Beyond The Bio

Sophie Milliken

This isn’t just the fluffy s*** you see on social media.

Join me Sophie Milliken, Founder and CEO at modern PR agency Moja, along with my industry-expert guests, as I show you how to raise your profile.

Each week I cover topics like, awards, PR, speaking, social media and of course, the power of podcasting – essentially all the good stuff. Whether you’re a budding start-up or a seasoned entrepreneur, this podcast will help you get known in your industry.

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Episodes

037: Becoming a Viral Sensation with Jo Hutton
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037: Becoming a Viral Sensation with Jo Hutton
What does it feel like to have 7 million+ views on an Instagram reel? Having experienced this herself, Jo Hutton is here to tell us all about it. When Jo walked into a yoga class for the first time over 15 years ago, she didn’t know her whole world would change forever. After seeing the transformational results that yoga brought to herself, she decided to dedicate her life to sharing the gift of yoga with others. Jo runs Happy Yoga Newcastle, an online yoga membership and studio, and Newcastle Yoga School where she trains people to become yoga teachers themselves. She was awarded Senior Yoga Teacher status by the Yoga Alliance Professionals in 2019. After posting a video showing how to do a ‘magic neck stretch’ on Instagram, her online following grew exponentially. We learn how this happened, what she felt like to go viral, and how she maintains her social media platforms now. We also cover Jo’s thoughts about monetising her content, and some top tips on what to post for Instagram’s algorithms liking. So, let's get stuck in… This podcast is brought to you by Moja. Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry. See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/… Connect with Jo: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyyoganewcastle?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@happyyoganewcastle?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Connect with Sophie: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/ X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
036: Pitching to the Press with Liz Perkins 
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036: Pitching to the Press with Liz Perkins
How do you pitch to a journalist? In this episode, I’m joined by Liz Perkins. Liz has experience working across the national press and is currently the night news editor at the Daily Express. Liz is multi-award winning for her journalism and has made significant changes through her work including successfully changing the law through the End This Injustice campaign that led the Government to pledge to overhaul the Family Court through the Domestic Abuse Bill. Liz was the defence reporter for the South Wales Evening Post/Wales Online where she regularly reported from Afghanistan between 2008 and 2014. She was also elected as a chapter leader of the Oxford Business Alumni Network in London, leading her to single-handedly organise events at Blenheim Palace and the Houses of Parliament. She is also a member of European Women on Boards and Women in Journalism. We’ll be covering Liz’s varied career, hearing about the exciting opportunities she’s had to work on and her advice on how you can pitch effectively to journalists. So, let's get stuck in… This podcast is brought to you by Moja. Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry. See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/ … Connect with Liz: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-perkins-7b667b75/ X: https://twitter.com/lizperkinsmedia Connect with Sophie: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/ X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
034: The Grammys of Entrepreneurship with Francesca James
25-03-2024
034: The Grammys of Entrepreneurship with Francesca James
The GBEA awards are now officially OPEN for 2024 entry! In this episode, I’m joined by Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Community & Ideas Fest which has been described as the ‘Glastonbury for Business’. With a background in publishing and events, Francesca is passionate about telling the stories of entrepreneurs to support and champion their endeavours. She has built an incredible community of entrepreneurs and creates inspiration for business leaders across the nation. Francesca shares her top tips and tricks on entering the GBEAs, the powerful stories behind the GBEA community, and the authentic ways in which the awards are judged, proving that they really are the ‘Grammys of Entrepreneurship’ as labelled by Steven Bartlett. So, let's get stuck in… Need a bit of help with your GBEA entry? We’ve just launched our online awards course which will help you craft your winning-award entry. Check it out HERE. This podcast is brought to you by Moja. Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry. See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/… Enter the GBEAs: https://greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com/ Connect with Francesca: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frangbea/Ideas Fest: https://ideasfest.uk/Start Up Awards: https://startupawards.uk/ Connect with Sophie: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/ X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
033: How Books Boost Business with Marianne Page
18-03-2024
033: How Books Boost Business with Marianne Page
How can books boost your business?  In this episode, I’m joined by Marianne Page to talk all about books. Marianne runs a global small business focused on helping other successful small business owners, in any industry, to build an operation that runs like clockwork without them needing to be there.  For 27 years she worked as a senior manager with McDonald’s, a business famous for its systems, structure and scalability. Her mission is to help successful small business owners to build the systems and the structure that will double their team’s productivity and halve the time they spend working in their business.  Marianne is the author of 4 books on the subject and she has created several unique programmes, that have helped business owners worldwide, to build a consistent operation.  Marianne shares her love for writing, how she has published her books and how they can help boost business success.  So, let's get stuck in…  This podcast is brought to you by Moja.          Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry.      See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/…         Connect with Marianne: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariannepage/Website - https://mariannepage.com/Books - https://mariannepage.com/books/  Connect with Sophie:       LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken      Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/      X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
031: Inside the Dragon's Den with Matt Jones
04-03-2024
031: Inside the Dragon's Den with Matt Jones
What is it actually like in the Dragon’s Den?  In this episode, I’m joined by Matt Jones, founder and CEO of Rebel Lion Advertising. Matt has cemented his reputation as a trailblazer with multiple prestigious awards and industry recognition, including the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, not once but THREE times! He has also been awarded fellowships by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Royal Society of Arts and become a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2018, Matt founded MESOA skincare, offering premium products that help men look, smell and feel great. In April 2022, Matt appeared on the season finale of Dragon’s Den to pitch for investment. He shared his business journey and vulnerabilities in front of the Dragons, as well as the 3 million+ people who were watching at home.  In our conversation, Matt shares his insights from his experience in the Den. We’ll cover the whole process from application to airing, what goes on behind the scenes, and what being on the show has done for him since the episode aired.  So, let's get stuck in… This podcast is brought to you by Moja.           Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry.      See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/…        Matt’s Pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d5rXyFYx1c Connect with Matt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattjonesceo/   Connect with Sophie:       LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken      Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/      X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
030: Personal Branding Decoded with Ash Jones 
26-02-2024
030: Personal Branding Decoded with Ash Jones
How should we brand ourselves and our businesses?    In this episode, I’m joined by Ash Jones. Ash is the Founder at Great Influence where they work with entrepreneurs to help them tell their story and share their ideas to millions of people on social. He has been leading the strategy, social and content for some of the best in business for the past 10 years, including Steven Bartlett and Gary Neville.    Ash and I discuss our perceptions of the term personal branding, how it differentiates but also interlinks to your company branding, and where the future of ‘personal branding’ is going.    We cover some of the most notable personal branding moves, what is important when thinking about your personal brand, as well as touching on the way algorithms can affect the content we share.   So, let's get stuck in… ...  This podcast is brought to you by Moja.              Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry.        See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/  …          Connect with Ash:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ash-jones-85363975/      Connect with Sophie:          LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken       Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/       X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie
029: Winning Awards with Emma Chandler
19-02-2024
029: Winning Awards with Emma Chandler
Is there a right time to enter awards?    In this episode, I’m talking to Emma Chandler, the award-winning leadership coach, inspirational speaker, and author. Emma is passionate about developing people, creating inclusive working communities, and generally improving the lot of leaders everywhere. Her goal is to increase wellness and wisdom, and she’s always finding new ways to win at work.Emma and I chat about when in your career to enter awards. We talk about the awards Emma has won, and how she’s used those wins to elevate her profile.  We take a deep dive into Emma’s THREE award wins in 3 months. Did winning make Emma and her team hungry for more success? We also talk about the networking opportunities that came as a result of winning and explore how they can elevate the profile of you and your business.  So, stick around and find out more…  This podcast is brought to you by Moja.            Moja is an award-winning modern PR agency working with entrepreneurs and senior executives to get you known in your industry.      See how your profile is currently performing: https://mym-btb.scoreapp.com/ …        Connect with Emma:https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-j-chandler-ctg/    Connect with Sophie:        LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-milliken      Instagram: www.instagram.com/moja_sophie/      X/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moja_Sophie