35 Burst results for "Five Stars"
Texans Confirm Deshaun Watson Won't Play Week 3 Despite Tyrod Taylor Injury
"Stefania. Live update as the show started on tyrod taylor. Yes from our sara barshop who covers the texans and doesn't excellent job. We knew that he was forced out of the game with a left. Hamstring injury Apparently he has is undergoing an mri. He is considered data today with that hamstring So that leaves open the possibility of thursday night although that would be a very quick turnaround david kelly. Saying deshaun watson will not be active for thursday night so we know that for sure as davis meals on thursday night people. The newsradio davis mills will be starting for the panthers further Texans against the panthers on thursday. But i'm glad you said that's define a- matthew davis mistletoe. He looked. He looked like a rookie quarterback yesterday had a couple of throws that i was impressed by and the rap on davis mills for those who didn't follow the draft super closely. This guy at eleven starts during his career at stanford entered stanford though as one of the highest recruited players in the countries of five star the all everything quarterback injuries other veterans cage. Acosta was there for a while at stanford fairly talented guy. But this is a downgrade from tyrod.
Ohio State Buckeyes QB Quinn Ewers Has NIL Deal for $1.4 Million
"Quinn years yesterday signed with a marketing company. Think it is a three year deal. I think but it's one point. Four million so is african about a half a million a year and he doesn't have to fly around and do a bunch of commercials. he's also got he got sign. Autographs started you said again. Cj stroud he is a freshman. Okay so richard. Just as freshman has to be but he was on campus. Last year he was he was there last year. And look at it but this list. Just reheat away. They might not be listed the regardless. He's got two years to start if he holds a job. Which may mean when yours doesn't see the field for two years yet it's almost it's one point four million. He's gonna be a hell of a player they've got four guys were four or five star players in their meeting room. Yeah redshirt freshman. Cj is gonna start and you've already is the guy who's eighteen year old freshmen in in yours. Who should be a senior in high. School is making more than stroud is by a long
How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1
"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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Some Amazon Sellers Go to Great Lengths to Limit Negative Reviews
"You've ever bought anything on the internet you know how important reviews can be. They tell us if a product is good if it works as advertised. If it's worth the money your about to spend on it. That's why sellers on sites like amazon placed so much emphasis on getting positive five star reviews and some sellers. C. positive ratings is so important. They'll track down customers who leave negative ones to beg them or even pay them to take those reviews down joining us to discuss. This economy of amazon reviews is our personal tech columnist. Nicole new a nicole. Hi you've reported on. The economy of fake amazon reviews before. Tell us briefly. Why do some sellers do. This reviews are incredibly important. To sales and so sellers often Try to incentivize customers to leave very positive reviews. But as i found in my most recent reporting there also bribing customers to delete or change negative reviews too so is one bad review really detrimental to amazon sellers. One bad review. No but i think A number of recent bad reviews can significantly lower the average star rating and ever star rating can affect the position of that product in search results which directly affects sales. So yes about review does mean less sales less income in losing that search ranking which is very very important for sellers. Okay that's why. Now i wanna talk about how these sellers get customers to take down or change their reviews. Let's start with. How do they get in touch with the customers. Does amazon share their contact information. No amazon says that it does not share email. Information amazon does share if a seller needs to fill an order. Obviously your mailing address and your name and sometimes that information can be used with public databases to find your personal email address. But that's against amazon's terms of
'Jungle Cruise' Navigates Turning the Ride Into a Highly Enjoyable Trip
"To the movies. Next, Pirates of the Caribbean turned a theme park ride into a hit movie franchise. Disney is added again with Jungle Cruise Now in theaters and on Disney, plus and experience, riverboat captain takes a scientist and her brother on a dangerous ride down the Amazon River of all the jungle cruise as you could take. This one is the cheeks but also the most thrilling. It's the African Queen on steroids as Dwayne Johnson find swashbuckling chemistry with Emily Blunt, calling each other Skippy for skipper and pants for her part of feminism. Disney even wades into LGBTQ, plus waters with her brother with admirable matter of fact, this The villains are a little cliche with Jesse Plemons, stereotypical Nazi and BCG can kiss the door who feels derivative, Um, pirates of the Caribbean. Either way, This is a fun throwback adventure, like romancing the stone filled with puns in a beautiful CG setting sailing on an Amazon stream but streaming on Disney. Plus I'm wtlv film critic Jason rarely giving jungle cruise 3.5 out of five stars.
Professor Paul Kengor Writes a Remarkable Review of 'American Marxism'
"Professor. Paul Kengor is an expert on communism is an expert on the Cold War. He spent a lifetime studying this. He's from Grove City. And not at my request, he wrote a review that appeared today in the American Spectator, The American Spectator. Is an iconic Publication and our website. By one of the great Conservatives really in modern times. Bob. Terrible. And who has been so important in so many ways to so many people. I don't want to give you a taste of what Professor King, Gore said, given his unique position. And I Some of you believe me in some of you on but I'm not reading this for the praise. I'm reading it for the analysis, okay? Go to Amazon and type in Mark Levin, American Marxism and you'll find the number one best selling book in the country, with hundreds of reviews and mere weeks. Even more impressive. It's rated 4.9 out of five stars. Clearly something is up. It's not just Levine's name is platform as he raised his huge radio show his life, Liberty and Love, inch on the Fox News Channel or his previous best sellers. What's up is what Levin has tapped into with this particular book, American Marxism. What's up is unfortunately, American Marxism. This is not American Marxism in the form that this nation long ago dealt with. This is not the American Marxism of the past century in the style of the standard. Of the former standard bearers Gus Hall, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood 10 and so forth. No, that was really Soviet Marxism. Those guys and gals of Communist Party USA swore a literal loyalty oath to Stalin's
'American Marxism' Movement Alive and Well With Over 565,000 Copies Sold
"It appears. That in two weeks time I haven't even told Mr Producer, Mr Call screen of this. I don't believe In two weeks time. It appears that 565,000 copies of this book of soul, Mr And they're now putting over one million in print. Isn't that what Now what That means is There's a movement afoot. It's an amazing thing. How these fools on T V Pretend to be journalists. These fools. In our classrooms who pretend to be professors. And all the rest of them and their ilk. They look down at us. While they're propping up the truly stupid in America. And it it is you folks who read And I don't mean comic books. I mean, A real book, a serious book. Seven chapters. The first six chapters are scholarship. Explaining What we're up against and who they are and all the rest of it. The last chapter is about activism. So this is an extraordinarily unique book. It's not your typical book. It's a mixture of scholarship explanation. And activism. And I think that's part of the big appeal. And you can go on amazon dot com and you can read almost 2500. Maybe it's close to 3000 AL comments. It's five stars. Just so you know. In the second week alone. This book. Has been bought by more of you than bought liberty and tyranny in the first week. You believe that Mr It is
Thank You for Making 'American Marxism' #1 on Amazon
"I really feel like we're a big family here that we have our National meeting here. Every weekday evening. I really do feel that attachment to you. I can't reach out obviously and speak to each one of you. I take a little while, you know. But I can hear you. I can see you. In so many ways. In so many ways. I'm attentive to this. I mean, the fact that we're number one on Amazon right now beating out this trump hating book that is you. The fact that we have 1200 give or take comments already. On amazon dot com and five stars. That's you. The fact that we sold out the Reagan library. And I'm going to see so many of you there, which is a great honor of mine. And I want to tell you another little sacred. I pressed hard. For at least two other retail outlets to allow us to do an in person signing. And they would not allow it. We don't need to hide from anyone or anything. I mean the nation's functioning now. But they would not allow you believe that Mr Producer The Reagan library did Cause they have a tremendous executive director and staff over there that I really, really love. They are great people. They built a wonderful library. They're following Millions and millions of you just fantastic. John High. Bush. Melissa. I shouldn't have started this so many. We are just fantastic. I don't know what we would do without them. I don't know what I would do without
How Are the Olympic Games Financed?
"Is dylan. In tokyo japan where it seems like the twenty twenty tokyo olympics are happening after all i had read. That cancelling games this year would have made the international olympic committee lose out on seventy five percent of its four year revenue cycle. But as i sit here waiting for my first dose of the covid vaccine while watching i ac- executives arrive at their five star hotel. I can't help but wonder where does this money go. I hear it mostly comes in from broadcasting licenses but how's it spent. I can't imagine a cancellation. This year would have caused bankruptcy and cancellation of future olympics. Thanks for making smart cool at that. Question comes from tokyo by the way i'm saying. Yeah but i mean. Japan has one of the larger proportions of older residents in the world. And as in a the group most vulnerable to covid and still a pretty low vaccination rates. I mean scary times to have people coming in from all over especially a lot of countries that also have pretty low vaccination rates Yeah bad news. But i guess to answer the question. Where does the money go. I mean if you believe. The international olympic committee they say. Ten percent goes to operations at employee salaries and benefits and that the other ninety percent goes to the games and athlete developments development. That's like scholarships and training facilities and all those things. I have skepticism in my voice because decades of corruption scandals with the olympic committees. And it's unregulated. It's its own thing not accountable to anybody. So yeah
Business Reputation Hackers Secrets With Objection Co. Founder Curtis Boyd
"Talk to me about some of the reputation. Hackers secrets our people building managing and monitoring their reputation. There's kind of two angles at this reputation hacker stuff the first is for building reputations positively even though all synthetic and fake at the end of the day it's positive businesses essentially saying. Hey i'm having a hard time. Getting my customers write reviews normally s because of the lack of intention about providing an amazing experience honestly like businesses. Who are really shelling out. Amazing experiences have no problem generating tons of reviews so for those companies who just don't wanna muster the reputation. Fortitude really are being intentional about providing amazing customer experience. They'd rather spend a few hundred bucks online and go buy some reviews and compete in the marketplace unfortunately more and more people who sell fake reviews. They're starting the sell one-star reviews for competitors. So when you place in order for twenty or thirty positive five star reviews. They're gonna start saying. Hey how about one or two or three negative one star reviews for your competitors in your local market on. We add that to the menu and they found out that they could actually charge a lot more for it so they only charge ten to fifteen bucks for a fake google review since i left. Check yesterday on twenty different sites. They're charging fifty to one hundred dollars for a one star review for your competitors because that's the equivalent of five negative reviews right if when you give it one star. You're taken off a star from four other reviews and anything under five stars looks bad. It's actually eleven to one. So for every one star review get e need eleven. Good wants to mitigate that damage all right so the bad guys the guys that are selling the reviews the synthetic content creators. they're charging a premium to help. You denigrated your competition. That's one secret a dirty one. Also not very good for karma. What are some of the other reputation. Secrets reputation hacker secrets. Well there's a lot of clicking going on just as you said like in podcast yesterday like you can enhance your rating by getting downloads. Because that shows engagement that shows interest the same thing is happening and local listings where people will sell packages that include like synthetic clicks and synthetic traffic to try and drive more engagement on even listing sites like google to try to push people up and it's more benign than fake reviews itself. But it's still interesting to see people offering these tertiary services to try and manipulate these search engines in their algorithms to say. Hey these guys are more relevant and these guys are maybe a better fit for what you're searching
Jalen Green Is a Lock to Go in the Top Four
"We turn our attention to another consensus top five. Pick former or five star prospect. Jalen green he was actually ranked second in the class of two thousand twenty. Twenty two twenty four seven sports. He's a six foot six hundred seventy eight pound nineteen year old guard from california who skipped college to play for the g. league night price of five hundred thousand dollars. He averaged seventeen point. Nine point four point one rebounds and two point eight assists in thirty two minutes per game shop forty six point one percent from field on thirteen point six tips per game. He shot thirty six point. Five percent from three on five point seven tenths per game. He was the team's leading score in best three point shooter. I've seen him as high as third in some drafts. I haven't gone forth behind k. cunningham. Jalen son evan. What more can you tell us well. Yeah he's shot. Fifty five percent from two thirty six point. Thirty six percent from three point range and sixteen games at that g. league ignite level. He does have you know yes. What more can i tell you for. Most people listening there is the allure somewhat of the unknown here. I mean only the diehard diehard nba draft have been keeping consistent tabs on jalen green whereas if he had gone to college he would quite clearly be known commodity. He would most certainly play for bruce. Pearl at auburn. Had onto college. And that would. Certainly things would have gone different. I think for the tigers last season if that had been the case green himself by the way tweeted back in may he tweeted and then subsequently deleted. Because this isn't exactly the greatest endorsement for the daily. He said i know for a fact. If i would have gone to college it would have been a different talk about. Who's going number one. He might well be right. But that's the that's the that's the status of the g. league ignite program at this point and that's to be expected by the way. But hey listen you're not gonna go number one because you didn't go to college but he got paid five hundred thousand dollars and you're going to go second third or fourth and i think that's a trade off the quite clearly jalen is comfortable with
Matt, Ryan Bewley First High School Juniors to Join Overtime Elite League
"The news of the day involves a pair of class of two thousand twenty three prospects who are skipping the final two years of high school and forgoing their college ability to join the overtime elite league. The players. the names are matt. Ryan bouli twins. Now i'm assuming muslims people are unfamiliar and not many keep up with high school sophomores but matt is a six nine forward ranked second the class of two thousand and twenty three according to twenty four seven sports ryan also a six nine four sixteen in the class of two thousand and twenty three. Espn's adrian woes. Hausky is reporting that each player is signing a two year deal worth seven figures which means they're gonna spend their junior and senior years of high school making a million dollars each minimum so for a while. now we've had professional leagues outside of this country places like australia. Italy china luring leap prospects away from college then last year the g. league ignite program was created in its secured commitments from projected by picks jalen green and john kameda among others. Now there's a new league overtime elite which describes itself as a transformative new league that offers the world's most talented young basketball players. What it claims is a better pathway to becoming professional athletes the league which by the way it's financially backed by among others. Jeff bezos drake kevin durant carmelo anthony. It's gonna offer year. Round development program in an academic program can be based in atlanta and it will feature up to thirty high school juniors and seniors each year. They're gonna play against each other and against external competition in each player will be guaranteed a minimum salary of one hundred thousand dollars and also be allowed to earn revenue from use of their name image and likeness. They'll get full healthcare coverage disability. Insurance everything you would expect so this is a very real thing and the first two high school players to join it. Our pair five-star twins from florida
With ‘The Underground Railroad,’ Barry Jenkins looks squarely at Black trauma
"Underground railroad was a network of abolitionists routes to free slaves. But what if it was an actual railroad with a train chugging toward freedom? That's the premise of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, now adapted by Barry Jenkins into a 10 episode miniseries. This isn't a straightforward, inspirational narrative like Harriet. This combines the brutality of roots with the social commentary of watchman and a hint of magical realism like the Polaroids. Press to some ADO is empathetic as the lead Joe Edger tennis sinister as the villain, slave catcher and child star chased Dillon is his precocious psychic. I still have eight episodes to go. But judging by the first two were in for a powerful train ride by a master conductor. I'm Toby Toby film critic Jason Fraley, giving the underground railroad for five stars. So far, dolphin
Sometimes Something Is Worse Than Nothing
"Is better than nothing. Anything is better than nothing or so. The story goes but on heater core. Nonsense and gibberish on that one. And don't get me wrong. I totally agree with the sentiment. The intent is give it a try. Have a crack drew do something try anything rather than just do nothing. But when the finished product of your attempt of you're trying turns out to be rubbish. Then don't release it to the world. Don't publish launch it. Because in doing that what you're saying to the world is i'm okay with this. I'm okay with rubbish. I m okay with this sub-standard product and a case in point. Every morning. i walk past the conference lobby of a five star luxury hotel. And it's all glass at the front so you can see inside and recently. They've been working on upgrading their digital signboard. And what they've done is they've made it about twenty five or thirty percent wider than it was before and a few days ago they finish the job pulled down. All the hoarding turned on the screen. But they've used graphics from before they've used the graphics and images that were formatted for a smaller screen. And so what happens now on the biggest green all those images are distorted and out of proportion and somebody has still decided that something is better than nothing better that we put something up there rather than put nothing up there. And i would argue that. That's not correct. They would have been much better off. Turn the screen off. We're taking down those graphics and having nothing out there rather than having shop they rather than having that sub-standard result because it certainly doesn't look luxury certainly doesn't look five star but somebody has decided something is better than nothing and i would argue that sometimes. Somethings actually worse than nothing.
S6 E7 - How YOU can build resilience in the face of chronic conditions
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers looking frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of what can sometimes be well just some craziness that is post military life so you can do more than survive. You can thrive my name. Is aaron perkins. I'm us army. Combat veteran husband. Who beautiful wife daddy to two amazing kiddos and the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the process of rediscovering purpose in your post military life sue. You can thrive so the questions we talk about on the show you know. A lot of them are direct questions. You know how to use eleven gi bill. What's new for veterans. twenty one. Those are just a couple of things we talked about in the season. This is a season six episode. Seven and we're tackling a tough question today and there's no single answer to that's the toughest part about this question so before we dive into the question. I want you to think of math equations for minute. Just really simple ones. Two plus two. What's two plus two. It's four right so very simple. Very easy math equation vice. What's tuplice to. You're always going to say you're always going to know. Won't let's four but if i say what math equations when you finish them we'll have four as that end number and be like man. I don't know that's almost an unlimited number of answers. What's the same thing today. Because today's question is surrounding how you build resilience when a family member has a chronic condition and there was a virtually unlimited number of answers to this question. But i'm going to do my best to unpack those and there's a lot to unpack here so let's get started so my son. Christopher was born in two thousand eight and he had a kidney disease and still. Has this kidney disease to this day and We knew that he had some problems with his kidneys. Because they found the these problems on an ultrasound. When i was in iraq and my wife was still in germany and The the did the ultrasounds that hey you know what we recommend you go ahead and head back to the states because you know you can get you can get better medical care there in the states and so my wife moved back what she thought was temporarily and ended up being a permanent move I- redeployed early on and a compassionate reassignment and Got to fort knox kentucky which was the closest. Us army post Where to where. My son was getting his medical care and for the first couple years of his life he went through. Thing was eleven or twelve operations and Numerous other procedures to get these kidneys fixed. Now today. it's amazing it. You would never know. A single thing was wrong within the last couple of times. He's gone to the kidney. Specialists are like look his kidney. Function is great. He's doing very very well. And so that was a trial by fire so to speak. That was kind of like. Hey this this is A method i guess. A real world Test to see if you. Aaron are resilient and so. I learned a lot about resilience just in that experience. You know because again this is not just a flash in the pan you know Something one thing happened and then we had to deal with that. You know a broken limb or you know an accident or something like that. It was a chronic condition and again still is to this day but i learned a lot about resilience through dealing with my son's challenges with that disease and if you think back to military life right and this is army specifically i have to expect that all the services are like this but they build resilience in to the training plan. You know and as important as that is personal resilience all together now the past two months. I'll be honest with you. Guys have been absolutely brutal. They've been crazy because not only does my son have a kidney disease but my wife has chronic conditions as well so the past couple of months. My wife and i got her permission to tell some of her story. Her story is man. If if you ever meet my wife asked her to tell you her story because it is absolutely jaw dropping. How she is where she is today. You know based on where she came from and an all the the difficulties she came through to become the woman she is today but just in these past couple of months We experienced quite the scare and that scare It it seemed like it was cancer. Just be honest so for A while we were getting tests and then waiting for more tests and we got those tests and We said okay well. We're just going to get through this. You know no matter what happens. We're we're in this together and we're gonna stick together through this well. My wife goes to get a biopsy and she gets this biopsy. She's in recovery. The biopsy went fine. It was painful but it went fine. nothing was unexpected But it went fine while she was in recovery and this recovery was just a quick recovery. Just a few hours. She had what is called a ti or a mini stroke. And so we're like. oh my goodness how. In the world number-one how in the world is this happened number. Two how do we deal with this now. You know this is. This seems so much more serious than what it The what started out to be. We thought it was going into get a biopsy and and now here you've got to stay in the hospital. You've gotta be admitted well actually admitted to one hospital then transferred to another because at first hospital was too small and they didn't have the right doctors. There had to be transferred to another hospital and then finally a few days later she gets out. She's getting slowly better. But we still don't have those answers right. Don't have the answers in the biopsy because it takes a week or more to come back and you know she finally gets these answers and they're like yeah. Well we really don't know what it is. We really don't know what it is. It's not cancer. But we're not sure. And so they said. Well we want to send you to an autoimmune specialist and and those Those doctors are are booked up forever and well we can get you. Maybe like june july and so here we are still waiting on those answers and obviously all of this is stressing her out now. Little bit about that mini stroke just answered stress for her brings about these These symptoms where It stress basically over stresses her brain and she ended up needing to quit her job. And you talk about frustrating. And i don't mean frustrating like all you can't work anymore but she was super frustrated at like me. Why in the world is this happening. And and you know. What can i do to help and to build that resilience right but this is. This is not a story about my son. This is not a story about my wife specifically. Today's show is all about building that resilience when your family member has a chronic condition. And so i'll just tell you over. This was going with my wife. I stopped everything i could. You know some of you may have seen an email from said. Hey sorry. Our live mental health event An open dialogue mental health is going to be cancelled if your sponsor for the event. You've already paid. You know we're going to refund your money Which which already did. But there were so many things that i was doing that having a hand in that i said you know what i've just gonna stop doing those things and focus on what matters most right now focus and for me. That's my family. And and i think that is a key element to resilience is focusing on what you need to focus on and again. I know that sounds vague. Right but what is it that you personally need to focus on. Because i can't tell you what you should focus on. I can't tell you that. I wish i could but unfortunately i can't at so. I resigned my position from a nonprofit board Alabama veteran here in here in obviously alabama But also got some help from facebook in preparation In preparation for this episode and Some of you responded and told me how you build resilience in your own personal life. And i want to go through some of those responses real quick and then i'll dive into the five science backed strategies to build resilience but on facebook right. You know one of my friends. He said it. Because i asked i said look. I'm news and helping an oak upcoming podcasts. What are your go-to strategies for building resilience in your personal life and one of my friends. He's kind of a kind of a jokester but he says he says avoiding people and puts us little laughing face or winking face at the end of the comment but the the fact is sometimes that is the to do to help you build resilience and focus on what matters most to you another person. I and i love this. She said it's all about the thought life. It's about your mindset and and she also she said. I'm practicing telling myself no just to exercise that muscle while you know what that's not a bad idea and so there was a number of really good comments here but a couple of them Not a couple of them. I should say a couple of themes came out number. One was faith how my friends saying you know what. I'm learning to do what i've needed to do for years. And that's focus on my faith. You know my faith pushes me past that present crisis or would i'm perceiving as a crisis right you know made. My faith is reading and prayer. And you guys know if if you've listened to this podcast before that you know. This isn't absolutely faith-based podcasts. You know and and my my faith is that of christianity of following jesus But faith has been incredibly important for those seeking to build resilience in a personal lives and Additionally is time for self reflection so one thing is faith is the one theme that came out in the second was self reflection scheduled time for relaxation. And so using those hobbies or those Chill lacks kinda relaxing moments and building those in to your everyday life so that you can handle those stressors right And i wanna mention one of the thing this was. This was a a another theme. That that i know i said only two. There's actually three themes that came out and that's relationships. Relationships are so critically important and one guy actually When my friends here in the area said whoa to him and this is a scripture verse. Actually he's fourteen. He says woe to him who was alone when he falls and doesn't have another lift him up because look lifestyle right. It's really really tough. And the truth is we can't do it by ourselves. We weren't meant to we weren't designed to So it's really really important to have those people in our lives to help us when we can't help ourselves so having those strong relationships around us In a one one other one other comment. I wanna to point out before you get to the five science back strategies for building resilience practice resilience by practicing being resilient each time. Something happens to us. We need to put that in her memory so next time that happens to us even if even if it never happens again we we have that memory of what we did as we figured out you know kind of how to go through that process the first time now. What does that have to do. With a chronic condition you a family member having a chronic condition. All those things apply. They apply directly. Okay so five. Science back strategies to build resilience and this will take just a few minutes number one change the narrative. So look when something bad happens whether it's a single event or a long term Kind of episode right. We often relive the event over and over in our heads and it's called ruminating rehashing the pain and and it it's like we're spinning our wheels. Basically you know There's a study. Said you know what maybe try expressive writing. You know to try gaining some new insights into the challenges in your lives. You know there are a few different ways. You can manage that but that you can change the narrative But one of the one of the ways is to reframe it in another Another perspective or another light. How do you that a one of the things you can do is talk to those in your life that you have those strong relationships with another reason why relationships are so incredibly important. That's the first one number to face your fears. Sure like man. I don't know what's going to happen. In my spouse's life from my child's life because of this chronic condition face it running away is not going to help and when i say face it i i don't mean just dive headlong into a by yourself and tackle it all alone. Another reason why those relationships are so important. So even if you know it's your spouse that's going through something being able to talk to someone else about it about what's going on in your life and how you were feeling is so incredibly valuable. You can't even put a number on it so number one going to change the narrative number to face your fears and face those fears with someone else number three and i'm gonna put this link. This is a great article will put this link in the show notes. You can check out this entire article yourself but practice self compassion. Think of it. Think of what. You're going through right now and think of that in someone else's perspective like if someone else had the same challenges you were having right. Now maybe your child is a chronic condition or your parent or your spouse and they came to you and said hey i. I'm having this problem you know. My wife had a cancer scare. She had many stroke and then We sort of know what's going on. Oh gosh i i don't know what to do. What would you do. Chances are you would be compassionate with them and we know fear versity they can make us feel really alone and we wonder why were the only ones feeling this way and what exactly is wrong with us and check chances are. There's nothing wrong with us at all. You know the there's this real problem with And with i within the veteran community that we all seem to think we're alone and the truth is were not and another reason why you need those strong relationships so you can remember. Hey i'm not alone this but practice self compassion be compassionate to yourself number four meditate and. I know that meditation sometimes gets a bad rap. But i will say. I've tried it myself meditation. Mindfulness and it is a wonderful stress. Reliever i will let you do your own research on that. But there is such value in meditation number. Five and this one is critically important. Cultivate forgiveness. And here's the thing. When it comes to a chronic condition of family member whether that's your spouse or child or your parent or or sibling you can sometimes get this. You can get mad right. And what is there to be mad at. Who is there to be mad at. Well you know you can be that nature you can be mad at god. You can be frustrated but holding a grudge is only going to hold you back. And and that expands far beyond just the Know caught debating forgiveness for forgiveness. Sake right extends will beyond that in well beyond the chronicle condition idea and goes further into your entire life because my pastor says it like this he says holding a grudge against someone is like setting yourself on fire and hoping. The other person dies from smoke inhalation. I know sometimes we feel like man. I've got to hold on to this grudge. I'm not going to forgive but cultivate forgiveness. And there's an entire chapter dedicated to forgiveness in the resolve book. And so i love you to check that out Head over to kurds fight again. Dot com click on. Get the book and you can find out more about forgiveness what that looks like. In the veteran's life look stress and struggles come in many forms in life adversity trauma. Fear shame betrayal of trust. Look there's a lot of things you can do though that can help you learn to cultivate forgiveness so those five science backs strategies to build resilience number one change the narrative face your fears in practice. Self compassion go easier self number four meditate again. You do your own homework. Do your own research there. Maybe it works for you. Maybe it doesn't. But i know in my own life it has helped kaminsky and number five avait forgiveness l look. I know we have a lot of questions. We all have a lot of questions in our lives but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ while i hope this episode has helped. I'd definitely hope that you've gotten something out of it. If you have would you go to. I tunes and leave us a five star review. That would be amazing. And if you if you didn't like the episode and you're like hey. I learned something. Would you please go leave five star review. Those reviews actually helped so much. If you're like you know what. I'll leave review but maybe not five stars both. We'd like to hear those two so again. If you have any questions for us at all that you would like us to address here own the show. Send us a message podcasts. At courage to fight again dot com. And like i said at the beginning of the show. If it's on your mind it's worth exploring. Well thank you so much for listening. I'll see you next time We served now. 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LinkedIn Lead Generation with Sonda Eunus
"Let's talk a little bit about how you help your clients you know you. You've actually started out there. And you kind of made that transition from management solutions into marking sessions. Because obviously everyone listening to this podcast. If you're a business or you know you have to make money and blue. Is you have a hobby. Not of business. How did you begin. Changing from here. With management to helping with bringing in revenue. Because that's that's key you can influence revenue in a business. You're going to have a sound impact. So that transition happened for you so it was actually about you know finding a way to provide tangible intangible services right so instead of saying hey let me come in and consult with you and show you how to become more efficient and house. Make more money in the long run. It's more about. Hey you're gonna bring it on and you're gonna you know in one month and up with a brand new website and your social media's going to be up in your platforms they're going to be optimized in your group. My business account is optimized. You know and i mean we trust me just. We get started in one month but even when we sign on clients we tell them. Hey you gotta give us at least three months for you to really start. Seeing all of these efforts picking up right and that's just digital marketing. Just how it works because we can sell you the world but it's not. I'm dependent on us. You know what i mean would search engine optimization for example we can be doing everything we can for the package that we sold you but if somebody if your competitor is spending five or ten times more on odds van for those same keywords than they already have an advantage but again but that's where everything kind of comes together as a package and that's where you really want to figure out okay. Let's say you wanna do the online presence package. We will get you through this journey where you're going to end up with an amazing website that converts you're going to end up with great social media platform ages with followers were hosting for you every single day. Wise the day right. It's relevant content branded content. It speaks with your audience. We are hosting in groups for engaging feeble. you know we're creating back links for were zooming search engine optimization both on the website as well as off the website ongoing words doing online review management. So you're seeing that you're getting more reviews. More five star reviews. You're getting feedback. i'm you're seeing. Your email is the rowing. You're seeing that your cost per click for your ads is going down and now you're getting more results from the same ad budget or even lower than what you had right so when you're able to show them those tangible results then that's really the best way that you can then sell services and because you already have these people that are telling about youths through their friends and their colleagues right and i'm lucky enough to be in a community where our small business community is very very involved and everyone knows each other really really well. I'm so it's kind of like you. Start picking up speed then it snowballs right because it's all about word of mouth and that's really what i preach Yes we're marketing agency. And yes. we focus on digital marketing but networking is my big thing. Because it's all about connections right whether those connections are live connections or whether those connections that you're forming on link then ride or on facebook or on the digital World as well so it's really just all about connections that yeah that's kind of how we were able to start know seeing a lot more success by able to show those angelo results and people were like okay. I see what these guys got from you. So how do i get in you. Know right and ukraine talk about a few different approaches. You search engine optimization. Which as you mentioned you expect overnight success story i mean you can make tangible differences quickly it seo but it is a marathon not a sprint and matter of a snowball effect in the more you work. As more success you'll see in cambridge You're gonna invest more. You might get a faster response if you do it. Well and i can take some testing before you get there. It's just nature of the game it to any kind of advertising. that's test when it comes to advertising. You tested those at work you you you try something else and shot you. You have data experience but made the promise to getting kind of dig into your brain a little bit of. How are you getting your clients. These days because i understand you're doing a lot of that to lengthen and a lot of people saying i would love to learn how to use link and tap into that huge resource of business professionals. How do i get started in their opener. On question absolutely i will go into lengthen like to say that at this point we are not doing lengthened generation For ourselves just because the referrals are coming in so quickly that i am just working on keeping up with the referral. So i'm not a place. That is an amazing place to be Ring thin is definitely a huge wade sues. Dr generating leads. It does take a little bit of time. But especially when you're just starting out It's an incredibly affordable and effective way to get leads on something before you heard. Yes out you know i love. Is you said there about referrals because you you talked about. Making connections and connections you real word their relationships because you're not going to get a referral from somebody you haven't built that no like entrust actor was so clearly you're doing the once you make connections. There's a little bit more than say he. I have five thousand connects linked. Then nobody cares. I have five thousand people. I'm actually communicating with you like me. They responded engage. That's a whole different ballgame. And so i just want to make that assessment there because if you're getting all referrals that's it shows the power of getting started and then making that transition so he's pointed out before we dive into lengthened side of things. I think for here what you wish you had in front of you to get you down to past. Before he hit the fully referred type business. You have now. Yeah and you know what we did with lincoln. As far as lead generation we were before covid using a lot or selling event vendor booths as well as event sponsorships. So as i mentioned we are in event marketing company and a well marketing agency that specializes in event marketing at this point so we hosted over fifty different types of events and twenty nineteen and a lot of those were exposed with different types of vendor booths and sponsors and so that was something where we constantly needed new people and we were constantly doing lead generation. Rival lengthened was amazing for that. And i actually developed training that i was teaching team on how to do this on my so basically it all starts with. Let's say you are brand new. Let's say you don't even have a lincoln account get right used by setting it up right you start by putting in as much information as you possibly can make sure that your bio looks good. Make sure that your bio highlights your skills your experience as well as your passions right if you don't have much experience but a lot of the people that are on my team are very young you know i have a great relationship with our local college and so i get a lot of insurance and then after three months i hired them right by i get them and they do not have a lot of experiences. We work on writing their byles together. It's really about while okay. Maybe you don't have much to talk about yet. But what are you passionate about. Would you truly enjoy doing right. Would you see yourself during so things like really matter as well because at the end of the day you want to tell people who you are as a person not necessarily just list your resume. That's not what the really wanna see right. 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How to Pick a Great Contractor
"Home building is a bit of like the wild west. Right now there's Explosive demand a lot of people who want to build or buy tiny houses and regulations are starting to catch up With with the tiny house building process but On all there are a lot of great builders out there but also some bad ones and so A question that. I see all time from people in my online community. Tiny house engaged elsewhere. Is you know what. What should i look for when i'm talking to a builder when i'm when i'm hiring a builder and I was curious if we could just start at the very beginning. Maybe what are your tips like before you even pick up the phone or write an email to a contractor a builder you know. Is there anything that that you know what. What should that person have like ready before. They contact even contact anyone. Let me back you up a little bit further than that and then yeah please john walk you through. You know out of the tip but if you sort of think about it. Here's the reason we started. Great bill you sort of think about the process to find a contract very different than the search to find anything but they onli- a laptop or aristocracy whatever obviously buried and so and we started great built the realize that there is no great way to do this really the way that people have been doing this than the stone ages is a. Ask a friend you know. What kind of contractor do you recommend you know. who did you use it. you like. Who built your kate right now. That same person. So that's that's been working forever but then option number two kind of sock option number two. Is you get online. And through other review sites all the yelps and all the various sites and opened the reviews are true which these days you know and look at pictures and all the contractors rate at four or five stars and that process is not great. That's what the yellow pages was like twenty thirty years ago i'm probably dating myself here right and And so there's no really good way way option for once. Great option number. Two kinda sucked but we thought like. How do you really figure out a way to find great contractor if you If you don't know someone personally or if you don't have a friend that knows somebody because the problem is that you know you're where we work in southern california in la county alone one county with twenty thousand licensed general contractor. Okay so again tons to choose from right and the other statistic. We found that is amazing and i. I bet you'd be surprised by this. Is that fifty percent of people who work with contractor who hire contractor. There was a survey done about this. Have a bad experience with it. So of those twenty thousand you pick ten thousand. You can have a good experience. You pick the other two thousand. You have terrible experience so we said there's gotta be a better way and that's why we started great bills and all john kind of continue the conversation about what it means to then a good contractor and how we seek out good contractors. You're so as as paul said we always. We agree with it. The number one best way to find a good contractor is from referral. Someone you know either in the industry or with relevant experience that has done a project like this before it. My neighbor just finished the kitchen remodel. i talked to them. It came in at a good price and they were happy with the experience. My search is over. I'd probably already found a good fit. But if i'm not fortunate enough to have the just the right neighbor next door or a coworker or a real estate agent who can refer me to a good contractor. I'm left with the many many options on all the other sites in yellow pages and otherwise so what we do to kind of reinforce good contractor or all the same things that anyone can be doing It just takes time. It takes for expensive and so it's not so much finding a good contractor but more so screening out the bad contractor
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"You know this week. Joe biden and justin trudeau matt as the first meeting of foreign leaders. Carter these meetings of foreign leaders. Overrated underrated in your mind underrated. I think the world is very very small place right now. We talked last week about China and in a coordinated response to china This is the this is how those coordinated responses get done The g eight. You know the big meetings the big you know everybody gets together in a room. That work was done six months before and getting the work done getting the relationships with the world leaders Very important underrated work By world leaders. Koi meeting with foreign leaders overrated underrated. In your mind underrated. I mean ultimately relationships matter even in international affairs and the fact that our leader gets along with the leader of the united states is an important thing and it will pay dividends big and small over the next four years corey the conservatives are heading into a policy convention. There already seems to be some some chatter about this is a federal conservatives of course with some of their more moderate stalwarts than the party including deputy former deputy chief of staff. Jenny burn losing their delegate spots for the policy convention coming up so the question. I have for you policy. Conventions for political parties overrated. Underrated in your mind overrated. Now that's not to say this one couldn't be a giant embarrassment for erin o'toole based on what he's trying to do and how. He's trying to moderate the conservative party. Because it does seem like there's going to be a significant social conservative contingent. That may do their very best to rebrand the party away from where are no tool is trying to take it. That said policy conventions pass policy from the party which ends up in a binder which ends up on a bookshelf in the leaders office. If they're lucky immoral it's down the hall in somebody else's office that somebody can go and get when necessary it doesn't materially change the game platforms out. Do not come from any relationship between a platform and a policy book from a convention is purely accidental parties. Like to make a big show of say here is the policy that we took from there. But it's only there if the leader wanted to do it in the first place. So they're they're overrated. Carter same questions. You political policy conventions overrated or underrated in your mind overrated but risky So corey's right. I mean binders of information of policies. That have been passing know prior to forming government or whatever. They're never going to be used if they're not popular because ultimately political parties Want to win. This is part of the friction that that happens between party loyalists and the general population that elect governments So this one. I think is risky though. So while they are overrated. They think they can occasionally blow up on you. Turn into a fairly important media cycle so this one could blow up so while they are underrated. It could still cause pain. Cory jumping. Yeah parties have a lot of way. I don't know how the same handles all of this stuff but parties have a lot of ways to manage that chaos. Generally speaking the two major tools are one the fact that voting has done in such a way. that prioritization comes out of it and what ends up at. The top of that list is almost always on purpose. Motherhood statements the things that get twenty votes nine hundred ten votes because all of a sudden that delta that's what determines your prioritization the policy book so you can say yeah we. We accepted the top ten policies..
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"Maybe on tiktok but any sort of broad advice you may have for him as his campaign looks to position him and his brand for his third election sometime this year or next year. My advice to all three is is basically the same as see when you're gonna take throw -til and sing too. Which is you. I need to define your accessible voter universe so not the people who always love you and not the people who always hit you with the people who you could persuade to vote for you or you may fail to persuade. That group is all that matters. And you've got to kind of cast the other two cy. You've then got a look at all of that work recommended you do on brand ahead of time and you've got to narrow in on that persuadable audience and say what are they looking for in a brand. And that's that's really what you've got to focus on. When i say what does the public wanted a leader because ultimately that is the public you were playing for. It's a much smaller subset of the population that absolutely everybody can ask clarifying question on that particular. Actually which is. When do you have to lock that. In what people want is that something you can have in real time that you're not saying responding to in terms of what people want. But but how do you lock that in and make a decision that saying okay. I think we've got a good sense of what people want. Is it six months before. Is there a timeline that you kind of lock it in or grapple with that. I'm curious that work never ends. You should be doing network in an ongoing basis watching how your brand evolves and you should be willing to adjust if if that makes sense now obviously the closer you get to an election. The more collateral that's built the more. The platform is constructed. You've got to consider that change costs there but you also need to know that if the if even if it's incredibly difficult for you to do but it's an absolute mandatory because of the way things have changed when you start tracking all of the your brand the reaction to the brand the environment overall the reaction to your opponents. Sometimes you've gotta make that hard pivot at the last minute. It's very uncomfortable but sale. Avi so assuming that you have looked at what people think of. You looked at what people think of. Your opponents looked at the environment overall. Come up with a group of people who you think you can be person four and then you say where do they live. Are they on twitter. Are they on tiktok. Are they getting all of their news from the newspaper. Are they getting all of their news from leaflets. That show up in their mailbox because they couldn't be fucked otherwise the care about politics. Whatever the answer is that's where you are and that's it. It's not hard. It's hard actually to stick to it but it's not hard to conceptualize or do carter same question for you. I i might just add to corey point package all three leaders together. If you've got standard advice top line advice that may apply to all three or then maybe more specific new advice to one or two of them. If you've got that as well corey's question but where does the audience live. Where's the audience. Got to get their information from. That is fantastic. That's and that is the open question for me. I actually don't know the answer to that right now because there seems to be a very huge sub sag segment of the population. That isn't getting their information from sources that we can track at all right like they may answer surveys that they're getting their information from From facebook they're getting their information on television..
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"Have a clue if clubhouse is going to turn into anything tiktok look like a pretty wild bet a while ago. The fact that is a thing is hilarious. It started as an app. not even named tiktok. that was people lip synching to music musically. Proprietor for i was yeah. Yeah yeah so yeah. We're we're in an environment where y- that's putting a chip on the board but the board is is it relent wheel and you're you're picking a number from one to thirty six and that doesn't always seem very smart. I'm gonna ask you guys some. You know advice for each of the three leaders in a moment. But i want to try to get a few political tactic questions. Out of the way. Stephen carter one of the big questions that i always get when when i have people asking me for advice. If they're running a campaign for a candidate is can staff manage platforms or delete. And i'm curious. The rules have been written on this. But they're flexible right and like in a two thousand and twenty one world. If the account is in the name of the person should they be running it or is it okay for staff to run it. Do you feel like the rules have changed. That's my first question. I wanna post both of you. Yeah i think the rules have changed. I think the rules have changed because of advertising so for example. Facebook facebook especially as an advertising vehicle for campaigns. The the stuff that goes up there. You know there's much less interaction that's not managed by staff. I mean comment comment fields. It's just such a fucking cesspool. No one's no one's really. You have to be part of your little group to get positive stuff. So facebook. I think is managed by staff a lot i think instagram is managed by staff sometimes but the better accounts are managed by the individual. I think twitter is managed by the individual because it is so reactionary and it is so dangerous You definitely don't want to be the staffer who who posts my life. I just hit all the who was that one fucked my life david swann. That was There was a blizzard in edmonton or something. Like that and david. Swann was the leader of the liberals who were the official opposition at the time and his. Ea woke up looked outside the very reasonable reaction of. Oh my god look at this. Took a picture with fm l. david. Swann even know what fm l. was and there was so much chatter though if people being thinking david. Swann was really cool. Apologize profusely. I think that twitter's risky and so because of that..
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"Like jagmeet. Singh reaching close twitter. Do you feel like no dude. If this is you keep doing it. I remember seeing his tiktok in the last election and They are very faithful to the games. That are out there. He's he's well he's very good at jumping on what they're actually talking about. The time the means that are actually rolling through with relatively little league. I mean for politician almost no legs. Sometimes you'll see a politician toss up of me and you're like everybody stop talking about that. We've moved up. Yeah yeah we've moved on you have and you've actually said something about yourself different than what you wanted to say. And in that sense. I think a good good for him. He sort of gets it. I mean it's ultimately in my opinion. Actually not the most creative version of tiktok. Really just to take whatever's out there in the zeitgeist do your own political version which is a little bit snarky and targeted. I don't love tiktok for actually. It reminds carter's right when he says it's a little bit like twitter in the sense that twitter was a place where you didn't have these angry as in desktops and when it first started when they were all of these politicians on thrown out there talking points the first reaction of the twitter community was. Don't ruin twitter right like. Don't bring this political bullshit in the twin. And now now. I think twitter is synonymous with political bullshit. The arc that these things take. But i'm you know. I at least personally still sort of in the. Don't ruin tiktok with your bullshit sort of face. So i i guess ultimately as a consumer of the media i'm not in love with it and i think there's a risk that there are other people who feel the same way i don't know but on the other hand you've got to kind of pushed these boundaries. This is this is expected and and this is how you build these new channels. I'm sure there were a lot of people who hated when was on our city hall right. Don't ruin our senio. Some people probably said but now we think of it as a master stroke so it's just part of the push pull of politics and it's. It's good that somebody in canadian politics is trying to push that envelope. Because you don't see as much of that these days you used to love it personally but a. It's not the intended audience carter. Why don't we see as much of it. Corey brings up a really good point. We used to have this golden era of political communications experimentation. You platform out people with do stuff. I don't see canadian politician hosting anything on clubhouse just yet i don't see this political experimentation. It seems to be playing much much safer. I'm kind of curious to get your thoughts as to as to why you're not seeing an era of of experimentation and content creation in domains that may be less popular but may have promise it's about risk versus reward. I mean why would you go onto a platform with virtually no listeners. Nobody who's going to be voting on it and make a significant Tasked right this is. Why would you do that when you can screw up and really embarrass yourself when you're on a good platform like you're reaching people through tiktok or you're reaching people through twitter. You're reaching people through facebook. You're reaching people through other mediums. you don't have to start up a podcast. I mean just because joe biden started a podcast. Why didn't you just go on. Pudsey of america right. Why didn't you choose other mediums..
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"Two about my experiences are much more the former than the latter the the candidate may not even realize that it reflects them a little bit more than they think it does right because sometimes we have our own blind spots there or or more likely and maybe a better way to put it is. You've identified something that they're weakened and the public things weakened and they think they're strong like they are on the wrong side of mount stupid on that particular matter. Right with the dunning kruger effect. So that's been more my experience. I have worked with people either in political context or otherwise. Who are just phenomenal at being what they need to be in the moment. I don't want to pretend like. I've only worked with quite the opposite. I've been very lucky. I've worked with some very smart leaders in my time. But that tends to be more like moments of brilliance that are rooted in an attribute. They actually already have rather than them taking on something. That's not them at all. That's that's not really been my experience. Carter on either of the two sides a candidates rejecting brand you've developed for them or swim lane you've developed for them from a branding perspective or candidates saying sure. I'll take this brand on and surprisingly living up to it or making it. The focal point of there not just persona personality going forward and either of those experiences. Yeah i think that we've had both of those experiences. I mean alison redford is Pretty good example is someone who had a brand built for her that she rejected She absolutely did not want to be the The mother of a young daughter daughter of aging parents premier she wanted to be the premier that said the the the was the international premiere. Traveling around the world in bringing her her brand of knowledge of the world to to albert and taking out berta out to the rest of the world. That was a brand. It's too bad. Because i think that the brand was one of the strongest brands remade..
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"Does come down to what stevens advices which has just emphasized different parts of your brand. Put something else in the window you. You may have been a fresh face in two thousand fifteen. That's not you anymore. Young guy anymore. You've randolph evolves over time and and so you need to keep your eyes on your brand and you've got to. You've got to figure out what you can actually put forward. Carter said something. That's interesting that i think is worth underlining about the difference between what a perception of the candidates brand is and the candidates actual attributes and use jason kenney as an example in the twenty nine hundred election. He was going around in a blue pickup truck saying geared up right. That is not jason kenney mcqueen illnesses wine sipping sort of cerebral guy. He's much more likely to engage you in a conversation about nineteen th century english literature than the latest f. One fifty ok and ultimately. I think that's a certain brand tension he set up that is causing him. Challenges right now right when you say. This is what the public wants great. I'm going to be that. I'm going to move forward. Some politicians are a little better at that than others. But i think there's always a certain hazard there now when you were talking about an opponent when you're sitting your brand up and you're trying to pick the brand elements that you want to emphasize and it's against opponents who are pretty ill defined and i think erin o'toole great example here. What what you need to do what you absolutely must do if you are the liberal party is you need to run your hypothetical campaign against the best version of erin. O'toole you absolutely need to be thinking about what he is putting out there. And what. He is signaling. He wants to be but you have to assume that he's not just a clownish version of himself that you might put into your donor letters right. You have to think about the best version of renewal and think about how those attributes may stack against your attributes..
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"Other two questions or else you'll find partisans just trying to align their answers altogether and then ultimately do some focus groups especially useful to do focus groups if you're candidates not particularly well known because you can start to probe on things and ask about opinions that are there or not there but ultimately out of all of this saying what you were trying to do. Is you're going to try to find the thing. The public cares about that. You do better than the other guy. And ideally that your opponent is weak on as well because that's the way you can set up quite a good contrast but you'd have to be careful not to jump into something that you do well but your opponent does better. You have to be careful not to jump into something you do well but the public doesn't give a shit about and by having all of that information at hand it allows you to have the informed conversation that you can then drive further into focus groups testing these things out. Further focus groups further polling excellent. Answer i love where you were with the with the three buckets can we talk about platforms a bit more as we can extend beyond that. Because i think there's some interesting questions that that kind of emerged with that you know in carter. One question i have for you is relating to notches. Branding yourself. But branding yourself. When you're already kind of known like two coreys principles how do you if you're justin trudeau heading into your third election cycle. Consider your political brand can. Is there any way you can move it. Is there any way you can shift it or are you just doing small iterative tweaks to to what the canadian public already knows about you like if there's new platforms developed or new message opportunities. How do you take advantage of them. Do have to rebrand. I'm trying to understand what this exercise may look like for a brand that we know trudeau versus up to brands. That we kinda don't know even meet has a cycle last round. He's still having much more flexibility. And i'd say o'toole has got the greatest amount of flexibility to his to his advantage. So i want to talk about what the differences in those two you know. Streams looks like between an established brand what they can do and how they can pivot and leverage some of these platforms and opportunities versus. Let's say less established brands like sing. O tool yeah. I think that the it's a point of emphasis right. You can't change. I mean if you're going to be authentic you can't change who you are you can change you know What is emphasized so for example trudeau I think it's well within his brand Spectrum to suggest that he's carrying right that he cares about canadians and you can emphasize that That part of the discussion..
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"We politicians really struggled with it because they weren't able to be authentic in the medium and facebook. I think is still hard. I think the most facebook is still managed by professionals. Who are trying to you know. Put the best spinner or whatever onto onto the actual medium itself because it's a more complicated medium But tick ducks exactly like that. As well. tiktok to me. He vehicle where people haven't quite figured it out yet. It reminds me a ton of twitter. back in the day when twitter was still coming on when just coming online. And it really wasn't. i mean. people were so amazed by in two thousand and ten because he knew how to use the medium and he was ex- authentic on that medium and there was enough people on it to actually make a difference in an election. I'm not sure that there's enough people on tiktok to actually make an election difference at this stage but being authentic on that medium could be a real boost to politician. That's trying to figure out how he or she can be seen differently But when i think of jagmeet singh what i think about is is a person who is trying to emulate aoc Not someone who's trying to be authentic himself. He is looking at what has been able to do. She's a natural all mediums. It doesn't matter if it's instagram live. It doesn't matter if it's tiktok. She's just got the ability she she's native too technology and she knows how to use it and be athetic on it Whereas an and she's the exception you know how many how many elected representatives in the united states. How many can actually do what she does. One right the same thing with So so trying to emulate someone else is by definition not authentic. You don't ask carter some branding principles. I'm gonna ask you a similar question. But just ed one one additional element to it. What are some twenty twenty one branding principles in your mind..
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"Move past. don't give anything back. Don't admit mistake and everything will be fine. So i now ask every question risking pissing off corey but it's literally enjoying little italy at the segments title which is great carter. What should you're seeing these these numbers on board. You're seeing the vaccines come online. What should our friends in the conservative party. Consider doing right now. Step back leave it aside move on. Well no i think they still have to prepare for their election I would move to the economy as soon as people start to feel like. The vaccination issues is Going to be solved. And the and the pandemic is going to be solved We're going to move to needing to address. The high unemployment levels the economic uncertainty of individual families and the overall economy. And i think that those are all things it play really well for the conservatives in fact far better than bitching and moaning about vaccine distribution at same. Not same question to you. But i wanna talk to you about The trudeau government here. Because we've always talked about their issues management risk that they constantly have they take the victory lap before the races even done. There seems to be an element of that. Which is perhaps the reason why i keep bringing this topic up is not necessarily to track vaccine numbers but to track the political promise versus the political reality in this case. It seems like a good news story with one. Vaccine approved a second one perhaps coming online. Any advice you'd have to the trudeau government around their victory lap or how they message around the vaccination schedules and the vaccination timelines going forward knowing that it's probably better news than it looked even based on their their promise. Scheduled for march and september. Don't take a victory lap and if you're the conservatives don't don't let them take a victory lap in fact that's where trudeau is most vulnerable because we are still behind. We are still well back in the list of countries in terms of vaccination rates here..
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"That they're more. Vaccination is is coming. And i think that the rollout that we talk tease that trudeau was trying to get it. Done faster in fact actually occur corey. The projection seemed to be trending well for the trudeau government. If the johnson and johnson one shot comes online shortly combined with the astra zeneca availability. They may be better suited. This seems like what you've been saying the whole time. If i'm giving you some credit however is and this is my question for you is the narrative on vaccines and trudeau crystallized calcified. Or do you feel like there's a chapter still to be written that the liberals can leverage based on based on the next couple of months things written were living. This is okay the segments. Can i just say weather sounds like a weather watch on a piece of shit local. Tv newscast in new jersey talking about possible storm surges. next week. You got the guy out front. You know he's he's standing in the wind. He's got his microphone. And it's offering absolutely no value fucking cares who gives a shit. Let's have a little bit of time. Let's step back from all of this. The reality is nothing is baked right now. The trudeau government is not subject to what happened last week or the week before we will have to stand back at a certain point and see how all of this rolled out. And that's what's going to happen. Yeah couple more vaccines online. Maybe one of them will have some more stops. Maybe we'll have something else. Come out of left field. We can't keep riding this wave week-to-week either as a podcast or is it country like down world either as a podcast. I think there's a big delta between the to put that's fine. I like this you could've you could've saved this for the editorial beatings. We don't have a carter carter. You're putting your hand up as if there's more than two of you but please go ahead. Jerry has corey is convinced. Me he in fact did write the review spaces to throw us off the bastard when a crafty dick. Oh i love it. So i was so mean to you when i did. I didn't know it was you who know. And i'm sorry i was such an ass about it. No it's good carter. I'm sticking with you. Cory doesn't clearly doesn't engage other topic but that's fine because we need someone to make to make sense of history while we're living in and i think that's you carter..
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"I'll just jump in before i let you speak overly long and drawn out. Senseless blathering was literally the premise of the show we began. Yeah and i think we've held consistently so your take i mean he's he nailed it. In fact i didn't i didn't corey. Take the l sat. once this rounding himself up to lawyer is exactly on brown. Brian me to be fair. They absolutely nailed my sentiments about this show so exactly convinced that it's not actually corey. Who's done this misunderstanding. Five source star staff strategy. He chose one start thinking he was actually giving a fight. Thank you got some senses blathering. He wants to interject with god. Thank you know me well enough to know. I would never put two spaces after period. This is that's the only reason. I think it's not him interesting. That's very interesting. I love this level of you know. We started off with the ambition to political podcast last week. We did a tight two minutes on butter this. We're doing some really interest forensic analysis on writing style and pattern here. I really liked this. Carter carter i need to ask you. They have given us one star. What are we giving the review. Oh it's a It's an f. Total fail go. Fuck yourself how this comes out in my mouth. You know like you. Hey i don't come to your workplace and your work. You might make probably like she she or he is probably like been fired from the law firm that they work at all they can do. Is this an old episodes of the strategists back to back to back fuck. You didn't talk to each yourself. Pardon me then you say you listen to three episodes today. I was actually talking to myself. Drunken as jesus christ carter. I give it five stars. I think this is excellent. I always appreciate a good sentence with double spacing. I appreciate that. They've nailed our brand. I just i just think they get it and they get us too bad here. She's not listening anymore. Because i feel like this section. I feel like while the strategy of the podcast in their mind was was low. The execution of what we wanted to do. We're killing and so thank you to all our listeners. Even the ones who who have left us let's move on to our next segment our next segment. Of course the check into piss off corey carter. We are talking about flaxseeds. This is the basic corey said to of course it does boldfaced text messages. He increased the size of his. I message fond just to make sure. I don't even know how you do that but he did. I don't know how he doesn't. He's amazing he's figured out a way. He's a loyal to me. We know we know vaccine here. We go do it. Stephen carter astrazeneca vaccine has been approved here in canada five hundred thousand doses on their way thoughts. Well you guys know that. I've i've been railing on this quite a bit. And the proof will be in the pudding but it looks like the puddings getting made and Looks like vaccinations are on their way. I think the johnson and johnson vaccination is going to common. Now we're getting to the place where people are saying. Which is the best vaccine for me to take and now they say they actually have to message. The one that you can get is the one that you should take. So i think this is. It's all good news. Obviously i'm very interesting in people that are close to getting vaccinated ultimately. I'm now like phase one by the way guys. Because i'm so fucking old so we have that going for me So you know that's good. I mean i'm just really excited..
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"This is a strategist episode. Nine twenty. My name is in belgium. With me. As always stephen carter hogan guys. Another sunday is upon us. Another year without a golden globe win for the strategists. This is true. We have always tried to get in as part of the diversity mantra and mandate that the golden globes as exceedingly taken up on. But never just it. Just you dragged me down. I told you that if we put the fucking podcast on video we'd have a better chance but you don't want to put it on video and so so you can wear your hoodies not to your air. I look the same regardless. Doesn't matter if i'm on video i'm always gonna look this old. I should have into solo act. this is making. this is why timberlake left the other ones. Which was his back street or in sync. Supposed to know that you are supposed to know that you are supposed to know that. I know it's one of them. That's gotta count for something corey under your one of the others. you know. it's one of them. Yeah that's good anything anything you want to add to the mix corey. I don't know. I think we just give carter the runway. Let's just hear more about what he thinks about. The things going on the world needs about Really happy for catherine o'hara as really happy for shits creek. It's been quite a year for them. That's my golden globes knowledge. Okay carter.
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"Liked that environment. Let's talk about hallmarks I believe your first one was the christmas secret and twenty four. Does that sound right. I almost went yes I love that one. That's a good one Twenty fourteen is Like i feel like right as hallmark. Christmas movies were really starting to become a little bit more of a thing. Like two thousand fourteen fifteen. It's starting to rise and now you've been doing them homework for the last few years as well talk about how you got into the world and also what it's like not just as an actor but as someone who maybe watches movies to see hallmark kind of rise when the rest of cable. Tv is declining. Homework's still doing stuff. So what's that like to also watch and be a part of. It's a real testament to the fact that people wanna feel good. They wanna see stories that make them make the warm and I mean such an artist. I love complicated stories. I love Things that are on guard and that he worked to to think of what the story means to you But there's also such a place and me and and so many people where he just wants things simple and sweet we and something that's gonna you know is going to have a happy ending You don't have to work too hard for and Sometimes you need that. It's a balanced diet. Well what what's interesting is that makes a ton of sense To hear you say like that. I- i routinely say that you're the best at this i do. You can go and listen. I know you're huge fan of the podcast and you've listened all the episodes but I routinely say the this and the reason that you're the you're the best data is because you get the bit like you get exactly kind of this perfect Kind of reduction sauce of what the hallmark leading lady is supposed to be. And you you tweak that for each of your characters but you understand the beats of the formula very very well but it strikes. Me in looking at your. I'm debbie. i didn't not a huge one tree hill. Got him watch a lot of one tree hill but this strikes me as such a departure for you from what you were doing before hallmark movies so is it is the fact that even though the stories are simplistic and they're formulaic is. It is the fact that these characters are new to you and your career does that. Give it some sort of refreshment for you as you as you take each one of these roles on. Yeah it's totally. That's the major appeal of it to me is that i did on one tree hill have to do once one character for so long and to be able to now have an avenue can explore these different parts. I can play with comedy you again. And i could play really shy girl or a super bossy busy body or You know i don't know something. Would you call from royal matchmaker. I don't know she was running a business but still clumsy and just like the they wouldn't let me use my jersey accent but she was the most jersey girl but they would allow me to. But i that's the thing is like that's what i look for. When i look for hallmark scripts is. What can i do with this care to. Where i'm an actor and i you know actors. We sort of die without the opportunity to put on all these different costumes in hats and faces so my god. I'm so grateful. Somebody's giving me a chance to to just pick some scripts and find something. Yeah i wanna play a princess. Okay i to play a social media mogul and and the personality types the insecurities and the the personal struggles that go along with people in those positions It's so fun for me so interesting. So thank you for your compliment in noticing the nuances. It's something that i it's. It's everything to me i mean that's that's what i in what i do. It's you're more than welcome the idea. I have to ask you this. We're gonna take five-star. Christmas out of the equation because we will have some more specific questions about that aside from five-star christmas because everybody answers their most recent. What's your favorite. Your personal favorites. Maybe the memory of making it or just how it turned out. Whatever your personal favorite and your personal favorite of all of these that you've made hallmarks specifically you can throw lifetime in there as well. That's fine and it looks like what's poinsettias for christmas. What channel is that on. That was lifetime i would say. My favorites have been noted in christmas with andrew walker. I really love that one. I just thought we found some magic there and we had so much fun. Making it in winnipeg and Royal matchmaker go to romania and show my daughter around romania and filmed in castles and i was wearing ballgowns and it was. It was really fun because at least favourite. You gotta give me least favorite boy. Probably honestly christmas secret because it was my first one and It was before homer had been really booming with christmas movies in before it was an. I think i just i was in such a hard place in my life that that movie. I just had such a hard time with that one. We really felt like money job to me. And i wish. In retrospect that i had the appreciation and but i had gone into that job with just an excitement. Because there's no reason i shouldn't have. I was just like feeling sorry for myself and being stupid but so it was all my fault. That's probably why it was good political. Answer joyce really milwaukee memory serves to that character was like kind of down on her luck to like. It was like the kind of saturday there too. Yeah so kind of a kind of a bummer to do that let's Let's talk about five star. Because i just loved it. It was in both of our. It was your favorite of the year and it was my second favorite of the year behind delivered by christmas. Yeah it's so fun so difference Than a regular homework. Because there's just so much just fun stuff going on. It's very funny. I loved it so talk about the. It's it's very different so talk about. Its from kind of a traditional hallmark and what it was like going into a different storyline line for hallmarks. Different beats altogether beeps usa. Neal was there like any direction. Given from hallmark Upstairs has just like. Hey just have fun. Go be a little bit wackier. Do different stuff talk about that. Yeah so five star. Came to be because i have a good working relationship with brad krivoi. Who is a was our producer and he sent me the script and he said what he thinks..
"five stars" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"You are never gonna get this ever ever ever. God bless you bless your heart. You're wonderful but the doors right over the devils shapers never gets the w. good little. Did he know you. You had plenty of work ahead of you on a soap opera for fifty episodes which is like a month and a half. That's a shooting. But i do. We have there's so much to talk about but you're on one tree hill for its entirety. Right one hundred and eighty some episodes great. Tell us not just about that experience. But i more importantly that i don't know if we talked to someone yet he's been on almost two hundred episodes of the same scripted. Television show Side from a soap opera. Which i think is in a category of itself. Because it's just on the sheer memorization at some point Is there a. Do you go through these hills and valleys where you feel like you get burned out on a character years and years in a decade of your life are there times when you're like man i just. I don't know if i can play haley today. I don't know if that's something i can do. Or is this something that you just treasured. All one hundred eighty episodes of it was just all rise for you know. It's like every other job. I mean there's always going to be. The grass is always greener on the other side right. So there's a lot of learning to appreciate what you have that goes into plus we were so young so yeah it was like thrilling and exciting in there were so many super cool things that were happening and amazing opportunities but yeah i mean you're still showing up at the same day looking at the same people. It's it's and they have to look at you you know everybody's just like oh god. There are definitely days where it's really hard and not to mention the fact that you're you know you play with your emotions for a living manipulating your emotions for a living so talk about having having a hard day and having to go to work and do comedy or you know being a really happy mood. Maybe for the first time in like a few weeks. Maybe it's been a few weeks. I'm having a great day. And now i gotta go to work in cry and it messes with you a little bit. So there's a lot of that. But yeah i mean i love that character i of course it got stale sometimes and i think that showed in. A lot of different was probably. I changed my hair color. Sunday times is feel interesting for me but but you know the end of the day we all really respected the fact that we were being welcomed into someone's home i mean i just don't think i don't think there's a lot of avenues in the in in this world career-wise where you welcomed into someone's home and you have the ability to affect them For better or worse With with storytelling. And it's i think it's just one of the most beautiful and sacred jobs that you can do to be allowed into. Someone comes home in her. And that something. I really learned from being on that show for so long ends and see me impact even now that that show has still had on people. Yeah how did you end up booking in the first place. What was that you know situation light. Did they bring it to you. How long was the audition process. And all that stuff. Descr audition been sentenced to four dishes when it was called ravens. I turned it down because I didn't really re the script. It just didn't seem like something. I was in the mood to do. I guess that day so it didn't go at the auditions and then A six to eight months later my manager called me back and said here's the pilot from that show that you didn't go on the addition for and their Recasting a role. And i really think you should go on and watch the pilot and i watched it and i loved it. I still think the pilot is so good and I was like okay. Let's give it a try. So i went. I have my addition I was actually in the same room with sophia when addition she is out in the waiting room together and Yeah i read for it and then they brought me in to test and it was just the magic in the room when we did our screen test. I tested with chad and Just was like a moment you just feel. I felt the whole room shift. I left out knowing. I had the part for sure. It's all i'm interested from an an actress perspective. I know a lot of people that watch a tv show for many seasons like this one there comes a point like when you watch series as a whole area like they should have like ended it like a season early as an hour or two season or whatever as an actor. Do you have that perspective where you're like. I feel like we're playing with fire at this point. It's a shame that her face wasn't on the screen for that because we'll reaction was priceless. What's it like as an actor. When is so many seasons then. Let's be honest. Dog ate a hearts. And i think we jumped the shark bit like i guess a better way to put it. I didn't mean to interrupt you but there's what like there are. These shows that are like is the network going to renew us like because it syndication money and so it's like season two. You're like yes season three. It's like sending season for syndication when you're like c nine. How are you like pulling against it at that point. Are you the kind of going okay. Can they not can. They not renew us. Like where are you with that. Well we all had options in our contract to be able to get out so we you know we all renewed except for hillary and chad for the six the six or seven season. I can't remember. But i mean yeah i i don't know i mean we d- we definitely got. We definitely jump the shark with the rating. We definitely like got to the point where there's like. I don't know what's happening anymore. Is what is the show about. Is the show about like hometown. People as the show about somebody getting kidnapped by the russian mafia and like i just don't know what's happening so so there was a lot of that but also mean job. Stability is alluring to say the least and it was great paycheck and it was. We were working and it's scary as an actor too. It's it's a real double edged sword. Because if you leave early enough you can. You still have lots of time to do other things in your career. And there's still a chance that you know a lotta people will will see be able to see you as something other than that one character but going with the chance. That noah again and you just may never work again or if you stay then you have the job security but the longer you stay the longer you tiresome to the public seeing you as only character and the more difficult thinking for yourself in the future to be hired for other things to be seen in other ways when you get recognized in public like if somebody comes up says oh my gosh. I'm a huge fan. Is it for one hill. Or is it for hallmark. More which happens more. Usually it's usually one tree hill. Yeah i mean it depends on where i am. Oh i guess. Now it's more homer. I still get some guiding light. People believe wow i mean four hundred forty eight episodes of a soap operas not even like a percent like. That's a very small amount for people to know you from guiding light do forty episodes. That can't be right. Says that's what it says but you know what are they know. Says you were born in ninety three ninety three joys that accurate..
"five stars" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Bizarre. First thing as shelley barn. My dad joy is southern baptist pastor and so i was steeped in the world of salty and so i'm talking to true celebrity studio follow right this ideal meeting. Larry larry larry. Larry was a thing so i mean dot. I've got to have an inside scoop on your time on salty. My my mom worked at word inc. she was in personnel. I think she might have been right at the president. Maybe she worked for him. I don i was a kid. So who pays attention parents doing your but anyway She worked at work and they were making a movie salty. My mom would like mike had likes to act. So you wanna have addition and sure so went and i dish end this park and i mean that movie is like you know you should get usually get high. It's i it was very hot. Here's what i remember. I remember the guys in the costumes salty and the and the guy risky risky rams really nice guys And always pouring sweat because it was summer eight texas and they're in these giant like barney kind of suits and i remember reading getting along with the kids playing the other kids on the journey with. I can't remember their name names. It's been a long time. yeah i remember. The makeup artist was so mean eight. I don't know why this member crying all talk mean makeup on. I know i remember this last seen in the jungles on a big sound stage. But i just was like so the being young and being be the middle of the production and seeing how it all works and it really felt like a real movie and such a cool way to get my feet wet. Well this yeah. It was awesome. That makeup artist should have known better because you are easily. The most famous person that was salty. Salvation celebration looking at this particular cast. Aside from salty himself salty. Everybody goes debut. Here's another indie. Imdb related question Sometimes it says like when you are credited but as like a different name and there's a few movies or shows or tv programs where you're credited as j o e lens. What what was going on. There was their identity crisis going on. How did that happen. And how did you settle on. Just your standard j. O y there is always an identity crisis going on an actor but jail o. It happened when i was thirteen. I just wanted to change the name. I never really liked my name. So i thought maybe i'll change it to j. o. E. and that'll be fun and interesting. So i did that just in my personal life and everyone who is still today no from When i was thirteen on spells my name. J o e. yeah like. I have a friend who A good friend that. I've known since i was sixteen. Seventeen years old and When he texted me he's still. It's still j. because that's just how all my friends knew me for the longest time. Yeah and then. When i got one tree hill decided to was going through a i don't now spirit moment in my life. I wanted to sort of embrace My who i was when i was born. I don't know anyway. I decided i'm joy lens at that point and i've just been kind of waffling ever since more than fair. I do want to talk about one tree hill and guiding light. But i asked this to every guest. We have because it's fascinating to me. Do you have a memorably. Bad audition like an audition that like. I know every actors like about dishes but one that you left and you went. That's an old timer. Like that is all timer. I can't. I can't believe i went in there and just did that. Do you have one of those. You can remember our has to okay. I have one for one. I was I dunno fourteen years old and it was i sleeping. Beauty the musical in in New jersey regional theater somewhere. And i don't know what happened. I just got onstage and it was like every piece of bad acting that was in me. Floating around just came. And i every line that i said i was like what. Why did i just do it that way. And then finally it was like look. I'm just going to sing. And then they'll be like okay. She's great so then. Maybe they'll a chance to do the scenes again. And i see like i don't know what happened. My voice just wouldn't. It wouldn't work and i remember. Actually hearing was one of those auditions where you stand on stage and our people. Everybody who's all in the theater waiting and watching the go on and i remember hearing people laughing at me back. Oh i mean you have to be crazy to one. Be an actor constant rejection constant. This kind of like what fourteen year old wants to stand stage in here. People laugh at them and then come back for more to be crazy. That's after the salty's makeup ladies so this is One after the other one. What's the other one other win was for a pilot. This is really a moment. That i still when i think of i cringe and i don't know what went wrong except it was for. It was for a pilot to play xactly bars wife. Okay and and i'm funny like i. I grew up doing sitcoms mostly high for sitcoms before. I got one tree hill. Actually so that was sort of my world and i. I don't know what happened on. I had gotten the audition. Actually from one of his friends. Commended me so now there was a lot riding on xs. Like my friends. You know was vouching for me. So i went. In and it was a small boardroom executives at along boardroom rectangular table which is unusual. And i stood at the end of the board room almost like i should be giving some sort of powerpoint presentation instead. I proceeded to miss the timing of every single joke and line and i wasn't reading with zach. I was reading with somebody else. I thought i would be reading with him. And i don't know if it was the chemistry with person who's reading with so much of that in comedy depends on able to bounce person. I don't know what happened. But all i know is when i left that room i went to shake hand and he just looked at me with these big sad puppy. Dog eyes lake. That was so for you and you just put both of his hands around my hands me with that..
"five stars" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"They said it would never happen. Do set it. The people out there people. I don't want them around. Good news is we can clear the inbox out because we finally got bethany. Joy lens on the podcast. Everyone can stop. Stop calling a stop contacting us. We did it okay. we did it. Bethany joy lions here. We've been instructed to call her joy nothing else joy. Welcome to the show. hi thank. you didn't have that much power i would have. Had you call me like tigers tiger. It is read name. That's what i use on my starbucks They don't want nobody wants to know she don't want to actually get caught in a celebrity situation or somebody heard the name. Joy like bethany joins us here. My problem is that my name in a large room ends up sounding like like like. There's no i never know when they're calling my name. I was about to say it's very hard to screw up joyce three letters like the perfect starbucks. Now you'd be surprised jolie. Joey like people quite understand. Why go a tighter. Because it's kind of singular in love it good for starbuck orders all right. That's actually what we brought you here later. This is so exciting. We've seen quite a few of movies at this point Doing this podcast for the last few years so excited to dive into those But we always like to start at the beginning because there's always a moments in each lacquers life. They're like you know what i want to give this a try. What was it for you early on where you're like acting let's give it a go. Well i was an only child. And i don't know truly probably both my parents were working and i was like i had tons of. It's of course in love from them. But i also trying to find my place in the world and i don't know i kind of always felt a little like on the outside like didn't really fit anywhere and I remembered going to do a I always liked performing Like singing songs in front of people at church or i did a fashion show mother fashion show the dillard's store five and i don't know it's just like something to do. I guess and And i liked the interaction with the crowd. I liked performing so my my parents enrolled me in something in dallas called cats which is creative arts theatre school and it's no longer there sadly close down a few years ago but It was a great place. I they had. It was a whole building full of classes. So you would go and you would find where your dance class where you're theater class was your voice class. Your whatever it was that you had signed up for and you would go and we just spent hours their after school going from class to class and i loved it and then i started doing plays and just sort of was like man. This is such an after fit. I know fit here so and just never stopped. Wow so you seems like you're pretty close with your parents and are you. Are you from texas. So yeah i live in dallas. Big little w la s four. Were until i was eleven and then moved to new jersey signed jersey girl. They also have a lot of southern me so south texas jersey. That's quite a stretch. So what what. What was the move about. You're just like your parents work or something and my grandfather and my grandmother had passed and the house that my father had grown up in her home. was available as was a job. Transfer at the same time for my dad's but all just seem to ally. I think let's go let's When did you decide. I'm going to try to make a go with this as a career like. I know it's fun. I went to the cats thing. But when did you decide okay. Like i don't know if that's to move to l. a. or just i'm going to hire an agent. When was it that you went. I'm going to try to make a living. Doing this was twelve five. I went to dallas. Tv or no. Excuse me when. I was ten or eleven. I did this. Dallas tv and film thing program. And we would go to la every pilot season for like a week and and audition and train do pilots. And i got a great response. And i thought maybe i could really do this. Then when we got to new jersey matter called a child talent agent named nancy. Carson was actually just featured in the back page of the new york. Backstage this month actually She's still around and she's still kicking butt and she had written a book that my mom read and she said. I think my daughter really wants to do this. And nikki. mouse club Texas before we move so if she makes it to the final round when we get to new york new jersey. Will you meet with her And nancy answered my mother and she said yes if she knew the final round. Then i will meet with her and i did. I even made the page the entertainment page of the newspaper in dallas in my green vest. And my tie might bowling hat. You know my long blonde braid at out and eleven. Eleven years old and my mom's i think clipping over to nancy and she was like she made it. I got new york. And i met with nancy and i'm saying for her and read for her and she signed me and i started working started getting really close on a lot of broadway shows but what i was looking a lot of commercials and tv pilots and tv guest spots lot of sitcom stuff I was being flown out to. La for screen tests constantly and It just at. I mean i was young. You know that was between ages of twelve twelve and fourteen. And then. I got a movie when i was fourteen. I think it just kind of there wasn't like one particular moment. it was just a slow burn of. I think this is working. I think this is working. This is working. I know the moment joy it's salty.