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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features a mix of interviews and solo shows. My hope is that insights from me and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you. Interviews are with talented people from different fields. We explore how they built strong networks and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders. I identify a key take-away from each interview, something you can put into action that week that you’ll benefit from for years to come. In the show notes I provide resources to help you get started. Solo shows are shorter episodes where I share practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Mar 27, 2017

Today’s guest is a global business celebrity, best-selling business author, and award-winning public speaker. He has faced many challenges and achieved many successes in his career - most notably he is credited with the economic turnaround of Kodak after the Great Recession.

Currently, he is a prime time television host on C-Suite TV and a radio host on CBS Radio’s Play.it and C-Suite Radio. He takes viewers inside the c-suite of some of the world’s biggest companies to discover what makes c-level executives like CEOs, CFOs, and CMOs tick. He also conducts exclusive one-on-one interviews with business celebrities to discuss the strategies they’ve utilized to make it big.

He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business and has been cited as a leading business expert in publications such as Forbes, SUCCESS, and Mashable.

He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable skill set of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Please join me in welcoming Jeffrey Hayzlett.

In this episode we explore:

  • how he defines leadership: “Getting people where they don’t always like to go or where they want to go and didn’t know they could get there."
  • his guidelines for life - his conditions of satisfaction - "What is it I want to get out of life? What is it I want to do?"
  • what led him to build C-Suite Network, which has grown to half million c-level executives who are seeking a trusted and vetted network
  • how failure informs and impacts his professional career - as he says, "No one's going to die."
  • "What can I do to help you?" - this question has helped him build his vast network
  • a peek into the life of a global business celebrity and how he has to trust his team to manage little and big details

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 37.

Mar 21, 2017

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan RoAne, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.

Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

This week, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the ABCs of business cards.


Over the last few months, I’ve been working with an association to increase connections at their convention. In an age where information is found with one click, and we count “likes” as engagement, conventions hold the promise of meaningful in-person connection with like-minded colleagues. Only through thoughtful and strategic planning will this promise become a reality.

Prior to my work with the association, I asked questions about their membership and the culture they had created at their convention over the last three decades. That’s when I discovered that a lot of the front line staff attending this event would likely not have business cards. As I shared in episode 14, “Are Business Cards Dead?”, even in the age of smartphones and apps, business cards are a critical tool for networking. This episode’s title is “The ABCs of Business Cards” because I believe you should Always. Bring. Cards. Remember those ABCs and you’ll be ready to make connections.

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 37.

Mar 14, 2017

Today's guest is a best-selling author and a sought-after keynote speaker. Known as "The Mingling Maven®," she gives her multi-generational audiences the required tools, techniques and strategies they need to connect and communicate in today's global business world. Her practical, informative, and interactive presentations are known for what The San Francisco Chronicle calls her "dynamite sense of humor."

A former teacher, she now lectures at major universities and keynotes for Fortune 500 companies. Over 25 years ago she released her groundbreaking best-seller, “How to Work a Room®,” and is now considered the undisputed and original networking and conversation expert. That was the first of her seven best-selling books and she has sold over a million books worldwide. Nearly three decades later, she continues to create and shape the industry she launched.

Please join me in welcoming Susan RoAne.

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 35. 

Mar 6, 2017

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing John Corcoran, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.

Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

This week, I'll be sharing my thoughts on the different ways outgoing extroverts like myself have something I’m calling extrovert privilege.

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 34.

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