Jan 18, 2017

Writing A Book In Your Itsy Bitsy Spare Time with Jessica Robinson: Ep. 238

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Prepare to add more to your To-Do list after you hear us chat with Jessica Robinson. Jessica is the owner of Capture Video, the founder of Better Said Than Done, and now a published author of Caged, the first book in her V-Z vampire trilogy. Oh, and she is also a Mom to two adorable and lively youngsters. 

How does she do it all???? And how in the wacky world does she carve out time and space to write? This is what we wanted to know! Jessica shares details on how to write and self-publish a book when you are strapped with other responsibilities. It's not easy, but it is possible.

We are more motivated than ever to work on our books, and put something tangible into the world. Go, go, go! 

Need a video for your business, organization or event? Capture Video Is The Best! 

Interested a storytelling workshop or attending a show? Check out all the things Better Said Than Done has going on. 

Need a really good, action packed Sci-Fi/Fantasy thriller? Order or download Caged today! 

Follow Jessica on Twitter and Facebook too! 

 

**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music! 

Jan 10, 2017

Creators! Protect & Profit From Your Intellectual Property!: Ep. 237

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Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary, or artistic production of which he is the author. --Article 27 of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights 

Get excited, JellyVisionaries because you are big-time property owners! As creators, you have intellectual property that if properly claimed and protected, gives you excusive rights that can lead to additional revenue potential through licensing opportunities. 

We breakdown several kinds of intellectual property (IPs) that are relevant to creatives, including copyrights, industrial design rights, trademarks, and trade dress. 

Protecting your intellectual property is just one of the many steps to success through licensing. This is all about combining your artistic vision with something that sells. Be a smARTist! 

 

Resources: 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

U.S. Copyright Office

Licensing Expo May 23-25, 2017 

 

We will have another Jellysode all about licensing in the near future--stay tuned! Are you ready to start protecting your original creations? We hope so! 

If this episode got you psyched, motivated, energized, entertained, etc--we'd love an iTunes or Stitcher review or an email! 

jellyvisionshow@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook too! 

 

  **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

 

Jan 5, 2017

Get Customers Addicted To Your Business: Ep. 236

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There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. ~ Roger Staubach

 

A recent experience with the Starbucks and Peet's Coffee apps have us off and running about the importance of the customer experience. Jelly loves Peet's coffee, but Starbucks won her business by delighting her with their mobile app.

Lesson learned! You don't have to have the best product to succeed, but you do need to provide an unforgettable experience that leaves every customer feeling a positive emotion and/or identifying with a posiive quality. 

 

How can you get your customers under your influence and addicted to your business? 

 

  • Use snail mail to give your customer a surprising experience. Isn't it nice to get something other than a bill in the mail? 
  • Keep improving your product instead of pushing existing customers into a bigger sale. 
  • Do something your competition isn't doing. 
  • Create a sticky experience. Modcloth is a great online example! 
  • Do 20% more than what is expected. Always. 
  • Be a generous resource for your clients. 
  • Eliminate any friction between the customer want and the sale. Make it very, very easy to buy from you. 
  • Get personal (this is where small can really compete with BIG)
  • Hang out online with your customers. Complaints online equals priceless intel. Reward your brand evangelists—the ones who are singing your praises on social media.
  • Reward your loyal customers. 

 

**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

Dec 27, 2016

Drinking The Rejection Cocktail with Jack Ma: Ep. 235

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"Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Cheers to rejection!  We do some hero worship of Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and the 19th riches man in the world who bounced back after a series of brutal rejections. His story can be your story, JellyVisionaries.

Here is Jack Ma's passionate speech to his 17 friends who chose to invest in him despite all his previous failures. Go Jack!

https://youtu.be/Up9-C4_8dVo

Dealing with rejection is a real b*tch, but we can't let the inevitable rejections cripple us--instead, we can use them to be better, stronger, and to accomplish more than we though was possible before the crushing blow.

Toughen up and get back on the path to your success! There is huge opportunity lurking in every criticism, complaint, and kick in the teeth when we can get past our egos and open ourselves to it.

Here is the Letter of Rejection Cocktail Recipe that we fear will make us feel like more of a failure because it looks really hard to make!

 

Some of Jack Ma's Rules for Success:

  • Get used to rejection
  • Keep your dream alive
  • Don't complain, look for opportunities

 

Need to commiserate? Check out http://iheartrejectionletters.com/

Learn more about the Tree of 40 Fruits living art project!

Please check out the street photography of James Prochnik!

Our awesome new intro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

 

If you like us as much as we like you, please let us know by rating us on iTunes or sending us an email at jellyvisionshow@gmail.com!

 

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