The Manly Show

Image Is Everything – An Interview with Peg Fitzpatrick

We dared to take on the topic of graphics, visual marketing, and image creation on the May 29 episode of The Manly Show.

And who better to help take us through that labyrinth than the eternally effervescent and always informative Peg Fitzpatrick?

Peg is head of social strategy at Canva – an innovative, online graphic design tool enthusiastically touted by the company’s Chief Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki (our guest on the May 15th edition of The Manly Show).  Peg is an expert on using social media as a marketing platform. She is currently co-authoring a book with Kawasaki called The Art of Social Media.

Peg is also the director of marketing and social media manager for Kreussler Inc., and has contributed to two books, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, and APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book.

She even has time to be the editor-in-chief for the site 12 Most, a community of influential writers and business leaders who offer perspectives and solutions on business, social media, and just about everything else under the sun.

Peg had to face a gauntlet of questions from Manly Show regulars Mike Allton, Wade Harman, and Stephan Hovnanian.

In this episode, we explored the importance of social media imaging, and focused on practical tips and strategies you can use in your own social media presentation to instantly improve how you come across (at least visually) to others online.

Here is a list of questions we discussed:

What exactly does the head of social strategy do at Canva? (2:40)
How many people are at Canva? Do you manage your own Canva team? (4:57)
For someone who has been using social media for a while, what is the next step? What are some baby […]

The Manly Show – A Guy’s Mind – With Guy Kawasaki

On May 15th, we enthusiastically welcomed brand evangelist Guy Kawasaki to the The Manly Show, and it isn’t a stretch to say he was as entertaining and informative as everyone expected.

In case you’ve been living under a rock or something, Kawasaki has had an incredibly long and fascinating career, working as an advisor to Motorola’s business unit of Google and as “chief evangelist” for Apple, among other things. Kawasaki is a published author, and is generally considered one of the most influential and engaging figures on the Internet. Kawasaki is currently the chief evangelist for Canva, an innovative online graphic design tool.

Peppering Kawasaki with questions are The Manly Show regulars Mike Allton, Wade Harman, Stephan Hovnanian, and Les Dossey.

We covered a lot of ground in this episode, devoting much of the time to finding a balance between work and family, whether or not Kawasaki’s family takes an interest in what does for a living, and the steps Kawasaki takes to protect the identities of his two young children.

We also discussed Kawasaki’s fondness for hockey and the importance of hobbies, whether or not to focus on followers over brands when posting to social media, and we learned more about Kawasaki’s new venture, Canva.

We even got an exclusive insight into what it takes to get Kawasaki to “circle” you on Google+, and we learned the three apps Kawasaki prizes above all others.

Here is a list of questions we discussed.

How do you balance work and family? (4:06)
How important is it to have a hobby? (19:14)
Has Guy Kawasaki taken time off during the day for hockey all his life?
If you were just starting out, what’s the one thing you would do to market and promote yourself? (22:15)
Do your […]