Hiring, Finding, and Keeping Great Team Members Episode #423 with Kevin Henry Great team members are hard to come by. And even if you find them, how do you keep them in your office? It's becoming harder than ever, so Kirk Behrendt brings in Kevin Henry, co-founder of IgniteDA, to share his findings for the best practices to find, hire, and keep great people. Patience is one key ingredient — and you will need lots of it! For more expert advice on keeping the best team members, listen to Episode 423 of The Best Practices Show! Main Takeaways: Branch out into other industries to find great people. Have patience. Finding the right person takes time. Start having “stay” interviews, not exit interviews. Play to your team members' strengths and talents. Create a space where you have mutual respect. Ensure that your team members feel listened to. Always thank and recognize your team members. Find ways to incorporate fun into your practice. Quotes: “We've got to quit having exit interviews and we've got to start having stay interviews. We've got to start talking to our team members right now about their goals, their hopes, what they like, and have those open and honest conversations about what they don't like in the practice as well, what's that one system in the practice that's tripping them up every day that they dread coming in because of that. I think when we have those open, honest conversations and those team members hear that we're actually interested in not only fixing and tweaking those problems but also how they can be a part of things moving forward, and that they are really a part of the plan, that changes the dynamic in the practice completely.” (5:30—6:07) “Set up a time, and it's not the end of the day, when you and a team member — and I think it should be a one-on-one. I don't think it should be everybody sitting around the room — where you both can really focus on things. You both can take notes. You both can put aside the phone, everything else, and just say, ‘What can we do to make each other better? What can we both do together to make this business better?' Because, as you know, it's not just a dental practice, it's a business. How do you grow that bottom line together?” (6:29—6:55) “[Ask team members,] ‘Where do you see yourself in six months? Is this what you love to do? If not, why?' I think things like that where you can actually open up the door for honest communication — and let's be honest, not every team member is going to want to share this. Not everybody is comfortable sharing where they're not happy in the practice. But I think if you really set that, ‘This is a safe zone. This is Vegas. What happens in here, stays here. But we're also going to do what we can to move forward,' I think that that's a really important thing for team members to know that they can talk openly and freely, and that it's not going to be held against them two weeks later.” (7:28—8:05) “One of the biggest things that I'm hearing from a lot of team members out there — I've seen it — people throwing money at people to stay. And it turns into a bidding war. And I will tell you, the vast majority of team members I talk to, it's not about the money. It is about being happy. It's about being productive. It's about feeling like you're part of the team.” (8:16—8:38) “I don't think you have to like everybody you work with. But I think you've got to respect everybody that you work with. And I think there has to be that mutual respect in the practice as well. So, what are you doing in the practice to build those relationships where people don't look at somebody as “just” an assistant or “just” a sterilization tech, or whatever it might be? And I think whenever you build up that mutual respect in the practice, that's a big step toward those people going, ‘This is a place where I want to stay.'” (8:43—9:11) “[When a great team member is thinking about leaving,] you've got to ask that team member what's important to...
Are Creativity and Innovation the Same Thing? Creativity and innovation are often used interchangeably. In reality, they are more like two sides of the same coin. When put together, they have different functions that produce new products and ways of thinking. Understanding the difference and how they work together gives you an edge on your business and personal goals. You have to have both to make your mark on the world. How Creativity and Innovation Differ from (and Support) Each Other You might think you know how to be creative. You may even consider that being creative is to be innovative. That's not quite the case. Creativity can exist without innovation. But innovation is nonexistent without creativity. When you understand the difference between the two and how they can be used together, the sky is the limit: Creativity Is a Characteristic: Think about all of the ideas you come up with – widget to solve a customer problem or the ending to the novel you are writing. That's being creative. It's the generation of new ideas, alternatives, possibilities, and solutions. It's using your imagination. Innovation Is Putting Ideas into Practice: All of those ideas remain on paper without innovation. That widget goes from an idea to testing to the marketplace through innovation. It's taking creative ideas and putting them into action. Other Ways to Think of Creativity and Innovation: Creativity often happens in a brainstorming session; however, it remains in a creativity status unless an idea is implemented. You can measure innovation by the product or service produced. You cannot measure creativity. Another way to look at both is to see creativity as a front-end process that must happen before innovation can. Innovation takes risks; creativity does not. You Need Both to Prosper: Today's world seeks continual upgrades and new products or services. That means a company or entrepreneur needs to be innovative. You cannot implement a new idea if you don't first generate the idea. That means you must be continually working on ideas. You cannot achieve success without innovation, and innovation requires creativity. Innovation takes your ideas, considers how to bring them into reality, tests them, and then presents them to the world. Without creative thinking, though, your innovation will fall flat. Ensure you stay relevant in the market by embracing both creativity and innovation. Encourage creative thinking with your colleagues and team members. Then put the ideas into practice through innovative techniques.
Most people never reach this step of making an actual plan. They dream, and they might even brainstorm strategies, but they don’t take the next step. They never create a concrete plan to achieve their most important personal goals. If you remember the study I mentioned in chapter 7, creating a plan for how you will accomplish your goal improves your probability of success. Your odds rise to 50%. That may not seem inspiring. But, 50/50 odds are much better than no chance of success at all. Plus, as you continue to work through the remaining chapters in this book, your odds of success will continue to improve. So, how do you feel about planning? Which one of these quotes resonates best with how you think about it?“Remember, if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail.” — Reverend H. K. Williams“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” — Thomas Edison“Just because you made a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.” — Taylor Swift“The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.” — Jerry Brown As you may have guessed, I’m a planner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve created plans for what I want to achieve. I know that everything I want won’t simply fall into my lap. However, I know many people who are not like me. They’ve told me that, until this point, their life has just “happened.” Of course, they’ve moved forward in life. But they didn’t plan very far ahead, or they followed along with someone else’s plan. At some point, this approach fails. Life won’t always give you what you want or need. Also, someone else’s plan may not have your best interests in mind. One day, you may find yourself dissatisfied or unhappy, but you won’t know what to do about it because it all just “happened.”I’ve worked with many clients who end up in this situation. So, we create plans together. They execute the plans and they see results. For the first time, they are choosing their path in life and they’re amazed by how much better that is than just being tossed around by the winds of fate. Life is better when you’re in control of your destiny. Invincible Career® is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Plan for uncertaintyI’m going to propose a different approach than traditional planning. What I like to do with my clients is a mix of planning techniques that are inspired by:Research on “reverse planning.”A flexible strategy of milestone hops. Decades of my life spent in business planning meetings.Reverse planningIf you are clear about your big goal and set your intention, you can start planning backward with the steps that make it achievable. Researchers studied this “reverse planning strategy” and found that, for more complex goals and tasks, it is more effective and enjoyable than traditional chronological planning.“True retrospection is used to review events that have already happened, but using one’s imagination to think of future events as if they were in the past facilitates visualization of both the end goal and the steps required to get there. This ‘future retrospection’ tends to increase the anticipation of pleasure from achieving the goal and helps bring about goal-directed behaviors.”Planning forward can feel overwhelming when your goal is ambitious. It is too hard to imagine all the tasks you must accomplish between now and then. I found this to be true in my own life.Planning backward helped me see it all as achievable. I started with the assumption that I had accomplished my goal (e.g., I’m living in my home in the mountains).Then I defined the logical step that must have taken place right before that. I asked and answered a series of questions to determine each move.Why am I able to live there?How could someone there make a living?How could someone like me do that for a living?What did I have to do to make that possible?How did I prepare for that?And so on… continuing to plan backward until I reached what I thought would be my next logical step right now. You can use the same process. Start with your long-term goal and start planning backward year by year — at a high level, of course — to get a sense of what you may need to do to get there. Milestone hopsWe don’t know what we don’t know. We can’t predict the future, either. But, you defined your most audacious goals in chapter 7, which should have given you a vision of an outcome you desire for your life. Reverse planning can help you envision a series of high-level steps to make that vision come true, but it probably left you with a few burning questions:What do you I do now? What is my next step?I know it can feel like a paradox of choice. There are almost infinite possibilities, moves, and tactics you could choose to employ right now at this current point in time. There are so many paths you could take to navigate that competitive landscape to reach any number of goals. You already defined a strategy for navigating that landscape and overcoming barriers and obstacles. It sure would be nice if your path was a straight and narrow one, as illustrated below. Choose a goal, choose a starting point, plan your path, and just get going. Right? In a simpler world — and life — goals wouldn’t change and we would never have to deviate from our planned path to get there. But life is chaotic and we know nothing is ever as simple and easy as we think it will be. Without a plan, you may end up being lost in the twists and turns of reality. However, there is a more effective strategy and flexible approach:Start somewhere (it doesn’t have to be perfect).Choose a path.Identify your first milestone.Make the “hop” to get there (e.g., complete projects and tasks).Gather data, assess, and reevaluate.Course-correct and adapt your strategy if necessary.Identify your next milestone and continue.Your vision will be on the far horizon. Your goals are what you need to achieve that vision. Your strategic plans help you accomplish those goals. The tasks are what you need to do to execute those plans. Business planningNo plan survives first contact with reality. Yes, you need a plan. But accept that you will always need to re-plan. “Peace-time plans are of no particular value, but peace-time planning is indispensable.”— Dwight EisenhowerIn the corporate world, we had rough one-year plans, more realistic six-month plans, detailed quarterly roadmap plans, and very specific project plans. More often than not, our longer-term fuzzier plans either changed radically, or we abandoned them entirely. The world and the competitive landscape are not under your control — they change frequently, and chaos often alters them. A plan is an attempt to predict the future, but you can’t predict the future. Perhaps one way to visualize this reality is to picture life as a large, rushing river full of twists and turns, obstacles, and rapids. Your long-term goal is your destination somewhere along the course of this river. But, rather than a precise destination (e.g., I want to bring my boat ashore at that exact rock at those precise geo-coordinates), your goal should describe a desirable outcome that could be possible at multiple destinations. The farther away your goal is, the fuzzier your view of it will be and the more vague your long-term plans will be. They exist at the far end of a broad cone of possibilities. Your strategy is how you plan to navigate the course of the chaotic river to get there. As you get closer, you will narrow in on the place you want to come ashore. But the waters you are traversing with your boat right now require a crisp and detailed plan. You need to know precisely how you will paddle around the rock in the river in front of you. You need to aim your boat to navigate the rapids that are just ahead. So, it’s ok to have fuzzier, placeholder plans for the far future. Don’t even bother with creating detailed plans for that timeline because everything might change — and probably will. However, you do need precise plans for what you are doing today, tomorrow, next week, and in the months ahead. Some plans will have activities you must set in motion now. They will be captured in the projects you define.Define projectsA project is composed of the tasks you need to complete over time to achieve a goal. You'll notice that each project is a mini version of how you're thinking about what it will take to achieve your most important long-term life goals. Deconstruct your strategic statement and ask questions for each component. For example, if your strategy is to be "uniquely valuable," what can you do to be unique? The details will be crisp and well-defined for your near-term projects. You may even be able to plan the daily tasks you’ll need to make progress and accomplish them.However, things get a bit fuzzier as you consider the projects you need to execute your strategy a year from now. Your plans will become more general as you forecast even further into the future, two to five years from now (e.g., “Write my second book”). And, things will become fuzzier still as you consider the projects that will support your long-term vision you don’t expect to reach for 10-20+ years.A project definition will include:Overall goalWhat do you want to accomplish? Success measuresWhat does success look like? How will you know when you've successfully completed the project?RequirementsWhat are the expectations? It's helpful to think in terms of must-have requirements and nice-to-have requirements. For example, resist the urge to build the Taj Mahal when a cozy cabin will meet your needs (i.e., the requirements). ResourcesWhat will you need to complete the project successfully? This could include other people, certain skills, materials, money, etc. DependenciesDoes this project depend on any external factors (e.g., something or someone must be available before you can begin)? Does it depend on a previous project to be completed first (e.g., the output from an earlier project is an input into this project)?ScopeHow long do you estimate this project will take? Is it time bound (i.e., the project must be finished by a specific date)? Or, is it based on a milestone (e.g., the first version can be completed and launched, then improved later)? As you may have already experienced, almost every project may take twice as long and costs three times as much as you think it will. DatesWhen do you want this project to begin? How long will it last, based on the scope of the previous step? When do you expect you will finish the project?Let's use an example. If you wanted to build and launch a simple website to promote yourself, here is one way you might define that project. Overall goalLaunch a website that will attract potential hiring managers and recruiters.Success measures You get five friends to review the site and provide positive feedback that it’s ready to launch. The website is functional and available.Google Search can crawl and index the site. Requirements You're satisfied with how the website looks in the most commonly used desktop web browsers on MacOS and Windows. You're satisfied with how the website looks in the most commonly used mobile web browsers on iOS and Android. The site loads quickly enough to not be annoying, all pages on the site load as expected, and the website doesn't generate any errors. People can navigate and browse your site, learn about you and what you do, access links to your other online profiles, and successfully send you a message to contact you. Resources You'll design and customize the site yourself using WordPress. You'll use free images from Unsplash. You need a domain. You need a hosting provider. You'll need some money to pay for initially registering the domain and the monthly website hosting fee. Dependencies You'll need a hosting provider that can host a WordPress site. You'll need to think about the name you want for your website. You'll need a unique name that is available for your domain. Scope You can only work on the website for about 6 hours every weekend. You estimate you can complete the total project in 4 weeks. Dates You can begin working on the project next weekend. Given the scope, you estimate a completion date on Saturday during the last weekend of next month. You'll announce and share the website on your socials on the following Monday morning. Given the amount of detail and work that goes into defining a project like this, you should only create detailed projects that must be completed to achieve your near-term goals for the next few months. Don’t even bother with detailed plans or project definitions beyond a year. Life is too unpredictable. I think we’ve all realized how much our lives can be completely disrupted beyond anything we might have imagined.That’s why, decades ago, my plans and projects for my distant future were quite vague. I knew what my long-term vision was for my life. I had some long-term goals. But, the big projects to support them were high level:Start my own business.Move somewhere into the mountains.Write a book.You can pencil in high-level project ideas for your longer-term goals, of course. But, don't overload yourself and become overwhelmed with defining and committing to too many projects at once. What high-level projects are you planning this year to accomplish your biggest goals for the year? What is the more detailed list of projects that you will focus on for the next few weeks and months? As a next step, use the project definition framework that I described above for each of the projects you want to work on soon. As you begin and learn more, you can flesh out more details and make adjustments to your project plan as necessary. However, let’s take a moment and make sure the projects are aligned with your strategy. Ensure strategic alignmentIt’s easy to get lost in the weeds when you start defining projects and working on them. So, now is the time to ensure alignment with your strategy. You want to make sure you’re using your time and energy wisely. You can ask a few questions to double-check that you’re working on the right things:How will the successful outcome of these projects support my strategy?Will these projects “move the needle” to get me closer to my goals?Are the investments of time, energy, and money worth the result they should yield?Do the projects complement each other or not?Am I sequencing these projects correctly?That last question is where your roadmap comes into play. Create your roadmapA roadmap is an overview of your projects mapped into a calendar view. One of your roadmaps could be a “vision roadmap” that reflects your long-term life vision and goals. There will be no specific project details, but it does provide a sense of sequencing and timing over years. For example:In the example above, note the high-level goals, tasks, and aspirational outcomes. I included a task of “Plan move” instead of something too specific, such as:Move to the Rocky Mountains.Move to Aspen, Colorado.Move to a four-bedroom, two-bath blue house 5.7 miles west of the Aspen County Airport in Aspen, Colorado.The items on the long-term roadmap do not include specific details. If you’ve created your long-term vision and goals correctly, you won’t need to change them frequently as things change in your life and the world around you. At this level, a detailed plan or roadmap that is too specific won't survive the chaos of reality. So, don't bother.However, you should also create a more specific one-year roadmap that lays out the projects you want to focus on to accomplish your most important goals for this year. Now, this will include more detailed projects than a vision roadmap. But, it is still not a detailed breakdown of any single project. What are the timing, timeline, and effort required for each project? What can you work on in parallel (given your available time and resources)? Which projects must you complete before other projects can begin? Finally, create a detailed roadmap view for each project you want to work on now. Identify the tasks and activities you will focus on each week for the duration of the project. What tasks can you complete in parallel? What tasks must you sequence?Note: The companion website for this book has resources, which include downloadable spreadsheets and templates to help you build your own roadmaps.Establish milestonesYour milestones will be the smaller goals you want to reach on the journey to your larger long-term goals. They mark the completion of major project tasks and the ends of various phases. You’ll find that milestones will probably map to the subgoals you identified in chapter 7. For example, you might have a long-term goal to have one of your books on The New York Times Best Seller list. But, it is exceedingly rare for an author to have their very first book achieve such recognition. So, you would probably want to set milestones for publishing your first few books along the way. You captured your most audacious goals in chapter 7. Now, it’s time to identify some key milestones for those goals that will help you assess your progress. Review your subgoals, since they will inform your milestones. A good way to think about this exercise is to visualize a journey. If you were currently in Los Angeles and your long-term goal was to reach New York City, what cities would be milestones on your route to get there? Your travel strategy determined your mode of transportation and informed the route you will take. Knowing this, you now can plan the cities you must pass through to get where you are going. Similarly, your milestones are what you must achieve to get where you are going and reach your long-term goal. You can check them off as you make progress. This will give you more confidence and assurance that you’re on track. What are some key milestones for your highest-priority long-term goal? What are some key milestones for the biggest goals you want to achieve over the next two to five years? What are some key milestones for the goals you want to achieve this year? If you’re struggling to identify milestones, it might help to bounce some ideas off a good friend. Or, you can talk with me and the members of my community. Many of us have spent years of our careers in project planning meetings and exercises. Leverage checkpointsCheckpoints help you measure progress. Milestones are also certainly major checkpoints, but you will need additional smaller checkpoints to identify tasks you must complete on the path to a milestone. The more frequent checkpoints you define will be quite useful to assess progress, but they aren’t the same as your key milestones. In the book example above, publishing a book is a key milestone, but you would require dozens of checkpoints to stay on track and publish that book. Writing and editing a book is a long and complex process. A few simple examples of checkpoints:A weekly review of total pages written. Finish the first draft of your book. Proofread and edit the book. Have an editor review the book. Get feedback from beta readers. Come up with the right title. Format the book for publication. Hire someone to design the cover. Get your book website ready. Create a book launch plan. You can create a list of checkpoints and work through them yourself. You can even establish a schedule and process to review your checkpoints by yourself. However, as I’ve mentioned before, accountability partners improve your odds of success. You could schedule regular checkpoints to review progress with an accountability buddy, coach, or community. What are some checkpoints you will need to assess progress toward the key milestones you identified for this year? You will definitely have way more checkpoints for all the tasks you’ll need to accomplish your goals for the year. But, this should give a small taste of what it’s like to define them. Create backup plansI’m not sure why some people proudly proclaim that they don’t have a backup plan. They say that the idea of having backup plans in life is silly. You have to go all-in on what you do. Win big or fail spectacularly!The problem is that you are never entirely in control of the variables that influence outcomes. Even if you are entirely in control of that big long-term goal you’ve defined, you don’t control the world around you. It’s safer to assume that something will go wrong because life is unpredictable. It’s only smart to have a backup plan, just in case things do go sideways. It’s actually not a bad idea to have a series of backup plans; Plans A-D.Plan A Plan A is your current plan, which is what you’ve been defining above (e.g., the roadmap, milestones, and checkpoints). This is how you plan to execute your primary strategy to achieve your goals. Of course, it should be where you are focusing most of your time and energy.Given your best planning and thought, this path is the one that you think will yield the outcome that you want. However, your plan could go sideways if an unanticipated wrench gets thrown into the works.Plan B Plan B should be your strategy for a course correction if Plan A goes wrong at some point. What do I mean by things going wrong? Some examples:A re-org removes the potential promotion path you were counting on.The country goes into a significant recession. A pandemic changes the world around you. Sometimes your Plan B works out even better than your Plan A would have if you had tried to stay the course.What is your Plan B?➡️ Plan C Plan C is a complete change of strategy. What you were trying to do to reach your goal will no longer work at all.I activated my Plan C when I left the Silicon Valley tech world and launched my career coaching business. What I do is somewhat related to my old career, but it is very different from my previous roles, and it has required significant planning and experimentation.What is your Plan C?➡️ Plan D Plan D is your emergency plan when everything goes wrong. It is what you fall back on when something extremely disruptive occurs. For example, the economy collapses, you lose your job, and you’re on the brink of bankruptcy.It is a rare occurrence, and it’s nice to think that this will never happen to you. However, there are no guarantees in life. Recessions, depressions, and pandemics don’t care about your plans.When everything fails, and you need to go into survival mode for a while, Plan D will keep you going. For example, I have my eye on a job at my favorite local hardware store (I love tools). Worst-case scenario, I could move in with a family member until I got back on my feet.What is your Plan D?➡️ You may think, “What’s the point of making these backup plans now? I’ll just figure things out later if something goes wrong.”First, it is almost impossible to think clearly and plan well when you are in the middle of an emergency (e.g., you were just fired). Sometimes people end up making a decision too quickly and regret it later. They didn’t take the time to plan and research, so they end up getting into an even worse situation.“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” — John F. KennedySecond, successfully planning your next move takes time, especially if it’s a significant change of plan. Some people have the luxury of a large financial cushion and can take several months or even years to figure out their alternative path. Many people do not and cannot. Third, even when you have a backup plan, getting back on track always takes longer than you think. If you need even more time to figure out your next move, it will create a significant delay. Commit to your plansI don’t expect this chapter to teach you everything you need to know about planning, creating projects, and executing your roadmap. My goal here is to persuade you to invest in yourself and commit to making a plan to get what you want out of life. Building the invincible version of you means you dedicate at least some of your precious time to pursuing your most important personal goals. How will you achieve what you want in your life if you never make time to work on it?It’s great to have goals. It’s wonderful to have strategies for how you will pursue those goals. But without a plan, most people struggle to make serious progress. They shoot from the hip, and they eventually fail. A plan gives you a fighting chance! How to ensure progressOne of the best ways to ensure steady progress is to identify the daily and weekly tasks you need for your project work. For example, writing a book is a massive project. But blocking an hour each morning to write will ensure you conquer that project page by page every day. Establishing habits will ensure project tasks get completed. Let's tackle that topic in the next chapter.I’m looking forward to sharing more of my book with you this year! 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Cincinnati native Dennis Kato's family survived America's Japanese internment camps during World War II. Now he researches the camps and shares the story.
Jeff Heggie Daily Success Strategies 565: Who Are You When Nobody is Watching? Discover How to Double Your Revenue in Just 5 Moves https://JeffHeggie.com/BusinessMastery How disciplined are you in your business? As an entrepreneur, you don't have someone watching over your shoulder 24 hours a day? Who are you being when nobody is watching? Are you the entrepreneur who ways that you're doing everything you're supposed to and it's just not working? But the reality is that when you should be working on your needle movers, you're distracted by things that don't matter (such as social media scrolling). Success will require your discipline and congruency in your life and business. Ensure you are doing the right things by getting a coach, mentor, or accountability partner. Are you ready to commit to achieving your goals? Be held accountable and make things happen. Join one of our High Achievers Accountability groups: High Achievers Accountability: www.JeffHeggie.com/Accountability Don't miss these programs from Success Coach, Jeff Heggie: The Confident Athlete www.JeffHeggie.com/ConfidentAthlete High Achievers Mindset Secrets https://mindset.jeffheggie.com/
Dealers often spend 80% of marketing spend to market only 20% of the cars in inventory! The bulk of the traffic is all too often on cars that will move anyway! Find out ways you can build campaigns to market vehicles that aren't being seen online! And find out how you can mitigate markdowns and actually increase prices to move cars! Here are some key highlights with Kelly Good Stoop, Regional Director at LotLinx. firstname.lastname@example.org 12:00 - What TURNx can do for dealers. It's free! Look at specific vehicle demand, asses trends and make better business decisions. 14:45 - Control inventory marketing. Campaign examples to move vehicles at highest profit potential! Use live market data to see where demand is and market accordingly. You don't have to drop prices! Often times, you should raise your prices!
Could you sell your business? Would you even want to once it's optmized enough to make selling an option? Today I'm discussing the practical and emotional considerations of selling an online business with my longtime friendtor, Alexis Grant. More about Lexi: Alexis is the founder and CEO of They Got Acquired, a media company telling the stories of “small” acquisitions. She has sold two companies herself—a digital marketing agency to The Penny Hoarder as a full acqui-hire, and The Write Life to a third party. She lives with her husband and two young kids in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Welcome to the 3rd Installment of the PCS Special Sunday Series with Moni Jefferson First, we are grateful for YOU, our listeners, partners, and sponsors. Second, a quick recap of last week's episode. Moni talked about a few essential items: Use project management tools such as AMSE's PCS Trello Board. Put these in place for your family and business 90 days in advance. Ensure your SOPs (standard operating procedures) are well defined and available for your team or those helping you run your business while moving. You can access free templates online to create your SOP, but you can also create a video breaking down the SOP. Whether they help your team during the PCS or if you need to onboard a new team member, a video explanation can be a great tool! Set up a workflow with deadlines that work best for you and your team. This is a great time to re-evaluate what items need your immediate attention. Ask yourself. Tips from this episode: While you're waiting on a move date, give yourself and your family a lot of grace. Family stuff to get ready six weeks out: Get your kid's records to keep with you in case you have to change where they have to go to school. Make those final medical appointments - dentist, eye exams, physicals, etc. Get your medications filled a few months out for that just in case moment! Go through your clothing, especially your kid's clothing. They could've outgrown some things or just don't want them anymore. This is a great time to purge. Business stuff to take care of: Hire those new team members to help during this time. Always good to do it before you get overwhelmed. Really knock out those SOPs. If there's something you've been asked to do, this is the time to learn to say no. Ask yourself - is it essential, and what's the ROI for this? Be careful not to put too much pressure on your team during this time. Use the MyPCS App to make a checklist for your business. Use the PCS Your Business Blueprint to make your move easier. Something to remember - PCSing doesn't have to be complicated. And, you are allowed to pivot and move things that aren't needing immediate attention during this time. Serve your audience/clients that best represent your values and mission. Have some tips you want to share about PSCing your business? Email them to email@example.com. If you're new to Owning Up, make sure and subscribe, so you'll know when a new episode drops. You can also join our Facebook group to see what other milspouse entrepreneurs are up to and receive the latest AMSE news. If you're a milspouse, who has a business or is thinking of starting one, join us here at AMSE Membership. Check out our previous episodes for encouragement, connection, and information. We'd love to have you join our fantastic community! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Follow Moni Jefferson on Instagram. Visit our website to become a member: AMSE Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Margaret Mitchell is a renowned researcher who has won numerous awards for her work developing practical tools to combine ethics and machine learning. LastFall, Dr. Mitchell joined the AI startup HuggingFace ( "to democratize good machine learning") and previously research positions at Google and Microsoft. Inthis episode, Dr. Mitchell articulates numerouschallenges in the endeavor to create ethical AI. She also illuminates thedistinction between ethical and responsible AI; the necessity of ahuman-centered, inclusive approach to AI development; and the need for policymakers to understand AI. ----- Subscribe to catch each new episode on Apple, Spotify and all major platforms. To learn more about EqualAI, visit our website: https://www.equalai.org/ and follow us on Twitter: @ai_equal
Why do you need an owned audience? Why do you need a dedicated space to engage with that audience? Vanessa Hartung shares that it's time to ditch the “IKEA experience” and stop leading your audience on bunny trails. Give them what they want in a centralized place owned by your brand. How do you do that? Listen to this episode of The Content Callout for the details. Outline of This Episode[0:48] Three rapid-fire actionable tips[2:27] Ditch the IKEA experience[4:32] How to build your owned audience base[7:34] Why you need diversity of perspectives[11:34] Ensure authenticity by knowing your product [16:23] Make content interactive and engaging[17:10] The application of Web 3.0 in B2B[20:43] How to connect with Vanessa HartungResources & People MentionedCerosKate Bradley ChernisConnect with Vanessa HartungConnect on LinkedInConnect with The Content Callouthttps://www.contentcallout.com/Subscribe to The Content Callout onApple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts
Are you dying a slow death by being caught in the muddy middle? The middle. It's the space between no one walking in and foot traffic so fast, your door never has time to lock. On today's episode, we're chatting being consistent (with a special shoutout to Nick Quinn for giving us the best example of how hard work and consistency pays off), measuring your value add and how to communicate effectively. When we teach people to value sleep, they value their sleep space and accessories more and we want to make sure your hard efforts reflect in your bottom line. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mattresspodcast/message
#bitcoin (09-05-2022) Bitcoin is inevitable - Ray Dalio Has It Wrong - Inflation a Hidden, Repressive Tax - Politicians are incentivised to lie - The Bitcoin parallel system is already being built out - If a money can be corrupted, it WILL be - Ensure you hold your own Bitcoin as when Bitcoin goes parabolic many exchanges will fail - All the entrepreneurial talent will move to and build on top of Bitcoin - Just holding Bitcoin is not enough anymore… Much more! MY VIEWS ARE MY OWN AND I MAKE NO PREDICTIONS SO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING ANYTHING... & ONLY INVEST WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO LOSE! Subscribe to my 'UK Bitcoiner' Backup Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3p4A_VqohTmbm44z4lgokg Thursdays Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttjHxaoIkZc BitcoinToTheMoon Asset Portfolio Sale: https://www.bitcointothemoon.com/news... The Bitcoin Adventure: https://www.avonvalley.co.uk/events/the-bitcoin-adventure/ Video Archive: UK Bitcoin Master Video Archive: http://www.UKBitcoinMaster.com Bitcoin Interviews: http://www.BitcoinInterviews.com UK Bitcoin Master Podcast: UKBitcoinMasterPodcasts.com The Bitcoin Book: A Beginner's Guide to the Future of Finance https://amzn.to/3glAyBN Merchandise: Buy Trezor: trezor.io UK: https://www.alza.co.uk/search.htm?exps=Trezor Buy Merch: https://www.lightninghood.com Buy Merch: https://www.bitcointothemoon.com Buy Merch: https://www.balconyshirts.co.uk Bitcoin Exchanges: CoinCorner UK: https://www.coincorner.com?AffiliateId=431027 Coinbase: https://www.coinbase.com/join/wallac_qf1 Support The UK Bitcoin Master: If you enjoy my content, please drop me a few sats: Drop sats direct: UKBitcoinMaster@coincorner.io or https://tippin.me/@UKBitcoinMaster or email@example.com Book a 1-1 with me and ask me anything Bitcoin related: 30mins (50,000 Sats): Online Booking Calendar - https://ukbitcoinmaster30.youcanbook.me 60mins (100,000 Sats): Online Booking Calendar - https://ukbitcoinmaster60.youcanbook.me The UK Bitcoin Master DOES NOT talk Trading, TA, Mining, or Alt Coins!
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In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the three central values that project management brings to the organization that you could talk about in a brief speech in an Elevator Pitch. The first: Project management is one of the most powerful tools to organize your workflow and prevent chaos from setting in. Regardless of the approach used, project management will define the criteria that will manage the flow of work within the organization. The second: Ensure an alignment between the effort undertaken and the delivery of value. It is necessary to understand the objective and benefits that the project will bring to your client and your organization. Project management defines the value chain and measures the benefits. The third: Mitigate project risks. Project management naturally helps to reduce risks, as there is a defined workflow. Listen to this week's #5minpodcast to learn more.
Welcome to the PCS Special Sunday Series with Moni Jefferson First, we are grateful for YOU, our listeners, partners, and sponsors. Second, a quick recap of last week's episode. Moni talked about a few essential items: Decide whether you're going to stop your business, onboard a new team member, or continue the business. Decide what you can do that you cannot delegate. Create a plan. Automate as much as you can. Tips from this episode: Use project management tools such as AMSE partner - Monday.com - to streamline your business. Put these in place for your family and business 90 days in advance. Ensure your SOPs (standard operating procedures) are well defined and available for your team or those helping you run your business while moving. You can access free templates online to create your SOP, but you can also create a video breaking down the SOP. Whether they help your team during the PCS or if you need to onboard a new team member, a video explanation can be a great tool! Set up a workflow with deadlines that work best for you and your team. This is a great time to re-evaluate what items need your immediate attention. Ask yourself: How is this serving me? Is this generating a return on investment right now? Is this something that can wait? Do my team, and I have the bandwidth for this? What can I outsource? Something to remember - PCSing doesn't have to be complicated. And, you are allowed to pivot and move things that aren't needing immediate attention during this time. Serve your audience/clients that best represent your values and mission. Have some tips you want to share about PSCing your business? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're new to Owning Up, make sure and subscribe, so you'll know when a new episode drops. You can also join our Facebook group to see what other milspouse entrepreneurs are up to and receive the latest AMSE news. If you're a milspouse, who has a business or is thinking of starting one, join us here at AMSE Membership. Check out our previous episodes for encouragement, connection, and information. We'd love to have you join our fantastic community! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Follow Moni Jefferson on Instagram. Visit our website to become a member: AMSE Email us at email@example.com
On this episode, I have a handful of questions to answer from podcasters. How many episodes should I release to start? My guests won't share their interview episode. How do I determine who is listening? And more. LET'S TALK If you have been struggling to land clients with your show, let's talk. I would love to give you a call with me as my gift to develop your podcast strategy. We will define where you are today, what you would like to accomplish and how you can get there this year. If you're tired of trying all the "get rich quick" magic formulas of the gurus that don't work, let me show you proven strategies that have worked for me over decades of radio and 10 years coaching podcasters. Apply for your call at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/apply. This isn't empty theory. It also isn't some high pressure sales call. You and I will create a plan that will help you reach your goals. Then, if we like each other, I can show you some options to help you accelerate your success if you'd like. Let's get something scheduled. Apply today at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/apply. HOW MANY DO I RELEASE? I have 6 recorded episodes of my podcast ready to go. Should I release them all at one time? Or week by week? I focus on relationships and talk to a different expert in each episode. - Kiara DON'T BELIEVE THE GURUS Many podcast gurus want you to game the system to get on Apple Podcasts' New and Noteworthy. They tell you this helps you grow your audience quickly. Studies have shown that New and Noteworth may get you a few listeners to start. But when you are no longer listed there, you no longer have the downloads. I would rather see you play the long game. What are you doing today to build relationships to grow your audience over the next year or five? If you release all six episodes to start, you have nothing to release next week. You now have to find a guest, interview that guest, edit the show and get it published by next week to stay consistent. Every spring and fall my alergies kick in and I get sick. I happen to be allergic to the state tree. When it pollenates or loses its leaves, my head swells up. My nose starts running I lose my voice. Therefore, I always have a couple episodes ready to go just in case. When I lose my voice, I am a few weeks ahead and always have something to publish. You might consider publishing 2 or 3 to start, just to give listeners something to binge. Let them really get to know who you are and what you're all about. Then, drop one a week after that. Continue creating new episodes to publish consistently. With this strategy, you are always 3 or 4 weeks ahead when life happens. MY GUESTS WON'T SHARE I've been experiencing a recurring problem with my guests not sharing their episode or only making a minimal effort that's ineffective. For example, I recently had a guest who only shared the episode in Instagram Stories, among 10 other stories, with no link or instructions on how to find the episode. The guest also happens to be a social media influencer and makes a substantial living off her posts, so she should know better. When I asked her to share it again, her response was, "But I already shared it." As part of my guest coaching routine, I have a conversation before every recording where I explain that I do not charge an appearance fee but I do expect every guest to share their episode. This is a mutual promotion and I rely on guests to share so I can reach new listeners. Every guest agrees to this verbally and then I send a reminder in writing at the same time that I send recording information. Once the episode is published, I send another reminder along with all of the social media links, listening platform links, audio grams, and a script they can choose to use if they don't want to draft their own text. I make the posting and sharing process as easy as I possibly can, and yet, I still have this issue. Each time a guest doesn't share their episode, it's evident in the download numbers. What else can I do? I feel like any more hand holding would be patronizing. Thanks! -Jessica NOT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY I wish there was an easy answer to this one, Jessica. The short answer is, "They don't have any obligation to share your episode." Getting guests to share your episode is definitely a powerful way to get your downloads to grow. I like that you have the agreement up front before the interview even happens. It is also great that you write the post for them. You are making it easy. It looks like they believe they are fulfilling their end of the agreement. They are telling you they have already shared it. So, there is some miscommunication somewhere in the process. You might try being a little more specific on the requirement. You could tell them they need to share your graphic and a link to the show on social media within 48 hours of it being published. On the other hand, they are doing you a favor by taking the time to be interviewed. They are giving you great content for your show, so you don't have to create a solo show. Before you agree to an interview, do a little research. Check their social media accounts. See if they share other interviews. Ensure you have a guest that will share, because that's what they've done in the past. You can also work to build the relationship a little more before the episode publishes. Create a connection with the guest. Give them something to create the law of reciprocity where they feel a little obligation to repay you with posting. At the end of the day, you can't guarantee they share it. Find the right guests and be a little clearer with your expectations. MY VOICE How would one get better at projecting their voice? - Dustin IMPROVING Stand up. Put the mic just higher than level so you look up a bit and open the airway. Speak from the diaphragm. Don't force it. You'll get stronger over time. I learned this when I first started in radio at the college radio station. We had a sit-down board. I was always exhausted at the end of a show. OTHER VOICE TIPS There are a few other things you can try. Your voice will sound different to you when you listen to your voice through headphones. The enclosed space of the headphones amplifies your voice. The sound of your voice is also changed by the audio processing. The bones in your head vibrate differently when using headphones. To help you sound more natural, remove one ear of your headphones. With only one cup on your ear, you are able to hear your voice more naturally with the free ear. You will also hear your voice in the context of the ambient room noise rather than through the vacuum of the headphones. If you are wearing only one cup of your headphones, turning the volume down will also help you sound more natural. With a lower headphone volume, you will better hear your natural voice. You won't be fooled by the dominance of the headphone sound. Use your headphones to make sure you hear the other audio included in your podcast. Make sure you can hear your music bed, intro, guest and other audio. However, make sure your headphones are not giving you a false image of your voice. Finally, speak naturally. Do not attempt to sound like other announcers you have heard. Be yourself. When you speak like an announcer, you begin to stretch and emphasize words unnaturally. Your speech begins to unnaturally bounce. Speak conversationally. Use a natural pace. Don't use unnecessary emphasis on words. Speak as if you are on the telephone. These steps will help your voice sound more natural. MY AUDIENCE I'm a vet surgeon and my podcast aim is to connect veterinary professionals and pet owners/animal careers. I started a year ago, had published 16 episodes and have about 1,200 downloads. I interview veterinary professionals and ask about their life journeys. I'd like to answer my audience questions and worries, but I don't know who they are. Not sure if I'm too small, but I dont get a lot of feedback so even tho I know there's an audience there, I'd like to know a little more about them so I can tailor my podcast and website to them. How do you learn about your audience? - Francisco ATTRACT RATHER THAN PLEASE Rather than trying to convert your listeners to clients, attract your ideal prospective clients as listeners. Then convert them to clients. What questions do your vet clients ask? What are their pains, struggles and worries? Address those concerns on the show and you will attract listeners who need what you offer. Instead of trying to change what you offer for the people listening, attract listeners who what what you have to offer. Play the long game. Go through my Listener Development Worksheet. You can find it at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/listener. When you define your ideal listener, you will know where to find them online. You will understand how to attract her to your show. And, you will know exactly what content to share on each episode. This will help you grow your business and attract clients much more effectively than trying to please people in your audience who may not be a perfect fit for what you do. INTERVIEWING I've been thinking about how to improve as an interviewer. I interviewed two people for my podcast in the last three days and I would call those interviews _okay_. After two years of podcasting and around 50 interviews, I wonder how I'll get better at this. Do you use a post-interview "checklist" to help you improve your technique? Are there any resources (books, Web sites) that focus on better interview technique? I guess I'm looking for a more systematic approach to improving my interview skills. I'm impressed by some of the interviewers I've heard on other podcasts, but I also realize that you don't have to be perfect like on live radio. - Glenn CONVERSATIONS During the actual interview, it is more compelling for the listener when you have a conversation rather than a "question/answer" session. Get your guest to tell stories by asking them questions that lead them in that direction. Everything interesting is about people. If you are simply teaching facts, you will lose the attention of your listener. Get them emotionally invested by using stories. Put them in the moment. My list of 17 Interview Questions help you do that. You can download that list at PodcastTalentCoach.com/interview. During your conversation, avoid questions that elicit one-word answers. "Did you enjoy that?" "Yep." "How many units did you sell?” “1,234." When your guest answers with one word, it kills the momentum of the conversation. When they answer "yes", you then need to figure out how to ask "what did you enjoy about it” or “how did you sell that many". This just turns the conversation into a lot of start and stop. Structure your conversation to create a story arc. It should have a beginning, middle and end. Lead your listener somewhere. Remember that your listener will take away one big thing from the conversation. Decide what that will be before the conversation begins. Then conduct the interview to get to that one big thing. I do have a course called "How To Crush Your Next Podcast Interview Like A Radio Pro Without Hours Of Preparation and Years Of Training." You can find it at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/interviewcourse. YOUR STRATEGY If you don't have a mentor who can take your hand and walk you every step of the way, go to www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/apply, click the button and apply to have a chat with me. We will develop your plan and see how I can help and support you to achieve your podcast goals.
Theme: ENGAGING THE POWER OF PRAYER FOR SUPERNATURAL OPEN DOORS Speaker: Rev. Ebenezer Okronipa We all need open doors. We must leave our lives to chance. To fulfill destiny you need open doors. Sometimes open doors could be human beings. How to Ensure Open Doors? 1. Ensure a lifestyle of prayer. Prayer is one of the most effective opener of open doors. Prayer must be constant. Prayer is not an option but a necessity for survival. Prayer is a participation with divinity concerning the needs of humanity. Prayer connects us with God. Thessalonians 5:17. Ephesians 6:18. Luke 21:36 Colossians 4:2. Luke 22:44. 1 Timothy 2:8
If you have a limited budget to spend on product development and stock, the worst thing you can do is pick the wrong manufacturing partner. Here's how to make sure that you don't. Discover: 06:00 The expensive mistakes brands make when it comes to choosing the wrong manufacturer. 07:03 The potential pitfalls the can happen when looking for a UK manufacturer. 09:53 Why you should always visit a factory before you pay them any money. 11:55 Why recommendations are important when it comes to choosing a manufacturing partner. 13:04 Why you need to be cautious of the 'too good to be true' manufacturer that approaches you on social media. 17:07 The sure-fire way of blowing your start-up budget all in one go. Make it British website British Brand Accelerator - Find out how you can work with Kate to build your British-made brand Join Make it British - become a member of our community and promote your business in our directory or UK-made brands and manufacturers Make it British on Instagram
Back with Ethan Lane, Vice President for Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen"s Beef Association and head of the NCBA"s Washington D.C. Office. Farm Director, KC Sheperd visited with Lane earlier this week at the National Association of Broadcasters" annual Washington Watch.
If you're a business owner, this episode is going to serve as your marketing playbook. Tune in to find out more! Episode Introduction: Our guest talks about her pivot to the events industry and how she made it as one of the most well-known industry professional without any prior experience. She also shares an abundance of marketing and visibility tips that would benefit your business. Episode Summary: Kinsey Roberts walks us through her journey of starting her own business, being the host of not one but two spectacular podcasts, the challenges she's faced along the way, and the lessons she has learned through it all. She truly comes with contagious energy, the most epic one-liners, and tons of golden wisdom nuggets. Main Takeaways: The connections you make at conferences can really help you level up to the next stage. Marketing and visibility are the lifeblood of your business. If you're not doing it, your business will die. Marketing & Visibility Tips: Never lose your network. SDOS - Stay Discerning on Social Create a posting schedule. Ensure that your website is working as a 24/7 marketer for you. Create owned video content consistently. Sometimes it's okay if the people closest to you don't align with your vision. Find Kinsey Roberts: Website: https://www.shecreatesbusinesspodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shecreatesbusiness/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shecreatesbusiness/ She Creates Business Podcast: https://www.shecreatesbusinesspodcast.com/listen The Venue Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-venue-podcast/id1485111837 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinseyroberts/ Get the visual experience, watch the videocast for the episode here: https://youtu.be/3X1yskfEnsU Connect With Girija: Website: https://www.gbplaw.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gbplaw/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GBPLaw/ Help us mentor other entrepreneurs through the power of storytelling by rating us and leaving a positive review on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/law-chat-with-girija/id1528580730 Get the FREE Five Day Legal Audit: https://yourcontractbuddy.com/5-day-free-legal-audit-challenge/ Join Law Chat for Entrepreneurs Free Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lawchat Get Ready To Use Contract Templates At: https://yourcontractbuddy.com
Meetings are sometimes a necessary evil, but we've got 10 tips for making them more effective and valuable. Some of the responsibility for better meetings rests with its leaders, but participants also have a role to play in making meetings productive and advantageous for everyone. You can get more in-depth information and added details not included in the episode from our show notes. Visit www.staypaidpodcast.com. Connect | Resources FREE e-book: How 5 Top Producers Generate Referrals - https://bit.ly/37SdR8r 0:00 Introduction 2:39 Ensure you have an agenda 4:04 Come to the meeting prepared 4:51 Ensure the meeting has a leader/facilitator 6:20 Participate with questions and comments 8:03 Ensure the right people are in the room 8:45 Assess whether you need to attend a meeting 10:36 Ensure the meetings take no more time than needed 11:29 Show up early 12:48 Ensure action items are assigned and understood 13:54 Commit to completing your action items 17:32 Action Item
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Covid undoubtedly increased the complexity of travel. Alongside the usual stresses of visas and all the other logistics of any trip, the added health protocols made travel more difficult than ever before. However, today, we discuss an active solution that came online in December 2021 in the Republic of Seychelles, a cutting-edge cloud-based system and biometric corridor that screens arrivals to the country in a touchless and speedy environment. In this episode, we cover:
Description The Jezebel spirit attacks God's prophets. You've probably already encountered one. One big sign of a Jezebel spirit is they speak badly of their leaders, and refuse correction. You're the counter to this spirit, prophet. It's your job to recognize their leaven and root it out. Discover 5 signs of a spirit of Jezebel in this episode. Show Notes: A Jezebel spirit can influence a man or a woman. Its purpose is to sabotage the leadership and silence the mouths of the prophets. In this episode, you restore God's order to the church by identifying this spirit. Bind its works. Build God's Kingdom. Tear down the lies. Ensure that the Holy Spirit has license to guide your ministry. How This Episode Will Grow You Recognize Jezebel Before She Brings Division You'll spot this spirit a mile away. Learn strategies to stop it and put Jesus on the throne. Break Jezebel's Influence Over Your Prophetic Call If you've come into contact with a Jezebel, you don't want their influence. Learn how to shut the door on their leaven. Break Spiritual Ties With the Jezebel Spirit Strategies of War (Book) Never let the enemy have a foothold in your life, or the lives of the people you love ever again. Remove the enemy's influence in your life and gain access to the Father's blessing. It's yours. You just need to fight for it. Related Episodes Visions of Angels and Demons: Discover Their Influence in the Spiritual Realm (Ep. 186) Backlash Checklist: 2 Steps to Breaking Free... FAST! (Ep. 17) Prophetic Blitz: Breaking Spiritual Links (Ep. 16) Combat Jezebel With These Scriptures! 1 Corinthians 5:5–6 (NKJV): Deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Join Our Private Social Media For Free https://www.apostolic-network.com Sponsor the NextGen Prophets Podcast Take this message further. Be responsible for raising the Next Generation of Prophets. Get Your Free E-book and Course Here https://www.nextgenprophets.org/ Watch Our Free Prophetic Teachings on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/ToachMinistries Give Us a Call! Dial 760 466 7257 Get Connected With Apostles Craig and Colette Toach Submit Your Question to the Apostles: ToachMinistries.com Follow the NextGen Prophets Facebook: NextGen Prophets Follow the NextGen Prophets Instagram: NextGen Prophets Instagram
"This is an excellent opportunity to improve your care pathways, to help improve patient outcomes and really to optimise care throughout the continuum of the perioperative period." This piece emphasises the importance of perioperative glucose management and describes evidence-based approaches for perioperative management throughout. What about pre-admission? During hospitalisation? What are the best practices for discharge? This piece is complimented by "Perioperative Diabetes Clinic - How to set up and run" - which is soon to be released on TopMedTalk. Ensure you are subscribed to catch all of our exclusive free content. For listeners who can't wait, it is worth checking out Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) directly here: www.ebpom.org Presented by Kathryn Evans Kreider, DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP, Associate Clinical Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition; Duke University Medical Centre.
My guest today is host of the ever growing podcast, We The People, Our American Stories, Tina McCafferty. Her show focuses on American heros as she sees them, from members of the military, entreprenuers and immigrants, to the every day Joe. So apparently, today, she thinks I'm a hero of sorts. We introduce our audiences to each other and discuss the reason for each of our podcasts. We also talk about how we both are doing our part to help this great country remain the shining city on the hill. We laugh, we cry as we more fully understand our why. #WeThePeopleOurAmericanStories #IAmPitts #ParrishTheThoughtPodcast #ParrishTheThought #TinaMcCafferty #ShiningCityOnAHill #GeorgeWashington #Othering #WeMustTalk #TalkToEachOther #America #AmericanHero #WoundedWarriors #OEW #OperationEnduringWarrior #DexterPitts #FoundingFathers #SacredCountry #GodsChildren #ChildrenOfGod #TheStoryTrek #YouGottaStory --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/parrishthethought/message
Sometimes an innocent conversation during an interview can have horrific consequences, especially if you end up not hiring a person. The biggest problem every company faces during the hiring process is the interview. Two people go into a room together for a conversation and no one knows what transpires. Conversations flow and curiosity carries the conversation. As we all know, curiosity killed the cat… and possibly your company. Let's replace curiosity with consistency. Because the lack of consistency is what breeds unfair interviewing practices by promoting assumptions and cultivating bias. By simply eliminating assumptions & bias from the interview, we can create a process where evidence is gathered that supports the decision. Minimizing your exposure to future litigation. Guest Bio: Victor Xu is attorney extraordinaire in the Fisher Phillips Irvine office where he represents companies in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, from inception through trial, in state and federal courts throughout California. Victor also has significant experience in conducting internal investigations into alleged employee/supervisor misconduct, including harassment and discrimination, and has provided recommendations for remedial measures, including preparation of new company policies. Today we discuss: Ways your interview might be harming your company How to set a process that minimizes potential litigation Challenges today? What gets you in trouble when interviewing Telling people “you are a perfect candidate” California is pro-plaintiff People grasp on to certain words Having a standard in place where interviewers are not just shooting from the hip in the interview Mitigate risk What kind of music do you like? Fishing questions Trying to be personal but it is going too far Too much feedback Why is this important to the company? Serial interviewees who doesn't get the job claiming discrimination Going after tech companies Puts handcuffs on the company to settle People catch wind of who was hired Rick's Nuggets Interviews tend to be shallow and decisions are made on assumptions & bias How do we solve the problem? Train people to interview and use trained people exclusively Select interview team All people trained Stick to the interview outline and consider a list of no-go questions. Training limits the liability of what is said/asked (extra layer of protection) Create an interview guide of objective questions Consistent & fair process Questions for everyone & role specific questionsQuestions vetted to mitigate risk Off-handed comments “Your a perfect candidate” “Youthful culture” Religious assumptions - questions about drinking, etc. “What's your ethnic background?” Relating to the candidate can get you in trouble Honest response for hiring choice We are going to pass at this time: Thank you for applying, but we have decided to pursue other applicants. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Values cannot be discriminatory, Legitimate business reason- values Information to discloseWe decided to go with another person Rick's Nuggets Tie your interview questions to values Assign the questions to a specific interview position (ie: interview #1) Remove opinion from the decision making processScore card ranking - highly subjective Weigh values alignment above skills Evaluate skills based on performance metrics for the role Key Takeaways that the Audience can plug into their business today! (Value): Brewery of the perks that you offer candidates and understand their consequences. Ensure employees are properly classified even where both sides agree. Train and prepare your team on appropriate interview questions. Guest Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-xu-b43bba25/ Company: https://www.fisherphillips.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fisher-&-phillips-llp/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/labor_attorneys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fisherphillipsllp/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHCDdUXOnEjfOtUYu6OqTxA Host Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-girard-07722/ Company: https://www.stridesearch.com/ Podcast: https://www.hirepowerradio.com Authored: "Healing Career Wounds" https://amzn.to/3tGbtre HireOS inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org Show Sponsor: www.stridesearch.com
We all love the flashy new thing or trendy innovations that come our way. While they may be cool ideas, are they really helping our sponsors reach their goals?In this episode of The Inches, we dive into how you should think about innovations in sponsorships and how to vet if they are a right fit for your partner and their goals.-----The Inches Podcast is a podcast that looks at sports & event sponsorship and how digital is affecting the industry and landscape. Hosted by Rich Franklin, Sr. Director of Partnerships at the Coachella Valley Firebirds and Nick Lawson, Co-founder of SQWAD.
Lisa Dempsey is a special needs mom & is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Forgotten Wishes Foundation, whose mission is to inspire a sense of belonging and be a source of joy for people with disabilities. Lisa also writes a blog about her experiences called Cluck Howl Crow. Lisa is happiest when spending time with her husband Robert and family. To refuel her mind and body, Lisa travels in her trailer named Rosemary von Wunder, takes walks on the beach or binge-watches Broadway Musicals in New York City. Lisa and Robert have been married for 18 years, have 4 children and live in Houston, TX. Connect with Lisa on FB: @dempseylisa or @forgottenwishesfoundation or IG: @cluck_howl_crow or @forgotten_wishes_foundation ***************************************** To purchase my book “Welcome to My Life – A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism” click HERE or visit Amazon.com! You can easily stay connected to the Living the Sky Life podcast and me in various ways. Please visit my website www.lauriehellmann.com for all the links. I'd love to hear what you think, so if listening on the Apple platform, please leave a written review and rating of the podcast! If you are interested in being a guest on an episode of Living the Sky Life, please contact me!
April 27, 2022 - Times Union reporter Larry Rulison provides an update on the state's stretch limousine safety task force, which was assembled after a 2018 crash in Schoharie County that killed 20 people and is at risk of being shutdown prematurely because it was slow to be implemented.
Description: Have an encounter with Jesus today. Feel His anointing wipe away your cares. Hear His voice guide you. Rest in His presence for as long as you want. Take this prophetic gift and learn to give it to others. Ensure that people experience Jesus when you pray for them. This is how you gain access to the heart of God. Show Notes: Release the gentle breeze of Jesus every time you speak. This is an anointing God gave Apostles Craig and Colette Toach. Today, they impart this prophetic anointing to you. Release love when you prophesy. Minister in a way that opens the heart of the listener. Lead people to encounters with Jesus when you invest into their lives. How This Episode Accelerates Your Prophetic Process Heal the Hurts of God's People Minister with the gentle breeze of Jesus to sooth their pain. The anointing will bring Jesus into their wounds and allow Him to heal them forever. You will administer this anointing after this episode. Get Past People's Walls Don't worry about people rejecting your ministry. This anointing goes over their walls, under their armor, and penetrates their heart. All you have to do is release it and let God do the rest. Your job get's easier as a prophet. Revive Forgotten Gifts, Characters, and Chilhoods Bring back to life what hurt destroyed. People will feel love again. They will laugh, cry, and gain access to the Lord. Help them live again. Learn How to Use Your Prophetic Anointing - It's All Here! Prophetic Anointing - Anointed to Worship (Book) Liberate God's People - Use These Scriptures! Luke 4:18 (NKJV): The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,To set at liberty those who are oppressed; Jeremiah 30:8 (NKJV): For it shall come to pass in that day,' Says the Lord of hosts, ‘That I will break his yoke from your neck, And will burst your bonds; Foreigners shall no more enslave them. Psalms 107:14 (NKJV): He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces. Join Our Community! https://www.apostolic-network.com Sponsor the NextGen Prophets Podcast Take this message further. Be responsible for raising the Next Generation of Prophets. Get Your Free E-book and Course Here https://www.nextgenprophets.org/ Watch Our Free Prophetic Teachings on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/ToachMinistries Get Your Prophetic Word Confirmed Speak to a wing man at: 760 466 7257 Get Connected With Apostles Craig and Colette Toach Submit Your Question to the Apostles: ToachMinistries.com Follow the NextGen Prophets Facebook: NextGen Prophets Follow the NextGen Prophets Instagram: NextGen Prophets Instagram
I recently had the privilege of attending the 4th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference in Cherokee, North Carolina, where 600 outdoor industry businesses, conservationists, public land managers, development experts, nonprofit & government leaders, and entrepreneurs are looking to grow the outdoor industry in their communities and craft an economy that's intimately tied to the quality and health of their places.I had the distinct honor of sitting down with D. Reid Wilson, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, who is implementing the largest investment in outdoor recreation in North Carolina's history, and Gayle Conelly Manchin, Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. We talked about how the beauty and diversity of the natural assets in North Carolina and the Appalachian Region have helped to help grow the outdoor economy in the region. We talk about how mountain communities & gateway towns in the region are embracing their proximity to natural assets and outdoor recreation, and how they're bolstering quality of life both for residents and potential outdoor recreation employers like manufacturers, guide services, lodging and food, and all sorts of artisans. We also discuss how businesses are drawn to communities that offer employees access to outdoor recreational opportunities & a higher quality of life.Special Thanks & Recognition To:Eastern Band of the Cherokee IndiansOutdoor Economy ConferenceWNC: MADE X MTNSNorth Carolina Outdoor Industry Recreation Industry OfficeOutdoor Gear Builders of WNCMountain BizWorksWestern Carolina University
Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Post PassoverHow can we ensure that the lessons of Pesach are internalized and last throughout the year? Why do we call one of the four children a “rasha” when the Rebbe would always emphasize the pure soul in every person? Moshiach's SeudahWhat is the significance of this meal on the last day of Pesach? Can we apply the process of leaving Mitzrayin followed by Moshiach's Seudah at the end of the Yom tov to our own freedom from our personal traumas? Why did the Rebbeim not institute the drinking of a fifth cup in Moshiach's seudah corresponding to Eliyahu's cup? How do we explain Moshiach'a meal being done in Israel on the 7th day of Pesach? What lesson do we learn from the fact that during these weeks the Torah portion read outside of Israel is different than the one read in Israel? Lessons from Parshas Acharei and KedoshimWhat is the right way of experiencing divine passion without being hurt? Why can we pray anywhere when we could bring offerings only in the Temple? Omer countingWhat is the importance of counting the Omer? Is there a reason that we only focus on the seven emotions and not on the three intellectual sefirot of chochma bina daas? Chof Ches Nissan: Is it appropriate to demand the coming of Moshiach? Chassidus question: How can we perpetually be leaving Mitzrayim?
It's another episode with Evan running the show! This week he goes into detail about the antiquated technology still in use at some companies and even government agencies like the IRS.Also discussed: FRSecure's annual CISSP mentor program, SecurityStudio's CvCISO program, and a recent breach involving GitHub which impacted dozens of organizations.Contents:00:00 - Intro00:35 - Ensuring that MFA is effective23:00 - News28:00 - Closing thoughts & shout outsGive episode 172 a listen or watch and send any questions, comments, or feedback to email@example.com.Don't forget to like and subscribe!
Dr Travelbest helps women travel. What is Step Three? It's the third of five steps that will bring you to the level you wish to travel. Only this is by yourself solo, or with a friend, independently, but not on a guided tour. Step 3: You have traveled solo to a different state or country. You may have already been to places like Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, or Alaska. Suggested trips might include some of these places, but with a more adventurous or spontaneous spirit. At this level, the travel step includes passport-required countries, international visas, and/or driving. Your travel has advanced to the middle point in the 5 Steps to Solo Adventures. Step One was about getting started with a drive to another city. In Step Two, you went to another region or state. You are now at Step 3 and you are more accomplished than most travelers, even if you don't realize it. To advance to Step 3, you must have already visited different parts of the USA, various regions within your country, and are now ready to partake in more exploration outside of your small bubble. You don't necessarily need a guide to show you the way. I recommend checking with the CDC and State Department websites before traveling to any Step 3 destinations. Step Three Destinations include the following: This step is for travel to a different, far away state, or a nearby country; for example, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, or the Bahamas. In some areas, US passports, international visas, and international driving would be required. Your travel has advanced to the third and middle step in the Solo Travel Steps. For Alaska, you will experience spring in June, summer in July, and fall in August. If you travel there in another month, you will be in winter weather, so consider going in July or August for the best weather and longest days, so you can do more while it's light outdoors. There is more on Alaska later in this chapter. You may be flying into these Canadian airports for your trip. I'll recommend Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver airports as well equipped. You will need your passport for Canadian travel. Ensure you follow the travel restrictions, if any, as they may have changed. To prepare, visit the websites for Canadian travel for US passport holders. What's next for travel? Step 4, country to country travel. In the meantime, Send me your travel tip. You can send it to my website, Facebook page, group, or Instagram. You can send to my Twitter, blog, and maybe you'll see your tips in Dr Travelbest's 5 Steps to Solo Travel. Connect with Dr Travelbest Website Drmarytravelbest.com Mary Beth on Twitter Dr. Mary Travelbest Twitter Dr. Mary Travelbest Facebook Page
Recession-proofing your business sounds like a smart move in the entrepreneurial world, but it can actually lead you down a path of no return. The problem many people face when attempting to create a plan for their business that is in the midst of a recession is that they only plan for their current circumstance. They function as if the hard times are permanent, and when the market fluctuates back as it inevitably does, their business plan no longer works. The solution? Make your business resilient from the get-go. Ensure that it is built on a foundation that is strong enough to withstand whatever the world may throw at it. Think long-term instead of short, that way, you can easily traverse through and come out the other side unscathed and still on track towards your ultimate vision without struggle. If you enjoyed this episode and, in some way, it inspired you to start taking action, I'd love to hear about it and know your biggest take away. Send me a DM on Instagram @theresacantley and let me know what your favorite part was. I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review at https://theresacantley.com/itunes If there is a topic you would love me to talk about or a question you may have send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll feature it on one of our future episodes.
An insightful debate and conversation on this episode of Disruptors as Rob talks to one of the leading experts in branding, Greg Hoffman. They talk about all about creativity, why the art of branding is becoming lost and what it took for Greg to move through the ranks from an intern to becoming the CMO of one of the biggest fashion and sport brands in the world. Tiny.cc/robsubs KEY TAKEAWAYS A brand is more than a product. It's something that has power and leaves a lasting impression. There are transactional brands and relationships brands. Nike is a relationship brand as they have managed to evoke emotion with their customers, by investing into the art side of branding and marketing. As we have learnt more about marketing and data, we have moved into less innovative and less personal marketing. Greg believes we are losing the ‘art side' of branding and focusing too much on the science. Emotion by design is when you commit within your brand and business to cultivate creativity. This means investing in creating teams, creative collaboration and fostering a creative culture. Creativity is simply the creation of an idea, this is where innovation is born. Apple are often used as a great example of branding. What Greg believes they managed to do early on is to grow a brand that showed consumers what their products would help them to achieve. They made their products tie in with aspiration and invited people to be a part of something bigger. Merging a personal brand of a founder with a business, such as Steve Jobs and Apple and Elon Musk and Tesla, is incredibly powerful. The founder sets the tone and vision for the brand externally and also provides absolute clarity on the vision of the company internally and this is a further strength for the business and brand alike. You must know the rules before you break them. Understanding the fundamentals of branding is where you must start. Get this right and then you can begin to explore what more you can do. Greg had equal passion for graphic design and sport. When he landed an internship a Nike he felt he had been given a great chance. Just 7 years in he was managing the people he first interned for. Over time he was given more and more responsibility for anything surrounding branding leading to eventually becoming CMO. Ensure you are expressing all aspects of your brand at all times. It's important to show all characteristics we as humans have, through our brands. This is the new era of branding. It's hard to be truly disruptive and innovative without upsetting some people. If you want to be a disruptive brand then you need to be willing to be polarising in some cases. People won't always understand what you are trying to do, but, what you must ask yourself too, is whether you are improving people's lives. BEST MOMENTS “A brand Is not only a product…a brand is something that creates an impression in one's mind” “[Emotion by design] It's a celebration of the power of creativity” “If we're to move this world forward in a better way, brands will need to play a role” “You're the only one like yourself in the room” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://robmoore.com/ bit.ly/Robsupporter https://robmoore.com/podbooks ABOUT THE HOST Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor, and property educator. Author of the global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK's No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” “If you don't risk anything, you risk everything” CONTACT METHOD Rob's official website: https://robmoore.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our guest, Cole Arthur Riley, talks to us about her brilliant recent book, This Here Flesh, which weaves together four generations of lived experience into a book that is both a theological meditation and a memoir of loss and liberation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of the How to Succeed in Product Management Podcast, marketing professor Jeff Shulman and The Product Management Center advisory board members Red Russak and Soumeya Benghanem welcome Kavita Kamani (Microsoft) and Howard Ro (Tesla) to discuss the life cycle of product development, where to focus your attention to in whichever product development phase, identifying what should be considered valuable and what's not, and tackling product management while maintaining a work-life balance. Support for How to Succeed in Product Management is brought to you by Apptentive, which enables product managers to measure shifts in customer emotion and gather actionable feedback across the mobile customer journey. To learn more, go to Apptentive.com/UW. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:27 The importance of the product development life cycle 06:29 Two points of view on the general concept of a product life cycle 09:09 Five D's of a product life cycle 15:25 Asking a lot of questions help determine exactly where to focus on 17:57 Getting a clear idea if a problem is worth solving 19:47 Initial ideation and operating without boundaries 21:14 When there is tension and no easy answer 27:12 Different organizations have different structures and different expectations 31:11 Within the applications, what is truly valuable and what is not? 34:22 Focus on what's the core problem and what you're going after 39:26 Ensure that everybody is aligned to the common goals 43:16 Find a balance between the user outcome and stakeholder outcome 48:51 Bringing focus back to what you need to do 51:05 Work-life balance: assess or associate your happiness with impact 58:52 If you want to succeed as a PM, own the job 01:00:04 Don't try to be everything for everyone
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding opportunities you NEVER knew existed Creating positive experiences Becoming the catalyst for good in your life Resources: Website: glennlundy.com Join 800% Elite Automotive Club Listen to #RiseandGrind w/Glenn Lundy & Breakfast With Champions Read The Morning 5 ebook Call: 859-567-0333 LinkedIn: @Glenn Lundy Clubhouse @glennlundy Instagram: @glenn_lundy Facebook: @OfficialGlennLundy Twitter: @GlennBLundy Overcome Your Villains is Available NOW! Order here: https://overcomeyourvillains.com If you haven't yet, get my first book Confidence Creator Show Notes: You take yourself wherever you go. That means that YOU can be the catalyst of everything good in your life. You have the ability to create greatness in your life! Dialing into your mind will allow you to attract even MORE success than you thought was possible. Glenn Lundy, automotive sales expert, is here sharing his comeback story and how he is a true testament to overcoming your villains! When you can tune into yourself and your mind, you can accomplish ANYTHING. About The Guest: Today I am welcoming the host of the wildly popular show Breakfast With Champions Club, husband and father of EIGHT, Glenn Lundy! With twenty years of experience in the automotive industry he went from leading a fast paced dealership to leading the second largest used car franchise in the country, 800% Elite Automotive Club. He is more than a sales expert though, as Glenn is tapping into the mental side of human development to inspire growth in us all today!