OTS 054: What is Your Legacy? – Dr. Randall Bell

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Today’s guest is a leading expert on real estate damage and has consulted on major catastrophes around the globe. He consulted on the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Sites, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, and several tragedies including Jon Benet Ramsey, OJ Simpson, and the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide mansion. Earning him the nickname “Master of Disaster.”

Currently, he leads Landmark Research Group. Prior to this, he led a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest consulting firm. His extensive research has taken him to all 50 states and the seven continents. He is known for his ability to gather complex information and present his findings in a straight-forward, intelligent way.

His book “Me We Do Be” shares principles that are the result of his research at the intersection of sociology and economics. He interweaves classic behavioral research with his own work on high-profile cases―to reveal why some dive, some survive, and others thrive.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Randall Bell.

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OTS 053: Humor is the Key – Elizabeth George

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Today’s guest is an executive leader with international experience who has worked at the most senior levels of two Fortune 100 companies and is known as a strategic collaborator who brings people together to do great things.

What caught my attention was her groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting, transformational book, “True South.” This book will teach you how to master the art of faking authentic leadership. You’ll have your employees, customers, and shareholders eating out of your hands with these tricks and tips designed to save you time and prevent uncomfortable displays of vulnerability. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds. It’s her hope that her readers will be able to use this parody of corporate life, and the shared laughter that results, to spark conversation and change in the workplace.

This book is one of the ways she shares her passion for designing strategies and conversations that engage people, creating holistic solutions, and transforming organizations. All of this is built upon her expertise in communications, culture change, collaboration, executive effectiveness and team leadership.

Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth George.

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OTS 052: Are you investing in yourself? – Tony Grebmeier

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Today’s guest is a builder. He is best known for building a multi-million dollar business with his childhood friends, ShipOffers, which has been an INC 5000 Company for the past three years in a row. In 2015, he launched a podcast to build a community where struggling entrepreneurs know they can achieve anything they want despite their past.

The journey to self-fulfillment wasn’t easy. He almost lost it all in 2008 after years of struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Facing the near destruction of his marriage and the sad realization that he was negatively affecting his children’s lives, he made the decision that year to get sober, and he has stayed sober ever since.

As he got clean, he also became clear about his vision to help others find their passion and achieve more. With this in mind, he launched his podcast, The Tony G Show, that brings together his love for business, radio and life.

Please join me in welcoming Tony Grebmeier.

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OTS 051: The Riches are in the Niches – Jamie Lieberman

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Today’s guest has found a way to marry her knowledge of the law with her experience working with influencers to create Hashtag Legal, a law firm dedicated to helping businesses succeed in a digital world. As technology created new opportunities for business owners, the legal industry did not keep up with the times. Hashtag Legal fills that void. Their clients are influencer networks, CEOs of digital empires, online entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners.

Previously, she was Director of Operations and Chief Counsel at Type-A Parent, the world’s premier conference, influencer network and community for mom bloggers, dad bloggers, and the marketers who want to connect with them.
She has been a practicing lawyer for over 10 years and has worked for a large, international law firm in New York City on complex commercial matters and for a Federal District Judge on both civil and criminal federal cases.  She is also an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School.

Please join me in welcoming Jamie Lieberman.

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OTS 050: Best of 50 Episodes – Robbie Samuels

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Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing David Crowley, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.

Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

This week I am celebrating reaching 50 episodes by sharing some of my favorite actionable insights from my guests over the past year.

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OTS 049: Do you know your neighbors? – David Crowley

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Today’s guest hopes your community ties are strong as they are a great indicator of your health and success. He deeply believes in the power of building social capital. For the last 15 years, he has been strengthening communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. He does this through Social Capital Inc., an organization he founded in 2002.

His resume is filled with over 25 years of leadership experience. He was Executive Director of Generations Incorporated, which under his leadership grew into a national model for intergenerational programming. He also started and directed the Kentucky Community Service Commission, a state entity appointed by the Governor responsible for AmeriCorps and other service programs.

As Founder and President of Social Capital Inc., he has helped them grow into a national leader – exploring how communities can systematically, intentionally, weave stronger social fabrics connecting its members. Pilot programs in three Massachusetts cities proved so successful that they are now replicating their proven model and civic networking tools in communities across the state.

Please join me in welcoming David Crowley.

Would you leave an honest rating and review on iTunes? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

OTS 048: How to Follow Up and Stay Connected – Robbie Samuels

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Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Belinda Rosenblum, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.

Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

This week I’ll be sharing excerpts from my book – specific tips for following up and staying in touch.

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OTS 047: Intuition and Intention – Belinda Rosenblum

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Today’s guest is a CPA and Wealth Expert who helps take the worry and fear out of money. She believes life is supposed to be fun, and money is supposed to fund it for you! She left her thriving corporate finance role to found OwnYourMoney.com in 2007 and lead a movement to change our entire perspective on money – so we release the overwhelm and shame, take control, and learn the needed skills to be confident with money.

As the creator of the Money Makers Academy, she teaches the essential money skills and mindset that you may assume everyone else knows but actually very few people were ever properly taught. She also is the co-author of the book, “SELF-WORTH TO NET WORTH: 12 Keys to Creating Wealth Inside and Out,” offering a step-by-step approach to help you build your financial self-esteem and manage your own financial life.

With over 15 years as a corporate trainer, coach, and philanthropist, her ability to inspire action in others is fueled by her passion for helping people appreciate their self-worth and realize their financial goals.

Please join me in welcoming Belinda Rosenblum.

Would you leave an honest rating and review on iTunes? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

OTS 046: How to Shift Your Body Language to be Better at Networking – Robbie Samuels

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Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Stratten, this week you’ll be hearing from me, your host.

Every other week I’ll be offering my take on some aspect of networking and relationship-building. These shorter podcast episodes will include practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. My hope is those insights from me, and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

Today’s podcast features excerpts from my soon to be released book, “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.” The unusual title will make a lot more sense by the end of this episode.

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OTS 045: Speak with Conviction – Scott Stratten

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Today’s guest has been named one of the Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the world by Forbes.com. He earned that title by telling the truth about social media marketing, with his signature sardonic humor. Namely that companies are largely using it incorrectly and getting distracted by every big shiny object that comes along. In an era where everyone is clamoring to sell you their social media marketing kit, he has nothing to pitch from the stage – so there’s no holding back. The stories about how we get it wrong help us get it right.

He and his wife are an amazing team as co-owners of UnMarketing Inc and co-hosts of The UnPodcast. They are also co-authors of four best-selling business books, including their latest, “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience” which was named “Sales Book of the Year” by 1-800 CEO-READ. They also released the 3rd edition of their first bestseller, with a new subtitle “UnMarketing: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different.” All this while caring for their five children, two dogs, and two cats.

Prior to running his own business, he was a music industry marketer, national sales manager, and professor at a business school. Now he is solely focused on speaking at events for companies across a wide spectrum from PepsiCo, Adobe, and Red Cross, to Cirque du Soleil, Saks 5th Avenue and Fidelity Investments.

Please join me in welcoming Scott Stratten.

Would you leave an honest rating and review on iTunes? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!