Liz, who can be heard on #commercials, interactive apps, #audio #books, and #corporatenarrations for regional and global brands has has #produced and #participated in #storytelling events and produces and hosts the #Embark podcast. She tells me her mission is to share stories - both personal and universal - to promote #understanding, #empathy and a little more #conversation.
A former high school math teacher turned tech-preneur - which we discuss later on in the video. Her insight into teaching comes honestly, from her mother who was a math teacher also. Parchelle is also an education design architect and video producer with a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction from Virginia Tech. Her journey to working with authors on their book content is an interesting one - watch and learn.
It isn't a matter of just being happy with what he creates for you. "Happiness is okay," he says, "Everyone wants to be happy." But, he'll deliver happiness and effectiveness - which is far more important.
Meta-data is that computer code you find behind the pretty pictures and written content of your website. Teresa does compare it to building a house, which makes me happy because I compare writing a book to building a house - to the poured concrete of your foundation. But she goes further. She talks about needing to understand how people search and what keywords to use for your audience. Which keywords to use and where to put them.
We live in the world of podcasts, don't we? The word is spoken thousands of times a day. Different shows are mentioned hundreds, if not thousands, of times a day. If you don't have a podcast, you better be appearing on podcasts. If you aren't, you are invisible.
Coaches and small business professionals, alike, will get valuable advice and insight from this Smart Conversation. The success Marc has created for himself didn't come overnight, nor did he 'buy' it. He worked organically to build the tribe he has and he can help you do the same.
He was a guest on Smart Conversations because he's a friend, was once a colleague, and because he has such a wealth of stories to tell about life, business, and the adventure of being in the pet space.
Over time, she learned she could create poetry out of the stories people told her. I am so fascinated by that because I feel that all of life is poetry. If we just stop to listen, we would hear the sounds of poetry all around us. We would see the colors of poetry drifting in the breeze. For Lisa, it helped her create a world of confidence, empowerment, and reward. That sense of giving back, whenever she could deliver a poem to a person, created from their story. It gives me chills! It's exactly what story is all about.
For now let me share this, our conversation was sort of all over the place because there was so much to talk about! We talked about individual people having talents and being put on this earth to use those talents. We talked about success and how sometimes, being silent in success, or not so flamboyant that you attract media attention, is better because you get more done. We don't all need to be in the spotlight.
The tale gets interesting about ten minutes in when Melanie shares her story of heading out for a yoga retreat, overseas, and becoming stuck in Paris. With no luggage. Then, on to the retreat the next day, still without luggage. She learned a good bit about asking for help and understanding that it's better to be 'in the moment' than to rely on strictly laid out plans. And, to let other people dress you. Well, that's in the video - I'm not explaining here. Watch and learn.
In my work, I talk with would-be authors, and new start-ups - generally solopreneurs - who are holding on to the past as if it will keep them from hanging themselves on the future. Somehow they believe past performance is a predictor of future earnings. While it's good to reflect on the past, it's never good to live there. Paul shares his epiphany at around 11 minutes in - the only tense if future tense. It's an arrow in flight and you want to grab it and shake it into what you want it to be.