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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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By | 2017-08-02T11:02:00+00:00 July 11th, 2017|podcast, Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 98

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

The Purple Tie Show Episode 93

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

For the first time that I can think of, we’re going to discuss our recording setup! Exciting, no? Maybe, maybe not. We’re rocking a Scarlett 2i2 that plugs directly into our 2015 iMac 27″. We’re using AKG P420 Microphones that connect via XLR cables to the 2i2. And our headsets that assist us while we’re recording are Audiotechnica ATH-M20x. All of this is a few years old now, but they work and sound amazing. Of course, if you’re looking to get into podcasting, look no further than the Blue Yeti. It’s an awesome USB mic with a jack in for headphones so you can monitor yourself while you’re recording. If you’ve got a bit more money to invest, check out the Rode Podcaster Kit. That’s what we got for the office to record voice overs and videos.

There is an extensive conversation covering customer expectations. I’m not outlining all of it here, so listen on and enjoy.

We talk about Chatfuel.com and their awesome chatbot software.  The chatbot is really very easy to setup, if not a bit time consuming, but once it’s up and running, you’re free to go about your day without having to worry about answering the same questions over and over again.

Lastly, we touched on two topics: Verizon outbids AT&T for 5G wireless spectrum and Apple may introduce a midrange 10.5″ iPad to replace the iPad mini (I can’t find the article I was referring to, but here’s an article talking about the updated iPad Pro that the article referenced). Click the links to go to the respective news articles.

Happy Memorial Day!

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 92

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

Guys, we took a week off. Sorry. Moving on.

Last week we recorded about 15 minutes of terrible podcast and decided that we just weren’t up to the task. Rather than releasing something that was subpar, we took a week off, regrouped, and now we’ve got some excellent content for you!

A recap of what we talked about last week was:

Retro Pie and Russell Brunson’s Funnel Hacker Blackbox

Apple may be moving into Carnegie Library

Apple also just injected about $200 million dollars into Corning Glass

Dragon Naturallyspeaking

We’ll be going back to Dragon next week probably. It’s a great program, but it has a lot left to be desired when it comes to transcription.

There are rumors swirling about Apple possibly taking the Ipad mini off the market. I’m not sure where I found that article, but I completely believe it. In a world where you can get a 6″ phone, there’s so little need for a 7 or 8 inch tablet that doesn’t let you make phone calls. It would be a smart move on Apple’s part if for no other reason than to funnel the money previously allocated to the mini into something else like the iPhone or one of their various failing computer lines (I’m looking at you MacBook Pro and Mac Pro).

Here’s a link to the Motel 6 radio ad made for millennials. You decide if it’s appropriate for airplay (of course, we do say AF quite a few times during the show today, sooooooo?)

We briefly talked about being a great artist but still needing a sales team. That’s why creatives hire agents who know their way around the market. So they don’t have to sell their own products. They just pay someone else to do that for them.

Tesla announced their solar roof shingle replacements a while back, and I’ve been salivating for them ever sense. I love the idea of putting solar panels on my roof, but when I check on pricing years ago it was astronomical (hundreds of thousands of dollars). Finding out that these shingle replacements are more durable and cheaper than traditional roof materials was so exciting, I started saving money for a new roof IMMEDIATELY. And now they have the ability to PRINT solar conductive material and put it literally anywhere. As Robert points out in the podcast, you can take a huge roll of it into the desert, unroll it and suddenly have power! It’s such an amazing time for alternative fuels. In 20 or 30 years, maybe a huge percentage of roofs in the U.S. will be solar. Maybe we’ll actually begin reversing some of the effects of pollution due to fossil fuel emissions. Or maybe nothing will change at all. We’ll just have to wait and see. I, for one, will have a solar powered roof!

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 91

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

I’m going to start out by saying, “We’re not an Apple podcast.” That being said, let’s talk about Apple! For the 2nd quarter in a row, iPhone sales have slipped. That sets up an interesting question: what is Apple’s “next thing?” There are rumors swirling that Apple may spend a portion of its billions of dollars to buy another company. We’ve talked about Apple possibly buying Tesla before, but there are many other companies that they’re looking into. Disney, Hulu, Netflix, Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and Electronic Arts are all rumors to be on the table. I suppose we’ll see.

We also briefly talked about Windows 10S as a competitor to Chrome OS. I wanted to squeeze it in there before I went to the next thing because we didn’t talk that much about it.

The next thing: Expert Secrets, Affiliate marketing and retargeting! Get Expert Secrets for free, just pay shipping. Go to http://purpletieguys.com/freebook and grab that book. It’s great! The author is Russell Brunson, creator of ClickFunnels.com . Another affiliate link: http://purpletieguys.com/funnel . It’s a great website for building things like lead generating forms and squeeze pages. We talk at length about why retargeting doesn’t pick up that you’ve purchased something months after you initially searched for it. I didn’t get a chance to put in my doubts about technology being able to tell that you’ve purchased something. Especially if you bought it in a physical location, like Best Buy. That’d be near impossible, I think. But if I’d purchased the Bluetooth headset through Amazon (which is where I searched for it, but not where I actually bought it), I think they’d be able to turn off those types of retargeting ads. At that point, it’s basically just a database search.

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 90

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

In our rambling first segment, we talk about using other advertisements to encourage your own. That doesn’t mean blatantly copying, but what we actually mean for you to do is take inspiration from other advertisers and use them to create something unique of your own. In the process of making that point we talk about Volcano and Dante’s Peak (two of my all time favorite guilty pleasures).

Next, we talk about modular shoes. This started life as a Kickstarter called Shooz. They’ve changed their company name and the name of their product. You can find them on their Shopify page (https://one-footwear.myshopify.com/). It’s a really cool concept, in my opinion. You get separate tops and soles. Then you can mix and match to make a “custom” shoe. Things like this has lead to our next topic of conversation, the downfall of Payless Shoes. Payless is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 400+ stores in 2017. Now, this isn’t news to any parent who’s had to buy shoes in the past 10 years, but Payless is notorious for doubling and tripling shoe prices in order to sell a 2nd pair at “half price.” You can’t sustain that business model forever, and this is the inevitable result of that.

Lastly, we talk about Verizon losing 400,000+ users before starting their Unlimited Data plan. Competition from T-Mobile (in the form of their Binge On plan) almost literally tore customers from Verizon’s claws, giving them something they hadn’t had in a while: no fear. No fear of going over their data, text messages, or minutes (yes, that used to be a thing). And Verizon realized what it had to do a little too late. But they’re fighting back now, and honestly, they’re winning on many fronts. But it just goes to show you that if you don’t adapt your competition will always find a way to overshadow you.

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By | 2017-05-02T14:52:57+00:00 April 25th, 2017|podcast, Post|Comments Off on The Purple Tie Show Episode 90