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Episode Highlights With SaraHow she got into the work of creating resources to help kids through something toughThe importance of talking to our kids about the hard stuffWhy we need to have the real conversations with them or they will make up stories about what is happening to help them understandWhy using simple language and explaining how this will affect them are two important piecesHow a calendar had such an impact on her daughter and her anxietyThe reason she wrote a children's book to help navigate those hard conversationsThe importance of therapists, accepting help when you need it, and healthy outlets for your own emotionsResources We MentionMighty and Bright - websiteWhat Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer?: Explain the Science of Cancer and How a Loved One's Diagnosis and Treatment Affects a Kid's Day-To-day Life by Sara OlsherNothing Stays the Same, but That's Okay: A Book to Read When Everything (or Anything) Changes by Sara OlsherUp and Down, Round and Round: A book about understanding and identifying emotions by Sara Olsher
The greatest tool for fighting antisemitism is the Bible, and Jew-hatred is on the rise in the U.S. because Americans are less and less familiar with the holy text, a Christian leader warns.Antisemitism "is on the rise in general," Luke Moon, deputy director at The Philos Project and leader of Philos Action League, told The Daily Signal. Philos Action League mobilizes Christians to fight antisemitism.Speaking with "The Daily Signal Podcast" late last month at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Moon said Jew-hatred is "on the rise because we as an American society are becoming less biblically literate, less connected to the Bible." Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We wanted to do a series on how to make working this biz easy by focusing on fine tuning our sales skill set! When you know how to sell and have the skil,l it's fun. When you don't have the skill - it's not fun and it's easy to convince yourself you're not cut out for this. But - You ALL are wildly capable of crushing this business - so cheers to week one of our five week series all about making working this business EASY!! Week one is - how to share the products and biz. Follow us on IG: @kaycroley / @riannevangorden Here's a peak into what we cover on this ep: Easy ways to share the products A walk through in the morning explaining what they do, what problem they solved, how easy it is Offer trials after or drop your link Explain why health is important - make ppl believe their health should be a priority Easy ways to share the biz why did you start?? (Money, friends, trip, car, products) Share a day in the life and how you work this no matter how busy you are Speak into hesitations and answer unasked questions (I was talking to someone yesterday, question boxes, a lot of people are scared of ______)
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The greatest tool for fighting antisemitism is the Bible, and Jew-hatred is on the rise in the U.S. because Americans are less and less familiar with the holy text, a Christian leader warns. Antisemitism “is on the rise in general,” Luke Moon, deputy director at The Philos Project and leader of Philos Action League, […]
According to Stacey Hall when we create marketing content it should not be about our products and services. So stop talking about your products and focus on how you solve problems. She has a simple three step process to help you do just that. 1) Start with a question that is relevant to your customer and their problem 2) Explain what causes the problem 3) Provide the solution to your problem. Great content is just that easy. Stacey is one of the contributing authors in MORE THAN A FEW WRITTEN WORDS, a collection of essays by some of my favorite guests. It is available on Amazon
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Open Forum – Questions Covered: 03:13 – How can I make sure to stay rooted in my Catholic faith when I enter college? 12:26 – How do we know when we shouldn't be around bad influences since Jesus spent time with sinners? 19:10 – Would Catholic Answers consider airing Matt Walsh's Documentary on your website to combat Pride month in honor the Month of the Sacred Heart? 23:06 – Is it true that a pope was planning on changing doctrine but died right before he could? If so, who was it? 28:52 – How does one explain faith vs works to a protestant friend? 41:45 – I don't always feel the sacraments but I asked and received a feeling. 48:59 – Is the Vulgate an inspired translation? 50:12 – My son asked me, what does heaven look like? What can I say to him? …
Welcome to Precision Rifle Media, the podcast that brings you in-depth conversations with industry experts and innovators in the world of precision rifles. I'm your host [Your Name], and today we have a special guest, Ryan McMillan, the owner of Grayboe Stocks, a renowned company in the stock building business. Ryan is also involved in another exciting venture called Reactor. In this episode, we'll dive into Grayboe Stocks, their latest offering, the Eagle, and explore Ryan's other business ventures.[Introduction]Introduce Ryan McMillan as the owner of Grayboe Stocks, a leading company in the stock building business.Mention Ryan's involvement in Reactor, another business venture.Highlight the focus of the episode: discussing Grayboe Stocks' latest stock, the Eagle, and exploring their product lineup.[Discussion Segment]Background of Grayboe Stocks:Discuss the founding and history of Grayboe Stocks.Highlight their commitment to innovation and quality in stock manufacturing.Describe the Eagle as Grayboe Stocks' newest stock offering.Discuss the features, materials, and design elements that set the Eagle apart.Highlight the specific benefits and advantages it offers to precision rifle shooters.Exploring Grayboe Stocks' Product Lineup:Discuss the unique features and applications of each model.Highlight recent updates, improvements, or customer feedback.Ryan McMillan's Involvement in Reactor:Discuss Ryan's other business venture, Reactor.Explain the nature of Reactor's operations and its relation to the firearms industry.Highlight any notable products or achievements by Reactor.Future Plans and Innovations:Discuss upcoming developments, plans, or innovations from Grayboe Stocks.Mention any research and development efforts aimed at enhancing their stock offerings.Explore Ryan's vision for the future of precision rifle stocks.[Closing Segment]Thank Ryan McMillan for joining the show and sharing his insights.Encourage listeners to check out Grayboe Stocks' website for more information about their products.Mention the website or social media handles for Reactor, inviting listeners to learn more about Ryan's other venture.Provide details on how to subscribe to Precision Rifle Media and where to find past episodes.
Welcome to Precision Rifle Media, the podcast that brings you in-depth conversations with industry experts and enthusiasts in the world of precision rifle shooting. I'm your host Kirk Young, and today we have a special guest, Colby Hodnett, the founder of Accuracy 1st. Accuracy 1st is a renowned long-range shooting school that specializes in training both military and civilian marksmen to enhance their skills at extended distances. In this episode, we delve into the world of long-range shooting and learn about Accuracy 1st's innovative solutions for conquering challenges such as wind holds.[Introduction]Introduce Colby Hodnett of Accuracy 1st, a leading long-range shooting school.Highlight Accuracy 1st's mission to train military and civilian marksmen to improve their long-range shooting skills.Emphasize the focus of the episode: discussing Accuracy 1st's training programs and their innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles like wind holds.[Discussion Segment]Background of Accuracy 1st:Provide an overview of Accuracy 1st's establishment and their dedication to long-range shooting training.Highlight their expertise in the field and any notable accomplishments or recognition received.Training Programs Offered:Discuss the various training programs available at Accuracy 1st.Explain the curriculum and methodologies used to enhance long-range shooting skills.Highlight any specialized programs designed for military personnel or tailored to specific types of shooters.Innovations for Conquering Wind Holds:Explore Accuracy 1st's innovative approaches to addressing the challenges of wind holds.Discuss new techniques, technologies, or strategies developed by Accuracy 1st.Share success stories and real-world applications of these innovations.Impact on Military and Civilian Shooters:Discuss the significance of Accuracy 1st's training programs for military marksmen.Highlight how civilian shooters benefit from the same training techniques used by the military.Explain the broader impact of improved long-range shooting skills on the shooting community.[Closing Segment]Thank Colby Hodnett for sharing his insights and expertise on long-range shooting and Accuracy 1st's training programs.Encourage listeners to visit the Precision Rifle Media website or podcast platform to listen to the full episode.Provide links to Accuracy 1st's website and social media handles, inviting listeners to learn more about their training programs and innovations.Mention upcoming episodes and invite listeners to subscribe for future content.Thank the audience for tuning in and supporting Precision Rifle Media.
Discover the transformative power of DEEP grounding in communication. Join us as we explore the acronym DEEP, which stands for Don't Defend, Explain, get Emotional, or Get Personal. In this episode, we delve into real-life examples and engaging stories that illustrate how this communication approach empowers leaders to build trust, resolve conflicts, diffuse tense situations and maintain meaningful connections. Unlock the secrets to effective communication and enhance your leadership skills with DEEP Dive. Get ready to revolutionize your life and work. ------------------ The Empowered Team is your ticket to your next level - learn more via the link below! https://bit.ly/TheEmpoweredTEAM
Consistency, in our case, is a REALLY Good Thing! Welcome back, friends and family, to another episode of Brothers in Arms! Tonight we discuss causing problems and solving problems, Lowe's - sweet military discount, evening of the four heads, “tss boom ba,” ordination and commissioning, Uncle Sam works in mysterious ways, Guam??!, please explain to those who are senseless, dolphins??, sub-marins, “ut ut Marin,” drops papers and says “bye,” not with the plank, you're happy when you're smart, rollercoaster bug, sweet talk the Photo Booth girl, Worst. Ride. Ever., joycon drift, I have nimble fingers, night church at ihop, no time at all, and a few questionable Dad jokes. All this and an orange cat for good measure on this week's episode of Brothers in Arms! Where you can reach us: Instagram: Yourbrothersinarmspodcast Twitter: @YourBIAPodcast Gmail: email@example.com Twitch: Twitch.tv/brothersinarmspodcast (Every Sunday @ 9:00-ish PM EST) Website: https://brothersinarms.podbean.com
In this episode, we explore the fascinating world of AI tools and how content creators are using these tools. Heather asked 14 professional content creators to give us the scoop on how they're using AI tools in their own businesses. You'll learn how they're using AI tools such as Chat GPT, Podium, Descript, MidJourney, Notion, and many others, to save time, spark creativity, and revamp their workflow. For those who are skeptical or afraid of AI, you are not alone. This episode also addresses the fears and ethical concerns associated with artificial intelligence. While AI replacing jobs may seem like a scary prospect, Heather urges listeners to keep an open mind and explore the potential benefits of AI when used ethically.A big shout-out to those who contributed to this episode with their audio submissions (featured in the show): Julie Hood, Andrew Weiss, Bri Campano, Tiffany Grant, Chris Martin, Steve Stewart, Julie Fry, Jeni Wren Stottrup, Ben Ebig, Elaine Williams, Ana Xavier, Bernie Borges, Michelle Walters, and Nan McKay.Links to some of the tools mentioned in the podcast: VIDYO.AI, Castmagic.io, Podcast Enhance by Adobe, MidJourney on Discord, ChatGPT, Podium, Coschedule Headline Analyzer, Descript, Capsho, Mac Whisper, Motion, Writer.ai, Google Bard, and AppSumo.Are you a content creator entrepreneur tired of riding the cash flow roller coaster?Hop on a new ride, the business incubator, Get Radical Profit Growth Accelerator. It's a collaborative community designed to get you profitable results so you can work less and keep more money in your pockets. If you're ready to take action, you can start with a one-month trial for only $47. Click here for the deal.Contact Heather: Instagram - LinkedIn - Email: heather@GetRadBiz.comGet Radical With Your Business: Facebook - WebsiteJoin the Get Radical Profit Growth Accelerator: WebsiteBook a Discovery Call (via Zoom) - ScheduleZeitzwolfe Accounting: Website - Facebook
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In today's mindful moment, we will be planting peace. In this exercise, we will be growing our empathy, our emotional regulation and our self-control. Let's try it! What happens if you plant a tomato seed? Hopefully, you'll grow a tomato. And if you plant a sunflower seed, you'll grow a sunflower. The same works in your brain. Imagine your mind is like a garden planted with many different kinds of seeds. Seeds of joy, peace, mindfulness, undertsanding, and love. Seeds of craving, anger, fear hate, and forgetfulness can grow in your mind garden, too. Both wholesome and unwholesome seeds are always there, sleeping in the soil of you of your mind, waiting to be watered. The quality of your life depends on the kinds of seeds you choose to water. If you water a seed of peace, peace will grow. When the seeds of happiness in you are watered, you will become happy. Water the seeds of anger and you will become angry. The seeds that are watered regualry will grow strong. How do you water seeds? If you think positive thoughts and you act in kind ways, you will water the good seeds, and while you are watering the healthy seeds, the seeds of anger, sadness, stress, and pain don't get watered and as a result, they stop growing. Which seeds have you been watering lately? Maybe you can imagine the positive seeds you are growing are literally fruits and vegetbale and flowers. What fruit would the seed of joy grow? What about patience? Or health? Explain why you think that fruit, vegetable, or flower represents that emotion.
Welcome to MOODY PRESENTS with Mark Jobe, President of Moody Bible Institute and Senior Pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. Nehemiah is all about rebuilding… and the spiritual principles we read about can apply to us today when it comes to our families, our marriages, our own spiritual lives… today Pastor Mark helps center us on the path by focusing on getting priorities right starting with the most important thing… and to give you a preview and get you thinking… That important thing is…a clear focus on God! We need to center our heart, mind and life on Him and the call he has burdened us with. Explain button concept without using the button-you mention it in message. If you are able, turn with us to Nehemiah chapter 7 now as we continue with part 2 of the message, Securing the Borders of Your Life. Here’s Mark Jobe with today’s MOODY PRESENTS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Jim Reske teaches on the Book of Job from the Bible.
How do I explain the Trinity?, dealing with pastoral malpractice, naïve ways of reading the Bible, and is Catholicism nonbiblical?
Questions about how to explain God's omnipresence to a six-year-old, how it could make sense for God to identify as male if the definition of “male” is rooted in biology, why the thief's statement to Jesus on the cross got him into the kingdom, and a program for teaching logic. How would you explain God's omnipresence to a six-year-old? If the definition of male and female is rooted in biology, how does it make sense for God to identify as male? What is it in the statement the thief on the cross makes to Jesus in Luke 23:42 that triggers his entry into the kingdom? What's a good program to teach logic with a Christian flavor to high school students?
You name it. We EXPLAIN it! In this episode, Robin Riddle, FNP-C explains how the peptide PT-141 is being used to enhance libido in both men and women. Also included is how and when to take it, dosages, and side effects. What did you think of this episode of the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review! Connect with Performance Medicine! Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://performancemedicine.net/doctors-note-sign-up/ Facebook: @PMedicine Instagram: @PerformancemedicineTN YouTube: Performance Medicine
This week we're discussing Ted Lasso—but recorded before the finale, so you get half of an episode of us talking about the show and half of an episode listening to what we thought was gonna happen. Have fun laughing at us! Let us know if you want a quick shot with our thoughts now that we've watched!
Иван Иванчей - Кандидат психологических наук, научный сотрудник Свободного университета Брюсселя (Université Libre de Bruxelles). Занимается исследованием роли эмоций в познавательной деятельности человека. Закончил Факультет психологии СПбГУ в 2012 году. В 2016 защитил там же кандидатскую диссертацию. Выступал на научно-популярных мероприятиях (Geek Picnic, Science Slam, Зануда, Курилка Гутенберга и др.). Лектор Постнауки. Автор научно-популярных статей (Постнаука, Нож). Преподавал статистику и анализ данных на просветительских мероприятиях (Летняя школа) и в онлайн-курсах ("Основы статистики" и "Анализ данных в R" на Stepik). Автор телеграм-канала "Черномырдин нашей психологии" и подкаста "Объяснять и предсказывать". Ivan Ivanchey, PhD in Psychology, researcher at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles). He studies the role of emotions in human cognitive activity. Graduated from the Faculty of Psychology of St. Petersburg State University in 2012. In 2016 he defended his Ph.D. thesis there. He spoke at popular science events (Geek Picnic, Science Slam, Zanuda, Gutenberg Smoking Room, etc.). Post-science lecturer. Author of popular science articles (Postnauka, Nozh). He taught statistics and data analysis at educational events (Summer School) and online courses ("Basics of Statistics" and "Data Analysis in R" on Stepik). Author of the telegram channel "Chernomyrdin of Our Psychology" and the podcast "Explain and Predict". FIND INVAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook | Instagram | Telegram ================================SUPPORT & CONNECT:Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/denofrichTwitter: https://twitter.com/denofrichFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.develman/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/denofrichInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/den_of_rich/Hashtag: #denofrich© Copyright 2023 Den of Rich. All rights reserved.
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The Five Commandments for Discerning Christians 1. Don't Be Child-Like In Your Thinking About Doctrine 1 Corinthians 14:20 Acts 2:8 2. Don't Be Seduced By Unacceptable Friendships 1 Corinthians 15:33 1 Peter 2:25 1 Peter 5:9-10 3. Don't Be Partners With A God-Rejecter 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Deuteronomy 22:10 5 Relationship Words to Explain the Scope of Unwise Partnerships a. Yoked b. Fellowship c. Communion d. Concord e. Part Deuteronomy 6:5 4. Don't Be Taken In By Unbiblical Lifestyles Ephesians 5:7 Proverbs 19:27 5. Don't Be Mislead By All the “Isms” In the World Hebrews 13:9 Galatians 1:8
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The enemy is always ready to try to take God's plan — love — and twist it into something dark: pornography. As parents, it's our God-given duty to ensure that our children have the tools to face this world with love, compassion, and readiness. We are also called to protect our children from the dangers of darkness and to show them the way they should go as they grow.We dive into a sensitive topic often avoided by parents — pornography. Our guest, Greta Eskridge, shares her wisdom and insights on how parents can prepare their children for the potential dangers of pornography, starting as early as age six. Greta stresses the importance of being open and honest with kids, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them to ask questions and share their concerns. We also discuss the impact of pornography on the human mind, body, and spirit and ways to seek healing and recovery.If you're a parent struggling with how to address pornography with your children or have faced addiction or trauma related to it, this episode is a must-listen.Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode:Understand the impact of pornography on the body, brain, and spirit.Learn the value of creating a safe and open environment to talk about worldly topics with your children.Discover how to respond to a child who has seen pornography.ResourcesRevelations Podcast:Website: InstagramApple PodcastThe Hiding Place by Corrie Ten BoomFight for Love by Rosie Makinneyhttps://protectyoungeyes.com/ Protect Young EyesBible VersesRomans 12:21Deuteronomy 30:18-20Ephesians 5:11Get Greta's books:Adventuring Together100 Days of AdventureThis Episode is brought to you by Advanced Medicine AlternativesGet back to the active life you love through natural & regenerative musculoskeletal healing: https://www.georgekramermd.com/Episode Highlights[00:04:09] Why Cultivating Real Relationships Is KeyGreta felt that God had a plan for her.She felt she had to write a book on building genuine and powerful relationships with children before parents can discuss the dangers of pornography.Real relationships with parents can help children distinguish between true and fake ones. It also protects them from the harm of pornography.Greta encourages parents to cultivate intentional connections with their children from day one.[00:06:45] From Naivete To Advocacy: A Mom's JourneyIt's vital to raise awareness about the dangers of pornography.Greta saw a student in the high school class she was teaching in with a highly inappropriate picture in his binder.[08:34] Greta: “We're in a digital age. How will we protect these kids?”According to Josh McDowell, pornography is the greatest danger the modern Church and modern Christians face.[00:16:07] Teaching Kids About Pornography: The Importance GuidePornography is a human issue that children need to learn about from a young age.Providing a definition for pornography and empowering children with the tools to respond correctly can help them stay safe.Pornography has a physiological effect on the brain. Psychologically it objectifies people and rewires the brain.[30:02] Reagan: "The pure, direct line through Jesus Christ that God the Father wants an intimate relationship with us. And that's where we get our love, first and foremost."How it rewires the brain is particularly dangerous for children, whose brains are still developing and have a high degree of neuroplasticity.The dangers of pornography affect everyone.[00:31:52] Protecting Kids And Healing From PornographyTalking openly about pornography can help people share their experiences and seek healing.Ministry is an excellent resource for healing from the trauma of pornography.Respond to your child's exposure with compassion and love. Help them set boundaries to keep them safe.Let Jesus' love flow through you. Don't let anger and disappointment overcome your love for your children.You can use parental controls on your devices to help maintain boundaries. Explain to your children why you set these boundaries and the effects of porn on the brain.[00:48:53] Finding Hope In Overcoming Evil And Choosing BlessingsWe have a choice to make when it comes to talking about pornography. The sooner we choose correctly, the better it will be for our children.[49:53] Greta: “We need to choose. Are we going to choose to say nothing because we're afraid, or just say it's too late? Or are we going to say, ‘No, we choose blessing. We choose life'?”You may think you should talk to your children when they're older, but the discussion will get easier once you start.If you're afraid, you can always turn to God.About GretaGreta Eskridge is an author and advocate for protecting children from the dangers of pornography. With a passion for building authentic relationships with kids, she believes that cultivating trust and intimacy with our children is the key to guiding them away from harmful influences.Greta's approach is grounded in her experience as a mother of four, with whom she has taken on many adventures and forged deep connections along the way. She shares her insights and strategies in her two books, which focus on the positive ways we can engage with our kids and teach them about genuine intimacy. By offering the good things God has given us, Greta helps parents prepare their children to recognize and reject the lies and dangers of pornography.You can follow Greta on Instagram or pick up her books. You can also visit her website, which contains her blog and a host of other resources.Enjoyed this Episode?If you did, subscribe and share it with your friends!Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your friends and family. Our children need guidance as they grow. Don't put off the hard topics because you feel embarrassed. It's best to talk to them about sex and pornography sooner rather than later.Have any questions? You can connect with me on Instagram.Thank you for tuning in! For more updates, tune in on Apple Podcasts. kw: pornographymeta: Pornography is a danger to everyone, but children are particularly vulnerable. We have to discuss its dangers sooner rather than later.
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Surprising rankings on today's fantasy football podcast! Find out which player ranks Andy, Mike, and Jason are forced to defend during “Explain Yourself!” Plus, the latest NFL News and picking some of our favorite features from the 2023 Ultimate Draft Kit! Manage your redraft, keeper, and dynasty fantasy football teams with the #1 fantasy football podcast. -- Fantasy Football Podcast for May 30th, 2023 Preorder the 2023 UDK to get the lowest price! UltimateDraftKit.com BallersLive.com -- to get MEGALASHOW tickets! Connect with the show: Subscribe on YouTube Visit us on the Web Support the Show Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Join our Discord Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ryan & Heidi interview Casey Jacox, Author of the book ‘WIN the RELATIONSHIP, not the DEAL: Six Common Sense Strategies to Succeed in Life & Business', who discusses his mission to address the lack of humility, vulnerability, and curiosity in the world. Casey emphasizes the importance of curiosity in building relationships and personal growth. Casey shares anecdotes and highlights the value of learning from mistakes and embracing adversity. Using the TED framework (Tell me, Explain, Describe) can help ask effective questions and foster meaningful conversations. Asking specific questions about how to slow down and improve in various roles (friend, employee, leader) can provide valuable feedback. Creating space for others to share their perspectives and gifts promotes connection and growth. All feedback is valuable, and there is no such thing as bad feedback. Using curiosity and meaningful questions can strengthen relationships and deepen understanding. The six common sense strategies discussed in Casey's book include being nice, starting with positivity, setting expectations, active listening, humility, practicing one's craft, and having patience. One common issue is leaders not creating space for others to contribute, which can lead to a culture of fear and hinder growth. Using spoken affirmations: The H.A.W. (I Have, I Am, I Will) method. Episode Quotes: "I'm on a mission to solve three problems: lack of humility, lack of vulnerability, and a lack of curiosity." "Curiosity is an absolute superpower." "I love being curious. I love teaching curiosity." "Things don't happen to people, they happen for us." Connect with Ryan & Heidi: Website: www.ihpcoaching.com IG: @integrated.mindset Facebook https://www.facebook.com/integratedmindset Grab Ryan's book Choice Point Connect with Casey: Website: www.caseyjacox.com IG: @caseyjacox9 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casey.jacox Grab Casey's Book
We may all be over cold calling, but we can't pretend it isn't an art form and occasionally a necessary skill. Today we are going over what it takes to close luxury listings with just some good, old fashioned cold calling.ResourceCheck Out His WebsiteReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you track new business, you constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike Cuevas to real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get started.What's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing, dude, podcast, folks, we're gonna be chatting about today's luxury listing. That's one of the top questions we see in all the Facebook groups. A lot of the questions we get written in the show, and they're always like, hey, how do I get luxury listings? And usually, my response is, Well, you got to hang out with the people who focus on those homes. Because if you don't, that's how you build a relationship with them. Right? That's actually how Josh Altman got a start. If you ever read his book, Josh Altman used to hang out in the Starbucks. I think I have his book right here in my library somewhere. But he used to hang out in the Starbucks. That's how he got his first listing he heard overheard eavesdropping in the line, some athlete was selling his house, he threw his coffee way, gets behind them and starts a conversation. And that was how he got his first listing. But he put himself in that environment. So what we're going to do today is our guest is going to prove me wrong and every single way, because he's really good at something I'm not. And most Realtors aren't, to be honest with you either. But that's why it's probably working for him and what he's an expert in is actually going about and getting luxury listings. But starting that prospecting journey on the phone. We're talking about possible cold calling, and I don't know yet we're gonna get into an interview him, but this is phone prospecting, and I can't do it. I hate sales. I can't do it. I just can't do it. I can't pick up the phone and call someone and try to sell my shit. I like when they come to me. But I do know phone prospecting works very well and our other company owner advocate, we are creating all of our seller leads through cold calling, and we're cold calling certain aspects. So it does work. Yes, but this dude's gonna give us the magic. So without further ado, let's go ahead and introduce our guest George dilemmas. Did I say that correctly? Yes, you did. Right. Damn, I know that. I was taking notes when you said it a couple of times. That's why. But let's just say hello to your guests. Tell us a little bit about yourself who you are, where you're at. And I got all kinds of questions for you.Absolutely. Again, my name is Georgia lamas. I'm located here in the Panhandle in Florida. You're probably asking what the heck is that? Well, that's in a historic part of this is called 30. A. That's where all our vacationers come down and investors it's also Destin, Florida is in that area. Lifetime, vacationers come down here as well. And yes, big part of my business sold over 100 million. And I'd say 99% of that's come through phone prospecting, whether it's expired listings, just sold pendings. If I see a significant sale, maybe get to know the neighborhood a little bit call in. And basically, I'd love to kind of run through that. See if I can give some good knowledge out to everybody.That's crazy. How long have you been in the business first?I've been in the business I got my license in 2013. Probably didn't start till end of 14 or 15. I think more than 14 I was still full time in another job.And are you from your local geographic area? Or did you transplant in ornumbers from Boston grew up there? Spent a quite a few years down in South Florida as a little kid moved back up to Boston came up to this area by chance and yeah, that's really it really came up here by chance? No, definitely didn't know anybody didn't have a sphere really had nothing. You just went to work.That's why I ask is that because you know, when you have a sphere real estate is not that difficult. You stay in friendly relationships, and it'll provide consistency in your business, you might not get superduper rich, you'll have to prospect for that. However, you could have a consistent and make a very good income just off relationships as long as you have them. But when you don't, what do you do? Right? So alright, let's get into this. So talk to me about why phone prospecting first and is this the first thing you've ever done? Did you ever try anything else out and you stumbled into this? Why did you how did you end up on the phone? Because most of us run away from us?Sure. So when I started out I mean literally our first year is like throwing spaghetti at the wall right? See what sticks here. Back in the day. I was blogging, back back loading SEO to try to get mine right. I'll tell you though, I did it and like I get on the first page but then I would you know inbound wasn't coming right. I would sit open houses i I'd like to but I didn't really love it. I didn't really ever like dealing with buyers. I'd rather blow my brains out and having to drive around for days with people hats off to those who do it. So how do they get into it? I started going on YouTube how to how to get listings. I started studying listings, how they sold you know, the photos were bad description was bad. I started studying like, why did this happen? And I stumbled across a guy from Massachusetts so I probably gravitated to him being there. And I saw his YouTube video He did live calls and I literally write down the scripts. What did he say? How did he say it? So that was really the starting to it. And then I just started calling scared as hell phone ring. Don't answer, don't answer, don't answer that answer and stumble. But I have excitement. I have energy, like, because I would go back years later and go, Why the hell did someone listen with me? I had no clue what I was doing. But I just didn't stop. So that was the evolution started there. And then just over time, I studied my craft every day. I'm probably like you, you know, tons of reading, looking into things. Why do people say certain things? How does the brain work? When somebody says something? What's subconscious do? And that's what I really did.There's an art to it. It's not so much like if you know how to like, it's very similar to dating guys. But there's an art to it, right? You gotta like, you gotta get an interest. Because let's be honest, like I get all the today I get all the might be what's up might be spam, or what's the word on your phone? Again, like spam likely? And I'm like, I'm not picking that up, you know, like all the time. So I mean, that's even gotten harder, and you're still having success. So start at the beginning here. How do we find the people to call? What's you grabbing data sets? Are you targeting anyone distressed? Where you call him? And how do you know they're likely to move? And then like, how do we narrow the list out first, we'll start with that.Depending on your market, now, this market doesn't have as many expireds that's how I kind of cut my teeth on it back in 15. It was an old market, which were kind of returning to now and obviously some parts of distress. But so I would start there, I would get one of those local services, whether it was red X volken. Seven, I like Vulcan seven personally no endorsement, of course, but I used to use it. And it would pour in that day, you'd see all the expires, all the cancels. And then I would be I would really pick and choose even at that point. And this is no offense, anybody I didn't want to deal with the $500,000. Seller. For the markets I was in. They were almost first time home sellers. Lot. It was for all the work to do for there. Why not go after bigger ones. So I'd see ones that would expire? One to 2 million, 3 million, 4 million some cases up to 10. So that's the first start.Quick question, do you find that a lot of people go after that higher end expired? Or do you feel like people get a little bit timid and scared away from that? Like, I wonder how many people are actually calling luxury? Like, how many people are calling the $10 million expired? Sure.Over. So here, our average price point on 30 days? Shoot? Well, it was up as high as like 2.2 million. It's obviously come down. So yes, which somebody call it 10 million. And they don't get as many calls now. Because number one, like you said, scared as hell to do it. The ego protects us, right? Ego says, hey, they probably wouldn't want us they don't they don't want anybody calling their phone. So yeah, that stops them. The ego when you start telling yourself a story, oh, I shouldn't call their day, they probably already have an agent and go back with their agent and start telling that story. But yeah, I'd ask, Hey, you know, Mark, I'm curious man, you must be your phone must be blown out. You're getting all these calls about your home coming off? Like no, not really. And I'd start tracking that. So okay, anything over 5 million, the calls dropped way off.Interesting. Good point, guys. Take notes. Man. That's a really interesting point that somebody got said, Okay, who else other than expires? What are you doing now?Also a little bit expired. Again, not much. But more. It's just sold pendings. Now, I will say, you know, I'm part of a team I was invited to join a couple years ago, it's been the best thing I've ever done. But it also gives us an opportunity to market around our own sales, of course. So we'll do a lot of that. And a lot of that, I will say it's not the lowest hanging fruit so that you'd have thick skin or it's going to be a lower conversion rate. But you're calling you're just educating them. Hey, great news. I don't know if you saw the Carter sent over. as well. I'll put a scannable code on it where they can watch a video I'll talk about the product sold. Just let them know what happened. Hey, great news. market is starting to flatten out. But your neighborhood property just wandered to contract and 15 days it was listed at $1,100 a square foot. I'm shocked to see that I'm just extremely happy. I wanted to share it with you guys. Hey, before I let you go, Mark, I am curious, though, if you could get a strong price like this. Would you have any consideration in selling right now? What's you know? What's your thoughts? Then you just get into a real conversation. Now. Truth be told, I've done this so many times. I've had repetition. Oh, so you could say one thing over time I've learned it's a practical intelligence, knowing what to say how to say it for the highest value? I'll find I'll know ahead. So you might say no, no, we're not going to sell right now. Okay, I understand that, you know, but what price point you say no to or if you were to sell? Is this more of a time based thing that you have to wait six months, or you just don't have somewhere else to go up to this? Because these are investment homes. So if it's off the beach, maybe ask hey, you know, I'm curious. I love it's interesting. If you could ever sell anything closer to the beach, would that be like the dream? Would you want to do that? And just kind of get into it from there.But yeah, you just said some interesting these are investees like second homes. Yeah. so nice in your market. So that's interesting. She got a lot out of state people might not be privy to like What the hell's going on every day and whatnot. And that's to your advantage. It's not it isa cheat code here. You're right, because they don't have an agent. And most of the time, let's be really honest with ourselves, right? What's the old NAR stat? 80% of people loved their pest agent. It's even probably higher than that. How many times they use them again? And then the numbers dropped way down.18%? Yes, you guys fail to stay in touch with them?Exactly. So even here, it's even easier because out of sight out of mind, I don't see them. So if I can get a relationship started, if they don't want to sell right then you're not we're not thinking about selling right now. Great. And of course, we get the follow up process started emails video, and thenin front of them run from there. Yeah. Interesting. I like this a lot. Guys. There's a lot of nuggets. We're unpacking over here. Out of curiosity, you just said that. The market in you're in? You're in Florida, I'm in San Diego. And is the market depreciating? there right now, currently DLLs are a values and how much have a hit? has it taken in the last six months?Sure. It here it's really it's a it's a it's not a strange thing. It's unique. We're having some neighborhoods that have I would say in my words completely pulled back. You know, they were at, let's say 2 million. They're lucky to get now at one eight, in some cases, right, because they have too much inventory temper stuff, right, like 2022. But some of the waterfronts we're still seeing 2200 square foot 2400 square foot, now there's less of it. And I will say the sellers and buyers, it's a it's a war because there's good inventory, and then there's bad. And the bad inventory is overpriced and not turnkey. The good inventory is priced closer to market. And as beautiful finishes completely redone. Even the furniture is upgraded. Because for our market, that's an important things people buy the homes furnished. And that way they can walk in they'll do it. But yeah, I mean, sales drop off with 30%. Less than last year, I handled the numbers this week. But if I had about 30% Less transactions. Yep.And you guys just work hard, harder. I mean, that's the opportunity zone itself, because a lot of the agents who just list a house on the MLS wait for the buyer to come. You know they're gonna reality is when the shifts happen, you want a business, it happened last time, it's gonna happen again, probably. But for those of you who are listening, actually doing the ship full time, you have an opportunity, you're gonna have to grind like we all did. I grinded, when I started this dude grinds every fucking day. And if you're not grinding, like you're not going, there's no easy button in this business. And whatever that grind is for you. For me, it was content creation. For George, it's calling. And there's a thing out there for you guys. Alright, let's go to the art of the call here. Because this is interesting. I don't know if we should roleplay this or what but walk me through. I'm a seller, all of a sudden you interrupt my day with a call. And this is more of like a circle prospecting thing. You're just starting to build a relationship through a phone call getting their information and then farming them essentially. Is that what I'm hearing here? Yeah,I mean, that's good, especially now that the markets come down, you're it goes right back to what it was from 2015 to 2019. Okay. And the call, you're right, so you hit it, and it's different tonalities but the opening is very simple. We don't want to waste your time because again, as you said a little while ago when you look at your phone, and scam likely because you know what you build that habit up in your subconscious to say that salesperson narrator is telling you don't pick that phone up. Yep. Well, I get you on the phone. It's very simple. The tonality straightforward. So Hey, Mark, and like, yeah, in the south, I do a couple things that are different than I would in where I was before, but the South is the uptick. A mark, right there. It's like do I know this person? A mark. It's George, local agent here in Destin. Hey, the reason for my condo keep it quick. I saw your home came off the market. I'm sure you're getting a bunch of calls from people telling you to sell your house in 30 days, cash buyers and all that stuff. They'll usually say yeah, they're calling. Oh, cool. I wasn't calling about that. The reason I was calling I was looking at the photos of your house. I have to ask this how in the world did this thing not sell? You got a beautiful kitchen? You know, it looks like you have a bigger lot.Calm I'm millennium. Yep.Implied compliment. And then the way I look at it, I become their friend. Right? Because I will say that that line right there. Three weeks ago was worth 7.6 million of a listing I got because when we got to did the phone call to get it sat down with him. I asked the NSA I'm just curious. I know we have great side trails, sales track history, but what made you invite me to your house? He knows well. No one ever asked me why my home didn't sell it. So you know all the stuff we study and we take surveys as we talk to people we know that line works. Yeah, so we asked that line. You know, because we're generally interesting. This house is beautiful happen. They'll tell us and they bash their agent. I will tell you this 100% Don't do that. Don't join in. Just say I I can say, hey, I get it. You know, sometimes we hire people with the best intentions doesn't work out. It is what it is. Go right to the next question is usually it's always an ARB, typically, because we want to give them opportunities to answer not yes or no. Hey, Mark, I'm curious. You told me you're taking it off. We'll understand that. But if you had sold this, we're going to reinvest here locally, are you going to cash out? Take your bag of money and head for the hills? Let him answer. And all we're doing is building up rapport. Yeah. And then we start, we start positioning ourselves like, Hey, if you are going to put it back on, we have the conversation, you know, will become a problem solver. Yep. You know, George, I was thinking about, you know, cashing out, maybe reinvesting in, you know, upstate Georgia, a lot of Mountain House, we're interested. And, you know, I will push on the pain a little bit, but I'll just say, Wow, is that dream dead? Now? You know, the agent, unfortunately, couldn't do it. Is that dream dead? Well, we're not really sure. Well, what if there was a preference? Which would you still want to hold on to this and not get to Georgia? Or if you could find a different solution and move? Or move your equity to the next house? Would you want to do that? What's the best choice for you? And they're really motivated, we'll get to it. And if they're not, then we just simply go back into, like you said, get the email, follow up, stay in touch, educate them through our videos and talking about market updates. And then hopefully, one day secure that listening.Did you guys catch the importance of the tonality in the beginning, and I tell us all the time for people that we create content for is that the tonality is everything, no one's gonna remember what you're saying. They remember how you're seeing it. If you notice the pitch in his voice right at the beginning, and he said that on purpose, he goes, it's got to be a little op ed in the south, because you got to play you got to chameleon, with these people. And you got to mirror them. And when you do that, they're subliminally more attracted to you. I remember one of my old agents. I started when I was in Chicago at a brokerage and then I tried to do lead generation for agents and no one could ever convert. Like, it was just I just gave up. But I would record their phone calls. And, and we were I was bringing in a ton of calls. We're getting inbound calls like crazy. But then when I would listen to this one guy was one agent on my team and he was like, this is this is how he sounded when he go. And they were their inbound calls. Okay, these weren't outbound. These are inbound leads sellers calling. You go. Hello? Yes. Oh, hold on a second. Let me grab my pen. That was his opening line. Let me grab my fucking pen. Are you shitting me? Like, let me grab my pen so I can sell you something as all he said. And I'm like, and his tone was so off like it made me hurt. How important is that tonality?Oh, it's everything. It's like you just said because even I tracked back when I used to call when I told you I would think back and I took my as a friend. I always talk to him in California, we always prospect back and forth and conversations. And one thing we both joke about how the hell did somebody pick us? We didn't know we're talking about we didn't know how to close efficiently. But what we did do and it brings you right back to what you said the tonality. Yeah, now as time went on, and there's a guy that I always credit with me, and I quote, he coached me for a month and put me on track to get higher listings. And when we did that, he was trained by Jordan Belfort program, and I really dove deep into the tonality, because there's stuff he does like the Whisper. You know, like, sometimes I may get into a situation where I'm like, you know, Mark, can I tell you why that scares the hell out of me that you're thinking about using the same agent. And then you can come up, you know, my energy comes up, I might know, for me, I had to have an internal thing that says, George, stop speaking so fast. That's awesome. Yeah. So you're right, there's going to be times where NL you put down in really, what makes you say that you can come up, you can come down, you know, a lot of times too. And this isn't a tonality part, but asking permission, giving them the ability to say no, Hey, Mark, would it be okay, if I'm direct with you right here? And then they'll Yeah, of course, what is it and then that's a way to get your point across without having to be too salesy or talking too much, because they give you that permission. Now, of course, be direct, but I gotta tell you the plan you have set up, I've seen it happen before. The percentage of it working out for you to get this money out is probably not in your best interest. And can I explain why we're going to it? But the tonality if you hit it right in the head, sometimes I will whisper over my tongue really down and elongate words. You know, Mark, how in the world did that not sell? I work on that crap so much that sometimes people will laugh. They started laughing because they're like, I don't know. I don't know how my household doesn't sell. And then you can you can feel that come back to you and you're talking to him, and it gets you you do it enough times it registers like in my brand new binder, you pause the slightest bit when I asked, Hey, this is Georgia, my local agent here in town, and you can hear them. And I know Mike, you've been getting calls, haven't you? Yeah. I mean, I gotta tell you, you get the worst the worst calling because they're not trained on what to do and how to work and help you efficiently And then we kind of go into it. But the tonality without it. It's, you're right. It's like, Hello, how are you? What are you doing? It stays flat. Well, that's, it'swhy I hang up when I get cold calls from India because I can hear the boiler room in the background of people without making outbound calls. And you just hear me like, dude, I'm gonna, I'm on the other end of the sales floor, like, fuck off. You know, like, I don't want to talk to you. Alright, so this is cool. I like this a lot. The second piece, though, is that he did in his coffee, he hasn't paid attention and taking notes was that he differentiated himself. And instantly, he told them the opposite of what everyone else was telling them. He knows what they're already telling them. Right? Is that accurate? Correct. Yeah. So tonality match, then differentiate what the fox in it for you him or the color and then what makes you any different from everybody else. And agents aren't commodity guys, sometimes just listening and caring is the difference?That we're, we're the number one team here so we can talk about our numbers. But if you go right into like, if you're, if you're a kick ass agent in that neighborhood and sell all the homes, right, and my home comes off, yes. People want to work with winners. We know that right? Well, any walk of life we want. That's why we cheer for athletes, we go to the best restaurants, we try to go to the best things here near because people want to be affiliated with winners, right? But if you go in and you're like, oh my god, you know, last year, we sold this to did it and you start talking about yourself too much. You can even lose them there. Yeah, 100%. That's not about because you leave the conversation, you'll feel great. Oh, man, I just told Mark that we sold the most homes here on the water. He's got to choose me. But then an agent comes in and basically shifts to I'm a problem solver. I'm going to put all my energy into this. But let's really dive deep dive, what exactly do you need to get to this house to make it for you to move? Now, I'll get to that part. And then I'll reintroduce myself and say, hey, you know, I didn't mentioned at the beginning mark, but I had to tell you this. We're the number one team here. We sell XYZ last year, and I might bang in my chest and show you how impressive I am. I'm only saying this because if you do decide to sell your house again, you can feel great inside knowing that this is the transactions we handle day in and day out. And we can sell this house, it's just going to be a matter of either fine tuning the marketing, maybe we'll see some stuff in the house that we may want to change a little bit. Or maybe you do have to adjust your price. But before we get into that, and then we go into another question and then close from there. Love it.Let's get to the video stuff. Then you just carry on the conversation questions question based selling, you know, like pagan Mike ferry course, if you guys want to learn more about that, let's get into the nurturing. So I think that's where the conversion happens. So you're, I just want to know, like, what's your expectation to me talking to you? Like, I don't think you give a shit. If you get a listing appointment on the first one. I think you just want to put them on your drips.Yeah, because anybody who ever talks about calling, I hear some other coaching programs makes me cringe. Like the ones that don't tell the truth all the times like oh, yeah, just get them get an appointment, get 100 appointments a month, all that that bullshit, which is great. But let's be truthful, you're right. A lot of their times, like, Hey, I may need, I want to just take 30 days off the market, jaded them, they need a time off. And that's again, that's when you align, hey, I completely understand you know what, Mark, that's probably the best option right now. Why don't you take the 30 days off, let the listing cool off, and then jump back in anddemonstrate why I'm the man for the job. Yep, real content and video and all that great.And I like Bom Bom personally, because I can do screen records. So if I'm talking to you and say, Hey, Mark, I'm going to keep you updated. If I see a really strong sale, should I be sending that to you keeping you updated? And they'll say, of course yeah, please send it over. And then the videos are simply you get the screen record up Tom, I usually have the MLS background, it's just walk them through it. Or if it's a significant thing, or one better. If I had material that I want to share that I didn't want to bore you over the phone and just talk about it. I'll do a screen share screen record of it. And just show you Hey, I didn't have a chance really to go with this mark below, you're gonna see this. And here's some more material about it. And sometimes if we like we do some of the best videos here in terms of marketing a home. So I'll take a video. Pause right now pause excuse me, take the audio out of it. Play in the background. Explain why it's so important. Why it transitions the way it does. That's great. Because what it does is really start showing like holy shit this guy's way too much in the real estate listing. It'smore demonstration. That's what I like about it is that it's the key and then you're leveraging content not to sell to demonstrate and there's a major difference between that because most people will just start selling on when they're you're on video. They're gone. I mean, me, me, me, they always revert back to like, trying to talk someone into something. When the reality is you don't have to talk about anyone in anything. You just have to show them what you know. And that demonstration will in fact help convert them on over to you Do you guys set this up on? Are you doing these personally? Or are you like, Hey, I talked like so you talked to the guy and Mark, we hang up the phone, I basically tell you, I'm gonna take 30 to 60 days just to chill, I'm burnt out on this home selling process. I'm an Airbnb for another 45 days. Let me get some cash flow. And then maybe I might want to relist this. How often are you touching base with them? In that scenario, like? Or do you put them on an automated like drip or these videos are going out where you have different sequence of videos that you that like an FAQ or a case study, maybe listing videos that you guys have done? Like what kind of content? And how often? What's the frequency?I do, I do keep when a home valuation, and I let them know ahead of time, how am I gonna send this to you? I say keep in mind, this is an algorithm and your prices, you're gonna see it one month go way up, it'll probably pull back. But they're all kind of the same AI model. Number two, I'll send a screen record, initially first day, just thanking them showing some material. And then it just really depends on it. Yes, we will do some case studies, like you said, Hey, I just wanted to share this with you. When you are getting ready to gear up in 30 days. Here's something we recently did, we'll kind of go through it. I am starting to implement more of the pre recorded just pre recorded couples, and it won't be specifically Hey, Mark, look at this. I'll just let them know, Hey, you're gonna have some stuff come across, kind of showing you a few things that we're doing. We're really excited about them, so that we don't have to take the time of every time going. Hey, Mark, it's George Blankenship. It was more of, hey, this is exactly what I wanted to show you. Yeah. So we'll pre record that.And I'm sure you have your your video on when you're doing the screen recording, right? Oh, of course. Yeah. Yeah. And that's important, guys, because now you're putting the face with a name. And it just makes you more human. Right. We do a lot of research to do a lot of these conversion videos for law firms and attorneys. And that's all it is. It's the same thing. It's a very similar business model as an agent. But it's all conversion because people can inquire, but you got to file it, like no one's going to just call you up and list it happens, guys. But there aren't like so many common lists means like that everyone wishes like I wish the business was like that. It's not. But he's building a giant database is what he's doing. He's making calls. I guarantee you he has set time blockers making these calls. But what he's really doing is building a database. And that database is just sending up because these people will eventually move just a matter of when and 80% of them are going to hire the first person they meet with again. Now maybe they might meet with two or three people in an expired situation. But the vast majority of sellers don't want to do that. They don't give a shit. They just want to know they hired the right person. They don't want to go interview 20 agents and then try to figure out who's does this who does that no one cares. They want the job done, especially in this market. These are high D personalities you're dealing with or dealing with multimillion dollar properties or bottom of the line people I'm sure.Yeah. And you're right. I mean, they just wanted to have this one for anytime course, I've sold in other markets where they're this Israeli neighborhood, and you want to but again, they want somebody who's going to it's expired. And what I can sell on it. Look, I'm a bulldog, you're not to hire me to get the results done. You did it the first time it didn't work out. We all try one way. And now it's time to go a different way. And that's why again, we bring everything that's different. And the difference is me. Right? Yeah, you could we could plug in 100 people on this team or any the biggest teams, like you mentioned, Josh Dalton, the beginning, obviously has a big team, you could plug in anybody in those numbers. If you don't know how to close correctly, if you know how to make that client feel special. If you're going to be a problem solver, those numbers are going to shift for you. It is going to be something you can talk to your friends about, oh, I'm on this team and we sold this. Well, how are you using those numbers correctly? You know, how can you bring those numbers in and give service to your clients? Yep.That's the name of the game guys. You're a real estate problem solver. You're not a salesperson, you take care and you help people who have problems with their real estate because that's essentially what it is like, and if you focus it on that it's a lot easier to sell through that way. Very cool. Dude, this is awesome. Any other things you want to add? I think we got it all I think people got Oh, one thingI do want to say I think it goes back to this right? Like you send out video you do a ton of it. I mean, I mean, you're titling who you are. All that is is an invitation, right? Whether we're calling doing a video, we're giving them a future invitation to either open our email again, or to pick our phone up. If you got a lot of fake yeses, and you weren't like you said you're very monotone and you didn't excite them you didn't. Nothing went off in their gut to say let me call let me let me stay in touch with this guy or woman. You don't do any of that. You just gave him the worst limitation in the world. And they're gonna take it crumple it up in their head and throw it out. If you suck you said you sent over videos, and your videos are boring. And then just like the videos like Hey, Mark, I know we have 30 days till it's time to list again. I can't wait to use it. They're gonna like who the hell is this person? Yeah, you give that invitation. I'm like, holy shit. No one said number one, no one's sending you stuff. No one's going over in detail. He's done. He's definitely put himself as an expert and there's someone we can trust that we like and then It closes from there.Yeah, I like it. It's all demonstration, folks. And I like how you're using video. In all aspects of this. I'm all for that. Dude, this is awesome. Why don't you tell people where they can find you? If you guys have referrals or destin area, why don't you let them know how they can reach you so that you get credit for that.Appreciate it. And I think the best way that everybody's using it now is just, I love Instagram, you can go to G dilemmas, ar e, you can find me there. We're also going to starting starting a video series on YouTube, it's going to be more of a talk show, it's gonna be called cocktails or for closers. We've already kind of started it, if you ever want to tune in our first demo, one should be coming out and hopefully the next five to six days, go to our editor, of course, because we we tried to put 30 minutes out there, make it fun. And that'll be going on all the time too, as well. Just some great stuff to know about our it's going to be all about 38 What's the selling for what are things getting listed for so if you ever just want to watch a fun thing, and I promise you, it won't be the same kind of thing you see out there gonna be more of a talk show that I don't think we're seeing as much on YouTube.I like it, keep hostile and do a great job. And thanks for sharing all that knowledge. It was quite a bit like people come on this show. I think it was fucking packed. Go watch that again, guys. It's gonna be stuff like that, that's gonna get you through the next market. You're gonna have to do things different in whatever way it is. And if you're not uncomfortable right now, you're not growing and you're not going to grow period. You have to constantly push yourself to do shit you don't want to do and in the days you do, I promise you you will look back and think the fact that you did it. That's the only time we ever grow as individuals as business owners as you want to constantly be the most uncomfortable person in the room. That's at least my motto. It hasn't served me wrong yet and I don't know anyone else who else who does it because it keeps pushing you content. Being content is for losers. Can't be contented hustle, go for it. We don't have to do it working hard either. You can just do it working smart. Appreciate you guys. If you guys have any additional questions on this dude, leave some notes. Contact them but thank you for listen to their episode real estate marketing podcast. You guys know where to find me? Check out our software referral suite.com www dot referral suite.com We farm your database for you so they don't forget you exist and then people start calling you and referring you it's very simple. If you understand Gary Keller's millionaire agent book well, this is a software modeled after that. And it makes content creation very fucking easy. Go there at WWW dot referral. suite.com Appreciate guys listening. We'll see you next week. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing dude.com We make branding and video content creation simple and do everything for you. 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Billy Carson is the founder of 4BiddenKnowledge TV, Http://4bk.tv a new conscious streaming TV network. Mr. Carson earned a Certificate of Science (with an emphasis on Neuroscience) at M.I.T. and has a certificate in Ancient Civilization from Harvard University. Billy is the CEO of First Class Space Agency, Specifically, his space agency is involved in the research and development of alternative propulsion systems and zero-point energy devices. Best Selling Author of The Compendium Of The Emerald Tablets and Woke Doesn't Mean Broke. He is also the winner of the 2022 Stellar Citizens Award. His first book about the Emerald Tablets was a bestseller and has over 2,000 five-star reviews. He also is a writer and contributor to Rolling Stones and Entrepreneur magazines. He has his Forbidden Conscious Awards event coming up: https://www.4biddenknowledge.com/4bidden-conscious-award - honoring those who are contributing to the community of spiritual growth, some for decades. We discuss Ancient stone tablets, past civilizations, dimensions if we are in a matrix, Mars & More. The Milky Way is actually not the Milky Way. Free Trial @ 4BiddenKnowledge TV Http://4bk.tv Forbidden Conscious Awards: https://www.4biddenknowledge.com/4bidden-conscious-award < This is no Mickey Mouse Event @4biddenknowledge - https://www.instagram.com/4biddenknowledge/ @4biddenknowledgetv - https://www.instagram.com/4biddenknowledgetv/ Please support the show. Sponsors: ➔Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MSCSMEDIA at https://Manscaped.com : Hormone levels falling? Use MSCSMEDIA to get 25% off home test: https://trylgc.com/MSCSMEDIA Use Code MSCSMEDIA ➔ ZBiotics: 15% off on your first order with code: MSCSMEDIA Go to https://zbiotics.com/mscsmedia https://zbiotics.com/mscsmedia ➔Fiji: https://Fijiwater.com/mscs $5 off free shipping Unleash ➔Monster Energy: https://www.monsterenergy.com/us/mscs ➔Aura: See if any of your passwords have been compromised. Try 14 days for free: https://aura.com/MSCS Thank you to Aura
Jared had a pretty good guys trip and is tan and beautiful now. Joe got out into the shop and knocked out a small wood project. Joe asks Jared all his burning questions about Golf. You can find us on Instagram @Bigdadenergypodcast, on Twitter and Facebook @Bigdadenergypod and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to Planet Ant Media for having us on their network! @planetantpodcasts @planetantdet @PlanetAntDigital Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-dad-energy/id1528659729 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/18eyzjgEGYcpc3gFyVzbX3?si=Ixbd_Fb5TbO3qFD2tfW5nw&utm_source=copy-link
The last time the Writers Guild of America went on strike, it was felt across the entire entertainment industry. Mikkel and Victoria break down the causes and potential outcomes of the current strike. Hear about that and more on This Week In Nerd News. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher Follow Black Nerd Problems on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
In this episode Jake is joined by David Levy, co-founder and CBO of Aircover, to not only walk through Skaled's playbook to Discovery Calls but how this all plays out within the AI-guided selling platform Aircover. Discovery Calls are not dead. Bad Discovery Calls are dead. Qualification Calls are dead. The right agenda and plan sets the stage for every other conversation you're going to have with a buyer. Everyone is looking for more and more leads, but the buying process is changing too. And it all comes back to the Discovery Call. In this episode, Jake and David cover:The agenda - so many people skip this, it's silly.Role and fit - who am I really talking to and who else do I need to loop in?Top priorities - keep it business-focused and it narrow it to 2-3.Current & ideal plans - the order of operations and how you ask questions has a direct impact on the quality of answers that you get. Start high-level then get tactical.Grand recap - reconfirm their top priorities (you should also be recapping after every section so it doesn't feel like 20 questions).Worldview alignment - give back and add value. Explain the problem you solve in terms of world trends and what's happening in the space.Value matching - focus on the features that are applicable to the priorities they mentioned (you may put these last two in a second call demo - but again, huge miss).Driving momentum - you lose momentum by asking about next steps and asking to speak with XYZ - you need to be the architect and drive this. Hit the subscribe button on your favorite podcast player so you don't miss the next episode.…Sign up for the Modern Leader Newsletter for more tips and talks like this from Jake: https://skaled.com/modern-leader-sign-up/ Follow Jake: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakedunlapInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jake_dunlap_/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaketdunlapWebsite: https://www.jakedunlap.com/
You name it. We EXPLAIN it! In this episode, Robin Riddle, FNP-C unpacks another amazing peptide, CJC-1295 Ipamorelin: WHAT it is, WHO is a candidate, and HOW to take it. If you're looking to feel better in your daily routine, this episode is for you! What did you think of this episode of the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review! Connect with Performance Medicine! Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://performancemedicine.net/doctors-note-sign-up/ Facebook: @PMedicine Instagram: @PerformancemedicineTN YouTube: Performance Medicine
They tried everything. Nothing worked. If you're not shocked by this podcast episode, you have a heart of stone. In it, I reveal the sad story of 3 autism moms that came to me too late—broken by the most common autism symptoms and the most common autism therapies (that don't work.)This podcast/youtube video is a personal message for autism moms like the 3 moms I spoke to last week. Stimming, eloping, nonverbal autism, tantrums and picky eating were just some of the symptoms that stole their child, their happiness, their dreams for the family and their future. Disillusioned after having done EVERY diet, therapy, diet and protocol out there with no results for the hours and thousands of dollars wasted. I dedicate this podcast episode to 3 moms that didn't make it. They came to me too late. Too battered by the autism therapy industry to battle anymore. To drained financially, emotionally and practically to trust me. Or anyone. I created this episode to: Save new moms from the expensive experiences these moms went through, which cost them a fortune, didn't change symptoms and made them give up on the "autism healing" community altogether. Whilst losing precious years that could have been used to redevelop the child's brain and Expose the insane "State of the Union" in the field of autism therapy where ineffective "coping strategies" that cost more than a house is recommended by the "experts who diagnose and misunderstand our children.Go through and describe the "dark phase of autism" a very normal phase of autism that HAS to be followed by change if it's not to become our prison. Warn autism moms about the most popular autism therapies, diets and protocols such as Nemechek, Gaps, heavy metal detox, TRS, homoeopathy, neurofeedback, ABA, OT, autism supplements, camel milk etc.Explain the underlying reason behind autism symptoms like stimming, eloping, anger, aggression, mood swings, rigidity, sensory issues, and lack of social skills and learning and how to address these reasons to change the outcome. Here are 3 ways we can start turning autism symptoms around together, whenever you're ready... 1. Send me a voice message and get my feedback on your most pressing struggles. 2. Check out the free video series "The 5 hidden messages behind autism symptoms" and find your child's unique triggers. 3. Work with me privatelyIf you'd like to work with me directly to turn as many symptoms around as possible in my Autism Turnaround Coaching and implementation group..send me an email with "coaching" in the subject line and tell me how old your child is. I'll get you all the details.
This episode is such an accidental marketing for health & fitness pros post! Seriously, maybe the universe is sending me a message but I keep getting sent to dating sites. And then an article popped up with dating advice. For kicks, I read it. And I felt as if I could practically have changed the title and made it a post for marketing for health coaches. Alas, I did not! Look AI may be what you're using to create a draft, but I hope plagiarism nor AI is running your business. The playing field is way too level if you do that. There's no YOU in it. So here's to your first date and everyone therefore after, with your new ideal customers. Use Your Personality: Or Your Brand Personality Why would you ever want to attract someone by acting in a way you aren't? Say you're introverted and you like movie nights, dinner for two and you go online to a dating site and make it sound as if you're the life of the party and enjoy dancing in clubs to dancing in the living room. Likewise, don't get yourself all excited and enthusiastic if you are calm, quiet, and subdued in working with clients. If you use words like “girlfriend” and people don't like it, do you change or do you use what attracts people who DO like it? If you would stop using some term that actually fits your ideal customer, because a stranger disliked it, you're like Julia Roberts' character in Runaway Bride who doesn't know what kind of eggs she likes and changes based on who she's with. Start with Flirting Never forget that if you're in-the-face, and skipping the education or you're in a frenzy when talking… you alienate anyone already intimidated by overwhelming information, or in a frenzy with life themselves! Just flirt. Share some science. Explain the science. Listen, scientific studies are misinterpreted ALL-THE-TIME… so go back to your grad school 101 courses on interpreting types of science studies and know that this information is so very basic and much needed. Many women don't realize the difference between a small study and a large one, an 8-week, and a 10-year, a split routine, and total body, the sequence of exercises, or the amount of rest and impact on them. Just little things. One thing at a time. A flirty look takes seconds and has you looking again in a few minutes right? Exactly. Ask for Advice Marketing for health & fitness pros has never been so easy! This one is foolproof if you share something that matters to your audience. What should you wear for a photo shoot? What should you call your next program? How would you describe our business? Which colors do you like best? What logo design is your favorite? Women love to give their opinions! And they will. What they say may or may not be as important to you as the engagement. DO be prepared for responses and then comment!! On every single one! I've gotten great responses to ingredients in a new product, to which dress to wear to an event, and which tights to wear at a photoshoot. Ask Some Questions that They'll Ask (subconsciously) After Did I feel heard? Is there something that makes me curious to know more? Did I feel more energized? Did I laugh or smile? Do I feel a little more inspired or excited? Marketing for health & fitness pros from dating advice - who knew!? But you truly are starting a new relationship. Let them see the real you, or the you that is your brand. Resources: Health & Fitness Business Scorecard: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/scorecard Marketing to Women Copywriting Course: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/copywriting-course Other Episodes You Might Like: Fitness Marketing Hacks: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/fitness-marketing-hacks/ Successfully Marketing to Active Older Adults | Fitness & Health Coaches: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/older-adults/
Professors Kellie Carter Jackson and Kerri Greenidge discuss the challenges facing Massachusetts colleges and universities as efforts to edit or censor Black history emerge across the country.
The Brake: A Streetsblog Podcast
late's cities reporter Henry Grabar's new book, Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World (Penguin Press), could have been a sleeper, aimed at livable cities nerds who already know how drivers' obsessive demand for free car storage has ruined our cities and enabled sprawl, all the while devastating our air quality and congesting our roads. Instead, it's quickly becoming a media sensation that's catching the attention of people far outside the movement — and getting them talking about the need for reform. On this episode of The Brake, guest host Gersh Kuntzman gabs with Grabar about some of the most shocking stories from America's long love affair with asphalt, including Chicago, where a privatization-obsessed mayor undervalued parking spaces — and lost $1 billion in a deal with Wall Street in the process— Los Angeles, where downtown merchants were so obsessed with "getting back" suburban shoppers that they turned their entire neighborhood into a shopping crater, and more.
The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Podcast
Is there a secret weapon for improvement? Yes! John and Andrew discuss how students fit into improvement projects - and how that translates to businesses. TRANSCRIPT 0:00:02.0 Andrew Stotz: My name is Andrew Stotz, and I'll be your host as we continue our journey into the teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Today, I'm continuing my discussion with John Dues, who is part of the new generation of educators striving to apply Dr. Deming's principles to unleash student joy in learning. The topic for today is "Engaging Students is the Secret Weapon for Improvement". John, take it away. 0:00:28.0 John Dues: Andrew, it's great to be back with you on the podcast. Yeah, this is sort of a revelation to me when I was working with... It's actually working with David Langford, and we were talking about, "How do you bring about improvement in schools," and at one point, he said to me, to kinda give it away at the top of the program here, "Students are sitting right in front of you, and they are the secret weapon when it comes to school improvement." Engaging them in those improvement processes is really the secret to improvement, because almost everything we want to improve in schools has to do with students, but we almost never directly engage them in this improvement process. It was so obvious they're sitting right there in front of me, but it wasn't until David said it that way that I said, "Oh, my gosh, all this time." Of course, as a classroom teacher or a principal, students were sometimes tangentially involved in improvement efforts, but how many times are they central to it, how many times do we put the data that we want to improve right in front of the students and elicit ideas for improvement as we watch that data move up and down over time? So it was a real sort of eye-opener for me to start thinking in that way. 0:01:50.8 AS: It's funny 'cause when I first started teaching many years ago, teaching finance, I was always worried that I would get a question that I couldn't answer. And what I came to learn from that was that a question that I couldn't answer is a great opportunity for a discussion. And then I would basically say, "Hmm, well, what do you think is the answer?" Now, in a way, I was playing a little bit of a trick 'cause I was deflecting the fact that I didn't have an answer. But I said, "What do you think? Okay, what do you think?" And then we started to construct and answer to that as best we could. And it took a lot of pressure off me because I realized that that discussion was a fine discussion to be had in the classroom around a topic that I wasn't exactly sure how to answer. 0:02:37.9 JD: Yeah, I think all of us try to hide our weaknesses, especially early on. We gain experience, it gets more comfortable to say, "I don't know," which is a fine thing to do as a experienced classroom teacher as well. And I'm thinking about in this context involving students, probably the best ideas for improvement are living right there with them, just like even if you didn't know the answer in your early classrooms, that sort of elicited a discussion that maybe was richer than it would have been otherwise. So I think, yeah in either case, involving students is a real sort of key to this improvement process, whether it's a single teacher in front of a classroom of college students in your case, or in my case, where we're trying to improve our system of schools. 0:03:30.7 AS: In my Valuation Master Class Boot Camp, which is like an online course, I have so much more flexibility than you have in high school. But I found one of the students was just really engaging and really supportive of the other students, so I hired him. And I said, "Why don't you become student experience? That's... Your job is about bringing that great student experience." And then whenever I kick off the Valuation Master Class Bootcamp, I ask prior graduates to come and speak and tell the students, give them some advice, and tell about the transformation that they went through in that course. So on the first day of class, they're inspired and encouraged, and then throughout the class, they've got a prior student guiding them and helping them get through where he knows are the most difficult parts. But you don't have that kind of flexibility, I would guess in your setting. Tell us more about that. 0:04:30.2 JD: Yeah, I think well, one I think that example that you just told is outstanding, and I actually think... I think it's a little bit of a misnomer. There are a lot of regulations, there are a lot of handcuffs on... To certain things in terms of what we can do and what we can't do. But actually we have fairly wide latitude. We're a small public charter school network, so we maybe even have more latitude than the typical traditional public school. We have the latitude of a district, so we're making decisions for district of schools, basically. And we're small, we're pretty nimble. We think innovation is pretty important. We think continual learning is important, and we put some processes in place to elicit that. Where there can be some roadblocks here and there, I think one of my jobs is actually find a way around those roadblocks, if they're in service of our mission and in service of helping students be educated at a higher level. 0:05:29.4 AS: So what I do is I ask the students at the end of the whole course, I say, "Tell me what you learned. What is the number-one thing that you took away," that type of thing. And I'm putting them in a pretty intense situation for six intense weeks, but then they've got a record of that, they've thought through that. And then when they come back, then they can share, "Here's what I went through, and here's my advice on how to get through it." And it is an idea in a school to say, having a list of the people who made it through the class on the wall. 0:06:03.4 AS: And then another idea is to find one or two students that would say... Come back and talk to the students to say, "Okay, this class is about American history, and the one thing that just lit me on fire is the story of Philip Sheridan when he was attacking... The US cavalry, was attacking the southern cavalry, and how he knocked out Jeb Stuart, and it just got me reading all this stuff from blah, blah, blah, blah, and then... " So, of course, that's big brainstorming, but that's an idea. 0:06:33.5 JD: Yeah, I think that... You said a six-week course. What you're describing is essentially that Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, so I could see a scenario where in your six-week course where you run a PDSA on how are we gonna improve the class. And at the end, when you get to that act, you sort of decide with the class... What should I focus on for the next PDSA with the next class. And so in that way, you'd sort of be... Assuming you're re-teaching this class on an ongoing basis, you'd be sort of continually improving, and that's really the sort of... We talked about the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, the PDSA cycle, the last couple sessions, that's really what it is. It's where you leave off at the end of that cycle and you decide what you're gonna do next, feeds into that second cycle of improvement. So whether you called it that or not, it sounds like you're basically running PDSAs with the finance classes that you're teaching. 0:07:34.6 AS: Yeah. In fact, at the end of the class, I ask them another question, which is, what could we do to improve? And... [chuckle] 0:07:43.3 JD: It's perfect. 0:07:45.5 AS: So the question... The problem that I faced was that the students said I want more one-on-one feedback, that they submit their assignment and they just get pass/fail or a grade and they don't get the feedback that they wanted. And really, I have to say, I was kind of upset about this reply because I felt like, "I can't do it, it's too many students," and my goal is to grow it so that I've got 100 or 500 students. How am I gonna scale it if it's about personal feedback? So we talked about it a lot for the next Boot Camp that came up, because we had seen this complaint coming up, and we came up with this idea. And I said, "Maybe... " And this... Part of this is talking to people like you and David Langford and others, maybe we need to do more work on clarifying the assignment. And so we went back and I said, "Look, every week we need to make it super clear on Monday what's the assignment for the week." 0:08:48.3 AS: And we even provided them kind of a score card of the way we're gonna look at it. "Did you do this? If you did that, you get a point. Did you do that? Did you check your grammar," whatever. And so we got much more clear, and then what we decided to do was to say, "Look, the teams will meet in the week, they always meet once a week, and they need to pick one or two people to present that on Friday." And then what we had is, we had the students present their work, just the best of the best, and I would say not the best of the best, but the ones that shows... Said, "I'm ready and I can do that," and then myself and my team gave them feedback after they presented, and said, "Okay, see that? Try to fix that. Make sure that you don't... " And then once we did that, what I then did is I took notes throughout those and recorded those, and then I improved again the description of the assignments and the common mistakes that people made. And so the next time that we did it, the next launch of the Valuation Master Class Bootcamp, we now had an even more clear focus on what you've got to do by the end of this week. 0:10:00.1 AS: And then finally, what I did is I called it Feedback Friday. And I said, "A whole week, we're working on a bunch of stuff but the end result is on Feedback Friday. One person, two people from your team is gonna present and you're gonna get critiqued and see how you do, and everybody's gonna watch that, it's gonna be recorded. Anybody can go through that." So we've been doing Feedback Friday now for three bootcamps and I would say all of the complaints related to feedback and not enough personal feedback are gone. And it wasn't through personal feedback that we resolved the issue of not getting enough personal feedback. 0:10:35.0 JD: Yeah. Well, that's a PDSA cycle for sure. Another thing I think of is what you... Sounds like you did over time as you iterated this class, and how you gave feedback, you actually found the actual root cause that was causing the problem. And the third thing I was thinking of, 'cause you talked about complaints, one thing we can do is overreact to complaints. So that's another thing that you could do is put the complaints on a process behavior chart, and if you get to a certain number, that might sort of signal that you have an issue. Otherwise, there may be an acceptable level... Number of complaints and... Or a third level analysis is, it's a stable number of complaints but the number is not acceptable to you as the instructor and so you wanna go about improving the whole system. It sounds like that's exactly what you did, sort of what we've talked about the last couple sessions, is you chart something, whether it's quantitative or qualitative data, you're keeping track of that, and then you're tagging it to this structured improvement process. And, yeah, it sounds like you're running the PDSA cycles for the class. It's pretty cool. 0:11:57.1 AS: That's a comforting message for the listeners and the viewers because what it tells you is that you don't have to be super official and have all of the tools that we learn from Dr. Deming's teachings that... First, is to start with the thought process. And my first thought process is, "I want my Valuation Master Class Bootcamp to be the best course in the world." That's all I want, just the best in the world, so I'm constantly wanting to improve. The second thing, I do not ever focus on competitors because my course is just so different, and all I focus on is the students. The third thing is I'm getting feedback on a consistent basis from the student about what they like and what it's worth to them. Because I also ask them, "Now that you understand exactly what's in the Valuation Master Class Bootcamp, what is the price that you think I should charge for this?" And my goal is that that price continues to rise as the perception of the value of the course rises. So I'm getting feedback, and then I'm looking at that feedback and I'm trying to identify what I think is the most important feedback that we've got to somehow resolve. 0:13:13.3 AS: And then I'm coming up with a theory that how, "Okay, wait a minute, if we clarify more about what we want, maybe that's gonna help, but even if we clarified our assignment, it wouldn't have helped the feedback. They still could have had the same problem of, "We're not getting any feedback." But then it was the idea of coming up with the Feedback Friday and really naming it. And that's what I've learned from the world of marketing and all that, is that you've got to name something and repeat it. And so all of that is... And then I keep wanting to repeat that process, which is why I love doing the bootcamp 'cause it's six weeks, every 10 weeks or so I do it again, and that gives us a perfect opportunity. And that's what teachers are doing, they're doing again and again, right? 0:13:53.9 JD: Yeah, yeah, and it makes me think... I'm obviously living in a different world than you in terms of who the students are and who the customer is. But we... In our network of schools, we have two elementary schools, two middle schools, and a lot of your description makes me think of this first ever PDSA cycle we ran a few years ago when we were working on an improvement project we called Eighth Grade On Track, which is just like what it sounds. How do we make sure that our eighth graders are on track to go to high school? We don't have a high school in our network, but we have a high school placement process. One of the things that parents expect of us is that their child is well-prepared to go to a good academically-oriented high school once they leave us, and, of course, high schools are also expecting that from us. So the parents are the customer expecting certain things from our schools. The high schools that we feed into are expecting certain things from our schools. So of course we can't fulfill our mission, we can't be an important part of that sort of education system, if we're not preparing our students to leave us as eighth graders and matriculate into a solid high school. 0:15:09.4 JD: And I remember working through, what does it mean to be on track in eighth grade to predict that you're gonna go on and be on track and do well in high school? One of the interesting things that, as I was reading some research out of the University of Chicago on this, was that when you look at students in middle school, you see grades start to drop that's actually a leading indicator of things to come in high school, which makes a lot of sense, 'cause if you start to experience academic issues in middle school, high school is a little harder, academically, plus some of the supports that are in place in elementary and middle school start to drop away so that makes perfect sense. Bs drop to Ds in middle school, and Ds drop to Fs in high school. And, man, if you're off track, even in your ninth grade year, students have a lot of trouble bouncing back from that. So I remember there was a student I was working with named James and this exact thing happened. 0:16:19.4 JD: I was looking at his grades, I was looking at his GPA, his attendance, his discipline record in sixth grade and everything was on track. In seventh grade, it was mostly on track. Things were looking pretty good. And then all of a sudden, here we are in the first trimester of eighth grade, and his reading grade dropped from a B in seventh grade all the way down to a D in that first trimester. In a lot of places, that's not gonna... Especially if the rest of his grades are pretty good, good attendance, he never was in trouble, he's not gonna get on a lot of people's radar. But we have this on-track system in place, so once we saw that data, our team, we said, "Wait a second, James was on track in sixth grade, on track in seventh grade, and now all of a sudden, he's off track in eighth grade," and we started asking why. So we're adults, we're sitting around the table in a conference room, "Why is James off track? Why is he off track in eighth grade? Well, his B in seventh grade dropped to a D." 0:17:25.8 JD: "Well, why is that? Why did that grade drop from B to D?" We're looking at his scores, and he's got pretty high reading test scores in his class. And then we look at his homework grade. His home grade's really low in his eighth grade reading class. And so then we asked this next question, "Why is James' eighth grade reading homework grade low?" And then we get stuck, and this goes back to this whole point of this episode, which is students are the improvement secret weapon. So we're sitting around this table and we say, "How do we figure this out? Why is his reading grade and homework grade, low? Let's go get it. Let's go get it." [chuckle] 0:18:10.5 AS: And for the people who are working in a manufacturing company listening to this, it's like sitting in your office above the factory... 0:18:19.1 JD: Exactly. 0:18:19.9 AS: And looking at the chart and thinking, "I wonder why this is happening." 0:18:24.0 JD: "Why this happening?" Yeah. So this is when the conversation gets really interesting. We had never done this before. We go get James on the spot from his eighth grade classroom and say, "Hey, we're doing this thing where we're just trying to figure out what's going on with your grades." 0:18:40.0 JD: We're asking some "why" questions. We're basically using the 5 why tool, we have a piece of chart paper and listing these things out, and so now we've invited him into the room, we just say, "Why is your reading homework grade low?" And he says, "Well, I really do the easier less-time-consuming homework first, math and science and history are fairly easy for me. So I do those first." A pretty typical answer from an eighth grade boy, and so what he's basically saying is he does his reading homework last, "Well, why do you do your reading homework last?" 0:19:28.9 JD: "Well, I don't like doing my reading homework, it's too much work." "Why do you dislike doing your reading homework?" "It's too much work. It takes too much time. I wait to the last possible moment." And we said, "Well, what is the last possible moment mean?" And he said, "Well, I usually not only do it last, I do it on the bus ride to school in the morning." It's dark. It's bumpy. That's the worst possible place to do the hardest homework, but that's what he's doing 'cause he does wanna get it done, he wants to turn in something, but he's not putting any type of effort, so now what we've uncovered is, why is it exactly that his homework grade is low? 0:20:02.9 JD: Now, if I was just an administrator sitting in my office, I could see that D and say, "James needs to go to after school tutoring," or "James needs to do this," or "James news to do that." But none of that, like what you were talking about with the student complaints in your class, none of that would have been the actual root cause of James' reading homework problem. So then we said, "Okay, now we know what the problem is, what are we gonna do about it?" 0:20:35.6 JD: And I had just learned about this Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle thing, and I said, "Well, let's sit down and write... Literally write out a simple PDSA with James." And the basic question was, if we could do reading homework first, could we raise that homework grade to at least a 70%? So we kinda looked at what his homework grade had been and what he needed to do to pass, and so that's what we settled on. We said, "James, what do you think about doing your reading Homework first?" And again, typical eighth grader here's where some of the psychology comes in, he says, "I don't know... 0:21:09.6 JD: I don't know if I really wanna do this. I don't think it's gonna work. I hate reading, I hate my reading homework," I said, "James, I hate getting up in the morning and running, but when I do it... When I get myself to do it, I feel better." He said, "Oh yeah okay, I could buy that." And I said, "Could you try this for just five days," and he looked at me, he kind of nods and I said, "No," I literally got up out of my chair, he got up out of his chair to go back to class and I said, "I need you to look me in the eye and shake my hand and tell me you can do this for five days." And he said, "Sure, I think I can do this." 0:21:54.1 JD: He said, "At the end of the day, when I'm sitting in my homeroom class, when we work on homework... Do you mind if I sort of sit in the back of the room so I can concentrate better?" "No problem. Great." So we write this down for the next five days, James is gonna work on is reading homework first, we tell the teacher that's in the homeroom so she can check to make sure he's actually doing that, and then we talked to the reading teacher and said, "Hey, can you give us James' last five assignments in reading and can you put the next five in this table to see if this is working." So just over the next five days, he does this, I check in with his homeroom teacher... Yep, he's working on his homework at the kidney table back in the back of the room. 0:22:33.5 JD: And then we start seeing the data come in, so whereas... Right before this intervention, it's one out of five, that's a 20%, three out of five, that's a 60%, three out of five... Those types of grades. First homework comes in five out of five, second homework comes in a three out of five. It's gonna take some time. Then it's 6.75 out of 10, it's five out of five, four out of five. And you start seeing this sort of momentum building, and after five days, he not only has a C on those assignments, he's very nearly got a B. And so we're studying this. And we're saying, "This seems like it's working pretty well." He sort of out-did even our predictions, and so we go to him and say, "What do you think about this sort of reading homework-first intervention?" And he says, "Yeah, it's going pretty well." 0:23:27.3 JD: "You're gonna keep doing it?" "Yeah, let's keep doing it." We design a second PDSA, We're gonna check in in two weeks now, so you can kinda see how this process goes, you create this very small plan, the student was hesitant, but he gave really great answers, insights into why his grade was low, he helped develop the plan, so now he's intrinsically motivated, 'cause this wasn't something that we did to him, we did it with him, and he's starting to get some momentum, he had some immediate success. 0:24:06.7 JD: And so you can see even just the small little change had this huge impact on this kid, and then he starts to build this momentum, and this has really changed a lot about how we approach changes, whereas before we'd sit in a room and plan, plan, plan, plan, plan, and then you go implement, you're like, "Oh man, I wasn't expecting this to happen, I wasn't expecting this to happen, I wasn't expecting this... " In five days, we went and saw "What would happen if we put this plan in place," and it worked pretty well, and all of a sudden we're gonna do it for 10 days instead of instead of five days. 0:24:40.3 AS: So let's just break it down for the... For the listeners to understand, we often talk about PDSA and all that, I think the first lesson that I would take from what you've said is that, yes, it can be a formal thing where we sit down and write down Plan-Do-Study-Act, and we go through it in a formal way, but it can also be just an informal process that we go through, but let's just break it down. They'll... Explain to us, P-D-S-A, how does that break down for this specific thing? 0:25:14.1 JD: Yeah, so the P would be the plan. And so I think the important thing to keep in mind here, is one... We wrote it down. You know, that sounds simple, but that's a big first step. We wrote the plan down, we made a prediction, we said, if James does this reading homework-first intervention, we predict that he'll have a 70% or higher on each of his homework assignments over the next five days, so we've quantified what we think is gonna happen. Then it's just the who, what, where, when, and of the plan. So it was literally like on March 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th and 28th. 0:25:54.7 JD: So on the next five school days, James is gonna work at the back kidney table, he's gonna work on his reading homework first, his homeroom teacher, Ms. Kramer, she knows that this plan is being put in place and she's just gonna check that he is working on his reading homework and then his reading teacher who is. Dr. Brennan, she said, "I'll record his homework scores as I get them over the course of each of those five days, so we can see if this is in fact having the sort of success that we think it is." So the plan is our hunch, it's really our theory about how we're gonna improve James' reading grade, but we don't know if that's actually connected to the real world in terms of if it's gonna be successful or not, until we actually put it in place. So we made a prediction, we made a plan that plan included who's doing what, when, and then it also included a plan for collecting just a little bit of data to see if this PDSA is on track so that's the P, the plan. 0:27:03.9 JD: In terms of the Do then after those five days, we just came back together as a team and just said, "What actually happened? Did James go and sit at the back kidney table? Did he do that each of the five days? Did he work on his reading homework first?" And it actually... This is a pretty simple plan and it's only over the course of five days, so in terms of implementation, the Do, everything matched exactly with what we put in the plan, and part of that is because the plan was simple, straight forward and on a really, really, really short time frame. 0:27:43.1 AS: So that is him doing the plan executing the plan. 0:27:44.4 JD: Us running the tests. Yeah us running the tests. Now on the study, the difference between the Do and the Study is the Study has... That the plan has been run, the test has been run, and now we have the data in and so we looked at what happened for the five days before we started the study, and over the course of those five days, he had gotten a 53% average on his homework on those five days pre-intervention, after the intervention began over those next five days, he earned a 79% average on his homework, and that 79% was 9% higher than what we had predicted, so the intervention actually went better than we thought at the outset, so that gives us evidence... 0:28:36.1 JD: That one, we know what we're doing in terms of creating the plan in the first place, and two, that the implementation can actually be put into effect in a real school, in real classrooms, with all the constraints that you have with time and all that, all that stuff. And I think another big thing besides writing it down, besides having the structure of this PDSA, we had James, we had James there, so I think it was a pretty good plan because of that. And so... 0:29:01.6 AS: And then, so what happened? Okay, so we've got the Study and what about Act? What does act mean in this case? 0:29:09.3 JD: Yeah, I think I mentioned this in one of the last two podcasts that when I think of Act, I'm gonna do one of three As, I'm gonna either Abandon the idea that we put in place 'cause it didn't go so well, I'm going to Adapt the idea 'cause some of it went pretty well, but maybe there are some things that need to be tweaked or iterated on, or I'm gonna Adopt it, this intervention went so well that it's gonna become a part of my system. 0:29:41.3 JD: So in this case, because we've only done this over five days and it was successful, but that's a pretty short time period, now we're gonna adapt it, we're gonna adapt it. And in this case, we're gonna... We call this thing reading homework first, that's the name of the intervention or change idea. Now, instead of five days, we're gonna do this for 10 days, and then one other piece of the Act is going back to the appreciation for a system component, that you can improve one part of a system and destroy the rest of it, that sort of idea. We're focused on reading. And everything else was pretty good when we started this focus, but we wanna look at James' whole system. In this case, we're talking about grades, so we're not gonna do sight of writing class and math class, and science and social studies, those types of things, because we're all focused only on reading, so we added that as a sort of a second component to the second cycle so we're gonna run a little longer. We're also gonna add his other grades to the data we're collecting just to make sure that those things stay on track. 0:30:53.4 AS: And one of the lessons I've learned, John, in the stock market where I basically spent most of my life is that you have to also double-check that your process didn't go wrong in some particular area or is biased, for instance, just the fact that we're paying attention to James... And maybe the teacher is gonna grade things slightly different now because they know that we're looking and we're trying for improvement, and so you also have to ask questions and try to understand where the biases are because you may come to a conclusion, "Wow, this is great." And then you wanna think, "I'm gonna apply this more across more students or across more systems," and then you find out that it starts to fail and why does it fail because there was some kind of fatal flaw in the process. Do you have any thoughts on that? 0:31:43.1 JD: Yeah, I think that goes back that I think... Something we've talked about very early-on in this series, maybe in episode one or two. This idea is there are goals for accountability and then there's goals for improvement, and I think... Now bias can happen at any point, for sure, because we are paying attention to this more, but when you're in a system and the goals are accountability-focused, you're much more likely to get that sort of nefarious or "I'm gonna change my behavior, maybe not in the best way, because I have to meet this goal - my job's at stake, or... " 0:32:30.2 AS: In other words, when you talk about goals for accountability, let's say that you went to that teacher and said, "You're gonna get a bonus if this one particular case is able to really improve." Okay, now you've brought in a whole another element into this thing. 0:32:41.1 JD: Yeah, that would be the carrot side or the stick side, you know, "If this kid's homework doesn't improve, you're gonna get a bad rating." Something like that, and that... Like I said, I think there's still always potential for bias or doing some things subconsciously in terms of how hard your grading him or something like that, but I think it's much less likely to happen if we're sitting down and saying as a group, "Hey, what can we do to improve James' approach to reading class?" Versus those things that we just talked about, whether it's a carrot or a stick, a ranking that could be impacted, those types of things. 0:33:20.1 JD: I think in focusing on improvement-oriented goals, you're much less likely to sort of see that... See that type of behavior. I think a lot of it goes back to what's the aim, what's the aim or objective of the PDSA, what's the aim of your system in general, what's the orientation you have in terms of how you manage as a principal, the teachers or the teachers managing the students, I think that's where you have to be careful. And this sort of improvement orientation, I think helps overall rating and ranking accountability-driven system. 0:33:58.4 AS: So let me try to summarize a little bit about what we've talked about, and for the listeners, this is kind of our way of trying to make sure that we all learn from what John's sharing here. So the first thing you were telling the story about how it's important when eighth graders leave because you're preparing them for high school, and you talked about the idea of being on track and when somebody starts to fall that it's hard to bounce back, and then you identified James. 0:34:26.8 AS: And then you said, "Okay, we saw something sliding there from a B to a D, and that was his reading grade," and you thought, "What could we do about this?" And your first reaction was to sit back in your offices looking at the data and thinking about it, but instead you say, "Well, let's just bring him in here and talk to him." So this is the secret weapon you're talking about is getting the student involved, then you went through a PDSA, so let's just try to review that briefly, so the plan is, you guys came up with an idea and you wrote it down, and you had... 0:34:58.6 AS: Like who, what, where, when? So that it was clear what was gonna be done, also you made a prediction, because if you don't make a prediction, you don't have some sort of theory, it's very difficult to really understand what happened, and as Dr Deming says, "Without a theory, there is no knowledge." And you also had a plan for collecting the data too, to make sure that you had that. Then Do, meaning that you ran the tests and James did what was planned... In this case, it went well, 'cause he actually did it, and then after that, you have to Study where... 0:35:36.1 AS: After the test was run, so the test has to be run first, the Do has to happen first, then you started to compare the outcome to your prediction, and as you said, it was slightly better than the prediction that you had made, and then you came to the Act section, where you had to think, "Well, do I abandon... " "Do we abandon this? Do we adapt it? Or do we adopt it?" And part of what you said was that it's about adapting a little bit, maybe and saying, "Okay, what we've... " "We've identified this as reading homework first, maybe now we're gonna test that on a 10-day basis," but you also had to think about it. 0:36:07.9 AS: This is a critical part, you had to think holistically, you had to think systems thinking, because your objective was not to increase the performance in one area at the cost of another, so you had to look at it holistically, and finally, we talked about the risks that something like, this can go wrong. And if you're tying goals to accountability to the people involved, and all of a sudden they're being punished or rewarded based upon the outcome of that result, it's gonna be much more risk that it's not gonna go properly compared to looking at goals for improvement, anything that you would add to that? 0:36:45.2 JD: I think that was a really perfect summary. I think it was spot on. Spot on and the only thing I'd say is not every PDSA is gonna work that smoothly, I think, but it illustrates the key points of what a PDSA is, how simple it can be, how to connect ideas that are sort of in the universe to reality, what actually happens in actual classrooms and schools when you try something. I think that's the power of the PDSA. I think you nailed it in your summary. 0:37:17.2 AS: So ladies and gentlemen, now it's your turn. What's something that you can do a PDSA on, just like John has described to us? And what improvements could that bring, and most importantly for the teachers and the administrators out there, my question to you is, do you realize that engaging students is the secret weapon for improvement? John, on behalf of everyone at the Deming Institute, I wanna thank you again for this discussion and for listeners remember to go to deming.org to continue your journey. This is your host, Andrew Stotz, and I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Deming, and that is people are entitled to joy in work.
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In this episode, environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck discusses the critique of emissions-focused climate policy that she laid out in her book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough.(PDF transcript)(Active transcript)Text transcript:David RobertsOver the course of the 2010s, the term “net-zero carbon emissions” migrated from climate science to climate modeling to climate politics. Today, it is ubiquitous in the climate world — hundreds upon hundreds of nations, cities, institutions, businesses, and individuals have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. No one ever formally decided to make net zero the common target of global climate efforts — it just happened.The term has become so common that we barely hear it anymore, which is a shame, because there are lots of buried assumptions and value judgments in the net-zero narrative that we are, perhaps unwittingly, accepting when we adopt it.Holly Jean Buck has a lot to say about that. An environmental social scientist who teaches at the University at Buffalo, Buck has spent years exploring the nuances and limitations of the net-zero framework, leading to a 2021 book — Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough — and more recently some new research in Nature Climate Change on residual emissions.Buck is a perceptive commentator on the social dynamics of climate change and a sharp critic of emissions-focused climate policy, so I'm eager to talk to her about the limitations of net zero, what we know and don't know about how to get there, and what a more satisfying climate narrative might include.So with no further ado, Holly Jean Buck. Welcome to Volts. Thank you so much for coming.Holly Jean BuckThanks so much for having me.David RobertsIt's funny. Reading your book really brought it home to me how much net zero had kind of gone from nowhere to worming its way completely into my sort of thinking and dialogue without the middle step of me ever really thinking about it that hard or ever really sort of like exploring it. So let's start with a definition. First of all, a technical definition of what net zero means. And then maybe a little history. Like, where did this come from? It came from nowhere and became ubiquitous, it seemed like, almost overnight. So maybe a little capsule history would be helpful.Holly Jean BuckWell, most simply, net zero is a balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere. So we're all living in a giant accounting problem, which is what we always dreamed of, right? So how did we get there? I think that there's been a few more recent moments. The Paris agreement obviously one of them, because the Paris agreement talks about a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks. So that's kind of part of the moment that it had. The other thing was the Special Report on 1.5 degrees by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which further showed that this target is only feasible with some negative emissions.And so I think that was another driver. But the idea of balancing sources and sinks goes back away towards the Kyoto Protocol, towards the inclusion of carbon sinks, and thinking about that sink capacity.David RobertsSo you say, and we're going to get into the kind of the details of your critique in a minute. But the broad thing you say about net zero is that it's not working. We're not on track for it. And I guess intuitively, people might think, well, you set an ambitious target and if you don't meet that target, it's not the target's fault, right. It's not the target's reason you're failing. So what do you mean exactly when you say net zero is not working?Holly Jean BuckWell, I think that people might understandably say, "Hey, we've just started on this journey. It's a mid-century target, let's give it some time, right?" But I do think there's some reasons why it's not going to work. Several reasons. I mean, we have this idea of balancing sources and sinks, but we're not really doing much to specify what those sources are. Are they truly hard to abate or not? We're not pushing the scale up of carbon removal to enhance those sinks, and we don't have a way of matching these emissions and removals yet. Credibly all we have really is the voluntary carbon market.But I think the main problem here is the frame doesn't specify whether or not we're going to phase out fossil fuels. I think that that's the biggest drawback to this frame.David RobertsWell, let's go through those. Let's go through those one at a time, because I think all of those have some interesting nuances and ins and outs. So when we talk about balancing sources and sinks, the way this translates, or I think is supposed to translate the idea, is a country tallies up all of the emissions that it is able to remove and then adds them all up. And then what remains? This kind of stuff, it either can't reduce or is prohibitively expensive to reduce the so called difficult to abate or hard to abate emissions. Those are called its residual emissions, the emissions that it doesn't think it can eliminate.And the theory here is then you come in with negative emissions, carbon reduction, and you compensate for those residual emissions. So to begin with, the first problem you identify is that it's not super clear what those residual emissions are or where they're coming from, and they're not very well measured. So maybe just explain sort of like, what would you like to see people or countries doing on residual emissions and what are they doing, what's a state of knowledge and measurement of these things?Holly Jean BuckSo the state right now is extremely fuzzy. And so I'll just back up and say that my colleagues and I looked at these long term strategies that are submitted to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement. Basically, each country is invited to submit what its long term strategy is for reaching its climate goals. And so we've read 50 of those.David RobertsGoodness.Holly Jean BuckYeah, lots of fun. And they don't have a standard definition of what these residual emissions are, although they refer to them implicitly in many cases. You can see the residual emissions on these graphs that are in these reports.But we don't have a really clear understanding in most cases where these residual emissions are coming from, how the country is thinking about defining them, what their understanding of what's truly hard to abate is. And I emphasize with this being a challenge, because what's hard to abate changes over time because new technologies come online. So it's hard to say what's going to be hard to abate in 10 or 20 years.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckBut we could get a lot better at specifying this.David RobertsAnd this would just tell us basically without a good sense of residual emissions across the range of countries, we don't have a good sense of how much carbon removal we need. So is there something easy to say about how we could make this better? Is there a standardized framework that you would recommend? I mean, are any countries doing it well and precisely sort of identifying where those emissions are and explaining why and how they came to that conclusion?Holly Jean BuckSo there's 14 countries that do break down residual emissions by sector, which is like the first, most obvious place to start.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckSo, number one, everybody should be doing that and understanding what assumptions there are about what sectors. And generally a lot of this is non-CO2 emissions and emissions from agriculture. There's some emissions left over from industry, too, but having clarity in that is the most obvious thing. And then I think that we do need a consistent definition as well as processes that are going to standardize our expectations around this. That's something that's going to evolve kind of, I think, from the climate advocacy community, hopefully, and a norm will evolve about what's actually hard to abate versus what's just expensive to abateDavid RobertsKind of a small sample size. But of the 14 countries that actually do this, are there trends that emerge? Like, what do these 14 countries currently believe will be the most difficult emissions to eliminate? Is there agreement among those 14 countries?Holly Jean BuckWell, it's pretty consistent that agriculture is number one, followed by industry, and that in many cases, transport, at least short transport, light duty transport is considered to be fully electrified. In many cases, the power sector is imagined to be zero carbon. But I will also say that the United Kingdom is the only one that even included international aviation and shipping in its projection. So a long way to go there.David RobertsAnd this is not really our subject here. But just out of curiosity, what is the simple explanation for why agriculture is such a mystery? What are these emissions in agriculture that no one can think of a way to abate?Holly Jean BuckI mean, I think it varies by country, but a lot of it is nitrous oxide. A lot of it has to do with fertilizer and fertilizer production, fertilizer over application and I think obviously some of it is methane too from the land sector, from cows. So I think maybe that is considered a more challenging policy problem than industry.David RobertsYeah, this is always something that's puzzled me about this entire framework and this entire debate is you look at a problem like that and you think, well, if we put our minds to it, could we solve that in the next 30 years? I mean, probably. You know what I mean? It doesn't seem versus standing up this giant carbon dioxide removal industry which is just a gargantuan undertaking. This has never been clear to me why people are so confident that carbon dioxide removal is going to be easier than just solving these allegedly difficult to solve problems over the next several decades.I've never really understood that calculation.Holly Jean BuckI think it just hasn't been thought through all the way yet. But I expect in the next five years most people will realize that we need a much smaller carbon removal infrastructure than is indicated in many of the integrated assessment models.David RobertsYeah, thank you for saying that. This is my intuition, but I just don't feel sort of like technically briefed or technically adept enough to make a good argument for it. But I look at this and I'm like which of these problems are going to be easier to solve? Finding some non-polluting fertilizer or building a carbon dioxide removal industry three times the size of the oil industry? It's crazy to view the latter as like, oh, we got to do that because we can't do the first thing. It just seems crazy. Okay, so for the first problem here with net zero is we don't have a clear sense of what these residual emissions are, where they come from, exactly how we define them, et cetera.So without that, we don't have a clear sense of the needed size of the carbon dioxide removal industry. That said, problem number two here is that even based on what we are currently expecting CDR to do, there doesn't appear to be a coordinated push to make it happen. Like we're just sort of like waving our hands at massive amounts of CDR but you're not seeing around you the kinds of mobilization that would be necessary to get there. Is that roughly accurate?Holly Jean BuckYeah, and I think it follows from the residual emissions analysis because unless a country has really looked at that, they probably don't realize the scale of CDR that they're implicitly relying on.David RobertsRight, so they're implicitly relying on CDR for a couple of things you list in your presentation I saw and residual emissions is only one of those things we're expecting CDR to do.Holly Jean BuckThere's the idea that CDR will also be compensating for legacy emissions or helping to draw down greenhouse gas concentrations after an overshoot. I don't think anybody is saying that exactly because we're not at that point yet, but it's kind of floating around on the horizon as another use case for carbon removal.David RobertsYeah. So it does seem like even the amount of CDR that we are currently expecting, even if most countries haven't thought it through, just the amount that's already on paper that we're expecting it to do, we're not seeing the kind of investment that you would want to get there. What does that tell you? What should we learn from that weird disjunct?Holly Jean BuckFor me, it tells me that all the climate professionals are not really doing their jobs. Maybe that sounds mean, but we have so many people that are devoted to climate action professionally and so it's very weird to not see more thinking about this. But maybe the more nice way to think about it is saying oh well, people are really focused on mitigation. They're really focused on scaling up clean energy which is where they should be focused. Maybe that's reasonable.David RobertsYeah, maybe this is cynical, but some part of me thinks, like if people and countries really believed that we need the amount of CDR they're saying we're going to need, that the models show we're going to need, by mid century they would be losing their minds and flipping out and pouring billions of dollars into this. And the fact that they're not to me sort of like I guess it feels like no one's really taking this seriously. Like everyone still somewhat sees it as an artifact of the models.Holly Jean BuckI don't know, I think the tech sector is acting on it, which is interesting. I mean, you've seen people like Frontier mobilize all these different tech companies together to do these advanced market commitments. I think they're trying to incubate a CDR ecosystem. And so why does interest come there versus other places? Not exactly sure. I have some theories but I do wonder about the governments because in our analysis we looked at the most ambitious projections offered in these long term strategies and the average amount of residual emissions was around 18% of current emissions. So all these countries have put forward these strategies where they're seeing these levels of residual emissions.Why are they not acting on it more in policy? I think maybe it's just the short termism problem of governments not being accountable for things that happen in 30 years.David RobertsYeah, this is a truly strange phenomenon to me and I don't even know that I do have any theories about it, but it's like of all the areas of climate policy there are tons and tons of areas where business could get involved and eventually build self-sustaining profitable industries out of them. But CDR is not that there will never be a self-sustaining profitable CDR industry. It's insofar as it exists, it's going to exist based on government subsidies. So it's just bizarre for business to be moving first in that space and for government to be trailing.It just seems upside down world. I can't totally figure out government's motivations for not doing more and I can't totally figure out businesses motivations for doing so much.Holly Jean BuckWell, I think businesses acting in this R&D space to try to kind of claim some of the tech breakthroughs in the assumption that if we're serious about climate action we're going to have a price on carbon. We're going to have much more stringent climate policy in a decade or two. And when that happens, the price of carbon will be essentially set by the price of removing carbon. And so if they have the innovation that magically removes the most carbon, they're going to be really well set up for an extremely lucrative industry. This is all of course hinging on the idea that we're going to be willing to pay to clean up emissions just like we're willing to pay for trash service or wastewater disposal or these other kind of pollution removal services.Which is still an open question, but I sure hope we will be.David RobertsYeah, it's totally open. And this is another area where this weird disjunct between this sort of expansive talk and no walk. It's almost politically impossible to send money to this greenhouse gas international fund that's supposed to help developing countries decarbonize, right? Like even that it's very difficult for us to drag enough tax money out of taxpayers hands to fund that and we're going to be sending like a gazillion times more than that on something that has no visible short term benefit for taxpayers. We're all just assuming we're going to do that someday. It seems like a crazy assumption.And if you're a business and you're looking to make money, it just seems like even if you're just looking to make money on clean energy, it seems like there's a million faster, easier ways than this sort of like multidecade bank shot effort. I feel like I don't have my head wrapped around all those dynamics. So the first problem is residual emissions. They're opaque to us, we don't totally get them. Second problem is there's no evident push remotely to scale of the kind of CDR we claim we're going to need. And then the third you mentioned is there's no regime for matching emissions and removals.Explain that a little bit. What sort of architecture would be required for that kind of regime?Holly Jean BuckWell, you can think of this as a market or as a platform, basically as a system for connecting emissions and removals. And obviously this has been like a dream of technocratic climate policy for a long time, but I think it's frustrated by our knowledge capabilities and maybe that'll change in the future if we really do get better models, better remote sensing capacities. Obviously, both of those have been improving dramatically and machine learning accelerates it. But it assumes that you really have good knowledge of the emissions, good knowledge of the removals, that it's credible. And I think for some of the carbon removal technologies we're looking at this what's called MRV: monitoring, reporting, and verification.Is really challenging, especially with open systems like enhanced rock weathering or some of the ocean carbon removal ideas. So we need some improvement there. And then once you've made this into a measurable commodity, you need to be able to exchange it. That's been really frustrated because of all the problems that you've probably talked about on this podcast with carbon markets, and scams, bad actors. It's all of these problems and the expense of having people in the middle that are taking a cut off of the transactions.David RobertsYeah. So you have to match your residual emissions with removals in a way that is verifiable, in a way that, you know, the removals are additional. Right. You get back to all these carbon market problems and as I talked with Danny Cullenword and David Victor about on the pod long ago, in carbon offset markets, basically everyone has incentive to keep prices low and to make things look easy and tidy. And virtually no one, except maybe the lonely regulators has the incentive to make sure that it's all legit right there's just like there's overwhelming incentive to goof around and cheat and almost no one with the incentive to make sure it's valid.And all those problems that face the carbon offset market just seem to me like ten times as difficult. When you're talking about global difficult to measure residual emissions coupled with global difficult to measure carbon dioxide removals in a way where there's no double counting and there's no shenanigans. Like, is that even a gleam in our eye yet? Do we even have proposals for something like that on the table?Holly Jean BuckI mean, there's been a lot of best principles and practices and obviously a lot of the conversation around Article Six and the Paris agreement and those negotiations are towards working out better markets. I think a lot of people are focused on this, but there's definitely reason to be skeptical of our ability to execute it in the timescales that we need.David RobertsYeah, I mean, if you're offsetting residual emissions that you can't reduce, you need that pretty quick. Like, this is supposed to be massively scaling up in the next 30 years and I don't see the institutional efforts that would be required to build something like this, especially making something like this bulletproof. So we don't have a good sense of residual emissions. We're not pushing very hard to scale CDR up even to what we think we need. And we don't have the sort of institutional architecture that would be required to formally match removals with residual emissions. These are all kind of, I guess, what you'd call technical problems.Like, even if you accepted the goal of doing this or this framework, these are just technical problems that we're not solving yet. The fourth problem, as you say, is the bigger one, perhaps the biggest one, which is net zero says nothing about fossil fuels. Basically. It says nothing about the socioeconomics of fossil fuels or the social dynamics of fossil fuels. It says nothing about the presence of fossil fuels in a net-zero world, how big that might be, et cetera. So what do you mean when you say it's silent on fossil fuels?Holly Jean BuckYeah, so this was a desirable design feature of net zero because it has this constructive ambiguity around whether there's just like a little bit of residual emissions and you've almost phased out fossil fuels, or if there's still a pretty significant role for the fossil fuel industry in a net-zero world. And that's what a lot of fossil fuel producers and companies are debating.David RobertsYes, I've been thinking about this recently in the context of the struggle to get Joe Manchin to sign decent legislation. Like, if you hear Joe Manchin when he goes on rambling on about climate change, it's very clear that he views carbon dioxide removal as basically technological license for fossil fuels to just keep on keeping on. Like, in his mind, that's what CDR means. Whereas if you hear like, someone from NRDC talking about it, it's much more like we eliminated almost everything. And here's like, the paper towel that we're going to use to wipe up these last little stains.And that's a wide gulf.Holly Jean BuckI don't want to seem like the biggest net-zero hater in the world. I understand why it came up as a goal. I think it was a lot more simple and intuitive than talking about 80% of emissions reduction over 2005 levels or like the kind of things that it replaced. But ultimately, this is a killer aspect to the whole idea, is not being clear about the phase out of fossil fuels.David RobertsAnd you say you can envision very different worlds fitting under net zero. What do you mean by that?Holly Jean BuckWell, I mean, one axis is the temporality of it. So is net zero, like, just one moment on the road to something else? Is it a temporary state or is it a permanent state where we're continuing to produce some fossil fuels and we're just living in that net zero without any dedicated phase out? I think that right now there's ambiguity where you could see either one.David RobertsThat is a good question. In your research on this, have you found an answer to that question of how people view it? Like, I'd love to see a poll or something. I mean, this is a tiny subset of people who even know what we're talking about here. But among the people who talk about net zero, do you have any sense of whether they view it as like a mile marker on the way to zero-zero or as sort of like the desired endstate?Holly Jean BuckYou know, it's funny because I haven't done a real poll, but I've done when I'm giving a talk at a conference of scientists and climate experts twice I've asked this question, do you think it's temporary or do you think it's like a permanent desired state? And it's split half and half each time, which I find really interesting. Like, within these climate expert communities, we don't have a clear idea ourselves.David RobertsAnd that's such a huge difference. And if you're going to have CDR do this accounting for past emissions, for your past emissions debt, if you're going to do that, you have to go negative, right. You can't stay at net zero, you have to go net negative. So it would be odd to view net zero as the end state. And yet that seems like, what's giving fossil fuel companies permission to be involved in all this.Holly Jean BuckYeah. No, we do need to go net negative. And I think one challenge with the residual emissions is that carbon removal capacity is going to be finite. It's going to be limited by geography, carbon sequestration capacity, ecosystems and renewable energy, all of these things. And so if you understand it as finite, then carbon removal to compensate for residual emissions is going to be in competition with carbon removal to draw down greenhouse gas concentrations. And so we never get to this really net negative state if we have these large residual emissions, because all that capacity is using to compensate rather than to get net negative, if that makes sense.David RobertsYeah. Given how sort of fundamental those questions are and how fundamental those differences are, it's a little this is what I mean when I sort of the revelation of reading your book. Like, those are very, very different visions. If you work backwards from those different visions, you get a very, very different dynamic around fossil fuels and fossil fuel companies and the social and political valence of fossil fuels, just very fundamentally different. It's weird that it's gone on this long with that ambiguity, which, I guess, as you say, it was fruitful to begin with, but you kind of think it's time to de-ambiguize this.Holly Jean BuckYeah. Because there's huge implications for the infrastructure planning that we do right now.David RobertsRight.Holly Jean BuckIt's going to be a massive transformation to phase out fossil fuels. There's a million different planning tasks that need to have started yesterday and should start today.David RobertsYeah. And I guess also, and this is a complaint, maybe we'll touch on more later, but there's long been, I think, from some quarters of the environmental movement, a criticism of climate people in their sort of emissions or carbon greenhouse gas emissions obsession. And when you contemplate fossil fuels, it's not just greenhouse gases. There's like all these proximate harms air pollution and water pollution, et cetera, et cetera, geopolitical stuff. And I think the idea behind net zero was, let's just isolate greenhouse gas emissions and not get into those fights. But I wonder, as you say, we have to make decisions now, which in some sense hinge on which we were going to go on that question.Holly Jean BuckYeah, I mean, it was a huge trick to get us to focus on what happens after the point of combustion rather than the extraction itself.David RobertsYeah, it says nothing about extraction, too. So your final critique of net zero fifth and final critique is that it is not particularly compelling to ordinary people, which I think is kind of obvious. Like, I really doubt that the average Joe or Jane off the street would even know what you mean by net zero or would particularly know what you mean by negative carbon emissions and if you could explain it to them, would be particularly moved by that story. So what do you mean by the meta narrative? Like, why do you think this falls short?Holly Jean BuckI mean, accounting is fundamentally kind of boring. I think a lot of us avoid it, right? And so if I try to talk to my students about this, it's really work to keep them engaged and to see that actually all this stuff around net zero impacts life and death for a lot of people. But we don't feel that when we just look at the math or we look at the curve and we talk about bending the curve and this and that, we have this governance by curve mode. It's just not working in terms of inspiring people to change anything about their lives.David RobertsYeah, bending the curve didn't seem to work great during the pandemic either. This gets back to something you said before about what used to be a desirable design feature when you are thinking about other things that you might want to bring into a meta narrative about climate change. Most of what people talk about and what people think about is sort of social and political stuff. Like, we need to talk about who's going to win and who's going to lose, and the substantial social changes and changes in our culture and practices that we need. We need to bring all these things in.But then the other counterargument is those are what produce resistance and those are what produce backlash. And so as far as you can get on an accounting framework, like if the accounting framework can sort of trick various and sundry participants and institutions into thinking they're in a value neutral technical discussion, if you can make progress that way, why not do it? Because any richer meta narrative is destined to be more controversial and more produce more political backlash. What do you think about that?Holly Jean BuckNo, I think that the problem is we haven't invested at all in figuring out how to create desire and demand for lower carbon things. I mean, maybe the car industry has tried a little bit with some of the electric trucks or that kind of thing, but we have all this philanthropy, government focus, all the stuff on both the tech and on the carbon accounting pieces of it. We don't have very much funding going out and talking to people. About why are you nervous about transitioning to gas in your home? What would make you feel more comfortable about that?Those sorts of relational things, the conversations, the engagement has been gendered, frankly. Lots of times it falls to women to do this kind of relational work and hasn't been invested in. So I think there's a whole piece we could be doing about understanding what would create demand for these new infrastructures, new practices, not just consumer goods but really adoption of lifestyle changes because you need that demand to translate to votes to the real supportive policies that will really make a difference in this problem.David RobertsYeah, I very much doubt if you go to talk to people about those things they're going to say, well, I want to get the appliance that's most closely going to zero out my positive conditions. You're not going to run into a lot of accounting if you ask people about their concerns about these things. So these are the problems. We're not measuring it well. We're not doing what we need to do to remove the amount of CDR we say we need. We don't have the architecture or the institutional structures to create some sort of system where we're matching residual emissions and removals.And as a narrative it's fatally ambiguous about the role of fossil fuels in the future and plus ordinary people don't seem to give much of a shit about it. So in this presentation you sort of raise the prospect that the whole thing could collapse, that the net-zero thing could collapse. What do you mean by that and how could that happen?Holly Jean BuckSo I think this looks more like quiet quitting than anything else because I do think it is too big to fail in terms of official policy. There's been a lot of political capital spent.David RobertsYeah, a lot of institutions now have that on paper, like are saying on paper that they want to hit net zero. So it seems to me like it would take a big backlash to get rid of it.Holly Jean BuckYeah. So I don't think some companies may back away from targets. There'll be more reports of targets not being on track. And I think what happens is that it becomes something like the Sustainable Development Goals or dealing with the US national debt where everybody kind of knows you're not really going to get there, but you can still talk about it aspirationally but without confidence. Because it did feel like at least a few years ago that people were really trying to get to net zero. And I think that sensation will shift and it'll become empty like a lot of other things, unfortunately.But I think that creates an opportunity for something new to come in and be the mainframe for climate policy.David RobertsNet zero just seems like a species of a larger thing that happens. I don't know if it happens in other domains, but in climate and clean energy it happens a lot, which is just sort of like a technical term from the expert dialogue, worms its way over into popular usage and is just awful and doesn't mean anything to anyone. I think about net metering and all these kind of terminological disputes. So it doesn't really I'm not sure who's in charge of metanarratives, but it doesn't seem like they're very thoughtfully constructed. So let's talk a little bit about what characteristics you think a better metanarrative about climate change would include.Holly Jean BuckFirst, I think it is important that we are measuring progress towards a goal for accountability reasons. But I think there needs to be more than just the metric. I think we have an obsession with metrics in our society that sometimes becomes unhealthy or distracts us from the real focus. But I do think there should be some amount of measuring specific progress towards a goal. I think that the broader story also has to have some affect or emotional language. There has to be some kind of emotional connection. I also think we have to get beyond carbon to talk about what's going on with ecosystems more broadly and how to maintain them and have an intact habitable planet and then just pragmatically.This has to be a narrative that enables broad political coalitions. It can't be just for one camp and it has to work on different scales. I mean, part of the genius of net zero is that it is this multi-scalar planetary, but also national, also municipal, corporate, even individual does all of that. So those are some of the most important qualities that a new frame or a new narrative would have to have.David RobertsThat sounds easier said than done. I can imagine measuring other things you mentioned in your book several sort of submeasurements other than just this one overarching metric. You could measure how fast fossil fuels are going away. You could measure how fast clean energy is scaling up. There are adaptation you can measure to some extent. So I definitely can see the benefit in having a wider array of goals, if only just because some of those just get buried under net zero and are never really visible at all. That makes sense to me. But the minute you start talking about a metanarrative with affect, with emotion, the way to get that is to appeal to people's values and things that they cherish and feel strongly about.But then we're back to the problem we talked about earlier, which is it seems like especially in the US these days, we're just living in a country with two separate tribes that have very, very different values. And so the minute you step beyond the sort of technocratic metric, which in a sense is like clean and clinical and value free and start evoking values, trying to create emotion, you get greater investment and passion in some faction and alienate some other faction. Do you just think that that's like unavoidable and you have to deal with that or how do you think about that dilemma?Holly Jean BuckI actually think people do have the same values, but they're manipulated by a media ecosystem that profits from dividing them, which makes it impossible for them to see that they do have aligned values. And I base that just on my experience, like as a rural sociologist and geographer talking to people in rural America. People are upset about the same exact things that the leftists in the cities I visit are upset about too. They really do value justice. They think it's unfair that big companies are taking advantage of them. There are some registers of agreement about fairness, about caring for nature, about having equal opportunities to a good and healthy life that I think we could build on if we weren't so divided by this predatory media ecology.David RobertsI don't suppose you have a solution for that, in your back pocket?Holly Jean BuckI have a chapter on this in a forthcoming book which you might be interested. It's edited by David Orr. It's about democracy in hotter times, looking at the democratic crisis and the climate crisis at the same time. And so I've thought a little bit about media reform, but it's definitely not my expertise. We should have somebody on your podcast to talk about that too.David RobertsWell, let me tell you, as someone who's been obsessed with that subject for years and has looked and looked and looked around, I don't know that there is such thing as an expert. I've yet to encounter anyone who has a solution to that problem that sounds remotely feasible to me, including the alleged experts. And it kind of does seem like every problem runs aground on that, right? Like it would be nice if people had a different story to tell about climate change that had these features you identify that brought people in with values and drew on a broader sense of balance with the earth and ecosystems.But even if they did, you have to have the mechanics of media to get that message out to tell that story. You know what I mean? And so you got one whole side of the media working against you and one at best begrudgingly working with you. It just doesn't seem possible. So I don't know why I'm talking to you about this problem. No one knows a solution to this problem. But it just seems like this is the -er problem that every other problem depends on.Holly Jean BuckYeah, I mean, we should talk about it because it's the central obstacle in climate action, from my point of view, is this broken media ecosystem and if we could unlock that or revise it, we could make a lot of progress on other stuff.David RobertsYes, on poverty, you name it. Almost anything that seems like the main problem you talk about. The narrative must be able to enable broad political coalitions, but you are working against ... I guess I'd like to hear a little bit about what role you think fossil fuels are playing in this? It seems to me pretty obvious that fossil fuels do not want any such broad political coalition about anything more specific than net zero in 2050, right. Which, as you point out, leaves room for vastly different worlds, specifically regarding fossil fuels. It seems like they don't want that and they're working against that and they have power.So who are the agents of this new narrative? Like, who should be telling it and who has the power to tell it?Holly Jean BuckSo I think sometimes in the climate movement we grant too much power to the fossil fuel industry. It's obviously powerful in this country and in many others, but we have a lot of other industries that are also relevant and powerful too. So you can picture agriculture and the tech industry and insurance and some of these other forms of capital standing up to the fossil fuel industry because they have a lot to lose as renewables continue to become cheaper. We should have energy companies that will also have capital and power. So I do think that we need to think about those other coalitions.Obviously, I don't think it needs to be all grounded in forms of capital. I think there's a lot of work to be done in just democratic political power from civil society too. What I'd love to see is philanthropy, spending more money on building up that social infrastructure alongside funding some of this tech stuff.David RobertsYeah, I've talked to a lot of funders about that and what I often hear is like, "Yeah, I'd love that too, but what exactly be specific, David, what do you want me to spend money on?" And I'm always like, "Well, you know, stuff, social infrastructure, media, something." I get very hand wavy very quick because I'm not clear on exactly what it would be. So final subject, which I found really interesting at the tail end, I think it's fair to say your sympathies are with phasing out fossil fuels as fast as possible. And there's this critique you hear from the left-left about climate change that just goes, this is just capitalism, this is what capitalism does.This is the inevitable result of capitalism. And if you want a real solution to climate change on a mass scale, you have to be talking about getting past capitalism or destroying capitalism or alternatives to capitalism, something like that. Maybe I'm reading between the lines, but I feel like you have some sympathy with that. But also then we're back to narratives that can build a broad political coalition, right? Narratives that can include everyone. So how do you think about the tension between kind of the radical rethinking of economics and social arrangements versus the proximate need to keep everybody on board?How is a metanarrative supposed to dance that line?Holly Jean BuckYeah, unfortunately, I think in this media ecosystem we can't lead with smashing capitalism or with socialism. It's just not going to work, unfortunately. So then what do you do? I think you have to work on things that would make an opening for that. Having more political power, more power grounded in local communities. It's not going to be easy.David RobertsEven if you let the anti-capitalist cat out of the bag at all, you have a bunch of enemies that would love to seize on that, to use it to divide. So I don't know, what does that mean? Openings, just reforms of capitalism at the local level? I mean, I'm asking you to solve these giant global problems. I don't know why, but how do you solve capitalism? What's your solution to capitalism? What does that mean, to leave an opening for post-capitalism without directly taking on capitalism? I guess I'd just like to hear a little bit more about that.Holly Jean BuckSo I think that there's a lot of things that seem unconnected to climate at first, like making sure we have the integrity of our elections, dealing with redistricting and gerrymandering and those sorts of things that are one part of it. Reforming the media system is another part of it. Just having that basic civil society infrastructure, I think, will enable different ideas to form and grow.David RobertsDo you have any predictions about the future of net zero? Sort of as a concept, as a guiding light, as a goal? Because you identify these kind of ambiguities and tensions within it that seem like it doesn't seem like it can go on forever without resolving some of those. But as you also say, it's become so ubiquitous and now plays such a central role in the dialogue and in the Paris plans and et cetera, et cetera. It's also difficult to see it going away. So it's like can't go on forever, but it can't go away. So do you have any predictions how it evolves over the coming decade?Holly Jean BuckWell, it could just become one of these zombie concepts and so that really is an opportunity for people to get together and think about what other thing they would like to see. Is it going to be measuring phase out of fossil fuels and having a dashboard where we can track the interconnection queue and hold people accountable for improving that? Are we going to be measuring adaptation and focusing on that? Are we going to be thinking more about the resources that are going to countries to plan and direct a transition and trying to stand up agencies that are really focused on energy transition or land use transition?I mean, we could start making those demands now and we could also be evolving these broader languages to talk about and understand the motion. So we have some concepts that have been floated and already sort of lost some amount of credibility, like sustainability, arguably just transition. We have Green New Deal. Will that be the frame? Is that already lost? What new stuff could we come up with? Is it regeneration or universal basic energy. I think there's a lot of languages to explore and so I would be thrilled to see the Climate Movement work with other movements in society, with antiracist movements, with labor movements and more to explore the languages and the specific things we could measure and then take advantage of the slipperiness of net zero to get in there and talk about something else we might want to see.David RobertsOkay, that sounds like a great note to wrap up on. Thank you for coming. Thank you for the super fascinating book and for all your work, Holly Jean Buck. Thanks so much.Holly Jean BuckThank you.David RobertsThank you for listening to the Volts podcast. It is ad-free, powered entirely by listeners like you. If you value conversations like this, please consider becoming a paid Volts subscriber at volts.wtf. Yes, that's volts.wtf, so that I can continue doing this work. Thank you so much and I'll see you next time. Get full access to Volts at www.volts.wtf/subscribe
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On a new episode of Locked on Cavs (Saturday, May 20, 2023) hosts Chris Manning (@cwmwrites, DIME on UPROXX, The Just Basketball Show, SB Nation's Fear the Sword, Forbes Sports) goes solo to look at 3 stats that explain the 2022-23 Cavaliers season and where the team might be going from here. This episode was produced by Jake Stephens. The intro music is from our friends at Astral Radio. Subscribe the Locked on Cavs Subtext - claim your free one month trial now! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! eBay Motors For parts that fit, head to eBay Motors and look for the green check. Stay in the game with eBay Guaranteed Fit. eBay Motors dot com. Let's ride. Eligible items only. Exclusions apply. Gametime Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code LOCKEDONNBA for $20 off your first purchase. Last minute tickets. Lowest Price. Guaranteed. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. Ultimate Pro Basketball GM To download the game just visit probasketballgm.com or look it up on the app stores. Our listeners get a 100% free boost to their franchise when using the promo LOCKEDON (ALL CAPS) in the game store. PrizePicks First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Don't miss the chance to get your No Sweat First Bet up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Bonus Bets when you go FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tonight, on Trackside with Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin, they recap the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 with Marcus Ericsson finishing with the fastest lap speed of 229.607, highlight a driver that doesn't have the confidence right now in his car because there's a chance that he could get bumped this weekend, and how far back a driver can start and have a chance to win the race. Additionally, Kevin and Curt highlight the news of the day today involving Kyle Larson being at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, the situation between R.C. Enerson and Pato O'Ward during the practice session that almost ended badly for the two cars and announce that the Prime 47 Burger Bash VIP tickets are officially sold out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's time for more Star Wars Questions!! How do we articulate how much we love Star Wars to non-fans? What moments did Star Wars really grab us? What would our Star Wars character be and what would our action figures look like? Joseph Scrimshaw and Ken Napzok answer all this and more in the 563rd edition of ForceCenter!From the minds of Ken Napzok (comedian, host of The Blathering), Joseph Scrimshaw (comedian, writer, host of the Obsessed podcast), and Jennifer Landa (actress, YouTuber, crafter, contributor on StarWars.com) comes the ForceCenter Podcast Feed. Here you will find a series of shows exploring, discussing, and celebrating everything about Star Wars. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Listen on TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Follow ForceCenter!Watch on YouTube!Support us on PatreonForceCenter merch!All from ForceCenter: https://linktr.ee/ForceCenter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.