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The Purple Tie Show Episode 103

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

Guest Speaker: Todd Thornbery of Build Your Best Body

On this episode, we talk with Todd Thornbery of Build Your Best Body! He’s been helping out Robert and myself with our diet/lifestyle. He has a unique approach that has greatly affected Robert’s weight loss. We had to cut out a section in the middle because I had to answer an “emergency” phone call, and I’m kind of sad I had to cut it out. Robert and Todd talked about how they liked their eggs in the morning with the entire conversation culminating with the statement: “You wanna know the secret to eating that many eggs in the morning? Barbecue sauce.” It was so hilarious because Todd whispered the entire thing like it truly was a secret. In the South, the secret is hot sauce. Usually Louisiana Hot Sauce.

You can check out Todd’s Facebook Group, Build Your Best Body at http://facebook.com/groups/buildyourbestbody . Go check him out, he’s got a lot of unique perspectives when it comes to body health and weight loss.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 102

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

Guest Speaker: Josh Reif

Let’s all welcome Josh Reif to the podcast! Josh is a Facebook Marketer and all around great guy. We talked to him about moving to Thailand, living as a digital nomad, and bending the world of Facebook to his whims.

You can check out Josh on Facebook in his group, Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs, or you can go to http://joshreif.net or http://digitalskillforentrepreneurs.com .

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The Purple Tie. Show Episode 100

EPISODE 100!!!

Can you believe it? 100 episodes. Nearly 2 years worth of delicious podcast goodness.

On this very special 100th episode, we have 2 return guests plus someone new. Y’all may remember Tina Sibley, of 5 Star Speakers. She was on a few weeks ago telling us about how videos are the best thing on Earth and how she was the best lady on the planet that could get you over your fears of going in front of the camera.

You may also remember Landon Porter of Getting Clients Without Being Salesy. If you want to sell something but don’t want to be a ‘sales dick’ as Landon puts it, he’s your man!

Last we have Amy Bernier of the Say Yes Revolution. She will teach you how to hit the pause button when you need to get away from work. You can find her on Facebook in the group Say Yes Revolution.

This episode is Rated R for mature audiences only.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 101

The Purple Tie Show

We combine business, marketing, and technology.

This week we chat with Bobby Donohue of Fuel Blue. He’s got a wonderful group for business owners who are looking to start using video in their business called Video For Business – The Art of Audience Attraction. You can check that out at www.fuelblue.com/group.

We know, we skipped episode 100. There’s a good reason for that. It’s not ready! We’re going to have so many wonderful people on there. We’ll be chatting with some old friends and some new faces. So, check back in next week for episode 100!!!

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By | 2017-08-02T11:16:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 101

The Purple Tie Show Episode 99

The Purple Tie Show – Episode 99: Brendan Alan Barret Interview

Brendan Alan Barrett is passionate about a lot of things. He’s raising a small child,  getting married, and instructing parents how to teach their own children about business, finances, and more. You can check out all of his stuff at http://startinphx.com for his blog and http://startinphx.com/family to start using his course and learning the ins and outs of teaching your kids all about business.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 98

The Purple Tie Show:

Combines business, marketing, and technology

THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE

Tina Sibley is a wonderful person and the lady that’s been coaching Robert on being in front of the camera. You can check out her handy work with him here. We talked with her for a full two hours. TWO HOURS! Have y’all ever known us to sit in one spot for two hours? Not unless it was a damned good reason! This was the best reason.

There’s no way to put into the show notes what we talked about. Our rambling, hilarious conversation took several twists and turns, but in the end, we hope that you find some value in it.

Check out Tina on her Facebook Group: 5 Star Speakers.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 97

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE

We had a long conversation with Landon Porter, founder of “How to get Clients without being Salesy”. We discussed a lot of things, and Landon was thoughtful and insightful on a lot of things.

His journey started with another course he and his wife, Ash, were making together about how to deal with preteens and teenagers. This lead into what he’s doing now.

We briefly talked about chatbots and how they’re going to take away jobs (in a good way). And we talked about iOS vs Android. You guys want to know a secret? Landon’s an Android guy. He likes the customization features (also, I’m kind of jealous of his Pixel). We also talked about the European Union suing Google. His answer is hilarious.

One of the biggest points we talked about was giving up your office to work from home.

Oh, and he showed off his wooden smartphone case. You can check it out at www.carved.com.

This is a LONG podcast, so pace yourself. It’s a lot longer than we normally go.

Check out Landon’s group, Getting Clients Without Being Salesy here.

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By | 2017-07-22T14:27:38+00:00 July 4th, 2017|podcast, Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 97

The Purple Tie Show Episode 96

Episode-96: Woo Woo, Air Groceries, and Gorilla Marketing

We made a funny thing for Landon Porter and his Gorilla Marketing group. Go to http://woowooarmy.com and see what he’s up to.

There’s a snippet of a conversation we recorded as a test before the podcast between Robert, Landon and me around the 7-minute mark. Let us know how it sounds and if we need to improve the sound quality somehow.

Whelp, Amazon has bought Whole Foods. Get ready for food to be airdropped via drone in the coming years. We’ve all been waiting for it. And you’ll probably end up being able to shop at the Whole Foods stores and leave without paying directly. If you’ll recall, Amazon was testing stores where you could buy things without paying either earlier this year or late last year.

Paying off debt. It’s a big deal. And you’ll feel better once it’s not weighing on your shoulders. We talked about how Robert is taking his debt by the gonads and getting rid of it all.

Robert refers to the practice of centering yourself as “woo woo.” He was raised in the south, so anything that isn’t “hard work” is considered “woo woo.” It’s hard to explain in words so listen to the podcast and see what we’re talking about.

Last but not least is Zoom. Zoom is a video conference software that allows you to do SO MUCH MORE. Click here to sign up for it via our affiliate link. We get points for it!

And, as we mentioned in the podcast, here are links to Landon Porter, Tina Sibley, and Ben Perry.

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By | 2017-07-22T14:27:26+00:00 June 27th, 2017|podcast, Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 96

The Purple Tie Show Episode 95

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

So, a few things out of the way. I forgot how much the Amazon Echo VIEW (not Show or whatever I called it) costs. It’s $229 and available for preorder as of this show’s initial release day. The Apple HomePod costs $349. And New York was the first state to pass the “free tuition” law.

This was a show full of updates! Robert’s been on the FB Live Challenge for a week now, and he’s killing it. He’s telling his backstory, and it’s super interesting! If you want to know about his backstory (in full, unfiltered glory), head over to the FB Live 30 Day Challenge group and give it a watch. He’d love to hear your feedback.

The Apple Keynote was this week. Hopefully the link I post will be evergreen, but we’ll see. Apple likes to take down their keynotes after a while. Like, what’s the point of leaving up last years keynote? UPDATE: I found a YouTube link, so I’m using that instead of the Apple website. Just in case.

Robert has also joined a sort of mastermind group that gets together once a week on a video conference call and discuss business things. Robert decided this week that it’d be better with wine. He was right. The call started at 9pm CST and ended some time after 2am. He didn’t finish the call so he doesn’t know exactly when it ended.

We talk about being constructive versus being combative to an idea. It seems like a common sense kind of thing, but some people can’t help themselves. They have to give your their dirty, two cents.

We also briefly talked about the Canon 80D that we bought mainly for video production. It’s an amazing piece of equipment. There’s this built in time-lapse mode that just KILLS it. I’ll upload all of our experiments with it later.

Oh, and our chatbot? Still needs work. To say the least. I probably should have planned it out a little better than just sitting down and DOING it. But whatever. It was a great learning experience.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 94

Episode 94: Going FBLive and Google

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology.

Let’s nerd out for a second. Intel has introduced its latest CPU, the i9, with a whopping 18 cores. It’s ridiculous. It’s fantastic. It’s virtually impossible to utilize every core in most programs. But it’s neat!

Robert joined a Facebook group called 30 Day FB Live Video Challenge where you start a Facebook Live video once a day for 30 days. Pretty self explanatory, right? It’s a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. There will always be someone in the group to watch you when you go live, and they’ll give you encouragement and critiques to help you get better. Robert is gearing up to do some videos for us in the future, and he needs to brush up on his on-camera swagger.

A long time ago, we had a dream of making a full fledged newsletter, with articles and interesting tidbits and goings on in the tech industry. Obviously, this would have been for FavGeek and its customers. But that never happened. Let’s face it. Getting people who are fixing computers, video game systems, and iPhones to sit down and write about those things is difficult. We put out a single newsletter and called it quits. There just wasn’t enough time in the day. But what about this podcast? Or even a video blog? Couldn’t those things be just like a newsletter? Of course, they can! And that’s kind of what we’ve made the podcast into. Just a one stop shop for the interesting bits of news that’s happened throughout the week to us and the business and tech sectors. If you’ve got an interesting podcast or alternative newsletter, let us know! We’d be happy to give you a shoutout on our show.

What if your SEO game was so impressive, so all-encompassing, that you could put in a specific search phrase LITERALLY anywhere on Earth and have your site come up first (mostly, Isreal, I’m disappointed) in Google? How amazing would that be? Well, we’ve done it. Just search for “purple tie guys” (without the quotes) in Google anywhere on Earth and we come up first. In fact, there was someone in one of Robert’s Facebook groups earlier from Spain that searched for us (I think she didn’t believe us) and sure enough, we came up first. FavGeek, too. Just search for favgeek in Google. Go on. I’ll wait. That’s what SEO can do for you and your business. We’re now able to be globally recognized, anywhere.

And one last bit of tech news, Google Your Primer is an app for your portable device that gives you snippets of business knowledge like ‘How to gather a social presence!’ or ‘How powerful is your audience?’ They’re presented like note cards, the lessons only take a few minutes to complete, and at the end you’re quizzed about the content. It’s a quick, easy way to stay up to date on your online business.

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By | 2017-06-28T10:49:53+00:00 June 6th, 2017|podcast, Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 94