The Santa Claus Man | A Conversation with Alex Palmer

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Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office.

Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa’s mail.

Gluck became a Jazz Age celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the era’s movie stars and politicians, and even planned to erect a vast Santa Claus monument in the center of Manhattan — until Gotham’s crusading charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santa’s workshop

In this episode we talk with author of The Santa Claus Man, Alex Palmer. Alex shares the story of the Santa Claus Association and the lessons that can be learned from it’s demise.

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Creating Executive Presence | A Conversation with Suzanne Bates

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Are you reaching your potential as a leader?

Executive presence has long been acknowledged as a critical factor in leadership. However, its definition is often mysterious and subject to diverse perspectives. As a result, leaders receive feedback on their presence without a roadmap for action that connects clearly to their business objectives. The default assumption is to equate presence with appearance and presentation skills. While these factors are important, they’re only a small part of how leaders sustain goal-directed action in an organization.

In this episode we talk with Suzanne Bates. Suzanne is the CEO of Bates, a firm founded in 2000 with a mission today to help leaders influence the world. The firm is distinguished in the field of leadership development for its ground breaking research and practical approach to helping leaders make an impact.

In this episode, you will…

  • Learn the major leadership differences between men and women
  • Discover the importance of having trusted advisors
  • Hear how executive influence helps leaders understand and appreciate the impact of communicative leadership
  • Discover why you need to build a leadership brand inside and outside the company

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

The Discipline to Write| A Conversation with Autumn McIntyre

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One of the most popular goals put forth each year it to write a book.

But few ever do.

In this episode of the podcast we will talk with 15 year old author Autumn McIntrye about her experience writing and publishing her first novel, The Element Keepers

The Element Keepers: Triskele follows the journey of a fourteen-year-old girl, Fayre Kingsley, as she is thrown into a world filled with Fairies, Element Keepers, and mythological creatures. As time progresses, Fayre and her friends must stop the evil arising that will put her and her world into peril.

It’s a book that Autumn wrote in a year as a 15 year old.

In this episode, you will…

  • Learn what drove Autumn to write a book at as a teenager
  •  Discover why she handwrites her book
  • Hear about the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people
  • Discover why you need to spend as much time as you can chasing your dream

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Praise Worthy | A Conversation with Nico Brenner

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Would you like to get feedback from your customers?

Do you wish there was an easier way to share that feedback with your team?

On this episode of the podcast, you’ll hear from Nico Brenner about Praiseworthy a company that is transforming customer feedback.

Years before starting Praiseworthy, Misa Chien found herself constantly checking Yelp to stay on top of Nom Nom Truck’s customers’ experience. She realized there was no way to address negative experiences before they were made public – a frustration many small business owners face.

She needed a way to connect with customers in a more proactive way. Things fell into place when she and her husband, Nico Brenner, got the opportunity to test the idea for Praiseworthy at the AngelHack 2013 hackathon, and won.

In the last two years, Praiseworthy has grown from only a 7 store client, to now over 1,000 stores, surveying over 2 million customers per year.

In this episode, you will…

  • Learn the problem with positive feedback
  • Discover how do you create the habit of happiness in your business
  • Understand the problem with meditation
  • Find out how to cultivate happiness at work
  • Discover why you need an easy way to share feedback in your business

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.