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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.

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Episode 99 – Charles Remington – Weight Loss / audio

Weight Loss

Nutritionist Charles Remington (@FLCCoach on Twitter) the Fat Loss Coach discusses weight loss with host Craig Price. Craig has had a long personal history with weight loss (you don’t get a body like his on just  frappachinos and doughnuts alone) but his understanding on what works can be down right murky. Like most people, Craig gets confused on the constant flip flopping in the media on what you can and then can’t, then can eat again foods so Charles is here to clear up some of the confusion. The two discuss myths of when to eat, how often you should eat, what kinds of foods are best as well as the importance of eating the right amounts of food. Charles also explains why you need to change up your eating patterns and also answers several listeners questions!

Charles Remington is a nutritionist and herbalist who is the author of a best-selling nutritional software program. Known to his thousands of clients as The Fat Loss Coach, his concepts on healthy weight loss are well embraced by the medical community and supported by a large insurance provider. He has conducted more than 200 seminars in the corporate, municipal and education arenas and manages a nutritional practice in Cheshire, Connecticut.

You can learn more about Charles at www.thefatlosscoach.com

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Episode 98 – Hayley Foster – TEDx / audio

TEDx

Hayley Foster (@HayleyFoster on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss TEDx events. With the TEDx format becoming more and more popular, Hayley Foster explains what a TEDx talk is, what the biggest mistakes professional keynoters make when trying to take their traditional talk and put it into the TED format. Think of TED as a liquid concentrate presentation instead of the watered down sugary kool aid of a keynote. It’s all about having an idea worth spreading, an idea that you can explain in a succinct yet engaging way. There’s no room for extra padding here! Hayley even explains that the audience has to apply to even attended! Getting the idea in front of the right people to create innovation, it’s an intriguing concept.

 Hayley has just released her new 64-page mini booklet specifically written to help professional speakers called “Don’t Tank Your TED Talk! 12 Mistakes Professional Speakers Make“.

After working with well over a hundred speaking professionals, and coaching hundreds of TEDx talks, Hayley has identified why TED.com content directors avoid professional speakers. As it turns out, some of those same behaviors and training, that have enabled your professional speaking success, are the exactly those which can contribute to one terrible TED/TEDx talk.

You can learn more about Hayley at http://shorttalkexpert.com

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Episode 97 – Dan Nevins – The Wounded Warrior Project / audio

The Wounded Warrior Project

Dan Nevins (@DanNevins on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his amazing story and the Wounded Warrior Project.  Dan talks about how he lost his legs while serving in Iraq and his struggles to cope and adjust. Thankfully, the Wounded Warrior Project was there to offer a helping hand, bringing a bit of normalcy to utterly abnormal situation. The two discuss how the Project helps not only the physically injured but the vets who return with the  invisible scars of combat stress (a.k.a. PTSD). Craig also struggles through the interview as the overwhelming reality of the topic makes being a smart ass almost impossible (but Craig finds a way!).  It is an awe inspiring episode that really can’t be missed! 

The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Please visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ to learn more about this amazing organization and how you can help returning servicemen and women get the help they deserve. 

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Episode 96 – Phil Gerbyshak – Entrepreneurship / audio

Entrepreneurship

Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his path to entrepreneurship. Starting your own business can be tough enough but when you have to figure out how and when to leave your current job can make that final jump even more scary. With Phil, he figured a two year notice would benefit everyone. Two-years?? That little fact fried Craig’s brain but not Phil’s honest and realistic approach to spreading your wings and finally making it on your own. Phil explains how a great employee can make their own terms (you lazy losers just collecting a check…not so much) how to work two jobs ethically (no stealing pens from the supply closet) and how to work from a coffee shop can save your sanity. He also opens up about the loss and strange feelings you get the first few weeks out there on your own. And yet leaving to start your own company can be done without burning bridges and even keeping your current employees on your side. A great guide for anyone thinking about going out on their own but aren’t sure how to leave their current job behind.

Phil also hosts a great internet video podcast call “The Shut Up Show” with his co-host Bernie Xiong, which Craig calls a video support group for entrepreneurs. Check out Craig as he guests on Phil and Bernie’s show to talk about why he got into podcasting and how he shut up (yeah right…in his case it’s just an expression) and just did a lot of strange things in his life.

You can learn more about Phil and his social media consultancy at http://www.philgerbyshak.com/ 

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