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My mission in life is help professionals get better connected to the people, opportunities, and ideas they need to grow themselves, their brand, and their business.

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Speaking, Coaching, Training, Oh My!


Hi, I’m Terry Bean. Consider me your guide to business growth. I
deliver goodness as a coach, consultant, keynote presenter, and trainer. Known for my inspiredutaining style, I delight clients and audiences while helping them grow as a person, a business and a brand. Enjoy your stay on my site and reach out anytime.

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Terry Bean Speaker Reel

Why Finding Harmony Matters

Casting a Positive Stone

Folks would tell you that I'm a dynamic present. My goal is to be "inspiredutaining". Your audience will learn new tips and tricks, laugh while doing so, and be ready to take on the world. Bean's unique gifts include delivering complex information in an accessible way and making mundane information funformative.

The majority of my 30+ presentations fall under the categories of: Communication, Mindset, or Relationship Building. Often times, they include all 3. And I'm always happy to build a customized presentation for your unique needs.


Your Audience Deserves a Presenter Who Will Knock Them Awake, Aware, and Ready to Take Action.

WHAT WE OFFER

What Does Terry Bean Do?

Coaching

Therapist. Wish Granter. Strategist. Clearer of chaos. Best friend 4 hire. All in, ALL the time. Executives have never had a friend like me...

Training

If you are seeking to level up your team in the areas of Communication, Leadership, Biz Dev, and more, we should chat.

Behavioral Assessments

I recently became a certified guide with Behavioral Elements. This powerful tool helps you understand what drives behavior.

Group Coaching

The group coaching project that is happening now is all about landing on a TEDx stage. If you've dreamed of stepping on the red dot, this could be for you.

Courses

Love that when I wrote this page three months ago, I said courses on coming soon. You can get to the Networking Mastery or TEDx courses above. Or check out the Prime Mover Playbook.

TEDxDetroit

Over the past 15 years we've put on 15 spectacular events. You can bet number 16 in 2024 will be equally aamazing.

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10 Steps to Better Position You, Your Brand, & Your Business

January 14, 20246 min read

So you want to build your reputation as a thought leader, subject matter expert, influencer, whatever you want to call it. I salute you. That's a noble pursuit to be sure.

If you're effective, you will receive some great benefits from it. Such as:

  • Invites to speak on your area of expertise

  • New followers of your social channels

  • Having clients reach out to you, instead of the other way around

  • Employees wanting to join your team and learn from you

These are pretty nice outcomes to be sure. But in order to achieve them, you're going to have to do some work. What kind of work? I'm glad I asked.

It Starts with Knowing Who You Are

If you're not sure who you or your business are at your core, it's really hard to radiate the energy that will attract the right people to you. This energy comes from definiteness of purpose, clarity of vision, and the unwavering desire to see your mission fulfilled. It drives performance, informs decisions, and gives you the motivation to keep moving over, under, around, and through the obstacles that are certain to be in your path.

Getting clear on who you are and where you're going is absolutely step 1.

Who You Serve

Running through the exercise of who you are should provide some pretty clear guidance as to who you serve. In 2024, it's more important than ever to have a specific niche you're targeting. The days of blasting out a social media post that speaks to anyone and everyone have been done for years. Once you know who they are, you can start to work at meeting them where they are: online groups, national associations, even subgroups inside of local business organizations like networking groups or chambers. Be mindful of how you're spending your time and your energy. Make sure it's where your target audience is.

Why Will They Care?

Unless you know them well enough to know what problems and challenges they need to solve, they won't. Like, they won't care at all. So, you have to understand one of two things:

  1. What causes them pain that they need to fix?

  2. What brings them joy?

When business is really good, people can think about spending money on the latter. If it's bad, they will ONLY spend money on the former. Start with the problems you solve. Knowing your target audience and the opportunities they face helps you position your messaging to target them directly between the eyes...otherwise, your messaging will never be seen.

How You Attract Your Target Audience

For starters, you have to be visible.

That means you have to be where they are, whether online or in the real world.

Then you have to say things in a way that makes them think, makes them grow, solves a problem for them, or makes them laugh. And you can't just do each of these once. You have to show up in front of them again and again and again. They used to say it takes 7-10 "touches" with a prospect before they become a client. That number has grown significantly since the advent of social media.

Converting Followers into Customers

Followers are great...for your ego. But if you want them to do anything for your bank account, it's best if they become customers. How do they become customers? Another good question by me ;-)

You have to tell stories that they want to see themselves in. Share information about you and the work you do that will make them think "This is a person I would enjoy working with". Much like attracting an audience, this approach has to be consistent, although not as frequent.

Another Way Followers Can Help

The right followers can become part of your #mutualadmirationsociety.

A group of people who will support your efforts while you're excited to support theirs. Maybe they're in a similar industry and they're "co-opetition", right Brenda Meller 🥧? Maybe they're people on the same mission as you. Whatever the case, you're going to want people to help you amplify your message, to talk about you in rooms you're not in, and to be there to support you as needed. These folks can absolutely be a difference maker for your business.

Have Some Semblance of a Marketing Plan

I don't know what that looks like for you, but without a plan to get eyeballs on the work you're doing, you're basically cold calling people who have no idea who you are, what you do, and why they should care. GROSS

You've read put yourself out there a couple of times in this post. So do it. But be at least somewhat strategic about it. Whether it's becoming a master of at least one of the social media platforms, building an email list, sharing videos, or joining a local group/association filled with your ideal prospects,

You've Got to Get in Front of Your People.

Get Comfortable Promoting Yourself

Sure, you could hire a PR firm to do your promotional work for you, but if you really want them to take you on as a client, you're going to have to prove that you won't mess up the opportunities they get for you. Know your strengths for both you and your company. Position them effectively. Have great messaging. Share it often. And make sure you're putting it in front of people who can amplify it. It helps to be good at graphics. It's important to write well. You're going to need to get on video and share your ideas. Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It sure can be. And when it feels like too much, remember those strengths and delegate your weaknesses.

Become a Better Presenter

If there's one skill we should all further develop it's our ability to present information in a clear, sometimes concise, and always confident manner. Isn't it crazy to think that people rank public speaking as a bigger fear than spiders AND death? WHAT??? It's just talking to people. But I get it. We get nervous. We expect judgement. What if we screw up? All of those things can be issues that hold you back. Don't let them. Practice. Talk about what you know. Practice some more. Present on things you're passionate about. And practice again!

Get Comfortable Asking for What You Need

Take that clarity on what you do, and who you do it for and tell the folks who need to know. Find people in your network who know folks on your target lists. Ask for introductions. Leverage the network you have to create the relationships you need!

People can't help you if you don't tell us what kind of help you need!

So that's the 10 steps. I'm hoping it was helpful. If you'd like more help on each of these topics, you're in luck. I have a 10-week course that covers each of these items in great depth and you'll walk away with a crystal clear blueprint to implement. You'll be amazed at how far you can go in a short time with the right plan of action. Want details? Find them HERE.

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Be Connected - My First Book

Networking

Networking, often confused and misunderstood, is crucial in the business world, but it's not about linking computers; it's about connecting people. The author proposes rebranding it as "Relationship Marketing" or "magNETworking". Networking enables business growth with minimal investment but requires effective execution. Many engage in networking, yet few excel at it. This gap is attributed to a lack of proper networking education and the non-mainstream nature of the skills involved. To address this, the author wrote a book divided into five sections: the principles of networking, pre-networking preparation, conduct at events, online networking strategies, and post-networking follow-up. The book, titled "Be Connected", is a concise guide filled with strategies for effective networking. It's ideal for those starting a business or entering the workforce, available on Amazon and in person from the author. The importance of networking is likened to 'word of mouth' advertising, a powerful tool in business, yet often overlooked or misunderstood.

Finding Harmony... My 2nd book

Mindset

The book "Finding Harmony," which originated from a series of essays written by Terry Bean for his daughter, who faced school trauma. Recognizing the wider benefit of these writings, Bean, with the help of writer Alexandra Borzo, expanded the work into a full book. "Finding Harmony" offers 32 lessons and activities aimed at addressing stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges by refocusing on what matters most. It guides readers through dealing with root causes, past traumas, and recognizing triggers, aiming to change habitual focus and offering a new perspective on life. The book also includes a companion workbook with exercises to internalize learning. The authors aim to guide readers on a journey of self-discovery and healing, offering a signed copy of the book through their website.

Find What Drives Your Behavior

Assessment

Behavioral Elements is a new way to look at the primary and secondary drivers of human behavior. There is a fully functional assessment that will provide you great insights that you can use for you, your teammates at work and your partner at home.

Once we understand what is driving the behavior we learn how to behave more intelligently.

In addition, we learn how to better understand and deal with others too.

Testimonials

“I worked with Terry to publicize my book and to be a TEDx speaker. He was masterful in helping me get crystal clear on my message and give a powerful delivery. He quite brilliantly crafted my talk with me and connected me with the just the right people. Terry will inspire you, nurture you and connect you! I plan on working with him as a rabbi, author and speaker for years to come. He is absolutely the BEST!”

-Rabbi Tamara Kolton, Ph.D.

"Terry is a difference maker for people. He is a leader that really cares about others and helping improve their lives. He does a fantastic job developing, coaching and leading others. I highly recommend him to other business owners. His true expertise is public speaking and he does a brilliant job engaging his audience because he has passion about his topic.”

– Jeff Clatterbaugh Independent Bank

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