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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: February, 2022
Feb 21, 2022

Today’s guest believes in the importance of building strategic partnerships.

She is a virtual and in-person networking trainer and an international speaker. As an expert in business networking and relationship marketing for 15+ years, she has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs at TEAM Referral Network in Southern California teaching them how to network in the most lucrative way.

She is the author or co-author of five books including “High Level Networking: Strategies to Build Referral Relationships and Joint Venture Partnerships, and Grow Your Email List.” Today, she works with professionals with borderless boundary businesses from all of North America, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and beyond.

Please join me in welcoming Terilee Harrison.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is when you show up in a group/team context and show up with your giftings (tech, facilitator, consistency).”
  • her experience in 6th grade that set her on her leadership trajectory.
  • what her initial plans for her career were when she was in college.
  • her initial career in collections.
  • how she unlocked her audience after discovering her passion for networking.
  • why she feels referral networking is hardcore networking.
  • the importance of growing your email list.
  • how we met and although we serve different niches, our ideas work in tandem.
  • how she nurtures and sustains the outer levels of her network.

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

Feb 10, 2022

Today’s guest wants you to know that he can relate if you feel queasy about networking and hate to sell yourself.

Through study, practice, and lots of trial and error, he has transformed himself into a genuine networking professional — a transformation he would like to help all entrepreneurs make.

He coaches individuals, trains staff, and presents to associations and other groups to develop their skills and systems to build better connections and robust networks. He works with audiences to get past their networking reluctance to establish better relationships and increase bottom-line results.

He is the author of "Hello and a Handshake," the host of the "Third Generation Networking Podcast,” and author of the acclaimed blog, “The Reluctant Networker.” With his mom and his wife, he is the co-founder of the family business "Third Generation Networking."

Please join me in welcoming Greg Peters.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “A leader sees that something needs to get done and takes action to get it done.”
  • why he thinks children are born leaders.
  • the tools and freedom his mother provided him which led him to entrepreneurship.
  • his decision between staying at his computer programming job or leaping into entrepreneurship.
  • the challenges he faced deciding to be an entrepreneur.
  • growing up with his mom who taught networking and how they’ve combined their businesses.
  • the evolution of his business and discovering his ideal client.
  • his belief that almost every business problem is a networking problem.
  • the importance of networking intentionally and listening to your audience.
  • how he nurtures and sustains the outer layers of his network.
  • the importance of reconnecting with people on a regular basis.
  • his connect 5 system which helped him network.
  • making things as easy as possible for others to take action to help you.

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

Feb 7, 2022

Today’s guest’s life’s purpose is to be a catalyst for inspired action.

She is a relationship marketing coach helping micropreneurs find their microinfluencer magic so they attract the right clients for the products and services.

Her entrepreneurial journey began in 1998 when she and her husband, Shane, pioneered online custom furniture sales. They quickly grew into a nationwide operation working with world-renowned interior design firms, Fortune 500 executives, plus music and film celebrities.

In 2012, she was introduced to a network marketing company that offered a relationship marketing service her custom furniture business needed. She joined the company as an independent referral partner and is now one of their Top 100 affiliates.

She is also the host of the Gratitude Geek, a relationship marketing podcast that celebrates the benefits of living a grateful life. For her, this includes being a metastatic breast cancer thriver since being diagnosed in 2014. As she says, “Stage IV is just a small piece of my story, not the end of it.”

Join me in welcoming Kandas Rodarte.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “A true leader is approachable and leads from the back.”
  • three examples in her own life always make her think about her definition of leadership.
  • how being called bossy at a young age helped her embody that in her life.
  • how she organized a large Star Wars festival in her town on a whim.
  • how to make people feel included when asking them to volunteer.
  • exploring her ancestry and finding entrepreneurship in her family’s history.
  • selling her husband’s furniture and setting up the initial business structure.
  • a mini deep-dive into AOL and how she marketed her business then.
  • the importance of collaboration.
  • how she stays in touch with people including her top 100 list.
  • how she nurtures and sustains the outer tiers of her network.

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

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