The Importance of Personal Branding by John Maggio

John Maggio and his sister Michelle are cofounders of Hawk Marketing and Networking in Annapolis. Hawk Marketing helps local businesses get more clients and gain dominance in their market. 

Networking In Annapolis helps local entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and network marketers win on a local level with passion. Hosting 12-15 local networking events per month, John and Michelle present free workshops to local entrepreneurs. Join the conversation on Facebook in the private group, "Networking in Annapolis".

Podcast Highlights:

  • You have to stand out as a brand in this competitive landscape
  • Be a great referral source and people will refer you business
  • To succeed stay focused on the job ay hand  

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Importance of Personal Branding

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Umar Hameed introduces John Maggio, a leader in networking in Annapolis, who helps business owners connect and grow their businesses. They discuss the challenges of marketing and the importance of personal branding.

The Importance of Personal Branding

John emphasizes the need for personal branding in a crowded market. He criticizes traditional advertising methods and stresses the importance of focusing on who you are, not what you're selling. Umar agrees, noting that people buy from the person, not the product.

Networking Techniques and Strategies

John shares insights from his book, "Success with Local Marketing," and discusses the basics of networking. He emphasizes the importance of concise and effective communication, personal connections, and taking action. Umar adds humorous anecdotes and emphasizes the importance of personal branding.

Building Relationships and Referrals

John and Umar discuss the importance of building strong relationships and referrals. They talk about the value of one-on-one meetings and the importance of making connections that are mutually beneficial. John emphasizes the importance of building a strong foundation rather than racing to the top.

The Power of Patience and Collaboration

They discuss the importance of patience in networking and the value of maintaining relationships without expecting immediate returns. Umar shares a story of a connection that led to a significant client eight years later, emphasizing the importance of giving without expecting immediate returns.

Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

John opens up about his personal struggle with anxiety and how he overcame it to start his company. Umar praises John's courage and they discuss the physical and mental effects of anxiety.

Learning from Mistakes and Moving Forward

John reflects on his biggest mistake, which was not seeking help for his health problems sooner. Theydiscuss the importance of taking small steps forward and the value of failure as a learning experience.

Avoiding Distractions and Staying Focused

John talks about the distractions that can hinder progress, including negative thoughts, social media, and even productive distractions that divert focus from the main goal. They discuss the challenges of writing a book and the importance of staying focused on the end goal.

Upcoming Networking Expo

John shares details about an upcoming networking event in Annapolis, featuring national speakers, including Umar. They discuss the venue, sponsors, and the charitable cause associated with the event.


Umar thanks John for the insightful conversation and looks forward to the upcoming summit. He closes the podcast by inviting listeners to leave a rating on iTunes and visit his website for more tools.

Questions & Answers

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About the author 

Umar Hameed

Umar Hameed is an expert in changing individual behavior and improving team dynamics. He uses techniques and tools from the world of Applied Neuroscience and NLP to make individuals and organizations more successful. His business savvy and neuroscience combination gives him the unique ability to help salespeople become exceptional. Umar is an international keynote speaker who has done presentations in 16 countries. ✅✅✅He is the author of three books; the latest is Unleash Your Crazy Sexy Brain!


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