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055: The One Thing You Need to Know About High Stakes Conversations – Dez Thornton

According to professional speechwriter and speech coach Dez Thornton, “A high stakes conversation is anytime you have to communicate and your reputation is on the line.”  The successful outcome of your communication depends on your delivery.  In the most quotable episode to-date, Dez shares the most important thing you need to know about having high stakes conversations and the people, processes, and tools you should leverage to close the interpretation gap (what you say vs. what your audience hears).

Special Guest: Dez Thornton, Professional Speechwriter & Speech Coach – Dez Thornton, LLC

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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054: The One Thing You Need to Know About Social Media – Marie Incontrera

Vlogs, blogs, links, tags, hashtags…these are more than just buzzwords.  They are the digital currency of the Information Age and businesses seeking to grow who ignore it, do so to their detriment.  In this episode, social media consultant Marie Incontrera shares the most important thing you need to know about social media as well as the people, processes and tools needed to implement a sustainable posting strategy.  Find out why she says you need a customized plan because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to social media.

Special Guest: Marie Incontrera, Founder & CEO – Incontrera Consulting

Location: Brooklyn, New York  USA

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    • Episode 020: Striking the Perfect Balance between Marketing & Operations
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053: The One Thing You Need to Know About Product Prototyping – Eric Lange

Making physical products can be prohibitively expensive and requires careful coordination of the right people, processes and tools.  No one knows this better than Eric Lange.  As an engineer in the toy industry, he’s taken more than 60 products from various stages of development to production for retail stores like Target and Walmart.  In this episode, Eric not only defines what a prototype is but also tells us about the one thing we need to know for successful prototyping without wasting money.

Special Guest: Eric Lange, Senior Product Development Engineer

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

Show Notes:

    • Adam Savage’s Tested: YouTube channel that provides how-to demos to construct a variety of physical products.

 

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052: The One Thing You Need to Know About Organizational Agility – Roger Nierenberg

What does an orchestra have in common with your company?  Plenty, according to Maestro Roger Nierenberg.  As CEO, you are the conductor charged with listening and leading to ensure harmonious results.  By seating your team within a live professional orchestra, Roger teaches you how to look at it “as a mirror reflecting how you want to be and how you actually are.”  In this episode, he not only defines what organizational agility is, but also shares the one thing we need to know about it in order to identify root causes of problems, adapt quickly, and perform with less chaos.  Listen as he explains how you can use your voice as an instrument to facilitate teamwork.

Special Guest: Roger Nierenberg, Founder & CEO – The Music Paradigm

Location: New York, NY  USA

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038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale

Alicia is the founder of Equilibria, Inc. – the world’s largest repository on business infrastructure for small businesses.  And it happened quite by accident.  In this episode, she candidly shares the story of how this came to be by weaving together the messaging of each expert featured in Season 3 while acknowledging the mistakes she’s made along the way.  In doing so, Alicia candidly describes how she created a methodology for business infrastructure and how you can implement it to position your company for growth that is manageable, sustainable and profitable.  Also included are highlights from a conversation with fellow business infrastructure expert, Paul Nicholaides who confirms the benefits of business infrastructure.  Together, they are doing their part to eliminate the knowledge gap prevalent with this unseen, yet vital business area.

Monologue by: Alicia Butler Pierre, CEO of Equilibria, Inc. and Host of Business Infrastructure Podcast

Special Appearance: Paul Nicholaides, Managing Partner/Principal Consultant at Tanic

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BONUS: Video Introduction to the KasennuTM Methodology

Download Your Free Report on Using the KasennuTM Methodology to Create a Business Process that Increases Cash Flow!

 

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017: How Traveling Can Lead to Self-Discovery & Business Evolution

“Know Thyself.”  Thousands of years later, this ancient adage still rings true.  In this episode, Keith Finger opens up about how globetrotting solo across 10 countries in a four-month period led to a period of self-discovery and not only made him rethink the way he operated his current business but also gave way to a new business altogether.  Specifically, he talks about the people, processes and tools he sought in preparation for, during and after this journey.  This helped him identify a common thread across the work he’s done over his corporate and entrepreneurial career.  Learn how what he describes as his “epiphany” served as a catalyst for shedding the parental and societal expectations and instead step into his own power, making him a more effective and intentional consultant to his clients.

Special Guest:  Keith Finger, CEO of Ignite RevenueShow Notes:

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