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Manu (Swish) Goswami is the co-founder and CEO of Trufan, talks about social media presence, entrepreneurship and dig deeper into how he grew his personal brand from being just another 8-year old kid in Singapore to becoming a LinkedIn influencer.

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Who is Swish Goswami?

Swish (Manu) Goswami is a 21-year-old serial entrepreneur, three-time TEDx speaker (signed with Speakers’ Spotlight and The AAT Project), LinkedIn Youth Editor (70K+ followers). He’s also a UN Youth Ambassador.

After successfully building Technotronics and working at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital (started by NBA player Trevor Booker), Swish is now the founder and CEO of Trufan, a tech-driven media company building technology to help influencers, brands and agencies discover and reward their top fans.

Trufan is backed by several NBA players, media executives, and Canadian venture capitalists. Swish has previously acted as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies like Google, Western Union, and American Express. He also sits on various boards including at Dunk (media network of 10M followers hyper-focused on basketball) and the League of Innovators (Canadian charity started by Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite).

Swish has been published in over one hundred national and international publications and has notably been inducted into Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20, recognized as Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and won the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.

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Why Should You Listen to Swish Goswami?

There are plenty of reasons why you should listen to Swish Goswami. Let me give the top 3:

  1. He’s started 7 companies, grown his personal brand as a LinkedIn influencer.
  2. He shares actionable strategies to help you grow your LinkedIn influence.
  3. Swish talks about the challenges present-day college students have, and how he’s overcome them.
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What You’ll Learn from this Interview?

Swish talks about a lot of things in this interview. Here are specific things you’ll learn:

  1. Challenges with the school system (he quotes his experience in Singapore)
  2. How debating at an early age helped him overcome his lisp, and made him spontaneous.
  3. What he learned from starting 7 companies in 3 years.
  4. How he networked with people like Mark Cuban, Gary Vaynerchuk to become a LinkedIn influencer.
  5. He tells us how his family had a big impact on the way he thinks and who he is (and how we can too).
  6. Why topics like mental health, entrepreneurship, and social media are areas he focuses on.
  7. How ‘who he hung out with’ mattered a lot to him.
  8. How to protect yourself from the negative influence of social media.
  9. He shares 5 actionable strategies to help you grow your LinkedIn influence.

and so much more!

How Can You Listen?

Swish’s interview is available in audio.

Direct Link to Audio

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Swish Meeting Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Get In Touch with Swish Goswami?

LinkedIn: @swishgoswami

Instagram: @goswish

Website: manugoswami.com

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