Join These 5 TweetChats to Get the Most out of Twitter & The Community!

Join These 5 TweetChats to Get the Most out of Twitter & The Community!

As I see more and more people turn to social media channels to connect during this pandemic, I am fielding more questions from people about how various platforms “work.” Each social media platform has its own culture, subculture, set of rules, best practices, tips, tricks, hacks, and algorithms. If you are not careful, your head…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jason Barnard

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jason Barnard

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 48th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jennifer McGonigal

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jennifer McGonigal

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 47th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jane Bayler

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jane Bayler

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 46th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Andréa Jones

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Andréa Jones

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 45th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Henry Etukumoh

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Henry Etukumoh

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 44th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Alex Melehy

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Alex Melehy

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 43rd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Tod Meisner

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Tod Meisner

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 42nd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Diana Wilson

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Diana Wilson

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 41st episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dan Bennett – 1 Minute Media

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dan Bennett – 1 Minute Media

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 40th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Drew Forde

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Drew Forde

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 39th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: RahGor

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: RahGor

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 38th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jude Celiscar

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jude Celiscar

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 37th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Cynthia McKee

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Cynthia McKee

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 36th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Suhein Beck

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Suhein Beck

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 35th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Siobhan McHale

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Siobhan McHale

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 34th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Lisa Patrick

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Lisa Patrick

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 33rd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Warren Leppik

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Warren Leppik

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 32nd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Max Branstetter

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Max Branstetter

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 31st episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Deborah Coviello

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Deborah Coviello

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 30th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Vicki O’Neill

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Vicki O’Neill

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 29th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Peter Sumpton

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Peter Sumpton

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 28th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Meet Iman Oubou, The Founder Behind a Women’s Publishing Platform with a Unique Model

Meet Iman Oubou, The Founder Behind a Women’s Publishing Platform with a Unique Model

Businesses place a lot of emphasis on brand image. After all, your branding and your story are what attract consumers, what gets people to support your app or buy your product. As a result, we have this notion that our brand must be perfect because if we are perfect, then our product is perfect, and…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Germain St-Denis

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Germain St-Denis

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 27th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Eline Van Audenaerde

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Eline Van Audenaerde

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 26th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dustin Dye

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dustin Dye

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 25th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Pres Maxson

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Pres Maxson

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 24th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Seema Dhawan

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Seema Dhawan

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 23rd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Georges Haddad

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Georges Haddad

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 22nd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: James Ellsmoor

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: James Ellsmoor

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 21st episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Karyl Eckerle

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Karyl Eckerle

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 20th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 19th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Josh Steimle

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Josh Steimle

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 18th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Psychic Ruth Lordan

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Psychic Ruth Lordan

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 17th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Paulo André

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Paulo André

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 16th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dalip Jaggi

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dalip Jaggi

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 15th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Deanna Russo

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Deanna Russo

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 14th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Mark Evans

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Mark Evans

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 13th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

They’re Your Lobsters! Three Lessons About Customer Acquisition From Hunting Lobsters

They’re Your Lobsters! Three Lessons About Customer Acquisition From Hunting Lobsters

If you’re a Friends fan like I am, any mention of the word ‘lobster’ immediately conjures up images of Phoebe Buffay. In one episode during the second season of the TV show, Phoebe shared her theory about lobsters which—according to her at least—mate for life.  She then proceeded to demonstrate how two lobsters, who find…

What Not To Do When Building A Personal Brand

What Not To Do When Building A Personal Brand

In many areas of life, knowing what not to do can serve as much or even more valuable than knowing what to do.  When it comes to building a personal brand, sure, you have built your profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You engage with people and even occasionally share something. Yet, you feel…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Elizabeth Barry

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Elizabeth Barry

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 12th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Paul Haury

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Paul Haury

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 11th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: True Influence is Voluntary

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: True Influence is Voluntary

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 10th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Michelle Tillis Lederman

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Michelle Tillis Lederman

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 9th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Peter Goral

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Peter Goral

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 8th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dan Bennett

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Dan Bennett

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 7th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Carolyn Swora

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Carolyn Swora

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 6th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Hai Truong on IGTV

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Hai Truong on IGTV

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 5th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Rick Girard

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Rick Girard

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 4th episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Learn from Winnie Sun Why Your Biggest Investment Is You.

Learn from Winnie Sun Why Your Biggest Investment Is You.

When you hear someone say finance, the word that you likely associate with it is money. That’s the conventional thinking — finance is all about the money, how you manage it.  But for my friend and renowned financial advisor Winnie Sun, there’s much more to the financial industry than just the money. It’s about building…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jennifer Keil

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Jennifer Keil

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 3rd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Robert Knop

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Robert Knop

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 2nd episode of my podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: History of the 3-1-3

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: History of the 3-1-3

Are you up for the challenge? I’m extremely excited to introduce my new podcast: The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3…

How This Magic Basketball Helped Me Define My Personal Brand

How This Magic Basketball Helped Me Define My Personal Brand

We all have expectations set by others to meet. For me, getting good grades and doing well in school was an expected requirement. And, of course, we have our own set of expectations. I had learned early on that if I got good grades then life would be good. So I got good grades, and…

Building a Personal Brand? Invest in These 10 Tools (That Actually Work)

Building a Personal Brand? Invest in These 10 Tools (That Actually Work)

Who are you? Why should anybody trust you? This is where the personal brand comes in. But before you begin your quest to building your personal brand, take a moment to think about these two words “personal” and “brand.” When something is deeply personal, it communicates itself in the form of art or a story.…

Why Having a Perfect Brand Will Work Against You

Why Having a Perfect Brand Will Work Against You

Have you ever lost anything?  Sure you have! I am pretty good at losing things.  Historically, I have been famous for losing my sunglasses.  Whether I’m on a boat, or near the water, they somehow go swimming, get misplaced, or just disappear.  I’m pretty good at losing other things too.  In fact, I  lost my…

Why You Have To Fish Where The Fishes Be

Why You Have To Fish Where The Fishes Be

It is so important for you to be able to explain your market, and even more important for you to be able to do so in one sentence.

When You Talk More, People Listen Less

When You Talk More, People Listen Less

I am a big believer that the shorter the better. I noticed that when I talk more, people listen less. And when I talk less, people ask me more questions.

When Speaking, First Put the First Things First

When Speaking, First Put the First Things First

You are up on stage, as a host, as an emcee, or as just someone asking a question, and you reflect back and think to yourself: Why did I say that one thing, and not say the other thing? I hope nobody noticed my stutter. Did I raise my voice at the end? You could…

Stop Trading Time For Money and Invest In Your Ideas

Stop Trading Time For Money and Invest In Your Ideas

I had the pleasure of sitting down with golfer, and controversial tech millionaire Justin Hartfield, co-founder of WeedMaps.com.

Sometimes, Work On Not Working

Sometimes, Work On Not Working

I recently listened to a speech from a successful executive, and at the end when questions were being asked, an individual posed a question that caught my attention. I was not as caught off guard by the question as I was by the answer. Question: “What is the thing that you are most proud of?”…

Stop Chasing Away the People You Meet

Stop Chasing Away the People You Meet

Ryan shares his ‘Iceberg Theory’. Ryan shares his ‘Iceberg Theory’

The 7 Habits of Highly Brandable People

The 7 Habits of Highly Brandable People

The 7 Habits of Highly Brandable People

10 Personal Branding Experts to Follow This Year

10 Personal Branding Experts to Follow This Year

10 Personal Branding Experts to Follow This Year

What You Can Learn About Personal Branding from Horse Racing

What You Can Learn About Personal Branding from Horse Racing

When it comes to personal branding, it has a lot more to do with horse racing than you might think. Recently, while watching the horse races at the famous Santa Anita racetrack, I couldn’t help but think about personal branding. Thousands of people were cheering for and betting on horses. But what does that have…

Getting Your Ship Together

Getting Your Ship Together

Think back to middle school. What kind of kid were you? What kind of clothes did you wear? What kind of shoes did you wear? What kind of people did you hang out with? What kind of sports were you into? Now I want you to transition your thoughts to what you were like in…

Did You Know That You Are an Actor in Your Own Story?

You been to the movies lately? You ever seen a play recently? Have you ever seen an actor who’s doing their job? Hey my name is Ryan Foland, I’m a personal branding expert. I help executives build authentic and powerful personal brands, so that they bring business to them and they get seen as the…

Three things holding you back from building the personal brand you want

Three things holding you back from building the personal brand you want

Let’s first clarify that building a personal brand is not easy. But there are some things that hold many people back from building their brands. If we look at those items, it will help make your personal brand building easier. I was recently brought to New York for a part in a new startup TV…

Michael and Bonnie

Michael and Bonnie

“Ryan’s message is as powerful as his delivery.”

Michael and Bonnie

“Ryan’s message is as powerful as his delivery.”

Borderline Millennial Disorder

Borderline Millennial Disorder

I share my his insights on how working professionals can use social media tips and tricks from millennials to grow the platform and contemporary influence.

Feeling Stressed? Watch My TEDx Talk and you Will be Fine!

Feeling Stressed? Watch My TEDx Talk and you Will be Fine!

Have you ever been chased by a bear? How about an imaginary bear? Your body’s instinct to stay alive is intended to be good for you, but sometimes it can cause trouble. Our brains work a delicate balance to keep us out of danger and free of disease. Understanding how your body reacts to stress…

3 Speaking Tips To Make Sure Your Message Resonates

3 Speaking Tips To Make Sure Your Message Resonates

The person on stage talks through the bullet points of what they think the audience wants to hear, they stand stagnant on the stage often looking to wear her presentation is being shown on the wall. And to add insult to injury she spoke so fast I could hardly understand let alone put together all…

Take Flight

Take Flight

When was the last time you made a paper airplane? Here’s a fun exercise: stop reading this article for one minute, grab a blank piece of paper, and make the best paper airplane you can. Ready? Go. Now that you have your airplane, (you DID make it, right?) it’s time for the fun part… take…

How Traffic Can Help you Learn

How Traffic Can Help you Learn

Your alarm goes off. Even though you don’t have to be at work for another two hours, you need to prepare for the horror that is traffic. Everything seems to move slowly, except for how fast you drink your coffee on the way to the car (trying not to have a tragic spill on your…

GloSho’15: 6 Questions and 3 Takeaways from the Event

GloSho’15: 6 Questions and 3 Takeaways from the Event

I ducked under a spiderweb revealed by the drops of dew from the early morning. As I drove along PCH, fog floated in the air along the coast. The traffic lights diffused into translucent snow cones, and the slick roads ruined any hope of a clean car for the day. The smell of the ocean…

The 5 D’s: How to Turn Your Invention into a Reality

The 5 D’s: How to Turn Your Invention into a Reality

In the shower, my mind is calm as the hot water destresses my body. The day was normal. Busy, stressful, and I didn’t remember to eat lunch till 3pm. But it was a great day. My eyes close, things go dark, and I slip into the abyss of a hot shower after a long day.…

How Pitching Can be Like a Scary Movie

How Pitching Can be Like a Scary Movie

It’s dark outside, and you’re alone in the house. The rain pounds on the windows, rattling them in a creepy way. You hear creaking behind you, so you turn around. The door to the basement sways ajar. With shaking hands, you set your glass of wine on the counter and tiptoe your way over to…

PowerPoint Tips and Things to Avoid

PowerPoint Tips and Things to Avoid

You see the whole situation unravel right before your eyes, right in front of everyone’s eyes. You wish there were something that you could do to help, but at this point it’s too late. The presentation is a goner. You cringe inwardly at the horrendous sight of the PowerPoint from hell. The presenters should’ve reviewed…

B Corp Vs. Benefit Corp: What you Need to Know

B Corp Vs. Benefit Corp: What you Need to Know

You want to start a company in which the core idea you’re working with solves a very big problem. It feels like a nonprofit because your technology can alleviate physical pain for those in need. You feel like you don’t want to be a sellout, but you want to be knowledgeable when it comes to…

The Iceberg Theory: What Vs. How

The Iceberg Theory: What Vs. How

It was 9:30 on a Monday night in Santa Monica. My brain was frazzled after meetings with nine individuals. The next person in line was a well-dressed ginger-haired gentleman with a bright smile, red beard, and the air of either confidence or arrogance. I couldn’t tell. Being a ginger myself, I welcomed him into the…

The Magic Three in Writing Emails

The Magic Three in Writing Emails

I stare at a stack of business cards that I gathered at Startup Grind’s event at the Eureka Building and finally have the time to sit down and do some email follow ups. I take each card, try to remember the short interaction, decipher any scribbled notes on the back, then start typing. Dear Hey…

3 Simple Tricks to Drinking More Water

3 Simple Tricks to Drinking More Water

Since you are so focused on the deadline for your project, you leave other things on the sidelines. You forget important things like eating, drinking water, sleeping, and charging your phone. You have 72 hours to bring everything together; you need to make sure it’s understandable, presentable, and works glitch-free. You focus on deliverables and…

How a Papercut Can Change the Way you Explain your Business

How a Papercut Can Change the Way you Explain your Business

You’re filing papers in a hurry, and suddenly you hear it. Shhhhrhhrhrp. The unmistakable sound and stinging feeling of a paper cut. Ouch! With a paper cut, you feel the pain and check if there is blood. You immediately apply pressure on it from another finger and do the I-just-got-a-paper-cut face. The paper cut may…

“Life’s a Pitch, so You Better Start Practicing:” The Power of the Table Topic

“Life’s a Pitch, so You Better Start Practicing:” The Power of the Table Topic

You try to avoid eye contact as the person behind the lectern glances around for her next victim. It is 7:35am in the morning, you’re at your weekly Toastmasters meeting, and it’s time for the dreaded table topics. Hoping that you don’t get called on, you squirm in your chair and start counting the speckles…

See How Easily You Can Become A Better Speaker By Doing This.

See How Easily You Can Become A Better Speaker By Doing This.

You try to avoid eye contact as the person behind the lectern glances around for her next victim. It is 7:35am in the morning, you’re at your weekly Toastmasters meeting, and it’s time for the dreaded table topics. Hoping that you don’t get called on, you squirm in your chair and start counting the speckles…

How Social Media Can Be A Walk At The Beach

How Social Media Can Be A Walk At The Beach

I hear too many people say the following statements regarding Social Media: It’s so much work. I don’t understand it. I’m just not that into it. I’m not sure where to start. I don’t know how to use it. I have a simple answer for these people, but first a story. I was walking barefoot…

Learn How To Save Yourself From Being Chased By A Bear

Learn How To Save Yourself From Being Chased By A Bear

Things at work have been extra busy. You decide to go on a nature hike to get away from it all. You hear a rustling in the bushes. You’re alone on the trail, and it’s late. There’s really no other option except to run away. You feel the instant surge within your body, a set…

Soda And Coffee Are Not Your Friends

Soda And Coffee Are Not Your Friends

So drink more water, exercise more, and tackle those projects with your best self.

The Corn On The Cob Theory: Share Your Idea With Out Giving It Away

The Corn On The Cob Theory: Share Your Idea With Out Giving It Away

You show up 10 minutes early for the appointment, dressed in your best clothes. It’s hot out and you hope that you won’t sweat through your shirt. You’ve been anticipating this meeting, and fear overtakes excitement at this point. He sees you arrive early. He’s larger than you thought. Dressed in jeans and a polo,…

Forget the Business Cards and Collect Real Relationships

Forget the Business Cards and Collect Real Relationships

I pinched myself to make sure that I wasn’t actually under the covers of my bed. Ouch. Okay, so it was real. There I was, on the third terrace level, surrounded by passionate millennial entrepreneurs, at the very top of the West Hollywood Hills. The bird’s eye view of the city was breathtaking. It was…

6 Tips to Effectively Set Up a Booth at an Event

6 Tips to Effectively Set Up a Booth at an Event

There are over 2,000 people walking around you, buzzing from one of the over 200 startup booths. You’re looking at all these people and thinking “What’s the game plan? What the hell can I do to get the most out of this event?” People swarm your booth and you’re trying to come up with a…

How To Be Happy, Healthy, and Have More Money

How To Be Happy, Healthy, and Have More Money

Two elements when combined will make you happier, healthier, and wealthier. Two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen. Some people call it water, I call it awesome. Don’t do me a favor, do yourself a favor. Drink More Water. Cheers.

Steps to Make Conference Calls With Calls to Action

Steps to Make Conference Calls With Calls to Action

First calls with potential partners can create anxiety and worry if the call is not approached with authority, an agenda, and calls to action.

How To Use T-Chart Lists (and Become Ammune to the Sorta-Disorder)

How To Use T-Chart Lists (and Become Ammune to the Sorta-Disorder)

At any given time, a startup has a long list of “to dos,” and many of the day-to-day operations have to do with trying to get these things done. Learn how to get more done.

Failure is Your Only Option: So Enjoy

Failure is Your Only Option: So Enjoy

Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failing, but I cannot accept not trying.” So keep trying, and embrace the #NewWay of thinking about failure, take chances, learn firsthand from your mistakes, and celebrate the failures.