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Close the Door: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast

Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. After Catelyn Stark pulls out a Hail Mary setting Jaime free, nobody knows what to do with her, certainly not the middle management of Riverrun so they put her up in the poshest suite in the castle (worthy of a five-star review on TripAdvisor were it not for her dying father). Was Lysa's pregnancy terminated before or after her marriage to Jon Arryn? And just how probable is it that Hoster stayed celibate for two decades? A Song of Ice and Fire. A Storm of Swords - Catelyn I. Originally recorded in 2017.   Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 452

Business of the Beat Podcast
Stillness Nurtures Discovery

Business of the Beat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 23:08


Youmie Francois—Founder and CEO of Flex-n-Fly, a travel wellness company that provides stretching, yoga & relaxation classes to travelers before they board their flights as well as minimalist anti-theft travel bags that also function as high fashion belts — discusses her tenacious curiosity, the importance of seeking validation from God and reframing her mindset as the driving factors that enable her to dream bigger and reach her goals. In part one of this two episode podcast, Youmie shares getting her start as a backup dancer, her evolution to becoming a certified yoga teacher and the importance of a wellness practice. Youmie dives into her spiritual grounding that enables her to be fully present and the importance of stillness to nurture discovery. Her mission at Flex-n-Fly is to bridge the gap between travel and wellness creating a safe space for rest, peace and nourishment.    Bio: Youmie Jean Francois is the founder and CEO of Flex-n-Fly. A travel wellness company that provides stretching, yoga & relaxation classes to travelers before they board their flights. Youmie is an avid traveler, wellness consultant, and speaker. She has been featured in Forbes, Black Enterprise, Travel & Leisure, and TripAdvisor. She speaks 4 languages fluently and splits her time between New York and Colombia. You can find her attending stretching classes at Flex-n-Fly in airports around the world while bridging the gap between travel and wellness. Keep up with her on Tiktok @flexnfly, Instagram @fexnflyofficial, and flexnfly.com to see when Flex-N-Fly opens up at your airport.    Follow @flexnflyofficial or visit flexnfly.com!   “When you have the heart of an immigrant and have a heart of ambition and want to rule the world like I do, you can take on assignments that you are not told to take on. I could not be anything but great.” - Youmie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Private Equity Fast Pitch
Paul Hobby - Genesis Park

Private Equity Fast Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 36:08


Paul is a founding partner of Genesis Park and GP Capital. He has extensive M&A experience, decades of diverse public company board service, and proven management ability. Mr. Hobby's sector expertise ranges from network infrastructure to downstream energy (both renewable and traditional gas fired) to media and telecom. His executive roles over time include Columbine JDS Systems, which became the world's largest provider of back-office media software, CEO of Alpheus Communications, which built out the largest alternative fiber optic network in Texas, and CEO of Texas Monthly, expanding the print media brand to include podcasts, social media, a national alliance with Creative Artists Agency, and syndicating content through new channels that include Apple News, Flipboard, Pocket, Random House, Google News, Audm and Trip Advisor. Paul has served as the Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas General Services Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Paul holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas Law School. Paul serves on the Management and Investment Committee of GP Capital.

The Shotgun Start
Tiger's busy ceremonial golf schedule, Schwab Cup fever, and Blueberry Boy bad blood

The Shotgun Start

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 45:44


This Wednesday episode begins with the announcement of a new gimmick at SGS that will try to include your feedback more often. Then Andy and Brendan meander on a variety of topics, from Big Ten football to Deshaun Watson to Niblicks season in review content. Then they get to the schedule for the week, beginning with the Houston Open, which returns to an intriguing Memorial Park. The LPGA finishes its regular season at the Blueberry Farm, which is the subject of searing critique and a tape-delay discarding. The Euro Tour is in South Africa, but not at the course next to the animal preserve … or is it… maybe it is … this leads to the reading of a random Trip Advisor review of Gary Player Country Club. The Schwab Cup finale is talked about at significant length, with a pop quiz at the end of the episode. In news, they hit on reports of Tiger winning the PIP, skepticism about PIP metrics and frustration over the lack of transparency, and Tiger's busy upcoming schedule playing some silly season events.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
3 Strategies to Lead a Productive Meeting

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 14:13


When you lead a meeting you have the power to guide the discussion in a productive way. Some of these tips are surprisingly simple. When you add all three tips together, you'll find your meetings become more effective.It's important we remember that people are busy - they're moving from meeting to meeting. It is your job to set the compass for your time together. Take the initiative to be inclusive and use your voice to show you're in control.  Listen and apply these tips to your next meeting! Tangible Takeaways:Set expectations when you start the meeting to bring focus and guide your busy attendees' attention spans.Be the voice of reason (speak up when things are going awry to get things back on track).Be aware of your voice! Make sure you speak with declaration, volume, and vocal variety. Be inclusive. Ensure introductions are made and everyone feels seen and heard. 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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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/videosMy book “Trust Your Own Voice”: https://karenlaos.com/book/

Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition
Modernize or Die® - CFML News Podcast for November 8th, 2022 - Episode 171

Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 84:11


2022-11-08 Weekly News - Episode 171Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/teJ4cpNvYOY Hosts:  Gavin Pickin - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions Brad Wood - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus SolutionsThe makers of ColdBox, CommandBox, ForgeBox, TestBox and all your favorite box-es out there. A few ways  to say thanks back to Ortus Solutions: Like and subscribe to our videos on YouTube.  Help ORTUS reach for the Stars - Star and Fork our ReposStar all of your Github Box Dependencies from CommandBox with https://www.forgebox.io/view/commandbox-github  Subscribe to our Podcast on your Podcast Apps and leave us a review Sign up for a free or paid account on CFCasts, which is releasing new content every week BOXLife store: https://www.ortussolutions.com/about-us/shop Buy Ortus's Book - 102 ColdBox HMVC Quick Tips and Tricks on GumRoad (http://gum.co/coldbox-tips) Patreon Support Goal 1 - We have 42 patreons providing 100% of the funding for our Modernize or Die Podcasts via our Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/ortussolutions. Goal 2 - We are 38% of the way to fully fund the hosting of ForgeBox.io Patreon Sponsored Job Announcement - Tomorrows GuidesTomorrows Guides is a fast paced leader in the UK care sector, catering for care seekers across three areas: Care Homes, Nurseries and Home Care. We are often called the Trip Advisor of the care sector. Our Product team consists of over 20 individuals across the UK working remotely to expand and improve our offering with regular expansion in teams year on year. We work with both Coldfuson 2021 and Node.js/React in the Azure cloud, while also using both MSSQL and MongoDB databases. Currently we are looking for Senior Coldfusion developers and Automation Testers with training paths to node.js available as well. We offer a wide variety of perks from our company wide £4k bonus scheme, and quarterly nights out with the whole company and the Product team to a 6% company pension contribution. Current Roles in detail All roles: https://www.tomorrows.co.uk/jobs.cfm Senior Cf Developer – UK Only | Remote | Permanent | Circa £60k - https://app.occupop.com/shared/job/senior-coldfusion-developer-5925b/-  Minimum three years' experience with ColdFusion-  Database design, normalisation and ability to write/understand complex queries using MSSQL Server 2019-  Familiarity with Git-  Flexible skillset covering a wide range of development Automation Test Engineer – UK Only | Remote | Permanent | Crica £40k - https://app.occupop.com/shared/job/automation-test-engineer-a6545/-  Minimum three years experience with automated testing-  Experience with automated testing tools such as selenium-  Experience with API test tools such as Postman/Fiddler etc Benefits of both roles:-  £4,000 per annum discretionary company bonus scheme-  25 days annual leave + bank holidays-  6% employer pension contribution-  Access to free perks and discounts through Perkbox-  Long Service Awards-  Cycle to Work Scheme-   Company and Team nights outNews and AnnouncementsOpenSSL VulnerabilitiesPete has had a several people asking me about the openssl vulnerabilities that were patched this week: CVE-2022-3602 and CVE-2022-3786 aka Spooky SSL.https://www.petefreitag.com/item/1000.cfm ColdBox Master Class - Completely Free until the end of the Year!Want to learn about modern web apps in ColdFusion (CFML)? We have our ColdBox Master Class for FREE until the end of the year!  A gift to the community, so we can all build amazing apps together! Watch all the videos!  Binge Coding Anyone? Enjoy! https://www.cfcasts.com/series/cb-master-class?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=PODCAST&utm_campaign=LM-PODCAST Wirebox DelegatesWireBox supports the concept of object delegation in a simple expressive DSL.  In object-oriented programming, delegation refers to the evaluating a member (property or method) of one object (the receiver) to the context of another object (the sender).  Basically a way to proxy calls from one object to the other and avoid the overuse of inheritance, avoid runtime mixins or traits.  WireBox provides a set of rules for method lookup and method dispatching that will allow you to provide delegation easily in your CFML applications.https://ortussolutions.notion.site/WireBox-Delegators-8608752a03d345ad80f8c1a1b441a428 CommandBox vNext supports providing SSL certs in PFX formatCommandBox vNext finally supports providing SSL certs in PFX format, which is a single file containing the public and private key as opposed to needing those in two separate files.https://ortussolutions.atlassian.net/browse/COMMANDBOX-1499 New Releases and UpdatesLucee released 5.3.9.166 StableThis a minor bug fix release, which addresses a few bugs listed below, mainly relating to concurrency or errors under heavy load.Anyone running 5.3.9.160 is encouraged to update to this release.https://dev.lucee.org/t/lucee-5-3-9-166-stable-release/11319 Restoring the CF Admin logviewer removed in Oct 2022 CF updates, at your own riskAs of the Oct 2022 CF updates (CF2021 update 5 and CF2018 update 15), Adobe has chosen to remove the CF Admin feature to view, search, download, and delete CF logs, due to asserted (but as-yet undocumented) security concerns.What if you want it back? In this post, I explain what changed, why, and how to get the functionality back--albeit at your own risk. For more, read on.https://www.carehart.org/blog/2022/11/3/restoring_admin_logviewer ICYMI - CBWIRE v2.1 ReleasedCBWIRE, our ColdBox module that makes building reactive, modern CFML apps delightfully easy, just dropped its 2.1 release. This release contains mostly bug fixes and also the ability to create your UI templates directly within your CBWIRE component using the onRender() method.We've added an example of using onRender() to our ever growing CBWIRE-Examples Repo that you can run on your machine locally. https://github.com/grantcopley/cbwire-examples https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/cbwire-2-1-released Webinar / Meetups and WorkshopsOrtus Event Calendar for Googlehttps://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y181NjJhMWVmNjFjNGIxZTJlNmQ4OGVkNzg0NTcyOGQ1Njg5N2RkNGJiNjhjMTQwZjc3Mzc2ODk1MmIyOTQyMWVkQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20 Embeddable Link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=c_562a1ef61c4b1e2e6d88ed7845728d56897dd4bb68c140f773768952b29421ed%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles Ortus Software Craftsmanship Book Club - Patreon OnlyFriday, November 11th at 2pm CDT - 2nd Friday of the MonthClean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert Martin (Uncle Bob)We will meet monthly on Zoom, and we'll use the Ortus Community Forum for Patreon to discuss the book.https://community.ortussolutions.com/t/ortus-software-craftsmanship-book-club-clean-code/9432 We will also be rewriting the code from Java to CFML as we proceed through the book.The final result will be here https://github.com/gpickin/clean-code-book-cfml-examples You can get a copy of the book at one of the below links, or your favorite bookstorehttps://amzn.to/3TIrmKm or https://www.audible.com/pd/Clean-Code-Audiobook/B08X7KL3TF?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare Ortus Webinar - Daniel Garcia - API Testing with PostManFriday, November 18th  at 11am CDT - 3rd Friday of the Monthhttps://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-uuqzMqGtAO7tQ6qCsN8bR0LyBf8DNP CF Hawaii Meetup - Managing All your ColdFusion Servers with CommandBox with Brad WoodCommandBox is a standalone, native tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux that will provide you with a Command Line Interface (CLI) for developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, embedded CFML server, application scaffolding, and sweet ASCII art. It seamlessly integrates to work with any of Ortus Solutions *Box products, but it is also open for extensibility for any ColdFusion (CFML) project as it is written in ColdFusion (CFML) using our concepts of CommandBox Commands.CommandBox also functions as a package management tool which integrates seamlessly with ForgeBox. During this meeting Brad will give you an introduction to CommandBox to mange your ColdFusion Server as well as CF Config to Mange the CF Admin.https://www.meetup.com/hawaii-coldfusion-meetup-group/events/289489609/CF Summit Online Adobe announced today that the “ColdFusion Summit Online” will begin soon, where they will be having presenters offer their sessions again from the CF Summit last month, to be live-streamed and recorded since that couldn't be done in Vegas.https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2022/11/coldfusion-summit-online/ All the webinars, all the speakers from Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2022 – brought right to your screen. All sessions will soon be streamed online, for your convenience. Stay tuned for more! Charlie Arehart - “How the Adobe CF Docker Images Have Evolved”Wednesday November 16 at 12pm – 1pm EST.Since Adobe's original 2018 release of Docker images for CF (initially for cf2018 and cf2016), the configurability features built into them have improved in significant ways, especially with cf2021, which is much smaller, faster, and whose admin settings can be configured via json. In this talk, veteran CF consultant Charlie Arehart will review and demonstrate those feature changes for the CF images, as well as the images for the CF Performance Monitoring Toolkit (PMT) and the CF Enterprise API Manager–all available at Dockerhub since 2021.Register: https://how-the-cf-docker-images-evolved.meetus.adobeevents.com/ Brad Wood - Message Queues with RabbitMQ1pm to 2pm ET on Nov 30Get to know about RabbitMQ – a tool used for worker queues, topic distribution, synch RPC invocations, and even web socket pushes to your web app in this session. Using the RabbitSDK for ColdFusion, you can get started today with queues and bring your apps to the next level. Stop thinking about API calls and start thinking about sending messages, thanks to this popular and robust queue.Ortus Office HoursA new  initiative where some Ortusians will be on a Zoom call and answer whatever questions people have. We are going to start less structured and see how things develop. December 2nd at 11am CDT - 1st Friday of the MonthDaniel Garcia will host a variety of Ortus people Office Hours questions & requests form availableRegister in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcO-hrz8iHNS0C3o0aw2x3JMtmBrKwzfA ColdFusion Security Training - Writing Secure CFML with Pete Freitag from FoundeoWhen: Tuesday December 13, 2022 @ 11am-2pm & Wednesday December 14 @ 11am-2pm(Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5) - 6 hours in total.A hands-on CFML / ColdFusion Security Training class for developers. Learn how to identify and fix security vulnerabilities in your ColdFusion / CFML applications.The class will be recorded, so if you cannot attend it fully online you will have access to a recording.Where: Online / Web ConferenceWho: Taught by Pete FreitagCost: $999/student $899/student (Early Bird Discount)Register: https://foundeo.com/consulting/coldfusion/security-training/ Adobe Workshops & WebinarsJoin the Adobe ColdFusion Workshop to learn how you and your agency can leverage ColdFusion to create amazing web content. This one-day training will cover all facets of Adobe ColdFusion that developers need to build applications that can run across multiple cloud providers or on-premise.https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2022/10/upcoming-adobe-webinar-on-preview-of-cf2023-date-and-title-change/  WEBINAR - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022 - New Date - New Name10:00 AM PSTThe Road to FortunaMark Takatahttps://winter-special-preview-of-cf2023.meetus.adobeevents.com/ WEBINAR - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 202210:00 AM PSTBuilding Native Mobile Applications with Adobe ColdFusion & Monaco.ioMark Takatahttps://building-native-mobile-apps-with-cf-monaco-io.meetus.adobeevents.com/ FREE :)Full list - https://meetus.adobeevents.com/coldfusion/ CFCasts Content Updateshttps://www.cfcasts.comJust Released Ortus Webinar - Gavin Pickin on Step up your Testing https://cfcasts.com/series/ortus-webinars-2022/videos/gavin-pickin-on-step-up-your-testing  Every video from ITB - For ITB Ticket Holders Only - Will be released for Subscribed in December 2022 ForgeBox Module of the Week Series - 1 new Video https://cfcasts.com/series/2022-forgebox-modules-of-the-week 2022 VS Code Hint tip and Trick of the Week Series - 1 new Video https://cfcasts.com/series/2022-vs-code-hint-tip-and-trick-of-the-week  Coming Soon -  More ForgeBox and VS Code Podcast snippet videos Box-ifying a 3rd Party Library from Gavin ColdBox Elixir from Eric Getting Started with ContentBox from Daniel ITB Videos will be released Dec for those who are not ITB Ticket Holders Conferences and TrainingDeploy from Digital OceanNovember 15-16, 2022The virtual conference for global buildersSubtract Complexity,Add Developer HappinessJoin us on the mission to simplify the developer experience.https://deploy.digitalocean.com/ Into the Box Latam 2022Dec 7th, 2022 - 8am - 5pm2 tracks - 1 set of sessions, 1 set of deep dive workshop sessionsPricing $9-$29 USDLocation: Hyatt Centric Las Cascadas Shopping Center,Merliot, La Libertad 99999 El Salvadorhttps://latam.intothebox.org/ VUEJS AMSTERDAM 20239-10 February 2023, Theater AmsterdamWorld's Most Special and Largest Vue ConferenceCALL FOR PAPERS AND BLIND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!Call for Papers: https://forms.gle/GopxfjYHfpE8fKa57 Blind Tickets: https://eventix.shop/abzrx3b5 https://vuejs.amsterdam/ Dev NexusApril 4-6th in AltantaEARLY BIRD CONFERENCE PASS - APRIL 5-6 (AVAILABLE UNTIL NOVEMBER 20) (Approx 40% off)If you are planning to speak, please submit often and early. The CALL FOR PAPERS is open until November 15WORKSHOPS WILL BE ON JAVA, JAVA SECURITY, SOFTWARE DESIGN, AGILE, DEVOPS, KUBERNETES, MICROSERVICES, SPRING ETC. SIGN UP NOW, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE A WORKSHOP, LATER ON,https://devnexus.com/ VueJS Live MAY 5 & 8, 2023ONLINE + LONDON, UKCODE / CREATE / COMMUNICATE35 SPEAKERS, 10 WORKSHOPS10000+ JOINING ONLINE GLOBALLY300 LUCKIES MEETING IN LONDONGet Early Bird Tickets: https://ti.to/gitnation/vuejs-london-2022 Watch 2021 Recordings: https://portal.gitnation.org/events/vuejs-london-2021 https://vuejslive.com/ Into the Box 2023 - 10th EditionMay 17, 18, and 19th, 2022.Middle of May - start planning.Final dates will be released as soon as the hotel confirms availability.Call for Speakers - this weekCFCampNo CFCAMP 2022, we're trying again for summer 2023TLDR is that it's just too hard and there's too much uncertainty right now.More conferencesNeed more conferences, this site has a huge list of conferences for almost any language/community.https://confs.tech/Blogs, Tweets, and Videos of the Week 11/8/22 - Tweet - Luis Majano - Ortus Solutions WireBox 7 - DelegatesThe power of the new WireBox 7 Delegates! Traits for #coldfusion #cfml are here! Composable reusability to modernize your CFCs! https://ortussolutions.notion.site/WireBox-Delegators-8608752a03d345ad80f8c1a1b441a428   #modernizeOrDie #wirebox #coldboxhttps://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1589934986991378433 11/8/22 - Tweet - Luis Majano - CbSecurity V3 is coming - including new Security Firewall VizualizerThe new ColdBox Security v3 is almost done! Brand new Security Firewall visualizer, basic auth, included user storage, rule simulator, ColdBox 7 delegates, jwt, new firewall blocks, reporting, fluent configuration and so much more! #secureAllThings #coldbox #modernizeOrDiehttps://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1589931501411598338https://twitter.com/lmajano 11/7/22 - Ortus Solutions - The holiday season is almost here and we want to give you an early present!For the first time ever, enjoy our "ColdBox Master Class" for FREE until Dec 31st, and start building secure and modern CFML web applications with up-to-date tools and methodologies that will help you increase your development productivity!Whether you are a ColdBox master or a beginner, this course will give you the tools and guidance you need to learn everything about this open-source modular web application framework from start to finish. Let's get started, modernize your web development projects today and optimize your services by getting the best out of our ColdBox MVC framework.https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/become-a-coldbox-master-for-free 11/7/22 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Proxying Gravatar Images For Better Avatar Caching In ColdFusionWhen readers leave a comment on this blog, I render an avatar next to their authorship information. This avatar is served from Gravatar, which is (probably) the most popular avatar system on the web (brought to us by the same people who built WordPress). Unfortunately, serving avatars from Gravatar was hurting my Chrome LightHouse scores due to Gravatar's very short caching controls (5-mins). To help improve my LightHouse score, I'm starting to proxy the Gravatar images on my ColdFusion server, applying a custom Cache-Control HTTP header.https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4351-proxying-gravatar-images-for-better-avatar-caching-in-coldfusion.htm 11/5/22 - Linked In Post - Luis Majano - J on the Beach Meetup in Malaga Spain We had a great time!!! Our European Grass Roots events have started!! #cfml #coldfusion #coldbox #ortusYesterday we had a great meetup led by Jorge Reyes Bendeck from Ortus Solutions, Corp learning about all the different licenses available for #OpenSource software.https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:share:6994607593453162496/ 11/5/22 - Blog - Charlie Arehart - ColdFusion Portal - Enabling CF to switch to using Java's regex engineIf you may ever encounter problems trying to use regular expressions in CFML (which are actually PERL regex's), did you know that you can tell CF to use Java regex's instead? This has been possible since 2019, but you could have missed when the change was introduced via CF2018 update 5 in Sep 2019–and of course the option is also built into CF 2021.This is one of those settings which can be enabled/controlled at either:the server level: via the CF Admin “Settings” page, and its “Use Java as Regex Engine” optionor the application level: via the this.useJavaAsRegexEngine in application.cfc (or an attribute of the same name in cfapplication, if using application.cfm)https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2022/11/switching-cf-to-use-java-regex-engine/  11/5/22 - Blog - Charlie Arehart - ColdFusion Portal - Come learn “How the Adobe CF Docker Images Have Evolved”, launching CF Summit onlineThe first session for the Adobe ColdFusion Summit Online has been announced. I had reported here last week that Adobe was going to start having all the speakers from Adobe's CF Summit (in Vegas last month) offer their talks online, to be live-streamed and recorded. Well, it looks like I'm the lead-off batter.https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2022/11/come-learn-how-adobe-cf-docker-images-have-evolved/ 11/4/22 - Blog - Nolan Erck - Free ColdBox Training For The Rest Of 2022CFML developers that still say "I don't know how to use ColdBox", your excuses are now officially invalid. ;)The ColdBox Master Class video training series that I produced for Ortus Solutions is FREE for the rest of the year!https://southofshasta.com/blog/free-coldbox-training-for-the-rest-of-2022/ 11/4/22 - Blog - Pete Freitag - OpenSSL and ColdFusion / Lucee / TomcatPete have had a several people asking me about the openssl vulnerabilities that were patched this week: CVE-2022-3602 and CVE-2022-3786 aka Spooky SSL.https://www.petefreitag.com/item/1000.cfm 11/4/22 - Tweet - Pete Miller - Lost RespectI lost a lot of respect in a past job sticking with #CFML even to point I was moved sideways and new project manager came in with #PHP for new project. I left and 7 years later the #CFML runs their business and the #PHP project is dead and buried.https://twitter.com/millerpete/status/1588660303986036738https://twitter.com/millerpete 11/4/22 - Tweet - Brad Wood - Ortus - Microsoft 365's removal of plain text passwordsIf anyone is caught out by Microsoft 365's removal of plain text passwords to check Exchange mail, I've recently setup an Oauth flow using the GraphAPI for a client and posted some example code here in the Lucee forum to help you out: https://dev.lucee.org/t/check-email-on-o365-with-oauth/11389/5?u=bdw429s 11/4/22 - Blog - Zac Spitzer - Lucee - Lucee released 5.3.9.166 StableThis a minor bug fix release, which addresses a few bugs listed below, mainly relating to concurrency or errors under heavy load.Anyone running 5.3.9.160 is encouraged to update to this release.https://dev.lucee.org/t/lucee-5-3-9-166-stable-release/11319 11/3/22 - Blog - Charlie Arehart - Restoring the CF Admin logviewer removed in Oct 2022 CF updates, at your own riskAs of the Oct 2022 CF updates (CF2021 update 5 and CF2018 update 15), Adobe has chosen to remove the CF Admin feature to view, search, download, and delete CF logs, due to asserted (but as-yet undocumented) security concerns.What if you want it back? In this post, I explain what changed, why, and how to get the functionality back--albeit at your own risk. For more, read on.https://www.carehart.org/blog/2022/11/3/restoring_admin_logviewer 11/3/22 - Podcast - Michela Light - CFAlive - 123 State of CF Union Survey Analysis (part 2) with Gavin PickinGavin Pickin talks about “State of CF Union Survey Analysis (part 2)” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast with host Michaela Light.“we're going to be doing our second part on the state of the ColdFusion survey results. And we've got some very interesting data that we found we've done Gavin put together some really cool graphs show it so if you're watching on video, be able to see those if you're not on video, you can go to the show notes page on teratech.com to have a look at the graphs when we get to those.”https://teratech.com/podcast/state-cf-union-survey-analysis-part-2-with-gavin-pickin/ CFML JobsSeveral positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/Listing over 145 ColdFusion positions from 80 companies across 66 locations in 5 Countries.2 new jobs listed this weekFull-Time - Senior ColdFusion Developer at London - United Kingdom Nov 03https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-kingdom/Senior-ColdFusion-Developer-at-London/11532 Full-Time - Coldfusion Developer at London - United Kingdom Nov 03https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-kingdom/Coldfusion-Developer-at-London/11531 Patreon Sponsored Job Announcement - Tomorrows GuidesTomorrows Guides is a fast paced leader in the UK care sector, catering for care seekers across three areas: Care Homes, Nurseries and Home Care. We are often called the Trip Advisor of the care sector. Our Product team consists of over 20 individuals across the UK working remotely to expand and improve our offering with regular expansion in teams year on year. We work with both Coldfuson 2021 and Node.js/React in the Azure cloud, while also using both MSSQL and MongoDB databases. Currently we are looking for Senior Coldfusion developers and Automation Testers with training paths to node.js available as well. We offer a wide variety of perks from our company wide £4k bonus scheme, and quarterly nights out with the whole company and the Product team to a 6% company pension contribution. Current Roles in detail All roles: https://www.tomorrows.co.uk/jobs.cfm Senior Cf Developer – UK Only | Remote | Permanent | Circa £60k -  https://app.occupop.com/shared/job/senior-coldfusion-developer-5925b/-  Minimum three years' experience with ColdFusion-  Database design, normalisation and ability to write/understand complex queries using MSSQL Server 2019-  Familiarity with Git-  Flexible skillset covering a wide range of development Automation Test Engineer – UK Only | Remote | Permanent | Crica £40k - https://app.occupop.com/shared/job/automation-test-engineer-a6545/-  Minimum three years experience with automated testing-  Experience with automated testing tools such as selenium-  Experience with API test tools such as Postman/Fiddler etc  Benefits of both roles:-  £4,000 per annum discretionary company bonus scheme-  25 days annual leave + bank holidays-  6% employer pension contribution-  Access to free perks and discounts through Perkbox-  Long Service Awards-  Cycle to Work Scheme-   Company and Team nights outOther Job Links Ortus Solutions https://www.ortussolutions.com/about-us/careers  There is a jobs channel in the CFML slack team, and in the box team slack now too ForgeBox Module of the WeekSwagger Redoc UI for ColdBoxThis is the Swagger Redoc UI module for ColdBox applications. It was inspired by the cbSwaggerUI module. By default, it looks in the /cbswagger location for the OpenAPI Swagger file.The UI is available at /redoc - where you will see a visual representation of your Swagger docs.Based on: https://github.com/Redocly/redoc Online Demo: https://redocly.github.io/redoc/ https://www.forgebox.io/view/cbswagger-redoc VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the WeekProject ManagerBy Alessandro FragnaniIt helps you to easily access your projects, no matter where they are located. Don't miss those important projects anymore.You can define your own Projects (also called Favorites), or choose for auto-detect Git, Mercurial or SVN repositories, VSCode folders, or any other folder.Here are some of the features that Project Manager provides: Save any folder or workspace as a Project Auto-detect Git, Mercurial or SVN repositories Organize your projects using Tags Open projects in the same or new window Identify deleted/renamed projects A Status Bar which identifies the current project A dedicated Side Bar https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=alefragnani.project-managerThank you to all of our Patreon SupportersThese individuals are personally supporting our open source initiatives to ensure the great toolings like CommandBox, ForgeBox, ColdBox,  ContentBox, TestBox and all the other boxes keep getting the continuous development they need, and funds the cloud infrastructure at our community relies on like ForgeBox for our Package Management with CommandBox. You can support us on Patreon here https://www.patreon.com/ortussolutionsNew Patreon - Tomorrows GuidesDon't forget, we have Annual Memberships, pay for the year and save 10% - great for businesses. Bronze Packages and up, now get a ForgeBox Pro and CFCasts subscriptions as a perk for their Patreon Subscription. All Patreon supporters have a Profile badge on the Community Website All Patreon supporters have their own Private Forum access on the Community Website All Patreon supporters have their own Private Channel access BoxTeam Slack Live Stream Access to streams like “Koding with the Kiwi + Friends” and Ortus Software Craftsmanship Book Club https://community.ortussolutions.com/ Patreons John Wilson - Synaptrix Jordan Clark Gary Knight Mario Rodrigues Giancarlo Gomez David Belanger Dan Card Jonathan Perret Jeffry McGee - Sunstar Media Dean Maunder Nolan Erck  Abdul Raheen Wil De Bruin Joseph Lamoree  Don Bellamy Jan Jannek Laksma Tirtohadi  Brian Ghidinelli - Hagerty MotorsportReg Carl Von Stetten Jeremy Adams Didier Lesnicki Matthew Clemente Daniel Garcia Scott Steinbeck - Agri Tracking Systems Ben Nadel  Richard Herbet Brett DeLine Kai Koenig Charlie Arehart Jason Daiger Shawn Oden Matthew Darby Ross Phillips Edgardo Cabezas Patrick Flynn Stephany Monge Kevin Wright John Whish Peter Amiri Cavan Vannice John Nessim You can see an up to date list of all sponsors on Ortus Solutions' Websitehttps://ortussolutions.com/about-us/sponsors Thanks everyone!!! ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Motley Fool Money
Money & The Average American

Motley Fool Money

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 21:20


Rough years for Lyft and Tripadvisor get even rougher. (0:21) Ron Gross discusses: - Lyft disappointing Wall Street in one key metric - Why Uber's diversification is currently an asset - Tripadvisor's guidance pulling down the stock (10:54) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp analyze data around average American salaries, savings, and what it means for your financial goals. Companies discussed: LYFT, UBER, TRIP Host: Chris Hill Guests: Ron Gross, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Cigars Liquor And More
295 Texas State Fair Numbers with Kristoff Maduro First Call Cask

Cigars Liquor And More

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 75:31


They cover some information about the largest and longest state fair in the nation, the Texas State Fair. Yes, there is a focus on food. They smoke the Kristoff Maduro Robusto and drink some First Call Cask strength bourbon. They talk about rollers for a bit and their favorite cigar shapes. They talk about the 'Top O' the Hill Terrace' tea room, speakeasy, casino, and brothel, now Arlington Baptist University, as well.

Nightly Business Report
Tech Troubles, Winter is Coming, and Ships, Trips & Tips 11/7/22

Nightly Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 45:05


Two tech titans taking a hit. We look at what Apple's production warnings and Meta's reported layoffs mean for the overall markets, and for your money. Plus, one energy CEO's dire warning on natural gas supplies, and what he's asking the White House to do about it. And, we have the story, and the trade on Lyft, TripAdvisor, and Norwegian Cruise Line in today's Earnings Exchange.

Fandom Podcast Network
Type 40 • A Doctor Who Podcast Episode 111: With The Who Shop

Fandom Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 101:08


Type 40 • A Doctor Who Podcast Episode 111: With The Who Shop When it comes to merchandise, the universe of Doctor Who is well stocked with line upon line of fantastic plastic that's made childhoods, for kids of all ages. Practically since its earliest days! And there's one location that's served fans especially well, as quite literally a one-stop shop… This time Dan Hadley is joined by livestream regular and dedicated collector, JT to welcome the Queen of Doctor Who collectibles to Type 40! Alexandra Looseley-Saul is the woman behind one of the Whoniverse's biggest off-screen success stories, as owner of The Who Shop. A positive Aladdin's cave of all things Time & Space that's been based in London for decades. Alexandra tells us her story, explains how retailing around the world's longest running Sci-Fi & Fantasy series has changed over the years and confides delightful tales of her friendships with Doctor Who legends into the bargain. Making for a positively priceless edition of Type 40, here to stream or download: HERE are all the links to connect with Alex and her family at The Who Shop: The Who Shop Website: https://www.thewhoshop.com/ The Who Shop on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhoshopof... The Who Shop on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhoshopo... The Who Shop on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewhoshop?lang=en The Who Shop on Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio... And don't forget to say hi from us at Type 40: A Doctor Who Podcast! Find Type 40 • A Doctor Who Podcast feed here at: type40.podbean.com Listen to Type 40 on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Tune In and the Podbean App. Or as part of FPNet Master Feed @Fpnet.podbean.com If you would like to contact us directly you can: Email: type40drwho@gmail.com Twitter: @type40drwho Instagram: @type40doctorwho Facebook: Type 40 • A Doctor Who Fan Page Join the Facebook group Type 40 • A Doctor Who Fan Group: http://bit.ly/type40_fbgroup Subscribe to The Spacebook YouTube channel for extended and extra Type 40: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh8T5-mFYWblZo6lnakCSCw TeePublic Store: Help support the Fandom Podcast Network and wear some of their fantastic original designs and logos on t-shirts, mugs, hats and more from Tee Public Go to: https://www.teepublic.com/user/fandompodcastnetwork or just search Fandom Podcast Network to find our storefront. Please listen to our other awesome podcasts on the Fandom Podcast Network: Master Feed: https://fpnet.podbean.com/

10 Million Journey
#293: Bali Special | Peter McIntosh - Sound Healing and Building Pyramids in Bali

10 Million Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 79:53


Peter McIntosh is the co-founder of The Pyramids of Chi. This revolutionary architectural project is an innovation for the world as it combines the power of pyramids, sacred geometry, polar alignment, ancient sounds and the magical energy prevalent in Bali. Peter and his wife Lynn offer regular events including sound healing, light therapy, cocoa ceremonies, breathing and voice workshops, spiritual awakening, yoga and more. In our conversation Peter talks about the voice he heard in a meditation and told him to build pyramids in Bali. We also explore the importance of listening to the messages that come to you and following your heart.   This Episode is brought to you by 5x.   As a business owner, I'm sure you know how important data layer is. It allows you to make data driven decisions and also get insights on all aspects of your business.  In practice it requires signing up with different vendors, paying for custom integrations, checking multiple dashboards. 5x solves all of that. Think of it as Apple Store for Data Vendors meeting SquareSpace for in-depth analytics. They Save you time, money and workforce. If you want to get 20% off your first year with them, go to https://www.5x.co, schedule a demo and mention 10 million journey podcast.   This Episode is brought to you by Seller Candy.   Any amazon Seller will tell you that Seller Central sucks, it is difficult to use and once stuff breaks getting hold of amazon reps will take all of your free time. Seller Candy solves all of that. They act as an extension of your team, handling every type of case that occurs in Seller Central. They also offer services like reimbursements and customer service. So you can focus on growing your business, and they will take care of the rest. To get $100 off your first month just go to  https://sellercandy.com/, select their service and use the code ANATOLY at checkout.   Connect with Peter:  Company website: https://pyramidsofchi.com/ LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/peter-mcintosh-a7293a4 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pyramidsofchi/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pyramidsofchi/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pyramidsofchi Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzN4dopPG7h4wNbTZm9VFPw/videos TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297701-d13147675-Reviews-Pyramids_of_Chi-Ubud_Gianyar_Regency_Bali.html   Want to sit down with Anatoly 1 on 1? Even though I keep saying I AM NOT A GURU, many of you ask to sit down and pick my brain. I have decided to do a 1h HELP calls. There are 2 purposes: 1st to support you in your journey and second also to be able to break even on the production of this podcast (each episode editing, marketing, guest research etc takes about $60 - $150 to produce). Now you can schedule 1h with me, and we can talk about launching products, hiring, product research, keywords, mindset, how I did an Ironman or anything at all. Link is here: https://calendly.com/anatolyspektor/anatoly-connsulting-1h?month=2022-08   ANATOLY's TOOLS:   Product Development: Helim10 - I use it for Product Research, Keyword tracking and Listing Optimization . SPECIAL DEAL: Get 50% your first month or 10% every month: http://bit.ly/CORNERSIIH10 Pickfu - I use it for split testing all of my products and for validation ideas . SPECIAL DEAL: First split test 50% 0ff  https://www.pickfu.com/10mj   Trademarking: Trademark Angels - For all my trademarking needs. SPECIAL: Mention Anatoly and 10MJ podcast and get 10% Off your trademark.   Fiverr - I hire my 3dMockup person and images label designer here on Fiverr - http://bit.ly/10mjFIVERR Upwork - I hire people long term on Upwork - upwork.com Loom.com - for creating SOP's, I record everything on Loom and give to my VA's Keepa.com - to track historical data such as prices   ANATOLY's 3 Favorite Business Books: DotCom Secrets by Russel Brunson - I think this is a must read for every online entrepreneurs - http://bit.ly/10MJDotCom 4 hours work week by Tim Ferriss - This book changed my life and made me become an entrepreneur - http://bit.ly/10MJ4WW The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino - Old book but it goes to the core of selling -  http://bit.ly/10MJGREATSM   DISCLAIMER: Some Links are affiliate, it costs you nothing, but helps to keep this podcast on the float   Have questions? Go to https://www.10millionjourney.com   Follow us on: Instagram: @10millionjourney Twitter: @10miljourney

Normalize The Conversation
What is CBD and Can It Help Manage Anxiety? with Nicole Brown

Normalize The Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 44:50


Nicole Brown serves as Chief Innovation Officer for North Carolina-based Open Book Extracts (OBX), a foremost ingredient manufacturer and product development manufacturer and supplier focused on cannabinoid-enabled (CBD) health and wellness. Nicole channels data-driven consumer insights into a long-term course of action, delivering immediately usable product innovation, and also drives awareness and thought leadership by overseeing strategic marketing efforts, including PR, event marketing, advertising, and partnerships. Previously, Nicole served as Chief Marketing Officer for Citymaps -- a social mapping technology platform optimized for travelers -- culminating in the acquisition of Citymaps by TripAdvisor in 2016. After the acquisition, Nicole served as Senior Director of Global Business Development for TripAdvisor from 2016 to 2019. Previously, she held management roles at LVMH and Shiseido Cosmetics, focusing on product development and commercialization in the beverage and beauty sectors. Nicole graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in French Literature and a minor in Organic Chemistry. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/normalizetheconversation/support

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Navigating Male-Dominated Spaces with Charli Matthews

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 32:43


Charli Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Empowering Brands and has been working in a male-dominated space since 2005. Charli knows the inner backbone you'll need to grow in your career and what to do when you face self-doubt.Surviving your career doesn't mean putting on someone else's pre-packaged persona, it's about showing up as yourself. Listen to what your body is telling you and telling others, and become firm on your why and purpose. Tangible Takeaways:When it comes to working in male-dominated spaces: know why you're there. Be clear on your purpose and values.Be yourself. Avoid the pressure to put on a persona at work (everyone can tell!)Listen to what your mind is telling you, and understand your body when it's upset. Get down to the root cause to get it sorted out.Turn the negative fear thought into energy and motivation so it's not an attack. If you do this, you won't have extreme symptoms when facing your fears.Do things scared. Have courage. If we want to do something, we have to take action and prove it to ourselves.About Charli:Charli K. Matthews, the Founder & CEO of Empowering Brands, a digital media and marketing services company that manages the brands Empowering Pumps & Equipment, Empowering Women in Industry, and the Empowering Industry Podcast. She has worked with the pump and equipment industry since 2005 and is a known leader for building brands, growing online networks, and helping industrial companies embrace digital media. Her passion and deep understanding of how to leverage social media platforms has enabled Empowering Pumps and Equipment™ to become the Information and Connection hub for industry. Connect with Charli:Website: www.charlikmatthews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharliKMatthews   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlikmatthews/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlimatthews/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlikmatthewsECPodcast: Empowering Industry Podcast    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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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/videosMy book “Trust Your Own Voice”: https://karenlaos.com/book/

How I Built This with Guy Raz
Tripadvisor: Steve Kaufer

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 78:39 Very Popular


Steve Kaufer got the idea for Tripadvisor in 1998 after spending way too many hours online, trying to figure out if a resort in Mexico was really as good as its brochure. When he launched a travel guidance site a few years later, his business plan failed spectacularly because he was trying to partner with other websites, rather than engaging directly with travelers. But Steve eventually arrived at a winning formula: make Tripadvisor available to everyone, aggregate tons of information about hotels and attractions, encourage travelers to add their reviews, and earn a fee from travel companies whenever users clicked to their sites. As the company grew, Steve remained at the helm, leading it through a $210 million sale to IAC, followed by a multi-billion dollar IPO in 2011. Today, Tripadvisor gets over 400 million visitors a month; and Steve—who just stepped down after 22 years—is already thinking about his next business. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Near Memo
Shopify disappoints on retention, SEMRush Zero Click research & Apple Maps vs Google Maps in Europe

The Near Memo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 24:53


DescriptionShopify study shows much higher churn than WooCommerce, why & what are the implications?A recent study in the Mails & Globe explores retention over the past 3 years of the major e-commerce platforms. They concluded that Shopify's retention was one of the lowest particularly compared to Woo Commerce. Is this a failure on the part of Shopify or just a reflection of how easy it is to get started with the product? While interesting, does the study tell the whole story?SEMRush zero click study makes the case that the web clicks are still kingSEMRush recently completed an in-depth study of zero click behavior on Google. While the study largely ignored local search, its findings were much more granular than previous work in this area. When you discount query refinement, and users that move to a different part of Google after the initial query, that Google is sending roughly 25% of users to its own answers while sending 43% on to other websites. Apple Maps Vs Google Maps Functionality in EuropeSegment 3 desc: During his recent travels in the UK, Portugal and Italy, Mike Blumenthal used biking, driving and walking directions as well as restaurant and hotel discovery features in both Google and Apple Maps. Google's biking directions won out as Apple doesn't offer them in Europe yet. Google's hospitality POIs were so good that there was no need for TripAdvisor or other 3rd party apps. But when it came to driving directions and walking directions Apple Maps was consistently superior for a tourist.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
How to Ask For Feedback

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 12:06


Feedback is essential to great leadership, building trust among team members, and creating a culture you're proud of. Asking and receiving feedback may not be easy, but it can be learned.Ultimately it's about positioning yourself to receive feedback no matter what it may be. When asking, the power is in the details - carefully chosen words create space for honest feedback. If you're a leader or a team member, your ability to receive and apply feedback will set you apart and transform the environment around you. Tangible Takeaways:Before asking for feedback, first make sure you're open to it. Truly receiving feedback (no matter what it is) builds trust.Ask, “what feedback do you have for me?” instead of, “do you have any feedback?”. Truly ask for feedback, avoid asking if they do. Everyone has feedback. It's simply a matter of them sharing it!After someone shares, ask, “is there anything else?”. Often, this is where you will receive the best feedback!Pause! Give them time to think. It's a challenge to collect thoughts on the spot and decide how to present them. Give them a comfortable space to do this.After you receive feedback, say “thank you” and leave it at that. Hold back explanations and defenses: this is about building trust.Apply the feedback! If you can't right away, let them know you have a plan to do so.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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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

עוד פודקאסט לסטארטאפים
שר הפנים של כל סטארטאפ: שיחה על תפקיד סמנכ"ל התפעול וחשיבותו בתחילת הדרך ובמהלך צמיחה - עם ורד רביב שורץ מ-גסטי

עוד פודקאסט לסטארטאפים

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 44:19


השבוע היה לי הכבוד לארח את ורד רביב-שוורץ, COO ונשיאת חברת Guesty (גסטי). פלטפורמת Guesty מאפשרת למנהלי נכסים לטווח קצר לרכז במקום אחד את כל הפעילות שקשורה לניהול ותפעול נכסים לאירוח, כולל שיווק באמצעות האתרים השונים כולל  Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com, Tripadvisor, Expedia ,Agoda ועוד, הפעלת אתר, ניהול ערוצי תקשורת ומשימות תפעול ועוד. בנוסף, לגסטי זירת מסחר Marketplace ובה יותר מ-130 שותפים, אשר מעניקים שירותים משלימים כולל כלי תמחור דינאמיים, סליקת תשלומים, מוצרי בתים חכמים ועוד. גסטי הוקמה בתחילת 2013 על ידי האחים קובי ועמיעד סוטו ופועלת כיום בעשרות מדינות. מאז תחילת הקורונה גסטי כמעט הכפילה את גודלה ומעסיקה כיום 500 עובדים ב-13 משרדים גלובליים, בהם צוות הפיתוח הגדול ביותר בתעשייה. החברה נמצאת כעת בשלבי התרחבות וקליטת עובדים חדשים בישראל ובעולם בעקבות הזינוק בתיירות לאחר הקורונה, שמאיץ בבעלי הנכסים להצטרף לפלטפורמה של גסטי כדי להתמודד עם כמויות ההזמנות הגדולות תוך שמירה על איכות השירות והחוויה של לקוחותיהם. ורד רביב-שוורץ משמשת נשיאת גסטי ו-COO מאז יולי 2018. היא שימשה COO בחברת Fiverr במשך שש שנים, במהלכן צמחה החברה מ-40 עובדים ללמעלה מ-400 ולפני כן  VP of Global Operations בחברות  MediaMind ו- Kenshoo, סמנכ"לית ליגאל ב- Radware ועורכת דין במשרד עורכי הדין זליגמן. ורד מכהנת כחברת בורד בחברת אוטונומו הנסחרת בנאדסק, ובמספר advisory boards של חברות סטארטאפ אותן היא מלווה בשלבי ההתפתחות הראשונים, וכן בתוכניות מנטורינג ויזמות של נשים.   (*) ללינקדאין שלי: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guykatsovich/ (*) לאינסטגרם שלי: https://www.instagram.com/guykatsovich/ (*) עקבו אחרינו ב"עוד פודקאסט לסטארטאפים" וקבלו פרק מדי שבוע: ספוטיפיי:https://open.spotify.com/show/0dTqS27ynvNmMnA5x4ObKQ אפל פודקאסט:https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1252035397 גוגל פודקאסט:https://bit.ly/3rTldwq עוד פודקאסט - האתר שלנו:https://omny.fm/shows/odpodcast ה-RSS פיד שלנו:https://www.omnycontent.com/.../f059ccb3-e0c5.../podcast.rssSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Creating Magic
Wizard's Gold

Creating Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 49:30


Dani and Oliver discuss the success of Oliver's Brighton, being on tripadvisor and his latest project and the creation of Wizard's Gold.  www.wizards.gold Wizard's Gold is an alcholic beverage, please do not consume unless you are the legal drinking age. Drink Responsibly.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Your Presence Is More Powerful Than Your Productivity with Sonia Miller

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 34:36


There is one skill that most hard-working people are missing: how to receive. As a businesswoman, you know how to seek and tackle your to-do list. You get things done! Yet if you don't know how to receive, a part of you will always be seeking and you will be operating from lack.What if what you're seeking is already here?Sonia Miller shared amazing insights on how to make this transition, and the powerful impact it can have on our lives. Ever make a vision board and wonder why it didn't work for you? Have you noticed that when you obtain your goal, you're still not satisfied? Listen to this episode and find out why and how the power of “being” can change all of this. Tangible Takeaways:Give yourself the permission to ask: what do I want from life?Learn how to receive - most of us know how to achieve, but how do you actually receive?Every desire is chasing a feeling. Focus on the feeling you're after instead of the end result.Embrace your humanity! Stop trying to be perfect. Perfection doesn't exist.Know your value and avoid accommodating everyone else. You set the standard around you, don't bend to the standards of others. About Sonia:Sonia Miller, coach, speaker, and bestselling author, helps purpose-driven people who feel under-fulfilled to find the satisfaction they've been working so hard for. Based in 27 years of training and experience, she developed The 3 Step Receive Method™ which has proven to be a singular skill that dissolves upper limits and brings life to the joyful potential we long to feel.  Through her internationally translated best-seller, The Attraction Distraction and recently released Receive Oracle Cards™, Sonia is passionate about spreading the message that the practice of Receiving is one of the most generous things we can embody. It liberates us from being lack-based consumers to be abundantly overflowing contributors – for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world. Connect with Sonia:Website: www.surpassyourlimits.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/soniammillerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/surpassyourlimitsmentor/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-m-miller/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/successforthesoulYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuccessfortheSou   The 3 Step Receive Method: www.thereceivemethod.com   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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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/videosMy book “Trust Your Own Voice”: https://karenlaos.com/book/

OAWRS Show Highlights
The 'Ex-Boyfriend List' is Like Tripadvisor For Exes

OAWRS Show Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 3:54


Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
From 9-5 to Entrepreneur

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 23:05


Yes, it is true, the entrepreneur journey is hard but it's also incredibly exhilarating! I've never regretted stepping out of the 9-5, yet I do have some advice for those considering it.Listen to how I applied the 3D's in my start-up phase, the importance of marketing, and the lessons I've learned. If you have that restless itch and a dream burning inside, take these tips and let them be fuel to your fire!  Tangible Takeaways:Carve out time and map out your 3D's - decide what you will do, declare it to others, and do it! Take action steps!Before jumping into entrepreneurship, prioritize getting your ducks in a row financially and with systems, processes, and marketing.Remember: the first few years are all about figuring it out. Once you sort out the problem you solve and how to solve it, it's time to invest in fun branding.Clarity comes with action in the entrepreneur's life! Things don't need to be perfect before you start taking action. 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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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

Good Sex Bad Sex
31: Love bombing, Secrets of Raya & Dating stories with Tinea Taylor.

Good Sex Bad Sex

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 31:22


The one and only KISS FM Legend, Tinea Taylor joins Miri for a very delicious chat today. Tinea talks about her experience on celeb dating app, Raya, how Black culture influences her dating preferences and there's a hilarious mix up between Chesney and Tony Hawkes. Plus Miranda is penning a review for Tripadvisor for exes!  Make sure you follow and subscribe so you never miss an episode, and of course, give us a cheeky five star rating.   To send us your listener stories, or if you just wanna say hi, drop us an email at smutdrop@metro.co.uk You can also find us on Twitter & Instagram; @smutdrop  @miri_kane @metro.co.uk @tineataylor Smut Drop is produced by Pineapple Audio Production for Metro.co.uk

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Mock and Daisy: Ep. 162: ‘Tripadvisor For Exes’

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022


In this week’s episode, The Chicks discuss a website where you can leave reviews on your ex-boyfriends with their location and SO much more. This is taking “girl power” to a whole new level. And if The Chicks have one piece of advice for you it’s that if you don’t trust your man just leave […]

National Treasures with Laura Lexx and Will Duggan
National Treasures Chats To: Colin Hoult

National Treasures with Laura Lexx and Will Duggan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 45:10


Hurrah! We've got Colin Hoult, who you may know better as Anna Mann, but perhaps no, perhaps you do just know him as Colin Hoult? Either way he's here and he's telling us all about his love of Wollaton Hall, which we visited las week. We chat sandwich bags, we delve further into the subject of supper, we have a look at Trip Advisor reviews... it's got it all.Check out Colin's tour dates here: https://iamcolinhoult.com/To support the podcast and get access to all our extras, join our patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/nationaltreasures Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Jeff Ward Show
"Reviewing" exes like hotel rooms.

The Jeff Ward Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 23:04


The site is being called the "Trip Advisor of exes" and women are loving it. What could possibly go wrong?   https://advertisecast.com/thejeffwardshow  Contact: sales@advertisecast.com

DigiMarCon Podcast
Manipurated - Daniel Lemin, Convince and Convert

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 47:45 Transcription Available


Have you ever suspected that reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon smell a little funny? Prepare to have your suspicions confirmed and your mind blown by the scope of the problem. Manipurated is a hard-hitting look at the powerful and misunderstood online rating-and-review industry – a multibillion-dollar niche business that has operated under the radar since its inception. Outspoken insider Daniel Lemin pulls the plug on the fraudulent, harmful and unethical practices of ratings and reviews companies and gives brands tangible, real-world advice for fighting back and winning. Online reviews are the No. 1 source of prospective customers – if you want to protect and grow your business, you need to know what you're up against.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media, and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

DigiMarCon Podcast
Manipurated - Daniel Lemin, Convince and Convert

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 47:35 Transcription Available


Have you ever suspected that reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon smell a little funny? Prepare to have your suspicions confirmed and your mind blown by the scope of the problem. Manipurated is a hard-hitting look at the powerful and misunderstood online rating-and-review industry – a multibillion-dollar niche business that has operated under the radar since its inception. Outspoken insider Daniel Lemin pulls the plug on the fraudulent, harmful and unethical practices of ratings and reviews companies and gives brands tangible, real-world advice for fighting back and winning. Online reviews are the No. 1 source of prospective customers – if you want to protect and grow your business, you need to know what you're up against.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media, and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

96.5 WKLH
Trip Advisor For Exes (10/5/22)

96.5 WKLH

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 3:47


Trip Advisor For Exes (10/5/22) by 96.5 WKLH

DigiMarCon Podcast
Manipurated - Daniel Lemin, Convince and Convert

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 45:12 Transcription Available


Have you ever suspected that reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon smell a little funny? Prepare to have your suspicions confirmed and your mind blown by the scope of the problem. Manipurated is a hard-hitting look at the powerful and misunderstood online rating-and-review industry – a multibillion-dollar niche business that has operated under the radar since its inception. Outspoken insider Daniel Lemin pulls the plug on the fraudulent, harmful and unethical practices of ratings and reviews companies and gives brands tangible, real-world advice for fighting back and winning. Online reviews are the No. 1 source of prospective customers – if you want to protect and grow your business, you need to know what you're up against.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media, and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

Things You Should Know
4 Travel Apps to Make your Life Easier

Things You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 52:54


Trip Advisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.comTravelocity:  https://www.travelocity.comGoogle Maps:  https://www.google.com/mapsAffirm:  https://www.affirm.com------------------------------------------Website: Subscribe for more...https://thingsyoushouldknownow.com/**Support the Podcast**SuperCast: https://thingsyoushouldknow.supercast.comPatreon:  https://www.patreon.com/thingsyoushouldknowpodcastZelle: vkbennett@gmail.comCash App: $vkbennettSofi LoansPersonal - https://bit.ly/3zESjaHStudent - https://bit.ly/3oCgDU8**Social Media***Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/879254746173653Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thing.syoushouldknow/Sponsors contact us here:https://bit.ly/3mVxRef**Book: Eat that FrogLink: https://amzn.to/3zLdcBjLeave us a VoiceMailhttps://www.speakpipe.com/thingsyoushouldknow**Fitness, Yoga and Mindfulness**Alo Moves: https://www.talkable.com/x/rSpBAv**Free 30 day trial / Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation---------------------------------------------------------------------Tripadvisor, Inc. is an American online travel company that operates a website and mobile app with user-generated content and a comparison shopping website. It also offers online hotel reservations and bookings for transportation, lodging, travel experiences, and restaurants. Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 1 billion reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Changing the World Through Your Story with Carrie Fox

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 30:55


Carrie Fox always knew she wanted to make an impact through her work. At the age of 25, she jumped into some pretty big shoes and launched her own social impact communications agency. From being mistaken as an intern to helping change the foster age-out range from 18 to 25 (in 28 states!) - Carrie utilizes communication to change the world. Carrie shares her tips for creating effective stories, and the importance of having a clear purpose. Listen and be inspired to define your purpose in life, and explore where that takes you! Tangible Takeaways:Remember that your communication has power by focusing on how you tell the story.Believe that what you're doing is for a reason, yet be aware you may not always feel that way.Get crystal clear on your purpose! What does the world need from you? What do you bring to the world? What is your greatest value? Write these down and hold onto them.Tell your own story: be careful to not tell others' stories that may not be yours to tell. You have plenty of stories right where you are!Be mindful of how others outside of your experiences may take your story and create bridges for others to access your story.Stories require good listening skills! Before you rush into giving yours, listen and seek to understand your audience.About Carrie Fox:Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a social impact communications agency and Certified B Corporation, and a nationally recognized leader in social impact communications. Since launching her first communications agency at the age of 25, Carrie has guided hundreds of individuals and their organizations to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children's health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie served as the creative visionary behind a nationwide communications and advocacy campaign to transform the foster care system for young people aging out of care and she was the lead communications strategist behind a $10M prize competition aimed at advancing global technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Her signature approach to communicating for social justice equips nonprofit leaders and their organizations to challenge stereotypes and break bias, leading to more just and equitable outcomes for all. She has built Mission Partners intentionally as a “teaching hospital for communicators,” to help communicators at all levels acknowledge their power and to harness the full potential of communications as a tool to advance social justice. Her signature conversation series and podcast, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation's most sought- after philanthropy leaders. Connect with Carrie:Website: https://www.missionforward.us/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriefoxpr/    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mission-partners-llc/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/carriefox  Twitter: https://twitter.com/missionprtnrsTwitter: https://twitter.com/missionfwdshowYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MindiRosserMarketingPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-forward-with-carrie-fox/id1531396775 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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/karenlaosconsultingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenlaos/My book “Trust Your Own Voice”: https://karenlaos.com/book/Clubhouse: @karenlaosEpisodes also available on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwQoTGdJX5eME0ccBKiKng/videos

The Places Where We Go Podcast
Two Days in Torun Poland

The Places Where We Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 38:00


Two Days in Toruń Poland On episode 81, we recap our two days in Toruń Poland. We're about in the middle of our multi-part series taking you to multiple cities in Poland.  We spent 23 days traveling through western Poland and can't wait to share our adventures with our listeners. Toruń is a magnificent historical medieval town established by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. It sits on the banks of the Vistula River in north-central Poland and is a UNESCO world heritage site.  It is one of the oldest cities in Poland - first settled in the 8th century and later expanded by the Teutonic Knights in 1233. What to see in Toruń On this episode, we'll take you through eight things to see and do while spending at least two days in Toruń Poland.  Here's a list of stops we discuss during our time in this Polish city: Private Walking Tour - We chose "Walking Tour of the medieval Toruń". There are several options available spanning 2 to 6 hours.  Walking tours are a great way to get familiar with a new location.  Explore the Old Town - The Old Town sector offers so much history.  There's a vast original architectural collection of churches, museums, shops, and restaurants. Living Museum of Gingerbread - This museum is the #1 place to visit in Toruń according to TripAdvisor. Located in the middle of the city center, this interactive experience takes place in a Medieval Bakery under the watchful eyes of a Gingerbread Master.  House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum - The city has a museum devoted to the astronomer located in the Gothic tenement house that was the birthplace of Copernicus. Stepping inside is another way to get immersed in the medieval architecture of the former burgher residences. Nicolas lived in this home for the first seven years of his life. Krzywa Wieża (Crooked Tower) - Legend here says that crookedness was punishment for sinful Teutonic Knights.  When you visit the tower, you're supposed to stand with your entire backside from head to heels touching the wall and stretching out your arms. If you can keep standing in this position without wobbling, then this is a sign you have a clear conscience. Monuments and Statues - We saw so many monuments in Toruń - monuments of people, of legends and of animals. Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist - This Gothic-style cathedral hails from the early 13th century.  Medieval Defensive City Walls Panorama - Walk across the river to see a spectacular panoramic view of the old town.  There's an observation deck that is a great place for photos.  The view itself is considered one of the wonders of Poland. Where to stay in Toruń We stayed at Hotel Filmar during our visit to Toruń.  We did need a taxi to get here from the train station, but that only came up to about $4 US.  The location was very walkable to the main/medieval city   Is Toruń worth visiting? Absolutely. It offers a wealth of original medieval buildings, wonderful churches, and great places for food and drink.  Don't leave without trying some of Toruń's famous gingerbread.     More things to do in Toruń Like on most trips, we ran out of time for sightseeing while in Toruń. If we had more time, here are more things we suggest in this town.  Teutonic Castle Ruins:  We would recommend making more time to visit the Teutonic Castle ruins.  The original castle was built in a horseshoe-shaped plan surrounded by a curtain wall and moats.  Today the castle survives as a ruin. Planetarium: Toruń is home to both a planetarium and also an astronomical observatory that has the largest radio telescope in Central Europe.     Plan your trip to Poland DK Eyewitness Poland - This is the book we referenced to help craft our three-week Poland itinerary.   More Travel Resources from The Places Where We Go The Places Where We Go Travel Resources TRAVEL BOOKS: And while planning your travels, you can find links to a number of books to get you in the travel mindset on our Amazon Store Page - check out the section: Books That Inspire Travel  GEAR: We also invite you to visit our Amazon Storefront for more travel resources that we recommend - all of which, we personally use in our travels. GET YOUR TRAVEL GEAR HERE! - The Places Where We Go Amazon Storefront Thanks for your support!   Inspiring Your Future Travels We hope this episode inspires you to consider a visit to Poland.   Which activities will you plan on your trip?   Drop us a line if you have an adventure in this Polish city.   Follow Us - The Places Where We Go Podcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewego Twitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1 Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.com Buy Us A Coffee: buymeacoffee.com/tpwwg We'll see you at the places where we go. Julie & Art   AFFILIATE LINK DISCLOSURE: One small way you can support The Places Where We Go, is through our affiliate links. A simple click on these links helps us bring additional videos to you. It's kind of like tipping, but costs you nothing! Any items purchased that you navigate to via our links, provides a small (very small) contribution to our endeavor. Every little bit helps. Happy travels – and we hope to see you, at the places where we go.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Move Beyond Self-Doubt

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 15:32


Most people don't have to dig deep to find their self-doubt, in fact for some, the messages of doubt are a constant companion. Struggling with self-doubt may not make you unique, but how you handle it does. My goal is to provide practices you can start today to move forward in confidence.Some of my tips suggest journaling, speaking over yourself, and even singing! All of these are designed to hack your brain so you can move from being paralyzed to immobilized. It's time to change the narrative, starting today.Tangible TakeawaysFocus on overcoming self-doubt enough to stop being paralyzed by it. Pick one affirmation, and speak it over yourself every day. Notice the shift over time.Dialogue with your fear on paper. Write down what fear says, write back your response, and collect your new insights from this exercise.Transform your biggest message of doubt by singing it out like a musical! Personify your inner critic: give it a name, a look, and a personality! Treat your critic as something separate from you.You will find more advice in my book, “Find Your Own Voice.” here

The Epstein Chronicles
Jean Luc Brunel And His Avid Use Of Trip Advisor (9/24/22)

The Epstein Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 23:19


Jean Luc Brunel was busy traveling the world and abusing young girls but somehow, he found time to leave comments all over Tripadvisor. Unfortunately for him, authorities were also able to piece together his travel schedule using those posts and help build the case against him. (commercial at 14:46)to contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comsource:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9114937/Jeffrey-Epsteins-French-modeling-agent-friend-bragged-exotic-trips-Tripadvisor.html

Beyond The Horizon
Jean Luc Brunel And His Avid Use Of Trip Advisor (9/24/22)

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 23:19


Jean Luc Brunel was busy traveling the world and abusing young girls but somehow, he found time to leave comments all over Tripadvisor. Unfortunately for him, authorities were also able to piece together his travel schedule using those posts and help build the case against him. (commercial at 14:46)to contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comsource:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9114937/Jeffrey-Epsteins-French-modeling-agent-friend-bragged-exotic-trips-Tripadvisor.html

Skip the Queue
How to create truly unique visitor attractions, with Robbie Jones

Skip the Queue

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 43:08


Skip the Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. Your host is  Kelly Molson, MD of Rubber Cheese.Download our free ebook The Ultimate Guide to Doubling Your Visitor NumbersIf you like what you hear, you can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue or visit our website rubbercheese.com/podcast.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review, it really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned in this podcastCompetition ends January 31st 2023. The winner will be contacted via Twitter. Show references: https://www.katapult.co.uk/https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrrobbiejones/https://www.katapult.co.uk/creating-unique-visitor-destinations-in-a-crowded-market/ Robbie is Insights Analyst Lead at Katapult. He works on providing data-driven audience and market trends, as well as operational insights, to assist the design team in creating immersive, commercially-successful experiences. Robbie has over 10 years' experience in the leisure and tourism industry and has worked with iconic brands, theme parks, family entertainment centres, museums and visitor attractions around the world. He is a dedicated Board Member of his local art and cinema centre, Derby QUAD. Katapult designs themed attractions and experiences that amaze and engage visitors globally. Our work is enjoyed by 50 million visitors, at 81 attractions, in 18 different countries, every year. As well as increasing guest experience, we thrive on helping you generate more income, more fans and bring the vision for your attraction to life. Legoland, Sea Life, Twycross Zoo, Alton Towers. Transcriptions: Kelly Molson: Welcome to Skip the Queue, a podcast for people working in or working with visitor attractions. I'm your host, Kelly Molson. Each episode I speak with industry experts from the attractions world.In today's episode, I speak with Robbie Jones, Insights Analyst Lead at Katapult. We discuss how to create a unique visitor attraction, what you need to know before you start, and what the leisure and attractions market is looking like post-COVID.If you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue.We're back, I hope you've all had really busy summers full of lovely visitors. I'd really like to know how it's been for you. So feel free to get in touch. You can always email me at kelly@rubbercheese.com. Can you believe this is season four of Skip the Queue Podcast? I cannot believe that we've been running for so long now. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for sticking around and for supporting us. We have a whole season full of really brilliant guests booked in, and I know that you're going to absolutely love them. We'll be covering topics on innovation, pricing, filming, and even aromas. Yeah, you heard me right, all the smelly stuff. But we are kicking off in style with the team at Katapult. Kelly Molson: Robbie.Robbie Jones: Hello. Hello.Kelly Molson: Welcome to Skip the Queue. I'm really excited to have you on today. Thank you for joining me for the first episode of season four.Robbie Jones: I know. What an honour, what an honour. I can't believe that I've been chosen first.Kelly Molson: You're the chosen one. Well, you say it's an honour now, but you might not appreciate it after I've got you with these icebreaker questions.Robbie Jones: All good.Kelly Molson: I've actually got some new ones this season. So I've been asking our lovely former guests and our Twitter followers to send me in some new ones because I felt like the old ones were getting a bit tired. So I'm going to whack you with some of the new ones and see how we get on.Robbie Jones: Okay. Here goes.Kelly Molson: I have to say, this is one of my favourite ones.Robbie Jones: Okay.Kelly Molson: It might date us slightly as well. You can only save one of the Muppets, which one do you choose and why?Robbie Jones: I think Kermit.Kelly Molson: Okay.Robbie Jones: He's just iconic, isn't he? My first memory of Kermit is when they did their version of A Christmas Carol. The thought of Kermit doing that was amazing. So it's got to be Kermit, it's got to be Kermit.Kelly Molson: Yeah, he's a classic. He's a classic, isn't he? He's quite legendary. All right. Good. Okay, good answer. Next one. If you could enter the Olympics for anything, what would you be Olympic level at? And we are not just talking sports here. This could be baking, moaning. What are you saying?Robbie Jones: I think I see myself as a bit of a jack of all, a master of none. Maybe I'm a decathlete, something like that, where I'm good at a few things but I'm not amazing at one big thing.Kelly Molson: When we go back to sports day at school, what was the thing that you would do at sports day?Robbie Jones: It was probably the long distance running. I seem to do a lot of cross country, we used to call it in our school, which went from tarmac to a muddy path in about five minutes. So I don't know how cross country that was. But yeah, long distance running. I can't stand it now. I can't stand the noise of breathing, heavy breathing as I struggle up a hill. That's just not a sound anybody wants to listen to.Kelly Molson: Oh, you really make me laugh. So the only thing I can think about when I'm running is breathing and now all I'm going to hear is myself breathing and think about Robbie and not wanting to do it. Okay, final one.Robbie Jones: Yeah.Kelly Molson: What movie can you rewatch over and over and over again? And how many times have you watched this movie that you're about to tell me?Robbie Jones: So I think for an absolute nostalgia, it'd have to be Dumb and Dumber because the amount of bonding that me and my younger brother have done over that film is just immense. I think we reference it every time we speak to one another, it's just become part of our psyche, part of our relationship. So we've probably watched it dozens of times between us, but it gets referenced at least three times a week.Kelly Molson: Oh, it's a great film.Robbie Jones: Jim Carrey, brilliant.Kelly Molson: He's great, isn't he? Are you going to do... So if we do the song, Mock-Robbie Jones: Yeah.Kelly Molson: ... ing-Robbie Jones: Yeah.Kelly Molson: ... bird.Robbie Jones: I can't believe I'm doing this. I can't believe I'm doing it.Kelly Molson: This is the level that the show has gotten to, folks. This is what we got up to on our summer break. And I love that film and my friends were really obsessed with Ace Ventura films as well, Jim Carrey.Robbie Jones: Yes.Kelly Molson: Cannot beat.Robbie Jones: Yeah, comedy icon. Amazing. I love him to pieces.Kelly Molson: Robbie, I can't believe I just made you do that. I'm so sorry. I've lost it now. Right. Unpopular opinion. What've you got for us?Robbie Jones: Right. I don't think eating chocolate and fruit should go together. It's not right. I'll draw a line, fruit and nut in terms of a chocolate bar, dried fruits, I'm okay with. But when it's fresh, juicy things like grapes and strawberries going with chocolate, I just can't stand it at all.Kelly Molson: Oh, what? Not a little fondue at a wedding? A little chocolate fondue? No?Robbie Jones: No, just no. You wouldn't mix milk with water and drink it. And that's kind of what I feel like when I'm eating chocolate and fruit together. So yeah, whoever has got the largest fondue rental company, please stop because I don't like it.Kelly Molson: Wow. Okay. I feel like that's quite controversial. The milk and water thing actually turned my stomach. When you said that, I was like, "Oh, no, you wouldn't, would you?"Robbie Jones: There you go. Again, the next time you eat a fondue, just think of me and start gagging probably as I would.Kelly Molson: Wow. What a note to start the podcast on. We've really taken this to a whole new level today, haven't we? Excellent. Right, Robbie, you are the lead insights analyst at Katapult. And I want to come back in a minute to talk about what your job entails, but first Katapult itself. So a little story for you. So years ago, you know when you were at school and you'd have to pick work experience? My granddad had a business and his next door neighbour's business made props for films.Robbie Jones: Nice.Kelly Molson: So I bagged myself work experience at this place and I got to make loads, I just got to make some weird stuff that then ended up in films. And I remember going to the cinema, watching the film going, "I made that Hessian box there. I sewed that. Whoa, that was really good." If I could go back now and go, "No, this is where I want to go and do work experience," I would choose Katapult without a doubt because you do incredible things. Tell the listeners what Katapult does, it's so cool.Robbie Jones: Yeah, sure. So we design themed attractions and experiences. We do it the world over and it could be as something as small as a little popup street food courtyard that we did a couple of years ago right to a large scale, full theme park design and everything in between. And it is, it's great, it's really, really fun. We get to work with some amazing clients, some amazing brands and IPs where the design team are just in their element. They're able to work with brands like LEGO that they've grown up playing with since they was small boys and girls. So it's fantastic for us all to carry on being a kid really, in essence, being creative, being surrounded by colour and fun and entertainment. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of hard work that goes into it. A lot of extended hours, red-eye flights across the world. But it's amazing. It's amazing to be a part of and design some pretty amazing things that are either coming soon or already open. So yeah, we do a lot and we're very thankful.Kelly Molson: It's so exciting. I feel like you played it down a little bit there as well. You were like, "Yeah, we design attractions and experiences." I was like, "Yeah, you do. It's really exciting." What do you do specifically there? Lead insights and analyst is your job title.Robbie Jones: Yeah.Kelly Molson: So you are kind of the data that sits behind that, the research that sits behind it.Robbie Jones: Yeah, absolutely. So I think something that we've been in the industry for over 20 years now and gradually that we've seen that actually it's really good to make sure you've got some sort of insights, believe it or not, to make a very good decision. And it was something that was kind of lacking within the industry. There was lots of big thinking, feasibility reports, people telling you what the commercial outcomes would be to improve a visitor attraction or even to open a new attraction. But no one was really saying, "Well, hold on a minute, who is it that you're trying to get through the doors and what is it that they actually want? And have they actually got the money to spend that you are charging for?"Robbie Jones: And that's the bit of the insights gap that I, and we at Katapult, fill. We understand the sheer importance of having that insights. We can't just design something from scratch, full stop, regardless of whether we are working with an IP or not. You've got to have an idea of who are the people coming through the door. So that sheer responsibility lays flat on my shoulders to make sure that whatever the design team designs next, it is fully in lined, not just commercially, but from a guest point of view as well that they are going to love it from the moment they walk in. So yeah, pretty big responsibility. But it's fantastic to set the design team up to let them creative minds go wild.Kelly Molson: It is fascinating what you do. And I think that it's really similar to probably the bit that I do in our business, because my role is to understand what the client's challenges is. And so you are asking all of the questions around, "Well, who's your consumer? What do they spend? Where do they do? Where do they go? What do they read?" Et cetera, et cetera. And then you translate. The designers, they get to do the fun bit. But I think that the research bit is the fun bit, to be honest. They would probably argue with me. So how do you start that process? What are the kind of things that you're asking?Robbie Jones: Well, I guess it depends on the client, depends on the project. But the way we typically start for existing visitor attractions is we kind of do a mystery shop, or we call it a guest experience audit. But we don't just go around and have fun, that's the second part of the day. The first part of the day is thinking about if you've got signs telling interpretation and you're a museum, are they at the right height for kids to read it? If it is, is it the right level of language required for a five, six, seven year old to be able to read it? And everything in between. It's is the staff levels good? Are there plenty of vegetarian options within the cafe facilities? All of these things where we want to make sure every touchpoint that every guest that comes through is satisfied and our audit goes in, it pulls out the good stuff, but more importantly for the operators, it pulls out the stuff where they could probably do a little bit better. It's the things that are probably mentioned more than often on TripAdvisor.Robbie Jones: And so it gives us the chance to go, "Right, yes, we did find these issues. These need solving as soon as possible so let's get to work. Let's get to work in figuring out what we can do." And sort of 75% of the time, those things that we highlight, they can pretty much be done by the attraction themselves. It's only the other 25% where we go, "Right, your guests aren't staying for four hours and you want them to stay for four hours. They're only staying for two. What can we do to make the experience last twice as long? What can we do to keep them there and engaged and immersed for double the amount of time that they are before?" And that's obviously when we get the design team's creative juices flowing and start to think about what can we do to improve the attraction. So yeah, in a roundabout way, the guest experience audit helps to unlock the insights, helps to give us the ammunition we need to improve the attraction, and also look to work on some bigger projects for the clients as well. So yeah, that's a roundabout way in terms of how we do it with the audit.Kelly Molson: I love that. So from your perspective, it's not just about creating new, it's not just about adding on. It's about looking at it from a holistic perspective. Where are you already? How are you performing? Okay, well, look, this is doing really well. That's great. These things need to improve. And then, okay, so now let's look at the new stuff. Because I guess there's always that excitement about, "New, new, new, new," isn't there? Oh, a new attraction, a new, I don't know, show that you're going to put on within it. And that's what gets everyone excited. Sometimes they forget to take that step back and go, "But what needs to improve with what we already have?"Robbie Jones: Yeah, absolutely. And the greatest assets that visitor attractions have probably got are sat there already, they just need discovering. And what we tend to find is if it's not something tangible, like a ride needs improving or an experiential walking trail needs improving, it falls down to the narrative or the storytelling of the attraction. That seems to be the thing that we are coming across at the moment, which probably leaves a little bit left to be desired. People don't explain their stories enough. Why are they unique? Why are they telling us this story when you go into a museum? Or why has this art centre got this curation of art? People aren't very good at telling stories that guests want to listen to. So you're right. It's not always about the new, it's about the existing, but extrapolating what's good about that experience in the first place.Kelly Molson: You wrote a really good article that I read a couple of weeks ago called Creating Unique Visitor Destinations in a Crowded Market. So I'm going to put a link to this in the show notes, but it's on Katapult's website as well.Kelly Molson: You said that attractions need to capitalise on what is unique about them. And that's not just from the perspective of, "Hey, we've got this mascot," or, "this is how we're going to put it around the site." Is the location unique? Is the food offering that you have based on that location? What is it about you that really stands out that guests can't get anywhere else and they're not going to get the same story anywhere else? I thought that was such a great way of looking at the uniqueness of each attraction.Robbie Jones: Yeah, and I think there's always going to be a place for attractions that have got the fastest thing, the tallest thing, the biggest thing. That does a lot to pull a crowd. But when it comes to trying to fight your corner, if you're medium or smaller size visitor attraction, you've got to pull on your unique. There's a finite source of money and time so you're going have to try and get your visitors and your guests a slightly different way. The article came from an issue that was within two strands of the industry. The first being museums and art galleries that were struggling from a values perspective to say, "We can't take this donation because it doesn't fit in with our values." Or museums having to give away certain artefacts back to countries because of the connotations of it being stolen in what is in today's society. So they're under huge pressure to say, "Well, what is our story? What is our narrative?" And for places like that, it is very much rooted in the locality. What is your city about? What is your region about? And curating around that.Robbie Jones: The second strand is around experiences that have got a blueprint and are looking to create dozens of the same attraction all around the world. Again, there is absolutely a place for that in this world. We've got countless clients who do the same thing. But where there needs to be a differentiation is how the local market impacts what that attraction is. You can't just say, "We're going to have an indoor attraction that's going to have a soft play and a cafe and that's kind of it. And then we're going to put it throughout 40 different countries around the world." It's not going to wash. You can't just put a badge on the front of that indoor attraction and say, "Welcome to Tokyo. Welcome to Orlando." It's just not going to work. It's not going to wash. It is not unique enough.Robbie Jones: So for those attractions, it's about, "Yes, you've got a blue blueprint, but what can you do differently based on the people, the profile, the guests that are going to come through that door to make it slightly tweaked in terms of things that they might not have from a local competitor point of view?" Or just making sure that you replicate their stories within the attraction. I've seen some really good stuff that Crayola have done in the US where they're starting to onboard local artists for their entertainment centres. That's amazing. You could be in the US, go to the two different Crayolas and have a different experience. So being able to create that unique experience is twofold, but it's one that everyone's got to look at quite a bit now.Kelly Molson: So one of the things I thought was quite interesting is the scale of the projects that you work on at Katapult. So for example, I think you mentioned earlier, the Derby Market Place project, which is a popup marketplace, and then you've worked with organisations like the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. They're really different experiences. Do you look at the same approach when you are working with that kind of scale of client?Robbie Jones: Yeah, absolutely. I think with those two examples, there was a very clear commercial goal for both of them. For SEA LFIE it was about adding an experience that makes the ticket price value for money, but it's also there to increase photographic and merchandise sales as well. So there was a very clear understanding of what the commercial goal was. For Derby Market Place, that was actually a popup courtyard that was set up in 2020 just after the first lockdown of the pandemic in the UK. Derby is our home city and we was approached by the city council to do something that will support the local businesses because there was obviously restaurants, cafes going bust because they simply couldn't do a takeaway service or they didn't have the outdoor catering. So for that, we created a courtyard.Robbie Jones: So as a result, they both had commercial goals and we both started them pretty much the same way, which is, "Right. Well, who is it that's going to come through the door?" Who is it? What do they want? Is it a family of four? Is it a couple? How much money have they got? What sort of experience are they used to? How long are they going to stay? What information are they going to want? All of this information that I guess sometimes we take for granted in the attractions industry, feed it into the design and ultimately come up with exactly what we did for the marketplace and SEA LIFE. So yeah, I think by and large, we kind of stick along the same path, very much insights driven design. We do the insights, we design it based on that, and then we hope it reaches the commercial goal.Kelly Molson: So you mentioned Crayola a minute ago. That is a brilliant example of really using the locality to make that attraction individual. What other great examples of really truly unique attractions can you think of?Robbie Jones: Well, I think I mentioned it in the article you've already mentioned. But Meow Wolf, particularly the first one in Santa Fe, that is an absolute benchmark that I use in terms of how you use local talents, local immersion to help make Santa Fe a destination in it's own right. It's amazing how much one attraction can pivot the way that a region is seen, a city is seen, and turns it into a place that people are staying overnight for two or three nights to just to go to Meow Wolf. So definitely that, in terms of creating a destination.Robbie Jones: But I do want to pull out another example as well, and it's not necessarily unique as such, but it's the feeling is unique, and that is Paultons Park. So for those that have been to Paultons, Peppa Pig World is there, which is a massive pull. They've got some great rides, they've got some really good food and beverage outlets, a good smattering of live performances. But what makes the park stand out is how immaculate it is when it comes to public realm. The gardens are fantastic, the landscaping's amazing. You'd be hard troubled to find a piece of litter on the floor. And the staff are so incredibly attentive with attention to detail that actually, when I've gone a few times now, it's the one thing that always stands out to me. And it's the benchmark for just cleanliness. You could be forgiven for being in a communist China, it's very clean and orderly and focused. But actually when we think about visiting a theme park, we want it to be glossy and clean and not a bother in the world. And it's little things like that, for me, that have made Paultons an absolute benchmark as well for us.Kelly Molson: Because I always think back to Disney about that and no litter, beautiful gardens and that, for me, is the level. I haven't had the pleasure of Paultons Park yet. I think I've got a couple more years and then it'll be on the list.Robbie Jones: Yeah, absolutely. You'll find out just much you can spend in that store with Peppa Pig.Kelly Molson: Oh God. Yeah, I can imagine. Let's talk about summer and let's talk about what the attractions market looks like at the moment. So I know that you've had an incredibly busy summer and as we are recording this, we're still at the tail end of it. So I can imagine that you are looking forward to a little bit of a rest-Robbie Jones: Yes, definitely.Kelly Molson: ... come September-October time. How is the attractions market looking at the moment to you post-COVID? Because we've moved on, so to speak, from COVID or the majority of people have moved on from it, but I think it's really difficult with attractions because we are still seeing a slight decline in visitor numbers, but there's obviously other factors going on at the moment in terms of the energy crisis and things like that. So what's your view of the leisure and attractions market at the moment?Robbie Jones: I think post-COVID, if we think about the start of the year, I think it was incredibly buoyant. I think attractions have seen the opportunity to invest now. The staycation market has absolutely boomed during the times when international travel around the world was banned. So it means that there's been a strong staycation market, which is really, really good. I think for the UK in particular, it's making sure, and this isn't just the attractions industry, I think this goes across the whole staycation market of the UK, don't get so greedy. There's a lot of... I understand that demand is high and you want to capitalise on it. But if we want to keep the UK as a staycation destination, you can't be charging silly prices compared to what they could probably do as an all inclusive for 10 days in Mallorca, as an average in terms of what the family's going to do. You've got to offer some sort of value for money.Robbie Jones: And the cost of living is the big thing now. I think that's what we are seeing. COVID is there in the background and it's obviously affected things, but the cost of living is the one that's really starting to bite a little bit more now. And I think it's because although we saw a lot of drop in wealth during the COVID pandemic, actually the cost of living now is probably a harder time for a lot of people because the savings have already been taken up by making sure they've got income coming in or topping up furlough or whatever it was. So yeah, the cost of living is the big thing. People aren't going to go out and spend, I don't know, 200, 300 quids on a day at a theme park. I can't see it happening. If they do, they'll have to forgo something else and I think that's something that's going to be in the minds-eye of visitor attractions.Robbie Jones: And I think we're starting to see a homogenised view of what we mean by leisure and attractions. Shopping centres now want to get in on the act and have lots of entertainment. You've got places like Butlins and Pontins in the UK, so typical caravan hotel resorts that have built live entertainment and experiences around them. They are in direct competition with theme parks and visitor attractions because they're offering entertainment. So the more experiences are spread throughout our sphere of what we can and can't do, the less money there is to go around. So even more of a need for people to be a little bit more unique and think about it's not just what's going to get me to this theme park, it's why would they choose the theme park over X, Y, and Z. And as they always say, option Z could be sitting at home and watching Netflix. You've you've got to do something to get people off the sofa.Kelly Molson: I'd not considered the option Z could be Butlins or Pontins though. That has just blown my mind because the whole way through the pandemic, we've been saying, "Your competition is Netflix, it's Disney+." But I hadn't even considered that now people are looking at how they spend that excess cash and how they spend their holiday time. Butlins is a competitor for Alton Towers.Robbie Jones: Yeah, in that comparison, absolutely. It's just that they've gone about things in opposite directions. Butlins went from accommodation to experiences and Alton Towers, vice versa, but they are very, very much competitors these days. And if you had £500 as a family to spend for a weekend, where would you go? And actually you look at the offers of both of those examples and depends on what sort of family you are and what sort of things you like to do. It might be a hard decision to make, but ultimately it'll be the one, it won't be the both.Kelly Molson: Yeah, absolutely. Okay. So you said that you have seen attractions investing in new rides and experiences to capitalise on that staycation. What do you think attractions should be doing right now based on what we've just discussed, this competitive state that you are in?Robbie Jones: It sounds really cliche, but I think just have a long term view on things. I can say this from doing insights here at Katapult, but when we are looking at data and trends and audiences, we are not just looking over the last 12 months. We're looking five or 10 years in the past and five and 10 years in the future to get a really good outlook in terms of, "Well, what do we think people are going to do?" Obviously you can't always guess what's going to happen. I think the last few years have taught us that. But you can have some sort of a vision in terms of where you want to go. Where do visitor attractions want to be in 10 years time? I'd love to know how many attractions know that answer.Robbie Jones: If they know it, then that's fantastic because they'll be gradually building towards that. But what we've seen from our side at Katapult is that we've gone to a lot of visitor attractions around the world that are doing a fantastic job at iterating, whether they've got a theme park or museum or whatever it is, but it's all bundled together in a big mound of plasticine with lots of different colours attached and different shapes. And it does a job, but it doesn't feel like the same place. And if we're treating that as the elixir of the visitor attraction, then that you need to get to the point of, "Well, what is your 10 year goal?" If you know that, you know what you're going towards. And I'd certainly focus on that, if you've got a little bit of spare time.Kelly Molson: Yeah, they're not busy at the minute. It's just been through summer. They should be resting now, the summer's done. That's really hard though, isn't it? So an example of that locally, to me, so I live near a vineyard, there's a lovely vineyard, about 15 minute walk from my house called Saffron Grange. Just give them a little plug because it is phenomenal. They've been selling their wines since 2019. However, the vineyards were planted like 11 years before that. And so they have had to have the vision of whatever they were planting and however they were designing that plot of land that they have. It's phenomenal the things they had to think about. What trees they would plant, because that's how high they would grow that would shield those vineyards from the wind and those vineyards from the frost. And just the granular level of planting that's had to go into that place to make the wine and the grapes now to be at the best they possibly can, it blows my mind.Kelly Molson: But it's the same thing at a visitor attraction. You've got to have that vision to go, "Well, this is my idea and this is how we're going to develop it over that time." But you've got the factor of not really knowing what your customers are going to want at that point. With the vineyard, at least they know relatively, other than wind and rain influences and weather that you can't predict, they kind of know how those vines are going to grow and what they're going to get at the end of it. With an attraction, you've got multiple different audiences with multiple different opinions on what they want and what their needs are, throw in a global pandemic. Just how do you even do that? I can't comprehend how you do that.Robbie Jones: I think we get caught up sometimes in thinking that a 10 year vision or a goal, or whatever you want to call it, has to be numerical or it has to be very definitive in terms we want to be the number one theme park in the world. Those sorts of things, you are almost hamstrung by. But what about if you said that you wanted your visitor attraction to be the most inspiring creative place for kids under 10? That is a vision. That is a vision that you can build towards. And if things change, whether it's your audience or your local competitors or whatever it is, you can still build towards that vision because that's what you believe in.Robbie Jones: It's about having a sense of what your values are as a business or as an attraction, standing by them, making that vision a reality by saying, "All right, we're going to do this because we believe in it." And that, again, ties really nicely back into what creates a unique attraction. It's your values. And I think it's the same for every business. We're seeing it a lot more now in the wider business community where people are making a choice over values instead of cost. Although the cost of living is obviously exacerbating that slightly. But people are making choices on green energy instead of fossil fuels, for example. So visitor attractions are only going to go the same way. So it's a big one. Yeah, you're right. 10 years. If you don't know your 10 year vision, then you don't know how to get there over the next 10 years.Kelly Molson: I love that.Robbie Jones: So, it is sorted.Kelly Molson: Yeah, so just put that to the top of the list, attractions. Yeah. Now I guess that's a really good place to be now, isn't it? You've just gone through that really, really hectic summer period. Now, the run up to Christmas, bar a few events and things that'll happen, it's a time for planning for next year. So now is a really good time to be able to take that step back and go, "Okay, well, what is our vision? Do we need to revisit our values and vision?" And then that will make the planning for 2023 a hell of a lot clearer. Okay. One last question on this, because what if attractions are already doing really well at the moment? Because we've got attractions, outdoor attractions that have been smashing it.Robbie Jones: Yeah.Kelly Molson: So what if your attractions are at capacity, what then do you do? So you are looking at things like planning, the expansions, things like that. What can they do?Robbie Jones: I think there's one of two route that are seeming quite popular at the minute. I think one is to, if you look at places like Gravity and Puttshack and a few others that have escaped my mind, by almost franchising, if you think you've got a concept that is completely unique and can be spread throughout the UK, Europe, worldwide, then now's the opportunity to look at it. It needs some careful consideration. As we said before, you can't just copy and paste. But if you think you've got something pretty amazing, then go for it. Well, why not open a second or a third or a fourth? You've proven it can work, so try it. It's worth a go.Robbie Jones: And the second thing, and this is something where I think the bigger museums during the pandemic have really led the chase on this, so I think it was one of the museums in London, I can't remember what, but they introduced lates, Museum Lates where they did silent discos around the exhibits. This is a perfect time to try completely different things. If you've got an out of season or you've got low throughput days or weeks or weekends, then what can you do to bring in another audience? Let's try and fill up your throughput and your dwell time of your attraction 100% of the year round. If you can do that, then you're making more from the asset that's already making your money. So try it out. Find new guest profiles, find new groups of audiences that might want to visit, and consider doing something very special for them. And you never know. If it works out, then you've got an extra revenue stream that you didn't think you had. So they'd be my preference, if I was in that fortunate position, to go down one of those two routes.Kelly Molson: Great advice. Thank you. We're going to put all of Robbie's contact details, et cetera, all in the show notes. So if you fancy a chat with him, you want to find out a little bit more about what Katapult do, you want to book yourselves one of those... Oh God, I've forgotten the words. One of the-Robbie Jones: Audit.Kelly Molson: Audit, audit, audit is the word. If you'd like to book one of those audits. So you can do that. I would love to know about a book though, Robbie. So we always offer up a guest's book choice as a prize and it's can be something that you love, it can be something that's helped shape your career in some way. What do you have for us today?Robbie Jones: Gosh, can I pick two?Kelly Molson: It's double my marketing spend, but why not? What's the first one?Robbie Jones: Oh, good, fantastic. So I think one that's a personal one is by Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. It's a lovely in depth read about the twenties and thirties where cafe culture was rife and artists and poets were making adventurous trips to France and Spain to soak up the culture. And it's a wonderful, wonderful story that really makes me want to live 90 years from now and really enjoy it. I think that's the first part. The second part is that Ernest Hemingway used to be a journalist so his descriptions of the characters are very matter of fact and I think that's seeped into my audience profiling that I do as part of my job. I like the matter of fact, I like the facts that make the people real, and then start to tell the story of what we think they're going to do in an attraction. So I think Ernest Hemingway has certainly had an influence on me.Robbie Jones: And then the second book is called Superforecasting, which is by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. Now this, it came to prominence a little bit when Dominic Cummins was advisor to Boris Johnson in his ill-fated stay at 10 Downing Street, and it speaks about the art and science of prediction and getting things right. And I read it from end to end. I completely soaked this book up. It's a little bit courty in places so you've got to take a bit of pinch of salt. But it's good at kind of teaching you to say, "Right, can you be a super forecaster?" And funny enough, I think it was February or March this year, they put out a bold statement that Vladimir Putin was not going to enter Ukraine under any circumstances, at least for the next six to nine months and then I think it was about two weeks later and he invaded. So I think that example of the book, it kind of comes with a moral, I think, which is you can super forecast or try and super forecast as much as you want, but you've got absolute no way of deciding what's going to work. There's a difference between a good and a bad decision and a good and a bad outcome. And I think that's what that book's taught me.Kelly Molson: Yeah, that example did not sell that book for me at all. However, that sounds great. That sounds like a really good book. You've absolutely blown my marketing budget again, which everybody always does.Robbie Jones: So sorry.Kelly Molson: No, I love the example of Ernest Hemingway and I love how it's infiltrated the way that you do your work as well. I haven't read either of those books so they're going to go on my list. And actually, listeners, we do compile a list of all of the books that all of our guests suggest and you can find that over on the Rubber Cheese website, rubbercheese.com, go to the insights, it's in there. Robbie, thank you. As ever, if you want to win Robbie's books, if you go over to our Twitter account and you retweet this show announcement with the words, "I want Robbie's books," then you will be in with a chance of winning both of them. I've loved our little chat. Thank you. Thank you for indulging in my little song.Robbie Jones: Oh gosh. I'm just glad that you didn't get me to do the scene where he's peeing into a bottle in Dumb and Dumber. Very well.Kelly Molson: I don't think that would've worked very well on the podcast. Do you?Robbie Jones: No, no. I'm sure you can add some trickle sounds in.Kelly Molson: Yeah.Robbie Jones: If you wanted to.Kelly Molson: Let's end there, shall we? It's been a pleasure. Thank you, Robbie.Robbie Jones: Thank you so much.Kelly Molson: Thanks for listening to Skip the Queue. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review, it really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned. Skip the Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. You can find show notes and transcriptions from this episode and more over on our website rubbercheese.com/podcast.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
From Cult Life to Dream Life with Mindi Rosser

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 35:10


What do you do when everything you believed becomes a lie? Mindi had to grapple with this reality in her early 20s when she decided to leave a cult where she grew up. Listen how her passion for curiosity transformed the trajectory of her life. Mindi's courage and positivity will inspire you as she reminds us that an awesome life is built on creating awesome days. Listen to your intuition and pursue your dreams, one day at a time. Tangible Takeaways:Pick a goal, and set a 30-day challenge. Take one small step every day, and track your progress!Notice what you're good at, and lean into it! It may be your next adventure.When you have doubts and questions: that is a sign that your intuition is telling you something isn't right.Build in curiosity time. It brings up ideas and ways to make things better in life. Awesome days lead to an awesome lifestyle. Think about how to create a happy day, and a happy life is sure to follow. About Mindi Rosser:Mindi Rosser helps B2B business owners, thought leaders, and subject matter experts to start having great conversations with their audience, prospects, and peers based on trust, authenticity, and consistency on LinkedIn. She's worked within the agency world, with startups, and then decided to branch out to work directly with business leaders on their social presence, building thought leadership, and working with them to fill their pipelines with ideal clients using LinkedIn. As an entrepreneur, she values freedom and coloring outside the lines. She loves building systems that work on LinkedIn and testing them to generate results for her corporate and entrepreneurial clients. Connect with Mindi Rosser:Website: http://www.mindirosser.com Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindirosserInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindirrosser/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindirossermarketing/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindirosser/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MindiRosserMarketing 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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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

Suite Spot: A Hotel Marketing Podcast
101 – Introducing TMG Translations: Multi-Language Review Response

Suite Spot: A Hotel Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 15:43


Join Suite Spot host Ryan Embree and Chief Technology Officer Jason Lee, as they announce the official launch of TMG OneView multi-language translation!  With this new function, hoteliers who partner with Travel Media Group will have instant access to its brand-new capabilities such as translating online guest reviews into various languages, responding to reviews in native languages, and delivering your hotel voice and tone for international travelers. Suite Spot Podcast · 101 - Introducing TMG Translations: Multi-Language Review Response Episode Transcript Our podcast is produced as an audio resource. Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and human editing and may contain errors. Before republishing quotes, we ask that you reference the audio. Ryan Embree: Welcome to Suite Spot where hoteliers check-in and we check out what's trending in hotel marketing. I'm your host, Ryan Embree. Hello everyone. And welcome to another episode of the Suite Spot. Hello, Bueno Dias, Bonjour, I think that is very, very telling for what we are about to talk about in this exciting episode with me today. Very familiar voice and face Jason Lee, our TMG Chief Technology Officer Jason, welcome back to the Suite Spot. Jason Lee: All right. Thanks for having me back, Ryan. Ryan Embree: Typically, when we hear Jason, this means that we've got an exciting new feature to announce and talk about, and that's exactly what we're doing today. We are introducing for the first time ever TMG translations multi-language function within our review response platform respond and resolve. Jason, this is so exciting. This is probably one of the most exciting features we've ever launched with this, this solution. But usually when you come on here, there's some sort of story, right? A lot of the feedback and updates that we do in development that you and your team do Jason, is based on feedback that we receive from hoteliers in real time. So I have to ask, is there some sort of story or reason why this upgrade was necessary and why your team decided to launch this now? Jason Lee: Yeah, so what's interesting about language and language translation is that there's a lot of dependencies and those dependencies are on the property itself, right? The language that they speak, the person who wrote the review and the language that they speak, the person who is reading the review and the responses on the live site. So there's all of those elements that are out there. And on a lot of the live sites like TripAdvisor and Google, you can actually select language and only see reviews in your language. So you could just read if you were from France and you just wanted to see French reviews about a property, you could actually see that. So being able to credibly translate reviews, create responses and make it all end to end was really important. And so we had elements of that already done, but to make it truly end to end where I pick up the review in the foreign language, I know the properties preference of language to be translated into. I know their preference for the actual review response. So I know that they want it to be either native or I know that they want to have it responded to maybe in English, if that's what their preference was. So let's say it's a scenario like this. The property is an English speaking property. We get a Spanish speaking review. Their response preference is review native meaning respond in the language that the review is written in. Now we respond to that review. Part of our review response process is that the hotel also picks up that response and can approve it and edit it. So we also needed a way for the hotel to be able to edit in the language of the review. So that is what I'm talking about. End to end. We pick up the review, we respond to it in the language preference that the property has. And then we allow the property also to edit that response in that same preference.

Schroeder & Somuncu | radioeins
Horror-Hotel, Erdogan, Stille

Schroeder & Somuncu | radioeins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 100:27


Satiriker On The Road erleben eine Menge. Ausgefallene Züge, kein Gepäck am Flughafen und merkwürdige Unterkünfte. Florian und Serdar erkunden die deutsche Realität und so entsteht ein TripAdvisor der besonderen Art. Heute geht es um das schlechteste Hotel in Deutschland, aber auch um die besten Unterkünfte. Im nächsten Jahr wird in der Türkei gewählt. Kann sich der türkische Präsident halten? Serdar und Florian beschäftigen sich in dieser Folge mit Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Er gibt momentan den Vermittler beim Ukraine-Krieg, aber wie soll die EU mit ihm umgehen? Hintergründig und ernst beleuchten die beiden die Rolle des türkischen Staatspräsidenten. Und dann folgt auch noch die Stille…… Released by rbb media.

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
What to do when you're misunderstood

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 14:53


Episode Notes:Nothing prepares you for that moment: you're accused of something you didn't do or mean. It takes your breath away, and not in a good way. Being misunderstood happens to everyone - yes, even communication experts!If we're not careful, we can fall into this pitfall and make the situation even worse. It's so important to have a plan ready. Even if you're not experiencing this right now, you'll want to listen! These tips apply to every tense situation, so you can navigate these moments like the leader you are. Tangible TakeawaysWhen misunderstood, respond versus react - create space from the knee-jerk reaction to your response. Even a breath helps if that's all you have time for!Look at the situation objectively, and view the situation from a neutral perspective. What are the facts? What are the possible interpretations of these facts?When you respond, come from a space of humility. Seek first to understand what happened, and avoid “you” statements. Speak with “I” statements.Own your part, and assume the best of the other person.You will find more advice in my book, “Find Your Own Voice.” here

Direct Booking Success Podcast
Of mice and being 95% book direct with Heather Bayer

Direct Booking Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 33:19 Transcription Available


Today we speak with serial entrepreneur Heather Bayer who has been immersed in the vacation rental industry for over 25 years. In this episode, Heather shares her story and also what is coming up for her since selling her 95% book direct, 20-year-old company in Canada earlier this year. Hear how the idea was born for her to leave the UK and head to Cottage Country in Ontario, Canada. And how the direct booking landscape looked in 2003, what's changed and what the future may hold. Heather also shares another terrible Airbnb shut down story and gives some top reasons to take direct bookings. Topics discussed: The other residents in the cottage Buying our first property six weeks after the idea Marketing Ontario cottages to the UK Started with direct bookings as there was nothing else in 2003 Then came HomeAway, Trip Advisor and finally Airbnb Selling a 95% book direct company in 2022 and it's future Another Airbnb shut down story Top reasons to take direct bookings What Direct Booking Success means to Heather CONNECT WITH Jenn Boyles: Website: https://directbookingsuccess.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/directbookingsuccess Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/directbookingsuccess/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennboyles/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennboyles/) CONNECT WITH Heather Bayer: Websites: https://www.vacationrentalformula.com/ (https://www.vacationrentalformula.com/) Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/vacation-rental-success/id599200191 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/vacation-rental-success/id599200191) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cottageguru/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/cottageguru/?hl=en) Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/business.of.str.property.management (https://www.facebook.com/groups/business.of.str.property.management) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-bayer-8773986/?originalSubdomain=ca (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-bayer-8773986/?originalSubdomain=ca) Join me at the virtual Direct Booking Success Summit (27-29 September 2022). Get on the waitlist – https://www.directbookingsuccesssummit.com (https://www.directbookingsuccesssummit.com)

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
The Power of Persistence with Karen Haller

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 42:33


Have you ever done something and thought, “that wasn't it.” For Karen Haller this phrase came back over and over as she explored new things throughout her life. Until one day it hit her: it's color!Karen dove deep into all things color and now sheds light on the psychology behind color. Karen's book, “The Little Book of Colour”, and one-on-one consultations teach others to select colors that reflect them and give confidence.Listen to how her adventurous spirit led her on some crazy adventures and the value of never giving up - even when things scare you. Tangible Takeaways:Embrace the freedom to use color to express yourself authentically.Avoid dressing to fit in: dress to reflect who you truly are.Don't waste time worrying about what other people think of you - they don't have the power to make you happy.Take colors and hold them under your chin: notice the impact on your complexion. If it lights you up, wear it and be your radiant self!Embrace the journey of discovery. Try new things in your career and experiences. One day something will feel like coming home.Remember: finding your place in this world takes time. Give yourself grace on your own journey. About Karen Haller:Based in the UK (originally from Sydney, Australia) Karen Haller FRSA, is the leading global expert in the field of Behavioural Design & Colour Psychology. She helps businesses and design professionals to use colour and design to improve well-being, support mental health and create positive change in the world.Karen consults and collaborates with companies looking for innovative solutions to social problems who seek new ways of improving the human experience in balance with nature. Her clients have included Rockfon, Samsung, Dove, M&S, Salt of the Earth, Huawei and Fiat.She has also helped hundreds of design professionals around the world to deepen their knowledge of colour through her sought-after colour and design psychology courses.Karen is the bestselling author of The Little Book of Colour, translated to date in 14 languages and a contributing author for the Colour Design Theories and Applications as well as being an in-demand media commentator and international speaker.Her mission is to raise awareness of how colour can transform our lives, allowing us to connect back to our authentic self, where did that as a person a brand or the spaces where we live and work.In her free time, Karen enjoys adventure travels, exploring new cultures and being in nature.  Connect with Karen Haller:Website: https://karenhaller.com/  Free design industry e-book: https://karenhaller.com/free-10-myths-ebook/Colour & Design courses: https://karenhaller.com/courses/Little Book of Colour: https://thelittlebookofcolour.com/Free first chapter: https://thelittlebookofcolour.com/free-chapter/ 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/karenlaosofficial Facebook: 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

Scale Your Sales Podcast
#153: Angie Vaux - #WomenInTechForum Awareness of Global Differences in Sales

Scale Your Sales Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 23:38


Angie Vaux held senior leadership positions for world-leading tech companies including SAP, TripAdvisor and Mimecast.    

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos
Why You're Missing Opportunities

Ignite Your Confidence with Karen Laos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 15:21


After listening to this episode you will have 3 tangible ways to step into more opportunities. When practiced consistently, you will be amazed by the doors that open.In many ways, these tips aren't revolutionary, but rather subtle power moves that will transform you from a hard-working individual to a leader. Step into the awkward spaces, share your thoughts, and be direct! Tangible TakeawaysYou know those few seconds of awkward silence in a meeting? Everyone is waiting for someone to go first. Let that be you! Speak up first. A diplomatic way to share your opinion is to start off with, “here's my vote” or “here's what I think”. This will establish you as a leader.Ask directly. Be very clear on what you're asking. Use a direct ask such as: “I have a goal to be ______. My next step is ______. What do I need to do to get there?”You will find more advice in my book, “Find Your Own Voice.” here