MQ4B Featured Interviews

Used to identify top interviews and those sent to the ITMS podcast feed.

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45: Coloring Outside the Lines – Interview with Jeff Tobe

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • Why Jeff believes everyone is creative, not just a chosen few.
  • The question that helps a business leader shatter the limiting stereotype of how customers perceive his or her company.
  • The 2010 Gallup survey finding of only 42% of American workers engaged in their work.
  • The two key components of creativity and how to think through value delivery at every touchpoint.

Jeff Tobe talks with Bill Ringle about how smart companies encourage creativity internally and focus on top customer experience externally.

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43: Pivot – Featured Interview with Alan Zimmerman

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Listen to this interview to learn:

    • The #1 complaint on the job for professionals and managers.
    • What to do about an attitude you want to change.
    • How western cultures and eastern cultures view attitude differently.
    • Practical ways to assess and manage your attitude in order to achieve more happiness and success.

      Dr. Alan Zimmerman talks with Bill Ringle about the vital role attitude has in both your personal satisfaction and professional life.

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      42: Zing Your Brand – Interview with Mary van de Wiel

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • How a brand anthropologist operates.
      • How to use the question “Why do you do what you do?” to uncover important core answers.
      • What makes people “lean into” a web site when it is well-executed.
      • The missed opportunity of not thinking you’re a brand if you’re “less than Nike.”

      Mary van de Wiel [aka Van] talks with Bill Ringle about the importance of branding and its applications.

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      40: Talent is Overrated – Interview with Geoff Colvin

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • The three keys to high performance in business, sports, and the arts.
      • What to focus on when you want to improve your game in any area of your life.
      • The vital role that feedback and accountability play in reaching new levels.
      • What Geoff learned when he spoke with 3 self-made billionaires (Sir Richard Branson, Steve Case, and Ted Turner).

      Geoff Colvin talks with Bill Ringle about the role of deliberate practice in developing exceptional capabilities and results in business as well as other arenas.

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      39: Successful Blog – Interview with Liz Strauss

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • How blog writing on the Internet is like “Little House on the Prairie”.
      • Why “location, location, location” matters on the Internet, but it’s not where you live or work.
      • Valuable tools to use to boost your blog and Twitter visibility on the Internet.
      • The importance of speaking the language that your target market is using.
      • The secret of using “co-opetition” to exchange insights with peer experts.
      • How focusing on a niche helps raise your reputation faster.

      Liz Strauss talks with Bill Ringle about being successful as an entrepreneur blogger.

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      37: Six Husbands Every Wife Should Have – Featured Interview with Dr. Steven Craig

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • How having a business career in advertising before launching his counseling career helped focus his business growth 
      • The benefits of hiring with adaptability in mind.
      • The mistake of having a list of desirable traits in a future mate as your sole criteria
      • Why providing your clients with a roadmap to change is a tools that gives them confidence
      • How rigid attitudes can be a trouble sign in personal and business relationships 

      Dr. Steven Craig talks with Bill Ringle about the healthy evolution of romantic relationships and of his businesses as a couples counselor and executive coach.

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      36: Small Town Rules – Interview with Barry Moltz

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • Reasons why entreprenuers are good at control
      • How one entrepreneur learned to really let her employees do their job and how it helped her business grow
      • Tips on hiring well in a small business
      • What all entrepreneurs can learn from how farmers do business (e.g.: they had multiple streams of income long before real estate investments were popular)
      • The importance of being able to operate anywhere and any when (with a nod to Chris Brogan)

      Barry Moltz talks with Bill Ringle about what entrepreneur leaders need to do in order to grow.

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      35: Sales Autopsy – Interview with Dan Seidman

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

      • The practical importance of creating an emotional context for the buying decision.
      • How taking initiative with ASTD led to writing a much-needed book that helps both the sales industry as well as his career.
      • The importance of attending to language in sales conversations and elsewhere.
      • Top objections can be anticipated and prepared for to allow you to be more confident.
      • Why top sales pros can predict the future.

      Dan Seidman talks with Bill Ringle about what top sales pros know and do differently.

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      34: The Improvisation Edge – Interview with Karen Hough

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      Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How behavioral skills lead to success.
        • The necessity of stepping outside our comfort zone.
        • Why having fun at work is not only more enjoyable, but vital to gaining new insights and developing new forms of collaboration and teamwork.

        Karen Hough talks with Bill Ringle about building trust on individual, team, and organizational levels through improvisation, honesty, and acting in line with your values.

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        32: Good Idea, Now What – Interview with Charles Lee

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • Why in most cases, the problem a company is facing isn’t necessarily the problem that needs to be fixed
        • What’s needed in order to overcome the recycling of ideas
        • Simple steps to be a better implementor of ideas
        • How to think more strategically about ideas
        • Key elements of ideation

        Charles Lee talks with Bill Ringle about clarifying ideas and taking action to benefit organizations.

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        31: Honesty Sells – Interview with Colleen Francis

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How she decided to leave a successful career to start her business
        • The shipping company case study, where small spot sales were converted to larger, more frequent sales
        • What hurdles companies need to clear in order to approach sales with greater effectiveness 
        • A practical tip for helping salespeople move outside their comfort zone
        • The importance of dispelling the myth that selling is an innate skill, so your business can grow

        Colleen Francis talks with Bill Ringle about how to truly think big and take action to build a business that serves clients worldwide.

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        29: How to Click with People – Interview with Dr. Rick Kirschner

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How following your passion opens doors to new opportunities.
        • What Congress can learn about working productively with people with whom you strongly disagree on issues.
        • A three-step process for helping people and organizations change.
        • The risks of social media technology for young people today.

        Dr. Rick Kirschner talks with Bill Ringle about the art of change.

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        28: The Ring in the Bubble – Interview with Gary Bradt

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How to turn a love of working with people into a career
        • What to listen for when your customer has critical feedback and important details to pick up
        • Why your goals must be important enough to pursue, and to be aware of your motivations
        • How telling the truth is a vital leadership practice

        Dr. Gary Bradt talks with Bill Ringle about leadership lessons learned while building a successful business as a well-known author, speaker, and advisor to senior management.

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        26: UpFront Presentations – Interview with Marilyn Sherman

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • The choice to not participate in a negative economy
        • Gladys Holm, who left a $18 million gift in her will on a $15,000 annual salary
        • How the right kind of business opportunities lead to great exposure and more business
        • The surprising value of being outrageous with goal setting

        Marilyn Sherman talks with Bill Ringle about how different forms of fear keep people from having more success.

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        24: Time Tamer Consulting – Interview with Christine Giri

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • Key questions to ask to shift yourself and others to a more productive track.
        • How Christine uses her “advancer” strengths to help leaders and managers come up with creative ways to be more productive.
        • What to do about your own “level of distraction” to be more productive.

        Christine Giri talks with Bill Ringle about how personal productivity is not about the tools, but about individuals and groups focusing on what’s important.

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        22: Future Proofing Your Business – Interview with Troy Hazard

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • The importance of engaging your customers
        • Specific tools you can use to future-proof your business
        • An example of how to listen to your team to gain credibility
        • The evolution of an entrepreneur from start-up to investor

        Troy Hazard talks with Bill Ringle about applying common sense to solving important business problems throughout a successful career.

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        19: Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most – Interview with Sybil Stershic

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How to recognize the ineffective lip service some managers give when what employees want is to make more significant contributions.
        • The importance of an internal marketing action plan.
        • Why the more employees know about the customer, the better they can serve them.
        • Why people leave a boss or supervisor, not a company, in general.
        • Three levels of connection to review for optimum employee engagement.

        Sybil Stershic talks with Bill Ringle about internal marketing insights for both business and non-profit teams.

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        17: Greater than Yourself – Interview with Steve Farber

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How you need to reflect on your experience and abilities to identify where you can make a valuable contribution
        • Position isn’t a requirement to express, exert, or exude leadership
        • The LEAP framework for extreme leadership
        • What makes a great leader can be cultivated
        • The micro-organizational level of leadership is where immediate changes can be noticed
        • How extreme leadership occurs in business, education, and across all industries

        Steve Farber talks with Bill Ringle about the characteristics and behaviors that allow anyone to become an extreme leader.

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        12: Negotiation Boot Camp – Interview with Ed Brodow

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • The steps taken to transition from Hollywood studios to corporate stages
        • How one firm took these lessons and increased their average sales price by 59%
        • The number one asset you have control over and how to make the most of it
        • Who is Ed’s role model for effective negotiations and how this character’s skills can benefit every professional

        Ed Brodow talks with Bill Ringle about building a successful business from years in Hollywood as an actor and a passion for teaching business people how to negotiate effectively. 

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        8: Strategic Collaboration – Featured Interview with Debbie Allen

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How focusing on a key strategy creates great business momentum.
        • The power of finding the right joint venture partners.
        • What crystal clear ideas and an authentic heart base can do for your business.
        • The reality behind becoming successful as an information marketer.
        • >>> Special offer to participate in an upcoming P3 Epic Event <<<

        Debbie Allen talks with Bill Ringle about the adventures and rewards of being a world famous serial entrepreneur.

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        5: MamaTone – Interview with Dustin Maher

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        Listen to this interview to learn:

        • How Dustin was inspired by his own mother’s sacrifices.
        • Which particular airline safety instruction helps moms start taking better care of themselves.
        • The three factors that led to rapid national growth.
        • The importance of standing out from the crowd.
        • Examples of responding to customer needs, wants, and preferences.

        Dustin Maher talks with Bill Ringle about rapidly growing his fitness business and plans to reach one million moms by 2015.

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