Category : Entrepreneurship

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 193 – Ty Bennett – Partnership is the New Leadership / audio

partnership

Ty Bennett (@TyBennett on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his book Partnership is the New Leadership. Leadership is something many people want to have but often their style can be less effective than they want. Benevolent dictators and force of personality can only work with a few. How can leaders be more effective? By partnering with their employees, of course. Craig and Ty discuss how leadership with short term goals can reap quick rewards but have long-term side effects (few that are good), how commitment between employee and employer is a two-way street and how they both agree that motivation is overrated.

You can learn about Ty and his new book Partnership is the New Leadership at http://leadershipinc.com 

APP BONUS: Read the 1st chapter of Partnership is the New Leadership!

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Episode 188 – Doug Devitre – Remote Selling / audio

Remote selling

Doug Devitre (@DougDevitre on twitter) calls host Craig Price to discuss remote selling. Selling is hard. It’s hard face to face, it’s hard on the phone. It’s just hard. Especially if you can’t physically get to where your client is. Thankfully, Doug is on the podcast to discuss his book Screen to Screen Selling: How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and Customer Experience with the Latest Technology.  Facetime is not just something we need with clients, it’s something we use to talk to them! Doug and Craig talk about turning presentations into visual conversations, how to best interact with clients when there are so many applications to choose from (hint: Use what they use!!) and why the almighty bandwidth is so important.

You can learn more about Doug at his self-titled website http://dougdevitre.com/ and you can pick up his book at amazon.com or wherever quality books are sold.

APP BONUS: Read the first chapter of Screen to Screen Selling: How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and Customer Experience with the Latest Technology.

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Episode 182 – Scott Cooksey – Connection / audio

connection

Scott Cooksey (@ideacharger on twitter) sits down with host Craig Price to discuss connection. Connection means different things for different people. For some, making and keeping connections is a natural thing. For others, it takes effort and energy to connect and engage on a regular basis. When Craig sits down with Scott, the two talk about how a disaster forced Scott to reach out to his clients and establish a connection, how listening is the key to building connections and why Craig is so bad at maintaining long-term connections with clients. They also get into why Craig feels LinkedIn requests from strangers are just ways for people to spam his connections.

You can learn more about Scott at his website http://ideacharger.com and listen to his podcast The Success Charger Podcast with Scott Cooksey where Craig recorded an episode on negativity.

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