Category : Communications

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 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 202 – Janice Levenhagen-Seeley – ChickTech / audio

ChickTech

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley (@ChickTechOrg on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her non-profit ChickTech.  What is ChickTech? It is a nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. Craig and Janice discuss how their programs not only develop the skills women need in tech but also a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. They also discuss the realities of the “Good Ol’ Boys” network, unconscious bias in the workplace and how you can find a local chapter or create one of your own. They also talk about using culture training and assessments to identify issues many organization may not even realize exist.

For more information on how you can participate or donate, go to http://chicktech.org 

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Episode 197 – Cary Gordon – Social Media Marketing / audio

social media marketing

Cary Gordon (@comicpalooza on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss social media marketing for Comicpalooza.  As part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program, Craig invited Cary, comic con’s Social Media Coordinator, to sit down and talk how he and his team work their social media magic for Texas’ largest pop culture event.  The two discuss how far in advance the planning begins (hint: the day after the last one!) which platforms work best for interacting with attendees, how they prep announcements of big guests and more.

You can also listen to Cary’s 2 podcasts: Metal Geeks and MSRcast. Both can be found at http://metalgeeks.net

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Episode 194 – Karin Hurt and David Dye – Winning Well / audio

Winning Well

Karin Hurt and David Dye (@letsgrowleaders and @daviddye on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss their management book Winning Well.  Being a manager is tough enough but inevitably something will come up that will try and beat you down on the job. Be it disloyal employees, bosses with no ability to self-assess themselves or just folks who can’t give or take feedback well, something is always around the corner. With their new book Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul Karin and David have your back. This well written book details how to deal with issues with actual action plans not just fluffy best case scenarios. Craig, David and Karin talk about trust, respect and how to treat people so they remain productive. Craig brings up Charlie Sheen, bad bosses and how to overcome a breach in trust from upper management so it doesn’t cause problems on the front line.

You can find Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul at all your major book outlets (link goes to amazon so the podcast can make a few pennies) and you can find Karin at http://letsgrowleaders.com/ and David at http://trailblazeinc.com/

APP BONUS: Karin and David have donated a great 18 page Winning Well Toolkit PDF.

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