Five Minute Friday: “So That” – Krista Kotrla

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4587722/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″] I love it when a real marketer tells me they have “two magic words” to improve things for their business productivity – because they mean it! That was the case this week when I talked to Krista Kotrla about her two magic words – SO THAT. Fins out how I used […]

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Episode 8: Asking Better Questions – Krista Kotrla

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This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Vice President of Marketing at Block Imaging, Krista Kotrla. She is passionate about communication, content and asking great questions of those around us to do more meaningful work each day. The cool thing about Krista is that she not only does a great job communicating how her days […]

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Five Minute Friday: One Thing – Paul Kostial

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4587722/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″] Telling an idea minded entrepreneur to only focus on one thing is like kryptonite. “How am I supposed to just turn off all these ideas? Well that’s how I felt this week after talking with Paul Kostial, who is an ultra focused guy. So I swallowed the urge to chalk the episode […]

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Episode 7: One Thing – Paul Kostial

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I spoke with Paul Kostial, the President of Audience Innovation.com. Paul spends his time and energy creating awesome and effective marketing campaigns for magazine covers. He has a very specific focus around this medium because he knows it works well. This is great insight to a concept he believes many over look. “Focus on one thing to be great […]

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Episode 6: Business Ownership – Ricky Anderson II

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My interview today included the owner of Take Two Productions, and video director/producer Ricky Anderson II. Ricky spends his days and nights creating cool, fun, and educational videos for businesses and his own brand. We talked about how he not only markets for his clients on a daily basis, but keeps his own brand growing. “My environment […]

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Five Minute Friday – Failure is Not Final

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4552572/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″] Summary Welcome to the ‘Five Minute Friday’ segment. One of the main things I re-learned this week is to be more consistent with my Podcast guest asks. I typically ask 2-3 new people a week to be a guest on my podcast, and at least one of them is available in the […]

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Episode 4: Sales Productivity

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Today I talked with business development extraordinaire Timothy Smith. Tim is a multi-media baby and spent the better part of the 90s and 00s breaking ground with large agencies and his own company, helping businesses tell better stories with media. His passion is helping people find better ways to communicate with their customers and internal teams […]

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Five Minute Friday – 100 Strokes

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4468128/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″]   Summary Welcome to the ‘Five Minute Friday’ segment. One of the main things I gleaned with my talk this week with Joe Jacobi was concentrating on one movement at a time. Joe talked about having over 100 strokes he can use to get himself down a whitewater canoe course. He said the ability to […]

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Episode 3: One Hundred Concepts

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This week I talked with Joe Jacobi the Olympic gold medalist in slalom canoeing from the 1992 Madrid Olympic games.  Among a string of whitewater and canoe championships, he was named ‘paddler of the century’ in 2000 by Paddler Magazine.  What can an elite paddler teach you about productivity in business? A heck of a lot. […]

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Five Minute Friday – Small goals

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4468128/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″]   Welcome to my first ‘Five Minute Friday’ segment. One of the main things I pulled from my interview this week with Kim Berges was breaking down large accomplishment goals down into daily actionable steps. I ran into a couple challenges. Listen to find out how I got around them.   […]

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