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It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

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154 Stacey Hawthorne: How to Use Polygraph Testing in Your Business
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Stacey Hawthorne talks to Rob Oliver about how to use polygraph testing in your business on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A former police detective with 31 years of experience on the job, Stacey is a certified polygraph examiner from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She shares how polygraph testing can be used in a variety of ways besides law enforcement. Her story is fascinating. Additionally, we salute her for years of service in keeping our communities safe.

Here are several of the topics covered in Rob Oliver’s interview with Stacey Hawthorne about how to use polygraph testing in your business:

· Stacey’s story of how she became a police officer and was promoted to detective
· Why she specialized in polygraph examination
· No one can force you to take a polygraph test
· If someone is not nervous about taking a polygraph exam, that raises a red flag
· The first part of a polygraph exam is building rapport
· Before a polygraph exam, the examiner goes over each of the questions with you
· Polygraph can be used in preemployment screenings
· It is especially helpful in dealing with security, financial and pharmaceutical employees
· The key to a polygraph test is to be open and honest
· You do not need to be a police officer to go to polygraph school
· A polygraph examiner learns about psychology and physiology
· The polygraph machine monitors certain bodily functions and charts those
· There is a period of adjustment to the procedure that occurs beforehand
· You don’t really feel anything when taking a polygraph exam
· Polygraph doesn’t just show who’s guilty, it can exonerate people as well
· The admissibility of polygraph evidence varies from state to state
· Some states do not classify polygraph as an exact science
· Screening out candidates who are not a good fit can be very fulfilling
· Stacey started her business as a side hustle
· Seeing that polygraph is effective gives her work value

You can find out more about Stacey Hawthorne and SH Polygraph Services through her website and social media links:

Website: https://shpolygraphservices.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHPolygraph-Services-114579509208494/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacey-hawthorne-067765194/

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Dec 02, 2021
153 Lesley Hensell: How to Become an Online Retailer
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Rob Oliver chats with Lesley Hensell about how to become an online retailer in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Lesley is the cofounder of Riverbend Consulting, a company that helps sellers on Amazon and other e-commerce platforms. She has years of experience and a great back story about why she decided to do this.

Welcome to the Thanksgiving episode!

Here are some of the topics covered as Rob Oliver and Lesley Hensell talk about how to become an online retailer:

· Lesley’s backstory of why she got into the online retail business
· The art of retail arbitrage
· Why it is important to know your numbers (and what numbers to know)
· An understanding of FBA (fulfillment by Amazon)
· Check out Matt Sulava’s episode
· Different options for how to model your online business
· You can sell items on Amazon even if you have only 1 of them
· How to set up your business from the beginning
· Understanding the rules and regulations of Amazon
· Differences between Amazon selling and eBay selling
· You can sell used items on Amazon but it has to follow their guidelines
· The nightmare of writing descriptions for items on eBay
· Comparing the fee structure of Amazon and eBay
· Utilizing the fee calculators to have a better understanding of profits
· Money is made when you buy the item, not when you sell it
· The importance of understanding the competitive marketplace
· Looking at the tools of the trade
· You will not be able to succeed if you don’t know your numbers!
· The difference between doing FBA and self-fulfillment
· There are different guidelines for different categories, check them out!
· Set up your business to fit with your lifestyle
· Suggestions for where you can get started easily and inexpensively

You can learn more about Lesley Hensell and Riverbend Consulting through their website and social media links:

Website: https://riverbendconsulting.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiverbendConsul
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiverbendConsultingLLC/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riverbendconsulting/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleyhensell/

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Nov 25, 2021
152 Scott Ballard: How to Use Your Limitations as Advantages
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Rob Oliver talks with Scott Ballard about how to use your limitations as advantages on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Scott’s experience as a child with dyslexia in a world that did not understand him or see to accommodate him gives great insight into the stigma, adversity, putdowns and obstacles that each of us face in our lives. The question is, do we believe the lie or do we see the opportunity and potential successes?

Here are some of the high points from Rob Oliver and Scott Ballard’s discussion of how to use your limitations as advantages:

· Scott’s back story of living with dyslexia as a young person

· The negative messaging that came from his first-grade teacher

· The fallout of realizing that you are not like the rest of your friends

· A novel concept: the teacher coming over for dinner at the beginning and ending of the school year

· What happens when you believe the lie about who you are based on other people’s opinions

· The great exchange, removing the labels that others apply and choosing the truth

· Finding the place where the change happens

· Growth and self-identity come in bits and pieces over time

· The story of Mr. Bacall and how it changed everything

· Why the kid who sees things differently gets what others don’t see

· Everyone has heard the message that they can’t, do this, they won’t succeed, they are less than

· Encouraging other people is an underutilized superpower!

· Everyone is good at something, they may not have found the venue that matches their skill set

· We each need to find our zone of genius

· A team is formed when everyone is operating in their zone of genius

· Seeing things differently, not being like everyone else is a good thing!

· The success of your team depends on having everyone fulfill their role

· Let go of the negative messages and find someone who believes in you

· It’s not enough to know that you have genius, you must live it out in the world

You can learn more about Scott Ballard through his website and the social media links below. Be sure to check out “Fear Fridays” as well.

Website: https://www.confidencecoach.org/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-ballard-a3250422/

You can also check out Sea Level Coffee:

https://www.sealevelbakery.com/

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Nov 18, 2021
151 Leisa Reid: How to Get Ready, Get Booked, and Get Selling from Speaking
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Today’s smart person is Leisa Reid who talks about how to get ready, get booked and get selling from speaking. She is a speaker who has personally booked and delivered over 500 presentations. She works with entrepreneurs to show them how to get their message heard so that they can make a massive impact on the people who can benefit from their expertise.

Here are some of the items that Leisa Reid and Rob Oliver discussed on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Leisa’s background as a teacher that led her to become a speaker
· How teachers show people how to solve their own problems instead of solving problems for them
· Leisa’s #1 secret for getting more speaking engagements
· Different ways that speaking can benefit your business
· Speaking is a fun way to market your business
· Your message needs to be bigger than your fear!
· Speaker’s fears can be a form of kryptonite
· Speaking is a superpower, use it for good!
· Everyone has been given a gift, when you share it, you raise the consciousness of the people around you.
· Giving of yourself does not deplete you, it enriches others
· Follow-up is the unsexy but extremely important key to staying booked
· Be ready to be ready…
· There is a lot more to speaking than being on stage
· You need to be intentional about what your offer is going to be
· Your energy about your offer is reflected by your audience
· Creating an offer is not a cookie-cutter process
· There needs to be clear communication with the organizer about your offer
· You can plant seeds throughout your entire presentation that relate to your offer
· Intentionality is the difference between just talking and giving a speech
· Get your talk ready to rock
· Now what you talk about and who you talk to
· Start with the end in view and reverse engineer your presentation

You can find out more about Leisa Reid on her website and social media. Be sure to download her “5 Top Tips to Get More Speaking Gigs NOW”

Website: https://getspeakinggigsnow.com
Facebook: https://getspeakinggigsnow.com/facebook
Instagram
https://getspeakinggigsnow.com/instragram
Linkedin: https://getspeakinggigsnow.com/linkedin

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Nov 11, 2021
150 Wanda Allen: How to Improve Sales Through Follow-up
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Wanda Allen talked about how to improve sales through follow-up. Rob Oliver asks her about her background and the conversation from their covers this uncomfortable and feared topic. Wanda Allen says that follow-up is one of the major obstacles to more sales.

Here are a few of the major points from the Rob Oliver’s conversation with Wanda Allen about how to improve sales through follow-up:

· Wanda’s back story of starting as a banker working with Small Business Administration loans
· How her job forced her to create systems
· Her study of the sales process uncovered the importance of follow-up at every stage
· A layoff opened her up to her next career opportunity as a speaker and trainer
· System as a concept can mean the same thing as a “daily routine”
· A customer relationship management software is the heart of the system
· Reminders in your CRM are your call to action
· There are a number of options for CRMs, the important thing is to use it!
· There is a difference between working in your comfort zone and truly being systematized
· It’s okay to have more than one process, just not too many!
· Mindset is key in the follow-up process
· Fear is a huge obstacle to follow-up
· 80% of sales are made between the 5th and 12th contact
· Suggestions for what to include in the “Notes” section of your CRM
· There are multiple ways to stay in touch without being salesy
· Be careful to understand that you do not know what other people are going to think
· Only 10% of people make contact more than 3 times
· 98% of the time, you are going to have to follow-up in order to get the sale!

You can learn more about Wanda Allen, her speaking, coursework and freebies through her links below:

Website: https://followupsalesstrategies.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/salesfollowup
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FollowUpSalesStrategies
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followupsalesstrategies/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wandaallen/

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Nov 04, 2021
149 Julie Guest: How to Create a Client Stampede
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On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver talks with Julie Guest about how to create a client stampede. Julie is a marketing advisor for companies around the world. She is a regular contributor to media sources such as Forbes, the New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. You will hear about how her entrepreneurial journey started when she was in high school. Her book is called “The Client Stampede”.

Here are some of the topics covered in this conversation between Julie Guest and Rob Oliver about how to create a client stampede:

· How Julie and her friend started a business in high school that grew to a 20 person operation
· Why she decided to become a lawyer (and why she decided to move on)
· The one thing that she did that was most helpful in starting her business
· Julie’s story of buying a house at the peak of the housing market
· Why she decided to sell her house on her own and how she did it
· The only thing that matters is there are opportunities everywhere
· Marketing creates its own demand
· The seven steps of the process are the basis of what she does today
· It is not a complicated process!
· People can afford to pay for what they value
· Part of your messaging is to establish value
· The difference between a marketing engine and marketing fuel
· A marketing engine is a system
· Marketing fuel gets used up, a marketing engine has residual value
· Rob gets to sit in the hot seat
· The big results come from honing in on your target market
· Think about additional revenue streams as well

You can learn more about Julie guest and her book “The Client Stampede” through her website, social media links and her podcast. Be sure to get your client stampede opportunity score on her website.

Website: http://www.ClientStampede.com
Website: http://www.bolderlouder.com
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-client-stampede-an-unconventional-marketing/id1580763678
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clientstampede
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/julie-guest

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Oct 28, 2021
148 Michelle Teague: How to Communicate More Effectively
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Today’s Smart Person is Michelle Teague who talks about how to communicate more effectively during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She is a speaker and communication expert based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Here are some of the key elements of this conversation between Michelle Teague and Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Michelle’s back story of coming from academia to corporate to entrepreneurship
· The problem of promoting people to positions where they flounder
· A lack of communication and a lack of awareness of different communication styles causes conflict
· The difference between a salesperson and a sales manager
· Good communication skills are vital to being a good leader
· The importance of understanding expressive and receptive communication
· Why telling someone something is different than them hearing what you said
· Tips for making sure that you are heard
· Leadership is not necessarily telling people exactly what to do, it’s empowering them
· Most careers have a variety of ways of getting things done
· Not everybody is like you but that’s okay
· The platinum role: treat others as they would like to be treated
· Encouraging creativity creates a better variety of solutions
· Tools that can help facilitate communication and improve leadership
· The 4 styles of the DISC Assessment Tool
· It is important to have all 4 elements represented in your team
· Why utilizing a paid version of the assessment tool might be a better idea
· The interaction between each of the styles is different
· Texting is difficult because you lose the context

You can learn more about Michelle Teague and A Teague of Your Own through her website and social media:

Website: https://ateagueofyourown.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeagueOfYourOwn
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a-teague-of-your-own/

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Oct 21, 2021
147 Jen Thornton: How to Leverage the Neuroscience of the Brain
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Today we learn about how to leverage the neuroscience of the brain with consultant and speaker Jen Thornton. She is the owner of 304 Coaching which helps leaders build strategies that lead to exponential growth. Based in Texas, she shares an interesting viewpoint and some practical guidelines for dealing with the neuroscience of fear during her interview with Rob Oliver on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast.

Here are several of the points that emerged during the conversation between Jen Thornton and Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· The back story of how Jen got to be where she is today
· Approaching leadership by looking at how do we lead to ensure that we are delivering business results
· Leadership training is expensive but it pays off if it’s done correctly
· Measuring the ROI on leadership training
· Exploring the feelings of launching your entrepreneurial journey
· Defining the neuroscience of fear
· Our brain is built to protect us, to keep us alive
· Fear is just a chemical reaction
· That chemical reaction impacts our ability to reason
· Conceptualizing the Fear Cycle
· We are the ones who decide how we feel about a situation
· Interpreting things through a fear mindset
· Your brain uses all of its experiences to predict what is going to happen
· The connection between the psychological and the physical
· Asking yourself, “What else could be true?”
· Understanding how your brain affects your quality of life
· Our understanding of the brain has truly grown in the last 25 years
· Everyone has a unique mind map
· The functions of the brain are similar between humans
· Changing your mindset to, “What can go right?” (What is the best case scenario?)
· Considering a trickle down fear mindset
· Handling the fallout when things don’t go as you would like

You can learn more about Jen Thornton through her website or on LinkedIn:

Website: https://304coaching.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferrthornton/

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Oct 14, 2021
146 Angie: How to Start and Grow Your Own Podcast
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Angie (with only one name) joined Rob Oliver to talk about how to start and grow your own podcast on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Originally from Belgium, she now lives in the UK. She is both a podcast host and a mentor to aspiring podcasters. She provides practical strategies as well as affordable suggestions for equipment.

Here are a few of the highlights to listen for in this conversation between Angie and Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· How Angie decided to have her own podcast (and how she named it)
· Everything we go through is an opportunity to expand our knowledge
· The first step to getting guests on your podcast
· Handling the doubts about what you can accomplish
· The concept of over share hangover
· Defining the line for what you are willing to share what you are not willing to share
· Hearing about others struggles creates a relationship
· The power of just being yourself on your podcast
· You know need to be perfect, you just need to start
· Getting the right equipment at the right price
· Knowing how to use the equipment is more important than the equipment
· You may already have some of the equipment
· How many episodes you should record before you start
· Utilizing free software for your podcast
· Remember to record on separate tracks!
· The main filter to consider when you’re thinking of starting a podcast
· You don’t have to be everywhere, choose wisely!
· A few marks of a good podcast host
· Listening is one of the most important tools
· The art of generating new content
· What are people coming to you for? What questions are they asking you?

You can find out more about Angie, her podcast and her services through her website and social media:

Website: https://www.learnpodcasting.online/
Website: https://www.angie-s.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TooOld4thisSht
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beingangie111/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toooldforthisshitpodcast/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beingangie/

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Oct 07, 2021
145 Nancy Giere: How to Improve Your Business Through Online Learning
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On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver talks to Nancy Giere about how to improve your business through online learning. Nancy shows how online learning is effective for lead generation, employee retention and performance improvement. Her insights into online learning are simple, practical and profound!

Here are a few points to listen for in this conversation between Nancy Giere and Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

  • The good old days of floppy disks and ASCII images
  • The powerful tools that are readily accessible and available today for online training
  • The steps of developing an online course
  • Why the introduction is the last thing you should write
  • The primary question of all educational activities – What transformation will take place during this course?
  • The Harrison Ford story
  • Structuring your online course to get your learners to where they need to be
  • Assessing the platform that you use to host your training
  • Using online learning for lead generation
  • Nurturing doesn’t just bring you leads, it builds customer relationships
  • A quick case study in lead generation
  • Looking at the different types of Learning Management Systems
  • Different platforms that can be used
  • Looking at the differences between the platforms
  • Assessing the feasibility of your course concept
  • Finding out what your customers actually want
  • Properly pricing your online course offering
  • Finding add on services to upsell your customers
  • Calculating the amount of time it’s going to take you
  • The value of repurposing material

You can find out more about Nancy Giere through her website, social media or go old school and call her. Take advantage of her free e-book offer.

Website:  https://nancygiere.com/
Phone: 414-315-9809
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.giere
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancygiere/
Free E-book: https://nancy-giere.newzenler.com/f/easy-steps-to-create-training-that-sells

Here are the names of the various platforms that Nancy mentioned:

New Zenler
Kajabi
Kartra
Thinkific
Teachable

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Sep 30, 2021
144 Gee Ranasinha: How to Evaluate Your Marketing
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On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver talks with Gee Ranasinha about how to evaluate your marketing. Gee has been in the marketing field for many years. He helped found a marketing agency that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners. Additionally, he is a professor at a European business school.

Here are some of the high points from Rob Oliver and Gee Ranasinha’s discussion on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Gee Ranasinha’s back story and journey to where he is today
· A reminder of who was successful in the early stages of the Internet
· The importance of having business expectations for your marketing
· Remembering what marketing is truly about
· Marketing isn’t marketing if it doesn’t sell anything
· The difference between brand awareness and direct response marketing
· Your customers are the ones that control your “brand”
· We expect more from brands that are known
· There needs to be a balance between brand awareness and sales activation
· Brand awareness is a “longer burn”
· As brand awareness increases, customer acquisition costs go down
· Modern marketing is more concerned with efficiency than effectiveness
· Chasing efficiency metrics makes you look like your competition
· The pizza delivery analogy
· COVID has forced businesses to readjust their internal compass
· Everybody wants to be noticed but nobody wants to stand out
· The most dangerous thing you can do as a marketer is to not stand out
· The average tenure of a CMO is about 18 months
· Tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners
· Set a target and track your actions
· Ask yourself, “What do I expect from my marketing?”
· Marketing needs to follow your business plan

You can find out more about Gee Ranasinha and his organization through his website and social media.

Website: https://kexino.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KEXINO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KEXINO
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearekexino/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranasinha

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Sep 23, 2021
143 Kelly Cooper: How to Create an Inclusive Environment in Your Organization
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On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Kelly Cooper shares how to create an inclusive environment in your organization. With her background in male-dominated fields, she has the insights to explain how to do it and why (and it’s not just because it’s the right thing to do, she explains why it makes financial sense as well.)

Here are some highlights from Rob Oliver’s conversation with Kelly Cooper on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Applying principles of environmental conservancy to social settings
· Diversity, equity and inclusion is not a women’s issue, it is an everyone issue
· Everyone suffers in a toxic work environment
· Disabilities include both seen and unseen disabilities
· This is more than a “feel-good” investment, there are real financial benefits
· The more views you have within your organization, the broader the audience you serve
· An inclusive environment cuts down on turnover
· It all starts with the executive leadership team and works down from there
· The benefits of a function based job description
· Quick tips for promoting an inclusive environment in your organization
· How do we do this so white middle-age men aren’t always the bad guys?
· It’s not about bad guys, it’s a new way of thinking
· It’s not just women who are experiencing this

You can learn more about Kelly Cooper and her book through her website and social media links:

Website: http://www.centreforsocialintelligence.ca/
Book: https://www.amazon.com/author/cooperke
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cooper-6b742966/

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Sep 16, 2021
142 Joe Balestrino: How to Use Online Paid Advertising Without Going Broke
2012

The guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Joe Balestrino who talks about how to use online paid advertising without going broke. Joe talks with Rob Oliver about pay per click advertising, Google AdSense and how to understand where your advertising spending is going and what revenue it is generating.

Here are a few things that Joe Balestrino and Rob Oliver talked about during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· How Joe progressed from a web designer to an SEO guru
· Finding the right information on the Internet
· The 3 different places you can show up in Google search
· Ranking for a keyword does not guarantee sales
· Pay per click advertising is trackable and shows you where sales come from
· You can’t assume you know what people want
· The importance of understanding who your demographic is
· Accurate tracking is the key to successful PPC campaigns
· How to use tracking phone numbers
· The right ratio for advertising expense versus revenue generated
· Sometimes, it takes a little while to fine tune your advertising
· It’s not about cost per click, it’s about cost per lead or cost per sale
· A few things to look for when you are working with an agency
· The initial investment in finding the correct keywords is essential
· Think about the lifetime value of a customer

You can find out more information about Joe Balestrino on his website and social media.

Website: https://joebalestrino.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joeybalestrino
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joebalestrino/

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Sep 09, 2021
141 Jennifer Darling: How to Sell on LinkedIn Without Being Sleazy
2003

If you’re on LinkedIn, Jennifer Darling is your smart person! She shared how to sell on LinkedIn without being sleazy on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. He was a refreshing conversation with a reminder that sales start with relationships and relationships start with service. Jennifer Darling not only shares great information, she provides a fantastic example on her own LinkedIn profile.

Here are some of the points to ponder from Rob Oliver’s interview of Jennifer do on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Jennifer’s journey from studying television advertising in college to becoming a LinkedIn expert
· The National Speakers Association teaches people about the business of speaking
· How LinkedIn is different from other social media platforms
· Using LinkedIn without being sleazy or smarmy
· A strategy that avoids using cold outreach and has people coming to you instead
· The 3 principles of successful LinkedIn marketing
· Putting content on LinkedIn that provides value for your connections
· Every piece of content has a call to action, a “next step”
· How to avoid “pitch slapping” potential clients
· The key goal in optimizing for LinkedIn is generating referrals
· The truth about LinkedIn Groups
· Your articles and documents live on LinkedIn but lead to your website
· The 4 surprisingly simple tools of successfully using LinkedIn
· Properly using your profile banner
· Creating a powerful headline that explains what you do
· Utilizing the featured items section for maximum impact
· Don’t post and ghost – build relationships

You can learn more about Jennifer Darling by connecting with her on LinkedIn! Be sure to get her profile checklist.

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jenniferdarlingspeaks/

As promised, here is the link to Roma’s Pizza in Kalamazoo Michigan.

http://www.romaspizzakalamazoo.com/

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Sep 02, 2021
140 Linsi Brownson: How to be Productive and Not Just Busy
1941

The smart person on this episode of the Learning from Smart Full Podcast with Rob Oliver is Linsi Brownson. She talked about how to be productive and not just busy. She is a fellow podcaster, you can hear the “Be Brilliant In Your Business Podcast” on most of the major podcast platforms. Linsi browse and is also a coach who helps overwhelmed entrepreneurs.

Here are a few of the items Linsi Brownson and Rob Oliver talked about during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Considering the reason why entrepreneurs start a business
· Your business is there to support your life not the other way around
· Where does achievement come from?
· The cataclysmic cocktail of overwhelm
· Linsi says put happiness as your top priority
· Productivity is about what you are producing – it’s about results
· The impact of being in a negative emotional state
· Your short-term actions need to align with your long-term goals
· Emotions are what motivate us to perform an action
· Thoughts create feelings, feelings create emotions, emotions create action, action creates results
· The powerless of not being able to control the process
· Intrinsic motivation versus external motivation
· “How do I want to feel?” Is the question to start off with
· Your feelings come from your thoughts and you can feel them at any time

You can find more about Linsi Brownson through her website and her social media.

Website: https://www.linsibrownson.com/
Freebie: https://www.linsibrownson.com/30-day-done
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SparkCollaborative
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Aug 26, 2021
139 April Lynn James: How to Play It Forward
1965

April Lynn James joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to play it forward. It was a conversation about how to enhance creativity and create a connection to joy. April James is an extremely creative person and is the corporeal portion of April plus Madison. I’ll admit, I didn’t understand that at first but she explains it all in this episode of Learning from Smart People.

Here are several of the important points from Rob Oliver’s interview of April Lynn James:

· The originating story of Madison Hatta
· The power of being creative
· Recognizing that everyone does things their own way
· Hearing the message – “Music is a hobby, not a career.”
· The value of being creative for yourself
· Making the connection to joy
· The PLAY framework
· Positivitea, Listening to good music, Awe, Yoga
· Helping people move away from focusing on the negative
· Affirmations and mirror play, let the mirror be your friend
· April’s definition of good music
· Awe is opening up to inspiration
· Works of inspiration before perspiration
· Finding ways to move that are enriching to the body

You can learn more about April Lynn James and Madison Hatta through her website and social media:

Website: http://aprilplusmadison.com
Ebook: http://TenWaystoPlayItForward.com
Website
: https://www.aprillynnjames.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/April-plus-Madison-1414392788775159
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprillynnjames/

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Aug 19, 2021
138 Jacqui Letran: How to Take Control of Your Mindset
2229

The smart person on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Jacqui Letran. She is a multi-award-winning author, speaker and healer. She talks with Rob Oliver about how to take control of your mindset. During the interview she offers insights and advice on identifying where you are and figuring out the steps to get to where you want to be. She is also the founder of Healing Minds.

Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Jacqui Letran discussed during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· The power of mindset
· Jacqui’s personal story of dealing with depression and anxiety
· The where is your straw concept (have you heard that one before?
· How you can create a shift in your own mindset
· Looking inward instead of looking outward
· My social media is not a true reflection of people’s lives
· Stop comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to you
· There are only 4 problems that people face
· I’m not good enough, I’m not worthy, I’m not loved and I’m not safe
· When you think something, your mind looks for evidence to prove you are right
· Often your beliefs come from trauma (not necessarily major trauma, just negative experiences)
· The importance of self-awareness and keeping an open mind
· Your beliefs create a program in your mind that runs subconsciously
· Fear and avoidance are powerful coping mechanisms
· Awareness is the first step
· Defining where you want to go
· You are the boss of your own mind
· Using affirmations to open yourself to change
· The key to making affirmations work
· Baby stepping your affirmations, aligning them properly

You can learn more about Jacqui Letran through her website and social media. Check out her e-book about 6 ways to conquer your inner critic.

Website: http://www.JacquiLetran.com
Offer: http://www.jacquiletran.com/f/conqueryourinnercritic
Facebook
:  Https://facebook.com/JacquiLetran
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Aug 12, 2021
137 Glennette Goodbread: How to Create a Website that Converts
2001

Rob Oliver interviews Glennette Goodbread on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Glennette shares how to build a website that converts. She has over 20 years of experience in the web design and search engine optimization arena and helps her clients generate more leads and grow their businesses through their website.

On a side note, beginning with this episode, Learning from Smart People will only be releasing one episode per week, every Thursday. Enjoy this episode and we will see you next week.

Here are a few of the topics that Glennette Goodbread and Rob Oliver discussed on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· How Glennette switched from accounting to creating websites
· Websites are not like Field of Dreams – build it and they will come
· The difference between web design and search engine optimization
· Identifying the “Who” – finding your CLIENT
· Looking at your client’s character, lifestyle, income, engagement, need and time
· Optimizing for search engines or for people?
· Ultimately, it’s about lead generation
· The four levels of client awareness
· Looking at the intent of the searcher
· Differentiating yourself from your competition
· Identifying your USP
· Why your website needs to be conversion centric
· Having a website is just the first step, keyword research is the next
· Defining longtail phrases
· Thinking about the offer that you are going to make on your website
· Evaluating the effectiveness of your website

You can learn more about Glennette Goodbread and her services through her website and social media. She is also offering a free “discovery call” and a free e-book:

Website: https://www.premiumwebdesign.com
Webinar: https://rapidredesignnow.com/registration
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/premiumweb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/premiumwebdesignandhosting
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/premiumweb/

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Aug 05, 2021
136 Gunther Mueller: How to Live the Life You Have Always Wanted
2075

Gunther Mueller talks about how to live the life you have always wanted on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. He has developed the 5-Step Magnetic Mind Method and shared some of the concepts during the discussion. He has a background as an entrepreneur and has applied many of the lessons learned from the business world to his concept.

Here are a few of the topics that Gunther Mueller and Rob Oliver discussed:

· A reminder about why we need to learn from Smart People
· Gunther’s entrepreneurial journey
· The danger of not listening to our own voice
· Everything you learn is learned through failure
· Identifying self sabotaging thought patterns and behavior
· The only power we have is the power to choose
· We create reality through our intention
· Everything that has been created has been created twice
· Figuring out your true desire
· Choosing the end result is the first step
· You are responsible for your own choices
· Becoming aware of the subconscious programs in your mind
· What you focus on grows
· Top creative stances
· How this plays out for people of faith
· How we choose to live has consequences
· There are only 2 things in the universe: information and energy
· The how is not as important as the where
· The path to your goal is your choice
· Avoiding value judgments on the things we experience

You can find out more about Gunther Mueller and Dream Life Masters through his website. There are videos and other information available for download. Additionally, he has given a tremendous discount on a session with him at Quest for the Quan.

Session: http://questforthequan.com
Website: https://DreamLifeMasters.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mueller.gunther/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gunthermueller/

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Jul 29, 2021
135 Michelle Thompson: How to Grow Your Business by Outsourcing and Delegation
1949

Michelle Thompson joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to grow your business by outsourcing and delegating. Her back story demonstrates how she had no choice but to learn the art of delegation after she experienced a stroke when she was 36 years old. She is now an expert on delegation and outsourcing. Her insights are practical and insightful.

Here are some high points from Rob Oliver and Michelle Thompson’s conversation on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Michelle’s story of having a stroke at age 36
· Learning how to compensate for the brain damage
· Realizing that being alive is a gift
· How she became efficient at delegating
· Facilitating the conveyance of expectations (a.k.a. training)
· The 3 questions you need to evaluate your actions
· Examples of how you can partially delegate
· Why outsourcing is actually extremely cost-effective
· Freeing up your brain capacity as an added benefit
· Working smarter not harder
· Creating a step-by-step procedure guide
· Quick wins for freeing up your time and creating revenue-generating actions
· Creating the list of things that need to be done
· Using technology and people to get things done
· The art of “time blocking” (it increases efficiency!)
· The difference between repetitive tasks and one offs
· Testing the potential applicants
· Implementing a vetting system
· Where to find your virtual assistants
· Paying your virtual assistant a livable wage

You can find out more about outsourcing and delegation on Michelle Thompson’s website. You can also connect with her on social media. Be sure to download the free time audit to assess what you can delegate and outsource.

Website: http://awesomeoutsourcing.co/
Download: http://awesomeoutsourcing.co/taskdiscovery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diakonos23
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleethompson/

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Jul 27, 2021
134 Katrina Sawa: How to Jumpstart Your Business
2005

On this episode of the Learning from Smart People podcast, Rob Oliver interviews Katrina Sawa about how to Jumpstart Your Business. Katrina is a coach and consultant that helps entrepreneurs build moneymaking businesses. She shared great insights and practical tips for startups and established companies on how to put your business on autopilot and make your profits soar.

Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Katrina Sawa covered in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Who needs to jumpstart their business?
· Assessing your business when you are feeling burnt out
· The importance of taking a step back
· Looking for things you can delegate
· The importance of having someone on the outside looking in
· Addressing the concerns of delegation
· Why virtual assistants make sense (and dollars and cents)
· You are the salesperson
· Tips for thinking about your sales team
· Having your business on autopilot – what does it mean?
· Utilizing the right technology in your final
· The importance of all of your technology communicating
· You need an expert to help you evaluate your business needs
· Having a tech expert help you, not a salesperson
· The value of software that is user-friendly
· Making your business support your lifestyle
· It starts with evaluating, how do you want to live?
· Your business needs to evolve as your life evolves

Take advantage of the free resources that Katrina Sawa offered by checking out her website. I would encourage you to connect with her on social media as well. You should think about the benefits of a call with her.

Website: https://jumpstartyourbiznow.com/
Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/KatrinaSawa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katrinasawa/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrinasawa/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrinasawa/

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Jul 22, 2021
133 Ryan Reger: How to Make a Comfortable Living Completely Online
1958

Ryan Reger talks with Rob Oliver about how to make a comfortable living completely online during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Ryan and his wife Melanie have been doing this since 2008. There are number of ways to do it and he shares an overview as well as some specific steps to take if you would like to make a living online.

Here are a few of the things that Rob Oliver and Ryan Reger covered in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· A brief discussion on football
· People don’t dislike people who are not successful
· How Ryan made the jump to working online full-time
· His first online business – selling furniture
· Doing something that matches your skills and is needed in the world
· The skill of teaching is more important than knowledge of subject
· The 3 main ways to make money online
· You can start a business by selling the things you don’t use in your home
· The pyramid of selling physical items online
· What are people coming to you for advice on? You can sell that
· Suggestions for virtual products and/or services
· The initial investment can be as low as $0
· The difference between DIY and DFY
· Where to set up your online presence
· Identifying your target customer
· Is there a difference between sales and service?
· Earning certificates of appreciation

You can learn more about Ryan Reger through his website. You can also get a copy of his book for free there. He also answers every one of his emails personally…

Website: http://ryanreger.com/
Free Book: http://streamsofincome.com/ebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Reger
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ryanreger
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanreger_tx/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanreger/

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Jul 20, 2021
132 Alison Vidotto: How to Create Systems for Business Success
1952

On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast my guest is Alison Vidotto. Alison talked with Rob Oliver about how to create systems for business success. She has the experience as a business owner as well as a coach and trainer.

Here are a few of the topics covered in the conversation between Alison Vidotto and Rob Oliver:

· The origin of “Push Business”
· Having systems in place helps with the pivot during crisis
· The key during crisis is survival
· The consequences of entrepreneurs being isolated
· What does it mean to be online?
· The 3 ways you can bring traffic in online
· Tips for starting and growing an email list
· Everybody’s list started small
· Getting to know your ideal client
· Defining the 6 areas of pain for your clients
· Creating structures for your business
· Repurposing content – now what are you going to do?
· Everything you do in business works towards your end goal
· The 80/20 principle of social media
· The importance of having a call to action on everything
· It’s not about the number of followers, it’s about the level of connection
· How you sell something depends on who you are selling to
· “If it’s worth doing twice, it’s worth having a system in place”
· Simple steps for creating a system that anybody can follow
· Determining what you can’t let other people do
· The importance of communicating in your own voice
· Nobody was born a leader – everybody can learn
· If you are not leading, somebody else will

If you would like to learn more about Alison Vidotto on her website and through her social media. You can also take advantage of the free download she has offered:

Download: https://www.pushbusinessonline.com/SocialMediaChecklist
Website
: http://www.pushbusinesstraining.com  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlisonVidotto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Push.Small.Business.Training
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pushbusinesstraining/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonvidotto/

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Jul 15, 2021
131 Marvin Greene: How Technology Builds Relationships and Communities
2016

Marvin Green joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how technology builds relationships and communities. Marvin is an IT specialist from Pittsburgh and has some practical understanding of the interaction between technology, values and relationships.

Here are a few of the topics that Marvin Green and Rob Oliver discussed in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· Happy birthday to me!
· Humans are the most important part of the technology set up
· Technology can either divide or connect people
· Video calls allow us a glimpse into others’ homes and lives
· That insight humanizes people
· Values are everything!
· The importance of being helpful and grateful
· IT starts with relationships and ends with results
· Relationships are built more easily with people with similar values
· The definition of “vulnerability trust”
· Actions carry respect and results are what really matter
· Metrics are key to measuring your success in meeting your goals
· The ultimate goal is “culture goals”
· The impact of technological advancement on “real people”
· Relationships require work
· Understanding your “business environment”
· Your numbers tell stories in your business environment brings those stories to life
· The stories are what drives your business
· Answers are directional, not right or wrong
· Technology exists to serve humanity

You can find out more about Marvin Green, his business and services through his website and social media. Take advantage of his offer to do an IT evaluation for your organization.

Website: https://www.triumphantds.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/triumphantds
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/67904385

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Jul 13, 2021
130 Melissa Del Toro Schaffner: How to Empower Young People to Pursue Their Dreams
2265

In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver, Melissa Del Toro Schaffner talks about how to empower young people to pursue their dreams. She has created a coloring book to encourage girls to pursue occupations that are not stereotypically thought of as jobs for women. It is a powerful interview on a topic that is so important.

Here are a few of the high points of this conversation between Melissa Del Toro Schaffner and Rob Oliver:

· Melissa’s experiences on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
· Transitioning from an electrical engineer to an entrepreneur
· Appreciation for people performing analytical jobs
· There is no right or wrong way to become an entrepreneur
· The important thing about your entrepreneurial journey is to start it
· Creating a business that fits with your lifestyle
· Dealing with emotions and mental conditions
· The importance of empowering women
· The creative process of making a coloring book
· One of the motivating factors for starting this podcast
· If no one who looks like you is doing what you want to do, be the first!
· Finding the convergence of your skills and your interests
· How to leave footprints for others to follow
· Breaking down the constructs of limitation
· What does empowerment mean?
· Who needs to be empowered?
· Everybody needs empowerment at some point
· The power of “feelings”

You can find more about Melissa Del Toro Schaffner on her website and social media. You can also check out her podcast.

Website: https://www.melissadeltoro.com
Coloring Book: https://www.amazon.com/Careers-Little-Sisters-coloring-inspiration/dp/1535332883
Coloring Book
(Spanish): https://www.amazon.com/Profesi%C3%B3nes-para-Nuestras-Ni%C3%B1as-inspiraci%C3%B3n/dp/154284200X/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissaideltoro
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissadeltorointernational
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissadeltoro_voiceover
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaideltoro/

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Jul 08, 2021
129 Meridith Alexander: How to See the Possibilities that Exist
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Meridith Alexander shared the story of her daughter Schuyler on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She talked about how to see the possibilities that exist, even in the most difficult circumstances. Meridith received the phone call that every parent dreads! Her daughter Schuyler had been injured during a trip to South America. Meridith chose to put everything that she had learned theoretically about the “Inner Game” to practical use in helping her daughter.

Here are a few of the points covered in this conversation between Rob Oliver and Meridith Alexander:

• The back story of what happened with her daughter Schuyler
• Receiving bad news about your child as a parent
• Moving past denial
• The power of relationships as seen by a single post on Facebook
• Pushing beyond the urge to pull the covers over your head in a crisis
• Powerlessness: the worst of all the emotions
• Not being a second victim but leading the team’s vision
• The update on where Schuyler is today
• Focusing on assets rather than deficits
• Attracting the right action
• The power of the word “Is”
• How your mind is like a jukebox
• Actively participating in our own thoughts
• How you handle an “earworm”
• Why creativity used to be a bad thing
• The beauty of the diversity of the human race
• Having a vision to see the possibilities
• The biggest lessons from Schuyler’s experience
• Making the little shift from in possible to I’m possible
• Choosing to not accept societal limitations 

You can find out more about Meridith Alexander and “The Sky’s the Limit” on her website, social media and Amazon.

Website: http://www.gritmindsetacademy.com
Strategy Call: https://bit.ly/GoEpicNow
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/schuyisthelimit
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meridith-alexander-skylimit/
Book: http://bit.ly/OrderSkyStory

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Jul 06, 2021
128 Regina Petersburgsky: How to Start an Amazon Business
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Today’s Smart Person is Regina Petersburgsky. She joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver to talk about how to start an Amazon business. She has an amazing back story of learning a serious work ethic from our parents as her family fled Russia and moved to Australia. Today, she is an Amazon seller and is all about “Women on Amazon”

During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver and Regina Petersburgsky cover:

· Regina’s story of moving to Australia as a refugee
· Nothing comes to you without effort
· Entrepreneurship is the only option for some people
· How Regina honed her people skills
· Why she chose to own a retail business
· Shifting gears when your business doesn’t fit with your life
· The opportunity of building a business on Amazon
· Private Label as a sales structure
· Using the right training course to learn
· Juggling all of the moving parts
· Celebrating “Women on Amazon”
· Finding the right websites for connecting with manufacturers
· What to do if you are at the “idea” stage for a product
· Other business structures for doing business on Amazon
· Starting an Amazon business using “Sweat Equity”
· Utilizing the Kindle Direct Printing program
· How to use third-party vendors on Amazon
· The art of arbitrage
· Working with wholesalers to sell on Amazon
· Selling your business to a private equity company

You can learn more about Regina Petersburgsky on Facebook. There is also a link to a PDF download of the 7 different Amazon business models.

Website: http://www.womenonamazon.com
Download: https://bit.ly/models7
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenonamazon
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-peterburgsky

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Jul 01, 2021
127 Tiara M Tucker: How to be an Empowerment Connector
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Tiara M Tucker joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to be an empowerment connector. Tiara wears a number of “tiaras” but is most passionate about empowering other people and helping them to connect with the world around them. She is also the founder of the “Speak That! Movement”.

Here are several things that Rob Oliver and Tiara M Tucker covered in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· Turning a passion into a career
· Building a brand starts with individual actions
· There is more than one way to start a business
· The difference between “titles” and “what you do”
· What is an “empowerment connector”?
· Getting connected to other people, resources, communities and yourself
· The opposite of them being empowered
· Empowerment doesn’t have an impact until you make it personal
· The difference between motivation and empowerment
· The snowball effect of empowerment
· Empowerment shows up in different ways for different people
· Sometimes we put power into the hands of people that don’t deserve it
· Using function based job descriptions
· Counteracting bias and inequality
· Mental health and empowerment
· Not allowing other people’s opinions to shape our self-image
· The value of self talk
· Dream it, believe it, speak it, walk it
· Dreams only come true with action
· The definition of faith

You can connect with Tiara M Tucker through her website and social media and learn about the Speak That Movement. Be sure to take advantage of her offer of a free discovery session.

Website: https://www.tiaraprnetwork.com/
Website: https://www.speakthatmovement.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TiaraMTucker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speakthatmovement/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/letsspeakthat
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiaramtucker

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Jun 29, 2021
126 Matt Franklin: How to Prepare for Retirement as an Entrepreneur
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Matt Franklin joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to prepare for retirement as an entrepreneur. Matt also talked about his experiences on Shark Tank and how his success there propelled him to do what he is doing today. According to Matt Franklin, he is the only Shark Tank contestant who has been punched by another Shark Tank contestant. Seriously, you have to listen to the podcast to hear his story.

Here are a few of the topics Rob Oliver and Matt Franklin discussed on this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· Matt Franklin’s Shark Tank Experience
· Making statements that that elicit a response
· How to prepare for Shark Tank
· Adversity turns into opportunity
· Getting punched by another Shark Tank contestant
· Hard lessons about financial responsibility
· Teaching others about retirement based on his own experiences
· The power of personality and rapport in business
· Developing a “pleasing personality”
· Building a foundation of being likable
· It’s all about personality and selling yourself
· Why entrepreneurs are not good at retirement planning
· Tips for entrepreneurs to plan for retirement

You can find out more about the Rogue Retirement Lounge and Matt Franklin through the links below:

Website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bottlerocketlabs/

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Jun 24, 2021
125 Sean Lardo: How to Build Relationships that Matter in Business and in Life
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Today’s topic is how to build relationships that matter in business and in life with Sean Lardo. During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver and Sean Lardo talk about the interesting story of how they were connected and Sean shares his insights into the importance of the relationships that you form in your personal life and in your business. His insights are based on 9 years of military service as well as many years in the business world.

Here are some high points from the conversation between Sean Lardo and Rob Oliver:

· How Sean and I met and why he is on the podcast
· Why this may be the best episode of Learning from Smart People ever!
· What Sean Lardo learned during his time in the Army
· The definition of humility
· The return on investment from selfless service
· Sean’s definition of success in business
· The importance of culture
· “No pain, no gain!” In your business
· What makes a good mentor/mentee relationship
· How do the people around you see you?
· Learning from negative feedback
· The difference between generic feedback and specific instance feedback
· Building relationships in business
· Developing a positive attitude
· The only thing you can control is your attitude
· Making sure your kids know they are welcome and loved

You can find out more about Sean Lardo and OIT VoIP through the links below:

Website:  http://www.oit.co
Twitter: https://go.oit.co/twitter
Facebook: https://go.oit.co/facebook
Instagram: https://go.oit.co/instagram
Linkedin: https://go.oit.co/linkedin
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/oitvoip

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Jun 22, 2021
124 Christina Eanes: How to Grow Yourself and Your Business Through Escape Rooms
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver is former FBI violent crimes analyst Christina Eanes. She talked about how to grow yourself and your business through escape rooms. After developing her problem-solving abilities in the FBI, she has become a speaker, trainer and author to help people increase their self-awareness and strengthen the teams in the workplace utilizing escape rooms.

Here are a few of the topics that Christina Eanes and Rob Oliver covered in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Christina Eanes' background as a FBI violent crimes analyst
· The reminder that it's all about perspective
· A transition in the type of training
· Christina's target market for training
· Utilizing escape rooms as a development tool
· Escape rooms as a tool for self awareness not just entertainment
· Perception is reality
· An escape room can also be done virtually
· How emotional intelligence fits into escape room behavior
· Understanding the strengths of your team
· The importance of intention in reaching your goal
· Assessing new members of the team
· Adjusting your role depending on your team members
· Building rapport with the Game Master (developing leadership!)
· Characteristics of a good leader
· Learning from failure, an undervalued tool
· The power of the growth mindset versus the fixed mindset
· Developing teams, skills and leadership in a safe environment
· Reflecting on what you learned after the escape room experience
· Watching the recording or getting a report from the game master
· The difference between what we are doing and how we are being
· The importance of including everyone as part of the team

You can find out more about Christina Eanes and her speaking, training and books through her websites. Follow her on social media as well.

Website: https://lifeisanescaperoom.com
Website: https://christinaeanes.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/christinaeanes
Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/christinaeanes

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Jun 17, 2021
123 Dorit Sasson: An Overview of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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Today’s smart person is Dorit Sasson from SEO Magic with an overview of Search Engine Optimization (SEO.) During this interview on the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver and Dorit go over the nuts and bolts of optimizing your website for Google. If you have a website, you need to hear what she has to say.

Here are some of the topics covered by Rob Oliver and Dorit Sasson on this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· What is search engine optimization? (SEO)
· The power of content and keywords
· The value of connections over keywords
· What you need to know about your audience
· Avoiding burnout and overwhelm from your website
· The SEO learning curve
· Things you need to embrace
· Common mistakes and how to avoid them
· Tools for helping with your search engine optimization
· Succeeding when you are not a copywriter
· Creating an optimized YouTube video
· Competitive research – what are the other people in your niche doing?
· Current best practices for search engine optimization
· The hidden value of an FAQ
· Standing out as unique and different
· Putting your expertise into practical use
· It’s all about creating connections

You can learn more about Dorit Sasson and SEO Magic through her website and social media. Check out her webinar as well. It may be what you need to know to optimize your own website.

Website: https://www.doritsasson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoritSassonauthorAccidentalSoldier
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doritsassonwrites/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doritsasson/

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Jun 15, 2021
122 Denise Sinkavich: How to Supercharge Your Website for Google
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Denise Sinkavich talks about how to supercharge your website for Google and other search engines on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She started out making websites to communicate with fellow hockey families and turned it into a business, DDS Web Design. If you have questions about search engine optimization, website security or just setting up a website, you’ve come to the right place!

During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Denise Sinkavich and Rob Oliver talk about the following:

· The origin of DDS Web Design
· Who DDS Web Design serves
· Why you need a website
· What should be on your website and why
· Adapting to voice search in creating content and search engine optimization
· The importance of consistency across physical location, online presence, branding and social media
· Should you write content for your customers or for the search engines?
· Finding the balance between text and images
· Putting key phrases in the background of your website to optimize for search engines
· The importance of page titles
· Tools to help you create a relevant website
· The importance of Google reviews
· Make sure your website is responsive (a.k.a. mobile friendly)
· Tips for securing your website
· The danger of being “blackballed”
· Understanding the search engine timeline
· Steps to take if you don’t have a website
· How to help a website that is not performing well

You can find out more about Denise Sinkavich and DDS Web Design on their website. She is offering a PDF Tip Sheet as well as a free Search Engine Analysis of your website. I would encourage you to connect with her on social media as well.

Website: https://www.ddswebdesign.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ddswebdesign
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-sinkavich-3bb08a7b/

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Jun 10, 2021
121 Diane Breaux (The Pickle Lady): How to Build a Unique Brand
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver interviews the Pickle Lady – Diane Breaux and her husband Randal about how to build a unique brand. Diane Breaux is a real estate agent in the Prescott Arizona area who has developed her personal brand as the Pickle Lady. She has grown her business to the point that she now has a team supporting her. The Pickle Lady and her team are known as the Pickle Brigade.

Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and the Pickle Lady (Diane Breaux) cover in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· The origin of the Pickle Lady
· Separating yourself from your competition
· Growing a business from a part-time job to a multiperson team
· Capitalizing on each team member’s abilities and strengths
· The importance of building trust with customers (and with team members)
· Marketing is getting someone’s attention
· Building a brand is multifaceted: name, logo, identity, uniqueness
· Dealing with the embarrassment of having a unique brand
· Successful branding keeps you front of mind
· Simple works!
· Everybody has a role to play on the team, not just the lead singer
· It’s important that the pickles are good!
· Back up your branding with fantastic service
· Building your business by building relationships
· Being authentic with yourself
· It is as important to reap how the people you don’t want to work with as it is to attract the ones you do
· Using a “slow burn” technique in marketing
· Where she got the pickle recipe

You can find out more about Diane and Randall Breaux, the Pickle Lady, on their website and through their social media. Be sure to check out their weekly video as well.

Website: https://Pickle411.com   
Website: https://PrescottPickleLady.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottPickleLady

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Jun 08, 2021
120 Lori Ball: How to Use Your Experiences with Adversity to Help Others
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Lori Ball joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver to talk about how to use your experiences with adversity to help others. She has a cancer survivor who formed Faith and Gratitude, a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving cancer patients and their caregivers. The organization provides resources gathered from Lori’s experiences, most of which were not easily accessible during her treatment.

Here are a few of the things that Lori Ball and Rob Oliver talk about on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· A self-diagnosis of ovarian cancer
· Empowering yourself in the face of adversity
· Exploring complementary modalities
· Following the path – helping other people
· Why Lori was worried that she wouldn’t get to have chemotherapy
· Only 5% of cancers are genetic
· Using your experiences to benefit others
· Receiving the generic information notebook
· Creating a new binder to serve cancer patients
· Understanding that you are not the only one going through it
· How Lori Ball formed her own 501c(3)
· Providing support, free of charge for cancer patients
· Readjusting the service because of COVID
· Empowering cancer patients to take an active role in their treatment
· Why treatment plans cannot be a “one-size-fits-all” approach
· Your diagnosis will never take away your you-ness

You can learn more about Lori Ball and her nonprofit, Faith and Gratitude, on her website or on social media.

Website: https://faithandgratitude.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/faithandgratitudeinc
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-ball-a3489510/

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Jun 03, 2021
119 Kim Sterry: How to Grow a Side Hustle Business
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Kim Sterry talks about how to grow a side hustle business on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Kim turned a passion for food into a cooking business, delivering high quality homemade food for local customers.

Here are a few of the topics Rob Oliver and Kim Sterry cover in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

· How her business grew from a blog to a pickup kitchen

· Developing signature dishes and outside the box recipes

· Doing what you love and turning it into a business

· Food as a medium for memory making

· Food is also unifier

· Finding the dance in the kitchen

· “Everybody is a foodie”

· Cooking does not need to be complicated

· The dish to start with…

· How cooking together effects your relationships

· Enjoying the fruits of your labor

· Finding inspiration

· Food as a family building foundation

· Time in the kitchen as an opportunity for relationship building

You can learn more about Kim Sterry and Kimmy's Cucina, check out their website and social media:

Website: https://kimmyscucina.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Kimmyscucina
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kimmyscucina

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Jun 01, 2021
118 Wayne Mullins: How to be a Lifelong Learner
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Wayne Mullins talks about how to be a lifelong learner on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. As an entrepreneur and family man he works to build self-awareness and develop himself, his relationships and his business. His strategies are simple, practical and achievable.

In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver and Wayne Mullins talk about the following:

· The origin of the name “Ugly Mug Marketing”
· Wayne’s education in Automobile University
· His recommendation for podcast to learn from
· Why he learns better from reading
· Finding what works best for you as a learner
· The power of intentionality and consistency – The Page A Day Commitment
· Building a habit with micro goals
· Things that are easy to do are easy to NOT do
· Strategies for achieving micro goals
· Wayne’s morning ritual – seven days a week
· Consistency creates miracles
· The difference between a windshield and a rearview mirror
· Framework, strategy and tactic – the train analogy
· The concept of “Seasonal Reading”
· Some book recommendations
· Self-Awareness – who do I want to be?
· Learning to let go of your ego

You can learn more about Wayne Mullins and Ugly Mug Marketing on their website and through social media.

Website: https://www.uglymugmarketing.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uglymugmarketing/

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May 27, 2021
117 Destini Copp: How to Create an Online Course
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If you’re wondering how to build an online course, check out today’s episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Rob Oliver interviews Destini Copp about online education and how to use online courses to build your brand and increase your revenue. Destini Copp is a former college professor who helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their online businesses.

During the conversation between Destini Copp and Rob Oliver you will learn about the following:

· The beginning of the online education concept
· How COVID forced the issue with online courses
· Online courses open your business to new clients
· Online education is a $300 billion business
· Different ways entrepreneurs are building courses online
· Brand building versus revenue producing
· Differentiating yourself from your competition
· Creating different tiers of online courses
· Your current customers are more likely to buy from you again
· The first steps to building an online course
· The value of market research
· Why you need to build your audience first
· Different revenue models for online courses
· Creating a beta course
· How to think about a course outline
· Making the course: slide decks, video, and audio options
· Why short videos work best

You can find out more about Destini Copp through her website and on her social media. I would encourage you to take advantage of the free offers on her website.

Website: https://destinicopp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/destinicopp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destinicopp/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/destinicopp/

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May 25, 2021
116 Tonya Thomas: How to Grow Your Business Using a Virtual Assistant
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On today’s episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Tonya Thomas talks about how to grow your business using a virtual assistant. She talks with Rob Oliver about her virtual assistant company, the services they provide and the impact that it has on her clients. If you have considered the need for delegating some of your responsibilities, check out what she has to say.

Rob Oliver and Tonya Thomas discuss the following concepts during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Keeping your “why” in mind when delegating
· The value of starting small
· Figuring out what you can delegate
· Identifying your “zone of genius”
· Suggestions for delegating to open up your time
· Choosing how you delegate, by project or by the hour
· Developing delegation checkpoints
· How small is too small?
· Realizing the value of the time you are investing in your business
· The value of using outside experts
· Real life examples of things that a virtual assistant can do
· Who are the virtual assistants?
· Using a virtual assistant as the first step in hiring a staff
· Building a relationship with your virtual assistant
· Finding balance in your relationship with your remote employee
· Defining boundaries, roles and tasks
· The onboarding process
· The importance of proper expectations

Check out Tonya Thomas’s podcast “Unbottlenecking Your Business” and take a look at her website and social media.

Website: https://www.teamdelegate.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/446139829909656/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyabthomas/

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May 20, 2021
115 Melanie Colusci: How to Move from Startup to Success
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Today’s episode of Learning from Smart People Podcast features an interview with Melanie Colusci about how to move from start up to success. Rob Oliver and Melanie Colusci talk about how she came to be a 3X business owner and an entrepreneurial coach for female entrepreneurs.

Here are a few of the topics covered by Melanie Colusci and Rob Oliver in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· How Melanie became an entrepreneur
· Why following in your parent’s footsteps isn’t always bad
· The evolution to owning three businesses
· Guidance for entrepreneurs before launching a business
· Melanie’s take on of success
· Up leveling your success
· The importance of a mission and vision statement
· The path to success is one step at a time
· Using non-annualized goals
· Being strategic as an entrepreneur
· Doing the boring stuff matters
· Rewarding yourself for doing what needs to be done
· Finding balance in your business
· Using creative “consequences”
· What to look for in a mastermind group
· The link between marketing and success
· Consistency is the key!
· Don’t lose sight of your mission and vision
· The power of intentionality
· Celebrate your successes

You can connect with Melanie Colusci through her website and her social media. Be sure to take advantage of her free download on marketing.

· Website: https://fromstartuptosuccess.com/
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fromstartuptosuccess
· Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-colusci-880420197/

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· YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

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May 18, 2021
114 Sarah Long: How to Write a Book and Get it Published
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My guest is Sarah Long, author of “College Cooking 101: Fast Food Without a Kitchen.” She joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver to talk about how to write a book and get it published. As an accountant with no writing experience, she managed to get her book published through a traditional publisher and into bookstores across the country.

Here are a few of the topics Sarah long and Rob Oliver discussed during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· The back story on Sarah’s book and why she wrote it
· How she found her unique niche
· Utilizing the tools at hand to cook
· Solving problems with the abilities you have
· How a non-author accountant wrote a book
· Writing a book proposal that gets accepted
· Becoming the solution when none exists
· The business side of a book proposal
· Identifying your target market
· Your nonfiction book can come from your experience solving a problem
· Creative marketing ideas
· Looking at profitability before you start writing
· Developing an eye for opportunity

You can find out more about Sarah and her cookbook through her website and social media links. There is a link to her book on Amazon as well.

 Website: http://www.SarahHLongAuthor.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SarahHLong1
Facebook: http://facebook.com/SarahHLongAuthor   
Instagram: http://instagram.com/CollegeCooking101

Book: https://www.beaconpublishinggroup.com/product-page/college-cooking-101-fast-food-without-a-kitchen

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May 13, 2021
113 Seth Greene: How to Find Your Niche (and Dominate It!)
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Seth Greene joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to find your niche and dominate it. Seth Greene is the founder of Market Domination LLC and is a leader in direct response marketing. He has great insights, actionable ideas and fantastic examples of what he is doing for his clients.

In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver and Seth Greene talk about:

· The definition of direct response marketing
· Your marketing depends on your target and where they hang out
· Properly selecting your target market
· More than finding a niche, find a micro niche
· Your target market needs to know they have a problem and be able to pay you
· Why you need to know your target audience
· A Magical Marketing Proposition
· Testing out your message on your target market
· Scaling your marketing
· Finding partners – co-opetition
· Working with those partners
· Finding one per week, for an entire year
· Identifying your ambassadors
· Developing a partnership plan

You can connect with Seth Greene through his websites. Additionally, you can get his book at a 50% discount and take advantage of the free 15 minute phone call.

Website: http://www.growyourowncult.com

Website: http://www.marketdominationllc.com

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· YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

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May 11, 2021
112 Sandra Younger: How to Turn Adversity into Opportunity
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Today’s guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver is Sandra Younger. She talks about how to turn adversity into opportunity. Her back story is fascinating, she escaped one of the largest wildfires in California history. Drawing from experience, she has learned all about resilience and posttraumatic growth.

Here are a few of the things Sandra Younger and Rob Oliver talk about during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· Sandra’s story of the Fire Outside My Window
· The Bobcat miracle
· Looking for the steps to come back from adversity
· Learning from Viktor Frankl (and I was wrong, Jonathan Livingston Seagull was by Richard Bach)
· We have control over our attitude even when we can’t control our circumstances
· 5 principles of posttraumatic growth
· Victims versus survivors
· Looking for the fire followers (resilience is in our DNA)
· The science of gratitude
· The importance of being patient
· The power of belief
· MJ Callaway episode: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/podcast/mj-callaway/
· Survivors to thrivers to givers to changers
· Accepting help and ask for help when you need it
· You can’t give help if you can’t accept help
· Creating communities and connections
· Choose your story
· The need to keep moving forward

You can connect with Sandra Younger through her website and social media. Be sure to download the guidebook that she mentioned. Check out her book on Amazon as well.

· Website: http://www.SandraYounger.com
· Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJD7D1A/
· Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/syounger
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.m.younger.5
· Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/smyounger
· Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandrayounger/

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· YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

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May 06, 2021
111 Helen Chang: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Toolkit with a Book
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Helen Chang talks about how to build your entrepreneurial toolkit with a book on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She is an award-winning journalist, a best-selling ghostwriter and a truly Smart Person. Helen Chang has an infectious energy and provides a clear rationale as to why a book is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs.

Here are a few of the topics covered by Rob Oliver and Helen Chang in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· How a book fits into an entrepreneur’s “toolbox”
· The two things a book creates
· Creating an ecosystem of products, based on your book
· Helen’s story of how she became a ghostwriter
· Overcoming disappointment and the desire to quit
· Understanding the power of the book
· Using a book as the anchor for your business
· The Create My Book System
· The book creation process to crystallize a system and create intellectual property
· Finding a title that your audience will buy
· How your book can create a brand
· The opportunities that flow from having a brand
· Your book is your “Content Bible”
· Utilizing your “What”, your “Why”, and your “How”
· Creating a waterfall of income from your book
· How your book title can make you stand out
· The elephant story and how it created a brand for an insurance agent
· Mining your wisdom, knowledge and experience and packaging it
· Creating a tribe based on your book
· Being authentic is what truly resonates

You can find out more about Helen Chang through her website and you can get your free gifts from Helen at the links below:

Website: http: //freegiftsfromhelen.com
Website:  www.authorbridgemedia.com
Twitter:   https: //twitter.com/authorbridge
Facebook:  https: //web.facebook.com/AuthorBridgeMedia/   
Instagram: https: //www.instagram.com/authorbridgemedia/
Linkedin:  https: //www.linkedin.com/in/helenchangwriter/

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May 04, 2021
110 Vanessa Zamy: How to Start Your Entrepreneurial Journey While Working Full-Time (and Why!)
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On today’s episode of Learning from Smart People, Vanessa Zamy talks about how to start your entrepreneurial journey while working full-time. This podcast episode is a little longer than usual because there is so much information we couldn’t pack it into 30 minutes. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or are running your own business, there is something in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast for you.

Here is what Vanessa Zamy and Rob Oliver talk about in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

· What makes a good entrepreneur?
· The mindset of a successful entrepreneur
· Starting a business while you still are working
· How your business struggles impact those around you
· The story of Buffo, the World’s Strongest Clown
· Using your day job to finance your entrepreneurial venture
· Eliminating the financial stress of a business startup
· Time management does not exist
· Why entrepreneurs are like a hamster on a wheel
· The difference between being busy and being productive
· The importance of coaching and a support team
· Defining goals by assessing where you want to be in the future
· The six stages of a successful entrepreneurial venture
· Growing your profit!
· The difference between business launch and business development
· Tips for hiring a virtual assistant
· Why it’s important to have a step-by-step plan to reach your vision
· The two key parts of a business – marketing and sales
· Fitting people into the system you have created
· Anyone can be an entrepreneur – follow the business principles!
· Finding the right marketing strategy for you
· Keep it simple and keep it moving
· Transitioning from part-time to full-time entrepreneur
· Optimized boundaries
· Developing a profit driven focus
· Getting the help that you need

You can find out more about Vanessa Zamy through her website and social media. You can also take advantage of her offer of her offer of a free power session.

Website: http://www.vzamy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zamyva/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zamyvanessa/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zamyvanessa/

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Apr 29, 2021
109 Rhonda Williams: How to Live Stress Free
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Rhonda Williams joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver to talk about how to live stress-free. With her background as a medical professional, she understands stress from both sides: experiential and clinical. She has great insights for Recovering Stressed Out Leaders.

Here are a few things that you will learn during this discussion between Rob Oliver and Rhonda Williams:

  • · Where does stress come from
  • · Stress-free does not mean without stress
  • · Becoming a stress ninja
  • · The way the external environment affects us is a choice
  • · The need for self-awareness
  • · How your stress affects those around you
  • · The definition of an R SOUL
  • · Rhonda’s story of reinventing herself
  • · Leaders don’t have to carry all of the stress by themselves
  • · Her definition of leadership
  • · The danger of creating a double negative environment
  • · Stress is bad for your body
  • · Removing the value statements on our external circumstances
  • · How we train our bodies to react to stress
  • · Utilizing emotional intelligence
  • · Recognizing our stress drivers
  • · No one else can make you feel insecure
  • · You can react or you can respond (#itsalwaysyou)
  • · Inside every big problem is a small problem, struggling to get out
  • · The two parts of self-awareness
  • · Tips for self-awareness
  • · The power of inviting feedback
  • · The lost art of listening
  • · Criticizing the mirror

You can connect with Rhonda Williams through her website or on her social media. Be sure to take advantage of her free e-book and her momentum boosting call.

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Apr 27, 2021
108 Jacqueline Wales: How to Live Without Fear
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Today's topic is how to live without fear with Jacqueline Wales. Host Rob Oliver spoke to Miss Wales about the definition of fear and how to overcome the fear that often paralyzes us and keeps us from moving forward. It's a very powerful and relevant episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast.

During this discussion between Rob Oliver and Jacqueline Wales you will learn the following:

  • The definition of fear
  • The power of "seeing differently"
  • Why fear is imagination based
  • The effects of being stuck in uncertainty
  • The present is the only tangible time we have
  • You always have a choice!
  • The fixed mindset versus the growth mindset
  • Jacqueline's belief that the energy you put into the world comes back to you
  • The power of adaptability
  • Being fearless is not the absence of fear, it's their willingness to take the next step
  • Fear lives between your ears
  • Who is doing the talking in your head?
  • Evaluating the questions in your mind… Is it true?
  • Failure is one of the great teachers
  • You have control over you
  • We are all capable of change
  • Change starts with looking at your thinking

You can learn more about Jacqueline Wales on her website or through her social media.

Website: https://thefearlessfactoratwork.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacquelineWales/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelinewales/

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Apr 22, 2021
107 Kelli Komondor & Mj Callaway: Twenty WON Project – Celebrating Resilient Female Entrepreneurs
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This episode of Learning from Smart People features Kelli Komondor and Mj Callaway talking about the Twenty WON Project – celebrating resilient female entrepreneurs. The book project looks at 21 women who were able to do amazingly positive things during 2020, in spite of the pandemic and all of the other obstacles. They did not allow 2020 to defeat them, during 2020 they WON!

Here are a few of the topics Kelli Komondor, Mj Callaway and Rob Oliver discussed on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

  • The origin of the 20 WON concept
  • Celebrating the success of female entrepreneurs
  • The importance of building relationships and expanding your network
  • We can all learn from the success stories being resilient in the adversity of the pandemic
  • The strategy of the Brave Women Project
  • The power of sharing stories
  • Finding the positive, even in the most negative circumstances
  • Celebrating Mj Callaway and her relationship with the Learning from Smart People Podcast
  • The importance of organization and collaboration for completing projects
  • The first step in teambuilding is relationship building
  • Equipping your team with the "tools for success"
  • COVID-19 wasn't the only bad thing that happened in 2020
  • Why it's easier to talk about adversity than it is success
  • Recognizing your strengths and accomplishments without being arrogant

You can connect with the project and with Kelli Komondor and Mj Callaway using the links below. I would encourage you to get the book. It is available for free on April 21, 2021. However, if you miss that, the stories and insights are well worth the cost of the book.

Project: http://www.twentywonbook.com
Kelli: http://www.k2creativellc.com
Mj: http://www.mjcallaway.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwentyWonBook

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Apr 20, 2021
106 Robert MacPhee: How to Make Excellent Decisions
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Robert MacPhee talks about how to make excellent decisions on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Excellent Decisions is not just Robert MacPhee's book, it is his work, his passion, his life and his legacy. We make more decisions than we realize, by developing our values and vision, we can ensure that we are making excellent decisions.

As Rob Oliver mentioned during the open, FeedSpot.com recognized the Learning from Smart People Podcast as one of the "Top 35 Entrepreneurship Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021." (Link below.)

Here are a few of points to listen for in this conversation between Robert MacPhee and Rob Oliver.

  • The background of Excellent Decisions
  • How Jack Canfield influenced Robert's parenting style
  • Why it is important to help young people decide what's important to them
  • The impact of our everyday decisions in our own lives and the lives of others
  • We teach what we most need to learn!
  • How decisions are the bridge between our personal development and our actions
  • The way our actions impact our kids far more than our words
  • Why Robert and his family don't use the word "can't"
  • The definition of a "comfort zone"
  • Why you can't get out of your comfort zone without identifying what it is
  • Creating a new comfort zone should be the goal
  • The understanding that having a comfort zone is neither good nor bad
  • Excellent Decisions is all about leadership
  • The principles of decision-making as a parent are the same as decision-making as a business person
  • The importance of knowing the vision and values of your organization and your self
  • The definition of values and two questions to help find them

Check out Robert MacPhee's website. Be sure to take advantage of the free material he offered.

Website: https://www.excellentdecisions.com

Resources: https://www.excellentdecisions.com/joy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertmacphee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.macphee.58
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/macpheerobert/

Here's the link to the FeedSpot list of Entrepreneurship Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021:

FeedSpot: https://blog.feedspot.com/entrepreneur_podcasts/

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Apr 15, 2021
105 Alicia Butler Pierre: How to Develop Your Business Infrastructure
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Today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast features an interview with Alicia Butler Pierre about how to develop your business infrastructure. She has written one of the only books on the subject and even though the topic seems quite dry, she made the information accessible and interesting. It's a topic not just for start up businesses but, as she stated during the interview, established businesses need to build better policies and procedures to increase profitability.

Here are a few of the topics you will learn about during this conversation between Alicia Butler Pierre and Rob Oliver:

  • Michael Gerber's book – The E Myth
  • The difference between having a skill set and being an entrepreneur
  • Why developing a business infrastructure is imperative for established businesses
  • The seven key elements of business infrastructure
  • Using key performance indicators
  • The importance of well-developed job descriptions
  • Developing a vision board looking at today and the future
  • Identifying the steps to deliver your service or product
  • The difference between growing a business and scaling a business
  • Why fear is sometimes the best motivator for developing business processes
  • The wisdom of Warren Buffett regarding little expenses
  • Avoiding the "shiny object syndrome"
  • Why it is worth taking the time to find the right solution and not settling for the first thing that comes along

You can connect with Alicia through her website and social media. Check out her podcast and her book. There is also a link to Michael Gerber's book.

Website: https://aliciabutlerpierre.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicia_b_pierre
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliciaButlerPierre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Alicia_B_Pierre/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliciabutlerpierre/

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Most-Businesses-Dont-About/dp/0887303625

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Apr 13, 2021
104 Sheri Prentiss: How to Find Purpose After Devastating Change
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Rob Oliver talks with Sheri Prentiss in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Dr. Sheri shares insight into how to find purpose after devastating change. A well respected and successful medical doctor, Sheri's whole life changed when she developed lymphedema as the result of her treatments for cancer. Her story is powerful and her positivity is infectious.

During this discussion between Rob Oliver and Sheri Prentiss you will hear:

  • Sheri's reason for becoming a physician
  • Lymphedema – the condition that changed her ability to do her job
  • Why you can't just move on all the time
  • What happens when other people devalue you
  • Dealing with "dream snatchers" – when someone or something steals your dream
  • Sheri's determination to LIVE
  • Her new understanding of the four elements of LIVE
  • Understanding your strengths and using them to make a difference
  • The impact of sharing your of yourself
  • Creating a new vision of yourself after adversity
  • The difference between what you do and who you are
  • The amazing value of just being yourself
  • Why Sheri wrote a book
  • The lessons from adversity are universal
  • How Sheri earned the title of Queen (and what is her kingdom…)
  • The importance of focusing on what you have, not what you have lost
  • Starting a nonprofit to address an issue you are passionate about

You can find out more about Dr. Sheri Prentiss on her website and through her social media. The link to her nonprofit is also included below:

Website: https://www.drsherimd.com
NonProfit: http://www.live-today.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/divamd7
Facebook: https://facebook.com/DrSheriMD
Instagram: https://instagram.com/drsherimd
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsherimd

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Apr 08, 2021
103 Genecia Alluora: Female Entrepreneurship and Gender Equity
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Genecia Alluora talks about female entrepreneurship and gender equity on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. As an entrepreneur, she has a great deal of expertise and insight that has led her to start Soul Rich Woman, an educational network that supports female entrepreneurs throughout Southeast Asia.

Here are some of the topics covered as Rob Oliver interviews Genecia Alluora:

  • How the Internet has opened up the earning potential for female entrepreneurs
  • The 4 "F" words that your business needs to support
  • The 4 groups of women that are pursuing entrepreneurship
  • The importance of women finding their "why"
  • Genecia's "why" for starting Soul Rich Woman
  • Her story of having an amazing mom
  • Genecia's definition of success
  • Breaking the stereotypes for women in Southeast Asia and around the world
  • Promoting Gender Equity
  • Utilizing the opportunities for learning that surround you
  • The variety of educational opportunities in the Soul Rich Woman Network
  • Why you need to love your customers more than you love your product
  • The importance of aligning mind, body and soul
  • You can't give from an empty bucket
  • The secret sauce of hiring a remote workforce
  • The value of allowing people to make mistakes and learn from them
  • Finding your "zone of genius"
  • Genecia's personal entrepreneurial journey
  • How entrepreneurship looks different for each entrepreneur

You can connect with Genecia Alluora on her website and on social media. She also mentioned her 2 free gifts which are available for download from her website. Be sure to take advantage of her generosity.

Website: http://soulrichwoman.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneciaAlluora
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneciaalluora
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geneciaalluora
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genecia/

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Apr 06, 2021
102 Amy Rose Herrick: How to Increase Your Profit and Build Your Business
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Today's smart person on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Amy Rose Herrick. She talks with Rob Oliver about how to increase your profit and build your business. As an entrepreneur and financial planner, she has great insights and ideas.

Here are a few of the highlights of the discussion between Amy Rose Herrick and Rob Oliver:

  • How the title of her book was inspired
  • Amy's story of entrepreneurship
  • How to make a step from great employee to great business owner
  • Quick tips for areas to increase profits
  • Evaluating the effective return of your advertising
  • The importance of being teachable
  • Amy's rule of 10, explained
  • The first thing you need to address when starting a business
  • How to transfer some of the benefits from your current employer
  • What is a ROP policy?
  • The importance of using after-tax dollars

Check out Amy's website and social media. She is offering a free download as well as a free 30 minute discovery call.

Website: https://www.TheSecretProfits.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretProfits
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyroseherrick
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyroseherrick

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Apr 01, 2021
101 Simone Knego: How to Change the Way You See Yourself
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Today's smart person is Simone Knego. She and Rob Oliver talk about how to change the way you see yourself. Her story of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, adopting 3 children and being an entrepreneur brings a lot to the Learning from Smart People Podcast.

Here are some things to listen for in this conversation between Simone Knego and Rob Oliver:

  • Simone's back story (Go Gators!)
  • Her story of deciding to adopt (3 kids)
  • How she decided on the title of her book, the Extraordinary Ordinary You
  • Why we don't realize the amazing things we are capable of
  • How to change your view of yourself
  • The value of seeing that we are all human
  • Change the way you see yourself and change the way you impact the world
  • Changing because you want change
  • How this understanding impacts our interactions, especially conflict
  • Why I talk to everybody I see
  • The negative impact of labels
  • The impact of the little things we do
  • The trickle-down effect of kindness
  • The reminder – every single thing we do matters
  • You are unique and the way you impact people is unique

You can find out more about Simone Knego on her website and through her social media.

Website: https://simoneknego.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnOrdinaryYou
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsimoneknego/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-knego-7965701a3/

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Mar 30, 2021
100 Shabnam Curtis: The Power of Sharing Your Story (and Listening to Other’s Stories)
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Welcome to episode 100! It's hard to believe that we have already had triple digits! My guest on this milestone episode is Shabnam Curtis. We talked about the power of sharing your story and listening to other's stories. Her story is extremely powerful and you will see that she makes a tremendous case for understanding other people's stories.

Don't forget, she is giving away 10 copies of her book. You can enter the giveaway by commenting on YouTube, social media or our website (the links are at the bottom of the show notes.)

Here are a few of the points you'll hear from Shabnam Curtis and Rob Oliver:

  • Her story of growing up in Iran and experiencing the Iranian revolution
  • Shabnam's long journey to come to America
  • The experience of sharia law and living in a country where women have very limited rights
  • A mistaken understanding that marriage equals freedom
  • Living with pressures from the outside world
  • The difficulties of not accepting the limitations that others place on you
  • What motivated Shabnam to share her story
  • The power of "ordinary people" sharing their story
  • Concepts for placing your story in a larger context
  • Understanding the viewpoint of the other characters in your story
  • The importance of building compassion
  • Turning our focus from self-serving to serving others
  • The value of listening to other people stories

You can connect with Shabnam Curtis through her website, blog and social media. 

Website: https://www.mypersianparadox.com/
Website: https://www.shabnamcurtis.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shabnamcurtis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shabnam.shahmohammad
Instagram: https://instagram.com/shabnam_curtis
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shabnam-curtis-pmp-8206979/

Moby Dick House of Kabob: https://www.mobyskabob.com/

She is giving away 10 books. Make sure that you comment on this video on YouTube, make some comments on social media and make comments on this episode on the Learning from Smart People website. Every comment gives you an entry into the giveaway!

You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

Mar 25, 2021
99 Kim "Kid" Curry: How to Find New Opportunities When Adversity Strikes
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Kim "Kid" Curry. He talked with host Rob Oliver about how to find new opportunities when adversity strikes. Kim was a radio guy, starting as a DJ and working up to becoming a program manager. One day, he received a diagnosis that made him walk away from all of that.

Here are a few of the topics you will learn about from this discussion with Kim Curry:

  • How Kim got involved in radio
  • Why he got the nickname "Kid Curry"
  • The reason DJs use "on air" personas
  • Starting to see the clues that something wasn't right
  • The diagnosis that changed Kim's life
  • Coming to grips with the new reality
  • Leaving the thing you love and finding a new creative outlet
  • The difference between being Kid Curry and being the "wheelchair guy"
  • Advice for people dealing with change and adversity
  • Getting a "Wake Up Call"
  • The transformation from radio guy to writer

You can learn more about Kim Curry on his website or through his Facebook page. Be sure to check out his books and his podcast as well.

Website: https://www.krcurry.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KRCurrytheauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KRCurrytheauthor

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Mar 23, 2021
98 Kayla Brissi: How to Develop a Warrior Mindset
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Kayla Brissi joined Rob Oliver on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. She talked about how to develop a warrior mindset. We all go through adversity, we need to build up our inner strength to cope with the difficulties that we experience in our lives. Kayla says that we need to develop the mental muscle to handle those experiences before we go through them.

Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Kayla Brissi discussed:

  • Kayla's story of the adversity in her life
  • Her transition from business coaching to life coaching
  • The breakthrough of how her personal experiences relate to her client's experiences
  • Why you should embrace your journey
  • The exhausting struggle of dealing with infertility
  • How infertility destroys the joy of intimacy
  • The value of having a support system
  • How to develop a stronger mindset in adversity
  • Flipping the script on negatives
  • The foundational impact of tapping into your spiritual beliefs
  • Simple tips for building up mental toughness
  • The definition of the Warrior Mindset
  • Ways to strengthen the Warrior Mindset

You can find out more about Kayla Brissi through her website and social media. You can also download the Warrior Mindset Challenge.

Website: https://www.kaylabrissi.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaylaBrissi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaylabrissi
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaylabrissi/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaylabrissi/

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Mar 18, 2021
97 Sima Dahl: How to Build Your Personal Brand Using Sway Factor™
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My guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Sima Dahl. She talked about how to build your personal brand using Sway Factor™. Her insights will empower professionals to stand out, stay relevant and be in demand.

Here are several of the key points that Rob Oliver and Sima Dahl talked about:

  • The definition of personal branding
  • Sima's explanation of what is the Sway Factor
  • What you call yourself shapes how other people identify you
  • How to see your own self-worth (without being arrogant!)
  • Why letting your light shine is beneficial and not braggadocious
  • There is value in what you bring to the table as you are
  • What is a smile file? And why you need to make one!
  • Why credentialing is actually for you, not for others
  • The process of developing your personal brand
  • How to evolve your understanding of your talents and how it allows you serve your clients
  • Be aware! First impressions usually happen in a virtual space
  • Matching your online profile to your off-line brand and personality
  • How your employees personal brands build your organizational brand
  • The value of being a human online and allowing for the human to human connection
  • Why chicken à la King is going to make me think about potato chips

You can find out more about Sima Dahl, her free resources, her newsletter and her social media using the links below:

Website: https://www.SimaDahl.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/simasays
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/simardahl
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/simasays/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simasays/

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Mar 16, 2021
96 Michael Dermer: The Lonely Entrepreneur
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Michael Dermer, founder of the Lonely Entrepreneur, joined host Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Their conversation looked at the struggles of being an entrepreneur as well as the accompanying feeling of being alone in those struggles. Michael has taken his experiences and created the Lonely Entrepreneur, a resource for entrepreneurs that provides them with the tools and understanding they need to succeed.

Here are a few of the things that Michael Dermer and Rob Oliver discussed:

  • How Michael started a business to reward people for being healthy
  • The effect of the financial crisis on his business
  • Identifying the struggle of being a lonely entrepreneur
  • Different layers of loneliness as an entrepreneur
  • Recurring themes in the entrepreneurial struggle
  • Developing a strategy to deal with hyper competition and free options
  • How to find a playground where no one else is playing
  • Finding what truly makes you unique and different
  • The black entrepreneur initiative project, it's purpose and goal
  • The concept of the 4P's – passion, pressure, pleasure and pain

You can connect with Michael Dermer through his social media channels and his website, all listed below.

Website: http://www.lonelyentrepreneur.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thelonelyeye
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thelonelyentrepreneur1
Instagram:  http://www.lonelyentrepreneur.com/the_lonely_entrepreneur
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/10268899/admin/

I believe that the restaurant that Michael mentioned is called B & B restaurant. You can check out their website:

https://www.bbrestaurantcorporation.com/

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Mar 11, 2021
95 Karen Tibbals: How to Talk to People You Disagree With (Mending Fractured Relationships)
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Karen Tibbals. We discussed how to talk to people you disagree with and tools for mending fractured relationships. It is such an important topic, especially right now. I am hoping that the information in this podcast will give all of us tools to build bridges in relationships and strength to have a civil discourse with people with a different perspective. 

Here are a few of the highlights from the conversation between Karen Tibbals and Rob Oliver:

  • The importance of understanding the values you live by
  • Why understanding other people's values will help you find common ground
  • How disagreements can ruin relationships
  • Finding a common value and then reframing the conversation
  • An introduction to the concept of ethical zones
  • What are the five moral foundations
  • Why we live in a W.E.I.R.D. country
  • The four steps to building a bridge in a relationship
  • Learning from the Sun and the Wind Fable
  • Why it's important to listen to people with a different perspective

You can find out more about Karen Tibbals on her website and through her social media:

Website: https://persuadedontpreach.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenTibbals
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036836943177655
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-tibbals-5b76a72/

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Mar 09, 2021
94 Michael Hingson: Living a Full Life regardless of the Thoughts of Others
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Michael Hingson discusses living a full life regardless of the thoughts of others. He is a New York Times best-selling author and a keynote speaker. His story of survival on September 11, 2001 from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center is riveting. Additionally, his thoughts on disabilities, inclusive Internet access and living a full life are something everyone should hear! 

Here are a few of the items discussed by Michael Hingson and host Rob Oliver:

  • His outlook on employment for people with disabilities
  • Michael's fascinating story of the events of September 11, 2001
  • An introduction to Michael's guide dog Roselle
  • Michael's efforts for disaster preparedness for people with disabilities
  • A reminder that just because you can't "see" doesn't mean you can't sense…
  • The difficulty of inaccessible visual content, including websites
  • Understanding that we all need help sometimes, not just people with disabilities, everybody!
  • What the law requires for accessibility and websites
  • Michael's work to simplify accessible website design

You can find out more about Michael Hingson on his website and through social media. Check out his two books as well, "Thunder Dog" and "Running with Roselle". Ask him about how to make your website more accessible for people with low vision.

Website: http://www.michaelhingson.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhingson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mhingson
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson

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Mar 04, 2021
93 Joe Edelman: How to Become an Educator and Build Your Brand
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Joe Edelman, a photographer and photography educator, is my guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. He gave insight on how to become an educator and use that platform to build your brand. Not only does Joe shoot people for a living (with a camera, of course) he is a frequent presenter at trade shows, conferences and retail stores. He also teaches at a college near his home.

Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Joe Edelman discuss during this episode of Learning from Smart People:

  • Joe's credentials as an expert in the photography field
  • The art of being an educator
  • Tips for taking better pictures
  • Venues for becoming an educator
  • Education as a brand building  tool
  • Essential elements of establishing yourself as an educator
  • Unique ways to educate the public and gain clients
  • Tips for creating a high quality online presentation

You can learn more about Joe Edelman on his website and through his social media. Be sure to check out his podcast and his YouTube channel.

Website: https://www.joeedelman.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/joeedelman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejoeedelman
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joeedelman
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejoeedelman/

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Mar 02, 2021
92 Sandy Rodriguez: Choose to Prevail
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Sandy Rodriguez, author of the book "Choose to Prevail", joined host Rob Oliver for a powerful episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Sandy has a breadth of life experience and understands the importance of the choices that we make and how they impact our lives. She is a personal growth expert and a motivational author.

Here are a few of the highlights from this episode of Learning From Smart People:

  • Sandy Rodriguez's back story: being an editor, moving from Mexico to the US, finding work, finding success
  • How she took her experiences and uses them to help others
  • The art of turning a negative into a positive
  • Explaining the "Bridge of Incidents" concept
  • How to handle change in your life circumstances

You can find out more about Sandy Rodriguez and her book through the links below. She is also offering to share some original rock music inspired by her book.

Email Address: sandyrs@gmail.com
Website: https://www.amazon.com/Choose-Prevail-Unexpected-Insights-Challengesebook/dp/B08HVT5PPL
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sandyrs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/965642460582655/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choosetoprevail/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyrs1/

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Feb 25, 2021
91 Nelly Yusupova: How to Become a Technology Creator
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Nelly Yusupova joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her insights on how to become a technology creator. Many entrepreneurs use apps and technology in running their business but Nelly suggests that it's time we think about creating technology to serve customer needs. Host Rob Oliver asked the questions that look at the interplay between technology and entrepreneurship.

Here are some things to listen for in this episode with Nelly Yusupova:

  • Why people fear or at least are uncomfortable with technology
  • Ways to "learn the lingo" and become educated about technology
  • Why the cost of creating technology has been coming down
  • How to create technology without any coding
  • Becoming a technology provider instead of a technology consumer
  • How to do all this as a non-techie

You can find out more about Nelly Yusupova through her website and social media channels. She offers free training on her website, don't miss that!

Free Training: https://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/free-classes/
Website: https://techspeak.co
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DigitalWoman
Facebook: https://facebook.com/digitalwoman
Instagram: http://instagram.com/DigitalWoman
Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/DigitalWoman

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Feb 23, 2021
90 Andie Monet: How to Develop a Business Strategy
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver interviews Andie Monet about how to develop a business strategy. Andie Monet is a business strategist who help small business owners with a tool she developed called the Roadmap for Strategic Growth.

During the podcast, Rob Oliver and Andie Monet talk about the following:

  • What it means to have clarity in your business
  • The relationship between clarity, strategy and action
  • How to handle your fear of failure
  • Why failure is not always a bad thing
  • The three legged stool of business
  • The value of hiring a consultant (or a business strategist) to help grow your business
  • How your life experiences provide tools to build with
  • Definition of a business strategy
  • No cost and low cost ways to increase sales and profitability

You can find out more about Andie Monet on her website and through her social media. She is also offering a free 30 minute strategy session, look for it on her website.

Website: http://www.RoadmapForStrategicGrowth.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andie.monet.ssd
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/andie.monet_ssd
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andiemonet-ssd

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Feb 18, 2021
89 Victoria Vanstone: How to Make Changes in Your Life
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Victoria Vanstone joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to make changes in your life. She is from "Down Under" on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. During the podcast, Victoria and host Rob Oliver discussed Victoria's journey from Drunk Mummy to Sober Mummy.

Here are some of the highlights from this episode of Learning from Smart People:

  • Motivators in making major life changes
  • The results of making changes in your life
  • Finding what you didn't know you were missing
  • Dealing with guilt, shame and fear
  • Unlocking creativity by walking away from substance abuse
  • Understanding how your past influences your self-concept and changing that

You can find out more about Victoria Vanstone through her website and social media links:

Website: http://www.drunkmummysobermummy.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/drunkmummysobermummy
Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/drunkmummysobermummy

If you're curious about the Netflix Documentary she mentioned, it's called "My Octopus Teacher". Here is a link to the trailer:

https://youtu.be/3s0LTDhqe5A

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Feb 16, 2021
88 Ben Reuter: How (and Why) to Make Movement a Part of Your Lifestyle
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver interviews Ben Reuter about how to make movement a part of your lifestyle. Ben is an exercise physiologist and a college professor. He lives by the ethos – "Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity."

Here are a few items that Ben Reuter and Rob Oliver cover in this podcast episode:

  • The tools of movement and fitness
  • Why having the tools isn't enough
  • The meaning of the phrase movement is a lifestyle
  • How movement improves your quality of life
  • The difference between movement and exercise
  • The pros and cons of accountability partnerships
  • Accepting the things we can't change and changing the things we can
  • Movement ideas that are readily accessible

You can find out more about Ben Reuter on his website and through his social media. Make sure you also check out his one minute movement tips that come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Website: http://www.fitlabpgh.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/reutebh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.reuter.92/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/fitlabpgh
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reutebh/

Ben mentioned a few Pittsburgh food places. Check them out below:

Primanti Brothers: https://primantibros.com/
Prantl's Bakery: https://prantlsbakery.com/
Pittsburgher Highland Farms: https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com/

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Feb 11, 2021
87 Katrina Julia: How to Create Transformation in Your Life (and Business!)
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Rob Oliver interviewed Katrina Julia on the Learning from Smart People Podcast about how to create transformation in your life and business. As you will see during this podcast, Katrina is not just a multi-passionate entrepreneur, she is a ball of energy. Grab a seat and get out your notebook, there is a ton of content here!

Here are some of the things Katrina Julia talks about during this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

  • Learning from everyone, even if they're not in your niche
  • The value of creating a community online
  • Why transformation needs to start on the inside
  • Tips and tools for creating online courses and summits
  • Her personal story of lifestyle change (including global travel and the sacred seven)
  • How Purpose + Passion = Profits

You can find out more about Katrina Julia on her website. You can also connect with her on social media. Be sure to utilize the free resources she provides as well.

Website: http://www.fitlifecreation.com/creator  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katrinajuliafit
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katrinajuliafit/  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrinajuliafit/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrinalifestyletransformation/
Freebies: http://www.fitlifecreation.com/freebies

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Feb 09, 2021
86 Kris Ward: Win the Hour, Win the Day
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver is Kris Ward, creator of the Win the Hour, Win the Day. She is an expert on growing your business by growing your team. Win the Hour, Win the Day is a concept that helps entrepreneurs make their ambitions come to life.

Here are a few of the topics covered by Kris Ward and Rob Oliver in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

  • The back story of how Kris Ward started this business
  • Her facilitation of ideas to implementation
  • How to build a team, even with a limited budget
  • Why you don't have to wait to start building a team
  • The cost of doing everything yourself
  • The three things that drain money from your business

You can find out more information about Kris through her website or social media channels. You can also download her "freebies" from the website below.

Free Gift: www.freegiftfromkris.com
Win The Hour Win The Day: https://www.winthehourwintheday.com/
Win The Hour Win The Day Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/now-your-business/id1484859150
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kriswardbuildyourteam/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krisward.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/krisward
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kriswardlive/

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Feb 04, 2021
85 Ann Bernard: First Time Experiences and First Time Storytelling
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Ann Bernard talks about first time experiences and first time storytelling. So many of us are tentative to try something new and different. Ann Bernard sets out to break down that hesitation and expand our world experience by willfully choosing to participate in new things. She has gone so far as to create a #365FirstChallenge, where participants are tasked with experiencing one new thing every single day.

Here are a few of the things Ann Bernard talks about in this episode:

  • Ann's personal story of why she started her quest for new things
  • The impact of consciously choosing to pursue new experiences
  • The breadth of new experiences: it covers all five senses
  • How first time story is different than typical storytelling

You can contact Ann Bernard through her websites or through the social media links below. Be sure to register for the First Time Storytelling Virtual Summit - it’s free and happening February 23, 2021.

Website: https://365firstschallenge.com
Website: https://firsttimestorytelling.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/annbernard
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MasterofFirstTimes
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ann_bernard/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annbernard/

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Feb 02, 2021
84 Daniel Massimino: The Journey of a Young Entrepreneur – Growth, Failure, Addiction, Recovery and Rebuilding
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Daniel Massimino shares his story on the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. He is the president and CEO of The Credit Connection and talks about his journey as a young entrepreneur. Daniel is very open and talks frankly about the failure of his business, his battles with anxiety, his struggle with alcohol, medication and drugs and the steps that he has taken to get to where he is today.

In this conversation between Daniel Massimino and Rob Oliver you will learn:

  • How a high school aged kids started an international seven-figure company
  • How rapid growth and inexperience led to the demise of the company
  • Daniel's experiences with anxiety (including treatment with prescription medication and self-medicating.)
  • The challenging journey to recovery
  • The slow and difficult road to returning to the workforce
  • The courageous choice to become an entrepreneur all over again

You can contact Daniel through the social media links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danieljmassimino
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan.pgh/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielmassimino/

If you would like to get hold of either of the e-books that he mentioned, connect with me on social media or shoot me an email: Rob@LearningFromSmartPeople.com

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Jan 28, 2021
83 Rob Oliver: Your Message, Your Values and Your Dreams
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, host Rob Oliver shares three stories from his experiences. Each story has a lesson that he has learned and Rob not only shares his lesson but how he sees it applying to entrepreneurs, business people and all of humanity. These stories all come from Rob Oliver's book, "Still Falling."

Here are a few of the things that you will learn from Rob Oliver during this episode:

  • How an older gentleman at a free speaking engagement made him rethink his message
  • The importance of having a clear message
  • Rob's personal biases and prejudgments and how a visit to a sheltered workshop changed them
  • A reminder to never let anyone (not even yourself) underestimate your value
  • The importance of giving to others, no matter how insignificant it seems
  • Why Becky (Rob Oliver's wife) is a "dream snatcher"
  • What you can do when circumstances may snatch or smash your dream

During the episode, Rob asked for input from you, the audience. Please send all of your questions and comments to Rob@LearningFromSmartPeople.com. You could also contact him via social media or through the "contact us" page on the website. Feel free to mention that you felt the ending was a little bit rushed! (It was. Rob had an appointment show up while he was trying to wrap up the recording.) If you are feeling a bit nicer, I'm sure he would enjoy some encouragement and positive comments about the podcast.

You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

Jan 28, 2021
82 Joseph Hogue: How to Become an Influencer on Youtube
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Today's episode is about how to become an influencer on YouTube. My guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Joseph Hogue a Chartered Financial Analyst whose YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers. He has multiple videos with over 250,000 views each and one video with over a million views. The man is a certified YouTube influencer.

Here are a few things that Joseph Hogue shares in this podcast interview:

  • What's going on in the stock market right now.
  • How to match your investments with your goals
  • How to invest in real estate without a lot of money
  • Ways to increase your authority in the marketplace
  • Tips to build relationships and community with your clients
  • Shortcuts to becoming an online influencer
  • Strategies for getting started as a YouTuber

You can check out Joseph Hogue's YouTube channel, blogs and social media platforms using the links below:

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKdotYtcY9SxoU8CYAXdvg
Blog: https://mystockmarketbasics.com/investing-basics-blog/
Blog: https://myworkfromhomemoney.com/work-from-home-blog/
Blog: https://peerfinance101.com/good-debt-bad-debt/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/3083628104983203/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lets_talk_money_josephhogue/

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Jan 21, 2021
81 Drew Giventer: How Your Business can Survive COVID-19
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Drew Giventer talks about how your business can survive COVID-19 (and actually be in a better place following the pandemic.) In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Drew, the president of Accountable Capital Corporation, share some of the information that he and his team have used to help thousands of small and medium-sized businesses survive, adapt and grow.

Here are a few of the things you will learn from a smart person – Drew Giventer:

  • Alternative financing options for your small business
  • How businesses have and will continue to adjust to business, economic and environmental conditions
  • Why the adaptations taking place during a pandemic put your business in line to be more successful as things begin to head back to normal (even if that takes a while!)
  • The importance of building relationships, both personal and business

You can connect with Drew Giventer and learn more about Accountable Capital Corporation on their website and through the social media links below:

Website: https://www.accountablecapital.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Accountable-Capital-Corp-120368408106212
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/accountable-capital-57017855/

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Jan 19, 2021
80 Suzy Dickstein: How to Deliver a Riveting Virtual Presentation
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Presentation coach Suzy Dickstein joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to discuss how to deliver a riveting virtual presentation. Suzy works with entrepreneurs, executives and sales teams to build their virtual presentation skills and grow their sales and impact. Rob Oliver interviewed her from her home in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Here are a few of the things that Suzy Dickstein discussed in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

  • How Suzy made the shift from in person presentations to virtual presentations
  • Why being an engaging speaker happens way before you step on stage (virtual or in person!)
  • Why presentations don't lead the sales – and how to change that
  • The importance of storytelling and how to improve your skills as a storyteller
  • The value of showing up on screen, not just talking behind slides
  • Tips on how to deliver better virtual presentations

You can watch Suzy Dickstein's free video "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Most Virtual Presenters Make," check out her website or connect with her on social media using the links below:

Video: https://10BiggestVirtualPresenterMistakes.com.
Website: https://suzydickstein.com/
Facebook (personal) - https://www.facebook.com/suzy.dickstein
Facebook (page) - https://www.facebook.com/suzydicksteinpresentationcoach
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzydickstein/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/suzydickstein
Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/suzydickstein

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Jan 14, 2021
79 Mike Sulava: How to Add Value to Your Business
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Mike Sulava from KLC Financial. Among other things, we discussed how to add value to your business. KLC Financial is an alternative lending solution for businesses to make capital purchases.

During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast you will hear:

  • What lending options are available besides banks
  • How alternative lending sources can help with acquisitions and in your relationship with your bank
  • The importance of timing
  • Why networking is such a valuable tool to help build your business
  • How to work on your mindset (and why!)
  • A reminder to evaluate your definition of success
  • What to do about that voice in your head that says "you can't" or "why don't you quit?"

You can connect with Mike Sulava through the KLC Financial website or on LinkedIn.

Website: https://klcfinancial.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sulava-42996519/

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Jan 12, 2021
78 Lindsay Pinchuk: How to Build a Community that Grows Your Business
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Lindsay Pinchuk from Bump Club and Beyond joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to build a community that grows your business. Her business started as a way to serve expecting mothers and has grown into a community that supports parents and parents-to-be.

Here are a few things to listen for in my podcast interview with Lindsay Pinchuk:

  • How Bump Club started as a quest to provide information and resources that were lacking
  • How the community grew and how it is adapting to the virtual meeting world
  • The delicate balance required to work with advertisers and sponsors
  • How the "and Beyond" became part of Bump Club
  • Finding your mission and sticking with it
  • Why a small engaged community is better than a large community

You can connect with Lindsay Pinchuk through the links below. Parents and parents-to-be can join Bump Club and Beyond for free (and they will receive a fun "Welcome Box.)

Website: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindsaypinchuk
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bumpclubbeyond
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/bumpclubandbeyond
Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk
Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/bumpclubandbeyond
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaypinchuk/

Join Bump Club and Beyond: www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/signup

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Jan 07, 2021
77 Johnna London: How to Build Your Social Media Following
2008

If you are wondering how to build your social media following, this is your episode! Johnna Londen from the Online Business Gurus joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her insights. During this podcast, Johnna provides practical and actionable guidance for building your social media following as a small business or entrepreneur.

During this podcast interview you will learn:

  • How often you should be posted on social media
  • What you should be posted on social media
  • Why you can't do every social media channel
  • Choosing which channels to focus on
  • Balancing between automation and personalization

Johnna offered a free social media posting scheduler. The link to download that as well as their website and social media links are below.

Website: http://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/UR_V_ASSISTANTS
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistants/
Instagram:  https://instagram.com/theobgs
Download: https://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/5-part-social-media

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Jan 05, 2021
76 The Year in Review - 2020
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In this final episode of the 2020 calendar year, host Rob Oliver takes a look back at every single episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast since its beginning in April. It is hard to believe that we are already at episode 76. It feels like we just started a few weeks ago.

Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:

  • A review of why the Learning from Smart People Podcast started
  • An overview of the guests that have been interviewed
  • An episode by episode recap of the guest, topic and what stood out to Rob

This episode along with many others was also released on video on our YouTube channel. Actually, it was done as a live stream on both Facebook and YouTube before it was even released as a podcast. I would encourage you to check out our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and our website. It would be fantastic to connect with you on social media as well.

You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

Jan 05, 2021
75 Brooke Lively: The Keys to Move from Panic to Profit
2009

Brooke Lively joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about the keys to move from panic to profit in your business. She is the CEO and founder of Cathedral Capital and helps entrepreneurs turn their businesses into profitable companies.

Here are several things to listen for any interview:

  • Brooke Lively's story of how (and why) she started her business
  • The difference between following your passion and running a business
  • Enhancing communication about finances and business
  • The 6 key numbers that will tell you where your business is and where it's going
  • What each of those 6 numbers tells you

You can connect with Brooke Lively through her website or on social media through the links below:

Website: https://www.cathcap.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CathedralCapital/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cathedralcapital/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookelively/

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Dec 29, 2020
74 Al Condeluci: How to Build Relationships by Giving of Yourself
1988

Al Condeluci returns for our Christmas Eve episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We dive deeper into the concept of Social Capital as it relates to how to build relationships by giving of yourself. There's a lot to think about and it is the perfect topic for Christmas time.

Here are some things to listen for in my interview with Al Condeluci:

  • Levels of relationships
  • An overview of Social Capital
  • Value of relationships
  • Building relationships by giving of yourself
  • Benefits of giving, even if it's just being present
  • The ingredients that nurture relationships
  • The answer to "What's in it for me?"

Al has a number of free resources available at his website, listed below. There are videos, downloads and other resources including his TEDx talk.

Website: www.alcondeluci.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/acondeluci
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-condeluci-a47ba95/

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Dec 24, 2020
73 Dolores Hirschmann: How to Clarify Your Business's Cornerstone Idea
1994

Dolores Hirschmann joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to clarify your business's cornerstone idea. An internationally recognized strategist and coach, Dolores helps business owners clarify their "idea worth sharing" and implement business growth systems.

In this episode she covers the following topics:

  • Identifying your cornerstone idea – what does your company do?
  • Using your cornerstone idea in the decision-making process
  • Creating a clear message that engages your target market
  • How anchoring your business in your cornerstone idea changes the way you work
  • Why a clear cornerstone idea is the first step in growing your business

Dolores was kind enough to offer a free e-book called "The TED Way to Raise Visibility & Get More Clients." You can download the book, check out her website and connect with her and social media using the links below.

Free E-book: https://we.mastersinclarity.com/standout-podcast
Website: http://mastersinclarity.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DglarH
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Mastersinclarity/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mastersinclarity/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dhirschmann

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Dec 22, 2020
72 Carmela Montenegro: How to Market Your Business with a Minimal Budget
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Today's topic on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is how to market your business with a minimal budget. My guest is Carmella Montenegro, a freelance digital marketer with Koda and Crush Marketing.

Here are a few of the topics we covered during this podcast interview:

  • Marketing is simpler than people think
  • Marketing is about selling an emotion
  • The importance of being an educator and providing value to your customer
  • Tips for establishing yourself as an expert
  • Strategies for building your business on a shoestring budget
  • Choosing the right social media manager

You can connect with Carmella on her website and through social media. She has a biweekly email that is free. She is also offering listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast $100 off a social media marketing audit.

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/3f5M7g2
Social Media Marketing Audit: https://bit.ly/KaCDC15
Website: http://kodaandcrushmarketing.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/chikychikycarm
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kodaandcrushmarketing/
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/carmcamadventures
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmela-montenegro/

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Dec 17, 2020
71 Alecia May: How to Plan and Run an Amazing Virtual Event
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Alecia May from Eventistry by Alecia gave her insights into how to plan and run an amazing virtual event. This episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is especially relevant as the meeting industry reshapes itself during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 15 years of experience in the event planning industry, Alecia's expertise is evident and her suggestions are actionable.

During this interview we will discuss:

  • Planning your event (including breaks)
  • Why the plan is imperative for success (start with why)
  • Creating engagement and fighting Zoom fatigue
  • Using the unique features of virtual platforms to take things up a notch
  • Choosing among the different virtual platforms
  • Starting small to build slowly
  • Using a 90 Day Event Strategy
  • Building relationships with sponsors

Use the links below to connect with Alecia on her website or social media platforms. She also has several free resources available through her website, that link is below as well.

Resources Page: https://eventistrybyalecia.com/resources/
Website: https://eventistrybyalecia.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eventistrybyal/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EventistrybyAlecia/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventistrybyalecia/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eventistrybyalecia/

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Dec 15, 2020
70 Richard Walsh: How to Escape the Owner Prison
1949

Richard Walsh joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to escape the owner prison. So many small business owners are trapped in a position where they are sacrificing income, family life and independence. Richard's book "Escape the Owner Prison" helps them find the keys to escape! (While still staying in business and increasing profits.)

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • What is the "Owner Prison"?
  • How to distinguish yourself from the pack
  • Ways to decrease hours while increasing profits
  • The difference between providing a service and running a business
  • Starting with the exit strategy
  • Following the map to get to where you want to be

Richard is offering a free e-book and webinar to the Learning from Smart People audience.  Additionally, you can connect with him on his website and social media platforms.

Build Value/Build Profits ebook: https://bit.ly/3jHgkmYbvbpreg
3 secrets Webinar: https://bit.ly/2GpTKjSwebinarreg
Escape the Owner Prison book: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=escape+the+owner+prison&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
Website: http://www.escapetheownerprison.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.walsh.9231   
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-walsh-866ab237/

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Dec 10, 2020
69 Mary Strachan: How Marketing is Like a Lamp
2016

Today's guest is Mary Strachan who talked about how marketing is like a lamp. Mary joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her expertise as a marketing strategist. Her mission is to simplify marketing, amplify impact and avoid burning out.

As you listen to the show, here are some things you will learn:

  • The 2 functions of a lamp that directly relate to marketing.
  • My gift (or curse) for using analogies
  • The importance of being of service
  • Why your business needs to support your lifestyle and not the other way around
  • Understanding who you are and what your business is about
  • How that understanding impacts the way you market
  • Aligning your business decisions with who you are

You can find Mary on the website below:

Website: https://www.marymstrachan.com/

She is also offering a free digital copy of the Find My Alignment Kit. It is designed to allow the real you to shine through in your business and marketing.

Free Resource: https://www.marymstrachan.com/get-your-kit/

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Dec 08, 2020
68 Alex Minor: How to Start Video Marketing
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, my guest is Alex Minor who talks about how to start video marketing your business. With an extensive background in music, video and graphic design, Alex brings a creative yet practical perspective on video marketing.

Here are a few things you will learn during the course of this interview:

  • What is a Video Marketing's Strategist?
  • The difference between a videographer and a video marketing strategist
  • Why business owners should focus on LinkedIn
  • The pros and cons of Facebook advertisements
  • How Facebook advertisements are different than boosting a post
  • Content creation strategies for small businesses
  • Simple success strategies for YouTube

You can find out more about Alex Minor and his company Eye AM Media using the links below:

Website: http://www.eyeammedia.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thealexminor
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexminor
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thealexminor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thealexminor
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/alxmnr

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Dec 03, 2020
67 Kaitlyn Study: How to Grow Your Online Reach as a Business
1959

Today on the Learning from Smart People Podcast we discuss how to grow your online reach as a business. My guest is Kaitlyn Study, the owner and creative director of South Street & Company, a digital marketing agency. She helps small to medium-size businesses to grow utilizing online tools.

As you listen to this episode of the podcast, here are a few things to pay attention to:

  • The 2 key things you should do when starting your business
  • How Kaitlyn started her business (and how you can as well)
  • What is "Review Marketing" and why is it so important?
  • Why every business should claim their "Google My Business" profile
  • The power of automating your business

In addition to connecting with Kaitlyn through social media and learning more about her on her website, you can download "How to…" Videos, downloadables, courses and programs from their resource toolbox for free.

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Dec 01, 2020
66 Donna Kozik: The Art of Gratitude and the Power of Writing
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In this episode, we talk about the art of gratitude and the power of writing with Donna Kozik, a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She has written multiple books and is currently the chief editor on the Community Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude. This is the Thanksgiving Day episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate topic or guest!

Whether you are listening on Thanksgiving Day (USA) or any other day of the year, here are some key things to listen for:

  • The inspiration for the Community Book Project
  • How this edition came to be
  • Why Donna selected gratitude as the theme for this project
  • Interesting things that people are grateful for
  • The challenge of keeping the gratitude essays to 200 words
  • The past and the future of the Community Book Projects

You can connect with Donna through her website and social media. She graciously offered a free gratitude journal which is linked below as well.

Free Download: http://www.TheGratitudeJournalProject.com
Website
:  http://www.FreeBookPlanner.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DonnaKozik
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/donnakozik/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnakozik/

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Nov 26, 2020
65 Shawn Walchef: How to become a digital storyteller for your business
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My guest is Shawn Walchef from CaliBBQ who shared tips about how to become a digital storyteller for your business. In addition to owning a barbecue restaurant, he has created a digital media company. As much as I wanted to talk about barbecue, we stayed on topic and talked about business, branding and marketing.

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • Stay curious and keep learning
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help
  • You can do absolutely amazing things with your smart phone
  • Digital Marketing does not have to be that difficult
  • How to build your online presence
  • Establishing your online credibility for when people Google you

You can use the links below to find Sean online. Remember that if you visit his restaurant in San Diego, mention that you heard about him on Learning from Smart People and you will receive a free peach cobbler!

Website: www.calibbq.media
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/shawnpwalchef
Facebook:  http://facebook.com/shawnpwalchef
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/calicomfortbbq
Linkedin: @calicomfortbbq

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Nov 24, 2020
64 Shannon Tacheny: Cultivating a Brand with Depth and Personality
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Shannon Tacheny from Feather Blue Studios talks about how to cultivate a brand with depth and personality on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. As a brand and marketing strategist, she brings a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs and the expertise to propel them to a brand that is deep, joyful, simple and beautiful.

Here are some of the things you will hear in this episode:

  • Adoration for dark chocolate!
  • How cultivating a deeply rooted brand will draw the right clients
  • A reminder that business growth has challenges
  • Why growing slow is okay
  • The art of bringing all of yourself into your brand and business
  • The caution to not allow your brand and business to consume your entire life

You can connect with Shannon through her website and social media. Check out the free vault of resources on her website as well.

Free Resources: https://www.featherbluestudios.com/freebies
Website: http://www.FeatherBlueStudios.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/FeatherBlueStudios
Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/FeatherBlueStudios

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Nov 19, 2020
63 Casey Stubbs: Trading, Entrepreneurship and Building a Business
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In episode 63 I interview Casey Stubbs about trading, entrepreneurship and building a business. He is an Army veteran and a father of nine! The Learning from Smart People Podcast salutes him for his service and respects him for his bravery in raising a house full of kids. Casey has a business teaching people about fulfilling their financial dreams and achieving financial freedom through trading in the stock market.

During this interview, he talks about stock market trading as well as running a small business. Here are some things to listen for:

  • The amazing potential the stock market presents even for young people
  • The importance of developing a team (and how that can increase your revenue)
  • How to utilize marketing funnels to build your business and grow your revenue
  • Expanding your business through effective web traffic
  • Creating a mindset that helps you to achieve your goals

You can check out Casey's website and podcast as well as connect with him on social media using the links below:

Website: www.tradingstrategyguides.com
Website: www.caseystubbs.com
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1364693088?at=1000lSDb
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caseystubbs
Twitter: http://twitter.com/caseystubbs
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/caseystubbs
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/caseystubbs

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Nov 17, 2020
62 Steven Wilcox: How to Launch a Product with Crowdfunding
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This episode is all about how to launch a product with crowdfunding. My guest is Steven Wilcox, founder of PARKIT, an outdoor brand that encourages you to get outside and enjoy the exploration. PARKIT launched their first product, an outdoor chair called VOYAGER, utilizing Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform.

Here are some things you learn about in this episode:

  • Steven's background in brand building and outdoor brands
  • How he developed the concept for his product
  • His amazing story of success, creating $500,000 in sales in 60 days
  • The important work that goes on before the launch and after the launch (this is what ultimately makes the product successful.)
  • The power of combining passion, vision and knowledge

To find out more about PARKIT and the VOYAGER, check out their website:

Website: https://parkitmovement.com/

You can learn more about Steven through his website and social media:

Website: https://www.stevenewilcox.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenewilcox/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenewilcox/

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Nov 12, 2020
61 Bonnie Artman Fox: What Contributes to Conflict in the Workplace
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Have you ever wondered what contributes to conflict in the workplace? Bonnie Artman Fox, a workplace conflict expert, is my guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. During this episode, she explains how your family experience growing up impacts the way that you interact with others in the workplace. Today is a special day for Bonnie and she launches her newest book, "How Did My FAMILY Get In My OFFICE?!

Here are some things to listen for in this episode:

  • What is the "Workplace Family Factor?"
  • Looking at the past is not to assign blame or shame, it's to understand
  • Understanding yourself strengthens your emotional intelligence
  • The definition of a "Mokita" and what you should do about it
  • How to take a "Conflict Time Off"
  • The only person you can change is you!

Get your copy of "How Did My FAMILY Get In My OFFICE?!" today:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/How-Did-FAMILY-Get-OFFICE-ebook/dp/B08M6GYPFJ/

Connect with Bonnie Artman Fox through her web site and Social Media:

Website: www.BonnieArtmanFox.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AConsciousChoiceLLC/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnieartmanfox/

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Nov 10, 2020
60 Answering Your Calling with Sherrie Dunlevy
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In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Sherrie Dunlevy gives tips on answering your calling. Sherrie is a former TV anchor and radio host who came to realize that her life and professional experiences were preparing her for something else.

Here are some things to listen for in this Learning from Smart People interview:

  • Sherrie's experience of grief in losing a child
  • Why she was hesitant to "answer her calling"
  • What she did when she couldn't find the resources she needed for her grief
  • Her choice to self publish her book (there are several major benefits!)
  • Her journey to make her book of reality
  • How she used her loss to be a support for others

You can connect with Sherrie through her website and social media platforms. 

Website: http://www.sherriedunlevy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smccutcheondunlevy
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gradgrief/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherriedunlevy/
Book: http://www.sherriedunlevy.com/author
Twitter
: https://twitter.com/sherriedunlevy
Instagram
: https://instagram.com/sherriedunlevy

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Nov 05, 2020
59 How to Build a Resilient Business with Nicole Neer
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If you've ever wondered how to build a resilient business, my guest Nicole Neer shares the answers on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Nicole runs Bloom Admin Services, a company that provides virtual support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. On top of dealing with the current pandemic, she also lives with four chronic health concerns. Her business needs to be resilient not just because of our current economic environment but because of her personal circumstances.

Here are some things to listen for in this episode of Learning from Smart People:

  • Lessons from living with a chronic illness
  • How those lessons serve as preparation for entrepreneurship
  • Unique ways in which entrepreneurship is great for people with health challenges
  • How do you build a resilient business?
  • Creating an efficient workforce and business
  • Mistakes to avoid!

Nicole has generously offered a free master class providing a roadmap to market your business using a simple strategy that gives you a steady stream of word-of-mouth referrals. Use the links below to download the toolkit and connect with Nicole.

Toolkit: http://resilientbusinesstoolkit.com

Website: http://bloomadminservices.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BloomAdministrativeServices
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/theresilientva
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wnicoleneer/

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Nov 03, 2020
58 Creating a Blog and Leveraging Your Online Writing Skills with Tiffiny Carlson
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Tiffiny Carlson is my guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We spoke about creating a blog and leveraging your online writing skills for credibility, education and money. As you will hear in the show, Tiffiny and I became quadriplegics within five days of each other in 1993.

Here are some key points to listen for:

  • Tiffiny's story of how she came to understand herself after her spinal cord injury
  • Her first connection with other people with spinal cord injuries (through AOL!)
  • How she was blogging before there was even a word for blogging
  • Tips for sharing your story effectively
  • Polishing your online writing skills
  • Finding a niche in the writing industry (and then branching out)
  • Sharing your struggles can be a teachable moment for others
  • You can make money online as a writer but, more importantly, you can also make a difference in the lives of others!

You can find Tiffiny online through her website as well as SPINALpedia. Her social media contacts are listed below as well.

Website: http://www.beautyability.com
Website: https://spinalpedia.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TiffCarlson
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tiffiny.carlson1/
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tiffcarlson
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffinycarlson/

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Oct 29, 2020
57 How to Land a Branded Talk with Corey Poirier
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Corey Poirier joined me to explain how to land a branded talk. He has delivered multiple TEDx, MoMondays and PMx presentations and shares that expertise with the Learning from Smart People Podcast audience. He is also the author of "The Book of WHY and HOW" and has started his own version of branded talks called bLU Talks.

Here are a few things to listen for during the podcast:

  • Why delivering a branded talk is important
  • Steps to increase your likelihood of making the stage
  • The top secrets of influential leaders
  • Common traits of top communicators
  • The value of lifelong learning
  • The importance of a personal mission statement (and how to create one)

Corey is offering a free copy of his book entitled "The Book of Public Speaking" which can be downloaded at the link below:

Website: http://www.thebookofpublicspeaking.com

You can also connect with him through his website and social media channels.

Website: http://www.blutalks.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thatspeakerguy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/corey.poirier.1
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thatspeakerguy
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speakercoreypoirier/

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Oct 27, 2020
56 Leadership and Adversity with Dan Blanchard
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Inner-city schoolteacher Dan Blanchard spoke about leadership and adversity on today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A special education teacher in one of the largest inner-city schools in Connecticut, he shares his insights with conviction and passion.

Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:

  • Dan's own personal experiences with adversity
  • How his story and his brother's story have different outcomes
  • Drawing energy from adversity
  • Ways to encourage your children to build success skills
  • Tips for working on your confidence
  • The importance of being a lifelong learner

Dan is offering his fantastic book "The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men" for free until midnight 10/22/2020. I would encourage you to get your copy! You can also connect with him on social media.

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Young-Become-Granddaddys-Secrets-ebook/dp/B07CNY22NW/
Website: www.DanBlanchard.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dan007blanchard
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.blanchard.186/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blanchard_dan/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-blanchard-author-speaker-educator-and-tv-host-82a69723/

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Oct 22, 2020
55 Founding a Business as a Female with April Elaine Powell
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Interior Designer April Elaine Powell joined the podcast to talk about founding a business as a female. She has launched several businesses and is using her talent and passion to serve her clients and support other female designers.

Here are some things to listen for:

  • The lessons she learned in the male-dominated culinary field
  • How to turn being a female entrepreneur into an asset
  • Life is not easy or fair
  • Pointers for building a community
  • Why you shouldn't wait to start your brilliant dream

April Elaine has generously offered a 30 minute consultation to any of my listeners on any of the topics from this podcast including those pesky interior design dilemmas. Here's how you can get a hold of her:

Website: http://www.sbidcollective.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hersoulbrand
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aprilepowell
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbidcollective
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hersoulbrand2aprilpowell/

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Oct 20, 2020
54 Clean Out Your Lifecloset with Corbie Mitleid
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Corbie Mitleid, author of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset", joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. It was a fun interview with some interesting points to ponder.

Here are a few things to listen for during the podcast:

  • Facing what we are taught – "Somebody Else Knows Better Than We Do."
  • Dealing with adversity
  • How to "think like a Martian."
  • A major fallacy in self-help books (it's the author's fault!)
  • The four keys to self-knowledge (not surprisingly, these are the four sections of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset")

You can find out more about Corbie Mitleid can connect with her through the links below:

Website: http://www.cleanoutyourlifecloset.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firethroughspirit
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CorbieMitleid
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/cmitleid/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/corbie_mitleid/
YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bVaJVJ

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Oct 15, 2020
53 Grow Your Business with Craig Daley
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Want to know how to grow your business? Craig Daley is your guy! In this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast, Craig talks about his experiences in starting and growing his own businesses as an entrepreneur as well as his current work in helping small business owners to experience exponential growth in business.

Here are a few things to listen for in this podcast:

  • Why 50% of small businesses fail in the first year
  • What many business owners do wrong before they even start
  • Creating a budget and turning the process upside down
  • Where to find funding for your business (and why a bank might not be the best place!)
  • Choosing the right business structure
  • Expenses that can kill your small business quickly

Craig has offered a free 30 minute consultation on any business topic that you are curious about, have questions about or need guidance on. Go to the website below, click on "Contact Us" and use the code "SP30".

Website: www.pmg-consult.org

You can connect with Craig  using the links below:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/daley_craig
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/interwealth

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Oct 13, 2020
51 Social Entrepreneurship with Kuda Biza
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Kuda Biza gave insight into social entrepreneurship on this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast. As a social entrepreneur himself, he uses his abilities as an entrepreneur to address the global issues of education and hunger.

Listen for these key points:

  • Kuda's back story of becoming an entrepreneur at age 9
  • Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship
  • Why your business should have a purpose (and why you should also!)
  • The importance of living outside your comfort zone
  • How to reboot your life
  • Making a difference in the world around you

Kuda has offered a free master goal list and goal worksheet on his website. You can download it at the link below.

Website:  https://www.spearmethod.com/

You can also connect with him on social media:

Website: www.thisismyera.com  
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/kudabiza
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuda-biza-2073a116/

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Oct 08, 2020
50 Be a Better Boss Now with Joe Mull
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In episode 50 the topic is how to be a better boss, now! My guest for this landmark episode is Joe Mull, author of "Cure for the Common Leader" and "No More Team Drama".

On a side note, I am blown away that we are already releasing episode 50! That is halfway to 100. (Math is my strong point…) Thank you to everyone that has been listening to the podcast. The numbers continue to grow and you, my listeners, are the reason I keep going.

Here are some things to listen for in this episode:

  • The connection between leadership and self-awareness
  • Why leaders have to care about their people
  • How to meet your team where they are
  • Matching your style of leadership to each team member's needs
  • Adjusting your expectations of what can be accomplished in the current climate
  • What leaders should focus on

You can find out more information about Joe, his presentations and his forthcoming podcast through the links below. You can also subscribe to his free continuing education videos and resources for leaders.

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Oct 06, 2020
49 Knowing Your Blindspots with Brian Wagner
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Brian Wegner's insight on knowing your blind spots comes from his personal experiences and offers lessons for everybody. It was my pleasure to welcome him as a guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast.

Here are a few things to listen for:

  • Every single one of us is unique
  • Our uniqueness makes us amazing
  • We all have blindness and blind spots
  • Why the previous statement isn't always a bad thing!
  • Knowing your vision and how to reach it

You can find out more about Brian and his podcast "A Radical Vision" using the links below. He also has a membership site which is FREE!

Website: http://www.ARadicalVision.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aradicalvision
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aradicalvision
Instagram: http://instagram.com/aradicalvision
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-radical-vision/
Free Membership Site:  https://brianwagner.podia.com/a-radical-vision-membership

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Oct 01, 2020
48 Starting a Reselling Business with Matt Sulava
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Matt Sulava joined me to talk about starting a reselling business. He is an entrepreneur with a plan for making money from a side hustle.

In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast you'll hear:

  • How Matt got started in the reselling business
  • Tips for starting a reselling business for yourself
  • Different niches in the reselling marketplace
  • How to evaluate products for resale
  • What reselling platforms are available and how to match the product to the platform
  • Tools that streamline your reseller business
  • How to use social media as a reseller

If you are interested in connecting with Matt are catching up on his podcast "Road to Freedom," you can find him here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mattsulava
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/mattsulava
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/road-to-freedom-pod/id1507082906
Podbean: https://roadtofreedom.podbean.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0KiwFA0jeI2DJYmF3QiD3b?si=PcgHgwJtSdCVlpH938exDQ
Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3JvYWR0b2ZyZWVkb20vZmVlZC54bWw?sa=X&ved=0CAYQrrcFahcKEwiQuOXT3Y7sAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ

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Sep 29, 2020
47 The College Cost Crisis with Bonnie Burkett
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"Enough! The College Cost Crisis" author Bonnie Burkett joined me for a discussion about setting your children up to graduate from college with little to no debt. Her mission is to save families and students from the financial ruin of student debt.

Some highlights to listen for:

  • Bonnie's story of dealing with a lack of information when her daughter was in college
  • Reverse engineering the plan for a college degree
  • How parents can help their student discover their talents and interests
  • An online resource for getting college credits at a drastically reduced price
  • The importance of developing a customized plan to help your student beat the odds
  • Why a college degree may not be required for everyone

Bonnie is offering a free 15 minute consultation about college concerns for any of my listeners. Additionally, she has a free downloadable workbook to accompany her book and make the process doable. 

Here are the links for Bonnie's website, book and social media:

Website: http://www.lightwayenterprises.com
Book: https://www.amazon.com/ENOUGH-College-Cost-Crisis-financial-ebook/dp/B0868Z6F7Y
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LightwayLLP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collegecostcrisis
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightwayllp/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnie-burkett-a85b1b14/

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Sep 24, 2020
46 Systems and Strategies with Katelyn Hamilton
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Katelyn Hamilton joined the podcast to talk about systems and strategies for scaling your business and achieving success. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs go from overwhelmed to out in front.

Here are some key points to listen for:

  • The importance of having systems in place
  • How systems help grow your business
  • Why a lack of organization can hold you back
  • Achieving forward momentum by strategizing and prioritizing
  • Your role in holding yourself back

Katelyn offered a special discount to listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast: 50% off her Automate Everything course. Enter the code SMART to receive the discount. The course is available on her website and you can connect with her on social media using the following links:

Website: https://www.katelynehamilton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katelynehamilton
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katelynehamilton
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelynfish

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Sep 22, 2020
45 Sales Strategies for Entrepreneurs with Jen Abel
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My guest is Jen Abel, a B2B thought leader, discussing sales strategies for entrepreneurs. Her insights are on point for solopreneurs and Fortune 500 Companies.

Here are some points to listen for:

  • Why salespeople make the best entrepreneurs
  • How your business needs to think about 2021
  • Why revenue is not the indicator to focus on
  • How you can apply sales skills to every area of your life

You can connect with Jen through the links below:

Website: https://www.jjellyfish.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjen_abel
Medium: https://medium.com/@jjen_abel
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenabel/

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Sep 17, 2020
44 The Get Up Girl with Joanna Vargas
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The Get Up Girl, better known as Joanna Vargas, is my guest on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. She is a business coach, speaker and entrepreneur who is all about creating your own happiness in life.

Here are some things to listen for in today's episode:

  • Joanna's story of closing a brick-and-mortar studio and going virtual
  • How she lost $250,000 in a business venture and got back up again
  • Why Joanna Vargas is the Get Up Girl
  • The concept of getting ready to get ready
  • The bulletproof mindset (I think this one is brilliant!)

You can find out more about Joanna Vargas using the links below:

Website: www.thegetupgirl.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannavargasofficial
Instagram: http://instagram.com/joannavargasofficial
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannavargasofficial/

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Sep 15, 2020
43 Outside the Box Marketing with Mark Newsome
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Today we talked about Outside the Box Marketing with Mark Newsom (a.k.a. Mr. Marketing.) He is a small business marketing consultant that looks at nontraditional cash flow generation.

Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:

  • Nontraditional marketing strategies
  • Networking with area businesses
  • Generating referrals
  • Inexpensive ways to generate traffic
  • Ways to align yourself with "command central"

Mark is offering listeners to the Learning from Smart People Podcast 2 free special reports called "Small Business Marketing Mastery". You can get in touch with him through his website or on LinkedIn.

Website: http://www.youcanmarketonlinenow.com
Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/askmarknewsome

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Sep 10, 2020
42 No Label Defines Me with Nathan Todd
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Nathan Todd from "No Label Defines Me" Coaching is my guest on the Learning From Smart People Podcast. His passion for removing labels and helping people (especially people with disabilities) combat loneliness is evident, powerful and, most of all in these unprecedented times, relevant.

Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:

  • Nathan's personal story of being born with cerebral palsy
  • The impact of living with a disability
  • Labels and their power in your life
  • The difference in perspective between lifelong disabilities and acquired disabilities
  • Obstacles individuals with disabilities face in relationships

You can connect with Nathan at the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelonelinesscoach
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thelonelinesscoach

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Sep 08, 2020
41 Servant Leadership with John DeSantis
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Our topic today is "Servant Leadership" with John DeSantis from Rising Sun Consultants. He considers himself an average leader with above average intentions.

As a reminder, Rising Sun Consultants is giving away 5 copies of their new book to listeners of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Keep reading to find out how you could be eligible to win.

Enjoy this practical look at leadership on the Learning from Smart People Podcast.

Here are a few things to listen for:

  • The value of being deliberate and intentional
  • Why you should throw out the "compliment sandwich"
  • The fine art of being humble and being nice
  • Leading with a Servant's heart every day
  • Why you don't need to wait for a pandemic to push you to start!

To find out more about John and Rising Sun Consultants, check out the links below:

Website: https://www.risingsunconsultants.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/risingsunconsultantspa
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rising-sun-consultants/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/risingsunpa
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/risingsunconsultants/

How to enter to win a copy of "10 Keys to Effective Supervision" from Rising Sun Consultants:

1. Follow the Learning from Smart People Podcast on social media. (Links below.)
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5. The five (5) winning comments will be chosen at random. The winners will be notified and the books will be shipped to them free of charge by Rising Sun Consultants.

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Sep 03, 2020
40 Tugboat Coffee with Erik Barkley
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Erik Barkley from Tugboat Coffee joined the podcast to talk about coffee roasting. Tugboat Coffee is the oldest wholesale only, specialty coffee roaster in the Chicagoland area. We talked about the art of coffee roasting as well as the business side of running a specialized, niche market small business.

Here are several things to listen for:

  • The origin of the name Tugboat Coffee
  • The difference between light roast and dark roast
  • Why coffee beans grown in different areas have different tastes
  • The importance of supporting independent coffee roasters
  • Tips for running a small B2B business

After my conversation with Erik, I am tempted to give coffee another chance (and I have only had one cup of coffee in the last 25 years!)

To learn more about Tugboat Coffee or to place an order, visit their website. Be sure to follow them on social media as well.

Website: www.tugboatcoffee.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tugboatcoffee/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tugboatcoffee/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tugboat-coffee

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Sep 01, 2020
39 Intentional Simplicity with Sarafina Arthur-Williams
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Sarafina Arthur-Williams, founder and CEO of Intentional Simplicity, joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. We talked about wellness and the importance of being grounded.

Here are some key points to listen for:

  • What is Intentional Simplicity?
  • The concept of "Wellness"
  • Miss Arthur-Williams work on the NOIR Collection 2020 project: "Blackness"
  • The novel concept of meme therapy

You can find out more about Intentional Simplicity LLC on their website or through their social media. Be sure to check out the meme therapy on Instagram.

Website: https://liveintentionallysimplistic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intentionalsimplicityllc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intentional_simplicity_llc/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/intentionalsimplicityllc

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Aug 27, 2020
38 Handling Adversity with Casey Jourdan
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My guest on today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Casey Jourdan. Her insight into dealing with change and adversity was phenomenal!

Here are a few things to listen for:

  • Casey's own experiences with adversity (a roadside bomb in Iraq and infertility!)
  • How she is turning that adversity into a good thing
  • Her view on change and evolution
  • The seven elements of dealing with change

You can find more information about Casey on her website. You can also connect with her on social media. She was kind enough to offer a free workbook which can be downloaded at the following link:

Free Offer: http://www.caseyjoudan.com/projectplanner

Web Site: www.caseyjourdan.com
Instagram:  www.instagram.com/casey.jourdan
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/casey-jourdan

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Aug 25, 2020
37 Analytics with Scott Harward
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Scott Harward. He is an expert in data driven marketing with a focus on profit rather than impressions.

Here are a few things to listen for during this podcast:

  • What are Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Faux KPIs
  • Tools to measure your website, ad campaigns and web traffic
  • How to avoid getting scammed by marketing agencies

You can connect with Scott on his LinkedIn page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-harward/

You can also check out his new "Revenue Attribution" software:

https://www.journicity.com/

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Aug 20, 2020
36 Justice for Brock with TW Brock
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Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is TW Brock. In 1983, his father, William Brock, passed away from a gunshot wound to the head. At the time, it was ruled a suicide but TW is not so sure. He is on a mission to get justice for his father.

Here are a few things to listen for:

  • TW's story of finding out who his father was
  • Meeting his father's family
  • His father's work for racial equality
  • The mysterious circumstances surrounding his father's passing
  • TW's thoughts on how we move forward on racial issues today

You can find TW on his website:

http://www.JusticeForBrock.com

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Aug 18, 2020
35 Launching a Podcast with Sebastian Rusk
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Sebastian Rusk from the Podcast Launch Lab join us on Learning from Smart People to provide insight for anyone thinking about launching their own podcast. He was that we are in a new era of communication and this is a prime opportunity to get involved.

Here are some things to listen for from this episode:

  • Sebastian's background and how he learned about podcasting
  • What is offered in a "done for you" podcasting platform
  • Finding your "why" in launching a podcast
  • Hosting and distribution options

Sebastian has offered a free consultation to anyone who contact him at his website: 

http://podcastlaunchlabnow.com/

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Aug 13, 2020
34 It's All About Perspective
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Rob Oliver, a.k.a. "Your Motivational Speaker" and the host of "Learning from Smart People" podcast, shares his perspective on perspective! It's a reminder that we can only see the world through our own eyes. As we strive to make the world a better place today and for the future, it is all about perspective!

Here are some things to listen for in this episode:

  • Why Cinderella is "so annoying"!
  • The three perspectives in writing: first person, second person, third person
  • The importance of acknowledging and valuing another person's perspective
  • The need to recognize and actively fight against our own bias and prejudice
  • No one else's view of me can diminish my value in any way!
  • Although I can't see from another's perspective, I can be empathetic and supportive

You can learn more about Rob, his books and his "Your Motivational Speaker" presentations using the links below:

Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver

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Aug 11, 2020
33 Survive and Thrive with Gavin Preston
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Gavin Preston, an expert from the UK, joined the show to talk about his new book "Survive and Thrive: How to Secure, Scale and Succeed in Business”. He also shared several strategies about growing your business and achieving personal success.

Here are some key moments from the show:

  • Gavin's explanation of his background 
  • The steps of the STRIVE process
  • Developing an identity statement
  • The value of neurolinguistic programming
  • How changing your self talk can change your outcome

Gavin was very generous with his offer to give his book away for free, audience members simply pay for shipping and handling. You can get the book or find out more information below:

Book : www.surviveandthrive.cc
Website: https://www.gavinpreston.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gavin.preston.58
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinpreston/

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Aug 04, 2020
32 Dealing with Change
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Rob Oliver talks about dealing with change. This is another opportunity to hear Rob's perspective on how we handle the circumstances around us and come out better than we were before.

Here are a few key points:

  • Change is inevitable
  • Change is not good or bad, it all depends and how we react to it
  • We can allow difficult circumstances to change us or use them to change the world
  • We can be better after going through tough times that we were before!

You can learn more about Rob and his books and presentations using the contact information below:

Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver

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Jul 30, 2020
31 More than Mere Survival - Rob Oliver
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Host Rob Oliver shares his thoughts about using this pandemic as an opportunity for growth. No guest, no interview, just Rob Oliver wearing his "Your Motivational Speaker" hat and delivering some of the key points from his new presentation called "More than Mere Survival." This presentation was developed in response to COVID-19 and draws lessons from Rob's personal rehabilitation and growth following his spinal cord injury that apply to individuals, nations and our entire world as we all grapple with life during this pandemic.

Here are some points to listen for during this episode:

  • Rob does not live in a van down by the river
  • Rehabilitation and recovery is a slow process
  • Why we can't "flip the switch" and go back to pre-pandemic conditions
  • We are only given a limited number of minutes to live, make the most of them
  • How to prepare for adversity
  • The potential benefits of going through difficult situations
  • Why Rob would not "undo" the day of his injury

You can learn more about Rob and his books and presentations using the contact information below:

Website: https://www.yourmotivationalspeaker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imroboliver
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imroboliver

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Jul 28, 2020
30 Accessibility for Consumers and Businesses with 360-Access.com
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Today's episode features 3 guests! The crew from 360-Access.com came by to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA and the release of their new accessibility mapping tool. It was an honor to interview Joanne Peterson and Marian Neilson again along with Madonna Long. Joanne and Marian are the first return guests on the Learning from Smart People Podcast, I guess this makes them Very Smart…

Some of the points from the show:

  • The size of the disability population both in the United States and internationally
  • The potential buying power of that population
  • Defining "Accessibility" and how the concept may differ from one person to another
  • The Return on Investment for making your business accessible
  • The rollout of 360-Access.com and how it works

In case you had not picked it up yet, the website for 360 Access is:

http://www.360-Access.com

Keep an eye out for their app which will be launching in the next 6-8 weeks.

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Jul 23, 2020
29 Creating a Niche Business with Tim Brant
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Tim Brant, the founder and owner of Brant's Driving School, joined the podcast to talk about finding, creating, and scaling a business that meets a niche need. Brant's Driving School works with individuals with disabilities to assess their needs and match them with the proper adaptive equipment in order to experience the independence of being able to drive.

Some things to listen for in this episode:

  • Tim's back story on how he unintentionally found this niche
  • The struggle of moving from a job with a steady paycheck to being self-employed
  • The value of building relationships
  • Scaling a business (from a part-time side hustle to one with 18 employees)

As much as I enjoy the conversation because I am passionate about the independence that driving gives to individuals with disabilities, I also appreciated Tim's perspective on being an entrepreneur, building his business and the Brant brand. Check him out on the web or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Web Site: https://brantsdrivingschool.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-brant-0a5a3825/

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Jul 21, 2020
28 Creating Your Destiny with Nick Davies
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Nick Davies, a business, career, and health coach, joined the show to talk about his journey, What he has learned from his experiences and how he uses that knowledge to help others in their journey.

Here are a few of the points we touched on during the interview:

Nick's personal journey that led him to quit his job in the financial services industry to travel the world

  • His struggle to find a place where he could fit in
  • His decision to create the life he wanted
  • The importance of having a guide on your journey to success and happiness
  • Tips for making a change in your own life

Here is Nick's contact information:

Email: nick@proadvisorcoach.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nick.davies.980315
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachnicholasdavies/

Nick told me off air that he would offer LFSP listeners complimentary access to his ‘thinking’ tool. "We cant change anything in our lives without being aware of it. MindScan allows us to take a dive into what we can't see."

Here is the link https://www.proadvisorcoach.com/coachnick-mindscan

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Jul 16, 2020
27 Get Clients thru LinkedIn with Matt Clark
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Matthew Clark, cofounder of The Virtual Edge, joined us from South Africa to talk about The Rainmaker System. It is a 3 stage, nine step process that helps his clients generate 2 – 5 leads per day on LinkedIn. By the way, we have now had guests from Europe, Africa and North America.  If you have a guest suggestion from  Asia, Australia, South America or even Antarctica, I'd love to hear it!

Here are several of the important topics we covered:

  • Creating relationships versus acquiring sales
  • Laser focusing on your target audience
  • Knowing your client, especially their pain points
  • A LinkedIn makeover that focuses on your ideal client
  • The stages and steps of the Rainmaker System

Matthew mentioned the free videos and resources that are available on his website listed below. He also encouraged listeners to connect with him on Facebook (if you do, tell him that you heard him on Listening from Smart People!)

Website: https://thevirtualedge.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclarksa/

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Jul 14, 2020
26 Starting and Scaling a Business with Rick Jordan
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Rick Jordan was our guest today and talked about his journey as an entrepreneur. After losing his job, he created and grew an IT Services firm with sales over 10 million dollars a year.

Some key points from this episode:

  • Rick's rough start, laid off and only making $900 a month
  • His story of personal growth from losing his father and the birth of his twins
  • Growing your business
  • Guidance for those starting a business
  • Situational Ethics
  • Some cyber-security tips 

You can find Rick and his podcast using the links below:

Website: www.RickJordan.tv
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/mrrickjordan
Twitter: @mrrickjordan
Facebook: @mrrickjordan
Instagram: @mrrickjordan

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Jul 09, 2020
25 Book Writing and Storytelling with Rob Oliver
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In honor of our 25th episode, we flipped the script! Josh Oliver guest hosts and interviews Rob Oliver about storytelling and book writing. It’s an interesting role reversal when Rob is answering questions instead of asking. This episode is for more than just aspiring authors, it’s about why stories are important and how to pass along wisdom, history and experience.

Here are a few things to listen for:

  • The traditions of storytelling
  • The effect of telling a story
  • The value of a written record of your experiences and wisdom
  • The process for writing a book
  • What to do with your book once it is written
  • Why everyone has a book in them
  • The value of being an author

Rob also offered a free 20 minute consultation to anyone that is considering writing a book. You can sign up for your session at his publishing company’s website:

http://www.IX-Press.com

You can also find out more information about Rob, in his books and his speaking business at:

http://www.YourMotivationalSpeaker.com

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Jul 07, 2020
24 Rent the Chicken with Phil and Jenn Tompkins
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This episode features the "Rent the Chicken" people.  Jenn and Phil Tompkins (AKA Homestead Jenn and Homestead Phil) have a chicken rental business based just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. It was such a novel idea that I felt like I had to interview them. 

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • An explanation of exactly what Rent the Chicken is!
  • The inspiration for Rent the Chicken
  • How the business expanded to include Hatch the Chicken and acquire affiliates across North America
  • The use of other chicken related products in creating new revenue streams
  • Homestead Phil and Homestead Jenn's definition of success

You can find out more about their company and how you can Rent the Chicken for your family at the links below:

Website: www.rentthechicken.com
Twitter: @RentTheChicken
Facebook:  @RentTheChicken
Instagram:  @RentTheChicken

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Jul 02, 2020
23 Greek Food, Culture & Cooking with the Staikopoulos Family
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We turn up the international flavor on Learning from Smart People with Greek Cooking experts Kelly Staikopoulos, Joanne Marzella, and Jackie Marzella. Their family traces its roots back to the Greek Island of Karpathos and they have shared their family's recipes  and culture in a cookbook.

Some highlights from the interview include:

  • The amazing person that Joanne and Kelly's mom was and why they called her Kukla
  • Quantifying terms like "a pinch", "a dash" and "a wineglass full"
  • Exploring relatively unknown cuisines
  • "Greekifying" traditional recipes
  • The importance of relationships
  • The steps to taking on a project like this

If you are interested in learning more, ordering a cookbook or following them on social media here are the links:

Website: kuklaskouzina.com
Twitter: @KuklasKouzina
Facebook:  facebook.com/KuklasKouzinaCB
Instagram:  @kuklaskouzina
YouTube:  youtube.com/channel/UCCrlfUm8ag8YgpvekWmqYIw
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/kuklaskouzina/
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kelly-salonica-staikopoulos-350ab414/

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Jun 30, 2020
22 Finding Significance with Lauren Scheiffer
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"The Colonel's Daughter", Lauren Scheiffer CSP, visited Learning from Smart People to share Colonels of Wisdom.  The daughter of a career United States Air Force officer, she shared with us some of the nuggets of wisdom that her father taught her. Reading her book and listening to her talk about him, you will have to agree, the Colonel was a wise man!

Here are some of the takeaways from this episode:

  • The difference between success and significance
  • How we treat others defines our significance
  • The importance of showing respect to everyone 
  • How respect to all is different that having respect for everyone
  • Use what you've got and just show up

For a limited time Lauren's new book is available in ebook form for $0.99:

https://www.amazon.com/Colonels-Wisdom-Significance-Daughters-Reflection-ebook/dp/B08958PNVN/

You can also connect with Lauren on her website or social media platforms:

Website: www.LaurenSchieffer.com
Twitter: @LSchiefferCSP
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Lauren-Schieffer-CSP-The-Colonels-Daughter-191278604217872/  
Instagram:  @LaurenSchieffer
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenannschieffer/

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Jun 25, 2020
21 Entrepreneurship with Chris Ippolito
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The host of the "Get Coached Podcast", Chris Ippolito, joined the podcast. He shared information about what he has learned from the business coaches and experts he has interviewed on his podcast as well as his personal journey towards entrepreneurship.

Here are some of the highlights from the episode:

  • Chris's personal story of feeling the need to leave a legacy
  • Themes that have emerged from his podcast interviews
  • The importance of investing in relationships
  • The return on investment from those relationships
  • The importance of finding your "Why?"

You can check out Chris's podcast and connect with him on social media using the links below. If you are interested, ask him for a list of the books that he has found most useful on his entrepreneurial journey.

Website: getcoachedpodcast.com
Twitter: @chrisippolito
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.ippolito
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/christopher.ippolito/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherippolito/

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Jun 23, 2020
20 Resiliency with Dar Dixon
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Actor, writer, producer and director Dar Dixon joined the podcast to share his life story. It's a story of escaping from a revolution, experiencing bigotry, involvement in a cult and, ultimately, becoming a Hollywood actor.

Here are some of the highlights from the show:

  • Nothing lasts forever
  • Breaking bread together breaks down barriers
  • Dar's advice about achieving difficult goals
  • Art is life and life is art
  • Dar's incredible journey and fantastic outlook

You can learn more about Dar and his podcast by visiting his website:

www.dardixon.com

Here is the link to the free audio download from Centerpointe – "15 Minute Rescue and Renew":
https://dardixon.com/15-minute-rescue-renew-soundtrack/

While you're on his website, be sure to check out the interview that I did with him for his podcast.

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Jun 18, 2020
19 Become an Online Contributor with Dani Hao
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In this episode we learn from Dani Hao about developing a brand identity and becoming a contributor to online (and print) publications. It's a fresh new take on PR that shares your information in unique, yet targeted venues.

Some of the key points include:

  • Knowing your niche and/or finding it
  • Creating a brand persona
  • Defining your audience
  • Developing a voice for your brand
  • Researching the keywords for your message (kwfinder.com was one tool)
  • Finding the right publication to target
  • The pitch process for becoming a contributor

Dani kindly offered a 30 minute free consultation to Learning from Smart People listeners. When you schedule yours, let her know you heard her here. Use the scheduling link below:

https://calendly.com/dani-hao

If you'd like to follow Dani and Procurify, here's where you can find them:

Website: www.procurify.com
Twitter: @procurify
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Procurify/  
Instagram: @Procurifyteam
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/daniellehao/

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Jun 16, 2020
18 Freelance Writing with Laura Briggs
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Today's guest on "Learning from Smart People" is Laura Briggs. She has the experience of being an entrepreneur as well as an author and shared her insights about freelance writing.

Here are a few of the key points she shared:

  • Her passion and vision moved her business from a side hustle to a six-figure endeavor
  • There has never been a better time to start freelancing
  • You can do this at any age or stage of life
  • Freelancing opens a world of flexibility for employment
  • There are certain personality traits you need to be successful
  • It can take some time to ramp this business up

If you would like to contact Laura, here's where you can find her:

Website: www.betterbizacademy.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/laurapenningtoninternational
Instagram:  @authorlaurabriggs
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/laurapenningtonwrites

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Jun 11, 2020
17 Telling Your Story with Mandi Moon
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Marketing consultant Mandi Moon was our guest as she talked about telling your story online to grow your business. Her insight is extremely helpful for sales teams, entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

  • The 3 story categories (Founder's, Purpose, and Value)
  • The one BIG mistake to avoid!
  • How to consistently tell your stories
  • How to consistently curate new stories

Mandi has a free video series on how to further develop your stories at her website.

Website: www.mandimoonconsulting.com
Facebook:  @mandimoonconsulting
Instagram:  @mandimoonconsulting
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandi-moon-a5a63037/

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Jun 09, 2020
16 Putting Passion into Action with Doug Cornfield
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Children's book author Doug Cornfield joined the Learning from Smart People podcast. We talked about his book, "A Pound of Kindness" and the sports camps that he and his business partner, Dave Clark, run for kids and young adults with disabilities.

During the interview, Doug talked about the following:

  • The greatest mostly unknown story in sports
  • The need to develop a great product that you can actually sell
  • The importance of finding and following your passions
  • The danger of focusing on the "No's"
  • Understanding that you are the best salesperson for your book
  • Having a purpose and broader vision for your business
  • Why he and Dave called their business "Best Burn"

You can find out more about Doug and his book at:

http://www.apoundofkindness.net

He mentioned 2 promo codes. The first was for a free download of "A Pound of Kindness" as an e-book, the promo code is "stayhome". The second was for free shipping on all their books, as well as a free coloring book with the purchase of the children's book, that promo code is "D3Day".

Website : www.D3Day.com and www.apoundofkindness.net
Twitter: @PoundofKindness
Facebook : @APoundofKindness
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug7cornfield/

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Jun 04, 2020
15 Mini Mentors with Adam Mendler
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Fellow podcaster Adam Mendler, host of Thirty Minute Mentors joined the show to talk about what he's learned from interviewing leaders from a variety of backgrounds.

Some of the points covered during this episode include:

  • The power of mentorship
  • The importance of ethics
  • Pivotal decisions and how they shape us
  • The lasting legacy of great leaders

You can find 30 Minute Mentors on most Podcast platforms. You can connect with Adam here:

Podcast: www.thirtyminutementors.com
Website
:  www.adammendler.com
Twitter: @adammendler
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/amendler  
Instagram:  @adammendler
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/adammendler/

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Jun 02, 2020
14 New Normal with Katie Newell
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Katie Newell, the host of "A Whole Newell World" on YouTube joined the show to talk about the "New Normal". Her expertise comes from her experiences with a child with multiple food allergies.

Some of the highlights of the interview include:

  • New & different does not necessarily mean bad
  • A fulfilling and joyful life is possible no matter the circumstances
  • Life is fragile
  • In the battle against the unknown, knowledge is the key
  • Alternatives do exist

You can find Katie's "A Whole Newell World" Channel on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWZQN45-O61HjcPZHbyNJQ

Facebook: facebook.com/kdbnewell

Instagram: @ohkatiebee

You can download Katie's Favorite Food Alternatives here:

http://learningfromsmartpeople.com/FoodSubstitutes.pdf

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May 28, 2020
13 Diversity Certification with Joanne Peterson & Marian Neilson
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Joanne Peterson and Marian Neilson from getdiversitycertified.com joined "Learning from Smart People" to talk about opportunities to have your small business certified as a diverse business.

Here are some of the key pieces of information they shared:

  • The variety of diverse categories in which a business can be certified
  • The purpose and value of certification
  • The process of certification
  • The various levels on which you can be certified
  • The qualifications for certification
  • Self certification versus third-party certification
  • Developing a strategy for certification

During the conversation they provided a number of resources for getting your business certified. Here are the links to those websites:

Diversity Certification Eligibility Survey Link: https://getdiversitycertified.com/survey/
DUNS Number: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/
SAM: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/

3rd parties

Disability:IN: https://disabilityin.org/ (Person with Disability or Disabled owned businesses.)
NaVOBA: https://navoba.org/ (Veteran and service disabled owned businesses)
NGLCC: http://www.nglcc.org/ (LGBT businesses.)
NMSDC: http://www.nmsdc.org/nmsdc/ (Minority (for their certifying purpose NMSDC defines minority as Asian, Black, Hispanic and/or Native American business owner that is “at least 1/4 or 25% minimum” of one of these categories) business.)
NVBDC: http://www.nvbdc.org/ (Veteran and Service-Disabled owned businesses.)
NWBOC: http://www.nwboc.org/ (Women businesses)
USPAACC: https://uspaacc.com/ (Asian American owned businesses.)
USWCC: http://uswcc.org/ (Women owned businesses)
WBENC: http://www.wbenc.org/ (Women businesses)

If you are interested in contacting Joanne and Marian, here is their information:

Website: https://getdiversitycertified.com
Twitter: @DiverseBizBlog
Instagram: @abator_infosvcs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abator-information-services-inc-/

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May 26, 2020
12. Servant Leadership with Tom Crea
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Retired Army Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Tom Crea joined host Rob Oliver to talk about Servant Leadership. Tom talked about how his understanding of leadership was built during his time in the Army and how he uses that training to help build leadership skills in others.

During the interview, Tom shared the following concepts:

  • The importance of self-awareness as a leader
  • Leadership is never about you as a leader, it's about your people
  • The importance of humility and vulnerability
  • Accountability as a leadership tool
  • The value of assessments

Tom offered a free e-book, tip sheets as well as assessment tools as free gifts to the Learning from Smart People listeners. You can receive those by using the "Contact" page on his website below.

Website: blackhawkspeaks.com
Website: blackhawkcoach.com
YouTube: youtube.com/c/blackhawkspeaks
Twitter: @blackhawkspeaks
Facebook:  @blackhawkspeaks
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/thomascrea

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May 21, 2020
11. Social Capital with Al Condeluci
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My guest for episode 11 of Learning from Smart People is Al Condeluci from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is a consultant and trainer and we discussed the revolutionary concept of "Social Capital."

We all understand the concept of financial investments. Social Capital takes those ideas and applies them to relationships. In much the same way as we would like to watch our financial portfolio grow, as we invest in relationships, we are watching the value of our community grow.

During the show Al covered several interesting topics:

  • The increase of loneliness and social isolation (even pre-COVID-19.)
  • Which populations are most at risk
  • The definition of "Social Capital"
  • How this concept provides an antidote to social isolation
  • The four key steps to intentionally building Social Capital

Al has a number of free resources available at his website, listed below. There are videos, downloads and other resources including his TEDx talk.

Website: www.alcondeluci.com
Twitter: @acondeluci
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-condeluci-a47ba95/

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May 19, 2020
10. PR Strategies with Gaynor Meilke
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"Learning from Smart People" has reached double digits! My guest on this milestone episode is Gaynor Meilke, the Bona Fide Business Guide. We talked about how to secure positive PR opportunities.

Some of the key takeaways from this episode are:


  • The definition of PR (it's more than just getting on Good Morning America!)
  • Effective PR requires a plan and strategy
  • Tips for finding journalists and building relationships with them
  • How to create a simple introductory pitch
  • Essential tools for PR seekers (See list below Gaynor's contact info.)

Gaynor generously offered a free media release template as well as a PR strategy consultation by contacting her at the email below.

Email Address: gaynor@bonafidebusinessguide.com
Website: bonafidebusinessguide.com
Twitter: @BFBizGuide
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BonaFideBusinessGuide/
Instagram:  @GMeilke
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaynormeilke/

Where to find PR tools:

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May 14, 2020
9. Your Past Doesn't Define Your Future with Katie Woodland
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"Learning from Smart People" has gone international! My guest today is Katie Woodland from "across the pond" in the UK.

Katie is a "maverick psychologist" and on today's episode we talked about how your past does not define your future. With a history of physical, verbal and sexual abuse, she helps her clients to recover from the traumatic events in their lives using the tools that she used to recover from hers.

Some of the takeaways from Episode 9 include:

  • The positive thinking myth can keep you stuck in negativity
  • Mental Illness is not an "illness" at all
  • 3 easy (and free) activities to release serotonin and clear cortisol
  • You are the most powerful person in making decisions about your future
  • The power of small successes
  • The safest way to overcome obstacles in life, business and relationships

Katie has a number of courses available here. You can connect with her using the information below.

Website: https://www.katiewoodland.co.uk/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowisunwritten/
Instagram: @katie._.woodland
Twitter: @wookat1983 

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May 12, 2020
8. Creating Change with Coach Monique DeMonaco
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This episode of "Learning from Smart People" features an interview with Coach Monique DeMonaco. Coach Monique is a change management expert. Today she shared her expertise on creating change in your life.

During this episode you will learn about:

  • Coach Monique's personal story including undiagnosed learning disabilities
  • The difference between a change management coach and a therapist
  • The concept of neuro-plasticity
  • Coach Monique's trademark Delete Delete™ technique for changing your thought patterns
  • Barriers to creating change
  • Information is Power

Coach Monique made an offer exclusively for listeners of the "Learning from Smart People" podcast. Send her an email mentioning this podcast and she will send you a free chapter from her latest book.

Please visit her website and make use of the "Resource Page" as well as her videos and webinars.

Email Address: monique@coachmonique.com
Phone: 412.408-2098
Website: www.CoachMonique.com
Twitter: @TheCoachMonique
Facebook: @CoachMoniquePGH
Instagram: @TheCoachMonique
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/moniquedemonaco/

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May 07, 2020
7. Education in the 21st Century with Brandon McCall
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Brandon McCall joined the "Learning from Smart People" Podcast to talk about Learning in the 21st Century. Brandon is the principal and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy in West Mifflin, PA. 

During this episode Brandon shared the following:

  • His personal story of starting a school (from a conceptual conversation to a functioning organization)
  • Re-examining the definition of education and the process of learning
  • The importance of being a lifelong learner
  • The unique ways that people learn
  • The core principles of learning (no matter your age)
  • One tool for becoming a better communicator
  • Looking retrospectively at the impact of what I'm doing
  • The importance of communication in creating change

You can find out more information about Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy using this contact information:

Website: http://www.cornerstoneprep.net
Phone: 412-466-1919
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CornerstonePrep

Brandon's personal contact information:

Twitter: @cornerstoneguy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.mccall.9
Instagram: @WearyYetPursuing
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-mccall-04539a2a/

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May 05, 2020
6. Health Anxiety with Josh Smith
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Today's guest on "Learning from Smart People" is Josh Smith. He is a licensed counselor and shares some extremely poignant insight about anxiety.

Here are some of the highlights from Josh's interview:

  • Josh's own history of anxiety
  • Emotional and Physical manifestations of anxiety
  • Contributing factors to anxiety
  • The incompatibility of thankfulness and anxiety
  • Skills and tips for lowering anxiety

Josh offered a free resource of "10 Tips and Strategies for Relieving Anxiety" as well as an "Anxiety Workbook" which specifically deals with the Coronavirus and anxiety. Both are available by emailing him at joshahealingplace@gmail.com.

Josh's contact information:

Email: joshahealingplace@gmail.com
Twitter: @MrSmithWestern

He also mentioned AKA Sushi in Jackson, MI. Their website is:

http://www.akasushi.com/ 

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Apr 30, 2020
5. Bounce Up: with Mj Callaway
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Mj Callaway, an award-winning author, motivational speaker and corporate trainer, joined "Learning from Smart People" to discuss powering through adversity.

During the interview, she shared this information:

  • Her personal story of dealing with cancer, TWICE!
  • The difference between a "bounce back" and a "Bounce-Up" (I loved it this point!)
  • Flipping your mindset and changing your inner (and outer) dialogue
  • Building a Power Team
  • Strategies for creating your own "Bounce-Up"

Mj also talked about her new book and offered "Learning from Smart People" listeners a free resource called "7 Ways You Can Bounce-Up!" It is available as a free download. There is a form at the bottom of her website where you can claim this resource for yourself.

Here is how you can connect with Mj:

Email: mj@mjcallaway.com
Website: www.MjCallaway.com
Twitter: @MjCallawayspeak
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mjcallawayspeaker
Instagram: @MjCallawaySpeaker
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjcallaway/

Thanks for listening to the show! I hope that you are learning from the interviews. I know that I am!

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Apr 28, 2020
4. Creating a Customer Experience with Bob Pacanovsky
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Bob Pacanovsky joined "Learning from Smart People" to share his expertise on raising the bar with customer service to create a "Customer Experience." He brought his knowledge, experience, expertise and 3 black tuxedos.

During this interview, Bob shared the following insights:

  • The difference between Customer Service and creating a Customer Experience
  • The importance of understanding first and foremost what business are you in
  • What the Black Tie Experience is all about
  • How to create more Brand Ambassadors for your business
  • How to create a culture of excellence in your organization

At the end of the interview, Bob made a very generous offer for our listeners. If you would like to get his "25 for 25" article or schedule a "Free 20" consultation phone call, shoot him an email at the address below.

In the meantime, I would encourage you to check out his website and connect with him on social media.

Email Address: bob@bobpacanovsky.com 
Phone: 330-352-6084
Website: http://www.bobpacanovsky.com 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BobPacanovsky
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BobPacanovskyBlackTie/  
Instagram: http://instagram.com/black_tie_experience
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-pacanovsky-/

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Apr 23, 2020
3. Problem Solving with Mike Warnell
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Mike Warnell drives a fuel tanker truck for Source One Trucking. We talked about the various complexities he faces as a truck driver and he shared several strategies about Problem Solving.

Mike is a personal friend of mine and when I asked him to be on the show, he told me that he was not a "Smart Person" and that there was nothing he could teach my audience. After listening to him, I think you'll agree with me, he could not have been more wrong.

Here are some of the key takeaways from Mike's interview:

  • Anticipating and preventing potential problems limits the need to solve problems.
  • The primary key to avoiding mistakes is paying attention to details.
  • Doing your homework beforehand equips you with the knowledge to handle what lies ahead.
  • Professionals are held to a higher standard.
  • Learn from the people who have been there before you.


You can learn more about Source One at their website: http://www.source01.com/

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Apr 21, 2020
2. Price vs Value with Ron Swauger
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Ron Swauger is the General Sales Manager at Riverview Chevrolet. He joined us today on “Learning from Smart People” to talk about the difference between Price and Value. His insights were on point and are relevant for anyone involved in sales, marketing or customer service.

  • Price is what you pay – Value is what you receive
  • Selling Value builds strong customer relationships
  • Value and Customer Service are virtually synonymous

If you are looking to get a car with great value and a low price, you can contact Ron at Riverview Chevrolet.

412-751-2900

http://www.RiverviewChevy.com

The restaurant Ron mentioned is Arlechinno’s in McMurray.
Check them out at: http://arlecchinopgh.com/

Apr 16, 2020
1. An Introduction to Learning from Smart People
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In this introductory episode, host Rob Oliver gives an overview of what "Learning from Smart People" is all about. He shares a little about who he is and where he got the inspiration for the show. You will learn what you can expect from the show, who the show is for, what type of guests will be on the show and what topics will be covered. Check out our website: www.LearningFromSmartPeople.com Follow us on Social Media: https://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast https://www.instagram.com/LFSPPodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/LFSPPodcast/
Apr 14, 2020