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Episode 099: Clay Hebert – How You Should Always Introduce Yourself

Episode 099: Clay Hebert – How You Should Always Introduce Yourself

Clay Hebert is a giving leader who has experienced immense success in multiple life categories.   He has personally helped me in many ways along this podcasting journey.  I particularly enjoyed the part of our conversation where we riffed on his famous “6 Word Introduction.”  I put Clay on the spot to help me answer the question (that we all get daily), “What do you do?”  I think you’ll find a lot of use about of this live one on one workshop style conversation and it certainly is applicable to your life.

Clay Hebert is a marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 150 entrepreneurs raise over $50 million on popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A frequent keynote speaker, Clay engages audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, crowdfunding, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future of work. Clay has trained senior leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and his corporate speaking clients have included Accenture, Pfizer, Zappos and some of the top universities and nonprofits in the world and he advises corporations, executives and startups on strategy, marketing, innovation and culture independently and through Clarity.fm, Exobase and the First Growth Venture Network. Clay has written for The Washington Post, Forbes and The Next Web and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Lifehacker and The Financial Post. He is a regular guest on FOX Business.

Episode 099: Clay Hebert – How You Should Always Introduce Yourself

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“What’s Important But Not Urgent?  Let’s Design Your Perfect Day.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Self-awareness (Being Honest about what they don’t know), curiosity, and saying “I don’t know” are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • How to understand and focus on you “important but not urgent” time
  • Design your perfect day… Really take time to think about it
  • The power of “Purple Cow” and Seth Godin
  • Breaking PowerPoint rules – Get rid of all the words! It should be a visual presentation
  • Answering the question, “What do you do?”
  • Clay’s 6 word response…
  • Read Greg McKeown’s book: Essentialism- The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
  • Living with Jason Zook in Southern California and the positive effect it can have living with creative people
  • Surrounding yourself with people a level up from you – Accelerating your ideas
  • Seth Godin’s Alt MBA and the power of it
  • The power of waking up every day with a child’s mind

 “I believe everyone can be a leader and I show them how.”

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Clay Hebert is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Clay Hebert 

Clay Hebert is a marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 150 entrepreneurs raise over $50 million on popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A frequent keynote speaker, Clay engages audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, crowdfunding, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future of work. Clay has trained senior leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and his corporate speaking clients have included Accenture, Pfizer, Zappos and some of the top universities and nonprofits in the world and he advises corporations, executives and startups on strategy, marketing, innovation and culture independently and through Clarity.fm, Exobase and the First Growth Venture Network. Clay has written for The Washington Post, Forbes and The Next Web and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Lifehacker and The Financial Post. He is a regular guest on FOX Business.

After a decade solving complex problems for global clients at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm, Clay left corporate America and attended the most selective and unique MBA program in the country, a six month journey working with Seth Godin and eight other amazing people. Clay is active on Twitter at @clayhebert. He teaches crowdfunding at CrowdfundingHacks.com and writes about marketing, innovation and the future of work on his own blog at ClayHebert.com.

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