Episode 476: Social Media Engagement That Works – Kristen Schurr

Social Media Engagement That Works

You’re invited to @kschurrphoto’s Instagram party!  Don’t be late – you may miss key ideas for growing your business!

Join Kristen for episode 476 of The Bokeh Podcast, as she shares her approach to using Instagram in an authentic way – and has over 16K followers as a result! Listen in to hear how she built a full time photography business in less than a year, largely on the foundation of true engagement on social media.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position:  (1:21)
Specializing in capturing how you live, love or work out west

Creating a Great Customer Experience:  (8:17)

Technique for Time: (12:00)
Don’t be afraid to say no!

Book Recommendation: (17:16)
Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson

Motivation for using Instagram more strategically: (24:47)

Kristen’s approach to using Instagram: (32:44)
1. Be authentic vs. oversharing – treat Instagram like a party!
2. Build Trust
3. Engage others as you would want to be engaged

Links:
Instagram.com/kschurrphoto
fb.com/kschurrphoto
kschurrphoto.com
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Episode 475: How to Think Differently for Business Growth – Bryan Caporicci

How to Think Differently for Business Growth

Times of transition can be challenging as a business owner. Do you shy away from the discomfort of change, or are you ready to face it head on in order to see growth in your business?

Listen in to episode 475 of The Bokeh Podcast, and be challenged by Bryan Caporicci to push past that fear and uncertainty in order to think differently about moving your businesses forward after Covid.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: (8:46)
Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Ontario, Canada
Sprout Studio – Inclusive, holistic studio management suite for photographers

Client Experience (14:14)
“It’s not about us as photographers, it’s about our clients” – put yourself in your client’s shoes!

Time Management (19:41)
Creating guardrails around your time; time chunking

Communication in Delegation (23:47)

Book Recommendations: (26:43)
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carengie
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

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Why do we stay in our comfort zones instead of pushing for growth? (30:49)

Mindsets to have when addressing the fears that come with change: (35:23)
1. Do it, but do it scared
2. If fear is felt, I’m moving in the right direction

How Photographers can think differently coming out of Covid to grow their business: (38:44)
1. Lead with empathy
2. Diversify revenue

How photographers can think differently about finances coming out of Covid: (52:23)
1. Pricing yourself appropriately
2. Prepare and function on a budget
3. Use a financial advisor and a bookkeeper

Links:
getsproutstudio.com
bcapphoto.com
instagram.com/getsproutstudio
instagram.com/bcapphoto
mint.com
quickbooks.com

Episode 471: How To Take Advantage of Lulls in Business: Chris Evans

Take Advantage of Lulls in Business
Experiencing down time in your business doesn’t have to result in stress or worry. Being proactive during those lulls can be game changing!
In episode 471 of The Bokeh Podcast, Chris Evans takes us on his journey of experiencing a positive shift while running his business during a slow season. Listen in as he shares his strategies for leveraging extra time to move his business forward, as well as steps that you can take now to be prepared for the next lull.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Customer Experience:  (1:27)
3 tenants in all areas of Chris’s business: Style, Grace, and Gratitude
Delegation: Honeybook for CRM (7:03)
Significance of Reflection: (14:04)
Steps to Proactively Establish Your Business Financially to Prepare for a Downturn: (18:15)
1.  Setting up multiple bank accounts for expenses
2.  Structure your business as an S Corporation
3.  Classify each purchase as a need or a want
Book Recommendation: (18:31)
Key Principles for Going With the Flow: (25:30)
1. Embrace the “sliding doors” mentality
2. Use the time to learn new skills
3 R’s for Leveraging Downtime: (38:19)
1. Reset
2. Relax
3. Recharge
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Episode 469: How to Build a Stronger, Healthier Body: Jamenda Whitehead

Building a Stronger Healthier Body
Does the idea of focusing on your health and fitness seem like a time consuming chore? Can it really be as simple as doing small things consistently in order to see results?

In episode 469 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jamenda Whitehead shares what she learned as a professional body builder that is now shaping her routine for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a photographer.  Listen in as she provides simple steps that we can take now to build a stronger, healthier body for better quality of life in the future.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Time blocking and having a to do list (6:06)

Brand Position:  (10:02)  Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA wedding and portrait photographer: “Grace My Lens and I’ll Grace Your Memories”

Client Experience:  Provides customers with experiences that they don’t expect (13:08)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Editing and Finances/bookkeeping (16:00)

Book Recommendation: (20:45 )
The Power of Habit by  Charles Duhigg

Motivation to Be a Competitive Body Builder (26:59)

Workout Routine Now as a Photographer (34:25)

Top 5 Exercises to Get Started: (38:57)
1. Squats
2. Lunges
3. Pushups
4. Sit-ups (or crunches)
5. Tricep dips

Important Dietary Principles:  (1:02:54)
1. Snacks vs meals
2. Be aware of what works best for your body
3. Have a cheat meal!
4. Hydration
5. Give your self grace

Supplementation (1:18:55)

Links:
jgracedphotography.com
instagram.com/jgracedphotography
facebook.com/jgracedphotography
Honeybook.com
Todoist.com
wellnessfx.com
Thorne.com