In this episode we talk to Jonathan Christian.
Jonathan Christian is an expert in helping small business owners tell their story and build their brand equity. He is now a recognized training partner with BC Wood and Honeywell. Jonathan publicly teaches monthly through his Social Media Challenge Meetup and is often a guest speaker and panelist.
Married to Debbie with three grown daughters, Jonathan lives and breathes social media due in part to a major car accident in 2008. While recovering from life-altering neck surgery, he made the most of his recovery time learning everything about social networking.
Since creating We Make Stuff Happen in 2008, Jonathan and his team have helped local businesses; entrepreneurs and non-profits master the Social space. For the past 5 years Jonathan has personally trained over 500 businesses in the art of social media and content marketing.
You can find Jonathan at We Make Stuff Happen.
You can connect with Jonathan on twitter, or by his hashtag #makestuffhappen.
In this episode we discuss:
- having “an attitude of gratitude”
- the impact of having a major car accident on Jonathan’s life
- having a titanium neck
- having a positive attitude
- brand equity
- storytelling in business
- walking meetings
- challenges faced by small business
- think big
- using post it notes
- eating the sprouts first
- how to use snapchat
- the rise of video for social media
- earthquake kits