Category : Communications

Episode 138 – Patrick Allmond – Online Feedback / audio

online feedback

Patrick Allmond (@PatrickAllmond on twitter) returns to discuss online feedback with host Craig Price.  We all want feedback but are we prepared for what awaits us online? The avalanche of inane comments and spam sometimes makes us wonder if its all worth it! Or worse…nothing at all. We want our tweets retweeted, our facebook posts liked and our blogs commented on. Getting people’s attention and then getting them to act can be a daunting task. Patrick and Craig discuss how to ask for feedback, write posts that get shared and what to do when you get an internet troll.

Of course we love feed back here at Reality Check so leave a comment, email craig@speakercraigprice.com with questions or guest suggestions and follow us on twitter @realitycheckpod 

Patrick Allmond can be found at http://patrickallmond.com.

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Episode 119 – Dawnna St. Louis – Confidence / audio

Confidence

Dawnna St. Louis (@DawnnaStLouis on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss confidence. Typically, Craig wouldn’t have a speaker come talk about confidence because it usually ends up in the realm of unicorn fart and rainbows. You know, too much fluff not enough real stuff. But Dawnna proves her ideas on confidence and entrepreneurship are more than grounded in reality. The two realists talk about her soon to be released book “Mojo Mogul“,  Steve Jobs, Hitler (not at the same time!), what are gut feelings and intuition and how there is more to confidence than being over-confident. It’s a wide ranging episode that covers many issues entrepreneurs face every day on their way to mogul-dom. 

You can learn all about Dawnna at her obviously named website  http://www.dawnna.com – She’s like Prince, Cher and Sade! 

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Episode 117 – David Dye – Leadership Communication / audio

Leadership Communication

David Dye (@DavidMDye on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about the importance of proper leadership communication.  David’s new book “7 Things Your Team Needs To Hear You Say” covers many of the issues with today’s leaders and how they can lead more effectively. Craig and David cover a lot of ground that includes: Fear as is a poor yet popular tactic that usually only gets the least amount of effort acceptable, Craig getting robbed at gunpoint and why leaders need to humanize themselves instead of setting themselves above their employees. 

In The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, David shares practical and encouraging leadership communication tools you can use to cultivate engaged, responsible, and results-oriented teams. Whether you’re a new front-line leader, a small business owner, or a veteran manager, The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say will inspire you to inspire your team. You don’t need buckets of charisma – they just need to hear you say these seven things.

 You can learn more about David at http://www.trailblazeinc.com

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Episode 112 – Elsie Escobar – Podcasting / audio

Podcasting

Elsie Escobar (@yogeek on twitter) joins host Craig Price on location to talk about podcasting.  Recorded live on location in beautifully crisp Pittsburgh, this episode gets pretty meta and special bonus points for anyone who counts how often the word podcast is used! Podcasting seems to be getting larger and larger each year. Getting into podcasting is fairly easy, but getting one out on a consistent basis and growing an audience? Totally different story. Elsie and Craig talk about engaging your audience to grow listenership, some of the trends that Elsie sees as the Social Media Community Manager for Libsyn, the largest podcast host provider out there and how gravity can effect microphones. The also discuss what topics are on the rise and how podcasting can elevate your business. 

Elsie has her own podcast award-nominated podcast called “Elsie’s Yoga Class” at http://www.elsiesyogakula.com as well as her latest podcast she does for Libsyn called The Feed. Full disclosure: While the podcast media is hosted on Libsyn servers and even though Craig is a paying customer of said Libsyn – this is not an advertisement nor a sponsored episode. 

It’s a podcast for podcasters from the biggest name in podcasting. Yeah…I’ll stop using the word podcast now. Podcast!

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Episode 100 – Speakers Roundtable / audio

Speakers Roundtable

Host Craig Price celebrates the 100th episode with a speakers roundtable. A collection of past guests (and a new one) talk about being a speaker, their mistakes and why they do it.

During the National Speakers Association convention this past July, Craig gathered Avish Parashar, Robert Bradford, Steve Rizzo, Jess Pettitt and new friend Patrick Maurer to talk about the ups and downs of being a speaker. What is a professional speaker? Is it just the check that makes you a professional or is there more to it? What do other speakers do that irritates you? What monumental mistakes have you made (this is where the explicit tag comes into play!)? Why do you do what you do?  Get ready for a fun, enlightening discussion as Craig juggles 5 guests at the same time! 

Some huge thanks go to Ed Rigsbee with the Cigar PEG for the location. Finding a place for 6 people to record was a daunting task but Ed made it easy peasy. Please go to CigarPEG.com and learn about this great charity and how you can contribute. Also thanks to past guest Chip Lutz for being the bouncer at the speakers roundtable. He was the sole audient (is that a word? it is now) and kept the riff-raff out of the room while the podcast was being recorded. 

One of the cool things about the convention was that so many past guests were in attendance so Craig commissioned a quick group photo to commemorate the occasion.

group photo 2013

 

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