What’s Chris Reading?
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover

*FYI: I’m reading Chris’ new book: The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators 

On the show with me today we’ll be joined with Chris Brogan – one of the most influential thought leaders in the new world of business. Chris believes in businesses that act human and man does he back up what he believes in.

It seems that everyone I meet brings up something that Chris Brogan mentioned either at a conference, in Owner magazine or one of his books. What I love about Chris is that he really gets entrepreneurs thinking and he gets people to believe in themselves.

His new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, is just what we have been waiting for. In this special release episode, Chris shares what we can expect when we read Freaks. The book focuses Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators which is perfect for this show. As social entrepreneurs, you bend the preconception of business to focus on a for-purpose venture that creates a better tomorrow. Not only is this awesome, but it’s also a rockin’ business model. And Chris helps show us how to do it.

On the call Chris shares:

  • 3 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs to Grow Our Inner Freak
  • His Favorite Freak in History
  • His Business Plan

Connect with Chris here:

What’s Josh reading?
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
Steven Kotler

Today I’m joined with Joshua Klein, the thought leader behind breaking apart and hacking systems and the future of networking.

This is an incredible chance to really focus on something so absolutely critical to building a for-purpose business.

On the call, Josh shares his thoughts on the new economy, one that works a lot like the black market. Trust me, it’s not the black market like you think…well, maybe it is. I’ll let you decide that.

Right now, only 1/3 of the world population is on the internet and with 2/3 about to join in the next 10 or so years, you’re really going to love learning what Josh has to say.

Let’s jump right into the call so that you can started building a better tomorrow:

On the call, Josh shares:

  • 3 Tips for Building a Network
  • The New Black Market
  • Reputation Economics
  • How to Look for and Work Within Negative Space
  • The Value of High Quality Data

Connect with Josh here:

I can’t wait to hear what you all are working on so please make sure to send me a message @markwguay on Twitter or email at mark@thetravelingcup.com.

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What’s Carole reading?

This is your Brain on Music by Dan Levitin 

Today on the show my guest, Carole Rowley, and I are going to be talking about stage presence and how to empower your voice, whether you’re just meeting with a team to launch a new project or you’re preparing for an upcoming keynote.

Personally, this is something really close to my heart and it’s been a part of me my whole life. I grew up in acting and, as a teenager, I learned a lot about vocal projection, powerful body language, and grew an ability to gauge whether or not I had a connection with an audience.

In my career as a teacher, I’ll never forget the first day I stood in front of 30 teenagers and the spotlight shone once again one me. Immediately, what I learned in acting classes came through once again.

Once I entered the business world, these same principles came showing up.

In just a few weeks, I am lucky to be attending an incredible conference called 99U and it’s at conferences like these where I get to see some of the best speakers share their thoughts on the stage. If you’ve never seen someone like Seth Godin or Scott Harrison take the stage, you need to see them speak. They’re such effective orators that the audience sits on the edge of their seats.

What I am excited most for, however, is that this conference is about perspiration. Once the speakers leave the stage, they’ll be joining us for workshops where we all will be calling on our presentation and communication skills.

Which is why I’m thankful for my friend Carole Rowley to join me on the show today. She’s an expert in stage performance and, after a successful music career where she toured the world with names like Mick Jagger, she’s turned to sharing her expertise with people like you and me.

On the call, Carole shares:

  • The secret to staying calm and focused in a time of crisis
  • Breathing exercises to do before a keynote presentation
  • Powerful postures for effective stage-presence

Connect with Carole here: