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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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Aug 28, 2017

Today’s guest arrived in the United States in 1989 with 194 dollars in his pocket and a very limited ability to speak English. He is now known world-wide as the Millionaire Marketing Mentor.

He is the go-to guy for coaches, consultants, and other successful service professionals who want to attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a lifestyle business that makes a bigger impact while generating more income.

His clients and students have experienced incredible success, often doubling and tripling their businesses. He is a zealous believer in free enterprise, entrepreneurship and that only you determine the limits of your success!

Our guest believes that success is not just about financial rewards from your business, but also about health, family, friends, spirituality, and contribution to others combined all together to create a balanced, fulfilled life.

Please join me in welcoming Adam Urbanski.

  • how he defines leadership: “The ability to paint pictures that allow people to open up to their potential.”
  • his first days in the U.S. with $194, limited English, and no plan B.
  • his fear of being judged for his accent and the culture shocked he experienced.
  • how he’s addicted to results for his clients and achieves a 95% success rate
  • the importance of client selection. “Every bad client you take is going to derail you and delay you for weeks, months, possibly even years and slow down your growth and your progress. Don’t do that. No matter how desperate you are.”

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 59.

Aug 26, 2017

Robbie Samuels hosted a Q&A webinar to answer questions around networking and relationship building. He shared many networking tips and techniques and invited participants to sign up for a phone call with him to discuss joining Empowered Networking, his pilot group coaching program. Sign up for a call at www.meetme.so/Robbie.

Aug 22, 2017

Today’s guest is a successful podcast host and influencer, not so long ago she was a correctional officer. Many days she would wake up unhappy and realized if that was going to change she needed to make it happen. She cast aside her self doubt and fear to create a job that she loves. Like many successful entrepreneurs, she shows us that with determination and perseverance you can find a career that is fulfilling and makes you happy.

To date she has interviewed over 220 high-achieving business owners and CEO’s on her own podcast, The Business Building Rockstars Show. She knows a thing or two about what makes an interview guest stand out and how to turn listeners into leads. She took that knowledge and launched a second podcast, Get Guest Ready, and her venture, Interviews that Convert. She inspires and helps business owners increase their visibility exponentially through podcast guesting. For her achievements, Huffington Post has recognized her as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017.

Please join me in welcoming Nicole Holland.

In this episode we explore:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership for me is being authentic.”
  • her journey from correctional officer to becoming a major player in the world of podcasts and entrepreneurs
  • how she shifted from being extremely private online to having a very public persona
  • how she created her first virtual summit, despite not knowing anyone or having ever interviewed someone before
  • she offers a free resource to learn how to become a guest on podcasts: www.interviewsthatconvert.com/schmooze

Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear what I thought were the key takeaways you could put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 58

Aug 14, 2017

Today’s guest believes that no matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

He is Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” In 2001, he realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would. Starting with his understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness, he applied his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness. The result: he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

He shares his algorithm in his book Solve for Happy, where he questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment.

Please join me in welcoming Mo Gawdat.

In this episode we explore:

  • how he defines leadership: “Leadership is to be aligned with the value system and the destination of those you lead.”
  • the need to be adaptive and adjust our style of leadership depending on the situation
  • his view of success isn’t measured by Silicon Valley expectations: “What you really need to enjoy life is to be aligned somehow with that core inside you that keeps telling you every morning, “I should be doing this, because this is what I believe in, this is how I see the world, and how I see the world should become.”
  • how he and his family dealt with the death of his son “with flying colors” by using his “Solve for Happy” formula
  • the importance of being present and meditating on everything, “…because presence truly is the most powerful tool we have as executives and leaders.”

Listen, subscribe, and read show notes at www.OntheSchmooze.com - episode 57.

Aug 7, 2017

Today’s guest has been called an ‘energizer powerhouse’ by event planners and meeting organizers worldwide. Her high-energy keynote speeches are filled with rich content that empowers her audience to take action.

It’s safe to say that she is not a run of the mill speaker. She has leveraged her sassy style and Aussie accent to become a ray of sunshine in an otherwise grey corporate world. Doing so, she has earned the respect of a wide range of clients, including Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, the FBI, and Virgin. She brings to them her vast experience in retail, banking, telecommunications and the oil industry.

As a thought leader in the area of productivity, she is obsessed with helping clever people get more done so they can create more significant moments in their lives. “You don’t have time to do everything, only time to do what matters.”

She often appears in the media sharing her expertise and is a published author and contributor to eight books. In 2017, she will publish “Attention Pays!” which shares one of her core messages, that the art and practice of paying attention holds the key to greater success, higher sales, phenomenal customer service and unlimited referrals.

Please join me in welcoming Neen James.

In this episode we explore:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is paying attention to what matters. It’s really easy to get distracted by everything and everyone around you. But true leaders know how to distinguish between what is happening and what really matters. Busy is not productive.”
  • the benefits of being a host and making everyone around her feel comfortable at events
  • time management was a hot topic, then productivity because of the influx of devices and inboxes, and now Neen says attention is where we need to focus our efforts.
  • powerful lesson learned from a 5 year old to “Listen with your eyes.”
  • Neen’s amazing tips for how to make great connections at conferences – some of which are in my newly released book “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.”

Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear what I thought were the key takeaways you could put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 56

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