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By Chris Damianakos
This podcast was started by Chris Damianakos that started a successful premium scavenger hunt business called Cashunt 19yrs ago and continues to grow each and every year in a variety of different cities. Mind you it was a fluke ;) But he will provide you with all the creative knowledge to bring your project forward as to what to do and what to avoid from his own experiences. The only thing he requires is a notebook by your side because he will provide you with some great information as well as provide fantastic feedback to encouraged questions he wants his listeners to provide. Have a listen.
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How to properly use Anchor for your Podcast Channel
Ever want to know how to properly use and grab them let’s talk about it :-)
11:40
January 15, 2019
Cha-Cha-Changes in Creative Business is a GOOD THING ;)
Change might be an uncomfortable thing for many including myself at times. But sometimes we are lightened with how the world is and how we have to adapt it into a creative business. Let’s talk about in this episode and how you should add an additional branch do your creative business tree :)
10:17
January 14, 2019
Cashunt’s Boston Hustle Game Outline (Teambuilding)
Cashunt’s Boston Hustle Game Outline (Teambuilding)
12:52
January 11, 2019
When Personal Criticism Can Turn Into Bullying..My Message To Those That Are Effected By This.
Just recently I heard a story about a young lady that was personally criticize on a business idea that affected me pretty much. Unfortunately this is more common than one is the imagine especially to the young people out there that trying to achieve a business idea. Chris is them can be healthy because it will self educate you a personal criticism at times could be a close cousin to being a bully unfortunately. Let’s talk about it
13:00
January 9, 2019
The Significant difference between being productive and being creative
We’re gonna talk about the difference of people being productive and the other people that creative and the other people that match the two together. Let’s talk but the difference and how significant each one of those rolls are. Also be aware that today’s Facebook live Q&A will be taking place this morning! Come and visit Cashunt on Facebook!!
07:26
January 8, 2019
Approach business partnerships with caution.
Happy Monday everybody! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Let’s get into it… Business partnerships are they worth it or do you proceed with caution. I’m gonna cover this because I think this is important especially if you’re starting out. Let’s talk about it, and thank you for supporting the podcast :-)
18:06
January 7, 2019
Cashunt Birthday Dash Game Overview
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09:37
January 4, 2019
Let’s talk about “Dynamic Pricing”
Wasn’t planning on doing a podcast today but I figured today’s episode would be very important. I just received an email asking me the question of what is dynamic pricing and if it’s suitable for themselves? The truth is a lot of people do not know what dynamic pricing is and I’m here to shed some light on it and see if it is a good idea for your business. Let’s talk about it.
07:45
January 4, 2019
Cashunt Sweet 16 Race Game Overview
Cashunt Sweet 16 Race Game Overview
09:13
January 3, 2019
Another Facebook Live Q&A planned for Next Week!
A couple of weeks ago we announced another Facebook Live Q&A in Jan and asked for questions..which we received quite a bit..thanks! It means a lot. With that said since our last Q&A was successful but lengthy due to the questions we picked 3 that we thought that were important. With that said on Jan 8 at 12noon est we will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A. It should be no more than 45 min to an hour in length. Feel free and join us! You can log onto www.facebook.com/cashunts see you then!!
04:20
January 3, 2019
Cashunt Boston Mad Dash Game Overview
Head Game Coordinator Chris Damianakos provides an in-depth game description of Cashunt's widely popular Boston game experience called Cashunt's Boston Mad Dash! They have provided this fun, funny and competitive Boston Scavenger Hunt Game Experience for the past 19 Seasons! Enjoy! For more info and booking information go to www.cashunt.com
08:58
January 2, 2019
Cashunt Bridal Dash Game Description
Head Game Coordinator Chris Damianakos provides an in-depth game description of Cashunts widely popular bachelorette party game experience called Bridal Dash! They have provided this fun, funny and competitive customized Bridal Game Experience for the past 19 Seasons and can be played in many US cities. Enjoy! For more info and booking information go to www.cashunt.com
09:21
January 1, 2019
A Thank You For Playing Season 18 Of Cashunt!
A very special thank you from Cashunt Game Producer Chris Damianakos. Happy New Year!
02:35
December 31, 2018
Black Mirror Bandersnatch Choose Your Own Adventure Movie Review
Had to get this in prior to the new year because I find this particular movie extremely fascinating. You need to check out black mirror bander snatch on Netflix it is revolutionary and if you love choose your own adventure books you need to watch this movie and have a bunch of fun watching it. Give the podcast a listen :)
10:48
December 30, 2018
Keeping your New Year’s resolutions internal :-)
Happy new year! As we do every year we create new resolutions as what we are going to do to change our lives. That’s all good in the end but I would recommend Keeping those resolutions internal as opposed to external. Give it a listen and happy new year again
11:24
December 29, 2018
Business Idea Thursday: Carefully becoming a professional speaker
One of the coolest industries today is becoming a professional speaker. As cool as it can be there is a lot of grunt work before hitting the stage and speaking to a few hundred people. Let’s talk about it.
15:37
December 20, 2018
Creative Profiles: When to Start & Stop listening to Gary Vaynerchuck
Gary Vaynerchuck is probably one of the top influencers on the planet. However he should be an individual that you start listening, consume the content and stop listening. Let’s talk about it :)
13:29
December 19, 2018
Creatively Speaking Bonus Track : Creative Business Expansion
I’m throwing in a bonus track for today because I find it to be very important, especially if you’re looking to expand your business. You need to be creative and patient because I have expanded my current business and let me give you some tips to expand yours:)
11:18
December 18, 2018
Flipping Tuesdays: Mugs
Yes you heard me correctly… Mugs. You would not assume that there’s a market for coffee mugs out there but there is. Here on flipping Tuesday I am going to explain to you how this under the radar collectible is a hot commodity I want to do your research correctly.
06:22
December 18, 2018
Entrepreneurial Buyer Beware Monday: Review Sites
Hey guys hope you had a fantastic weekend! On today’s entrepreneurial buyer beware we are going to talk about review sites and how as a business you should be educating yourself on how to properly use them.
05:21
December 17, 2018
Cool Person Friday: Sir Richard Branson
What can I say about sir Richard Branson that has not been said. The man is an amazing business leader and philanthropist that you need to study. He’s pretty darn cool as well man say :-) to take a note books out and let me tell you a little bit about the man that I most admire in business and that is sir Richard Branson.
09:13
December 14, 2018
Creative business ideas Thursdays: Cafe Press
Thursdays are going to be devoted in regards to creative business ideas. We are going to Spotlight reputable business ideas that we think would be a great addition to your current create a business or a great kick off to your upcoming entrepreneurial business strategy. Today we are going to Spotlight café press which we believe is a great reputable company that’s been around for a long time and is very easy to start up. Give it a listen and thank you for supporting the podcast :-)
10:02
December 13, 2018
Creative Profile Wednesday: Jason Blum
Welcome to creatively speaking’s Creative Profile Wednesday! Where today we are going to spotlight Jason Blum of the highly successful Blumhouse Pictures. I have been studying him for the past 3 years and find him creatively fascinating. I think his practice is inspiring and can also inspire you in your creative endeavors.
07:41
December 12, 2018
Flipping Tuesdays: Comic Books
In our first episode of Creatively Speaking’s Flipping Tuesdays we talk about the proper way to flipping comic books. Enjoy!
19:53
December 11, 2018
Entrepreneurial Buyer Beware Mondays: Pyramid Business
Hey guys! So what we are going to start doing this week is creating a week of categories each and every week when we talk about the most popular subject from our past episodes and make them into steady weekly episodes. With that said we’re gonna kick it off with Mondays that will be called entrepreneurial buyer beware is able to kick it off with peer amid scheme’s. This way it makes you the listener be very aware of what is out there and how to avoid certain types of schemes that a lot of people unfortunately fall into.So give it a listen and have your notebooks ready I’m gonna throw you a bunch of info :-)
11:42
December 10, 2018
Old school notes always resurrect great ideas from the dead :-)
I preach from episode to episode to always have a notebook by your side, because you never know what great idea you’ll come up with at that moment. So you always want to document your thoughts. Devices are always great to document but I would never suggest it because it can easily be lost. Let’s talk about the old-school way of creating your own personal idea library, To resurrect those old great ideas and bring them into the now :)
05:11
December 10, 2018
Study your heroes and mold yourself :-)
We all have heroes they could be personal, athletic, cinematic, etc. These heroes of ours she not only be admired that we should learn from them. So take a moment and let me give you my thoughts on molding yourself based on your heroes :-)
06:55
December 9, 2018
Creative Mentorship Towards Young Creatives
Creative Mentorship Towards Young Creatives is essential when it comes expanding the creative community. It’s important to supply your knowledge to youth creatives to expand there minds and to guide them to the right avenue. Give it a listen and let me know your thoughts :)
06:37
December 7, 2018
Avengers 4 Trailer Reaction Spoiler Review!! Just Dropped!!!
Very simple this is my reaction to the brand new avengers 4 trailer that just dropped an hour ago! Spoiler review!
08:02
December 7, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody A Must for Any Queen / Freddie Mercury Fan
My quick movie review of bohemian Rhapsody
04:43
December 6, 2018
Stop Being The “Idea Person” & Become The “Idea”
Some of us might know of someone that is an idea person and provides some amazing ideas to one work/business. That is great but I’m telling you let them be aware of their talent and have them ride on their ideas..and help them with it to succeed :) it’s a good thing ;)
05:07
December 4, 2018
The 4 Walls Of Inspiration
When it comes creative individuals we need 4 Walls to capsulate our creative ideas to go to that next step. Here I talk about where not to go and where you can go to make it your “spot”. Enjoy!
06:22
December 3, 2018
“I Never Heard Of You Before” Is Never An Insult Rather It’s A Compliment :)
You might hear that with the unique business you offer to the public. However many business owners find that as an insult...I’m here to tell you it’s a compliment :)
06:34
December 2, 2018
Implement the element of surprise in your product :-)
There’s nothing better than getting a surprise better yet a surprise that you are producing for your clients. It will be something that caught them offguard and will be appreciated as you move forward. So if you don’t mind them to take them a moment of your time and let’s talk about it😊
13:11
November 30, 2018
Abstract is Netflix Doc Series That Creative Business People Should Be Watching.
Abstract is on Netflix and I can’t recommend more highly that if you are in any form of creative business you must watch this doc series. Listen to the episode and I’ll explain why please have your notebook ready :-)
06:33
November 30, 2018
New Cashunt Game Announcement plus dabbling in Augmented Reality?
Good morning everybody!Today’s episode is more on the line of a Cashunt Announcement. We have a new game that is in the Chicago area that starts today that we want tell you about. Also I’m gonna talk about the possibilities of dabbling in augmented reality and meshing that with our game. So a lot of cool stuff as we head into our 19th season. Things are getting interesting ;)
13:26
November 27, 2018
Both Sides To A Flip aka Do Your Homework and Win!
A continuation to a previous episode when we talked about how to properly flip items from Garage/Yard Sales, etc and to how to profit logically. However in this episode I’m talking about both sides to a flip so that way the buyer and most importantly the seller are not making a huge mistake. Take a moment and let’s talk about it :)
11:50
November 24, 2018
A Small Holiday Gift To A Loved One That Could Become A Game Changer
Sometimes we all have to understand during this holiday season, it’s all about giving than receiving. I’m sure you’ve heard that over and over and over again especially during the holidays. However I want to talk about that small gift you can give someone (friend or family member) that could make them aware of the potential you see in them and enlighten them to their next step. Enjoy the episode :)
08:20
November 23, 2018
Eventually drop the Self Help book(s) and pick up an alternative
Self-help books have always been fantastic but they are not the be-all end-all of your life. Though I do encourage that you read one or two, the next step would be reading something that is more relevant in today’s world when it comes to your next endeavor or help you with your current business idea. Give the podcast to listen to him please support this podcast as we continue to enjoy providing these podcasts to you :) as always have a notebook handy ;)
06:51
November 15, 2018
Creating Professional “Split Personalities “ when it comes to promoting on Social Media
I have always thought that by creating different “professional personalities “ is key when it comes to promoting you business or work in social media. As social media platforms differ for different demographics so should you be on those platforms as well.. let’s talk about it.
10:31
November 14, 2018
Remembering Stan Lee
Stan Lee was a very influential creative individual to many people for several generations and continues to do so. Stan Lee sadly passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 95. Here we talk about the influence that Stan Lee gave to the creative community as well as to the world in a whole. Thank you Stan Lee! Excelsior!!
10:07
November 13, 2018
The Importance of Review Sites For Your Business
Chris talks about how 'review sites' have changed the game considerably in how a business suceeds or fails. Chris talks about they should be taken very seriously and how sites like Tripadvisor, Yelp, Google reviews, Open Table, etc play a major role in your future. Chris Damianakos is the head coordinator to one of the most successful scavenger hunt companies is the United States in the past 19 years. What was considered a "fluke" translated to roughly 350 games and growing a year and in 6 different major markets.
11:09
November 8, 2018
Freebies
Chris talks about how giving out something for free is a fantastic gesture to a new or current business. With that one gesture can cause small ripples that will transform into large ones. Chris Damianakos is the head coordinator to one of the most successfull scavenger hunt companies is the United States in the past 17 years. What was considered a "fluke" translanted to roughly 350 games and growing a year and in 6 different major markets You can find more about Chris's Cashunt Game Business www.cashunt.com facebook.com/cashunts twitter.com/cashunt instagram.com/cashunt
10:50
November 8, 2018
George Lucas: A Life an Audible Book Review!
If you are a fan on Cinema and a big fan of Star Wars and it’s creator George Lucas...this book is it! It’s a fantastic Audible autobiographical book that will divulge you into the creative mind of the strange young man that became a cultural icon. Here is my book review on this very interesting book :) as always please support this podcast. Enjoy!
08:07
November 6, 2018
How To Dropship Your Products Correctly
If you are planning to create an online business selling products there is no better way than Dropshiping. Keep in mind there is a specific way to implement this process..because done wrong you will get hurt financially. So give it a listen and take out that notebook..and start jotting down. It will be worth it ;) please support our channel so we can bring it to the next level, just by clicking the link. Thanks!
22:44
November 6, 2018
Starting Your “UnRealistic” Occupation
Today the creative industry is stronger than ever and people are creating some amazing successful stuff! But many of these occupations are considered “unrealistic”. The truth is they are indeed very realistic and they are turning the public’s head around, and challenging the in box critics. The success of your Unrealistic Occupation is on deck...go for it! Thanks for listening and please support the show, so we can widen our audience :) please click the link on this episode for more info! Thanks and Enjoy!
13:21
November 5, 2018
Stop Telling What U R Going To Do & Not Executing. Word To The Wise ;)
In this episode we talk about my biggest pet peeve... when people keep talking about what they are going to do and never deliver. Don’t be that person because like it or not you become white noise to your friends, family, and coworkers. Give us a listen and please help support this podcast by hitting the link to this episode. Enjoy!
10:32
November 5, 2018
Parents...never “poo poo” on your kids ideas.
As parents we always want the best for our kids..but the truth is our kids know much more than us. With that said ALWAYS listen to your kids ideas, and NEVER shy away from them. Traditional jobs are always great, however in today’s world there are things our kids can achieve that are much greater.
17:41
October 30, 2018
Our New Game Location In Wynwood Miami!
Hey guys! We are soooo excited to announce our newest game location in the Wynwood area of South Beach in Miami. Here we talk briefly on what to expect in your game experience in this amazing area!
06:54
October 30, 2018
Taking a Hiatus is Healthy and is Needed
Hiatus..Hookie..A Break..there are so many words that define how essential it is to stop and recharge your mind and body. Not to mention to enjoy the gift of your surroundings no matter good or bad and appreciate those around you. We all need to take a hiatus from time to time no matter if it’s 2hrs, 2days or 2 weeks.. It’s the key to being healthy mentally and physically. It took sometime for me to realize it, but glad I did and I am here to give you the tips that were given to me. Enjoy!
11:36
October 25, 2018
Giving back isn’t always about donating money
The misconception of giving back can be defined several ways (money, services,etc) but there are many ways to give back that do not involve money to the ill and to the healthy..it’s just making someone’s day
07:06
October 19, 2018
Halloween 2018 Non Spoiler Review..Go See it!
The long awaited sequel to the 1978 horror classic Halloween has finally arrived! Does it live up to the hype..hmm let me tell you my non spoiler view on it ;)
09:16
October 19, 2018
The Sexiest Thing About Creative Business Is Staying Independent
Creative business we strive to take our art in whatever form of creative business that we happen to be in hoping that a production company or an agency will take it to bring it to the next level. I can tell you personally and professionally that should not be your goal, you can actually become that next level without that additional help. Let me tell you how to do it
02:49
October 18, 2018
Follow Gary Vaynerchuck Temporarily It’s Only To Ur Benefit
Gary Vaynerchuck is an incredible Entrepreneur and influencer. This guy has a phenomenal back story and current story and you all should study him.. but only Temporarily. After you get your fill on Gary and consumed his content..you should head to your next step.
06:35
October 12, 2018
Are Escape Rooms A Profitable Biz? Yes if done right ;)
Escape Rooms have been something that has been around for the past several years, and have been very successful . Now is it something of interest for you to start as a business...sure but you have to take the right business creative baby steps. When done right..get ready for the traffic to flow. If you rush it..you will be transparent and will fail.
20:44
October 12, 2018
Keep your Biz & Personal Life Separate
Let’s be real having a business and a personal relationship can be difficult for many, especially if it’s home based and you live together. So what I am going to recommend is how to have the perfect balance and how to avoid any kind of conflict. Enjoy :)
17:32
October 12, 2018
So You Want To Be A Public Speaker
We talk about the easy way of getting your self started as a public speaker.
09:57
October 10, 2018
If Your Not In Love With Ur Biz..I’m Sorry Drop It.
Starting a new business is always a very exciting and inspiring change of life. But I do stress that you’ve got to love what it is that you’re doing . if you don’t love it… Stop what you’re doing and rethink it. What you should be concentrating on is a business that you’re going to simply love and be completely passionate about. Give me a listen and feel free to comment.
18:02
October 8, 2018
Be Wise On How To Advertise On Facebook at Scale
Talking about how to use Facebook at Scale before it’s too late. My 2 cents on how to be wise on how to properly use it.
13:36
October 7, 2018
My Review Of Venom & A Star Is Born
Doing a bit of a movie review onto films I saw yesterday which were venom and a star is born. One was good the other was amazing! If you are a marvel fan boy or fan girl venom might not be your cup of tea, however it is enjoyable. And for star is born that was veryGood movie. Give it a listen and I’ll explain why before you go out and see them :-)
14:19
October 6, 2018
Be Smart On The Creativity Of Your New YouTube Channel
In this episode I talk about being smart before you create your YouTube channel. Take the right approach on using the correct tools in how you distribute your channel and don’t be afraid of your content..people are watching more than you think. YouTube in my eyes has replaced Google in order to find information and general how to content as well. Give it a listen.
47:16
October 5, 2018
We will be providing a teambuilding alternative
We are making a quick announcement that we will be offering an alternative custom Teambuilding game outside our core Cashunt cities.
07:45
September 28, 2018
Comic Book Flipping for a Profit (Be Wise)
Here we talk about the Art of Comic Book Flipping. Now that comic books remain to be in the main stream with block buster movies. The hobby / industry has become very attractive. However you must be wise when it comes to approaching this hobby/side hustle
36:46
September 24, 2018
How To Create Your Own Game As A Business!
It’s no secret that for the past 18 Seasons I have been producing premiere Scavenger Hunts from a wide variety of clients from the casual to the corporate and everything in between. In this episode I talk about on how to produce your own game business in what ever field you choose. It will take imagination, commitment, sacrifice and touching base to your kid side:) Give it a listen and Enjoy!
08:12
September 4, 2018
Scams: Film Industry \ House Flipping Seminars buyer beware
Have you ever watched late night television and see that there was a local house flipping seminar being conducted at a nearby hotel? Or have you been in your car and heard that there are casting agents from Los Angeles coming into your town looking for young kids to be in the next marvel movie or Nickelodeon show? I’m sure you have… Well I’m here to tell you to do your research and beware.. because the amount of money that people throw at these people is mesmerizing as well as Disgusting. Give it a listen and please spread the word on this topic.
17:54
September 3, 2018
Learning something from Jason Blum and his business approach
Always admire interesting individuals and Movie Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Pictures is no exception. His style of business and cinema is probably the most interesting forms of moviemaking today. From smash it’s like paranormal activity to get out and many in between, his approach to business in a creative sense can be harnessed into your own. As I always say it is very healthy to study people that are not associated with your industry. The reason for that is it’s a fresh take on business, so have your notebook handy :-) give the podcast listen and learn a little bit about Jason Blum.
11:27
September 3, 2018
Become someone’s “Miagi”
Yes I am making reference to the 1984 Smash Hit “ The Karate Kid” but this episode has nothing to do with that movie. What it does have something to do with is the correct way to become a mentor to a friend, coworker, family member, or acquaintance. But the correct way not the greedy way. I have been a mentor to a few in the past and have not asked for a time.. but this art of giving is the best reward of them all!
08:18
August 25, 2018
How to approach a careless mistake in your business
In this episode we clearly talk about how to acknowledge a careless mistake that you might have made in your business towards a client. We talk about how to approach it The correct way :-)
05:50
July 3, 2018
The object of business is not the quick book :-)
What we’re talking about is concentrating on patience when it comes to business. A lot of people want to make a quick buck and call themselves entrepreneurs, it could work for some but the object of the game is the macro. The macro tends to be the most rewarding as well as long-standing :-)
05:06
July 3, 2018
Don’t wait for your heroes to pass, in order to enjoy them.
We talked briefly about the recent passing of some creative individuals that we’ve recently lost and how we consume as much content as we can after their passing. What we are talking about here in this podcast is to enjoy them while they’re living to consume their lessons :-)
06:07
June 27, 2018
The Mashing 2 Ideas and creating something Unique
What happens when two different ideas collide into one? At times Magic..and it might create a new industry in the same time. Be creative an courageous
05:20
May 29, 2018
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May 24, 2018
Keeping Social & Biz Separate
In this podcast I simply talk about how to keep your personal and your business completely separate on social media. People that do not take that approach result in consequences that speak volumes. So I share my two cents on how to cure this bad habit, that a lot of people constantly do. Give it a listen :-)
04:02
February 6, 2018
Influencer incorrectly used
In today’s world especially in social media, how people describe themselves as either public figures or influencers is actually this evening. In this brief podcast, I will talk about how those self descriptions are actually tarnishing those words. If you are and you can back it up, fine. If you are not a public figure or an influencer you got to stop pretending,Until you actually become one. Give it a listen, and thank you!
04:18
February 6, 2018
Useless Motivational quotes
You might see it from time to time the occasional motivational quote on social media. With that said, that’s all fine and dandy but the truth is they are ineffective. So I’m gonna just give you my two cents on how to avoid that practice and how many people are actually not seeing that post. Enjoy
03:51
February 6, 2018
approached by TV producers
Here we talk about being approached by Reality Tv Producers. We had been approached by TV producers recently by very reputable Production Companies. However, we are going to tell you what to watch out for if you are ever approached to be knowledgeable about the process. Enjoy!
04:59
February 5, 2018
Pop Culture Inspiration
I was asked a question as to what inspires us to create our games. I found that question to be brilliant, because there is no clear answer. Everyone draws from inspiration from a variety of different streams, yours is different then ours. With that said I would be more than happy to provide how we have been inspired to create our game materials and products based on pop-culture, and continue to reinvent ourselves each and every year. Feel free take a listen and please comment if you have any questions, enjoy!
04:59
February 3, 2018
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February 3, 2018
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February 3, 2018
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