Business Tips From An Entrepreneur Magazine Columnist

I had two agendas in my interview with Scott Gerber. First, I wanted to hear his business advice. Both Entrepreneur Magazine and Fox Business consider him an entrepreneurship expert, so I wanted to hear what he had to teach. Second, I wanted to find out how he made himself an authority in the entrepreneurship space. How did he get to be the expert, and more importantly, how can I help you be an authority in your space.

I was surprised by how open he was about what it takes to be an expert. And I think he gave some helpful business tips. Listen to the program and let me know what you think.

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber

Entrepreneur Magazine

Scott Gerber is the syndicated Young Entrepreneur columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, CEO of Gerber Entertainment, a young entrepreneur incubator and venture management firm in NYC, and author of the upcoming book Never Get A Real Job (due out in Fall 2010). Follow him on Twitter @yngentrepreneur.

 


  • Scott obviously has superior communication skills. He can articulate business strategies for a breadth of topics. (Which is much different than selling a single product.)
    Does Scott follow a process when communicating? Can he attribute these skills to family? Natural talent?
    Thanks for the great interview.

  • Thanks for the kind words. Public speaking is something I am truly passionate about. It's a true privilege to have the opportunity to offer advice and knowledge to others. To be honest, I don't have an exact methodology. I'd say that my communication skills are the result of confidence and lots of practice. Being comfortable in front of an audience (or a camera) has taken me several years. I'm glad to hear you feel it's paid off. I would suggest the following tips to people looking to better communicate their ideas:

    1. Know yourself, your core convictions and your core belief system
    2. Be passionate about sharing that information
    3. Never think that “big words” make you sound smarter
    4. Never give a lecture – have a conversation!
    5. Have fun and stay relaxed.

    Thanks again for the comments,

    Scott

  • ClayBarham

    Which do most people want? Do they want what politicians claim is the rational, real and predictable visible hand running the economy? Or, would they prefer what Adam Smith called the Invisible Hand leading the way? The realistic, determined visible hand gives us a feeling of certainty without mystery, and most of us do not like mystery, except in novels. However, history in the last 400 years have shown us that the mystery of the uncertain invisible hand is the only economic system, if you can call a mysterious force a system, to produce prosperity and greater human happiness. (see Save Pebble Droppers &Prosperity on claysamerica.com and Amazon.com) Where does it come from? It comes from all the thoughts out of bubbles of restrictive tradition and actions out of the box by free men and women, because they had no fear of offending a monarch. Their thoughts and acts cannot be predicted, however. The results are an uncertain mystery. No rational academic could ever stand and support the unknown against the known, even though reliance on the unknown made America the richest, freest nation in the world. Leave mystery to the novelist, certainty to the politician and God help the rest of us. Claysamerica.com

  • Great interview!

    For the Time Management issue, I implemented some techniques from David Allen's book “Getting things done”. Each day I'm getting more productive.

    Keep up the great work!
    Grtz, Enrico

  • Wow, what a great interview! Scott obviously knows his stuff. There was a lot to learn here, I had to listen to it twice since he was going through a lot of useful info so quickly.

    It was great how you put him on the spot and had him come up with strategies for different businesses. The interviews where you do that are some of the best interviews you have. Your idea to do this for your viewers on a more regular basis kicks ass — I would love that!

  • affordableadvice

    Another great interview Andrew, you asked some hard questions around $'s that some might have shirked. Got some good useable info. Thankyou.

    If anyone hasn't seen it yet, the Digital Nomad interview with Colin is a great one.

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  • Andrew – Interesting interview. Great to hear a young entrepreneurial thought leader with a unique point of view and doesn't come to mess around ;)

  • Great episode. So much good advice.

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  • mattmccormick

    Wow, I can sure tell you're from New York from your speaking speed. Even though my communication style is very different from yours, I learnt a lot from this interview. As someone who is also trying to improve my public speaking I would say try to cut down on the filler words (um, you know, etc). Once I start hearing those words over and over, it detracts from your message.

  • Wow, I can sure tell you're from New York from your speaking speed. Even though my communication style is very different from yours, I learnt a lot from this interview. As someone who is also trying to improve my public speaking I would say try to cut down on the filler words (um, you know, etc). Once I start hearing those words over and over, it detracts from your message.

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