Disrupt Your Way to Success with Carl Reader – 041

Jul 05, 2018

Carl Reader started his working life as a hairdresser on a Youth Training Scheme, which didn’t last long. From there he shifted, by accident into accounting, starting at the bottom and rising to take over the business. His unorthodox background, entrepreneurial spirit, thirst for learning and passion for shaking things up, has helped him achieve success in the most traditional of professions in some not so traditional ways.

As an author of two popular business books for small businesses, and a popular commentator on business in the press, he has developed a reputation for no nonsense advice, and a stand out personal brand. In this show I asked him to share his experience and tips to help speakers and entrepreneurs grow their business today.


What you’ll learn

  • Why you should get under the skin of your target customer and become intimate with their industry.
  • The four-step model for business success.
  • When and why you should share your goals and dreams.
  • Why self-awareness is a critical business tool.
  • Why you should develop multiple touch points with your customer.
  • How online and offline networking should work together.
  • Why we should be aware of the ‘stay at home economy’.
  • Why you should develop a personal brand for more sales.
  • What you should never do as a first-time speaker.
  • How speakers can protect their business through scaling up.
  • How your topic and your chosen audience can impact your bookings.
  • Why you should build a business with your exit in mind.
  • How speaking mishaps can turn into great PR opportunities.
  • The best business advice Carl ever got.

All things Carl:

Website –

Twitter / Linked In / Facebook: @CarlReader

The Start Up Coach – Carl Reader

The Franchising Handbook – Carl Reader


Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

The Four-Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris

The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber

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