Reality Check with Craig Price
Each week Craig Price sits down and discovers the "reality" of someone's profession, life, philosophy or any number of topics. Sometimes funny, always insightful, Reality Check hopes to debunk myths and offer new perspectives.
info_outline Episode 250 - Podcast Finale 03/13/2018
Episode 250 - Podcast Finale It was bound to happen and so ends the journey of Reality Check with Craig Price. After 7 years, over 175 different guests, live shows, celebrity panels, Craig's speaking program excerpts and speaker roundtables, it's time to prove that all good things must come to an end. Craig explains his decision and thanks some folks as well as promotes his other podcast that isn't going anywhere, Matinee Heroes. Thanks for listening and supporting the show!
info_outline Episode 249 - Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD - The Introverted Leader 2nd Edition 03/06/2018
Episode 249 - Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD - The Introverted Leader 2nd Edition Jennifer Kahnweiler (@JennKahnweiler on Twitter) returns to talk to host Craig Price about the 2nd edition of her book "The Introverted Leader". Longtime listeners will remember Jennifer from Episode 180 back in 2015 when she came on the podcast to discuss introverts. This time she's back and she's updated her book "The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength" to include new information, clarify past entries and expand on how introverts can communicate in extroverted environments. Jennifer and Craig talk about reactions to the 1st edition, what Jennifer has learned over the past 10 years since the book came out and how Jennifer thinks Craig became a "Californian" overnight! You can learn more about Jennifer at her website http://jenniferkahnweiler.com and you can buy her book at Amazon and bookstores everywhere.
info_outline Episode 248 - Alan Cerny - 2018 Oscar Predictions 02/27/2018
Episode 248 - Alan Cerny - 2018 Oscar Predictions Alan Cerny (@NordlingCS on twitter) joins host Craig Price to pick their Oscar winners of the 2018 Academy Awards! The twosome of Alan and Craig take time off their successful spinoff podcast, Matinee Heroes, to do their annual discussion and selection of who they think should and will win Oscars. This year's nominees are (links go to Alan's reviews on Comingsoon.net) : Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water” Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World” Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound” Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water” Lead Actor: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out” Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Lead Actress: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” Meryl Streep, “The Post” Director: “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan “Get Out,” Jordan Peele “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig “Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Craig will post his choices on Saturday the 3rd and you can watch the Academy Awards, Sunday the 4th on ABC.
info_outline Episode 247 - Beth Ziesenis - The Big Book of Apps 01/23/2018
Episode 247 - Beth Ziesenis - The Big Book of Apps Beth Ziesenis (@NerdyBFF on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her latest project "The Big Book of Apps". It's an app filled world and we're just living in it. But how do you know if an app is worth the space on your phone? How do you find apps, which apps are important and which apps are the most popular? Craig doesn't know. The only app he's concerned with it the Reality Check Podcast app! Thankfully, our nerdy best friend Beth Ziesenis is here with her book to zero in on apps that are worth your time, do what you need them to do and won't cause problems with your security. You can learn more about Beth at http://yournerdybestfriend.com and get her book "The Big Book of Apps" on Amazon and other retailers today!
info_outline Episode 246 - Chip Lutz - Get Past the Crap 01/16/2018
Episode 246 - Chip Lutz - Get Past the Crap Chip Lutz (@chiplutz on twitter) returns to talk with host Craig Price about his new leadership book "Get Past the Crap". We all have crap we deal with be it work, home, health, extended family, whatever. Often, that crap stops us from moving ahead. Chip is here to talk about how you can move forward with purpose. He also discuss how to help yourself so you can help lead your team. Chip can be found at http://www.unconventionalleader.com/ and his book is available now at Amazon.com
info_outline Episode 245 - Ben Neiburger - Family Legal Messes 12/12/2017
Episode 245 - Ben Neiburger - Family Legal Messes Ben Neiburger returns to share some horror stories with host Craig Price about family legal messes. The holidays are fast approaching and nothing says "holidays" like family. So why not celebrate how great your family is by hearing some less than flattering stories of family legal issues dealing with wills and estates. Be it giving everything secretly to charity instead of the kids or squabbling over petty things like photographs that you could easily copy, Ben has seen a lot. And of course we leave with an uplifting message of hope...no, really! Of unexpected kindness that some wills have for friends and family.
info_outline Episode 244 - Terry Brock - Cryptocurrency 12/05/2017
Episode 244 - Terry Brock - Cryptocurrency Terry Brock (@TerryBrock on twitter) is back to talk to host Craig Price about cryptocurrency. What is cryptocurrency? Think digital cash only with a bigger payout. Craig and Terry talk about what bitcoin is, the pros and cons of this cyber currency, how secure is, how does inflation play into it and the future of blockchains. Didn't understand any or all of that? Neither did Craig until he sat down with Terry to get all the information. A very insightful podcast, if you want to get a glimpse of the future, download this episode now before bitcoin becomes too expensive to buy or is reduced to pennies on the dollar! Who knows?? Terry has an idea or two. You can find Terry at his self-titled website http://terrybrock.com
info_outline Episode 243 - Gina Abudi - Positive Organizational Change 11/28/2017
Episode 243 - Gina Abudi - Positive Organizational Change Gina Abudi (@GinaAbudi on twitter) returns to talk with host Craig Price about positive organizational change. Change is hard, it can be scary for some and automatically rejected by others. Thankfully, Gina has written a new book Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach to guide companies through change and create a culture where change is not only expected but embraced. The two discuss engaging employees, creating stakeholder support committees and Gina's new undertaking as a speaker. From the book: In today's increasingly competitive global marketplace, organizations that do not regularly undertake change initiatives will find it difficult, if not impossible, to continue to be successful long term. This guide explains how to develop a continuous improvement culture of change that will be perceived by employees as a valuable opportunity instead of something negative to worry about and resist. It outlines a strategic project management approach for ensuring successful implementation and desired results, and includes mini case studies, tips, and practical examples. You can learn more about Gina and her consultancy at http://GinaAbudi.com - - - Craig's calendar for charity is now available! Every penny of profit goes to support Orangutan Outreach. Order yours today!
info_outline Episode 242 - Alan Cerny - 2017 Holiday Movie Preview 11/21/2017
Episode 242 - Alan Cerny - 2017 Holiday Movie Preview Alan Cerny (@nordlingCS on twitter) joins host Craig Price for their 2017 Holiday movie preview. Craig is finally moved in from his cross country move to Northern California and is ready to resume podcasting! The annual holiday visit by Alan to Reality Check brings lots of Oscar contenders and some highly anticipated blockbusters! Be sure to catch Alan and Craig's weekly podcast discussing heroic cinema titled Matinee Heroes! Movies in this episode include (with scheduled release dates): November 22: Coco November 22: Darkest Hour November 22: The Man Who Invented Christmas December 1: The Disaster Artist December 1: The Shape of Water December 8: I, Tonya December 15: Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 2o: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle December 2o: The Greatest Showman December 22: Downsizing December 22: The Post Christmas Day: Molly's Game Christmas Day: Phantom Thread We'll be sure to add Alan's reviews from ComingSoon.net as he writes them. Also, be sure to check out this year's charity calendar supporting redapes.org!
info_outline Episode 241 - Live from Salt Lake Comic Con: John and Joan Cusack 10/03/2017
Episode 241 - Live from Salt Lake Comic Con: John and Joan Cusack Live from Salt Lake Comic Con, host Craig Price moderates a panel for John and Joan Cusack (@johncusack and @realjoancusack on twitter)! On Saturday, September 22nd, Craig had the pleasure of sitting down with actor siblings Joan and John Cusack! Yes...those Cusacks!! Craig really let his fanboy out to moderate a panel covering the Cubs winning the World Series, growing up with the Cusacks, dumb internet trolls and more. Craig also explains the podcast's absence and why it will be taking a short hiatus until November.
info_outline Episode 240 - Michael Domitrz - Everyday Mindfulness Show 08/22/2017
Episode 240 - Michael Domitrz - Everyday Mindfulness Show Mike Domitrz (@MindfulnessShow on Twitter) returns to talk with host Craig Price about his latest foray into podcasting: The Everyday Mindfulness Show. Mike has been on a bunch of podcasts, including several times on this very podcast! The two talk about what mindfulness is, how it can vary from person to person, starting a podcast and managing energy when recording multiple episodes in one sitting! What is the Everyday Mindfulness Show? Dive into fun, thought-provoking, and engaging conversations on everyday mindfulness – from meditation to spirituality to personal passions to success and failure to relationships and much more. Your host, Mike Domitrz, will feature special guests and the show's unique cast of over 70 individuals. You can subscribe to the show by going to https://www.everydaymindfulnessshow.com/
info_outline Episode 239 - Matinee Heroes Podcast Spotlight 08/15/2017
Episode 239 - Matinee Heroes Podcast Spotlight Craig offers up episode 33 of Matinee Heroes (@matineeheroes on twitter) featuring the movie Jaws! Matinee Heroes is a podcast where Craig Price and Alan Cerny take a movie that spotlights heroic cinema, take lessons from said hero and apply them to their own lives. They've already done a live episode at Comicpalooza in June, partnered with Alamo Drafthouse to host movie parties and special screenings and have even created merch! Yes actual merchandise with t-shirts that have their mascot Manny T. Hero the manatee in various movies like a manatee Indiana Jones and manatee Ripley from Aliens as well as their latest which is the Jaws poster in Manatee form. Joel Micah Harris designs these exclusively for the podcast and they’re awesome. If you enjoy the Matinee Heroes, you can subscribe to the podcast at http://matineeheroes.com.
info_outline Episode 238 - Raji Sivaraman - Making Projects Sing 08/08/2017
Episode 238 - Raji Sivaraman - Making Projects Sing Raji Sivaraman joins host Craig Price to discuss her new book "Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management". Most people like music and EVERYONE loves project management. So why not bring the two together? Raji and Craig talk about just that as they discuss how musicians and project managers often do many of the same activities, have many of the same processes and can learn how to improve both by looking at how the two relate to each other. Raji shares how M.U.S.I.C. (Measure, Utilize, Schedule, Integrate, Communicate) are important regardless if you are a musician or project manager. She also introduces Craig to McKinsey's "Fragile to Agile" concepts as well as showing how we can create beautiful project music as an ensemble and still be able to jam out an awesome career guitar solo. Raji's book Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management can be found at amazon and other fine bookstores but if you email her directly (listen to the podcast to get it!) she will happily offer a major discount to Reality Check listeners! You can also learn more about her at http://agilitydiscoveries.com/
info_outline Episode 237 - Avish Parashar - Unconventional Professions 07/25/2017
Episode 237 - Avish Parashar - Unconventional Professions Avish Parashar (@avishp on twitter) returns to talk to host Craig Price his new coaching program for unconventional professions. If you live an unconventional life like I do, you know that getting useful help is a struggle. So many people with conventional jobs offer conventional wisdom that would be great if only you had a "normal" job. Avish struggled with this for a few years until he finally figured a few things out and created a coaching program to help other unconventional professionals too! Avish and Craig talk about how you should take advice, how to get clarity on your place in the market, making sure you understand why people buy from you and more. You can learn more about Avish's new program at http://dinghappens.com/reality
info_outline Episode 236 - Phil Gerbyshak - Vengreso 07/18/2017
Episode 236 - Phil Gerbyshak - Vengreso Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) returns to discuss his new venture Vengreso and social selling. Have you ever partnered with another person to create a business? How about 6 others? Well that’s what past guest and friend of the show Phil Gerbyshak has done and he’s here talk about it. The company is called Vengreso and they specialize in social selling training, with a focus on utilizing LinkedIn. The two discuss how LinkedIn is introducing video to their platform, when to connect and who you should connect to and why people who post still images as videos are jerks. Vengreso works with business professionals to align marketing with sales to provide the needed mindset, skillset and toolset in digital and social media channels to enable you to engage online effectively, grow your network, build your personal brand, add value, attract buyers and achieve your sales and revenue goals. You can find them at...you guessed it: http://vengreso.com
info_outline Episode 235 - Jessica Pettitt 07/11/2017
Episode 235 - Jessica Pettitt Jessica Pettitt (@jesspettitt on twitter) returns to talk to host Craig Price about her new book "Good Enough Now". Waiting for that perfect moment before starting something new often becomes just waiting around. Perfectionism is a fool's errand and that's why Jessica wrote "Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have is Better Than Nothing" because why wait? Craig and Jess discuss her new book, how we need to leave room for edits in our life and behavior as well as honoring our authentic selves. In her breakthrough message, author and speaker Jessica Pettitt reveals the truth about how we can be the best versions of ourselves now! By being our authentic selves, we can immediately improve our companies, relationships, and communities. Jessica's new book is on sale now and you can hear just why you need it! You can learn more about Jessica at http://goodenoughnow.com
info_outline Episode 234 - Valerie Grubb - Clash of the Generations 06/13/2017
Episode 234 - Valerie Grubb - Clash of the Generations Valerie Grubb (@valgrubb on twitter) discuss her new book Clash of the Generations with host Craig Price. Craig is no stranger to generational issues. He speaks on the subject himself (notice the complete lack of link to his own programs!!) so he's eager to discuss how other speakers view the subject. Thankfully, Valerie wrote an entire book on it called Clash of the Generations: Managing the New Workplace Reality. The two discuss, who's really to blame for this generational gap, if it is harder for a seasoned veteran to be managed by a younger person or for a new worker to be managed by a seasoned veteran set in their ways and they even give a little glimpse of what the mysterious Generation Z (no, not zombies) has planned for the near future. Most importantly, Valerie has given Craig two books to give away for free! Listen to the podcast to learn how to win a copy! Clash of the Generations explores this new and increasingly common workplace phenomenon, and provides strategies to help managers navigate this ever more complex maze. Traditionally, older workers would retire and make room for the next generation; instead, Baby Boomers are now prolonging their time in the workplace, yet the successive generations are still coming in. Senior leaders are now left to manage a blended workplace comprised of up to four generations—each with their own ideas of work ethic, work/life balance, long-term career goals, and much more. Management is challenging at the best of times, but the new prevalence of generation gaps—sometimes even layered—add an entirely new dimension to an already complex responsibility. This book presents case studies and interviews with representatives of companies with age-diverse workforces, detailing innovative strategies for smoothing out the bumps and helping everyone work together. You can learn more about Valerie at http://valgrubbandassociates.com/
info_outline Episode 233 - Tiffanie Kellog - Referral Marketing 06/06/2017
Episode 233 - Tiffanie Kellog - Referral Marketing Tiffanie Kellog (@TiffanieKellog on twitter) introduces host Craig Price to referral marketing. It is well documented on this very podcast Craig's own disdain and ineptness when it comes to marketing. With all his social hangups it's just not easy to market and network as well as he'd like. Referral marketing and networking helps out as it allows others to assist Craig in spreading his message and get business he wouldn't have gotten on his own. The two discuss how to spend your networking time, how to choose when and where to network, how referral marketing has more credibility than traditional marketing and Craig reintroduces his concept of Barnacle Networking Tiffany can be found at http://tiffaniekellog.com
info_outline Episode 232 - Alex Chernomazov and Ella Malamud - Greenspark 05/30/2017
Episode 232 - Alex Chernomazov and Ella Malamud - Greenspark Alex Chernomazov and Ella Malamud talk to host Craig Price about their new kickstarter project Greenspark, an interactive sustainability park. Sustainability isn't just a buzzword. It should be something we strive to do everyday, not just in business terms but in human terms. Alex and Ella have created a new park dedicated to getting people to experience all aspects of sustainable living — renewable energy, green building, and pollution-free transportation — in one place. You can learn more about Greenspark and donate at their kickstarter homepage. Or go to Greensparkvt.com
info_outline Episode 231 - Alan Cerny - 2017 Summer Movie Preview 05/23/2017
Episode 231 - Alan Cerny - 2017 Summer Movie Preview Alan Cerny (@NordlingCS on twitter) returns with host Craig Price to preview the 2017 Summer Movies. Despite their constant podcasting lately for Matinee Heroes, Alan and Craig took some time to bring in the summer as they do each year with a summer movie preview. The two discuss their hope DC gets one right with Wonder Woman, Tom Cruise's inability to act scared and Craig's blind love of minions. Be sure to catch Alan and Craig's weekly podcast discussing heroic cinema titled Matinee Heroes! Movies in this episode include (with scheduled release dates): June 2: Wonder Woman June 9: The Mummy June 9: It Comes At Night June 21: Transformers: The Last Knight June 28: Baby Driver June 30: Despicable Me 3 July 7: Spider-Man: Homecoming July 14: War for the Planet of the Apes July 21: Dunkirk July 21: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets July 28: The Emoji Movie July 28: Atomic Blonde Aug 4: The Dark Tower Aug 4: Ingrid Goes West We'll be sure to add Alan's reviews from ComingSoon.net as he writes them.
info_outline Episode 230 - Jerome Wade - Performance 05/16/2017
Episode 230 - Jerome Wade - Performance Jerome Wade (@JeromeWade on twitter) discusses performance with host Craig Price. Peak performance and Craig are rarely in the same neighborhood, yet that doesn't stop him from wondering in awe how others lift themselves to higher levels. Together with Jerome Wade from Epic Advantage, the two discuss how to not red-line yourself by performing too high for too long, some key practices you can do to lift your performance and how we can live in the most productive society in history and still feel unproductive! Craig gives a pretty high performance interview this week so you should really listen! Jerome can be found at http://www.epicadvantage.com/
info_outline Episode 229 - Laurie Guest - Secret Shopping 05/02/2017
Episode 229 - Laurie Guest - Secret Shopping Laurie Guest (@LaurieGuest on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss secret shopping. Anyone who's looked in the want ads of a newspaper (they still have those?) or job board will see ads looking for secret shoppers. Laurie takes this to the next level, diving deep to get to know her clients and expectations. Craig and Laurie discuss how she started her secret shopping consultancy, how you only have one shot in life to make a good impression on a customer, different ways secret shopping can be applied and more. You can learn all about Laurie at her aptly named website http://LaurieGuest.com Also Craig announces his other podcast with Alan Cerny Matinee Heroes will be recording LIVE at Comicpalooza on May 14th at 4:30. Get tickets now!
info_outline Episode 228 - Ming Chen - Con Life 04/25/2017
Episode 228 - Ming Chen - Con Life Ming Chen (@mingchen37 on twitter) returns to share his experiences at convention life with host Craig Price. Once again Reality Check with Craig Price is a proud member of the Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program. To celebrate, Craig has been sitting on this episode since New Year's, when he and Ming Chen, from AMC's Comic Book Men, recorded a panel at Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve. With Ming returning to Comicpalooza again this year, May 12th through the 14th, Craig wanted to give a glimpse into what it is like going from con to con. Ming is everywhere and know everyone. So much so that Craig pitches a travel show, discusses why some of Ming's co-stars are no-shows and and how he was "discovered" by Kevin Smith when he made a fansite for Clerks.
info_outline SPECIAL REPOST: Episode 215 - Amelie Robitaille - Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios 04/11/2017
SPECIAL REPOST: Episode 215 - Amelie Robitaille - Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios REPOST: This episode was originally released back on October 18th 2016. I’m rereleasing it now as Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios opened here in Houston on the 6th of April and will be running until May 21st. Head to cirquedisoleli.com/kurios for tickets. Amelie Robitaille (@Cirque on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss Cirque Du Soleil and their new touring show Kurios. The reputation of Cirque Du Soleil is undeniable, so why did they agree to talk to Craig? Because the circus of the sun is coming to town and who better to talk to about life under the strange big top of than someone as strange as Craig? Thankfully, Amelie is used to talking to clowns. She and Craig discuss behind the scenes of The Cirque, how they plan shows, what they look for when auditioning performers, how they deal with injuries and more. It's a unique look into the life of a circus performer! What is Kurios? In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes. What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders? Tickets for Cirque Du Soleil's new show Kurios is available now at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios/
info_outline Episode 227 - Ming-Na Wen 04/04/2017
Episode 227 - Ming-Na Wen Actress Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa on twitter) joined host Craig Price on stage during New Year's Eve! One of the benefits of being a world-class moderator (in his mind) is getting the chance to sit with some very talented people. During the Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve event, Craig asked about her character on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, being a disney princess, working with Jean-Claude Van Damme and fields questions from the crowd. If you've never been to a comic-con panel, take a peek with one of the most popular actresses in the business! Special thanks to past guest Devin Pike for having Craig host and for Hung Truong for the photos.
info_outline Episode 226 - Traci Brown - Body Language 03/28/2017
Episode 226 - Traci Brown - Body Language Traci Brown (@TraciBrown37 on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her 2017 Association of Legal Administrators Conference session on body language. With Craig presenting 2 sessions - Leading from All Sides and Getting a Grip on Negativity - in Denver on April 4th, he wanted to make sure some other great speakers were showcased. Traci talks to Craig about keeping body language in context, clues someone is lying and more. You can learn more about Traci at http://bodylanguagetrainer.com CM30: How to Tell When Someone Is Lying Wednesday, April 5 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Are you winning the game of Two Truths and a Lie? You play every day and don't even know it. Detecting lies is crucial in business and life. Do you know if your clients really like your proposal? Do they like the job you did? Are they telling you the truth about their budget? Are they telling you all of their needs? Are the people you're interviewing inflating their resume? And, most importantly, did your kids eat those chocolate donuts that were on the counter or did the dog? This program uses videos from current events to demonstrate techniques. To apply the learning, we'll play Two Truths and a Lie. Objectives: Identify how to instantly tell if someone is lying. Explain which lies are important. Breakdown how to elegantly uncover the truth. Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of communication techniques in the legal industry. No advance preparation is required.
info_outline Episode 225 - Steve Hughes - Engaging Presentations 03/21/2017
Episode 225 - Steve Hughes - Engaging Presentations Steve Hughes joins host Craig Price to discuss his 2017 Association of Legal Administrators Conference session on engaging presentations. With Craig presenting 2 sessions - Leading from All Sides and Getting a Grip on Negativity - in Denver on April 4th, he wanted to make sure some other great speakers were showcased. Steve talks to Craig about introductions, cell phones, powerpoint and more. You can learn more about Steve at theconferencespeaker.com. CM33: Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Win Over Today's Distracted Audiences Wednesday, April 5 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM What if you were the most amazing presenter in the world? What if every time you stood up to suggest a new idea or propose a change, people would listen and act on your recommendations? The good news is that anyone can learn to captivate an audience and command a room. In this session, you'll discover how to instantly build rapport with others, use your nervousness to your advantage and handle questions with confidence. Using the latest research and real-world success stories, you'll walk away equipped and inspired to make a lasting impact within your firm. Objectives: • Outline how to grab people's attention from your very first words and keep it throughout your presentation. • Discover the secrets to being perceived as more confident. • Explain how to field any question with poise and flair. • Demonstrate how to use PowerPoint to be more compelling. Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of communication skills in the legal industry. No advance preparation is required.
info_outline Episode 224 - Jill Schiefelbein - Dynamic Communication 03/14/2017
Episode 224 - Jill Schiefelbein - Dynamic Communication Jill Schiefelbein (@dynamicjill on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her new book about and titled (how convenient!) "Dynamic Communication". Jill is the busiest person Craig knows. From her consulting and speaking business, to her articles and online videos for Entrepreneur, Jill is always in motion, kicking butt and taking names. Now she has a new book called "Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business" Telling the story of your business is about more than writing grammatically correct proposals and emails or speaking to investors without using “ums” and “uhs.” To get your message across, you have to fi nd a dynamic way to reach your vast audience of stakeholders, consumers, and competitors. Business communication expert Jill Schiefelbein shows you how, delivering an education on how to build a communication-savvy business that retains employees, secures investors, and increases your bottom line. You can learn all about Jill's book at http://www.dynamiccommunicationbook.com/
info_outline Episode 223 - Manley Feinberg - Reaching Your Next Summit 03/07/2017
Episode 223 - Manley Feinberg - Reaching Your Next Summit Manley Feinberg (@manleyf on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his new leadership book Reaching Your Next Summit! Not everyone has the same leadership experiences or gains insights from the same activities. As Craig likes to say in his own leadership program "Leading from All Sides" there is no "one way". Rock climbing is something Craig wouldn't run out and do. Or even be in the shape to do! But that doesn't mean he can't learn from others who have. As an avid climber, Manley teaches leadership through his stories culminating from a lifetime of adventure through 25 countries, to over 400 outdoor destinations. Craig and Manley discuss why you must declare your current climb, master the restart and which vertical lesson is helping Manley the most. You can learn more about Manley at http://verticallessons.com and get his new book "Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact" at amazon.com
info_outline Episode 222 - Maximiliano Hernandez and Christina Wren 02/28/2017
Episode 222 - Maximiliano Hernandez and Christina Wren Maximiliano Hernandez (@maxitois4real on twitter) and Christina Wren (@ChristinaSWren on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss their roles in superhero movies. It's a crossover episode! Craig's latest podcast project Matinee Heroes spotlighted the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier and included half of the interview from Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve with Max (they're close enough pals to use shorter names) but Christina also was dishing out wisdom too. So why waste such good stuff? Craig wouldn't, of course. So here is their interview in its entirety. The three have a great discussion on how Marvel's (Max appeared in Thor, Avengers and other Marvel projects) process compares to DC's (Christina appeared in Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman), how they found out they were going to be in these huge blockbuster movies and what it's like meeting Robert Redford. They also take questions from the audience as well. Be sure to check out Matinee Heroes each week! What is Matinee Heroes? It is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema - from adventurers, heroes, to superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life. Check out Maximiliano's filmography here. Check out Christina's professional acting homepage at http://www.christinawren.com/