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2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking - Mike Carr

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 08/31/2020

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Making Waves at C-Level

Six years ago Scott Augenbaum discovered the medium of podcasts.  The first show he ever downloaded was "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" (now "Making Waves at C-Level") and he was hooked.  He later reached out to the host, Thom Singer, to talk more about what he was learning.  Thom invited Scott on the show to talk about Cyber Security, and they became friends.

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Tim Mikhelashvili sits down with Thom Singer for episode 605 of the Making Waves at C-Level Podcast.  Tim lives in New York and was born in the Republic of Georgia. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy with a Post-doctoral fellowship from Rutgers University in Scientific Publications and Medical Education with 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in headquarters-based and primarily field-based Medical and Medical Science Liaison Trainer.

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Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Stellar Tickets (www.stellartickets. com) and Goldstar (www.goldstar.com), a company that sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. An e-commerce veteran, Jim has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.

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This episode is a re-broadcast of the "Digital Enterprise Society Podcast".  Thom interviews attorney, speaker, consultant and author Kelly Charles-Collins about unconscious bias and doing what it takes to keep your company on the right side of the next #hashtag movement. They discuss the differences between racism and unconscious bias, steps you can take to minimize unconscious biases in your company and your career, and the importance of never being a bystander when action needs to happen.  

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For episode #601 Thom Singer sits down with Todd Connor to talk about entrepreneurship, side hustles, and the changes in the workplace because of COVID and other changes in society. 

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Six years ago when Thom Singer started this podcast, he ran the idea of the show by his "Mastermind Group".  They thought it was a terrible idea.  Today the show is a cornerstone of Thom's career, a place where he fine tuned his interviewing skills (that are not used onstage and in virtual meetings), and has become his greatest tool for networking with business professionals.

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People do business with those they know, like, and trust.  And for as long as there has been business, there has been networking.  Those key relationship are what lead to opportunities.  

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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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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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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.  Always a man of his word, Mike created the time for this in-depth interview just a few hours after his victory.
 
About Mike Carr
 
25 years ago Mike had 1 wife, 0 children, and 0 stories. Then Mike started applying lessons he learned from a communications “guru,” and that made all the difference. Today, Mike still has 1 wife, but now 8 children, and more stories than he can count. Along the way, he has started small businesses with mixed success, and has held senior positions in government, corporations, and non-profit boards. Mike has told stories in order to make his point and make part of his living for 35 years, speaking to large organizations like Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Hewlett Packard and innumerable small ones. And this year he became the 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking. Currently, Mike is a partner in a financial planning and private equity company and speaks frequently on the topics of effective communication in a virtual world, team dynamics, and leadership.    
 
About The Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking
 
 
The World Championship of Public Speaking® starts in Toastmasters clubs across the globe. From there, participants advance to Area, Division, District, and region-level competitions. Two winners from each region-level competition move on to the semifinals. At the semifinals, an expert panel of experienced Toastmasters will determine the eight finalists. Each speech will last between five to seven minutes.

For many amateur speakers, this competition is the opportunity of a lifetime. Past winners have used this accolade to become prominent paid speakers, delivering keynotes and speeches around the globe.