy to use online learning course creation tool. When entrepreneurs build online courses, they are duplicating themselves and bending time! We had fun working through the #313Method, and I brought...


Ryan Foland and Kyle Ellicott: Getting strategic strategy

In this 3-1-3 Radio show, we spend time getting to know Kyle Ellicott. We initially met while speaking in China, and share similar passions for simplicity, so we stayed connected. This is a fun discussion of how strategy can be a business owners biggest problem. As technology arises, how will you know to implement, or not. Will you be left in the dust, or worse of will you be left for dead? Learn how Kyle helps solve this very real problem for his clients. A little more about Kyle: He is the...


Ryan Foland with Jack Rousian: Defining the Problem You Solve

Jack Rousian is a product manager, A.I. strategist, podcast host and entrepreneur. In this episode, we use the 3-1-3 Method to learn more about his passion for innovation and disruptive technology. He is on a quest to create transcending impact on people's lives, and we do some live 3-1-3 coaching to help him define and refine his messaging.


Ryan Foland with Dan Bennett - Tension and Release

Dan Bennett is a visually driven powerhouse who has a passion for helping others tell their stories through high-end video production and digital media design. With 17 years of design experience and 8 years of video production experience on film sets of all kinds, he embodies the mantra of DnA Design Company. In this 3-1-3 Show, we talk about the power of "tension and release" when it comes to sharing what you do. You don't find out what Dan does until 50 plus minutes into the show, but you...


Ryan Foland with Winnie Sun - Investing in Your Personal Brand

Winnie Sun is a great example of someone who has invested in her own personal brand. As a result, she is one of the most followed financial advisors on social media today. Managing Director of Sun Group Wealth Partners, a trusted financial consulting firm on the West Coast, she is frequently featured as a “top advisor” speaker at national industry events, appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Fox Business News as a market commentator. In this 3-1-3 Show, Winnie and I break down personal...


Ryan Foland with Ryan Williams - The Influencer Economy

Ryan Williams is a marketing strategist, international speaker. Author of "The Influencer Economy," he has given talks and taught at Google, SXSW, Vanderbilt University, City University of London, USC and Loyola Marymount. His podcast and writing have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Social Media Examiner, and USA Today. In our talk, we discuss the components of "Influence," and how you can tap into your own influence.


Ryan Foland and Michael Thomas Sunnarborg: Co-Creating a Powerful Brandxperience

This show was epic! My guest, Michael Thomas Sunnarborg is an inspirational storyteller, best-selling author, and life transition coach. His passion is to help people reclaim their power of choice and find better clarity and balance in all areas of life—especially during transitions. ( In this episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of finding your “why,” and then discuss steps how to share your “what” via social media channels. We made up words like...


Ryan Foland and Vikram Chopra - Gift Giving In The Digital Age

Have you ever tried to shop for someone, only to find out that you have no idea what they want? Or have you ever bought a gift for someone only to find out later that it's not what they wanted? Well, now there is a solution for this real problem. Meet Vikram, a self-proclaimed stumblepreneur who has stumbled into entrepreneurship and continues to find success. After a successful exit, Vikram has turned his focus on a gifting app called GiftJeenie ( Even more exciting...


Ryan Foland with Mitchell Levy: Finding and Sharing Your Aha Moments

Have you ever had an "aha" moment? There were plenty on today's show with my guest Mitchell Levy, the "Aha Guy" from For his clients, Mitchell helps uncover Aha moments and packages them into a book. A really cool book with 140 Aha moments. Our conversation was filled with information on how to find your Aha moments, and then how to share them in a way that people will want to consume them. If you have a message but are still not sure how to share it with the world, this episode...


Ryan Foland and Piper Moretti: Building a Brand on Bitcoin

Today's guest is Piper Moretti, CEO of The Crypto Realty Group, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in conducting real estate transactions with cryptocurrency. As of the show, she is the only REALTOR® in California who has completed 5 bitcoin transactions to date. Featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine,, Mansion Global, and Commercial Observer, Business Insider and Bitcoin Magazine, she is also an advisor to the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab,...


Ryan Foland and Laurie Schloff: Women on the Move

Let's be real. Women face an uphill battle against bias. It is systemic, it is cultural, it is holding many women back from making moves that they want. My guest, Master Speaker Coach Laurie Schloff, helps women learn to use their voice as their superpower. In this episode, we talk about everything from the differences between men and women when it comes to communication, to the power of getting out of your comfort zone. A fun talk about an important issue, Laurie gives practical tips and...