Each week, I speak to Linkedin Experts and Business Leaders to unveil their marketing & business strategies to help you grow your business. 

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Latest Episodes

Episode 57: The God Of LinkedIn Video – Alex Sheridan 

Episode 57: The God Of LinkedIn Video with Alex Sheridan  https://youtu.be/RZWE0EyXEZg This guy is a LinkedIn video master. It’s none other than Alex Sheridan.  I love Alex’s videos as they’re super...

Episode 56: Recruitment Agency Grows BIG using Personal Branding, with Robert Hanna

Episode 56: Recruitment Agency Grows BIG using Personal Branding, with Robert Hanna https://youtu.be/RzRcLPHW1h8 Over the last four to six months, Rob has captivated my attention with his personal...

Episode 55: 7 Million Using Cold Calling With Dorian Ciavarella

Episode 55: 7 Million Using Cold Calling With Dorian Ciavarella https://youtu.be/DCnQK2a2hZo Dorian is a seasoned entrepreneur who previously scaled a company from scratch to a grand team of 130 and...

Episode 54: Mastering LinkedIn Copywriting With Joe Mckay 

Episode 54: Mastering LinkedIn Copywriting With Joe Mckay This episode is a special one as I speak to self-proclaimed ‘nobody’ on LinkedIn, Joe McKay. He’s a LinkedIn ghost-writer who creates success...

Episode 53: How To Exit With Mac Lackey

Episode 53: How To Exit With Mac Lackey I got the opportunity to sit down with the maestro of business exits, Mac Lackey. He’s a legend in the business world, successfully exiting six 7-8-fig...

Episode 52: Lisa Teh’s Serial Founder Story

Episode 52: Lisa Teh’s Serial Founder Story I sat down with the super stylish serial entrepreneur, Lisa Teh. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the entrepreneurial world.  With an impressive...

Episode 51: The World Needs A Clean Sweep With Alex Kain

Episode 51: The World Needs A Clean Sweep With Alex Kain This sit down sesh was a refreshing deep dive into who we are behind the business.  I’ve known Alex Kain for some time and we usually talk...

Episode 50: Personal Branding Goddess Melanie Borden

Episode 50: Personal Branding Goddess Melanie Borden Melanie Borden is a major Linkedin personal brand. I noticed her and just had to find out how this girl was on fire.  In this episode, she shared...

Episode 49: How To Increase Your Leads With Chris Roche

Episode 49: How To Increase Your Leads With Chris Roche I love getting into it with another marketing agency owner. This time it was Chris Roche, CEO at Catalyst Consulting. We got stuck into: Why the...

Episode 48: Email Marketing Secrets with Will Wang

Episode 48: Email Marketing Secrets with Will Wang Welcoming Will Wang to the podcast stage He’s the Founder of Growth Labz and the god of using emails to land Fortune 500 companies. I picked his...

Episode 47: How to Grow From Concept To Cash with Rand Fishkin

Episode 47: How to Grow From Concept To Cash with Rand Fishkin I sat down with SEO guru Rand Fishkin, co-founder of MOZ and SparkToro. He’s legendary in the marketing and SEO world. Amassing, 400,000...

Episode 46: How to Use CHATGPT for LinkedIn with Laura Erdem

Episode 46: How to Use CHATGPT for LinkedIn with Laura Erdem In a special edition of our podcast, I was interviewed by Dreamdata’s Laura Erdem. We discussed the power of ChatGPT in marketing and...

Episode 45: Every SaaS Founder Needs To Hear This with Mark Stouse

Episode 45: Every SaaS Founder Needs To Hear This with Mark Stouse I caught up with Mark Stouse who is a GOD at using Linkedin polls. His polls attract A LOT of attention. His insights caught my...

Episode 44: How to Drive Results on LinkedIn with Richard Van Der Blom

Episode 44: How to Drive Results on LinkedIn with Richard Van Der Blom LinkedIn has changed. The algorithm has gotten a lot tougher. That’s why I sat down for a special episode of Innovative...

Episode 43: Bootstrapped to $100 Million ARR with Tony Nash

Episode 43: Bootstrapped to $100 Million ARR with Tony Nash There are only 5 entrepreneurs in Australia who have hit the type of success Tony Nash, founder of Booktopia has.  I mean he bootstrapped...

Episode 42: How to Create the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Episode 42: How to Create the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Dina Calakovic is a LinkedIn power writer. She’s a master at authority marketing and has quickly grown her following to 64,000 followers In...

Episode 41: The Secret to Winning on LinkedIn with Jasmin Alić

Episode 41: The Secret to Winning on LinkedIn with Jasmin Alić Jasmin (Jay) Alić is one of the fastest growing LinkedIn Influencers. A teacher, a rapper and a Fortune 500 Copywriter who failed 3 times...

Episode 40: How to Bring Humor into LinkedIn with Liam Darmody

Episode 40: How to Bring Humor into LinkedIn with Liam Darmody My guest Liam Darmody is a LinkedIn Influencer with 33,000 followers. A proud father, hot sauce aficionado who uses humour to great...

Episode 39: How to Convert on LinkedIn with Richard Moore

Episode 39: How to Convert on LinkedIn with Richard Moore Want your content to convert? Want people to orbit around your content? Then this episode is for you.  Richard Moore is a Linkedin conversion...

Episode 38: ZERO to 30,000 Followers In 18 months on LinkedIn with Rosie Chong

Episode 38: ZERO to 30,000 Followers In 18 months on LinkedIn with Rosie Chong Want to know how to go from Zero to 37,000 followers? My guest Rosie Chong has gone from 0 to 37,000 followers in 18...

Episode 37: How To GO VIRAL, After Viral After Viral on Linkedin with Tasleem Ahmad Fateh

Episode 37: How To GO VIRAL, After Viral After Viral on Linkedin with Tasleem Ahmad Fateh https://youtu.be/xOJN7pL2jcE?si=zScQOPYzeg5xJ7tr Want to know the secret behind creating content that goes...

Episode 36: Podcasting Secrets with Tom Hunt

Episode 36: Podcasting Secrets with Tom Hunt This episode is a bit meta: a podcast about podcasts! I caught up with Tom Hunt, founder of Fame. Tom has essentially perfected the art of podcasting...

Episode 35: Partnership Marketing is the NEW BLACK with Ryan Elliott and Jaime Pitt

Episode 35: Partnership Marketing is the NEW BLACK with Ryan Elliott and Jaime Pitt Is your Marketing Ad spend going nowhere? Maybe it’s time to consider partnership marketing. If that sounds...

Episode 34: Selling Has Changed with Anil Menghani

Episode 34: Selling Has Changed with Anil Menghani I know this might sound like an overstatement – but it’s true: This week I caught up with someone who’s completely reinvented the selling...

Episode 33: I Don’t Have Time

Episode 33: I Don’t Have Time I’ve proven it, over and over again: Personal branding does NOT take a lot of time. And considering the modest cost, it’s MASSIVELY profitable. Yet, CEOs are STILL...

Episode 32: The Multiplier Mindset with Tracy Clark

Episode 32: The Multiplier Mindset with Tracy Clark This week, I spoke to Tracy Clark – the life-changing life-coach who unleashes the “multiplier mindset” onto the business world. I was...

Episode 31: Are you ready for LinkedIn ads?

Episode 31: Are you ready for LinkedIn ads? Most people fail with LinkedIn ads. If you want to be successful with LinkedIn ads, you need to make sure all the pieces are in place before you start...

Episode 30: LinkedIn Social Selling with Laura Erdem

Episode 30: LinkedIn Social Selling with Laura Erdem Linkedin Marketing is tricky:  Implementation is delicate. Execution is complex.  And measurement is 😵‍ Multichannel adds a whole new dimension of...

Episode 29: 1 hour = 20 pieces of content

Episode 29: 1 hour = 20 pieces of content Too busy for #content #marketing? Do it in JUST 1 HOUR! 👇 It’s true: You can produce 20+ high-quality #LinkedIn pieces in LESS THAN an HOUR! That means:...

Episode 28: Unstoppable Success with Arjun Paliwal

Episode 28: Unstoppable Success with Arjun Paliwal Want to conquer your industry – in just 4 years?? Then you NEED to hear this 👇 My guest this week on Innovative Minds with Mel Francis is...

Episode 27: How to get MORE views on LinkedIn

Episode 27: How to get MORE views on LinkedIn On this episode of Aha Moments with Mel, I answer the number 1 question we get asked: How do I get more views on LinkedIn?? There are a few things you can...

Episode 26: Overcome FEAR with Mark Mathews

Episode 26: Overcome FEAR with Mark Mathews TOP SKILL NEEDED for big-wave surfing? 🏄🌊 MINDSET 🧠 On this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of meeting a legendary big-wave surfer – and an...

Episode 25: How To Go Viral On LinkedIn

Episode 25: How To Go Viral On LinkedIn “Will I go viral?” 🦠 When someone thinks about #content #marketing, that’s generally their first question. And fair enough! That’s the...

Episode 24: Landing Pages That Land with Steven Lewis

Episode 24: Landing Pages That Land with Steven Lewis Got a SH1T landing-page? Yeah, same here. It’s not our fault: We just got SH1T ADVICE 👇🏽 This week on Innovative Minds with Mel Frances, I...

Episode 23: GOOGLE ADs vs LINKEDIN 🥊

Episode 23: GOOGLE ADs vs LINKEDIN 🥊 This week’s episode of Innovative Minds with Mel Francis is a bit different: No guest, just me 🥰 We’ve been running a lot of @Google ads this week...

Episode 22: Crush it with Video Marketing with Cliff Coelho

Episode 22: Crush it with Video Marketing with Cliff Coelho Want better VIDEO content? 🎬 This week’s INNOVATIVE MINDS has you covered 👍🏽 This week I caught up with Cliff Coelho from...

Episode 21: Make Love Not Porn ❤️ ‍with Cindy Gallop

Episode 21: Make Love Not Porn ❤️ ‍with Cindy Gallop Make Love Not Porn ❤️ ‍ Like the idea? You’re gonna LOVE the woman behind it 👇🏼 This week, I podcasted with a very special guest: Cindy...

Episode 20: $6mil Raised Using LinkedIn with Havard Lillebo

Episode 20: $6mil Raised Using LinkedIn with Havard Lillebo Is fundraising on your agenda? What about building a high-powered Linkedin tribe? Then you’ll want to make time for this episode of...

Episode 19: Personal Branding with Belinda Agnew

Episode 19: Personal Branding with Belinda Agnew On this episode of innovative minds, we speak to Belinda Agnew, CEO of X:Enabler (among other roles).  Belinda is a multi-brand CEO – bringing...

Episode 18: Must Hear LinkedIn Strategies with Andy Foote

Episode 18: Must Hear LinkedIn Strategies with Andy Foote This week’s episode was a real adrenaline rush – I caught up with Linkedin LEGEND Andy Foote! If you know what Andy charges, you’ll cash...

Episode 17: Secrets of Angel Investing with Jed Ng

Episode 17: Secrets of Angel Investing with Jed Ng This episode Jed Ng, the founder of Angel School and I dive into Angel Investing Syndicates. Jed has a fascinating journey. He built Rakuten RapidAPI...

Episode 16: Learning from the Startup Guru with David Kenney

Episode 16: Learning from the Startup Guru with David Kenney This interview was very important and special to me. I had the privilege to have my friend, mentor, advisor, and someone that I’ve gotten...

Episode 15: Media Is Changing Forever with Paul O’Brien

Episode 15: Media Is Changing Forever with Paul O’Brien I had the absolute pleasure of talking with the CEO of MediaTech Ventures, Paul O’Brien and oh boy this conversation was an absolute gem!...

Episode 14: The Art of Storytelling with Mridula Amin

Episode 14: The Art of Storytelling with Mridula Amin This week, I got to interview someone very special to me, Mridula Amin. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, National Geographic...

Episode 13: LinkedIn Ads with Justin Rowe

Episode 13: LinkedIn Ads with Justin Rowe My friend Justin Rowe & I sat down to reveal all our LinkedIn ad strategies. We discussed: 1. Ad objectives: Engagement vs website conversion?...

Episode 12: The Future of Email Marketing with Andy Mowat

Episode 12: The Future of Email Marketing with Andy Mowat This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andy Mowat, CEO of Gated. Gated is a free tool, which reduces the noise in your email by...

Episode 11: Should The CEO be a Linkedin Influencer?

Episode 11: Should The CEO be a Linkedin Influencer? This week was special. I brought in my sales and marketing leaders, Paul Niblett & Tharun Sonti to discuss should CEO’s be LinkedIn...

Episode 10: The SECRET LinkedIn Lead Gen Weapon with David Chevalier

Episode 10: The SECRET LinkedIn Lead Gen Weapon with David Chevalier I had the privilege to sit down with David Chevalier, Co-Founder & CEO of Leadjet – One of my favourite LinkedIn tools of...

Episode 9: Making Equity a Piece of Cake with Kim Hansen

Episode 9: Making Equity a Piece of Cake with Kim Hansen So many founders screw up their CAP table. Often diluting themselves too early. Giving away equity should be a piece of cake. But it’s not...

Episode 8: Fiverr to $30million ARR with Garrett Mehrguth

Episode 8: Fiverr to $30million ARR with Garrett Mehrguth I sat down with Garrett Mehrguth, CEO of Directive Consulting to understand how he went from doing Fiverr gigs to $30million ARR within 7...

Episode 7: Impact of AI on Marketing with David Cyrus

Episode 7: Impact of AI on Marketing with David Cyrus In this fascinating podcast episode, I talk with David Cyrus, head of marketing at Faethm by Pearson. Faethm is the only SaaS platform trained on...

Episode 6: CEO Story with Philip Weinman

Episode 6: CEO Story with Philip Weinman This week, I’m super excited about talking to CEO Philip Weinman. Philip is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience leading...

Episode 5: Youtube vs LinkedIn with Kan Huang

Episode 5: Youtube vs LinkedIn with Kan Huang When I started creating podcasts, I couldn’t wait to bring YouTube marketing expert Kan Huang onto the show. Coming from a Google background, he really...

Episode 4: CEO Story: Mindset, Attitude & Defying Death with Chris Jankulovski

Episode 4: CEO Story: Mindset, Attitude & Defying Death with Chris Jankulovski In this episode I interview a friend, client and inspiration – Chris Jankulovski, the CEO of RemoteStaff...

Episode 3: Demand Gen & Dark Social with Chris Walker

Episode 3: Demand Gen & Dark Social with Chris Walker In this very special episode, I spoke with Chris Walker. Chris is the CEO of Refine Labs. He’s the high-priest of Dark Social and...

Episode 2: Diving Into A LinkedIn Algorithm Expert’s Mind

Episode 2: Diving Into A LinkedIn Algorithm Expert’s Mind In our 2nd Innovative minds episode, I sit down with fellow expert marketer and LinkedIn Guru: Richard van der Blom, to discuss all...

Episode 1: Podcast Marketing Strategy with Tommy Jackett

Episode 1: Podcast Marketing Strategy with Tommy Jackett *** Scroll down for the Podcast Equipment list  *** In our very first episode, we’re going to take a dive into the brain of podcasting expert...