For a Lot of Entrepreneurs, Writing is Key

This is key for being successful in today’s information age. You have to tell you story and you have to build your credibility. Even in 2020, writing a book is still one of the best ways to accomplish both.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

Writing a book is something that only 2% of the world’s population does. Even with the massive move towards online content, writing a good old fashioned book is huge.

It’s also a huge boost to your credibility as an expert. If you wrote a book, then you must be really knowledgeable about your subject of expertise. At least that is the conventional wisdom.

Writing and publishing has never been easier with all the tools available nowadays. Plus you can get a virtual assistant to handle so much of the work that comes after your write the book and need to promote it.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

One Simple Skill

Do What You Do Best, And Do It Better Than The Rest!

This is key for being successful in today’s information age just as much as it was 100 years ago. You have to be the absolute best at what you do so you don’t have to worry much about those who are do what you do.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

Differentiate yourself by simply being the best in your niche. Quality is king. You are not walmart, you can’t compete on the lowest prices so compete on the best quality.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

You Know What They Say…

This is key for being successful in today’s information age just as much as it was 100 years ago. You have to be in the right place at the right time.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

They say we are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with. They also say you have to be in the right place at the right time. SO doesn’t it make sense to ensure that you are going to strike lightning in a bottle by always putting yourself in the same place successful people are?

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

Even Shorter Than Your Elevator Pitch

This is key for being successful in today’s information age. We used to say that you have to have a 30 second  elevator pitch. Now its a less than half a minute video capture.

Attention spans continue to shrink and the options to fill up your time quicken at an exponential rate.

An elevator pitch is a simple way of explaining what your product or service does. It’s called an elevator pitch because you’re supposed to imagine that you get into an elevator with another person, they ask what your company does, and you only have that brief moment in an elevator to give them a meaningful response.

My mentor Bill Walsh, America’s Small Business Expert, is a man of great wisdom and massive success and he taught me this simple truth.

You have less than half a minute to explain to your customers what you do for them or they will move on to someone else and you have to explain how you do is constantly and consistently. It’s not easy to do.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

Options are limitless. Everyone promises something. Its only you ability to offer the option with the right promise at the right time that will take you to the next level.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

You Speak for Your Business.

This is key for being successful in today’s information age. With anything you say having the potential to be recorded and shared, you have to always pay attention to your message.

My mentor Bill Walsh, America’s Small Business Expert, is a man of great wisdom and massive success and he taught me this simple truth.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

English is a tricky language and if its not your strong suit, you would be well served to record and watch yourself when you speak about your business. Polish your words and choose them wisely.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

No Matter How Hard Your Work, You Can’t Do It All

This is key for being successful in today’s information age. You have to know what you are great at and you have to do all you can to spend your time doing just that and not all the other things it takes to run a business.

The quote speaks to a reality that every successful entrepreneur knows to be true, but every failed or struggling entrepreneur has not figured out.

We tend to want to do it all. To make sure nothing goes wrong, we stretch ourselves to do things we aren’t even good at. Before we know it we get so busy, we can never focus on what the business needs from us most and we end up failing.

You have to figure our what to delegate, what to outsource and what to automate early in your business or you will develop habits that will end up killing the business.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use things like chatbots, auto responders and artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

How It All Started

One thing that has been a challenge for me over the years is that I  am constantly evolving as a entrepreneur, as a businessman and an analytics expert.

A consequence of this constant evolution is that I have launched several brands as vehicles to deliver training, coaching, and consulting based on my intellectual property.  I have lot of information bouncing around in my brain that I know can be very useful to people looking tot make sense of the numbers in their business.

To that end I recorded this video. I want to help you make sense of all the things I have been doing since I launched my first business in 2011… BPO Elite.

Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.

 

Data is the Oil

Data is the new Oil!

When it comes to Big Data, Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, & Artificial Intelligence, we have to be thinking about how to get all of this in our business.

Data is the most commodity today. More valuable then gold, diamonds or even oil.

Data is the fuel that A.I. runs on.

Fact is, nerds make more money,

This is key for being successful in today’s information age.

If you own or are thinking of owning your own business, you need to learn specifically what it takes to build an even more successful company, connect with other like-minded business owners, and discover new ways to create revenue streams!

We will show you how to use the latest technology to build even more leads, sales & streams of income! If you aren’t already thinking about how to use artificial intelligence to grow a business, you are way behind the curve. We specialize in teaching great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become 100% laser focused!

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by DMAIPH, Sonic Analytics, Mastermind PH in the Philippines:

  • Vision to Wealth – Ortigas         Jan 8, 2020                  Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – Makati         Jan 13, 2020                Sign Up Here
  • Vision to Wealth – BGC              Jan 15, 2020                 Sign Up Here

1*siq6yJ2ZOJ8XmECjxRtyhwDaniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, Florida. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker. 

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

The Day I Got My Cape

About halfway through my time at Wells Fargo, I had become one of the top analysts at the bank. My ability to take on any data project and deliver results on time and on budget established my reputation and gave me credibility to speak frankly with senior executives

Now what I mean by “the day I got my cape”. That was the day I realized that my skills as an analyst, as somebody who works with data, had become somewhat superhuman.

I had previously shared the lead up to the unveiling oh my superhero story. After acquiring Wachovia, Wells Fargo was poised to launch the Express Send remittance service in Miami. I had shared my concerns and even though the data was clear, I was outvoted.

At the end of the meeting, my boss came to me, and my boss; who I had been working for quite a while, and when I raised my hand in a staff meeting to talk about something to do with data, I was usually right. However he pointed out to me, I had talked about a problem but I didn’t offer a solution and he says you know what Daniel, “If we’re going to not launch in Miami you got to follow up with an answer of where we going to launch and why. As well as why should we move it based on solid financials”.

My reply was, “you’re right, I know I need to go back and do some more research”. He told me that I had a couple days go do some research, to figure this out. He said if we have a good business case to move it, we would run it up the flagpole and see what happens. So, I went back to my cubicle, I started crunching numbers, pulling data, basically what I found was indeed the truth. I was right that if we were to launch in Miami. We would not have a very big population of ready to send users. People that are used to us and, our brand that trust has to send money overseas.

It would be something that it would have to take a while for people to adopt to our brand. I started looking for areas where there were other populations, that were more representative of what we had to do traditionally. I came across a couple, if you look at the demographics of Florida in the Orlando and Tampa areas in the middle of the state, there’s a lot more people that have migrated from Central America and Mexico. A lot of them migrated there to work in agriculture, to work in more labor-intensive industries.

I took data form the U.S. Census and I blended that with projections on adoption rates based on the traditional Wells Fargo footprint. I used IBM-Cognos and SQL queries from the banks central data bases to extract the data I needed to build a financial model. The model illustrated that we would make 3x as much over the first three years in remittance transfers in Florida if we started in Central Florida as opposed to South Florida. To bring it all together I used a new software, Tableau, to build a map and supporting visuals. I was ready for round two and this time I had my powers.

So, I took that information and I put together a presentation, and I walked to my boss. He said, “great OK let’s go ahead and talk to the boss about this”, so when my boss said to THE boss that means we are talking to top executives at the bank, including the CEO.

The next day I presented this data and I did it in a new way for me. I built a narrative around the whole challenge we had and used the data told us what we should do. I illustrated with the Tableau map, what the expected benefits of West Orlando instead of Miami. When we did that, we would see a much greater adoption rate, we would see much greater financial benefit much sooner than if we were to launch in the Miami area.

My slides and the data and visuals on them where very convincing. But that was the appeal to the head. I also shared the impact that my suggestion would have not only on the bank bottom line, but the difference it would make to our customers and their families. When I did all that, I put this whole overarching narrative together and what was able to do what we now call data storytelling.

That is a superpower in even more demand today that it was 10 years ago. Being able to write code, to build data models and to work with millions of data points are all very powerful tools in the hands of a good analyst. But data storytelling in my hands, that is a superpower.

Oh, and one more point, mostly because of my work on the merger, I got a really huge bonus that year.

Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.