111 episodes

Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers is THE podcast about GLOBAL trends, the future, and most importantly, the OPPORTUNITIES they are creating… and how YOU might begin to capitalize on them. Do you want to seize the many opportunities the world is offering right now and into the future? Well, hey, THIS podcast is for you! On occasion, we also do episodes about opportunities to improve your health and well being.

Guests are experts in their fields. Most are senior executives, household names, authors, entrepreneurs, distinguished faculty at prestigious universities, etc.

We welcome any comments and reviews. We also welcome any suggestions for topics or guest experts we might include on the show.

If you happen to like this podcast, Jeff's interviewing approach, or his voice, please consider checking out some of the many services his business provides. These include podcast hosting, creation, and consulting; voice-overs; professional interviewing; production of audio or video profiles to help you sell your business, promote your services, increase your customers, or raise funding; event hosting and meeting facilitation; and services to help you market to the large and growing seniors population. That’s something he's actually written a book about that!

To learn more about all of this and Jeff's other podcast, Health Care on the Horizon, please visit www.jeff-ostroff.com You can also e-mail him at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com

Looking Forward offers sponsorship opportunities and a very reasonable way for advertisers to promote their product or service, especially given its positive spin. It' has also great content for traditional and online media outlets, telecom companies, audio book publishers, etc. to include in their content. Some, such as MTN Telecom in Africa are doing that! Contact: www.jeff-ostroff.com or e-mail Jeff at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com

Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers Jeff Ostroff

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Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers is THE podcast about GLOBAL trends, the future, and most importantly, the OPPORTUNITIES they are creating… and how YOU might begin to capitalize on them. Do you want to seize the many opportunities the world is offering right now and into the future? Well, hey, THIS podcast is for you! On occasion, we also do episodes about opportunities to improve your health and well being.

Guests are experts in their fields. Most are senior executives, household names, authors, entrepreneurs, distinguished faculty at prestigious universities, etc.

We welcome any comments and reviews. We also welcome any suggestions for topics or guest experts we might include on the show.

If you happen to like this podcast, Jeff's interviewing approach, or his voice, please consider checking out some of the many services his business provides. These include podcast hosting, creation, and consulting; voice-overs; professional interviewing; production of audio or video profiles to help you sell your business, promote your services, increase your customers, or raise funding; event hosting and meeting facilitation; and services to help you market to the large and growing seniors population. That’s something he's actually written a book about that!

To learn more about all of this and Jeff's other podcast, Health Care on the Horizon, please visit www.jeff-ostroff.com You can also e-mail him at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com

Looking Forward offers sponsorship opportunities and a very reasonable way for advertisers to promote their product or service, especially given its positive spin. It' has also great content for traditional and online media outlets, telecom companies, audio book publishers, etc. to include in their content. Some, such as MTN Telecom in Africa are doing that! Contact: www.jeff-ostroff.com or e-mail Jeff at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com

    Barter Exchanges: A Little-Known Opportunity for Businesses... Large and Small!!

    Barter Exchanges: A Little-Known Opportunity for Businesses... Large and Small!!

    Hi everyone!
    Are you a new or small business looking to minimize your costs, increase your business, and get referrals from other businesses in your community? Or maybe you’re a bigger business—or even a conglomerate—looking to reduce your excess capacity (there's trillions of dollars of that out there each year!) by providing and receiving products or services from other businesses willing to trade with you?
    If this sounds like something you’re interested in learning more about, then please join us for this episode, #111, of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business and Investment Seekers. My guest expert, Maria Wirth, will share her expertise on something you’re all likely familiar with, but perhaps only to a very limited degree. I’m speaking about bartering and barter exchanges.
    On this episode, Maria will share her knowledge and experience about such things as: (1) what is a barter exchange, and what benefits can it offer to those who belong to it, (2) where do barter exchanges exist around the globe, and (3) what opportunities might exist for you or your organization in running or participating in a barter exchange. Of course, in typical Looking Forward fashion, you’ll also get some tips on steps you can take to start capitalizing on these opportunities.
    Maria Wirth is a founding partner of Business Owners Trade Alliance or BOTA, a barter exchange with member businesses throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania in the United States. BOTA has been in operation since 2012. Maria is also on the board of the International Reciprocal Trade Association, which represents over 75,000 businesses engaging in trade and barter worldwide. You’ll find out more about Maria and how to connect with her during this episode.
    You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com and in the middle of this episode. On the website, you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs, (3)B2B/B2C interviewing, and (4) live webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts.
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.comLooking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content. 
     

    • 36 min
    Electric Vehicle Gold Rush: Billions of Dollars... and Massive Opportunities!

    Electric Vehicle Gold Rush: Billions of Dollars... and Massive Opportunities!

    Hi everyone! Did you know there’s an electric vehicle gold rush taking place that involves billions and billions of dollars? Did you know this gold rush is creating, in the words of my guest expert, MASSIVE opportunities for all kinds of people, whether they’re looking for jobs, careers, businesses to start or grow, or places to invest their money? Who knows? Maybe You will be among those who will seize one of these opportunities?
    If this sounds like something you want to learn more about—and hey, why not—then please join us for this episode, #110, of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business and Investment Seekers.
    My guest expert, Loren McDonald, will share his expertise on such things as: (1) what trends he’s seeing right now as we move full-speed ahead into electrifying our vehicles, (2) what countries and companies are leading the pack in the EV revolution, (3) what are some examples of the myriad opportunities the EV revolution is creating, and (4) what else Loren envisions we’ll see happening in the EV space during the rest of this decade.  And, in typical Looking Forward fashion, you’ll also get some ideas on what YOU-- or someone you care about—can do… to start capitalizing on the massive opportunities Loren believes the EV industry has to offer.
    Through his website and consulting firm, EVAdoption, Loren McDonald conducts research and analysis for companies and organizations trying to understand how the transition to electric vehicles will impact their business… and the key factors that will drive or hinder consumer adoption of EVs. He’s a contributing writer to CleanTechnica, and his research and analysis have been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. You’ll find out more about Loren and how to connect with him during this episode.
    You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com and in the middle of this episode. On the website, you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs, (3)B2B/B2C interviewing, and (4) live webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts.
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.comLooking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content. 

    • 36 min
    Supercharged About Opportunities in the New Automotive Industry

    Supercharged About Opportunities in the New Automotive Industry

    Hi everyone! How much do YOU know about the revolution that’s taking place in the automotive industry… and the OPPORTUNITIES that’s creating for job seekers… and others, too? Hey, don’t worry if you know nothing at all… or only a little bit about it, because we’re going to discuss this and more on this episode, #109 of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business and Investment Seekers.
    My guest expert, Tyson Jominy, will share his expertise on such things as: (1) What are some of the most significant trends occurring in the automotive industry? (2) What are a few global examples of these trends? (3) Who are some of the new competitors on the automotive playing field, and (4) What else might we see happen—or not-- in this industry, if you’ll excuse the pun, down the road?
    Of course, in typical Looking Forward fashion, you’ll also hear about some of the great opportunities the revolution in the automotive industry is creating, and you’ll get tips on what YOU-- or someone you care about—can do to start capitalizing on those.
    Tyson Jominy is Vice President, Data & Analytics, for J.D. Power’s Power Information Network. Tyson has worked for J.D. Power and the Power Information Network since September 2009, advising original equipment manufacturers on pricing and incentives for new and used car sales. Prior to joining J.D. Power, Tyson worked for the Ford Motor Company and Nissan North America, where he held several positions within finance and sales & marketing.  Tyson has also managed financial forecasting and planning in the consumer packaged goods industry, and he’s advised executives in corporate development and M&A in the energy sector.
    You’ll find out more about Tyson and how to connect with him during this episode. You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com and in the middle of this episode. On the website, you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs, (3)B2B/B2C interviewing, and (4) live webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts.
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.comLooking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content.
     

    • 36 min
    Money Without a Country: An Opportunity for YOU?

    Money Without a Country: An Opportunity for YOU?

    Hi everyone.
    Are you looking for an investment during times of inflation? Are you interested in diversifying your investment portfolio? Or maybe you’re just looking for investment alternatives for when the stock or bond markets aren’t doing so well?
    In any case, how much do YOU know about precious metals as an investment?  We’ll cover all of this and more on this episode, #108. of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business and Investment Seekers.
    My guest expert, Patrick Yip, will share his expertise on such things as: (1) what precious metals you might want to consider investing in, (2) why there’s been an upward global trend in the purchase of precious metals, (3) what makes precious metals a great investment opportunity for some people, and (4) a few of the ways you can invest in precious metals, should you decide to do so.  And, in true Looking Forward fashion, you’ll also hear tips on how to choose the right company to do business with when you make an investment in precious metals.
    Patrick Yip is the Director of Business Development at APMEX and OneGold. APMEX is one of the largest retailers of physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium, and has sold over $15 billion in product over its 20+ year history. OneGold is a fast growing online precious metals platform that has processed over $750 million in transactions during its first three years in business. Patrick joined APMEX in 2011 and has held roles in Merchandising, Sales, Project Management and Business Development. He played a key role in the company’s 250+ percentage growth on marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Walmart. Prior to APMEX, Patrick held roles at asset management companies, and at Fortune 500s, such as Disney and Twentieth Century Fox.
    You’ll find out more about Patrick and how to connect with him at the end of this episode. You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com and in the middle of this episode. On the website, you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs, (3)B2B/B2C interviewing, and (4) live webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts.
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.com
    Looking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content.

    • 36 min
    More Productive Workshops, Strategy Sessions, etc: External Facilitators Needed!

    More Productive Workshops, Strategy Sessions, etc: External Facilitators Needed!

    Hi everyone.
    Are you a good listener? A person who doesn’t need to be in the limelight to shine? Someone who’s interested in helping workgroups achieve their best possible outcomes?
    Perhaps you’re considering making a career change, or maybe looking to improve your facilitation skills? If so, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode, #107, of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business and Investment Seekers.
    My guest expert, Dr. Myriam Hadnes, will share her expertise on such things as: (1) what facilitators do, (2) what kinds of facilitators there are, (3) who uses facilitators and where, and (4) why she believes the need for facilitators will continue to grow.
    And, in true Looking Forward fashion, you’ll hear about the steps you can take to become a facilitator, such as how to find a job in that field, or to improve your facilitation skills so you can flourish within your profession.
    Myriam Hadnes is a Ph.D. behavioral economist by training, the host of the “Workshops Work” podcast by passion, and a facilitator by profession. Motivated by the vision that we can change the world, one workshop at a time, Myriam curates the global "NeverDoneBefore" community that explores the edges of the art and craft of facilitation.
    In her work, Myriam applies scientific insights about human behavior and group dynamics- along with her learnings from experts on her podcast-- to improve collaborative work.
    You’ll find out more about Myriam and how to connect with her at the end of this episode. You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com There you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs and B2B/B2C interviewing, and (3) live, interactive webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts.
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.
    To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.com
    Looking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content.

    • 35 min
    Business Brokering: A Tsunami of Opportunities for Businesses… and Individuals!!

    Business Brokering: A Tsunami of Opportunities for Businesses… and Individuals!!

    Hi everyone. Do you know what business brokers do? More importantly, do you know what opportunities they might offer you? And do you know how exponentially those opportunities might grow just because of the aging of people who were born between 1946 and 1964, what we here in the U.S.  refer to as the baby boom generation?
    Whether you’re looking for a new or second career, an entrepreneurial venture, a chance to buy or sell a business, a lawyer, a banker, or accountant… even a landlord… you’ll definitely want to listen to what Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, has to say on this episode of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers!
    Andy’s the perfect person to speak about business brokering. He’s been in that business for more than 27 years.  He started his career in the business brokerage industry with Transworld Business Advisors in the 90’s. He’s now the CEO of the company.
    Transworld Business Advisors is the number one business brokerage and an international franchisor through a partnership with United Franchise Group. 
    Andy is a recognized speaker and trainer in the subject of business sales, valuation and negotiations He is also the author of the book, “Closing the Deal: A Business Owner’s Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls, Dispelling  Myths, and Selling Your Business the Right Way.”   He’s also deeply involved in charitable causes.
    By the way, Andy said if you e-mail him, he’ll send you a free copy of his book. So be sure to listen to the entire episode to get his e-mail address.
    You’ll find more information about Andy and Transworld Business Advisors by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com There you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) production of audio or video "spotlight" profiles to promote you, your business, your products/services, etc., (3) professional voice overs, (4) meeting and event hosting or facilitation, (5) live webinars featuring some of our "All Star" Looking Forward guest experts, (6) online, interactive presentations about how to be luckier in life, and (7) seniors marketing consulting. (I've written a book for Prentice-Hall about that.)
    ** If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to tell your family, friends, and other members of YOUR network about it… and encourage them to listen to it, too. Also, please give it a "like" and/or a good review.Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think... jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.
    Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.
    To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content-- which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience-- please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.com
    Looking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content.

    • 37 min

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