What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:

  • Great show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I'm absolutely hooked on this podcast! Huge kudos to Mario for consistently delivering top-notch episodes. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Amazing Guests, Real World Advice
    by Demi @ Comcastro.com from United States

    Just wanted to say thank you, Mario! Great practical ideas and such enthusiasm. I recommend this show for anyone looking to change their mindset through access to access to some great real world inspiration.

  • These podcasts have some great nuggets!!
    by Jen from Fort Worth from United States

    Mario has an A guest list that go out of their way to give you their best tips to be successful in your business endeavor. I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

  • Inspiring Real World and Practical
    by SheriTraxler from United States

    Love the inspiration of “hey if they can do this so can I “ And that there is practical ideas from their expertise too Also love the variety of times

  • SUPER PRO production, and better content
    by JoshRamsey from South Africa

    Hits the nail on the head, and brings practical insight while doing it!

  • Enthusiasm and experience
    by Cfow110 from United States

    Mario is an enthusiastic experienced interviewer. He creates conversations with great content but also leaves room for some whimsy with his imperfect action round questions.

  • What an Enjoyable Show!
    by BretRidgway from United States

    Mario Frachini is the consummate pro when it comes to being a podcast host. The time just flew by and the conversation was great!

  • Great Show!
    by erseburse from United States

    Always providing great content- keep it up!

  • Insightful, inspiring and empowering!!
    by Anya Bartholomew from United States

    This is a gem!! You've got to pay attention to "little" things to appreciation the power of this incredible useful information!! The more you listen, the more you love it! Try and you'll see!!

  • Love love love
    by Tanyamariedube from Canada

    What a great show. I loved listening to your episode with Dave Lorenzo on the 60 Second Sale. As someone who loves sales (but loathed them when I started with cold calls and cold door knocking), I loved what he said about hearing the word “no”. In sales, we are trained to look for the no’s. It makes us really good at it if we can really get into it. What you two were talking about with regard to how our limitations are i’’our minds really resonated with me. I love that because it’s a game changer when you understand that sales is just about helping people solve a massive problem and getting paid for it and then taking imperfect action, get on your feet and have fun. Thanks so much! Love this show.

  • Amazing podcast!
    by maddie@podcastingyou from United States

    This podcast is incredibly informative and empowering! Each episode is an insightful deep dive into an entrepreneurial story that highlights tenacity, innovation, and advice to help you level up in your own journey.

    by Mitko I. from Bulgaria

    A ton of value, keep rocking!

  • Great show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I love this show. The host is really entertaining and the content is pure gold. This podcast became my top show. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Insightful and wide ranging
    by purpletom111 from United Kingdom

    This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to optimise their business. Mario is a fabulous host with brilliant questions and a relaxed, friendly demeanour. I loved Episode 261 about Growth Marketing, really useful - high product quality is the best marketing strategy out there!

  • Brilliant insights from the best…
    by jxywvut from United States

    No matter what big business mountain you are trying to summit, the EA podcast has something amazing to inspire and teach you how to start or scale your venture. I love tuning in every day to learn actionable insights from a new expert or industry. So much value to sink your teeth into. Give it a listen!

  • Top Notch Quality Content for Authentic Leaders
    by dropinceo from United States

    A meticulous production, a highly professional host with authentic conversation creates an amazing experience for the listener. A must listen for insights and inspiration for the Entreprener or C-Suite Leader.

  • Love it!
    by Mariann!! from United States

    It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

  • Actionable and Inspiring
    by Ben_Cook28 from United States

    I appreciate the authenticity, quality of the guests, and insights from this podcast

  • Essential content for your entrepreneurial journey
    by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom

    Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.

  • Wealth of Information
    by KPM D. from United States

    Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!

  • Packed with actionable content!
    by mwforrester from United States

    Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.

  • Powerful!
    by MichaelUnbroken from United States

    This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken

  • First Rate Host and Brilliant Guests
    by Wade Galt from United States

    Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.

  • Great show.
    by mdaciuk from Canada

    Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.

  • Great topics - and tips!
    by Kate | EOFire from United States

    Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!

  • So glad I found this podcast!
    by Nate804 from United States

    I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!

  • So much information
    by abal31 from United States

    Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.

  • 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and Scalable
    by Mary2577 from Philippines

    Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.

  • Easily One of My Favorites
    by ScottDGray from United States

    I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.

  • Priceless Content!
    by megan@podcastingyou from United States

    Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!

  • Very helpful
    by Luke and Susie from Australia

    As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.

  • Great Show
    by emj-js from United States

    Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!

  • Smart Ways to Gift
    by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!

  • Heart Centered Success
    by Macnjacs from United States

    Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!

  • Love this show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !

  • So much value!
    by Loose Seeds from United States

    The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!

  • Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!
    by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Great Podcast
    by 11Dreamer11 from United States

    Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.

  • Innovative
    by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!

  • Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!
    by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States

    Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!

  • An Expert on Experts!
    by Powerful Eric from United States

    Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!

  • Now I know
    by Margo Lovett from United States

    Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett

  • Keeping the Books
    by E-World from United States

    Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.

  • Excellent podcast
    by Atomickitten99 from United States

    I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.

  • Unique - Engaging - Bold
    by Paul D Johnson from United States

    As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.

  • Fun, insightful, and quality production
    by koltrass from United States

    Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!

  • Inspiring interviews to take the next step!
    by BillableWithBaby from United States

    Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!

  • Pure value, I love it
    by Jdoggg222 from United States

    Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!

  • Loved the Craig Handley Episode
    by MHillfan from United States

    Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›

  • Inspiring. Informative.
    by SunDevil from United States

    Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.

  • Game changer
    by TimLawson21 from United States

    This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!

  • If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!
    by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom

    Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!

  • Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!
    by Jbower1282 from United States

    Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.

  • Mario is a great host with great questions!
    by alexdesigns from United States

    Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.

  • A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!
    by Chiquita2727 from United States

    Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.

  • Great Show
    by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom

    Love the broad selection of topics for inner

  • Amazing inspirational stories
    by colas_18 from United Kingdom

    This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.

  • Fantastic
    by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States

    Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!

  • Top Learning
    by BLNT PPTT from Hungary

    Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!

  • Mario inspires!
    by Fatherof10yrold from United States

    These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!

  • Expert authority!
    by Tara Williams Phone from United States

    Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!

  • Great show!
    by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States

    Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.

  • A Podcasters Inspiration!
    by JamieKullman from United States

    Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!

  • Quality professionalism
    by VirtForce from United States

    I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.

  • How to conquer your limiting beliefs
    by Dave4syth from United States

    Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.

  • I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episode
    by AwesomeMontana from United States

    Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!

  • Great content!
    by Cory Lee Leadership from United States

    Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!

  • Fascinating interviews
    by Bill Ringle from United States

    Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Love It!
    by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India

    Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.

  • Boost my Amazon sales!
    by SurvivalDad from United States

    I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!

  • Great Podcast for Leaders
    by grice79 from United States

    So much great advice from great people. I especially liked the recent episode on upping your presentation game. Very helpful!!

  • Interesting and USEFUL
    by Banking On Music from United States

    I love being able to use the info provided by your interviewers to make my career more successful!

  • Love It!
    by LauraMore from United States

    I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!

  • Memorial Day
    by Dave4syth from United States

    I really enjoyed the Memorial Day episode. It was a sincere and heart felt tribute to our veterans.

  • Flawless interview style
    by GninraeL14 from United States

    Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!

  • Come here for value
    by Joshua User 202! from Canada

    Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!

  • Crisp and interesting interviews
    by Joel Goobich from United States

    As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting

  • If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.
    by Macstephen1 from United States

    Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.

  • New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channel
    by Angela Brown Oberer from United States

    Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!

  • Very Professional & Engaging Show!
    by Mitche Graf from United States

    Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!

  • Great Content
    by Pilar S. from United States

    Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.

  • Great content!
    by @Mentally_Strong from United States

    I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.

  • Professional and Informative
    by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada

    Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

  • Great Podcast
    by Amber Fuhriman from United States

    I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!

  • Great find!
    by Reed Stiles from United States

    Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.

  • Great show and great host!
    by Laurapowers44 from United States

    Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!

  • Walks the walk
    by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!

  • Honest and authentic
    by Deano3622 from United Kingdom

    Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!

  • Walks the walk
    by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to the this!

  • Great and insightful!
    by Karty12345 from Australia

    I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!

  • So much Value..!
    by Alex Dali Rizo from United States

    Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day

  • Inspirational Intentional Information
    by 10Kforte from United States

    This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Wow!
    by Tyscoaching from Australia

    Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!

  • Motivation on Tap
    by AnthonyPGarcia from United States

    Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!

  • Starting a Movement
    by JustMe2say from United States

    There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!

  • Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!
    by The Big Game Hunter from United States

    Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!

  • Mario Truly Care About His Guests
    by Podcast Junkies from United States

    Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.

  • Put your thinking cap on!
    by Sergeson from United States

    This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!

  • Relavant for anyone!
    by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Mario nails it!
    by Mickiezada from United States

    I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!

  • Mario is the real deal
    by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.

  • Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journey
    by FromLisa2 from United States

    I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.

  • A Gift
    by Lisa Vogt from United States

    Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!

  • This show is ON FIRE!
    by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States

    Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!

  • Entrepreneur Must Listen
    by HWoodwriter from United States

    If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.

  • What a show!!
    by CWLuecke from United States

    Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!

  • Loved it!
    by Seodrigo from United States

    This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!

  • Great listen
    by trinity3712 from United States

    Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b

  • Great Knowledge!
    by Jon Vroman FRD from United States

    Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!

  • Excellent show, very imformative!
    by Shaolin Soprano from United States

    Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!

  • Helpful Information!
    by The Medicare Nation from United States

    Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation

  • Love Mario’s Attitude
    by marisaimon from United States

    Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lots of Great Info!
    by DarlajPowell from United States

    Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.

  • Great Content!
    by LanceJohnson_ from United States

    Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂

  • Important information!
    by Allmenow from United States

    Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!

  • Difference-Maker
    by Unlimited Beliefs from United States

    Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!

  • Excellent Information
    by Stallion golf from United States

    Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.

  • Motivating and valuable information
    by Calvin Javier from United States

    Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!

  • Good information
    by FIRE NATION! from United States

    Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better

  • Greatness
    by MiaSportFanatic from United States

    Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.

  • Listen to the experts - and thrive!
    by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!

  • Show is amazing!
    by JohnnySwim32 from United States

    I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!

  • Great show!
    by Jefferson_79 from United States

    Great information for all businesses.

  • Good value!
    by Audrey purplele from United States

    Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.

  • Interesting Topic
    by Eric Oler from United States

    Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!

  • Helpful Advice from Experts
    by ichuck2 from United States

    Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.

  • What a great show!
    by Christopher List from United States

    Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Great!!!
    by tommye w-c from United States

    Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!

  • Fun & informative
    by Saoirse Sky from United States

    Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!

  • Great show!
    by CJThomas6 from United States

    Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!

  • Great podcast
    by Rosie81200 from United States

    Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.

  • Never Stop Learning!
    by Terri in Fairhope from United States

    Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!

  • Amazing!
    by KatieBrooksIV from United States

    If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!

  • Wonderful show!
    by @IV-Heather Tieben from United States

    Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!

  • You Will Not Be Disappointed!
    by Composer 1853 from United States

    Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.

  • The hardest working man in Podcasting
    by EOFire.com from United States

    Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show! ~ John Lee Dumas

  • Great interviews and guests!
    by Mel Good Karma from United States

    Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!

  • Fantastic
    by Jason A. Duprat from United States

    Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.

  • Enjoying!
    by Slordan from United Kingdom

    Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!

  • Nice variety and interesting topics
    by emjgreen from United States

    Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.

  • Super Mario
    by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    Mario is the real deal and BRINGS IT to his own podcast and everywhere he interacts in the world. If honesty and vulnerability bother you, please move on to the next podcast.

  • Great Content! Great Interviews!
    by No BS Mompreneur from United States

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What You Will Learn In This Episode

[0:51] – We thank our sponsor, Wirecast Pro

[1:21] – Hope’s inspiration to get into personal branding 

  • She loves it when people are living their best life and presenting who they really are to the world, the good parts and the bad parts.

[3:15] – People that Hope works with 

  • People who are already really good at what they do and just want to get more attention for it

[4:40] – Hope’s process of work 

  • Help people build their platform from the ground up
  • Help them get publicity if they already have a platform built
  • Help people define the bigger category of what they want their message to be
  • Help them focus on a very specific category
  • Help them identify that bigger picture and then basing a strategy around that

[8:02] – Hope’s advice to clients 

  • Focus and make a step by step action plan

[9:24] – Client’s top priority 

  • Looking at what is going to generate the most revenue in your unique situation

[10:27] – What clients should do 

  • Know what to focus on and take action

[13:20] – Hope’s biggest  transformation 

  • Build a platform for her mother
  • Gained over 2 billion views in the media for her mother

[15:33] – Hope developed programs and systems for personal branding based on actual public figures. 

[18:59] – “I don’t think that anyone can have a successful personal brand just on the internet or just in person, not in 2019. I think that it’s a multifaceted approach there.” – Hope Brookins

[20:06] – How video helps in connecting with people

  • Letting people see who you are on camera
  • Letting people see your personality
  • Letting everyone get to see you as a complete mess

[22:06] – Time out to thank sponsor, Wirecast Pro

[22:37] – The Imperfection Action Round

  • The fastest path to the cash is service based offers
  • There is no such thing as an overnight success
  • People need to define what their brand is in order to be on brand
  • People need to have their message defined
  • People need to have that bigger overall specialty
  • Be authentic
  • Build the platform and get high value media attention for that platform

[30:06] – Expert Authority Checklist

[31:21] – We thank our sponsor, Wirecast Pro

[31:38] – Expert Authority World

Episode Transcript

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Intro [0:00]

EA interviews Episode 34. Inspiration, transformation, success stories and the Imperfect Action Round seven days a week. Join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview. 

Mario Fachini [0:14]

Expert Authority World, today is a great day and I’m excited to share with you.  Have you ever wanted to do personal branding? Have you ever wanted to get your brand out there? Have you ever wanted to go viral? Have you ever wanted to be on TV? How about, have you ever wanted to have your life turned into a movie? Have you been on a thousand plus media outlets? Well, I’m excited to share with you today Hope Brookins. She has done all of these things. And she’s going to be sharing with you the importance of personal branding and how you’re going to be able to do it for your business in life. So we’re going to bring her up right after we thank the sponsor. 

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Mario Fachini [1:09]

Here she is everyone, Miss Hope Brookins. Hope, how are you doing today? 

Hope Brookins [1:13]

I’m great. I’m very excited to talk to you about all things self-promotion and personal branding today. 

Mario Fachini [1:21]

What inspired you to get into it? Why personal branding? Because I’ve had people ask me, you know, they think it’s kind of controversial because some people believe you shouldn’t be self-promoting or you shouldn’t promote yourself or do any of these things. And while I agree, it shouldn’t be about look at me and egotistical and stuff of that nature. If you have a business, it’s absolutely paramount to getting the message out there and getting the visibility out there. How do you tread that line? And what inspired you to get into it? 

Hope Brookins [1:51]

I definitely cross way over that line, first of all. But what inspired me to really start helping other people build their personal brands and their personal brand platforms is, I love it when people are living their best life and presenting who they really are to the world, the good parts and the bad parts. I think that too many times in society we’re told to fix the bad things, to hide the bad things. And I’m all about leveraging the bad things to make money and get attention on the internet. 

Mario Fachini [2:26]

Do tell me more about that. How do you leverage the bad things? 

Hope Brookins  [2:29]

So often when clients first come to me, maybe they’re a financial advisor and they’ve been in debt or maybe they are a – or look at myself. When I first started, I was scared because I thought the worst thing about me is that I was young. Well, for example, the financial advisors that I worked with, was able to leverage the fact that he knew what it was like to be in debt. And I was able to leverage the fact that I was young and a millennial to say that – to help clients who were also millennials and to add a fun millennial young spin to all of my work that people are quite frankly looking for these days. 

Mario Fachini [3:07]

So who would you say you helped? And how do you help them? Because there’s a lot of people that need your services. But who is your ideal client? 

Hope Brookins [3:15]

I work with professionals. Now, that sounds kind of broad, but it’s people who are really good at what they do. It’s not people who are trying to learn a new skill or do something new. It’s people who are already really good at what they do and just want to get more attention for it. Most of my clients usually end up being millennials, it’s just – who loves me. But I do work with some older people. And I’m sure that long term, I’ll work with some Gen Z too. 

Mario Fachini [3:40]

All right. So we have to have a qualifier on there. What do you qualify older people? 

Hope Brookins  [3:46]

Any one older than millennial. 

Mario Fachini [3:47]

Well, that’s an interesting thing. Because I’ve looked up the whole millennial thing and there’s about a six year span, that depending on the source, it could be from ’81 to ’84. What’s your take on it? 

Hope Brookins [4:00]

I don’t have numbers memorized. But typically, whatever source is like – whatever source allows for the oldest definition of millennial, that’s usually where my client range cuts off. 

Mario Fachini [4:14]

All right. 

Hope Brookins [4:15]

It’s people who may not even know they’re millennials before they start working with me and learn it afterwards. 

Mario Fachini [4:22]

Well, that’s cool. You’re creating new ones.

Hope Brookins  [4:25]

Well, technically, they just didn’t know they were one. 

Mario Fachini [4:28]

All right. So what’s the process you take them through? Tell me more about what you’re actually doing for them. And let’s say, I’m already a successful business owner and I want more attention, what are you going to do for me? 

Hope Brookins [4:40]

Yeah. I work with clients in two main ways right now. I either help them build their platform from the ground up or I just help them get publicity if they already have a platform built. So since the latter is a little bit more self-explanatory, I can dive into the more general platform building to start off with. So when someone first comes to me, they’re usually already successful. They usually already have a lot of great things they’ve done but they’re not talking about them. So I help people define the bigger category of what they want their message to be so that they can then move forward and leverage all of these things that they’ve already done that they’re already really accomplished that. I’ve had people who have days named after them. They literally have a day named after them and they don’t even talk about it. It’s not even a public thing. It’s not even in their bio. So helping people take all of those things and then leverage them into a bigger platform. So for some people that looks like helping them refine a message that is going to work better for them to be on stages. For some people that means we’re finding a message that’s going to shoot them off towards a reality show or towards a podcast or a book, whatever. So it’s all about refining that initial message so that they have a clarity and can move forward very strategically so they’re not wasting any time. 

Mario Fachini [6:05]

Why do you think most people have a hard time with that? Because I’ve experienced it with my clients as well when we’re working on their messaging for their book or their show, whatever the case may be. I can totally, 100%, unequivocally relate to the whole award, award, award, recognition, recognition, award. And they’re like, “Is anyone going to listen to me?” Like, “Really? You have a whole wall of accomplishments over here?” Why do you think that is? 

Hope Brookins [6:33]

Well, society tells us that we cannot be proud of ourselves. Society tells us that we cannot take credit for our accomplishments. And that’s just wrong. Because if you, as an experienced person, don’t take credit for your accomplishments then people who are much less experienced will end up with the clients and they won’t be able to help them as much as you would. So the way that I help people is helping them focus on a very specific category. So if they’re someone who deals with – if they’re someone – if a business owner comes to me who owns a software company that’s all about lead generation. They’re not going to go speak on stages about lead generation. That’s not going to lead them to have a bigger platform. What’s going to lead them to have a bigger platform is a more overall focus on communications or on communicating with your personality, communicating with fun, whatever. So I’m helping them identify that bigger picture thing and then basing a strategy around that. It helps expand to their audience. It helps expand their platform. And it gives them a lot more opportunities whether in the media or in their own brand and business. 

Mario Fachini [7:46]

Have you ever suggested to a client to do something that’s referred to as contrarian? Such as you’re saying, if they’re doing software, they’re probably not speaking as an author would. Have you ever told them to cross that bridge and break into it for the sheer fact of no one else is doing it? 

Hope Brookins [8:02]

Most of my clients are very ambitious. Ambitious would be an understatement to describe most of my clients. So they already typically have dreams of conquering the world. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a single client who doesn’t already have it in the back of their mind if they belong on a stage. Sometimes they don’t know why or what for. But they know that they have a message that they need help clarifying to take on stage. So typically, for me, you know, once or twice, I’ve had to say, “You need to write a book.” But overall, they already had that on their to-do-list too. So I’m very lucky with the type of people that I attracted that it’s more like honing down their ambitions and saying, “Okay. You’re going to do all of these big things.” But first, let’s focus and then let’s make a step by step action plan. Because you can’t take over the world in one year.

Mario Fachini [8:55]

That is very good advice. Because so many people underestimate what they can do in five years and overestimate what they can do in one year. So how do you break that down? If I say, “You know what? I not only want more attention. I want to write a book. Along with the podcast on video and I want to be speaking three times a week around the country. And I want to open an eCommerce short store. And why not let’s have some swag too. We need mugs printed.” 

Hope Brookins [9:24]

This sounds like my typical sales call. So the first thing that I usually do with people is to find their goals. And that sounds big and broad. But overall, what it really comes down to, 90% of my clients, their number one goal is to make money immediately. So while all of those things are big, fun, brand, and platform builders, that clothing line, the magazine, the podcast, we typically base on client goals. Instantly look at what is going to generate the most revenue for you and your unique situation right now. Sometimes that is public speaking. Sometimes that is more one-on-one consulting programs or courses. But typically, what we’re making the top priority is making money. 

Mario Fachini [10:07]

I love that as the top priority. I also take my clients through it. And whether it’s the books, the show, whatever the case is, if you don’t have sales, you don’t have a business. Have you ever had any clients that want to be on stage, they want to do all these ambitious things, they have high minded goals, but they don’t like selling? 

Hope Brookins [10:26]


Mario Fachini [10:26]


Hope Brookins [10:27]

I think that because I tend to work with more people who are already business owners, that’s what they’re good at. They’re usually better at selling than me. One of the funny things that happens to me on sales calls, often, is that my clients are almost selling me on why they should work with me. And I’m like, “You just took over my sales call. But you sold me on myself. Like yeah, I’m convinced you need a personal brand too.” So it’s really funny. I think I’m in a unique situation there with the type of business owners who come to me that they’re good at sales, they’re better at sales than me, they don’t need help with sales. They’re not afraid of selling themselves. I think what most of them lack, as opposed to the sales goals, is they need to focus. Because like you said, they have 20 million dreams and they have, you know, five million different things that they’re actually really good at. They’re so accomplished that they just need to hone down and pick out which thing to focus on and really explode out there into the universe. 

Mario Fachini [11:31]

Well, that is awesome that you have that setup. It’s one of the things I help my clients setup in their business because I encounter it. It’s maybe 50 – I was going to say 50/30 – 50/50, 70/30, 

whatever the case is. Some people like sales, some people don’t, but they want to get better at it. They might, you know – they might not want to do it but they know they need to. And there’s nothing better than when I help them create a qualification process. And I know exactly what you’re talking about where you’re on the phone going, “I never said yes. Tell me one reason I should allow you in my program.” I’ve said that to my clients and all my best ones. I’m thinking of a lot of them right now. And even one that just recently got started. And we’re launching her book in about six weeks. It was the same thing. What do they all have in common? They’re all going, “Oh, here’s why I’d be great. Here’s why I’d be great. Here’s why I’d be great.” And then the other type of people who I don’t really work with anymore, they’re just going, “So what about this? What about that?” Like, that entitlement like, “I called you. You should take me on.” And I tell everyone, “Absolutely not.” Qualify them and if they’re not selling to you, they’re probably not the best fit. So that’s awesome. You have it all the time. 

Hope Brookins [12:45]

Right. No, it’s amazing when they’re like quoting my own bio. I’m like, “Is this normal?” It’s a really interesting thing. 

Mario Fachini [12:54]

They’ve done their homework. 

Hope Brookins [12:55]

Yeah. I think that really comes down to very ambitious people show up and they’re ready to take action. 

Mario Fachini [13:02]

Absolutely. Decisive decision making. It’s one of the number one things I have running throughout my training as Imperfect Daily Action. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just keep doing something. Let’s talk about transformation. What’s the biggest transformation you’ve ever been able to give to a client? 

Hope Brookins [13:20]

Well, not that I’m all about self-promotion or anything here. But absolutely, the biggest transformation I’ve ever given to anyone is my own mother. It’s kind of a cheat because I certainly put a lot more hours into working with her or years than a typical client. But she went from an author of a book, it had sold in a very big New York publisher’s auction. But we went from that to over 2 billion views in the media in one year. So it was quite a process. What we did is, we built a platform around my mom’s story and my family’s story about building our own house using YouTube videos. She wrote the book to continue that platform. She started doing speaking. And then when we shared the story with the media, because of the platform we built, because we had the websites, because we had the social media presence. At the time I think on Twitter alone, my family had over half a million followers combined. So we had a big – we had built that platform. So when the media did come, we were able to leverage it in a different way and on a different level that allowed our story to go viral. Very viral very quickly with over a thousand media outlets in two weeks in 65 countries and 35 languages that later grew to 75 countries. And honestly, it’s impossible to track because of translation issues on the internet. But that doesn’t happen without building that platform, which is what I help other clients do. And just, you know, it works really well when you can invest yourself full time into it for a few years for a family member who has to listen to everything you say. 

Mario Fachini [15:04]

And I’m sure she’s very appreciative of it. 

Hope Brookins [15:07]

She is.  Hence, why she’s letting me borrow her beautiful library for this interview today. 

Mario Fachini [15:12]

Well, tell her thank you for me because I do like the background. And let’s talk about your background with politics and working with the politicians in the past. How did you segue that and transition it into personal branding for entrepreneurs? What are the similarities and the differences? 

Hope Brookins [15:33]

Yeah. I mean, ultimately, what it boils down to at working with any sort of public figure is very similar. So I started off working in politics in Arkansas, which is a whole different political climate if you’ve ever been involved in politics in any other state. I was 17 when I first started. I started working on campaigns with local candidates. Before I knew it, I had worked for an intern for President Clinton and then 14 plus US Congressman in Washington, DC. So I got a really quick introduction, quicker than most people, into the world of these public figures. Most people when you think of the word public figure, you probably think of a politician. That’s probably one of the first people that you think of after you hear that word. So it was a more natural transition to start working with entrepreneurs doing personal branding because that’s what I was doing for politicians. They are the ultimate brand builders. They have their political signs, their campaign buttons, or campaign stickers that goes beyond that, of course. But no one else in society has permission to be self- promotional in a way that politicians do. And that’s one of the things that I am able to uniquely help people do because of my perspective there. Most people with personal branding have a corporate background, working with corporate brand identities. And regardless of political feelings here, corporations are not people. So most people who are helping people build personal brands are turning them into a company, which is kind of crazy. Because we have thousands and thousands and thousands of years of history of public figures, of queens, of kings, of conquerors, dictators, whatever style you want your brand to be, who have set a precedent of how to be a successful figure, of how to grow a cult like following, of how to do this whole being in the public eye thing. So that is who I look to and that is how I have developed my programs and my systems based around actual public figures. 

Mario Fachini [17:52]

So the background for the politicians, you’re saying, is similar to entrepreneurs. But do you tell the entrepreneurs that – do you ever specify, like, we’re going to do online only or offline only? Because with politicians, I think it’s cool that you’re doing both. But is it the same for everyone? 

Hope Brookins [18:13]

What do you mean online only or offline only? 

Mario Fachini [18:15]

So what you’re saying about the campaign buttons and the door hangers and all the political swag, do you recommend that – is that part of your system for success – 

Hope Brookins [18:23]

Oh, I see what you’re saying. 

Mario Fachini [18:23]

— as far as do you recommend it to all clients all the time? Or is it case-by-case? Because I know with politicians, you know, we’ve all seen it. They got the cool things. And I love direct mail. And I love offline stuff, especially now because so many people are focused on email only and Twitter only, and this, that. The only other thing only they forget you can send someone a handwritten letter or send them something in the mail, you know, whatever the case may be. And you’re cutting through that. Twenty years ago that wasn’t the case. But I feel it’s come full circle. How do you handle that? 

Hope Brookins [18:59]

Yeah. Whether I’m looking at politicians or entrepreneurs or authors, I look at it on a case-by-case basis. But overall, when you’re building a brand around yourself, when you are trying to become a public figure, you’re doing the same things. You are establishing your credibility online with a website. You’re establishing your credibility in person with some sort of swag. Whether that looks like campaign buttons for a politician or oven mitts for a cooking expert, you have branded swag. So yes, it definitely is different in terms of the specific swag based on your industry. But I don’t think that anyone can have a successful personal brand just on the internet or just in person, not in 2019. I think that it’s a multifaceted approach there. 

Mario Fachini [19:51]

I love that. We’re going to quote that part that is powerful right there. So let’s talk about video. Because I know you love video and everything we had to do to set this up. So how has video helped your business over the years? 

Hope Brookins [20:06]

I think that going live, showing up on video, letting people see who you are on camera, letting people see your personality is essential in 2019 and going forward in 2020. It is the way that you connect with people. And reality TV is ultimately, I think, what changed that in society and what gave us permission to be real and to not be a boring old scripted TV host or TV show. So I think the reality TV talk shows, those all have given us permission to show up the way that that we should these days with our personal brands on video. So for me, I think that video has – 

it’s been a challenge because I had been banned from video for a while because of other contracts with reality TV. But being able to show up now is just so vital to letting people get to know the real you. Whether it’s on an interview like this or whether it’s in the bloopers or from an interview like this, when everyone gets to see you as a complete mess. So it’s just different facets of your personality in a way that nothing else can. Also, it’s the easiest thing for people to consume. There’s nothing more lazy than consuming video content. You have to press play. You can close your eye. You can listen to it. You can have it on mute. You can watch it. There’s literally no other type of content that requires less interaction to absorb. 

Mario Fachini [21:46]

Very succinctly put. Video, I would say, is a lot of fun. 

Hope Brookins [21:55]

Video is fun. Technology for video, ugh, not so much. 

Mario Fachini [22:00]

All right. Well, we’re going to go to the Imperfect Action Round. But first, we’re going to thank the sponsor. 

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Mario Fachini [22:37]

And we’re back with Hope Brookins. Hope, are you ready to take Imperfect Action? 

Hope Brookins [22:44]

I am. I am. 

Mario Fachini [22:45]

So guess what the first question is. No clue? Awesome. 

Hope Brookins [22:50]

I did not review this. 

Mario Fachini [22:51]

That’s fine. Because I actually like surprising people and it makes it more interesting. And I’m going to ask you, so what is the fastest path to the cash you’d recommend? 

Hope Brookins [23:04]

Service based offers. Whether that’s events, high end coaching, getting in and offering something, that is an instant thing for people. It’s always going to be the fastest way you can make money. Building a platform is a long term gain. It will make you more money long term but it’s not going to make you tons of money upfront. 

Mario Fachini [23:24]

In your experience, what do you find it takes? Should people expect a couple of months, six months, 12 months? 

Hope Brookins [23:30]

To build a platform or to make money? To build a platform, ultimately, it’s going to take you years. It’s something that I help you start doing. It’s something that you can do a spectacular job on in two weeks if you focus a lot. But long term, building a platform, building credibility, building a reputation is not an overnight thing. And I think that that’s – there is no such thing as an overnight success. So that’s the biggest thing that people want. This isn’t a pill that you take magically and you’ve lost 60 pounds. You have to put in the work and do it. 

Mario Fachini [24:06]

I love that you talk about that because so many people go, “Oh, overnight success.” And it’s like one of my favorite things to do growing up was look at celebrities and movie stars. And when you start hearing about them, go to IMDb and look when they started. And it was generally 10, 12, 15, 18 years prior. 

Hope Brookins [24:25]

Yeah. When I look at my family in the movie deal, we’ve been talking about this for a decade now. It’s just now finally been auctioned. And they’re attaching actresses, etc. So it’s not – people think it happened overnight. People think we went viral overnight. But there was a platform before. There were years and years of work before that made that all happen that set up the infrastructure so that could all happen. 

Mario Fachini [24:52]

Well, I’m glad you touched on that. Because, right, you don’t need to take years to make money but realize the difference between short term game plan and long term game plan. So solid gold nugget hash tag. So the second one, imperfect action number two is, what is the biggest issue problem challenge you see with your prospects? What are they doing that is a repetitive theme? And what’s the fastest way they can fix it? 

Hope Brookins [25:22]

They aren’t being on brand. And they need to define what their brand is in order to be on brand. That’s the quickest thing anyone can instantly do after a single phone call is, start being more intentional about the way they’re showing up, and the way they’re presenting themselves. And making sure that that’s something that represents their long term goals. 

Mario Fachini [25:47]

Can you give me one example what do you mean “on brand.” So when you’re saying show up, online, offline, in person? 

Hope Brookins [25:56]

Showing up everywhere, first of all. Showing up almost means more of fully encompassing that thing. Now, back to how they do that or what it means to be on brand is, they need to have their message. They need to have that bigger overall specialty, like we talked about earlier, whether that’s communication or like my specialty, for example, of self-promotion. It encompasses all of the things I do. They need to have that thing defined so that every time they show up, whether that’s at a local Chamber of Commerce networking event, on an interview, on their own Facebook page, wherever, they can tailor what they talk about to that topic. 

Mario Fachini [26:42]

Love it. Absolutely love it. Because so many people don’t get that. They put on one face in person. I feel they do another one online. Heaven forbid, they’re speaking then they go into speaker mode. And it’s like, just – I tell people, “Be yourself. Like who you are. And just show up that way. Because now it’s less work too. All of this seems like a lot of work. Well, be congruent. 

Hope Brookins [27:06]

Yeah. I want all of their faces to be them. I want all of their faces to be authentic. And it’s actually really hard to be authentic. So you know, because showing up as yourself and with your message is a harder thing than most people realize. 

Mario Fachini [27:22]

Well, I’m glad you touched on it. So the last thing I want to ask is customer lifetime value. How do you maximize it in your business? So that way, you know, if you’re working with someone today, how do you extend that ongoing so that way it’s not just like a revolving door? 

Hope Brookins  [27:44]

A one off? Right. Right. Absolutely. So for me, what’s really great is I’m helping people build a platform. I’m helping people build this thing that they can become known for. And then I take on a handful of select clients, usually after they’ve been through that process, for publicity services and for PR services. So not only do I help them build the platform, but then long term, I help them get really good high value media attention for that platform. So they always want more media attention. So that’s a great way to keep them coming back. And most clients when they start working with me on the first call, they say, “I know I needed to find my platform now. But long term, I need publicity help too.” They know they want to be in the media. That’s not a surprise to them once they’re done developing their brand platform. They know that before they’ve developed their brand platform. So usually, people already have that in mind. It works out really well. 

Mario Fachini  [28:43]

Very good. So where can people find you? 

Hope Brookins [28:47]

Yeah. People can go to hopebrookins.com and find me. And my social handle on, literally, every single social media platform is @hopebrookins. 

Mario Fachini [28:59]

One last thing before I let you go, what is one book that has made the biggest impact on your life that you’d like to recommend? 

Hope Brookins [29:07]

I am obsessed with every book that Robert Greene has written. So I would have to say that The 48 Laws of Power is a favorite. If you don’t want to read a book that big then go with his The 50th Law, which is kind of a follow up to that one but much shorter. 

Mario Fachini [29:26]

Very good. Well, it’s been an absolute pleasure. It was a lot of fun. And I am excited to go back and re-listen to this myself because you were seriously sharing a lot of good information. And I got a lot out of it myself. So thank you. 

Hope Brookins [29:42]

Thank you so much. I hope we can do a bloopers reel of all the fun we had before the episode. 

Mario Fachini  [29:49]

We should do that too. Not a problem at all. Thank you for helping me create it. 

Hope Brookins [29:57]

It was truly a pleasure. 

Mario Fachini [30:00]

All right. Hope, have a great rest of the day and I will look forward to seeing you again. 

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Learn More About Hope

Hope Brookins is a leading personal branding strategist and publicist. She helps professionals build their personal brands and get comfortable with self-promotion through one-on-one coaching, online courses, in-person workshops, and keynotes.

By the time she was 19, Hope had interned for President Clinton, 14 United States Congressmen, and politicians at every level of state politics. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Leveraging her experience in politics, Hope started strategically positioning entrepreneurs through branding before taking on the ultimate experience of positioning her own family.

Hope spearheaded her family’s publicity campaign positioning them to be recognized internationally for their story and, more importantly, their message. Her family’s story of leaving a traumatic situation to build their own 3500 square-foot home with their own hands—using YouTube videos as their guide—went viral. Within two weeks they were featured in 65 countries in over 1,000 media outlets, including the Today Show, People, New York Times Women’s Edition, ABC, CNN, CBS, Inside Edition, USA Today, NBC, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Her family’s story is now being turned into a film.

Her experience in the public eye, in the media, and building her own platform combined with her millennial perspective, is instrumental to her clients’ success and why she’s been labeled a “branding and publicity powerhouse” by her clients. Through her speaking and training programs, she helps clients create a public profile by building a personal brand and crafting a media-ready message to boost their image, shape their reputation, and increase their visibility.

Today Hope’s strategies help professionals become powerful spokespeople for their brands so they can share their messages with the world.

Connect with Hope Brookins

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