#019: Entrepreneur Filmmaker Sebastian Thiel Talks YouTube, Leverage & Accountability

Sebastian Thiel is an Award Winning Filmmaker & Digital Social Entrepreneur and founder of Upshot Entertainment, a Film production company. Thiel has featured on TEDx Talks, was listed in the Top 25 Under 25 most influential Londoners by Evening Standard, and recently had a new show, “Just A Couple” feature on BBC3.

 

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In this Podcast we discuss ( SPOILER ALERT )

  • [02:33] An introduction to¬†Sebastian Thiel
  • [04:40] About “Just A Couple”
  • [05:55] We learn about Sebastian’s back story
  • [07:40] How Sebastian grew a T-Shirt business with the help of celebrities and influencers
  • [12:20]¬†Was formal education instrumental to Sebastian’s growth?
  • [14:45] Should you learn your craft from YouTube or at¬†School?
  • [16:00] How Sebastian transitioned into film making
  • [19:20] The business structure of Upshot Entertainment
  • [20:25] An example of how¬†you can use YouTube content, as an advert to attract clients
  • [23:16] How you can make money from YouTube
  • [24:30] What¬†is winning on YouTube right now?
  • [27:30] An example of how building leverage, can help you to get inbound proposals
  • [30:00] To be a filmmaker, should you create content first, or a production company to make that content?
  • [32:50] How public speaking can help position you as an authority within your space
  • [39:40] Why you should learn how to use Social Media for your business
  • [37:00] A person who inspires Sebastian
  • [38:00] What Sebastian wishes he knew, before he started
  • [42:20] Story telling advice¬†to help improve your brand message
  • [46:05] How making statements publicly, can help you to be accountable

Key points you will learn

  • How¬†you can use YouTube content, as an advert to attract clients
  • How public speaking can help position you as an authority within your space
  • Why making statements publicly, can help you to be accountable

Links and resources mentioned

Homework

How to improve the work ethic in your business.

Put out a statement to the public, stating a challenge or project you are working on, and keep people posted on the updates.

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