Thanks to Sarah Cooper, This Week’s Podcast – Objectively Speaking – Is the Best Ever

Meet the Author and Her ‘100 Tricks to Appear Smarter’

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On this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, we introduce a new and improved version of our host Dean Rotbart.

Effectively immediately, Dean is now – objectively speaking – the best podcast host on the planet.

That’s because Dean read the half-satirical, half-serious book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” by author Sarah Cooper, our guest this week. Many, many of the tricks in Sarah’s book apply to any type of business meeting – even podcasts.

[Trick #19: If you start a sentence with “objectively speaking,” anything you say afterwards must be 100 percent correct.]

Sarah learned the tricks of appearing smart while sitting through countless meetings at Yahoo! and Google, where she worked before leaving to become an author and stand-up comedian. [Amazing how well her tricks advanced her career, isn’t it?]

Sarah’s book is one of the funniest business books you’ll read this year. Perhaps ever. It’s also chock full of actionable ways to use words like “actionable” in order to sound smart. 

Keep your ears open for other savvy image tricks as Dean and Sarah converse; including interrupting an important meeting to take a call; and repeating what the other person just said, very, very slowly.

So…be sure to listen in, and you too, will immediately appear smarter and earn lots more money. Objectively speaking, of course.

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Posted: April 10, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 31 seconds 

If Whole Leaf is Not Your Cup of Tea, You May Be Missing a Great Business (and Health) Opportunity

An Interview with The Tea Spot Founder,
Maria Uspenski, author of Cancer Hates Tea

 

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Maria Uspenski’s company, The Tea Spot, is in the sweet spot of the $170 billion American beverage industry, which is undergoing a sea change, as consumers shift from sugary drinks and those that rely on artificial sweeteners, to all-natural refreshers.

Maria’s signature whole leaf blends and single-estate teas not only offer satisfying alternatives to sodas and coffee, they are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and other healthful ingredients.

An MIT educated mechanical engineer, Maria discovered the marvels of tea after surviving a harrowing battle with cancer. Tea transformed Maria’s life and health.

In addition to serving as CEO of The Tea Spot, Maria is the author of the recently published Cancer Hates Tea – a paperback that is part easy-to-understand health primer, part tea bible, and part lushly illustrated recipe book.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, an avowed coffee drinker, recently visited with Maria at The Tea Spot’s world headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, and drank in her business and health wisdom, as well as some freshly brewed organic Sugar Tamer exotic herbal infusion.

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Posted: April 3, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 47 minutes 15 seconds
Photo: Photography by Avital

Along Your Path to Success, Avoid This Excursion: The Ego Trip

A Conversation with Todd Lemense, Author, “Lose Your Ego”

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Todd Lemense built a highly successful business with 80-plus employees and seemingly could do no wrong. At least that’s what he thought.

Turns out Todd let his success-fueled pride get the better of him and, confident in his judgment above all else, led his business to crash and burn.

From the ashes, Todd rebuilt his life and developed a passion for helping others escape his ill-fated ego trip. His bestselling e-book, Lose Your Ego – Gain the World, has helped tens of thousands of CEOs, owners, and entrepreneurs better manage their success and keep their proper perspective.

Todd shares his life story, his hard-earned insights, and his infectious inspiration on this week’s podcast with host and reputation Dean Rotbart.

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Posted: March 27, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 16 seconds

Debunking Common Food Myths and Exposing Pecksniffery

A Special Monday Morning Radio Joint Edition with RANCHCAST

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Last year, Lem Lewis attended The Wizard Academy’s Reputation Tool Chest workshop taught by our host Dean Rotbart. The two entrepreneurs hit it off, and earlier this year, with Dean’s help, Lem launched his very own podcast – RANCHCAST –  that serves ranchers, farmers, and other rural producers.

This week Dean and Lem co-host a joint edition of Monday Morning Radio and RANCHCAST featuring special guest Michele Payn, a nationally recognized influencer in the large, growing, and very successful farm-to-table movement.

Michele is CEO of Cause Matters Corp., a consulting firm that advises companies and individuals on how to influence public discourse surrounding agriculture, health, and nutrition topics. This week is the official publication of Michele’s newest book: Food Truths – From Farm to Table.”

The pairing of Dean and Lem is ideal, especially this week. Lem is a 4th generation Texas Rancher, who knows cattle, crops, wildlife, and rural real estate. Dean, of course, is an award-winning business journalist, small business expert, and reputation coach.

Dean and Lem: Just one of thousands of productive partnerships and new friendships made possible by Wizard Academy.

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Posted: March 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 52 seconds

Meet Lem Lewis – The Ranch Broker

 

The World’s Costliest Business Utterances

Jack Quarles Explains Why These ‘Expensive
Sentences’ Are Harming Your Company
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They are everyday business-world expressions that we all use and take for granted. But they are costing American companies a fortune in missed opportunities and bad decisions.

For example: 

  • The customer is always right
  • We can probably do that in-house
  • You get what you pay for
  • We’re too swamped for that now

Jack Quarles, an entrepreneur and procurement expert, is author of “Expenses Sentences,” a book that promises to debunk our most common expressions and rewrite the business vernacular.

Tune in this week as Jack not only shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart some of the business world’s costliest sentences, he also offers wise ways to reply to the bosses and colleagues who utter them.

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Posted: March 13, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 48 minutes 34 seconds 


If You Can Imagine a New Product, Filip Valica Can Help You Make it a Reality

The Product Startup Coaches Inventors from Concept to Shipping

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filip_valica-fDo you have what it takes to be the next Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla? You might just be surprised.

Filip Valica, a freelance engineer and founder of The Product Startup, specializes in empowering small business owners and professionals – especially doctors – to succeed at do-it-yourself product development; coaching first-time inventors along a 16-step path from idea, to prototype, to manufacture, and ultimately, to shipping.

Join Filip and host Dean Rotbart as they explain how you, too, can turn a product idea into a profitable reality.

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Posted: March 6, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes 48 seconds 

This Surgeon is Operating a New Business that Could Revolutionize Learning

Meet Dr. Ryan Jones, Co-Founder, CoursePics

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ryan_jones-fWhen surgeon Ryan Jones isn’t operating on patients, Dr. Jones is a busy entrepreneur aiming to redefine how students of all ages learn boring, but necessary course material.

Dr. Jones is co-founder of CoursePics, an impressive Phoenix-based start-up that combines elements often used in effective marketing – strong visuals, storytelling, surprise, and originality – to teach otherwise leaden topics such as biology, pharmacy, and social and behavioral science.

Join host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart as he tests the CoursePics method of learning, challenging Dr. Jones – and listeners – to quickly visualize and create a story based on ten randomly selected objects, and then commit those objects to long-term memory. 

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Posted: February 27, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 47 minutes 29 seconds