September 20, 2016
Jen Rulon (@CoachJenRulon on twitter) discussing preparing and running triathlons with host Craig Price. Knowing Craig and the height of his exercise regime is struggling to scoop hard ice cream out of the gallon container, it would seem unlikely that a true athlete would be on the podcast. But there is a huge difference between doing …
August 23, 2016
Mary Kelly, Jason Kotecki, Jessica Pettitt and Thom Singer (@marykellyspeaks, @kimandjason, @jesspettitt and @thomsinger on Twitter) join host Craig Price for his 2016 Speakers Roundtable. Each year, Craig gathers the best minds in the speaking industry to sit down during the National Speakers Association’s annual convention (this year in hell…I mean Phoenix.) to discuss the state of the industry, what new things are happening, what issues are affecting the speaker population and whatever else may pop up. This year, Craig sat 4 talented past guests to discuss marketing and the resulting conversation covered so much more. They discussed capitalism, charity, tapping into your talents, differentiating yourself, referring other speakers and the hottest of topics…when during the podcast would Jessica swear. These panels are always the most requested episodes of Reality Check and this year is no exception. Celebrate Craig’s birthday by enjoying a gift he gives to himself and to you…his annual speakers roundtable.
Mary Kelly was previously featured on episode 191 and can be found at her website http://productiveleaders.com
Jason Kotecki was a guest on episode 168 and you can learn more about him at http://escapeadulthood.com
Thom Singer has been on the podcast numerous times and can be found at http://ThomSinger.com
Jessica Pettitt has also been on the podcast and previous roundtable discussions and can be found at http://goodenoughnow.com
Special thanks to the National Speakers Association as well as MicroSearch for all their help in getting this episode made.
April 19, 2016
Karin Hurt and David Dye (@letsgrowleaders and @daviddye on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss their management book Winning Well. Being a manager is tough enough but inevitably something will come up that will try and beat you down on the job. Be it disloyal employees, bosses with no ability to self-assess themselves or just folks who can’t give or take feedback well, something is always around the corner. With their new book Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul Karin and David have your back. This well written book details how to deal with issues with actual action plans not just fluffy best case scenarios. Craig, David and Karin talk about trust, respect and how to treat people so they remain productive. Craig brings up Charlie Sheen, bad bosses and how to overcome a breach in trust from upper management so it doesn’t cause problems on the front line.
You can find Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul at all your major book outlets (link goes to amazon so the podcast can make a few pennies) and you can find Karin at http://letsgrowleaders.com/ and David at http://trailblazeinc.com/
APP BONUS: Karin and David have donated a great 18 page Winning Well Toolkit PDF.
April 12, 2016
Ty Bennett (@TyBennett on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his book Partnership is the New Leadership. Leadership is something many people want to have but often their style can be less effective than they want. Benevolent dictators and force of personality can only work with a few. How can leaders be more effective? By partnering with their employees, of course. Craig and Ty discuss how leadership with short term goals can reap quick rewards but have long-term side effects (few that are good), how commitment between employee and employer is a two-way street and how they both agree that motivation is overrated.
You can learn about Ty and his new book Partnership is the New Leadership at http://leadershipinc.com
APP BONUS: Read the 1st chapter of Partnership is the New Leadership!
September 22, 2015
Jennifer Kahnweiler Phd. (@jennkahnweiler on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss introverts. For many people, introverts are a mystery. They tend to stay away from crowds and enjoy time alone. Yet, they are also highly effective leaders, workers and team members that can be invaluable to an organization. Craig and Jennifer have an honest discussion on why some people are introverts, the difference between social anxiety and being introverted and what Craig, a self-proclaimed misanthropic recluse, has done to try and overcome his own introvertedness. Mostly though it’s really just an excuse to stay home with his dogs and nap. They also talk about Jennifer’s latest book: The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together which provides a process that will enable introverts and extroverts to work together better and achieve more than they ever could on their own.
You can learn more about Jennifer at http://jenniferkahnweiler.com/
APP BONUS: Read a sample chapter of The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together
September 15, 2015
Scott McKain (@ScottMcKain on twitter) joins host Craig Price about his book Create Distinction. Being unique is something we all strive for. So much so that it seems everyone is the doing the same things to be unique (think hipster beards and tribal tattoos). Scott talks about how companies makes themselves unique to attract customers, Craig repeats his anti-purple cow rant, how to figure out what to focus on to be distinctive (other than being great) and how small businesses can compete with big companies by being distinctive. They also talk about how you need to know what your competition is before you can separate yourself from them. Far too many people don’t know what others are doing so they can stand out (I’m talking to you podcasters who don’t listen to podcasts!).
Scott can be found at the obvious http://ScottMcKain.com. You can all find his book Create Distinction: What to Do When Great Isn’t Good Enough to Grow Your Business on amazon and all the regular places.
September 8, 2015
Jeffrey Hayzlett (@JeffreyHayzlett on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his latest book Think Big, Act Bigger. Everyone has dreams and goals, but not everyone does the things necessary to achieve them. Jeffrey’s latest book Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless shows readers how he has thought big and acted big in his career that included being the CMO at Kodak, becoming a business celebrity and being a prime-time Bloomberg Television host. Craig and Jeffrey discuss the need for confidence, how being authentic shouldn’t be a strategy it should just be as well as how failure and humility can fit in with your big plans. They also talk about Jeffrey’s recent induction into the National Speaker’s Hall of Fame as well as his failures on the football field. If you’re looking to move the needle of progress forward, you’ll want to listen in.
You can find Jeffrey at his website http://hayzlett.com, watch his show MYOB:mind your own business at http://www.c-suite.tv and listen to his podcast All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on the podcast network http://play.it. I told you he thinks big!
And of course you can get his book Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless in all the familiar places.
Ann Zuccardy (@AnnZuccardy on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss traumatic brain injuries. A slip in a german shower (No, that’s not a euphemism) sent Ann on a new path. Having to relearn things that once were simple not only was a frustration but a crash course on creativity for Ann. There was no real way to rehabilitate her injury so Ann had to figure it out on her own. Understanding how to get across the street or remembering appointments wasn’t something she could put on autopilot. Neuroplasticity became her new conversation starter! Craig and Ann talk about the accident, how she was able to comeback from the injury without much help and how her business changed for the better because of it.
You can learn more about ann at her website http://annzuccardy.com
August 18, 2015
Dan Nevins (@DanNevins on twitter) returns to discuss yoga with host Craig Price. Past guest (episode 97) Dan sits down with Craig in Washington DC for what Craig thought would be an informative chat about yoga but became an emotional story of coping with depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and discovery. Being a popular speaker for the Wounded Warrior Project, Dan was afraid to ask anyone for help when he started to get depressed because so many saw him as a role model of recovery and perseverance. It can be hard to ask for help because just showing a crack of your humanity to others can make them think you’re really in trouble when in fact, you just need someone to listen. Thankfully Dan found yoga and it has transformed his life and has shown him new ways to heal, get over his own doubts and shame and help his fellow soldiers deal with their PTSD. Of course Craig can’t be all serious so they discuss downward dog, passing gas in class and more. He even commits to a yoga class with Dan! An unexpectedly touching, emotional and real conversation with a person who has normal struggles just like the rest of us despite his inspiring story and life. A can’t miss episode for sure.
SPECIAL EVENT: This August 20th, 2015 at 6pm EST, join Dan in Bryant Park in New York City as he attempts to break the record for the world’s largest yoga class. Go to http://flavorpill.com/nyc/event/classes/bryant-park-yoga-thursday-august-20-2015 to RSVP for this FREE class.
David Forbes, PhD. (@ForbesResearch on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discus the science behind motivation marketing. When it comes to motivation or marketing Craig recoils in horror, so many would assume the prospect of talking about marketing to motivation is torture. Not if you add a neuroscientist and member of the faculties of Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry and the Harvard Laboratory of Human Development to the mix. Craig like logic and science so getting David on to discuss the science of marketing was a no-brainer. Talking to the emotional brain can be difficult for many, but thankfully David lays out the 3 types of motivation and the 9 motives in his book “The Science of Why: Decoding Human Motivation and Transforming Marketing Strategy”. The two discuss what kind of emotions qualify as motivation, why advertisers use puppies and half-naked ladies in their commercials (not the same commercial – that would be double strange) and how we can tap into those motivations when we market our services and products to the public.
You can learn more about David at http://www.forbesconsulting.com/
APP BONUS: Read a sample chapter of his book!