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Best podcasts about Articulate

Latest podcast episodes about Articulate

Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby
The Ability to Develop and Articulate Your Ideas is Workplace Currency - Got Skills

Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 9:21


The Skill: Being able to develop and articulate your ideas.  This week, we're diving into Season 1 Episode 3 of Let's Talk About Skills Baby. In this episode, Kelly speaks with Elizabeth Leiba, Director of Instructional Design and Innovation at City College in Florida, and Cohost of The EdUp Experience Podcast. They discuss the types of skills Elizabeth feels students should work on strengthening most during their higher education experience, and that while the practical application of these skills in the workplace often looks very different from their application in academia, they are actually highly relevant.   Key Takeaway: Being able to articulate your ideas, and write and speak in a way that explains them clearly to others is really the currency in the workplace.   Learn more at skillsbaby.com/gotskills Got Skills is produced by Growth Network Podcasts

Emmet Audio
Articulate the habits you want to maintain

Emmet Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 5:03


Especially when things are hard

Care More Be Better: Social Impact, Sustainability + Regeneration Now
Regeneration Part 4: A Review of The Climate Activist Portal - Nexus - on Regeneration.org with Anca Novacovici, Tia Walden, Julie Lokun and Nicole Davis

Care More Be Better: Social Impact, Sustainability + Regeneration Now

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 48:39


Last week, Corinna Bellizzi invited a few activists, friends, and prior guests on Care More Be Better to participate in a livestream event that was simulcast on LinkedIn and YouTube. In this session they each discuss what the term Regeneration means to them and how they aim to make a difference. They then dive into the new Nexus section of Paul Hawken's website, Regeneration.org. They discuss the site, its utility, and raise a few questions as they investigate the tools available to us all.  YouTube Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5puFzYuvIg&t=821s  LinkedIn Livestream: https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6848325006729072640/  About Our Guests:  Anca Novacovici, The Eco Coach  Anca Novacovici is a client-focused leader with 15+ years of sustainability experience supporting organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and GHG emissions. Track record of enabling clients to successfully plan, implement and communicate environmental sustainability practices, resulting in customer growth, enhanced brand recognition, and reduced costs. Proven expert, consultant, coach, and mentor. Articulate communicator skilled in delivering insightful and actionable advice and strengthening relationships with clients, stakeholders and leadership. Tia Walden (Morell), Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Author & Podcaster Tia Walden is a holistic nutritionist and an integrative nutrition health coach devoted to empowering others in their discovery of what food choices work for their individual makeup. She teaches her clients to take responsibility for bridging the gap between where they currently are and where they want to be. She is passionate about sharing tangible steps that improve both health and the overall quality of life. She is also a fellow podcaster who co-hosts Obsessed With Humans On The Verge of Change. Julie Lokun, JD, Career Coach, Publisher, Keynote Speaker and Podcaster Julie Lokun is an inspirational leader and team-builder who offers services as a career and relationship coach. She has received national recognition as a keynote speaker, publishes best-selling books, and she's even a lawyer.  She is also a fellow podcaster who co-hosts Obsessed With Humans On The Verge of Change. Nicole Davis, Excellent Human, Van-Life Minimalist Nicole is a natural products industry veteran who has collaborated with our host, Corinna Bellizzi, off and on over the past few years. She is a serial minimalist and positivity maven who condensed her life into an RV in part to lessen her footprint but also to live more simply.    Time Stamps:  00:00 Introduction 02:29 What Does Regeneration Means To You? 10:09 Trash to Treasure, Kelsey Rumburg https://www.caremorebebetter.com/trash-to-treasure-exploring-what-it-takes/  11:00 What is Nexus? Climate Activism Tool Description 11:56 Diving Into https://www.regeneration.org  12:30 Wasting Nothing 13:05 Bad Actors Discussion 16:00 Key Players 18:15 Questions of Due Dilligence / How Are Suggestions For Companies and Not-For-Profits To Support Vetted? What Was The Timeframe Assessed? Criteria Used? 19:45 Learn More About Each Category Of Activism 22:25 Regeneration = A Continuation of Drawdown 23:15 Recommendations from Anca Novacovici 25:00 Action Items 28:15 "The Real Real" Suggestion from Julie Lokun for used clothes shopping: https://www.therealreal.com  33:45 Build Your Regeneration Climate Action List Join the Care More. Be Better. Community! (Social Links Below) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveJg5mSfeTf0l4otrxgUfg Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/CareMore.BeBetter/   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CareMoreBeBetter  LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/care-more-be-better   Twitter: https://twitter.com/caremorebebettr   Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/care-more-be-better   ~Join us live each week for open conversations on Clubhouse!~ Support Care More. Be Better: A Social Impact + Sustainability Podcast Care More. Be Better. is not backed by any company. We answer only to our collective conscience. As a listener, reader, and subscriber you are part of this pod and this community and we are honored to have your support. If you can, please help finance the show (https://www.caremorebebetter.com/donate). Thank you, now and always, for your support as we get this thing started

The Changelog
Learning-focused engineering

The Changelog

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 72:43


This week we're joined by Brittany Dionigi, Director of Platform Engineering at Articulate, and we're talking about how organizations can take a more intentional approach to supporting the growth of their engineers through learning-focused engineering. Brittany has been a software engineer for more than 10 years, and learned formal educational and classroom-based learning strategies as a Technical Lead & Senior Instructor at Turing School of Software & Design. We talk through a ton of great topics; getting mentorship right, common coaching opportunities, classroom-based learning strategies like backwards planning, and ways to identify and maximize the learning opportunities for teams and org.

Changelog Master Feed
Learning-focused engineering (The Changelog #462)

Changelog Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 72:43


This week we're joined by Brittany Dionigi, Director of Platform Engineering at Articulate, and we're talking about how organizations can take a more intentional approach to supporting the growth of their engineers through learning-focused engineering. Brittany has been a software engineer for more than 10 years, and learned formal educational and classroom-based learning strategies as a Technical Lead & Senior Instructor at Turing School of Software & Design. We talk through a ton of great topics; getting mentorship right, common coaching opportunities, classroom-based learning strategies like backwards planning, and ways to identify and maximize the learning opportunities for teams and org.

Square Stories
If you can't articulate what's going on you can't deal with it.

Square Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:27


Messaging; getting to the clear, consistent messaging is the mainstay for Jason Sieden of Brndstrm. Jason's process guides companies to focus and find a path forward to success.

The InnerFight Podcast
Episode 722: Fasting with Dr Alan Goldhamer

The InnerFight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 47:20


 Fasting is nothing new, it has been used around the world for hundred of years. However in recent times we are seeing an increasing number of people turning to fasting in desperation to cure a number of "self inflicted" as well as hereditary illnesses. Dr Alan of TrueNorth Health center has seen over 20,000 patients go through fasting protocols at his clinic with some mind blowing results that he shares in todays show.Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a  state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic  services, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as massage and body  work. He is also director of the Center's groundbreaking residential  health education program.Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Goldhamer is one of the most  pioneering and dedicated visionaries in health today. An outspoken  professional who doesn't shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply  committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim  their ability to change their lives. Dr. Goldhamer has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients.  Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training  facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision  of therapeutic fasting.Connect with Dr Alan:https://www.healthpromoting.com/clinic-services/staff/alan-goldhamer-dcThe Pleasure Trap bookhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Pleasure-Trap-Mastering-Undermines-Happiness/dp/B07FB4F5RG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1630061503&refinements=p_27%3AAlan+Goldhamer&s=books&sr=1-1Resources:Here is a list of links that may be of interest to you.https://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/british-medical-journal-follow-water-only-fasting-and-exclusively-plant-foo (lymphoma case report update in British Medical Journal)http://www.healthpromoting.com/sites/default/files/imce/Water%20Fasting%20and%20Lymphoma%20Case%20Study%20TNH.pdf  (fasting and Lymphoma case report in British Medical Journal)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/medically-supervised-water-only-fasting-treatment-hypertension (fasting and high blood pressure)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/medically-supervised-water-only-fasting-treatment-borderline-hypertension (fasting and moderate high blood pressure)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/clinical-fastinghttp://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/fasting-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-applications (fasting mechanisms)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/alan-goldhamer-dc-water-fasting%E2%80%94-clinical-effectiveness-rebooting-your-body (interview with Dr. Goldhamer)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/truenorth-tv/pleasure-trap-douglas-lisle-tedx-fremont (tedx talk on the pleasure trap by Dr. Lisle)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/truenorth-tv/fasting-your-health-lifestyle-magazine (TV show on fasting with Goldhamer and McDougall)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/gq-article-how-terrible-insufferable-six-day-water-fast-made-me-new-man (GQ article on fasting at TNHC)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/truenorth-tv (fasting lecture by Dr. Goldhamer)http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/truenorth-tv/tv-news-reports-water-only-fasting-healing-chronic-migraine-headache (TV news reports on fasting and TNHC)https://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/truenorth-tv/fasting-ancient-solution-modern-problems

Rebel News +
EZRA LEVANT | Meet the most articulate critic of forced vaccinations — an NBA player

Rebel News +

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 43:25


Ezra's found the most thoughtful, balanced, well-spoken critic of vaccine mandates — and it's an NBA player. GUEST: New UK-based Rebel reporter Lewis Brackpool

Quantum Nurse: Out of the rabbit hole from stress to bliss.  http://graceasagra.com/
#199 -Dr. Alan Goldhamer - "The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness"

Quantum Nurse: Out of the rabbit hole from stress to bliss. http://graceasagra.com/

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 86:47


Quantum Nurse www.quantumnurse.life presents Sept 14, 2021 Tuesday @ 1:00 PM EST. 6:00 PM UK 7:00 PM Germany Topic: The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness Guest: Dr. Alan Goldhamer, DC www.healthpromoting.com www.fasting.org Bio Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world's leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. Articulate, inspiring, and energetic, he is a frequent lecturer and speaker on fasting, diet, and treatment of chronic diseases to achieve optimum health. In 1984, Dr. Goldhamer founded and became Director of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients. TrueNorth Health is a multidiscipline practice that includes doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and psychology. Its healthcare providers treat patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes to autoimmune disorders and lymphoma. The Center is the largest facility in the world specializing in medically supervised, water-only fasting and one of the premier training facilities for doctors to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting. TrueNorth Health utilizes a nutritional medicine approach based on an exclusively whole-plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar (SOS). The Center is affiliated with the TrueNorth Health Foundation, whose mission is to expand evidence-based knowledge of how medically supervised, water-only fasting and diet impact human health; train clinicians in the use of these interventions; and share its findings with researchers and the public. Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and co-author of The Pleasure Trap—Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness. He is also the principle author of two landmark studies that showed evidence of the benefits of water-only fasting, as well as numerous case reports published in peerreviewed indexed journals evaluating the effects of water-only fasting in the treatment a variety of conditions. Interview Council Dr. Mary Elizabeth Mansfield, PhD Podcast: Mindful Empowerment https://linktr.ee/MindfulEmpowerment Grace Asagra, RN MA Podcast: Quantum Nurse: Out of the Rabbit Hole from Stress to Bless https://linktr.ee/GraceAsagra www.quantumnurse.life www.graceasagra.com Hartmut Schumacher Podcast: GO YOUR OWN PATH https://anchor.fm/hartmut-schumacher-path Steve Fierro Podcast: Awakened Mind https://anchor.fm/steve-fierro

Breaking the Bias
Career Coaches On How To Articulate Your Value

Breaking the Bias

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 50:52


Due to a series of economic downturns, gender-based social norms and the cracked-yet-not-broken glass ceiling, women of Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) are sometimes referred to as the “sandwich generation.” Gen X women are more likely to be working full time and to be a caregiver for children or aging parents—or both. According to the AARP's Public Policy Institute, by the year 2030, the ratio of people needing care to possible caregivers will be 4-to-1 and by 2050, it will be 3-to-1. This caregiving crisis could have a great effect on both the millennial and Gen Z generation as well. As career and caregiving duties collide for many—especially during the ongoing pandemic—workplaces will need to adapt to better accommodate caregivers. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, Consciously Unbiased Director of Content Holly Corbertt (virtually) sits down with Jackie Ghedine and Mimi Bishop, co-founders of The Resting Mind, a company that coaches high-achieving, 40+ women who want greater success and more money in their career or their business. They dive into how women and professionals of all intersections can better navigate through the corporate world and be their most authentic selves, all while getting paid what they are worth. The conversation also covers: How to change subconscious beliefs and habits to optimize your outcome. Why working hard does not automatically mean success—and what does. How to recognize what feels right for you intuitively, and what an energy misalignment looks like. How Gen X women can combat ageism, and much more.

MeetMyPotential
#108 How to Encourage Connection through Digital Learning with Detlef Hold

MeetMyPotential

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 26:39


We are no longer strangers to the digital space. The pandemic has forced us into this environment if we were not already there. We've had to move quickly and adapt and continue to evolve how we make use of digital platforms. Today's episode dives into the world of digital learning and transformation as Deepa speaks with Detlef Hold, Head of Digital Learning Experience for Roche. They talk about what digital learning is as well as give practical tips for how to use the platforms to achieve the most engagement and success within organizations.  Key Points from this Episode: Digital Learning leverages technology platforms for individual or group learning. And it is about creating the best environment for digital workers, the world we are living in today. There is a lot of responsibility on digital workers. They have to be able to search, assess, and find what's relevant. It's important to use technology and build community around it. Small things make all the difference in digital learning, but it does require you to rethink the way you design these experiences. You have to create an environment where everyone has a voice and feels comfortable sharing. Focus on people first.  Climate, Facilitation, and Pace of program are key ingredients in keeping transformation happen in digital learning environments. Use co-creation to increase engagement in your digital environment. Make the most of your meeting time! This means you focus on dialogue and connection rather than tactics and summaries. Make videos of those items before the meeting. Utilize all forms to communicate on your digital platforms, be breakout rooms or chats or small groups. Engage in multiple ways so that everyone has an option to get in the conversation. Keeping cameras on for online meetings creates more connection, so encourage the use. This can take time and needs to be woven into your organization's culture. The platform is a means to an end. You will have to convince your stakeholders of the technological investment. You are asking your employees to rethink the way they work. You are helping them build new habits and forget their old ways of doing. This is about mindset. Focus on the social structures needed to engage every employee. This is more important than the actual technological part of the transformation. Articulate your intention.  Experiment and observe ourselves. This brings about change within us.  When you find yourself in a place where there is opportunity, take it! We hope you enjoyed this episode! Tell us in the comments, what is one way you are embracing digital learning? And what is one new way you learned from this episode to use digital learning? About Detlef https://www.linkedin.com/in/detlefhold/ (Detlef Hold's) skillset is in digital learning, entrepreneurship, design thinking, the innovation life cycle and global leadership development. He has worked as an independent OD consultant, in HR and teach Psychology, HR, Change Management and Corporate Learning Leadership (Executive MBA programs) in South America, Switzerland & in the US at Stanford. He is a very creative problem solver who can recognize patterns of an emerging future.

Lets Be Honest Before We Start Pretending
Ep 072: Better Together with Cami McLaren

Lets Be Honest Before We Start Pretending

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 48:53


Since the beginning of this podcast, we have been talking about choice.   Bottom line, we all make choices every single day. Being in ownership for our life and what we have created and what we want to create going forward is all about choice.  Today we are going to explore accountability and why it's important to have an accountability partner.  I am so excited to have my accountability partner Cami McLaren on and we trust you are going to be empowered to create accountability partnerships going forward. We believe it is a catalyst in taking the lead in your life. Let's go! To connect with Cami McLaren please visit her at www.mclarencoaching.com   Here are the highlights from this episode: {9:37} Becoming a coach was kind of a fluke {13:39} The value in being held accountable {16:33} The eight pillars {23:31} Getting clear on purpose and outcomes {30:18} Are you going to have results or reasons? {34:15} If you're not getting results, change the process {38:59} Articulate how you want to be challenged Ready to take on your next level personally and professionally?  Join us in LIFt - the Leadership Impact Forum. Check it out!  www.kellyjmobeck.com/LIFt   To connect with Coach Kelly and for more resources please visit www.kellyjmobeck.com  follow on Instagram @kellymobeck. Join us in our NEW Impact Growth Community on Facebook. You can also email us at Kelly@KellyJMobeck.com  let us know any questions you in life you have, and what you would love to hear more about, we are happy to help and will take these on in future episodes

An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color
“Articulate Your Value!” with Ashley AsShire

An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 34:03


What do you bring to the table? What do you do well? What makes you YOU? Getting clear about these and strategizing on how to communicate this to yourself and to others is how you “Articulate Your Value” which leads to having more… Check out this week's episode to learn about how to do this and more from Ashley AsShire, founder of the podcast and lifestyle brand, Schoolin Life. This week's Guest is Ashley AsShire. I'm a director of student affairs at an R1 institution in the Northeast and an adjunct professor in the university's college of education. When I'm not working with college students, I lead a different classroom as the founder of the podcast and lifestyle brand, Schoolin Life. After so many exciting Schoolin Life interactions, I developed proven strategies and a framework for helping women get unstuck in life. With more than 10 years of professional experience in corporate, non-profit, and educational leadership, I use mentoring to serve women and teach them how to leverage their leadership skills to thrive personally and professionally. Invest in yourself and let me provide the missing pieces to you in a personal, safe space where we break down into simple steps, the path forward to your best self. Ways to Connect Mentor Me www.mentor-me.org email:ashley@mentor-me.org WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE + SHARE Let's #Soar and #ElevateWOCVoices #IntimateConversationWOC

Pathmonk Presents Podcast
Clearly Articulate Your Story on Resonating Landing Pages | Interview with Simon Hjorth from OneAffiniti

Pathmonk Presents Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 20:07


Making brands memorable is becoming more challenging as users want to be quickly impressed in the fast-paced digital world. Naturally, we revert to statistics and life-changing features that can be simply boring or overwhelming. Storytelling is becoming a more impactful way to maintain your visitors' interest and ultimately promote memorability. Simon Hjorth, COO of OneAffiniti is working to clearly articulate their story on resonating landing pages. OneAffiniti offers a service-enabled technology platform to create customized, scalable through-channel marketing programs. As they amplify growth for both brands and partners OneAffiniti wants to showcase their advantages through stories. Their content is written from the perspective of a client to encourage easier understanding and a quicker connection to their solution. As users are directed through Resonating Landing Pages the OneAffiniti team aims to continue to refine and provide clear and actionable messaging.

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
Bonus - Champions of Charity: Allison Sesso: Eradicating Medical Debt

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 41:00


OVERVIEW: Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast chats with Allison Sesso, Executive Director of RIP Medical Debt. She talks about the issue of medical debt, how RIP Medical Debt was established, and what model it operates on. She also offers advice to people who want to donate to a nonprofit or are looking to start one. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Allison is a born and bred New Yorker with a background in political science and public administration. She worked with 200 nonprofits during her tenure at the Human Services Council of New York. She joined RIP Medical Debt in January 2020—just before the pandemic started. People don't have enough money to pay their medical bills, but the healthcare industry expects them to pay these bills out of their pocket. We tend to spend a lot on healthcare but not on the social determinants of health. Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton leveraged their expertise in debt collection and started RIP Medical Debt in 2014. The company has a “debt engine” that pairs donor dollars to the available debt.  A key donation came from MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, who generously donated $50 million.   One in five Americans has medical debt. The total amount of medical debt is around $1 trillion and it's the top cause of bankruptcy. Allison talks about how COVID affected the healthcare system and medical debt. She also shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act. About 70% of hospitals do not sell their debt at the risk of getting a bad reputation. 501(c)(3) organizations do not pay taxes and there are strict rules that must be followed. A few of these include you must have a board of directors to oversee operations. You cannot support for-profit entities and you must remain nonpartisan. Allison shares the difficulties of fundraising and what people should do when trying to raise money. John Oliver, host of the Last Week Tonight show on HBO did an episode on medical debt and mentioned RIP Medical Debt. The day after, their website crashed and donations skyrocketed.  You can't be shy about asking for money. Articulate the vision and how the money will be used. If you're excited about the mission, people will get behind your charity.  Allison warns people against starting a charity on their own. There are nonprofit associations—within each state and at a national scale—that can help. 3 KEY POINTS: RIP Medical Debt is a charitable mission-driven organization that uses donations to buy portfolios of bad debt from hospitals. It's abolished $4.9 billion of debt to date. Be aware of nonprofits with unusually low overhead rates, and take note of who's donated to the charity you're interested in. If you want to start a 501(c)(3), make sure your idea is new. Know what you're getting into and prepare yourself for the work that needs to be done.   TWEETABLE QUOTES: “Starting a nonprofit is very labor-intensive and it takes time.” - Allison Sesso “Keep being motivated by how you're going to change the world.” - Allison Sesso RESOURCES: RIP Medical Debt website: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ RIP Medical Debt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RIPMedicalDebt/ RIP Medical Debt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RIPMedicalDebt RIP Medical Debt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ripmedicaldebt End Medical Debt book by Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico: https://www.amazon.com/End-Medical-Debt-Unpayable-Healthcare/dp/0989224120 National Council of Nonprofits website: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/ Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Want to be notified of new episodes: Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea   #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #medicaldebt #nonprofit #fundraising #charity  

Discover your Personal Power with Peggy Moore
Conquering the Voices in Your Head

Discover your Personal Power with Peggy Moore

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 27:50


How Can I Conquer My Critical Inner Voice?In order to take power over any destructive thought process, you must first become conscious of what your inner voice is telling you so you can stop it from running your life.   Once you identify the thought process and pinpoint the negative actions it is advocating, you can take control over your inner voice by consciously deciding not to listen. Instead, you can do the actions that are in your best interest.Practice the Triple-A AAA - Awareness, Articulate, AssignFirst, become aware of the thoughts going on in your head, are they criticizing or coaching?Next ARticulate the Change you want to make Third, Assign a new thought that is more beneficial for the life you want to create. Join me to learn how to conquer the voices in your head so that you pay closer attention to the one helping you create peace, purpose, and power in your life. Want a little more help discovering your personal power and creating the life of your dreams?  Join me on a 12-week adventure of self-discovery.  You will increase your self-confidence, find peace in knowing who you are and exactly how you want to show up in the world, feel purpose as you create the life of your dreams, and embrace the power to share your light with the world. Join here https://peggymoorelifecoaching.mykajabi.com/site/virtual-coachingUntil we meet again, my friendPeggy

Taking the Lead
Episode #15: Understanding Customers' Needs Is Key to Success with Romaine Buck, Vice President of Customer Success at Articulate

Taking the Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 44:52


How fluent are you in Customer Success? We could all be a little better no matter what line of the business we're in. And most companies have different approaches and definitions regarding this CS.Luckily, some people have proven to be experts in the field, and it's our pleasure that one of them is with us today. Meet Romaine Buck, the VP of Customer Success at Articulate.With over 20 years of experience in CS, sales, account management, and recruiting, Romaine is a professional you would want to run to if you need advice regarding business growth.In today's episode of the Taking the Lead podcast, Romaine joins our host, Christina Brady, to discuss the most common misconceptions regarding customer success. Romaine also shares details from her prolific career, encouraging women not to be afraid to raise their hands, ask questions and show how amazing they are.

Word Trap with Zulmie
Articulate Strings

Word Trap with Zulmie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 3:24


In this episode Zulmie shares the story behind the poem Articulate Strings. Enjoy!

Digital Enterprise Society Podcast
Fine Tuning Your Personal Brand So You Can Get What You Want

Digital Enterprise Society Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 26:43


What are people in your office saying about you when you're not in the room? Your personal brand is everything that people think about you, say about you, and expect from you, so it is essential that you know how to present your very best. Whether you're networking within your company or convincing your boss to get on board with your great idea, promoting yourself is a critical part of your successful career. To help you get started on refining your personal brand, on this episode of the Digital Enterprise Society podcast, Thom Singer is joined by Amber Hurdle, CEO of Amber Hurdle Consulting. They discuss the importance of quality brands, how you can better promote yourself and work, and how you can better communicate inside your company and manage the time you have with your supervisor so that you can excel.    On today's podcast, you will learn: The importance of quality employer — and personal — brands  Forward-thinking companies have started greatly focusing on their brand. Company brand plays a key role in both recruiting and employee retention. When companies take care of their people, their people take care of their customers.  Employees have the ability to complain or praise their employers like never before with social media platforms.  Similarly, personal brands are a critical component of a successful career.    3 steps to promoting yourself within your company First, clearly define your values. Articulate what you do to bring value to your team. Next, improve your sales skills. You can only get what you want by selling it to others.  Finally, define the ‘WIIFM' — What's In It For Me?' whenever you are promoting anything. Alternately, identify ways that your proposal will help eliminate your boss's fears.    Fine-tuning your PR skills Position yourself as a key player in your company's communication cycle.  Networking within your company is just as critical as external networking.  Positioning the value you offer is refining your personal brand.  The projects you ask for, how you show up in meetings, and how you interact with colleagues is all part of your personal brand, so make sure you are acting intentionally.   Define your target audience and shape your message directly to them.    Key aspects of a well-defined personal brand  Develop a self-awareness that allows you to focus on the greatness in others.  Address the contrast between you and others so that you can tailor your message in a way that suits them.  Stay true to your brand while recognizing and working with the differences in others.  Continue the conversation with us within the Digital Enterprise Society Community at www.DigitalEnterpriseSociety.org.   Digital Download: Virtual Round-Table Series

Seekers of Unity
Calling the Sacred | Shammai Siskind on Jewish Theology, Subjectivity and Directionality

Seekers of Unity

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 119:13


Shammai Siskind is an intelligence analyst, congregational rabbi, teacher of Jewish philosophy and a self-proclaimed chocolate snob. In this convo we discuss Jewish Pantheism, Comparative Theology, the place of Subjectivity in Religion, the meaning of the Soul, Messianic Consciousness, Becoming God, Sanctifying the Ordinary, the need to Articulate the Moment and to Transcend the Ordinary, Metaphors of Directionality and Partzufim. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Thought Leaders Business Lab Podcast
295: Are You Making These Marketing Mistakes? (Part 2)

Thought Leaders Business Lab Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 26:46


This is part two of the 10 marketing mistakes to avoid in your business.  Last Thursday, we shared five marketing mistakes we see people making.  And today, we'll share another five.   These marketing mistakes are in no particular order so don't think that the first 5 mistakes that we shared with you have a higher tendency to provide a bigger impact than the next.  So, sit back, relax, and let's dive in... WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE: The mystery (2:35) Foundational elements of a successful business (5:07) All your eggs in one basket (5:54) The O.P.E.N. model (7:14) It's all about me (12:04) Articulate the value that you provide (13:02) Just waiting (15:24) Explain clearly how to take the next step (17:07) One sided tennis match (21:02) Follow up (22:24) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/295

The Saad Truth with Dr Gad Saad
Is It Racist to Refer to Neil deGrasse Tyson as Articulate & Naturally Gifted? (The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad_245)

The Saad Truth with Dr Gad Saad

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 11:39


Clip of the chat between Brian Keating and Neil deGrasse Tyson: https://youtu.be/v7H7GP48Bt8 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (July 22, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1270: https://youtu.be/wLEDedFtEZE _______________________________________ The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense was released on October 6, 2020. Order your copy now. https://www.amazon.com/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.ca/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X _______________________________________ Please visit my website gadsaad.com, and sign up for alerts. If you appreciate my content, click on the "Support My Work" button. I count on my fans to support my efforts. You can donate via Patreon, PayPal, and/or SubscribeStar. _______________________________________ Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. _______________________________________  

The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad
Is It Racist to Refer to Neil deGrasse Tyson as Articulate & Naturally Gifted? (The Saad Truth - Classics & Short Takes_245)

The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 11:39


Clip of the chat between Brian Keating and Neil deGrasse Tyson: https://youtu.be/v7H7GP48Bt8 _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This clip was posted earlier today (July 22, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1270: https://youtu.be/wLEDedFtEZE _______________________________________ The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense was released on October 6, 2020. Order your copy now. https://www.amazon.com/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.ca/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X _______________________________________ Please visit my website gadsaad.com, and sign up for alerts. If you appreciate my content, click on the "Support My Work" button. I count on my fans to support my efforts. You can donate via Patreon, PayPal, and/or SubscribeStar. _______________________________________ Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. _______________________________________  

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - Pat Quinn - Tarot for Life

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:25


Paul Quinn is an author, teacher, and professional intuitive coach who is passionate about helping others gain insights leading to positive changes and greater well-being. He uses the Tarot as a tool to intuitively access the soul wisdom and guidance which he believes is present within everyone. Listed in 2004 as a "top talent" in Tarot by Chicago Magazine, he is author of Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth.(Quest Books). Paul has been reading the cards for clients since 2000. He combines clairsentience, or the feeling he receives about the cards, with strategies to help clients integrate and act upon the insights offered. He uses the Tarot not as fortune-telling, but as a way to shed light on the influences -inner and outer - that shape our life experiences, and identify opportunities for growth and transformation. He picked up his first Tarot deck in 1998. The attraction for Paul was not just the cards but how their meanings corresponded with his lifelong studies in spirituality, mysticism, astrology, psychology, theatre, and human potential. The Tarot gave him the opportunity to integrate skills he had formally developed in practitioner certification programs from Chicago's NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Institute, Oasis Center for Human Potential Facilitator Training Program (1-year intensive), and in numerous consciousness-oriented programs at the Omega Institute, CG Jung Center, and Association for Humanistic Psychology. Articulate, humorous, and inspiring, Paul gives interactive presentations on the Tarot, synchronicity, and practical mysticism, which he calls "the spirited life." He has presented programs for the Swedenborg Library, Chicago Spiritual Advisory Council, Institute for Noetic Sciences, Theosophical Society of America, Unity churches, and bookstores. He has been interviewed on radio programs internationally and on Chicago-area television programs. Paul has taught Tarot classes in the Chicago area since 2000. More than teaching card meanings, he describes his course as a vibrant, playful "soul classroom" for exploring the Tarot as a lifelong tool for charting an inner-directed path to growth. Internationally renowned psychic Sonia Choquette, author of 14 books on intuition, sums up Paul's dynamic and immersive teaching approach: "Paul doesn't teach the Tarot, he teaches you to channel the Tarot." His Tarot class attracts a wide spectrum of students, including homemakers, healthcare professionals, artists, life coaches, and entrepreneurs. - www.thespiritedlife.com ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com ******************************************************************

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - Pat Quinn - Tarot for Life

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:26


Paul Quinn is an author, teacher, and professional intuitive coach who is passionate about helping others gain insights leading to positive changes and greater well-being. He uses the Tarot as a tool to intuitively access the soul wisdom and guidance which he believes is present within everyone. Listed in 2004 as a "top talent" in Tarot by Chicago Magazine, he is author of Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth.(Quest Books). Paul has been reading the cards for clients since 2000. He combines clairsentience, or the feeling he receives about the cards, with strategies to help clients integrate and act upon the insights offered. He uses the Tarot not as fortune-telling, but as a way to shed light on the influences -inner and outer - that shape our life experiences, and identify opportunities for growth and transformation. He picked up his first Tarot deck in 1998. The attraction for Paul was not just the cards but how their meanings corresponded with his lifelong studies in spirituality, mysticism, astrology, psychology, theatre, and human potential. The Tarot gave him the opportunity to integrate skills he had formally developed in practitioner certification programs from Chicago's NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Institute, Oasis Center for Human Potential Facilitator Training Program (1-year intensive), and in numerous consciousness-oriented programs at the Omega Institute, CG Jung Center, and Association for Humanistic Psychology. Articulate, humorous, and inspiring, Paul gives interactive presentations on the Tarot, synchronicity, and practical mysticism, which he calls "the spirited life." He has presented programs for the Swedenborg Library, Chicago Spiritual Advisory Council, Institute for Noetic Sciences, Theosophical Society of America, Unity churches, and bookstores. He has been interviewed on radio programs internationally and on Chicago-area television programs. Paul has taught Tarot classes in the Chicago area since 2000. More than teaching card meanings, he describes his course as a vibrant, playful "soul classroom" for exploring the Tarot as a lifelong tool for charting an inner-directed path to growth. Internationally renowned psychic Sonia Choquette, author of 14 books on intuition, sums up Paul's dynamic and immersive teaching approach: "Paul doesn't teach the Tarot, he teaches you to channel the Tarot." His Tarot class attracts a wide spectrum of students, including homemakers, healthcare professionals, artists, life coaches, and entrepreneurs. - www.thespiritedlife.com ******************************************************************To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com ******************************************************************

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - Pat Quinn - Tarot for Life

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:25


Paul Quinn is an author, teacher, and professional intuitive coach who is passionate about helping others gain insights leading to positive changes and greater well-being. He uses the Tarot as a tool to intuitively access the soul wisdom and guidance which he believes is present within everyone. Listed in 2004 as a "top talent" in Tarot by Chicago Magazine, he is author of Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth.(Quest Books). Paul has been reading the cards for clients since 2000. He combines clairsentience, or the feeling he receives about the cards, with strategies to help clients integrate and act upon the insights offered. He uses the Tarot not as fortune-telling, but as a way to shed light on the influences -inner and outer - that shape our life experiences, and identify opportunities for growth and transformation. He picked up his first Tarot deck in 1998. The attraction for Paul was not just the cards but how their meanings corresponded with his lifelong studies in spirituality, mysticism, astrology, psychology, theatre, and human potential. The Tarot gave him the opportunity to integrate skills he had formally developed in practitioner certification programs from Chicago's NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Institute, Oasis Center for Human Potential Facilitator Training Program (1-year intensive), and in numerous consciousness-oriented programs at the Omega Institute, CG Jung Center, and Association for Humanistic Psychology. Articulate, humorous, and inspiring, Paul gives interactive presentations on the Tarot, synchronicity, and practical mysticism, which he calls "the spirited life." He has presented programs for the Swedenborg Library, Chicago Spiritual Advisory Council, Institute for Noetic Sciences, Theosophical Society of America, Unity churches, and bookstores. He has been interviewed on radio programs internationally and on Chicago-area television programs. Paul has taught Tarot classes in the Chicago area since 2000. More than teaching card meanings, he describes his course as a vibrant, playful "soul classroom" for exploring the Tarot as a lifelong tool for charting an inner-directed path to growth. Internationally renowned psychic Sonia Choquette, author of 14 books on intuition, sums up Paul's dynamic and immersive teaching approach: "Paul doesn't teach the Tarot, he teaches you to channel the Tarot." His Tarot class attracts a wide spectrum of students, including homemakers, healthcare professionals, artists, life coaches, and entrepreneurs. - www.thespiritedlife.com ****************************************************************** To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com ******************************************************************

OODAcast
Episode 73: Tony Tether On Technology Leadership and Lessons Learned From DARPA

OODAcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 58:43


Dr. Tony Tether was the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, from 2001 till his retirement in 2009. DARPA is widely known for being the principle agency in DoD for research and development. DARPA is charged with investing in projects that aim for high-payoff. They fund innovative ideas, develop solutions, provide demonstrations of concepts and systems and take any other prudent action required to move the right ideas from concept to reality. In this OODAcast we examine some of Dr. Tether's formative experiences, including a very unique job he held while awaiting entry to Stanford. He was a door to door salesman and while doing that learned the importance of quickly assessing challenges that were not being addressed and then forming an ability to express what needs to be done and how to do it quickly. As we hear in the discussion, this type of approach, very consistent with the famous "Heilmeier Catechism", ended up producing a wide range of DARPA breakthroughs, including one that is now in every cell phone in the globe (next time you use your cell phone's mapping and location services, remember to thank the Fuller Brush company!). Dr. Tether also walks us through a brief history of DARPA and dives deeper into the questions Heilmeier is so famous for articulating as a requirement before funding advanced capabilities: What is the problem you want to solve? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon. How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice? What's new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful? Who cares? If you're successful, what difference will it make?(transition) What are the risks and the payoffs? How much will it cost? How long will it take? What are the midterm and final "exams" (go/no go criteria)to check for success? Other topics we discussed with Dr. Tether include: Recent proposals to double the funding of DARPA and why that may be a bad idea Concepts around cybersecurity and mitigating risks to enterprises and the nation of intellectual property theft Leadership in an age of converging technology Slides Dr. Tether Reviewed in this OODAcast are at this link: Dr. Tether Presentation Related Reading: Black Swans and Gray Rhinos Now more than ever, organizations need to apply rigorous thought to business risks and opportunities. In doing so it is useful to understand the concepts embodied in the terms Black Swan and Gray Rhino. See: Potential Future Opportunities, Risks and Mitigation Strategies in the Age of Continuous Crisis Cybersecurity Sensemaking: Strategic intelligence to inform your decisionmaking The OODA leadership and analysts have decades of experience in understanding and mitigating cybersecurity threats and apply this real world practitioner knowledge in our research and reporting. This page on the site is a repository of the best of our actionable research as well as a news stream of our daily reporting on cybersecurity threats and mitigation measures. See: Cybersecurity Sensemaking Corporate Sensemaking: Establishing an Intelligent Enterprise OODA's leadership and analysts have decades of direct experience helping organizations improve their ability to make sense of their current environment and assess the best courses of action for success going forward. This includes helping establish competitive intelligence and corporate intelligence capabilities. Our special series on the Intelligent Enterprise highlights research and reports that can accelerate any organization along their journey to optimized intelligence. See: Corporate Sensemaking Artificial Intelligence Sensemaking: Take advantage of this mega trend for competitive advantage This page serves as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for Artificial Intelligence information to drive their decision-making process. This includes a special guide for executives seeking to make the most of AI in their enterprise. See: Artificial Intelligence Sensemaking COVID-19 Sensemaking: What is next for business and governments From the very beginning of the pandemic we have focused on research on what may come next and what to do about it today. This section of the site captures the best of our reporting plus daily daily intelligence as well as pointers to reputable information from other sites. See: OODA COVID-19 Sensemaking Page. Space Sensemaking: What does your business need to know now A dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for insights into the current and future developments in Space, including a special executive's guide to space. See: Space Sensemaking Quantum Computing Sensemaking OODA is one of the few independent research sources with experience in due diligence on quantum computing and quantum security companies and capabilities. Our practitioner's lens on insights ensures our research is grounded in reality. See: Quantum Computing Sensemaking. The OODAcast Video and Podcast Series In 2020, we launched the OODAcast video and podcast series designed to provide you with insightful analysis and intelligence to inform your decision making process. We do this through a series of expert interviews and topical videos highlighting global technologies such as cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing along with discussions on global risk and opportunity issues. See: The OODAcast

The Visual Lounge
How to Create Tutorial Videos like a Pro with Ashley Chiasson

The Visual Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 58:36


Do you want to start creating tutorial videos like a pro? If you're new to the world of video creation, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start? The good news is that it doesn't have to be too complicated. You don't need a big fancy setup or Hollywood director skills. Often, simpler is better. Ashley Chiasson is the Senior e-Learning Developer at Traliant, a compliance training provider for workplaces. She is also a self-proclaimed Articulate ambassador and is most well-known for her popular screencast tutorials. She joins The Visual Lounge to share how she helps create valuable training content with the power of video. In this video, Ashley explains instructional design and why video is the go-to resource for training content. She shares her workflow and processes, how she creates videos, and some tips and common mistakes to avoid if you're new to video. Learning points from the episode include: How video ties into instructional design The best times to use a script in your video Why brief videos are often best Why you don't need fancy video setups The common audio mistake video creators make Tips for new video creators Important links and mentions: http://ashleychiasson.com/ (Ashley Chiasson's website) http://sproutelearning.com/ (Sprout Learning) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChhkD-Jm1LgASpmlrVHNCxg (Ashley's YouTube channel) Learn more about the https://academy.techsmith.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=visuallounge&utm_content=createtutorialvideos (TechSmith Academy). To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, https://www.techsmith.com/blog/create-pro-tutorials (click here).

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Rapha - Jon Freeman and the Explore Powerweave gravel cycling shoe

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 36:35


This week we sit down with Jon Freeman, Rapha's Head of Hardgoods to discuss the Explore Powerweave gravel cycling shoe. We look at what it takes from a design perspective to build a shoe and what gravel cyclists should be looking for in a shoe. Rapha Explore Powerweave Shoe  Presenting Sponsor: Athletic Greens Join The Ridership Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos): Rapha      [00:00:03]Craig Dalton: [00:00:04] Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton. This week on the show, we've got Jon Freeman from Rapha, joining us to talk about shoes. I've wanted to talk about shoes for a while now, and really dig into the ins and outs of what makes a great gravel shoe. [00:00:21]I'd been riding a comfortable, but not maybe high performance shoe. That was great for all day rides. Great for hiking. But I was curious to get into something a little bit more high performance without giving up that comfort. [00:00:33]So it was great to hear from an expert about how the shoe was designed. We talk about the Explore power weave shoe from Rafa. One of their most recent models focused on the gravel   [00:00:45] Before we jumped in, I needed to thank this week sponsor. This week, the show is brought to you by Athletic Greens, the most comprehensive daily nutritional beverage I've ever tried. You've heard me before and I'll say it again. I've been an Athletic Greens customer for a number of years. It's my go-to kind of nutritional baseline that I take every day, just to make sure with all the corners I may cut in my diet that I'm getting what I need.  [00:01:12]Athletic Greens is definitely part of my big ride day plans. I'll do a drink in the morning just to get on top of my hydration early, before the ride. And then when I come back, I know I'm always crushed and really depleted. I'll do yet another serving of Athletic Greens. One scoop of Athletic Greens contains 75 vitamins minerals and whole food sourced ingredients.  [00:01:34] Including a multivitamin multi-mineral probiotic, green superfood blend, and more. They all work together to fill those nutritional gaps in your diet. Increase energy and focus aid with digestion and support a healthy immune system.  [00:01:48] [00:01:48]All without the need to take multiple products or pills. That's what does it for me, it's just simple one scoop every day. And I feel like I've got my bases covered.   [00:01:58]So that's my pitch for Athletic Greens.  [00:02:00] You know, I love it. You know, I recommend it. Simply visit Athletic Greens.com/the gravel ride. And get your free year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs today. Again that url is Athletic Greens.com/the gravel ride. [00:02:18]Big, thanks to Athletic Greens for their continued support. And thank you for going to check them out. With all that said let's dive right in to this week's interview with Jon from Rafa. [00:02:29] [00:02:29] Jon welcome to the show. [00:02:31]Thanks.  [00:02:32] Jon Freeman: [00:02:32] Thanks, [00:02:32] Craig Dalton: [00:02:32] I haven't me.  [00:02:32] Yeah. I'm excited to get into shoe technology with you. It's something that I think I've ignored a little bit in my gravel life. I used to think a lot about it from a road shoe perspective and a mountain bikes you perspective, but it took me a while to come around to really understanding what I wanted out of a gravel shoe. [00:02:48] So why don't we start by just getting a little bit about your background and what led you to Rafa?  [00:02:53]Jon Freeman: [00:02:53] Yeah, sure. I think there's Two parts of that, really. So it's my background in design. And then a background in terms of bikes and it basically converged at Rapha, which is A great thing to be able to call a job. [00:03:03] Cause they're two big passions of mine, but yeah. And bikes have always been a part of my life. I grew up riding DMS never to any kind of great level, but just as a teenager, it was really immersed in that sort of culture of BMX building dirt jumps, hanging out in skate parks, that kind of thing. [00:03:18] I grew into mountain bike a bit as I got older. I always loved taking bikes apart and building bikes and learning the mechanics of how bikes work as well. And I think that sort of passion for taking things apart and problem solving led me down the degree of or the road of kind of a degree in industrial design. [00:03:37]So I, yeah I studied and industrial design and graduated and then went on to work for one of the. Large design agencies here in London working on a broad range of industries, different product categories. That's the nature of agency work is that it's super varied, but I spent quite a while back and working on a lot of things have been consumer electronics, wearable tech, and those kinds of other areas. [00:04:01]Just getting an understanding of what, where am I kind of passionate land design, but at the same time, I. I purchased the road bike and had my eyes open to just like how much further and how much faster you could travel on a bike with kind of skinny tires and drop bars. And that was just this like spotless passion for road riding, and I started down that journey of just becoming. Really immersed in the sport and the culture and trying to consume everything that goes along with it. So it became this thing where I was working in, in, in design, but I was writing was everything else outside of work. [00:04:37] And it was waking up early to get training rides in before work and then sneaking off early to go and race like local criteriums and that kind of thing. It was everything. And I think around the same time, I. Got introduced to the then creative director at Rapha and I knew of raffle. [00:04:52] I was really aware of them, but I think like purely as a sort of an apparel brand at that point. And they were doing really well at the time kind of rappers always. And on this quite, quite steep growth card, which is great. And they were starting to think more seriously about expanding into other categories outside of apparel. [00:05:11] So we started discussing this and yeah, after a while I basically ended up making the jump to joining Rafa full-time and then helping them to grow the side of the product offering that we categorize as hard goods and accessories. So it's essentially everything that sits outside of the apparel. [00:05:27]And covers a number of different categories, but a big part of that's definitely been the kind of push into footwear.  [00:05:34] Craig Dalton: [00:05:34] Nice. What were just out of curiosity, what was the first kind of outside of apparel product that Rafa released  [00:05:43] Jon Freeman: [00:05:43] very first? There's always been bits in the range, I think like from a small accessories point of view and things and there's has always. [00:05:51] In an ambition to have parts alongside the apparel. It's like this idea of dressing the rider from head to toe. And so there's been packs and things like that there for a while. And I think w when I joined actually the main focus was in Iowa. So we spent quite a bit of time trying to think about how we could transition into like fully on bike performance, Iowa. [00:06:11] So that was quite a focus. And I think that was where we. The first time we really started thinking like ground up, in-house kind of development about a true kind of hard, good product.  [00:06:22] Craig Dalton: [00:06:22] Gotcha. Then when you decided as a company to move into the shoe category, is my recollection collect the correct that you were working with another manufacturer to realize the design originally? [00:06:34] Jon Freeman: [00:06:34] Yeah. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. So she's been in the range for quite a while. 2012 I think was the first. Our first kind of entry into the market and yeah, you're right. That was in collaboration with Giro in those early days. Yeah, that was a great partnership. I think, creating around footwear comes with a lot of like unique complexity and there's a lot of investment involved in the tooling and things like that. [00:06:56] So it was really good for us at the beginning to be able to collaborate with someone who had, have those expertise and had some parts in place that we could share essentially. So the basic premise of those early early styles that we had was using the Giro sole units and narrow on they're lost, which is the part of the shoe or the part that, that the shoe is built around, then it defines the fit. [00:07:18] So we were using those kinds of elements from them and then creating our own unique offers to go on the shoes. So yeah, that, that was before my time with Rafa, but I think, yeah. The approach to those styles was definitely the same as how Rapha entered into the apparel market in terms of just like seeing a category of product that was visually quite cluttered and over branded and just trying to simplify and refine. [00:07:44] And I think we saw the same opportunity in footwear, and that was what led the design of those early shoes. But GT shoes, The first one. And I think, yeah, I think that, I think it's really stood the test of time. We still see people in that shoe today. And I think it's really good. [00:07:59] And largely what we've gone on to do since it's been an evolution of that, is that it  [00:08:04] Craig Dalton: [00:08:04] that's interesting when you talk about that design process and as you were describing, collaborating with Giro on that foot bed makes a lot of sense to decouple having to tackle every element of the shoe. [00:08:17] I think as the listener, if you can look down at your footwear right now, you can start to see the different parts that we're going to be talking about and how the sole and the foot bed might be one thing. And the uppers might be another thing. And taking on that entire design challenge, particularly with all the size ranges of shoes, seems like a pretty monumental challenge. [00:08:35] Monumental challenge from the jump.  [00:08:38] Jon Freeman: [00:08:38] Yeah. Yeah, it is absolutely. It's massive. And it's got quite a lot of unique complexity versus other kinds of categories. Yeah, you need to know what you're doing, going into it. And I think, yeah, as I say it was, yeah, we're really proud of the work we did with JIRA. [00:08:52] I think it was a great kind of way of starting out. We learned a lot until we came to the point in mid 2016, when he decided we were a place as a company where we'd grown and. And we built the confidence in the category through those collaborations to say, okay, I think it's the right time for us to move away from this partnership and go alone into footwear. [00:09:14] So can't started down that road of creating our own kind of built from the ground up in house range of shoes. Now  [00:09:23] Craig Dalton: [00:09:23] imagine part of any partnership decision and product development decision there's economics, right? So there's the economics of working with a third party for that foot bed. And that soul was it, was there parts of the design that you could not realize because it was someone else's foot bed that led you to bringing it into your own house and developing it from the ground up? [00:09:44] Jon Freeman: [00:09:44] Yeah, I think so. Yeah. That's yeah, I think definitely like you, you are working with. A fit that someone else is defined when you're working in that way. And Jerry, she is a fantastic, there was nothing that we were struggling with really. [00:09:58] But I think we just, yeah, we had our own opinions through the things that we'd learned and we had our own kind of vision for where we wanted to take footwear. So yeah, going it alone and making those investments in the tooling and the. The molded components of the shoe does enable you to, have the scope to define everything with regard to how that shoe performs  [00:10:19] Craig Dalton: [00:10:19] with that particular partnership with JIRA. [00:10:21] Had you introduced to gravel Shu at that point or was the gravel shoe a ground up Rafa design?  [00:10:27] Jon Freeman: [00:10:27] Yeah, we had an, that was a ground up one. We had the GT sheet, which is a good, our grand tour shoe. So it was very much road specific or round shoe. And then later on, we'd followed that again with Giro with the climate issue, which was a lighter weight version of that shoe intended for kind of those big days in the mountains, weight saving focus. [00:10:48] So yeah, we just had those two with JIRA.  [00:10:50] Craig Dalton: [00:10:50] And then when do the gravel shoe come into the lineup?  [00:10:53]Jon Freeman: [00:10:53] So yeah, it was in 2016. We decided we were. Looking to do our own footwear and what we first launched with the classic and Explore shoe. So they were They were the first two models and Explore is the category, which we define as adventures off-road. [00:11:09] So that kind of a big part of that is gravel kind of encompasses that. So that's a big focus of what that Explore shoes intended for. So let's break  [00:11:18] Craig Dalton: [00:11:18] down gravel shoe technology and what the listeners should be thinking about when choosing a shoe. Do you want it in pick wherever you want to start? [00:11:26] If you want to start from the uppers or the soul?  [00:11:29] Jon Freeman: [00:11:29] Yeah. Yeah, sure. I think it's interesting when you think about what gravel means in relation to, to footwear is there's definitely some crossover with other disciplines and kind of cyclocross and cross country mountain bike shoes. But then at the same time, it's, there's definitely some really unique requirements for gravel specific shoe. [00:11:48] I think one of the main things That's should be a fundamental consideration that kind of applies to all cycling foot lab before we're just specifically gravel is the sets. And I think, shoe brands are going to have a slightly different set and different approaches to fit. [00:12:04] And feet vary massively even with one size bracket. So I think for anyone looking to, to purchase a gravel share, it's super important that kind of really considering the fit and. Taking the time to probably try different brands, and that's why getting into your local store, trying out different shoes and wherever you can try on different models yeah. [00:12:24] Spending the time to do that, obviously can be, not always possible to ride in those shoes, but even just putting them on and walking in them can tell you a lot about how they're going to work for you. It was an individual. And I think, in gravel, that fear is even more important because. [00:12:40] There are, the shocks from the road that you're experiencing repetitively over the duration of a long ride can really like, be quite tiring on the foot and accentuate any issues that might be there that you might not experienced saying on the road ride so much. So it's super important, I think as well that walking in the shoes I think it brings you onto a second point, which is really relevant to gravel riding. And that's the kind of walkability of the shoe is actually, the kind of traction off the bike is a really important thing. So a lot of the times in gravel, you can find yourself having to navigate sections where it might be like hike a bike or something where you're not riding. [00:13:17]And so it's really important that the shoes comfortable for you in those situations as well. Sometimes a shoe that's focused entirely on. On kind of pedal efficiency and power transfer can be really unforgiving if you try and walk in it off the bike. As well if you're camping overnight or if if that's the kind of, part of the gravel ride, then having something which, you can wear the whole time and not having to take an additional pair of shoes can. [00:13:43] It'd be a huge benefit. So yeah. Yeah. I feel  [00:13:45] Craig Dalton: [00:13:45] like the modern road shoe is basically this sheet of carbon fiber that doesn't flex on the bottom whatsoever.  [00:13:53] Jon Freeman: [00:13:53] Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. And a lot of times gravel shoes that kind of go down the same road with a little bit of token tread on there. But really, I think when you look at gravel as a whole it it does often encompass that time off bike. [00:14:05] So I think that's really important.  [00:14:07] Craig Dalton: [00:14:07] Yeah, I was just going to ask. In the soul, you mentioned shock absorption as part of it as well. Are you changing the amount of carbon fiber or material in the soil or increasing the padding in some way so that you can get some, shock absorption in the shoe?  [00:14:21]Jon Freeman: [00:14:21] It comes down to the fit, really? [00:14:23] Both of our Explore shoes have. Have a carbon sole. And then there's the insults when we have varying arch supports in there to make sure that the foot is properly supported. But it's not tuned per shoe necessarily, but there are some kind of things that we're doing specific to, to that come for off bike within the soul. [00:14:42] Craig Dalton: [00:14:42] Yeah. Obviously you've got, it looks like maybe two different durometers of rubber and the sole on the Explore shoe.  [00:14:49] Jon Freeman: [00:14:49] Yeah. Yeah. So we've got a front and a rear section of the rubber outsole on that shoe. Yeah. And we've also got the carbon footplate that sits under the rubber is cut a little bit shorter at the toe and at the heel. [00:15:03] And the intention for that is so that you still have that real, a strong connection between the foot and the cleat with the carbon plate. Cause the other part. With this, you're constantly trying to balance the walkability, but with paddle efficiency. So you want to make it comfortable off the bike, like I mentioned, but you don't want to make it feel really sloppy and not well connected when you're paddling. [00:15:25] So with the plate that we've created, the idea is to make sure that you've got that real Steph carbon connection under the ball of the foot, but then it stopped short at the toe and the heel. So that you're just as you roll throughout the throughout the motion of walking onto the toilet onto the talent on the Hill, you're just putting your weight down on that rubber section. [00:15:45] And it's able to flex a little bit more, which just helps if.com a little bit.  [00:15:49] Craig Dalton: [00:15:49] Yeah. This seems like it's yet another one of those parts of the gravel sport that you just, you need to make choices based on what you're looking to achieve. So if you're only looking to race in a shoe, you might go towards something super stiff. [00:16:03] If you're only looking to walk in a shoe, you're going to get something way Lexi and somewhere in the middle is probably the right choice for most riders.  [00:16:11] Jon Freeman: [00:16:11] Yeah. Yeah, exactly. It's really true. There's so many different kind of Mindsets, within gravel that they, there are different products that cater to those different sort of approaches to the discipline, I think. [00:16:23] Yeah. And it's all,  [00:16:24]Craig Dalton: [00:16:24] This better than anybody it's in design, it's all trade offs.  [00:16:28] Jon Freeman: [00:16:28] Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Yeah. And those are the other, when you, what are the other considerations, when you think about what you're looking for a gravel shear, you get into that place of How much do you want to spec up or spec down the purchase and what are the unique kind of things that you're looking for? [00:16:41]Do you really want to optimize the performance that you're going to get out of the shoe in terms of you really looking to eat out every little bit and seeing it? Yeah. It's a, an all out like high end yeah. Race shoe. Or do you want something which kind of maybe prioritizes the comfort a bit more and there's a bit more of an all around shoe. [00:16:58]That influences a lot of the decisions. I think you need to make with regard to materials and closure systems and those kinds of things.  [00:17:05] Craig Dalton: [00:17:05] So speaking of that, so on the Explore shoe lineup, you've got two models. The, I think it's just the regular Explore and then the power weave. Do you want to talk about those two different uppers and the effect on performance? [00:17:18] Jon Freeman: [00:17:18] Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, that's right. They're the two that we've got. So the They Explore. She was the one that came first. And then we more recently followed that with the Explore pathways and a lot of the a lot of what kind of informed the Explore power wave actually came from the learnings that we made when we created the pro-team sheet. [00:17:36] So a few seasons before we released the protein shoe, which was we worked really closely with a lot of our protein athletes on the development of that kind of. One of the insights that came from them really early on was that they wanted a shoe that could fit like a glove. And you would essentially feel like you're wearing nothing at all on your feet and which it seems quite obvious, but it's actually quite interesting when you think about an athlete at that level, that name priority is comfort. [00:18:06] And so we've hold sort of direction that we've built around foot wear. And particularly within these later models is. Prioritizing comfort without kind of sacrificing performance. We're looking at it from a comfort first point of view and how that can enable you to perform better. [00:18:23]I think it's all well and good. A lot of the like creating the lightest shoe in the world or the Steph Fest out on the market. But a lot of the time in pursuit of those kinds of things, you end up like, for kind of weight saving, for example, you ended up looking at issue and thinking, what can we afford to remove here? [00:18:44] And it becomes this game of trying to take things away and inevitably, like you do sacrifice a bit of comfort when you're going down that road. And I think you might reach that bar of the lighter shoe, but, if you're. As a customer, if you're ATK into a long ride and something really starts to neglect you, then we'll experienced how frustrating that can be and how that really does affect your performance on the bike. [00:19:08] So we really focused in on how we can achieve this performance through comfort and That kind of took us down this road of developing this power we fabric, which is essentially like trying to create something which would fit incredibly close to the foot and really be supportive and hold the foot, but have this sort of sock like feel. [00:19:28]And so power weave is a it's an engineered woven upper that we produce. It's a single layer construction. And yeah it's very close fitting to the foot. It breves extremely well and also repels water from getting in. So it's it was a really good development that we came up with the protein that we were quite proud of them thought that was a lot more scope to grow it. [00:19:51] And that's where we came away thinking, okay what else can we do with us? And we started looking to how it could lend itself to off-road performance. And so then we started a new development working with the same process of weaving the material that was specific to the demands of off-road riding. [00:20:08]So that's where the Explore power weave was built out of, in terms of the materials that were actually. Weaving in a really highly durable kind of coated yarn into that alpha, which just makes the shoe much more resistant to scuffs and abrasion. And then in addition with dash, that style versus that the Explore style, it's it uses the double boiler dial, which is obviously another kind of element that, if you are looking to really if you're a rider, who's looking to push that on a performance on gravel and seeing it as a terrain to essentially like a new terrain to kind of race on and ride as flat out as you can then having that, like on the fly adjustment that, that the bullet dials afford is. [00:20:52] It's really K there's not, that I was pretty leading in that regard. There's not really another closure system where you can get that level of kind of fine tuning on the fly. Yeah that's why we've incorporated those pilot dials into that model as well.  [00:21:06] Craig Dalton: [00:21:06] Gotcha. Yeah. [00:21:07] Two comments about my experience with the shoe thus far, you mentioned this notion of it feeling like a sock, the guy named to the first ride on Strava that I did testing out some new slippers. Because it very much did feel it could flex with the bones in my toe as I was moving around, but I felt with the double boa system, very secure and on the first long ride, I was out for four, five hours on them. [00:21:35] And I do remember, like I made an adjustment on the lower Bo because it was, I sorta over tightened it at the time and it was a really great adjustment to be able to make that.  [00:21:45] Jon Freeman: [00:21:45] Yeah. Yeah, definitely  [00:21:48] Craig Dalton: [00:21:48] the execution of the bow, as I have another set of shoes with bow as that that's the lacing system seems to be connected throughout the entire shoe. [00:21:56] Whereas having the two separate lacing systems on this shoe, I think is great because I can really make more micro adjustments to what's going on then having the, my whole foot bed grabbed by the, the boa  [00:22:08] Jon Freeman: [00:22:08] system. Yeah. Yeah, definitely. There's kind of lots of different configurations that you can do with the Butler dials. [00:22:15] And we've settled on the one that we have as being optimal and we have it on both of the models that we have on the Explorer and the protein. And just like you say, it gives you that opportunity to really lock the foot down, both kind of the But it's in step the mid foot and then towards the toe at the front as well, and have kind of adjustability at both of those points. [00:22:37] Yeah. And then  [00:22:37] Craig Dalton: [00:22:37] on the standard shoe, it's a lace-up shoe with one Velcro strap, right?  [00:22:42]Jon Freeman: [00:22:42] Yeah. That's right. So it's got the tow strap that we have, which is yeah. The idea there is that the tow strap is something that you set and you might set it when you first get the shoes and then you sometimes call it this kind of set and forget sort of fixture. [00:22:54] So you tune it to yourself and then you can actually come in and out of the shoe without always having to undo that quite a lot of the time. So it's just like a way of fitting it to you and controlling that volume in the toe of the shoe. But, and then the license become your main closure and laces. [00:23:11]Fantastic closure. That, that pretty unrivaled in terms of not creating any bulk on the upper, there's no requirement for molded parts when you have a laced setup, so you can get a fit, which is like incredibly supple and moves with the foot.  [00:23:31] Craig Dalton: [00:23:31] Thank you for that additional description. [00:23:32] I remember when I think it was Giro maybe with their empire shoe kind of re-introduced laces into the world of cycling. Obviously they've been around forever, but that's interesting that, that feedback from a design perspective about what you don't have to do when you put laces in and obviously laces give you a ton of flexibility in terms of how the shoe is going to fit to your foot. [00:23:55]Jon Freeman: [00:23:55] Yeah, absolutely. And the amount of. Contact points you've got through the, just the number of eyelids that go down the throat of the shoe. It means that you've got that, a lot of very well distributed tension down the shoe, which is which is great. Yeah. And it's yeah, I they're fantastic. [00:24:12] It's interesting. Actually, we on the pro-team shoe that we have, we started out with the notion of that being a laced shoe, because. There are so many benefits to it. We feel that we actually found out pretty early on from working with our athletes that kind of, for them, for those guys who are like, taught level, the requirement for Butler is a non-negotiable. [00:24:33]So for that shoe we changed tact and went down the Butler route and it was the right decision. That on the fly adjustability, as I mentioned is it's key for that kind of riding, but Yeah. Licensed definitely have their place as well. I think I ride lace shoes a lot and love them. [00:24:49] Craig Dalton: [00:24:49] Yeah. You always see the pro tour riders on the road in the last two kilometers who are gearing up for the sprint reached down and strap that bow a dial.  [00:24:57]Jon Freeman: [00:24:57] Yeah, definitely. I think part of that's a psychological, as it is it definitely like gearing in flat five and spread,  [00:25:04] Craig Dalton: [00:25:04] right? [00:25:05] Exactly. It's signals. It's on people. Yeah. Development of the shoe, obviously. I don't imagine. Are you developing these in Asia? Is that where the manufacturing happens?  [00:25:17] Jon Freeman: [00:25:17] Yeah. So that w we're producing and yeah, we're producing in China. We work, it's yeah we have some parts that are made in Europe and then we're finally producing in China. [00:25:28]Yeah the power we fabric, for example, that were weaving that in Italy with a partner there. And then we assembled the shoe in China. We have a really close relationship with the factory over there. Yeah. It  [00:25:40] Craig Dalton: [00:25:40] seems like it's one of those things like tires that at a certain point, you're all in because you've bought the tooling. [00:25:46] You've put the pieces together and, I imagine there's a limited amount of tweaking you can do at that final mile.  [00:25:52] Jon Freeman: [00:25:52] Yeah. Yeah. There's definitely a point where you have to make that leap to committing. And like I said before, the tooling is pretty significant. When you think about shoes, when you consider all of the different sizes. [00:26:04] So yeah, you want to be confident that you've that you're happy with it and it's. Performing how you want before you press that button on on opening the tooling. So we stay in one size quite a long time, actually like at the beginning. So to, to really refine before you spread it out to all of those all those other sides. [00:26:21] Craig Dalton: [00:26:21] Oh, got you. So you might have a 42, that's your sample size and you keep drilling on that one until you get the product that you want and then expand the molds out to the other sizes.  [00:26:31] Jon Freeman: [00:26:31] Yeah, exactly. Yeah. That's the normal process and yeah. If there's a specific when I test the rock fleet that we want to work with, who is a different size than them? [00:26:39]Kind of invested, not that size earlier on, but yeah, normally a 42 is the starting place. And then we have a kind of Network of people that we've got built up over the years who are that size and who can give us really reliable feedback. Yeah.  [00:26:54] Craig Dalton: [00:26:54] Did you have some athletes on the gravel and adventure side that were working with you early on in the shoe? [00:27:00] Jon Freeman: [00:27:00] Yeah. Yeah, definitely. So we yeah, we worked with a range of athletes. It's, we there's kind of stages to the testing, I guess it's we're lucky in London, we're in normal times, it's 200 quite engaged cyclist under the roof and in London, which is, a really great resource to have. [00:27:16] It's not a requirement that you're a cyclist when you join Rafa. But yeah, that helps. And I think those who are quite quickly get swept up by it. And yeah as a kind of resource for testing, that's amazing. Cause we've got people from complete novice through to domestic pro levels. [00:27:32] [00:27:32] Craig Dalton: [00:27:32] So as you send your CV and do you have to indicate your shoe size  [00:27:37] Jon Freeman: [00:27:37] definitely helps definitely. On the foot wet. Yeah. Yeah. No it's brilliant. Having that kind of like pool of people to work with and everyone in the buildings, on the payroll as well. So they have to test things, even if it fails on them. [00:27:51] So that's normally our sort of starting point, and once we built up the confidence that, and we'll move into athletes because you don't want to do that too soon because those guys are got jobs to do and they don't want, they want to be sure that the product is going to support them in that. [00:28:07]Yeah, we worked internally with the team in the company and then like a group of. Kind of writers who are just close to the brand, who we know are really reliable and can give really good feedback at the beginning. And then yeah, once we get to that point of confidence, then we'll open up to, to ask. [00:28:25] Yeah. Yeah. And we did, we definitely did on the Explore shoes. We work with, so we have the protein ETF, Nepo who, where we sponsor, and then we have a really good kind of, quite a long relationship with those guys now. And we've often. You use them for testing. Lack of Morton, I don't know if, he's a super strong, dedicated writer, but also just a really interesting character and just a great guy. [00:28:49] And like me, we worked really closely with him on the testing actually. And he's one of these pros is like really up for just trying stuff and also really able to. Articulate feedback quite well. And I think that's really important because sometimes pros and like understandably, so can be a little bit reluctant to change that care, which, completely get that. [00:29:11] But others are just they love it and they want to try stuff and see how it works out. And he's definitely testing stuff, which is brilliant insights. Yeah, we work closely with him on. On the Explore shoe in particular, actually I can remember we so he, we've been working quite closely on him with him on this alternate Palander, but then if you've seen that we've released in partnership with BF where it's the idea is to allow writers to take part in other events that sit outside of the normal calendar and just to let them encourage them to do the things that. [00:29:43]That passionate about and bring out that characters through, through these sort of events. And so Lachlan identified quite early on. I think they wanted to do the Badlands race, which is like a 700 odd K unsupported, gravel race in the South of Spain. It's like crazy kind of intense that it goes across like the only desert and in Europe, I think it's it's pretty serious ride. [00:30:09] At the same time as he was gearing up to that, we were at a point with Explore power where we'd we were quite confident in them through that internal testing. And we decided to get them over to him and said, these are early prototypes. First time we've gone to an athlete and get familiar with them, take them for a ride, be interested to know what you think. [00:30:29] And. Quite quickly got a note back just saying, yeah, I love them. I'm going to ride bad lines with them. It was like I'm home and I'm like, okay, you sure that's going to be great feedback, but like quite, hope they lost hope. They're not going to be the cause of you having to scratch midway. [00:30:45] Yeah. I'm sure you  [00:30:45] Craig Dalton: [00:30:45] all looked around the design team and said I hope we got this one, right?  [00:30:49] Jon Freeman: [00:30:49] Yeah. Yeah. Use this arm if it speeds or wok toss it for him. But yeah. Yeah, no, yeah, I think he wasn't the only one having sleepless nights during the race, but I mean he ended up like obliterating, it just like smashing the rest of the field. [00:31:02] I think he came in a day ahead of like second place. It was incredible performance. But I think the video is out there if anyone's not seeing it as worth watch, but yeah, it was fantastic. And sometimes you need those moments. I think in the process to really. Validate an idea. [00:31:18] Like we were really confident in them, but it can take that for the company to be like, okay, like these are legit. Like we, we need to move on this. There's a real kind of, if they've performed at that level, then they're doing the job and we need to. Get them out.  [00:31:32] Craig Dalton: [00:31:32] Yeah. [00:31:32] That's great to hear all this backstory and great when companies invest so much in the athlete community to get the real world feedback. It's not these aren't marketing strategies of putting different bits and bites on the shoes. It's really about what's the highest performing thing our riders would want to wear. [00:31:47]Jon Freeman: [00:31:47] Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. We spend a lot of time with them just trying to get an and you saw it on that as well. And Yeah, it's exactly that it's building the relationships with the ones who are really thoughts coming with that and can articulate exactly what they're having. [00:32:01]A lot of people can say it's uncomfortable here, I'm having an issue here, but really being able to explain that and articulate why they're experiencing that is, is really valuable for us. And it's amazing with those athletes, like the. The level to which they're in tune with their equipment is just they're riding their bikes all day, every day, pretty much. [00:32:21] So they there's the tiniest little difference. They can pick it up and things like us mere mortals probably wouldn't even register, they, they can flag exactly what's different.  [00:32:32] Craig Dalton: [00:32:32] Yeah, exactly. Particularly as you're pushing this category forward, these real nuanced tweaks to the shoe, or what elevates the shoe to the next level. [00:32:41] And yeah. I think I'd be a loss it's expressing like what my footwear is, where it's pinching me or what it's doing. And I could see that lining up with athletes who can really understand how to speak the design language is critical.  [00:32:56] Jon Freeman: [00:32:56] Yeah, no, it definitely is.  [00:32:58] Craig Dalton: [00:32:58] Yeah. Jon, I appreciate the overview of the shoe. [00:33:00] This was amazing. I loved getting the backstory of the design process and how the athletes weave in there. So I appreciate all the time.  [00:33:07] Jon Freeman: [00:33:07] No, no problem. It's absolute pleasure. Yeah. Thanks.  [00:33:10] Craig Dalton: [00:33:10] Cheers. Great, Jon. That was fun.  [00:33:13] Jon Freeman: [00:33:13] Yeah, that was really good. Thanks very  [00:33:15] Craig Dalton: [00:33:15] much. Yeah, I appreciate that. That, that, that was great. [00:33:17] I loved all the backstories.  [00:33:20] Jon Freeman: [00:33:20] I realized one thing as I was going, and I didn't want to backtrack, but actually I mentioned that we hadn't done an explosive with GRI, but it was before my time. And that was a, that wasn't a cyclocross shoe kit in collaboration with GRI. Sorry, that's going to be a bit of a inaccuracy there, but I don't know if there's a way we can. [00:33:40] Yeah, I don't,  [00:33:41] Craig Dalton: [00:33:41] I don't think it's particularly important or game changing in the discussion. I think. If you hadn't sung the praises of the Giro partnerships so strongly, like maybe it would be worth correcting in some way, but I you were very clear that you admire what they do and the partnership was great. [00:33:56] So yeah, no, I think we're good there. I think I'll ping Ryan on the marketing team and include you on it. But I think since Ryan was saying the shoes were coming back in stock, so I wanted to get the episode out, I think at the end of the month,  [00:34:11] Jon Freeman: [00:34:11] Yeah. Yeah. They all, yeah, that'd be great timing. [00:34:13] Yeah.  [00:34:14] Craig Dalton: [00:34:14] Yeah. Cool. Have you been riding in them? I have, yeah, I've put two, maybe three rides in them and I'm really enjoying them. I, it's funny. I had very high end road shoes and I had mountain bike, race shoes, and I was just riding gravel in some Enduro shoes that JIRA had given me. [00:34:31] And I just picked this shoe versus that shoe. There's a very noticeable weight difference. And I'm excited to take these out on longer days just to test that concept of, is this an all day shoe for me? Because it's definitely going to be stiffer than the one I had been riding. [00:34:48]Yeah. But so far so good. I felt great, like to be able to do four hours right out of the box and was a good sign.  [00:34:55] Jon Freeman: [00:34:55] That's cool. Yeah. I'm glad to hear it. Yeah, definitely. Let us know if you, what you find as you spend a bit more time with than this. So it's really helpful. [00:35:02] We're thinking about where we go with them next as well. So yeah, it'd be really appreciated. Yeah.  [00:35:07] Craig Dalton: [00:35:07] Yeah, absolutely. pleasure Jon, thanks again for the time.  [00:35:11] Jon Freeman: [00:35:11] Yeah. Cheers [00:35:11]Craig Dalton: [00:35:11] I hope you appreciated that deep dive into gravel cycling shoes. As much as I did. I learned a heck of a lot in terms of how they're constructed and Rafa was generous enough to supply me with a pair of the power. We have Explore shoes and I've been riding them for about a month.  [00:35:28]I've been super impressed with the comfort level of the shoe. I'm really enjoying the boa strap system and how it's been implemented. I feel like I can get a lot of fine tuning. So I've been out for at least a five-hour ride at this point with the shoes and I've made some micro adjustments along the way, but it does have that all day comfort that I was worried was not going to be there super happy with these shoes. [00:35:51] I understand they've just come back on stock online on the Rapha store. So check that out online. I'll put a link in the show notes or go check out your local Rafa clubhouse. That's going to do it for us this week. If you have any feedback for the show, please visit the ridership.com. We'd love to have you as part of the community.  [00:36:11] I'm always looking in, getting recommendations for new areas to cover on the show. And it's been an exciting community to be a part of. So please join us. www.theridership.com. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels.    [00:36:29]  

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Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 34:28


Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Danny, Natasha, and Alex were on-deck this week, with Grace on the recording and edit. But, if you want to hear more about Robinhood, this is not the episode for you. If you want to learn more about the consumer fintech company's IPO filing this is the episode you want. Basically, Robinhood filed after we had wrapped taping, so we had to do a special pod for the news.So, this is the everything-but-Robinhood episode. And here's what's inside of it:Startup and investor tensions at Bessemer and Hinge Health. Natasha has the latest.Didi's IPO, and what's going on with Chinese IPOs more generally. Also SentinelOne's expensive and notable debut.And then all things Duolingo, including TechCrunch's overview and more in-depth look.From the venture capital side of things, Zipline raised $250 million, Daylight raised $5 million, Articulate raised $1.5 billion, Acceleprise rebranded to Forum Ventures, and Peanut put together a micro-fund.We closed with Neeva, Brave, and other alternative search tools. Alex has a piece coming on the subject, once he gets around to finishing it.A four-episode week! With only Grace handling production! She's amazing.

Equity
California has no water and lots of liquidity

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 33:46


Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Danny, Natasha, and Alex were on-deck this week, with Grace on the recording and edit. But, if you want to hear more about Robinhood, this is not the episode for you. If you want to learn more about the consumer fintech company's IPO filing this is the episode you want. Basically, Robinhood filed after we had wrapped taping, so we had to do a special pod for the news.So, this is the everything-but-Robinhood episode. And here's what's inside of it:Startup and investor tensions at Bessemer and Hinge Health. Natasha has the latest.Didi's IPO, and what's going on with Chinese IPOs more generally. Also SentinelOne's expensive and notable debut.And then all things Duolingo, including TechCrunch's overview and more in-depth look.From the venture capital side of things, Zipline raised $250 million, Daylight raised $5 million, Articulate raised $1.5 billion, Acceleprise rebranded to Forum Ventures, and Peanut put together a micro-fund.We closed with Neeva, Brave, and other alternative search tools. Alex has a piece coming on the subject, once he gets around to finishing it.A four-episode week! With only Grace handling production! She's amazing.

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
Sometimes You Just Need to Complain | Psalm 102

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 25:57


Sometimes your life is not exactly under blue skies. Things are miserable and you're not doing well. That's OK. In fact, God has given us Psalms in the Bible to express exactly that. Which is encouraging to think. God wants us to complain to him. That's what Psalm 102 is. Because sometimes you just need to vent to God. We have to learn to take our negative emotions to God in worship rather than internalizing them only to show up in our bodies or in despairing views of ourself or as sudden outbursts directed at others. Don't ignore your negative emotions. Take them vertical. Think them through. Articulate them. Let's learn how in this episode. Listen at 1.5 speed for the best experience. Psalm 102 ESV A PRAYER OF ONE AFFLICTED, WHEN HE IS FAINT AND POURS OUT HIS COMPLAINT BEFORE THE LORD.  1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you!  2 Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!  3 For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.  4 My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.  5 Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh.  6 I am like a desert owl of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places;  7 I lie awake; I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.  8 All the day my enemies taunt me; those who deride me use my name for a curse.  9 For I eat ashes like bread and mingle tears with my drink,  10 because of your indignation and anger; for you have taken me up and thrown me down.  11 My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.  12 But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations.  13 You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come. 14 For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust. 15 Nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory.  16 For the LORD builds up Zion; he appears in his glory;  17 he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.  18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD:  19 that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,  20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,  21 that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,  22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.  23 He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days.  24 “O my God,” I say, “take me not away in the midst of my days— you whose years endure throughout all generations!”  25 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.  26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away,  27 but you are the same, and your years have no end.  28 The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter https://twitter.com/davecover (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.  Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too.

Black Clock Audio Tales: Audio Books, Science Fiction, Folklore, Gothic Literature, Classic Horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos

Laura & Zak go back to the movies... sweatdrenchedpress.webador.co.uk @SweatPress on twitter  @sweatdrenchedpress @ArticulateWarblingPodcast on Facebook Zak & Laura Shirts

TV My Husband Hates
Episode 86: You're so articulate!

TV My Husband Hates

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 65:59


This week Cat and Reagan discuss toxic Mike, the growth of MJ and GG, drunk Gary vs. sober Gary, Queen Eboni the gracious, Heather the self righteous, Sonja the sage, Sutton vs. Crystal, why Lisa's apology is totally inappropriate and the return of Family Karma.   (Shahs of Sunset, Below Deck Sailing Yacht, The Real Housewives of New York, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Family Karma) 

The CW Clinic
EP 104: How to lead as an Entrepreneur

The CW Clinic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 11:40


In this episode, I am happy to speak on how to lead as an entrepreneur. If you are an entrepreneur you need to find a vision, a mission while leading with purpose. Articulate your mission, vision and let those around you know they are an intricate part of achieving that vision. Always stay on track when making decisions and be willing to listen and be there for your team. Want to be part of our proven system Leading Humans? https://chriswarnes.com/leading-humans/ Want FREE coaching & exclusive content in a close, tight-knit community of like-minded, successful people? https://www.facebook.com/groups/968939846793019 ✅Learn from Chris✅

Barnhardt Podcast
Barnhardt Podcast #148: So Articulate!

Barnhardt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 97:50


In this episode we discuss the eating of meat when a solemnity falls on a Friday, whether Ivermectin can cure (some types of) cancer, a variation on variants and variable politicians trying to keep people afraid of a chest cold, the right way to be a martyr for the Faith, and that the advice to wear a suit is good advice — even if the advisor should be ignored about literally everything else. And please, in your charity, pray for Canon Fragelli of the Institute of Christ the King who is on life support and could be on the point of death: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on this priest and all of us! Links, Reading, and Video: Fr. Z. answers: Can you eat meat when a solemnity falls on a Friday? How to Use Google to Search Within a Single Website Ann's new ‘super-page' for Ivermectin Mark Zuckerberg: frequent White House dinner guest of President Trump uBlock Origin: one way to block ads on YouTube (and many other sites) Canon Fragelli, Stricken Priest of the Institute of Christ the King on Life Support over in Italy   Feedback: please send your questions, comments, suggestions, and happy news item to podcast@barnhardt.biz

Black Clock Audio Tales: Audio Books, Science Fiction, Folklore, Gothic Literature, Classic Horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos

Sweat Drenched Press @SweatPress on twitter  @sweatdrenchedpress @ArticulateWarblingPodcast on Facebook Zak & Laura Shirts

Black Clock Audio Tales: Audio Books, Science Fiction, Folklore, Gothic Literature, Classic Horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos

Sweat Drenched Press @SweatPress on twitter  @sweatdrenchedpress @ArticulateWarblingPodcast on Facebook Zak & Laura Shirts

Don't Expect Anything
171 - Playin’ Games IV: Meanwhile, Gary “Spooky” Wastoid The Fourth (Part 2)

Don't Expect Anything

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 33:12


The Talkie Boiyz are continuing their improv fun ‘n’ games by pitching a movie involving Immortal Mexican Vampire Cowboys while during some more Articulate, pantless bears and timer rage are rather loudly brought up. Everyone also discovers A Chancellor of a Ghouls vs. Pirate’s Parrots Sports League and finally, we dive deep into the world of Trudy the Dancing Hat and the salesman StarLord McToots. These Talkie Boiyz are crying and begging for positive feedback, so if you would like to help these sad, sad podcasters out, you can find them here: Facebook: @deapodcast https://www.facebook.com/deapodcast/ Instagram: @deapodcast https://www.instagram.com/deapodcast/ Jeremy: @slippin_on_peels Josh: @j__sh._ Huw: @huwperfluous Liv: @livlikesmovies Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dont-expect-anything YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIlEVJAU7gIirt6xgaG3g4g

Bible Principles Podcast
Articulate Communication

Bible Principles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 2:00


1 Corinthians Principle 29 – Articulate Communication     1 Corinthians 14:1-25When speaking to one another and to God in services of instruction and worship, we should focus on clear and understandable communication. Support the show (http://www.bibleprinciples.org/donate)

CEO School
Maya Elious on How to Articulate Your Value, Knowing Your worth, and Positioning Yourself as an Expert

CEO School

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 20:06


In this week's Wine Down Wednesday, you’ll get a sneak peek inside The Club and hear an excerpt from last month’s fireside chat with Maya Elious. Maya shares how she went from designing custom Myspace pages to running a design agency and supporting other entrepreneurs with messaging and content strategy. You'll learn tips for positioning yourself as an expert in your niche and how to come up with content ideas. Maya explains how niching builds trust with our audience and the importance of incorporating the transformation your business/service provides for your clients in your messaging Connect with Maya: IG: @mayaelious This episode is sponsored by The Club, a Quarterly box and digital monthly community to help you level up and leadership and life. Learn more today at join.theceoschool.co/theclub Follow @ceoschool on Instagram for inspiration and exclusive behind-the-scenes you won’t find anywhere else. We also have an absolutely incredible FREE resource for you–it’s the 7 lessons we learned building 7 and 8 figure businesses, these are complete game changers and we want to give it to you, completely free. All you have to do is leave a review of the podcast–why you love listening–screenshot the review, and email it to hello@ceoschoolpodcast.com and we’ll send it your way.

Don't Expect Anything
170 - Playin’ Games IV: OK, So The Orbs In My Head Are Eyes (Part 1)

Don't Expect Anything

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 40:32


The Talkie Boiyz are Playin’ Games this week! They begin with some Articulate which truly showcases their inability to cope with pressure as well as Jeremy’s timer obsession. They end up sweeping poop off the barbershop floor during a game of 3,2,1 and are bullied by hunky mermaids at the underwater clam-bake during a 90 second scene. Tis’ truly is the season of fun! These Talkie Boiyz are crying and begging for positive feedback, so if you would like to help these sad, sad podcasters out, you can find them here: Facebook: @deapodcast https://www.facebook.com/deapodcast/ Instagram: @deapodcast https://www.instagram.com/deapodcast/ Jeremy: @slippin_on_peels Josh: @j__sh._ Huw: @huwperfluous Liv: @livlikesmovies Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dont-expect-anything YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIlEVJAU7gIirt6xgaG3g4g

Grit & Growth
Masterclass on Early-Stage Financing

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 42:27


Welcome to Grit & Growth's masterclass on raising capital, featuring Zach George, general partner at Launch Africa Ventures and co-founder of Startup Bootcamp Africa. Zach provides honest, practical advice on what founders really need to focus on to attract and secure the right investors.Zach George has been investing on the African continent for over 10 years, but his advice to entrepreneurs at any stage of the funding journey — from pre-seed to Series C — is universal.After earning a master's at Stanford University, a short holiday to see the World Cup in 2010 led Zach to make Capetown, South Africa his home. Today, he is a general partner at one of the largest Pan-African specialist seed venture capital funds with $15 million in funding and investments in 50 - 60 of the largest or most prominent tech founders in the continent. So, he understands what investors are looking for and what makes founders stand out from the crowd.Top Six Masterclass Takeaways1. Ask for advice early, while you're building the business. As the old adage goes: if you ask for advice you may get some money; if you ask for money, you may get some advice.2. Know your market and your competition really, really well.3. Articulate your value proposition. Before you even think about asking for money.4. Perform due diligence on potential investors. Know their mandate, strategy, portfolio performance, and how you can add value.5. Look for investors who add significantly more than just capital, including help with customer acquisition, recruitment, and talent sourcing. “Smart founders have learned to say no to investors that don't add any of that value.”6. Spend more time on operations than raising funds. Especially in the early rounds.Listen to Zach's investor insights, founder advice, and capital-raising strategies to help grow and fund your own company.Resources:Launch Africa Ventures: https://www.launchafrica.vc/Zach George: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachariahgeorge/?originalSubdomain=zaCrossing the Chasm (book): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_ChasmStanford Seed: http://stanfordseed.co/GritSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

AADOM Radio-THE Podcast For Dental Managers
Episode 78-AADOM Radio-Build a Culture of Achievement & Accountability w/Genevieve Poppe-Brought to you by Lighthouse360

AADOM Radio-THE Podcast For Dental Managers

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 42:15


AADOM Radio & Lighthouse360 Present:Genevieve PoppeLearning Objectives:-Discover the nuts and bolts of a proven management operating system for your practice-Identify the importance of vision and goals-Pinpoint critical leadership competencies and skills-Gain tools that create accountability without conflict-Understand the importance of frequent communication- Articulate the responsibilities, accountabilities, and goals for each role in the practiceLearn More About Genevieve:Many dental practices struggle to implement the necessary change to achieve the results they are looking for. Genevieve Poppe has a unique understanding of what it takes to help dentists achieve their practice vision. Her experience as an owner and manager of a seven-practice affiliate group refined Genevieve’s process and approach to practice growth and management. Her ability to develop strong dental teams with excellent patient connection and communication skills keeps her in high demand.From dental assistant to practice owner, Genevieve brings a unique perspective and real-world experience in all aspects of dentistry. From practice startup to transition, Genevieve has the skills and knowledge to implement systems for business and team success.As a speaker and consultant, clients and teams find Genevieve relatable and knowledgeable. Her presentations are engaging, relevant, and meaty with immediately applicable content.Learn More About Lighthouse360:https://www.lh360.com/aadomLearn More About AADOM:https://www.dentalmanagers.com/

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Ryan Estes – You Should Always Honor Your Relationships

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 29:47


BIO: Ryan Estes is an American Buddhist entrepreneur and the founder of Kitcaster, a podcast booking agency. He is an expert in leveraging podcasts for meaning and profitability. STORY: Ryan and his wife co-run a marketing agency. Ryan’s wife came up with a fantastic product idea that she shared with Ryan. He agreed that it was a great idea; he took it over and executed it the same way he would implement a client’s vision. One problem, though; he never consulted his wife, whom the idea belonged to. Feeling sidelined, Ryan’s wife lost interest in the product causing a rift between the couple. In the end, they had to let go of the project for the sake of their marriage. LEARNING: Honor your relationships even in business. Your business partner is your most valuable asset, cherish and protect them.   “If you have a business partner, somebody that complements you and you have the perfect rhythm, cherish and protect that relationship.” Ryan Estes   Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/estesryan/ (Ryan Estes) is an American Buddhist entrepreneur. As the founder ofhttps://kitcaster.com/ ( Kitcaster), a podcast booking agency, he facilitates thousands of extraordinary conversations. Ryan is an expert in leveraging podcasts for meaning and profitability. Kitcaster serves more than 150 agency clients and is gearing up for its first software product in 2021. Worst investment everOver the past 10 years, Ryan has been the owner-operator of Talklaunch, a media marketing agency he runs with his wife. The agency does social media content, paid media, organic search, website creation, and more. Taking over his wife’s fantastic product ideaRyan’s wife had this great idea for a skincare company, specifically, a natural deodorant company, and she was excited about it. She came up with this fantastic formula that worked well. Ryan took over this entire idea and put it through the wringer the same way he would do with a client. He rebranded the idea, built the website, put everything together, and launched the company, all without consulting his wife. Wife loses interestEven though the company was having middling successes and Ryan was planning to expand a line, his wife continually became less interested in the business. Ryan couldn’t figure out why she was not engaged in this company, yet it was building traction. Unbeknownst to Ryan, his wife had hoped that this idea would become a collaborative project for the both of them. Something that you would work on together and bond as a couple. However, Ryan never bothered to find out what were his wife’s expectations from the business. So when he took it over and alienated her, she lost all the interest she had. Choosing to save his marriageThe business was starting to cause a rift between Ryan and his wife. Once Ryan realized his mistake, he apologized to his wife, and together they decided to let go of the project and focus on something else for the sake of their marriage. Lessons learnedDraw a line between business and your marriageWhen you go into business with your partner, be sure to draw a line between your marriage and your business. Articulate in a conversation all the ways your business relationship could go wrong. Evaluate how your business relationship can affect your marriage and find ways to protect that relationship because no amount of money is worth ruining your relationship. Always remember that your spouse is your most valuable assetThere are so many parallels between a marriage and a business relationship, and therefore, differences will arise, and ideas will differ. But, the value of somebody who understands you and is vital to you from a business side is more important than any revenue outcome. If you have a business partner who complements you, cherish and protect them. Andrew’s takeawaysHonor your relationships even in businessWhen it comes to doing business, honor your partner’s ideas and thoughts. Do not drag your relationship through...

Unsugarcoated with Aalia and Alex
E52 Dr. Grace Lee: Articulation Secrets To Empower the Social Advocate

Unsugarcoated with Aalia and Alex

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 44:11


In Episode 52, Aalia leans on the amazing teaching of neuroscientist and YouTuber, Dr. Grace Lee, Ph.D, to discuss powerful secrets to articulate yourself, how it empowers the people passionate about creating social impact through their story and creates effective communication skills to advance a cause. Hear the traumatic, yet inspirational story of being orphaned by age 11(4:07) and how it led to gratitude (8:10) and becoming the powerful speaker she is today(12:17). From conversation being a muscle that we can improve (17:00), to discussing authenticity, you will learn, be inspired and be left considering the importance of listening to our voice and beliefs(37:10) as part of being articulate.To learn more about Dr. Grace Lee subscribe to her YouTube and Instagram For more information on UNSUGARCOATED Media or your award-winning host, go to www.UnsugarcoatedMedia.com and on Instagram . To stay connected with Aalia on IG: @aalia_unsugarcoated on Clubhouse

The Small Business Show
Multimedia Storytelling with Bailey Barnard of Media Stone Creative

The Small Business Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 36:42


One of the opportunities of owning a business that we discuss on the show often is being able to create your own story. Molding a powerful narrative around your business, your brand, your products, and even yourself can be one of the most rewarding and powerful aspects of being a business owner. But what if you're not sure how to get started creating this narrative, or you need help getting your story out there to your prospective customers? Joining us today is Bailey Barnard, Founder and Creative Director of Media Stone Creative. MSC is a storytelling content creative agency that helps create and promote stories that can make your business stand out. Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton as we explore storytelling to connect with your customers and grow your Small Business. 00:00:00 Small Business Show #322 for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Bailey Barnard, Media Stone Creative with Multimedia Storytelling If you don't have a story, you don't have a business. Every business has a story! Articulate what you're offering, and why your audience needs it. All tracking isn't equal. Which platforms? All platforms. Start your content with a core thing Branded documentaries  

Make It Happen Mondays - B2B Sales Talk with John Barrows
192: Brian Gil On Spinning Up A Start-Up Within An Established Successful Company

Make It Happen Mondays - B2B Sales Talk with John Barrows

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 54:57


Our guest this week is Brian Gil, SVP, Operations at Articulate. Brian shares how growth and trajectory dramatically changed for Articulate when he joined over eight years ago, and what it’s like to break ground on a new product, a new process, and a new vision. Brian and John also discuss what we should be looking at when interpreting data so we can make decisions on how to refine our approach or redesign our roadmap. The decisions we make when we're small drive the results that we might see as we grow.

The Playbook
How do I guarantee value? | #AskDavidMeltzer 27

The Playbook

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 3:03


Don't just talk the talk, guarantee the value that you are providing and walk the walk. Articulate the quantitative value, not subjective value. You would be amazed at how easy it is to do business when you can provide more value than you are asking for. Show them the reasons, impacts, and capabilities that you can guarantee them profit.If you want me to answer your question on the podcast, tweet me @davidmeltzer, or email me a video at david@dmeltzer.com of you asking me a question and I will answer it for a future episode!

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
404: Wendy Kopp - How To Create A Vision, Execute A Plan, & Engage Others

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 58:57


Text LEARNERS to 44222 for more... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12 Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Today, more than 6,000 Teach For America corps members—outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic disciplines—are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in over 50 urban and rural regions. Notes: Jim Collins called Wendy “my entrepreneur for this decade.” He continued, “Her organization is truly an entrepreneurial creation that is out to utterly transform education. It’s taking an entrepreneurial, let’s-do-something approach to tackling a massive social problem.” Goal setting: It’s all about setting a goal that’s at the right intersection of ambitious and feasible. The #1 responsibility of a leader is to catalyze a clear and shared vision for the company and secure commitment to and vigorous pursuit of that vision. The differentiator is the “first WHO” principle. It’s what she’s learned. What is it that drives system change in education? “Jim thinks it’s the answer in corporate America, I think it is the difference in social change.” Wendy grew up in a bubble in Texas. She didn't realize the inequity and disadvantages to children born in different situations. At the end of her college years at Princeton, she wrote a 100+ page thesis. She narrowed down to 30 pages... And created a four page plan. She mailed her thesis to 30 executives in an effort to spread awareness and raise money  Everywhere she went, people said, "This is a great idea but college kids won't do this." Wendy was steadfast in her belief that they would... After the first year, Wendy found herself on stage speaking to 500 "Teach For America" teachers... The benefit of naivete: "The world needs you before you become jaded by your experience."  "We need leaders to channel their energy in marginalized communities." What was the key to the first year growth? "It helped writing a plan. I sent 100 letters to potential donors and got rejected or ignored by 98 of them." You have to persevere and have conviction for the idea. Leadership - An idea that magnetizes people. People were drawn to Wendy's mission and purpose. Strategic Framework - What is your core purpose? The core values are what brings people together. Create a sense of mission - "You need to enable a diverse group of people. Articulate it and make it possible for others to engage." Recruit people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Diversity is very important. Why did Wendy do this instead of take a job that would pay well? "I knew myself well. I knew that whatever I did, I would throw myself at it 24/7. I wanted to have a bigger impact on the world." "What keeps me at it? I started gaining the sense of responsibility for so many others." How Teach For America helped Washington D.C. "I met with so many civic leaders who said, 'We've tried everything and it won't work.' DC was 2 years behind Harlem from an educational perspective with their public schools." Washington DC was completely transformed by Teach For America and now has one of the better public school districts in America. How is she so humble? "I realize we're going to get so much wrong." Must learn from what goes wrong and improve moving forward What are some "must-have" leadership qualities? Look at what people have accomplished How have you managed through challenges? People who are passionate about the purpose People who live into the values Optimism Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness What's currently exciting? Seeing the leadership effects in others from Pakistan to Peru The power of locally rooted leadership Commonalities of leader who sustain excellence: Put impact first... Ahead of career ambitions Solve problems Perseverance Optimism Humility - Constantly learning Act on conviction What does Wendy do for fun? Runs and listens to books while running. Which books? Human Kind by Rutger Bregman Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux Life advice: "Solve as early as possible." "Do not put off your passion until after you've had a job for a few years." "Don't think you have to start something new." Look for others who are doing it and join them...