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    • The Rise of Selfies and Personalized Celebrity Video MessagesPeople now value personalized video messages from celebrities more than autographs, and Cameo is revolutionizing this concept with authentic and raw videos.

      Selfies have become the new autograph. Instead of seeking signatures from celebrities, people now want to take selfies with them and share them on social media. This idea gave birth to the company Cameo, where users can request personalized videos from their favorite celebrities. The insight behind this concept came from a video that was made for a super fan of the Seattle Seahawks, where a player congratulated him on becoming a father. This simple video meant the world to the fan, showing that someone with access to famous individuals valued a personalized message over extravagant gestures. Cameo focuses on providing authentic and raw videos from celebrities, rather than high-quality productions. With its success and massive funding, Cameo is poised to become even bigger in the future.

    • The Importance of Personality in Personalized Video MessagesPersonalized videos thrive when the creator's personality shines through, regardless of fame. The customer's involvement as a co-producer and a focus on simplicity are essential for success.

      Having a good personality is more important than being famous when it comes to creating personalized video messages. It's not about how well-known someone is, but rather their ability to connect with others and create engaging content. The success of a personalized video depends on the talent's improvisation skills and their ability to turn a general premise into something real and authentic. As the customer, you become a co-producer in the creation of the video. The idea for this marketplace came from a small nugget of inspiration and grew into a bigger vision, but ultimately, focusing on the small and simple experience was the key to success. Having an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for creating something unique and special is crucial.

    • Leveraging talent and demand to build a successful marketplaceFinding talented creators with a large fan base and enabling them to market themselves through social media can lead to thriving growth in a marketplace.

      Building a successful marketplace requires finding the right talent and attracting demand. Steven Galanis and his team at Cameo started by leveraging their personal networks to recruit their initial creators, such as athletes and YouTubers. However, they didn't achieve product-market fit until they onboarded a Vine star named Cody Ko, who brought in a significant following. The key difference was that these influencers already had a large fan base and were skilled in their respective fields, making them attractive to buyers. Additionally, Cameo capitalized on the fact that their supply of famous creators could market themselves and generate their own demand through social media. This combination of talented creators and self-propagating demand helped Cameo's marketplace thrive and grow.

    • Connecting fans and celebrities through personalized videos for mutual benefit.Cameo allows fans to feel a deeper connection with their favorite celebrities while providing talent the opportunity to gain popularity and financial gain.

      Cameo, a platform that connects fans with their favorite celebrities through personalized videos, offers a win-win situation for both talent and fans. Not only does talent get paid to become more popular, but fans also feel a deeper connection and admiration towards the celebrities they receive a video from. The value proposition at Cameo is that fans are turning into living, breathing, paid billboards for the talent, increasing their popularity. Vine stars, reality TV personalities, and scripted television actors have historically been the most booked talent on the platform. However, there is a wish list for high-profile names like The Rock, Kanye West, and even political figures like Obama and Trump. Cameo's international expansion has also proved successful, with 30% of their business coming from abroad, indicating a global interest in celebrity culture.

    • Overcoming setbacks and staying committed to your visionPerseverance and staying committed to your vision are crucial in the face of setbacks. Even a single request can mark a turning point and open up new opportunities for growth.

      Starting a business is not always smooth sailing. Even with a solid plan and conviction, there will be times when things don't go as expected. Steven Galanis, co-founder of Cameo, shared a story about their launch night, where they had only one talent on their platform. They anticipated a flood of people but ended up with just two visitors. Their talent faced negative backlash, and doubts started creeping in. However, they persisted and eventually received a request from a father who wanted a video for his daughter's birthday. This moment marked a turning point, and they realized they had potential. This story shows the importance of perseverance and staying committed to your vision, even when faced with setbacks. As Cameo continues to grow, the dream is to explore new opportunities in the space and further expand their network of talent.

    • The Rise of Talent on Digital Platforms like CameoCameo is capitalizing on the expanding talent pool in the entertainment industry by discovering up-and-coming stars and evolving into a more interactive platform, showcasing the power of digital platforms for fan connections.

      The talent pool in the entertainment industry is expanding rapidly. With platforms like Twitch and TikTok, more people are achieving fame and gaining a following. This means that there is a growing number of individuals who could qualify as talent on Cameo, and this number is expected to double in the next five years. Cameo's focus on capturing up-and-coming talent allows them to discover the next big stars before they reach their peak. Additionally, Cameo aims to evolve into a two-way conversation platform, creating a more engaging and repeatable experience for users. For those interested in joining Cameo or utilizing its services, they can reach out through the website or contact Steven Galanis directly via email or Twitter. Overall, the message is clear: the future of talent and fan connections lies in embracing the power of digital platforms.

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    Danny T is a DJ and producer. Expect to learn... How do you go from being a local DJ to touring Europe and selling out arenas? What are the principles behind creating a personal brand that sets you apart in a highly competitive market? What are the best travel hacks if you're flying 7+ times a week? How can we retain party culture whilst protecting people's mental health? And much more... Get Surfshark VPN - https://surfshark.deals/MODERNWISDOM (Enter Promo Code MODERNWISDOM for 83% off & One Extra Month Free) Extra Stuff: Follow Danny on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/itsdannytdj Check out Danny's Website - http://www.itsdannyt.co.uk/ Take a break from alcohol and upgrade your life - https://6monthssober.com/podcast Check out everything I recommend from books to products - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: https://www.chriswillx.com/contact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Everybody Has Either Talent, Money, Or Time

    Everybody Has Either Talent, Money, Or Time

    Had an incredible conversation with high school teachers & students from Boys Latin School from Philadelphia, PA.

    This is a must listen for anyone who has 10-20-year-olds around them in life. 

    0:35 - One sentence can change everything

    3:17 - I will always be unfiltered

    4:03 - How to become discovered in the music industry

    7:20 - The internet gives everyone an opportunity

    9:20 - How to adjust when algorithms change on social platforms

    9:51 - DM people until Instagram blocks you

    11:00 - If you want something, you have to work

    12:10 - Everybody has either money, talent, or time

    13:50 - Your adversity is your strength

    14:59 - Don’t be vulnerable to a platform

    16:05 - Giving turns into getting

    17:00 - The fine line between delusion and optimism

    22:05 - Young guys buy stuff because they’re insecure

    24:05 - The future of teaching and education

    25:25 - How to become a stylist

    27:50 - Either you want it, or you don’t

    30:18 - Dealing with rejection & adversity

    34:55 - The block is your foundation

    36:40 - I love Richard Pryor

    38:10 - Becoming a teacher

    41:00 - Should you go to college

     

    Let me know what's your favorite part of this episode, by tweeting @garyvee. 

    Hope you have the best Tuesday of your life! 

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    #220 - Steven Pressfield - How To Turn Pro

    #220 - Steven Pressfield - How To Turn Pro
    Steven Pressfield is an author. Many people's lives are split into two parts; before and after they Turn Pro. Steven's work has helped millions of people overcome Resistance, find their passion and have the courage to take the leap into an activity they love. Hopefully by the end of this episode you'll have all the information you need to make your own transition to leave the amateur life behind. Sponsor: Shop Tailored Athlete’s full range at https://link.tailoredathlete.co.uk/modernwisdom (FREE shipping automatically applied at checkout) Extra Stuff: Buy Turning Pro - https://amzn.to/3hjwl0e Follow Steven on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SPressfield  Get my free Ultimate Life Hacks List to 10x your daily productivity → https://chriswillx.com/lifehacks/ To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: https://www.chriswillx.com/contact  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Keynote: INC 500 Seminar

    A Keynote: INC 500 Seminar

    This keynote I gave at the INC 500 seminar holds some KEY points to your small biz marketing. Content is King. The way you advertise, the way you market and show your product is so insanely important, but giving CONTEXT around what you’re doing is what matters. Because we’re living in a more fragmented world, your content and context around have to be as attention grabbing and eye catching as possible. Let me know your thoughts and give this one a listen ;)

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    A New Season

    A New Season

    Welcome to Season 5 of The Bearing Life® podcast!

    In this episode, you'll hear a brief update on my upcoming book about weathering life storms and also a story about the challenge I faced and encouragement I received from a small sign in a store window. Its short message made me stop in the middle of the sidewalk and think about life and how I/we handle the unexpecteds (both good & challenging).
     
    This season, we will touch on life dreams, perseverance, authenticity, and self-development - you don't want to miss an episode! I've loved having these conversations with others and hearing their amazing stories and I can't wait to share them with you. I know each one will offer encouragement and hope.
     
    Remember, we aren’t alone in our challenges or our joys.
     
    You are a unique creation, lovingly created for this time and place in order to live out your true life (gifts and talents) and love others well.

    Your story matters.

    Let's go...