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Amplify with Jess Ekstrom

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Amplify is a brand new podcast by Jess Ekstrom, who's on her mission to uplift women's voices. Tune in every Monday and Wednesday for amazing insights, stories, and takeaways from Jess and her special guests. Learn how to put your personal or professional goals into practice and truly "amplify" yourself!

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United States

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Amplify is a brand new podcast by Jess Ekstrom, who's on her mission to uplift women's voices. Tune in every Monday and Wednesday for amazing insights, stories, and takeaways from Jess and her special guests. Learn how to put your personal or professional goals into practice and truly "amplify" yourself!

Language:

English


Episodes
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How Doing the Thing I Was Most Scared of Actually Helped Me

7/15/2024
Sometimes, beating anxiety means stepping out of your comfort zone, and Jess has shared a personal experience of how she dealt with her own postpartum anxiety by signing up for a local stand-up comedy class. ---- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:04:05

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Leaving the Corporate Gig for a Speaking Career, with Mic Drop Alum Corrie LoGuidice

7/10/2024
When Corrie LoGuidice was juggling a high stress career as a Senior Vice President while being a single parent, she knew it was time for a change. She saw an ad for Mic Drop Workshop, and decided to sign up. Shortly after, she was on the TEDx stage. Today, Corrie talks about her Mic Drop experience and what she's accomplished since jumping off the corporate ladder. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:24:42

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What Does Your Childhood Dream Say About You Today?

7/8/2024
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Maybe you’re doing something close to what you wanted to do as a kid, or maybe you’re on a different planet than what you’d initially vision-boarded in the cafeteria with your milk carton dunking your dinosaur nuggets. Still, either way, your answer is telling. Why? Tune in to find out! Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:10:27

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The Love-Hate Relationship of Feedback and Collecting it from the Stage with Talkadot's Arel Moodie

7/3/2024
Feedback and email capture are essential for speaker success, but they can also feel a bit self-serving. So, how can we collect these things effectively without the ickiness? Today, Jess is joined by Arel Moodie, who is revolutionizing the speaking industry with Talkadot, a tool for quickly getting feedback from the audience, collecting testimonials, and capturing people in the audience who want to book you to speak again. Learn how a platform like Talkadot can simplify building a speaking brand to get more paid gigs. (00:00:33) Enhancing Speaker Credibility with Talkadot Feedback (00:02:10) Data-Driven Feedback Gathering Tool: Talkadot (00:02:48) Enhancing Speaker Pricing with Data-Driven Insights (00:09:24) Empowering Speakers through Automated Lead Generation Technology (00:15:13) Evolving into a lighthouse speaker mindset (00:18:41) Building Community Through Email Engagement (00:22:56) Enhancing Presentation Impact through Talkadot (00:28:45) Leveraging Data Analytics for Speaker Success --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:30:38

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Why We Should Bring Boredom Back

7/1/2024
Do you remember the last time you were bored? Like, truly bored? Nothing to read, nothing to scroll, nothing to listen to but your own thoughts. Sounds scary right? Except maybe boredom is the key to unlocking the next big idea. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:04:20

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How to Step Into Your Potential, with Disney Animator Saul Blinkoff

6/26/2024
"Every time we see somebody accomplish anything, it should always be a reminder to us that we can accomplish anything." - Saul Blinkoff Saul has turned his dreams into reality. He's worked at some of the biggest names in the animation industry, including Disney Studios, MTV, ABC, Netflix, Mattel, and DreamWorks. But that's not all. He's also a life coach, a speaker, and a podcaster, helping others unlock their limitless potential. Today, we learn his story of the power to dream and gain self-belief despite setbacks and adversity. (00:00:01) Fulfillment Through Creating Positive Impacts (00:03:10) "From Childhood Dream to Disney Animator Success" (00:07:54) Embracing Self-Belief for Craft Mastery (00:12:41) "Embracing Challenges for Personal Fulfillment" (00:16:27) The Power of Perseverance Through Failure (00:18:55) Feedback-driven Mentorship for Personal and Professional Growth (00:26:40) "Authentic Connection for Lasting Impact" --- Saul Blinkoff is a global keynote speaker, animator, director, and host of the Life of Awesome Podcast. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:34:35

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Before you Change your Circumstance, Change your Mindset

6/24/2024
When Jess worked at Disney World, she saw the same two custodians every day—one who despised the job and the other who loved every minute of it. She wondered what separated the two in how they liked their jobs. A Yale study might hold the answer and help transform her mindset. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:06:01

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How to GET YOUR TIME BACK, with Systems Expert Kate Rosenow

6/19/2024
Is balancing a successful business with family life, self-care, friends, and sleep achievable? Our guest, Kate Rosenow, is a business systems strategist and the owner of "Work Well with Kate." She's an expert in helping service-based business owners scale without overwhelming (and understands this challenge firsthand as a mother!). She advocates for robust systems and clear boundaries in work and personal life, emphasizing planning, coordination, and reclaiming personal time. Kate's holistic approach encourages mothers to prioritize happiness while pursuing business goals. Who knows? Maybe it's possible to have it all without getting too stressed. --- Kate Rosenow works with service-based business owners to implement the right systems and operations so they can scale their business and create consistent income without working crazy hours. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:29:44

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When You're in the Thick of It, Listen to This

6/17/2024
When Jess took her daughter Ellie on her first flight, she survived two meltdowns—and only one of them was from Ellie. As they walked up and down the plane aisle, trying to soothe each other (along with some passengers giving her side eye), Jess realized that she had changed her thoughts about other people's perspectives. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:04:29

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Motherhood, Speaking and Much More with Shark Tank Alum Megan Reilly

6/12/2024
How do you juggle being an entrepreneur, mom, and keynote speaker? Meet Megan Reilly, the founder behind Tippi Toes's children's dance company, who was featured on a little-known show called Shark Tank. (You may have heard of it.) She and Jess discuss balancing motherhood with career aspirations and embracing both simultaneously. --- Megan Reilly is a keynote speaker, COO of Tippi Toes, and host of the Who is Your Momma? Podcast. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:33:44

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Escaping the 'What's Next' Trap: Embracing Contentment in the Present

6/10/2024
A major hurdle we face as achievers is the "Wanting Mind." This mindset is consistently dissatisfied, hindering our ability to remain present. Instead of enjoying the journey, we're constantly seeking the next destination, like a child repeatedly asking, "Are we there yet?" Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:05:27

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How to Crack LinkedIn to Work for You, with LinkedIn Expert Melanie Borden

6/5/2024
As the VP of a marketing agency in 2019, Melanie Borden had zero digital footprint. But she decided it was time to step it up, and today, as we publish this episode, she has over 181,000 followers on LinkedIn! How did she do it? And how can you step up your LinkedIn presence to increase demand for your speaking? Let's find out! --- Melanie Borden is the Founder and CEO of The Borden Group, which transforms businesses and executives on LinkedIn by increasing their reach, impact, and brand marketing effectiveness, turning their personal brands into a powerful channel for achieving growth and fulfilling their mission. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:27:45

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A Life-Changing Lesson About Our Thoughts

6/3/2024
Jess has a personal Aesop tale that shifted her views on positive and negative thoughts, luck, and she's sharing the story today to explain how it transformed her Zen energy. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:10:27

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Nervous Energy and Practicing Flubs with international speaker Lindsay Boccardo

5/29/2024
Lindsay Boccardo is no stranger to making mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes she made was walking down the aisle to marry a man while trying to convince herself she wasn't gay! However, once she became comfortable with her authentic self, she made a career out of speaking and training organizations on how to support their team members to be themselves. Today, Lindsay talks about mistakes, bringing your full self to the stage, and how to practice the inevitable flubs - because they will happen! --- Lindsay Boccardo is a keynote speaker who works with organizations who are ready to maximize the talent of multiple generations in their workforce. She's also the creator of the Dynamic Delivery Course inside Mic Drop Workshop. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:35:20

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Try This Tip to Start Teaching Value to Others

5/27/2024
One of the lessons the Mic Drop Workshop team teaches is Moment to Meaning. If you can look at your day like a film strip and place your finger on a moment—big or small—what would the greater meaning of that moment be? Today, Jess unpacks Moment to Meaning and shares how it applies to becoming a more powerful, more memorable speaker. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:04:55

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Quieting Your Inner Critic, with Neuropsychotherapist Britt Frank

5/22/2024
Where does that inner critic of yours pop up from, and how can we handle it? Jess is joined by Britt Frank, a clinician, trauma specialist, and author of The Science of Stuck. Learn tips Britt has on calming nerves, changing self-talk, and staying true to yourself in creative endeavors. --- Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP is a human behavior expert, licensed neuropsychotherapist and author of The Science of Stuck. --- Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:28:45

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Learn These Two Words to Ditch Overthinking and Start Creating

5/20/2024
A few years ago, Jess was on a retreat for "high-achievement women." Everyone was in their 20s-40s, except for a woman who was probably in her mid-70s. When Jess struck up a conversation with her, she asked if she got uncomfortable standing out at events like this. And the two words the woman taught her completely changed Jess's perspective on overthinking and creativity. Rate Amplify on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Jess Ekstrom. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:06:13

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How to Change Your Life with Top-Rated Speaker Cassandra Worthy

5/15/2024
Do you need a change in your life? Maybe you're stuck in a corporate gig, and while you love the consistent paydays and health insurance, you also feel like there’s so much more to your professional legacy. Founder and CEO of Change Enthusiasm Global, Cassandra Worthy, needed that change. She was a chemical engineer 15 years into her career at Procter and Gamble and thought she would retire there, but a voice inside told her there was more out there. --- Cassandra Worthy is founder and CEO of Change Enthusiasm Global, a boutique consulting firm with clients that include several Fortune 500 companies, and the author of Change Enthusiasm: How to Harness the Power of Emotion for Leadership and Success. --- Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:27:46

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Postpartum Depression Sucked, But Here's What It Taught Me

5/13/2024
Today, Jess opens up about her personal journey with postpartum depression and anxiety. That period sucked, but she learned some valuable lessons on motherhood and emerged with a completely different attitude about embracing a new period of your life. Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:12:20

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Embrace Your One-of-a-Kind Mind with the Viral Kim and Penn Holderness

5/8/2024
On YouTube, you've probably seen today's guests, Kim and Penn Holderness. Their family videos have been consistently hilarious, starting with their rise to fame with Christmas Jammies 10 years ago. They just released a new book, ADHD is Awesome, and are here to share their perspectives on the challenges and superpowers of Penn's ADHD. Listen and see how ADHD helps them with speaking prep instead of hindering it. --- Amplify with Jess is produced by Earfluence, and brought to you by Mic Drop Workshop.

Duration:00:38:46