Right now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot going on for all of us in the world! But even in the middle of this chaos, there’s an opportunity to pause and self-reflect on our business.
My guest today, Laura Beauparlant, is encouraging us to do just that! She is the founder of Lab Creatives and is one of my absolutely favorite people to discuss the topics of brand and branding! In her 20 years as a designer and 15 years as an entrepreneur, Laura has learned that aligning purpose with brand design is the key to success in business.
In this episode, we have an amazing conversation about how to create a three-dimensional brand and the opportunity that we all have to reevaluate what our brand means and how we put it into the world!
[:53] About today’s episode and guest!
[2:04] Welcoming Laura Beauparlant to the podcast!
[2:47] Laura shares more about her background and why she is so incredibly passionate about branding!
[5:37] Laura defines ‘brand’ and what makes up a powerful brand.
[7:38] Laura recommends some early steps to take when you’re just starting out in reevaluating and reworking your brand.
[11:10] When it comes to building a brand personality, what are some of the most important attributes?
[16:14] Laura highlights the risks associated with sloppy or inconsistent branding.
[21:58] Laura shares her guidelines for sharing on social media.
[27:27] The three key elements that entrepreneurs really need to look at in order to up
level their brand.
[32:37] Laura’s key performance indicators!
[35:15] Where to learn more about Laura is up to in this world!
[35:59] Thanking Laura for joining the podcast!
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More About Laura Beauparlant
Laura Beauparlant is an award-winning international keynote speaker, an expert on branding and design and the author of Brand Chemistry. As the founder and creative director of Lab Creative, her mission is to help ambitious entrepreneurs create strong, memorable brands that consistently attract their ideal clients.
For over 15 years, Laura has helped countless small business owners and entrepreneurs gain confidence and grow their businesses through unforgettable branding.
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“Just like a cake … that’s just sprinkles and icing lacks substance, so does a brand that’s just a logo and a website. You could have the most beautiful brand in the world, but if there’s nothing underneath it, what is it really saying to people?” — Laura Beauparlant
“People are craving that human connection and they want that from your brand. Your brand needs the heart and soul in it — and a lot of that will come from you.” — Laura Beauparlant
“We have to stop focusing solely on creating a brain-to-brain connection … and create that heart-to-heart connection — that’s where you build the trust. That’s where people feel like they know you before they’ve even met you.” — Laura Beauparlant
“If you’re not clear, how will your audience be clear?” — Laura Beauparlant
“I believe we need to teach from our scars, not from our wounds.” — Laura Beauparlant