John Hall is the co-founder of Influence & Co, a company focused on helping brands and individuals extract and leverage their expertise to create, publish, and distribute content to gain influence, visibility, and credibility with their key audiences. John has grown Influence & Co. into one of the largest providers of high-quality expert and influencer content to the world’s top publications, ranking No. 72 on Forbes Most Promising Companies in America list and named Empact’s Best Marketing and Advertising Company of 2014 at the United Nations. Influence & Co. was recently mentioned in Inc. as the # 1 Company Dominating Content Marketing. John was recognized by Forbes as the #1 Keynote Speaker For Digital Trends. He also has a weekly column for Forbes and Inc. and has contributed to more than 50 publications.
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Secret – timesaving technique
John uses Antnotes — keep track of what needs to be done and then accomplish it. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Think about who you talk to — John challenges himself to be more thoughtful and helpful with his employees and others that he interacts with.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
John went to a conference in the early days of his business — it did not go well — and John tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“You always need to be learning.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Be the person everyone wants on their team.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have drunk our own Kool-Aid a lot more.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Invest in yourself
- Control your story
How best to connect with John:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @johnhall
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/johnhall4 (remember to mention Onward Nation)
- Blog: blog.influenceandco.com
- Forbes column: www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall
- Forbes column: www.inc.com/author/john-hall