Episode 101 – Jennifer Hancock – Workplace Bullies

Jennifer Hancock joins host Craig Price to discuss the workings of workplace bullies. If you’ve ever dealt with workplace bullies or have seen them in action, you know that they can be relentless, draining and frustrating people. And like a virus, their obnoxiousness can be debilitating. Which is why she wrote The Bully Vaccine: How to Innoculate Yourself Against Bullies and Other Petty People. Jennifer and Craig talk about how to treat bullies (slapping them upside the head is a no-no. Whodathunkit??), techniques you can use to stop bullying effectively, how bullies and untrained animals are not dissimilar and other things you can do to stop bullying in the workplace. There are also some great tips on how kids can stop bullies as well.
Her book provides very specific and practical information on how exactly to go about ending bullying. The more you understand about the dynamic of what is happening, the better able you will be able to help yourself navigate the social situations you find yourself in. And the sooner you learn these skills, the better off you are going to be.
You can learn more about Jennifer at her aptly named website http://www.jen-hancock.com and her book can be found at Amazon.com
 

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Can You Say “No” to “Yes” Men?

  Last week we talked about no. This week we’ll talk about yes.[1]   It’s always good to have at least one person in your group with a negative mindset. At least one, no more than two. [2]. The point is to get a person who doesn’t always agree with you. Having a dissenting voice …

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Episode 100 – Speakers Roundtable

Host Craig Price celebrates the 100th episode with a speakers roundtable. A collection of past guests (and a new one) talk about being a speaker, their mistakes and why they do it.
During the National Speakers Association convention this past July, Craig gathered Avish Parashar, Robert Bradford, Steve Rizzo, Jess Pettitt and new friend Patrick Maurer to talk about the ups and downs of being a speaker. What is a professional speaker? Is it just the check that makes you a professional or is there more to it? What do other speakers do that irritates you? What monumental mistakes have you made (this is where the explicit tag comes into play!)? Why do you do what you do?  Get ready for a fun, enlightening discussion as Craig juggles 5 guests at the same time! 
Some huge thanks go to Ed Rigsbee with the Cigar PEG for the location. Finding a place for 6 people to record was a daunting task but Ed made it easy peasy. Please go to CigarPEG.com and learn about this great charity and how you can contribute. Also thanks to past guest Chip Lutz for being the bouncer at the speakers roundtable. He was the sole audient (is that a word? it is now) and kept the riff-raff out of the room while the podcast was being recorded. 
One of the cool things about the convention was that so many past guests were in attendance so Craig commissioned a quick group photo to commemorate the occasion.

 

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Do You Know About Saying No?

  “No” is an important word.   It’s okay to say “no”. For many people, “no” is a hard word to say. We’ve grown up thinking “no” is a bad thing. We’ve been conditioned not to say “no”.    Think about it. When you were growing up, what did you hear the most? “No”.Can I …

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Episode 99 – Charles Remington – Weight Loss

Nutritionist Charles Remington (@FLCCoach on Twitter) the Fat Loss Coach discusses weight loss with host Craig Price. Craig has had a long personal history with weight loss (you don’t get a body like his on just  frappachinos and doughnuts alone) but his understanding on what works can be down right murky. Like most people, Craig gets confused on the constant flip flopping in the media on what you can and then can’t, then can eat again foods so Charles is here to clear up some of the confusion. The two discuss myths of when to eat, how often you should eat, what kinds of foods are best as well as the importance of eating the right amounts of food. Charles also explains why you need to change up your eating patterns and also answers several listeners questions!
Charles Remington is a nutritionist and herbalist who is the author of a best-selling nutritional software program. Known to his thousands of clients as The Fat Loss Coach, his concepts on healthy weight loss are well embraced by the medical community and supported by a large insurance provider. He has conducted more than 200 seminars in the corporate, municipal and education arenas and manages a nutritional practice in Cheshire, Connecticut.
You can learn more about Charles at www.thefatlosscoach.com

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Episode 98 – Hayley Foster – TEDx

Hayley Foster (@HayleyFoster on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss TEDx events. With the TEDx format becoming more and more popular, Hayley Foster explains what a TEDx talk is, what the biggest mistakes professional keynoters make when trying to take their traditional talk and put it into the TED format. Think of TED as a liquid concentrate presentation instead of the watered down sugary kool aid of a keynote. It’s all about having an idea worth spreading, an idea that you can explain in a succinct yet engaging way. There’s no room for extra padding here! Hayley even explains that the audience has to apply to even attended! Getting the idea in front of the right people to create innovation, it’s an intriguing concept.
 Hayley has just released her new 64-page mini booklet specifically written to help professional speakers called “Don’t Tank Your TED Talk! 12 Mistakes Professional Speakers Make”.
After working with well over a hundred speaking professionals, and coaching hundreds of TEDx talks, Hayley has identified why TED.com content directors avoid professional speakers. As it turns out, some of those same behaviors and training, that have enabled your professional speaking success, are the exactly those which can contribute to one terrible TED/TEDx talk.
You can learn more about Hayley at http://shorttalkexpert.com

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