February 29, 2016

How to work a room, with Susan RoAne.

Episode 181:

Susan RoAne was a teacher, laid off in a massive budget cut, then created a career change workshop, started her business and authored the book, “How To Work a Room” and 7 other books. Susan now speaks globally for Fortune 20 to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and associations…plus she doesn’t have to grade papers anymore!

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Secret – timesaving technique

Susan meets her deadlines — you get more done when you give yourself deadlines. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Hire someone to do what you don’t want to do — Susan focuses on what she’s good at — like social media — and delegates the rest.

Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience

Susan had to take a lot of time off to write a book — and Susan tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“The buck stops with you.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“My mentor told me to get out from behind a lectern.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Know what you’re going to do — know your expertise
  2. Have a kitchen cabinet

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.