Welcome to the Next Action Podcast with your host Brian Wallace. People think they are choosing between the good and the bad but really they are choosing between the mediocre and being great.
In 15 minutes or less, you'll walk away with actionable know-how on being intentional and skipping the mediocre towards a better life.
Navigating Your Own Personal New Normal: Life Upside Down Before Coronavirus
Shlomi Ron is my first guest since the coronavirus became the new normal throughout the world. I’ve found that some people have had life events that presented a new normal experience even before COVID-19 hit us. Shlomi is one such person to be fortunate to have gone through heavy challenges that he is well prepared for today’s times.
Shlomi is the CEO of the Visual Storytelling Institute, an incredible organization that layers in all sorts of creativity, art, marketing, and storytelling - something more important than ever as many of us are consuming an unprecedented amount of media.
Find Shlomi: Visual Storytelling Institute | LinkedIn | Total Acuity (Book) | Brian on the VSI Podcast
SXSW and the Rise of Voice Tech
Scot and Susan are the husband and wife team behind Pragmatic Digital - a consultancy that helps businesses use emerging technology to improve their customer experience. They are also the authors of Voice Strategy: Creating Useful and Usable Voice Experiences.
It’s Susan’s 1st SXSW, though Scot was there a few years ago - but their first foray into SXSW as Voice Experts. They will be speaking at the Tiny VOICE @SXSW events and sharing their insights on creating successful Voice experiences. The Tiny VOICE @SXSW events will be taking place at the Modev booth Monday through Wednesday from 1 - 2pm. Susan and Scot will also be signing copies of their book.
In this episode, we talk about the role that Voice can play in helping businesses do more with less and why now is the time to start developing a Voice strategy and plan. Scot and Susan also touch on how Voice fits into an omnichannel marketing strategy and how brands can leverage their existing content for consistency and efficiency.
Find Susan and Scot :
Susan: Twitter | LinkedIn
Scot Twitter | Linkedin
Pragmatic Digital | Twitter
Voice Strategy Book
Walking, Climbing and Flying at SXSW 2020
Leigh Durst is a recognized authority on business, operations and digital transformation, and a trusted advisor to global Fortune 100s, startups, and businesses across industries. Her book, Walk, Climb, or Fly: Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace Wilderness, is designed to help executives, managers, and professionals better navigate complicated workplace dynamics, improving relationships, collaboration, and performance.
Leigh is a 13-year SXSW veteran and a longtime SXSW Advisory Board Member. Working in partnership with SXSW and clients, Leigh has helped curate over 70 official SXSW sessions, featuring 150+ world-class thought leaders, such as Adam Savage, Nolan Bushnel and Tim Berners-Lee. It is Leigh’s mission to help people move beyond mere career survival to a thriving professional existence.
We’ll talk about Walk, Climb, or Fly’s simple visual model for workplace dynamics - and how knowing your Operational Style can open the door for better collaboration. We’ll also provide a sneak peek at some cool sessions and activities at SXSW 2020.
Find Leigh Durst at walkclimborfly.com | leighdurst.com | livepath.net
Give and Grow: Influence to Impact Others
Bob Burg co-authored the international bestseller The Go-Giver. He’s a sought after speaker at sales and leadership conferences and committed to inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit in us all. He shows that companies large and small that conduct their business the “Go-Giver” way are not only of much greater value to their customers, they’re also significantly more functional and profitable as well.
Providing value isn’t about giving away free stuff. We’ll talk about how to shift your focus from getting to giving, and growing your business through value, influence, and authenticity.
Listen in to learn how to be a Go-Giver.
Mentioned on the podcast: Dr. Rick Rigsby on "The Smartest Person I Ever Met"
Find Bob at burg.com
Rise Above the Noise: The Art of Being Creative
Tuli Kraus has been making noise lately on LinkedIn but he's come to a realization: there's a lot of noise on there these days.
What can you do to stand out? Be creative. Easier said than done, right? Tune in for this fun dialog on how to take practical steps on implementing and being an effective communicator!
Find Tuli: LinkedIn | Instagram
Empowering Our Children for the Future
Atara Twersky isn't what you'd expect from an NYC attorney as she's now also the author of the acclaimed children's book series, Curlee Girlee.
Atara is the founder of the curly girl movement inspired by her young daughter in an effort to ensure they love themselves just as they are.
Join us as we talk about parenting, work-life balance (if such a thing exists!), and showing our children how to hope for the future on a very empowering podcast!
Find Atara - curleegirlee.com | podcast
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It was such a pleasure to be a guest on Brian's Next Action Podcast. He cares very deeply about what you have to say and his #1 goal is to share the messages of his guests to impact lives. We connected on LinkedIn and as soon as we both realized we went to the same college (Binghamton), we immediately got on the phone and the rest is history. With a captivating voice, you won't be sorry you tuned into his podcast. Appreciated your time BW!
Brian is a true professional
I like that the podcasts are short, to the point and not self promoting. Brian is focused on creating value for his listeners. He has a streamlined process for booking guests and getting to the point. His guests share their entrepreneurial struggles and lessons. I highly recommend this podcast to any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur.
Short and to the point!
Let's face it. We don't always have an hour to listen to a podcast and sometimes that can see daunting. However, we can usually find 15 minutes to plug into a new episode, which makes Next Action a perfect podcast to listen to!
Brian manages to get a TON of useful information out of his interviewees in such a short amount of time. There's no reason to not tune in!