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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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Episode 191 – Mary Kelly PhD – Why Leaders Fail / audio

Why Leaders Fail

Mary Kelly, Phd (@marykellyspeaks on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her book “Why Leaders Fail“. There are plenty of books on how to lead but they often leave out the most important part: What happens when what you’re doing isn’t working?.  Thankfully, Mary and her writing partner for this book Peter Stark (no known relation to Tony or Ned) decided to write “Why Leaders Fail: 7 Prescriptions to Success” to help understand common themes to leadership failure. Craig and Mary talk about being popular vs. being a leader, having vision, why Ted Williams was a great leader as a player but not so much as a manager and how corporations need more empathy. A 20 year naval officer, Mary understand leadership and with a PhD in economics she know business. Add the two and you have a powerful combination you need to listen to if you want to improve your leadership skills!

You can learn more about Mary at http://productiveleaders.com as well as pre-order “Why Leaders Fail“.

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Episode 190 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Rehabilitation / audio

Orangutan Rehabilitation

Richard Zimmerman of Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about orangutan rehabilitation. As any listener or follower of the podcast knows, Craig is a huge supporter of orangutans and Orangutan Outreach. He even goes so far as to sell calendars to raise money for them each year. Due to the massive fires that have devastated much of the orangutan’s habitat in Indonesia, many of the rescue centers Richard and Orangutan Outreach support are being flooded with survivors, specifically abandoned or orphaned orangutan babies. So much so that they need to add additional housing and facilities as quickly as they can. One partner in particular The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center is in dire need so Richard is raising money for a new baby house! Craig and Richard discuss the fires, the current situation on the ground but more importantly, the two go over what happens to the orphaned babies who are put through orangutan rehabilitation, how they go through Baby School and Forest School learning how to be wild orangutans and are eventually released into better, more protected habitats away from people. Once you hear the plight of these wonderful animals, you won’t be able to ignore what’s going on in their native home.

You can learn more about Richard and Orangutan Outreach as well as donate to the new baby house at http:/redapes.org/BOS

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Episode 189 – Jeff Civillico – Headlining Vegas / audio

Headlining Vegas

Jeff Civillico (@JeffCivillico on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to chat about headlining Vegas. It’s a road trip as Craig heads west on vacation to Sin City. Vegas, Baby, VEGAS! While in town, Craig stopped by the famous Flamingo Hotel & Casino and talked with juggling phenom Jeff Civillico right before his own one-man clean comedy show. They discuss how Jeff went from unknown performer to headlining a Vegas hotel, the need to create your own opportunities, the differences between Vegas audiences compared to traditional crowds, Jeff’s new TV show Las Vegas Good News and how Vegas is such a useful proving ground for working talent. Unlike a casino, you can’t lose listening to Jeff and Craig!

You can find more about Jeff and all his shows (TV and Vegas) at his website http://jeffcivillico.com.

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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.

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