Chris Do, Founder of The Futur on building and positioning a thriving creative business

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Welcome to episode #86 – today’s guest is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur — an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.


 

He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.

He’s given talks and conducted workshops on a range of subjects, including: Sales, Negotiations, Value Based Pricing, Mindset, Branding, Graphic & Motion Design, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Client Relations.

 

Some of the topics we spoke about include:

  • How to bring your personal brand to life
  • How to validate a feasible and viable idea – and a potential audience
  • Objection handling
  • Building confidence as a public speaker and speaking to clients
  • And what scares him most.

 

So if you’re someone that’s interested in building, creating and positioning a creative business, then this episode is for you.

Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.

 

Alright, let’s dive in.

I present to you … the Loud Introvert with a big mission … Chris Do!

 


 

More on Chris can be found via the links below:

Instagram.com/thechrisdo

Linkedin.com/in/thechrisdo

Thefutur.com

Blind.com

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of two internationally acclaimed books 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' and 'How to get a mentor as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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