OTS 045: Speak with Conviction – Scott Stratten

045 graphic Speak with Conviction - Scott Stratten

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.

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OTS 044: Communicating Across Disability – Robbie Samuels

Communicating Across Disability - with host Robbie Samuels

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mary Pilon, 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 tips to help you more effectively and inclusively network with people with disabilities. This is an excerpt from my soon to be released book “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.”

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OTS 043: Subversive Leadership – Mary Pilon

Subversive Leadership - Mary Pilon

Today’s guest has covered a wide range of topics as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She chiefly covers sports, business, and politics, including both the Rio & London Olympics, doping coverage, features on legal and financial issues in sports, and the occasional video shot from a dog sled. Her work regularly appears in leading publications like the New Yorker, Esquire, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Her work has received many honors and awards, including as part of The Wall Street Journal’s team that won Gerald Loeb and New York Press Club Awards in 2011 for covering the “Flash Crash” of 2010. She was included in Forbes magazine’s first-ever 30 Under 30 list for media.

We met at a networking dinner hosted by Dorie Clark and I was fascinated to learn that she had written a New York Times bestseller about the history of the board game Monopoly. She really has a broad range of interests and experiences.

Please join me in welcoming Mary Pilon.

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OTS 042: The Dirty Business of Networking – Robbie Samuels

The Dirty Business of Networking - Robbie Samuels

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Chung, 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 the details of a study that explains why networking makes us feel dirty.

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OTS 041: Dads Don’t Babysit – Matt Schneider

Dads Don't Babysit - Matt Schneider

Today’s guest is first and foremost a dad. What began as a small playgroup in 2008 became the NYC Dads Group and in 2013 expanded into the City Dads Group network with 26 groups across the country. This diverse community supports dads of all stripes, providing opportunities to socialize as they navigate parenthood together.

In addition to co-founding these groups, he co-hosts The Modern Dads Podcast, a monthly show highlighting stories of 21st-century dads and families. He regularly contributes to and is quoted by media outlets interested in telling the stories of involved dads.

As an at-home dad myself, I was grateful to discover this network of involved fathers existed and have become actively involved with the Boston Dads Group. I had an opportunity to meet my guest in person at HomeDadCon, hosted by the National At-Home Dad Network.

Please join me in welcoming Matt Schneider.

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OTS 040: FAQ: Are conferences worth it? – Robbie Samuels

FAQ Are conferences worth it?

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Chung, 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 some tips about how to approach tight networking circles at events.

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OTS 039: Change Master – Stephanie Chung

Change Master Stephanie Chung

Today’s guest is an award-winning executive coach with more than 25 years of team management, business development, and sales leadership experience. Early in her career, she was recognized for her ability to negotiate multimillion dollar contracts with senior executives of numerous Fortune 500 companies. Having mastered the art of high-ticket sales, she went on to mentor, coach, and develop some of the highest paid, most elite, sales professionals in the country who have sold well over 1 billion dollars and counting.

Every successful executive can cite a mentor or advisor who helped them bridge the gap from middle management to C-level leadership. Every business owner has relied on a trusted guide to make the jump from breaking even to breaking profit records.

Having successfully navigated each stop on the journey to elite executive status, my guest’s passion is in helping business owners, sales leaders and seasoned executives achieve the success they desire.

Please join me in welcoming Stephanie Chung.

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OTS 038 PSA: Stop Spraying & Praying – Robbie Samuels

PSA: Stop Spraying and Praying

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeffrey Hayzlett, 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 my thoughts on a common networking practice that I believe is highly ineffective. Listen to learn what not to do.

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OTS 037: Conditions of Satisfaction – Jeffrey Hayzlett

Conditions of Satisfaction - Jeffrey Hayzlett

Today’s guest is a global business celebrity, best-selling business author, and award-winning public speaker. He has faced many challenges and achieved many successes in his career – most notably he is credited with the economic turnaround of Kodak after the Great Recession.

Currently, he is a prime time television host on C-Suite TV and a radio host on CBS Radio’s Play.it and C-Suite Radio. He takes viewers inside the c-suite of some of the world’s biggest companies to discover what makes c-level executives like CEOs, CFOs, and CMOs tick. He also conducts exclusive one-on-one interviews with business celebrities to discuss the strategies they’ve utilized to make it big.

He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business and has been cited as a leading business expert in publications such as Forbes, SUCCESS, and Mashable.

He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable skill set of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Please join me in welcoming Jeffrey Hayzlett.

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 036: The ABCs of Business Cards – Robbie Samuels

The ABCs of Business Cards

Welcome back to On the Schmooze. Thank you so much for joining me. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan RoAne, 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 my thoughts on the ABCs of business cards.

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