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Professionally Unprofessional: An Idiot's Guide To Business Podcast

Professionally Unprofessional: An Idiot's Guide To Business Podcast

By Trent & Steven
Two ordinary guys sit down to discuss their many successes and failures in life and business. While everyone's path is different, there is always some takeaway that you can apply to your own career.
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My Farmers Part 2
Finally back up and ready to roll. Here, Trent & Steven complete Part 2 of their salute to farming podcast.
March 2, 2021
My Farmer Update
Covid has kicked my dad's butt in December so the second part of our Famers episode is on hold. This is an update and what the future brings.
December 29, 2020
My Farmers Part 1
Trent and Steven salute the farmers of America as we discuss farming and a few old stories from our past.
December 8, 2020
My Farming Preview
A preview about what's coming up on ProUnpro...Trent and Steven focus all their attention on farming. It runs in the family and is as necessary and breathing. Salute to farmers on Professionally Unprofessional.
December 2, 2020
My Burning Desire
In this episode, Trent and Steven discuss the exciting world of firefighters. There are over 1.2M men and women firefighters in the U.S. and we get to talk to the Fire Chief of Steven's hometown of Benton, IL. Chief Cockrum walks us through a typical day as well as what happens during a fire call. Lots of information in this one.
November 24, 2020
My Teachers
Teachers are the real heroes and Trent and Steven devote an entire episode to those that mold young minds. God bless our teachers, past and present, and remember them in this crazy time.
November 17, 2020
My Mouth
Trent and Steven Talk about (WOMM) Word of Mouth Marketing and how it can positively and negatively impact your business. A lot of useful information in this episode.
November 10, 2020
My Wow Moments
In this episode, Trent and Steve talk about influential women and those that have made an impact on their lives. We all have someone who we owe a debt of gratitude, so let's celebrate our women in the workforce.
November 3, 2020
My Kid's Ads
Advertisers have targeted children since the dawn of time. Kids are a very influential, decision making class. Trent and Steve discuss ways that parents can educated their children as to what's a "show" and what's a "commercial". Children are bombarded with over 40,000 advertising messages a year so education is key.
October 27, 2020
My Management
Several traits describe a good manager, a good supervisor, and/or a good boss. Trent and Steve look into what makes a good and a bad manager in this info-filled episode, as well as their very own experiences with each.
October 20, 2020
My Image Awareness
Business owners work so hard to create their image but don't know that they have to work equally as hard to protect it. Be on social media and monitor the conversations that affect your image and ultimately, your bottom line. Steve and Trent discuss examples of companies that came out as losers in incidents they had control over. 
October 13, 2020
My Skill Set
Having a positive attitude, good writing and oral skills, and a team player will get you hired, but do you have the "hard" skills to take you to the next level? Trent and Steven discuss the hard skills that will make you a better, more successful, sought after employee. Join us for S1E19.
October 6, 2020
My Objections
How do you handle objections? The steps are simple; Listen, Understand, Repeat & Respond, and Confirm. Be a better closer, be a better marketer and become a better earner with this info. Trent and Steven talk about their experiences and hope you can pull something out of this episode.
September 29, 2020
My Competitive Nature
Knowing who your competitors are, and what they are offering, can help you make your products, services, and marketing stand out. Trent and Steven discuss knowing your competition in and out. Know their position! Know their pricing! Know their strengths and weaknesses! Join us for episode #17. Bet you'll enjoy it!
September 22, 2020
My Impact
Another drive home from co-host, Trent, and another informative chat about the impact from Covid and how priorities may or may not have changed. Joined once again by the patriarch of the Browning clan, Joe Browning, he also gives us insight into his new life. Come along for the ride.
September 15, 2020
My Drive Home
In this episode, Trent just gets off work and is forced to "think & drive", but comes through like a champ. This opinion based cast is one of our most laid-back to date. Shopping habits and money management is the order of the day. Hope you enjoy. 
September 8, 2020
My Family Affair
In this episode, Steven takes over the mike while Trent is trying to keep corporate happy. Our guests this week are Edie Henne, a retired housewife from Iuka, IL and we discuss the work ethics of her father, Walter Krug, a former farmer and coal miner. Also joining the podcast is Joe Browning, retired and living life in Mesa, AZ. Joe B discusses the mentality of starting a business and how to approach life as a marketer. Hope you enjoy this Family Affair.
September 2, 2020
My Knapper Back
Former Southern Illinois High School sports reporter, Phil Knapper joins Professionally Unprofessional as we talk about his travels, his relationship with the athletes, and how he's now living his best life in Charlotte, NC. We enjoyed this interview and we're sure you will as well.
August 27, 2020
My Social Life
Looking through all the social media sites the world has to offer, Trent & Steve share their thoughts as well as hit the topic: "Why you should keep your social media accounts updated"! Join them for a look into places that billions use on a daily basis. If your business is on social media, make sure you...keep it updated, keep it relevant, and keep it entertaining!!!
August 18, 2020
My Home Work
With Trent recovering from a day of football in Salt Lake City, Steven takes over the airwaves to discuss work-from-home ideas. Joined by "friend of the podcast", Gay Bowlin, they discuss some ways to earn extra money off your passions.
August 11, 2020
My Web Redemption
How important is having a web presence? How important is being successful? They go hand in hand. Trent & Steve talk about the benefits of your business and it's website.
August 4, 2020
My Employment
So many are out of work and will soon be trying to find employment. How do you stand out in the crowd and guarantee you get that call? We also explore avenues of where to find the right hire for your business. Something for everyone on this episode.
July 28, 2020
My Business Meeting
They are a requirement in any position, but when done right, meetings can be informative, productive, and create excitement within your organization. Trent & Steven explore the do's and don'ts of meeting in today's economy.
July 14, 2020
My Marketing Future
Marketing in a pandemic is a new concept and one that forces businesses to pull out all the stops to keep their message relevant and their customers engaged. Trent and Steven talk to a few business people about their marketing plans and add a few unique ideas of their own.
July 7, 2020
My New Economy
Trent and Steven delve into the impact that COVID-19 has had on business and the economy. With the insights of a couple of callers, we get a feel for what it might look like moving forward.
June 30, 2020
My Student Loans
Aspen Browning, a Murray State graduate and employee of the University of Memphis, was live in our Southern Illinois studio to discuss student loans and the debt that haunts millions of Americans. Informational wise, this was our best episode yet.
June 23, 2020
My Farm Days
Trent and I sit down with the retired media marketer, Joe R. Browning, to discuss his early days on the farm in Southern Illinois and how those experiences molded him into the man he is today. 
June 16, 2020
My Media Shove Part2
In this continuation of Steven's career, we hear about traditional media and the leap into social media and web-based marketing.
June 9, 2020
My Media Shove P1
In today's episode, we dive deep into the first half of Steven's media sales and marketing career.  This two-part episode is packed with four decades, three children, two states, and one amazing story. You don't want to miss it.
June 1, 2020
Trent's Travels
In today's episode, we dive in to the career path of co-host Trenton. We take a fun journey on how Trenton got to where he is now. Business success isn't one size fits all but there is still a lot to learn from Trenton's stories. 
May 27, 2020
Pro-Unpro Business Trailer
Every successful person has a story and each story is unique. We will delve into those experiences that molded a person's life and motivated their passions.
May 15, 2020