039: Adding Value to Influencers with Crowdfunding King, Brandon T Adams

The guest today is Brandon T. Adams. Brandon is a serial entrepreneur, owning a stake in a number of businesses including The Accelerant Media Group, Live to Grind, Young Entrepreneur Convention, Arctic Stick and an ice distributorship that serves 3 different states. Brandon is co-host and one of two executive producers of Ambitious Adventures, a reality television program focusing on the compelling stories of young entrepreneurs around the country. He’s the VP of Business Development for Think Rich Films, on the film Think And Grow Rich: The Legacy, and the youngest person to be featured in the film. In addition to his TV and film work, he’s the host of the influential business podcast Live To Grind and has been a guest on over 100 shows. Brandon and his team at Accelerant Media Group work with high profile clients like Kevin Harrington, John Lee Dumas, Think Rich Films and others on branding, PR, digital marketing and successful crowd funding campaigns, raising over $1.5 million in the last year. Brandon is also a regular on the motivational speaking circuit and loves to teach other entrepreneurs how to replicate his results.

Here’s what Travis and Brandon discuss in this episode:

  • How a book changed Brandon’s life when he was 21
  • The power of storytelling and video in building brands, and inspiring and educating people
  • Why Brandon believes that you need a balance of who and what you know to be successful
  • How Brandon uses his podcast to network and give value to his guests
  • What not to say when you meet a big influencer, and what to say instead
  • The importance of building your reputation, connecting with and giving value to influencers, and acting on opportunities when they come your way
  • The value of following up and thinking ‘what if it goes right?’
  • The power of endorsements from influencers
  • Practical ways Brandon adds values to influencers
  • Why Brandon got into crowd funding and the most successful campaigns he has been involved in
  • The importance of one-on-one mentorships and masterminds in Brandon’s life and career
  • How events have been part of the key to Brandon’s success
  • Why you need a balance of overcoming your fears and playing to your strengths
  • Brandon’s hack to standing out at events and his number 1 networking tip

Where to Find Brandon:

The best place to find Brandon and all his resources is at www.livetogrind.com

Links and recommended resources:

Remember, if you’re serious about building your network, check out the Facebook group, Build Your Network Beta at byn.media/fb

 

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