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Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders

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We're Making Conversations Count each week thanks to our honest, relatable conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs. The "Making Conversations Count" podcast features fascinating people from the world of business who reflect on career-defining and life-changing conversations. They share one of their own conversations that became the turning point for them, in the hope that it could help and inspire YOU! Some people call it their 'pivotal moment'. We call it those conversations that 'count'. It can be invaluable for an aspiring entrepreneur or business person to hear the journey of industry professionals. It can help shape their own path to success. When we realise the challenges we face are all similar, we can learn from these conversations. Host Wendy Harris is a highly experienced telemarketing trainer and loves conversations. As a business leader and owner herself, working in the conversations space, Wendy's passionate about everything to do with conversations. Wendy understands the value of sharing these conversations with a goal of encouraging others to build valuable relationships. Click the play button, and listen in on one of the many conversations that transcend topics like mental health, stress, parenting and money. One of these conversations just might change your life. Your host, Wendy Harris is founder of WAG Associates, who has become an expert in her field of opening conversations in business and is the best selling author of "Making Conversations Count", available at Amazon! Feel free to reach out on all the social media platforms via https://linktr.ee/wagassociates

We're Making Conversations Count each week thanks to our honest, relatable conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs. The "Making Conversations Count" podcast features fascinating people from the world of business who reflect on career-defining and life-changing conversations. They share one of their own conversations that became the turning point for them, in the hope that it could help and inspire YOU! Some people call it their 'pivotal moment'. We call it those conversations that 'count'. It can be invaluable for an aspiring entrepreneur or business person to hear the journey of industry professionals. It can help shape their own path to success. When we realise the challenges we face are all similar, we can learn from these conversations. Host Wendy Harris is a highly experienced telemarketing trainer and loves conversations. As a business leader and owner herself, working in the conversations space, Wendy's passionate about everything to do with conversations. Wendy understands the value of sharing these conversations with a goal of encouraging others to build valuable relationships. Click the play button, and listen in on one of the many conversations that transcend topics like mental health, stress, parenting and money. One of these conversations just might change your life. Your host, Wendy Harris is founder of WAG Associates, who has become an expert in her field of opening conversations in business and is the best selling author of "Making Conversations Count", available at Amazon! Feel free to reach out on all the social media platforms via https://linktr.ee/wagassociates

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United Kingdom

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We're Making Conversations Count each week thanks to our honest, relatable conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs. The "Making Conversations Count" podcast features fascinating people from the world of business who reflect on career-defining and life-changing conversations. They share one of their own conversations that became the turning point for them, in the hope that it could help and inspire YOU! Some people call it their 'pivotal moment'. We call it those conversations that 'count'. It can be invaluable for an aspiring entrepreneur or business person to hear the journey of industry professionals. It can help shape their own path to success. When we realise the challenges we face are all similar, we can learn from these conversations. Host Wendy Harris is a highly experienced telemarketing trainer and loves conversations. As a business leader and owner herself, working in the conversations space, Wendy's passionate about everything to do with conversations. Wendy understands the value of sharing these conversations with a goal of encouraging others to build valuable relationships. Click the play button, and listen in on one of the many conversations that transcend topics like mental health, stress, parenting and money. One of these conversations just might change your life. Your host, Wendy Harris is founder of WAG Associates, who has become an expert in her field of opening conversations in business and is the best selling author of "Making Conversations Count", available at Amazon! Feel free to reach out on all the social media platforms via https://linktr.ee/wagassociates

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@wagassoc

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English


Episodes

059: The ingredients for a successful business using a chocolate base. We're Making Conversations about young entrepreneurs Count!

12/1/2021
The ingredients for a successful business using a chocolate base We're Making Conversations about young entrepreneurs Count! With Louis Barnett. "There are two categories of people that are involved in sustainability: those that really care or those that want to be seen to care....." Louis Barnett, Making Conversations Count (December 2021) Choclopreneur Louis Barnett founder of Chokolit - and developer of the "Chocolate Box Methodology" in business has a very different approach thanks...

Duration:00:35:29

058: Mental wealth, and grafting hard to ask better questions of ourselves. We're Making Conversations about mental wealth Count!

11/24/2021
Making Conversations about mental wealth Count! How fit for purpose are YOU? Have you made the necessary transitions to preserve your mental wealth? "Asking for help is NOT a weakness. We cannot do this thing called life, in isolation, on our own...." Mke Pagan, Making Conversations Count (November 2021) Transitioning In this episode of the Making Conversations Count podcast, Mike Pagan - author of "Stop Faffing About" - talks to us all about the importance of investing in the necessary...

Duration:00:31:28

057: Giving resilience its real meaning - finding the positives in 'hell'. We're Making Conversations about resilience Count!

11/17/2021
Giving resilience its real meaning - finding the positives in 'hell'. In this powerful episode of "Making Conversations Count" we're talking about what is the real meaning of the word 'resilience'. "Despite the disabilities, the life-changing injuries, et cetera... it's still one of the best things ever to happen to me in my life because of the difference I've been able make to others...." Roger Cheetham, Making Conversations Count (November 2021) Surviving the unsurvivable As an...

Duration:00:31:57

056: Why you should be using video for your business marketing! Making Conversations about video Count

11/10/2021
Why you should be using video for your business marketing - Making Conversations about video Count! This episode of "Making Conversations Count" is all about the importance of using video in your inbound marketing. "People ignore emails. People don't pick up the phone. ..." (Hear Simon's solution for this at 23 minutes into the episode) - Simon Banks, Making Conversations Count (November 2021) There's a video! And THERE'S a video! And a video. And a video.... Actually, no, there's...

Duration:00:46:07

055: How to retire early, how to read a book every day, and how to set your goals with formulas and 'Richuals'. Making Conversations about taking action Count

11/4/2021
Making Conversations About Taking Action Count! It's lights, camera, ActionCOACH! "Ultimately, when you wanna leave a legacy, you've got to look at three main aspects..." (Hear what they are at 14 minutes into the episode) - Brad Sugars, Making Conversations Count (November 2021) It's quite common knowledge that business owners often make business mistakes. Sometimes they're very obvious and other times they're easy-to-miss business mistakes. One such business mistake that's...

Duration:00:40:47

054: Find out how to maximise your reach on social media and stop scrolling | Making Conversations about social media scrolling Count!

10/27/2021
Making Conversations About Social Media Scrolling Count! "It's the willingness to take constructive criticism..." - Rob Illidge, Making Conversations Count (October 2021) "We don't deliver social - we define it." This was the brand message that Rob Illidge was pushing out that led to Wendy Harris - the conversation Queen - wanting to have him on this podcast. As a highly experienced telemarketing trainer and expert in using conversations for sales, Wendy is only too aware of the power...

Duration:00:39:46

053: How to improve your sales processes and business conversations - Making Conversations about processes Count.

10/20/2021
Making Conversations About Processes Count! "Processes help us scale..." - Jon Ferrara, Making Conversations Count (October 2021) How are you building your brand? Hopefully you're using conversations? I mean, we all have business conversations but where do you keep track of them? You're probably having conversations across email, social and even through Google, using either Google My Business or your website. There's only so many our own brains can store before it gets...

Duration:00:48:21

052: Investing with your head not your heart - Making Conversations about investing Count!

10/13/2021
Making Conversations About Investing Count! In this episode investment expert Andrew Stotz - who's just "the worst" (not really, you'll have to listen to find out what we did there!) - has a conversation that counts with Wendy all about the financials in business. We learn all about how investing with your head instead of your heart is beneficial. Andrew explains how important it is to think carefully about employee incentive schemes, and KPIs - or key performance indicators. And he...

Duration:00:28:06

051: Are You Engineering Your Marketing Or Just Wasting Money On It? How to figure out your marketing so it works (and why it might not be!)

10/6/2021
Making Conversations About Engineering Count! "Your marketing needs to reduce the perceived risk at every stage of their buying decision...' - Ros Conkie, Making Conversations Count, October 2021. Marketing strategies are always changing, and new distracting tools are always surfacing to distract us! With marketing always evolving it's important to always revisit your own marketing strategies and tactics to match your marketing goals. To many of us, when we think of marketing...

Duration:00:36:05

050 Get your team laughing all the way to the bank! A 'laughter Yogi' talks us through the value of encouraging laughter in everyday life and business!

9/29/2021
Making Conversations About Laughter Count! Listen to the end of the episode for Pete's extra special birthday offer You'll need to email Wendy with the code! "By having a laughter session you can actually zone out for ten or fifteen minutes...' - Pete Cann, Making Conversations Count (special birthday episode), September 2021. Reasons to be cheerful, part two! In this episode of the "Making Conversations Count" podcast, it's host Wendy Harris' birthday! It's been a big year for...

Duration:00:25:39

049: The secret to controlling your energy and how to seize the day! We're making conversations about motivation count!

9/22/2021
Making Conversations About Motivation Count! Larry's free motivating success tips available in the show notes. Scroll down to grab it! "What you put out there is generally what you receive so if you're a negative nancy.... it's kinda like Sweet Georgia Brown - 'ain't nobody got time for that!'..." - Larry Long Jr, Making Conversations Count, September 2021. Imagine you are the most knowledgeable person in the world when it comes to motivation. You have motivation to spare,...

Duration:00:33:13

048 How to network in 2021! We're making conversations about networking count!

9/15/2021
Making Conversations About Networking Count! "We don't pass business cards at our meetings, we don't allow it. But business is constantly happening because people like each other..." - Joe Chatham, Making Conversations Count, September 2021. If there's one thing we've all had to learn to do in the past year, it's how to overcome that awkwardness while networking over a screen. It's not as easy as some might think, to build a reputation with relationship marketing. Yet, if anyone can...

Duration:00:31:46

047 Should you avoid using too much jargon in your business conversations? We're making conversations about jargon count!

9/8/2021
Making Conversations About Jargon Count! "If I'm trying to explain that, then it's up to me to try and explain it in as simplistic a language as possible..." - Ann Page, Making Conversations Count, September 2021. When you're making conversations with your customers, are you doing so using jargon they're probably not going to understand? Most of us are probably guilty of assuming our customers know what we're talking about when we use acronyms. After all, they must have done their...

Duration:00:26:28

046 Adding the human to a digital sales world! Social selling is more than just selling via social media! We're making conversations about social selling count!

9/2/2021
Making Conversations About Social Selling Count "You need to know who you're speaking to...so much has changed in terms of the customer journey..." - Sudhir Kumar, Making Conversations Count, September 2021. When you think about the term social selling, you'd be forgiven for thinking, "oh, that thing people do on Linkedin." This episode's guest puts forward a valid argument for thinking beyond the obligatory posts on social media. In this episode Wendy talks with Sudhir Kumar who is...

Duration:00:28:41

045 How do you get attention and stop the scroll? A good question. Let's ask the masters of marketing! We're making conversations about advertising count!

8/25/2021
Making Conversations About advertising Count "We in the past have made the mistake of not having those conversations to really understand what the customer wants..." - Dan Knowlton, Making Conversations Count, August 2021. If you've been anywhere near Linkedin in the past year, you'll no doubt have seen the fun content that Dan Knowlton has been responsible for. Dan's also a massive star on Twitter. Have you seen the funny duo who have worn wigs and parodied classic ads such as the...

Duration:00:30:45

044 Your ego has read all the same books. We're making conversations about ego count

8/18/2021
Making Conversations About ego Count "It's more our understanding of what's going on, than trying to fight it, or bypass it." - Rob Begg, Making Conversations Count, August 2021. Admit it, you've said, "I'm not good enough", more than once right? Self-belief is one of our biggest challenges in business, and you can read more about it in Wendy's best selling book, which you can order here. It can take many guises -imposter syndrome... self limiting beliefs. Whatever it sounds like in...

Duration:00:24:15

043 Toxic relationships aren't just endured by teenagers. We're making conversations about relationships count!

8/11/2021
Making Conversations About relationships Count There's nothing quite as exciting as having a conversation with a TEDx speaker! And this episode features a really impactful one! Have you heard of 'elegant assertiveness'? It can be taught to help break free from toxic relationships. In this episode, 'life liberator' Ruth Driscoll speaks about how using a dialogue framework can build confidence and start to erode the controlling behaviour we may find ourselves falling foul of. There's also...

Duration:00:30:27

042 Sell me this pen. But not by cold DM. We're making conversations about social selling on Linkedin the CORRECT way count!

8/4/2021
Making conversations about social selling count! Are you on Linkedin? We're guessing you've probably had at least one person send you a DM out of the blue, trying to sell you something. It's really common, even though it's well known that sending a cold pitch DM doesn't work with the majority of people. In this episode, 'Conversations Queen' Wendy Harris is joined by her 'Twin' from the USA, Brynne Tillman, who got our Wendywoo's attention with her strapline: "converting connections...

Duration:00:29:12

041 Look into my eyes! From working men's clubs to the world stage - author and hypnotist shares one of the many conversations that counted for him

7/28/2021
Making conversations about hypnosis count! Look into my eyes! You will feel very sleepy! You guessed it, we're having one of our many conversations that count with hypnosis star Jonathan Chase. Our conversations Queen Wendy Harris really enjoyed this conversation. Jonathan's not your typical podcast interview guest. He shares with us his journey starting out in the working men's clubs with his stage act. He talks about how he identified a reality where he could use his skills to help...

Duration:00:49:47

040 Do you remember your favourite teacher? The troll-slayer is with us making conversations about vocation count!

7/21/2021
Making conversations about pricing count! "We remember our favourite teacher, and we remember the one we absolutely hated. But the middle ones were just 'there'!"- Stella Da Silva, Making Conversations Count, July 2021. We can all conjure up in our minds the teacher who made a difference for us at school. They were our best friend. They encouraged us. But ultimately we had the utmost respect for them. When we are inspired we are driven to always do better and that's exactly what our...

Duration:00:26:36