Welcome to Cut Through the Noise, bringing you the truth behind the headlines in business and current events, Hosted by Dave Turano
What's sexy about marketing?
Marketing isn’t known for being sexy. Finding customers can feel like chasing, and many companies scare people away when they only talk about themselves. In this episode, marketing consultant Tim Fitzpatrick teaches us how to get back to the basics. Marketing well requires looking at data to see what customers we’re attracting and why. It comes down to pinpointing our ideal customers, listening to them, and helping them become their best. And although it isn’t sexy, we sometimes have to delay immediate results to build strong, stable relationships with ourselves and with others. Tim Fitzpatrick is the president of Rialto Marketing, where he helps companies build results that last. Like this episode? Share it around and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
Generation Z and the Digital Land of Opportunity with Prospect 100 Founder Harry Beard
Young people everywhere are looking to share their talent and passions. In next week's episode, Harry Beard talks about how creatives of Generation Z build momentum around their passions. With platforms like YouTube, we can learn anything we want, so long as we have the dedication and discipline to do so. And in our ever-connected world, we can also find and speak to important people if we want, so long as we are willing to put ourselves out there. Harry values talent and drive over everything, and he noticed that Gen Z-ers are eager to gain a following. So how could we connect young people directly with their desired audience? By providing a platform for creative competitions, judged by some of the most successful artists in the world. That’s when he started Prospect 100, where he hosts competitions for Gen Z creatives–and changes their lives by connecting them with important people. Find them at prospect100.com and follow Harry Beard @harryckb. Like this episode? Share it around and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
Darrell Williams on Leading with a Humble Approach
Gaining the trust of your audience is one of the greatest challenges of leading. Darrell Williams, former Communications Response and Officer for the White House, teaches us that our credentials, while meaningful and noteworthy, don’t necessarily earn us respect from others–but getting to know people and showing them that we care for them will. In this episode, we learn how to maximize our gifts by being humble. Consider, what are the needs of my community, and how can I meet one of those needs? Start with small steps and become a model for others. Then, find a genuine connection with others, and offer your gifts to them without arrogance or expectation. Williams helps people find their gifts and share them with others. He is currently the Chief, Military Human Resources for Operations at Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), as well as a keynote speaker and coach. Like this episode? Write us a review and subscribe for more.
How do you trust a person like me? with John Noltner
Divisive content is all around us. In our history, in our social media, and in our news, we see stories that highlight our differences and polarize us as humans. Today, we speak with John Noltner, photographer and storyteller, who has for years been on a mission to find what connects us. Shortly after the election of President Obama, Noltner felt troubled by our nation’s racist rhetoric, which uncovered how much work we have left to do in the wake of justice and humanity. So he did what all good journalists do: he set out to find as many stories as he could. Now, he travels the country in search of people and stories—and he challenges himself to keep showing up to difficult discussions. How does he get others to open up to him? He gains their trust by listening and accepting. Find his stories, his bio, his photos, and his blog at His next book, Portraits of Peace is available . Like this episode? Be sure to share it around and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
Chris Bond on Making the Most of Your Time
Many of us know how to fill our time. But are we filling it with quality pursuits? In this episode, we sit down with Chris Bond. Chris was in his forties when he learned that he had a heart condition that required surgery. During a sedentary, humbling recovery, Chris had to re-evaluate where he was devoting his energy. Now, he’s thankful that his doctor uncovered a problem that’s been in his heart since birth. He’s equally thankful to know that he can choose how he spends his time. Chris Bond is the founder of , where he helps small operations—mostly Mom and Pop businesses—value and sell their companies, particularly when they are nearing retirement. Like this episode? Be sure to share with your friends and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
From Hearing Loss to Domestic Violence: Being an Obstructionist with Janice Lintz
Sometimes, you have to obstruct the system to achieve justice. Today, we’re joined by Janice S. Lintz, Founder and CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations. When her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss before the age of three, Janice joined the legal fight to ensure that her daughter had access to learning opportunities. When she sought justice against her abusive husband, she learned the true labyrinth that is the judicial system. Janice was labeled an “obstructionist”—and in the face of corruption, lack of transparency, and lack of accountability, that’s exactly what she wants to be. How can we pursue what’s right, even in the face of a system so demoralizing? Janice is a consultant, an advocate, and a candidate in the MPA program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Find her at and . Like this episode? Share with your friends and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
This podcast does cut through the noise!
There's so much noise out there. I like Dave's interviews. They are casual and real with tons of actionable insights you can use to benefit your business.
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Dave asked awesome questions that led to a great discussion on leadership and reaching your potential. In addition, the topics led to information that will help listeners on a personal growth journey and provide them with leadership practices that they can easily adapt. Dave has created an outstanding way to take his experiences and those of his guest, to help build community throughout the virtual world.
Like chatting with an old friend
I really enjoyed being on the show. Dave is genuinely curious which makes for both a spontaneous and organic discussion. Look forward to the next time!