Episode #041: Dan Roam, Author, Show and Tell: How Everyone Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

Author, Dan RoamOne of my favorite books from the last decade is The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by today’s guest Dan Roam.

I was fascinated by Dan’s assertion that a simple drawing on a humble napkin could be more powerful than the slickest PowerPoint presentation. According to Dan, everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can’t draw.

In his new book Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary PresentationsDan reminds us that delivering a presentation doesn’t have to be so hard. We struggle, Dan says, when we forget the basic steps we learned in Kindergarten: show and tell.

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Episode #040: Ben Carpenter, Author, The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals

Ben CarpenterToday, we steer a slightly different direction than we have of late on the podcast.

We’ve talked at length recently about how the nature of work is changing and the emergence of the “portfolio lifestyle.”

But in today’s episode, we talk with a man who is all about the benefits of climbing the corporate ladder, and why it might be the right path for you too.

He’s a man who’s had success not only in the “The Bigs” (short for The Big Leagues), but Ben Carpenter has also seen success as an entrepreneur. He shares about these experiences and more in his new book The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life.

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Episode #039: Farnoosh Brock: Author, Digital Media Entrepreneur and Expert Green Juicer

Farnoosh BrockI first heard Farnoosh Brock as a guest on the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast around a year ago.

I can distinctly remember being mesmerized by her demeanor and her outlook on life. Little did I know that I too would be chatting with her on my own podcast one day.

Farnoosh is an author, a digital media entrepreneur and an expert green juicer, and is the author of several books including The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long due out later this month (April 22nd). 

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Episode #038: Jaime Tardy, Author, The Eventual Millionaire

Jaime TardyThe nature of work is changing. Simply put, it is my belief, and the belief of many, that the future of work will look nothing like it does today.

Meaning, the days of going to college, studying a field and landing a job will no longer be the norm but, rather, the exception. Don’t believe me? Hundreds, if not thousands of office buildings, once flourishing with activity, now lay dormant and empty. Or, they’re being converted into apartments and other cool living spaces.

Going forward, you must decide if you want to allow an employer to control your financial fate, or if you want to be the one in charge of your own financial destiny.

Today’s guest, Jaime Tardy, learned this the hard way. She’s here to help you avoid making the same mistakes with her new book The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup.

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Episode #037: Bill McGowan, Author, Pitch Perfect: How to Say it Right the First Time, Every Time (with Alisa Bowman)

Bill McGowanToday more than ever, your ability to communicate effectively and command attention when necessary is critical to your success.

Unfortunately, if you’re like most, you’ve picked up some bad communication-related habits along your journey and, worse, you may not even be aware of many of them.

That’s where a communications coach like Bill McGowan comes in. He is the founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group and is a two-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent. After spending decades interviewing hundreds of newsmakers, CEOs, celebrities, authors, editors, attorneys and athletes, Bill now uses his his experiences to coach and train everyone from corporate CEOs to celebrities.

Fortunately for you and me, we’re able to tap into his expertise in his brand new book Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. In it, Bill clearly and concisely lays out what he calls the Seven Principles of Persuasion, along with a litany of faux pas many speakers today are often guilty of.

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