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The Take 5 Podcast

The Take 5 Podcast

By Kate Stallings
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Episode 16: Website Transfer: Time to Rebuild Smarter
Do you own your domain? Do you own your website? If you don't know the answers, it's time to call your web company.  Here's how to rebuild your website systems smarter and stay in control your MONEY MAKER.
November 12, 2020
Episode 15: Website Transition: Thinking of Working with another Web Company?
Do you already have a website, but want to speak with another web company about potentially taking over the account? Here are the top TWO things to know and ask your web company. 
November 12, 2020
Episode 14: Princess Party Pals, FaceTime Events Expand Beyond Minnesota
Nicole Fenstad (612) 719-4836 "Your Theatrical Entertainment Company of Professional Singers, Actors and Dancers”
November 6, 2020
Episode 13: Mailbag Questions Round 2 with UK Guest
We are back with another mailbag podcast answering your write in questions!  Email your questions to 
October 20, 2020
Episode 12: Mailbag Questions with Elizabeth from the UK
I dip into the first write in question from our mailbag with my special (and secret) guest from the UK.
October 20, 2020
Episode 11: Tradeshows, Expos and More. Your Guide to Healthy and Profitable Show Results with Diane Wingerter
As a result of witnessing ‘unhealthy’ Exhibitor Booths at Tradeshows, Conferences, Shows, Expos, Festivals and Fairs, Diane Wingerter, The Tradeshow Doctor,™ was compelled to discover the cure for this bevy of Exhibitor Booth Symptoms. During 15-years of working with Exhibitors, as well as Show Promoters and Organizers, Diane has created results-driven strategies along with tangible solutions which increase The Exhibitors Return On Investment.  She believes that if you aren’t going to complete the 6-Step Prescription For Success™, then simply…..don’t do ANY of the steps. Does your Exhibit Booth suffer from these common symptoms? Lack of attendee interest....they just keep walking by! There seems to be a ‘barrier’ between Exhibitor and Attendees! Giveaway prize that nobody wants! Lackluster promotional items that get tossed in the trash! Marketing materials that are left un-taken! Disappointing results….’Why am I here…this is not my customer!” Throughout her Entrepreneurial career, Diane has owned Columbus Liquidators, Stepping Out USA, Outrageous Boutiques, Just Women Magazine, Storm Angels, LLC, and Totally Exposed, LLC, dba “The Tradeshow Doctor.” Each business has flourished as a result of utilizing a combination of Face-To-Face Marketing Strategies. Not too surprising to discover that “Tradeshows” always seemed to climb to the top of her list. Diane graduated from The Barbizon School of Fashion Merchandising, earned an Interior Decorating Certification from Thompson Educations Direct and mastered an impressive 20+ year Retail Career. As a result of her solid foundation, she combines principals of design, strong business practices, planning formulas, checklists and sales strategies all in one resource. This is quite a powerful, impactful and effective combination.  Diane’s advice, whether in person or through her book ‘Tradeshows, Expos & More’ Your Guide to Healthy and Profitable Show Results, provides the answers you need and the next steps to take. Diane’s high energy, inter-active Speaking Engagements, Seminars and Workshops along with One-on-One Consultations, spark Exhibitors to take the necessary steps towards success. These steps can be applied at the very next event. Follow her advice and you will experience Healthy and Profitable Show Results! Learn more about Diane: Contact Kate Stallings email: phone: 781-755-8088 website:
October 16, 2020
Episode 10: Business Security Applications - VoDaVi Technologies, Amy Friel
My guest Amy Friel owner of VoDaVi Technolgies talks about Internet Protocol (VoIP), Video Conferencing, Data Networking, Wireless Solutions and Security Applications. VoDaVi Technologies is the right partner for your business. Knowing organizations can’t afford down time or employee productivity to suffer, our team of experts are in the foreground and background, hard at work, with this motto in mind…Always There! VoDaVi is proud to be a new member of the 501 Community, a formalization of the group of IT service providers that are helping to grow a better knowledge and understanding of the managed services and tech sphere, engaging in conversations that propel the future of technology forward.
October 9, 2020
Episode 9: Google My Business: How Do I Use It?
How do I use Google My Business for my company, Kate Creative Media LLC? Take a listen to The Take 5 Podcast to find out. 
October 7, 2020
Episode 8: Domain Renewal Spam Tactics
Have you received a letter in the mail stating your domain is up for renewal? Listen to this podcast first before paying!
October 5, 2020
Episode 7: Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in EDU: Jaime Donally
Jaime Donally joins Kate Stallings, Host of The Take 5 Podcast to discuss Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in education.  About Our Guest:  Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community, events and presentations. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom. Website: Kate's website:
October 2, 2020
Episode 6: Are People Tired of COVID19 Web Banners?
Are people tired of website banners when they visit your online presence? Have we been barded with Covid messages for too long now? Yes they are in Porten on your website no doubt about it, but there might be a better solution to your messaging.
October 2, 2020
Episode 5: Digital Billboard Advertising: Bethany Sullivan
WOW! Super interesting podcast with Bethany Sullivan of Lamar Advertising. From tracking ROI on billboard campaigns and billboard options to COVID traffic reports, and what's to come, we covered A LOT. I'm most excited for you to hear about the latest trends in the digital billboard space...
September 25, 2020
Episode 4: Is Your Business Using Gift Cards? 
Bringing in new customers has always been a challenge and the last few months have definitely put a lot of businesses to the test, especially restaurants and retailers. More and more consumers have moved their shopping experience online and have expected local brands to do the same. If you're looking for a smart and affordable strategy to engage new customers, try a gift card or loyalty program that ties into your website!is your business using gift cards? Learn more about Kate Creative Media LLC on our website: Guest contact info:  Bill Reidy Regional Account Manager Valued Merchant Services Direct 774-701-0900 A+ Rated & Accredited with BBB Two Time Honoree Inc. 500/5000 List 2013-2019 Inc. Top 60 Social Influencer 
July 12, 2020
Episode 3: Law Practice Updates Website, Adapting to COVID19
Kate Creative Media recently helped local Elder Care Attorney Christine Tennyson update her website to let her potential new clients know she was still open for business. After reviewing her site, I was curious to learn more on how her law practice was adapting to COVID19 and what her thoughts are on what’s to come. Massachusetts Virtual Notarization: Massachusetts has recently enacted a law allowing for virtual notarization of certain documents during the Covid-19 emergency. The estate planning documents covered are: Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, HIPAA authorizations, Durable Powers of Attorney, nomination of Guardians/Conservators, and Caregiver Authorization Affidavits. Some of the main points of the new law are: Virtual notarization can be accomplished as long as all parties have access to the specific videoconferencing app. that allows stored recordings. All parties must be in Massachusetts and each party must be present for the videoconference at the same time, with a copy of the document or signature page/pages to be signed and returned to the notary. All parties must also give their verbal consent to the recording of the video conference. This recording, affidavits, and all identification of the parties must be kept for 10 years by the Notary. This law will be in effect until 3 days after the end of the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency. Disclaimer: The information provided should not be considered legal advice. If you have further questions you should seek the advice of an attorney. Visit Attorney Tennyson’s website Email: Office: 1-508-997-0400 Fax: 1-508-594-3236
May 19, 2020
Episode 2: How to Choose the Right Website Domain?
When you are choosing a domain, it’s important to think about the name and also the length. Generally, you’re less likely to have traffic to your site if the name isn’t short and to the point. Think of all the sites you visit on a daily basis. Most of them are probably one or two words with a .com, .net, or org, etc. Here are a handful of tips when choosing your perfect domain. Website: Office: 781-755-8088
April 11, 2020
Episode 1: What Happened To My Website Leads?
No matter which industry you serve, online strategies are always changing.  When was the last time you received a referral from your website? If you can’t remember, this is a red flag. Your website is a 24/7 salesman for your company. You invest in this annually, granted it’s not as much as your 9 to 5 salesman, but why waste it? I list three important reasons why your website conversion rate remains low. It’s time to start showcasing your business online in front of more customers. The sooner we start, the sooner you get found.
April 5, 2020