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Imagine how your life would be transformed if you could get 1% better every day. Every Sunday since 2017, your host Joe Ferraro (@FerraroOnAir) releases a new episode designed to help you improve your mindset, language, and behavior.

The One Percent Better Podcast Joe Ferraro

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 134 Ratings

Imagine how your life would be transformed if you could get 1% better every day. Every Sunday since 2017, your host Joe Ferraro (@FerraroOnAir) releases a new episode designed to help you improve your mindset, language, and behavior.

    Ep. 184: Mitch Joel Collecting Conversations

    Ep. 184: Mitch Joel Collecting Conversations

    My guest today has published 774 podcast episodes. 
    Mitch Joel is a prolific speaker, author, and creator of all things audio. 
    In his own words, Mitch has been "collecting conversations" for decades. His first professional interview was with Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and he has not looked back.
    He's been named to Dr. Marshall Goldsmith's "100 Coaches" list, and has received countless awards in the audio and video space. 
    Today we get into:
    The difference between an interview and a conversation Mitch's conversation preparation process  The tug of war between audio and video content Our mutual love of Montreal How we see crafting and asking questions differently and much more.
    Drop me a note Joe@onepercentbetterproject.com to let me know what you thought of this damn good conversation.
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 

    • 53 min
    Ep. 183: The Jimmy V Test

    Ep. 183: The Jimmy V Test

    Conversations don't have to suck.
    We have been brainwashed by the words and actions of those around us to believe that most conversations must be dull. 
    Bullsh*t.
    The mindset shift I share here could change your life forever. 
    Every time the late Jimmy Valvano took the stage, he inspired us. 
    Today I share one way that his words and life have helped to transform every conversation I have. 
    Take the challenge he left us with and inject it directly into your life. 
    Let me know how it works Joe@onepercentbetterproject.com
    Here are the damn good conversations I mentioned in today's episode if you want to take a spin down memory lane:
    The Full Convo with Tears
    The Full Convo with Laughs
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 

    • 12 min
    Ep. 182: Julie Lythcott-Haims 1% Better Adulting

    Ep. 182: Julie Lythcott-Haims 1% Better Adulting

    The late Jimmy Valvano once asked us to: laugh, cry, and think each day. 
    I have taken that advice to heart and have tried to apply it to conversations. 
    You'll hear all three in this damn good conversation.
    In addition to Julie and I enjoying the heck out of this conversation, we talk about heavy topics like:
    Race relations in the United States Life for young people in the pandemic What it means to be an adult Why Julie calls adulthood "delicious"  and much more. 
    If you enjoy this one, go back and listen to Episode 12 to hear Our 1st Conversation.
    In the meantime, reach out if I can be of help.
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 

    • 55 min
    Ep. 181: Communication-To Polish or not to Polish

    Ep. 181: Communication-To Polish or not to Polish

    Today I share a damn good conversation recorded as part of an ongoing weekly series (Sat. 11am EST).
    Email me to join us live Joe@onepercentbetterproject.com
    This week's excerpt features: 
    Nick Winkelman , Craig Burgess & Bryan Eisenberg
    Three exemplary communicators with drastically different styles. 
    In general, Nick polishes, Craig ships with imperfections, & Bryan believes in being present. 
    Where do you sit?
    In the opening you'll me interviewing Nick, then I open up the mic for the perspective of Craig, Bryan and others.  
    Nick:
    Believes in asking questions not questioning. There's a big difference, he says. Shares a story about the time he asked an NFL prospect, "How does that feel?" after a drill. The athlete responded, "You're the coach, you tell me." Craig: 
    Believes in one-take videos on Twitter. Likes introducing an element of danger in his presentations Favors spontaneity Bryan:
    Believes in knowing your audience and adjusting your style accordingly Coaches clients to be present and responsive  Compares communication to the way athletes perform Obviously, there is overlap and nuance to be had, but wow... what a damn good conversation.
    Reach out if I can be or service.
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 
     
     

    • 45 min
    Ep. 180: Eric Jorgenson 1% Better Leverage

    Ep. 180: Eric Jorgenson 1% Better Leverage

    This week's episode is a damn good conversation with Eric Jorgenson.
    We discuss:
    His one-of-a-kind book Our love of sandwiches What can be done to improve the education system The power of leverage What status games are What makes a great teacher  and more.
    You can find more on Eric's Website
                           &
    Don't forget to let me know what you think about my brand new WEBSITE.
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 179: Evaluating a Damn Good Conversation (Recorded Live)

    Ep. 179: Evaluating a Damn Good Conversation (Recorded Live)

    Damn Good Conversations is LIVE.
    Have a look around our new digital home. 
    So excited to bring it to you!
    Hit me with feedback--> Joe@onepercentbetterproject.com
    Can't wait to connect.
    Jump in HERE so you don't miss the very best resources to help you have damn good conversations in your life and work.
    Today's episode is recording of a live conversation happening every Saturday at 11 am EST over on Clubhouse. Reach out if you want to join us. 
    Here's Charles' blog post on Becoming the Caddy of Conversations.
    Thank you so much for being on the journey.
    Can't wait to hear from you. 
    As always, thanks for listening!
    --Joe 
     

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Marsh Buice ,

A MUST!

Joe is my go-to podcast. As a natural introvert, Joe’s conversations and questions have taught me how to break out of my comfort zone to ask deeper, more thought-provoking questions to truly enjoy the flavors that Life has to offer.

I’ve listened to him so much that when I listen to other podcasts, I’ll say to myself “Joe would go deeper here.” His format is prepared yet unscripted. I can only hope to be 1% as good as Joe Ferraro.

BrianLevenson ,

Tons of Learning

I was fortunate to be on Joe’s pod and was blown away by his preparation, intention, and overall curiosity. Listen to this show and you’ll probably get more than one percent better.

Alan Stein ,

This show makes me 1% better!

Joe is one of my favorite podcasters - he’s thoughtful, intentional, and prepared. The result is solid gold content - all of which is helpful and practical. If you want to get 1% better each day, this podcast is a must listen!

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