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In-depth conversations with business leaders, marketers, and authors.

Conversations in Depth: A QRCA Views Podcast Michael Carlon

    • Business

In-depth conversations with business leaders, marketers, and authors.

    Wendy Pease of Rapport International

    Wendy Pease of Rapport International

    Wendy Pease is the owner and president of Rapport International, a translation and interpretation services company specializing in marketing translation. Throughout her career, she has worked with hundreds of companies to help them communicate across more than 200 languages and cultures. She hosts the Global Marketing Show podcast, which features experts on opportunities and challenges in increasing multilingual lead gen and revenue. She also leads a global speed networking group, moderates the Boston chapter of Soft Land Partners, and hosts a weekly Clubhouse room on Global Business.
    Wendy Joined me on Conversations in Depth to discuss her book The Language of Global Marketing: Translate Your Domestic Strategies into International Sales and Profits. In addition, we cover how a childhood of traveling the world got her interested in a global business career, why she wanted to own her own business, and how qualitative researchers can benefit from using simultaneous translation (hint, it has to do with inclusivity in Market Research).
    Check past episodes of Conversation in Depth at https://qrcaviews.org/features/podcasts/
     

    • 26 min
    Starting Fires, with April Bell

    Starting Fires, with April Bell

    Before becoming the Editor in Chief of Views, I needed to give up the reigns of the podcast feature and I turned them over to Foster Winter, who did an absolutely wonderful job with it. His calming voice and insightful questions took our podcast feature up a few notches and I am grateful for his presence on our committee.
    Many of you know that Foster lost a battle with cancer earlier this year and I wanted to use some space in this edition of Views to acknowledge his contributions to the podcast feature and to Views magazine.
    I’m also happy to announce that we have a new episode to share featuring author April Bell. April is an empathy researcher and the author of The Fire Starter: Igniting Innovation with Empathy. April loves to solve problems. She has conducted more than 11,000 hours of empathy research through her boutique research agency, April Bell Research Group, working with many of the world’s giant brands such as PepsiCo, P&G, Hewlett Packard, and Pfizer to name a few.
    How did April get into the insights business? How did she uncover how important empathy is to her work? Where did the idea for The Fire Starter come from? Tune in to hear the answers to these questions and uncover the important lessons she learned about herself during the writing process.
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    • 56 min
    The Power of Storytelling, with Fred John

    The Power of Storytelling, with Fred John

    C. Frederic John enjoys a global reputation as a strategic researcher with a career spanning over forty years. He specializes in melding profound insights into concrete recommendations for clients, and in crafting compelling research deliverables using story-telling techniques.
    Fred and I have a few things in common: we both work in the market research industry, we both worked for MasterCard, and we both value the power of storytelling when it comes to presenting findings to clients. In fact, Fred is so passionate about storytelling in market research that he literally wrote a book, Storytelling and Market Research: A Practical User Guide.
    I caught up with my former colleague just a few days before his book launched to discuss his career as a researcher, what compelled him to write this book, and how he went about finding a publisher and turning his idea into reality. Of course, we discuss the importance of using story to keep a reader’s attention and Fred gives practical and tangible advice for transforming mundane reports into page turners. If you want to build your storytelling chops, this interview is not to be missed!
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    • 31 min
    Thriving in Uncharted Times, A Conversation with Margaret Heffernan

    Thriving in Uncharted Times, A Conversation with Margaret Heffernan

    This Conversation in Depth podcast features Kay Corry Aubrey and former tech executive, TED speaker, BBC producer, and author Margaret Heffernan. Margaret’s latest book, Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future, is not only fascinating but very timely. Margaret says we can step back and learn from the very visceral experience of uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic threw our way.

    • 28 min
    The Power of Business Conversation with Daniel Wolf

    The Power of Business Conversation with Daniel Wolf

    This edition of the QRCA Conversations in Depth podcast features Foster Winter’s conversation with Daniel Wolf discussing the Power of Business Conversation—from casual, informal conversations to structured strategy meetings. Some takeaways: Keep the elements of productive conversations relevant, alive, and available; address the benefits of casual office conversations even while working remotely; conversations are key to decision management and organizational development.

    • 40 min
    Qualitative Tools for Generative Design Research: A Conversation with Liz Sanders

    Qualitative Tools for Generative Design Research: A Conversation with Liz Sanders

    Liz Sanders is an experimental psychologist and a pioneer in generative design research. She is the founder of Make Tools, which leverages participatory human-centered methods for innovation and to address the big challenges we face in today’s world. Liz is also a professor within the Design Department at The Ohio State University. QRCA VIEWS Luminaries Feature Editor Kay Corry Aubrey recently spoke with Liz about her work in a field that she helped to create, related to qualitative research.

    • 19 min