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Learning from Smart People

Learning from Smart People

By Rob Oliver
It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!
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82 Joseph Hogue: How to Become an Influencer on Youtube
Today's episode is about how to become an influencer on YouTube. My guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Joseph Hogue a Chartered Financial Analyst whose YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers. He has multiple videos with over 250,000 views each and one video with over a million views. The man is a certified YouTube influencer. Here are a few things that Joseph Hogue shares in this podcast interview: What's going on in the stock market right now. How to match your investments with your goals How to invest in real estate without a lot of money Ways to increase your authority in the marketplace Tips to build relationships and community with your clients Shortcuts to becoming an online influencer Strategies for getting started as a YouTuber You can check out Joseph Hogue's YouTube channel, blogs and social media platforms using the links below: Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKdotYtcY9SxoU8CYAXdvg Blog: https://mystockmarketbasics.com/investing-basics-blog/ Blog: https://myworkfromhomemoney.com/work-from-home-blog/ Blog: https://peerfinance101.com/good-debt-bad-debt/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/3083628104983203/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lets_talk_money_josephhogue/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 21, 2021
81 Drew Giventer: How Your Business can Survive COVID-19
Drew Giventer talks about how your business can survive COVID-19 (and actually be in a better place following the pandemic.) In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Drew, the president of Accountable Capital Corporation, share some of the information that he and his team have used to help thousands of small and medium-sized businesses survive, adapt and grow. Here are a few of the things you will learn from a smart person – Drew Giventer: Alternative financing options for your small business How businesses have and will continue to adjust to business, economic and environmental conditions Why the adaptations taking place during a pandemic put your business in line to be more successful as things begin to head back to normal (even if that takes a while!) The importance of building relationships, both personal and business You can connect with Drew Giventer and learn more about Accountable Capital Corporation on their website and through the social media links below: Website: https://www.accountablecapital.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Accountable-Capital-Corp-120368408106212 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/accountable-capital-57017855/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 19, 2021
80 Suzy Dickstein: How to Deliver a Riveting Virtual Presentation
Presentation coach Suzy Dickstein joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to discuss how to deliver a riveting virtual presentation. Suzy works with entrepreneurs, executives and sales teams to build their virtual presentation skills and grow their sales and impact. Rob Oliver interviewed her from her home in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Here are a few of the things that Suzy Dickstein discussed in this episode of Learning from Smart People: How Suzy made the shift from in person presentations to virtual presentations Why being an engaging speaker happens way before you step on stage (virtual or in person!) Why presentations don't lead the sales – and how to change that The importance of storytelling and how to improve your skills as a storyteller The value of showing up on screen, not just talking behind slides Tips on how to deliver better virtual presentations You can watch Suzy Dickstein's free video "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Most Virtual Presenters Make," check out her website or connect with her on social media using the links below: Video: https://10BiggestVirtualPresenterMistakes.com. Website: https://suzydickstein.com/ Facebook (personal) - https://www.facebook.com/suzy.dickstein Facebook (page) - https://www.facebook.com/suzydicksteinpresentationcoach LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzydickstein/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/suzydickstein Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/suzydickstein Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 14, 2021
79 Mike Sulava: How to Add Value to Your Business
Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Mike Sulava from KLC Financial. Among other things, we discussed how to add value to your business. KLC Financial is an alternative lending solution for businesses to make capital purchases. During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast you will hear: What lending options are available besides banks How alternative lending sources can help with acquisitions and in your relationship with your bank The importance of timing Why networking is such a valuable tool to help build your business How to work on your mindset (and why!) A reminder to evaluate your definition of success What to do about that voice in your head that says "you can't" or "why don't you quit?" You can connect with Mike Sulava through the KLC Financial website or on LinkedIn. Website: https://klcfinancial.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sulava-42996519/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 12, 2021
78 Lindsay Pinchuk: How to Build a Community that Grows Your Business
Lindsay Pinchuk from Bump Club and Beyond joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to build a community that grows your business. Her business started as a way to serve expecting mothers and has grown into a community that supports parents and parents-to-be. Here are a few things to listen for in my podcast interview with Lindsay Pinchuk: How Bump Club started as a quest to provide information and resources that were lacking How the community grew and how it is adapting to the virtual meeting world The delicate balance required to work with advertisers and sponsors How the "and Beyond" became part of Bump Club Finding your mission and sticking with it Why a small engaged community is better than a large community You can connect with Lindsay Pinchuk through the links below. Parents and parents-to-be can join Bump Club and Beyond for free (and they will receive a fun "Welcome Box.) Website: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindsaypinchuk Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bumpclubbeyond Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/bumpclubandbeyond Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/bumpclubandbeyond Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaypinchuk/ Join Bump Club and Beyond: www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/signup Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 7, 2021
77 Johnna London: How to Build Your Social Media Following
If you are wondering how to build your social media following, this is your episode! Johnna Londen from the Online Business Gurus joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her insights. During this podcast, Johnna provides practical and actionable guidance for building your social media following as a small business or entrepreneur. During this podcast interview you will learn: How often you should be posted on social media What you should be posted on social media Why you can't do every social media channel Choosing which channels to focus on Balancing between automation and personalization Johnna offered a free social media posting scheduler. The link to download that as well as their website and social media links are below. Website: http://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/UR_V_ASSISTANTS Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistants/ Instagram:  https://instagram.com/theobgs Download: https://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/5-part-social-media Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 5, 2021
76 The Year in Review - 2020
In this final episode of the 2020 calendar year, host Rob Oliver takes a look back at every single episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast since its beginning in April. It is hard to believe that we are already at episode 76. It feels like we just started a few weeks ago. Here are a few things to listen for in this episode: A review of why the Learning from Smart People Podcast started An overview of the guests that have been interviewed An episode by episode recap of the guest, topic and what stood out to Rob This episode along with many others was also released on video on our YouTube channel. Actually, it was done as a live stream on both Facebook and YouTube before it was even released as a podcast. I would encourage you to check out our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and our website. It would be fantastic to connect with you on social media as well. Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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January 5, 2021
75 Brooke Lively: The Keys to Move from Panic to Profit
Brooke Lively joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about the keys to move from panic to profit in your business. She is the CEO and founder of Cathedral Capital and helps entrepreneurs turn their businesses into profitable companies. Here are several things to listen for any interview: Brooke Lively's story of how (and why) she started her business The difference between following your passion and running a business Enhancing communication about finances and business The 6 key numbers that will tell you where your business is and where it's going What each of those 6 numbers tells you You can connect with Brooke Lively through her website or on social media through the links below: Website: https://www.cathcap.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CathedralCapital/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cathedralcapital/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookelively/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 29, 2020
74 Al Condeluci: How to Build Relationships by Giving of Yourself
Al Condeluci returns for our Christmas Eve episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We dive deeper into the concept of Social Capital as it relates to how to build relationships by giving of yourself. There's a lot to think about and it is the perfect topic for Christmas time. Here are some things to listen for in my interview with Al Condeluci: Levels of relationships An overview of Social Capital Value of relationships Building relationships by giving of yourself Benefits of giving, even if it's just being present The ingredients that nurture relationships The answer to "What's in it for me?" Al has a number of free resources available at his website, listed below. There are videos, downloads and other resources including his TEDx talk. Website: www.alcondeluci.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/acondeluci Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-condeluci-a47ba95/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 24, 2020
73 Dolores Hirschmann: How to Clarify Your Business's Cornerstone Idea
Dolores Hirschmann joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to clarify your business's cornerstone idea. An internationally recognized strategist and coach, Dolores helps business owners clarify their "idea worth sharing" and implement business growth systems. In this episode she covers the following topics: Identifying your cornerstone idea – what does your company do? Using your cornerstone idea in the decision-making process Creating a clear message that engages your target market How anchoring your business in your cornerstone idea changes the way you work Why a clear cornerstone idea is the first step in growing your business Dolores was kind enough to offer a free e-book called "The TED Way to Raise Visibility & Get More Clients." You can download the book, check out her website and connect with her and social media using the links below. Free E-book: https://we.mastersinclarity.com/standout-podcast Website: http://mastersinclarity.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/DglarH Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Mastersinclarity/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mastersinclarity/ Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dhirschmann Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 22, 2020
72 Carmela Montenegro: How to Market Your Business with a Minimal Budget
Today's topic on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is how to market your business with a minimal budget. My guest is Carmella Montenegro, a freelance digital marketer with Koda and Crush Marketing. Here are a few of the topics we covered during this podcast interview: Marketing is simpler than people think Marketing is about selling an emotion The importance of being an educator and providing value to your customer Tips for establishing yourself as an expert Strategies for building your business on a shoestring budget Choosing the right social media manager You can connect with Carmella on her website and through social media. She has a biweekly email that is free. She is also offering listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast $100 off a social media marketing audit. Newsletter: http://bit.ly/3f5M7g2 Social Media Marketing Audit: https://bit.ly/KaCDC15 Website: http://kodaandcrushmarketing.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/chikychikycarm Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kodaandcrushmarketing/ Instagram:  http://instagram.com/carmcamadventures LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmela-montenegro/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 17, 2020
71 Alecia May: How to Plan and Run an Amazing Virtual Event
Alecia May from Eventistry by Alecia gave her insights into how to plan and run an amazing virtual event. This episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is especially relevant as the meeting industry reshapes itself during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 15 years of experience in the event planning industry, Alecia's expertise is evident and her suggestions are actionable. During this interview we will discuss: Planning your event (including breaks) Why the plan is imperative for success (start with why) Creating engagement and fighting Zoom fatigue Using the unique features of virtual platforms to take things up a notch Choosing among the different virtual platforms Starting small to build slowly Using a 90 Day Event Strategy Building relationships with sponsors Use the links below to connect with Alecia on her website or social media platforms. She also has several free resources available through her website, that link is below as well. Resources Page: https://eventistrybyalecia.com/resources/ Website: https://eventistrybyalecia.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/eventistrybyal/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EventistrybyAlecia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventistrybyalecia/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eventistrybyalecia/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
31:44
December 15, 2020
70 Richard Walsh: How to Escape the Owner Prison
Richard Walsh joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to escape the owner prison. So many small business owners are trapped in a position where they are sacrificing income, family life and independence. Richard's book "Escape the Owner Prison" helps them find the keys to escape! (While still staying in business and increasing profits.) Here are a few of the topics we covered: What is the "Owner Prison"? How to distinguish yourself from the pack Ways to decrease hours while increasing profits The difference between providing a service and running a business Starting with the exit strategy Following the map to get to where you want to be Richard is offering a free e-book and webinar to the Learning from Smart People audience.  Additionally, you can connect with him on his website and social media platforms. Build Value/Build Profits ebook: https://bit.ly/3jHgkmYbvbpreg 3 secrets Webinar: https://bit.ly/2GpTKjSwebinarreg Escape the Owner Prison book: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=escape+the+owner+prison&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss Website: http://www.escapetheownerprison.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.walsh.9231    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-walsh-866ab237/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 10, 2020
69 Mary Strachan: How Marketing is Like a Lamp
Today's guest is Mary Strachan who talked about how marketing is like a lamp. Mary joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her expertise as a marketing strategist. Her mission is to simplify marketing, amplify impact and avoid burning out. As you listen to the show, here are some things you will learn: The 2 functions of a lamp that directly relate to marketing. My gift (or curse) for using analogies The importance of being of service Why your business needs to support your lifestyle and not the other way around Understanding who you are and what your business is about How that understanding impacts the way you market Aligning your business decisions with who you are You can find Mary on the website below: Website: https://www.marymstrachan.com/ She is also offering a free digital copy of the Find My Alignment Kit. It is designed to allow the real you to shine through in your business and marketing. Free Resource: https://www.marymstrachan.com/get-your-kit/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 8, 2020
68 Alex Minor: How to Start Video Marketing
In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, my guest is Alex Minor who talks about how to start video marketing your business. With an extensive background in music, video and graphic design, Alex brings a creative yet practical perspective on video marketing. Here are a few things you will learn during the course of this interview: What is a Video Marketing's Strategist? The difference between a videographer and a video marketing strategist Why business owners should focus on LinkedIn The pros and cons of Facebook advertisements How Facebook advertisements are different than boosting a post Content creation strategies for small businesses Simple success strategies for YouTube You can find out more about Alex Minor and his company Eye AM Media using the links below: Website: http://www.eyeammedia.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/thealexminor LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexminor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thealexminor Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thealexminor YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/alxmnr Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 3, 2020
67 Kaitlyn Study: How to Grow Your Online Reach as a Business
Today on the Learning from Smart People Podcast we discuss how to grow your online reach as a business. My guest is Kaitlyn Study, the owner and creative director of South Street & Company, a digital marketing agency. She helps small to medium-size businesses to grow utilizing online tools. As you listen to this episode of the podcast, here are a few things to pay attention to: The 2 key things you should do when starting your business How Kaitlyn started her business (and how you can as well) What is "Review Marketing" and why is it so important? Why every business should claim their "Google My Business" profile The power of automating your business In addition to connecting with Kaitlyn through social media and learning more about her on her website, you can download "How to…" Videos, downloadables, courses and programs from their resource toolbox for free. Website : https://www.southstreetmarketing.com  Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/southstreetco  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southstreet_co Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyn-m-cook/ Resources: http://southstreetmarketing.com/toolbox Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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December 1, 2020
66 Donna Kozik: The Art of Gratitude and the Power of Writing
In this episode, we talk about the art of gratitude and the power of writing with Donna Kozik, a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She has written multiple books and is currently the chief editor on the Community Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude. This is the Thanksgiving Day episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate topic or guest! Whether you are listening on Thanksgiving Day (USA) or any other day of the year, here are some key things to listen for: The inspiration for the Community Book Project How this edition came to be Why Donna selected gratitude as the theme for this project Interesting things that people are grateful for The challenge of keeping the gratitude essays to 200 words The past and the future of the Community Book Projects You can connect with Donna through her website and social media. She graciously offered a free gratitude journal which is linked below as well. Free Download: http://www.TheGratitudeJournalProject.com Website:  http://www.FreeBookPlanner.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/DonnaKozik Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/donnakozik/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnakozik/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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November 26, 2020
65 Shawn Walchef: How to become a digital storyteller for your business
My guest is Shawn Walchef from CaliBBQ who shared tips about how to become a digital storyteller for your business. In addition to owning a barbecue restaurant, he has created a digital media company. As much as I wanted to talk about barbecue, we stayed on topic and talked about business, branding and marketing. Here are a few of the topics we covered: Stay curious and keep learning Don't be afraid to ask for help You can do absolutely amazing things with your smart phone Digital Marketing does not have to be that difficult How to build your online presence Establishing your online credibility for when people Google you You can use the links below to find Sean online. Remember that if you visit his restaurant in San Diego, mention that you heard about him on Learning from Smart People and you will receive a free peach cobbler! Website: www.calibbq.media Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/shawnpwalchef Facebook:  http://facebook.com/shawnpwalchef Instagram:  http://instagram.com/calicomfortbbq Linkedin: @calicomfortbbq Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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November 24, 2020
64 Shannon Tacheny: Cultivating a Brand with Depth and Personality
Shannon Tacheny from Feather Blue Studios talks about how to cultivate a brand with depth and personality on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. As a brand and marketing strategist, she brings a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs and the expertise to propel them to a brand that is deep, joyful, simple and beautiful. Here are some of the things you will hear in this episode: Adoration for dark chocolate! How cultivating a deeply rooted brand will draw the right clients A reminder that business growth has challenges Why growing slow is okay The art of bringing all of yourself into your brand and business The caution to not allow your brand and business to consume your entire life You can connect with Shannon through her website and social media. Check out the free vault of resources on her website as well. Free Resources: https://www.featherbluestudios.com/freebies Website: http://www.FeatherBlueStudios.com Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/FeatherBlueStudios Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/FeatherBlueStudios Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:01
November 19, 2020
63 Casey Stubbs: Trading, Entrepreneurship and Building a Business
In episode 63 I interview Casey Stubbs about trading, entrepreneurship and building a business. He is an Army veteran and a father of nine! The Learning from Smart People Podcast salutes him for his service and respects him for his bravery in raising a house full of kids. Casey has a business teaching people about fulfilling their financial dreams and achieving financial freedom through trading in the stock market. During this interview, he talks about stock market trading as well as running a small business. Here are some things to listen for: The amazing potential the stock market presents even for young people The importance of developing a team (and how that can increase your revenue) How to utilize marketing funnels to build your business and grow your revenue Expanding your business through effective web traffic Creating a mindset that helps you to achieve your goals You can check out Casey's website and podcast as well as connect with him on social media using the links below: Website: www.tradingstrategyguides.com Website: www.caseystubbs.com Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1364693088?at=1000lSDb Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caseystubbs Twitter: http://twitter.com/caseystubbs Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/caseystubbs YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/caseystubbs Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
29:56
November 17, 2020
62 Steven Wilcox: How to Launch a Product with Crowdfunding
This episode is all about how to launch a product with crowdfunding. My guest is Steven Wilcox, founder of PARKIT, an outdoor brand that encourages you to get outside and enjoy the exploration. PARKIT launched their first product, an outdoor chair called VOYAGER, utilizing Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform. Here are some things you learn about in this episode: Steven's background in brand building and outdoor brands How he developed the concept for his product His amazing story of success, creating $500,000 in sales in 60 days The important work that goes on before the launch and after the launch (this is what ultimately makes the product successful.) The power of combining passion, vision and knowledge To find out more about PARKIT and the VOYAGER, check out their website: Website: https://parkitmovement.com/ You can learn more about Steven through his website and social media: Website: https://www.stevenewilcox.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenewilcox/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenewilcox/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:59
November 12, 2020
61 Bonnie Artman Fox: What Contributes to Conflict in the Workplace
Have you ever wondered what contributes to conflict in the workplace? Bonnie Artman Fox, a workplace conflict expert, is my guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. During this episode, she explains how your family experience growing up impacts the way that you interact with others in the workplace. Today is a special day for Bonnie and she launches her newest book, "How Did My FAMILY Get In My OFFICE?!"  Here are some things to listen for in this episode: What is the "Workplace Family Factor?" Looking at the past is not to assign blame or shame, it's to understand Understanding yourself strengthens your emotional intelligence The definition of a "Mokita" and what you should do about it How to take a "Conflict Time Off" The only person you can change is you! Get your copy of "How Did My FAMILY Get In My OFFICE?!" today: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/How-Did-FAMILY-Get-OFFICE-ebook/dp/B08M6GYPFJ/ Connect with Bonnie Artman Fox through her web site and Social Media: Website: www.BonnieArtmanFox.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AConsciousChoiceLLC/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnieartmanfox/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
33:52
November 10, 2020
60 Answering Your Calling with Sherrie Dunlevy
In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Sherrie Dunlevy gives tips on answering your calling. Sherrie is a former TV anchor and radio host who came to realize that her life and professional experiences were preparing her for something else. Here are some things to listen for in this Learning from Smart People interview: Sherrie's experience of grief in losing a child Why she was hesitant to "answer her calling" What she did when she couldn't find the resources she needed for her grief Her choice to self publish her book (there are several major benefits!) Her journey to make her book of reality How she used her loss to be a support for others You can connect with Sherrie through her website and social media platforms.  Website: http://www.sherriedunlevy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smccutcheondunlevy Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gradgrief/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherriedunlevy/ Book: http://www.sherriedunlevy.com/author Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherriedunlevy Instagram: https://instagram.com/sherriedunlevy Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
29:05
November 5, 2020
59 How to Build a Resilient Business with Nicole Neer
If you've ever wondered how to build a resilient business, my guest Nicole Neer shares the answers on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Nicole runs Bloom Admin Services, a company that provides virtual support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. On top of dealing with the current pandemic, she also lives with four chronic health concerns. Her business needs to be resilient not just because of our current economic environment but because of her personal circumstances. Here are some things to listen for in this episode of Learning from Smart People: Lessons from living with a chronic illness How those lessons serve as preparation for entrepreneurship Unique ways in which entrepreneurship is great for people with health challenges How do you build a resilient business? Creating an efficient workforce and business Mistakes to avoid! Nicole has generously offered a free master class providing a roadmap to market your business using a simple strategy that gives you a steady stream of word-of-mouth referrals. Use the links below to download the toolkit and connect with Nicole. Toolkit: http://resilientbusinesstoolkit.com Website: http://bloomadminservices.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BloomAdministrativeServices Instagram:  http://instagram.com/theresilientva Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wnicoleneer/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:39
November 3, 2020
58 Creating a Blog and Leveraging Your Online Writing Skills with Tiffiny Carlson
Tiffiny Carlson is my guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We spoke about creating a blog and leveraging your online writing skills for credibility, education and money. As you will hear in the show, Tiffiny and I became quadriplegics within five days of each other in 1993. Here are some key points to listen for: Tiffiny's story of how she came to understand herself after her spinal cord injury Her first connection with other people with spinal cord injuries (through AOL!) How she was blogging before there was even a word for blogging Tips for sharing your story effectively Polishing your online writing skills Finding a niche in the writing industry (and then branching out) Sharing your struggles can be a teachable moment for others You can make money online as a writer but, more importantly, you can also make a difference in the lives of others! You can find Tiffiny online through her website as well as SPINALpedia. Her social media contacts are listed below as well. Website: http://www.beautyability.com Website: https://spinalpedia.com/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TiffCarlson Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tiffiny.carlson1/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tiffcarlson Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffinycarlson/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:57
October 29, 2020
57 How to Land a Branded Talk with Corey Poirier
Corey Poirier joined me to explain how to land a branded talk. He has delivered multiple TEDx, MoMondays and PMx presentations and shares that expertise with the Learning from Smart People Podcast audience. He is also the author of "The Book of WHY and HOW" and has started his own version of branded talks called bLU Talks. Here are a few things to listen for during the podcast: Why delivering a branded talk is important Steps to increase your likelihood of making the stage The top secrets of influential leaders Common traits of top communicators The value of lifelong learning The importance of a personal mission statement (and how to create one) Corey is offering a free copy of his book entitled "The Book of Public Speaking" which can be downloaded at the link below: Website: http://www.thebookofpublicspeaking.com You can also connect with him through his website and social media channels. Website: http://www.blutalks.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thatspeakerguy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/corey.poirier.1 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thatspeakerguy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speakercoreypoirier/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
31:18
October 27, 2020
56 Leadership and Adversity with Dan Blanchard
Inner-city schoolteacher Dan Blanchard spoke about leadership and adversity on today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A special education teacher in one of the largest inner-city schools in Connecticut, he shares his insights with conviction and passion. Here are a few things to listen for in this episode: Dan's own personal experiences with adversity How his story and his brother's story have different outcomes Drawing energy from adversity Ways to encourage your children to build success skills Tips for working on your confidence The importance of being a lifelong learner Dan is offering his fantastic book "The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men" for free until midnight 10/22/2020. I would encourage you to get your copy! You can also connect with him on social media. Book: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Young-Become-Granddaddys-Secrets-ebook/dp/B07CNY22NW/ Website: www.DanBlanchard.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/dan007blanchard Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.blanchard.186/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blanchard_dan/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-blanchard-author-speaker-educator-and-tv-host-82a69723/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
34:54
October 22, 2020
55 Founding a Business as a Female with April Elaine Powell
Interior Designer April Elaine Powell joined the podcast to talk about founding a business as a female. She has launched several businesses and is using her talent and passion to serve her clients and support other female designers. Here are some things to listen for: The lessons she learned in the male-dominated culinary field How to turn being a female entrepreneur into an asset Life is not easy or fair Pointers for building a community Why you shouldn't wait to start your brilliant dream April Elaine has generously offered a 30 minute consultation to any of my listeners on any of the topics from this podcast including those pesky interior design dilemmas. Here's how you can get a hold of her: Website: http://www.sbidcollective.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hersoulbrand Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aprilepowell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbidcollective Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hersoulbrand2aprilpowell/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
31:32
October 20, 2020
54 Clean Out Your Lifecloset with Corbie Mitleid
Corbie Mitleid, author of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset", joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. It was a fun interview with some interesting points to ponder. Here are a few things to listen for during the podcast: Facing what we are taught – "Somebody Else Knows Better Than We Do." Dealing with adversity How to "think like a Martian." A major fallacy in self-help books (it's the author's fault!) The four keys to self-knowledge (not surprisingly, these are the four sections of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset") You can find out more about Corbie Mitleid can connect with her through the links below: Website: http://www.cleanoutyourlifecloset.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firethroughspirit Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CorbieMitleid Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/cmitleid/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/corbie_mitleid/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bVaJVJ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:29
October 15, 2020
53 Grow Your Business with Craig Daley
Want to know how to grow your business? Craig Daley is your guy! In this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast, Craig talks about his experiences in starting and growing his own businesses as an entrepreneur as well as his current work in helping small business owners to experience exponential growth in business. Here are a few things to listen for in this podcast: Why 50% of small businesses fail in the first year What many business owners do wrong before they even start Creating a budget and turning the process upside down Where to find funding for your business (and why a bank might not be the best place!) Choosing the right business structure Expenses that can kill your small business quickly Craig has offered a free 30 minute consultation on any business topic that you are curious about, have questions about or need guidance on. Go to the website below, click on "Contact Us" and use the code "SP30". Website: www.pmg-consult.org You can connect with Craig  using the links below: Twitter: http://twitter.com/daley_craig Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/interwealth Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
34:28
October 13, 2020
51 Social Entrepreneurship with Kuda Biza
Kuda Biza gave insight into social entrepreneurship on this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast. As a social entrepreneur himself, he uses his abilities as an entrepreneur to address the global issues of education and hunger. Listen for these key points: Kuda's back story of becoming an entrepreneur at age 9 Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship Why your business should have a purpose (and why you should also!) The importance of living outside your comfort zone How to reboot your life Making a difference in the world around you Kuda has offered a free master goal list and goal worksheet on his website. You can download it at the link below. Website:  https://www.spearmethod.com/ You can also connect with him on social media: Website: www.thisismyera.com   Instagram:  http://instagram.com/kudabiza Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuda-biza-2073a116/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:18
October 8, 2020
50 Be a Better Boss Now with Joe Mull
In episode 50 the topic is how to be a better boss, now! My guest for this landmark episode is Joe Mull, author of "Cure for the Common Leader" and "No More Team Drama". On a side note, I am blown away that we are already releasing episode 50! That is halfway to 100. (Math is my strong point…) Thank you to everyone that has been listening to the podcast. The numbers continue to grow and you, my listeners, are the reason I keep going. Here are some things to listen for in this episode: The connection between leadership and self-awareness Why leaders have to care about their people How to meet your team where they are Matching your style of leadership to each team member's needs Adjusting your expectations of what can be accomplished in the current climate What leaders should focus on You can find out more information about Joe, his presentations and his forthcoming podcast through the links below. You can also subscribe to his free continuing education videos and resources for leaders. Website: http://www.joemull.com Resources:  http://BossBetterNow.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joemull77 Facebook: http://facebook.com/joemullspeaker Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/joemull77 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemull/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:26
October 6, 2020
49 Knowing Your Blindspots with Brian Wagner
Brian Wegner's insight on knowing your blind spots comes from his personal experiences and offers lessons for everybody. It was my pleasure to welcome him as a guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Here are a few things to listen for: Every single one of us is unique Our uniqueness makes us amazing We all have blindness and blind spots Why the previous statement isn't always a bad thing! Knowing your vision and how to reach it You can find out more about Brian and his podcast "A Radical Vision" using the links below. He also has a membership site which is FREE! Website: http://www.ARadicalVision.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/aradicalvision Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aradicalvision Instagram: http://instagram.com/aradicalvision Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-radical-vision/ Free Membership Site:  https://brianwagner.podia.com/a-radical-vision-membership Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:22
October 1, 2020
48 Starting a Reselling Business with Matt Sulava
Matt Sulava joined me to talk about starting a reselling business. He is an entrepreneur with a plan for making money from a side hustle. In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast you'll hear: How Matt got started in the reselling business Tips for starting a reselling business for yourself Different niches in the reselling marketplace How to evaluate products for resale What reselling platforms are available and how to match the product to the platform Tools that streamline your reseller business How to use social media as a reseller If you are interested in connecting with Matt are catching up on his podcast "Road to Freedom," you can find him here: Twitter: http://twitter.com/mattsulava Instagram:  http://instagram.com/mattsulava Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/road-to-freedom-pod/id1507082906 Podbean: https://roadtofreedom.podbean.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0KiwFA0jeI2DJYmF3QiD3b?si=PcgHgwJtSdCVlpH938exDQ Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3JvYWR0b2ZyZWVkb20vZmVlZC54bWw?sa=X&ved=0CAYQrrcFahcKEwiQuOXT3Y7sAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
29:48
September 29, 2020
47 The College Cost Crisis with Bonnie Burkett
"Enough! The College Cost Crisis" author Bonnie Burkett joined me for a discussion about setting your children up to graduate from college with little to no debt. Her mission is to save families and students from the financial ruin of student debt. Some highlights to listen for: Bonnie's story of dealing with a lack of information when her daughter was in college Reverse engineering the plan for a college degree How parents can help their student discover their talents and interests An online resource for getting college credits at a drastically reduced price The importance of developing a customized plan to help your student beat the odds Why a college degree may not be required for everyone Bonnie is offering a free 15 minute consultation about college concerns for any of my listeners. Additionally, she has a free downloadable workbook to accompany her book and make the process doable.  Here are the links for Bonnie's website, book and social media: Website: http://www.lightwayenterprises.com Book: https://www.amazon.com/ENOUGH-College-Cost-Crisis-financial-ebook/dp/B0868Z6F7Y Twitter: https://twitter.com/LightwayLLP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collegecostcrisis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightwayllp/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnie-burkett-a85b1b14/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:06
September 24, 2020
46 Systems and Strategies with Katelyn Hamilton
Katelyn Hamilton joined the podcast to talk about systems and strategies for scaling your business and achieving success. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs go from overwhelmed to out in front. Here are some key points to listen for: The importance of having systems in place How systems help grow your business Why a lack of organization can hold you back Achieving forward momentum by strategizing and prioritizing Your role in holding yourself back Katelyn offered a special discount to listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: 50% off her Automate Everything course. Enter the code SMART to receive the discount. The course is available on her website and you can connect with her on social media using the following links: Website: https://www.katelynehamilton.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katelynehamilton Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katelynehamilton Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelynfish Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
31:24
September 22, 2020
45 Sales Strategies for Entrepreneurs with Jen Abel
My guest is Jen Abel, a B2B thought leader, discussing sales strategies for entrepreneurs. Her insights are on point for solopreneurs and Fortune 500 Companies. Here are some points to listen for: Why salespeople make the best entrepreneurs How your business needs to think about 2021 Why revenue is not the indicator to focus on How you can apply sales skills to every area of your life You can connect with Jen through the links below: Website: https://www.jjellyfish.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjen_abel Medium: https://medium.com/@jjen_abel Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenabel/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
29:42
September 17, 2020
44 The Get Up Girl with Joanna Vargas
The Get Up Girl, better known as Joanna Vargas, is my guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. She is a business coach, speaker and entrepreneur who is all about creating your own happiness in life. Here are some things to listen for in today's episode: Joanna's story of closing a brick-and-mortar studio and going virtual How she lost $250,000 in a business venture and got back up again Why Joanna Vargas is the Get Up Girl The concept of getting ready to get ready The bulletproof mindset (I think this one is brilliant!) You can find out more about Joanna Vargas using the links below: Website: www.thegetupgirl.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannavargasofficial Instagram: http://instagram.com/joannavargasofficial Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannavargasofficial/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:59
September 15, 2020
43 Outside the Box Marketing with Mark Newsome
Today we talked about Outside the Box Marketing with Mark Newsom (a.k.a. Mr. Marketing.) He is a small business marketing consultant that looks at nontraditional cash flow generation. Here are a few things to listen for in this episode: Nontraditional marketing strategies Networking with area businesses Generating referrals Inexpensive ways to generate traffic Ways to align yourself with "command central" Mark is offering listeners to the Learning from Smart People Podcast 2 free special reports called "Small Business Marketing Mastery". You can get in touch with him through his website or on LinkedIn. Website: http://www.youcanmarketonlinenow.com Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/askmarknewsome Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leavea review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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September 10, 2020
42 No Label Defines Me with Nathan Todd
Nathan Todd from "No Label Defines Me" Coaching is my guest on the Learning From Smart People Podcast. His passion for removing labels and helping people (especially people with disabilities) combat loneliness is evident, powerful and, most of all in these unprecedented times, relevant. Here are a few things to listen for in this episode: Nathan's personal story of being born with cerebral palsy The impact of living with a disability Labels and their power in your life The difference in perspective between lifelong disabilities and acquired disabilities Obstacles individuals with disabilities face in relationships You can connect with Nathan at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelonelinesscoach Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thelonelinesscoach Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
29:35
September 8, 2020
41 Servant Leadership with John DeSantis
Our topic today is "Servant Leadership" with John DeSantis from Rising Sun Consultants. He considers himself an average leader with above average intentions. As a reminder, Rising Sun Consultants is giving away 5 copies of their new book to listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Keep reading to find out how you could be eligible to win. Enjoy this practical look at leadership on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Here are a few things to listen for: The value of being deliberate and intentional Why you should throw out the "compliment sandwich" The fine art of being humble and being nice Leading with a Servant's heart every day Why you don't need to wait for a pandemic to push you to start! To find out more about John and Rising Sun Consultants, check out the links below: Website: https://www.risingsunconsultants.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/risingsunconsultantspa Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rising-sun-consultants/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/risingsunpa Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/risingsunconsultants/ How to enter to win a copy of "10 Keys to Effective Supervision" from Rising Sun Consultants: 1. Follow the Learning from Smart People Podcast on social media. (Links below.) 2. Leave a comment on our social media posts. 3. Increase your chances by following us on multiple platforms and commenting on multiple posts. Only one comment per user per post per social media platform will be eligible. 4. Only comments left between 8:00 a.m. EDT on September 3, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 11, 2020 will be eligible. 5. The five (5) winning comments will be chosen at random. The winners will be notified and the books will be shipped to them free of charge by Rising Sun Consultants. Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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September 3, 2020
40 Tugboat Coffee with Erik Barkley
Erik Barkley from Tugboat Coffee joined the podcast to talk about coffee roasting. Tugboat Coffee is the oldest wholesale only, specialty coffee roaster in the Chicagoland area. We talked about the art of coffee roasting as well as the business side of running a specialized, niche market small business. Here are several things to listen for: The origin of the name Tugboat Coffee The difference between light roast and dark roast Why coffee beans grown in different areas have different tastes The importance of supporting independent coffee roasters Tips for running a small B2B business After my conversation with Erik, I am tempted to give coffee another chance (and I have only had one cup of coffee in the last 25 years!) To learn more about Tugboat Coffee or to place an order, visit their website. Be sure to follow them on social media as well. Website: www.tugboatcoffee.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tugboatcoffee/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tugboatcoffee/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tugboat-coffee Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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September 1, 2020
39 Intentional Simplicity with Sarafina Arthur-Williams
Sarafina Arthur-Williams, founder and CEO of Intentional Simplicity, joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We talked about wellness and the importance of being grounded. Here are some key points to listen for: What is Intentional Simplicity? The concept of "Wellness" Miss Arthur-Williams work on the NOIR Collection 2020 project: "Blackness" The novel concept of meme therapy You can find out more about Intentional Simplicity LLC on their website or through their social media. Be sure to check out the meme therapy on Instagram. Website: https://liveintentionallysimplistic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intentionalsimplicityllc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentional_simplicity_llc/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/intentionalsimplicityllc Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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August 27, 2020
38 Handling Adversity with Casey Jourdan
My guest on today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Casey Jourdan. Her insight into dealing with change and adversity was phenomenal! Here are a few things to listen for: Casey's own experiences with adversity (a roadside bomb in Iraq and infertility!) How she is turning that adversity into a good thing Her view on change and evolution The seven elements of dealing with change You can find more information about Casey on her website. You can also connect with her on social media. She was kind enough to offer a free workbook which can be downloaded at the following link: Free Offer: http://www.caseyjoudan.com/projectplanner Web Site: www.caseyjourdan.com Instagram:  www.instagram.com/casey.jourdan Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/casey-jourdan Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:46
August 25, 2020
37 Analytics with Scott Harward
Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Scott Harward. He is an expert in data driven marketing with a focus on profit rather than impressions. Here are a few things to listen for during this podcast: What are Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Faux KPIs Tools to measure your website, ad campaigns and web traffic How to avoid getting scammed by marketing agencies You can connect with Scott on his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-harward/ You can also check out his new "Revenue Attribution" software: https://www.journicity.com/ Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:15
August 20, 2020
36 Justice for Brock with TW Brock
Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is TW Brock. In 1983, his father, William Brock, passed away from a gunshot wound to the head. At the time, it was ruled a suicide but TW is not so sure. He is on a mission to get justice for his father. Here are a few things to listen for: TW's story of finding out who his father was Meeting his father's family His father's work for racial equality The mysterious circumstances surrounding his father's passing TW's thoughts on how we move forward on racial issues today You can find TW on his website: http://www.JusticeForBrock.com Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
32:02
August 18, 2020
35 Launching a Podcast with Sebastian Rusk
Sebastian Rusk from the Podcast Launch Lab join us on Learning from Smart People to provide insight for anyone thinking about launching their own podcast. He was that we are in a new era of communication and this is a prime opportunity to get involved. Here are some things to listen for from this episode: Sebastian's background and how he learned about podcasting What is offered in a "done for you" podcasting platform Finding your "why" in launching a podcast Hosting and distribution options Sebastian has offered a free consultation to anyone who contact him at his website:  http://podcastlaunchlabnow.com/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
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August 13, 2020
34 It's All About Perspective
Rob Oliver, a.k.a. "Your Motivational Speaker" and the host of "Learning from Smart People" podcast, shares his perspective on perspective! It's a reminder that we can only see the world through our own eyes. As we strive to make the world a better place today and for the future, it is all about perspective! Here are some things to listen for in this episode: Why Cinderella is "so annoying"! The three perspectives in writing: first person, second person, third person The importance of acknowledging and valuing another person's perspective The need to recognize and actively fight against our own bias and prejudice No one else's view of me can diminish my value in any way! Although I can't see from another's perspective, I can be empathetic and supportive You can learn more about Rob, his books and his "Your Motivational Speaker" presentations using the links below: Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/
30:29
August 11, 2020
33 Survive and Thrive with Gavin Preston
Gavin Preston, an expert from the UK, joined the show to talk about his new book "Survive and Thrive: How to Secure, Scale and Succeed in Business”. He also shared several strategies about growing your business and achieving personal success. Here are some key moments from the show: Gavin's explanation of his background  The steps of the STRIVE process Developing an identity statement The value of neurolinguistic programming How changing your self talk can change your outcome Gavin was very generous with his offer to give his book away for free, audience members simply pay for shipping and handling. You can get the book or find out more information below: Book : www.surviveandthrive.cc Website: https://www.gavinpreston.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gavin.preston.58 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinpreston/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
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August 4, 2020
32 Dealing with Change
Rob Oliver talks about dealing with change. This is another opportunity to hear Rob's perspective on how we handle the circumstances around us and come out better than we were before. Here are a few key points: Change is inevitable Change is not good or bad, it all depends and how we react to it We can allow difficult circumstances to change us or use them to change the world We can be better after going through tough times that we were before! You can learn more about Rob and his books and presentations using the contact information below: Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
20:04
July 30, 2020
31 More than Mere Survival - Rob Oliver
Host Rob Oliver shares his thoughts about using this pandemic as an opportunity for growth. No guest, no interview, just Rob Oliver wearing his "Your Motivational Speaker" hat and delivering some of the key points from his new presentation called "More than Mere Survival." This presentation was developed in response to COVID-19 and draws lessons from Rob's personal rehabilitation and growth following his spinal cord injury that apply to individuals, nations and our entire world as we all grapple with life during this pandemic. Here are some points to listen for during this episode: Rob does not live in a van down by the river Rehabilitation and recovery is a slow process Why we can't "flip the switch" and go back to pre-pandemic conditions We are only given a limited number of minutes to live, make the most of them How to prepare for adversity The potential benefits of going through difficult situations Why Rob would not "undo" the day of his injury You can learn more about Rob and his books and presentations using the contact information below: Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
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July 28, 2020
30 Accessibility for Consumers and Businesses with 360-Access.com
Today's episode features 3 guests! The crew from 360-Access.com came by to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA and the release of their new accessibility mapping tool. It was an honor to interview Joanne Peterson and Marian Neilson again along with Madonna Long. Joanne and Marian are the first return guests on the Learning from Smart People Podcast, I guess this makes them Very Smart… Some of the points from the show: The size of the disability population both in the United States and internationally The potential buying power of that population Defining "Accessibility" and how the concept may differ from one person to another The Return on Investment for making your business accessible The rollout of 360-Access.com and how it works In case you had not picked it up yet, the website for 360 Access is: http://www.360-Access.com Keep an eye out for their app which will be launching in the next 6-8 weeks. Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:12
July 23, 2020
29 Creating a Niche Business with Tim Brant
Tim Brant, the founder and owner of Brant's Driving School, joined the podcast to talk about finding, creating, and scaling a business that meets a niche need. Brant's Driving School works with individuals with disabilities to assess their needs and match them with the proper adaptive equipment in order to experience the independence of being able to drive. Some things to listen for in this episode: Tim's back story on how he unintentionally found this niche The struggle of moving from a job with a steady paycheck to being self-employed The value of building relationships Scaling a business (from a part-time side hustle to one with 18 employees) As much as I enjoy the conversation because I am passionate about the independence that driving gives to individuals with disabilities, I also appreciated Tim's perspective on being an entrepreneur, building his business and the Brant brand. Check him out on the web or connect with him on LinkedIn. Web Site: https://brantsdrivingschool.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-brant-0a5a3825/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/ You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
33:49
July 21, 2020
28 Creating Your Destiny with Nick Davies
Nick Davies, a business, career, and health coach, joined the show to talk about his journey, What he has learned from his experiences and how he uses that knowledge to help others in their journey. Here are a few of the points we touched on during the interview: Nick's personal journey that led him to quit his job in the financial services industry to travel the world His struggle to find a place where he could fit in His decision to create the life he wanted The importance of having a guide on your journey to success and happiness Tips for making a change in your own life Here is Nick's contact information: Email: nick@proadvisorcoach.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nick.davies.980315 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachnicholasdavies/ Nick told me off air that he would offer LFSP listeners complimentary access to his ‘thinking’ tool. "We cant change anything in our lives without being aware of it. MindScan allows us to take a dive into what we can't see." Here is the link https://www.proadvisorcoach.com/coachnick-mindscan Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:45
July 16, 2020
27 Get Clients thru LinkedIn with Matt Clark
Matthew Clark, cofounder of The Virtual Edge, joined us from South Africa to talk about The Rainmaker System. It is a 3 stage, nine step process that helps his clients generate 2 – 5 leads per day on LinkedIn. By the way, we have now had guests from Europe, Africa and North America.  If you have a guest suggestion from  Asia, Australia, South America or even Antarctica, I'd love to hear it! Here are several of the important topics we covered: Creating relationships versus acquiring sales Laser focusing on your target audience Knowing your client, especially their pain points A LinkedIn makeover that focuses on your ideal client The stages and steps of the Rainmaker System Matthew mentioned the free videos and resources that are available on his website listed below. He also encouraged listeners to connect with him on Facebook (if you do, tell him that you heard him on Listening from Smart People!) Website: https://thevirtualedge.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclarksa/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:55
July 14, 2020
26 Starting and Scaling a Business with Rick Jordan
Rick Jordan was our guest today and talked about his journey as an entrepreneur. After losing his job, he created and grew an IT Services firm with sales over 10 million dollars a year. Some key points from this episode: Rick's rough start, laid off and only making $900 a month His story of personal growth from losing his father and the birth of his twins Growing your business Guidance for those starting a business Situational Ethics Some cyber-security tips  You can find Rick and his podcast using the links below: Website: www.RickJordan.tv Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/mrrickjordan Twitter: @mrrickjordan Facebook: @mrrickjordan Instagram: @mrrickjordan Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:59
July 9, 2020
25 Book Writing and Storytelling with Rob Oliver
In honor of our 25th episode, we flipped the script! Josh Oliver guest hosts and interviews Rob Oliver about storytelling and book writing. It’s an interesting role reversal when Rob is answering questions instead of asking. This episode is for more than just aspiring authors, it’s about why stories are important and how to pass along wisdom, history and experience. Here are a few things to listen for: The traditions of storytelling The effect of telling a story The value of a written record of your experiences and wisdom The process for writing a book What to do with your book once it is written Why everyone has a book in them The value of being an author Rob also offered a free 20 minute consultation to anyone that is considering writing a book. You can sign up for your session at his publishing company’s website: http://www.IX-Press.com You can also find out more information about Rob, in his books and his speaking business at: http://www.YourMotivationalSpeaker.com Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:57
July 7, 2020
24 Rent the Chicken with Phil and Jenn Tompkins
This episode features the "Rent the Chicken" people.  Jenn and Phil Tompkins (AKA Homestead Jenn and Homestead Phil) have a chicken rental business based just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. It was such a novel idea that I felt like I had to interview them.  Here are some of the things we talked about: An explanation of exactly what Rent the Chicken is! The inspiration for Rent the Chicken How the business expanded to include Hatch the Chicken and acquire affiliates across North America The use of other chicken related products in creating new revenue streams Homestead Phil and Homestead Jenn's definition of success You can find out more about their company and how you can Rent the Chicken for your family at the links below: Website: www.rentthechicken.com Twitter: @RentTheChicken Facebook:  @RentTheChicken Instagram:  @RentTheChicken Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Please Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:47
July 2, 2020
23 Greek Food, Culture & Cooking with the Staikopoulos Family
We turn up the international flavor on Learning from Smart People with Greek Cooking experts Kelly Staikopoulos, Joanne Marzella, and Jackie Marzella. Their family traces its roots back to the Greek Island of Karpathos and they have shared their family's recipes  and culture in a cookbook. Some highlights from the interview include: The amazing person that Joanne and Kelly's mom was and why they called her Kukla Quantifying terms like "a pinch", "a dash" and "a wineglass full" Exploring relatively unknown cuisines "Greekifying" traditional recipes The importance of relationships The steps to taking on a project like this If you are interested in learning more, ordering a cookbook or following them on social media here are the links: Website: kuklaskouzina.com Twitter: @KuklasKouzina Facebook:  facebook.com/KuklasKouzinaCB Instagram:  @kuklaskouzina YouTube:  youtube.com/channel/UCCrlfUm8ag8YgpvekWmqYIw Pinterest:  pinterest.com/kuklaskouzina/ Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kelly-salonica-staikopoulos-350ab414/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
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June 30, 2020
22 Finding Significance with Lauren Scheiffer
"The Colonel's Daughter", Lauren Scheiffer CSP, visited Learning from Smart People to share Colonels of Wisdom.  The daughter of a career United States Air Force officer, she shared with us some of the nuggets of wisdom that her father taught her. Reading her book and listening to her talk about him, you will have to agree, the Colonel was a wise man! Here are some of the takeaways from this episode: The difference between success and significance How we treat others defines our significance The importance of showing respect to everyone  How respect to all is different that having respect for everyone Use what you've got and just show up For a limited time Lauren's new book is available in ebook form for $0.99: https://www.amazon.com/Colonels-Wisdom-Significance-Daughters-Reflection-ebook/dp/B08958PNVN/ You can also connect with Lauren on her website or social media platforms: Website: www.LaurenSchieffer.com Twitter: @LSchiefferCSP Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Lauren-Schieffer-CSP-The-Colonels-Daughter-191278604217872/   Instagram:  @LaurenSchieffer Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenannschieffer/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:56
June 25, 2020
21 Entrepreneurship with Chris Ippolito
The host of the "Get Coached Podcast", Chris Ippolito, joined the podcast. He shared information about what he has learned from the business coaches and experts he has interviewed on his podcast as well as his personal journey towards entrepreneurship. Here are some of the highlights from the episode: Chris's personal story of feeling the need to leave a legacy Themes that have emerged from his podcast interviews The importance of investing in relationships The return on investment from those relationships The importance of finding your "Why?" You can check out Chris's podcast and connect with him on social media using the links below. If you are interested, ask him for a list of the books that he has found most useful on his entrepreneurial journey. Website: getcoachedpodcast.com Twitter: @chrisippolito Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.ippolito Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/christopher.ippolito/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherippolito/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:58
June 23, 2020
20 Resiliency with Dar Dixon
Actor, writer, producer and director Dar Dixon joined the podcast to share his life story. It's a story of escaping from a revolution, experiencing bigotry, involvement in a cult and, ultimately, becoming a Hollywood actor. Here are some of the highlights from the show: Nothing lasts forever Breaking bread together breaks down barriers Dar's advice about achieving difficult goals Art is life and life is art Dar's incredible journey and fantastic outlook You can learn more about Dar and his podcast by visiting his website: www.dardixon.com Here is the link to the free audio download from Centerpointe – "15 Minute Rescue and Renew": https://dardixon.com/15-minute-rescue-renew-soundtrack/ While you're on his website, be sure to check out the interview that I did with him for his podcast. Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:41
June 18, 2020
19 Become an Online Contributor with Dani Hao
In this episode we learn from Dani Hao about developing a brand identity and becoming a contributor to online (and print) publications. It's a fresh new take on PR that shares your information in unique, yet targeted venues. Some of the key points include: Knowing your niche and/or finding it Creating a brand persona Defining your audience Developing a voice for your brand Researching the keywords for your message (kwfinder.com was one tool) Finding the right publication to target The pitch process for becoming a contributor Dani kindly offered a 30 minute free consultation to Learning from Smart People listeners. When you schedule yours, let her know you heard her here. Use the scheduling link below: https://calendly.com/dani-hao If you'd like to follow Dani and Procurify, here's where you can find them: Website: www.procurify.com Twitter: @procurify Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Procurify/   Instagram: @Procurifyteam Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/daniellehao/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
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June 16, 2020
18 Freelance Writing with Laura Briggs
Today's guest on "Learning from Smart People" is Laura Briggs. She has the experience of being an entrepreneur as well as an author and shared her insights about freelance writing. Here are a few of the key points she shared: Her passion and vision moved her business from a side hustle to a six-figure endeavor There has never been a better time to start freelancing You can do this at any age or stage of life Freelancing opens a world of flexibility for employment There are certain personality traits you need to be successful It can take some time to ramp this business up If you would like to contact Laura, here's where you can find her: Website: www.betterbizacademy.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/laurapenningtoninternational Instagram:  @authorlaurabriggs Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/laurapenningtonwrites Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:24
June 11, 2020
17 Telling Your Story with Mandi Moon
Marketing consultant Mandi Moon was our guest as she talked about telling your story online to grow your business. Her insight is extremely helpful for sales teams, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Key takeaways from this episode include: The 3 story categories (Founder's, Purpose, and Value) The one BIG mistake to avoid! How to consistently tell your stories How to consistently curate new stories Mandi has a free video series on how to further develop your stories at her website. Website: www.mandimoonconsulting.com Facebook:  @mandimoonconsulting Instagram:  @mandimoonconsulting Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandi-moon-a5a63037/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: Twitter: @LFSPPodcast Instagram: @LFSPPodcast Facebook: @LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:42
June 9, 2020
16 Putting Passion into Action with Doug Cornfield
Children's book author Doug Cornfield joined the Learning from Smart People podcast. We talked about his book, "A Pound of Kindness" and the sports camps that he and his business partner, Dave Clark, run for kids and young adults with disabilities. During the interview, Doug talked about the following: The greatest mostly unknown story in sports The need to develop a great product that you can actually sell The importance of finding and following your passions The danger of focusing on the "No's" Understanding that you are the best salesperson for your book Having a purpose and broader vision for your business Why he and Dave called their business "Best Burn" You can find out more about Doug and his book at: http://www.apoundofkindness.net He mentioned 2 promo codes. The first was for a free download of "A Pound of Kindness" as an e-book, the promo code is "stayhome". The second was for free shipping on all their books, as well as a free coloring book with the purchase of the children's book, that promo code is "D3Day". Website : www.D3Day.com and www.apoundofkindness.net Twitter: @PoundofKindness Facebook : @APoundofKindness Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug7cornfield/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:02
June 4, 2020
15 Mini Mentors with Adam Mendler
Fellow podcaster Adam Mendler, host of Thirty Minute Mentors joined the show to talk about what he's learned from interviewing leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the points covered during this episode include: The power of mentorship The importance of ethics Pivotal decisions and how they shape us The lasting legacy of great leaders You can find 30 Minute Mentors on most Podcast platforms. You can connect with Adam here: Podcast: www.thirtyminutementors.com Website:  www.adammendler.com Twitter: @adammendler Facebook:  www.facebook.com/amendler   Instagram:  @adammendler Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/adammendler/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:35
June 2, 2020
14 New Normal with Katie Newell
Katie Newell, the host of "A Whole Newell World" on YouTube joined the show to talk about the "New Normal". Her expertise comes from her experiences with a child with multiple food allergies. Some of the highlights of the interview include: New & different does not necessarily mean bad A fulfilling and joyful life is possible no matter the circumstances Life is fragile In the battle against the unknown, knowledge is the key Alternatives do exist You can find Katie's "A Whole Newell World" Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWZQN45-O61HjcPZHbyNJQ Facebook: facebook.com/kdbnewell Instagram: @ohkatiebee You can download Katie's Favorite Food Alternatives here: http://learningfromsmartpeople.com/FoodSubstitutes.pdf Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:48
May 28, 2020
13 Diversity Certification with Joanne Peterson & Marian Neilson
Joanne Peterson and Marian Neilson from getdiversitycertified.com joined "Learning from Smart People" to talk about opportunities to have your small business certified as a diverse business. Here are some of the key pieces of information they shared: The variety of diverse categories in which a business can be certified The purpose and value of certification The process of certification The various levels on which you can be certified The qualifications for certification Self certification versus third-party certification Developing a strategy for certification During the conversation they provided a number of resources for getting your business certified. Here are the links to those websites: Diversity Certification Eligibility Survey Link: https://getdiversitycertified.com/survey/ DUNS Number: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ SAM: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ 3rd parties Disability:IN: https://disabilityin.org/ (Person with Disability or Disabled owned businesses.) NaVOBA: https://navoba.org/ (Veteran and service disabled owned businesses) NGLCC: http://www.nglcc.org/ (LGBT businesses.) NMSDC: http://www.nmsdc.org/nmsdc/ (Minority (for their certifying purpose NMSDC defines minority as Asian, Black, Hispanic and/or Native American business owner that is “at least 1/4 or 25% minimum” of one of these categories) business.) NVBDC: http://www.nvbdc.org/ (Veteran and Service-Disabled owned businesses.) NWBOC: http://www.nwboc.org/ (Women businesses) USPAACC: https://uspaacc.com/ (Asian American owned businesses.) USWCC: http://uswcc.org/ (Women owned businesses) WBENC: http://www.wbenc.org/ (Women businesses) If you are interested in contacting Joanne and Marian, here is their information: Website: https://getdiversitycertified.com Twitter: @DiverseBizBlog Instagram: @abator_infosvcs LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abator-information-services-inc-/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:59
May 26, 2020
12. Servant Leadership with Tom Crea
Retired Army Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Tom Crea joined host Rob Oliver to talk about Servant Leadership. Tom talked about how his understanding of leadership was built during his time in the Army and how he uses that training to help build leadership skills in others. During the interview, Tom shared the following concepts: The importance of self-awareness as a leader Leadership is never about you as a leader, it's about your people The importance of humility and vulnerability Accountability as a leadership tool The value of assessments Tom offered a free e-book, tip sheets as well as assessment tools as free gifts to the Learning from Smart People listeners. You can receive those by using the "Contact" page on his website below. Website: blackhawkspeaks.com Website: blackhawkcoach.com YouTube: youtube.com/c/blackhawkspeaks Twitter: @blackhawkspeaks Facebook:  @blackhawkspeaks Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/thomascrea Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:06
May 21, 2020
11. Social Capital with Al Condeluci
My guest for episode 11 of Learning from Smart People is Al Condeluci from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is a consultant and trainer and we discussed the revolutionary concept of "Social Capital." We all understand the concept of financial investments. Social Capital takes those ideas and applies them to relationships. In much the same way as we would like to watch our financial portfolio grow, as we invest in relationships, we are watching the value of our community grow. During the show Al covered several interesting topics: The increase of loneliness and social isolation (even pre-COVID-19.) Which populations are most at risk The definition of "Social Capital" How this concept provides an antidote to social isolation The four key steps to intentionally building Social Capital Al has a number of free resources available at his website, listed below. There are videos, downloads and other resources including his TEDx talk. Website: www.alcondeluci.com Twitter: @acondeluci Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-condeluci-a47ba95/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:13
May 19, 2020
10. PR Strategies with Gaynor Meilke
"Learning from Smart People" has reached double digits! My guest on this milestone episode is Gaynor Meilke, the Bona Fide Business Guide. We talked about how to secure positive PR opportunities. Some of the key takeaways from this episode are: The definition of PR (it's more than just getting on Good Morning America!) Effective PR requires a plan and strategy Tips for finding journalists and building relationships with them How to create a simple introductory pitch Essential tools for PR seekers (See list below Gaynor's contact info.) Gaynor generously offered a free media release template as well as a PR strategy consultation by contacting her at the email below. Email Address: gaynor@bonafidebusinessguide.com Website: bonafidebusinessguide.com Twitter: @BFBizGuide Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BonaFideBusinessGuide/ Instagram:  @GMeilke Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaynormeilke/ Where to find PR tools: Follow media reps on Twitter HelpaReporter.com (HARO) ANewsTip.com PressReleaseEngine.com Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
32:41
May 14, 2020
9. Your Past Doesn't Define Your Future with Katie Woodland
"Learning from Smart People" has gone international! My guest today is Katie Woodland from "across the pond" in the UK. Katie is a "maverick psychologist" and on today's episode we talked about how your past does not define your future. With a history of physical, verbal and sexual abuse, she helps her clients to recover from the traumatic events in their lives using the tools that she used to recover from hers. Some of the takeaways from Episode 9 include: The positive thinking myth can keep you stuck in negativity Mental Illness is not an "illness" at all 3 easy (and free) activities to release serotonin and clear cortisol You are the most powerful person in making decisions about your future The power of small successes The safest way to overcome obstacles in life, business and relationships Katie has a number of courses available here. You can connect with her using the information below. Website: https://www.katiewoodland.co.uk/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowisunwritten/ Instagram: @katie._.woodland Twitter: @wookat1983  Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:19
May 12, 2020
8. Creating Change with Coach Monique DeMonaco
This episode of "Learning from Smart People" features an interview with Coach Monique DeMonaco. Coach Monique is a change management expert. Today she shared her expertise on creating change in your life. During this episode you will learn about: Coach Monique's personal story including undiagnosed learning disabilities The difference between a change management coach and a therapist The concept of neuro-plasticity Coach Monique's trademark Delete Delete™ technique for changing your thought patterns Barriers to creating change Information is Power Coach Monique made an offer exclusively for listeners of the "Learning from Smart People" podcast. Send her an email mentioning this podcast and she will send you a free chapter from her latest book. Please visit her website and make use of the "Resource Page" as well as her videos and webinars. Email Address: monique@coachmonique.com Phone: 412.408-2098 Website: www.CoachMonique.com Twitter: @TheCoachMonique Facebook: @CoachMoniquePGH Instagram: @TheCoachMonique Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/moniquedemonaco/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Visit us at: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our “Subscribe” page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
29:44
May 7, 2020
7. Education in the 21st Century with Brandon McCall
Brandon McCall joined the "Learning from Smart People" Podcast to talk about Learning in the 21st Century. Brandon is the principal and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy in West Mifflin, PA.  During this episode Brandon shared the following: His personal story of starting a school (from a conceptual conversation to a functioning organization) Re-examining the definition of education and the process of learning The importance of being a lifelong learner The unique ways that people learn The core principles of learning (no matter your age) One tool for becoming a better communicator Looking retrospectively at the impact of what I'm doing The importance of communication in creating change You can find out more information about Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy using this contact information: Website: http://www.cornerstoneprep.net Phone: 412-466-1919 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CornerstonePrep Brandon's personal contact information: Twitter: @cornerstoneguy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.mccall.9 Instagram: @WearyYetPursuing Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-mccall-04539a2a/ Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People!  https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com Our "Subscribe" page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
33:56
May 5, 2020
6. Health Anxiety with Josh Smith
Today's guest on "Learning from Smart People" is Josh Smith. He is a licensed counselor and shares some extremely poignant insight about anxiety. Here are some of the highlights from Josh's interview: Josh's own history of anxiety Emotional and Physical manifestations of anxiety Contributing factors to anxiety The incompatibility of thankfulness and anxiety Skills and tips for lowering anxiety Josh offered a free resource of "10 Tips and Strategies for Relieving Anxiety" as well as an "Anxiety Workbook" which specifically deals with the Coronavirus and anxiety. Both are available by emailing him at joshahealingplace@gmail.com. Josh's contact information: Email: joshahealingplace@gmail.com Twitter: @MrSmithWestern He also mentioned AKA Sushi in Jackson, MI. Their website is: http://www.akasushi.com/  Thanks for listening to Learning from Smart People! Our "Subscribe" page shows many podcast platforms where you can follow the show. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website.
30:48
April 30, 2020
5. Bounce Up: with Mj Callaway
Mj Callaway, an award-winning author, motivational speaker and corporate trainer, joined "Learning from Smart People" to discuss powering through adversity. During the interview, she shared this information: Her personal story of dealing with cancer, TWICE! The difference between a "bounce back" and a "Bounce-Up" (I loved it this point!) Flipping your mindset and changing your inner (and outer) dialogue Building a Power Team Strategies for creating your own "Bounce-Up" Mj also talked about her new book and offered "Learning from Smart People" listeners a free resource called "7 Ways You Can Bounce-Up!" It is available as a free download. There is a form at the bottom of her website where you can claim this resource for yourself. Here is how you can connect with Mj: Email: mj@mjcallaway.com Website: www.MjCallaway.com Twitter: @MjCallawayspeak Facebook: www.facebook.com/mjcallawayspeaker Instagram: @MjCallawaySpeaker Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjcallaway/ Thanks for listening to the show! I hope that you are learning from the interviews. I know that I am! Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the "Learning from Smart People" website.
29:51
April 28, 2020
4. Creating a Customer Experience with Bob Pacanovsky
Bob Pacanovsky joined "Learning from Smart People" to share his expertise on raising the bar with customer service to create a "Customer Experience." He brought his knowledge, experience, expertise and 3 black tuxedos. During this interview, Bob shared the following insights: The difference between Customer Service and creating a Customer Experience The importance of understanding first and foremost what business are you in What the Black Tie Experience is all about How to create more Brand Ambassadors for your business How to create a culture of excellence in your organization At the end of the interview, Bob made a very generous offer for our listeners. If you would like to get his "25 for 25" article or schedule a "Free 20" consultation phone call, shoot him an email at the address below. In the meantime, I would encourage you to check out his website and connect with him on social media. Email Address: bob@bobpacanovsky.com  Phone: 330-352-6084 Website: http://www.bobpacanovsky.com  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BobPacanovsky Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BobPacanovskyBlackTie/   Instagram: http://instagram.com/black_tie_experience Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-pacanovsky-/ Thank you for listening to the show. If you are enjoying “Learning from Smart People” I would encourage you to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform. Follow us on social media: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can also use the “Contact” page on the "Learning from Smart People" website.
32:01
April 23, 2020
3. Problem Solving with Mike Warnell
Mike Warnell drives a fuel tanker truck for Source One Trucking. We talked about the various complexities he faces as a truck driver and he shared several strategies about Problem Solving. Mike is a personal friend of mine and when I asked him to be on the show, he told me that he was not a "Smart Person" and that there was nothing he could teach my audience. After listening to him, I think you'll agree with me, he could not have been more wrong. Here are some of the key takeaways from Mike's interview: Anticipating and preventing potential problems limits the need to solve problems. The primary key to avoiding mistakes is paying attention to details. Doing your homework beforehand equips you with the knowledge to handle what lies ahead. Professionals are held to a higher standard. Learn from the people who have been there before you. You can learn more about Source One at their website: http://www.source01.com/ Thank you for listening to the show. If you are enjoying "Learning from Smart People" I would encourage you to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform. Also, follow the show on social media. Here is where you can find us: http://www.twitter.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast http://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast You can leave a comment on the episode page of our website. Go to  http://www.LearningFromSmartPeople.com and click on the link to this episode. You can also use the "Contact" page on our website.
30:02
April 21, 2020
2. Price vs Value with Ron Swauger
Ron Swauger is the General Sales Manager at Riverview Chevrolet. He joined us today on “Learning from Smart People” to talk about the difference between Price and Value. His insights were on point and are relevant for anyone involved in sales, marketing or customer service. Price is what you pay – Value is what you receive Selling Value builds strong customer relationships Value and Customer Service are virtually synonymous If you are looking to get a car with great value and a low price, you can contact Ron at Riverview Chevrolet. 412-751-2900 http://www.RiverviewChevy.com The restaurant Ron mentioned is Arlechinno’s in McMurray. Check them out at: http://arlecchinopgh.com/
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April 16, 2020
1. An Introduction to Learning from Smart People
In this introductory episode, host Rob Oliver gives an overview of what "Learning from Smart People" is all about. He shares a little about who he is and where he got the inspiration for the show. You will learn what you can expect from the show, who the show is for, what type of guests will be on the show and what topics will be covered. Check out our website: www.LearningFromSmartPeople.com Follow us on Social Media: https://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast https://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast/
12:57
April 14, 2020