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Marketing Hall of Legends Tony Chapman chats with people who do extraordinary things, despite often challenging circumstances. In doing so Tony counters the relentless storm of negativity by sharing inspiring stories that celebrate positivity and the possibility.

Chatter that Matters Tony Chapman

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 203 Ratings

Marketing Hall of Legends Tony Chapman chats with people who do extraordinary things, despite often challenging circumstances. In doing so Tony counters the relentless storm of negativity by sharing inspiring stories that celebrate positivity and the possibility.

    LIFE MATTERS to Carl Dixon

    LIFE MATTERS to Carl Dixon

    I wasn't sure how this show would turn out as it involved weaving together several stories.  After listening, I couldn't be happier with the final product.  
    One of Canada's iconic rock voices, Carl Dixon, spent his life pursuing love.  His love for his family, his love for music, and his love to inspire others.  What sets his journey apart from most is that he miraculously survived a head-on car collision in Australia that left him in a coma for ten days with a broken neck and 51 other injuries.
    Carl Dixon credits a squadron of guardian angels who looked after him through several surgeries and rebuilding his broken body, combined with his family and burning desire to perform again. Today he is also a conference speaker, and In his motivational talks to audiences, he says:  “Our thoughts are the most powerful force in the universe.” 
    Carl offers you some incredible lessons on what matters most. Sasha Braganza joins the show to talk about what RBC is doing with RBC X music, Virtual Voices and more to help aspiring Canadian artists find the audience their talent deserves. 

    • 42 min
    THE MUSIC MATTERS to Neill Dixon

    THE MUSIC MATTERS to Neill Dixon

    My guest today is Neill Dixon, and he is a character with great character.  He is singing proof to follow your passion when building your career.  In his twenties, Neill had a cafe called Grumbles, frequented by the who's who of music. He managed the rock band Triumph, and his legacy is crafting and staging Canadian Music Week, one of the most important music conferences and festivals in the world.  It turns 40 this year.  Neill shares some amazing stories and some great lessons on how to combine passion with pursuit. 
    Stephanie Lupinacci returns to Chatter that Matters to talk about Virtual Voices, RBC's incredible partnership with Canadian Music Week.
     

    • 39 min
    INFILTRATING MATTERS to Robert Mazur

    INFILTRATING MATTERS to Robert Mazur

    'I was at my calmest when I was in a room with bad guys' Robert Mazur is directly responsible for one of the biggest busts against the Pablo Escobar Medellin Cartel in the 1980s. In 2009, he published “The Infiltrator,” a memoir about his two years undercover, and in 2016, the book was made into a film starring Bryan Cranston. Mazur is also the author of The Betrayal, a memoir about his infiltration of the Cali Cartel and underworld figures in Panama.
    In this riveting episode of Chatter That Matters, Robert Mazur takes listeners along his high-risk journey of pulling off one of the most extensive undercover operations in history and bringing criminals and a corrupt bank to justice. Robert Mazur successfully infiltrated Pablo Escobar’s Columbian drug cartel by pretending to be Robert Musella, a money-laundering, mob-connected businessman from New Jersey. 
    Adam Evans, Vice President of Cyber Operations at RBC, joins me to talk about how and why cybercrime is now bigger than all other crimes combined.
    To connect with Robert Mazur:
    Website: www.RobertMazur.com 
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-mazur-29341016
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/RobertMazurOfficial
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertmazur
     

    • 39 min
    OCEANS MATTER to Sylvia Earle

    OCEANS MATTER to Sylvia Earle

    TIME named Sylvia Earle as their first Hero of the Planet, and she has been National Geographic's Explorer in Residence since 1998. Sylvia is called ‘Her Deepness’ and the ‘Sturgeon General ‘by The New Yorker and The New York Times a Living Legend by the Library of Congress and she is a master storyteller and my guest on my Chatter That Matters Earth Day Edition. 
     
    I begin the show by sharing news of my first Grandbaby, Maxwell Jude, and how it has made me question what type of planet he will inherit. I then interview Sylvia Earle, who will open your eyes to why Oceans and Ocean wildlife matters. She recounts her life of invention and ocean exploration, including her record-setting open-ocean JIM suit dive, untethered to 1250 feet and what she encountered on her walk on the ocean floor. 
     
    Sylvia discusses her new book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey about the power and significance of our planet's ocean from its fundamental importance in shaping our climate to how it supports a multitude of species, including humans.
     
    Dr. Earle sees all of us as “the most important people who have ever lived on earth because technology is now giving us all the power to know, demand change, and to stop treating our oceans as a free grocery store and a garbage dump.
     
    As a bonus feature, I talk about RBC's Tech for Nature, a global, $100 million-dollar multi-year commitment from the RBC Foundation to support new ideas and technologies that address the most complex environmental issues. Over 100 projects are already underway!
     
    To connect with Dr. Sylvia Earle
    LI - linkedin.com/in/sylvia-earle-6931946
    Twitter: @sylviaearle
    Mission Blue - https://mission-blue.org
    To order her new book - Global Odyssey - https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/national-geographic-ocean/9781426221927-item.html
    To chat with Tony Chapman:
     
    Web:    https://chatterthatmatters.ca
     
    Twitter – @TonyChapman – https://twitter.com/tonychapman
     
    Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/
     
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chatterthatmatters/
     
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGvzmw9MFkUcGylrFA2xC  
     
     
    RBC - https://www.rbc.com
     
    RBC Tech for Nature -
    https://www.rbc.com/community-social-impact/_assets-custom/pdf/RBC-Tech-For-Nature-EN.pdf
     
    https://www.rbc.com/community-social-impact/environment/environmental-donations.html
     


     


     

    • 39 min
    REDEMPTION MATTERS to Ori Spado

    REDEMPTION MATTERS to Ori Spado

    I have always been attracted to characters,  how they look, what they say, even their moral qualities. They make you smile or look with astonishment, and they are scene stealers. Ori Spado is a true-to-life character who could have stepped into any part on the Sopranos or in The Godfather. Ori went from small-town boy to solider, then a multi-million dollar insurance agent, to becoming the 'Hollywood Fixer,” a real-life Ray Donovan.  People referred to him as the “Hollywood Mob Boss.”
    Spado enjoyed a friendship with the legendary underboss Sonny Franzese of the Colombo family for more than 40 years. Ori came to know the “bosses” of several mafia families in the U.S., such as Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Russell Bufalino, Carlo Marcello, and Joey Pyle from London.
    And speaking of friends, Spado shares many stories in this podcast, including pats on the back from Ronald Reagan, having smokes with Frank Sinatra, and how Dean Martin bailed Frank out after a nasty gambling night.
    In 2008, Spado was arrested at his home in Beverly Hills and was brought to Brooklyn on a Colombo crime family RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) indictment. He was convicted and served five years in federal prison.
    After his prison sentence, Ori Spado chose a new path in life, writing his autobiography “The Accidental Gangster" and working on film projects.
    As Spado says in the book description,” I lived it, I own it, and I take full responsibility for my actions of the past,” I hope that by releasing my book, I can keep just one person from entering a life of crime, it was well worth it.”
    To connect to Ori Spado
     
    https://theaccidentalgangster.com
     
    Twitter: @Theaccidentalg3
     
    LI:  linkedin.com/in/orlando-‘ori’-spado-89082116a
     
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Ori-Spado/100010025146205/
     
     

     
    To chat with Tony Chapman:
     
    Web:    https://chatterthatmatters.ca
     
    Twitter – @TonyChapman – https://twitter.com/tonychapman
     
    Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/
     
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chatterthatmatters/
     
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGvzmw9MFkUcGylrFA2xC  
     
     
    RBC - https://www.rbc.com
    RBC Future Launch - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/index.html


    RBC Future Launch - Up Skill - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/rbc-upskill.html



     

    • 40 min
    FREEDOM MATTERS to Tareq Hadhad

    FREEDOM MATTERS to Tareq Hadhad

    ‘I went to them and said I am not a number. I am a human being.  Just one week before and I was in Syria and I had dreams.’

    Tareq Hadhad's incredible journey is one of the most inspirational and powerful stories I have ever shared. From a charmed life in Damascus to overnight becoming a refugee of the Syrian Civil War, who spent three years trying to survive in a camp. Tareq and some of his family had an opportunity to move to Canada. A few years later, Tareq was named the fifth annual recipient of RBC Entrepreneur and one of RBC's Top 25 Immigrants, awards that celebrate newcomers who positively impact their communities. 
    Tareq's story lifts your heart and your spirit while reminding us what we often take for granted, and that is our freedom. With freedom, we can dream and make our destiny a matter of choice, not chance.
    To chat with Tareq Hadhad
    To book Tareq as a speaker:
    https://www.voxagency.ca/tareq-hadhad
    Web: www.Tareqhahad.com
    Twitter: @TareqHadhad
     
    To chat with Tony Chapman:
     
    Web:    https://chatterthatmatters.ca
     
    Twitter – @TonyChapman – https://twitter.com/tonychapman
     
    Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/
     
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chatterthatmatters/
     
    Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGvzmw9MFkUcGylrFA2xC  
     
     
    RBC - https://www.rbc.com
    RBC Future Launch - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/index.html
    RBC Future Launch - Up Skill - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/rbc-upskill.html



     



     

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Art of thr Ear ,

This podcast does matter.

Great guests and a great host. Friday is appointment listening.

CDCGiaco ,

Outstanding podcast series with something for everyone

I’m hooked on Chatter that Matters, and wait for the next episode to come out each week :). Thank you Tony for finding an amazing breadth of things that matter and delivering your content in such an inspiring and compelling way!

alskdhrufy173648 ,

Heart-felt & Inspired Stories about the Human Experience.

Every week, without fail, Tony Chapman & RBC envelop us with a hero’s journey from the impossible to the possible. Sharing insights & life lessons that leave us wanting to do more and be more. Thank you Chatter That Matters!!.

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