This is Episode 45 of This Old New Business weekly business podcast with Jeff Korhan.
Those that know and follow Larry’s work have come to appreciate his unique point of view and no-nonsense approach that indeed is his brand.
If by chance you are not familiar with Larry Winget, get ready to be energized, because this guy is the real deal. Larry’s fresh perspective on all things will help you sharpen your thinking and stand out to be known for what you do best.
Our Featured Guest: Larry Winget
Larry Winget is a bestselling author, television personality, social commentator and internationally acclaimed speaker. His newest book, Grow A Pair: How To Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business and Your Sanity is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
In addition to starring in his own television series on A&E, Larry has appeared on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and in three national television commercials. Larry’s expertise extends from business success to parenting, and he is well known as the Pitbull of Personal Development®.
Be Known for Who You Are
According to Larry Winget, the surest way to build a powerful brand is taking a stand and not wavering from it. That focus brings clarity to both the business and the audience it serves.
For small businesses, this is most readily accomplished by building your brand upon the foundation of who you are, not necessarily what you say or do, because people naturally respond to what is honest and authentic.
Memorable brands are known for a particular style, message or point of view. For Larry Winget, this is his no-nonsense point of view on a wide range of topics, what he refers to as “having one way to say 1000 things for a small but fiercely loyal group.”
Compare that branding approach to havng 1000’s of ways to say one thing – such as being the low-price leader – to a massive group. Both are attainable, but it makes more sense to build a brand on honesty and authenticity that cannot be easily matched.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on personal branding? Meet me over on Twitter to take the conversation further.
Lighting Round Tips and Advice
Larry’s Top Sales or Marketing Advice – Focus on the value you bring to others.
His Favorite Productivity Tip – Get the bulk of the work that needs to be done completed early in the day when your energy level is highest.
A Quote that has Inspired Larry’s Success – “Things that are easy to do are just as easy not to do.” Jim Rohn
- Learn why Larry believes it’s important to have a bias and speak up about your opinions at 18:33 minutes into this episode.
- These days we read and hear a lot about thought leadership. Get Larry’s take on this controversial topic at the 22:00 mark.
- You can learn more from Larry by following his Facebook Fan Page
- Larry has all kinds of free and premium resources available at LarryWinget.com, where you can pick up a copy of his latest book.
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About the Author: Jeff Korhan, MBA, is the author of Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business and host of This Old New Business podcast.