Make it Real
#121: Be Brave with your Content Creation. With Anna Bravington

#121: Be Brave with your Content Creation. With Anna Bravington

June 30, 2022

Show more personality in your content. Be brave about sharing your unique perspective on social media in blogs and articles. Take small steps with a supportive community around you - get real with that 'fear of rejection' that holds you back - and has you 'self-squashing' rather than showing up to share your insights, achievements and questions.

My guest Anna Bravington is the Co-founder of 'Those That Dare' - specialising n content strategy and written content across all digital platforms.

She makes it real.

Listen through to the end - the gems never stop!

I ask Anna my 2 'Make it Real' questions - 'What is the biggest myth in your arena?' 'What is one practical action listeners can take right now?' You will love the answers.

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TEDx Talk - 'Beware the Self Squashing prophecy https://youtu.be/mJryj846NIQ

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#120: Communicate Assertively. 3 Steps in 5 Minutes

#120: Communicate Assertively. 3 Steps in 5 Minutes

June 23, 2022

Do you want to communicate assertively? Does the word have bad associations for you? This episode will remove the negative vibes and equip you with 3 actionable steps to become a communicator who engages and influences. You don't need to be bossy and domineering to be assertive! 

 

3 things you might currently be doing without realising it - very human things - and 3 ways to stop these and become more assertive in the process.

#119: 3 Steps to Sort your Small Talk Fear

#119: 3 Steps to Sort your Small Talk Fear

June 9, 2022

As a small business owner you have to meet people at networking or other business events.  You will have to face up to your fear of small talk.  Try these 3 tactics to completely reframe what small talk is and even enjoy it. 

 

This is a 5 minute episode inspired by the previous episode (118).  You will no longer feel like hiding in the loo or going back to the car park when you see a room full of strangers!  You will make connections and maybe even gain clients. 

#118: 4 Pillars of LinkedIn. With Louise Brogan

#118: 4 Pillars of LinkedIn. With Louise Brogan

May 26, 2022

LinkedIn for Small Business. How to build relationships and make sales authentically. Louise Brogan takes you through the 4 Pillars of Profile, Network, Content and Messaging.  

In the podcast you will learn:

  • How to be authentic and professional on LinkedIn
  • The analogy of 'meeting in a coffee queue'
  • Due dilligence on accepting invites
  • The unused power of messaging
  • The balance of personal and business content.

Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from others but deliver with their own stamp and soul.  This show, hosted by the forensic ‘unsquasher’ Trisha Lewis, will equip and inspire listeners to show up and share - with fearless joy. 

 

Described as being like ‘sitting down for a natter and a cuppa with a pal’ - Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and easy on the ears voice will pull you in - and her ability to pick fascinating guests and get the very best out of them - inspiring! There is natural humour and plenty of lightbulb moments that ping in real time. 

For more information about this week’s episode, head to https://trishalewis.com/make-it-real-podcast/

 

#117: A Comparisonitis Antidote

#117: A Comparisonitis Antidote

May 19, 2022

Inspired by Ep 116 where Jen Louden shone a positive light on the question 'why bother' - I give you small business owners 3 reframes when comparisonitis throws you down the 'what's the point' spiral.

#116:  Why asking ‘why bother’ is a lifesaver. With Jennifer Louden

#116: Why asking ‘why bother’ is a lifesaver. With Jennifer Louden

May 12, 2022

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth expert and author of the bestselling ‘Why Bother’ – she is also a realist. We talk without self-help cliches about why and how you need to keep bothering – and why asking yourself ‘why bother?’ is crucial. A timely reminder to tap into your desires and ‘do’ - even when the world around you feels like a mess. As she says – ‘it’s time to get your bother on’.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to keep growing after a long time in business
  • Why there are no secrets and silver bullet answers
  • The importance of letting yourself ask ‘why bother?’ when you feel lost or bored.
  • The 6-stages of bothering – a guide back to yourself
  • Remembering you have a life outside of work

 

A thought-provoking quote

From Jennifer’s book – Why Bother

“Taking action is about opening yourself to caring and learning rather than rushing to certainty, success, or pleasing others.”

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Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from others but deliver with their own stamp and soul.  This show, hosted by the forensic ‘unsquasher’ Trisha Lewis, will equip and inspire listeners to show up and share - with fearless joy. 

 

Described as being like ‘sitting down for a natter and a cuppa with a pal’ - Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and easy on the ears voice will pull you in - and her ability to pick fascinating guests and get the very best out of them - inspiring! There is natural humour and plenty of lightbulb moments that ping in real time. 

For more information about this week’s episode, head to https://trishalewis.com/podcast/

#115: 3 Ingredients of Trust

#115: 3 Ingredients of Trust

May 5, 2022

Delving into a topic from previous episode - all about building a community.  Mark Masters talked about creating a space that people feel safe to step into when they are ready - and that means they need to trust you.  In this short episode I suggest 3 key ingredients for this kind of trust to exist.

#114: Build Your Community. With Mark Masters

#114: Build Your Community. With Mark Masters

April 28, 2022

In this episode of Make It Real Trisha talks with Mark Masters, the founder of 'You Are The Media' - a growing global community built from scratch.

 

So he knows a thing or two about building a community - and particularly building a community that is yours - complimented but not dependent on social media platforms.  He is the master of the weekly email - human speak, educational, warts and all - and bringing in the community at all points. 

 

In the podcast you will learn:

 

  • How to have hope - when you start from scratch.
  • The ups and downs of evolving - and how consistency matters.
  • How to respond when things go wrong!
  • What it means to build a loyal audience.
  • Why you need to listen and ask for feedback as you evolve.

Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from others but deliver with their own stamp and soul.  This show, hosted by the forensic ‘unsquasher’ Trisha Lewis, will equip and inspire listeners to show up and share - with fearless joy. 

 

Described as being like ‘sitting down for a natter and a cuppa with a pal’ - Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and easy on the ears voice will pull you in - and her ability to pick fascinating guests and get the very best out of them - inspiring! There is natural humour and plenty of lightbulb moments that ping in real time. 

For more information about this week’s episode, head to https://trishalewis.com/podcast/

#113: Networking like a Detective

#113: Networking like a Detective

April 14, 2022

For those who dread, hate and avoid business networking - a fresh approach that will get you back on the networking horse! 3 ways that 'turning detective' enhances the networking experience and benefits for you and them.

 

In this episode of Make It Real Trisha delves into the topic covered in episode 112 - networking.  A 5-minute listen that offers a way through the networking demotivation spiral.

In the podcast you will learn:

 

  • What might lie behind your dislike or dread of networking events
  • What it means to 'turn detective'
  • The game of comparing with curiosity
  • Listening to find connections and synchronicity
  • The importance of spotting and investigating your 'squashed self' levels!

Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from others but deliver with their own stamp and soul.  This show, hosted by the forensic ‘unsquasher’ Trisha Lewis, will equip and inspire listeners to show up and share - with fearless joy. 

 

Described as being like ‘sitting down for a natter and a cuppa with a pal’ - Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and easy on the ears voice will pull you in - and her ability to pick fascinating guests and get the very best out of them - inspiring! There is natural humour and plenty of lightbulb moments that ping in real time. 

For more information head to https://trishalewis.com/podcast/

#112: Why Bother Networking. With Sharon Louca

#112: Why Bother Networking. With Sharon Louca

April 7, 2022

Why bother networking? Are you an introvert or just feeling cynical about business networking? Do you have networking fear or don't know how to do that dreaded introduction pitch? Sharon Louca who is both a Management Consultant and the founder of the Women's Business Networking group has some very real tips.

If you are putting off business networking or if you have tried networking and given up - or if you are dutifully going to business networking events and coming away wondering what the point is... this episode will refresh your networking mojo!

In the podcast you will learn:

  • Some basic first networking steps
  • The surprising benefits of business networking
  • What lies behind the fear of networking
  • A realistic approach to your networking pitch
  • Why you need to explore rather than give up on networking!

 

Make It Real is the refreshingly real and really useful podcast for small business owners who are keen to learn from others but deliver with their own stamp and soul. This show, hosted by the forensic ‘unsquasher’ Trisha Lewis, will equip and inspire listeners to show up and share - with fearless joy. Described as being like ‘sitting down for a natter and a cuppa with a pal’ - Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and easy on the ears voice will pull you in - and her ability to pick fascinating guests and get the very best out of them - inspiring! There is natural humour and plenty of lightbulb moments that ping in real time.

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