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[00:00:00] Introduction: Welcome to the #PirateBroadcast™, where we interview #interestingpeople doing #interestingthings. Where you can expand your connections, your community, #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree. Let’s get this party started.
[00:00:10] Russ Johns: I'm just I'm just having a fun today because unfortunately the schedule didn't work out for our friend Steve today on the show. So what I'm doing right now, and first of all, welcome, welcome. Welcome. If you're watching this, are you watching the replay? It doesn't really matter. I just really want to make sure that I encourage you to think about how you're going to move forward in your day. How are you going to have a little, #gratitude have little attitude of gratitude and make sure that things are happening in your world in a positive direction. And I also want to talk today about something that's incredibly important to me. Video is absolutely changed my life and I want to make sure that I can, I don't know that I can adequately community. All of the value that I've received as a result of doing a, learning this process years of practice and, identifying different solutions and attempting to push the boundaries in some of the ways that I have over time. And also, I want to give you an update for those that are on. Facebook YouTube, LinkedIn, Michael Baker Lynette. Bieber's how are you doing? Hope you're having a fantastic day and yeah, Steve couldn't make it Lynette. I'm doing a solo show, but I'm also over here. I'm doing a, I'm doing an episode live on Instagram. So that's also an opportunity and I want to bring up, I need to bring this up as well. I'll do that in a minute, but I wanna, I want to share with you today, the value of actually producing content, using video and. Using video Alese. Good morning. So happy to be here. Thank you so much. I'm so happy. You're here as well. That's okay. Lynette things happen. Schedule life takes place. It's not a problem. Let's not get too wrapped up around the things that may not happen. So that's okay. The best part though, is I'm going to be sharing a little bit about this upcoming webinar I have. If you go to crowdcast.io, crowdcast.io/ Russ Johns, I'm going to be doing some webinars on how video. Has impacted my life and how it can impact your life as well and how you can actually challenge and improve and make connections and start conversations in make sure that you're moving forward in this world. Recall technology. There's a lot of opportunity out there that a lot of people are leaving out on the table. And I know that there's Kenneth gutters, her savor the flavor brother. Thank you so much. Awesome. This sharing your delectable thoughts with us this morning. I am here. Yes. Feeling healthy. Yes. I'll give you the backstory. Lynette on why Steve wasn't able, for some reason I was updating the pirate broadcast schedule because historically I was doing five days a week at 7:00 AM. Same time every day. Then I took a pause after 500 episodes. And then I went over to Wednesday at five in the east. And so I was actually changing out the Calendly schedule and putting things out there and changing it up. And apparently he booked it. And for some reason he booked the time for nine, 20 random time. However, it's not necessarily available because I go at 7:00 AM, Arizona time. So apparently he had a conflict and wasn't able to wasn't able to attend. So it's awesome that you're here and we can do this. Fun everyday deal. Casters joined what's up deal casters I'm on Instagram live. I'm adding Instagram licenses, a solo show, and I could actually talk to people over here. So I'm really excited about the opportunity to actually have a conversation with everybody. Steve Spiro. Good morning. Master connector, speaking from Stanford, Connecticut. Steve love that you're here. Thank you so much. Tim is in the room. Good morning for Pennsylvania. Thank you so much, Tim. I love that you're here. Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate it. Gabe. What is going on? Good morning. Are you at work? Gabe, let me know. What's happening with you in this world and then also Amina. Hello for Paris. I hope you found the information in the call. We had the other day valuable. I hope that it was. Something that you can use and pursue new business in your world. So thank you so much for joining in Tony, out of Toronto, Tony, Toronto. I hope you had a great rest last night because your products services are epic. Tony does bedding in Toronto. If you don't know Tony connect with Tony, because it's really important. We've got Nancy in the Instagrams. We got a. Carrie not is here. Wow. We're getting a few people here getting a few people here. So Tony let's see, who else is joining us today? Howard Kaufman. Good morning pirates. Worldwide. We got Paris, South Africa, Toronto, Canada, here and there. I want to recognize Howard Kaufman because Howard has this amazing product that I just. And it's O R L. And if you go to his site, I went and did a video shots of video for Howard and his business. And you may not know that I actually have a business and I do things on the side like that. And one of the things which alludes this to is the webinars that have these webinars. So I'm going to put up crowdcast.io/ Russ Johns. I want to share some of this information and some of the value that video can bring to your table, it's just matter. Marco, Brian, another pirate. How are you doing my friend? Making those words fly out the door. I love it. So what plans are you cooking up for? The #piratenation. Let's talk about that. That's a great question, Gabe. I love that you asked that question. So the #PirateSyndicate, I'm starting to build courses out. I'm starting to, I've launched a few webinars, so I'm going to put some webinars out and I got an offer for things like that gave, that I'm a fan of huge fan of dub, a platform, a video platform. And I hope that hopefully that you're able to. Join in on the webinar, I've got a couple of different times. And so it's really about how you can structure your video and engagement. We all have a gift, we all have a message. We all have a story that we can actually share. And I think back a hundred years, grandparents that we knew and, people that lived and experiences they've had, and there's a lot of different ways. Collect and capture stories, using video. There's a lot of ways that we can actually use video to engage with individuals and other businesses. And just like I shot video with Howard for his business, he's putting it together for a informational product, so he can actually train people on how to speak about his products and services. And that's a powerful tool because somebody could watch. Two minute video or one minute video and get some talking points about what product is service is all about. So video for me is a magic, it's a magic outcome that we can actually produce results. So the #PirateSyndicate I'm going to be producing shows for other people. My goal is to. A hundred shows. I'm going to grow that I'm going to teach and train people on different strategies using all kinds of tools, video lead generation follow-up engagement, relationship building. And I'm going to be putting courses in the #PirateSyndicate to help the community out and continue growing. It's a full house today reaching around the globe, being the #inspiration making a difference, Michael Baker in from Florida, by the way. Thank you so much for that. I really appreciate you. And I appreciate you being here. I got some people over here on Instagram social media solutions joined fund what is a fundamental, I liked that fundamental. I am Carol Elizabeth that's right. Hacks and hobbies fun every day. Absolutely. Nancy Lucas joined. Thank you so much for being here. I really appreciate that. Such a wonderful thing. Gabe says sexual wonderful thing to see you growing and doing so much more. Hey, Gabe, I'm actually, I'm scaling back to three days a week and then also putting out some stuff on Instagram. Facebook lives and showing up at a couple of different places just to test out and see what has taken place. And I'd love to have you join on again. I love the idea that we can collaborate over time and learn from each other and you have grown so much. Gabe, I love what you're doing. I've always loved your idea and your direction. There's things that we're doing out there with video that it's so powerful. It's so incredibly powerful. I wanna, I want to write this down, actually. I'm going to put this, I'm going to put this out there. Cause I want people to actually join this webinar. And again, typer spills. So you have to bear with me. Yeah. Go to crowdcast.io. I'm going to put this, I'm going to put this out here. crowdcast.io, Russ Johns, and just sign up for one of the days. Sign up the registration Crowdcast. Here's the backstory. Okay. When I was in Houston years ago, live-streaming high school, varsity sports to am radio. I don't know. That's a chapter in the book of life. We actually started a platform. It was a live streaming platform that we called it Crowdcast my business partner at the time, Kyle and I were thinking big, we were thinking that we were going to live stream these high school, varsity games. Advertisers would want to advertise and all of those things out there. And then I met Sai and Darren at Crowdcast out in San Francisco back, I don't know, it's probably been at least five years ago, a great team of individuals. I just really enjoyed him. And. So it was really one of those things that I wanted to share and put a webinar together and actually use video to explain how video has changed my life in some of the things that you need to consider. So you can actually go out there and get started with this. If you're nervous about being on camera and you don't like the way you look or you don't like your voice, like so many people don't care for their voice when they first hear it recorded. Nancy Lucas, Nancy, you remember? Awesome. Fantastic. Joined Helms 10 29. Thank you so much for being here on Instagram. There's so many valuable things that we can learn from using video. And once you get past the comfort level of showing up on camera and you say, Hey, this is who I am. This is what I do. This is where I'm going to go. And you decide what you want to accomplish with video. It's an incredibly powerful tool. We'd love having another live conversation with you. Maybe if I'm lucky I could catch up to Steve Solomon as a repeat pirate gain. You're welcome. Anytime. You're welcome. Any time I'll send you a link. I'll send you a link when you visit Houston again, please let me know. Really enjoy some Texas barbecue or Tex Mex and margarita is, or maybe both Kenneth, maybe both. I think you're down in are you down in Sugarland? Kenneth, let me know. I used to broadcast the sugar land Skeeters. You might be familiar with those guys. And so Mike Baker bring in the unity back to the community collaboration and cooperation. Absolutely. Absolutely. We cannot diminish the value of community. And here's the secret I've used dub to surprise and engage and surprise. Yeah. Surprise people on a regular basis. And I want to share this out. I've taught classes, I've taught workshops and charged money for them. And a lot of people have Gabe. Value from this process and I've done over 500 episodes of the #PirateBroadcast and the reason I was able to book that many people on the show I believe is because of the way I use dub is this tool that I use. And I love I endorse and ha Kirby sauce joined. Thank you so much for showing us. I'm here on the pirate broadcast. We're sharing a couple of stories here and enjoying the day. And so dub is a tool I've actually used over time to actually pursue conversations, starting conversations, and loving the idea that we can actually do this thing called social media. The last two last couple of years of. Fascinating. My business grew in 2020. I've been incredibly fortunate and blessed to have business reach out. I produced a lot of live stream episodes, lots of shows that are out there and making sure that people understand it. And one of the things that I have a tendency to do. Good spread out on completely different projects with different teams. Cause I love helping people. And the downside of that is that I'm task switching from one thing to another thing, like doing emails one minute editing video, next minute, doing, building a website the next minute and shooting editing, copy. And although I can do all of those things that I have done, all of those things for my clients, what I really am passionate about is helping you and others learn more about video and how powerful it is. Lead generation. Everybody has. Everybody has. Necessity in their life. At some point in time to actually generate a conversation, start a conversation, develop a relationship, and you have a gift. You have a message. You have a story that you can actually use to leverage and start the conversation. Somebody wants to know what, somebody wants to feel as if they know you through your experience because they have a shared or similar experience. So it's really important for us to understand that we all have something to offer. A lot of people say what I w what could I share? Start a conversation. Let's figure that out because it's not necessarily that you don't have anything to share. It's just that you haven't identified and you might have the Kona knowledge where you think Hey, if I know it, everybody knows that I am so guilty of that. And it's really important for us to get out of that habit, LinkedIn user, I'm not sure who this is. One thing that Texas has the rest of the country doesn't have. As your mungus and amazing cigar stores, that is true. That is true. Kenneth says Heidi Heights, our Texas cigars, really that ginormous, I don't know. I don't smoke. Don't know dos. I think the stores are sign it's within you. The book is available on Amazon. Believe in you as I do. Oh, thank you so much, Michael Baker. I have a problem with that. I know I'm working through it though. Nancy Thomas. Yes, indeed. Nancy, I enjoy you. Your energy is so amazing and wonderful. And thank you so much for being here, Rob. Hi everyone. Rob, happy birthday. It was his birthday last Friday. So if you haven't reached out and Rob. No you're thinking about him. You can do it now. Wine stores, Nancy Lucas's wine stores too. I remember no one knows as much as everyone we can all learn from each other. That is so absolutely true. It's like being in line at the grocery store, somebody in front of you, maybe somebody behind you, that's why #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree. You don't know who, who needs help. You don't know who needs your help. And I really believed that video can make the difference. Video will make the difference in a lot of people's lives and they produce results to be seen, be heard and build your authority. You're important. Gave our Texas cigars ginormous. She, yes, they are. Jordan. Michael. Love you, man. Inferred, California. Thank you so much for being here. Man. Yeah, I'm in Sugarland, Texas, just Southwest of Houston. Yeah, I know where, so I used to work actually I used to have main street chamber meetings down in Sugarland, Texas, so out in Katy as well. And when I was out networking in Houston, so re route probably crossed paths at some point in time. Nancy Thomas, Rob Nancy, Tom says happy birthday. This is amazing. You XD joined it in Instagram. If you're on the Instagrams, this is something I could do on a regular basis. I could just jump on and share some information at a random time. Gabe I'd like your feedback on that jumping on a random times inviting people on, would that be valuable or important? Rob says, thank you, Russ Johns, anytime, brother, anytime. So happy birthday, Rob Nancy, Thomas. See, there's a reason to be here. There's a reason to be here so seriously, a lot of things are coming our way and I just want you to join one of the webinars. I got four different times. From a launch perspective or from a marketing perspective, having four different times is counterproductive because it's like, you can't really say, Hey, the clock is ticking. Sign up. Because there's an alternative time. However, I figure after four webinars, I'm going to go ahead. I'm going to practice. I'm going to get, I'm going to get this down. And obviously I have an offer. I haven't. I haven't posted the offer yet. However, the offer is to actually join a course and a class with me to actually learn how to use dub, how to use dub in your business, how to use dub in your personal life, in so many ways to communicate and follow up. In fact, Kelly garden who's in Texas is. She has been involved in, send out cards for decades. And yesterday was my half year birthday. So my half year birthday, she sent me a text message and she goes, Hey, I want to celebrate this. So I just recorded a dub video and sent it back to her and said, thank you for thinking about me. And it's really important for me to recognize. You're doing so many great things and wonderful things in your life and that small gesture going back and forth when it's not even necessary. That's what builds relationships. That's what allows us to stay connected and stay in the conversation. I have a long before the web was really well. Cell phones were around. I used to text friends all the time and I got out of the habit and I need to get back in there. You know how we go in and out of different parts of our life. It's one of those things that you just have to learn, how to adapt and learn how to reach out, because we're talking about this the other day. It's like a lot of kids don't have, a lot of family around, people move from different cities, different, I've lived in, I don't know how many cities I've lived in my. And so no grandparents and support systems and friends from high school and all of these things with technology and using video, you can actually stay connected. It's a little easier that way. So Nancy says in one of my groups, someone had a last minute cancellation of a guest and posted for someone to come on. I would have taken them leap. However, I saw the message to. It's always, I want to do, I just wanted to experiment with with Instagram this morning. So it's there's always an opportunity to show up. So linkedIn lose it. Rob woot, happy birthday. Gabe says I really do enjoy the pop-up streams. And sometimes the engagement is awesome. That's probably true. I have to believe that a lot of my audience comes from LinkedIn. However, I still get Facebook. I still get Instagram apparently. So Nancy Lucas is here. Our current world is a way of connecting. It is a way of connecting. And I just really and here's a special gift to the world. Krista is out there. She just did a launch and a series and shared a lot of valuable information. She did a five day challenge, which was awesome. And Chris does. An amazing person. If you're not connected with Krista, get connected with Krista, tell her that you're a pirate and a thank you for jumping in Krista. I really appreciate it. And I'm talking about the webinars that I'm going to be sharing out. I got four options for you four different times. So going in, join them, I got people signing up already and I'm going to be promoting those. Until Thursday, I got the first one comes on Thursday, then I got Friday and then a Monday and then the following Wednesday. And then I'm going to be teaching a class. I'm going to be sharing a class opportunity as a result of being in those webinars. So I'm going to be given a lot of information away, a lot of strategy. A lot of ideas exchanging a lot of ideas about how you can actually. Produce results in your business. Tim says Krista, Molly, this is amazing. Yes, Tim Christie is amazing and is one of the individuals that will tell you the truth, she's honest in a kind way, and she's very. Why's when it comes to what needs to be showing up in your world. So all the respect in the world for Christa and what she's doing Gabe, Tim, good to Tim. Super producer, man. Yes. Tim savor the flavor. Rob Kenneth Dunn or June. Yes, you are my friend. Yes. See, this is what community is about. This is why it makes so much of an impact. And this is why we do what we do. I really appreciate the fact that we're here doing this. We're having the conversation, or at least I'm having a conversation. Jump in the comments. The engagement is cool. I really I'm kinda intrigued by this Gabe, I think you're right. I think I'm going to have to jump on kind of pop-up sessions now, and then just jump on and have conversation with people and maybe share some valuable information and a, put it out there. So crowdcast.io/ Russ Johns. And for those people that attend I have a couple of bonus things that I'm going to be sharing with you. And as I've been doing this thing for a while. So if you want to pick up a few ideas about how you can use video in your business, some of the strategies that can be produced and everything that. Just some words of wisdom from experience and the opportunity to grow as an individual and using video and how to use video and how to pursue conversations. Cause I believe you're only one conversation away, only one conversation away and you really have an opportunity to generate some real. Impact in the world. So go out and make it matter, make a difference. So Tim says he signing up, #gratitude like clubhouse effect. Absolutely. Absolutely. I guess I could start on, I could fire up clubhouse too. I should do that. I should probably do that. Tim, we can figure that out. Hey, I'm going to, I'm going to bounce off. I want to thank everyone for being here. I, it really means a lot to me to be able to share information with you, show up on a regular basis, be consistent, be present. And I can't tell you how many conversations I've had on the side and people reach out and how much. Doing this has had in my life. It's, it really means a lot to me. It means so much. And by doing this I've really there's times where I've been able to get through some challenges, personal challenges just because I have people out there that I'm connected to and I can reach out and have a conversation with. Don't be afraid to reach out. Don't be afraid to make matter. There'll be afraid to do something important with your life, with your message with your gifts. All right. So I'm going to sign off because #kindnessiscool, #smilesarefree and you #enjoytheday. And tomorrow is 5:00 PM w Wednesday. Yeah. Wednesday is 5:00 PM. Join us for tomorrow a different schedule. So see you soon.
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[00:30:08] Russ Johns: I guess, in order to end the show, I have to actually end the show. Love y'all take care.
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