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Episode 208 – 2016 Speakers Roundtable / audio

2016 Speakers Roundtable

Mary Kelly, Jason Kotecki, Jessica Pettitt and Thom Singer (@marykellyspeaks, @escapeadulthood, @jesspettitt and @thomsinger on Twitter) join host Craig Price for his 2016 Speakers Roundtable. Each year, Craig gathers the best minds in the speaking industry to sit down during the National Speakers Association’s annual convention (this year in hell…I mean Phoenix.) to discuss the state of the industry, what new things are happening, what issues are affecting the speaker population and whatever else may pop up. This year, Craig sat 4 talented past guests to discuss marketing and the resulting conversation covered so much more. They discussed capitalism, charity, tapping into your talents, differentiating yourself, referring other speakers and the hottest of topics…when during the podcast would Jessica swear. These panels are always the most requested episodes of Reality Check and this year is no exception.  Celebrate Craig’s birthday by enjoying a gift he gives to himself and to you…his annual speakers roundtable.

Mary Kelly was previously featured on episode 191 and can be found at her website http://productiveleaders.com

Jason Kotecki was a guest on episode 168 and you can learn more about him at http://escapeadulthood.com

Thom Singer has been on the podcast numerous times and can be found at http://ThomSinger.com

Jessica Pettitt has also been on the podcast and previous roundtable discussions and can be found at http://goodenoughnow.com

Special thanks to the National Speakers Association as well as MicroSearch for all their help in getting this episode made.

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Episode 207 – AJ Coots – Headshots / audio

Headshots

AJ Coots (@AJCPhotography on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss storytelling headshots. Be it for your LinkedIn profile, your business cards, website or promotional material, if you are in business, at some point you will need professional headshots. What will your headshot say about you? Many people don’t even think about that before the get their pictures taken. They assume the photographer will snap a shot and they’ll be on their way.

AJ Coots specializes in storytelling headshots. Pictures that show people who you are immediately and what you are all about. Since many times our headshot is the first time someone looks at us, people make snap judgments on what they see. AJ and Craig discuss how to pick a photographer, what the difference is between typical headshot photography and editorial photography. They also discuss finding the “hero shot” and techniques to make you less self-conscious when getting your photo taken. Somehow Craig’s deflated bum is discussed and much more.

AJ Coots can be found at http://storytellingheadshots.com and is based out of Portland.

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Episode 206 – Anastasia Turchetta – 2016 Dental Health Check-Up / audio

Dental Health 2016

Anastasia Turchetta (@AnastasiaRDH on twitter) return with host Craig Price for her Dental Health Check-Up for 2016. If it is time for the National Speakers Association’s annual convention than it must be time for Craig and Anastasia to discuss the latest in dental doings. The two recorded a facebook live video while recording the podcast and covered a slew of topics. They discuss Anastasia’s latest venture Coffee Chat’s where she interviews leaders in dentistry on stage for meetings and events.  They also discuss an antimicrobial liquid called silver diamine fluoride that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay — painlessly! Though there is side effects, like black gums. How attractive. Craig  also discovers how much he is grossed out by the term e-juice. The stuff you put into e-cigs. That’s right. E-juice. That in more to get your smile up to snuff!

Anastasia can be found at http://www.anastasiaturchetta.com/ and her weekly YouTube video Humpday Happenings can be found at http://youtube.com/AnastasiaRDH

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Episode 205 – Michael Domitrz – Can I Kiss You? / audio

Can I Kiss You?

Michael Domitrz (@DateSafeProject on twitter) returns for more awkward conversation with host Craig Price about his new book “Can I Kiss You?” Ask anyone, even Craig himself, and they will say Craig isn’t the smoothest talker in the world. When you add sex into the conversation, Craig can get even more flustered. All the professional speaker gloss and polish falls away and never has is awkwardness been more on display than this episode. Thankfully, Mike Domitrz is a friend as well as an expert on consensual sex. He deftly helps Craig navigate through the conversation that touches upon (with permission of course) consensual sex among married partners, archaic social rules that no longer apply yet still are, how parents can educate their kids and so much more that it makes Craig almost break out in hives. It is an important conversation that everyone needs to have which is why Craig is proud to be able to sit with Michael once again and discuss the topics that are often not talked about but should.

You can get Michael’s new book “Can I Kiss You?: A Thought-provoking Look at Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual Assault” at Amazon.com as well as learn more at CanIKissYou.Com.

APP BONUS: Read “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Caring Parents Make when Talking to Their Teens about Sex” as well as the first chapter of “Can I Kiss You?”. Download the free podcast app today!

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Episode 204 – Voices of Experience Interview – The Secrets of Podcasting / audio

Voices of Experience

Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz of this year’s Voices of Experience podcast take the reigns and interview Craig Price on the Secrets of Podcasting. While Craig is away at this year’s Influence conference in Phoenix, he offers up an interview he did for the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Magazine‘s Voices of Experience. With the permission of the NSA, you can hear Steve and Pilar interview Craig on a wide variety of ways podcasting can help speakers.  There’s no mystery to podcasting. Today, it’s easier and cheaper to do than it was five or ten years ago. In fact, all you really need is a smartphone with a good mic and a pair of ear buds! Craig explains what he does and how to make it easier for you to start podcasting today.

The 2015-2016 Voices of Experience was hosted by Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz (@StevenI and @HabloEspanol on twitter).  You can learn more about them at steveniwersen.com and pilarortiz.com.  You can hear the VOE monthly podcast at http://mynsavoe.libsyn.com/ and you can join the National Speakers Association at NSASpeaker.org.

Watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimVTQuLVjY 

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