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Candid Conversations with Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite

Candid Conversations with Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite

By Charles Hsuan
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#58 Candid Conversations: Lebo Molefe – Effective execution beats a good idea every time
Lebo Molefe is the founder of The Biz Plug. His aim is to help entrepreneurs operating in, especially, in South Africa’s rural communities to thrive. In this episode, Charles chats to Lebo about his move out of poverty and the important role books played in this journey. Lebo wanted to be a lawyer but circumstances lead him down another path. Instead, after school, Lebo found himself in hairdressing and then construction. Lebo founded The Hookup Dinner (THUD). Then came The People’s Fund. Thanks to his journey, Lebo knows first-hand the hard work it takes to become successful. He also appreciates the unique hurdles faced by South African entrepreneurs. This helps him to provide tailored solutions. KEY POINTS In South Africa, the vast majority of those who start businesses do so out of the fundamental need to make a living. Understanding this reality should change the way we support small businesses Both manual labour and informal trade can be exceptionally lucrative. But, they're often looked down upon because they're less glamorous forms of profession Copy-pasting solutions from other countries cannot and do not help South African entrepreneurs RESOURCES Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail – Ray Dalio Friday Forward: Second Chances and Confirmation Bias – Robert Glazer ABOUT YOUR HOST, CHARLES HSUAN I know the pressure you are under. I understand your problems, what’s causing them, and exactly what you need to do to solve them... Born with ADHD and not fitting the mould, I understand if you are an entrepreneur not looking to fit in with the rest of the market. Since 2004, I’ve exceeded sales targets and generated millions of rands in sales for companies. 90% of my clients have experienced sales growth from my training and coaching. If you are Smart, Hungry and Humble. We will get along great!
37:50
August 16, 2022
#57 Candid Conversations: Fred Roed-Selling is an attribute of life. You might not like it, but we all need to do it!
This week’s episode serves up a tasty treat as Charles chats to Fred Roed from Heavy Chef. But before you go thinking this instalment will be all about food, think again. As the saying goes, “Never trust a skinny chef”. This is why Heavy Chef is in the business of equipping entrepreneurs through ‘bite-sized’ education that helps them become heavy hitters in their field. Think of it as ‘Recipes for entrepreneurs’. Heavy Chef is a learning platform for entrepreneurs. Fred shares his journey from aspiring young cartoonist to co-founder of a successful digital marketing agency. It was while building the agency that Fred learnt the importance of entrepreneurs believing in and using their own products. He used these lessons to create Heavy Chef, with the aim to build up South Africa’s entrepreneurs. From Ferraris to statistics to inspiring stories, there are a lot of practical insights in this episode. KEY POINTS Selling is an attribute of life – you might not like it, but we all need to do it You can be a 'heavy chef' in your field without being an expert Entrepreneurship is fraught with micro and macro challenges – the key is how you navigate them RESOURCES To Sell is Human – Daniel H. Pink The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa – Fred Roed https://www.heavychef.com/recipes ABOUT YOUR HOST, CHARLES HSUAN I know the pressure you are under. I understand your problems, what’s causing them, and exactly what you need to do to solve them... Born with ADHD and not fitting the mould, I understand if you are an entrepreneur not looking to fit in with the rest of the market. Since 2004, I’ve exceeded sales targets and generated millions of rands in sales for companies. 90% of my clients have experienced sales growth from my training and coaching. If you are Smart, Hungry and Humble. We will get along great!
40:35
July 26, 2022
#56 Candid Conversations: Kimberly Taylor – Finding a client is more important than landing an investor
In this episode, Charles Hsuan chats to Kimberly Taylor, the CEO and founder of Loop. At 28, Kimberly also happens to be the youngest female entrepreneur to ever be interviewed on Candid Conversations. The two talk about Kimberly's childhood love of maths and current love of podcasts. Kimberly also shares how her desire for financial freedom influenced her career choice. And, she chats about the importance of hard work and how her mom is her inspiration. Kimberly shares how she never specifically dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur. Rather, a third-year university assignment set her course. It was when Kimberly couldn't get the possible real-world value of an algorithm she'd written for an assignment out of her head that Loop was born. Five years on, Loop now offers real-world solutions to clients operating in logistics and deliveries. KEY POINTS Hard work and tenacity are key for successful enterprises Investors are more likely to commit when they see there’s a demand for your product – spend more time on establishing your client base than chasing investors Visibility, performance, and logic are key factors for successful logistics operations RESOURCES MENTIONED The Diary of a CEO – Steven Bartlett The Tim Ferriss Show – Tim Ferriss The Aubrey Marcus Podcast – Aubrey Marcus Push Past Impossible – Ryan Stamrood ABOUT YOUR HOST, CHARLES HSUAN I know the pressure you are under. I understand your problems, what’s causing them, and exactly what you need to do to solve them... Born with ADHD and not fitting the mould, I understand if you are an entrepreneur not looking to fit in with the rest of the market.  Since 2004, I’ve exceeded sales targets and generated millions of rands in sales for companies.  90% of my clients have experienced sales growth from my training and coaching. If you are Smart, Hungry and Humble. We will get along great!
31:51
June 30, 2022
#55: Candid Conversations: Tim Ferguson – Effective communication starts with shrinking ambition
Tim Ferguson is a Canadian living in Switzerland. He also happens to be the co-CEO of Audience Communication and Events. When he was younger, Tim wanted to be an actor. But, he instead found himself in academia. And, eventually, he ended up in corporate communications. As head of Audience for the past 17 years, Tim has built a love for helping teams communicate better. He functions as a speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach. Tim loves helping corporates navigate complex situations where communication is key for success. In this episode, Tim chats to Charles about the importance of clarity and limiting communication ambition to a few key points. This helps people remember, learn, and communicate well. Tim and Charles also chat about the importance of meeting an audience where they’re at. How? By appealing to their heads, hearts, and hands. KEY POINTS Facilitators need to be flexible and adapt to client needs Hone presentations down to promote understanding Promote active engagement in content early on. Don’t bombard audiences with information from the start, but rather help them engage with concepts The best way to learn new information is through the process of reflection, generalisation, and application RESOURCES MENTIONED Growth Mindset – Carol Dweck Radical Candor – Kim Scott The Fearless Organisation – Amy Edmondson ABOUT YOUR HOST, CHARLES HSUAN I know the pressure you are under. I understand your problems, what’s causing them, and exactly what you need to do to solve them... Born with ADHD and not fitting the mold, I understand if you are an entrepreneur not looking to fit in with the rest of the market. Since 2004, I’ve exceeded sales targets and generated millions of rands in sales for companies. 90% of my clients have experienced sales growth from my training and coaching. If you are smart, hungry and humble. We will get along great! 
39:29
June 06, 2022
#54: Candid Conversations: The ONE thing small businesses are NOT paying enough attention to— but should be
There is a VERY good chance that you, your friends and your family are employed by an SME, that is because they employ between 50 % to 60% of South Africa’s workforce, according to the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). So HOW and WHAT are SMEs doing to stay afloat, what have they been doing to not only survive but grow? What is their approach to sales? In this episode, Candid Conversation’s very own Charles Hsuan is in the hot seat this week! He’s interviewed by the previous Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneur Media, Nadine von Moltke-Todd. Charles interviewed 10 entrepreneurs about their journeys to growth. You can check out the series in the coming weeks.  In this episode, they focused on these 5 interviewees:  Warrick Kerns, CEO of The Insaka eCommerce Academy Ines Rosef-Ingram, founder of Pine 3 Marketing  Leanne Hughes, leadership coach and facilitator Genevieve Nel, Norma and co  Amy Stockwell, BrightSparkz Tutors One of the main things Charles focused on during his 'Listening Tour' was the importance of sales. But, none of his interviewees actually call what they do ‘selling’. Some 'hold conversations'. Others build avenues for passive income. Regardless of their strategy, every entrepreneur sells. And every successful entrepreneur directly addresses clients' pain points. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
35:34
April 01, 2022
#53: Candid Conversations: Joeri Schilders – Ideas are not enough, you need a way forward
'We are a bit like Tabasco. A little bit of us, in the right places, makes an intense difference in the outcome of a project.' Joerie Schilders. Joeri is the owner and founder of The Magic Sauce. The company offers clients creative solutions to business problems. But, Joeri's approach is not simply around ‘design thinking, it’s about practical application and forward motion. To start, Joerie details his formative years growing up in the Netherlands. He had parents who taught him the value of blending creativity with practicality. These insights impacted his later career path. He also chats about his dream of becoming a rock star. But, ultimately, he ended up spending 15 years in China and Hong Kong. Here, he worked for different training and innovation consulting companies. Joeri's now taken what he's learnt to help other businesses grow. His company does this by addressing business problems through the process of 'creating', 'building', and 'sharing'. This episode is full of fun and valuable information. There are also tips on finding ideal clients and 'breaking up with those who are less than ideal. You can contact Joeri Schilders at The magic sauce.com About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
30:54
March 15, 2022
#52: Candid Conversations: How to become a successful Solopreneur, my first 1’000 days-Leanne Hughes
Anywhere between 60% and 80% of new businesses fail in their first 3 years of operation. In this episode, Charles Hsuan chats to Leanne Hughes about successfully navigating her own business's first 1000 Days. Leanne shares how she took an entire year to prepare before leaving her corporate job. Top tip: establishing contacts and income streams is as important as building up savings before taking the leap. She reminds us that knowing that people want what you’re offering is a great motivator to both start and keep going. From brand establishment in Year 1 to pivoting due to Covid in Year 2, there’s a lot to learn from Leanne’s journey. And Leanne's shifting again in Year 3. Her podcast might be ending, but that just means she can now focus more on being an author and spending time on strategy work. The key takeaway? Continue evolving and finding your niche! The two also discuss how to define success and what it means to rework your business's future. Leanne further chats a bit about her upcoming joint Beyond Bureaucracy workshops running in April and June 2022. If you’re looking for inspiration for navigating your own 1000 Days, this episode’s for you. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
26:07
February 16, 2022
#51: Candid Conversations: Petra Zink – Building relationships are vital for your success!
Austrian native, Petra Zink is the owner and founder of Impaccct. Her company helps professionals move from experts to trusted authorities in their field. How? By following the 3 Cs in her company’s name – Clarity, Communicate, Commercialise. Included in this episode, Petra chats to Charles about her colourful professional trajectory. She notes how she achieved her childhood dream of living on the other side of the world. And she highlights the importance of having diverse income streams. Petra also details one of her biggest mistakes. Her 'lone wolf' mentality early in her career damaged her chances of progress. But, she learnt her lesson, and now advocates for relationship-building. Charles talks more to Petra about trust and relationships. They note the value of both when starting a company. They also discuss the pros and cons of in-person versus digital interactions. And Petra gives advice on how to establish good relationships in an increasingly online-first world. Podcasts also make an appearance. Petra's played host to several herself, and she shares some of the lessons she's learnt along the way. Petra also gives recommendations on a few of her personal favourites. With so much to chew on, it's best to get listening! About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
34:11
December 08, 2021
#50: Candid Conversations: Leanne Hughes – Content curation is key, be intentional!
Meet Leanne Hughes – the first Australian interviewed on the show! Leanne is a facilitator, trainer, and writer. She also hosts the illuminating First Time Facilitator podcast. But Leanne’s main gig is helping companies create ‘rave-worthy' workshops. Charles chats to Leanne about her childhood. She relays how her natural penchant for planning awesome birthday parties as a kid blossomed into a fully-fledged business. Leanne also shares how her mixed upbringing taught her the value of time. She translates this to what she offers her clients in respect to having an intentional plan and design to make workshops 'pop'. As an avid reader, Leanne appreciates good content. More so, she believes that good content should be packaged in a way that is meaningful. Leanne also shares her journey from a corporate employee to an entrepreneur. She is a firm believer in dreaming big, embracing serendipitous moments, and taking chances. This episode is full of book references, sprinkled with mention of Leanne’s sporting background. So, tune in to learn more about the Three C’s and the importance of focussing on results rather than methodology. And along with all the informative tidbits, you'll be treated to Leanne’s zest for life. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
35:28
November 09, 2021
#49: Pertunia Sibanyoni : Education and integrity are my keys to success!
Pertunia Sibanyoni is the CEO of Inspectacar. She has also been recently appointed chairperson of FASA. Not only that, but Pertunia runs the AkhuPeliza Foundation and is mom to a lively 10-year-old. In this episode, Charles chats to Pertunia about becoming CEO before turning 40. They also touch on what it’s like as a woman working in the automotive industry. Pertunia shares how her post-Apartheid school experience taught her the value of diversity. And, how becoming the first in her family to graduate university led to a successful decade-long career at Shell. The importance of education in Pertunia's life is clear – she loves to learn and grow. It was this desire that ultimately led to her leaving Shell with no plan before undertaking her journey towards becoming a CEO. Also in this episode, Pertunia highlights the lessons on integrity that her parents taught her. And, she shares the special role her father played in encouraging her towards success. Giving back is also important to Pertunia. She looks to encourage young people to never give up on themselves. So, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, this episode is one not to be missed. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
28:23
October 25, 2021
#48: Warren Ingram – Anyone can exert control over their money (Global investing made easy)
It’s Warren Ingram’s second appearance on Candid Conversations! This time around, he chats to Charles about his new book – Global Investing Made Easy. This episode is a must for anyone interested in learning more about investment. You'll get a clear definition of 'financial freedom'. And Warren discusses how anyone can take control of their money – it’s never too late to start! He also touches on the best percentage of your gross income that should go into saving for the future. Charles and Warren further mull over the problematic trap of credit card debt. Also in this episode, Warren details the concept of a good asset mix. And explains why removing currency fluctuation on your capital is so important. From the 4% rule to the different ways of investing money overseas, this episode is jam-packed with valuable information. One key takeaway: Warren clarifies the importance of knowing your money’s domicile. He also explains why investing the majority of your money locally is necessary if you’re planning on living and retiring in South Africa. The episode is a great foretaste of what you can expect from Global Investing Made Easy. You can buy Warren's new book at any good book distributor. All proceeds go to Warren’s Serendipity trust. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
36:27
October 19, 2021
#47: Candid Conversations: Ines Rosef-Ingram – Build something great with your small business
In this week’s episode, Charles chats to Ines Rosef-Ingram, CEO of Pine3 Marketing, a digital marketing company located in Cape Town. Ines has come a long way, both literally and metaphorically, in starting up Pine3. Having first moved to South Africa from Norway as a student, Ines fell in love with the country. Upon her second trip, she also fell in love with her now-husband and chose to call South Africa home for good. Ines did not always work in marketing. In fact, she studied in the sciences and did her Master’s in education. She then worked in finance, customer services, and logistics before taking the leap in 2019 to start Pine3. Ines chats to Charles about how all these different facets helped her build a successful business. Also in this episode, the two discuss books and the valuable role Ines's family plays in her entrepreneurial endeavours. Ines also shares the joys of assisting smaller-sized SMEs.  She has a real passion for helping small companies grow through digital marketing. No budgetary or other resource limits are too difficult for her and her team to overcome. This episode is choc-full of creativity, learning from mistakes, and…carpentry? Definitely one to enjoy! About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
28:51
October 05, 2021
#46: Candid Conversations: Stacy Hart – Moments happen, embrace your circumstances
In this episode, Charles chats to Stacy Hart, founder of Matter at Heart. Stacy started her content-creation business in 2018, and the two talk about the difficulties in overcoming the first 1,000 days. One key point: most problems have simple solutions. Knowing this can help get new owners over this critical hump. Stacy also shares some stories from her childhood. She highlights the role of her family in her success. And she chats about how being an independent thinker led her to her current occupation. Stacy also discusses wanting to be an actor. But notes how she found she’d rather give others a voice than be the mouthpiece for someone else. This desire has helped her create a business that captures authentic moments. These moments may be simple - like sharing a cake - but they can have a great impact for promoting business growth. Charles and Stacy also talk about how understanding people can go a long way to giving good service. And they accept that while some tools might not be ideal, business owners should consider what might help them meet their client's needs. There's also a discussion on the value of asking what you're worth. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
24:14
September 12, 2021
#45: Candid Conversations: Joshua Cox – It’s amazing what support can do!
Joshua Cox is the founder and CEO of Fix Forward – a company dedicated to social upliftment. The business connects building sector-based entrepreneurs with potential clients. Through a careful vetting process, clients are assured of hiring a high-quality contractor. The company also offers workshops and mentorships aimed at growing its contractors' businesses. In this episode, Charles chats to Joshua about how the idea for Fix Forward came about. Joshua talks about the special role that a friendship played in the company’s birth. They also discuss the hybrid NPO-company model adopted at Fix Forward. Turns out that this model can be very effective for promoting greater scalability! The difference between working for a purpose versus working for money is also mentioned. And Joshua shares what he might have done differently when starting up the business. They also touch on the most consistent characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Josh further talks about how even basic support and a bit of credibility can help grow small businesses. He also shares how Fix Forward has improved individuals’ lives. So, if you’re looking for an inspiring way to spend 20 minutes, this is the episode for you. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
24:42
August 31, 2021
#44: Saying "no" to certain businesses can actually lead to greater rewards down the road: Anina Heyns, CEO of Pretty Social
Anina Heyns is the owner and founder of Pretty Social, and she's pretty passionate about digital marketing. In this episode, Charles chats to Anina about the value of learning from past mistakes. Anina also highlights how a change in her career path led to her finding her passion. This episode also includes some marketing tips.  Tip 1: Use digital marketing’s measurability to build robust campaigns.  Tip 2: Listen to the full podcast – there's an interesting discussion about the '90:10 principle'. And Anina shares how one 'old-school' marketing tool might be more valuable than you think. Also in this episode, you’ll learn from Anina about how to harness marketing to reach different clients. And she shares her own experience of the positive impact when you ‘niche down' your business. A key takeaway: saying no to certain businesses can actually lead to greater rewards down the road. Charles and Anina also touch on the importance of honesty and clear communication. So, if you're looking to gain a whole lot of great insights, this episode is just for you! About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
29:17
July 29, 2021
#43: Magriet Groenewald – Nothing’s impossible if you have the right mindset!
In 6 short years, Magriet Groenewald has built one of the leading social media marketing companies in the country. Magriet’s main aim with her business, Magriet.co, is to teach and help entrepreneurs – and others – to navigate the complexities of social media, turn content into engagement, and engagement into profits.  In this week’s episode, Charles chats with Magriet about her passion for teaching and empowering others, the benefit of being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, and random encounters with celebrities that have led to long-term partnerships. Magriet also shares how having entrepreneurial parents impacted her career trajectory, even though she started out following the more traditional ‘study then become employed’ route. She talks about the valuable influence of other entrepreneurs on her life as well, particularly in terms of learning how to be brave, not letting doubt take hold and building resilience.  One important point she makes is about how nothing is impossible if your mindset is geared towards finding solutions. Another point: asking the right kinds of questions can lead to success, even when faced with serious setbacks. From taking risks, moving cities, the birth of Magriet.co, and, of course, books, this episode offers something for everyone. So, sit back, relax, and let Magriet’s enthusiasm inspire you on your own social media journey. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
22:49
July 12, 2021
#42:Jandre de Beer – Entrepreneurship is all about perception transparency consistency and persistence
In this episode, Charles Hsuan talks to the owner and founder of V8 Media, Jandre de Beer. They touch on Jandre’s history as a professional rugby player. Included is a story of how colourful clothing items made him stand out to scouts! Jandre then walks us through his foray into personal training. Here, he learnt that perception is key not only for standing out on the field but for landing clients too. But there is a caveat. It's important to build a positive perception while still remaining honest and transparent. Jandre warns that businesses get into trouble when perceptions are built on falsehoods. From there, Jandre highlights the key practice of discipline. Especially: how the discipline has helped him better navigate business successes and failures. He then goes on to talk about the importance of consistency and the need to avoid growing too fast. He notes that you can’t ensure business sustainability if you’re taking on more clients than you can handle. Jandre also touches on the need to respond well to negative client feedback. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
28:48
June 28, 2021
#41: Richard Mulholland – Find solutions before there are problems
This episode takes a bit of a different spin. Which makes sense when you consider Richard Mulholland’s whole take on his industry is for it not to be boring. Join Charles and Richard as they discuss Richard’s early desire to be a stuntman, salesman, and actor. Also, Richard’s absolute childhood obsession with Michael J. Fox! And if that isn’t interesting enough, they touch on Richard’s time as a roadie and how working as a crew member for conferences birthed Missing Link. Richard’s aim with Missing Link is to address the issue of boring presentations at the source. He does this by highlighting the importance of narrative. Of course, there is a touch of ‘the usual’ in this episode as well. The guys discuss books – including Richard’s own three. And there’s mention of lessons learnt when starting a new venture. One key takeaway: don’t offer a product that could (unintentionally) hinder your clients’ ends. So, tune in to take one rock ‘n roll ride down memory lane – CD-ROMs are involved. And between all the metaphors about cake, you’ll also unlearn some of the myths surrounding public speaking. Not bad for a half-hour episode. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
28:53
June 17, 2021
#40: Allon Raiz – You need a compelling economic right to exist, not funding
Allon Raiz has worked as a business ProsperatorTM for over 20 years. He’s also authored two books. Through his company, Raizcorp, Allon assists entrepreneurs to prosper in their ventures. If a business (idea) is valuable, Allon is happy to help. In his view, a business doesn’t need funding to ensure success. Rather, enterprises need to be sustainable and run by someone dedicated. Allon established Raizcorp as a way to pay forward the initial help offered to him by his mentor. Raizcorp does this by equipping fellow entrepreneurs through various education and training initiatives. The company also offers entrepreneurs strategic partnership and sponsorship programmes.  In this episode, Allon shares his first foray into failure and how it changed his mindset. He also talks about running “the only genuine incubator on the African continent”. Listen as Charles Hsuan and Allon bond over both interviewing for corporate jobs before committing to their own ventures. And be treated to Allon’s unique storytelling style. You’ll also get some great suggestions for new reading material! About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
22:45
May 31, 2021
#39: Mike Anderson – Seizing opportunities before the tipping point of evidence is what makes a true entrepreneur
Mike Anderson is the founder and CEO of NSBC Africa. The NSBC is the largest organisation on the continent dedicated to helping SMEs grow. He has a passion for helping people.  This passion feeds into the various avenues the NSBC provides to SMEs. Some of these resources include webinars, publications, and monthly business breakfasts. The largest event on the NSBC calendar is The Business Show. This expo enables SMEs, decision-makers, and others to learn from and network with one another. Mike believes empowering SMEs can strengthen the South African economy. This is how Mike measures his success: “If I can help one small business in one small way every day, then I’m successful”. In this week’s episode, Charles talks to Mike about the value of seizing opportunities. They also touch on embracing failure and how Covid-19 has led to innovation. There are also some great stories involving caravans and fish – no spoilers! About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
30:15
May 16, 2021
#38: Honest Money With Warren Ingram: 170k in debt to debt-free, Charles Hsuan shares his story
One of our most asked questions is how to settle debt and get closer to financial freedom. Warren Ingram speaks to Charles Hsuan on how he went from over 170k in debt to debt-free and shares his methods used, how he stayed motivated and how his mindset has changed since. Topics/ Questions: How did you get into debt? What was your driving factor to pay off your debt? How has being in debt and now debt-free impacted the way you run your business? How did those around you support you in paying your debt off? What is the importance of having support whilst on your financial freedom journey? Do you or someone you know have an inspiring story around gaining financial freedom? Reach out to us and you could feature on the next podcast with Warren Ingram. Don’t forget to send us your Voice Note questions on WhatsApp to (+27) 72 934 4218 and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Financial Freedom content: @HonestMoneyPod
21:28
May 11, 2021
#37: Warren Ingram – If you’re authentic and act with integrity…you don’t have to sell yourself
Warren Ingram is a busy man. He’s the executive director of Galileo Capital. He hosts the podcast, Honest Money. He’s written two books. And he appears regularly on 702 Talk Radio's Personal Finance with Bruce Whitfield. Whew! This week, Warren takes some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Charles about sport, cars and making good impressions. We, of course, also talk about good financial practices. In this meaty episode, Warren touches on common mistakes young people make with their money and how being persistent can pay off. He also discusses the value of partnering with people who are different from yourself. Above all, Warren reminds us that nothing can replace integrity and good character when it comes to being successful. About your host: Charles Hsuan Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning. Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool. Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
42:16
May 03, 2021
#37: Adele Benvie – What does the future hold, and how can I make it amazing?
Adele Benvie has been on a 20-year journey of reigniting entrepreneurs’ passion for their businesses. She firmly believes that the entrepreneurial lifestyle should be EPIC – Exciting, Purposeful, Insightful, and Courageous. Yet, all too often, entrepreneurs tend to lose their visionary abilities in the everyday grind of simply keeping their businesses going instead of growing. That is why Adele established EPIC LIFE back in 2000 – to help and support entrepreneurs on their journey towards maturing their businesses. We spoke to Adele about the best ways to meet customer needs, embracing technology and the futurification of business, the endless possibilities of scaling in a post-Covid world, and the many avenues she offers entrepreneurs to guide and sustain them along the way. This podcast is presented by Charles Hsuan
22:09
April 13, 2021
#36: Warrick Kernes - There's no limit to starting an online business (we have students aged between 14 and 75!)
Warrick Kernes started his first business at the age of 16 selling wooden light switch covers. This entrepreneurial spirit never left him, and he went on to start (and fail in) six more businesses before the age of 30. In 2010, Warrick co-founded Action Gear, an e-commerce retailer in outdoor high-tech sporting gear, sold the company in 2018, and went on to start Insaka eCommerce Academy. We spoke to Warrick about why he chose to name the business Insaka, the most ‘surprising’ online business (we had a good chuckle, no spoilers!) that his students have chosen to start, and some common myths about e-commerce. This Podcast is presented by Charles Hsuan of Flying Kite.
30:59
March 29, 2021
#35: Cindy Norcott - Be the unstoppable action taker
You can tell from Cindy’s hearty laugh and gentle, caring nature that she has a genuine love for helping people. She believes we should all pay attention to the words we speak (positive vs negative) over ourselves, as we become the words that we speak. Cindy is a Motivational Speaker, Business Coach, and author of How to be Unstoppable and Achieve more in Business and Life. She is also the founder of the Robin Hood Foundation.  Cindy Norcott started her working career in human resources where she was responsible for placing student jobs. She enjoyed it so much that she started Pro Appointments in 1994 and never looked back. If you are looking for a podcast that will lift your mood and help you believe that you too can become an “unstoppable action taker”, you will certainly enjoy this episode. This Podcast is presented by Charles Hsuan of Flying Kite.
22:30
March 23, 2021
#34: Gidyon Lankers - Let’s make podcasts work for your brand
When Gidyon Lankers was a child, he made home videos of his family pets. That was the genesis of his “content production career”. Gidyon ultimately studied Film at AFDA, and later completed a course in digital marketing at VEGA. All the skills he learned along the way helped to shape him into someone capable of sharing a person’s story and voice. In 2020, Gidyon started DISRUPT X, a podcast production company, that worked on the likes of Warren Ingram’s Honest Money, Marnus Broodryk Making SMEs Matter, Alex MacPhail’s High-Performance Teams, and Diana Granoux’s The Family Finance Show All this is pretty impressive for someone who is only 25! This podcast is presented by Charles Hsuan.
29:47
March 15, 2021
In My Own Words with Nicky Abdinor: If you got the drive, the destination is up to you (Presented for PSASA)
Two Nick Vujicic quotes come to mind when I think of Nicky: “Life isn't about having, it's about being,” and “I never met a bitter person who was thankful or a thankful person who was bitter.” Nicky Abdinor was born without arms and shortened legs, but that did not stop her from becoming an Inspirational Speaker and Clinical Psychologist. Nicky is also a professional member of PSASA. Her registered non-profit organisation, Nicky's Drive, aims to fund car adaptations for people with disabilities in South Africa. Nicky credits her parents with instilling in her a mindset of not “Can I do this?” but “How can I do this?” This podcast is presented by Charles Hsuan.
23:48
March 08, 2021
In My Own Words with Sue Fuller-Good: Life is an adventure, LIVE every moment!
Sue is a physiotherapist and owner of Body Brilliance Physiotherapy. She’s also a life coach - AKA “The Energy Guru”. Growing up, Sue knew she wanted to do something in the medical profession. She remembers how her mom was prone to headaches and, as a youngster, Sue would give her mom head massages to ease the pain. Later on, due to her father’s career in mining, Sue got the chance to work with injured miners. This really excited her - she loved being able to nurse people back to health and witnessing the positivity that they showed in the process. It was during this time that Sue knew she would choose physiotherapy as her career During her years of practising physiotherapy, Sue noticed that pain and healing are complex phenomena. She wanted to help and empower people to find their own ‘healer within’ through focussing on factors like lifestyle habits and ways of thinking. This desire springboarded her career as a life coach and birthed The Energy Incubator in 2016.  In this interview, Sue shares a powerful story of working with prison inmates and one particular incident that stood out to her. Sue became a professional member of the PSASA in October 2020. This podcast is hosted by Charles Hsuan.
24:05
February 15, 2021
In My Own Words with Bruce Wade: “Let me be your Strategy Adventurer - you shouldn’t be alone!”
When Bruce Wade was a child, his mother made him a Batsuit, and the superhero avatar stuck with him, given the similarities between Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wade. In any good comic book storyline, there is a conflict between the superhero and the villain. However, in business, the strongest “villain'' is not a slow economy, government red tape, or even Covid. It’s the person in the mirror. It’s your own self-doubt. Bruce believes that business is an adventure and he loves being businesses’ Business Strategy Adventurer. He sees this role not as simply a walk or model; rather, he helps business owners develop a strategy to overcome their lack of growth, develop new products and services, and ultimately build a strategy of freedom to overcome barriers. He first heard of the PSA while gatecrashing a speaker's showcase event whom he looked up to. That event opened doors, and since joining in 2019 he experienced the wisdom and knowledge of other speakers and wished to do the same for new members. In October 2020, Bruce became a Professional Member of the PSA. This episode of In My Own Words is presented by Charles Hsuan.
25:22
January 30, 2021
In My Own Words with Ian Hatton: What I value most in life is connection with another human being, that’s what love is about
At the age of 9, Ian Hatton wanted to be on the radio because “pictures are better when they are on the radio”. He was also drawn to public speaking and wanted a stage of his own one day. Ian spent 19 years in IT, ending with a nearly 5-year stint in marketing at Microsoft South Africa - which led him to a chance encounter with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer! Many consider Ian to be the “Morpheus Genius” because while he isn’t necessarily the hero himself, he is the one who raises up the hero - he is the builder of heroes and believes in others even when everyone else disbelieves. Ian is the current virtual chapter president for PSASA. This podcast was hosted by Charles Hsuan.
24:46
January 22, 2021
In My Own Words with Ross Saunders: Keep up with it, growth doesn't happen overnight! (Recorded for PSASA)
Ross Saunders grew up around older cousins who worked on computers a lot, and it planted a seed in young Ross’s mind. At the age of 16, Ross started his computer repair business and rode around the neighbourhood fixing computers for small businesses. In 2013, Ross was a victim of identity theft, which inspired him to become a crusader for data protection and information security. Ross also served as the National President of PSASA (Apr 2019 – Mar 2020). If you want to be ahead of the curve on data security and prepare your organization for POPIA, contact Ross. This podcast was hosted by Charles Hsuan.
24:29
January 05, 2021
In My Own Words with Nikki Bush : “May your curiosity always be stronger than fears” (Recorded for PSASA)
May your curiosity always be stronger than fears-Nikki Bush As a Human Potential and Parenting Expert, Nikki empowers individuals, families and teams in business and education to win at work, home and life. She is a founding member of the PSASA and holds the international Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, and was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 2019 – the first woman in South Africa to ever receive it. The podcast was interviewed by Charles Hsuan of Flying Kite
35:20
December 14, 2020
In My Own Words with Charlotte Kemp: “What does your future look like?” (Recorded for PSASA)
Charlotte Kemp is the Deputy President of PSASA. Charlotte has started 3 businesses and been through her fair share of highs and lows, but she has never let failure deter her. From her experience and learnings Charlotte was able to create the Futurist Framework. Not the type you go to for the lotto number; rather it is a model of a Map + Compass + Guide, which are various tools Charlotte uses to help you plot out the future better. This podcast is hosted by Charles Hsuan.
23:18
November 04, 2020
In My Own Words with Joni Peddie: “Your mental, emotional & physical health is your real wealth.” (Recorded for PSASA)
Joni Peddie started her career in FMCG when she was in her early 20’s. During this time she gained enough trust and know-how for pharmaceutical companies to let her train their staff. How did she do it? Out of all the titles she possesses which include President of PSASA, Professional Speaker, Executive Coach and Strategic Facilitator Joni Peddie is most proud of being the mother of two wonderful children. This podcast is hosted by Charles Hsuan.
25:56
November 04, 2020
In My Own Words with Richard Mulvey: “Narrow your niche and be a specialist, not a generalist. (Recorded for PSASA)
The best career advice Richard Mulvey received was: 1: Know your stuff (product knowledge) 2: Know who you are stuffing (customer knowledge) 3: Then you stuff them well! (sales) International Sales Guru Richard Mulvey is one of the few people that is a recipient of the Southern Africa Speaker Hall of Fame award in 2014 and the Stef du Plessis Founders Award in 2018. Richard has lived a colorful life, from working for the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace, to training over 200 000 business people throughout three continents in 26 years. This podcast was hosted by Charles Hsuan.
25:24
November 04, 2020
In My Own Words with Zanele Njapha: “I am a teacher for life!” (Recorded for PSASA)
Zanele Njapha knew she wanted to be a teacher at the age of 5 and after school pursued her dream. In 2019, Zanele became the first ever winner of The Speaker Factor. This launched her career as a professional speaker. As an “unlearning” expert, Zanele believes that your future skills are really children’s skills, for example, inquisitiveness and honesty, and that if you are a trainer or a professional speaker you are on some level also a teacher. Listen in as Zanele breaks it down for you. This podcast was hosted by Charles Hsuan.
26:28
November 04, 2020
Leon de Lange, Pick and Pay Market stores on Nedbank franchising podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
“Panic buying is nothing new” - Leon De Lange, Pick n Pay Market Stores Program national head. Find out how Pick n Pay Market Stores Program is partnering with independent traders in this episode of Nedbank Franchising podcast.
21:42
July 16, 2020
Adriaan de Bruyn, The Daily Coffee Group on Nedbank franchising podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Adriaan de Bruyn the group managing director of The Daily Coffee Group shared his journey of how the idea started, the first 1000 days and the impact Howard Schultz had on him.
16:16
July 06, 2020
Candid Conversations: Nic Haralambous, the obsessive entrepreneur
Nic Haralambous, AKA the "sock guy", started his first highly successful business venture, "Nic Harry Socks" back in 2012. What you may not know is that Nic has started more business than the characters in his surname! In this super fun interview, Nic shares with us how philosophy, journalism and politics shaped his thinking, how he started his first business at 16 selling Greek "worry beads", and how being a specialist in a field is NOT always a good idea in business.
27:26
June 15, 2020
Candid Conversations: I can do all things through prayer and coffee (Motherland Coffee Company)
"At the beginning, most of our supporters were family and friends. The moment it dawned on me that we had a real business was when I walked into our shop 3 months after opening and didn't recognise anyone.  It took me a second to realise that they were all customers!" - Kirstin Maud (Co-founder) Motherland Coffee Company 
30:41
June 09, 2020
Candid Conversations: The night my life changed forever, Gerhard Waldauer (MD of Jack's Paint)
In 1987, ex-SA football player Martin Cohen (son of the founder, the late Jack Cohen) decided to partner up with now MD Gerhard Waldaue.    Together they built Jack’s Paint from two stores to over 100 stores with over 1000 employees.    Gerhard credits “faith, good attitude and passion” as the cornerstone of franchise success.
38:38
June 05, 2020
Seb Schneider, co-founder of Motherland coffee on Nedbank franchising podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Motherland Coffee Company is making our health care workers smile by providing FREE coffee at the Helen Joseph Hospital ER during the pandemic. #drinkthelove    Coffee lovers, don't miss this episode of Nedbank Franchising Podcast.     Back in 2009, co-founder Sebastian Schneider launched Motherland Coffee Company together with his brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Kirstin Maud.    Their dream?  A 100 % African coffee brand.
17:12
May 21, 2020
Jacks Paints MD Gerhard Waldauer-Nedbank Franchising Podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Join Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite for a special 12-part Nedbank Franchising Podcast series. Charles delves into the minds of leading franchises and business owners who are making a positive impact on business in South Africa. These are their untold stories.
20:40
May 12, 2020
Andiccio24's Jerome Kourie- Nedbank Franchising Podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Join Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite, in the 2020 Nedbank Franchising Podcast series. Charles will be delving into the minds of leading franchises and business owners who are making a positive impact on business in South Africa. This is a special 12 part series on leadership, learning from the bad decisions, lessons in building a team and cultivating a healthy mindset. Want to know what goes into an Andiccio24 pizza? Charles Hsuan interviewed Jerome Kourie, who shared some great nuggets on their strategy & successes. 
18:07
May 08, 2020
Cash Converters CEO Richard Mukheibir- Nedbank Franchising Podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Join Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite for a special 12-part Nedbank Franchising Podcast series. Charles delves into the minds of leading franchises and business owners who are making a positive impact on business in South Africa. These are their untold stories. A company with humble beginnings and knowing very little about franchising, Richard saw a gap in the market and brought the Cash Converters concept from Australia to South Africa and opened his first store in Cape Town on 1 October 1994.  Listen to him share his journey with us.
19:40
May 08, 2020
OBC Group's Tony Da Fonseca-Nedbank Franchising Podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Join Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite for a special 12-part Nedbank Franchising Podcast series. Charles delves into the minds of leading franchises and business owners who are making a positive impact on business in South Africa. These are their untold stories.
20:05
May 08, 2020
Car Service City's Grant Brady-Nedbank Franchising Podcast, interviewed by Charles Hsuan
Join Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite for a special 12-part Nedbank Franchising Podcast series. Charles delves into the minds of leading franchises and business owners who are making a positive impact on business in South Africa. These are their untold stories. Many businesses started because their owners experienced personal frustrations and problems. This was the case for Grant Brady the CEO of CAR SERVICE CITY.    After a trip to his local mechanic for repairs, he found the customer experience to be so bad, that he said to himself "There must be a better way of servicing clients".    The pain was enough for the former stockbroker to leave his flashy job and start Car Service City in 2004.  Listen to Grant share his story with me on this episode of Nedbank Franchising Podcast.
15:49
May 04, 2020
Candid Conversations:Nadine Todd, 400 interviews with top entrepreneurs unpacked in 30 minutes (Previsuly recorded on 11 March 2020)
15 years ago Nadine von Moltke-Todd did not think she would ever get a chance to write for a living until someone gave her a chance. Fast forward to 2019, and Nadine has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, senior executives, investors, and subject-matter experts over the course of a decade. Nadine is the previous Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Media South Africa. According to Marnus Broodryk (founder of Beancounter) and Brian Altriche (founder of Rocomamas), Nadine is a master at interviewing people. One of the main reasons for this is she asks good follow up questions.
28:53
April 30, 2020
How I Built: This Douglas Kruger, how to train your brain for wealth (previously aired on 21 October, 2019)
“You are not separated from your goals by a matter of years; you are separated from your goals by a matter of actions.”– Douglas Kruger Douglas Kruger started his public speaking journey at the age of 17 as a means to build self-confidence. Today, he is a professional speaker and business author of 8 books. His latest book is called Poverty Proof: 50 Ways to Train Your Brain for Wealth. Flying Kite’s Charles Hsuan spoke to Douglas about how to position yourself as an expert, how to create value and, ultimately, how to ‘own’ your industry. Douglas believes that you don’t need to be a global-level expert to teach, train, and guide others to run a business – you merely need to know more than your target market. Download "Refuse to be boring ebook" here: https://bit.ly/330ZqKx   Schedule your appointment here: https://bit.ly/303KaL8 Please join me by subscribing to my Youtube channel here: https://bit.ly/36EI0D7
19:30
April 29, 2020
How I Built This: Shirley Anderson on her first 1000 days of entrepreneur adventure (previously aired on 1 November 2019)
“I was amazed at how many people were willing to help; don’t be too proud to ask for help.” –Shirley Anderson Almost every day a new startup is born. Every day, some entrepreneur somewhere gets the idea to start something new. But how many of these businesses survive beyond the first 1000 days? From statistics, we know that the first 1000 days are the most challenging for small businesses. Shirley Anderson shares her story of how she made it past this important milestone. A big driving force for Shirley was that she didn’t want to have any regrets or be left wondering: “What if I did try to start my business?” later on in life. Shirley believes that implementation is graduation in entrepreneurship! 
18:32
April 28, 2020
Candid Conversations Marcio Pereira, From Arcade Games To Chief Bottle Washer (MD) Part 2
“It’s not always glitz and glamour when starting your own business, let alone turning a small old school café(1980) into a restaurant.” Here’s part 2 of the story behind our beloved restaurant Stadium Fast Foods by Marcio Pereira –Stadium Fast Foods MD.
19:14
April 21, 2020
Candid Conversations Marcio Pereira, From Arcade Games To Chief Bottle Washer (MD) Part 1
“It’s not always glitz and glamour when starting your own business, let alone turning a small old school café(1980) into a restaurant.” Here’s part 2 of the story behind our beloved restaurant Stadium Fast Foods by Marcio Pereira –Stadium Fast Foods MD.
20:43
April 21, 2020
How I Built This: Your business is never too small for a cyberattack – Ross Saunders (Previously aired on 14 January 2020)
If you think your company is too small, or that you have the latest firewall, and you’re safe from hackers (Or from being breached ), think again. It just takes a second for you to put in the wrong detail in a phishing message for a catastrophic event to occur. An investigation into IT-related crimes are extremely expensive, and the mitigation of further/future crimes can cost a company up to tends of thousands of Rands per day. Ross specialises in data protection and information security. His company focusses on raising awareness and educating staff as to the human aspect of what can, and does, go wrong in data protection.  Ross has a particular, and personal, passion for data privacy, having been a victim of identity theft himself.  If this is your first time here and you want to learn how to improve your problem-solving skills follow the steps below Download "Refuse to be boring ebook" here: https://bit.ly/330ZqKx Schedule your appointment here: https://bit.ly/303KaL8 Please join me by subscribing to my Youtube channel here: https://bit.ly/36EI0D7
24:18
April 18, 2020
In My Shoes: Charles Hsuan - How I Became a Storytelling Coach (Good Hope FM Interview With Geri Saunders)
Geri's #InMyShoesInterviews guest was Storytelling Coach Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite, who explained how he coaches clients to sell with their stories and how he started his career.  If this is your first time here and you want to learn how to improve your problem-solving skills follow the steps below Download "Refuse to be boring ebook" here: https://bit.ly/330ZqKx Schedule your appointment here: https://bit.ly/303KaL8 Please join me by subscribing to my Youtube channel here: https://bit.ly/36EI0D7
15:33
April 17, 2020
Refuse To be Boring, Boring does NOT sell - Tondi Rams Chats to Charles Hsuan About His New eBook
As one of the single most important skills in life and business today, I believe everyone needs to learn how to tell their story – and Refuse to be Boring – Create Your A.P.a.R.T Moment is the perfect place to start. It’s time to tell your story.” - Charles Hsuan. Get your complimentary ebook here: flyingkite.co.za/refuse_to_be_bor…suan_flyingkite/
27:52
April 17, 2020
Candid Conversations: Casey Diaz –from Maximum Prison to Pulpit
The following information is summarised from caseydiaz.net  Casey Diaz was introduced to gang culture at the age of 11. As part of an initiation into his gang, during a violent attack on a rival gang member, the leader handed Casey a screwdriver and said, “Now it’s your turn”. That was the first time Casey took part in a stabbing – many more would take place for years to come. He was later sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for second-degree murder, along with 52 counts of armed robbery. During his imprisonment, Casey became a shot caller. Shot callers have an elevated rank in the gang world; not only are they the ones who command respect, but they are power brokers inside prison walls as they determine who gets hurt or killed and who doesn’t. While Casey was in prison, one day he heard the guards come by his cell with an announcement, “Church service. Any inmate wanting to go, stand by your gate.” Casey heard an older woman say, “Is there someone in that cell?” She sounded Southern and spoke with a syrupy drawl. “Yes, ma’am, but you don’t want to deal with Diaz,” a guard said. “You’re wasting your time.” “Well, Jesus came for him, too,” he heard her say. And what she shared with Casey would change his life forever.
58:00
April 16, 2020