From Fear to Fire on Referrals with Michael Roderick

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and Host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about relationship building principles, referrals, and having a ‘referable brand’.

This week’s theme: Referrals

Michael Roderick is the CEO of Small Pond Enterprises which helps thoughtful givers become thought leaders by making their brands referable, their messaging memorable, and their ideas unforgettable.

His frameworks have been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and popular podcasts like The Art of Charm and Unmistakable Creative. Michael is also the host of the podcast Access to Anyone which shows how you can get to know anyone you want in business and in life using the latest technology and time tested principles. 

The Beginning:

Michael began his career in education teaching High School English before breaking into the world of Broadway producing. He made this transition in less than two years prompting colleagues to ask him how he did it. This inspired Michael to create a series of experiential workshops to study the dynamics behind relationship building and messaging.

From there he created frameworks that landed him a position in a NYC tech startup in business development, founding a popular conference for Connectors called ConnectorCon. He built a consulting business teaching people who were great at giving to others how they could creatively package their ideas – in a way that led to their content being shared and attracting the types of relationships that could move their careers faster.  In addition to this, he founded Relationship Adventure Day, a networking event combined with a scavenger hunt set in New York City. 

And Now?

Now Michael speaks and consults on how individuals and companies can create Referable Brands. So they can be top of mind:

  • for partnership
  • media opportunities
  • and more. 

Michael is also a published playwright and the author of “Last Hour of The Day”.  This workbook was built off a tweet campaign where he challenged his followers to do something at the last hour of their day and reflect on their experiences.

Special offer for Listeners: The Referability Rater. 

Connect with Michael Roderick on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook or visit his website to get more information and resources!

Quote of the day:  “Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.” Mark Zuckerberg