7 episodes

This Be #PeopleSmart podcast series, featuring our amazing guest speakers, is intended to enable disability inclusion and accessibility.
We will talk about all things human and day to day life, as well as challenges at work and in society.
If you want to be people smart, these aren't to be missed.

Be #PeopleSmart Jodie Greer

    • Society & Culture

This Be #PeopleSmart podcast series, featuring our amazing guest speakers, is intended to enable disability inclusion and accessibility.
We will talk about all things human and day to day life, as well as challenges at work and in society.
If you want to be people smart, these aren't to be missed.

    Myth Busting -Inclusive customer service made easy.

    Myth Busting -Inclusive customer service made easy.

    Be #PeopleSmart Founder, Jodie Greer, chats with Welco.Me Founder, Gavin Neate to dispel the myths that:
    "Staff training ticks all the boxes;" and
    "We can't know what our customers need until we meet them."

    Gavin shares how working with military police dogs lead him to create a pioneering solution to improve customer service, and ensures we can give an inclusive first impression.
    If customer service is important to you, you definitely won't want to miss this one.
    You'll also hear why searching for #Goosebumps is likely to show you a picture of Gavin's arm.
    Once you've taken a listen, check out www.wel-co.me for yourself. Even if it's just because they have such a cool web address, although once you know about them you'll no doubt want to know more.

    • 42 min
    Myth Busting - It could be a sign, but maybe not?

    Myth Busting - It could be a sign, but maybe not?

    Jodie Greer, Founder of Be #PeopleSmart, chats with Simon Houghton, Management Consultant and Deaf Awareness Campaigner, about - well - deaf awareness of course.
    Simon, who is deaf, shares some of his own experiences and how that lead him to launch a very successful deaf awareness campaign, with training, during the pandemic.
    Among other things Jodie and Simon aim to dispel the myths that:
    "Captions meet the needs of all deaf people"; and
    "All deaf people use sign language".
    Jodie also talks about a great article by Rachel Zemach, about why she has given up speaking when out with her friends - once you've heard why it was one of a few lengthy articles Jodie read to the end, and then shared, you can check it out for yourself https://www-huffpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/coda-deaf-perfect-speech_n_624b2290e4b068157f7ac51f/amp (I'm Deaf And I Have 'Perfect' Speech. Here's Why It's Actually A Nightmare. | HuffPost (ampproject.org)).
    So, if you want to effectively communicate with all of your family, friends, colleagues, employees and customers, this episode could make all the difference.

    • 55 min
    Myth Busting - Workplace adjustments aren't solely for disabled people

    Myth Busting - Workplace adjustments aren't solely for disabled people

    Jodie Greer, Founder of Be #PeopleSmart and Amanda Newman, Project Manager at Accenture, Founder of Career Mum, breast cancer survivor and all round super human, talk about how workplace adjustments, or accommodations, aren't solely for disabled people.
    Amanda shares her own story of being diagnosed and surviving breast cancer and the amazing support she receive both at home and at work. Amanda also gives some great advice, and shares why adjustments are making all the difference to her return to work.
    Have you ever seen an email that was sent to 300 colleagues about the sender's breast? Amanda's colleagues have and it's very empowering.
    You'll also hear about how both men and women find cancer, and other health conditions, which relate to the more 'unmentionable' parts of their bodies difficult, particularly in the workplace.
    Amanda's empowering, confident and positive attitude to work, life, and health, are refreshing and there's at least one lesson to be learned from this episode for all of us.

    • 32 min
    Myth Busting - The Truth Behind Accessible Marketing

    Myth Busting - The Truth Behind Accessible Marketing

    Jodie Greer, Founder of Be #PeopleSmart and Graham Coath, the creative mind behind successful and accessible marketing, from A Better Way of Life, talk all thing accessible marketing and marketing accessibility.
    The two key myths Jodie and Graham are busting in this episode are:
    "Accessibility is a cost" and "You can't be creative and accessible".
    You'll hear how your can add value, by improving the experience of your target audience, and how accessibility and creativity go hand in hand.
    You'll also hear about some great marketing campaigns that Jodie and Graham thought worth a mention, including a play on the safe sex message, a shop with no labels and how to find products you can't see.

    • 43 min
    Neurodiverse, Not Neurodiverse-ish - Part 2

    Neurodiverse, Not Neurodiverse-ish - Part 2

    Be #PeopleSmart Founder, Jodie Greer, speaks with Paul Stevenson, Tourette's syndrome ambassador from Genius Within about living with tics and other neurodiverse conditions.
    You'll hear so much more about Tourette's syndrome, it's not all coprolalia (swearing tics) as often portrayed in the media.
    It's great to hear about the added strengths neurodivergent people bring to a team and why neurodiversity is so critical for business success.
    You may be surprised by some of the information Paul shares, like why he only buys cheap prescription glasses, how tics can create secondary disabilities and how they can result in pain for several days or more.

    • 36 min
    Inclusive Wellbeing

    Inclusive Wellbeing

    Jodie Greer, Founder of Be #PeopleSmart, speaks with Emily De Luzy, Female Body Transformation Coach and Ben Clark, Adaptive Fitness Expert, on all food, fitness and accessibility.
    If you aren't sure whether you can get active, if you've tried a gym and didn't feel like they understood your accessibility needs or if you want to eat healthier whilst still enjoying your food, then this is the show for you.
    If that didn't capture your attention, then do you know why your shoulders aren't like teeth? Ben does.

    • 39 min

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