Join coach, speaker, thespian, musician and participant in a whole lot of other endeavors, Jon Thor Sigurleifsson as he and host Robert Mattson discuss what makes stories the same and different in the UK, Iceland the US. They wander all over the map talking about techniques, favorite speakers, and what makes an Irish film different from an American movie.
Body Language Expert Janette Ghedotte, along with host Robert Mattson, discuss how body language can expose the truths that people hide, how it can be used to support messaging, and how you probably don't want to play poker with Janette.
What do you get when a 12-year Oracle sales veteran turned stand-up comic starts teaching sales people how to be funny? You get Jon Selig, self proclaimed half salesguy, half stand-up comic, and all parental disappointment. Jon, along with host Robert Mattson, discuss what's safe and what's not safe to joke about, and how comedy can help those looking to add a new tool to connect with listeners and maybe help them make quota.
Garrison Feldman is for lack of a better term a multi-media guy, production engineer, writer, voice-over talent. He's kind of a one-man army of talent. He, and host Robert Mattson, speak from his acoustically treated office on the differences between audio and video storytelling, what to focus on when telling a story in video and how easy it is to start recording a podcast.
Roderick Jefferson has done what many people would want in life. He's been successful in many ways in different situations. Now he shares his knowledge in keynote speeches and helping companies improve their sales teams. In this podcast he, and host Robert Mattson, discuss why it's important to ask one very specific question at the start of a client engagement, why it's better to give first before getting, and what is a good goal to have when going to sleep at night.
Melissa has spent the past 20 years in sales, customer experience, and developing corporate frameworks to make sales and customer success teams more effective. She was one of the first people to pioneer the “sales enablement” role within an enterprise corporate structure, and loves seeing teams grow personally and professionally by leveraging the training and coaching she provides. She has produced over 17 Sales Kick Offs and 50 Quarterly Business Review meetings, built world-class sales onboarding programs and created training academies for several SaaS companies, and she also really, really love cats. In this podcast she, and host Robert Mattson, will talk about how to create a good keynote, what makes it good, and how where you practice might be just as important as the practice itself.
Over the course of her television career, Valerie Gordon produced hundreds of stories for HBO Sports, CBS News, ESPN, Lifetime, Weekend Today and the Olympics. A 10-time Emmy winner and 3-time Edward R. Murrow award recipient, she knows what makes a story meaningful and memorable. As the founder of career and communications firm Commander-in-She (www.Commander-in-She.com), Valerie now helps her clients capitalize on the power of storytelling. She works with corporations and speaks at conferences, providing keynote presentations and inventive workshops that translate the principles of storytelling into personal growth and business success. Valerie, and host Robert Mattson, discuss helping individuals find their stories, what makes a great storyteller and how something as small as a spilled travel mug can make an impactful story.
Maggie Cooke, co-founder of The Learning Implementation Group of Toronto Canada, joins host Robert Mattson to discuss the interesting challenge of how to coach coaches as well as direct learners. They discuss some of the reasons people don't learn and retain information, and why teaching in other countries isn't always as successful as it might seem.
Mike Massaro started his sports career volunteering at a NASCAR track in Connecticut which led to 16 years as a reporter and anchor at ESPN and NBC Sports interviewing athletes and creating stories for long format shows. Mike, and host Robert Mattson, discuss the ins-and-outs of interviews and why it’s important to not fall in love with every bit of a story because it might be left on the cutting room floor. Plus, you get to hear how he’s helping school kids in Hartford, CT master vital skills.
Karen Given, of Boston NPR station WBUR, has been working in and around the most interesting people in sports on the popular program It's Only a Game. For 20 years she's researched and interviewed sports people with an eye towards what makes their stories interesting from a human point of view. In this podcast she, and host Robert Mattson, will talk on subjects from what makes an ex-NFL player's story interesting to someone like Karen's mother, to the challenges of making a fairly interesting hour long interview into an award winning 10-minute piece.