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Gen X Amplified with Adrion Porter

Gen X Amplified is the premier personal development and leadership podcast dedicated to the powerful generation between the boomers and millennials. Gen X Amplified is part of Adrion Porter's vision and mission to change the brand narrative of Generation X, and help Gen X professionals maximize their impact at work, business, and life. The podcast features valuable insights and conversations with world-renowned Gen X thought leaders including: Gretchen Rubin, Carmine Gallo, Paul C. Brunson, Jay Baer, Marie Forleo, Brian Solis, and many others.
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Jan 27, 2016

Do you know what makes a brand truly stand out and create advocates in today's economy? Well it goes beyond just products and services. It's all about how you define "experiences."

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are joined by one of the most renowned digital leaders in today's marketplace - futurist, author and speaker Brian Solis. He's here to discuss his personal journey, and his latest book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.

Brian Solis is recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders, speakers, and published authors in new technology and digital marketing. He is also a digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist.

Brian is a best selling author of some of the most groundbreaking books that include What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage!, and The End of Business as Usual.

Brian is here on Gen X Amplified to discuss his latest book titled:  X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, which explores the importance of experiences, and how to design them for customers, employees and human beings everywhere.

This is definitely a great conversation with an awesome Gen X thought leader - so listen, learn, and be empowered!

 

Key Takeaways From This Episode:

  • How Brian actually defines (X) Experience?
  • Why brands are now defined by not just their products and services, but by their customers’ experiences.
  • The essential reason why creating great experiences is the key for success in this digital marketplace.
  • Why this is a now great time for Gen Xers to be better leaders for the next generations.
  • Why Brian modeled the book’s unique design to reflect the feel of a tablet.
  • And so plenty more!

Awesome Resources from this Episode:

Thank you for listening!

 
Thank you so very much for listening to the podcast, and hanging out with me and Brian Solis, author of the new book - X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. There are so many other shows out there, so the fact that you took the time to listen in really means a lot!
Jan 27, 2016

Are you looking for a more productive way to accomplish your goals this year? Well, this episode is definitely for you. That's because we are joined...again by our very first "repeat" guest. The one-and-only John Lee Dumas from the very popular EOFire podcast.

John revisits Gen X Amplified this time to deep dive into the virtues of successful goal setting, and also his latest passion project, The Freedom Journal!

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of  EOFire, an award winning podcast that reveals the journey of today's most inspiring entrepreneurs - 7 days a week. He has actually interviewed more than 1,100 entrepreneurs since the launch of his podcast, and has over 1 million unique listens a month!

During John's previous appearance on Gen X Amplified, we spoke in detail about the overall story and journey of EOFire. But for his "repeat" visit, John is here to really FOCUS on his latest and greatest project - The Freedom Journal.

The Freedom Journal is John's new and (beautifully crafted) book, that he created specifically to help others set and accomplish their number one goal...in 100 days. During this conversation, John explained his motivation for creating The Freedom Journal and also provide many overall value bombs to help you dominate 2016!

Key Takeaways From This Episode:

  • What did John realize what is the number one secret to success for entrepreneurs?
  • Why did John decide to launch a Kickstarter campaign for The Freedom Journal?
  • The reason why written journals may be more effective than than app-based tools
  • Why you should focus on setting S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • The importance of both micro and long-term goal setting
  • And plenty more!

Awesome Resources from this Episode:

Thank you for listening!

Jan 20, 2016

If you think you’re good at delivering great customer service, then you will be surprised that your customers may not agree. Well, our featured guest on Gen X Amplified will explain why that is the case. We are joined by Jay Baer, who is a world renowned marketing and customer service speaker.

He is also the author of the forthcoming book Hug Your Haters, and he's here to explain why many brands are unfortunately embracing an outdated approach to customer service that does not meet the minimum threshold in today’s digital media landscape.

Jay Baer a marketing and online customer service expert and keynote speaker who has advised more than 700 brands since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, The United Nations and 32 of the Fortune 500. He is also considered the world’s “most retweeted person” among digital marketers.

He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books including his newest publication - Hug Your Haters - the first truly modern book on customer service and customer experience.

Jay is also the founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that helps prominent companies gain and keep more customers through the smart intersection of technology, social media, and customer service. Also through his media division of his consulting firm, Jay oversees publishing a content marketing blog, a daily email newsletter and is the co-host of the top-rated Social Pros podcast.

Jay is here to deep dive into Hug Your Haters and why companies should not, and I repeat….NOT ignoring complaints from their customers, especially in this current digital and social marketplace. He also outlines his guiding framework on how to deliver outstanding customer service which will result in remarkable customer experiences.

Key Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Why getting involved in the internet during its infancy was one of Jay’s best decisions he’s ever made
  • Understand why customer service is really the “new marketing”
  • What are the new platforms of customer service in this digital world
  • Why companies should answer every complaint, in every channel, every time
  • Why Chick-Fil-A is a great example of company providing exceptional customer service
  • What is the Jay Baer rule of “reply only twice”
  • How the principles of Hug Your Haters can apply to personal brands and not just companies
  • And plenty more!

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Thank you for listening!

Jan 12, 2016

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2016!

Yes, we are back with a brand new episode, and it is a VERY SPECIAL one. That's because we're going to take a "listen" back, and celebrate season one of Gen X Amplified.

For this special episode, we are going to showcase some of our most popular episodes, and even play some soundbites from the featured guests. I had such a blast chatting with each guest, and their were so many valuable nuggets and insightful stories that they shared.

Now because timing, I needed to narrow down the episodes selected for this recap. And this was very, very hard! That's because every guest, every interview, and every story shared was extremely valuable and golden.

So, I decided to primarily pick the episodes that were the most popular in terms downloads, feedback, shares, social media, etc. But again, it was very close, and at the end of the day - it’s really not about the number of downloads, It’s more about the impact that each episode and each guest delivers to YOU.

So definitely go back and listen to ALL of the episodes, from 1 to 25, at your leisure.

 

Featured Guests/Episodes (in order as played):

  • Episode 021: Gretchen Rubin on Habits and Being Better Than Before
  • Episode 001: Chris Brogan on Generational Leadership in a New Media World
  • Episode 016: Jay Papasan on The ONE Thing That Matters Most in Business and Life
  • Episode 003: Paul C. Brunson on Entrepreneurship, Relationships, and Focusing on Self
  • Episode 002: Dorie Clark on How to Stand Out and Build a Following
  • Episode 018: Michael Port on How to Steal the Show and Own the Moment in Life
  • Episode 023: Scott Monty on Social Media Strategy and Thought Leadership
  • Episode 010: C.C. Chapman on Content Marketing and Making Amazing Things Happen
  • Episode 011: Chris Ducker on Personal Branding, Outsourcing, and Becoming a Youpreneur
  • Episode 015: Lucrecer Braxton on Photography, Podcasting, and Serving Others
  • Episode 008: John Lee Dumas on Podcasting and Finding Your Zone of Genius
  • Episode 019: Todd Henry on Becoming Louder Than Words with your Unique Voice
  • Episode 005: Hal Elrod on the Miracle of a Morning Routine
  • Episode 022: Lamar and Ronnie Tyler on Building an International Brand and Movement
  • Episode 017: Michael O'Neal on Being a Solopreneur and Proudly Unemployable

 

Thank you for listening!

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