25 Traits To Be Influential – Develop And Use Your Back Story
How To Become Influential – Full Video Here, Have you ever wondered what makes some people so influential? It doesn’t matter what they do for a living or what their education was, but they have influence. There are 25 traits you can master if you want to become influential too.
Do YOU want to be more influential, get more people to follow you, get people to recognize how valuable you are? Watch this short video by Charlie Seymour Jr from his Power Marketing Lessons series.
THIS video is just one of the 25 Traits you need to master. To find all of them, go to Full Video Here – All 25 Traits
25. Develop and use your backstory. What’s your backstory? What happened before? How did you get here? I often say to people, “Little did I know when I was six years old, sitting on the stage, licking a lollipop in my first theatrical production, that I would grow up to use those skills to help people, through video, video marketing, and through my consulting work.”
You see how that begins a backstory? I happen to like, “little did I know” – that comes as close to “Once upon a time’ as I want to come. Use your backstory. Let people see who you are. Maybe you had a very difficult childhood. Maybe you grew up studying opera in New York City at the feet of some of the great – whatever the story is.
Let them see who you are, it will be fascinating to them. You will show them why you present yourself the way you do. Use that. Develop it. Make sure it’s out there.
There’s a whole video that I created years ago that shows some of the reviews of me, shows me growing up as a little kid, shows what happened on stage and how I got where I am. There is no secret of why I can do video now. I started directing three-camera pickups in that theater when I was 11 years old.
I had a buddy there, he became a buddy, but he was a scientist for Dupont whose job was to invent VHS tape. Bob Kerr helped me a lot. There’s no surprise that I know what I’m doing here.
Use that backstory. It helps people understand who you are and will make you much more influential.
Connect With Charlie – Click Here Charlie The Marketer is the video-crazed MBA marketer, Charlie Seymour Jr who lives and works near Philadelphia PA USA. He helps you online in three ways: 1) Get Found, 2) Engage through video marketing, and 3) Build a Profitable, Automated System for your follow up. How can he help you?
Little did he know at age 6, while sitting on the stage in his first main stage production, that he’d use these skills in business to help you profit through online marketing. Charlie’s influence is based on many of the 25 traits found in this video.
Who is Charlie Seymour Jr?
First, he’s a husband, dad, and granddad. He’s a guy who knows in his heart how powerful video is (he’s often called the Video-Crazed MBA Marketer). Not long after losing his father, he started a website, LessonsFromMyGrandson.com, so that his grandson would never grow up not knowing who he was. When people run from a burning apartment or flooded home, they grab their photo albums to keep their memories alive, and that’s probably because their videos are now protected online.
Charlie is one of FIVE generations in his family to direct at the same local theater and his passion outside of helping clients succeed has been directing rip your heart out big musicals like Sweeney Todd, Evita, Cabaret, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hunchback of Notre Dame (which he wrote with Neil Radisch), and more.
He’s also an Award-Winning Video Producer and Still Photographer; Theater Director, Producer, Actor, Coach; Award-Winning Salesman; #1 Best-Selling Author; Long-time Glazer-Kennedy Student and Marketer; Speaker, Storyteller, Featured Guest in Webinars and Meetups; and, oh yes: he has an MBA from Wharton.
But let’s say he brings more than creativity and his shiny-headed good looks to the table. He generated $247,368,657.97 in personal sales and more than $1 billion through his marketing leadership skills. Be sure to ask him about this. And ask him about his #1 best-selling Amazon.com book, written with Dr. Marc Kossmann: Hey, You… Don’t Stand Out – GET Out!
And even at an early age, Charlie created stories for people that others wanted to watch. He received his first camera (Brownie: remember them?) at age four and went on to become a professional photographer. He began his video career at age 11 at the side of Robert J. Kerr, the Dupont scientist (and community-theater director) who was a leading specialist in the creation of video tape at a time when a “home machine” weighed 37 pounds and you had to wind the tape from reel to reel. He started directing 3-camera video recordings at age 11 and now regularly has up to five cameras running at the same time, to get you from all angles and keep the viewer interested. Video is entertainment plus great information: THAT’S how to get people to watch!
At the heart of all of this Charlie has always known he’s a marketer and storyteller: whether it was helping professionals explode their success in their businesses, getting theater productions produced at several theaters, selling major real estate along the East Coast of the United States, or running his own online businesses. And hand-in-hand with his business skills is his love for people, helping them succeed while focusing attention on them when they do.
Charlie recently studied the buying habits of Baby Boomers and uses one phrase to describe many of his generation: “We’ve gone from Success To Significance in what drives us. We have the things and now want to be sure to leave our mark ON the world (and on at least one other person IN this world).” He embodies that.
Charlie is the father of two beautiful, talented, and grown daughters (Stacie and Liz), a son-in-law (Chris), and 2 grandchildren (Beckett and Isabel) who enrich his life in everything they do. He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife, Pam, a cat, a dog, 7 computers, and 8 cameras!
How can he help get people to watch (and buy from) YOU? How can he help YOU become more influential?
The easiest thing to do is drop me a short email, let me know you’ve been throughout this website and then suggest a few times when you’ll be available to chat by phone. No pressure, no obligation: just chat. Let’s see if what I do is a good fit for you and your business, too.
Click the button here to send me a short email. Tell me what you’re trying to do and how you feel I can help.
Then we’ll chat. Lay out a plan. Aim you in the right direction and then have YOU do the marketing or ask ME to do it.
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This video is based on a Website Magazine article by Todd Crawford who is a co-founder of Impact Radius and Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. He has been instrumental in forging and managing relationships with many of the company’s flagship advertisers, agencies, and media partners.