The SIA Business Podcast

The SIA Business Podcast
This is a no-nonsense show where your host Syed Irfan Ajmal will be revealing success secrets as well as massive mistakes of tech entrepreneurs, digital marketers, speakers, writers, creatives and more from all around the globe. This isn’t about working 16 hours a day. This isn’t about being unproductive or having unhealthy obsessions while ignoring other important parts of your life. This is about keeping it real and balanced while still growing a business venture that you love so that you have a life that you can be content with.
How Negating Conventional Wisdom Led Me to Massive Success [S01E10] #TrueTales
Dec 31, 2018 • 9 min
🗣Time for a true story from my personal life. It’s 2008. I’m broke, ill, unemployed, and depressed. 🤒 I’ve just moved from Stockholm to Copenhagen. I am on the verge of being homeless (and NOT for the first time). And I already feel like a loser and a…
My Top 2 Game-Changing Productivity Hacks of 2018 [S01E09] #SoloEpisode
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
🗣[SOLO Episode]: I started doing something different in 2018. 🚫First off, I realized (by reviewing some data; more on that in another episode) that being busy is NOT always akin to being productive. 🚫 Then, using 2 simple hacks (a bullet journal and a…
PR Expert Melanie Marten Speaks About a $2.3 Million ROI Publicity Stunt & More [S01E08]
Dec 6, 2018 • 64 min
400 media mentions & press clippings in 4 weeks, along with the artwork being bought for $2.3 million. ⚡️ Not a bad result for a controversial publicity stunt (or should we call it an art project) right? German 🇩🇪 Public Relations expert and entrepreneur…
Unique Twist to HARO Outreach for Better & Improved Backlinks #AskIrfan [S01E07]
Nov 30, 2018 • 17 min
THE BACKGROUND: Experts like Neil Patel suggest that (most) companies should (for the most part) avoid homepage links as these are not going to increase conversions. This is because the home page isn’t usually focused on a single or particular product,…
How to Earn Publicity & Backlinks With HARO? #ASKIrfan [S01E06]
Nov 30, 2018 • 14 min
In this solo #ASKIrfan episode I share: • what HARO is • How we increased our HARO success rate from 0% to 47.06% • the one Chrome extension which will make your HARO campaign 10X better SHOW NOTES & OTHER DETAILS AT ➔…
Top 3 SEO Myths of Today? #ASKIrfan [S01E05]
Oct 24, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a commonly asked question, “What are the top SEO myths of today?” IMHO, the top 3 SEO myths of today include: 1. SEO is D.E.A.D. 2. SEO is all about writing search engine optimized content. Yep, stuffing your article and its meta…
Elvin Zhang on 6 Figure Exits, Pitching to VCs, & Blockchain Technology [S01E04]
Jul 31, 2018 • 68 min
Elvin Zhan is a Singapore based polymath and #startupfounder with his interests ranging from Quantum Physics to #Blockchain and #Fintech. He also has won an award for playing a unique Chinese musical instrument. In this episode he speaks about: • why his…
Lisa Zahran on Million Dollar Campaigns, Copywriting, & Email Marketing [S01E03]
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
From being a biotechnologist in New Zealand to an entrepreneurial and “spiritual” #copywriter in Malaysia, Lisa Zahran has a pretty interesting story. 
Listen to her speak about: • The first #milliondollar campaign she helped launch at #Mindvalley •…
Liam Martin on Productivity, Remote Employee Management, & Fighting the Distraction Economy [S01E02]
Apr 27, 2018 • 58 min
A shocking failure led Liam to ditch his Ph.D., and he then went on to create and Time Doctor both of which improve productivity through #timeanalytics & #timetracking. Managing 80 employees #workingremotely from 27 countries, Liam has spent the…
Peter Gould on Design Thinking, Branding, and Productivity [S01E01]
Feb 11, 2018 • 41 min
From designing kids apps to games, and from creating a clothing range to multiple online creative platforms to getting an award from the ruler of Dubai, Aussie entrepreneur Peter Gould has done it all. His Islamic Design Thinking company has worked with…