403 episodes

Calgary Business Podcast is focused on meeting founders, entrepreneurs, students, psychologists, thought leaders, small business owners and pretty much anyone ready to share their stories of innovation, creativity and inspiration from Calgary, across Canada and throughout the world.

A total of 401 episodes have been released to 5 December 2022

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Calgary Business Podcast Allen R. Wazny

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Calgary Business Podcast is focused on meeting founders, entrepreneurs, students, psychologists, thought leaders, small business owners and pretty much anyone ready to share their stories of innovation, creativity and inspiration from Calgary, across Canada and throughout the world.

A total of 401 episodes have been released to 5 December 2022

Beacons collects all of my social media posts | https://beacons.page/allenwaz

    Marketing During a Recession | “Errol’s Eye On”, Episode 13 (CBP 401) | 1 December 2022

    Marketing During a Recession | “Errol’s Eye On”, Episode 13 (CBP 401) | 1 December 2022

    This is the 13th episode in the “Errol’s Eye On” series dedicated to Errol Vas providing practical marketing and business advice to startups, small to medium-sized enterprises and large multi-national corporations.

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    In this episode, Errol recommends that during a recession or downturn in the economy, companies should double-down on their marketing and advertising efforts.  He cited a terrific example from the Great Depression in which the cereal company, Kelloggs, not only increased its advertising expenditures but also introduced the iconic brand, Rice Krispies.

    Perhaps now for companies to “Seize the Day” and ensure their brand stands out during tough times?

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    To learn more about Errol Vas and his work, click on one or more of the following links:

    Errol Vas Business Website | https://errolvas.com

    Errol Vas Business LinkedIn profile | https://www.linkedin.com/company/errol-vas-com/

    Errol Vas Personal LinkedIn profile | https://www.linkedin.com/in/errolvas/

    Errol Vas YouTube channel | https://bit.ly/3mzjRa0

    Director of Marketing at Diversitech Global | https://www.diversitech-global.com


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    Vizetto Inc, creator of Reactiv presentation suite | Av Utukuri, CEO and co-founder (CBP 400) | 17 November 2022

    Vizetto Inc, creator of Reactiv presentation suite | Av Utukuri, CEO and co-founder (CBP 400) | 17 November 2022

    In this episode, Av Utukuri, the CEO and co-founder of Vizetto Software, the Toronto-based startup that created the Reactiv presentation tool.  Av describes Reactiv as follows:




    Reactiv leverages the neuroscience of engagement and cognitive learning models to dramatically improve the remote meeting experience




    Reactiv helps presenters to stand out and provides them with the necessary workflow and management tools to ensure that the key information presented is elevated and retained in long term memory, regardless of the video conferencing platform being used.



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    To learn more about Av Utukuri and the Reactiv presentation tool, click on one or more of the following links:



    Vizetto Software

      Website: https://vizetto.com

      LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vizetto/

      Twitter | @vizettosoftware

      Instagram | @reactivsuite

      Facebook | @reactivesuite



    Av Utukuri on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/avutukuri/



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    Zoom | Presentations | Microsoft Powerpoint | Google Meets | Microsoft Teams | Neuroscience | Imagery | Engagement | Virtual Reality | Mixed Reality | Artificial Intelligence


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    Sex Therapy: An Introduction | All Psyched Up About, Episode 7 (CBP 399) | 15 November 2022

    Sex Therapy: An Introduction | All Psyched Up About, Episode 7 (CBP 399) | 15 November 2022

    This is episode 7 in the “All Psyched Up About” series dedicated to the work of clinical psychologist, Daniel McMillan and his team at Assured Psychology, whereby each episode seeks to highlight a variety of issues and topics around mental health.



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    In this episode, I was joined in the studio by Daniel McMillan and his colleague, Konstantinos Chondros, a Registered Psychologist with a doctorate in Counselling Psychology FROM THE University of Calgary and a Sexual Health Certificate from the University of Michigan, specialized in Sex Therapy & Sexuality Education.



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    To learn more about the work of Daniel, Konstantinos and their colleagues at Assured Psychology, click on one or more of the following links:

    Assured Psychology

    Website | https://www.assuredpsychology.com

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/assured-psychology/

    Facebook | @assuredpsych or https://www.facebook.com/assuredpsych/

    Instagram | @assuredpsychology



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    Mental Health | Psychology | Psychologist | Health Clinic | Counselling | Counseling | Mental Well Being | Therapy | Community Support | Shame | Compassion | Mental Illness | Vulnerability | Vulnerable | Self-Esteem | Self-Value | Loneliness | Isolation | Depression | Self-Criticism | Self-Abandonment | Self-Care | Self-Worth | Couples Counseling | Men’s Mental Health | Anxiety | Stress | Resilience | Calgary | YYC | Alberta | Podcasting | Podcast Guest | Canada Podcast | Emotions | Reactions | Relationships | Sexuality | Gender | Gay | Lesbian | Queer | LGBTQ | Bias | Curiosity | Empathy | Compassion | Understanding | LGBTQIA


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    Streakers Sports Rundown with Craig Weissenfels and Allen Wazny | Episode 10 (CBP 398) | 14 November 2022

    Streakers Sports Rundown with Craig Weissenfels and Allen Wazny | Episode 10 (CBP 398) | 14 November 2022

    Overwatch World Finals

    Final on 4 November with Dallas Fuels taking theGrand Prize over San Francisco Shock (4-3) | Livestream broadcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO1XjffJ5f8

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    LEAGUE Of Legends World Championship

    DRX Global (Korea) defeated T1 LOL (Korea) – score of 3-2 to win the Summoners Trophy | http://bit.ly/3zWQfKW

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    MLB

    The Houston Astros won the World Series in 6 games over Philadelphia.  The side story is Mattress Mack and his $75 million betting proceeds | https://apple.news/ApoByoVIuRfecXOLKbl9UBg

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    Women’s World Cup Rugby

    Semi-Final: England over Canada (26-19) | Final: New Zealand over England (34-31) | France over Canada in the Bronze Medal match (36-0)

    Rugby World Cup | https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2021

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    World Cup Soccer | starts next week in Qatar.  One unique item is the stadium made of 974 recycled sea containers.  They named it Stadium 974 | Wilson Centre article: http://bit.ly/3TAmnLm

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    NHL

    Borje Salming, former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman, was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  CBC honored him on Saturday evening | http://bit.ly/3GhaB5q

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    Breeders Cup

    Cody’s Wish has dual meaning in this “feel good” story at the Breeder’s Cup horse race in Lexington, Kentucky | http://bit.ly/3hnedbv

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    To learn more, click on one or more of the following links:

    Craig Weissenfels | https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-weissenfels-1524215/

    Streakers Gaming Inc | https://streakers.ca

    Backers Network Inc | https://backers.ca/

    NOTE: Streakers Gaming app is available on Google Play (Android) and App Store (Apple)


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    • 46 min
    Researching Emerging Tech as a Teenager, episode 4 of Clint’s Chronicles with Clint Cadio (CBP 397) | 12 November 2022

    Researching Emerging Tech as a Teenager, episode 4 of Clint’s Chronicles with Clint Cadio (CBP 397) | 12 November 2022

    This is the 4th episode in the “Clint’s Chronicles” series whereby Red Deer, Alberta high school student, Clint Cadio, shares his passion and creativity around entrepreneurship.

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    In this episode, we started off talking about Formula 1, a passion that Clint has had since he was 12 years old.  Before very long, we managed to pivot into the main topic “Researching Emerging Technology”:

    Formula 1 and Crypto.  As many know, crypto startups have been big promoters (advertisers) in the Formula 1 space for some time but the crypto winter has had an impact as revealed in this Bloomberg Crypto podcast of 7 November 2022, titled “Crypto Sponsorships of Formula One racing dwindle with Downturn”| http://bit.ly/3UYX32q

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    FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried (“SBF”).  For those following blockchain and Crypto currencies, the “SBF” story has been a hot topic for some time and ended with the declaration of bankruptcy on 11 November 2022 for the FTX Group that Sam Bankman-Fried controls.  Clint first heard of SBF from YouTuber “Nas Daily” and his feature story earlier in 2022 titled “The Most Generous Billionaire” | http://bit.ly/3TCCRCL

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    Stock trading and emerging technology.  Clint first became interested in stock market trading when he purchased the book “Trading Technical Masterclass” by Rolf Schlotmann and Moritz Czubatinski (2019).  His interest then transcended into (Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). He eventually came across Blockchain which lead him to attend the “Canadian BlockChain summit” in Calgary (October 19-20).

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    Investment club at school used Investopedia with a $100K “Mock” starting point; roughly 30 kids from the class.  As we learned in episode 2 on 16 September “Junior Achievement Alberta”, Clint’s teacher Mr. Henderson also spearheaded the initiative for students in his “Financial Management Class” to learn the practical aspects of stock trading without risking their personal funds.

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    Clint’s Chronicles Newsletter. Clint has started his own newsletter, using SubStack.  Here is a link | https://clintcadio.substack.com

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    In addition to the above, the following links reflect references made during recording of this session:

    Clint’s high school in Red Deer, Alberta | École Secondaire Notre Dame High School | https://bit.ly/3BQDi6C

    Investopedia “Investment Simulator” | https://www.investopedia.com/simulator/

    Canadian Blockchain Association | https://www.canadablockchain.ca

    Clint Cadio on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/clint-c-a7461722b/

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    Student | Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship | High School | Middle School | Hustle and Studying | Making Bank | Finance | Learning | Podcast | Canada | Alberta | Red Deer | Calgary | Small Business | Business Planning


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    How to stay present during life’s stresses | All Psyched Up About, episode 6 (CBP 396) with Cody Harper of Assured Psychology | 11 November 2022

    How to stay present during life’s stresses | All Psyched Up About, episode 6 (CBP 396) with Cody Harper of Assured Psychology | 11 November 2022

    This is episode 6 in the “All Psyched Up About” series dedicated to the work of clinical psychologist, Daniel McMillan and his team at Assured Psychology, whereby each episode seeks to highlight a variety of issues and topics around mental health.



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    In this episode, I was joined in the studio by Cody Harper, a social worker in the Assured Psychology offices here in the City of Calgary.  Cody took a deep dive into providing guidance and recommendations around “How to stay present during Life’s Stresses”.  The discussion during Episode 6 focused around:

    ⇒ Good stress vs. Bad stress

    ⇒ Stress hormones – Cortisol

    ⇒ Rumination

    ⇒ Two methods to avoid or stop ruminating:

    (1)  The “R-A-I-N” method and

    (2) the “A-C-E” method



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    CONCLUDING THOUGHTS FROM CODY HARPER:



    Much of our stress is generated from the fear of not being good enough.  Check your expectations; are they realistic? Accept your emotions and stop trying to control others



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    To learn more about the work of Cody Harper and his colleagues at Assured Psychology, click on one or more of the following links:

    Assured Psychology

    Website | https://www.assuredpsychology.com

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/assured-psychology/

    Facebook | @assuredpsych or https://www.facebook.com/assuredpsych/

    Instagram | @assuredpsychology



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    Mental Health | Psychology | Psychologist | Health Clinic | Counselling | Counseling | Mental Well Being | Therapy | Community Support | Shame | Compassion | Mental Illness | Vulnerability | Vulnerable | Self-Esteem | Self-Value | Loneliness | Isolation | Depression | Self-Criticism | Self-Abandonment | Self-Care | Self-Worth | Couples Counseling | Men’s Mental Health | Anxiety | Stress | Resilience | Calgary | YYC | Alberta | Podcasting | Podcast Guest | Canada Podcast | Emotions | Reactions | Relationships


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    • 56 min

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