Episode 212 – Ralph Peterson – Dieting

Ralph Peterson (@SpeakerRalphP on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss dieting.  Dieting is no fun regardless of how much you weigh or have to lose. It can be a nightmare of shame and feelings of failure, especially when you have to lose triple digits just to begin to be healthy. It can be tough …

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Episode 211 – Jen Rulon – Triathlons

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 …

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Episode 208 – 2016 Speakers Roundtable

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.

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Episode 205 – Michael Domitrz – Can I Kiss You?

Michael Domitrz (@DateSafeProject on twitter) returns for more awkward conversation with host Craig Price about his new book “Can I Kiss You?” Ask anyone, even Craig himself, and they will say Craig isn’t the smoothest talker in the world. When you add sex into the conversation, Craig can get even more flustered. All the professional speaker gloss and polish falls away and never has is awkwardness been more on display than this episode. Thankfully, Mike Domitrz is a friend as well as an expert on consensual sex. He deftly helps Craig navigate through the conversation that touches upon (with permission of course) consensual sex among married partners, archaic social rules that no longer apply yet still are, how parents can educate their kids and so much more that it makes Craig almost break out in hives. It is an important conversation that everyone needs to have which is why Craig is proud to be able to sit with Michael once again and discuss the topics that are often not talked about but should.

You can get Michael’s new book “Can I Kiss You?: A Thought-provoking Look at Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual Assault” at Amazon.com as well as learn more at CanIKissYou.Com.

APP BONUS: Read “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Caring Parents Make when Talking to Their Teens about Sex” as well as the first chapter of “Can I Kiss You?”. Download the free podcast app today!

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Episode 202 – Janice Levenhagen-Seeley – ChickTech

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley (@ChickTechOrg on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her non-profit ChickTech.  What is ChickTech? It is a nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. Craig and Janice discuss how their programs not only develop the skills women need in tech but also a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. They also discuss the realities of the “Good Ol’ Boys” network, unconscious bias in the workplace and how you can find a local chapter or create one of your own. They also talk about using culture training and assessments to identify issues many organization may not even realize exist.

For more information on how you can participate or donate, go to http://chicktech.org 

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Episode 182 – Scott Cooksey – Connection

Scott Cooksey (@ideacharger on twitter) sits down with host Craig Price to discuss connection. Connection means different things for different people. For some, making and keeping connections is a natural thing. For others, it takes effort and energy to connect and engage on a regular basis. When Craig sits down with Scott, the two talk about how a disaster forced Scott to reach out to his clients and establish a connection, how listening is the key to building connections and why Craig is so bad at maintaining long-term connections with clients. They also get into why Craig feels LinkedIn requests from strangers are just ways for people to spam his connections.

You can learn more about Scott at his website http://ideacharger.com and listen to his podcast The Success Charger Podcast with Scott Cooksey where Craig recorded an episode on negativity.

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Episode 180 – Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD – Introverts

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

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Episode 178 – Jeffrey Hayzlett – Think Big, Act Bigger

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.

 

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Episode 177 – Ann Zuccardy – Traumatic Brain Injuries

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

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Episode 175 – Dan Nevins – Yoga

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.

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