ON AIR With Owen: Episode 83

Introducing our 83rd episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our podcast series for honest conversations about starting and scaling your own business, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards, and his new co-host, Neil Finnie.

Meet Your Hosts: Owen Richards and Neil Finnie

Owen Richards hails from Kent and began his sales career at Forrest Marketing Group in Sydney. After an 8-year stint, Owen returned to the UK and co-founded Air Marketing Group, growing it into a powerhouse offering specialist B2B sales and marketing solutions to businesses across the globe. Known for his relentless positivity and strategic foresight, Owen brings a wealth of experience and a knack for big ideas to the podcast.

Neil Finnie is your quintessential ‘wabi-sabi entrepreneur’ – flawed but beautiful in approach. With over 25 years of experience in nurturing businesses around his passions, from co-working spaces to professional development agencies, Neil’s unique perspective enriches our discussions, making each episode a treasure trove of insights.

What to Expect in this Week’s Episode

  • Hear about Neil’s recent experiences working in vibrant Barcelona with NexGen Careers.
  • It’s Air’s first wedding! Owen and Neil dive into the dynamics of workplace relationships.
  • Navigating the current market landscape: Are businesses leaning towards optimism or pessimism for the remainder of 2024?
  • Tackling the tough topic of redundancy: Truthful stories about managing workforce downsizing.

Where and When to tune in

Catch new episodes every Wednesday:

Watch: On YouTube or via Air Marketing’s Knowledge Hub.

Listen: On Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn + Alexa, Deezer, and more.

Join us as we dive deep into the dynamics of running a business in today’s fast-paced world. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or practical advice, our podcast is your gateway to becoming more adept in the business arena.

Warning: Contains swearing

ON AIR With Owen: Episode 82

We’re excited to unveil the revitalised version of the ON AIR: With Owen podcast, now with a more fluid, engaging format that resonates with the ever-evolving business landscape. “Honest Conversations: The Real Truths About Starting and Scaling Your Own Business” aims to mesh the immediacy of real-world events with timeless business wisdom. This new style is not just a change; it’s an evolution aimed at making the podcast more organic, relevant, and influenced by external factors such as politics and current affairs – elements that profoundly impact real-world business operations and strategies.

Meet Your Hosts: Owen Richards and Neil Finnie

Owen Richards hails from Kent and began his sales career at Forrest Marketing Group in Sydney. After an 8-year stint, Owen returned to the UK and co-founded Air Marketing Group, growing it into a powerhouse offering specialist B2B sales and marketing solutions to businesses across the globe. Known for his relentless positivity and strategic foresight, Owen brings a wealth of experience and a knack for big ideas to the podcast.

Neil Finnie is your quintessential ‘wabi-sabi entrepreneur’ – flawed but beautiful in approach. With over 25 years of experience in nurturing businesses around his passions, from co-working spaces to professional development agencies, Neil’s unique perspective enriches our discussions, making each episode a treasure trove of insights.

What to Expect

Listeners can anticipate a series of engaging, thought-provoking episodes where honesty meets ambition. Whether you’re a startup enthusiast or a seasoned executive, our podcast will provide valuable insights into navigating business complexities with agility and foresight.

Where and When to tune in

Catch new episodes every Wednesday:

Watch: On YouTube or via Air Marketing’s Knowledge Hub.

Listen: On Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn + Alexa, Deezer, and more.

Join us as we dive deep into the dynamics of running a business in today’s fast-paced world. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or practical advice, our podcast is your gateway to becoming more adept in the business arena.

Warning: Contains swearing

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 81 Featuring Andy McCreadie – MD, Sandler South West

Introducing our 81st episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 81st guest is Andy McCreadie, Managing Director at Sandler South West. Owen and Andy discuss the challenges that sales teams face as they grow.

Including:
– Why do salespeople fail?
– What mistakes are sales leaders making in the current environment?
– The do’s and don’ts of growing out a sales team
– The crucial shift shift every salesperson must make to start seeing results
– What sales leaders and managers should be doing to support their teams
– The important role training and coaching plays in an SDR’s development 

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 80 Featuring Arden Styles – CCO at CEGEN Environmental Group

Introducing our 80th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 80th guest is Arden Styles, CCO at CEGEN Environmental Group. Owen and Arden have a discussion around discovering the true essence of a brand.

Including:
– What ‘brand essence’ means and why it’s important
– Real life examples of brand essence
– How brand essence can represent much more than the product you are selling
– How brand essence works in a B2B environment
– Increasing the degree of certainty: what it means and why it’s important for your clients
– How to define the essence of your brand, and at what stage it should be done
– Aligning a personal brand with an organisation’s brand, and the part digital presence plays
– The know, like, trust funnel
– The types of content a marketer should be producing to promote the essence of the brand
– Real life examples of marketing campaigns that have done this effectively

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 79 Featuring Adam Graham – Managing Director, Gray Matters

Introducing our 78th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 79th guest is Adam Graham, Managing Director at Gray Matters and Founder of BD Matters. Owen and Adam discuss the topic of diagnosing the root cause of sales inefficiency and offer practical solutions to address it.

Including:
– Most common factors behind sales underperformance
– The ideal mindset and culture of a leadership team
– Common mistakes vs quick wins of positioning and branding
– Pros and cons of being niche and the internal challenges that brings
– Getting buy-in from your sales team
– Go-to-market strategy: what’s working and what’s not in 2023

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 78 Featuring David Allison – Founder, The Valuegraphics Project

Introducing our 78th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 78th guest is David Allison, Founder of The Valuegraphics Project. Owen and David discuss how tapping into customers core values can unlock the ability to understand them on a deeper level and influence them more effectively.

Including:

– The difference between demographics and valuegraphics
– How to use valuegraphics effectively
– The concept of humans being values-driven
– 3 key questions to ask your potential customers to reveal their core values
– Getting to the ‘why’
– Demographic dominance
– How old habits need to change around targeting your ideal customer
– The most common values from around the world

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 77 Featuring Shaun Doherty – Owner, the555club

Introducing our 77th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 77th guest is Shaun Doherty, Owner of the555club. Owen and Shaun discuss making space for clarity of thought, alleviating stress and being intentionally grateful; and how these things can elevate our lives both professionally and personally.

Including:
– Tools and techniques for managing stress, mental health and wellbeing
– Living with stress and why it can be a good thing
the555club: Breathwork, Meditation, Gratitude – what are they and how to use them
– How to differentiate yourself from your thoughts
– The responsibility on employers to promote and enable mental wellbeing in the workplace
– The misconceptions around meditation
– The importance of taking care of your body physically
– Things Shaun would do differently if he were to go back and do the last 10 years again

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 76 Featuring Dale Dupree – Founder & CSO, The Sales Rebellion

Introducing our 76th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 76th guest is Dale Dupree, Founder & CSO of The Sales Rebellion. Owen and Dale discuss how to ‘sell more and suck less’.

Including:
– An introduction to Dale and The Sales Rebellion
– How to stand out as an SDR in a crowded market
– The ideal traits and skills of a high performing SDR
– Advice for dealing with rejection, failure and lack of confidence
– Most common things that sales reps do which ‘suck’
– The importance of humanising your sales strategy
– The Sales Rebellion’s ‘R.E.A.S.O.N.’ theory

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 75 Featuring Julia Nimchinski & Justin Michael – Co-Founders, HYPCCCYCL

Introducing our 75th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 75th guests are Julia Nimchinski (Co-Founder & CEO at HYPCCCYCL) and Justin Michael (Co-Founder at HYPCCCYCL). They discuss alignment of sales and marketing teams; the role of salespeople as marketers and vice versa; and how today’s business world can benefit from customer-centric virtual events.

Including:
– How to truly align your sales and marketing teams
– The role of salespeople as marketers and vice versa
– Benefits of customer-centric virtual events
– Encouraging sales and marketing teams to learn from each other
– The journey from SDR to marketer and vice versa
– Tips for fostering collaboration among sales teams
– Generating pipeline and revenue through virtual events
– The best tech stack for modern virtual events
– What it takes to run a customer-centric event
– The book ‘Reinventing Virtual Events‘ – why you should read it and where to find it.

ON AIR: With Owen Episode 74 Featuring Alastair Banks – Co-Founder, Optix Solutions

Introducing our 74th episode of ON AIR: With Owen – our latest interview video series with honest conversation about scaling revenue, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Owen Richards.

Our 74th guest is Alastair Banks, Co-Founder at Optix Solutions. Alastair and Owen discuss personal brand – how any salesperson trying to drive new business can build a personal brand and use it to their advantage.

Including:
– An introduction to Alastair and Optix Solutions
– Why would an SDR/Account Executive/Head of Sales/Founder spend time building a personal brand, when they could be out selling?
– How long does it take to build a personal brand, and are there quick wins along the way
– For junior-mid level roles, how do you decide on a tone of voice for your personal brand?
– How do you decide on the right channels for your personal brand?
– What does good personal brand content look like?
– How to build and reach your target audience