NICOLAS COLE

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Winnie Sun Interview: Meet Nicolas Cole - Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur

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I recently made my way to the west coast to chat with Winnie Sun, one of the biggest names in finance, a Forbes columnist, and podcast host of The Renegade Money Show.

To be honest, this is probably one of the most comprehensive video pieces I have right now that explains my story thus far.

I talk a lot about the power of building your own personal brand, and the importance of sharing who you are and what you know that could provide people value. But this video interview is a perfect example of the outcome of those efforts. Winnie and I play in very different industries, and yet what we share in common is a desire to share what we know with people in a way that teaches, empowers, motivates, etc. That's what allowed us to collaborate, and what allows anyone in any industry to connect with influencers in very different spaces. 

Check out the full show below:

Become The Lion Podcast Featuring Nicolas Cole

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I have written a few guest blogs for the motivational site for young entrepreneurs, Become The Lion, and recently they had me as a guest on their podcast.

Some of the articles I've written for them are:

1. 7 Daily Habits All Young Entrepreneurs Need In Order To Become Successful

2. Nine Brutal Truths Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know Before They Start Their First Business

On the podcast, we chatted about Confessions of a Teenage Gamer, why every young entrepreneur should be focused on building their personal brand, and my forthcoming book, How To Leap.

Click here to read the full blog post about the show on their site. Otherwise, enjoy and listen below!

 

 

The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast Featuring Nicolas Cole

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I am really big into podcasts. 

I have always found them immensely helpful in helping me understand what it is I am looking to vocalize and teach people. There's something different about saying it out loud versus writing it. And often times, I leave a podcast with even more clarity around what I "know" than when I had originally walked in.

Recently, I was invited by Phoebe Chongchua to stop by her podcast, The Brand Journalism Advantage, specifically to talk about Personal Branding.

I shared: 5 Top Tips How To Build A Personal Brand

  1. “What’s Your Why” - Know your Why so that people see you as a true thought leader.
  2. Choose Your Channels Carefully – Don’t waste time on “popular” social channels if that’s not where your core audience is.
  3. Consistency With Content – Come up with a content schedule for yourself and stick to it (and create today what is better than what you created yesterday).
  4. Collaborate More Than You Post – Collaboration with other thought leaders is how you grow your audience and establish your credibility in your space/market.
  5. Update Your Image – On the Internet, people DO judge books by their cover, so make sure all your materials and content reflect the professionalism of your personal brand.

To listen to the full podcast, click here.

WGN Radio Feature: How To Write Content That Goes "Viral" (And Builds Your Personal Brand)

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All growing up, my dad would always tell me to listen to WGN radio. "They have such great people on that show," he would say. So sitting in the studio talking about my journey was a very cool moment for me. 

I stopped by to chat with Scott Kitun, CEO of Technori and WGN Radio host. It's especially great to be part of these bigger conversations around entrepreneurship in Chicago. 

On the show, we covered the following:

1. What it really means to write "great content" and how to go "viral."

2. The value of becoming a thought leader in your industry.

3. How I used Quora to get published in major publications like TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Inc Magazine, etc.

4. My new writing course coming out soon: How I Went From 0 to 20,000,000 Readers Online.

Click below to watch the show!

Life Skills That Matter Podcast Featuring Nicolas Cole

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Back in October, right after I released Confessions of a Teenage Gamer, I was invited onto an extremely well-known podcast called Life Skills That Matter.

The big theme of this podcast was focused around the way I have found to balance being both an artist and an entrepreneur. On the one hand, I am a writer and I enjoy sharing my story in creative ways, but on the other hand I have had to learn how to share my work with the world through mediums like digital marketing and personal branding, and so I also enjoy teaching others how to do the same. The world needs more artists who know how to own the success of their own work.

In this episode we talked about:

- Personal Branding.

- Lessons learned from playing competitive video games.

- Team-building and goal-setting.

- Understanding and refining your personal story.

- How I got started on Quora and what that platform taught me about thought leadership.

To listen to the podcast, click here.

I would love to hear what you think! Post your comment below. What should I talk about on the next podcast?