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Badass Women at Any Age
Effective Communication with Elena Paweta

Badass Women at Any Age

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 37:23


As a little girl, Elena Paweta was shy and afraid to speak up.  Finding herself in a teaching position and faced with the task of speaking publicly, Elena focused on honing her skills as a public speaker.  Over the years, this purposeful work coupled with her passion for helping people led her to her purpose, helping others strengthen their public speaking skills and to share their ideas openly and confidently. Her story is one of transformation.  Dr Pawęta is an executive communication coach, speaker, TEDx organizer and university professor. Elena conducts courses, training and workshops on effective communication and business presentations on an international scale with an extensive list of high profile clients. Elena, the host of the "IDEAS+LEADERS" Podcast, has coached over 3,000 people from 30+ countries and is a certified trainer and coach by Dale Carnegie training.   A passionate mom of 2, she is also an ardent leader in the Non-profit space as a TEDx organizer for 8 years, organizing live and online events reaching over 40 000 people in total; and previously as a District Director in Toastmasters International for 5 different European countries and responsible for 2,000 organization members.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:  Elena's personal story Elena's mission Overcoming shyness Effective communication Biggest challenges with effective communication Process of figuring out how to best communicate with someone else Gender differences in effective communication TEDx and women What makes a great speaker How to become a TEDx speaker Quotes “One of the main pillars of effective communication is understanding that it is not about you. It is about the person that you're speaking to and what value do you want to give them.” “With one-on-one communication, it is so important to actually see the person and of course, ask questions, see what they're interested in, what is their goal.” “We (women) need to sit at the table to actually raise our voice and speak up in order to be heard.” “I think that the great speaker is speaking to our hearts.” “If a speaker is able to combine an idea with a great delivery then the speech is going to be perfect.” Mentioned: TEDx Facebook  LinkedIn Instagram https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.

The ReLaunch Podcast
Transform Your Pain into Your Purpose - Sara Im | EP130

The ReLaunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 52:21


Sara Im is a survivor of mass genocide in Cambodia, an event that claimed two million lives. She is an inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of the book How I Survived the Killing Fields. Join Hilary and Sara as they unpack the deep work of processing pain and trauma and moving into a space where you can thrive and live out your true purpose. About Our Guest: Sara Im is a survivor of a Mass Genocide in Cambodia, the event that claimed 2 million lives. She is an inspirational speaker and an award-winning author of the book “How I Survived the Killing Fields”. Sara graduated from Western Connecticut State University. Sara is a member of Women Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, and a founder and director of Christian Professionals Network of Tampa Bay. Sara speaks to inspire listeners to thrive from pain to purpose. She shares her impactful message at corporate events, conferences, churches, schools, podcasts, and more. Sara lives in Florida and is about to celebrate her 33 years of marriage. https://www.saraim.com/ (https://www.saraim.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/saraim-speaker-author/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/saraim-speaker-author/) https://www.facebook.com/SaraImSpeakerAuthor (https://www.facebook.com/SaraImSpeakerAuthor)

Rochester Club 476
September 15, 2022 - Suman Shrestha, Silvia Gambacorta-Hoffman, Jake Marchand

Rochester Club 476

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 19:49


Listen into the following Toastmasters Speech given on September 15, 2022 at Rochester Club 476: Suman Shrestha's Hey Frank! Silvia Gambacorta-Hoffman's Family Memories Jake Marchand's What Are You Afraid Of? Feedback on a speech or questions for the producer? Email me - jmarchand2012@gmail.com Find a club near you! - https://www.toastmasters.org/ Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International. This podcast is independent of Toastmasters International. It is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Toastmasters International other than for the use of the name, Toastmasters International.

Unforgettable Presentations
Ep. 161 Your Message As A Gift With Dr. Shirley Davis

Unforgettable Presentations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 43:21


Your presentation, your message, and your ability to share them are gifts to your audience. This advice comes from global workforce expert, international keynoter, author, and the recipient of Toastmasters International 2022 Golden Gavel Award, Dr. Shirley Davis. Darren and Mark talk with her about finding her gift early in life and becoming unforgettable despite facing several failures and setbacks. Her enthusiasm and wisdom provide a new perspective on our presentations, helping us to see them as gifts for our audiences. SNIPPETS: You will be attracted to your gift Opportunities are often disguised as failures Failure IS an option Bring your most authentic self and experience to every presentation Share your brokenness and your blessings See your gift as a blessing Stay in your lane and find what you do well Don't show up and blow up Be excited about every opportunity to serve Feel unforgettable to be unforgettable

PracticeCare
Barbara Khozam on Building a Great Patient Experience

PracticeCare

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:06


Barbara Khozam is known around the world for her impactful, high-energy delivery, outrageous wit, and ability to connect with her audience. Barbara has spoken more than 1,700 times to more than 75,000 people in 12 countries about customer service, leadership, motivation, and communication. In 2014 Barbara was the 14th woman in the world to be honored by Toastmasters International with their eliteAccredited Speakerdesignation for “outstanding platform professional speaking.” Only 81 have earned the award in 145 countries.In 2019 Barbara was chosen as theTop Customer Service Consultant of the Yearby the International Association of Top Professionals. Also in 2019, Barbara was awarded theCSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) from the National Speaker's Association. Barbara isoneof only threewomen in theworldto have achievedBOTHthis designation as well as the Toastmaster Accredited Speaker designation. In 2021, Barbara achieved the Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP) designation. The certification, awarded by Patient Experience Institute (PXI), signifies that recipients possess the qualities of a leader who influences the systems, processes, and behaviors that cultivate consistently positive experiences with knowledge and practical experience necessary to pass a rigorous examination. In this episode Carl White and Khozam discuss:Why “great clinical care” ranks 7th most important to patients when choosing a practiceWhat the early warning signs are that you might have a patient experience problemWhere you can get started in improving your practice's patient experience. Want to be a guest on PracticeCare?Have an experience with a business issue you think others will benefit from? Come on PracticeCare and tell the world! Here's where you can get the process started:https://marketvisorygroup.com/practicecare-podcast/ Affiliate PromotionWe're fans of Constant Contact for email campaigns, newsletters, and emails. We use it with our clients. What we like: Very easy to useVery flexibleEasy to find supportHIPAA compliant Get 30% off for the 1st 3 months if you sign up using our partner link. We do receive a commission when you use our link. Constant Contact offers additional prepayment discounts you can choose: 10% off per month for your first 6 months, or 15% off for the year. If you prepay, your discount stacks on top of the 30% discount for the 1st 3 months. Customer Satisfaction Checklist from Barbara!Download this free checklist from Barbara to help you understand your practice's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to customer satisfaction! Connect with Barbara Khozamhttps://barbarakhozam.com/Facebook: /barbarakhozamLinkedIn: /barbarakhozam/ Connect with Carl WhiteWebsite: http://www.marketvisorygroup.comEmail:  whitec@marketvisorygroup.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marketvisorygroupYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9BLCu_i2ezBj1ktUHVmigLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/healthcaremktg

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co
IAM1497 - Coach Helps Individuals from Alienation to Profound Self-Actualization

CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media & CBNation.co

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 17:00


Scott Mason, the Myth Slayer, is a speaker, author, podcaster, and coach who works with executives and successful entrepreneurs feeling stuck or stagnant in their career or business -- and are ready for a change.  After graduating from Columbia Law School, Scott worked for over 20 years as an attorney and senior executive with a variety of organizations in the government and the nonprofit sectors before growing and scaling a manufacturing company. His insights on leadership and transformation have appeared in both book compilations and online magazines. He hosted 3 podcasts, including one for Toastmasters International's Greater New York District and another, Scott Mason's Purpose Highway, which was in the top 5% globally. Website: www.purposehighway.com Instagram:s.scott_mason LinkedIn: smason1 Facebook: justasquirrellookingforanut

Unstoppable Mindset
Episode 58 – Unstoppable Communicator with Wayne Tuttle

Unstoppable Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 61:23


Wayne Tuttle has been a self-described communicator his whole life. Even before he lost his eyesight, he wanted to go into broadcasting but could never get hired. However, ironically as he lost sight more jobs opened for him, not in radio but in areas such as the financial world and then later in the telecommunications industry.   Along the way, after losing his eyesight he first discovered the world of public speaking, and then later he found Toastmasters International where he learned to hone his talks. He now is a very successful speaker and communicator as you will hear.   I invite you to join me as we learn about Wayne's life and his adventures. His story is fun and inspirational and it contains life lessons for all of us. Listen along with me and see just how unstoppable your own world can be.   About the Guest: With over three decades as a Professional Speaker, a career in corporate communications, paired with multiple appearances on national radio and television as well as a full-length documentary featuring his life and dream of becoming a certified blind scuba diver, you will soon experience Wayne's infectious Can-Do attitude.    His powerful and inspiring message will shift attitudes, influence new ideas and share new ways of doing things that will inform, inspire and motivate audiences to lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.  With his self-deprecating humor and tales of personal triumph, Wayne has been entertaining, enlightening, and educating audiences around the globe in person and virtually.   Added to his many accomplishments, Wayne is a dedicated advocate for the disabled community and frequently facilitates Disability Awareness Workshops and Keynote presentations to organizations and corporate clients. For further information:  Email:  wjt.tuttle@gmail.com Phone: 705-578-2242       About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.   Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is an Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards.   https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/   accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/       Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.     Transcription Notes Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i  capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us.   Michael Hingson  01:20 Well, hi again. And thank you for being here, wherever you may be, if you're not sure you are listening to the unstoppable mindset podcast, where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet and we deliberately put inclusion before diversity. Because in my experience, diversity has not involved disabilities very much. Several of you have probably heard me say that on this podcast before. And you'll probably hear it some more. And you may even hear it from our guest today. who also happens to be a person who is blind. So Wayne Tuttle Welcome to unstoppable mindset.   Wayne Tuttle  02:00 Well, thank you very much, Michael, for having me.   Michael Hingson  02:02 Glad you're here. And Wayne was introduced by someone who heard him speak at a Toastmasters group. Someone as I recall, you didn't even know but they liked what you had to say and introduced the two of us. And here we are, which is always a fun thing.   Wayne Tuttle  02:18 Yeah, brilliant. It's a small, small world.   Michael Hingson  02:21 It is and grows smaller daily. Will will tell me a little bit about you tell me about your your childhood and all that growing up and so on. And I gather from reading your bio, and so on that you were not initially blind.   Wayne Tuttle  02:35 No, actually, I didn't start losing my vision. On till the year after I graduated college, I was on track to be involved with radio and television broadcasting moreso in the radio part of it, I never really wanted to be in front of the microphone, I always wanted to do the production end of it. And unfortunately, back in the day, it was really difficult to break into that market, you always seem to have to have on air experience for at least a year before they would even think about putting you into production. And unfortunately, since my vision was starting to change considerably, it was very difficult at that time because everything was done manually. It's not like today everything is so technologically advanced. So how long ago was that? Wow. Well, that's that's gonna default by age shared was back and it is 75   Michael Hingson  03:41 There you go. I know the year well. No problem. Well, so you before then you went to school and high school and all that and got into college I gather before you started losing eyesight.   Wayne Tuttle  03:56 Yeah, like, I thought as a kid it I felt very different than everybody else. It seems like you know, the old saying your parents would always say, oh, make sure you're home before the streetlights come on. Well, for me it darkness started early. So I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. And for those of you that are not familiar with it, part of it has to do with night blindness. So I thought everybody had the same issue as I did, that I wasn't able to see as well as everybody else. But it was like playing hide and go seek or playing tag that became more and more difficult for me. But as time progressed, I started losing the peripheral part of it. And I was okay for a number of years. It just started progressing over the years or level off and then we go down a little bit more. And then finally guess it was around 2017 Or I lost the remainder A portion of my vision.   Michael Hingson  05:01 So did you ever get an opportunity to go into radio production or TV production?   Wayne Tuttle  05:08 Well, it was well, and funny that you asked that. On on the onslaught. As far as getting into the business. No, I was never really involved with it. But it wasn't until I lost my vision that a lot of doors opened up, I became very involved with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, of the RP Foundation, they were named that at the time, they've since changed the name, thump, Foundation Fighting Blindness. And I just started having more and more opportunities. So be invited on different radio shows, television shows, magazines, all kinds of different opportunities, I think because of it.   Michael Hingson  05:58 So you, you end up being in front of the microphone, after all,   Wayne Tuttle  06:04 unfortunately, but I was involved with that I've been in three different documentaries. So I was behind the camera, as well as in front of the camera, I did some producing and directing in that aspect. I have produced a number of podcasts over the years and that sort of thing. So I still like to keep my hands involved with it. Now, with the advent of so much different technologies out there, as you you know, Michael, would you use in Reaper, Reaper is a program that's fully accessible for people who are blind. And that's one of my next missions to really start to learn the editing portion of it without vision,   Michael Hingson  06:53 well, and you will find using Reaper that a lot of that is really very open and accessible. As you pointed out, I've been using Reaper now for who almost a year and have not done anything in terms of really editing music, or any of that. And Reaper certainly has the capabilities to do that. But as far as being a mechanism to do editing for podcasts, it is great.   Wayne Tuttle  07:21 Oh, absolutely. And there's so many different tutorials on YouTube and a lot of different people that you can network with, they have Facebook groups, that they share their different tips and tricks. So beyond really looking forward to   Michael Hingson  07:38 that. Yeah, there's a lot there. It's it's a lot of fun to do. And in fact, I just edited a podcast episode that we're going to put up next week. And was and I'm always learning new things, but I was very pleased with the results in just doing simple editing. But it's it's still a lot of fun. Yeah. So you were you out of college by the time you started losing eyesight or was that before you left college.   Wayne Tuttle  08:09 It started really taking effect around 1976. I knew there was some changes going on with my vision, especially with the peripheral part of it. And I searched out all kinds of different so called when I say so called specialists. I had everything from diagnosis of having cancer to I'm not sure what it is tumors, you've got this, you've got that. And finally, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa Crusher syndrome. Which when did that happen? I wasn't actually diagnosed with Asperger's till I was 30. Okay, so I guess I was around what 1920 1976?   Michael Hingson  08:57 Okay, so you definitely started to see changes in salon, but you went ahead and went through college. And then what did you do?   Wayne Tuttle  09:09 Well, from there, since I wasn't able to get a job in the business, I moved back to my hometown, which a very small community in northern Ontario and Canada, maybe a population at the time around 10,000 people. So there really wasn't a lot of opportunity available. They did have their own radio station at the time. And from time to time, I got to know some of the disc jockeys and I would go in and do my audition tapes and using their studio and that sort of thing. But I still had that dream that I always wanted to get into radio, but unfortunately I had to put it on the shelf for a while. I went back and worked in a factory. The same factory I did when I was a kid. So I thought after a year I said no. I don't want to do this the rest of my life. I want to do something there. For. So there was an ad and one of the major newspapers in Toronto, Ontario, one of the largest cities in Canada, they had an advertisement for someone in in communications for the Toronto Stock Exchange, right on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading floor. I applied for the job, and they hired me on the spot. So within three weeks, I was moving from a little tiny town to the big scary city.   Michael Hingson  10:34 What were you making the manufacturing plants? What were you doing?   Wayne Tuttle  10:38 Em? Funny, you should ask. There was bridal gowns and bridesmaids gowns. There you go. And it was formal, where I was involved in the cutting area where we would cut the pattern. So with all these electrical solid type things a little bit dangerous as you're starting to lose your vision, but I managed,   Michael Hingson  11:02 did they know that you were blind or losing eyesight?   Wayne Tuttle  11:06 Oh, no. No, you would have been knocking back in the day that that was taboo. You never ever told your employer that things were changing, because he always had that fear of losing your job because of it.   Michael Hingson  11:22 Sure. So you move to the stock exchange, did you mention anything about eyesight during that process at all?   Wayne Tuttle  11:31 For the first two years no. Okay, by did not let on at all. And the way that things worked on the Toronto Stock Exchange, you would be working for the Toronto Stock Exchange. But there was all kinds of brokerage firms that were always scouting for people up in the back office or to do different things on the trading floor, that sort of thing. So I was scouted out two years later. And I got hired on by Merrill Lynch, one of the largest in the United States and in Canada. Yes. And I eventually told them that the job was becoming more and more difficult. And you have to remember, this is going back late 70s, early 80s. So technology for people with vision loss was very archaic. I mean, the first technology that I worked with was a CCTV system, right, where I would put the piece of paper underneath the camera, and it would enlarge and up to whatever size that I needed, and continue on with that. So it was quite a challenge at the beginning.   Michael Hingson  12:46 So when you when you told them know what happened, they I   Wayne Tuttle  12:50 was very fortunate that I had a boss who was very receptive to it, she saw that the things were changing in and of course, you know, you try and cover things up and get around things, asking other people to do things for you and that sort of thing. But it got to the point where I think, deep down I knew she knew. So I eventually had to have that conversation and say, No, I really need to look at other adaptive technology. And I need to be, I guess more so accommodated, was, what   Michael Hingson  13:30 involvement did she do? Well,   Wayne Tuttle  13:33 she took me off, what I refer to the assembly line, or we had to do a lot of communication. But back in the day, it was teletype. There was no real thought of computers yet. So we were we were using a world war two technology with the teletype for that sort of thing. But I eventually started climbing up the ladder and became a manager of the department and I had 28 people under me. So I would spend my day half the day would be right on the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the other half of the day. I wouldn't be up in the office.   Michael Hingson  14:16 Why do you suppose that she reacted in such a positive way. When you finally told her what you needed to tell her?   Wayne Tuttle  14:24 Well, I think we had a very good relationship. Inside work. She was a taskmaster. She was very, very strict. I'd like to use the word but it's not appropriate. But she   Michael Hingson  14:42 I Korea, she was tough. She was tiring.   Wayne Tuttle  14:45 Yes. Yes. Very, very tough. And I can remember all I was there 12 years, and I can remember probably around year 10 Year 11 I had just had a Enough of it. She was always on me, says, can I talk with you? We went into her office, close the door. And I said, What is going on? I'm just so tired of you always on me. And she said to me, you know something, because of your vision loss. If you ever leave this environment, it's going to be tough out there for you. So I'm just trying to toughen you up. And when you know, two years later, I left. Why did you leave? I needed to change. I think it was the stress level, because it wasn't a typical nine to five job. You were basically there until the job was done. Because you would have to send information to other departments and they couldn't start their job until your job was done. So I know there was many, many times 10 o'clock at night, you starting at eight o'clock in the morning. So when the stress level really started to wear me down. Of course, a lot of people in that environment   Michael Hingson  16:12 leave because of course, the reality is with the stock exchange, and I'm familiar with it from selling products to Wall Street and interacting with them a lot, it really is a 24 hour a day job for the company. Because stocks are being traded somewhere most all the time. And information is extremely important. I remember once being down in Florida, we were working with some folks from at that time, it was Salomon Brothers, and then became Salomon Smith, Barney. And now it's gone away. But we were down there, because we sold the products that people use to backup their data. And so we were talking with some of the people at the backup facility for the Wall Street trading floor. And they made it really clear that even if they were down for one minute, they would lose millions and millions of dollars in transactions, they could afford never to be down. And they actually and they actually had to backup facilities in Florida and had them somewhat underground and in places so that even if there was a hurricane, they would be able to continue to backup and operate and provide support.   Wayne Tuttle  17:33 Yeah, it was just unbelievable. You know, the old saying Time is money in the stock market industry. Basically seconds count   Michael Hingson  17:44 seconds. Absolutely count. I can't remember it was seems to me it was something like possibly up to $5 million a second, they would lose if they were ever down. There was something incredibly awesome in terms of the amount. So yeah, there's a lot of stress. So you left the stock exchange. So that must have been about what 2000 2001   Wayne Tuttle  18:09 Or no, that was 19 JD Oh, okay. 89. All right. And then what did you do? I was searching around, they thought I wanted to get into the personnel industry. I did a short stint at Children's Aid Society. Then I had an opportunity to get back into communications with Rogers Communications. I was there for another 10 years.   Michael Hingson  18:49 He didn't sell telephones. So that's how you   Wayne Tuttle  18:56 in job. What did you do? I was in the call center. Okay, so I was a manager in the call center. And occasionally I would have to deal with difficult customers and that sort of thing.   Michael Hingson  19:10 Oh, you couldn't have any difficult customers?   Wayne Tuttle  19:15 Well, if the weather network goes off yeah, the phone would light up. Yeah. My mike tyson fight only lasted   Michael Hingson  19:25 two minutes and six seconds. Yes.   Wayne Tuttle  19:28 I was I was there.   Michael Hingson  19:30 I remember that fight. We were watching it. I was with relatives or a friend I guess it was relatives. Anyway. We we watched it on TV. I never thought about the fact that people would be all ticked off that it didn't last very long. But hey, he was doing his   Wayne Tuttle  19:48 job. Well, especially if they're paying that kind of money. You   Michael Hingson  19:52 pays your money. You take your chances. Yeah, exactly. What did you do after being with Rajesh for a while so now you're good. be close to 2000, I assume?   Wayne Tuttle  20:02 Yeah, um, I think it was. His was three years before I left Rogers, I took a transfer to a smaller community, who was the head office was in Toronto, but they had satellite offices throughout southern Ontario. And I decided that, you know, it was time maybe my wife and I would think about starting a family and we wanted to get out of the city, the hustle and bustle type of thing. So it was still a city we were moving to. And I took a job and their call center was a little bit different than what was and the head office. But they decided after three years of being there, they pulled me in the day before my birthday and announced that though we no longer need you anymore. Oh, thank you. Yeah, well, at that time, I was still looking at starting my own business. I think that really gave me the drive to take my business to the next level.   Michael Hingson  21:09 So they invited you to no longer be connected with Rogers. And   Wayne Tuttle  21:14 then what? And then I started my own business, and   Michael Hingson  21:20 accents. And what were you doing? And what is your business,   Wayne Tuttle  21:24 doing motivational speaking, different types of workshops, everything from disability awareness, to breaking down barriers to employment for people with disabilities, doing different types of keynote addresses, high schools, doing workshops for local groups, here in Canada, they call it scouts, Canada as opposed to Boy Scouts in the United States. So I did a lot of work with them. A lot of nonprofit organizations and that sort of thing. So   Michael Hingson  22:03 why go into motivational speaking? Was your eyesight sufficiently changed by that time that it made good sense, or what caused you to do that?   Wayne Tuttle  22:11 I don't know. I really enjoyed speaking in front of people and sharing my story, I think so really sparked an interest with it   Michael Hingson  22:23 was your story. So a lot about the concept of eyesight and disabilities and so on at that point?   Wayne Tuttle  22:32 Well, I think my message was that, you know, the sky's the limit, follow your dreams, no matter what adversity that you face in your life. There's always a possibility. You have to want it bad enough to achieve it.   Michael Hingson  22:48 What's the favorite venue? Since you became a motivational speaker? What's your favorite place that you've been or a place that stands out in your mind?   Wayne Tuttle  23:00 Oh, there's so many of them. I think probably a weather I would say it's my favorite. But the most fun was the ride for sites. I would speak every year, the ride for site and we would have anywhere up to 9000 rowdy bikers,   Michael Hingson  23:23 and they listen to you.   Wayne Tuttle  23:26 Well, it's funny, you should ask Michael it, it was so strange, because of course, these guys are there to celebrate. They're there because they've raised literally hundreds of 1000s of dollars in a short period of time. And they really want to let their hair down. So but every time I got up on stage, it was almost like it was a pin drop. I would always make it a shorter dress because I know that they were there to party and carry on. And I always had an opportunity to play with the band that was there. an accomplished musician, I play bass as well as drums. And I've been doing that since I was 14 years old. So I had that opportunity. And I think that's where I have my most fun. Well,   Michael Hingson  24:20 it's interesting that you you came to speaking in the way you did, and you've certainly obviously had a lot of fun doing it. And along the way, I also know that you join Toastmasters and when did you do that?   Wayne Tuttle  24:37 2016 Okay,   Michael Hingson  24:39 so you've now been in Toastmasters about six years and is Toastmasters been an advantage and a help to your speaking career into your speaking style and so   Wayne Tuttle  24:50 on. I am a totally totally different speaker than I was years before. It got to the point where I was doing a lot of speaking engagements, and some of them were repetitious. I never had a mentor. So I learned this craft on my own, but I felt there was something missing. I needed to freshen it up. Well, I heard about Dale Carnegie, but I didn't think that was for me. And I just went on Google one day, and I don't even know what keywords I use. And all of a sudden, this thing came up Toastmasters. What the heck is a Toastmaster, a bunch of old guys sitting around the table haven't told staffed or toast or is it a gourmet toast making thing or something? Oh, no. So I started to investigate it more and ended up going to a few meetings and I said, Yep, this is what I want to do. So in 2021, I decided to take it to even the next level and joined an advanced Toastmaster club. That sounds like a lot of fun. Yeah, I write differently. My speeches are written differently. My workshops are different. My presentations are totally different than what I used to. And I'd like to say they're more effective,   Michael Hingson  26:18 one would think and I think appropriately so that being blind shouldn't really affect your ability to participate in Toastmasters much less being a public speaker. From my own experience, of course, I say that. But certainly finding a tool to help you with that, like Toastmasters makes a lot of sense to do. Oh, absolutely.   Wayne Tuttle  26:43 But I also find that one of the things that I've noticed is that there are literally 1000s, or even hundreds of 1000s of speakers out there. And to get into that type of market, you have to have some kind of fuck. To stand out, you have to be different than the rest of the crowd. And I find that because of my blindness, I seem to be getting more bookings. Now more so than I ever have.   Michael Hingson  27:17 Why is that? I don't know.   Wayne Tuttle  27:19 I wish I had that answer. I don't know if it's people are intrigued by that fact. They want to see something different.   Michael Hingson  27:29 Do you work with a speaker's bureau? Or how do you find speaking engagements,   Wayne Tuttle  27:33 I was with the speaker's bureau for a short period of time, but unfortunately, I probably joined the wrong one. But it's pretty much word of mouth. Someone sees me at an event and usually people in the crowd will come up and want to chat with me and do different things. I dabble into a lot of different things. One of the things that I'm involved with, but I've been a Titanic, Titanic historian, and artifact collector ever since I can remember probably early 70s And usually around the anniversary date usually have a few bookings to my displays. So my collection then they do a two hour presentation about the Titanic. You never show the movie will tell you. I've only seen it a few 1000   Michael Hingson  28:34 times. Yeah. Understand   Wayne Tuttle  28:37 what JJ ever did. He did do a good job of it. That was a good movie.   Michael Hingson  28:40 And I in fact, when it came out, it is long enough ago that we bought the VHS tape version of it, which was two cartridges. It wasn't one it was if I recall what three hours plus not four hours it was three hours. So the to be a nominated for an Academy Award, though. You could not have a movie that was that long. So they always portrayed it as being only two hours and 74 minutes long. Yeah. That's how they had it under three hours. It was kind of funny. But let's come back to blindness a little bit. Tell me some of the the strangest and most absurd questions you ever been given our experience. And we can sit here and talk about that all day, the two of us but we'll start with you.   Wayne Tuttle  29:35 Oh my Lord. It is hilarious. I think that the funniest ones are kids, especially the elementary kids. You know kids will say the darndest things they don't care at all. Like here's some of them. Is your wife blind to know she's a blonde she's got offline to Sublime. I remember this one presentation I did. This kid was so excited. He wanted to ask the question, you know, at a grade two grade three level, it's always that you're jumping up and down and okay, that and he was kinda a little shy, a little bashful and he pays but of course, he didn't take Toastmasters, you wouldn't send so many arms. But what you got, is it? Is it key because that's a key gisc Key is what does he mean? Oh, do you mean can you get it? continued? I see I can't do this, right. So I said, Well, why don't you come up here and shake my hand? No, no.   Michael Hingson  30:51 I think the funniest question I ever got was also from someone and I don't remember what grade they were in. It was a guy course it would be a guy, too. And his question was, how do blind people have sex? And he said it with an absolutely straight face. Oh, my word. And so the only way I could really respond to that was to say, the same way everyone else does. And if you want to know more about that, you really need to ask your parents.   Wayne Tuttle  31:31 Yeah. I've never had that question. But I've always had the question. How do you go pee all   Michael Hingson  31:38 the time? I haven't had that one.   Wayne Tuttle  31:40 Yeah. Same way as you do. No different. But I think you know, it's thought by consult just the questions. It's the comments. And one of the quieter comments that I get all the time, is, what do you do? What blind? Yeah, well, you don't look blind at all. You don't look stupid.   Michael Hingson  32:06 I had an insurance agent Call me once on the phone when I was in college. And he said that he wanted to come and sell me insurance. And I knew that insurance companies at that point would not sell life insurance to any person with a disability. But I figured, oh, what the heck. And I said, Sure, come on over. He arrived at three in the afternoon. And I went to the door and open the door. And I had my guide dog with me. I decided to do this upright, right. So I had the dog and harness. And he said, I'm looking for Michael Hickson. And I said, I'm Mike kingsun. And he said, You are my kingsun. And I said, Yeah, well, you didn't sound blind on the telephone. And it was so tempting to say and you didn't sound stupid on the telephone either. And of course, needless to say, he came in and hemmed and hawed and brownies, I have to call my boss. And I never heard from him again. Because, and, of course, as we know, the reason that insurance companies would not sell insurance, life insurance to blind or other persons with disabilities back in the 70s, was not due to actuarial statistics or any fact but rather simply to prejudice. Yes. And we were able to eventually fight that there's still a lot of it out there. But still, at the time, we couldn't buy any kind of insurance. My parents, when I when it was discovered, I was blind couldn't even buy $1,000 life insurance policy on me. They could not it would have cost so much, because of the fact that the insurance companies were steeped in this prejudice that blindness was going to create a situation where I would die off sooner than other people.   Wayne Tuttle  33:51 Yeah. Well, I had a situation not similar to life insurance, it was coverage with one of the companies that I worked with their insurance company paid for prescription glasses. While I didn't need prescription glasses. Back in the day, they were experimenting with what they called Corning lenses, right? Which they figured it would be a preventative measure. So I had to fight the insurance company because these Corning glasses were extremely expensive. And I actually won. They did pay for the preventative classes.   Michael Hingson  34:35 It's fascinating to really look at what people's attitudes are. And you mentioned that a lot of questions that you get from kids are funny and so on. But the neat thing about any question from a child is still, it really comes from curiosity. And mostly it doesn't come from fear. It really does come from curiosity. And if there's fear, it's because there's been fear instilled. And then by their parents who are afraid of blindness? Or why would want to catch that or ever have that ever happened to me, even though the reality is that in our world today, given all the things that are out there that can happen to one, blindness is clearly something that anyone might have the opportunity to experience. But kids always ask questions. And I think it really comes from Curiosity. So they're always worth answering. I have now in the lowly, I have one. Go ahead.   Wayne Tuttle  35:33 What I was just going to comment on with the mentality of some people in our public is that they have this understanding that it could be possible that you could catch blindness. Yeah, I noticed a huge difference when I was using a white cane. People would literally, if you're sitting on the bus, they would kind of shift over to the left, why don't want to touch that person. But when I'm out with my guide, dog, totally different story. People are swarming around you like flies to honey type of thing. It's   Michael Hingson  36:12 all about the dog? Well, you know, and that's, that's one of the things about the Foundation Fighting Blindness. And the reality is it doesn't fight blindness, it fights eye disease, and it shouldn't talk about fighting blindness, but it does. Back in 2016, they created this campaign called how I see and I was e y e, and they wanted people to blindfold themselves and then take videos of them trying to perform a lot of different kinds of actions around their home and so on. And, and of course, it was all giving an absolutely wrong and horrible depiction of blindness, because of course, none of these people were trained to do what, what they did. And finally, I was involved in a lot of ways with it. But finally, blind people, ourselves started sending in videos saying, No, this is the real picture, and overwhelmed the site. And eventually Foundation Fighting Blindness took the site down. And there were some discussions afterward. But the reality is, blindness isn't the problem. It is still the attitudes and misconceptions that people have. And unfortunately, at that time that the foundation promoted, that didn't help the situation at all, which is extremely unfortunate.   Wayne Tuttle  37:34 Absolutely. And you'll find that kids today are more understanding than adults are. When you have adults that are around our age, they're old school. So they may be have been brought up in a small community, or if they're in a very large city, they may or may not have had the experience to interact with someone who has churned whether whether they're blind or in a wheelchair, or what have you. And then all of a sudden, there's someone in their church group that's in a wheelchair or Toastmasters, it's blind. They just don't understand. And they're afraid. I don't want to offend them. Like, you know, I don't know what the right words are. How many times have you heard say, people say, oh, did you hear that movie last night? What do you hear that movie? No, I watched a movie last night. And I've seen it before. Yes, I don't take those words out of my vocabulary, because I have no vision. It's still just a part   Michael Hingson  38:44 of it. In fact, as I tell people, I think I have lots of vision. And I try to make light of it. I just don't see so good. But the reality is, and that's the problem with even using the word vision, but I'm not sure there's a better solution. But the reality is, we're that we're either blind or low vision. And I think it is something that we really should deal with the concept of visually impaired is ridiculous, because visually, is a completely different thing than eyesight altogether. It has to do with appearance and aesthetics and so on. And the fact is we're not visually impaired. It's better to say low vision. It's like with Deaf people who don't want to be called hearing impaired, they're deaf or hard of hearing. We are blind or low vision. And I think that's an appropriate way to put it. That is acceptable to everyone. But the fact is that blindness still isn't the problem. It is still all about attitudes. And we've got to change that and I would like to see organizations like the foundation. Enter that discussion in a positive way. There's nothing wrong with trying to cure eye disease, but don't do it at the expense of Providing misconceptions about what blindness is and what it isn't. And that's unfortunately, what happens all too often.   Wayne Tuttle  40:06 Absolutely. And I think it really comes down to where you're from as well. Because in some countries, they use different terminology. And it's always changing. Like the the newest trend that I've been hearing is differently abled, yes. What?   Michael Hingson  40:29 It's horrible. Because we're not differently abled, hey, I use Reaper like anyone else does. I use a keyboard, I don't use a mouse. But I use a keyboard and more people should use keyboards because sometimes they're faster than mice. But the concept of differently abled is horrible. It still depicts the fear. Yeah, and my wife is in a wheelchair, she has been in a chair her whole life differently abled, that's ridiculous. But it is oftentimes what we experience. And more and more of us who happen to be in the community of persons with disabilities are trying to get people to understand that words matter. It's no different than any other minority group who has been down this road. Except that, I think that there's a lot more fear associated with disabilities. And so as a result, it makes it tougher, because no one wants to be like them, that is still the thing that we face.   Wayne Tuttle  41:34 Exactly. And I coined a new new phrase that by I'm a sighted man living in a blind man's body,   Michael Hingson  41:44 I am light independent. It's as simple as that. And the reality is, most everyone in this world has the disability of being light dependent. And, you know, the reality is that we love you anyway. external light dependent. So you know, it is just kind of what we have to deal with. On the other hand, being blind, what kind of embarrassing things have happened to you. We all have had those kinds of things to where,   Wayne Tuttle  42:13 depending on how much time do we have, like, I'd like to share this story with the audience. And I'll try and give you the Reader's Digest version of it. But it has to be the absolute worst day of my life. And the funniest day of my life. It was my dad's scream 2010, I was to be giving the eulogy. And unfortunately, because I was so close to my dad, I wasn't able to deliver it. I wrote it and had the minister read it. But at that time, my sister in law's she was newly blind, and she had her first guide dog, and I was there with my guide dogs. And it was time for us to leave. And since we were the immediate family, we were to leave the child pool first and the rest of the parishioners would follow us out to the hearse. Well, her guide dog had this uncanny ability to lie on his back and snore. And do you think we could get him to get up, she just could not get him up. So my brother literally had to lift him up to get them going. Whereas my dog Cosmo, she decided that as she got up, she let a very aromatic odor go. That caused my great aunt to start choking, because it was so bad. Well, of course, I sort of broke the ice a bit. We got to the grave site. And there were chairs set up for the immediate family. So prior to the rest of the congregation showing up, like my father was very popular in the Tony as a volunteer firefighter. He was a model railroaders. So we belong to a few clubs and whatnot. So there had to be, oh, I would say 100 or so people there. And my wife and I would we rehearsed how many steps it was from the chairs up to the grave site. My father was cremated. So this was the very first time that I was involved with a cremation. All I knew was a tiny little coffin. And they told me go out to the hall and then just sort of drop it in. So I counted the steps up to how far away it was sat down, so it was time for me to do I got up there. And I went to reach down. And I felt the the actual hole with my arm. But I didn't have any clue of how deep this was, I was thinking in my head, well, maybe it's only like three foot deeper thing, and I didn't want to drop them. So I lean forward, and all of a sudden, I'm going in the hole. And my wife is trying to grab a hold of me, my brother jumps up out of his chair, grabs me by the back of the pants, and lift me out of the hole. And I couldn't think of anything else to say, but   Michael Hingson  45:43 there you go. You know? It is, we all have experiences, and it's okay. Blindness has nothing to do with that. I doubt that there is any person who hasn't had something in their lives that has happened that, that they haven't been embarrassed over or found to be funny. I know, I was with one of my guide dogs, we were wandering the halls of Congress, and, and we had a few of those aromatic kinds of things that happened with her. And, and the more I thought about the more I went, Well, who was in Congress, they deserve it anyway. So it's okay. But you know, you just got to go go to it. Well, so tell me, in your experience, we've we've been seeing more laws pass. And we've been seeing advances in technology and so on. Do you think that society's attitudes toward persons with disabilities is is changing significantly yet? What what do you think?   Wayne Tuttle  46:51 Yes or no? And the reason I say yes, is, I'm finding that younger kids today, they get it. They understand. I've been in situations where you'd be in a grocery store with my guide dog, and a mother would come over and automatically think it's okay to bend down and start paddling. And right away, the the young child would say, Oh, mommy, he's a working dog, you're not allowed to distract them or catch them or anything like that. So yes, I've seen some steps forward with getting kids at a younger age. And it takes people like yourself and myself to go around to schools and educate and really get the word out that there are people in our society today with disabilities. But on the other hand, I think governments really have to get more involved with people with disabilities, and the sense of having different type of programs available out there, there are still a lot of discrimination. When it comes to employment. If an individual with a disability wants to start their own business, they should have programs available out there to teach entrepreneurship. For people with disabilities. It's really no different than any other entrepreneur but they have to do things a little bit different. So they can be involved with it. But again, I think we have a long way to go. In in Canada here. We've we've got all kinds of different laws, but every province seems to be different and unsure. It's no different than in the United States. They are apart, trying to implement different laws to assist people with disabilities. But they still have a long, long way to go to they're chipping away at it. But a lot of these people are living with disabilities. Time's running out. Yeah. So what about the next generation that comes along after us? Like it's despicable. The amount of money that the government puts aside for people with disabilities, with the inflation especially in the last couple of years, it's on believable. So you have to make that choice, whether to pay your rent or whether you're going to eat today.   Michael Hingson  49:43 Do you think that there's any more awareness in the world because of the pandemic and the fact that we've had to do so many things online? Has that really made a big difference?   Wayne Tuttle  49:54 In some ways that has like every country is different especially when it comes to disabilities there, there are countries around our world that still want to hide people with disabilities. They're not allowed to be out in public good, thick. They've shamed the family because of the disability.   Michael Hingson  50:16 And what happens in civilized countries to Oh, yeah, yes, absolutely.   Michael Hingson  50:21 You know, last year, I began working with accessibe, which is a company that makes websites for the products to make websites more usable and accessible, and the company has grown a lot over the last year. But we find that even though it can be pretty inexpensive to start the process, the reality is that a lot of people are going well, yeah, maybe I need to do it. But I really can't do it right now, or I just don't have any money to, to put into this kind of a project, or it's just not something that I think we really need to worry about. And it's so unfortunate that, at the same time, those people provide electric lights for everyone in their offices, they provide coffee machines, they provide computers, and a lot of other amenities. But when it comes to dealing with disabilities, or making their websites more inclusive, so that more people might shop at their sites and so on, they won't do that.   Wayne Tuttle  51:30 And their mindset is that they have this assumption. Well, there's just not enough of them out there. So we don't have to do it. But guess what, if you do do it, that's going to increase your bottom line. Because those 10 people who are now shopping on your website are going to go and tell 10 of their friends. And it's just going to snowball even more, and then they'd be recognized that they are a fully accessible website,   Michael Hingson  52:06 one of the projects that accessibe is working on and it's still not live yet, but hopefully it will be sometime in the near future is called Access find. What access find will be is a database of accessible websites, any website that has made the effort to become inclusive, not only for people who happen to be blind, but who have other disabilities will be able to put their website into the access fine database. And so it will be a central location where people with disabilities can go to find local or whatever websites they truly can search and whether the site uses accessibility or some other mechanism or company to make their website accessible isn't the issue. The issue is that they've done it however they've done it and access fine. We'll allow that to happen. We're not there yet. It's coming, though. And it'll be very exciting. When that opens. It's a it's a great idea.   Wayne Tuttle  53:04 Yeah, it's it's something that is definitely needed. Because I think that that, again, our society lacks is is communication. There are all kinds of nonprofit organizations that are doing wonderful things. But the disabled community is not aware of it. So they need to spend more time and effort in shouting it out and say, Hey, everybody, this is new. This is what's happening right now. But they don't and   Michael Hingson  53:36 Neil's the Nielsen Company, the company that does ratings and so on, used to do index and still does all the ratings for TV shows and so on the Nielsen rating did a study in 2016. And categorically states, that websites that become more inclusive, we'll have brand loyalty that will very much carry over to persons with disabilities and people will shop those sites, rather than going through all the frustration of trying to find some other website that may or may not be inclusive for them. It's it is something that is absolutely substantial. It's something that can be verified. But we're still not yet seeing nearly enough of our world really deal with that. And it's all about still the same attitudes. That as you said, there aren't enough of them or we really just don't think that they can do it. Other people are going to do the shopping for them anyway. And it just isn't the way it works. Yeah, exactly. Well, so tell me as a person who happens to be blind, what would you give in the way of advice to someone who is coming to terms with losing their eyesight, you meet someone, either a family member or whatever of someone who of becoming blind or you meet a person who is losing their eyesight and becoming blind, what would you say to them?   Wayne Tuttle  55:06 It to me, it's a very personal aspect that they're going through. Some people are fully sighted today and totally blind tomorrow, some people gradually lose their vision over time. So it comes down to being a personal thing. And my advice would basically be that go through that grieving process, because there is grief involved with any loss, especially when you're losing your vision or your hearing or your mobility skills and the list goes on. But realize that your life has changed, you can still do pretty much the same things that you've always done. It's just that you have to find new ways of achieving your goals. And that's what it comes down to the sky's the limit,   Michael Hingson  56:04 it still comes down to is not blindness. It's our attitudes. And we need to be as forward looking in that as people who can see, because if our attitude is not a positive one about being blind, then we won't be   Wayne Tuttle  56:19 absolutely can, we   Michael Hingson  56:21 will have the challenges. Well, Wayne, this has been fun. I really have enjoyed having you on unstoppable mindset. I hope you've liked it as well. Oh, my pleasure. And we will have to get together and swap more stories   Wayne Tuttle  56:37 but have to come come down to California?   Michael Hingson  56:40 Well, it is it was 97 Fahrenheit today. And according to my lovely little trusty Amazon device, we're going to have an excessive heat warning on Thursday. So if 97 Isn't excessive, that means it's going to be over 100 Just what it really means. So I Interesting.   Wayne Tuttle  57:00 Well, where I come from, I'm very Northern Ontario. We are so far north, we literally wave to Santa Claus as we're coming to this area. So we have had a couple of frost alerts the last few days.   Michael Hingson  57:20 Well as the big guy waved back.   Wayne Tuttle  57:24 I have no idea.   Michael Hingson  57:26 Well, then, you know, you need to put your communication skills to use and come up with a way that you guys can communicate better. Absolutely. Well, thanks for being on unstoppable mindset. If people want to reach out to you learn more about you and chat with you. How can they do that if they want to learn about your speaking career and so on?   Wayne Tuttle  57:45 Well, if you'd like to reach out, my email address would be my initials. So it would be a W J T dot tuttle. And that's t u t t l e @gmail.com. Okay, I have a website that it's still under construction. So I'm not sure when that will be up and running. But I will definitely let you know.   Michael Hingson  58:13 Well, let's talk about accessibe going on the site to help you with access that makes it a lot easier for your website people to do. Absolutely. Well, meanwhile, everyone, thank you for joining us today. I'd love to hear what you think about this. As always, please reach out to me Michaelhi at  accessibe.com. That's M I  C H A E L H I  at A C C S S I B E.com. Or visit our podcast page, which is www dot Michael hingson.com/podcast. Michael Hingson is M I C H A E L H I N G S O N WWW dot Michael hingson.com/podcasts. And of course, as I always ask, and I appreciate everyone who is doing it, please give us a five star rating. Wherever you're listening to the podcast and join us regularly you can subscribe to our podcast wherever you are finding us. And we hope that you will do that and join us for other adventures and other future podcasts. And again, Wayne, I really appreciate your time and you being here with us today.   Wayne Tuttle  59:20 Thanks for having me, Michael.   Michael Hingson  59:25 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. 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Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney
EP 239 Estrella Rogers

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 69:08


This week's guest is Estrella Rogers.   This episode is sponsored by my new book "My Dads Advice At 5:04 AM," and you can get it here or here. Estrella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Author, Speaker, and Relationship coach who services couples locally and internationally. She earned her master's degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. Early in her career, Estrella realized that many couples wanted to make their marriage work but were never taught, nor did they have the proper tools. This began her journey to becoming a specialist in the field of couple's work. Estrella is aware that she herself cannot "save a marriage," but it is her goal to ensure that couples have the tools and skills to achieve the relationship they desire. Wife and mother of two, Estrella recently published her first book "Prayers for My Husband." and is a published writer for "Jacksonville Scene" and "Fearless Life" Magazines. Estrella is also the co-founder and lead facilitator of Aspire Reaching Beyond the Obvious, a non-profit youth mentoring program servicing youth ages 11-18 in Jacksonville NC.   LINKS: www.starlevelcoaching.com IG: @starlevelcoaching FB: @starlevelcoaching   My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA   Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and was a Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.    The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM,". He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann.  Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website. Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com   TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q   YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA    Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/    Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/    Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney    The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/   Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney   Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr  

Rochester Club 476
September 1, 2022 - Michael Colby, Charlie Oster, Sean Flynn

Rochester Club 476

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 23:34


Listen into the following Toastmasters Speech given on September 1, 2022 at Rochester Club 476: Michael Colby's Learning to Lead Charlie Oster's The Essential Guide to Party Planning Sean Flynn's No Tomatoes, No Worries Feedback on a speech or questions for the producer? Email me - jmarchand2012@gmail.com Find a club near you! - https://www.toastmasters.org/ Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International. This podcast is independent of Toastmasters International. It is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Toastmasters International other than for the use of the name, Toastmasters International.

God Hears Her Podcast
EP. 99: Conversations with God (with Lori Hatcher)

God Hears Her Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:30


Does prayer feel hard to you? Do you struggle with knowing how to talk to God about your cares and concerns? Do you ever hide your prayer requests from God as if they're not good enough? Does prayer feel like a chore rather than a conversation? Well, on this episode of God Hears Her, guest Lori Hatcher shares how prayer is just talking to a dear friend who wants to hear from you! Lori also shares with Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy about her own personal faith and how it has influenced her to change the way she prays through different seasons of waiting in her life.   About Our Guest: Lori Hatcher is an author, blogger, pastor's wife, and women's ministry speaker. She's written five devotionals, including Refresh Your Prayers: Uncommon Devotions to Restore Power and Praise, and Refresh Your Faith: Uncommon Devotions from Every Book of the Bible. Her articles and devotions have appeared in numerous print and online publications including Our Daily Bread, Guideposts, Revive Our Hearts, and Crosswalk.com. A contest-winning Toastmasters International speaker (ACG, ALB), Lori uses high-impact stories to impart transformational truth. Lori and her husband, a pastor, live delightfully close to their four grandchildren in Lexington, South Carolina.   Notes and Quotes:  Prayer was not meant to be a monologue. It was meant to be a two-way conversation.—Lori Hatcher When we take everything into our hands, we leave Him out of the picture.—Elisa Morgan I sat under sound Bible teaching for two years before the Word of God penetrated my heart.—Lori Hatcher For prodigal mamas who wonder if all those years of raising their kids in faith was a waste, now they're not living for God. Was that a waste? God's Word never returns void.—Lori Hatcher Sometimes our greatest step is to allow God to find us. If we just let ourselves be found and loved it's, maybe, the hardest thing we'll ever do.—Elisa Morgan Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas.—Lori Hatcher Instead of getting things from God, you get God.—Lori Hatcher The transformation happened when I learned to listen. The main way God speaks to us today is through His Word.—Lori Hatcher  The main purpose of prayer is to build our relationship with God.—Lori Hatcher Every time we read God's Word, He's speaking to us.—Lori Hatcher    Links:  Lori's latest book: Refresh Your Faith Lori's website: Lori Hatcher  God Hears Her newsletter sign-up: https://www.godhearsher.org/signup Enjoy this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes to help us reach more women with the message that God hears them, He sees them, and He loves them because we are His!  Follow God Hears Her Podcast on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast Elisa's Instagram: elisa morgan author Eryn's Instagram: eryneddy God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org/  

God Hears Her Podcast
EP. 99: Conversations with God (with Lori Hatcher)

God Hears Her Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:30


Does prayer feel hard to you? Do you struggle with knowing how to talk to God about your cares and concerns? Do you ever hide your prayer requests from God as if they're not good enough? Does prayer feel like a chore rather than a conversation? Well, on this episode of God Hears Her, guest Lori Hatcher shares how prayer is just talking to a dear friend who wants to hear from you! Lori also shares with Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy about her own personal faith and how it has influenced her to change the way she prays through different seasons of waiting in her life.   About Our Guest: Lori Hatcher is an author, blogger, pastor's wife, and women's ministry speaker. She's written five devotionals, including Refresh Your Prayers: Uncommon Devotions to Restore Power and Praise, and Refresh Your Faith: Uncommon Devotions from Every Book of the Bible. Her articles and devotions have appeared in numerous print and online publications including Our Daily Bread, Guideposts, Revive Our Hearts, and Crosswalk.com. A contest-winning Toastmasters International speaker (ACG, ALB), Lori uses high-impact stories to impart transformational truth. Lori and her husband, a pastor, live delightfully close to their four grandchildren in Lexington, South Carolina.   Notes and Quotes:  Prayer was not meant to be a monologue. It was meant to be a two-way conversation.—Lori Hatcher When we take everything into our hands, we leave Him out of the picture.—Elisa Morgan I sat under sound Bible teaching for two years before the Word of God penetrated my heart.—Lori Hatcher For prodigal mamas who wonder if all those years of raising their kids in faith was a waste, now they're not living for God. Was that a waste? God's Word never returns void.—Lori Hatcher Sometimes our greatest step is to allow God to find us. If we just let ourselves be found and loved it's, maybe, the hardest thing we'll ever do.—Elisa Morgan Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas.—Lori Hatcher Instead of getting things from God, you get God.—Lori Hatcher The transformation happened when I learned to listen. The main way God speaks to us today is through His Word.—Lori Hatcher  The main purpose of prayer is to build our relationship with God.—Lori Hatcher Every time we read God's Word, He's speaking to us.—Lori Hatcher    Links:  Lori's latest book: Refresh Your Faith Lori's website: Lori Hatcher  God Hears Her newsletter sign-up: https://www.godhearsher.org/signup Enjoy this episode? Rate and review it on iTunes to help us reach more women with the message that God hears them, He sees them, and He loves them because we are His!  Follow God Hears Her Podcast on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast Elisa's Instagram: elisa morgan author Eryn's Instagram: eryneddy God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org/  

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

The question is, why are your friends your friends? We will explore that today with my friend and guest Freddy Angel. Freddy and I did this conversation with both video and audio. Here is the video link: https://youtu.be/H1QUYtXEyUY   Otis in my office:   My new book is out, and you can get it here or here.   Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and was a Keynote Speaker at the Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.    The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me," and "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," is out in paperback. Tommy has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.   Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann.  Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com   TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q    Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/    Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/    Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney    The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/ Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr   Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.  

The Toastmasters Podcast
#212: Heart-Led Leadership – 2022-23 International President Matt Kinsey, DTM

The Toastmasters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


[33:25] Meet Matt Kinsey, the 2022-23 International President of Toastmasters International. Hear about his Toastmasters & Leadership journeys & other lessons.

Rochester Club 476
August 18, 2022 - Ian Van Buren

Rochester Club 476

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 8:32


Listen into the following Toastmasters Speech given on August 18, 2022 at Rochester Club 476: Ian Van Buren's Learning to Fall Feedback on this speech or questions for the producer? Email me - jmarchand2012@gmail.com Find a club near you! - https://www.toastmasters.org/ Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International. This podcast is independent of Toastmasters International. It is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Toastmasters International other than for the use of the name, Toastmasters International.

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney
EP 237 Tommy Maloney on Tracy Malone Podcast

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 41:46


  My guest is actually the host, and I am the guest. Tracy Malone has been on this podcast, so she was kind enough to let me blab on about Fatherhood stuff. Tracy has been on this podcast before, and I hope to of brought the same energy and wit she did when she was on.   My new book is out, and you can get it here or here. Pics from California:       My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and was a Keynote Speaker at the Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.    The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me," and "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," is out in paperback. Tommy has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.   Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann.  Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com   TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q    Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/    Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/    Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney    The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/ Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr   Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.    

Embrace the Pivot with Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Episode 63: Dr. Renai Ellison, founder of Embrace Life

Embrace the Pivot with Dr. Cheryl Robinson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 13:27


How do you stay grounded in your beliefs and life's purpose? Dr. Renai Ellison, founder of Embrace Life, shares her life‘s pivots and how to connect with what you're meant to do in this world. She has discovered her passion in her profession as a Life & Leadership Coach, Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker. After earning a certification as a Christian Life Coach from the Professional Christian Coaching & Counseling Academy (PCCCA), Renai graduated from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) with a Life & Leadership coaching certification. She is credentialed as an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and currently supports emerging coaches as a Mentor Coach with iPEC. While studying to become a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership, Renai's dissertation research focused on in-depth conversations with Black women ministry leaders. From this study, she uncovered the necessity among Black Christian women for community, connection, and relationship. These three needs are prioritized as the essence of Renai's work as she cultivates safe spaces for her clients. Renai began her career as a model, television host, and actress after winning a contract with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency in New York City. She is the author of her personal memoir and personal development book entitled, From Fake to Phenomenal: 8 Secrets to Abandon Inauthenticity and Embrace Self-Discovery. As an award-winning public speaker, Renai enthusiastically serves as a dedicated leader with Toastmasters International. Most importantly, Renai prioritizes her role as a devoted daughter to her beloved mother, Maryan.

Abdulfattah Adeyemi
LEADERSHIP FOR TRANSFORMATION

Abdulfattah Adeyemi

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 20:55


This keynote address was delivered at an event of Toastmasters International, Abuja, Nigeria on 10 June 2022. It comprises clear examples, deep metaphors, and insightful analogies as it discusses four steps towards transformational leadership. Listen, learn, think and edit your Youniverse!

Your Message Received... Finding your Business Voice!
YMR Podcast Interview w/ PJ and Chris Cline

Your Message Received... Finding your Business Voice!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 53:01


So, wanna get away? You remember that campaign? I'll bet you remember how good it felt. How many times have you thought, I'm outta here! You might have actually done it for a day, a week, maybe two. But to quit two jobs, sell your home and all of your possessions! That's different, right? Today, you'll meet two people who did exactly that! Launched new careers, left the safety net of their home, possessions, and surroundings- and started anew! Meet PJ & Chris Cline. Give a listen if you want to get the inside scoop as to how to properly plan spontaneous decisions. As you'll learn there is definitely a method to the "madness", as spontaneity is not reckless. You'll learn that by making some reasonable concessions, you can also make your dreams come true. As self-proclaimed “untethered travelers”, they are currently living their dream of exploring the world in search of the perfect place to call home. Celebrating their One Year Anniversary of full-time travel, Chris and PJ's odyssey has been an action-packed adventure that has taken them to eight countries and 27 towns. Christopher is a writer and actor by trade. He writes high-quality creative messaging for all media. He also acts as an on-camera spokesperson to impactfully deliver his client's messages in video, voiceover and live presentations. PJ is often described as “a human spark plug” because of the energy she brings to every project that she pursues. She's a three-time award-winning speaker with an extensive background in advertising sales and marketing consulting. I lived vicariously through this episode, as I have lived in one central area my entire life. You can know, that PJ & Chris have created a dream life, and this host has definitely not ruled out packing a bag to join them. As active members of Toastmasters International and certified public speaking coaches, Chris and PJ offer customized online training sessions that are designed to help people from all walks of life greatly improve their speaking and presentation skills. To learn more about Chris and PJ Cline, check out their social links.Enjoy and consider taking the leap too!! https://www.facebook.com/pj.cline.7 https://www.facebook.com/chris.cline.948

The Professional Failure Podcast
EP 042: Craig Valentine | From Lisp to World Champion, What Got Me Here Won't Get Me There, Thoughts Dissolve When They Hit the Present, and It's Not About Perfection, It's About Connection

The Professional Failure Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 36:33


Story of failure: Jumping off a ski lift after losing a ski in Colorado.Craig Valentine is a world champion public speaker, a motivational speaker and a best-selling author of the book World Class Speaking! Craig coaches speakers across the country and is known as one of the best teachers in the subject of public speaking. He's an amazing story teller and has honed his craft over the last 24 years. As a motivational speaker, he has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Doha), England, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia giving as many as 160 presentations per year. He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International. Craig Valentine is also the Co-Founder of the World Class Speaking program, which helps up-and-coming speakers and speech coaches turn their presentations and programs into huge profits. Craig is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking, Co-Author of the books, World Class Speaking and World Class Speaking In Action, and contributing author for the books Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines, Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, and Guerrilla Marketing Remix.Craig has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.In today's episode, Craig talks about:- story of when he was 10 years old and his conversation with Mr. H- being told not to talk anymore because he sounded like Daffy Duck- the same people that kicked you when you were down will pat you on the back when you perceiver- confrontation with Mr. H after winning the world championship- why he wouldn't be the speaker and man he is today without Mr. H- how he got past his lisp with Dale Carnegie- reading a book emphatically and working at it- why your brain can work things out when you sleep- Winston Churchill - “The farther back we look, the further ahead we're able to see.”- putting gum balls in his mouth and running hills to work on this speaking- a lot of his mentors were in books- Steven Covey, Dale Carnegie,- when he was in prison (visiting)- Will Rogers - “You might be on the right track, but if you stand there, you'll get run over.”- story of trying to get a speaking coach- checking the price of doing something along with the cost- what got me here won't get me there- having bad engagements lead to improvements- story of flying out first class for his first speaking gig and the pressure that came with it- making $3,500 for a speaking engagement but only delivering a $150 speech- how a coach meets you where you are- the biggest lesson for Craig- The Way of the Peaceful Warrior is his favorite book- thoughts dissolve when they hit the present- being in the present moment- it's not about perfection, it's about connection- opposite of stale is fresh- story of a speech in Montreal and the failure that was- not realizing the majority of the audience would be the same- all in his head after a failed speech and realizing he one person throw him off in a speech- switching up in the moment to move on to something else- Bill Gove - first president of national speaking association- I'm responsible to my audience, not for my audience- Craig's biggest failure and taking people's time- the moment he wanted to quit- a lady capturing his failure in a drawing- playing college basketball- the true test of a person is how they handle adversity- how imagination gets him through failure and discouragement- being an events planner in the mid-90's- story of setting up chairs and visualizing himself speaking in front of a crowd- today I move the chairs, tomorrow I move the audience- if you have a strong enough vision, you know that failures are just stumbling blocks along the way- being prepared or not prepared for the opportunity- you're going to rise or fall to the level you see yourself- intimidation of developing an app- the inner circle for speakers- why it's exhilarating to live outside your comfort zone- story of delayed flight and what happened when he cut off a lady in line- sitting down with a stranger for three hours and having a conversation- some people have 30 years of experience and some people have 1 year of experience 30 times over- all in place for speaking and growth in his upcoming app- state it and then illustrate it with an example- seeing a story and concept in action- intimidation of investing and marketing and seeing a return- the difference between an investment and expense- winning the different levels of toastmasters- are you going to win the next one?- why I never reached for the trophy, but I always reached for the life- how he's going to touch many lives- there's only one winner per year and you can touch lives now- leaving a legacy- a positive ripple effect---------www.52speakingtips.comTwitter - @CraigProSpeakerFacebook - Craig Valentine LinkedIn - Craig ValentineYouTube Channel---------

My First Million
Viral Tweets as a Service, Toastmasters of the Future, and Other Business Ideas

My First Million

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 59:18


Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) brainstorm business ideas including a content remix agency, a direct-to-consumer SodaStream, and modernizing the storytelling club Toastmasters International. ----- Links: * Jesse Pujji * SodaStream * Sam's souped up SodaStream * Keurig * bevi * Toastmasters * 2015 Toastmasters International World Champion: Mohammed Qahtani * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. * Want more insights like MFM? Check out Shaan's newsletter. ----- Show Notes: (09:35) - Shaan hiring a content remixer (14:55) - Viral tweets as a service making $1M+ per year (21:05) - DTC Sodastream competitor (27:55) - Shaan started teaching his course this week (43:10) - Why it's okay to be a dirtbag (52:55) - Toastmasters of the future (01:01:55) - Episode review ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto * #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

Bruin Success
Rod A. Ponce '06 of First Republic Bank

Bruin Success

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:55


Rod A. Ponce '06 is Senior Account Executive with First Republic Bank. After graduating in 2006 with a B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he started his career in financial services as a financial advisor with John Hancock. In 2009, he left the financial advising business to become a Licensed Personal Financial Representative for Washington Mutual Bank, where he began to focus primarily on residential and small business lending. When Washington Mutual was acquired by Chase Bank, Rod moved into a supervisory role, and was involved opening a brand new office in West Los Angeles. In 2012, Rod accepted an offer as an Assistant Vice President with Bank of the West (BNP Paribas Group), where he developed a niche in stand-alone home equity lines of credit, and was a consistent Circle of Excellence qualifier for several years standing. Rod joined First Republic Bank in 2019 and currently focuses on financing for professional service firms and their individual partners. From 2011-2017, Rod was involved with Toastmasters International as an Area Director, where he acted as an advisor to several clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. With regard to UCLA involvement, he currently sits on the board for the Silicon Beach Bruins regional network as their Professional Development Chair, he founded a Bruin Professionals Chapter in Silicon Beach, and he is the current President for the overarching Bruin Professionals organization. For personal hobbies, Rod enjoys snowboarding, camping, and taking long walks with his wife and dog, Maverick.

Your Iconic Image
Your Iconic Image : Along The Path to Success

Your Iconic Image

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 35:49


"RaRa" Kathryn "RaRa" Asaro Mayers THE BRIDGE THE BRIDGE is A Unique Educational Platform That Demonstrates Change & Positive Action We Are Advocates Of Activating Creativity, Cultivating Determination & Igniting Manifestation!   Kathryn “RaRa” Asaro Mayers is a Native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, who loves everything about the Big City. She is an audacious storyteller and an advocate of the virtual economy.   For over 3 decades RaRa has been living in Canada raising her family, then devoting her time to building her networks & strategic alliances in Canada and worldwide.   Kathryn went on to develop her market in Real Estate while living in New York until the mid-'80s. Then Psychology, Fitness, Nutrition, Lifestyle & Business Strategizing while living in Montreal and New Business Development with her companies as an integral part of her 10-year plan.   Speaking, Presenting, Coaching, Team Building, Business Etiquette & Relationship Marketing are some of the skills RaRa is passionate about. Key Businesses that have Kathryn's personal participation and partnership from inception are Brooklyn Heights, THE BRIDGE, Gratitude Girls, BU Network and her Send Out Cards-Team Gratitude. Rotarian at heart since August of 2014 RaRa currently serves her community in Niagara as a member with her heart in “Service Above Self”. Appointed as one of a few selected, Director at Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Co-Chair of Membership Committee, RaRa is communicating with businesses and the members of the community on strategic membership growth and long term engagement.   Serving proudly at Art's Etobicoke as an Executive Director and Co-Chair for the Nominations Committee, RaRa is extremely devoted to the wellbeing of the community.   Kathryn is a former member of Toastmasters International and BNI: Business Network International and is currently an Ambassador Recruiter to assist in launching specific new chapters in GTA.   At THE BRIDGE, Our main focus is on Action-oriented behaviour and businesses that aim to monetize a new concept or reframe a current program to generate greater profitability.   Empowerment is a state of mind with THE BRIDGE and our Ambassador Clients.  Bridging Phases are designed and created for companies and individuals who are aligned with having a competitive edge and strategizing more momentum.   RaRa is elated to be a VERITY member and commutes from Niagara on the Lake as an active and engaged member since August of 2021. https://bio.link/rara https://www.thebridgeempowers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kathryn.asaro.77/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-rara-asaro-mayers/ https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.asaro.77/ https://twitter.com/Kat_Tea (https://twitter.com/Kat_Tea) www.marlanasemenza.com Audio : Ariza Music Productions

Book Friends Forever Podcast
Episode 160: CHOP SUEY: Pride, #ownvoices update, and public speaking tips!

Book Friends Forever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 61:18


Grace and Alvina talk about the terrible Hide the Pride movement, recommend some LGBTQIA+ books, discuss WNDB's recent interview with librarians about how they've replaced the hashtag #ownvoices, give some public speaking tips, and Alison Morris provides book recommendations. See complete show notes at www.bookfriendsforever.com. Click here to become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/Bookfriendsforever1.

Talk Cosmos
USA Pluto Return & Power - Revolutionary Terms

Talk Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 55:00


Our panel conversation continues the questions posed during the first natal Pluto return on February 20th in Part 2: Revolutionary Terms, asking, “Who has the Rights?” We are all part of the answers in this inclusive struggle in the nation's storyline. How can our revolutionary history and unrest find identity true to all? Joining Sue Rose Minahan, Talk Cosmos founder, and eclectic evolutionary astrologer consultant in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii will be: Samuel F. Reynolds, Santa Fe, NM, Justin Crockett Elzie, Port Angeles and Seattle, WA, Rae Sapp, Nevada City, CA, and Marie O'Neill, Santa Rosa, CA. Follow us and subscribe for emails, and Talk Cosmos YouTube channel. Or listen on your favorite podcast app. And on all 1150KKNW Am Alternative Talk radio formats. SAMUEL F REYNOLDS, ISAR CAP: A former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 30 years doing charts and studying astrology. He currently serves on the board of directors for the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and the International Academy of Astrology. Sam's also a co-founder of the International Society of Black Astrologers, and a faculty member for the International Academy of Astrology. He's written for multiple print and online outlets, including Ebony.com, horoscope.com, tarot.com, and New York Magazine. Sam's a traditional astrology consultant, teaches webinar classes. He's an international conference keynote speaker and lecturer. https://www.unlockastrology.com/ JUSTIN CROCKETT ELZIE: is an Archetypal Astrologer, Teacher, and Author. He combines both Western Ancient Astrology and Modern Psychological Astrology with Eastern Vedic Astrology. He specializes in Predictive/Electional, and Karmic Astrology. His work with clients includes in-depth analysis of Natal charts, Synasty (couples charts), Draconic Charts, and works with Progressions, Transits, and Planetary Returns. Using these he is a able to link people together with their appropriate paths in life and what cycle they are in along with what is coming up in the future for them. With compassion he seeks to empower clients towards healing and helping them maximize their potential while at the same time offering healing or remedial modalities of Plants for psychological life issues. He does Astrological research into arcane Astrological concepts, focusing on the mystical/occult side of Astrology. Justin is a Certified Aromatherapist/ Essential Oils Specialist and an Herbalist. Member of Talk Cosmos Astrological Symbols, Astro Jam & past MoonbeamTeam. https://www.justincrockettelzie.com MARIE O'NEILL, MBA, MBA: is founder of Padma Life Coaching located in Santa Rosa, California. Marie has many years of experience as a life coach, astrologer, speaker, coach, past-life regression facilitator and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster through Toastmasters International, is on the Board of Directors with TEDx Sonoma County and is an astrology mentor with FCEA. In addition, Marie lectures at numerous Astrology conferences. She has added published Author to her list of achievements with the recent book, “and the Lotus Opened“. Marie facilitates a Virtual Healing Retreat presented by Padma Life Coaching twice a year but the dates change every year. Marie's passion is helping others achieve their dreams, goals and to shine brightly in the world. Guest panel member of Talk Cosmos AstroJAM. PadmaLifeCoaching.com & andtheLotusOpened.com

Toastcaster Communication Leadership Learning Lab
ToastCaster 162: 5 Lessons From My 1st professional Speech – Kate McClare

Toastcaster Communication Leadership Learning Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 25:23


[25:23] What can you learn from your first professional speech (outside Toastmasters)? In this episode Greg speaks with copywriter Kate McClare who pulls back the curtain and shares five powerful lessons and more from her recent live presentation to a group of CPAs. These lessons are basic fundamentals but important reminders that every speaker should remember if they want to make an impact on their audience and of course the organization who engaged them. You can also hear Kate in her interview with Greg Gazin & Ryan Levesque on the Toastmasters Podcast, episode #201, Powerful Collaboration between Toastmasters International and Rotary International. Kate McClare  runs a company called Kate's Copy, a writing and editing service. Specializing in Digital, Video and Print content for Marketing and PR professionals, Web Designers and Entrepreneurs. Kate is passionate about Language and prides herself with her ability to harness the power of the written word for better storytelling.  She's is also a Distinguished Toastmaster and a frequent contributor to the Toastmaster Magazine. Kate McClare lives in Hollywood, Florida and can be reached on LinkedIn or at KatesCopy.net.  

Transformational Pathways
Episode 37 - Finding the Leader in You with Dora Maria Abreu, Evelyn Marrero, and George J. Rivera

Transformational Pathways

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:27


This episode of the Transformational Pathways podcast features three incoming officers of Toastmasters District 46 for the year 2022-2023, Dora Maria Abreu, Evelyn Marrero, and George J. Rivera. They talk about some of the best moments they've had in Toastmasters and encourage everyone to explore the many opportunities and resources that the Pathways Program will provide.HIGHLIGHTSThe challenges in the transition coming out of lockdownsTheir goals for the year as incoming officersThe Pathways program and how people can find a club of their choiceDora, Evelyn, and George's most memorable momentsQUOTESEvelynn: "There's going to be a lot of 'let's see if this works' but thankfully we have a strong leadership team and Toastmasters International gives us a lot of support towards that. So while it will be challenging I think we'll definitely come out stronger on the other end." Dora: "For me, it was more of just being more confident in speaking publicly. So this was an opportunity to get more confident in that space in a safe environment where you would not have had that opportunity in your work experience."George: "We want all members to feel that Pathways is really there to support their journey. We want to create tools that are time-saving, we want to be a source of resources, we want to be available, and we want to be personable. My approach is to be very personable."Evelynn: "I began to realize that I did have a leader in me. That I did have something to share that others found interesting and that they followed. Through concise communication is how you lead best."Connect with Dora, Evelynn, and George in the links below:LinkedIn (Dora): https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmabreu/LinkedIn (Evelynn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/evelyn-marrero-a9b85b39/LinkedIn (George): https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-j-rivera-msed-dtm-9b689a5/Find out more about Toastmasters, visit https://toastmasters46.org/ and follow District 46 on:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/toastmasters46/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/toast-masters-district-46Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TMDistrict46/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/toastmasters46/Twitter - https://twitter.com/district46tmPlease rate, review and subscribe!Toastmasters - where leaders are made.

Freeman Means Business
Wonder Woman in Business, Sonja Elise Freeman

Freeman Means Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 43:12


Resplendent, Compassionate, Inspiring and Beautiful are some of the words often used to describe Sonja Elise Freeman, Inaugural Ms. WIBOP 2020 and Miss WIBOP Photogenic 2020, Women in Business Pageant system , who is driven by her faith in God, love for serving the community with her platform with the Diva's Diamonds: Words to Inspire, Empower and Encourage Online Empowerment Movement by sharing her gift of encouragement on Anchor.fm and Instagram Live weekly. She is the Sole Proprietor of Divine Voices Media, a multimedia production, brand marketing strategy and entrepreneurial consulting firm. She is also a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway & Broadway Producer/Star of Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute of the only Phyllis Hyman tribute approved and supported by the Hyman Family, Friends and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and former Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray of the City of New York. She is a proud HBCU 2x time PVAMU Alumna and a PVAMU Alumni Affairs 5 Year Class Reunion Ambassador at Prairie View A&M University College of Arts & Sciences, a part of the Texas A&M University system, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with a minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design in 1991. She is a recent MBA-Executive Magna Cum Laude with a 3.75 GPA/4.0 GPA scale graduate from Prairie View A&M University College of Business Class of 2021 where she was a member of Graduate Student Organization, Toastmasters International, and National Association of Black Journalists. She also earned a Doctorate in Divinity (Honoris Causa) in 2021 from the Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana for 30 years of service as a Psalmist and Christian Multimedia Educator as a recording artist, radio personality, podcaster, publisher, and inspirational influencer. She completed a Women's Entrepreneurship Certification from Cornell University/Bank of America Institute, WE NYC Kauffman FastTrac Powered by Grow with Google Entrepreneurship Program in New York City, Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in Music Business & Law, Leadership Certificate Charter Class Inspire Women Leadership Institute at the Dallas Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas, Certificate of Achievement from Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York Beauty Essentials and Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate from Bloomberg LP. She is competing in the Ultimate Queen WBLEP Pageant 2022 on June 16-19,2022 for the “Queen of Queens” Business Pageant within the Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Pageant system and presently working with the Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society in Atlantic City, New Jersey as an Artist-in-Residence, VP and COO to get funding for recording a tribute album and documentary of her Phyllis Hyman tribute. She has a beautiful and talented 24-year-old daughter named Gabbie Gabs, an award-winning Toastmaster, Filmmaker, and Music Video Director. She is an alumna of University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Media Studies. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
780: Rochelle Rice - "Body-Based Leadership"

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 27:27


  Rochelle Rice, CSP, is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and educator. She is first woman in the world to hold both the Accredited Speaker (AS) designation from Toastmasters International and the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. A former professional jazz dancer, her passion stems from the inordinate amount of stress in our society placed on thinness rather than the body as a resource for effective leadership. Rochelle has been in the fitness industry for 30+ years and brings a unique approach to her work. Blending her somatic experience training to help people regulate their central nervous system, she helps people stop fighting with themselves and be at ease in leadership roles (or just leadership acts). With her work, people learn to be comfortable that what they say and do are aligned to how people perceive them. Providing confidence, trust and hope, with a solid, proven technique, her message is one of unwavering faith in people's unique ability to create a dynamic life of leadership by honoring the wisdom of the body. Rochelle and Lou connect in this fun and ‘get your body moving' episode of Thrive LouD with Lou Diamond. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***

Pharmacist's Voice
Pharmacist Dads Series Part 4 of 4:  Interview with Iqbal Atcha, RPh

Pharmacist's Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 72:45


Each Friday in June 2022, I'm publishing an interview with a pharmacist dad in honor of Father's Day, which was Sunday, June 19. This episode is an interview with Iqbal Atcha, RPh.  During the first half of our conversation, we discussed how Iqbal uses his voice as a pharmacist.  In the second half, we focused on Iqbal's role as a Dad.   Bio: Iqbal Atcha is the Senior Consultant for Healthcare Talent Acquisition at Lean Human Capital, now a part of symplr. He provides advisory services for clients across the healthcare recruitment industry specializing in organizational analysis, resource allocation, process efficiency, technology and automation, and recruitment marketing. Iqbal joined Lean Human Capital in January 2022. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy for Anthem where he helped develop, align, and oversee TA strategies for 7 subsidiaries including Caremore Health, Beacon Health, and IngenioRx. Before Anthem, Iqbal was the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Walmart's Health & Wellness division where he led a team of 9 recruiters and led enterprise-wide initiatives centered around diversity and inclusion, continuous improvement, and workforce planning. Iqbal received his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy and a Master's in Business Administration degree from Kennedy Western University. He is a certified recruiter through Recruiter Academy (RACR), a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a 3-time Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM). Thank you for listening to episode 158 of The Pharmacist's Voice ® Podcast! To read the full show notes, visit https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com.  Click on the podcast tab, and search for episode 158.   Links from this episode Podcast Website: https://atchainternational.com/healthcare-and-higher-podcast/  Healthcare and Higher Podcast with host Iqbal Atcha (Apple Podcasts Link) Healthcare and Higher Podcast with host Iqbal Atcha (Google Podcasts Link) Atcha International https://atchainternational.com  LinkedIn (Company Page): https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-healthcare-and-higher-podcast LinkedIn (Personal Profile): https://www.linkedin.com/in/iqbalatcha/ Instagram (Personal): https://www.instagram.com/iqbalatcha1/ Twitter: (Personal): https://twitter.com/IqbalAtcha1 Facebook (Fan Page): https://www.facebook.com/healthcareandhigher Pinterest (Board): https://www.pinterest.com/iatcha/the-healthcare-and-higher-podcast/ The Business of Pharmacy Podcast ™️ website (Mike Koelzer's podcast) Midwestern University https://www.midwestern.edu  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science https://www.rosalindfranklin.edu  Chicago State University https://www.csu.edu  UIC (University of Illinois Chicago) https://www.uic.edu  Toastmasters International https://www.toastmasters.org 

Authentic Living  with  Roxanne
Leadership Lessons Through Serving Others with Lori Lococo

Authentic Living with Roxanne

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:34


Quote: “I am an empathetic leader, and I do lead with my heart, but a lot of things are very factual and statistic-based, so I have to balance both of those things.” Lori Lococo What is your leadership style? Are you a very fact and process-based leader or are you more driven by your heart and feel a connection to those you lead? Both are important traits, but in today's work climate, you really do need to have a good relationship with your team in order to succeed. Working to create a bond not only helps to put your people on a productive path but also helps you retain your best and brightest stars. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Lori Lococo to talk about her leadership experience and how those skills and lessons have assisted her in serving others. Lori is a current Niagara Falls City Councillor.  She is seeking re-election in the October municipal election. Lori has worked for over 25 years in Niagara's legal community, 14 years as the Administrator of a large firm. Lori has also worked for Census Canada in 2016 and 2021 and as a Court Reporter for the Ministry of the Attorney General. Authentic Touch Points: Lori's journey to city council. 1:30 The benefits of Toastmasters. 3:00 Authentic mentors who helped along the way. 6:30 Being genuine creates connection. 9:00 Strategically dealing with issues. 12:30 Balanced processing and perspectives. 16:30 Choosing to serve others. 18:00 One of the most rewarding experiences was her term as International Director of Toastmasters International, a non-profit communication and leadership organization. Her leadership on the world stage as a Board Director for Toastmasters has expanded her role as an ambassador for Niagara everywhere she goes. As I offer executive coaching, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic selves to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict.   Click here to contact me at your convenience, or click here to Chat with Roxanne! Take our online quiz to rate your authenticity as a leader! Stay Authentic,   Roxanne Links: Lori's website Lori's LinkedIn profile Toastmasters International Lori's email address: lori@lorilococo.com Roxanne's LinkedIn profile Roxanne's email: roxanne@roxannederhodge.com Chat with Roxanne Roxanne's previous podcasts

True Success
110 - Stay The Course With Dominique Brightmon

True Success

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 59:46


This is a conversation I truly enjoyed. Speaking with a fellow Toastmasters International member, Dominique "Dom" Brightmon, he shared how you can advance others to advance yourself. Based on the book he wrote, "Going North: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself." We also talked about excellent tips and tricks that you can use to learn how to be an elite performer or public speaker. What you'll learn in Episode 110: How can you advance yourself? How can you be an elite performer? What are the things you need to be aware of to achieve success? What practices should you do to improve your skills? Use the link below to tune in and learn more! https://bit.ly/Stay-The-Course --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kirby-ingles/message

Tech Story
Episode 62 - Urmi Hossain

Tech Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 21:44


"I'm a finance professional and Toastmasters President who helps women become more confident and credible through public speaking."A woman who overcame cultural barriers and self-doubt to find success in finance shares her story and tips for other women who want to enter the field.This is Urmi's story…I'm a finance professional, and I've always been good with numbers and math. I never thought about working in finance, though, until I moved to Canada and started taking some classes. I realized that I loved finance and I was really good at it. I decided to make it my major and I haven't looked back since.I'm always looking for ways to grow and improve, so a few years ago I joined a Toastmasters club. Toastmasters has been a great way for me to overcome my fear of public speaking and become more confident. I'm now the President of my club and I'm working towards giving a Ted Talk.I believe that public speaking is important for all women, as it makes us more confident and credible. I want to be a role model for other young women, showing them that it is possible to pursue a nontraditional career path and be successful.Urmi is a Canadian finance professional who is passionate about self-growth and helping others. She volunteers with nonprofit organizations dedicated to women's empowerment and gender equality and is a member of Toastmasters International. Her mantra is - some women fear the fire; some become it   Resources:https://www.myways.ca/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZoiI0SGU0Xo9_lNjtLWtgghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/urmi-hossain/ Follow me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedougthompson/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Doug-Thompson-Podcast-110928150634768YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz2qwXN-yIHHUiX4Y-e5mwQTwitter: https://twitter.com/thedougthompsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedougthompson/Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-doug-thompson-podcast/id1515031369?uo=4

The Millionaire Choice Podcast
Ep 95: Goodbye Life of Crime. Hello Millionaire. Sean V Bradley, Founder/President Dealer Synergy

The Millionaire Choice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 60:14


This week on The Millionaire Choice Podcast, Tony talks with Sean V. Bradley, professional speaker, entrepreneur, and author. Tony and Sean discuss life after prison, entrepreneurship, and how Sean turned his life around. After spending three years in juvenile prison from age 12 to 15, and then three more years from 19 to 22, Sean decided to turn his life around with nothing but a backpack and $1,000 dollars he had saved from working at a deli shop in New Jersey. About Sean V. Bradley Sean V. Bradley CSP is a worldwide, expertly trained Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer. He is a 9-time NADA/ATD convention speaker, FranklinCovey Certified Facilitator, National Speakers Association member, where he received his CSP designation, and a State Association Speaker and Trainer. He is also a member of Toastmasters International. Sean started Dealer Synergy over 15 years ago but has been in the automotive industry for over 19 years. He has spoken at over 100 NCM and NADA 20 Groups. Sean learned the business from the ground up. Beginning as a sales consultant, he has since held positions at dealerships as Sales Manager, Internet Sales Manager, Special Finance Manager, and Business Development Director. At his first dealership, he averaged over 30 units per month, taking the sale from start to finish. On the heels of his success, Sean was recruited to a Dealer Group, Pine Belt Automotive, where he moved their Nissan/Kia/Cadillac store from 20 units per month online to over 110! He repeated those results two years later when he took over the Internet Department of a major Nissan store in the Philadelphia market and grew their volume from 27 to over 100 units per month. Learn more about Sean V. Bradley, https://dealersynergy.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Victorious Souls Podcast
How Love Empowered Her To Survive The Mass Genocide Of The "Killing Fields" (S2:Ep52)

Victorious Souls Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 49:47


CAN LOVE REALLY KEEP YOU ALIVE? TODAY I have with me Sara Im, who was marched to a labor camp when the communist group Khmer Rouge invaded Cambodia and decimated her country. Held captive for 4 years, Sara was near death several times but fought to survive. Deep within her was the heart of a warrior fueled by love. Now Sara is a U.S. citizen, award winning author, and inspirational speaker. Bio: Sara Im is a survivor of a Mass Genocide in Cambodia. She is an inspirational speaker and an author of an award-winning book “How I Survived the Killing Fields”. Sara graduated from Western Connecticut State University. She is a founder and director of Christian Professionals Network of Tampa Bay. Sara is a member of Women Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. She co-hosts a weekly live show “A Thriving Conversation” on Facebook, and operates a wellness business, Smart Healthy Living. Sara speaks to help listeners refocus, rebuild confidence, and develop self-leadership. She enjoys sharing her impactful message at conferences, seminars, churches, schools, TV, podcasts, radios and more. Connect with Sara: https://www.saraim.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SaraImSpeakerAuthor https://twitter.com/SmartHealthyLvg https://www.linkedin.com/in/saraim-speaker-author/ https://www.instagram.com/saraimspeaker/ Resources Coaching with Danielle Visit website Additional resources: My book Emerging With Wings on Amazon My book Because You Matter on Amazon Facebook - where the live interviews take place first @daniellebernock https://www.facebook.com/daniellebernock/ Instagram @dbernock https://www.instagram.com/dbernock/ YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/DanielleBernockLovesYou Twitter @dbernock https://twitter.com/DBernock LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-bernock-6ab50467/ TikTok @dbernock https://www.tiktok.com/@dbernock Some links I use are affiliate links where I earn a small commission at no cost to you. #traumasurvivor #killingfields #massgenocide #cambodia #khmerrouge #survival #Thailand #immigration #escape --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/victorioussoulspodcast/message

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Claim Your Worth with Amy Valdivia & Rica Ruiz

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 35:39


Have you ever realized that you missed an opportunity to claim your worth? Maybe you accepted a salary too low or you missed out on getting promoted because you didn't ask. Amy Valdivia and Rica Ruiz are two powerhouses who understand this deeply and share their stories and advice in today's episode.They will encourage you to do the deep work and invest in yourself because that's where it all begins!Tangible takeaways from today's episode:Find the root cause of your actions with someone you trust. You can change the narrative!Stop making your life harder by believing the lie you have to always “work harder”. Work hard, but fight easy. Meaning: be excellent at what you do, so it is easy to speak up!There's no failure, only feedbackWrite down everything you're good at, and really look at it. Own your skills!Remember, it does not have to be “all or nothing.” Rather, let it be “all or something” About Amy:Amy Valdivia is a California native. She enjoys life with her husband and two children. She's a businesswoman with over 32 years in the mortgage industry. Today, Amy is an entrepreneur, speaker and author while running a branch for a nationwide lender supporting individuals and families to realize the American Dream of homeownership. Amy's calling is to serve the community and wanted to do more than attending charity events.  She and found the answer when she became a Certified Divorce Lending Professional. Amy supports divorcing couples and their attorneys alleviating one of the greatest areas of contention: the home financing.  Amy is a Board member of the Upland Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hospital Foundation. She's also an active member of Rotary International and Toastmasters International.  As the 2019 Businessperson of the Year for the Upland Chamber of Commerce, Amy is credentialed as a FHA Direct Endorsement Underwriter, Certified Mortgage Advisor, Certified NLP Practitioner and a Certified Divorce Lending Professional. Connect with Amy:Website: http://www.homeloanclosing.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amy_valdivia/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.valdivia.52LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-valdivia-cdlp-215b6854 About Rica:The business of real estate utilizes many of Rica's gifts in her mission to serve others. Rica's client-centered approach delivers unparalleled service, whether you're a first-time home buyer, a downsizing retiree, a move-up buyer or an investor. Her knowledge, experience, and thoroughness help clients think strategically and holistically about real estate decisions. Rica is an expert contract negotiator. Problems are just roadblocks, and through hard work, expertise and perseverance, Rica finds routes around to help arrive at the end goal.Rica enjoys helping and giving to others. Professionally, she enjoys her work as an Ambassador for the San Mateo Area and Danville Areas Chamber of Commerce. She is the Chairman of the Board for Generations United, a local non-profit that helps the under-resourced community in Redwood City and loves volunteering in her community. Her favorite pastime, however, is hanging out with her husband, Rob, and watching their son play baseball. Connect with Rica:Website: https://www.meraki-realestate.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meraki_realestate/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MerakiRealEstate1 - https://www.facebook.com/ricamruizLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricaruiz/   About me:Karen Laos is a keynote speaker and leadership coach equipping women to stand out with unshakable confidence. She specializes in communication: executive presence and compelling messages. Karen champions female business leaders to own their value and find their voice so they can be seen and heard. She also works with teams to create cultures of trust and function at their best.Karen has coached leaders at Facebook, Google, Netflix, Uber, Sephora, Sony, Microsoft, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Levi, and more. Karen's style is fun, encouraging and results-oriented. She immediately moves past the “fluff” and gets straight to the issue (just ask her clients). Connect with me:Website: https://www.karenlaos.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenlaosconsultingFacebook: Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/karenlaosconsultingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenlaos/Clubhouse: @karenlaosEpisodes also available on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwQoTGdJX5eME0ccBKiKng/videos

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney
EP 236 Eugene Schneeberg I NEVER MET MY FATHER

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 66:32


My guest is the author of the new book "I Never Met My Father" Eugene Schneeberg. BIO: I Never Met My Father is a powerful true story of brokenness, forgiveness, healing, restoration, and hope.    My new book is filled with practical advice for fathers, mothers, and children.    If you're one of the millions of men and women who grew up with a rocky relationship or no relationship with your father, then this book is for you.   In My new book, I share my RAW AND HONEST JOURNEY GROWING UP IN POVERTY, my battles with insecurity, mental illness, and depression,    My new book will teach you ways to break generational cycles of fatherlessness.   And put you on a path toward forgiveness, healing, and wholeness.     For the first time ever, I share lessons learned from over 30 years of searching for my father.   Each chapter has action steps and a fatherhood challenge to encourage you.   My journey from the poor house to the White House proves that there is hope for fatherless sons and daughters.   If you are a father, a mother, or one of the millions of people like me who grew up without your father, this is a must-read for you.  LINKS: https://inevermetmyfather.com/ https://inevermetmyfather.com/   https://youtu.be/uGSxN6_GYOE   https://inevermetmyfather.myshopify.com/products/i-never-met-my-father-paper-back   Www.fathersforward.com       My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.    The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me" and His"new dad's, "My Dad's Advice "t 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.   Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann.  Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com   TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q    Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/    Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/    Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney    The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/ Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr   Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.    

Clear Lake Connections
Chaber Champions Podcast Episode 2: Toastmasters

Clear Lake Connections

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 16:39


This week on Chamber Champions Podcast hear from the President of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters club, Dennis Stetzel. In this week's episode Dennis explains what a Toastmaster club is and the opportunity for Clear Lake Area Chamber members to be a part of the club. Dennis discusses the many benefits of Toastmasters from improving public speaking talents, listening skills, quick thinking exercises, and leadership development. Lastly, Dennis reiterated that Toastmasters International is true to their mission statement “to empower individuals to become effective communicators and leaders!” and all can benefit.

Talk Cosmos
Mars & Jupiter In Aries

Talk Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 56:03


Tune in to Talk Cosmos Sunday May 22 at 1-2 p.m. PDT and find out about a potent conjunction! “Mars and Jupiter in Aries — Seed Action” exactly occurring May 29, but its energy begins a few days after our talk. Mars rules the first sign of Aries. Its fiery instinctive nature eager to discover, to separate, and become a new identity. Aries defends causes and gives of itself generously. Aries activates and quickens energy. Aries might experience impatience with lack of speed reaching what it desires. Yet Aries looks with wonder and experiences life freshly. Mars cojoins with the giant gas planet Jupiter that expands all it touches and envisions. Find out about these seed energies with a special guest panel joining Sue Rose Minahan founder host and astrologer of Talk Cosmos. Reconnecting will be Linda Berry PAC, MSSW, Vibrational Astrologer in Louisville Kentucky, and Israel Ajose, President of the Astrological Lodge of London, United Kingdom, and Marie O'Neill, founder of Padma Life Coaching of Santa Rosa, California. Follow us and subscribe for weekly email newsletter. Connect and subscribe for Talk Cosmos YouTube. Also heard on your favorite podcast app and on all 1150kknw.com YouTube and online formats. LINDA BERRY, PAC, MISSW received her Professional Astrology Certificate (PAC) in Vibrational Astrology January 2015 from Avalon School of Astrology studying with David Cochrane the Founder of Vibrational Astrology (VA). She holds a Bachelor of Psychology, and a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW). Linda's an International Consultant with clients worldwide, Teaches VA classes, the VA Research Group moderator and Author. Linda created “Frequency Finder”, a VA Add-on to Sirius and Kepler Astrological Software, is co-author with David Cochrane of Vibrational Astrology: Interpreting Aspects, and author of Awakening from a Deep Sleep, a spiritual book on remembering who we are. She writes a blog, “The Vibrational Astrology Diary”, on the daily dance of the planets using the techniques of Vibrational Astrology and the Sabian Symbols, distributed freely to those who desire it. Linda also has an older site, Astrological Depth with Transneptunian Objects 2008-2012. Jan 2022, she teaches a new series of courses for new students on Vibrational Astrology. Email: Linda@AstrologicalDepth.com and AstroSlueth.org ISRAEL AJOSE, D. Psych. Astrol: A dedicated student, teacher of astrology and tarot, philosophical and esoteric teachings, which he began studying and completing full honors in psychological astrology at the Center of Psychological Astrology in London with Liz Greene. He combines traditional, mediaeval, psychological, and Vedic techniques to provide guidance, answers, and consultations to students and clients worldwide. Israel is currently the President of the Astrological Lodge of London. Much of his studies and practices also include cosmology, mythology, occult sciences, Kabbalah, shamanism, and divination. Email: astrologyofthesoul@gmail.com https://www.sacredplanets.com and https://www.ape.uk MARIE O'NEILL, MBA: is founder of Padma Life Coaching located in Santa Rosa, California. Marie has many years of experience as a life coach, astrologer, speaker, coach, past-life regression facilitator and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster through Toastmasters International, is on the Board of Directors with TEDx Sonoma County and is an astrology mentor with FCEA. In addition, Marie lectures at numerous Astrology conferences. She has added published Author to her list of achievements with the recent book, “and the Lotus Opened“. Marie facilitates a Virtual Healing Retreat presented by Padma Life Coaching twice a year, but the dates change every year. Marie's passion is helping others achieve their dreams, goals and to shine brightly in the world. Guest panel member of Talk Cosmos AstroJAM. PadmaLifeCoaching.com...

One Kind Word Podcast
68 To Thine Own Self Be Kind with Amanda Stevens

One Kind Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 18:36


Amanda Stevens is an optimistic member of the Toastmasters International community who transformed her life by improving her communication skills. She believes practicing kindness with yourself sets the foundation for being kind to others. It all starts with your inner thoughts and positively speaking to yourself. To paraphrase Shakespeare, “to thine own self be kind.” https://brucewaynemclellan.com/    

Motiv8 - The Motivation and Inspiration Podcast
Bill Gove: Change and Finding Time

Motiv8 - The Motivation and Inspiration Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 44:08


Today's motivation is for those of us who don't seem to have enough time in the day. Audio Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbxPQ7H7gv8&t=603s More about Bill: Bill Gove, CSP, CPAE, was recognized around the world as the father of professional speaking. Toastmasters International awarded Bill Gove its Golden Gavel Award in 1991, and called him one of the most popular speakers of the 20th Century. Quote of the Day: "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude" - Oprah Winfrey Leave a review Support via Patreon Check out my Personal Finance/Investing Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/motiv8/support

NONFICTION BRAND™ w/DP Knudten
E195 “I said, ‘A year from now, I'm going to write my book.'”

NONFICTION BRAND™ w/DP Knudten

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 22:56


Toastmasters International enthusiast Dom Brightmon joins host DP Knudten for more conversation about how being surrounded by people who share your desire to better themselves helps you do the same for yourself. Learn more about and connect with Dom Brightmon at www.dombrightmon.com ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a variety of special guests. While focused on the art and craft of personal branding, each episode ranges widely based on whatever happened to be on the minds of DP and his guest(s). Each episode is sponsored by DP's book "NONFICTION BRAND—Discover, craft and communicate the 'completely true / completely you' brand you already are.” now available on Amazon at www.bit.ly/nonfiction_brand  You can reach DP Knudten at: Email: dp@dpknudten.com Website: dpknudten.com | nonfictionbrand.com Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, et al: @dpknudten ©2022 DP Knudten LLC - all rights reserved Want to support DP and the NFB pod? Patreon makes it super easy here: https://www.patreon.com/nonfictionbrand Looking to add podcast guesting to your personal brand-boosting strategy? You should be. Check out Podmatch, a FREE podcast/guest matching service at https://podmatch.com/signup/dprecommends NONFICTION BRAND is hosted at Podbean. DP personally recommends this podcast hosting service for its quality, design, and ease of use. Check it our here: https://www.podbean.com/nonfictionbrand

Are You Waiting For Permission?
A conversation with disability advocate, Lois Strachan

Are You Waiting For Permission?

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 34:28


Lois's purpose is to help others overcome the challenges they face in their professional and personal lives. As a motivational speaker, she uses her personal story to teach audiences techniques to become resilient and manage change. Her curiosity about the world around her has led to her facilitating on numerous diverse topics – from writing and publishing books to digital accessibility of websites and training materials for those with visual impairments. She is also an experienced speaking and writing coach who loves to see her clients achieve more than they dreamed possible. Lois is the author of 6 books, including 4 illustrated children's books, a memoir and a book written from the viewpoint of her guide dog. She has been hosting a podcast since 2018, originally focusing on travel for persons with disabilities but now focusing on more general subjects around her own brand of A Different Way of Seeing. Lois achieved a BA Honours (cum laude) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a Distinguished Toastmaster and has a diploma in coaching. In 2015 she was awarded a Tributes Excellence award in the category of education and literature. In 2017 she was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International. She is a past president of the Cape Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, is a past District Governor of the Southern African district of Toastmasters International, and currently serves as a director on two boards. Lois lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and a houseful of dogs, one of whom is her beloved guide dog, Fiji.###Your hosts of Are You Waiting for Permission? are Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett. They're friends, co-hosts, actors, improvisers and coaches. She lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, México, and  coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life. You can find Meridith: Meridith Grundei the performer artist gal  Meridith Grundei CoachingYou can find Joseph: Joseph Bennett the artist/coach extraordinaire*Special thanks to Amy Shelley and Gary Grundei of high fiction for letting us use their music for the Are You Waiting for Permission? podcast.

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

How To Be A Unicorn    Elise Buie, Esq. is a Seattle-based family and divorce lawyer and founder of the Elise Buie Family Law Group. A survivor of Hurricane Katrina, her divorce, and many dish-filled sinks piled high after lively family dinners with her husband, Doug, and their blended family of six (six!) teens and 20-somethings, Elise knows firsthand what it means to juggle work and parenting, finding balance in between, even if it means a lot of late nights. When she's not advocating for her clients, the best interests of their children, and civility in divorce, you can find her sailing on Puget Sound.   LINKS: Instagram Facebook  LinkedIn Twitter     My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.    The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me" and His"new dad's, "My Dad's Advice "t 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.   Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann.  Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com   TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q    Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/    Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/    Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney    The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/ Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr   Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.      

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA
Interview with Tommy Cloud, CFP® -President of Third Act Retirement Planning & Qualified Kingdom Advisor

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 18:19


Tommy and his wife Myra have 7 children and attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta. Tommy wants to become more like Christ as he moves thru life's journey towards meeting his Maker. He enjoys spending time with his children and friends, exercise, and eating healthy. Encouraging all those around him to be more like Christ and accomplish more is what he has been told characterize many of his relationships.His #1 business goal is to truly helping people enjoy life without having to worry about what will happen..When people believe and understand Who really owns everything, this can happen. Thomas takes pleasure in guiding his clients as they implement the financial planning strategies that help them become better stewards and meet the financial and life goals God has laid on their hearts. Mr. Cloud's: commitment to operating as a fee only fiduciary practitioner, reducing investment costs, holistic financial planning focus, retirement planning, and Biblical worldview are what separates him from many others in his field.Thomas graduated from The Georgia Institute Of Technology in 1997 with a degree in Business Management and Certificate in Finance. Mr. Cloud is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. The CFP® is one of the most respected and hardest designations to obtain in all of the financial services industry.Thomas Cloud, Jr., is also a Qualified Kingdom Advisor. One of the greatest unrecognized and unmet needs in the body of Christ today is the ability to find a financial professional who shares a Biblical perspective on stewardship. Kingdom Advisors' qualification process introduces a new level of qualified Christian financial professionals who are equipped to integrate Biblical counsel with financial counsel. What should I look for in a Qualified Kingdom Advisor?Thomas has passed the NASD series 6, 22, 63, and 65 examinations. Mr. Cloud has a BA in Management and certificate in finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Cloud has passed the state insurance examination as well. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC©)designation from the American College. To become a ChFC© Mr. Cloud had to meet experience requirements and pass exams covering finance and investing. The experience requirement is to have at least three years of experience in the financial industry, and have studied and passed an examination on the fundamentals of financial planning, including income taxation, insurance, investment and estate planning. The College for Financial Planning®, located in Denver, awarded Thomas Cloud, Jr., of Marietta, Georgia, the Accredited Asset Management Specialist or AAMS® Professional Designation. Individuals who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. Developed in response to the need for advanced training within investment firms, the Accredited Asset Management Specialist Professional Designation Program offers investment professionals with the precise, hands-on information needed to provide ample, planning-oriented asset management advice. He is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). To become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), he completed a 24-part program of study in the financial, physical, emotional, and personal issues of seniors. Thomas also participated in both the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the investment club while attending Georgia Tech. His investment club was featured on CNNFN because they were an elite college club picking stocks, which outperformed the S&P 500 two years in a row. After college, he worked for First Union National Bank, then Southwick Investments (securities), and Turamali (tangibles and other non securities).Thomas Cloud, Jr. wrote the ebook The Ten Biggest Mistakes Any Investor Makes. Mr. Cloud wrote a monthly financial, economic, and geopolitical article for the prestigious political website Purepolitics.com for years. He also wrote, 2 articles, for Business Reform magazine. Thomas Cloud, Jr.'s articles have also been published by the Christian Ranchman and Spiritual Voice News. Toastmasters International has recognized Thomas G. Cloud, Jr. as a Competent Toastmaster. Mr. Cloud has completed the 12-week Crown Financial Ministries study and also led the study at First Baptist Church Atlanta. Thomas is a professional member of Kingdom Advisors. Mr. Cloud has also spoken about financial planning all over the world, including the Mediterranean Sea. In the winter of 2009 Thomas published a book called Circle of Fellowship that he authored with Robert Inman Ragsdale, III. Circle of Fellowship is a small group discussion guide for men designed to make disciples of Jesus.Learn More: https://thirdactretirement.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-tommy-cloud-cfp-president-of-third-act-retirement-planning-qualified-kingdom-advisor