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It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

Learning from Smart People Rob Oliver

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

    81 Drew Giventer: How Your Business can Survive COVID-19

    81 Drew Giventer: How Your Business can Survive COVID-19

    Drew Giventer talks about how your business can survive COVID-19 (and actually be in a better place following the pandemic.) In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Drew, the president of Accountable Capital Corporation, share some of the information that he and his team have used to help thousands of small and medium-sized businesses survive, adapt and grow.

    Here are a few of the things you will learn from a smart person – Drew Giventer:


    Alternative financing options for your small business
    How businesses have and will continue to adjust to business, economic and environmental conditions
    Why the adaptations taking place during a pandemic put your business in line to be more successful as things begin to head back to normal (even if that takes a while!)
    The importance of building relationships, both personal and business

    You can connect with Drew Giventer and learn more about Accountable Capital Corporation on their website and through the social media links below:

    Website: https://www.accountablecapital.com
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Accountable-Capital-Corp-120368408106212
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/accountable-capital-57017855/

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 30 min
    80 Suzy Dickstein: How to Deliver a Riveting Virtual Presentation

    80 Suzy Dickstein: How to Deliver a Riveting Virtual Presentation

    Presentation coach Suzy Dickstein joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to discuss how to deliver a riveting virtual presentation. Suzy works with entrepreneurs, executives and sales teams to build their virtual presentation skills and grow their sales and impact. Rob Oliver interviewed her from her home in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

    Here are a few of the things that Suzy Dickstein discussed in this episode of Learning from Smart People:


    How Suzy made the shift from in person presentations to virtual presentations
    Why being an engaging speaker happens way before you step on stage (virtual or in person!)
    Why presentations don't lead the sales – and how to change that
    The importance of storytelling and how to improve your skills as a storyteller
    The value of showing up on screen, not just talking behind slides
    Tips on how to deliver better virtual presentations

    You can watch Suzy Dickstein's free video "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Most Virtual Presenters Make," check out her website or connect with her on social media using the links below:

    Video: https://10BiggestVirtualPresenterMistakes.com.
    Website: https://suzydickstein.com/
    Facebook (personal) - https://www.facebook.com/suzy.dickstein
    Facebook (page) - https://www.facebook.com/suzydicksteinpresentationcoach
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzydickstein/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/suzydickstein
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/suzydickstein

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 36 min
    79 Mike Sulava: How to Add Value to Your Business

    79 Mike Sulava: How to Add Value to Your Business

    Today's guest on the Learning from Smart People Podcast is Mike Sulava from KLC Financial. Among other things, we discussed how to add value to your business. KLC Financial is an alternative lending solution for businesses to make capital purchases.

    During this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast you will hear:


    What lending options are available besides banks
    How alternative lending sources can help with acquisitions and in your relationship with your bank
    The importance of timing
    Why networking is such a valuable tool to help build your business
    How to work on your mindset (and why!)
    A reminder to evaluate your definition of success
    What to do about that voice in your head that says "you can't" or "why don't you quit?"

    You can connect with Mike Sulava through the KLC Financial website or on LinkedIn.

    Website: https://klcfinancial.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sulava-42996519/

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 31 min
    78 Lindsay Pinchuk: How to Build a Community that Grows Your Business

    78 Lindsay Pinchuk: How to Build a Community that Grows Your Business

    Lindsay Pinchuk from Bump Club and Beyond joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to build a community that grows your business. Her business started as a way to serve expecting mothers and has grown into a community that supports parents and parents-to-be.

    Here are a few things to listen for in my podcast interview with Lindsay Pinchuk:


    How Bump Club started as a quest to provide information and resources that were lacking
    How the community grew and how it is adapting to the virtual meeting world
    The delicate balance required to work with advertisers and sponsors
    How the "and Beyond" became part of Bump Club
    Finding your mission and sticking with it
    Why a small engaged community is better than a large community

    You can connect with Lindsay Pinchuk through the links below. Parents and parents-to-be can join Bump Club and Beyond for free (and they will receive a fun "Welcome Box.)

    Website: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindsaypinchuk
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bumpclubbeyond
    Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/bumpclubandbeyond
    Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk
    Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/bumpclubandbeyond
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaypinchuk/

    Join Bump Club and Beyond: www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/signup

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 35 min
    77 Johnna London: How to Build Your Social Media Following

    77 Johnna London: How to Build Your Social Media Following

    If you are wondering how to build your social media following, this is your episode! Johnna Londen from the Online Business Gurus joined the Learning from Smart People Podcast to share her insights. During this podcast, Johnna provides practical and actionable guidance for building your social media following as a small business or entrepreneur.

    During this podcast interview you will learn:


    How often you should be posted on social media
    What you should be posted on social media
    Why you can't do every social media channel
    Choosing which channels to focus on
    Balancing between automation and personalization

    Johnna offered a free social media posting scheduler. The link to download that as well as their website and social media links are below.

    Website: http://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/UR_V_ASSISTANTS
    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistants/
    Instagram:  https://instagram.com/theobgs
    Download: https://theonlinebusinessgurus.com/5-part-social-media

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 33 min
    76 The Year in Review - 2020

    76 The Year in Review - 2020

    In this final episode of the 2020 calendar year, host Rob Oliver takes a look back at every single episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast since its beginning in April. It is hard to believe that we are already at episode 76. It feels like we just started a few weeks ago.

    Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:


    A review of why the Learning from Smart People Podcast started
    An overview of the guests that have been interviewed
    An episode by episode recap of the guest, topic and what stood out to Rob

    This episode along with many others was also released on video on our YouTube channel. Actually, it was done as a live stream on both Facebook and YouTube before it was even released as a podcast. I would encourage you to check out our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and our website. It would be fantastic to connect with you on social media as well.


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/LFSPPodcast
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LFSPPodcast
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lfsppodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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Great conversation

I recently guested on this show and really enjoyed the conversation and experience. Rob asks great questions and gives listeners an opportunity to learn a lot by tuning in.

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