323 episodes

The Jody Maberry Show explores the nature of business.

Jody Maberry is a former Park Ranger who became the happiest podcaster on earth.

With a mix of storytelling, lessons, and occasional guests, Jody gives you a look at the work he does with executives as he helps them build their brand.

The Jody Maberry Show Jody Maberry

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

The Jody Maberry Show explores the nature of business.

Jody Maberry is a former Park Ranger who became the happiest podcaster on earth.

With a mix of storytelling, lessons, and occasional guests, Jody gives you a look at the work he does with executives as he helps them build their brand.

    The Value of Experience and Exposure

    The Value of Experience and Exposure

    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    Bob and Rick Allen return to flip the script and asked me some thought-provoking questions.  Their questions get me to look back on my career path and some memorable podcast moments. We also talk about the importance of diverse life experiences and how they shape our professional journeys.
    Here's a sneak peek:
    The Power of Diverse Experiences: I shared how my eclectic background, from being a financial analyst to a park ranger, has given me unique perspectives and opened doors I never could have imagined.
    Humor and Hiccups: From my dog barking into the microphone to the time I wasn't recording an intense interview about being kidnapped in Africa, every episode has its own unexpected moments.
    Lesson in Authenticity: An insightful tale of a podcast gone wrong illustrates the importance of authenticity in public speaking and interviews.
    Make sure to listen to the full expisode if you are curious and want to learn more about these stories. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Let's keep exploring the value of experience and exposure together!

    • 9 min
    Details Matter and Other Disney Stories

    Details Matter and Other Disney Stories

    "Here, you're allowed to show your passion on your sleeve. When you go in an interview, if you grew up watching Snow White and that made an impression on you, you can say that and it matters."
    Connect with Bob and Rick
    https://zennovationnetwork.com/
    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    Joining me are two very distinguished guests, Rick Allen and Bob Allen. After significant careers with Disneyland and Walt Disney World operations, they bring a treasure trove of fascinating stories. Above all is their message that the magic of Disney isn’t just in the rides but in the relentless attention to detail and a deeply ingrained culture of excellence. 
    There are a number of ways that Disney has intentionally set themselves up as a pillar of excellence. Much in thanks to their commitment to things ranging from  attention to detail to the culture of mentorship and leadership.
    In this episode, Bob and Rick share about:
    Inspirational Influences: Rick and Bob share remarkable stories of key figures like Walt Disney, Dick Nunez, and Dottie Enright, emphasizing the powerful impact of leadership and mentorship. Disney’s Attention to Detail: Discover how Disney's culture of cleanliness and detail, from picking up trash to blockbuster innovations like the "earth berm," shapes unforgettable guest experiences. Behind-the-Scenes Stories: Hear thrilling anecdotes, like the mysterious disappearance of a Disney Vacation Club billboard and a rebellious film crew at Disneyland, showcasing the creative energy and dedication that define Disney. Of Mouse and Men: Learn about Bob and Rick’s upcoming presentation filled with entertaining stories and profound insights on Disney operations. Make sure to take a listen for more on why details matter and other disney stories. By the end you will understand the relentless pursuit, mentorship, and the meticulous attention to detail that makes Disney such a magical experience for everyone.

    • 40 min
    How to Be a Great Interviewer

    How to Be a Great Interviewer

    "If you're a podcaster and you're not curious, you're probably not going to do well."
    Key Moments
    03:32 Balancing authority and influence
    08:48 Curiosity, Understanding, and Respect
    12:59 Keeping Audiences Engaged
    16:26 Writing a Book 
    Connect with James Warda and Theron Skees
    Order the Book - How Does Disney Do That?
    Use the code DISNEYSHIPFREE James Warda
    Theron Skees 
    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    How to Be a Great Interviewer
    The tables have been turned as I welcome back James Warda and Theron Skees, the minds behind "How Does Disney Do That?" This time, they ask me some insightful questions about interviewing skills and podcasting. We hit on a few hot topics during our conversation:
    Curiosity is King: Whether you're hosting a podcast or engaging in any form of storytelling, curiosity drives great conversations. If you're genuinely interested in your guest, it shows—and it leads to more engaging and insightful discussions. Know Your Role: As a podcast host, my primary job is to make my guests shine. By understanding and embracing this role, you can create a space where your guests feel valued and are encouraged to share their best stories and insights. Preparation vs. Spontaneity: While it's crucial to come prepared with questions, it's equally important to stay flexible and listen intently. The best moments often come from following the natural flow of conversation rather than sticking rigidly to a script. We also discussed the perseverance needed to write a book. Kudos to James & Theron for their dedication over 3 years. Between their book, "How Does Disney Do That?", and our conversation you will learn ways you can implement Disney’s strategies to create unforgettable experiences for your customers.
    Make sure to listen to episode 321 for more tips on how to be a great interviewer and some behind-the-scenes stories from my experiences in podcasting.  enhancing your interviewing skills, storytelling, or simply curious about the magic behind captivating conversations, this episode is a must-listen!
     

    • 18 min
    How Does Disney Do That?

    How Does Disney Do That?

     " I felt a childlike wonder and when feel that it connects us. And in this world, especially now, we need to be more connected."
    Key Moments
    02:01 The Impact of Storytelling in Themed Entertainment
    08:31 Building Experiences with Guest Feedback
    12:52 Escapism and The Life of an Imagineer
    20:19 Creating Transformative and Immersive Environments
    26:39 The Essence of Shared Experiences
    29:25 The Power of Storytelling and Experiential Marketing
    Connect with James Warda and Theron Skees
    Order the Book - How Does Disney Do That?
    Use the code DISNEYSHIPFREE James Warda
    Theron Skees 
    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    How Does Disney Do That?
    It is always a pleasure meeting people that can give more insights into the secrets behind those jaw-dropping Disney experiences we all know and love. That is why I couldn't be more appreciative for the conversation with Theron Skees, a former Imagineer, and James Warda, an emotional storyteller and author. They teamed up to co-author a fascinating new book, "How Does Disney Do That," which dives deep into the stories and feelings that connect us to Disney moments. 
    Here are three key takeaways from our conversation that are sure to pique your interest:
    The Power of Emotional Connection: James and Theron emphasize the significance of the emotional ties that guests form with Disney attractions. Understanding these feelings helps make their designs even more impactful. Storytelling as a Tool for Connection: The book is structured as a conversation, featuring stories from fans, designers, and cast members. This not only validates the reader's own experience but also invites them into a larger community of shared emotional journeys. The Role of Feedback and Collaboration: Theron discusses how vital it is for Imagineers to listen to guest feedback and collaborate closely with Disney leadership to create memorable experiences. This principle can be applied to any business that aims to truly understand and meet its customers' needs. This is such a wonderful conversation about storytelling, connection, and making guests feel truly special. Take a listen to episode 320, "How Does Disney Do That?", if you are ready to be transported to the magic of Disney. Make sure  to use the code DISNEYSHIPFREE when you check out after ordering the book at the following link: https://rivershorepress.com/store/how-does-disney-do-that . Along with the book, you'll get a free bookmark.

    • 32 min
    Eight Things I Learned Taking Eight Weeks Off

    Eight Things I Learned Taking Eight Weeks Off

    "Find lessons in everything. Even when you're down for the count for 8 weeks, it's alright. Figure out what you learned during that time and write it down."
    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    Eight Things I Learned Taking Eight Weeks Off
    As you may or may not know, I had to take an 8-week break recently due to a medical issue. During this time, I learned quite a few important lessons that I'd love to share with you. During this episode I share eight things I learned taking eight weeks off and why I believe these lessons can benefit everyone.
    A sneak peek into the 8 lessons I share:
    1. Prioritize What Matters
    2. Cherish Those Who Reach Out
    3. Stay Productive in Different Ways
    4. Adapt to a Fast-Moving World
    5. Systems Can Save You
    6. It's Okay to Share
    7. It's Also Okay to Keep It Private
    8. Find Lessons Everywhere
    In every situation, even difficult ones, there's something to be learned. Take the time to reflect and write them down. Every experience, good or bad, can teach you something and contribute to your personal and professional growth. When you document those lessons, they can become powerful stories and insights later for you and those around you.
    To hear more on each of these lessons, make sure to listen to Episode 319 of the Jody Maberry Show. Thank you for your support and understanding during my time off. I'm looking forward to getting back to our regular schedule and continuing to share more stories and lessons with you all.
     
     

    • 6 min
    Use a Podcast to Write a Book

    Use a Podcast to Write a Book

    "The very act of just having a schedule and having a bucket that you have to fill with something, that forces you to be creative."
    Key Moments
    02:13 Collaboration between podcasters and ghostwriters in publishing.
    06:02 Kent's show "The Daily Writer" offers lessons on writing skills.
    07:24 Turn podcast into book by repurposing existing podcast content.
    12:17 Book outlines are a framework essential for content creation.
    14:45 Two book options:
    Option 1: Big Kahuna book - multiple chapters per section.
    Option 2: Bits and pieces book - short chapters for challenges.
    20:01 Quickly gather feedback from ideal readers, create a 21-day challenge based on their problems, review similar books, and seek feedback on the outline.
    21:09 Get feedback from potential readers for book outline. Don't overthink it.
    24:52 Short, focused episodes make editing easier later.
    29:53 Promote book through podcast.
    33:19 Crafting a book takes time and work, but can be done by yourself or with professional help.
    36:29 Scrivener aids writers in organizing and refining content for books, making the process more manageable.
    38:15 Recognize the value of creating short books, multiple drafts, and use Scrivener for writing.
    Resources
    Kent's website
    https://scrivener.app/ 
    Connect with Jody
    www.jodymaberry.com
    About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry
    Use a Podcast to Write a Book
    Kent Sanders is a a writer and professor that helps artists and writers fulfill their creative calling. Recently we combined our talents and collaborated on a webinar to teach others how to use podcasts for book writing. During this episode we talk about this method of creating a book outline and using it as a blueprint for podcast episodes. This episodes can then be transformed into the written work you always dreamed of. 
    Key takeaways from our conversation:
    Podcast Consistency: Kent shares the power of showing up regularly on a podcast, and how you can use daily episodes to build content for a book. Commitment over perfection is key.  Crafting Your Outline: Develop a solid book outline before diving into podcast episodes. Utilizing strategies for outlining will transform your content creation process and be your roadmap to success.  Podcast Forward Approach: Discover the benefits of aligning your podcast content with your book project and maximizing your efforts. Find a method that works best for you to  convert your podcast episodes into book material. This episode is a must listen for aspiring writers and podcasters looking for more ways to share their message. One of the reasons Kent and I did this webinar was to see what people thought of this idea. So let me know what you think. Was this a good idea? Or do if you don't think this is good, let me know. If you think it is great, let me know. That'll help out as we look at more ways to create books and podcasts. 
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Landolakes25 ,

Fantastic energy

This show is like sitting down with a real good buddy, and when you get up to go. You’re hit with the feeling of, I’m so glad I came over to hang out.

Bona and Team Capsho ,

A great listen!

Jody's insights are both thoughtful and relatable, making complex topics feel approachable. Listening in feels like gleaning wisdom from a seasoned friend.

From Bona and Team Capsho

MsKC2007 ,

Great mix of reflective insights and high impact guests.

Episodes offer such diverse content and in a way that keeps you curious as to what is next! Some episodes you have Jody sharing his own lessons with actionable items, then others he welcomes incredible guests. He may be an OG of podcasting, but his show continues to provide fresh, valuable content.

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