Everyday Improvement
Scratch your BUT!

Scratch your BUT!

July 21, 2020

When you have a conversation and someone gives you their opinion or an objection, are you HEARING them or SHUTTING them down? In this episode we look at the power of one word and why we should be more careful when we choose to use it. My challenge for you will be to stop.

Make your next virtual meeting STICK!

Make your next virtual meeting STICK!

April 30, 2020

We have all sat in that one virtual meeting to only sit in the next conference call to then jump onto another one. No? What about only having one call for the day, yet you still can't remember what they said or if you have anything to do after? Are these meetings not sticking with you. The good news is, it's not YOUR fault, the bad news is, it is YOUR fault when you're running the meeting!

In this episode we take a look at two sections of your meeting, and 4 questions to answer to make your meetings stick with your audience. Now when they leave, they will not only remember what you said, but be glad they attended!

Rock your next virtual meeting!

Rock your next virtual meeting!

April 30, 2020

In a world where we are living in virtual meetings and calls, we see the effectiveness of these meetings slip. In this episode, we discuss 3 tips to help make your virtual meetings more engaging. Whether that engagement is increased participation or making it easier for your audience, we can make our meetings more efficient and achieve more.

Get ready to set expectations, bring the energy, and hear the BEST word you'll ever hear in your life. Let's rock our next virtual get together.

Make better decisions, achieve MORE!

Make better decisions, achieve MORE!

February 21, 2020

How has the new year been treating you? Are you overwhelmed by too much? Do you feel like you're not getting done what needs to be done? Maybe our problem isn't that we're not productive enough, maybe we don't know what productivity really means let alone achieve it!

In this episode, Todd breaks down 3 things - What is Productivity / A tool to become more accomplished / Building a culture around you.

This podcast is broken into these three sections to allow you to go back and listen to what you need to without going through the whole thing again....unless you want to!

Section 1- What is Productivity? time - 4:25

Section 2 - The new tool to use. time - 8:35

Section 3 - Building a culture. time - 23:28

This is a great podcast to listen on your own, with your leader, or with your team! It is informative and action oriented. 

Buckle up and dive in to becoming more Accomplished with your productivity!

Resources mentioned:

www.ispeak.com/blog

www.artofmanliness.com

Franklin Covey 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity - Book

Simple Goal Setting!

Simple Goal Setting!

December 31, 2019

Start your new year, project, or any vision with a simple goal. We all get confused, concerned, or "curfuffled" with complicated goals! Many of us make goal setting too complicated from the beginning. 

Join me in this episode as we learn a method for simplifying the goal setting process as I learned from another great organization.

Start Your Year RIGHT!

Start Your Year RIGHT!

December 31, 2019

As the New Year approaches (or is here now) we must Start Our Year RIGHT! In this episode I break down how to start your year, project, or meeting the RIGHT way to give you more confidence. I then go into 3 situations of how you apply this new mindset. 

Join me in kicking off 2020, The RIGHT Way!

Are you reading out loud? Do you use Filler words?

Are you reading out loud? Do you use Filler words?

August 6, 2019

Do you use filler words like um, uh, like, so, you know, etc.? We all know that we need to use silence instead of a filler word, bu do you?! In this edition we talk about a tip that will not only train you to stop using filler words but also increase cognitive and communication performance! Tune in to this short episode and find how you can improve your ability to not use fillers.

But WHAT IS Corporate Storytelling and where can I start?

But WHAT IS Corporate Storytelling and where can I start?

August 1, 2019

Join the co-founders of iSpeak, Kevin Karschnik and Russ Peterson Jr., in a webinar that was delivered in July 2019 about our newest workshop, Corporate Storytelling. This is a continuation of our Storytelling series. Previous episodes include an interview with Russ and the Two Paths template. This episode is the audio pulled from the webinar and gives you tools and ways to tell better stories with PURPOSE in your business environment. Follow to the end and find out how to get some Freebies!

Do you know who you’re talking to? - The Audience Analysis

Do you know who you’re talking to? - The Audience Analysis

July 8, 2019

Have you tried telling someone something only to have it fall on deaf ears? What about giving a direction to a team member and they completely miss what they are suppose to do? It's easy to blame them, but first we need to think, "Did I give them what they NEEDED?" How do you figure that out? In this episode, join Todd in learning a quick method of how to do an audience analysis to give the right information to the right people at the right time. Partner this tool with the purpose tool from the previous episode and you have completed your preparation for any message, conversation, conference call, or presentation.

What are you trying to Achieve? What’s your Purpose?

What are you trying to Achieve? What’s your Purpose?

June 20, 2019

Have you sat in one of those meetings that doesn't seem to accomplish anything? What about a conversation that seems scattered and you leave feeling confused about what you should remember or do? This happens because we as communicators don't always know the clear objective or purpose of our message. Yogi Berra said, "If you don't know where you're going, you may end up some place else." That some place else is the confusion, not accomlishing goals, etc. 

In this episode, I am going to walk you though a short but effective process to creating a clear purpose of your message, presentation, conversation, or meeting! These three questions you'll learn will give all your situations clarity and produce results.