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Tips For Staying Connected

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 07/09/2020

Starting Over at 50 (or any age) show art Starting Over at 50 (or any age)

Making Waves at C-Level

Thom Singer has spent a lot of time the last four years looking at reinvention and starting over at 50. He began looking at the second half of life and wanted to create a new way of doing everything. He had a good life, but knew that he had not taken enough risks.

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Zconomy with Jason Dorsey show art Zconomy with Jason Dorsey

Making Waves at C-Level

This episode is at talk about the generations and how they impact the future of your company.  Jason Dorsey is an expert in this topic, and his new book, Zconomy, releases this week.  If you employ people, you know there are different things that matter to people of all generations.  Jason has been researching this subject for over 20 years, and his new book focuses on the new workers (Generation Z) who have already landed in many companies.  

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Preparing Executives for Virtual Presentations with Luke Goetting show art Preparing Executives for Virtual Presentations with Luke Goetting

Making Waves at C-Level

As meetings have gone from live to virtual, many executives are still learning how to present to a camera while still being engaging to the audience. In this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" Thom Singer sits down with Luke Goetting to talk about the power of how to create engaging talks in the virtual environments.  

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Google My Business with Teresa Touchstone show art Google My Business with Teresa Touchstone

Making Waves at C-Level

In this episode we talk about SEO and social media, with consultant Teresa Touchstone.  In a brief conversation she taught the "Making Waves at C-Level" host, Thom Singer, some things about "Google My Business".  All of this seemed to make sense in ways to gain "Google Juice" in efforts to boost SEO, etc...  With that short chat Thom figured what he did not know was maybe something companies of all sizes should hear about.  

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Mobiquity CEO John Castleman show art Mobiquity CEO John Castleman

Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 594 is a chat with the CEO of Mobiquity, John Castleman.  In this conversations he shares a lot of his thoughts on why companies succeed, leadership, hiring and keeping good people, etc....   This interview is a perfect example of "Making Waves at C-Level".

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Managing the Message with Jim Karrh show art Managing the Message with Jim Karrh

Making Waves at C-Level

In our increasingly noisy world, Jim Karrh helps businesses break through the noise and grow—through more effective and consistent customer conversations.

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2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking - Mike Carr show art 2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking - Mike Carr

Making Waves at C-Level

In his first podcast interview after winning the 2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Mike Carr talks about his life, the importance of being a good speaker, and his journey to the speech contest.  Mike Carr is a neighbor and friend of "Making Waves at C-Level" host Thom Singer.  When Mike made it to the Toastmaster Semi-Finals, Thom joked that if he went to the finals of the competition and won...his first podcast interview had to be on Making Waves.

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Better Meetings with Lee Gimpel show art Better Meetings with Lee Gimpel

Making Waves at C-Level

Thom met Lee Gimpel from Better Meetings through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Lee is a consultant who works with groups to ensure their conferences, conventions, board meetings, and networking gatherings have lasting impact.  In the past few months he has been in high gear helping associations go virtual.

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knowRX Founder and CEO David Franklin show art knowRX Founder and CEO David Franklin

Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 590 of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast (formerly the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast) is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with David Franklin, founder and CEO of knowRX.

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Find Your Black Sheep with Brant Menswar show art Find Your Black Sheep with Brant Menswar

Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 589 is with rock star (really, he is), speaker, and author Brant Menswar.  In this interview he talks about his soon to be released book "Black Sheep: Unleash The Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You".  During the chat he talks about the survey you can take online to discover your Black Sheep qualities.... and Thom took it.  Here are Thom's: Self-awareness, Connection, Community, Success, and Gratitude.  Yep, seems right.  Words that resonate.

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As you are finding ways to connect with your network, and to meet new people, remember this: "More Personal, Less Broadcast".  Too many people have upped their emails and social media blasts, but are not directing their message to an individual. 
 
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1.  Reach Out.  If you do not take ownership of cultivating your business relationships, they will wither away. 
 
2. Provide Value / Help Others.  Your outreach cannot just be about selling to them, you have be there to serve them in some way in these tough times.
 
3. Use The Tech Tools.  While Thom Singer teaches how to maximize real in person connections, the world we live in is not about virtual. Use all the social media, but still find ways to be personal in your connecting.
 
4.  Be Creative. Find ways in all your interactions to connect and do so in ways that stand out.  Boring will fail. 
 
5. Be Transparent.  If you are struggling, do not fake it or pretend otherwise.  Let people know what is going on, and you will find many want to help. 
 
Be engaged and curious with people. When the pandemic began and the live meetings business was shut down, Thom Singer knew he needed fresh ideas on how to keep his business alive.  Each day he makes it a habit to talk to one smart person and ask for advice (but remember, you have to provide ideas to them, too.  Don't forget that other people are suffering and they might need your fresh outlook on their situations).  By having these conversations it is just one of the ways to stay connected in these unprecedented times.