55 episodes

Business Minutia Podcast

Business Minutia Brent Richardson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Business Minutia Podcast

    Say No: How, Why, and When to Respectfully Decline

    Say No: How, Why, and When to Respectfully Decline

    Say No walks listeners through how, why, and when to respectfully decline opportunities both personally and professionally.
    Say No: Points Discussed First, thoughts from one of Brent's favorite authors, Bob Goff. Second, why it's important to say no. Third, start by establishing your priorities. In addition, align your priorities with your chain of command. Moreover, the value of understanding where you are spending your time. Fourth, why keep priorities visual? In addition, don't quit just because you're bored or lazy. Sixth, be clear and up-front about your no. In addition, a tip Brent learned from working with Japan. Seventh, what if you really want to take on a project but don't have time? Eighth, when do you explain why you're saying no? Ninth, priorities are seasonal.

    • 28 min
    Hybrid Work Schedule: The Win-Win Guide for Employees and Managers

    Hybrid Work Schedule: The Win-Win Guide for Employees and Managers

    Hybrid Work Schedule focuses on what it looks like to return to the office. The BMP host, Brent Richardson, shares the pros and cons of remote work and how companies can use a hybrid model.
    Hybrid Work Model Points Discussed Brent shares his experience returning to the office after working from home for a year. Firstly, how going back to work is like cardio. Secondly, the good and bad of returning to the office from an efficiency perspective. Thirdly, the structural differences between working from home and going to the office. Fourthly, battling the sense of entitlement after a year of working from home. Fifthly, what role does community play in working remotely versus working from the office? Sixthly, the difficulty of interacting with others after isolation. Seventhly, the challenge of what to talk about post-pandemic. Eighthly, the equity challenges of people returning to the office. Ninthly, what is a hybrid schedule? Tenthly, balancing in-office hours with co-workers. Eleventhly, how workers can start the hybrid conversation with their boss. Finally, why it's essential for managers to focus on the mental health of their reports.

    • 30 min
    Elevator Pitch: Why, How, and When to Develop a Corporate Elevator Pitch

    Elevator Pitch: Why, How, and When to Develop a Corporate Elevator Pitch

    Elevator Pitch walks listeners through why, how, and when to develop a corporate elevator pitch. The episode includes pointers to keep in mind and pitfalls to be aware of.
    Elevator Pitch Points Discussed Firstly, what is an elevator pitch? Secondly, how the pitch can become a coffee pot pitch. Thirdly, why it is essential to know the listener's agenda. Fourthly, what goes into the pitch? Fifthly, Brent and Jamie share how these ideas can help you beyond the actual pitch. Sixthly, how visual cues in your workspace can help you practice. Seventhly, how to use a question to start your pitch. Eighthly, how a shocking fact can start your pitch. Ninthly, how a relatable question and shocking fact can work together. Tenthly, how the front page of the newspaper idea can help you develop your pitch. Eleventhly, make sure you leave a thread to pull. Twelfthly, how the rule of three works with elevator pitches. Next, the five things that can go wrong and how to address each.

    • 27 min
    Email Etiquette: Tips To Help Your Email Stand Out To Executives

    Email Etiquette: Tips To Help Your Email Stand Out To Executives

    Email Etiquette brings tips and tricks from Jamie Richardson's journalism background into the corporate office. She works with Brent to explain how to make emails to executives stand out in their overflowing inboxes.
    Email Etiquette Points Discussed First, how journalism strategies help with emailing executives. Second, why conciseness is essential when emailing up your chain of command. Third, how and when to write the subject line. Fourth, how to decide what to include in the email and what to cut. Fifth, the value of knowing your audience. Sixth, why using language the recipient understands is essential. Seventh, know the 1-2 things the email is actually about before you start. Eighth, be careful of manipulation in the title. Ninth, the role colons can play in an email subject line. Tenth, what is the inverted pyramid and what does it have to do with emails? Eleventh, what if you have more than 1-2 things to communicate? Twelfth, the summary at the top must be clear, concise, and correct. Pro tip: read your email out loud. In addition, when to hit send on the email.

    • 29 min
    Small Business Toolbox: 5 Essential Tools to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

    Small Business Toolbox: 5 Essential Tools to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

    Small Business Toolbox walks through the top five lessons shared by entrepreneurs in the Business Minutia Podcast's first 50 episodes.
    Small Business Toolbox Topics Discussed First, the mindset of small business owners. Second, why time management is essential for entrepreneurs. In addition, listen to interviews with Brett Boyd, Kris Hochart, Kathy Fielder. Third, why coaching and mentoring are essential for small business owners. In addition, listen to the interviews with Bob Barrese, Andrea Anderson, and Brett Boyd. Fourth, what we learned about the necessity for great customer service. In addition, listen to the interviews with Colby Gardner, Walter Boyd, and Dave Borski. Fifth, why an innovative mindset is essential for small business owners. In addition, listen to the interviews with Aaron Fletcher, Kathy Fielder, and Andrea Anderson. Sixth, the value of self-awareness to small business owners. In addition, listen to interviews with Jessica Vittorio, Mary Ann Connor, and Ken Janke.

    • 23 min
    How to Connect with Anyone

    How to Connect with Anyone

    How to Connect With Anyone focuses on the keys to relating to anyone in less than 5 minutes. In this episode, Brent Richardson breaks down the tricks he's learned to gain authentic connections with people within just a few minutes of being with them.
    How to Connect points discussed First, how much to listen versus speaking. Second, why it's essential to connect with people beyond the purpose of the meeting. Third, good small talk options. Fourth, how to know which threads to pull to get a person to talk. In addition, what happened when Brent pulled a thread he wished he hadn't. Fifth, how to use self-deprecation to connect with people. Sixth, when to share the areas in which you are an expert. Seventh, what Brent does when he fails to connect with someone. Eighth, how to get people off mute on a conference call. Ninth, the challenges of connecting with people when the meeting isn't yours. Tenth, how to read a person's avatar. Eleventh, the problem with using humor to connect with people. In addition, how to keep icebreakers fresh. Finally, the value of diversity within your network.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Tired of blah business podcasts?

You’ve come to the right place. Brent and Jamie have a passion for helping younger business professions understand the nuances of corporate life, and their chemistry and humor are great. By telling real stories about real people and events they keep it interesting while laying down wisdom

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OUTSTANDING!

The conversation was well done with excellent next steps added to it!

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