Jun

22

TEE 076: Trust Your Instincts with James Slotten

James Slotten

Do you listen to the voice inside? How has your instincts helped you fulfill your goals? In episode 76 of The Executive Edge podcast Jamie Slotten share’s how he has achieved his goals by trusting his instincts.

James Slotten has over 25 years of experience in integrated marketing communications including positioning, brand and marketing communications, primary and secondary research, content development, direct response and digital marketing in corporate and agency environments. “Jamie” has worked with a wide range of consumer, business-to-business, technology, and health care clients including Nestle Beverages, McDonald’s (Youth Marketing Group), Scholastic Book Clubs, Wilson Golf, American Medical Association Insurance, CIBA-Vision, Ameritech, BellSouth Mobility, Internet Security Services, CDW, Women’s Foodservice Forum and Wellcentive.

He is also former Director, Marketing Communications for EarthLink.

In addition, Jamie facilitated presentation skills training in the United States, the UK and Canada following his graduation from Northwestern University with an MA in Communication Studies. He earned his BA in English and History from St. Olaf College.

A Chicago native, Jamie and his wife Debbie live on St. Simons Island with their two dogs, Scout and Hawkeye.

Highlights from this episode:
- Being versatile
- Preparing for the worst-case scenario
- Ability to control your destiny
- How to handle your weaknesses
- Leadership hard knocks
- Understanding what your good at and what you’re not
- Your career or business is usually not a straight line
- Getting feedback from your customers
- Understanding what drives your customer’s needs
- Networking is not a one-way street
- Do what you do well
- Do what you say you are going to do

Tips:
1. Get your plan on paper
2. Focus and execute
3. Identify and understand your audience
4. Be a strong team player
5. Offer to help others
6. Trust your instincts

To connect with Jamie, send him an email at jslotten@gmail.com.

Confidence comes when you trust your instincts and then act. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

10

TEE 066: Big Mindset with Donald Kelly

Donald Kelly

Have you ever had a dream you thought was impossible? What mindset do you need to make that dream a reality? Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist shares how having a vision is one of the steps to do big things on episode 66 of the Executive Edge podcast.

Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast, “The Sales Evangelist”. He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He’s a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

Some of the highlights from this episode:
- Being personable and approachable
- Positive mindset
- Effective processes = positive results
- How a little idea turned into a business
- How to keep going when you are tired
- How not to quit
- Where to market your business
- Keep a big focus
- Master the details
- Focus on the most important now
- Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur while working for someone else
- Laying out a detail plan

Tips:
1. Know your “why”
2. Know your ideal customer
3. Have a vision

You can connect with and follow Donald Kelly @ www.TheSalesEvangelist.com.

Little things determine the big outcomes. Your mindset is the key to unlock the door of possibility. You get what you focus on. What are you focusing on now that is serving you? What are you focusing on now that’s holding you back? Your mindset is the first step to accomplishing your dreams.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Dec

19

TEE 043: Curiosity – Edge To Making Money with Patricia Fripp

Patricia Fripp

Have you ever heard the saying that “curiosity killed the cat?” In episode 43 of The Executive Edge podcast world-renowned keynote speaker Patricia Fripp shares how you can make money and build your career through curiosity.

Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, sales presentation expert, and executive speech coach. Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations.

She arrived in San Francisco from England at age 20 as a hairstylist with no job or contacts and little money. Patricia excelled in the beauty industry and became San Francisco’s most in-demand men’s hairstylist when that was a new domain. She started training stylists and speaking to promote her business, which led into her next successful career as a keynote speaker. On 60 Minutes she was asked, “There must be a big difference between being a hairstylist and a speaker?” She replied, “I used to work on the outside of heads; now I work on the inside. There is only a half inch difference.” That half-inch has been worth millions of dollars!

Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,000-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants.

Patricia often teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.”

She is the author of Make It So You Don’t Have to Fake It! And Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence.

Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT.com, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training.

Highlights from this episode:
- Stories can make or break you as a speaker
- It’s ok if one of your audience members is funnier than you are
- Be disciplined
- Avoid the shiny objects
- Saying no to distractions
- Being focused
- Being realistic
- Make a plan for long-term goals
- Be genuine
- Stay interested and ask more questions
- Take advantage of opportunities

Challenge:
1. Time management Tips
2. Paying the bills – pay them all
3. Batch activities and tasks

Clients will tell you how they want to engage you.

Listen to what your clients are asking for and they can drive your business to be more profitable.

Asking powerful questions – “What do you mean?”

Adding specificity to your questions

Executive wants to drive commitment and action tips:
1. What is the big idea in your presentation – one sentence?
2. State it strongly in the beginning
3. Share stories – person behind the position
4. Conversational style
5. Give your supporting points

We can each make the most of the talents or edge we have been blessed with. Everyday have interesting conversations with interesting people. You will see money and abundance come flowing into your world. Curiosity can be your edge to success.

To connect with Patricia – Text FRIPP29600 or pfripp@fripp.com, www.FrippVT.com and www.fripp.com

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

Music provided by FREESFX
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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Aug

4

TEE 001: The Executive Edge Podcast – A New Journey

Today is the day! I have been teasing you for months and we are releasing The Executive Edge Podcast!

Lindas Executive Edge Podcast Large

Thank you in advance for listening to this podcast and being willing to share it with your friends and colleagues. You may be wondering what exactly is this podcast all about. The Executive Edge podcast will focus on how each one of us can learn how to tap into our edge or potential to realize success.

I have invited several different guests from a variety of industries, professional backgrounds and life experiences to share how they have tapped into their edge and realized success. I know that we each have the ability to achieve our goals, objectives and most importantly dreams!

During this podcast I will share with you a little about what we will cover in the weeks to come and some background on why I decided to launch a podcast.

I hope you will enjoy each episode. I know it is possible for you to uncover, realize and accomplish your potential. Join me as we discover together The Executive Edge!