OTS 032: Extrovert Privilege – Robbie Samuels

Extrovert Privilege

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dorie Clark, 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 that 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 my thoughts on the different ways outgoing extroverts like myself have something I’m calling extrovert privilege.

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OTS 031: Moral Authority – Dorie Clark

Moral Authority - Dorie Clark

Today’s guest has held a wide array of leadership positions including, presidential campaign spokeswoman, nonprofit executive director, award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and she received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. And proving that she can do anything she puts her mind to: two days before this episode aired she became a Grammy-winning jazz producer!

All of these experiences inform her work as a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to many publications including Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur.

Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of two books “Reinventing You” and “Stand Out.” For “Stand Out” she interviewed 50 of the world’s top experts to understand how they developed powerful ideas and got recognized for them. I’m pleased to share that I was one of the experts she interviewed. Stand Out was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and was a Washington Post bestseller.

She consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Ford Foundation, Yale University, and the National Park Service.

She is also an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

She was recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015” and is quoted frequently in the worldwide media, including NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC.

Please join me in welcoming Dorie Clark.

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OTS 030: Email Intro Etiquette – Robbie Samuels

Email Intro Etiquette - Robbie Samuels

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Howard Putnam, CSP 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 that 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 best practices for making introductions via email.

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OTS 029: Propel Your Career – Howard Putnam, CSP

Propel Your Career - Howard Putnam, CSP

Today’s guest has lived through many challenging leadership moments. His career in aviation began as a baggage handler and he rose through the ranks until he became CEO of an airline, and later was recruited to be CEO of another one. He has also been an entrepreneur and has served as director of several start-up technology companies.

Howard Putnam New BN President - newspaper clippingSpecifically, he is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines whose foundation and culture placed people first. Later, when recruited to be the CEO of failing Braniff International, he was the 1st CEO to successfully restructure a major airline into…through, and out of Chapter 11. Earlier he spent over twenty years with United Airlines, his final position being Group VP of Marketing.

He learned along the way that cultures that place “people” as their #1 priority have the greatest long-term impact and success. He has shared his leadership lessons in his book “The Winds of Turbulence” and through a case study Harvard University wrote about his experiences at Braniff International, called “The Ethics of Bankruptcy.”

He is a speaker and advisor on business issues, such as change, leadership, and ethics. His passion for aviation began when he was growing up on an Iowa farm and learned to fly out of a pasture.

Please join me in welcoming Howard Putnam, CSP.

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OTS 028: Leave them thinking you’re fascinating – Robbie Samuels

Leave them thinking you're fascinating

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Iris Polit 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 that 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 how strategic volunteering launched my career and specific steps you can take to achieve your career goals.

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OTS 027: The Perks of Being Positive – Iris Polit

Today’s guest is a personal branding and success coach and the co-author of “Mastering the Art of Success” (available summer 2017).  She is also an award winning marketing professional who has spent the last two decades working with nonprofits and IT companies. In the late 1990s, she began offering personal branding and success strategy consultations through Your Marketing Ace and Your Success Ace, her solopreneur side businesses. Her familiarity with a broad range of workplace environments and positive psychology, enables her to work with a variety of professionals and entrepreneurs. She helps them leverage their personal brand and employ their signature strengths for a career and life full of happiness and prosperity.

Please join me in welcoming Iris Polit.

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OTS 026: Strategic volunteering launched my career

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP 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 that 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 how strategic volunteering launched my career and specific steps you can take to achieve your career goals.

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OTS 025: Leadership is Powerless – Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP

Leadership is Powerless - Dr. Andy Neillie

Today’s guest believes that having an executive presence is not a talent one is born with, it is a skill one can learn. He is the CEO of a multi-million dollar franchise business, an adjunct professor teaching leadership skills to MBA students, an executive coach working with Fortune 500 companies, as well as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant.

For over 20 years, he has combined his background in management and sales with strong speaking and training abilities, to motivate clients and audiences to take action that benefits them and their organizations. His consulting firm enables leaders to influence their organizations more powerfully and purposefully through leadership workshops and retreats.

He is the author of two books – “Golden Principles: Life and Leadership Lessons from a Rescued Dog” which was honored by Amazon.com with a “Top 100 Best Books of the Year” award in 2015 and most recently “Executive Presence: 49 Golden Rules for Executives, Managers, and Leaders to Maintain Authority Under Pressure, Communicate Confidence, and Own Any Room.”

He received his Doctorate in Ethics & Leadership from Phoenix Seminary and a Masters in Leadership from Western Seminary.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP.

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OTS 024: I’m a solopreneur. I’m not “out on my own.” – Robbie Samuels

I'm a Solopreneur. I'm not "out on my own."

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP 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 that 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 my journey from 9-5 employee to self-employed entrepreneur and how “weak ties” helped me achieve success.

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OTS 023: Change that sticks – Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP

Change that sticks - Chris Clarke-Epstein

For over 30 years, today’s guest has been challenging her clients to change old mindsets in order to meet the new challenges they are facing. She asks leaders thought-provoking questions – pushing them to find new ways to do old things – because she believes that if you ask great questions you will get great answers.

She is a “change expert” who has worked with senior leadership and middle management from a wide variety of industries, including financial institutions, healthcare, higher ed, and nonprofit. Her clients appreciate her ability to blend sound theory with a practical approach to complex issues – and they leave ready to apply what they’ve learned.

As the author of or contributor to more than 15 books, she teaches and writes about the dynamics of change, delivering effective feedback, dealing with conflict, and building high performance teams.

Her career began as a Sales Representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin. Just 8 years later she left the safety of an office job to become a professional speaker. She has certainly made her mark on this profession, becoming a Certified Speaking Professional in 1993, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association; she served on the board of NSA for many years, including as President in 2000-2001; and most impressively, received the prestigious Cavett Award in 2014, an award named for the founder of the National Speakers Association and given to a member who exemplifies his giving spirit.

Please join me in welcoming Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP.

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