CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:22).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImageExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 6-30-22. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of July 4 and July 11, 2022. This is a repeat of a 2016 episode celebrating the July 4th holiday. The episode features Virginia Tech master's degree graduate Kriddie Whitmore as a guest voice. SOUNDS - ~ 4 sec – Gray Treefrogs and fireworks. This week, for Independence Day episode, we drop in on a most unusual July 4th conversation: two Gray Treefrogs, surrounded by fireworks, are debating U.S. water history. Sound unimaginable? Well, just have a listen. SOUNDS - ~2 sec – Frogs and fireworks. Frog 1 – There those humans go again, shootin' off their fireworks and makin' it hard for us frogs to hear each other's calls! What's all the ruckus about, anyway? Frog 2 - Why, it's July 4th! They're celebrating this country's Declaration of Independence in 1776 from Great Britain. I think it's cool—at least it's a break from hearing YOU guys calling every evening. Frog 1 – And just why are YOU so excited about the birthday of this big, bustling, human country? Seems to me that it's been nothing but trouble for aquatic habitats and creatures like us since those first ships came over here from that Europe place. Everywhere we try to hop, there's polluted rivers and lakes, lost wetlands and other habitats, and hot, dry pavement. Frog 2 – Well, yeah, you're right, partly. This country's waters have had a pretty hard history. And we amphibians have had the worst of it in some cases and places, with this permeable skin we have. But you're forgetting about some positive things. The humans' Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, and a bunch other important acts, too. And right here in this state, Virginia, the constitution says it's the Commonwealth's policy to protect its atmosphere, lands, and waters from pollution, impairment, or destruction. Frog 1 - Have all those things done any good? Frog 2 – Well, not always or everywhere. Just in Virginia, hundreds of water bodies are impaired and need expensive clean-up programs. For instance, I've got cousins living near that Chesapeake Bay, and they tell me every year it's some things good, other things fair, and still others needing a ton of work. But many rivers and lakes certainly are in better shape than they were 40 or 50 years ago; the Potomac River's one example. Those humans have many competing interests, so sometimes what they do isn't so good for water, or lands, or creatures like us. But other times, it is. People have learned a lot over the years about using and managing natural resources more sustainably, and all kinds of people work hard trying to do that. Frog 1 - Yeah, I guess you're right. You know, it's not easy being a frog, but I guess it's pretty tough being a person, too. Frog 2 – Now that's a pretty realistic call! SOUNDS - ~3 sec – fireworks.Frog 2 – Hey, there's the fireworks finale. And that sounds like the Air Force Concert Band playing one of my favorites, “The Washington Post,” by John Philip Sousa. Let's have a quick listen, then we better get back under cover. All the humans will be coming back from the fireworks soon. Both frogs – Happy July 4th!MUSIC - ~ 14 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode replaces Episode 323, 7-4-16, and Episode 427, 7-2-18. Virginia Water Radio thanks Kriddie Whitmore, a 2016 master's degree graduate in Forestry from Virginia Tech, for participating as the guest voice in this episode. Thanks also to Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Conservation, for reviewing a draft of the episode. This episode's frog and fireworks sounds were recorded Blacksburg, Va., around 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2015. This episode's music was an excerpt of “The Washington Post,” written by John Philip Sousa in 1889, and performed here by the United States Air Force Concert Band on their 2001 album “I Am An American,” accessed online at http://www.allmusic.com/album/i-am-an-american-mw0002256231, as of 6-29-22. Information about “The Washington Post” is available from the United States Marine Band, “Sousa-The Washington Post” (3:30 video), online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxrh1CrMmTY; and “The President's Own/John Philip Sousa,” online at http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/Our-History/John-Philip-Sousa/. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGE (Unless otherwise noted, photographs are by Virginia Water Radio.) Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) on the deck of a residence in Blacksburg, Va., Sep. 23, 2009. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT CONSERVATION IN THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION Following are the four sections of Article XI, “Conservation,” of the Virginia Constitution, as accessed at the Virginia Legislative Information System, online at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/constitution/article11/, on June 30, 2022.Section 1. Natural resources and historical sites of the Commonwealth.To the end that the people have clean air, pure water, and the use and enjoyment for recreation of adequate public lands, waters, and other natural resources, it shall be the policy of the Commonwealth to conserve, develop, and utilize its natural resources, its public lands, and its historical sites and buildings. Further, it shall be the Commonwealth's policy to protect its atmosphere, lands, and waters from pollution, impairment, or destruction, for the benefit, enjoyment, and general welfare of the people of the Commonwealth. Section 2. Conservation and development of natural resources and historical sites. In the furtherance of such policy, the General Assembly may undertake the conservation, development, or utilization of lands or natural resources of the Commonwealth, the acquisition and protection of historical sites and buildings, and the protection of its atmosphere, lands, and waters from pollution, impairment, or destruction, by agencies of the Commonwealth or by the creation of public authorities, or by leases or other contracts with agencies of the United States, with other states, with units of government in the Commonwealth, or with private persons or corporations. Notwithstanding the time limitations of the provisions of Article X, Section 7, of this Constitution, the Commonwealth may participate for any period of years in the cost of projects which shall be the subject of a joint undertaking between the Commonwealth and any agency of the United States or of other states. Section 3. Natural oyster beds. The natural oyster beds, rocks, and shoals in the waters of the Commonwealth shall not be leased, rented, or sold but shall be held in trust for the benefit of the people of the Commonwealth, subject to such regulations and restriction as the General Assembly may prescribe, but the General Assembly may, from time to time, define and determine such natural beds, rocks, or shoals by surveys or otherwise. Section 4. Right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest game. The people have a right to hunt, fish, and harvest game, subject to such regulations and restrictions as the General Assembly may prescribe by general law.SOURCES Used for Audio Chesapeake Bay Program, online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/; and “Slight improvements in Bay health and new economic data added in 2021 Chesapeake Bay Report Card,” June 7, 2022, news release, online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/news/blog/slight_improvements_in_bay_health_and_new_economic_data_added_in_2021_chesa.Commonwealth of Virginia, Constitution of Virginia, “Article XI Conservation,” accessed online at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/constitution/article11/. John D. Kleopfer and Chris S. Hobson, A Guide to the Frogs and Toad of Virginia, Special Publication Number 3, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (now Department of Wildlife Resources), Richmond, Va., 2011. Bernard S. Martof, et al., Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1980. Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, “Water Quality Monitoring in the Potomac Estuary,” online at http://www.mwcog.org/environment/water/potomacestuary.asp.Thomas V. Cech, Principles of Water Resources: History, Development, Management, and Policy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y., 2003.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:“National Aquatic Resources Surveys,” online at https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys;“Summary of the Clean Water Act,” online at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act.Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “Water Quality Assessments/Integrated Report,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/assessments/integrated-report.Zygmunt J. B. Plater et al., Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn., 1998. For More Information about Amphibians in Virginia and Elsewhere AmphibiaWeb, https://amphibiaweb.org/index.html. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org. J.C. Mitchell and K.K. Reay, Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Virginia, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries/Richmond (1999); available online (as a PDF) at https://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/atlases/mitchell-atlas.pdf, courtesy of the Virginia Herpetological Society. (Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.) Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries):“A Guide to Virginia's Frogs and Toads,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/frogs-and-toads/;“A Guide to the Salamanders of Virginia,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/salamanders/;“Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/(the Gray Treefrog entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=020007&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=19173);“List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2020,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf;“Virginia is for Frogs,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/virginia-is-for-frogs/;“Wildlife Information,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/. Virginia Herpetological Society, “Frogs and Toads of Virginia,” online at https://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/amphibians/frogsandtoads/frogs_and_toads_of_virginia.htm. For More Information about Federal Environmental and Natural Resources LawsCornell University Law School/Legal Information Institute:“Environmental Law,” online at https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/environmental_law; “Natural Resources,” online at https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/natural_resources. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Laws and Regulations,” online at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations. The section for the Clean Water Act is online at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act; the section for the Endangered Species Act is online at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-endangered-species-act; the section for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is online at https://www.epa.gov/nepa. For More Information about Virginia Natural Resources Laws Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Web site, online at http://naturalresources.virginia.gov/. See the “Agencies” link to access the various Virginia state agencies involved with resources regulation and management. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Amphibians” and “History” subject categories. Following is the link to another episode on Gray Treefrogs.Episode 528, 6-8-20. Following are links to other episodes done for July 4th. Episode 168, 7-1-13 – Water and the Revolutionary War.Episode 220, 6-30-14 – Water origins of Virginia Declaration signers.Episode 273, 7-6-15 – The Great Road on the Virginia Peninsula.FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-4: Living Systems and ProcessesK.7 – Plants and animals have basic needs and life processes.1.5 – Animals, including humans, have basic life needs that allow them to survive.2.5 – Living things are part of a system.3.5 – Aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems support a diversity of organisms.4.3 – Organisms, including humans, interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Grades K-5: Earth ResourcesK.11 – Humans use resources.1.8 – Natural resources can be used responsibly, including that most natural resources are limited; human actions can affect the availability of natural resources; and reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources.3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 66.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment.6.8 – Land and water have roles in watershed systems.6.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life ScienceLS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth ScienceES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity.ES.10 – Oceans are complex, dynamic systems subject to long- and short-term variations. Biology&
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Miki Rossanis, Head of Clinical Development at Sensi, addresses how artificial intelligence technology can aid agencies in recognizing cognitive changes in their clients, and provide supplemental care for the aging populating amid caregiver shortages.
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At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that requires agencies to gather statistics about telework, and prevent them from restricting it. It's called the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act. We get more now from one of its sponsors, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Mary.).
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The Technology Modernization Fund is making a big investment in better customer experience throughout government. The TMF will award $100 million to projects that cut wait times for public-facing federal services, as well as excessive paperwork and other barriers. These projects tie back to the Biden administration's executive order on improving customer experience. For more on this announcement, Federal News Network's Jory Heckman spoke with TMF Executive Director Raylene Yung. But first, you'll hear from TMF Chairwoman and Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana.
Do you know how much money podcasts make? Does your own podcast make you money? Making Conversations about podcast growth Count! "You have dozens of these podcast booking agencies, and I'm friends with a lot of them. Again, they stepped into a problem and they built the solution for the problem. But by doing that, I think there was another problem that was generated, which was the fact that the podcaster wasn't getting paid." Travis Chappell, Making Conversations Count - (June 2022) Psst! Low on data? Here's a lower bandwidth version for you. If after listening you feel you want to sign up for Guestio, click here to do so. Is there a better way of monetising your podcast? Travis Chappell thinks so. He's come up with a solution that he hopes will help indie podcasts to continue investing in producing professional and polished content but cover those costs with the podcast itself. Podcast marketing can be a bit of a catch-22. You know it's good for your brand, but it costs you money up front and can take years of consistency before you'll even see results. After listening to this episode, you'll be informed of a potential opportunity to help with the issue of financing your growth. As you'll learn from this episode of the "Making Conversations Count" podcast, there's more than one way to monetise a podcast! You'll learn.... Why fight with bigger podcasts for great guests? Podcasters do all the work for none of the pay How much money do podcasts make? Travis' conversation that counted – (and how he hates being comfortable!) A poignant moment from the episode: "There's kind of this almost like taboo attitude about it from a lot of people where it's like, "well, I would never pay for a guest" or "I would never pay to go on a show". And I'm just always curious as to why? It's not anybody's fault. It's not like they're just small minded. It has nothing to do with that. It's just like that's how the industry was portrayed for the last few years. Like I said, it's treated as a form of PR. The difference is if you go get an article in NBC or Forbes or whatever, they're still going to make all their money this quarter. They're not dependent... like, they don't also have a nine to five that they're working on the side." Click here for the full transcript What IS Making Conversations Count? "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris. Missed our previous episodes? You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here: https://makingconversationscount.com/episodes/ Listen to Making Conversations Count On your mobile device? Hear them in your favourite platform (Apple or Spotify etc) here: https://makingconversationscount.studio/listen Once you've listened, remember to leave us a review! https://makingconversationscount.studio/Review-all-episodes
How can you continue to grow your agency after the pandemic? In this episode of the Innovative Agency podcast, we are joined by Tim Kilroy. He has helped over 100 agencies drive dramatic growth results — like growing 8x in a year, or by 3x in 90 days. During our conversation, Tim discusses the challenges that agency owners are facing today and strategies for growth in all stages. What you will learn in this episode: Why growing and starting an agency was easier during the pandemic and how things have recently changed Why Tim believes that return on ad spend (ROAS) is a ridiculous metric What are inexperienced marketers and agency owners missing, and what insights do they need to bring to the table How agency work has transitioned from more technical work to more marketing and strategy work What are the differences in the growth strategy for emerging agencies vs established agencies What is the concept of “return of understanding” and why it's important for emerging agencies to niche down Why bigger agencies should prioritize learning how to create engaging management structures Why agency leaders should plan for their own exit, even if they don't plan on selling Bio “I help digital agencies (and digital agency owners) generate more revenue, more profit & more happiness without working a million hours, being ‘sales-y' or doing anything else gross,” Tim says of his business strategy. Tim has worked with over 100 agencies to help them solve problems ranging from “How do I get my 1st client?” to “How do we maximize our exit value?” Tim also focuses on driving dramatic growth by collaborating with agency owners and management teams. He has helped his clients do amazing things – like grow 8x in a year, or by 3x in 90 days. In addition, Tim has helped agencies create account management structures, and coached them through various situations, such as a founder moving to another opportunity. Resources: Websites: The Kilroy Report Podcast: https://www.thekilroyreport.com/ Consulting Offers: https://timkilroy.com/agency-growth-consulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agencygrowthcoach Twitter: https://twitter.com/timkilroy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timkilroy/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/agencygrowthcoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timkilroy_agencygrowth/
On this episode of THRIVE — sponsored by accessiBe — Kelly and Trenton Moss talk about how to cultivate more meaningful interactions between the people within your agency.Trenton Moss and I cover these points and more:How Trenton nearly went bankrupt in business, and how he emerged stronger;The value in how you make people feel, and how that benefits your client relationships;The decision-making criteria he uses based on Collaboration, Trust and Empowerment;How teaching basic skills spilled over into personal lives and increased revenue.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes of THRIVE to get practical tips on becoming a conscious leader, growing your agency, and more. Thanks for listening, and I'd love to hear your takeaways!If you enjoyed this episode, post it in your stories and tag me @agencyscaler. And don't forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast wherever you listen.Learn more about THRIVE at https://klcampbell.com/category/podcast/ and https://accessibe.com/thrive CONNECT WITH TRENTON MOSS:LinkedInBuy His BookWebsiteCONNECT WITH KELLY CAMPBELL:LinkedInInstagramTwitterWork with Kelly
How does The Transportation Corridor Agencies serve a quarter of a million drivers daily? Find out by listening to OC Talk Radio Public Affairs Director Dawn Kamber's interview with Transportation Corridors Agencies CEO Samuel Johnson. The Transportation Corridor Agencies are two joint power agencies, the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and the San Joaquin Transportation Corridor Agency. They were formed to plan, finance, construct and operate state routes 73, 133, 241 and 261. He talks about how the Toll Roads in Orange County are unique in the way they're financed and the TCA recently approved Seven Year Strategic Plan. Only on OC Talk Radio, Orange County's Only Community Radio Station which streams live from the University of California-Irvine's BEALL APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER. www.thetollroads.com
Leanne Perice (@leanneperice) is the founder of MADE BY ALL (@madebyall), where she provides visionary and strategic management for her clients. Being at the forefront of the digital economy, Leanne values the art of all partnerships and helping her clients monetize outside the box while helping them build a strong brand identity. In 2019, Leanne established her product development division where she co-founds companies and brands with her clients to diversify revenue streams and build equity in owned IP. Additionally, Leanne serves as an advisor to Universal Gamers Amateur Association (UGAA) and has developed a social venture division focused on partnering with CPG brands and tech startups. She works with top agencies and Fortune 500 brands, such as: Procter & Gamble, Amazon, PepsiCo, Walmart, NFL, T-Mobile, Walt Disney and directly with all the top social media platforms. EPISODE OVERVIEW: Leanne's background into forming one of the TOP Talent Management Agencies representing major Celebrity and Influencer Brands Insights / self-serving mindsets on facing negativity / limiting beliefs when paving your own future How she scaled Made By All into the TOP Influencer / Celebrity Management Companies Working with major Fortune 500 brands, such as: Procter & Gamble, Amazon, PepsiCo, Walmart, NFL, T-Mobile, Walt Disney Roles of a Manager and how to know when you need one as a Creative, Influencer, Celebrity / Public Figure / Personal Brand Leanne's blueprint for creating and running a management company Scaling a TEAM / How Leanne works and manages her business Advice to Influencers how to grow a brand to this extent - like a Tessa Brooks, Helen Owen Why it is so important to stay in your lane as a creative and create a brand that is truly authentic to you Multiple Streams of Income for ONLINE creators - content creators, influencers, bloggers What makes for a successful Influencer Marketing Campaign How DTC Brands can approach leveraging and working with influencers Advice to entrepreneurs listening to pave their own way, start their own business Tips for continuing to grow in your space, build your network and rolodex of brands and talent EPISODE MENTIONS: This episode is sponsored by, Gorgias - the leading customer service platform for e-commerce brands. Exclusively for Coffee & A Good Vibe listeners, Try Gorgias for 2 MONTHS Free HERE CONNECT: YOUTUBE ➟ Watch & subscribe to our channel here ➟ Coffee & A Good Vibe Video Interviews To connect with Ayesha Sehra ➟ click HERE Check out our podcast insta ➟ click HERE To learn about my Branding & PR Agency Grow The Social ➟ click HERE
This week, in episode 112, we welcome a new regular to the 21 Hats Podcast crew: Sarah Segal, founder and CEO of Segal Communications, a public relations firm based in San Francisco. First, Sarah tells Jay Goltz and Liz Picarazzi how she built her firm. Then, Jay and Liz ask Sarah all of their questions about public relations: How much outreach should they do themselves? Should they hire a PR specialist or a full-service agency? Should they approach journalists directly or through a publicist? And most important, how much should it all cost? Plus: Why Sarah's still figuring out how to attract new business.
Did you know that growing a business is actually difficult? I'm sure you did.But did you know a big secret in growing, sustaining, and scaling a business comes down to having clarity?Sometimes we are too quick to take action and don't spend enough time asking the right questions and getting the right answers before making any moves. This episode dives into the five growth secrets to gain more growth and learn communication tactics to improve your conversion rate within your sales pipeline.Sales always comes down to meaningful relationships.My new book Strategize Up expounds on the three relationships of B.A.E. you need to identify by the end of every call.• Buyers• Advocates• ElevatorsToo many are focused only on those who can buy and eliminate those who can't or have no need to buy right now. Which is the wrong approach. You'll know in the first five minutes if they are interested, qualified, and ready to be a potential buyer. If they aren't a buyer, don't just end the call. Every conversation is valuable and can lead to more invaluable conversations.Apply B.A.E. to your rounds of sales calls, outbound messaging, networking, and social media efforts, and see how your whole experience will change.You'll go from thinking win-lose situation to embracing a win-win mentality!Beyond The Episode Gems:See what the HubSpot CRM can do for your business at HubSpot.comSee all of the podcasts on the HubSpot Podcast NetworkDiscover The 5 Growth Secrets To Get More Business via AgorapulseDiscover how Agorapulse is helping businesses measure the impact of social media and prove ROISee My Free Course -- Earning The Trust Of Your Audience To Build Brand Authority On Social Media PulseLearn more and join the Social Media Pulse Community for freeGet Two Free Months of Agorapulse on me: Social.Agorapulse.com/FindTroyJoin my All Things Strategy Community on Twitter for upcoming exclusive content!#####Support The Podcast & Connect With Troy:• Rate & Review iDigress: iDigress.fm/Reviews• Get Strategy Solutions & Services: FindTroy.com• Buy Troy's Book, Strategize Up: FindTroy.com/Strategize-Up• Follow Troy on Twitter: Twitter.com/FindTroy• Follow Troy on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/FindTroy
Mark Simpson has spent his whole life in hospitality, now a renowned author, award-winning mentor, and proud Boostly founder, he helps short terms rental hosts of all kinds globally to get more direct bookings, instead of relying on the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs). Mark launched The Book Direct Playbook in February 2022, and he's poured all his experience, learnings, insights, (and the odd soccer reference), to help property owners around the world finally regain control and turn their business into the champion of direct bookings. It's an incredible resource and Mark gave a totally inspiring talk at the Short-Term Rental (STR) Wealth Conference in Nashville (June 2022) about this key point – many STR hosts lost their businesses in the pandemic due to over reliance on the OTAS! Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3MKlBHW On the 20th June 2022, Mark is running a free piece of training showing you as hosts how to use your contacts and social networks to generate direct bookings. Go to http://boostly.co.uk/june2022 to register His goal from this training is for you as hosts to bring in $1million in direct bookings in 1 week as a community as a whole. Mark is also co-author of Hospital Hosts, an inspirational new book where the visionary for the project, Jodie Stirling has assembled a stellar collection of the biggest names and icons of the short-term rental industry, and Mark shares his story here too. Along with 40 hosts from around the globe, their entertaining and heart-warming stories, valuable tips, education and inspiration are all shared in this amazing book, which is available to buy now: https://amzn.to/3Mlfr1U - in Kindle edition, paperback or hardback. You can get in touch with Mark here: www.linktr.ee/boostlyuk For show notes and resources in my podcast, go to my website www.servicedaccommodationsecrets.com and Facebook page: http://bit.ly/SASecretsPage See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's Federal Newscast: the Biden administration outlines its plan to maximize COVID-era IT modernization funds. A study shows the brain injury CTE is rare in military personnel. And the VA is trying to streamline how contractors interact with the department.
Within a matter of minutes, the pandemic went from freaking out everybody about keeping their jobs to unfurling a ton of new opportunities. Agencies and brands alike turned to strategists to help them navigate the ambiguity and confusion and frustration. And now many strategists realize they have more options than ever. But what's a strategy boss to do? In this live session, we ask: 1. What are the most common challenges facing managers of strategists right now? 2. What do managers get wrong? 3. How can managers get more things right? Guests: Lee Maicon – CSO https://www.linkedin.com/in/leemaicon/ Nikita Walia – CEO and Founder of Blank https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikitaontheinternet/ Seth Gaffney – CSO, Preacher https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethgaffney/ ** Find out about our 4-week virtual summer camp at http://www.sweathead.com. It starts on July 18, 2022. **
In this episode, Sheldon talks about using the EHS regulators compliance enforcement letters as a roadmap and tool for client services. When you understand the compliance letters, then you will see how regulators look for vulnerabilities in safety management systems. Understanding CPL's can also help your client avoid costly citations, give you webinar training material, and increase service offerings.
We took a few weeks off but we are back! In this episode of OOH Insider, Deanna Berry, COO at McWhorter Capital Partners, chats about college athlete NIL policies, opportunities for NIL within OOH, and the impact of influencer marketing.McWhorter Capital Partners is a private equity and real estate investment firm. They help people grow their wealth so they can live more fully and more generously.Takeaways NIL gives college athletes the opportunity to monetize their personal brands. Agencies that have had experience with influencer marketing are now evolving into NIL marketing.College athletes are often viewed as celebrities within their ecosystem. If local businesses invested ad money in college athletes or sports groups then the program and athletes would receive exposure, as well as, raise brand awareness within the community.“In 10 years, you are just going to really see the bulk of marketing budgets go to outdoor and influencer marketing.” ~Deanna BerryBrands need a balance between content creation and influencer marketing.Influencer marketing is not new. The only thing new about it is that every day people can become an influencer and gain a huge following. Celebrities and athletes are not the only ones.LinksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannaberry/Company: https://www.mcwhortercp.comSign O' The Times: https://www.theoohinsider.com/669730/9073292-episode-075-sign-o-the-times-featuring-robert-landau-peter-spirerPowered by OneScreen.aiOneScreen.ai is the first free, public-access directory for all things Out of Home.Support the show
a AESA Presentation THE MANY UNIQUE SERVICES OFFERED BY ED SERVICE AGENCIES ...Services you may not know about with AESA's Joan Wade and from Chippewa Falls WI CESA10 Mike Haynes Visit ace-ed.org, SELtoday.org and teacher-retention.com to see all our work PLUS We're excited to be working on the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards, which will help us spotlight and celebrate high-impact work across K-12 education.Head to ace-ed.org/awards to find all the information and nominate before June 30! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Agencies all offer the same basic services. When you decide to partner with an agency to help you with your business, the choice will come down to a combination of your preference and their proven results.In this episode, Jordan discusses which business processes should be kept in-house and which ones should be outsourced. He also covers all the things to look out for in an Amazon agency and agencies in general. Listen and enjoy this episode!KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODEDo the calculations in your head on what it will cost you to have one or two full-time employees who are good at doing some of the processes needed to succeed in eCom, and compare that to what you could potentially get at an agency. Any agency with setup fees anywhere from $7500 to $15000 is a hard no. Those with a flat fee (usually $2500 to $3500) with a percentage of sales are being incentivized to grow your business.Look for proven results.Anybody who would not tell you their pricing fairly soon in the conversation is also a no because it should be standardized. Look at the tech they are using.The relationship is super important.Every agency offers these same basic services:Listing optimization (including A+ contents)Amazon PPCHelping your products get into FBA and all of those logisticsCustomer serviceProduct developmentConnect with Jordan here:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-west-marketer/Book quick wins appointment here: https://www.mindfulmarketing.co/quickwinsThis episode we want to share about one of our partners, Clearco. Just because you're profitable doesn't mean you have money for growth - Clearco solves this.Learn more about your options and get an offer within 24 hours. By clicking the link you also get up to $1,000 off your next investment thanks to our partnership: https://clear.co/partner/upGrowth-CommerceStart here first with a simple Cash Flow Calculator to see how growth capital can impact your business: https://clear.co/partner/cashflow/upgrowth-commerce/We love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here:upgrowthcommerce.com/growIf you've been paying attention and your brand is ready to GROW, apply now to be the one new brand we take on this month!https://upgrowthcommerce.com/apply
In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, you'll hear from Daniel Penny, Co-Founder and MD of Mustard Creative Agency, on going beyond the brief, working with agencies, and understanding your influence. chiefmaker.com/238 REGISTER FOR OUR JULY MINI-MBA INTAKE: chiefmaker.com/minimba Daniel co-founded Mustard Creative Agency in 2001 with his business partner. The agency has worked with well-known brands like Target, Hertz, Hisense, Coles and The Good Guys. Daniel is also the founder of LearnSpring, an online learning digital platform. In this episode we talk about: Starting a marketing and creative agency from scratch and how word-of-mouth recommendations have fuelled the business since launching; Why responding to a brief beyond what is requested is the best outcome for a client; Leading an organisation of humans and understanding your influence; and His core principles in driving employee and client engagement. Connecting with Daniel Penny You can connect with Daniel via LinkedIn Books and resources Almanack of Naval Ravikant - by Eric Jorgenson Atomic Habits - by James Clear
Is your agency purpose-driven? A shared purpose is something your employees will rally around and identify with. It is critical to create a sense of belonging and have their buy-in. Today's guest built a successful agency with a great culture his employees really appreciated. When he exited the agency, he felt so inspired by the outpour of messages from those impacted by its culture that he decided to write a book on creating an agency with a purpose and a soul. Ralf Specht is an author and business leader dedicated to making soulless companies a thing of the past. As the CEO of a global digital agency, he focused on building a culture focused on connecting the different teams. Years later, he received many messages thanking him for the agency culture he had created. In this episode we'll discuss: His proven framework for building culture. Why you should have a purpose if you want a successful agency. How he made culture a hard fact. Sponsors and Resources E2M Solutions: Today's episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass is sponsored by E2M Solutions, a web design and development agency that has provided white label services for the past 10 years to agencies all over the world. Check out e2msolutions.com/smartagency and get 10% off for the first three months of service. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Building a Global Agency When Ralf accepted the challenge of creating a global agency, it started with offices in four countries and 80 people. It was certainly a challenge but he remembers it as the highlight of his career. He focused on creating a sense of belonging and a culture that really motivates employees. All companies should have a purpose and a soul and that should come before any revenue goal you may have. You should also have core values that speak to the behavior you want to see in your agency. This will be the way to establish yourself and really start growing. By the time he left years later, Ralf had grown the agency to 19 offices and 1200 people. When he retired, he received many messages thanking him for the culture he had created for the agency. He felt this message was too valuable to keep it to himself, so he was inspired to write Building Corporate Soul and Beyond The Startup. 3-Step Framework for Building a Great Agency Culture Hiring based on beliefs, attitudes, and soft skills are buzzwords that get thrown around a lot these days. In their beginnings, Ralf and his partners sat down to think about the culture and values they wanted to see in their agency. At first, they set out to write a list of the behaviors they wanted to see in the agency. This proved to be difficult so they changed their approach to list the behaviors they did NOT want to see. It was easy starting from there and it also helped them shape an idea of who they wanted to become. This exercise eventually led them to figure out their purpose. It's an exercise he recommends to all agency owners because answering the question “why are you here?” will be crucial to implementing this framework: Shared Purpose (Being): We've been discussing purpose in the agency world for years. However, Ralf believes that if the end game of a purpose conversation is a great PowerPoint deck, then you achieve nothing. He prefers to talk about shared purpose, which has to be a.) shared by the company's leadership and b.) shared with all stakeholders. Shared Understanding (Believing): This includes all strategic elements like the mission, vision, and values plus an often overlooked fourth element “spirit.” For Ralf, spirit speaks to the intended company culture. As the agency leader, what sort of culture do you want to see in the organization? Shared Behaviors (Belonging): Studies show that the number one reason why employees are now leaving their workplaces in spades is that they don't have a sense of belonging. The real work will start after you have shared purpose and shared understanding defined on paper. Up to that point, it is all about strategic thinking. Now you have to actually make sure that the behaviors in your agency reflect what you wrote to establish shared behaviors. Agencies are not any different than any other company in the sense that they very much need to implement these principles as much as they would recommend their clients to do so. Creating Consistent Culture Across Different Agency Offices Ralf's agency started as a global agency, which posed the challenge of building a culture where the different teams felt part of a whole. To address this, he and his partners enforced a single P&L mindset and a mantra of better, faster, cheaper, with an emphasis on better always being #1. With that, everything within the organization was set up to support collaboration rather than competition between offices. They also designed complementary roles across the four offices. Therefore, the offices had to work together or they would not be able to deliver on the various client briefs. As to the belonging element, Ralf believes if a CEO tells you his agency has a soul, it doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you want to know whether or not a company has a soul and a great culture you don't need to ask the CEO. You should ask the employees - they are the soul of the organization. This is why he implemented a formal evaluation structure four times a year. Under this structure, every manager talked to their team to understand what mattered to them. This evaluation included which parts of the company worked for them and which didn't. Those evaluations included a score and financial benefit depending on the score and worked very well for them. Finally, they implemented exchange programs to encourage better communication between the different offices. This way, employees had the opportunity to make connections and understand other work cultures. A Great Culture Gets You Through Difficult Times In his book, Ralf studies cases of companies that do culture right. There's so much to learn from companies like Airbnb and Salesforce that place belonging at the center of their operations. As we know, culture really shows when things get difficult. It's always easy when things are going well and everybody feels good. However, not every company has a culture that can get them through the bad days. Airbnb gave a great example during the pandemic when the hospitality industry went through some really difficult times. You may not know that this company had to let go of 25% of its workforce. This is because they did it the right way. We all learned of similar cases where the companies, unfortunately, did everything wrong (like firing hundreds of employees via a Zoom call) and the whole world knew within a few hours. Airbnb had been honest with its staff since the beginning of the pandemic. It was unknown territory for everyone, after all. They sent several memos throughout the year with updates and finally sent a written communication notifying them of their decision and detailing their reasons. The main reasons this was such a great example in protecting culture through difficult times is: The company made sure the people who had to leave didn't leave with a trauma. Those who stayed understood those who were leaving were a critical part of the company's success thus far. The people who had to leave received a lot of support from the company. All in all, it was a master class in ensuring that your company's soul remained intact after such a difficult time. Why Internal Culture is #1 in an Agency's Reputation When we talk about culture, there is this perception we're talking about an airy and soft thing. Ralf made it a hard fact. This is why his book contains real-life examples of companies with souls. Employee votes really matter more than anything else when it comes to the companies' soul index. When it comes to agencies, they are companies like any others and should strive to have strong cultures. However, it is common to see an agency's value propositions do not match its external value propositions, which are usually about what they do for their clients. In fact, very often there is no internal value proposition. There should be one and it should be in sync with the company's external value proposition. Studies indicate that internal culture is one of the most important factors of a company's reputation. You can't fake it. It has to be real and it starts with a shared purpose. To create a sense of belonging: Ask yourself, what does it feel like to belong in your agency? How can you create belonging and help others feel like they belong there? Some people want to build a $100 million agency and have no purpose beyond that. As someone who's run a very successful 8-figure agency, Ralf says you don't get to that level of success without a purpose. Remember without a purpose and something they can get behind employees will not feel identified with the company or feel empowered to make decisions. This way, the company will never run without you, which should eventually be one of your goals. Want the Support of Amazing Digital Agency Owners? Do you want to be around amazing agency owners that can see you may not be able to see and help you grow your agency? Then go to the Digital Agency Elite to learn all about our exclusive mastermind.
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