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The BIZ Tools Podcast

The BIZ Tools Podcast

By David Specht
The BIZ Tools Podcast ran from 2012-2015. Founded by David Specht, The podcast featured timeless business truths, while keeping things fun and interesting. David partnered with Jerry Frentress as co-host, and then brought in Sean Green and Mollie Corbett in a "drive time" free-for-all breakdown of the principles.
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No, you can't do that at the office
How to deal with the opposite sex at work.
21:05
December 27, 2021
Referrals, referrals, referrals
It's about who you know and how many you know.
22:03
December 09, 2021
Everyone needs a Spock
New season. New hosts. New show.
27:56
December 09, 2021
Truth in Advertising
How to sell without selling your soul
21:15
December 09, 2021
Finding your brand's social media voice
Social media isn't a one-way conversation, even for businesses
22:04
December 09, 2021
Firing customers
The client/customer isn't always right.
21:34
December 09, 2021
Imposter Syndrome
David shares from his heart about the struggles of not being good enough
14:58
December 09, 2021
BIZ Tools Live Q&A Part 2
More questions and answers from the BIZ Breakfast
25:08
December 09, 2021
BIZ Tools Live: Q&A
David and Jerry answer audience questions
27:39
December 09, 2021
Starting them right. The employee onboarding process
The first days a new hire spends with you are critical to long-term success
29:55
December 09, 2021
Successful hiring practices
Your business can only be as good as the team you build.
31:20
December 09, 2021
Preparing for a new year
The end of the year brings optimism for the future, but you need to make plans and goals too.
10:41
December 09, 2021
Showing appreciation during the holidays
Appreciation and rewards are two different things. Don't always look at them from a "bottom line" standpoint.
10:39
December 09, 2021
Ten Essential Habits of Sales Superstars
Butch Bellah joins the podcast to talk about his book, and course.
29:39
December 09, 2021
There is a right way and a wrong way in business
How you handle your business matters more than you think.
29:60
December 09, 2021
BIZ. Breakfast: Company Culture Matters
What does your company culture look like?
29:60
December 09, 2021
BIZ Tools Live: The Ripple Effect
On this episode of the BIZ Tools Podcast, David and Sean break down The Ripple Effect, live from the BIZ. Breakfast at CoHab in Shreveport.
30:34
August 31, 2021
Lists are not your enemy
David and Jerry talk about using lists to help fill in the blanks of our memory on important items.
31:01
August 31, 2021
The motivation to win
The motivation to win
32:22
August 31, 2021
Don't let burnout be the end of your story
It happens to everyone. You get tired of the job. You get tired of the process. You get tired of being tired. Burnout is a real thing. In today's episode, Sean and David talk about burnout, regret, and preventing both.
32:48
August 05, 2021
The Dip: A little story about the business cycle
David and Sean kick off this episode breaking down Seth Godin's bestseller, "The Dip."
34:00
August 05, 2021
PPP: Plan, Prepare, Practice
David and Jerry break down how to incorporate PPP into any business.
36:16
July 20, 2021
Butch Bellah: 10 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople
David interviews best selling author Butch Bellah.
29:14
July 20, 2021
Encore: Jim Henderson interview
This encore episode features one of the podcast's most liked interviews: Dr. Jim Henderson.
23:57
July 20, 2021
Failure and fatal flaws
David is joined by Sean Green to discuss failure in business and the things that can lead to it.
31:54
July 20, 2021
Is your business poised to grow? How to be ready to scale
David and Jerry talk scaling this week. When is a business ready to scale, and what needs to take place in order to scale?
31:19
July 12, 2021
Seminars: Drinking from a fire hose
David and Jerry discuss the best ways ti get the most out of attending seminars.
32:23
July 12, 2021
BIZ Tools LIVE from the BIZ Breakfast
David and Jerry take the show on the road to the BIZ Breakfast and answer questions from the audience.
33:26
July 12, 2021
The Big News: It's the little things that matter
Today, David and Jerry talk about the small tokens of appreciation that can go a long way to building morale and commitment.
33:48
July 12, 2021
You don't have to destroy the competition
David and Jerry are joined by Sean Green to discuss winning, and how to win without being destructive
32:09
July 12, 2021
BIZ Tools Book Club: Who Moved My Cheese?
David and Jerry discuss one of their favorite business books, "Who Moved My Cheese?," by Spencer Johnson.
40:24
July 12, 2021
BIG Announcement - new head cheese at BIZ
David and Jerry are joined by Sean Green, the NEW publisher of BIZ Magazine and they discuss the future of the magazine.
32:27
July 12, 2021
Is your business ethical, or are the lines blurred?
David and Jerry take on the serious subject of business ethics on this week's podcast.
31:20
July 12, 2021
Podcasting: Is it for you and you business?
For today's Podcast, David is interviewed by Amy Kinnaird of UncommonSense Marketing about the benefits of starting a podcast for your business. David also give practical steps to making your podcast a reality. (In memory of Amy Kinnaird)
34:24
July 12, 2021
Dr. Jim Henderson: Business partners in the higher education system
In this week's episode, David is joined by Dr. Jim Henderson (then BPCC Chancellor, now the President of the University of Louisiana System) about the partnerships between business and academia.
23:53
July 12, 2021
No substitute for the human touch
In today's world of technological advances, social distancing, and the like, David and Jerry remind the listeners of the importance of human interaction.
32:36
July 08, 2021
Dave, Sean, and Soccer, who cares?
Sean is back in studio with Dave to talk World Cup, raving fans, and how to reach new markets.
32:25
July 01, 2021
Hey guys, let's do breakfast
Dave and Sean are without Jerry today, but they have an announcement about the BIZ. Breakfast, a networking & education series of event.  See videos from these events via Youtube by clicking here.
34:33
July 01, 2021
Why is Dave on vacation? And, why you should take one
It's Jerry and Sean in the studio today, while Dave is off on vacation. But, they dive into the importance of "time away."
27:39
July 01, 2021
Education never ends
David and Jerry know a thing or two about continuing education, and they want you to know as well. In this episode, they give practical steps on increasing your knowledge, both in and out of the classroom
32:14
July 01, 2021
Who moved David's cheese?
This week, Jerry and David dive deep into the book, Who Moved My Cheese," by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
32:48
June 29, 2021
You have a story to tell, so tell it
Jerry loves storytelling. On this week's episode, the hosts share the value of a well-spoken story or pitch.
36:53
June 29, 2021
Customers vs. Clients, B2B vs. B2C
On this week's podcast, David and Jerry illustrate the differences between Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer organizations.
37:13
June 29, 2021
Customer Service: The key to business success
IN today's episode, David and Jerry unpack the value and importance of customer service to the success of just about any business.
28:33
June 29, 2021
BIZ Tools Book Club #2
David and Jerry break down some of their favorite business books in this episode.
36:51
June 29, 2021
Image is everything, at least in business
In this episode, David and Jerry talk about the overall image of a business, from marketing to social media, to branding.
25:57
June 29, 2021
Kristen King Holmes: Incorporating Video into Your Business Marketing
We interview Kristen King Holmes about the power of video for business.
33:55
June 29, 2021
David, Sean & Randy talk EntreLeadership
David Specht is joined by Sean Green and Randy Brown and they break down a recent visit to Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership One-Day event.
39:37
June 28, 2021
The original "Go Giver" speaks
David interviews Bob Burd, co-author of "The Go-Giver"
40:15
June 28, 2021
Gossip: The cancer of a business
David and Jerry go a little "negative" to discuss this touchy subject.
30:31
June 28, 2021
Millennials part 2
Sean Green is back in studio with David and Jerry to continue the discussion about generations.
35:48
June 28, 2021
Millennials, can anyone understand them
David and Jerry and joined in-studio by Sean Green, vice president of BIZ and a millenial, to discuss age-group similarities and differences.
31:47
June 28, 2021
BIZ Tools Book Club 1
David and Jerry talk about three of their favorite books (each) on this week's podcast.
31:21
June 28, 2021
Welcome to the Twitterverse
David and Jerry discuss using Twitter for business.
28:34
June 28, 2021
Butch Bellah: Using what you've got to market your business
David interviews Butch Bellah, author of "Sales Management for Dummies" about small business marketing.
36:23
June 28, 2021
Is your office "culture?"
In this episode, David and Jerry talk office culture, or the lack thereof.
33:31
June 28, 2021
Uncommonsense marketing
David interviews Amy Kinnaird of UnCommonsense Marketing about digital marketing and attention. (Note: Amy has since passed away and we all miss her.)
26:49
June 28, 2021
Nobody knows what marketing is
David and Jerry break down the definition of marketing, along with its difference from advertising.
36:46
June 28, 2021
BIZ Tools Podcast Episode 1 - The Pilot
Welcome to the BIZ Tools Podcast with David Specht and Jerry Frentress. In this episode, David and Jerry break down the idea behind the podcast and what listeners can expect.
31:16
June 28, 2021