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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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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 31, 2020

Today’s guest is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence.

Over the last 25 years, she has built her business one relationship and one speech at a time - motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. She believes that everyone will have more success at work and in life by following 4 simple strategies that she calls Front-Row Success.

She is a CSP, a Certified Speaking Professional, which is the highest earned designation in the speaking profession, with only 12 percent of speakers worldwide holding this designation. She was also inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of fame.

She is the author of 4 motivational books, some have even described them as ‘life-changing,’ including her latest on goal-setting called “Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List?”

Please join me in welcoming Marilyn Sherman.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “A leader is someone who is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. When they walk in their power and authenticity, they can’t help but illuminate the path for others.”
  • how she got into speaking and realized it was a passion of hers, before even graduating high school.
  • how her dad and several other key people influenced her career and life trajectory and why they were significant.
  • her decision to serve within the National Speakers Association.
  • some of the lessons she has learned about networking from mentors and close friends.
  • what S.E.A.T means.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 189

Mar 24, 2020

Today’s guest isn’t your typical Life Coach.

After working in sales for two decades, he became a certified Life Coach in 2005. In a world filled with "woo-woo" life coaches, his opinionated and direct approach is refreshing and gets results.

Eight years later, he launched Coach the Life Coach because he had learned how to build a successful coaching practice and he was tired of watching new Life Coaches struggle to survive. He helps them build a coaching practice that is sustainable and profitable.

He has written over 1,500 self-development articles and is the author of 11 books, including “The Clarity Method: Tap Into What Motivates Your Clients, Your Colleagues, and You.”

Please join me in welcoming Tim Brownson.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “To me leadership is about integrity, doing the right thing when no one is looking. You can lead by coaching loudly or through a quiet determination.”
  • his experience in sales and how it shaped his views on solving problems and offering solutions instead of trying to “win” a customer.
  • how he describes his first couple of years of coaching as a blueprint for how to not start a coaching business.
  • how he balances writing and coaching and makes both a priority.
  • his understanding that he doesn’t take well to being confined by a structure and what he does instead.
  • his practices surrounding networking and the value he places on Facebook groups.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 188

Mar 17, 2020

Today’s guest believes every voice deserves to be heard.

As an internet and digital marketing pioneer, she helps content creators grow and monetize a loyal, rabid fan base through understanding connection and the power of influence. She has worked on the branding and messaging for large corporations such as Comcast and Subaru, as well as with hundreds of bloggers, podcasters and online entrepreneurs. She specializes in personality-driven social media and sales strategy.

She is the co-host and co-founder of the She Podcasts brand, founded on the belief that women have a unique challenge in getting their voices to be heard. She Podcasts currently supports over 14,000 female podcasters and has a digital marketing reach of over 55,000 content creators. It is known for its diversity, education, integrity, and community.

When she’s not planning the next She Podcasts LIVE event, you can find her offering education to independent podcasters on marketing, growth, and sponsorship.

Please join me in welcoming Jessica Kupferman.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “I define leadership as being able to make decisions for a group and for the groups’ greater good even if that decision is uncomfortable.”
  • her recollection that she was called bossy as a child.
  • her ability to define areas of her life, forge a new path, and gain meaningful connections along the way.
  • how she co-founded She Podcasts and how it has grown.
  • how being introverted influences her in both networking and leadership.
  • the value she places on conscious connection at networking events.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 187

Mar 9, 2020

Today’s guest teaches strategies to succeed no matter what the economy does - turning uncertainty into a competitive advantage.

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, she is an author, business strategist, keynote speaker, and growth expert, creating ownership at every level and helping people create profits at every turn.

Her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. She worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.

She is the author of several books, including her latest, “The Best Sales Book Ever.”

Please join me in welcoming Meridith Elliott Powell.   

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “I would define leadership simply. You are a leader when people follow you.”
  • why she credits her mom for her networking skills because her mom encouraged her to seek out the people who were alone.
  • how her willingness to talk to people and expand her network influenced her incredible jobs and what the through-line is of her career.
  • why 40 was a powerful age to her and why she went out on her own then.
  • how she prioritizes hand-written notes and why they are important to her.
  • why it is important to make sure your networking focuses on your target audience and the value she places on giving more than receiving.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 186

Mar 3, 2020

Today’s guest’s philosophy is to work with what you’ve got and build as you go along.

That philosophy has helped thousands of people graduate from his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course ready to start and build their own speaking businesses - transforming their passion project into a paycheck.

A nationally known speaker, he has given nearly 1,000 live presentations and has spoken to over 500,000 people in 47 different states through leadership conferences, conventions and other events.

He is the host of The Speaker Lab, which is a podcast with nearly 300 episodes that focus on speaker training and interviews with speakers who will help listeners grow their business.

His first book, “Reality Check,” is taught in 400 high schools around the country. He is also the author of “The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform.”

Please join me in welcoming Grant Baldwin.      

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is influence and the ability to get other people to follow you and trust you in the direction you are leading them.”
  • his journey from youth pastor to professional speaker, including many side hustles.
  • a wealth of information about learning from people who are just a few steps ahead of you in order to grow in both business and life.
  • the importance he places on connecting with other people.
  • his networking strategies including prioritizing in-person connections and growing with peer masterminds.
  • his most important goals for the next year in business and growing as a husband and father.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 185

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