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Talking Business Now is for business owners, entrepreneurs and executives who want to explore current business issues, cultivate innovative ideas and discover how cutting-edge businesses achieved success. You'll gain insights you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. On each episode of Talking Business Now, host Kelly Scanlon and her guests deliver the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries—and even creating new ones. You'll also hear from the top business minds in the country, best-selling business authors and nationally recognized business gurus as they deliver practical tools, tips and advice for growing your business.

Talking Business Now is for business owners, entrepreneurs and executives who want to explore current business issues, cultivate innovative ideas and discover how cutting-edge businesses achieved success. You'll gain insights you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. On each episode of Talking Business Now, host Kelly Scanlon and her guests deliver the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries—and even creating new ones. You'll also hear from the top business minds in the country, best-selling business authors and nationally recognized business gurus as they deliver practical tools, tips and advice for growing your business.
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Talking Business Now is for business owners, entrepreneurs and executives who want to explore current business issues, cultivate innovative ideas and discover how cutting-edge businesses achieved success. You'll gain insights you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. On each episode of Talking Business Now, host Kelly Scanlon and her guests deliver the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries—and even creating new ones. You'll also hear from the top business minds in the country, best-selling business authors and nationally recognized business gurus as they deliver practical tools, tips and advice for growing your business.

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English

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913-220-4251


Episodes

What Leaders Today Can Learn From 52 Critical Decisons Made Throughout History

6/14/2019
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In many cases, the solutions to our business challenges can be found if we only ask the right questions. On this episode, Greg Bustin joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what today’s leaders can learn and which questions to ask by studying decisions made throughout history. He’s written a book called How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices. In it, he presents 52 stories featuring pivotal decisions that previous leaders—such as Alfred Nobel, Marie...

Duration:00:23:26

McClure's Pickles: From Family Tradition to National Specialty Brand

6/7/2019
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Bob McClure, co-founder of McClure’s Pickles, joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and what it’s like working in a family business that grew into a nationally recognized brand. McClure's is a specialty pickle brand with raving fans. Bob McClure grew up making pickles, using a recipe from his great grandmother. But he didn’t think the pickle industry was where he’d land as an adult. In fact, he left Michigan to work in New York, an actor. He...

Duration:00:25:36

The Real ROI You Should Be Measuring: Return on Intellect

5/31/2019
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Most experts make the mistake of choosing just one way to deliver their expertise. The result? They never achieve the recognition and revenue they deserve. Think about it. Accountants make money through accounting. Trainers make money from training. Chef’s cook. You get the picture. The secret to becoming a niche leader and having more revenue is to diversify how you deliver what you do. That's the advice of Ronan Leonard, the founder of Eccountability. Also known as The Mastermind Guy,...

Duration:00:20:05

Business Secrets of the Monastic Monks

5/24/2019
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August Turak joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the business lessons he learned from the Trappist monks. Turak was a founding employee of MTV and the A&E Network. Later, he founded software companies that eventually sold to BMC Software for $150 million. He currently runs a not-for-profit called the Self-Knowledge Symposium Foundation. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning author, Turak attributes much of his success to his 20-year stint as a frequent...

Duration:00:40:23

Leading the the Future of Work

4/25/2019
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The speed of change is 10 times faster now than it was a decade ago—and 40% of today's Fortune 500 companies won't exist in 10 years. To stay ahead of that change, there is an urgent need for proactive leaders and entrepreneurs to proactively develop strategies that create the future of work. So says futurist Cheryl Cran, the founder of NextMapping and the author of "NextMapping: Anticipate, Navigate and Create the Future of Work." But don't misunderstand. Although technology is driving...

Duration:00:21:42

Workplace Lessons from Corporate Communications Pros Turned Business Novelists

4/12/2019
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Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss join Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss their journey from corporate communications professionals to business humor novelists. During their tenures with some of the country's largest corporations, Rock and Voss stockpiled insider stories and cautionary tales that have inspired the characters and plot lines of their business novels. Their latest book, Operation Clusterpuck, was released in November 2018. Although their workplace novels are...

Duration:00:25:36

Rising to Power: Why So Many Executives Fail and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

4/5/2019
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Have you ever promoted someone in your organization with stellar performance to a senior position? Or maybe you’ve hired someone who has an outstanding track record in other organizations? And then that person failed – failed BIG TIME – in the new role? Why does this happen in companies all across America every day? My guest on this episode of Talking Business Now is Ron Carucci. Ron has a new book out called "Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives."It’s the result of a...

Duration:00:19:14

No Dumbing Down: Aligning Your Organization for Sustainable Growth

3/29/2019
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Karen Walker, author of "No Dumbing Down: A No-Nonsense Guide for CEOs on Organization Growth," joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how to align the skills and efforts of top management in your company. Karen offers five proven strategies that your senior leaders can capitalize on to create internal processes and strategies that support profitable and sustainable company growth. Karen honed her expertise during the 14 years she worked at Compaq Computer. She joined the...

Duration:00:21:50

The Coaching Effect: The Missing Piece in Leadership

3/22/2019
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Sarah Wirth, co-author of The Coaching Effect, joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the missing piece in leadership: the coaching factor. Wirth is the vice president of client services at EcSell Institute. She has 20 years of experience in employee assessment, leadership development, sales executive coaching and customer service. Using evidence-based findings and numerous examples, Wirth discusses how to get the people you hired to perform at their peak capacity. Tune...

Duration:00:19:35

What an Orchestra Conductor Can Teach Organizations

3/20/2019
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As a business leader, do you ever feel like you're conducting an orchestra? Trying to get all the people and parts moving harmoniously? On this episode of Talking Business Now, Maestro Roger Nierenberg joins host Kelly Scanlon to explore how an organization's culture mirrors the organizational dynamics within an orchestra. Nierenberg is an orchestral conductor, leadership consultant and the author of Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening. He’s also the founder of The Music...

Duration:00:17:33

How Mastering Wit Can Lead to Business Innovations

3/15/2019
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James Geary joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how developing wit is essential to business innovation. Geary is the author of "Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It." According to Geary, wit is more than being able to deliver snappy comebacks. Rather, it is quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. Tune in to discover: ■ The relationship between wit and wisdom. ■ How...

Duration:00:19:50

Building a Looking Forward to Monday Company Culture

3/7/2019
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What if your team looked forward to Mondays instead of Fridays? You may laugh and not be able to imagine that kind of reality. Our guest in this episode of Talking Business Now is Don Rheem. Don insists this type of workplace culture is possible and—already in place—in many organizations today. Don has a new book out called "Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience that Drives High-Performance Cultures." In his book, Don presents the science—yes, the science—of great leadership that offers...

Duration:00:22:53

Leveraging Influencers to Take Your Marketing to New Levels

3/1/2019
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Marketing can be a confusing proposition for many business owners and executives. These days, new platforms and opportunities seem to pop up every week in an already crowded field of “opportunities.” Enter Influencer Marketing. You’ve probably experienced it, but you may not have realized it. And it’s likely your company hasn’t used it. Our guest on this episode of Talking Business Now is Stacy Jones, the CEO of Hollywood Branded, an influencer marketing, branded content and product...

Duration:00:25:10

Developing Your Executive Presence to Get in the Room

2/25/2019
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Why do some people seem to get promoted easily, and why do others always seem to be passed over? Our guest on this episode, Pamela Green, says often it comes down to whether or not you have executive presence. She joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to talk about how to develop executive presence and become a more successful leader. Tune in to discover: ■ What is executive presence and why it's so important for leaders ■ The consequences of not having executive presence ■ The...

Duration:00:22:10

Personal Branding for Everyday Professionals

2/22/2019
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Athlete and celebrity brand expert Frances Reimers joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to talk about creating and protecting an often-overlooked professional asset: our personal brand. Reimers believes your personal brand matters—even if you're not a celebrity. Tune in to discover: ■ Why your personal brand matter if you're in business. ■ The elements of a personal brand. ■ How to develop your own personal brand—it's not a one-size-fits-all proposition. ■ How to "speak your...

Duration:00:19:03

Creating a Non-Stop Sales Boom

2/20/2019
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Best-selling author Colleen Francis joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her most recent book, Nonstop Sales Boom, and offer a strategy for driving consistent sales growth in your company and putting an end to boom-and-bust sales cycles. You'll discover: ■ What causes boom-and-bust sales cycles—and why we tolerate them ■ How to attract the best leads for your sales pipeline ■ Why qualifying an opportunity is the responsibility of both the buyer and the seller ■ Why...

Duration:00:17:58

Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Creating Company Culture—and Winning Customers

1/18/2019
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Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE, joins Talking Business Nowhost Kelly Scanlon to discuss how your business can gain a competitive advantage through storytelling. Williams is the owner of Mikki Williams Unltd. She’s a Hall of Fame Professional speaker, a TEDx speaker, an executive speech coach and a Vistage resource speaker and Master Chair. In this episode of Talking Business Now, Mikki shares these insights with listeners: How to invest employees, customers and stakeholders through story so they...

Duration:00:19:35

The 4 Things That Purpose-Led 21st Century Companies Do Well

1/11/2019
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It’s an understatement to say that we live in a constantly changing world. And now, more than ever, customers expect companies to practice corporate responsibility. On this episode of Talking Business Now,Shannon Adkins joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what it takes to build a purpose-led culture in our companies and to build solutions for lasting change. Adkins is the CEO at Future State, an employee-owned strategic consulting firm focused on supporting change management and operational...

Duration:00:26:10

Tom Hill’s Four Mantras to Life and Business Success

1/8/2019
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On this episode of Talking Business Now,Dr. Tom Hill joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the four mantras he’s embraced to achieve success in all areas of his life. Tune in to discover how Dr. Hill has put these principles to work—and how you can too! We have a moral obligation to become the very best person with our God-given talents.We have a moral obligation to become a positive difference with every person we come in contact with.One idea, well executed, can change your life forever.One...

Duration:00:20:59

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good, with Amanda Brinkman

1/4/2019
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Amanda Brinkman joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Talking Business Now. You may know Brinkman as the co-host of The Small Business Revolution—Main Streetseries with Ty Pennington. What you may not know is that Brinkman herself brings an entrepreneurial attitude—and a belief that all brands can “Do Well By Doing Good”—to all her endeavors. Brinkman, who has had a long career in marketing and advertising, almost didn’t go into the field because she didn’t know how it would fulfill...

Duration:00:24:28