The Social Focus

Episode #50

EP50 – 5 Excuses Holding you Back from Growing on Instagram We are live! (Well, we WERE live) In today’s episode, we’re sharing the recording of our live broadcast at the 2020 Xcelerate Summit, Central Ontario’s Premier Business Event. This summit was hosted virtually this year and they kindly reached Read more…

Episode #49

EP49 – Our Gift to You – Intentional Visualization through the Inspired Door – Interview with The Heart Inspired Entrepreneur, Natalie Scott It’s the holiday season and we wanted to share a gift to all of our incredible listeners. In today’s episode, we welcome back Natalie Scott, The Heart Inspired Read more…

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Episode #48

EP48 – 4 Simple Tips To Improve Your Photos Instagram is a visual Medium to connect to your followers. So, can you guess what’s a really innovative way to attract more followers? It’s actually quite simple. The answer is through beautiful and engaging photos. Nat is solo today, and sharing Read more…

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Episode #46

We hear it often around this time of year… “what do you want for the holidays?” Have you given much thought to your wish list? As entrepreneurs and business owners, we are always looking for ways and products that  make life and business more efficient, right? And if your friends Read more…

EP47

Episode #47

EP47 – Being an Artist isn’t Cute. It’s a Business – Interview with Jane Monteith In today’s episode of Instagram for Business with The Social Focus, we are chatting with, Jane Monteith. Jane is an international selling artist, online educator and author of the book The Ultimate Pouring & Painting Project book. Her style Read more…

The Social Focus

Episode #45

EP 45 – Finding Your Why Shownotes What do the Wright Brothers, Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs all have in common? Their understanding of WHY in their business, their ideas and their dreams. Author Simon Sinek refers to these references and, “that people won’t truly buy into a Read more…

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Episode #44

EP 44 – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways – solo with Ang You know what they say, ‘what doesn’t kill you make you stronger…” ‘Your limitation—it’s only your imagination…’ On today’s episode of Instagram for Business with The Social Focus, Ang is solo and sharing why you should Read more…

Episode #43

Writing Copy that Sells – With Maria Hyde You’ve heard us talk about the importance of storytelling and we were thrilled that our guest on today’s episode includes the work storytelling right in her bio! Today we are chatting with Maria Hyde, Owner of @essentialcopy – which helps modern lifestyle Read more…

Episode #42

EP42 – What the Faq? – Our most frequently ask questions (LONG VERSION) Inside our private membership community, The Social Storytellers; we host two live Q&A Coaching Calls every month. They are amazing conversations that get our members the answers they are looking for and more times than not; they Read more…

EP41 Social Boundaries

Episode #41

EP41 – Creating Social Boundaries & Staying Safe When do we say the words, Social Boundaries; what comes to mind? For us, it is maintaining a separation between sharing too much of our personal lives with our business presence on social media. For example, when we are with our families, Read more…

Episode #40

Welcome back to Instagram for Business with The Social Focus! In today’s episode, your co-host and Brand Photographer, Nat, is running the show solo. She dives into a really vulnerable story about her business. Her worst profitable year in business. Being in business for 18 years, she was surprised that Read more…

EP39

Episode #39

EP39 – How this Brick & Mortar Business Pivoted During the Pandemic – with Meghan Muise When Meghan Muise and her Business Partner Lindsay Haley created Ripe Juicery; they had the vision to create a space that made plant-based foods and juicing accessible to everyone. With a passion for health, Read more…

Episode #38

EP38 – Nat & Ang’s Top Books for Business and Personal Development You know that feeling when you close a book and you feel inspired? What’s the first thing you do? We’re going to guess that you’ll SHARE it with someone you know who would love to feel the same Read more…

Episode #37

EP37 Shownotes Whether online or offline, the same fears exist.  How do you learn to hone your skills and truly find and celebrate that inner confidence? In today’s episode, WE are in the hot seat! We were interviewed by Michelle Risi of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Podcast for Realtors show earlier Read more…

Instagram Bio Update with The social focus

Episode #36

5 Instagram Bio Updates to Attract More Customers In today’s episode, Nat and Ang chat about your Instagram Bio and why keep ingot up to date is one of the best strategies you can do for your business on Instagram. Why is a clear, concise and updated bio so important?  Read more…

Episode #35

Welcome back to Instagram for Business with The Social Focus! In today’s episode, your co-host and Social Stylist, Ang; is on the mic solo and sharing what social styling is and how you can incorporate your style into your social strategy. So what is social styling? Ang’s role as a Read more…

Episode #34

At the helm of the popular blog Stems & Forks, Betty Binon takes a refined approach to share her three passions in life: flowers, cooking, and photography. Based in Toronto, Canada, she has built a successful multi-faceted brand after nearly twenty years in the floral design business. She sold the Read more…

Episode #33

8 Ways Instagram in the New Business Card In today’s episode, Nat and Ang share 8 ways that Instagram is the new business card. If you think about it – your IG profile shares all of the information that a paper card would. Except there is so much more you Read more…

Episode #32

Here it is! A sneak peek Inside the Social Storytellers Community Live Q&A Coaching Session Every month, Nat and Ang host TWO Live Q&A Coaching sessions where members can submit their burning questions around business, social media, styling imagery and taking better photos. It’s all about valuable takeaways to implement Read more…

Episode #31

EP31 – Getting Comfortable With Networking – Solo with Nat If you listened to this episode, CONGRATULATIONS! Because you are probably a goal seeker! And this is truly one of the best things Nat ever did for her business. NETWORK! Yes, that word is not very sexy. But it’s extremely Read more…

EP30 - Lindsay Russell

Episode #30

EP30 – Using Instagram t Sell Your Products – Interview with Lindsay Russell Located close to the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario Canada, Backwood Design Co. is a female-owned and runs a business that specializes in handcrafting unique, live edge furniture and epoxy art charcuterie boards from salvaged, local wood. Read more…

Episode #29

EP29 – What is FIGJAM and Why you Need it for Social Media and in Your Life Does this sound conceded… “Fuck, I’m good… just ask me”? Or is it a confident statement? In today’s episode, Nat and Ang are revealing why you need a little FIGJAM in your life. Read more…

Episode #28

EP 28 -Eight Tips on How to Survive Your First Year in Business. Today’s episode brings Nat and Ang together again in the studio! (Nat even put out a cheese plate for today’s recording). Today is all about lessons and learnings each of them has learned from their first year Read more…

Episode #27

Three Instagram Features You May Not Be Using (but should be) for your Business – solo with Ang In today’s solo episode, Ang shares three Instagram features (for business accounts) that can help you with engagement, connect with your audience and to save you time on the social platform.  Have Read more…

Michelle Risi on the Social Focus

Episode #26

In today’s episode, Nat and Ang sit down and chat with Lifestyle Entrepreneur Expert, Michelle Risi. Michelle helps Realtors achieve Freedom, Fulfillment and Financial Success in their business.   She is a devoted mom, wife, educator and writer who has found a way to use her multi-passionate personality to create a Read more…

Episode #25

EP25 – The Benefits of Collaboration In today’s episode, Nat and Ang are chatting about something near and dear to their hearts. Collaboration and all the benefits it brings. The Social Focus is a collaboration and the ladies chat about how it has benefited them not only professionally but also Read more…

Episode #24

Ep24 – What We Learned from Working in One of the Toughest Industries In today’s episode, Nat and Ang chat about their experience working in one of the toughest industries… the wedding industry.  Weddings are filled with joy and excitement but it is also accompanied by a lot of emotions, Read more…

EP23 How To Work From Anywhere

Episode #23

Shownotes: How to work from anywhere EP23 In today’s episode, Nat & Ang chat about working from anywhere. Sounds great, doesn’t it? In all reality during the pandemic, many of us have been forced into our current working situation and location. But that reality and or fantasy doesn’t have to Read more…

EP22 - Saying No Is Empowering - Solo with Nat

Episode #22

Ep 22 – Saying No Is Empowering – Solo with Nat In this episode, Nat is back with a solo show. She talks about a tough topic that has grown near and dear to her. Using the word No in her business. Is it even possible to say no without Read more…

EP21 - Interview With The Instagram Expert, Sue B

Episode #21

Interview with The Instagram Expert, Sue B. In today’s episode, Nat and Ang are joined by a very special guest, @theinstagramexpert Sue B. Zimmerman. Sue is an insightful, energetic and in-demand online marketing educator, influencer speaker, and a no-BS business coach.  She is a popular CreativeLive Instructor and has been Read more…

Episode #20

EP20 – Criticism sucks… but it doesn’t have to In today’s episode, Nat & Ang are chatting about the ever-dreaded topic… criticism. They’ll be discussing the difference between criticism and critiques, their personal experiences with criticism, unhappy clients and lastly when not to listen to criticism. What is the difference Read more…

Episode #19

How to use stock photos for social media show notes Should you be using stock images for social media? How many are too many? How can I still look like “me” and be authentic with my brand on social media? Tune in as Nat and Ang cover ALL of this!   Read more…

Episode #18

EP18 – Using Instagram to Land Your Dream Clients In today’s episode, Nat and Ang chat about the strategy for finding and landing your dream clients on Instagram. And one of the first things they mention is that as a business, you do not want to find and attract everyone. Read more…

Episode #17

EP18 – Money Mindset with guest, Paula Wilimek Question 1 – Tell us more about yourself and what changes have taken place in your business? Paula explains that she has been in the financial industry for over 14 years including working with large organizations but shifted her business over the Read more…

Episode #16

Ep16 – 1,000 Instagram Followers in 3 Months In today’s episode, Nat and Ang are celebrating a social media win… reaching 1,000 followers in less than three months! What’s the secret sauce? Well first off, there are no sneaky tactics, no paid ads and no buying of followers. You heard Read more…

The Perfect Episode 1

Episode #15

Nat & Ang address the word Perfect, and a world of perfectionism.And to be transparent, they begin recording and decide not to edit anything out. Nat believed that most likely everyone has a time in their life when they feel like they need to be perfect. Especially as they begin Read more…

Episode #14

In today’s episode, Ang takes the mic solo and shares her favourite pieces of equipment that she uses for social media. And no, it’s not just her cellphone.  There are so many tools out there that can make showing up on social media an absolute breeze. And when using social Read more…

Episode #13

EP13 – The Niche, The Book Deal, and Your Wellness –Interview With Samantha Gladish Nat & Ang interview Samantha GladishHolistic Wellness Foodie. Samantha breaks down her journey how she was led down a path of health and wellness. And comments that often health and wellness practitioners often come from a Read more…

Episode #12

EP12 – Invested Success PT5 – Investing in a Membership Site –Interview with Gemma Bonham-Carter In today’s final episode in the Invested Success Series, Nat and Ang chat with Gemma Bonham-Carter. Gemma is a Digital Product Strategist who has coached hundreds of students through launching and scaling their businesses with Read more…

Episode #11

EP11 – Invested Success Pt4 – Interview with Kasey Boudreau Cellar 82 The Invested Success Series was created to educate you on the multitude of opportunities that are available to entrepreneurs everywhere. The question is, which one is right for you and your business? The series is fast-paced: five questions Read more…

Episode #10

EP10- Invested Success Series (Pt3) Investing in a Mastermind Nat & Ang continue on with their Invested Success Series. And Ang puts Nat in the hot seat asking her questions about being in a mastermind. What is a Mastermind? It is meeting with a group of business professionals that respect Read more…

Episode #9

The Social FocusThe Invested Success Series was created to educate you on the multitude of opportunities that are available to entrepreneurs everywhere. The question is, which one is right for you and your business? The series is fast-paced: five questions in under 25 minutes. In today’s episode, Nat and Ang Read more…