Category : Productivity

Episode 216 – Crystal Washington – One Tech Action / audio

One Tech Action

Crystal Washington (@CrysWashington on twitter) returns to discuss her latest book “One Tech Action” with host Craig Price. Past guest Crystal Washington is back and she’s written a guide book to help sort through the world of app for busy professionals. Craig is neither all that busy or all that professional. Nonetheless, the two discuss how to find safe apps, how good are app assistants, why Crystal LOVES Evernote and even some tips from Craig on how to avoid talking to relatives without causing problems.

“One Tech Action” empowers non-techie, busy professionals to easily take advantage of technology to multiply their efforts at home and work, increase efficiency, and spend more time with the people who matter the most to them. You can learn more at http://onetechaction.com or buy it on Amazon

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Episode 211 – Jen Rulon – Triathlons / audio

Triathlons

Jen Rulon (@CoachJenRulon on twitter) discussing preparing and running triathlons with host Craig Price. Knowing Craig and the height of his exercise regime is struggling to scoop hard ice cream out of the gallon container, it would seem unlikely that a true athlete would be on the podcast. But there is a huge difference between doing a triathlon and talking about one, so Craig immediately got comfy in his chair to talk with Coach Jen.  Jen has run over 10 Ironman triathlons and coached over 20 athletes for the ironman. Despite the seemingly opposite approaches to fitness Craig and Jen have a lively discussion about how to train for a triathlon, is being “too busy” really an excuse, how pee can slow down the competition and why she loves doing events like these. They also discuss ways her training can be applied to business and to non-athletes as well as talking about her 12 years training orcas at Sea World!

You can learn more about Jen at http://JenRulon.com 

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Episode 210 – Carolyn Strauss – Home Shopping / audio

home shoppingCarolyn Strauss (@CarolynStrauss on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her experiences and what she learned partnering with the Home Shopping Network. While Craig has known Carolyn for a few years, he never asked her on because she was a bit too well known. Why would she come on his little old podcast?  When she offered to come on, Craig leapt at the chance. It wasn’t just because she is a world class designer and businesswoman with vast experience running a multimillion dollar apparel company. There was also the bonus of getting some serious street cred with the women in his life. Particularly his wife and both mother and mother-in-law!

The two chat about a wide variety of things including how she transitioned from model to designer, pitching products to HSN, dealing with live caller interactions, why value-per-minute is just as important in non-sales positions and a bunch more. A fun interview that peeks behind the scenes at the goings-ons of a shopping channel and how stunned Craig is by the power of these channels.

Carolyn can be found at her self titled website http://CarolynStrauss.com 

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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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Episode 192 – Helene Segura – Inefficiency / audio

Inefficiency

Helene Segura (@LivingOrderSA on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss inefficiency. “Who’s got time to listen to a podcast?” you may be asking yourself. If you just asked that, you may not be as efficient as you think! Helene calls in to discuss her new book “The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer” and explains to Craig that efficiency isn’t always getting as much done as possible. It’s often getting the right things done in the right order. They also talk about how to set priorities, getting your email under control, how Craig thinks being “busy” is the new martyrdom and much, much more. You need to make time and listen to this episode!

Helene be found at http://theInefficiencyAssassin.com and her book is in bookstores everywhere.

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