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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Nov 26, 2019

Today’s guest is known as a communication connoisseur because he’s obsessed with all aspects of communication.

Whether it was CB radios and computer bulletin board systems when he was a kid, majoring in radio and television broadcasting in college, or majoring in business marketing in university - it’s always been about communication for him. Add in that he’s an improv performer who graduated from studying improv comedy with The Second City in Toronto... his top Strength’s Finder personality assessment theme is… you guessed it Communication.

It makes sense then that his mission is teaching fast-growing companies on how to improve communication to build strong cultures. He does this as a keynote speaker, author, and consultant.

He is the founder of Futureforth, a marketing communications firm and also Networking for Nice People, an online community and resource to improve professional networking efforts. He captured best practices in his book, “New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods.”

Please join me in welcoming Dave Delaney.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is about listening first and leading with empathy, and being accepting of new ideas.”
  • how he founded and started two unconferences and two meetups to support the community and connect with people after moving to Nashville from Toronto.
  • the through-line of all of his work and how he decided to leave the corporate world and launch Futureforth.
  • his unique networking and marketing strategies that have significantly impacted his life along the way.
  • his networking manifesto.
  • the three key points of networking he teaches.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 173

Nov 19, 2019

Today’s guest is seasoned in leading difficult conversations on race, class, and gender, by doing so she helps build resilient, equitable, and inclusive organizations.

She has over 20 years of experience creating, leading and managing international, multicultural teams through major organizational changes in over 40 countries.

She designed and administered more than 150 global programs that directly engaged 500,000 people into action and almost one million people indirectly through the creation of global strategies. In addition, she also led one of the largest Humanitarian Grants programs in the country while working at Rotary International.

As a nonprofit consultant and facilitator, she believes that to create work of depth and meaning, leaders need to fully engage both their creativity and their intellect. Through her company, Adaway Group, she helps organizations make full use of both abilities to create strong narratives that showcase not just the data, but the story behind the data.

Please join me in welcoming Desiree Adaway.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is moving that which is on the margins to the center.”
  • her early experiences in leadership and how she feels she was born with a natural ability and right to step up and lead.
  • how she gave herself five years to get her business off the ground, and just celebrated her 9th anniversary as an entrepreneur.
  • how networking helped her create a strong foundation of support before she started her own business.
  • her work today around inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
  • why she does not have employees on purpose.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 172

Nov 11, 2019

Today’s guest has over thirty years of experience in public speaking, yet used to be the shyest kid in her class. She is the CEO of ACE Public Speaking, which is an online & experiential platform for training in communication, presentation and public speaking skills both for adults & kids.

She is a multi-talented professional who consults with companies and organizations to help them generate revenue through business development and marketing. She also owns a couture fine jewelry company and her jewelry has been worn by royalty and celebrities and is sold in luxury stores like Neiman Marcus. Prior to this, she worked at IBM, KPMG & Cartier.

Philanthropically, she has been involved with organizations such as UN Women, The Resolution Project, and is currently on the executive committee of the Gender Equality Foundation.

Please join me in welcoming Jyoti Singhvi.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Having a vision for a certain type of scenario and being able to mobilize yourself and those around you to achieve that goal.”
  • how she was very shy until 4th grade when her principal asked her to audition for a play.
  • how she has taken her transformation from shyness and now helps other people overcome their shyness as well.
  • her jewelry business and how she brought something different to it through storytelling.
  • the confidence she has in reaching out to other people, no matter their title, and some of the success stories that have come from that.
  • her public speaking programs that build into relationship-building programs.

 Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 171

 

Nov 4, 2019

Today’s guest has dedicated his life to the idea that escapism is one of the single most important elements of what makes us human.

As an award-winning veteran of the music industry, his expertise ranges from being a drummer and producer to an artist development and label founder. In his ground-breaking music tech consulting business, he worked with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and Sting.

He is the author of three books, the Founder of Audio One, and the CEO of Frangioni Media and All Access IDA. He recently became the Publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine, the world’s number one drumming publication.

Please join me in welcoming David Frangioni.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “The definition of leadership is taking charge, taking responsibility for all of the steps and being what you want to see in the rest of the team.”
  • how having supportive, giving, and hard-working parents helped him not only go through some traumatic experiences but also inspired him into success.
  • his journey into building Audio One, which began with him learning how to drum at 8 years old.
  • his methods for staying in touch with people through a myriad of ways, but always focusing on serving others.
  • where his business is now, including mentoring people.
  • how he has taken over as publisher for Modern Drumming and what he expects to accomplish over the next year.

 Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 170

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