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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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Aug 22, 2018

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is once again joined by world-renowned author and communications coach Carmine Gallo.

During this chat, Carmine and Adrion discuss his latest book, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great -  and why it is important for leaders, especially Gen Xers to sharpen their skills of communication and persuasion for today's marketplace.

Carmine Gallo is the bestselling author of Talk Like TED, The Storyteller's Secret, and The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.

He is an influential communication advisor for the world’s most admired brands that touch OUR lives actually every day, such as Google, Intel, Coca-Cola, Allstate, LinkedIn, and others to name a few.

A very popular keynote speaker, Carmine teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands, and motivate change.

Carmine has now released his latest book, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great, in order to highlight and evangelize the art of persuasion in the business and leadership world. As the book states: communication is no longer a "soft" skill - it is the human edge that will make you unstoppable, irresistible, and irreplaceable, earning you that perfect rating, that fifth star. 

Carmine also writes for Forbes.com, Inc.com and is an executive education instructor at Harvard University.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear why Carmine decided to name his book Five Stars, and the inspiration behind the title
  • How Aristotle’s theory of persuasion is such a critical element for effective communication
  • As the CEO of your career, why you must continually improve your skills, especially the art of communication
  • Why the power of words can inspire an entire generation
  • The reason why Gen Xers are now in the “sweet spot” of life and in a great position to lead through the skill of communication
  • Why it’s important to share your origin story, especially your failures, and also how you became transformed by those experiences
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Carmine's Personal Theme Song

Thank you for listening!

Aug 16, 2018

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, this is another solo round. And I’m getting very tactical and actionable with empowering and educational content to help you level-up at work, in business and in life.

During this episode, I am going to be introducing a framework I’ve created that outlines in detail what I consider to be the five (5) actionable tips that will help you develop a "Powerful" personal B.R.A.N.D.™, by using our 5-point framework. 

It’s simply an acronym that actually spells out the word B.R.A.N.D. 

Build. Refine. Amplify. Nurture. Dedicate.

 

Are you looking to accelerate your career? Are you wanting to grow as a leader? Or perhaps you are urging to take that leap into entrepreneurship?

Well, as a professional in today’s competitive marketplace, I strongly believe that the most critical action you must take to excel as a leader, to gain more visibility, and to maximize your impact is to laser focus on developing your personal brand.

Also, it’s important to understand that “everyone is a brand.”

The difference is how you choose for it to be truly defined…either by you, or by other people.

There are methods and strategies to help shape the perception of you and your story. It comes down to being “intentional”, and the steps you take to influence how powerful and effective your personal brand can be.

So my goal was to demystify these steps, and provide a actionable framework that was simple understand:

 

  1. BUILD the Key Elements of Your Brand DNA
  2. REFINE Your Personal and Professional Narrative
  3. AMPLIFY Your Unique Story and Ideas
  4. NURTURE Your Network and Relationships
  5. DEDICATE Your Time to Consistent Action

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why everyone has a personal brand and why it’s mandatory for professionals in today’s digital and competitive work environment to focus on their brand
  • Why having a logo or a nice headshot does not totally define what your brand entails
  • Hear what are the core elements of your Brand DNA (purpose, positioning, promise, values, and your brand expression)
  • Why the success of an organization is the sum of the greatness of each individual employee. 
  • Why Gen Xers should especially focus on nurturing and cultivating their relationships in the workplace
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Thank you for listening!

Aug 8, 2018

On this special “best of” episode of Gen X Amplified, we are replaying our very first interview and episode for the podcast! Yes, this is how it all started – with our great conversation with Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling author, consultant, speaker, and digital marketing expert.

Chris Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, offering business and marketing advisory help for mid to larger sized companies. He also helps small business owners through classes and webinars at Owner Media Group. Chris is a sought after keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting. His next book is about how companies can extend trusted relationships using AI, blockchain, chatbots, IoT, and video.

Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more.

He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series.

Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online.

During this episode, we discuss many valuable insights, including focusing on doing for others as Gen X leader, and the importance of writing multiple ideas, reading, and taking action as a business leader.
 

We also get to hear Chris sneak in a line from a famous 1990s sitcom opening theme!

Key Takeaways:

  • How branding is really about defining “who you are” and people relating to your personal story
  • Why the best leaders are really “servant leaders.”
  • How instant gratification for content is now the norm – and why Gen Xers must pay attention
  • Why people may be looking for even more real leadership than before
  • Why generational labels can be important, but individuality should still co-exist
  • What the generation after Gen Z may be called?
  • The reasons why Chris’parents are not the typical Baby Boomer
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Chris’s Personal Theme Song

Thank you for listening!

Aug 1, 2018

On this latest, and very special episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is going SOLO. That’s right. This is a very personal solo episode of the podcast, where Adrion is going to unpack a little about his background and what his overall mission and vision is not only for the podcast, but his personal purpose.

Adrion Porter is a brand strategist, advisor, speaker, mentor, and the founder and host of Gen X Amplified. And on this solo episode, he goes into detail on his personal story. Adrion talks about his professional experience working as a marketing executive at Citi, HBO, Turner/Cartoon Network, and iDisciple.

Adrion also spends time unpacking his overall mission and purpose for Gen X Amplified, and why he is dedicated to empowering and helping Gen X leaders and mid-career professionals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hear about the different professional experiences, especially work for big brands and media companies such as Citi, HBO, and Cartoon Network propelled Adrion to his current career
  • Why the time is NOW for Gen Xers and mid-career professionals to make massive impact on the world
  • How Gen X leaders can embrace their role as bridge builders in the workplace
  • Why Gen X Amplified is actually more than a podcast, but also his personal purpose
  • Why Gen Xers should mentor and motivate other generations, especially millennials
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Adrion’s Personal Theme Song

Thank you for listening!

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