7 episodes

The Think Tank is a Podcast and YouTube Show hosted by Brandon Akira (VP of Marketing & Business Development / CMO) of multi-practice medical group specializing in pediatric dentistry, Tebo Dental, based out of Atlanta, GA. The show will dive into new takes on life and the responsibilities of career-minded professionals of today, all while managing one's self on both personal and professional levels.

Also heavy in discussion will be talks of digital marketing, advertising, brand-building for business, and using social media as a means for communicating to our ever-evolving society.

The Think Tank Podcast Brandon Akira

    • Business
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

The Think Tank is a Podcast and YouTube Show hosted by Brandon Akira (VP of Marketing & Business Development / CMO) of multi-practice medical group specializing in pediatric dentistry, Tebo Dental, based out of Atlanta, GA. The show will dive into new takes on life and the responsibilities of career-minded professionals of today, all while managing one's self on both personal and professional levels.

Also heavy in discussion will be talks of digital marketing, advertising, brand-building for business, and using social media as a means for communicating to our ever-evolving society.

    A Keynote, Pt 1: The Power of Gratitude | Keeping Healthy Perspective No Matter What Happens - Tebo Dental Companywide Meeting

    A Keynote, Pt 1: The Power of Gratitude | Keeping Healthy Perspective No Matter What Happens - Tebo Dental Companywide Meeting

    What's up guys, it's Brandon Akira, VP of Marketing & Business Development at Tebo Dental here. I thought that during these unsettling times, it'd be a good idea to help us realize the incredible opportunity we have to take a step back, appreciate what we have, and dedicate some time to recalibrate— finding new ways to self improve and enhance our lives. This episode is an excerpt from Tebo Dental's Annual Companywide Meeting, where I delivered the opening keynote to 120+ of our employees that staff our 6 practice locations across Atlanta. With everything going on right now, I couldn't think of a better time to maintain a strong mindset through the power of rooting ourselves in gratitude. Hope this helps offer some needed perspective right now, and I hope everyone remains safe and healthy during this time.  Cheers! -B.

    • 14 min
    On The Record: How To Stay Positive (in 2 Minutes or Less)

    On The Record: How To Stay Positive (in 2 Minutes or Less)

    What's up friends, we all have days where we find it harder than others to stay optimistic when things get tough or are beyond our control. So, we thought it'd be cool to give you a little perspective on how to stay positive no matter what comes your way. Hope this is something that inspires and helps you today when you need it most! Cheers, B

    • 2 min
    Social Media + Recruiting: Why Your Employees Are So Important To Your Business's Online Presence | Glassdoor + LinkedIn + Facebook & More Explored for the Career-Minded in 2020

    Social Media + Recruiting: Why Your Employees Are So Important To Your Business's Online Presence | Glassdoor + LinkedIn + Facebook & More Explored for the Career-Minded in 2020

    What's up guys! It's been a longtime coming, but after a hiatus, The Think Tank is back, exploring what we hope will provide some great value for businesses of all sizes looking to scale in 2020. Employee retention is so important in any business, so this close look with my team as we meet to discuss the direction of social media, recruiting and more in 2020 is something I hope you all will really enjoy. So much is changing in the landscape of digital, and new apps and platforms are becoming obsolete just as soon as people are catching on to how valuable they are.

    But make no mistake! I believe that the #1 most important thing is how you treat your customers and employees. No business is perfect, and the way to earn trust is to always do your best by them. We also take a look at Facebook and new features they're deploying that are MUST-HAVES for social media engagement, presence-management on employee engagement & recruiting powerhouse, Glassdoor, and why every serious professional needs to treat LinkedIn like an online resume. 

    Hope you find some great value in this episode... and PS— it feels so good to be BACK, friends.

    -B.Akira

    • 25 min
    How I Grew My Instagram To 50K Followers | Why Work Ethic & Authenticity Are Key If You're Going To Win with Kevin-Tan Perkins

    How I Grew My Instagram To 50K Followers | Why Work Ethic & Authenticity Are Key If You're Going To Win with Kevin-Tan Perkins

    For our 4th episode, we sat down with pro tennis player and actor (Sleepy Hollow, HGTV), Kevin Tan-Perkins, to talk about why a strong work ethic and being true to yourself is so critical to winning in one's career. We also talked about the value of having personal relationships with people that support your professional goals. And over time, "Kev" has amassed over 50K Followers on IG so he gave us some great insight on how to build a following from scratch, and more importantly, what type of mentality to maintain as you become more popular on social. Last but not least, in the spirit of fitness (since Ryan, Kev, and myself are all highly active athletics), our friends over at Kill Cliff sent us their new all-natural energy drink, “Ignite,” so we figured we’d give it a go on-air. All the flavors were awesome, and KC definitely got us IGNITED!

    For more on Kev, check him out on IG: @Kevotano

    • 34 min
    Why Every Business Needs A Great Company Culture | The Importance of Having Self-Awareness & Tenure with Samentha Carpenter of Lululemon

    Why Every Business Needs A Great Company Culture | The Importance of Having Self-Awareness & Tenure with Samentha Carpenter of Lululemon

    On our next episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Samentha Carpenter of world-renown athletic apparel brand, Lululemon. With over a decade of experience in the finance industry prior to joining Lululemon, Sam had some amazing insights to offer on how self-awareness is a fundamental key to surpassing any goal. We also discussed how understanding how companies value tenure can give any motivated professional a competitive edge in their career. We really dug into what company culture means, why every company needs to have a strong one, and how Lululemon is redefining the workforce landscape with their core ethics that puts the well-being of their employees and the satisfaction of their customers as their #1 priority.

    We were blown away by the revelations shared in this podcast, and we can't wait for you to dig in and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy!

    For more on Sam, check her out on Instagram: @SamenthaCarpenter

    • 32 min
    Finding Success with Special Guest Denise Ko

    Finding Success with Special Guest Denise Ko

    For our 2nd episode, we dive headfirst into a topic that we get asked most often about: Finding Success. We talk about what it takes to realize personal and professional success, recognizing distractions and how to avoid them, the power of routine, finding balance, and much more. We also gain some great perspective from budding entrepreneur Denise Ko, whose recent venture into photography has led her down a path of pursuing her dreams and finding success in her own life. We hope you enjoy this fire episode as much as we did!

    For more on Denise and her amazing photography work, check her out on Instagram: @DeniseKowal.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

maho517 ,

10/10 would recommend!

Love the positivity and creative thinking this guy puts out!

Super Deen ,

Great AM Podcast

Fabulous way to start your morning! These guys are informative, insightful , and hysterical. The guests are All Stars. The Theme Music is well put together. I highly reccomend this to everyone!

Yogarian Humanitarian ,

INSPIRATIONAL - MOTIVATING!

I can feel the passion in these episodes, and I can’t wait for more! Thank you for having the courage and drive to start this podcast. It’s going to be a game changer! I am inspired and motived from listening, and I know others will be too! This is just the beginning of an epic journey of giving back, learning, growing, and applying these wisdom nuggets to our every day so we can continuously work on becoming the best version of ourselves. Keep up the great work! ;)

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