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Laura Gassner Otting is an instigator, a motivator, and never met a revolution she didn't like. Her podcast goes one step further than interesting conversations with interesting people who do interesting things. LGO and her guests push listeners to the edge of discomfort with thought-provoking conversations everyone needs to hear. LGO spent 20 years interviewing people not just about what they do and how they do it, but why they do it. She is endlessly intrigued by the human story, by that moment where each of us discovers something more inside of us, the thing that sets us apart and sets us on our path. And, frankly, with all this social isolation, she's dying to talk to more people.What's going to be different about this? Laura doesn't mess around and doesn't make small talk. You will not be bored with rehearsed "bits" that come as answers to rote questions.Tune in and be prepared for LGO's kick-in-the-ass wrapped in a warm hug.

LGOtv: Big Talk Laura Gassner Otting

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Laura Gassner Otting is an instigator, a motivator, and never met a revolution she didn't like. Her podcast goes one step further than interesting conversations with interesting people who do interesting things. LGO and her guests push listeners to the edge of discomfort with thought-provoking conversations everyone needs to hear. LGO spent 20 years interviewing people not just about what they do and how they do it, but why they do it. She is endlessly intrigued by the human story, by that moment where each of us discovers something more inside of us, the thing that sets us apart and sets us on our path. And, frankly, with all this social isolation, she's dying to talk to more people.What's going to be different about this? Laura doesn't mess around and doesn't make small talk. You will not be bored with rehearsed "bits" that come as answers to rote questions.Tune in and be prepared for LGO's kick-in-the-ass wrapped in a warm hug.

    S3E16 Becky Robinson - Turn your book into a bestseller.

    S3E16 Becky Robinson - Turn your book into a bestseller.

    Turn your book into a best seller. Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this week's episode of LGOtv with guest, Becky Robinson. Becky Robinson - Founder/CEO, Self-Taught Marketer, Marathoner.Becky Robinson is the Founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital and integrated marketing services and public relations for book authors, including business leaders, coaches, trainers, speakers, and thought leaders. Since launching more than n...

    • 1 hr
    S3E14 Dr. Tina Opie - How to be a better ally.

    S3E14 Dr. Tina Opie - How to be a better ally.

    How to be a better ally. Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this week's episode of LGOtv with guest Dr. Tina Opie. Dr. Tina Opie - Bodacious Bridge Builder; Convener; Strong Cup of Coffee.Dr. Tina Opie is a voice for change—and coalition building—fostering a sense of inclusion in society, communities and organizations. As a thought leader and provoker, she combines practice and theory, an approach that ensures engagement, deep thinking and action.0:50 The Shared Sisterhood framework....

    • 1 hr
    S3E13 D'Arcy Webb - How do you learn to speak with the power, conviction, and influence that your great ideas deserve?

    S3E13 D'Arcy Webb - How do you learn to speak with the power, conviction, and influence that your great ideas deserve?

    How do you learn to speak with the power, conviction, and influence that your great ideas deserve? Join Laura Gassner Otting she hosts this week's episode of LGOtv with guest, D'Arcy Webb. D'Arcy Webb - Word Nerd, Speech Diva, Age-defying Old Broad.For over two decades, award-winning voice and speech teacher D’Arcy Webb has been helping actors, performers, corporate executives, authors and speakers use their voices to connect with audiences around the world with power, eloquence and hear...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3E20 Deb Liu - Women in the Workplace, Listen Up.

    S3E20 Deb Liu - Women in the Workplace, Listen Up.

    Women in the Workplace, Listen Up - Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this week's episode of LGOtv Big Talk with special guest, Deb Liu.Deb Liu - Extroverted Introvert, Perpetual Learner, Tea Enthusiast.Deb Liu is the President and CEO of Ancestry. She was previously a senior executive at Facebook, where she created the Facebook Marketplace, the company's first mobile ad product for apps and mobile ad network, and Facebook Pay. Prior to Facebook, she spent several years in product roles ...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3E12 Dr. Liane Davey - How to have productive conflict.

    S3E12 Dr. Liane Davey - How to have productive conflict.

    Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Dr. Liane Davey.Dr. Liane Davey - Conflict Coach, High Tea Lover, Watercooler Psychologist Liane Davey is a New York Times Bestselling author of three books, including The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Your Organization Back on Track and You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and frequentl...

    • 1 hr
    S3E19 - Jason & Diana Kander - A Veteran reflects on PTSD and Politics

    S3E19 - Jason & Diana Kander - A Veteran reflects on PTSD and Politics

    A Veteran reflects on PTSD and Politics.Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this week's episode of LGOtv with special guests, Jason & Diana Kander. Jason Kander - Veteran. Little League Coach. Recovering Politician.President Barack Obama - in the final interview of his presidency - was asked who gave him hope for America’s future, and the first person he mentioned was Jason Kander.A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Jason was elected to the Missouri state legislature ...

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Mmdill ,

I HATE SMALL TALK

Laura always starts her interviews with, "I hate small talk," and I completely agree! So many podcasts are shallow conversations, talking about the guest's latest book but nothing of substance. Laura's conversations are deep, real, and thought provoking. She has a gift with putting her guests at ease and I often forget that it's an interview, not a coaching session. I'm loving this podcast!

mm20910 ,

not your average interview podcast

Laura's selection of guests and her rapport with them makes this an enjoyable, insightful, and enlightening show. I usually shy away from podcasts that are an hour long, but this flies by, as if you were sitting with Laura and her guest just chatting about real things, some important things but also some normal-life things. You'll learn. You'll be inspired. If one doesn't do it for you, give another episode a listen.

Mikey G ,

Cutting to the Truth

If you find yourself quickly losing interest in the surface level conversations hawking books and programs that usually fill the podcast channels, then you are in for a treat.

Laura’s interviews are real, raw, and cut to the truth.

I love her way of getting her guests to be comfortable coming to the table to share their stories, explore their ideas, and leave it all there for us to think about with them.

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