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On today’s episode, we talk about the importance of people skills and how it dramatically affects profitability with Dave Kerpen. By following his very specific tips, you can immediately influence the way people perceive you and generate profitable relationships. Dave also explains why accepting a glass of water is one of the smartest things you can do to drive profitability.
Welcome to Episode 112 of the Profit First Podcast!
CEO and Founder of Likeable Local, Dave Kerpen is the father of 2 beautiful girls, husband to an amazing business partner, and friend to many. Dave is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker.
In his day job, he’s the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency.
Following his sponsored wedding, which raised over $100,000 including $20K for charity, Dave and his wife, Carrie started and transformed theKBuzz (founded in 2007) into Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine for both 2011 and 2012.
As one of Entrepreneur’s top 10 up and coming leaders, Dave has been featured on CNBC’s “On the Money”, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, and countless blogs. He has also keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco and Mexico City.
Dave is a Venture Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners an early-stage venture firm, which is leveraging Gen Y to support Gen Y.
Dave Kerpen 1st’s book was a NY Times bestseller – “Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook and other social networks.” Dave has since followed up Likeable Social Media with 2 more books, Likeable Business & Likeable Leadership and is currently working on a 4th now, The Art of People.
Dave is proud of my Likeable business accomplishments but prouder of Charlotte and Kate, my two daughters.
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