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You'll Think of Something

You'll Think of Something

By Kara Oropallo & Ally Perkins
Join producer-turned-professor Kara Oropallo and talent professional Ally Perkins as they discuss the concepts and tools that make you more creative and productive on a daily basis. Each episode will feature a worksheet where you can follow along, take notes and record your own experiences. So if you’re starting your own business, taking on a leadership role in your community, teaching in a classroom or just want to be a better professional this is the conversation for you!

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Bonus Episode 1 - Resolutions + Smart Goals
​It's a new year, and Ally and Kara are ready to take it on! In this episode, our co-hosts talk self-care, resolutions and how they go about setting their goals. Ally’s goals are traditional SMART goals with clear timelines and units of measurement in each goal. Kara's goals are influenced by the SMART model but with her own twist - she uses categories and dependencies to keep her goals focused without being restricted by more arbitrary timelines.  As always, they discuss what works for them and why, in a fun and fast(er) conversation to jump start 2021! Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links and a list of helpful resources!
45:03
January 6, 2021
Episode 106 - Case Study w/ DFW Scavenger Hunt
In their final episode of the season, Ally and Kara interview small business owner Brandon Oropallo about how his company DFW Scavenger Hunt had to pivot from offering local in-person activities to international virtual experiences during the COVID 19 pandemic. They discuss all the creative pivots and management logistics Brandon had to work through in order to come up with a viable and successful product.  Brandon’s story is the perfect example of how you WILL think of something! Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show.
54:18
December 16, 2020
Episode 105 - Finding Inspiration
Ally and Kara have spent most of this season talking about how to bring structure and order to your creative project, but in this episode they focus on how to get inspired to create in the first place. They talk about their sources of inspiration, the relationship between inspiration and social media, and the difference between inspiration and stealing. Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show. And don't worry, You'll Think of Something!
01:06:34
December 9, 2020
Episode 104 - Scheduling For Creative Projects
This episode is a deep dive into the wonderful world of scheduling, an incredibly important but often ignored part of the creative process. Ally and Kara dig into scheduling strategies, software advice (Excel all the way, baby!), and where and how to get started. They talk about task dependencies, gantt vs agile scheduling, and how to visualize your schedule for the correct audience. Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show. And don't worry, You'll Think of Something!
01:19:13
December 2, 2020
YTOS Special Announcement
Do you want to know when you'll be getting more episodes of You'll Think of Something? Listen to our special announcement and find out when you'll get to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of Ally and Kara talking about process again. We love our listeners and we can't wait to finish out this season for you! For more content follow us on Instagram @ytos.podcast during the break. 
01:37
November 18, 2020
Episode 103 - The Joy of Meetings
This episode’s focus is on the joy - and trouble - with meetings. After a spicy discussion on how effective meetings are, Ally and Kara use their worksheets to come up with some important ground rules for preparing and running meetings, to ensure the time is useful for all participants. They pay particular attention to virtual meetings and how to adjust to our new zoom-based society. Oh - and don’t miss the drop-in visit from our unexpected guest! Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show. And don't worry, You'll Think of Something!
01:14:21
November 4, 2020
Episode 102 - Managing You
This week’s episode is all about managing yourself and your time! Ally and Kara use the 102 worksheet to walk through all of their tips, tricks, and strategies around to-do lists, personal calendars, and general time management. Because it’s so important to create a system that works specifically for you, Ally and Kara really dig into their motivations, as well as their failed attempts at organization, that led them to their current systems.  Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show. And don't worry, You'll Think of Something!
01:05:56
October 28, 2020
Episode 101 - Icebreakers!
In their first episode ever, Ally and Kara break the ice by introducing themselves and explaining how You’ll Think of Something came to fruition. Then they use the 101 worksheet to walk through their personal experiences with ice breakers, offering tips, tricks, and best practices. Visit www.ytos-podcast.com for links to the worksheet and a list of resources mentioned in the show. And don't worry, You'll Think of Something!
01:07:24
October 21, 2020
You'll Think of Something -- The Trailer!
You'll Think of Something is Coming Soon! Join producer-turned-professor Kara Oropallo and talent professional Ally Perkins as they have a worksheet-guided conversation around all the tools, strategies and frameworks that make you a more creative, productive individual. So if you’re starting your own business, taking on a leadership role in your community, teaching in a classroom or just want to be a better professional, this is a pod you'll want to add to your round-up!
01:05
September 9, 2020