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Dec 8, 2021

Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific, heart-based leaders in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brene Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top influencers in the world, with over 500,000 social media followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 5th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of three books, including a #1 best seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor. He hosts a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that has reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and most recently, he was named a Top 7 Networking Guru to follow.


Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV & radio shows, a social media advocate who champions authentic connection and heart-based leadership. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft & Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan for over a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding. He founded the DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. 500,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive teambuilding activities, and engaging workshops.


Episode Summary -

You need strong personal branding if you want to be seen, heard, and known in today’s social media era.

In today’s episode, Bobby Umar talks about the importance of building a strong personal branding to take your business to the next level.

With strong personal branding, you get the opportunity to appear as a guest on podcasts, you get speaking engagements, people start reaching out to you, and you build long-lasting relationships & trust.


"It is important to get established on one platform, build that up, and then layer on."


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:

  • What is Thought Leadership and why is it important?
  • The importance of Personal Branding for your business.
  • Bobby shares some strategies on how he grew his social followers to over 500,000.
  • Bobby talks about Social Audio - The importance, how he uses it to leverage his business, and how to attract people on different social platforms.
  • Bobby talks about some of the misconceptions people are having about Clubhouse.
  • Three tips for building a strong personal brand.


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About the Host:

Ann Carden is a highly sought-after Expert Business Growth Consultant, Marketing Strategist, three-time published Author, and a #1 Bestselling Author, and Professional Speaker for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  

With more than forty-one years of business experience and coaching and consulting hundreds of coaches, entrepreneur’s and owners in more than forty different industries to more success, Ann knows what it takes to succeed in all areas of business.

After spending thirteen years in corporate business management, Ann started her journey as an entrepreneur building businesses for herself for twenty-nine years. Her first business started out of financial hardship and Ann was able to propel that business into the international market (before the internet.)

After selling that business, she went on to start and build five more businesses to succeed. She has sold those businesses and today has a passion for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs build their success.

She has been featured on the affiliates of ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, among many other media outlets. Her articles have been published on Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine, and she has been a featured guest on multiple podcast shows such as; “Business Innovators Radio” podcast which can be heard at:

She was also chosen as one of the top coaches in the world by Six-Figure Coach Magazine.

Through the years Ann has educated thousands of professionals through speaking, workshops, seminars, and online platforms as a Speaker.


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