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There's something inherently artistic about living a human life, in all the ways we're called to respond creatively, sensitively, boldly to the conditions and relationships in the midst of which we find ourselves. But, for many of us, the 'artist in us' got suppressed by being unsupported, or unwelcome. So what would it be to reclaim our artistry and direct it towards the unfolding of life-giving possibilities in the world? And what would it be to be ones who can sincerely welcome the artistry in others, even when it (especially when it) challenges a way of understanding ourselves in the world that we my have clung onto for a long time? This week's Turning Towards Life is a conversation about generosity, welcome, creativity, and owning our lives in an expressive way. It's hosted as always by Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace. Here's a link to the details of the new Thirdspace Leading from Essential Self programme which we talked about in the previous episode and which is is coming up soon, and to our year-long Professional Coaching Course which begins in June 2022 Turning Towards Life is hosted by Thirdspace. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website, and you can also watch and listen on Instagram, YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify. Here's our source for this week: The Art Spirit, (Written in 1923, the pronouns reflect the period) “When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens the way for a better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it, shows there are still more pages possible.” by Robert Henri Photo by Danny Howe on Unsplash
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What we're gonna be chatting about on today's episode, is what is content. Unfortunately, if you're not creating content, you're not going to have a business in the future. In my opinion, there is no more important marketing mechanism, activity or anything, than to create content. Because if you're trying to message anyone without creating content, all you're really doing is selling your shit and you're landing on deaf ears. Content Creation is how you remain relevant amongst your audience, your databases, and how you keep the conversation going. Our guest today happens to be from Chicago, but certainly not all good content marketers come from Chicago ;). Her name is Mrs. Sarah Noel Block, and she has a company called Tiny Marketing. What she does is she focuses on content creation within the real estate space. Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeHow to stop getting your clients stolenCreating content even with a small teamDefine what content itResourcesLearn more about Sarah Noel BlockReal 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, where we're talking about today is something near and dear to my heart. Basically, the whole reason why I started to create this show about six weeks ago, and I'll lay the context over what we're going to be covering are six weeks ago, I mean, six fucking years ago, not six weeks, six years ago. But I'm going to lay the coverage about when I actually came up with the name real estate marketing dude, I was actually at a conference for Copyblogger in Denver and Copyblogger. Back in the day is Brian Clark's company, you probably know who he is. Brian Clark is Copyblogger used to be the number one blogging content marketing company, I think in the world, he's from training, they're at the forefront number. And at that conference, I was sitting at this conference, and it was at that conference that I saw, I forget who was speaking on stage, but I'm like, You know what, I'm going to call my company. And I'm going to call my podcast, real estate marketing dude, because I was sold on content marketing, but I wasn't sold on what my brand or identity was, until I came back from that conference. So folks, what we're gonna be chatting about on today's episode, is what is content. And unfortunately, if you're not creating content, you're not going to have a business in the future. In my opinion, there is no more important marketing mechanism, activity or anything, then to create content. Because if you're trying to message anyone without creating content, all you're really doing is selling your shit. And you're landing on deaf ears. Content Creation is how you remain relevant amongst your audience, your databases, and how you keep the conversation going. Because when you disappear, you become a closet agent. And that's when they start cheating on you with guys like me and everybody else. And that's what is going to happen. The eye buyers today are are aiming for your clients. Big tech is aiming for your clients, and everyone is aiming for your clients except you. If you're not creating content, you're gonna lose touch, not stay in touch with them. And this is going to be a very good episode. So we're gonna go ahead and introduce our guest today. She happens to be from Chicago, but certainly not all good content marketers come from Chicago, if you don't know. But her name is Mrs. Sarah Noel block, and she has a company called tidy marketing. And what she does is she focuses on content creation within the real estate space. So Sarah, go ahead and say hello, tell us a little bit about yourself. And let's get into this.Yeah, so I started working with real estate companies about 10 years ago to create their content. And I haven't looked back basically, I reached out to landlord ology, the because I was a real estate investor. And I said, Hey, do you guys need content? They did. So they hired me in it spun from there. I was working full time in marketing. And I built my business on the side as I was, as I was doing content for real estate service and SaaS companies. And now here I am two years later. Do you want to do it full time?And you're mainly creating content for the real estate industry? Those that correct? Yes. Okay. So we're going to start this off really easy, guys, we're gonna first define what content is. If you guys ever listened to the show for a while, you guys, if you don't know what the hell we do, yet, we create video content for you. So that everybody knows who the hell you are in your local community. But video content is just one form of content. There's a lot of content to create. Everything you do is content. Like everything you do even when you go on showings, that's content. So once you to find in your terms, what the hell's content for the real estate people?Yes, for the real estate people, it is how you educate and build trust with your audience. Man, I would say I think it's like 70% of the sales process is done before they ever reach out to somebody in sales. And all of that is done through content marketing, because you're teaching them how to solve their problem. And you're building trust by showing them you know how to solve that problem. It pretty much feeds all of your marketing.Can you go back and spend some time on this? 70 to 80% of people have already decided whether they're going to buy your shit, is that what you're saying?I am saying they have at least decided between you and one other company on if they're going to buy your shit. And then they'll reach out to you and that'll be the deciding factor on who they go with.So when a consumer is out there, just sort of I don't know just play in the real estate agents, agencies and say I'm going back into Chicago. I never sold real estate Chicago so I don't know any real estate agents in Chicago. And I'm thinking about moving back home to go closer to my parents. Let them watch the grandkids grow up. And I've sort of went on YouTube, I saw some one guy might like a little bit, I see another agent, I might like a little bit. What would I do next? As a consumer? Typically, they check out their websites and make a check out their YouTube channel, like what am I going to do?Oh, you're gonna do a deep dive, you're gonna go to Google. And you're going to start researching that person. See what social media they're on? Are they active on it? See what what's going on on their website? Are they regularly updating it? Do they have new houses listed on there? What do they tell me about their process for buying and selling? And that's, that's where it's gonna go next. Just like everybody else in the world. They're gonna go to Google and see what you have.Right, folks? Did you guys, let's get out of real estate for a second? I don't know. What's your favorite thing to do, Sarah? Like, what's your favorite thing to buy?Oh, my favorite thing to buy? Yeah,to buy or do and spend money on?Yeah, probably. Buy hiking,hiking before you go on. Alright, so let's just say that you came out to Southern California, you're going out the San Diego area. And there's a lot of really good hiking around here. What would you do first? Well, Iwas actually there last summer. And I hiked up the federal volcano that you have over there.I haven't been there yet. But I know you're talking about I even know the name of it. But I know you're talking abouthiking boots, I would make sure that I have the right hiking boots.And did you research it a little bit? And did you course,you know, I'm on Google trying to figure out like, when what are the best hiking boots for mountain climbing because I'm in the flatlands of Chicago? Oh, I know hiking is normally through a forest. So I need to know what the right hiking boots.You know, we call you guys out here now or they call us back home? They call it they call you guys Flatlanders Oh, thegiant mountainFlatlanders? No, she's, she's exactly right, you guys, like think about it, you're gonna be making one of the largest financial investments if you're buying and if you're selling, you're unloading one of your largest financial investments, you're not going to do that with John Doe, the stranger that you just met. At some, like randomly walking down the street, you're gonna do it someone you know, like and trust. But most importantly, I would say trust. What, walk me through, I'm sure you've done all kinds of research here. Do you have like a pattern that you've actually noticed or research of what consumers do specifically, when they're thinking about hiring a buyer's agent or a listing agent?Yeah, they start, they start by looking at, like, the questions to the problems that they're having. Like, let's say they've worked with a realtor before. And they were actually I had a customer interview for one of my clients just this morning. So I'm gonna use their example. They were working with a realtor. And they were super aggressive towards their, towards the buyers lender, like mean to them. And this person was see seed on those emails and saw how it was and just didn't like it didn't like the vibe. So then he started doing some research for outside realtors. And the first thing he did was, you know, Google realtors in the area and what he wanted, what he did was he looked at their videos to see what kind of vibe they had. And you start to feel like you know, someone when you watched enough of their videos, yes, you get a feel for their personality. And that's, that's why he did and ended up a good experience, obviously, otherwise, I wouldn't have interviewed him for this particular thing.Well, that's what most people you sort of hit on the head, like folks are not hiring you because you have a license in your pocket that allows you to legally collect money on a house you sold. They're hiring you because they feel comfortable, or they personally like you, like birds of a feather flock together. Guys, and people end up working with people that are really just like them, or somehow they relate to them. Because those are the people who remain on top of mine, aren't they?Yeah, and really, you just you want to spend time with people you like. So you're not going to hire somebody that you really just don't have a good vibe with.If you're sitting on the treadmill or you're sitting on the peloton, right now, think about the last 10 clients that you've literally helped buy or sell real estate. And then I want you to look and realize that why you've become friends with all of them isn't because that's a coincidence. It's because we all tracked like people People are always like, why am I drink a beer with my client again? That's because that's what I attracted right? Why am I like partying with this guy? Like I just sold this guy millionaire house why are we like a club right now? Well, that because that's who you attract guys. What what is let's go through some other forms of content. We know video guys, we don't need to harp on video even though if you want to we will. I want this to be about you. Not me. But what other typesof content written right now? Um because they're all looking like my clients are all looking to get found in Google faster. So we're doing a lot of either the show notes to go along with the videos or full blogs and community pages, so that they can get found for those problems that they're trying to solve. So, using the example from this customer interview I had this morning, he found her initially because he wanted an expert in his location. He, he was a real estate investor, and he had never actually lived in this house that he wanted to sell. So he's looking for an expert in Sacramento. And that's how we ended up finding her is because she did a lot of blogs on Sacramento area and the community. So he was able to find her because of that SEO juice.It was a long tailed. And can you explain what longtail means?Yeah, long tailed means like it. You're not looking at Sacramento realtors, that's a short tailed keyword. longtail would be like a longer question like realtors that are experts in x x neighborhood in Sacramento. And then your content will show up because you're creating a community page for that particular neighborhood. For example,when I was practicing in Chicago still and you guys could look at the website if you like it's it's botched now because I took down all my it's all messed up. But I still have content on there. It's called Chicago real estate dude. My number one performing piece that attracted a lot of clients was I'll give you I got ton of stories. One was Chicago closing costs, I ranked number one, I actually had the snippet back in the day. So I actually ranked where I got the snippet in Chicago closing costs, Buyer Closing costs, and Chicago seller closing costs. were my top three pieces of performing content. I had my blog up to 10,000 Organic hits a month, guys, 10,000. It's insane. I even ranked against realtor.com and homes.com and Zillow on neighborhood tours, terms like Buck town homes for sale and stuff like that. But it was because of how much content we were creating. And I knew how to SEO, the back end of them. But the thing that most people fail by is they think that if you're gonna go out and create a piece of content, like a blog, they're like, I want to get 100,000 hits. Sorry about that, is it?No and vote one, it's not going to happen overnight. And no, it's not about that. It's about getting the right heads. So yeah, people obsess over traffic. And the traffic count doesn't matter if the wrong people are going to your website, what you want is the right traffic going to your website and the right people finding you. And part of that is creating content that might be let's call it controversial, not really controversial, but shows your voice and who you really are shows your personality. Because you want as we were talking about before attracting the right people attracting people you would be friends with, you also want to repel the wrong people. So by showing your personality in that content, you're already like pushing off the people that you wouldn't really vibe with anyway.Yep, I do it every day on the show. Like people like you swear too much. Great. We're probably not gonna. Honestly, we're probably not gonna hang out anyway. So let's talk about a controversial topic. So we're doing a scripting class. If you guys were members and clients of ours, you guys would be on this class on Wednesday. But what it's going to be on there's relative content that's performing well on YouTube. And what she meant by controversial this is controversial. Is the San Diego real estate market headed for a crash? That's going to be the topic of conversation, because that's what's performing well on YouTube. Now real estate agents are gonna be like, Oh, my God, that's, you're gonna say the markets going for a crash? It's always supposed to go up. I thought. No, guys, you want controversial stuff? Because that's what people get pay attention to.Yeah. Clickable people are like, Well, is it click?Yep. 100%. What other types of written content and blogs do you see? neighborhood? You mentioned? A couple of neighborhood pages?Yeah. Yeah. And it depends on what type of buyer you're trying to attract. So if you're, I mean, I think in any industry, if you niche down, you're better off and you're, it's easier to attract people. So let's say your bread and butter is real estate investors, you'd want to write content all around real estate investing, and maybe how to automate being a landlord how to find properties. When you are a long distance landlord, items like that. Basically, you want to create, like a content cluster, where you have a specific content piece that's really long like a guide, and then a lot of little branches that come out from it that are subtopics from within there. And by connecting all of those, that's how you rank higher in Google.So internal internally linking and all that.Yeah, connecting the dots. their internal linking helps with SEO. And it also helps your customers that are on your website find the content that they need.And why do you think more people don't? I know from the blogging, but why do you have more people that do it sounds easy.Because it's not, it takes a lot of time. It's, it's time consuming. And at least my clients, they all have small teams, they either have a fractional team, where they have like a team of freelancers that will work with them, or they have one like one internal person that helps with their marketing, or it's just them. Yeah. And that's really hard. When you're creating content, it's time consuming, it takes about eight hours to create a blog post, that's going to rank and that's, that's where people struggle. But if you create systems to be able to consistently create your content, it becomes a lot easier. And it's kind of like a snowball effect, because you can play off of the other pieces.So it's something that you do over time. And I think a lot of people just are instant gratification salespeople where they need to see something work right now. But they won't put the time into it's how much videos you guys. Like I tell people all the time video, always pencils, it always works. It always has an insane ROI. But just sometimes it might take six months for you to build that brand, especially if you're a newer agent. Or it might take one month, you just don't know. But it always works. As long as you do it and you stay consistent with it.Consistency is key it when I was building my business, the first thing I thought is I need to build my personal brand beyond my corporate life. So I mean, it only took six months to create enough of a following that I had a full roster of clients. And it was just a combination of showing up regularly on social media with video and with written content and then PR being able to connect with like podcasts like this. There's a dog in my yard right now just walking by my window. That's not my dog.Make sure make sure it's not a coyote firstconfuse his Dog Mattis. Where was I? Oh, Pr Pr partnerships like being on podcast guest blogging and in publications that your audience is reading and answering questions on Haro help a report a Reporter Out. Those were the first things that I did when I was trying to build my brand. And then from there, I created like episodic content, where just kind of roles like a podcast, a live stream show. It's the easiest way to show up consistently because you have that routine down.Yep. Well, most times, like I don't know what I was listening to this weekend, but I think it was a church to be honest with you. She said 21 wants to do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. I've heard. Like I just literally had that happen in church, my son Okay, here. Yeah,yeah. Okay. So that's why I'm muting myself.So like 21 days you do something and becomes a habit. And I think what a lot of people don't realize or see, even today is that a lot of people don't realize that. This isn't hard. It's just new for most people. And where a lot of agents traditionally, would spend that one to three hours or four hours a month, prospecting or doing something to generate business. They just don't look at their business today, the same way or content creation around the same day content creation, you guys is modern day prospecting. It just doesn't come with immediate gratification.No, it doesn't. It doesn't. But like, okay, let's say you set up a system where you're like, Okay, I commit to creating one, one video a month. And you start from there, repurpose that, start editing it down into micro videos, see if you can use it on social media, repurposing it on there, take that audio, make it a podcast, you could hire a freelance writer and have them write a blog post based off of the highlights of that video. You can really Snowball from just one piece of core content.Let's go into multi purposing. Tell me how you typically do it. What do you how do you multipurpose content and walk us through that a little bit more?Yeah, I'm a huge fan of doing that. So I have a live stream show every two weeks. And my process for that is I take that live stream. And I'll break it down. So it becomes a series. I'll interview an expert. And we have three learning objectives in that conversation during the interview. I'll break it down so then it's a three part series. So then I'm already creating this episodic content which is pretty bingeable Because If you're like, Okay, well what happens next click Next. And then from that series, I'll take that and convert the audio file from there into a podcast. So those are three extra podcast episodes. And then I'll take those learning objectives that I had in the initial interview. And I'll break that down into a longer form guide that's written. And then do the content cluster thing that I was talking about where we take the little sections of each of those guides and create a, a blog post from it. And then obviously, you have your social media from all of those pieces, that's like 12 pieces already, and an email for each of those pieces. So if you already like 20x Step,there you go, well done. I think I see a lot of agents or even mortgage people that when they create a piece of content, they'll just sort of let it die in the newsfeed. They don't multipurpose it at all. And I'm like, What the hell is the point of that? Like, well, you don't you know, you could recycle. And here's the thing to like, love some people that don't have. Here's another good tip, guys, there's like, let's just say you're doing a video. And the videos you created six months ago, I could promise you that nobody has ever remembered about them. You can just repurpose them and just repost them they're gonna think it's brand new. Sure, brand new video, people overthink this stuff so much. It's about being present. Yes, it is. It'sabout showing up in the feeds. And no, people are not going to remember social media has like a 24 hour lifecycle, so repost use, I, what I like to do is the first time I post something, I post it live and natively, and then I'll put it into my social media automation and just recycle it from there.Yep, I agree. What do you I mean, if you were to pick different types of content for people in the real estate industry, what would you rank them? In? If they're like what type to create? Podcasts I get a lot of people say podcasts, podcasts or video or blogs or just sharing cool shit stories reels, tick tock, which is what do you see?That is a good question. Um, do I have to pick like one that the top there's a couple, I would, I would say, showing that you can solve their problem is the most important thing. And they're going to find you probably you'll, you'll hit the most pieces of the no luck. Try the know, like trust factor with video first. So I would start there. Because they get to know who you are, and they get to learn something from you. And then I would go with written next because you'll get more SEO juice from it, you do get a decent amount from from video as long as you're doing like some good Show Notes Pages, some in depth descriptions on YouTube. But blogs are a good way to really get that impact from from those longtail SEO. So I'm gonna go with that next.And then for longtail you like like the areas are like neighborhoods, areas, places community. What other types of long form content are you seeing? Yeah,that does really well. And around your buyers specific issues. So I do a lot around landlords and acquiring new properties and processes for managing multiple properties when you're a real estate investor. So it depends who your target audiences. But if you're like direct to consumer, typical homebuyer, yeah, those community guides do really well. And any content that helps people understand the process of buying and selling a little bit better. Because that might be brand new, or they might not have sold a house and bought a new one in 20 years. And they need to relearn that process.What about listings? Everyone's always like, what do I do for listings? What do I do for listings? I tell them, sir, hang around people who own houses. But what do I do? What kind of content am I going to pick up for listings?Yeah, I always had a good luck with telling the stories with it that connect people. So so many times you'll read these listings, and it's just like four bedrooms, two baths, blah, blah, blah. But I would bring in stories like the basement used to be a speakeasy or some some interesting fact about the house or the neighborhood that draws people in. Like my house. Like 10 years ago, the basement was an ice cream shop in the 1950s. So when I was at Um, when I was renting it out, that was when like, I had a story about that. And there,that's cool. So oh, well, a lot of times agents was like just listed just sold. I said this on the show recently, there's a meme going around, of how real estate agents market their business. And it's like if a if a doctor was a real estate agent, and it shows a doctor saying, holy and all these, like $100 bills, but I just perform heart surgery. And it's like, folks, people, like, you gotta have to HGTV your sales process, you don't need to like, tell me about how much money you made today. And said, Tell me about the story of the person you help. Like, it's so easy. It's right in front of us. Yes. But yet people like go the opposite way with it. I'm like, What are you guys doing?Yes, that's another thing that I meant to bring up is you can build trust by bringing in your customer stories into into the conversation. Like one of my clients, I wrote a story about how the customer had, he was a first time home buyer and a veteran. So like the story that went along with that, because it was it complicated the process. And it was really interesting, we got a lot of engagement on that. But bringing in stories and customer perspectives, testimonials are always great.Another one you guys can try is like say what the market conditions the way they are. Tell the success story of the sale. So be like this seller, this house, like we had a house in our neighborhood sold a million dollars over list price, like what the fuck who does that million dollars, over a million over list last. And like that I would I would have wrote, I would have wrote a story of something along the lines like this property literally sold. And that's not every day that a property sells a million dollars over list price, but this one did. And if you guys circulate the people who are going to be reading that are potential people who might be selling, they're excited to learn that their house is worth more than what it really is today. So showing case studies of properties have sold, I also seen the flip side work well of I need a buyer but tell you the story of the buyer who's searching for a house in the area, that there's just nothing available for but both of them have a story in common guys, is what I'm getting at story content.Yeah, if you think about it, like as a story, the customer, they always think of themselves as the hero of the story. So you need to make sure that they are front and center in that content and can picture themselves in that place. Like, oh, shit, that was that was me. I had, like, I'll talk about an example one of my clients had from a couple years ago, when real estate was a little bit harder. It was it was less about like you couldn't sell a house. And he had an offer and and it flopped just didn't go through at the end. And how the real estate agent had backup offers ready because she knew that it was likely going to happen. And she got them to match the original offer stories like that, because you're like, I was there if that happened to me. And that sucked. And but she was able to solve it and get the same amount of money. Yep. Yep.I mean, that's what it's all about you guys at the end of the day is demonstrating your involvement in the transaction through the form of story. More people will follow it. But demonstration of what you do not a brag reel of what you do, there's nothing more bigger return off than somebody being like I've made a bunch of money today, at least in today's world, people don't like that anymore. That's just the way it is guys. Any other closing thoughts here that you want to mention anything with content, that closing words of advice for some of these people? Yeah.If you just start with one thing that you're willing to commit to, on a regular basis, it will work out if you just set that routine, even if it's a small routine. And just like my business, a tiny, tiny little habit that you have in creating content, it will add up over time and it will be helpful even if you feel like it's not moving the needle now it willI agree. Why don't you tell them where they can find you website in case you guys need help with your content creation services? I'm sure you can help understand what you do.Yes, so I work with real estate service and Sass companies in creating their content marketing. And you can find me at Sarah Noel block.com and anywhere on social Sarah Noel block.Appreciate it, Sarah. Excellent show. And thank you guys for listening to this episode of the real estate marketing podcast what you guys have to realize if you get anything out of this show today, just realize everything you're doing this content. At the very bare minimum you should be taking pictures of cool kitchens, views, baths, bedrooms, kitchens, the bare minimum because every time you do you're reminding everyone what you do for a living, so don't overthink this thing, but if you want to step it up, once you start doing things on video, what happens is you get more eyeballs and with more eyeballs because more conversations with more conversations comes more clients and business down the road. So it doesn't happen overnight. But it does happen and it does happen every time unless people don't like you. Sara, would you agree that's the only time this thing doesn't work.That's true, people might not like you. And there's nothing that either Ross can help you with that folks,you might be in the wrong damn business. But as long as you're still listening to show chances are that's very seldom. So what I want you to do next is go to real estate marketing do.com and schedule a demo with me if you do want to talk about getting this content on video, we script we edit, we distribute and we put you on the map in your area. We do everything all I need from you is two to four hours a month, and the rest will be done for you. That's www dot real estate marketing.com Thanks for listening other episode and make sure you subscribe to our show channel, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and we appreciate you guys listening. See you guys 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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This Saturday we're going down the rabbit hole! Who is stopping you from learning about real estate investing? Conspiracy theories, government cover-ups... aliens?! Maybe it's all of the above.But when you actually take a look at our systems, whether it be the government or the world system at large, there are unfair rules and legislation in place that prevent a lot of people from learning about real estate investing. And oftentimes, these rules are put in place by the ultra-wealthy, and guess what they're all investing in... real estate!We all know interest rates are rising, not by a whole lot, but still... they're trending up!We unpack all of this and more on this week's episode of Multifamily Investing Made Simple, In Under 10 Minutes.Tweetable Quotes:"The world, including these businesses regulations, the government, is actively stopping you from learning about investing in real estate." – Anthony Vicino"They'll take care of your money for you because you're too dumb to even hope to understand." – Dan KruegerLEAVE A REVIEW if you liked this episode!!Keep up with the podcast! Follow us on Apple, Stitcher, Google, and other podcast streaming platforms.To learn more, visit us at https://invictusmultifamily.com/**Want to learn more about investing with us?**We'd love to learn more about you and your investment goals. Please fill out this form and let's schedule a call: https://invictusmultifamily.com/contact/**Let's Connect On Social Media!**LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11681388/admin/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/invictuscapitalventures/YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Lc0ctXReview contest, through March
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On today's episode, Kunle is joined by Mathieu Mireault, Co-founder of Dermadry, a world-leading manufacturer of iontophoresis machines for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. There are products that need more than an Ad on Facebook, Google on Instagram to hit that buy button. Some brands need more exposure or old-fashioned word of mouth to garner the customer's attention. Dermadry is a world-leading manufacturer of iontophoresis machines. Their whole product revolves around those suffering from hyperhidrosis, a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating. With such an unusual product, going to market is an expected challenge but by going further beyond the borders of the usual digital means, they have found a way around one-sided ads. Their secret? Affiliate marketing. In this episode, Kunle and Mathieu talk about the genesis of Dermadry. You will get to hear about the best strategy for effective affiliate marketing. This is a great episode for business owners and marketers looking to up their game to further their company and product's digital presence. -----------SPONSORS:This episode is brought to you by: WayflyerAs you continue to grow your eCommerce business, access to growth capital will increasingly play a significant role in achieving and surpassing your financial goals.Why should you give up equity or pay high interest rates to grow your business?There is a new way to access growth capital that transforms eCommerce businesses.Wayflyer has shaken the way eCommerce operators access working capital.With a dedication to only DTC eCommerce businesses, Wayflyer will fund you on a fairer “fund as you grow” model, meaning if your sales slow down, so does the amount you transfer back..There is just a simple fee and the funds you need to grow are deposited to your account instantly.It's worth checking out – Wayflyer.com Klaviyo This episode is brought to you by Klaviyo – a growth marketing platform that powers over 25,000 online businesses. Direct-to-Consumer brands like ColourPop, Huckberry, and Custom Ink rely on Klaviyo. Klaviyo helps you own customer experience and grow high-value customer relationships right from a shopper's first impression through to each subsequent purchase, Klaviyo understands every single customer interaction and empowers brands to create more personalized marketing moments. Find out more on klaviyo.com/2x. Gorgias This episode is brought to you by Gorgias, the leading helpdesk for Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce merchants. Gorgias combines all your communication channels including email, SMS, social media, live chat, and phone into one platform. This saves your team hours per day & makes managing customer orders a breeze. It also integrates seamlessly with your existing tech stack, so you can access customer information and even edit, return, refund, or create an order right from your helpdesk. Go to Gorgias.com and mention 2x eCommerce Podcast for two months free. Recharge This episode is brought to you by Recharge, the leading subscriptions payment solution for Shopify merchants. Recharge helps eCommerce merchants of all sizes launch and scale subscription offerings. Recharge powers the growth of over 15,000 subscription merchants and their communities—turning one-time transactions into long-term customer relationships. Turn transactions into relationships and experience seamless subscription commerce with Recharge. Find out more on rechargepayments.com/2x.
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Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 3 - Edna Pontellier Battles The Forces Without Only To Meet The Forces Within! Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This is our third episode discussing Kate Chopin's controversial novella, The Awakening. Week 1 we introduced Chopin, her life and the book itself. We talked about what a stir it made during her lifetime ultimately resulting in it being forgotten and then rediscovered midway through the 20th century. Last week, we spent all of our time on the vacation resort island of Grand Isle. We met Mr. ad Mrs. Pontellier, as well as the two women who represent got Edna, our protagonist, two alternating lifestyles. Edna Pontellier, we were quick to learn, is not a happily married woman. Her husband is outwardly kind to her, but readers are told outright that love and mutual respect was never part of the arrangement between these two. Edna is indulged by Mr. Pontellier, for sure. He gives her anything she wants in terms of money or material, but in exchange, she is his ornament, an expensive hobby, a pet even- something to be prized- or as Ibsen would describe it- a beautiful doll for his doll house. The story starts in the summer at the vacation resort town of Grand Isle, Louisiana. While vacationing on the island, Edna Pontellier experiences what Chopin terms “the awakening”. She awakens to the understanding that she is not a pet or a doll in the doll house, and just like Nora in the The Doll's House, she decides she really doesn't want to be one anymore. No, I guess if that were the only thing to this story, we'd have to say, Sorry Kate, Ibsen beat you by about 20 years. In Ibsen's story, Nora awakens when her husband, Torvald, turns on her over money. That's a good point, what awakens Edna in this book is not a marital crisis over money. It is a crisis that awakens her, and it totally informs how she views her marriage, but it is a crisis concerning her husband at all that is the catalyst. She is awakened to her own humanity by discovering her own sensuality. I want to highlight that this awakening isn't overtly sexually provoked. No man comes in and seduces Edna; she does not go off with a wild vacation crew. She is left vulnerable, if you want to think about it that way, because of loveless marriage, but she is sensually and emotionally provoked through three very different relationships- all of which affect her physically as well as emotionally. The first is with a Creole woman, Adele Ratigntole, one with a younger Creole man, Robert LeBrun, and the third with the provocative music of Madame Reisz. Experiences with these three awaken something in Edna that encourages maybe even forces her to rebel- rebel against her husband, against the culture, against the person she has always been, against the roles she has played, against everything that she has ever known. The problem is- rebellion only takes you so far. You may know what you DON'T want, but does that help you understand what you DO? And this is Edna's problem. Where do we go from here? And so, in chapter 17, we return with the Pontellier's to their home in New Orleans. And, as we have suggested before, New Orleans is not like any other city in America, and it is in these cultural distinctives of Creole life at the turn of the century that Chopin situates our protagonist. But before we can understand some of the universal and psychological struggles Chopin so carefully sketches for us, we need to understand a little of the culture of this time period and this unusual place. Garry, tell us a little about this world. What is so special about Esplanade Street? Well, one need only Google tourism New Orleans and a description of Esplanade street will be in the first lists of articles you run into. Let me read the opening sentence from the travel website Neworleans.com One of the quietest, most scenic and historic streets in New Orleans, Esplanade Avenue is a hidden treasure running through the heart of the city. From its beginning at the foot of the Mississippi River levee to its terminus at the entrance of City Park, Esplanade is a slow pace thoroughfare with quiet ambiance and local charm. According to this same website, Esplanade Street, during the days of Chopin, functioned as “millionaire row”- which, of course is why the Pontelliers live there. It actually forms the border between the French Quarter and the less exclusive Faubourg Marigny. At the turn of the last century it was grand and it was populated by wealthy creoles who were building enormous mansions meant to compete with the mansions of the “Americans” on St. Charles Avenue. “The Americans”? Yes, that was the term for the non-Creole white people. The ones that descended from the British or came into New Orleans from other parts of the US. Esplanade Street was life at its most grand- there is no suffering like you might find in other parts of New Orleans. The Pontelliers were wealthy; they were glamorous; these two were living competitively. The first paragraph of chapter 17 calls the Pontellier mansion dazzling white. And the inside is just as dazzling as the outside. Mrs. Pontellier's silver and crystal were the envy of many women of less generous husbands. Mr. Pontellier was very proud of this and according to our sassy narrator loved to walk around his house to examine everything. He “greatly valued his possessions. They were his and I quote “household gods.” The Pontelliers had been married for six years, and Edna over this time had adjusted to the culture and obligations of being a woman of the competitive high society of Creole New Orleans. One such obligation apparently centered around the very serious etiquette of calling cards and house calls. This is something we're familiar with, btw, since we watch Bridgerton. It was something we saw in Emma, too. Garry, talk to us about the very serious social business of calling cards. Well, this is first and foremost a European custom during this time period. It started with simple cards designed to announce a person's arrival, but as in all things human, it grew and grew into something much larger and subtextual- and of course, with rules. During the Victorian era, the designs on the cards as well as the etiquette surrounding were elaborate. A person would leave one's calling card at a friend's house, and by friend meaning a person in your community- you may or may not actually be friends. Dropping off a card was a way to express appreciation, offer condolences or just say hello. If someone moved into the neighborhood, you were expected to reach out with a card, and a new arrival was expected to do the same to everyone else. The process would involve putting the card on an elaborate silver tray in the entrance hall. A tray full of calling cards was like social media for Victorians- you were demonstrating your popularity. For example, if we were doing this today, we would have a place in the entrance of our home, and we'd make sure the cards of the richest or most popular people we knew were on to. We would want people who dropped off cards to be impressed by how many other callers we had AND how impressive our friends were. The entire process was dictated by complicated social rules, and as Leonce explains to Edna, to go against these rules could mean social suicide. It could also mean financial suicide because business always has a human component. The function of an upper class woman would be to fulfil a very specific social obligation and this involved delivering and accepting these calling cards. Every woman would have a specific day where she would make it known she was receiving cards, and the other ladies would go around town to pay house calls. In some cases, a woman might remain in her carriage while her groom would take the card to the door. During the Regency era like in Jane Austen's day, there was a system of bending down the corner of the card if you were there in person, and not if you were sending it, but by Chopin's day, I'm not sure if that was still a thing. The main thing was that the card would be dropped off on this special silver tray. If it were a first call, the caller might only leave a card. But, if you were calling on the prescribed day, the groom would further inquire if the lady of the house were home. A visit would consist of about twenty minutes of polite conversation. It was important that if someone called on you, you must reciprocate and call on then on their visiting day. Well, the Tuesday they get back, Edna leaves the house on her reception day and does not receive any callers- a social no-no. In fact, as we go through the rest of the book, she never receives callers again. This is an affront to the entire society, and an embarrassment to her husband; it's also just bad for business, as Mr. Pontellier tries to explain to his wayward wife, let's read this exchange. “Why, my dear, I should think you'd understand by this time that people don't do such things; we've got to observe “les convenances” if we ever expect to get on and keep up with the procession. If you felt that you had to leave this afternoon, you should have left some suitable explanation for your absences. One thing I find interesting. Mr. Pontellier assumes that Mrs. Pontellier is on the same page on wanting the same things as he wants, and what he wants is to keep up with the procession. They'd been doing this for the last six years, and doing it well. Another thing I notice is that he doesn't rail at her for skipping out. Mr. Pontellier, unlike her father, even as we progress through the rest of the book, is not hard on her at all. In fact, he's indulgent. The problem in the entire book is not that he's been overtly abusive or cruel. Read the part where he tries to kind of help her fix what he considers to be a serious social blunder. Page 60 Well, if taken in isolation, this exchange doesn't seem offensive, and I might even have taken sides with Mr. Pontellier if it weren't back to back with this horrid scene of him complaining about his dinner then walking out to spend the rest of the evening at the club where he clearly spends the majority of his time. You have to wonder what is going on at that club, but beyond that. Edna is again left in sadness. “She went and stood at an open window and looked out upon the deep tangle of tea garden below”. (On an aside, if you've read Chopin's story, the story of an hour, you should recognize the language here and the image of this open window). Anyway,, Here again we have another image of a caged bird, or a person who is looking out in the world but not feeling a part of it. “She was seeing herself and finding herself in just sweet half-darkness which met her moods. But the voices were not soothing that came to her from the darkness and the sky above and the stars. They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of home. She turned back into the room and began to walk to and from down its whole length, without stopping, without resting. She carried in her hands a thin handkerchief, which she tore into ribbons, rolled into a ball, and flung from her. Once she stopped, and taking off her wedding ring, flung it upon the carpet. When she saw it there, she stamped her heel upon it, striving to crush it. But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet. In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth. She wanted to destroy something. The crash and the clatter were what she wanted to hear.” She's clearly angry…and not just because Mr. Pontellier complained about the food and walked out of the house. She's angry about everything. Never mind the fact that we are never told what goes on at this club, but there are several indications in different parts of the book that Mr. Pontellier may be doing other things besides smoking cigars in crowded rooms. Adele even tells Edna that she disapproves of Mr. Pontellier's club. She goes on to say, “It's a pity Mr. Pontellier doesn't stay home more in the evenings. I think you would be more- well, if you don't me my saying it- more united.” Although I will add, Edna quickly replies, “'Oh dear no!' What should I do if he stayed home? We wouldn't have anything to say to each other.” - the fact remains that MR. Pontelier does not see any need to nurture any sort of human or intimate relationship with Edna- theirs comes across as a cordial business arrangement, at best, with Edna in the position of employee. True, and although I don't know if this is the right place to point this out, but in terms of the sexual indiscretions that may or may not be going on when Mr. Pontellier is at the club, there is likely a lot in the culture at large going on under the surface that a person from the outside wouldn't immediately be aware of. Edna is naïve at first to all that goes on in her Victorian-Creole world. There just is no such thing as “lofty chastity” amongst the Creole people, or any people I might add, although Edna initially seems to believe that in spite of all the sexual innuendo in the language, nothing sexual was ever going on. There are just too many indications otherwise in the story that that is not the case. The reader can see it, even though Edna cannot. True, and if you didn't catch it on Grand Isle, in the city, it is more obvious, and the farther along we go in the story, it gets more obvious as well. Mrs. James Highcamp is one example. She has married an “American” but uses her daughter as a pretext for cultivating relationships with younger men. This is so well-known that Mr. Pontellier tells Edna, after seeing her calling card, that the less you have to do with Mrs. Highcamp the better. But she's not the only example. Victor basically details an encounter with Edna of being with a prostitute he calls “a beauty” when she comes to visit his mother..ending with the phrase that she wouldn't comprehend such things. And of course, most obviously there is the character Arobin with whom Edna eventually does get sexually involved, but his reputation has clearly preceded him. Well, Edna's awakening to all of this would explain part of her anger, but there is more to Edna's awakening then just Leonce, or the new culture she's a part of, or really any outside factor. Yes, and it is in the universality of whatever is going on inside of Edna that we find ourselves. That's what's so great about great literature- the setting can be 120 years ago, but our humanity is still our humanity. I agree and love that, but let's get back to her setting for a moment. I think it's worth mentioning that the 19th century culture of the Creole people in New Orleans is messy and complicated in its own unique way. It's fascinating, but for those who are not of the privileged class, life was often a harsh reality. The world, especially in the South, was problematic for people of mixed race heritage. So, and this is more true the closer we get to the Civil War and the Jim Crow era, but those who called themselves “white creoles” had a problem because of the large existence of the free people of mixed race ancestry in New Orleans. There was a strong outside pressure to maintain this illusion of racial purity, but the evidence suggests this simply wasn't reality. Let me throw out a few numbers to tell you what I'm talking about. From 1782-1791, the St. Louis Catholic Church in New Orleans recorded 2688 births of mixed race children. Now that doesn't seem like a large number, but let me throw this number out- that same congregation at that time same only records 40 marriages of black or mixed race people. Now, I know Catholics are known for having large families, but I'm not sure 20 women can account for 2688 births. No, something feels a little wrong. That number suggests another explanation may be in order. Exactly, and by 1840 that number grows from 2688 to over 20,000 with mixed raced Creoles representing 18% of the total population of residents of New Orleans. And if that doesn't convince you, here's another indicator, during this same period many many free women of color were acquiring prime real estate in New Orleans under their own names. These women had houses built and passed estates on to their children, but notice this detail, the children of these mixed-raced women had different last names then their mothers. We're not talking about small amounts of property here. By 1860 $15 million dollars worth of property was in the name of children with last names that were not the same as that of their mothers, oh and by the way, a lot of that property was in the neighborhood where Edna rents her pidgeon house just around the corner from Esplanade street- in other words around the corner and walking distance from millionaire row. Well, that's really interesting, and I guess, does add a new dimension to the subtext in the language for sure. Well, it does, and it is likely something readers of the day would have certainly understood, more than we do 100 years later when the stakes of identifying as being of mixed raced heritage are not the difference between freedom and slavery. But beyond just that, it's an example of cultures clashing. Edna represents an outwardly prudish Puritan culture coming into a society that is French, Spanish and Caribbean- very different thinking. This is a de-facto multi-cultural world; it's Catholic; it's French-speaking; it's international. She doesn't understand what she's seeing. And in that regard, her own situational reality is something she's realizing she is only beginning to understand, and she comes into it all very gradually. She is not, in Adele's words, “One of them.” In fact, there may have been irony in the narrator in Grand Isle suggesting that Robert LeBrun's relationships every summer were platonic. His relationship with the girl in Mexico we will see most certainly is not, but nor was his relationship with Mariequeita on Grand Isle, the girl they meet on the day they spent together. Indeed. You may be right- perhaps there is a real sense that Edna has been blind, and perhaps not just to her husband but by an entire society that presents itself one way but in reality is something entirely different altogether. When she visits Adele and her husband at their home, everything seems perfect- of course. Adele is the perfect woman with this perfect life. Adele is beautiful. Her husband adores her. The Ratignolle's marriage is blissful, in fact to use the narrator's words, “The Ratignolles' understood each other perfectly. If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.” Do you think it's sarcasm again? Was it truly perfect, or just presenting itself to be perfect? It's really hard to tell. Maybe they have worked out a great life together. I think there is a lot in this passage to suggest they are truly happy together. Edna even expresses that their home is much happier than hers. She quotes that famous Chinese proverb “Better a dinner of herbs”. The entire quote is “Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.”- meaning her house has better food but she thinks of it as a hateful place- whereas this place is the opposite. Poor thing- she sees her reality for what it is. I still see a little sarcasm in the narrator's language, but even if Adele is every bit as perfect as she seems, and even if her home is every bit as perfect as it seems, and even if her husband is every bit as perfect as he seems, in the most real of ways, that could all be true and it wouldn't matter. E Precisely, The Ratignole's life can be every bit as perfect as it appears. and it wouldn't make Edna want it any more. Edna leaves Adele's happy home, realizing that even if she could have it it's not the life she wants. She wouldn't want that world even if Leonce loved her. It's just not for her. The problem is, that's as far as she's gotten with her problem solving. All she knows is what she DOESN'T want. Her new world is a world of negation. She wants to quit, and so she does. She absolutely disregards all her duties to the point that it finally angers Leonce enough to confront her. “It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family.” An atelier is an artist studio. It' seems Edna has left all the responsibilities she had as a housewife as well as a mother. And let me add, Edna was never dusting, cooking, or bathing her children. She has several house keepers and nannies. But now, she's not even overseeing what others are doing. Instead, she's devoting herself entirely to painting. And surprisingly, Leonce doesn't even have a problem with that in and of itself. Edna tells her husband, “I feel like painting.” To which he responds, “Then in God's name paint! But don't let the family go to the devil. There's Madame Ratignolle, because she keeps up her music, she doesn't let everything else go to chaos. And she's more of a musician than you are a painter.” Yikes, that may be honest, but it does come across as a little harsh. I know. I think it's kind of a funny line. To which, Edna has an interesting comeback- it's like she knows it's not about the painting. She says, “It isn't on account of the painting that I let things go.” He asks her then why she's let everything go, but she has no answer. She says she just doesn't know. Garry, do you want to take a stab at what's going on with Edna? Well, I do want to tread carefully. What is fascinating about this book is not so much that Chopin is arguing for any specific course of action, or warning against any specific set of behaviors. She doesn't condemn Edna for anything, not even the affair she will have with Arobin. Instead of judging, Chopin, to me, seems to be raising questions. And it is the questions that she raises that are so interesting. Edna is desperately trying to rewrite the narrative of her life. There is no question about that. But that is an artistic endeavor, in some ways like painting or singing. I guess we can say Chopin is blending her metaphors here. Edna doesn't want to be a parrot and copy, but she's living her life exactly the way she is painting- it's uncontrolled; it's undisciplined; it's impulsive. I'd also say, it's rather unoriginal. There is no doubt that the social roles offered to her are restrictive. There's no doubt her marriage is a problem, but as we get farther into the story, it's hard to believe that even if all of these problems could be rectified that Edna would be able define a life for herself. We, as humans, are always more than a reaction to the social and cultural forces in our world- I hate to get back to the word we used last week, but I can't get away from it. Even under strict social norms, which I might add, Edna is NOT under for her time period- she is after all one of the most privileged humans on planet Earth at that particular time in human history, but even if she were under severe restrictions, she, as a human, still has agency- we all do. Yes- and to use Chopin's words from chapter 6, Mrs Pontellier was beginning to realize her position as an individual as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world WITHIN and about her. I think that Edna is like the rest of us in that it's easier to understand and manage the world about us as opposed to the world within. At least I can SEE the world about me- how can I see within? How can I understand myself? And so Edna goes to the world of Madame Reisz having discarded the world of Adele Ratignolle- the world of art, the world of the artist- which is where Edna goes in chapter 21. I would argue that she sees it as the polar opposite of Adele's reality. There is the Adele version of being a woman- a totally objectified, sexualized but mothering type of woman= versus this version of womanhood who is basically asexually. Perhaps Madame Reisz isn't a woman at all- she's an artist. Except that world, the world of the artist, comes with its own share of difficulties nevermind that it is simply more uncomfortable. Reisz' house is described as “dingy”. There's a good deal of smoke and soot. It's a small apartment. There's a magnificent piano, but no elegant food or servants or silver trays for calling cards. She cooks her meals on a gasoline stove herself. Let me quote here, “it was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years use.” True, but there is also the music and when the music filled the room it floated out upon the night, over the housetops, the crescent of the river, losing itself in the silence of the air and made Edna sob. The art is otherworldly, and there is something to that. Something attractive maybe even metaphysical. I want to talk about Kate Chopin's choice of music. I don't think we noted this in episode one, but Chopin was an accomplished pianist. She played by ear and read music. She held parties, almost identical to the ones she described Madame Ratignole throwing in the book with dancing and card playing. Music was a very big deal to Kate Chopin, so when she includes specific music in her writing, she's not just dropping in commonly used songs, she uses artists she likes for specific reasons, and in this novel, the pianist Frederic Chopin is selected intentionally- and not because he has the same last name, although I did check that out- they are not related. Garry, as a musician yourself, what can you tell us about Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer and pianist? Well, let me make this comparison, Frederic Chopin's music in his day was the pelvis gyrating Elvis' Rock in Roll of his day. It was provocative. 19th century attitudes towards this type of harmony driven romantic music would seem hysterical to us. They were seen as sensual and a destructive force, especially for women. This may even be Chopin's sassy narrator playing with us again- Frederic Chopin's music is definitely driving sensuality in Edna. To say Kate Chopin is using it ironically is likely taking it too far, but I don't know, maybe not. This narrator has been ironic before. The main undeniable connection is that Madame Reisz plays Impromptus. Impromptus are improvisational music. Frederic Chopin wrote only four of them in his career. The one Kate selects here is called Fantasie-Impromptu in C minor- it's the only one in a minor key that he ever wrote. You can pull it up on Spotify and hear it for yourself. It is full of rhythmical difficulties. It's very difficult to play. It's quick and full of emotion. There is banging on low notes at times, thrills and rolling notes going faster and slower at others points. Frederic Chopin, by the way, was a very temperamental person and in some ways shares a lot of the personality quirks of Madame Reisz. But he did have an interesting philosophy about music that I really like and does connect to our book. He is recorded to have said this, “words were born of sounds; sounds existed before words…Sounds are used to make music just as words are used to form language. Thought is expressed through sounds. And undefined human utterance is mere sound; the art of manipulating sounds is music.” Interesting, music is thoughts as sounds. I like the expression “undefined human utterance” especially in regard to Edna because she absolutely cannot get her thoughts out nor is she willing to share then with anyone. She expresses more than once that her inner world was hers and hers alone. She can't get her thoughts out when she talks to Adele; she can't get them out when she talks to her husband, and she can't get them out even with Madame Reisz which would have been a very safe space for her to express herself. At the end of chapter 21, she's sobbing at the music and holding in her hands a letter from Robert LeBrun crumpled and damp with tears. It would have helped her to have found someone to talk to, maybe the Dr. Mandelet that Leonce goes to in chapter 22 for advice about how to help his wife. What we find out from Leonce's conversation is that Edna has withdrawn from every single person in her world. She won't even go to her sister's wedding. What the doctor sees when he goes to dinner at their house is a very outwardly engaging woman but an inwardly withdrawn one. The Doctor wonders if she's having an affair, but she isn't. She is, to use the title of the book, One Solitary Soul. As a human being, there are only so many types of relationships we find meaning in: we have our parents and birth family, we have our intimate relationship, we have our children (if we have any), we have our professional relationships, and we have our social friends- at least one of these has to be working for us. Edna finds no satisfaction in any of them. She doesn't have a trusting relationship anywhere. Yes, every single relationship in her life is basically a burden. Edna is trying to relieve herself of every single responsibility in the world hoping that getting out of relationships will help her expand her identity. The problem is getting RID of responsibilities is not really the answer. To find meaning in this world you must DO something worth doing. Something that takes strength and energy. Something you can be proud of. Of course as a classroom teacher, that is what we do everyday. It's not helpful to give students high grades or marks for nothing. It weakens them. When you give them a difficult task and then they are able to do that task, they grow, they get strong, they learn they are capable of even great responsibilities. If you want to get strong, you have to take ON responsibilities- you have to practice strength training, Edna goes the opposite way here. Edna does look for models, and if she wanted a career path, or a professional life like we think of in our era, Chopin threw in a character that could have served that function. It's what I see going on in the chapters about the races. Edna is actually really good at horse gambling. She knows horses. She knows the horse-racing business and knows it well. The text actually says that she knows more about horse-racing than anyone in New Orleans. In fact, it's her knowledge about horses that puts her on the radar of the man she eventually has the sexual relationship with, Alcee Arobin. Let's read the section where we see this relationship, if we want to call it that, take shape. Arobin had first seen her perform well at the tracks and to use the narrator's words, he admired Edna extravagantly after meeting her at the races with her father. Mrs. Highcamp is also a completely different version of a feminine ideal, although neither Edna nor the narrator seem to think enough of to give her a first name. This confused me some when I read this because in my mind, Mrs. James Highcamp would have been this type of a liberated woman that Chopin might want to have Edna admire. She's clearly sexualy liberated, but beyond that she's worldly, intelligent, slim, tall. Her daughter is educated, participates in political societies, book clubs, that sort of thing. But nothing about Mrs. James Highcamp is alluring to Edna at all. She suffers Mrs. James Highcamp because of her interest in Arobin. Let's read about these encounters between Arobin and Edna. Here's the first one Page 86 So, Arobin becomes fascinated with Edna, in part because she is so smart and different from other women. At the end of that evening, they dined with the Highcamps. And afterwards Arobin takes Edna home. The text says this “She wanted something to happen- something, anything, she did not know what. She regretted that she had not made Arobin stay a half hour to talk over the horses. She counted the money she had won. There was nothing else to do, so she went to bed, and tossed there for hours in a sort of monotonous agitation. And so the relationship with Arobin is born out of boredom. Yes, the dominant movement in Edna's life is always drifting towards boredom. Edna wants to rewrite her social script, but she can't seem to define what she wants. She has trouble speaking, so she has no words to write her own story. She doesn't want to be a mother; she doesn't want to work except in sunny weather; she has an opportunity with Mrs. Highcamp to get involved with political or literary women; but that doesn't spark her interest. She could make a name for herself at the races, but the money doesn't motivate her- she's always had it and in some ways doesn't seem to know a world without money. So, she's going to default into this relationship with Arobin. I'm going to suggest that she is again playing the part of the parrot. Messing around with Arobin is just the kind of thing she sees men doing. It's what Victor does; it may be what her husband does; it is likely what Robert is doing down in Mexico, so she's going to try to mimic male behavior since she hasn't really found a female model she's interested in emulating, and Arobin is an opportunitiy for this. And yet, she's self-aware enough to not be seduced by Arobin. The first time he really tries to make a move on her by kissing her hand, this is what she says which I find insightful, “When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly. Then she leaned her head down on the mantlepiece. She felt something like a woman who in a moment of passion is betrayed into an act of infidelity, and realizes the significance of the act without being wholly awakened from its glamour. The thought was passing vaguely through her mind, “what would he think?” She did not mean her husband; she was thinking of Robert LeBrun. Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse. She lit a candle and went up to her room. Alcee Arobin was absolutely nothing to her. Yet his presence, his manners, the warmth of his glances, and above all the touch of his lips upon her hand had acted like a narcotic upon her. She slept a languorous sleep, interwoven with vanishing dreams.” Garry, is there a connection between Edna's boredom with her new life and her desire to pursue this relationship with Arobin. Well, again, Dr. Kate Chopin is playing the psychologist. Science has absolutely confirmed there is a relationship with boredom and risk-taking behaviors. In other words, the more bored you find yourself, the more likely you are to do something risky. It's one reason teenagers are so prone to dangerous behaviors like drugs. They don't know yet how to cope with personal down time. They can't manage their own boredom. Bored people don't know what they want to do. They also score low on scares that measure self-awareness. Bored people can't monitor their own moods or understand what they truly want. And here's another characteristic that should sound familiar in the life of Mrs. Edna Pontellier, notice that last line “vanishing dreams”, Edna is not dreaming. She's not working at writing a script for her life..structuring a story for herself. Her dreams and not building anything, they are vanishing. That's not good. And it's not that doesn't have illusions, she does, but a dream is not an illusion. Dreams are what inspire us to do something different. Both a dream and an illusion are unreal, but an illusion will always be an illusion- it has no chance of becoming real; out of dreams new realities are born. We are not seeing Edna dream. Her dreams are vanishing. Which brings us to the place where I want to end with this episode- chapter 26 and Edna's decision to move out of her husband's house. I mentioned that this book is constructed with the archetypal 3 in mind at every point. Edna has been living on Esplanade street- the wealthy gilded cage life, and she doesn't want that. She has visited Madame Reisz's apartment, but she doesn't seem to want that- it's, and I quote, “cheerless and dingy to Edna”. So what does she do? She moves two steps away from Esplanade Street, to a house Ellen calls, “the pigeon house.” Pigeons are the oldest domesticated bird in the world. They never fly far from home- homing pigeons is actually a term. She's building an illusion. Edna is going out of her husband's house to a place around the corner, but is she really building a new life of any kind? What is this about? Edna describes it to Madame Reisz, this way, “I know I shall like it, like the feeling of freedom and independence.” But is the feeling of freedom and independence the same as actually having freedom and independence? Well, obviously not. They are worlds apart. But Edna lives in feelings. She works when she feels like it. She plays with her children when she feels like it, and now she admits to Madame Reisz that she's in love with Robert LeBrun, who by the way is coming back. And when she finds that out she feels, and I quote “glad and happy to be alive.” And what does she do after that, she stops at a candy store, buys a box to send to her children who are with their grandparents in the country and she writes a charming letter to her husband. Her letter was brilliant and brimming with cheerfulness. I'm sorry, but Edna frustrates the feminist in me. Well, Edna is struggling for sure. She can't connect with people. She can't identify a dream worth pursuing. She can't write her own story. There is no doubt that a lot of this has to so with cultural and social forces at work in her world. These are powerful forces. However, it is not the outside forces of her world that will do her in. Edna is smart. She's beautiful. She's charming. She actually has a lot going for her, especially for a woman during this time period. If Chopin had wanted to write a story where a woman breaks free and soars, she has a protagonist who is positioned to do that very thing. But she's in a mess. And maybe that's why she's so relatable. Many of us have made messes of our lives. We have an incredible ability to screw up, but humans are also incredibly resilient. Look at Chopin's own life as an example. In some ways, she's both Adele Ragntingole and Madame Reiz, at different points in her life she'd been both. She may even have been Mrs. James Highcamp to a lesser degree. Why is Edna struggling here? Well, humans are incredibly resilient, but you know what else we are- we are social beings. Let's revisit that original book title, “One Solitary Soul”- it's my experience that no one gets out alone- not even the rich, the beautiful or the smart. No one gets out alone. Ah, Edna is strong enough to confront the forces without, but who will help her confront the forces within? And so next episode, we will see her confront those internal forces. There are no more female characters to meet; no more male characters either for that matter. We will see Edna confront Edna alone, and we will see what happens. Thank you for listening. If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with a friend, a relative, your classmates, your students. We only grow when you share. Also, come visit with us via our social media how to love lit podcast- on Instagram, facebook and our website. Feel free to ask questions, give us your thoughts, recommend books. These are all things we love. Thanks for being with us today. Peace out.
In this episode of the Sales Secrets podcast, Brandon talks to Kharisma Moraski about empowering your team and focusing on their needs. Provide them the right blueprint, training, and tools, then get out of the way. Set your team up for success, don't even think about micromanagement, then watch your team double output and improve the company's bottom line.SUBSCRIBE TO SALES SECRETS PODCASTITUNES ► https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/s...SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/1BKYsQo...YOUTUBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVUh...THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SEAMLESS.AI - THE WORLD'S BEST SALES LEADSWEBSITE ► https://www.seamless.ai/LINKEDIN ► https://www.linkedin.com/company/seamlessai/JOIN FOR FREE TODAY ► https://login.seamless.ai/invite/podcastSHOW DESCRIPTIONBrandon Bornancin is a serial salesperson, entrepreneur, and founder of Seamless.AI. Twice a week, Brandon interviews the world's top sales experts like Jill Konrath, Aaron Ross, John Barrows, Trish Bertuzzi, Mark Hunter, Anthony Iannarino, and many more -- to uncover actionable strategies, playbooks, tips, and insights you can use to generate more revenue and close more business. If you want to learn the most powerful sales secrets from the top sales experts in the world, Sales Secrets From The Top 1% is the place to find them.SALES SECRET FROM THE TOP 1%WEBSITE ► https://www.secretsalesbook.com/LINKEDIN ► https://www.linkedin.com/company/sales-secret-book/ABOUT BRANDONBrandon Bornancin is a serial salesperson (over $100M in sales deals), multi-million dollar sales tech entrepreneur, motivational sales speaker, international sales DJ (DJ NoQ5), and sales author who is obsessed with helping you maximize your sales success.Mr. Bornancin is currently the CEO & Founder at Seamless.AI delivering the world's best sales leads. Over 10,000+ companies use Seamless.ai to generate millions in sales at companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Slack, Dell, Oracle & many others.Mr. Bornancin is also the author of "Sales Secrets From The Top 1%" where the world's best sales experts share their secrets to sales success and author of “The Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Sales Objections.”FOLLOW BRANDONLINKEDIN ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbornancin/INSTAGRAM ► https://www.instagram.com/brandonbornancinofficial/FACEBOOK ► https://www.facebook.com/SeamlessAITWITTER ► https://twitter.com/BBornancin
Matt Parrino was out at practice on Friday for Bills rookie minicamp. He discusses everything he saw with Ryan Talbot on today's show. They discuss how Kaiir Elam held up, especially when he went against Khalil Shakir. They also discussed the explosive James Cook. After the guys talk camp, they move into the Bills schedule. They have some takes and then give the games they are most excited for and which one has them feeling blah! Sign up for the NYUP Bills newsletter! Don't miss all the Bills coverage. Head over to www.Syracuse.com/newsletters to start getting your Bills stories and the podcast delivered right to your inbox. SHOUT!" Buffalo Bills football podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow @MattParrino (https://twitter.com/MattParrino) and @RyanTalbotBills (https://twitter.com/RyanTalbotBills) on Twitter Find our Bills coverage wherever you like to consume social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buffalobill... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buffalobills... Twitter: https://twitter.com/billsupdate For all your Bills coverage head to https://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week the girls take aim at... Misconstrued PhrasesIn the seventh installment of the FNWF A&B Edition Bianca and Amy look at phrases and the variety of ways in which people can misconstrue them. For example, some people misconstrue a phrase by getting one or more words in the phrase wrong. Others misconstrue phrases by misunderstanding the meaning of the phrase itself. Amy kicked us off this week introducing the night's topic. She then discussed the origin story of the term basket case. Bianca was so shocked she dropped her monocle! Bianca then discussed three phrases that actually have meanings we knew nothing about. The second one was close to Bianca's heart as it is a saying used by Bianca's family for generations. It turns out the phrase was said backward however this shouldn't be an issue because they were not using the phrase as a basis for administering medical care to children right?Amy finished us off by discussing words in popular phrases that people say wrong. The message here is Google phrases you say all the time to make sure you are getting them right otherwise you look like an idiot.We say it every week however, if you have a topic you would like us to discuss, hit us up on our socials:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrOr email us at - firstname.lastname@example.orgEpisode edited by AmySupport the show
Google I/O has come and gone, but there were so many great announcements made that JV and Nick Gray have to make a chunky episode talking about everything that they were excited about. Google wasn't the only one that had a great week though -- Sony with their Xperia 1 IV and the WH1000xM5 headphones made quite the splash too, and the two talk through them before the I/O craziness. Follow our guests! Nick Gray (Phandroid) http://youtube.com/phandroid http://phandroid.com http://twitter.com/phandroid http://twitter.com/nickmgray Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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With the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles schedule less than 24 hours old, Gino Cammilleri dives into areas of strength and weakness for the 2022 season. Taking a look at what games could be the toughest (Green Bay, Arizona Cardinals?), easiest matchups (Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars?), potential slip-ups and possible surprises. Using BetOnlin.net's NFL Season Futures, Gino dives into some gambling picks for the Eagles Week 1 Matchup, chances at making the playoffs, and a potential division championship?? With the additions of AJ Brown, Jordan Davis and co., the Philadelphia Eagles, coupled with their easy strength of schedule, should be in for a thrilling 2022 season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Taking an In-Depth Look at Strengths & Weaknesses of the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8fAQQoG8J5yHeHoIAJc2w WANT MORE DAILY PHILADELPHIA EAGLES CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…
Ukraine holds its first war crimes trial. Are there war crimes in cyberspace? Iranian cyberespionage (and a possible APT side-hustle). Roblox seems to have been used to introduce a backdoor. CISA issues ICS advisories. Darkweb C2C trader sentenced. The last conspirator in the strange case of the eBay newsletter takes a guilty plea. Carole Theriault looks at Google's new approach to cookies in Europe. Our guest is Mary Writz of ForgeRock on the growing importance of mobile device authentication security. And CIA gets a CISO. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: httpshttps://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/11/93 Selected reading. Ukraine to put first Russian soldier on trial for war crimes | DW | 12.05.2022 (Deutsche Welle) Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case (AP NEWS) First Russian soldier goes on trial in Ukraine for war crimes (the Guardian) The Case for War Crimes Charges Against Russia's Sandworm Hackers (Wired) Iranian hackers exposed in a highly targeted espionage campaign (BleepingComputer) Iranian APT Cobalt Mirage launching ransomware attacks (SearchSecurity) Iranian Hackers Leveraging BitLocker and DiskCryptor in Ransomware Attacks (The Hacker News) Iranian Cyberspy Group Launching Ransomware Attacks Against US (SecurityWeek) Please Confirm You Received Our APT | FortiGuard Labs (Fortinet Blog) Roblox Exploited with Trojans from Scripting Engine (Avanan) Ukrainian cybercriminal sentenced to 4 years in U.S. prison for credential theft scheme (CyberScoop) Ukrainian sentenced to 4 years for selling hacked passwords (The Record by Recorded Future) Ex-eBay exec charged with harassing newsletter publishers pleads guilty (Reuters) CIA selects new CISO with deep private sector experience (The Record by Recorded Future)
We are so excited to speak with bestselling author Emily Henry (Beach Read, People We Meet on Vacation) about all things character—how to make a character intense yet likable, how to make dialogue snappy yet believable—and how to make the most of an enemies-to-lovers dynamic. We also discuss over-editing, the (false!) idea that there's a magic formula for getting published, and how Emily got her first agent the traditional "Google and cold query" way. We also discuss what makes female (versus male characters) "likable"--and when we care to cater to those expectations. We had so much fun having this discussion. Hope you love listening as much as we enjoyed talking with her. * Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read, as well as several young adult novels. She lives and writes in Cincinnati and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Her books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Skimm, Shondaland, and more. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.
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We're bringing you a Christmas episode in May, as we hop in the wayback machine to rewind back to December of last year to hear all about a fabulous back-to-back, Very Merrytime sailing on the Dream with two stops at Castaway Cay!! Come hear all the fun, including some tips and recommendations for those looking to say in Coco Beach pre-cruise. All that and more on this week's episode! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our show and reach out to the fabulous folks over at Touring Plans Travel, our show sponsor. We use Touring Plans Travel for our own family vacations, and love their service and expertise. Touring Plans puts you, the customer, ahead of the product and will always recommend the best options for you and your family. Head over to http://touringplans.com/travel to get a free quote today!! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Thanks to Blisslets for sponsoring our bonus episodes! The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DCLDuo. You can also join our Facebook Group, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more great content. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, you can email us at email@example.com. You can also connect with us and read our blog at our website. Or you can become a supporter of the show over at Patreon. The views in this podcast are our own, and are not those of the Walt Disney family of companies, Disney Cruise Line or the Walt Disney theme parks or resorts. If you have questions about a Disney vacation or any of the Disney offerings discussed in this podcast please contact Disney directly or discuss with your Disney travel agent. Thanks for listening!! We're also listed alongside some other great Disney podcasts at: Top 100 Disney Podcasts
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Wouldn't it be great if there was a formula for selling anything? You know, a framework you should follow when creating an offer that would guarantee you a successful sale… Of course, it would be awesome!And what if I tell you there is a model that can really help you build lead gen offers, surveys, or even an offer for a sales funnel? Plus - I'm more than willing to share the system with you (for FREE)!But the best part is yet to come: Once you crack this code, it's applicable in any business! It's all around quick fixes vs. real solutions and understanding customers' disbeliefs, wants, and needs. That is exactly what I will talk about in this episode of the Performance Marketer podcast.So tune in for this episode and find out: - how to overcome customers' resistance - how to use quick fixes as hooks- how to always close a deal in the end Let's dive in!Key Takeaways:Perfect survey method - real estate example (00:00)Getting into a realtor's mindset (03:31)Questions you should ask before creating an offer to sell anything (07:26)Real estate agents are not all the same (11:12)What does the seller want? (14:08)Give them a quick fix as a hook (18:14)Chiropractor & dentist examples (22:39)Get consumers to believe (25:50)The power of surveys (29:20)Keep consuming this content - I truly care (34:47)Additional Resources:- Eric Beer's One Affiliate Offer Challenge- Sign up for the SurveyDetective VIP Waitlist (Coming Soon)---Connect with Eric!- Join Eric's Text Community: 917-636-1998- Eric's website: https://ericbeer.com- Follow Eric on Instagram.- Subscribe to Eric's YouTube Channel.---Follow the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn, or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.If you haven't already, please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts!
Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles, and John Schmeelk react to the Giants schedule release and take calls from fans. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Apple Spotify Google Stitcher iHeart Radio :48 - Schedule release 12:23 - Specific opponents 26:26 - Calls 41:53 - 3 game home stretch
If you're listening to this, we bet you want operational excellence for your Amazon business, including cleaner systems to be a healthy, high-functioning operation. This week, Blair Forrest of AMZ Prep shares actionable strategies using Google sheets, all about FBA and FBM, healthy checks and balances, and advice to keep ads on, and touched on the excitement about NARF. Please consider this the beginner and foundational episode on inventory management, and stay tuned for a future collaboration where we get even more nitty-gritty. We'll see you in The PPC Den! Highlights 0:00 Intro– PPC memes 1:09 Most crucial part of your business 3:44 Why is inventory fulfillment and management cool? 8:20 What does bad inventory management look like? 11:42 What does perfect inventory management look like? 14:54 How to thrive with inventory management 16:58 Checks and balances to use 27:57 What should you know about NARF? 35:34 Relationship with advertising and inventory 43:40 What's coming soon Please give The PPC Den a 5-star review and share with your friends if you like what you hear! Resources & Links Where to find Michael's PPC Memes Where to find Blair Forrest, AMZ Prep Using PPC To Prevent Stockouts on Amazon Best Practices for Selling on Amazon During Covid-19 Never miss the latest in Amazon PPC tips and best practices All our episodes and show notes Get a product tour of Ad Badger - Host and Executive Producer: Michael Erickson Facchin Guest Co-Host: Blair Forrest Senior Producer: Nancy Lili Gonzalez Video and Audio Editor: Pedro Moreno
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Google hosted its annual developers conference this week, which it calls Google I/O. And for the first time since the start of the pandemic, attendees had the option to show up in person. The company announced software updates, new devices and, of course, details of improvements to the Android operating system, which runs on most of the world’s mobile phones. The event sets the tone for the other big tech conferences throughout the year. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Ian Sherr, an editor at large for CNET. He attended the conference virtually and said one of Google’s biggest reveals was a new wearable device. Your donation powers the journalism you rely on. Give today to support “Marketplace Tech.”
Google hosted its annual developers conference this week, which it calls Google I/O. And for the first time since the start of the pandemic, attendees had the option to show up in person. The company announced software updates, new devices and, of course, details of improvements to the Android operating system, which runs on most of the world’s mobile phones. The event sets the tone for the other big tech conferences throughout the year. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Ian Sherr, an editor at large for CNET. He attended the conference virtually and said one of Google’s biggest reveals was a new wearable device. Your donation powers the journalism you rely on. Give today to support “Marketplace Tech.”
The Minnesota Vikings will open against the Green Bay Packers in 2022. That reminded me of the first ever Vikings game, against the Chicago Bears on September 17, 1961. Fran Tarkenton took on George Halas's Bears for what amounted to so much more than simply a 1-0 or 0-1 start for either team. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. WANT MORE DAILY MINNESOTA VIKINGS CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…
Joe and Robert do an overview of the crazy week in crypto. Is this an opportunity or has Web3's time come to pass? The New York Times and Disney release earnings and the boys run through the highlights. The Wall Street Journal says NFTs are dead. Other sources say the WSJ didn't do their homework. Who's correct? And Instagram launches a test NFT program. Good move? Rants and raves include Starbucks moving their rewards program to Web3 and a rant on personalization you don't want to miss. This week's links: New York Times Results Disney+ Ramping Up NFTs Are Dead Wall Street Journal Is Dead Wrong Instagram Testing NFTs Forget Personalization SBUX NFT Loyalty Program --------- Liked this show? SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google and more. Catch past episodes and show notes at ThisOldMarketing.site.
Today's Scripture: Mary is reading Exodus 34:1-18 in the WEB. Access Pray Every Day every single day on the Pray Every Day App! Not only can you listen, but I’ve created 365 daily devotions you can read as well–all about connecting deeply with Jesus, finding healing, and experiencing His presence. Download the app here: Google […] The post Exodus 34:1-18 appeared first on Mary DeMuth.
The Denver Broncos 2022 schedule is officially here! Who do the Broncos open up the 2022 NFL season against? How many nationally televised games do the Denver Broncos have this season? Which stretch of the schedule is the toughest for the Denver Broncos? How might the Broncos do this season from a win/loss standpoint? Cody Roark and Sayre Bedinger share their Broncos analysis and more. Denver Broncos 2022 Schedule SUBSCRIBE NOW: https://www.youtube.com/c/LockedOnBroncos WANT MORE DAILY DENVER BRONCOS CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…