On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about the tangible benefits of kindness in business. Then, we’ll show you how you can use the storytelling techniques of hit movies to improve your company’s own story. Plus, find out what common thread holds back first-time entrepreneurs from being successful. Also, we’ll show you how to make better business decisions by beating our unconscious processes. Finally, are you unhappy with your political representatives? We’ll show you how to get involved in your democracy!
Segment 1: Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of radical influence, publicity, networking, kindness, and referrals. She is the author of three best-selling books including “Get Noticed…Get Referrals” and co-author of “Guerilla Publicity” and “Networking Magic”. To learn more, visit www.profitofkindness.com
1:30 – What are simple ways we can be more kind?
3:00 – What are examples of businesses practicing kindness?
4:30 – What’s the difference between kindness and a great customer experience?
5:45 – The 7 Pathways to Kindness.
9:00 – The tangible benefits of kindness in business.
Segment 2: Ted Frank is a story strategist at Backstories Studio, which uses movie-style storytelling to help people make their presentations quicker, more visual, and more emotionally effective. He has discovered how to transform corporate projects into powerful stories for companies such as Netflix, Fiat Chrysler, Twitter, and Pacific Gas & Electric. He is the author of the book “Get to The Heart: How Storytelling Secrets Can Make Your Presentation Clear, Compelling, and Earn You a Seat at the Table”.
15:30 – How do you start putting together a compelling story for your business?
18:45 – What else can small business owners do to improve their presentations?
21:15 – What’s secret to nailing high-stakes presentations?
23:00 – Fresh ways to connect with potential consumers on a deeper level, evoking emotions that really inspire action.
Segment 3: Rhett Power is the author of The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions and co-founder of Wild Creations, an award-winning start-up toy company. A member of the United States Department of State’s International Speakers Program, Rhett travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and management alongside the likes of Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, AOL Founder Steve Case, and President Barack Obama. He has written for The Huffington Post, Time, and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular columnist for Inc., Success Magazine, and Business Insider.
31:30 – What often holds first-time entrepreneurs back?
33:00 – How do you be strategic on a consistent basis?
35:00 – How to reward your employees with limited resources.
36:30 – Knowing what you know now, what do you wish you could have told yourself before starting your first business?
Segment 4: Sara Taylor is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting, and has worked with HR managers, chief diversity officers, and high-level executives at organizations such as Coca-Cola, Marriott, General Mills, United Way, National Credit Union Administration, Ingersol-Rand, Seagate Technologies, Thompson Reuters, Thrivent Financial, and many others. She is the author of a new book “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World”.
40:45 – The role of the unconscious in making decisions.
43:00 – How do you combat your unconscious biases?
44:30 – What are examples of filters people might have?
Segment 5: Maria Yuan is the Founder and CEO of IssueVoter – Nonpartisan, End-to-End Civic Engagement for Everyone. Maria’s professional experience spans strategy, politics, recruiting, social enterprise, investment banking, and corporate development.
50:00 – What is IssueVoter and how does it work?
51:15 – How can I sign up for IssueVoter, step by step?
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