Personal Branding for the LGBTQ Professional

Hello and welcome to episode #42 of the Gay Business & Marketing Made Easy podcast I am your host Jenn Grace.

As always I thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to listen to this show. I really appreciate it.

Today's show is an interview with Dr. Ronni Sanlo who has an incredible past as it relates to LGBT history. She's been in the movement for a really long time and has been doing incredible work. She shares two stories during our conversation that are so moving that I had chills. I would consider her to be a true pioneer in LGBT rights. And because of that she has some really interesting thoughts around how to market to the LGBT community.

During the interview today one of my announcements was asking you to send your pictures of you reading my new book! :)
Here are some links mentioned in today's episode:

Purple Distinctions
Facebook.com/RonniSanlo
RonniSanlo@gmail.com

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Thanks for listening today, I hope you enjoyed and found value in this episode!
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AUDIO TITLE:  Episode #42 – Ronni Sanlo Interview
Intro:
Welcome to the Gay Business and Marketing Made Easy Podcast where you'll learn how to do business with and market to the LGBT community in an authentic and transparent way. We're talking about the $790 billion lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community. We'll help you grow your business, gain market share and impact your bottom line. And now your host - she's an entrepreneur, a marketing maven and an advocate for the LGBT business community. Jenn, with two N's, T. Grace.
Jenn T Grace:
Hello and welcome to episode number 42 of the podcast. I am your host, Jenn- with two N's- Grace. And as always I thank you so much for taking the time out of your day today to listen to today's show. I have a great guest coming up and I'm super excited to have her on. And one of the random things that I want to ask you right out of the gate, and I think by now you probably actually associate me with random because I do throw a random thing here and there for you. And I think you may know this, but I am a total podcast junkie. So I listen to, it's probably about eight different podcasts right now, and I find value in all of them for very different reasons. And whether I'm in the car by myself I'll be listening to them, if I'm out running I'm listening to them. Even sometimes if I'm just kind of in transit going from store to car or anything like that, I'm usually listening to a podcast. So I have found over the last couple of weeks that I have very specific podcasts that I listen to for a very specific timeframes. So if I am going to be in the car and I know it's going to be a quick thirty minute drive, I have a thirty minute episode I listen to. And then also if I'm going to go out for a run, I know that I need one that's usually about 45 to 60 minutes.

So what I want to know from you, is when and where are you listening to this show? I would love to hear it. I know from, actually a great deal of you, that a lot of you listen to it on your way into work in the morning. So I'm curious to know what your commute length is like, or if you're going to the gym and listening to this, what that might be like too. I'm really just a curious person in general, but what I would love to do is to find out when you guys are listening to them, and what your ideal episode length would actually be like. Because I do have episodes that range from thirty to sixty minutes, and I know there's other podcasts out there that are far more routine with the length of their episodes. So I'm just curious to know when you're listening to it. Because if there's a way that I can make it easier for you, I would love to do that. So like I said,

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I had the great pleasure of talking with Jeff Berger on today's podcast.  Jeff is the founder of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and shared some great insights on more effective marketing to the LGBT community.

 

Here are some of the links he shared in the episode.

National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
2014 National LGBT Real Estate Conference

If you are interested in attending the conference he has given you, the listener, a code for $100 off. Just use 'fortlauderdale' when you check out and you'll automatically save $100! You can't go wrong with that. ;)

 

NAGLREP@gmail.com

561-865-6117

 

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Jenn T Grace:             You are listening to the Gay Business and Marketing Made Easy Podcast, Episode 41.

 

Intro:                          Welcome to the Gay Business and Marketing Made Easy Podcast where you'll learn how to do business with and market to the LGBT community in an authentic and transparent way. We're talking about the $790 billion lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community. We'll help you grow your business, gain market share and impact your bottom line. And now your host - she's an entrepreneur, a marketing maven and an advocate for the LGBT business community. Jenn, with two N's, T. Grace.

 

Jenn T Grace:             Well hello and welcome to episode number 41 of the podcast. I am your host, Jenn T. Grace. And today I have an interview with Jeff Berger, who is the founder of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals. And we had a wonderful conversation that I'm going to let you all have a great listen to, and he had just a couple of really great tidbits, and- because conversation was just fantastic in general, but he made a comment about not being able to just take a hitchhike on the LGBT market. And that was the first time I've heard it phrased like that, but I highly encourage you to stick around and listen to the remainder of the episode so you can hear exactly what he was talking about and in what context.

But as always before we get into today's interview, I just want to run down a couple of really super quick announcements; and I know a lot of times I say super quick and then they're not really. But today, they will be. So the first thing that I want to mention is that in the last podcast, was episode forty, and that podcast was a really short episode, and the point of it was to ask you to help me get to number one on the Amazon Best Seller list. So I put out a plea to you, I put out blog posts, I was all over the place in terms of trying to get assistance in reaching my goal. I unfortunately did not make it to the number one slot, however I did reach number seven, which I'm really, really excited about. And I reached top ten status in three different categories. So I ended up hitting it in the consumer behavior category, the business etiquette category, and the sales and selling category. So it was a calculated risk of putting my book in the mainstream marketing categories that have a lot more competition than the smaller LGBT category. But ultimately I think the risk was way, way worth it because I sold a lot of books, many more than I was expecting to sell which is amazing. And I made it to number seven which is my lowest number, and then I had the other couple of categories that were all top ten. So I'm really excited by that outcome, and I'm very, very grateful for all of your support and assistance as we went through this together.

I am also very much delighted that this is the first week that my children have gone back to school.


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