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So, it might seem a little strange that a business growth podcast is doing an episode on nutrition. But to me, the two go hand in hand. 

I’m a single mom. I run my own business. Am at the gym 6 days a week, run a podcast, write for publications, travel and still have energy to spend time with friends and family. A lot of people ask me where I get my energy from. And I tell them, food is my fuel.

But it wasn’t always this way. About 15 years ago I had just moved in with my ex-husband. I began eating what he ate. I gained weight. I was also working a very stressful agency job…and one of my clients was Cadbury. Every day around 3pm, I'd inevitably hit my wall. So, I’d go into my desk and break off a chunk of a dairy milk bar (or one of the other chocolates I had in my fully stocked desk). And, by the time I left for work and did the 1 hour commute back home, I’d be in what could only be described as a fog. I never felt sharp and on point. 

Then a friend suggested I do a cleanse. I had to cut out sugar, breads, red meats. It totally changed my eating habits. The fog literally lifted and I (as a side-effect) lost 15 lbs. That began my side-passion for nutrition. I haven’t looked back since. 

Good nutrition increases energy, focus and drive. It doesn’t matter how smart you are or how passionate you are about what you do. If you don’t have the energy to mak it through your day, you’re running an up hill battle. 

So, today is all about helping your get that energy up, so you can focus on building your business.

I’m thrilled to have Sara Best, registered wholistic nutritionist share her tips for boosting your energy naturally - she’ll tell you what to do and what to avoid. 
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Today, Kendrick Shope (recognized as one of the top sales people in the US), tells us how to overcome common sales objections by using her 7 proven tools! Turn your next no into a yes.
Listen to the episode: http://laramcculloch.com/overcoming-sales-objections-kendr…/
Get it on iTunes: http://bit.ly/kendrickshope
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One of my favourite #podcast  interviews to date with the amazing #sales  guru, +Paul Lemberg. Learn how to build a kick-ass sales team and process.
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Happy Tuesday!
On the podcast now! http://laramcculloch.com/creating-movements/

Tired of being seen as a commodity? Fed up with working with clients you don’t enjoy? Are you feeling uninspired by your job? Then you’ll want to listen to this episode with guest, Brett Culp. Brett is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent finished project is Legends of the Knight, a feature-length documentary that has amassed a tribe of raving fans who helped him show his film in over 90 cities across the US, raise over $60K for local charities and secure a distribution deal with Netflix. He’ll share inspiring lessons that will leave you understanding how to stop thinking like a commodity and start building movements.

Listen to it free: http://laramcculloch.com/creating-movements/ (look for the gold bar and click play)
Or listen to it in itunes: http://www.bit.ly/brettculp — with Brett Culp.
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On the Start Some Shift podcast: +Nathalie Doremieux tells #eventprofs  why building an email list is CRITICAL for business + how to do it effectively, even if you don't have a website!!
Download: http://bit.ly/nathaliedoremieux
Show notes: http://laramcculloch.com/list-building-nathalie-doremieux/
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If you hate the thought of sales, this is a good place to start...
I sat at my desk, hands folded on my lap, staring at my phone. I sat for a long time like this. It’s as if I was waiting for the phone to give me a pep talk. Then, a brilliant thought came to mind. Maybe I should check Facebook…after all, one of my posts might have gotten a LIKE. …
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So, a number of you asked for a solid interview on SEO for small businesses. You asked. We delivered! Gary George is an SEOlogist who'll give you the tips you need to know to skyrocket your rankings with Google (without paying a dime).
Episode: http://laramcculloch.com/seo-for-small-business-gary-georg…/
iTunes: http://bit.ly/garygeorge
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On the podcast this week: Digital strategist, Marie Poulin, critiques 3 event planning websites and talks about how to convert visitors into customers (and avoid the most common website design mistakes).
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If you want to be able to walk into a room and walk out with a signed contract, you'll want to listen to this interview with Oren Klaff of Pitch Anything:

Listen to the episode: http://laramcculloch.com/pitch-anything-oren-klaff/
Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/pitch-anything-oren-klaff/id961366485?i=336821398&mt=2

#eventprofs   #eventprofsuk   #salesandmarketing   #salesexecutive     #bizbash   #weareises   #sales   #pitching  
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On the Start Some Shift podcast: +Nathalie Doremieux tells #eventprofs  why building an email list is CRITICAL for business + how to do it effectively, even if you don't have a website!!
Download: http://bit.ly/nathaliedoremieux
Show notes: http://laramcculloch.com/list-building-nathalie-doremieux/
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Your competitors can echo your pricing strategy, they can knock off your work, they can pinch your people, but they can’t steal this one thing... #eventprofs  
A small, independently-owned dry cleaner in Portland, Oregon posted a sign outside of their storefront that garnered international media attention and local pride. It read: “If you are unemployed and need an outfit clean for an interview, we will clean it for FREE.” A movie theatre in Austin, Texas, called the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, shot to …
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Marketing expert, Brand consultant & Professional Speaker
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  • READY2SPARK
    Small Business Marketing Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Regal Tent Productions
    Marketing Consultant, 2005 - 2009
  • Pigeon Branding + Design
    Brand Consultant, 2002 - 2005
  • FutureBrand
    Brand Consultant, 2000 - 2002
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Small business marketing consultant, Brand consultant & Keynote Business Speaker
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Lara McCulloch-Carter - Small Business Marketing Consultant | READY2SPARK

As Chad Borenz of Event Solutions puts it, “The world of marketing is changing, and Lara is one of the ones changing it!”. A strategic thinker, marketing expert and a pioneering force in the branding revolution, Lara has been featured in a multitude of international media outlets and was most recently honored by BizBash magazine with the title, Industry Innovator.

With over 15 years as a Brand Consultant for multinationals like Cadbury-Adams, Unilever and Scotts, Lara brings ‘Big Brand Thinking’ to small business. Her consultancy, READY2SPARK is focused on helping companies attract, engage and energize customers through a variety of marketing services. She is also a sought after professional speaker and educator, travelling the world and changing how people think about their brands.

In addition to being the Chief Brand Storyteller for her company, Lara also founded #eventprofs, a thriving online community that was featured in The Twitter Book by Tim O’Reilly and Hear Me Roar, a community for business women in event. Her blog READY2SPARK has been touted as “the fresh perspective on creativity, branding and social media” and holds the title as the event industry’s highest ranked independent blog.

The culmination of Lara’s passion and experience has heralded leadership posts on numerous Advisory Boards, a monthly column for an international magazine and recognition with three National Awards for dedication, spirit and leadership.

Client by client, article by article and keynote by keynote, Lara is sparking a fundamental shift in the way companies do business around the world.

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