The Zee Learning Podcast
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info_outline What Companies Are Looking for and the Future of Work 08/01/2022
What Companies Are Looking for and the Future of Work In the wake of the pandemic, there is still a great deal of uncertainty in the world, the job market, and the global economy. In a trend that began about a year ago, record numbers of people started changing jobs, a phenomenon that is now known as “The Great Resignation.” Evan Francis is a futurist and a Senior Technical Recruiter at Bigeye, a big data operations platform. In this episode, Evan and I discuss what might be the reasons driving the Great Resignation. We also talk about the most sought-after skills and qualifications tech companies are looking for in job candidates, the metaverse, and the Future of Work. Learn more about Evan Francis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-francis-43198629/
info_outline How Your Team Can Get Some Class 07/06/2022
How Your Team Can Get Some Class Joseph Gerstel is the founder and CEO of Get Some Class, a startup that provides fun, interactive team-building events and group experiences, both virtual and in-person, for law firms and corporate organizations. A lawyer by training and profession, Joseph Gerstel started Get Some Class as a way to express his entrepreneurial and creative side while bringing more levity to the workplace. In this interview, we talk about why team-building matters and why it's such an integral part of creating culture, cultivating team cohesion, and boosting retention, which is now more important than ever during this period of time experts are calling the “Great Resignation.” We also talk about following your dreams, reinventing yourself professionally, bringing fun to the workplace, and empowering people to be their true selves. When you think of a corporate team-building event, usually what comes to mind are uncomfortable, forced “ice breakers” or stale retreats, but Get Some Class puts its own spin on the team-building concept. In addition to the usual wine tastings, trivia, and steak nights, Get Some Class has some unconventional, out-of-the-box, funky offerings like Ha Ha Yoga, where participants take part in a yoga class while a stand-up comic pokes fun at their movements and exertions, and Coral Creations where participants paint underwater scenes under the guidance of a world-class artist while a marine biologist teaches them about oceanic eco-systems. Learn more: https://getsomeclass.com/
info_outline Social Media Marketing for Higher Ed 04/28/2022
Social Media Marketing for Higher Ed Just like companies and non-profit organizations, colleges and universities also need to do marketing. While an institution of higher learning is focused on education, it’s also a business. And, like other organizations, an academic institution must trade on its brand and reputation to attract its ideal students, fundraise, build key relationships with the community, and engage students, faculty, alumni, and donors. My guest is Kasandrea Sereno. In addition to her responsibilities as a Senior Advisor for Student Success & Technology at the University of Tampa, Kasandrea Sereno is a social media strategist and the founder of Higher Ed Social, a unique social media consultancy that helps advise social media managers focused on managing the social media presence of a college or university. Her Facebook group, #HigherEdSocial is the world’s largest network of social media managers in higher education with a membership of over 10 thousand strong, bringing social media managers at colleges and universities together to share best practices. The members of this passionately engaged community post in the group daily, asking questions, swapping anecdotes, and sharing social media strategies, tools, tips, and tricks tailored to the needs of institutions of higher learning. Kasandrea regularly holds training and workshops for her community where she shares award-winning strategies and best practices that help colleges and universities grow their brands and maintain vibrant, engaged communities across all the major social media platforms. Kasandrea Sereno is also the founder of My Advisor Says, an organization that works with students of all ages, helping them achieve their dream of a college education. When she sleeps is anybody’s guess! Learn more about Kasandrea Sereno and Higher Ed Social:
info_outline Mark Zides on eLearning, Career Paths, and the Future of Work 04/03/2022
Mark Zides on eLearning, Career Paths, and the Future of Work Mark Zides, is an entrepreneur and career mentor as well as a pioneer and leader in the eLearning industry. Mark Zides is the CEO of CoreAxis Consulting, a leading learning & development company that creates custom learning experiences and training solutions for a wide variety of businesses. CoreAxis Consulting has created custom training content for major industry players, Fortune 500 companies, and global brands including Pfizer, Amazon, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Takeda, just to name a few. CoreAxis’s large team of instructional designers, project managers, eLearning developers, animators, artists, and more is able to produce video, audio, and written content at scale focused on anything from onboarding to new employee training, upskilling, and routine compliance training, making CoreAxis a one-stop-shop for all things eLearning. Mark Zides is also the author of the new book, The #PACE Process for Early Career Success, a book aimed at GenZ and younger Millennials that is designed to help you unlock the mindset, traits, and techniques needed to Plan, Apply for, Commit to, and Evaluate your ideal career path. Whether you plan to enter the corporate world, join a startup, or start your own business, The #Pace Process for Early Career Success will teach you how to build a network, master interviewing skills, leverage your personal brand, and how and when to move on to your next opportunity. And, even if you're a little older and have been in the workforce for a while, much of the advice Mark shares in his book applies equally to those of you who are contemplating your next move or thinking of transitioning to a new career path. Drawing on over 30 years of his own experience climbing the corporate ladder, changing careers, becoming an entrepreneur, and starting his own successful company, which today employs hundreds of eLearning professionals, Mark imparts practical wisdom that will help you land your dream job or move forward in your career. The #PACE Process for Early Career Success comes out on Tuesday, April 5th and makes for the perfect graduation present for the college or graduate student in your life, who will no doubt benefit from the powerful insights shared in this book, all with a little bit of tough love and Mark’s characteristic no-bullshit, straight talk, pull-no-punches style. You can order the book now by clicking on the link below. You can also learn more about Mark Zides and CoreAxis Consulting by clicking the links in the show notes. Order The #Pace Process for Early Career Success here: More information about Mark Zides:
info_outline Finding Your Purpose at Any Age 11/26/2021
Finding Your Purpose at Any Age Anna Hall is the Founder/CEO of The Purpose Equation, a company that provides exercises & workshops to help people find purpose at any age. Formerly a caregiver in an assisted living home, Anna set out on a quest to help seniors find purpose in life. Her motto: "Purpose clarifies life." Working with a certified 'Purpose Guide,' her clients find joy, meaning, and confidence, as well as their PurposeEQ, which helps ease transitions, like changing jobs or retiring. Learn more: https://thepurposeequation.com/
info_outline How Restore Skills Gamifies Occupational Therapy 11/19/2021
How Restore Skills Gamifies Occupational Therapy Ian Oppel is the co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Restore Skills, a software (SAAS) platform that gamifies occupational and physical therapy. Restore Skills transforms any hospital room, living room, or assisted living facility lounge into a private gym.
info_outline Beyond Marketing with B.L. Ochman 11/19/2021
Beyond Marketing with B.L. Ochman B.L. Ochman is an award-winning marketing consultant, strategic content creator, podcast producer, social media marketer, and YouTube optimization expert. A trusted advisor to blue-chip companies, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits, B.L. Ochman is the creator of the What’s Next Blog and the host of the popular digital marketing podcast, Beyond Social Media.
info_outline Building a Beautiful Brand with Brian Marks 07/16/2021
Building a Beautiful Brand with Brian Marks Brian Marks is a veteran entrepreneur and the brains behind two of the most successful African-American hair care brands, African Pride, which he sold to Revlon in 1998 for $35 million, and Dr. Miracles. His latest venture is called My Israel's Miracle.
info_outline How to Build the Business of Your Dreams 05/27/2021
How to Build the Business of Your Dreams In this episode, a business success coach shares strategies for growing revenue. Doug C. Brown is a sales and revenue growth expert, author, business coach, and CEO of Business Success Factors. Business Success Factors is an advanced coaching and consulting company. Over the years, Doug has helped startups as well as Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and upper management grow and develop high-performing sales and marketing teams.
info_outline A Conversation About Conversational Design and Voice Tech AI 04/27/2021
A Conversation About Conversational Design and Voice Tech AI Sina Kahen is a consultant, speaker, an author, and the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Vaice, a Conversational AI (artificial intelligence) and Voice technology consultancy. Sina has launched an online course on the Conversational Design Institute, an online training academy providing certifications in AI and conversational design.
info_outline Inside the Voice Actor's Studio 04/07/2021
Inside the Voice Actor's Studio Patrick Grehan is a voice actor for eLearning, commercials, corporate training videos, and IVR (interactive voice response) who runs his business from his home studio in Ontario. Patrick also uses his gifts as a singer/songwriter (link to his album below).
info_outline Transforming Higher Ed Tech with Jeff Giorgi 03/23/2021
Transforming Higher Ed Tech with Jeff Giorgi Jeff Giorgi is a partner and the Head of Higher Ed Partnerships at Quad C, an #EdTech startup based in Ottawa, Canada that is helping higher ed schools connect their students with their services both virtually and in-person.
info_outline What the Hell is Clubhouse? What Businesses Need to Know 03/15/2021
What the Hell is Clubhouse? What Businesses Need to Know In this episode of the Zee Learning Podcast, marketing and sales expert, Chris Colt breaks down the basics of the Clubhouse app, walking us through how to utilize this new social platform to grow your business or B2B brand.
info_outline Educating a New Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs 02/23/2021
Educating a New Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs Robyn Mussler is the founder of NextGenTech, a Shark Tank-style competition for high school students focused on tech. Students are matched with mentors who help them transform their ideas into marketable products before they pitch to a panel of investors. She is also the founder of Connect-IT 360, an eLearning platform providing virtual entrepreneurship classes. Students can complete the classes on their smartphones and earn high school credits in the process.
info_outline Meeting Your Goals with the Mediterranean Nutritionist 02/16/2021
Meeting Your Goals with the Mediterranean Nutritionist Ale Zozos is a licensed nutritionist, dietician, entrepreneur, social media influencer, and an educator of the Mediterranean Diet who advocates for science-based nutritional knowledge.
info_outline Virtual Museum Tours and Online Archaeology Courses 02/09/2021
Virtual Museum Tours and Online Archaeology Courses Nachliel Selavan is a professional museum tour guide, entrepreneur, educator, and expert in Biblical archaeology and the history of the ancient Near East.
info_outline Sales Training and Success with LinkedIn Video 01/15/2021
Sales Training and Success with LinkedIn Video Nick Capozzi is a professional sales trainer, LinkedIn video expert, and content creator. Nick works closely with salespeople, business owners, and sales teams, helping them to refine their pitches and get more inbound leads from LinkedIn. He also coaches them on how to make better LinkedIn videos and craft effective video proposals.
info_outline Sales Tips and Building Strong Relationships 01/10/2021
Sales Tips and Building Strong Relationships Nick Brailsford is a salesperson based in Chicago, and an account manager at CDW, a leading Fortune-500 company and provider of IT software and multi-brand technology solutions to customers in business, government, and education.
info_outline Get Paid for Your Notes with Smart Notes AI 12/17/2020
Get Paid for Your Notes with Smart Notes AI Nir and Sarina Ziv founded Smart Notes AI, an online marketplace where buy and sell class notes, study docs, how-to guides, and original, educational content. It’s free to register and you can start getting paid for your notes today!
info_outline Helping Higher Ed Professionals Find New Opportunities on LinkedIn 12/11/2020
Helping Higher Ed Professionals Find New Opportunities on LinkedIn Eric James Stephens, PhD, is a writing professor turned business data analyst, and the founder of #ChangeHigherEd & #HireHigherEd, an initiative helping people who were previously working in higher ed make career transitions, free of charge through workshops, networking, panel discussions, and mentorships.
info_outline How to Reach Your Audience with Custom Trainings 12/04/2020
How to Reach Your Audience with Custom Trainings Maria Topliff is an entrepreneur, an educator, an instructional designer, and the founder and CEO of Reach You, an eLearning startup that helps companies train employees by creating custom-made, interactive, and engaging animated training videos, workbooks, and other learning materials.
info_outline Life of a Salesman -- Lessons from a Veteran Salesperson 11/30/2020
Life of a Salesman -- Lessons from a Veteran Salesperson March Machlovitz aka Marc Mac is a veteran salesman who has done most of his selling in New York and New Jersey, where people are known to be pretty tough customers who don't buy easily.
info_outline Coaching a New Generation of Instructional Designers 11/03/2020
Coaching a New Generation of Instructional Designers Dr. Robin Sargent is an instructional designer and the founder of IDOL courses, an eLearning agency that helps companies and individuals create courses and corporate training content. IDOL stands Instructional Design & Online Learning. Through their IDOL courses Academy, IDOL also provides training for instructional designers.
info_outline Employee Training Reimagined with Michelle Arentz 10/02/2020
Employee Training Reimagined with Michelle Arentz Michelle Arentz is an instructional designer and the founder of Lazarus Learning, a company that provides custom learning and development and training content for companies of all sizes. Michelle is determined to make employee training engaging and appealing, or as she puts it, putting an end to “death by PowerPoint and other sins of learning in the workplace” through online learning programs, videos, workbooks, and more.
info_outline Turning Your Shopping Experience Inside Out 09/30/2020
Turning Your Shopping Experience Inside Out Omer Golan is the founder and CEO of Outernets, a retail-tech startup that bridges the gap between offline and online through the use of intelligent signage. Using Artificial Intelligence technology, Outernets converts static walls and glass window displays into interactive, customizable digital experiences.
info_outline The Voice of eLearning: A Voice Actor Reveals Her Secrets 09/15/2020
The Voice of eLearning: A Voice Actor Reveals Her Secrets Angeli Fitch, is a professional voice actor who specializes in narration for eLearning. Angeli Fitch has lent her voice acting skills to major corporate clients, including Walmart, Salesforce, Microsoft, Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, LexisNexis, and many more.
info_outline How to Create Successful Online Courses 09/13/2020
How to Create Successful Online Courses Have you ever dreamed of creating your own online course? Perhaps, you gave it a shot and it wasn't the success you hoped it would be. My guest, Samantha Groff, is an instructional designer focused on helping individuals create and launch successful online courses. In this episode, she shares tips for creating successful online courses.
info_outline Revolutionizing AgTech Education with Dr. Sue Raftery 09/13/2020
Revolutionizing AgTech Education with Dr. Sue Raftery Dr. Sue Raftery is the CEO of TechEDGE, a startup focused on the sector of agriculture technology, also known as agtech. A farmer’s daughter with a PhD from The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, Sue drew on her years of experience in continuing education and workforce development to launch TechEDGE, an agtech elearning startup bringing agriculture education into the 21st century.