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Earth Ancients
Mars Panel Part 2: What NASA/JPL Won't Tell Us About Mars

Earth Ancients

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 64:34


This insightful look at the planet Mars, questions NASA/JPL's continual cover-up of a lost civilization and the significant remains of buildings, pyramids and massive relief sculptures which cover the surface of the red planet. The panelist include:William Saunders: William R. Saunders graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomorphology. He began work in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Alberta in 1978 and currently works as a petroleum geoscience consultant in Calgary. He was reintroduced to the "Face on Mars" in 1991 by Richard Hoagland's book, The Monuments of Mars. He began looking at the Mars Global Surveyor images on NASA's web site with their first release in April of 1998. He met George Haas on a web-site discussion group shortly thereafter.George Haas: George J. Haas is founder and premier investigator of The Cydonia Institute, established in 1991. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Haas is also an artist, art instructor, writer, and curator. He is a member and former director of the Sculptors' Association of New Jersey. He has also authored monographs for various art exhibitions, and had a one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City. He became interested in the "Face on Mars" after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos in 1991. Mark Carlotto: Mark Carlotto is an aerospace engineer with over thirty years of experience in satellite imaging, remote sensing, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and app development. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981 and has published over one hundred technical articles and written six books. In Before Atlantis, Dr. Carlotto draws from his unique background and experience to propose new answers to basic questions concerning human origins, ancient technology, and archaeological enigmas.

Rowan Radio On Demand
2022 Rowan University Commencement Address: Dennis W. Pullin

Rowan Radio On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 21:14


Dennis W. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua Health, a not-for-profit integrated health system in New Jersey and the largest health care provider in southern New Jersey. Having earned national and regional recognition as a health care executive, Pullin leads the Virtua Health team that is developing a historic affiliation with Rowan University that will transform and advance health care education, clinical care and research in the region. His career includes executive leadership positions in hospitals, academic medical centers, physician group practices and private industry across the country. He serves on various professional and non-profit boards, has been an adjunct professor and has presented and published many papers and articles.

Come Thru Queen
He loves um Sex and the City

Come Thru Queen

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 76:53


Dan and Brendan are joined by Louis Peitzman and they discuss the Real Housewives of Dubai trailer, Lisa Hochstein and Jen Armstrong's respective splits from their men, and recap Summer House & Real Housewives of Atlanta, New Jersey & Beverly Hills, and crown their Freak of the Week & One True Queen. [ 1:08 - Real Housewives of Dubai trailer ] [ 6:18 - Dr Jen Armstrong and Lisa Hochstein splitting with their men ] [ 14:52 - Real Housewives of Atlanta ] [ 24:48 - Summer House ] [ 41:48 - Real Housewives of New Jersey ] [ 55:35 - Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ] [ 1:06:07 - Freak of the Week & One True Queen ] www.comethruqueen.com for bonus Patreon content at only $5/month www.comethruqueen.com/store for MERCH!

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

This week's parasha, Behar speaks about the mitzvah of shemita , which is an obligation for a landowner to take an entire year off of work and rely on the fact that Hashem would still provide for him. This mitzvah was given, primarily, to test us in emunah. Landowners usually had a family they supported with the proceeds of their crops for the six years that they worked. And then, in the seventh year, they had to trust that Hashem would still provide for them without their hishtadlut . For most, this mitzvah is a daunting task, but, for some, it's embraced. There are people who wouldn't want it any other way. The other six years, when they are commanded to make a hishtadlut , they have no choice, so they work. But on the seventh year, they're so excited to be able to fully rely on Hashem and even get a mitzvah for not working. In our times, most people in business feel more comfortable being able to make a hishtadlut and still recognize that Hashem is helping them, but for a select few, who see-through the natural way of the world, they would prefer to totally rely on Hashem. Of course, they know they have to make a hishtadlut , because that's the will of Hashem, but they choose to do the bare minimum and don't go beyond. Even if we are not holding on such a level, it is good to know that it exists. A young Rabbi, in his 30's, who lives in Lakewood, New Jersey, told me the following story about himself. For a few years now he has been teaching in an elementary school in Brooklyn during the day and works at night from his home in Lakewood making phone calls for a business. The school job paid for the majority of his expenses. He also has a mortgage of $3000 a month. He gets $1000 from renting out his basement apartment, his night job pays him $1500 a month and he has to, somehow, come up with the other $500 to make ends meet. At the end of this past November, the owner of the business which he worked for at night informed him that he was no longer needed and it was effective immediately. The Rabbi's first thoughts were, “How am I going to pay for my mortgage now?” After the initial shock wore off, he started to think about all the emunah that he has gained over the past few years and he felt a sense of calm, fully confident that Hashem would find another way to provide for him. Ever since he started that night job, he has been missing his 2 hours of learning Torah that he used to do. He told his wife, “I'm making a hishtadlut already during the day, I know Hashem could provide for me with the minimum amount. I would like to take this opportunity to now go back to learning at night instead of looking for a different night job.” His wife replied, “Please ask your rabbi if that's the right thing to do. You might be obligated to find another hishtadlut at night.” He called his rabbi and told him about how much emunah and bitachon he has gained. Then he said, “I truly feel that I could do the bare minimum and Hashem will still provide. Could I go back to learning and rely on Hashem?” The Rabbi didn't know what to say, he didn't want to take the responsibility on his shoulders of a family not having enough to live on, or maybe this rabbi is telling the truth and he should rely on Hashem. He told his student, “Rabbi Moshe Hillel Hirsch, the Rosh Yeshiva of Slobodka Yeshiva is in town. I'm going to ask him your question.” Rabbi Hirsch said, when hearing the question, “If he truly has bitachon , yes, Hashem will provide; but if he doesn't, then he's not going to get the money, he'll have to make more of a hishtadlut . Let's give him a three-month trial. We'll test his bitachon. If it works, great; if not, he'll have to look for a new night job.” When the young rabbi heard the answer, he was filled with excitement. “Three months of living with Hashem,” he said, “I know He's going to provide.” At the beginning of December, he started his night learning once again and came home afterward with the biggest smile on his face, he was so happy to be learning again. The very next day, the principal of the elementary school where he worked at approached him and handed him an envelope with $1000 cash. The principal explained, one of the fathers of a student in the school came to him yesterday saying his son is very behind in his Hebrew reading, and the tutors aren't helping. “So he told me to give this to a Rabbi to pray for his son. The name of his son is on the envelope.” “Why are you choosing me?” The young Rabbi asked, “Did you hear about my current situation?” “No,” the principal replied, “but I know you're sincere and your prayers are powerful.” The young Rabbi was elated. The month just started and he already had $1000, plus his rent money from the basement is $2000, he only needed $1000 more with a whole month to go. Fast forward to the end of December. With just a couple of days left in the month, he didn't make even one more dollar. He thought he had bitachon , but now he put it into question. Then he thought, maybe it's because I'm taking my learning for granted, it's such a gift to be able to learn. That day, for all three tefilot, he begged Hashem to please accept his Torah learning and give him the merit to continue. The next day, Friday, he got home a couple of hours before Shabbat and opened his mail. There was a letter from his health insurance provider stating that they had received tax refunds from taxes they were paying for the last 30 years and, as a one time courtesy, they were sharing it with their customers. At the bottom of the letter was a $500 check attached for him, and the next page had a $500 check attached for his wife. The last $1000, right before the month ended. He was so excited, December ended in success. He was now looking forward to see how Hashem would provide for him in January. The following week, I told over this story to a crowd of people, telling them how Hashem provided at the last minute. After my speech, three people approached me, asking if they could have a zechut in this young Rabbi's Torah learning by donating to him. I called him that night and I said, “Hashem started your off again early in the month, you got another $1000.” He was so excited. I told him, “Please tell me in February how the rest of the month played out.” A few days into February, he told me, “There's not going to be any more drama, Hashem gave me an idea to start a boys' program on Sundays with learning and activities. Baruch Hashem, I got so many customers, I'm already up to $3000 a month, double what I used to make from my night job.” He relied on Hashem and Hashem came through. This type of person would enjoy the mitzvah of shemitah immensely, looking forward to relying on Hashem. May we continually grow stronger in our emunah and bitachon . Shabbat Shalom.

The Accidental Entrepreneur
Gregory Jerome - Sartorial Stylist

The Accidental Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 97:57


Gregory Jerome is a 2021 award winning entrepreneur and the Principle of Gregory Jerome Image Consulting located in Philadelphia, PA. He has an A.A. in Business Marketing and Management and a B.A. Psychology "Behavioral Science and Ethics." Gregory has over two decades of experience in the luxury retail and music & entertainment industry. He has dedicated his gifts and talents towards community engagement working with non-profit organizations in the Behavioral Health and Workforce Development, where he as created educational workshops and seminars focused on human empowerment. Currently, Gregory is working with developing authentic sartorial styles for personal, professional and corporate branding. In addition to listening to the episode, you can watch a video of their discussion on our YouTube Channel.  And be sure to subscribe to support the podcast! For general information about the podcast, send an email to info@beinhakerlaw.com To follow Mitch and the podcast, go to linktr.ee/beinhakerlaw. You can subscribe and listen to episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify and most other directories. Please review us whenever possible and thanks for your continued support! Sponsorships and paid guest appearances are available. Connect with us by email or on social media. The Accidental Entrepreneur is brought to you by Beinhaker Law, a boutique business & estates legal practice in Clark, NJ. To learn about shared outside general counsel services and how to better protect your business, visit https://beinhakerlaw.com/fractional-gen-counsel/ Please support our affiliate sponsors (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-affiliates/). Also, support the show and get your own podcast merch! (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-store/) One of One Productions - a New Jersey-based studio, just over the George Washington bridge, that caters to the booming business of podcasting. Be sure to check out the guesting kit that they've created exclusively for our listeners! https://one-of-one-productions.myshopify.com/products/mitchell-beinhakers-guesting-kit North Authentic - NorthAuthentic.com is a conscious hair care marketplace offering the cleanest brands from around the world. Their pro stylists curate only the most fabulous non-toxic hair products. Use our affiliate link for all your purchases! https://shrsl.com/38heu The Healthy Place - Findyourhealthyplace.com has thousands of supplements to help you live a better quality of life; as well as natural solutions for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep and much, much more. Need guidance? Use their Live Chat feature and talk to a Wellness Consultant right on their website. The Accidental Entrepreneur is a trademark of Mitchell C. Beinhaker. Copyright 2018-2022. All rights reserved.

Boomer & Gio
Rangers Analysis; Calls About Gas Prices for Boats, Tiger, Daly, John and Suzyn.

Boomer & Gio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 40:37


Hour 2: The 7am hour starts with talk of Rangers/Hurricanes and what will the pace of play be like. Boomer talks about the importance of the first two lines for the Rangers in tonight's game. We take some calls including one guy asking if Gio has looked at gas prices for filling up your Boat. $12 a gallon in NJ. We also take calls on Tiger Woods and John Daly. Peter Schwartz returns for an update. Pete Alonso hit a walk off HR to beat the Cardinals. Max Scherzer will miss 6-8 weeks with an oblique injury. The Orioles hit a walk off HR to beat the Yankees. Jimbo Fisher went off on Nick Saban for saying Texas A&M bought all of their players. Peter goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. Deshaun Watson will be meeting with the NFL today about the massages. In the final segment of the hour, they talk about Tiger most likely not making the cut this weekend. A caller thinks John & Suzyn are trying to embarrass Orioles players.

Books on SermonAudio
The Big Picture

Books on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 64:00


A new MP3 sermon from First Bible Church of New Jersey is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Big Picture Subtitle: The Books of the Bible Speaker: Patrick Misciagna Broadcaster: First Bible Church of New Jersey Event: Bible Study Date: 5/19/2022 Bible: Isaiah 9:6-7 Length: 64 min.

Mommy Dentists in Business
189: Interview with pediatric surgeon, expert in Pectus Excavatum, Dr. Barry LoSasso

Mommy Dentists in Business

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 62:20


Barry E. LoSasso, M.D. was born in New York City and received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He attended medical school at the University of Florida and completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1984. Dr. LoSasso started his pediatric surgical career practicing at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego, California. From there he opened his private practice in 1987, which continues today. In early 2017, Dr. LoSasso joined the Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A. in Paramus, New Jersey. In addition, Dr. LoSasso served as the Director of Trauma Services at Rady Children's Hospital- San Diego from February 1998 until June of 2006, Chairman for the Safe Kid's Coalition in San Diego from 2001 until 2006, and Scientific Coordinator for the Fourteenth Annual Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium in San Diego in October 2002. Dr. LoSasso has spent extensive time working with world renowned, Dr. Donald Nuss, creator of the Nuss Procedure, at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. LoSasso has devoted much of his practice to the research and performance of the minimally-invasive Nuss Procedure for the correction of Pectus Excavatum( also known as sunken chest), developing the successful Center of Excellence for Pectus Deformities in 2006.

Tea Biz
Yea Biz News and Insight - May 20, 2022

Tea Biz

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 19:59


HEAR THE HEADLINES – Let's All Celebrate International Tea Day | The Tea Day Sofa Summit is Monday, May 23 | Global Instability is Suppressing East African Tea Prices  | NEWSMAKER – Sneha Balasubramaniam, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Tata Consumer Products | FEATURE INTRO – This week Tea Biz travels to Montvale, New Jersey to the headquarters of Good Earth Tea a division of Tata Consumer Products that is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a revival of two beloved teas.Good Earth Tea Celebrates 50th Anniversary – The Good Earth brand was founded in 1972 by a Santa Cruz-based herbal tea company that supplied tea to a local restaurant that expanded into a chain of 50 franchises. The brand experimented with herbal blends during its first two decades, producing more than 40 varieties. Tata acquired the company in 2005 and relocated offices to New Jersey.

Crosstalk America
News Roundup & Comment

Crosstalk America

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 53:00


Here's your sample of news stories from this week's Round-Up program. More stories, as well as listener comments, can be heard when you review this broadcast.----The Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board has been put on hold just weeks after it was established and announced to the public.----Pennsylvania's hotly contested U.S. Senate Republican primary race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick could be decided by a significant number of unscanned, Lancaster County, mail-in ballots.----Two children hospitalized in Tennessee after their parents could not find a special type of baby formula amid a nationwide shortage.----The Daily Caller has reported that the Biden administration knew about the baby formula shortage as early as February.----Walmart is shipping baby formula from Wyoming to New Jersey while Nestle is flying Gerber baby food formula to the U.S. from the Netherlands and Switzerland to address the significant shortages in America. ----On Wednesday President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supplies from overseas.----The same globalists who have been supporting and promoting the COVID agenda are also driving the world toward a global food crisis and famine.----Americans are facing what a major bank calls a cruel summer with gasoline prices that could hit -6 per gallon.----Some gas stations across America are already bracing for the next big thing, namely the price per gallon potentially exceeding -10.----The U.S. stockpile of diesel fuel hit a nearly 2 decade low as fuel prices hit a record high on Wednesday.

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
Marjorie Jackson, Chris Smith, Jonathan Isaac, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022


On today's program: Marjorie Jackson, Washington Watch Correspondent, reports on the upcoming 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, comments on the importance of the

Sasquatch Odyssey
SO EP:152 In The Shadow Of Big Red Eye!

Sasquatch Odyssey

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 48:28


My guest tonight is Mike from New Jersey and he is here to share some of his experiences while out in the woods searching for Bigfoot. His first experiences happened while on a BFRO expedition and Mike has not stopped looking to explain that rock throwing incident. I also do my best to highlight Mikes work on his YouTube channel Sussex County Bigfoot and his show In The Shadow Of Big Red Eye. You can click the link below and subscribe to his show and check out all his content. Support The Showhttps://www.patreon.com/paranormalworldproductionsAll The Socials And Stuff/Contact Brianhttps://linktr.ee/ParanormalWorldProductionsbrian@sasquatchodyssey.netFollow The Show On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sasquatchodyssey/Check Out Sussex County Bigfoothttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDlVedMt24xesCg1wTt0dOQ

Mamas Know Best, We Got Something to Say!
Recovering My True Self with Holistic Physical Therapist Melissa Mayer

Mamas Know Best, We Got Something to Say!

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 45:15


Melissa Mayer is a Holistic Physical Therapist in Hampton Bays, NY. She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and worked for many years as a physical therapist in New York City. Melissa has spent the majority of her life faithfully searching, contemplating, studying, and traveling. Along the way allowing in love, self awareness, and adventure, which have led to growth, expansion and freedom. She is also the author of, 'Recovering My True Self.' In the book she describes her experience donating her kidney to her husband and the associated transformational journey that came from that experience. Melissa is eternally grateful for all the miracles in her life and so excited to have the opportunity to share her journey with others, and be a conduit to healing. She spends her days treating patients, writing, meditating, doing yoga, walking on the beach, and spending time with her 2 daughters and husband. Her mission is to extend love and healing in any way she can, whether it be through her healing work, her book, a compassionate ear, a prayer or a smile. In this episode, we discuss: How she uses her highly sensitive traits as a super power. The transformative and miraculous experience of donating her kidney to her husband and how it changed her familys life.  The journey of reparenting ourselves as we parent our own children.  The joy of simplicity parenting. The importance of bridging traditional medicine with holisitic practices. How she's turned obstacles into opportunities. You may connect with Melissa on Instagram and learn more about her on her website. 

Praise You Lord
Praying For The Inner City Family #172

Praise You Lord

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 28:50


In episode (#172) the Praise You Lord Community is encouraged to pray for America and our world, for those who need prayer, especially our people in the inner cities.  Reflections of host Jeffrey Zagaria include a recent trip through New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, where he was once a Catholic missionary to families in the inner city.  Are we Catholic's and Christian's truly helping our neighbor?  Are we protecting our children from evil?  Are we seeking the Lord's righteousness?  These and other questions are discussed in this episode.  Inspiring Gospel music, prayer, praise, thanks, and testimony of Jesus Christ are all packed into this half hour radio program first aired on radio stations: 100.1 FM Stuart, Fort Pierce FL, and 98.3 FM, The Beacon of the Palm Beaches.  Praise You Lord #172 is hosted, produced, and engineered by Jeffrey Zagaria

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
This sutta is also a part of our Therigatha & Theragatha - Poems From The Original Sangha Structured Study

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 24:50


This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday at 7:15 pm, Thursday at 2:15 pm, and Saturday at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.  Please support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com  There are guided Jhana meditations, more than 300 restored Suttas and 800 Dhamma class recordings at Becoming-Buddha.com Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.   My talks and classes can be joined live:   Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079  Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App  Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap   New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:   Podcast/Audio Archive   Video Archive   If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.   To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video conference please  Email John

Podcast – The Overnightscape
The Overnightscape 1913 – The Vague Rodents (5/19/22)

Podcast – The Overnightscape

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 192:52


3:12:52 – Frank in New Jersey, plus the Other Side. Topics include: I got Covid, the trip, chipmunks in a loop, website still messed up, Stereolab tickets, Android phones, the space people, rodent theater, Bertrand Russell, recycling, Humpty Hump, Summer by William Reynolds-Stephens, 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Vangelis dead at 79, The Kids in the Hall, The State, […]

Arsenal Pass - Flesh and Blood Podcast
Arsenal Pass Ep58 - Pro Tour New Jersey & “The Deck”

Arsenal Pass - Flesh and Blood Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 91:37


The historic Pro Tour New Jersey is in the books and the wizard surprise has been unleashed on the new classic constructed metagame. Brendan and Hayden tackle a sea of listener questions and delve into what drove the evolution of the deck and why they chose to bring a dark horse into an established field. The gamut of The Calling, the Pro Tour, and all the surrounding spectacles are all covered within Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6H2Y8uTHZaVgxpjhnTBn6n?si=R6Uya7paT_e2HOr4n2KC-w ChannelFireball Affiliate Code: ARSENALPASS Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden) Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

New Jersey 101.5 News
NJ News for 10:00pm, Thursday, 5-19-2022

New Jersey 101.5 News

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


The latest New Jersey news and weather from New Jersey 101.5 FM, updated every hour, Monday through Friday. Hear our special weekend report every weekend. Find even more from New Jersey 101.5 at NJ1015.com or the free New Jersey 101.5 app (NJ1015.com/app). Find us at Twitter.com/NJ1015 and Facebook.com/NJ1015

Go Birds
Parx Picks Pod: Parx Loves the Eagles

Go Birds

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:46


James Seltzer and Eliot Shorr-Parks talk about the James Bradberry move and how the Eagles betting odds have changed because of it. Presented by Bet Parx Casino Sportsbook App, new users download in app store or google play or BetParx.com, use the promo code “GOBIRDS” for first bet risk-free up to $750. Must be 21 and in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Gambling Problem—Call 1800-Gambler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

All Of It
Listening Party: Sharon Van Etten's New Album 'We've Been Going About This All Wrong'

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 20:58


Pitchfork has declared, "Sharon Van Etten Is an Institution Now." The indie rocker and New Jersey native has a new album out, titled We've Been Going About This All Wrong, which she recorded from her new home base of Los Angeles. Van Etten joins us for an All Of It Listening Party.

New Jersey 101.5 News
NJ News for 9:00pm, Thursday, 5-19-2022

New Jersey 101.5 News

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


The latest New Jersey news and weather from New Jersey 101.5 FM, updated every hour, Monday through Friday. Hear our special weekend report every weekend. Find even more from New Jersey 101.5 at NJ1015.com or the free New Jersey 101.5 app (NJ1015.com/app). Find us at Twitter.com/NJ1015 and Facebook.com/NJ1015

New Jersey 101.5 News
NJ News for 7:00pm, Thursday, 5-19-2022

New Jersey 101.5 News

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


The latest New Jersey news and weather from New Jersey 101.5 FM, updated every hour, Monday through Friday. Hear our special weekend report every weekend. Find even more from New Jersey 101.5 at NJ1015.com or the free New Jersey 101.5 app (NJ1015.com/app). Find us at Twitter.com/NJ1015 and Facebook.com/NJ1015

New Jersey 101.5 News
NJ News for 5:00pm, Thursday, 5-19-2022

New Jersey 101.5 News

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


The latest New Jersey news and weather from New Jersey 101.5 FM, updated every hour, Monday through Friday. Hear our special weekend report every weekend. Find even more from New Jersey 101.5 at NJ1015.com or the free New Jersey 101.5 app (NJ1015.com/app). Find us at Twitter.com/NJ1015 and Facebook.com/NJ1015

The Coaching Show
“Fame is not good for me.” and other truths from a You Tube sensation with Michelle Akin

The Coaching Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 80:16


Michelle Akin comes from the world of YouTube fame, video production, and improv comedy in New York City, but found her true voice through the process of becoming a professional coach. Breaking the company record for number of paid clients attained in the first month of training, she quickly earned her ACC and later PCC credential and moved up in leadership with Accomplishment Coaching at a fast pace. She is a Senior Program Leader, a Master Certified Coach and has led programs in New York City and Washington DC since 2013. Michelle is known for being able to combine tough love and playfulness effortlessly. Having lost her mother one month prior to beginning coach training, she had the unique experience of processing the greatest grief of her life while receiving more support than ever in her life. She credits this program with her transformation from ego-based performer to heart-based, present, connected human being. Her clients are accomplished artists of many forms who are hungry to share their messages with the world in an authentic way, while making money to live their dream lives. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, mother-in-law, and two dogs. NOTES: -From social media influencer and fame to off social media completely -Creating community everywhere, except on social media -Uplifting energy and attitudes -How we see ourselves versus how others see us -Letting go of the story you hold about yourself and life -Content and creation -Relationships and expectations -Coaching Creatives -Creative moods, the highs, and lows -Discovering the why in the process -The ups and downs of fame and the process of chasing fame -What does going viral, lighting, and a winning lotto ticket have in common

Highlights from Moncrieff
The History of Hollywood

Highlights from Moncrieff

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 8:00


In 1911 a group of filmmakers moved to Hollywood on the whim of a coin flip when they couldn't decide whether to relocate from New Jersey to California or Florida. Now, the Hollywood film industry contributed $504 billion to US GDP pre-pandemic and actors are more recognisable than most world leaders. Carla Valderrama, Hollywood historian and author of “This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories” joins Sean to discuss some of the fascinating stories from old Hollywood.   Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Boomer & Gio
Boomer and Gio Podcast.

Boomer & Gio

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 152:24


Hour 1: Boomer & Gio open up with the Rangers Game 1 OT loss to the Hurricanes last night. They also talk about Max Scherzer's injury and wonder what Jacob deGrom will be like when he returns. Jerry is here for his first update of the morning, live from his home office as he is not feeling well today. He started with the Rangers Game 1 OT loss to the Hurricanes. The Mets beat the Cardinals. Pete Alonso hit a 3 run HR. Max Scherzer removed himself from the game because of an injury. The Yankees won again and scored 2 runs on a wild pitch. Jerry goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. In the final segment of the hour, Lil Wayne is still feuding with Mark Cuban.  Hour 2: The 7am hour begins with the Yankees beating the Orioles again. Gio talks about people comparing this Yankees team to the 1998 team. Yankees get rid of a draft pick who stole from teammates and scammed fans. We get back to the Rangers Game 1 loss to the Hurricanes. Jerry returns for another update and starts with sound from last night's Rangers loss. The Mets used some small ball to beat the Cardinals. They also got a HR from Alonso. Max Scherzer took himself out of the game with an injury. The Yankees beat the Orioles again behind Gerrit Cole. James Bradberry goes from the Giants to the Eagles. Jerry goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. In the final segment of the hour, we discussed Nick Saban saying Texas A&M bought every player on their team.  Hour 3: The 8am hour starts with talk about the Kickoff To Summer Party at D'Jais in Belmar on Friday of next week. The B&G Show will also be guest bartending Wednesday night at Ugly Duckling in NYC. Boomer is also going to the Top Gun premiere on Monday. We also talked about last night's Rangers loss and the series with the Hurricanes. Jerry returns for an update and has a  lot of audio from last night's Rangers Game 1 OT loss. Max Scherzer removed himself from last night's game due to a side injury. The Yankees beat the Orioles again and are now 19 games over .500. Jerry goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. In the final segment of the hour, we talk about Carmen Electra joining OnlyFans. Boomer says Jim Kelly used to be the most fun guy to hang out with.  Hour 4: The 9am hour starts with a recap of last night's Rangers Game 1 OT loss to the Hurricanes. Max Scherzer pulled himself out of last night's game with a side injury. MRI is coming today. Jerry returns for an update but first Boomer says Gio is starting to become obsessed with the PGA Championship. Jerry is not feeling well and is working from home. He sounds terrible. The Rangers lost Game 1 in OT last night to the Hurricanes. The Mets beat the Cardinals but Max Scherzer pulled himself from the game with a side injury. The Yankees beat the Orioles again, scoring 2 runs on a wild pitch. Gerrit Cole also pitched really well again. Jerry goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. In the final segment of the show, Gio says there are plenty of Will Ferrel movies that are not funny. Boomer saw all of his co-workers from the NFL Today yesterday. Tony Romo was all over the place and Gio says Phil Simms wore white shoes ‘like a nurse would wear'.

The Steve Gruber Show
Dr. Michael Busler, Biden vs. Bezos?

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 7:30


Dr. Michael Busler, Ph.D., is a public policy analyst, economics expert and a professor of finance at Stockton University in New Jersey. He is a featured columnist at Newsmax Finance, The Hill, The Western Journal, American Thinker and townhall.com. Biden vs. Bezos?

Bucknuts Morning 5
Buckeyes attack Georgia | Whiny Saban | Future left tackle?

Bucknuts Morning 5

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 41:04


Ohio State's staff is on the road working hard. Much time has been spent in Georgia. How come? LOTS of great players live there. Bill Kurelic and Mark Porter are here to talk all things recruiting for over 38 minutes. That's a lot of chatter. Among the topics broached besides Peach State recruiting emphasis : * Why is Nick Saban whining publicly? * Is Olaus Alinen the left tackle of the future in Columbus? * Ohio ... not as productive as New Jersey? * Has Khaki pants found his QB? There is so much more to enjoy. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Boomer & Gio
Kickoff To Summer; Boomer at Top Gun; Carmen Electra; Jim Kelly.

Boomer & Gio

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:05


Hour 3: The 8am hour starts with talk about the Kickoff To Summer Party at D'Jais in Belmar on Friday of next week. The B&G Show will also be guest bartending Wednesday night at Ugly Duckling in NYC. Boomer is also going to the Top Gun premiere on Monday. We also talked about last night's Rangers loss and the series with the Hurricanes. Jerry returns for an update and has a  lot of audio from last night's Rangers Game 1 OT loss. Max Scherzer removed himself from last night's game due to a side injury. The Yankees beat the Orioles again and are now 19 games over .500. Jerry goes around the NBA from last night's playoff games. In the final segment of the hour, we talk about Carmen Electra joining OnlyFans. Boomer says Jim Kelly used to be the most fun guy to hang out with.

VO BOSS Podcast
eVocation 2022

VO BOSS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 28:40


Three days with VO industry experts + networking with peers? Sign us up! Anne gets the inside scoop on what's in store for eVOcation 2022 with co-founders Jamie Muffett and Carin Gilfry. The three chat industry advice for newcomers + seasoned voice artists, what to expect at the conference, paying it forward, and how important it is to make education a lifelong journey! Transcript >> It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I'm your host Anne Ganguzza, and today I am so excited to be here with amazing talents and founders of the popular eVOcation Conference, which is devoted to the business of voiceover, Jamie Muffett and Carin Gilfry. Thank you guys so much for joining me today. Carin: Thanks for having us. We're so excited to be here. Jamie: Yeah. Thanks, Anne. Anne: I am so excited to talk to you guys about all things, eVOcation, business voiceover, because I think you guys are such an amazing team. Like you've been together for a number of years, I'm gonna say at least that I've known about -- Carin: Yeah. Anne: -- doing wonderful things for the voiceover community and supporting communities on Facebook with a wonderful conference that you're now having once or twice a year, I'm not sure. Um, we'll talk about that. . Carin: We're not really sure either, because I feel like as soon as we started this conference, then we had a global pandemic, and -- Anne: Yeah, right? Oh my gosh. Carin: So now we're like, so what, what are we doing? Jamie: Yeah. Anne: Well, so before we get to talking about eVOcation, I'd like my BOSS listeners to find out a little bit about you guys. So if you guys wouldn't mind introducing yourselves tell the BOSSes a little bit about how you got into voiceover and then ultimately how you two met and started creating these wonderful community resources. Jamie. Jamie: Carin, do you want to go -- oh. Jamie: Too polite. Carin: We're, we're just so polite. Anne: You guys are so polite to each other. That's why I let you do that. . Jamie: All right. Well, I'm gonna take the lead . I started voiceover in 2009 in the UK and knowing that I was gonna move to the US. So I sort of had this plan that was gonna sort of be a job that I could start in the UK and then try transition over. Um, only really had confidence in it because I had sort of recording knowledge. I was in the sort of studio world in the music industry. And so I knew how to record my voice. And I knew I was going to America where apparently they like English guy voices. So that's, that's all I had really coming in . I started in the UK and then we moved over ,and then I sort of continued on and gradually moved away from music into voiceover. That sort of happened actually fairly quickly. Yeah, I do a whole different array of genres of voiceover, anything that requires British guy really that I'll throw my hat in the ring. And yeah, we connected, when was that? Probably, I don't know, like 2018? Carin: 2017 maybe. Jamie: Oh, maybe earlier. Oh, right. Yeah. Maybe 2017. Carin: 'Cause I feel like it was around when Mahalia was born, my daughter, and she was born in 2017. Jamie: Yeah. And it was actually -- Carin: Sometime around there. Jamie: -- Tim Friedlander I think that introduced us, I think. Carin: I think so. Jamie: Because Tim shot me a message and was like, oh, you know, there's this lady in New York who's got this huge Facebook group for New York voice actors? I was like, no . And so we connected that way and yeah, we just sort of got on well. And I've obviously got my podcast VO School, and she had her community, and we were talking and we was like, there's nothing really in New York aside from Carin's regular classes and things like that. There was nothing big in New York, which seemed crazy . So that was sort of the sort of burgeoning discussion that eventually resulted in VOcation. Anne: A-ha. Carin? Carin: I was a theater kid. My dad's an opera singer. My parents are both performers, and really in my family, there are two options. You either become a teacher or a performer. And a teacher is really a kind of performer anyway . Anne: True. Carin: And so I ended up going to school for opera. And then after being in the opera industry for a while, I, it just, it was so stressful. It's like being an opera singer is like being like an Olympic gymnast or something, or like a professional ballet dancer where you just have to be on top of your game all the time. And if you are even a little bit below what is considered absolute pro, then you're just like, you don't exist. So it was so stressful. And I had a friend who was narrating audio books, I thought, oh, that would be a great thing to do. I can use my voice. I can use my acting abilities. And so I got into voiceover that way. What I didn't know, and this is part of the reason why we founded VOcation also is like all the other skills that you have to know in order to be a successful voice talent. You have to learn how to record yourself and edit yourself and negotiate your own contract. And you have to learn how to direct market and set up a website and make sure that your online casting profiles are set up in a way that meets all the algorithmic things that you need to meet on those sites. There's just so much, and I love every single part of it. The more I found that I could take the reins of my own career, the happier I was. Because in so many parts of the performance industry, the entertainment industry, if you're a performer, you're kind of like waiting for gatekeepers to open doors for you. And in voiceover, yeah. I find that it's not that way. You can really build your own career the way that you wanna do it, and you don't have to wait for an agent or a manager or for winning a competition. You don't have to wait for any of those things. You just kind of jump in and go. Anne: Amen. . Carin: Yeah. And it's, and it's awesome. Anne: That's one of the parts that I love about it as well. It's so refreshing to meet with a couple of people who probably love the business aspect of voiceover, as much as the creative and performance -- Carin: I love it so much. Anne: -- aspect. And I love how you said it just, it becomes, it's your own. This is something that you can direct your own business. And it's one of the reasons why I kind of diverged into three different brands myself, because I wanted to follow each passion and have that as part of my business. And I think that, honestly, there's so many people that, it's so necessary, the business aspect of it, because I'm always saying that you can have the greatest voice in the world, but it doesn't mean anything if nobody knows about it. And so -- Carin: Exactly. Anne: -- there's gotta be that aspect that you are being able to market yourself and create the business that you want in order to be successful in, hey, I gotta help pay the bills. That's for sure. Carin: Yeah. Anne: So. Carin: The other thing that, what I love about voiceover is that there are so many ways to make a career. And like, I know that you, Anne, and I have totally different approaches to how we find work. Like, you are amazing at direct marketing. And you're great at marketing yourself and branding yourself. And you just said, you have three different brands. And I don't do any of that. I started on online casting sites. And I just love to audition. And I audition all day long. And I think both approaches are valid and both approaches can result in similar outcomes. And you know, now I work with agents and managers too, and I love that part of it too. But I think Christian Lance who's, if you don't know Christian Lance, he's like -- Anne: I do. Carin: He's, yeah, he's a great voice talent. He said voice actors are kind of like drivers where like, if you say you're a driver, are you a race car driver, or are you an Uber driver or are you a truck driver or are you like, what kind of driver are you? It's the same with voiceover. There are just so many different ways to be a voice actor. Anne: Yeah. Carin: And that's why at VOcation, we bring a lot, lot of different people in to give you a lot of different approaches to doing the business of voiceover. And you take what works for you and you can toss out what doesn't work for you. So I like that. Anne: I do too. I love it. Jamie, your thoughts? Jamie: I agree. Anne: One of those things that's so funny because at conferences, when you're given choices about what classes to take, there are always the performance classes and then there are like the business classes. I've noticed year after year, people are always going for those performance classes, yet what they really need is the business aspect to it. So I can completely appreciate and love the whole concept of a conference just about the business of voiceover. And you guys have really did something successful. So talk to us a little bit about the evolution of the conference and how you guys came to be, and, and that first year, what was it like? Jamie: Well, we didn't want to just put on another conference that already existed, because what's the point in that? You know, I know things are a little different now post-COVID or well, we're in COVID still, but at the time there were a whole bunch of conferences that, although in different locations, which is most important for a lot of people in terms of access. The offering was kind of similar, you know? I mean, you'd go to one conference and the similar kind of speakers. So we wanted to do something a bit different. And like you said, a lot of conferences, people are so drawn to the performance type classes and panels and things like that. The -- they're like the sort of fast food . Anne: Yeah, right? The candy. Jamie: Yeah. The candy. Anne: Yeah, the candy. Jamie: And we are like, we're like the broccoli. Anne: Yes, exactly. Oh my God. Carin: We're totally the broccoli. Anne: yeah. I love it. Jamie: But if you go to a conference and or you go to a restaurant and it's like a salad bar, like you're gonna indulge in the salad like that you're not even gonna worry about all the other stuff. So that's, that's what we are. We're the salad bar. Anne: The salad bar. Jamie: Yeah. Anne: But I love broccoli. I'm just saying. Jamie: Yeah, I do too actually, Anne: See, there we go. Jamie: I dunno why people hate it. Carin: Delicious. Anne: There we go. So we love broccoli. So therefore we love the whole -- Jamie: Yeah, that's the big takeaway from this. Anne: There you go. We love broccoli . Jamie: So yeah. We're broccoli. Anne: Jamie: Shall I expand on that? Anne: Yes. Expand on what was the first year like, and did you have it, I think you had an in-person conference, right? The first year? Jamie: Yes. We did Symphony Space on the upper west side in New York. You know, the other thing we wanted to do is we wanted to hold it in the city. Like not in an airport like 10 miles outside of town. And that, you know, brings its own challenges. You know, you're having to bring stuff in and shepherd people around, put them where they need to go. Carin: And it's a lot more expensive. Anne: Oh, I was just gonna say, I can't imagine the cost of having it in the city. Carin: Yeah. Renting space in New York is a whole thing. It's and actually Symphony Space is wonderful because they cater to a lot of nonprofits and I mean, we're, we're not a nonprofit, but they cater to a lot of like, you know, smaller groups, and renting a theater was much better for us than renting an event space. Event spaces are just crazy in New York. Yeah. We love Symphony Space. Jamie: Yeah. And we were sort of feeling it out as we went really. It was our first big event that we put on. And, um, for both of us, we, neither of us had been to a voiceover conference before. We'd been to conferences, but not voiceover. So we didn't really have something to compare it to, but it was such a fulfilling weekend. And, you know, we think based on the feedback, everyone had a at time. So yeah, it was, it was really good. We had a whole array of business classes and panels that some were very genre based. Some were, you know, marketing, some were more businessy like tax and stuff like that, and negotiation and things like that. So there's still a huge amount of scope even within this sort of limited niche conference spare to explore lots of different avenues. Like you said, there's just so much, there's so much to it. So every year, maybe not thematically, but we'll dive into different aspects. And, you know, because like Carin said, there is no definitive one path through this industry. So you really have to sort of present, uh, many of the options as possible to people. And then they draw out what is appropriate to them and what sort of fits in their career. Anne: What I love about that is because there is no one clear path or right path to get into it, your conference is offering all of the options, and people that are just kind of finding their way in this industry, I think that's such an important resource for them to understand. Number one, as you both are saying, there's more than one path into success in voiceover, and having a resource that allows people to see all the different options, I think, is truly a wonderful thing. And I wish, you know, when I had gotten into voiceover back in the day, and I'm like, I'm old, there wasn't -- Carin: You're not that old. Anne: Well, probably older than I'd like to admit these days, but it's one of those things where there wasn't groups, there wasn't online groups. There were physical groups, but when you were just getting into voiceover, it was hard to find them. And so this has kind of evolved over the years. And I just love the fact that you guys have provided a resource solely dedicated to business, 'cause I'm a business geek. I'm fully so very excited that you guys are gonna be continuing this and, and this year, even you're having a, a virtual conference and I think an in-person conference, is that correct? Carin: We are. Anne: Cool. Carin: Finally after three years, we're now gonna do a VOcation in person again in New York at Symphony Space in September -- Anne: Nice. Carin: -- of 2022. And our virtual conference eVOcation is gonna be in June. And we're so excited that you're joining us, Anne. Anne: Yes. Thank you. I'm honored and very excited to take part in this for the first year for the virtual conference. I'm excited. Now, Carin, you moved from New York -- Carin: I did. Anne: -- to my neck of the woods, and I, and I'm originally from New York state myself and New Jersey. So now that you are in California, do you miss New York? Do you miss your peeps in New York? . Carin: I miss it so much. Oh my gosh. We left at the very beginning of the pandemic. Anne: Yeah. Carin: It was so crazy in New York at the very start. Anne: Yes, oh, I know. Carin: You know, we have two little kids and being in our little 800 square foot apartment with one bathroom and a potty training toddler and a baby and no backyard was like just impossible . So we bought a house sight unseen and moved to Southern California, and this sounds really dumb. And I feel like maybe this is a bit of hyperbole, but it, I felt almost like, like a refugee. Like we left without saying goodbye to anyone. Anne: Yeah, right. Carin: Because we couldn't see anyone, and we just kind of bought a house and packed up our stuff and left within a few weeks, and we were not planning on it. And so for the first like year that were here in California, I love it. My family's close by, the weather's beautiful. The kids absolutely love it. But if I would see a picture of the New York skyline -- Anne: Oh I know . Carin: -- I just would burst into tears. Anne: Yeah. Carin: I just, I miss it so much. And what I miss about it most is the community of people that we built there. Anne: Yeah. Carin: Because voice actors of NYC, we were doing two or three in-person events a month with like 50 to 100 people every event. And they were almost all donation based. So, you know, a teacher would come, and people would just pay what they could. And then the teacher would take the whole donation amount except for the space rental. And you know, we got to know each other, like we would eat each other's cooking when we had a potluck, and we knew each other's family, and we met each other's spouses. And it was just such a beautiful, wonderful community. And I'm so excited to do VOcation in New York and to see my New York family again, 'cause I just, I miss them all so much. Anne: I definitely miss New York. There's something about New York that I don't know. I love California. Don't get me wrong. And I'm probably not gonna move back to New York or New Jersey, but I have family back there. So there's really just something magical about it. And I love how you had a community. It reminds me of, you know, one of the reasons when I moved out west, I started the VO Peeps because I wanted a community because I didn't know people, and I wanted to meet people and just start a community out here. So I get that community. I think that's something so important when you are first starting out in this business. It's important to have a sense of community because people helping people in like minded industry, I think it's wonderful that you have a, a group, and that group is also online. And I can really see the sense of family there. You guys take such good care. I'm in a lot of groups, and you guys really take care of your members. And I really admire that about both of you. And you're both really giving people. I noticed that this year there's like a trillion scholarships for the conference. I mean, talk to us a little bit about your scholarships for the conference. Jamie: Well, yeah, it started originally at the very first event when Joe from Voice Actor Websites gave up his speaker fee to a ticket for the following year for someone, and he said, oh, just donate it to someone next year. I don't -- you don't need to pay me, which I thought was really a sweet thing. And then we mentioned that, and then quite organically people started offering, well, I'll pay for a ticket for someone. And then someone else saw that they did that. Then it just sort of snowballed. And then last year I think we had 15 scholarships that we gave out. And then this year we've had 27. Anne: That's amazing. Jamie: So 27 people, yeah, are getting to go to the conference that maybe they probably otherwise wouldn't have gotten to go to. So, you know. Anne: So then let me ask you, because I've also offered scholarships through VO Peeps, and that's not a small thing. There's a lot of work. I mean, I love to be a provider of scholarships if I can, but there's also some work. And I think you guys, in order to just even offer the scholarships, what is the criteria for the scholarship? And then you have to judge, and that's always tough. Carin: So we had 87 people apply for scholarships this year, and Jamie and I read through every single application. And it's just an online form. And you talk a little bit about your journey and voiceover, why you think you would be a good candidate for the scholarship, how you plan to give back to the community, if you get the scholarship, and then anything else we should know. And I have to say it was such a tough decision, and we awarded scholarships based on so many different things. People who had real financial need and seemed like real go-geters. People who've had like a really bad couple of years. People who just filled out their application so well and seemed like just amazing candidates who are just gonna take the next step into voiceover and have great success. It was just a real mix of all of those things. And we came up with 27 people that we agreed on took a little while, but. Jamie: Yeah, we had a whole process that we had to go through to get to that point. Anne: I had a score sheet. And I love that you based it on financial need. And I, I really am a big proponent of offering scholarships to help people that really need it. And even if, like you said, if they've had a couple of tough years and judging that those entries are so difficult. I actually would have a different judging panel every year, which I never disclosed, but it became work for people. And I'm so grateful for the people that helped in the judging of that all because it is a lot of work. And, and I thought for myself, for me to just judge, it was tough without having someone else have a -- Carin: Yeah. Anne: -- another objective view. So I would always get a team of people who would volunteer their time to judge. And so I love, love, love that you guys are doing scholarships and just, it warms my heart, it really does because I haven't had, uh, VO Peeps scholarship in, in the last year because I've kind of gotten on board with some other scholarships. And so I still once a year, try to give out scholarships for VO Peeps, for people that have a financial need. So kudos to you for that. So let's talk about your lineup this year. Who do you got coming? Yeah. And what sort of topics are you gonna be talking about? Carin: Well, we have a lot of great people. Maria Pendolino of course is a rockstar. She's coming back. Anne: She is. Carin: Anne: Total rockstar. Carin: She's gonna give a talk called Non-broadcast Genre is the Foundation of Your House. Anne: oh, nice. Carin: Which is great. Anne: Love it. Love it. Jamie: I feel that's up your street, Anne . Carin: Yeah. I'm gonna be, uh, interviewing Mark Guss about the agent client relationship. Mark Guss of course is a manager at ACM talent, but he's been an, an agent as well. Amazing guy. We have a panel on all of the freelancer websites, including Fiverr and Upwork and -- Anne: Okay. Carin: -- what they mean for our industry. And is there a way to use them ethically? Anne: Sure. Love it. Carin: We have a -- yeah. We have a working pros panel. What else do we have, Jamie? Jamie: I think you should have prepped people that you were gonna say the Fiver word, 'cause if someone's driving while they're listening to this, they'll probably just crash their car. Carin: Yeah, that panel is called We Don't Talk About Fiverr, No, No. Anne: But we do, but we should. Jamie: We should. Anne: I think we should. Carin: We don't talk about Fiverr. Anne: I'm kinda on board with that. I think there's too many people that aren't talking about it. Carin: Yeah. Anne: And there's too many people that don't talk about other things like synthetic voices. And I think that that's important. Carin: Yeah. Anne: Because how do we prepare ourselves for that -- Carin: Exactly. Anne: -- influence in our industry? So, I mean, you can't ignore Fiverr. It's there. Jamie: Yeah. Anne: And other assorted, you know, maybe freelance communities that are maybe not desirable in some people's eyes. I think like you said, Carin, there's multiple paths. Carin: Exactly. Anne: And I am not here to judge. To be honest. I mean, we run our own businesses. I think that there's principles that we should all maybe try to strive for and knowing your worth, which is I think at the top of the list, I think that that's definitely something that you have to understand, but then we all run our own businesses. Carin: I think so much of knowing your worth just comes from an education. Anne: Yeah. Agreed. Carin: When I started, I didn't even know that there were agents that were sending people out for auditions. Like, I didn't know there was a union that I was supposed to join. I didn't know anything. All I knew is that I did a Google search and I found these online casting sites, and they were offering $100 for only a 30-second commercial? That's like, so little time. Right? I just had no idea Anne: I get it. Carin: I had no idea what the rates were. Anne: So totally get that. Carin: Yeah. And that's how people start. They go on Fiverr because that's like the thing to do if you're a freelancer, and they don't know about the GVAA rate guide. Anne: Right. Carin: They don't know that you're supposed to be getting higher rates. And I think when you know, then you charge more. Anne: Yeah. Carin: So I think is a huge part of it. Anne: Yeah. Carin: And we can't fault people for not knowing what the industry standards are. The only thing we can do is educate, you know, lovingly guide them to charge more if they can. Anne: I agree. I got on the pay-to-plays back when they were first starting and they worked for me. But before the pay-to-plays, there was freelancer.com. And I don't even know if it was called that, but that was, if you wanna talk about people who underbid in order to get a job, the earliest freelancer was people would go post their jobs, and the person that bid the lowest won. And I was on that. I'm not saying that could be considered the Fiverr of today maybe. Carin: Yeah. Anne: But I didn't know. Carin: Right, exactly. Anne: And again, it was, I didn't have the education. There weren't the online communities like there were, and I found out and I learned thankfully, you know, that I was worth and I was worthy of charging a fair rate. And ultimately I evolved into the mindset, know your worth. And I think as influencers with the podcast that we are putting out there as a resource, with the conferences, eVOcation, I think that it's wonderful that we are putting out resources to educate people about knowing their worth. And that's all we can do really . Jamie: Yeah. Yeah. And it's, it's only part is part of the offering as well. So you may hear discussions about Fiverr and Freelancer and what have you. And, and then you learn about some of the other avenues, direct marketing. And then you determine where your journey, where your path lies. That's sort of the, the beauty of this, this industry. And you know, with some of the online discussions, particularly not to make this all about Fiverr, but with some of the online discussions, you, you even mention that, and you're immediately pounced upon, you know? Anne: Oh, I know. Jamie: There is no discussion -- Anne: Yeah, yeah. Jamie: -- why it's bad, et cetera. But the other thing is that for me, I think if you've been in the industry for five plus years, you don't know what it's like to start in 2022. The landscape is different now to how it was five plus years ago. So we really should have those discussions to educate us who are more established as to what the lay of the land is in a sort of earlier phase. So yeah, we got a whole bunch of stuff. We got casting panels, rates and usage. Anne: Wow. Jamie: You're teaching the email marketing class, and social media, we've got Natalie. Carin: Yeah. Natalie Natus. She's so great. Jamie: Yeah. Carin: She's an audiobook narrator who has like just kind of exploded on TikTok and -- Anne: Fantastic. Carin: -- very funny and wonderful. So she's talking about social media, all good stuff. Jamie: And we've got Voice Actor Websites' crew talking all about how to optimize your website and separately, how to work your SEO because they're two sides of the same coin, but you can't have one without the other, if you really wanna, you know, your website to work. So yeah. There's other stuff too, but we won't go through everything. . Anne: Well, it sounds like a fantastic lineup. And what are those dates? Jamie: eVOcation is June 10th, 11th and 12th. Carin: Yes. Anne: Got it. Jamie: Three days. Anne: Your in-person one, you're kind of scoping out for the fall, is that correct? Carin: We have the dates actually, September 10th and 11th. Anne: Fantastic. Carin: In New York city. And I'm pretty sure tickets are gonna go on sale in July for that one. So keep an eye out, and we actually have another kind of secret thing that we'll announce at the conference as well about something coming up in 2023. Anne: Awesome. Jamie: Yeah. Carin: We won't tell you here, but it's a fun secret. Jamie: It's just a tease. Carin: This is just a tease. Anne: I love secret things. Carin: Yes. Anne: All right. Jamie: Tease from the broccoli. Anne: I'm so excited BOSSes. Really, this is a conference I think everybody should go to this conference. Everybody in voiceover should go to this conference. Jamie: I agree. Anne: It's just, yeah. Such a wonderful resource for the community. Thank you, guys, so much for doing this, for your generosity. You guys are just amazing for being such a support in the community. I really appreciate that. I see it all the time. You guys are just so wonderfully supportive and that is a wonderful thing. So my last question would be, if you guys had one tip to give to the BOSSes about being successful in their voiceover career, what would that be? Carin: I would say my best tip is find the thing that works well for you and works well for your brain and lean in to that. So if you find that you absolutely love direct marketing, lean into that and do it to the best of your ability. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, of course, but really, really put focus and attention and love into that. If you find that you love auditioning, put your focus and attention and love into that and find the thing that makes you love voiceover and makes you love going to work every day and lean into that thing. And that will help you to love your job and be successful. Anne: Awesome. Jamie: Yeah. And I've been thinking a lot lately, well, the last of year or so about how I interpret specs, and I've sort tried to change my approach to it. Rather than trying to twist myself into a pretzel to be the person that I think they want me to be, I use them as just ingredients into the soup of my brain that is trying to interpret what this project is. And then I give them my natural, authentic interpretation of that and the most real thing that I can offer, rather than getting too hung up the adjectives and the references and things like that. So I know that's not to do with business, but it's just something I've been thinking about a lot lately. And I saw an immediate uptick in bookings as a result of changing that mindset. Anne: Awesome. That's awesome. No, I think that's amazing. Thank you, guys. If anybody wants to get in touch, if the BOSSes wanna get in touch with you, how can they get in touch with you guys individually? And also what again is that URL for the conference, should they want to buy tickets? Carin: Yes. If you want to buy tickets for the conference, you can go to VOcationconference.com, and I am @CarinGilfry at -- on all the socials. Jamie: And I am Jamie Muffett on Instagram and all that jazz. And you can find my website, JamieMuffettVO.com. Anne: Thank you so much. And again guys, eVOcation tickets are on sale. Go get them, very important, BOSSes. I'd like to give a great big shout-out to our sponsor. ipDTL. You too can connect and network like BOSSes like we are today. Find out more at ipdtl.com. You guys, have an amazing week, and we'll see you next week. Bye. Carin: Bye. Thank you. Jamie: Thank you. >> Join us next week for another edition of VO BOSS with your host Anne Ganguzza. And take your business to the next level. Sign up for our mailing list at voboss.com and receive exclusive content, industry revolutionizing tips and strategies, and new ways to rock your business like a BOSS. Redistribution with permission. Coast to coast connectivity via ipDTL.

Crosstalk America from VCY America
News Roundup & Comment

Crosstalk America from VCY America

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 53:00


Here's your sample of news stories from this week's Round-Up program. More stories, as well as listener comments, can be heard when you review this broadcast.----The Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board has been put on hold just weeks after it was established and announced to the public.----Pennsylvania's hotly contested U.S. Senate Republican primary race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick could be decided by a significant number of unscanned, Lancaster County, mail-in ballots.----Two children hospitalized in Tennessee after their parents could not find a special type of baby formula amid a nationwide shortage.----The Daily Caller has reported that the Biden administration knew about the baby formula shortage as early as February.----Walmart is shipping baby formula from Wyoming to New Jersey while Nestle is flying Gerber baby food formula to the U.S. from the Netherlands and Switzerland to address the significant shortages in America. ----On Wednesday President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supplies from overseas.----The same globalists who have been supporting and promoting the COVID agenda are also driving the world toward a global food crisis and famine.----Americans are facing what a major bank calls a cruel summer with gasoline prices that could hit -6 per gallon.----Some gas stations across America are already bracing for the next big thing, namely the price per gallon potentially exceeding -10.----The U.S. stockpile of diesel fuel hit a nearly 2 decade low as fuel prices hit a record high on Wednesday.

The Todd Herman Show
Election Day, Pure Evil and now what? Episode 123 - Hour 1 Election

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 67:47


THE THESIS: The Party wants more violence. It's right there in their message. Satan cannot create, he can only twist. He cannot experience love, only hate. The Party refuses to build, they cannot really love, their power is fueled by hate and avarice. The rhetoric around this election proves this entirely. We cannot fight for Heaven using the tools of Hell. So . . . how do we fight?  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES: Modern politics is about the creation of hatred and envy. These things are not of God. We must be good citizens who seek law and order, structure, good leaders. More so, we must put God in our hearts and minds in His rightful place: at the top! Give God the respect to follow His word and let the politicians to their own hating (let the dead bury the dead).  Mark 12:17 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.” And they were amazed at him. Most of us are praying for our Country. But, are you--like I have been doing--praying with a hardened heart?  1 John 4:19-21 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. Characteristics of a Hardened Heart THE NEWS & COMMENT: BLOCK 1 Trump-backed Dr. Oz and Dave McCormick go into overtime in Pennsylvania's crucial GOP Senate primary; Senate race in Pennsylvania may determine whether the GOP wins back the chamber's majority in November's midterms Idaho as object lesson  [AUDIO] -  Gov. Ron DeSantis mentions how people are even "fleeing from Canada" when talking about how people are moving to the free state of Florida from communist dictatorships and other states. [AUDIO] - CNN: 'Racist Garbage' To Think Democrats Seek Political Gain from Immigration Tucker: The Democratic Party has decided they will change the electorate; Tucker reveals the great replacement theory is coming from the Democrats BLOCK 2 [AUDIO] - ABC Swoons Over Biden's Buffalo Speech Trying to ‘Heal...a Very Broken Country' [AUDIO] - Joe Biden's threats [AUDIO] -  The View: Parents at School Board Meetings Are Same as Buffalo Shooter [AUDIO] - CNN Claims White Americans 'Need To Come To Terms With' Their Role in Buffalo Shooting BLOCK 3 MUSIC REVIEW: Listening to @toddeherman today he played Country Boy Can Survive. Reminded me of this. Stark reality echoing through these times.   …  [AUDIO] - James McMurtry: We Can't Make it Here ---   ---   --- Todd, my brother Elliott and I are very excited to see you Friday! Can I bring something for you to sign? Hahaha Anyway, a song popped into my head. Listening to your ideas about red state firewalls, and how so very many good conservative people (and moderate people who are just not crazy leftists) are moving out of destroyed blue cities and states. Although Bruce Springsteen is a leftist, his song "My Hometown" seems to really hit the themes of being forced to leave somewhere that you've spent most-or all-of your life, because of things changing. In the song, the narrator and his family make the hard decision move south because the local economy has collapsed and there are no jobs left. My understanding is the song is based on Springsteen's real experiences growing up in New Jersey. The song may be about leaving for economic reasons, but it makes me think about leaving somewhere for cultural or social reasons. [AUDIO] - https://youtu.be/KrGi8ODOWR0 Take a listen, enjoy, and see you Friday! -CF A PERSONAL NOTE: We talk so often about the evils of Big Pharma. Here is a miracle of healthcare to behold [AUDIO] - Mom Set To Give Birth To Her Son Twice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Child Care Rockstar Radio
Changing the World of Non-Profit Education with Joan Dillon

Child Care Rockstar Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 52:52


If you are feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and under-appreciated, this episode is for you. Kris welcomes friend and client Joan Dillon with the Glassboro Child Development Centers in New Jersey. Joan is also the “Change the World Winner,” and after hearing her talk about her commitment to her core values, it's quite clear why. Joan talks about the shift she made from feeling like she needed to do everything at her center to learning to trust her team and helping them feel empowered and on board with the company's values. Joan talks about taking control of her own health and wellness, and how that freed her up to put more energy into building up her team, leadership, and culture. She discusses how Glassboro has grown from an early childhood center to a multifaceted agency, and how she hires in accordance with her mission and core values in mind.   Key Takeaways: [5:27] Kris gives an update on how she's been “clearing out the junk” energetically, and making space for even more things to come with what she is aligned with at her highest level. [10:26] Glassboro Child Development Center is a private nonprofit organization, and Joan has been there since 1988 when she started out doing school-aged child care. [11:33] Joan is proud of the work they do to help families which they describe as ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, and employed). She was in an ALICE family herself and knows that they too deserve the highest quality of care and attention to detail. [16:00] Fun fact! Joan would describe herself as an even-tempered dance mom. Yes, they do exist! [21:54] Joan talks about driving to the Summit in 2017 because she had bad flight anxiety, and how the event changed her life and began to show her that she didn't do everything all on her own. [28:22] Instead of asking for permission or forgiveness, ask for support. [29:05] You have to believe in yourself and believe in what could be, and then garner support for that. [30:36] Joan talks about how her team and leadership and culture got stronger, as she learned to ask for support. [33:20] Joan never knew life could be so much fun. [38:55] How does Joan hire and train to her core values, and what about when they brought everyone back after COVID-19? [42:14] Good leaders learn to take care of the managers in a way that helps them get what they need. [49:08] Employees should know that they are working there because they want to be, not because they have to. [50:11] Nonprofit doesn't have to mean reduced quality.   Quotes: “We find creative ways to help hardworking families afford childcare without decreasing our price and decreasing our value.” — Joan “Nonprofit doesn't have to mean reduced quality.” — Joan “Now I can't even fathom being in that space where I felt like I had to do everything.” — Joan “I never knew life could be so fun.” — Joan   Sponsored By: ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) Use code CCSC5 to claim a free course!   Mentioned in This Episode: Kris Murray The Child Care Success Company The Child Care Success Academy The Child Care Success Summit Glassboro Child Development Centers Glassboro on Facebook Joan Dillon The 5 Love Languages

Real Truth with Ruth
The Challenge - When Pain Does Not Stay Buried

Real Truth with Ruth

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 15:50


What happens when we choose to push the pain in our lives underground rather than allowing God to bring healing?  Early this year, I asked the Lord for a word for the We Prophesy Conference in New Jersey. As I was waiting on the Lord, He gave me a word about what happens when the pain goes underground.  What aspects of your life have you buried? We must understand that when God reveals what has been buried, it is an invitation for freedom and healing. However deep that pain is, whatever the depth of the grave of despair, God wants to set you free. And, in the process, He will not re-traumatize you.   For additional information, visit Ruthhendrickson.org.  

New Books in Literary Studies
81* David Ferry, Roger Reeves, and the Underworld

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 47:21


Since the original airing of this episode in June 2021, Roger Reeves' second book Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. was published by W.W. Norton, and the paperback edition of David Ferry's translation of The Aeneid was published by the University of Chicago Press. The underworld, that repository of the Shades of the Dead, gets a lot of traffic from heroes (Gilgamesh, Theseus, Odysseus, Aeneas) and poets (Orpheus, Virgil, Dante). Some come down for information or in hopes of rescuing or just seeing their loved ones, or perhaps for a sense of comfort in their grief. They often find those they have loved, but they rarely can bring them back. Comfort they never find, at least not in any easy way. In conversation with Elizabeth for this episode of Recall this Book, originally broadcast back in 2021, poets Roger Reeves and David Ferry join the procession through the underworld, each one leading the other. They talk about David's poem Resemblance, in which he sees his father, whose grave he just visited, eating in the corner of a small New Jersey restaurant and “listening to a conversation/With two or three others—Shades of the Dead come back/From where they went to when they went away?” Roger reads “Grendel's Mother,” in which the worlds of Grendel and Orpheus and George Floyd coexist but do not resemble each other, and where Grendel's mother hears her dying son and refuses the heaven he might be called to, since entering it means he'd have to die. Mentioned in this episode David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, University of Chicago Press Virgil, The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, University of Chicago Press Roger Reeves, Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., Copper Canyon Press Jonathan Culler, Theory of the Lyric , Harvard University Press. Read transcript of the episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

The Andy Staples Show & Friends: A show about college football
Stars Matter: Brian Kelly lands California 4-star at LSU, update on Florida's class & more 2023 commitments

The Andy Staples Show & Friends: A show about college football

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 70:56


Ari Wasserman and Mitch Light discuss the latest news and notes on the recruiting trail. Brian Kelly lands a 4-star out of California which isn't typical in Baton Rouge. Billy Napier continues to build his 2023 class at Florida. Notre Dame received a commitment from a 2024 4-star out of New Jersey. Plus, Georgia commit Marcus Washington, a 4-star from 2023 class, reclassified and will be part of the 2022 class. He had been top-rated commit of ‘23 class (No. 69 overall). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books Network
81* David Ferry, Roger Reeves, and the Underworld

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 47:21


Since the original airing of this episode in June 2021, Roger Reeves' second book Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. was published by W.W. Norton, and the paperback edition of David Ferry's translation of The Aeneid was published by the University of Chicago Press. The underworld, that repository of the Shades of the Dead, gets a lot of traffic from heroes (Gilgamesh, Theseus, Odysseus, Aeneas) and poets (Orpheus, Virgil, Dante). Some come down for information or in hopes of rescuing or just seeing their loved ones, or perhaps for a sense of comfort in their grief. They often find those they have loved, but they rarely can bring them back. Comfort they never find, at least not in any easy way. In conversation with Elizabeth for this episode of Recall this Book, originally broadcast back in 2021, poets Roger Reeves and David Ferry join the procession through the underworld, each one leading the other. They talk about David's poem Resemblance, in which he sees his father, whose grave he just visited, eating in the corner of a small New Jersey restaurant and “listening to a conversation/With two or three others—Shades of the Dead come back/From where they went to when they went away?” Roger reads “Grendel's Mother,” in which the worlds of Grendel and Orpheus and George Floyd coexist but do not resemble each other, and where Grendel's mother hears her dying son and refuses the heaven he might be called to, since entering it means he'd have to die. Mentioned in this episode David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, University of Chicago Press Virgil, The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, University of Chicago Press Roger Reeves, Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., Copper Canyon Press Jonathan Culler, Theory of the Lyric , Harvard University Press. Read transcript of the episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Crime Writers On...True Crime Review
Dead End: A NJ Political Murder Mystery

Crime Writers On...True Crime Review

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 43:33


In 2014, authorities discovered the bodies of political consultant John Sheridan and his wife Joyce in the bedroom of their New Jersey home. A barricaded door, an intentionally set fire, and the discovery of two knives near the bodies led investigators to believe John killed Joyce in a murder/suicide. The couple's family noticed detectives ignored odd things about the evidence, such as the blood patterns and type of knife that made the fatal blow. In a state known for its graft and shoddy police work, could there be something more to the case?  In the podcast “Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery,” WNYC reporter Nancy Solomon explores the brutal deaths of the Sheridans, their sons' quest for the truth, and the political corruption that looms over the case.OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "DEAD END" BEGIN AROUND THE 33rd MINUTE. 

That's Hockey Talk
THT - 5/18/22 - John-Michael Liles

That's Hockey Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 98:22


After a wild 1st round of Stanley Cup action the boy look ahead to the 2nd round and watch the Rangers & Hurricanes kick off game 1 live. Former Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles joins the conversation to chat about the Avs impressive round 1 sweep & game 1 OT win in round 2, his career playing with the Avalanche super team in 03-04, & his stops in Toronto, & Carolina. Other topics include the Battle of Alberta, what's next for the Penguins & Dallas Stars, headshots, & some David Clarkson & Patty Elias stories from Rupper's New Jersey days.

Boss Ladies and Babies
Maternal Mental Health Matters

Boss Ladies and Babies

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:12


May is Mental Health Awareness month, and this episode focuses on the importance of Maternal Mental Health. Our guest for this week is a wife & mama to 2 girls, a former first grade teacher from New Jersey, and a postpartum anxiety & depression survivor that is here to open up about the importance of maternal mental health and raising awareness for perinatal mood disorders. She turned her pain into her passion and started sharing her story on Instagram and has since created a safe, inspiring, and educational space for all mothers to turn to. KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE: -Jenn's Personal Story With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety & How She Created Her Platform, Mom's Maternal Health -What Are Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders -Facts About Postpartum Depression/Anxiety & Symptoms -The Importance Of Raising Awareness & Asking For Help -Resources For Women Suffering From Perinatal Mood Disorders *If you are suffering from postpartum depression, anxiety, or the variety of other perinatal mood disorders that exist remember you are not alone! Jenn is a wonderful resource, and you can also check https://www.postpartum.net for more!

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
423: Reign Ventures with Monique Idlett

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 41:54


Monique Idlett is the Founder of Reign Ventures, a seed-stage investment firm, and previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group, home to a multiplatinum roster of artists. Chad talks with Monique about how the music industry is like the startup venture capital industry, understanding that representation matters, having a data-forward approach, and appearing on the TV show Undercover Billionaire, where entrepreneurs are given 90-days and nothing but 100 dollars to go undercover and build a thriving million-dollar business for a small town in the US. Reign Ventures (https://www.reignvc.com/) Follow Reign Ventures on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ReignVc), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/reign_ventures/), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/reign-ventures/). Follow Monique on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Monique_Mosley_) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/monique-idlett-mosley-41353b15/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Monique Idlett, the Founder of Reign Ventures, a seed-stage investment firm, and previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group, home to a multiplatinum roster of artists. Monique, thank you so much for joining me. Now, you left Mosley Music Group about three years ago to focus exclusively on Reign Ventures. How is the music industry like the startup venture capital industry? MONIQUE: There is no difference in the way I see a pipeline of amazing talented founders. We're truly looking for those exceptional founders that we can help develop, put up that bumper system. The end product in the music industry was the music we were consuming, the experiences through the live art form. And in the startup world, that end product is the success and the ability to scale a real solution that this company has solved with amazing, talented people. So to me, it was a nice, easy transition, and it made sense. CHAD: Are there ways in which it's different? MONIQUE: Oh my goodness, yes, lots of ways that it's different. The difference is that music is an art form. For me, music is the universal language. I believe that I've traveled the world. And I've been to places where there were language barriers, but when a song, a popular song, came on, the language barrier was gone. In the startup world, there may be several people trying to create and penetrate a problem area in a vertical or a category. And we may not have the ability in the startup world to have several of the same sounding things from a business model. They may not all work. And so you're dealing with the emotional capacity on the music side. And on the tech side of things you're truly dealing with, can you really solve this problem? We're solving problems, not just emotional connections from the music industry perspective. And also, it's a lot slower moving. We have a project in the music industry, and it may have a cycle. And now it's an even shorter cycle with technology. You may be able to create an entire project in just a couple of weeks. In the startup world, in the business side of things, you may not see the development for two to three years. So the patience is definitely...I've had to apply a lot more patience and understanding of being able to scale a business versus just a project-driven entity. So it's a little different, but the end result is all the same. Creating real great solutions for real problems, whether it's through an art form or whether it's through a business model, is all similar to me. CHAD: So, do you have a particular investment strategy or focus at Reign? MONIQUE: We do. Erica and I currently we are the largest two female Black-owned VC fund. So one of the things that we felt ten and a half years ago when we started investing together is investing has just been done...venture has been done wrong. There's a reason why less than 3% of funding collectively was...still to this day; it's about 3.2. But over ten years ago, when we started, only less than 3% of funding from VC was going to women, all women, and Black and Brown founders. And so literally, we were like, the problem is that we're not having enough investment or a lens on women and people of color. And we want to do it the way it should have always been done: investing inclusively. We are proud to say that we invest in all founders, all exceptional founders. And yes, we have a lens on women and people of color because they've been under-capitalized and under-resourced and under-everything. And so the reality is that we want to set the tone of how it should always look and the world is inclusive. Diversity is not an issue; the equity and inclusion side is an issue. And we want to keep being that example. CHAD: That's great. Do you feel like, or in your experience, have you found that these founders were already out there and they just were being passed over? Or were the problems so systemic that they weren't even getting the opportunity to even be out there? MONIQUE: I think there are always exceptional people out there; that's number one. And I think it's a two-prong problem: yes, the pipeline, the access. So there's the lack of access for these types of founders that has absolutely been an issue, the lack of resources, the lack of access. But the other side of it is that they have just been overlooked and not allowed into the rooms. There are exceptional people in this world that don't only look like one type of person. And the reality is that we have access to them. And so yes, both of those are an issue, okay. But the reality is that we have exceptional founders of all types of people. There are amazing people in this world. When you sit behind a computer, and you run an algorithm, and you only go to only your network of what looks like you and comfortable, then you are what we call missing out on a ton of opportunity. So Erica and I are founder-friendly. We go where the founders are. CHAD: I've come to learn and understand representation really matters. Being able to see yourself is really important. And it's something that because I look like what I look like, I had the privilege to not realize how important that is because there are so many people in power that look like me. I can imagine it's super refreshing to a lot of the founders that you work with to be talking with you and sitting across the table from you and seeing that and talking to someone that understands them. MONIQUE: Yes. I think that having someone to relate to on all levels, personal, professional is a very important concept. And I remember starting my career at USA Today; not only was I different in age because most of my colleagues were 40-plus, and I was in my young 20s, they were mostly male and definitely particularly only Caucasian. I was the first African American executive on the marketing and sales side. And I remember feeling very isolated and very lost and not knowing who I could turn to that would understand some of the things I was actually going through. And so yes, founders, it eases the founder's mind when they can talk to me and know that hey, I didn't always look like this from this perspective. I grew up in income-based housing in New Jersey. I understand where you come from. Yes, I understand what it's like to be a Black woman; I am one. But also the other side of it is that when we have founders who are Caucasian male. We like to have conversations of inclusion from the ground up with them. "Did you think about this consumer base? Do you know that you might have to message different?" These are things and conversations that people are not having if you're only talking to one type of person. And so, I think that what Reign Ventures is doing is allowing for comfortable conversation and then execution. CHAD: That's great. You started with a $25 million fund in Reign, and you're well beyond that now, right? MONIQUE: Yes, yes. So our current fund is a $50 million fund, and then our next fund will be...we're going for the stars and trying to raise $100 million. CHAD: Wow. I've talked to a few people who are either interested in starting VC or who have done it before. And what do you use to judge how much or how large of a fund you'll be building? MONIQUE: So we like to think of what we want the outcome to be. And so, the long-term goal of Reign Ventures is to have a billion-dollar under asset management. That has not been done by two Black females before. And so we understand if we do that, if we look at the long-term goal, if we do that and count backwards, here's what it will take to get to that billion dollars under asset management. So yes, the size of the fund will have to increase. But we also know that that means we're creating amazing companies and supporting amazing founders with Reign Ventures. And so we look at the size as our ability to have a larger stake and the ability to have follow-on capital for all of the companies that are doing amazing. I would tell anyone who is looking to start a venture fund that Erica and I (Erica is my business partner.) she and I started and wrote our thesis over ten years ago. And we actually deployed our personal capital for the first nine years so that we could create a data room and so that we could understand what it meant and felt like to have skin in the game so that we can learn truly where we sat well with a thesis. And it ended up being we do really well with consumer tech and SaaS, you know, B2B SaaS software. And so, I would say that it's not an easy journey to start a venture fund. Truly understand what you want your thesis to be. Truly understand that you're going to hear the word No way more than you will hear the word Yes. This is someone else's investment. This is accountability. And try it and understand it before you just start raising money. CHAD: You sort of alluded to this earlier; you said increasing the size of the fund is going to allow you to make bigger investments and follow-on investments. So do you also see you investing in more companies? MONIQUE: So we like to have a 20 to 25 cap strategy per fund. And what we do is we take 25% of the capital for the earliest investment, and then we save 75% of it for the follow-on round so that we maintain our equity stake. Because we're founder-friendly, so we always want to be in that board room. We always want to roll up our sleeves with the founders and so maintaining whichever early equity we have, which is usually the way the fund is structured, between around 10%. It allows us to not just do more companies; it actually allows us to really double down on the portfolio itself and make sure that we're staying and growing with the founders. CHAD: How involved are you? Are you personally involved? Do you split the portfolio up, and each person takes a few? Or how do you typically do it? MONIQUE: We truly, truly do take my 25-plus years in the music industry. We take that very bumper system approach of we're here to help develop the raw talent and, on the tech side of things, the actual founding team and the evolution of the company. And so I usually take the board seats. Erica, she comes from finance, and she's been doing finance banking for over 25 years. She's been doing early-stage investing for 16 of those years. And so, she helps with the finance cap strategies. How do we get you from your seed stage to your A in 12 months? How do we get you from your A to your B? So she's very, very involved with the financial models and running several of those and working with the founders on who's on your cap table? Okay, so intentionally and strategically, who's missing from your cap table? Let's work on that. And then I'm always the one working on taking the board seat. I'm the one working with the vision, the strategy. I'm an operator, so I have a most extensive network. And so I'm the one aligning them with our resources, our network. And you know, yeah, we're very, very involved. And I think that when you're dealing with seed-stage because that's the stage we're in, it's the riskiest. We try to de-risk the company, the founder, the founding team as much as possible. So we are as involved as the founder wants us to be. We do not make founders feel guilty for not having the largest team. We're like, "Okay, what do you need? Let's get you that." And that's where we like to play. We don't see ourselves going into anything past the seed stage. CHAD: Is there a limit to how many companies that you're able to personally work with? And how do you scale, Monique? MONIQUE: So the cool thing about our fund is that all of the companies are intentional. Half of our companies are consumer tech. So they mostly need pretty much the same type of things, even if they're in different verticals. The other half is SaaS. And so the reality is that they're in different stages. They're growing at different stages. And we, first and foremost, create a founder community that supports each other. That's number one. Then we have an LP community that supports not just Erica and I but our founder community. So we look at investing as from a holistic community. We drive community, and that is the way that we're able to actually still have a sustainable business model with Erica and I. And we have a team. We don't do anything by ourselves. We have an entire team dedicated to the growth of our portfolio companies. CHAD: Speaking of that team, what does that team look like now in terms of the different roles on it? And how big is it? MONIQUE: So currently, right now, we have about four full-time. And then, we have a couple of interns who work on the data science side. And then we also have in-house from just Monique from my particular business model side; we have an HR. We have financial operators, and then we have contractors and partners. And so, at the end of the day, there isn't anything that our founders need that we can't source for them internally or externally. CHAD: Who was the first person you brought onto the Reign team, and why? MONIQUE: Her name is Naya, and she actually has worked for me on my foundation side for a few years. She's was an engineering student at University of Miami. And once she graduated, she was now getting her Master's in Data Science. And we felt like being able to report properly on our founders, the companies that were applying that we actually could not invest in but were investable, we'd like to keep track of that. And so, we felt like having someone who could really handle the data side of Reign Ventures was one of the more important hires. And then, we also hired a full-time social media person who handles the content. We have a monthly podcast called The Series A. They oversee that so all communications on our portfolio companies and Reign Ventures as a whole. So those were the first two hires. And we're currently prepping to hire for the summer a full-time associate that will be out of the New York office. We have offices here in Miami, across from the University of Miami, and then we have offices in New York. CHAD: That's cool. The data aspect of that is super interesting to me because I think that I talk to a lot of people, and a modern VC firm is certainly doing that. But there are still ones out there that don't have that data-forward approach that it sounds like you do. MONIQUE: Well, we need to make sense of all of this. So we need to make sense of the idea of how many founders are applying? What is the demographic makeup of them? Who is this founder? Where are they coming from? What markets are they coming from? Because we do invest just only in the United States. And we pretty much invest in all markets here. We'd like to keep that data. And most importantly, we are over-communicators with our LPs. So we're sending them monthly updates. Carta is updated every, you know, they have access to that. So we'd like for them to understand what our day is looking like. How are we spending our time? What type of founders are coming to us? Hey, you all don't necessarily have access to these founders, here's why we do. And so all of this information is important. You have to make sense of who your audience is. And for us, our audience are the founders. 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That's A-G-E-N-C-Y, the letter U. CHAD: You mentioned that you invest in people in some ways as much or more than you do the idea that they have and really work with them. How far along will people typically be with their product when you start working with them and investing in them? MONIQUE: The way that the investment cycle is, you know, your family and friends, then your angels, and then sometimes even your super angels will come in after that. Then you have your pre-seed, which is usually where you're testing product-market fit, et cetera. And then we step in at the seed stage, which is founder market fit, you know, product-market fit, a billion-dollar addressable market. You understand your operational strategy, where you're going to raise less than 50 million, and if you're not, you have that strategy of why? And definitely more than just an idea at that point. Now you just need to raise this round, to hire on more team, and then scale. So for us, that's how our due diligence works. And if you make it through that due diligence, then it becomes about who is this founding team? Will they be able to deal with adversity? Because you're going to have it. Are they coachable? What is their leadership style? Is it an inclusive environment? You can't be creating an equity company, and then all the team looks the same. So these are the things that we're looking at. What is your personality type? We like to spend time with our founders. How will you deal with the stress because the stress will come. Is your mindset the glass is half full or is it half empty? All of these things are important at the seed stage because it's not the growth stage where it's automatic it's happening. The seed stage boils down to can you deal with adversity? CHAD: I imagine you reject a lot of people. MONIQUE: Ooh, I would say that we use a different term. We are not dream killers. CHAD: Okay. [chuckles] MONIQUE: Here's what we say: we have an open-door policy with founders. We allow founders, even the ones that are not ready for investment or that we've actually had to pass on investment. And the thing is that we can only do 20 companies. That is where we'd like to sit, 20 companies per fund. And if for some reason, it's not a company that we invest in, we still give them access to our resources. We still give them access to our network. We still will spend…I mean, every Friday is our Founder Friday, and it fills up very quickly. Erica and I get on with founders who are not in our portfolio because just because they weren't a good fit for Reign Ventures or it was something that we could not do, maybe it did not fit the fund's structure; we also try to align them with investors that might fit them more properly. And so I don't feel like we reject; we just redirect. CHAD: So given that then, I imagine that you are often pretty open with the companies that you're not able to invest in the reasons why and hopefully, it helps them. MONIQUE: Oh, absolutely. We get founders all the time that say, "Listen, this was the best thing. Prior to coming to you all, we weren't able to raise $1. You didn't invest in us, but you taught us how to be investable, and now we've raised money." That's what we want to hear. None of us win if there's really a great company with a great solution that can really have some traction if they never get up and running. CHAD: That's great. And maybe you get the opportunity to invest in them later, right? MONIQUE: Yep. Absolutely. Absolutely. There are a couple of companies that that has happened. And one of them is now back in our due diligence and probably will make it through. CHAD: Yeah. Are there any companies in your portfolio that you particularly want to give a shout-out to? MONIQUE: Oh, we love all of our portfolio companies. CHAD: [laughs] MONIQUE: You know, Sharebite, Dormify, SoLo Funds. SoLo Funds is one of my favorite companies from the perspective of dealing and disrupting predatory lending. As a person who grew up in a neighborhood that liquor stores and cash checking were like every other block, if not on the same block, we truly do know the long-term effect it has on those communities, right? The underserved communities get so taken advantage of. If you don't have $200 and then you go to a predatory lender, and you're paying them $2,000, how do you ever advance? And so SoLo Funds really, really the only Black-owned B Corp in the United States. CHAD: That's awesome. MONIQUE: This narrative is so important, Chad. CHAD: Yeah. And, you know, not only is it important from a social perspective, but that is a huge business. It's a huge market opportunity for the right company with the right values to come in and be able to have a significant business, too, right? MONIQUE: Listen, they're making the whole ecosystem better. For the lenders, listen; they feel good. They're having a positive social impact. And oh, by the way, I'm getting a return. For the borrowers, they are getting financial literacy. They are getting higher social credit scores, which is then impacting their personal credit score. I mean, listen, by the way, when this company was created, over 76% of Americans, if they were hit with a $200 bill, they were not going to be able to pay it. So this is not just about one type of community. This is about the American concept. CHAD: So when you work with a company like that, were they a B Corp when you started working with them? MONIQUE: No. True story, I was literally personally the second investor in and then the third before there was ever even...So Rodney Williams is the Co-Founder of SoLo Funds. And I'm on his board for LISNR. We were one of the first investors in LISNR, which is the data over audio company. And he shared this idea with me, and I loved it because we all come from a neighborhood where we know and we were the ones who quote, unquote, "were doing better" in our families. So we were always getting the daily calls like, "Oh, my car broke down. Oh, this." And when he said this to me, I'm like, "Oh my goodness, this makes so much sense. I'm in." And see, this is where investing in people comes to play. Rodney had proved his ability as a founder with LISNR. So the trust was there, the relationship was there. Travis comes from banking, super, super intellectual, really quality guy, and not only is he the co-founder, but he's the CEO. And he's doing an amazing job. So no, it was not a B Corp; it is now one. And they will be the largest neobank for this community. And so growing and seeing the cycle of it is what, for me, personally, is what makes me happy. All of our companies in our fund have a social impact perspective. CHAD: Had you been involved in a B Corp before? It's something that I'm really interested in, but I have not been directly involved in one before. And I'm actually really interested in it for thoughtbot too. MONIQUE: No, I had not. No. CHAD: Is it difficult? [laughs] MONIQUE: So was it difficult for them? Absolutely. But they made it through. They made it through. And I think that we now have two men who are great human beings who happen to be Black men, but they are just great human beings who went through the process and can now help educate and share that experience with other people that look like them and are trying to do the same thing as them, create great companies with a great social impact to just have a better world. CHAD: From an investor perspective, when your portfolio companies want to embark on something like becoming a B Corp, which, you know, some investors might look at and say, "That might be a distraction from what you need to do now," how do you look at those things? MONIQUE: I mean, listen, if you want to become a B Corp, you actually are trying to have more of an impact, and I wish more companies were. When we actually are only focusing on the dollar side, the stakeholders of the dollar side, how are we truly making sure that we're impacting the world in a positive way? There's a lot of conflict usually. So we encourage that type of behavior; we encourage founders to think beyond their dollar sign and their stakeholders' dollar sign. The good thing is that they had an amazing team supporting them. They had an amazing A series lead investor, ACME, that really drove it with them. And so they did this. We didn't do this. They did it. This was their mission, and they did it. CHAD: That's great. And it's definitely something that's on my list to dig into more, like I said, for thoughtbot as well. So was it 2021 that you were on Undercover Billionaire? Was it last year? MONIQUE: Oh my goodness. CHAD: Or was it the end of 2020? MONIQUE: So it was the end of 2020, yes. [laughs] Tacoma, Washington. CHAD: Yeah. So for folks who don't know, Undercover Billionaire is a TV show where you give up all of your resources, and you're planted in a city, and you start a business from scratch. And you have what? Ninety days to bring it to a million-dollar business? MONIQUE: Yes. So technically, the premise of the show is you literally get a new identity. And you do not know where you're being dropped literally until you're dropped there. And so, I had no idea I would be dropped into Tacoma, Washington. And one, they give you $100, literally, a phone with no contacts in it, and a used vehicle, and you have 90 days to turn that into a million-dollar valuation. CHAD: It must have been a wild experience. MONIQUE: I have to tell you, the emotional connection that has to happen and then also by the way you're lying to everyone, it was a very intense thing. And most of the time, 99% of time, you're running on adrenaline. And to be completely honest, when I first got there, you're focused on the goal. The goal is can you make this valuation? The goal is I can't be the example that didn't make it right. Then when you get there, it becomes less and less about the goal. You actually get to a point where you don't even care if you make the goal. You care about the community that you've been dropped into. And you just want to see them win, and you want to see them become better. And Tacoma, Washington, everything from the mayor, down to now to one T'wina Nobles, who is now the Senator, the youngest senator in the state of Washington, these amazing people were a part of my journey. So it became all about, wow, at the end of that experience, that last show, and I look at the room of all those people, it was the most inclusive experience naturally. That's what the win was for me personally. And I also got to learn about myself. But I will tell you that it was one of the hardest things I've ever done in life outside of having children and raising them to be healthy adults. [laughter] CHAD: Not only to build the business, you mean, but that experience of -- MONIQUE: Just the entire experience. CHAD: I watched the episode where you told everybody who you really were. MONIQUE: Yes. CHAD: And I could see that it had really affected you. MONIQUE: I was lying to people every single day. And these people were so amazing. They donated their time, their resources, their ability to me because that company could not happen without them and without the community. And so, what we all walked away with was a shared experience of how powerful community actually is. And that even when you don't know how to figure something out, if you use your voice, someone will actually help you and you end up all helping each other. For me, that's what was so beautiful about the experience. CHAD: I imagine it's pretty intense. How quickly did you force yourself to settle on the business you were actually going to build? MONIQUE: It's so interesting because I have been asked like, "Did you create the concept before you went?" And I said, "Actually, no," literally, I went into it with a blank mind of wherever I end up, I want to see what they need, and we'll create a business model around that. So I think it was like day four of being in Tacoma. And I was in an area that was a food desert for the most part. And I'm like, listen, I'm talking to people, and they're like, "Oh yeah, we have to order juice shots. They have to get shipped. Or we get the ones that are, you know, sitting in the grocery store, and that's not a lot of options." And I'm like, wow, this is a problem. And I'm like, let's reimagine the ice cream truck. Everyone would like to think that the wealth gap...that if you make money, you care about your health, if you don't make money, you don't care about your health, actually, no. [laughs] I grew up in a natural home, and we lived in income-based housing growing up. And so the reality is that everyone wants to be healthy. People need more access to healthier options at an affordable rate, and people will buy it. So the question was, oh, Monique, you can't sell juice shots for $5. Yes, we can. You think a community just because they're underserved won't pay for their health? They absolutely will if you give them the option to. We always sold out in the communities that they said would never sell. CHAD: So up against a ticking clock, what did you do to sort of validate the idea and really run with it, or did you just know? MONIQUE: No, you don't just know, right? CHAD: Yeah. [chuckles] MONIQUE: You're literally working on adrenaline. Listen, there was nothing normal. We all know this as business owners; there's nothing normal about this concept. You can't create a successful business in 90 days. So you're literally in overdrive: no sleep, multitasking, doing all types of things. Here was the thing; first of all, I talked to the community. I asked them what did they need? What were they missing? If they had access to something, would they utilize it? That was number one. Number two was testing it. So I started making samples. And I went out to the community again and started testing it. Three was of the test that did good; let's run with that and package that up. And you have to understand, Chad, it was the height of the pandemic. Everything was shut down. You know, I live in Florida, so we weren't like that. But going to Tacoma, Washington, nothing was open. So I had to think, how do I get to people because they're not coming and cannot come to a brick and mortar? So the only thing that was pretty much open was the farmers' market. So that's what I did. I'm like, let's get to the farmers market. And also, let's see how we become mobile, oh, the ice cream truck treats. Let's teach people that healthy treats are actually what they crave. CHAD: I think even though it was accelerated, intense, the things you're talking about doing in terms of validating the idea, actually talking to customers, testing things out, those are things I think people want to do in any situation. MONIQUE: It is absolutely true. We talk to founders all the time, and it's the I, I, I. And we tell them, "Well, have you talked to your customer?" Sometimes we're so close to our ideas because we hold them, and we're trying to solve a problem maybe that we experience. That's step one. But step two is, is it something that other people want and need? So you definitely have to go out there and do market research. CHAD: Are there other things that you counsel founders on doing? Particularly with the seed stage, you know, on the verge of significant growth and scaling, what are some things that are maybe common plays or common pitfalls of companies at that stage? MONIQUE: So some of the things that we see, especially with solo founders, is them having this idea that only they can do everything and not understanding that you actually have to have a founding team. And that does require you to give some equity. We see founders wanting to hold on to everything. And then it becomes do you want 100% of something that's very restricted, or do you want to share it and make it something really special and a part of a billion-dollar concept? So that's one. Two would be founders in need happen to take money without understanding that it is a debt that even if it's fundraising and you're raising institutional capital, these are your investors. These are your partners. And is it a good partnership? We have seen a lot of founders in contractual and legal documents because they went and took money from the wrong type of investor. We see that -- CHAD: And they did that because they were desperate at the time? MONIQUE: They were desperate. They were desperate. They were desperate and for just really crazy, contractual things. They don't have attorneys look at the paperwork. We see a lot of these mistakes. And so we tell founders you have to have a step back from your business. You have to look at all types of options. Have you applied for grants and particular grants in areas of the problem that you're solving? Have you tried for Small Business Association grants? Have you tried to get a credit line versus an investor who's now going to have equity? These are all the things. And if you do need investors, don't take all the same types of investors. If every investor in your cap table is a bean counter and the numbers aren't playing out well for them, what type of board meeting is that going to be? So make sure you have an operator who's on your board. Make sure you have a financial person, investor on your board. You have to be very strategic and intentional. And if you're in a desperate moment, I can guarantee that is not when you want to take the money that you actually need to do a deeper dive and step back from the company to really see what the company needs. CHAD: Monique, I feel like that's great advice. The level of experience and passion that you have for the work is obvious in listening to you. It makes me want to work with you. [laughs] MONIQUE: Oh, thank you, Chad. Yes, I'm very impressed with what you have built. And I'm very impressed with you understanding the ability to give access to information to your audience. Here's the thing, we are products of an environment of capitalism. And there's nothing wrong with capitalism, but it just needs to be a lot more conscious. And it needs to have a much better impact for all. The problem with from our childhood age of education is we've been taught that there's only one, there can only be one winner. There's only one first place. We have to take that mindset back and really step into the power and the power that we truly have, which is abundance. There's enough for us all. We just have to give that power back to it. And the reality is that we all need each other, and we all need to build together. And people just need access to information. Most founders tell us, "I was embarrassed to ask that. I was made to feel like I was supposed to know this, so I just went ahead and pretended like I knew it." It's okay that we don't know everything. In fact, I like to sit in that space of student and say, "You know what? I like to be in the room that I actually don't know anything because then that means I'm learning, and it's okay. We better keep learning." One of my favorite quotes is, "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." And Maya Angelou wrote that, and she understood the human spirit needs to understand that no matter what career path we're on, Founder, CEO, employee, employer, no matter what that is, it is a constant evolution of self. And sometimes we'll feel like a butterfly, and sometimes we will have to be in that learning and growth and uncomfortable stage. But the beauty of uncomfort means you're growing, and we have to make more people feel comfortable with that. CHAD: That's beautiful. Monique, thank you so much for coming on the show and sharing with all of us. MONIQUE: No, thank you, Chad, for having me. CHAD: If folks want to get in touch with you or find out more about Reign, where are all the different places that they can do that? MONIQUE: So if they want to contact me, they can email me at monique@reignvc.com, which is R-E-I-G-N-V-C.com. We're on LinkedIn; we're on Twitter; we're on Instagram. And if they want to learn more about Reign VC, they could just go to reignvc.com. And if they have any questions, they can submit it, and we'll get back to them. CHAD: Wonderful. And you can subscribe to the show and find notes and a full transcript for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm, and you can find me on Twitter at @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening, and see you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. 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