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The AmCham Podcast shines a spotlight on some of Australia's leading business professionals, who share their knowledge and best business practices with you. Join us regularly to hear professionals from a range of diverse industries and also to get the latest updates from AmCham Australia.

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The AmCham Podcast shines a spotlight on some of Australia's leading business professionals, who share their knowledge and best business practices with you. Join us regularly to hear professionals from a range of diverse industries and also to get the latest updates from AmCham Australia.

    HBRW-82: Digital Journey with Moe Ali

    HBRW-82: Digital Journey with Moe Ali

    What's new in technology and how can your business stay ahead of the game? Moe Ali, Group Vice President of Gartner ANZ, talks to Duff about cyber-security, the importance of incorporating technology insights and information to the core of business management, and how to avoid, "The Trough of Disillusionment."
    Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day.
    A returning guest, Moe is responsible for leading the company in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) region, and is accountable for executing their global corporate strategy in ANZ. Mr. Ali brings over 20 years of leadership experience to Gartner, his expertise is in growing and scaling IT Services companies both in Australia and internationally.
    Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au

    • 31 min
    HBRW-81: Lobbying: Demystifying the "Dark Art" with Matthew Hingerty

    HBRW-81: Lobbying: Demystifying the "Dark Art" with Matthew Hingerty

    What is a lobbyist? Who uses lobbyists? What value do lobbying firms add? Answering these questions with our host Duff Watkins is Matthew Hingerty, CEO & Managing Director at Barton Deakin.
    Matthew Hingerty is one of the most experienced political and industry figures working in government relations consulting in Australia. He leads Barton Deakin’s national government relations business and is responsible for all client quality assurance along with assisting Barton Deakin’s clients in the NSW and Commonwealth jurisdictions.
    Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au
    Post-production engineered by Mahan Noori and Adrian Grima.

    • 40 min
    HBRW-80: NASA and the Future of Space Exploration with Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.

    HBRW-80: NASA and the Future of Space Exploration with Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.

    Did you know some of the research conducted in space makes our lives on Earth better? Interested in learning more? Join host Duff Watkins and our guest Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. on this episode of the How Business Really Works Podcast.
    Robert Lightfoot is NASA’s Acting Administrator, a role he added January 20 in addition to his permanent position for the last five years as NASA’s Associate Administrator, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant position. Robert Lightfoot is NASA’s Acting Administrator, a role he added January 20 in addition to his permanent position for the last five years as NASA’s Associate Administrator, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant position.
    Lightfoot actually is a rocket scientist. He began his NASA career 28 years ago. He spent his early career in testing and propulsion at Marshall Space Flight Center then at Stennis Space Center. He spent two years at NASA Headquarters for space shuttle return to flight and initial transition and retirement activities. He then returned to Marshall and became the center director. 
    Lightfoot earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Alabama. Among myriad awards, three times he has received the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executives -- the highest honor attainable for federal government work. The astronaut office awarded him the Silver Snoopy award for enhancing flight safety and mission success.
    Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au
    Post-production engineered by Mahan Noori and Adrian Grima.

    • 33 min
    HBRW-79: Highlights of 2017 - Best of Self Improvement

    HBRW-79: Highlights of 2017 - Best of Self Improvement

    Welcome to the last How Business Really Works episode of 2017. In this edition we will be listening to some of our past best discussions on self improvement.
    Our guests include Andre Alphonso, Sue Langley, Nathan Williams, Allan Parker and our hosts Dr Duff Watkins and Michael Schoettler.
    Andre Alphonso of The Ariel Group Australia discusses your personal presence and where specific techniques can be drawn from.
    Sue Langley of Langley Group speaks on developing positive leadership skills and how they're underpinned by positive psychology.
    Nathan Williams of Customer Return lets you know if your sales message works for or against you and how you can perfect your pitch.
    Allan Parker of Peak Performance guides you through the three magic words 'would, could, might' and how they are key to strong negotiation.
    Thank you again for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au
    We look forward to joining you for another great year in 2018!

    • 37 min
    HBRW-78: Be Heard! Why People Don't Listen to You and What to Do About It with Michael Kelly

    HBRW-78: Be Heard! Why People Don't Listen to You and What to Do About It with Michael Kelly

    On this episode of our How Business Really Works Podcast, Michael Kelly joins host Duff Watkins to discuss what you have to do to be heard.
    Michael Kelly is the founder and the director of Kelly Speech Communication. His work focuses on helping his clients in three key areas:
    1. Business pitch consulting
    2. Executive personal communication consulting
    3. Corporate communication consulting.
    Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a leading body language and speech expert, and is a member of the Australian Computer Society.
    Michael regularly delivers media commentary on how leading CEOs and high profile politicians communicate, and on how they can improve the delivery of their spoken messages. He provides commentary for Fairfax Media, The Sun-Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Daily Telegraph, the Seven Network, Network 10, ABC Television, Radio 2GB, 2UE and ABC Radio.
    Since 2010, Michael has written a popular, weekly blog post on all aspects of memorable listening, speaking and presenting.
    In this podcast episode you will:

    Learn how to stop being average and transform yourself into an extraordinary business communicator who persuades, engages, inspires and informs. Hear how to make a powerful first impression and how to structure any spoken messaged and discover the speaking techniques of Barrack Obama. Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au
    Post-production engineered by Mahan Noori and Adrian Grima
     

    • 32 min
    HBRW-77: How to tell your Story with Mark Schenk

    HBRW-77: How to tell your Story with Mark Schenk

    Joining host Duff Watkins on this How Business Really Works episode is Mark Schenk, Managing Director, Anecdote International Pty Ltd. 
    Mark left the Air Force in 1998 after a 20-year career as a logistics officer. His foray into the consulting world took a surprising twist when he stumbled across the incredible natural power of stories. This led to a major change of career to focus on discovering how organisations and leaders can tap into this power.
    Anecdote was formed in 2004. The company is focused on putting stories to work and helping restore humanity to the workplace. Being in such a niche market has provided many lessons in business, especially surviving two major market downturns and has required considerable experimentation with business models. Mark’s time is divided between growing Anecdote’s international Partner network which now includes over 50 Partners in 25 countries and delivering Anecdote’s workshops and consulting projects. He is passionate about using stories to help leaders be more engaging, inspiring and influential and in help organisations make their strategies stick.
    On this podcast you will discover how you can tap into the power of your story, you'll hear the potency of story telling and you'll learn how you can achieve outstanding business results simply by telling your story.
    Thank you for your continued support of this podcast. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so please let us know how we can do that for you. What topics are you interested in hearing about? What businesses do you think we should showcase? Let us know by sending an email to podcast@amcham.com.au
    Post-production engineered by Mahan Noori and Adrian Grima
     

    • 34 min

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